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L. XLII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1922
AIKEN COUNTY SWEPT
BY TERRiIC CYCLONE
Five Killed' and Many Injured in
Storm Which Rages on The
OUT OF BANKS
lill Villages in South Carolina Are
Hard Hit-Many Miracu
Aiken, March ?.-A cyclone, bring
ing death and desolation in its blast,
swept'over the hills of the little mill
town of Warrenville, Horsecreek Val
ley this morning before daybreak, and
left in its wake the dead bodies of
five people, crushed and mangled,
beneath the debris of their humble
cottages. The village of Steifletown,
d near Graniteville, was also visited- by
the roaring whirl, and ,it, too, suffered
in loss of property and in wounded
villagers, the center of a row of
houses in the thickest part, of the
settlement being swept away and
tiyisted into a mass of scattered tim
ber tin and brick. The dead are:
Fred Hoover, aged 12.
Dollie Mitchell, aged 5.
Mrs. Boyd, age unknown.
Son Wood, aged 14.
Daughter Wood, aged 6.
There are scores of injured, many
of the mseriously, Mrs. Lavaria Wood,
mother of, the two (lead children, be
ing among those badly hurt. The
telephone, electric light and tele
graph -wires were all down and the
roads blocked by uprooted trees, and
it was nearly 7 o'clock before aid
could be rushed from Aiken. Miss
Agnes Campbell, of the Aiken Chap
ter of the Red Cross, at once drove to
the scene and established headquar
ters for the wounded in one of the mill
houses. Aiken physicians, Dr. Hast
ings, Wyman, Dr. "'. L. Nevil, with
Dr. Wright and Dr. Greene, of Horse
creek Valley, attended the suffering.
Mr. R. G.. Tarrant and Miss Eleanor
Phelps, of the Red Cross, were on the
Twenty-two houses in Warren
ville were torn to pieces by the
fearful wind, and five in Stiefletown
were upset or carried' away. One
garage from the hill was carried
from its foundations twenty-five
feet and landed on the porth of a
home opposite in Stiefletown. Many
poles thrown across the tracks of
the Southern Railway delayed the
Augusta morning train to Charles
ton three hours.
Park Is Hard Hit
The beautiful park at Langley was
, a mass of broken and uprooted trees,
while the Baptist Church there had
one side of the roof completely lift
ed away. Several smaller buildings
in Langley were blvown down and oth
At Warrenville, the center of the
fierce storm, several families had
to be rescued fron their three
room cottages with saw and ham
mer, being fastened securely under
the timbers. The escape from death
in . veral instances appeared to be
miraculous. One mill operative,
+ Frank Williams, was with his wife
and five children, found in his home
which sad been blown down flat, un
injured. They were removed from the
wreck by busy rescuers with saws
and poles used as levers. Another
mill operative had his home partly
- carried high off in the win.l and he
and 11i5 two children were left un
harmed beind a partition asleep iii
bed. Coats, bed clothes and other ar
ticles were found hung fifty feet high
on the trees in the path of the cyclone,
. which had its beginning in the Beech
section, and cut a swath one hundlred
Syardls wide, (lying out at Moseley's
Crossing on the A. and A. trolley line,
where it pulled up the trolley station
from itf moorings and scattered it.
Sover the fields. At Gloverville, twvo
buildings were blown dlown, but no
A fund has been started' for the
relief of the homeless by Mr'. John
G. Chafec, andl the Warrenville Manu
facturing Company, is standling solid
ly by its unfortunate employcs.
eThe injured at the Aiken Hlospital
Harley, Mrs. Wood, Mr. Edward
-Clark, who is unconscious, Mrs. Ru
fus Munday, thought at first to be
dleadi, Mr. Owen and Mr. George
The Missionary Society of the
Methodist Church will hold the March
imeeting Monday afternoon at 4
o'clock. The following is the pro
. Leader, Mrs. S. L. Davis.
Bible Lesson: "First Impressions"
. X(Mark 1, 21-45.
Discussion: "Feeding the Amer
enn Family," Mrs. T. M. Wells.
Social Service News.
4 Two ten-minute talks:
* 1. "Mexican Family life in Chihau
hau1" Mrs. J. W. Rigby.,
2. "Centro Christiano Serving the
Mexican Home," Mrs. A. L. Luce.
Period of Intercession: Mrs. C. N.
Solo. Miss Rosa Mahaff'ey.
Report of Officers.
*' Mr. 'Clove Elliott, one of the oldest
citizens in the Panola section, drop
NEW COUNTY HOME
Dalzell, S. C., Feb. 6, 1922.
The Manning Times,
IManning, S. C.
Clarendon County is indeed fortun
a;e to have Home Demonstration
work put in for the benefit of the
people in this agricultural crisis.
The women of the County have in
sisted. on having. an instructor and
leader again this year and it surely
speaks well for the work they have
done in the past years for them to
feel the need of it again.
The Department is glad to be able
to furnish the County with an Agent
educated at Winthrop College and
experienced in public work. Every
thing bids fair for splendid work in
the County and all interested club
members and the-public at large are
invited to call on your Agent, Miss
May Harrelson, and she will gladly
respond. Her office is in the Court
House and her phone number is 247.
All plans of club work have been
made and each section of the County
has been included in some phase of
Miss Harrelson will appreciate that
all clubs write her and give her in
formation in regard to time and place
Yours for the work,
Theodosia D. Plowden,
DEATH OF MR. A. R. BRIGGS,
Mr. Arthu. Brailsfor. Briggs of
Silver, (lied on Friday, March 3rd at
7 o'clock a. m., of inflamatory rheu
matism, with other complications. He
was sink five weeks, and (luring this
time suffered intensive pains, and all
that loving hands could do, was (lone,
but "God willed otherwise." He was
born April 13th, 1887. In December
1910 he married Lula B DesChamps,
daughter of the late L. T. Deschamps,
and to them was born five children,
of which four survive him.
His father, H. S. Briggs, Sr., and
brothers, R. H., W. T. A. J., H. S. Jr.,
Briggs and Mrs. W. R. Davis, of Sil
ver, Mrs. S. L. Baker 'of McClellan
ville, were at his bedside when the end
came. His brother, H. V., Briggs of
Detroit not being able to get here.
He was buried Saturday at 12
o'clock at Andrew Chapel Church, by
Sumnerton Lodge of Master Masons,
funeral services conducted by his
1 pastor, Rev. G. W. Dukes, and the
beautiful floral offerings at the
grave was an attest of the high es
teem and affection of his love ones
and friends. He was a member also
of IC. of P. and W. O. W., and at all
times and under fill circumstances,
tried to practice and live those prin
ciples that characterize those orders,.
and because of this fact, his friends,
vied with each other, in doing him a
kindness, and filled the Church to the
limit at his funeral 'services. His
pastor in a very few remarks, referred
very feeling to our inability to under
stand the " -steries of God," and
while we all in irn his departure, and
will miss his jolly, happy way, God
had other plans-and we must all
bow to the inevitable, and know,
"That Gods will must be done on
earth, as it is done by the Angels in
Speak of the beautiful, speak of the
These to eternity, fadeless endure,
Error shall vanish soo, qvil decay;
God and the beautiful p iss not away.
By one who knew him.
RED CROSS NOTES
An interesting opportunity for Red
Cross volunteers to be of unusual
service is in transcribing stories in
Broille for the blind. It is so very ex
pensive to make plates for printing
;in the Broille that our blinded sold
iers and the hundreds of other blind
in the U. S., Alaska, Virgin I.glands
and other territories are depending
on these volunteers to give them
varied and interesting literature.
Lessons will be given to those intar
ested through co-operation with the
LTibrary of Congress. We are hoping
to have such a class formed in Mann
ing in the near future that wve may be0
able to dlo our hit toward making
Our Boys' lives more pleasant.
Summary report of the Home
No. pupjils inspectedl-......--98
No. vaccinatedl ...._-2
D~efective eyes---... -----.....- _..36
Defective ears- .................... .._.....7
Defective nose and throats-.---.-_-46
Anaemic-.._..- .....- ...-- .........---20
Defective skins and scalps--..........2
Miscellaneous--...... ---... ---.........4
IHere as in other schoors the teeth
needl most attention. However near
ly all of the pupils- are trying to take
better care of their teeth than last
year. This is very encouraging andl
wec are continuing to wvork for better
POLITICAl, POT BOILING
Town polities are beginning to
warm up a bit. We have heard of
several prospective candlidates for
Alderman andl Mayor. Why not have
a public meeting and get the can
did ates to place their views as to
town government before the voters ?
Every voter wvould like to know how
a candlidate stands on all of the public
dluties of the town. Taxation we pre
sume would be the main issue, and we
have no dloubt but the talks would be
Interesting. There will be a great
mamny ladles to vote in the April elec
tion, andl they too, are Interested In
knowing who to vo for. When they
hear the candidates they can thea
comn to a more Intnilient decision.
Queen Gets $500 Diamond
Contests For County Candidates Starting This Week in Newspapers All Over
The State-Palmafesta At Columbia Week of April 17th to 22nd.
With in'dominable spiilt the mercantile interests of Columbia have hand
ed old Doctor Gloom a knockout blow by subscribing $10,000 as a guarantee
fund that will assure even a better Palmafesta week than the one hekd so
successfully in the Capital City last Spring.
Special committees of the -Columbia Chamber of Commerce are now
busy arranging the programme for the big week which wit include the
fashion show, automobile show, fire works, baby .parade, float parade, beauty
contest, state-wide industrial exhibits, daily band concerts by some nationally
famous musical organization, and a big musical (lay on which John McCor
mick or an equally famous star will be featured. In addition there will be
the usual round of dances, dinners, meetings and other social features.
By means of popular voting contests in local newspapers throughout
the State to be conducted during the next five weeks Palmafesta Queen can
didates will be chosen from every county in South Carolina. The county
candidates will go to Columiba for the week as guests of the Columbia Chain
ber of Commerce which organization will defray all expenses of the trip.
Ddring Palmafesta week an election will be held in Columbia to deter
mine the most attractive and popular young woman among the delegates as
sembled from the various counties. The winner of this contest will be pro
claimed Queen of Palmafesta, will receive the $500 diamond ring, and will be
crowned in great state nit the crowning ceremonies to be held in the big audi
torium at the State Fair Grounde. The Queen and her court will feature also
in the big float parade. Local newspapers will send to Columbia photo
graphs of the winning Queen candidate in each County for insertion in a
beauty supplement to be circulated throughout the State during the week of
April 9th to 15th.
In order to secure the most popular young woman in Clarendon County
as candidate for Queen of Palmafesta, there is printed below a popularity
voting coupon which is to be filled out and mailed according to the instruc
tions contained therein. Voting coupons will be printed in each issue of this
newspaper up to and including the issue of April 8th, at which time the votes
will be counted and announcement of the winner made. There will be no
restriction upon the number of votes each person may cast. Every coupon
clipped from this paper is good for one vote, and a yearly paid-in-advance
subscription will be counted as 500 votes.
QUEEN OF PALMAFESTA'
The Manning Times,
My choice for Queen of Palmafesta is:
This coupon good for one vote. A yearly paid
in-advance subscription to this newspaper counts
500 votes. Paid-in-advance six months subscrip
tion counts 250 votes.
NOTE BY HE CUNTYof the big producing counties a heav'y
NOTESsign up has already been secured.
DEMONSTATIONMrloo is now seting the pace in
geC~T tting members, although D~arling
ton is still in the leadl. MNr. 1). W.
Watkins, assistant director of Exten
On Friday, March the third a meet- sion of Clemson ('ollege says that th.'
ing of the County Agents and Special- l'iC(lnIoit section is now awake mid
ists of this district was held in Flor- that the farmers there are going
ence. At this meeting sweet potatoes strong for (oo-perative marketing.
was one of the important topics of
discussion. The irectors of the already or
Mr. T. B. Young, president of the gaoized Tobacco Association have de
South Carolina Sweet Potato Asso- cided to contine to receive nieniher;
ciation lincmssed the matter of mar
keting banked and cured potatoes to into the Associion. The outlook for
some extent. lie states that the As- the Tobacco Association is exceedin
sociation has th is seasonl soldl a numi-lybihanaspito piOiiljI
her of cars of banked stock at a fair- ~~saogtoei ls oc vtI
ly good price, but that the maotter ofthsiuio.TenvmmbrwiI
selling' banked potatoes is very un- b eevdo h aebssa h
satisfactory. lHe wants the farmers od h otmt~ilo oreb
sellinag banked potatoes to understanldifeeti htteminn~ onn
that they are taking quite a blit of aeapyn o ebrhpi h
risk. For in spite of every preca,nt ionpeftdogaiton whltos
there is danger of them going had in jiigpeiul eeol ntn
transit. In fact one or twvo car's thiswihtirflovto gteuh
season have arrived at their destina- jiest oma raiain
tion inl badl ordler. The selling of the Mndsrn h e omcn
banked potatoes by the association tat a e hmi yohe
his yerisol an omergency pro- .(y onyAet
it is doubltfini if they will continue to ((MIN'Y MElIC
do this in the future. since the peo(- CIEULDNX XVBi
ple have them on hand this year' and
as money is badly neededl in the
state, they decided -to take a chance i..T.loyCutCaiii,
on them this yea'.anIha' oke(itteflowg
On the oIther' hand, no(t, one car ofsceueometnsfrhefstj it
curedl potatoes has gone had, andl aofnt vk.Ohrmeig il
great many more (If them have been Ib celldfrtelte aLo
sold. The prices for the cured potai-thwekadpliednneteks
toes has also been very much more P1)1.
plrofitable to the growers. Teemeig r nteitrs
Mr. Lewis, marketing agent, who (ftec-pmtv'mreig(fct
has inspected most of the cured po- tn ~ a oe ogtit vr
tatoes that have been shippedl stat-comntanlavievthhep
edl in the meeting that the best and pebfr ragn hs etns
most nearly pure Porto Rico Pota- h dlet h ~'50' fohrwr
toes that lhe had seen in the state adbdwahrti a mosbe
were some from the Manning Curing W iht s orc-prto
House. Some other houses averagedinmkgthemeigsaucs.
as goodl but some came up to the bestAntigyuan(0owdhepg
in the Manning house. ige(llgol rvlsvilhg'at
In this connection, I wish to advise l prcae. Otie sekr
our farmers to be careful where they wl ebogti oadesyu11(
get their seed piotatoes or theirwehptogvtem odcrdsa
sprouts. If possible select them from eeypae
some source that you know and pick Tewoecto eti o lv
only the goodl pure stuff. Rememberwihtsgramoe nanl e
we have as goodl in Clarendon Countyar(lt'mnlnotobasubin
as there is in the country, and a boki h a fissces
great (deal better than most places. Thsceueflo: Bging
The co-operative marketing of cot-Pavle t11occk nd ioe
toh came in for a great dleal of dils-BrnhSolat3'cckWens
cussion and the county agents weredaDvsStin t3anlJrn
unanimously of the opinion that theat8occkThrayTrbvlet
association would go over the top anNeloat8'cck
n hei repeciv contis. n ome the big rayin Countye Aghent.
COITON MEETINGS FRIDAY,
MANNING AND SUMMERTON
Friday morning at 11 o'clock T. B.
Young of Florence, President of the
South Carolina Sweet Potato Asso
ciation and one of the directors of
the newly organized Co-operative To
bacco Growers' Association, will
speak in the court house on the Co
operative Marketing of Cotton.
Mr. Young will address the farm
ers of the Summerton esction in the
school auditorium at Summer'ton at
3 o'clock Friday afternoon. These
meetings will open the campaign for
the co-operative marketing of cotton
in Clarendon County. A number of
counties have started off ahead of this
but County Chairman Floyd and
County Agent Gray are expecting
Clarendon to come up with her share
in a very few (lays.
Every farmer and business man in
the County is urged to attend one of
these meetings and hear Mr. Young.
Those interested in the growing
and marketing of sweet potatoes may
be able to get some good data from
Mr. Young on this subject.
A schedule of community meetings
for next week will be found elsewhere
in this issue. Patrons and trustees
are asked to please have these meet
ings announced in schools and
churches. Don't forget the (lay's:
Manning, Friday, March 17 at 11
o'clock and Summerton at 3 o'clock
the same (lay.
ENTER'TAINS AT TEA
On last Wednesday afteroon Mrs.
Bennie Ness entertained a Civic
League Tea. During the afternoon a
delightful sweet course was served
the following guests: Mesdames A.
C. Bradham, Jake iseman, I. I. Ap
pelt, Ir. Crouch, F. C. Thomas, H.
D. Dubrow, S. R. Venning, E. S. Ervin,
L. H. Hlarvin, Clarence Iseman, Dr.
Broadway, J. A. Weinberg, Cary
Smith and Misses Irma Weinberg
and Carolyn Plowden.
MRS. WILLIAMS ENTERTAINS
Mrs. Marion Williams gave a love
ly party last Wednesday afternoon
for the Library fund. Cut: flowers
and ferns were effectively and for
decorations. A fter a series of ex
citing games of rook, the hostess, as
sisted by her attractive little daugh
ters servedt a salad course. Those en
joying Mrs. William's hospitality
were: Mrs. H. .J. Bomar, Mrs. W. P.
Legg, Mrs. ). II irschnann, Mrs. J.
Huggins, Mrs. J. K. Breedin, Mrs. S.
T. Harvin, Mrs. C. N. Sprott, Mrs.
T. F. Coffey, Mrs. Sue Mcl eod. Mrs.
W. T. Lesesne, Sr., Mrs. C. S. lItighy,
Mrs. Ed Reardon, Mrs. A. T. Ilelms,
Mrs. .1. E. Arant, Mrs. R. C. Wells,
Mrs. S. L. Davis, Mrs. \V. S. Plow
den, Jr., Mrs. .1. H. Rigby, Mrs. Bessie!
Lesesne and Mirs. L. H1. HIarvin.
"GEORGE WASHINGTON PARTY"
One of the pretties parties of th"
season was that given by Mr. and
Mrs. L. E. Brailsford at their hos
pitable home near Silver, where five
tables of rook were played. The prize
for the game was awarded to Mis. R.
C. Richardson and the contest prize
was presented to Mrs. Eugene Brock.
As this was a George Washington
party, the house was decorated in cut
flowers, the individual Score cards
were petit hatchets. After the games
the ladies were joined by the gentle
men, making in all about forty-three!
guests, and were ushered into the
spacious dining room where the table
was decorated to represent a flag and
lighted with red, white ;Iand blue
candles. The placcards were little
ship with flags nofurl ed. A substan
tial course of turkey and all the good
things that. go with it., then a sweet
'ourse5t and1( coffe'e was5 seivedi. The
pai'ty was 'most suc'cessfully carried
ouit, e'venl the c'hieese straws wer'e cut
in the shape ofC small hatchets. On
leaving all expre'(ssed themiselv'es as
having spent a most e'njoyable1 even('
ind' and that the parity was a gret
success. T1hanks to the ch(ese str~aw
hatchlets, the cherry tree could not
cut and nlo one was forced to tel I a
IVMNTY Y[ARS AGO'
May 1. 1901
Messrs. JulIian Weinbeig and Adger
Briown have opiened an uiip-tot-dat e
bicycle shiop here, ini one of the Spi'ott
buildings. The style of' the firm is
Weinberg & Brown.
Dr' .A. Becker, the (eye specialists,
has dlecided to keep Ihis ofiee in Mani
ning one week longer, until May alth
he having received many requests
from people wvho have been unable to
see him so far'.
Miss H-attie Hlarvin who has been
visiting Miss Maud Bi'ock at P'anola,
i'eturned home last Sunday. She was
accompaniedl by Miss D~aisy Follin and
Maud Briock, and Mess's. Joe Rigby,
Sep H~arvin andI Willio Kilgo, who re
turned that afternoon.
In the suit of S. J1. Clark against
the Manning Publishing Co., tried on
last Thursday, resulted in favor of
Sumter is soon to he attached to the
long distance telephone. Manning
will follow suit.
The Tillman-Mcbaurin resignations
is the topic of converation.
ADDED BY SENATE
Finance Committee Reports Appro
REDUCTION FOR CITADEL
University Gets More Money. Educa
tion Department Also Gets
Columbia, March 6.-The finance
commitete reported the general ap
propriation bill to the Senate tonight
with an increase of $70,640.46 over
the amount as sent to it by the -louse
two week sago. The House bill car
ried a levy of 53 mills and that of the
finance committee shows a levy of
about 7 1-2 mills. The House bill
carried an aggregate of $5,670,610.53
and the finance committee bill has a
total of $5,741,251.29.
In reporting the bill, however,
the finance committee has eliminated
severa litems provided by the I-louse
for the payment of loans totaling
$236,553 obtained from the sinking
fund commission. These loans are al
lowed to float and interest is provided
for the commission in lieu of the prin
cipal. These are $37,500 due by Win
throp College; $75,000 by the Uni
versity of South Carolina, and $124,
003.24 by the State Hospital. This
arrangement makes an apparent re
duction in the appropriation for the
university and for Winthrop when in
fact they receive slight increases.
The finance committee placed the
salaries of all chief clerks back to
their former mark, the ways and
means committee having reduced
them 10 per cent. Practically all
other reductions in salalies remain.
llowever, the secretary of the State
Board of Public Welfare will get $3,
000; the State Highway Engineer $5,
(100 and the chairman of the State
Tax Commission $3,600 per annum.
There are increases all down the
line for the adjutant's general:'
oflice. They were: Chief clerk
$140; porter $30; travel $251); tele.
gra ph and telephone $7]i; oflice sup
plies $100; office equipment, $200;
salary disbursing officer $300; salary
armorer $150; freight, express and
deliveries $650; travel disbursing of
ficer $150; repairs $300; offilce sup
plies, armory $1(00; equipment $150
special service and travel in connec
tion with the National Guard $900;
repairs for the National Guard $1011;
guard supplies $100; an icrease in
maintenance fund for 33 rganizat ion.
fromi $1 0,000 f o $27,000.
For the Unaiversity of South Car
olina there was an actual inc rea se
of $300; for the Citadel an increase
of $3,0.0, and for persolal cnt ran
tural services in the uipkceep) of h;il.
ings and grounuds and a h'crerme ofi'
$161,000 to $4,G00 I'or permanen~wit im
prov"emenlts. For Winthrop College'
there was a decrease of X1,500 fir
contractural services ender the sup..
erintendh-nt; mal increase of 7,::i
for perisonalI service in coanniect iin wi h
noirmal andl industrial edlunt ion andI
ant inicreasei of $8,28.1.78 for th up
keep of gro~iuds and, h biliinus onlt an
itemi of $500 for a0 shedl for butihliin'
Sfate ('oloredl College~t there \.a an
increase of $8001) for~ equtipmenit aund
the item (of $2,000 for, a :sununoer
school1 was restoredl. lFor the Stati'
Medical Colleg~e coatractural services
were reduoced fromo $.1,175 toi $2,';7s
andu insu ranice was increased fromt
$700 to $1 ,200. F'or the .11ohn 'I !
I lowe Sc hool there were increases for
piersal Iservice from $8.000 toi $10(,
880 andi for equitiment fromi $10t,tlno
to $14',005, anrd there were no clhatnge
in the school for the deaf amnd lind.
Al lAS. W. P'. ILEGG ENT'l'hlT.XlI
Last. Tlhursdary afternoon, M rs. W.
P. I egg (entertained at a most e'njyuv
aide Civic party. The spacious part
lor, where five tables were tilacedl for
rook, was decorated with spripng
flowers andl handsome pot ted p1lanrts,
making a pleaisant coint rast to tihl
cold wvind anad rain oats ide. A fteri a
number of interesting games1., the(
charming hostess served delicious as
Borted sandiwiches, hot colffee and
mints. Those present we're: Mes
(lames A. TI. Helms, A. I. Barron,
D). M. Biradham, J1. K. Breedin, H. E.
Chandler, R. f). Cothran, Joe11 Dic(kson,
J1. 1. Bradhanm, J1. E. Arant., G. T.
Floyd, W. T. Lesesne, Sr., T. E. Plow
(ien, 11. R. Rembert, W. E. Rleardion,
J. S. Wilson, Marion Williams W. S.
Plowden, Jr.,W. TI. Lesesne, .ir., and
Misses Roxie Dixon and Barnwoll