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VOL. XLII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1922 N.1
LEYY OF SEVEN MILLS
Legislature Fixes Expenditures for
1922 at $5,839,106.94, a Good Siz
ed Decrease from the Amount of
Last Year-Some of Items.
Both houses. o the legislature yes
terday afternoon adopted the free
conference report on the general ap
propriation bill and as finally passed
4 by the legislature the bill carries a
total of $5,839,106.04 and a levy not
to exceed seven mills as compared
with a total appropriation of $6,539,
106.04 and a 12 mill levy in 1921.
The bill is a decrease of $695,819,
78 over the 1921 appropriation and the
levy is five mills below the figure for
Under the bill as passed by the
house the appropriations were $5,670,
610.83 and the levy was five mills and
under the measure as passed by the
senate the bill provided for a total
appropriation of $5,805,909.09 and the
free conferees increased the amount
to $5,839,106.04 as the final total.
Some of the changes made by the
conferees were highly important, in
cluding the reductions in amounts and
the increasing of other amounts.
The Miller amendment not to allow
any institution or school teaching the
Darwinism theory to draw money ap
propriated under the terms of the bill
was rejected by the free conference.
Some of the major changes made by
the conferees may beslisted as follows.
An increase in the salary of the
house chaplain from $125 to $200.
An increase in the salary of the
recording clerk in the governor's of
fice by $300 and the restoration of the
stenographer's salary of $1,500 that
was eliminated by both houses.
. Addition of the corporation clerk in
the secretary of state's office which
had been abolished by the house and
made a temporary election clerk for
one year by the senate.
Practically all chief clerks' salaries
were made $2,300 with one or two ex
The senate amendment providing
that any Confederate veteran receiv
ing an annual income of $1,00Q or over
shall not receive a pension except $1
was adopted with a further amend
ment striking out the $1 and leaving
all such veterans on the honor roll.
The salary of the bond clerk in the
treasurer's office was raised to $2,025.
The national guard fund for the
adjutant general was cut from $27,
000 to $18,500.
An increase from $193,000 to $206,
000 was allowed the university.
The proviso allowing the Citadel
board of visitors to borrow $90,000
was reduced to make the amount not
In the board of public welfare one
field agent that had been abolished
was restored and several salaries were
Salary cuts were made in the de
partment of health and the $17,500
for a water supply and building at the
Palmetto sanitarium as added by the
senate was retained.
In the tax commission the salary of
the chairman was raised from $3,600
to $4,500 and several other additions
were made to the tax commission's
forces. A proviso was also adopted
allowing the commission to expend
$25,000 out of the income tax law to
collect the tax, this being in addition
to the stipulated amount.
In the railroad commission $5,000
was added to the amount for investi
A proviso was added to the chief
game warden's figure so as to allow
him to buy a $6,000 boat.
Several raises in salaries, including
those of the cashier and marketing
clerk, were allowed for t:e depart
meat of agriculture. An additional
$1,500 was also addedl for' the market
Bly a proviso the state electrician
is authorized to make contracts for
In the highwvay dlepal'tmcnt the
$8,000 to pay the Santee bridge com
mission for services was stricken out
and another cut of $,000 made.
A proviso was added to the sinking
fund commission section so as to al
low the sinking fund commission to
borrow, if necessary, money to cover
the outstanding loans owed lby the
university, Winthrop and the State
hospital, amounting to $236,853.24.
rThe contingent fund was raised
from $68,000 to $98,000.
Senator Pearce and Represen 5tive
Sapp bo0th made statistical statements
on the floor of the two houses showv
ing how the money would he raised
this year under the appropriation
bill. Their statement follows:
"The appropriation bill as agreed to
by the free conference committee, car
ries a total appropriation of $5,839,
100.04 or in roundl numbers a reduc.
'tion of $1,000,000 below the appro
priation of 1921. This reduction rep
resents a cut of approximately 15
1-2 per cent. below the amount ap
ppriated last year. 'The levy has
iobeen reduced from 12 to seven
~ ills-a net reduction in the levy of
five mills. The free conference could
and would have reduced this appro
pration still further, except for the
fcthtit was com pelledl to make
an appropriation of $30,000 for the
,payment of a judgment against the
State of South Carolina in. re the
Sandel case (contingent upon the re
sult of an a ppeal now befoer the su
preme court) andl for the adlditionai
appropriations required for the tax
commission to carry out the p revision
of the revenue laws passed by this
session of the general assembly."
Under the terms of the bill the
CAMPAIGN NOW ON
Although the meetings scheduled
for Manning' and Summerton last
Friday were rained out-only a few
getting to Manning and the Summer
ton meeting being called off altogeth
er due to the downpour of rain, the
cotton marketing campaign is getting
under way satisfactorily.
Good meetings were held at Pax
ville - and Home Branch yesterday.
Practically a unamious sign up was
obtained at Home Branch, and Messrs
O. E. Hodge and N. Z. Andrews
agreed to be responsible for their dis
trict. We have but little doubt that
these men will be able to get contracts
from the great majority of farmers
in the Home Branch School District.
At Paxville Messrs Tisdale and
Pack agreed to go to work. Others
will also help them in their section.
We are expecting real results from
At Sardinia at a meeting last week
a unanimous sign up was obtained.
And workers there will take care of
those who did not attend the meeting.
The Sardinia people are thoroughly
inocculated with the spirit of co
operation. They do not expect to
grow much cotton, but want to sell
what they produce to the best pos
sible advantage. Also they wish to
do what they can to help the Cotton
Marketing Association across for the
good of cotton growers everywhere.
We need more of' this spirit every
Meetings will be held at Summer
ton and Big Branch Friday of this
week. We are not able to announce
at this time who will address these
meetings, but will try to have good
speakers on hand.
The Summerton meeting will be
held at the High School Auditorium
at 3 o'clock, Friday, March the 17th,
and the Big Branch meeting will be
at 8 o'clock the same night.
All those in reach are invited to
attend these meetings.
Last Wednesday afternoon Mes
dames R. C. Wells and S. R. Richard
son gave a most , enjoyable Civic
party, at the home of the latter. The
pretty rooms and wide hall were ef
fectively decorated with lovely spring
flowers and handsome ferns. Nine
tables were attractively arranged for
the popular game of rook, which was
played with enthusiasm. At the con
clusion of these interesting games, a
dainty sweet course with hot coffee
was served by the charming hostesses.
Those enjoying this pleasant occasion
were: Mesdames W. C. Davis, H. J.
Bomar, Sanders, Ida Cole, T. M. Wells,
T. F. Coffey, Scott Harvin, Sr., E. S.
Ervin, J. E. Arant. F. B. Burgess, C.
L. McElveen, Cary Smith, Ria Brown, I
Marion Williams, J. K. Breedin Jes'ie
Huggins, Joe Davis, A. T. Helms, C.
N. Sprott, S. L. Harvin, Bessie Les
esne, Sue McLeod, H. Dubrow, J. H.
Orvin, G. K. Hanks, J. A. Easley, J.
Fl. Rigby, J. W. Herriott, A. I. Bar
ron, I. I. Appelt, H. I. Ellerbe, Hey
ward Ewart, Scott Harvin, Jr., and
Misses Lou Huggins and Rose Er
HONOR ROLL FOR THE
For Month Ending February 24.
10th. grade - Katherine Harbin,
Helen Pittman, Ruth Hicks, Martha
9th. grade--Rennic Beard.
8th. grade-Florrie Turbeville, Myr
tle Robinson, Van Harbin, Clacious I
7th. grade-iallie Dennis, Sophie
Castine, Allen Turbeville, Agnes Play
er, Myrtle Green, Genie Watts, Eva
Cole, Virginia Green, Lee Robinson,
Gth. grade-Louise Gardner, Alma
G1ibbons, Catherine Cowvherd, Lena
Mae Johnston, Virginia Johnston, An
nie Green, Francis Green, Furman
Joye, Thomas Coker, Carlisle Dennis,
5th. grade-Blanche Jo)hnson, Coley
Baird, Bertie Gibbons, May Turbeville,
Sara Turbeville, Harold Coker', Lucile
4th. grade--Inex Cole, Wilma Play
er, Mozelle' Baird, Paul Green, Phronic
Deninis, Charles Cowherd, Eleanor
Coker', Blanche Dennis.
3rd. grade-Gladys Coker, Vivian
Turbeville, Ethel Turbeville, Mary
Beck Dennis, T1. G. Gamble, Reuben
Gibbons, Graham Gardner, Seth liar
bin, Lowell Mobly, Pauline Flemming.
2nd. grade-Mary Sella Kennedy,
Selma Player, Katherine Gamble, De
Vaughn Pittman, Gertrude Cole, Early
Coker, Dalma Powell, Henry Cole,
1st. grade-David Gamble, Connor
Dennis, Charles Dennis, Rounette
Louder, Nell Turbeville, Sarabell
G;amble, Vivian Gibbons, Riley Coker,
CorrellI Robinson, Mild red Dennis,
Janie Green, Sarah Castine, George
Turboville, Pitts Turbeville, Leola
Player, Corean Watts, Sam Flem
ming, Louise Joye, Blease Joye, Jack
Turbeville, Russell Morris, Cecil Bud
(din, Kathleen Green, MurI Floyd,
Alma Jones, Eleanor Player.
Mrs. R. D. Clark, who -has been in
a hospital in Charleston, for the past
three months, came home Monday
night, and while Mrs. Clark is still
very sick, she is much improved.
resentative Sapp shows tha~t the bill
will be financed as follows:
Corporation taxes and fees ..470,000
Department inspection, 'c. ..-..380.00
Institutional operations ......170,000
Gasoline tax-.....- ....- ..........50.600
Additional corporation taxes ...125,000
Property tax (7 mills) ...170.000
Contest On in Every County
For Queen of Palmafesta
' Popular And Attractive Young Women in Every Section Interested
in Capital City's Big Festival.
QUEEN GETS $500.00 DIAMOND
Throughout South Carolina interest is running high in the 'state-wide
contest to secure a Queen for the 1922 Palmafesta to be held in Columbia
the week of April 17th to 22nd. Newspapers in the State are running voting
coupons in each issue and many papers have published long lists of attrac
tive contestants. Each county is selecting a candidate who will go to Co
lumbia for the big week as the guest of Palmafesta, all expenses of the
pleasant trip will be paid by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.
When the forty-five county candidates assemble in Columbia for Palma.
festa a general election will be held and the fortunate young woman securing
the greatest number of votes will be crowned Queen of 1922 Palmafesta, will
be awarded the $500 diamond ring and will be the recepient of many special
honors during the big gala week.
Every county Queen will be royally entertained and will have a week
filled with pleasure and honor. It will be a week remembered through life
as a landmark of pleasure-something to outshine all other occasions o
The big steel auditorium at the State Fair grounds will be. the center
of Palmafesta activities such as the crowning of the Queen, daily band con
certs the big fashion show, automobile show, trades displays, vaudeville and
amusement acts both afternoons and evenings, and one or two nights featur
ing grand opera stars of internftional reputation.
Palmafesta will open Monday evening April 17th with a mammouth dis
play of fireworks. Columbia's streets will be specially decorated for the weelk
and there will be gorgeous float parades, baby parades, and other features
now being worked out by committees from the Chamber of Commerce. Sev
eral State conventions have arranged to meet in Columbia during the week
The county Queen contests will close throughout the State on Saturday
April eighth at six o'clock. As soon as the votes can be counted the win
ner's name and photograph will be sent to Columbia for insertion in thc
Beauty Supplement to be circulated throughout the State the week before
The most popular young woman in Clarendon County will be elected
by sending voting coupons clipped from our columns to the Palmafesta Con
test manager of this paper. Paid-in-advance subscriptions will count 500
votes. Send in your subscriptions and coupons as fast as possible so you
may have the "honor of becoming a Palmafesta Queen candidate from Clar
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.
LOCAL HAPPENINGS RED CROSS HEALTH NOTES
Because of the unusual amount of
TWENTY GO illness in the homes and the need fog
VFA~ Aincreasedl home visits andl bedsidh
care, the nurse has been, able to in.
spect b~ut one school (luring the past
January 20. 1901 week.
____ rThis school is at Trinity. As in a]
Mi. E.S. rvi ha moed ntohisof the schools the teeth need more
Mr. E. S. Ervin has move into careful attention as to cleanliness an
now home. Mr. Ervin's resiecebe noticed to
makes quite an improvement in the tp
looks of that end of town.alhuhteerefve ihpo
Deputy Sheriff John W. Hieriot car- sil r
ried a colored lunatic to the hospitalorp0uein wthok
for the insane yesterday.wom
Grover Cleveland is gunning near te'rnt col
Mr-. Finn Coffey is erecting a largeIefcieas
livery stable on Mill Street. Dfciens n hot
Mr. L. L. Wells, County Superin
tendent of Education, is making his Po urto
regular tour of the County, visitingHok rm()
Miss Eva Williams of Sumter, RAETis SME
visiting Miss .Janie Ingram.
A fine advertisement for the towvn Crepnet ihy Cnm
of Manning would be the taking of SmeroCiinfr
our school in a body to the Charles- Gvro
ton exposition. If everybody would -
contribute the cost would not be T h dtro reTms
great, andl the children would learn I a ypesr olanfo
more on the exposition grounds in onemyh etonSu ernSCta
(lay than they will gather from booksJonJ Cnty fthtcyma
in a year. The Times offers $20.00. frgvro hscmn u
as a contribution to the goodl cause. me.A omrrsdeto u
Town Ticket fwy
Mayor-D.. M. Bradham; Wardens aeao elta a er
---A. Weinberg, A. HI. Breedin, E. S.lesmhswranawystnin
Ervin, W. R. White, P. BI. Thames, P. b h rttog h rt a
Another Ticketsoeiehut Haigahrug
Intendlent-W. C. Chandler; Wa ra po h a, r atyi
den----r G. L. Dickson, P. B. Mou-fowhcheaprs
zon W. R. White, Louis Levi,F..
Ricf ardson, E. S. Ervin. .0 feetd r atyi a
The Civic League will meet Men- Ihoew nIvitmyoenx
(lay afternoon, ,March 20th in the Crsmsa aei h rcdn
Court House at 4:30 o'clock. Ladies,yeriwilbmypasetofn
this is a very important meeting, soththepolofSuhCoin
please attend. There will be an elec-haesthirtmpoapovluo
tion of officers for the year, and anJ.JCatysthinet oeno
electlon of delegateus to attend theIwihimsce.
State Federation to be held In.Colum-ThmsCGety
ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEWS
The American Legion and its Wo
man Auxiliary will hold a joint meet
ing Friday evening at eight o'clock
at the new Legion rooms in the Levi
H. C. Curtis, Esq., and - Senator
J. W. Wideman who have been attend
ing the Legislature in Columbia, for
the past six weeks have returned
Last Saturdag night as passenger
train No. 68 from Columbia, was ap
proaching Alcolu, something fell from
the top of the coach and struck Mr.
Stephen Morgan a passenger ,on the
head and fractured his skull. Mr.
Morgan was placed on No. 47 and
taken back to the Sumter Hospital.
It is learned that while the wound is
very painful, it is not considered
The Baptist, Episcopal, Methodist
and Presbyterian Churches will unite
in taking a religious census of the
town on Sunday afternoon, March
25th. The committee in charge has
divided the town into six districts
and a sub-committee of four in each
'district has been appointed to do the
work. The purpose of the census is
to compile a complete list of each
ihite person in the town of Manning
and his or her Church affiliation.
Miss Alice Wilson entertained Fri
day night at rook in honor of Miss
Annie Purdy of Sumter. Those en
joying the evening were Misses Kath
erine Earle, Gladys Reaves, Marie
Dunlap, Mrs. Bessie Lesesne, Misses
Tora Bagnal, Mattie Venning, Carolyn
Plowden, Rita Huggins and Messrs.
Charlie Thomas, L. B. McCord, Ellis
Wells, Allen Sauls, Norwood Hall,
Croswell Davis, Edwin Johnson, Mrs.
Janie Horton, Miss Annie Purdy and
the hostess. After the game a salad
course was served.
Miss Barnwell Huggins entertain
ed at five tables of rook Friday after
noon. A sweet course was served
after the game. Those present were
Misses Roxie and Sallie Dixon,
Isabella Thomas, Shuler, Nancy Cole
man, Carolyn Plowden, Gladys
Reaves, Katherine Earle, Marie Dun
lap, Lenora Johnson, Rose Ervin, Sue
Sprott, Rosa, Mahaffey, Mattie Ven
ning, Rita Huggins, Janie Wilson,
Mesdames Paul Floyd, W. T. Lesesne,
Jr., and the hostess.
Last Saturday Rural Policema.)
Kennedy in making a raid at Gable
was forced to shoot a negro by the
name of Brunson Cooper for trying
to get away from him after he had
him under arrest. A large crowd of
negroes gathered around Mr. Ken
nedy and asked him what he was go
ing to do with Cooper, he told them
he was going to put him in jail, but
that did not suit them and they said
he could carry him to the hospital
but not to jail. Mr. Kennedy fearing
trouble phoned Sheriff Gamble. The
sheriff at once left for the scene,
carrying Officers Peavy and Hardy.
On their arrival at Gable the sheriff
in a few words dispersed the crowd
without any trouble, and brought
Cooper and two of his big mouth pals
to jail. Cooper was hit twice in the
leg, but neither wound is serious.
Rural Policeman Kennedy brought
to the Circuit Court last Monday
James Burrows, the father of John
and Joseph Burrows, two litI.'e negro
boys of the age of 7 ond 9 years re
1 spectively. Judge Shipp referred the
case to the Probate Court. After
taking the testimony the Probate
Judge decided that the two boys
should be sent to the reformitory or
to be given to some responsible pecr
son who can properly manage them.
-According to the testimony these boys
do not fear any person, they wvould
leave home at night, sleep in out
houses in the community, steal from
houses and attempted to break in the
store of Mr. Player with an axe
about midl-night two( wveeks ago. They
had the appearance of being convicts
who were usedl to punishment. One
had been so severely whipped a few
d (ays ago until the people of the comn
munity had to take him to a dloctor
to give him medical attention.
HONOR FORl MANNING
PUBLIC GRAD)ED SCHOOl,
1st. gradle-Earl Ba rnes, Arnold(,
Beatson, Leland Crouch, Billy Gray,
Charles Snyder, Stephen Nimm.-',
Dorothy Bomar, Martha Chewvning,
Virgie Hanley, Mary Lewis, Mildred
Maye, Leila O'Bryan.
Adv. 1st. grade-Imogene Ridgill.
2nd. grade--Marie Alsbrook, Louis
SAppelt, Joe Bradham, Virginia Brad
r ham, M~vorgan Dubrow, W. A. M4a
- honey, Josie Plowden, Valley Taylor.
-3rd. grade-Warren McLeod, Coop
er Dickson, Marshall Creecy, Pierce
- Cante y, Frank Barned; Sara Chewu
- ing, Sara Coffey, Maude Wells.
4th. grade--Doris Coffey, Frances
Harvin, Daisy Bowen, Alma Rawlmy
son, Harlot Plowden, Witmer Shope,
Lila May Alsbrook, Florene Harring
ton, James Fowler.
6th. gradoe-Hattie Alice Mahoney,
Frances Coskroy, Caryl McKelvey,
7th. grade-Rosa Geiger, Virginia
b Orvin, Audrey Young.
8th. gradle--Louis Brown, Winnie
9th. grade-Sara Ellen McKelvey.
10th. grade -- Corinne McKelvey,
11th. grade-Bertha Johnson, Isabel
Plowden William Richardson Luly
Rigbv. Estell Wilson. Jako Wiilson.
NOW IN $[$$ION
Judge Shipp is Presiding-Grand
Jury Makes Its Present
ment and Appoints
Court convened in lManning Mon
day with Judge Shipp on the bench
and Mr. Louis Wood as stenographer.
Solicitor Frank McLeod is the prose
cuting attorney. The following cases
have been tried:
State vs. Bill Zeigler and Charlie
Bryant, murder, hot guilty.
State vs Courtney McFaddin, house
breaking and larceny, guilty, three
months on chaingang.
State vs Wesley Witherspoon house
breaking and larceny, guilty, - thtree
months on gang.
State vs Miller Williams house
breaking and larceny, guilty, twelve
months on gang.
State vs Robert George, Gregg An
thony and Brunson Cooper, guilty as
to Robert George, and Brunson Coop
er, not guilty as to Gregg, Anthony
three months each.
State vs Martin breaking prohibi
tion law, guilty, three months on
State vs Jake Plowden, breaking
prohibition law, guilty, $50.00 fine.
State vs Arthur Gamble (two cases)
housebreaking and larceny, guilty,
two years on gang.
State vs Aron Brown, assault and
battery, guilty, three months on gang.
The following is the grand jury
Grand Jury's Presentment
Presentment of Grand Jury, spring
term of Court, 1922.
To his Honor, Judge S. W. G. Shipp,
We beg- to report that we have
passed on all bills handed us by the
The County Highway Commission
has handed us a report showing their
receipts and expenditures from June
24th, 1920 to December 31st, 1921.
This report shows that the Commis
sion has received from:
Sale of Bonds --------- $ 398,746.00
Interest -- -- ---.-------- 9,702.68
Federad Government .- -- 19,684.88
Special 2-mill tax ------ 9,410.34
Automobile tax -- ....... 13,619.49
State Highway Dept. 4,165.74
This itemized statement
of expenditures amounts
to ---- ----- ---- $336,503.13
Leaving a balance on
hand Dec. 31st 1921 --.-$118,816.00
We have not yet made any exam
ination of the books of the County
officei-s, public buildings or ;chain
gang. Committees have been appoint
ed for this purpose and we hope to
be able to make a full report on these
matters at the summer term of the
We have made some inquiry as to
the payment of taxes in the County
and the Treasurer informs us- that
out of $282,102.26 due the County in
taxes for 1920, $58,640.25 or 21 per
cent. of the total is still unpaid. While
the Treasurer was unable to give us
exact figures for 1921, he states that
fully 60 per cent. or about $170,000
is still unpaid. We regard this as a
deplorable condition. The Grand Jury
can of course, do nothing to helb the
situation but we take this means of
bringing it to the attention of the
Court and the public as a matter of
We have appointed the following
Committee on Finance and County
.T. C. Felder, E. R. Richbourg, Leon
W. R. Keels, E. A. Fleming, C. B.
yek. Public Buildings
J1. D. Gibbons, G. H1. Caullette, D.
R. D. White, W. K. Hudson, 0. .
We thank your Honor for all cour
tesies shown us.
C. R. Sprott,
W'TJEREAS, Arthur Braijlsford
Briggs, departed this life on F'riday
March 3rd, 1922 in the bloom of
young manhood, his family, commun
ity and county sustaining a great loss
WHEREAS, Summerton Lodge No.
106 A. F. M. has in his death lost a
worthy, loyal and enthusiastic mem
Bie It Resolved: That in all humil
ity wve bowv to the Will of Almighty
God-who gave and who taketh awvay;
Whose wisdom it is not for mortal
man to question; whose compassions
and mercies are great.
Resolved:' That we dlelore the
death of our brother and that we ex
tend to the bereaved wife and family
our deepest sympathy; that these re
solutions be inscribed on our minute
book and that a copy be sent to the
family of our deceased brother.
J. A. JAMES,
W. HI. ANDE~RSON,
Sumnmerton, S. C., March 10, 1922.
Passed by a rising vote, March 10th
J. C. Lanham, Secretarf'
Summerton Lodge Uo. 105 A F. iM.
Mr. Fred Hanson of Greenville,
Connecticut, is visiting Mr. Edwin