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VOL XLII MANNING, S. -C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1922NO4
Nutt Thinks One Will Be Wiped
REPORT TO HAYES
Personal Representative o? Prohibi
tion Commissioner Ends Investi
gation in Florida
Jacksonville, Fla., April 4.-Sum
marizing the accomplishments of spe
cial prohibition enforcement agents
working in this state under his direc
tion for the past several weeks, Col.
L. G. Nutt, personal representative
of Prohibition Commissioner Haynes,
expressed the conviction, in a report
to his chief tonight, that "one of the
greatest sources of liquor supplies"
will be eliminated.
Colonel Nutt came here today to
confer with Florida East Coast rail
road officials and tonight announced
that the railroad men would assist in
every way possible in preventing the
shipment by that road of illicit liquors
camouflaged as citrus fruits. Colonel
Nutt is preparing to leave the state
for Washington to report in person
to Mr. Haynes. *
Co-operation of public officials of
southern Florida in combination with
similar co-operation of public offi
cials of the northern part of-the state
all working in close union with fed
Activity and material aid on the
part of customs officials and officers
of the coast guard, operating in con
nection with a fleet of specially equip
ped and amply armed nivy chasers,
making smuggling a most hazardous
Helpful support in the way of sup
plying information volunteered by of
ficials of the Cuban government.
Announced intention by the Bahama
authorities to abandon Bimini as a
liquor port for the purpose of con
centration at Nassau, making it nec
essary for smugglers to traverse four
times the distance in order to bring
liquor into America.
'Action of railmay officials to aid in
every possible may to suppress ille
gal transportation, making it impossi
ble to reach northern points with
This "combination of achievement,"
the report concludes, "consigns the
bootleg industry to a natural death."
Washington, April .4-Swift motor
boats will patrol the Niagara river
above and below the falls as well as
the water of Lake Champlain in a
war on Canadian smugglers, Pro
hibition Commissioner Hynes an
nounced today upon his return from
Buffalo, where a comprehensive cam
paign was planned.
Plans for stopping the flow of il
licit liquor into this country from
Canada, Mr. Ilaynes said, were work
ed out in Buffalo in conference with
federal Prohibition Direitor Day of
New Yorv, officials of the custom.
and immigration services and the d is
trict attorney's offce.
Rum smuggling across the Cana
dian border, he explained, dlespite the
co-operation of Canad ian officials,
presents a peculiar problemn because
of the Canadian lawv permitting lig
uor exports wvhile the American law
forbids alcoholic im ports. H owever,
hie declared, it was believed that ai
fleet of fast motor boats would keep
the water clear of liquor runners.
New York, April 4.-An airplanc
patrol to checkmate bootleggers whc
Ply bet'. sen Canada and New York
in speedly motor cars will be the gov
ernment's next move against runm
runners. A. L. Thomas and Chiarles
Lecarren, prohibition enforcement
agents, predicted todlay upon theii
!return upon a ten (lay tour of in
vestigation along the Canadian bord
cr. They dleclared there seemedl tr
be no other way to stop the trafik
'which was assuming larger and larm
er proportions. One farmer tok
'them, they said, that it was not un.
-usual for 50 to 60 automobiles t<
whiz by his, house in a single night.
2o profitable was the automobik
rum running business, they said, tha1
bootleggers paid farmers fancy prices
to keep the roadts clear of snow dlur.
Ing the winter. One farmer told then
hie had received $500 for helping geo
the rum flyers through.
At Buffalo, the agents said, thou
sands of gallons of liquor are being
smuggled in at night by moto
launch, with co-operation of Buffalh
MEYERS AND LEAPHART
-- ARE NOMINATED
Washington, April 4.-The piesi
(lent today nominated J. D. Earnest
Meyer of Charleston to be attorney
for the Eastern district of South
Carolina and Sam J. Leaphart of Lex
ington to be marshal for that dis
trict. While Senator Dial has made
no comment it is understood that he
will not object to their confirmation.
Senator Smith is, absent and his' views
are not obtainable. Both ;nen . are
well known to members of the house,
these members declaring that neith
er is an original "dyed in the wool"
Charleston, April 4.-There was
keen interest here today in the an
nou cement from Washington that
Maj. J. D. E. Meyer of this city, well
known young lawyer and a graduate
of the Citadel, class of 1912, had been
nominated by President Harding to
the senate for the office of district
attorney for the Eastern district.
There was also much interest in the
riomination of S. J. Leaphart of Lex
ington for marshal, to succeed Mar
shal J. L. Sims of Orangeburg. Major
Meyer has been mentioned several
times as a prominent possibility for
nomination as district attorney, suc
ceeding Attorney F. H. Weston. He
graduated in law at the University
of South Carolina. In military cir
cles he is prominent,.having served in
the National Guard for seven years,
and he went overseas as captain on
the general staff, Thirtieth division.
He won promotion to the rank of
major while in France.
SHOT PROVES FATAL
Brunson, April ,4.-A Saturday
night shooting scrape to k place a
few miles from Brunson between
Thomas Bryan. Major Wesley and Si
mon Albany, all negroes. Thomas
Bryan wa.9 instantly killed and Major
Wesley probably fatally wounded. Si
mon ,Albany is said to have done all
of the shooting.
The cause of the difficulty, it ap
pears was too much "soucat" and a
woman, at whose house the parties
to the difficulty were visiting, unfor
tunately, at the same time.
ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEWS
Miss Eliza Timmons returned) to
Columbia College last Tuesday after
spending the Spring holiday at home.
Miss Margaret Blanding of Sum
ter, spent the week-end with her
cousins Misses Mildred Brown and
Tora Bagnal. ?
Miss Bannie Bass who has been
visiting her sister, Mrs. B. A. John
son, returned Friday morning to her
home in Greenville.
Miss Mattie Timmons who is teach
ing in the gradzd schools of King
stree, spent the week-end with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Tim
Messrs. G. R. Bowen and W. K.
Gravely two of Lake City's progres
sive tobacco warehousemen were the
guests of Mr. R. D. Cothran on Sun
W. Q. Nettles of Camden was a
visitor in Manning Tuesday at the
home of his aunt, Mrs. E. C. Alsbrook.
Mr. Nettles returned by auto via
Sumter to visit his wife's father, Mr.
Cantey who is ulesperately ill in Sum
VNNY YEARS AGO
ISolicitor John S. Wilson is attend
ing court at Georgetown this week.
Miss Luna N. Williams, who has
been filling the position of steno
grapher for Wilson & Dullant, attor
neys, r-eturnedl to her home ini Spar
tanburg last Monday. Miss Williams
madle many friends during her stay in
Contractor 0. W. McRoy Is putting
up two substantial brick stores for
the estate of Moses Levi. Mr. Mc
Roy is pushing the work rapidly and
Clarendon hotel, J. M. Bagnal,
proprietor, Manning, S. C. Rates
$1.00 per (lay. Special rates to
Money to loan, easy terms, apply
to Wilson & DuRant.
Mr. Samuel Barron of Mayesville,
stopped over in Manning one day last
week on his way to Pawley's Island.
Hon. M. C. Galluchat has Instructed
us to withdraw from tho paper his
card announcing his candidacy for
Misses Genn and Mary Beard of
Camden are In Manning visiting Miss
NORA BAYES TO BE
. STAR OF PALMAFESTA
County Queens to Make Headquarters at Jerome Hotel
and to See Opening Game of Baseball Season
1921 Queen Returns to Palmafesta.
Nora Bayes, famous stage star comedienne, producer of well known talk
ing machine records, and one of America's foremost entertainers has been
secured as the stellar attraction of Palmafesta, the big State-wide Spring
festival to be held in Columbia April 17th to 22nd. Miss Bayes will appear
at two matinees and two evening performances. The catalog of the Victor
Talking Machine Company has this to say of her: "Nora Bayes, with her
inimitable foolery and clean fun, her admirable imitations and clever and
witty songs, became in a very short time one of the greatest favorites on the
American stage, and she continues to hold the attention as well as the ad
miration of her audiences, through sheer talent.
"Miss Bayes is the life of every production with which she is connected,
and gives a zest to every moment she is on the stage."
The county contests for candidates for Queen of Palmafesta, now run
ning in 45 counties irl the State will close April 8th. The young ladies re
ceiving the highest number of votes in each county will spend Palmafesta
week in Columbia at the expense of the Palmafesta Association. A whole
floor of the Jerome Hotel has been reserved for the county Queens who -vill
be chaperoned by a group of prominent Cblumbia society matrons.
Reserved seats at the opening game of the South Atlantic Base-Ball
season in Columbia on April 20th, have already been set aside for the 45
county Queens. Miss Sarah Kirkpatrick, of Chester, Queen of the 1921
Palmafesta, will be in Columbia for the big week as the guest of the Pal
mafesta Association and will take a prominent part in the Queen's crown
ing and the various parades and other feture:. Many counties in South
Carolina are entering floats in the big Palmafesta parade and competing for
the $500.00 prize offered for the best county float.
The task of decorating the big steel building at the State Fair grounds,
where Palmafesta will be staged, is practically finished and exhibitors are
beginning to prepare their booths. Space has been sold in a wide variety
of business concerns in Columbia and elsewhere and a wonderfully interest
ing exhibition is promised. Committees in charge of the fireworks, fashion
show, exhibits, music, parades and other features report that plans are pro
gressing rapidly and promise the most comprehensive and interesting gala
week ever held in South Carolina.
Get your coupons in now for the Clarendon Queen Contest. The con
test will close Saturday night, April 8th, at 8:00 o'clock. The following is
Miss Emma Wynn Mood, Summerton-------------- 7012
Miss Irene Plowden, Manning --------------------7810
Miss Annie Varnadeau, Summerton -------------- 1107
Miss Florence Felder, Paxville .----.-.... --- 1015
Miss Daisy Corbett, Paxville ------------- ----- 1417
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.
TEMP'l'A'TION CIVIC LEAGUE NAMES
-- NEW ('0MM I'l'EES
To the Ed' r of The Louisville Cour
ier-. . al: .Following is the list of committees
Tfoday, v ' en I wuz dliggin' up aenugyar Ldisplsetk
stump),hodoth wokasge yo it
I jes' kep' findlin' stumpil-wums fata eoui 'fpps.
an' plumpl, utHoe
An' it put me t' thinkin'; but, chile, Mr..M.MuoC ira; r.
I jes' kep' on'i.Nn"',MisCine Hrel
A-wuc'kin'; but thinkin' huhd, suh,an Mis.aiWls.
sh~o's y' bawvn. tetanit
An' (len when I went t' dig me up L akeWibrMs ct avn
rowv.rall~ Mro ilas
In do geyarden, jt look lack ever' timeSret anaio
m' hoeMr.CN.prtcamn; is
Pulled up de dirt, red wums wuz a- lateNlo n r.F.0 ih
An' undler ever' rock a cricket wuz ScoladPnGrnd
An' de honey-bees, (Icy juis' kcp on eoConute
a-hummin', M'.T , lgaCara;Ms
An' a yallerhammer, it jus' kep' oinMti pet ndMs .L ik
Lack Drummin' wuz dait rascal'sCart
haht's dlesiah,M' AI.BroCamn; rs
An' (de redI-hudls on de crick wuz red.1W.Ii-itMsW..Bokn
as flah.tna~ r.B E hnlrhscn
Den a big ole bullfrog bellered:'
butter-r-ruml r es riCara;Ms
An' in' hoe got heavier an'heavier, it .I petadMs u pot
did, by gum! I- ulct
Fishin' bugs wuz busy in m' system, Ms .C lbok himn
An' Gawd an' do angels know'd IMisTrBgnlad isRtaH -
couldn' resist 'em.gis
So I keerlessly strolled t' do crick, as Peiet
I hadn' orter,
An' I seed n bass knock a chub clean
-outen dea water,TAE AF RLOGFIH
Den ovah m' soul dlah come such a
awful wishin' Adro.Arl4~Dpt hrf
Dat 'fo' I know'd it, (doggoned of IIlyiofWsngn, aretd
wusn't a-fishin'l er ytenaeo ila c
-G. ,W. Y. tedn 'relwt iln ie
Adairville, Ky., March 27, 1022. Tears.wsmd erteAdr
Married licenses wore issued by ferwsasse yofcr fti
Judge Windham ou April 4th to Mr. cut.Te(euysae htte
James Thomas Gdudy of Turbeville, hdcae hsmnfr70mls
and Miss Mary Bradh am of Greeley..h er frel ied iiAdr
vFl olcowiny. telito omite
YOUNG MAN SLAIN
Greenville, April 4.-John Hembree,
a young white man about 25 years of
age, was t got and killed late last
night on the Buncombe road about 15
miles from Greenville, according to
information reaching the city early
this morning. Following an investi
gation and the finding of the body,
officers arrested Claude McCuen, a
young man of the Poe mill section,
charged vith the murder of Hembree,
and Palmer Hartin of near Greenville
as an accessory.
At a coroner's inquest this morn
ing the McCuen was held responsible
for the crime and Hartin was order
ed held as an. accessory.
According to information developed
by the 'officers and at the inquest the
party of four, including Hembree, Mc
Cuen, Iartin and Charles Holcombe,
a mill worker,' left for the mountains
shortly after the mills closed last
night to secure a supply of whiskey.
Later (luring the night, Hembree, who
had gotteni into the rear seat of the
automobile, insisted upon getting in
the front seat, according to a story
told by Holcombe, who said that Har
tin then declared that he had paid for
the car and had a right to say who
rode on the front seat and that there
after four shots were fired by Mc
Cuen and Hembree (lied instantly. The
party had started quarrelling a little
before this, Holcombe said, when ono
of the. party spilled some wine he was
trying to pour into a bottle.
Holcombe said he got out of the
car and ran for his life and eventual
ly got in touch with officers. The offi
cers went to the scene, but finding no
one went on a short distance further,
meeting McCuen in anothcr car.
He claimed he was en route to the
city to surrender. Inquiry developed
the fact that Hartin, the other car
and the body of Hembree had disap
peared and officers continued the
search for them. After an all-day
search they found the car concealed in
the woods about 27 miles above
Greenville with Hembree's body in
the rear seat and Iartin guarding the
machine. The latter surrendered
At the jail tonight Iartin denied
that the party had gone after liquor,
but said they had three pints. They
had been allowing Hembree to drive
a little off and on, he said, but he
finally becane too intoxicated and
they refused to permit him to drive,
and when he insisted further, a quar
rel resulted between Hembree and
McCuen, who was driving. Hartin
said he heard Hembree threaten Mc
Cuen, saying "I wil cut your damn
head off," although iartin said he
did not see a knife at that time. Mc
Cuen, according to Hartin, reached
over and got a pistol which was lying
on the front sea and fired.
A pocket knife, opened, was found
on the floor of te ear.
lEATII CHECKS IIANI)
AS MAN WRITES NOTE
New York, April 4.-Notes written
in a dliary by a hand turning cold ini
dleath was the legacy left Mrs. Eu
gene K. Martin, whose husband today
was found dleadl in his East Sid<
apartmient, a suicidle by gas.
Written under April 4 in a clear
firnm hand, was the first entry:
"'I am tired, so tiredl. I have giver
life a fair trial, but failed to find in
Equally firm was the entry:
"Listening to wireless while under
going this process of destruction."
Then a little less legible:
"I am still on my feet but starting
to get dhizz/y."
Still less controlled the hand wraote
"I am weaker."
"Good bye, Alice, God bless you.J
Then a wavy line-a sentence neve1
PATRICIA IN AGAIN
New York, April 4.-Federal prohi
bition agents today seized the yacial
Patricia for the third time and re.
ported the confiscation of 75 cases o1
The yacht, which reached here yes
terdlay from Florida, was seized a~
anchor off a Brooklyn dry (lock, op
eratedl by James Showan, who is own
er of the vessel.
The Patricia w:.~s ordered release<
twice after being seized by federa
authorities, once in S:an Francisco h
February andl again off Miami, PFin
in March when 500 cases of liquo:
were found naoad
AGAIN TO FRONT
United States Senate May Vote on
TO COMPLETE DAM
Effort Made to Amend Army Appro
priation Bill to Provide
Washington, April 4.-Senate agri
culture committee members were call
ed upon today by Chairman Norris to
vote tomorrow on a motion to amend
the army appropriation bill when it is
acted upon in the senate ih a way that
will provide funds for army engineers
to resume work on the Wilson dam
at Muscle Shoals, Ala., this summer.
Senator Harreld (Republican) of Ok
lahoma moved in the committee meet
ings today to provide $7,300,000 to
finance work for one year beginning
July 1, by amending the army bill.
The committee also decided to begin
hearings Monday on the proposals of
Henry Ford, the Alabama Power com
pany, Frederick E. Engstrum and
Charles L. Parson for Muscle Shoals
It was apparent from statements of
Senator Norris and other committee
men that the existing session of con
gree would be unable at least so far
as the senate was concerned to act on
any of the private offers pending be
fore the agriculture and house mili
tary committee for decision and ref
erence to their respective legislative
bodies for final acceptance or rejec
Chairman Kahn of the house com
mittee requested the members of that
body today to begin individually by
careful analysis of the four proposals
before they undertook to act on them
after the hearings next Monday. Mr.
Kahn said the committee may sum
mon Henry Ford personally and the
proponents of the other bids before a
final decision was reached respecting
its decision between the offers and
presentation to the house.
"Each of the bidders," Mr. Kahn
added, "will be given an opportunity
to appear in person and give the com
mittee his last word before a decesion
is reached as to the respective merits
of the proposals and their makers."
Senator Norris told the agricultural
members today that he' expected to
present a bill for their consideration
in connection with the offers already
made. The senator said he proposed
to have the government complete the
Muscle Shoals properties and operate
them under a government owned and
Tallahassee, Fla., A pril 4.-A char
ter has been granted for operation
in this state a proposed railroad
between Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Pen
sacola, Fla. The enterprise incorpor
ated under the name of the Muscle
Shoals, Birmingham & Pensacola Rail
way company is capitalized at $2,500
000 and under the articles of its in
corploration in thmis state its maximum
indlebtedlness mTus t not exceedI $25,
The application for the charter sets
forth that the conmpany plas to lay
in add(1ition to thie ma in Ii ne between
the two terminals, branches between
Pensacola and the naval air' reserva
tion and betwveen Caiteswoodl J1unction
and Giateswvoodl in Colby county, Ala
John T. Steele of Buffalo, N. Y., is
give nas president and treasurer of'
the road; Roscoe C. Mandeville,. El
mira, N. V., vice presidlent, and Ros
coo S. Greenaway, treasurer. Tho
board of directors includes Messrs.
Steele and Mandevilel and Hlarold B.
Thorn of New York.
AFTER STORMY D)AYS
Memphis, April 4.--With the Mis
sissippi river falling at the rate of
almost a half a foot a dlay at Mem
phis, the crest of the flood water
passing Helena tonight with the proh
ability according to weather bureau
officials of a stationary river casly
tomorrow at Old1 Town, Ark., the only
point in the central river district
where serious levee trouble has de
veloped, the flood situation has dlecid
edly improved, United States engin
eers in charge of the flood protection
work announced tonight.
Guards were withdrawn today from
some stretches of levee above Mem
phis wvhere no trouble Is expected but
other sections where seepage or sand
boils have appeared will be carefully
watched until all possibility of dang
or is over.