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MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 17,1922
FOUR NEW BISHOPS
Oi Each From Alabama, Georgia,
Tennessee and Texas--Five
First and Fifth Ballots Result in "No
Elections." More Balloting
Hot Springs Ark., May 16.-After
taking five ballots which resulted in
the blection of four of the five bishops
to be named tt this. time, the nine
teenth quadriennial conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
rested this evening till tomorrow
when the next ballot ill be taken.
These men were elected bishops at
Dr. J. E. Dickey, Griffin Ga.; Dr.
W. B. Beauchamp, Nashviile, Tenn.
Pr. Sam R. Hay, HIoustoA Texas, and
Dr. H: M. Dobbs, of Anniston, Ala.
Drs. Dickey and Beauchamp went
Over on the second ballot receiving
194 and 209 -votes, respectively. Dr.
Hay was elected on the third ballot
with 191 votes, while Dr. Dobbs won
" On the fourth with 256 votes.
"No Elections" -
The first and fifth ballots were de
- clared "no elections" as none of the
Candidates received the required ma
jority of 189 votes.
The fifth ballot was not completed
until this evening. Dr. H. A. Boaz,
president of Southern Methodist Uni
versity, Dallas, Texas, was high with
143 votes and 6. E. Goddard, of Nash
ville, was second with 140. Dr. God
dard is home mission secretary.
b The election of Dr. Dobbs was a
surprise to the large number of work
ers who had been active in the sup
port of others. His friends say they
had made no active campaign in his
behalf and the bishop-elect tonight de
lared that his election was entirely a
surnrise to him. He is pastor of the
First Methodist Church of Anniston.
- Dr. Dickey has been in church edu
cational work for many years and for
merly was president of the Emory
University at Atlanta.
Beauchamp and Hay
Dr. Beaucha,s , acted as director
of the missionary 'centennary and
has long been a figure in the church.
Dr. Hay ,also has been prominent in
the work of the church many years
and is pastor of the First Church of
Today's sessions were the most
lengthy the conference has yet held,
tWle body meeting both in the fore
noon and the afternoon. * It appar
eptly was the desire of the body to
elect all o fthe five bishops today if
possible. The fifth ballot was taken
with the understanding that the re
sult would not be announced until
tomorrow. However, the delegates
insisted upon waiting for the re
port of the tellers and it was almost
dark when the final count was an
Hopes of officials that the body
might reach adjournment Friday or
Saturday of this week were dissi
plated when the conference voted
to hold the memorial services for
deceased bishops next Sunday after
noon instead of Iriday afternoon.
The decision,' officials said,' will
throw adjournment over into next
The most important piece of leg
islation enacted today was that pro
viding for complete rewriting of
the constitution of the board of ed
ucation. The new constitution in
creases the number of members of
the hoard, expands the dlepartment
of ministerial suplply and training
into a dlepartment of life service, es
tablishes a teacher's agency and
makes other extensions in the wVork
of the board.
Loyal to Own Country
The con ference 'also adioptedl a
-newv gourse- of procedlure for the
trial of a bishop (luring the session
of the general conference and chang
ed one of the articles of faith so as
to pledge Methodists of other coun
tries to he loyal to the rulers of their
country instead of to the government
of the United States.
The con ference adopted a report
increasing the salaries of the bishops
from $5,000 to $6,000 a year wvhile
active andl from $2,500 to $3,000 wyheni
super-annuated. T1he active bishops
were also allowved $1 ,500 a year for
house rent and eIerical assistance and
$500 a year' fox' traveling expenses.
The widlows of bishops were allowed
$1,200 per year for themselves and
$300 additiondl for each dependent
A committee was ap~pointed to re
vise the dliscipline of the church and
to supervise its publication. The
committee consists of Bishop Col
lins Denny .of Richmond1 Va. Dr.
Gilbert T. howe, of Nashville.; ih. &.
Randlo of Monroe La.- F. J. Pret
tymanof Knoxviile, 'lIenn., and Dr.
F. N. Parker ,of Atlanta.
' D)RAGGEDI TO DEATH
Prosperity, May 16.-Hlenry Scott,
14 years 01(1 negro boy, was drag
ged to (leath by a mule on the farm
of J. Erwin Long just becond the
4 town at noon today. The boy was
said to be riding sidlewise when he
lost his balance, and in falling his
feet became entangled in a trace
chain. The mule ran about 300
yards, dragging the boy to danth.
AMERICA MAY TAKE PART
IN HAGUE MEETING
Intimations in Washington Are That
Officials Ex gjtEarly Develop
.ments to Clarify Russian
Washington, May 16.- There were
intimations today that administra
tion officials expected early develop
ments mn Geona or perhaps later at
The Hague which might calrify the
Russian situation sufficiently .to per
mit American articipation mn some
international pro'ect designed to re
store Russia to productivity. On
what information that feeling might
be based was not indicated. It was
evidernt, however, that the exchange of
et.bled notes with the Geona confer
ence group yesterday was regarded as
having moved'matters at least a step
forward so far as Russia is concern
The only uthorized statement going
beyond the terms of Secretary Hughes
note declining the invitation to The
Hague, was that obtained during the
dlay at the .White House, that the note
did not close the door to future con
versations on the subject.
There was no amplification of the
statement in the note that the Rus
sian memorandum to the Genoa
powers of May 11,: disclosed an at
titude on the part of the Russian
government which, in American opin
ion, destined The Hlague commission
ed project to the same difficulties that
were faced in Genoa.
Secretary Hoover, speaking last
might before the International Cham
ber of Commerce, here, treated the
conditions hie regarded as precedent
to the recovery of Russian productivi
ty, and correlated with the exchange
of messakes between Genoa and Wash
ington. This outline from an adminl
istrationt official appeared to bring
out sharply the changes which Secre
tary Hughes might regard as neces
sary 'within Russia herself" to re-1
store her to a trading basis with the
LEVEE1 BRtEAK IS WIDERf
. Hamburg, LaMay 16.-The break
mn the .protection levee on Bayou De
Glaises, near here, which occurred
earl toay, as idend t 300fee
suMaRICAn MAlYi TAEPRTPit
Coupiat. andryshgton Marti Tand
Obervilashs wh~eare i i D ev ared
uneolddamag Claify rssia.
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miet fling thno erthapsalaa rive
bahin au whicht speigngif the
mt soutercn portin onveinlesomer
iwhat irmaiatfhing poitswhch hav so
far ben immunefot icthel diatrous
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co.lndits ithe thafaaya' conr
muec gouf ywhichwas areadeuders
foward from the Fruida ia. cncern
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note aelinong te invieatin down
edgue, wasee ther obaned (luing asha
dayult ofthe Whitelapseo thtte Martin
Bltono bride thor te fuBreazon-ve
fvesaies ontesubofjecete. ody
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stalemn abou therte thatons, incus-n
miany wmernwer tani thee
pwtching Meair work icose an at
gvment whicha ien Amen opin
ion, (teece flood. mmsson
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hve faen inenoda hs fMs
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c thon toeheregaided as thV~e ork
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MEMORIAL DAY EXERCISES
ARE HELD IN MANNING
Memorial Day was observed here
last Wednesday, May 10th, and quite
an attractive and appropriate pro
gram was carried out, under the
auspices of the Clarendon Chapter of
the U. D. C. and American Legion.
Promptly at one o'clock the veterans
of the GO's met at the Court House
and marched to the Hall where a
sumptous dinner was served them
amid beautiful surroundings. The
tables were lovely with shining cut
glass and silver, lovely red rambler
roses, white clemates awri blue lark
spur. The placecards being tiny con
federate flags. During the smoker,
which followed the dinner. the vet
erans were welcomed by the president
of the U. D. C. followed with thrill
ing talks by Mr. T. H. Stukes, Con..
mander of the American Legion, then
Rev. Mr. McCord and Rev. Easley.
After which several of the veterans
gave quite interesting rentiniscences.
At three o'clock the parade formed
at the Hal land led by the veterans in
cars, the A merican Legion and school
followed and went to the Cemetery,
where the following program was
Invocation by Rev. .1. T. Fowler.
Tenting tonight in the Old Camp
Address--By lion. Charlton* Du
Star Spangled Banner--School.
Roll Call of Veterans.
The graves of each Confederate vet
eran, Spanish, American and World
wa r were decorated with confederate
and American flags respectively, and
beautiful wreathes of flowers, by the
school children. Then Dixie was
sung and the Benediction was pro
nounced by Rev. L. B. McCord.
OUR BIR'llI)AY CELEIRATION
The Woman's Auxiliary of the Pres
byterian Church U. S., was authorized
by the General Asembly of 1912---so
it is ten years old in May of this year.
The Manning Auxiliary extends a
most cordial invitation to the entire
membership of the ('hunrch and con
gregation to .join them in gratefully
celebratinr this ioveune ann iversar-y on
''uesday evening at c o'clock at the
A le.asing r ga is b.ein.g p.re
pa red illustrating the wvork andi pro
gress year by year by placing ean dies
on the hlarge hi rthday cake.
The gifts will he sent to Miss
Dowd 's School for friendlless girls in
Koch i, Janpan, for mutch needed re
pa irs. L et. everybody come a ndln mae
th is a great occasin. Dn't forget
he date, Tuesday iven ing, Mal y 23rd
at H o'cliock , P'reshyt erian Chturch.
Col umbia , il a y 16..--Governor Coop
er an nouncedi- tiniglht that he wouldI
resign as (Ii ef I'xecuntive next Sat ur
(lay. Th is aiuton~at ical ly wvill mea n the
e'levaition of Lieu tenan1 t Govwernor lHar
vey, of Citarleston ,to) the Governor
TlWO) GIRLS K ILLED)
Charlottesville, Va., May 16.
Misses Mary Moon andl Endia Sar
geant were killed at Scottsville last
night wvhenu 'thei'r automobile turni
ed1 turtle and plunged in a canal.
Washington, May 16.-Indlica
i~ions given at the White House that
the United States would not accept
the invitation for representation on
the commission investigating Turk
atrocities in Aisa Minor.
REFERS PROBLEM TO GENOA
Genoa, May 16.-Council of the
League of Nations refused to take
up the Russian problem and re
ferred "same to the Genoa confer
ence with the Nonwegian govern
ment's reqluest for immedhiate in
quairy by the league in general on
the situation -in Russia, and the ef
fect, of the famine on the economic
reconstruction in Enrope.
McLENDON TELLS WHY HE
JOINED BAPTIST CHURCH
In response to a query as to why
he quit the Methodist and joined the
Baptist church, the Reverend B. F.
McLendon, Cyclone Mack' sends the
following dispatch from Fort Worth:
My reasons for joining the First
Baptist church, Fort Worth.
By B. F. McLendon.
Twelve years ago I made applica
tion to join the South Carolina Con
ference, and I don't supspose there has
ever been a fellow in the history of
the world that missed it as far as I
(lid. But after much manipulating,
wire pulling, placating and pan
handhlng, they condescended to give
me a supply job. I had a marvel
ous record for two years, preaching
hell hot, sin black, life short, death
certain, eternity long, and calling
people to a blood-bought redemption.
Crowds of folks came into the
church; finances trippled but because
of the wrath of some of the bell
wethers and minority leaders, I was
dropped without any ceremony or ex
planation, and . left on the cold
world. For six months I wrote letters
and begged preachers to let me hold
meetings for them. And they all,
with one accord, said; nay, nay.
After a while, an old Baptist preacher
threw open the door and said, Mack
if you want to preach, I will be glad
to welcome you to my church.' For
the balance of the year, he kept me
busy on his hard scrabbled work.
"From that day till this, nineteen
twentieths of my calls have been
from the Baptist denomination. The
last six months I have receive(d fifty
calls to prominent places in America,
and forty-eight of them have been
fron the Baptist denomination.
Right now I have calls from the lead
ing Baptist churches of America.
They back me up and sympathize
with me and love me. I never have
in all my ministry found a chur_
that suited ie, until I came here
to the First Baptist church. Anel
then I found what I have been look
ing for. these years. A church that
believes in the Bible from Genesis
to RIkwclation. They believe what
God says because God said so, and
God's .maying so makes it so.
"They are ndt apologizing or
Compromising. 'They believe in the
old fashioned, backwoods, religion.
They believe that the only way to
get to God is thru the atoning blood
of Jesus Christ. They are not whit
tling nothing off' to a point, fighting
theological non-essential, shamhattles,
splitting hairs over trifles. hlere is
a church of about six thousand mem
bers. No rich or poor, high or low,
1 No caste spirit. No big l's' and lit
tle 'yous.' No mediocricy or aris
tocracy. Just folks, that, love God
I and believe in Jesus' coming, the
Bapt.ist of the holy Ghost, and
believe in prayer and then get.ting
out and helping God to answer their
prayers by doing personal work and
leading people to a saving knowledge
of 'Jesus Christ.
"I have been here four weeks. I
have seen no evidences of sectarian
ism. But the motto of this church
is to winl men to (god, and to fight
everything that has the appearance
of evil and stand for the Bible just
as it is written, nothing added and
"These are my teasons for coming
to this church and uniting with 1)r
Srank Norris in his gere:at tight. 'M
the Bible, vital Godliness and1; old
"'ly heart's ery toda' i k
the B3ible, back to the :up1iutu t ral.
Awaiv with the sickly stin: lmnt 1
I ,:,h lth t we see :iil :bol:? n: this
iays. Blick from this high tio
kidgloveit, devil-concoctcd t:arh ol
sul-withern g, worl dly emb lish
mentil anid hm-m restiti on thati
have beent inistituotedi in t he placei ol
the lody Ghost, iand het 's have thl;
eri. hoe's ' haivi the sliiupirntiua thtr
Iltritiies Godii and glorlie- the- son
A power thaiut will emp lt y Mepuiblhri:
anod treak; chins, take otY hands am
let the calit ives go frei-."
hundriledlii and sity- ive dayis in th<i
I tC[Iliudol and~ .1. -ruiuk >-.i;i
formedt an evnigelistic partiy. Whih~
Norris is out, in m eetini :s, ?~ I~en
dlon will be pa~stor oft the First. lHapt
tist. chumrh. While .\-Te-nloni
huoldhing mneetinigs, Norris wvill be pias
tor.''-lThe P'iedmitont, Gree.-0nv ille.
( ~ SigndI) ".Fank Norr-is."
IUESOXLTIONS OF (CONI)OLENCI
Once' agin the deaithI Anogel tin
visitedl our castle and in HIis dlepart ing
flight taken the soul of oiur dear' bro
ther A rthuur H. Briggs,
Be it Therefore liesolved:
1.fThat we as members of Pine
wood Lodge No. 124 Knight of Py
thins bow in humble submission t<
Hins hioly Will.
2. That this Lodlge has host
worthy and~ faithful, membier and w<
dleeply regret his suddoen death.
3. That we .as memibers of Pine
woodl Lodlge No. 124 extend our sin
cere sympathy to his loved ones ir
this hour of their bereavement.
4. That a copy of these resolutions
be sent to his widow and~ also to each:
of his brothers andl to the county pap.
er andl a copy be spread on the minut<
of the Lodge.
J. M. Barwick,
S. F. Griffn,
W. G. Grimni.
RIAIION -- ( IWEATy
e -0E PU.AU roCAST E SEi VICE. -t L2.
LADY ASTOR CALLS HERSELF
"HELL OF A GOOI) PlR1EAiIEI
Chicago, May 1.-After a whirl
wind round of visiting and speech
making, Lord and Lady Astor ended
a two-day visit to Chicago today, de
parting for Toronto, Montreal and Ot
tawa, to sail for England next week.
I1er last public appearance was be
fore the students of the Salvation
Army Training School, where she de
"Some of your countrymen are say
mig now that America has nothing to
gain by going to the Genoa confer
ence. I dont' think that is the soul
of a great country.
"Since I've been in Chicago the
newspapers have described me as a
middle-aged woman. When a wo
man gets to that age she needn't be
reminded of it.
Lady Astor made apology and then
"I learned that in the five years
I helped in an army hospital in Eng
land. I learned some stronger than
that and once I nearly broke up a
dinner with Lord Balfour by using
one of them."
"For goodness sake, he cheerful,"
she advised. "Sad, mournful so
called Christians have done more to
hold bach the Kingdom of God than
anything I know of.
")on't mind if people laugh at
you. I get laughed at too. But any
body can stand being laughed at.
But it's a hard ,job." Then sudden
ly remembering that she had but a
few minutes to catch her train, she
leaned far across the platform and
waved a bouquet of sweet peas.
"ILook out," she said, "you've got
me on my favorite subject. I'm not
much on making political speeches,
but I'm a hell of a good preacher.'"
EVIDENCE AGAINST i LEADIRS
Chicago, MIay 1G.---Evidience con
necting the bomb throwers and slay
ers of two policemen with ('hit.'go's
big three labor leaders is claimed by
the police and state's attorneys. A
decision is exllectedl today ont pleas of
the attiorneys for the two Ieaders that
their cases be assigned for trial.
BlUSINESS CONDITIONS 1E1121"0([
Washington, \Iay Ia. --A Ithough
business conditions are on tile nId
in this counitriy, improlvememiti
thriough out the wor-ld, parit icul arty
mi Eu rojpe, in ce the war has not.
been suflic ien t to justify optimi1sm1
as to the( future', .Joseph II. D~e fres,
priesidenlt, declar-ed at thle open ing
of the tenoth anunual meeting of thet
Un itedl State's Chamnber of (Con
A~lltEl'l1lS NOWV ON
Columbia, an 1 IL.--J. M. .Jefords,
Ira IT ariston and4 Glenn Tlreece were
placedi on t rialI here today for thei
mu11rtder last Tluestday night of . C.
A rne(tte, olIeractori of a filling stat ion
(on Ma in si reet. Early in the trial
there was5 a moationi for- the separate.
trial of .Jeffordis, bu0t this wvas refusetd
andil the men arec being tiedo t ogethier.
Thel(iri counsel stated in hearing the
court's dec1 i iiitht thelre was no in
tention to delay progress of the trial.
The drawing oIf the jury conlsumed
the larger Part of the moirning. The
state has announced a long list of
new witinesse's. Arnette was killed
by being *struck in the head with an
automobile axle. Ihis body being
taken in the dead lman's cair toa
loiiely spot inl the suburbs and the car
putshed over' a steep) enmbankmuenit. Thel
court house wais packed for the trial
todlay and~ the court had to order
the doors closed.
LIGHTINING STIRIKES TANK
Bayonne, N. J., May 16.--Ten
tanks of petroleum were dlestr'oyed
by fire at the Tidewater Oil Co.,
which startedl last night when lightn
ing struck a tank. The loss is esti
matedI at seven hlund~red and flfty
Budlapest, May 16.--Princess Fes
tecits Do Tolna, the divorced wife o-l
the Prince of Monaco, is (lead, after
AIACKS TARIfF BILL
Rags, Skeletons, Old Junk and Sea
weed on Free List
FUNNY MAN OP 'Ti' SENATE
Senator Harrison, Mississippi, 'Takes
Fling at Tariff Bill Reported to
Senate by Republicans
Washington, May 1.-The tariY
is generally considered a dry subject
but the Senate got rather hilarious
during consideration of it today.
'he hilarity .ctarted when Senator
Iarrison, Democrat, Mississippi, de
,scribed by Chairman McCumber, of
the Senate finance committee, as
"the funny man of the Senate,"
started reading the list of commodi
ties to be let in free of duty if the'
bill were passed in its pending form.
"Let's see what the people are t
get tax free under your bill," sai$
Senator Harrison addressing the
Republican side. "First you are go
ing to let bones come in free. And
BrazAilan pebbles. Then bristles, if
they are crude. Cuttlefish bone. Dry
mnsects. Stems of Vegetables and
flowers-I don't understand how
they escaped. Birds' eggs and fish
eggs free. Fish skins. Fossils; dra
gon's blood. Horse hair. Hoops. Old
junk-if it's new junk it can't come
in free. I don't know whether you
let loaded (lice in free, but you are
giving the American people loaded
lice in this bill.
"And seaweed. That just drifts in.
Nux vomica. Rags. Shavings. Old
paper. Rope ends. Waste ropes.
Waste baggings. Oh( sausage cas
ings and bladlers. Skeletons and
spunk. 'Teeth--it' you pass this bill
the American people won't need any
teeth as they won't bet able +. pur
chase the necessities to use them
".Joss sticks, turtles and worm
"So that's the free list the A mcri
c'an people are going to get."
Replymng to Senator IIarrism in
a sarcastie vein, Senator AleCumiber
said, 'the funny man of the Senate
has given us an addr4ss on the free
list which he apparently enjoyed
as much as the galleries enjoye
"The trouble was that the Senatoe
got, hold of the wrong bill andi was
reading the Demolcratic fru e list of
the present law," said Senator iMle
('umber. "Yes, dragon's blood,
whetstones, jo: sticks, ohl junk
lava and a hall' thousand other
things are on the fr'ee list."
The North Dakota SenatIor fol
lowel with reading what the )emo
crats put on the free list and
wh ich the RIepublican: left. on the
fn-e list, and added that Ioss sticks
were left free to I)emocrats w>.
could "pray to their l)emocratie
"(ANIIMA" N'lON 11 .1011
New York, .\lay It.-A gr:md
iother who totes :t gun stai'rted back
to ('hiciago' to nit with :a woman
nmane yer's her jlnimr who is vanted'
there on a chartge of silk ste'lin g.
Ihe grandmothber is \ii":. A1litv
C'i:,aan i "auheil. Sh!,( w\-s f:n- f'romn
in4esent ing the co4,nf v io-11 picture
of a polie wmal when she all
peared in court to c-la im heIr pri'
(11n ,r I.:.tit' leel.
A.ssist:ant IDistrict Attorne\y (;oo -
m4:m loo'la I eoI'}ly at, ''Irl. 4n'."
The high li hts tf her ((.-t a n- con -
' lSe a4 purpl- 1tur(:'n, a black cap4',
wa~s Iive 1 fee ain Ini ned 11 to ldimi'
Al'. Giioodmn also looked1 at the
lprisoner.- Shte wa~s 1poorly dressed
air. Goodman to) \lys. I' -(uhe4:
you'll . ( h Iv tr hube takin - is w
man4 all th way t1 \ ( hi): ~' with1
lie 14141ysr. 1:,uh' :
'l'm4 a 4:rmnh1!f her-! :o i prou4l #
hrst gra le- detec-tive- of 14 th Ci,. -
p o4ll 44:d part0-4 I'S J 4Ik.
Ne~v 51l1' IN NIEW Y0Uth
New Yo4k, \I'-y 1;.-'lTheM Alestie,
mammliloth new4 2Alorvich'l of the 'seals,
wa(d4i her' pier thiis a ft ernloonl
Aaftera ~rip fromt Il~ngland di -i'
whllich she br'oke' all existing records
fo mm1'111 denl voyages on the A tlanItic.
Sir Her'tramn I layes, t he skipp4er,
~~ho went to tihe bridge ill succes..
sive' steps5 from caini bov in the
Wh ite Starn Line ser'vice 10had not
tied( to put the Majesti(' at top)
spleed (luring the voyage. F'or two4
ihiys she had "Ioa fed,'' then speed.l
ing up1 as5 she ran1 into smoother
seals she dIrove along at a 25.50)
knot pace, hitting upI to 2E0 on the
JTust five (lays and sixteel hours
after she left Chlerbour'g, the Ma
.estic. whirled past A mbrose light
ship in a cloud of spray. . Then she
slowed dlown to pick up her' pilot.
A tiny tog tootedl vigor'ously three
times in welcome. The terrific boom
of the Majestic's whistle answered
her andi other ships, waiting to
wcoethe newv liner took up the re..