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6LII -MAN-N-IN-- - -- -., W S JUL 122 1922
MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1922
HARDINC TAKES HAND
INW RAILWAY STRIKE
Declares Men "Have Same Right to
Work as Others Have to De
cline to Work"
"AID OF GOOD CITIZENS"
Asked to Maintain Operation of Unit
ed States Mail Trains
Washington, July 11.-President
Harding, in a proclamation issued
at the White House ltte tonight,
directed "all persons to refrain
from all interference with the law
ful - efforts to maintain interstate
transportation and the carrying of the
United States mails."
In the proclamation, which was
issued after a day in which contin
ued reports had reached the Postof
flice Deparment of interference by
railroad strikers with mail trains,
the President invited the co-opera
tion of all public authorities, State
and municipal, and the "aid of all
good citizens" to uphold the laws
and to "facilitate those operations
in safety, which are essential of life
and liberty and the' security of
property and our common public
The peaceful settlement of con
troversies between shop craft em
ployes and carriers, it was stated,
"in accordance with law and due
respect for the established agencies
for such settlement, are essential to
the security and well-being of our
The President took the position
that men willing to maintain the
operation of railroad trains in order
to transport mail have the "sajne
indisputable right to work that
others have to decline to work."
President Harding was occupied
throughout the evening with the
preparation of the proclamation,
delaying his dinner one hour in or
der to go over the first transcript.
'He returned to the executive offices
after dinner and remained there un
til the proclamation was made pub
lie, about 10.40 p. m.
Text of Proclamation
The text of the proclamation fol
* "A proclamation:
"Whereas, the United States Rail
road Labor Board is an agency of
the government, created by law and
charged with the duty of adjusting
disputes between railroad operators
and employes engaged in interstate
"Whereas, the United States
Railroad Labor Board has recently
handed down decisions, one affect
ing the wage of the shop craft em
ployes, the other declaring the con
tract system of shop craft work
with outside agencies to be con
trary to the intent of the Trans
portation Act and, therefore, that
such practice must be discontinued.
"Whereas, , the shop craft em
ployes have elected to discontinue
their work rather than abide by
the decisions rendei'ed, and certain
operators have ignored the dleci
9sion ordering the abandonmnent of
the contract shop practice; and,
"'Whereas, the maintained opera
tion of the railroads in interstate
commerce and the transportation
of Unitedl States mails have nie
cessitatedi the employment of men
who choose to accept employment
under the terms of the decision, and
who have the same indisputable
right to work that others have to
decline to work; and,
"'"Whereas, the peaceful settle
ment of controversies in accordance
with law and duo respect for the
established . agencies of such ret
"p tlement are essential to the security
and well being of our people.
To Keep Mails Moving
"Now, therefore, I, Warren G.
Harding, President of the United
States, do hereby make proclama
tion, directing all persons to re
frain from interference with the
lawful efforts to maintain interstate
transportation and the carrying of
*the United States mails.
"These activities and the maini
tained supremacy of the law are the
first obligations of the government
, and all citizens of our country
Therefore, I invite the co-operation
of all public authorities, State and
muinicipal, and the aid of all good
citizens to uphold the 'law and to
preserve the public peace, and to'
facilitate these operations in safety,
which are essential to life and lib
srtr and the seurty e! roperty
DOVER HINTED AT
Washington, July 11.--President
Harding was understood tonight to
have under consideration the resig
nation of Elmer Dover, of Tacoma
Wash., and formerly of Ohio, as
Assistant Secretary 1of the Treasury
in charge of customs and internal
Information of the resignation of
Mr. Dover was received at the cap
itol togday from treasury sources,
but something of a mystery, sur
rounded the severance of the As
sistant Secretary's connection with
the treasury as official confirmation
or denial o fthe report. was wholly
At .the treasury it was said Sec
retary Mellon had no statement to
make and that the matter was one
for Mr. Dover and the President.
At the White House it was made
known that President Harding had
no comment to make at this time.
Mr. Dover himself would ' neither
confirm nor deny the report.
The resignation of Mr. Dover, it'
was indicated, could be regarded as
the culmination of his controversy
with David H. Blair commissioner
of internal revenue, which has raged
for several months over 'the pro
posed reorganiaztion of the inter
nal revenue bureau.
According to the accepted opinion
in administration, circles, Mr. Dover
was named Assistant Secretary of
the Treasury by President Harding
last December to reorganize the
customs service and the revenue
tonis service was effected by Mr.
Dover early In the year, but his
plans for changes in the personnel
of the revenue bureau ran counter
to the administrative ideas of Com
missioner Blair and Secretary Mel
lon. Friction, officially described as
"disagreements as to policy,"- waxed
warmer with the occurrence of a
number of incidents, including the
removal of Dover appointees, and
the issuance of - an order by Mr.
Blair centralizing all discussion of
apopintments in the office' of the
commissioner and the appointment
Court adjourned in Manning Satur
day evening after a two week's ses
sion. Judge Wilson left Monday for
Sumter where he is holding court this
week. The following cases were tried
and sentence passed:
Bossie Sweatt, violation prohibition
law-LO months on $300.
Frank Washington, violation pro
hibition law-2 months or $50.00.
Cantey Lemon, colored, and Dr. M.
Brown, White, tried jointly, violation
prohibition law---not guilty.
James Pressley, violation prohibi
tion law-6 months or $300.
The civil cases tried were:
Clarendon Motor Co., vs. J. M.
S. I. Harvin, et al., vs. Northwest
ern Railroad Co., verdict for plaintiff
J. M. Plowden, vs. J. C. Plowden
verdict for plaintiff, $1,200.00.
Batty & Co., vs. A. M. Scarborough,
verdict for dlefendant.
First National Bank, vs. R. A. Pier
son, verdlict for plaintiff for $400. or
mules to that value.
Reese vs. Suggs, mistrial.
Augusta, Maine, July 11.-Ap
pOintment b~y the Supreme Court of
Burleigl. Martin and Wililami T.
Gardiner, local attorneys, as re
ceivers of the United States Steam
ship Company was announced to
(lay. Control of the Hudson Navi
gation Company, the Groton (Conn.)
Iron Works and the Virginia Ship
building Company is held by this
The receivership was established
at the request of Rupert M. Much,
of this city, who, with Charles W.
Morse, is under indlictment on the
charge of dlefrauding the public in
the promotion of the sale of stock
of this corporation.
and our common public welfare.
"In witness whereof I have here
unto set my hand and caused the
seal of the United States to be af
"Done at the city of Washington
thIs 11th day of July, in the year
of our Lord one thousand nine hun
dred and twernty-two, and of the
independence of the United States
the one hundred and forty-seventh.
"Warren G. Harding.
"By the President:
"Charles E. Hughes,
'"Secretary of State."
I SIORT BI
I'LL S moW
TO PLAY! .
Miss Lyllis Gamble will go to
Georgetown, Wednesday for an ex
tended visit with her sister, Mrs.
Miss Alfreeda Cunningham has re
turned to her home at Rock Hill, after
a three week's visit with her friend
Miss Iva Geddings.
Mrs. Marion Cox and children of
Florence, visited relatives here last
Mrs. J. L. Pritchard has returned
to her home at Spartanburg, after a
two weeks' visit with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Corbett.
M.rs. Sid Wise and baby, of Hyman,
are visiting -at the home of Mr. T. R.
Mrs. J. J. Martin and children re
turned Monday from a few days'
visit with Mrs. Turner at Sumter.
Mrs. Eliza Tisdale of Mayesville,
spent a few (lays of last week with
Mrs. S. E. Curtis.
Little Miss Elizabeth Keels is
spending this week with her aunt,
Mrs. Edgar Scott, at Bishopville.
Miss Vi:ginia Mims has returned
to her home at Sumter, after a visit
at the home of her brother, Mr. T.
W. Mims, Jr.
Miss Susie May Ridgill of Summer
ton, is visiting Miss Vivian Geddings.
Mrs. A. F. Rodgers and children re
turned to Kingstree Monday after a
few days visit with her mother, Mrs.
Annie E. Herlong..
Mr. Travis Barwick of Charleston,
came Monday for a visit at the home
of Mr. L. S. Barwick.
The friends of Mr. Luke Ridgill and
Miss Daisy Corbett were greatly sur
prised to learn of their marriage on
last Wednesday in Manning. The
couple left immediately for Ilender
Mrs. WV. L. Adams andl Mrs. Thelma
Dollard of Sumter, recently visited
at the home of Mr. M. B. Corbett.
Misses Daisy Rhame andl Jessie
Curtis will leave Wednesday for Lake
Junuluska, where they will spend a
Peels Spuds and A
F rom s puds to Senate is quite
sonme bufdle, but the con fident Mrs.
Annie D). Olson, of Minnesota, is
not afraid to pose in kitchen frock
i asking the voters ot the state to
se, d her to the U. S. Senate in place
of Frank 13. Kellog, the premen Re
"i f, -
month attending the Sunday School
and Mission Course of the Southern
Messrsa Marion Barwick and Ollie
Dawkins, of Camp Bragg, N. C., are
visiting relatives here.
THE BENBOW FAMILY REUNION
At the beautiful country home of
Mr. and Mi~rs. Julius Davis, on .July
4th the annual reunion of the Benbow
family was held. A large crowd was
present and seats were arranged in
the shade of the great oaks, where the
family sat conversmng on timely topics,
but often glancing backward to
scenes of the sacred past. A ball
game was enjoyed by the younger
members, and ice cold lemonade was
served all day from a table set in a
shady .corner of the yard. At high,
noon dmnner was served, the long table
spread with an elegant repast, coi
sistmng of an endless variety of dishes
from barbecue, to the daintiest frr~i.:
salad. Around this table the fan~ily
stood, serving each other as infor
mally as if at a family dinner party,
while at its head sat Rev. C. B. Smith
who asked the blessing on the feast.
In the afternoon all united in simg
ing old plantation songs, led by Mr.
Rt. C. Wells, with Miss Frances Dingle
at the piano. The Benbows were
among the earliest settlers of Clar
endon and the name is closely woven
mnto the social and political history of
the County. The head of the house
Col. Evan Benbow having commande-d
a battalion in the war of 1812, amd
upon his return represented the Coun.
ty first in the House and afterward
in the Senate, for ten consecutive
"ears. H-e now rests in an old "God's
ticre" near the Santee river, with this
record inscribed on his tombstone.
Members of the aiyatedn
the eunin frm byondthe o o
Clarndon atere: the Sunda Sch.ool
Bnbow Mir.iond ors. o tah Boebow,
Smer, Rion J.E.Carik and fOmily
of Pinps, amp Wirlagg . C.,areo
publican sa. Julis. Dason doesy
nt the campualruin ofnteereoit
housework ansone wre aagei
thphgaper fouhen okvhe alted
fatil sae ovesoiicag onwiere tos,
Mrs. oten islpiing upahundrd o
SHERIFF IS ON THE JOB
Fort Pierce F'la., July 11.-St
Lucie County, just recovering from
i warm primary race in which the
sheriff was deposed and J. R. Mer
ritt elected to tlhe office on a plat
form of more stringent law en.
Forcement, divided on its opinion to
lay on the outcome of Merritt'r
irst major test of office.
The new sheriff took office yes
terday and almost before he had
pinned on his badge he received a
hot "tip" that a liquor caravan was
coming through his territory. The
sheriff promptly gathered a flock
Df deputies and hastened out on
the Dixie Highway. With military
precision he scattered his men in
skirmish formation and lay in wait
throughout the night.
Thus, when two federal agents
came along early today with an au
tomobile two captives and thirty
cases of liquor, they had no chance
to escape. The waiting deputies
sprang from their placs of hiding
and bore down on the startled group
with a zeal.
The federal agents experienced
conflicting emotions and their feel
ings were ndt eased by the in
credulour m ' of the sheriff. It
was v '. some difficulty that they
established their identity.
Explanations, finally accepted -n
al lsides, brought out the fact that
the agents had captured the two
men, Chester Darling and Dozier
Dowdy, with their automobile and
contraband last night and were tak
ing them to Tampa.
WALTER WARD RELEASED
White Plains, N. Y., July 11.
Walter S. Ward, who has been held
in the West Chester County jail for
the past twenty-six dlays, on an
indictment charging him with first
degree murder of Clarence Peters,
a former sailor, was released late
today in $50,000 bail by Supreme
Court Justic Seeger, although the
court refused to dismiss the indict
Mrs. Willard Curtis, Ward's moth
er-in-law, who was sought for
weeks in New Rochelle, by sub
poena serves without success, sat
through the hearing beside her
daughter and left with Ward's par
ty without any attempt being made
to serve her. According to Ralph
D. Ward, brother of the defendant,
Mrs. Curtis has been living vuietly
in New Rochelle with her daughter
all the time.
Judge Seeger, in announcing his
decision to f. nit the wealthy de
fendant to bail, said that no evi
dence had been submitted to prove
that Ward acted other than in self
defense or that the crime had been
one of deliberation.
REDUCTIONS IN ARMY
Tokia, July 11.--(By the Associa
ted Press.)-Still further reductions
o fthe Japanese army, below those
announced on July 4, are contem
plated by Minister of War Yama
nashi. It was charged that the sug
gestedl army reforms did not comt
plete the demands of the Diet.
ATTrEMPTING I.ONG; 1L'GHTlr
London, Jlulv ,i1 .---( !I the Asso
riated Press.)-Tlhe air mninstry to
lay received a wireless message
from Major W. T. Blake saying
that he started at dawn today fromn
liamleh, twenty miles northwest of
Jerusalem, for Bagdad, Major
Blake is attempting an airplane
flight around the world.
FEW CLERKS ON STRIKE
Roanoke, Va., July 11.-With the
exception of a few elerks wvalking
off their jobs5 at Winston-Salem, N.
C., Kenova, W. Va., Wytheville,
Bristol, and Norfolk, there was lit
tle change in the strike situation
an the Norfolk and Western Rail
road today, according to informna
tion obtained from union authori
ties and railroad offcials here.
No clerks enloyed at the gen
eral omcies of tho Norfolk, and
Western here joined the strike to
day, as far as could be learned from
union offcials, though an order
was issued Monday night, for them
to strike today at 10 o'clock. Ow
ing to the dlelay in gathering re
ports from outlying points over the
system, the exact number of clerks
who quit work could not be obtain
ed, according to Richard P. Dee, grand
vice president of the organization,
who is maintaining offces here at
SWEEPING PROB[ IS
STARTED BY JURY
Into Every Act of Alien .r .
TO ESTABLISH LG:.xALITY
American Interests in Dye Patents to
Be Protected, Says
Washington, July 11.-Appearance
today of Francis P. Garvan, former
alien property custodian and now. head
o fthe Chemical Foundation; Inc., be
fore the special war frauds grand
jury was said in official circles to
have inaugurated a sweeping inquiry
into every act of the custodian's office
from its inception.
It was emphasized by the same
officials that the investigation was
designed primarily to establish fi
nally the legality of the custodian's
acts and to remove any ground for
Icontinued criticism levelled against
the office if such criticism , has
A grand jury investigation was
declared by the officials to be the
only method provided for in the
American system of government to
clear up definitely the controversy.
Formal assurance that "every
American interest" in the dye pat
ents sold by the alien property
custodian in 1919 to the Cheii
cal Foundation, will be protected
by the government was made today
by Attorney General Daugherty.
Denying that any person connect
ed with the Department of Justice
had had any communication with
German interests or individuals re
garding recovery of the patents,
Mr. Daugherty's statement reiter
ated that in moving to recover
them from the foundation the de
partment was merely carrying out
instructions received from Presi
The statement was interpreted
as having reference to charges
made by Francis P. Garvan-who
nandled the sale as the then cus
todian, subsequently assuming the
presidency of the foundation-to
the effect that the demand for re
turn of title to the patents had
been actuated by German influence.
Mr. Garvan today turned over to
the jury the records of the foun
dation. He said later arrangements
had been made to permit inspec
tion of the books by representa
tives of the Department of Jus
Prior to going before the grand
jury, Mr. Garvan said, he had re
fused a demand of Assistant Attor
ney General Crim for permission to
inspect the hooks on the ground
that he would not open them to
A.ttorney General Daugherty,
questioned concerning Mr. Garvan's
Charges that Gaston B. Means was
associated with the Department of
.lustice in connection w.th the
('henical Foundation matter,s.irl
that he would not dliscuss Mr.
I"Mr. Means," he said, "retas5 to
hau'' the ill will of lots of people
ani.l I think I know the reas'."
In reply to further qlues.:00ns as
. o whet her Mr. Means had b''n sus.
iendled fromi the staff of I.. bureau
of inve\ost iga tion of t h depa rtmenit.
Mr. IDaugherty said "I have niot
saiid t hat I suspended :.-. .Means."
NINE OUT FORl ONE JOB
Orangeburg, July 11 .-Policies
will be the lh ief theme in this coiunty
county from now as all offices seem
to lie wanted except the county treas
ur'er andl the judge of probate. F. F.
Limehiouse, who has been conneoted
with Tyler Bros., local merchants, and
has announced his candidacy for clerk
oif court. Tlhis makes a total of ino
candlidates for the clerk of courl 's job,
and there are others figuring on
running. Hl. G. Carson, well known
young farmer and business man of
Holly Hill, has anniou nced hiis
candidacy against the incumbent
T1. M. McMichael, for county audi
tor. The rs-e for House of Repre
sentatives is expected to be inter
esting over the issue of the piast
dlelegation having a bond issue
p~assedl for good roiads against the
will of the pecople, so some of the
people claim. Three of the old del
egation are expected t~o he candi.
(dates for the Hlouse, while five or
six new candidates wvill ofl'er, it is
thought. The people in the coun
ty have far been registering