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VOL. XLII -MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1922 *N.4
TAKES IS- LIFE
Charles H. Barron Dies From Bullet
IN FINANCIAL TROUBLE
Deceased - Leaves Notes Saying "I
' Have Done'My Best"
Columbia, Nov. 14.-Leaving p note,
beside him saying that "my life in
surance is the only way I can pay
those I owe," and that "I have done
my best", Charles H. Barron, Colum
bia lawyer, and financier, about 1
o'clock this afternoon sent t, bullet
crashing through his brain which
anffed out a life -brilliant with adhieve'.
men during is short forty-two years.
The deceased selected as his death
couch a pine carpeted thicket fring
ing the placid waters of a sylvan pond
owned by him four miles north of the
city where he and his friends were
wont to be sport themselves with fish
ing, bathing and dancing in the days
that are gone.
J. I9. Lee, caretaker of the pond
and surrounding preserve, saw M,r.
Barronin his death throes immediate
lx following the crack of the revolver
tat sped its deadly missile.
Iirives to the Pond
Shortly before noon, according to
the time estimate of Mr. Lee, Mr.
Barron passed the Lee residence
alone in his automobile, and waved
his hand to J. W. Lee, son of the
caretaker, and went down toward
the pond. Mr. Lee paid that, when
he came to his house for dinner,
gjs. children toldf)im that Mr. Bar=
rol had gone to the pond. When
he finished eating and' resting
about an hour, he thinks, after Mit.
Barron apepared, Mr. Lee went to
the 'pond to have a talk with him.
He said that as he approache9
the club house he saw Mr. Barron
to the right, just beyond the small
green outhouse- sitting in his shirt
sleeves beneath a small pine tree.
He did not know if Mr. Barron saw
him. 1Just as the green outhouse
obscured the range of his vision,
he said, he heard the sharp -report
of a revolver. He hurried around
the house, and saw Mr. Barron
"jerking, his arms quavering, and
the blood gushing from his ear."
He immediately hurried for help.
Wheh viewed shortly afterwards,
the body was lying on the back,
with the legs stretched out and
the arms thrown to the side. To the
left of the body, midway between
the hip and the knee and near the
left hand, was a 32 calibre re
volver, loaded with new cartridges
and one empty shell. The bullet
which caused death entered' the left
ear. Mr. Barron, say his friends,
Notes 4ound in Hat
About three feet from -the body
was the coat of the deceased with
his hat resting on it. In the hat
was the note and over the hat was
spread a handkerchief. This note,
in reality three separate notes, was
written on the back of a used let
Ler-shteit and the handwriting and
signature have been identified by
associates as that of Mr. Barron.
The note read as follows:
"11-14-22. My life insurance is
the only wihI have to pay those I
owe, I have done my best.
(Signed) "Chas. H. Barron."
Be sure and get return premiums
*-on policies less than a year old.
(Signed) . "C. H. B."
"Please ask my good friend J. E.
Belser to have my loyal friend and
partner, .J. Nelson Frierson, ap
poirited administrater. My estate is
solely liable for the firm debts, as
all others were on a salary basis
and know nothing of my trouble of
the condition of financies.
(Signed) "Chas. H. Barron."
About 150,000 in Insurance
According to the best available
iniformation to be obtained tonight,
Mr. Barron has approximately $150,
'000 .In life insurance. Judging from
the note left by him some of -the poj1
cies are of recent date andl contain the
anti-suicide clause stopping payment.
No estimate rcould be made of Mr.
The honeymoon draws toward a
close when the young people come
back to the neighbyrhood where their
No matter iho prevented the war
in the Naar East, we -have an uneasy
feelingr that '"pdstp4dhed" 'would 'be a
Quiet but beautiful iti every dt.il
was the nmifl'hage of Miss Hazel Hus
band and Mr. James Tanner Rentz,
which took place at five thirty o'clock
Wednesday afternoon at the country
home of the bride's uncle and aunt,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Phillips Gable
of Gable, South Carolina, the Rev. L.
1. McCord of Manning Presbyterian
The reception rooms of the Gable
home were prettily decorated through
out with great clusters of large white
chrysanthemums and lighted tapers.
The alter where the ceremony took
place was banked with palms, ferns
and white chrysanthemums.
The bridal party entered to the
strains of Lohengrens wedding march
played by Mrs. Hagood 'Wood. Pre
vious to their entrance Thomas Grey's
"Think Love of Me" was sing by Mrs.
Cornelius C. Christal. The bride had
as her attendant Miss Catherine Fur
man of Sumter, South Car6line., as
maid of honor and her two -little cou
sins Eve and Lottie Belle Gable as
ribbon bearers. Mr. Ralph Husband,
brother of the bride, was best man to
The bride was strikingly pretty in
a dark blue gown of brocaded crepe
meteor duvetyne trimmed in the strip
ped tips of corresponding shade,
carrying a shower boquet, of brides
roses and lilies of the valley. She
was given away by her uncle, Mr. C.
P. Gable. The maid of honor wore a
gown of Salmon Taffeta with a pic
ture hat to match and carried pink
carnations. The little ribbon bearers
were dainty in white frocks.
At the informal reception following,
Mrs. Gable was assisted in receiving
by Mrs. Homer Lee Oliver of Apala
chicola, Fla., sister of the groom, Mrs.
Wallace T. Darden and Mrs. Louis J.
Mr. Rentz and his bride will spendl
their honeymoon in North Carolina.
They will be at home aiter November
fifteenth at Gable.
- BRIDAL RECEPTION
One of the most enjoyable social.
events of the season wais a miscellan-I
eous shower given by Mesdamets Jeff
Davis andl Blaney Coskrey at the home
of Mrs. Davis, on Wednesday after
noon in honor of the recent bride, Mrs.
J. E. James. The guests were met at
the door by Mrs. Coskrey and ushered
into the spacious living room which
was beautifully decorated .in handsome
yellow chrysanthemums andl pot
plants. Each guest was presented
with a card and asked to advise the
bride "How to Manage 11cr Husband,"
next dup towels were given each
couple, and they hemmed them with
dainty stitches for the bride.
The guests were then invited to go
to .the well-when they reached the
back of the hall, there stood a quaint
old moss covered well, with an oaken
buecet, swinging from a chain. Mrs.
James was asked to draw the water
and much to her surprise when the
bucket came up, it was laden with the
most beautiful gifts. Next they were
invited into the dining room, which
was a bower- of white chrysanthemums
andI shaded candles gave an air of
loveliness. There were covers laid
for sixteen, dainty hand painted place
cardsa marked the guests places. The
centerpiece was a miniature bride
dlressttl In white satin with a train
and her veol caught: back with orange
blossoms, she hiel d a shower bouquet.
The cards of advice were drawn from
the center of the table and much mer
riment was foujnd in reading them,
after 'which a most delightful five
course 'luncheon was served by Mrs.
Stuoke nnd Mrs. Wash Davis.
'Annual Paul Re
U. D. C. TO MEET
'The U. D: c. will ho0ld the regular
monthly meeting at the home of }1rs.
J. \V. Rigby, Monday afternoon, Nov.
27th, at 4 o'clock, with birs. Rigby
Mrs. T. M. Wells and Mrs. Charlie
Rigby as hostesses. The program is
Roll call answvered wvith items of
"My Country's Part in the War
Between the States," Mrs. E. S. Ervin.
Paper-Lo'cal History, Mrs. G. L.
Reading-Article by a local author,
Miss Irma Weinberg.
The following are the committees
Publicity: Miss Irma Weinberg,
chairman; Miss Rose Ervin, Miss
Membership:--Mrs. T. M. Mouzon,
chairman; Mrs. S. S. Richardson, Miss
May Lesesne. s
Finance:-Mrs. J. HT. Orvin, chair
man, Mrs. A. C. Bradham, Mrs. J. HI.
Historical and Scrap Book:-Mrs.
S. J. Clark, chairman, Mrs. .J. T.
Stukes, Mrs. Ida Cole.
Credential :--Mrs. E. S. Ervin,
chairman, Mrs. F. 0. Richardson, Mrs.
J. W. Rigby.
Pr a:Ms J. D. Gerald, chair
man, Mrs. G. L. Dickson, .Mrs. A. T.
Visiting:-Mrs. Chas. Rigby, chair
man, Mrs. T. E. Plowden, Mrs. W. T.
t f.rt -
whGv. P e. a ershin w lrd ar
mrenhlmetith at rifehadme ot r
with 'o. Parker and nrhsr Care
is horsteeigtbs. Thpoutram miss
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DEATH LAID TO gDRUG
Sumter, Nov. 14.-English Wil
liamson, who died after being found
in an unconscious condition in a
local boarding house - Sunday aft
ernoon, came to his death from the
effects of a drug, according to the
verdict of the coroner's jury, which
was returned tonight. The verdict
was reached following testimony
by Stigling "Dick" Merrimon, in
whose room Williamson was found,
that 'both had taken some of the
Merrimon was arrested, as were
Ernest Keen, and Charles "Red"
Heriot, both negroes on charges of
"having, selling and giving away
drugs not registered and in viola
tion of law." Merrimon stated he
bought the drug from Keen, who,
in turn, declared he had obtained
it from Heriot. The trio were held
in bonds of $2,500 each.
Greenville, S. C., Nov. 14.-Leroy
Sweetzer, commisisoner of Itor
and industry of Massachusetts, and
commander of the Twentieth divi
sion during part of its stay at
Camp Sevier in the latter part of
1918, arrived here this afternoon
from Spartanburg for the purpost
of inspecting cotton mills in - this
city and section.
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FOR PEACE PARLEY
Washington, Nov. 14.-Ambassa
dor Child, at Rome, and Minister
Grewart Ber ie, will be the Ameri
can observers at the Near Eastern
conference at Lausanne, the State
Department announced today. Rear
Admiral Bristol, high commissioner
at Constantinople, will be named
associate commisisoner as his other
duties will not permit him to be in
continuous attendance. In struc
tions under which the American
group will act in presenting the
viewpoint of the Washington gov
ernment, but without taking any
part in the negotiations already are
en route to Mr. Child.
Department officials would not
comment on the nature of the in
structions. The scope of American
participation in the proceedings at
Lausanne, however was quite clear
ly defined by, Secretary Hughes in
advance of receipt of the actual in
viation. In his communication to
the Allied governments of October
30, Mr. Hughes said:
"To safeguard such (American)
interests and to facilitate tlhe ex
change of views, the government of
of the United States is prepared to
send observers to the proposed con
ference if this action is agreeable
to the powers concerned. Without
without participating in the nego
tiations of the treaty of peace,
these observers would be able to in
dicate this government's position
in greater detail than is possible in
this aidememoirs and they could
also inform the American govern
ment of the attitude of the other
powers in matters where are ma
The points enumerated by Secre
tary Hughes lay stress upon "the
maintenance of capitulations which
may be essential to the appropriate
safeguarding of non-moslem inter
est" since that presentation is first
followed by "the protection, under
proper guarantees of philanthropic,
educational and religious institu
American interest in maintaining
equality' of commercial opportunity
in Turkish territory while em
phasized at seevral points in Mr.
Hughes' communication is left to
third place in this tabulated out
line of particular points of Amner
ican concern. The commercial as
pect of the settlement in the Amer
ican view, thus apparently being
subordinated to considerations in
volving the personal status of
Americans in Turkey and to the
necessity of securing protection
for religious minorities and phi
lanthropic enterprises in Turkey.
Involved in the capitulations and
their maintenance is the whole
question of existing Turkish law
and the fact that in all questions
of personal status, such as mar
riage and divorce' and many "ther
matters that touch most most e'osely
the lives of individuals, Moslem
religious authority is supreme in
Trurkish courts. The capitulations
wvere set up in their present form
to meet that situation largely and
to protect nationals of Christian
nations by making them subject
to trial before mixed courts, wvith
their own coun try men participlat
ing or before consular courts. TPhe
demandl of the Turkish Nationalists
for complete judicial independence
and suppresison of the capitula
tions wvould wipe out this protection
nd~ it is certain that the American
observers at Lausanne will have
clear-cut views on this qluestion to
HIELD ON FRAUD) CHARGE
New York, Nov. 14.-Mrs. Myr~.
Cleveland Harriet Sims, who claims
relationship. with the late Pres:ident
Cleveland andl Rear Admiral Sims
U. S. N., retired, today was held ii
$7,500 bail for examination Novem
her 20 on a chargo of fraud.
She was arrested upon the com
plaint of Mrs. Emily Thompson, wh<
saidl she andl her aister gave the wo
man $4,000 for the purchase of stocka
in a radlio corporation.
IN RIGHT BREAS'l
On Monday afternoon W. K. Hi]
shot his brother-in-lawv Howar<
Broadway in the right breast, serious
ly wvounding him. The altercatioi
took place at tho home of lill nea
Paxville, about one o'clock Monda:
afternoon. Broadway was rushed t<
the Tuomey Hospital in Sumter an
Hill came to Manning and gave him
self um to Sheriff Gamble.
GALLS MEETING TO
RAP BOLL WEEYIL
Governor Harvey Wants Conference in
FARMERS ARE INVITED
Agriculture Scientists to Join in
Working Out Effective
Columbia, Nov. 14.-A conference,
to be participated in by a score or
more of scientific farmers and agri
cultural scientists, to prescribe a for-.
mula for combating the inroads and
propagation of the cotton boll weevil,
was called this afternoon by. Gover
ernor Harvey to meet here in the
State Library at noon, Saturday, No
vember 18th. g
"The degree of prosperity in South
Carolina," said the letter of the Gov
ernor to those invited, "is dependent,
in the near future at least, on the de
.gree of success attained in the eon
trol of the boll weevil; and the degree
of such control seems dependent upon
.the degree of unanimity, with w'hich
cotton growers adopt approved protec
Systematic Work Needed
"To reach the ear and fix the
attention of the multitude of small
farmers in this State, will require
much systematic work . and sus
tained effort, and the employment
of every possible agency for publicity
and influence. Reasonable success
would be a notable achievement.
"While it is true that every known
method of attacking the weevil has
been publicly urged many times, it
has been represented to me that the
position of the press and other agen
cies, willing and anxious to make a
systematic campaign to bring into
line all cotton growers in the State,
would be greatly strengthened and
their work made much more effective
should they be furnished one fixed
point around which to -concentrate
such as would be presented. in a
pronouncement as official is prac
ticable to be made, by a body of
scientists and successful scientific
farmers, as to the proper methods
of combating the inroads of the boll
"That this material may be fur
furnished, I write you as I am
writing a score of other gentlemen.
to meet in the State Library at Co
lumbia, at 12 o'clock noon, Satur
(lay, November 18. I sincerely trust
you will make every , effort to at
tend this meeting. Your recomnmen
lations will be urged upon the atten
tion of farmers in every township in
which cotton is grown in South Caro
"It is, in general, desired that
the recommendations, presented be
as simple and sufficiently as prac
ticable, shall include the approved
plan for procedure for the farmer
from the present time to next Au
gust, wvith such aggestions as to
time of planting, quality of land,
etc., as you consider pertinent."
Those invited to the conference
are: David R. Coker, liartsville;
partment, Clemson College; A. F.
Conrad, Clemson College; H-. G.
Kaminer, C'olumbia ; R. C. liamer,
Eastover; II. llarris, State Depart
ment of Agriculture, Colu~mbia;
Skottowe Wannamakeri, pi esidlent
American Cotton Association, St.
Matthews; D~r. J. B. .Johnson, Rock
lill; R. M. Cooper, J.~, Wisacky;
L. I. Guion, Lugoff'; W. M. Riggs,
Clemson College; Wade D)rake, An.
dlerson; L. D). Jennings, Sumter;
Tlhomas G. McLeod, Bishopville; A.
R. Johnston, St. George; Dr. WV. 0.
Brown, Newberry; Neils Christen
sen, Beaufort; A. F. Lever, Colum
biat; C. F. Rizer, Olar; Richard L.
Manning, Columbia; J. P. Poole.
Greenville; J. W. Gaston, Spartan
burg; Edgar L. Culler, Jr., Orange
COAL, MEN HOLD,1 MEETING
Chicago, Nov. 14.--Representa
tives o fthe operators andi union
miners from all organiz/ed (districts
attendedl a meetin~g here today to
I frame recommendations to the joint'
Iconferences to be held January 3, in
-Cleveland or Chicago, in connec
r. tion with the new agreemen' to
,succeed the present one', which
3 ends March 31.
Both sides withheld comnment con
ernimr the snssion.