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OL X'XXIX MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 1919.
IMPROBABLE THAT NUNS WILL SIGN TERMS 1$ LATEST REPORT Germans Especially Embittered Be cause Delegates Upon Leaving Versailles Were Attacked by the French With . Stones CONFERENCE BEGIN TODAY Tone of Document Declared to Be Ex traordinarily Harsh and Insult ing-German Synopsis Is ] Brief. Weimar, June 17.-(By the Associ ated Press.)-The new Allied terms reached here late last night and the first apparent effect upon the German leaders was that of depression. A re port passed rapidly through the old castle where the government heads are residing temporarily, that the sign ing of the peace terms by Germany was highly improbable. Every official and every member of the foreign office aivailable expressed the deepest pessimism and resentment at the alleged cruelty of the terms. The Germans were especially em bittered over a report that a French mob had stoned the helpless German delegates at Versailles. The secretaries who had remained up in the hope of receiving some word from Versailles were rewarded at 11 o'clock by a telephone call from Ver sailles announcing the departure of Count von Brockdorff-Rantzau and the other delegates with Allies' reply. It was a moody and dispirited crowd that heard -the telephone report in the cas tle of the former Duke of Saxe We1 mar. The message read as follows: The delegation has left 'on Weimar. A brief view of the document Count von Brockdoff Rantzau is carrying reveals the following details: The tone of the -locument is extraordinarily harsh and insulting. G --rmany bears all blame and must in consequence be punished. It cnn be glad if it comes out half well. 'The conditions handed over are those of an alleged peace of justice to conform to the Wilson program. The whole kfrm is extraordinarily rough and overbearing. The original time limit of five days has been by re quest, extended by forty-eight hours. This includes the three-day armistice limit. The period of seven days ex pires Monday evening at 7 o'clock. 'Concerning the contents there can be said at this moment only that our opponents grant us less concessions than were mentioned in the Paris newspapers of yesterday and today." 'The departure of the delegates oc c'nrea Amid the shouts, hoots, and jeets of a crowd which threw stones, seriously wounding two delegates. The crowd acted in the usual French hoodlum fashion. The police made not the slightest effort to stop the hood umusnm." Conferences Begin Today. Weimar, June 17.--It was announc-1 ed German counter proposals would 1 be made available to the foreign cor resb~ozdantsa today, but tvould not be given to the Germani press until after the Cabinet had held a preliminary session to discuss the terms this morn img. .Count von Broekdloff-Riantzau is ex pected to arrive at midnight. Full Cabinet conferences will begin Wed nesday. ATTFEMPT AT RAPE IN BARNWELL COUNTY Barnwell; June 16.-An attempt to rapte the daughter of a re spectable white farmer living near Renolds Station, in the Southern1 Railway between Blackwell and Elko, was made Sunday afternoon by a ne gr aed James Daniels. The young woman eluded her assaliant and gave the alarm. The negro was taken into custody by a party,of white men who telephoned Sheriff J. B. Morris to meet them in Bliekville, which he did, brirnging the would-be-rapist to the Bairnwell- jail. Although - quite a crowd had gathered at Blackville when the sheriff reached there, no effort was made to lynch the negro. Hearing rumors of a projected lynching been Saturday afternoon She-iff Morris and his deputy, J. Frank Grubba, carried Sarah Pompey, the negro woman accused ,of shooting a young white& girl in Allendale coun ty l3st week, to the penitentiety In Columbia for sate keenina PAXVILLE ITEMS Miss Hattie Herling who has been eaching near Elloree, came home last veek to spend the summer. Miss Ethel Corbett is spending this ,veek with her sister, Mrs. G. C. 3eatson, at Wilson Mill. Miss Mary Lee Cutter is visiting ier grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. 3urnett at Foreston. Soldier Friendly Geddings, recent y returned from overseas, came Sun lay from Camp Jackson to spend a ew hours at home. He expects to -eceive. his discharge early this week. Cards have been receievd here an louncing the marriage of Miss Lor aine Lathan and Mr. Brainard Per ;uson in Rock Hill on the 7th inst. Mirs. Ferguson is a sister of Mrs. J. V. Minis, Jr., and has visited here sev ,ral times. They will make their )ome near Sharon. Mr. Wiley T. Ingram, of the Priva eer section, and Miss Tabitha Ged lings of this community were quite y married on Sunday morning, June th, at the Bethel parsonage, by the rev. William Haynesworth. They left mmediately for Sumter where thev >Oarded. the train for Asheville, N. C. or a short tour. Mrs. C. S. Curtis of Sumter, visited "elatives here last week. Mrs. F. S. Geddings nas returned rom Winthrop College where she at :-nded the short course in home econo )m.X. Items of local itcrest Titehold Seleet Red Heart Cedar shingles an- Red Heart Perfect Ced er Shimwles both at $7.00 per 1000 Wv. P. LI:GG. Died this morning in the Tourney lospital, Sumter. Mrs. B. C. Morgan, ige 27 years. The funeral will be in the Manning cemetery tomorrow no:i:ng at 10:30. The deccased w:as I sister of Magistrate R. L. Ridgill.. In last week's issue one of W. P. egg's locals read $10.00 advance on hingles when it should have been 11.00. FOR SALE--One farm, containing 182 acres, 79 of which are cleared. Wloodland, good timber and heavily wooded; one mile from town of Sil rer; % mile from good graded school. Faces on -Manning and Silver road. .,an be bought on easy terms. J. F. Biockington, Manning, S.' C. It. p A pleasant party spending the week it the Ehrich cottage on Pawley's Island consists of Mrs. Leon Wein Jerg, Mrs. R. E. Broadway, Mrs. Abe Weinberg of Sumter. Misses Addie and Irma Weinberg, Irma McKelvey, and Torn Bagnal, Messrs. Sam Sprott .R. Sprott, Jr., Mr. Forshee, Scott Bagnal. The party motored down 2n last Friday and will remain until Saturday of this week. Deputy Sheriffs Gamble and Peevy :f Clarendw passed through here Monday morniig with one Joe Single :on, colored, whom they caught near Lake City. le was wanted in Clar mndon on the charge of stealing a bi sycle and watch. He had been living n the Lake City section since the irst of the year. 'The officers had with .hem one of Gamble's famous blood sounds, which. attracted considerable attention.--Kingstree Herald. The county Sh' Course for the lub girls will be neld at Paxville on Fune 26, 27, 28, The women of the Home Demon stration Clubs are invited to attend on Fune 28th, which will be a day set apart for their work. Instructive lectures and demonstra .ions by efficient State Workers will ue given, so we can count on a day of yrofit and pleasure. All attending are expected to bring lunch, which will be served on the chool-house grounds at 1 o'clock p. mn. Please every club try to se-nd as inny members- as possible. Mrs. S. 0. Plowden, Co. Home Demi. Agt. The Comnmunuit:, Swimiming I Club vill open its swimming pool on Thurs lay, June 19th. This is a nice natur il pool with abundlance of fresh elean vrater flowir.g through the pool all he time. There is plenty of deep rater for those that care to (live and ~wim, and a nice sandl bar of shallow vater for those that are just learning ow. This pool will be free to ladies 'nd the management assures thenm hat gentlemanly conduct will be de nandled at all times of the patrons. rhis is not a money making proposi ion but established for the benefit (if he community. Season ticekts for oys $2.00 men $3.00, can be secured ~rom Jno. C. Bagnal, R. C. Baggett, s. W. Biarron, and Louls Broadlway. )onationus to Clarendon County Chapter, A. R. W1rs. L. W. Nettles-............$1.75 kirs. C. P. Gable-............- ..-5.50 .aonymnous- . ... ..... ............1.50 surnerton Auxiliairy-.....-.157.88 ~'axville Auxiliary --.. ....-118.87 IMPORTANT! The lk.d Crosi. Work Roomn w111 be losed on June 30th, for the Sum ner months, therefore, It is most im >ortant that all the work that is out e finished and returned at once, as ur .shipmnents must be made before he koom is closed. I beg, most ear iestly, that the work be sent in right VirgrinSa Wilson. feetv. :MEXICO PROT[STS S ACAINST CROSSING Mexico Considers It Violation, Says. Carranza's Son-in-Law Washington June 17.-Gen Candido' Aguilar, President Carranza's confi dential ambassador to the United states, issued to the press today a formal statement, declaring that "the guvernment and pebple (of Mexico consider as a violation of Mexican sovereignty the crossng of United States soldiers into Mexican terri- C tory," and expressing the hope "that ii the situation created by the latest oc eurrences in Juarez will be satisfac torily adjusted between the two coun- t tries." A copy of Gen. Aguilar's s.tement was sent to the State Department, but sI oficials there said they did not r:gard r it in the nature of a -formal protest arA' that no reply would he made. They added that no other communica tion had been received from the Mexi can Governnient regaerding the entry s o fnAmerican forces i' to M iexico disperse Villistas, who fired into El Paso, Texas. After the Amerieaa troops crossel fi the international border Gen. Aguilar b and Dr. Rojo the Mexican charge f were invited to the State Department c by Acting Secretary Phillips, who ex- h, plained why the Amer!;an forces en- g tered Mexico, and ga'v e assurances that they would be withdrawn im nmediately after their c..;ect h. ! been attaim.d. c It was understood that bot hof the Mexican representatives appeared to i be satisfied with the explanation, and in the light of this it was assumed that Gen.! Aguilar had sent his state ment to the State Department merely to keep the record straight. i In this connection it was learned V authoritatievly today that President U Carranza never had assented to the i agreement proposing that where ban- I dits committed depredations in either I, country the armed forces of that coun e try could follow " a h-t trail" across the international line. t 0- ---- LA BOR REFUSES TO RECOGNIZE SOVIETS n --- t Atlantic City, N. J. June 17.-Amid a general uproar, delegates attending s the convention here of the American c Federation of Labor today refused to endorse recognition of Soviet Russia, b although urging recognition by the e United States of the "existing Irish o republic" and voted against the gen eral stride proposed for the Fourth it of July in behalf of "Tom" Mooney, a convicted in connection with the pre- 'T paredness day bomb explosions in San s Francisco. tl Discussion of Bolshevism developed f when the resolutions committee report ed a resolution as ing withdrawal I from Russia of Ameican soldiers, but c refused to report others demanding ' recognition of Soviet Russia and lift- s ing of the blockade of Russia ports. P 'The committee refused to endorse re- " cognition of the "Soviet of any other 0 form of government in Russia until 0 the people of that country, by con stituent or other form of national as- s* semably, shall have established a truly e democratic form of government." Ih The denaite was said by veteran Ia- ~ bor leaders to have been the most bit ter they had ever heard. It followed i( rejection by the convention over the strenuous protest of the radical group of a proposal to change Americn La bor Day from the first Monday in Sep- B tember to, May I, "as a bond of affee- F tion to unite all the world of labor in , to universal brtutherhood." g Samuel Gompers, president of the e federation ledl the fight against the ii May Day resolution, asserting that. American Labor Day was "a (lay for American labor" and not a "political e e'vent," as it was in Europe. Numeror~s (delegates took part in thef debate on Bolshevism. Peter Bollen- ir batcher of the Pennsylvania State Fed- ~ eration of Lahor, pirotested against re- i j(eetion of his resolution which called for the lifting of the Rlussian block .ade, declaring he had offertd it on humanitarian grounds," to brintg about relief of women and children, to John P. Frey, of Cincinnati, delegate e oif moulders, and chairman of the comn al mittee, repliedl that organized labor ti was going to Insist on recall of all , American troops from lRussia, but that it could hardly favor sending food the're, for fear the Bolsheviki would M~ get it insteoad of the wiomnen and chil- ~ dren. a TRIK[RS [XP[CT CLIMAX IN 24 HOURS nion Telegraphers to Confer With Samuel Gompers WILL ABIDE BY DECISION Western Union Claims Business Is About Normal-Reported Pos tal Operators Returning Chicago, Ill., June 17.-The climax the nation wide strike of Commer al Telegraphers probably will be 'ached in twenty-four hours, union aders declared tonight after a con !rence at. general strike headquar rs here. A telegram was sent to Samuel Gom ers, president of the American Fed -ation of Labor, stating that the rikers would abide by decisions ,ached at ccnferences to be held by r. Gompers and other federation of :ers and representatives of the tele raphers union. At one of these con 'rences the question of placing the rike situation before President Wil n in a cablegram will be discussed. Officers of the Order of Railway elegralhers announced today that fty per cent of the Western Union's usiness had been affected by re isal of railroad operators to handle )mmercial business as a means\of elping the strikers in their fight for le right of collective oargaining. Say Business Normal This statement was refuted by offi ers of the Association of Western nion Employes who aeclared busi ess was "normal" that only slight convenience is caused by the action f railroad operators and that reports adicate the Postal Telegraph Com any strikers are returning to woik many towns. A attempt by the Association of 'estern Union Employes to have the rder of railway telegraphers rescind istructions for refusal to handle com icreial business was ended when the .tter organization charged the asso iation with being dominated by 'estern Union officials and charged iat it. was not a union body. Denounced by Officials. Replying the association officials de ounce( the attitude of the railroad legraph leaders and declared the disgruntled persons" directing the trike do not represent the Commer al Telegraph craft. Union oflicials said that in a num er of towns electrical workers parti ularly telephone operators, had gone n strike. In northern and central California is estima.ted 5,000 girl operators nd 1,000 male employes a're affected. hree thousand other employes are aid to be involved in a strike of ie telephone crafts in southern Cali 3rnia. Charles P. Ford, secretary of the iternation.l Brotherhood of Elcetri 1d Workers with headquarters at pringfield, Ill., said the California rikes were due to failure of tele bone company oflicials to comaply ith) Postmatster Ceneral Burleson's rder !ast Saturday granting the right collective bargaining. S. JT. Konenkam p, international pre (lent of the Comm tercial1 Telegraph s Union of A merica, claimed "iat bar bodies in .various parts of the muntry werec pledging support to the rikers andI that the number of men Ie wvas steadily increasing. D)IIGIHI,E TO CitOSS SEA Washington, .June 17--The giant rit ish dirigible Rl-34 will start from ngland some.t i'me next Friday andI ach Ilazelhurst. l~ong Island, the Ilowing Sunday, according to pres t plans as k:nown to British officialsq ~re. Army an'd navy air craft will be 'nt to sea to welcome the British fly and escort her to the mooring aces. Special radio communication bear g on weather condItIons are being at out for the pilots of R-34 to use planning their voyage end the sys mn will be 'gr--atly extenuded ap soon the start !s madle. Considerabl" concern is felt ovir the fety of the vessel at this stage since e giant gas bag is subject to many mngers on ni sag the groundl. An my detail of 1 .000 men wvill emard e grounds during all the period hen the ship is ftied there. Mr. T.- M. Mouron of thet Blank of aninince nnd T. M. Wella of the omne Jlnnk and Trust Coh., left yester.. Ly to attend the bankera associ-ition .Tvhen. AFTER JUNE 30 NO PERMITS ISSUED Assistant Attorney General Delivers Opinion in Reply to Inquiry Columbia, June 16.--No permits for alcoholic liquors in South Carolina must be issued after June 30, accord ing to an opinion issued this after noon by Morris C. Lumpkin, assistant Attorney General. The -opinion of MIr. Lunpkin is based on a pamphlet of instructions received by the inter nal revenue department in Washing ton. Mr. Lumpkin's opinion was given to J. C. Davis, judge of probate of Dillon County, who made inquiry if permits were to be issued after June 30, when the liquor ordered for medicinal purposes. Immediately Mr. Lumpkin took the matter up with D. C. Roper, commissioner of internal revenue. The opinion concludes: "An examination of the pamphlet referred to in the commissioner's let ter discloses no provisions whatever allowing an individual the priivleeg of securing any alcoholic liquors for me dicinal or other personal use. The commisisoner refers to this, and calls attention to the fact that to secure non-beevrage spirits or wines, a per mit must be obtained and a bond given, and in the case of wines for sacramental purposes, certain affida vits must be made. "You are, therefore, advised, that it is the opinion of this office that after June 30 the issuing of liquor permits should be discontinued, as it is be lieved that no delivery of such al coholic liquors can be made under the Federal law." U[LS STORY OF FRENCH MUTINY Socialist Tells Story in Chamber of Deputies SEAMEN HOIST RED FLAG Declare France Has no Right to Use Them in War Not Voted by Parliament Paris, June 13.-An account of the mutiny of seamen of the French Black Sea fleet at Odessa in April was told in the Chamber of Deputies last night by Deputy Emile Goulde, a Socialist During the trouble a red flag had run up on the battle ship France. On April 20, a zealous young offi cer orderel a machine gun tired against French soldiers and sailors fraternalizing with the Russians and several persons were killed and wounded. After negotiations, the de mands of the sailors were met and it was agreed that they should not be punished. "The signal to clear for action was given on the morning of April 19," the deputy said. "The men gathered in crowds on the deck and refused to disperse when ordered. Then from the Battleship France arose strains of the international revolutionary hymn. "The captain triedl to dliscuss the matter with the sailors, who appoint ed delegates to explain why the in ternationale had been sung. One of the delegates said: '"The war we are being forced to make against the Russians is uncon stitutional. The minister has not the right to use us for a war parliament has not vote'd.' "The captain informed the admiral in) 'omTmand of the situation. The men listened to the attempts of the admir al to parley. They were respectful in their attitude but. refused to obey his orders and insisted they should be returned to France'. The internation ale was again sung in the evening andl the sailors on other boats took upl the singing. "Thea red fhig was run up on Faste'r morning besides the t ri-color. TPhe work on the ships was carried out regularly and the officers had full )iberty. "When the men were going ashore on April 20 a young ensign, seeing the sailors and Fren'ch soldiers fra ternalizing with Rutssian men and placed himself in front of the men, stopping the firing. However, some were killed and wounded. "After four days of negotiattions the admiral granted the demandls of the delegates that theships should return to France and that no pun ishment should be enacted against the men after their return." No one wh-) obecrves the latest hathing Buits ecn doubt that the gov ('rnment roqu1Irmm'rts or economy in p naterhal has been enae1~. aaflloo' PERIOD Of WAITING NOW IN PEAC[ CIRCLES Mr. Wilson to Visit Belgium While Huns Consider Treaty TEUTON IS DISAPPOINTED Deep Pessimism and Resentment at Weimar Over Alleged Cruelty of Terms. A period of waiting has settled over the peace conference in Paris while the Germans at Weimar are at making up their minds whether to accept or reject the slightly amended treaty of peace handed them at Versailles Monday. While the Germans are discussing the situation President Wilson is to make his long promised visit to Bel gium, and David Lloyd-George, the British prime minister, will go over the Verdun battle field. Both Pres (lent Wilson and Mr. Lloyd-George are expected to return to Paris Friday and meanwhile it is anticipated that lit tle work will be done except by the various commissions upon which have been imposed the task of whipping into shape the questions unsettled be twecn the Allies and Austria-liun gary and other enemy countries. Accounts of the reception at Weim ar of the amended peace treaty and the coevring note written by Premier Clemenceau are to the effect that there was deep pessimism and resent ment over the alleged cruelty of the terms. A teelphonic message received at Weimar from Versailles shortly after the treaty and the note were placed in the hands of the Germans charac terized them as extraordinarily rough and overbearing and declared that the Germans had been granted smaller concessions than they had expected through the reading of unofficial fore casts of the terms of the treaty. At last accounts Berlin was in ig norance of the terms of the treaty, and although M. Clemenceau's note was being received it was unlikely that there would be delay in inform ing the public of the stand of the Al lies, owing to strike in the news paper officers. Unofficial reports vary as tco whether the Germans will or will not sign the treaty. A London dispatch quoting a message from Berlin says seven members of the German cabinet are in favor of signing, but that the other seevn are opposed to such ac tion. A Paris newspaper asserts that one of the German peace delegates declared before he left Versailles for Weimar that Germany would sign be cause it was realized (lire conse quences would follow refusal. Considerable resentment previals at Weimar by reason of the fact that the German delegation on leaving Ver sailles for Weimar was hooted by a crowd of hoodlum and two members of the delegation were struck by stones. Premier Clemeaceau has writ ten a letter of apology to the chief German plenipotentiary. The prefect. of the dlepartment and the police com mission have been dismissed. The council of five met Tluesday and conside(red the clauses in the Austrian peace treaty which have not b~een handed to the " ustrians. The Turkish dlelegation, which has arrievdl in France to discuss Turkish claims for mild treatment, was heard by the council of ten. The main plea of the Turks was that the Turkish empire be not dlismembered, the claim being put forth that the Turkish peo ple were not responsible for the coun try's entering into the war on the side of the Teutonic allies. Premier Clem enceau prom isedl to consider a memio randlum on the question which is to be presentedl by the Turkish grand ivzier andl lated to make reply to it. COU.NTEsS 'TO GO TO PRISlON Mtallowv, I reland, .1 une~ 17.--(ount I less Georgiana Markieviez, Sinn Ic;e leader andl the only womran muem be of the British Parliament, was sentene edyto four months' im).prison~imnt . orders in Cork, May 17..---The countess Iwas alleged to have iM-'ited teraldes. menrto bocott the police and to have patcpated in an un lawful husemb1I ly at (Cork. Countess Markievicz, the leadliny female figure of the Sinni Fein move ment, was arrestedl at Dublin last Fri day and taken to Co~rk under escort. She was release-I fron;. 'rison early this year afte-r having~ ben interned in May, 19118. Mrs. J. W. Moore and two sons are viriting at the home of Mr. J. S. Rideane