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Pages ito 20MPagesA1ER 9O VOL. XXXIX MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 19119N.5 SOUTH INDUAT[D BY HEAYY RAINS Train Service on Six Railroads Inde finitely Suspended at Meri dian, Miss. WATERS HIGH IN GEORGIA Three Persons Drowned Near Atlanta as Waters Approach Record Heights Torrential rains in various sectiom of the South tonight had broughi many rivers to the flood stage and caused heavy property damages ai several points. A thousand persons were homeless and train service was indefinitely sus pended at Meridian, Miss., due to the overflow of small streams south o the city. One negro is reported tc have lost his life. The rainfall of 41 hours in the vicinity of Meridian to taled 10.10 inches. Street car service was interrupter in Mobile by the inability of storn sewers to convey the great volum of the rainfall. Train service on th Mobile and Ohio Railroad, betweei Enterprise and Quitman, Miss, was in terrupted by washouts. Flood warn ings were ordered for streams i Southwest Alabama. The hydro-electric plant of th Montgomery Light and Power Com pany at Tallassee, Ala., was put ou of commission by a broken diam, leav ing the city without lights or stree car service. Heavy damage was rc ported in the vicinity of Montgomer with railroad service impa'redl. Wr ter was rising in North Montgomer from the flooded Alabama river. High water on the Chattahooch river near Columbus, Ga., is said t have caused property damage with continued rise of the river predicted. Three Deaths Near Atlanta. Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 9.-Three person were drowned near here tonight, rai road tracks were under water, stree car service stopped on many loco lines and the city waterworks syt tem threatened as a result of thi heaviest rains in forty years. Mor than ten inches of rain has fallen het since Saturday, the weather bureau a nounced. Southern Railway tracks betwee here and Macon were washed out lai today and trains were being detourt over the Central of Georgia. Nort of here the Southern tracks were ri ported to be under water but not i such an extent as to stop traffi Trains were being operated on slo schedules, however, between Chatty nooga and Atlanta. The same cot ditions were said to apply to the Set board Air Line Railway tracks he tween Atlanta and Birmingham, at also on the Atlanta, Birmingham an Atlanta Railway tracks west of here The Chattahooche river, normal only a few feet deep, had reached stage of twenty-eight feet tonight at still rising. Three feet more, it wvi saidl, by the engineer at the city w terworks would flood the pumpir station andl hamper the city wvat supply. The three deaths from the flo< came late tonight wvhen Eutaw Cree ordlinarily a small stream, became raging flood andl undermindled tI foundation of a bridge six miles fro here. An automobile passing ov crashed through into the stream. D. Clements, of Atlanta, who recent enlisted in the army; Mrs. Inez Tfaz< hig, of Atlanta, and an unidlentifi wvoman were dlrownedl. Two other m in the machine wvere rescuedl. It w estimatedl tonight that the damage county roads around Atlanta amour edl to $50,000. GERMAN D)YE COMPANY INCREASE CAPIT! Berlin, Nov. 23.-The Analine D Corporation at a general conferen, has voted unanimously to increase capit alization from 33,000,000, mar tot 88,000,000 marks. The adlministration gave exhausti reasons for this move, citintg amo other things that the Baden Anali Soda Corporation had sutcceedled in r fecting synthtetic ammonia and tI there had been further dlevelopm( (luring the war in the creation of enormous plant for explosives Merseburg. It was stated that the c .ital invested in explosives now tot several hundred millions, but il mor than a -hillion marks ar need THE FLOWER SHOP School Auditorium, Wednesday Even ing, Deceriber 10th. at 8 O'clock Mr. Lockwood, the florist-Mr. Chovine Sprott. Torn Lockwood, the florist-Mr. Charles Hilliard. Dick, Tom's pals-Albert Katzoff. Harry-Earl Watkins. Horatio, the porter-B. B. Thomas. Grace, an American beauty-Miss Grace Nimmer. iMary, Her girl friends-Miss Alice Wilson. Violet-Miss Rounette Hirschmann. I< Miss Perkins-Miss Marguerite Duncan. Lushtisha, a colored maid-Miss Lucy Wilson. An unknown Woman, Flora-Miss Corinne Barfield. The girl in the basket-Miss Vir-. ginia Geiger. 'The husband-Master Pryor Legg. N The wife-Elizabeth Singletary. The mother-in-law -Sarah Ellen McKelvey. The neighbor- Elizabeth Orvin. The card girl- Virginia Orvin. f A voice-Mrs. S. Oliver Plowden. t Pansy -Miss Nina Sistrunk. Water Lily -Miss Cecil Clark. Aster-- Miss Irma McKelvey. Hydrangea -Mrs. R. E. Broadway. Chrysanthemum- Miss Emily Geig- c i er. Geranium -Miss Addie Weinberg. Wistaria --Miss Katherine Aranat. Nasturtium -Miss Tora Bagnal. f oses-Misses Sarah Lesesne, Alice t Clark, Frances Dixon, Lula Rigby _ Lily Emma Sprott, Myrtle IIigginbo tham, Mildred Smith and Mary Ham ~ lin. 1 Chinese Girls-Misses Emily Geiger Hattie Breedin, Mary Sue Wilson, Mary Rigby, Frances Ilarvin, Virginia a Geiger, Lynn DuRant, Frances Brown - andl Janie Keels. t Butterflies -Virginia Broadway, _ Leila O'Bryan, (;ulelma Belser, and Frances Marian Moyer. Ivy Vines-Messrs. IIorton Rigby,t - Burgess Sprott, Willie Bradley, I Charlie Davis, Jack Gerald, Brownie _ Bagnal, Waucland Davis and Isaac Bagnal. Carnations --Rosalie Weinberg, Laura Peevy, Cornelia Sprott and e Cooper Belle Dixon. Black-eyed Susans-Francen Davis Christine Patrick, Marian Bradham n arl Vivian Katzoff. Morning Glories-Frances McEI veen, Marie Nimmer, Virginia Will iams and Agnes June. . Daisies--Doris Coffey, Florence s Daivis., Wilmer Bradham and Nell - Hamlin. t Act one-The Flower Shop. Act two-The same. Between acts one and I two, there will be an mtermission of . ten minutes. e Musical numbers- Act one. The Fashion Parade-ny the eight show girls. e The Heart of a Rose--fly Tom. n The Dance of The Flower Baskets By Carnations, Black-eyed Susans, Morning Glories and Daisies. n here's A Ros" For You-By Grace e and the eight show Girls. c1 Honeymoon-By Dick, Violet, the h eight show Girls and Ivy Vines, Act Two. The Rosy Morn-By Mrs. S. Oliver 0 Plowden. Lovetime In Picardy-By Mary, 'he , ight Roses and Butterflies. Can You Imagine ?-By Tom, the Husband, the Wife, the oMther-in-law '- and the neigh'oor. .. Jazzin' The Blues Away-Ry IIora tio. Lushtishi and the eight beaux and bolles of coontown. In China-By Misses Emily Geiger :1 a'l the Chinese G's. DECLARES GOMPEltS JOINEI) RAlDICAlLS Washington, Dec. 8.--Anti-strike siprovisions of the Cummins railroad bill afford the ''time andl opoprtunity" to gmake the final test of the issue be Atween the government andI organizedl labor, Senator Myers, D~emocrat, Mon id tana, dleclaredl today in the Senate. Labor seeks power and( adlvantage, a apparently with no thought of the Ccommar welfare, he dleclared, and the i coal nminers ''openly dlefiedl an injunc Stio nissued from a high federal court.' -T Afirming his belief that Samuel IY Gompers, president of the American IFederation of Labor, was unable to ' tern the tide of radlicalism in the arnsof A merican labor, the Senator "charged the labor leader had joined to hands with radlical elements in the t- steel strike. A national railroad strike that con tinuedl two weeks would cause the dleath of five to ten million persons, L Senator Myers said, supporting the anti-3trike elmuse of the Cummins hil1l ye When the roads wvere losing a million ~e, dollars a (lay ,he added, the rail road ts brotherhtoods took advantage of the ks sitnation to demand increased pay and support of the Plumb plan of railroad ye ownership, which he denounced as "a ng form of Sovietism." Mr. Gompers, ne speaking before a Senate committee, er had asserted that if anti-strike pro.. at 'visions of the railroad bill were enact ntl ed workers would not obey them, the an Senator saidl, and add~ed: at "I favor taking upl that challenge. ap If the federal government cannot tri dls umnph in this battle against the inner intl government, constitutional rule in this a(l rcnunty is rlrand. VATION MU COAL LK urther Sharp Cut in Use of Heat, Light and Power by Stores, Of fices and Non-Essential Manufacturing Plants FEW EXCEPTIONS ALLOWED [any Industrial Establishments Ar< Required to Reduce Operating Time to Three Days Per Week Electric Railway Service Will Ik Reduced to Minimum. Washington, D. C. Dec. 8.--Viewing tith alarm the steadily dwindling ituminous coal supply due to th iners' strike, Fuel Administrato arfielkl, by an order tonight, restore( or the entire nation most of the dras ice restrictions on lighting and heat ng, which were in effect during the oal shortage of 1917-18. The limitations which are appli able to consumers of bituminous cor nd coke, were made effective tonigh vith issuance of the order and are h e enforced by the railroad adminis ration. Consumers of anthracite coa as and other fuels are not affecte, y the order. All street lighting, other than tha ecessary for the safety of the public oust be curtailed and stores, offi1 uildings and industrial plants, witi few exceptions, are put on a reduce, at'on as to both lighting and heatini, Another of the restrictions prov: ide hat all manufacturing plants, excel hose engaged in the making of neces ary products, shaill reduce their or rations not to exceed three days i my one week. Electric railways ar equired under the fuel administrator order to reduce schedules to minimur equirements and no heat shall be prc ided in electric cars during the rus lours. The restrictions were announce brough the railroad administration a ollows: No ornamental lights, white way >r other unnecessary street lights out inc lighting, electric signs or ilium fated billboards, show windows c ;howcase lights are to be onerate( l'his does not affect street lightin lecessary for the safety of the public No cabaret, dance halls, pool hall c )owling alley shall he permitted I Ise light except between 7 p. m. an 11 p. m. Stores, including retail stores, hi xcepting stores selling food, anr warehouses must not use light (excel ,afety lierhts) except for six hours pc lay. Manufacturing plants shall be a owed to use a light only during tI time prescribed for the use of power Drug stores and restaurants mr remain open according to prese i-hed ules, but must reduce lightir one-h'lf. General and oflice lights must i .t e*Y rot later than .1 p. m. in o flee buildings, except necessary fs eral, state and municipal offices, nl except where office operation of vit indlustries is onvolved. D~airies, refrigerator plants, bake ies, plants for the manufacture of ne essar'y medicinal products wat works, sewerage plants, plrinti' phiants for the pri ntinmg of newspa no only, battery charginr out f~ts in eo reetion wvith planits producting light., power for telephone, telegraph or pm he o uilIity companies are ex' niptedI. Only enough heat may be used offices, stores, warehouses andm man facturing plants to keep the avera temra iuture at (18 degrees Famrenh< and then only during the hours f which light is permitted. Durii othe'r hours only enough heat is to used to prevent freezing of wamt pines or sprinklem systems. In manu factutring plant s or plan comning undler power' eurta ilmnent rumI heat (to G8 degrees Fahrenheit) w he allotved only dluring that time pi scribed for use of power. No ma nufactoring plant or facto shall be furn ished bi tuimnoos coal coke, or heat, light powemr frc bituminous coal or coke furnished or throngh the Ulnitedl States fuela main istrat ion for operation in exce of three (lays a week on the basis prmesenlt working hours. Tlhe ec tions ar~e dairies, refrigerating plan1m bakeries, plants for the manufactu of necssary food prodlucts, of nect sary mediciil products, water wvorl sewverage plants, printing lalnts I the printing of newspapers only, hi ter ycharging outfits in connecti with plants producing light or pon~ for telephone, telegraph or pub utility companies. ST SAVE TEST ORDER Elevator service must be curtailed as much as possible in accordance with above regulations on use of heat, light or power. Electric railways shall reduce sched ules to minimum requirements of serv ice under revised hours of heating, lighting and power as herein provided. No heat shall he provided on elec tric cars during rush hours and heat ing during non-rush hours shall be curtailed as much as possible. Electric railways and manufactur ing plants, stores and offices are re quired to cooperate in arranging, within the provisions of the order, schedules, days and hours of work to permit the maximum utilization of transportation equipment. Many of the restrictions contained in the order have been in force in some States some (lays, having been placed in effect by regional coal coml mittees and State authorities. The order issued tonight, which will affect more persons than any coal rationing measure taken since the strike began more than five weeks ago, will make itself felt, however, in every comm' unity in the nation. Issuance of the order, officials ex plained, did not mean that hope of set tling the strike, possible tomorrow at 1 Indianapolis, had been given up, but restrictions were necessary as a pre cautionary measure. This was ex plained by )r. Garfield in the follow ing portion of his announcement of the order: "A careful survey of the coal situa tion indicates that even if there is r s prompt settlement of the coal strike a it will take some time to adjust thi country t) a normal basis and that therefore certain restrictions will hav to be placed on the consumption o bituminous coal and of light, heat ant S power derived therefrom, so that ur gent domestic needs may be care for, the necessity foodstuffs produce( and really essential light, power an< haet supplied. Already in many part of the country restrictions as to tl . use of coal and coke for lighting an heating purposes and for the pr"o,,, lion of electricity and power for suel purposes have been adopted. Regula tions were tonight issued to make suel i.;trictions uniform over the coon (-y and thus aid in the conservation o coal." Although the announcement issue >" Administrator Garfield did no make it clear, it was presum ied tha . the restrictions would not he enforec 1for industries and husiness place which have suflicient coal on ham v When the first rationing measure 1t were taken, Dr. Garfield said the limitations would not he placed o consumers having a suflicient .uppl of coal. Aecordingly the rest iut ion will be applied only to the designate consumers dependent on the railroa (1 administration tIistributory system t( al their supply. - - r- I NSThANTLYi huh l..S HIIEON yWal terhoio, D~etemb er t.-W. AMellanus, captain (of the chaingan rs shot and instantly killedl Adolph a.. Bedon Saturtday n igh t at :a negro ret >r~ Iaurcant in town. Sheri ff 1Polge-tt w b.- sent for by julr. McMa nous whlo su ieiiteretd andt wats plaictd in ja in~ where he is still i ncarceratetd. ffic a. wuill lie matte tto sttcure bail. .ludetl .t .Jas. l. Purifoy havinig airid i -it town. rir Thle story tif the shoot intg as hi as can he ga there I is tha~rt Mr. M. & Mainus arid four tither young men,I ir P. HIiers, Legare Hiiry, Hotily Fox ar Klein Hterndonti hail tonmc toi town in ts tuckfro the chainigang ciamp whit Isi oae just otideiti the town limiit ill 'lTey started toit abouet 9 oi'cloctk. at e- p~assed( the Raehel Marit in test imr:a Iwhich wuas open. Tt was suggest< ry that they get stome bitttleud soft drii orn antd Mr. McManuts went insitde to i mthe dlriinks. Uponi asking for thr d.. (iut andt that thety coutltd not stll an: ss tg after 9 ii'tcltitk. l M anius sa oif somnething about I th gtivernmetnt Pt p- imitt inig the burnting of lights i<. Ls, daniniig, at player piano was goir re anrd several couples tdanicing, andl ni '-t- the sale oif tdrinks. Flie( starite cut 1 at, whein thle negro accostedl himi, it or aill(ee1, andt cutrsedl at.t him thrt eateu it- ing to cut him with a knife which on had open ini his hand. McManus pull er Itis pistol and~ fired, the biullet pier lic ing' the heart and the negro fall in (deadt just inside the doocr. BOARD SUBMiTS ITS BUILDING PROGRAM Washington, Dec. 9.-Recommenda tions of the navy general board for the building program for 1921 include two battleships, one battle cruiser, S ten scout cruisers, five destroyer "flo tilla leaders" and six submarines. "The navy of the United States should ultimately be equal to the most powerful maintained by any other na- C tion of the world," not later than 1925 the report adds. The statement of policy as to the ultimate strength of the navy and thy; time when it should be achieved is a n reiteration of the board's position is t carried in its report to Secretary Dan iels each year since 1915. Contrary to this custom for the last . fewv years, Mr. Dani els did not make I public the board's recommendations when his own annual report was re leased, although it was attached to that document as it went to the Pres ident. Mr. Daniels did not himself i' recommend any building program, withholding this for later presenta- t tion. In its recommendations, made pub lie today at the department, the gen eral hoard urged a policy of naval expansion that wil guarantee protee-I tion of coast lines and the rapidly expanding merchant marine against any naval power in the world. Such protection, the board declared, can be had only by increasing American sea I power to a point where it is "second to none," and maintaining it at that level. The board further asesrted that the war having demonstrated that posses ;ion of a fleet powerful enough to pro tect its sea-borne commerce is vital to any nation in time of hostilities, the maintenance of such a navy by the United States would be "a great preventative of war, for no nation would likely provoke hostilities when her own commerce would thereby be imperiled." The necessary future strength o fthe American navy, there fore, must depend. the bo'ard sail, upon the naval strength of the "pow ers in a por ition to chaleinge our legitimate commercial expansion upon the high seas." Declaring the greatest. naval lesson of the war was the immense advan Cage of uniformity in speed and arma ment of first. line ships, the board as sorted it already was evident tha first line ships of the America nnavy must hive heavier armament than the 12-inch guns of the first dread naughts. These ships, the hoard said, were rapidly assuming the samt re lationship to the navy's superdread naughts that. the older hattleships hear to the first dreadnaughts t.he Ielves, with the time approliaching 1 when they can no lotgier he e0msid ered as effective first line shits. l'h hGerman fleet, the board declared ins r this connection, was hande'aped and (not strengt.hen'i y the presence of Pre- dr eadnaugh t s of slower speed a'nl liehter ar'allment in the battle of dut land, hecanse they reduced "the me~~t oeuVerinig and fight iig powers of the tire force." IEmphasliinglJ the defticiencyl of the (f ten1 of the-e ships. et(terihnvau of such eraftt to' theI Briti:h 1(iertir ing: the war aind declared themo to( be ,ssent iail to "anyv wvel balanted iavy"'~ ships of the supIr-de'strFoyer type, ft' Shoardil emphasdiiized the< ui5'fuilness ' ~'stroyer operaitionsI. As~ a manis of aljlyiml1 andl developuing t hi lessons -(If six: typ'e ori pilot subwmairses ratherC - flain a large buiildIigP proIgrami inl pr(e ('nt types. One dlestroyer and' (neiltb FIhor t he de(velopmllent an I (1onst ruct Ion Iot' alircraft duini . ptih year, the hoa'! 1000,00'J withI S4',(000(.00 to lbe used forl Greehnv'ifle, Dec. 9. Victor-Mon e. hiain (commoin featured the local cot ton i ll st (ock iiarke't today, when it ad1 vac \iedl 16 poIints, from 28'2 to 2.38, andl r' was hard1 toI obltainl at that fiuture. lFi ttur 110(1ei lries sold1 at. several poinS t above the markiet. Wood~iside. 'onnOn~l it rose1 from :t30 to :ti0 today, an adlvanIe is oIf 10 points; TSoxaway gaIned 2 poli'nte to II ., and1( T'oe adlvainced( 5 pois, to1 ~e :327. Ofther (quotationis of the day fol. ' low: Watts 21 pfd., 128 1-2; A nder -son comlmonl, 1 66; Watts c'11oio, 102 Union--Buffalo 2d pfd., 7G 1-2, an:l Mount. Vernon..Woodhury. 57 1 -2. IAL FINDS FAULT WITH RAhROAD BILL ays Some of Provisions Are "Dreams and Illusions." ALSO CRITICIZES LAIA, Ipposes Underwriting of lRoads by Government as Entrance Into Pa ternalisn Washington, Dec. 9.--Given a re (!wed opoprtuniity by restoration of he measure to the committee of that :hole, Senate critics of the Cummains ailroad bill today launched a new nid heated attack on various provis ,ns of the legislation designed to meet onditions incident to the forth.om rig return of the railroad propert ies. Senator La Follett e, Republican. of Visconsin, and Senator Dial, Demo rat, of South Ci rolina, led the re ewed attack, and their discussion of he hill occupied virtually the entire ission . The result at the adjournment was hat the measure was no nearer pass ge. Leaders, however, expressed lope tonight that a final vote would >e reached before the end of the reek. Before Holiday Recess DIuring the (ICate today Republican enders of the Senate and Ihouse con erred regarding holiday recess plans, Ind leaders of the lower branch were issured that there is every prospect f having the railrtoad legislation sent. o conference before the holiday re 'ess, planned to begin December 20. final enactment, of the legislation is lot probable, the leaders agreed until ifter Congress reconvenes next month onfidence was expressed by the con erees, however, that Presiednt Wilson vould await enactment of the legisla ion in January before turning back the properties. Director General Mlines has com pleted his report to President Wilson :n his recent conference with Chair men Cummins and Esch, of the Senate and Ilouse committees, respectively. There was no intimation of the infor mation contained in the report. l.a F ollette Against Return In his atack on the hill Senator La Follette opposed immediate return of the railroads to private ownership as impiacticable, urged a live-year exten sion of govern ment control and charged that the penldiing ;measure was virtually for the henefit of the rail roads. The Senate tmtrrow is eC'pected to reach an :mo'e:nlmcint intriuc'ed late t'lay hv Sena.tir \ly ers, Ilemocrat, of \loitanaii, elimin iuatir. ;' l muirvisuils au h riing two emii y; 11\'(, au-I woi rep r'(.'=-ntatives of the ul'liu ' t(i be imem heri of the boarls of dilrectrs of each T ri ra bii'iit hill w\:s 11ppo(1:ed( in the Sein:te tiiy Iy Senatori liial, )eomo erat , of South ('arolina, w\"ho, charinae tei.ed some of its provisionsi as "drevaIrs andt illusion:, and alsu im1 p.acticabile. Il- fiuin i. u.lt . , .ial ly wvi th the plan fori 'pceifyingr a re turn iif 5 1 -4 per cint. uon th invesit ernmt of th r amliii lrowl jelurith ~ ofit th tis iouniry. Such :m lano meali. thlit \Vointry's~ eulniran ic i i int ipi(I al sm, Vca u Sen I at lia! whio'. uai s be fnt'.' -cnstitu tal ity o jthe- it vision.' ihould tis he don hu Ii eclaredn ith goh' ifrunaniintwH he ihone buaundlii'~ heaterti to kiepmi fuinte regh rt io lasto makIhie s a\i- riiutarn~ psii theliis n'tiest i 1thio Ias li sau fractorno'd ingf a nspetatin boad in ak Rpe bogh y Senaltor 1 ial who Log, firstl of the vadioualtmyn.