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VOL. XXXIX MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 19119N.5
BY HEAYY RAINS
Train Service on Six Railroads Inde
finitely Suspended at Meri
WATERS HIGH IN GEORGIA
Three Persons Drowned Near Atlanta
as Waters Approach Record
Torrential rains in various sectiom
of the South tonight had broughi
many rivers to the flood stage and
caused heavy property damages ai
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
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
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
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
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.
Torn Lockwood, the florist-Mr.
Dick, Tom's pals-Albert Katzoff.
Horatio, the porter-B. B. Thomas.
Grace, an American beauty-Miss
iMary, Her girl friends-Miss Alice
Violet-Miss Rounette Hirschmann. I<
Miss Perkins-Miss Marguerite
Lushtisha, a colored maid-Miss
An unknown Woman, Flora-Miss
The girl in the basket-Miss Vir-.
'The husband-Master Pryor Legg. N
The wife-Elizabeth Singletary.
The mother-in-law -Sarah Ellen
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
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
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
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
t Act one-The Flower Shop. Act
two-The same. Between acts one and
I two, there will be an mtermission of .
e Musical numbers- Act one.
The Fashion Parade-ny the eight
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,
The Rosy Morn-By Mrs. S. Oliver
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.
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.
urther Sharp Cut in Use of Heat,
Light and Power by Stores, Of
fices and Non-Essential
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
The restrictions were announce
brough the railroad administration a
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
ALSO CRITICIZES LAIA,
Ipposes Underwriting of lRoads by
Government as Entrance Into
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
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
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
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
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.
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