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VOL. XLII' MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7.192 Seto One---__---_
National Committeeman Nominated
by -Harding
Committee Takes Unfavorable Action
On Orangeburg Postmaster
Washington June 6.-Joseph W.
Tolbert, Repiblican national commit
teeman and State chairman for South
Carolina, was today nominated by
President Harding to be United States
nmarshal for the Western Federal Dis
'trict of South Carolina to succeed C.
J.' Lyon, the Democratic incumbent.
The nomination of J. W. Tolbert
suddenly followed the decision of the
President not to send to the Senate
the nomination of R. R. Tolbert, of
Abbeville, brother of the national
committeeman for the marshalship af
ter having R. R. Tolbert under serious
consideration for a number of weeks.
The White House evinedtnly decided
that confirmation would be too diffi
cult. Senators Smith and Dial said
this afternoon that they had not de
cided what they would do with re
gard to the Tolbert nomination but
.tney had asked the judiciarv coun
mittee to withhold action on it for a
At the same time the President
v as sending the nomination of Com
mitteeman Tolbert to the Senate,
the Senate committee on postofli'<.3
was taking unfavorable action on
pt the nomination of B. J. Mixcson to
be postmaster at Orangeburg, Mr.
Mixron has been understoo:d 'to be
the personal representative of' Tol
bert in that section, and has been
acting as postmaster for some time.
When Mr. Mixson was nominated
for postmaster, Senator Dial op
posed the nomination and charged
before the postoffice committee that
Mixson had on two separate occa
sions conveyed to Miss Singletary,
Democratic holdover postmaster at
Bowman, the suggestion that if she
would pay him a sum of money he
would see that she kept her office.
Two postoffice inspectors reported
that the facts were as Senator Dial
had stated and the committee today
voted to recommend the rejection
of the Mixson nomination.
In the civil service examination
which was held for the Orangeburg
postmastership, Dr. . A. C. Ligon, for
seven years the Democratic post-,
master was No. 1 on the list cer
tified and A. D. Webster for seven
teen years the Republican prede
cessor of Dr. Ligon as postmaster,
was No. 2. Mixson was third. Wheth
er there will be another civil serv
ice examination for the office or it
will be filled fro mthe present eli
gible list is not known.
White Plains, N. Y., June 6.-Dis
trict Attorney Weeks registered
satisfaction this afternoon when
Mrs. Walter S. Ward left the stand
after having been directed by Su
preme Court Justice Morchauser to
answer certain question. put to her
by the grand jury in connection
with its investigations of the shoot
ing of Clarence Peters by her hus
band May 15.
Although Mr. Weeks declined to
disclose what had taken place at
the examination, it was understood
that Mrs. Ward had been questioned
concerning the card party which
was alleged to have been held in her
home the night of the shooting.
'Earlier in'the day it was reportedJ
that she had declined to answer
questions as to what time her hus
band returned on that night and
how he looked. At a conference in
his chambers, Justice Morch auser
wvas niCderstoodl to have ruled that
while she might plead privilege if
she wvere questioned concerning
communication a passing between
. her and Mr. Ward as man and wife,
she would have to reply to queries
concerning conversations at which a
third person was present.
Very Much Pleased
'I am very much pleased,' but I
. can not say wvhat I have accom
plished," said Mr. Weeks at the
close of the session, when adjourn
ment was taken until Thursday.
It was learned from other sources,
however, that the county authori
ties regarded the court's ruling as
a material aid to the investigation
as it would permit questioning of
Mrs. Ward concerning events pre
ceding the shooting.
The day's recess, It was under
stood, would be utilized to permit
deotectives to check up on certain
phases of today's testimony.
Besides Mrs. Ward, seven wit
nesses were heard today. They in..
cluded two other members of the
Ward household--lulu Barrows, a
nurse and Amy Mild, the cook
but nothing could be ascertained as
Let's I
Washington, June 6.-Senator
Watson, Democrat, Georgia, re
newed in the Senate today his at
tacks on Secretary Hoover's. admin
istration of war relief organiza
tions and charged him with 'having
aided in efforts to overthrow Soviet
and restore the Czarist government
in Russia. He asserted that Mr.
Hoover had caused a shipping
board steamer, commanded by Capt.
James B. Martin, to transpor' a
cargo of military motor trucks nd
supplies from Bordeaux to thd
northern army in Russia to be used
in Gen. Yudenitch's offensive against
the Soviets.
The steamer, Mr. Watson said,
was loading for the United States
when the commander received a
message cancelling the return home
and ordering him to reload with
army supplies. To substantiate this
statement, he said he had what ap
peared to be photostatic copies of
the cables ordering the Russian
Referring to the recent White
House statement in defepse of Mr.
Hoover, Mr. Watson inquired why
the Secretary was above criticism.
He also reiterated the charge that
Mr. Hoover had not published de
tailed statements of the war relief
expenditures, and also that allega
tions that food- intended to go to
stricken people of Europe had
been permitted to decay on wharves
or in vessels through alleged lack
of proper administration.
Washington , June 6.-The Sen
ate postofflee committee failed
aj;ain today to take action on the
nominations of postmasters at Sa
vannah, Dixie and Tennille, Ga., op
pos it ion to whose confh- 'mation has
been made by Senat >r Watson,
dem~ocrat of that State. It was uin
dlerstood that ten days; was given
by the committee for presentation
of for'.hor evidence in the cases.
l'er.naal objection to the names,
Jack Curran, of Savannah, J1. B.
Crane, Dixid, aml L:.wson Pritchard,
Trenniile, was said to have been pre
aentedl again by Mr. Watson, but
nothing came from' behind the
closed dloors of the committee room
to indiate the sentiment of the
committee. Ordinarily, however
expression of personal opposition
by a Senator has been sufficient
to cause the rejection of any Presi
dential nominee.
The three appointments were in
volved in the recent controversy
between Mr. Watson and Senator
Phipps Republican, Colorado, a
member of the committee, which
culminated just outside of the Sen
ate chamber with a threat ,by the
Georgia Senator to employ physical
force in (ealing with Mr. Phipps.
The committee sesison today , how
ever, was said to have been devoid
of heated words.
- Raleigh, N. C., June 6.-Two ne
gro convicts were shot and killed
by stuards when they attempted to
escape from the Wake County road
camp about four miles north of the
city shortly before 10 o'clock to
[ave a June WE
No One Injured-Officials Have Been
Unable to Find Guilty
Columbia, June 6.-An attempt,
Arccording to statements by officials of
the Columbia Railway, Gas and Elec
tric Conipany, was made early this
morning to wreck one of the street
cars of the company by the placing
of a charge of dynamtie on the track.
One truck was broken and nearly all
the glasses on one side of the car
were shattered but no one was injur
ed. The detoifition was heard several
miles away.
According to the officials of the
company the Colonial Heights car,,
operated between that suburb and
the city, when it was making its
first trip this morning at 6:30
o'clock encountered a charge of dy
namite laid between the guard rail
and the main track on a curve just
north of the State Hospital for the
Insane. About a foot and one-half
of the track was torn up and one
of the wheels of the front truck was
shattered. Neither . the section of
track or parts of the shattered
wheel have been found officials
The car was operated by L. T.
York, motorman, and J. H. Eargle,
condu. . r, neither of whom was in
jured. There were no passengers on
the car as it was making itseinitial
outbound trip. About half a year
ago the regular employes, motermen
and r .ductors, of trie local trac
ton line went on a strike for re
newal of their previous contracts
which was refused by the company.
The ears were not operated for
about a month when outside car
men, with the exception of about
four of the local union men re
sumedi their operation. Two cars
were attacked which were operatedl
by officers of the company and
strikebreakers, resulting in the ar
rest of a number of union men and
their sympathizers who were put
under heavy bonds.
Since that time there has been
practically no disturbance and the
cars have been run on regular
schied ule.
Union men tonirght deny that any
o~' their nur. be; wvere inm'licated in
the attemnpLl weren of I!?a car to
day and st at' plainly that they are
not at all satisfiedl that a charge of
dynamrite to blow up a cur had been
p1Ced 'on the track..
Both county and city peace offi
cers have been working on the case
thioughiout today but they* had rnot,
so they claim, eben able to gather
a clue.
T1he alleged attempt at dynamit
ing has cau'sed no cessation in the
running of cars which have been
keeping their regular schedules
througohut the day.
For the past several mot: for
mer street car operators and others
have been driving "jitney cars,"
which have materially' affected the
patronage of the local traction
company, particularly among labor
union sponsors andl their sympa
Washington, June 6.--Submarine
chaser No. 201 has been sold to H. HI.
Dickson, of Charleston, for $2,100, it
was announced today by the Navy
OPYQRI6G-T *QZLi,'I; , s..trctti
Washington, June 6.-Attorney
General Daugherty announced to
clay the creation of a new division
of accounting-investigation of the
war frauds section-and the ap
pointment of James Cameron, of
New York, as its head. At the same
time the acceptance of a post as
special assistant to the Attorney
General by Meir Steinbreink of New
York, in connection with aviation
contracts, was also announced.
Meantime the special grand jury
now hedring the lumber case in
volving a contract made by the
War Deaprtment with the firm of
Phillips & Stephens, continued . its
deliberations under the usual
shroud of secrecy, John Lewis Phil
l-iph, Republican State chairman for
Georgia, is at present under $25,000
bail in connection with that case,
notwithstanding that no indictment
has yet been returned.
Mr. Cameron, according to the
department's announcement is "one
of the most prominent investiga
tors in the country in the field of
general accounting."
"le made a national reputation
in 1907 in the investigation of the
Pennsylvania State capitol frauds
at Hariisburg," the statement said,
"his reports forming the basis of
the criminal and civil actions subse
quently taken by the State and
upon which recoveries were made
of upwards of a million dollars. He
has made his reputation, almost
wholly in the field of fraud inves
tigations and will bring to the De
partment of Justice perhaps the
largest experienc of this special
line of work possessed by any pro
fessional accountant."
Macon , Ga., June 6.--Testimony
to the effect that the Willinghami
Warehouse Company paid si divi
dlendl of $10,000 in January, 1920,
wvhen its own hooks showedl the
company. to be0 insolvent by $700,
755.68 and that another entry as
far back as 1916 voting, an alleged
asset of $60,000 when the actnal fig
ur~es should have been a loss of
$65,000 for that year was brought
out today in the second (lay's trial
of Richard F. Willingham under
fourteen indictmnents, charging lar
ceny of trust.
Vancouver, B. C., June 6.--George
Carmack, reported dliscoverer of the
Klondike gold fields, is dead here
of pneumonia.
Ho was born in Contra Costa
County, California, September 4,
1860. Ho kept twenty-two nuggets
from the first two pans of gold he
washed on Bonanza Creek, in the
These nuggest were made into a
golden telegraph key, which was
presented to President Taft in 1900
and used by him in opening the
Alaska-Yukon Exposition in Seattle.
Seattle, Wash., June 6.--Judge
Richard A. Ballinger, who. was Sec
retary of the Interior during Presi
dent Taft's administration, died at
his home horo tonight. Hie had
been Ill for twoays.e
Court of Common Pleas convenes
in Manning on June 26th with Judge
John S. Wilson presiding.
The following are the jurors:
J. H. Dukes, Summerton
R. E. Hodge.Alcolu
T. M. Young, Manning
W. W. Brailsfoi-d, Jr. Manning
D. J. Witherspoon, Alcolu
J. J. Robinson, Turbeville
R. W. Wheeler, Sardinia
M. L. DuBose, Manning
J. W. Beard, Turbeville
J. T. Powell, Alcolu
W. G. Grooms, Manning
G. E. Green, Turbeville
E. M. Watt, Summerton
W. L. Burgess, Manning
J. E. Tennant, Manning
H. P. Mims, Lake City
D. C. DuBose, Gable
J. H. Hodge, Alcolu
E. N. Green, Turbeville
W. D. Flemming, New Zion
H. M. McIntosh, New Zion
T. M. Dukes, New Rion
D. P. Dukes, Turbeville
B. L. DuBose, New Zion
M. J. Davis, Jordan
W. P. Drose, Wilson
P. H. Belser, Summerton
B. B. Broadway, Summerton
M. S. Stukes, Manning
H. W. McFaddin, Gable
W. T. Snyder, Manning
S. E. Hodge, Manning
J. B. Brogdon, Alcolu
.J. D. Daniels, Alcolu
M. C. Ilodge, Alcolu
A. S. Thompson, Jordan.
We call attention to the card of
Hon. Julian H. Scarborough of Sum
merton, announcing his candidacy for
the Senate.
Dr. and Mrs. Herman -uggins and
son of Pomaria, are visiting at the
nome of their mother, Mrs. George
Married last Saturday by J. M.
Windham at his home in Manning,
Mr. Richard Abulla Bailey of Gable,
and Miss Macie Luella Resister of
Misses Minnie McFaddin, Fannie
Lou Sauls, Sarah Lesesne and Mrs.
Webb Sprott left Monday for Rock
Hill, to attend the graduating exer
cises of Winthrop. Miss Georgia
Sauls is one of the graduates.
Tomorrow th'e McColl high school
team will play Clayton, N. C., team
at Darlington, for the championship
of North and South Carolina. Thomp
son the wonder boy and undoubtedly
the greatest high school pitcher we
have ever seen will pitch for McCall.
And what we can learn Clayton has
an excellent team, in fact, they must
be good to win the championship of
the old North State. Darlington
prides herself on having the best
park in the State. George Stallings
owner of the Rochester International
team personally supervised the mak
ing of thic park a.id it is a'! th" Dar
lington pnc'ple claim. bet's all go to
Darlington toniorrow and boost
Thompson and the McColl team on
to victory. Keep the championship
in the Palmetto State.
Pr'king, .tune (.-Sun Yat Sen,
President of the Republic of South
Cl A. %i I ref ,i i , r . and
thus clen the way for Wu Pel
Fu's plan to reunite Ch'. ..! a u
one govern ment, accordling to ad
vices received from Canton. Sun
contends that the Canton adlminis
tration represents the only legal
government in China.
The head of the Southern Repub
lice has persuaded many members
of the original Republ~an Parlia
meat to remain at Canton, andl Wu
Pei-Fu in his role of director of
Plans to heal the rift between the
North and the South, now faces a
secondl split in the old1 Republican
Parliament unless he can establish
a new President at Peking wvithout
With many members o fthe o1(1
Parliament yielding to Sun's argu
meents to remain at Canton and ap
proximately 300 members assenm
1)10( at Tientsin, wvhere they recent
ly dleclaredl for Li Yuan Hung for
President, Wui Pci-Fu hurried to
Tientsin todlay to urge Li to pro
coed to Pek'ing and assume the
Wu is undlerstoodl to fear the pos
sibility of Sun calling together
members of the original Republican
Parliament who are in the South
and thus strengthening his con
tention that he is the only one
legally elected Chief Executive.
On the other hand, Li, who the
nilitarists forced out of the Presi
dlency in 1910, is saidl to have no
inclination to resume that office
unless ho can do so with a unitedl
country at his back and support
of the old parliamentarians now at
1N V. z
Prepared to Sart Operations in Few
Another Bill Introduced Calling on
Congress to Accept
The Offer
Detrott, June 6.'-Henry Ford is
prepared to begin work on the de
velopment of the Muscle Shoals wa
ter power and nitrate plants upon
a few hours' notice should his offer
to take over and operate the project
be accepted by Congress, it was
learned today from sources close to
the manufacturer.
Acceptance of his offer, it was
said, would be followed immediate
ly by the dispatch of telegrams to
various parts of the country that
would initiate the Detroit manu
facturer's plan to create an indus
trial center around -Muscle Shoals
that would be the "crowning achieve
ment of his career."
Asset to Public
Mr. Ford believes acceptance of
his proposal and' fruition of his
plans. will prove the worth of water
power and that an enterprise like
Muscle Shoals can be made to be
come an asset to the public rather
than a liability. The project, it was
pointed out, will, under Mr. Ford's
plans, have paid for itsdlf before
the lease expires.
\V. B. Mayo, chief engineer of the
Ford company, has returned to De
troit and M.r. Ford no longer is per
sonally represented at Washington
in connection with the shoals proj
ect. No plans have been made for
further negotiations with Congress,
it was stated, because Mr. Ford's
reply to the counter proposal of
the House ni.,;ary committee was
his final statement.
Another Bill Introduced
Washington, June 6.-(By the As
sociated Press).-Another bill call
ing upon Congress to accept with
out reservation the offer made by
Henry Ford 'or development of the
power and nitrate projects at Mus
cle Shoals, Ala., was introduced in
the Hour. today by Representative
Almon, Lemocrat, Alabama.
The only difference between Rep
resentative Almon's measure and
that introduced yesterday by Repre
sentative Wright, Democrat, Geor
gia, is that it provides that the $7,
500,000 authorized by the Senate for
continuing construction of the Wil
son dam shall be agreed to by the
House and used to carry out as far
as possible the provisions of the
Ford offer.
Darling ton, .June .-E ythigis
in readiness for the big game Thurs
day, when Clayton,, the North Caro
lina champions, battle with McColl,
':e Set:'h Caro'ina 'hampions, for the
high s hool championship of the two
Carolinas. 'Th. gi tee has been wide
ly advertised and the largest crowd
that ever attended an athletic contest
in this section of the State is expect
ed. The grounds have been put in ex
eellent shape. All places of busi
ness will he closed for the after
' Te Chyion m Will arrive in
I)arlington Wednesday at no- ., and
will work out on the field during
the afternoon. A crowd of rooters
will aceon ytnV the team in their
automobiles. (Chi ytonl has plaIyed
twenty games this seasoni, winm lg
nineteen of these. In the semi
linals they won from Raiileigh, Way.
ett eville and Gohdsboro. They de
fented WVinaston -Salem for the
chamapioeship at Chapel IT ill. Soule,
their pitching ace, has strtuck out
as many as twvenlty men in a' in te
innling ga me. While eaich teami is
to) furnish one nirie, no0 anl
niouncemeint has comne from Nor X th
CaXrolina as to their select ion.
Tralee, Ireland, June G.---t was
statedl today that wvhen the Ameri..
can steamler Seattle Spririt was held
up by a British torpedlo boat de'
stroyer four imiles wvest- of the
F'enit County Kerry pier' , a search
of the vesset revealed fort y-two)
barrels supposed to contain lard.
The barrels were consigned to the
order of the Manhattan Lard Comi
pany at Cork. It is dleclared that
when they were openied each barrel
was found to* contain 10000 rounds
of rifle and machinec gun ammuai
The torpedo boat dlestroyer, which
has been waiting three days out
side the bay, took the barrels
A dispatch fromi London on Mont
(lay quoted the press association as
saying in a message from Tralee
that the Seattle Spirit, which wvas
bound from New York for Fenit,
had been held up by a sloop and a.
large quantity of ammunition in
barrels seized. The dlispatch adldedl
that the Seattle Spirit wvas then
hbethed at FennIt'river.

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