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V O XJ X L I * - M A N N IN G , S . C ,, W E D N E S D A Y ' D E C E M B E R 20, 1922
n Armed With Sawed Off Shotguns
Make Rich Haul at' Branch of
Iansas City Federal Reserve and
Escape Despite Shots From The
"Awfully Kind" Cashier
" Los Angeles, Dec. 18.-The South
.westerni States bank was robbed of
$1,000 today by. a young man with
his hand drapped in a bandage who
walked into the bank.
z'' He presented a check for $1,000
.'nd a letter to B. R. Brundage, the
"You are looking into the barrel
of a revolver in this bandage," said
the letter. . "I want you to o. k.
this check; go to the paying teller
with me and get the money."
'Mr; Brundage stepped with the
man to the paying teller and di
rected him to cash the check, which
'he did.
"I Want you to go with me," the
en told Mr. Brundage, and
he walked the latter a block down
the skeet, passing three policemen
who stood chatting on the corner.
"You may go now," - said the ban
t dit, "and thank you, you've 'been
awfully kind." With that he dis
appeared around r corner.
Ignor. .e is Bliss
Los Angeles, Dec. 18.-The Wal
nut State bank at Walnut park, a
suburb, - was robbed late today by
three masked men who escaped with
between $2,000 and $3,000 in cur
rency. 'Io of the men pointed
revolvers at the tellers while the
'third piclend up the money. The
'# bandits escaped in an automobile.
Stockholders of the bank were meet
' ing in a back room of the building
at the time, but knew nothing of
the robbery.
Denver, Col., Dec. 18.-Masked ban
dits, armed with Rawed-off shotguns
and without regard for~ human life,
today fatally wounded Charles Linton,
guard of the Denver branch of the
Kansas City Federal Reserve bank,
stole $200,000 in currency of $5 de
nomination at the doorstep of the gov
4 efiment mint, and escaped. The rob
bery 'occupied less thafl a minute's
time. Tonight every highway in the
state is guarded and police and federal
authorities have dispatched armed
squads in pursuit of an automobile
occupied by seven men, who were seen
speeding northward shortly after the
robbery. One of the occupants was
bleeding profusely, according to the
The robbery occurred while the
money was being transferred from the
mi"t to a federal reserve delivery
tri k. Fifty packages of currency of
$4,000 each was seized by the robbers.
Witnesses differ as- to the number of
men participating in the holdup.
Denver police unhesitatingly declare
the holdup was the laigest and the
most sensational ever executed in Col
With sawed off ...,otguns, two of the
bandits bombarded the front door of
the mint as they leaped from their
Many Shots Fired
Fifty government employees sum
moned by no alarm bell seized shot
guns and rushed t4, the doors or win
dows of the mint shooting at the hold
up men, who returned the fire and at
the same time calmly proceeded to
load the 50 packages of currency into
their own car.
The four members of the federal
reserve bank crew employed in the
transfer of the funds, J. E. Olson,
cashier; C. T. Linton, J. Addams and
William Havener, had just left the
entrance of the mint and were wvalk
ing toward their machine standing
near the curbing when another car
containing the bandits drove up along
side the wire inclosed truck.
According to witnesses two or three
men carrying guns leaped from the
ee cr .and with a shout of "hands up"
opened lire on the reserve bank cm
Guards of the mint and other In
side employees then rushed out upon
the steps of the government building
to shoot at the robbers.
Linton, according to the police, at
temptedl to throw the money into the
grilled back compartment of the re
serve truck at the holdup's command
and he wvas' shot by the leader of the
bandits. Linton was later removed to
the county hospital. Where lhe died
without regaining consciousness.
Employees and government guards
employed at the mint were afraid to
shoot freely at the bandits for fear
the ymight kill members of the re
serve bank ciaw.
Their work of transferring the cur
rency which they had. taken from the
guards to their own car coqipleted,
the bandits reentered their automobile
amid a rain of bullets from guards In
the second stor yof the mint and sped
toward the civic center..
As the carg athered Impetus the
leader .of the highwaymen, standing
on the running board, turned toward
the government building as though to
fire a final volley at the guards.. As
he did so, Peter Kiedinger, uf guard
who was on duty at the main en
trance, fired with a rifle at the bandit,
who was aeon to crumple up on the
running board and pulled inside the
ear by the driver. Kledlinger is pesl
tive he wounded the fugitive.
Property of Bank
The money was the property of the
Denver .ederal Reserve bankc, the
(Continued on page Five)
P Miss Ruth Kyzer camie . Tuesday
riom .Anderson ColJege to' spend the
Xmas vacation with her parehts, Rev.
and Mrs. M. J. Kyzer.
Mrs. W. R. McLeod has called to
Charleston latter part of the week on
account of the serious illness of her
sister, Mrs. Howell Jones.
Rev. Morris, the newly appointed
pastor to the Pinewood charge will
not arrive until some.time during this
week,' The morning appointment here
on Sunday was filled by Rev. H. L.
1CCoy, presiding elder of Summer
ter district. He preached a , great
sermon and much tQ the pleasure.and
instruction of everybody in the con
gregation. He si a thoroly consecrat
ed man, and preaches with great pow
er. The entire- district is rejoicing
over his return, and feels that the
district will "go" under his supervis
The graded school will close on
Wednesday for the holidays to be ad
journed two weeks. Home Branch
school will be in session through Fri
day. .They will also enjoy a two
weeks holiday.
Mr. R. T. Touchberry and family
left Saturday for Florence, where they
will reside permanently.
Mr. W. P. Herlong of Florence
speout a few (lays of this week with
his family here.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Pritchard of
Spartanburg will come latter part of
this wee to enjoy the holiday period
with her home folks, Mr. and Mrs. M.
B. Corbett.
Miss Una Broadway who has been
in the employ of the Sumter Dry
Goods Co. is at home for a short
while, oe for the between seasons.
Mr. Morgan Ridgill expects to leave
immediately after Xmas to a farm
above Sumter. The place being made
vacant here will be farmed by Mr. H.
J. Tisdale.
Rev. C. B. Smith of Ashepoo has
been visiting his daughter, Mrs. Jesse
Those expected home this week for
the holidays are: Misses Pearl Broad
way of Green Sea Lucile Geddings,
'from Columbia College, Ica Geddings,
from Hemmingway, and Herbert
Kyzer from Furman University. Miss!
Eimma Brown from Charleston.
Washington, Dec. 18.-Dh. T. H.
Scott, acting director of the veterans'
bureau: late today issued. instructions
cancelling the order for the im
mediate removal of patients from the
government hospital at oFrt McI-enry
and the closing of that post. He
acted upon protests field by the Am-r
ican Legion and the disabled Am'-.
can veterans, who objected to the
soldier patients being distu~bed dur
ing the Christmas holiday. It was
understood the removal of the pa
tients and equipment to- other and
permanent institutions would be mane
early in the rew year.
Washington, Dec. 19.-Colorful
stories of the privations and per
secutions suffered by Christians in
Turkey were told before the House
immigration committee today in
support of the White Bill propos
ing to admit certain cmisses of r.ear
East refugees into the United Sta tes.
One of those who testi'lied was
Eliza Shakinian, herself a refugee
whose flight was stopped at Ellis
Island. Released on bond by the
immigration authorities, she came
to Washington and, between sobs, re
lated how she had been carried into
captivity by the Turks, how her near
relatives all had been killed one by
one, andi how she had made her way
to America only to find the dloor clos
ed1 in her face.
-Hlorton Favors Bill
George Horton, who was Ameri
can consul at Smyrna during the re
cent Greco-Turkish hostilities in that
region, corroborated many of the as
sertions made by other witnesses re
garding the tribulations of the Chris
tian mmnorities in Turkey. lie said he
was speaking wholly for himself and
not as a representative of the State
Department but could not refrain from
saying a wvord for those who had
suffered so patiently in the Near
East. When one committee mem
ber suggested that the refugee's
had occupied a -district 'fertile in
natural resources andl should be
sent back there to work out their
own salvation, Mr. Horton replied:
"For God's sake don't do that.
You would be sendling them to their
Representatives of the Near East
relief, the Federal Council of Churches
the Y. M. C. A. and the Young Wo
men's Christian Association, were
among others who appeared to ask
for passage of the bill which wouldl
admit only near relatives of American
citizens among the refugees and
whose provisions would extend only
until June 0, 124.
Charleston Dec. 19.-Vice Presi
(lent Coolidge will be the principal
-speaker here tonight at the annual
England society dinner. He arrived
this morning and spoke at the Char
leston College and orphan home and
then toured the city and harbor.
Turkey refuses to place a limit on
her army which is the limit.
The *Manning Library will not be
opened noxt Saturday, December 23.
Library memberg please take notice
of thin.
'NI '-AU)
(By Jean.)
Miss Hazel Hanna, of Cades, who
has been visiting her sister, Mrs. A.
A. Ridgeway, has returned home.
Mr. David Plowden of Greenville,
spent last week-end with relatives
Mrs. H. C. Mpllette, who has been
at the bedside of her father for the
past few weeks returned to her home
in Columbia, last Wednesday.
Miss Caro Thompson is spending a
while with friends in Summerville.
Mrs. Morgan Sprott, who has been
visiting relatives in Winston-Salem,
N. C., returned home last week.
We are glad to report that May
nard, Jr., the infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. M. J. Davis is better after a
few (lays illness.
Mr. Robert Plowden who has been
ill at his home near here for the part
several weeks is slowly convales-:ing
and his many friends wish him a
speedy recovery.
Master Hawley Rawlinson who has
been confined to his bed for several
days is able to be out again.
The Jordan school closed its doors
for the Christmas holidays last' Tues
day and will open again on January
3rd, 1923.
Quite an enjoyable affair was the
entertainment given last Friday night
by the members of the Jordan Ep
worth League for the members of the
Manning League. Games were played
until supper was ready. A delightful
cat-fish stew was served by the ydur.g
ladies of the Jordan League, who de
serve much credit and praise for their
untiring efforts in making the occa
sion one long to be remembered by
all present.
The' pupils of the Manning Public
Schools issuedl the first number of
"The Sparkler" this week. It is a
bright newsy little paper of eight
pages, brimming with school news of
the very best kind. The aim of the
school is to issue the paper quarterly
this ternm andl every month (luring
the ternm of 1923-24. The merchants
of Manning have helped pay the cost
of 'printing by using the advertising
columns generally. We wish "The
Sparkler" much success.
Last F"ridlay morning Bill Dowdy, a
prosperous colored farmer living near
Davis Cross Roads, came to Manning,
very likely to buy Santa Claus. When
he reached town he was joined by a
darkey, who turned out to be a
"slicker." This crook helped Bill take
his mule out, and then asked him if
he had any change, Bill thinking the
fellow wvas a goodl honest "gem-man"
he told him he (lid. Whereupon the
grook said he was working for a gov
ernment man who hadl his office over
the Bank of Manning, and his boss
had a hundred (dollar bill, but lhe could
not pay him until ho got the hundred
changed, and If he "Bill," would let
him have a hundred dollars in change
to take to his boss he would give him
five dclFrs for his trouble. Bill fell
for the trick, shucked out the hund
red. The negro went off, and in a few
nminutes returned, tollinig Bill his boss
had gone off and would not be back
until the next morning, and for him
to come back Saturday mor-ning and
he would give him his money. Bill
seeing where he was some financier,
andl was about to realize five dlollars
interest, went home without money
or Santa Claus. He returned Satur
(lay, but to his chagrin and surprise,
the fellow had (departed and 13111 is
out a perfectly good hundred and in
terest. - There is no government of
fice over the Bank of Manning.
.atest Of Them Al
-\ ms4
Quit Death House Yesterday After.
Twenty Mlonths
Only *Those With Definite D~ay Set to t
Ile Kept 'There Hereafter
New Planr
Edumund D. Bigham, the Pamnplico
man who has been in the denth house
at the penitentiary for 20 months, was I
removed to the main cell building, t
where he will remain until disposal of
his appeal to the supreme court.
his :.pepal to the supreme court.
Hereafter no prisoners under death i
sentence except those who have a
definit,, execution date set, will be kept
in the dea th house, Col. A. K. Sanders,
s i~terintendent of the prison, an- t
nounced. Bradford Boyd, Richland
county negro, and Otto Sullivan,
Greenville negro, will be removedi
from the death hous: this morning to 1
the main cell building. Orders for I
their removal were issued yesterday.
Frank M. Jeffords will be the only
occupo mt of th - house after the two
negroes ::re removed. Jeffords is sen-r
tenced to die Friday.
Bighami has been an occupant of
the death house since April, 1921, and
was very much pleased to be removed
to the cell building. In this building 1
cOnlyidose Wuingth lle ay et ngt
hewll e lked up' thereafte- nth
otedupin er. BgateP lc
mAlthougha removan maes ei~ scaea
litthe esienryone20 onrsi, wes
demoed upon the mneln buiering,
tuhre cnsi1 eanin unti difosal tof 1c
Hreftercn prisoners erdeathlsen
setence axlittoe oppotnt havor
xrcscLiein the death house, o.A .Snes
p~trines. fth rsn,;n
nrimina. assault inBiclad, Rcouandy
aonty negrova wan cOitedof Sullin,
Greva negro inGrevillbe reoved.
fromthhae apealosbfr th surngmoe
th Brussell bDec.ig.y Other fsor
cter reoval-The issedga yesehay.
berp ~of the t ousy apperoe the
tencxto de Fw rida. s cncue
the dth oueshin Apilerestan
wa Therymc prateasfed to ee
toithedcel bsidsinati buRlprn- I
hentil atveseoon of the e tie,
Beliors dheurigish (lay.re, Frngh
hetal, baae lkdeptherande an th
Althugh eovlmkelscp.
lTle eair, Colne dSgners said hae
gdelddU) the ght lan ftert ma
China such t priors u nercourthse
tencerauittl" moeOprtnt to
uThe teonbd reatdp t the evi-th
psonofer Ciessuto.taif
Byd ogate mattes." ttmpe
crilinal assalt iihand countyma
.A A . -r!
The Clarendon Chapter, Winthrop
)atughters, was entertained by Mrs.
.E. Arant and Miss Tora Bagnal
t the home of Mrs. Arant on- Satur
ay afternoon.
The mccting was enthusiastic and
iteresting for wherever yon have a
roup of Winthrop girls you find real
iterest, enthusiasm and earnestness
a well as gaiety and spirit.
The meeting was called to order by
he President and opened with a pray
r by Mrs. R. R. Jenkinson. The first
umber on the program was an instru
enwtal solo beautifully rendered by
iss Georgia Sauls.
Every girl's mind was filled with
emories and every heart swelled
,ith pride, as the secretary, Miss Rose
.rvin, read the "Messages from Win
hrop," written to us, by Miss Leihi
tussell, Miss Marcum and our un
nown Winthrop Sisters. They were
Mrs. W. R. Gray our gleaner had
ateresting news about the college
nd some of the live Winthrop Chap
ers. As this is a County Chapter
ve though it fitting at this time to
eview the history of Clarendon Coua
y. The history written by lion. J.
1. Lesesne was splendidly read by
4rs. W. T. Iesesne, Jr.
After all present had joined in ;ing
ng the "Alma Mater" a social hour
ollowed. When tea and crackers had
peen served Miss Marie Dunlap gove
beautiful toaste to Winthrop Col
The meeting adjourned after a
hort business discussion. The next
secting will be held on Dr. Johnson's
irthday, January 10, 1923.
Summerton, S. C., Dec. 2.1, 1922.
)ear Santa Claus:
I feel that you have tre'atedl me no
ood years before, now and I feel t hat
wvill share with some of the pour
hildren whlo haven't even an orn ge
ri an applfe on Christm: s. I have'
lwvays been saying for you to bring
ne so much but now I b:~ve le'arnedl
etter, so I will close wvith much love
nad wishes for you a Merry Christ
Yours lov'eing,
.Eunice TIouch'berry.
Wayshington, Dec. 19.--After a
harli' preliminary skirmish the
lous~ took up today a resolution pro
osing an amendlment to the consti
ution under which issuance of tax
dxempt securities by the federal
~overnment and the State would be
Backed' by the endlorsenment of
3residlent Harding and the Treas
iry the prop~osal was the center of
hard fight in which many Re
mublicans opposed0( it. P'assage of
lie measure offered by Representa
ive Green, Iowa, ranking Republi
an of the ways and means com
nittee, which reportedl it wvill re
luire a two-thirds vote of the
louse. Opponents claimed tonight
t wouldl be defeated although
hose who caused it to be brought
ip insistedl it. would go through.
our hours of general debate al
ottedI under a special rule giving
he measure right of way had not
'een concluded on adjournment to
D~ublin, Dec. 19.-Seven men, wvho
vere convictedl with interferring with
rains in county Kildare, were exe
uted today. Four were railway men
nd three laborers.
The men executed were captured
(ovember 13th charged with train
vrecking. Their deaths make 19
xncntin in a little nove a month.
1 t V. e)1.
Awaits Electric Chair for Slaying of
J. J. Arnette
Many Persons Ask Clemency for Con
demned Man, Saysleport
Columbia, Dec. 19.--Frank M. Jef
fords, convicted slayer of his busi
ness partner, J. C. Arnette today
occupied the death house in t h
South Carclina State penitentiary
No footsteps of men condemned
to the same fate that he faces--the
electric chair-sounded through the
corrid(ors. The only touach of human
Companionship was that of the
guards visiting the death ~ouco
periodically or bringing food to the
man who on Friday is doomed to
pay with his own life for plotting
and aiding in the slaying of an
Penitentiary Afficials today moved
all men under sentence to (lie and
the (late of whose death has jot.
been fixed by the courts, out of the
death house into the ordinary cell
blocks. The move, it was stated,
was made to better the physical
and mental condition of the men.
This left Jeffords alone in the
room where South Carolina keeps
the men whose life has been claimed
as a forfeit for their crimes. As no
death watch is set. Jeffords will
spend his (ay: and nights alone un
til Friday morning shortly after 10
Governor Harvey was informed
today by L. G. Southhard, attorney
for Jeffords, that Clint T. Graydon,
a Columbia lawyer, was in posses
1sion of information which twould
have an important bearing on the
matter of Jeffords' electrocution.
The Governor was told that Mr.
Graydon would furnish this informa
tion if he were requested to do so.
Governor Harvey indicnted, how
ever, that he would not call upon
Mr. Graythm to furnish hin with
any information, but that he would
lister to any statement that Mr.
Graydon or Mr. Southard cared to
make in - connection with this infor
Idris. Julius C. Smith, ('harlestorn
who yesterdhay made a personal plea
to the Chief Executive on behalf
of Jerrds, communicated with Gov
ernor Harvey again today by tele
The Governor has received a
number of letters from individuals
urging him to extend clemency to
.he man in the death house.
Denver, )ee. 1.-l) over State
and federal authorities tonight after
a day and night spqont in se:' rching for
ilthe hi1: ts who yestiJy morniig
shot and killed Charltes I inton , stole
ai consign ment of $200.000I from fed-.
eiral reser-ve gua rds and madle their
escape in oine of the m se da ring and
senisational (daylight hold-w) A (eer
stagedl in the West, were wihamt tan.
gible ('lewvs as to the ident ity of the
Pol ice, spn11rredl onl by th;e offer'
ing of a reward of $10I,00t0 for the
bndlfits, deadf or alive by the city
and0 (counity of Denver, and by an
add(1itionl reiward a ggregatig $5,
000 ofIferedl by the Kansas City Fed
eral Reserve I lank~ admittedo that
although they had many c Ies Ina t
pr'omised possibilities, they weren
still far from the solution of the
honight. a sqluad of fonrt een de
tectives are engagedl in watc'hing
a rooming house in the immediate
v'icinmty of the governm mint,
where earlier in the dlay a car', evi
dently lest on the street by the
bandits to be usedl in caae of acci
dent to their own machine duriny
the hold-up was discovered thrtough
information furnished by a woman.
Th'le car', an i nve'stigati on sh owed,
hadio been stolen. The automobile,
according to the wvoman, had been
parked on the street by three men,
about an hour pr'ecedling the hold
up andl subsequently gun fighting
on the front step of the main en
trance to the mint.
That the robbery was ac'complished
by Denver bandlits and not by outside
highwaymen, is the belief of Chief of
Police HI. R. Williams and the search
for them is being condluctedl with that
theory in mindl.
,Roadls leading into the mountains
wveer thoroughly policed today lby de
tails of policemen in an effort to) find
trace of the escapeod men but all
searching parties r'epor-ted to headI
cquarters their tipsi had been futile.
If you buy a tie nobody likes, ,ou
can give It to somo man with whisk

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