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By permission of the Southern Christian
Advocate, The Herald and News
prints a picture of the Sunday school
class of the West End Methodist Sunday
school. The class was organized
about eight years ago with only six or
eight members. Now it numbers nearly
100. During the pastorate of the
Rev. Gobe Smi.h there has been much
interest in :he class and the work has
been systematized and the class
has worked with a purpose
?that purpose being to ac
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compJisn most ror me cnurcu auu
the cause of the Sunday school. It is
composed of men only and some of the
old men, as that term is used, but they
take as much interest in the class as
any Sunday school child ever did i^
its Sunday school.
The motto'of the class is: "My
^brother and I." A good motto. The j
purpose is to teac-n consideration 01;
your brother's welfare in preference to
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PROHIBITED IS SOUTH CAROLINA '
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All <?]>lnion Kenaerea i?y uie Anorney
Generars Office at Request Secretary
Board of Charities.
February 1, 1916.
Mr. Albert S. Johnstone, Secretary,
State Board of Charities and Corrections,
Columbia, S. .
I am in receipt of yours of the 31st
of January, in which you ask whether
or not it is lawful for convicts on j
c'iiaingangs in this state, or convicted ;
persons in any other class of penal j
institutions to be whipped. You refer |
me to Article I. Section 19 of the con-(
stitution of 1895.
In reply thereto I will say that this
section provides that "excessive bail I
shall not be required, nor excessivej
fine imposed, nor cruel and unusual j
punishments inflicted, nor shall any f
witness be unreasonably detained, j
Corporal punishment shall not be inflicted.
The power to punish, for contempt
shall not in any case extend to
imprisonment in the state penitentiary."
The prohibition against the inflic
tion or corporal punishment extends,
in my opinion, not only to prohibiting
r the courts from sentencing a convict
to corporal punishment, as was form
erly permitted years ago under some
of our laws, but in my opinion this
prohibition extends also to convicts
who are confined in the penitentiary
or upon t'ne chain gangs and it is unlawful
to inflict corporal punishment
It is clear to my mind that if a sen
tence of corporal punishment is unconstitutional,
as it is, certainly the
infliction of such punishment, without
i The work mapped out for the class
i is also systematically divided up.
First, the class works for numbers,
because unless you can gi-t the men
j in 10 the class you can not teach them.
Second, for the interest in the work.
1 Aftpr vnu o-pt thpm then vou can work
: to get their interest.
Third, to help those who need help.
Financially, socially and spiritually.
! Social meetings are held monthly. An;
nual meetings are held for a reception
to the pastor and the annual banquet
i where good fellowship reigns suTVio
rai'cpe flhnilt S12n a
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i year for charitable purposes, though
the object of the class is not to work
i The class has planned for the future,
first, to hold its own and to bring every
member of the church into the ranks.
Second, to help the pastor in every
way possible, to aid in missions and
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sentence, would be unlawful.
You ask further regarding the recall
by the county supervisor of a
convict from the penitentiary to work
on the roads of his county wnen said
convict was sentenced to the penitentiary,
as provided for in act Xo. 366,
Acts of 1914, and as compared with
Article XII., section 9, of the constitution
of 1895, especially as regards section
2 of the above named act. which
reads as follows: "That said con vie.s
shall be under the absolute custody
and control of the supervisor and
whatever guards he may appoint." You
ask if it is constitutional for a convict
sentenced t.o the penitentiary to be recalled
therefrom and put on the pub'ic
work of any county.
In reply thereto I will say by act
Xo. 110, acts of 1911, which was
amended and re-enacted by act Xo 312
of the Acts of 1912, it is provided that
ail able-bodied male convicts shall be
sentenced to hard labor on the public
works of the county in which con *
. icted. without regard to the length of
;hp sentence, and in the alternative, to
imprisonment in the county jail or
the state penitentiary at hard labor.
Under these acts all convicts are
sentenced with the alternative to the
chaingang, jail or state penitentiary,
except such convicts as are sentenced
by special order of the presiding judge
to the state penitentiary when it is
considered unsafe or unwise for such
convict to be committed to the county
Thp general assembly has the right
to designate the punishment for crime
( and the place and manner in which
such punishment shall he inflicted, so
j long as such punishment is within the
, provisions of article I., section 19, of
| the constitution.
Article XII., section 9, of the con!
stitution in providing, that the peniJ
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I all other lines of work. Third, the
! c'ass program will be varied.
T:ie following are the officers of the
A. H. Bouknight, teacher; H. H.
Blease. assistant teacher; Foster
Wood, president; F. K. Jones, vice
president; H. C. Longshore, secretary; ;
D. D. Connelly, treasurer; J. T. Bouk-;
night, financier, or assistant in collect- i
The class members are:
D. B. Chandler. J. D. Ray, Tillman
Connelly, Jim Bouknight, C. M. Bouknight.
J. R. Bouknight, Boyd Connelly,
C. F. Layton, Robert Jackson. 0. L.
Raley, W. >F. *.\"soss, D. I. Franklin, W. j
J. 'Smith, T. B. Wood, John Cook, Jas. J
Padgett, J. J. Davis, J. H. Campson,'
F. H. Campson, Coley Cook. James I
Cook, R. E. Davis, Jim Vaughn, M. M.
Padgett, 'A. E. Mcintosh', E. W. Hair,!
J. F. Zimmerman, W. B. Zimmerman, j
P. S. Tompkins. T. F. Turner, J. M.'
Bad Cotie'h ?
These Ailments 1 Weaken Your
System. Your Body Then
Needs the Help of
Dr. King's New Discovery,
Colds are annoying. They inter- ;
fere with our duties. In our weak- -
ened condition they may end in a :
spell of sickness or even more serious <
ailments, ^ear, however, should be <
overcome, for in Dr. King's New
Discovery you have an effective rem- ,
tentiary and convicts htereto sentenced
shall be forever under
the supervision and control, of the
officers employed by the state, and in
case any convicts are hirecTor farmed j
out, as may be provided by law, their j
maintenance, support, medical atten-'
tion and discipline shall be under the
direction of officers detailed for those
duties by the authorities of the penitentiary,
refers, in my opinion, only
to such convicts as may be at the time
confined and within the control of tne !
PAriiipntiarv. and is urinci pally |
directed to hiring and farming out of j
such convicts to private parties, as
was the custom several years, ago be-fj
fore the institution of our various
county chain ganps.
I am of the opinion that act Xo. 306,
Acts of 1914, does not offend Article
XII, section 9, of the constitution of
1895, and that it was within the power j
cf the general assemaiv 10 aiunorize
the county supervisors to take charge j
of these convicts and work them on
"he road and thereby change their
place of punishment, or to change the i
manner, method and place of punishment
in any other manner, provided
that such action on the part of the
general assembly does not increase j
;he punishment and sentence to which [
* 1:3^.convict has been sentenced and j
does not offend 'Article I., section 19,!
of the constitution.
Trusting that this gives you the de- |
sired information, I am,
Yours very truly,
Taos H. Peeples,
I Attornev General. |
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As a rule people who suffer in si
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Bouknight. James Cromer, M. L. Cro
mer, Willie Cromer, John Uehart, -J. E.
Franklin Sam Jones, 1. H. Connelly,
Will Alewine, Guss Swindler, J. R.
Lake, L 0. Griffin, Summer Pruitt, W.
M. Thomas. E. C. Corley, Pope Mims,
J. W. Payne, R. M. Powell, R. J.
Crumpton Joseph Pitts, X. C. Chaney,
Charley Bishop, E. W. Bouknight, E.
M. Wood, P. W. Turner, C. '.vV. Douglas,
L. T. Davis, Oscar Gentry, H. B.
Franklin F! .T Rradlpv Viator Phil
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B. R. Rhoden, John Butler, Ira Leopard.
Henry Berry, Henry Bowles, A.
E. Bouknight, G. J. Spotts, J. S.
Glymph, William Dorroa, J. L. Xobels,
C. G. Blease, J. C. Smith, J. H. Chappell.
E. S. Livingston, Olin Nesley, E.
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