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MANN[NG, S. C.. JULY 12. 1911.
PUBLISHED EVER~Y WEDN~ESDAY
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Respect charged for as rular aidvertisements.
Liberal contracts made for three, s and twelve
Commumflcationls must ne accompanied by the
real name and address of the writer in order to]
ro ce un cation or a personat earacter1
will be published except as an adver-tisemer t.
. ntered at the Poswfomce at Manning a.s Ste
Ond C'x-s matter.
WBY NOT BE FAIR?
Governor Blease delivered an
address in Spartanburg county
last week to a large assembly of
*people, and the'Heraid of Spar
tanburg owned it is said, by the
Gonzales' of Colombia has a re
* port of the speech, which is re
produced in The State. We are I
not in a position to say whethEr
or not the speech reported in Gon
zales, Spartanburg ne .vspaper is
correct or garbled but we can say
if the speech as published in the
Spartanburg newspaper is any
way near correct then the gover
nor of tl.is State is a fit sub
ject for the State hospital for,
the insane, there are expressions
in that reported speech which
*no sane or sober man would ut
ter, -and we do not believe Gover
nor Blease is crazy, therefore, we*
are inclined to think the r-eporter
gave him a raw deal by garbling~
his utterances. To snatch a sen-:
tence here and there from a
speech andeconnect them together
would give an exact statement of1
words used, but in their discon
nected- state would make the
speaker say things he never
dreamed of saying. and such a re
port would be dastardly. Whyv the
holy bible can be so garbled as to1
make it indecent to read, and it is
done too, by a class of sacrelig 6
ious witers in their attempts at
ridicule and misrepresentation, soj
too, with a prejudiced newspaper
reporter, to warm up to his em
pioyer, whom lie knows hates the
governor as the devil hates hiol y
water, he picks sentences fr-om
the governor's speech, puts the m
together in order that he may de
light his emlioyer by holding the
governor up to scorn.
The governor also spoike ini (r
angeburg, and another newspa
per repor'ter for- another news
paper said the speechl was astrong
presentation of his stew-ardship as;
the chief executive of the State,
and that it made for him many
new friends, nothing like this
appeared in The State, but in itsi
unay issue it did have a ittle
e clearance sa
ff the prices;
e the chief att
>fferings and 3
Bear in mind that ev
harged at Cut
aragraph which said that Gov- att
~rnor Blease delivered practical- m
the same speech he did at the
~partanburg. Wibat are the read- see
~rs of the newspapers to gather shi
rom this conflict of opinion'. Is ont
t not a reasonable supposition, thi
rhben it is known there is a prej- dei
diee with one newspaper, and no cri
easou to think there is any fa- go
-oritism with the other, that the the
rejudiced newspaper mnisrepre tria
~ented the governor in reporting siti
is speech at Spartanburg when vei
t reported utterances as would by
ake a drunken or an insane ish<
an hesitate to say privately even nol
ot to say in a public speech. ha
It is a notorious fact The Co- me
umbia State is very unfriendly I
owards Governor Blease, it man- asy
fested this disposition before he pe<
ecame governor and it has never fai
et up, therefore its influence with lari
he masses must necessarily be coi
eeakened, especially so, when lav
he masses believe that its per- ed
ouai prejudice permeates its ed- set
toial and its news columns in mu
atters which effect the present Ihas
~overnor. When the reported Ipu
~peech of Governor Blease at wh
spartanburg wvas wade in a Gon- noi
~aes owned newspaper and re- nec
roduced in the Columnbia edition. tic
t became questioned at once. and Iwe
;ose who questioned it have the th4
uspicion that the report as it ap-! wib
eared was made with a deliber- th4
Lte purpose of trying to injure lis1
h governor's influence with the ed
nasses. We believe The State agq
nd other enemies of the gover- he
or can accomplish a greater lav
uccess by being fair, even to th;
~hose their editor hates. se'
WILL BETHUNE HANG?fr
According to the Sunday Ne wsc
n effort is being made to get1a
oernor Blease to interfere in be
he sentence of death which has ha
een pronounced by the court in h
he case of Willie Beth une, who C
gilled Mr. G. B. Mimus. The day
ixed for the execution of Bethune .
s next Friday. Just what action
:he governor will take in this case U
s unknown. but from the state- 3
ent in the Sunday paper i
eems that the trial .Judge, who
vas Judge Gage. and Judge
siipp, who last sentenced Be-d
hune, have written letters to the
~overor recommenundi ng clem
meyc. It is strange to us w.hy a
ircuit judge wvil sentence a manl
o death, and then hauer without its
ditional testimwony. reomnmend eat
to the governor that he soften the ye
~enteneo imposed. if the trial ha
judge believed the accused had na
been wrongfully convicted, or the an
nr shouldi have reconeneIunded 1ee
iiini to mnercy. it was his duty in th
law, and in merey. to set the ver- cu
it aside. and grant a new trial: co
ut to pronounc:e the sentence of ith
eath, put the State to the ex- th
ses fdefending apas e r
entneing. and whe r obstacles in st:
th way of eecuting the ba, a one ot i
1.e of fine thi
all good, sty]
riving you tl
rou will be q'
....15 00 S 6
.. .$13 35 .$ S5
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~ry article in our Store i
er all this, to write letters urg
the governor to do that which
trial judge could have done, ~
is to us like shirking duty and
fting the responsibilityonsome
else. Our position is simply
, if Beth une is guilty of mur.It
he should be hanged, if his.
e is manslaughter, he should I
to the penitentiary, if innocent
n he should be free. On the
U the Judge was in a better po
on to know whether or not the
dict of the jury was warranted,(
the evidence, if it was, then he
uld not now interfere, f it was
,then and there, he should
e exercised his power for
ry and justice.
t is these delays and these ex
erating changes tnat cause
ple to do rash things. The c
ily of the deceased Mims. is a
go one, and the fact that theyc
itrolled their feelings to let the
i avenge the death of their lov
one. is creditable to their high -
ise of good citizenship; under I
ch less provocation, the law
; been disregarded and swift
nishment visited upon the oner
o so grievously o~ended, but
so in this case. the Mims con
tion had confidence in the jus- r
of the law, and although there
e many dissappointments,
y patiently awaited the result;
en the trial Judge who heardo
evidence, saw the accused and S
ened to the argumnents, receiv- e
the verdict of the jury, he
iesed in their verdict when t
delivered the sentence of thei
r's extreme penalty, had he at
t time said the verdict was too
ere, set it aside and ordered a
v trial. the relatives and I
mds of the deceased would
e credited the judge with aI a
iscientious discharge of duty,t
:1, although they may havek
n disappointed, they~ woulds
.e been contented, now how-i
r it is different. the accused
s tried, convicted and sentenc
the case was taken to the s
best court, again tried, and
victed, and resentenced, and
t on the eve of the executionb
the law, the very judge who o
Lrd the case, and delivered the
tth penalty, without any after
covered evidence, asks the *
ernor to be merciful and ex- t
:ise his power of clemency.
'he press of the State is doing
utmost to bring on an early I
apaign for the primary next i
r and from its tone ]t would a
e all the aspirants for guber .
orial honors to get together
permit tihe newspapers to se-a
t one of the number to make
race against the present in
mbet. but when the time
zies tlie newspapers will tindi.
v will not be able to conyvmee r
eS who think they are of gub. a
satorial size that it is best to
id ;sine to be selected by anya
igs to wear
.ish, high qw
.e benefit of I
uiick to see ti
HIE TIME Ti
50. Panama Hats now. ......
00 Panama Hats now. .......
00 Panama Hats now.......
00 Split Straws now.........
.50 Split Straws now........
50 Split Straws now..... ...
s marked in -plain figures
THE BOARD EXPLAINS.
The State Board of Education
as issued a statement to the pub
ic explaining its action in the re
ent school book adoption which
ias been severely criticized by
e newspapers and the State Su
>erintendent of Education. Wi
ould be pleased to publish the
tatement but it is so long, that
ur space for'bids it, but. we will
ay- that the board would have
aved much of the adverse criti
ism had it immediately, after Su
>erintendent Swearingen made
is statement, come out in the
mblic prints and presented its
ide of the controversy. The in
egrity of the members of the
>oard was not questioned, not
his one. but it was the concensus
if opinion, that the board erred
a judgment in making so many
hanges. the board argues that
eing teachers, the individual
2embers are better qualified to
udge the needs of thle schools
han are those who would criti
ize it, including the minority
embership of the board. if we
ad the space to spare we would
ladly publish the statement as a
rhole, out we will give to our
eaders the board's comments
nd preliminary remarks:
In view of the misunderstandings and
rroeous statements that have grown
ut of thbe recent protest issued by State
perinatenden t Swearingen mn refer
ne to the late adoption of text books.
be undersigned appointive members of
re State Board of Education submit to
be people of South Carolin L the follow
g statement of the facts involved:
'TNESS OF THE MEMBERS TO JUDG~E
AND SELECT TEXT BOOKS.
The undersigned members (of the
oard have all of them been for many
ears intimately connected with the
hoals. Most of them are teachers of
iany years' experience. ranging
rough nearly every grade and every
inn of school.
PEAL PREPARATION FOR THE ADOP
'or something over two years, they
ae ha.: this adoption in vie wand have.
consequence, been acquainting them
lves with the usableness. suitableness
nU terits of the books in actual use in
2e schools. This has been done not only
v examination of the books themselves
ut by the questioning of teachers all
ver the State.
For some six months prior* to the
doption, books to be offered began to
ime in and expert, representatives of
'e book companies began their visi~s
the several members of the Board.
'he coming of these books and agents
ereased in frequency, so that for some
'ree months before the adoption, the
ambers were called upon to spenil
mst, of their time. not, given to their
gular work, in the examination of
ooks and the discussi~on of them with
T is prolong and searching examnina
on of text books to be submitted was
applemented by informal discussions
n1 comparisons among the members
emselyes while in attendanc2 upon
~oard meetings in Columbia. Hence
ie several members entered the adop
on with clearly defined views as to the
elative merits and suitability of the va
bus books, including those now in use.
d had, in many cases, their minds
ade up on their first choice, or on the
oks which they would be willing to
ecept in place of this first choice, and
:th definite idas as to the opinins of
ought to be a
- things in fu:
:ie great value
) BUY CL01
....... .. ......$ 500
......... ...... ... 4 00
....... .........$ 165
......... .............$1 00
. You can get the regular
their fellow memnber's. Consequenty
when the time came for adoption, the
members were virtually ready to vote
intelhwently without the necessity hf
much discussion. thbough 'despite this t
preparation there was full discussion on
all important books,
The undersigned members submit,
therefore, that with this experience and
this study of the books, it is reasonable 1
to conclude tbat their individual judg
ment as to the merits of the books sub
mitted deserves the same consideration.,
and is just as likely to be correct5. as that
of Mr. Swearingen, and that where a
majority of them were agread upon a
particular book, it is just and rational.
as well as democratic, to assume that
this majority opinion was more likely ;.
correct than that of Mr. Swearingen or ti
that of any minority which icue
M r. Swearingen.inld1
THE SO-CALLED SECRET BALLOT .
It is unthinkable that Superintendent']
Swearingen intended in the slightestt
degree to impugn or make insinuation
against the integrity of the membhers of I
the Board, either individually or collec-t
tively. Indeed we have his assurance
that -he did not; vet that construction 1
has been put upon his protest and es
pecially upon his reference to a secret
ballot. Hence we are at a loss to under-,
stand why, when he perceived that the,'
newspapers so construed his protest, he i
did not, in justice to himself and in jus- r
tice to the Board, immediately publish t
a disclaimer of any such intention. e
This ballot, it is due to say, was not v
secret in the sense that any member's
vote was concealed. It is due to say.v
was not secret in the sense that any f
member'i' vote was concealed. It is due E
to say. further, that not only was the It
method based upon the precedent of the
adoption of five years ago, b'ut, in -the
agreement to adopt the impersonal vote, ~
it was distinctly stated that, if in the r
voting any member desired to put on o
record anything about the vote or adop- '2
tion, he bag the riaht to do so. s
In the case of most of the books. es- I
pecially of the mor-e important ones, ai
there was always a preliminiry discus- a
sion which revealed whetber- there was I
any decided dilferenees of opinion "
aong the members. Some member a
then put a particular book in nomina- 11
tion. There was yet fuller discussion,
including comparisons with such oilber b
books as individual members thought
worthy of mention. An open individual J1
vote was then taken. Thus the whole, r
Boar-d knew how each mrember- voted. 3
$100 Reward, $100.
The re-.d~ers of this paper will be pleased t c
learn that there is at least one dreaded dise-ase
that science has been able to cuore in all its o
stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure h
is the only positive cure known to the miedical d
ratrnity. Catarrh being a constitutional dis
ease. requires a constitutional treatment. H~all's
Catarrh Cure is taken internally. acting directly c:
upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the sy'.s- g
tem., thereby, destroying the foundation of the
disease.and giving the patien'-ulrength by build- h
ig up the constitution and assisting nature in o
doing its work. The proprietors have so muchP
faith in its curative powers, that they olTer One,
Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to V
cure. Send for list of testimonials. 11
A ddress, F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toled'a . o
Sold by; druggists. '75c.
Hal's F'amiiv Pills are the best.
And That Came Near Being Right. s
"Johnny, correct this sentence on the
board: 'He drunked a number of h
tosts.' "- tc
Johnny went to the board and wrote.
"A number of toasts drunked him."- .)
ror Infanuts and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought )
Bears the / ~ 7
for you men
ost of quick
ts, and othei
The Missionary a Fuzzle.
To the untutored Chinamen th
presence of the missionary Is a puzzlE
They simply cannot Imagine ,humat
beIngs exiling themselves from thel
native land for the love of men on thi
other side of the globe. So: they frank
sundry tiieories to esplain the thins
to themselves. One theory is that thi
missionaries are secret political agent
bent on gaining an influence over thb
Chinese and then swaying them to the
advaintage of their respective govern
ments. Only of late have the native
come to realize that the strangers arn
not sent by their governments, but b:
religIous groups. According to anothe
theory. China is so excellent and re
nowned that the red haired barbarian!
come to live there for the mere pleas
ure of It. As for their self denyi
works of benevolence, these are sup
posed to be prompted by the desire t<
Foree Yourself to Be Well.
"Plant your feet firmly and squarela
on the ground, throw back your ghoul
ders, fold your arms and affirm in mos1
emphatic terms that you are strong
healthy and well. Do this for a fe's
minutes- every evening, and, even ij
this is not bow you actually feel, main
tain by your physical and mental at
titude that It Is your condition, and
you will soon find that it becomes s<
and that you are not really teling
lies." This was the advice given by
Dr. J. Stenson Hooker In a lecture os
"Posturing and Posing For Health" al
the simple life conference and er.
[hibition in London. "It is wonderful
to what extent our state of health can
Ibe altered in this way." Dr. Hooker
added. "It stirs up the currents of
feeling which act on the nerves. These
act on the blood vessels, and thus the
whole system is improved, and we be
come different beings."
He Was Well Off.
H. Clay Calhoun. testifying In an as
sault case. spoke of one Washington
White as "'well oft'."
"Now, witness." said the cross exam
ining lawvyer. "'when you declare
White to' be well off, what do you
mean? Is he worth S10,000?"
"No, sah. Oh. no, sah," said Calhoun.
"Is he worth $5,000?"
"No, sah. Mah. gracious, no!"
"Is he worth $1,000?"
"No, sah; he ain't wurf 17 cents."
"Then how Is he well off?"
"Bekase. sab. his wife am an A No.
I washlady and keeps de hull family
in bangup style."--Exchange.
Couldn't Understand lt.
"This stock." said the promoter, "is
fully paid up and nonassessable."
"Well. If it's fully paid up," replied
the man who was inexperienced In
such ma~tters. "1 can't see' why you
want me to put money into It. Would
not that be unfair to the people who
paid It up?"-Chiengo Record-Herald.
"Have you any unanimity In your
family, Mrs. Jobbs?"
"Not yet. ma'am. but we'll ketch It.
We get everything that's n-goin'."
Garrulous -Barber-As the sayin'
goes. "There's always room at the
top." Sensitive Customer-How dare
you refer to my baldness!-Boston
paying the C
s that we ar<
$10 00 Suits now.
-S-8 00 Suits now.
$ 6 00 Suits now.
S 5 00 Suits' now
S 4 00 Suits now.
S 3 00 Suits now.
'price and take off the d
iarged at Gui
In spite of a license "to have a good
ime" which usually seems to attend
he Glorious Fourth, the day was
~penlL here in a quiet though pleasant
naniirer. Save for the closed doors- of
:he business concerns, and a number of
mjoyable social affairs, it was mnch
he same as any other day. Some few
arkies~hereabouts, quite contrary to
il their traditions and customs, were
ound in the cotton field apparently ob
ivious of the significance ot the day.
L'heir employer was so pleasantly sur
>rised by this unexpected labor, that
le moved to senrch the. town over until
re could tiod one of those Fourth of
ruly joys, a watermelon, and tender
hem for their eheerful abstinence from
On the evening of the Fourth. Mr. J.
7. Carriano, assisted by Messrs. W. S.
Thme and Blaney Coskrey, gave to
he young people of SummeEon and
urrounding community a most delight
ul moxnlight picnic at his home, a few
niles from town. The lawn in front
nd the grounds at the rear of the prem
es because of the beautiful shade
rees, combined to make that a well
dapted place for out-door gatherings.
Lt the rear of the house a long table
as spread from which was served a
2st delightful chicken supper. To
efresh the guests while engaging in
be many games prepared for the oe
asion, fruit punch was served. There
ere present between eighty and ninety
oung people, one of the largest crowds
ver known to gather at a single social
.inction in this community, and the
vening was characterized byv that en
dusiasm which goes so far toward
2aking such gatherings successful.
Looking toward 'the return of the
usy season, considerable building and
epairing has been going on in the town
f late. The building being erected by
he Bank of Summerton between the
Lores of Dr. D 0. Rhame and the old
'armer's Bank, is nearing completion;
nd is said that applicants for its rental
re quite numerous. The Sumumerton
ard ware Co.. is putting in a sky-light.
hich will greatly improve the :'ppear
nce as well as the convenience of the
aterior of the stor'e. T1he town is utiliz
aga small plot of land along Main St.,
y putting down a well.
After atn illness of but a few days. Mirs.
on M. Rowe died at her home a few
iles from towe on the evening of July
rd. The funeral services wvere held at
:30 Tuesday afternoon at St. Paul's
burch, and the interment took place in
e burying ground attached to that
urch. Mrps. Rowe was a young woman
I about 27 years. and leaves to mourn
er death. her husband and four chril
The R1ev. M. W. Gordon. reently
ime hrere from Graniteville'. S. C.. to
ecome the pastor of the B.aptist church,
eld his first service in the new church
a Sunday last. To a great many peo-'
le, it was the first attendance upon ser
ce in the new church; and all were
uch pleased with its beauty arid 'cell
Mt'. Irvine Furman Belser. recently
raduated from Yale, is visiting his
other. Mr. R. Hugh Belser at '"Wood
Miss Etta Scarborough hars returned
ae after a several wveeks visit to
>wns in the upper part of the. Staite
Misses Emmalar and Catherine Ca
ers have returnedi from a visit to rela
es in Georgetown and Green villc'.
Miss Olive W alker 'of Yorkville, S. C..
the guest of Miss Sallie Anderson.
Messrs C. N. Davis and W. D). Mc
ary, have returned fr'om a trip through
Prof. an:l Mr's. L. M. Burgess of Clema
n College, are visitors at the homer of
eJ. [I. Burgess. A. S.
BRI T T ERS AND KIDNEYS,
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An Election Story From Hungary.
An electioneering story. from Hun
gary, as told by Mr. R. W. Seton-Wat->
son in "Corruption and Reform, In
Hungary:" "N'ot many years ., ago. a
noble count stood as candidate for a
west Hungarian constituency and was
in due course elected. Soon afterward
a deputation of the electors visited
him in Badafest, reminded him of his
promises at the timeoof the election
and asked him to use his innluence In
a certain direetion. 'Why do you come
to mer asked the count. 'Why, be
cause you are our representative,' the
astonished peasants replied. 'Nothing
of the kind,' said the count 'I bought
the (vonstituency for ?2,000. You'al1
had your price-free lunches and free
drinks into the bargain. I'm - if 1
do anything for you. We are quits.'
And in-another minute the deputation
found itself in the street"
Robespierre's Style of Dress.
R iobespierre's manner of dress, even
at the period when the demagogues af
fected the slovenliness and disorder of
indigence in order to flatter the peo
pe, was clean, decent and precise as
that of a man who respects himself in,
the eyes -of others. His white pow
dered hair, turned up in clusters over
his 'temples; a -'-right blue coat but
toned over his hips, open over the
breast to display a white vest; short
yellow colored breeches, white stock
Ings and shoes with silver buckles.
formed his invariable costume during
the whole of his public life. It was
said that he desired by thus never
varying the style or color of his gar
ments to make the same Impression in
he sight and Imagination of the pee
pe as a medal of his face would have
caused.-Lamnartine's "History of the
"Idntknow what I am' going to
do with that kid of mine. He's al
ways getting into fights. I ~jerked
him up for It the other day. 'What
do you mean by fighting on the public
streets like this?' I asked.
'Well.' he said. '.Tlramy Montgom
ry said you were my father. -
'Well. ain't I your father?
"'I s'pose you are, hut a feller don't
want it thro'wn up to him right In
front of a crowd.' "-Boston Traveler.
A Taste For Soap.
Surely one of the queerest 'of tastes
was that of the historian Prescott, of
whose life in Roame Mrs. Hugh Fraser
tells in "A Diplomatist's Wife In Many
Lands- She says that he used to keep
a cake of soap on his writing table
and nibble at It constantly. "saying.
when he was remonstrated with, that
Ipeople should be clean Inside as well
I Most Important
George-What can be the matter?
IThe telegram says. "Come home at
once." I must fly.
George (as he arrives home two hours
later)-What on earth Is the matter,
Young WifeThe baby said "Dad
Where His Interest Lay.
Excited Messenger-Your wife's just
met with a serious accident; thrown
from car which ran over a dog. .Tones
(exctedly)-Was It a for terrier with
black-spots on his shoulders't