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HILE extending the Compliments of the Season and wishing Everybody a
"Merry Christmas," we desire to call attention to the fact that Christmas Day
draws on apace, and it is high time to be getting ready for the Joyous Occasion! If
you are confronted with the problem of what to get for a Man or Boy, come. here, and
we'll help you decide! We're sure we can select something to please you!
ome to'a Man's Store for a 's ift!
Excellent Suits, Overcoats, Raincoats, &c. Headwear of every description. Neckwear, Gloves. Hosiery
You can hunt the map all over and you can't find another Store in this vicinity where there are so many appropi
wit the best of values attached. We will lay aside any gifts you select and we will hake any desired exchange after Christmas.
THE HOUSE OF GOOD CLOTHES.
PHONE 166. - UMTE 0
The Springfield Republican in
speaking of the pardons granted
by Governor Blease says, "It
- aG.D 2 1914. Can only be sai4 in extenuation
that the criminal law and the
penal system of South Carolina
are somewhat out of date and
many of the governor's pardons
M COT. are corrections of injustice to
States Supreme individuals." The News and
rendered -a decision Courier takes issue and "flatly
puta-stop to a prac- denies that either the criminal
aaivaiedfor along law or the penal system of South
ls1.a common practice Carolina, whatever their short
to pay the fines of comings are so antiquated as to
o upon V cer- justify or excuse Governor
nd then enter a con- .Blesse's pardon record."
ithem to work out said Regardless of the denial of the
case gree out of the News and Courier there is some
of Aiabama planters thing in the observations of the
Secured labor by paying Springfield Republican. In the
sad the costs of the courts, enforcement of the criminal law
t ee acing the laborers of South Carolina it frequently
sider "labor contracts" to work occurs that the friendless are
el h fiues imposed. The court given sentences out of propor
eitas peonage, which car- tion to the crime of which they
,rm with it a severe penalty.The were convicted, environment and
bI ontractsystem, originally circumstances are not considered,
ended, to serve & good pur- while those with friends get off
bser has been perverted from with fines or minimum sentences,
Soriginal intention to afford the friendless are sentenced to
onpotunity to impose upon hard labor, and it is required of
thelaborer as well as upon the them, while those with friends
trmer.~The 'scheme has been are permitted to perform light
orked so that it is difficult for labor. The constitution forbids
armer to employ labor with- corporai punishment, yet cor
first having to pay a con- poral punishment is practiced
ble sum to some one who both in the penitentiary and on
usaclaim against the man to the chaingangs. But notwitb
erployed. It amounts to buy- standing the law and the pun
Yjg the laborer, and frequently ishment is not impartially en
eslting in the employer losing forced, it does not justify the
the money he was compelled to opening the gates of our penal
pay, and the demoralization of institutions for the liberation of
farm labor, It frequently hap- criminals.
pens that labor contracts are
given for money borrowed at an The recent turning loose of
exorbitant interest, with no in- convicts by the governor is be
tention of using the labor, but ing severely criticised .y the
to collect when the laborer is press generally, and while the
in the employment of another, number turned loose does seem
then if the claim is not paid the to be unusual, none of the news
criminal court is appealed to, papers have undertakn to go
which amounts to using the into the causes which prompted
criminal machinery to collect the for exercising
Ipjust debts. clemency. The only case from
this county was that of J- P.
The Florentines did them- convicted o man
*Wves proud in entertaining the slaughter, in this case there was
shriners Thanksgiving Day in
the gate city. Nothing was left some of the county officials. The
undono to give the visitors a g
good time. Manning was rep- era! assembly his reasons for
resented by a good contingent.
The next meeting will take place
In Spartanburg during the musi-n
Sfesiyal, and 0 for that occa-st
men Manning expects to have Ild ni hni ilb elt
* cnddaintj~hol cussticism. mte
There is an unfortunate sitna- The Petrograd correspondent
tion in Columbia and we fear it has had the Germans defeated
is going to embarass the schools. so many times, that it begins to
The borrowing board composed look as if the soldiers of the
of the gvvernor, treasurer and Kaiser are more victorious in de
comptroller general sent out let- feat than in victory. Notwith
ters asking for bids for the bor- standing the partizan reports
rowing of $150,000 to meet the from English and Russian sour
expenses of the State govern- ces it is evident that the- war has
ment, the lowest bid received not reached its summit, and that
was 5 per cent. Governor Blease the allies are not making prog
refused to sign the note on the ress towards annihilating Ger
ground that the rate of interest many. The great victory the
was too high, and unless the Russians claimed in Poland
taxes are paid promptly the turns out to have been greatly
sohools may suffer. Not so long exaggerated, and instead of de
ago the State was able to bmr- feating the German and'Aus
row money at a much lower trian troops. the boot is on the
rate, and the governor gave other leg and the Allies have
notice that he would refuse to been repulsed by the counter at
sign any notes which carried a tacks of the Germans. All of
high rate of interest. There is the dispatches are so colored
no doubt that the money string- that it is impossible to learn any.
ency has made it dicult to ob- thing defnate from them; if the
tain money at am therefore we reader had kept a strict account
think the governor in his anx- of the number of Germans killed,
iety to save the taxpayers makes wounded and captured, it would
a mistake when he does not take have shown about five times the
into consideration the conditions number of all the men that were
now prevailing, at the sametime under arms from the beginning
the source from which money to the present.
can be secured should also con
sider the vast amoults of money Senator Neils -Christensen of
they handle belonging to the Beaufort was the auhor of the
State. But regardless of who is
no doubttio that the moneyr strng
right or wrong the officials en
tai moneya ateml all therefor we.0
trusted with the care of the per day for their services in lieu
naces should not permit the of the salary $200.00 fixed by
creased rate of interest to hamp- law. and his brother senators
er the runnin of the schools, a s
and we hope the matter will be unanimously, but when it reach
adjusted so that our schools will ed the House the members of
not be interferred with. To close that body voted the resolution
Sthe schools because Of a differ- down by a large majority. The
ence of opinion as to the, proper $00.00 was paid to the members,
rate of interest on money would but now comes the Senator from
be more harmful than to Pay an Beaufort with all of the Publicity
exorbitant rate. such an act would probably gcet,
Had he bnd isue oneand returns to the treasury $55.
tHaduoh the bondm ise gfone a kind of a conscience money he
s returns. His check should be
Carolina would have been in a photographed and distributed
position to have forced the man- among the electorate of te
ufacturers to give at least ten State so that if Beaufort's sena
cents per pound for cotton, but
it did not get to the voters in tor becomes a candidate for a
time for them to understand the State office he will be remember
effect it would have, and the ed as the man who thought it a
same interests that fought the shame to take the money.
bond issue are now doing what
they can to disparage the ware- HOWs Ti r
house system, because, they see we offer On Hundred Dllars Reward for
arute with the carerr ofa caheo beci-d
if the cotton is warehoused, and - C tcn ur
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo. 0.
the growers are able to borrow We. he undersiged, have kaowf F. J. Cheney
for the last 15 years. and be'lieve him perfectly
at a ow rte o intresthonorable in ,.1l buslness tran. tosoa and inan
moneya r at e of interestto cary out any oblatios aade by
an w the mis er ill bdeeo
nor intrferr ith.il meanclost oc.0
arrchos ase Harsfa a dCreisikefitenllrctn
rat sof matrkestn nd oneawouldietypotl odadmcusrfesf
thc sstem-PhicemfulperhbanltoSoldyy al
priceurers t e aleaste tenbst
- Senator-elect J' L. Sherard of Lower New Zion.
Anderson, has given notice that Messrs. Charlie and John Ham, of
he will introduce a bill that will Timmonsville, are spending a few days
break up the whiskey traffic. He with Mr Horace Smiley, and from the
report of the guns they are making the
proposes to make those convict- quailsee hard times.
ed serve on the chaingang withschool
ed srve n te chingng wt~lspent ThanksgivIng at her home at
out the alternative of a fine. The Sardinia.
trouble with such a severe pun- Quite a few from this plac attended
the dance at New Zion on Friday night
ishment is in getting convictions. There will be a box party at the Bar
When municipalities are not per-on Thurs
Whenmuniipaltie arenot e 'day night December 10jh," proceeds to
mitted to.accept fines they will be used for buying a basket hall outfit
not be as alert in discovering 'dotber equipments. The public is
5invited, and a bushel of-fun is promised
the violators: as it is, the fines them. Trixey.
derived from the illicit liquor
selling class goes a long ways Methodist Church.
towrdspayng he alaiesof Sunday School 10:00 a. mn. Mr. Jos.
towards paying the salaries of
those whose duty it is to run Public worship, 11:3Q a. m. and 7:30
down blind tigers. As long as p. m. conducted by the pastor. Ep
0 0 worth League, 4 p. mn. EPrayer mneeting
the liquor is permitted shipped Thursday, 4 p. m.
into the State just so long will TRINITY:-Sunday school every
there be violations of the law, supidat. i M r. hite
and the severer the punishment, the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 4:00 p. m.
inorpit lslconducted by the pastor.
in or oinio, ;he lss ikel to The public is cordially invited to all
convict. Reasonable but fre- services..
quent fines or punishment, will G. P. WATSON,
get the law enforced more effec- P
tually. Baptist Church.
Sunday School 10:30 a m. E. L.
Warehouse Commissioner Mc- Wilkins Suparintendent.
Laurin has been to Washington Preaehint scrvice at 11:30 a. m. and
7:30 p. mn. Dr. A. 0. Wilkins will
and New York confering with preach at the morning service; the pas
the government and the financial t. in thSLeig
magnates to interest them in the Pastor.
cotton certificates issued by the
state warehouse system,. and BUS INES S LOCAL.
with those he came in contact Itch relieved in 30 minutes by Wool
with. the plan was encouraged. ford's Sanitary Lotion. Never fails
Whenthelegilatre metsSold by Dickson Drug Co., druggists.
When the legislature meets C
again the warehouse Act will be FOR SALE-New crop pure Georgia
and hen he ctton Cane Syrup. at 32c per gallon, in bls.
perfected, and then the cottonAugusta Ga.
growers will be able to handle
the marketingof their product eeor Chdls P re 2 n cn s.
in a manner to prevent the spec- 5 or 6 doses 606 will broak any case
ulators from getting the cotton of Fever or Chills. Price, 25 cents.
at less than its value. Coming-Another shipment of Seed
WVheat. Let me have your orders
Since the horrible crime com- quick. W. P. Legg.
mitted by a trusty on the Sum
ter county chaingang, there is a
growing demand for the law to
be repealed whi'li permits all and
convicts regardless of the crime
to be put on the gang instead of WE PAY HIGHEST
the penitentiary. We never did CASH PRICE FOR
think it was wise to permit those PEAS AND CORN
who commit high crimes to go to SEE U
the gangs, but the demand for
convicts on the public highways
was so strong that the lawma"r
ers responded, and it will be a Manning, S. C.
hard matter to change back to
the old plan.
Notice of Dischargje.
A A I I will apply to the Judge of Probate
C A S T O R IA for Clarendon county on the 28th day
For Infants and Childen December 1914, at 12 o'clock m., f
In Use For Over 3 Years . A
Always bears cae.Amnsrtr
th~ nwit r orc Smie, Nv. 2 from 1914
reor ogte un teyaremkigfh
Paint y'our Property with
STAG Semi-Paste PAINT
You'll be surprised how brig. and checrful you
can keep your'home by occcr-..nG:: p~nting t nith
a good durable paint. An *- c . ght.
Give us the dimensions of y-: n and let us
show you how you can paint it at a very reasonable
outlay for material and labo:.
Against all other paints, we se:i the Stag Paint as
the best paint moncy and brains can produce.
"ONE GALLON MAKES TWO."
Manning Hardware Co.
After the fifth day of December, 1914, 1
will discontinue giving S. & H, Green Trad
ing Stamps. No Stamps will be given unless
account isipaid in full by above mentioned
date. Don't forget the date.
"Everything Good to Eat."