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JANUARY 17. 1394.
APRIL 21. 1915.
:MANNING. S. C., AUG. 30. 1916
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EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
It takes a poor promiser to
live up to his own promises.
E eery town has its human
side, but it takes a human to
People who seek to straddle
public questions usually get
whacked on both sides. Be one
thing or the other.
Occasionally, however, the
roar of our political candidates
is heard above that of the battle
No, we can't say. that we are
entirely unbiased as to the war
in Europe. Our sympathies are
distinctly with Americ a,
If all' sinners were suddenly
removed from this world we
would still have editors and a
few others left.
The fellow who considers him
self the Wise man of town is
generally rated by others as the
The vanity of some people is
equaied only by their vanity,
and you can always spot them
in any crowd.
Brains and energy mnakea
splendid team, but in smngle
harness neither is worth a hot
Villa has the happy faculty of
cutting off the ears of Mexicans
who refuse to join his band. But,
then, Villa is a happy old boy
yes, quite happy.
When every man adopts the
principle of voting for the bes1
fitted for public office we'll all
b~ gloriously in the running.
We believe in honesty, truth.
fulness, energy, perseverance.
home industries, home people,
and the prompt payment of sub
scriptions to this paper.
The fellow who trades at home
-never has to do his kicking by
mail. And then, on the second
thought, he has no reason tc
If the country is to be engulf
ed by a great railroad strike we
neutrals can at least have the
crowning satisfaction of cussing
both sides and everybody con
nary: We'll give a whole weein~
\subscriptions absolutely free os
charge to any person who wil:
supply us with a rock ribbed ani
gparanteed method of extracting
snorey from negligent, thought
less, iadifferent or don't-care de
fellows, conie on!,
ake this means
eration and pr
of bagging and
cotton for the e
3 purchased of
~iving our cust<
bject in opera
eed this year v
uch tor seed as
PARTY VS PEOPLE.
There is too much party and
too little people in our American
scheme of government. Party
rules and the people are ruled,
whereas the people themselves
should do the ruling.
Two distinct classes of peo- le
compose the voting populatiun,
those who vote blindly with
their party and those who pre
for the man of integrity and abil
ity. The latter are generally re
ferred to as independent voters.
The blind partisan gives but
little heed to the real a ualities of
the man in the selection of a
candidate. The one requisite in
his eyes is the ability to corral
When our primary laws were
enacted they were designed, or
at least it was said. to give
the people an opportunity to ex
press their individual preferenc
es in the selection of candidates
for public office.
But the law does nothing of
the kind. Under its provisions
the politicians are still in the
saddle and driving the people to
the polls almost as reientlessly
as in the palmy days of old.
But few men dare to aspire to
office without the 0. K. of the
political leaders, and men who
secure thbe endorsement of those
leaders are but too often subser
vient to the will of those leaders.
Political slates are made up
behind closed doors and in se
cret conferences. and the voice
of thle people is neither- desired
nor invited. It is ignored if it
The result is that when pri
mary day comes around the peo
ple, who fondly prate of their
sovereign rights, go blindly and
obediently to the polis and vote
their choice between crtain can
didates selected for the-m by the
That, in a nutshell, is the
plain reason why our high.
offices are filled from yeait to
year with politicians instead of
We repeat, there is entirely
too much party and too little
people in our misnamed republi
can form of government, or dem
ocratic form of government.j
whichever you prefer to termn it.
The professional politicians
are firmly seated in the saddles
of the par-ties and there they
will stay and rule with a ruth
less hand until the people them
Iselves muster up sufficient cour
age to thr-ow them out.
But will that day ever comer
THE COMMUNITY BELL WETHER.
-Every farmer who r-aises sheep1
knows what the above r-efers.
The "'bell wether" is the leader
Iof the tlock. He usually wears
a bell, and wherever he and his
bell go thither his flock obedi
ently follows. For good or ill.
to aftyorinto danger. wher-e
he eas teygo. If he hap
pens to be a wise old fellow his
followers profit by his wisdom,
but if he develop vicious and un
reliable traits disaster is ahnost
certain to overtake the flock.
Havei~ you ever paused to think
how like sheep arc we humans
in this respectY Look around in
almost any community and you
will easily spot the bell wether-.
And not only can you locate him
but a little study of local conidi
tions will invariabvr disclose to
lthe careful observer his true
l characteristics as a leader-.
If the community is prougres
- ive, pr-osperous. law abiding and
- happy, you may put it down
,that this state of affairs results
epared to give
CE IN PRICI
ties, we are i
;ame price we <
ir bagging an(
)mers the bene
ing ginneries i
Till probably ai
the price of p
'qualities are inherent in the
leaders of community life.
We know that many people
like to think and assert that we
are' all equal and recognize no
lad(ers, hut this is purely a fig
ment of tie imzuagiation. Nine
out of everr ten of us are too
busy with our own affairs to take
time to attend to the details of
community life. There are a
thousand and one questions of
public import that must fall to
the lot of some one who has the
time and the capacity to grapple
with them, and under such con
ditions community leaders are
developed. If, happily, he pos
sesses wisdom. coupled with a
spirit of unselfish devotion to
the interests of the community,
then the community is indeed 1
fortunate. But when he devel
ops vicious traits and an inclina
tion for self-seeking, then, like
the sheep, his followers are in
While, as we have said, most
of us are too busily engaged in
our own pursuits to assume
these burdens of civie responsi
bility, we yet may keep a watch
ful eve upon those who have as
sumed the burdens and assist
them inthe faithful discharge of
This we can and should do,
ever-y one of us. This is a pret
ty good old world, after all, and
safe leaders and public officials
can easily be found, and every
pubiic spirited citizen should
join the hunt.
STRANGER THAN FICTION.
Just why is it that some peo
pie always oppose the industrial
develpment of. this town and
Why i .it theyv use their in
luencei to thr-ottle ever-y scheme
that promises for the upbuilding
and commercial advancement of
What have they to gain per-1
sonally through such a course.
True, they would pay a few
cents additional in taxes, while
their pr-operty would increase as
many dollars in valuation.
One live citizen who has given 1
the subject considerable thought
suggests that people who op
pose local comnmer-cial. advance
ment have a seltish motive at
heart. He thinks they fear- a
loss of personial prestige through
the bringing into our midst of
nw blood and new industrial en
trpnses. He believes the r
a-fciomsts can see a possible 1
waing of their power- through
te intr-oduction of new and up
to dlate mnethods. and that rather
than retire to the r-ear- they seek1
to muzzle the griowth of the c-om
This may or may not be tr-ue,.
ut tihe fact remains that some
hidden mnened is constan ty
sekling to retard the commerciali
and industrial expansion of this~
community, and it is the duty of
eve-y wide awake citizen to seek
a solution to the mystery an d1
put an ead to it.
This town should advance
with the~ rest of the country,
State and1 nation. and to do so
we most have thle loyal co op~er
a tonf of all ci tizens.
The hiustli: dog always has
a lull stomach. while the Lazy
and imlifierent one eats whien he
has an opportunity.
Whlat class are you in?
we o'er one Hundred Dollars Reward for I
anyi case of Catarrh that cannot he cured b
Hals Catarrh Cuare. -
F. J..CH ENE Y & Co-- Piops.. Toledo, 0. 1
we. the undersi-ned, have known F. J. Cheney
for the last 15 years. and believe him perfectly -
honorable in a:I busiae's treasactions and ilnan
cially able to carry out any obli;;.ationis made by
W VEsT & Tanx. 4-o-lesale druegists. Toledo, 0. 1
wvALDLs(, IGNNAN M A ntN, wholesale drug
cists. Toledo. 0.
Halrs Catarrh Cure Ia taken internally. acting
directly upon the blond and mucous surfaces of'.
the westem?. Price T-,. per bottle. sold by all
prueists. Testimonials rree.
Hais F-amily Pills are the best
E ARE N(
to our friends
you the best
1 ties early
.s primarily to
roducts will ju
HOT WATER BED IS RESTFUL
Four Hours' Sleep in Bathtub Said to
Be Equal to Eight of Usual
Sleeping in a bath tub full of water
cept at blood temperature is claimed
)y some physicians to give the re
luired amount of rest in half the time
:hat sleeping in a bed requires, Pop
ilar Science Monthly says. In other
words, four hours' sleep in a bathtub
illed with water at the proper tem
,erature-and always maintained at
hat temperature-will result in the
xact amount of restfulness that eight
lours in bed will give.
The explanation is that warm water
:ompletely relaxes the nerves, which
>rdinary sleep does not necessarily do.
[he most difficult part of this treat
nent is in maintaining the water at a
:onstant temperature, and for the
>urpose of accomplishing the result a
niddle western manufacturer has re
:ently brought out on the market a
hermostatic water-control apparatus,
.which, as its name implies, maintains
he water at any desired temperature.
In practice, the patient climbs into
t bath tub filled with water, his head
rotruding through a hole in a rubber
3anket, which is strapped around the
ages of the tub. Water constantly
lows in at one end of the tub and
ut at the other.
For the harried business man, who
~ompains that his working day is too
hort, such a sleeping couch as this
hould have a distinct appeal. He
hould be willing to rest four hours at
2T FAULT OF CHILDREN
iany Reasons Advanced for Cases of
Truancy Reported in the Schools
of the Country.
The average public-school truant is
physical defective and has an ab
iormal blood pressure, equal to that
>f a man of twenty-five. This is the
:onclusion reached after a scientific
tudy of eighty typical truants in New
Only seven of the group were found
ree from physical drawbacks, which
he Investigators enumerate as fol
ows: Bad teeth, 73; poor vision, 17;
efectve nutrition, 21; trouble with
heir feet, 20; tobacco users, 60; alco
io drinkers, 19. Those who did not
reath right mnade up 10 per cent of
he 80 truants; enlarged tonsils, 10
>er cent; difficult hearing, 7 per cent;
eart ailment. 5 per cent.
As to high blood pressure among the
ruants, this was verified by examina
ion of inmates at the parental school.
[here the boys, on admission, almost
miformly show an abnormal pressure
which usually is reduced to the nor
al after two or three months' stay
n the institution.
According to the school authorities,
9 per cent of the pupils have some
hing the matter with their teeth.,
Truancy is due not only to physical
efects, the investigators found, but
s chargeable to poor digestion, crowd.
id classes, improperly trained teach
rs, lack of special studies and
:lasses and wrong home influences.
Early Breaking Down.
Apparently the most significant
esult of the various changes In our
ying habits is found in our declining
>ower to resist the strain of life on
he heart, arteries, kidneys and the
ervous and digestive systems, re
narks Science. Compared with past
ecades, the increase in mortality
'rom the early breaking down of
hese organs is very marked. The
ecords of the last census show that
he increase continues in the younger
t well as the older age groups. This
onts to the shortening of the valu
ble productive period of life. These
ndications are well attested. They
:annot be disposed of by the easy
>rocess of denying the statistics with
but investigation. Nor can the extra
>rdinary increase in cancer be ex
lained in this convenient way. The
~arly breaking down of these impor
ant organs points to a decline in the
ritality of our people in the mature
mnd most useful period of their lives,
Ld presents a phase of the problem
neriting the most careful study and
Open-Air Court of Justice.
The capital of Montenegro consists
>f one long street, in which stands
he Tree of Justice, under which the
ding dispenses law and equity in true
atriarchal style. No stranger could
>lck out his majesty or his family
rom the rest of the crowd. In daily
ife the Montenegrins are eminently
epublican. A group of three or four
nay be -een smoking pipes round a
able, or enjoying an evening stroll,
tl dressed alike, with gn arsenal of
mniveb and pistols in their belts, and
he universal "strogrca," or boat's-hair
lanket, over their shoulders. One is~
erhaps, the minister of war, the sec
md a tailor, the third a farmer, the
ourth the presidetut of the senate and
he ith the minater of fiunne.6.
that our Ginni
For the I
each office a
cotton will g
get a supply o
than ever befc
stify, and we s
TWO HABITS THAT ARE BAD
May at First Appear insignificant, But
Really Are Dangerous to
The practice of licking stamps and
gummed envelope flaps, as well as that
of sucking the end of the lead pencil.
is very unsanitary indeed. As every
one should know, the glue used on
stamps and envelope flaps is made of
refuse products, consisting of the bones
and hoofs of animals which may or
may not have been diseased. The
stamps and envelopes themselves are
made of all sorts of rags, which, in the
course of their transformation into pa
per, are handled by all sorts and condi
tions of people. We never know
whether it is a clean or dirty pair of
hands that has handled a stamp or en
velope just before we purchase it.
There have even been cases of poi
soning from the stamp-licking practice.
Fortunately, they are rare, but it suf
fices to say that the ordinary steriliz
ing process in their making does not
necessarily kill a form of germs that
are poisonous. The safest plan is to
moisten the gummed surfaces on a
small wet sponge and take no risks.
Children should be carefully warned
about the indiscriminate sucking and
chewing of pencils. This seems to be
a habit of childhood that is hard to
overcome. The lead in a pencil is poi
sonous,. and so is the point, and the
wood furnishes a convenient lodging
place for all sorts of germs.
PIES FOR THE ROYAL TABLE
English Cities Furnish Delicacies to
Embellish the Banqueting Boards
of Their Rulers.
Each year the city of Gloucester,
England, presents the king with a pie.
For many centuries, until the year
1834, Gloucester followed the custom
of expressing Its loyalty to the sov
ereign by sending him a lamprey pie.
In that year the custom was, for some
reason, suspended, but In 1893 it was
revived, and has since been contin
In 1897, the year of Queen Victoria's
jubilee, It was felt that some special
effort should be made to produce a pie
that would be a pie indeed. The
queen's pie was dispatched to her pal
ace at Balmoral upon a gold dish, and
was of a more than usually elaborate
character. It weighed 20 pounds and
was adorned with truffles, fine prawns
on gold skewers, and aspic jelly. On
the top was a representation of the
royal crown and cushion, with a scep
ter to which were attached streamers
of royal blue, and at the base were
four golden lions.
Ancient custom requires that the
town of Yarmouth annually furnish to
the sheriff of Norwich a hundred her
rings baked In 24 pies. The sheriff
conveys them to the lord of the manor
of East Clareton, who,in turn, sends
them to the king.
When You Have a Cold.
Give it attentiou, avoid expioure. be
regular and careful of your diet, also
commence taking Dr. King's Ne w Dis
covery. It contains Pine-Tar, Antisep
tic Oils and Balsams. Is slightly laxa
tie. Dr. Kina's New Discovery eases
your cough, soothes your throat and
bronchial tubes, checks your cold.
starts to clear your head. In a short
time you know your cold is better. lts
the standard family cough syrup iu use
over 40 years. Get a bottle at once.
Keep it in the house as a 'oild insurt
ance. Sold at your druggist -Ad V.
Youngsters Get Lessons in Salling.
The youngsters In several of the
New York schools have developed a
new sport which not only gives pleas
ure to them but Interests a large num
ber of spectators. They are forming,
yacht clubs for the sailing of toy boats
in the lake In Central park. The toy!l.
boats are constructed In manual train
ing schoolrooms and contain as many
features as possible of the !arge ves
sels from which they are copied. The
races for these miniature craft are
conducted with due regard to the reg
ulations governing the large yacht
races, which have become so import
ant a sport among American million
aires. A number of miniature yacht
races are already scheduled as a part
of the Fourth of July celebration of
several public schools.
If women only listened to men in
their choice of clothes, they would al
w-ays be "tailored" on the street and
In public places in the afternoon. There
Is no uniform in which they appear
that so pleases the masculine eye; but
the trouble is that the American wvom
an yields to the vagaries of fashions
that are set for thie French woman,
and very often, and in great mass,
loses her identity.
C A ST ORIA [
eries at Mann:
>enefit of our
full set of G
;, you can kno
rade before pu
f seed for oul
re in our hist<
olicit a large c
No doubt you are, if
you suffer from any of the
numerous ailments to
which an women are sub
ject. Headache, back
ache, sideache, nervous
ness, weak, tired feeling,
are some of the symp
to.s, and you must rid
yourself of them in order
to feel well. Thousands
of women, who have
been benefited by this
remedy, urge you to
The Woman's Tonic
Mrs. Sylvania Woods,
of Clifton Mills, Ky., says:
"Before taking Car dui,
I was, at times, so weak I
could hardly walk, and
the pain in my back and
head nearly killed me.
After taking three bottles
of Cardui, the pains dis
appeared. Now Ifeel as
well as l ever did. Every
suffering woman should
try Cardui." Gletabottle
New York's Great Bridges.
The first of the great bridges con
necting Manhattan and Brooklyn was
opened to traffic 33 years ago, May 24,
183. Brooklyn bridge was long con
sidered one of the engineering won
ders of the world, but it Is now but
one of five great structures which span
the East river. Work on the great
suspension bridge was commenced
early in 1870, and 13 years passed be
fore it was "ready for business." Al
though traffic over the bridge is sev
eral times greater than It was at first,
engineers say that It Is as safe as ever.
The Williamsburg bridge, the seconid
across the East river, was commenced
in 180 and completed in 1903. The
Manhattan bridge and the Queensboro
brdge were both commenced in 1901
and completed In 1909. The Hell gate
arch bridge, a railway structure span
ning the East river and now nearing
completion, is the heaviest bridge In
Your Bowels Should Move Once a Day.
A free easy: movement or the bowels
every day is a sign of good health. Dr.
King's 1%ew Life Pills will give you a
gente hixative effect without griping
and free yoursystm of blood po'isons,
purify your blood, overcome constipa
tion and have an excellent tonic effect
an the entire system. Makes you feel
like ivior. Only 25c at druggis's -
"I am bothered with liver trouble
ihouit t wice a year.'' writes Joe Ding
mnn Webster City, Iowa;. "I have
paos in my side and back aud an aw
frui soreness in my stomach. I heard
' Chamberlan's Tablets and tried
them. By the time I had u-;ed half a
otte of them. I was feeling fine and
xad o sig ns of pain.'' Obtainable ev
rv wh~re.-A dv.
ax-Fos, A Mild, Effective Laxative & Liver TonIc
Does Not Grips nor Disturb the Stwmachl.
[n addition to other properties, Lax-Fos
:ontains Cascara in acceptable form, a
its effectively and does not gripe nor
listurb stomach. At the same time, it aids
ligestion,arouses the liver and secretions
md restores the healthy functions. SOc.
WQA R' Dlsciiptive Fall
llU 11Seed Catalog
just issued, tells all about
Alfalfa and all
Grass and Clover
Seeds for Fall Planting.
Wood's Fall Seed Catalog also
gives full and complete infor
that can be planted to advantage
and profit In the late Summer and
Fall. It is altogether the most use
ful and valuable Fall Seed Catalog
Mailed free to Gardeners, Market
Growers and Farmers on request.
Write for it.
T.W.WOOD & SONS,
SEEDSEEN, - Richmond, Va.
ing and Snmt
ample of you
.tting it on the
mill at Mar
ry. We will a
hare of your]
Meeting of Executive Committee.
The Democratic Executive Commit
tee is hereby called to meet in th
Grand Jury room, a the court boue
Manning S. C., on Thursday Angu:
31, 1916. at 12 o'clock noon to tabulaI
the returns and declare the results c
the primary election. an-I for the tran
action of such other husinessas may b
necessary. All meinbers urged to b
present. S. O'iver O'Bryan.
August. 22. 1916.
The Best Laxative.
To keep the bowels regular the bes
laxative is outdoor exercise. Drink
full glass of water half an hour befor
breakfast and eat an abundance of frui
and vegetables, als-' establiish a teo.t
lar habit and be sure that your bowe
move once each day. When a m-d
cine is needed take Chamberlain's Ta
lets. They are pleasant, to take an
mild and gentle in efect.. Obtainabl
The physician can:ot cure the bodt
while the mind is Il at ease
From August 5th, 191
1911 suits from- old ones,
Don't fail to see my F
T. N. WILDil
AYNOR AND INt
WILMINGTON. N. C
Via Atlantic Coast i
Train leaves Manning 5:00 2
9:00 P. M. Fare
for the round trip; correspol
W. J. Craig,
Pass Traffic Manager.
To Wilmington, N. C
Traini leaves Manning
ton returning 9:00 P. M.
W J. Craig.
Pass. Traffic Manager.
Touring Cars and R'
e have at
t. all times
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