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1. 1. APPELT--------------_Editor p
F. M. SHOPE.. ..Business Manager
ACCUSED CASHIER b
UNDER $5,000 BOND i
Federal Examiners Fid Shortage r
in First National Bank ofi
INSTITUTION NOT IMPAIRED
E. Curtis Mackey, Cashier, Arrested
and Given Hearing by U. S.
Lancaster, Feb. 27.-As a result of
investigations conducted into the'af-j
fairs of the First National Bank of I
this city by J. William Pole and G.
M. Trammel, national bank examni
ners, for the last ten days, an alleged
shortage in the accounts of the 'cash- I
icr, E. Curtis Mackey, has been dis- a
coveredl andi he has been arrestedc,
charged with embezzlement. Mackey
was taken before ,John T., Green, Untit
ed States commaissioner, and placed
under a bond of $5,000 for his applear.
anice at the Western District of South
When first charged with the defal- I
cation Mackey stoutly deniedI that
there was anything wrong with his
accounts and he was releasedI on a
nominal bond, since those concerned
all thought he was innocent. Later
,lt became clear that the matter was
more serious than was at first thought
and a demand for additional bond wvas
made and was compliedl with.
Admits Guilt, Say Examiners.
'rhe examiners started the examina
'tion on February 16, and immediately
4liscovered sonmething was wrong and
finally charged Ma -key with the
shortage, and the examiners state
that he admitted his guilt. The exact
amount of the shortage has not been
'determined nor has it been possible
to determine just how long the funds
have been disappearing, and Mr. Pole
states it will be necessary for a na..
Lional bank auditor to deternmine this.
A meeting of the directors of the
bank was held last night and IE. M.
(Oroxton was elected cashier.! Charles
D). Jones, president of the bank, in a
statement today says that after a
thorough examination of the bank,
netain discepancies and shortages in
just received a nice ling
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v Spring Hat or Suit, co
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u Want QUALITY,
lie only the highest cla
of Hart Schaffner &
SUMTER, S. C.
e account of the former cashier, E
urtis Mackey, had been discovered
1c exact amount of which could not
e definitely ascertained until a com
lete audit is had, which will begir
Bank Won't Be Hurt.
The solvency and stability of th<
ank is not in the least impaired, a;
has ample surplus and profits ti
ake care of the shortage. The di
ectors as individuals have voluntar
y oxecuted a bond guaranteeing thi
ank against any impairment of cap
tal or surplus.
Mackey started in as collector o
he .First National when it was or
anized in 1905, and by reason of hi
ersonality and splendid busin'es
bility, had risen step by step unti
e became cashier the first of thi
ear. No young man in the city en
oyed the confidence and trust of th
cople more than did young Macke;
*nd his character had been above re
roach. His conduct has never calle,
or one wordl of criticism and th
resent alleged revelation has bee:
severe shotck to his hundreds o
riends throughout the county.
We, the undersigned merchant:
gree to close our stores at 6 o'cloc
MN., excepting Saturdays, froi
vlarch 1st to Sept. 15th, 1917.
The Manning Grocery Co.
Plowden Hardware Co.
R. R?. Jenkinson.
The New Idea Co.
Manning D~ry Goods Co.
S. F. Walker.
Katzoff"s Bargain Store.
B. A. Johnson.
J1. H1. Rigby.
The Manning Hardware Co.
The 5-10-25c Store, Inc.
B. B. Bredin.
A be Goldstein.
Levi Mercantile Co.
Manning Furniture Co.
ro the Farmers of Clarendon Count;
You have been wvarned enough<
~he approacli uf the boll weevil, at
it is useless for mie to add anythin
~o the many warnings you have ri
~elved, but this Is to Inform you<
some of the efforts being takeni
ansIst you in maeting this evil (t
a of new
arx Suits .
me in and set our
n early, before the
boll weevil) which is going to face
you sooner or later.
Now is the time to get ready and
- one of the best and most paying
propositions is stock raising.
Those who have gone into stock
raising already have found the silo
the most profitable investment ever
made on the farm, but the expense
of buying farms to build silos of
concrete has been so great that it
has lsept many from undertaking it.
Now Mr. Farmer, I have secured
-the consent of the four Banks of Man
ning to purchase the farms and rent
them to the farmers at a very small
cost. This will enable you to build
-a silo that will last for generations
andl you can feed cattle miore profit
s ably with a silo than in any other
All who contemplate taking advant
-age of this in the next few years
will please write me, so that your
name wvill be on the list. Please state
-about when you will build a silo.
Yours very truly,
A. I. Barron.
The first quarterly conference of
the Pinewood charge will convene in
the Paxville Methodist church next
Sunday and Monday. At 4 o'clock on
Sunday afternoon Presiding Elder
Bayes will preach, and again at 10:30
o'clock Monday morning, after which
the business of the conference will
convene. We will be glad for a large
atteindance at each of these services.
M. B. Corbett.
Paxville, S. C., Feb. 26, 1917.
Soe the big Clara Kimball Young
picture at The Pastime Friday night.
Mr. J. M. Turbeville, of Turbeville,
transacted business in Manning Mon
LAXMOS is an improved Cascara
(a tonic-taxative) pleasm io lake
dIn LAX-FOB the Cascara Iilaproved by
the addition of certain ba ilsess chein
gicals which increase the en muncy of the'
.Cascara, making It better ti rn ordinary
gCascara. LAX-FOB is h ant to take
,and does not rpenor st.-. stomach.
*Adapted to ehlden as well as adults,
eJust try one bottle for cnstination. smc
$o cotted, Vegeta 'j . s
Nei Yok> eb ;l.tenon meit
it the proposed sale of rice by: the
nayor'n committee on the food itpply
ed to renewed riots and anti-high
rice demonstrations' by women today.
rwelve -arrests were made, and four
women sent to jail. aolice. were at
acked and butchers threatened with
heir own knives n:iei attempts, to
may boycotted vegetables and meats
Vere discovered : by womien 'pickets
ibout the store.
While 30 -open air mass meetings
ere called in different parts of the
,ity, Mrs. Ida Harris, president of
he Mothers' Vigilant League, led a
dne anti-rice demonstration in ' the
inancial districe. She carried a sign
"We Americans cannot live on rco:
Ne want foodstuffs to come down in
)rice. Speculators and robbe's will
tot survive by lowering the standards
>f American life."
Nearly 1,500 women met at 175
ast Broadway and passed resolu
ions refusing to eat rice. They de
ided to continue the boycott on
hickens, onions, potatoes and lima
>cans. Not a pound of these arti
les was sold anywher-.. in the affect
d districts, although prices were re
duced 40 per cent.
Although patrolmen were instruct
d to arrest women only where it was
mpossible to enforce peace by warn
ngs, rioting continued in many quar
era of the city. Slaughter houses
emained closed and grocery shops
ere closed guarded against custo
ners who wished to buy /"contra
Forty women entered the butcher
hop of Solomon Steinmetz in East
ourth street and threatened him
vith his cleavers. The police who
nine to his rescue were attacked.
wo women were sent to jail in de
ault of their fines.
More than 500 wonsen attacked a
lelivery boy who was carrying a
undle of chickens to Avenue C and
ourth street. The chickens were de
troyed and ten patrolmen were call
d to disperse the mob. Two women
vere locked up despite the efforts of
In Williamsburg the sight of two
vell-dressred women purchasing chick
ns in a butcher shop brought a mob
>f several thousand hysterical women
ipon them. The crowd mauled the
inlucky buyers and threw their pur
hases in the street.
Chicken on the East side was quot
d today at 20 cents a pound as
The famous story 1
tory of'the man who is
"Beating Back," Being t
For several years Al. Jen
ever infested the southwest. 2
he was finally captured and
Lion. After five years Jennin
State-4>nce the Indian Territo
How well he has succeeded may
Governor of Oklahoma. Jenn
every man. He shows fiow
can become useful and able
Released through the su
to Oklahoma, the scene of his
up again the life which he left
stacles which society sets aci
Finally, just ten years after
attorney of Oklahoma City, f
small vote-so small that me
as they report them there, a
his past, prison and all, until
.in the Saturday Evening Post
have since been published in
Ad mission, .lo n
sol at9 cnt a opnd, a ro f 0
agat 70 cents as oudNoFishas Onof
fered as the retailers closed their
shops and the wholesalers cancelled
Claims 4,998,500 Tons Sunk Since
Beginning of the War.
Berlin, (Via Sayville,) Feb. 26.
Merchant shipping aggregating
4,998,500 tons, belonging to Entente
and neutral nations has been destroy
ed or condemned as prizes by the
Central Powers since the beginning of
the war, it was officially announced
Apparently this covers a period up
to the end of January, 1917, only,
as no figures for February are given.
The official statement reads:
"During January last. 170 merchant
ships of hostile powers with a total
of 336,000 gross tons were destroyed
as -a result of the war measures of
the Central Powers. Of these ninety
one vessels, with an aggregate of
245,000 gross tons were British. Be
sides these fifty-eight neutral mer
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chant hs.tollin 10350 gross l
in cntaan fr* h .1enem ..
"The totl los i
chant ships. totalling 103,500 gross
tons were sunk on account. of carry
ing contraband for the enemy.
"The total loss in shipping for the
month was 228 vessels ith a total of
439,500 gross tons.
."Since the beginning of the war
4,357,000 tons of hostile merchant
shipping has been destroyed. Of this
3,314,600 was British.
Do you know why you have sick
headache, diabetes, neuralgia, rheu
matism and liver or kidney troubles?'
It's because you are being poisoned
by products of your own body. Your
organs of elimination are not work
ing properly. Waste material that
should be thrown out is being retained
to poison and intoxicate your system.
That could not happen if the bowels
were kept open with Granger Liver.
Regulator. This splendid preparation
is purely vegetable and non-alcoholic.
Demand Granger Liver Regulator at
your drug store-26c a box-and take
no other. There is nothing "Just as
ening Post. A true his
[ history of Oklahoma.
ean Vaijean of America
to gangs of train robbers that
he describes In thrilling fashion,
>icture of prison life Is a revela
cy. He went back to his native
struggle to live down the past.
ng mentioned as a candidate for
il for an equal opportunity for
and proves that men of his type
['heodore Rloosevelt, lhe went back
>n' his sleeve, ho started to take
and without flinching 'those oh
ceeded to build up a law practice.
eform campaign for prosecuting
blind, and lost In the end by a
ilected. "His campaign speeches,
It Is said. ''He'd tell them about
he mourner's bench." The stories
ittained such popularity that they
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