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THE MANNING TIMES .
I. I. APPELT---------------------------------------------Editor
F. M. SHOPE-----------------------------------.. ._. Business Manager
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1917.
It seems all of the colonels are getting promoted except
our old friend, Col. John Barleycorn.
"Disarm," says the pope. By all means, but make the
other fellow disarm first. He started it.
We protest, howyever, that the proposition to conserve
used tin cans isn't fair to the goat.
A contemporary wants to know who took the "pot" out
of potatoes. It would be more instructive to know who
took the "eat out of wheat.
When a neutral country decides to enter the war on
the side of our allies, the next thing to be decided is the
size of the loan we are to grant her.
A new Jersey soldier, convicted of bigamy, has been
sentenced to serve a term on the French front. We had
no idea the New Jersey courts were so lenient.
That Dutch scientist who built a room with vacuum
walls to give him quiet, went to unnecessary trouble and
expense. Most any business house that doesn't advertise
could meet his need.
Through the investigations of the railroad war board
it has been discovered that the car shortage is on a par
with most of the other "shortages" in this country
ready-made for the occasion.
There is nothing strange in the claim of an European
scientist that he can make diamonds from chips. Many a
"chip off the old block" has turned out to be a diamond
in the rough.
Nashville, Tenn., which is "bone dry," has $50,000 worth
of contraband booze stored in the death cell in the county
jail, and old soaks of that city are wondering if a death
sentence would not be a blessing in disguise.
The fellow who will repudiate his obligation to his
country in this supreme crisis of its history will repudiate
any other obligation, it matters not how sacred. If he
will evade his duty to his government, he will evade any
other duty. If he permits "conscientious scruples" to
stand between him and a performance of his duty, his
conscience will work likewise on any other occasion as
well. He will bear watching.
There is at the base of most of the disloyalty evidenced
in this country, one of the basic principles upon which
this government was founded-freedom of speech. The
trouble, however, lies not with the principle itself so much
as with its erroneous application.
First we must realize, which many of our malcontents
have not, that thcre can be no such thing as absolute free
sp~eech. Theories and honest views as to the expediency
or .justice of proposed laws are perfectly p roper BEFORE
the enactment of such laws. The undisputed right of
the majority to rule imposes upon 'the minority, after
its enactment, the duty of absolute obedience. Any other
view of the matter tends to the destruction of the very
.fabric of free government.
In times of peace and quietness this view of the citi
zens' duty to government has always been liber'ally con
strued, and much r'eally treasonable criticism has been
p~assed over' and condoned. From this leniency there has
arisen in the minds of man~y unthinking per'sons an idea
that the right to express one's thoughts, no matter how
treasonable those thoughts may be, is one of the inalien
able rights of free men.
A little sober reflection will show the fallacy of such
reasoning. We have laws against murder, arson, rape,
and many other crimes. Would any dare raise their
voice against obedience to these laws? How long would
such a perVson remain at large?
But these, you may say, are vitally necessary. Gra'
but we will go further.
Taxes are levied, and all are required to pay...e
you the right to counsel resistence to the tax colleewr
or throw obstacles in his way? You may not approve
of the particular law under which the taxes are levied
and collected. You have a perfect right to seek to have
that law repealed, but NO right to seek to nullify it. It
is the will of the majority, and as such must stand until
repealed by a majority.
While the selective draft law was pending in congress
every American citizen had a right to raise his voice
against it if he felt so inclined. But AFTER its passage
NO person has the right to counsel or practice resistence
The rule is absolute. Its enforcement has not always
been strict; but this, as we have stated, was due to un
due leniency when the urge of public safety did not de
mand strict measures. Now, however, public safety DYE
MANDS IMPLICIT OBEDIENCE to the laws of the
land, and every loyal citizen will throw the whole weight
of his influence in the scale on the side of law and public
To do otherwise is to betray the government that har
bors and protects you.
Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes are4
absolutely guaranteed to satisfy you.
T a time when every dollar you spend ought
to be looked at twice before you part with
it, just remember 'that you ought to look
more than twice at what you're going to get for it.
Hart Schaffner & Marx have based their whole
business on the belief that all-wool is best for
men's ,and young men's clothing; that cotton
mixtures, though somewhat cheaper, are not
They have maintained a strict ALL-WOOL
STANDARD in spite of steadily rising costs of
fine wool, in the face of the clamor for cheaper
clothes. We know that the men and young men
of America, share this belief that ALL-WOOL
is best; is real economy.
Good clothes, like everything else, cost more
than they formerly cost, but if ALL-WOOL is best
and cheapest in the long run, you ought to have
it. It means more style, more service, more
satisfaction. It's worth the price.
In spite of tho war the weavers of England,
Scotland, Ireland and America have supplied the
wool goods for these clothes.
We believe we are upholding and strengthen
ing the call for economy in offering these ALL
WOOL clothes, with an unlimited guarantee of
The Hart Schaffner & Marx label in a garment
is the sign of ALL-WOOL and an absolute guaranty
of satisfaction; a small thing to look for, a big
thing to find.
Our other lines of Merchandise such as Hats, Shirts and Under
wear are all selected to correspond with the high call quality of Hart
Schaffner & Marx Clothes.
THE0O. J. CHANDOLER CLOTHING CO.
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