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The docket was very light this term
and only a few caies were tried. The y
following cases were disposed of and
court adjourned yesterday morning. t
State vs. John Evans, murder, not v
State vs. Holly Johnson, assault
and battery with intent to kill. Guilty a
of simple assault. Paid $100 fine.
State vs. Henrietta Gamble, as
sault and battery, not guilty.
State vs. Jas. Bethea, housebreaking
and larceny. Guilty; one year hard
State vs. Hilliard Nelson, petit lar- -I
cenv. Paid $100.00 fine.
The following is the Grand Jury
presenting. This body presents Gov
ernor Manning to show cause.
Presentment of the Grand Jury for r
the September Term of
To his Honor, Ernest Moore, presid
ing judge, we beg to report that we
have passed upon all bills of indict
ment handed us by the Solicitor.
The comittee on public schools re
ports that the schools are in fairly
good condition, but find that for some c
few schools, teachers have not been
The Committee on public buildings
reports that the recommendation of <
the Grand Jury at the last term of
court have not been carried out, but
the attached statements froni the Su
pervisor will explain why.
The finance committee reports that
to the best of their knowledge the af
fairs of the county are in good condi
The chaingang committee reports
that they find under the present man- 1
"agement the convicts and stock are be
ing well cared for, but that under for
mer management of Mr. Dargan Kel
ly several of the convicts were merci
lessly beaten, and we recommend that
such extreme punishment be prohibit
ed in the future. They further rec
ommend that warmer quarters be pro
vided for the convicts to sleep in dur
ing the coming winter. In our lahr
presentment we suggested that
smooth surfaced bunks be provided
for the convicts to sleep on, and these
have not been provided, and we ask
that they be immediately put in.
- It has been called to our attention
that Mr. Ed Gamble was recommendeai
by the County Board of Commission
ers to Gov. Manning for appointment
as rural policeman, said position be
ing made vacant by resignation of Mr.
.1. M. Peavy, and that the Governor
has not replied to the recommenda
tion, nor various letters adressed to
him by the Board in regard to same.
We therefore request your Honor to
issue an order to the Governor to
make the appointment or show cause
why the said apointment has not been
We thank his Honor for all courte
sies shown us-all of which is respect
JOS. S. DICKSON,
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NOTICE OF ELECTION (
The qualified electors residing in
Tanning School District No. 9 will t
ereby take notice that -i election I
rill be held at The Bank -f Manning, c
n said District, on Sat rday, Sep. 1
ember 20th, 1918, for the purpose of
oting upon the question .f whether (
aid District 'shall levy and collect i
n additional two (2) mills tax for i
chool purposes in said district.
By order of
F. C. THOMAS, c
E, C. HORTON, i
S. OLIVER O'BRYAN, h
R. C. WELLS,
'rustees Manning School District No. P
Manning, S. C.
September 14, 1918.
We must help clothe the Belgians.
end your garments to the Red Cross 1
Married last week in Sumter, Miss
tarine Hinson of Alcolu and Mr. C.
1. Spinks of Charleston.
All picture shows in the United
tates are being requested daily to
un "uch pictures as "My Own United
itates," "Lest We Forget," "Ameri
a's Answer" and a number of others
ow you have a chance to see "My
)wn United States," so do your part.
f you fail to see it, you'll miss a goofl
WILL CLOSE EARLY
Manning S. C., Sept. 23, 1918.
To keep in line with our neighbor
ng towns, and also to accede to re
iuests of our government in conserv
ng coal and lights for the winter
nonths, we the undersigned mer
hants of Manning agree to close our
tores at 6 o'clock P. M. each day, and
o'clock Saturday nights.
The Manning Grocery Co.
Manning Furniture to.
W. P. Legg,
Robt. R. Jenkinson.
Iseman Mercantil2 Co.
B. B. Breedin.
The New Idea Co.
H. D. DuBrow.
S. Richman. (Not to sell.)
B. A. Johnson.
Plowden Hardware Co.
The Manning Hardware Co.
'rho 5-10-25c Store, Inc.
S. R. Venning.
The People's Store.
LIEUT. A. C. DAVIS DEAD
'rominent Clarendon County Citizen
Lieut. Alexander Colclough Davis
lied at his home about three miles
outhwest of Manning, at an early
our Monday morning, after a brieef
llness, and was buried yesterday
norning in the city cemetery. He was
n the 46th year of his life, being a
on of the late James E. Davis, for -
ur price does
home and sev<
the graded sc]
"BUY WAR SAVI
umb*r of years clerk of court for
ilaren 01 County. He attended the
itd or a year or two and then
ook WUsiness course in Baltimore.
Ie wor ed for several years in the
lerk's ofifce and filled out the unex
ired term when his father died. He
vas a lieutenant in the Manning
guards at the outbreak of the Span
sh American war and was mustered
nto the service as first lieutenant of
ompany D., Second South Carolina
volunteer Infantry. In Cuba he had
harge of the quartermaster depart
nent of his regiment. After being
nustered out at the close of the war
e enlisted as a private in Capt. Saw
er's company, at Jefferson barracks,
[issouri. Capt. Sawyer immediately
nade him his first sergeant, and he
o served for many months in the
hilippines. There he was commis
ioned as lieutenant in the constabu
ary. After getting out of the service
e farmed a portion of the Davis es
ate, where he established a successful
oultry farm. At the time of his death
e was engaged in perfecting a stove
or curing tobacco, which bid fair to
evolutionize the tobacco growing in
'iT is survived by one brother, Capt.
V. C. Davis, of Manning, and two sis
'ers, Mrs. Esther B. Inabinet, of
Charleston ,and Mrs. Martha Mc
Wurray, of Black Mountain, N. C.
The deceased left as his sole and on
y heir. Archie I. Barron, Jr., and we
[earn the estate is very valuable.
NEARLY :3,000 NEW CASES
Spanish Influenza Continues to
Spread in Camps
Washington, Sept. 24.-Nearly
3,000 new cases of Spanish influenza
in army camps had been reported to
the office of the surgeon general of
the army up to noon today, increasing
the total number of cases to nearly
23,000. Deaths reported were 112, due
chiefly to pneumonia which followed
influenza. The total of pneumonia
cases was 390 for all camps.
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OLD F A L S E T E ET H
We pay from $2.00 to $35.00 per set
(broken or not). We also pay actual
value for Diamonds, ofd Gold, Silver
and Bridge-work. Send at once by
parcel post and receive cash by re
turn mail. Will return your goods if
our price is unsatisfactory.
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Just try one 50-cent bottle of LAX-FOS
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