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THE MANNING TIMES
L Y. APPELT------------------------..-------------------Editor
F M. sHOPE-----------------------------------Business Manager
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1919.
ABOLISH THE COUNTY CHAIN GANG.
Representative Means, of Fairfield County, and Sen
ator Hugh McCutchen, of Williamsburg County, have in
troduced bills in the House and: Senate to abolish the
County chain gangs, take all convicts to the penitentiary,
and put them upon the public roads of the State under
the direction of the State Highway Commission.
For the maintenance of the convicts the bills provide
for a one mill levy. This will go on as State taxes. Each
County will be given credit for all convicts, and in this
way every County will get as much work as the number
of prisoners sent by it.
It is proposed to divide the prisoners among a number
of camps located throughout the State, and road build
ing -experts will be in charge of each camp. In this way
every County will obtain the services of men who under
stand how to build good roads.
We hope this bill will pass. It is along the right lines.
Over-head expenses in each County will be cut to the
limit; expensive road machinery will not have to be pur
chased by each County; guards will have charge of large
squads, and more and better work obtained at consider
able less expense.
Since the County chain gang was established several
years ago, the question of County finances has been a
problem. Almost all Counties are in debt, and we have
never believed the chain gang was anything but a burden
to the taxpayers. After paying for equipment, guards,
foremen, mules and maintenance of the prisoners, and
other expenses, the value of the work obtained was far
1o c 4 4.. a n
It would be interesting to know just what the gang
has cost the taxpayers of Clarendon Couhty in the past
ten years. Of course, the larger the gang, the cost would
be proportionately lower.
The people are demanding better roads. We believe
that the proposed legislation will give better roads at
less cost. Certainly, the roads could be made no worse
under the proposed scheme, and the cost would be con
siderably less. *We are in favor of a change. We hope
the bill of Messrs. Means and McCutchen will pass. If
it be found that it does not bring the desired result, some
other plan can be devised after giving this a fair trial.
* JEWELRY! ,
We carry Jewelry that has distinction
about it--in other words, gold work
and unique settings that you' cannot
1* find displayed just everywhere.
TIME proves the real commercial
worth of Jewelry and we predict that
the purchaser this year from our store
will return fifty years later, if able.
and do the same thing over.
There is value in good Jewelry
and we carry only the best.
W. D. LLOYD.
Next Door to Dixie Cafe.
It's a Positive F
We can help you with yoI
No matter what kind of a job. It may be r
niture, staining the floors, gilding picture fr
ings, enameling iron beds or bath tubs, paint
varnishing baby carriages and wicker ware,
wainscoating, mantels, window and door fra
and doors, preserving and beautifying piazza
ture, door and window screens. Making old
farm implements look like new and wear long<
We have a Paint for every purpose, me
lady friends are using with wonderful su
you more about it. Consult our PAIl
C. R. BREEDI
At The Manning Grocer
COLDS AN RLU
The New Perfected Calomel
That Is Free from Nau
seating and Salivating
Physicians or druggists will tel
you that the best thing in the work
for a cold, grippe or influenza, is Calo
tabs, the perfected calomel, that it
free from nauseating and salivating
effects. Doctors have learned that
other laxatives are uncertain pnd un
satisfactory for coka and grippe, but
that they can count on Calotabs, the
new calomel' that has all the livei
benefits and none of the sting, t<
thoroughly arouse the liver and pui
the system in ideal condition to throm
'off the.cold and prevent influenza anc
The best time to take Calotabs it
at the first sign of a cold. If yot
take it at the beginning you can cur<
a cold over night. One QalQtab or
the tongue at bed time with a swal
low of water---that's all. In the morn.
ing you wake up feeling fine with s
hearty appetite for breakfast. You
cold has vanished and you may con
gratulate yourself that you have pos
sibly prevented serious complications
for physicians tell us that neglecter
colds number their victims by th:
For your protection, Calbtalm ar<
sold only in original sealed 'packages
price thirty-five cents. Your druggisi
will supply you, and your money giver
back promptly and cheerfully if yot
are not delighted with this new forn
WHEAT PRICE HEARING
How Strike Situation Appears in New
Washington, Feb. 4.-Grain dealers,
exporters and millers today presented
to the House agricultural committee
varied suggestions for methods of
carrying out the government's guar
antee to producers of $2.26 a bushel
for' the 1919 wheat crop. All agreed
that the true market price, as deter
mined by world conditions, would drop
below the guaranteed rate and that
the government should make good the
differencee directly rather than by
maintaining artificially the higher
ADVERTISE IN THE TIMES
Notice to Contractors
Sealed bids will be received at the
office of R. B. Terreil, Mebane, N.
C., on the 15th day of February,
1919, noon, for the erection and
completion of a frame' tobacco sales
warehouse to be built at Manning,
S. C. Bids must be accompanied
with a certified check of two per
cent of the contractor's estimate of
cost, made payable to Terrell &
Satterfield, as a surety that the bid
der will give a satisfactory bond
within fifteen days after the con
tract has been awarded or forfeit
the certified check as liquidated
damages. The right is reserved to
rejiect any andl all bids. Plans and
sneci fi cations can be securedi from
R. B. TERRELL.
NOTICE TO CRtEDITORS.
All persons having claims against
the Estate of Mrs. Sallie McKnight
Clark, dleceasedl, will present them
duly attested. And those owing said
Estate. will make payment to the
undlersigne~d qualified Eecutors of the
G. A. Lemon,
E. R. Wilson,
Sumter, S. C., Feb. 3rd), 1919.-3t-p.
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[. THOMAS. Mana<
SUMTER, S. C.