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MANNING. S. C., NOV. :2.1905.
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Six months-. . ---- ------..................... 7
Fout months-.............-................. 50
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ona Class matter.
We print in this issue a letter
from Mlagistrate J. H. Keels of
Paxville, which is intended to
explain and reply to the editorial
comments in our last issue in the
case against Henry C. Tindal,
charged with rape in a warrant
issued by the said Magistrate.
and upon this charge the said
Tindal was committed to jail.
Later the defendant was released
upon a bond of $500.
The Magistrate does not seem
to grasp the meaning of the com
ments we made upon this case,
but seems to think his holding
the preliminary in the office of
the defendant's attorney at Man
ning is the point needing an ex
planation. We incidentally men
tioned where the hearing was
held, but this was not important,
and really has nothing to do with
the case. A Magistrate in this
county has jurisdiction all over
the county and has a right to
hold his court where suits him
best, and if he was willing to
accommodate the defendant's at
torney there is no objection, and
he was not criticized for that.
It is not our purpose to create
public sentiment against the
party charged: but the crime he
was originally charged with is of
a nature that we think it against
public policy to let it pass with
out a most searching scrutiny
into it, Tindal was committed
to jail by Magistrate Keels on
the charge of rape, and it is a
matter of discretion whether a
preliminary is granted: but in
our opinion a Magistrate has no
power to reduce an offense from
one punishable with death or im
prisonment for life, in order that
the party charged may be admit
ted to bail. In the case of Tin
dal the only power to grant him
bail is under habeas corpus pro
ceedings before a Circuit Judge
or a Supreme Court Judge.
The law should take its course
fully, and if the State has not
the convicting proof, giving the
defendant all reasonable doubt,
the charge should fall and Tindal
be set free. Tindal was charged
with a felony ; the penalty is
death. The Magistrate granted
a preliminary hearing. The
place where it was held, and why
it was held there, does not mat
ter. And at this hearing,our in
formation is,the prosecution was
not represented by a lawyer, but
the defendant was. The as
saulted child, a negress about
eleven years old, under oath
charged the defendant with the
horrible crime, and the Magis
trate reduced the crime from an
unbailable offense to a bailable
onie, and this is what hae was criti
cised for. There is nothing in
Magistrate Keels's letter going
to show that the testimony for
the State at this hearing revealed
a lesser crime, but the Magis
trate says Dr. W. H. Reynolds
had examined the little girl and
" reported that no rape had been
committed." If Dr. Reynolds
was not at the preliminary hear
ing he did not testify under oath,
where he could have been cross
examined, and must have report
ed to the Magistrate privately.
We cannot see why what Dr.
Reynolds told the Magistrate pri
vately should have been taken
into consideration in this case, or
where the private report of Dr.
Reynolds gave the Magistrate
jurisdiction to grant bail in a case
where the party charged is com
mitted to jail for a capital felony.
We do not think it a safe ad
ministration of the law to accept
a statement from a physician or
anybody else outside of court in
such cases. If a man at Paxville
was charged with murder and a
man in the community was to
tell the magistrate privately,
that the man supposed to have
been killed was not dead, would
the magistrate feel warranted in
reducing the charge of murder
to assault with intent to kill, and
turn the prisoner out of jail on
bond, thus giving him a chance
to escape? Our contention is
that Magistrate Keels had no
jurisdiction in the case cf Tindal
after he was committed to jail,
and the only way Tindal could
obtain bond under the cir
cumstances, was through habeas
corpus proceedings. We hav e
'no desire to injure Magistrate
Keels or do him the slightest in
justice, but our regard for the
public safety is of more moment
than the feelings of Magistrate
Keels, and whenever he assumes
to turn loose upon this commun
itv a man who is charged with
such a grave crime, and we be
lieve he has stretched his author
ity, we feel it a duty we owe the
public to say so. and call upon
Solicitor to institute a searching
investigation of the case, so
that when the grand jury con
venes, if there is evidence to
warrant the original charge the
law may be satisfied by bringing
the fiend before a petit jury on
the proper charge. If he is
.capabl of cmmittin such a
dastardly crime, a bail bond
signed by two irresponsible
brothers, and a white merchant
of this town will not stay his
his lust, and he should not be
permitted to be at large in this
community. If on the other hand,
he is innocent a jury will say so
and set him free, but we don't
want such characters loitering
about here, and as a law-abiding
people, we rely upon the law to
give us protection, but what
protection have we, when mag
istrates assume a jurisdiction in
a case where he commits a party
for a death penalty, anid then
reduces the charge to grant bail.
It may be all a mistake, of
course: but to us it looks very
much like a new element has en
tered into the war that is being
wagedaround the price of cotton,
and thatelement is the great finan
cial centres of the world. Up to
1899 the total value of a cotton
crop was from $300,000,000 to
$400,000,000. This sum was con
ceded with fairly good grace. In
19Ld the figures reached
494,567,585. . That was an eye
opener. It paid lots of debts and
left the South in much better
shape for the next year. The
next year the receipts amounted
to $452,113,158. This was not as
good as the year before, but still
it was along the same line and
helped wonderfully. The figures
of 1902-3 were -49-2,402,263. By
this time the financial centres of
the world began to realize that
there was something doing down
in the Southern part of the United
States and they no doubt began
to marshal their forces to battle.
It was too late, however, to ac
complish many big things. The
cotton producers had already got
ten the situation in a sling, and
the next year they charged for
their crop the sum of $613,797,339.
Last year they made it $623,000,
000, and this year they are fight
ing for figures somewhere in the
same neighborhood. Of course
this does not hurt the country as
a whole. The prosperity of the
South is good for the whole
United States: but then a con
tinuance of this sort of thing
means a shifting of the centre of
financial power, and the elements
that have been in control are not
going to permit anything of the
kind if they can help it. We
think this has something to do
with the present situation. We
think that those who exercise a
predominating influence in the
control of the world's finances
are showing a disposition to stand
together as against the growing
power of the South, and their
activity is being manifested on
the side that makes for lower
prices. But, after all, there is
nothing especially discouraging
in the situation. The cotton pro
ducers are, as they should be by
this time, pretty well able to take
care of themselves, and they da
not have to give up their cotton
for less than they think it is
worth.-Yorkville Enhquirer.
It now seems that those who
thought Senator Tillman would
be lined up with the President on
" rate legislation " are mistaken,
if the interview we publish below
is authentic, and we have no rea
son to doubt it-the Senator re
gards President Roosevelt's po
sition on the railroad fight an
attempt to rob the Democratic
party of the glory of such legis
lation, which to our mind is a
confession of the unfitness of our
Democratic leaders. They will
oppose a measure which is in the
country's interests simply be
cause aRepublican President sup
ports it. The South has suffered
too much already from such na
row partisanship, and it is time
we had some statesmanship :
WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 27.
The one absorbing topic in connection
with the forthcoming session oft Con
gress among Congressmen, newspaper
men and newspaper readers at the capi
tal seems to be the railroad regulation
matter. The Senate Committee on In
ter-State and Foreign Commerce, which
met, talked and adjourned here last
week, has been somewhat in the nature
oi a 'skirmish before the light, which
promises to be a general engagement
and a prolonged one. Senator Tillman,
who is a member of the committee, left
for home last night to return some time
during the present week. He is full of
railroad and says that nothing to come
before Congress this session will be one
fourth the interest. In talking about
the matter with The State's correspond
ent at the train last night he said :
" There are so many phases of this ques
tion, so many complications. I have
letters and literature, not from any of
my people in South Carolina. but a
Georgia fellow sent me a whole lot of
stuff in which it was claimed that the
regulation of rates by the Inter-State
Commerce Commission would operate
to hurt the cotton mills of the South.
For the life of me I am unable to see
how, but he has a long argu ment to
show that it will. This is just an exam
ple of the efforts of the railroads against
the measure."
Senator Tillman was rather conser
vative in his remarks on this subject.
The question of State's rights is the one
uon which the opponents seem to be
bsing the hopes of defeating it. The
South is jealous; but whether it will be
guided more by sentiment or tradition
in the matter or by justice and its own
and the nation's interests is scarcely
open to doubt. The regulation of rail
road rates by the Inter-State Commerce
Commission is a Democratic doctrine
and was embodied in the Democratic
platform long before R~oosevelt took it
up. Says Senator Tillman: " But Roose
velt wants to get the glory for it. I
think this whole trip through the South
was to get the favor of the Southern
people-to get them to stand with him
and help him push the matter through
as his measure, letting him get the
glory, whereas it is the Democratic
partys declai-ed doctrine. But there's
no telling what Roosevelt's aoing to do.
He finked most cowardly and contempt
iby when it came to prosecuting the
railroad officials when Morton, a mem
ber of his Cabinet, was involved. He's
just as apt to flunk now when his friends
and allies among other railroad mnag
nates are involved."
Whoever gets blue ov-er mer-e trifles is
apt to paint things red to get over it.
He who waits for something to turn
The Williamsburg election is
to be contested by those favor
ing the retention of the dispen
sary, upon the technical ground
that the commissioners did not
file the required oath with the
Clerk of the Court. Such tactics
to defeat the will of the people
should be resented everywhere.
The grafters should not be
permitted to continue their
reign of impudence. There may
have been a: technical error on
the part of the Commissionor, but
the people should not have to
suffer for it, and to attempt to
thwart their wishes by trickery
will be paid back many fold, if
they are given an opportunity.
The people and not grafting
politicians, should rule this
Those who have been relying
upon the daily reports sent out
by the bull operators of Wall
street must now be convinced
that the Southern Cotton Asso
ciation has done a work never
before accomplished in the his
tory of the cotton growing in
dustry. Theodore H. Price, the
greatest of all bull operators,
the man who has made the
hardest struggle to force the
price of cotton' down, has at
last thrown up the spongue, and
announces that the next report
from the agricultural department
will indicate a cron of less than
10,000,000 bales, 'which means
cotton is bound to go higher.
The Southern Cotton Associa
tion has made this claim all
along, but Price would not have
it so. The Southern farmers
have won the tight, and their
victory will be greater than was
at first expected. We believe
12 1-0 cents for cotton will be
reached before the 15th of 1)e
cember, and those who are in a
position to hold will realize over
15 cents before March.
Mr. Price claims that the
present condition is due to sec
tionalism and politics, which to
our mind, is a confession that
politics and sectionalism has
robbed the Southern farmer of
their earnings for years past.
Politics has nothing to do with
present conditions. The people
have been fleeced all along, and
it was only through their intel
ligent business legdership that
they succeeded in smoking the
thieves out of the hollow, and
are now getting their just re
ward for their labor.
The following wail from Mr.
Price shows that he and his
crew are whipt:
New York, November 25.-Pursuing
the policy of frankness which I endea
vor to follow in regard to my operat
tions in cotton, I desire to state that I
have today covered the bulk of my
short inte'rest in the market. My rea
son for takine this action is my fear
that the fort'icoming estimate of the
Agricultural Department will indicate
a crop of under 10,000,000 bales. While
I personally, believe in a much larger
crop than this, and while all my study
of the question supports that belief, it
is idle to ignore the fact that the size of
the cotton crop has today become a
political and sectional issue, rather
than a statistical of a commercial fact,
and political forces are not amongst
those that I care to contend with.
LUca.s CCUNTY. *
FR.sx J. CHENEYT makeS 0ath that he is the
senior partner of the firm of F. J. CHENrEY &
Co., doing business in the city of Toledo, county
and state aforesaid. andthat said firm will pay
the sum of ONE HU'NDRED DOLLARS for
each and every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the uise of HALL'S CATARRH CURE.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my pres
nce. this 6th day of December, A. D. 1886.
J sEAL -Notary Public.
Halls Catarrh Cure is taken inernally and
acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces
of the system. Send for testimonials, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, 0.
Sold by druggists. 75c.
Hull's'Family Pills are the best.
What the Gins of South Carolina Have Done.
WASHINGTON, November 27.-Spe
cial to The Record.-The Census Bureau
has just issued its first statement by
counties, showing exactly how many
bales of cotton have been ginned in each
county to Nov. 14, 1905. Tliis is the first
time this has ever been done and will
prove exceedingly interesting to grow
ers in the State and others interested in
the cotton industry. The following fig
ures show what has been ginned in the
year 1904 and 1905 to November 14:
1905. 1904.
A bbeville................ ...... 27,734 25.717
Aiken ........................... 30.131 30.225
Anderson. ..................... 45,841 49.486
Bamberg......................20.089 20,995
Barnwe11......................37.8 38.115
Beaufort........... .......... 5,611 4.729
Berkeley..... ......... .... .... 13.058 13,615
Charleston..................... 5,262 7.3544
Cherokee....... .............. 11,09 -11,988
Chester..... .............-...- 9.9 18,962
Chesterfield. ................... 21 59 12.168
Clarendon. .. .... ..... - .4370 26.232
Colleon...... . .. .........--- 12.787 11,980
Darlingon....................2 4,255 27.588
Dorchester................... .564 8,856
Edgeield................ ......24 .092 23,167
Fairfeld. ..................... 2185 20.512
F lorence..................... 23.995 22.952
Gcorgetown...,................ 2.004 1.493
Greenville. .................... 29,439 31.860
Greenwood....................26.923 22.787
Hampton......................26,93 2?3787
Horry.. ....................... 16,080 15,280J
Kershaw....................... 5.525 6.737
Lancaster. .................... 16.056 15,806
Laurens................. --.-.. 17416 16,917
Lee................. -...... 23.29 29.593
Lexington .. .................. 16.284 16.296
Marion.. ...................... 36.952 36.201
Marlboro............-..... ... 38,506 33.852
Newberry.................... 3172 31.125
oconee.. ...................... 10,924 11,807
orangeburg....................61.74 71.991
Pickens. ...................... 10,948 11.050
Richand........ ............ 10.536 14.00)7
Saluda........ ................ 17.730 16,931
Spartanburg...................4.35~ 45.896
Sumter........................ 26.735 30.717
Union.. ....................... 14.367 14.304
Williamsburg ...... ...........20.,936 19.532
Y rk......................... 29,6 28.271
The Church and the W. C. T. U.
There are in this country, it is
authoritatively s t a t e d , about
18,000,000 Protestant Church
members, two-thirds of whom
are women. The W. C. T. U.
membership, W. 's and Y.s', is
about 300,000. Why is it, one
naturally inquires, that so small
a proportion of these 12,000,000
Church women is found in the
ranks of the white ribbon organ
ization ?
To discuss this question ex
haustively is not possible, or even
desirable: but we do venture to
suggest a partial answer, name
ly, that the true relationship be
tween the Churchland the WV. C.
T. U. is not generally understood.
And it may not be amiss to con
sider at this time some of the as
pects of that many-sided relation
First, and fundamentally, the
W. C. TT U is t
Churen. Thefactthatuthehurch,
through its varied religious and
philanthropic activities, was chief
factor in training its women for
the work of the Temperance Cru
sade and for that of the organiz
ation into which that movement
crystallized Church history itself
discloses. When thirty years
ago the evil of intemperance had
reached such proportions as to
alarm the Christian public. when
moral suasion methods had
proved inadequate and theChurch
found itself powerless to resist
the encroachments of the drink
traffic, the wives and mothers
rose to the emergency, and from
the very altars of the Church
went forth to the rescue.
A new page in the history of
temperance was turned. The sa
loon itself, not merely the victim
of the saloon, became the subject
and object of prayer, of appeal,
and of penalty. Moral suasion
for the drunkard began to be re
inforced by legal suasion for the
drunkard-maker. Out of that
experience was born the W. C. T.
U. Christian women of all de
nominations banded themselves
together in offensive and defen
sive alliance against the common
At first the 04hurch looked
askance at this remarkable and
precocious woman child, this new
and vigorous type to which it had
given birth ; but as the child
grew and waxed strong, i
c1aracter and purpose were more
clearly apprehended, the Church
saw in it its own legitimate and
withal most filial offspring. The
W. C. T. U. stands before the
Church and the world to-day a
triumph of Christianity, a living
Gospel commentary.
Second, this nineteenth century
daughter of the Church is the
inother's strong right hand, Like
every individual man and woman
the Church must minister to its
own day and generation. It ful
fils its calling by serving the
PRESENT age. Its duties change
and enlarge with enlarging occa
sions. "The greatest enemy the
Church of Christ confronts to
day," says a leading Church or
gan, " is not materialism, nor rit
ualism, nor deism, nor atheism
it is alcoholism. The demoraliz
ing, dehumanizing effects of
strong drink go further towrcr
vitiating and annulling Chsritian
effort than anything else. If the
manufacture and sale of alcoholic
liquors were absolutely prohib
ited the Church would make more
rapid progress toward the com
plete evangelization of the world
than it has ever done in all the
history of the past."
Do we not see, therefore, how
indispensable to the Church is
the W, C. T. U.? As one of our
own evangelists has put it, this
right hand of the Church is
thrust out with the instinct of
self - preservation to save her
own-her own because the whole
world of the Musaved is the in
heritance of the Church ; because
the money which should take the
Gospel to ail people is in the
grasp of the liquor traffic ; be
cause so many victims of vice
come from Christian homes and4
from the Sunday schools of the 4
Church. 4
It is said that for one person
converted to Christianity in for
eign fields liquor at home makes
one thousand drunkards. Drink
ing habits among so-called {
" Cristian " people visiting mis-4
sionary coasts are an increasingly
serious obstacle to Gospel work.
Among Mohammedons if one of
their number is seen drunk the4
common. remark is that he has 4
become a Christian. "Christ
brings fire-water," says the Mo
hawk chief-and thus does drink
everywhere bring reproach upon
the name of our Saviour. For
Church missionary work to be4
effective and its results perma
nent Christian temperance must
go hand in hand with the Gospel
in every corner of the earth.
This is the duty of the hour, of4
the new occasion,and what is so
valuable an instrument in its ac
compishment as the world-wide
white-ribbon organization with
its skillfully-manned and per
fectly-adjusted machinery: ?
Third, the W. C. T. U,, crowned {
with t hir ty y ear s of heroic4
achievement, may well be char
acterized as the advance guard of
the evangelistic host. Lifting4
high the Gospel standard it fear-4
lessly goes forward at a point4
where the Church hesitates-lies-4
itates because in the din and
noise of battle its Generals fail
to hear the command " Onward,
Christian soldiers, and still on-4
ward on the temperance line."4
Itis among the humbler followers4
of Christ, in ranks where ears
are not dulled by so close prox
imity to artillery, nor minds con-4
fused by the whirr of machinery
and allurements of power and 4
place, that the Supreme Leader's (
voice is first recognized.4
Christian Temperance ! Does
the Church-do white-ribboners I
the ms el ve s-realize what 4t
means as interpreted, not alone 1
by the pledge of our organiza- 1
tion but by its declaration of4
principles ? He who apprehends
the wideness and inclusiveness
of its aim will always acknowl-4
edge a company marching under4
its pure white banner as the van-4
guard of the Lord Christ's con-4
quering armies. In yiew of all
it stands for, the po cy of the4
W. C. T. U. can logically be4
nothing less than "Do Every-4
thing." Its departments _ MUST4
extend and multiply, and it fol-4
lows inevitably that through its1
work is hastened the day when'
the Church militant shall become4
the Church triumphant.--The4
Union Signal.
Anything that is unnecessary is dear,4
no matter: how cheap it may be.
Occasionally the string on a man's4
fnger only serves to remind him that1
We have just received Ten Thousand Cases of Heavy
Blankets and Comfort-, which we have been fortunate enough
in purchasing from a New York assignee sale, at rediculous,
prnes. We will endeavor to dispose of the entire lot within
the next
In order to accomplish this marvelous task, we
have cut and slashed the prices on the Bargain of
Bargains, and they will go at
We herewith quote a few of the snappy bar
gains, and one visit to our store will
900 Genuine Lamb Wool Blankets, goes at $4.39.
700 Genuine Lamb Wool Blankets, goes at $3,38.
700 Medicated Lamb Woo] Blankets, goes at $3.95
30 Lamb Wool Blankets, goes at ..........$1.95
200 Lamb Wool Blankets, goes at........... 95c.
100 Lamb Wool Blankets, goes at.......... .65c.
$2.75, Comforts, the best Percaline, cotton filled, from
Any Old Price.
Reember, one visit will convince the most
The New Idea
Where everlasting bargains are found abund
And inspecr my immense line of
Dry Goods, Notions,
Hats, Caps,.
Shoes, Clothing, Btc.,
That are daily arriving, it certainly will be to your
interest to do so, If prices and quality are of note
do not hesitate to say that I can please the most
]My Dres8 Goods ihopaiiil
Is filled with the newest and most fashionable goods
to be had. I will now enumerate a few of them:
Dirigo All Wool Venetians,
SikPoplin, Mohair, Mohair Florentine,
Sik Broad Cloth, Brilliantine,
Pebble Cloth and Dress Silks, Etc.
All departments in my store of general mer
chandise is filled with the newest and latest goods at
prices that will make for me strong and lasting cus
tomersYours truly,
In one of our show Windows you will
see a beautiful Hand-painted
China Dinner Set
Fourty-two Pieces, which will be given free
to any one of my customers who holds the
lucky number. We will give a coupon for
every twenty cents purchase made at our
store, which entitles the holders to a chance,
I at this Set. Don't forget to see it, and have
us explain, and if you are looking for
Bargains in.
of any kind, come to see us before you buy.
Money saved is money made. We especially
invite your attention to our Line of
. M.Davis&Co
Effective November 2', 1905.
Mied Mied. Pss. STATIONS. 342 o)5 Paso
A.M. P.M. P.M. P.K. A.K. P.M.
10 15 3 00 7 45 0. Lv...........Alcolu ............r 25 4 00 8 30 11 20
10 20 3 05 7 50 2 ...........McLeod*.............. 23 3 40 8 15 11 05
10 25 3 10 7 55 5.............Harby*....... 120 3 35 8 10 11 00
10 30 3 15 8 00 7.............DuRant*...... 18 3 30 8 05 10 55
11 00 3 45 8 20 12............Sardini....... 13 3 00 7 35- 10 25
11 10 3 55 8 25 14............Gamble............. 11 2 50 .730 10 20
11 15 4 00 8 30 15 .............Beard*............... 10 2 45 7.25 10 15
1125 410 835 17 .............Gibbons*............. 8 235 720 1010
11 55 4 40 9 05 21............Hudsons* ............ 4 2 15 7 00 9 50
12 45 5 30 9 30 25 Ar........Bethlebem..........Lv 0~ 2.0 6 45 9 25
P. M. P. M. P. M. ''P.MK A.M. PMK
* McLeod, Earby, DuRant.Beard, Gibbons and Hudsons flag stations for all trains.
Monas No. 3. .Tuerdas No. 4.
WdedyNo1. Wdeay.No..
TFrsdys N. . Sturdas No.24an .
Srlays, No..
G. F. & P. A. Superintendent.
President. Vice-President. Sec.-Treas.
Live and Let Live.
For dry goods. go to a dry goods store.
For shoes, go to a shoe store.
* For groceries, go to a grocery store.
For medicines, go to a medicine store.
For HARD WARE and its kindred articles,
Paints, Agricultural Implements, Pumps, Pipe,I
Stoves and Stoveware, Harness and
Saddlery, Crockery and Glassware.
We have them all.
Our long residence in the county is our guarantee of fair and
honest treatment of our customers.
We have recently associated with us Mvr. J. M. Plowden form
erly with the Dillon Hardware Company, who thoroughly under
stands the hardware business and will take pleasure in giving the
S. RNS IEVRING, Jeweler.
... Dealer in...
I make a specialty of WEDDING and HOLIDAY PRES
ENTS and always carry a handsome line of
adSilverware, Hand-Painted China, Glassware
adnumerous other articles suitable for Gifts of all kind.
All Watch, Clock and Jewelry Repairing done promptly and
Lev Bick

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