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MANNING, S. C., APRIL 7, 1915
Dr. Hess's
Horses, Cattle and Hogs.
Panacea makes hens lay
and poultry .healthy.
Instant Louse Killer kills
lice, fleas and ticks.
Give it a fair trial accord
ing to directions and if not
satisfactory your money re
i "Everything Good.to Eat."
Mr. Foik of Denmark spent Easter in
Read the statement of the Bank of
Pinewood in this issue.
Mr..Dan Hydriek of Spartanburg was
a visitar to Manning lUst week.
Little Ashley, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Rigby is ill with pneumonia.
Sheriff Gamble has had to go back to
the hospital to have his wounds looked
Died in Greelyville last Monday
uight. Mrs. J. E. Keels, aged about 50
Governor Manning has appointed Mr.
W. E. Jenkinson of Kingstree on the
Bard of Pardons.
Married last-Monday at New Zion,
Mr.-Levi J. Morris and Miss Carrie
Anne Hagen, of Abbeville.
Mr. and Mrs. S. I. Till of Sumter,
spent Easter Sunday with the famly of
Mr. W. P; Leggin Manning.
Hon. . J, Watson, Commissioner of
rclture and Inustries, will deliver
an address In Manning an the 12th,
Mrs. T. L Bagnal, of Manning, was
*ealed to the bedside of her sister. Mrs.
Roper Pendergrass, at Florence last
Mr. Thomas Nimmer has been con
ened to his bed for the past week,- but
we are glad tolearn he is on the road
Died ar,-s Boie in the Morrisville
s eedlon of Wiimsbrg, Mr G. K.
itehm, egadedon~ oftheoldest
-eng IWillamsburg county.
Thid board of health of the town of
Pinewood. S. C., has received and is
furnishing to its citizens free, .Disin
fectant's, to beused 0n their premises,
durisgga(clean up) week throughout
Died yesterday tnorning, at her home
sans-ve mailes westiof Manning. Mrs.
Elizabeth RidgGi, wife of Mr. J. Henr
RidgiDi, aged 54 years. The funera
acok this afternoon as Home
The travelli men are greatly please
with the renewal of the system which'
*permits the railroads putting into oper
a*Son the interchangeable mileage
book. There will be no more hollers
from the knights of the grip.'
Rev. W. H. Barnwell~ rector of the
Episcopal church wil hold services
- next Sunday morning at 11:30 in Pres
byterian church as Pinewood. The
Holy communion will be celebrated at
thlaaervice. Public invited.
- Itw~ilbevgatifyin to the friends of
Bennie M. Gibson to learn that after
having undergone an operation at the
Columbia hospital for appendicitis that
he has returned homie considerably im
proved, although he is still weak.
Died near Trinity last Thursday
hight, Bernice Lee, the thirteen-year
-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manning
Lee. The funeral took place in the
Manning cemetery Friday. The Rev.
0. p. Watson, pastor of the-Methodist
church, conducted the service.
Comptroller General Sawyer has
sent out the pension money to the sev
eral Clerks of Court. The amount for
Clarendon is se,027,50, and Clerk of
Court Barron Is now ready to distrib
ute the same. The list of pensioners1
arrived too late for us to get it in thisi
.ThisIs to notify all those interested
in the declamation contest for the
Manning group, that on account of the
very bad weather last Saturday, the
event was post-pond just one week.
We shall expect the contestants next
Saturday morning at ten o'clock. D.
B. Riser.
There will be a dance at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Richardson, near
Summerton, Friday evening, which is
1eoked forward to with much pleasure.
The Times editor acknowledges an in
vitation to be present, but other en
gagements will prevent the pleasure,
and besides, Father Time has enjoined
him from ever again enjoying such
There were several farmers in Man
ning last Monday wbo expressed a de
sire to have Hon. John L. McLaurin to
come to Clarendon to address them,
and weare quite sure that if they write
him at Columbia he will arrange a
date for this county in the near future.
At present he has a number of engage-I
ments to address farmers in the upper1
tier of counties.
The committee in charge of the
chautauqua to begin in Manning next
Monday has invited State Warehouse
Commissioner John L. McLaurin to di
liveran address in Manning Monday.
This should be an incentive for every.
farmer and business man in the county
to he present, as Mr. McLaurin will
have a a message that is of importance
to the cotton growers generally.
Mr. 3. T. Stukes of Manning, has in
bis possession a newspaper which is
100 years old. It was published in
Georgetown, S. C., July 1815, and was
named Georgetown Gazette and _Mer
cantile Advertiser. The paper is ad
dressed to "Joseph Stukes" the grand
father of the present J T. Stukes, and
the great grandfather of the Times
editor's wife. There are a number of
documents chronicled in the sheet re
lating to the French revolution, and
the papers of Napolean. Is would be a
good thing to preserve this newspaper
iu a glsas ase in the Manningr library.
Governor Manning has put the crimp
on prize fighting in Charleston. A
bout was to have taken place in that tha
city last night, but upon the order of t
the Governor, Sheriff Martin notified
the projectors and it did not come off -o
The only other time such an event was we
attempted in this State was stop- of t
ped by Governor McSweeney. The afU
law is very positive against this brutal ap;
sport. law
Mr. F. Earle Bradham, formerly con- sig1
ected with the Allendale Enterprise, law
and recently with the Jasper Herald. per
bas made a business connection with ma:
he Rev. L. D Bass, and will publish froi
tt Florence The Commonwealth. Mr. we
Bradham is a Mannin1,ite, and a grad- he
2ate of Wofford college with several ern
Fears of newspaper experience. We pos
wish him success in his new field of cou
abor. Ine
A junior B Y P U was organized at mu
;he Baptist church last Sunday after- len'
2oon. The Following officers were no
Olected: Leader. Mrs. F. 0. Richard- add
;on; president. Isabelle Thomas: vice- the
)resident, Allen Harvin; secretary by
Aary Ansley; chanster, Daisy Barri- foil
2eau; librarian, Pearle Rawlinson; our
reasurer, Manly Holladay; captains,
slenn Harvin, Ruby McElveen, Allen ao1
Earvin, Mildred Johnson.
Miss Katherine Richardson requests
2s to announce- that there will be a un
parade of the Corn and Tomato Clubs tru
Af this county in Manning Tuesday of
l8tb,at 11 o'clock a.m. Miss Richardson res
prides berself, and not without merit, ant
,bat she is doine a great deal of prac. Ac
deal good in this county, and she is so tr
well satisfied with the results of her of
abors that she is anxious to share her in I
joy with the people from all over Clar- tha
don, and on next Tuesday she pro- be
ses to exhibit the young hopefuls and g0c
iheir work.
There will be three days of pleasure .
in Manning beginning Monday 12th jecl
nst.. and ending Wednesday 14th, un- sit3
ler the auspices of The Booster Club
Festival. There will be lectures, con
*erts, impersonationsand various other
mntertainments. Col. E. J. Wat- tO S
on of Columbia. will d e i v e r
m address Monday morning at
10:30 which will be of special interest Ho,
6 the farmers. There is no man in C
;he South better prepared to give in
aruction to farmers than this gentle- you
nan. He has made a study of every "T4
>hase of agricultural life. and it is in- nes
leed a compliment to the projectors of don
he chautauqua to have secured this out
sy man for this occasion. We can the
with all si ncerity say to the people of I
3arendon, the farmers especially, it whi
will pay them handsomely to come to the
Wanning to hear this entertaining and roa
structive speaker. ed
Willie Bethane's Last Chance a Court. J
to t
The United States supreme court has 1
landed down a decision in the case of ed 1
Phe State of South Carolina aeainst lati
roe Malloy,- convicted in the Marlboro froi
=ourt in 1910, and sentenced, to be con
langed, but between the date of his sue
:onviction. and the date set for his exe- pay
suton the legislature changed the I ci
node of punishment from hanging to this
.lectrocution. His attorney appealed ing
a the United States supreme court on the
he grounds that he could not be legal- bee
V executed as he was sentenced to be froi
inged and not. electrocuted.- This mai
mase is of more than ordinary interest tire
a Clarendon county, because the case tha
if Willie Bethune several times tried stri
ad convicted for the murder- of Mr. G
Ben Mims, has also been carried to the rat]
pase court on-practically the grounds aris
>f appeal. Our information is that the T
ittorney for Beahune -agree with fhe the
ttoney General to let his case go cola
ilong with the Malloy cate, if a new oth
rial was granted Malloy, he would ask ben
or one one for Bethune, but if Malloy my
ot it would be useless to further in- ed1
aist for .Willie Bethune. So we leg!
ssame that Willie Bethune's only the
ope now lies with the Governor of alot
south Carolina. either granting a com- nee
nutation or pardon. Hie will be taken frec
efore the Judge at the next term? of ple:
ourt whowill sentence him to be elec- tha
rocted. The sentenecing Judge has Act
lo disretion inthecsse, and must im-F
mose the death penelty.
This case has run the gamut of the wha
oorts for a long time, but it has now tho
eared its end. It has cost this county in
great deal of money. but that should at I
aot be taken into consideration where kiee
life is at stake, even tho' the life -be S
hat of a negro who killed a white ti
nan. What is demanded -however, is danI
ustice, and the highest court of this dot
treat governmnent has decreed that su
ustice has been done in this, and the ver
nalloy cases which was before it from for
outh Carolina.
- ~ Wafted Home owa
Die8 at 2:30 last Friday mornmng, thi
Bernice Lee, the youngest daughter of Ac
rn. and Mrs. J. M. Lee. Her healthtr
lad been on the deline for severaltr
nonths prior to her last illness. She ne
leveloped a, case of pneumonia of a very ta
nalignant character which caused her sen
leath within one week.
The funeral was conducted by her ty<
astor, the Rev. G. P. Watson, on Sat- sai
rday morning at 11 o'clock by the any
rave in the Manning cemetery, where re
ihe was laid torest- tax
Bernice was in her thirteenth year,
md was a consistent member of the
Manning Methodist church and Sunday per
School. She was a bright little Christ- e
ln,.always pleasing .and cheerful in
the home, and her you,thful death has t
made a vacancy that never can be filled. an
We extend to the bereaved parents, ln
isters and brothers, our heartfelt sym-rc
pathy, and mourn with them. God only ile*
knows best when to call one of His own WOI
bome, and when the death angel comes out
to our homes for one of His jewels we .T
hould feel it a blessing to know that wil
He has a nobler work for them to do, coil
so let us try to r' 'ize that as we part thi
with the loved one. and friend, she has do.
gone a little while before us, walking
the golden streets in the New Jeru
salem and is now celebrating the great
est event of her spiritual life.
"Little children, little children,
Who love their redeemer,
All His pure ones, all the bright ones,
Eis loved ones and His own; .
Like the stars of the morning, in
His bright crown adorning, Re
They shall shine in His likeness, Ap)
Bright gems of His own."
Honor Rol-Jordan
First Grade. in
Joseph Brunson hoi
Wesley ThompsonEl
Irma May Burnett .El
Virginia- Lowder
Second Grade.
Thomas Sprott ona
.Fourth Grade.
Willie Graham
Fifth Grade: w
Lucile Rawlinson 'the
Eugene Plowden en<
Seventh Grade. h
Paul Graham 5
Eighth Grade. m.
Sue Plowden Pe
Lillian Bradham S.
Ninth Grade.
Leona Ridgill
David Bradham af
William Bradham -rai
Fred Rawlinson Pa
Coa Thompson Da
Tenth Grade.
Loroine Thompson FC
Julius E. Clark,
Who Is It That Say lay ?
'he readers of The Times will recall
t an Act was passed to require the Mr. I
-resident owners of autb trucks to Ed
a license into the county treasury Dear
lo business in this county, and that In'
have been urging the enforcement undei
his law, thinking of course, that gave
,r its passage the Governor had uable
roved it, and that it is one of the answ,
s upon our statute books, but it from
ns Governor Manning has not yet strair
ied the Act, and therefore it is not your
until he does. Whether he will In yO
mit this Act to become a law re- the v,
ns to be seen, however, judging self a
n what he savs in his letter which Coun1
publish herewith it is evident that requi
s considering not to do so. Gov- in bot
or Manning adds to his let:er as a the 14
script. "Have requests from your say, 1
nty not to sign." We cannot imar- and ii
why any citizens of Clarendon reaso
ild make such a request when it chall(
it appeal to them that they are As
ling their aid to non-residents and Bank
-taxnayers having the privilege of of fig]
Ina to the taxpayers and residents only 1
cost of repairing the damage done you :
.hose who pay no taxes here. The ExMau
)wing is the Governor's letter, and Our I
reply thereto: into (
Columbia, April 1, 1915. a
i. Louis Appelt, over
Manning, S. C. make
Dear Senator: -
I have before me yet enjoy
igned, the Act "To prohibit auto thi o
:ks doing business in the Counties
Liken, Clarendon and York by non- ter I
dents, without first procuring an deavo
ual license therefor." I note this eav
,puts a license of $100.00 on each some
sk doing business in Clarendon and at a
50.00 on each truck doing business going
Liken and York. It seems to me want
t the result of this Bill is going to papet
:o prevent trucks from delivering fhat
ds in your County and to cripple forCo
ditions rather than to cause any hod d
efit to arise. are o
'lease point out to me what the ob- kn
, of this Bill is and wbat the neces amen
for it is.
Yours very truly, mind
ave request from your County not y
in. accor
fend :
Manning, S. C.. April 2. 1915. about
i. Richard I. Manoning, Governor. up no
olumbia S. C. jure
Dear Governor:-! have serioi
rs dated April 1st, relating to Act newsl
> prohibit auto trucks doing busi- purpt
in the Counties of Aiken. Claren- here?
and York by non-residents, with- ernor
first procuring aa annual license quest
refor." prese
ese auto trucks are very heavy, C. Br
n loaded they weigh several tons, 'you I
complaint is that they cut up the get e
is and damage the bridges: a load- er px
,ruck running at the rate of 15 or you?'
nty miles an hour striking an ordi- if t
y wooden bridge loosens it at eyerv tleme
it and therefore makes it dangerous deep <
he travelling public. stock,
'he County Commissioners request- of sue
he delegation to secure some Jegis- tative
on for the protection of the County Yoi
n these road locomotives, that if we derst
Id not prohibit them, to impose may ,
a lice'nse as would at least help to croac,
the cost of .repairing the bridges. matte
6not understand why any citizen of ets ar
Countyshould write you request- attem
you to withhold your approval of order
Act, unless it be some who have perso
n solicited by the owners of trucks of bu
n Sumter, for since I came home does i
iy citizens have expressed their en- both I
approval of the Act and the hope gets
our offeers would enforce the law Your
tly. 'one-I
overnor, as to "cripple conditions by la
ier than to cause any benefit to inch.
e," I cannot see it so. have
be goods sold and delivered by ten ec
se trucks consist mainly of Coco- stand:
. Chero-cola. Pepsi-cola and other more
er soft drinks, (bottled) of doubtful pense
eft to the welfare of tbe masses; in our I
opinion, they are sold and deliver- stock]
o many who are not engaged in a nothi
imate bnslness, especialy during here
cotton picking season-little shops tional
ig the road, some of which are sus- contr
ted of being blisd tigers, and'are priva
uently run by negroes. I would be been
sed to know who it is in Clarendon pect
has requested you not to sign this cialr
.but w
..and y
ersonally I have no tnterest in it Ye,
tsoever, but, I do think it just that hacke
e who sell and deliver such god one c
xtraordinary heavy vehicles should and a
east contribute toward the cost of see n<
ping our bridges repaired. fight,
ould one. of these tremendous any
~ks break into a bridge and it was Had1
iaged the owner would, I have no him]
bt, involve the County in a damage been
,and if he succeeded in getting a nothi
2iet the taxpayers would be mulct yo,
that much. argut
he trucks which run over this coun- when
ome from Sumter, and I know the.t this d
action to this Act is made by their self
ers, however, this should have no rathe
ring upon the merits or justice of that]
Act-.it is either a good or had direc
a and the Counties named therein cause
,ugh their Representatives felt the the y
d of such an Act.or they would net bin
en up the time of the 0.neral As- -7ou
ing n
bly wIth it. Such
he trucks whic~h run over this coun- notic
ome from Sumter as I have already cussi<
I but this action was not taken in I ma.
spirit of opposition to Sumter. but twen1
Ily for the protection of Clarendon's our y
payers solely. ~ them
lsuch heavy vehicles are to be to thb
mitted to cut up our roads and conti
ken our bridges thereby jeopard- not a
e their safety without contributing fiden
he expense of making these roads d esir
bridges safe for the general travel
rpublic, then in my opinion, a non- to
dent, and a non-taxpayer has a priv ig'
9e which a resident tax payer.
ild not be permitted to enjoy with- ttl
proest. argui
therefore sincere'y hopr that you ~
I allow Clarendon the privilege of cussi
eting from non-taxpayers some- an ill
2g to help repair the damage ihey as I
With much Respect ..us lo<
I am Yours &c,. had t
the f
'or Sale-One Hudson Touring Car, ingt
good condition, and price right, give
tson for selling, have too many cars. youa
ply to Julien Weinberg, Manning. ious
on't forget the big concerts given pub
Ihompson's Hall for colored people. th
Ink King, Manager,.i
I '
'OR SALE-A few Colonies of Bees in efi
frame hives. Will give each pur- ty to
ser one section supper for comb settit
ey. Price per Colony, $7 00. R. S. ple o:
iott, Silver, S. C. Alt
Vanted-Salesman and collector at App
'e, to locate at Manning. Singer shou
ring Machine Co., Sumter, S. C. ed b
will give free, one sitting of S. C. sistit
ite Leghorn eggs to any member of Act,
Corn and Tomnatoe Clubs in Clar- putn
Ion county, that will guess nearest even
number of chicks I will hatch from Yo
0 eggs, now in my incubator. All bein:
sses to be made in writing by 2 p. peals
April, 13th. Hatch comes off on 14th. to me
Sama Pouity Farm, Davis Station, broti
C. coun
Vill furnish White Leghorn eggs to after
sw reliable farmers to hatch and upon
te on shares, natural hatch only, diced
ties to call for the eggs. A, C. ing
vis, Davis Station, S. C. chart
R SALE-One Brush Car, known fo
s the ."McRoy .Car" 850.00 cash. righ
pply to S. I. Harvin, Manning S. C. that.
Would fave Us Bring Suit.
April 5th, 1915. e
.ouis Appelt,
itor Manning Times:
last week's issue of your paper,
the caption "It is the law," you
nearly three coiumns of your val
editorial space in an effort to
Ir my letter, and went so far afield S
its subject matter, that I feel con- v
ied to trespass once more upon b
kindness and the public'sipatience. si
ur caption you assume as a fact s4
ry point in issue between your- p
nd at least three Banks of this C
ty. You say 'your ameudment T
ring us to publish our statements E
h papers and give you one half
gal rate ther,-F r is the law;' we d
n our judgment, it is not the law, s4
a my former letter I set out my w
as for so believing, and practically a
inged you 'to show me.' fC
we expected. and as we wrote the s<
Examiner, this is not your way g
ting, and a!though you are the
mterested persou in this matter, v
wrefer to hiae behind the Bank
iner and let him do your fighting. fc
3ank again challenges you to go C
ourt and make us publish our
nents in your paper. and if you is
s, we will feel so much better
it than if the Bank Examiner oi
s us come across; at least we will E
the fight so much more.
en our Bank contends you are
ily interested person in this mat
am not unmindful of the fact
n your editorial upon me you en
red to convince the public that
of our stockholders and the public ti
ge had a right to know what was
on in our Bank, and therefore M
d to see the statements in your b
. A complete answer to this. is
,he public now gets the same in
.tion the public gets in every oth- w
unty of our State, and every stock A
tr of this Bank knows our Books .
pen to him at all times. But you
,and I know, that when this e
ment was conceived in youe
you did not have our stockhold- cJ
- the public in the back Side of s
head. save as an argument to use
the members of our delegation to
plish your purpose, and to de
yourself with if taken to task
sueh pernicious legislation. Own 0
w; if your purpose was not to in-.
a competitor who was making
is inroads into your profits In the
aper business, was not your real
se to get even with some one
Else why did you tell the Gov- L
,when he had before him the LA
ion of vetoing tuis Act, in the c
nee of Messrs. Joseph Sprott. A.
adham and J. K. Breedin. that t
had this Act passed in effect to n
ven with Jake Weinberg and oth- g
rsons here who were fighting h
bis is true, and-4 have these gen
n's word for it, where does your 9
oncern for the public and our s
holders come in, to say nothing
;h motives animatiug a. repr i -n
of the people?
i are apparently unable to un- P
Lnd that Banks and individuals t
tand up some time and fight en- P
ments upon their rights as a
r of principle, even if their pock- I
e not affected, but here you are P
pting to mislead the public In t
to show the pubde that this is a b
nal fight on you and not a matter
siness, you urge in efrcet that it
ot cost us one cent more, but
papers publish for what one now
This is not what your Act says. a
Act says each paper is to get P
alf the legal rate as now provided
i.' The legal rate is one dollar an
Our statements up to this time a
been published by The Herald at
ms per inch, and your Act, if It
s, would make us pay ninety cents s
per inch, or at an additional ex
of around thirity dollars a year to.
lank, which I hardly think our I
olders would relish if they' cared d
g about the principle. So you see
anoter reason for tbe unconstitu
tity of your Act; It impairs our a
act and takes away the power of
te contract, for after all _that has C
said our Banik could scarcely ex
iny favors, in the way of commer
aes, at your hand in the future.
e would be told 'it is the law,'
ou must pay to the last .farthing.
refer to my position not~ being.
d by all of our Directors; only i
ut of nine takes a different view, s
s I recollect his position he could ~
3advantage to us in rking the "
when it did not cost the Bank ~
nore to publish -in both papers.
re presented the above figures to g
[ believe the Board would have a
unanimous. You see we have
ng to conceal.
2 are certainly hard pressed for
nent to show my inconsistencyb
you bring the lynching case into
iscussion, for here you hang your- a
nd show your own inconsistency It
r than mine. You are arguing C
[ ouht to obey your Act, altbo' in s
violation of the Constitution, be
in that case I was urging upon .
ry obedience to the :law, theleby. i
-inconsitent, and according to L
fee or the prospect of a fee malt
e see matters in a differentlight.' ~
petty flings e beneatb thbe
e of gentlemen in a public is
>n. I attribute wllatever success
rhave attained at the bar in my
,y years practice to the fact th Lt r
rors believe I was presentiug to i:
my conscientious convictions as It
law and evidence, you to the b
ary notwithstanding, and!I am
fraid of your destroying tnis con
ye in me however much you may
e it A t any rate Messrs. Purdy ~
3ryan certainly thought the ac- f
was b'ased upon good law-it be- c
rritten not only in the statute s)
s but as a part of the Constitution ~
-else they lost a mighty fine op- a
nity to upset it. Over against myI
ent for law and order in that
,d in the matter we are uow dis
ag, (for I will argue resistance to
egal and unlawful Act as strongly
lo obedience to a lawful Act,) let
yk at your conduct. No sooner
,he papers in that case been serv
an you began an effort to preju
and prejudge the case. Knowing
paper would be read by prospec
jurors you began, writing about
reat injustice to make the many
or the Act of a few, and predict
hat a jury could not be found to
the dead man's family a cent, and
re still writing about the obnox
and unjust law. In short adroitly
g to convince our jurors that the
c, or you at least, expected them
iltify themselves. You charge me
violating the law when
Slawful way I resist what
;ay is not law, and you
ect urging the jurors of our (Joun
violate the fundamental law, and
ig yourself up as a shining exam
ho the Constitution says a County
pay for a cowardly murder, Mir.
It in The Manning Times says it
d not-rank anarchy being preach
a paper that ought so be a
der of aentiment in favor of law
ou now taking me to task for re-,
g an illegal and unconstitutional
passed, as the evidence shows, to
ione in your pocket and to get
with certain people!
refer to my uncle and cousin,
upon that jury and that my ap- '
convinced them. You neglected ,
mntion that my uncle also is the;
ier-inlaw ofone of the opposin;; I
rel and of the Supervisor who tes-'
in the case. This uncle told mec
wards that when he was called
the case he was very much prejo
against my case, but after hear
the evidence and the ,Judge's
te he could do niothing else than
y the law. I judged these men
ly, and 1 than It God I came from
kindA o stoc, from- men who will*
tand for the law and what is right,
ven if their pocket is hurt thereby.
Yours very truly,
W. C. DAVIS. Pres,
The Peoples Bang.
Davis Station
On last Monday afternoon the Davis
tation school had an egg hunt. There
rere four prizes given to girls and
ovs who found the most eggs first and
,cond prizes for the girls and first and
,cond prizes for the boys. The first
rize for the girls was won by Jennie
orbett and second by Maggie Dyson.
'he first prize for the boys was won by
veret Horton second-by Roy Johnson
Rev. J. 0. Burnett of Jordan con
ucted prayer meetine at Davis Station
:hool house last Sunday night, there
as a large crowd out, the prayer
ieetines which have been going on
w about a year at the Davis Station
:bool house seem to be doing a lot of
ood in this community.
Miss Patty Gamble of Manning is
isiting her brother John Gamble.
Miss Lita White of Manning spent a
.w days last week with the Misses
Miss Annie Liza Bradham of Paxville
visiting relatives here.
Mrs Maude Broadway and children
Summerton is visiting her brother
H. Hilton..
This place was visited by two snow
Ils last week, and had it not been for
ie rain precceding the snow, old
other earth would have took on the
antle of white, while roofs on all the
aildings was totally covered, and for
few hours things looked like mid
inter snow storm.
At the regular meeting of the J 0 U
M held Tuesday evening the follow
ig officers was enstalled to serve the
isuing year, Leon Davis Councillor,
ice Councillor J. E. Richbourg, Re
>rding Secretary T. E. Walker, As
stant recording Secretary Ellison
apers, Jr., Financial Secretary H. H.
edlin, Treasurer C. R. Touchberry.
onductor L. H. Godwin. Warden J. E
enent, inside Sentinel Walter Semi,
itside Sentinel L. H. Godwin, Truis
,e Wash Davis, J. F. Richboure, and
, Q. Mathis, Past Councillor J. Q.
[athis. This Council -was organized
ay 1913, and is in a flourishing condi
on, and it is the desire and full ex
.ctation of each and every' member
make this one among the best Coun
.'s in this County.
The last attraction of the Lyceum of
is season was presented .Monday
ight at the school auditorium. It was
reatly enjoyed, these evenings of de
ghtful and elevating entertainments
ere secured to the people of this sec
on at a great sacrifice of time and
oney, given by the management con
sting of Messrs Fred Barnes, E. J.
obinson, H. P. Trop, and T. E. Stan
*y. It seems but fitting that there
iould be some way to reimburse these
>ug men for the money they have had
> put up to secure this benefit to the
The Oak Grove school, taught by
[iss Mary Ridgill, held the exercise
reliminary -to the district Field Day
> be held here Friday, in the contest
eld, Miss Hodge won first place, Miss
usie May Ridgill second place, and
[iss Annie Mabel Ridgill third place.
ad Edward& Mellette, was among the
st of the boys. This school is most
bly conducted and splendidly equip
Mrs. F. F. Capers of Greenville, and
rs. W. H. Johnson, of Charleston,
re guests this week, of Dr. and Mrs.
1ison Capers.
Miss Alice Hoyle- of Pinewood, is
ending some time with her sister
era. Mrs. J. D. Richbourng.. .
Miss Martha Walker, who is attend
ig Coker College, is spending a few
i.ys wit-h her~ parents here, Mayor and
[rs. T. I. Walker.
Mrs. J. W. Broadway is visiting rel
dves and friends in Sumter this week.
Mr. G. C. NeSmith, Summerton's
antractor and builder, is spending a
-eek or two with relatives, and friends
SOconee county, his former home.
The Storke visited at the home of
r. and Mrs. H. A. Richbourg last
ek and left a girl.
Mr. 3. 5. Cantey, the efficient super
itendentL of tbe Methodist Sunday
-hool 'ias been quite sick for the past
vo weeks. but is able to be up at this
riting much to the delight of his
Lany friends.
Messrs C. M. Davis and Felix Din.
Ie-, spent Monday in Sumter on busi
Mr. Hall Nelson of Columbia, spent
aurday and Sunday with his mother
re, Mrs. M. L. Nelson.
Mrs. F. W. Truluck, has returned
ome after a pleasant visit to relatives
ad friends in Olanda Fla., Mrs. Tru
ick says the weather was a lit
billy down there, but -no frost - was
~en during her stay of several weeks
The North Western freight train.
ade its regular schedule Sunday, it
sai-d this trip was necessary in order
get a number of cars of fertilizer to
eir destination, so that the farmers:
ight begin to plant cotton. NUB
.Keep Ponies In Ice Stables.
A Danish explorer, who has just
eturned from a 'journey across the
iland ice of -Greenland, made use of
:elandic ponies, which he found to
e well adapted to Arctic travel.
hen stops were made the horses
rere sheltered in holes cut in theI
e. These ice stalls were quite corn
rtable, and in severe weather were
overed with tarpaulins, to keep out
now and wind. The small horses
ave a good account of themselves,
nd will doubtless be used extensive
rn future Arctic expedtons.-Pop
lar Mechanics.
Will Open
The Aut
highest gr~
We resp
ise you up
National Health Week Among ColortA People
(waTTlul FoR THE TIMES.)
A popular meeting was had in thi
colored Methodist church of Ms.nni
in which the subject of sanitation wa
discussed by several speakers. Thi
meeting was gotten up by Rev. A. W
Timmons, pastor of the Trinity A. M
E. church with the assistance of thi
Colored Women Federation Club.
The idea of having the colored peoplh
clean-up their premises in the entir
negro section of the town was fully dis
cussed. The high death rate among
colored people in the Southern State
is alarming and the ieaders and stu
dents of our livin. .onditions believ(
that this high deat!A rate is due to tbi
surroundings of our people, ignoranc
of the laws of sanitation and hygiene
and filthy environments.
One of the leading speakers at th(
popular meeting was Mr. Charltot
DuRant, president of the Home Bani
and Trust Co. Mr. DuRant pointet
out several ways by which people ma]
live long lives, and urged our peopli
to co-operate In the movement of hav
ing a general clean-up week. Hi
speech was listened to with much. in
The "National Health Week" is at
idea introduced by Booker T. Wash
ington, president of the nation negr<
business league. In his circular sent
out last week he says:
"I am authorized by the Executiv
Committee of the National Negro Bus.
ness League to invite the following or
ganizations, as well as others to b(
amed later, to unite with the Leagu
in observing a National Health Week
Daily and weekly newspapers, healtt
journals, The National Medical Asso
nation, The National Association oJ
3raduate Nurses, The National Asso
,ation of Colored Women's Clubs, The
National League on Urban Conditionc
mong Negroes, The Natiokal Asso.
:iation of Teachers in Colored Schools
Ie National Negro Press Association
,he Bishops and other officers of color.
3d religious denominations, State Med
cal Association, Annual Church Con.
Eerences and Associations, Secret So
:iety Organizations, Colored Insurance
Dompanies, Farmers' Conferences
Farmers' Improvement Societies
'hurches, Schools and - othor loca
It is thought that the race will wel
ome the opportunity to unite all tbesc
afforts in one great National' Healti
Xovement, and thus gain the benefil
)f the momentum and the enthusiasn
.hat will come from the great Unite
Elealth Movement. The dates decide
ipon are March 21st to 27th 1915.
Without health and until we reduc
-he high death-rate it will be -impossi
Dle for us to have permanent succes!
la business, in property getting, in ac
juiring education to show -other. evi
lences of progress. Without healti
Lnd long life all else falls.
The following facts will illustratA
something of the neeb and importance
)f this health movement -
Four hundred and fifty thuusani
egroes in the south alone are seriousl3
ill all the time; the annual cost of th(
;ickness of these 450,000 negroes i
One hundred and twelve thousant
2egro workers in the south alone ar
sick all the time; tbeir annual loss it
earnings is $45,000,000; 45 per cent o
he annual deaths among negroes i
Two hundred and twenty five thous.
d negro workers in the south alone
lie annually; 100,000 of these deathv
:an be prevented.
The annual funeral expenses of ne
roes of the south alone amount to $15
)00.000; $6,500,000 of this amount coui
be saved. These raties are too well
naintained in the north.
Sickness and death cost negroes oi
~he south alone $100,000,000; 50,000,00(
>f this-amount could be saved..
-We must reduce our great death rate
iethrone disease and enthrone healti
md long life."
The following program was rendered
tt the A. Mf. E.'ohurcn Thursday night
Opening song-All hail, etc..
Invocation-Rev. A. W. Timmons.
Chorus-Jesus Lover of My Soul.
.Recitation-L N. James.
Solo-S. Smith.
Opening remarks-R. A. White.
Duett-Anderson and Harris.
Address-Dr. J. P. Golden.
Recitation-M. Walker.
Solo-M. S. Heart.
Address-I. M. A. Myers.
Address-Dr. A. W. Brown.
More Fruits Should Be Used.
It is rather strange how few peopl4
know the medicinal value of our comn
mon -fruits and vegetables. What
pity more fruits and fruit juices arn
not used.
~Fussy Woman.
A fussy Atchison woman returned
bag of salt to her grocer with the
complaint that its "flavor" wasn'i
good-Kansas- City Star.
A Real Peach.
Our idea of a peach is the wife of
man who thinks she Is prettier thai
the cashier at his favorite restaurant
-Galveston News.
Very Easy.
"It is said that two people can live
on less than one. How' do you ac
count for It?" "Necessity."
Optimistic Thought.
Better a blush on the face thana
bot on the heart.
ing A
near the Ban
witha f
omobile publi
de, and our p
ectfully solci:
to-date servic
nning Au
Fine Fishin'.
Small Boy-Good fishin'? Yessir; ye
go down that private road till ye come
to th' sign "Trespassers will be prose
cuted;" cross th' field with th' bull in
it an' you'll see a sign "No fishin' al
lowed."-that's lt.-Life.
Back Number.
"I wouldn't dream of marrying him.
Why, he said he would do everything
to make me happy." "What Is wrong
about that?" "He ought to know that
humans are put on earth to fulfill mis
sions, not to be happy."
An Optimist.
When you hand a lemon to an op
timist he will dig up a little sugar and
a little something else and a little hot
water and make himself comfortable.
-Cincinnati Enquirer.
Application of Paint.
Paint should be applied only to a
clean and dry surface. Moisture un
der a paint causes it to blister when
exposed to the sun; also moisture be
tween coats has the same effect.
An Exception.
Mr. Jones had been scolding his six
year-old daughter, who retorted:
"Don't think, papa, that just because
you married mamma you hve a right
to be rude to all women!"
When Talk Begins.
Hostess-"People rxe very dull to
night, Adolph. I realiy can't get them
to talk." aost-"Play - something,
Simple Poison Warning.
A good way -.o mark bottles contain
ing poizon is tc push two pins into the
Ide of the cork at right angles to
each other.
Daily Thought.
j.c v: e, at first thought sweet, bit
:re i-g back on itself recoils.
z re .Verld Happier.
. A. . be contented to
.a" Wims-Aesop.
Dr. King's New INePills
Thebest-In the-world.
Too Much for Mother. -
A Pasadena boy asked his fathe
what was meant by the expression:
"the woman had a Greek profile."
The father put down the paper he was
reading and replied: "Why, it mere
ly means a classic outline." The
I mother took a hand, declaring the
answer was too short and really a
shifty euphemism. "Give our son a
long and clear answer," she insiste4
Paterfammas sat up and made this
lucid, ornate reply: "A Greek profile
is a bold silhouette, blending the Doria
and Ionian expression and depicting
thaf clear-cut plastic work of Praxi
teles, which is entirely free from the
rococo renaissance school and which
in modern melodrama, would be Called
the marble face." Both mother and
son took the count, and father re
sumed his reading of the article:
"W'Ay Oysters Have Strong Lungs."
-4asidena News.I
of Dresses at DJ
We. are offering fo
entire Line of Ladies'
These are fashioi
created by America's
in alt the leading shad
tie Green, Battleship
A $25 Dress for
$10; a $15 Dress for i
If you desire to s<
at the saine time say
man at your earliest
Owing to the im
these goods, terms of
to Supp
k of Clarendor
ll Line of
.c will find our
rices. strictly ii
t your patronas
to Supply
IN, S. C.
When it I Darkest.
By his own observations on *U'
sands of nights W. F. Denning, -ie
English scientist, has proved that we
are scientifically correct when we say
that it is "always darkest just before
dawn." He has found that before
dawn a great darkness invariab:7
seems to drop down like a mantle upoi
the immediate surroundings. Objects
which were plainly observable during
the previous hours of the night are
blotted out, and a nervous feeling is
sometimes induced by the dense oao
Ity of the air.
Fond Recollections.
"Speaking of old times," said a
member of the Reminiscence club, "I
can reniember when a waiter would
say 'Thank you' out loud for a 25-cent
tip." "That's nothing," replied his
companion. "I can remember when
I would look at the list of dishes on a.
menu to see what I wanted instead;'
of looking first at the prices to see
what I could.afford."
"Back" Is the Only Way She Talks -
"When yo' has a quah'l wid yo' wife
do she pout and sulk or do she talk
back, Brudder Rumpus?" "She - talks
back, sah! And she not on'y talks
back, but she talks frontards and side
ways and acrost and endways and
diag'nal and round and round, and den
she comes all de way back and re
peats herse'l. Aw, yassah; she so
talks back!"
Draw Your Own Conclusions.
"Why," asked tha weary4ookingi
woman, "do you constantly refer to
yourself as the goat of this house.
hold?" "Because," replied the- irri ,
table man, in a loud tone of voice, "a
goat is supposed to be able to eat
anything and act as if he enjoyed;
it."-Washington Star.
Interested at Once.
"My dear, you ought to pass up friv
olous things and take an interest in;
deep subjects. Take history, for In
stance. Gessler, the tyrant, put up.
a hat for the Swiss to saluter The.
lady was a trifle interested. "How was
It trimmed?" she inquired.-Lousville
Help Wanted.
We -have a splendid -answer for - -i
first-class conundrum, but somehow
can't fit them, which -is: One looks
after the marriage altar and'the oth
er alters- the marriage. We suspect
a minister and a lawyer are Invov&ed.
-Philadelphia Ledger.
Heredity and Color BlIndness
Color blindness is always inhart
ed through the mother, and Sever
through the father. There appears to
be no instance in which a color-blind
father has transmitted his defect to
his children except in connection with7
a mother who was a transmitter.
Best Think Softly.
'If blue or depressed, think of a
pretty girl or something equally as,
pleasant," adviseS a -doctor. H'm. In
the case of a married man it would be
best -for him not to do his tblnklng
out loud.-Philidelphia Inquirer.
. Iiirschmanm's
r a few days only, our
Silk Dresses at
's latest dictates, as
foremost designers,
es. Putty, Sand Bot
Grey, Etc.
$12.50; $20 one for
~cure the latest, and
e money, visit Hirsch
mense reductions on
salea are strictly cash
ly Co.
. April 15th,
~oods of the
re and prom
Co., ROS

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