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Nbce 14 hereby given that te. neat
Lanual Meeting of the County 3oard
of Comnziisonere of "aurens County,
K a., will be holden at laurens Court
Ouse, S. C., at the Superiser's of.ee
on Thursday after the first Monday of
January, 1922, being the 4th day of
the month, at the hour of ten o'Clock
in the forenoon.
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HE judge leaned forward a
little, his face, which had
been growing more severe
through the trial, now very
"Have you anything to say
Why I should not pronounce I
sentence-the severest un
ler the law?", he shot out.
The prisoner moistened his lips.
"You and I went to school together,I
lOdge." he reminded, weakly.
The judges face did not relax. HeI
"And w--we-" The man quailed
uder the eyes dixed upon him, andI
aid not end the sentence.
"You were about to say, loved the
m girl," the judge finished. "You
WO her, and she died under your
neglect. and abuse. I think you start
d to say something without due
thought. But we will let that pass,
Rnd the school. You are up for this
crime now, and we will judge you by
It alone, uninfluenced. Have you any
thi to say, beyond your lawyer's
"You have defrauded women and
ehaldren through the mail, changing
"Have You Anything to Say?"
your Dame and going from postoffice to
postoilce. So it has been Impossible
to locate the victims. You could not
do It yourself, I suppose."
He took off his glasses, wiped them
with his handkerchief, placed the
handkerchief in his pocket and the
glasses on his nose. Then he looked
down again at the prisoner.
But he was completely-changed. -The
severity was gone from his face. There
was a twinkle in his eyes. The Judi
cl1' voice was laid aside. There were
those who eriticized some of the
judge's Judgments. They were not or
thodox. They took no account of pre*
edents. They ignored Blackstone.
"ack," he said, "I believe I shall
have to help you."
"Wha-what-let re gc ou'mean,
Tomn?" stammered the pri; ser, look
I"l'o, indeed," laughed the judge.
"'That wouldn't help you a bit, Jack.
I was just thinking of the time at
school, when you stole Billy Bob's
warbles. Accused of It, you grew sul
len and abusive, ready to fight the
whole school. Then Billy Bobs remem
bered it was near Christmas, and he
told you it was all righ4 about the
marble., as you would have won them
from him anyway, and forced a whole
handful more into your pocket and
insisted on taking you over to his
house for the Christmas dinner. Bl.
lywas a good sort.
"Well, it Is Christmas time now,
Tach-only three days ahead. And I
was just thinking what a good chap
you were for a whole year after the
Bfilly Robs episode-till your father
got angry and beat you up.
"Pretty tough life you've had, Jack,
I was thinking. Good-for-nothing fa
ther and slattern mother and every
kind of crooked teaching. Then -you
were a handsome boy, an exceedingly
handsome young man, which is the
worst kind of hanrdicap one can start
out with. And then, to cap the whole
thing, an uncle left you $500 of badly
tainted money. That sort of dired you
into a rut, for it riveted your energies
into making more in the same way.
Not many Blifly Bobs have broken
through the even tenor of your life,
"What are you driving at, Tom?"
growled the prisoner. "Are you acting
like Billy Bobs, or just stringing me?"
"Billy Bobs, but with a thought to
ttire thirty years intervening between
Jack the boy and Jack the man. Let
me see, you have gathered together, by
devious ways, about $50,000."
"N-no, Tom, you're crasy I" ejacu
lated the prisoner, in a startled voice,
"I haven't a thing except maybe a
thousalad or two from-this last job."
The judge looked at a slip of paper.
"Vifty thousand, .four hundred and
twenty-8ve thousarfd dollars," he read,
"and it's pretty close to the eract fig
lures, Jack. Mtaybe you've got some
email change in your pockets that was
overlooked. And we know in just
what banks moat of the money is de
posited and under' what names, and
where the rest of it is 'hidden. We've
bad you under close surveIllance for
isome time, Jack, and lucky for you,
'for It hows me how I can be of real
"Huh I I can giess how," snarled
he prisoner. "The boodle is going to
e divided. What will be my share?
can't understand how you got track
"Now, the first thing is to pronounce
entence," said the judge, rising slow
y and putting on his judicial face.
'After that we can talk."
lie stood, looking down at the pris
ner for some moments, and then said:
'For the crimes of which you stand
onvicted, John Battey, I sentence you
o twenty years in our state penl
He paused, and the prisoner col
apsed in a ludicrous heap, his eyes
"Tw-twenty years," he stuttered.
"But, in view of certain things in
ny mind," the judge went on, calmly,
'I will suspend this sentence indefi
iltely, the length depending wholly en
rourself. If you violate or fail to meet
In any particular the terms I am about
'o propose, the sentence will immedt
Itely go into effect, and there will be
ro later mitigation. Now, I pronounce,
is a provisional sentence, that you ex
pend $1,000 of the money in doing
hristmas work the coming week, com
mnencing tomorrow. There are hun
[reds of ways of doing this, but, as
you are new to the business, I might
suggest going through department and
other stores and studying the Christ
mas shoppers. There will be many
with anxious face., counting the few
dimes or dollars they have to spend.
Get in touch with the clerks so that,
by a nod or look, you can make them
understand they are to cut prices in
half, or put in extra goods, and you
meet the -difference. Let the children
shuffling through the stores, with
eager, hungry eyes, who appear to
have no money, select something and
you pay for it. Do the same for those
whose faces are pressed against the
windows outside. Talk with market
men and have them send turkeys to
homes that can't afford one. It
doesn't matter whether the father or
mother may be unworthy. It is
Christmas, and a taste of turkey and
cranberry sauce would not hurt them.
And, besides, there are the children I
You can find ways enough, and each
one you meet will open others.
"And after this week, Jack, you will
expend $1,000 each month in such
work, until the whole is gone. It will
take you nearly four years. We will
allow you $20 from it each week for
your personal needs-no more. The
very last $500-the dirty $500 left by
your uncle and which may have start
ed you into that way of money get
ting, you will give to some poor wom
an in memory of your wife. Because
it is bad money, it should expiate it
self in good work."
The prisoner had been straightening
up. There was sullen defiance in his
"Suppose I don't do it to the letter,
Judge?" he queried. "Suppose I save
out some? You never could know. It's
too mUch to ask me to give up- every
cent. How could I live afterwards?"
"There is the suspended twenty
years' sentence, Jack," significantly.
"If you deviate a hair's breadth from
this work the sentence will be en
forced. It would take the rest of your
life, and the money is not worth a
thought in comparison. Besides, you
must be purged of the money for your
own good. As to not knowing, we shall
keep close watch of all your money.
If you draw more, or take more than
the sum allowed each month, the
original sentence will go into effect.
Led Him to the Door.
I extend the clemency only a month at
a time. At the end of each month you
must bring me a 'report of your work,
a record in detail, and I will extend
the lemency another month. If you
fail to appear or send a satisfactory
reason why, an odficer will be after
you within twenty-four hours. It is
the best way I can think of helping
you, Jack, a Billy Bobs way, with the
thit-ty years' hardening that must be
broken through. I have faith that
four years of such philanthropic work
will not be without result. After the
money is all gone, every dollar, come
to me and I will give you steady em
ployment at a living salary. You used
to be exceptionally good at figures in
school, and had a quick mind. All you
need is to get the mind to working
along in a straight line, Jack. Now
you may go and draw the first $1,000
to be ready to commence work."'
He nodded to an officer, who led the
scowling, half-dazed prisoner to the
door of the courtroom, and to another
for the next case to be brought In.
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