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MANNNIG. S. C.. NARCH 22, 1905.
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BEWARE OF SIGNING RECOMMENDATIONS
The carelessness in which peo
ple sign petitions, recommenda
tions, and similar papers,is clear
ly demonstrated in a case which
is now agitating our citizens
and causing them consider
able annoyance, and which
if carried out as the sus
picions seem to warrant, might
have resulted seriously.
About the time the General
Assembly was to convene, John
M. Gill, colored, who at one time
held a position of porter about
the Legislature. a position given
to colored men during the sitting
of the Legislature, whose duties
are to sweep the floors, wash
out the spittoons and such men
ial labor, circulated a paper, but
representing verbally that he
was seeking reappointment to
his former place, and stating
that he was afraid he could not
get it unless the white people in
his home town would recommend
him, but the paper itself did not
state what position he was seek
ing, and in effect it was a strong
recommendation for any posi
tion in the government to which
he might aspire. Those he ap
proached not suspecting he
would have the termerity to apply
for any position distasteful to
them, many - of them accepting
his verbal statement without
reading the paper, signed it. and
as a consequence, Gill obtained
a numerously signed document
that turns out to be a shrewdly
worded recommendation of char
acter and ability, such as the
Governor might obtain were he
an applicant for a cabinet or
diplomatic position. The paper
virtually endorses Gill for any
place in the government to which
he may chose to apply, and if he
did apply for any of these posi
tions, whether it be post master,
revenue collector, collector of
customs or what not, our town
and county officials, together
with our merchants, professional
men, and bankers, have recoin
so intending, and their recom
mnendation was only intended to
relate to a menial place as is cus
tomary for negroes to fill when
the Legislature is in session.
On last Saturday it was re
ported to us that Gill still retain
ed this recommendation, and it
was his intention to use it in con
-nection with an application for
Post Master. At first we were
not disposed to place much re
liance in the report, but when
we approached one of our Rep
resentatives and he stated that
it was his opinion that Gill did
not ifle the recommendation with
Speaker Smith, but simply
wrote him a letter applying for
an appointment and failed; it was
a circumstance corroborating the
report of his intention to apply for
the post office, and aside from
this twe have other information
whiich we are not at liberty to
make public just now.
As soon as it was hinted there
was a probability of such a
scheme it was recalled that Gill's
paper did not specify any par
ticular position, and if he was so
disposed he could- use the recom
mendation contrary to the wishes
of the. signers, many felt they
were the victims of a bunco
scheme and were disposed to be
rash, but when it was explained
-that Gill had not as yet attempt
ed to file the recommendation
with the government, they prop
erly decided to have prepared a
paper to be filed that should
offset any attempt to impose up
on them, as they will not sub
mit to their recommendation be
ing- used in any way, or for any
purpose, other than they inten
ded-a menial position.
There is no disposition to take
any chances in the matter, and
every precaution has been taken
to scotch any attempt to mislead
the authorities. Gill was appro
ached on the subject, and he dis
claims any intention of applying
for the post office, but his ac
tions have aroused suspicion,
especially so, since it has been
learned that a simiiar scheme
was worked upon citizens in the
upper part of the State. In that
case, a negro who had the good
will of the white people, by be
ing accommodating in doing
chores, accompanying white men
on fishing frolics, and various
other little employments as will
be found in every town, repre
sented to his white friends that
it was his intention to go away,
and he desired a recommenda
tion which would assist him in
obtaining employment. His pa
per was signed numerously by
white people only; and to their
surprise it was learned he had
or was about to use the paper
for the local post office. That
fellow did not succeed because
his scheme was discovered in
We have known John Gill a
long time, and we must say we
did not suspect he would pre
sume to deceive the white peo
ple of this community who are
disposed to feel kindly towards
him, by taing advantage of a
recommendation they gave him
for a position suited to his abili
ty and station in life, to apply
for one which would be distaste
ful to them and probably bring
on a serious condition, and it is
very gratifying to learn that he
disclaims any intention to use
the recommendation in connec
tion with an application for
postmaster, but then. if he uses
it at all in connection with any
responsible government position
he will be guilty of gross mis
representation and deception,
because he obtained those signa
tures for a specific purpose, and
if otherwise used,it is fraud mor
ally, if not legally.
Notwithstanding Gill's dis
claimer, our citizens feel it nec
essary to file a declaration with
the government as a precaution,
and our Representatives have
also been put in possession of
the information, so that if any
attemptis made to wrongfully
use the recommendation given to
Gill, they will be in a position
to thwart its success.
Here is an object lesson for
every man of intelligence. All
of us do not give due con
sideration to 6he signing of peti
tions and recommendations, and
by our own carelessness we are
liable to mislead the appointing
power, and possibly cause a
serious wrong to be imposed. In
the Gill case our best citizens
gave him a recommendation and
an endorsment for any position
in the government of the United
States, and of course they did
not so intend it, nevertheless he
has it, but now that the people's
eyes are open we doubt if Gill
will attempt to use the paper,
and in our opinion will he give
convincing proof of his disclaimer
were he to turn over the paper
to some of the signers thereof
for destruction. If he did this he
would win back the good will of
those who signed his paper, and
if he refuses he loses their re
spect and confidence.
ITS REASON IS APPEARING.
The State is coming around in
good shape. notwithstanding its
occasional "breaks" of temper,
and fits of cutting sarcasm when
its views are not agreed with.
Last Saturday it did not only
confess that "expansion" is
necessary "for progressive com
merce," but it goes even further,
and if it does'nt mind -it will, in
a moment of temper, charge
itself with Republicanism. The
State actually informs us that
from the day of its birth to this
hour it has advocated that growth
and expansion is necessary for
progressive commerce, that in
vasion of foreign countries with
American products, that capture
of foreign markets necessary
to the full expression of our in
dustries." Good, a most worthy
exponent of expansion for
foreign trade, but we should like
to know if The State favors ex
pansion and trade development
in foreign countries without
protection, what it proposes
to offer to take the place
of McLaurin's protection theo
ries, and how it can hope for
this trade expansion if we can
not get the advantage of com
pettive shipping facilities? If
we have no American bottoms to
haul our products, we must
necessarily depend upon the
ships that do not give us a short
and direct route, thereby adding
cost to our product, and is it not
reasonable to believe the ships
of American build and= manage
ment have as much right to sub
sidies from the government as
our railroads? Are we to under
stand that to grant subsidy to
ships is a Republican principle,
but to give a subsidy to railroatds
We are coming to believe that
we are not so far away from
The State after all.- It believes
in expansion by invading foreign
countries with American pro
ducts, and so do we. It is op
posed to government aid to
American shipping, but we are
not. It prefers conquering
strange pegles with a bologna
sausage, rather than the bayonet,
to secure their good will, and so
do we. The State heartily en
dorses McLaurin's purpose to
make a campaign for trade in
China, and other countries, and
so do we. With the very little
difference between us, we might
exclaim to the other fellows:
"Dugan, are ye wid us or agin
us." The State of Saturday 18th
"THE MANNING TIMES 'takes plea
sure' in reproducing The State's edi
torial on What Japans Success Means
to Us, 'believing it a splendid argu
ment to sustain the position John L.'
MLaurin has been advocating these
many years.' 'The State may regard
McLarin's expansion and protection
theories the principles of Rtepub~ican
ism,' says the Manning paper, but any
carefsal reader of The State's own edi
torial expression in the article we refer
to, must be convinced that the time for
clinging to the ancient ideas of the
leaders of days gone by, when this
country was not much more than a
speck on the map, has passed, and,
that with the growth and development
of a world power country, the demand
for progress and expansion is neces
sary.' And any careful reader of The
State must be convinceti that from the
day of its birth to this hour it has ad
voated that growth and expansion
necessary for progressive commerce,
that invasion of foreign countries with
American products, that capture of
foreign markets necessary to the full
expression of our industries. The
State's editorial quoted did not vary
by a hair's breadth from The State's
policy. Nothing therein contained sug
gested government subsidies to cap
ture trade, or the conquering of strange
peoples with armies in order to secure
their commercial good will. The State
heartily endorses Mr..McLaurin's pur
pose to make a campaign for trade in
and other countries. There we stand
upon common ground."
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The News and Couriers' Irish
edition was a neat compliment to
a large and an important part of
Charleston's population, a n d
besides, it was an exhibit of up
to-date progressive enterprise.
The Spartanburg Journal is
advocating a respectable Repub
lican party in this State, and
argues well for its contention,
but because of its independent
and outspoken utterances there
are some newspapers disposed
to rip-saw the Journal. We be
lieve if South Carolina was not
handicapped with one party, our
people would be more tolerant
and would act with greater in
telligence than they do in public
matters. We think the one man
power, and one party power is
South Carolina's curse today. be
cause it tends to chohe indepen
dence, sincerity and honesty.
What we should like to see in
this State is a condition that
would permit a man to advocate
anything which appealed to his
honest judgment without run
ning the gamut of politicians
who, as things are now. are the
censors to say what shallor shall
not be advocated in this State.
The intelligence of the State is
tired of having their opinions
made for them, they feel capable
of self-government, and they
also feel they are not permitted
to enjoy the freedom that self
government brings as long as
they are forced by the binding
chains forged by a few politi
cians, many of whom are less
worthy of esteem than some of
the inmates of the penitentiary.
We should like to see two strong
parties in this State dividing
upon men and measures in our
primaries, where questions can
be thoroughly discussed without
the chance of appealing to the
other race. If we had this our
condition would be far better
than now, we believe.
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Facts About Presidents.
Theodore Roosevelt is the first acci
dental president to succeed himself.
He has served three years and a half of
McKinley's term, and the people know
fairly well at this time what to expect
of the man. It is safe to say that he is
different from any man that set foot in
the White House as the ruler of this
ountry. Into the nearly 47 years of!
is active life he has compressed the
ombined careers of soldier, ranchman,
legislator, statesman, reformer and
politician. Not yet beyond middle age,
e has won a place in the literary wold
s well as those of politics and war. As
a politician he has won from hostile
leaders reluctant invitations to take'
ommand of their forces.
AS A MAsoN.
Born of a wealthy and distinguished
family, he had the usual handicap of
prosperous youth. Mr. Roosevelt is
a Mason, having joined when he was
2 years old the Matinecock lodge, at
Dystei-.Bay, shortly after he was elect
d vice-president. He took the first
three degrees in that lodge in 1901.
ast spring he accepted honorary mem
bership in Pentalpha lodge of Wash
ington, which was founded with Presi
ent Garfield as a charter member,
when the latter was in Congress. He
is also an honorary member of Federal
lodge No. 1, the oldest in the District
f Columbia. He is the first president
who can lay claim to being a New York
cubman. Mr. Roosevelt belongs to
he Century and to the University
lubs, as well as to the Union league
ad St. Nicholas society. While in
Washington he retains his membership
n the Metropolitan. The only one
f his clubs which he has visited since
e became president is the Century.
where he has been once. Although
when assistant secretary of the navy
nd afterward vice-president he was a
aily habitue of the Metropolitaa, he
as not crossed its threshold since he
became president. After he left Har
ad, he went to Europe, and earned
:embership in the Alphine club by
climbing the Matterhorn and the Jung
FEATURE OF THE INAUGURATION.
The noisest inauguration was that of
Jackson in 1829. It is said that one
alf the men present and marching
ad their trousers tucked in their
boots and carried knives and pistols.
Van Buren's inauguration was noted
for the reception held in the evening
uring which the guests had a fr-ee
fight for pieces of a monstet cheese
which had been presented to, the presi
dent by some New York admirer. Wil
liam Henry Harrison's inauguration
was noted for the fact that on this oe
asion for the first and only time wom
en took part in the inaugural parade.
Pierce was inauguated in a snowstorm
and amid discder. Buchanan also had
Lincoln's Airst inauguration passed
off without disturbance, although
armed men were on guard every where.
Stephen A. Douglas, his opponent at
the polls, stood beside himn when he
made his inaugural address and held
incoln's hat. At the time of Lincoln's
second linauguration detectives were
stationed at the windows and on the
tops of houses all alone- the line of the
procession ready to shoot any one who
attacked the president. But no disturb
RAN OFF FROM GRANT.
- President Grant at his first inaugura
tion rode to the capitol alone. Presi
dent Johnson left the White House one
minute after the clock struck non on
the 4th of March, and did not go to the
capitol with the president-elect. At
Grant's second inauguration the weath
r was so cold and bad that the parade
was almost a failure. President Hayes
took the oath of office first in private,
but was regularly inaugurated at the
capitol on March 5, the 4th being on
Garfield's inauguration was perhaps
one of the most showy of all, but with
out any special features. Cleveland's
inauguration attracted the largest
crowd ever at an inauguration, while
Harrison's inauguration was dampened
by the horrible weather. The notable
eature of the second Cleveland inaug
uration was the presence of several
thousand Pennosylvania national guards.
Te last two inaugurations, both of
McKinley, were noted for the immense
parades, the uncertain weather and the
FAITHS OF THE PRESIDENTS.
Up-to-date there has never been a
Baptist in the presidential chair. There
has never been a Lutheran nor Cath
olic president. There have been two
Adams the second president, and John
Qincy Adams, his son.President Roose
velt is the second president of the Re
formed Dutch church, Martin Van
Van Buren having been the first. Mil
lard Filmore was a Unitarian, the only
'Unitarian president. Washington, Wil
liam Henry Harrison, .Tohn Tyler and
Zachary Taylor were Episcopalians. as
was Chester A. Arthur. There have
been live Presbyterian presidents,
Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, James
Buchanan. Benjamin Harrison and
President Garfield was a member of
the Church of the Disciples. Prior to
thecivil war there had been no Neth
odist president of the United States.
Since 1861 the following presidents
have been Methodists: Abraham Lin
coln. Johnson, Gen. Grant, R. B. Hayes
and William McKinley.
GOSSIP ABOUT THE PRESIDENTS.
The oldest man, who was ever elect
ed president, was William Henry Har
rison of Ohio. Although a great soldier
and the son of a signer of the Declara
tion, he called himself a farmer. Since
President Roosevelt was not elected to
the presidency, but came into it by vir
tue of his right of succession at the age
43, at the death of President McKinley.
the youngest man thus far entitled to
the honor of actual election was Ulys
ses Simpson Grant. Grant was in his
47th year when he was inaugurated.
He was the son of a tanner and was of
Scotch decent. Educated at West Point
he is the only man on the list of presi
dents, who is accredited to the military
school of the nation.
Next in the order of seniority was
James Buchanan of Pennsylvania. He
was 66 before he succeeded in landing
the coveted prime. He lived to see the
successful end of the war which he be
queathed to his successor, Abraham
Lincoln. Buchanan was an eminent
Zachary Taylor was 65 when he be
came the tenant of the White House.
His father was a Virginia planter.
When the boy was very young, the
famil y moved to Kentucky. All through
the w ar of 1812 he fought the British
Indian allies. In the Mexican war Tay
lor was most. efficient, winning the
affectionate sobriquet of "Old Rough
and Ready." He was hurrahed into
into the White House, but lived only
16 months to enjoy the honor.
Besides the younger Adams,two oth
er men were.58. when they were elect
ed president-James Madison and
James Monroe. Madison was of English
and Monroe of Scotch origin. Both
were Virginians and both were the
sons of well-to-do planters.
WASHINGTON AND JOHNSON.
Two men were president at the age
of 57. Both were of English ancestry.
One of them was the first executive of
the United States, and the other was
Andrew Johnson. Neither was college
bred, but their environments were
vastly dissimilar. Washington inher
ited a competency from his father;
Johnson's birthright was bitter pover
ty, his father being a sexton. Wash
ington chose no profession, although
he qualified himself as a surveyor;
Johnson had not even learned to read
when he was married, and his wife
taught him both to read and write: he
had acquired the tailor's trade. Wash
ington's pathway to fame was made
rugged by the stress of politi.al up
heaval: Johnson's climb to the summit
was like the progress of a blinded fate.
Washington served seven years, ten
months and four days; Johnson com
pleted Abraham Lilcoln's second term.
Two men became president at the
age of 55--Martin Van Buren and Ben
jamin Harrison. Van Buren's father
was a farmer, as was the father of Ben
jamin Harrison. Van- Burea did not
go to college; Harrison was a graduate
of Miami university. Both studied
law and both rose to great eminence in
the profession. Each served a single
Rutherford Burchard Hayes was
elected at the age of 54. He was of
sturdy Scotch ancestry, his father being
a1 prosperous merchant in a thriving
Ohio village. The son became a law
yer. He occupied the White House
only one term.
- VICTIMS OF ASSASSINATIONS.
One chief executive only-William
McKinley-was 53 at the time of his
election. He was of Scotch-Irish an
cestry. He went into the army during
the civil war and served some time on'
the staff of Col. Rutherford B. Hayes.
He studied law after the close of the
war. Mr. McKinley was president tour
years, six montvhs and ten days, his
second term beidg brought to a close
Abraham Lincoln had reached the
age of 52, when he was made president.
of English extraction, his father, a
poor Kentucky farmer. Lincoln was
not sent to college. Notwithstanding
that drawback, he managed to acquire
education sufficient to enable him to
develop into one of the ablest lawyers
of his time. He was president four
years, one month and 11 days.
SUCCEEDED IN OFFICE.
Two men-John Tyler and Chester
Allen Arthur-were presidents at the
age of 51. Tyler was a Virginian of
English stock, and Arthur of Scotch
rish ancestry, was a native of the
Green Mountain State. The Tylers,
father and son, were lawyers, and John
was educated at William and Mary.
Arthur, whose father was a clergyman,
waseducated at Union college. Tyler
was elected vice president on the
ticket with William Henry Harrison.
At the latter's death Tyler succeeded.
Arthur's accesion to the presidency
was due to the assassination of Presi
Millard Fillmore and James K. Polk
were 50. when they" were called upon
to accept the nation's loftiest gift.
Both men were the sons of farmers.
Polk being a North Carolinian, of
Scotch-Irish extraction, and Fillmore.
a New Yorker of Englhsh ancestry.
Fillmore did not go to college, but
was a student at the University of
North Carolina. Both were lawyers.
Polk served a full term. but Filmore
succeeded Taylor, who died in ottice.
There are two presidents aged 49 on
the list-Franklin Pierce and James
Abram Garfield. Farmers' sons. they
were both college men and became
lawyers. Pierce wvas educated at Bow
doin, and Garfield at Williams. The
former served a full term, but the lat
ter fell by assassination.
Grover Cleveland became president
at the age of 48. He is of English de
scent. With one exception, his father
was the only clergyman, who ever had
a on reach the presidency. In the
other case the son-Chester Allen Ar
thur-was not elected, but succeeded
at the death of the president.
CULTURE AND BRAIN.
Of John Adams, "the elder Adams,"
second president of the United States,
it has been said that to have been the
father of his distinguished son would
have been sufficient to secure fame for
himself. It has been declared also of
John Quincy Adams, the "younger
Adams," sixth president. that to have
been the son of so distinguished a sire
would have been enough to perpetuate
his own memory. The elder Adams
reached the presidency at the age of
2, as likewise did Andrew Jackson. It
is convenient to contrast the latter with
the younger Adams, for they were con
temporaries political rivals and born
the same year. Adams was a north
erner, a native of the old Bay State.
Jackson was a southerner, claiming
South Carolina as his birthplace, tho'
historians insist that he came from the
North State. Adams was of aristocratic
English lineage; Jackson was of humble
JACKSON FINALLY WINS.
While Andrew was helping his
widowed mother till a little farm in
the Waxhaw settlement, John Quincy
was his fathers companion on his spe
delighting the French court with his
precocity. The war of 1812 was Jack
son's opportunity. Tie began as cap
tain of a troop of raw militia and ended
as the hero of New Orleans. Adams
had not been backward in the race. He
had developed into the foremost diplo
mat of the age. He was probably the
best known American of the day. In
1824 both men were nominated for the
presidency. Clay and Crawford were
also candidates, and the vote was so
divided that the choice was left to the
house. Adams was chosen, but at the
following election Jackson was success
ful by the largest popular vote of many
Washington was first inaugurated in
New York, and his second inauguration
occured in Philadelphia. At the latter
he rode in a coach drawn by six white
horses, and was a most picturesque
figure, clad in black velvet and lace,
with diamond-studded buckles. silk
stockings, powdered hair and cocked
hat. Adams also was inaugurated in
Philadelphia.but Jefferson was the first
president to take the oath after the
capital had been removed to Washing
ton. The only celebration was the
firing of a salute at daybreak, while a
company of Alexandria riflemen parad
ed before Mr. Jefferson's house. Jeffer
son rode on horseback to the capitol
unescorted, and took the oath of office
in the Senate chamber, which is now
occupied by the supreme court. At
night Jefferson gave a reception at the
White House, this being the first in
augural ball. Madison was the first
president to take the oath of office up
on the east front of the capitol. He
wore a homespun suit, which seemed
to create more enthusiasm than any
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WHEN FORKS WERE NEW.
How Their Use Impressed a Lady the
First Time She Saw Them.
A lady who saw forks used for the
first time at a dinner of Henry III. of
France records her "impressions" of
the occasion. Ihenry had in 1574 been
tendered a magnificent reception in
Venice. At this entertainment forks
were used. The royal guest observed
them with much interest and immedi
lately introduced them to the French
It seems from the account of the la
dy, who had never used them before,
that some others were in the same pre
dicament. She writes:
"They never touched the meat with
their fingers, but with forks, which
they carried to their mouths, bending
their necks and bodies over their plates.
"There were several salads. These
they ate with forks, for it is not con
sidered proper to touch the food with
the fingers. However difficult It may
be to manage it, it is thought better to
put the little forked instrment in the
mouth than the fingers.
"The artichokes, asparagus, peas and
beans were brought It was a pleasure
to watch them try to eat these with
their forks, for some, who were less
adroit than the others, dropped as
many on their plates and on the way
to the mouth as they were able to get
to their mouths.
"Afterward a great silver basin and
pitcher of water were brought, and
the guests washed their hands, though
it seems as if there would not be much
scent of meat and grease on them, for
they had touched their food only with
those forked instruments."
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9 and evening costumes is something swell-a collection
9 that would do justice to a much larger store in a'much
9 larger city. Don't miss seeing them. Prices that please.
New Wash Goods.
Our store is aglow and overflowing with new novel
ties of the best styles in spring materials. ' Call and in
spect the line, you will be pleased both in price and qual
See Our Bargain Counter.
Good Shoes 50c and 75c per pair.
$1, $1.25 and $1.50 Shirts, now only 87c.
Splendid quality Lawn, 10 yards to bundle, while it
lasts 50c per bundle.
Best quality Bleach, 10-yard bundle, while they last
only 50c bundle.
Good quality Calicoes, only 44c.
Other bargains too numerous to mention.
9 THE YOUNG RELIABLE,
8 J. H. R IGBY.
5 Ahead in 5Special Lines.
SHere we are. We have been too busy for the last two
Sor three weeks to say anything to the public through the
newspapers-, but our
SCLOTHING, SHOES, HATS
AND GENT'S FYFNISHINGS
Sare all through the country speaking for themselves, and
STHEY THEY TELL THE TRUTH and bring us custom
Sers, men and boys, who wear our Clothing are daily corn
Sing in to be fitted up again, and the lady who wears Drew
C Selby Shoes will have no other.
We are selling the best and most stylish Clothing
~Efor less money than the same quality can be bought any
C where else.
Money talks, and the people who trade with us even
Smake every penny count. If you want to save some
SChristmas change and get value received, come to see us
Swhen you need a Suit of Clothes, a Pair of Pants, an
SOvercoat, a Hat, a Pair of Shoes or anything in Gent's
C Furnishing line.
Thanking you for past favors and soliciting more of
~Eyour valued business, we are
i ?C. ill D AVIS & C.8~
Zrovident Savings Life
EDWARD W. SCOTT, President.
PEACOCK & GOLD, Gen'l Ag'ts for North and South Carolina.
District Agents Wanted
By an established old line Life Insurance Company, with
attractive policy contracts. South Carulina presents an
unusually good field for Life Insurance soliciting. Under
our contracts-offered to district agents-men of charac
ter and ambition have excellent opportunities for r.pid
rise to positions of wealth and influence in their commu
nities. It will pay you to consult me. Write today.
Sumter, S. C.
Alderman Stock Farm.
For sale at all times, at prices' to suit the farmer and of breeding and qual
ifications to suit the fancier.
SHORTHORN AND JERSEY CATTLE,
AND BERKSHIRE HOGS
of either sex and all ages. Correspondence solicited. Come and see our stock
whether you intend to buy or not.
.AWOLU, S. C.
D. W. ALDERMAN, Prop. SAM'L G. BRYAN, Supt.
Tuesday and Wednesday.
March 28 and 29.
An invitation is extended to the pub
lic to attend our Spring Millinery Open
ing. We want to show what enter
prise and faith in our town can do'
Miss Glessner Kufauver is in charge
of this department and she will take
pleasure in exhibiting a most beautiful
line of the latest Pattern Hats.
Upon this notable occasion we will
have on display a magnificent line of
dress fabrics and trimmings to match.(
We are in the fight this season with
an equipment to make business and if
quantity, quality, style and price can
accomplish results, we are IT.
Remember the dates, 28th and 29th.