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AIANNING. S. C.. APRIL 5, 1911.
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SHALL THE SCOTT BILL PASS?
There is much concern to know
what congress will do about the
legislation regarding the cotton
exchanges, and if the Scott bill
becomes a law what the effect
will be on the marketing of the
staple the people of the South
are vitally interested in. In the
years past there was a hue and
cry against the speculation in
cotton futures, so much so that a
number of the States adopted
laws preventing the establish
ment of these speculative con
cerns in these States, but it did
not have the effect of stopping
the speculation. Now through
the Scott bill it is the purpose to
pat speculation in the fleecy
staple out of existence altogether
by an Act of congress, and this
is what has caused many to study
the question and to wonder
whether it would be for the cot
ton growers best interest for
such legislation. Like all other'
questions there are two sides,
and each present good argument.
With the cotton exchanges put
out of business, for that is what
the effect of the Scott bill will
be, what is to prevent the foreign1
buyers from ruling the price and'
force the growers to take what
they *ill allow? The politician
in the South when on the hust
ings would grow eloquent in de
picting the woes ot the people
when prices were low, and he
would attribute the cause of the
low price to "those rascals on
Wall Street" but when eonditions
became so that the price went up
and the farmers of the South are
getting rich they switch around
and claim it was their agitation
which forced Wall Street to -rec
ognize the rights of the masses,
and to give to them what was
their dues. This sort of stuff
was dished out to the masses.
regularly and they became to be
lieve what the orators said. Now,
however, with the ext-a' session
of congress at hand there is a
probability of some legislation
which will carry out the conten
tion of the political orators, and
it has brought on a question of
whether it would be best to let
the transactions in futures alone
or make such transactions un
lawful. Those who favor leav
ing the matter alone contend that
it will operate against the very
people sought to benefit, that it
will leave them in the hands of
the foreign buyErs who will con
trol the price. .[t will be to their
interest to hammer down the
product so the manufactured
goods can be put on the market
in -competition with the Ameri
can product; and, too, it is con
tended that the majority part of
mill investments is either owned
or controlled by European capi
tal. For this reason it is thought
of doubtful benefit to have con
gress tampering with the regula
tion of cotton futures.
We confess that we are unable1
to decide which is best, to drive
out the speculation in cotton or
to let the business continue as it
has. There is this much certa.n,
'with speculators on the ex
changes as now, the mills do not
have the purchase their own way
and they must go on the market
to compete with those who can
bear or bull the market as con
ditions will permit. The past
two years has shown the bulls
having the advantage, but if
there had been no speculators
whether the bulls would have
been able to stand against the
bears is hard to tell.
THEY ARE PULLING- FOR TRADE.
"See Charleston first" is the
slogan of the boosters of that
-city who are off for a six days'
tpthrough the Carolinas to ad
vertises-4he advantages of the
city-by-the-se~a for commercial
purposes. Inthe party making
this trip are some of'the most
substantial business men of the
city, who will impress the towns
and the cities they pass through
with the earnestness of the
awakening of South Carolina's
metropolis. We believe the pos
sibilities of Charleston are great,
and the coming. together of her
business men to invite capital1
and population, will bring about'
a new era not only for the great'
seaport but for the inland towns
as well. Those who regard
Charleston "sleepy" have not
done any investigating of late,
and when they do they will be
convinced that there is some
thing doing now and will con
tinue to be done in a substantial
way. The trade edition of the
News and Courier of last Monday
is a creditable piece of journal-i
istic work. This will be distrib
uted over the entire route and
those looking tor locations to
establish manufacturing. and
those looking for an outilet for
their merchandise and products'
will be impressed with the show
ing made in this edition of
RIGHT, YOU ARE.
Governor Blease has made hi
position positive in the matter c
requisitions from other States
and if be carries out this pos
tion it will put a stop to th
practice cf using the money c
the State to bring back froi
other States persons charge
with petty crimes. There ha
been a growing practice in thi
State to use the criminal m
chinery to collect debts, a part
would leave the State owin
money and to force the colle
tion of the debt a warrant woul
be issued charging "obtainin
money under false pretences,
when in fact it was an ordinar
debt; frequently the debt woul
not amoumnt to as much as th
cost of bringing the party bac
for trial: this expense woul
have to come out of the Stat
treasury. We think the gov
ernor is right: those who war
to use the criminal machinery 1
the future for the collection c
debts will have to pay the ei
penses themselves, and not pu
the burden on the State.
The cotton mills and the rai:
roads have' reached an agret
ment by which the mills ca
ship their manufactured good
to the port to be stored withot
extra charge. and the result wil
be that warehouses will be bui]
in Charleston for the storing c
the mill products for distributio
"I. W. Justice,". who is writin
letters in the Columbia Stat
may be more effective were b
to come out with his true coloi
and let people know who he l1
There is a strong suspicion th;
he is connected with Columbia
morning daily, and is not o
speaking terms with the objet
of his ridicule, and wit(').
Dr. A. S. J. Thomas, one
the most prominent Baptist mii
isters in the State died in Greei
ville last Sunday. Dr. Thoma
was a most excellent gentlema
and The Times editor has th
proud privilege of having ha
him as a friend for many year
He was a man of a most dehgh
ful temperament, broad in h
views and sympathetic in h
nature. It was an honor to bav
such a good man as a friend.
Col. James H. Tillman, forme
Lieutenant Governor of thi
State, died at Asheville, N. C
last Saturday night, after a pr<
tracted illness. "Jim Tillman,
as he was familiarly called b
his acquaintances, was a brilliar
young man, had many friend
and many enemies. His caree
was cut short by his assassina
tion of N. G. Gonzales. He too
a most brilliant life and snuffe
out his own in torture.
Governior Blease do 't fea
the "unlucky" number'io in fa<
he claims "13" is his mascot. H
was married on the 13th, electe
governor on the 13th, electe
head of the Red Men on the 13tl
and he says that he has thirtee
bills before him passed by tb
general assembly which he ha
not signed. One of these bills
the Act passed in accordance wit
his message sent to the generi
assembly demanding the Invest
gation of the acts of the winding
up dispensary cornmission the
The New York senatorial si
uation has been cleared at la:
by the election of Judge J.
O'Gorman United States senatoa
Tammany could not get its fa'
orite, Sheehan, which was a die
appointment to the great orgar
ization, but it did succeed in ge:
ting another Tammanyite. Thi
was one of the bitterest fight
ever pulled off in the Empir
State, but it is hooed that th
breach has been healed so the
the Democratic party will be abl
to go into the presidential can
pagn in solid array.
The extr~a session of congres
is now in working order, an
the Democratic party has a tas
to perform which will requir
the most careful statemanshi:
to keep it from going on the rock
of disaster. Every party tha
has attempted to tamper wit
the tariff has come to grief, an
in order to prevent a revolutio
of the business interests of th
country there must not be an
radicalism. Should the majorit
in congress go ahead to scal
the tariff down to the demand
of those who have been clamo:
ing for free trade, it will resu]
in the greatest business ui:
heaval the country has hadi
many years. therefore we sa
th Democrats have a tremner
dos responsibility and the
should go slow lest they brin
upon the cour'try a conditionc
The United States Suprem~
Court filed a decision on Monda
which is of importance to th:
public, and strikes a blow at th:
drug concerns which sought t
prevent the cut in mediceme:
The court decides that the cu
rates are lawful. For severt
years the drug business has beo
on hugre combination and th:
public has had to bear with th:
prices fixed by them. If a dru
store undertook to sell medicine
at a price below that fixed by th:
combine it would be blacklistec
The courts were invoked to rc
strain a medicine concern frot
cutting prices, but the decisio
says in effect the owner of th]
goods has a right to cut rate
and to sell his medicines at an
price lhe pleases. The decisio
should have the etfect of bring
in on competition and reducin
I Governor Blease says he will
S not oppose Senator Tillman for
,f the United States Senate. There
is a reason.
c Baseball is going to be played
f in Charleston again. Itis strange
n how those people love to cling to
d the things ancient.
The Charleston News and
Courier says "The best sausage
n maker in the world is in Charles
ton." No wonder there are more
stray cats and dogs in that city
than anv other city in the world.
The South Carolina delega
d tion in congress has received
e some good committee assign
k ments. They are distributed as
Banking and currency---Byrnes
t Rivers and harbors-Ellerbe.
Z Foreign affairs-Legare.
Post offices-Findley. -
Railways and canals-Ellerbe.
I- War claims-Byrnes.
3- Printing-Findley, chairman.
n District of Columbia-Aiken.
.s Civil service reform-Findley.
It is now said that President
Taft has selected his man to take
n the place of Judge Brawley when
he retires from the judgeship,
but they do not say who he is.
, There are several worthy men
e who would like to - wear the
s ermine, and among them is the
. former governor, Martin F. An
t sel, of Greenville, but it is our
guess the appointment will go to
n a Republican, quite likely Hon.
t B. H. Hagood. of Charleston,
the equal intellectually and soc
ially of any that have been men
yf tioned for the place. Just watch
1 and see if Hagood does not have
. the mantle placed upon his
.e Governor Blease has signed
d the Asylum Act, and has ap
. pointed two members of the old
- commission, Dr. J. W. Babcock
s and Dr. Robert Wilson. The
s other members of the commission
e are Col. E. H. Aull, of Newberry;
John F. Floyd, of Spartanburg;
and James M. Payne. The new
members are all well known and
are zood men. Judge R. 0.
s Purdy, of Sumter, was one of.
- the original members of the com
mission, and we expected him to
be re-appointed but it seems he
. was lost in the executive shuffle.
t These gentlemen have a huge
xtask to perform and a grave re
r sponsibility; for the present year
Lther will have the handling of
k S240. 000 for the building of the
dnew asylum* buildings on the
property purchased by the old
t When in Charleston last week
e we found the politicians getting
d their pezs in a row for the mu
d nicipal campaign. Meetings were
1, being held by the workers for
n the respective candidates for
e mayor, and from all that we
. could learn the Grace forces- are
s preparing to wage a strong fight
h to land John P. Grace in the
el mayor's office. Grace is a fighter
i who never lets up, and it would
? not surprise us in the least to see
n him the next mayor of that city.
Should he win there will be a
rattling of the dry bones because
. he will shake up things from
center to circumference, and be
.cause of the fear of this very
~thing the opposition will make
the fight of their lives to prevent
his election. Grace has one ad
vantage, there is an element in
b that city who have no patience
s with those who would run the
Saffairs of the municipality on
e Sunday school principles, and
e from observation we judge these
t to be in the majority. Should
e Grace receive the votes of all
a who are not in sympathy with
mixing religion with politics he
is most sure to corne under the
string ahead of his opponents.
d sTAtTE OF 0RI0, C1TY OF TOLEDO. .
J CFREY maes oath thiat hc is the
en-eior partner of the tirm of F. J. C11ENEY
eCu. doing' business in the city of Toledo. county
p and State -foresaid. andthat said trir will pay
te sum of ONE H-UNDRIED DOLLARS for
S each and evecry case of catarrh that cannot be
,tcud by the use of HlAI L c Ai a11C1 .
bi S-worn to before me and subscribed in my pres
ance. this 6th day of December. . D. ~;
'SEAL -Notary Public
s ii catarrh Cure is taken internally and
ets dircly on the blood and mucous surfaces
.' F1 CEYS CO.. T oo 0.
e Hlall's Family Pills are the best.
- Winthrop Dots.
t This is the time of year when
everybody is more or less inter
ested in athletics, and Winthrop
girls are no exception to the
l eneral rule. Basketball is the
y particular athletic sport to which
we are addicted. The Sub-Fresh.,
> though victorious over the Fresh
and the Specials, were badly
beaten by the Sophomores last
e Monday. The next game will be
y played next Monday, between
e the Junior and Senior classes.
e The winning class on next Mon
oday will play the Sophomores on
.FedDay. The class which
tcmsout on top, in the final
Samwill hv h anr
n 'Eight of our teachers, viz.:
e Misses Smith, Grant, Withers,
e Parks and Mcfeat. and Dr. Kin
g r and Mr. Coker, attended the
sAlno~' Reunion held in Column
e bia, March 25th and 26th. The
L meeting seems to have been a'
I distinct success. Every county~
nthe State, except one, was
e The U. S. Departiuent of Agri
s culture has requested Dr. John
y son to prepare an outline of the
n work done in our departments of
-Domestic Science. Arts, and
HomeEconomics, to bc used in
th? tmeninai Health and
FIygiene Exhibit, M' Dusden,
Rock Hill is full of girls now
ind Winthrop is steadily grow
ng. There have been more ap
plications this year than ever
before. We now have an enroll.
nent of 702-487 old and 215 nen
Last Thursday the wind bles
i tree across the wires between
bere and the Catawba powei
house, so Winthrop College was
in darkness. It was something
unusual not to have to study and
we had a great time. Some ol
our teachers entertained us witb
interesting and exciting ghosi
How Fertilizers are Analysed at Clemson.
EdiLor The Manning Times:
If it were not for the laws gov
erning the inspection and analy.
sis of commercial fertilizers,
South Carolina would be made a
lumping ground for fertilizers
that could not be sold in States
having an inspection law. Nc
one, not even a chemist, without
a chemical analysis can tell thE
difference in the value, for in
stance of an 8, 3, 3 fertilizer and
a 10, 4, 4, fertilizer. The farmei
would simply be at the mercy oj
the manufacturers (and there arE
always some unscrupulous man
ufacturers) were it not for the
fertilizer analysis conducted b.
Clemson College. It is the pur
pose of this article to show L.ov
this analysis is carried on.
The general assembly of Soutt
Carolina makes laws governing
the inspection and analysis ol
commercial fertilizer, and the
board of trustees simply carry
out these laws.
There are two kinds oJ
samples, namely: "Official sam
ples" drawn by the College In
spectors, and-"Farmer Samples'
that may be drawn by any pur
chaser in a manner prescribed
by law. For the collection oJ
official samples, the State is di
vided into fourteen districts,
with an inspector for each dis
trict. These inspectors canvass
the several districts and collec1
samples where ever they may
find fertilizers. These samples
are placed in thirty-two ouncE
bottles, sealed and numbered, it
the presence of a witness whc
writes with the inspector an affi
davit to the effect that thE
sample is a just and fair one, and
drawn in accordance with thE
law. These samples are then
sent to Mr. H. M. Stackhouse,
secretary of the board of Ferti
lizer control. Upon receipt oj
these samples by Mr. StackhousE
they are turned over to thE
chemical department by numbers
only, and skilled chemist arE
directed to look for the ingredi
ents claimed by the manufact
urer. The name of the mann
facturer andj the per cent. od
each ingredients claimed by thE
manufacturer is not known tc
the .chemist. The chemist is.
however, given the ingredient
but not the amount, or per cent.
guaranteed by the manufacturex
for the following reasons: If for
instance, patash alone is claimed
by the manufacturer, it is uttel
folly and waste of time and
money to look for phosphoric
acid and ammonia. It takes just
as much time and money tc
prove the absence of an ingred
ient as it does to determine the
per cent. of an ingredient. The
chemist will have to analysE
about 1,400 official samples this
season, and this means 7,00C
separate determinations. It will
be impossible for them to oom
pelte this work before the first
of July. Now, if they were re
guired to make a complete anal
ysis of any fertilizer sent in,
there is no telling when thE
work of the season would bE
When an analysis is completed
the chief chemist sends the re.
sult of tha analysis to the secre
tary of the board of the fertilizei
control. Should the sample faill
below the guarantee in any in.
gredient the secretary returns
the sample and the chemists are
required to make another analy
sis to correct or contine the firs1
analysis. The results of the
analysis are then published and
every manufacturer whose goods
falls below the limit prescribed
by law (3 per cent.) has his name
published in black letters with a
black index hand pointing to it.
These results are also published
in bulletins, which are sent out
free to the farmers of the State.
Any one can get these bulletins
by simply sending his name te
J. N. Hook, secretary 'to the
board of experiment station con
trol, with the aequest that he
may be put on the mailing list.
It is absolutely necessary that
those sending fertilizers tc
lemson to be analysed, give
the name of the manufacturer or
else the secretary of the board
of fertilizer control could not
publish the results for the bene
tt of the people of the State. 11
a manufacturer falls belc~r guar.
intee on his goods he is subject
to prosecution, and is required
to pay to the farmer the ditfer
ace between the value of tbe
rcrtilizer as shown by the analy.
is and the value as shown by
The law prescribes that any
purchaser of fertilizers may take
i sampnle within fifteen days
ifter delivery, and in the same
way that the inspector does, the
Iraw~ing to be made in the pres
ance of two witnesses, (one
hosen by the buyer and the
ter by the seller). The seller
nust have six days' notice, and
he sample must be sealed in
he presence of a third disinter
asted witness. All three wit
esses must sign a certificate
3hat is sent with sample to the
secintry of the board of fertili
zer conted. The analysis is made
in the same way as for the official
samiples. The ingredients claim
ed should be given, but it is not
necessary to give the per cent.
guaranteed. These rules are
necessary for the protection of
the manufacturers as well as for
Those of us who are taking
the agricultural courses are
given both practical and theo
retical instruction in the anal
ysis of commercial fertilizers
during our junior and senior
year. This, we learn for our
selves what fertilizer analysis is.
We will be glad to introduce any
of our farmer friends, ~at any
time to our instructors. who will
gladly show them through the
laboratories and explain more
in detail the methods of work.
T. C. G.
GRAFT IN PERSIA.
Officials Pay For the Privilege of
Fleecing the Public.
A LAND WITHOUT LAWYERS.
And Yet That Extraordinary Exemp
tion Does Not Help the Unfortunate
Who Gets Into Trouble-Coaxing the
Accused to Confess.
It would be difficult for a Persian
who has not traveled to understand
American excitement over what the
newspapers here call "graft." My
motherland, Persia, is not yet quite
awake to the possibility of a man's
serving the public for a certain fixed
salary and taking nothing mora. In
Persia they take it for granted that
every officeholder will "gouge" people
whenever he gets a chance.
There are no lawyers in Persia, so
there are no jokes about lawyers' ap
petite for gold and silver. If you have
ever had a costly lawsuit on your
hands you may think that makes mat
ters simpler, but getting into trouble
means being squeezed for money,
,wrung for money, as if you were a
piece of wet cloth in a washerwoman's
This is how it is managed: First,
~you see, the governor of a city or of a
province never has a definite salary
from the state-not at all. On the con
trary, he pays the state treasury sev
eral thousand dollars more or less for
the privilege of being governor and of
making what he can out of the enter
prise. He is not an elected officer; he
is more like a "concessionaire" at one
of your big expositions, who offers a
large sum for a chance to run a res
taurant or to provide Ice cream soda or
The governor (or mayor) of a large
Persian town may have perhaps 100 to
150 employees under him. Of these
only a few house servants (cook,
coachman and the like) have fixed
2wages. The incomes of the others de
pend upon the amount of money which
they can help turn into the great
man's hands in the form of fines and
taxes. You can guess whether the
'neighbors are fond of them!
Suppose now you live in Persia. You
bave leased a piece of ground or you
have sold some goods and the other
man does not pay. You dun him,
Then you'-threaten him. Then you go
to the governor and make a complaint.
An officer arrests your debtor and
takes him before the governor's sec
retary for exnmination. Possibly he
can convince that Important personage
that It Is not a just debt. If he can
not do that he would better put all his
Wits to work to convince the secretary
that poverty makes it quite impossi
ble to pay up.
This Is where many of the 150 under
employees get their chance. A large
part of their occupation Is hunting up
facts about everybody's property,
everybody's business, everybody's in
come. They know an amazing num
ber of things which your debtor sup
posed were safely secret. They pro
duce information whenever informa
,ton is wanted.
Your man's pretense that business 1s
bad and that he is all but bankrupt is
brushed aside, and he is made to pro
duce an amount of money consider
ably larger than the original debt.
"Made" to produce it? Yes. There
are shocking things that can be done
to him if he hesitates too long, and he
knows it. So, like a child aware that
there is an ugly stick waiting in the
corner, he usually does not hesitate
too long. He saves his skin and hands
over the money. You get maybe S0
to 90 per cent to satisfy your claim
that Is, the officer of justice practi
cally. collects from you 'something for
his own services. The rest goes to the
governor and such of the employees
as may be considered in the case.
Perhaps you have a shop in the town
bazaar or market place and some poor
good-for-nothing steals a chicken that
was hanging on the wall. If a woman
was the thief she Is most likely fined
possibly whipped if she has no money
to pay a fine. If the culprit is a man
they punch a hole through the car
tilage of the lower end of his nose, put
a cord through the hole and lead him
in this painful disgrace all around the
bazaar. The officer collects as he goes
along a few cents from this shopkeep
er and a few cents from that one as
an acknowledgment of the officer's
service in publicly exposing a thief.
Naturally it often happens that some
outrageous robbery occurs or some
body is brutally murdered, and the
guilty one is unknown. Then the gor
ernor's detective agents set to work.
2.nybody may be arrested on suspicion
'nd examined elther as the probable
offender or as a witness. If the sus
tect has plenty of money he can al
ways prove his innocence or his ignei
rance by paying cash to the examining
officers, though, since there Is no regu
lated tarifi in such matters, the pro
ceeding may be quite expensIve.
If the suspect is too poor to make
things right with the examiners or too
stubborn to tell what he knows-and
sometimes, I am afraid, if he really
does not know anything to tell-they
have some "third degree" methods
warranted to muake a man say some
thing. One such method is what they
call the "bastinado." It is whipping
the soles of the bare feet with slen
der rods. Often live coals from a pipe
are put on the shaven head of a pris
oner to make him confess. Sometimes
- But no. Probably you would not
care to hear any more along this par
ticular line. Persian Inventions In this
department of criminology are clever
in their way, but not things to de
scribe in full detall.-Leon Medem in
2-7. York World.
Bucken's Arnica Salve
The Dest Salve In The World.
"I was very nervous,"
writes Mrs. Mollie Mirse,
of Carrsville, Ky., "had
palpitation of the heart,
and was irregular.
"On the advice of Mrs.
Hattie Cain I took 2 bot
ties of Cardui and it did
me more good than any
medicine I ever took.
"I am 44 years old and
the change has not left
me, but I am lots better
since taking Cardui."
The Woman's Tonic
Cardui is advertised and
sold by its loving friends.
The lady who advised
Mrs. Mirse to take Cardui,
had herself been cured of
serious female trouble, by
Cardui, so she knew what
Cardui would do.
If Cardui cured Mrs.
Cain and Mrs. Mirse, it
surely will cure you too.
Won't you try it?
Teacher's Examination, May 5, 1911.
The next Teacher's Examination will
be held at the court house in Manning
on Friday, May 5th, 1911. beginning
promptly at, 9 o'clock. Every holder of
a second or third grade certificate which
has expired or about to expire, should
stand this examination: as otherwise,
they may fail in having them recog
nized at a time which might be very
embarrassing to the holder.
The State Board of Education will
continue the questions on agriculture.
These questions will be b&sed on two
bulletins: "School Lessons in Corn"
and "School Exercises in Plant Produc
tion." These bulletins will be mailed
free to every teacher applying for them.
Address card to the county superin
tendent. All teachers or those expect
ing to teach must qualify under the law,
or give place to those who do take the
pains to abide by the law.
E. J. BROWNE,
County Supt. Education.
Foley Kidney Pills contain in concen
trated form ingredients of established
therapeutic value for the relief and cure
of all kidney and bladder ailments.
Foley Kidney Pills are antiseptic, tonic
and restorative. Refuse substitues. W.
E. Brown & Co.
While there is little ob
servance of Lent in this
section, we have never
theless a splendid Line of
delicacies suitable for
the fasting season or for
luncheons at any time.
A partial list we men
Codfish Balls . . Can 2.5c.
Fish Flakes . . . Can 100.
Shredded Codfish . Can 12c.
French Sardines . . Can 18e.
Norwegian Sardines Can 1 5e.
A m. Mus. Sardines Can 10c.
Kippered Herrings Can 20c.
Soused Mackerel . Can 20c.
Finest Salmon, 1 lb Can 25c,
Finest Salmon. A. lb Can 15c.
Pimento Cheese . Jar 15c.
Edam Cheese . Each $ I1.10
Finest Cream Cheese. Lb. 25c.
Peanut Butter . . Jar 15c.
Olives. stuffed with
celerv. .. ....Bottle 30c.
Olives, stuffed with
Pimentos . . . Bottle 30c.
A complete assortment
of Condiments. Cakes
and Crackers, Bever
ages, Pickles. Fruits, Etc.
otice of Books of Subscription.
Pursuant to authority vested in the
uriersigned by the Secretary of State
poiting them Doard of Corporators.
h books of subscription to the capital
stok of the Avant Consolidated Comn
any will be opened at the oillee in the
COlL.oghHardware store building at
ummet on. S. C., Thutrsday April 9th.
911. at 3 o'clock. p. mn.
W. A. AVANT,
R. C. RICHARDSON. JR.,
A:\-\ ~ RESOLVED
THAT NOW IS THE TIME
To BLOOM OUT 10
NEW ARRAY. NATURE
1 - IS BLOOMiNC oUT w BEAUTY
AT Tsis SEAsoN- \WHY
re ]SHOULD NOT YOU BLooM
OUT- WE'VE GOT THf.
0 S J'BLOSSOMS
To BLooM oUT WILL BE EASY IF YOU CoME To
US, AND YoU SURELY ARE NoT GoING To LET
EASTER PASS WITHoUT BLooMING oUT ARE
YOU? TAKE THE BLoSSoMS FRoM AVINE AND IT
WILL LooK BARE. FAIL To DRESS WELL AND
YOURSELF WILL NOT LOOK So ATTRACTIVE:
DRESS WLLL HELP YOU. DRESS WILL MAKE
YOU FEEL GooD AND PRoSPER. THESE THINGS
WILL ADD To YOUR DRESS. WE CAN SHOW
YOU SWELL NECKTIES FOR 25C. PRoPER THINGS
IN SHIRTWAISTS FOR $1.08 GooD FEELING UN
DERWEAR FoR $1 DOWN To 20C.
TASTY HoSE FoR $2.50 PER DoZ. OR AS LoW
AS 8C. A PAIR.
Pretty Lawn 12c. Grade for Easter.................... 9c.
Dress Ginghams, 12c. Grade for Easter................. 9c.
Men's 75c. Dress Shirts, for Easter .................... 43c
Beautiful Waistings, for Easter .................. .....18c
Clothing and Shoe Sale Still Going On.
OUR SPRING LETTER.
SUMMERTON, S. C., March 1, 1911.
A buggy ride through the country with the blooming peach -
and the apple blossoms on each side, the common fence corner
briar bush budding forth, indicates that spring Is nearly nere.
The tooting of a strange whistle and the rushing by of a train of
cars on the Northwestern, the road which dces for us what none
other can do, brings us home each night, tells us that the guano
extra is on, pressaging the early use of Fertilizer Distributors.
The .land is "flushed," only waiting to be worked.
In passing I would like to mention that we have anticipated
the wants of our friends and are prepared to offer them their
choice of the following Distributors: Cole, K. P. Gantt, Gem and
Rex. We also have the following Planters: Cole Combination
Cotton and Corn, with and without the guano attachment; the
Cox (there is nothing better), and the Old Reliable Dowlow, the -
one that has planted more acres than all others combined. Our
prices will bear comparison with the surrounding markets. We
are also in touch with the needs of our trade in the way of Straight
Shovels, Sweeps or Scrapes. in all sizes. We also have an elegant
line of Farm Bridles.
The number of high tenant houses being built shows the im
proved condition of our country. 15c. cotton is gradually bring
ing us into own. Brick chimneys and metal roofs seems to be
the order of the day. While on this subject, will put in a word
for the business. We are headquarters for this section for Lime,
Cement, Sash, and Mental Roofing (both galvanized and painted).
We usually have it when others are "just out."
rj he miles of Fencing and the fat barrows with the old sow
and droves of suckling pigs in connection with the record of
Hannah Plowden, impresses one with the idea that the day of the
western smoke house and barn for our people is past; merely
spken of as "way back yonder," like the war or earthquake. Our
shipment of Wire has arrived and the price is right. Try the
markets and come and sec us, you will buy. No drayage to pay,
car unloaded mn our warehouse.
Incidentally, would like to mention that we have lost five or
six sets of wire stretchers some where in our surrounding country.
Any information in regard to th'em will be appreciated.
Don't forget our Tin Smith. We are prepared to do metal
work at once and in an up to-date manner. We are grateful for
the business we have been getting and are showing our apprecia
tion by keeping prices down to lowest point that our business
safely will permit.
SUTMMERTON HARDWARE CO.
IMANNING IARDWARE COMPANY g
I Where Can be Foundg
TheCelebrated Prosperity Farm
'The Beautiful Sanitary Wall Coat
The High-grade Paints and 7arn
The Incomparable 0. K. Stoves and
The Matchless for Strength Ameri
Scan Wire Fence.
The Everlasting Hickory Leather
S The Full Stock of Hardware, Enam
elware and Crockery.
The Hearty Welcome for all our
Many Friends, at The
SMANNING HIARPNAR COMPANY g