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Every piece of
that it would be sheet
Men's $8.20 Sni
Men's $15.00 Su
Men's 50c Shirl
Men's $1.00 Shii
Men's 15c Triangl
7c 3 For.
Men's $5.00 Rain
Men's $3.00 and $3
42 Ladies' Serge, Sil:
din Dresses, worth uj
180 Ladies' Coats, w
s PROMPTLY Fl
I LOUIS APPEur'.
MANING. S. C., JAN. 19. 1916
PUBLL41ED EVERY WEDNESDA
L. I. APPELT,
E DITOR AND PRoPRE1!oR
- 20TASEOUL01D BE CBEA?.
Why is potash selling at $4
00 per ton when there is enous
*of it available mn the New En
land States to supply the whc
world for many centuries? W1
is it that is keeping this fa
from becoming generally knov
and what is the reason? 0
State Agricultural Colleges w<
aware,or should be, of its
treme cheapness and solubili
for agricultural purposes, f
many of them made tests as I
.back as 1889 and proved witbc
a question the value of this en
mous potash supply at our ye
The Agricultural Departme
at Washington has made ye
extensive tests and fo-md ti
this silicate of potash is solul
In the soil and as easily a
*quickly available for plant 1
as the German Potash Sal
These tests are all scientifica
described in Bulletion 104. B1
ean of Plant Industry, Agric
tui-al Department, Washingt<
D.' C., entitled "The use
Feldspathic Rocks as Fei
In the most of the mid<
States and a large number
the Southern States there is
inexhaustible supply of pots
feldspar that will run from
to fifteen per cent potash.
the State of Georgia large
posits of potasL feldspar can
found in Cherokee, Lumpk
Rabun and several other coi
ties. In North Carolina, dep
; its can be found in Alexand
Buncombe, Hickory, C I a
Cleveland, Gaston, Hay wo<
Mitchell and many other co
ties in unlimited quantities.
Prof. Allerton S. Cushm
formerally with the Uni
litate Agtricnltural Departme
ts Friday AX
Jan. 21, U
of a dol
Winter Merchandise in our store mus
folly for you to miss any day of this
ts, at ' Men's 50c Unders
its, at Men's $2.00 and $2.50
;s, at Boy's Fleeced Unde
-ts, at Men's $1.00 Ovel
a Collars Men's 10c Grey ]
-0 Men's Work Shi
Boy's $4.50 to $6.09 Su
.50 Pants, sizes, at
k and Pop
rth up to 11
Don't forget this Great
states in the Bulletin above men
tioned that the potash in these
feldspathic rocks, when ground
soil, becomes soluble and availa
ble for plant life very rapidlly.
There is scarcely a county in all
New England that has not many
-large deposits of feldspar rock
which will analyze from six to
-twelve and fifteen per cent pot
ash. The cost of quarrying and
pulverizing on a fairly large
scale should not exceed $3.00 to
$4.00 per ton.
-I would advise every farmer
in this country to send to the
-Bureau of Plant Industry, Agri
0 cultural Department, Washing
0ton, D. 0., and secure a copy of
hBulletin 104 if he has any desire
to obtain a supply of potash al
le most for the asking, which is
20 without a question, soluble and
et available when pulverized as
nabove stated. If he is unable to
lobtain this valuable bulletin, ow
ling to its being out of print, I
-would suggest that he make a re
ty quest tchrough the Congressman
rfrom hisDsrc that another
ar edition be printed immediately
ut by the Government for distribu
ry The old doctrine claiming that
plant food must be either water
nt soluble or soluble in dilute acids
ybefore being mixed with th~e soil
at in order to become quickly avail-.
>le able has long since been explod
nd ed. It wa s always a delusion.
ife The bacteria of the soil do not
t function or thrive properly ex
ycept in the preser-ce of an over
ir- abundance of igorganic plant
-food and a liberal amount of
-ti- CMPETITION IS THE I.IFE OF TRADE.
HWhat do you know about the
ofsubject of "Ccmpetition"? Is
nthere anything left for you to
hlearn? It is true that "-compe
tition is the life of tr-ade."
ILet us see
A merchant in a certain town
be as no competition. He has
everything his own way. He
n- thinks he has the people right
where he wants them and that
er. they will have to go to him or go
-d, He runs along nicely for a
un- time and then begins to get care
less. You notice that his floor
an. needs sweeping, the windows
ted could stand soap and water, dust
D NOW COME
t go at cost, or below cost, its imme
Anneal Clearance Sale.
irts $1.25 Suit Case
Hats at 10c Homespun. per
6c Calico, per yi
10c Sheeting, per;
103 Gingham, per
its, large 15c Double Width Su
Ladies $1.50 Waists,
Ladies Suits: worth up to
Clearance Sale will last but Ten D
counters, and cobwebs are seen ai
in the corners. in
Soon he thinks he ought t3
make more money with less fi1
work. He pushes prices up a bi
cent or two and his . pocketbook ti
gets fatter. That looks good to ii
im and he shoves tbe price up ti
He doesn't take the trouble to,
study his customers, their needs, y
and the conditions that prevail, s.
because he has no cbmpetition. b:
His store gets dingier and less ti
inviting, and it lacks that home- a'
like appearance of welcome p
when his customers call. g
In time customers begin to get i
tired, for they feel that they are o
being stung. Some turn to the a
mail order man, while others go lI
miles out of their way to reach
another town. rThey want some a
thing for their money. 'k
Soon the merchant notices a t
shrinkage and wakes up. He b
makes desperat ' efforts to en- t
tice his customers back to him. b
But it is useless. They have had
This merchant's business has el
been irreparably damaged by U
his indifference, neglect and ti
greed. caused by the lack of com t
But there is another side to b
this picture--one that is bright
er and is seldom turned to the tl
Where competition e x i s t s P
there is life, and energy, and P
brightness, and where these o'
thigs are the people will go..h
Competition brings to the sur- f
face and into use the best that
is in every man, where other. C
wise these qualifications would b
often lie dormant and without s
avail. And these qualifications. I'
when brought into play, attract
and draw and hold the allegiance
of the people,
The public asks no more than i
a fair return for its money, and I
if there is not sufficient compe- a
tition in tbe borne town to insure s
this then they will look else- v
No man can expect to secure
and hold the trade or any class I
of people just because he is him- f
self. He may look good to him- t
self, but if his goods are of prop t
er quality and the price is right c
they will discount his personali- '1
ty a hundred per cent.a
And competition forces every i
man to keep the right kind of c
.p.ices, ai s mainly quality 1
S THE SAVIh
terial, but the goods must go in
s 10c Cotton Flanne!
Good Sized T
Ladies' 75c Nigh
Ladies' 75c V
iting, per , 19C
Children's 75c ]
Ladies $4.00 wai
54 Children's and Mi
worth up to $8.
ys. so we urge you to come as ea
id price that keeps the trade S
the h.ome town. - .ir
The more competition you
d in a town the cleaner and E
-ghter the stories will be, and
e tastier the displays, and the
ore attractive the price. These v
sings spell life, and liife is al- E
ays appealing to the people. ti
It is competition that has de- I
loped our magnificent school o
stem, and developed and s
roadened our religious institu- o
ons, and our railway systems,
d the thousand and one enter- o
rise s that are making this the e
reatest commercial nation of 'I
ie globe. It is the outlet and
erflow of unbounded energy a
d ingenuity superinduced sole- a
by necessity and competition.
To compete sixccessfully with
a adversary a merchant must
now his people, and anticipate h,
eir desires, and meet them
aif way in every step they
ke. The people can be won,
ut they can not be bought.
The most successful merch
ats the world has ever produc
l are consistent and persistent
sers of advertising space in
2eir local papers. Thbey adver
se because they know the peo
le demand it and insist upon
aving what they demand.
The local merchant- who uses
xe advertising eolumns, of his
ome paper, keeps the goods the
eople wants, and makes hisa
rices right, need have no fear
f competition, 1t will make
im, as it has made others be
But failure to advertise when
ompetitioni is in the field is the
estand most effective means of
ending the buyer to the other
cLAURI IS FOR THE FARMER.
While others have been wast
g time in talk, Senator Mc
aurin has, as usual, been going a
head building something. A
ystem of direct sales from farma
arehouse to mill has been in.
There is a State warehouse at
3ennettsville which consists of
our units under one manage
ent. This house being so sit
ated that Senator McLaurin
ould assume personal supert
ision of the venture, he has in
ugurated the system there. The
,lan has met the approval of
ne of the most experienced and
et kenown cotton buyers in the
rG EVENT OF
10 days regardless of former vale,
per yard, Children's Small Q
owels $1.90 Sheets, ,
Towels 15c Woodbine P
t Gowns Blankets, size
aists, $3 00 and $3.501
Caps, Ladies' Wool
resses, Ladies' 50c
sts, at 671
rly as you can, as we will place :
Late, as is shown by the follow ti
g letter: b
"Union, S. ta., Jan.. 14, 1916. al
Lon. John L. McLaurin, Colum-'tl
bia, S. C. Y
Dear Sir:-I was in Bennetts- r<
ille buying cotton for the Union
uffalo Cotton Mills and inves. S
gated your system of selling. b
wish to express my approval a;
f same. It is the best I have ti
sen, involving no loss of time tl
r useless expense. 0
I found the samples in an ti
ifice up town, with a. card in 'a
ach giving weight and grade. 8
'he cotton is delivered on the e
rading tags and it is not nleces- o
ry to go into the warehouse t
nd tear it down. t
As a cotton buyer of many V
ears experience, I unhesitat- it
igly say it is the best system I r
Yours truly, Y
A. M. Wyse.
The advantage of -the plan
hich has been adopted is ap
arent to everybody. When a d
otton buyer is buying cotton U
or a mill, under the system now e
i vogue, he has to buy grades L
bat he does not want, and a
birefore heis not inposition to
ay full price for those. grades ~
ihich he does want. Under the
ytem of selling by the sample, t
towever, each individual lot of r
otton stands on its own basis. 0
nd the low grade cotton of one
erson is not allowed to affect P
be price of the cotton of another
erson that the mill wants. Un
.er the present system of buy- ~
rg, the cotton buyer forces the C
w grades on the mill at the ex
iense of the sellers of good cot- a
on. This evil is remedied under t
he plan adopted by Senator Mc
It would be a shame and a dis
race to South Carolina if the ~
aan whose broad vision brought ~
he State warehouse system into C
meing. and whose constructive a
,bility continues to develop and '
o build it, should by a combina .
ion of export cotton buyers and ~
e insurance trust, be defeated.
t is a square issue bet ween the
>eople of South Carolina and the
arasites who toil not, and
ieither do they spin, but live on
he fat of the land, at the ex
>ense of those who labor.
They picked up a Columbia ~
awyer first, and they have
ropped him like a hot potato, t
mad nowme ee from the papers i
e, In order to move our entire Wit
ze Dresses,at Ladies' Colored
60x72, at A Large Lot
$3.50 -and $4 (
Waists, 400 Pairs Chil
Infant's and Children's Coats.
worth up to $5.00, at
Ladies $3.00 Skirts, at
new Bargains on Sale every day w
at a cotton buyer is to be
ought forward to "develop hi
d build up" (?) a system for tt
e benetit of the farmers. Do tii
u expect wolves to nurse and
The most important part of
enator McLaurin's report is the
story given of the fight made o~
~ainst the insurance trust in c
uis StaLte. We call attention tow
e very singular fact that not
e of the daily papers mentions i
is matter. We are face to face o
ith a sad condition of affairs in
uth Carolina when the influ
uce and power of a trust which
presses the people debars:e
ea from getting such informa- jTi
on through the daily press,
!hich alone is able to handle sa
fully, as that contained in the 4o
port of Senator McLaurin.
Read it, farmers, and see for
urselves how you have been
The Columbia Record of Sun
y comes out with a triple cot
mn editorial in behalf of Gov
ror Manuning, and boosts him
igh as the sky, just because the
vernor offered to pay to Dr.
Villiams over two thousand dcl
rs in excess of the salary al-.i
ed by the legislature. and
Lke the cnances on this body
imbursing him. but these gen
emen did not see the use in this
igli salary, therefore refused to hb
y the governor for his folly.
he Record is nowv trying to
aise this money by private sub
ripionls. and offers to start it
: with $25.00. Why should then
ope of South Carolina be
sed for such aid? Did anyone ',
dl the governor to make this1
peeta inducemueut to Dr. Wil
ams? He madec a bad bargain,
ierefore he should be made to
ick to it. The governor sees1
is mistake now. and says he
anot pay this extra salary
nother year. What will he do
ith Dr. Wilkamns? This institu-b
ion has made such a fine show
g under his regime, and now|
) drop him, would do the doctor!
gross injustice, as he has just
egun his hard labors in this de
artment of his profession. If
h Record WAnts to help a
iorthy cause, they might take
p a collection for the poor or
ome charitable institution, but
e see no need of passing around
he hat for the governor, who is itl
LOW snory he spoke.
priced things so low
ladies' $3.00 and $3-50
avy Work Shoes, at
3.00 Boy's Shoes. at
[en's and Children's
)c TO 98C
Zen's and Children's
)c To 59c y
is $1.50 Skirts, at
$5.02 Raincoats, at
:t to Post Office.
SUMTER. S. C.
P J DeLain. 1 lot.
Estate A C Dickson. 1 lot; 1 build
Elmnore Evans, 1 lot; 1 building.
Lillie James, 11lot; 1 .building.
Annie Jenkins, 1 lot 1; building.
J. C Lynch. 1 lot; 1 building.
Thomas Miller, 1 lot.
Preston Pearson; .1.lot.
JToe Richardson, 1 lot.
Mary Robersbo, 1 lot; 1 building.
Estate S. A. Ballard, 42 acres; 1
W. Md. Havvin. I2 acres.
January Roberts, 19 2-3 acres; 2
Rosa- Lee James, 15 acres.
Bettie Tomblin, 100 acres; 1. build
Mary E Washihgton, 23 acres; 2
-P. J. DeLain, 100 aceres; building.
Frances Taylor, 18 acres.
Sallie Moore, 5 acres. -
Automatic Machine Co., 157 acres.
S G. Mc:Kiunney, 65 acres, 1 build
Samuel M. Wheeler,~ 120 acres; 1
building.E. B. GA MBLE,
Sheriff Clarendon Couniy.
Italics In the Bible.
Words in the Bible printed in italics
Indinte that the words so prinled do
not rightly form a part of the original
text, but were adopted by the transla
tors to make the sense of the original
clear, remarks an exchange. As used
in the Bible, italics have no relation
to the common practice of using them
for the purpose of emphasizing cet
tan words. In the early history of
printing those portions of a book not
properly belonging to the main work.
such as introductions, prefaces, in-,
dxes and footnotes, were printed In
italics, the text itself being in Roman.
Mark Twain was once asked by an
English clerk in a London bookstore to
write his autograph.
"My chirography is becoming less
and less "distinct." complained the au
thor whim'sically as he compled with
the request. "If this keeps on I'll have
to be getting somebody else to write
my autograph for me."
"But. sir." seriously responded the
clerk, "nobody would want It then."
Safe From That.
"Now that you have been married a
year what can you say of your experi
"Well," he replied solemnly, "I can
truthfully say that I am sure that big
amy is one crime that I'll never comn
mii"-Detroit Free Press.
"Daughter, don't marry that young
man. He'll never bring home the ba
"How foolish you are, dad! What do
I care about the bacon If he'll only
bring home the bonbon."-Pittsburgh
The term "brown study" Is a corrup
tion of brow study, brow being derived
from the old German "braun," meaning
We make our fortunes. We call
Kep-wa e,.... o.- -n~ai-BR ed1=r
I means soi
ter Stock in Ten Days we have
Underskirts. at 600 Pairs I
Soled Worked ~ .
Ladies' Shoes, $2.50 and I
to $3.50, at
SC Ladies'. IV
30 Moa's Dress Bed
es, at 4
,98 Ladies', b
ren's Shoes at
bile this Sale lasts.
W"o will pay Dr. Williams'
extra salary this year? Not
governor, unless the collec
n plate is passed around first.
How's This i
Ve offer One Hundred1 Dollars Reward for
~case of Catarrh that cannot be cured be
l's Catarrh Cure.
F. 3. CHENEY & Co., Props., Toledo, 0.
Ve, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney
the last 15 years, and believe him perrectly
rorable in albusiness transactions and finan
ly able to carry out any obligations made by
s & 'rauAx, wholesale druggists. Toledo, 0.
fLG, KJS~AY & MARvLa, wholesale drug
ts. Toledo, 0.
tall's Catarrh Cure I3 taken internally, acting
ectly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of
ytem. Price 7%c. per bottle. Sold'by all
~ggsts. Testimonials rree.
[all's Family'. Pills are th~e best
elinquent Land Sale.
y Virtue of Sundry Executions
me directed by .L L. Wells.
easurer for Ciareidon CJounrty, I
II offer for sale on Mionday the
dy of Febe'nary 1916. heing
lesday, the~ followin. real estate
Taes for 1914:-.
Peter Brown, Admimstrator, 5
Laura Green. 7 acres.
Estate of Martha Green, 30 acres;
Estate of itnom~ Hampton, 2lots.
Robert Jattmes, 3 1.ots.
Estate of' Mary Antu Reed, 10aeres;
Louisa Thomas. 10 acres.
ain Baker, 1 lot,
sf Shannrou-. 12 1 2 aer.s; 1 bulilde.
uls Shtannon,. 317 atcrs; 1 builder
e'.l .iia.3 7 ,cres.
l'tate' of Jamues Conductor, .3 3-4
h i'le.. Gavmutn 5 neres.
-M V. Hlanberrv. I lot; 1 build
Powell 0. Johtnson, 35 arres.
Jerry .lobuono. 1 lIt.
TA I Martin. 18 acres
K'.notn, I lot
Sarah Anti MeBride, 2 23 acres; 2
Ii v ier. Jr , 8 :3-4 acres; 2
l)yer Rive'r-. I lot; I butiding
Sd Stunk-s. 1 lor: 1 buildinir
W itdalJ. 1 :ot: 3 b~uildinugs
oht M Feldetr. 10)7 aeres, 1 build
l~rate David Felder', 15 acres; 1
ra.e Doublin Felder, 26 1-2 acres;
Etae Henry Frierson, 30 acres.
Moses Marratnt. 45 acres.
Estate David McKinney, 25-acres
Elon MeKnigrht. 35 acres
-tatte Jake Thomas, 61 neres;
Lottie Brunson. 34 acres.
ose Dinugle, .5L acres; 1 btuildingt
Wash Richard,.on, 94 cres; 6
tnmter L-dge. No. 50, 1 acre.
Louis Wells. 30 acres, 1 building.
Miller Har vin. 25 acres.
Parris Garris, 2 acres.
Riah Gi bbs, 27 acres.
Julia House, 1? acc'es; 1 builditng
Conor Parson. 1 1-4 acres.
Ahby Parson, 20 acres.
Calvin Baker. 1 lot.
Louise 0. Holladay, (67 acres.
Rebecca Hatrvit. 1 lot.
'hedore Harvin, 1 lot.
Samaritan Lodge, 1 lot.
James F Tindal, 1 lot; 1 building
Julia A Conyers. 4 acres.
Eliza J. Jackson, 10 acres; 1 build
:,.y Etta Bradley, I lot.