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Coming in Every Day
Our store is crammed full of new Spring a
creations---for the men, the ladies, the older Inu
boys and girls and the children. We make I i
a specialty of carrying the best the markets * it 4
affords--goods that are favorably known all * -i
over the world.
We invite your inspection of the following * we
well-known lines: did
Hart, Schaffner & Marx *we
Suits for men *gr
The Ever Popular .a
Styleplus Suits *g i
for Men and YoungjMen '1
Manhattan Shirts AS:
A The Shirt that is known the world over 4 s"a
Stetson Hats sit
* New Spring[Styles in " of
,Ladies' Coat s
*t Capes and Dresses ,h
IGEORGE JOSEPH'S I ?
I Department Store, 15
SUMMERTON, S. C. h a
Our Motto: "The Best--cost What ii May"
Prescription Druggist a
Established Feb. 1st--1898 e
More Than Twenty-One Years U
Mail Orders Promptly Filled
Cash for Liberty Bonds if you must sell k''
H. P. TROY,
The Home of
"Good Things to Eat"
\Fresh Groceries and Green
Goods Arriving Daily
SUMMERTON, S. C.ti
dr. F. M. Shope, business manager
The Times, was over here one day
t week in the interest o; his paper,
I while here and in conversation
h him "Uncle Nub" had many
imendable things to say about
nmerton and our people, and also
de arrangements with him to run
ummerton page in The Times. It
ild be his pleasure to give the read
something worth while each week
to do this he must have the co
ration of those who are pulling for
renter and better town and com
nity, so when anything happens or
an you have anything you think
I be of interest to the public let
one along, it will be welcome and
ireciated at all times.
4ast week our text was on the cot
holding movement but for fear
were taking up too much space we
not go as far as we had intended
I we propose to again say some
ng along the same line. While we
not conceited enough to pose as
dom for our farmers and certainly
do not expect to advance the price
cotton, but if we can throw out
e thought or suggestion that will
worth one iota to any farmer we
old not think our efforts in vain.
we shall endeavor to go a step
ther in this communication as the
ton holding movement is still be
pushed and our leading farmers
holding conventions at different
nts trying to reach some plan
ereby the price may be advanced
I are pleading with the farmers to
d for thirty-five cents. While there
y arise many disadvantages with
ne we firmly believe that if there
r was a time that the farmers
uld solidly unite it is now and let
strong help the weak. As it looks
us that there is something radical
wrong in the price of cotton or
her in the manufactured goods.
mebody is making too much profit
this cotton and manufactured
)ds are passing through the hands
too many speculators. For instance
went in a store here the other
:ht and asked the price of a shirt.
e price was $1.50, and it weighed
ounces. Now let as surmise that
has a bale of cotton weighing 500
ands, he sells it at tle present price
ich is about 20 cents which would
y him $100.00 and to be absolute
our estimate we will let one-half
this bale of cotton go as waste and
ight to the manufacturer and re
1 merchant, leaving 250 pounds to
made up in shirts which would
ke 500 shirts which at $1.50 each
uld be $750.00. Let us suppose
it the manufacture costs $50 of this
ount there will still be, after tak
out the hundred (dollars for the
e of cotton and $50 for the mianu
turer, $600.00 left. Who gets
rhe above illustratirm is not ar ex
me one. You may take thread or
st any other manufactured senton1
>ds andl it will show about the same
>fits between the producer and the
.ail merchant or home consumer,
:I however true this may be and
avever much the remedy for a cor
tion is needed andl however glad
cotton farmer wvould be to see
'se things accomplishedl. Our opin
is that it will never happen until
iron clad organization is perfect
by the farmer, and more good stuff'
produced, andl more live stock of
ary kind andl descrip~tion is raisedl
home and~ only enough cotton to
pply the demands. Then instead
a farmer coming to town and run
ig up andi dlown the streets hunting
yotton buyer let theibuyer hunt the
ton. farmer as the panckers and mar
t men hunt the stock raiser today.
e sooner this dIreami comes true the
e~ater prosperity we are going to
joy, andl we firmly believe the first
p to bring about the above results
the movement now under foot to
luce the cotton aereage and ferti
When these rules and regulations
e' framed andl adopted, which they
dloubt will be before lalnting time,
n't let any one man get it in his
adl that everybody else is going to
acreage andl he himself will plant
out the same he has been planting
previous years andl get the benefit
the high price, because tens of
wusandls of farmers would be en
'taining the same thought and there
uld be no reduction in acreage and
increase in price and the results
believe would be nothing accom
The first airplane seen in this see
n passed over St. Paul Sunday
>rning about 10:30 o'clock, going in
direction of Charleston and naain
passed between Sunnerton and St.
Paul going towards Columbia. The
motor of this plane mas making a
terrible noise and flying rather high
and seemed to be going at a rapid
At Henry Manning's, a "sell sup
per" last Friday night, as. usual wound
up with a iisticuff and knife and razor
practice. One or two of the boys
are going around with sewed-up
wounds while two or three of the boys
took to the tall timbers.
Mr. Harry Davis, of Davis &
Barnes, is on the Northern markets
in the interest of his store.
Lieutenant J.' Austin James, who.
spent several months overseas and
was in the thickest of some of the
fighting, has returned to the U. S. A.,
and in a letter to his mother, Mrs. |
J. A. James, dated New York, says
that he returned on the vessel Levi
athian formerly known as the Vater
land. This ship is 962 feet long, one
hundred and fifty-four feet wide, and
has ten decks above the water and [
draws 48 feet. It brought over 12,000 U
soldiers, making the trip in eight
The friends of Col. O. C. Scarbor
ough are gratified at his election as
a director of the State penitentiary.
Rev. L. C. Ezelle of Woodruff, S. C.,
is spending sometime here with his'
daughter, Mrs. T. I. Walker.
Misses Mary Gentry, Mamie Hunt
er, and Grace Allen spent the week
end with their parents here. These
young ladies were looking fine and
gave a glowing account of Coker Col
Mr. Norman Martin has about com
pleted a handsome residence on his
farm near St. Paul.
Mr. E. B. Proctor of Blenheim
spent 'a happy week-end with friends
Mrs. J. S, Boskins and children of
Bishopville are spending several days
here with her mother, Mrs. A. S.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Wilson and Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Anderson spent Sun
day and Monday with relatives at
St. Valentine Day did not pass un
noticed here as all the people had a
good time and most of them attended
parties. At Captain and Mr. J. D.
Bowens' the Junior Class entertained
the Senior Class and at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. T. I. Walker, Mrs. L.
W. Carrigan entertained all the
younger set of the sixth, seventh and
eighth grades. Delightful refresh
ments were served at these places and
everybody had a jolly good time
Mr. Joe Joseph left Sunday night
for the Northern markets where he
will purchase the latest for JToseph's
We are coming out this week with
a page devoted entirely to the news
of Summerton as well as carrying the
adlvertisements of the progressive
merchants of this place. Mr. HI. II.
Medlin will have charge of this page,
andl anyone dlesiring notices as well
as news items andl advertisements,
should get in touch witiW Mr. Medlini,
who will be glad to give them~ full
Honor Roll Summerton Graded School
First gradle-Sarah Shirer, Tonm
Second grade-Annie Bell Rich-1
biourg, Agnes Folder, Virginia Wilkey,
WV. M. Davis, JTr., Jim JToseph.
Third grade--Julia Cantey, Evelyn
Coskrey, Francis Troy, Sue Lesesne,1
Lottie Gardner, Charles Allen.
Fourth grade-Sarah Baker, Willie
Causer, Eugene Windham, George
Richbourg, Margaret '3urgess, Sarah
Il[unter, Edlward . M ath is.
F*if'th gradle--irlizabeth Anderson,
Marian Burgess, Katie Cantey, Ed-I
wardl Felder, Frances Felder, Richard1
lFelder, Lila G;ardlner, Lulie May
Hlodge, May Medlin, Leona Ross,
Carlyle Richbourg, Bertha Waty, i
lian Wilkey., l
Sixth grade-Grace Cobia, Miller U
Seventh grade-Frances Dingle, E
Gappy L~esesne, Annie Mood.
Eighth grade-Emma Wynn Mood,
Sue Ester Pitts.
Tenth grade-Emory Rodgers.
We have this (lay diposied of our
stock and goodwill of The Summerton
D~rug Company to Dr. L. A. Asbill,
aind he has already taken charge. Dr.1
Asbill assumes all indebtedness and
all money (due as should be paidl to
hi.Sumimerton Drug Co.,
---3t-c. C. V. n~unoe. P
THE NEW THINGS
Arriving in rapidly. Our Buyer is now on
the Market replenishing some of the lines.
Make your selections now from our lines of
DAVIS & BARNES,
Summerton, S. C.
THIS IS THE FAMOUS
The Range without a peer in
America. Hundreds of satisfied
users in Clarendon and adjoining
counties. Are you one of them.?
We would be glad to demonstrate the
merits of this Range to you at any time.
We have an extra good line of F ARM IM
PLEMENTS here for your inspection.
CLARENDON HARDWARE Co.
J. M. PLO WDEN, Mgr.
We wish to thank the people
of this vicinity for their gener- t
ous patronage to us during this
season. We will keep our gin
open until the last bale of cottont
in this section is ginned. We
are doing our very' best to give
the people A 1 service and the
amount of business we have
done this season shows that our
efforts are appreciated.
SMANNING OIL MILL,
H. H. MED.INT Mg.