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A New Affiliation
The New Idea Company, 1.c.
An Event of Importance to All Men of Manning
The nationally known Society Brand Clothes will hereafter be obtainable at this store only.
As everybody knows, Society Brand Clothes are the synonym for the standard of fashion for men of
all ages-for young men who stay young.
For years we have placed at the disposal of men a nd young men the world's best merchandise. For our
clothing department we now announce the exclusive right to the sale in Manning of the well-known
The policy that has accomplished this has been one of constant improvement, of steady advancement,
of exclusive offerings. This policy is consistently bor ne out by the latest ecquisition.
The style of Society Brand Clothes-the one gr ade of workmanship, assuring the best for whatever
priced garment-are distinctive features of commanding importance. Yet the cost is no greater than you
would ordinarily pay.
This affiliation is your opportunity-the opportunity of every man in Manning to get clothes of the
most exclusive style, sold only at the store you know you can depend upon for the best.
THE NEW IDEA COMPANY, INC.
MORRIS NESS, Manager SME ER MANNING, S. C.
UNUSUAL HOMICIDE AT
DEPOT IN SUMTER
Sumter, Feb. 19.-An unusual homi
cide occurred in this city early this
morning when Irby I. Baker, white,
was shot to death by his nephew, Wil
liam M. Baker, at the Atlantic Coast
Line passenger station. From the
testimony adduced at the coroner's
inquest, it seems that the dead man,
who was fifty-seven years of age, had
been paying especial attention to the
daughter of William M. Baker, a girl
of about eighteen years of age. Late
yesterday afternoon the father of the
girl learned that Irby I. Baker and
the girl had left his home near St.
Charles, in Lee County, with the in
tention, so it is claimed, of eloping,
and that they were headed for Sum
ter, and had planned to catch the 4:30
train for Augusta. He and his
brother immediately set out heavily
armed to apprehend the couple is pos
At Station Armed.
At an early hour this morning
Policeman Carrigan saw William M.
Baker at the station carrying a
double-barrelled shot gun and asked
him what he wanted, and he replied
he was looking for an old man and a
young girl. The other Baker, it sub
sequently developed, had gone (down
the track a piece, carrying a single
barrelled shot gun to stop the couple
if they attempted to board the train
at the water tank. Just before the
train pulled into the station yard,
Irby I. Baker, accompanied by the
girl, started toward the train. Upon
seeing them, William M. Baker walk
ed up and at close range fired a load
of No. 5 shot into the abdomen of
the man, tearing a large hole in the
abdominal cavity, and passing com
pletely through the body. Officer Car
rigan, who had gone to meet the in
coming train, upon hearing the shot,
rushed to the fallen man and also
immediately placed William M. Baker
under arrest. Irby I. Baker was rush
ed to the hospital but was beyond
human aid and soon expired. lie told
Officer Carrigan on the way to the
hospital that he wanted to tell him
all about the trouble, but he soon
lapsed into unconsciousness.
Brother Arrested, Too.
When arrested William M. Baker
had both barrels of the gun loaded
and also had his pistol loaded. His
brother was also placed under arrest,
and he, too, was deprived of his .:n
and a pistol, so it develope.I. it is
claimed that the little girl la. "r gave
the officers a pistol she had tayen off
the person of the dead man. Both
Bakers and the girl are nov in the
county jail, but it is understoon that
an effort will soon be mad" t- secure
bail for all of them. All of the par
ties to this tragedy are farmerd, liv
ing within a few miles of St. Charles.
and they are well-known in both this
and Lee County. The dead man I'-'-es
a large family and a large fa iily
How Velvet Beans Help the Soil
A striking illustration of the value
of velvet beans-that p)opular south
ern crop)-for fertilizing purposes i"
shown by a demonstration held by tiwe
agricultural agent of Jefferson P'arish.
In thisdemonstration the velvet beans
made the dliffe'rence between success
andl almost complete failure in grow
ing cauliflower. The agent reports
that the cauliflower plants on lan I
where velvet beans had growvn were
four or five times larger and the
stand more than 100 per cent better
than on land where the beans had
not grown. In St. Helena Parish the
agricultural agent interested the club
boys in growing velvet beans, an I
one of themn grew 5,000 pounds of the
beans in the hull on 1 acre. Several
meon in that parish picked from their
corn and bean demonstration plots
from 2,000 to 4,000 pounds of beans
Market Exchange Shows Profit
The farm bureaus of Providence
and Bristol Counties, R. I., have ('s
tablished an exchange' for market ig
their produc'e, and for cooperative
buying anad selling. Be fore the first
se'mi-annual meeting the exchange
had done $15,000 worth of business
anad it had been founad nec(essary to
enlarge t he ('st abl ish men t three t imes.
A force of 1 5 people is kept to handlie
the sales. EI('ven carloads of grain
and feed have beena secured for the
farmers at a saving of from $1.50 to
$11 .50 a toni. Eight hundred tons of
fert ilIizer also have been secured for
spring' aue at a s:'vin-'r of $10) a t on.
On finer ne(ttied 852'l nore'~ t han tlh'
a v'ra'e price in the local market lby
,'llinog hiis amarket-gi ' -n'arocts
throagh this exchange.
-NOTICE OF" DISCH AIRGE.
I will apply to the .l 'dge of P'robaate
for C'larendon County oa the 10th day
of March, 1919, for letters of dis
chbarge as Administrator of the Estate
of Boston R. Parker, dleceasedl.
Alexander S. M. Parker,
Rimini, S. C., Feb. 5th, 1919.-3t-p.