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* RHAME'S DRUC
Can always be found
We have made it our
our scores of custom<
merton and vicinity i
the very best in
Oxfords and c
Dress Goods a
Our store is full of al
Goods for Spring ar
wear, and we can save
erable money by sup
The Big Store on ti
If it's to be ha
find it at TR O
"Home of Invitimg
Gasoline and Lubrica
I Fresh Even~
* New Shipme
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Bon Bions and Chocolate
Fruits and Chocolate-c
Y E. COPELA
Capt. J. C. Lanham reports that he
had a most delightful stay of two
days, the 8th and 9th, attending the
State T. P. A. convention which con
vened at Chester, a beautiful little
city, where that post set the pace in
making the money of the delegates
to be of very little vaiue when they
went to settle their hotel bills before
leaving for their respective homes. He
also stated that the meeting was a
very harmonious one in the dispatch
of much business, among which was a
resolution endorsing the crossing of
Santee River at Pinckney's Landing,
which will I feel sure ne of much in
terest to the people of this commun
ity. While at the convention Capt.
L-nham had the unusual ploazure of
bearing an address, delivered by Hon.
Thos. R. Marshall,. vice president of
the United States, on Thursday even
ing the 8th. Also he was afforded
the privilege of hearing a splendid
address on good roads and bridges by
Congressman A. F. Lever. Mr. Lan
ham reports a fine meeting and says
that everyone who attended this meet
ing seemed to thoroughly enjoy it
from the beginning to the end. Capt.
Lanham was once the president of the
South Carolina Travelers Protective
Association and is still a strong
member having a powerful influence
on that body of men when a conven
tion is held in its interest.
Dr. 11. H. Kc'rison, who is a large
husky looking gentleman, connected
with the Pharmacy department of
Rhame's Drug Store o- Summerton
was highly assaulted in the rear of
the drug store on the morning of
May 9th, by one innocent old Jay
Bird. Dr. had caught a young Jay
and had it tightly clasped in his hand
when suddenly the attack came like
a barrage from the rear exactly when
Dr. was not expecting anything of the
kind. The old bird struck the Doctor
on top of his glittering bald head and
irmediately the person attacked went
down in a heap relinquishing his
tight grasp to the minor Jay and gave
him title to clear space, sunshine and
freedom once more. Cries to the ef
fect of "Take him off" were very
promiscuous along about this time
and as the Doctor recovered his for
mer position on the terrestial orbit
he found himself in a sweeping gallop
towards the rear entrance to the drug
store, still pursued by the elder Jay,
when suddenly he happened to strike
a root and down he went towards the
terra with his arm striking the
ground first resulting in a very bad
sprain. All Doubting Thomas's are
referred 'to the principal of this story
who has completely recovered from
the sprain and shock and who enjoys
the distinction of being the first man
known to have been attacked. We
hope the good old Doctor has suffered
n:) degree of pain from the incident.
The commencement exercires of the
Sammerton Graded School will beg-in
on Friday evening May 23rd, when
an entertainment will he given by the
Boy Scouts. This will be under the
direction of Rev. Mr. Walton, Scout
Master. On Sunday morning at 11
o'clock the commencement sermon
will be preached by the Rev. J. P.
Marion, pastor of the Presbyterian
church at Sumter. On Monday morn
ing, 11 o'clock, the literary address
will be delivered by State Superin
t"ndent of Education, Mr. Jno. E.
Swearingen, of Columbia. On Mon
d 1y evening at 9 P. M. the graduat
imi exercises will be hneld in the
For some time there has been a
great dleal of talk around Summerton
as to the advisability of a proposed
jitney andl mail combination route
fromi Manning to Summerton. This
was the result of the condlition ex
st ing on the railroad facilities with
which the p ople of Summerton have
hi id to deal for the past few months.
'I ne mail has pract;cally been an un
certainty andl no one has been able
t), dependl entirely uplonl the train
b:inging it in here every (lay also this
would affordl the traveling public to
v sit Sunmmerton via Manning every
dI ty, Or perhaps twice each dlay. How
e .er this has beeni taken up with the
p')stoflice department by the H~on. .J.
J1. Cantey and we enclose herewith a
copy of the letter -received by Mr.
(anley from the dlepa rtment. T1his
I' tter .iltho unfavorable with the
anoiYat of in format ion given the de
pairtment wili show that this route
co)uhl be instaled pirovidedl we get to
gether' and stress the fact on the deC
partment that such is needed and the
proper information and1( data given
them. This plan is heing followed
in many localities in South Carolina
and hias provedl to bec a success to the
bottled up localit ies. Below is a copy
of the letter as handed the writer b~y
Mr. .J. J. Canley, My7 99
Summerton, South Carolina.
I ania in receipt of your letter of
'April 30th, which the Postmaster Gen
eral has referredl to nme for attention,
a nd the statemenits containedl in yoiur
letter and the copy of a letter ad
('re'ssed by you to Representative
Richard S. Whaley concerning your
plan for establishment of a combina
tion jitney and mail route between
Summerton and Manning, have been
The De'partment could not under
the law and Postal Regulations estab
lish a rural route and allow the car
ienr to perform jitney service. A star
route might be adlvertisedl between the
two points andl the contractor per
miittedl to transport passengers, but
as the two offices in question are rail
roadl points, and star routes are es
tablished chiefly for the supply ot
post offices, it seems doubtful from
information at he'id if the Depart
ment wvould be justitled in authoriz.
ing such service, especially in view
of your statement that neithe. mail
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Very best standard '
and works well on E
imum number of bt
Also have in Stock
for tobacco and
and bugs. Our pour
a little larger than u
all the time. Come
I Colciough Building,
S. At the earnest solicitat
I pocketbook, I am In the
I ton .and sell Fertilizers.
Let rne see what you h~
what you want to buy.
LET US HELP EACH (
S ITY ON I
anThose w10 are taiwred to v
bondsmn, shouldi apply i i perso 0r
SummrtonJ. J. C'ANTEY,
AMERICAN SURETY COMPi
Capital and Suarplus Over $6,000,000
urge Stock of
sinder, ties max
indles to ball of
id package just
ae, Etc., on hand
and see us.
Summierton, S. C.
ion of myself and my
market to buy Cot
ive to sell, and know*
>ntids in 1)StIfS of trus,
fronm futehr obl igat ions as
LNY OF NEW YORK
Pamphletsq on Application
nor jitne' service alone would be I
sufficiently patronized to warrant its
maintenance. However, careful con
sideration would be given to any plan
which may be presented to this Bu
reau, with a view to taking such ac- I
tion as the 'acts are found to war
Jas. S. Bl:a.cy,
Fourth Asst. Postmaster General. N
On last Friday evening, May 9th, in
the auditorium of Summerton Graded
School was given the second recital of
the year. This recital included' i 'pils 1
from the sixth grade through th:- !'igh
school. The recital for the pupils in
the elementory grades was given N
some time ago. At both of thes(e r -.
citals the pupils acquitted themseh-.s
well. Thus rejecting credit not. on'v
upon themeselves but upon their I
teacher as wll.
The M'.usic Department of our
school.has prospered under the diree- I
tion of Miss Cantey far bcyond the
expectation or our people an i th' n-I
rollment has gradually increase; d. r
ing the y'a" reaching a total annia
enrollment of thirty-eight. No sch-d,
ever had a nare faithful awl con i
entious tea'her and no comm'unit. a
more highly respected and cons:snrat
ed lady th: n Miss Cora CAnty.
Contribut I. F
Piano Recital: By Pupils of the
Summerton H:1-1h School, I'riday even
ing, May 9th. ninet?en hur.red and
nineteen, at nine o'clock.
Jolly Company Polka, Schleinger
-Emma Wynne Moo:i an] Frances
Yellow Butterfli.', LOe.b-Evans
H n Davis.
Barcarolle, Ren:--A..i Burgess.
The Hunt's U:. S"h'esinr ,r-Almi
ra Richbourg an Mi re Pogers.
In the Swing, UN G d-p Burles
que. Gurlitt-Tappy Lesesne.
The Brooklet, Ripley-Sadie Fischer
and Lala Mathis.
Melody in F (Vocal Arr.), Rubin
stein-High School Chorus.
Hopes and Fears,Lindsay--Kath
.olly Brothers Galop,Budik-Alma
Burgess and Camilla Martin.
Mazurka, Holcombe-Tappy Le
sesne and Moodie Martin.
Aline Idyle, Lindsay-Frances
The Swallows, Bachmann-Sadie
Mazurka, Metzler--Grace Cobia
and Ruth Richbourg.
Lady Fair, Franz-Mildred Rogers.
Flying Doves,Hfeins-.Iay Eliza
beth Hunter and Katherine Davis.
Rose-Time, Snenser-Grace Cohia.
Springtime,. Wooler--High School
Whereas. It has seemed good to
Almighty God, the Supreme Architect
of the Universe, by the dispensation
of an unerring Providence, to remove
by death from our bidst, our friend
and brother, Ellian Capers, and
'-as. It is the desire of this
Lo ;'e to p'ace on record its tribute
of espect, and hear testimony to his
fin' qualities of heart and mind, and
th' esteem in which he was held by
his fellow memibers, therefore,
' , It Resolved: F" irst, That while
we leplore the death of our brother,
at :he same tir:e, we bow in humble
su' mism:on to an allwise Providence.
:econd,. That in his death, this
Lo 'ge~ has lost one of its maembeYrs
wh 'm we believe, to an unusual de
r '?, apiprehendedl andi actedl upon
h u. reat truth, the "Brotherhood of
'ihbird, That the community in his
death has sustained the loss of one
of its, most pr1ogressive and substan
tial cit izens.
F"ourth, That a page in the minute
boo0k of this Lodge be inscribed, to
his memory, that these resolutions be
in)scriibedl ther- on, andi that a copy be
transmitted to) the family of our' de
IL. A. Richbour'g,
WK. 11. Ander'son,
M. L. shr uld
Mr. ID. C. Maeson, Secretaryv and
Tireasurer of the Santee Cirossin"
company has been~ eingagedl for' th.:
past few daty- with the or'ganizing
of the countyv manag.er's and~ treatsur
ers in the adjoining counties and re
pots that every thing continues to
run s mooth anti that he is meeti
wi h suct.etss on every hand. Mr.
Masonl has recently visitcd Calhoun
and Orangeburg and he ti nds that the
peoplle oveir that side have their
hiesrts an mintd s nnuiie uip to (do eveiry
te ing they possibly cana to aitd the
project of buildtiing the bridge acro'tss
the Santee at Pinckney's Landing.
Mr. Mason has kindly handed me au
leotter relative to the work being (done
towartds thiis protject which you will
findl in this weeks iss te also. TPhis
pioposted br'idge has met the aproval
of the TI. P. A. (convention which met
in we ( hester' which m(eans a
Ib e th ingr towiard(s the continued sue..
erss of the' bridlge. It is the ambli
tion of the Santet' Crossinig Company
tto put this britdge in opierzation in the
near futture atnd we feel sure with the
presen(i tou~itlootk they will niot. fail in
their hug'' under'tak ing. The officers
of' this com pany are ftill bloodedt
A mer'ica n type of men who will not
accent excuses for this and that, anti
are thle type of men who moan to
'omle ~tet the job once it bet lau nchetd.
We feel sure t h-t this crossing will
not mee't the approval of every one
howvetr we expect to see the bridge
ctmpltetedl and the necessary amount
of m~oney raisedl.
St. Paul, S. C., May 12, 1919.
Editor of The Manning Times,
Mannir.g, S. C.
It has been .said that the Crossing
across the Sanaten is "All I'alk.
Maybe it is but how are you going to
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