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20 Stores in One
MANNING, S. C.
The Entire Public is Most Cordially Invited to Attend Our
Grand Opening, October 1 st,1:.
TO OUR FRIENDS, THE PUBLIC:
Five months ago the ground now occupied by Alderman's 20 Stores in One, in Manning, S. C. was a vacant lot.
Not a brick had been bought, not a laborer employed, not a line drawn on the plan for the building, and not a single idea had been
formed as to the store, its furnishings, or contents.
TODAY, out of legions of strikes at producing centers, a market famishing for materials of all kinds, railroad embargoes, and other
unavoidable delays galore, we have great pleasure in presenting on October 31st., 1919 to the good people of Clarendon, Florence, Sumter
and Williamsburg Counties, and the public in general, what disinterested and competent observers say is the finest and most modernly
equipped store and the most complete, most moderately priced stock of brand new up-to-date, first class and distinctive merchandise to be
found anywhere in the Carolinas.
In making this announcement it is fitting that we. should give a general statement, of the policy of Alderman's 20 Stores in One,
Manning, S. C.
It is hoped to make Alderman's 20 Stores in One, a real INSTITUTION, serving the public in an inspirational, educational and econo
By INSPIRATIONAL, we mean that the store should, in all of its several phases, (merchandise, apliances, service, methods and per
sonal), be a cause for grat''ication and pride on the part of every public spirited citizen (white and colored) in Clarendon County and
contigious counties;-a real inspiration to all of us to do better and bigger things for ourselves and our community than we have ever
By EDUCATIONAL, we mean that its several lines of merchandise should be so distinctive, up-to-date, adaptable, complelt, compre
hensive and useful as to afford a continuity of happy surprises and real revelations.
By ECONOMICAL, we mean that its stock should be so diversified andfcomplete in its assortment, and so convenient for inspection
and selection in its display, and so moderately priced as to values, that a real saving in money, time and energy shall accrue to the public.
In short, the store should meet the public's expectatiod and "fill a long felt want." To do this, it will need the public's co-operation,
which it confidently expects, as the people know and appreciate a good thing when they see it and they realize that the success of a store.
such as it is hoped to make ALDERMAN'S 20 STORES IN ONE, is a vital factor in the growth of our community spirit and industrial
life and is therefore in a very real way, a PUBLIC INSTITUTION.
Some Distinctive Features of the Store:
30,000 square feet floor space, the equal of 20 stores, 20x75.
Electric Fans throughout the Building.
Separate Rest Rooms for White and Colored Women.
Fourteen Separate and Distinct Departments, as follows:
Wholesale Groceries; Retail Groceries; Meat Market with Refrigerating Plant; Hardware; Plows, Farm Implements, etc.; China,
Crockery, Glass and Aluminum Ware; Jewelry and Silverware; Millinery; Infant's Department, Furniture; I)ry Goods; Men's and Boys
Clothes and Furnishings; Women's and Children's Ready-to-Wear; Shoes.
A Few of the Distinctive Features of Our Stock:
Goods were bought early in June; since then prices A complete, distinctive and serviceable line of lress
have advanced 15 per cent to 40 per cent. Our customers es, Coats, Hats, etc. for children.
will get the benefit of these early purchases as long as pre
sent stock lasts. "DOUtEBILT" Boy's Clothing.
Grand Rapids Furniture, and full assortment of Boys and Girls "KAYNEE" Wash Suits, Blouses,
staple and popular designs. Rompers, etc., colors guaranteed not to fade.
Shapleigh's Hardware and "Diamond Edge" Cutlery For Women and Misses-stylish, charming an
and Tools. viceable Suits, Coats, Dresses, all in the newest mat
John Deere Agricultural Implements. and colors; new models received every week. Go
Diamond and Mansfield Tires. Corsets, Millinery, "Plume" brand Underwear (silk
Western and Native Meats, Fowls, Vegetables, Fruits, cotton) "Kayser" brand knit Underwear.
etc., in cold storage. A complete lry Goods Department filled with
Sunbeam, White Rose and Heinz brands of Cannedhandsome an
Goods, Jellies, Preserves, Pickles, etc.
House of Kuppenheimer Clothes, Manhattan Shirts, ctc.,etC
Stetson Hats, Wilson Bros. Furnishings and Boyden
Shoes, for men. .Jewelry, Silverware, Cut Glass, Hand Painted
Infant Department-Complete, dainty, beautiful and and numerous Novelties of the latest design also si
serviceable, for wedding, birthday and holiday gifts.
All goods plainly marked. Same price to all. Pay only the price marked. No more no less.
All goods priced on a cash basis. Charge accounts must be paid in full not later titan 10th. each month for all purchase
When customers desire to buy on time (we refer here to the supply trade) they will pay the marked, o cash price.
charge of 8 per cent for interest and other carrying charges will be made. Mr. Will Plowden will be i charge of the supply se
All accounts will draw interest of 8 per cent per annum after maturity.
Our Motto-"A STORE COMPLETE WITH MERCHANDISE AND REPLIETE WITH INTEREST."
Our Slogan-"YOU SEE IT FIRST AT A LDERMAN'S."
Your patronage is respectfully solicited.
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