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Alderman's Grand Opening
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They carry a line of old reliable and fancy groceries whole.
sale and retail. You can call for anything suitable foi
the table and Mr. Lewis can put his hands on it.
There are two elegant Isles in the centre of the store
The one on the left contains China, Crockery, Glass anc
Aluminum ware. Then there are two or more show case.
beautifully displaying a line of the finest Jewelry, Cui
Glass and Silverware. They had on display a line of Han(
Painted China that has no equal.
The writer looked across the isle on the right wher<
a lot of men were gathered around the show case, here w<
thought sure we would get to see some monkeys or some.
thing, but after walking across we found it to be th<
Men's and Boys' Furnishings Department. Here we say
on display some of the most stylish and cleverest model.
of Men's Furnishings.
'T'here stood over behind the show case a pleasant
smiling looking gentleman, on approaching him, he walk
ed up with a broad smile and said, "Skinner, is my name
just plain Skinner" well, we thought it best to get out o:
there before Mr. "Skinner" got hold of us, but come to fin(
out that that was only his name, and not his business. HI
said, "His business was selling clothes," and that is wha
he is doing. While Mr. Skinner is full of wit, he is on the
job when it comes to dressing you up.
Now before going up stairs we want to say, that ther
are thousands of other articles and different arrange
ments down stairs that we haven't the time to write about
On entering the top story on the right, is the whit
ladies rest room, well furnished with comfortable chairs
in fact it resembles a parlor in some up-to-date home.
Then beyond the rest room on the right, is Mr. Chas
Wood's oflice. He is the general manager and has got
nice fitted up office.
Next on the right is the colored women's rest room
This is something you will not find anywhere else in stor
Now we are coming in to the Furniture Departmen
and this is a big store itself. Mr. M. V. Islar is in charg
of this department and is an experienced furniture mar
Here you can find everything imaginable in furnishing
Mr. Islar said, "This is the only store of this kind i1
the South that I know of and you can come pretty nea
buying anything from a needle to an iron bridge" and be
fore we got through this store, we realized that Mr. Islar'
saying was true.
They have one be(1 room set that is priced at $1100.0(
It is an English Mahogany and such a set of furniture o
Where Style j
We have not gone diol
:1 7 sensible profit on the fo
1/ been our policy since w
that is why "BULTMA
Shoe business today, an<
)ild cutmr and ,,ain
/ ~by our fair prlices durn
( This"HIG H COST O1
Thssplendid Shoe wV
uulvalue inthis day
graceful, snug-fitting efi
the prevailing skirt sta
Is rapidly gaining the
7i~s and their mothers. Ne
D[P~TM~T patr'onize the store whi,
IShoes. Come in ands
ranks the best in the coi
It's Our jo
Every man who elects to buy his S
ft-but in quality, style anid prlice.
example, what a serviceable, modis
IBut, whether you pay more or pay lless, you will
Coinfort, anid goodl vahue.
this class has never been seen in a store in this part of
Besides this set, they have several that is almost in it
In connection with the furniture department, is th
Toy and Novelty department and one would think that
Santa Claus has established his headquarters right her<
in this store.
You would think that the unsettled condition of thi
Toy World, owing to the great war, would be a vexatiou
problem, but we believe that this store has got a suppl3
that will take care of the demands in this whole country
But last Friday a great many were taking advantage o
the opportunity and bought their Toys for Christmas.
Alright ladies, here is what you are looking for, Mis:
Fannie Weaver's Ladies' Shop. Now when the good ladies
and men too, walk in this department, they forget all o:
their troubles, for here you will find something to look at.
Not only Alderman's Store, but Manning and the sur
rounding country, should be proud of this department, fog
honestly, we do not believe its equal is in the South.
Miss Weaver has spent a lot of planning and har<
work in arranging this department as it now is. But wi
take our hats off to Miss Weaver, for we don't believe an:
more attractiveness could possibly be added to this de
Ipartment to make it more convenient and beautifull:
arranged than it is.
Miss Weaver has an unusually handsome assortmen
of ladies' fine dresses and exquisite line of coat suits en
gaging simplicity, and others with unique style arrange
f P. R. A-LDERMAN
all we Buy
1 Shoes? i
>inls hands with
lar crazy, we only want a -I
rtwear we sell. That has
e started in business, and
N'S" do a tremendous
I every day. We hold our
many new ones each (lay
hieh stands out as an un
of high prices, has the
ects that is necessary with
les-in Brown Kid, Grey
attention of young fellows
turally the boys like to
ee this department which
b to satisfy
noes here-not alone as t~o
You'll be surprised, for
h Shoe $6.00 will get you
get a perfect fit and real yut a
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* Mr. Chas. Woods is manager of this great store and
we feel that a more competent, adequate and suitable man
could not have been found than Mr. Woods.
Mr. Woods has ,a pleasant disposition in manner and .
a business-like ability. He has without a doubt, a great
responsibility on him, but nevertheless, it is one that he
should be proud of, for any man should be proud of being
Mr. Woods says that he feels like a great future is be- ,
fore them and a successful one at that.
He said that they were in business to serve the peo
ple and give them satisfaction, that he firmly believed that
the merchants of Manning would prosper by this store
coming here, for it would bring people here to buy their
merchandise where otherwise, they would trade else
where. Things that you heretofore had to get in large
cities, can now be purchased at Alderman's 20 Stores in
Mr. D. W. Alderman, the senior member of this insti
tution, is one of the best business men the South has ever
produced. He is a self-made man; and while a young
e man he had a rocky road to travel, but by constant per
servance and hard work he soon began to see a new day
dawning, and by looking far into the future he realized he
would soon reach the goal in the business world. Every
dollar he could get he put it in timber and lands, buying
t lands in those days that most other people would not have.
. Today they are worth fortunes. Mr. Alderman feels the
same way about the mercantile business now as he did the
lumber business forty years ago. When Mr. Alderman
started in the mill business he was alone, with no one to
give him advice or offer a helping hand, but today it is
different, he has two sons, Messrs Robert and Paul, who
are associated in this business. In fact, these two gentle
men are in the lumber business also with their father.
They are "chips off the old block," and no better busin-.ss
men can be found anywhere. In conversation with the
Messrs. Alderman they told us that they had been be
seiged to open up this store in other towns, in fact towns
m.any times the size of Manning, but they felt that they
had made their money in Clarendon county, and if they
could be of benefit to anybody it should be the people that
had stood to them. And too, they see a great future for
Manning an'd Clarendon, and if the people will stick to
gether there will be no better place in the whole country
than we have. The Messrs. Alderman feel proud of their
magnificient store, and the people in general also are
proud of this institution. It makes a new era in Mann
Ing's business world, and from now on we expect to see
Manning grow. .It is estimated that from five to eight
thousand people came to the Alderman opening. There
were visitors from several counties and all seemed amaz
ed at the magnitude of this concern.
z You Found Your I
Or is it still here?
Because we are sure you I
Syou will find our varied
lines of srnart suits
Just the suit that will meet
Andsatsfyyour quality re
quirements in every way.
is just received are now waiting for
ce your selection.
Sumter, S. C.