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On account of the unusual cor
the tightness of finances and unfe
gone through our stock and, re
ductions necessary to meet these
many articles at pre-war prices, z
you know there is 100 per cent val
A glance over this sheet will shc
you, but to fully appreciate what t
that you come and go carefully thi
pleasure in showing you even if:
pate these goods moving very rap
Clearance Sale of all Seasonal
Voile Dresses, $7.00 to $9.50, 1
Taffeta Dresses, $13.00 to $22.
Georgette Dresses, $20.00, fori
Gingham Dresses, $1.14 to $1
Children's Gingham Dresses,'
Serge Suits, $13.00 to $24.68,
Wool Poplin Suits, $12.00, fc
Tricotine Suits, $20.00, form(
Georgette and Crepe de Chin
Silk and Satin Skirts, $7.00 t<
Garbedine Skirts, $2.00, form
Linene Skirts,e$1.90, formerly
ALL HATS AT $1.50 EACH.
Womens and Misses Ribbed I
Following at Pre-War Prices:
Gingham 12c per yard, formei
Gingham 1.5c per yard, formei
Light and Dark Percales 20c,
Skirting 25c per yard, formei
Light Outings 25c per yard,
Heavy Cotton Flannel 35c per
Unbleached Domestics 25c per
Best Quality Van Guard Blea<
Carolina Fine LL Unbleached
White Skirting 15c per yard,
Fancy Light Voiles 50c per ya
Dark Fancy and Plaid Voiles,
3-1.75 per yard.
Satins, Taffetas, Plain and Fa
Following Fall and Winter Sh
146 pairs Men's Shoes, $6.25,
82 pairs Boy's Shoes, $3.00 an<
247 pairs Womens' Shoes, $5.C
- 43 pairs Womens' Opera Pui
18 pairs Womens' Bronze Pui
56 pairs Misses Shoes, $4.00 ai
32 pairs Childrens Shoes, $3.
All Spring and Summer Foot..
All Spring and Summer Suits
Suits formerly $20.00, now $11.00
All Straw Hats at COST.
Overalls $2.15 per pair.
Silk Shirts formerly $15.00,
4,000 pounds Sugar at 21e per
About 500 Lbs. roasted coffee,
100,000 best grade Cedar Shi
American wire fence all size,
Barbed wire $4.00 to $6.00 p~el
Roofing p~aper, one p~ly $2.00; I
Furniture and Houw
Lace Curtains 50c to $2.00 p~er
21 Bedroom Chairs, $1.50 to $
One, three piece Over-stuffed
One, Ten piece solid Mahogar
One, Ten piece Walnut Dining
One, Four piece Walnut Bedr'
One, four' piece Mahogany Bt
- YOUR PATRONAGE IS MO:
_i_ CLAREND)ON'S STORE OF QIL
nc emen t
Quality Now Selling
nbination of circumstances, resulting from
rseen conditions in the markets, we have
gardhss of cost to us, we are making price re
tbnormal conditions. This places before you
nd when you buy anything at Alderman's
ue back of the price.
w a few of the many wonderful savings for
his means in reducing living costs, we beg -
-ough these departments; we will take great
ou do not buy, but come early as we antici
car and Millinery
le Dresses, Suits, Skirts and Hats.
ormerly $21.00 to $25.00.
50, formerly $37.75 to $62.50.
4.00, formerly $2.00 to $20.00.
T4c to $4.80, formerly $1.15 to $6.75.
formerly^$35.00 to $70.00.
rly $50.00 to $64.25.
e Blouses, $3.00 to $5.00, formerly $5.75 to
$14.00, formerly $21.00 to $42.00.
erly $5.00 to $8.00.
Jnderwear, 35c to $2.75, formerly 65c to $5.00.
'ly 25e per yard.
'ly 30c per yard.
formerly 35c and 40c per yard.
-ly 35c per yard.
formrly 35c per yard.
yar'd, formerly 50c and 60c per yard.
yard f6rmerly 35c per yard.
:hed at 30c per yard, formerly 40c.
20c per yard, formerly 25c per yard.
formerly $1.75 perL yard.
'd, formerly $1.25 per yard.
35c, 50c and 75c per yard, formerly $1.50 to
ncy, fornierly $3.50, as low as 90c per yard.
oes at Pre-War Prices:
I $4.00. formerly $7.95 and $9.90.
'0 to $8.00, formerly $9.75 to $15.00.
rips, $5.00, formerly $10.00 and $11.50.
nips, $7.00, f ormerly $14.50.
d $4.25, formerly $9.50 and $9.75.
5 and $3.75, formerly $7.50 and $8.50.
wear at COST.
for Men and Boys at COST. Palm Beach
15e per LI).
ngles at $9.00 per M.
3, $8.50 to $14.50 per roll.
wo ply $2.75; three ply $3.25.
~e Furnishing Department
pair, formerly $1.25 to $6.00.
3.75 each, formerly $8.75 to $12.50.
Living Room Suit, $275.
y Dining Suit $650.00.
r room suit $400.00.
>om Suit $200.00.
droom Suit $200.00.
ST RESPECTF'ULLY S9ILICITED.
N'S 20 storce nOne
(LITY. MANNIC, S. C
In view of the fact that I
missed a number of campaign
meetings, being absent from the
State in attendance upon the
Democratic National Convention
at San Francisco where I was a
member of the Committee on
Platform and Resolutions and
consequently did not have an op
portunity to meet my fellow-citi
zens of South Carolina face to
face and give them an account of
my stewardship in Washington, I
have determined to issue this
address to the people.
I have been a farmer all my
life and in common with the far
niers I have had a struggle to
make ends meet and I have no
large fund at vny service that
permits me to send others from
place to place advocating my rdf
election to the senate. If re
elected it nuts be upon my record
In consideration of the services
rendered by me to the agricul
tural interests of my State and
the South, I was elected to the
senate twelve years ago. On
every occasion I have stressed
with all the force in me legisla
tion for the benefit of the agri
Briefly referring to some of
the measures which I have advo
cated and had passed in the in
terest of the agricultural classes
Agriculture: (1) Smith Cot
ton Futures Act, preventing the
depression of prices by the tend
er of valueless cotton on con
(2) Standardization of Cotton
Grades. I co-operated in secur
ing this very essential legisla
(3) Government comparison of
arious grades of cotton, show
ing much greater discrepancy in
price than there is difference in
(4) Resolution calling on dip
lonatic and consular representa
tives of the United States abroad
LO urnish information as to the
needs and demands for Ameri
can cotton in their respective
countries and the best methods
of supplying it.
(5) Government cotton reports.
(6) Census Department to
furnish number of bales of spin
nable cotton and number of bales
of linspinnable cotton on hand.
This prevented the counting of
unspinnable cotton in the carry
(7) 1 led the fight which pre
vented cotton price fixing during
the war with the result that it
(8) Nitrate of Soda: Under
the Smith bill, originated, intro
duced, and sponsored by me, the
governhment has constructed a
huge nitrate plant at Mussel
Shoals, Alabama, for telh manu
facture of nitrogen from the air.
This plant is practically com
plete and this fall will turn out
one hundred and sixty thousand
tons (160,000) of 45% pure nit
rates, which being reduced to the
percentage of nitrate of soda
will amount to 480,000 tons. This
outp~ut wvill be sold1 to the farm
raat cost at a saving of mail
lions of dollars to them.
I am also the originator and
a~uth or o fthe law by wvhich nii
tar te of soda was purchasedl and
sold to the farmers at cost (lur
ing the war. T1he Congressional
Record will amply substantiate
this statement in every respect.
ThIiis lawv brought prices dlown
ftront $110 and $121) per ton to
$75.00 per ton. thereby saving
the farmers inill ions of do~llars.
[f it had not been for this piece
of legislation there is no telling
wvhere the price would have
(0) Immediately uploni the
sioning of the armistice I secur
edl the li ftinug or the embairgo on
potash from Germanty, enabling
the farmers to securte this year a
pa r tial suipply at a more reason
(10) I am the authort of the
a mendlment to section 13: of the
Newv Banking andl Currency Act,
wvhereby the farmers secutedl six
months' time on agricultural
paper as against ninety (lays on
comnmercial paper. T1his pults the
farmer on an equal; footing with
other butsinIesses and( enables
him to secure thle proper)C crediit
for the hold ing and marketitng
of his cr01).
(11) 1 co-operatedt in the pats
sage of the lFarin Loan( Act, ant
Act which placedl farm lands for
tho first time in the history of
this country where it was pos
sible for farmters to, use thteiri
land as an asset ott easy terims
to make them pay for' them
selves wvhile suppo)(rtinig his
family and helping to support
By virtue of my services in thte
senate I was ranking imembeltxr of
I t' In rstate (C ommerce Comt
A Member of C
A Member of Ii
S OF SENATO1
Voters of' The State <
niittee and on the death of Sena
tor Newland., I became Chair
Man. IL was unlder my leader
ship at the request of the Presi
Jent that the railroads, telegraph
telephone and cable lines were
turned over to the government
during the war.
While serving as Chairman of
this Committee I discovered that
the lack of growth of the com
merce of the Southern ports in
comparison with the Eastern and
Northern ports was not due to
natural causes but to the dis
crimination of the railroads in
their rates to the various ports
and the discrimination of the
government in the matter of ap
propriations for dry docks and
harbor improvements since the
Civil War. The country does not
realize that the government in
the last 50 years has expended
for naval stations and harbor
improvements north of Hatteras,
a distance of roughly 750 miles,
nearly $700,000,000, while south
of Hatteras, a distance of over
2,000 miles, only $70,000,000.
The North Atlantic has 3 dry
docks; the South Atlant, and
Gulf has one, a small c e, at
Charleston. During the past
session of Congress two bills
were introduced by Republican
eSnators which would discon
tinue the appropriation for the
deepening of the channel at
Charleston, and the construction
of a tremenlous dry dock at
that place. It was by my efforts
in the Senate that these bills
were not pressed and the work
in Charleston is now going on.
While I was Chairman of the
Interstate Commerce Committee
and the railroads were under the
control of the government, I in
stituted and led the fight with
other Southern Senators for an
equalization of import, export
and domestic rates with other
sections of the country. I was
successful in this fight.
Since the roads have been re
turned to private ownership they
have sought to re-establish the
Old discriminatory rates against
Southern ports. I intend to keep
on with the fight to prevent this
and at the Democratic National
Convention I wrote and had in
corporated in the platform that
plank which pledges the party to
stand for equality of rates, both
import and export, for the ports
of the country, to the end that
there might be adequate and fair
facilities and rates for the mob
ilization of the products of the
country offered for shipment.
The equalization of freight rates,
import, export and domestic, and
equal harbor facilities mean
more than. anything else in the
rejuvenation and expansion of
the direct foreign trade of
Southern manufactures and
Southern products through
Southern ports. I have taken a
leading part in securing the al
location of ships by the Shipping
Board to Southern ports and
have had consuterable sucess.
With the increase in our for
!ign trade, the South will be able
to take adlvantage of the oppor
tunities offered, with its conse
quent prosperity. It is not geni
erally knwon that most of the
larger cities of the Midle West
are closer to the port of Charles
ton and other Southern ports
than to the port of New York.
In th is connec :;on, whlmile d is
cussing transportation. I might
say that wvhile ranking member
of the Postoiliee and Post Roads
Committee, I collaborated and
fought th rough wvithb Senator
Bankheadl anid ,- the Good
Roads Act whia wropriated
$200,000,00)0 for thle overnmlent
to co-operate with1 the States in
the c(ostruction~ of good roads.
l'h e cons truet ion of goodl roads is
one of the grea test needs which
con fron t the people of th is State
as well as the m'untry at large,
antd I pledlge miyselfI for the fu
ture as in the past, to fight for
any proper measuire which will
lead to the const ructLion of better
One of the very many evils
that resulted fa mm the Civil War
was our financial condi1tion under
the Banking and Currency Act
oIf 1863:. Thlmis system was ini ef
feet up) to the t ime of the
present D~emocra tic Adm)in istra
tioin. Panics were frequent andI
the victims of these Panics were
the weak and u nbe friended. In
19131 was PassedI the Federal Re
serve Act, the greaitest const rue
tive piece of legislation enacted
since t~he Civil War. Th is Act,
t ogether with the Farm Loan
A ct, was plassed by v'i rtue of a
dirmect nersonlal appieaLl of Presi
dlenlt Wilson to representatives
anid senma tors who were friendly
to hiom. With this measure, as
well as every oIthe1r mieasure,
votedI withI the President. and dlid
all in my plower toI secue the
~ervationi National Resoiurcf
cratic Menther Agricultuire
cratic Memb~er Interstate C
cratic Member Patents.
cralic Member Manufactur
>f South Carolina
passage of these Acts. As the
result of these measures which
enabled the South to capitalize
its resources, the bank deposits
in the South have increased 900
per cent as against the Eastern
and Western sections' increase
of about 300%. These measures
spelled the financial emancipa
tion of the South.
- While the Federal Reserve
Bank measure was pending, I
realized that for the Act to have
a direct benefit ror the Agricul
tural classes, agricultural paper
must be recognized the same as
commercial paper and that six
months' time should be given
that paper as aginst the 90 days
given commercial paper. It takes
six months for the farmer to
produce an asset to meet his
liabilities and any shorter time
than this period given his paper
was a mockery of him. I intro
duceed and secured the incorpora
tion in the law my amendment to
Section 13, whereby agricultural
paper is made the basis for the
issuance of Federal Reserve
notes and is given six months'
While Chairman of the Immi
gration Committee of the senate
gration Committee of the senate
I introduced the bill and led the
fight which resulted in the pas
sage of the Smith-Burnett Immi
gration law. This is the law in
effect now, It was, by far, more
restrictive than even its best
friends thought possible to ac
complish. I believed then and
believe now that the influx of
undesirable immigrants to Amer
ica was at source of danger to
American labor by the competi
tion of ignorant foreigners, used
to a low standard of living. Fur
thermore, I believe that the class
now coming in is doing much to
undermine the principles and in
stitutions of our government. I
am always anxious and eager to
push and support any bill which
wnly lets the desirable immigrant
come in and leaves America for
1ly virtue of my service in the
senate I am now at the top of
several very important commit
tees, among them the Committee
on Interstate Commerce and the
Committee on Agriculture, and
with the coming victory of the
Democratic party, if I am re
elected, I will be Chairman of
the Committee on Agriculture,
the commitee which controls all
appropriations andi measures
pertaining to the agricultural
interests of the nation.
A study of my record and ac
compl ishments will diselo'e that
I have been responsible for much
economic legislation and that it
all tends to giving every section
a fair show and prevents the lis
erimination of one or two see
tions against the rest of the
country by cruel and arbitrary
laws. It is by virtue of some of
these laws which I have had
passed, that the South has beeni
enabled to partake in so large a
measure of the prosperity engen
dered by the war.
I have served the peotple and
my party wvith a zeal and fidelity
sincc my election to the senate.
By reason of the wisdom of the
South in ke'eping its meni in the
senate I have comm it tee appoin t
nments anrd high rank therein
wvhich could not be secutredl other
than by a Ion g 'erm of service.
These places woul b~e lost to
South C'arol in a by a chan ie at
this time. 'The time is a pproach
iog when the tight is to lbe waged
by the Republ icanis andI other
react ionarnti's to ret urn to the
pre-war andI pre-democ'ratic' ad
ministrato r i hn fb inanicial sys
tenm and the e iduct of the gov
1rnmen t for the spermi ;: interests.
I have expercienctie ini the senate.
and I am in a posit ion in this
crucial per'iodli it r~ede morie
effectivte serv'ice to th e peo'ple'
than I have ever rendecredl. I'x
perie nce( and train inig arte grea t
assets in pol it.ie's as wvell as in
beusi ness, and every mni, farmer',
bankeir, merchaint , lawyci' and
btioring man is paving his
money for' sei'ice' ini the senate,
and I anm ini a beetteri posit ion to
render sat is fact ory seri cc teo my
c'onstitue'nts thai~n any' of my op
DOnen'its, however ale they may
In c'onclusiton, I w ih to ('all to
the atteintion (Cf the voters of
this State t hat cent of our pr'e
sent de(legatin tot t'ongress, two
sena tor's andl se'ven Re'presenta -
lives, I aloen aon a lFA\ l'110k.
Ste otheris leinrg protfet'ss ionalI
men, andI of t hos getlemenii~~i
neow (cppos5~inc m, I daeone am a
BONA\ F'IDI; F'AlIMlR, they
also be'ingc procfe'ss~inal men.
Surely thi' agricuilturacl inte'r'st~s
oef thIiis St ate are entit led to one
E. 1). SMIT H.