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MANNING, S. C., WEDNE
We have been reading a great deal
about the economical situation of our
great Southland and what is best to
undertake. This may be good "dope"
but as a matter of fact none of us
really know what to undertake for
himself or what to advise his fellow
man to undertake. While we very
much admire a man of grit and cour
age and people who live on the opti
mistic side of life, but as a matter of
fact we do not see much glory for
any one from a financial standpoint in
the next year or so. No sensible man
believes the boll weevil to be a thing
of the past, consequently we cannot
hope for much in the way of the crop
which has always been our money
crop and it is hardly probably that
we are going to guess just what will
take the place of the cotton as a
money erop. It is a certainty that we
must first learn what is best adapted
to our soil, and to do this will require
some experimenting which means con
siderable and perhaps might mean still
greater losses than the average far
mer might think just at'this time.
We remember a story about an old
doctor who was going to examine a
bunch of medical students and after
getting the body of students togeth
er he asked what they would do in
case some serious disease shouhl de
velop and they were called, and it is
said that the young students began
to outline what they would do, some
said one thing, some another; the old
doctor told them then the first thing
to do was to first get to the patient
and learn the cold facts and then get
down to business.
Today we ha vec deionstration
agents, governors, collegL')O presidits
United State Senators telling us what
to do. But what our people need, if
we know anything in the world is
how to do some of the things that
are being told. For instance we are
told to keep at least one good milk
cow, one brood sow, sow wheat, oats
and other grains, but how in the world
are these farmers going to get these
cows, hogs and grain for planting
when as a matter of absolute facts
they did not make enough cotton this
year to imuc1h more than pa.y their
taxes and, really, in some instance.,,
not even that much. No, we are not
begging for ourself or any one else,
but if we are to do these things which
we all no doubt agree as the sensible
thing there must be a spirit of co
operation among those who have the
"dough" and among those who need
the hogs, cows, seed etc., or else we
fear t,:it l:.n ! w l la ie, -ur Iabor
will he forcel to hunt new quarters
and 1.hen thinogs get good it imlighti
he a hard 1oposition to get our good
natu red, good workers back into our
midst. So in order to help the land
renters and contract hands alone let
the landlord take some of all the crops
grownii as rental, the.-by showing his
willingness to share the difliculties
ntow confronting our agricultire inter
est and you will see a new spirit
am:e the laboring class of people.
Miss Mary C'lain r1:1-a Pete n of Wi il
miigton, N. C., is visiting her sister,
Mrs. A. l. Scarorough.
Al.is Allen igiii, who has been
5perleing" some0 time( with frieomis in
Nort h ('arolina, lias ireturined home.
C'ant, and M~rs. J1. A. JIames were
calledc to the hedside of their son,
Ca~pt ('anr uI '.Jam es at Fredericks
har,:. \':c., 1-urIai 'orncinge. A later
r'epo' says thait Ca'ipt. .Jamnes under'
wentan operatio for1 appndiiti
mai ;: conit ion is' ('onsider'ed faivoi
'. W. J. Willie w('nt to Atlanta,
Ga, l ia inih en buisiness.
Mrs. P. J.1 lly is end~ei'ing this
.dk i frC is! ini the uppcr Part
of tie Sta.
dus-d I by L' " 'acr x. T. I' Alori
THE METROPOLITAN ORCHESTRA.
Th'ils orchestra was orgitalized to
meet the dlemand .of commIt toes who
die a c1(ompanyii (of the same1 type and(
character as the Roumniatn iand Ito
hemin oirch(estras whIch so delIghted
RledpatIh audIences In past seasons.
SIx ard sts (If attainnett comipose
the Met ropollItain Orchiestra. Each
(General Admission 75c
uning as Second-Class Matter.
)0 per year in Advance
3DAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1921
Baptist, Church, interment at the Sum
merton cemetery. The pall bearers
were some of her relatives and close
friends: Messrs. I-. A. Richbourg, T.
C. Feldcr, George Kennedy, Peter
Chewning, Miller Felder, Lawrence
Chewning. The deceased was a con
sistrut member of the Methodist
Church and much loved by all who
knew her she is survived by her hus
band, Capt. J. G. Senn, two daught
ers, Mrs. League of Newberry and
Mrs. F. W. Josey of this place; one
sister, Mrs. Peter Chewning of this
place and one brother, Mr. W. 11. Shu
ford of Pompno, Florida. The deceas
ed was about seventy years old. Peace
to her ashes and sympathy to her
loved ones who mourn their loss.
The Lyceum course for Suinimerton
under the supervision of the Redpath
Lyceum System begins on the even
ing of November 17th with the Metro
politan Orchestra. The committee in
charge of the course fels themselcve
fortunate in getting a Redpath Ly
ceum looked for the coming season as
popular opinion holds that this sys
tem is the best o the forum today.
They think that they have selected
four of the best attractions put out
by the system, in fact three of the
numbers are or have been regularly
working in conjunction with the big
Redpath Chautauquas throughout the
Southern States. With this fact alone
in our minds we have evidence enough
to reasonable believe that this will be
the best course offere(l in Summerton
in some time. The committee will put
tickets on sale in the next few days
at a reasonable price which will en
title all holders to all four attractions.
Reserved seats may be secured at D.
0. Rhame, Inc. The committee
realizes that times are exceedingly
hard and money is scarce, but ask all
w% ho are in position to do so to rally
to the cause and helh them make the
course a success. The Lyceum cour
ses are a series of good. clean, whole
some amusoment for bath young and
old an( stan(s for nothing other than
the upbuilding of a community and
the intellectual cultivation of every
body. The comittee will appreciate
DEATH OF MR. H. E. JOHNSON
Died on October 21st, 11r. H1. Elbert I
ohnson, age 26 yoars. Ile leaves to
monin his loss three childrena, a ov
.:. wife, father and mother, four bro
thers, four sisters and a host of
Oh how we tried to save him,
P'ayers and tears were in vain,
-lppy angels came and took him.
From this world of toil a nl pain.
ou ar'.' not forgotten lear brother,
Nor 0 1 you ever be
As long as life and memory lasts,
We will always think of thee.
All persons are warned that any
es pssmg oil lands known as Ben
hov place ii forbidden. Anyone dis
regardmliv this notice will be prosecut
ed to full extent of the law.
C. M. WILSON,
L3-p Summerton, S. C.
The State of South Cairolina,
( oiinty of Clar eindn.
8y J1. M . WVindhbam, Prob-ite J1udge:
W heiea s, Herm an L,. Woo-h'irf maide
su it to me to grant him L ett ers of Ad..
m inistrmat ion of the Es tate andi~ effects
of Delila Wood ruff.
These aretI, thoeref ore, to cite and ad
Co 'ih i and singular the Kindredl
and1 Creditors of the sa id D~ella Wood..
'intf de'eased, that they be andii appear
bZori me. in the Court iof Proba:te, to
b' 1M a.t Manning on the 2 ith (lay
'o anvmber next, after pnbhlication
h< iof, at 1! O'ehoek( ini 1t'he menioon,
" ''w C 0se, if anv ihe' hive, vhy
ih e Id A nminist iat in;. .lhe'iid not be
. m-enme, A mo Do i,1
.!. \. Win Ihm
-t~s te- Ju ge of Iro I
mornabenr oif the company has a record
of Iiuccessiful eintertnainent exp~erl.
elnce and1( Is k0nowin both ais ana ensem
ble player anid as an indivlidual artist.
The program consists of both classl
enl anud popular selectionis In a dielight
ful proportion. Instrumiental sextets,
(Ilartet s, Iios, (1uos and solos are
motst effectlvely renderedC~.
It Is a program that wIll surely
pleaise the entire audience.,
Lth, 8:15 P. M.
School Chlildlren .we
Shaw & McColiu
Are Offering Attractive Barg
Coat Suits and Dresses
Coat Suits from --------------.$10.00 to $50.00
Dtesses from ---------------$10.00 to $50.0
French Serge Skirts from -..........:$5.00 to $8.50
Prunella Skirts from ----------- $8.50 to $15.00
Ladies' Sweaters from ----------$2.50 to $10.00
Children's Sweaters from --------.$1.50 to $5.00
36-inch All Wool Storm Serge at -----------... 75c
36-inch Heavy Wool Storm Serge at -........$1.00
44-inch All Wool, Sponged and Shrunk Serge $1.50
46-inch Tricotine at . . ..-------------------$3.00
36-inch French Serge at ------------------_75c
40-inch French Serge at ---------------$1.25
40-inch Heavy French Serge at ----------_. . $1.75
36-inch Satin at --------------$1.75 and $2.00
40-inch Charmeuse at -----------------$2.50
40-inch Canton Crepe at ----------...-----$3.50
40-inch Crepe de Chene at --------------.$2.00
Ladies' and Children's Shoes
A big line of Ladies' Shoes And Oxfords, going at
from --- --- --- --- ---- -------.. $3.00 to $11.00
A big line of Children's Buster Brown Shoes.
Shaw & McCollu
11 So. Main Street. 'SUMT
HER LOVE IS BATTEY & CO.,-The large and re
SUIFlFICIENT' FOlt ME liablc cotton factors of Savaan,
Ga., offer a service that combines
"When I'm sad, burden, and weary ling and successful cxperience, ex
From bondage I longed to be free pert salesmanship and financial
There came to my heart the sweet soundness. Nov. 30-c.
"Her love is sufficient for 111C. WANTED-Man with car to sem elo.
p~ricedt Graham Tires. $130.00 perl
"Soon will this warfare be over week -and commissions. Graham
My darling fp'e to face I shall be, Tire Co., 3129 Boulevard, Benton
She'll prove as I stand in her presence, Harbor, Mich. UP
"Iler love was sufficient for me." I
666 cures Malaria, Chills ad Fever,
ious Fever, Colds and LaGrippe, or
-. money ref unded.
CO., The Proficient Cotton Factors
of savannah, Ga., yieldls satisfac
tion as is evidenced by the large T aotacl
volume of business entrusted- to
them. Isn't it to your interest to an nr encon
try them? Do it now and be con
vined. ___Nov._~i p30-c.s ak
CA B3BAGE PLANTS--ready for ship
menit, $1.50 per 1,000, expr'ess col
lect. The Early .Jersey Waketield
oand F'lat D~utch var'ieties. E. 13.
C ommiuns, Meggetts, S. C.
Itub-My-Tism is a great paln killer.
Rtelieves pain and soreness, liheunma
tism, Neuralgia, Sprains, etc.
COTTN-Aplestorage cap~acity at
reasonable rates and liberal ad
puant-ity, for pi'rmpt sale or to be
held, otfered by BATTEY & CO.,
The Substantial Cotton Factors ott
Savannah, Ga. Nov. 30-c
1 Olt SATLE--Dwelling on North clmltbesta r
Chrc'h street. l''our rooms, two n
jeor'ches, open fireplaces. Splendid uelssf n ue
loc'ationi, on acre lot. 1Easy terms. Vetpctsi, O;
F. C. Nettles Aledbrook, Phone 22G.
Itub-My-Tlismr is a powerful antisep- 5.Bwr fiia
tie, Cuires infected cuts, old sores, los
Soe atsAbuOriabecton roblevamn
I udertan tht srre th scd G., offer arservice that lomb Eui
in ionHor r sowiri rni s'sin heret1eng and het successfultexperience,)ex..
corsi trn leelisati 1(1i,,, ndas pubi ervalants h ip To n d fnanciae l
prpe t st hexitro io h Cre oundct xn.ets ;an.Nteo.t30-c
ortheresontht te dgentofANryToD-Manrd pwsingc ton eluyo
rr ra i's;rrpert~yinvr r~rtprare cedu Gaham Conires $130.0 ther
rrornre l coreeri ed wt e Ik owTheirae done their Boestv ad, es
tii~i i~l'',66eicullsthisariia, Chilasecatd0F'vpay
~ rrir ,letme sy, '': Bolraeid tee , o and Laripe or
pay '~ iiils n r ee f r'pe't aFeseRa $1000.00,l arangedll o-room
'-I ru peceof iicrpi't &sresse ho$00s00 ons axae l th ei neigh-I
mer se h~. ~'r',w~re he tajmyesborh old Phoneatl26'. y
legh'esesmnta;d owley.WhrT o abotrarwt cone n
m Mei-cantile CO
ains foi Fair Week Shoppers.
Best Outing, in Lights and Darks, worth 20c, going
- at -.. ......... _'_ 15c
36-inch Percales, in Light colors, worth 25'c ,at 15c
36-inch Extra Good Percale for -----------25c
27-inch Dress Ginghams, worth 18c, for .......12/2c
27-inch Dress Ginghams, worth 25c, for -----18c
32-inch Zephyr Dress Gingham at --------...25c
36-inch Unbleached Sheeting, worth 18c, for 12/2c
.40-inch Unbleached Sheeting, worth 20c, for -..15c
36-inch Bleach, worth 15c, for ---------- 12%Ac
36-inch Bleach, worth 18c, for ------------ 15c
36-inch Bleach, worth 25c, for ----------- 18c
36-inch Cambric, worth 25c, for -----------.. . .18c
Wear Well Sheets, with Tape Selvedge, worth
$2.00, for ... .._--------------------------$1.50
Wear Well 9-4 Bleach Sheeting, worth 65, going
at --- --- -- -._. ._ _------- 55c
Wear Well 10-4 Bleach Sheeting, worth 75c, go
ing for .... ...-----------------------------60c
72-inch Unbleached Sheeting, worth 45c, for --35c
9-4 Unbleached Sheeting, worth 60c, for -----50c
10-4 Unbleached Sheeting, worth 65c, for _.---55c
72-inch Extra Heavy Table Damask, worth $1.00,
going for . . ......_ _....._.--_.... -- 75c
Wool Hose from -_. ..---------------$1.00 to $2.50
Silk Hose from..........--------------50c to $3.50
A big line of Buster Brown Hose for Ladies and
All Wool Blankets
All Wool Blankets, worth $12.00, for ------$7.98
m Mercantile Co.
ER, S. C. Telephone No. 68
vest, from say Illinois, where they have something like actual value assess
ments and low levys, and where they know nothing of our silly system of low
assessments and high levys, likely settle in a town with a 30 mill levy or a 15
mill levy? A child can answer. Furthermore, the law of the land is, that
all property shall be returned at its actual value, and the citizen violates his
oath when he returns it on any other basis, notwithstanding the custom has
grown up all over the State to return property at from 15 per cent to 20 per
cent of its value.
Now last year the property of the town was assessed at 50 per cent of
its actual value-this year at something like its actual value. Last year
things were booming; today property has depreciated in value, so you cannot
arbitrarily say that if you divide your assessment this year by two, your
taxes ought not to be any more than they were last year. This might be
true if property today was of the same value it was last year, but it is not.
Again the Boards that passed on your returns this year are not the same as
last year, and their judgment as to the value of your property no doubt
Or again, your property may not have been properly equaliz~ed last year,
and you (1id not pay your fair share of 'the taxes as comparedl with your
neighbor, so, it dloes not follow if you pay more this year any great injustice
has been (lone you.
Be this as it may' I for one think the men who did this thankless job did
their hest, and I am backing them to the limit.
Nowv to run your Towvn Government and pay debts contracted for takes
money. TIhe town can only get this money by taxation, hence, the levy this
year of 13 mills on assessment of $2,083,362.96, which will yield $27,083.71,
applied as followvs.
By yield from 13 iill levy $7037
To interest and smnking Fund on $100,000.00, $7037
paving bonds, 4 mills-.-.------............--$8,333.415
To interest and~ Sinking F~und on $40,000.00,
water and sever bonds, 1%/ mills_.-. $3,125.04
To amount appllicable to an indebtedness to
(lay of $16,941.64, and run the Town
Government until next April 7% mills $15,625.22
TOT AL..--------------$27,083.71 $27,083.71
Let us see how we will stand on A pil 1st next the end o~f our year.
To indebtedness today..169.4
To cost of running town at $1000.00 per
To intereat on above until April 1, around.- $8.0
To intere!st on money that will have to he
borrowe'l to pay Coupons on Bonds be
cauise of paying taxes in installments,
By taxyes raisedl by 7% mill levy $5652
By street tax at $4.00 on 275 persons liable$1000
By aoun to ~alnce$6,763.4
The above shows that oii A pril 1st next, wvith all taxes collected, we wvill
still be in detbt $6,763.42, with only the fines and licenses to be collectedl be
tween nowv and then, for the newv Council to run the town on until taxes arie
We have cut the expenses of the towvn to the hone thereby saving around
$3500.00. .Some seem to think that we can safely get rid of a policeman.
The Gouncil <does not think so. You kiiow wvith our new paving-the neces
sit~y of keeping lepives and trash out of drains-the conistaint watching of the
sewers to avoidl stoppage-the looking after tools, machinery etc., we think
it wvould lbe very fool ish to, save $1 200.00) by cutting off a policeman and veiry
likely have to spendl several thousand do(llar s to unstop one of our sewers. As
a matter of fact, this Council had to spend around $1000.00 in unstoppirng the
sewer on Church St reet', according to my information.
Moreover, all men know that two men -calnnot successfully manago a
street force--one giving orders today that may he changed temorrowv, andl we
think it, would be very dliflicult to get any policeman to do all night work to
avoidl this. It is also evident that there could be only imperfct supervision
of, street hands with his other dluties, and there would necessarily be0 less
efhecient service and loss to town in amount of woirk (lone, and certainly a less
clean towvn, and more law violation.
We have one of the best lpavedl towvns in the State, for its size. This
coust. money andl now must 1be paid for. If we fail to collect taxes to meet
miterest couponfs--if wve fail to grad~ually pay ofl ouri indebtedness, the credit
ol the town will be irrevocably rinned. We are iiot willing to do our towna
this injury, and (1o iiot believe the thoughtful citizens of the town would have
us (do it.
. We are also citizens, having to pay taxes just as you (Iu, and it is in
conceivable in these kind of times that wve would put1 more taxes on ourselves
than is absolutely necessary toI run thle town.
F'ellow citizens, we have eat n our~ ca nfy and1 we must now pay for it.