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SUMTER YOUTH KILLS HIMSELF
Sumter, Aug. 14.-Rafmond Bur
gess, nineteen-year-old son' of G. H.
Burgess, of this lity, killed himself
about 9 o'rlock this morning, send
ing a bullet crashing through his
brain. Young Burgess had returnefi
from Columbia on the early morning
train, where it is said, he had been to
see a young woman. He appeared
despondent. He ate breakfast then
xetired to his room and committed the
deed, it is stated. He left two notes
to be delivered- to parties - with in
structions not to open before delivery,
it' is said.
Mr. Burgess was an efficient, faith
Sul and trusted employe of the Nat
ional Bank of Sumter and was highly
firegarded and popular. His parents
and several brothers and sisters sur
FARMERS OF THE SOUTH
Washington, Aug. 14. The total
farm population of the South on
January. 1, 1920, was 16,827,834,
based on the last census, the- De
partment of Commerce announced
today. - Of this number, 11,730,848
were white persons, 5,044,489 were
Manning office next to Bank of
Manning and Western Union Tele
graph Office, Phone 83. Hours 3:00 to
.5:30, Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
DR. A. D. PLOWDEN,
601-2 'City National Bank Building
Phone 517 Sumter, S. C.
These are a few of the
this week. Come a nd le
* in town for the money.
SPECIAL NO. 1
Fast Color 27- inch
This is the 2oc quality
* SPECIAL NO. 4
Good Quality Table
Ladies' New Fall Pumps
in this lot there are val
Next to P. 0.
Reep Our Home
o . to ke~ d o
negroes and 52,497 were persons of
The report that inhabitants of
larms in Delaware, Maryland, Dis
trict of Columbia and West Vir
ginia were included.
KEEN INTEREST. IN POULTRY
Many requests for information on
poultry raising-averaged 'between 50
and 75 letters a day since early in the
year-is reported by the Bureau of
Animal Industry, United States De
partment of Agriculture. In addition
the supply of poultry literatui'e dis
tributed by the Division of ' Publica
tions has surpassed the records of all
The department's literature on
poultry raising is unusually complete,
ranging from discussions of the
principal breeds of poultry to man
agement, housing, incubation, brood
ing, and culling. The department's
poultry publications include more than
30 bulletins for gerioral distribution
and many others of technical charac
ter on special phases of poultry
ROAD-GRADING COSTS REACH
STABLE BASIS, REPORT SHOWS
The cost of grading for highway
construction apparetitly has reached
a stable condition, according to sta
tistics of the Bureau of Public Roads
of the United States Department of
Agriculture. The average cost per
cubic yard for grading on Federal-aid
roads rose from 38 cents in 1917 to a
3 FOR THI
many items that we are putti
t us convince you that we hai
SPECIAL NO. 2
Yard Wide Organdie
All colors and good
SPECIAL NO. 5
One big lot Ladies'
This is a rare special
and Oxfords* Ladies' Gr
We have the
ies up to $7.
ierlv The Wreck 3
yare cers of oal
1se -a anhodty In their lespec
C..' Roth, Director
W. Va.; C. S.
peak price of 66 cents in 1922, and
has since gradually declined.
On Federal-aid work contracted for
in the last three months the average
price per cubic yard for the whole
United States was 33 cents in April,
32 cents in May, and 34 cents in June.
The cost of other items entering
into road work also shows a general
tendency toward stabilization, al
though in many cases not as marked
as for earth-work.
DIP ALL CATTLE REGULARLY
QUICKEST WAY WITH TICKS
"How long do we have to. dip ?"
Judging from numerous reports re
ceived by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture, the question of
Here is a wonderful messge to nil ex
pectant mothers. When the Little One ar
rives, you cnn have that moment more t ee
from suffering than you
have perhaps imagined.
An eminent physicin ,
expert In this science
has shown Lo way.
was he " who first pro
duced the grent remedy,
"Mother's Friend." Mrs.
C. J. lartmu, Scran- "
ton a., say first two
children I had a doctor
and a nurse and- then
they had to use insi ru
ments, hut with iay last
two children I u sod L
Mother's Friend and had only a nurse;
we had no time to get a doctor because
I wasn't very sick-only about ten or
Note: Write for valuable free illustrated book.
"Motherhood and the Baby," containing important
authoritative information which every expectant
mother thoul hav, and all about "Mother's rtend
to Bradfield Reogulater Comp~any, DA-23, Atlanta, .
t'Mother a friend" 1 s sold byg drussiato ovorywbece.
ing on SPECIAL SALE
re the best merchandise
SPECIAL NO. 3
This is worth 75c
SPECIAL NO. 6
During this week of
Speciails we will sell any
Silk Dress in the house
consisting of Canton
Crepes, Taffetas and
other high grade ma
Be sure and look this lot,
over. Values up to $35.00
ECIA L NO. 8
'ay Suede and Patent
se .both in Oxfords and
Sumter, S. C.
TOO MANY PEOPLE THINK
1HE ROLL OF
HONOR IS A
- BANK ROLL. .
"Ferdilizer! Ferdilizerl You'all
come here, you Ferdilizer," called the
tiller of a rocky ten acres.
"Why for do you call that chile,
Ferdilizer?" asked the new neighbor.
"Ya see ma wife run out of names
so we decided to name him after
both of us. Ma name is Ferdinand
dd her name is Eliza so we call
Bill Jones marched his wife and
twelve children into a shoe store and
told the clerk to fit 'them up.
The clerk worked hard for almost
two hours and at last had each of the
thirteen whims satisfied as to foot
comfort so started to make out a
"Oh, I don't want to buy the
hoes," said Bill, "just mark down
the sizes of each one, I am going
to order the shoes from that new
mail order house at Kalamazoo.
"Face Powder is very dangerous,"
says my friend, Doctor Blizen, "es
pecially if a man wear it home on
a coat lapel."
Bouncing Baby Boy
Born-to Mr. and Mrs. George
Rubber a seven pound son.-Benton
A Little Worse
Down to the beach
Went Sam and Molly.
The sand was warm to Sam
and "HOT TOMALIE."
Miss Fret-"Yes, she's pretty but
it's a gift."
Miss Worry-"So I understand.
Her brother is a druggist and it
doesn't cost her anything."
length of dipping interests the ma
jority of livestock owners in areas
quarantined because of cattle ticks.
The department's answer is "one or
several years, depending on how you
lip." Naturally cattle owners wish
to complete tick eradication in the
shortest possible time and at least
cost and inconvenience.
The experience of the department
in eradicating ticks from half a mil
lion square miles shows conclusively
that regular systematic dipping of all
cattle every 14 days is the quickest
means. Failure of even a fewv cattle
owners to dip all their cattle may un
do the efforts of their neighbors who
bring all their cattle to the v'ats on
schedule. The bureau of Animal In
dustry, United States Department of
Agriculture, wvill sup~ply on request
full information for completing tick
eradication in the shortest time-one
season when directions are faithfully
A BILLY SUNDAY
14.-yea- gir evnels4o'its
bug,' a e''erosar-e
Palm Beach Suits
Men's Genuine Palm Beach Suits, all this sea
son's newest patterns, the same suits that are be
ing sold up to $15.00. Sale Price -----------$8.00
Oxfords and Pumps
Ladies' White Oxfords and Strap Pumps, all
new goods and all sizes. Special for Friday morn
ing and while they last. Price only---....$1.35
Extra Special Broom Sal
Beginning at the opening of our doors at 8:45
Friday morning, we will sell a big shipment of 75c
Cane Brooms, while they last _____________-25c
One rack Voile Dresses that sold up to $2.00 to
clean up the lot quickly. Special ---_-_-_____98c
One rack Voile and Organdy Dresses that sold
high as $4.00. Special Clean Up Price only __$1.98
This rack contains Silks, Dotted Swiss and Or
gandy Dresses that sold up to $10.00. Special Clean
Up Sale Price _-- ...___- ___..____..___----$4 95
This rack contains Crepe die Chine and (Geor
gette Dresses that sold high as $15.00. Special
Clean Up Prile --__.----------.----...--$6.75
One rack of 100 Dresses of Voile, Organdy andl
Swiss materials that sold1 high as $6.00. Special
Clean Up Price onily ---------.----......--.$2.98
Men's Bathing Suits $1.95
:35 Men's Bathing Suits, most all sizes, sold high
as $4.00. Your choice Fiday and Saturday
only -------- ---- --- -------------- -_.1.95
E FIR D'S
Sells for Less!
S U M T E R'. South Carolna