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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1922
"BEN HOPE" WRITES TO
Editor The T'mes:
Will you print another communica
tion from me? I hope my frequent
craving of free advertising has not
become wearisome. I am obliged to
make one more appeal for aid to ac
complish my life's aim; one more ap
peal for the success of my work and
the attainment of the object of my
heart's desire. The urgency of my
need constrains me to do this. I am
obliged to tell my story once more.
I will not, however, request this
paper to print my story again, I will
not make another appeal to the public
in this particular way, for this special
cause; therefore, dear readers, please
read this communication carefully.
To introduce myself, will say: I
am known as "Ben Hope," Student,
Writer, Author, read, study and
write all the tine. Crippled, unable
to walk, shut in, I can not do any
thing else. I write essays, notes,
comments, sketches on timely topics,
anecdotes, tales, short stories, fiction
al sketchesion quaint and curious
characters, letters to the newspapers
on social, political and industrial
problems. I also address two person
al letters to the public, soliciting aid
and thanking my helpers, through my
newspaper friends, every year. In
Sourthern Grown. - Speci
S. A. McKEE, I
Reason4~r for it."
You cannot miss
ing Sale that will s
New Fall 4
Lad(ies' andl Misses R<
'The Big Store is chi
low prices will (d0 it-~-an
this way I keel) in touch with my
friends everywhere.' During the last
ten years I have heard from more
than one thousand persons, living for
the most part in South Carolina.
Many of my unknown friends live in
An advertising circular, no* being
distributed, carries a photograph of
myself in my "Cdmfort" wheel-chair
and describes briefly the nature of
my work and what I hope to accom
p sh by it. Will not every one who
has received one of these circulars, or
who may receive one of them, re
spond to the appeal made therein?
Remember, my circular was not de
signed to be read once, then thrown
down and forgotten.
Thirty-five years old, I have never
walked a step, never attended school
a day. Were it not for my helpers, I
v'!re as poor as the proverbial church
mouse. Without my helpers, I were
I live at the Lockmore cotton mill.
My aged mother and I keep the house,
while my sister toils in the mill. At
present, a married sister, her hus
band and child are with us. I sell
some of my manuscripts to the maga
zines every year. My earnings from
that source are not sufficient for my
Therefore I am compelled to ac
cept charity, from persons charitably
inclined, and to work constantly at
selling my booklets. My publisher
does my printing as cheaply as pos
sible, compatible with good work, and
waits for his share of the proceeds.
Were I required to make prompt pay
ments, I should seldom be able to
have a book published.
Am bringing out a new book. Ex
pect it from the publishers almost
any lay. It is a volume of anecdotes,
funiny stories, comments on timely
topics, written in crisp, snappy, bril
liant style. The English employed
is of the best modern usage. My
treatment of ideas is quite original.
I write conventionally, of course, in
order not to seem offensively crude,
yet I do not follow any beaten tracks.
To show the manner of man I am,
to indicate what sort of stuff you may
expect in my books, I wish to present
this frank statement: I am a Pres
byterian, of Scotch-Irish descent. Be
lieve in and try to be loyal to my
church, my country and my native
States. Am loyal to our glorious
flag and devoted to my beloved South
, Fruit Trees and
al Prices on Commercial
rite or Wire
3atesburg, S. C.
doose" with th
c and Uunm
e )cver :,taged iln this a
D AY is tU
ie Bells is the HoL
the place. A 15-De
ave the people thousa
md Winter Di
sadly-to-Wear, Shoes for all,
ocked full and we are going I
d we know that is the only n1
VIRECK STORT. Su
land. I honor the memory of the
Southern Confederacy and revere its
great leaders Davis, Lee and Jack
son. I am a Woodrow Wilson Demo
crat, proud to acknowledge tho great
Wilson as my political leader. 1 was
born a reformer; I live a reformer
I shall die a reformer. But I woukd
not destroy the country in or5der to
"reform" it, as so many "reformers"
seem bent on doing. I would not pull
down American institutions, only tQ
replace them with others utterly for
eign to American ideals and the pur
poses of the founders of our great
republic. In short, I would not ar
ray one class of people against an
other, nor stir up class hatred, nor
"fight" the religion or politics of any
people, nor attack the characters, to
destroy them, of any man or get of
men-as so many "reformers" have
done and are still doing. One does
not have to be everlastingly abusing
something or somebody in order to
be a genuine reformer. Don't think
you'll ever re ret buying and reading
my books. I've been told, by some
who should know, that I write very
Am soliciting orders for my new
book. A number of orders have been
received, but many more- will have
to come if the venture is to be a suc
cess. I thank those who have already
sent in their orders. They will re
ceive their copies in due time.
Each one of my books contains
8,000 words. I sell them for 25 cents
a copy or five copies for $1.00. I
especially desire and solicit "club"
orders, at one dollar each, for my
books. Good readers every one, send
me your orders now, any time. Don't
put it off, you may forget it. Please
remember that I need your help all
the time. And I can not go to you,
you must come to me. I am deeply
grateful for all that has ever been
done for me, and - of . course I am
thankful for what my friends and
helpers wil doubtless continue to do
to advance my cause. I am not a
politician, not ,a philosopher, 'and have
no "new cure-all" for the world's ills;
I am just a plain fellow trying to help
myself in the only way which lies
open to me.
My object in this work is to im
prove my condition financially, and
otherwise. I hope also to one clay be
enabled to buy a home, in which to
have the comfqrts which I need and a
studio, or stud:,, with the proceeds
from my writings. This surely is a
Won't you help mue attain my
heart's desire? . I have written here
frankly and truthfully concerning my
life and wruk. Therefore put in your
orders for my new book now. Ad
dlress J. S. Love (Ben Hope), York,
Sigined: Jan-s Stanhope Love.
Athens, O;t. 17-A campaign to
make Greece a republic launched
d:rceily after the return from Paris
of the new foreign minister Nich
olas Palitis ,a prominent Venizel
ist, has strongly aroused the roy
ection, and "There's~ a
nds of dollars on
Mien and Boys wear,
o empty out half of it
icans to stimulate busi
In fact, most anything that y
here at the lowest prices
In all the newest materials, hand
somely tailored, comes in all the most
wanted colors. Prices
$15.00 TO $40.00
We are showing this season's won
derful values in this line, materials
are Velour, Poiret Twill, and Trico
$25.00 TO $40.00
SILK AND WOOL DRESSES
For quick selling we will place on
sale one lot of Dresses in this Sea
son's newest styles. The materials
are Poiret Twill, Tricotine, and Silk
Canton Crepe. Prices
$9.95, $12.50, $16.50
We will place on sale one lot of Coat
Suits-materials are excellent, to
close out we make the price
$9.95 AND $12.50
Don't fail to see these wonderful
LADIES' OXFORDS AND STRAP
Smaltz-Goodwin high grade Ox
fords in black and $7.50
Shaw & McColIui
11 South Main St.
Reduces Car P1
These are the lowest prices ever quot
cars. Prices include gas and oil deliver
ning, S. C.
Touring-......_- .........-....- ...$3
Chassis------ - ---.-..._....$31
CLINCHER TIRES WITH STAR
Touring--... -.... ._- _...-- .$44
Roadster---.... __ - .- _---$4:
D)EMOUNTA1BLE RIMS WITH STi
Touring --_.-........_...... .....$44
Roadster-._- ....-- ...- ... ......$4
Chassis-...- ....- ................. .$44
Coupe-- -................-.... -....$6
New Model Four Door Sedan .
Truck equipped with high speed . axle
SOLD ON EASY TERMS.
MANNINC. SL C.
!ou might need can be had
Sport Oxfords and combination
strap Pumps$7.50 and $8.50
at - -
Patent strap Pumps ,from
$3.50 TO $6.50
Brow.n and Black Oxfords from
$2.50 TO $7.50
One lot Men's Dress.
Shoes, at __..._8
One lot Men's Dress $ .
Shoes at--_ _- ______ 3
One lot Men's extra good Work
Beacon and Dunlap Shoes from
$5.00 TO $8.50
BUSTER BROWN SHOES FOR
Growing Girls sizes from 2 1-2 to
7 at .............. -- --$5.00 and $6.00
Misses in Gun Metal, sizes from
11 1-2 to 2 at --------------..._$4.00
Misses in Brown, sizes from 11 1-2
to 2 at ---------- ---------$4.50
Child's in Gun Metal, sizes from 8
1-2 to 11 at ---------------_._ $3.50
Child's in Brown, sizes from 8 1-2 .
to 11, at ------------- $4.00
Buster Brown Little Gents Shoes,
at ------- ------ - --------$4.50
Buster Brown Boy's Shoes,_. $5.00
One lot odds and ends in Childrens'
and Ladies' Shoes at greatly reduced
prices to close out.
ii Mercantile Co.
SUMTER, S. C.
TANKAGEDigester Tankage, to put
the growvth on your hogs--$4.50 per
bag. .Jos S. Dickson,
ed on Ford FOR SALE-My place on Kingat-ee
ed in Man.. seventy-five acres, 60are lerd
New six roomi reidece, barn
stables and1( ou~t-buildings. see me
regarding p~rice and1( terms. HI. J.
l7.56 FENCE WIRE--Any heighth) you
)2.00 .wa s.'" Dickson.r reasBonableprc.
TER: 'o~s'fr~ About w ek ~go na
HomeLake oneBlack and Tan
1.52 Hound bitch' with grey spot on back
.6of nckcl. Find)(er leasel notify F. wV.
[036Dickson and receive rewaird. 2t.
FOR sA LE-64 acr(es; natnral (drain
LRTER: "go; 4-nores tiIlable; good tobacco
land~l; one mule 6 years 01(1; hogs,*
i6.52 cos feedi a~nd all farm implements;
36good buildings. 'is is an extra
163 hdbrai.Lcto ear New
Zion. Addrl1ess Tr. M. Kennedly
)1.00 iManning, s. C. it-p
)9.00--- - -
6.60 COLLEGE PR EP'ARAToRY
....$811.80 Mro. E. C. Nettles Alsbrook, Principal
and Cord Fifteen standlardl units high schoci
~.92 . English, French, Latin, mathematics,
history, scienceo andl penmanship.
Thorough peparation for any college.
studlents for \Vin'trop and Clemson
,wi n honora. Individual instruction.
CO.p Studntshace nh oei oe yea
otherwIse in two. Tuition,36 weeks,
$45. Terms,- september 1, 1922 to
May 81, 1023. ChrIstmas holiday,
December 22 toJan. 0. Daily sessiou