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JOE SPARKS SAYS
S U'TH NOT BROKE
AIIral 1for, a "Season of Smiles" In
Sth11 ('a1roi ina. P'eople in Better
ludillan Than FEver,
(emahia. Nov. 2. "'The South is
no0 M01. It is finaicialiy sountd,"
said .1 sraks. .\ssist ant Treasurer
of ti:. letmocratic National Commit
te, ".ho has rIted to Solit her'n
Ilk aIluat ters. Columbia, after a trip
throemgh practically all (the, S.outhernt
Stat s and several Middle Western
States. ie fouid blusiless conditions
imtuprovin g in all sections.
"I ind Imore blue talk," said ir.
Spailks. "here inl South "ar-olinla than
In any ot iter So it lh In State. \ \o
ir' aing through onte of tite great
%Vo:soi1c read;justmenI~v t periods. " It is
not a il tim' for howls. It is a Itit(m for
ml . It' we a "Brtoke." we will
be lI:o ke.'' Th people of the South
can Ibst1 ltelpt temtsele''s. . l\\ have*
jutt[ vnlrge~d fro a wild periodI of
prmi ,al spending. It is little to piut on
the lrakes . take a stand, read.ittst ottr
exieniditures, stop gubig okto
the fiture live within our means, stop
cring. for aid fromt outside sources,
orgn t OtturM own resoites. anld thank
[ho 'ood Lord for all of our tlessings.
"The State of SoulIth (atrolina was
Ievt. !I a sounder finanicial condition
--as a result of the ut p It recedented
porhiut't'1y of the last fouttr' years, tho
I' o'lle of the State are about on1e hil.
ilon dollars to tlte velvet.
'\ly argumnttt rotr a reason fot'
smttih s in South (alrolitna is based up
otn th1e followvitg facts: the people of
the State were neetr bettet fedl; the
peoplae of the State wer ner better
dressed: one unittdred million dollars
Wen1t into auttttobies last year; when
pec';)p are- )r'o1k(e they (ol't hty gaso
line: they don1't. go to State Fairs;
t hev dotn't pack Ptlman cars; they
'at 'ake long t'iPS throughout the
"isome of our people have been mak
Ing money with their hands and
splendinlg it with shovels.
"If tilt people of the State will pay
thir debts and tt'n sit tight In the
boat there is absoliitely no doubt about
the futre. A wt ie man has never
starved in South Carolina. There will
be bread and Itieat for all.
"Thr( has btenii few business fail
ure.-.in .*:muth carolin andi all lines or
blitsliess lave been prosperous.
"If1 all of our people wil meet 1
situation with ani ilexipensive siie. we
need not fear tle fiuture. In other
States of the South the pecople are go
ing about their business, they are
"So long as the people cry hard
"h' : hI e v lN. o f thIrIC. crI-ed i i s de (
stroyed: whlen we yell "I1i0()Kl-" we
losev tite confidence of other sections
of tle Couintry.
"W call't oxipet balikers to ext end
crit'd it to i beggar.
"I venture this statement that ev
ery manl and woma n inl South Carolina
is in niuch beter finane.. ai condit ion
th.an ever before.
"Let ine again appeal for a season of
smiles inl South Carolina.'
(MV. (''OOPEI WON'
ASK GINS TO (LOS,
Will Not (all Secil Sessioni of V..
seibly, as ieuesled. fills No
ltight to Ask GIs to ('lose. (1,=
Columilbia. Oct. 2S.---.(ov. Coopor 1o
day stated that lie w%oui1(l not call a
special sessinon of the legislature, as
re(liested In a resolution adopted by
thi Am erican Cotton association here
yesterday. and he also indicated that
he would not issue a ;i'oclama t Ion
calling ol1 the ginners to close down
folr a period of thil it ydays. Tie special
for a leriod of thirty days. ie special
- "1A - EV 'HITE 2,VMO1.4L "
W1LLIAM FOX. PRODUCTO .
Princess Theatre Friday, Nov. 5
ed for enactment of legisiation which January, and as the peol()Ie will next
would allow the farieirs to pay part of u'IICesdhly vote o n the iuestion of cllng
their 1920 taxes In January and the ing the fiscal year for the state gov
remainder next July, the postponement erinent, there would be nothing gain
being desireed because of the flnancial (d by calling a special session.
5ituation due to the low price of cot- With egra( to the proclamation
for the closing of gins, the governor
The governor stated that as the let-- is informed that niny of the farmers
islature meets in regular session inl are opposed to this, and he takes tho
position that he has no more rilght to
use his influence for a closing of cot
ton gins than lie woiild have for a
closing of stores or other lines of In
Tle farmers ztt theh' mteetlnmg 'vester
(lily also adopted resolutioslls caluhIg on
'President Wilson to put Williai G..
McAdoo in charge of the trcasurYy.
This resolution was introdted by .1.
.1. Mt.c\Iahant of Coluimbia
In tli e re-olition calling for thoe
special session of the legislattire, the
farmers al1so requested that Iegisa
tion be enacted which would impose a
their otoln acreage next year o1-f
Penalty on farmers who fail to reduce
RICi'H lRA N('li31A N
IIMEA11 FOR ANAN'IIMM
'Joseph A!exI nier 11,lol es Weird E~x.
perience. iludes Ills ('aptors
St. L-ouis, Oct. 30.--Joseph Alexan
dIr, reputed wealthy ra nbcIhani and
farm owner of Port Smith, Ark, and
Mrs. 'Margaret Taber, of this city,
wife of Alexander's ranch su perinten
dent, today relate(d to the police how
they had been kidnappe(d in an at
tefimpt to collect $25,000 from the
Alexandler, acording to advices, is
known as the "potato king" in Fort
Smith. Hle appeared at the St. Louis
county court house early today, bare
footed and sparsely clad and de
scribed to olIlIcers how he had been
blind, gagged. beaten and guarded by
his captors. Mrs. Tabet told a sim.
Alexan(er camtie to St. Louis last
Monday, lie explai ned. In respo n.e to
a telegrai heaiIng Mrs. Tabers name
an(l reading: "Come at onC: serious
troible." M's. Tabert deniei sending
Met at the depot by the men, Alex
ander said lie nccepted pni inritat ion
to ride to Mrs. Taber's home in tieir
iutomobile and was taken to a arm
house about eight miles west of hero.
Mrs. Taber who hlatl been kidnapped
Sunday, was brougit to his rowi, lie
related andl he was ordered to sign
the check payablo to her. Rlefusing,
he wan )oaten and tLheo bonds on arns
and ankiles -tit:hitened ie asserted. le
protested that lie (id iot liave $'.,.000
in the bank, lie coiintiued. but the
kidnlappers con tinm'ted torturing hil
aid oi Tuesday he r' tote a Check
cri!blin;; the signature i'e said to
mlak it nIltpear a forgery.
A fTI ( Alexander had Writ ten Ihe
Mteei. a bank at. Fort Snitlt the
men drIove .ll.. Taber to a local ba.'tnk
whI(ere site (eposited It. She was tihei
retarn d to t(e farin house.
l:i odoy AMoxanderi told the lit
li s , his guard fell asleep) ami" hw ves
aped. li e::cape Was learnkd short
ly aft ewards. Mrs. Taber s:ahl and
8he was hurried to ht er iome'.
Oflio als visited th r.e larm house 'nd
fottid it unoccuit ied. Overtirnted hu
nitire, tihey said, indi ented the mein
had made a hut rIe(i dlepart ure.
M11 NENIO t0IllES
ON FlRElIiT TRiAIN
New York, Oct. 30.-A negro Croe
"I's catne ot of the West today rid
ing a freight eat. llis legs wele sitt
rountided by $100.000 in stocks bound
to him by cloth, and his ipockets hteld
$250 in casit ald anit imlpressive bank
When reimtoved frot his cride trav
('int: herth and taken to court on a
dhmisordeil y condtnet. chargt, he deserib
(d helf as Gurliy Green of Ciicago,
a ed said ho (xN ected to be a il ii ion
:ire svoon. teling ite jtudge his stock
ohlings totalled $900,000.
.\skrd why le did not 1iravel iII
Ietter 'tyl I s hetitted a persont of
wealit, hie expilined "there's tmoo fitun
in rlin g frights.'"
Iine om a 'WL1Ys rice- .a .dutig l
Is bringing the new low prices home to everybody, and truely meeting the conditions brought about by 20 CENTS COTTON. The buy
irg public here appreciates these prices as evidenced by the large business we have done the last ten days.
We want to make November a banner month. We are adding nany specials---and you will find our specials a'ways as low as quoted
for reliable goods.
Prea i'Ad u.t e ae O Re adjustnent Sale of Ladies' Price Adjustment Safe of Men s Undrwa a R d
Wool Ood Ready-to-Wear Boys' Clothing
P ej ma e- - ;m.. .. . . ....- 9l ..1
4~~~~ 1,'tI I ."Iit(
. 0u s . . . ..........8 0 e la. . ........n...un (h er oa
I ....e r . . ...... . $I A9. ; .. .t . .. .. . . . .. .o. . . . . . . . . ..
-a s~i larw shipment a H 6 '5."0 and $10.01 (' : r IiI I . . . . .$.9 $!.5 . y ' .ltkn w u i (nrod
nix Silk Hosiery.I whi I, o ni $ 0 . (' . . .. . . . .:.5 -- .-. .. . . . . . . . . . . .. $8.9 en S adA~ 6
b l 1n:1 9 h i ! ; . . - -i1 .s ...' ' . i n w s a m l o v e r...tA
' .$27.9. .h ' ..5 Sh . . ............. $ .99
hlh h11 . w1 ri up to 50 .91 -is. - $.0 .I... ..... $1.(['roa~ .. .. . . .. .h-n' $ 1).0 Sho . ~. . . ........ . $7 9
Price Adjustment Sale of a 411141 '1,11 i.ee..
Jool Blankets * 1 1! h . I. . $. . . She --- --...........-u9
H osie ryk i .' . '. . . . -i ... . . . . . .. i 2! 1
Cotton Goods at Low Prices Men's F'urrishings 7' "...--............. ....9
l1; > I . i. I a n d v e. s
i, ~ ha i -,; '1 IN .\ I 1 I In-. i-.V . .! Ifl .1 .111.A
. 1. W '. . . .. . . . . . . .. . I1b - 9It. w . A .11 1 -I ...t.
II, ift ,9' , , * * **i7 !1
- \ . h., 9 9 n i P ri-c A di ls Teie s S a l e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..h\l
n .2 .. .k T .. .... . . . . . 7. n ' . .. ..............................9.
a a n e .5'l S lk i . .. .. .. . . . . .$ ' . h :: in . .i . -
-l9 1. 2.\ - . . .-.. . . . . . . . . ... - - - -I- - - - .$
Prc \dnu-the n- '''-e A d U met Sale of -........ $ho99 ....$7.Price
W ooleI 1 ..a t .................. 5. 9
-~~ ~~~ 3.... -' \Vrea v--- .- . . .. 9
\\9,I e9J9lsI9. I'. .\. 519 9in .~ 3c prli~ $.9 pair .. ....................1.( (JHo I hI'll '$ m 'ie S ik
a . . ( .i , P .. .. . . .\. s. r '.2.c $m $ .0 8hi ................. :. 19 al ..........................I1.I - ( 9
s h r n . . . . a p r. y. 25 .\ - $.0 .h r .. . . . . . ...8 .)m . .i . .o .ni .- .a
C o tn o d s at L w P r.e .\M e"n'ns :.0 hs ..... .... ....$2.G .A . l .......................0 1 'd: m
\\~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~~~~~~ id .la h n . . .\ .a l .r e 2 3 .\. .5 .hrt . . . . . . . . . .$ 3 A h . . . . . . . . . . . . . I 7 5
. y ... ' . l n . . . .. . . ... . . \-n' . . 00 hirt. ................. . )n.. .'a.e.of..oys' ' . A .it., all si2.! ().
p. r. pair................... . 98 o .l n s I e v \ o k S i t . 1 19P \ a . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 ,$
We will accept Liberty Bonds at par up toNov. 15th provided same is traded out in full
I TER Co P N 'S
Cash Department Store '.Laurens, South Carolina