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"Asking for a Fish and
Getting a Whale" When you call for "Linenwear" Silk Hosiery at 75c a surprise awaits you. You expect thc ordinary silk hose, with its thready, course mesh and lack lustre texture. L?inenwear Hose special for Friday and Saturday 50c Made in the U. S. A. * SEE WINDOW DISPLAY Colors Black, White, Tau, Putty, Palm Beach, Green and Belgian Red. D. GEISBERG Hosiery Department Amateur Ad-'Writers Attention ! AU copy for thc Amateur Ad Writers Contest must he in the hands of the merchants by NOON TODAY. This is Important, and the rule cannot be broken for anybody. The merchants will have to have time to consider the ads, before deciding which is the best ad, and thc copy must be in thc printers hands by six o'clock this afternoon, hence the im portance of getting the copy to the merchants by noon today. Please attend to sending, or carrying your copy to the merchants by noon today, sure. 1 We Have the Most Sanitary Market IN UPPER SOUTH CAROLINA RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OP OUR STORE No flies, no dust, no bad odors. All moat* aro out under fans and DUt In refrigerator show casen. When sold they aro wrapped in mohUure proof paper under fans and delivered to your home in a nie" clean way without any extra charge for quick delivery service. This ta the truth In a nut shell. Tho ladles ve Invited to Inspect our store and especially our meat department. FOR THIS WEEK WE HAVE Veal Roast and Steaks string ^oana \ Pork Roast and Chops Now fentons Beef Brains and Liver Now Potatoes All Pork Sausage New Cabbage Hamberger and Welnors New .IcotB and Squash Sliced Bacon and Ham Grape Fruit and Oranges .Sliced Boiled Ham Strawberries and Bananas. For Saturday, big fat dressed hens. Virginia Shad. Speckled Trout. Try our Ocean Butter Fish. We have all kinds of good trades in Groceries. 7 POUNDS RIO COFFEE FOR $1.00 VV. A. . F? O W E Ft 212* South Main ,8AM HARPER. Mgr. Phone 132. We are in the market for good Beef Cattle and Sheep. * "Yon may love your family, but you might bo polite ?tough to in?ure for their benefit, thal much you owe em." MUTUAL BENEFIT LIFE INSURANCE j? COMPANY M. M. MATTISON, General Agent, C. W. WEBB, District Agent J. J. TROWBRIDGE, Special Agent OAK GROTE. The Oak Grove school save aa en' tertalnment on Saturday night, May tr.. Tho night waa Just suitable for en outdoor affair. Mr. Archie Cox's porch was uaed aa a stage. Before the exercises began Mr. Jack Poor* entertained the crowd with some splendid, srrnulne, old-time fiddling that every ono enjoyed very much, and Ute play was a great success. MISS AMABEL'S DESIRE (My Bryant L. Rogers.) >*."VJ I i>n". ?ji't. liv i". .. '..f. ?''Iure Niwrfrn I?T Syndicate.) "My greatest desire?" repeated Miss Amabel Wallon. "I'm afraid all of my Wiehes have been gratified." Misa Walton looked dreamily at Hie gray old college buildings wear ing their ivy green mantles with dig nified submission to the passing years, and a tender anillo touched her soft lips. "There Is *?no unfulfilled wish that haunta my hours," she admitted at last. "1 knew it," triumphed Stella, "Do you mind telling us about it?" asked Marlon. "It in such a slmpln wish that you will wonder why I havo not grati fied it-I nm dying to wear pink a soft rosy pink gown-there, am I not perfectly idiotic?" The little tencher of music at Fen ton college looked appealingly at tho sympathetic giriish faces of her fa vorite pupils. "Why don't you wear lt, then?" mar veled Stella Maynp. Miss Amabel Watson touched her beautiful snowy hair. "Because it would bo si) absurd-at my age. nut now ? Ic.nged to wear lt when I was a child! I lived with a malden aunt who looked upon pink ns a frivolous color and so it was banned from my wardrobe. I've worn black and white and blue and brown and lavender, but never n blt of pink-and th?re ls my ungratified wiBh!" Miss Walton's soft blue eyes were very bright when she finished and there were two pink spots in her un wrinkled cheeks. With ho, snow white bair she was beautiful and the hair which might have added weight to her years, also lent a freshness and bloom of a youth which waa not very distant, "But that is no reason why you rhould not wear pink now, dear Misa Walton," insisted Marion Reeves. Do. please!" "And you look very, very young in deed. Won't you wear a pink frock to the October reception?" "Miss Walton hesitated. "1 munt have a new frock," she admitted. "Do lot us go to town with you and select it,"urgod tho girls, and at last Amabel Walton consented. The night o' the October reception Amabel regarded her reflection in the mirror with mingled distrust and de light. In this delicate pink creation she looked a slender, girlish figure-like one of those DreBdon china bits on her mantelpiece. There was a murmur of surprise In tho room when Amabel entered with Stella nnd Marlon. Mademoiselle Drouet, tho French teacher, elevated her sandy eyebrows and whispered Ironically to Professor Hanford. FrofcFBor Hanford frowned, .and his eyes followed Amabel's pink-clad form with 5-ch a mixture of admira tion and wistfulness in their depths that mademoiselle turned quite yellow with Jealousy. She swept away, and Professor Hanford, glad of his release, wandered aimlessly around until ho came upo. .innhol sitting alone In the deep bay window, a roll of music in her hand nnd her brown eyes shining with unshod tears. Tho professor looked down at her with Infinite tenderness in his eyes. "You-you are distressed?" he asked, shyly. The tears fell. "I am foolish," quiv ered Amabel. "I have worn this ridi culous frock-" "Ridiculous!" interrupted the pro fessor. "It ls charming. I am won dering why you do not wear it al ways." "I nm too old to wear pink!" sighed Miss Walton, without coquetry. "A woman ls never too old to wear what ia so infinitely becoming," pro tested the Greek instructor eagerly. "It ls a pity that more women do not understand the art of dressing be comingly. Now, pink-pink la my fa vorite color. Something in his tone made Ama bol blush. "It ls mine, too," she Bald hurriedly. and then she went on and told h'm the pathetic little story of her drab colored childhood. When she had finished he nodded his head aagely. "Ton are qalte right to wear it, and I predlot Ojat it-will always be charming upon you-lt la the color of hope and youth. Misa Wal ton, and even to a dry old bachelor Uko myself lt seems to .brighten a rather dull future; lt emboldens me to tell you a secret-about myself-and 'my love-for you!" ' When Marlon Reeves came to And her accompanist, there waa no mis taking tho situation. The quiet-eyed girl read lt in the faces of Amabel and the professor, and a charming smile broke the aweat gravity ot har face. "Can you apara her to play for me. Professor Hanford?" abe naked. "For only a little while." admitted the happy mart, aa ho relinquished Amabel's trembling little hatti. Tou ahall be the first to hear t!*e good newa of our engageront-and I would never have found courage to ask her If it had not been for the pretty rose colored frock!" ' Blessed be pink!" laughed Merlon, and as she went away with her ann around Amabel Walton she smiled ever her ahoulder at the man. "I ats going to sing Hoses, Roses Everywhere.' and I sm going to sing U for Inst you two! This is a group of tho passengers who nilled on the White Star liner ('ynu_U:__froni_Xew York. Friday, ? Relief Worl London, May 20.-Tho warchomtcs >f tho American commission f<>r thc relier of Uolglum al Rotterdam and various provincial centers are at last iUfflciontly well stocked so that the commission cnn staii'l the shock or Interruptions in thc receipt of sup plies without routing timi the Belgians .viii starve over night. One of the hardest problems with which the commission had to deal, was the Tact that belligerent nations refused to permit the purchase with in their boundaries of foodstuffs for he lielgian sufferers, ii was conse quently necessary to obtain all the 'ood oversea!,. It was found that if purchases were made in the primary :cntei.; and tho most economical transport undertaken, lt was neces. mry to have In transit at all times 'tiree months' food supply. The com mission, therefore, managed to bor row $lo,ooo,0?n teuren ?pon the goods tn trant lt an?? mo members of 'he commission pledged ficir pcrson il credit for the further communes 'o bring up tho stock of goods in transit as high sometimes as $20,000, ?00. In tile carly days the commis sion would have to send canal boats 'irst to one nart of ltelglum and then to another where th" supplies were within less than twerfty-fou: hours of. .xhaustlon. At first the commission endeavored '.o distribute thc actual gift food con signed to them, to the actually desti tute persons. Within a week they found In enormous amount of difficul ty and confusion nrising out of this Ar rangement because lt would be nec essary to divide a cargo of gift flour, 'or instunce. over ?.OOO communes in Keldun!, and at tho same time to ship parallel witli it a large quantity or food stuffs. consigtHtig them for thc purposes of sale fOfrthoso who could lay. This meant a duplication of thc intlrc transport organization and . in fart was quite impossible because he ?ift cargo was sufficient in size to iistrtbute over 3,000 communes; and '.ho next tiling the commission found was that it was borrowing from the gift cargoes and was loaning food rom the sales department to tho bc lovolent department. Tho dlrcctvbus '.ness minds of the managers untied 'his knot by a very simple device, hy Which they sold all of thc gift food from thc benevolent department to the provisioning department. Tho bencvUtent department Instead or hav ing foodstuffs, thus had cash la hand. This tliey proceeded to distribute by weekly subventions to tho communes, ind Hie communal authorities with this money purchase^,, their mitred Imports from the sale:; department. Thc result was an enormous simpli fication in th ework and an actual sain In efficiency, as the communes were then able to buy precisely what they required for each inlvidunl and local institution. It ls o? some Interest to follow thc' actual course of a cargo Of foodstuffs thrugh thu commission. Take the Passengers Who Sailed o week after thc slaughter of more than 1,000 passengers nf the Cunard liner Lusitania. They nailed, in spite of tho advertisements hy the c In Belgium case of Argentine wheat. One of tho largest firms of grain buyers in tho Argentine undertook to make pur chases on behalf of thc commission without profit to themselves. Thin grain would be purchased in one of tho central Argentine provinces, transported to Rue?os Aires, and a freight paid on it, tess than the usual rates by virtues of arrangements by the commission with the railway com panies ut Buenos Aires. A cargo would bo taken up hy one of tho regu lar steamers of the commission, in asmuch as the commission lind ne gotiated an arrangement with all of the belligerent governments that ? hips flying tho commission's flag would bo Immune from attack at nea, they were able to charter ships and obtain rates at loss than normal. This cargo, in duo time arrived at Rotter dam and was there, discharged into lighters which are under time charter to the commission. Those lighters are towed down the canals from rot terdam Into Belgium and discharged into ono of the five milling centers in Belgium. The flour mills in those flvo cities arc operated on behalf of tho commission, whereby the com mission pgrces to pay for the labor and actual cost of operation. Tho Wheat is milled into 80 per cent flour and 20 per cont brand and tho bran ia sold to the municipal dairies, .to feed the cattle and thereby maintain tho cycle of milk supply for the baby canteens. Thc flour is again loaded Into lighters and is distributed into provincial warehouses of thc commis sion. From the&e warehouses it is again distributee into 'arrondisse neht warehouses.' The communal au.hor Itles come to the arrondissement ware houses for their supplies. Tho com munes pay in cash to thc arrondisse ment managers thc stipulated prlco of flour, and hating removed it to thc communal warehouses there begins one of tho most interesting pheno mena in the detailed measures taken to secure absolute economy, and jus tice in the method of distribution, In thc cake of flour, i i tho first Instance, tho Joint organizations required thc commune? to secure from all of the bakers a complete Hst of their cus tomers. These lists were compared with Wie communal record and a de finite number of pensons are assigned to each baker for him to supply with broad. Thc baker 1B put in bond to supply ?2.") grammes of good bread made from no other material than that of thc commission-(inborder to prevent adulteration) dally to each adult customer, and at a price flied by the commission. For thiB purpose he recei'-^d* daily from the 'communal warehouse 250 grammes of flour .per idult. The commune? sell thc flour to the baker at tho same prlco which t,hey pay" for it. The baker is com pelled to Boll the bread to hin cus tomers, for the same price that ho paya for the flour, but, Inasmuch, as bre>d' made from 250 grammes of flour in creases to ?25 grammes ot bread, by n Liner Despite Sinking of Clonnan embassy at Washington that thc trip was dangerous. There waa high toneion on the vessel before she left her pier, but virtue of thc water incorporated in baking, the baker thus obtains a small margin of profit with which to pay his workmen. Any contraven tion by the baker of the minute rule set down means tho punishment of having lils list of customers assigned to some competitor. The same system applies to thc handling of other materials. On thc '>encvolent side, those who cannot af ford to buy their bread from the bak er or their groceries from tlurgrocer, apply to tlie communal authorities, andi on investigation, arc given tickets on tho communal store. These tick ets eua!* a certain ration per head in eacli family per dism: The communal store is docked -.vitli foodstuffs nartly imported and a3 stated above, partly purchased locally bv the communes from tho cash partially supplied to them by the communes.- In addition to the handling bf the imported food supplies tho commission now handles a considerable amount of internal food produce, as it has been necessary to buy potatoes In some portions of Bel gium and send them to other parts aside from tho very largo quantity ol potatoes now being Imported. The commission recently purchased ?.000 tons of coffeo from the stores com mandeered at Antwcjp and has re-sold this throughtout the country. TOWXVILLK On Saturday evening from 5:00 to 8:00. Miss Fannie ?royles, teacher of thc 7th and xth grades In tho high school here, entertained in honor of' these two grades at lier pretty home east of town. Sile was asHlsted In tho entertaining by Misses Carrie Stewart, Marie Caine sand Nell Kellet Dollcious puv !. waa nerved on the ?....randi by Miss WUhomina Broylcs. To contests were held, a penny con tent and telegram contest. Miss Olive Dob^'.ir, and Mr. Pr>ul Smith were tho winners in tho first and Miss Janet Bolt and Johnnie Iintcher in thc second. The prizes, a box of stationery and box of candy were pre sented by Miss Marie dalnes. After the contests thc guests were ushered Into the dining room whore a delightful sweet course was^scrved. Tho table was artistically decorated willi sweet peas. Dainty souvenirs wore pinned on hy Misses Olive Dob bins and Josephine Whitefield. Music waa furnished throughout the evening by several young ladies present. 1 This was one of the most enjoyable occasions given hcrc recently. Evory ono present seemed to enter whole heartedly into the merriment. Those present were: Misses Carrie Stewart. Marie Gaines. Noll Kellet, Janet Bolt. Annie Earle, Macy Gaines. Mamie Fant. Ailinn Nicholson. Ruby Grubbfl. Olive Dobbins, Sara Routh, Josephine Whitefield, .Marie Wool bright, Fannie and WUhcralna Broylcs; Mossrn. Paul Smith, Joe Thrasher, Max Hunt, Matvin Brown, Kyra-and Guy Woolbrighv Hoyt ?rid Thurston Whitefield, Vltgtl and'Ed ward Tedbetter, . Harvy , Hanks, Charles , Snipes, Ithamer Galloway. James Price'and Oils Bolt. Lusitania. ono of the passengers seemed to mr that German submarines? would opeat the exploit of the untereea ote which sank the Lusitania. MARKETS L QIIO'?ATJOKS drain and deeds. Sar corn, per bushel ....90c to $1.00 .lixcd peas..$1.60 to fl.60 }ane seed, per bushel.$1.2.5 Soy beans, per bushel.'...$2.50 California black eye peas, per bushel.$2.75 io $3.00 ?warf Essex Rape, per pound. . .15c Seed Cotton, 'loveland, per bushel.. . ,75o to $1.08 kinks, y?i bushel .. . .$1.00 to $1.25 Toole, per bushol.75c io $1.00 ititcllells Prolific, per bushel.. $1.60 ['exao Riordan, perVbu. $1.00 to $1.25 'ulpepper, per bushel.. .. ..$1.00 Poultry. lens, each..;.' ..35c to 60c briers, each.80c to 46a Freah'Meats, borkers dressed, per lb. 12c to 12 l-2c logs dressod, per lb.Ile >Iutton dressed, per lb. 10e to ll l-2c Lire Stock, ?eef cattle, per lb ...... 4 to 4 l-2o .'cal calf, per lb.. .4 to 5 l:fc?i logs, per lb.: .8 to 0c Sheep, per lb......... 4 1-3 to 5 l-2c Provisions Vuintry bama, per lb. 15c to 17 1-Jc Cggs, per doa.. .17 M( lutter, per lb. 20 to 25c >wuet potatoes, per bu. ..$1.00 to $1,10 Turnips, pur bu.. . .?Oe to 85c Turnip Greens, per bu... COc to 75o Spring onions, per bunch 3c to 3 l-2c COTTON ?ocal Cotton. ... ... ... .'9c mm New York-Market?. .. Open high low close tay...9.?2 9:39. 9rl* 9,30 uly., ..9 41 9.58 9\40' 9.68 let.. ,.9.77 9.94 9.76 9.94 )ec... . ..9.98 10.18 9.98 10.18 Spots 9.55. Liverpool Cotton. Open Close l?ay-Juno.-.6.11 5.17 uly-Aug.....5.23 5.28 tet-Nor;.;. ..6.47 6.51 Spots 5.27. Sales 7,000. FjBcelpts 12,000. New York, May 20 -Moderate Wall treet buying proved sufficient to send .rices cotton market hore today from 0 to Hi points above yCBterdar'i losing price's, but general business re - nalnou quiet. Market was dull right ift?r- midday, although prices held vltTiln a point, or lWo of the heat. Probably. Col. Roosevelt-will be a Ittlp dlsapr?qini;c4.'wheh;It'a all over, f the jury, doesn't vise as on'? man ind chief's him wildly ' for J dhe hour nd ,29 minutes by - the clock:-Ohio Itato Journal. " ?. V . ? 'v '. i.S- ' -._ ly- ? '. This is ? photograph of the Guff Refining Company tanker, Gulf light, off the St Uly Inlands, just aft<v sh? was torpedoed by a Gertnan sr* .narine. May 1. The trnuhlf^ which has arisen between Germany-; and tho Tugs Picking Up Gulfligh United Sutes, causing Pr?sident Wil iloo to ?end his note to the kaiser, was brought about largely by thp at tach on this Amor..v.a vessel. Th? i fJuHltght. which ls how In St. Mary,'s i whore she will bo repaired.-is owno<\ by. tho Quit Refining company or it Just After She Was To Pittsburgh.. Thia ls the largest inde pendent oil refining company in tho world, controlled by tho Mellon in terests in Pittsburgh. President .Wil son hes asked reparation for the loss nf the vessel nnd for tho lives of | three moa lost when she '.v/as t\t rpedoed. " ! i .. ? '-"--wm & m " ?> jj ?, . ' . ,.-'[ tacked. Capta** Gunter ?died of shock Charles C. "fchort. thc wireless operator, whc?* hone was in Chicago, and Eugene Capanota of Port Ar? thur. Texas, war? drown sd before they could be reneued by British?? patrol boals.