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I J; Three | ^ I' f By SAIDEE E. BALCOM <;|! (Copyright, 1919, by the Western Newspeper Union.) ? There were three suitors for the hand of pretty Mina Dale, at least j hat number of young men resident at | Vooster or its vicinity who called reg- j ularly upon her once a week. I R'T reckon Mina has her pick of a ! -"ery fair bunch," observed her sen- ! :ible homespun father to his neighbor, j a .y, 'They are all likely young fellows, and j .'t would be a pretty particular girl ^ who couldn't be suited with some of he crowd." "Which one do you favor?" was j iropounded. "That's not for me to say," replied Mr. "Dale. "I've always followed the principle with my children that when * i hey get ready to leave the home nest % I won't interfere, and I won't begin jf with our youngest. Of course Val Worden is the best off of the group, gfe' 31s father left him a neat little farm. ? Then young Ned Bradley is getting a good salary at the Empire plant. j ?- "And that Vernon fellow?" ^ 5 John Dale shook his head dubious- j 2y. "Tell you," he answered, "Bert Vernon Is a fine young man. He's smarter thap the others, and sort of nore refined, but he's barely started g n the law, and all his prospects are * * ? Tf > way ahead. Between you ana me, :uma avors him, I think. He writes poetry talks it, and gets it into the minds J . t the girls he knows until they're all sentiment Well, I've got my own af V ''airs to lo6k after,' and I must let OL. ?fina attend to hers. You know the j ';ig case brought against me by Seth ?3Sg "lover is about ready for court" "Yes, I have heard it comes up next week. Think you're going to win it?" J^Vernon says so. He says it all dev pends on a possible flaw in the Dover ? claim. It's pretty- hard to think I may T^se every foot of land I've toiled so hard to get just because my father forIS: got- to record a release deed 20 years mm ago. Hain't I paid the taxes and v ~ been in possession all these years? Don't Dover know he is leaning on a measly pettifogging trick to <iispos...Jv sew me? Well, I'm trusting to the r smartness of young Yernon to keep possession of my land, and I -lew he will do his best for me. The Irafe other side is trying to get a delay." Each one of the three young men i 'named was well known and liked in %?lccanmunity. Yal Worden was a ? rg and handsome, with muscles of; on _ fearless and conlidcnr-bcM- . g. When he cti'mc co see y .'-s h aifcod ten iniles. ' . reckon better gcr a ncdomo-< tor and keep track of the odd thousand, miles I've got to tramp to even give Mina a hint of how much I like Ipjo-ar" he told Bradley, with whom and Yernon he was on the very best terms, | although tacitly they were rivals. Well, I don't see much chance for : jyself," acknowledged Ned. "Fact Is, & Es?c?i Ttro Hnn't stand much show with .! * ai, nv v.? v Vernon in the field. I can't help adirdring him. He is certainly as smart 4$ they mate them." "He's a fine fellow and a genuine friend," declared Worden, "and the V ;?-3st man wins!" Val was welcomed on Saturday eve. r.ings, and made It a point to pitch In ; and help in the heavy work about the j Dale place. He no more minded the i / J long tramp his coming involved than "i ^ were a professional sprinter. 1#Bradley, who was a natural-born meeranlc*. won the old farmer's good will by deftly putting his harvester J , t. and other vehicles In order. Vernon, j oetside ol dividing his fund of informa- J tion with the family, did all the hard ; as for the children. Worden all feet, Bradley all hands, y f V-rnon all brains," was the terse way ? ir which Mina's sister expressed her ! 1 esimate of the three suitors. One Saturday afternoon Vernon was in his office when Worden, who Happened to In town for his regular call on ,lr Mina, dropped in and shortly after-j ward Bradley followed suit. They were j chatting famillarlv when Yemenis i f;} Only the Most Modern Mi My Frank: iay terms will be one-half ca pleted. No, I won't credit y< another of the little reasons wl z : o credit losses. You pay for ; - lake up c edit losses on othe ucted strictly on a business b< v'ith the utmost courtesy. UMAlllil H The CROWN and ll 1615 Main Street, 3 hone 2149 Over Lev< , chri nto their presence, pale, j and excited. "Oh, Mr. Vernon," he panted, "Seth j : Dover is in town and he's wild with j J drink, and he's bragging that he'll fix ! Mr. Dale so he'll make him postpone the case Monday till he can get some i more witnesses he needs. He's got ; a crowd of rowdies with hirn?" j "I'll see that Mr. Dale is kept safe out of that ruffian's way," announced ! Worden, and made a bolt for the door, i never doubting that he could outdistance the rioters. ! "And I'll have no boisterous hoodi iums alarming Minn," said Bradley 1 stanchlv, and started out to intercept ' the enemy. I Vernon's share was to perfect the ease so near to a hearing. He was glad when he learned .'hat the nimble feet had conveyed a warning In time to Mr. Dale, and that Bradley with! his deft hands had met and beaten back the disorderly crowd. He was 1 gladder still as with a sense of rare confidence he went over the case he was working on. He felt sure he would succeed. Which he did, and he saved Mr. Dale his property. And Mina, right in the court foom, crying with joy threw her arms-'around his neck and kissed him. "That settles it,"1 observed Worden, "and he deserves her."' "And she surbly w>ll be very happy," added Bradley, "and what more can you and I ask?" ? > PICTURE SHOW TO BE IN AUGURATED AT BATESBURG (Special to The Dispatch-News.) Batesburg, Sept. 23.?An up to date moving picture show is the latest en terpnse to ne launcneu m Diiiwuuio. i J. C. Dreher. of Columbia has purchased a complete outfit and proposes to open a house of amusement about November 1. A substantial brick building is in course, of construction to house the theater. ? o o CHARTER OAK FA'aR TO BE HELD OCT. 8. The first annual community fair under the auspices of the ladies School Improvement League of Charter Oak, will be held at Charter Oak j school ho?^e on Wednesday, Oct. 8. \ There will be addresses fo?" the occa-I sion and a barbecue dinner, the ladies will serve refreshments. Everybody is cordially invited to come and" spend a pleasant day. You are always welcome at Charter Oak. MIMS-SOX. Mis Eloise Mims and Mr. Julian Sox were happily married on last Wedevening, the Rev. C. J. Sex leiating. Both of the young people are popular among their friends and ;v v h:.ve been the recipients of many enrty flicitations. \ 0 ? 9 Banish T. B. by Ballot. "Election Clay County favors tuberculosis eradication." The foregoing telegram, received September 5 by the United States Department of Agriculture, marks the favorable result of a referendum vo?e in Clay County, Miss., the first ever polled in th<> United States on the subject of controlling bovine tuberculosis. The farmers, "ockmen, and citizens of that area '--ad petitioned the county commisisonc - to hold a special election to decide whether tuberculosis-eradication work should be undertaken and made cumpulsory. As a result of the favorable '"ote tuberculosis eradication and the county-wide testing of cattle will be undertaken immediately Although, according to department records, Clay County, Miss., ;s the first in the United States to ad.'>t tuberculosis-eradication work by the ballot. RHEUMAHSM. For rheumatism lake DeWitt's i Rheumatic Pills. They will give you j prompt relief. Thousands of satisfied users. 50c and $1.00 bottles, i Harmon Drug Co. ethods Employed t n if jt _ J_ i f i m upen memoes Appeal Come to my office. I will examine your teeth without cnarge, show you just what i can be done, and tell you "what | it will cost. This examination j will not obligate you to have j me do your work, but should ; you decide to have me do it, ,sh, balance when work is com - j )u. I credit no one. This is iy my prices are low. I have your own work only, and not to sr patients. My office is conisis. Each patient is, treated II, Dentist. BRIDGE Specialist Columbia, S. C. &r's Shoe Store. Read What 17. S. Dept. of Agriculture j .Says About What Two Rats Can Do.. ! According to government figures, | two rats breeding continually for three ! vears produce .'i".9.7C9,4S2 individual i I rats. Ac t when you see the first rat, i don't wait. RAT-SNAP is the surest. cleanest, most convenient extermina- i tor. Xo mixing with ether foods. Drys j up alter killing?leaves no smell. Cats or dogs won't touch it. Sold and guaranteed by Harmon Drug ?'o. Bank No. 220 i STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE ^ I The Brookland Bank Located at New Brook iand, S. C, at the close of business, Sept. 12, 1919. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts $244,345 81 Overdrafts 442 01 Liberty Bondt owned by the Bank, " 10.000 00 Furniture and fixtures 2,500 00 Banking house 4,500 00 Due from banks and bankers.. 13.815 07 Currency 4.281 00 Silver and other minor coin.. 297 40 Checks and Cash items, 164 37 Advance for customers Liberty Bonds 17,000 00 Total 297,345 66 LIABILITIES: Capital stock paid in $ 30,000 00 Surplus fund 5,000 00 Undivided profits, less current expenses and taxes paid 8,228 91 Due to Banks and Bankers. 11,528 55 Dividends unpaid. 48 00 Indi'id'al deposits subject to check $104,424 28 Savings deposits. 77,848 63 Time certificates of deposit 20,285 76 Cashier's checks. 481 53 "203,040 20 Bills Payable, including certificates for mcney borrowd 39,500 00 Total $ 297,345 66 State of South Carolina ( County of Lexington \ ssBefore me came L. S. 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