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I Treasurer's Notice.
. Tho County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of Oct, 1910 to
the l5th day of March 1911, inclusive.
A penalty of one per cent will be
added to all unpaid taxes after the 1st
day of Janpary to the 31st of January
-19il, of two per cent, from the 1st day
of February to the last day of Februa
ry 1911 and penalty of five per cent
from the nrsc day of March to the loth
. day of March 1911.
The tax levies tor the year 1910 are j
fts follows :
For S':ate purposes 52 mills.
" Ordinary County 4J
" (Dons. School tax 3
" Special County tax 1?
Bacon S. D? Special 2
Edgefield S. D. 2
Long Cane S.D. 3
" Liberty Hill S. D. 3
" Johnston S. D. 3
" Collier S. D. 3
" Flat Rock S. D. ' 3
'* Prescott S. D. .3
*.' Plum Branch S. D. No.' 1 3
" White Town S. D. 3
. " Parksville S. D. 3
" Washington S. D. 2
?* R. R. Bonds Wise T's,p 1*
S R. R. Bonds Bickens 3
" R. R. Bonds Johnston 3
" R. R. Bonds Pine Grove 14
*' R.R. Bonds Blocker 14
" " Bondi Town Edgefield ?
" School Bonds , " 1
Town of Edgefield
" Corporation Purposes 9
All male citizens between the ages j
of 21 years and 60 years except those
exempt by law /are liable to a poll tax
of one dollar each. A capitation tax
of 50 cents each is to be paid on all
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 50
years must pay a '$2 commutation tax
or work six days on the public roads.
As this ia optional with the individual,
no commutation tax is included in the j
property tax. So ask for road tax re
' ire to pay road t~
Co. Treas. E. C.
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'\ EDGEFIELD, S C.
State and County Depository
J, C. j3BE??PARl>, W. WV ApAMSf I
J. H. BOUKNIGHT, T. H. RAINSFOB, I
J, M. COBB, . B. E. NICHOLSON
A. S. TOMPKINS, C. C. FULLER
W. E. PRESCOTT.
J. C^SlfEPPAKI)," Jfresieient.
W. W. .ADAMS. vice-President.
E. J. MTMS, Cashier.
J. H. ALLEN, Ass't Cashier.
Pays interest on deposits by
Money to loan on liberal terms
Prompt and polite attention?to |
YOUR Account Solicited
V. A. HEMSTREET & BRO.
CHEAP ABD HIGH GRADE GUNS
v REVOLVERS, AND SUPPLIES
I REPAIRS CORRECTLY DONF
655 Broad St. Below Ga. R. I!. Bank
Gleaninff and Pressing
I respctfti?ly notify the Edge
field public that I have moved my
dying, cleaning and pressing room
to the ground floor of the Corner
Store's annex, and solicit a contin
uance of your patronage. We guar
antee satisfaction on every piece of
work we send.out.
-NEW BARBER SHOP.
I desire to notify the public that I
have opened a first-class barber shop
next door to the post-office. A very
skilled, courteous barber is in charge.
New furniture and equipment. Your
patronage is respectfully solicited.
M. W. HUDGENS.
I offer my services as surveyor to
the people of Edgefield county. All
work carefully and satisfactorily
done. Rates reasonable.
J. H. Oantelou,
I have my gasoline engine now
installed and am prepared to do all
grinding. Thanking my friends and
patrons, for waiting so patiently on
W. R. Parks.
VksviLe, S. C.
The Assembly of Notables.
The assembly bf the notables at Ver
sailles, Nov. 5, 1788, will ever stand
as one of the great landmarks In ha
man progress, cot on account of itself,
but in cor seuenee of what it led to.
Louis XVL, being in great financial
straits, had already called together the
big men of his realm, but it ls with
this second meeting of the great ones
that history will ever be the most pro
foundly concerned. The "notables,'
made up of the nobility and aristoc
racy of the realm, listened to their own
voices and displayed their gold lace
and vanity for something over a
month and adjourned without doing
anything either for th? king, or the peo
ple. Disgusted with the stupidity and
indifference of the notables, Louis con
voked the B ta tes general, which was
composed of representatives of the no
bility, clergy and third estate, or plain
people. Maddened by the contemptu
ous treatment they received at the
hands of nobles, the delegates of the
third estate organized themselves into
the national assembly, which in turn
organized the revolution.-New York
, John Bright and the Carpet
A"Characteristic story of John Bright
is told, by Mrs. T. P. O'Connor in her
book, "I Myself." He was at dinner
one night with an M. P. whose wife
by no means shared her husband's
democratic sentiments. John Bright
was sitting near his hostess, and she
was rather annoyed at having him
among her smart guests and thought
to give him a direct snub, so she said
during a pause in the conversation:
"Mr. Bright this rug, I understand,
was made by you, and I am very dis
satisfied with lt I have only had it
a short time, and it ls very shabby and
badly made." >
"Is it?" said Mr. Bright getting np
deliberately from the table and taking
a silver' candelabrum, which he p'ut
down upon the floor, and, getting upon
his knees, closely examined the car
pet 'Ton are quite right," he said,
blithely getting up; "it is a "had car
pet and I will order my firm to send
you another in its place." . And then
he calmly resumed his political con
versation, and the dinner went on.
The Curious Electric Eel.
The electric eel, which ls common in
the streams of Brazil, is possessed of
a natural electric battery-a tremen
dous one. Beneath the skin are two
pairs of peculiar little bodies passing
longitudinally along the muscles and
near the tail. One pair ls next to the
back and the other near the lower fin.
These bodies are made up of a great
number of little cells, two or three hun
dred of them, and plentifully supplied
with nerves. Examination of one of
these electrical organs has shown that
in action lt is very much like a gal
vanic battery, with the anterior ex
tremely positive, the posterior* nega
tive and the current only discharged
at the point of contact with an object
This has been proved to be so power
ful when complete that chemical com
pounds are decomposed by it and steel
Tho Roman Forum.
The Forum was originally a market
place and only by decrees became the
center of Roman civic. and political
life. About B. C. 470 it became the
place of assembly of the people in
.their tribes and was gradually adorn
ed-with temples and other prent pub
lic buildings. The Roman Forum-the
Acropolis at Athens alone excepted
ls perhaps the mo?t thrillingly inter
esting sppt an earth to such as know
and appreciate the teachings of his
tory. From ihe Forum came the au
gust laws which governed the then
known world for more than a thou
The season will soon
The Oliver Chill Plows,
; tis si
To our Edgefield I
Our fall stock is now ready for yot
our buyer, by searching among the j
prices, so notwithstanding the high p
serve you to the best pbssible advanfc
dress good's. Drop in to seo.
NOTIONS: Oar notion department
CLOTHING: The especia: attentioi
from the best manufacturen).
MILLINERY : Foll stock of the la
LADIES DEPARTMENT: In ski
We give our Edgefieid friends a spi
you money cn every dollar you spend
We repair automobiles, motorcycles, gasol
lng machines, lawn mowers, find all sm&
scissors sharpened. Agency for the reliable
W.S. G. HE A'
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A ^Primitivo" Painter.
Henri Rousseau, a man who used to
hold a minor government position in.
France, was for a. quarter of a cen
tury the joke of artists and art students
In Paris. For years In the Independ
ent salon he showed daubs which
had not the most distant kinship with
art. Some of his "famous" pictures
were a "Lady, on a Sofa In a Jungle,"
a "Tiger In a Jungle," a "Nigger In a
Jungle." He affected "jungles, which
consisted of innumerable parallel green
lines to represent grass; the tiger was
a painted wooden toy; the lady looked
as If she had come out of a Noah's
ark. The unfortunate Rousseau went,
on exhibiting the same sort of work
every year, and the painful thing was
that he gradually became a celebrity.
Sinister humorists told him he had
genius, and he took himself quite se
riously. "I am a' real primitive," he
would say. Some practical jokers even
went the length of buying his pictures.
In Honor Bound. ~*
' "Here's 25 cents," said a tramp to ?
bartender in New York. "I want to
pay it to you fer that free lunch, and
then you can throw in five glasses of
, "Twenty-five cents will buy the
beer," answered the bartender. "The
lunch ls free, you know."
. "I don't want It that way," the
tramp insisted "I want ter pay a
quarter fer the lunch and get the beer
"It's all the same price either way."
the barman explained. "What differ
ence can it make?" *
"Ifs a matter o' personal honor, slr,"
was the tramp's reply. "I promised
the old lady wot give me the quarter
that I'd spend lt fer something to eat!
Pat-I say, Mick, I'm very hard up.
Can you lind me the loan of a pound?
Mick-Sure, Pat, to tell yer the
thruth, I haven't a bob on me., Every
penny I get I give to my poor old
Pat-Be Jabers, Mick, I've just been
talking to yer mother, and she tells
me ye never give her a farthing.
Mick-Oh,~well, Pat, if I don't give
my poor old mother a farthing, what
sort of a chance have you got of get
ting any?-London Mail.
An Inquisitive Scot,
Scotchmen are fond of an argument
and delight to find flaws In an oppo
nent's logic. Two blacksmiths were
once conversing as to which was the
first trade in the world One insisted
that lt must have been gardening rind
quoted from Genesis, "Adam was put
Into the garden of Eden to dress it
and keep lt" "Aye, John," retorted
the other, who had stood up for his
own trade, "but wha made the
A Carlyle View.
Carlyle compared, the advance of the
world to the progress of some drunken
man who, reeling from one side of the
street to the other, slowly and at the
expense of much wasted effort finally
arrives at his destination.
Maud-Mr. Brownleigh tries to flirt
with every pretty girl he sees. Ethel-'
I've seen him try to flirt with you too.
Belle-And did you make her eat
ber own words? Beulah-Eat 'em? I
made her Fletcherlze 'em.-Yonkers
Unless you bear with the faults of a
friend you betray, your own.-Syrus.
be here to use two
5. We have
Iso the Cole grain drill
how them to you.
tr inspection. While in New York
obbers, purchased many things at old
ince of cotton we are in position to
|pj. We are showing a complete
'Km)? **ne ?* nobby dry goods from
* staple domestics to fancy
: was never better supplied,
i of the men is invited to our clothing
test styles of millinery goods at low
irts, waists and Tailor-made suits we
sciai invitation to call. We can save
Bee Hive ff
lene engines, bicycles, guns, pistols, sew
ll farm machinery. Lawn mowers and
M. M. MOTORCYCLE.
HEXT DOOK TO POvSTOFFICF
Parksville, 5. C.
I ILL inaugurate a price killing sale beginning December
15th. We have the largest and most complete line of
general merchandise between Greenwood and Augusta,all
New Stock. No catch penny or salvage
sale scheme, but we expecf for 15 days to
to give our friends and patrons the advantage of a sweeping cut
in price on all lines. We carry a complete line of
GROCERIES, HARDWARE, DRY
GOODS, SHOES, CLOTHING, HATS,
FURNITURE AND DRUGS.
In fact everything in an up-to-date general store. The price
will be cut on all lines
Better cometo Parksville, visit the Parodo Company's two big
stores and do your shopping.
Highest prices paid for cotton and cotton seed and all country
produce. It will pay you to call on tis.
PARKSVILE, S. C.
A Ch ?simas or
Whether you need a buggy, furniture, household furnishings, Christmas or wedding present, we invite yon
-to call. We are ready for the buying public/with every department well filled.
We have handsome suits, dining chairs, china closets, dining tables, beautiful rockers in oak and Mahogany.
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J In china, we have full dinner sets or can sell you a single. See our beau
+tiful 10 piece toilet sets. They are being greatly admirod. Ia silverware,
*our new and beautiful designs will please the most fastidious and exacting
^buyer. We have never been better equipped in this department. Have you
*seen our cut glass?
ihecieifn; are new and our prices
mn ch lev ti than the city stores. Large
assortment of rugs and art squares.
Nothing will make a more suitable
Christmas present. Beautiful assort
ment of sterling silver and solid gold
jewelry; stock just replenished for the
holiday trade. A full assortment of
Violins, Guitars, Mandolins, Banjos, etc.
We extend a,cor dial invitation to the people of the town and county to call and in
inspect our large stock
Ramsey & Jones