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All persons owning' property of any
kind whatsoever, or in any capacity,
as husband, guardian, executor, ad
ministrator or trustees are required to
. make returns of the same to the Audi
tor under oath within the time men
tioned below and the Auditor is requir
ed by law to add a penalty of 50 per
?cent to all property that is not return
ed on or before the 20th day of Eebru
ary in any year.
All male citizens between the ages
?of'21 and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed taxable polls.
The 50 per cent penalty will be added
for failure to make returns.
For the convenience of tax payers, I
or my representative will be at the
following appointed places on the dates
mentioned to receive tax returns:
Roper's, Wednesday Jan. 15.
Meriwether, Thursday Jan. 16.
Collier, Friday Jan. 17.
Red Hill. Saturday Jan. 18.
Clark's Hill Monday Jan. 20.
Modoc, Tuesday Jan. 21.
Parksville, Wednesday Jan. 22.
Plum Branch, Thursday Jan. 23.
Morgan's Store, Friday Jan. 24.
Liberty Hill, Saturday Jan. 25.
Cleora, Monday Jan. 27.
Pleasant Lane, Tuesday Jan. 28.
Meeting Street, Wednesday Jan. 29.
Johnston, Thursday Jan. 30.
Herin's Store, Friday Jan. 31.
Trenton, Saturday Feb. 1.
The office will be open to receive re
turns from the first day of January till
the 20th day of February as prescribed
J. R. HlMMERMAN,
Auditor, E. C. S. C.
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1912, to
the 15th day of March, 1913.
All taxes shall be due and payable be
tween the 15th day of October, 1912,
and December 31st, 1912.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1912, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add a
penalty of one per cent for January,
and if taxes are not paid on or before
Fabruary 1st, 1913, the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent, and
five per cent from 1st of March to the
15th of March. After which time all
unpaid taxes will be collected by the
The cav levies for the year 1912 are
For Stat?: mrposes 5 3-4 mills.
M Ordi .iary County 41-2 "
" Cons. School tax 3 44
" Special County tax 2 3-4 "
" Bacon S. D, Special 2 44
" Edgeiield S. D. 2 44
44 Long Cane S. D.' 3 4'
44 Libertv Hill S. D. 3 44
" Johnston S. D. 5 44
44 Collier S. D. 3 44
44 Flat Rock S. D 4 44
44 Prescott S. D. 3 44
"PIumBmnch S. D. No 1 5 "
44 White To vn S D 3 A
44 Trenton SD 2 44
.4 Ward SD. 2 44
"? Moss SD 3 "
. Parksville SD 3 44
44 Washington SD '2 44
44 Oak Grove 3 D 3 44
" Red Hill S D 2 1-2 "
'* Shaw 2 44
44 R R Bonds Wise T's'p 11-4 44
44 R R Bonds Pickens 3 44
44 R R Bonds Ju inston 3 "
" R R Bonds Pine Grove 12 "
44 RR Bonds Blocker 12 44
4 4 4 i Bonds Town Edgefield 1-2 "
44 School Bonds 1 44
44 Town of Edgefield T
/ Corporation Purposes 10 44
All male citizens between the ages of
21 years and 60 years except those ex
empt 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 dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2.00 commutation tax
or work six days on the public roads.
As this is optional with the individual,
no commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to r ay road tax.
James T. Mims,
Co. Treas. E. C.
Go to see
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"HOLY OF HOLIES"
OUT OF FASHION
THE "Holy of Holies" bas gone
out of fashion. There are no
longer any sanctities which the
world is bound to respect.
From the bed of birth to the bed of
earth, man's life-and even woman's
-is flt subject for "copy" for the
newspaper, the novelist and the col
le -e professor. It took all the" power
of the New York city police depart
ment to keep the photographers away
from the reunion of the Titanic sur
vivors with their loved ones. More
than one bridegroom haB proved his
prowess by smashing a newspaper
camera. In the bright lexicon .of to
day there is no such word as reserve.
That some of the great sentiments of
life may be held In reverent silence
is contrary to the present mode. It
may become the fashion for men to
advertise in the "personal" column
of the newspapers that they really
love their wives. Nothing nowadays
"goes without saying." So we have
Mothers' days, and everybody who
loves mother must wear a white car
nation in his buttonhole, to the shame
of the rest of us who do not.
If we are to have a celebration and
a society for every virtue, we shall
have no time for the exercise of these
virtues, but must give ourselves to
the important business of keeping this
admirable machinery going. Obvi
ously, and Indisputably, if we have a
Mothers' day we must also have a Fa
thers' day, for dad pays the freight,
and makes possible the buying of flow
ers that adorn the holiday. Also he
fulfils various other useful functions,
although it Is not greatly the vogue to
talk about father. He Is merely back
Of course, and beyond question, if
we give mother and father their due,
we cannot go back on grandmother,
bless her heart! Perhaps If we hire
enough bands and adopt the right
floral emblem-the Wayfarer nomi
nates the chrysanthemum, as sym
bolizing at once the autumn of life
and the unostentatious character of
these special days-a Grandmothers'
day will help restore to us the race
of dear old women who we knew
when we were young, and who are
ever so much more desirable than
the numerous massaged, pompadour
ed, tailor-made, sophisticated, never
grow-old ladies who awe us now at
swagger restaurants and social func
And shall we not have a Big Sisters'
day? Her day seems long in coming,
and she toils and sacrifices for the
whole household. Especially would
the Wayfarer insist upon honoring
her. a little later on in her career, by
an Old Maids' day. This is really es
sential to any equitable adjustment of
the scheme of things. Some day aa
orator or essayist will win immortal
fame by setting forth in terms the
office and works of the Maiden Aunt,
the prop of dependent or selfish par
ents, and the slave and guide and
friend of the children of those par
ents. There ls a high seat in heaven
for the unhonored and uncommem
orated Old Maid Aunt. In passing, let
it be emphasized that there is to be
no honor shown the Old Bachelor; he
is deserving of no consideration what
soever. He is the saddest word of
tongue or pen.
' Resisting the temptation to extol
the glories of a Faithful Lovers' day
and a Husbands' day, and more par
ticularly of a Wives' day (for to merge
these into Mothers' day and Fathers'
day is to assume, modern fashion, that
the standpoint of the children Is
the Bupreme concern of matrimony),
the Wayfarer moves on to indicate
the high importance of founding cer
tain societies to commemorate the
cardinal virtues; since nowadays vir
tue seems not to be virtue unless it
wears a badge, possesses a diploma
and employs a press agent. The Way
farer is well aware that he is not a
pioneer in this project. It was but a
few days ago that the pastor of a
large church proposed in all serious
ness that he would like to give up his
charge and devote himself to estab
lishing a Society for the Promotion
of D?. mocracy. The dearth of associa
tions for the furtherance of the obvi
ous probably had appealed to his pro
gressive mind. So the Wayfarer has
conter.]plated the glorious future of a
Society of Men Who Do Not Beat
Their Wives; and of allied organiza
tions of Men Who Do Not Smoke, of
Devotees of Non-dancing, of the Vir
tuous Company of Gentlemen Who
Never Stay Out Late.
The crude, unsocial, old-fashioned
scheme cf private virtue, more care
fully veil d than a Moslem lady, has
persisted long enough, say we up-to
date folk. The world has struggled
along for several millenniums, cum
bering mei: and women with the bur
den of responsibility for the cardinal
moralities. Let us improve upon this
by giving every virtue its correspond
ing publicity. It pays to advertise.
Away with those hidden recesses in
human hearts! Out into the lime
light with the secret of holy places!
PLAYED WITH FIRE TOO LONG
Many Will "Understand the Feelings
That Must Have Inspired This
Los Angeles Man.
What chance ls there for mere man
when a woman who has declined mar
riage 106 times accepts it on the 107th
opportunity? Lots of men have gone
through life enjoying their liberty,
happily melancholy because the girl of
their choice refused to marry them.
Some have even proposed occasionally
just to keep alive the pleasant mel
ancholy and just to be able to con
gratulate themselves on their good for
That is what P. A. Mackie, of Loe
Angeles, did, but he tried ' once too
often and at last he was snared. Now
the coy object of his affections who so
long withstood his appeals ls suing for
Before Judge Monroe in the divorce
proceedings Mrs. Mackie declared that
in thirty-six days Mr. Mackie asked
her 106 times to marry him. When he
began the thirty-seventh day with the
6ame question she says she gave up
rather than listen longer to Mr.
Mackie's monotonous chorus.
Of course all men will realize that
Mr. Mackie only repeated the question
so frequently because he could not
believe his good fortune in being still
at liberty. >
Mrs. Mackie is asking for divorce,
because, she says, her husband is not
able to support her in the manner in
?which she was formerly able to live
when she was earning numerous simc
leons eradicating freckles.
FORCE OF FEMININE POLICE
Norwegian Women, With Official Posi
tion, Are Given Appropriate Duties
The appointment of another police
woman at Christiania now brings the
feminine police force in Norway up to
seven, three of whom are in Chris
tiania, two at Bergen, one In Stavan
ger, and one in Christiansand.
The special duty of the chief police
woman in Christiania, Sergeant Osen,
is to keep under surveillance girls
and women suspected of living im
moral lives and female beggars, while
her two colleagues interrogate women
tramps, and, if deserving, render them
help, look after the children and see
that they are kept off the street as
vendors and beggars.
The policewomen all perform occa
sional night duty arid patrol some of
the worst quarters of the city. With
the exception of the policewomen at
Christiansand, who wear a complete
official uniform, the women are
dressed in plain clothes, only wearing
green capes bearing a small medallion
stamped with the crown and lion of
Norway, to distinguish them from
Filipino Food Question.
In going through the Igorrote coun
try it was impossible to secure pack
ers who would accompany us more
than a few miles from their own vil
lage. Each hamlet seemed to have a
standing feud with those about lt.
Yet my companion and I were always
received with warm hospitality, in
vited to sleep in the straw huts and
to partake of food, says a writer in
the Christian Herald. The rice and
vegetables cooked by Igorrote women
were appetizing enough. Roast dog
was balked at. but even roasting dog
smells good to a hungry man. Hun
dreds of dogs are brought up from the
lowlands about Dagupan by Tagalog
venders and are Eold to the mountain
dwelling Igorrotes every year. Fat
dogs are at a discount; lean meat is
preferred. Fiftyvcents to $1.50 (Mexi
can currency) seemed the average
price for a dog, depending on size.
Only a few weeks ago the hotel men
of New York-a tribe who keep pret
ty close together through their asso
ciation-took a sort of census of the
business. They found in Manhattan
alono 225 hotels of fifty rooms or
more, with a grand total of 53,000
rooms. Which means, according to
tho usual rush business way of count
ing, that in a pinch the hotels of
Manhattan-the real hotels, not in
cluding little fellows, apartment
houses and such-could talco in and
give beds to 100.00 visitors. Pretty
careful studies show that the hotels
of the three greatest cities of Europe
could not together find accommoda
tion for so many people.
Men Hid in Food.
Adolph Neu of New York was a
greatly surprised man when ho saw a
young man rise out of a sauerkraut
barrel and give himself up to a police
man who had accompanied Neu inte
the cellar of his establishment. Neu's
astonishment was increased when he
found another man buried up to the
neck in his chow-chow caldron.
Policeman Walsh saw two young
men acting suspiciously in front of
Neu's pickle works. Suddenly they
disappeared. Walsh roused Neu and
they invaded tho cellar. It is sup
posed that they entered the cellar to
steal some pigeons-which Neu kept
Speed of a Rabbit.
A rabbit can travel at the rate of
fifty-five miles an hour. This was
proved here, when one o? the little ani
mals made that rate of speed for
half a mile in front of the motorcycle
of County Traffic Officer Emile Agraz,
who was chasing a speeder. As Agraz
overhauled the automobile he crowded
on a little more speed and this put
the rabbit out of the race. As the scared
animal turned out of the road he lost
his balance and turned turtle, rolling
up against a fence.-San Jose corres
pondence San Francisco Chronicle..
We can suppl;
wardrobe of me
boys with everj
needed for the
in worsteds, serge
sortment of ove:
and raincoats. ]
underwear of all
Full stock of sho
worK or dress.
Come in to see i
l?t us supply your
should be "nipped in the
bud", for if allowed to run
unchecked, serious results
may follow. Numerous
cases of consumption, pneu
monia, and other fatal dis
eases, can be traced back to
a cold. At the first sign of a
cold, protect yourself by
thoroughly cleansing your
system with a few doses of
the old reliable, vegetable
Mr. Chas. A. Ragland, o<
Madison Heights, Va., says:
"I have been using Thed
ford's Black-Draught for
stomach troubles, indiges
tion, and colds, and find it to
be the very best medicine 1
ever used. It makes an old
man feel like a young one."
Insist on Thedford's, the
original and genuine. H-67
DR. J. S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE.
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
Ai?. CORLE Y, Surgeon
. Dentist. Appointments
at Trenton on Wednesdays.
Crown and Bridge werk a
James A. Dobey,
Johnston, S. C.
FFICE OVER JOHNSTON DRUG CO.
Bachelors and Hypocrisy.
About the worst hypocrite in the
world is an old bachelor who claims
that he likes children.-Chicago Rec
THE.100* CROP PRODUCER
SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION
J. C. MCCULLOUGH, Sureriatendea:
KINGSTREE, S. C.
Planters Fertilizer & Phosphate Co.,
Charleston, S. C.
Your one-half ton of Planters Soluble Guano 8-3-3,
has been awarded Master Marven McCullough for making
the largest yield on one acre. Ninety-five Bushels of
Corn. The report of same has been given to the County
ltecord for publication.
Very truly yours,
(Signed) J. Ci. MCCULLOUGH,
Supt. of Education.
Ask our Agents for brands or write us direct for infor
mation and prices. Soc that our trade-mark is on each
bag-it's your protection against inferior brands.
Planters Fertilizer & Phosphate Co.
Charleston, South Carolina
Wo use only the best S. C. Phosphate, Fish Scrap. Blood, Tankage,
G orman Potash, etc.
Our stock of silverware, decorated china, cut
glass, gold, silvery jewelry, diamonds, watches
and silver novelties was never larger.
DESIGNS ARE NEW
Everything is from the leading and most relia
ble manufacturers in the country.
Let us supply yna- needs. We have never
been better equipped in every department, and
what is best our prices are very reasonable. Sat
isfaction guaranteed, Will be a pleasure to show
vou through cur stock.
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