Newspaper Page Text
CITY SHOULD KNOW ITSELF
One That Has All Necessary Infor
mation at Fingers' End Makes
Impression Upon Inquirer.
There are many ways in which a
central organization can be of service
to a city in industrial development.
An industrial commissioner, a mun of
Vision and intelligence, with experience
in the problems that confront manu
facturers, can make a survey of a city
with reference to industrial advantages
and have thom rea dj* for every in
Thc prospective manufacturer likes
to do business with a city that knows
itself, just as the individual likes to
trade with the man that knows his
stock. There are so many details that
enter into industry, so many points of
information about location, switching
jand traffic facilities, raw materials, and
Kelated industries, that it requires ex
austlve study of the whole field to
inake a creditable presentation of the
city's advantages to the inquirer from
?the outside. The city that has all these
?facts at its fingers' end, and can pre
sent them convincingly, is in better po
sition than the one where only a smat
tering of essential facts are known
The importance of a careful survey
?of related manufacturing groups
should not be underestimated. Now
more than ever before the manufac
turer looks for a place where his un
finished material can be delivered in
any volume on short notice and at a
minimum of cost. Or It may be that
he wants a city which has developed a
line reluted to his own, so that he can
get the benefit of its prestige in that
line. Here, again, we see the import
ance of knowing our city and its in
dustrial possibilities thoroughly, and
that is the function of the industrial
department of a chamber of commerce.
BETTER GITY AN INVESTMENT
improvements in Streets and Buildings
Pay Returns Just as in Any
Mr. MacFarland. president of the
'American Civic association, takes the
ipractical business view when he says
that city betterments are nothing less
than paying investments. The streets
belong to the people. Their widening,
or the building of new ones to accom
modate increasing traffic, is simply n
.business expansion that will pay a l-e
iturn as does any private business up
on new capital put into it.
The same thing is true of housing,
No city is rich enough to afford hous- ,
lng conditions that mitigate against
the wolf:ire of any part of its popula
tion, says the Kansas City Star. The
man of small means, as Mr. MacFar
land says-the man who must have a
low rental-is the basis of industrial
prosperity. Low rental dwellings are
necessary, but it does not follow that
low rental dwellings should be lacking
In the sanitary conveniences that are
essential to public health. The owner
of rental dwellings wh^ neglects to
maintain them in pr: er condition is
interfering with the o.cy's business and
prosperity. The city's business de
mands laws regulating housing in con
formity with the best interests of that
business, and tiiose laws should be rig
Small Suburban Lot Best.
The ideal size for a suburban lot,
if you do not keep a man or a horse,
ds about one-sixth of an acre-say, 50
.Dy 150 feet. This is all that the owner
can keep in apple-pie order, provided
.the place has plenty of vegetables and
flowers. This assumes that the family
ls willing to spend $25 a year for out
iside labor, fertilizers, seeds, bulbs,
ietc. It also assumes that the wife is
willing to spend an hour a day in the
garden and is not ashamed to be seen
Taking, planting and doing everything
?except the hard labor.
Those who move from the city to
the country will make a great mistake
if, under such conditions, they attempt
.more than this. Gardening is an ex
j)eWRive business and one might as well
jTCogifze the limitations of the game.
; Brick Porch improves Old House.
The transformation a broad porch
<?l nice-looking face brick will bring
feboOt on an old-style frame house is
.wonderful. One sees in various places
Along the streets houses on which such
changes have been made, and he ls
forced to admit that a great Improve
ment has resulted. "While the effect
is so striking, the cost of such an ad
"dition is not so great
A combination of rough face brick
.of reddjsh-brown coloring, white stone
cap and turned columns painted white,
.with the steps and porch floor of con
crete, makes an attractive appearance.
A new brick porch would be a valuable
addition to many wooden houses of the
old type, which now boast of old-style
Value of Vegetable Garden.
A vegetable garden never hurt the
looks of any lot. It doesn't take a
dreamer to rave over a 30 by 40 foot
plat of growing lettuce, ripening to
matoes or sturdy potato plants-not in
these days of high prices. Indeed, if a
piece of ground has demonstrated ita
productiveness, it ls more saleable than
erver when put on the market-Wis?
cousin State Journal.
tual Insurance Associ
Property Insured $2,500,000.
WRITE OR CALL 011 the un
dersigned for any information you
may desire about our plan of insur
We insure your properly against
FIRE, WINDSTORM or LIGHT
and do so cheaper than any Com
pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared to
prove to you that ours is the .-afest
and cheapest pian of insurance ?
Our Association is now licensed
to write Insurance in the counties
of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
mick, Laurens and Edgefield.
The officers are: Gen. J. Fraser
Lyon, President, Columbia, S. C.
J. R. Blak^, Gen. Agt., Secy. &
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. O. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
Jno. H. Childs, Bradley, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
S. P. Morrah, Willington, S. C.
L.N. Chamberlain, McCormick, S.C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield. S. C.
F.L.Timmerman, Pln't. Lane, S. C.
J. C. Martin, Princeton, S. C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE, Gen. Agt.
Greenwood, S. C.
Jan. 1st, lt? 17.
Southern Railway Company.
Columbia, S. C., July 23, 191V
To AU Concerned:
Effective Tuesday, July 24, will
restore service between Trenton and
Edgefield as follows:
Lv. Trenton . . . . 8.00 A.M.
Lv: Parkhill . . . . 8:10 A. M.
Ar. Edgefield . . . 8:20 A.M.
Lv. Edgefield . . 8:45 A.M.
Lv. Paikhill . . . 8:55 A.M.
Ar. Trenton ' . . . 9:05 A.M.
Ill, 131 and 132 will observe
Lv. Edgefield . . 11:15 A.M.
Lv. Parkhill . . 11:25 A.M,
Lv. Trenton . . . 11:35 A.M
Lv. Baynham . . 11:45 A.M,
Lv. Eureka . . . 11:50 A.M,
Lv. Milledgeville . . 11:55 A.M
Lv. Lakeview . . . 12:03 P.M.
Lv. Crofts . . . . 12:09 P.M.
Lv. Pineridge Camp .12:19 P.M,
Ar. Aiken .... 12:25 P.M
No. Ill mixed between Edgefield
NO. 132 MIXED.
Lv. Aiken . . . 12:55 P.M.
Lv. Pineridge Camp . 12:59 P.M,
Lv. Crofts . . . . 1:09 P.M.
Lv. Lake View . . . 1:15 P.M.
Lv. Milledgeville . . 1:25 P.M.
Lv. Eureka .... 1:34 P.M.
Lv. Baynham . . . 1:42 P.M.
Lv. Trenton .... 1:55 P.M.
Lv. Parkhill . . . .2:15 P.M.
Ar. Edgefield . . . 2:25 P.M.
NO. 131 MIXED.
Lv. Trenton . . . 1:15 P.M.
Lv. Baynham ... 1:25 PV.M.
Lv. Eureka .... 1:34 P.M,
Lv. Milledgeville . , 1:41 P.M.
Lv. Crofts .... 1:55 P.M.
Lv. Pineridge Camp . 2:08 P.M.
Ar. Aiken .... 2:15 P.M.
No. Ill, 131. 132 make flag stops
above stations except Trenton which
is a stop. Time shown as informa
tion only and confers no rights.
B. W. BROOKS,
Mice of Final Dis
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, L, G.Watson has made
application unto this Court for Fi
nal Discharge as Administrator in
re the Estate of H. C. Watson de
ceased, on this the 28th day of
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or par
ties interested, to show cause be
fore me at my office at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, on
the 30th day of August 1917, at ll
o'clock a. m., why said order of
Discharge should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
July 28, 1917.
CocyriaM 1509. br C. K. Zitc-oerman Co.--.No. 51
THERE is no doubt about
money in the bank, it is
sure and positive. Maybe slow, but there
is the satisfaction that it is sure. Posi
tive in every way, both that it will grow,
and that it is safe.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard. President; B. E. Nicholson, vice-President
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E.
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims. J. H. Allen.
Southern Railway System
I An Ambition and a Record
I THE needs of the South are identical with the needs
! of the Southern Railway: tbe crowth and suece?; of one means
? :l.e upbuUdinc of tue other.
Tbe Southern Railway asks no favors-no special pri.-l'ere nor
accorded" (o other).
Tbe ambition of the Southern Railway Comrany is to ?re that
nnitv of interest that is born of co-operation'betwren thc public and
the railroads; to see perfected ita: fair and frank policy in the nunaee
mcnt of railroads which invites thc con?dencc of covcrnmrntal
ajrencics; to realize that liberality of treatment which will enable it
to obtain the additional capital needed for the acquisition of better and
?-nlarced facilities incident to the demand for increased and better
service; and, tna?y
To take its niche in the body politic of tbe South alonrsidr of
other rreat industries, with no more, but with equal liberties, cjual
ricbts and equal opportunities.
" The Southern Serves the South."
Have you purchased a pair of
the celebrated Crossett Oxfords
yet? If not; come in and see our
new spring stock in all of the pop
ular leathers and lasts. We also
sell the Selz-Schwab shoes. Nothing
better for the money.
DORN & MIMS
The Carolina Metal Co. is buying
junk of all kinds, scrap iron, brass,
rubber, etc., paying the highest
prices. See the local manager at
Daiieh Brothers Store
Next Door to Farmers Bank
I BARRETT & COMPANY 1
? COTTON FACTORS
Augusta ----- Georgia
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Traeks
August a, Ga.
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
See our representative, C. E. May.
is the appropriate designation of the
Mountains of Western North Carolina
Located in the magnificent section of
loft}' mountains, abounding in towering
peaks, beautiful rivers, smiling valleys
and charming wooded slopes, are hun
dreds of excellent places at which to
spend the summer, ranging from pre
tentious hotels with gay social life to
home-like boarding places, quiet re
treats and camps for roughing it.
Get Out in the Open
Golf, tennis, horse-back riding, mountain climb
ing, boating, bathing, motoring, driving, and all
other out-door recreations.
Send the Boys to a Summer Camp
Excellent camps to take care of the growing boys
during vacation time. Academic instructions if de
sired. Out-door life and athletic instructions under
Many Wonderful Sights
In the "Land of the Sky" within a one-day trip
from any central resort.
Excellent Accommodation 4
To be found at Asheville, Hendersonville, Hot
Springs, Lake Junaluska, Waynesville, Brevard,
Saluda, Lake Toxaway, Flat Rock, Tryon, Black
Mountain, Ridgecrest and many other.
Southern Railway System
Write for illustrated literature, fares and schedules.
FRED R. McMILLIN,
Division Passenger Agt.
J..A. TOWNSEND, 228 Eighth St.,
Ticket Agt., Edgefield, S. C. Augusta, Ga.