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GREAT LAND !S ARGENTINA
People and Resources Will Place li
In the Front Rank of South Amer
The great landowners come to
Buenos Aires and spend their money
lipon the glittering boulevards, and
this makes the city an abnormal one,
and in a sense a false guide to the
characteristics of the people and the
country, says a writer In tho Christian
Herald. Argentina, however, is slow
ly, but surely gathering to herself,
out of the polyglot nations of Europe,
which compose her, a spirit and in
dividuality of her own as free and
unique as is the air of her boundless
I prairies. At present she resembles
more truly the Old World than does
the United States, which has had
:inuch longer time r uevelop to a par
ticular civilizatiou all her own; yet
.you can hardly insult an Argentino
more readily than to suggest Buenos
Aires as merely a copy or tinseled im
itation of a European capital. He
sees in it his own expression, and
although he will tell you that to
know the country correctly the North
American must read the history of
the United States 50 years ago, he is
.nevertheless deeply confident that
Argentina has a future quite differ
ent from either the United States or
,a European nation, or any other South
American state. The longer one re
mains in the country, the more surely
he will be inclined to agree with the
inhabitant of this great land, where
are being gathered forces of popula
tion in an agricultural area nearly
half as big as the United States, pos
sessing resources in many senses more
uniform and prolific than are to be
found in any other one commonwealth
on the face of the earth.
MAY BE CLUB-FOOTED RACE
Humanity Said to Be Tending Toward
a Condition by No Means to
That the human race is slowly
evolving toward a condition of club
footedness is suggested by Dr. Truman
Abbe of Washington in the Medical
Record. Doctor Abbe points to the
horse's hoof and its evolution from the
five-toed foot of the prehistoric horses,
by tlie dropping of one toe after an
other and the consolidation of the
boues from the knee down.
"When we look at the human skele
ton and compare the bone of the tibia
and fibula and the digits beyond each
of them," he continues, "it does not
take much imagination to se? suggest
ed in the slender fibula and the dimin
utive little toes an early stag 5 in the
reduction process, which if carried
further would lead to a diminution of
the number of toes on man's foot."
And he closes his article with these
words: "We come thus to the sug
gestion of club-foot as a tendency to
ward the dropping of the post-axial
digit group of the lower limb. And
this dropping of a digit group would
seem to be due to restricted develop
ment in the central nervous system
a factor that has been at work since
before the days of tho five-toed horse."
"A Stone to His Memory."
That there is bound to be ambiguity
in the terms of a will is almost ns well
known among lawyers of this city as
is the way to the Hall of Boc? ?rds in
Chambers street, where the wills are
probated. But the queer kinks which
some individuals with more guile than
conscience put into the aforesaid tes
taments famish fresh entertainment
every day for the profession.
Recently it was tho executor of a
small estate who entered Hie oilice of
a lawyer to get an opinion. His
friend had died without close kin, he
said, and had made him executor. In
the terms of the will there had been
provision made for a monumeut to be
erected for the dead man at a cost
not to exceed S500.
"That's what I wanted to see you
about," confided the client. "You see,
thc will provided for a 'stone to his
memory.' Tve already gotten the stone
and I, want to see if you think the
whole thing's legal."
And turning his right hand over
upon the table the executor flashed be- ,
fore the eyes of the lawyer the stone
in question-a beautiful $500 blue- ]
white diamond.-New York Herald, i
London Coffee-House Founder Dead. |
In the death of Sir Joseph Lyons |
there passes away the man who did
more than anybody else to revolution
ize the catering business of London.
Before the time when he threw down
the brush and easel in favor of a
business career the "coffee-house" as
now constituted was unknown in Lon
don. City workers had either to lunch
at one of the numerous bars or pay
the exorbitant prices charged at the
hotels. To the thousands of women
workers the establishment of the mod
ern tea shop has come as a great boon,
for before that time there was no ac
commodation for this class of society.
In his later days Sir Joseph spent a
good deal of his time at Brighton, and
was ofteu to be seen on the front
wearing the uniform of an honorary
colonel of the Territorial force.-Dun
~**You meet with some pathetic fig
ures in this world."
"I saw one yesterday.**
"Of what type?"
"A man with a weakness for Kelly
pool wes escorting his wife to a high
brow lecture under compulsion."
We are now supplied with all of
the tropical fruits and as we buy in
large quantities can sell very cheap.
Cullie in to see ns.
Edgefield Fruit Company.
Laud For Sale.
The Padgett Place of Estate of
5. T. Hughes. Two-ami half miles,
of Trenton, c. C., 53S acres, good t
buildings, pasture &c. On railroad
I between Trenton and Aiken.
Communicate with J. Gordon
Hushes, Union, S. C.
Sept. 10, 1017.
DR J.S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
That's What John Bunyon Johnson,
the Weil-Known Automobile
Salesman, Ssys of Martin's
One of the latest to add his un
qualified endorsement tu Martin's
Liver Medicine is John Bunyon
Johnson, of Macon, Ga. In a letter.
dated August 25, 1917, he says:
"It affords me pleasure to report
that I have taken Martin's Liver
Medicine and obtained most desir
able results. Martin's Liver Medi
cine is pleasant to the taste, does
not gripe nor inconvenience the
taker in any way. It acts positively
and yet gently upon the liver and it
is my opinion that it is superior to
any liver medicine sold."
Martin's Liver Medicine is strictly
vegetable in ingredients, contains
no poisonous calomel, is pleasant to
take and is sold with the standing
guarantee that if it does not give
the effect desired, the empty bottle
can be returned to the ?rug store
and the 50c paid for it. will be re
funded. As a medicine for consti
pation, sick headache cr other liver
and stomach troubles. Martin's
Liver Medicine is without a peer.
Sold by druggists everywhere.
For Sale by COLLETT & MITCHELL,
Edgefield, S. C.
We desire to announce to the
public that we have purchased the
repair shop which has been conduct
ed in Edgefield by Mr. Henry
; Powell. We will at once replenish
?the supply of material and will be
! prepared to do all kinds of repairing
j of buggies, wagons, farm machinery
land will also do general blacksmith
? work. All work promptly done and
guaranteed to give entire satis
faction. Mr. Powell will be with
us for the remainder oc the year.
li. 15. RUSSELL, JR.
857, 859 and 86
Correspondence invited an
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G. H. NIXON
! NIXON &
! COTTON 1
j 851 Reynolds Street
? Liberal Cash Advances
* Personal Attention G
We Solicit Y
Call, write or wire whei
of cotton market of country
The County Treasurer's office will b
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1917, to
the 15th day of March, 1918.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th dav of October, 1917,
and December 31st, 1917.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December 31st, 1917, the County
Auditor shall proceed to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January, and
taxes are not paid on or before February
1st, 1918, the County Auditor will pro
ceed to add two per cent, and five per |
cent, from the 1st of .March to the 15th
of .March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The tax levies for the year 1917 are
For State purposes 8J
" Ordinary County
" Constitutional School Tax
** Bacon School District 7J|
" Flat Rock
" Oak Grove
" Red Hill
" Elmwood No. 8
" Elmwood No. 9
" Elmwood No. 30
'* Elmwood L. C.
" Meriwether (Gregg)
" Blocker R. R. (portion)
" Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
" Johnston R. R.
" Pickens R. R.
" Wise R. R.
" Corporation. 10 I
" Sinking Fund. 3-41
All the male citizens between the ages
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 dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2.00 commutation tax.
No commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
For Sale by
G. W. WISE, Trenton, S. C.
And AU Good Dealers
Notice is hereby given that hunt-)
ing and every other form of tres
passing upon the land of the under
signed and upon the land of Mrs.
P. H. Hussey is hereby forbidden
and all who fail to heed this notice
will be prosecuted under the law,
This is a notice to everybody.
G. Wr. Hussey, Jr.
lt. E. ALLEN
1 Reynolds Street
id consignments solicited.
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G. W. WRIGHT J|
MED 1891 I
Made on Consignments
liven All Shipments
n desirous of information
I have on hand plenty of 7 per cent, feed meal
old style hulls, delinted hulls sacked.
Just received a car of Mansfield's best flour, which fl
is as "good as the best and better than the rest." ag
I have sold two cars of this flour since September 1, p
Sj and those who want flour had better get it before g
? January L I do not believe flour is going higher,, ?gs
S but it will be a question of getting flour promptly, t|g
H as it is hard to get now. We only can buy from ||
the mills a limited quantity per month.
I have a full stock of Cheese, which you can get p
in any quantity. Have a limited amount of sugar ||
on hand, which I will sell in quantities limited to 25 jgj
pounds per family. I will not raise the price on M
this sugar, but will distribute so all who wish can ?|
secure same. There will be plenty of sugar on the ||
?I market December 1. jgf
Bring me your cotton seed. I will pay the high- j??
est price for them. Buy your meal and hulls while ?fj
the roads are good.
Near the Depot
To My Friends an ii the
Although I have accepted the
position as City Carrier, I have
no intention ol' discontinuing the
Insurance business. Y oar busi
ness will receive the same core
fal attention, and will be appre
Office Hours.- f:00 P. M. to
8:00 P. M.
J. T. HARLING
At The Fanners Bank.
Edgcfield, S. C.
Notice is hereby given that hunt
ing, fishing and trespassing in every
form on my lands is hereby forbid
den. All persons failing to heed
this notice will be prosecuted under
MKS. M. J. NORRIS.
I take this means of letting the
people know that I have re-opened
my pressing club, and will appre
ciate their patronage. I am better
prepared than ever to clean and
press all kinds of garments, both
for ladies and gentlemen. All work
guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make prompt delivery.
Sheppard Building Down Stairs
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gle Mills, Engines. Boilers,
Supplies and Repairs, Porta
ble, Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files. Belts
and Pipes, WOOD SAWS
Gixs and PRESS REPAIRS.
BuckBeirs ?rnica S^Sve
The Sesi Salve 8n The WerJd.
Life Insurance Co.
writes more Life Insurance than
any company in America except
one. They have lowest rates with
dividends and free disability clause
of all companies in the United
The Hartford Fire
is one hundred and seven (107)
years old. Writes more Fire In
surance than any fire insurance
company in America.
You will be perfectly safe with
a Hartford Fire Policy.
' E. J. NORRIS, Agt.
E. J. NORRIS, Agt.