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WAS NOTHING BUT COLD TEA
Interesting Query Now ls, Wljat Did
the "Rakes" of Flushing Think
They Were Drinking?
An impressive entry in the influence
of-ralnd-over-ruatter contest is submit
ted by the Flushing correspondent. A
prominent turner of an honest penny
of Flushing, it seems, with many a
sly, knowing and suggestive wink
passed the word about that he was
now in a position to supply prominent
residents of that legally dry district
with what he with an air of infinite
facetiousness denominated cold tea, to
be drunk on the premises.
Prominent rakes of Flushing
thronged to the premises at once, a
thriving business soon was built up
and many a lip was smacked and many
a genial jest was exchanged over the
eo-cal!ed cold tea, the consensus of the
best opinion being that our turner of
an honest penny must have procured
for his patrons the private stock of
firme old Kentucky cellar. Finally one
day there came along a phlegmatic, un
imaginative fellow who ordered a
beaker of cold tea in the accepted im
portant but secretive manner, started
to quaff and laid down the tipple with
something, we are sorry to say, very
like an oath. "Why, that's nothing
but cold tea," he exclaimed with kin
OUT turner of an honest penny frank
ly acknowledged that such in very
sooth was the fact and had been the
fact In very sooth since-the inception
of his little venture, smilingly remind
ing all present that he never had of
fered them anything but cold tea or
sold them the beverage under any
Our prominent rakes of Flushing,
satisfied that they had been put upon
and yet had no recourse, dispersed in
no little confusion, thoroughly humili
ated, chagrined and ashamed, for such
is human nature, because they had
been trapped into betraying their un
familiarity with what it would have
served them ill to know.-Cleveland
NO TIME TO WASTE ENERGY
Western Poet Offers Good Advice
When He Says, Forget That Bald
Pate for the Present.
Lives there a man with soul so dead
that never to himself he's said, when
the hair on his pate, once thick, began
a-looking thin and sick: "I'll put some
dope on that there hair and soon have
foliage to spare." Lives there a man
who has not spent Iiis last red solitary
cent for dope the baldhead druggist
said would brin^' more hair upon his
bead. Nay. Man seeks the far soli
tude and rubs his shining pate with
crude, or rubs a pint of vaseline each
night onto his polished beam, rubs all
the dope he can afford on to the thing
he calls his gourd then to the druggist
doth cavort, and buyeth mange cure by
tho tfuart; but all his labor is in vain,
he never grows another mane. Man
- that Is born of woman is cf few hairs
and a funny phiz, fie tjiinketh in his
bosom he would look young a* he used
to be if he could on his poll grown
bare contrive another crop of hair.
Oh man! O bifurcated gent! don't
chase the hair that loug has went.
That biz is picayunish biz. Use all
the energy that is. and all of your
hair money for the winning of this
dreadful war. In this here war game
don't you know you should be in the
baldhead row.-Judd .Mortimer Lewis,
in Houston Post.
It is often difficult and sometimes
dangerous to use ordinary explosives
for mining and excavating in confined
spaces, a fact that has lcd to the de
velopment of The hydraulic mining
The cartridge consists of a steel
cylinder containing numerous small
pistons that move at right angles to
the axis of the cylinder and expand
when water ls injected into them with
a hand pump. After drilling a deep
enough hole The .workmen insert the
cylinder and then set to work at the
The tiny pistons expand until their
free extremities beor against the mass
of rock with constantly increasing
force and the rock is gradually frac
tured under tremendous pressure. The
operation, it is said, is not only cheap
er than tlie ordinary blast but disin
tegrates a larger area of rock.
New French Slang.
The language of the Poilu is ns
double Dutch, to the uninitiated. Any
one familiar with the slang of the
Quartier Latin would probably feel
more at hom?? than most. But there
are many other ingredients-some
patois, some picked up in Morocco, and
6ome are survivals of the soldier slang
of the First empire. Such a word is
"cleber." which apparently means to
eat after one hus been on the point of
starving. An explanation given of the
origin of the word is that it ls n cor
ruption nf "kleba." the Russian for
bread. It is said that the French sol
diers on tlie great retreat from Mos
cow called out "Papa, kleba," to Na
Potash in Canada.
The discovery of a large deposit of
potash in Saskatchewan is of great na
tional importance to Cana'da. The
only other considerable deposit on this
continent, as far as known, ls at
Searles Lake, In California. This is
being developed under the auspices of
the American sovcrnmenf. The Do
minion and Saskatchewan iravern
ments should make sure that the new
depo.?!tr? are made productive as soon
ss possible by the owners.-Toronto
Mail and Empire.
"Good-day," said Mrs. Sea Elephant,
as she saw Mrs. Sarah Sea Elephant,
''How are you today?"
"Nicely thank you, and how about
"Well indeed," said Mrs. Sea Ele
phant, generally known as Mrs. Sea.
"They say there are going to be
great days ahead and that if every
Mr. Sea Elephant doesn't fret the Mrs.
Sen Elephant he wants there'll be a
battle," said Mrs. Sarah Sea Elephant.
"Isn't that glorious?" said Mrs. Sea.
"That's the sort of a Sea Elephant
mate I have. And so have you. When
other Mr. Sea Elephants got in the
way of our Mr. Sea Elephants before
they bad asked us to marry them, they
quickly fought and got them out of
"Yes." said Mrs. Sarah, "I wouldn't
give a fig for a husband who wouldn't
fight for me."
"Dear me," said Mrs. Sea. "I don't
think you're saying much, for what in
' the world, or the sea, dees a fig mean
! "That's so," agreed Mrs. Sarah, "a
fig doesn't mean anything to me. Gra
cious, no ! Why a fig would be lost
In the sea and figs most certainly don't
mean anything to me, the little silly,
"Why did you say that?" asked Mrs.
I "I just used it as an expression and
it shows how much we say without
! "lt's Our Big Season of the Year."
thinking. I said that absolutely with
out thinking, for I meant tn say that
I wouldn't give anything for a man
who wouldn't fight for his wife."
"That's better," said Mrs. Sea.
"Well, all the Sea Elephants will fight
for their mates. There are lots of
battles around tne mating season-lots
"There are Indeed." said Mrs. Sarah,
j "We never fight." said Mrs. Sea.
"No, ladies never do," said Mrs.
Sarah. "I suppose they might and
sometimes it would do a great deal of
good but they never have-and cus
tom is custom."
"They say," remarked Mrs. Sea,
"that there ls one part about us which
con be burt so that we are killed."
! "Yes." agreed Mrs. Sarah, "that is
"Teil me about it," begged Mrs. Sea.
"I would like to keep that part out of
sl^ht if dangerous enemies were
around as I he:ir they sometimes are.
with guns and rifles and other fire
"Yes," said Mrs. Sarah, "sometimes
we are shot at. We are like seals you
know and we have very useful, valu
able oil in us."
"All very well," said Mrs. Sea. "but
I'm not generous. 1^ prefer to keep
my oil for myself."
"So do I," said Mrs. Sarah, "only I
was telling you some facts."
"Yes, go ahead," said Mrs. Sea.
"Well." continued Mrs. Sarah, "you
know when the mating season comes
around and we are chosen by the
handsome Mr. Sea Elephants as their
mates we all lie about the beach and
chut and gossip and have Hie very
best of times. It's our big season of
"I've heard of folks who go lo sum
mer resorts and winter resorts und to J
pluces for the baths, or the mountain
air, or for some other reason. Well,
our resort is the beuch and we lie up
on it when it is the mating season for !
then we are picked out and chosen.
"We can hear the tales of adventure
which the Mr. Sea Elephants have to 1
tell us and we can talk of the new '
styles-though we never have any real
ly new ones. Still we can discuss
fashions and the weather and how we
think the water feel? and tastes this
year, nnd all such things!"
"But," asked Mrs. Sea. "you were
going to tell me about the place about
us which is not protected."
"Oh yes," ?nid Mrs. Sarah, "bullets
from guns can hit us anywhere and
not hurt us in the least but roll right
off us, except in one spot which ls
soft, just above our eyes. That Is tho
part to keep out of the range of our
"Thanks for telling me." said Mrs.
Sea. "I am very glad to know it and
so glad that all the rest of my big
body is safe, quilo safe!"
Rarest of Gifts.
One of the raresl nf gifts is the abil
ity to do a favor so as io leave no
burdensome sense of obligation.
Meaning of Difficulty.
What '.< a difficulty? "Something
that shows wind wr really are," wus a
great philosopher's answer.
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ito the Auditor under oath within the
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I take this"means of letting the
people know that I have re-opened
j my pressing club, and will appre
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; prepared than ever to clean and
press ali kinds of garments, both
; for ladies and gentlemen. All tvork
? guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make prompt delivery.
Sheppard Building Down Stairs
State of South Carolina, I
County of I >dcr< Held. )
By W. T. Kinnaird, Esquire,
Probate .i nd ge.
Whereas. E. J. Mund;, made suit to
me, to grant him Letters of Admin
istration, cum testamento annexo of
the Estate of and effects of Mattie
These are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and Creditors of the said Mattie
Mundy, deceased, that they be and
appear before me. in the Court of
Probate, to be held at Edgefield, S.
C. in my office on January 30th,
li?lil next after publication thereof,
at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the said
Administration should not be grant
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day of January, Anno Domini, lilli).
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Probate Judge, E. C., S.C.
Published on each intervening
Wednesday until January 30th, 191'J
in The Edgefield Advertiser.
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over and over aga
Besides the mi:
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The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the 15th dav of October,
19IS. to the loth day ot March, 1919.
All taxes snail be due and payable
between the 15th day of October,
191S, and December 31st, 1918.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1918, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add
a penalty of one per cent, for Janu
ary, and if taxes are not paid on or
before February 1st, 1919, the Coun
ty Auditor will proceed to add two
per cent, and five per cent additional,
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 1918
are as follows:
For Statepurposes &lA
For Ordinary County 7
For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Antioch 4
For Bacon School District IVs
For Blocker 2
For Blocker-Limestone 4
For Colliers 4
For Flat Rock 4
For Oak Grove 3
For Red Hill 4
For Edgefield 8
For Elmwood No. 8 2
For Elmwood No. 9 2
For Elmwood No. 30 2
For Elmwood L. C 3
For Hibler 3
For Johnston ll
For Meriwether (Gregg) 2
For Moss 3
For Ropers 2
For Shaw 4
For Sweetwater 4
For Trenton 8 Vs
For Wards 2
For Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
For Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
For Johnston R. R. 3
For Bickens R. R. 3
For Wise R. R. 1 %
For Corporation ll
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and GO years, except
those exempt by law, are liable to a
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capi
tation tax of 50 cents each is to be
paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male
citizens between the ages of 18 and
55 years must pay S2.00 commuta
tion tax. No communtation is includ
ed in the property tax. So ask for
road tax receipt when you desire to
pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
We will soon begin thc
tearing away <>? the oil mill
buildings anil will oiler .second
hand brick Tor sale at $5.00
per thousand. Now is your
opportunity to buy ?>ood
brick at almost halt prices.
T. A. UlGHTOWEK.
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tify oui farmer friends that we are
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by farmers of this county, and have
in proven their merit.
ted goods, we carry a large stock of
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is and get our prices before you make
tracts for 1919.
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