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5 MILLION SPENT IN
6 MONTHS BY STATE
W. A. Harrison, member of the
clerical force of the state treasurer's
office, has recently compiled a state
ment of the receipts and expenditures
for the state of South Carolina for
the first six months of the present
year, and the figures show that the
state's income for the first half of
the year totaled more than five mil
lion, with disbursements totalling
something over four million, leaving
a balance from this year's receipts
of $637,435.39 in the treasury on the
first of July. This together with a
balance on hand at the first of the
year, left from last year, made a bal
ance in the treasury of $1,455,937.30.
Mr. Harrison has kept a different
kind of record of state finances this
year. He has kept his records so
that at the beginning of each month
now he has a complete statement of
the state's financial condition.
A large part of the balance in the
treasury on July 1 has been spent
since, on current bills, but tax money
will begin coming in shortly, and by
the end of the year there will likely
be another balance on hand. The
state's annual income average approx
imately ten-million dollars a year.
The exact income of the state for
the first half of th<? year was $5,
301,24f.69. Of this amount $2,619.
846 was from state taxes, including
the assessment against railroads. The
sum of $1,174,897 was from fees, in
cluding special funds, such a* auto
mobile licenses, sinking fund income,
penitentiary revenues, and also
moneys from the United States gov
ernment. The state's income also
includes borrowed money to the
amount of $1,500,000, and refunds
amounting to $6,505.
The expenditures for the first half
year totaled $4,663,814, of which
amount $166.041 was paid in salaries
to state officers and clerks, $1,573,
698 to schools, colleges and institu
tions, $111,776 interest on the state's
debt, $302,628 pension mor. y, $485,
100 special funds, $461,559 ordinary
expenses of government and $1,563,
010 notes paid on 1918 loans.
NEW HIGHWAY BILL
v READY BY SOLONS
One of the big tasks to call for
the attention of Governor Cooper im
mediately on his return from the con
ference of governors in Salt Lake
City will be the new proposed good
roads bill, which has been drafted by
the highway department and which is
to be submitted to all members of the
General Assembly prior to the 1920
session of the legislature. The new
bill would create a maintenance sys
tem for state highway, and would
allow county constructed roads to
come under the state system' when
they meaure up to requirements. The
highways would be built by counties
and maintained by the state. The
new bill carries no new plan of financ
As soon as the governor approves
he bill he 'is to have it printed and
copy sent to each member of the
islature. This will enable the leg
'ors to reach their own conclu
as to the bill prior to the con
g of the General Assembly,
i'he new bill provides that state
highways are to be maintained by
the state, from proceeds of the auto
mobile licenses and other revenues,
and that the money collected in any
county is to be spent on the roads of
that county. It provides that roads
are to be built by the counties, and
then kept up by the state. In certain
cases where there is no system of
county highways, the revenue from a
county will be used to build roads in
that county, and thereafter maintain
ed by the state.
The measure provides that not less
than seventy-five per cent of the
money collected in a county shall be
spent on the roads of that coantyv
The tax on automobiles levied by the
proposed bill will be fifty cents per
The bill has been drawn by the
highway department after a careful
study of the highway laws of all
other states, and it is believed that
the new bill will in the best way pos
sible create a system of state high
ways for South Carolina. The print
ed copies are to be mailed to the
members of the legislature within the
next few weeks.-The State.
A Great Remedy.
The merits of Chamberlain's Colic
and Diarrhoea Remedy are well
known and appreciated, but there is
occasionally a man who had no ac
quaintance with them and should read
' the following by F. H. Dear, a hotel
man at Dupuyer, Mont. "Four years
ago I used Chamberlain's Colic and
Diarrhoea Remedy with such wonder
ful results that I have sines recom
mended it to my friends."
Or Sing's ffiew E?sswsn
KJLLC THE COUGH. CITES TH2 LUNGS.
Loyal Amenenno! Get Toge th ci
WAYS OF EARNING MONEY
DURING SUMMER VACATION
Many Opportunities Open to Children
Who Wish to Encourage Habits
of Thrift and Saving.
A great many Questions about how
children may earn money in order to
purchase Thrift and War Savings
Stamps during the lummsr vacation
period have come into the War Loan
Organization at Richmond, and it is
to answer these inquiries that the
present article has been prepared.
The suburban or country child prob
ably has the best opportunities for
making money, though selling papers
and magazines, running errands and
doing choree offer several ways for
the city child to earn the where-with
all for Thrift Stamps.
In the country there is first of all
the garden, and at this time growing
food stuffs should receive special at
tention. It ls not too late to plant fall
crops which may be marketed with
profit Lettuce and radishes are
easily grown and always find good
markets, especially in the late sum
mer and fall. There will probably be
more of some kinds of vegetables In
the garden than can be eaten or can
ned. These should be sold.
On almost every farm there is a time
when much of the fruit ripens at
once, and the problem of disposing of
lt arises. Some of it ls eaten, some
preserved. A quantity of it not in
frequently rots. This should be Bold
If there is a market near enough, but
if such is not the case the children
can put it up and sell the canned stuff
in the fall.
Pigs, chickens, turkeys or rabbits
are easily raised in .he summer vaca
tionland all of them will bring in
large returns for the time and labor.
Berry picking is another way of mak
ing money that children should enjoy,
and this year there ls a plentiful
Many mothers and fathers will be
glad to pay the children for t 'lng
care of the yard, cutting wood, run
ning errands or doing daily chores.
In fact there are se many ways of
earning money during the summer
that the list might be indefinitely
lengthened. But of course the object
of any and all of these ways is not
simply to make money, but to make
and save money; in other words,
enough to buy War Savings Stamps
which will bring in four per cent in
terest, compounded quarterly.
You can do this, every boy and girl
In this big country.
A. B. C. OF IT
FIND in the **?
GOOD old System,
HANDED down to us,
.TUST as our
LEFT it, to
MAKE the young
?OPULENT and Free,
PROTECTOR of all la
QUEST of Liberty,
RIGHT and Equality?
THESE vile efforts to
UNDO eur Blessings!
WAR SAVINGS STAMPS
YOU can help. Put
ZEST into your
WAR SAVINGS SOCIETY.
HOW ABOUT ITT
; Someone is saving the money you
waste. Who is depositing your dol
lars? Save them and deposit them
Sing a song of Savings Stamps,
Th? cost of living's high,
Brat have you counted all the things
?neso Savings Stamps will buy?
r MI National War Saving? Day.
BEN FRANKLIN EARLY
Great American Examplar of Thrift
Knew Value of Regular and Sys
tematic Saving For Future.
, Thrift is not stinginess. In fact it it
more often than not that the thrifty
man ie the one who is truly generous.
Benjamin Franklin, our national ex
emplar of thrift, wag, from boyhood
up, always liberal and unselfish. Rene
Bache, his great-great-great grand
son, gives an Instance of this charac
teristic of his ancestor in a story he
. "Tho price of bread two centuries
ago was a penny a loaf. Thus it hap
pened that Benjamin Franklin, a boy
of seventeen, on arriving in ?hHadel
ph la, wa? able to buy thr ee loaves for
three-pence; ard with them he walked
up Market Street from tho wharf,
holding one under each arm and cit
ing the third. An hour later he gav?
two bf them to a woman and her
child who had been fellow voyagers
np the Deleware."
Rene Bache goes on to say of
Franklin: "Where his own expendi
tures were con oe rn ed he was always
frugal, saving what he could out ol
his wages as printer, while his fei*
low-workers spent theirs as fast aa
they got them, or faster. In this way
it came about that, while a mere
youngster in a printing office, he lent
them money every week.
Though the earnings of most of
them were greater than his, he was
capitalist. Sy the middle of each
week they were penniless, and came to
him for loans to carry them over until
payday. He would accept no interest,
but each Saturday, on getting tb ?ir
money they gave back to him what
they 'borrowed-only to repeat the
borrowing a day or two later."
The secret of Franklin's success
was systematic and persistent saving,
from the time he first began to earn
money. And always having a savings
fund he was ever ready to. grasp his
opportunities-those I of lending a
helping hand as well as those of self*
Let Benjamin Franklin be your ex
amlpar-start saving today. Thrift
Stamps are an easyt beginning and
pave the way to a certain future.
Without me no man has ever achier
ed success nor has any nation ?v?r
become gr??t. I have been the bed
rock of ever/ successful career, ead
cornerstone of every fortune.
All the world knows me and most
of the wor!d heeds my warning.
The poor may have me es well as
My power ls'limitless, my applica
He who possesaes me has content
ment in th? pr?sent and surety for th?
I am of greater value than pearla,
rubles and diamonds.
Once you have me ne man aaa take
I lift my po SJ-sor es high plan?? of
living, increase his earning power, sad
bring to realisation th? hopes of his
I make a man well dressed, wall
housed and wall fed.
I Insure absolutely against the
I drive want and doubt and ears
I guarantee those who possess
prosperity and sueeess.
I have exalted those of low deg
and those of high degree hara fo
me a helpful friend.
To attain me you need put out
capital but personal effort, and on
you invest in me I guarantee d
fiends that last through life and
I am as free ?s air.
I am yours if you wi H take sa
I am THRIFT.
War Savings Stamps are better tl:
money beoause they earn mora mon
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Because they're good tires. Because wt KNOW they're good ; m
tires. Because our experience has taught us that they will satisfy
and gratify our customers.
There are United States Tires for every need of price or use.
We can provide exactly the ones for your car.
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ate Good Tires i
STEWART & KERNAGHAN, Edgefield, J. M. WISE & SON, Trenton, Local Dealers
Very Desirable and Valuable Property
. - ...... * .
IN AND NEARBY EDGEFIELD FOR SALE BY
Davis Realty Company
No 2176. Tompkins & Marsh building, near Post Office, specially suitable for
garage and automobile business, cate or store.
No. 2177- Dunovant's store building, two stories, near by the Farmers Bank, on
the Public Square. Well located for any kind of business.
Porter's Hotel property and all household furniture, suitable for boarding house
or dwelling. Near Courthouse, convenient to the business part of town.
No. 2110. A new six-room bungalow, with store house and tenant house and eigh'
acres of land, in North Edgefield. A bargain, $5.500.
No. 2144. Fifteen lots on "Jones Heights." One of the most beautiful sites for
homes in the suburbs of Edgefield.
No. 2180. A very desirable building lot of about three acres, fronting Centre
Spring road and Dixie Highway, in North Edgefield.
No. 2199. Modern 8-room residence and lot on Main street, one block from Post
Office, electric lights and piped for gas. Well on back porch. Possession on short
notice. See us promptly. /
No. 2206. Another modern residence of six rooms, bath and closet, and l?-acre
lot. One block from Post Office. Electric lights and well on back porch. Don't
miss this chance tor a real home.
No. 2193. Splendid building lots, about 13 acres, fronting Addison, avenue and
.street, two blocks from city High school, in a fine community, where building
will be done in the near future.
No. 2186. More good building lots or small- farm; 73 acres, near S. E. Morgan's
home. Now is the time to buy a farm or lot in or near Edgefield.
No. 2173. A good lot for residence, one acre or more, fronting on Jeter street; a
few blocks from Courthouse.
No. 2191. About eight acres, suitable for residence lots, near "Jones Heights,"
with 4-room house and barn.
No. 2161. A good small farm, 40 acres, with a nice residence of 8 rooms and
hall and piazzas on four sides, painted and in fine condition ; tenant house, barns and
other outbuildings. Just a mile and a quarter from Courthouse on Greenwood road.
No. 2135. An 85-acre farm of sand and clay land, one and a quarter miles north
east from Courthouse, near Johnston road ; a good two-story house with seven rooms,
and two tenant houses. A dandy small farm near town.
No. 2160. Another good, small farm near town; 58^acres of sand-clay land, one
mile south from Edgefield C. H., with 6-room house, hall and porch. Just the right
size and distance from town, and a fine orchard.
Edgefield town and farm property is selling more rapidly than ever known. Let
us show you what we have for sale. Will be glad to have your place to sell. See us.
DAVIS REALTY COMPANY .
By Af. W. SHIVE, Manager