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Tuesday? Nov. 25? 10:30
Mr. B. L. Mims has engaged us to sell at auction to the highest bidder 33 lots in West Edgefield. These
lots have been surveyed by a noted landscape architect according to the latest idea. The streets are laid off
in beautiful curves that are most pleasing to the eye. We want you to drive out and [lock o^er this property
and select one to build you a home to live in or bu?d to sell. We could sell a dozen homes1 now. We need
more homes in Edgefield. You can make money by building houses and selling them. ^
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We offer prizes of $10, $7, $5 and $3 to any one who guesses nearest the amount that
the first ten lots will bring
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Also Mr. J. H. Allen has given us a three-a.cre lot on Addison street to sell, and we will offer it immediately
after Mr. B. L. Mims's sale. Come with a smile. Don't forget the date
Tuesday, November 25, at 10:30 A. M.
Diners Spend Less Oj "Dry**
New York, Nov ll.-It's sort of
pitiful the way some folks stick to
the delusion that this is not a dry
town. The bereaved persons insist
the child is not dead. One of them
met at the intersection of Forty
second street and Broadway-and if
alcoholism is a disease this man has
been a chronic invalid for years
and even before I said howdy he be
"You think this little old town's
dry, do you? he asked. Whaddud you
say if I took you to a place where we
can get a drink?
I outlined what I thouhgt might be
my response. But I asked him where
abouts this place might be.
"Well," said he, sadly, it's quite a
way from here."
Recollections of Old Corner.
Think of it. The corner of Forty
second street and Broadway used to
be the wettest south of Vancouver. It
?was here that Forty-second Street
Country Club was born. Here Mason
Peters organized the Lease Breakers'
association for the benefit of friends
who v'anted to move. Here the Con
sidine boys once ran a saloon which
was a sort of neutral ground.
Deep sea divers, wireless wiretap
pers and gold brick salesmen, inter
national operators, even the most eel
ebrated pickpockets, there exchanged
amicable nods with our most first
paged detectives, while gamblers,
race horse men, brilliantly pretty la
dies and millionaires from Pittsburgh
looked on. Yet a man who is devoting
his bright ,young life to proving that
the city isn't dry admits that he must
fjjo "quite a ways" from the corner to
get one soul-racing nip. Truly, the
toVn has changed.
My friend the head waiter says
the townspeople have changed,like
wise. They no longer buy their meals
with total disregard of cost and prob
able indigestion. He thinks the aver
age luncheon bill on Broadway has
been scaled by 75 cents and the din
ner bill is at least a dollar per head
leBS than it used to be. While as for
the hours spent at cabarets
Loss to the Cabaret.
"You kinnot' said he, "you simply
kinnot eat enough food even at
Broadway prices to be a-profitable
customer at a cabaret."
He thinks the cabaret is done for,
though a few restaurants that com
Dine- dancing 1 by pattons with hi?h
notes and pinks by imported Mary
Anns may pull through. He likewise
notes that portions at $2.80 per por
tion are not being ordered as often
as they used to be, while the succu
lent country sausage and other eat
ables at less than 75 cents are being
"Some few fine restaurants will
continue," said he, "because there is
a large public that loves good food
and will pay for it. But the bunk res
taurants that served punk food on
the real old thumb-marked plates will
either have to steam-clean their wait
ers and hire a cook or go out of busi
ness. When you're so steeved that
you have to hold one eye shut to see
the soup any old grub goes. But
when you are cold sober-and mebbe
a bit displeased about it-high price
and low quality will send you out of
a restaurant hooting like a steam
Clubs and Gamblers Mourn.
Likewise some of the minor clubs
are beginning to pre-vision the day
when handsome, over-stuffed sleep
ing chairs will be offered at public
venue. One club has nothing left now
but sauterne, and when the sauterne
is gone its existence may become dif
ficult. Another has nothing left at
all, and the club members only come
in now to view the remains. Two or
three gambling houses are said to
have have cut down their forces of
employes. One did a good business
for years although most of the time
it was distinguished by the presence
of a policeman in front of the door.
Unless business changes for the bet
ter the proprietor says he will close
Bellboys, chambermaids, porters,
taxi drivers and the like are suffer
ing from a diminution in the stream
of tips. Once good-natured souses
gave bellboys quarters for carrying
their grips to the elevator. Now the
same patrons, neither good-natured
nor soused, carry the grips themselv
es. Hotels report difficulty in keeping
the best class of help because of this.
Those whose predatory appetites
have been aroused by preying on
open handed drinking men are trying
to find more profitable outlets for
Roadside Inns Closing Up.
Automobilists say that roadside
inns that have been havens for years
-there are some in Pennsylvania
and New J?rs?y that hav^Deenr in
business for a century or ?more-are
being closed. The small town hotels
give pvidence of becoming small
town ?hotels in truth. Autoniobilists
and drummers will spend the nights
in the big towns. On the rcjad they
will get their lunches atjthe 'tea
shops'-in which some pretense of
serving good food is made-~and the
small town hotels will be lett to the
flea-bitten dog and the sleepy racon
Of course it is possible to get li
quor in New York if you are known
and know how. A friend bought a
quart of go'od whiskey last night for
ten dollars. Another spent the after
noon "at the kitchen door" as he re
ports, but managed to get two quarts
of doubtful stuff for five dollars per.
Patrons of long standing can still get
a well wanted shot of hootch for 40
cents at the old stands. But that is
simply another way of saying that
New York is dry. Once a well tuned
man did not win even a glance on the
streets, unless he was trying to dive
under a street car or sing "Sweet
Marie." Now every one smiles at him.
"There's a long dry spell coming,"
the smiles seem to say.
Now and then a moonshine still is
discovered in some tenement. But
there are not enough moonshiners to
allay the prevalent aridity, not to
speak of the fact that the neighbors
usually report a stillhouse to the
health department as being a prob
able manufactory of Morocco leath
er. While as for the home brewed
budge you have read about:
"I've made that stuff," a friend
told me, "and two glasses of it would
send me down Bleecker street yell
ing 'Abasso D'Annunzio.' It certain
ly has the punch. But no ,one can
drink it. It doesn't taste right."
Oh yes. The city's dry.-The State
Most laxatives and cathartics af
ford only temporary relief and i
should be used only for that purpose.
When you want permanent relief
take Chamberlain's Tablets and he .
careful to observe the directions with J
each package. These tablets not only .
move the bowels, but improve the ap
petite and strengthen the digestion,
erally respond to this appeal of the
Mrs. Otis Mobley of Heath Springs .
is here visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Peak. |<
We Have the Merchandise
It matters not what you need for the family, we have it in a large assortment
to select from. We are showing goods in every department that were bought
early, and we can save every customer money.
We call especial attention to our line of
Boys' and Men's Clothing
We have never shown a more complete stock. A large shipment of
Stetson Hats Just Received
The Very Latest Style?
We are showing a beautiful assortment of
Ladies' Skirts, Waists, Tailored Suits, Cloaks and Sweaters
Just what you need for the cold weather that will soon be upon us. Come in
to see us. We can save you money in every purchase.
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Grate Bars, Pumps, Pipe, Valves and
Fittings, Injectors, Belting, Packing
Hose, etc. Cast every day.
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