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A Timely Article.
On an important subject, as there
has been a great need for some time
especially for the next few months,
of a modern hotel for Edgefield, and
.as the committee of the Dixie High
way Hotel report that their plans are
about to fall through, unless they can
raise sufficient funds to start work
on the new hotel, ami they have al
ready started another drive among
the citizens -"nd merchants in order
to raise the necessary funds to erect
the hotel. In calling on the merchants
of the town to subscribe they were
of the opinion that the merchants
should have given more than they
did. But pause and let us look at the
merchants' point-of view of this im
portant question, which concerns him
self (especially shoes and clothing
..merchants more than it does most of
:its citizens). I
Of late there has been an enor
mous amount of their trade carried
to Augusta, Columbia and other larg
er cities, and unless a campaign of
"Trade at home and help build up
your own town" is started soon there
won't be any need of a hotel at all,
as any one knows that nearly half of
the revenue of a hotel is derived
from commercial travelers, and the
other half from store room rent,
which, would have a "For Sale" sign
in them unless the citizens of the
'Town stand behind the merchants in
their efforts to build up the town, j
Does the merchant need the support
of its citizens? It certainly does, for.
look what the merchant has done for
their town; contributed to the flag
pole and two flags thereon, service
flag and band, school entertainments, j
Lyceums and Chautauquas. And
other enterprises were gotten up
with the aid of the merchants who
gave willingly for these things which
are the life of the town.
For a while Edgefield seemed to be
on its running legs, and was trying
to get somewhere, with the prospects
of a Hospital, Bank, Water Works
and Sewerage, but for the time being
something has brought things to a
stand still. The Hospital is reported
as fallen through, the Hotel as being
shaky, but the Bank, Water Works
and Sewerage are assured. The real J
estate transactions seem to be less ,
lively than they were some time agc.
Will it be hard co meec the taxes of
the water works and sewerage j
bonds? It will unless the citizens of
this ?own find out what is holding it
back and remedy the cause.
Another word while on the sub
ject, if the buying public could be
educated into the habit of spending
their cash at home, and stop trying
to build some other city a hotel, why
there would be nothing to it but that
the local merchants would build a
hotel and an office building besides,
because they would know that they
could afford to do so as thi trade of
the town demanded it, and if one
could travel a bit he would find this
true. Take New York, Chicago and
other large cities which are trade
centers, look at these. What is true
of a large place applies to a small
This is not written as a whine of a
merchant who doesn't think that he
is getting the trade due him. No, be
cause he would not be a merchant if
he wasn't rendering service of some
kind, as stores of today have to be
alive as to the needs of the buying
public or it doesn't exist. But back to
the point: One merchant can't make
or brdak a town, and if he can't make
his living there he moves elsewhere
to do it.
So all in all, this hotel must surely
be built, or we just as well hang
crepe on the town, but to make it a
paying proposition is a job.
Edgefield, S. C.
Most laxatives and cathartics af
ford only temporary relief and
should be used only for that purpose.
When you want permanent relief
take Chamberlain's Tablets and be
careful to observe the directions with
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.
Notice of Sale.
I will sell at auction before the
Court House at Edgefield Thursday,
December ll, 1919, at two 6'clock
p. m., the house and lot on Mims
Avenue in the town of Johnston,
South Carolina, which is a part of
the estate of Mrs. E. S. Ivey, deceas
ELEANOR R. SCHNELL,
Peter's "Diamond Brand shoes are
arriving daily. We also have on hand
a complete line of the famous Walk
Over shoes. The prices are right.
|Wheat Embargo Will be Lifted
I New York, Nov. 21-Embargoes
on wheat and wheat flour will be lift
ed December 15, it was announced
by the United States Grain corpora
tion here late today.
Lifting of embargoes on both ex
ports and imports followed the action
of President Wilson in Washington
today in signing a proclamation com
pletely terminating the embargo con
trol which has been in effect for
more than two years.
I Control over embargoes first was
exercised by the war trade board to
protect the supplies of wheat and
wheat flour for the allies. Later con
trol was taken over by Julius H
Barnes, wheat director under the
wheat guarantee bill.
I Discussing the lifting of the em
bargo, Mr. Barnes said:
"This is one step in the necessary
reconstruction of trade facilities
broken by the war, which must func
tion when the grain corporation
teminates its three years' work.
While ocean transportation condi
tions and also disorganized interna
tional finance will probably prevent
free trading between merchants of
the various countries for some time,
it is expected that, step by step, in
ternational trade may be reknitted
in the usual channels. Until this is
fully accomplished the grain corpo
ration will continue to sell from its
stocks of wheat and wheat flour the
foreign trade that is not supplied
under private business initiative.
"This release of embargo also per
mits Canadian wheat and wheat flour
to enter American markets free of
duty under rulings of the customs
service. It is expected that this will
greatly enlarge the United States
supply of spring wheat flour which
are favorites in the baking trade and
which, because of the partial crop
failure in the riorthwest this year,
have been relatively light in supply."
Mr. Barnes also states that the
sales of the grain corporation from
its accumulated stocks, largely in
Western markets to American mills,
under its advertised offer effective
yesterday have amounted to about
30,000,000 bushels. He added that
mills in all sections how are amply
supplied with wheat, though some
particular qualities of wheat are rel
atively in light supply.
A Good Cough Medicine for Children
Mrs. J. W. Phillips, Redon, Ga.,
phoned to J. M. Floyd, the merchant
ther4?, for a bottle of Chamberlain's
Cougii Remedy and said she had
bought a bottle of it at his store re
cently and that it was doing her chil
dren so much good that she wanted
to keep up the treatment. You will
find nothing better for coughs and
colds in children or for yourself. It
keeps the cough loose, expectoration
easy and soon frees the system from
All persons holding claims against
the estate of Cleveland K. Johnson,
deceased, are requested to present
them duly attested to the under
signed; and all persons indebted to
said estate are requested to make
payment of the same to the under
signed at Trentor, S. C.
ANDREW C. YONCE,
All persons ave hereby forbidden
to hunt or trespass in any manner
whatsoever upon the lands of the un
dersigned. AU who fail to heed this
notice will be prosecuted under the
E. P. Arthur,
Ed Anderson, Jr.,
Simmons Ridge Society.
J. H. CANTELOU
Attorney at Law
Will Practice in All Court?.
Office Over Store
REYNOLDS & PADGETT
Telephone No 103.
Foundry, Machine, Boiler
Works and Mill Supply
?Cotton Oil, Gin, Saw, Grist, Cane,
Shingle Mill, Machinery Supplies and
Repairs, Shafting, Pulleys, Hangers,
Grate Bars, Pumps, Pipe, Valves and
Fittings, Injectors, Belting, Packing
Hose, etc. Cast every day.
GASOLINE AND KEROSENE
Pumping, Wood Sawing and Feed
There can be no doubt
as to the merit of Cardui,
the woman's tonic, in
the treatment of many
troubles peculiar to
women. The thousands
of women who have been
helped by Cardui in the
past 40 years, is conclu
sive proof that it is a
good medicine for women
who suffer. It should
help you, too.
The Woman's Tonic
Mrs. N. E. Varner, of
Hixson, Tenn., writes:
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my suffering indescriba
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and where I hurt, about
all over. I think ... I
began Cardui, and my
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until Twas cured. I am
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woman 64 years of age.
1 do all my housework."
Try Cardui, today. E-76
Treasurer's Notice. -
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the 15th day of October,
1919, to the 15th day of March,
All taxes shall he due and payable
between the 15th day of October,
1919, and December 31st, 1919.
That when taxes charged shall not |
be paid by December 31.t, 1919, 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, 1920, the Coun
ty Auditor will proceed to add two
per cent, and five per cent, addition
al, from the 1st of March to the 15th
of March, after which time all un
paid taxes will be collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1919
are as follows:
For State purposes_.-\9
For Ordinary County^
For Special County_- S
For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Antioch -1- 4
For Bacon School District_10
For Blocker _. 2
For Blocker-Limestone_ 4
For Colliers_ 4
For Flat Rock_:_' 8
For Oak Grove_ 3
For Red Hill. 6
For Edgefield._ 8
For Elmwood No. 8_2
Fer Elmwood No. 9-_ 2
For Elmwood No. 30_ 2
For Elmwood L. C.._ 3
For Hibler_ 3
For Meriwether (Gregg)_ 2
For Moss_ 3
For Brunson School_ 4
For Ropers_ 2
For Shaw _ 4
For Sweetwater _ 4
For Talbert_ 2
For Wards _. 2
For Wards No. 33_ 4
For Blocker R. R. (portion) - 15
For Elmwood R. R. (portion)_15
For Johnston R. R._ 3
For Pickens R. R._;_ 3
For Wise R. R. _. 3
For Corporation_ ll
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and 60 years, ex
cept those exempt by law, are liable
to a poll tax of One Dollar each. A
capital 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 $2.00 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.
J. L. PRINCE,
Co. Treas. E. C.
We carry a large stock of Men's
and young men's suits. You can se
cure your choice at the lowest possi
False Rumor Corrected.
The impression is out that we are
not booking any more orders for
Ford cars. This is a mistake. Place
your order with us NOW and it will
be filled in its turn. Better place or
der now for a 1920 Spring car.
YONCE .& MOONEY.
Tv L1.1> tf (TI E. .
No matter whether you come to
buy, meet a friend, or wait for a
car, you are welcome to our s^ore
Prescriptions and Sick Room Supplies
Are Specialties of Ours
Always the first consideration in
the goods we carry in stock
If you cannot come to the store
We Deliver Goods Promptly
H. C. MITCHELL PHARMACY
Edgefield, South Carolina
If you anticipate the erection of a
Marble or Granite Monument, mark
cir or Headstone, it will be to your
fventage to consult US.
Splendid assortment finished mon
uments ready for lettering.
?Workmanship and materials first
ass,'pricers reasonable. , i
Granite copings, Iron fencing, etc.
S. R. KELLY & SON,
Lumber for Sale
My saw mill is located on the Five
Notch road near Cedar Grove church,
and I have lumber to sell from the
the yard or can cut it any dimensions
tvhen bill is furnished. Better buy
while you can get it.
H. H. Sanders
Invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC.drives out
Malaria.enriches the blood, builds up the system.
A true Tonic For adults and children. 50c
STOCK FOR SALE.
We have just received a car
load of Kentucky mares and
mules, the right kind of stock
at thex right prices. Our Motto:
"Fair dealing, quick sales and
We solicit your patronage
and guarantee satisfaction.
QUARLES & BODDIE,
Cl eora, S. C.
At the Will Vance Place.
Say, what about that Ford of
yours that needs repairs-did you
know that we are specializing on
YONCE & MOONEY.
All persons will take notice that
hunting and trespassing in every
form upon my land is hereby forbid
den. All trespassers will be prosecu
ted under the law, without exeption.
S. L. JOHNSON.
carefully examined and
glasses properly fitted for
all errors of sight which
glasses will correct.
GEORGE F. HMS
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Don't forget that we are special
izing on Fords only.
YONCE & MOONEY.
United States Kailroad Administration
Director General of Kailroads
Arrival and Departure of Passenger Trains
Edgefield, South Carolina
Southern Railroad Lines
6:55 a. m._Trenton and Columbia_._.9:45 a. m
8:40 a. m.Trenton and Augusta_.7:50 a. m.
10:40 a. m._Trenton, Aiken, Augusta, Columbia,
Washington and New York..-._2:00 p. m.
8:05 p. m_-._.Trenton, Columbia and Augusta.9:00 p. m.
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