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Y ALL UNDER CONTRIBUTION
Persian Dervishes Demand Alms as a
Right, and Simple People Read
ily Give Up.
j A feature of Persian life which IIlus
trates the simple and superstitious
nature of the people of the mideast is
.their tolerance of the dervishes. These
?weird, gypsylike beggars infest the
cities and annoy the village folk in
passing from one place to another, ac
cording to their vows of itinerancy.
These are not the whirling dervishes
of circus fame. Whirling would be too
energetic a form of worship for the
members of this most ancient leisure
Sass. Their greatest exertion consists
ef walking slowly and blowing a horn
.to announce their presence.
I The? dervish of Persia is known by
his begging bowl, conical cap, animal
'skin cape and club. The weapon,
which is usually A 1 ick driven through
[with nails, is carried conspicuously.
lit fact, lt seems unpleasantly ready
for us? when its owner calmly de
mands tribute, it is true that there
'is small danger of its use, even if
[elms are refused, but a refusal how
fever polite and apologetical, is sure to
larouse the wrath of the dervish. His
;vocabuIary may be unintelligible, but
the menning of his threats and proph
ecies is usually understood. Fellow
'citizens of the dervish tribe prefer to
'make a gift at any cost in order to
avoid having the wrath of heaven
?called down upon them in the masterly
language of an experienced heaven in
The dervish makes himself useful to
the community honored by his pres
ence by telling fortunes and stories,
ireciting prayers, selling charms and
leven curing the sick by blowing his
sacred breath on them-all in return
ifor which he turns over to his chief
jafter deducting a living wage.
GIVEN NAMES OF PRESIDENTS
Historical Appellations Bestowed on
Summits of Mountain Range in
. Heretofore when one spoke of the
presidential range everyone - every
New Englander, at least-knew, with
out further particularizing, that Mount
Washington and Its attendant summits
was the subject, writes Allen Cham
berlain in the Boston Evening Tran
j Henceforth one must needs be more
I specific, since during the last year a
Irival presidential range has appeared
on the map in Vermont. That region,
hitherto generally spoken of as the
Bread Loaf Mountain section, lying
between Middlebury gap and the Lin
coln-Warren pass, was but little
known, except in its southerly portion,
until the Green Mountain club men
ran their Skyline trail through. They
found there a maze of unnamed sum
mits grouped as In council, and seem
ingly worthy of being recognized as
Individuals of distinction.
Just north of these heights Is the
rugged mass whose summits have been
known for more than half a century as
iMounts Abraham and Lincoln. Quite
?naturally the idea of a new presiden
tial range arose and, with great parti
san restraint, four of the neighboring
?mountains were therefore named
iMount Grant, Mount- Grover Cleve
land, Mount Roosevelt and Mount
Poisoned by Ink.
Behind the scenes at the Globe the
ater, where, to the delight of all play
goers, Miss Violet Vanbrugh has scor
ed another wonderful success in
?"Trimmed in Scarlet," the famous ac
tress told me this amusing story of her
"We were playing 'Romeo and Jul
iet' on tour," she said, "and one night
lo the poison scene, Juliet found her
self without a phial. The audience
was waiting, and in despair she
snatched an ink-bottle from the stage
carpenter, and gasping 'Is it empty?'
"But when the hapless lady raised
the bottle to her lips and tipped lt
downwards, a stream of ink descended
over her chin and down her white
dress. The house yelled at fhe comi
cal sight."-London Tit-Bits.
No More Shiny Domes.
After the wonders which we have
seen worked for the soldiers who suf
fered disfigurement during the war,
lt is not surprising that plastic sur
geons are turning their attention to
Improving civilians also. Ugly noses,
projecting ears, harelips and all sorts
of other obstacles to good looks will
probably be easily corrected in the
not-far-away future. The most in
teresting thing along this line which
has been recently discovered is that
no one neud suffer from baldness any
more. By grafting a piece of skin
from some part of the head where i
hair is still growing onto the bald
patch, a new covering is said to be
5 Fiji Fashions,
j Mr. R. W. Dalton, in his report of
the trade of the Fiji islands, says:
I "Shirts are gradually gaining in popu
larity among the Fijians. All kinds
of soft tennis shirts with collar and
pocket or collar and two pockets sell
freely. These shirts are usually worn
?for dressy occasions, when the na
j fives are gene'rally clothed in white
?or cream. There is an increasing de
Jmand for khaki shorts and trousers.
.The shorts are either plain or with
?bnckle knees and are being worn, by
IFljian 'ten beneath or instead of p
?loin cloth. There Is also a large sale
fj? railway* of the United f&ajn .*? -ore than onr-thinj,
< ' ^??T* sxirly one - half, of al) the railways of the world. They
.?fiy-, carry a yearly traffic so much greater than that of "iM^T"^
^ /M-v.- any other country that there is really no basis for compare ? ??. ". . ,
son. Indeed, the traffic of any two nations may be com- ' . -.V
.**'J<?1N??' B'oed. and still it docs not approach the commerce of .,'
j st'' - ,!??V?P"" America borne upon American railways. ' '. "* *
-UaUi? SUM? ttn?t*r Cuantas.
?? Ask Any Doughboy Who .?>
Was "Over There" ?f
^ and he will tell you that American railroads are ?
the best in the world.
He saw the foreign roads - in England and
France, the best in Europe - and in other Con
tinental countries - and he knows.
The part railroads have played in the develop
ment of the United States is beyond measure.
American railroads have achieved high stand
ards of public service by far-sighted and courage
ous investment of capital, and by the constant
striving of managers and men for rewards for work
We have the best railroads in the world - we
must continue to have the best.
But they must grow.
To the $20,000,000,000 now invested in our
railroads, there will have to be added in the next
few years, to keep pace with the nation's business,
Dillions more for additional tracks, stations and
terminals, cars and engines, electric power houses
and trains, automatic signals, safety devices, the
elimination of grade crossings - and for recon
struction and engineering economies that will re
duce the cost of transportation.
To attract to the railroads in the future the. in
vestment funds of many thrifty citizens, the direct
* ing genius of the most capable builders and man
agers, and the skill and loyalty of the best work
men - in competition with other industries bid
ding for capital, managers and men - the railroad
industry must hold out fair rewards to capital, to
managers and to the men.
American railroads will continue to set world
standards and adequately serve the Nation's needs
if they continue to be built and operated on the
American principle of rewards for work well done.
?/h& adiwtiAmwit IA publ?lied byiht
?l^ocia?iori vfSlcdhxxuj ^cemtwed,
Those desiring information concerning tke railroad t?u
aiion may obtain literature hy writing to The Associa
tion of Railway Executives, 61 Broadway, New York.
Do You Enjoy Your Meals.
If you do not enjoy your meals
your digestion is faulty. Eat moder
ately, especially of meats, masticate
your food thoroughly. Let five hours
elapse between meals and take one
of Chamberlain's Tablets immediate
ly after supper and you will soon find
your meals to be a real pleasure.
I hereby give notice that I posi
tively forbid hunting, fishing and
all omer form of trespassing upon
all lands I control. All who fail to
heed this notice will be prosecuted
under the law, without exception.
JQHN P. MEALING.
Ail persons are hereby warned
nOt to hunt or trespass in anyway
On lands owned or controlled by
me. This means that you'are asked
off and gentlemen willdO it.
G. T. S wea ringen.
Notice is hereby given that hunt
ing, fishing and- trespassing in every
manner is hereby forbidden on my
lands in Colliers, Collins and Moss
Townships. All persons who fail to
heed this notice will be prosecuted
under the law, without exception.
J. T. GRIFFIS.
FOR SALE: Blue stem May wheat
for seed. "Apply to
A. H. CORLEY.
FOR SALE: At the Prescott place,
one.ten-year old, 1,300-pound mule
for $275.00; one four-year-old mule,
home raised for $235.00.
H. T. MEDLOCK,
Greenwood, S. C.
H. B. Youngblood at the Plantation,
Modoc, S. C.
All persons owning property oi
any kind whatsoever, or in any capa
city, as husband, guardian, exeo^itor
administrator or trustees are requir
ed to make returns of the same to the
'Audi ..or under oath within the time
mentioned below and the Auditor is
required by law to add a penalty of
50 per cent to all property that is not
returned on or before the 20th day
of February in any year.
All male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed taxable
polls. The 50 per cent penalty will be
added for failure to make returns.
For the convenience of tax payers,
ll or my representative will be at the
following appointed places on the
dates mentioned to receive tax re
Ropers, Thursday, January 15th.
Thurmond's Store, Friday 16th.
Colliers, Saturday, 17th.
Red Hill, Monday 19.
W. R. E. Winn's Store, Tuesday,
Cleora, Wednesday, 21st.
Pleasant Lane, Thursday, 22nd.
Meeting Street, Friday, 23rd.
Johnston, Tuesday 27th.
Herin's Store, Wednesday 28th.
Trenton, Thursday 29th.
The office will be open to receive
returns from first day of January till
the 20th 'day of February 1920, as
prescribed by law.
J. R. TIMMERMAN,
Auditor, E. C. S. C.
This is to notify the public that I
forbid hunting and all other forms of
trepassing on my lands. Those who
disregard this notice will be punished
as provided by law. I do not! except
I C. L. TURNER.
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Grateful for Large Patronage
We desire to express our gratitude for the very
generous business which the people of Edgefield
have given us for the year 1919, and we shall
endeavor to merit a continuance of their patron
age for 1920. lt shall be our policy in future as
in the past to sell dependable merchandise at a
living or reasonable profit.
We wish all of our friends a
happy and prosperous New Year
Dorn & Mims
Buy now and be prepared for the
early planting of
(Crimson and White)
Onion Sets Lawn Grassea
and all other seeds
Notice of Final Settlement and
Application for Discharge.
Notice is hereby given to all Kin
dred, Creditors or Parties interested
therein, that I, J. Roper Moss, as Ad
ministrator of the estate of T. J.
Boothe, late of said County and
State, deceased, will make a full and
FINAL return and SETTLEMENT
in re said estate on January the 5th,
1920 at ll o'clock a. m., in the office
of W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge,
at Edgefield, S. C., and any and all
of said kindred, creditors or parties
interested therein are hereby notified
to present any and all claims, duly at
tested, or to set up any and all
rights therein, at said time and
place, as required by law, or to be
barred forever thereafter.
Said parties being hereby notified
that I shall apply unto said Probate
Court at said time and place for fi
nal discharge as said Administrator i
of said estate.
J. ROPER MOSS,
Administrator of estate of said T. J.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Edgefield.
All of the aforesaid kindred, cred
itors or parties interested are hereby
notified to show cause before me at
my office at Edgefield, S. C., on said
5th day of January 1920 at ll
o'clock a .m., why said order of dis
charge should not be granted unto
the said J. Roper Moss, as administra
tor of estate of said Tr J. Boothe,
deceased, as above set forth.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P., E. C., S. C.
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