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SEE VALUE OF MOTOR TRUC*
French Business Men Realize Th a
Their System of Freight Transpor
tation ls Obsolete.
That the war brought to France ni
object lesson In the utility of tnt
motortruck as a means of freigln
transportation appears In plans now
tinder way to develop a long haul
system. It ls hoped thereby to quicken
the movement of goods and lessee
the Impatience of varions business
interests with the slowness of rail
way and waterway traffic. The prac
ticability of the motortruck as a
freight carrier was a revelation to
Frenchmen of business who had de
pended in normal times on what would
be held an abnormally slow service.
From Havre to Paris by boat means
often a journey of at least three
months, and at the quickest, which
requires special arrangement with the
government, takes about four weeks.
Commenting on railroad transporta
tion between Paris and the seaports,
a Paris business man ls reported as
saying that from Havre one must ex
pect a delay of one or two months,
from Bordeaux a delay of two or
three months, and that "when goods
for Paris reach Marseilles they stay
there." The humorous exaggeration
Illustrates the condition which ls
turning Frenchmen to the hopeful
project of long hauls by motortrucks,
a solution which will probably de
velop because the nation is already
provided with excellent roads.
REMINDED HER OF SALMON
American Traveler In Europe Con
, fesses She Would Have Welcomed
." N Dish Once Despised.
1 Elisabeth Fraser, a ' traveler and
writer, was talking at a diplomatic re
ception in Paris about her recent ex
periences in Vienna.
"It is difficult said Miss Fraser, "to
satisfy one's hunger there, even, at
hotels that cost $15 a day.
"Eating my unappetizing dish of
hashed turnips, which frequently com
posed'the principal dish of the menu.
I thought regretfully of the salmon I
once disdained on a Canadian trip."
Miss Fraser laughed.*
"I was traveling in the back coun
try of Canada, where salmon-boiled,
broiled, in salad, creamed, as cutlets
-figured at every meal and became
" Ts there nothing else for break
fast? I asked the hotelkeeper one ?
morning as a whole fish and pot of
mustard was put before me.
"'Nothing else?' the man exclaimed.
'.Why, there's salmon enough there
foi six, ain't there?'
"Tes,' I admitted, 'but I do not
i " 'Well, then,' my host replied curt
ly, fire Into the mustard.'"
Retrieving Barbed Wire.
The problem of retrieving the burled
and broken barbed wire on the bat:
tlefields of Flanders and northern
France is being tackled by the British
war office salvage committee, and a
machine for the purpose has been in
vented and built which ls thus de
One truck and trailer carries the
whole of the plant, which can wort
on the most uneven ground. A stout
wire- rope with a number of hooks ls
worked by a winch. As the barbed
wire is drawn up lt passes through
two sets of rollers, and the salved met
al appears In blocks from one foot to
18 inches square, and weighing from
70 to 80 pounds. For smelting it sells
for about $25 a tun. The staff In
charge of the scheme thinks that there
are 100,000 tons that can be removed,
and If that ls the aggregate weight tl ?
cost of the 40 outfits said to have been
ordered shuold be amply justified.
Ye Old-Time Telephone Girl.
-"Time, was before the experts came
ilong, and, in vulgar business parlance,
sold efficiency* to the telephone com
panies, when the telephone was a real
?onvenlence," John Ambruster relates
n Everybody's. "The historic in
?tance of a lady who rang up central
md said : T am just stepping over to
Irs. Brewsters' for a few minutes to
ret her doughnut recipe-she's Main
27--and I'll leav the receiver off so
ou can hear If the baby cries and let
ae know.' In nay home town we used
o ask central where the fire was and
rho was dead and did she think there
^as any mail for us."
Nine Monthi on Warship.
A'u?v?l mao, home on leave, was dls
asslng'EAWfi Jellicoe's tribute to all
inks wno fought at Jutland, and,he
?vealed what seems to the lower deck
ie highest form of heroism.
It was not the fighting, not the anx
>us watching day and night-that ls
?hat a naval man ls there for, he
"I've been 10 years In the navy, but
1 you'd ever told me before the war
iat I should ever have lived for nine
tooths on board ship without a break.
should have dropped dawn dead," he
aid. "But I've Just done it," he add
Merely Breach of Discipline.
An air cadet In England recently
wooped down toward a country road
rblle practicing diving and stmck a
anl?ge In which two convalescent
fficers were driving. Both officers
?.ere killed. When the cadet was put
n trial the defense set up the plea
bat there had been no such culpable
egllgence as would justify a verdict
f manslaughter, although the pilot had
oromltted a breach of discipline in
lying low over the road. The cadet
? GM. SCOUTS BATTLE
TO MAKE PRICES DRC
? Nany Troop? in Thi? Stats Aro Int?
ested In Deferred Spending Plan
Outlined by National Director.
i More than seventy thousand Gi
Scouts, according to an announc
ment made recently at National Gi
Scout headquarters, 189 Lexingt<
Avenue, New York, have adopted tl
principle of deferred spending as
means of combating hysterical prie
of the present day and "doing th?
bit" to help put the nation on a st
ble economic basis. Instead of spem
ing ?il of the money that they eal
or get from parents as gifts or alloy
anees, hundreds of these patriot
girls in each of the eighty-three loo
councils throughout the United Stat?
are investing in Treasury Savinf
Certificates and War Savings Stamp
obtainable at the majority of bani
and trust companies, or at local pos
Sooth Carolina Giri Scout Troor
interested in this announcement ai
as follows: Andrews, Miss Franc?
Pegram, captain; Columbia, Mis
Adele Minehan, Miss Neal Than
Mrs. A. T. Gibbs, captains; Troop :
Estille, Mrs. D. Lewis Husbands, cap
tain; Graniteville, Miss Attie Phillip!
captain; Troop 1, Greer, Mrs. J. Poi
ter Bailes, captain; Hardecville, Mis
Dreka Wilder, captain; Heat
Springs, Miss Aim? Van Landinghan
captain; Newberry, Miss Blanche Da
vidson, captain; TYoop 1, Pickens
Mrs. L. C. Thorpley, captain; Ridg
Spring, Mrs. Jerrold Watson, captain
Troop 1, Rock Hill, Miss Sara Mar
cum, captain; Saluda, Mrs. Colo]
Wise, captain; Spartanburg, Mis:
Marjorie Potwin, captain; Trenton
Mrs". Lola Eidson, captain.
"One of the ten Scout laws is tha
a* Girl Scout must be thrifty," say?
Mrs. Jane Deeter Rippin, national di
rector of Girl Scouts. "This meani
that a Scout must avoid all ?seles:
waste of every kind, must be carefu
when spending her money and mus?
always remember that she shoulc
save every penny that she can invesl
in a safe manner. This habit of sav
ing, if practiced regularly in youth,
will make for better womanhood and
will also give to the Girl Scout a sur
plus in time of need.
"Reports coming into National Giri
Scout headquarters shew that the
idea behind the government's "work
and save" movement appeals to Giri
Scouts. They like the Treasury Sav
ings Certificates, for they are forward
looking giris. That the investment
now sf $82.49 mean? the return ia
January, 1925, of $100, with the
money meanwhile absolutely safe
guarded from loss through accident
qr theft, shows them that the certifi
cate is -sound. And where are the
girls of America who do not hav?
dream? of the days in the near fu
ture? Some want to give a present
to their mothers; some wish to sar?
for a trip; others desire to start a
fund for educational purposes. The??
?re only a few of the many reasons
prompting girls to save and to invest
now in government securities."
What We? Did.
Wes Whittle, a teamster down in
Lowell, Ark., was so patriotic during
:he fall of 1918, before the Hun wai
inally vanquished, that he put a
nortgage on his team and wagon for
189 and bought War Savings Stamps
n his desire to do his duty by the
foverament. Some thought Wes was
toing more than his financial strength
rarranted. But he juit went down
nto the woods, cut up fuel and sold
t and the mortgage was soon lifted,
iow Wes is buying more stamps, be
muse he realizes their value and finds
te can ?ave.
Crew Demanded Stomps.
Clean up day on the battleship New
.ney mean? s?m?thing more than
?rd werk to the gobs on beard that
raft. It means a decided addition te
be ship's fund that is drawing inter
?t in th? form ef War Savings
tamps. While the war ship was
nchored in Boston harbor recently,
bo crew gathered np all the obsolet?
alp's mt mg-s, east off jumpers and
ther clothing, becks and papen and '
ragkt eut a junk dealer. The dealer
'as willing to pay cash for the junk
Sering bat the crew demanded pay
tent in War Savings Stamps and got
;. All condemned nate rial on board
i being carefully stored away in
reparation for another clean np.
, Must Werk and Save.
As a portion of its campaign
gainst nigh pria?, th? National As
Dciation ef Credit Men has directed
letter lo each member, declaring
Ut tho remedy necessary to change
resent conditions reit? in increased
reduction and stimulation of par
sifal laving?. The letter was sent
trough J. H. Tregoe, secretary and
reaaurer of th? organization.
Members of the association
uroughout the country have been ex
mding hearty co-operation to the
aringa Division of the Treasury De
artment to popularize thrift .
hrough the ?ale of government sav- j
jgs securities sueh as Thrift and -
(Tar Savings Stamps and Treasury
iippety top to the Qorernment shof I
To bnj & War air ines 9 tamp toady; <
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E: J: JNORRIS, Agent-_
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ield. Apply to
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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 be due and payable
between the 15th day of October,
1919, and December 31st, 1919.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December Si 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:
F?-State purposes- 9
For Ordinary County- 7
For Special County_ 3
For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Antioch _ 4
For Bacon School District_10
For Blocker_ 2
For Blocker-Limestone 1- 4
For Colliers_ 4
For Flat Rock_ 8
For Oak Grove_ 3
For Red Hill -._. 6
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 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
aay road tax.
. J. L. PRINCE,
Co. Treas. E. C.
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our 1920 Fertilizers
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