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TO MY CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS OF EDGEFIELD COUNTY:
I buy corn and oats on Nashville and ' Memphis
markets in car lots, hay on St. Louis and Cincinnati
markets, flour from the mills, alfalfa and feed from
the mills and in car lots. I have a car of each rolling
and I haven't ware house room for it. When it arrives
I will sell some of it cheap.
You people who have that class of stuff to buy, it
would save you money to see me and place your order.
I will notify you on arrival of cars as they come in and
can move it from the car to your wagon. In that way it
will be cheaper for you.
I saved the people of Saluda and Edgefield coun
ties lots of money in 1917 that way. 1 sell more grocer
ies and feed stuffs than any one man in Edgefield
county and the rail road record will show it. If you
haven't the money to buy this stuff, it would pay you
to borrow it, because the interest will not amount to
anything like the difference in price later. Price the
stuff any where from Augusta to Columbia. Call or
phone me and I will sell you. I make money and you
will save money, because I have the stuff'bought and
the markets have gone with me.
I also have about one hundred tons nitrate soda
left that I can sell at a profit and not touch it. Would .
rather distribute it ir his territory because we have
got to use soda to get ahead of the boll weevil. I will
sell this soda April and May shipments, not less than
ten ton lots, that the smallest car can be shipped bill
of lading attached. See me for prices.! I have sold my
Now, we have three good banks here in Edgefield,
so come early, see the banker first ' t new check.
Money talks ! Have what you want to ~,uy on the end of
your tongue and we can dispatch the business and get
home before night.
Without the money it would be useless to see me.
I haven't time to credit. The High Cost of Living will
catch me if I go to selling this class of stuff on credit.
As to the banks-if you can't make it at Edgefield, it
is only a thirty-minute drive to Johnston. I have at my
command, three self starting Fords and one Buick, If
you can't make a touch down with one of those six
banks, you might as well blow off your dogs, and if you
are walking, I will send you home free of charge.
' T notice by the papers that there is a Board of
Commerce just organized here. I am not a member,
but am gY ! to see them try to boost the old town. I
have br driving over this country for ten years at my
own .nse, boosting all I could.- I spend as much
mor ?ind time boosting as any member, trying to buy
st' and keep prices attractive so we can get the peo
pie here, for without them we can't do business.
Now, Mr. Board of Commerce, I will tell, you one
of the first things I want you,to help me do and-that is,
get one or two cotton buyers that have export connec
tion,' so we will have a cotton market here to compete
with Johnston, Saluda, Greenwood, McCormick or any
cross road place, where you can get more for cotton
than you can here.
I don't blame the people at Pleasant Lane, Meet
ing Street, Rehoboth and Collier from going to Augus
ta, Greenwood, Saluda, Johnston, McCormick, Plum
( Branch, because they get more for their cotton. Then
what happens? They get their groceries and every
thing else they want, and we merchants are suffering
from it. We haven't any territory to draw from at
Edgefield only North and West. If we let Saluda, Mc
cormick, Greenwood and Johnston take, them, what
are we going to do ? As all oj: you know it's very little
we get four miles below Edgefield. I go to all those
towns above mentioned every week and I see just what
is going on, streets full of wagons, loaded with cotton,
people hauling out groceries by the load. I sell mer
chants in all these towns and sell lots more than I do
in Edgefield village, and I sell as much at Edgefield as
any travelling man that comes here in my line. I see
people at Greenwood, Saluda, McCormick and John
ston that used to do business in Edgefield with the
banks and merchants. They ask me what cotton is
worth at Edgefield. I tell them that I left before the
cotton market, opened. Then they say, "What was it
worth yesterday?" and I tell them I don't keep up with
the cotton market that I am selling feed stuff and flour.
I always find out what they are giving for cotton by the
time I hit a town.
Now Gentlemen, come, let's get some e?port cot
ton buyers here next season and bring some cotton, or
at least hold, what is in our territory.
I like to see these other towns do good business.
We are not after their business, just want to hold ours.
These people in other towns are all my friends, custom
ers. As I said, I sell more stuff to them than I do at
Edgefield because they sell more stuff.
Boiled down to the last analysis, every man thinks
more of his.own interests than he does of the other fel
low's, which is right, so we all must think more about
helping first, our own town and business interests. I
will pay my part to help get these cotton buyers if we
have to pay them to come, or if necessary, I will board
one free of charge from September 1st until May 1st.
I have been doing business with some of the best
business men in Edgefield county, have their account.
Booked them stuff when I saw a market going high and
have never carried them wrong on a market. I can
prove that by them. I can book them stuff today, write
them that I booked their account and they will say
"O. K. Tell why you did before seeing me?" They find
out why, because I didn't want the market to run away
with them. I have travelled and sold goods in Barn
well, Aiken, Hampton, Abbeville, McCormcik, Lin
colnton, (Ga.,) Greenwood, Saluda and Lexington,
and we have as good and as fair minded merchants in
Edgefield and Edgefield county as there are any where,
and when I call on them out in the county to sell them
goods in the fall of the year, I find ?them going to some
other town with cotton and when I talk with them they
say, "Well, I had rather come to Edgefield, but can
get more for my cotton elsewhere and I just bought my
goods there." I have other travelling friends here that
will tell you the same thing.
S. F. LOGAN, Edgefield, S. C.
Traffic-Via Waterways, Dirt
Roads and Rail Around Wash
P. 0. Box 100,
Indian Head, Md.,
January 14, 1920.
One mile below Indian Head, on
the Maryland side of the Potomac
where the grand old river winds in a
southerly direction, is an abrupt |
bluff. Standing on this bluff one com
mands a rare view of the Potomac
and the Virginia hills-far away. At
this point the river is seven miles
wide and at this writing, is frozen
over from bank to bank.
The setting sun's red skies cast a
similar hue over this scene which
well nigh reaches the sublime in na
The steamer line from Washington
via Norfolk to Baltimore cuts a road
way through this ice several times -a
week. Each steamer cuts its own
way for the gap freezes over before
the next ship follow in the trail. Pro
gress , is slow, but an iron bound
steamer on an ice bound water is like
a Ford bound car on an Edgefield
I made the trip from Indian Head
to Washington and return a few days
ago on the U. S. S. Moosehead, a dis
tance of seventy-five miles in seven
iSometimes the steamer became
jammed, then' she would back up
several feet and break the ice by ram
Out on the deck the wind blew a
little gale and the frigid ice drpps
lashed the steamers' sides and turned
to icicles as they fell.
The steamer was steam heated and
on the inside passengers sat around
with their wraps and overcoats off
enjoying the victrola and holiday
spirit and-prohibition spirit.
The state of Maryland boasts some
good roads without a brag. From
Washington to La Plata, a distnce of
twenty-five miles, there is a graded
dirt road with a firm foundation. Not
-so wide, but wide enough for two ve
hicles to pass with a safety margin.
When you consider the miles per
hour machines make over these roads
you will understand the "safety mar
You are running along in your lit
tle .flivver some thirty-five miles per
hour when along behind come trip
ping up some high powered car with ?
ja gentle .siren .asking for the right of
way. You give it, half the road, and
she slips by. But don't try to keep up
with it for your little Ford is unde
cided whether to keep on the ground
or take to the elements. The big car
rolls on at forty-five,, fifty and sixty
miles an hour and soon looks like a
speck in the distance. Though the
Maryland Motor Vehicle Laws say
thirty-five miles is the limit. This is
one of the regulations that is often
overridden. Maryland's Motor Ve
hicle laws are very stringent and
more or less obeyed-mostly more.
An operator's or chauffeur's li
cense is generally revoked if an acci
dent is caused by any carelessenss
on the driver's part. And only a few
dare to drive without a license for
the fine or penalty is heavy. Opera
tor's Licenses cost $2.25 and tags,
60c per horse power of car.
The turnpike from Washington to
Baltimore is in good condition, so are
her (Maryland's) other state roads.
Imagine yourself in the Union Sta
tion at Washington. Those of you
who have been there will recollect
? colossal dome which covers the '
waiting room, ticket offices and train
gates. But another story will cove/
this because it is the roads we're dis- '
cussing now. In Italy, all roads lead
to Rome and in the United States, all 1
roads lead to Washington, but if St.
Louis were wet the slogan would al- 1
The Pennsylvania rail road ha" : .
four-track bed-two tracks for !
freight and two tracks for mail, pas- 1
senger and express service. This line 1
has built up a wonderful reputation ]
and is known to its passengers as
the "Pennsy." Her engines leave the
station hourly and connect with all
stations north and west running di- ?
rect to Baltimore, Philadelphia and
New York. Also Pittsburg, St. Louis j
and many other big cities. The B.
and 0., takes in the saro?. citi?s. The
Southern, S. A. L., an A. C. L.,
connect with all points south and run
direct to seaport cities north of
S. B. TOWNES. j
FOR SALE: Five room house with
outbuildings and lot containing about
three acres adjoining High School in
the town of Trenton. Apply to .
LEILA B. LEPPARD, ,
14A West Baker Street, t
I have just received a car of cedar
?hingles worth $10.00 per thousand, i
E. S, JOHNSON.
Rev. Frank Weaver Gives
Mr. Editor: Please let me say a few
words through your valuable paper,
to the public, as a warning. In travel
ing over the country I see many
farms lying, in waste; this means
hunger to the eater. A great many
people are making a great mistake in
moving from the farm and going in
i he city for high wages. The far
i. .. is going to rule the world. God
told Adam to go and till the earth
for a living.
All of this high cost of living and
high wages remind me of Pharoah's
dream: he saw seven years of plenty
and seven years of famine, and when
the seven years of famine took place,
the seven years of plenty were for
gotten. All of this high cost of living
and all of this moving in towns
means starvation. Let everyone move
in town and everybody will have to
move out of town to the cemetery.
There are some people who are giv
ing the last drop of blood in their
veins just to stay in town. It was
said once upon a time that here was
an eagle that came down to earth
and caught a weasel and he was seen
soaring away on high, Out of sight he
went. After a short while he was
seen coming to earth faster i;han he
?vent, and when he fell he was as
iead as a board. The weasel had
irawn all the blood out of his body.
A hint to the wise: wake up and
stay on the farm. All of this high
:ost of living and high wages is just
;he beginning of sorrow. Wake up
people, and begin to think.
Yours for the cause,
REV. F. A. WEAVER.
\n Appeal For Charitable
We have organized a charitable
^id Institution over in Buncombe in
;he town of Edgefield. Its object is
;o help the poor old, worn-out people
md orphans, regardless of color. A
nan may have plenty of money but
;here comes a time in life when mon
;y will not answer the call. You will
?eed help otherwise. The Mount 'Ca
?aan Union and the Convention gave
ne fifteen dollars for this work
brough Prof. A. W. Nicholson and a
vhite friend gave me fifty. God bless
he cheerful giver.
REV. F. A. WEAVER, Mgr.
Keep an eye on Edgefield. Watch
YONCE & MOONEY.
"Notice to AH Ford Owners.
We have just received a supply of
application blanks from the State
Highway Commission for 1920 Auto
licenses. Drop in, bringing the num
ber of your car with you, and we
shall be glad to assist you in filling
out application blanks. .
YONCE & MOONEY
I am now prepared to do an / kind
of shop work, such as cabinet work
and upholstering. Will build your
door and window frames, sash, door,
or blinds. If you want anything in
this line will be glad to see you.
E. P. ARTHUR.
If you need anything in the* cabi
net mantel line, I can "furnish, com
plete with tiling. All measurements
;aken without cost to you. Let me
uve your order.
E. P. ARTHUR.
Record 4 bales per acre. Free from
lisease and weevil. It's a boll weevil
imasher. Write for facts.
HEAVY FRUITER CO.,
Foundry, Machine, Boiler
Works and Mill Supply
Cotton Oil, Gin, Saw, Grist, Cane,
Shingle Mill, Machinery Supplies and
Repairs, Shafting, Pulleys, Hangers,
irate Bars, Pumps, Pipe, Valves and
Eittings, Injectors, Belting, Packing
lose, etc. Cast every day.
GASOLINE AND KEROSENE
'umping, Wood Sawing and Feed
Attorney at Law .
Will Practice in All Court*.
Office Over Store
REYNOLDS & PADGETT
Telephone No 103.
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