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J. L. MIMS,_Editor.
Published every Wednesday in
The Advertiser Building at $2.00
per year in advance.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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lished unless accompanied by the
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olutions and Political Notices pub
ished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, February 4.
i Our Columbia Letter.
Columbia, Feb. 3.-It would be ex
ceedingly gratifying to the Confed
erate veterans if they could really
know how deeply interested the mem
bers of the general assembly are in
them. When the present pension act j*
was passed at the last session of the
legislature, providing more generous
ly for the veterans, this act having
been passed practically as it was
drafted and presented by the veter
ans of the State themselves, it was
not contemplated that the new act
would work a hardship upon any vet
eran. However, as a result of a set of
rules and regulations formulated by
the pension commissioner, a great L
hardship and in some cases a positive L
injustice has been done some of the
old veterans and widows of veterans,
in that they have been required to
prove again their claims, notwith
standing the fact that they have been
recognized by the local pension
boards for the past fifteen years as
being entitled to receive a pension.
Owing to this over exacting and ar
bitrary policy adopted by the pension
commissioner, there is a growing sen
timent here in favor of abolishing
the new pension administration in
toto, as recommended by the comp
troller general in his annual report,
and restoring the old system of dis
tributing the pension funds. In fact,
there is some legislation pending mak
ing that provision. It is altogether
unwarranted and a positive injustice - jj1
to old veterans and widows of vet
erans, in their infirmity, to require
them to prove again their claims. In
many instances the veterans who
signed or attested the original claim
10 or 15 years ago are dead. If the
original application was regularly
executed and accepted without ques
tion by the local pension board, mem
bers of which, being veterans them
selves, had some personal knowledge
of the correctness of the claim, why
should not the pension commissioner
be willing to recognize the claim
now? It would be better for a dozen
unworthy men to receive a pension
than for one needy, infirm, worthy j
veteran to have his hame stricken |
from the pension roll by some ex-j
acting and arbitrary rule.
Notwithstanding the fact that it is
the paramount issue, one that is
causing every eye and ear over the 'ja]
State to be turned toward Columbia, }co
good roads legislation has yet taken js0
no definite form. The counties, atjta
least many of them, Edgefield includ
ed, are waiting to see what will be
done as a State-wide undertaking be
fore definitely deciding upon what
course to pursue with reference to
their local road situation. If a satis
factory plan for the constuction of
the trunk lines of public roads of
the -State, those leading from county
seat to county-seat, can be agreed
upon, then a number of the counties
will enact local and supplementary
legislation for building the lateral
roads, those over which the majority
of farmers travel in hauling.
It is probable that our delegation
will increase the commutation or
road tax just as many other counties
have done. As a majority of Edge
field county's population is colored,
and about the only tax ,with the ex
ception of the poll, that hundreds of
colored men pay is the road tax, then
with the tax and property in ci casing
and the cost of road work increasing,
why should not th^se men pay a larg
er road or commutation tax? How
can the supervisor do any consider
able amount of work on the roads of
the county with the present commu
tation tax, when the sum paid by one
roan will not hire a day's work. If we
?re to have an increased property
tax, for road building, then why in
all justice, not have some increase in
the road or commutation tax?
It augurs well for the State and
for the future welfare of our people
that the legislature is making gener
our provosion for education through ,De
longer terms, better pay for teach
ers and more generous support of all
institutions of learning. And yet, at
the same time there will be no lavish
or unnecessary expenditure of mon
ey. Economy will be practiced. More
J. L. MIMS.
Miss Florence Mims Writes of
Visit to Seaman's Home.
I wanted to send a telegram home
this afternoon saying how elated I
was, but I could tell much more in
this letter, and that seemed more
practical. I had (he pleasure of wend
ing my way through the Italian quar
ter of the city through the snow, to a
building known as the Marine's
blouse where sailors are cared for
md entertained. Here I was to read
it three o'clock, but since I can never
;ell just how far I have to go, I left
?arly and arrived at the place about
Then I met the minister in charge,
i certain Mr. Small, though he was
lot only large of statue, but large
)f heart and voice, as I soon found,
rhen he began to talk about Leland
'owers, and immediately my atten
ion was riveted to 'his every word.
When he said at last that Mr. Powers
vas the greatest man in his line in
he entire world, I of course, wasn't
urprisei, but only gratified to hear
omeone else who thought as I did,
In the audience were a large group
if sailors, a wounded soldier, a pro
essional humorist, the manager of a
yceum bureau, an English lecturer,
ive- negro singers, a baritone, a
ellist and myself, a motley crew.
The negroes with their accompa
list called themselves the "Southland
Quartet" and a very excellent quar
et- it was, breathing of the cotton
.elds and savouring of all the
hythm that the negroes' voices al
If there is any one thing a North
rn audience cares especially for, it
s Southern negro dialect, so when
ly time on the program camel made
iy first attempt before an audience
f reading a negro spiritual selection,
,'hich was called "The Glory Road."
We are all like ships on the ocean
hat take a new voyage every day,
nd each day we meet new people,
ut whether they be like the great
cean liners or only ordinary sail
oat5, they are interesting as were
lese sailors at the Mariner's House,
hey had touched far ports, intimate
r lived with wind and salt wave, and
elped to carry on the work ol the
orld in the great ships that touch
ar ports. ? 1
On my way home, I saw the frozen
harles river for just a flash between
ie tall buildings. It is always beau
fui, but at night it is especially so
ith the myriads of lights along the
ridge, and the domes of the Boston
'hool of Technology silhouetted
gainst the grey and rose of the sky.
One can pass the same route thou
nds of times and still see some
ing interesting, for in the winter
e snow so disguises the landscape P
to make it almost unrecognizable,
is not what lies along our walk to
fice or school that makes them fac
eting or otherwise, but rather what
j see into them or fail to see into
em that makes the disguise.
To-night as I passed the public
rdens the grey statues of New Eng
id's statesmen and soldiers were
nspicucusly alone in the show,
me with cold, stone capes, or mili
ry uniforms and each with, the
ow protectingly against him.
Over on the Boston Common, the
reign workmen were shovelling the
ow into huge wagons preparatory
hauling it away. For snow is a
ng of beauty, for a long time, only
the primeval forests where there is
traffic for it to mar or be ruar
As I think it over, I know it is a
od thing to read to an aud?2nce
sturdy mariners because they call
in the speaker a certain rugged
icerety, which they understand bet
* than any exterior finesse.
142 Hemenway St.,
EGGS FOR HATCHING
Pure bred White Leghorn (Barron,
d Wyckoff strain) $1.50 per set
MRS. GEO. F. MEMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
Sealed bids will be received on
ibruary 22, by the supervisor for a
an of approximately $75,000 to the
unty of Edgefield to defray ordi
iry county expenses for the year
120. A lien on the taxes to be levied
r the said year will be given to se
re same. Notes are to be made
onthly to meet the current expens
. The money which is collected by
e county treasurer for taxes will
'. deposited with the bank making
e lowest bid.
R. N. BROADWATER,
Supervisor Edgefield County.
S. B. TOWNES WRITES
' (Continued from page One)
treu-s tame squirrelly and birds have
made themselves their homes.
On the summit of this slope rests
our nation's capitol.
"Jove, what an imposing pile," re
marked Admiral Lord Jellicoe of the
British Admiralty when he first saw
the Capitol a few weeks ago. Im
posing is the word.
Standing on the esplanade and
looking at the east front, before you
rears three colonnades of fluted
Corinthian columns and above the
centre portico springing from a peri
style of like columns towers the
mighty dome, surmounted by the
Statue of Armed Liberty.
Sandstone and marble are the
main materials of the building, which
covers over three acres.
In the right wing is the Senate
Chamber and in the left wing the
Hall of Representatives. The Rotun
da, the Hall of Statuary and the Su
preme Court occupy the centre.
The mind expands with magnifi
cent impressiveness as one views the
whole and it makes you feel a little
out of place to enter the Rotunda
and view the wonder-works of man,
'structural and legislative, too. Yes,
you see your congressmen and sena
tors, very astute and austere in so
ber, long debates.
I shall endeavor to "show you
through" the Capitol next week.
Washington and Baltimore are be
coming painfully dry, my brother.
"Ship me somewhere east of Suez."
S. B. TOWNES.
Box 100 Indian Head, Md.
Statement of the Ownership,
Management, Circulation, etc.,
Required by the Act of Con
gress of August 24, 1912,
Of Edgefield Advertiser published
weekly at Edgefield, S. C., for Octo
ber 1, 1920.
State of South Carolina, \
County of Edgefield. ) 8?5*
Before me, a notary public in and
for the State and county aforesaid,
personally appeared J. L. Mims, who,
having been duly sworn according to
law, deposes and says that he is the
editor and publisher of the Edgefield
Advertiser and that the following is,
to the best of his knowledge and be
lief, a true statement of the owner
ship management (and if a daily pa
per, the circulation), etc., of the
aforesaid publication for the date
shown in the above caption, required
by the Act of August 24, 1912, em...
bodied in section 443, Postal Laws
and Regulations, printed on the re
verse side of this form, to wit:
1. That the names and addresses of
the publisher, editor, managing ed
itor and business managers are:
Publisher J. L. Minas, Edgefield,
Editor; J. L. Minis, Edgefield 3. C.
Managing Editor, J- L. IvLins,
Edgefield,. S. C.
Business ?danager, J- Lilms,
Edgefield, S, C.
2. That the owners ara: (Give
lames and addresses of individual
>wners, or, if a corporation, give its
lame and the names and addresses
?f stockholders owning or boldiwr 1
ter cent or more of the total, amount
J. L. Minis, Edgefield, S. C.
3. That the. known bondholders,
nort?agees, and other security hold
rs owning or holding 1 per cent ar
nor.- of total amount of bonds, mort
;ages, or othir securities are: (li
here are none., so state.) None.
4. That the two paragraphs next
.bave, giving the names of the own
r% stockholders, and security hold
es, if any, contain not only the list
f sto_kho!??r.<_ and security holders
s they appear upon the books of the
ompauy, but also in cases where the
tockholder or security holder ap
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s. trustee or in any other fiduciary
elation, the name of the person or
.orporation for whom such a trustee
? acting, is given; also that the said
wo paragraphs contain statements
anbracing affiant's full knowledge
nd belief as to circumstances and
onditions under which stockholders
nd security holders who do not ap
iear upon the books of the company
s trustees, bold stock and securities
n a capacity other than that of a
?ona fide o_rner; and this affiant has
io reason to! believe that any other
?erson, association or corporation
tas any interest direct or indirect in
he said stock, bonds or other securi
ies than as so stated by him.
J. L. MIMS.
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his 3rd day of February, 1920.
E. J. MIMS, Not. Pub. fr . S. C.
[My commission expires it pleasure
FOR RENT: A two-horse farm,
and-clay land. Will farm on shares
S. B. MAYS,
Edgefield, S. C.
WE ARE HAVING A
$ ONE DOLLAR WINDOW $
and it will pay you to take notice of the items
therein, as we are closing out quite a few items
of broken stock at 10c, 15c, 25c, 50e, 75c, $1.00
and $2.00 in order to make room for some
spring goods that are on the way now. Thqre
is only one way to bring down the high cost of
living, whichjcan only be done by practicing
economy and getting to work and make pro
duction fill some of the needs that we are so
short of these days.
There is plenty of cold weather left in February
and March, and plenty of time yet before you
need your spring clothes. Why not call in and
see if we can't save you money on anything
you may need for immediate needs.
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if you use
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