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Wednesday, February ll.
; Our Colombia Letter.
Columbia, Feby. 10.-The 1920
session of the General Assembly
drags wearily on from day to day.
While we are now in the fifth week,
the end is not yet in sight-probably
two more after this week.
But for some interesting features,
which border at times on the spectac
ular, the monotony of the sessions
would weight heavily upon one. It
affords novel entertainment at times
to analyze the forces that war
against each other. A striking exam
ple of this was afforded Monday
night when the resolution appropria
ting $150,000 to be expended in com
batting the boll weevil, came over
from the senate, where it was passed
practically without a dissenting vote.
For several days the fight on the res
olution had been brewing in the
House, consequently a dozen or more
were primed and cocked for the fray.
Finally, their pent up thunder burst
forth and the peculiar and interest
ing part of the fight being that not
withstanding the fact that the meas
ure was primarily to promote the in
terest of the farmers of the State,
?he opposition came almost altogeth
er frcm the farmers in the House.
About the first to "go over the
top" with grim determination to
squelch the resolution was the Hon.
Hub Evans, who needs no introduc
tion to the people of South Carolina.
You know "Hub" (notwithstanding
the fact that he is now well past six
ty, everybody calls him "Hub") is
romething of a farmer himself, own
ing five large plantations from which
he harvests some four or five hun
dred bales of cotton every year. He
told me a day or two ago that he now
has two crops of cotton on hand and
that he was a blank fool for not un
loading when he could have gotten
Well, with the lawyers and some
others trying to pass the farmers'
resolution and the farmers opposing
it tooth and toe the fight waxed and
waned with the result that by a con
siderable majority the resolution was !
sent to the scrap heap.
Two matters of state-wide interest
have passed in the House this week,
which will probably run safely the
gauntlet in the senate. I refer to a
bill making it unlawful for a child
12 years of age and under to operate
an automobile, and the other was in
troduced at the request of the South
Carolina Medical Association requir
ing all persons who treat human ills,
whether engaged in the general prac
tice of medicine or practicing as .
specialists, to be examined by the
medical board of examiners. This ;
protects the public from incompetent i
quacks who extract and exhort mon-j;
ey from an over-credulous public. i
Thebill fixing a minimum age for <
auto drivers as originally introduced 1
fixed the age at 14 but this was i
changed to 12 before a final vote was i
taken. The principal argument <
against fourteen years was that it j
would prevent children above 12 1
years of age who attend school in <
automobiles from doing so without .<
an older attendant, which would work 1
a hardship upon many parents in ru
.Hereafter! instead of publishing :
his report quarterly, giving nearly
two columns of figures which many
people do not read because of the
length, the supervisor will publish his
report monthly, giving the people an
opportunity to see the amounts of
all claims paid while the transactions
are fresh in the minds of many of
them. The cost of publication to the
county has not been increased. I in
troduced a bill several days ago pro
viding for the change, the bill
providing also that once every
three months the supervisor must ap
pend to his regular statements a de
tailed statement setting forth the in
debtedness of the county. Hereto
fore, the people have not been in
formed as to what the indebtedness
of the county was. Under the pro
visions of the act above referred to
they will be informed every quarter
through the press (without additional
expense) just what the county owes
to that date.
I will publish next week the text
of the good roads bill which I have
about completed for Edgefield coun
ty. It will be introduced by the dele
gation. Two acts validating the elec
tions held last November for the wa
ter and sewerage bonds for Edgefield
have been passed.
J. L. MIMS.
S. 3. TOWNES* LETTER.
(Continued from page one.)
senting the Apotheosis of Washing
Bringing the visage down to the
floor again we see statues of Wash
ington, Jefferson, Hamilton, Lin
coln, Grant and Baker.
There are several visitors now
gathered in the Rotunda and the
guide takes us first into the Statuary
Hall, which room is contiguous to the
On either side there runs a colon
nade of marble with white capitals.
And in circular array, encircling the
whole Hall, stand bronze and marble
statues of our statesmen.
Statuary Hall was once the Hall of
Representatives but in 1864 it was
set apart for its present use and each
state was allowed to send two statues
to represent two of her distinguished
Not all of the States have respond
ed, nevertheless, the Hall is already
overtaxed to make an appropriate
setting. South Carolina sent John C.
of War, Vice-President, Senator and
Secretary of State.
We go out of this massive hall and
enter one more massive-The Hall of
Representatives. The eye falls first
upon the Speaker's desk. Of white
marble it is made and faces the semi
circular rows of the members' seats.
On the* right side of the Speaker is
the sergeant-at-arms and on his left
the assistant doorkeeper. Directly in
front are the desks of the clerks and
and reporters. Then comes the semi
circular rows of members' seats. The
walls and stairways leading to the
visitors' gallery are adorned with
busts and portraits of our great men. i
.At the foot of the east stairway to
the gallery is -a statue of Thomas J
You are in the gallery looking
down upon the Speaker and the mem
bers of the House. While a debate is
in progress a certain member has the
floor. No sooner does he take his seat
than another member jumps to his
feet and if the Speaker recognizes
him, he begins to argue his view.
Perhaps to your surprise you shall
see that much good natured sarcasm
is indulged in.
From the Hall of Representatives
to the House Portico we pass through
another pair of bronze doors, model
ed with subjects to represent events
in the making of the good old states.
I want to leave room in this issue
for Rubenstein's ad, so we had best
wait until next week to visit the Su
preme Court and Senate Chamber.
S. B. TOWNES.
P. 0. Box 100, '
Indian Head, Md.
Fort Mill, Feb. 9.-Town council
at a recent meeting having gone on
record as being unanimously favor
able to the strict enforcement*^ law,
especially the ordinance pertaining
to Sabbath observance. Mayor F. E.
Ardrey issued instructions to the po
lice with the result that those busi
ness houses such as drug stores,
cafes, fruit and cold drink stands,
and gasoline stations were closed all
day yesterday. It is believed that a
very large majority of the people
heartily commend the action of the
mayor and that the owners of busi
ness heretofore kept open, with few
exceptions, are favorable to the
movement. Several citizens who mo
tored to a near by town to buy a cold
irink were surprised to find that the
same conditions confronted them
there as prevailed here.-The State.
What is good for Fort Mill is good
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Extension Department, Moody Bible
TEXT-Continue in prayer.-CcL 4:2.
Time spent in prayer sei-ms to
some to be wasted. They are unaware
that time so spent
pays the highest
ance from danger.
When Peter was
the sea he cried,
"Lord, save me,"
he was rescued.
When Jonah! came
to himself in the
belly of the great
fish he certainly
was in danger,
but he prayed and
came forth from
that prison-house which to human rea
son was his tomb. The promise is
found in Psa. 50:15, "Call upon me in
the day of trouble and I will deliver
Second, prayer gives protection
from temptation. When the people
under Joshua made the mistake of ac
cepting the Gibeonites, It was because
they "asked not counsel at the mouth
of the Lord." Josh. 9:14. What ap
peared the reasonable thing to do was
like a snare cleverly disguised and
unseen to sight. But no disguise or
hiding could veil the sight of the
Lord. Inquiry of Him would have
given them to see the unseen and pro*
tected them from this temptation.
Little wonder we are told to "watch
and pray lest ye enter Into tempta
tion." Luke 22:40.
Third, prayer brings wisdom In per
plexity. How often perplexing prob
lems arise which must be solved and
how often the solution we come to
proves to be wrong. We frequently j
come to where decisions on Important
matters must be made quickly. Of
what untold value then lt ls to have
divine wisdom. When Nehemiah1
found himself in such case the un
recorded prayer went up and wisdom
came to him as he saya in Neh. 2:4, |
"I prayed to the God of Heaven and j
said to the king" the right word. It ?
is still true that "if any man lack j
wiscfora let him ask bf God who glv- j
eth to all-and it shall be given him." ,
Fourth, prayer brings provision for
every need. Luke ll :9, 10 reads, "Ask
and ye shall receive-for every one
that asketh recelveth." We know
from experience how this promise ls
overlooked and we get Into the state
of perturbation described In Jas. 4:2,
"Ye lust and have not; ye envy and
desire to have, and cannot obtain; ye
fight and war, yet ye have not." The
passage goes on to declare that the
reason we "have not" ls "because we
ask not." How much faille struming
and fighting would be saved as if we
would believe Christ's promise and
ask, "Ask anil ye shall receive."
Fifth, prayer brings revelation.? of
hidden tilings as the margiual reading
of Jer. 33:3 points out: "Call upon rae
and I will answer thee, and show
thee great and hidden things which
thou knowest not." Many who ore !
confused by the book of Daniel would
find confusion giving place to order
if they but studied lt on their knees.
Daniel himself is an illustration of
this, for he declares, "I prayed unto
the Lord my God. and whilst I was
speaking and praying, yea whilst I was .
speaking in prayer, even the man
Gabriel said, 'Oh Daniel, I nm now
come to give thee understanding,' " '
Dan. 9:4, 20, 21. It was while Daniel
was in prover that the deep and hid
den things were made known to him.
Sixth, prayer enables us to help
others. When Peter was locked up
in the prisou there was little that his
friends could do for him except pray
for him. But they could pray and did \
pray as recorded in Acts 12:5, "prayer 1
was made without ceasing of the j
church unto God for him." The con- i
sequence was that what they could
not do personally, they did do by way
of the throne from whence an angel
eame and brought Peter forth to
them. Paul knew of the help In
prayer when he wrote In I Thess., 5:25,
"pray for us." The exhortation of
Jas. 5:16 is, "Pray for one another."
Finally, prayer brings peace In all
circumstances. Daniel seems to have !
found this so when the lions' den was I
opening to receive him. He went to,
that den with a quiet confidence and ;
deep peace of heart and mind which
was wholly lacking In the king whose
law was sending him there. The se
cret is found In Dan. 6:10: "Now
when Daniel knew that the writing
was signed, he went into his house
and kneeled upon his knees three
times a day and prayed and gave
thanks before his God as he did afore-1
time." This ls a striking fulfillment
of the promise found In Phil. 4:6, 7:
"Be anxious for nothing, but In every
thing, by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving, let your request
be made known unto God, and the
peace of God which passeth all un
derstanding shall keep your hearts
and minds through Christ Jesus."
Not by Our Flaws.
And not by our flaws shall God
judge us; his love keeps our noblest
In eight-Lucy Larcom.
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State of South Carolina
Pursuant to a resolution by the
directors of MORGAN LUMBER
COMPANY, a corporation under the
laws of the State of South Carolina,
increasing the capital stock of said
corporation from Fifty Thousand
Dollars ($50,000) to One Hundred
Thousand Dollars ($100,000), Notice
is Hereby Given that the stockhold
ers of said MORGAN LUMBER
COMPANY are requested and de
sired to meet at the office of the com
pany at Edgefield, S. C., at ll o'clock
a. m. February 20th, 1920, to consid
er the said resolution, of the Direct
ors of said corporation, and to de
cide whether they will adopt or re
L. J. MAUNEY,
As President Morgan Lumber Co.
C. ?. Knott, Sec.
FOR SALE: One second hand
piano, in good condition. Apply at
The Advertiser Office.
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 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- 7
For Special County- 3
For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Antioch _ 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
For 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 T-.- 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..-1- 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.
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Our Association is now licensed
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The officers are: Gen. J. Frases
Lyon, President, Columbia S. C..
J. R. Blake. Gen. Agent, Secty. an?
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt Carmel, S. G.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
J. Fraser Lyon, Columbia, 3. C.
W. C. Bates, Batesburg, S .C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE,
Greenwood, S. C.
January 1, 1920.
T. B. GRENEKER
Attorney at Law
Office in the
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