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"We Lead Others Follow"
ONE POUND OF SUGAR FREE
With Every Purchase Above Five Dollars
A SMASHING SURPRISE
All who are attending our Smashing Cut-Price Sale, which began
Saturday, February 28th, are, as we predicted, astounded at the re
markably low prices we are selling our merchandise. It is no wonder
that so many people have patronized this record price smashing sale,
as we are selling goods below the market price.
We must'reduce our stock and you have the opportunity of securing
the biggest bargains ever before offered in Edgefield. We do exactly
as we advertise.
The Sale Will Close Tuesday, March 16th
I. MUKASHY, Edgefield, S. C.
The Store of Better Qualities at Lower Prices
Uncle Sam Turns Railroad
Back to Private Owners.
Washington, Feb. 29.-America'
Tail transportation systems, operate!
as one great public utility since De
cember, 28, 1917, are again dividei
* ".among their 230 respective corpora ti
owners. The government has release?
Director General Hines, as th<
agent of the president, hands ovei
the properties and equipment, valuec
at approximately $20,000,000,000 tc
their old direction, free, except foi
the jurisdiction retained by the gov
ernment in the new railroad reor
While all the arrangements for foi
mal restoration of the rails to theil
owners were completed yesterday by
Mr. Hines, instructions went out to
day to operating representatives of
the railroad administration, inform
ing them that they would "report to
the proper officials of the corpora
tions which resume control at 12:01
a. m., March 1." .
Of the gigantic organization, creat
ed by former Director General Mc
Adoo, as a wartime expedient, only a
small part will remain. Region?' of
ficials, federal managers and treas
urers and many high officials com
prising the directer general's staff,
?will cease to function as such at the
designated hour. Some of these have
gone back to their former places as
officials of the corporations, while
others have entered into new lines of
Hines Still on Job.
Mr. Hines will continue in his pres
ent capacity until about May 1st. Al
though without any railroads to di
rect, he still faces the settlement of
literally thousands of claims, con
tracts and grievances. Only 147 of
the 230 compensation contracts with
the corporations actually were sign
ed during the government control,
and the remainder will continue to be
subejet of negotiations. Damage
claims have arisen of which many
are pending. Labor has several thou
sand cases before the government
wage boards, and Mr. Hines has as
sured the labor spokesmen these will
be concluded. Some will require the
payment of retroactiveVvages, if de
cided in favor of the workers, and
others will mean the establishment
of interpretation of agreement,
?which labor, of course, will refuse
to have altered by the corporations.
Many effect general labor policii
and represent vitally important que
tions from the labor view.
Railroad Union Chiefs.
The reply given by President Wi
son to labor's objections to the T<
organization bill will be considere
tomorrow by the railroad Unio
chiefs. All of the union executive
who are here will be called into cor
ference for the purpose of agreein
on a public expression of railroa
There was no indication tonigb
as to sentiment among the leader
who ha? '.ead the president's state
ment in answer to their request tha
he withhold his approval from th
bill. They said they had stated thei
case and that until a policy can b
determined, they would remain ai
lent as to future action.
With the lines again under privat
control there will be almost imme
diately a resumption of the "day
of competition." Corporation head
have been preparing for this for sev
eval months. The various roads wil
attempt to divide again the busines
which has been handled jointly dur
ing federal control, reports indicated
The roads go back to private con
trol under largely new conditions
The railroad bill, signed last nigh
by the president, gives the system!
certain new privileges, but as an off
set, it enlarges the interstate com
merce commission, both in power;
and personnel. The corporations an
no longer masters completely oJ
their bond issues, nor are they al
lowed to stand solidly against laboi
for labor's demands, if not met bj
arbitration and negotiation betweer
the parties concerned, go to the higl
court provided in the bill and or
which sit in addition to labor anc
railroad representatives, public rep
resentatives as well.
In resuming operation of theil
properties, the corporations have s
particularly valuable psychological
asset bequeathed them in the opinion
of Director General Hines. The cor
porations, he believes, have public
sentiment as favorable to them as at
any time in their history. Also the
properties are regarded by those who
have controlled them for the last
two years as being able to meet the
heaviest demands, which can be made
As for finances, Mr. Hines has as
serted that the corporations would
have had difficulty obtaining the
necessary credit had the government
not extended its care to them durin?
the wa?. This difficulty has been
swept aside to some extent for the
roads can obtain loans from the gov
ernment in these days of strained
credit, it was explained. The inter
state commerce commission is also
bound by law to consider the roads'
financial status in rate-making so the
I properties may always stand on a
j solid base.
tual Insurance Asso
Property Insured $8,875.360
WRITE OR CALL on the under
signed for any information you mas
desire about our plan of insurance.
We insure your property against
FIRE, WINDSTORM pr LIGHT
and do so cheaper than any Com
pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared to
prove to you that ours is the safes!
and cheapest plan of insurance
Our Association is now licensed
to write Insurance in the countiei
of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
mick, Edgefield, Laurens, Saluda,
Richland, Lexington, Calhoun and
The officers are: Gen. J. Fri^ej
Lyon, President, Columbia S. C..
J. R. Blake. Gen. Agent, "ecty. and
Treas., lireenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt Carmel, S. C.
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 ii the
ADDISON LAW BUILDING
Now is the time to cut your stalks and get
an early start in preparation, getting ahead of
the boll weevil. We can supply you with
STALK CUTTERS and DISC HARROWS,
Come in to see us.
We want garages to know that we have just
received a solid car of Vedoll oil for auto and
trucks, and can make jobbers prices. See us
before buying your oil.
tewart & Kernasrhan