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J. L. MIMS..Editor.
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Wednesday, April 7.
Both Political Parties at Sea.
While both great political parties
are at sea, here's hoping that the
Democratic party, the people's party,
will not be submarined, but steered
wisely and cautiously to victory.
Up to this time neither of the par
ties have been able to fully find them
selves. Both have able men in their
ranks but there seems to be no
strong figure in either party silhouet
ted against the political horizon
above his fellows. While not admits
ting it, each party seems to be wait
ing somewhat on the movements of
the other. At this time the overshad
owing issue seems to be prohibition.
Away down in Dixie we do not think
of this question as a live one, as we
settled it once for all here in South
Carolina a decade ago, but in the
North and East they are yet in their
prohibition swaddling clothes. The
old liquor rings in the large cities
that have been having things largely
their own way are dying hard.
There is an element or wing of
both parties that would espouse the
cause of the liquor people but such a
plank will not be popular in the
South and West. The South is as
solid on prohibition as on some other
things, and may it remain so.
Teachers' Salaries Increased
In response to a call of the trustees
of the Edgefield school a goodly num
ber of persons assembled in the
Court House Monday afternoon for
the purpose of devising ways and
means of increasing the funds of the
public schools. The young ladies of
the teaching force requested the
trustees to grant an increase of $10
per month for the remainder of the
term. The trustees, through the chair
man, Mr. W. C. Lynch, who presided
over the meeting, also called atten
tion to the fact that under the pres
ent levy, a sufficient sum would not
he raised to employ teachers for an
other year. After some discussion, a
resolution was passed authorizing the
trustees to pay the lady teaches $10
per month from the 1st of January,
in addition to their regular salary.
Mr. Fuller, the county superinten
dent of education, stated that if the
peopJe would vote ten mills for school
purposes, which would be only an ad
ditional two mills, he would be able
to secure from the State sufficient
func's to pay the increase in the
teachers' salaries. A petition 'is being
circulated asking that an election be
ordered to vote on the question of
voting an additional levy.
The Farmers Bank.
'The stockholders of the Farmers
Bank held their annual meeting
Thursday and the statement which
was issued showed that the bank had
just closed the best year in its his
tory. The volume of the bank's .busi
-Jiess has passed the million mark. It
has deposits aggregating $809,323.
30 and loans that amount to $682,
749.03. The bank's surplus and undi
N? vided profits after paying twenty per
cent dividend amount to $111,600.00.
The bank has increased its capital
stock from $60,000 to $75,000, the
increase was quickly subscribed. Thc
bank does not owe anything for bor
. rowed money. In addition to the re
election of the former directors,
" Thos. H. Rainsford, Dr. C. P. De
W*re, A. E. Padgett, E. H. Folk, W.
H. Harling, C. A. Wells, W. A. Byrd,
S. B. Mays and J. Wm. Thurmond,
iCae following were elected directors,
.J. H. Reel, F. L. Timmerman and Dr.
J. S. Byrd. The officers, A. E. Padgett
president; Thos. H. Rainsford, vice
president; W. H. Harling, cashier and
W. A. Byrd, assistant cashier, were
See Me Quick!
I have cabbage plants, onion sets,
Spanish peanuts for seed and a full
line of garden se^d. Will have sweet
potato plants in a few days.
C. W. WATSON,
Edgefield, S. C.
Tank Company to be Organ
The National Guard of South C
olina has been authorized to rea
a company of tanks which, combi
with companies from sevaral ot
Southern States, will compose a
tallion of tanks. Edgefield cou
wants the tank company and st
will be taken immediately to orgar
such a company.
In order that the county may
afforded good military protectiar
is proposed to place the headqu
ters and one platoon of the tank c<
pjany in the town of Edgefield. i
platoon at Johnston and the th
platoon in another section of
county, possibly the Collier-Swe
water section or the Pleasant La
Meeting Street section-just wh
ever the men take the most inter
in the project and perfect the orga
zation which is composed of two
ficers and thirty men.
The question of organizing t
tank company was first broached 1
Monday evening when the Amern
Legion held a smoker in the Co
House. The plan met with instant ;
proval and practically every m
present agreed to, join the compa
and a large committee was appoinl
to secure the names of other m
who will join. It was decided to hi
a big mass meeting in the Coi
House next Monday evening, Ap
12th, at S p. m., at which time stt
will be taken to complete the orga
'zation of the headquarters and o
platoon of the company. When the
units are organized and equipped, t
organization of the remaining t'
platoons will be undertaken; tl
plan is in accordance with instri
tions issued bv the War Departmei
At the Legion smoker Mond
evening enthusiastic talks were ma
by a number of men and it was e
dent that the project met with t
approval of the young men presei
Several of the speakers stressed t
point that during the late war wi
Germany, Edgefield men were fore
to serve in units composed of m
from every section of the counti
whereas, if Edgefield had had a mi
tary company the men from this se
tion could have been together ai
could have rendered more efficie
service. The war with Germany w
the only war fought by our count
since the Mexican war in 1846, th
Edgefield county was not representi
by a company. <
It -was clearly pointed out at tl
meeting that it is useless to refra
from joining a military organizati?
so as to escape military service for
was generally conceded by all pre
ent that in the event that our cou
try is embroiled in another war tl
army will be raised by selective dra
-the fairest system of raising ?
army-and all young men will hai
to go anyway, so why not in a cor
pany of their own, all along wil
their friends and neighbors?
Tt is believed that the young me
of Edgefield county will take moi
interest in a tank organization tha
in an infantry company. Tanks ar
large, seemingly cumbersome affair:
propelled by gasoline engines c
great power and it is surprising wit
what agility they climb steep hill?
cross ditches or go through houses
if necessary. They were developed b
the English from farm tractors am
have proved to be the best suppor
for infantry. It is believed that thi
presence of twenty-five of thesi
tanks in the county would be an ex
cellent influence upon any who migrhi
wish to take the law in their hands
The Adjutant General of the State
W. W. Moore of Columbia, expected
to attend the American Legion smok
er Monday night for the purpose of
stimulating interest in the organiza
tion of the tank company, but ne was
suddenly called to Washington, D. C.
and the Assistant Adjutant General,
who planned to attend the meeting in
his stead, could not come at the last
moment. However, it is assured that
the Adjutant General or a represent
ative from his office will attend the
meeting next Monday night and will
give some interesting details abojit
tanks and what they can accomplish.
While it is desired to place the
headquarters and the first platoon of
the company in the town of Edgre
field, young men from all sections of
the county are invited to join at once
and later if a platoon is located near
er their neighborhood they can be
transferred to that platoon. Men
above the age of eighteen years who
desire to join, may give their names
to the following who compose the
committee appointed to solicit mem
bers: Dr. B. F. Jones, M. B. Tucker,
T. B. Greneker, Arthur Collett, Jas.
O. Sheppard, Shields Johnson, all of
Edgefield; James M. Walton, Meeting
Street; Art Brunson, Cleora; Joe E.
Hammond, of Frank Adams, Collier;
L. M. Ryan, Edgefield R. F. D.; Fred.
Mims, Clarks Hill, S. C.; Joseph W.
Cox, Johnston, S. C.; William Bouk
night Trenton S. C. ; All men desiring,
to join can either see or write the
above name dmen. All men who join
are urged to attend the meeting next
Monday night at 8 o'clock, in the
The consensus of opinion among
those who attended the smoker last
Monday night is that if the older citi
zens of Edgefield county will give the
company their moral support, the or
ganization can be made a success and
a lasting benefit to the county. It is
hardly probable that the company
will need financial support because
the government equips the company,
but even if financial support is need
ed the young men want the support
of the older citizens. It is hoped that
quite a number of older citizens will
attend the meeting next Monday
The following information relative
to the equipment of a tank company
will be of interest to all: Headquar
ters; one captain, two first lieuten
ants, forty-two enlisted men; Each
platoon: two second lieutenants, thir
ty men; grand total, nine officers,
one hundred thirty-two enlisted men.
This is minimum strength. Twenty
four light fighting tanks, one light
signal tank, ten thirty-seven MM
guns, one rolling rubber-tired kitch
en drawn by truck, two motorcycles,
with sidecar, six three-ton tractors,
truck, twenty-five five-ton tractors,
one trailer, water tank, one one-tori
delivery truck, 141 pistols.
J. 0. SHEPPARD.
The store -of better qualities at
I. MUKA SHY.
Important Notice to Democrats
In view bf the death of the late
Hon. B. E. Nicholson, the chairman
of the Democratic Executive Com
mittee of Edgefield County, I take
the liberty of calling a meeting of
the members of the Executive Com
mittee, at Edgefie'ld Court House, on
Monday, April 12, 1920; at ll o'clock
a. m. I hope that every member of
the Executive Committee will attend
G. M. SMITH, .
Member Ex. Com.
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF
The Farmers Bank
OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
At the close of business March 31,
Loans and Discounts.$ 682,740.0&
Bank Building and Fixtures 6,000.00
Cash in Other Banks and
in Vault. 289,580.82
Liberty Bonds. 28,950.00
Paid Capital.- ,--.-.3 75,000.60
Surplus. iOO, OOO. 00
Dividends Unpaid. 11,000.00
Undivided Profits. 16.422.93
State of South Carolina, )
County of Edgefield. f
Personally came before me W. H.
Harling, Cashier of The Farmers Bank
of Edgefield, S. C., and made oath that
the above statement is true and correct
to the best of his knowledge and be
W. H. HARLING.
Sworn to before me April 1, 1920.
EDWIN H. FOLK, (L. S.)
Notary Public for S. C.
STVTEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF
THE BANK OF EDGEFIELD
At the close of business March 31,
Loans and Discounts.$537,429.09
U. S. Liberty Loan Bonds.. 52,950.00
U. S. War Savings Stamps 846.00
Furniture and Fixtures_ 1,000.00
Banking Building. 5,000.00
Due from Banks. 72,211.02
Cash in Vault. 6,302.45
Capital Stock.__$ 57,400.00
Undivided Profits_ 22,357.69
State of South Carolina, )
County of Edgefield. \
Before me came E. L Mims, Cash
ier of the above named bank, who,
being duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is avtrue
condition of said bank, as shown by
the books of said bank.
E. J. MIMS.
Sworn to before me this the 1st day
of April, 1920.
N. L. BRUNSON,
T. J. E. C., S. C.
J. C. Sheppard
J. H. Allen
ere is ?
for those who wisli to sew and be thrifty, at the
same time saving some of their "pin** mone}r. A
little bit saved now may help you enjoy that vacation
this summer, if you are planning one.
HERE IS THE PROPOSITION
in a nut shell that will save you
money, as any one will tell you
We are putting on sale Saturday, April 10
269 yards of our best Percales
in dress and shirt patterns
at 30e. per yard
These percales were purchased before the recent ad
vance and we are giving our customers the benefit of
the price on this lot. This, strictly speaking was not
a lot purchase. These same percales are worth on
to-day's market at prices ranging from 5()c. to GOc.
per yard. See window display of these percales.
Don't forget that when you are in need of a good pair
of Oxfords or Pumps that we have one of the
best lines in town at a moderate price
We strive to keep our stock up to date, and it has always been our pleasure to
secure at once any article that we can get for our customer, if we haven't same
The Corner Store
Remember that we close at Six P. M.-Saturday's excepted .
Essex and Maxwell
Now that th? p?f?od of bad roads has passed
and the balmy spring weather has come we
want to demonstrate the superior qualities of
the celebrated Essex and Maxwell cars to per
dons in Edgefield who contemplate buying cars.
We claim, and make good the claim, that
there are no better cars on the market for the
money than these cars. We have satisfied users
of Essex and Maxwell cars over Edgefield
county who have put them to a severe test and
can testify to their worth.
Come in and let us give you a demonstra
tion. We have the cars already in our sales
room. You will not have to wait for delayed
Special Boiler Mechanic
We want the public to know that we have
on our garage force of mechanics one spe
cially trained in repairing steam boilers and
engines. Call on us when you need an expert
mechanic of that kind.
Hamilton Auto Co.