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Pensions Going Up at Enc
mous Rate. Likely to Reaci
$600,000,000 by 1921.
Payments which this country v
make to soldiers and beneficiaries
soldiers during the fiscal year
1921 may exceed $600,000,01
three. times the pension bill i
the fiscal year of 1919, and, as a m
ter of fact, one-ninth of the to
amount the country has paid in p<
sions in the last 129 years. The t
mendous increase is due to compe
sating veterans of the great Wi
-who will receive $332,865,000 fr<
the government, if the estimates
the house committee on appropr
tions are accurate. Pensions paid v.
der existing law will be kept down
$214,000,000, a reduction of $1,0C
000 from last year, but new legis!
tion which has passed the house a
is likely to pass the senate neces
tating an expenditure of $777,50?
000, together with the expenditur
which will be made under the w
risk insurance act, promise to bril
the total of 1630,659,600.
Payments Have Increased.
Conditions as they exist tod;
have caused the committee to mal
an exhaustive study of pensions ai
the members have found that pe
sion payments and the number <
pensioners have increased greatly
the last 60 years. In 1870 there wei
198,686 pensioners, with paymen
and expenses totalling $29,952,48
In 1880 the figures were 250,802 ar
$57,624,256; in 1890, 537,944 ar
$109,620,232; in 1900, 993,592 ar
$142,303,887; in 1910, 921,083 an
$162,631,729; and in 1919, 624,42
and $223,592,484. It will be note
that the number of pensioners d<
creased in 1910 and 1919, but thi
the payments increased. Pension lej
islation has been enacted at almos
every session of congress and th;
year has been no exception. Th
house has passed two bills since Jar
nary 1, one "equalizing the rates c
pension" to Confederate war vetei
ans and other pensioning soldiei
who served in the war with Spair
put down the Philippine insurrectio
and went to the relief of China. 1
the senate concurs with the hous
the first will cost the governmen
$65,000,000 annually and the sec
ond $12,500,000 annually. '
Claimants May Total 600,000.
The pension bill which the com
.mittee has reported to the house, cai
rying appropriations of a little mor
than $200,000,000, cares for ver
few. men who participated in th
great war, 115 to be exact, who be
came entitled to pensions betweei
April 6 and October 6, 1917 whicl
was prior to the approval to the wa
risk insurance act. Disbursement
by that bureau to March 31 last
however, totalled $83,637,720. Th<
bureau estimates that during th<
fiscal year of 1921 it will be callee
?upon to care for 250,000 persons anc
that the expenses entailed will tota
$197,865,600. The bureau, indeed
estimates that under the existing law
there may be 600,000 claimants foi
compensation, with the total expen
ditures proportionately larger. The
payment of the $60 bonus when com
pleted will total approximately $260
000,000. Bonus disbursements made
by the war department to November
30 last, aggregated $211,797,000
and it is estimated that this sum will
be increased to $226.000,000 by
June 30 next. Similar disbursements
by the navy department to date ap
proximate $24,000,000 and it is es
timated that $1,800,000 will be re
quired to complete such payments to
naval personnel. The marine corps
has disbursed $3,500,000 and will
pay out $H00,000 more. Members of
the coast guard have received $248,
220 and expenditures in that organi
zation will total more :han $300,000
before they are completed.
Payments Nearly Six Billions.
By poring over dusty files, the
committee has learned that from
1790 to 1910 th? country paid the
pensioners $5,617,520,402. War of
the Revolution pensions total $70,
000,000; War of 1812, $46,049,268;
Indian wars,. $16,705,750; war with
Mexico, $52,906,295; Confederate
war, $5,299,859,509; war with Spain
and Philippine insurrection, $65,
211,665; regular establishment, $50,
242,190; war of 1917, $37,275; and
unclassified, $16,50S,447. A history
of the pension legislation will show
that the first act of Congress grant
ing pensions was that of April 10,
1806, benefiting those who rendered
service in the Revolutionary war. Un
der that act, officers received half
pay, while privates who were totally
disabled, received $5 per month. La
ter five other laws were enacted to
benefit the Revolutionary veterans or
their relatives. The last law was the
act of March 9, 1878, which granted
a service pension of $8 a month to
any widow of a Revolutionary sol
dier who served for 14 days or more;
by amendment the amount was in
creased later to $12 a month.
I am still in the Ice business with the best quality of Ice and
will compete in price with any one. The prices now are:
300 pound quantities, 40c. per hundred
40-pound to 100 pound quantities, 50c. per hundred
25 pounds . . . 15c. /
15 pounds . . . 10c.
7 pounds . . . 05c.
Will handle ice up town and at ray warehouse. Will deliver
on short notice. Phone 97.
These prices are liable to be reduced as directed by compa
nies I represent. Will appreciate the usual patronage of Edge
field town and country people.
M. A. TAYLOR
EDGEFIELD, S. C. '
From the Cradle
to the Grave
I SOMETHING TO SUIT THEM ALL
Carriage for baby.
Victrola to take the place of mama's roll
@ ing pin.
Soft, comfortable bed for hard-working
Violins and guitars for sister's serenade.
? Art squares and rugs to finally put her on
g the carpet with.
And if these don't please
We have a full line of guns and rifles .to
6end yourself where you can get pleased.
5 P. S.-We also supply the coffins.
B. B. JONES
Edge?eldj S. C.
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We guarantee double rings to give entire satisfaction when a
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Columbia Supply Company
823 West Gervais St., Columbia, S. C.
ARRINGT0N BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
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Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
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WHAT IS HOME WITHOUT
The installation of ./ater works for the town is now
has been gradual increase in the cost of plumbing mat
the past two years or more, and we see no prospect
months to come. Supply houses cannot guarantee deli
time. I cannot give an estimate and guarantee prices
or five days. If the estimate is accepted I can gu?rante
the work will be done at once or in the next thirty day:
will probably be some delay. The wise man will insta
and connect with the town water works later.
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J. D. HOLSTON, Jr., Edgefield, S. C.
IELIABLE MOTOR & SALES COMPANY, JOHNSON, S. C.
under way. There
erial and fixtures for
for a decrease for
very at any specified
for more than four
e the pnces whether
s. In any case there
ll his plumping now
No. 1-A. A. Edmunds' farm,
South Edgefield, 40 acres of land,
good house and other improvements.
A nice home for you.
No. 2-B. E. Timraerman farm,
near Cleora, GG-i acres of land, five
and four room houses and other
buildings. Well improved.
No. 3-H. Y. Dom: Ei?ht beauti
ful lots on Dixie Highway in North
Edgefield. There ia one for .you.
No. 4-WV C. Jackson: A beauti
ful new bungalo and nine lots in
North Edgefield. We can sell you
this bungalow cheaper than you can
No. 5-J. L. Addison. Five of
these desirable lots left. Want to
show them to you. Easy terms.
No. 6-Dr. A. R. Nicholson's
farm of 80 acres of land in East
Edgefield. six-room dwelling, ten
ant houses ano barns. Highly im
proved. A bargain. Easy terms.
No. 7-H. P. Lowe: Half-acre
lot, 3-room cottage and other build
ings. We will sell at a sacrifice.
No. S-M. A. Taylor's *farm of
37^ acres, 5-room house and other
buildings, in South Edgefield on
Augusta road, lt will pay you to
No. 9- W. E. Lott: Four? de
sirable lots in North Edgefield.
Neat school and a good neighbor
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We will take pleasure in show
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