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Wednesday, November 24.
Begin your Christmas shopping
while the stocks are large and the
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The papers report gasoline one
-cent off in price. It is questionable
whether that is a blessing or not.
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If cotton soed get much cheaper
zhey will pile up around ginneries
?ike sawdust around a saw-mill.
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Unfortunately, for debtors and
^creditors alike, this fall many chattle
mortgages will be settled in full by
a partial payment.
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"Famous composer dies in pover
ty," says a headline. Well, it may be
.some satisfaction to some of us to
.die liki! a celebrity, if we can't live
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Despite the tremendous decline in
prices, judging from the great num
ber of homicides reported in the pa
pers, human life is yet about the
.cheapest to be found.
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"I promise to pay" was broken
by more people in Edgefield county
i;his fall than ever before, and doubt
less more of them had made that
promise. But when a fellow can't he
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You've heard it said sometimes of
.a financial obligation: "It isn't worth
the paper it is written on." Well,
ihat has proven true of many chattel
mortgages this fall-especially the
second and third.
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People must learn that it is no dis
grace to wear patched clothing. It
msed to be that when men, and wo
.men too, bought clothes they wore
them till they wore out. A return of
.that day seems about to come.
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The French government is said to
be unalterably opposed to admitting
Germany to the League of Nations.
The French, being next-door neigh
bore to the treacherous Huns, have
. .good reason for such an attitude.
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The two great ends sought or the
vhe two great results desired by the
Allies in waging the world war, was
the overwhelming defeat of Ger
many and the complete annihilation
of Turkey. Neither of those were ac
Liquor is said to be mighty scarce
in and around Edgefield and it ought
to be scarcer. Few indeed are the
people who have a penny to put in
liquor in this exigency, not consider
ing the question from any other or
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The army of the unemployed
throughout the country is steadily
increasing. It is a terrible thing for
the head cf a large family to be out
of employment, especially in winter
when fuel, heavier clothing and rich
.. er food are imperative needs.
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In looking over a Greenwood news
paper, we find one thing at least that
makes that city a live and prosper
ous one-the merchants advertise.
Newberry Observer. Yes, live mer
chants help to make a live town and
the converse, dead merchants make a
dead town, is likewise true. Edgefield
has some live ones and some dead
ones, one class about offsetting the
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: Will Peace Ever Prevail?
This is a pertinent question. If
after passing through the bloodiest
and most disastrous war the world
has ever experienced the nations of
the earth can not be at peace, will
perfect peace prevail again?
The League of Nations, which was
..thought by many to preclude the
possibility of another war, is even
now in session legislating for the
promotion of peaceful relations of
the nations of the earth, and yet
Russia is in a state of internal strife;
the Turks continue unrestrained to
slaughter innocent humanity, on a
small scale and civil war prevails in
Should not there be some way of
stopping the shedding of human
Wood in a wholesome way?
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Much to Be Thankful For.
From a material standpoint, For
tune is not smiling upon this erst
?while prosperous land -of our?. Yet
?the American people have much to
be grateful for. A recounting of
; blessings by the individual will prove
the truth of this statement. Plans
have been thwarted and much dis
appointment has come to our people,
but none, not one, will really suffer
ior the lack of food and clothing.
.Death is not abroad in our land as
in the seasons of affliction by influ
enza. With the exception of here
and there an isolated case of disease,
our people ar e blessed with health
The Great Giver is not supplying
as bountifully and as lavishly as we
have been accustomed to receiving,
but He is providing for our every
need and gives us far beyond what
we deserve. Let us give thanks on to
morrow for the blessings that we are
showered with. In our selfishness le-;
us not dwell upon our disappoint
ments, but be grateful, knowing that
"al things work together for good to
them that love God."
xbsethesthankmlte B exyoe a
Thanksgiving From Rev. Frank
November 18th, 1920.
Please allow me space to speak of
another Thanksgiving Day. The good
Lord has spared our lives to see this
much of the closing year. Oh! give
thanks to the Lord for His wonderful
works among the sons of men! This
year has brought us rain, and bread,
and clothes, and ,heat and cold, and
joy and sorrow, but behind the cloud
the sun is shining. Let us look on the
sunny side of life. Our sins are the
cause of this calamity which has
come upon us. We have sinned by
commission and we have sinned by
omission. We miy -lay all of this
sorrow on low prices of cotton, we
may lay all this trouble on the boll
weevil, but sin is at the bottom of
all this calamity. We have failed to
live up to the Golden Rule in a great
many instances which tells us to do
unto all men as you would have them
to do unto you.
I told the public last winter what
they had seen and heard was the be
ginning of sorrow and starvation;
I told the public the high cost of liv
ing and high wages reminded me of
Pharaoh's dream. He dreamed that
he saw seven years of plenty and sev
en years of famine, and when the
seven years of famine took place,
the seven years of plenty were for
Sin is a reproach to any nation.
In the midst of this dark cloud that
is hanging over us, we can see so
many lost opportunities. Tell us, we
pray, for whose cause this evil is
upon us. Draw nigh to God and He
will draw nigh unto you. A great
many people are talking of leaving
the country and moving to town on
account of the low prices of cotton;
but listen, the devil will meet you
in town and throw a rope cf star
vation around your neck quicker
than he would in the country. The
town will die if the country is neg
lected. Do not run away, don't go
crazy. As Moses said at the Red Sea,
stand still and see the salvation of
God and say as of old, God will pro
vide. Times will not get any better
until the nation turns to God in pray
So let us all meet in our churches
on Thanksgiving Day in solemn
prayer to God for sparing our lives,
if we should be living at that time,
and pray to God to better the con
dition of our country.
Oh, give thanks unto the Lord for
His mercy endureth forever, and; say
as one of old "What shall I render
unto the Lord for all His benefits to
Rev. F. A. WEAVER.
Serious Results from Colds.
Colds not only cause a tremendous
financial loss but are also a serious
injury to every one who contracts
them as they lower the vitality and
prepare the system for the more
serious diseases. It is not at all un
usual for people who have serious
lung trouble to say "I had a hard
cold last winter." Why not take
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and
cure your cold while you can,.
Tribute From Colored Minis
ter to Mr. Davis May.
Wc regret that the' death angel
has visited our little town and has
taken away one of our highest es
teemed citizens in the person of Mr.
Davis May. One that made friends
with everybody that he came in con
tact with from the greatest to the
smallest. Both white and colored
knew him to love him. The world
could very easily spare some others
but God knew best. It seems that the
world would have been better off if
some people had never lived in it to
leave an evil example. Sleep on, Mr.
May and take your rest.
I also extend my sympathy to the
family of the J?te Rev. Mark Adams
who lived in our midst. He was a
great man in the midst of his people.
He served three noble churches up to
his death, named as follows: Pleas
ant Lane, Beaver Dam and Shady
Grove. We all have missed him.
"Servant of God, well done,
Rest from thy loved employ,
The battle is fought, victory is won,
Enter thy Master's joy."
Yours for the cause,
Rev. F. A. WEAVER.
For a Disordered Stomach.
When the stomach fails to perform
its functions the bowels become de
ranged, the liver and the kidneys
congested. The important thing is to
restore the stomach and liver to a
healthy condition and for this pur
pose Chamberlain's Tablets are ex
cellent. Give them a trial. They only
cost a quarter.
All hunting on my place is posi
tively prohibited. This means YOU
and not the other fellow.
W. J. LANHAM.
Edgefield, S. C.
LOST: In Edgefield a gold bar pin
on October 16. Finder leave at the
A Reliable Remedy for Colds and
It would surprise you to know the
number of people who use and recom
mend Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
Mrs. J. N. Rose, Verona, Pa., writes
"Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has
been used by myself and husband
for a number of years for coughs
and colds. I also gave it to my little
granddaughter three and a half
years of age when she had croup last
winter. It broke up the attack at
once. I have recommended this rem
edy to many of my friends and neigh
bors who have also used it with good
FOR SALE: A nice flock of Bour
bon Red Turkeys wish to seil to tur
key raisers. Can furnish pairs or
trios. $9.00 per pair, $12.00 per trio.
Mrs. L. R. HAMMOND,
Colliers, S. C.
County Treasurer's Notice.
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the 15th day of October,
1920 to the 15th day of March,
All taxes shall be due and payable J
between the 15th day of October,
1920 and December 31st, 1920.
That when taxes charged shall not|
be paid by December 31st, 1920 the
County Auditor shall proceed to add
a penalty of one per cent, for Jariu
ary, and if taxes are not paid on or
before February 1st 1921, 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 ?ollected by the
The tax levies for the year 1920
are as follows:
For State purposes_ 12
For Ordinary County_ 8
For Past Indebtedness_2%
For Special, Good Roads_ 2
For Constitutional School Tax 3
?For Antioch_ 8
For Bacon School District_ 14
For Blocker_ 8
For Blocker-Limestone - 4
For Colliers_ 4
For Flat Rock_ 8
For Oak Grove _ 3
For Red Hill _ J8
For Edgefield_ 10
For Elmwood No. 8_ 8
For Elmwood No. 9 - 2
For Elmwood No. 30_ 2
For Elmwood L. C._ 3
For Hibler._.- 8
?For Harmony - 3
For Johnston - 15
Foi Meriwether (Gregg) - 2
For Moss _ 3
For Brunson School- 4
For Ropers- 2
For Shaw_ 4
For Sweetwater- 4
For Talbert_ 8
For Trenton _11%
For Wards_- 8
For Wards No. 33-_ 4
Foi Stecker. Bi Bi .(portion ^- 1-5
For Elmwood R. . (portion "i^
For Johnston R. R.- '3
For Pickens R. R. -^. 3
For Wise R. R.- 3
For Corporation -30%
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 $4.00 commuta
tion tax. No commutation is included
in the property tax. So ask for road
tax receipt when you desire to pay
road tax. Time for paying road tax
will expire March 15, 1921.
j. L. PRINCE,
Co. Treas. E. C.
tual Insurance Asso
Property Insured $8,875.360
WRITE OR CALL on the and??
signed for any information you maj
desire about our plan of insurance
We insure your property against
I FIRE, WINDSTORM or LIGHT
and do BO cheaper than any Com'
pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared tc
prove to you that ours is the safest
and cheapest plan of insuranct
Our Association is now licensee
to write Insurance in the counties
of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
mick, Edgefield, Laurens, Saluda,
Richland, Lexington, Calhoun and
The officers are: Gen. J. Frasei
Lyon, President, Columbia S. C..
I J. R. Blake. Gen. Agent, Secty. and
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. O. Grant, Mt Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
?J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. G.
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. _ * [ ' ^
We believe that eve
this great year ot 19
depressed and mone;
have plenty to eat,
we'll have a little pa
see the silver lining 1
every dark cloud has
We are taking our h
have helped our cust
Now this is a big sai
to buy their winter ?
but look out for the
before it is gone at t
reach of every purse
Remember 33^ Per Cent C
Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
WANTED: Men or women to
take orders among friends and neigh
bors for the genuine guaranteed ho
siery, full line for men, women and
children. Eliminates darning. We
pay 75 cents an hour spare time or
$36.00 a week for full time. Expe
rience unnecessary. Write
International Stocking Mills,
J. S. BYRD
Office Over Store of
Quarles & Timmerman
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
STRAIGHT SALARY: $35.00 per
week and expenses to man or woman
with rig to introduce Eureka Egg
Producer. Eureka Mfg. Co., East St.
ry one should be thankful that they are living in
>20. While it is true that conditions are a little
y a little tight, but. we should give thanks that we
and that the "flu" is not with us this year. If
tience conditions will soon get better, then we can
behind the clouds when the clouds roll away, for
; a silver lining, of which there is no doubt.
ass cheerfully, and in addition to the fact that we
:omers to a 20% discount on shoes, we will further
ice Our Entire Stock to
% Per Cent Discount
ring to those who have to sell their cotton in order
?hoes. The weather so far has been mostly mild,
real bad weather that is to come and get your size
his reduction. This positively puts a shoe in the
no matter how lean it is.
have some bargain lots in shoes and
tides which will be of interest to you
)ff on Shoes, Beginning Dec. I. Not a single pair Reserved
Notice to Builders!
We have Beaver Board, Beaver Board Strips, Sash, Doors,
Blinds, Ceiling, Siding, Flooring, Mantels, Store Fixtures and. all
kinds of high-class mill work. Designing and estimates carefully
Just received large shipment of Red Cedar Shingles, 100 per
cent rift. .
Car load of Beaver Board just received at a reasonable price.
Yours for Prompt Service,
Wright Sash Door & Lumber Co.
JOHNSTON, 3. C.
There are many improvements and conveniences necessary
to the most profitable farming that you can hardly expect any
one to install for you.
WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR OWN FARM you can arrange every
thing to suit yourself, just the way you think it should be; This
is only one of the advantages, however, for all of the profits Belong
to you. Your farm is growing in value every year, likewise' the
products increase in value every year.
We are ready to help you buy a farm, to assist you in
tlje selection of one if you want our advice, and to loan you
money to pay for it at a very low rate of interest.
Will you come in and see what we can do for you?
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, President; A. S. Tompkins, Vice-President;
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen, Assistant Cashier.
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford,
M. C. Parker, A. S. Tompkins, J. G- Holland, K J; Mims, J. H. Allen.