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Published every Wednesday in
The Advertiser Building at $2.00
per year in advance.
Entered as second class matter at
?the postoffice at Edgefield S. C.
"No cummunications will be pub
lished unless accompanied by the
Oard of Thanks, Obituaries, Res
olutions and Political ' Notices pub
lished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, December !./
The way of the creditor is hara,
but that of the debtor is still harder.
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A level head and a steady ^erve
something most people haven't got
are the great need of the^our.
Your "Uncle Sam's"' beaver will
-easily* hold the incoo** tex collected
fSn Edgefield county/or 1920.
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Try to be ?BS Philosophical as
"'Hambone" anr*everything will work
out all right/even if it does seem
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' When ?enry VIII exclaimed : "A
liorse! aAorse! my kingdom for a
2iorse!" horses must have been worth
snore *an they are today.
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Murders, murders, murders, mur
?dej?! The like of murders that are
dilly reported in the papers has nev
?tr been seen before.
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This is mighty good time to use
some horse-sense. If they had it, with
most people it has been dormant for
?the past three years. "
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We'll wager a goodly sum that the
?volume of Cupid's business will not
be cut by the 'hard times. Love is
blind, you know, and senseless too.
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Wonder why it takes so much meal
and sugar to operate some saw-mills?
Does it not raise a suspicion that they
operate a "gin" mill as a side line?
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Just because economy must be
^practiced, don't get too close, like
the fellow who has quit enjoying his
Victrola because it wears out the
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The October bride just did get in
for a diamond ring before the crash
came. Many a bride next Jun ewill
have to be satisfied with a plain gold
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Instead of discussing "hard times"
find something worse. In Augusta
?they discuss new traffic or parking
ordinance which is about to cause
?iv? war across the Savannah.
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Georgia seems to be at the top pf
the list in homicides and in some of
them about half the people of the
State are either implicated or inter
ested in some way.
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The cake seems to be all dough
with those of us who didn't get our
wheat sown before the heavy rains.
But let's not despair. Sunshine will
bring brighter days yet.
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The children are hoping Santa
Claus has bought "an airship. Unless
he has many Edgefield children have
no hope of seeing him this Christ
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A cup of coffee and a slice of pie
are said to be selling in. Augusta now j
for a nickel each. But don't burn a
dollar's worth of gasoline just to get
.a ten-cent lunch.
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"Many divorce cases filed in the
clerk's office," says the headline of
'a Georgia paper. Maybe the wives- are j
- getting tired of supporting their hus
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The way wives are killing hus- |
bands and husbands killing wives it
seems that young couples would be
somewhat intimidated, but they are
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That fellow Jones who "pays the
freight;" is having to pay an awful
lot of money these days. While other
things have gone down freights have
gone pp, and mighty high at that.
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At tthc birthday celebration of an
old lady, a maiden lady, in London
yesterday 101 candles were placed
on the cake. Af/ter they reach 100
old maids don't mind telling their
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Don't get it into your head that
.mooney makes happiness. Bless your
ilflo, some of the most miserable men
i today are those wkh the largest hold
iings. The shrinkage of values is
.mighty nigh killing 'em. ? I
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The limit has been reached in the
matter of clubs in Edgefield but the
Advertiser would stand for one more
-a darrring club. Quit buying new
:?ilk stockings and darn some of the
old ones. Then you'll be a darned
sight better off.
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The town of McCormick has a new
way, and a very good one ,too, of
settling municipal . infelicity. Owing
to discord in the Council, by mutual
agreement, the mayor and all of the
wardens have resigned in order that
an entirely new administration may
be elected. Som? other towns we
know might make a note of this ami
cable adjustment of affairs and adopt
Why worry because*, you haven't
Tioney? That man Sheppard over in
Georgia, about whom such a stir is
being raised, was killed for his mon
jy. Which estate is preferable, a li-v
mg poor man or a dead rich one?
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If there were a market for mud,
Edgefield could pay off its entire
bonded debt, without disturbing any
other street than the main thorough
fare . of Buncombe. The mud-hole's
width is from ditch to ditch and its
depth has never yet been fathomed.
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Buy Christmas Seals.
It should not-be necessary to urge
people , all who can possibly do so,
to buy Christmas seals. The money
derived from their sale will be used,
as heretofore in stamping out tuber
culosis.' Consumption is a prevent
able ?nd an eradicable disease.
Science has demonstrated this over
and over again. It is therefore a re
flection on the people of South Caro
lina that there are such a lai"ge num
ber of victims of consumption. Just
as persistent effort has almost erad
icated smallpox, a disease so wide
spread and so terribly dreaded a few
decades ago, the same can be accom
plished with consumption. However,
to do this money is needed. Christ
mas seals are put O? sale for the pur
pose of raising the necessary funds.
By each individual contributing a
small sum the burden falls lightly on
all and yet the desired end" is accom
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Other Banks Came to Rescue.
It has been said that corporations
have no souls, yet many of them
prove themselves to be more mag
nanimous than some individuals. A
striking example of the unselfishness
and magnanimity of some corpora
tions is found in the recent example
of the banks of Columbia. To the in
jury of-one of the banks in the city,
it became rumored that the institu
tion was not on a sound basis, caus
ing some persons to lose confidence
and draw out their money. Every
body knows who knows anything
about banking that no financial in
stitution, especially at a time like
this can long withstand what is call
ed a "run," a concerted withdrawal
of funds by depositors. Like most
individuals, banks do not carry a very
large amount of idle money. It is
not necessary. For that reason none
of them are prepared to meet, with
out notice, usually heavy withdraw
als of money.
But ot go back to our Columbia
story, the ill-founded report concern
ing a certain bank were calculated to
greatly impair the institution, and
in order to protect their sister bank
by restoring the confidence of the
people, every local bank came out in
a signed statement, emblazoned on a
full page of a newspaper avowing
their confidence in the bank and
pledging themselves to protect every
depositor against loss. Wasn't that a
soulful act? Wasn't it an exhibition
of unselfishness rarely seen among
individuals who are competitors?
One lot of Shirt Waists worth
$1.65 reduced to 98 cents.
We are selling all Dry Goods and
Shoes below cost.
J. S. BYRD
Office Over Store of
Quarles & Timmerman
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
Ladies' and Misse
for Kids at Ye
We must make roc
. goods-Dolls and Toys ?
little folks happy.
H. C. Viele <
Repairing of Wati
Big Sale to Reduce Stock.
Early in the summer when Mr. Ru
Ibenstein purchased his large fall
stock cotton was selling for a good
price and everything appeared to be
prosperous."-Now the situation is en
tirely different. He finds th?t he has
entirely too many goods and they
much be sold. In order to move out
the goods at once when the people
need them he is conducting a special
sale that should make the shopping
public of Edgefield take notice. Read
in his full page advertisement this
week of the wonderful bargains Mr.
Rubenstein. is offering. You do not
receive much for cotton it is true,
but he can make that small amount
of money go a long ways in supply
ing the family needs.
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
between the 15th day of October,,
1920 and December 31st, 1920.
That when taxes charged shall net I
be paid by December 31st, 1920 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 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 collected 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 _ 8
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
For 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
For Blocker R. R. (portion - 15
For Elmwood R. . (portion 15
For; Johnston R. R.- 3
For Pickens R. R..-- 3
For Wise R. R. --.- S
For Corporation-.-i- 30^;
AHJ;he 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 or work 4 days on the public
roads. 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.
E SALE OF
?S' Hats and Lids
mr Own Price
>m for our Christmas
md things to make the
)N, S. C.
is and Silverware
shes and Jewelry
IF NOT BE !
This is the'first time th
on shoes before Christina
put on sale
Despite the fact that
larger stores we are are gi
by putting them on sale :
Remember the Itei
Remember all Sale Prices
are done up here to your sati
faction. Shined, cleaned, r
paired, new laces put in, bu
tons attached. Leave yoi
shoe trouble to us.
Be Sure and "C" Our
Window. Bargain feast,
should say so!
Watch us sell it. If he said f
he will, you bet-Bleachii
an i Sea Island at one-ha
Don't shiver and wear rai
when you can get that coi
suit and cloak here at half tl
9-4 Pepperell Sheeting unbleached
at 59 cents; 9-4 Pepperell Sheeting,
bleached, 69 cents; 10-4 Pepperell
sheeting, bleached, 70 cents.
Hulls and Meal.
We have now and will constantly
keepon hand cotton seed meal and
hulls. Send us your orders. Price in
keeping with low price of seed.
S. B. Nicholson, Mgr.
Insure your cotton in the Seed or
in Bales. I can give you insurance for
short or long term-r-one day up. The
same for corn and other farm pro
Better Be Safe Than Sorry.
E. J. NORRIS, Agt.
6:55 a. DJ...
8:40 a. rn...
10:40 a. m._.
8:05 p. m.
For additional i
G. W. CARTER,
Dist. Pass, i
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u Turned the Xmas
rig Problem Over
rour Mind Yet?
SURE AND ATTEND OUR SHOE SALE
ec. 1st, All Shoes at 1-3 Off
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ie present management has had a sale of one-third off
s, and in connection with the shoe sale we are going to
SPECIALS THAT WILL PLEASE
gloves are retailing as high as $8.00 per pair in the
oing to reduce our stock of high-grade Grinnell Gloves
at ONE-THIRD OFF.
ms-Remember the Prices-Remember the Place
? Cash Exchanges Made But No Refunds
He did it before
it again. What?
-he will do
Remember where yon can get
a dandy good silk hose, none
better for good wear than
Chipnan's-here at one-third
If you can't feel rich these
days why not act rich by look
ing spick-and-span in one of
those waists we have on sale
at one-half price.
Slave times artf over-quit
darning children's hose. Get
them new one for one third
off. Heavy and light ribbed.
Why should I catch colds with
wet feet from oxfords and old
shoes when I can get a new
pair for one-third off at The
Get the children a Knit Cap.
They can keep their ears from
getting frost bitten. One
Did you hear the good
news? High-grade Kid Gloves
at The Corner Store for one
third off. Let's go!
Don't forget and read our ad
vertisement in next week's pa
per. It will surprise you.
The Comer Store.
sra m m mm m ~g s&
stif? &ct? ?rm u.
Notiee to Builders!
We have Beaver Board, Beaver Board Stripe, 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
Car load of Beaver Board just received at a reasonable price.
Youre for Prompt Service,
Wright Sash Door & Lumber Co.
JOHNSTON, 8. C.
J and Departure of Passenger Trains
Edgefield, South Carolina
tern Railway System
.Trenton and Columbia..9:45 a. m.
.Trenton and Augusta.?.7:50 a. m.
.Trenton, Aiken, Augusta, Columbia, Wash
ington and New York..._.2:00 p. m.
-Trenton, Columbia and Augusta_9:00 p. m.
nformation communicate with Ticket Agents
J. A. TOWNSEND,
Edgefield, S. C.