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J. L. MIMS,.Editor.
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 cummunioations will be pub
lished unless accompanied by' the
Card of Thanks, Obituaries, Res
olutions and Political Notices pub
lished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, December 15.
Dixie Highway Hotel Open
Edgefield at last has a hotel that is
the joy and pride of her community,
and what is better still the hostelry
has a manager, the one who will real
ly make the hotel, who is second to
none in the state. The Dixie Highway
hotel was opened for business Sun
day, an elaborate turkey dinner Sun
day being the first meal surved. A
hungry throng gathered to express
to Mr. and Mrs. Vause their interest
and spirit of co-operation by regis>
tering for dinner and supper, 110 be
ing served at dinner and about 40
for supper. Without a single excep
tion everybody was delighted. Tho
menu was elaborate and everything
was bountifully served. It was also
prepared and seasoned to the king's
taste. Notwithstanding the fact that
Sunday was the opening day, with
the serving force yet untrained, Mr.
Vause handled the crowd splendidly,
Everybody went away fully satisfied
and with words of highest commen
Ration of the new management. The
Dixie Highway hotel is conceded by
persons who know to be the most
modern and best appointed hotel in
the State outside of the cities and
with his executive abliity and past
experience there is no doubt about
Mr. Vause making a great success of
Long Branch Items..
G. W. Scott attended the State
Baptist convention in Columbia.
Mrs. Dave Derrick, Mrs. Margaret
Claxton and Mrs. Mike Hare motored
to Kite, Ga., a few days ago to visit
The following attended the Vf. M.
U. meeting at Ridgedale Academy
last Saturday: Mesdames Boyd Der
rick, G. W. Scott, Kirkland, Thomp
son, John Claxton; Misses Lizzie
Harvey and Cleo Attaway; Fletcher
Derrick, John Claxton, Lawson Scott.
Mr. and Mrs. Bunyan McGee and
family have moved to Ridge Spring.
J. W. and Elizabeth McGee were stu
dents at Long Branch and will be
,very much missed.
Miss Cleo and Nelle Rhoden of
Eureka and Miss Workman visited
Mrs. Bolivia Rhoden recently.
Rev. Hopkins of Graycourt preach
ed at Philippi and Mt. Pleasant re
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Salter and Mr.
and Mrs. Herbert Salter motored to
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Franklin moved
to Dillon last week. Fronie and Alon
zo Franklin were students at Long
Fred Day was out of school last
week on the sick list.
Rev. W. L. Britt of Marion visited
the Long Branch School Monday and
gave a most excellent talk to the pu
pils. Rev. Britt preached a splendid
sermon at Philippi and Mt. Pleasant
churches on Sunday.
The teachers and pupils of Long
Branch school are planning Christ
mas exercises for December 22.
The following schedule of service
for the conference year has been ar
ranged for the Edgefield and Trenton
Edgefield: Second, third, fourth,
fifth Sundays at 11:30 a. m.
First, second and fifth Sundays at
7:30 p. m.
Trenton: First Sunday at 11:15 a.
Third and fourth Sundays at 7:30
The regular monthly meeting of
the Official Board of the Edgefield
Ghurch was held yesterday. Only the
usual routine business was attended
to. The new building lot has been
cleaned up. Concrete walks will be
put around the property after the
Georgia Temperance Worker
Very recently Mrs. Mary Harris
Armour spoke in Augusta on law en
forcement. The Augusta Chronicle
.speaks in highest terms of Mrs. Ar
bour, and gives the interesting in
formation that Wesleyan College had
conferred the degree of L. L. D. up
on her. She is a Georgian by birth
The Chronicle further states that
Mrs. Armour has a fund of knowl
edge that is well nigh inexhaustible,
being gifted with a tenacious mem
ory, she has made herself familiar
with history, poetry, biography, ro
mance, science, hymnology, philoso
phy, economics, politics and above
all the Bible. Mrs. Armour is a rapid
and pleasing speaker, having had
large experience in the temperance
campaigns in the United States.
FOR SALE: Pecans at 40 cents
per pound, delivered at my home.
Miss VIRGINIA ADDISON.
Letters to Santa Claus.
Edgefield, S. C.,
December 14, 1920.
Dear Old Santa Claus:
I am a little boy five years of age.
I will tell you what I want you to
bring me for Christmas. Now, Santa,
I have been the very best boy I could
be, and. I want you to please bring
me a little air rifle and four boxes
of cartridges; a little tool box and
a hand saw and a necktie. Candy, or
anges, raisins and chewing gum, also
I, close with best regards.
Edgefield, Si C., Route 3.
Edgefield, S. C,,
December 14, 1920.
Dear Old Santa: /
I am a little boy three years of
age. I have been a good boy. Please
bring me a little wagon with little
mules to it, and some sparklers and a
cap buster. Also bananas, oranges,
and all kinds of good things to eat.
Please don't forget little brother, T.
V., bring him a rubber ball to roll.
With best regard,
. LEONARD SIZEMORE.
Edgefield, S. C., Route 3.
Edgefield, S. C.,
December 14, 1920.
Dear Old Santa Claus :
I am a little girl seven years old. I
thought I would write and tell you
what I want you to bring me for
Please bring me a doll that will
say "papa" and "mama," and a doll
carriage, and two dresses for my'
doll. I waiyt a tea set and a little set
of knives and forks; some candy, ba
nanas, oranges, raisins and nuts.
I close with best regards.
DEALIA MAY SIZEMORE.
Edgefield, S. C., Route 3.
Prune Your Grapes.
It is very important that the Mus
cadine varieties of grapes be pruned
before the holidays. To wait until af
terwards will be too late, as these va
rieties bleed very badly when pruned
late in the season. The James, Thom
as and Scuppernong are the most
popular grapes of the Muscadine fam
ily. Bunch grapes should be pruned,
at present also, but they can be safe
ly pruned at any time of the winter.
Demonstrations in any phase of or
chard work will be gladly given. We
expect to make ORCHARD WEEK
worth while for the county. Plan to
attend at least one of the meetings.
. A. B. CARWILE,
County Agricultural Agent.
Shipping Board Submits
Washington, Dec. 10.-The ship
ping board made public tonight a
"consolidated balance sheet as of
June 30, 19201," . giving financial
transactions of the board and the
Emergency Fleet Corporation from
their inception in 1917 to that date.
It showed total liabilities of $3,537,
380,726.94 and asserts of the same
amount, and'it was the first complete
financial statement to he issued by
the federal agencies which built the
great government owned merchant
The board apparently did not un
dertake to show the total amount
which has been expended and fiscal
officials when asked as to this amount
said it could not be computed with
any degree of - accuracy because of
the system of accounting in use in
the early days of the board.
The liabilities given in the "con
solidated balance sheet" as made
public included appropriations by
congress of $3,213,217,110; "re
serves" of $735,618,316 and other
liabilities of more than $100,000,000,
the whole totalling $4,050,746,866.
The total liabilities of $3,537,380,726
represented the difference between
the $4,000,000,000 total and the ex
cess of expenses over revenues, from
operations, sales and the like, which
was placed at $513,336,139.
Revenues from operations, sales,
of ships, etc., were given at $1,148,
928,155 and expenses as $1,662,
294,294. Revenues from operating
of vessels were $817,271,541 and ex
penses of the operations $1,002,396,
750, the apparent net loss from oper
ation being $185,125,037.
Vessels sold brought $296,515,344
while the cost the board $339,083,
676, making a total loss on these
In its capital assets the board list
ed the vessels owned at $2,670,612,
755, this sum representing expendi
tures, construction, purchase and re
:onditioning. The value of ship yards,
property and equipment, fuel, oil
stations, real estate and buildings,
automobiles, launches and the like
was placed at $158,895,243. Expen
iitures for construction of all im
provements to housing projects and
;ransportation facilities were given
is $69,604,977. It was explained that
ill of these figures represented war
:osts and not the present value.
Current assets listed in the balance
meet included accounts receivable of
5293,792,558; general cash and cash
fund, $96,547,951; investments, $30,
317,587; notes receivable, $70,248,
537, and materials, supplies, ship
stores and the like, $143,400,297.
Frost Proof Cabbage Plants,
Charleston Wakefield, Succession,
Flat Dutch, by express.
Ten thousand at $1.50 per 1,000;
five thousand at $1.75; one thousand
at $2.00; by parcel post prepaid,
one thousand for $2.50; five hundred
for $1.50; three hundred for $1.00;
one hundred for 35 cents. Full count
and satisfaction guaranteed. Lead
ing varieties of Potato Plants in sea
WATSON PLANT CO,
Edgefield, S. C.
Ode to the Hotel Dinner.
My sympathy goes out to the miser
Who misses the .first table at the
big Turkey Dinner;
He waits and waits; first stands, then
And the louder the turkey smells,
the madder he "gits."
One hour has passed and with a big
He goes to the door-they're just
passing the soup
"Gpod Lord, have mercy!" he cries
? with a sigh,
"Rush those people to a finish or
I And again, after waiting two hours
With the odor of turkey growing
stronger and stronger,
He goes to the door and lo, and be
They sit there waiting for their
soup to get cold!
I He rips and snorts and tears at his
Jumps up and down in desperate
For hunger is gnawing his vitals intQ"|;
His stomach thinks his mouth gone
Two hours more of this awful wait,
It seems an age since last he ate;?
I The turkey most gone-not even a
He couldn't feel worse if he were
actually in H-!
The door is opened, he looks in to |
see % -
If he can find a man with sympa
[He sees a gentleman with a smile on
And oh, how he longs for the gen
\ tleman's place.
The gentleman catches his eye and
good man that he is,
Gives him his seat so he can get
down to "biz;"
Then came waiters in white, from ?
And gracefully served him. with
the dainty first course.
Then boiled ham, turkey and Cran
He cried "Three cheers for our
host, Mr. Vause!"
I He said with a smile, "This surely is
I am fully repaid for the time I
W. S. G. HEATH.
NO. 1 Ten-room dwelling with ti?|<
j roof, almost new, within a short w?lk
of post office. Completed with mod
ern conveniences, electric lights, etc.
?Has garden, also corn and potato
[land at premises. Ail out buildings.
NO. 2. Twenty-one (21) acre farm. (
with seven room modern dwelling'.?
with electric lights, and all out gu?di i
ings. Has plenty of wood, pasture (
with water and -8 acres will make a j
bale of cotton to the acre. Conve- (
nient to High School. Partly in, the \
town of Edgefield. ?
NO. 2. Twenty-one (21) acre farm
with seven-room, modern dwelling
with electric lights, and all out build
ings. Has plenty of wood, pasture
with water and 18 acres will make a
bale of cotton to the acre. Conve
nierit to [High School. Partly in the j2
town of Edgefield. , ? lt
E. J. NORRIS.
J. D. HOLSTEIN
Successor to Penn & Holstein
Pure Drugs and Chemicals
Our prices are reasonable.
Our 75 years of service to the
people insure efficiency and
We olicit Your Continued
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The money with,which you buy
christmas seals goes to help the
South Carolina Anti-Tuberculosis
Association. Is there any worthien
:ause to be found anywhere? When
rou go to buy your Christmas pres
?nts for those who are strong and
veil think of those who are feeble
md despairing and buy Christmas
?eals as a gift of gratitude .
I desrie to notify my friends and
he public that I have engaged two
idditional barbers and will hereafter
>e able to give prompt service. No
vaiting to be served in the barber
hop over the store of Messrs. Rey
lolds & Padgett.
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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 j
short or long term-one day up. The
same for corn and other farm pro-j
Better Be Safe Than Sorry.
E. J. NORRIS, Agt.
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Office Over Store of
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Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
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