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To the Taxpayers of South
. At a convention of taxpayers, held
in the Capitol January ll, 1921, a
memorial was adopted and presented
to the governor and both branches of
the general assembly, protesting
.against increased appropriations and
urging the strictest economy in the
.state and county governments.
It is apparent from the published
reports of the acts of the general as
sembly that they are not disposed to
.heed the appeal pf th** convention;
a sindicated by voting down the re
commendation of the speaker of the
house to hold appropriations, down
to a m?ximum of $8,000,000.
Therefore, we, the committee ap
pointed to represent the Taxpayers'
Convention, do hereby call conven
tion of the taxpayers to meet at their,
respective county seats at ll o'clock,
Monday, February 7th, to elect del
egates, not less than five from each
countyj to meet in the Capitol at
3:30 o'clock on Wednesday, Febru
ary 9th, to consider what further ac
tion may be wise upon this important j
issue. We especially invite senators
and members of the house to meeti
with their constituents in their re-1
spective court houses on the first]
If you do not respond to this call
blame no one but yourselves when
the tax burden grows heavier.
T. H. DREHER,
E. W. DABBS,
J. A. BANKS,
. A. K. SMOF^
And others of the
Feeding the Farm Flock.
Clemson College, Jan. 31.-In
feeding the farm flock the right kind
of food is important if it is to be a
paying proposition. If hens do not
get sufficient or proper feed they car.
not be expected to give satisfactory
and profitable results. A complicated
ration is not necessary. The aim in
feeding the hens should be to use, so
far as possible, the grains that are
grown on the farm or that are avail
able in the immediate neighborhood.
One of the most successful methods
of feeding is to give a light feed? of
grains in the morning and feed of the
same material at night, the night feed
consisting of about as much as the
hens will clean up.
In addition a dry mash should be
provided where the hens can have
access to it continuously. When con
siderable quantities of. waste foodj
are available for the hens to pick up
from the field, the amount of grain
fed may be cut down.
One of the most common mistakes
in feeding farm poultry is the fail
ure to provide animal food in some
form. Of course during the spring
and summer, when quantities' of in
sects are available, they may supply
the hens' wants in this regard, but
during those parts of the year when
insects are not available or are
scarce, it becomes necessary to pro
vied animal food. Milk, usually fed
as skim milk or butter-milk, pro
vides an excellent source of animal
food, but when milk is not available
the hens should have beef ^crap or
meat scrap. While this product is
Tii?h in px'ice, it is economical, and
should be included in the hens' ra
tions because of the increased pro
duction that will result.
Corn Meal and Meat Scrap.
Ihe highest egg production in
poultry feeding tests conducted by
the United States Department of
Agriculture were obtained from a
pen receiving a mash composed of 4
pounds of bran. 4 pounds middlings,
26 pounds meat scrap and 66 pounds
This ration has been one of the
best .mashes, giving a consistent high
production over a period of several
years and is not distinctly different
from the mash used in the wheatless
ration, which has also given very
During the winter it is necessary)
to provide some form of green or
succulent feed, such as mangels, cab
bage, clover, alfalfa or sprouted oats.
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 Milis,
Frost Proof Cabbage Plants.
One hundred acres, thirty million
good stocky plants, ready now. Early
Jersey, Charleston Wakefields, Suc
cession, Flat Dutch. Parcel Post paid.
300, $1.00; 500, $1.50; 1,000, $2.50;
Express 2,000, $3.50; 5,000, -$7.50;
10,000, $12.50. Count and delivery
i Moultrie, Ga.
Gene Stratton-Porter's new song
play, "Freckles" coming to Johnston
Theatre February 10th and Edge
field Theatre February 11th.
"Freckles," the dramatized version
of the newest and best of book plays,
by Gene Stratton-Porter, authoress
of the delightful story of the Indiana
swamps known as "The Limberlost,"
will be seen for the first tirne on the
above date. "Freckles" as a play has
gained force in transportation from
the leaves of a book to a setting be
hind the footlights.
As in the book, however, it dealt
with the adventures of a freckled
face red-headed waif who as a baby
[with one hand cut off was deserted
on the steps of an orphan asylum,
was taken in and remained there un
.til old enough to go to work. It was
then his misfortune to fall into the
hands of a cruel master, from whom
he runs away, and the opening scene
finds him at the great Limberlost
camp pleading for work. His pitiful
9>lea wins the heart of the camp boss
who becomes his benefactor, and he
is put to work as guard of the Lim
There he proves his mettle and
iheets the girl whom he calls "The
Angel." Their meeting introduces a
most delightful love story and marks
the beginning of the waif's rise from
a lowly position to a station of afflu
ence and power.
Th? play is great in its simplicity
and the story is a splendid example
of the value of honesty, faith and
courage and that of doing right
against all temptation; right is right
An expeptionally strong cast of
players and singers together with an
elaborate and unique scenic produc
tion is assured.
"Freckles" is the most noteworthy
offering pf the current season.
Better phone over for tickets as
the attraction is a record breaker and
will no doubt do capacity business.
Tickets on sale at Collett Drug ]
Store, Dixie Highway Hotel Build- i
Extra Early King Cotton seed,
grown by me. $1.50 per bushel f. o.
b. Clark's Hill, S. C. Cash with order,
or $1.25 to those who call with sacks
at my home' and get them. Come on
Ruben and be ready to plant early.
G. D. MtMS.
J. S. BYRD
Office Over Store of
Quarles & Timmerman
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
To Prevei.t Blood Poisoning
apply at once the wonderful old reliarle DI
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL. a sut
??cal dressin? that relieves pain and heals a.
V sim?; time. Nat a liniment. 25c. 50c. SLOG.
was made to restore health to peopL
of permanent benefit to thousands w
Why don't you try a bottle?
beginning today. .Every Drug S tor
I Large S
Jewelry to S
We invite our Edgefield
S when in Augusta. We h
I CUT (
9 of all kinds that we have ever show
5 you through our stock. Every depa
0 with the newest designs.
g We call especial attention to our
5 every improvement. Your watch
Sj Work ready for delivery in a short i
1 A. J. j
g 980 Broad St
Long Branch Items.
Miss Bessie Thompson of Ridg
Spring spent the week-end with rel
atives in this section.
Miss Evelyn Scott of Edisto acad
erny spent the week-end with her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Scoti.
W: A. Clark took a business trip
to Edgefield last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Rob Williams and
family took a trip to Johnston a few
Miss Bess Ferguson of Sweetwater
school spent the week-end with
Harry Scott of the Harmony com
munity visited relatives in this sec
tion one day last week.
Misses Alice and Orrie Comsey of
Ward spent thu week-end with Miss
es Mertie, Thelma and Pansy Der
The union meeting at Philippi was
largely attended; helpful addresses
were made by various speaekrs. Rev.
G. M. Sexton preached a splendid ser
mon on Sunday on Lifting up Christ.
There was an abundance of dinner
both days. The next union meeting
will join with the other divisions of
the Ridge association and hold - a
Sunday school convention at Ward
the last of May.
The Philippi members have recent
ly remodeled their church, they now
have a very handsome structure; the
eight new class rooms add very much
to the efficiency of the Sunday school.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Scott took a
business trip to Johnston a few days
Cotton Markets in South Caro
lina for Week Ending Jan
Greenville? __ __ _.-14.50
Kershaw_- - 14.50
Laurens_ __ _ 13.50
Manning __ _- __ - -_13.50
dewberry__ -.- 13.50
Drangeburg_- - __ 13.50
These spot market quotations tak
$n from the Bureau of Markets,
Dharlotte, N. C.
Farmers, store your cotton; weath
er damage in one season estimated, j
Edgefield farmers have the ser
vices of a cotton grader who can ad
vise you of the value of your cotton.
WANTED: The people to know j
;hat I now have Giles Butler, who is
tn expert horse shoer in my employ
nent. Let us shoe your horses and
nules. Satisfaction guaranteed. Don't
forget also that we do all kinds of
.epairing in wagons, buggies, etc.
A. L. KEMP.
Have you lost your appetite?
Do you get so tired with the
day's duties that you're unable
to enjoy an evening with
friends or at the movies once
in a while? Are you losing
your rosy cheeks and your
Dr.r Miles' Tonic
s in your condition. It has been
ho were afflicted just as you are.
Get in line for better health
c carries Dr. Miles' Medicines.
friends to visit our store
ave the largest stock of
n. It will be a pleasure to show
rtment is constantly replenished
repairing department, which has
or clock made as good as new.
Many persons, otherwise Bl
vigorous and healthy, are Q
bothered occasionally with H
Indigestion. The effects of a ora
disordered stomach on the
system are dangerous, and
prompt treatment of indlges- rca
tion is important "The only fg
medicine I have needed has na
been something to aid dlg?s- ~
tion and clean the liver," fa
writes Mr. Fred Ashby, a
McKinney, Texas, farmer, f
"My medicine is I
for indigestion and stomach
trouble of any kind. I have
never found anything that
touches the spot, like Black
Draught. I take it in broken
doses after meals. For a long
time I tried pills, which grip*
ed and didn't give the good
results. Black-Draught liver
medicine is easy to take, easy
to keep, inexpensive."
Get a package from your
druggist today-Ask for and
insist upon Thedford's-the
Get it today.
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 not
be paid by T .ember 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 Ordina-..? County_ 8
Ker !Jast Indebtedness_2%
For Special, Good Roads_ 2
Jr. Giiit.vtitutional School Tax 3
R? 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.- 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 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.
Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
FOR SALE: Native grown Ful
ghum Oats at $1.25 per bushel, also
one young horse and several young
work mules from three to five years
old. Reason for selling have rented
out my entire farm for the year.
M. C. PARKER.
FOR RENT: Three desirable
rooms, access to water system and
WALTER L. HOLSTON.
Gone for Good ?
Ch?t?kens may come home to roost, but it isn't
that way with dollars. They never come home when
turned loose, they are gone for erood.
Thai's why we advise you to open an account with
us and keep your dollars in our fire proof, burglar
proof vaults, under lock and key, alwaj-s safe but
subject to your check. It's the safe, sane, modern
way of handling funds. All our banking facilities
are at your disposal. We will be glad to be of ser
vice to you. We are asking right now for the chance.
The Bank of Trenton, S. C.
All ch?cks drawn on The Bank of Trenton can be cleared free of ex
change through the Federal Reserve Bank.
Why take the risk' of lower
markets when you buy cotton?
Hedge your purchases with us.
Make a legitimate merchant's
profit, avoid losses and keep
your cr?dit good at the bank".
When you buy cotton, sell short% j
an equivalent amount, then if the
market goes down, you make on
your short sales what you lose' on
your spot purchases. If. the mark
et goes up, you make on your spot i *
purchases what you lose on your
sales so that in either case you
have a buyer s profit without risk
We can handle your hedge bus
?4 iness in lots ot ten bales.
Martin & Co. Edmund A. Felder
81 Broad Street OR S. C. Representative
New York City, N. Y. 1512 Sumter St, Columbia, S. C.
Drag Saws at Special Prices
As long as our Type "W" Drag Saws, which are* equipped with
Bosch Magneto and Lever Control, last and until February 15, 1921, we
will make a special price f.o.b Columbia of $150.00 on these machines,
which means a^B-per cent cut. ^.^tc^: ? ^
Columbia Supply Company.
823 West Gervais Street Columbia, S. C.
YOUP Cotton for High Pri?es
Conservative Loans Made on Cotton
Consigned to *Us
M. B. WATSON & COMPANY
COTTON FACTORS AND BROKERS
GREENVILLE, S. C.
IBARRETT & COMPANY j
* (INCORPORATED) j
Augusta ----- Georgia
YOU TAKE NO CHANCES!
Guaranteed for Life
For Sale by
EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE COMPANY