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Wednesday, February 16.
The members of the Junior Order
United American Mechanics held
their annual banquet at the Dixie
Highway Hotel Friday night. On this
iestive occasion each member was ac
corded the privilege of inviting a
lady, which accounted for the pres
ence of the wives, sisters and sweet
hearts. As the members arrived they
were seated for a time in the spa
cious lobby of the hotel where they
engaged .in pleasant conversation.
Promptly at 8:30 the dining room
doors were thrown open and all were
invited in where they were seated
about the long rectangular table.
Manager Vause maintained on this
occasion his well established reputa
tion for serving splendid suppers. The
menu was elaborate and beautifully
served in courses. As cigars were be
ing handed Toastmaster T. A. High
tower arose and presented the speak
ers, among them being Rev. G. W. M.
Taylor, S. B. Nicholson, S. M. Smith,
Col. P. B. Mayson, T. B. Greneker,
and J. L. Minis The occasion was one
of real pleasure to the members of
the Order and their guests and it will
he long remembered.
Public Spirited Men Respond.
Several citizens, among them be
ing Messrs. W. E. Ouzts, J. E. Mims
and J. A. Timmerman, became inter
ested in improving the condition of
Columbia street and made a call to
persons residing in that section of
the town and adjacent country dis
tricts who travel that street coming
into town to assist in sanding the
heavy red clay. The response to the
call was general and very generous.
Mr. J. G. Holland donated the sand,
it being hauled from a portion of
Iiis Griffin place. All it has cost the
town was the comparatively small
Bum of paying the drivers of the
teams. Up to this time the improve
ment has reached the station and
w^brk will continue until the public
square is reached. A heavy coat of
sand is being spread over the clay
which will finally make the surface
hard and smoothe, hundreds of loads
of sand being used.
The following have contributed
teams: W. E. Ouzts, J. E. Mims, J.
A. Timmerman, J. T. McManus, Jr.,
M. A. Taylor, M. W. Hudgens, Sr.,
M. W. Hudgens, Jr., G. W. Adams,
Mrs. B. E. Nicholson, Rev. P. P. Bla
lock, Dr. A. H. Corley, W. A. Byrd,
M. C Parker, R C. Miller, T. A. Broad
water, Hub Ramsey, Manly Prescott,
Man Simkins, Joe East, Jerry Sim
qins, Edd Blalock, Allen Cooks, Will
Simkins, Henry Burton, Robert Jen
nings, Key Hammond, Milledge
Jones, Jule Prescott, William Ma
ligne, Abe Rountree, Willis Brown,
Alex Barnes, Nathan Griffin, Silas
Hartley, George Waldo, A. W. Sim
iins, Jim Chamberlain, Quiny Mose
ly and Walter Cook. The following
trucks were contributed: Yonce &
Mooney, Wilbur Harling, W. F. Mc
Murrain, B. B. Jones and L. T. May.
D. A. R. Meeting.
A delightful meeting of the D. A.
R. was held with Mrs. Tillman on
Tuesday afternoon. The chaplain,
Mrs. Peak, opened the meeting with
prayer and the regent, Mrs. F. M.
Warren, Jr., conducted the business
program, calling on the treasurer,
Mrs. P. P. Blalock, Jr., and registrar,
Mrs. Tillman, to make reports. A
good condition of the treasury was
reported, and eight new papers were
in the hands of the registrar, seven
of them being additional papers of
one member. The minutes were read
by Mrs. A. A. Woodson, and the fol
lowing elected to the Continental
Congress in Washington in April:.
Regent, Mrs. F. M. Warren, alter
nate, Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth; dele
gate, Mrs. J. D.- Holstein, delegate's
alternate, Mrs. Susan B. Hill.
The historical program was very
interesting, the first number being a
paper "South Carolina's Part in the
First Continental Congress," by Mrs.
N. G. Evans, which Miss Rainsford
requested to have to read before her
class in history as the students are
just now studying that part of Amer
Miss Rainsford sang "Entreaty,"
with piano accompaniment by Miss
Miriam Norris. The chapter enjoyed
the selection very much a love song
on request, appropriate to the Valen
Mrs. Warren read an interesting
story of how Cupid has not been in
fluenced by political differences, tak
en from "The Romance of the Lower
At the close of the program, a sal
ad course and iced tea was served by
Mrs. Helen Wright and Miss Miriam
Norris. The next meeting will be held
with Mrs. J. D. Holstein, March 15,
at 4 p. m.
Spot Market in Charlotte Dis
trict for Week Ending Feb
ruary 12, 1921.
Camden __ ___ __ 12.00
Sumter __ - _.' 12.50
Westminster _1_ 13.00
Time For Paying Taxes Ex
tended to May.
Adoption of the free conference
report on the house bill and the sen
ate amendment as to the time for ex
tending taxes this year be extended
to May 1 was the main action of the
senate at the morning session.
The free eonierence report calls
for the time to be extended to May
1 with 1 per cent in January, 2 per
cent in February and 3 per cent in
March and April, with a provision
that the penalties shall not be cum
ulative and compounded. The report
further provided that the total pen
alties shall not exceed 3 per cent up
until May.l, but after May 1 the pen
alty shall be 7 per cent, provided no
executions are begun until May 15.
This report was adopted by both the
senate and house and ends, the long
fight, started the second day of the
present session.-The State.
What the "California Idea" Is.
"The California idea" which has
now been indorsed by farmers in all
parts of the South is the best form
of cooperative marketing.
And what is the "California idea?"
It is so simple that it is positively
amazing that we have not long ago
seized this weapon for our deliver
"The California idea" in its essen
tials means that the farmers growing
any particular kind of product or
commodity shall organize, not simply
by isolated neighborhoods, communi
ties, or counties, for marketing their
product, but that farmers in whole
states and groups of states shall sign
an agreement to market their product
together and hire the best selling
talent in the country to act for them
in selling it.
Such an organization saves to the
farmers the enormous amount hereto
fore accumulated by unnecessary
middlemen. It enables the farmers to
control a large enough volume of
products to give them a voice in fix:
ing their price. It puts them in a po
sition to get the best marketing in
formatoin in the world and to know
when they ought to sell and when
they ought to hold-and to hold in
such quantities as to get results. It
puts them in a position where the
selling organization can . take the
warehouse receipts and furnish mon
ey to the weak farmers or tenants
who, under present conditions, can
not hold, but must dump their crops
on a depressed market and thereby
force down prices for everybody else.
See fuller explanation in recent is
sues of The Progressive Farmer.
This plan has now been adopted
by farmers in all parts of the South
and they are fast getting ready to
avail themselves of its advantages.
See fuller explanation in recent is
sues of The Progressive Farmer.
The Progressive Farmer.
Notice is hereby given that the metal
tank, tower, brick and well shelter on
the public square belonging to the town
of Edgefield will be sold at public out
cry to the highest bidder at eleven
o'cloock Monday, February 21, 1921.
Right reserved to reject any or all bids.
J. G. EDWARDS,
?8&s NEW LIFE PILLS
The Pilis That Do Cure*
Red Oak Grove News.
. (Written for Last Week.)
The condition of the newly work?
roads in most every section of tl
country makes travel burdensome i
man and beast. Many of the rur
churches have small attendance f<
?the most part all of the winter ov<
on this side. We do trust the time
not far distant when this conditio
will have changed, for it is so bai
Even the mail system on this roul
has truly been a hardship, but mu:
say the carrier is faithful and pe:
Our pastor, Rev. G. W. Bussey wz
able to fill his appointment on la?
Sunday at Red Oak Grove and W?
the guest of Mr. W. M. Agner.
The Sunday school at Flat Roc
continues to flourish and has an avei
age of about forty-five in attendanci
Mr. T. W. Lamb was unanimousl
reelected superintendent. Mr. Rufu
Doolittle succeeded the retiring set
retary and treasurer, Miss Berth
Parkman, who has so efficientl
served sjnce the school was organiz
ed eighteen months ago.
All the officers and teachers wi]
be entertained by Mrs. Lamb an
her daughter, Miss Kathleen Kenric
now soon with contests and suitabl
pastimes, having as honor guests th
school teachers, Mrs. J. M. Busse
and Mrs. Fannie. Belle Cobia.
Our W. M. Society at Red Oal
Grove has sustained the loss of on
of its finest members in the death o
Mrs. Ann Doolittle. She has regular
ly* contributed to everything tha
was presented to her in behalf of th
society, and up until the past yea
or two has attended almost as reg
ular as any member we .had, but de
dining health prevented that, thoug]
she continued her gifts, always witl
much interest, finding pleasure ii
this privilege of still being a part o
the work she had so long supportei
Mrs. Doolittle leaves one son, Mi
Sam Doolittle, and granddaughter
Miss Annie Doolittle, whom she rear
ed from an infant, also several smal
grand children. She died on Febru
ary 1st, and was buried the follow
ing day at Red Oak Grove beside he
husband, where she has always livei
a consistent Christian life.
Mr. Ben Stone of Parksville am
Miss Clela Agner, daughter of Mi
and Mrs. W. M. Agner were marriei
on the 18th of January by the Rev
Kugley at his residence in Parksville
Their plans were not even known b:
their most intimate friends. Thei:
marriage takes away one of the faith
ful and persevering members of th<
Y. W. A. It was by her sweet, eames
persuasive endeavors several yean
ago renewed the interest in the aux
iliary, so it is with reluctance w<
give her up. **
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Young had a<
their guests on last Saturday, Rev
and Mrs. W. A. Barnes and Mr. anc
Mrs. T. W .Lamb. The day was mos1
enjoyably spent in this hospitable
Miss Lullie Timmerman had witli
her last week-end Miss Mamie Bus
sey and Miss Lou Eva Parkman.
Mr. George Gilchrist has return
ed from Cleora where he and Mr.
Walter Griffis have spent several
week profitably trapping on Turkey
Master John Paul Dow is now ful
ly recovered from a long spell of
pneumonia and can soon resume his
school work again.
It seems rather unusual at this sea
son of the year not to see a line of
wagons hauling fertilizers. .
There are new enterprises now,
both among the women and men in
our section. Some of them are season
ing and curing their own tobacco, es
tablishing and tanning leather, which
means a cut to shoe dealers; others
are cutting and delivering cross ties,
and it has been suggested that the
ladies see if they can't revive the
making of cotton into cloth, if they
can find the old time spinning wheels
and cotton looms. But if we had
those, who is left to teach us? I be
lieve though if the women made up
their minds to revive the industry it
would* become quite popular, because
the old time soap making has already
been adopted. There is now in every
home almost, large quantities of old
time home made soap. One old color
ed woman said "I shore is tired hear
ing the folks talking 'bout hard
times. If dey is hard-dey makes it
so, tryin' ' ter to be rich when dey
aint. Go to work, white folks and
raise your girls and boys to stop dis
ildeness, den the niggers will have to
follow your example, 'cause dey al
I say speed the day when our peo
ple will learn the wisdom of living at
home by raising more food stuff and
building good roads.
Modoc, S. C.
On and after March 1st this store will
be eondueted on a Strietly Cash Basis,
This applies to one and all.
IT is with a feeling of regret in cutting off some of our best credit customers
in making this announcement, but no other course is left to us during these
times, as we have all the accounts we care to carry on our books at this time.
We can't pay bur bills with accounts. Neither can we pay them with promises
In making this change we believe that it will enable us to serve our custom- *
ers and friends better than ever, because book-keeping and other expenses will
be saved, allowing us to sell you cheaper. Our prices are going to be one price
to all. No need of thinking that your neighbor can purchase it for less than
Experience has taught us that to make a success of a business you have to
stick to the rules and realize on your goods, turn the stock often, serve the pub
lic as it wants to be served. We have also observed that during a sale that any
one who needs the goods can secure the cash to buy with. Why not save your
money to start with, as every penny saved means that much nearer one dollar
saved. So we are going to try and help you save your cents by trying to make
it worth your while to buy here b}' making every day a salesday with us (Sun
Please remember that we positively will have to stick to our rule, as a busi
ness is no business unless it can observe its rules.
We Question No One's Credit
There are a good many customers that we would be glad to charge goods
to-in fact it would be a pleasure-but r?gret that, unlike Rockefeller, we
never did eat out of the silver spoon. Business conditions prevent our doing
business as we have done in the past. Just as soon as we can see our way clear
to return to credit business again we will do so with a plan of short time credits.
1 ( But time only will tell. . . ;
For those who hate to be bothered with change and writing checks every
time they make a purchase, we suggest that they give us their personal check,
drawn in our favor, with the amount space left blank. We will keep account of
all purchases made during the month and send the bill in monthly, cashing the
check for amount of bill rendered. This is offered only as a suggestion. Your ,
checks will be kept in a safe place. THINK THIS OVER.
Here are a Few Reasons How This Change Will Help You:
1st. A cash transaction is final, no misunderstanding whatever.
2d. No misunderstanding about goods returned and cash on accounts not be
ing credited on customer's bill.
3rd. No large bills at end of several months or year .to year to worry you.
4th. By selling for cash we are able to cut our expenses and sell for less.
5th. All bad accounts done away with.
6th. Discounts saved on invoices means goods less to you.
7th. Less money borrowed at bank means less interest paid out, your saving
This store opened its doors in 1900, and has tried to serve its customers faith
fully during all these years, mostly hard ones, and will still strive to improve its 1
service as it goes along in every possible manner. Our aim will be to have what S
?you want when you need it, or get it for you by ordering out in next mail-or
better still, shop the town for you. It will be a pleasure to get it for you in this
manner if we do not have it in stock. It will be. no trouble whatever, as trouble
is our middle (business) name. Command us.
Now, we wish all our customers to look at this change from both sides and
we feel sure that they will see our point. So please don't ask the clerk to
charge it after March 1st, for they will have positive instructions not to charge
to any one. Approvals will be handled under the cash plan if you do not wish
to keep your purchase (goods not cut). All you have to do is to hand them
back to the clerk from whom they were purchased, requesting your money, and
you will be reimbursed at once without a question. Approvals limited to 48
If at any time you see how we can improve our service you will confer a fa
vor upon the manager by telling him of your ideas. They will be kept. in
IAll merchandise will be marked at a low cash price
on and after March 1st Come and look them over.