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Boom Subscription to New
Washington, D. C., Feb. 18.-Fair
fax Harrison, president of the South
ern Railway System, said today "The
books for subscription to* the million
dollars of capital stock offered ot the
people of the South by the Southeast
ern Company were opened yesterday
morning and were closed at night.
The stock was allotted proportionate
ly to all the fourteen states served by
the lines of the Southern Railway
System and Mobile and Ohio Rail
road. The reports received this morn
ing show over subscription in every
"The stock list will be made of the
names of at least twenty-five hundred
widely distributed southern business
men holding on the average about
four shares apiece. No singfe sub
scription in excess of one hundred
shares was received and no officer or
employe of the railroad was permit
ted to participate, although many of
them, especially the employes, offer
ed to subscribe. This result of a test
of practical business democracy and
individualism in the South at a time
of business depression is, of course,
gratifying to us, but has pernaps a
larger significance. Certainly it ful
ly justifies our confidence that the
people of 'the South desire competi
tion and express service and are will
ing to back their desire with their
money and their support in other re
"The Southeastern Express Corn
will how proceed under the able man
agement of its president, Mr. John
B. Hockaday, to purchase its neces
sary equipment and will begin service
at the earliest practicable moment, of
which the announcement will be
Crisis Passed, Says Harding.
Spartanburg, Feb. 18.-"The fed
eral reserve board no longer looks
with apprehension on the financial
conditions in this country because the
crisis has been passed and the condi
tion of the federal reserve banks
show strength in all regions," said
Gov. W. P. G. Harding, of the fed
eral reserve board, speaking before
the annual dinner of the Spartanburg
chamber of commerce here tonight.
"The thing needed now is a bolder
front, horse sense, and a spread of
the conservative optimism that is
found over the country." His position
was that the federal reserve board
did not restrict credits and bring on
the slump in prices but absorbed that
shock when the breaks came, through
natural reaction from conditions of
inflation following the end, of the
war. There will always be good times
and bad times, he said, and we still
have our problems in taxation and
foreign trade relations, but they will
be worked out. There are always just
two places where the sun is always
shining-Death Valley, Cal., and the
Desert of Sahara, he said. In connec
tion with the charge that the federal
reserve board has withheld loans
from agricultural interests he said
the board has recently answered the
question from a congressional com
mittee showing that agricultural
loans in 1919 were $721,000,000
while in 1920 they were $1,980,000,
000. The governor said the.farmers
of the country should dispose of their
products in an orderly fashion and
follow some orderly plan of produc
tion in the year ahead.
Greenvill?, Feb. 18.-The danger
point of the present readjustment pe
riod has ben safely passed and every
development since January 1 has
been favorable to a revival of busi
ness, W. P. G. Harding, governor of
the federal reserve board declared
this afternoon in an address before
the Kiwanis Club.
Regarding the future Mr. Harding
said: "Knowing what I do of the re
sources of the federal reserve sys
tem, I have never felt any real dan
ger of a money panic in this country.
We passed one danger in October
and another in December. Every de
velopment since January has been
favorable to a revival of business."
For the Liver and Bowel?.
When your liver and bowels be
came torpid get a bottle of Chamber
lain's Tablets. They will tone up your
liver and cause a gentle movement
of the bowels. They also improve the
Flat Dutch, Wakefield, Drumhead
cabbage plants by parcel post or ex
press collect, five hundred for 1.00;
one thousand for $1.50; Nancy Hall
and Porta Rica potato plants by par
cel post or express collect, five hun
dred for $1.25; one thousand for
$2.25. Prompt shipments. Good
plants. Satisfaction guaranteed.
WATSON PLANT CO.,
2-16-lt Edgefield, S. C. '
Would Add Weight to a War
We are in the midst of a period of
declining wages and salaries.
Is this the time to talk about add
ing a state income tax to the federal
The thing can be overdone. State
income taxes have sometimes driven
the drawers of large salaries out of
one state into another.
Some of the lai-ger salaries paid
by corporations having their plants
in South Caorlina are now paid to
citizens of other states. A citizen of
Seattle may reside in South Carolina
and pay his personal taxes in the
state of Washington.
For the present, the field of income
taxation should .'.be left to the federal
government. The taxes are now col
lected from a class-the class having
net incomes of more than $2,000, if
having no dependents, or $1,000 if
without dependents. An income tax
enacted in South Carolina, with sim
ilar exemptions, would be in eifect
no more than an increase of the tax
es paid by this class, to be collected
with the indirect assistance of the
federal revenue officers.
We hear torrents of nonsense
about "home rule" and, on the heels
of it, a proposal to transfer taxcol
lecting, in some degree, to the gov
ernment of the United States, a gov
ernment in three weeks to pass into
the hands of the Republican party.
Manifestly, no state income tax
will be generally and equitably ad
ministered to long as tax collectors
are chosen by primary.
Apparently, the enactment of a
state income tax law would be simply
that, after having had one some 20
year and having failed to enforce it,
having miserably "laid dow" on the
task of dealing squarely with our
selves, we are ready to try it again,
in the hope that the United States
will make it impossible for us not to
enforce it with a measure of uniform
ity and square dealing.
After a few years, if the country
remains at peace, the federal income
tax law will be repealed or the rate
of it greatly reduced. It is now an
excessive tax-because it is a war
tax. Shall South Carolina, while this
excessive burden is at the peak, de
liberately enlarge it?
Moreover, a state income tax
should not, if enacted, provide ex
emptions of $2,000 and $1,000.
There is no reason, in equity or jus
tice, that anyone should be wholly
exempted. It should be graduated,
that is a sound principle, and it
should fall lightly on persons of small
income, but no one should be allowed
to feel that he is entirely free of ob
ligation to bear a part of the burden
of the state out of his earnings, if
part of the burden is to be placed on
It may be a good law but it is not
good morals for legislatures to divide
the people into classes of taxpayers
If South Carolina is to have an. in
come tax, every man and woman ex
ercising the rights and enjoying the
privileges of citizenship should pay
it, though the minimum be no more
than a dollar of fifty cents.-The
Shows Big Cattle Price Drop.
Washington,-Beef cattle on farms
lost in average value pei-.head
from January 1, 1919, to January 1,
1921, all that they gained during the
participation of the United States in
the World War, and more than half
as much again, according to the bu
reau of crop estimates of the depart
ment of agriculture.
The loss occurred mostly in 1920.
This has been established by the re
cent annual investigation of prices
of farm animals per head made by
the .bureau. The average price per
head, all ages, of cattle other, than
milch cows, was $35.92 in 1917; $44,
22 in 1919 and $31.41 in 1921. Jan
uary 1 last year the farm price was
$4.51 below that of 1917, several
months before this country declared
A statement by the bureau says:
"In the case of swine the average
price per head, all ages, declined in
the two years, 1919 and 1920, 88
per cent of the gain in 19|17 and 1918
and two-thirds of the decline, was in
"From 1916 to 1919 the average
farm value of corn per care increas
ed from $21.67 to $38.54. The corn
crop of 1920, taking the average val
ue of the product of one acre, fell to
$20.93, and this drop not only wiped
out the gain of the preceding three
years, but perceptibly exceeded it.
The commonly used percentage of
decline since the break in prices be
gan fails-to dis?oyer this fact be
cause a percentage of decline from a
higher number is not comparable with
a percentage of gain during the pre
ceding years, which is based on a
comparatively low number."
BEAUTY AND BEAST
By MILDRED WHITE.
((c). 1 21. Western Newspaper Union.)
Dulcie was the beaut}', there could
be no doubt about that,, but whether
Jim Harford or his dog, best answer
ed to the Jattf r description, Dulcie was
undecided. Certain it is, that when
she first heard of Him Harford, the
girl Indignantly exclaimed, "The
And Aunt Did ein ia was shocked and
horrified as usual.
Dulcie as a child had brought into
the house various stray cats and shag
gy dogs which she called her friends.
Returning one day froiu an errand the
girl was accompanied hy a hulking
mastiff which she pleasantly informed
her frowning relative, had joined her
In a walk.
"I was going down Lynden avenue,"
Dulcie said happily, "when this big
fellow came running from the road
to walk at my side." The mild and lov
ing animal ending his scrutiny of Miss
Dulcinia's face, gave a low and threat
ening growl, exhibiting fiercely his
sharp and shining teeth. The elder
woman paling suddenly, crept behind
the shelter of the door, while Dulcie
dropped upon her knees her arra ca
ressing the dog's head.
"Emperor," she admonished, "don't
be unreasonable, this is aunt's house,
and she ha? a perfect right to be in
"Drive the brute awnj\" snapped
Miss Dulcinia behind the door. "Why
do you call him that fool name?"
"It's on his cellar," Dulcie cheer
fully info-^ied her.
"Emperor, property of Jim Harford,
202 Bale street. Bale street is away
down In the lower part of the town
and poor Emperor is covered with
scars of battle. A nice kind bf owner
he must have to beat him so cruelly.
Dulcie's blue eyes.rested on a huge
welt on the dog's head.
"The beast," she exclaimed, and it
was Jim Harford she refereed to and
not the dog. The animal, his grum
blings ended in a loving whine, looked
up at her In adoration.
"He's afraid I will take him back'
to that Harford person to be beaten
again," she exclaimed Indignantly. He
might know that I would not-I am
"Friend," scoffed the exasperated
Miss Dulcinia. She wont determined
ly to the telephone. It was a gruff
voice with a German accent which
"You'd better called up," the voice
threatened, "before I gets the police
after you. That dog is valuable. He
guards our storehouses.
"The girl coaxed him away. I heard~
her. 1 vas on de vngon. She vistled,
and Emperor vent. Den I lost dem.
I'll come after him, yes-but I'll give
that tog such a whipping-"
"Oh, you must not whip him, really."
Dulcie heard her aunt's frightened
voice saying, and in a whirl the girl
had the telephone in her hand.
"I won't give up your dog," she said
defiantly, "until I nm sure he will
have decent treatment hereafter. See
if you can make me."
She did not await the expected an
gry reply, but replaced the receiver,
facing her aunt with" rose-flushed
I am going out," Dulcie announced,
"to sit on the front steps beside that
dog until the man comes."
On the broad stone step sat her
niece, the mastiff's head against her
shoulder. After an Interminable time
a car came swinging up the road and
it's driver descended. He was a young
man of pleasing and correct appear
ance, -Miss Dulcinia noted. And as the
young man stood hat in hand, Dulcie
gave him permission to be seated.
It was evident that an earnest con
versation followed. Emperor after a
time of speculative Interest, shifted
his vast, bulk so that it rested confi
dently between the two. Dulcie raised
her voice slightly at last, and the lis
tening lady could hear, "Then you will
see your dog is taken care of. It Is a
pity that you trusted him so long to
your warehouse manager."
She laughed. "Evidentlyj the man
who beat your dog ^unmercifully was
afraid to face one small woman, so he
And many weeks after this occur
rence, Dulcie came, all- rosy and shin
ing eyed, to her aunt.
"I am going to marry Jim Harford,"
she announced. "You see I have be
come very much attached to Emperor,
and as Emperor Is a valuable dog. and
as I really have no right as you said
to harbor another man's property,
"Dulcie, Dulcie," murmured the
much-tried aunt, then tenderly she
Peat Used as Fuel in Earliest Times.
The use of peat as a source of heat
goes back beyond the historical period
into the ancient history of the early
tribes in northern Germany. Pliny,
the Roman naturalist, gives us possi
bly the first indication of the use of
peat. He reports that the Teutons on
the border of the North sea dried and
burned mud, what we now would call
peat. In Ireland, Great Britain and
Russia, Scandinavia, Germany, Hol
land and parts of France peat has
been used ns a fuel since time Im
memorial. The peat was cut from the
bog very much in the same manner
as It ls still being done In many parts
of Europe, where lt is cut In brick
shapes, allowed to dry In the wind
County Treasurer's Notice.
The County Treasurer's office wil
[be open for the purpose of receivinf
I 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 Decem". r 31st, 1920..
That when taxes charged shall noi
be paid by De'cember 31st, 1920 the
County Auditor shall proceed to adc
a penalty of one per cent, for Janu
ary, and if taxes are not paid on oi
before February l?t 1921, the Coun
ty Auditor will proceed to add twc
per cent, and five per cent addition
al, from ,the 1st of March to the 15t?
of March, after which time all un
naid taxes will be collected by thc
Thp tax levies for the year 192C
I are ^ follows :
For State purposes_ 12
For Ordinary County_ ?
For Past Indebtedness_2.Vz
For Special, Good Roads_ 2
For Constitutional School Tax 2
For Antioch_ S
For Bacon School District_ 14
For Blocker_ S
For Blocker-Limestone_ 4
For Colliers_ 4
For Flat Rock_ fi
For Oak Grove _ 3
For Red Hill _ ' S
For Edgefield_ IC
For Elmwood No. 8 ___.- 8
For Elmwood No. 9_ 2
For Elmwood No. 30_ 2
For Elmwood L. C._ 3
For Hibler _ fi
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 _ll Va
For Wards _ fi
Por 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.
WANTED: Men or women tc
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,
crops at the lc
that every acre mi
The crop yield
be sure you supply
The increased :
Fertilizers bring y<
Foundry, Machine, Boiler
, Works and Mill bupply
: AUGUSTA GEORGIA
Cotton Oil, Gin, Saw, Grist, Cane,
' Shingle Mill, Machinery Supplies and
' Repairs, Shafting, Pulleys, Hangers,
Grate Bars, Pumps, Pipe, Valves and
Fittings, Injectors, Belting, Packing
Hose, etc. Cast every day.
? GASOLINE AND KEROSENE
i Pumping, Wood Sawing and Feed
[ Grinding Outfit?.
1 For Rent
! On Dixie Highway between Tren
! ton and Augusta, 360 acre level to
slightly rolling farm. Over 100 acres
; rich, open land with clay subsoih
! Fine ' two-story dwelling and good
i out buildings. Rent reasonable. For
> terms apply to Sheppard Bros., Edge
' field, S. .C.
B. F. GAINES.
Gloria Flour and Da
Corner Cumming ai
??BP" See our repr?sentativ
an for Proi
ty during 1921 depends up
?west cost per pound or bu?
ist produce more pounds anc
is in proportion to the plant
j plenty of plant food.
field from the liberal use of
>u a large profit. Buy now.
rift & Compai
Charlotte, N. C. N?
FOR SALE BY
ELI) MEECANTILE CK
Notice of Final Discharge*
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, H. W. Kenner has made
application unto this Court for Final
Discharge as Administrator in re the
Estate of W. B. Kenner deceased,
on this the 14 day of February, 1921
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors or parties
interested to show cause before me at
my office at Edgefield Court House,
South Carolina, on the ,18th day of
March, 1921, at ll o'clock a. m.,
why said order of Discharge should
not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
Probate Judge, E. Co.
Edgefield, S. C.,
February 14, 1921. , .
J. S. BYRD
Office Over Store of
Quarles & Timmerman.
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
*ift&s HEW LIFE PILLS
?he Pills That Do Cure.
"I don't need them very
Ie often, but when I do, I
'need them quick. One or
two and the pain is gone.'*
Dr. Miles' Anti-Pain Pills
will relieve you quickly and
safely-no unpleasant after
effects-no danger of form
ing a drug habit.
Next time you pass a
drug store stop in and get
r. Miles' Anti-Pain Pills
contain, no habit forming:
Your Druggist Has Them.
BROS. & CO.
's and Dealers in
Hay and all
n Patch Horse Feed
id Fenwick Streets
R. R. Tracks
e, C. E. May.
on growing your
shel. This means
I more bushels.
food supplied, so
Swift's Red Steer
ew Orleans, La.