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TOO MUCH EVEN FOR IMAGES
Statues on British Parliament Build
ings Unable to Stand Awful
Climate of London.
The outer walls of the houses of
parliament In London are crumbling.
Hundreds of carved images, mostly of
imaginary royal figures, have been un
able to withstand the ravages of the
weather, combined with the smoke
laden London atmosphere. They suffer
also from the lack of respect shown
them by hundreds of pigeons which
roost on the scepter and sharpen their
beaks on the noses of kings.
Scarcely a day passes but a mon
arch's hand or toe falls into Palace
yard. Not long ago a king's head was
found in fragments on the terrace.
During the recess scaffolding will
be erected and many workmen em
ployed, at a cost of $55,000, picking off
the loose bits. Thus may one man In
a day uncrown scores of kings.
Sir John Gilmour, who represents
the governmeut department that looks
after public buildings, ls of the opinion
that none of the kings or other distin
guished folk will be allowed to stick
It out much longer on the outer walls
of parliament. "I think the day will
come before long," he says, "when all
the statues will have to be taken away.
The situation does not agree with
USED ODD WEDDING COACHES
Steam Plow, Traction Engine, Tram
car, and Other Vehicles Have
\ Transported Bridal Parties.
An American bridegroom who made
his journey to the altar tfh a steam
plow has had many rivals in matri
It is not long since a bridal couple
and their guests made a dramatic ap
pearance in a Kentish village on a
traction engine, and a procession of
trucks gayly decorated with flags, flow
ers and evergreens, says London An
A wedding party drove up to St.
Mark's church, Birmingham) one Eas
ter Sunday in mourning, the coaches
and the horses being Incongruously
adorned with white rosettes. A pret
tily decorated tramcar was the chosen
vehicle of a Wolverhampton bridal
party, the driver and conductor wear
ing white gloves and smart button
holes and the Journey to the church
being * heralded by the explosion of
But perhaps the most novel journey
of all was that of a young Austrian
couple, whose wedding procession slid
down a steep hill from the bride's
home to Paysback church on seven to
boggans decorated with pine branches
Re-Proofing Your Raincoat
Whatever the time of year, one
needs a reliable raincoat In the coun
try, but unless of a rubbered variety,
many^ralncoats quickly lose their rain
proof qualities, and are useless for
the purpose they were Intended to
fill. Here ls a method of re-waterproof
Ing cloth that will be found quite suc
cessful and easily carried out at home.
Take one and a quarter pounds of
alum and dissolv? this In five gal
lons of bolling water. In another bath
dissolve one and a quarter pounds of
sugar of lead. Then mix the two solu
Pla?e the coat in the mixture and
make sure that lt. is saturated with
the liquor. Without wringing, put
the coat in a hanger and dry, plunge
Into cold water and then hang out to
dry again. This time lt will be flt for
use, and will withstand ordinary rain.
The Patriotic Spirit.
Animated by this spirit the par
tisan is enlarged into patriot. Before
It the lines of party sink into hazy
obscurity; and the horizon which
bounds cur view reaches on every side
to the uttermost verge of the great
Republic. It ls a spirit that exalts
humanity, and imbued with it the
souls of men soar into the pure air
of unselfish devotion to the public
welfare. It lighted with a smile the
cheek of Curtlus as he rode Into the
gulf; it guided the hand of Aristides
as he sadly wrote upon the shell the
sentence of his own banishment; it
dwelt In the frozen earthworks of Val
ley Forge; and from time to time it
has been an inmate of the halls of
legislation.-Thomas I. Bayard.
Darby and Joan.
"Darby and Joan" was first applied
to a very happily married couple whe
lived in the Eighteenth century and
bore those names. They were John
Darby, printer, of Bartholomew's
Close, London, England, and hhs wife,
Joan. The constancy and devotion to
one another of this old-fashioned, sim
ple, and virtuous couple so impressed
Henry Woodfall, who had served his
apprenticeship with the printer, that
he wrote a poem, "Darby and Joan,"
in commemoration. This poem was
printed in the London Gentleman's
Magazine, and received a good deal of
notice. The expression then passed
Into the English language as symbolis
ing tho eventide of happy wedlock..
Big Demand for Radium.
The principal use for radium In the
commercial world ls as a luminous
material on watch and clock dials and
so on. It is not the radium that glows,
but other substances which become
luminous In the presence of very mi
nute quantities of radium. More than
four million watches and clocks alone
have been treated, and hardly a third
of an ounce of radium has been used
In the production of the luminous ma
_ _ _
Not General Kershaw
John C. Sheppard.
To the Editor of The State:
Former Gov. John C. Sher
who although a very young man
a leading part in the drama of
kindly sends me the following
rections, for which I am gratefu
I beg you to publish them. My i
mation came from a source co
"I have been very much inter
of late in reading your writings
cerning the 'Paladins of South <
"I was especially interested
what you wrote concerning Ger
C. Butler, in The State of last
"I write to correct a mistake
you made in what you wrote
cerning General Butler. -
"You said, 'When the Demo*
had gained control of the state,
legislature elected Generad Butle
the United States Senate. He
placed in nomination by Joseph
"General Butler was not place
nomination by General Kershaw
had the honor and the pleasur<
nominating General Butler for
senate. General Kershaw was
present and had nothing whateve
do with it. General Kershaw at
time was not a member of the le
lature, and hence, of course, did
present the name of General Bul
"In this article you we;:e mista
further lin saying that Senator Sir
Cameron helped to seat Butler in
United States senate. You say 1
'he took a hand in the fray and s
(out orders all along the line, t
Butler must be seated.' You are r
taken as to that podnt, it was
Senator Simon Cameron that worl
in Butler's behalf but it was Sena
Don Cameron, who was a son of S
ator Simon Cameron.
"As stated above, I was pres
when General Butler was elected
our legislature, and I placed him
nomination myself and I know p
sonally that General Kershaw v
not present and was not a member
the legislature, and hence, of cour
could neither have nominated G<
eral Butler nor voted for him."
James Henry Pice, Jr.
Cotton and the Labor Suppl]
Readers of The Chronicle ha
seen a great deal in the editorial ci
umns of this paper for the past fr
years about the raising of farm prc
ucts, about diversification of crx>i
about combatting the boll weevil, el
Perhaps some of our friends in tl
city are not as much interested
this subject as they should be, ?
though it is their problem as well ;
the problem of the farmer, and mi
have passed many of our editoria
up because of f'dry reading." Ho\
ever, everything we have written hi
been of vital importance and affec
every person in this section of tl
south directly or indirectly.
There is one phase of the subjei
or farming upon which we would lil
to dwell and that is the demoralizj
tion of labor due to the boll weev
ravages. Our people should know thi
hundreds of negroes-in fact thoi
sands, we believe-are leaving thi
section and going North, East an
West. They have become utterly dis
couraged trying to farm with no on
to finance them. We view this cond
tion with alarm and the prudent lane
lords are doing everything in* thei
power to keep their farm tenants o:
the farms. The tens of thousands o
acres, which have been rented for 51
years to tenants by absentee land
lords, are not bringing in enougl
rent, in many cases, to pay the taxe
and the tenants are leaving and go
ing to places where they feel tha
they can make a living.
The condition is reallly alarmini
and is a matter vital to Augusta bus
iness men, since this is a cotton cen
ter. It is true many landlords are un
able to finance their tenants, bu:
they can at least let them stay or
the land and encourage them to raise
foodstuffs and to get an existence
some way. We are about to enter the
second stage of the boll weevil men
ace and that stage is where we learn
that we can make cotton if good com
mon sense and-plenty of energy are
Now, lets not find ourselves in the
position of being able to raise cotton
ard have not the labor with which to
The world will continue to depend
upon the South for cotton and the
world can and will pay a price that
will cause cotton to be raised at a
It is, therefore, of the utmost im
portance that we guard our labor
supply. When we get back to agricul
tural normalcy we find that we are
raising less cotton than before the
weevil, but that we are making as
much or more per acre and are rais
ing all of our foodstuffs at home.
Farmers who are allowing their ten
ants , to leave; and are practically
abandoning their farms, do not know
what they do. Every deserted farm
means more impoverishment for the
Country-side, less taxes with which to
maintain roads, schools, etc; and Au
gusta as a cotton center, a trading
center, will have that much less cot
ton brough in and will, therefore, do
less business. It is a subject which
contains much food for thought
and action as well.-Augusta Chron
No one in Edgefield who suffers
backache, headaches, or distressing
urinary ills can afford to ignore this
Edgefield woman's twice-told story.
It is confirmed testimony that no
Edgefield resident can doubt.
Mrs. E. C. Crouch, Gully Bow,
says : "I had backache until I couldn't
rest and dizzy spells came on when
my sight was affected, causing black
spots to appear before my sight. My,
kidneys acted too freely and I used'
Doan's Kidney Pills. Doan's helped
me form the first and when I had fin-'
ished one box I felt entirely well. I
have had no trouble with my kidneys
Mrs. Crouch gave the above state-,
ment on February 7th, 1918 and on
February 6th, 1922, she added: "f
have not needed a kidney medicine
since Doan's Kidney Pills cured me.
I can always recommend them." !
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Delicacies in Season.
We want the Edgefield housewives
to know that we are headquarters in
Edgefield for all of the season's deli
We carry a well selected stock of
fresh fruit such as Bananas, Apples,
Oranges, Grape Fruit, Grapes, Cel
ery, and Cranberries.
Selected Norfolk Oysters, nothing
finer on the market, by express every
week. Choice mackerel and imported
canned goods of all kinds.
Come in to see us or send us your
EDGEFIELD FRUIT CO.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD
By W. T. Kinnaird, Esquire, Probate
Whereas Mrs. Louise Hoyt Dent
made suit to me to grant her Letters
of Administration of the Estate of
and effects of Thomas R. Hoyt, late
of said county and state.
These Are Therefore to cite and.
admonish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said Thomas R.
Hoyt, deceased, that they be and ap
pear before me, in the Court of Pro
bate to be held at my office at Edge
field, S. C., on the 8th day of Decem
ber after publication thereof,'at ll
o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the said
administration should not be granted.
?Given under my Hand, this 21st
day of November, Anno Domini,
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P., E. C., S. C.
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, F. L. Rearden has made
application unto this Court for Final
Discharge as Administrator in re the
Estate of John L. Rearden, deceased,
on this the 31st day of October,
These Are Therefore to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or parties
interested, to show cause before me
1st day of December, 1922, at ll
o'clock a. m., why said order of Dis
charge should not be granted. Said
administrator will at same time make
a full and final settlement.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P., E. C., S. C.
We carry a large stock of drugs that
are pure and fresh, from which we
compound prescriptions with the utmost
We are constantly replenishing our
stock and can compound your prescrip
tions without delay.
We respectfully solicit a share of
your prescription business. j
Mitchell & Gantelou
tie TT ER S AND KIDNEYS
Is the rate on a station to station call
between 8:30 p. m. and 4:30 a. m.
Five Minute Tall:
To all points within a radius of 73
On station to station calls are sur*
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Station t? station calla cannot be reversed
Ask ?boat this service.
For other rates
County Treasurer's Notice.
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for purpose of receiving
taxes from the fifteenth day of No
vember, 1922 to the fifteenth day of
All taxes shall be due and pay
able between the fifteenth day of
October; 1922 and December the
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December the thirty-first,
1922 the County Auditor shall pro
ceed to add a penalty of one per
cent., for January and if taxes are
not paid on or before February the
first, 1923, the County Auditor will
proceed to add two per cent., and
five per cent additional, from the
first of March to the fifteenth of
March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The tax levies for 1922 are as fol
For State purposes_7%
For Ordinary County_8
For Past Indebtedness _3%
For Constitutional School tax_3
For Antioch __ __ __ __ __ 8
For Bacon School District_14
For Blocker -_- - 8
For Flat Rock_8
For Oak Grove_3
For Red Hill_:_8
For Edgefield __.10
For Elmwoccl No. 8_8
For E'mwood No. 9_._ 2
For Elmwood No. 30_2
For Elmwood L. C._3
For Meriwether (Gregg)-2
For Brunson School_- - - 4
For Shaw_- - - - - -- 4
For Sweetwater_- - - - 4
For Blocker No. 33_4
For Blocker R. R. (portion)-6
For Elmwood R. R. (portion) 6
For Johnston R. R.-3
For Pickens R. R._3
For Wise R. R._3
For Corporation __ - __ 30%
All male citizens between the
ages of 21 and 60 years, except those
exempt by law, are liable to a poll
tax of One Dollar each.
All owners of dog are required to
pay the sum of $1.25 for each dog of
the age of six months or older. This
is not included in the property tax
but a tag must be purchased from the
County Treasurer for each dog dur
ing January of each year.
The law prescribes that all male
citizens between the ages of 18 and
55 years must pay $4.00 commuta
tion tax. 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 February 1, 1923.
J. L. PRINCE,
County Treasurer, E. Co.
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Works and Mill Supply
Cotton Oil, Gin, Saw, Grist, Cane,
Shingle Mill, Machinery Supplies and
Repairs, Shafting, Pulleys, Hangers,
Grate Bars, Pumps, Pipe, Valves and
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GASOLINE AND KEROSENE
Pumping, Wood Sawing and Feed
J. S. BYRD
Office Over Store of
Quarles & Timmertnan
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
Is Depository for Public Fun
County of Edgefield, of Si
of the United Sta)
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"I suffered with chronic
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"I tried different medicines and
did not get relief. The head
aches became very frequent I
and took it for a headache, and
the relief was very quick, and
it was so long before I had
another headache. Now I just
keep the Black-Draught, and
don't let myself get in that
Thedf ord's Black - Draught
(purely vegetable) has been
found to relieve constipation,
and by stimulating the action of
the liver, whemitis torpid, helps
to drive many poisons out of
?rour system. Biliousness,
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similar troubles are often
relieved in this way. It is the
natural way. Be natural! Try
SEED OATS AND WHEAT.
We want the farmers to know that
we can supply them with seed oats,
seed rye and wheat. Let us have your
orders. We also carey a complete
stock of Heavy and Fancy Groceries.
We can make you very close prices.
Come in to see us.
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