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OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER Published Every Wednesday By > 8UGH A WALKER, J Bextogtoo, 8. O. Q. M. HARMAN.,..Associate Editor Entered at the Fostoffloe at hexing, ton, 8. C., as mail matter of the Secand Class. Subscription Price* Per Tear, f JUfiO CASH IN ADVANCE. ADVERTISING RATES. Obituaries and in memorlams, one cent a word. Cash With order. Cards or tnanics, one cent a wore. Cash with order. Want ads, one cent a word each insertion. Cash with order. Make all remittances payable to . SlLIGH & WALKER. Address all communications to The DispatchNews, Lexington, S. C. Phone 119. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 7, 1920. TO SUBSCRIBERS. j On February 1 The Dispatch, News will be put an absolutely cash in advance basis. If your, subscription has expired on that date you will not receive the paper after that date unless it is renewed. Look at the. label on your paper "?'1 Oan fVinf vniir Biih<u?HnHnn k I |rcnewc^bcfor^^*^^ | , ,YTTEN1> BOlili WEEVIL MEETING Every business man, every banker and every farmer ought to make it a point to attend the boll weevil confer ence to be held under the auspices of Clemson College at the court house Thursday, January 22. We cannot get too much Information about the great cotton pest which has done so much damage in other States. Fortunately we have the experience of these other States to guide us in the fight to whip the weevil. Our agricultural experts have studied the question in the light of the experience of the cotton states to the south of us and auTTc-ETAIOSETRDLUSHRCMF and ought to' be able to give some valuable information to all concerned. From the best information obtainable it seerris unlikely that the-boll weevil will likely do very great damage to the next erop in this county, but reliance upon this idea has proved disastrous. in other states, which have continued to grow big cotton crops Just one year too long. To abandon cotton as the money crop would bo foolish . under present cir cumstances, but It would bo as fool' ish to place reliance in one more all cotton crop. The hotter plan would .seem to be to make every farm thoroughly self sustaining; with food In plenty for man and beast plant the remainder in cotton and cultivate as Intensively as possible. After all the fight against the weevil is going to be a fight of the individual, and perhaps no amount of advice is going to save some individuals, but everybody ought to come to the conference and learn what ho can, applying the knowledge gained in the best way to suit liis individual problem. FOR PRESIDENT. Tho year 1920 is not only leap year, it is also presidential campaign year. Matters political are somewhat mlxod, with a good number of "favorite sons" on the lookout for the Republilican nomination for president, in fact there are so many after it that some are inclined to think the chances are good for it's being more than an empty honor. General Leonard Wood is among the leading candidates, while Senator Hiram Johnson of California and others are in tho running, along with Governor Coolrldgo of Massachusetts. The really biggest man in the Republican party today, however, io William Howard Taft. It may be that in tho final showdown tho dls eordant elements of the Republicans may select Mr. Taft as a compromise candidate. Wo fail to seo where General Wood has any particular claim, and his decided views on compulsory military training would make him a ""1?i6irfHKngo'rous man to place at HERS head 6'f the government. On the Democratic side tliero h very little activity so far, doubtless owing to the unsettled state of the peace treaty negotiations, many believing that If the treaty Is defeated Woodrow Wilson will seek a third term in vindication of his position on this question. But Mr. Wilson has recently rofused to allow his name to bo used in the primaries, which may indicate hW decision not to try the hoodoo of a third term. It is enlroly probable that as soon as doubt is absolutely removed as to the president's intentions there will be a decided impotua given to tho campaign for the Democratic nomination, November is a good while away and y. ' ' "I. many things may happen between now and that time. At the right time a Democrat of strength \jrill bo found. In the meantime let tho Republicans squabble over the nomination. They may manage to create an irreconcilablo breach which will be greatly to the advantage of the Democrats. GERMAN POTASH It is doubtless good news to the farmers that there is now to be had real German potash. Wo seem to have gotten along pretty well with substitutes for almost everything "made in Germany'? except potash nocessary for plant food. As a matter of fact there was a considerable nmniint of "made in America" potash sold to our farmers with moat disasterous results in somo coses. Which reminds us a fertilizer commission was appointed to suggest a remedy for the dumping of worthless fertilizer on the farmers. As the timo approaches for the legislative session it is to bo hoped that this commission will be able to recommend a law that will afford ample protection to the farmor without crippling legitimate enterprises. USJT THERE BE IjIGHT. There are many groat things in this | vorld wo have failed to understand, | imong others being the reason why a 'Ive, progressive town like Swansea,: which does a thriving business and which is fileld with wide awake and progressive merchants and business men, is contented to remain in darkness in thiB ago of light. The editor had a most forceful demonstration of heir great need on a recent visit to Swansea, and a harked shin still testifies to the danger of a dark street. While walking from the Swansea lrug storo to the Hutto Drug store, he bumpod into the abrupt rise of the oavement in front of the Bank of 4wonsefa, skinning the right shin, and luiruwiy cscuping a DroKen arm in ho resulting fall. Swansea is too good a town to be fn total darkness after nightfall and her wideawake business men ought to -tee to it that some kind of street 'ights aro provided. DIABOOOAIi MURDER It is scarcely conceivable that the 'argo number of recent deaths caused by wood alcohol can bo attributed to gnorancc. .Certainly everybody who drinks must know that the stuff is deadly poison. With such knowledge *t does not seem likely that the crav?ng for alcohol would completely destroy the instinct of self preservation. It must be that these poor people were the victims of a dastardly greed on the part of bootleggers who were willing to murder for a slight gain. The government should run them to earth and fit their punishment to the crime. TTTE RIDGELL BILL. The Dispatch-News printed last veek a letter from) Senator Rldgell, giving in full a bill which he proposes to introduce in tho legislature to carry out his plan for working the roads of Lexington Cunty. The senator Invites criticism and this newsoaper will be glad to have and publish an expression of opinion on this subject. Taken as a whole. tho nroDOsed measure contains some excellent Ideas. As a system for maintenance t appears most excellent. To build roads at present, however, is going to cos't a good deal of money. If the people ore willing they can have the roads more quickly and perhaps more satisfactorily by an adequato bond issue. At any rate they will" cost money which must either be borrowod or paid in taxes. Thore is nothing, howover, in the proposed measure, which would not dovetail in with either a state or county bond issue. As a plan for maintenance we believe the bill a good one, but without the backing of some borrowed monoy we would hard'y get much building dne. The senator favors a bond issue of $100,000. This would be adequato only to complete by contract the Augusta road and buy the necessary machinery. Why wouldn't it bo better to go further and havo enough to build some I v^nrla r> ?.1 A ? * A .. _V_ 'vuoi iuivuo uiiu vii ti/ti tuuou inuun? needed bridges for the Fork? r Settlement of- this question, howaver, may have to await the action of the legislature on a statewide measure. It is within the bounds of probability that a state road tax will be 'evied, in which case a bond issue might provo too heavy. Wo have been talking about good -oads a good deal in Lexington County \ro we willing to pay for them? Write the delegation giving your "lews or write Tho Dispatch-News and wo will bo glad to publish as many of tho replies as our spaco will uormlt. We will pay highest market prices for all kinds of seed peas In any - uantity. Do not sell before seeing us. Elnterpriso Hardware Co., Lexington, S. C. il. SPARTANBURG TO HAVE . SCHOOIj of methods Spartanburg, Jan. 5.?The Spartanburg County Sunday School Association and the South Carolina Sunday School Association arc co-operating in tho plans for holding a school of methods for all Sunday School workers of all denominations from January IS to 23. The faouli> securod * for this school includes a number of tho leading workers in religious education of the continent. Tho school will be held in tho First Baptist Church. Tho sossions will begin each afternoon at 3:45 and will continue until 9:05. Sandwiches and coffee will bo servod in the dining room of the church between 6.30 and 7:30. The officers of the school are expecting to have at least 600 enrollj ed. No registration feos will bo charged. Attendance and taking satisfactory "notes dt any fiftoen periods will entitle any one to an International Training School Certificate. "With Special honor" will bo added to the certificate for five more periods. The faculty and officers of the school are as follows: Dr. W. J. McQlothlin, President of Furman University, Greenville; and "Child Nature and Child Nurture," Windsor, Conn; Dr. Gilbert Gloss, General Superintendent Sunday School work, Southern Prosbyterian church, Rlohmond; Mrs. Phebc A. Curtiss, specialist in Children's wiork, Chicago, 111; Miss Breda Base, Y^ung People's superintendent, Alabama Sunday school association, Montgomery; R. D. Webb, State general secretary; Miss Cora Holland. State Children's superintendent; Dr. Guy B. Snavcly, Dean college of social and practical arts, Converse College, Dean of School; Miss lone Alverson, Office assistant. State association, secretary. The School of Methods will open on Sunday afternoon, January 18, with a big mass mooting hold In the First Baptist church. Efforts are being iiiiMH) 10 get every Bcnnoi in tno county represented at this meeting-. On Friday evening, the 23rd, immediately at the close of the lecturos, a pageant entitled, "The Rights of the Child" will be giveir. Mrs. 8. N. Burls of this city in in charge of the pageant. All pastors, superintendents, officers, teachers, class officers, parents and pupils in young people's and adult classes are invited to attend. Workers from all parts of the sts-iy will be most cordially welcomed at this school. ItJp regarded as one ? the most pra^ t u?r?/ ganlzed SundT* , typWitk can h?fii to develop efficiency in tho SundaV schools" ox tho state. ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY ORGANIZED FOR GILBERT. The town of Gllbort is to have an electric light plant. Last week the socretary of state issued a commission to tho promoters of tho Gilbert Electric Light and Power oompany, a corporation which proposes to build and oquip an electric light and power plant. Tho petitioners were K. B. Price, P. A. Smith, and T. S. Sease. Tho capital stock of the company will bo $3,000. | Recently a charter was grantod to the Gilbert Fertilizer Company and this further enterprise is evidence of a continual growth of the town of Gilbert and a faith in the future of the town which her citizens are manifesting. GO NO FARTHER The Evidence Is at Your Door. Lexington proof is what you want and the statement of this highly respected resident will banish all doubt. J. B. Floyd, prop, grocery, E. Main St., Lexington, says: "I was bothered a great deal with my kidneys a few years ago. At that time my back gave me a lot of trouble and it ached good and hard. My bladder seemed to be the worst source of complaint. There was a too frequent desire to pass the kidney secretions, and I had to get up at night. The socrotions were highly colored and contained sediment. A friend advised me to use , Doan's Kidney Pills, and I did so. In a short time I got flno relief. I kept on tdftlng Doan's.and after I had used several boxes, I felt so well I didn't require any more." Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't simply ask for a kidney remedy?get Doan's Kidney Pills?the same that Mr. Floyd had. Fostor-Milburn Co., Mfra, Bufflo, N. Y. TEACHERS' EXAMINATION. An extra teachers' examination will bo held at the court hounn r>n Sat nirday, January 10th, 1919, beginning at 9 A. M. and closing at 4 P. M. All 'eachers who wish to take this examination will please be present at lho proper time. All applicants must bo olghtoon years of age. Bring 'argo size paper and pencil. A. D. MARTIN, Co. Superintendent ISdueatlon. MR. AND MRS. IIOBBS BERKAVED OVER I>EATII OF OliTLD. Little Surah Murphey, the three and a half year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Murphey Hobbs, died at the homo of her parents near Lexington on last Wednesday afternoon, following a sudden attack of doublo pneumonia. The child only two days bofore had been in the i >st of health, cheerful and happy,-h."n- illness lasting for only 36 hours. Little Sarah 'Murphey was a bright and interesting child, the very' idol of hor fond parents and brothers and sisters, as well as a general favorite among her young associates. Her sudden and impvnwtod nnoui.nr v.?c cast a poll of sorrow over tho household, whore her tiny footstops and gontle voice always carried sunshino and happiness. Tho remains of little Sarah were laid to rest at Mt Hebron on Saturday afternoon, the last sad rites being performed by the Rev. A. Q. Rico of Licxington, assisted by the Rev. E. L. Lybrand of Brookland. Besides her parents, tho little girl la survived by four brothors and two sisters. To them tho sympathy of tho ontire community goes out. Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs aro doeply grateful to their friends and neighbors for kindnesses shown and for tho many expressions of sympathy offered. RUCKER-LYBJWND. Swansea, Jan. 6.?Miss TAlllan Rucker and Perry L?. Eybrnnd wero married in Columbia, December 28. Miss Rucker is tho daughter of Mrs. Anna Ruckor of Swansea, and Mr. Lybrand is a prominent merchant of this place. When theso young people loft Swan sea Sunday nothing was known of thoir intentions until they phoned back that they were married. They have gone to Florida for ten days or two weeks. COirNTY TREASUEER IIAS BEEN* BlvSY County Treasurer Bob Leaphart hasbeen a very busy man for tho past several days, taxpayers having come in from eVery section of the county. While there are still a great many who have not paid, the collections have been above the average, and it Is believed that there win be fewer I delinquents at tho final round up than ^jwer*H*forc -" v f T prompt attbnnbV* Cpf>. , NEW OFFICE. IIuu. K. I<. Iuirmon, cierk of court, has moved into his new offlco homo In tho new annex to the court house, and is arranging everything for tho convenience of himself and tho pat rons of the office. Ho will be glad j to welcome hie /friends in hLs new quarters. Pale Children Need Gude's Pepto-Mangan Unnatural for Children to bo Pale and Thin?Paleness is Sign of Thin, Watery Mood! Pepto-Mangan Makes Red Mood Prepared in liquid and Tablet Form ?Both Possess Identical Medicinal Qualities It is necessary for boys and girls to laugh, romp, play, and enjoy themselves, for it is at the stage of life that the foundation is laid for future health. r Prompt attention should bo given to tho child who soldom langhs, whoso physical condition prevents playing like tho other children, whoso appotlte is poor, and who tires easily. If tho lassitude is duo to poor blood, which is ofton the case, a simple, safe, and pleasant remedy is within easy reach. Gude's Pepto-Mangan is just the tonic for palo, thin children. Gude's Pcpto-Mangan contains the very ingredients that increase and enrich tho blood, enabling it to supply tho entire body with the sorely needed vigor, strength and vitality that make happy, romping ohlldren. For tho convenience of tho public Popto-Mangan is propared in tablet as well as liquid form. Both forms possess exactly the same medicinal properties. When you ask tho druggist for Pepto-Mnngan, look for tho namo "Gudo's" on tho package. If It is not there It is not Pepto-Mangan. t We are in the market for any quantity of soed pons, and will pay tho highost prices for any and all varieties. Soo us before you sell. Enterprise TIardwaro Co., Lexington. 8. C. c lassifie: RATES: One Cent a wc taken for less If you have anything for sj or whatnot; if you need he if you have lost anything 01 to advertise try the classifi News. IT HAS PAID OTHERS AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE?Ford touring oar, and one-ton Ford truck, both In good condition. Addrot-n W. E. Shull, Now Urokland, Phono 2-85. 2t-p TRANSFER?My car is now running on tho transfor lino. For quick service call phone 166. R. D. Harmon. 2tc-12 FOR SALE?Ford touring car, 1917 model, good condition. Bargain for quick buyer. J. A. Seaee, Gllbort, S. C. lt-p ! LOST. LOST?One big brown r and -whito shaggy collie dog. Answers to tho name "Tod," Reward if returned to A. N. Boland, Little Mountain, 6. C. lt-p LOST?Pair double lensc gold-rimmed glasses Doc. 24, between Lexington and Ab. Hendrix's store on Calk road. Liberal reward for return to this office. lt-p MISCELLANEOUS. WANTED?Walnut logs. Good price at any railroad station. It will pay anyone who can look up a fow trees to writo to "Walnut'' caro the Dispatch-News. 8t.-pl2. WANTED TO BUY?Portable steam engine and boiler, not less than 10 li p and not over 20. A. R. Henri rix, II. L. Roof, Lexington, Rt. 2. 2tpd FOB. BALH FOR SA-L.B?Monarch's moving- picture machine with six reels of film. Will sell at bargain. Call at my storo on lower Main street, J. E. Harmon, Loxlngton, S. C. ltp. FOR SAX.E?Two good building lots on north Depot street, near oenter of town and court house, one is 185 *7" "210"'feet, other Is 60 foot front x 210 deep. Good price and easy terms to quick buyer. Apply to M. D. Harmon, I^vfng-ton, S. C. 3t-c FOR RENT?Any person desiring a good farm for rent, good fortllo land, well watered and good dwelling. About five miles from Lexington. Apply to Dr. Jay. Harnum ltc FOR SAIiE?About 20 head of hogs, 2 cows with young calves, one thrasher, and one steam grist mill. Also 1 gin, condenser and feeder. Apply to J. E. Spires, Gaston, 8. r+ " * V/. ?1 help wanted. SALESMEN WANTED?to solicit orders for lubriatclng oils, greases and paints. Salary or commission. Address tho Ifarvoy Oil Co., Cleveland, Ohio. ltp WANTED?To buy cotton seed at $4.50 por hundred pounds. Will give 22 sacks of nvoal for a ton of seed. Cal on mo bofore selling. John Roof, Barr, S. C- tfc-11 BLACKSMITH WANTED?I want to employ a flrstclass blacksmith and wheelwright for my Lexington shop. Oood, honest wages to right man. Apply quick to Sara C. Lybnind, Lexington, 8. C. 2tc-12 WANTED?A good farm hand or share cropper at once. Apply to H. Steele, Lexington, 8. C. Rt 5 2tc trespass notice. This is to notify all persons not to trespass on tho lands of tho undcrIgned by hauling wood, straw or lightwood in any manner whatsoever. Tho law will bo enforced against any and all pesos violating this notico. WILLIE D. RUSH, H. J. RISH. 4tpd. NOTICE OF ELECTION. All qualified electors residing In Sharpo's Hill school district No. 35 will please take notice that an election will bo held at the school house therein, on Tuesday, tho 13th day of January, 1920, for tho purpose of vot ng an additional levy of two mills. Polls will open at 7 A. M. and close at 4 P. M. Bring tax receipts and registration certificates. J. PERRY OOODWrN. J. B. BHARPE, R. B. BHARPE, Board of Trustees. d c olumn! I rd each insertion. No ad than 25 cents. ale?whether land, livestock lp or want to lent a farm; * if you have romothing else i ed column of The Dispatchi? AND WILL PAY YOU FOR RUNT. WANTED GOOD RENTET^?for ! . two horse farm, good land, good house, fine pasturo, plot ty good water, near schools and churcheew Apply to J. P. Sliull, Lexington Rt? 2. 2tc-18 FOR RENT?A good two horse farm located Six rdlles south west of < Chapin, 8. C. Seven room house, barn, stables and two room tenant houso, will rent for 800 pounds of lint cotton. Apply to S. M". Leaphart, 24 26 Laurel Ijlt.,' Columbia, S? C. 11-tf FOR RENT?Good 2-horse farm, 1 miles north of Gilbert 11 west of Lexington, Good and. goo< '-.ousee, somo crook bottoms. Address A. W. L. c|o EHspatch-News. 2tpd FOR RENT ON EASY TERMS?Our place, containing seventy acres with good dwelling and water on it about / five miles from. I^exington near Augusta Highway. A. I>. Martin, T. C. Sturkie. Nov 19-tf TRESPASS NOTICE. All persons are hereby warned not iu trespass upon our lands ror tno purposes of hunting, hauling straw, wood or liglitwood, and from permitting stock to run upon thorn. S. M". Smith, S. P. Smith. G. C. Smith, J B Lybrand. 4t.-p NOTICE OP OPENING BOOKS OF SUBSCRIPTION TO THE CAPITAX. STOCK OP GILBERT ELECTRIC LIGHT AND IWER COMPANY. OP GILBERT, S. C. Duo notice is hereby given that thO books of subscription to the capital stock of the Gilbert Light and Power Company, with its principal plaee of business at Gilbert, South Carolina, will be opening at tho store of Iloiloy-Price Hardware Company in Gilbert, S. C. at 12 o'clock M. on January 10th, A. r?. 1920. K. B. PRICE. P. A. SMITH, T. S. SEA3E, Board of Corporators. AUDITOR'S 1920 SCHEDULE In accoi dance with law in reference to the aosossmont and taxation of personal property the County Auditor or his Assistant will bo and attend the following named places for the fiscal year 1920. Taxpayers will plcaao be prompt in meeting the appointments. Come prepared to give the name of the towr.hip and tho school district in which you reside, also all personal property with valuation for taxation. In case you have bought or sold any real estate since last returns be prepared to slate number of acres purchased or sold and from u.nd to whom. 1ST. WEEK. Peak?-Friday A. M. Juny. 0th. 2ND. WEEK. Edmund?Tuesday A. M. Jany. 13. Gaston?Tuesday P. M. Jany. 13. Swansea?Wednesday and Thursday Jany. 14 and IS. Pelion?Friday, Jany. IS. HUD. WEEK. Stoedman?Tuesday A. M. Jany. 20th. Samaria?Tuesday P. M. Jany. 20th. Batesburg?Wednesday. Jan. 21st. Leosville?Thursday, Jon. 22nd. Summit?Friday A. M. Jan. 23rd. Gilbert?Friday P. M. Jan. 23rd. Crout's Store?Saturday A. M. Jan. 24th. 4TII .WEKK. Addy's Storo?Tuesday A. M. Jan. 271h. Franklin Keinler?Tuesday P. M. Jan. 27th Red Dank?Thnraday A. M. Jan. 29th. Cayce?Friday A. M. Jan. 30th. Brookland?Frldny P. M. and Saturday Jan. 30th. and 31hL Blanks will ba left At Mr. H. A. Poole's sloro in Dull Swamp Township. At r^.Kinotnn IT ?ii * ?? -?? v. mm. evil UMJM I1W ?U hided in above schedule from Jan, laf. to Feby 20th when F>0 per cent penalty will bo addod for failure t? nnko rturna. Poll Tax from 21 to 00 years of ago Road Tax from 21 to F5 years of ago. Dog Tax Capitation Tax of 60c. W. D. P ISN'T. Andttor of Lexington Co.