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THURSDAY, AUG. 10,1893.<
Fodder pulling is now the order
> o? the day.
We have had too much rain for
J cotton in these parts,
, There are now thirty dispen
saries in South Carolina.
The seventeen year locusts are
due in this county this year.
Store for rent in the ADVERTISER
building. Apply at the ADVERTISER
?f ' " '
?). Meat dropped 3 or 4 cents per
/pound in Chicago last week, but
?y has since partially recovered.
A "large number of cows have
recently died of bloody murrain
on the Saluda side of this county
WorTovd College is one of the
best in the State ; there is no ques
tion about that. See advertisement
in this issue.
The scorpion is a total abstainer.
If a drop of whiskey is placed on
the back of one, it will immediately
sting itself to death.
When a man whistles he is
either in a good ?humor or scared
but when a woman whistles look
/\>ut;for rain, or a cyclone.
The Edgefield dispensary cleared
about $600 for the month of July,
[and July isa poor month to Sell
[-liquor as every body knows.
Miss Carrie Boatwright daughter
bf Elijah Boatwright, secured the
Converse Scholarship at the ox
|;amination recently held in -this
Old Furman shows up in this[,
issue of the ADVERTISER in double
column measure. "The Baptists of j
the State are justy proud of this
Dr. L. H. Gwaltney will reach
[ Edgefield during the closing days
P'of August, and will begin his
ministrations in the church and
his duties at the Institute a few
H. We call attention to President
Townes'e advertisement of the
Greenville Cellege, now one of the ? >
. foremost institutions in the State.
The number of matriculates in-1 \
crewes year by year.
* Messrs. W. H. Powell and W. H.
Arthur have bought-out the wagon
and buggy manufacturing and re
pair shops formerly run by Mr. G.
p. Courtney,-and will continue the,
business at the same place.
The Edgefield Association has
^Tb?1 for home missioTRT"" '1 nT
ge ^ Association "has con
tributed for the same purpose,
during the same time, $208.26.
M. P. Wells,' Esq., of Horns
Creekj'whora our readers will re
member was admitted to the Bar
a short time since, proposes to
come to EdgefMd in the early
fall to practice his profession.
4: Not a single drunken man on
ito?r streets on Monday of this week,
a most remarkable non-exhibit
? when we consider the fact that it
was th? first day of court and also
salesday. What could have been
I / Read th? advertismenfc of the
.. South Carolina College, in thisi
ii issue. Dr. Woodrow, its president,
is one of the most distinguished
educators in the South, and he is
\ assisted by an able corps of
In addition io the twenty-three
'students at Clemson.from this
county, whose names we have
already published, Edgefield has
sent another in the person of,
f? Master J. E. Horne, second son of
Mr. A. Horne, of the Ridge Spring
Erskine College will open the
1st of October. The new building
erected on the site of the one that
was burned, is a handsome and 11
commodious -structure. and
Erskine is better equipped than
*ever before. See Dr. Grier's ad
vertisement in another column.
A letter from Georgia contains
/. this : "At this place the thermome
ter -registered 104 at sunset.
? Roasting ears and vegetables are
cooked in the fields, ana the peo
. pie go; pr;t after dark and eat. A
hamall slice of meat is laid on a
j cabbage in the garden in the
fe .morning, at noon it is thoroughly
R'cooked and seasoned.''
At Centre Springs.
The Edgefield Guards, a new
military company of Johnston,
will give a barbecue-picnic at
. Centre Spring on Friday, the 18th
/day of August. The McKinney
hand of Augusta will furnish the
County Executive Committee.
Pursuant to notice, the county
executive committee met in t?e
court-house last Saturday, tho
^especial purpose being to make ar
Kirangements to fill the vacancy ex
lii?taing in the office of County Au
Idltor, made vacant by the promo
Ltioh of John B. Davis to the posi
tion* of county dispenser. Dr. Tim
bperman, the county chairman, be
png absent, Representative J. H.
;Edwarde was called to preside.
^There was very little discussion.
j|Some member made a motion that
|/?i primary electiou be ordered, to
*-:the end that the people might say
"who should be their auditor. The
Lotion went through with a rush
Ld the meeting adjourned. The
?Ey fixed for the primary is Wed
fesday, 23rd of August.
Col. Si C. Strom, of- Gilgal, has
sent ns from his present crop
leaf of green tobacco thirty inches
long and eighteen inches wide.
Price of Oats.
Red rust-proof oats are selling
in this martel at 35 cents a bushel
lower than for a number of years
There will certainly be no excuse
for not sowing oats this .fall?'
At Barr's Chapel.
A protracted meeting will begin
at Barr's Chapel on Sunday next,
the 13th, conducted hy Rev. B. O
Berry and assisted, by Rev. E. W
Mason, of Donalds Circuit.
During- the month of August
there will be no. service in our vil
lage Methodist Church, owing to
the fact that Mr. Watson, the pas
tor, will be absent conducting first
a tent meeting on Log Creek, and
then a protracted meeting at
Candidates for Auditor.
In another column the following
gentlemen present their names to
the people of Edgefield county to
be voted for in the coming primary
for the office of Auditor, tb wit:
James D. Fraser, Ben j. \Wt Rush
ton, James B. Adams, Walter S.
Padgett, Albert W. Rushton."
A famous Site.
The place on Log Creek where
Mr. Watson and Mr. Kinard are
conducting their meetings is the
very spot where eighty years ago
3tood the Blocker Academy, a two
story building, in those days a
rather famous institution of learn
ing, and spoken of in Mills's his
tory of South Carolina.
The Ladies' Aid Society of our
millage Methodist Church will give
an entertainment on Friday night
of this week at the residence of
Mrs. Evans. There will be fine
singing by a male, quartette, vocal
and instrumental duets, reading,
ste, with delicious refreshments.
Admission 10 cents. Those who
trish cream and cake can get (it
from 5 o'clock until 8 o'clock.
Ehe Edgefield Institute.
Our village school, the Edgefield
institute, will open on September
1th, under the charge of Dr. L. R.
Grwaltney and an able corps of as
sistants. Girls and boys, young
ladies and young men'will be re
lived as pupils.* To persons
throughout the county who desire
to patronize the Institute we will
jladlv furnish the names of resi- 1
ients of our town who are willing i
:o board students, their term?, etc. \
Edgefield county is able to support j
i first-class school, aud with agen
?rous patronage from the country
ike Edgefie'd. Institute will attain 1
rhe same prestige it won in days ]
ihat are gone under Dr. Gwaltney. ;
Weather for July. ]
Weather ^Observer C. A. Long, of j
Trenton, sends us the following ,
lata of ?be weather for the month
us? ended :
Monthly mean temperature, 88.4. (
Maximum temperature, 97, date "
Minimum temperature 73. date 1
ist. - t
Total rainfall for the month ?
Greatest daily rainfall 2.09 .
nches, date 26th.
Prevailing direction of wind, \
Number of clear days 9, cloudy \
lays none, fair days 22.
Number of rainy days, 12.
Two Hog Tales.
Seeing Sam Roper, Jerry Gard
ler, and Doc King talking on the
jtreet on Monday we went up to \
jet an item for the ADVERTISER, -,
md here is what we got: Doc King
jays that "Q. Cogburn told him j
hat Will Logue told him that i
Press Hamilton had an old sow 1
hat stood on her hind legs and eat z
ip a two-horse wagon body full of .
vatermelons that he had loaded up
;o bring to the village." Doc says 1
ie tells the tale as it was told to
lim, but could not vouch for it as
ie had it second-hand, but the
following is a tale he can vouch, as |
ie had some of it himself: "Dur- ^
ing the war, while on the raid into .
Pennsylvania," Doc says "I was
captured and imprisoned. After a ?
>vhile I was released and exchanged i
ilong with 999 other Confederate ,
prisoners. The day of the ex
mange the Yankees issued to UB .
1,000 Confeds three dayB rations ?
of hog tails, nothing but hog-tails, <
not even a hard tack." This was j
Doc's tale, upon the truth of .
which Sam Roper begs us to say
that "there are not now and never
have been enough hog-tails in all
creation to feed one thousand hun
gry Confederates for three days,and
therefore he begs to be put down
in the negative."
New Kind of Grasshoppers.
A new kind of grasshopper has
broken loose in Greenville county,
threatening great destruction to
the crops. Of this new pest the
Greenville News says :
The Greenville News received
yesterday a box of the grass
hoppers which have appeared on
B. F. McKenzie's place near Pied
mont. They are different from the
usual grasshoppers of this country
being spotted yellow and black
and sometimes other colors, and
are undeniably handsome and well
made insects. Mr. McKenzie is
continuing his war against them
and is slaughtering them by
millions. He has fires kindled at
the ends of his fields and forces of
men driving the grasshoppers into
the flames and smoke. The masses
of the insects constantly smother
the fires, which have to be relighted..
The visitation is a very singular
one and everybody is puzzled to
account for it. Mr. McKenzie is
doing a great work in not only
protecting his own crops, but in
cheek ing the growth of what would
soon be a devastating scourge, as
the insects if left unmolested
would soon spread through this
entire section of country.
CHICAGO TO SARATOGA,
Through the State of Michigan
and hy Way of Toronto, Lake
Ontario, Montreal, and
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York, )
July 31st, 1893. )
DEAR ADVERTISER : After a de
lightful sojourn of ten days in the
'iWhite City" at the great exposi
tion, and regretting that we could
not -..stay* Jh^ere, ?longer*} * we rdeft
Chicago ok: last Tuesday-afternoon
for Toronto, Canada.
EN ROUTE TO TORONTO, CANADA.
Our" route was through a very
pretty country-the southern part
of Michigan, via Kalamazoo, Lan
sing, and Port Huron, and thence
through the providence of Ontario,
Canada, to Toronto.
We started late in the afternoon
and most of this trip was in the
night, so we did not see a great
deal of the country along the way.
At Port Huron, where we crossed
the St. Clair river from the United
States into Canada, is the famous
tunnel which is said to be the
greatest submarine tunnel in the
world. It is a continuous iron tube
over a mile in length.
We reached Toronto early Wed
nesday morning. This is a large
city near the head of Lake Onta
rio, having a population of two
ON LAKE ONTARIO.
We did not have an opportunity
to see much of this city, as we
were there but a short while wait
ing for the arrival of the boat for
Niagara Falls. Our boat came on
in due time and we went aboard.
It was quite a relief to get on the
boat after our long ride by rail.
But it was surprisingly cold on
the lake. Men wore their overcoats
and ladies thick clothing and
capes and furs. As the day grew
on and we became accustomed to
it, the weather was more comforta
ble and pleasant. 7/e made the
trip over the upper end of the lake
in about two hours and landed
near Queenstown near where the
Niagara river flows into it. From
:here an electric railway took UB
ip along the bank of Niagara river
;o Niagara Falls. It is a gradual
iscent until we reach the Falls.
The view along the way is per
fectly lovely. We could see the
lake and the river and the whirl
pool rapids and the suspension
bridge, and last and greatest of all,
;he magnificent Falls.
NIAGARA. FALLS, jjj
We stopped at the Clifton House
>n the Canada- sifle^ just in -front.
)f - the great cataract.' 'From the
piazza of this hotel one can get
;he best view. It is a grand sight,
mblime and awe inspiring.
We crossed over the bridge to
;he American side and looked at
;he Falls from all points of view,
md we drove up and down the
;he river and took a view of the
vhole surroundings and enjoyed
THROUGH CENTRAL NEW YORK.
From Niagara Falls we went over
he New York Central via Buffalo,
.Rochester, and Syracuse < tb Clay
on, near where the St. Lawrence
iver runs out from Lake Ontario.
VIo8t of this trip was again in the
light, but from what we saw of
Central New York we regarded <it
IB a beautiful country.
At Clayton we took thc boat on
;he St. Lawrence river for Mojn
:real. The river is one of6 the
argest in America, very wide and
jmooth, ' dotted. ali1 along j at the
ipper end with islands. There are
said to be a thousand pf them, and
hence the - name . "Thousand
[slands." These islands extend
aver a distance of $f ty milei. It
LS said that they form the most
numerous collection of river
islands in the world. Some of
them are large and many of them
are small. On some :of them are
splendid hotels and fine residences.
They are quite fanlous as summer
After leaving the islands the
river grows wider, ahdiseems tb
become swifter. Between the
islandf ^ and "Montreal -there are
?eveni? ?ra'p?ds, , not?b1y'"*the
"Galop," the "Long Sault," and
The rapids are falls in the river
over beds of rock where the water
runs very swiftly, the bottom of the
bo*t scrapes the rocks in. the river
bed. and the waves and spray dash
over the deck of the boat, making
the passage quite exciting and ex
hilarating. At Lachine rapids old
"Baptiste" au Indian guide comes
aboard the boat and pilots it
through the dangerous passage.
Soon after r p?s?ihg ' L?chine
r.'.nids we reached Montreal, the
largest and most important of the
Canadian cities. Here we found
the air very cool and bracing, quite
a contrast to some of the hot and
sultry days of the first part of our
journey. This would be a delight
ful place to spend the heated term,
At Montreal we first visited Grey
I Nunnery. This is a Catholic in
stitution where the inuns reside
and where the orphans and- old
and infirm are cared for. It is a
large splendid castle situated on
an elevated site with ample
grounds and beautiful shrubbery.
The inmates make all kinds of
fancy work, bead-work, ornaments,
artifical flowers, baskets, etc.
We went to the great Notre
j Dame Cathedral, one of the largest
this side of the Atlantic. Its tall
and splendid tower is three hun
dred feet high. We saw many
handsome and beautiful churches
and other notable buildings. Mc
! Gill' University is a fine old seat
The drives around Montreal are
very fine, especially that to the top
of Mount Royal. From the top of
the mountain we could see all over
the city, and the St. Lawrence
river for miles away meandering
through the valley below, and the
great Victoria bridge. We could
also see the White Mountains in
New Hampshire and the Adiron
dack Mountains in New York, a
long ways off.
There are many beautiful parks
in Montreal, in fact this is one of
the prettiest and most charming
cities that we have seen.
From- Montreal to Albany we
came through the Adirondack
Mountains on the Mohawk and
Malone Railroad. This route is
right through the heart of the
mountain and lake country. The
scenery is very fine.. It is a mag
nificent summer retreat and is a
popular resort. Loon lake along
this route is President Cleveland's
fishing place. Savanac lake is also
a very popular place to spend the
At Herkimer we took the New
[York Central to Albany. On reach
ing there we found the cars ready
to s tart for Saratoga and in a few
I minutes we were on our way to the
Springs where we arrived Saturday
?afternoon. We found the place
filled with visitors. We are now
going j the rounds of the various
.springs and luxuriating in the fine
MAMIE J. NORRIS.
Governor Tillman and the United I
The political question which
excites keener personal interest in
this State-at this time than any
"Wl}at is Governor Tillman
going to do about it?"
That is, about the next State
election. Will he run again for
jGovernor in 1894, or will he set
himself aside for the Senatorial
contest solely?Judging his future
course from the past history of the
man, we think there can be little
doubt of the program he will
If it be, as we believe correct,
that the United States Senator to
succeed Senator Butler will be
elected by the Legislature which
elected on the State ticket at the
next election, we have little doubt
that Governor Tillman will head
that ticket, with a strong second
for Lieutenant Governor, John
Gary Evans, possibly. Whatever
little sentiment or prejudice there
may be against a third term Gov
ernor-and there seems to crop
out very little against it in any
Governor will show little com
punction in overrideng if in his
opinion any distinct and tangible
coign of vantage may be gained
thereby. The Governor's char
acteristic confidence and boldness
is sufficient, we doubt not, to
assure him of the victory under
any circumstances, but he will not
on that account neglect any
precaution which will render
assurance doubly sure. As an ex
Governor and private citizen he
would feel comparatively sure of
compassing his aspiration to sit in
the United States Senate, but as
Governor and active adviser of the
elective Legislative body, he would
laugh doubt to scorn.
We think there can be little
doubt therefore that the Governor,
who never neglects to take a trick
in the political. game, will keep
one hand on the prize in his
possession until he gets the other
and bigger one safe in his grasp.
The Gubernatorial election pre
cedes the other just sufficiently in
in length of time to make it a
stepping stone "to higher things."
This plan would afford an op
portunity for the strongest man in
the faction after the Governor to
go on the ticket nominally for the
second place, but with the moral
certainty of succeeding to the first
place without mouing the risk of
confliciting to hie own detriment
With the Governor's interests.
Horses, Cattle, Dogs, etc.
The Humphereys' Medicine
Campany of New York, will mail
on application a Complimentary
Copy of Dr. Humphreys' Veteri
nary Manual (500 Pages) on the
Treatment and Care of Horses,
Cattle, Dogs, Hog, Sheep and
THEEE?L BE SHOOTING.
Constables Provided With Colts'
It has been known for some
time that Governor Tillman was
angry about the manner in which
his constabulary force has been
treated by the public, but hardly
any one will be prepared for the
bold step he took yesterday for the
protection of the constables against
further insult. The rotten egging
which Constable Holloway re
ceived at the hands of the Sumter
boys was a little too much for the
Governor as well as Mr. Holloway.
The reporters of the State and
the NewiJ and Courier were last to
see the Governor yesterday after
noon, As they were starting out
of his office he called them back
and the following is what the
State says transpired :
The Governor opened a couple
of drawers in the bottom of his
bookcase and called attention to
the supply of pistols in cases and
belts that were contained therein.
He also called attention to a box
containing 8C0 carridgee, which
was near by. The pistols were
Colts'^ U. S. Army regulation
weapons, of 44 calibre-the big,
long fellows. When asked what it
meant, Governor Tillman said :
"Well, these people are not
i?oingto rotten egg or interfere
with anyvmore of our constables,
rhat is what they are for. This
morning I made requisition upon
the Adjutant General for this sup
ply, and I am going to give them to
ihe.constables and instruct them
to use them whenever it is neces
?ary. You will find the authority
for the arming of these constables
in Sections 517 and 518."
"How many have you, Governor?
"I have enough for all the con
stables that need them. They are
aot all required to be making
irrestsat one time. But there's
plenty more where those came
"rom. I do not expect to scare
my body by this action, but I do
3ay that we do not expect to be
scared off. I am going to issue
orders for the constables to shoot
the first man that strikes or in
terferes with one of them from this
m. I am not going to allow the
Dfficers of the State to be made
logs of by a set of barkeepers and
roughs. I expect that they will
have to be used somewhere in a
lay or' two from this. I simply
mean," said ?he^G?vernor in con
clusion, "that the law is going to
to be enforced. If it results in
niling somebody, it will have to
be done, that is Jail. I am simply
aot going to allow any of the State's
officers to be spit upon or rotten
jgged by the class ^of people that
inferiere with them ; [or any other
The Governor is evidently very
indignant at the- way these men
aave been spoken of and treated,
is also are the other members of
;he Board of Control, and what he
said about it was said in a very
letermined and emphatic manner.
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Tho Winner Has a Clear Gift of
a Small Fortune) and the Losers
Have Patents that may Bring
Them in Still more.
"Would you like to make twenty-five
hundred dollars? If you would, read
carefully what follows and you may
see a way to do it.
The Press Clams Company devotes
much attention to patents. It has
handled thousands of applications for
inventions, but it would like to handle
thousands more. There is plenty of
inventive talent at large in this coun
try, needing nothing but encourage
ment to produce pratical results. That
encourgement the Press Claims
Company proposes to give.
NOT SO HARD AS IT SEEMS.
A patent strikes most people as an
appallingly formidable thing. The idea
is that an inventor must be a natural
genius, like Edison or Bell; that he
must devote years to delving in
complicated mechancial problems and
that be must spend a fortune- on
delicate experiments before he can
get a new device to a patentablo de
gree of perfection. This delusion the
company desires to dispel. It desires to
get into the head, of the public a clear
comprehension of the fact that it is
not the great, complex, and expensive
inventions that bring the best returns
to their authors,-but the little, simple,
and cheap ones-the things that seem
BO absurdly trivial that the average
citizen would feel somewhat ashamed
of bringing them to the attention of
Edison says that the profits he has
received from the patents on all his
marvelous inventions have not been
sufficient to pay the cost of his ex
periments. But the man wno conceived
the idea of fastening a bit of rubber
cord to a chi ld.s ball, so that it would
come back to the hand when thrown
made a fortune out of his scheme. The
modern sewing machine is a miracle
of ingenuity-the product of the toil
of hundreds of busy brains through a
hundred ?ind fifty years, but the whole
brilliant result rests upon the simple
device of putting the eye of the needle
at the point instead of at the other end.
THE LITTLE THINGS THE MOST' VALU
Comparatively rew peopla regard
themselves as inventors, but 'almost
everybody has been struck, at one
time or another, with ideas that seemed
calculated to reduce some of the little
frictions of life. Usually such are ideas
dismissed without further thought.
"Why don't the railroad company
make its car windows so that they can
be slid up and down without breaking
the passengers' backs?" exclaims the
traveler. "If I were running the road
I would make them in such a way."
,'What was the man that made this
saucepan thinking of?" grumbles the
cook. "He never had to work over a
stove, or he would have known how it
ought to have been fixed."
"Hang such a collar button I" growls
the man who is late for breakfast "If I
were in the business I'd make buttons
that wouldn't slip out, or break off, or
gouge out the back of my neck."
And then the various sufferers for
get about their grievancet and begin
to think of something else. If they
would sit down at the next convenient
opportuni.y, put their ideas about car
windows, saucepans,and collar buttons
into practical shape, and then apply
for patents, they might find themselves
as independently wealthy as the man,
who invented the iron umbrella ring
or the one who patentedjthe?flfteen
A TEMPTING OPFEB."
To induce people to keep track of
their bright ideas and see what there
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To the person whs submits to lt the
simplest and most promising inven
tion, from a commercial point of view,
the company will give twenty-five
hundred dollars m cash, addition to
refunding the fees for securing the
It will also ?advertise the .invention
free of charge.
This offer is subject to the following
Every competitor must obtain a
patent for his invention through the
company. He must first apply fora
preliminary search, the cost of whicb
will be five dollars. Should this search
show his invention to be unpatentabh
he can withdraw without further ex
pense. Otherwise he will be expected
to complete his application and take
out a patent in the regular way. The
total expense, including Government
and Bureau fees,will be seventy dollars.
For this, whether he secures the prize
or not, the inventor will have a patent
that ought to be a valuable property
to him. The prize will be awarded by
a jury consisting of three reputable
patent attorneys of "Washington. In
tending competitors should fill out the
following blank, and forward it with
their application :
"I submit the ?within described in
vention in competition for the
Twenty-five hundred Dollar Prize
offered by the Press Claims Company.
NO BLANKS IN THIS COMPETITION.
This is a competition of rather an
unusual nature. It is common to offer
prizes for the best story, or picture, or
architectural plan, all the competitors
risking the loss of their labor and the
successful one merely [selling his for
the amount of the prize. But the Press
Claims Company's offer is something
entirely different. Each person is
asked merely to help himself, and the
one who helps himself to the best ad
vantage is to be rewarded for doing it.
The prize is only a stimulus to do
something that would be well worth
doing without it. The architect whose
competitive plan fora club house
on a certain corner is-not accepted has
spent bis labor on something of very
little use to him. But the person who
patents a simple and useful device in
the Press Claims Company's competi
tion' need not worry if he fail to secure
the prize. He has a substantial result
to show for his work-one that will
command its value in the market at
The plain man who uses any article
in his daily work ought to know bet
ter how to improva it than the
mechanizal expert who studies it only
from the theoretical point of view.
Get rid of the idea that an improve
ment can be too simple to be worth
patenting. The simpler the better. The
person who best succeeds in combining
simplicity and popularity, will get the
Press Claims Compay's twenty-five
The responsibility of this company
may be judged from the fact that its
stock is neld by about three .hundred
of the leading newspapers of the
Address the Press Claims Company,
John "Wedderburn, managa attorney,
918 FJstreet, N. W. "Washington, p. C.
Tile Union Mutual Lite Insurance Co.,
Ol' rOHTXiAJSQJ, M^LUSTE.
Its Policies an the Host LU flow Offered to tie Pole.
j IB the only existing Company whose policies are, or can be subject to, the
MAINE NON-FORFEITURE LAW.
WHAT IT IS:
The Maine Non-Forfeiture law pro
tects polices from forfeiture by reason
of default of payment of premiums,
lt provides that, after three years' pre
miums haye been paid, failure to pay
any subsequent premiums shall not
forfeit a policy, hut it shall continue
in force for its full amount until the
reserve (less a small surrender charge)
upon the policy is exhausted.
The reserve isa sum made up of por
tions of each and every premium paid
upon a policy in anticipation of its
maturity. Beginning with a small
portion of the first premium, it is in
creased eacn year by the addition of
each subsequent premium, and grows
larger year by yei.r, until, at maturity,
it exactly equals the face of the policy.
When a policy is discontinued there
fore, there is in the hands of the Com
pany a reserve greater or less, accord
ing to the character and age of the
policy. Instead of permitting the Com
pany, upon non-payment of premium,
to confiscate this reserve, the Maine
Non-Forfeiture Law requires the Com
pany to continue the policy in force
until the policy-holder receives an
equivalent font in extended insur
HOW IT WORKS:
If a person, aged 35, pays three
years' premiums upon a twenty pay
ment Life policy and then discontinues
payment, the policy will be continued
4 years and 257 days longer ; if he pays
five premiums, and then discontin tes,
the insurance will continue 7 years and
357 days longer.
If the policy is a twenty year en
dowment, same age, three years' pay
ments will give an extension of 8 years
and 150days; five years' payment 13
years, 300 days. If the policy is a 15
Year Endowment, ($1,000) same age,
three years' payments will secure in
surance to the end of the endowment
period and $13.63 in cash if insured
lives till that time, and in like manner
ten years' payment secures insurance
for the full 15 years and $592.17 in cash.
These extensions vary with the age
of the insured, the class of policy, and
the number of payments made; they
are stated in each policy, in years and
days, for each number of payments, so
that the policy-holder knows at a
glance exactly what; he is entitled to if
be discontinues hit payments at any
WHAT IT HAS DONE :
The Company Has Paid Over
Two Hundred Death Claims, in
consequence of this law, aggregating
in sums insured more than Four Hun
dred Thousand Dollars.
In every case there had been a de
fault in the payment of premium, and,
except for this law, the policies would
have been of little OJ- no value. Instead
of this, the insurance in each case was
extended to the time of death, and the
Company was required to pay to the
beneficiaries under the policies the
sum of $418,335.77.
The Yalne of Maine Law Eit&Dsions as Compared mth Paid-np Vaines:
It is the custom of many companies to provide
in their policies that, upon discontinuance of
payment of Premium, paid-up policies will be
given without the option of extension. This
was the practice of the Union Mutual before
the Maine Non-Forfeiture Law was enacted,
but it now substitutes for paid-up values the
more advantageous plan of extended insurance.
The objection to the paid-up system is that the
amount of paid-up insurance which is given
upon the discontinuance of payments upon a
policy, unless it has been in force a great many
years is insignificant, and of little or no value
as protection ; and it leaves the insured who
ceases payment without adequate insurance at
the very time he needs it the most.
The great advantage of the extended insur
ance afforded by the Maine Law over the most
liberal paid-up system is. strikingly shown by
the following comparison, and it will be ob
served that the paid-up value is insignificant
in comparison with the amount actually paid
by the Union Mutual. The result of two hun
dred and twelve policies was this :
If the insured had received paid-up
policies instead of extended in
surance, the Company would have
had to pay in settlement of the
claims only. $98,197.50
Whereas, in fact, it did pay under
the Maine Law. $418,344.77
Making a difference in favor of the
beneficiaries under Two Hundred
and Twelve policies of. $320,147^8
The policies are free from ALL restrictions, and incontestable after
of one month is given in the payment of premiums.
For further information call on, or address,
B. B. E V A. N S ,
Manager for South Carolina,
Office, No. l,Advertiser Building,
H ID a-B FIE m. JD, sa a.