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THURSDAY, AUG. 17,1893.
There will be an Alliance rally
at McCormick next Friday.
Baconyhas fallen abott 2 cents
in this market. It is now 10$
Court adjourned on; Saturday
\ last, after a session" of only one
The les* religion there is in a
church the moro oysters and ice
"-cream it takeB to run it.
Nearly everybody left town last
Sunday to attend Mr. Watson's
tent meeting on Log Creek.
Mr. Asbill, who taught in our
High school last session, is reading
law with AV S. Tompkins, Esq. .
Misses Mamie and Annie Wilke
and Ida Edwards, o?. Charleston,
are visiting Miss Emmie Timmous.
Mr. Wigfall Cheatham, of the
c Edgefield Chroniclo staff, will leave
in a few day s for the World's Fair?
Misses Lou Gary and Mary
: Evans left on Saturday morning
for Chicago and the World's Fair.
Rev. G. W. Bussey, having closed
his protracted meeting at Red Oak
Grove, is now conducting one at
?> Misses Mamie and Annie Lou
Covar are spending several days
'with relatives and friends in
There was quite a severe hail
storm in the Red Hill vicinity last
* week, which did considerable dam
; age to the cotton.
Zack Boon writes us that silver
money "was good enough for Paul
and Silas, and it's good enough for
him," and'so say we all.
Rev. Thomas H. Leitch is now
preaching in Texas. The papers
in that State say he is next to Sam
Jones as a crowd-drawer.
The Mountain Creek Church con
tributed last week $14 to the Con
gie Maxwell Orphanage. W. N.
Burnett, of Edgefield, contrib
Rev. J. M. White has returned
. to Edgefield. Mr. White with his
good lady will teach a school in the
Sweetwater section during the
The MisseB Teague, daughters of
Dr. B.H.Teagae, of Aiken, arid
? grand-daughters of Dr. Horace
ParkerfOf our town, are visiting
'relatives here! .
; The protracted meeting at Rocky
Creek Church conducted by Revs.
Qto. A"."Wtighir^?M*fliiison, has
closed with six accessions "to the
church as the result.
Messrs. C. D. Mobley and A.- J.
Coleman were in town last Satur
day. These gentlemen report cot-'
ton crops elegant, corn crops so so.
the early corn very. poor. >
Miss Laura Davis, of Rixeyville,
Va., desires a position to teach in
a school or family. She teaches
English, French, and music. Best
references given and required.
Those of us in Edgefield who
can't get to the Midway Plaisance
go to the dime readings that now
Tage in this community, and we
have the mostest, fun, all for 10
In Virginia if you ask a native
how far it i<% to a certain point, he
may reply that it is "two looks and
a hoot 1" A look is as far as you
can see and a hoot is the distance
a human voice is supposed to carry.
.Jn the account of the falling of
the bridge at Clemson, an account
of which we publish in another
column, two Edgefield boys were
hurt, S. T. Carter and M. A. Hol
stein. We hope neither is seriously
It is officially stated that $500
of thfc Peabody fund has been paid
to Superintendent of Education
Mayfieid for the teachers' insti
tutes in the various counties, and
yet Edgefield has had no institute
Cotton in the county has im
proved so much during the last few
j days that the prospect of a heavy
yield is very encouraging. Mach
still depends, however, on the sea
sons during this month and the
oarly part of September.
Miss Eliza Mims, who will have
charge of the art .department in
the Edgefield Institute, has juBt
finished a portrait ot Miss Mamie
Sheppard, the deceased daughter
of O. Sheppard, Esq., that is a
most touching and beautiful like
ness of this lamented and gifted
An unknown author gives the
following crude chunk of wisdom :
"Let no man be discouraged be
cause he is persecuted. No one
flings rocks at a dead cat-nobody
passes resolutions against' a grave
yard. It is the man who has force
and power who, is envied and
maligned by little souls."
"A Northern exchange says they
have got hold of a reportMlown
South that there is a fellow up in
Minnesota who whenever he goes
. on a spree, insists on paying a
year's subscription to his tow? pa
per. He has already paid for the pa
per until Jan. 1,1937; and the Press
Association of Alabama is making
frantic efforts to find out what
brand of liquor he drinks." The
ADVERTISER had a subscriber who
did this way, but since the bar
rooms were closed he has stopped
J " '. . .; 'VA'
Don't forget the barbecue of the
Edgefield Guards at Centre Spring
on Friday of this week. A band
from Augusta will furnish delight
ful music, and the occasion bids
fair to. be a most happy ?nd enjoy
Everybody is bragging on the
cotton crop prospects in this broad
county of ours. From the Savan
nah to the Saluda, and from Ninety
Six to. Trenton it is all the same
-way : "More fruit on the cotton,
than I ever saw before."
Six in the Field
Mr.'J. W. Johnson, once coroner
of Edgefield county, announces
this week for Auditor... This makes
six aspirants from-whom ;the read
ers of the ADVERTISER have the
privilege of selecting the best man.
Let .it be done decently-and in or
A Big Rattlesnake.
An enormous rattlesnake was
killed in our suburbs on Monday.
His body was as big as a man's
thigh, and he carried fifteen rattle!
on the end of his tail. This is the
first rattler seen in this region in"
twenty years. His snakeBhip came
out of his hole probably' to see
Bob Gardner's breeches.
Press DeVore's Cotton.
Dr. Prescott DeVore has gather
ed twelve bushels of corn from the
thre?-quarters of an acre patch of
corn and cotton planted together,
that we made mention of some
weeks ago. Besides this corn he
will get a bale of cotton from the
same patch and twenty bushels of
cotton seed of the Peterkin Clus
List of letters remaining in the
postorBce .>.t Edgefield C. H., July
31, 1893 : Babe Brooker, S D Ed
wards, William Foster, Caleb
Hampton, Willie Hutchinson, J M
Lovelace, Minnie S Lyon, Henry R
Thomas, Billy Williams, Miss
Rosy Griffin, Miss Mattie Halbond,
Mrs Liner Keys, 2, Mrs Jessie
Seigler, Martha Workman, Ida
A Sad Death.
A telegram received by Rev. A.
B. Watson Tuesday morning
brought the-distressing intelligence
of the death of his niece, Mrs.
Chloe Watson Wannamaker, at her
home in St. Matthews, Orangeburg
county, on Monday night at 12
o'clock. This charming young
woman was the daughter of Mr.
John C. Watson, of the Ridge, and
was well known and much loved
in this community, where, as Miss
Watson, she had made many warm
friends. Our kindest sympathies
are extended to the bereaved father
and afflicted ones.
Good Place to Go.
We desire to call the attention
of .our readers to the advertisement
of L. F. Padgett, of Augusta, Ga.,
that- appears in our columns to
day. - This house is perfectly re
liable and'will do ju?t as they ad
vertise, or better. Their catalogue
ought to be in ihe hands of every
body intending to buy goods of
any character to go into the house.
We know the concern to be per
fectly reliable, and can assure you
that you will be fairly and hon
estly dealt with. When writing to
them or when buying goods from
them, please mention this paper.
At the residence of Dr. J. W.
Hill, on Thursday night of this
week, there will be a Dime Reading
given by the ladies of the Presby
terian Church. The following is
the programme for the occasion :
"Scharwenka's Polish Dance,"
(piano solo), Mr. Jas. T. Bacon.
"Power of Prayer," (recitation),
Miss Floy Beddick.
.'For You," (song), Miss Marie
"Berceuse by Chopin," (piano
solo)l Miss Florence Adams.
"Rondeaux et Variations," (four
hands), Misses Bracie and Angel
Ch ea th am.
"Luna," (song), Miss Eliza
Reading, J. T. Parks.
Male Quartette, Messrs. Jacobs,
Cobb, Mims, and Beall.
"Jamie Butler and the Owl,"
(reading), Mr. John Kennerly.
"Ah, Non Volar" Arditi, (song),
Mrs. K. W. Cheatham.
"Twittering of the Birds," (piano
solo), Miss Julia Prescott.
"The Cows are in the Clover,"'
(song), Miss Belle Mims.
"Famine Scene from Hiawatha,"
Miss Mary Butler.
"Go and Tell Aunt Dinah her
old Gray Goose is Dead as Thun
der," (song), Thos. J. Adams.
Dots from the Dark Corner.
DEAR ADVERTISER : I have tried
in vain to get some one more com
petent than myself to give you
some dots from Dark Corner, but
my efforts have proved futile,
therefore it has fallen to my lot to
make, my maiden effort. In the
meantime I fear it will go to the
waste-basket. I will try, however,
to give you something that may be
interesting to some one.
We are at this writing having
some heavy rain, which will ma
ture the corn crop, the best by th?
way that has been raised in "this
locality for years. At the same
time fears are entertained that the
continued wet weather will dam
age the cotton crop, which is very
fine, in fact the best, at preseut,
for the past ten years. The farm
ers are exultant over the prospects
of being able to pay out (his fall
and have a few dollars left, be
sides have corn enough to carry
them through next year. A great
many of our farmers have profited
by the experience of f ormer years,
and have been planting more coin
and less cotton, and*it is to be
hoped that in the neal? future
the good old times of hog and
hominy will be as in the days of
our boyhood. Then, and not until
then, will the farmers be inde
Last year Mr. B., as he is known
tc>uB, not only set the example,but
talked it to the people to plant
three acres of " corn to one of cotton
and sow extensively of oats and
?ther ^WM^iWWW^r \
crop is m^or?th?n^Bree - oPcofrr'f?"1
one of cotton. Raise your own
meat, keep all the stock on the
place that you can well feed, and
keep your lots well rilled with litter
from the woods, and all the spare
time when you can't work in the
farm, especially in wet weather,
rake up your litter and leaves so
that it can be rotting ready for use
either in the compost heap or to
put on the posr galded places and
washes. Small farms well man
aged will pay if you make your
own manure and buy less guano.
... Mr. M. B. Sturkey is building a
first-class mill and gin at the old
Rogue Shoals mill-site one and a
half miles from Plum Branch. He
says he will have his saw-mill in
operation by the 10th of Septem
ber, and cotton-gin and corn-mill
by the 15th, if not providentially
delayed. With his nerve, push,
and grit he will get there.
Fearing that I trespass on your
space I will close. More in the
MA BE SAULT.
Plum Branch, S. C.
Out of Meat.
The following, from the Augusta
Evening News of Saturday, looks
as if Augusta is about to get out
of meat: ; ?
"Augusta'6 wholesale merchants
are confined to a caBh basis in do
ing businesa which will greatly
The packing houses and other
business cencerns of the West are
demanding of their customers
here currency by' express for all
This means that the merchants
must send the actual hard ?ash for
meat and other Western produce,
otherwise no goods will be shipped.
No checks, no New York Ex
change, but the money itself by
If ah Augusta merchant buys a
carload of meat he must check the
money out of Augusta banks, put
in a package and express it off.
The Boston canned goods houses
are now demanding sight drafts
for all-goods bought of them, when
befor? thie they wmld sell'-on "90.
days' time. . -
The sight drafts must be given
on the arrival of the bill of lading.
In New Orleans the banks will
not discount any drafts, no matter
if they are gilt edged.
The sugar and molasses houses
want cash, when hitherto they sold
on 60 days' time.
To sum it all up : The country
is getting now on a strictly cash
As to what this will result in,
Some few think it may bring
about a crisis, while others look
for better times when credit is in a
measure done away with. .
The Evening News called on Mr.
Paul Mustiu and asked him what
would be the effect of the Western
He said our merchants would
stop buying meat, as the banks
will refuse ta give; them the cash
to ship off, for if the currency is
all sent away there would be no
money to handle the cotton crop
Mr. Mustin says, he haB quit
buyingmeat on this account, and
sayB all the others, with possibly
one or two exceptions, would stop
The effect is that he only sells
for cash and does not accept checks
for his goods. Some few thousand
dollars, possibly ten, were shipped
by express for meats, but that's
over with now.
Mr. Mustin says the people
would rather do without the meat
for awhile and hold their cash, and
he sums it up as a temporary sus
pension of ?business. *" 1 r . P
The cotton crop ot this year,
according to the Augusta Chronicle,
will bring into the United States
$200,000,000 in gold. There will,
be a plenty of money, too, to move
the cotton crop. Wall street un
derstands the situation. As soon
as cotton begins to move actively
the balance of trade, as between
this country and Europe, will
rapidly turn in our favor. Gold
will pour in for our cotton and the
financial situation will be greatly
improved. .- . . . c ." . .
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 HorseB,
Cattle, Dogs, Hog, Sheep and
Progress of the Pestilence in
New York Bay.
QUARANTINE, S. I., Aug. 13.-At
9 p. m. Health Officer Jenkins is
sued the following cholera bulle
Two suspects were isolated at
Hoffman Island early this morn
ing, but owiDg to the rough weather
in the lower bay were not removed
to Swinburne; Island Hospital. If
th? wind ^moderates they will be
transferred during the night. They
are Maria Reno, aged four years,
Pasquale De Padro, aged fifteen
years. The bacteriological exam
ination shows that Guiseppi Adamo
who was removed yesterday is suf
fering from cholera, and that
Francisco Caiolo, Paolo Marini
and Georquis have not developed
The census of the hospital to
night shows : Cholera patients, 14 ;
patients not having cholera, 3;
convalescent, 1 ; suspects on Hoff
man Island, 2. Total, 20. All of
the patients are improving. The
disease is mild in character. Two
more' nurses were sent to Swin
burn Island to-day. ; - ?
The steamer Helena arrived to
day from Genoa. All were well on
board. All the steerage passengers
had been detained five days at that
port and their baggage was disin
fected before embarkation; The
cabin passengers were examined
and provided with paooports, on
which was a written statement of
their route of travel for ten days
before arriving, so that,detentions
on the railroads may be avoided.
The vessel was disinfected and'
allowed to proceed after the exam
ination of the steerage passengers.
THE ?ELLOW IEVEE.
A Favorable Feature of the Sit
uation at Pensacola.
PENSACOLA, Aug. 13.-Avery fa
vorable feature in connection with
the yellow fever situation occurred
at 6 p. m. this evening. The State
health officers gave official assur
ance to Mayor Chipley that the
guard could be released which was
stationed at the residence of Mr.
Waite, and the family and friends
confined in the house since the
death of Mr. Waite, as after an
investigation it was decided that
he did not die of yellow fever.
The guards are continued at the
residence of Mr. Wood, father of
little Ellen Wood, as the investi
gations in this caee have not been
It is now nineteen days since
Capt.Northup died, more than ten
days since Mr. Waite and Ellen
Wood were taken sick, and four
days since they died. Had these
three persons, or any one of them,
died of yellow fever, more new
cases would have existed here. At
6 p. m. no new cases have been re
ported to the board of health.
Surgeon Carter, who arrived here
yesterday, has been ordered to
Brunswick, at that place has re
ported two new cases of yellow
fever there. This leaves Surgeon
MacGruder as the only representa
tive here of the national depart
ment, but Surgeons Murray and
Hatton are expected to-morrow.
There is much rejoicing over the
decision of the Waite case.
NO NEW8 FROM BRUNSWICK.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13.-Surgeon
General Wyman of the Marine
Hospital Service received no in
formation to-day from Brunswick,
Ga., regarding the yellow fever
outbreak. Dr. Carter, who has been
at Pensacola, Fla., will leave there
to-night for Brunswick to direct
the medical campaign. He will
be succeeded at Pensacola by Dr.
Hutton, who came on from Detroit
yesterday. Dr. Hutton was in com
mand of Camp Ferry, the yellow
fever hospital of Florida, in 1888.
Before leaving Pensacola Dr. Car
ter telegraphed to Dr. Wyman, con
firming the verdict of the local
medical authorities in the Waite
case, that the victim did not die
of yellow fever. As to the Woods
case, however, he could npt express
an opinion. Dr. Carter also re
ported that the cordon around the
naval reservation at Pensacola had
been completed and was in suc
CHARLESTON ON THE SAFE SIDE.
CHARLESTON, S. C., Aug. 13.-The
Charleston board of health to-day
ordered quarantine against Bruns
wick, Ga. Tha step is purely pre
cautionary, and little uneasiness
is felt either by the authorities or
the people of the city. The health
department announces that similar
action is to be taken in regard to
other cities in which yellow fever
Reunion Co. K,15th S. C.V.
There will be a reunion of Co. K,
15th S. C. V., at McCormick, on
the 26th day of August, 1893. The
members of the old company are
earnestly requested to turu out.
All old "Robs" are respectfully in
vited. S. E. FREELAND.
SOUP CPPIDP COLLEGE
?COLUMBIA, S. C.
Session begins September 26th, Foi
Courses il Classical, Literary, Sciei
tifie, and Law; with eleotive studit
in higher classes. New Gymnasium
Well appointed Laboratory, Chemica
Physical, Biological, etc. Necessar
Expenses, from $145 to $210.
For further information address tb
Due West, S. C.
Opens first Monday in October nex
OFFERS CLASSICAL AM) SCIENTIFIC COURSE
Large and handsome building con
pleted. Delightful climate.
Now in the 54th Year of its Existent
Totiu Expenses for Board and Tuition, $15
Write for Catalogue.
W. M. GEIEE, President.
GREENVILLE, S. C.
Session o? 1893-94 begins Wete?ay, Sept. %
Attendance, 242. Corps of Instructor!
18. Course of study, thorough an
Department of Music-Wade I
Brown, (Artist Graduate of New Eng
land Con. of Music) Director.
, Full Conservatory Course-In Pian?
Voice. Violin, Organ, Viola-Harmon
and Theory. Assistant instructors ar
Department of Art thorougbl
Health record, unrivalled.
Terms of board, tuition, music, etc
low and reasonable.
Daughters of Ministers of the Gos
pel are accorded reduced rates.
Two girls coming from the sam
family are given special rates.
Send for new catalogue.
A. S. TOWNES,
Male and Femali
THE Trustees announce to the put
lie that this school will open o
Monday, Sept. 4,1893
and continne ten months, forty weeki
with a recess of one week at Christ
mas. There, will be three department:
each carefully graded :
The Primary, embracing 2 years.
The Intermediate, embracing 4 year
The Academic, embracing 4 years.
Provision is also made for Music an
Art Departments, under competer
teachers. Arrangements for studic
higher than the Academic will be mad
hereafter, if it be deemed best to do si
The rates of tuition will be as follows
In the Primary Department, first
~ and second years, per month.. $ l.C
lu the Intermediate Department,
1st and 2nd years, per month.. 2.C
In the Intermediate Department
3rd and 4th years, per month.. 3.(
In the Academic Department, 1st
and 2nd years, per month. 3.C
In the Academic Department, 3rd
and 4th years, per month. 4.C
In the. Music Department, per
In the Art Department, per
From these charges will be deduci
ed the pro rata amount allowed fe
each pupil from the public school furn
The trustees have committed thi
school to the management of
Dr. L R. GW?LTNE1?
He will be aided in each departmer
by competent teachers. It will be see
that tbe basis of financial suppoi
which has been in operation for se^
eral years has been abandoned, th
trustees having fully decided that :
is better to have fixed rates of tuitio
for all pupils. If the citizens of Edge
field will heartily standby "The Ir
stitute," they will have a good scho<
in which they may take a commend!
ble pride. The Principal is well knowi
He returns to Edgefield to become tl
pastor of the Baptist Church, and t
give his matured experience to tl
work of educating our boys and girl
Good board can be had for $8 to $]
W. E. PRESCOTT, Chairman.
I Liquor, Morphine, Tobacco, Et
The liquor, morphine, and chlor;
habits absolutely cured under guarai
tee. Particulars given by letter or i
person at my office, which is open a
hours of the day.
There is no use to go away froi
home and spend hundreds of doll ai
for treatment, when you can be cure
at home for a much smaller amount.
J. GLOVER TOMPKINS, M. D.
Edgefield, C. H., S. C.
Work the Roads.
AUL road-overseers in the Count
are hereby instructed to call oi
their hands and have the roads put i
thorough good condition by the fin
day of September next. Herein fa
not. J. A. WHITE,
J. W. BANKS,
WE will sell at the town of Plui
Branch on the 9th day of Octobi
next, a plantation known as the Jame
Jennings' place, containing 1,300 acre
more or less, said farm being on Byr
Creek. Will sell the whole or divid
it into four different tracts to suitpui
chasers. Said land is bounded as fol
lows: North, by lands of Thoma
Moton, White, and Deal ; East, by land
of Hon. W. J. Talbert, and Mrs. N. I
B. Cartledge; West, by lands of Mr?
Price Morgan and A. Talbert.
TKBHS: One-fourth the purchas
money in cash, the balance in one an
W. D. JENNINGS, Sr.,
J. H. JENNINGS,
Notice of Application fo
NOTICE is herewith given to a!
concerned, that Mrs. Sallie I
Hughes, widow of the late A. ?
Hughes, deceased, has filed her petitio
in this court, praying that a homestea
be assigned to her out of the propert
of the'late A. J. Hughes, as prescribe
by law. I will pass on the same tb
12th day of September, 1893.
W. F. ROATH,
Master E. C.
PRIZES ON PATENTS.
How to Get 2,500 Dollars
The Winner Has a Clear Gif t 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 he must spend a fortune on
delicate experiments before he can
get a new device to a patentable de
gree of perfection. This delusion the
company desires to dispel. It desires to
get into the head, of the publio 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
so 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 tbe cost of his ex
periments. But the man who conceived
the idea of fastening a bit of rubber
cord to a childe 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 and 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 if iv people . 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 1" 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, saucepana,and collar buttons
into practioal 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 patentedjthejflf teen
A TEMPTING OFFER.*
To induce people to keep track of
their bright ideas and see what there
is in them, the Press. Claims Company
has resolved to offer a prize.
To the person whs submits to it the
simplest and most promising inven
tion, from a commercial point of view,
the company will give twenty-five
hundred dollars in. 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 bis invention through the
company. He must first apply fora
preliminary search, the cost of which
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 bowell worth
doing without it. The architect whose
competitive plan fora club house
on a certain corner is not accepted has
spent his 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 ii 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 improve 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, JD. C.
The Union Mutual Lie Insurance Co.,
OE" I?OH/riiA3SrU, "M"AT"N"?J.
Its Folies are tte Host Liberal Now Offered to fte Pole.
Ia the only existing Company whose policies are, or can be subject to, the
MAINE NON-FOEFEITUEE 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, but it shall continue
in force for its full amount until the
reserve (lees 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 year, until, at maturity,
it exactly equals the face of the policy.
When a policy is discontinued there
fore, there is in the hands of tbe 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 discontinues,
the insurance will continue 7 years and
357 days longer.
If the policy is a twenty year en
dowment, same af e, three years' pay
ments will give an extension of 8 years
and 150 days; five years* payment 13
?ears, 300 days. . If the policy is a 15
"ear Endowment, ($1,000) same age,
three years' payments will secure in
surance to the end of the endowment
Bsriod and $13.68 in cash if insured
ves till that time, and in like manner
ten years' payment secures insurance
for the full 15 years and $582.17 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
he discontinues his 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 or 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 Valne of Maine Law Eit
ens?oas as Compared with Paid-np Values:
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 anorded 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
.nd Twelve policies of. $320,147.28
The policies are free from ALL restrictions, and incontestable after
A grace 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. 1,Advertiser Building,
BDO-EF?ELID? S I O