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The Bounty of Nature.
October esti mat?s of leading crops
?cf the country in 1912 suggest that
Nature has been about as little con
cerned over the political campaign a*
the material interests of the coun
try. The estimates are:
?Corn 3,016,000,000 bushels
Wheat 720,333,000 bushels
Oats 1,417,172,000 bushels
.Barley 224,619,000 bushels
Buckwheat 18,000,000 bushels
Irish potatoes 401,000,000 bushels
Flax 29,000,000 bushels
Bice 24,000,000 bushels
Tobacco 974,000,000 pounds
Hay 72,425,000 tons
These estimates show an increase
over 1911 production of 485,000,000
bushels of corn, 98,995,000 bushels
of wheat, 494,874,000 bushels of
oUs, 64,379,000 bushels of barley,
108,000,000 bushels of Irish pota
toes, 10,000,000 bushels of flax,
1,00,000 bushels of rice, 69,000,000
pounds of tobacco and 12,509,000
tons of hay. The average in 1912
in corn, buckwheat, potatoes, tobac
co, flax and rice was greater than
that of 1911; the production per
acre was greater for each of these
crops except tobacco, and for corn,
buckwheat, Irish potatoes and rice
the acre production was greater
than the average for the five-year
period, 1606. The 1912 figures of
production are of course, prelimi
nary, but the figures of acreage and
the statement of conditions indicate
a bountiful harvest embracing prac
tically the whole country and rep
resenting a value close upon 69,
000,000,000. In that fact is a part
explanation of the activity in lines
of manufacturing industry and
Selecting Seed Corn.
What is the best way to select
?eed corn? The best way is to plant
a seed patch off by itself every year
from the choicest seed you have,
and eliminate the barren stalks by
never allowing one iu the seed patch
to ripen a tassel. Then select your
seed from the most prolific plants,
of a good habit and bearing the
ears convenient, or half-way be
tween tassell and ground. Year after
year you can make some improve
ment in the stature of the plant and
the ears by this careful selection.
But the best you can do now is to
go into the field and seleet thc best
.ears you can find from the best
plants, and keep some of that to
start a seed patch with next spring,
and then from that seed patch take
ont while green the tassels of every
barren stalk and every other stalk
that does not come somewhere near
-what your ideal of a corn plant is.
Then the pollen will be furnished
only by the best plants in the patch
and you can select seed in this way
every year and find a gradual im
-provement annually. But do not
.wait now till the corn is in the crib,
but select the best you can find in
the field and cure it well and store
il by itself.-Progressive Farmer.
Premier Carrier of the South
Schedules Effective September 29,
(N. B. These figures shown as
information only and are not guar
anteed). Arrivals and Departures
Edgefield, S. C.
8:20 a m No 209, daily, from Edge
field to Trenton. Connects at
Trenton for Augusta also Colum
bia, Spartanburg, Asheville,
Knoxville, Cincinnati and points
10:13 a m No 231, daily, from
Edgefield to Aiken. Connects at
Trenton for Augusta.
1:40 p m No 229, daily except Sun
day, from Edgefield to Aiken.
6:50 pm No 207, from JEdgefield
to Trenton. Connects at Tren
ton for Augusta.
10:05 a m No 208, daily, from
Trenton to Edgefield. Connection
at Trenton from Columbia and
11:00 a m No 230, from Trenton to
Edgefield. Connect from Colum
bia, Charlotte, Danville, Wash
ington, New York and points
1:10 p m-No 210, daily except Sun
day from Aiken to Edgefield.
5:40 p m No 232, daily, from Ai
ken to Edgefield. Connection
7:40 p m No 200, daily, fr? rn Tren
ton to Edgefield. Connection Co
lumbia, Spartanburg, Asheville,
For detailed informa*,!' ri, call on
ticket agent, or
A H Acker, TPA., Ax ista, Ga.,
S II Hardwick, PT. ... Washing
ton, D. C.
W E McGee, AGP A., Augusta,
fi F Cary, GPA., Washington, D.
C., E. H. Coapmau, VP&GM.,
Washington, D. C.
Ladies' writing desk?- in '....?oga
ny, birdseye maple, weathered oak
in mission effect. Oper. :? rollei
top office desks and oft ?lairs,
Ramscj . ono*.
Seed Corn Suggestions.
The increased yield of shelled
corn per acre is the purpose of field
Seed should not be selected from
a stalk near barren stalks. There
would be a strong chance that the
barren stalk was one of its parents
and that it would tend to produce
other barren stalks.
Moderately good ears from a
thick stand are better seed than very
fine looking ears from a thin stand,
where they have [had an extra sup
ply of sunshine, moisture and plant
Seed corn from highly manured
?oil has been found a little lower in
yield than seed from soil which had
not been fertilized for sixteen years.
Seed selection from land planted
live stalks per hill produced more
corn than seed selected from land
planted either one or three stalks
per hill. It wasn't such fine looking
seed, but it produced the yields.
Moderately long ears produced
higher yields than short ears twen
ty-one times out of twenty-two in
five 3-ears' tests.
The lower yielding sLcrt ears in
variably ^exceeded the longer ones
in circumference. Greater circum
ference, then does not mean greater
Tho heavier ears usually give
higher yields. This weight should
accompany reasonable length, cir
cumference and shelling percentage.
Immaturity must throw it out, how
Creased, dented ears produced a
little more than rough dented ears.
Ears selected from the plant aver
aged over three bushels per acre
more than wagon shelled seed from
the same field. The wagon shelled
ears were shorter in size and gener
al appearance, but the mother plant
and its surroundings were not
definitely known.-Home and Farm.
A young lady and her fiance
were waiting for a street car. Af
ter several cars had passed that they
were unable to get aboard, the
young man became impatient. He
waved frantically at the next car as
it hove in sight, then leaped upon
the platform and said in a pleading
voice: "Come on, Helen; we can
manage to squeeze in here, can't
She blushed faintly, but sweetly
replied: *T suppose we can, dear,
but don't you think, we'd better
wait until we get home?"-Lidies'
Notice of Final Discharge,
To all whom these presents may
Whereas, J. H. Courtney his
made application unto this court for
final discbarge as executor in re the
estate of Dr. J. B. Courtney of
Eduefield comity, deceased, on this
the 22nd day of October 1912.
These are therefore, to cite any
all kindred, creditors, or parties in
terested, to show canse before me
at my office at Edgetield court house,
South Carolina, on the 25th day of
November 1912 at ll o'clock a. m.,
why said order of Discharge should
not be granted.
W. T. Kinnaird,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
Oct 22nd, 1912. 4t.
We have just unloaded
One solid car of chairs,
One solid car of furniture,
One solid car of Hackney wagons,
One solid carot Hackney bug
gies, and are now ready to supply
you with everything in these lin**.
Ramsey & Jone*?.
School Becks and Supplies.
We are state agents for all hooks
that are used in the public schools,
aud will e onstantly have a full as
sortment of these books on hand.
We alsj carry a full stock of pens,
pencils, tablets, copybooks, exami
nation tablets, etc.
Penn & Holstein.
Make the Old Suit
We are better prepared
than ever to do first-class
work in cleaning and press
ing of all kinds. Make your
old pants or suit new by let
ing us clean and press them.
Ladies skirts and suits al
so cleaned and pressed. Sat
WALLACE HARRIS PROP.
Eliza Miras' specimens of photo*
graph work in Mr. W. A. Hart's
windows; children a specialty
wludw at reeidenee.
LISHT ON ANCIENT
History Demolishes Republican
Claim That Democrats Make
1S33 WAS UNDER HIGH TARIFF
Every Panic Since the Civil War Has
Been a Republican Panic Lewona
From 1907 Upheaval.
The enemies of Democracy are mak
ing their anticipated and seguiarly re
curring howl-they are predicting hard
timeB if Woodrow WllBon is ejected
president on a Democratic tariff revi
The Republicans are claiming all
credit for present prosperity.
A glance backward will be worth
while at this time.
Every panic since the Civil wax
originated and developed under Re
The Republican campaign textbook
of 1604 devoted much^ space to the
many business disasters occurring from
July, 1893, to Novembor, 1894, intend
ing the public to attribute them to the
inauguration of President Cleveland
in March, 1893. But the Republicans
fall to refer to the fact that the Re
publican tariff law was in force dur
ing more than twelve of the sixteen
months of greatest business disasters.
This fact must be remembered-the
McKinley tariff bill became a law
Oct. 6, 1S9?, and the first indications
of the 1893 panic were seen Nov. ll,
1800, scarcely more than thirty days
after the McKinley law was passed,
and the panic reached its worse stage
in 1893 and early in 1S94, during
which time the McKinley law was in
Millions Lose Their Jobs.
It may be recalled, too, that the
panic of 1S73 under Republican rule
and in a period of twelve years of higb
tariff taxation, was most disastrous.
It continued five years, 3,000,000 work
ingmen were thrown out of employ
ment and bankruptcy ran riot
In 1890 the McKinley high tariff bill
was passed, and there were 10,073
failures, followed by 12.394 in 1S91.
The tariff was raised to nearly 50 per
cent, but wages stood still or de
clined while the cost of necessaries
The most serious labor troubles in
the history of the United States have
occurred under Republican high ta; i ifs.
Some Lessons From 1907.
The Republican panic of 1907 fur
nished another forceful refutation o?
the Republican claim that Democratic
administration and hard times, lower
tariffs and panics have been co-ex
In 1907, in the midst of prosperity,
thousands of leading banks, with hun
dreds of millions on deposit, suspend
ed cash payments. The trouble began
as a result of a struggle between
great New York financial institutions
The New Tori post in October, 1907,
"The certain and significant thing la
that it will be known as a Republican
and high tariff panic. Protest as Re
publicans may, they will be held re
sponsible. Out of their own mouths
the Republican party and the Dingley
ites will stand condemned. They fixed
in 1896 the standard by which they
cannot escape being judged. Ia thc
party platform of that year they re
fcred to the panic of 1893, and the
hard times following, squarely to
charge up the entire accountability to
the party in control of the national
governnent, and the political infer
ence was stated with merciless logic:
.' 'Every consideration of public
safety and individual interest de
mands that the government be res
cued from the hands of those who
have shown themselves incapable of
"Now, what are the Republicans go
ing to do when the Democrats hand
them back their poisoned chalice?
* * . A great emorgency has come
and the high tariff ls seen to be of no
avail whatever, ft was to keep us all
right and prosperous."
"Because the country has ju6t got
over the results of a Republican panic
the president and his friends are urg
ing us to perpetuate the Republican
administration," says the Philadelphia
"As soon as business was checked
five years ago the steel corporation,
which was encouraged by Mr. Roose
vent to swallow the Tennessee con
cern, then its most formidable poten
tial competitor, drew its fires and
threw about half its workmen out of
employment. Other industries did
much the same thing. . * * Them
was an extensive stoppage of mills
"The Republican candidate for con
gress in the Kensington-Richmond
district is using tho 'soup houses of
1893' as a means of scaring the wage
earners from voting the D?mocratie
ticket Those soup houses existed un
der the McKinley tariff. But there
have been more recent ones. After
1907 there were Mvp, houses in the
Kensington-Richmond district, and ev.
erybody who was charitably disposed
was begged for contributions to feed
the people who were out of employ
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1912, to
the 15th day of March, 1913.
All taxes shall be due and payable be
tween the 15th day of October, 1912,
and December 31st, 1912.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1912, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add a
penalty of one per cent for January,
and if taxes are not paid on or before
February 1st, 1913, the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent, and
five per cent from 1st of March to the
15th of March. After which time all
unpaid taxes will be collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1912 are
For State purposes 5 3-4 mills.
" Ordinary County 41-2 "
" Cons. School tax 3 "
" Special County tax 2 3-4 "
" Bacon S. D, Special 2 "
" Edgefield S. D. 2 "
" Long Cane S. D. 3 "
" Liberty Hill S. D. 3 "
" Johnston S. D. 5 "
" Collier S. D. 3 "
" Flat Rock S. D 4 "
M Prescott S. D. 3 4i
" Plum Branch S. D. No 1 5 "
" White Town SD 3 "
14 Trenton S D 2 '*
- Ward SD. 2
Moss SD 3
Parksville SD 3 '?
** Washington SD 2
" Oak Grove S D' 3 **
" Red Hil! SD 2 1-2 "
" Shaw 2 "
" R R Bonds Wise TVp 114 "
" R Rfcon.!?. Picken* 3 "
" R lt Louds Johnston 3 "
" R R Bonds Pine Grove 12 "
"RR bonds Blocker 12 "
" " Bonds Town Eogefield 1-2 ..
*' School Bonds 1 "
.* Town of Edgefield
Corporation Purposes 10 "
Ali male citizen* beuget-n the :igfjs of
2i years ano 6o years except thuoe ex
empt by law are liable to a poll tax of
One Dollar each. A capitation tax of
50 cents each is to be paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages . of 18 and
years must pay $2.00 commutation tax
or work six days on the public roads.
As this is optional with the individua!,
no commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
James T. Mims,
Co. Tr^s. E. C.
BEW?RE OF MAiARia. C
Malaria-Chills and Fevers-common
tomplaints among peopL- living in tho
Southeastern ?States, can bc ciTectively re
lieved in the shortest possible time
R. L. T.-Richardson's Laxative Tot.*
This prescription has been used thirty
five years by Dr. Richardson, of Anderson,
S. 1, in his daily practice as a family
physician, and has behind it thousands of
testimonials from many prominent South
C^lpiians and citizens of other neighbor
ing states. R. L. T. is a wonderful cor
rector of liver troubles and the greatest
tonic on the market today. You can abso
lutely rely on it in any case of chills and
fever or malarial poison, constipation os
If any member of your family need a
tonic that strengthens and builds, go to
your druggist today and get a fifty-cent or
a dollar bottle of R. L. T., and watch thc
quick, steady improvement. If your drug
gist can't Bupply you write R. L. T. Co.,
Anderson, S. C.
Thc Best liver Medicine
THE MOST PERFECT TONIC
?Oe & $1.00 per Bottle. All Drag Stores, jj
Miss Myrtle Cothrum,
o? Russetfvillc, Ala., s:.ys:
"For nearly a year, i suf
fered with terrible back
ache, pains in my limbs,
and my head ached nearly
all the time. Our family
doctor treated me, but
only gave me temporary
relief. I was certainly In
bad health. My schcol
teacher advised me io
Hie Woman's Tonic
I took two bottles, in all,
and was cured. I shall
always praise Cardui to
sick and suffering wo
men." If you suffer from
pains peculiar to weak
women, such as head
ache, backache, or other
symptoms of womanly
trouble, or If you merely
need a tonic for that tired,
nervous, worn-out feel
ing, try Cardui. E-??
KING'S NEW LIFE PILLS
The Pills That Do Cure.
Edgefield Fruit Restaurant
COCLIN & SCAVENS,
All kinds of fruits, confectionaries, soft
drinks, cigars, tobaccos, etc.
Next to Postoffice
Edgefield, S. C.
"In a Little Cosy Corner,"
one" of otr tete-atetes would fit
splendidly and do excellent service.
You will find lots of other single
pieces in our furniture display.
Rockers, ^tables, ea?y chairs and
what not. Just the things needed
to fill in bare ?pots and add attrac
tiveness to tho room. We believe
there is something hgre you want.
If you are yuzzled how to make
your money buy the most and best
groceries we can solve the question
for you. Come and pee what high
class things to eat are here and at
what low prices you can buy them.
We cany a large stock of coffins and caskets frc m the
cheapest to(the highest grade. Our hearse respond* prompt
ly to all calls.
Edgefield Mercantile Co.
Augusta Bee Hive.
M ABE COHEN, Proprietor. 3flf
The up-to-date millinery and dry goods
house, with a full and complete line of hat feath
ers and all trimmings necessary for a fine hat.
Hats ranging $2 to $15 each. Children's
and misses hats latest styles and all colors.
Dry goods in everything in z riist-class Dry
Clothing for men, boys and children. Shoes
and furnishing goods at thc lowest prices.
Remember the place.
Augusta Bee Hive
Fall Season is Here
While in New York in August we made large purchases
of fall and winter goods before there was any advance
which places us on the ground floor in the matter of being
able to serve you to advanta-e. Our stock of fall mer
chandise is large and was bought right' We now offer you
our very best service. All we ask is you to cali and see
our stock of Dry Goods, Notior , Clothing, Shoes, Hats,,
and many noveltias too num?ros to mention.
"We can convince you that our store is the place to sup
ply your fall and winter needs for every member of the
family. Come in and let us show you through. We have
everjbecn better equipped for serving you.