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Immense Damage by Rats.
No animal is more destructive to
property or more dangerous to human
health than the rat. The damage it
does to property runs up into figures
?which stagger the imagination. It is
estimated that there are in the United
States at least 300.000.0ft0 rats. They
.destroy a hundred million dollars'
worth of grain in this country every
year, or enough to feed one hen for
every man, woman and child in the
Dation. The total annual cost, of rats
to the nation is estimated at $360,000,
Truly a Grasping Man.
"The graspin'est man ' I ever
lmowed," raid Uncle Jerry Peebles,
"was an old chap named Snoopins.
Somebody told bim once that -when
he breathed he took in oxygen and
gave out carbon. Hie spent a whole
day tryin' to find out which of them
two gases cost the most if you had
to buy 'em. He wanted to know
"whether he "wus makin' or losin'
money when he breathed."
Leopard a Wise Animal.
The leopard maintains its existence
Alongside its far more powerful rivals
the lion and tiger by reason of its
greater activity and power of climb
ing. Often it is driven from its well
earned prey by the brute force of these
greater cats, but it has the wise habit
of storing the remains of its meals in
a tree, the weight of meat thus placed
aloft in one effort being sometimes al
Whale Among Fishing Boats.
A large whale struck the fishing
(boat Jane recently, while it was en
; gaged in herring fishing five miles
.oif Girvan, Scotland. The boat was
(undamaged, but the incident caused
|Considerable alarm among the crew.
The S. S. Ailsa, lying between Girvan
ja:ad Ailsa Craig, narrowly escaped hav
?ing its propeller fouled by one of three
.whales which were in the vicinity.
Plenty of Smiths.
The unassailable supremacy of the j
"Smiths" in London can be estimated !
from the telephone directory. The ;
?honorable family of Jones, for example,
?occupies not quite four pages. The :
:Bobmsons, who have a place with the
greatest, do not require two pages.
But the Smiths begin on page 762 and j
?end on page 770.
"What will you charge," said a
young man to a jeweler, "to engrave
on the inside of this ring 'From George
to Alice'? It's au engagement ring,
hilt I have to economize, you know,"
/'Well, sir," answered the jeweler, "I
'would advise that you merely have
the words 'From George' and then it
will do to use again."
Nothing to Brag About.
Mdther's visitor told Alice and Bet
ty, when they were brought into the
parlor to be presented, that she had
two little nieces just about their ages.
"That's nothing." said Alice patroniz
ingly, pulling up her skirts. "I dot
two little kneezcs, too."
Daily Thought. I
It is not what we read, but what we j
remember that makes us learned. It |
is not what we intend, but what we
do that makes us useful. It is not a
few faint wishes, but a lifelong strug
gle that makes us valiant.-Keno'
Russia rankr. third among *the fish
and deep sen for>d-producing countries
of the world. Tho total yield of fish
is well over $7,Qfi!},000 worth a year,
but. even this great supply is not equal
to tl:e needs cf the population.
Thoughtful of Proprieties.
Little Maud was suffering from an
aching tooth. She called her mother
to the sofa on which she was lying,
and said: ".Mamma, if I should die
please don't forget to put my dolls in
The ancients represented Victory as
a winced goddess probably because of
her little way of flying back and forth
between the opposing lines.-Chicago
Rye Grass Long Cultivated.
P.yo grass is believed to be the old
est grass specially raised for forage,
having been thus cultivated in Eng
land more than two centuries ago.
Earliest Riser Among Birds.
The earliest riser of the bird family
is th9 greenfinch, which sometimes
begins to sing at one o'clock on a sum
Believer In Fate.
Whatever may befall thee, lt was
preordained for thee from everlasting.
When there is a ghost of a chance,
never give up until you give up the
Rule of Action.
Aid the willing, honor the virtuous,
and compel the Idle into occupation.
"Clean Up the Bowels and
Keep Them Clean"
There are many remedies to bc
had for constipation, but the diffi
culty is to procure one that acts
without . violence. A remedy that
docs not .perform
b y force w hat
should be accom
plished by persua
sion is Dr. Miles'
After using them,
Mr. N. A. Waddell,
St., Waco, Tex.,
"Almost all my
life I havo been
troubled with constipation, and have
tried many remedies, all of which
seemed to cause pain without civingr
much relief. I finally tried Dr. Miles'
Laxative Tablets and found them ex
cellent. Their action is' pleasant and
mild, and their chocolate taste makes
them easy to take. I am mora than
glad to recommend them."
"Clean up the bowels and keep
them clean," is the advice of all
physicians, because ?hey realize the
danger resulting from habitual con
stipation. Do not delay too long,
but begin proper curative measures.
Dr. Miles' Laxative Tablets arc a
new remedy for this, old complaint,
and a great improvement over the
cathartics you have been using in
the past. They taste like candy
and work like a charm. A trial
will convince you.
Dr. Miles' Laxative Tablets are
sold by all druggists, at 25 cents
a box containing 25 doses. If not
found satisfactory after trial, re
turn the box to your druggist and
he wilf return your money. is
MILES MEDICAL CO., Elkhart, In?.
Hemstreet & Bro.
GEORGIA R. R. BANK
65,5 BROAD STREET
The County Treasurer's office will be
open tor the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th dav of Otnber 1914 to
the loth day of March 1915.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October, 1914,
and December 31st, 1914.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1914, 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, 1915. the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent, and
five per cent from the 1st of March to '
the 15th of March, after which time 1
all unpaid taxes will be collected by j
: the Sheriff.
The tax levies for the year 1914 are
For State purposes 6 mills
a" Ordinary county . 5 "
" Special countv 1 "
44 Cons. school tax 3 "
" Antioch S. D. 2 44
" Pit-kens Bacon S. D. 'A 44
44 Pick HIS Bacon R. R. 3 44
44 Shaw Bacon school 4 44
44 Part Blocker R. R. 12 44
44 Part Collier Sn. school 3 44
44 Flat Rock S. D. 4 44
44 Oak Grove S. D. 3 44
44 Prescott S. D. 3 -4
44 Red Hill S. D. ? 4 44
44 Edgefield Pickens school 5 44
44 Edgefield Bickens R. R. 3 44
41 Edgefield Pickens Corp'n 10 44
44 Edirefield school building 2 44
44 Edgefiald Wjse SC:hool bldg 2 44
44 Edgefield Wise Corp'n 10 44
44 E<i?etfe)d R. R. 1 1-4 44
44 Edgefield Wise school 5 44
44 portion Elmwood school 2 44 J
44 portion Elmwood R. R. 12 44 j
i 44 Elmwood S. D. No38 school 2 44
44 Elmwood S.D. No. 3 R. R. 12 44
44 Elmwood Long Cane R. R. 12 44
44 Elmwood Long Cane school 3 44
44 P. Pickens Long Cane R. R. 3 44
44 Hibler S. D. 3 4 4 !
44 Libertv Hill S. D. 3 4 4 \
44 Johnston S. D. 8 44
44 Johnston R. R. 3 44
44 Moss S. D. 3 44
44 Parksville S. D. " 4 44 .
44 Pickens R. R. 3 44 '
44 Plum Branch S. D. No. 15 5 44 j
44 Shaw school 4 44
44 Talbert school 2 44
V Pickens Trenton school 5 44
44 Pickens Trenton R. R. 3 44
44 Shaw Trenton school 5 44
44 Wise Trenton school 5 44
44 Wise Trenton R. R. 1 1-4 44
44 Ward's school 2 44
44 Modoc S. D. 2 44
44 White Town S. D. 4 44
44 Wise R. R. 11-4 44
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the agts of 18 and 55
years must pay $2 commutation tax or
work six days on the public roads. As
this is optional with the individual, 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. MI MS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
NATIVE SEED RYE FOR
I have a fine lot of Seed Rye to
offer, was grown on my farm at
Ellenton, S. C. Put up in bags of
one and two bushels, price $2.50
per bushel, F. O. B. Ellenton.
Send in your orders early.
H. M. Cassels,
Ellenton, S. C.
MgmsB&amtmmm?mm?iiM?ma?iMUMKLui?m\ im m.
The Farmers Bank of Edgefield, S. C.
S Capital and Surplus Profits - - - S120,000.00
! Total Assets Over ------- $400,000.00
State, County and Town Depository
Does a General Banking Business. Offers irs Services to You as a Safe
Guardian and Depository for Your Monay.
Invest in One of Our Certificates of Deposit
lt is a better investment for you than a mortgage of real estate.
You do not have to consult an attorney about titles. It does not shrink
in value like lands and houses. You do not have to insure against fire.
Finally you do not have to employ an attorney to foreclose to get your
money. You can get your interest and principal the day it falls due.
Safety is tK#? First Consideration in Placing Your Earnings
Twenty-seven Years Arp
the first Cortright Metal Shingles were put oa
They're still on-still in good condition, and
the only attention they've had is an occasional
coat of paint
In addition to the lasting qualities, they're
Fireproof, Stormproof and inexpensive.
? For Sale by
Stewart & Kernaghan
Edgefield, South Carolina.
NO ADVANCE IN PRICE
SLUSKY'S ROOFING MATERIAL
ON ACCOUNT OF WAR
Our materials have advanced considerably, but having purchased im
mense stock before rise of market; we are offering the SAME AT
TRACTIVE LOW PRICES as formerly. Get our prices on METAL
SHINGLES.'TIN PLATE, GALVANIZED CORRUGATED IRON and
RUBBER ROOFING, Etc. It will pay you to buy NOW as prices will
never be lower. *
1009 Broad Street
It is an "overthrow" to aman's
confidence when a bachelor's
stove is accidentally overthrown
and he remembers he has neg
lected to insure his effects. Do
not let it happen to you. Cover
the value of your belongings with
a Fire Insurance policy, for you
never know when a blaze will
occur. We can insure you in a
good and reliable Company for a
trifling annual premium.
Edgefield, South Carolina.
fitti&ifi-i* tf ty.
LEVY'S FALL CLOTHES
For Men, Women and Hoys a great dis
play-With a stock greater and better, we're in
a position to serve you BETTER THAN EVER
The finest Women's Ready-to-wear Department
in the South. Make your Augusta Headquarters
The J. Willie Levy Company.
Long term loans to Famers A Specialty.
Your farm land accepted as security WITHOUT ENDORSER
or other COLLATE RR AL. Unlimited funds immediately available in
denominations of Three Hundred and up. Established 1892.
JAS. FRANK & SON, Augusta, Ga.
Pat some money in the Bank of
Edgefield and you will defeat pov
erty. Everybody has a horror of
poverty. There is only one way to
insure against it, that is to culti
vate a habit of thrift which you
Cdn easily do by putting money in
this bank. Courteous and prompt
attention given to all business.
OF FIERS: J. C. Sheppard, Pres.; B. E. Nicholson? Vice
pres.; E. J. Miras, Cashier; J. H. Allen, assistant ashier
DIRECTORS: J C. Sheppard, Geo. W. Adams, Thos. H.
Rainsford, John Rainsford B. E. Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C.
C. Fuller, ,E. J. Mims,J. H. Allen
J. C. LEE, President F. E. Gibson, Sec. and Treas.
FARMERS, MERCHANTS, BUILDERS,
If you are going to build, remodel or repair,
we invite your inquiries.
COMPLETE HOUSE BILLS A SPECIALTY.
We manufacture and deal in doors, sash, blinds
stairs, interior trim, store fronts and fixtures,
pews, pulpits, etc., rough and dressed lumber,
lath, pine and cypress shingles, flooring, ceiling
and siding. "'
Distributing agents for Flintkote roofing
Estimates cheerfully and carefully >raane.
Woodard Lumber Co.
Corner Roberts and Dugas Streets.
I . Our Motto: p?
Plant Oats and Help Solve |
the Cotton Problem
We have BEST of all Varieties :
Fulghum Genuine Texas
Your order or inquiry will
have our best attention.
See Charlie May. AUGUSTA, GA. I
i^ggTT'T. rrCT; if ?.T?: ZSZHLYtlZTtSUV.*. .1 TO^I A'iAattra.-.r.'ii ! .figgCSSnETCSiJSIirSI^iEaaaateE
Medical College of the State of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Departments cf IV?cdicire ard Ff ai macy,
Owned and Controlled by the State,
gelb. Session Cjeis Cttcter 1st, 1514. Gcses Jtre 3rd, 19?5
Fine New Euilding reedy for occupancy Octcbrr 1st, 3914. Advan
tageously located opposite Roper Hospital, one of the largest Hospitals
in the South, where abundant clinical material is offered, con
tains 218 beds.
Practical work for Senior Students in Medicine and Pharmacy a
Large and well-equipped Laboratories in both Schools.
Department of Physiology and Embryology in afhliation with the
Nine full time teachers in Laboratory Branches
Six graduated appointments each year in medicine.
Eor catalog address: ?,
OSCAR W. SCHLEETER, Registrar, Charleston, S. C.