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WEST BETS BIO SUM
Awarded Large Sums for Roads
in National Forests.
Allotment of Million Dollars to Be
Spent by Uncle Sam This Year
Gives California $140,763.
California will got the largest share
of the $J0,000,000 appropriated by
Uncle Sam through the federal aid
road act for the construction and
maintenance of roads and trails with
in or partly within national forests.
The tentative allotment among the na
tional forest states of the million dol
lars to be expended this fiscal year
gives California $140,7G3.
The tentative allotments to the prin
cipal nation-? forest states are as fol
lows: Alaska, $46,2S0; Arizona, $59,
795; Arkansas, $11,294; California,
S140.7G3; Colorado, $62,335; Idaho,
$10S,010; Montana, $G9,901; Nevada,
$19,195 ; New Mexico, $42,G22 ; Oregon,
$127,794; South Dakota, $S.115; Utah,
$40,9$2; Washington, $91,739; Wyo
ming. $40.5GG. In addition, a total of
$9,552 has been tentatively assigned to
Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebras
ka, North Dakota and Oklahoma, while
the eastern states, Maine, New Hamp
shire, Virginia, West Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
and Georgia-in wliich the government
, is purchasing lands for national for
ests, have been allotted $21,057.
"In general," said Secretary of Agri
culture Houston, "the states ?nd coun-1
ties will be required to furnish co-op-1
eratic a In aa amount at least equal to
50 per cent of the estimated cost of the
surveys and construction. However,
upon a satisfactory showing by the j
applicant state or county that such
proportion of co-operation is in?quita
ble, it may be altered and the ratio of
co-operation fixed upon a basis equita
ble to both the state or county und the
The method followed in apportioning
the money was explained by Secretary
Houston as follows: Ten per cent of
the amount available each year will
be withheld as a contingent fund. One
half of the remainder will be allotted
to the states in amoants which will be
bused on the area of national forest
lands in each state. The other half
will be apportioned on r- basis of esti
mated value of timber and forage re- I
sources which tho forests coutain. j
Amounts apportioned but unexpended
within three ye:'rs, and any balance of ',
the contingent fuud which remains un
apportioned at the end of each year, |
will be reapportioned on the same ,
basis as the origiual allotments.
LAUREL MAY DISPLACE BRIAR
Roots Found in American Mountains
to Be Used in Making Pipes in
Place of French Wood.
"Hie briar pipe ?o familiar to the
smoker may give way to the laurel
pipe, as a result of the scarcity and i
high price of French briar, from which
most pipes have been made. A sale
of a large quantity of mountain laurel
roots from one of the national for
ests in the southern Appalachians has
been reported by officials in charge,
who say that the roots will be used
to make pipes.
The mountain laurel root Is similar
in appearance to the French briar,
which is the root of the white heath
or "Bruy?re." These roots are gath
ered in large quantities, and after be
ing cleaned and sawed into blanks
they are placed in hot water and sim
mered for twelve hours or more. This
process gives them the rich sjiue for
which the best pipes are noted. It is
said that in 1915 the value of the
blanks shipped to this country was al
most $300.000, and in addition a large
number of finished pipes were im
A number of pipe manufacturers
in this country have been on the look
out for substitutes, aud the Forest
Products laboratory has conducted ex
periments to determine the availabil
ity of other woods. It is reported
that the mountain laurel root burns
out more readily than briar, but for
est service experts are trying to find
a method of hardening the wood, and
have succeeded to an appreciable ex
tent. They have also found that a
number of the various kinds of chapar- '
ral which are abundant in the west j
give promise of yielding material
which will be the equal of French
briar in every way.
TO AID U. S. MANUFACTURERS
Uncle Sam Will Send Special Agent to
Other Side of World to Investi
gate Field for Trade.
To extend the use of American rail
way equipment and supplies in the far
East, Australia and South Africa,
Uncle Sam will send a special agent to
that part of the world to Investigate
the field for American products of that
character. The investigation will be
made by Frank Rhea of the division
of valuations of the interstate com
Mr. Rhea will make a careful study
on the ground of the conditions as
they affect railway construction, equip
ment, traffic, the probable extension or
reconstruction of railways, tramways,
etc. While all specific opportunities
for securing orders will be promptly
reported, the real purpose of the Inves
tigation is to gather together the fun
damental facts and conditions that
will enable the American manufacturer
to consider intelligently the different
fields and to determine whether it is to
his. advantage to eoter any of them.
STOP THE FIRST COLD
A cold does not tret well of it
self. The process of wearing out a
cold wears you out, and your cough
becomes serious if neglected. Hack
ing coughs drain the energy and
sap the vitality. For 47 years the
happy combination of soothing an
tiseptic balsams in Dr. Kins's New
Discovery bas healed coughs and
relieved congestion. Young and
old can testify to the effectiveness
of Dr. King's New Discovery for
coughs and colds. Buy a bottle to
day at your Druggist, 50c. 1
Petit Jury, Second Week.
L S Reese, Meriwether.
Albert Temples, Ward.
L C Warren, Pickens.
J W Roper, Meriwether.
J I) Yonce, Ward.
T J Bigcrs, Meriwether.
W A Mobley. Johnston.
J T Griffis, Moss.
J D Kemp, Pickens.
V E Edwards, Johnston.
.J B Rhoden, Ward.
J H Reel, Pickens.
J S Hughes, Blocker.
T H Whitlock, Trenton.
J L Reams, Blocker.
D T Mathis, Colliers.
J W Cheatham, Pickens.
E J Parkman, Blocker.
J C Allen, Elmwood.
George W Holmes, Johnston.
J E Johnson, Collins.
Bil V Smyer, Johnston.
M M Padgett, Trenton.
T P Lyon, Colliers.
J R DeLaughter, Colliers.
L (4 Quarles, Pickens.
B R Smith, Pickens.
George Salter, Ward.
ll W Smith, Colliers.
VV J Lanham, Ropers.
N C Long, Moss.
VV Horace Dorn, Pickens.
VV C Corley, Moss.
George B Reynolds, Johnston.
N T Manly, Blocker.
P B West^ Talbert.
Treasurer's Notice. ?
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15tli day of October, 1?1G, to
the 15th day of March, 1917.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October, 1916.
and December 31st, 1916.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December 31st, 1916, the County
Auditor shall proceed to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January, and if
taxes are not paid on or before Feb
ruary 1st, 1917, 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 all
unpaid tAxes will be Collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1916 are
For State purposes 6J
" Ordinary County 6?
" Constitutional School Tax 3
" Antioch 4
" Bacon School District 7J
*' Blocker 2
" Bloeker-Limestone 4
" Collier's 4
" Flat Rock 4
" Oak Grove 3
" Red Hill 4
" -Edgefield 5
" School Building 2
" Elmwood No. S 2
" Elmwood No. 9 2
" Elmwood No. 30 2
Elmwood L. C. 3
" Hibler 3
" Johnston 8
" Meriwether (Gregg) 2
" Moss 3
" For Shaw 4
" Talbert 2
" Trenton 5
" Wards 2
" Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
" Elmwood R. R. (portion) lo
" Johnston R. R. 3
" Pickens R. R. 3 '
" Wise R. R. li
" Corporation and R. R. 11J
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and GO years, except
those exempt by law, are liable to a
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capita
tion tax of 5u cents each is to be paid
on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of IS and 55
years must pay $2.00 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. MIMS,
Co Treas. E. C.
See me before insuring else
where. I represent the Epuita
ble Fire Insurance Company of
Charleston and the Southern
Stock Fire Insurance Company
of Greensboro, N. C. I also rep
resent the Life Insurance Com
pany of Virginia.
J. T. Harting
At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
Only One "BROMO QUININE"
To tret the genuine, call for full name, LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE. Look forsijmature of
E. W. GROVE. Cures a Cold in Oue Day. Stops
couj?h and headache, and works off cold. 25c.
ii."'- L ?CST fi id - rrn': nT:ST F?K
Edgefield County Fair
.WILL BE HELD
November 1, 2, 3
Begin now to plan your exhib
its for every Department
The grounds and buildings are already
Valuable Prizes io be Awarded
ARR?NGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
August a, Ga.
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
See our representative, C. E.[May.
THE FARMERS BANK OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Capital and Surplus Profits.$120,000.00
Total Assets Over.$400,000.00
STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN DEPOSITORY
Does a General Banking Business. Offers its Services tojYou as a Safe
Guardian and Depository for^Your Money.
Invest in One of Our Certificates of Deposits Bearing Interest.
It 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 toTinsure 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 the First Consideration in Placing Your Earnings.
Licensed agent for regular li
censed companies by the State
of South Carolina can insure
country homes, barns, etc., coun
try churches and schools, well- |
rated country merchants, cotton
on farms, gin-houses, seed.
Write me before the fire. I
E. J. NORRIS !
Long-Term Loans to Farmers a Specialty.
Your farm land accepted as security WITHOUT ENDORSER or
other COLLATERAL. Unlimited funds immediately available in de
nominations of Three Hundred and up. Established 1892.
JAMES FRANK & SON, Augusta, Ga.
account and not one home in a hundred who has a
bank account is unhappy. It seems almost foolish to
put it off any longer, when it is such a simple, easy
matter to start a bank account.
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard. President; B. E. Nicholson, vice-President
E. J. Hims, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E.
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims. J. H. Allen.
Bring Your Autos to US
-T--:7-?~7-- ^fl.ywigjMga |-? I mimi I
When your cars are in need of repairs bring them to
our shop, where they will receive the atten
tion of expert machinist at
All work done with dispatch and only the best
of material is used.
Edgefield Auto Repair Shop
J. T. HIMS, Jr., Proprietor
I have had ni}' entire ginnery thoroughly overhauled
and am ready to serve the people, giving entire satis
tion in quantity and quality of lint.
I pay the highest market price for seed, and give my
personal attention to my ginnery and seed business.
R. T. HILL
We have the agency for Ford auto
mobiles for the western part of Edge
field county. There is no better car on
the market for the money. The Ford
owners who have thoroughly tested
these cars will tell you that. If you
want a car, drop us a card and we will
call on you and demonstrate the Ford
W. F. RUSH & CO.
PLUM BRANCH. S. C.
DR J.?. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE
Residence 'Phone 3 7-R. Office 3.
To Preveut Blood Poisoning
apply at once the wonderful old reliarle DI
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL. a sm
l?ical dressing that relieves pain and heals a.
IV <~X?\". time. Not a liniment. 25c. 50c. J1.0C
?Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
jgle Mills. Engines. Boilers,
Supplies and Repairs, Porta
ble, Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files. Belts
and Pipes, WOOD SAWS
GINS and PRESS REPAIRS
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine. It stops th?
Cough and Headache and works ott thc Cold.
Drup?ists refund money if it fails to cure.
E. .Vv. ?KOV?'i future on tacL bos. Lie.