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Sale of Horses ein
Monday, February 5th, 1917
I will offer for sale a car load of horses, mules and brood
mares in the town of
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
This stock will be on exhibition at Jones Stable, Edgefield, S. C., Saturday, February 3
Every animal will be, sold with an absolute
g| guarantee to be as represented when sold.
Horses and mules are going to do this spring
what cotton did last-fall. Get what you
want now and save money. On account of the
great number I handle I can afford to sell
cheaper than a small dealer.
It will be a treat for you to hear Tennessee's
tamous silver-tongued auctioneer, Vic McLean.
This sale will begin at 10:30 A. M. s
FARM WORK AND MACH IN tK Y
Eloquent Salesmen Often Fall Into Ex
aggerations and Make Farm
ing Appear as Joke.
Much mischief has resulted to farm
ing as an occupation from the exploita
tion of the idea that machinery will do
the whole job and that future agricul
ture will be a matter of pressing but
tons and setting wheels in motion. The
eloquent men who make and sell ma
chines often fall imo exaggerations
that are hurtful and that finally get in
to cartoons which depict farming as a
mere joy ride. It is silly and futile, of
course, and lt should mislead no one.
The trouble is that too much of it is
believed and the thing soaks into the
Good farming is work, hard work. It
ls not going to be anythinK else. Hu
man genius will continue to help in
minor improvements, but the big,
eternal plan goes on. The soil is full
of miracles, but there is no miracle
that will enable man to use the soil
profitably without labor.
' When the ablest scholars of the
world set about to revise ' the Bible
they reverently left untouched and un
changed the nineteenth verse of the
third chapter of Genesis: "In the
sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread."
YIELDS OF SWEET POTATOES
Loss of About Eleven Bushels -Per
Acre in 1916 on Considerably
Sweet potatoes, on a considerably
Increased acreage this year, show a
yield of 91.9 bushels, which is about
ll bushels ?below last year and about
one bushel below the average. How
ever, because of increased acreage, the
total production of 67,GG3,000 bushels
ls, with the exception of last year's
crop of 74,295,000 bushels, the largest
ever produced in this country, and
much above the average of 51,117,000
The crop In New Jersey Is 2,300,000
bushels, compared with 3,505,000 bush
els produced in 1915. In Virginia the
outturn is 5,070,000 bushels compared
with 3,740,000 last year.
The crop is strikingly better also In
North Carolina, and does not vary
greatly from last year In the remain
lng states. In quality, sweet potatoes
are reported at 87.7, much below the
fine quality of 92.2 reported last year
and slightly below the average of 88.5.
-United States Department of Agri
Wilt Surety Sfoo That Couaiu
CHURN WORKED WITH HAIMUUU
Device Invented by Canadian Is Great
Improvement Over Old-Fash
It used to bo. and not so lornr apo.
thnt if the farmer's wife wanted to j
make butter or churn anything shel
put the stuff in a bucket-shaped ves-,
sel and stirred It rapidly with a pad-j
die. Among the newer kinds of !
churns one of tho host is that dosignod
by a Canadian. First there is a light
but strong framework mounted on j
rollers. Midway up this frame a bar
rel is swung on a shaft which is
operated by a driving gear. The driv
ing gear ls worked by turning a han
dle. A hook at the bottom of the bar
rel holds it stationary while the top ls
being opened and it is being filled.
Then the top is fastened on tight, the
hook released, and the handle turned.
By means of the gearing the barrel is
spun around rapidly, and In a few min
utes the churning is done better thnn
it could have been done in the old
days after long and weary work.
MUTTON AND WOOL ANIMALS
Good Sheep Require Good Pastures
and Pay Well-Waste Land and
Mutton breeds of sheep do not de
pend on waste lands and hillsides to
Good sheep require good pastures,
and pay well. Wool is simply a prod
uct of the sheep, and no farmer can
make sheep pay who depends on wool
only for his profit.
Thc JJ'vii Tonic,
(\ Mild - T axai ;vc
?3 JTamiiv "wn.-;r?>
Cramped muscles or soreness fol
io w ? u tc a cold or case of grippe are
eased and relieved by an application
of Sloan's Liniment. Do?s not stain
the skin or clog the pores like mus
sy ointments or plasters and pene
trates quickly without rubbing.
Limber ap your muscles after exer
cise, drive out the pains and aches
of rhnmatism, neuralgia, lumbago,
strains, sprains and bruises with
.Sloan's Liniment. Get a bottle to
day. At all Druggists, 25c. 3
During the session of the Legis
lature mv clients may see me at my
ollice on Monday and Saturday of
each week. In the meantime they
can either write me at Edgefield or
Columbia, and all matters will have
B. E. NICHOLSON.
Feb. 0, 1917.
83 TKS ONLY
Tum DPI ifrs Lights!
Electric Lighting System
will give you
Bolter Service-Last Longer
Tlinn iiny ol her Kin?! nf lighting plant
on tlit- DUI ri i. It In c?ciipcr than
acetylene--eltHncr, hitler, letti expen
sive to ol Title, und will Just a life
4? WE HAVE A VALUARLE BOOK
thut telK .von r?H about Electric
J.iuhtM for tho Terni.
Write for it ropy or cull and ?ee us.
R. H. Middleton
Clark's Hill, S. C., Dealer in Light
ing Plants and Water Works.
! tuai Insurance Associ
Organized J 892.
Property Insured $2,500,000.
WRITE OR CALL on the un
dersigned for any information j'ou
may desire about our plan of insur
, We insure your property against
FIRE, WINDSTORM or LIGHT
and do so cheaper than any Com
pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared to
prove to you that ours is the safest
and cheapest plan of insurance
Our Association is now licen?ed
to write Insurance in the counties
of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
mick, Laurens and Edgefield.
The officers are: Gen. J. Frasei
Lyon, President, Columbia, S. C.
J. Ii. Blake, Gen. Agt., Secy. &
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
Jno. H. Clfilds, Bradley, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
S. P. Moriah, Willington, S. C.
L.N. Chamberlain,McCormick, S.C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
F.L.Timmerman, Pln't. Lane, S. C.
J. C. Martin, Princeton, S. C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE, Gen. Agt.
Greenwood, S. C.
Jan. 1st, 1917.
Licensed Agent for Four Fire
Companies. Can Insure Anything
Insnrable Town or Country.
J. T. Harling
At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
All persons owning property of
any kind whatsoever, or in any ca
pacity, as husband, guardian, exe
cutor, administrator or trustees are
required to make returns of the
same to the Auditor under oath
within the time mentioned below
and the Auditor is required by law
to add a penalty of 50 per cent to
all property that is not returned on
or before the 2?th day of February
in any year.
All male citizens between the
ages of 21 and (30 years except those
exempt by law are deemed taxable
polls. The 50 per cent penalty will
be added for failure to make re
For the convenience of tax pay
ers, I or my representative will be
at the following appointed places
on the dates mentioned to receive
Pleasant Lane, Wednesday, Jan.
Meeting Street, Thursday, Jan 25.
Johnston, Friday, Jan. 26.
Herring's Store, Saturday, ean 27.
Trenton, Monday, Jan. 29.
This office will be open to receive
returns from the first day of Janu
ary till the 20th day of February
ID 17 as prescribed by law.
J. R. TIM M ERM AN,
Auditor E. C. S, C.
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and g.asses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EOGEFIELD, S. C.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
The Quinine That Does Not Affect The Head
Because of its tonic and laxative effect. LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary
Quinine and does not cause nervousness nor I
ritiL'i"K iu head. Remember the full natue and
look for the sicnature of E. W. GROVE. 25c.
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1916, to
the 15th day of March, 1917.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th dav of October, 1916,
and December 31st, 1916.
That when taxps 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?
:' Constit'. lal School Tax 3
" Antioch 4
" Bacon School District 7?
" Blocker 2
14 Blocker-Limestone 4
" Collier's ' 4
" Flat Rock 4
" Oak Grove 3
" Red Hill 4
" Edgefield 5
" School Building 2
" Elmwood No. 8 2
" Elmwood No. 9 2
" Elmwood No. 30 2
Elmwood L. C. 3
" Hibler 3.
" Johnston ? 8
" Meriwether (Gregg) 2
" Moss 3
" Shaw 4
" Talbert 2
" Trenton . 5
" Wards 2
" Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
" Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
" Johnston R. R. 3
" Pickens R. R. 3
" Wise R. R. li
" Corporatons and R. R. 11J
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and 60 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 18 and 55
years must pay $2.00 commutation tax
or work six days on the public road?.
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.
FOR SALE: I have for sale fifty
?50) bushels of pure, sound Brab
ham Peas at 1(3.50 per bushel. Ap
ply to H. W. McKie, Colliers, S.
C., R. F. D., 1.
Jan. 9. 1917.