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Sale of Horse
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
guarantee to be as represented when sold.
Horses and mules are going to do this spring
what cotton did last-fall. Get what you
SK want now anji save money. Jn account of the
great number ? handle I can afford to sell
cheaper than a small dealer.
It will be a treat for you to hear Tennessee's
famous silver-tongued auctioneer, Vic McLean.
This sale will begin at 10:30 A. M.
FARM WORK AND MAChiiMtKT
Eloquent Salesmen Often Fall Into Ex
aggerations and Make Farm
ing Appear as Joke.
Much mischief h** 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 into 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
is not going to be anything 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 67,603,000 bushels
Is, 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
ing 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
Will Surely Sioo That Couah.
CHURN WORKED WITH HAIMU^U
Device Invented by Canadian Is Great i
Improvement Over Old-Fash
It used to be, and not so lon,?; ago,
that If the farmer's wife wanted to
make butter or churn anything she j
put the stuff in a bucket-shaped vo3-.
sel and stirred it rapidly with a pad- j
die. Among the newer kinds of I
churns one of the best is that designed
by a Canadian. First there is a light
but strong framework mounted on ?
rollers. Midway up this frame a bar
rel is swung on a shaft which Is
operated hy a driving gear. The driv
ing gear is worked by turning a han
dle. A hook at the bottom of the bar
rel holds it stationary while the top is
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 than
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 cnn
make sheep pay who depends on wool
only for his profit.
Eil' Fan.. n?cme
- , --- --iu uvifi/O rCCLL lil \ ILD .
Cramped muscles or soreness fol
io \v ? D fr 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 up your muscles after exer
cise, drive out the pains and aches
of rhnmatism, neuralgia, lumbago,
.drains, sprains and bruises with
Sloan's Liniment, (?et a bottle to
day. At all Druggists, 25c. 3
During the session of the Legis
lature rav clients may see me at my
otlice 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. 9, 1917.
83 TS-! Ss ONLY
Turn OH the Lights!
Electric Liiilitinz System
will Rive you
Better Service1-Lust Longer
Tlinn liny ol her Kind of lighting plant
on tilt- nut:-' 1. lt in cheaper than
neely Imo- -c li ?mer, su fer, less expen
sive tu 01 >rute, und will last a life
WE HAVK A VALUABLE BOOK
thiit tells you all. about Electric
I.i-lits for tile rnrm.
Write for n copy or call and nee us.
R. H. Middleton
Ulark's Hill, S. C., Dealer in Light
ing Fiants and Water Works.
tuai Insurance Associ
Property Insured $2,500,000.
WRITE OR CALL on the un
designed for any information you
may desire about our plan of insur
We insure your property against
FIRE, WINDSTORM or LIGHT
and do BO 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 licensed
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. R. Blake, Gen. Agt., Secy. &
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
Jno. H. Cl??lds, Bradley, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
S. P. Morrah, 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 5U per cent to
all property that is not returned on
or before the 20th day of February
in any year.
All male citizens between the
ages of 21 and 00 years except those
exempt by law are deemed taxable
polls. The 50 per cent penalty will
he 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 thc dates mentioned to receive
Pleasant Lane, Wednesday, Jan.
Meeting Street, Thursday, Jan 25.
Johnston, Friday, Jan. 2G.
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 26th day of February
1917 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.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
rho Quinine That Does Not Affect The Head
Because o? its tonic and laxative effect, LAXA
riVE BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary
Quinine and does not cause nervousness nor
rinsing in head. Remember the full name and
look for the sicnature o? 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 15 th day of March, 1917.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th dav of October, 1916,
and December 31st, 1916.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December31st, 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 6fc
" Constitutional School Tax 3
" Antioch 4
" Bacon School District 7J
" Blocker 2
" 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. llj
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 5n cents each is to be pa?d
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.
FOR SALE: I have for sale fifty
?5?) bushels of pure, sound Brab
ham Peas at $2.50 per bushel. Ap
ply to H. W. McKie, Colliers, S.
C., R. F. I)., l.
Jan. 9, 1917.