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Farmers Should not Camplain
of Nitrate Shortage.
Parts of a letter to County Agent,
Addison B. Carwile from Chas. J.
Brand, Bureau of Markets, "Washing
ton, D. C. says that farmers should
not complain of shortage in nitrate
of soda. The letter in pars is as fol
"Exceptional care is exercised to
aee that the bags are' correctly
?weighed. Nitrate of soda will shrink
considerably under adverse con
ditions, and this, undoubtedly, ac
counts for the shrinkage in cases you
"The application for soda signed
by each individual for the amount de
sired by him, under paragraph 8,
contains the following statement
" 'I will- accept th? weights made
at the loading point or port for ni
trate delivered to me in bags weighed
individually at the loading point or
port, or if an entire carlot of nitrate
is delivered to me. If only a part of a
carlot is delivered to me and the bags
have not been weighed individually at
the loading point or port, I will ac
cept the weights made by the person
distributing the .carlot or by some
other person designated by him to
weigh the nitrate.'
"You understand that the Depart-::
ment of Agriculture is selling this <
nitrate at cost to the farmers at the j :
net amount at which the nitrate costs j ?
the Department. The Department':
stands, therefore, to make no profits 1
.on any of the sales, although, at the J:
same time, it runs the risk of losing
any nitrate that may shrink or be i
destroyed while in storage. In view ;
of these facts, it will be necessary '.
for the various farmers to accept the
shrinkages without further question, ?
as specified in the contract signed by ?
them. Considering the fact that no i
profit is realized by the Department ?
of Agriculture and that the farmers 1
are securing their nitrate require- ?
ments at from S 7 to $10 per ton less
than they could secure it from any ?
other sources, I hardly believe that 1
their objections are fully merited. ?
It is suggested that you explain this : :
matter to such farmers who feel that !i
they have legitimate cause for com- j <
Report on Edge?eld County ??
Mr. J. R. Scurry, Superintendent.
Visited November 7, 1918, by As-j1
sistant Secretary Broyles and Fiscal j?
Agent Dixon, with Mr. H. C. Porter. M
Inmates present, ll, of whom 5 are,]
whites. No children. The average !
daily population in this almshouse j ?
for the past two and a half years has 1
been approximately 14.5. ji
The Edgefield almshouse is located j 1
about two miles from Edgefield, on a j
good farm of approximately 275 *
acres. The buildings are one story
two room'cottages, and on the day of
inspection all rooms were clean ex
cept one, and the condition of, this
special room was due largely to the
class of inmate in it, the man being
blind, and therefore, unable to keep
the premises clean. The nur.se who as-1,
sisted the matron and superintendent
last year is longer employed, due to j j
inability to find a woman who will
work at the almshouse, the superin
tendent said. The food f:>r the in- (
mates is all cooked in a common
kitchen, but it is eaten in the bed- ^
rooms. Two regular meals are served ,
daily, with milk for supper in addi- j (
tion. The spirit of the hornet ?ems I
to be good, and thc inmates appeared |
contented and weil cared for. Among
the inmates are four blind persons,
two with one leg missing, one invalid
unable to take care of herself, and
three feeble-minded people. The
records of the population are good,
the cause of death being the only de
sirable item that "does not appear on .
In order that conditions at this
almshouse may be made still better,
we recommend that the Supervisor
and Commissioners have the dormi
tories of the paupers screened com
pletely next summer, or in the early
spring; that they build at once three
fiy-proof pail type privies, one for
the Superintendent's family, one for
the whites, and one for the negroes;
that the matron be paid a salary for
assisting with the inmates, in addi
tion to the small sum she gets for
sewing; that a negro woman be em
ployed to assist with the sick and
blind inmates as soon as such a wo
man can be found; and that blankets
be provided for bed covering as far
as possible, and in providing for
weekly inspections of the institution
by the county physician.
We recommend that the Superin
tendent add to his records the cause
of death, where known; that all blan
kets in use be washed quarterly in
stead of semi-annually; and that the
stable manure be piled in a bin daily,
and hauled out and scattered weekly.
STATE BOARD OF CHARITIES
G. CROFT WILLIAMS,
Edgefield County Cotton Asso
The farmers of Edgefield County
met in the Court House February 22,
and on motion of J. L. Mims, the
present organization was made per
manent with P. N. Lott, Chairman
and J. G. Holland, Secretary.
W. A. Strom, delegate from Edge
field County, made a report of the
meeting held in New Orleans for the
purpose of organizing all the Cotton
States in a movement for holding the
present cotton on hand for a re
munerative price, and also a reduc
tion in cotton acreage of 33 1-3 per
cent for 1919.
Mr. Strom read a very thorough
report of this meeting, which was at
tended by representatives from all of
the cotton growing states, and which
shows how the farmers and business
men of the South have their hearts in
this movement and mean to fight it
to a successful end. Mr. Harris, Com
missioner of Agriculture, A. E. Pad
gett, J. L. Mims and J. W. Cox all
made very strong and imnressive
talks on the importance of holding
the present cotton on hand and re
ducing the acreage in cotton this
This is the only thing that will car
ry us through this very critical finan
cial condition which we are now fac
ing. We will have to stand together
and put our whole hearts in this move
ment if we expect to win this fight,
which means a financial emancipation
for the farmers of the South.
At the State meeting held in Co
lumbia, the following committee was
appointed for Edgefield County: A. E.
Padgett, chairman; T. H. Rainsford,
W. A. Strom, L. W. Cheatham, G. T.
Swearingen, W. W. Fuller, S. J. Wat
son, H. G. Eidson and J. W. Cox, and
this committee elected S. H. Nichol
son and J. G. Holland as members of
;he committee with J. G. Holland as
The above committee met Monday
ifternoon and on motion of W. W.
Fuller, the school L :stees in each
school district were appointed as a
sub-committee, together with other
nen to be appointed in each school
district on this sub-committee, ii
make a house to house canvass and
?very farmer in his school district to
sign the pledge to reduce his cotton
acreage 33 1-3 per cent this year.
There will be a meeting at the of
fice of W. W. Fuller Saturday, March
3th at eleven o'clock A. M. at which
time these committies will make a
report of the work accomplished.
J. L. Mims, L. W. Cheatham and
T. H. Rainsford were appointed as
;he Publicity Committee to keep this
important movement before the peo
Let us all pull together and win
J. G. Holland, Secretary.
NOTICE OF SALE.
We will offer for sale at Green
wood Court House at ll o'clock on
Sales day in March, 1919, same being
the third day of the month, the fol
lowing described Real Estate:
TRACT NO. 1
Contains eighty one (SI) acres
Greenwood County, and hounded by
r.iore or less located near Phoenix in
the lands of J. P. Stockman, J. I.
Chipley, and others. Known as the
Chipley place. Rented this year for
1,200 pounds of Lint Cotton. Tenant
TRACT NO. 2
Contains seventy five (75) acres
more or less. Located near Aiton
Brothers in Greenwood County.
Bounded by hinds of F. P. Rush, E.
W. Wats st., B. A. Hunter and
others. One horse farm in cultivation,
balance in Timber. Known as "The
Summer House" place..
TRACT NO. 3
Contains one hundred twenty-one
(121) acres more or less. Located in
Edgefield County. Bounded by Rocky
Creek, lands of Gilchrist and others,
and known as part of Mrs. Lanier
Estate. Two horse farm in cultiva
tion. Tenanf, William Peterson.
TRACT NO. 4
Contains two hundred three (203)
acres more or less, in McCormick
County and known : Dr. Lanier's
Home place. Boundec by Cuffytown
Creek, Public Road from Longmires
to Plum Branch and Longmires +0
McCormick. Two horse farm in culti
vation. Tenant, Juby Gaskin.
One half cash, balance at 8 per
cent for one year. Purchaser to pay
Parties desiring information con
cerning above described land may
see G. W. Rush, of Greenwood, S. C.
M. S. Chipley,
B. L. Chipley,
Executors of J. S. Chipley, Will.
Between Mrs. Abner Covar's and
Mr. Yancy Bryan's, a plush coat
trimmed with fur collar, cuffs and a
round thc bottom. Please return to
Johnston, S. C.
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
WHEREAS, J. Earle Ouzts -has
made application unto this Court for
Final Discharge as Administrator in
re the Estate of A. C. Ouzts deceased,
on this the 24 day of February, 1919.
THESE ARE THEREFORE, to
cite any and all kindred, creditors, or
parties interested, to show cause be
fore me at my office at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, on the
24 day of March 1919, 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.
February 24, 1919.
One 12 H. P. Gasoline Engine. One
20 inch Meadows Corn Mill, in good
condition. Will sell cheap or trade
for Liberty Bonds or War Savings
Stamps. Apply to
G. C. Jordan,
Callison, S. C.
Ten thousand feet of lumber at my
John R. DeLaughter,
North Augusta, S. C.
Two nudes, a middle-buster, a
Chattanooga turn plow, a disc har
row. Apply to
N. L. Brunson.
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the 15th dav of October,
1918, to the 15th day oi March, 1919.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October,
1918, and December 31st, 1918.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1918, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add
a penalty of one per cent, for Janu
ary, and if taxes are not paid on or
before February 1st, 1919, the Coun
ty Auditor will proceed to add two
per cent, and five per cent additional,
from the 1st of March to the 15th of
March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The tax levies for the year 1918
are as follows:
For Statepurposes 8^4
For Ordinary County 7
For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Antioch 4
For Baco iool District 7%
For Blc 2
For Pl jr-Limestone 4
For ..hers 4
For Flat Rock 4
For Oak Grove 3
For Red Hill 4
For Edgefield 8
For Elmwood No. 8 2
For Elmwood No. 9 2
For Elmwood No. 30 2
For Elmwood L. C. 3
For Hibler 3
For Johnston ll
For Meriwether (Gregg) 2
For Moss 3
For Ropers 2
For Shaw 4
For Sweetwater 4
For Trenton 8 %
For Wards 2
For Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
For Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
For Johnston R. R. 3
For Pickens R. R. 3
For Wise R. R. Hi
For Corporation ll
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 capi
tation tax of 50 cents each is to be
paid on all dogs.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
Have arrived the
that you have been looking
for. Write us or come to
Greenwood and see what they
will do. Will give you any
demonstration you want to
see. They will pull anyplace
a mule will.
JOHN I. CHIPLEY,
Greenwood, S. C
li i le the county is well supplied with home-grown corn isa ?
good time to install a grist mill. Besides the convenience of
grinding your own corn, it will pay a large dividend on the
investment. Furthermore, you can use the gasoline engine to
operate a wood saw and other machinery. We herewith give
the prices of mills and engines.
WILLIAMS GRIST MILLS.
FAIRBANKS OIL ENGINES.
12-inch @_$115.00 IVs H. P. @_ $ 75.00
16-inch @_ 130.00 3 H. P. @_ 120.00
20-inch @_ 145.00 6 H. P. @_ 200.00
24-inch @_ 180.00 10 H. P. @_ 525.00
I. H. C. MOGUL OIL ENGINES
8 H. P. @__ $500.00
10 H. P. @_ 600.00
12 H. P. @_ 700.00
We will Accept Liberty Bonds on the A'bove Engines and Mills.
te wart & Remachan
tual Insurance Asso
Property Insured $4,268,300.
WRITE OR CALL on the under
signed for any information you ma;
desire about our plan of insurance.
We insure your property againa!
* destruction by
FIRE, WINDSTORM or LIGHT
and do so cheaper than any Com
pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared tc
prove to you that ours is the safes',
and cheapest plan cf insurance
Our Association is now licensed
to write Insurance in the countiei
of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
mick, Edgefield, Laurens, Saluda,
Richland, Lexington, Calhoun and
The officers are: Gen. J. Frase?
Lyon, President, Columbia S. C.,
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agent, Secty. and
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
J. Fraser Lyon, Columbia, S. C.
W. C. Bates, Batesburg, S .C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE,
. GEN. AGT.
Greenwood, S. C.
February 1st, 1919.
For tjie recovery of Mr. Law
rence Schweers? 27 years old;
5 feet IO inches tall; weighing
120 pounds; wearing dark
blue coat and vest, dark gray
trousers, tan shoes and dark
blue hat; wandered away on
Wednesday, January 22nd,
suffering from a nervous dis
CHIEF OF POLICE
Whenever You Need a General Tonic
Take Gre ve's
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic properties of QUININE
and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
Builds up the Whole System. ?0 cents,
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THERE is no doubt about
money in the bank, it is
sure and positive. Maybe slow, but there
is the satisfaction that it is sure. Posi
tive in every way, both that it will grow,
and that it is safe.
BANK OF SD GE FIE LD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E.[Nicholson, vice-President
E. J. Mims, 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
Large Stock of
Jewelry to Select From
We invite our Edgefield friends to visit our store
when in Augusta. We have the largest stock of
Di AMC IN ns
of'all kinds that we have ever shown. It will be a pleasure to show
you through our stock. Every department is constantly replenished
with the newest designs.
We call especial attention to our repairing department, which has
every impiovement. Your watch or clock made as good as new.
Work ready for delivery in a short time.
A. J. Renkl
980 Broad St. Augusta, Ga.