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TOTAL VALUE OF *
i ALL FARM CROPS
Recording to Bureau of Crop
Estimates Fully One-Half
Is Found in Cereals.
HEMP CROP INSIGNIFICANT
Vegetables Appear to Be Gaining in
Relative Importance-Tobacco Has
Highest Value In History for
Crop of 1918.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Fully one-half the total value of all
farm crops in 1918 at the farm, accord
ing to the bureau of crop estimates,
ls found in the cereals, the crop total j
being .$14,222,000,000 and the cereal !
total $7,079,000,000. The group next j
below in value is that of the fiber i
crops, cotton and hemp, but the latter \
is insignificant. Including cotton seed, .
these two crops have a value of ,
$1,946,000,000, or 14 per cent of the ag
gregate of all crops.
The census items of hay and fora pe ;
crops make a total value of $1,8S4,000,- !
OOO for 1918, or 33 per cent of all j
crops, but these items do not ade- ,
quately cover the value of straw and
corn stover and do not inciude pastur- :
age. the value of which may now be j
roughly estimated at $1,000,000,000
more than one-half as much as that j
of the hay crop. If pasturage is in- j
eluded, the value of the hay and for
age of. 1918 must be nearly $3,000,000,- ?'
000-one-fifth of the crop total.
Vegetables, subject to high variabili
ty in production and price from year I
to year, nevertheless appear to be
gaining in relative importance. Their
value in 1909, the latest census year,
was 7.6 per cent of that of all crops,
and in 191S it was 9 per cent, or $1,246,
000,000. The same is true of fruits,
the value of which has become $03S,- j
000,000, or 4.5 per cent, in place of the j
3.1 per cent of 1909.
Tobacco has the highest value in his- i'
tory for the crop of 1918, and this
reaches the estimate of $374,000,000,
or 2.6 per cent of the crop total.
The high prices of lumber and other
forest products have raised the farm '
value of the year's products of "the ;
farmer's wood lot" to considerable pro
portions. A rough estimate for 1918 j1
computes a value of $366,000,000, or i
2.5 per cent of all crops.
Value of "Seed Crops."
The group called "seed crops" In the
census arrangement includes beans and
peanuts as well as various other seeds'.
For 1918 the value of this class of
produAs is $348,000,000, as estimated,
and this Is 2.4 per cent of the crop
In the value of the sugar crops, no
beet or cane sugar is Included, but
only the beets and the sugar cane.
Other items are sorghum cane sold
and sirup made and maple sugar and
sirup. The total is $137,000,000, of ]
which $94,000,000 represents sugar
beets and sugar cane, and this/Com
pares with the value at the factory of
the 1,007.050 short tons of beet and
cane sugar of 1918, which may be $177,- \
000,000, more or less.
HOME GARDENING IS FAVORED
Likely to Prove Profitable Investment J
of Effort This Year-Plan for ]
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
The home garden is likely to prove ,
a profitable investment of effort this j
year us lt has for the past several sea
Working in the Garden With a Labor
sons, in the opinion of the United
States department of agriculture. The
experience of the past few years has
proved that persons who have suffi
cient land and spare time and who
do their home gardening work Intelli
gently and efficiently find It profitable.
The relatively high prices of practical
ly all foodstuffs tend to Increuse the
saving effected, but the home garden
should ta planned with a view to meet
ing the family needs rather than of
producing crops for sale on the market.
Summer Legumes for Late
The legumes are among our most
valuable crops. There are.so many
uses for these crops that farmers
can not make a mistake in growing
them, if the land is adapted to their
growth. And one of the many advan
tages is that there are very few farms
in the Southwest where some of the
leguminous crops are not adapted to
the local conditions.
The summer lebumes may be plant
ed late in many localities and on
many farms. The season has been
late and those who have land yet un
planted might well afford to consider
the value of the summer legumes
such, for instance, as cowpeas, soy
beans, peanuts and velvet beans.
Those who have liberal acreage in
wheat and oats will find it highly de
sirable to turn the stubble and if the
season is at all favorable plant some
of these legumes. There will be a de
mand for feed and no crops are bet
ter than the legumes for late plant
ing and for scant rainfall which is to
be expected during late summer when
legumes are at their best. The soil of
the grain field will need humus and
nitrogen which the legumes might
furnish in addition to feed, conse
quently it will be worth an effort to
plant these stubble fields, even though
seed and labor may be expensive.
Farm and Ranch.
Do Your Best.
Everyone should do all he can to
provide for his family and in order
to do this he must keep his physical
system in the best condition possible.
No one can reasonably hope to do
much when he is half sick a good
share of the time. If you are consti
pated, bilious or troubled with indi
gestion get a package of Chamber
lain's Tablets and follow the printed
directions, and you will soon be feel
ing all right and able to do a day's
SECOND DIVISION EDGEFIELD
W. M. U.
The second division of the Edge
field W. M. U. will meet at Trenton,
Friday, June 6, Mrs. Henry Medlock,
presiding. The following churches
will be expected to send representa
tives to report from all grades of
their mission societies:
Antioch, Red Hill, Rehoboth,
Hardy's, Horn's Creek, Mt. Zion and
ll A. M.
Devotions-Mrs. A. B. Young.
Verbal reports from each Woman's
Mission Study-Mrs. Lovick Mims.
Personal Service-Mrs. W. 0.
Standard of Excellence-Mrs. J.
Music provided by Trenton society.
Impressions of Southern Baptist
Convention.-Mrs. D. B. Hollings
Memorials of Church Building
Loan Fund-Mrs. J. L. Mims.
Address-Rev. R. G. Lee, "The Im
portance of Woman's Work in the
Essentials of the Lord's Work."
Y. W. A. session in charge of Miss
Y. W. A. and G. A. reports.
Vocal solo-Miss Ellen Prescott.
Southern Baptist Convention from
i young woman's viewpoint-Miss
Sunbeam session in charge of Mrs.
II. N. Tillman.
Roll Call of bands, each society
esponding with report and a song or
New Plans of Work for Young
People's Societies from Southern
Demonstration by Trenton Sun
When you come to Edgefield to
laul guano, freight or on other busi
less put a sack of corn on your wag
in and bring to my mill. I have just
lad my mill rocks sharpened and I
nake better meal now than I have
;ver made. You can save time by
patronizing my mill. Your corn
rround while you wait, practically no
;ime lost. Give me a trial. Satisfac
A. L. KEMP,
Edgefield, S. C.
Aiken Gift Shop
AIKEN, S. C.
Do your Kodak work. Best mate
rial and workmanship. Mail your
Sr, lung's Hew Discwsn
KILLS THE COUGH. CUHES THE
MORE "FLUE" COMING.
Leading Physicians say we .
are to have a repetition of
"Flue conditions this Fall
and Winter. You can wait
till you are sick to call a
doctor or get a square in
the cemetery, but the only
time to get Life Insurance
is to do so before you are
sick or dead.
I have the Best Policy at
LOWER rates. Will take
Liberty Bonds and War
Savings Stamps in payment.
The PRUDENTIAL has
the strength of GIBRAL
TAR over 1-2 Billion Dol
lars Assets. It is the Com
pany that can stand the
great drain by "flue" losses.
Amount of policy is
doubled if death by acci
dent. Also splendid extra
Benefits if Disabled by Ac
cident or Disease. Write for
cost at your age.
E. J. NORRIS.
JOHN A. HOLLAND,
The Greenwood Piano Man.
The largest dealer in musical instru
ments in Western South Carolina. Sells
pianos, self-player pianos, organs and
sewing machines. Reference: Tho
Bank of Greenwood, the oldest and
ttrongest Bank iu Greenwood County
Why you should use
,Cardui, the woman's
tonic, for your troubles,
have been shown in
thousands of letters from
actual users of this medi
cine, who speak from
personal experience. If
the results obtained by
other women for so many
years have been so uni
formly good, why not
The Woman's Tenis
Mrs. Mary J. Irvin, of
Cullen, Va., writes:
"About ll years ago, 1
suffered untold misery
with female trouble, bear
ing-down pains, head
ache, numbness ... I
would go for three weeks
almost bent double ...*
My husband went to Dr.
- for Cardui . . .
After taking about two
bottles I began going
around and when I took
three bottles I could do
all my work."
FOR SALE: Plants have been in
spected. Ready to ship. Porto Rico,
Jerusalem, Triumph, and Pumpkin
Yams at $2.00 per thousand.
E. A. Williams,
I take this'meana of letting the
people know that I have "re-opened
my pressing club, and will appre
ciate their patronage. I am better
prepared than ever to clean and
press all kinds 'of garments, both
for ladies and gentlemen, All work
guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make prompt delivery.
Sheppard Building Down Stairs
For Sale-33 squares of corrugat
ed galvanized roofing, 6 and 10 feet
lengths, $6.50 per square f. o. b.
Edgefield. A bargain while it lasts.
Call upon the Yonce Motor Compa
ny of Stewart & Kernaghan.
7"B HAVE ACCEPTED
for the Internationa
Edgefield and Saluda cou
is nothing better on the r
the men who are using th(
Let us overhaul your car for you-i
as good as new.
If you have a second-hand car for i
and let us sell it for you.
We now!have in our new refrigerator and keep fresh meats
of all kinds every day in the week.
All steak for 30c. a pound
All roast for 25c. a pound
We have also added a line of FANCY GROCERIES.
We make specialty of White House Tea and Coffee and
Swift's Premium Hams and Bacon.
Phone us your orders.
G. V. CROUCH
We take this means of letting people
know that we have opened a garage op
posite the stable of Mr. Bettis Cantelou
and are prepared to do all kinds of re
pairs on automobiles, trucks, gasoline
engines and other machinery. We give
personal attentional to all work entrust
ed to us, and can therefore guarantee
every job that leaves our garage.
Call us up on phone 63 when you need
our services. Prompt attention given to
all work given us. A trial is all we ask.
Lyon Brothers' Garage
bl Trucks for
can make it almost
sale, list it with us
tuai Insurance Asso
Property Insured $4,268,300.
WRITE OR CALL on the under?
signed for any information you may
desire about our plan of insurance.
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 licensed
to write Insurance in the counties
of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
mick, Edgefield, Laurens, Saluda,
Richland, Lexington, Calhoun and
The officers are: Gen. J. -Frases
Lyon, President, Columbia S. C.,
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agent, Secty. and
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
..i. 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,
Greenwood, S. C. j
February 1st, 1919.
FOR SALE: One Sterling Thrash
er mounted on trucks for $300.00.
Guaranteed to be in first class condi
tion. Suitable for six-horse power en
STEWART & KERNAGHAN.
FOR SALE: Nineteen thorough
bred O. I. C. pigs, now rjady for de
livery. Apply to
J. E. MIMS.
BucStieirs ?rnica Salv
fte Best Salve lo The World.