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An Alligator House.
Let me tell you of a beautiful
"house under water. Some three hun
dred yards down the Silver River
at the right hand edge of the streahn,
is the handsomest residence in
America. I'm talking about* an alli
A little cove of water, dark green
under the overhanging leaves, placid,
pellucid curves round at the river's
edge into flags and lillies with a curve
just heart-breaking for the pure
beauty of the texture of it. This
.house of this saurian is divided into
apartments, little subsidiary bays,
which arescalloped out by lily pads,
according to the sinuous of their j
growth. This saurian, when he de-1
?ides to sleep, has but to lie down
anywhere. He will find marvelous
mosses for his mattress beneath him,
. his sheets will be white lily petals,
and the green discs of the lily pads
will rise aboye him as he sinks, and
embroider .themselves together for
his coverlet. He never quarrels with
his cook; he is not the slave of a
kitchen, -and his one hand-maid, the
stream, forever sweeps his chamber I
clean. His conservatories there, under |
the glass of that water, are ever and
without labor filled with enchant
ments of strange underwater growth;
his parks and his pleasure grounds
ar? larger than any king's. Upon this '
alligator's house the winds have no <
power; the rains are only a new de- <
light to him, and the snows he will I
never see. Regarding fire, as he does 1
not employ its slavery, so he does '
not fear its tryanny. While he sleeps 1
he is being bathed; what a glory to 1
awake sweet and clean, sweetened 1
and cleaned in the very act of sleep. 3
Lastly, this saurian has jnnumer- 1
able mansions and can change his
dwelling as no human householder
can. It is a mere flop Of the tail, and
lo, he is established in another pal
ace as good as the last, ready fur
nished to his liking.
Along the immediate edges of the
stream every tree trunk, sapling or
other projecting coign of vantage, is
wrapped about with a close growing
vine. Now the vine hangs in loops, in
pavilions, in columns, in arches, in
caves, in women's tresses, in harps,
in mountain ranges, as though deft
fingers had looped them there. This
is the home of the alligator, said to
be eighty years old. unlike any other
alligator, his color is a dark gray.
The strange part about this alli
gator is, so I was told, that no other
saurian has ever been seen in his
house or is park, or his pleasure
grounds. It is said that a man's home
is where he places his shingle, bakes
his bread and pulls off his shoes. I
suppose that is the way of the al
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
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Lumber Value of Pine Trees
Not Hurt by Turpentining.
The operation of turpentining pine
trees does not lower the strength of
the wood, according to information
obtained by the Forest Products Lab
oratory of the Forest Service, United e
States Department of Agriculture, e
The crude turpentine or oleoresin; is n
not drained from a reservoir in the h
tree, but is produced by the living a
colls in the sap Wood at or near the v
spot where the cut is made on the r
.trunk. No turpentine is produced by -
the heartwood becaus? all of its cells n
are dead. The heartwood may be sat- a
Pirated in places with pitch, but this n
-does not readily flow out as does the s
:resin freshly formed in the sapwood. i;
'The major part of the tree is not af
fected in any way, and the loss due
:to death of tree or to a reduction or
^degrading of lumber is very small
-when the proper method of turp?n
tining is followed; this loss is more
than offset by the additional revenue
. obtained through turpentining. The
greater part of the wood that is chip
ped away would not have become fin
ished lumber, but would have gone
into slabs and edgings at the saw-1 <
mill With proper treatment the tur
pentined faces remain healthy, and
the wood underneath does not become
saturated with resin to any great ex
All creditors of the estate of W.
B. Cogburn, late of said County and
State, deceased, will render an ac
count of-their demands, duly at
tested; and all debtors will pay
amounts due by them, to the under
signed Executrix of-said estate at her j
residence at Edgefield, S. C.
V LIZZIE COGBURN,
Ridgefield, S. C. Executrix.
T July 7th, 1921.
FOR SALE: Farm 14 miles west
of Edgefield, 65 acres open land, 50
acres in pasture and abundance of
timber to keep up place. Six-room _
residence, good outbuildings and ten- j
ant ouses. Apply to .
J. C. HARRIS,
Modoc, S. C., R. F. D. 1.
A Day That is Coming.
In everything th#re is an account
ing or a day of reckoning. It is so
in business, and it is so with every
body. For the past year we have been
going back from the war-time pe
riod to a period of 'normalcy." In
that time everybody who did business
was caught one way or another. Many
people lost money. Everybody was in
debt, and few were able to meet their
During this period the creditors
have been more than lenient with the
debtors. Notes have been carried past
maturity on which no interest has
been paid; accounts have been car
ried forward with never so much
a demand for payment; bank note:
for advances and the fertilizer notes
remain unpaid; everybody has over
drawn at the banks, and people
general have been allowed to do pr?t
ty much as they pleased. While the
people generally have been doing
this, those who were forced to carry
them have been going through the
most trying times of their existence
planning ways and means of carrying
the load for themselves and for
'But this cannot continue. The man
ivho owes a note must pay it. Inter
sst must be paid. The man who trad
?d on open account last year and who
lid not pay his account had as well
make up his mind that there is
imit beyond which the merchants
:annot go. The man who owes the
janks and fertilizer companies needs
:o learn that there is a limit there
;oo. The fact is that the banks, the
nerchants, and the fertilizer .com
janies have been able to hold off
;his long only because those to whom
;hey were indebted were inclined to
mid off. That time has passed, how
ler, and when the bank's creditors
md the merchant's creditors, and
he fertilizer companies' creditors be
jin to demand payment, you may
ixpect the merchant and the bank
ind the fertilizer company to demand
>eyment of you. They are as sure
o do it as the sun is to rise tomor
row. It is not a matter of choice with
hem, it is a matter of necessity. You
nust not expect these people to be
villing to s\t down and allow them
elves to be used and to lose their
:redit because you owe them and do
tot pay, when by your paying they
vould be enabled to meet their de
nands. They are not going to do it
hey should not be expected to carry
he accounts of their customers any
anger. The day of accounting, or
he day of reckoning is here.
This being the case every man
hould take stock of his goods and
f his prospects and learn of his abil
ly to pay. He should prepare to mar
:et his crops, or collect his accounts,
nd get ready for the day that is coni
ng. The present fall will see the ful
illment of the warning we are giving
he people and those who are wise
.rill heed the warning.
We think that the people have liv
d the present season well within
conomic bounds. They will no doubt
rake money this year. They still
avetheir losses of a year ago. These
re losses now and the people had as
irell look on them as losses and so
egarding them, they should prepare
o meet the inevitable. These losses,
nostly in the shape of debts, must be
rranged. It were well if those who
lust meet such debts arranged to do
o at as early a date as possible. It
s time to begin now. Every man can
ell pretty well what he owes and
vhat he will be able to pay the pres
et fall. Having determined that, it is
he part of wisdom to arrange in
ome way for carrying the balance,
f there is a balance. It will not long
T carry itself. Remember that.
Abbeville Press & Banner.
Atlanta, Ga., July 30.-Shipments
>f peaches and watermelons from
Georgia for the 1921 season have sur
)assed all previous records. Accord
ng to figures compiled by the South
am Railway System from official
!ources,10,264 cars of peaches had
>een shipped from Georgia up to July
22, and the crop is expected to run
ibove 10,500 cars. In 1920, Georgia
shipped 5,663 cars of peaches. With
i great part of watermelons still to
be shipped, Georgia has already pass
ed the 1920 total. Up to July 16,
Georgia had shipped 10,110 cars of
watermelons and shipments sfince
then have run above 150 cars per
day. These results show that there
was no ground for apprehension ex
pressed early in the season that the
Georgia peaches and melons would
not move this year. Prices received
by growers have been quite satisfac
tory. The Atlanta Journal estimates
the return received by Georgia grow
ers from these two crops so far at
ten million dollars. Favorable weath
er conditions, improved transporta
tion facilities, and better n/ethods of
marketing are among the factors
which have contributed to the suc
cess of the Georgia producers.
KEROSENE WILL HOLD I
INSECTS IN CONTROL
Mites and Lice' Seriously Affect
Health cf Fowls. j
Specialists of Department of Agricul
ture Recommend Thorough Appli
cations of Some Preparation
to Interior of House.
(Prepared by the United States D?part
ment of Agriculture.)
Mites, as well as lice, are trouble
some and harmful to poultry. They
do not live upon the birds like lice,
but during the day hide in the cracks
and crevices of the roosts and walls
of the house and at night they come
out and get upon the fowls. Mites
suck the blood, and If allowed to
become plentiful, as they certainly
will if not destroyed, will affect seri
ously the health of fowls, and conse
quently their ability to lay eggs.
Specialists in the United States De
partment of Agriculture recommend
thorough applications of carbolineum.
kerosene, or some of the coal-tar
preparations sold for this purpose, or
crude petroleum, to the interior of
the poultry house. /
Commercial coal-tar products are
more expensive, but retain their kiU
"Delousing" His Brood Coop With
lng power longer, and the cost of
treatment may be lessened by reduc
ing with an equal part of kerosene.
Crude petroleum Will spray better If
thinned with one part of kerosene
to four parts of crude oil. Both the
crude petroleum and the coal
tar products often contain fer*
elgn particles, so should be
strained before attempting to spray.
One must be sure that the spray
reaches all the cracks and crevices
giving special attention to the roosts,"
dropping boards, and nests, and the
treatment should be repeated two or
three times at Intervals of a week or
PLANT LEGUMES IN ORCHARD
Good Practice That Crops Be Kept
Growing Between Trees in Sum
mer and Early Fall.
Good orcharding practice requires,
In many instances, that crops be kept
growing between the trees during late
summer or early fall. For one thing
the soil will need humus and protec-j
tlon from the burning rays of the sun.
It Is a good practice to plan": cow
peas, soy beans, or other crops that
thrive in late summer and early au
tumn to protect the soil and to add
fertility to lt for the next season.
Most of tlie legumes are well adapt- j
ed for summer crops in orchards. Cow
peas are In many Instances better
than other summer legumes for this
Usually, planting peas or soy beans
In rows between the trees and giving
them a cultivation or two Is Better
than broad-cast sowing. However,
some prefer to sow broadcast.
KEEP GARDEN FREE OF TRASH
Cornstalks, Tomato Vines, Potato]
TODS, Etc., Should Be Gathered
Up and Burned.
Neatness, cleanliness, and order in
the garden help In the fight against
Insects and diseases, specialists in the
United States Department of Agri
culture emphasize. As a general rule, j
the residue of the garden such as corn
stalks, tomato vines, potato tops, eta,
should be burned. Do this promptly,
so that insects and disease spores may
not be harbored by the rubbish. Just
as soon as any crop Is gathered, re
move the trash, spade up the ground,
and plant something else. Keep the
garden free from weeds at all times,
and this can best be done by frequent |
cultivation which destroys the weed|
seeds as soon as they sprout.
WINDBREAKS ARE BIG ASSET
Soil Is Prevented From Drying Out I
Quickly and Protection Given
Grain and Trees.
Windbreaks are in many ways a
farm asset. They tend to prevent the]
soil from drying out quickly and they
protect grain and orchards from in
Jury by the wind. A belt of trees near
the farm buildings protects them from
extreme cold and from summer's heat.
Trees make the farm a pleasanter
place in which to live. The windbreak
may bc also a source of wood supply,
for fuel or for sole.
SUMMONS FOR RELIEF
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD
IN THE COURT OF COMMON
B. W. Crouch, Mrs. E. Gertie Th?r
mond. Mrs. Mattie Berry, F. M.
Warren, Jr., George Berry, 0. M.
Eidson, John R. McCraw, J. C.
Huff, H. T. Huff, Mary H. Rags
dale, J. C. Whittle, Isabel War
ren,' Drusilla Andress, E. 0. Whit
tle, S. M. Johnson, E. A. W. John
son, Laura V. Hartley, G. W. Cow
sert, Sallie J. Bennett, Mary Chris
Susan A. Corley, Mary Thomson, any
child or children of'said Mary Thom
son, the child or children of any
child or children who was alive on
.the 25th day of March, 1918, or
who was alive at the date of the
death of Laura A. Ready, John
Doe apd Richard Doe, Mary Doe,
Sarah Doe, all of the other grand
nieces or grandnephews by blood
of Matthew McGraw, deceased, any
other grandniece or grandnephw
of Matthew McGraw, deceased,
alive on the 25tth day of March,
1918, or their legal heirs at law,
and also all other persons unknown
claiming any right, title, estate in
terest in or lien upon the real es
tate describel in the complaint, be
ing 563 acres more or less in Edge
field County, S. C., touching lands
of F. M. Warren, Toll Barnes, es
tate of Kate Hoyt and others.
To the Defendants Above Named:
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the complaint here
in, a copy of which is herewith serv
ed upon you and do serve your ans
wer to said compl?int on the sub
scribers at the office of C. J, Ramage
in Saluda, S. C., within twenty days
after service hereof upon you exclu
sive of the day of such service; and
if you fail to answer the complaint
within the time aforesaid, the plain
tiffs in this action will apply to the
court for the relief demanded in the
J. Wm. THURMOND,
C. J. RAMAGE.
Attorneys for Plaintiffs.
' March 30, 1921.
To all of the above named deferreT
ants, except Susan A. Corley, all
of whom, are non-residents of
South Carolina and none of whose
places of residence except that of
Susan A. Corley, are known:
Take notice that the summons and
complaints and all other papers in
this action have this day been filed" in
the office of the Clerk of Court for
Edgefield' County, South Carolina and
are now on file in said office.
J. Wm. THURMOND,
c. J. RAMAGE:
Attorneys for Plaintiffs..
March 31, 1921.
jW. B. Cogburn (L. S.)
Clerk Court, Edgefield County, S". C.
(Lis Pendens in Above Case.)
Notice is hereby given that an ac
tion has been commenced and is now
pending in the Court of Common
Pleas for Edgefield County, S. C.,
upon a complaint of the above named
plaintiff against the defendants above
named for the purpose of determin
ing adverse claims and to quiet title
etc., to the tract of land set out in
the complaint in the above stated
cause of action and being five hun
dred and sixty three acres of land,,
more or less in Edgefield County,
South Carolina formerly belonging
to Matthew McGraw and bounded
now or formerly by lands of Jeter
Crim estate and Kate Hoyt on the
north; on the east by lands of Jennie
Warren and Kate Hoyt; south by es
tate lands of Herman Gallman, de
ceased and F. M. Warren; on the
west by lands of F. M. Warren, Luke
Smith and George Berry and perhaps
others-and being the land whereon
Laura Ready lived and died. This ac
tion is brought pursuant to the law
of South Carolina and the said prem
ises affected by this proceeding were
at the time of the commencement of
this action and of "the filing of this
notice and are now situated in Edge
County, South Carolina and having
boundaries now or formerly as above
J. Wm. THURMOND,
C. J. RAMAGE,
Attorneys for Plaintiffs.
March 30, 1921.
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The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
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well known tonic properties of QUININE
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Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents.
We have a high power, fast cutting outfit forced feed-a complete power plant
in itself for sawing logs to any length.
Does the'wo?k of six to ten men. Lever
control of blade while engine is running.
Have good assortment of Gasoline En
gines. All equipped with Bosch Magneto
and offered at factory prices.
Lever control starts and ' COLUMBIA SUPPLY CO.
stops Saw 823 w. GERVAIS ST., COLUMBIA, S. C.
Consult Your Own Interest by Consulting Us
Metal or Composition Roofing
Mantels, Tiling. Grates
Doors, Sash, etc.
Youngblood Roofing and
635 Broad St. Telphor e 1697
jp ,,.;..r.- .-,At?? i-vr <v [Lav? r-':i i^syr-Jbiy
Improved Train Service
Baily Begirmmg Sunday, June 26th
COLUMBIA and ASHEVILLE
Southern Railway System
Service in Connection With New Train
Read Down Read Up
6.45 p. m. Lv.AUGUSTA.Ar. 10.40 a. m.
7.23. p. m. Lv.GRANITEVILLE.Ar. 9.52 a. m.
7.56 p. m. Lv.TRENTON ._.!.. _Ar. 9.20 a. m.
8.24 p. m. Lv_WARD._.Ar. 8.52 a. m.
8.57 p. m. Lv.LEESVILLE_.Ar. 8.14 a. m.
11.50 p. m. Lv.COLUMBIA._.Ar. 2.50 a. m.
5.15 a. m. Ar..."TRYON.Lv. 10.30 p. m.
5.50 a. m. Ar...SALUDA._.Lv. 10.00 p. m.
6.25 a. m. Ar.HENDERSON VILLE.Lv. 9.30 p. m.
7.30 a. ra. Ar.ASHEVILLE...Lv. 8.25 p. m.
Connects at Hendersonville for Lake Toxaway, Brevard, etc., and at
Asheville for W?ynesville?, Blaek Mountain, etc.
Through Pullman- Sleeping Car Service Between Augusta and
Asheville on Above Schedule.
SEMI-WEAKLY-Leave Augusta Tuesdays and Fridays; leave Asheville
Wednesdays and Sundays.
First car from Augusta Tuesday, June 26, first car from Asheville Wed
nesday, June 29.
SUMMER TOURIST TICKETS NOW ON SALK
Daily including September SO, 1921, final limit October 31, 1921.
Consult nearest ticket agent or communicate with
R. S. BROWN* J. A. TOWNSEND,
District Passenger Agent, Ticket Agent,
Augusta, Ga. Edgefield, S. C.
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