Newspaper Page Text
THIS ST?RY Of GREAT FERTILIZER PLANT
Purposes, Organization and Properties of International
Concern Set Forth for Information of Public.
Unusual, almost unique, tn the cur
rent history of corporations is a
ij pamphlet Just Issued by the Interna
'.' tfc?sl Agricultural Corporation, set
ting forth the purposss and organisa
tion of the company and describing Its
pints sad properties. The elm of tbs
pttniieaiiO* Is nut to exploit to* Cor*
portion's products, but to tell what
It Is, why and now it was organised,
aru what It u doing. Following srs
?om? quotations from the booklet:
Profit?money making?Is the obvi
ous reason for the organization of ev
ery commercial undertaking. But this
belief ha, and desire to develop the op
portunity for profit in a given business
snaat?If the belief is sound and the
desire is honest?he founded on tbs
gen fee it is proposed to render in ez
\ change for the expected gains of the
Any new development in an old In
dustry must. In order to be successful,
do something different, do something
better, supply some actusl need.
The International Agricultural Cor
poration organise** n July. 1909, wss
Sounded on the tx t?
That the chemical fertilizer Indus
try In the United tSates, upon some
what revised lines, acorded the great
eat of commercial opportunities.
That the fertilizer business to be
continuously successful must he based
upon owaerahip of the sources of the
crude materials required.
That the present was the time to un
dertake auch a work, because the vast
increase In the consumption of com
mercial fertilizers, year by year, clear
ly demonstrated that the farming com
munity was awakening to the neces
sity of Ita increased use, renewing the
fertility of depleted soils and doubling
the yields of lands yet fertile.
That the company which gare the
customer better condition of the goods
furnished, better shipment of goods,
better freight rates on goods shipped,
would not be long in securing recogni
With these definite purposes in
mind, the International Agricultural
Corporation has invested $18,000.000 of
its authorized capital of $36,000.000
and for every dollar of Btock issued
<both common and preferred) haB ob
tained tangible assets in the form of
plants and properties, necesBary In
carrying out its plan to realize for Its
stockholders and tbe consuming pub
lic the beneilts of an organization
cqnipwd with ample resources of raw
materials und adequate manufactur
ing facilities bo placed over tbe coun
try aa to secure the most economical
distribution of its products.
(fathering the Itaw Materials.
The organizers of the International
Agricultural Corporation fully realized
that tliey must secure adequate sourc
es of crude material supply, namely?
Phosphate Rock, Sulphuric Acid, Pot
ash, and Ammonlates?in order to pro
duce at lowest cost complete fertili
ser, containing In well balanced pro
portions the nitrogen (ammonia) phos
phoric acid and potash necessary to |
Carrying out its plan of operation, i
the international Agricultural Corpor
ation purchased 13,000 acres of phos
phate lands in Florida, and also se
cured thf> largeBt portion of the brown
roch deposits of Tennessee.
The present yearly output of the
mines owned by the Corporation is
fully one-half of the total of land peb
ble product from all the mines In the
state of Florida. Electrical energy
for pornpa. washers aud transporta
tion, oil burning dryers, concerte con?
atructlon for dry bins, thirty-six mileB
?>f railwuy. conservation of water sup
ply and "scientific management" in
every detail of ItH operations are
rmong (he factors that enable the In
ternalh/naJ Agricultural Corporation's
pminTilw to produce land pebble
pbrwphnie of all grades economically.
Sulphuric \cld Supply.
Instead of manufacturing Its sul
phuric &CM from pyrites, as is Custom
ary, the International secured a ten
year contract wid the Tennessee Cop
por Co.. of Copperhlll, Tennessee, and
with the Ducktown Sulphur. Copper
Jc Iron Co.i Ltd., of Ducktoton, Tennes
see, for their total output of sulphuric
arid, which It has been stated b* the
produce? will exceed 200,000 tons of
?Be per cent acid annually.
By deans! of tank cars (190 are in
wtVte? nt tbe present time this acid
Is tronsT'Ortcd to tbe various works of
the Corporation, and employed in man
Oruld Supply America's Potash foe
At tbe time of tbo organization of
she International Agricultural Corpor
ation an opportunity was presented to
bay on favorable terms one of the
moat valuable of the German Potash
Mfnes?tbe Kaliwerke Sollstedt Gew
erkschaft. This purchase was affected
by the outlay of $1,000,000, for which
x ice Corporation obtained a property
* Mmated by experts to contain about
140,000,000 ton* of potash salts, of
which (making allowance for waste,
etc.) about 70,000,000 tone?equal to
'11,000.000 to as of pure potash should
be reliable for mining. Oa ths basis
of last year's consumption of 300,000
tons ths entlrs United States markst
could be supplied from the Bollstedt
mine for a period of 360 years. The
mine has a strictly modern plant,
which alone cost more than $2,500,000.
It has a present capacity of about
one-third the annual consumption of
tbe United States, and is being en
The benefits anticipated from the
International's purchase of Sollstedt
were to some extent minimised by the
action of the German government,
aimed to deprive Sollstedt'* American
customers of tbe benefits of .increased
production snd much lower prices than
ths Potssh Syndicate maintained. But
under all circumstances ths posses
sion of the Sollstedt mine has proved
to be a most profitable in vestment. The
indirect advantages of thla lndepend- ]
ent investment In the potash industry
hsve been msintsined throughout the
shifting phases of the "potash contro
versy," In which the International has
sought to protect the Interests of the
Americsn market as a whole, as well
as to conserve its own Interests.
By the term ammoniates is meant
all those materials from which nitro
gen is derived in the form moet avail
able for plant food. Many of these ma
terials, Buch as nitrate of sods and
Bulphato of ammonia, are produced!
abroad and imported to the United
States. Other forms are produced In
this country??otton-seed meal, dried
flab scrape, and the by-products of
slaughter houses?dried blood, animal
tankage, etc., etc. Tbe Corporation
either owns outright or has close
working srrangements with compan
ies producing these materials, so as
to be positively assured of its supply
for future years, and by reason of the
size of its purchases of other ingredi
ents not produced by ita interests Is
thus placed in the most advantageous
Position as s Manufacturer.
In this regard the position of the
International Agricultural Corpora
tion is unique. Instead of purchasing
the plants of competitors, as has been
the custom of other large corporations
in this industry, the Internatlonnl has
caused to be built at the ruoBt advan
tageous points throughout the South,
moderate sized factories with sufficient
capacity to serve the trade located in
that particular territory on a minimum
freight rate for the manufactured pro
diu . Securing Its sulphuric acid from
a central producing point, it is able to
transport to any other given point on
ly such amount of sulphuric acid as
may be required for manufacturing
at that point, while competitors own
ing expensive sulphuric acid works
must run to capacity, frequently much
in excess of actual need for the sul
phuric acid bo produced.
Broadly Bpeaking. the most import
ant product of the International Agri
cultural Corporation is what is known
as acid phosphate. This material is
produced by grinding phosphate rock
to a powder and adding approximate
ly an equal amount of 50 per cent sul
phuric acid. The resultant material,
a dry friable slate-colored product
(acid phosphate), is used by all fer
tilizer manufacturers, and aside from
the larger manufacturers, the southern
stales contain hundreds of smaller
producers?the "dry mixers." Tm.t the
plan of the International Agricultural
Corporation Is sound is proven by the
fact that not only are the small manu
facturers ready customers, but every
large producer (those owning and run
ning their own sulphuric add works)
have, during the last year, bought
very heavily of the international Ag
ricultural Corporation's production of
facilities for Distribution.
The period of construction for the
International Agricultural Corpora
tion has not, as yet, been passed. One
factory is still in process of building
and one more Just starting, but all will
be In operation by November 1st. 19H.
Tho p< Ition of tho International Agri
cultural Corporation is such that by
meanfl of factories Its owns outright,
or through factories where its raw ma
terial is used and its manufactured
product Is controlled for sale, the Cor
poration can offer Its products at eight
points in Georgia, four in South Caro
lina, at three Alabama centers, and in
Tennessee, Mississippi, North Caro
lina, Pennsylvania. New York and
Twenty acidulating works give to the
International Agricultural Corporation
the broadest possible' base of opera
tions and a capacity for manufactur
ing fully sufficient to care for the sup
ply of sulphuric acid which it Is un
der contract to receive. Its production
of acid phosphate will exceed 600,000
tons per annum.
To enlarge tho market for its pro
ducts the International Agricultural
Corporation has made contracts with
a limited number of independent plants
in whose profits it participates. These
arrangements, while preserving the
independence of successful Industries
and retaining the benefit* of local con
tact with the consumer, are rautally
advantageous to the supply corpora
tion, tho local manufacturer, an* to
This Is the story of the International
Agricultural Corporation, with ample
but aot excessive capitalisation, an
economically sound organization, large
resources of astur&l pf?uacia. and ade
quate manufacturing capacity, to ac
complish % useful service la the sup
ply, manufacture and distribution of
the materials necessary for tho ferti
lization of American farm sells_Add
0IY1S AI? TO ST?HE H.H.
Sometime* liver, kidneys and bow
els seem to go on a strike and refuse
to work right. Then you need these
pleasant little strike-breaker*?Dr.
King's New Life Pill*?to give them
natural aid and gently compel proper
action. Excellent health soon follows.
Try them. 26c at Laur*ns Drug Co. and
Palmetto Drug Co.
Get a Blizzard Lantern, they give
more light, and won't blow out. The
I price Is only to cents If you buy it from
B. M. A B. H. Wlikes * Co.
- OF THE
The Book* of the County Treasurer
rill be opened for the collection of
State. County and Commutation Road
Taxe* for fiscal year. 1911. at the
Treasurer's Office from October 16th.
to December 21st, 1911. After Dec em
ber 31st. one per cent, will be added.
After January 31st, two p >i cenL will
be added, and after February 28th..
seven per cent, will be added till the
15th. day of March, 1912. when the
books will be closed.
All persons owning property In more
than one Township are requested to
call for receipts in each of the several
Townships in which the property is
located. This is important, as addition
al cost and penalty ma.\ be attached.
All able-bodied male citizens be
tween the ages of 21 and 60 years of
age are liable to pay a poll tax of $1.00
except old soldiers, who are exempt at
50 years of age. Commutation Road
Tax $! 50. In lieu of road duty.
The Tax levy is as follows:
For State purposes.5% mills
For Constitutional School Tax 3 mills
For Ordinary County purposes 3 mills
For Interest on Railroad Bonds 1 mill
For Roads and Bridge Bonds 3 mills
For Court House BondB .. ..2 mills
Special Schools?Laurens Township.
LaurenB No. 11.7 mills
Trinity Ridge No. 1.4 mills
Maddens No. 2.2 mills
Narnie No. 3.2 mills
Baileys No. 4.2 mills
Mills No. 5.2 mills
Oak Grove No. 6.2 mills
Ora No. 12.2 mills
Special Schools?YoungB Township.
Youngs No. 3.2 mills
Youngs No. 2.3 mills
Yourgs No. 4.3 mills
Youngs No. 5 .. .. '.3 mills
Fou daln Inn No. 3B.5 mills
LanDrd No .10.4ft mills
Ora Mo. 12.2 mills
Youngs*No. 1.3 mills
Special Schools?Dials Township.
Green Pond No. 1.3 mills
Dials No. 2.3 mills
Shiloh No. 3.2 mills
Gray Court-Owlngs No. 5 .. ..4 mills
Rarksdale No. 6 . ..2 mills
Dial Church No. 7.2 mills
Fountain Inn No. 3B.5 mills
Special Schools?Sullivan Township
Mt. Bethel No. 2.3 mills
Princeton No. 1.3 mills
Poplar Springs No. 3.2 mills
Rabun No. 4.4 mills
Hendersonvllle No. 5.4 mills
Friendship No. 6.2% mills
Hrewerton No. 7.3 mills
Sullivan Township R R Bonds 4 mill
Speelal Schools?Waterloo Township.
Waterloo No. 14.3 mills
Mt. Gallagher No. 1.3 mills
Bethlehem No. 2.2 mills
Ekom No. 3.4 mills
Centerpoint No. 4.2 mills
Oakvllle No. 5.3 mills
Mt 1'leasant No. 6.2 mills
Mt. Olive No. 7.2 mills
Special Schools?Cross Hill Township
Cross Hill No. 13.6 mills
Cross Hill No. !.2 mills
CroBB Hill No. 2.2 mills
CroBs Hill No. 4.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 5.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 6.2 mills
Special Schools?Huntor Township.
Mountvlllo No. 16.4H mills
Hunter No. 2.2 mills
Hunter No. 3.2 mills
('Union No. r>.6 mills
Hunter No. 8.3 mills
Special Schools?Jacks Township.
Hurricane No. 15.3 mills
Shady Grove No. 2.3 mills
Special Schools?ScufTletown Township
Langston Church No. 3.3 mills
Scuffietown No. 1.2 mills
T*nford No. 10.4*? mills
Ora No. 12.2 mills
Prompt attention will be given those
who wish to pay their Taxes through
the mall by check, money order, etc.
Persons sending In lists of names to
be -taken off are requested to send
them early; and give tho Township of
each, as tho Treasurer 1s very busy
during the month of December.
ROSS D. YOUNG,
Soptcmber 15, 1911.?td.
COME TO THE BIO COUNTY FAIR
Thursday, Oct 19th, 1911
A GOOD TIME FOR EVERYBODY
One of the Greatest Attractions will be a visit to the Department Stove
J. E. MINTER & BROTHER
Most Attractive Spot in Laurens
Our Millinery Department.
Coat Suits_ $10.00 to $25.00
Long Coatt?.$5.00 to $20.00
Skirts-._$3.50 to $12.50
Dresses.?-$10>00, $12.50, $15.00
Stylish Dress Goods
$18.00, $20.00t $25.00
Young Men's Suits
$10.00, 12.00, 15.00
Jno. B. Stetson Hat
High grade Men's Furnishing
Neckwear:_.25 and 50cts
You will be a Prize Winner if You Get Your Outfit from
J. E. MINTER & BRO.
NOW IS THE TIME TO
Invest in Real Estate
There is nothing as safe and nothing that will bring in larger
dividends, as well located rei\7. estate, whether it be a farm, suburban
property or city property,?for besides paying good interest you get
much larger dividends in the increased value of the property. The
man of property to-day is the man who invested in Real Estate.
We are offering some exceptional bargains. Come in to see us and let's
talk over the matter.
197 acres, 4^ miles from City of Laurens. $20.00 per acre. Easy terms;
350 acres, 4 miles from Laurens. Can be brought to a high state of culti
vation. $20.00 per acre. One-fourth cash. Balance on easy terms.
197 acres, heavily timbered in one mile of Landrum, in Spartanburg
county, dark chocolate soil, will produce bale of cotton per acre. A two-horse
farm could be opened next year. Fine climate. On 3 public roads. One mile
from Baptist High School. Price $30.00 per acre. One-third cash. Balance
on easy terms.
40 acres land. Three-fourths mile from city limits on Greenville road,
part in cultivation, part in woods. See us for prices and terms.
52 acres, 1 mile from city limits, 40 acres in cultivation, well located,
ideal for small suburban farm. See us for price and terms.
One acre lot on South Harper street, beautiful building lot, with good
servant's house in rear.
One seven room dwelling on South side of Martin street. A bargain at
$1850.00. Easy terms.
167 acres joining and above Musgrove Mill on Enoree river, known as
Newman land. One 3-room cottage recently remodeled. Price $10.00 per
acre. Easy terms.
If you want your land sold, list it with us at once. We have connec
tion outside of couhty and can find a purchaser.
Messrs. B. A. Sullivan, E. P. Minter and Marion R. Wilkes will give
their personal attention to all business entrusterl to this Company.
Call* to see us and let's us talk over your properties.
Oakland Heights Realty Company
Office in J. E. Minter & Bro. Store.
Laurens, South Carolina