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Absolutely Pure
Made from Cream of Tartar
Personality in Farming.
Capable, honest, dependable per
sonality must be the qualification
for a successful business man. The
business that thrives today is the
business that has been built by hon
est men; men who have attained
great skill in production and who
have enougjh confidence in their pro
ducts to advertise them upon their
merits, and then guarantee that tbe
products are as represented.
This is true in producing and
selling farm, orchard, garden and
poultry products, just as it is with
large manufacturing enterprises.
Buyers read and keep up with
progress these day?; they are look
ing for economy iu service; they
seek to buy where a dollar buys a
dollar's worth of products.
T?e men who pruduce and sell
farm products today must be men
that can produce the best and sell
them upon their merits. They must
be men of honest purposes, with a
keen perception of value and with
a determination to please those who
Tne complaint is often made that
merchants, wholesalers and jobbers
do not patronize the farmer nearby
as they should. There is much
truth in this, but there are ways of
bringing about coooeration. Each
must do his part to get together for
the benefit of consumer, buyer and
In tbe first place the producer
must have enough to pa~ for hand
ling and put the products up in at
tractive and economical containers;
then he must guarantee that the
products are -is represented. The
best way to do this is for farmers in
the community to cooperate, get a
competent person to inspect and
pack the products and then each
bear his share of the expense.
The community is best served
when every legitimate bu*iuehS has
honorable and economical relations
to every other. This requires co
operation, but it is the kind of co
operation thar, builds the country.
Farm and Ranch.
Seed Irish Potatoes.
We can supply you with the cele
brated Buist Irish potatoes for
planting, none better on the market.
We have the Bliss, Early Rose,
Cobbler .and other popular varie
Penn & Holstein.
It is reported by Penn & Ho'
stein druggist that much Adler-i-ka
is sold in Edgeh'eld. People have
found out that ONE SPOONFUL
of this simple buckthorn bark and
glycerine mixture relieves almost
ANY CASE of constipation, sour
or gassy stomach. It is so power
ful that it is used successfully in
appendicitis. ONE MINUTE af
ter you take it the gasses rumb e
and pass out. It is perfectly safe
to use and cannot gripe. 2
Wood's Productive
- - -? - i - g
Seed Corns.
Our Virginia-grown Seed
Corns have an established
reputation for superiority in
productiveness and germina
ting qualities.
Wood's Descriptive Catalog
tells about the best of prize-win
ning and profit-making varieties in
both White and Yellow Corns.
Cotton Seed,
We offer the best and most im
proved varieties, grown in sections
absolutely free from boll weevil.
Our Catalog gives prices and infor
mation, and tells about the best of
Southern Seeds,
Beans, SUDAN GRASS, Dallis Grass
and all Sorghums and Millets.
Catalog mailed free on request.
1. W. WOOD ? SONS,
SEEDSMEN, - Richmond, Va.
Statement From Mr. E. J. Nor
ris Concerning New Insur
ance Law.
To The Public:- Many people
have asked me about the Fire In
surance situation in South Carolina
and I give herein somewhat a re
view of fire insurance affairs now
existing. About the end of last year
the insurance commissioner requir
ed all companies to take in their
then existing policy blanks and
made them have more primed as per
form prescribed by him This was
quite an expense to the companies
but they made no complaint,
Under the influence of the com
missioner the late legislature passed
an act of law of which these'ire a
few points; Section 1 forbids the
companies entering in a combina
tion to write at same rates. Section
8 directly contradicts the first and
provides that "No fire insurer and
ro fire insurance agent either di
rectly or indirectly, shall make or
permit any difference or distinction
in rates." In the first section they
are forbidden to agree to write at
same rates and in the 8th they are
forbidden to write otherwise, that is
at different rates. At the same time
the*act is full of fines, jail and peni
tentiary provisions. The companies
are to be imprisoned for offences
but it is not known whether the
president, secretary or the whole
company including stenographers,
stockholders, janitor and all, are to
be imprisoned, or whether in this
or what state.
.The act gives the insurance com
missioner the power to revise any
rate where there is a complaint. '
The companies would feel that this
law with one man over them with
the big Estick .indicated that they
were a set of thieves. There is no
objection to competition but to be
so .completely controlled by one
man is more than the profits war
The home insurance company ac
cording to the commissioner's last
annual report collected for premi
ums in 1915 about $141,000.00 and
paid out for fire about $115,000.00
in this state. The burning of one
block of some South Carolina town
would have wiped out all the profit.
Ia-Georgia the hon;e collected pre
miums to amount of 302 thousand
and paid for fires 280 thousand, in
Alabama 296 thousand losses 270
thousand, in Texis 900 thousand
losses 884 thousand, in Louisiana
the fires amounted to 47 thousand
more than the premiums.
In my own agency for the two
first mouths of this year, my com
panies have lost bv fire namely,
Mr. J. K. Corley, Mr. Robert Tim
merman and Mr. E. P. Winn about
$3600.00 and the premiums for the
same time not over 1-7 of the loss.
Section 9 looks after the interest
of the factories and cotton mills ex
empting them from the law. The
formers of the act Mid not know
that they were protecting the
wealthy and probably leaving the
others without indemnity. These
factories and mills were provided
with automatic sprinklers, that is
pipes galore, running through the
top of the building with waxed ends
and when a fire starts the wax is
melted and tons of water is copi*
ously forced into the building put
ting out the tire at once. The facto
ry insurance association if allowed
to do business in this state can well
afford to take these risks at the
very low rate charged, and make
money, as whoever heard of a cot
ton factory burning where protected
with automatic sprinklers? Even at
the very low rate, the factories pay
from $600.00 to aiout $3000.00 for
their insurance. This is the
kind of insurance that is exempt
from the act and heretofore written
by the factory insurauce association
and warehouse commissioner Mo
Laurin. This is almos*, as good as
insuring a mill rock under water iu
the pond. Millions of dollars here
tofore cheerfully invested in this
state will no doubt be withdrawn
with the fire protection. I have
been writing fire insurance for 18
years aud I have never detected any
dishonesty or unfairness in the com
panies. They are the most liberal of
all business men in my knowledge.
Though they hold us to our con
During my connections in the
business the rii-ks have been im
proved by the association of compa
nies and the rates are lower than
when I began writing insurance,
though high when the hazard is
The act requires that an agent
shall not settle with one man differ
ently from another. If I give one
man 30 days and collect from an
other in ten days, or any other
agent or company, we are driven
into the penitentiary.
E. J. Norris.
When you need a buggy try a
Babcock, Rock Hill, Hackney or
Washington buggy. These vehicles
have stood the test of Edgefield
roads for years. Ask the pecple
who use them. We buy in car
B. B. Jones.
(Continued from First Page.)
invitation to deliver the address on
this occasion. The flower committee
reported several bouquets sent to
ehut ins and that three baskets of
fruit had been sent to veterans. The
I certificate of membership of Miss
Emma Boukuight wa* read and ac
cepted. After the business session
the meeting w?.,s turned over to the
historian Mrs. O. D. Black who
had several items to tell. The sub
ject for the afternoon was The
burning ?of Columbia," and Mrs.
James White read an interesting
article concerning this. The histori
an also read some authentic facts,
gleaned by the general historian,
Miss Rutherford, of the burning of
Columbia. A vocal solo "I cannot
sing the old song," by Mrs. F. M.
Boyd; "Reminiscences of the war,"
written by Mrs. Martha Edward
and read by her niece, Mrs. S. J.
Watson; piano solo, "-cbubert's
serenade," Miss Bettie Waters; an
original paper on "The days of the
.6C's" by the historian. On the
March 25, the chapter will be of
age having been organized 21 years
aud the day will probably be cele
Rev. T. J. Watts of Columbia,
state Sunday school secretary, will
be here during the latter part of the
week and will fill the pulpit of the
Baptist church on Sunday morning.
Miss Alma Woodward and Mr.
H. L. Whittaker went to Granit?
ville last Tuesday to attend the bur
ial of their grandmother, Mrs.
Glover. She had visited here often
and had many warm friends who
have regretted to hear ot ber death.
A few years ago she suffered a
stroke of paralysis and had been in
a declining state.
On Monday evening about 8
o'clock Mr. Joe Wright started to
Augusta with a wagon load of
calves, 14 in number and 12 tur
keys. As the negro drove across the
bridge at Hatcher's pond the horses
became frightened, the wagon fabl
ing over into the water. Two of the
calves and tw? turkeys were drown
ed before the wreckage could be
removed, and it was two or thiiee
day8 before all of the calves were
found. The night was a very dark
one and the lanterns were broken
by the fall, so they worked under
Miss Emmie May and Mr. Homer
Woods of Waldo, Ga., were mar
ried last Thursday afternoon at 4
o'clock at the horse of the bride's
father, Mr. Y. May. The affair was
a quiet one and wae witnessed only
by the family and a few friends^
the ceremony being performed by
Rev. J. H. Thacker. After con
gratulations and hearty good wish
es the happy pair left for their fu
ture home. The bride is the eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Y. May
and is a young woman of lovely
character, gentle and pleasant. Mr.
Woods is a successful farmer aud
bas planned an attractive new home
for his bride.
Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Smith of
Tenille, Ga., are guests of their
daughter, Mrs. Wilmot Ouzts.
M188 Bessie Kemp has gone to
batesburg to visit her cousin, Miss
Emma Bodie.
Mr. and Mrs. Burrell Boatwrigbt
entertained with a most pleasant
dining on last Friday several from
Ridge being present. With such a
charming hostess and cordial host
the day was happily spent by all.
A four course dinner was served up
on a table beautiful with cutglass
and silver. The table was a mahoga
ny one and nearly a hundred years
old and made an elegant festive
Delay Has Been Dangerous in
Do the right thing at the right
Act quickly in time of danger.
In time of kidney danger Doan's
kidney pills are most effective.
Plenty of Edgefield evidence ol
their worth.
W B Paul, painter and hanger,
Butler street, Edgefield says: "I
was bothered by kidney trouble
nearly all my life, li grew worse
when I had th* measles some years
ago. Nothing cave me relief from
the terrible pains until I got Doan's
kidney pills. They removed the
pains and strengthened and regulat
ed the action of my kidneys. My
health became better than it had
been in many years." (Statement
given April 12, 1911.) Little troub
le since. Over three years later Mr.
Paul said: "I have very little troub
le with my kidneys now but when
I am bothered that way, Doan'.*
kidney pills never fail to relieve
_" j>
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's kidney pills-the same
that Mr. Paul has twice publicly
recommended. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
m/s m
We have
left on hanc
ago the last
we will ha
closing up t
prices thal
farmer who
Better coi
will not be ?
Financial Statement of South
ern Railway.
Washington, March 1,-The re
sults of'operation of Southern Rail
way Company for the month of
January, 1916, and for the period
of seven menths ended January 31.
compared with the same month and
period in 1915 and 1914, exclusive
of interest, rentals and other ircome
charges, were announced to-day by
{'Comptroller A. H. Plant as fol
lows, the comparison with 1914 be
ing made for the reason chat in
1915 the effect of the business de
pression was reflected through the
revenues of the company:
Gross revenue, January 1916,
15,588,021, an incraase as compar
ed with 1915 of $935,019 or 20.10
per cent aud a decrease as compar
ed with 1914 of $150,948 or 2.63
per cent.
Operating expenses, taxes and un
collectible railway revenues, Janua
ry, 1916 $4,077,304, an increase as
compared with 1915 of $131,025 or
3.32 pet cent, aud a decrease as
compared with 1914 of $601,887 or
12.86 per ceut.
? Corresponding results for the
seven month's period are as follows:
Gross revenue this year $29,964,
815, an increase as compared with
1915 of $2,546.236 or 6.85 per cent
and a decrease as compared with
.19.1,4 of $2,756,193 or 6.45 percent.
-.Operating expenses, taxes and un
collectible railway revenues this
year $28,194,7u6, a decrease as
.compared wilh 1915 of $1,573,368
or 5.29 per cent and as compared
with 1914 of $,357,517 or 10.64 per
We must get some ammonia in
the house. Every household ought
to have on band a quick stimulant."
"Whiskey answers the purpose,
he suggested."
"But ammonia keeps better," she
said, significantly.
Fertilizers with Pota
Fertilizers with Amii
Call on the E<
Armour's, Royster'
We will be able
Call on R. C. Pad
j and Horses
a few mules and horses
i. We received a week
; shipment of stock that
ve this season, and in
he season we can make
: should interest any
has stock to buy.
me at once. This stock
with us long.
n & Cantelou
Spring Oxfords
We invite the men and boys
to come in and see our SPRING
OXFORDS. A large shipment
just received from the celebrated
_ Crossett factory. Wear Crossett
H shoes once and you will always
wear them.
We have the latest toes and
latest lasts in all of the popular
Come in and get a fit from the
large stock of stylish footwear.
Dorn & Mms
Long-Term Loans to Farmers a Specialty.
Your farm land accepted as security WITHOUT ENDORSER or
other COLLATERAL. Unlimited funds immediately available in de
nominations of Three Hundred and up. Established 1892.
JAS. FRANK & SON. Augusto, Ga.
izers for 1916
Fertilizers with Phosphate
Fertilizers That Make Crops
igefleld Mercantile Company
he Best Goods Made
s, Swift's, and American Agricultural
mical Company's Goods
to furnish some Two Per Cent Potash
oods for Making Cotton
gett or A. E. Padgett at their office

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