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T. M. SEAWELL & P- M. DEES
TERMS IN ADVANCE
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LIE MILLS ARE ACTIVE.
In connection with war operations, a splendi("
plan to adopt is to refuse to believe an.- report
that does not come officially from Washington.,
The ie mills of the enemy are active, and they
are located in all parts of the country. It is the
policy of the enemy to stir up discontent, appre
hension and terror by any and every means in
his power, and he will scruple at nothing in or- t
der to carry his point. Well he knows that any i
cause of anxiety or unrest subtracts from Amer- t
Every loyal citizen of the United States should
be assured of one truth-his government will t
advise the public freely of every circumstance t
in connection with war activities that directly y
affects said public. We do not have to depend on c
rumor for information, because the Bureau of E
Information is in existence for the purpose of
supplying the people with the truth in every in- t
Just a few instances of needless worry over
maliciously false reports might be cited. Re
cently the report was spread that ground glass b
had been fbund in the food of soldiers in some C
of the camps. The report was at once investi- I
gated b:r the authorities and found to be abso
ately fIse and without the shadow of founda
tion-a malicious lie, deliberately circulated for U
the purpose of sowing alarm and discontent.c
When the falseness of the report was proven, the a
government reassured the public, and we have a
heard no more of the matter.
When the report gained currency that .some t
of the camps were located in notoriously un
healthful localities, and that epidemics of mea
sles, meningitis and other diseases were raging.
These, too, were given the lie by the government, ,
and it was plainly shown that not in any camp
had the death rates been above the normal for a
the country, and in most instances was in fact
far below normal, demonstrating the health e t,
ficiency of the entire army cantonments.
American can win the war; she will win the t
war. But she can subtract from her efficiency I
and unnecessarily prolong the conflict if she suf-t
fers herself .to become alarmed over,.every idle
report or malicious lie that is circulated. We
* must keep cool and apply every ounce of our en
ergy in work that counts in aid of our govern-u
ment and the brave boys who are to fight our
battles~on the fields of France and on the seas.
Trust your government. It is right, and it has
a due regard for your peace of mind, and every
thing that you should know that is calculated to
affect that peace of mind will be duly communi
cated to you by those in authority.
Bury the products of the lie mills in utter un
bOief. That way it will be harmless.
STAND BY THE PRESIDENT. b
There :are still some people in this country li
who need -;o ,be reminded that this is not only t<
President Wilson's war, or the- Democratic par
ty's war, but THE AMERICAN PEOPLE'S
There are still some who need to be reminded
that there are times when to play politics is
criminal, and this is one of those times. !.n
President Wilson is Commander-inChief of the TI
armed forces of the republic, not because he is a c<
Democrat; fqga Repflblican might have jbeen in h I
plae atityeahadthe same probjenis to.
eHeik f6commander because, having~ c
enplaced inidei presidential chair, he came hi
lerthe provision of the Constitutio-n that 10
places in th.e hands of that official the leader- o:
ship of the nation in times of war. He is asking I:
your suport not because you are a Democrat, or u
a Republican, or a member of any other party, n
but because you are an American, and your b
country is in dang%r and in urgent need of your p
services. He is asking your loyalty because he
is doing his utmost to win YOUR battles for p
yo, and safeguard your interests. b
The administration does not claim that it has ta
made no mistakes. It makes no claim to super- a
human wisdom or knowledege. It can, however, p
e'nd does claim that the immense tasks that the 1l'
war has imposed upon it have been discharged n
with a minimum of mistakes. It admits the lim-h
itations of human nature, but claims for itself i
honest ' of ~purpose and a sincere desire to ad- t
ministe~ the affairs of the nation to the lasting
'n rsdof the whole people. t
our government needs your support, not your n1
icism. It must have your support, or your o
sts will suffer. If for no other reason than/v
t afford to obstruct with s
If you are not prepared to a
a remedy for, the evils a - .~ 1
.accept affairs as +-*
Orward witn a loyal and wholehearted support
nd conditions will be rnuch more apt to change
or the better.
.Stancl by yo ru i)V~ byOUl'~u:~
%7o!Ur own homes.
A great deal is sai,d and writen thee dan:
Ye ube of "non-essential industr'ie'' V n
any people are vociferous in their asseLien:
hat all will have to be cut out if we are to avoi
unning on the rocks. Ninety per cent of thi;
alk is the sheerest bosh, for the reason tha
hose indulging in it have not the faintest con
eptior of what the results would be were theii
American business interests are,so inextrica
1y interwoven that it is a practical imposibility
o arbitrarily declare this one essential and that
ne non-essential. Our government has encoun
ered just this difficulty. Some time ago, when it
ecame apparent that we must conserve on thE
oal supply, government officials cast about fox
hese "non-essentials," but right there their
roubles began. It was not difficult to locate a
umber of lines, the finished products of which
ould safely be classed as non-essential. But in
very case it was found that the usefulness or
selessness of the article produced or manufac
ured was the smallest consideration in weigh
ag the importance of the business. In every
ase it was found that the industry itself had
ecome so vitally a part of the great American
usiness fabric that its elimination or even its
rippling would work irreparable injury to num
ers of other lines and thoroughly unsettle bus
ess conditions generally.
As a case in point, the officials first of all were
p against the automobile industry. The auto
ould in no sense be deemed an essential. Up to
decade ago the country had managed to scrape
long very comfortably without it. American
fe could still go on without it. But its elimina
ion would do more to paralyze business than
erha an.- other one industry, unless that of
And thus it went, in varying degrees, through
most the entire list of American industries.
he general prosperity of the country would not
dmit of the suppresion of scarcely a single one.
In this emergency the government has adopted
ae only logical course. While it was impractical
> eliminate any one line or number of lines en
rely, it was found that many lines could be cur
iled. The tremendous expansion of all to meet
hie demands of a luxury loving people, could,
hen luxury was forced into the background, be
asily contracted to meet only the sternest ne
essities. Plants in various lines that had been
sing stated amounts of fuel, raw material and
bor, could with perfect safety be put on a short
r allowance of each. This in the aggregate
ould wvork the required conservation.
This the government has done, and will contin
e to do as occasion requires.
THE BUSINESS WOMAN.
Until recently the business woman was the
sception. Now she is everywhere. What with
ffrage prevailing in many states and likely to
e universal, she is taking a position in public
fe never before -accorded her sex, so far as his
The world war has been responsible for the
oman in business, and doubtless has had its
Tect in bringing about suffrage.
There can be no doubt that, to a large extent,
oman is in business to stay. It is up to her to
ake good, and she can do this if she so wills.
o succeed, however, she must of necessity re
struct her views of life. Not only this, but
er education must be radically changed.
Heretofore the boy has been educated for a
treer. He has been trained for the work that
e has chosen. His whole life has been built up
a and around this career. Not so with the girl,
r if so, the careers have been widely different.
every age of the world up to the present, the
Itimate object of w<anan's existence has been
iarriage and maternity. True there have always
een exceptions, but they merely sufficed to em
hasize the rule.
Henceforth, however, if woman is to take her
lace beside man iri the business world, this must
e wholly changed. She must beeducated and
rained for business FIRST and matrimony as
n alternative. There will, of course, be many
ositions where she can continue to gain a live
hood while awaiting the important event of
iatrimony, but ifs matrimony continues to be
er ultimate goal, business will always be a side
~sue, a secondary consideration, and her success
aerein will be negligible.
And perhaps, contrary to the age-long con
mtion of lordly man, this business training will
ot unfit her for that more important vocation
f matrimony. We confess our inability to see
herein a sound business training can be con
dered objectionable in a wife and mother. And
s intellect is frequently the offspring of intel.
st, who can tell but.the new departure may be
.+ the++ete dvopnment of the race after all?
T ne a erage nA.m erican is likeli
eb th Krn lines of ad
1 s he is toi
ntr,Ut tha'the su- cce
e--: C. T '0
nitte O1n the other hand, he i
a save. This for the purpo:
his government. There is a ho
tlat "one can't eat his cake and'
icans would seem to be up agai
roposition-they cannot save a
and the same time. There mu:
medium somewhere. We mus'
mving, of that there can be no
very naturally presupposes som
mal habits of life. On the othei
also save, to meet the many ca
there is a Solomon among us,
time he should come to judgme
In asking people to invest in 1
war thrift stamps thy governme
them to contribute money.
It is merely asking for the us
is willing to pay liberally for it.
SAYS IHE YEARS
HAD BEGUN TO
Mrs. Butts Declares She Felt Badly
in Every Way.
HEARD ABOUT TANLAC
After Taking It Says She Has Praised
It to Her Friends.
Regarding the relief Tanlac gave
her from kidney and liver trouble and
indigestion, Mrs. Mary E. Butts, of
Union, gave this statement on -arch
17 in endorsement of Taniac:
"I suffered from general weakness
and my general health was bad. In
digestion caused a lot of suffering
and heartburn caused a great deal of
trouble. My liver was sluggish and I
suffered a lot with headaches. Really
I felt bad in every way. Kidney trouble
caused me a lot of suffering. I am
68 years of age, and my years had be
gun to tell on me. Then I began taking
Tanlac, for I had heard so much about
it being such a fine tonic. The Tanlac
gave me a good appetite and strength
ened my system and helped the indi
gestion right away. My stomach was
built up and regulated and so were
my nerves. The Tanlac helped the
kidney trouble a great deal, too. I
have told several people about Tanlac,
and I have praised it to them. I think
it is a fine medicine for troubles like
Tanlac, the Master Medicine, is sold
by Obear Drug Co., Winnsboro; Blair
& Long Co., Blairs; T. A. Ladd, Daw
"Well Fitted Glasses"
T. A. W. ELMGREN
Optometrist and opticiarn
1207 Hampton Street
Columbia, South Carolina.
Tells You About It
No matter whether you farm on E
large scale or only plant vegetables
or flowers in a small way, you need
Hastings' 1918 Seed Catalogue. It's
ready now and we have a copy for
you absolutely free, if you write for it,
mentioning the name of this paper.
In addition to showing you about all
the varieties of vegetables, farm
grass, clover and flower seeds, our
catalogue tells how you can get free
five splendid varieties of easily grown,
yet beautiful flowers, with which to
beautify your home surroundings.
Good seeds of almost every kind
aee scarce this season, and you can't
afford to take chances In your seed
supply. Hastings' Seeds are depend
able seeds, the kind you can always
depend on having "good luck" with.
You are going to garden or farm
this spring. 'Why not insure success
so far as possible by starting with the
right seed? Don't take chances that
you do not have to in seeds.
Write today for Hastings' 1918
Catalogue. It's free and will both in
terest and help you to succeed in 1918.
-H. G. HASTINGS CO., Seedsmen,
to become con-,*
vice being given
d that he must vice
draw in on ex- Y
;s of the allied compound i
leping business: bnnum. The
iness stagnation You can cashTie
must not be per- date of maturit
s urged to save, per cent.
se of lending to If you need thE
mely old saying five years, the s
have it." Amer- rostmaster- will b
nst just such a you'll get'Vour m
nd spend at-one ment for the tin'
;t be a sensible There is no reJ
keep business ty, no worry. Iti
r1oubt, and this satisfactory inve
hand, we must ADAM P1
Us upon us. It Some person w
it seems about uring than he ha4
nt. cred that if Adam
Stamp, with inte
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war savings and the sum today.
nt is not asking ative didn't sav
e of money, and War Savngs wa
iprofit by your rel
kins; S.' F. Cast Rockton; Ridge
way Drug Co.,idgeway; R. W. Su
ton (R' F.-'D., 5 miles. east), Ridge
way; T. B. Willingham,. Strother; T.
W. Bice & Co., Woodward.
At the State. Hospital for
sane, at Columliia, white wo
erably between the- ages , teens
and thirty years, as student nurses'
FOR INFORMATION WRITE THE
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If you, your business, vour
are not fully insured, yotaa
of worry and risk. -
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4 and sailors
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oney back .witb_-additionaV y
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eating Adam's MlN"ke.
..Written applications for - two po
iitionis onthe police force and for.ghe
of-&Clerk of Council of Wiin
one yeaf, May 1, 1918,19 May
will be received by nie up t
SM., April 22nd, 198.
B yrder ofTown Council,
H. E. Ketchin,
Clerk of CounciL
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