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What Dr. H. W. Wiley thinks of
One of Kentucky's able educators,
Hiss Katherine Christian, the head
of the department of household
economics in the public schools of
Lexington, not long ago came across
a group of high school boys drink
ing Coca-Cola. Being possessed of
the true qualifications of a teacher,
and a deep and abiding interest in
the well-oeing of the young people
of the school, ?he warned them of
the dangers of the drink. "Boys,"
she said, "if you knew what I know
about Coca-Cola, jrou would not be
drinking it." The boys replied
that Dr. Wiley of the Agricultural
Department at Washington, had
said ,that it was harmless. ' We
will write to Dr. Wiley and enquire
if such a statement was ever author
ized by him," said Miss Christian
The letter was duly written, and
the following reply was received
from the Chief of the Bureau of
February 10, 1912.
The boys to whom you refer
must have been reading faked lit
erature. No such statement as you
mention has ever issued from this
office. In point of fact, the Bureau
of Chemistry was instrumental in
bringing a famous suit against the
Coca-Cola people on the ground
that the caffeine which was added
to their product was a harmful sub
The suit was lost to the Govern
ment, nut on the ground that the
caffeine was harmless, but on
technical point in the law that it
was not aa "added" substance.
I consider the Coca-Cola habit
one of the most dangerous habits
which is in existence today and
believe the health officers with the
aid of parents, should do everything
in their power, to prevent children
especially, from acquiring this
Personally, I believe the sale of
Coca-Cola is a violation of the Food
and Drugs Act of most of the
I would be very glad to see its
sale absolutely prohibited.
IL W. Wiley.
Eurollment Over 800-Value of
Property Over a Million and a
ers and Officers.
Agriculture, Agriculture and Chem
istry, Agriculture and Animal In
dustry, Chemistry, Mechanical and
Electrical Engineering, Civil En
gineering, Textile Engineering,
One year course in Agriculture,
Two year course in Textiles, Four
weeks Winter Course in Cotton
Grading, Four weeks Winter Course
Cost. Cost per session of nine
months including all fees, heat,
light, water, board, laundry and j1
the necessary uniforms $133.50 Tui
tion $40.00 additional.
SCHOLARSHIP AND ENTRANCE EX
The College maintains 167 four
year Agricultural and Textile Schol
arships and 51 one-year Agricultural
scholarships. Value of scholarships
$100 per session and free tuition.
(Students who . have attended
Clemson College or any other col
lege or university, are not eligible
for the scholarships unless there are
no other eligible applicants.)
Scholarship and Entrance Exami
nations will *be held at the County
Court House on July 12th, 9 A. M.
EText Session Opens
SEPTEMBER ll, 1912.
Write AT ONCE to W. M.
Riggs, President, Clemson College,
S. C., for catalog, scholarship
blanks, etc. If you delay, you may
be crowded out.
Man Coughs and Breaks Ribs.
After a frightful coughing spell
a man in Neenah, Wis., felt terrible
pains in his side and his doctor
found two ribs had been broken.
What agony Dr. King's New Dis
covery would have saved him. A
few teaspoonsful ends a late cough,
while persistent use routs obstinate
coughs, expels stubborn colds or
heals weak, sore lungs. I feel sure
its a God-send to humanity, writes
Mrs. Effie Morton, Columbia, Mo.,
"for I believe I would have con
sumption to-day, if I had not used
this great remedy." Its guaranteed
to satisfy, and you can get a free
trial bottle or 50c or $1.00 size at
Penn & Holstein's, W E Lynch &
I wish to remind you of the im
portance of early employment of
teachers. Teachers who are in de
mand do not wait till September or
October for schools.
W. W. Fuller,
Co. Supt. Ed.
Sod rr?ight have bade the earth
Enough for great and small,
The oak tree and the cedar tree.
Without a flower at all.
We might have had enough,
For every want of ours,
For luxury, medicine and toil,
And yet have had no flowers.
Then wherefore, wherefore were
All dyed with rainbow light,
All fashioned 'with supremest
Upspringing day and night:
Springing in valleys green and low,
And on the mountains high,
And in the silent wilderness
Where no man passes by?
Our outward life requires them
Then wherefore had they birth?
To minister delight to man,
To beautify the earth;
To comfort man-to whisper
Whene'er his faith is dim.
For who so careth for the flowers
Will care much more for him!
-Mary Howitt in Union Signal.
"When I was a little boy," re
marked an old man, "somebody
gave me a cucumber in a bottle.
The neck of the bottle was small
and the cucumber so large it wasn't
possible for it to pass through, and
I wondered how it got there. But
out in the garden one day I came
upon a bottle slipped over a little
green fellow, and then I under
stood. The cucumber had grown in
the bottle. And now I often see
men with habits that I wonder any
strong, sensible men could .form,
and then I think that most likely
they grew into them when they
were young and cannot slip out of
them now. They are like the cucum
Ten Things To Do This Month.
1. Keep up rapid, shallow, level
cultivation vf the crops. If a dry
spell comes, all the moisture in the
soil will be needed.
2. Cut the wheat and oats as soon
as they have colored up well. Don't
let them get "dead ripe." Make a
special effort to get them under
shelter or in the stack without inju
ry from rain.
3. Cut grass and red clover when
in full bloom. Much hay is allow
ed to get too ripe.
4. Keep on planting feed crops
jorn for silege, cowpeas, peanuts,
?oy beans, sweet potaf "?s, etc.
5. Look after the farm machine
ry. Build a tool shed, if you have
aone, and keep every implement not
n use under it. Sunshine and rain
lamage many implements more than
;he wear they get^
6. Look to the pastures. Cut
lown weeds, briers, etc.; dig up i
jushes; see that the livestock has
plenty of shade and pure water.
7. Keep an eye on the health of
/our hogs- If any get sick, or if
;holera breaks out near you, get in
,oueh with your State Department
)f Agriculture and prepare to inoc
date against cholera.
8. Clean out this year's strawber
ry beds, and set new ones. Keep
Bordeaux and Paris green handy
or the Irish potatoes. Keep weeds
)ut of the garden and put the cor
ler to work. Plant orchards to
?owpeas or some truck crop.
9. Keep a lookout for "breaks"
>r washes in the fields, and stop
hem at once.
10. Talk it over with the boy or
jirl who wishes to go to college
iext fall and see if you cannot ar
?ange things so he or she can earn
ome extra money--Progressive
BEWARE OF MALARIA.
Maiaria-Chills and Fevera-common
jomplaints among people living in tho
Southeastern States, can be effectively re
ieved in the shortest possible time by
EL L. T.-Richardson's Laxative Tonic
This prescription has been used thirty
ive years by Dr. Richardson, of Anderson,
S. C., in his daily practice as a family
physician, and hos behind it thousands of
:estimonials from many prominent South.
Carolinians and citizens of other neighbor?
ing states. R. L. T. is a wonderful cor
rector of liver troubles and the greatest
tonic on the market today. You can abso
lutely rely on it in any case of chills and
Eever or malarial poison, constipation or
If any member of your family need a
tonic that strengthens and builds, go to
pour druggist today and get a fifty-cent or
a dollar bottle of R. L. T., and watch the
onick, steady improvement. If your drug
gist can't supply you write R. L. T. Co.,
Anderson, S. C.
i^L . L? ."HT'?
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THE MOST PERFECT TONIC
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Diozo drives away :
mice, moths and all in
just harrg it up.
each, lasts i year.
DIOZO CAKES, i5(
lo ns ot spray, or a smal
shovel in closed /oom k
a small piece in the c\
and lice will disappear.
W. E. LYfl
O. P. BRIGHT, Agei
go io School
You have a feeling of seci
ity if there are telephone?
means of protection the
ble value in rural districts
tricts neighbors can co
each other and with the i
Under the plan of til
can secure telephone serv
For information wi
phone Manager, or addre
Farmers* Une IK
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^9 SOUTH PRYOR STRi
Make your porches comfortable
during the summer by using the
celebrated Vudor Porch Shades.
We carry a large supply.
Edgefield Mercantil 3
NOTICE TOJSTOCK RAISERS
My jack will make the
spring season at my farm
near McKendree. Terms,
$10 to insure. Castrating
done by safest and best
methods. Dehorning also
J. C BUZHARDT,
Pleasant Lane, S. C.
A Word to Kodakers
I am carrying a nice line
of cameras and keep films
in stock all the time. Noth
ing but right fresh stock
offered for sale.
Geo. F. Minis
flies, mosquitoes, rats,
isects. Lasts 2 years.
? $1 each, lasts 2 years,
3 each, makes two gal
1 piece used on a hot
ills all all insects, Put
licken nest, and mites
?CH & CO.
ni Edgefield, Aiken
5 in the community. As a
telephone is of inestima
. In widely separated dis
mmunicate quickly with
Le Bell System any farmer
ice at low cost
ite to nearest Bell Tele
MD TELEGRAPH CO.
ic?? ATLANTA. GA. '
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
Whereas, there has been filed
with the County Board of Educa
tion of Edgefield county, state of
South Carolina, a petition of more
than one-third of the resident elec
tors, anda like proportion of the
resident free holders of the age of
21 years of Antioch school dis
trict No. 2, in said county and
state asking an election in said dis
trict for the purpose of voting on
the question of levying and collect
ing an additional special tax of one
mill on the dollar of ail taxable
property of said district to supple
ment the school fund for said dis
Now, therefore, under provisions
of Sec. 120S, General Sehool Law
of South Carolina, it is ordered that
T. B. Quarles, J. L. Johnson, T.
L. Talbert, constituting the regu
lar board of trustees, do hold an
election at Antioch school house
in county and state aforesaid on
Saturday June 29th, 1912, after giv
ing notice of time and place of said
election in some newspaper pub
lished in Edgefield county, and by
posting notices thereof in at least
three public places in said district
two weeks before election.
At this election only such elec
tors as return re-? or personal prop
erty for taxation, and who exhibit
their tax receipts and registration
certificates as required in general
elections, shall be allowed to vote.
At said election each elector fa
voring the proposed levy shall cast
a ballot containing the word "Yes"
written or printed thereon, and
each elector opposed to such levy
shall cast a ballot containing the
word "No" written or printed
thereon. Within ten days after such
election if a majority of those vot
ing shall vote for such levy the
board of trustees shall furnish the
county auditor with a statement of
the amount so levied. The polls
shall open at 8 o'clock a. m., and
close at 4 p. m., and in all respects
comply with Sec. 1208 Codo of
Laws of South Carolina.
W. W. Fuller,
Edwin H. Folk,
County Bd. Ed.
May 25 th, 1912.
'lie Choicest Weaves of the Orient
in nigs, with colors and designs
woven like a poem in fanciful pic*
tures of beautp,!we are showing in
our new stock of fine Oriental rugs.
Our summer styles in carpets are of
pronounced elegance and of exclu
sive patterns, and the values are as
attractive as the goods.
There's strength in Town Talk
Flour as well as fine flavor and
economy. It contains all the nutri
tions parts of the best wheat, none
of it worthless. Bread baked with
it is especially good for children.
Order a sack of Town Talk Flour
to-day. Give the younsters plenty
of the bread baked with it and the
way they'll thrive will do your
We carry a large stock of coffins and caskets from the
cheapest to the highest grade. Our hearse responds prompt
ly! to all calls.
Edgefleld Mercantile Co.
Used in ever increasing
quantities, because the roofs
put on 26 years ago are as
good as new to-day, and have
never needed repairs.
Don't put on that roof
until you see them. ^rr%
Stewart & Kernaghan
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
,Patapsco, Mastodon, and other famous FERTIL
IZEKS of the
Georgia Chemical Works
have an established position which is uuequaled by
any other goods on the market. 3S years of exper
ience and careful study of the fertilizer question
back up every bag of these goods. No such reas
surance as this can be furnished by others. Then
why experiment with the uncertain?
For prices., terms, eto., call on
THE EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE CO.
If you do not get value received for your money. If
you get inferior goods for which you pay as much as
we charge you for the good kind, you can blame only
yourself. Our 20 years experience in the grocery
business and our .'square deal" policy is worth some
thing to the prospective buyer and all we ask is a trial.
"We can deliver the goods/' Groceries and feed for
man and beast.
?RRIIMGTON BROS. & CO.
Office and salesroom 863 Broad Warehouse Ga. Railroad
P. S. Mr. M. Gary Satcher ls with ns and will be glad to see his frienda
The J. Willie Levy Co.
is after you, Mr Man, We want to sell YOU and
your boys your summer clothes, so we are tempting
you with a store full of uncommon values.]
Come and see us before you buy-make our store
your Augnsta headquarters.
Our ladies department is replete with Ready-to
wear shirt waists,suits and dresses. The newest only
The J. Willie Levy Co.,
S22-S24 Broad St.