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Uncle Sem Is S!
This collection of title pages from
government gives some idea of the vi
half of the citizens of the United Stat
the storm-warning flags of the weather
Uncle Sam is not only Big Boss, but
Big Brother, Big Booster and Man
Friday to American business and rap
idly is becoming more so. If the Uncle
Sam machinery in aid of business
were to shut down tomorrow, busi
ness would be in exactly the fix of
Robinson Crusoe minus his faith
ful henchman or of a two-year
old deserted by his eighty-year-old es
cort in the midst of a public play
Scarcely an industry in the whole
field of business can be named to aid
which some government bureau is not
constantly at work. Usually each in
dustry is directly served in various
ways by more than half a dozen fed
For the banker and all who deal
with banks-just about everybody
there's the new federal reserve sys
tem. For shippers and for railways
there's the interstate commerce com
mission. For interstate traders, to
stand guard against "unfair competi
tion," there's that fledgling product of
the progressive movement-the trade
All of which merely touches the high
places. If you are a small farmer
and lack a market for a portion of
your output, the department of agri
culture helps you find it. If you are
a manufacturer and you are seeking
new markets at home or abroad, the
department of commerce points you
th:: best opportunities. The mint serv
ice of the treasury assays the ores
found by thousands of prospectors
every year. Experts test the soil of
thousands of farms every year to de
termine what crops are best adapted
to them. A telegraph and mail news
service operated by the government
for the benefit both of the producers
and dealers in perishable crops has
boen started by the department of ag
The department of labor recently
undertook to provide the American
industrial world with an intelligence
service reflective of labor conditions
the world over and recording the fluc
tuations of supply and demand in vari
ous parts of the United States. The
GREAT POSTAL GAINS SHOWN I
Gross Receipts in 1915 About 7,572
Times as Large as in 1790, First
Full Year of Operation.
From $37,935 in 1790 to $2S7,248,165
In 1915 is the increase in the annual
gross revenue of the post office de
partment since the first full year of
operation of the department, says
Uncle Sam. In other words, the busi
ness in 1915 was about $7,572 times aB
large as it was in 1790.
In 1790 the gross expenditures of
the department were $32,140 and the
total compensation paid to postmast
ers was $8,198. In 1915, the gross ex
penditures of the department were
$298,546,026 and the compensation
paid to postmasters amounted to $29,
Other figures on the 1915 business
Of the post office department give an
idea of the volume of Uncle Sam's
mail for one year. These figures in
clude the following: Number of post
offices, 56,380; miles of mail service
performed, 616,460,121; ordinary post
age stamps issued, 11,226,386,415;
stamped envelopes and wrappers is
sued, 1,793,764,296; postal cards re
ceived, 10,781,927; amount of domestic
money orders issued, $654,139,134;
amount of international money orders
issued, $60,772,073; number of city car
riers, 32,902; annual cost of city car
rier service. $42,038,876; rural delivery
mileage. 1,073.099; cost of rural deliv
ery service. $49,825,000; number of
special delivery pieces delivered, 2S,
486,265; number of postal savings de
positors, 525,414; amount of postal
Bavings deposits, $65,684,708.
Use Parcel Post for Books.
Uncle Sam says an investigation has
shown that the parcel post is used on
an enormous scale by the principal
New York book dealers and that the
percentage of damaged shipments is
Prices Soar In Switzerland.
Uncle Sam says the prices of all
toc?g fn Switzerland have risen on an
average of 71 per cent since June?l,
ri Business Man
a few of the many publications of th?
iriety of Uncle Sam's activities in be
es. Below in the center are shown
results are compiled in the Monthly
Review issued by the United States
bureau of labor statistics.
Recently one of the trade scouts of
a big manufacturing concern read
six lines in the Daily Commerce Re
ports of the department of commerce
-and scored orders from a Portu
guese firm aggregating over $100,000.
There are eight bureaus in the de
partment of commerce. All are con
cerned in some way with industry and
commerce. Largest and most directly
related to business of these eight bu
reaus is the bureau of foreign and
domestic commerce. It gathers trade
information from all over the world
and passes it out to American manu
facturers and exporters. Most of the
information is printed in the Daily
The bureau of mines gave to the
country a process devised by one of
its chemists, Dr. W. F. Rittman, for
the manufacture from petroleum of
benzol and toluol, used in the manu
facture of dyes and high explosives.
This process has since been demon
strated on a commercial scale. Doctor
Rittman also devised a process which
will enable refiners to increase the
output of gasoline from crude petro
leum 200 per cent or even more, the
patent right to this process to be
dedicated to the public to prevent mo
Grain dealers, bankers, and all busi
ness men who look to the prospect
for crops upon general conditions are
always deeply concerned in the in
formation furnished regularly by the
weather bureau and the bureau of crop
If you want to know what's on the
earth or under the earth or the shape
of the earth in the United States, Just
ask the geological survey. There is
constant practical business need for
this information. If a new railway,
electric or steam, is projected, the en
gineers before submitting estimates
of cost first send for the topographic
maps from the geological survey cover
ing the proposed route.
All of which is but a part, and a |
small part, of the story.
Uncle Sam's Cooks $
No, you aren't the only vic
tim of the servant problem.
Here is another sufferer.
Uncle Sam, rich and power
ful, good to his "help," and the
surest pay in the world, can't
keep his cooks any longer or
better than the ordinary sub
urban commuter. He offers them
good pay, easy hours, and lots
of "nights out," but they simply
will not overlook the fact that
they are cooks, bred and born,
and so keep moving on.
United States marine corps
statistics covering the last two
years show a greater percentage
of men deserted who gave occu
pation prior to entry as "cooks"
than any other class enlisted
during the period.
Desertions from the marine
corps are very light at all
times, and were it not for the
cooks, marine-corps officials be
lieve that the "oldest branch of
the service" would have an al
most clean slate with regard to
Old Correspondence Being Saved.
In response to suggestions from
Uncle Sam, many large business
houses are aiding in relieving the
shortage of paper by saving their old
correspondence, which in the past has
been burned. These houses are now
putting old correspondence in with
other waste paper, which finds a ready
sale. One large concern has found a
market in this way for about five hun
dred tons of old correspondence yearly.
Less Canned Fish Imported.
United States Consul Dunlap at
Stavanger, Norway, in a dispatch to
the department of commerce, says the
exports of canned fish to the United
States have fallen off 50 per cent with
in a year. This makes a decrease of j
practically 75 per cent since 1914. An
increased European demand for fish
because of the war is given as the
cauae for the decrease.
Lesson for Mankind in the Sav
ior's Communing With the
Father in Solitude.
What special circumstances were
they which made our Lord seek the
ministry of solitude? If I can only
find out when the master sought the
restoring influence of solitude, it may
indicate to me the times when I should
find the strengthening and the calm
ing influence of solitude ia my own
Jesus of Nazareth -was always hear,
lng bad news. The story of the
world's sin and woe was forever be
ing poured into his sympathetic ears.
But 1 think that if I wished to point
out one day darker than another, I
should select that day when the dis
ciples of John, stunned, bewildered,
broken-hearted, came and told the
Christ that they had just been bury
ing their murdered and headless lead
er. Jesus of Nazareth loved John the
Baptist. He loved him for his fidel
ity, for his humility, for his magnifi
cent subordination of himself to the
purpose of his mission. And now this
faithful friend has been foully butch?
ered! And the story of the great trag,
edy is told so simply. "And John's
disciples came and took up the body
and buried it, and went and told Je
sus." How will he receive the terri
ble news? I am reverently curious
to know how this Jesus will encoun
ter sad news in the shape of a great
affliction. "When Jesus heard of it'
... he departed thence into a des
ert place apart." The first thing he
did was to seek to be alone. When
this cold burden of sorrow touched
his heart, immediately he sought to
be alone with God.
Always "Thy Will Be Done."
We have not been told anything of
those lonely communions which our
Savior had with the Father; but I
think we may infer the character of
them from what we learn elsewhere.
Our Savior was more than once over
heard in prayer, and snatches of his
communion have been preserved for
us. And this was the burden of them
all, "Thy will be done!" When the
cross of life was very heavy, he went
apart, communed with the father, saw
the sure fcundations, gained assur
ance himself, resigned himself anew,
and came forth again clothed with
superlative radiance and power. I
would ask you, then-you upon whom
trouble may fall tomorrow-to re
member the example of your master,
who encountered a great sorrow by
iirst of all going into a place apart,
that there he might be assured of his
Father's presence and sovereignty, and
by the assurance resign himself to
the Father's will.
Let us now take another occasiori
in his life when our Savior sought GCv
ministry of solitude. "And it came
tc pass in those days that he went out
into a mountain to pray, and contin
ued all night in prayer to God." And
why? "And when it was day he called
unto him his disciples, and of them
i he chose twelve." Here is the con
nection-a whole night spent in moun
tain solitude, alone with the Father,
before making a great choice in the
selection cf twelve men. Jesus o?
Nazareth went into solitude before
making great decisions.
God Will Point the Way.
Now, you and I are often under the
necessity of making great decisions,
of choosing one road from many roads.
We have often to take momentous
steps in the way of life. We are often
led up to crises where we know that
decision is pregnant with tremendous
issues. How do we approach such de
Now, God has promised to give
what he calls "tho spirit of wisdom"
to all who seek it. And you remem
ber those words of the apostle James:
"If any man lack wisdom"-not mere
ly bread or shelter-"if any man lack
wisdom"-ideas. Judgment, direction,
insight-"let him ask of God, that
giveth to all men liberally." Wisdom
is the gift of God, as well as daily
bread. He giveth "the spirit of wis
dom" to man. You are face to face
with an emergency which calls for
practical judgment. You get alone,
and seek the presence of the Eternal.
He promises to bestow upon you the
spirit of wisdom; that is to say, as
you commune with him the whole
tone of your spirit will be raised and
purified, and your capacity of moral
discernment and Judgment will be
quickened and enlarged.-Rev. J. H.
Jowett, D. D.
"Out of the Mouths of Babes."
The Bible presents us with a view of
a God vast enough to fill tho infinite
spaces, and tender and loving enough
to flt down by his grace into the
niches and grooves of our innermost
experience. A freethinker met a plain
countryman going to church. He
asked him where he was going. "To
church, sir!" "What to do there?"
"To worship God!" "Pray, tell me
whether your God is a great God or a
little God?" "He is both, sir." "How
can he be both?" "He is so great, slr,
that the heavens cannot contain him,
and so little that he can dwell in my
heart." The freethinker declared that
this simple answer from the plain
peasant had more e?ect upon his mind
than all the volumes which learned
doctors had written against him. The
simple are often wise, and there is no
telling when the Holy Spirit may take
even th6 utterance of a child to con
vince an astute thinker of sin, right
eousness and judgment to come.
A DOtT?k'S REMEDY FOR COUGHS
As a cure for cou ir lin and colds
Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey com
bines these remedies in ju?t the
right piuportion to ?lo the most
good fur slimmer coughs or colds.
A trial will prove the value of this
splendid cough medicine. Dr. Bell's
Pine-Tar-Money soothes the irrita
tion, stops your cough, kills the
cold germs and does you a world of
good. A 25c. bottle will more
than convince you-it will stop
your cough. At druggists. 3
There have been some additional
campaign meetings provided for
Edgefield County, and the dates of
some of the meetings have been
changed by request. Following is
a list of the campaign meetings as
at present fixed:
1st. At Johnston, on Saturday,
2nd. At J. J. GnfhV, on Friday,
3rd. At Colliers on Wednesday,
4th. At .Meeting Street on Thurs
day, August 3rd.
5th. At Red Hill on Saturday,
(Uh. At Ropers on Saturday,
7th. At Trenton on Saturday,
8th. At Edgefield on Saturday,
B. E. NICHOLSON,
If?TK?TxtlTIl 'E !
Our tiour mill is now in opera
tion and will continue throughout
the entire season.
SMITH ROLLER MILL.
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
apply at ODce thc wonderful old reliable DK
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HFAL1NG OIL. a sur
gical dressing that relieves pain and h sn ls a-,
thc same time. Not ? 1iu?:aent. 25c. f*
Notice of Enrollment
Opening Books For Voters In
The Democratic Primary ??
Notice is hereby given, that the
following committees for enrollment
have been appointed to enroll the
voters of Edgefield county in the
Pemocratic Primary for the year
191?, and said books of enrollment
will be opened at the places desig
nated for each club Tuesday, June
Bacon: J M Wright Secretary; G
M Smith, J II Bonknight; at Bouk
Cleveland: C C Jones, Secretary,
.1 W Quarles, T L Talbert: at C ;C
Colliers: Dr J M Grafton, Secre
ary; D T Mathis E B Mathis; at
Edgefield Democratic Club No 1:
Walton Fuller, Secretary; A E Pad
gett, W E Lott; at Jones' store.
Edgefield Democratic Club No 2:
J W Kemp, Secretary; T A High
tower, J D Kera**; at the Edgetield
Lee: W L Coleman, Secretary;
W M Sawyer, John Wright; at G P
Calhoun: A M Clark, Secretary;
J A Lott, J W Hardy; at store of
Lott-Wal ker Company.
Long Branch: E L Scott, Secreta
ry; Luther Yonce, L C Clark; at
Lewis Clark's store.
Meriwether: H F Cooper, Secre
tary; A A DeLaughter, J O Scott
at A A DeLaughter's store.
Meeting Street: J K Allen, Sec
retary; J R Blocker, George Logue,
at J K Allen's residence.
Moss: P W Cheatham, Secretary:
T A Williams, WA Reel; at Reel's
Pleasant Lane: J T McDowell,
Secretary; S T Williams, F L Tim
merman, at F L Timmerman's
Red Hill: H E Quarles, Secreta
ry; H W Quarles, R M Johnson, at
H E Quarles' store.
Ropers: J E Doboy Secretary;
B T Lanham, R A Timraerraan; at
Shaw: W W Wise, Secretary\
G F Long, J R Moss; at J R Moss'
Talbert: J D Hughey,. Secretary;
A Gilchrist, E P Winn; at E P
The qualifications for member
ship in any club of the party and
for voting at a primary are as fol
lows: The applicant for member
ship, or voter, shall be 21 years of
age, or shall become so before the
succeeding general election and be
a white Democrat. He shall be a
citizen of the United States and of
this State. No person shall belong to
any club or vote in any primary un
less he has resided in the State two
To Have A
Conrisht 1909, br C. ?. Zimmermao Co.--.No. 44
F all the unhappy homes,
not one in a hundred has a bank
account and not one home in a hundred who has a
bank account is unhappy. It seems almost foolish to
put it oL any longer, when it is such a simple, easy
matter to start a bank account.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E. Nicholson, vice-President
E. J. Minis, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E.
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims. J. H. Allen.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
South Carolina's Oldest College
One Hundred and Thirty-second Year Begins September 29
Entrance examinations at all the county seats Friday, July 14, at 9:00
Four-year courses lead to the B. A. and B. S. degrees. A two-year
pre-medical course is given.
A free tuition scholarship is assigned to each county of the State.
Spacious buildings and athletic grounds, well equipped laboratories,
unexcelled library facilities.
Expense moderate. For terms and catalogue, address
HARRISON RANDOLPH, President.
yjars and in the county six months
prior to the succeeding general elec
tion and in the club district 00 days
prior to tile first primary following
his offer to enroll; provided that
public school teachers and ministers
of the gospel in charge of a regular
organized church shall be exempt
from the provisions of this section
as to residence, or otherwise quali
fied. Under the rules of a new en
rollment is required.
May 29, 1916.
Mrs. Jay McGee, of Stepb
enville, Texas, writes: "For
nine (9) years, 1 suffered with
womanly trouble. I had ter
rible headaches, and pains in
my back, etc. lt seemed as if
I would die, I suffered so. At
last, I decided to try Cardui,
the woman's tonic, and it
helped me right away. The
full treatment not only helped
me, but it cured me."
The Woman's Tonic
Cardui helps women In time
of greatest need, because lt
contains Ingredients which act
specifically, yet gently, on the
weakened womanly organs.
So, if you feel discouraged,
blue, out-of-sorts, unable to
do your household work, on
account oi your condition, stop
worrying and give Cardui a
trial. It bas helped thousands
of women,-why not you?
Try Cardui, fi-71
See me before insuring else
where. I represent the Epuita
ble Fire Insurance Company of
Charleston and the Southern
Stock Fire Insurance Company
of Greensboro, N. C. I also rep
resent the Life insurance Com
pany of Virginia.
J. T. Harting
At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
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Eyes examined and glasses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
? EDGEFIELD, S. C.