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.Republican Party Completely at
Two Efforts to Sound a Keynote Have
j Been Conspicuously Unsuccessful
-Appeal for Offices Seems to
Be AH That ls Left
The St Louis Republic wonders
upon what issue the Republicans will
appeal to the country this year.
That is a puzzle at this stage of the
?ame. The truth is, the Republicans
are waiting in the hope that events
.will create an issue.
Never in the history of the country
;was a party so at sea with respect to
a campaign issue as the Republicans
They can't plead hard times, be
cause the country i3 prosperous.
They can't attack the federal reserve
System. Their own congressmen sup
ported lt. They can't plead a tariff
.Taw that smashed industry, for indus
(try is reveling in prosperity. They
?can't plead military unpreparedness,
lor they turned the country over to
.the Democratic party In a state of de
plor?le unpreparedness, and the Dem
ocratic administration is repairing
As for the European war, they can't
plead that the administration has been
reckless, for it has kept the country
.at peace: nor can they plead that it
Shas been unmindful of the national
?honor, for it has been dealing with
European controversies in a sane, dig
nified way that promises r'vll recogni
tion of all our rights without resort to
If the Mexican question has been a
source of anxiety and dissatisfaction,
the Republicans are at least as much
responsible as the Democrats are.
Mr. Root tried to sound a keynote in
New York, but he offended the Ger
xnrn-American Republicans throughout
(the country; the Kansas convention
?attempted to sound a keynote, but
they displeased the large number of
.Republicans who are opposed to na
There seems no possible way to
?Rdopt a platform that will not alien
ee multiplied thousand.1) of former Re
* The truth of the matter is, the Re
publicans may as well declare: "We
point with pride to our patriotic will
ingness to serve the people, and view
?with alarm the increasing number of
offices that are held by Democrats."
The only issue upon which they can
agree is the offices.-Houston Post
Bad Bosses Becoming Good,
"i Now that the colonel has made up
^yith Elihu Root, who, more than any"
Other man, helped to deprive him of
?the Republican nomination in 1912,
the day of the grand reconciliation
jyffi penrose, Barnes et al., looms
'brightly in the near future. Por be it
remembered that in the Roosevelt
."theory of politics a boss is bad only
;when he opposes the wishes of the ex
-president. When Penrose supported
fom in 1904 and rolled up an unprece
dented majority in Pennsylvania no
^Fords were^ too warm to_ express the
gratitude of the White ~H??se7 ?nd
OB oir? Penrose is the same in 1912 as
ta 3^04. Theodore Roosevelt, lt "may
\be remarked, is also unchanged. For-,
tuna+ely the people have taken his
pleasure in the intervening twelve
?years, and they can better estimate
^the sincerity of his politics now.-Phil
! Republicans for Wilson.
*j Every straw vote for president
.among Republicans in the West re
peals at a considerable distar.ee from
?the bottom the name of Woodrow Wil
ma. If the choice were between Mr.
Hvilson and any one of the Republic
ans, there is reason to believe that the
Tote for the Democrat would be very
iinnch larger. We have in this situa
tion an epitome of the problem that
confronts the opposition to the ad
ministration. First, there is the dif
ficulty of uniting upon any one candi
'flate. Secondly, is the certainty that
there are plenty of Woodrow Wilson
1 The administration's critics have
-found an opportunity to asrail the
president because there is only a sin
4gle-track railroad to bring up the sup
plies for General Funston's troops. A
?fully competent president would have
^arranged to have Villa accessible from
*a four-track system, with concrete au
tomobile roads and plenty of facilities
Reported in Washington that Theo
dore Roosevelt is in a fair way to run
-off with the Republican presidential
nomination regardless of the dishes or j
protestations of tho "Old Guard" lead
ers. Why regardless of? Better say
because of. .Mere mention of "Old
.Guard" drives a lot of voters to the
Where the Colonel Stands.
Our neighbor the Sun is manifest
"tog a good deal of impertinent curi
iosity to know if the colonel would re
|gard war with Mexico as "a just war,"
ior war with Germany as "a just war." j
'There is a uniform rule which the Sun :
,cau apply for itself if it is so minded. :
..Any war in which the colonel involved
the country would be "a just war." j
.Any war in which the country beedina 1
involved without the active assistance
and encouragement of the colonel
-would be an unjust war.-New York
GOOD GREEN MANURING CROP
Big Value of Sweet Clover ls to Turn
Under to Improve Soil-Foliage
Has Bitter Taste.
(By C. B. HUTCHISON. Missouri Col
lege of Agriculture.)
The chief value of sweet clover for
Missouri conditions is as a green ma
nuring crop. Being a legume, it has
the power of gathering nitrogen out of
the air and storing lt in the soil by
means of the bacteria which live upou
its roots. Since it makes such a heavy
rrowth and does well on thin lands, it
makes a good crop to turn under to im
prove the soil.
The value of sweet clover as a pas
ture or hay crop ls much disputed.
Some farmers regard it as practically
worthless and consider lt a weed, while
others apparently have had good suc
cess with feeding lt. Its foliage has a
bitter taste due to the Cumarin it con
tains and its stenw? have a tendency to
become woody as they mature. If not
allowed to become too rank liefere pas
turing, or if cut for hay before the nrst
bloom buds appear, these two objec
tionable features may l>e avoided to a
considerable extent und very good feed
obtained. It nos been found, too, that
stock will learn to eat it and after be
ing fed or pastured on it do not ohject
to tlie bitter taste, as at first. Since
lt ls a bien niai, sweet clover may take
the pince rrf red clover In the rotation
on those lands where the latter does
not thrive well, but on the best iands
lt cannot compete with either red clo
ver or alfalfa for hay.
The fact that fhe bacteria tn the
nodules on Its roots are capable of in
sulating alfalfa has led to the idea
that it Ls a valuable crop to occupy the
lund immediately before seeding al
falfa. This may sometimes be done,
but usually lands that have never
grown sweet clover ne^-d Inoculation
f<>r it as well as for alfalfa. It has
been found necessary to inoculate the
soil on the expriment station field at
Columbia for sweet clover, and even
with tills precaution considerable diffi
culty has been experienced in getting
n stiiml. It ls evident, then, thar it ls
frequently more difficult to obtain a
good stand that one might expect from
a general survey of the habits and
characteristic of the plant.
MOST PROFITABLE OF CROPS
Sweet Potato of Great Value as Food
for Human Beings and Animals;
Has Industrial Value.
Whether it is to be used as a food
for the table, as a feed crop for ani
mals or u producer of starch, the sweet
potato is probably one of the most
profitable crops the South Carolina
fanner can grow.
The best method of planting sweet
potatoes is with cuttings from vines,
?f slip beds were not set out early
enough this year for plants to be suf
ficiently large for good vine cuttings at
this time, or if no slips were grown,
it is advisable to buy cuttings from a
neighbor. Planting slips is more ex
pensive Ulan vine cuttings. Besides,
the fungi which produce rots are less
likely to he carried on a vine cutting
than on slips pulled directly from the
old iHitatnes. Thus i>otatoes grown
from vine cuttings will probably be
fVoor from rot than those grown from
A fertilizer suggested for sweet po
tatoes is 500 pounds kauit, 300 pounds
Sweet Potato Leaf Roller.
cotton seed meal ami 200 pounds of 16
per cent phosphate. This should be
applied at the rute ol* SOO tu 1,00X1
pounds per acre.
Frequent shallow cultivation is im
portant in sweet potato growing, as in
the culture of many other crops.
Clemson College Bulletin.
iBy li. L,. KEMPSTER, .Missouri College
As the chicks grow they need more
room. It does not pay to let them
Beware of musty, moldy, sour or
decayed food. It is sure to cause
Tough grass is of no value ns u
green "food. Better sow some quick
Feed hoppers greatly reduce the
work. If they are kept filled, the
chicks will never go hungry.
('rit and oyster shell 'should be in
cluded in the ration for both young
and old. To neglect this would be
Young stock will do better if nwt
compelled to pick their living with the
old. There will also be less trouble
Shade Ks one of the mosfimportnnt
essentials during the hot months. Get
tile chicks into the orchard and corn
field. It is uot too lute to pliant sun
TO AVOID EGG LOSSES
Cause of Great Trouble to Pro
ducer and Consumer.
Investigators Find That Approximate
ly Four Per Cent Are Cracked
Much Depends on Quality of
Cracked eggs are the cause of great
trouble and loss to the egg Industry
from producer to consumer. Every
time an egg is handled on the farm
or elsewhere it ls likely to get shell
damage. Occasionally the hen cracks
an egg, but that is seldom. The fann
er cracks some on the farm, and by
the time he has hauled them to the
country store or to the shipper investi
gators find that approximately four
per cent are cracked and one-tenth of
one per cent mashed or leaking. If
the country storekeeper rehandles the
eggs and hauls them to the egg shi]?
per, the number of cracked eggs is
increased to about six per cent. In
addition, three-tenths of one per cent
are mashed eggs or leakers that must
be thrown out. If, however, the coun
try storekeei>er ' sends the cases of
eggs to a nearby shipper by local
freight, the total of cracked eggs has
risen at the end of the journey to ap
proximately seven per cent, and one
per cent more ure mashed or leaking.
The damage when eggs reach the big
cities after a haul of 1,000 miles or
more will depend upon the quality of
the egu packing, the way the lot is
placed in the car, and the way the
railroad hauls the car, especially when
switching. When the eggs are shipped
in cur lots and both shippers and car- \
riera do their work well, transit dam
Excelsior Buffing Properly Placed in
Case Makes an Even Soft Cushion
Which Prevents Eggs From Shifting.
Excelsior Buffing Improperly Used, In
creases Rather Than Prevents Egg
Breakage in Case and Distributes
Pressure Unevenly on Top Layer.
age ls kept down to as little as one
per cent, Including cracked, mashed
arid leaking eggs. "?^?f?S?SS5Sr*
Approximately one egg in two cases
gets mashed or becomes a leaker on
the railroad trip. But when eggs are
shipped in less than cur lots, the trans
it damage is generally multiplied many
times. The total damage from all
handlings of eggs between the hen and
the consumer, investigations show, is
certainly not less than ten per cent,
and may be even greater. The ten
eggs out of 100 that ure damaged cou
sist of about eight eggs which are low
ered in value hy cracking and about
two eggs which are n total loss.
The following rules for shippers, if
practiced, will prevent cracks:
(1) Use only new, strong, standard
egg cases, having five, or better, six,
three-penny, cement-coated nails at
each joint. See that the partition is
exactly in the center.
(2) Use "m?dium," "three-pound."
or "No. V fillers and fiats. The
"three-pound" filler gives general snt
[sfnctlon. Be sere that they are new,
and that the tips are not bent or soft
ened. At least five times ns many
eggs break in fillers that have been
used us when they are new ?ind firm.
(.".) Xever fail to put excelsior,
cork shavings, or the little "quarter
filler" In the bottom of the case so
that the eggs will have un even cushion
under them : and he sure to spread ex
celsior evenly arni plentifully over the
top flat, or put in a corrugated board
in place of the excelsior. The top lay
er has generally twice as many eggs
broken in transit as has any other lay
er in the case.
(4) He sure the lid is put on the
case so that it tits and Is on straight.
In nailing the lid down see that the
three-penny, cement-coated nails all ?
take hold .and go squarely into the j
wood. Use six of them at each end.
GROWING CHICKS AND FOWLS
Those Not Permitted free Range Must
Have Variety of Feed or Results
Will Be Poor.
While growing chicks and fowls
which have free range on a farm will
do well in sumiller on most any kind of
feeding, those that have not free range
and cannot b:flnnee their ration them
selves, must have a variety of food or
resells will not prove profitable.
Notice of Final Settle
ment and Discharge.
To all whom these presents may
Whereas J. H. Stone has made
application unto this Court for
t Final Settlement and Discbarge
in re the Estate of Mrs. Leila L.
These are therefore to cite any and
all Creditors and Kindred, or Par
ties interested to show cause before
me at my office at Edgefield C. H.,
S. C., on the 28th day of August,
A.D., 1016 at ll o'clock a. m..
why said order of discharge should
not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
Judge of the Court of Probate for
E. C., S. C.
July 25, 1916.
We have the agency for Ford auto
mobiles for the western part of Edge
field county. There is no better car on
the market for the money. The Ford
owners who have thoroughly tested
these cars will tell you that. Ix you
want a car, drop us a card and we will
call on you and demonstrate the Ford
W. F. RUSH & CO.
PLUM BRANCH. S. C.
Clark's Hill, S. C., Dealer in Light
ing Plants and Water Works.
Bank of Parksvilie
Pays Five Per Cent, on Time
.r Certificates of Deposits
We have all the resources of
this big country behind us to
lend you money to the txtent of
We are Conservative
We are Safe
GEO. F. M IMS
Eyes examined and glasses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD. S. C.
Notice to Creditors and
In re the Estate of Mrs. Leila L.
Stone. Notice is hereby given to all
creditors of the estate of Mrs. Leila
L. Stone, dec'd., to render to the
undersigned an account of their de
mands duly attested, on or before
the 28th day of August, A. D., 1010
or be barrel, and all persons in
debted lo said estate must make
J. H. STONE.
Adm. Est. Mrs. Leila L. Stone,
THE FARMERS BANK OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Capital and Surplus Profits.$120,000.00
Total Assets Over- - -.$400,000.00
STATE,. COUNTY AND TOWN DEPOSITORY
Does a General Banking Business. Offers its Services to You as a Safe
Guardia.': . nd Depository for Your Money.
Invest in One of Our Certificates of Deposits Bearing Interest.
It is a better investment for you than a mortgage of real estate.
You do not have to consult an attorney about titles. It does not shrink
in value like lands and houses. You do not have to insure against fire.
Finally you do not have to employ an attorney to foreclose to get your
money. You can get your interest and principal the day it falls due.
Safety is the First Consideration in Placing Your Earnings.
J. C. LEE, President F. E. Gibson, Sec. and Treas.
FARMERS, MERCHANTS, BUILDERS,
If you are going to build, remodel or repair,
we invite your inquiries.
COMPLETE HOUSE BILLS A SPECIALTY.
We manufacture and deal in doors, sash, blinds
stairs, inteiior trim, store fronts and fixtures,
pews, pulpits, etc., rough and dressed lumber,
lath, pine and cypress shingles, flooring, ceiling
Distributing agents for Flintkote roofing
Estimates cheerfully and carefully mane.
Woodard Lumber Co.
Corner Roberts and Dugas Streets,
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ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
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