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No tomnxmications will be published
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Gar's of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu
und Political Notices published at
Wednesday, April 18
John Barleycorn will be made to
beav a large share of the war tax.
None of us mind being made to see
stars-if they adorn Old Glory.
"Food Crops First." should bethe
slogan throughout Edgefield county.
Cotton continues to go up and down.
And it may be mostly down next fall.
Let the canning season open early
~ and keep it open late. Can everything
It is said that married men make the
best soldiers, being already inured to
Though somewhat misspelled, this
rendition, Austria-Hungry, portrays
conditions in central Europe.
This is nojtime for idlers. If every
body already works on your place but
father, then father must get to work,
The farmer who does not raise food j
for man and beast on his farm, espe
cially at this time, is not worthy the
name of farmer.
If the government is determined to
order out the married men too, it
should at least put ail bachelors in the
Baseball fans are paying tribute to
Mars, having cancelled many of the
games that were scheduled for the ap
If you desire to be classed among
those who pronounce correctly, in
using^the word^aso^e^hvays place
Profitting by experiences of the re
cent past, the government will chinl
all the cracks so as not to allow am
"leaks" in the war department.
As it requires the same civic pre
paredness for this war as for the bol
weevil, may it not be said of the far
mer who prepares that he squelches E
German and a boll weevil with thc
It is equally as important that this
country raise adequate food sup
plies as it is that it raise an army. If
you can not or will not serve at the
front, will you not serve at home?
As "bread"is the staff of life, " the
fellow who plants all cotton this ye?r
will have nothing to lean upon next
fall when ail of the Western foodstuffs
are sent across the Atlantic.
The appearance of the storage room
of the depot during these last days of j
the gallon-a-month law leads one to
believe that hundreds of our people are |
practicing preparedness-preparing for j
the drought that begins April 26.
In the campaign for food prepared
ness, all that is asked or expected of j
the South is that we grow at least as
much food stuff as we consume. Is
- this not a reasonable request? Then,
will you not do your part?
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Every farm should be a base of sup
plies during the present war. If
America is to be victorious, it is just
as necessary that the food supply of
the country be increased as it is that
the supply of munitions of war be
Return to Wooden Vessels.
From the day Columbus stumbled
upon a new world, making the journey
across the ocean in wooden vessels,
great forward strides have been made
in navigation. Science and invention,
together with the development of elec
tricity, have made possible many things
of which the discoverer of America did
not dream. Yet the exigencies of war
that now confront 'us cause a return
to wooden craft, in order to make
quickly available a supply of vessels
for transportingsupphes and munitions
of war across the Atlantic to the Al
lies. The wholesale destruction of ves
sels by German submarines has made
this return to the old way necessary.
In our eagerness to adopt new things,
let us not dispise the old, lest the
vicissitudes of fortune cause us to re
turn to the despised old way or old
Allies Now Prepared.
The tide of battle in the great Eu
ropean war has changed, and this
change is evidently a result of pre
paredness on the part of the Allies.
When the war began the Germans
had two advantages, which enabled
them to win with more or less ease a
series of signal victories. In the first
place, for the past 40 years more than
half of the nation's revenue or taxes
had been spent in making preparations
for war. Furthermore, the rank and
file of Germany's citizenship was be
ing trained in the art of war while her
peace-loving next-door neighbors, Eng
land and France, were pursuing the
even tenor of their way, not suspect
ing that they were so soon to become
victims of a designing foe.
Another advantage which Germany
had in the beginning of the struggle
was the lack of preparedness on the
part of the Allies. This lack of pre
paredness was repeatedly evidenced by
the failure of the Allies to wage an
aggressive war, nearly always being
found on the defensive. However, it
is different now. The erstwhile invin
cible Hindenburg has met his Welling
ton in the person of the intrepid Haig,
and the preponderence of preparedness,
of men and of military skill, will con
tinue with Haig.
The Allies now have millions of sea
soned soldiers at the front as brave
and as effective as the millions that
Germany trained in time of peace. The
Allies also now have an adequate
supply of munitions as powerful and as
death-dealing a3 those the Germans
devised during the 40 years of peace.
Not only have the Allies all of this and
more but they have the 100,000,000 of
Americans to drav, "rom, to say noth
ing of our banks and foundries and
Thanks to the God of battles, the
Allies' cuo of preparedness is now
heaped up and running over, This be
ing true, there can be but one result
the complete overthrow of the Ho
Acquire the Saving Habit.
The commission appointed on civic or
food preparedness for South Carolina
hopes to stimulate or increase food
production 25 per cent., and the mem
bers also express the belief that the
food supply can be increased an addi
tional 25 per cent, through economy
and systematic saving in the home.
The Southern people have been train
ed to be wasteful without being con
scious of it. For generations they
have dispensed hospitality in a lavish
manner, losing sight of the fact that
along with this generous hospitality
UKe tnis, when our country is confront
ed with a food fanrine, such waste ai
. is found in the average Southern hom?
_ is almost criminal.
Next to that of sending men to the
front when the government's plans foi
service are completed, the South's
j duty is to increase, here on our farms,
the supply of food. The Allies of
Europe, whose storehouses are wei!
, nigh depleted, will need all and more
foodstuffs than we can supply from our
national food reserve. The South, be
I ing a greater consuming than producer,
has heretofore drawn heavily upon
this reserve. This country will not be
unable to supply the food needed in
Europe, unless the South at least sus
tains itself, instead of drawing upon
other sections for meat, cereals and
other every-day necessities.
In addition to increasing the acreage
of food crops, begin now to practice
systematic saving of food in the home.
This will not only reduce the cost of
living, when prices are highest since
the War Between the Sections, but it
will leave a larger reserve to be sent
abroad. Let each head of a family
counsel with the members of the home
circle and decide upon some definite
plan of reducing consumption in the
home. For example, serve only one
kind of starch food at a meal and serve
meat only once a day, omitting meat
altogether one day in the week. If
you are inclined to believe such a course
would be a hardship, think of the con
dition of the Germans, Belgians and
millions of others in Europe who have
not eaten a "square meal" in two
years and who have practically no
meat or grease of any kind.
Let us increase the food supply avail
able for shipment abroad, first, by in
creasing production and, second, by
curtailing consumption in the form of
Meeting of Church Officers.
The next meeting of the Confer
ence of church officers of the Edge- i
field Baptist Association will be ;
held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, at .
IYenton, on Tuesday, April 24, be- |
finning at 10:00 a. m., with ses- t
?ions morning and afternoon. The 1
adies of Ebenezer congregation c
viii serve luncheon to the visitors, j
Ul church officers-including pas- v
ors, deacons, treasurers and Sunday t
ebeol superintendants, are invited. c
Thc Union Meeting for the sec- -
md Division will also be held at j,
his church, April 28th and 29th. _
Joseph A. Gaine9, b
Sec. of the Conference. a
Former Edgefield Citizen Makes
Earnest Appeal to Patriot
ism of Our People.
Not for a day since I left Edge
field six years ago has my interest
in and love for the dear old town
and county been shaken. To me it
is still the dearest spot on earth. I
love to think of her people as the
descendants of a loyal and patriotic
race. I am proud of her record. I
am proud of the brave men and
women that she has produced. In
war or in peace they are the equal
of any. In all emergencies they
have responded to tin call of duty
and have measured up to the full
expectations. This is true of the
Revolution against England and
the second war with her in 1812.
In 1860 they needed no urging. In
1876 it was Edgefield men who re
deemed South Carolina.
Now that we need men (leaving
out the question of riuht or wrong)
to defend our honor, what is going
to be the attitude of Edgefield?
Are they waiting to be conbcripted?
I hope not. Men who tight because
of patriotism alone make good
soldiers. They tight for principle
and not pay. Had it not been for
this feeling there would have been
no battle at Lexington, none at
Fort Sumter; Edgefiield could not
today boast of Butler, Gary, Long
street, Bonhara and Bland. I said
I was proud of Edgefield's history.
Last summer I had the pleasure of
visiting the battlefield of Chicka
manga. I stood at the foot of
Snodgrass Hill and looking across
the road I noticed a marker. On
inspecting it closely, I saw written
there the names of Edgefield's
brave men who captured the artil
lery of the enemy. History records
no braver charge than that of the
South Carolina regiment under
command of the gallant and intre
pid Lieut. Col. Elbert Bland. It
was in this charge that he c ave his
life for liberty and right. There is
also inscribed on the tablet the
name of Capt. Jerry Goggans.
Capt. Goggans was the junior Capt.
of the regiment and when the bat
tle's smoke cleared away he was in
command, the others having given
their lives for their country. Edge
field men! Have you lost the spirit
of these men? Shall posterity say
that Edgefield men in a crisis like
this were wanting in patriotism?
God forbid. Where is Collett, the
equal of Blucher; Blocker, the Na
poleon of Edgefiield? Where is
Evans? Has he forgotten the gal
laut rftBr:ap nf hir Fnthnr? YrYrm.
- is W. E. B. Thorapkins, the gw^
? son of Elbert Bland? Where i
; Capt. Wallace Thorapkins whose ar
cestors onboth sides rendered valian
? service to their country? Where i
Herbert Bunch, Luther Brunso
1 and other descendants of loya
soldiers? President Wilson tori
Gov. Manning has called upor
South Carolina to take up arms it
defence of our beloved country,
As jet I have failed to see an Edge
field man respond to the call. ]
cannot understand it. Let it no
be said that Edgefield men wen
drafted into the service, but lei
them respond quickly to the call,
and I daresay their record in any
service they may be called on to
perform will be a credit to Edge
n'eld and the State. I have already
offered my services to the Secretary
of War, and should he call on me,
I would esteem it the greatest privi
lege to cast my lot with men with
Edgefield blood in their veins.
There is another matter that I
wish to touch upon before I close
(and it is an importrnt one, now
that we are at war) the importance
of food production. While Edge
field has produced great soldiers and
eminent statesmen, she is behind in
the production of foodstuffs and
good roads. Edgefield farmers
must raise enough this year for
home consumption, or they will suf
fer. The farmers of Orangaburg,
I am glad to say, alvvays do this.
During the six years I have lived
here the merchants have not sold,
altogether, a hundred bushels of
corn. I can start out today, and
from nine out of ten farms, can
buy corn, meat and lard. In order,
however, that they may be sure of
having enough for next year, many
have plowed up cotton and planted
the land in corn. The packing
house at Orangeburg has been a
means of stimulating the farmers
to raise more live stock. Our
creamery, too, is drawing them
iway from too much cotton. The
matter of building a large cannery
s being agitated, and no doubt will
je ready for the farmers in time for
.he surplus vegetables. Aside from
.he necessity of a greater food pro
luction this year, these enterprises
viii furnish them a home market
br any surplus they may have. I
rill say for them that the bulk of
he stock in the packing house,
reamery and canning factory, was
ubseribed by the farmers of Orange
iurg and Calhoun counties. Why
an't Edgefield do as well? Orange
urg has responded to the call with
full company, and she will re
spond with her quoto of food pro
ducts. Shall Edgefield be less
patriotic? Let the Chamber of
Commerce wake up and get busy.
[ want to see Edgefield in the ranks
of patriotism; I want to see her
progressive and enterprising.
A. A. Glover,
.North, S. C.
Grateful For Prizes.
We desire to express our apprecia
tion and thanks to the following gen
tlemen for their generosity in giving
the prizes for Field Day:
Penn & Holstein, Fountain Pen.
Collett & Mitchell, Toilet Water and
and Base Ball.
Reynolds & Padgett, Tie and Sox.
Dorn & Mims, Tie and Sox.
W. W. Adams & Co., Knife
Stewart & Kernaghan, Knife.
L. T. May, Knife.
W. H. Turner, Ribbon and Hose.
L. W. Cheatham, Box of Candy.
J. C. Sheppard-$5.00.
0. Sheppard, $2.00.
A. E. Padgett, $3.00.
Dr. J. S. Byrd, $1.50.
J. W. Thurmond, $1.00.
Dr. J. G. Tompkins, $2.00.
T. J. LYON, President,
County Teachers Association.
We can save you money on Dry j
Goods and Shoes. Our stock is now |
complete. Smith-Marsh Co.
There were two cc
tract ten points from 1
Tickets will be
For further infoi
nearest Ticket Agent o
Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Stephens, of
Kdgeh'eld county, announce the en
gagement of their daughter Anna
Beatrice, to Mr. Julius Marshall
Vann, of Trenton, the marriage to
take place at the home of the bride,
'Manolis Heights," in May.
The above announcement will be
the occasion of eordial interest, both
in Georgia and South Carolina, as
the young couple are well known
and prominently connected in both
states. Miss Stephens is a very
charming and pretty girl, and has
many friends and admirers in Au
gusta, where she often visits, and
where she was at school at St. Ma
ry's- Mr. Vann was educated at
Porter's Military College and has
since made his home in Trenton,
whore he is a prosperous , plan ter.
Hearty congratulations will be
extended Miss Stephens and Mr.
Vann from their many friends.
Special Sugar and Flour)
sale for one day only, Satur
day, April 21.
1 sack Sugar . . . $2.45
1 sack Fancy Pat. Flour 1.45
core in Contests on I
Boys Over 14|Boys Under 14 Me
?ntests in which Edgefield had no oppositi
;>er total score, making 77 instead of 87 a
r, South C
; on sale April 23, :
t April 28, on which
ip must be complel
e Low Fares From
oration concerning fares
R. McMILLIN, District Pass
228 Eighth Street, i
Opera House Friday Evening, April
20th, Consisting of Songs, Jokes and
Mrs. P. M. Feltham, Interlocutress,
Horace Jones End Woman,
Miss Rosa Parker, Mr. Steven Scurry,
Miss Charlo tte Strother,
Mr. Hampton Smith,
Miss Ruth Lyon,
Miss Emmie Edmunds,
Miss May West,
Mr. Harrison Parks.
Opening song, "Wey Down in Al
Song, Little Adelina Patti.
The March of the Pickaninnies.
C'rset seen from Miss Minerva and
William Green Hill.
Mrs. Black's Pink Tea. A Minstrel
Farce for Women.
Cast of Characters:
Mrs. Black, (long on mistakes)
Mrs. Lovick Smith,
Mrs. White, (a plain spoken woman)
Miss Evelyn Edmunds,
Miss Brown, a guest,
Miss Charlotte Strother,
Mrs. Grey, a guest,
Miss Virginia Simkins,
Mrs. Green, a guest,
Miss Anna Bee
Mrs. Blue, a guest,
Miss Permelia Hudgens,
Mrs. Red, a guest,
Miss Ruth DeLoach,
Saratoga Washington, the Maid,
Miss Hortense Woodson,
Rochester Lincoln, the washerwoman,
Miss Ruth Lyon,
Pansy Black, Mrs. B's. daughter,
Miss Ouida Pattison.
25c. Admission to Everybody.
on. This would sub
24 and 25, final
and schedules apply