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Wednesday, Mav 16
How large a block of the liberty
loan will you take?
King George of England will proba
bly lose his crown along with Kaiser
The shortage of wheat has made
strawberry shortcake shorter than
Russia to build 60 new railways, says
a headline. We would rather hear of
their building a stable government.
As their Macedonian cry, the French
are urging Americans to send them
l'Men and munitions; gold and guns."
Unless the weather man gives us
more seasonable weather, he should be
sent to the front with the first detach
Notwithstanding the fact that Green
ville claims to be a healthy city, the
judge of probate issued 23 "quart"
permits up to noon on Monday.
This thing they call 'leparate peace"
is no peace at all. There can come no
real lasting peace to the world until
autocracy is supplanted by democracy.
The concussion of the big guns that
are being fired along the battle line of
northern France causes windows to
rattle 60 miles away. Those are some
The Baptist divine who stated from
his pulpit in New York Sunday that
"Mr. Roosevelt is the greatest man on
American soil to-day" went justa lit
tle too far.
The News and Courier put Greenville
on the map by its very excellent write
up of the Mountain City in the 48
page supplement of Tuesday.
It has leaked out in Washington that
the War Department is preparing for
a three-years war. By the expiration
of that time there will but little left
Considering the high price of sugar,
Mother Nature can help out the food
situation wonderfully by supplying us
with blackberries just a little sweeter
?Jf the two great national parties can
lay aside their political differences and
unite in the defense of our common
country, 3urely local parties or factions
in the States should do likewise.
On account of the shortage of soap
in Paris the men have decided to let
their beard grow instead of shaving.
Then, the women, in turn, should let
up on paint and powder, so as to con
serve the supply of these necessities.
'The fact thaf. the Russian alphabet
contains; 35 letters, probably accounts
for some of the illiteracy that is a
mill-stone around that country's neck.
More of us would have less "book
learnin" if we had to master 35 letters
instead of 26.
The presenting of a miniature replica
in gold of the Statue of Liberty to
Gen. Joffre by the city of New York
was a very graceful act, especially
when it is recalled that the original
Statue was presented to the United
States by France.
Evangelist Billy Sunday has under
taken a man's job: that of reforming
New York. In his sermon Sunday
night the evangelist said: "The church
man who rents his propertv for booze
selling or who stands for it in any
other way is so low down he'd have to
take an airship to fly up to hell."
If the officials all down the line are as
dilatory in organizing and equipping an
army as congress is in passing the
?.rmy bill and setting the machinery in
operation, Christmas will come before
any fighting under Old Glory will be
America has money, men and muni
tions but we seem to lack leaders who
can do things. Practically unlimited
means for prosecuting a vigorous war
are available in every form but organi
zation is necessary to get actual re
Food Crops Can Yet Be Planted.
It appeared for a time that tha food
preparedness campaign was launched
too late to bring practical results. But
this systematic agitation has been on
for more than a month and it is yet
time to plant almost a dozen food crops
in this section. The season is well ad
vanced but Deas, potatoes, peanuts,
corn, beans and other crops can yet be
planted with entirely satisfactory re
sults. If cotton fails to come up to a
good stand, plow it up and plant addi
tional food crops. You will profit by
As proof that the people of the West
themselves believe food-stuffs will be
higher we point to a town in Kansas,
one of the leading wheat growing
States in the country. During the past
month the merchants of Farlington,
Kansas, sold $12,000 worth of wheat
products, while the normal sales
amount to only about $2,000 per month.
This enormous increase indicates that
the consumers expect higher prices
and are anticipating their wants by
filling their pantries now.
Parcel Post a Blessing.
The statement was given out a few
days ago to the effect that only two
of the eight large express companies
are making money. Some of them are
actually operating at a loss. Not many
years ago these large corporations
were very arrogant and arbitrary in
their dealings with the public, charging
enormous rates and making tremend
ous dividends for their stockholders.
Finally, the people arose in their might
and, through their representatives in
. congress, threw off the galling yoke of
the express companies by establishing
the parcel post system, which proved
popular from the outset. The govern
ment transports merchandise through
the mails at a much cheaper rate than
the express companies charged.
The stockholders of these large cor
porations have nobody to blame for their
misfortune except themselves. JThey
brought about their own dofWifall
through their exorbitant rates and ar
bitrary dealings with the public. But
little sympathy will be extended them,
even if they do operate at a loss.
No Favoritism in Registration.
Washington, May 10.-To dis
pose of any fear that county and
city registration boards will exer
cise favoritism in enrolling soldiers
under the selective draft act, Pro
vost Marshal General Crowder is
sued a statement tonight declaring
such tactics to be virtually im
possible because of the explicit
terms in which the act is drawn.
Me warned registration officials that
favoritism easily could be detected
and would be punished with heavy
'Every precaution," said the
statement, "will be taken to make
it certain that the registration will
be conducted with exact justice."
"The law is specific and allows
no latitude to the boards, either in
the matter of registration or in the
later matter of exemption from
service. In fact, the law is self
executing. Every man within the
age limits fixed by the selective
service act must register and the
penalty of the law for evasion of
registration will fall not only on
the man who fails to appear but on
any member of a registration board
who may be shown to be in col
lusion with the person who attempts
to escape his duty.
"Further than this, the registra
tion boards will never act as ex
emption boards except in certain
specific cases, such as where a
vouner man who has registered shall
claim to be employed in a federal,
State or local office and thereby
does come within the exemption
clause of the statute. In cases like
this the facts must be entered
officially and attested.
"So far as the other reasons for
exemptions under the law are con
cerned, exemptions for men engaged
in pursuits in which their work is
more valuable at home than in the
service, the authority will lie with a
board of higher jurisdiction.
"The law provides the penalty of
imprisonment with no alternative of
a tine for any official or any regist
ered man who shall make a false
lvturn or connive at such a practice.
The safeguards against favoritism
and evasion are ample."
Twelve Training Camps in
Twelve divisional training camps
will be established in the South
eastern Department in the immediate
future, according to an announce
ment made yesterday at the depart
ment headquarters in the People's
Building. The War Department
has authorized these camps, and
ordered that sites be obtained and
work be started as soon ab practic
Available locations for auch
camps have been surveyed and con
sidered, already, in many portions
of the territory embraced by the
department. Especially is this true
in the States along the Atlantic
coast, where sites have been visited
by army officials in the last few
It is believed that definite an
nouncement ot the places chosen for
these concentration centers will be
made public in a few days. Maj.
Gen. Leonard Wood, commanding
the department, who will arrive in
Charleston today, will give this
matter early attention.
No information was given out at
headquarters as to the locations
which have been inspected by the
department. However it is general
ly known that army officers visited
Charleston a few months ago and
made a tour of the surrounding
territory, seeking suitable sites for
an army camp.
The Southeastern Department
will have twice as many training
camps as any other department, the
other departments having been alot
ted from one to six This is be
cause ot the large area embraced
under the Southeastern Depart
Approximately 360,000 men will
be in the twelve camps, in this de
partment, as there will be a full
division of about 30,000 men at
each of the centers. |
Six full divisions of National
Guardsmen from Northern States
will ba mobilized in camps in this
department for training.
There will be separate camps for
National Guardsmen and the men
who are raised under the selective
At each of the camps there will
be a remount station, where ap
proximately 8,000 horses and mules
will be kept on band for use in the
The troops gathered in these
camps for training will not be hous
ed in tents, but more substantial
shelter will be constructed.
It is estimated that the pay roll
of a division, which in this instance
will be the pay roll of each camp
will amount to $500,000 a month;
8180,000 will be expended by each
for food, and forage will cost an
other ?25,000 a month.
For a division a tract of from 700
to 1,000 acres of reasonably level
land will be required.
Comprising a division, there are
troops of all arras, a division being
an array, complete in itself. The
usual composition of a division is
three brigades of infantry, a brig
ade of artillery, a regiment of cal
vary, and auxiliary troops, consist
ing ol' the sigual corps section and
According to Major C. ?. Hol
bourne, chief of staff on General
Wood's staff, it will probably be
Ithree months before the twelve
camps are ready for the receipt of
troops. As soon as suitable sites
have been selected the work of'flt
ting up the camps will be started,
and ii appears that these camps will
be in readiness for use when the
first batch of 500,000 drafted men
is called to the colors.-News and
Ten Million Subject to Selective
Washington, May 12.-Ten mil
lion men in the United States will
be subject to the selective conscript
ion on July 1, within the ages
agreed upon in the conference re
port on the war ai my bill, Director
Rogers, of the Census Bureau, an
nounced today. This number of
men between the ages of 21 and 30
inclusive, represents very nearly 10
per cent of the total estimated popu
lation of between 103,000,000 and
104,000,000 on July 1, 1917.
Of these conscription eligibles the
bureau estimates Alabama will have
209,000.900; Arkansas 156,000.600;
Florida 95,000.300; Georgia 255,
000.400; Kentucky 202,000.200;
Louisiana 171,000; Maryland 121,
000.500; Mississippi 175,000.100;
North Carolina 194,000.400; South
Carolina 137,000.100; Tennesse 195,
000.080; Texas 420,000.200; Vir
10,000 #ood cotton seed
meal, corn and oat bags.
Will not buy but thirty days.
Hurry them alono;.
J. G. ALFORD,
At Addison Mills.
Death of Mrs. Walter L. Hoiston.
About nightfall Sunday the death
angel entered the home of Mr. Wal
ter L. Holoion and bore ?way to the
spirit land chu sou| of his beloved
wife, who has been an invalid for
many years. During the past two
years Mrs. Hoiston wan confined to
her bed, being a constant sufferer.
However, through all of her afflic
tion she evidenced a beautiful spirit
of submission to His will.
During her long illness Mrs. Hoi
ston received the most devoted at
tention of loved ones. Her neigh
bors and friends were also very
thoughtful of her, never losing an
opportunity to pay some little atten
tion that would alleviate her suffer
ing and break the monotony of an
invalid's life. Before her marriage
she was Miss Nettie Mathis, and was
reared in the Red Hill section. The
funeral was held in Red Hill church
Monday afternoon hy Dr. E. Pen
dleton Jones, her pastor, and the in
terment took place in the family
square of the cemetery. The large
number who attended the funeral
from the Red Hill community was
unmistakable evidence of how gen
uinely she was beloved by the
friends of childhood and young wo
manhood. She and Mr. Hoiston
came to Edgefield about ten years
ago to make their home permanently,
and since coming among us have en
deared themselves to a large num
ber of friends. The very numerous
floral tributes from Edgefield friends
and neighbors attested the very
warm esteem and sympathy of their
Edgefield friends. Mrs. Hoiston
was a member of the First Baptist
church, having united with this
church soon after coming to Edge
field to reside.
She is survived by her husband,
two daughters, Misses Marie and
Mattie Sue Hoiston, and two sons,
Johnnie and Odell Hoiston.
Card of Thanks.
4 I ara profoundly grateful to my
friends and neighbors for their
thoughtful kindness to us during
the illness and death of my wife.
I shall never forget the many kind
acts of my friends and hope some
day to repay them.
SAYS BOTH ARE THANKFUL
FOR THEIR GOOD FOR
TUNE - MOTHER
GREENVILLE WOMAN GIVES HER
VIEWS ON ONE PREPAREDNESS
"I had indigestion so badly that
often I would begin to hurt after
I had eaten only a few bites and
at times the pains would be so se
vere they would almost draw me
double, but I have not been troubled
with indigestion since I took Tan
lac," declared Mrs. C. W. Quinn,
of 44 Ninth St., Sampson, Green
ville, in a statement she gave March
21st. 'I certainly did suffer with
indigestion, though, and my sister,
who lives near Carapobello, had
this trouble far worse than I did,
and she finally got so she could not
eat anything at all and she had lost
flesh until she was almost skin and
bones. Really, her condition be
came awful. She looked like a
skeleton, and complained of suffer
ing terribly all the time.4' Inever
have seen anyone who looked as
badly as she did and yet be out of
"Tanlao had done my sister so
I much good I decided to take it,
arid it proved a fine medicine for
me in every wav. I have not been
troubled with indigestion since I
"My mother visited me and told
me how Tanlac had helped ray sis
ter and also my sister wrote me.
My sister said no medicine could be
better than Tanlac for indigestion.
She did not give any details, but
she wrote a lot telling how fine
sho found Tanlac to be. My moth
er said Tanlac just made a new wo
man of my sister.
'T am glad to praise Tanlac, for
it did so much for us, and I think
a bottle of Tanlac should be kept
on hand for any emergency."
Tanlac, the Master Medicine, is
Edgefield, Penn & Holstein.
Cold Springs, H Ernest Qnarles.
Edgefield, R F D No 2, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G C McDaniel.
Park8ville, Robertson & Com
Plum Branch, J W Bracknell &
Plum Branch, R F D No 2, E P
Winn & Bro.
Trenton. G W Wise. |
Grace Tompkins Gladys
Gertrude Thurmond Elizabe
Hazelle Dorn G
Soirees de Vienne.
Spring Flowers. . . . , .
Bessie Dunovant Mary Nil
Rustlings of Spring . . . .
Free From Care.
Eloise Hart E
Lucille Reel Err
Caliph of Bagdad Overture .
Honor Roll of Rehoboth School.
First grade: Floyd Coleman,
Robert Winn. Advanced first grade.
Gertrude Culbreath, Annie Rey
Second grade: Lewis Coleman,
Third grade: Mary Winn, Wil
Fourth grade: Edward Gilchrist,
Ellen Culbreath, Florence Culbreath
Sixth grade: Strom Culbreath,
Eighth grade: Kathleen Gilchrist.
First grade: Floyd Coleman, Otis
Winu, Robert Winn, John Moultrie.
Advanced first grade. Gertrude
Second grade: Lewis Coleman,
Third grade: Mary Winn.
Fourth grade: Ellen Cuibreath,
Sixth grade: Boat Strom.
Eighth grade: Kathleen Gilchrist.
The medal for the highest aver
age was won by Kathleen Gilchrist.
Ellen Culbreath and Florence
Culbreath made the next highest
The medal for the best conduct
was won by Mary Winn.
Ellon Culbreath aud William
Winn tied on second place. Each
getting only 4 demerits for the
The medal fot the best attend
ance was won by Boat Strom.
Lewis Coleman came next. Neither
missed a day during the year, but
Lewis was tardy 3 few mornings.
Remington Piano, for which some di
ingly l< w figure of only $270.01) per i
can otfjr you this low club price. Th
ly reduced price.
This illustration shows style 18. 1
ed at iliK same price. The pianos ai
oak. All Remington Pianos are mai
mond. Ind., in the largest and mo
world. The pre-eminent quality in 1
which is rich, smoothe, full, pure an
elastic, responds easily to every shad
Join this Remington Piano Club
hundred are sold. I may not be a'
such an attractive price later. If 3*1
old instrument, we will take it off
making a liberal allowance on thc pr
Jiemingtou. Installment terms can
if desired. For full particulars, writ
fOHN A. HOLLA
"THE GB2??W?8D Pi?BO ?
Re?cronac: Tho l?r.rilt ci Greenwood, thc
.... A. W. Lansing
Lyon Lydia Brimson
.\ P. Behr
?th Lott Helen Nicholson
. . . Liszt
cholson Elizabeth Rives
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. A. Sartorio
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A MERCILESS JUDGE.
One Who Shows No Favor.
A merciless judge is Father Time.
Before him the weak and the want
ing go to the wall. Only the truth
can stand. For years the follow
ing statement from au Edgetield
resident has withstood this sternest
of all tests.
Mrs. K. L. Lowe, Cedar Row,
Edgefield, says: "My back had both
ered me for months and I became
weak and all run down. From
other symptoms, I knew that my
kidneys were at' fault. Doan's
Kidney Pills gave me quick and
positive relief. (Statement given
April 12, 1911.) No Trouble
Since. More than three years
later, Mrs. Lowe said: "I have had
no occasion to use Doan's Kidney
Pills ior some years, as they cured
me of all symptoms of kidney dis*
Price 50c. at all dealers- Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy-^
get Doan's Kidney Pills-the same
that Mrs. Lowe had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Props., Buffalo, N, Y.
Best cow feed on the mark
et for the price. Ask for
"Buco Meal" and "Buckeye''
Cotton Seed Hulls. .
.J. G. ALFORD,
At Addison Mills.
ror Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
C ROVE'S TASTELESS chill TOXIC, drives out
Malaria and builds up the system. A true tonic
ind ii,rc Appetizer. FT admits and chili) "o. 50-?
is probably the
moss popular pi
ano ia America, al
though it has not
These pinnn3 are
used in more than
40? univers i ties,
schools and over
150,000 homes in
the Unitsd States.
Ky C&b Plan
lu order to get
the Remington Pi
ano well introduc
ed ia South Caro
lina, I will sell to
100 customers the
salers get $-100.00, at the aston ish
nstrument. Until 100 are sold, I
ey will go rapidly at this extreme
'here are three other styles offer
e finished ia either mahogany or
ie by the Starr piano Co., Rieh
st complete piano plant in the
ill Star-made pianos is the tone,
d brilliant. The touch is light and
e of emotion of the performer.
ble to oiler
DU have an
ice of a New
oldest and strongest bau!: ia Green