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Wednesday, July ll
it is even too hot for the B. V. D's.
[lave you canned all of the fruit and
. jetables you can?
The Russian army is making the
ons feel the might of the new
. lillie. .
? 'rmer? have not done all they can
their country unless they have
.nted all of the foodstuffs they can.
he way in which the Germans are
ting munitions does not indicate
Kat there is a dearth of exp'osives in
The lack of politics is proving to be
almost monotonous. However, we wish
there were no elections except every
Make the boys have a good time du
ring vacation but at the same time
give them pleasant employment for a
portion of their time.
They say it is mighty hard for a fel
low to stay at home while h?3 automo
bile is new, being as proud of the new
possession as a child is of a brand new
Wonder how many Edgefield far
mers are feasting upon new crop bis
cuits? The newly harvested wheat
should now be ready to grind into
Eggs, like oysters, are considered
oat of season in the months that do
not contain an "r" but, being about
the cheapest substitute for meat, not
a tew housewives still add eggs to
their daily menu.
Just like every other true American
would have done, Gen. Pershing in his
first order to his army in France urged
his men to "treat the French people,
especially the women, with the great
est courtesy and consideration." Let
us show the world that those who fol
low Old Glory are gentlemen and not
Importance of Air Craft in War.
Military experts who have studied
every phase of the war have stated
that the deciding stroke, the blow that
will finally turn the tide of battle, will
be made by the air fleet. This means
-of attack has been wonderfully devel
opped in the past three years. Early
ir. the war it was regarded as a mar
veieus feat when a single aeroplane
reconnoitred above the enemy's terri- 1
tory spying out the land, while now, in 1
addition to being the eye of the army, <
th* aeroplane is regarded as a very i
effective means of attack. They now ]
alvance in squadrons, resembling a
flock of geese in mid-air, and throw
,t!ieir death dealing devises into the
iamp of the enemy or into some unsus- |
. peeling community inhabited largely ,
?by women and children. The attack ]
'made a few days ago on London by 20
(German aeroplanes, killing and wound- ,
ing hundreds of persons, shows how an .
enemy can terrorize the people left
back in the homes. j
It is conceded that American avia- I
tors are peers of any in the world and :
it is predicted that this arm of our
forces will achieve marvelous things
in Europe. Monday a squadron of
army airplanes, now practicing in an
aviation field near Chicago, made a
flight of one hour and a half, covering
a distance of practically a mile a
minute, without accidentof any kind.
As there is so little materis! in an
airship, they can be rapidly built and
at comparatively small cost. There
for?-. American airships should beso
thici northern France by the dawn
of th 'W year as to darken the sun,
like i- writable cloud of blackbirds.
American Made Dyestuffs.
During the past three years Am
can scientists have been forced to
ply themselves along new lines in
der to supply the deficiency causee
the inability to obtain from out!
sources greatly needed articles of o
merce. For example, practically
of the dyes used in the cotton
woolen milU of this country were
ported from Germany before the w
Nowhere else in the world could a
gether dependable dyes be obtair
After the British blockade shut
German imports the imperative n
for dyestuffs in this country eau
chemists to apply themselves to
end that satisfactory dyes be produ
here at home. It is claimed that
problem has been solved and that e
after the war closes America will
be dependent upon Germany for d
of any kind. The Du Pont Pow
company has announced that it i
soon embark upon the making of s
thetic dyestuffs in large quantiti
For so large a corporation, one t
can command the best talent and
most expert knowledge in the count
to undertake to relieve such an e
barrassing situation means much
the various industries that are comp
ed to have dyes before they can marl
Our Boys Royally Treated Abroad.
The appearance of American troc
in France, making ready for acti
service in some sector of the bat
line of 400 miles, has caused genui
delight in all parts of the civiliz
world. This positive and practical a
surance of America's aid, served a?
stimulous to put Russia on her fe
again, she being now convinced th
America is interested solely in esta
lishing democracy throughout the woi
and has not sent troops to Europe f
the purpose of pillage and plunder a
While our boys are on this unselfi
mission it is gratifying to know th
their services in the cause of humani
are being appreciated, an;l that thi
are shown every courtesy and atte
tion. If such be possible, they are b
ing lionized more in France than th<
were when they first landed in En
land. In an account of the Fourth i
July celebration in Paris, Gen. Pe rsl
ing is quoted as saying:
"I thought it was magnificent to st
the way everybody-men, women ar
children-pressed around our boy
hung flowers all over them and tri?
to shake hands with them and embrac
them. It was really an overwhelm^
sight. I never saw such sincere d<
light on any occasion as was shown t
the people of Paris."
South the Home of the Negro.
While negroes have been repeated!
told by white persons and leaders arnon
their own race that the South is th
best place for them, yet they hav
been loath to believe the statement
Not only are climatic and industrif
conditions more favorable for negroe
in this section, but the white people
upon whom, as a race, they are large
ly dependent it matters not wher
they reside, understand them bette
and, in the main, treat them better
There are doubtless instances here an<
there in which negroes are not just):
dealt with. But these cases are few
As a rule, they receive what they earl
and deserve. The industrious, econorn
ical negro here in the South not onl^
makes a good living but accumulate!
However skeptical negroes may haVi
been in the past as to the South being
the best place for them to reside, cer
tain things have recently transpired ir
the northwest which will force them to
the conclusion that "the land of cot
ton" ia the very best place in all the
world for the negro. The riot which
occurred last week in Illinois in which
many negroes were killed and their
property destroyed is only the begin
ning of friction between the races in
the North. And The Advertiser ven
tures the statement that during the
ensuing six months there will be a1
turning of the tide and negroes will be
:oming back to the land of their nativ
ity as rapidly as they have been going
North during the past year.
Do You Practice Economy?
The people of America have not yet
oeen forced to economize by the war.
Certainly the people of South Carolina
lave not. Even the high prices of
?veryday necessities have not been felt
to any considerable extent, because
practically everybody has some credit
sr a small surplus of cash that could
oe drawn upon for a short time. Even
the contributions made up to this time
to the Red Cross and other similar
worthy objects have not caused our
people to give of their means until
they actually feel it.
But, mark our prediction, if the war
lasts as long as those high in authority
expect, millions of people of America
and thousands of people in South Caro
lina will be made to feel the ravages
of war, if not the actual pinching of
poverty. Then, why not begin now
to conserve your individual resources?
Why not begin now to live well within
your income? in normal times a man
may for a time afford to spend more
than he is making, being assured of an
increased income in the future. But
intimes like thia whence the assurance
that even an increased income, which
is improbable, will meet the increased
cost of living.
Furthermore, by the end of the year,
if not before, the need for Red Cross
funds will doubtless be greater than at
this time and every citizen will be ex
pected to do his full part in supplying
the needs and relieving the suffering
of our boys who will by that time be
doing battle in northern France. Be
gin now to economize in order that
you may contribute to the relieving of
human suffering when the call is made.
S o u t hern Has Made Good
Fairfax Harrison, President of
Southern Railway Company an
nounced today that out of substan
tially 18,000,000 passengers handled
by the Southern Railway Company
for the fiscal year ended June 30,
1917, not a single one was killed.
The management takes the utmost
satisfaction in this achievement
which has sought to attain, and
nearly, but not quito, attained for
several years past. It reflects not
only greater human care and
efficiency in operation, but the im
proved facilities which have been
.progressively installed on the
? Southern in recent years.
The handling of these eighteen
j millions of passengers required 71,
775 trains, composed of the average
numbei of passenger cars seating 72
passengers each; it means 249,780
passenger cars. If these passenger
trains stood end to end on the rail
road tracks they would extend for
5,457 miles; more than six times
the distance from Atlanta to Kew
York. If one passenger had been
carried the total distance that these
passengers were carried he would
have gone around the world 35,093
times, and had 15,150 miles then to
Sleeping On Porches.
Houses are very important for
comfortable living on farms. Many
of them are not as comfortable as
they should be. Whether the
weather be hot or cold, or pleasant,
when one is in the open, the farm
home is a great factor for comfort
able living. But one should never
feel that one is morally bound to
sleep in the house during all kinds
Sleeping porches are now consid
ered a necessity in many cities and
towns during the warmest weather
of summer. Were it not for sleep
ing porches in crowded cities many
people would suffer in very warm
nights, especially in Northern cities.
Fortunate are farmers who have :
porches where beds may be tempo
rarily arranged for comfortable
sleeping. Heat may not be oppres
sive, except on very rare occasions,
as is tho average summer in the
Southwest. But when such times
come it is highly desirable that rest
be had so the duties of the day may
be met without difficulty.
While it is a fact that people
living on farms get more out-of
door exercise than others there are
many, especially women and small
children, who need more fresh air
than close homes afford. The sleep
ing porch will permit it.-Farm and
How Breweries Are Used in Dry
Mr. F. J. Haskin has told the
Chicago Daily News what has be
come of some of the breweries in
States that have gone dry. They
are used for canning clams, making
vinegar, handling dairy products,
cold-storage warehouses, making
artificial ice, meat packiug, making
yeast, dry cells, soap, chemicals,
moving picture films, paints, varnish
and "everything from ice to Logan
berry .juice." One has become a
hospital and another a church.
The Coors brewery at Golden,
Cal., was famous for its size and its
beer, but nothing could save it
agaiust the dry wave. So one of
the Coors brothers took over the
plant and is now doing a thriving
business in malted milk. Another
brother bad prepared himself as a
chemist to follow the brewery in
dustry, and when that became im
possible he undertook to help father
out in an investment that S3emed to
be going wrong. There was a clay
deposit out there and a company
had been formed to make a table
ware from it, and the old gentleman
had put quite a lot of money in the
industry. But things were not go
ing right; the man who started the
business had wandered' away, and
there were problems in research
that had not been mastered yet.
Now, from ferments to clay is quite
a jump for a chemist, but if his
grounding is good the difficulty is
half overcome before he begins. At
all events, after the junior Coors
got fairly well started in the work
the troubles began to fade away.
They are now turning out a grade
of laboratory porcelain that will
make the German ware hard to in
troduce in this country after che
war is over.-Manufacturers Ree1
ord. ' i
(Continued from First Page.)
and Mr. -Edgar Black, violinist.
Miss Martha Boozer gave several
sweet vocal selections.
The hostess served iced tea with
three kinds of sandwiches, the pa
triotic colors being artistically
Mr. P. N. Lott has been quite
sick for two weeks but is now im
Sergeant Brice Feagle has gone
to Macon, Ga., after a short visit to
his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Miss Annie Crouch entertained
with a most enjoyable party on
Saturday afternoon, tho honorees
bping four of her class-mates, two
of whom have just married: Mes
dames W. Wallace Turner, Eugene
McAlpinc and Mesdames J. Howard
Payne and Archie Lewis. This
happy occasion was hau out on the
attractive lawn under the larire
trees, and several tables and com
fortable chairs were about for pro
gressive Rook. The cool and pretty
surroundings made the game all the
more pleasant, and when concluded
the four honorees were presented
with lace centerpieces. The hostess
assisted by Miss Helen Lewis, serv
ed ice tea, sandwiches and pickle
followed by an ice course.
The last meeting of the Emily
Geiger Chanter, D. A. R., was held
last week with Mrs. B. T. Boat
wright, and "the Cedars," her pret
ty country home, was bright with
flowers and many flags about. The
stormy afternoon prevented a large
attendance, but eleven members
were present with several visitors.
The meeting opened with the Regent
Mrs. M. T. Turner in the chair.
Annual reports of officers and com
mittees were heard.
The pledge to the P. A. R. School
at Tomassee had *15 added to it,
and a good amount was set aside to
be used for patriotic purpohes, 830
having been made at the "Tom
Thumb" wedding, this being in
charge of Mrs. M. R. Wright,
The Chapter decided to observe
"Self Denial Day," as requested by
the State Regent, the amount secur
ed to go for patriotic purposes.
Boxes were to be placed at the
drug stores for any one who wish
to take a part.
Several other matters of Chapter
dav, of tl
ers. If \(
and of th
of GO cents
livery Route, $1
$4.00 for twelv<
work were disposed of, and Mrs.
Turner then turned the gavel over
to Mrs. W. S. M obley who is to be
the next Regent. Mrs. Turner
thanked the chapter for the really
beautiful and splendid co-operation
during her two years of office, and
the members also expressed their
appreciation of her faithful service,
she not having missed a meeting
during the time.
The Year Book Committee for
the coming season was appointed by
Mrs. Mcbley, chairman, Mrs. O.
D. Black, with Mesdames M. R.
Wtight and F. M. Boyd,
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Werta of
Columbia spent a part of last week
nere with relatives.
Miss Annie Crouch has gone to
Mullins to visit friends.
Mrs. J. A. Dobey and children
are at home from a visit to Mrs.
Dorn in Spartanburg.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lott and
Marion have gone to Hendersonville
to spend awhile.
Mrs King of Savannah, Ga., ha?
been visiting her sister, Mrs. Mamie
Miss Rother and Miss Martha
Boozer of Columbia, and Mr. Edgar
Black of Columbia, snent a part of
last week here with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Cox
arrived on Thursday last from their
honeymoon, and are now domiciled
in their home on Church street,
i Mrs. J. H. Culbreath of Tampa,
Fla., is visitiug Mrs. J. L. Smith.
Mrs. Eugene McAlptne of Hurts
ville, is visiting in the home of her
father, Dr. S. G. Mobley.
Misses Ola and Ella Smith are at
home from a visit to Union.
Mrs. J. H. White has gone to
Ednyville, N. C., to spend two
months hoping to be benefited by a
change of climate.
Mrs. Mary Waters is at home
from a visit to her sisters, the Miss
es Huiet at their summer home at
Hendersonville, N. C.
Mrs. James Culluin is the guest
of her mother. Mrs. Annie Harrison.
.Mr. and Mrs. W. Wallace Turner
and Miss Frances Turner and some
friends of Edgefield, spent the 4th
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
C. Strother, at Chapells, this being
a spend-the-day party.
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MISS SHELTON, OF GREEN
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TWO HARD YEARS.
RE tfAR K ABLE C II ANGE H AS BBOTJG HT
GREATEST INTEREST IX LIFE
"I just think the world of Tanlac
as a general tonie and stomach
remedy and I'm glad to recommend
it," said Miss Lillie Shelton, of No.
C Baco St., Greenville, in a state
ment she gave June 1st. "I took
Tanlac for a generally run down
condition and chronic appendicitis.
I had been in bad health about two
years and I suffered a great deal
from indigestion. I was as nervous
as I could be. I never ate anything
at all hardly. In fact, I ate just
like a bird-a little at a time. I
suffered awfully with headache,
"The Tanlac got me in a greatly
improved condition in a short time.
It uiade me sleep better than I had
slept for two years, because it qui
eted my nerves. Tne Tanlac gave
me a good appetite, too. 1 began
to rest well at night and my whole
system was built up and strength
ened. The medicine certainly did
make a great improvement in my
Tanlac, the Master Medicine, is
Edgefield, Penn & Holstein.
Cold Sorings, H Ernest Quarles.
Edgefield, R F D No ii, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G C McDaniel.
Parksville, Robertson & Com
Plum Branch, J W Bracknell &
Plum Branch, R F D No 2, E P
Winn & Bro. s
Trenton. G W Wise.
HAIL: Protection against Hail
damage to crops can now be had by
a policy in the HARTFORD FIRE
INSURANCE CO., through E.
J. Norris Agent. See or phone Mr,
at th? rate
ice of Th
on a Rural De
six months and