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Wednesday, July 18
iways muster sufficient courage to
ri* the soft answer.
'- is a pity that the mad-dog has its
ulong with the other canines.
ith Carolina is not one of the
v.3 that has delayed the drafting.
alight express receipts indicate
the health of the Edgefield people
- 'Alberta" is being crowned queen
:;,e fruit growing sections of the
'ne trouble about this war is Jack
has to go and Gill can not go tumb
ling after him.
When one experiences that tired
feeling on rising these hot July morn
ings it is not an easy matter to mobil
ize for the day's task.
Seven measured acres yielded 63
bushels of wheat to the acre in Kansas.
Would that every Kansas farm had
seventy times seven such acres!
Well, let us be thankful that life is
just one thing after another, as the
closing of the blackberry season
marks the opening Sf the watermelon
Things have undergone a change in
Greenville. They used to have their
whiskey troubles in the Mountain City
while now they are having water
The Advertiser chronicled? the ap
pe; rance of the first cotton bloom.
Now, wonder who'll have the first wa
termelon of the season? Don't crowd
A headline say?. "Dress makes the
wo nan." Well, judging from the
filmy and flimsy garments some of j
t>.em wear, it doesn't take much to
7 o many people are exceeding the
spe-'l limit in spending money, and the
danmor of it is some of them have at
tained such velocity that the brakes
rei ?se to work.
If soldiers are improved physically
by '. xercise in the open air and regular
diet of wholesome food, why can't
civilians adopt a similar routine for
the home life? It's worth trying.
In the matter of conserving food, it
may be all right to ask women to eat j
less, but if some of them wear any
less clothing an embargo will be |
placed on their appearing in public.
Edgefield will send 203 loyal men to
the front in response to the first call.
T ie drafting will be done in Washing
ton by numbers which will be for
warded at once to the county board.
The Germans admit that the Ameri
can warships have bagged four of
their biggest U-boats, which is not a
bad beginning. Were the real truth is
known, the number would probably be
a dozen instead of four.
Judging from the manner in which
the average chauffeur, and chauf
feuse too, drives over the country
roads, one would never know that there
is a State law fixing the maximum
speed at 15 miles per hour.
Probably the reason so many mar
riages occur just before the army
mobilizes for European service is be
cause nany a fiancee is afraid to trust
her loved among the winsome
Frene tornen, lest his affections be
alien. .. i.
We are dee-lighted that the laws
governing pronunciations are not
"compulsatory, " as some candidates
used to say, for Erother Wallace of
the Newberry Observer pronounces it
"to-maw-to, " while we prefer to say
Buying sugar at a high price on
credit and making a "whole lot" of
preserves may be keeping the letter of
the food conservation admonition, but
is it not violating of the Spirit of it?
Better can fruit without sugar than
buy it on credit.
One generation makes the money
and the other spends it. Some fathers
who were reared in brogan shoes have
an ambition 'for their boys to wear "pat
ent leathers," which reminds one of
what William Shakespeare said once
upon a time: "What fools these mor
. Beginning of the End.
While the end of the present Hohen
zollern dynasty is not in sight, yet the
acceptance by the Kaiser of the resig
nation of his imperial chancellor,
Theobald von Bethman-Hollweg, marks
the beginning of its downfall. Proba
bly the dissolution began some time
ago, Jthe chancellor being astute
enough to discern the inevitable, and
j' this is that first evidence that has been
allowed to get to the public. It is not
so much that Germany is fighting for
national existence as it is that the
royal family in Germany is fighting for
a continuance of power. We believe
the masses of Germany, the people who
are the backbone of any and every na
tion, will crush imperialism before the
Allies crush Germany. The change
was brought about in Russia over
night and the resignation of the chan
cellor indicates that a like change
will soon come in Germany.
No More Food For Germanv.
Some of the neutral nations have
during the past three years been im
porting foodstuffs from America and
then reship to Germany, either for
high cash prices or in exchange for
other commodities. A comparison of
the recent imports of these countries
with the records preceding the war
shows what a large amount of sundry
supplies have found their way into Ger
many through this channel. However,
a stop has been put to the shipments
from America and henceforth these
neutral nations will only be allowed
such commodities as they actually need
and only in limited quantities.
President Wilson has had notice
served on railroads that no export ship
ments must be received or made un
less the bill of lading is accompanied
by a government certificate permitting
the exportation of the produce or mer
chandise. It is probable that Germa
ny, with her constantly diminishing
stores, will feel very keenly the iron
clad embargo that has thus been plac
ed upon export, shipments.
The Food Question.
No topic is receiving more attention
at this time, unless it be drufting and
exemption, than food conservation.
And rightly so, for not only must the
110,000,000 of Americans be fed but
teeming millions across the water are
longingly looking to us for bread.
Food production and conservation,
like many other questions, must be
solved by the individual. The head of
each family must decide for himself
what is the wisest course for him to
pursue. But each one shou'd be alert
and active, and not a shirker or "slack
er" at home. Each farmer knows his
soil and conditions surrounding his par
ticular farm and it/must be left with
him as to what part he will play in this
great campaign. Some may have the
idea that it just a little inopportune,
out of season, to agitate this matter.
But it is not. In the first place, the
need for food conservation will grow
more and more pressing unto the end
of the war and, in the second place,
there is no - "out-of-season" time for
food production in the South. We have
sunshine and rain practically 12 months
in the year and there is not a month
in the year when something to eat can
not be successfully planted and grown.
Even the old patent medicine almanac
will tell you that.
Let it not be forgotten that justas
much stress should be placed upon con
servation as upon production. Let us
conserve and preserve every ounce of
food possible. One very effective way
is through economy. The head of
every family, every housewife, should
study as never before the question of
home economics. We believe it is a
conservative estimate to state that the
average family could live, and live
well, upon on?-fourth less than is ordi
narily consumed in the home. Try it
in your home and see whether or not
we have missed the mark. Live on
three-fourths and market the fourth
that has heretofore been wasted.
Notice to Creditors.
All persons indebted to the estate
of Mrs. M. A. Houston, deceased
will make payment to the under
signed at once, and all persons hold
ing claims against the said estate
will present them properly attested
to the undersigned for payment.
W. C. Derrick,
(Continued from First Page.)
Satcher are at Glenn Springs, S. C.,
hoping to be benefited by the water?.
It was their intention to go to Hot
Springs, N. C., but upon arrival
there, found that the large hotel
used had been leased by the govern
ment, and that there were 600
Germans held here as prisoners.
Rev. Allen of North Augusta,
visited in the home of Mr. J. L.
Smith last week. His wife was the
sister of Mrs. Smith.
Mr. P. N. Lott is able to be out
airain after a three weeks illness.
His friends were all glad to see him
Mis?es Sallie Dozier and Rachel
Simmons are at home from a visit
Mr. D. W. Lott .?.red on last
Thursday eventos at his home in
North Augusta, and on Friday
morning the remains were brought
here for interment. Mr. Lott suf
fered a stroke of paralysis about
two years ago, and since that time
has been in feeble health.
He was born and reared in this
community, and about six years ago
moved to North Augusta with his
family and he and his son engaged
in business in Augusta. It was a
regret to all when they made their
home elsewhere, and the news of
Mi. Lott's death was learned here
with sorrow. He was a genial and
kindly man and none knew him but
to like him. He was a member of
the Baptist church, having placed
his letter in the North Augusta
Baptist church soon after his arriv
al there. His pastor, Rev. J. W.
Allen accompanied the remains here
and conducted the service, being as
sisted by Rev. W. S. Brooke.
Besides the widow are left five
children, Messrs. Joe, Hugh and
Emsley Lott, and Misses Marina
and Winton Lott, also one brother,
Mr, Milton Lott, and three sisters,
Mesdames Beavers, Kidson and
A reception that was beautiful in
every detail, was that of last Tues
day given by Mrs. John Wright
in honor of her son's wife, Mrs.
The home was beautifully deco
rated, and in each roora a special
color scheme was well carried out
in the flowers and colored lights.
Two calling hours were had, 5 to 6
for the matrons, and 6:15 to 7 for
the maids. Punch was served out
on the porch from a lovely bower
of green and white by Misses Ella
and Olo Smith and Ella Jacobs.
The guests were greeted at the
door by Mesdames O. D. Black and
B. T. Boatwright and were escort
ed to the parlor by Mrs. M. R.
Wright, where Mrs. A. P. Lewis
introduced the arrivals to the re
ceiving line, this being composed of
Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Cox, Mrs..James
Cullura and Mrs. W. Wallace
After pleasant greetings all were
directed to the dining room by Mrs.
The table was covered with a
large lace cover over green satin,
the center piece being a bowl of
yellow and white daisies. Seated
at the table were Mesdames A. B.
Harrison and M. W. Crouch who
cut block cream in green, white and
yellow, pound cake being served
with this by Misses Emmi? Wright,
Ida Satcher, Virginia Courtney,
Sonnie Pearce and Geraldine Kam
ner. The favors were boutonaires
of Howers. Every one greatly en
joyed the occasion.
Mrs. Joe Wright and children
have returned from a visit to Macon.
On Wednesday, the Royal Am
bassadors, under the leadership of
Mesdames P. C. Stevens and S. J.
Watson, enjoyed a picnic at Smith's
pond, and many others went along
also, upon invitation. The boats
on the pond were a great attraction,
and with bathing suits, some of the
boys only left the water long enough
to enjoy the good dinner spread.
The members of the Lutheran
Sunday School bad their annual pic
nic on Wednesday last, at Yonce's
pond, and every one present greatly
enjoyed the day. With so many
cars, the ride out was delightful.
I respectfully announce that I
am a candidate for re-election as
public cotton weigher for the town
of Johnston and if elected will dis
cbarge my duties as faithfully in
the future as in the past.
E. F. Thrailkill.
Johnston, S. C.
I respectfully announce that I
am a candidate for re-election as
public cotton weigher for the town
of Johnston and pledge myself if
elected, to perform the duties as
faithfully in the future as I have in
W. S. CLARK.
Johnston, S. C.
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Resolutions on Death of Mrs.
Whereas, God in the dispensation
of his Providence has removed from
oar midst to his Kingdom, Mrs.
Victoria Evans, a charter member
of our society, who through a peri
od of forty years was a faithful
and consistent member of our church
and society; and
Whereas, we desire to give ex
pression to our appreciation of her
life and character and our sense of
loss at her death;
Now be it RESOLVED by the
members of the Woman's Mission
ary Society of the Edgefield Metho
dist Church, South:
First: That Mrs. Victoria Evans
for more than forty years was a
useful and respected citizen of our
town, and a faithful and devoted
member of our society and church;
and that our church and community
have felt the enobling influence of
her life and character.
Second: That in the death of
Mrs. Evans our society and com
munity have sustained an inestim
able los?, and that we extend to the
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members of her family our sincere
and heart-felt sympathy in their be
reavement, and assure them that
the ties of affection which bind us
to their loved one binds us to them.
Third: That a copy of these
Resolutions be recorded in the min
utes of the society, and that they be
published in the Edgeffeld papers
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