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ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO.
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mands more nicotine as a means of
allaying the irritation it has already
caused. It is one of the peculiari
ties of nerve-disturbing drugs that,
?when taken, they seem to quiet the
pain they have caused; but when the
effect passes the pain reappears.
The man who smokes feels comfort
?when he has a good cigar. But the
fact is well attested that, at his best,
he is capable only of suppressing
the feeling of unrest caused by to
bacco. At his best he feels only as
a nonsmoker of like pbjsique feels
all the time. The nervous system
of a man is the most delicate piece
of machinery known in the uni
verse. Any drug which affects the
nerves, no matter what nerve stimu
lant, depressant, soporific, whatever
it may be, can act only by putting
the nervous system out of order.
The cigarette may be tiny, but it
does its share in the mischief. It
retards development and prevents
maturity. A cigarette boy of six
teen rarely becomes a man; he feels
like a wormy apple. Ia a man, as
well as a boy, tobacco injures the
eyes, throat, luugs, heart, and gene
ral physical condition. Is it pos
sible for a man or boy physical ly
weak to have a strong, well develop
ed mind? Judgment, self-control,
and perception are mental powers
and when an intoxicant is taken in
to the system these three powers are
rendered incapable of action. This
tact comes to us from the Egypt
ians. Plutarch says that wine was
forbidden tj the Egyptian rulers
six hundred years before Christ be
cause it was injurious to the nerves,
oppressive to the head, an impedi
ment to invention, and an incentive
to lust. College professors have
found that those boys, who use to
bacco or alcohol, invariably stand at
the foot of their classes. Doctors
Teport that nine times out of ten in
sanity is caused by either alcohol or
tobacco. Jack London in speaking
of alcohol said: "John Barleycorn
stirs up the maggots of the brain
blotting out all reason and leaving
the mind ^ blank."
When the physical and mental
powers are lowered naturally his
moral standard is degraded. When
the alcoholic thirst clutches a man,
he will resort to any method to ob
tain something with which to lull
that burning desire. When a boy
becomes a slave to cigarettes, the
same result occurs. Robbery and
murder has keen the result of this
irresist3bl? cry of thirst and crave
for tobicco. Home, work, and life
itself are neglected in order that
this inward ragiug may be satisfied,
and each time it takes a little more
to fill the ever streching jaws which
lead to destruction. In passing
through the cells of Sing-Sing pris
son, one sorrow wreathed face after
another tells the same sad story, "I
did it when I was drunk." 'T had
to have money to satisfy my tobac
co crave." Lord Bacon says: "All
the crimes on earth do not destroy
so many of the human race nor alien
ate so much property as intemper
ance." Drink is the mother of
want and the nurse of crime.
In the higher class of society the
social career of a man is marred if
he refuses the wine cup, cham
paigne glass, cigar or cigarette. At
first he takes a tip at his club just
for politeness sake and smokes so
that he may be in harmony with the
rest; :it a ball he suggests a toast
with the wine cap as a mark of
courtesy. But what about the time
when alcohol, like a serpent, twines
his deathly arm about the inner
man, when the tobacco gnaws at his
very heartstrings, and he looks onlyl
to find himself a drunkard and
opium fiend? His manliness and
self-respect have forsaken him, and
he is forever more bebarred from
society. Who now is benefitted
by his presence in the world? An
illustration will show: A man is
lecturing on temperance. At one
point in his remarks he tabes out
his gold watch, and holding it to
ward his audience savs: "I will
give this watch to any one present,
who will rise and tell me one class
of people in this world that has
ever been benefitted by the saloon."
He made that offer all over the
country and no one ever took it up
until one day a gentleman stood up
and said: "I think I can tell you
The man was about to unchain
his watch and hand it over when an
old man arose and said: "Hold on!"
Before you give away that watch
allow me to say that I have been
the undertaker in this community
for thirty-five years, and I have
buried a great many of that kind
if people; but whenever I am called
upon to lay away an old soak or
any member of his family, I always
know its a charity job, that I shall
?ever get the money. I should be
much better off today if I had
never had to bury one such case."
And so it is with the tobacoo fiend
abo, for tobacco is the leading step
pins- stone to drink. Are we Amer
icau people to be forever guilty ol
allowing the temptations to remain
which render our bovB injurious tc
themselves, to others, to society,
and finally to themoral character ol
the children around them? The sa
loon door, the tobacco smoke beck
ons first to debauchery, ruin, dis
grace, madness, disease, and then
misery, despair and death.
Lastly aside from the harmful
effects of tobacco and alcohol to tho
individual man, the hurt economi
cally touches, and destroys the
home. Take the matter of wages
and effectiveness. Even the raod
eiate use of tobacco and alcohol
makes a worker's job insecure and
reduces his ability to earn. Investi
g?tions in Munich, Dresden, and
the Rhine regions revealed the fact
that after a sunday spent in drink
ing the workmen performed from
fifteen to thirty per cent less work
than in days near the end of the
week, and where working on piece
work they lost considerable money.
A large automobile factory in Mich
igan discovered that after the bi
weekly pay days, coverinsr a period
of ten weeks 100 men lost ?705 in
waces through absence because of
drinking habits to say nothing of
the money spent in the saloons
while drinking. To-day, every pen
ny of the workinjr man's salary is
needed in the home. Children of
drinking and smoking fathers stand
with mouths open for food, soul
and body open and eager for knowl
edge, which can not be filled. The
inmates of the home are made un
comfortable by the one who smokes
or drinks. The delicate members
of the blue-eyed babeare seriously
wounded by tobacco smoke; fresh
air necessary to his growth, is
snatched from his' helpless hands
and polluted by the ever present
cloud of smoke. The mother, strug
gling always to promote the happi
piness and every care of her loved
ones, is pierced by cruel words: her
face, in early davs so bright and
cheerful, now wears a downcast,
gloomy expression; the large lumin
ous eves glitter with tears and the
smiles seems afraid to come out
from their place of refuge; all be
cause of the thoughtlessness'
and brutality of a drunken hus-!
Forty million women and one
million men abstainers, is there
nothing you can do to render our
boys, our men and women, and our
homes free from the curse of alcohol
and opium? The cry for help goes
up from millions. The echo is
caught and wafted on the wings of
wind from one end of the earth to
the other. Remove the curse, I
beseech you. so that our country's
stars may float unblushingly be
neath the stars ot heaven, and a
land that can and will be the hope
star of nations.
VICE OF HE?
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"I DON'T THINK IT CAN BE
Mrs. Ida Vernon, of Anderson,
Grateful for Her Good
"Tanlac is the finest tonic I have
ever taken. I don't think it can be
excelled." Those emphatic state
ments were made by Mrs. Ida Vern
on, of 31 Henderson, St., Ander
son in an endorsement of Tanlac
she gave May 23. "I took Tanlac
for a badly run down condition and
ray healtii was so bad I was unable
to do ray housework when I began
taking Tanlac. I employed a cook
then. I had indigestion badly, and
lots of foods I couldn't eat, because
of the suffering they would cause
rae. Really, I was just a nervous
wreck. I had been under treatment
almost continuously for almost five
years, but I did not seem to im
"A friend in South Georgia told
me about Tanlac and I took it.
And the Tanlac ?rot me to feeling'
as well as I ever felt in my life.
My appetite was returned to rae. the
indigestion was stopped and my
whole Bystera was strengthened.
Tanlac surely did help rae wonder
fully. I gained about ten pounds
in weight, too.
Tanlac, the Master Medicine, is
Edgefield, Penn & Holstein.
Cold Springs, H Ernest Quarles.
Edgefield, R F D No 2, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G C McDaniel.
Parksville, Robertson & Com
Plum Branch, J VV Bracknell &
Plum Branch, R F D No 2, E P
Winn & Bro.
Trenton, G W Wise.
- What is a Ton of Cotton Seed
1 Cotton growers are already be
1 ginning to show considerable inter
I est in the probable price of cotton
seed this fall, and the question is
being asked: "What should a ton
of cotton seed bring the farmer at
present price of oil, mea!, hulls and
This question can only be answer
ed by first finding the amounts of
oil, meal, hulls and linters obtained
from a ton of seed and calculating
their total value at current quota
tions, and then deduct the cost of
handling both the seed and the pro
ducts, the cost of milling, iDcludins
overhead expenses, and a fair profit
to the oil millers, from the total
value of the products.
This could be obtained accurately
as to individual oil mills if the oil
millers were willing to throw open
their books to inspection, which
they rightfully and naturally are
not willing to do. But so far as
.we know, there are no authentic
data available for making a general
statement regarding all the mills or
of stating the average results for
The best we can give to our read
ers is an estimate based on actual
facts, as regards the results obtained
in a few individual mills. Wheo (j
this is done the oil miller who does
not get as good results as those esti- i
mated complains, while those farm- |
ers remember only results obtained i
in past years, when all costs of
operating were lower or who have
information regarding some particu
lar mill which gets better than
average results, complain that too
much profit is allowed the mills.
Only general estimates which ap
proach average results can be given,
and in considering these the farmer
must, to be fair, give due weight to
the poorer quality of the seed early
in the season, the greater amount
of moisture, the risk of decreasing
prices for the products of the cotton
seed, and all other losses and inci
The oil obtained from a ton of
seed should average on the season's
run around 40 to 42 gallons or 300
to 315 pounds. The meal will run
from 800 to 900 pounds according
to the grade of meal made. If as,
low grade meal as made last year is
made, say 7 per cent of ammonia
or 5.76 per cent of nitrogen, then a
ton of seed which made 800 pounds
of meal containing 8 per cent of am
monia or G.59 per cent of nitrogen
should make over 900 pounds of
meal containing 7 per cent of am
monia. The linters obtained vary
according to the ginning and de
linting, from 75 to 125 pounds, and
the hulls of course will also vary
according to the grade of meal made, |
being higher the higher the grade j
of meal produced. There will also
be waste ranging from 50 lo 100
If' w assume the following pro
ducts as obtained from a ton of
cotton seed, at the prices quoted in
the press about July 20, these pro
ducts are worth ?09 per ton:
315 pds. or 42 gals, of oil at ?l
per gallon-?42.00; 900 pounds
cottonseed meal at ?43 per ton
?19.35; 025 pounds cottonseed hulls!
at ?15 per ton-?4.69; 100 pounds]
linters at 10 cents-?10.00-60 pds. j
loss; total number of pounds, 2000;:
total cash ?70.04. 1
If the results obtained by the
mills vary from our estimates or if
the prices vary, of course the value'
ot the products will vary. From I
this ?76.04 must be deducted all the j
expenses of the oil miller. He has?
capital invested in his mill which is j
only operated a part of the year; !
all expenses of operating are high- ?
er than formerly; he has expense in I
buying the seed and in transporting ;
them to the mill and money is also
invested in these until the products
are sold. In the.'early part of the j
season seed are damp and of less
value and the risks of loss are great
er. He must also hold the products
until marketed and both operations
cost money, and he is entitled to a
fair profit. These expenses vary so
greatly that it is scarcely worth
while attempting an estimate, but if
they total an expense of from ?10
to ?15 for every ton of seed handled
he should still be able to pay the
farmer from ?61 to ?66 per ton for j
the seed, on the basis of our esti
mates. These estimates as to pro
ducts obtained and the prices quot
ed are as nearly accurate as any one
can state them, for they are based
on actual results and quotations.
A fine lot of pure Fulghum oats at
?2.00 per bushel. Purchaser to
Jas. D. Mathis,
Trenton, S. C.
July 25, 1017.
FOR SALE: 121 acres of lane
three-quarters of a mile from Red
Hill church, half in cultivation,
well watered, good pastuie and
good graded school near by. L. Gr.
Quarles, Edgefield, S. C.
August 14 to August 24
n Days' Sal
The Corner Store's Big Annual Clearance Sale for
the summer to make room for the fall goods is later
than usual on account of the late spring; but better
late than never is going to be our slogan in this big
sale, and we are going to give values in this sale that
will surprise you, now that every article money can
buy is advancing by leaps and bounds.
A special feature of the sale is to be an assortment
of 75 pairs of Ladies' and Misses' Slippers to go at 50
cents the pair; values up to $3.50. All other Oxfords
One-Third off. This is now your opportunity to avail
yourself of a chance to get your oxfords at a price
that you will not see again at some future date*
All Summer Hats in the millinery department to be
placed in the sale at One-third Off. Better get your
pick of them before it is too late.
See our special display of remnants and small cut
pieces. You will be sure to find a dress in this display
that will please you for your trouble.
Waists! Waists! Waists!
About fifteen $1.25 waists going at 50c.
$1.25 and $1.50 voile and lawn waists
$1.75 and $2.25 voile and lawn waists
going in this sale at : - - $1.39
$6.50 Georgette crepe (colored) waist go
ing in this sale at - - - - $5.00
$7.00 Georgette crepe (colored) waist go
ins in this sale at - - - - $6.00
House dresses worth up to 2.00 going
All boys' 25 cents underwear to go at
six garments for.$1.00
A good assortment of men's Sunday
shirts worth up to 75c. going at 50c.
A special assortment of ribbon included
in the sale at 10c. and 15c. a yard.
A good assortment of boys' Sunday
straw hats going at 10c. and 15c.
A small lot of kid and patent leather
belts to go at 5, 10 and 15 cents.
Barrett's and shell hair pins, values up to
50 cents, "oing for 10 cents.
Skirts! Skirts! Skirts!
$1.50 white wash skirts at
1.75 white wash skirts at
2.50 white wash skirts at
Black your shoes with Mason's shoe
blacking at 3 cents a box.
Fifteen pair of 25-cent rubber heels go
ing now at 10 cents.
Twenty-five jar egg beaters going now
in this sale at 5 cents.
About 300 yards of embroidery insert
ings at 3 cents the yard.
10 cents heavy Torchon lace selling in
this sale at 5 cents the j'ard.
Palmolive soap gets the dirt quick for 8
cents the cake.
Bradley's $1.00 toilet water selling now
in this sale for 50 cents a bottle.
Men's and boys' 10-cent collars at - 5c.
Men's and boys' 15-cent collars at 10c.
Polish your tarnished silver with Allen's
Royal Silver Polish-10c. boxes at 5c.
Keep your laundry hanging on the line
with our clothes pins at 5c. a dozen.
See our display of odds and ends in Enamelware,
Hardware, Towel Racks, Clothes Lines. You will_see
something to please you, especially when you can get
them so cheap.
We are going to put our best efforts
in this sale. Remember the dates, as
nothing will be reserved or sold at
these prices before the time specified.
The store that always says, Thank you
. Corner . Store
Sale Prices for Cash Only