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Wednesday, August 15
Corn, corn, corn, corn everywhere
in Edgefield county.
Members of exemption boards are
.doing trench duty here at home.
Wonder how many American schools
and colleges will teach the German
language after the war?
Bare-foot, knee-pants school boys,
only thirty days of fun and frolic are
left to you. Make the most of the
last leg of vacation.
Wonder how many farmers in Edge
field county, finding no other cause for
complaining, will complain because the
large herves'. "strained" his ground?
In the dim, distant future, when the
United States shall again send an am
bassador to Berlin men will not fall
over each other in their efforts to
secure the job. The place will rather
seek the man.
4'No fodder for cattle in Germany",
says a headline. Well, after the fod
der gives out not many people stand
up to the rack. So we're expecting
to hear of further defection among the
If you don't believe cotton is bring
ing a good price, just ask the
price of cotton goods at the dry goods
stores. But the man who receives
above twenty-five cents for his cotton
should not complain of the price of the
shirt he wears.
Some are suggesting two fish days a
week, instead of two meatless days.
Why, bless your life, most of us who
have only about one fish day in a
year would heartily welcome two fish
days a week as one of the war's bless
ings. But who'll furnish the fish?
Should Tax Soft Drinks.
In crder to offset the loss of revenue
sustained through the curtailment of
distilled liquors, congress is considering
levying a tax on soft drinks. When
?pecial le^'es are necessary in order to
realize an increase of revenue The
Advertiser has always advocated plac
ing a larger tax on luxuries, instead of
placing a tax on the necessities of life.
And it is upon this ground that we fa
vor taxing soft drinks. It is better to
levy a tax on soda-water and bottled
drinks than to place a tax on tea and cof
fee. In fact, it would be a blessing to
humanity, instead of a hardship, if
some of the drinks served at soft drink
stands were taxed out of existence.
The soft drink habit is harmful to the
. constitution as well as to the purse.
Germany's Unspeakable Atrocities.
Before the war was precipitated, like
a bolt of lighting from a cloudless sky,
merchandise bearing the imprint
"Made in Germany" was universally
popular. As a rule, consumers found
that such merchandise possessed merit
and superior quality. But as Germany
has lost the confidence of the world it
will be many decades after the war has
closed before merchandise "Made in
Germany" will again meet with favor.
Aside from the prejudice that will
prevail for a long time against every
thing that bears German ear-marks,
people have lost confidence in the Ger
mans who have over and over again
proven themselves to be unreliable and
Added to the crimes of dropping
bombs upon non-combatants, including
women and children, sinking hospital
and passenger ships without warning,
shooting nurses, ruthlessly destroying
cathedrals, taking the life of women
and children with poisonous gas, a Ger
man commander is guilty of a more
recent act of heartlessness that would
shock the sensibilities of a barbarian.
A short time ago the captain of a Ger
man submarine ranged forty men on
deck who were taken from a merchant
vessel and after taking the life-pre
servers from the men deliberately sub
merged his vessel and drowned them.
Such heartless acts are too horrible to
Red Cross Box Shipped.
On Tuesday afternoon a committee
from the various units comprising the
Woman's. Service League met at the
waiting room at the depot and packed a
red cross box which was sent to Atlanta
to the headquarters there. The box con
tained the following articles contribu
ted by the units as designated:
Bald Eagle1. Chapter children of the
Confederacy/ Fifteen rolls of band
ages, 5 dozen hospital sponges, 14x14,
knitted; 3 dozen and eight hospital
handkerchiefs 18x18; 2 dozen napkins
10x10; one and a half dozen cloths odd
sizes, and a large bundle of old cloth.
Edgefield Chapter U. D. C. One
hundred and seventy-five pillow cases,
12 knitted wash cloths, one large bun
dle of bandages.
Civic Association, 25 pillow cases.
D. A. R. Chapter, 25 pillow cases.
Eight Weeks Club at the Mill, 25
pillow cases, and 12 ice bag covers.
Woman's Christian Temperance
Union, fifty pillow cases, 3 dozen
knitted wash cloths, 3 dozen knitted
sponges, 4 dozen hospital napkins, 2
dozen hospital handkerchiefs.
There will be other contributions sent
from time to-time.
The Civic League has already con
tributed $25.00 to the Red Cross, and
the D. A. R. is knitting some valuable
articles for the sailors.
The box was valued at $66.00,
Self-Explanatory Letter Receiv
ed by Hon. N. G. Evans.
To the Chairman,
County Councils of Defense.
At to-day's meeting of the State
Council of Defense, several mern
bers reported that lawyers in differ
ent parts of the state were charg
ing drafted men fees for drawing
up exemption applications.
The Council expressed itself
unanimously, that provisions should
be made to see that no profit should
be made out of the necessities of
the drafted men. There are many
lawyers, business men, and notaries
who will attend to this matter with
out charge, for the men.
Please arrange for a committee
of qualified men to attend to this
service. The lawyers' services are
not required, and will add nothing
to the merit or effectiveness of the
Please have a representative of
your committee constantly in at
tendance at Board headquarters, to
explain, render assistance, and di
rect the men who may properly
seek exemption, to a member of
your committee who will handle the
matter for them.
Please give publicity to this let
ter through the press, as it is a
matter of great importance. I am
directed to send this letter by unani
mous action of the State Council of
Yours verv trulv,
D. R. Coker,
I will be in my office during the
sitting of the Board and will gladly
assist all drafted men in filing their
papers, and will have a notary
present, who will take the affidavit
free of charge.
The Board will furnish necessary
N. G. Evans,
Chairman Council of Defense.
Five Canning Rules.
1. Keep water ata jumping boil
and do not allow fire to die down
for an instant while cans are in the
2. Keep cover on canner every
moment of the processing time.
Steam plays a large part in cooking
contents of can.
3. The quality or grade of the
pack depends on the number of
whole fruit or uniform pieces of
fruit in the can, the color of the
fruit, the weight, and the flavor.
4. The flavor is often injured by
letting peeled fruit stand too long
before cooking. Prepare at any
one time as many cans only as can
be processed immediately.
5. "Straight from vine to can"
should be the motto. Never can
stale fruit.-Mrs. Jane S. McKim
mon in Progressive Farmer.
"Grandma," asked si^-year-old
Paul, 1 what makes I ' ^n such a
pretty little girl?"
"She is pretty, grandma replied,
"because she is such a good little
"But, grandma," Paul protested,
"you are awful good."-Philadel
REGISTRATION DAY for the
women is Aug., 21. We want
every woman in the county to sign
the Registration card. We must
do our part to help win this war.
While our boys are fighting abroad,
we must enlist to fight the problems
(Continued from First Page.)
counties in South Carolina can these
suggestions be of value. In nearly
all our counties the county super
intendent of education is the only
supervisory officer. In recent years
the work connected with the hand
ling of the business details of the
office has increased to such an ex
tent that the officer who looks after
these well has no time for actual
supervision. A? much as possible
he visits schools, but his visits are
of so short duration and are so sel
dom that it is practically impossible
for him to do the supervising that
needs to be done.
"City schools have had this kind
of close supervision for years and
the pupils have profited by it.
Country teachers and schools should
have similar assistance. This can
be done by giving to the office of
couuty supintendent of education
proper Organization in salary and
supervisory assistance. Longer de
lay in this matter further retards
the educational progress of country
Instructions for Those Who Se
cure Signatures to Hoover
First: Try to get the Chamber
of Commerce or your county paper
to donate such a number of Hoover
cards as will be necessary for the
white and colored women of your
Second: This is a request from
your president of the United States.
. Third: Be courteous and friend
ly. Avoid controversies. Make it
your business to reach every woman
and cook who has charge of a house
hold in the section assigned you,
also every restaurant and hotel keep
er, and chef.
Fourth: The county should be
gub-divided into townships with a
chairman in each township and let
her in turn select her township com
mittee, who could either collect
the women at the churches and'
school houses in each township, or
make a house to house canvas,
whichever method in their judge
ment seems best.
Fifth: Cities should be divided
into wards, precincts and blocks,
and placed in charge of captains,
and each group of women given a
certain number of blocks.
Sixth: Women should go out in
twos in canvassing homes.
Seventh: Have plenty of women
so that the work may be done quick
ly. Before sending them out get'
them all together and explain why
we are asked to sign these cards,
and to what it will lead.
Eigth: In the country, automo
biles should be provided by patriot
ic men and each section definitely
assigned to some group of two
Ninth: Remember this is a most
important task in which you have
the privilege of assisting. South
Carolina must make a good showing
in pledging its women for the con
servation of foods.
Tenth: In getting women to
sign the registration cards make a
brief explanation in each case that
the country needs the services of
women during the war just as much
as the services of men, and that
patriotic women must be willing to
do whatever they can to help their
Eleventh: Push the signing as
rapidly as possible when ounce it is
Twelfth: Work should begin at
once, as soon as your county is
thoroughly organized and ready to
go ahead. ,
Thirteenth: Have the cards sign
ed in your presence and bring them
to the chairman of your Woman's
Committee, who will turn them
over to the Chairman of the Coun
ty Council of Defense.
Fourteenth: The Chairman of the
County Council will then express
the Hoover cards to Herbert Hoov
er, Food Administrator, Washing
ton, D. C.
Fifteenth: The registration cards
shall be turned over to the chair
man of each county and retained by
her at the county seat. Summary
copies in duplicate shall be sent to
Mrs. J. L. Visanska, State Regis
trar, Charleston, S. C., who keeps
one summary and sends the other
to the National headquarters of the
Wo man's Coturnilt.ee, 1814 N St.,|
N. W., Washington, D. C., BO that
if the services of the women regis
tered in diiferent departments are
needed by the Government, they
will know definitely where to find
those qualified for service. Of
coarse this service is voluntary, not
Mrs. F. Louise Mayes,
South Carolina Division, Woman's
Council of Defense.
WANTED-To board three boys
who will attend the Edgefield High
15-2t W. W. Fuller.
(rained 25 Pounds
By Taking Tanke,
Perry Declares he is Now Well
and Strong Again-Took
NASHVILLE MAX SA VS HK WAS
NOT FREE FROM SUFFERING
A SINGLE DAV FOR THREE
"I don't reckon there ever was
anybody in a much worse fix than I
was when I bogan taking Taniac,
but Fve actually gained 25 pounds
since I bepan taking the mecicine
and now I feel as well and strong
as anyone could wish," declared S.
M. Perry, an employee of the City
of Nashville Tenn., who resides at
522 Grace St., that city.
"On5 day about three years ago,"
continued Mr. Perry, "my stomach
became all swollen up and sore and
I began to have pains in my chest.
I took medicine and used ! i ??mente
but they did me no goud and there
was never a day during those three
years I was free from suffering un
til I took Taniac. I had no appe
tite for anything to eat, and every
thing I did eat was sn heavy on my
stomach I could hardly endure the
pain. I had nervous indigestion
and the gas would get up into my
chest and almost cut off my breath.
I was in such a bad shape that the
least excitement would shock my
nerves so much that my heart would
jump and flutter and I was so weak
I could hardly tote the baby. Some
mornings I would start to work
and my heart would stark to flutter
tering and Pd get so weak I could
hardly breathe and would have to
sit down and rest and then go back
home. I would be so weak and
worn out after trying to work all
day and would be so long getting
home my wife would become afraid
I was dead somewhere along the
way. Many a night I suffered so
I was just up and down-mostly
up-unable to sleep at all. I took
every kind of medicine I heard of
and nothing did me any good and
ljust kept going down hill.
"Finally a friend of mine who
knew of ray awful condition told
me I needed Taniac and I got a
bottle and began taking it. It
gave me a fine appetite and I felt
so much better I got another bot
tle, and after taking it I felt per
fectly well and as strong as a mule.
I have taken six bottles in. all and.
as I said before, Fve gained. 25
pounds in weight, and when meal
time comes I am as hungry as a ;
wolf and can eat just anything I
want. I have none of that jumping
and fluttering of the heart now and
I can breathe as free and easy as I
ever could. I sleep like a log
every night and go to my' work
every morning whistling and feel
ing fresh and fine. When I hear
I desire to announce t
will operate the ginnery as
You will find in my si
less Hulls at all times. J\J
To those who have in
each and every one, and
have not in the past given
business with them. Give
1 expect to hold your busi
will use every effort to pie
My gins have been gi
results than T. My price
use 2\ to 2j pound bagging
your plans to gin with me
For the convenience c
A book for you to keep a
eveiy bale ginned, all seed
and ask for your book; the
Always before selling
anyone around complaining, I tell
them they ought to take Tanlac."
Tanlac, the Master Medicine, is
Edgpfiold, 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 W Bracknell &
Plum Branch, K F D No 2, E P
Winn & Bro.
Trenton. G W Wise.
The Gray Legions of "Dixie"
Takes Nation's Capital
as its Honored Guest.
For weeks I have been looking
for Nick Broadwater and General
Mobley to write up the great reun
ion held in Washington. Up to
this date they have written "never a
word;" therefore, I will give you a
few thoughts about this gathering
together of the North, South, East
and West, the Gray and the Blue,
ray flag and your flag, my country
and your country; the gray legions
of "Dixie," the blue hosts of the
Grand Army of the Potomac.
Fifty-six years ago a hostile army
in gray besieged the nation's capital.
Yesterday that same army in gray,
thinned by death and hallowed old
age, repeated its march upon Wash
ington; captured the seat of govern
ment without protest or battle, and
today are the nation's honored and
distinguished guests. Never in the
nation's history have the battle
Bcarred veterans from the Southland
celebrated an anniversary of the
Confederacy in the city which half
a century ago spilled its blood and
sacrificed its all to repel their march
northward; and never in any city
have they received a warmer wel
come. Guests now-a united na
Today the men from "Dixie"
own the city. The great desire of
their lives has been realized-to
hold a reunion in the capital city of
this great country of ours. Streets,
avenues, hotels, lobbies, parks, gov
ernment buildings and private homes
fairly swarmed with tho gray host
last night. Special trains, one
after the other, rolled in from ''Dix
ie" throughout the day and night,
carrying their precious burden of
United Confederate Veterans, sons
of Confederate veterans and grand
children of veterans. Some wore
the gray, some wore the blue, but
all were eager to see "their" capital
and sing the praises of "One God,
one flag, one country and one
Never before has such a gather
ing of people from North, South,
East aud West assembled to pay
homage to the "Stars and Bars" of
the grand old Confederacj'.
J. Russell Wright,
s of the Oi!
hat I have leased the plant frc
heretofore. I will buy seed
:ock both Feed and Fertilizer
[y prices will be in line with p
the past patronized the Oil M
earnestly solicit their continu
the Mill their business, I sha]
? me a trial is all I ask. It is
ness. 1 fully understand this,
ven a complete overhauling, ai
for ginning wrll be as LOW t1
T, which will be furnished at
; if not your entire crop, any ]
?f my customers I have had m
complete record of your cottoi
sold and every bale sold. Gi
re is one here for you. Keep
seed or buying feed, get my
Choked Trafic Keeps Flour Up.
B. R. Cooner, president of the
Adlnh Milling Company, yesterday
cancelled an order for 1,000 barrels
of flour, placed several weeks ago.
Congested traffic conditions has
caused a prolonged delay in making
Fi rst patent flour is now quoted
around ?812.75. Mr. Cooner ex
pects the consuming public to pay
prices much in excess of this
amount- Several factors will con
tribute to an advance in prices, he
says. One of these is the tremend
ous traffic exactions that will con
tinue to be made on the railroads.
The pending food bill, which fixes
a minimum price of $2 for wheat
for the 1913 crop, and the alarming
shortage in the present cop are
causing the wheat producers to store
their grain in anticipation of $3
wheat. Should wheat be- sold at
?2, flour couid be sold in Columbia
from ?10.30 to SH.30 a barrel, Mr.
Cooner says. Dealers are buying
in small lots only just now, pending
the final issue of the congressional
Other grains have followed close
ly in the trail of the sharp advances
in wheat. Milling corn, No. 2, is
selling above $2.50 a bushel. Chica
go has fixed the price for corn for
September at $1.65, but dealers can
not alford to buy heavily now for
deliveries within the next few
weeks. A considerable loss would
be entailed on all corn or corn pro
ducts after the decreased prices ob
tained. Spot oats are quoted at
$1 and $1.05 a bushel with Septem
ber deliveries quoted at 75 and 80
Another factor in the continued
up-heaval of corn prices is the heavy
purchasing of corn by liquor manu
facturers. Manufacture of "hard
liquors" will be prevented 30 days
after the passage of the food bill
by congress. Distilleries are being
pressed to their capacity now and
will continue to "drive" during
the 30 day limit, Mr. Cooner em
Quotations for feeds are 100 per
cent, above figures of one year ago.
Feeds with a large grain co?tent
are quoted at $60 and $65 a ton.
Low grade feeds without grain pro
ducts sell from $5* to $60. Wheat
bran and shorts can hardly be pur
chased, as these feeds are being
garbled up greedily in the milling
centers bf the West. Also the
screenings or faulty wheat are pur
chased readily for feeds. Meal is
selling at $5 for a bag of . two
Mr. Cooner sees no prospect for
an immediate improvement in traf
fic conditions. To the movement
of the grain crops, including oats
and corn and also bay in the West,,
must be added the shipment of cot
ton and cottonseed, just at the time
when the nationwide movement
begins to mobilize the National Ar
my and its equipment.-The State.
I Mill and
)IYI the Addison Mills, and
and sell meal and hulls.
Meal ; also, loose and Lint
revailing markets on Seed
ill I wish to thank them
ed favors. To those who
1 appreciate a chance to do
up to me to satisfy you if
, and with this in view I
nd no one can assure better
LS the LOWEST. I will
reasonable prices. Make
part will be greatly appre
ade a lot of record books,
n crop-every bale picked,
n your first bale with me
your record, don't guess
prices. I will save you
J. G. ALFORD,
Edgefield, S. C.