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ABOUT 5,000,000 DEAD
IN BATTLING ARMIES
New York.-From a careful
study of what has been made
public regarding casualties In
the three years of war, lt appears
that about 5,000,000 combatants
have lost their lives and about
5,000,000 have been killed, cap
tured, reported missing or so
badly wounded that they can
not return to the front. This
takes no account of the millions
of slightly wounded men.
The table below gives the
losses of all the fighting nations
in killed and in men put out of
the struggle by death, wounds,
sickness or capture:
Killed, for lighting.
Great Britain.... 300,000 765,000
France . 975,000 2,060,000
Russia .1560,000 4,600,000
Italy .". 120.000 260.000
Belgliu*. 55.000 120.000
Serbia. 66,000 100,000
Roumanla . 100,000 250.000
Montenegro . 6,000 30.000
Portugal. Small Small
United States. .
Japan . SmaU Small
Totals ..2,178,000 8,175,000
Germany .?2,120,000 4.550,000
Austria . 620.000 2,000,000
Turksy ._.. 146.000 ?0,000
Bulgaria . 9.000 24,000
Totals tot both
aides ..5,072,000 15.699,009
?B0PE FAILS; STEW DOES IT
8u5oide Uncertain With ?War Subttl.j
, tut??," I? Experience of Hot
: Amsterdam.-A Prague newspaper
relates the story of an artist there who
lound it impossible to kill himself with
(poison or a rope, but succeeded in his
.elm by eating a restaurant stew. The
newspaper's account of the tragedy is
"Tired of Ufe at forty-five, the ar
tist procured a portion of a violent
poison and tried to poison himself
with it In vain he awaited a fatal
.effect, and on the following day had
the remains of the vial analyzed. It
was a Var substitute* poison. He then
?procured a rope and hanged himself,
font the rope was made o? paper pulp,
and lt broke.
The twofold failure of his attempt 1
.-at suicide the man regarded as a sign]
of fate, and a fresh joy In life inspired j
?him. Proceeding to a certain well
known restaurant he ordered and con
: sn med an alleged meat stew. It was
:a *war Substitute' stew, and two hours
Mrs. Helen Hill Weed, daughter of
?the Connecticut congressman, who by
.her clever defense of herself and her
; twelve sister-suffragettes has won the
; admiration of the court and all mern
jbers of the bar who followed with in
terest their trial for "obstructing the
f traffic" In front of the White House
1 This ardent suffragist took upon her
?self the duties of counsel ??nd won
?great favor with the lawyers by her
?skillful cross-examinations. Mrs. Weed
?never studied law in her life but she
?certainly made things hum some In the
Despite her strong defense, the suf
jfragists were adjudged guilty and fined
!$25 apiece. Two of the ladies paid,
?the other eleven electing to serve three
?days in jail-the alternative. Mrs.
[Weed was one of the eleven to choose
j jail. Upon their release they were roy
ially feted by the woman's party in the
jSLACKER SPOUSE BEATEN UP
Chicago Bride Brings War's Horror
Home to Husband and Lands
Him in Hospital
: Chicago.-The first of the slacker
'marriages here to make public appear
ance on the domestic junk pile was re
corded at a hospital when Conrad Jef
fers, twenty-nine, was brought tn with
.his skull fractured by hammer blows
and his throat cut
"He married me two months ago to
escape the draft," explained Mrs. Jef
fers. "I found out that he was a slack
er and we quarrelled all the time. We
ihad hours of it last night and finally
when he was asleep I got a hammer
and razor and went after him."
, Jeffers is in a critical condition.
BRIGHTER OUTLOOK IN CHINA.
Civil war In China, which a few
weeks ago seemed Imminent, has been
averted by compromise, and the split
which threatened to destroy the re
public is likely to be healed without
leaving any serious scar. The Chi
nese have had their taste of civil war,
and are in no mood for another
experience. The militarists and the
southern constitutionalists are each
extending olive branches, and the
election of a new parliament will
doubtless put an end to their troubles.
But if China Is averse to civil war,
she ls unquestionably eager for partici
pation In the war against Germany.
The constitutionalists, who see in a
German triumph the downfall of con
stitutional democracy throughout the
world, are as strong for war as are the
leaders of the military party, says
Cleveland Plain Dealer. If there Is any
antiwar party In China Its numbers
are small. The trouble at Peking
arose largely because of the desire of
each party to assume responsibility for
the conduct of the war. The parlia
ment resented any attempt to act with
out its authorization, while the anti
parliamentarians sought to put the re
sponsibility in the hands of a military
Plans alone won't win the war, but
there ls satisfaction in the reflection
.that all our war plans have been big,
tv.-o-fis ted plans, unhesitatingly adopt
ed, says Philadelphia Press. When
we set about filling a war chest we
poured $2,000,000,000 Into lt as a first
'installment When we set about rais
ing an army we enrolled about 10,000,
000 young men from which to choose.
Red Cross necessity presented itself,
and so we raised more than a hundred
.million dollars for that In a single
week. About shipbuilding we have
been a bit slow In starting, but before
Jong we shall have that project work
ing on a liberal and comprehensive
scale. That ls the American way.
..War will nevar be outgrown until
women take a greater part hi all hu
man life and processes,** was the con
clusion reached by Charlotte Perkins
Gllm?n In her discussion of the gen
eral subject of "War and the World
Hope." Mrs. Gilman reasoned that be*
cause the Ufe of the world ls dominated
la great part by men, and because It
ls the natural masculine Instinct to
fight for the pure love of fighting, our
humanity ls a fighting humanity, says
Springfield Republican. The human
processes of life have been denied to
that this shall not occur now. The food
and the discipline of the children will
be looked after to the end that the
^babies of the war period may be aa
perfect as those of any other time In
our history. .
At first there was a bit of tremor
in the thought of sending men to
France. But the welcome accorded
?our vanguard and the enthusiasm for
the cause aroused by those Americans
in the midst of a people fighting for
existence and for civilization, ls cer
'tain to set burning in the heart of
j every red-blooded young American the
?desire to get over and be in the thick
of the excitement.
A statistician reports that the pur
chasing price of money is declining so
that a dollar was equivalent to 47.8
cents in April, compared with 48.6"
jcents in March and 50.3 In February.
;We defy him to figure out how long
It will be before a dollar ls worth
A plea made in defense by the traf*
Ackers in the necessaries of life In this
crisis ls that they are human. But
the men who make the greatest sac
rifices for their country and their fel
low-men are human also.
Uncle Sam has bought 200,000 wind
proof shirts for his bluejackets. A
wind-proof shirt may be fine for blue
Jackets, but a laundry-proof shirt would
find a bigger market
All we have to do to deal with the
spy effectually is to study Germany's
method of dealing with those found
within her own borders.
The amount of butter fat in the
city's milk supply may be slipping
somewhat but the price ls holding up
good and strong.
"Do not despise prunes," says a
writer on food topics. "They are nour
ishing.*' They have nourished the Joke
smiths for years.
Inventors with schemes that will
really put the submarine out of busi
ness need not fear the competition.
Haig doesn't take a town until he ls
prepared to hold lt It is a system that
IN "PRUNE STREET PRISON"
Some Well-Known Men Were Confined
in Philadelphia Jail When Impris
onment for Debt Prevailed.
The terms "Prune street prison" may
be more readily understood by a read
er if he shall simply bear in mind
that Prune street was once the name
of what ls now Locust street from
Fourth to Sixth, the change having
been made about, probably, forty years
ago, says the Philadelphia Evening
As to the prison, it existed on the
north side of Prune street and ended
below Sixth and was in the nature of
an extension of the Walnut street pris
on at the southeast corner of Sixth and
Walnut streets. At a time when im
prisonment for debt was a punishment
under the law of Pennsylvania, the
Prune street prison was used chiefly
for that purpose. In the latter part
of the eighteenth century and the ear
ly part of the nineteenth, it sometimes
contained many well known as well as
humble men who were unable to meet
the demands of their creditors. Rob
ert Morris was one of the prisoners
for several years. During the prolong
ed period of his dispensation In trying
to stave off the swarms of Importunate
men to whom he owed money, he would
sometimes speak or write of "Prune
street" as if the jail loomed np before
him like a thing of dread. While Mor
ris was there, William B. Wood, the
eminent actor, whose long life was af
terward associated with the first and
the second Chestnut street theater,
was one of his companions in misery.
HUMAN FACE ON CRAB'S BACK
Queer Legend ls Attached to an Oddi
ty of Nature Which Is Found in
' ? crab with a human face ls one of
the oddities to be found in Japanese
waters. Not only that, but the face ls
surprisingly like that of a Japanese
warrior in the "old, unhappy, far-off
days of the post" This face is formed
hy the strange figuration of the crab's
back. To see one of the creatures
cradling on the sand ls to see what,
apparently is a human face moving
across the beach.
According to Japanese history, the
nation was beset hy a plague of piracy
a few centuries ago, says the New
York World. The coasts were ravaged,
vessels sunk and terror spread gener
ally by marauding sea rovers. Then
the people organized a fleet and set
out to exterminate the pirates. A
great battle followed in which all of
the freebooters were slain.
At this point legend steps In. It ls
j said that nnt in?? ?#*?- *?-- ?--".
How a Bullet Drops.
In what position does a rifle bullet
return to earth? In order to solve the
problem a special stand was erected
in Germany recently, and experiments
were carried on along the shores of a
lake the surface of which was frozen,
says the Popular Science Monthly. The
Ice" was covered with strong plaaks.
It was shown that an infantry rifle
bullet shot upward in a vertical direc
tion passes downward in the same po
sition In which lt passed upward-In
other words, It came back again to
earth with Its bottom first
Why was lt not upset at its culmi
nation point? The answer is that the
propelling force ceases to act at the
culmination point. But the twist has
as yet not stopped, and therefore it
starts Its fall with a twist Even on
Impact the twist has not stopped, as
was indicated by the warping of the
wood fibers in the planking on the ice.
Dogs Must Leave England.
Man's faithful friend, the dog, Is
being driven from England, because he
eats too much, said John Forbes of
this city, who recently returned from
Liverpool, says the Cleveland Press.
With famine threatening the British
Isles, dogs are being sent away, espe
cially to the United States.
"Every member of royalty, who kept
Immense kennels, has given up these
dogs," said Forbes. "I could have had
a fine blooded Irish setter for $5 if I
bad the arrangements for carrying the
dog home. Members of our crew pur
chased some fine dogs, among them
Pomeranians, which they brought to
' The nautilus ls a flat spiral shell
four to six Inches in diameter which In
the adult shell has two and one-half
colls. It is gracefully turned and deli
cately built, pearly within and porcela
neous without. The original specimens,
before they have been cleaned and pol
ished, have cross-bands marking their
exterior of a reddish-brown color. Op
posite' the opening of the shell, the
coll bears a large patch of black, and
there is also a narrow bond of black
lining the edge of the opening.
A Social Leveler.
The vegetable wugon is a great lev
eler and we notice when it comes
around in the morning and the neigh
bor wom/en meet at lt that those
whose husbands make $3,500 a yeur
chat very pleasantly with those whose
husbands make only $100 a month.
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J. R. BLAKE, Gen. Agt.
Greenwood, S. C.
Jan. 1st. 1917.
Southern Railway Company.
Columbia, S.C, July 23, 1917.
To All Concerned:
Effective Tuesday, July 24, will
restore service between Trenton and
Edgefield as follows:
Lv. Trenton . . . . 8.00 A.M.
Lv. Parkhill .... 8:10 A. M.
Ar. Edgefield . . . 8:20 A.M.
Lv. Edgefield . . 8:46 A.M.
Lv. Paikhill . . . 8:55 A.M.
ju?, uaviiuaui . . ll'.iO A.?Tri.
Lv. Eureka . . . 11:50 A.M.
Lv. Milledgeville . . 11:55 A.M.
Lv. Lakeview . . . 12:03 P.M.
Lv. Crofts . . . . 12:09 P.M.
Lv. Pineridge Camp . 12:19 P.M.
Ar. Aiken .... 12:25 P.M.
No. Ill mixed between Edgefield
NO. 132 MIXED.
Lv. Aiken . . . 12:55 P.M.
Lv. Pineridge Camp . 12:59 P.M.
Lv. Crofts .... 1:09 P.M.
Lv. Lake View . . . 1:15 P.M.
Lv. Milledgeville . . 1:25 P.M.
Lv. Eureka . . . *. 1:34 P.M.
Lv. Baynham . . . 1:42 P.M.
Lv. Trenton .... 1:55 P.M.
Lv. Parkhill . . . .2:15 P.M.
Ar. Edgefield ... 2:25 P.M.
NO. 131 MIXED.
Lv. Trenton . . . 1:15 P.M.
Lv. Baynham ... 1:25 P.M.
Lv. Eureka . . . . 1:34 P.M.
Lv. Milledgeville . , 1:41 P.M.
Lv. Crofts .... 1:55 P.M.
Lv. Pineridge Camp . 2:08 P.M.
Ar. Aiken .... 2:15 P.M.
No. Ill, 131. 132 make flag 6tops
above stations except Trenton which
is a stop. Time shown as informa
tion only and confers no rights.
B. W. BROOKS,
State of South Carolina ) Court of
County of Edgefield. \ C ommon
W. M. Rowland, Plaintiff; vs. Lucy
Notice to Creditors to file and
All persons having claims against
the Estate of Charitv Philpot, Jr.,
will please take notice that they are
required by Order of Court in above
cause to file and prove same before
me on pr before the 1st day of
October next, (191V), or their claims
will be forever barred thereafter as
provided in said Decree, as to any
and all funds now in my hands as
Master in re the above stated cause.
J. H. Cantelou,
Master for Edgefield County.
Dated July 13, 1917.
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