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Wednesday, October 3,
The I. W. W's are getting their
Twenty-five cents cotton brings pros
perity to Dixie.
The hammerless shotgun has become
as dangerous as the unloaded gun.
The policy of "Jive and let live"
seems to have been cast to the wind.
Russians are still rushing to ruin.
Who can save them from themselves?
The recent murder of so many monied
widows makes a fellow want to die
Every dollar you invest in the Lib
erty Loan drives a nail in the Kaiser's
The Provost Marshall offers $50 re
ward for all draft dodgers. You know
In their food allotment Germans get
3 eggs a week, which is 2 more than
we are getting.
The Advertiser's slogan for the Lib
erty Bond campaign: "Sell a bale to
buy a bond."
There can be no peace until German
autocracy is dead and buried-face
foremost, at that.
What? has! become of the old-time
farmer whose wont it was at this
season to predict a hard winter?
We do not know anything about
LaFolIette's pedigree but it is safe to
say that he is not akin to Lafayette.
You can bet your last dollar that the
Kaiser and the members of his house
hold are not living or pinched ration?.
According to the Pickens Sentinel,
the Missouri man who performed his
own marriage ceremony has no one to
blame but himself.
While everything else has advanced,
government bonds sell for the old
price, which makes them an attractive
investment at this time.
If yon can't have a little change <
jingle in your: jeans with cot- <
.ton at four pounds to the dollar, you'd i
might as well give up hope. j
We know of a man who is so loyal to 1
the Allies that he permits with patience
depredations from English sparrows. 1
Were they German sparrows he would '
shoot them early and late. i
The Advertiser will not make a pre
diction as to who will be the first Ger- .
man ambassador to America after the .
war, but we will venture the statement 1
that his name will not be Bernstorff.
About the only man who has not
profited Jby the war is the salaried
man. The cost of living mounts higher
and ! higher but, unfortunately, the
salary of many a man remains the
If some of "Uncle Sam's" senators
and other men in high places had been
subjects of the Kaiser and had been as
outspoken in their treason, they would
have been executed early in their
career of disloyalty.
The Germans should be made to feel
the barbarity of their own methods by
a return of the mid-night mid-air raids.
It is about time the Englishjand French
were dropping bombs in larger numbers
upon German cities.
Buy a Bond Now.
Many a man says I would volunteer
for military service if it were not for
so and so-this, that or the other.
Well, all such men now have an oppor
tunity of making their dollars do duty
for them. Not only can you serve the
government with your dollars but you
still own them in the form of a Lib
erty Bond. Buy a bond and in that
way serve the government. The quicker
the better, for the $3,000,000,000 must
be raised in 30 days. Do your bit
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Camp Branch News.
We are all out again after so
much rain. If we just could haye
gotten this rain in August, how
much better our crops would have
been, but the Lord knows best.
Most of the men in this section
are working at the camps in Augusta
making good money, we can't blame
them even if they do have to leave
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Griffis came
through a few minutes Saturday
afternoon. He has sold his ford.
Camp Branch has a nice new
bridge now built by Mr. Will De
Laughter. We did not get it before
we needed it.
Mr. John Burnett spent week-end
at home, returning to Augusta Sun
Mr. Tom Burnett and Mr. George
DeLaughter also are working in
Mr. Jim Burnett is now in train
ing at Camp Jackson in Columbia.
Mrs. M Eentire and family will
move back to North Carolina next
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bailey spent
week-end with her father, Mr.
Agnew near Red Oak Grove.
Mr. and Mrs. Peeler from North
Carolina enjoyed a week's visit to
Mrs. Fannie Barrow from North
Augusta returned home after a two
weeks' visit to her sister, Mrs. J. R.
The Holiness metting broke Sun
day night after preaching some fine
sermons for three weeks.
Modoc, S. C.
Petit Jury, First Week, October
W. A. Morgan, Moss.
J. A. Smith, Wise.
B. L. Mims, Edgefield.
E. M. Walker, Johnston.
J. R. Williams, Meriwether.
W. P. Culbreat.h, Talbert.
J. Walter Sawyer Johnston.
H. L. Corley, Talbert.
R. A. Griffis, Moss.
C. L. Berry, Shaw.
T. A. Broadwater, Pickeos.
Jesse P. Tiramerman, Blocker.
A. J. Lewis, Johnston.
S. M. Mitchell, Ward.
G. T. Duncan, Shaw.
I. D. Yonce. Ward.
J. M. Swearingen, Shaw.
W. A. Clark, Ward.
J. H. White, Johnston.
R. T. Warren, Pickens.
J. M. Bell, Elmwood.
J. D. May, Wise.
T. B. Holmes, Ward.
Geo. D. Rhoden, "
M. A. Taylor, Edgefield.
Callisnn Kemp, Talbert.
T. L. Talbert, Collins.
J. W. Peak, Edgefield.
W. M. Agner, Collins.
T. H. WhitlocK, Shaw.
S. E. Powell, Meriwether.
J. H. Calliham, Collins.
S. J. Reynolds,
J. T. Reese, Meriwether.
J. E. Huiet, Pickens.
G. W. Scott, Ward,
Rich Lands a Prerequisite to
With cotton at ?100 a bale, the
lifference in value between our av
erage yield of one-third of a bale
per acre and a yield of a bale per
icre amounts to 86G.66. Even at
550 a bale, the difference is ?33.33
Now since the cost of breaking
:he land and planting and making
;he crop are practically the same, it
s evident that wo have a very wide
nargin indeed in which to pay for
;he extra cost of making the extra
pield. Soil-improving crops and
fertilizers may be used rather lav
ishly if they will double 'or treble
But, as in everything else, there's
a right way to go about the matter
of getting double the average yields.
The use of commercial nitrogen
will often pay, but the use of atmos
pheric nitrogen, supplemented by
plenty of acid phosphate, will pay
better. Moreover, it will furnish us
the humus that 95 per cent of our
soils so sorely need.
Here, then, is our first and big
gest farm management problem,
and its solution is through the use
of plenty of velvet beans and peas
in summer and clover and rye in
winter. These mean rich lands
and prosperous farmers.-Progres
I The Pilis That Do Cure.
IS DISPENSER OF COMFORT
One Englishwoman Does "Her Bit" by
Keeping Open House for Wounded
There is a large class of English
women, writes a London correspondent,
who have to keep their own homes go
ing, but who manage to take time to
help to ease the war strain. She visits
soldiers' wives and families In dark
and dirty streets, as do most of her
friends and hundreds of other women.
She never goes empty-handed. To pay
.for these luxuries she dispenses with
help In the housework, rising earlier
in the morning to do lt herself. Here
ls the experience of one:
In the course of her visit to a hos
pital a tall, sad, young Scotchman won
her sympathy. He was grievously
wounded, but what he seemed to suffer
from most was homesickness and a
wild longing for his. own people, es
pecially his mother. "She can't afford
lt," he said when asked why she did
not visit him. "She could get a half
fare warrant, I know, but even then
she's not accustomed to travel, and
she'd be lost in a strange town."
This gave her an idea. She would
ask the mother to come to Leeds and
stay with her ! She met her at the sta
tion and took her up to the hospital,
Where the excited boy lay.
For a few days the old Scotch wom
an stayed with her, and then returned
to Scotland full of gratitude and de
light nt having seen her son. She was
the first of many guests entertained by
this warm-hearted Englishwoman. Sol
diers' wives came, sometimes bringing
with them a baby-once or twice It
Was a baby the father had never seen
before, born while he was at the front ;
soldiers' sisters, sweethearts, mothers,
all poor women who could not afford
to have come without her offer of hos
pitality. They arrived tired, anxious
and sud, and she comforted them and
cheered them, and they went away hap
pier to know that their dear ones had
?0 kind a friend at hand.
CAMELS ARE IN BIG DEMAND
Great Numbers of Beast of the Desert
Used by the British in Defense
Along the banks af the Suez canal
and thence along the old coast road to
the east you will find today between
the endless series of British encamp
ments caravans of camels passing to
and fro with their burdens or lying
patiently at their mangers and chew
ing the cud with that tranquil expres
sion of the beast which no stress of
war can disturb, says the Manchester
There are more camels gathered
here than ever were assembled In the
bazaars of Cairo or Damascus. Though
the defense of Egypt has been carried
forward from the canal itself to the
hills and dunes of the Sinai desert
and to the Land of Promise beyond,
the camel is still an integral part of
the defensive scheme. Roads and rail
ways, it is true, run out here and there
eastward from the bank, but there re
mains a vast hinterland unreclaimed
from the desert, waste, In which our
troops continually move.
The World on Wheels.
According to a report by the office
of public roads, which takes notice of
such matters, there were 8,512,090 au
tomobiles and motor trucks and 250,
S20 motorcycles registered in the
United States in 1916. This is an in
crease of 43 per cent over the registry
of cars and trucks for the previous
year. The gain was greatest In the
Southern states, where it reached SO
per cent. On the estimate of the pres
ent population there is now an automo
bile for every 29 people in the United
States. On the basis of comfortable
seating capacity, this makes room for
one-sixth of the inhabitants, says
Thomas F. Logan in Leslie's. Or, in
other words, if properly apportioned,
every sixth or seventh family would be
found supplied. The total license reve
nue derived from this source for 1916
was $25,865,370, which represents an
Increase of $7,699,6;"9 over the receipts
of the same character for the year
For Old Linoleum.
An old linoleum, if not worn into
holes, may be refroshed and made al
jaost as good as new with little trou
ble. First, be sure that it is stretched
'and tacked as closely as possible.
Then paint It all over with two coats
of any good wash paint, letting the
first one dry before supplementing it
with the second. When this Is quite
dry, give the floor a coating of orange
shellac. After this ls dry, go over lt
with a second coat. This gives an ex
cellent finish to the floor and win make
the linoleum not only look well, but
add greatly to its wearing qualities.
An oil mop will keep it clean.
Why Cherries Are Red.
It was the theory of Darwin that
nature made cherries beautiful to the
eye for a definite purpose. Red, he
said, was the most prominent and at
tractive color. Cherries turned to that
hue in order to attract birds. Birds,
noting the brilliant globules, tasted
them, found them to their liking, told
other birds and consumed the crop,
swallowing seeds and all. In this way
the cherry stones were carried far and
wide over the country and dropped
where they might grow Into other
Wouldn't Wal. That Long.
' "So you're a bill collector, eh?"
"Do you believe In a hereafter?"
"I certainly do but I'm not going
te walt until then to co-lect this bill."
Invitation to Visit Our Second Floor
We desire to call the attention of our patrons and the public generally to the large
stock of furniture and house furnishings of all kinds, which we carry on our second floor.
Every department was replenished early, and we can sell at very reasonable prices.
FURNITURE : Wc are showing a complete stock of furniture. When in need of
a bureau, wardrobe, sideboard, china closet, hat rack, dining table, dining chairs, rock
ers come in and let us show you through our stock. We extend the ladies a special
invitation to call. .We also carry a large assortment of iron beds, all sizea.
Ask to see our stock of Mattresses in cotton and felt. Our ''Blue Ribbon" spring
mattress is the best on the market. Try one. '
ART SQUARES AND RUGS: We are not only showing the largest but the pret
tiest assortment of Rugs and Art Squares that we have ever bought. Can please the
most exacting buyers. An inspection of our stock will convince you.
STOVES, RANGES AND HEATERS : This is the season for casting the old stoves
aside and purchasing a new one. We have all sizes of stoves and ranges from the best
manufacturers. Large stock to select from.
Vehicles and Harness
Do you need a new buggy? Come in and let us show you the strong line of bug
gies and carriages we sell. They are made by the most reliable manufacturers in the
country. We have any style you want.
Our stock of harness is large and our price is as low as the lowest. Single and
double wagon or buggy harness to select from. We also carry a full stock of saddles.
' We always have a large assortment of coffins and caskets to select from-anything
from the cheap coffin to the best metal casket. Our hearse responds to all calls-day
Heavy Groceries and Plantation Supplies
OL. our first floor will always be found a large stock of heavy groceries, farming
implements, hardware and plantation supplies of all kinds. Let us supply your needs
in every department. We can make it to your interest to make your purchases at our
GARRETT & GALHOUN
'.'WEEKLY COTTON* LETTER."
The buying movement orr the
part of the shorts of both future
and spot contracts found its culmi
nation during the past week, and at
the present writing having suffered
a substantial re action the market
finds itself in a waiting position
pending the issuance of the Gov
ernment Report which makes its
appearance at ll o'clock October
2nd. This report is expected by
the trade to come somewhere around
62 inasmuch as two private report
ing agencies have made this aver
age at that figure, which agencies
have in the past been more or less
correct in forecasting the Govern
The position ot the spot market
remains unchanged from the status
that has attained during the past
two weeks. Spots in the south,
over the entire belt, briuging a
substantial premium over prices of
deferred positions on the New-York
contract market. Offerings are ex
tremely limited and when we take
into consideration the large forward
commitments which have been made
for the October delivery, it is rather
hard to realiz?, with the present
limited amount of cotton for sale,
how the dealer will fill his require
ments on the basis of present values.
Fluctuation in prices may be broad
on account of the limited supply of
contracts in the New York market,
but in the main any decline of con
siderable value will be met with a
stubbon resistance on the part of
the producer. It looks to us, not
withstanding present high levels
that values must seek a higher ba
sis in order to induce.a freer mar
keting of the crop. This letter is
necessary for the immediate require
ments of the consumers.
Yours very truly,
GARRETT & CALHOUN.
Sept. 29, 1917.
Free of Charge.
Any adult suffering from cough,
cold or bronchitis, is invited to call
at the drug store of ' Collett &
Mitchell and get absolutely free, a
sample bettie of Bosehee's German
Syrup, a soothing and healirip: reme
dy for all lung troubles, which has
a successful record of fifty years.
Gives the patient a good night's
rest free from coughing, with free
expectoraiion in the morning.
Regular sizes, 25 and 75 cents.
For sale in all civilized countries.
rrrn KZST FOK
^ Biff T? S AX? "viONEYS
It should be handsome, durable,
fire-resisting and economical. If you
will write us we will convince you
that all these qualities are combined
in the famous
Made in beautiful red or green
colors. These shingles form ashand
some a roof as you can find. Their
slate surface guarantees long wear.
We can't tell you all you should
know about them in this small space.
We'd rather have you see them.
Write for samples and prices to-day.
Roofing and Mantel Co.
607 Broad St. AUGUSTA, GA.
Mantels, Tiles, Crates
Metal Roofing, etc.
Only One "BROMO QUININE"
To gret the genuine, call ?or full name, LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE. Look for signature of
E. W. GROVE. Cures a Cold in One Day. Stops
couch and headache, and works off cold. 25c
Vl'?i Sure?y S?oo Thal Gouah.
We want our friends throughout Edgefield county to know
that our hardware store on upper Broad Street is well supplied
in?every department with just what they need. We buy in
We are offering some Oliver Chilled Plows-one horse, one
and-a-half horse and two horse-at very low prices. Get the g
price of other dealers and come to us. Then you will see the
bargain we offer.
Laige stock of Blacksmith tools of all kinds. We also carry
harness and saddles.
Let us sell you a shotgun cheap and supply you with new
club shells that were bought early.
Now is a good time to paint. Let us sell you your paint.
HARDWARE DEPARTMENT OF
E. M. ANDREWS FURNITURE CO.
1289 Broad Street Augusta, Georgia