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tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, October IO.
Sell a bale and buy a bond.
The abbreviation, U. S., means us
including every loyal, patriotic citizen.
The question is ever being asked,
What will Columbia do with their
country cousins fair week?
Old man Jack Frost will soon pay his
first visit of the autumn to this sec
tion. Unless he postpones it for sev
eral weeks, his coming will be unwel
"Joanna" is going to be mighty high
next spring, but you need not worry
about it yet. After the price of cotton
seed passes the dollar mark do not ex
pect cheap fertilizers.
Can you name a nation of the earth
that has not either declared war on or
broken relations with Germany? Such
a condition must long ago have caused
the Kaiser to abandon his hope of be
ing ruler of the universe.
The bakery at Camp Hancock, near
Augusta, consumes 17,000 pounds of
flour daily, which gives a small idea of
what an army consumes. This shows,
too, why it requires nearly $1,000,000
a day to feed "Uncle Sam's" present
By their continued killing of Inno
cent women and children, the Ger
mans have forced a reprisal on the part
of England and France. As brutal as it
is, no one can blame the Allies for
hereafter bombarding German cities
at night from the air.
Buy a Bond.
Have you purchased a Liberty Bond,
or have you been too busy to give the
matter a serious thought? While you
contribute to the natianal war fund by
purchasing a bond, yet you do not
donate a penny. Government .bonds
are regarded the world over as the
safest investment a man can make'.
Therefore, in thus contributing to the
war fund you are only making an in
??Preparations for the war must be made
on a large scale and it must be prose
cuted vigorously, if an early termina
tion is reached. To do both, prepare
on a large scale and prosecute vigor
ously, requires an enormous outlay
daily. The government must raise the
necessary money at once and the quick
est and best way is through the float
ing of bonds. This is why the Liberty
Bonds are now offered for sale.
Consider the matter seriously, now,
if you have not already done so.
No Race Troubles at Camp Jackson.
Those who have [been predicting
trouble at Camp Jackson when colored
troops were sent to the camp for train
ing can now allay their fears. As long
as Southern negroes, especially South
Carolina negroes, are sent to Camp
Jackson there need-be no apprehension
or uneasiness as to the deportment of
either the white or colored troops.
They fully understand;leach;other, and
each race will accord to the other its
rights. Trouble comes from mixing
the races in camp when Northern ne
groes are brought South. These men
know nothing of real Southern condi
tions. The following from The State
of Monday morning shows that a kind
ly and cordial feeling exists between
the white and colored troops of South
"A splendid spirit of patriotism was
shown by white troops toward the ne
groes being mobilized at Camp J?ck
son yesterday. When a train bearing
several hundred negroes drove into
the camp the white troops broke spon
taneously into lusty cheering, which
was taken up along the line until it
extended far away into the lines of
When the colored troops arrive at
the camp they are at once assigned to
barracks on the northern side of the
cantonment-and the rigid military reg
ulations which control camp life will
keep them segregated throughout the
course of training.
Make Fertilizers at Home.
Occasionally people are caught in an
unfortunate plight, like farmers were
in the fall of 1914, without warning.
And again farmers have due notice of
an impending disaster or stroke of ill
fortune, yet they make no attempt to
avoid the consequences. In the first in
stance they deserve sympathy; in the
second they deserve none.
Conservative estimates place the
rise in price of commercial fertilizers
for 1918 at from 30 to 40 per cent.
This information is given farmers six
or eight months before fertilizers will
be needed for next year's crop, and yet
how few will take active steps to pro
vide cheaper and better fertilizers at
home. Every farmer who has straw,
leaves or other similar vegetable mat
ter available should begin at once and
fill all stalls and barn-yard knee-deep.
Let this operation be repeated as often
as a new supply of litter is needed and
by spring scores and hundreds of wagon
loads can be hauled into the fields,
making a better fertilizer than that
which is purchased in sacks. The Ad
vertiser is not "knocking" commercial
fertilizers, but we are urging farmers
to save themselves from the high
prices that will prevail next spring.
Even with the barn-yard manure some
chemical fertilizers should be used.
But at this time let the latter be the
minor and not ' the major portion of
the fertilizers used.
Fertilizer prices may not be out of
proportion to other prices next spring,
yet if in keeping with other prices
they will be high enough. Therefore,
this word of warning is not out of
place now. Being thus forewarned
farmers should be forearmed.
Just Fifty Years Ago.
I have wander'd far away. -Mase,
From the spot where we were born,
1 scarcely know the place now,
It looks so old and lone.
I never see the fields now,
Or brooks and meadows low,
Where we in youth together played
Just fifty years ago.
My thoughts arewand'ring back Mase,
To days forever gone,
To homes that were to us so dear,
But Oh, I fear, we ne'er can be
So happy here below,
As was our sunny child-hood free
Just fifty years ago.
My thoughts are wandering back,
To the beech tree o'er the spring,
That near our early school house stood,
And near to it our swing,
Oh yes, and to the old fiat rock,
With corners round and low,
Where many joyous hour we spent
Just fifty years ago.
I wandered to the old'spot, Mase,
Last summer-time, you know,
The church and school house stands
The rock and beech tree too,
The friends are gone we used to meet,
The shady oaks lie low,
Where we in buoyant hopes once
Just fifty years ago.
I went into the grave-yard, Mase,
The walls are tumbling down,
On graves o'er which we both have
High grass and weeds have grown,
New stones are standing high and
Near those we use to know,
And on them written names we loved
Just fifty years ago.
Oh sad my heart, while thinking,
Of hopes and friends of yore,
They're sleeping death's cold, silent
We ne'er can see them more,
But in Heaven's holy, peaceful home,
We death no more can know
But live and praise ?.with those we
Just fifty years ago.
[Dedicated to MASE, my school-mate,
and sweet heart when a bare-foot
b?y-1 -J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
Seneca, S. C.
See "The Hunted Woman" in five
parts at the Movies, Oct. 12th, for
Mary Washington Shoes are the
kind you should buy for your wife
and daughter as there is none better
try a pair.
We carry a large stook of Men's
and Boys' Suits and Ovetcoats in
any color and style. You want to
give us a trial before you buy.
FOR SALE: One five-room house and
lot in the town of Edgefield. Apoly to
W. M. HARLI?G.
Sale of Personal Prop
On Tuesday October 23, at ll o'clock,
I will sell at my home four miles of
Edgefield, one mule, one horse, one
mare and colt, buggy, surrey, and all
farm implements. Mr. P. C. Stevens
will Bell the above at auction for me.
MRS. E. P. ARTHUR.
Don't Leave Coin
Out In The Wet
Farmer Says He'd Just As
Soon Leave Horse And
Buggy Out All Winter As
To Leave His Land Out
It's Like Washing Away
Good Money. j
A well-known Alabama farmer said
this: "I'd as soon leave my horse
and buggy out in the rain all winter
as to leave my land out to wash
away and lose all that richness I've
worked to put in. it." He's everlast
ingly right. Put a cover crop on your
land. Don't throw away gold dollars
just because they happen to be in
the shape of nitrates and humus. You
can coin 'em into "regular money'
What this farmer said is nothing
more nor less than good, hard com
mon sense, and it's right in line with
the Jobson System which he was
discussing at the time.
This method and Mr. Jobson's re
markable plow are causing more
talk and more enthusiasm in this
country right now than anything
that's been written about for 40
years; for everybody knows its not
only bringing to our farms bigger
crops or. less labor but it's also going
to be the salvation of our land.
For this reason a number of lead- I
ing dealers are actively at work in- I
troducing the plow and the Jobson
System in this county.
These dealers, who will be glad to
give all interested customers who call
for it a copy of the Jobson paper,
"Common Sense Farming," are as
W. L. Dunovant, Edenfield; V.
E. Edwards & Bros., Johnston;
Trenton Fertilizer Co., Trenton;
Middleton & Rich, Meriwether; J.
W..Blackneil & Son, Plum Branch;
T. Garrett Talbert, Parksville
For the county of Spartanburg.
alone, there are actually 21 Johnson
agencies, and it is understood that
there are many other firms in Edge
field countv who have applied, and
will no doubt be enrolled.
First Increment of Colored Men.
The local board sent 53 colored
men to Camp Jackson last Friday.
They assembled in the court house
at 10 o'clock After a roll calla short
prastical talk was made by Rev.
William Peterson, in which he gave
the men some wise counsel. The
men were then allowed to attend a
reception given by the colored people
at the colored Methodist church.
At 10:30 they again assembled at
the court house and marched to the
depot in charge of Willie Barnes.
A large number of colored people
gathered at the depot to see the men
depart. While waiting for the hour
of departure the crowd was address
ed briefly, but pointedly and ap
propriately, by Rev. J. W. Shaw,
Rev. Frank Weaver and Andrew
Simkins. All of them gave the men
wife counsel. The men were served
with dinner at Trenton. All ap
peared to be happy and in excellent
Extra special we have received by
by today's express a shipment of 35
Ladies' Coat Suits in black, navy,
purple, grey, and tan, any of these
suits, retails from 885700 to $37.50
but we bought them at a great bar
gain and we are offering any of
these suits for next Saturday and
Monday at ?21.00.
tual Insurance Associ
Property Insured $2,500,000.
WRITE OR CALL on the un
dersigned for any information you
may desire about our^planiof insur
We insure your property against
FIRE, WINDSTORM or LIGHT
and do so cheaper than any Com
pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared to
prove to you that ours is the safest
and cheapest plan of insurance
Our Association is now licensed
to write Insurance ?n the counties
of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
mick, Laurens and Edgefield.
The officers are: Gen. J. Fraser
Lyon, President, Columbia, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agt., Secy. &
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. O. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
Jno.,H. Childs, Bradley, S. C.
A. W. Youpgblood, Hodges, S. C.
S. P. Morrah, Willington, S. C.
L.N. Chamberlain,McCormick, S.C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
F.L.Timmerman, Pln't. Lane, S. C.
J. C. Martin, Princeton, S. C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE, Gen. Agt.
Greenwood, S. C.
Jan. 1st, 1917.
I NEW MONSTER U-BOATS
J NOISELESS, SAYS SWISS
A Swiss newspaper corre
?I? spondent who recently visited
Kiel says the German subma
4? rlnes of the latest type are
^ cruisers of 2,000 or more tons,
jg with a radius of action of thou
sands of miles. At least four %
* of these new U-cruisers have &
% already been built, and several %
* others will be completed this J*
?fi The submersible cruisers *
* have 'several batteries of six- if.
* inch guns and three torpedo jj?
4? tubes. Their speed is said to ?>
?J be over 20 knots per hour on J||
J* the surface and 12 knots sub- &
J merged. Each one of the ves- ^|
4* sels has a crew of more than .*>
jj 100 men. %
4? An Important feature of the *
new monster submarines ls that %
they have noiseless motors. Af- ?*.
^ ter diving they move silently %
* through the water and their *
4, presence cannot be detected by *
T an enemy ship even with the *
% finest instruments. %
POOH-BAH JOINS THE ARMY
Sandberg Held Nearly Every Office in
His Town, But War Wooed
Bangor, Me.-When Carl J. Sand
berg of The Folks enlisted the other
day with Company E of Skowhegan,
which is now doing guard duty, he up
set the entire officialdom of the town.
He was principal of the high school,
assistant postmaster, chairman of the
board of selectmen, superintendent of
schools, notary public, tax collector
and game warden.
But patriotism overcame all these
honors, and he walked out of all these
official robes to help Uncle Sam in his
scrap with the kaiser.
The Folks is not a large place, hav
ing about 200 residents and a valua
tion of about $300,000. It is largely a
lumbering community and is fifty
miles southeast of Skowhegan, In
Somerset county. Sandberg was not
the whole town, but as shown by the
honors conferred upon him, he was a
real somebody in the community.
STONE AGE WEAPON FOUND
Flint Dug Up In Trench Found to Be
Club Head Used in Prehis
London.-An Australian soldier dig
ging a trench in France found a
strangely chipped knob of flint and
fastened to it a strong handle, thus
converting it into a-knobkerry, which
he always carried In his belt. He
used it to crack German heads in
When he brought it to England the
Interest of antiquarians was attracted
by the flint. Investigations and com
parisons resulted in authorities agree
ing that it was a war weapon of the
Stone Age, used then in exactly the
same manner as the Australian was
using It 'n 1917 and showing that In
the Stone Age men fought over the
We desire to call the att<
stock of furniture and house ft
Eveiy department was replen
FURNITURE : Weare
a bureau, wardrobe, sideboarc
ers come in and let us show 3
invitation to call. We also c
Ask to see our stock of I
mattress is the best on the mi
ART SQUARES AND R
tiest assortment of Rugs and
most exacting buyers. An ii
STOVES, RANGES AND
aside and purchasing a new 01
manufacturers. Large stock
Do you need a new bug?
-gies and carriages we sell. T
country. We have any style
Our stock of harness is
double wagon or buggy hame
We always have a large ?
from the cheap coffin to the b
On our first floor will a
implements, hardware and pla
in every department. We ca
FORMER DEPUTY COURT
CLERK OF GREENWOOD
COUNTY PRAISES VITONA.
Hon. Jno. W. Bullock, Promi
nent South Carolinian, Says He
Wouldn't Take Five Thousand
Dollars for Good New Pre
paration Did Him.
Suffered Twenty Years and No
Other Medicine Reached His
Troubled-Gained 18 Pounds
and Feels Like New Man.
"Vitona overcame a serious at
tack of kidney trouble that had been
pulling me down for twenty years,
and I have gained 18 pounds since I
began takiug this remarkable pre
paration," said Hon. John W. Bul
lock, formerly deputy court clerk of
Greenwood county, S. C., a few
dava ago. Mr. Bullock was born 7 .
and reared in South Carolina, and HON. J. W. BULLOCK
is one of this State's most prominent men. He also served as clerk of
the ways and means committee of the South Carolina legislature, and was
later inspector of the dispensaries for the State.
"No one knows how I suffered all those years," continued Mr. Bullock.
"I had awful pains in my back and sides, and my sleep was broken all
through tiie night. I had severe headaches, and was dreadfully nervous.
My appetite was poor, and I lost weight and strength until I was so
weak I could hardly stand on my feet. My whole system was run down,
and I finally had to take to the bed. I tried ail kinds of medicines, but
nothing reached my case.
"A friend, knowing the condition I was in, advised me to take Vitona,
and after a few day9 I noticed an improvement. It just looked like the
more Vitona I took the better I felt. I seemed to gain strength every
day, and now I feel like a brand new man, and consider myself in as
?ood physical condition as any man in the State. I have big ^appetite;
what I eat agrees with perfectly, and I sleep like a log. 1 get up every
morning feeling rested ?nd refreshed and ready for a big day's work.
The headaches have disappeared and I am not nervous and dizzy like I
was. I don't have those pains in my side and back now-jn fact, all my
troubles have been overcome, and I am full of new life and energy. I
really wouldn't take $5,000 for the good Vitona did me, and I urge any
Dne who has kidney trouble or is in a general run-down condition to get
i bottle at once. It certainly builds a man up."
Mr. L. S. Bean, the Vitona expert, made the following statement:
14Vitona, the wonderful new discovery, is dailv overcoming catarrh,
?tomach and kidney disorders, rheumatism and blood disorders, and is
ouilding up hundreds of listless, run-dcvn men and \*oraen. Vitona is
lot to be classed with the average proprietary medicines, which, in many
;ases, are nothing more nor less than medicated alcohol, which stimulates
md does not give lasting relief. Vitona is more than a medicine, lt is
nore than a medicine. It is the liquid extraction of a rare mineral com
bination, prepared in nature's laboratory, in the bowels of the earth ages
tgo, but heretofore unknown to man. It contains iron, calcium, sodium,
ithium, stronthian and other minerals, each of which possess great thera
leutic value." '
Vitona is sold by Penn & Holstein, Edgefield, and G. "WV Wise, Tren
on, S. C.
We have been fortunately able to
lecure another lut of desirable Coats
or School, College Girls and
Teachers. Call around and see
)efore \ou buy.
I Mukashy's Bargain House.
Only One "BROMO QUININE"
*o fret the Kenn inc. call for full name. LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE. Lookforsijmatureoi
t. W. GROVE. Cures a Cold in One Day. Stops
ouch and headache, and works off cold. 25c
Whenever You Need a G?nerai Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic properties of QUININE
and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents.
Bucfcleirs Arnica Salve
The Desi Salve In The World.
to Visit Our Second Floor
sntion of our patrons and the public generally to the large
irnishings of all kinds, which we carry on our second floor,
ished early, and we can sell at very reasonable prices.
showing a complete stock of furniture. When in need of
1, china closet, hat rack, dining table, dining chairs, rock
-oil through our stock. We extend the ladies a special
?any a large assortment of iron beds, all aizea.
Mattresses in cotton and felt. Our ''Blue Ribbon" spring
irket. Try one.
UGS: We are not only showing the largest but the pret
Art Squares that we have ever bought. Can please the
ispection of our stock will convince you.
HEATERS : This is the season for casting the old stoves
n?. We have all sizes of stoves and ranges from the best
to select from.
rehicles and Harness
ry? Come in and let us show you the strong line of bug- I
hey are made by the most reliable manufacturers in the I
large and our price is as low as the lowest. Single and fi
?ss to select from. We also carry a full stock of saddles, j
assortment of coffins and caskets to select from-anything
?est metal casket. Our hearse responds to all calls-day
series and Plantation Supplies
lways be found a large stock of heavy groceries, farming
tntation supplies of all kinds. Let us supply your needs
n make it to your interest to make your purchases at our