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Wednesday, October 24,
And still the wonder grows how the j
White House pickets can maintain ab
In these days of "skyscraper" prices,
better eat more soup in order to]
"keep out of the soup."
The British destroyers that were
convoying that merchant fleet in the
North Sea did very little destroying.
The scarcity of sugar is not as bad
as it might have been. Remember
that the sorghum molasses season is
Let's create as well as conserve food.
It is inconsistent to urge food conser
vationjand then have a garden full of
Better assure victory by lending
your money to "Uncle Sam" at four
per cent, than suffer defeat and be
compelled to pay Germany an enor
Colonel Roosevelt has disclosed the
fact that he has lost the vision of one eye.
But he seems to be able to see farther
in the future with one eye than many
persons can with two.
In speaking of khaki, as applied to
uniforms, do not pronounce it "kack-e"
but pronounce it as if it were speUed
thus, "kar-ke", placing the accent on
the first syllable.
If in order to conserve sugar the
S'.veetenin' in coffee must be reduced,
why not make sticks of candy shorter
and smaller? Mr. Hoover should turn
his attention to curtailing candy pro
Looking to the day when men will
be drafted in large numbers from
every line of business for the army,
women are already being engaged to
fill places heretofore filled by men.
Women are to be employed as ticket
takers at the Georgia-Carolina Fair
Those who have had a conviction or
strong belief that the war would end
next spring should extend their time
limit. Recent developments and shift
ing of the scenes of war indicate spring
after spring will come and go before
there is a rift in the war clouds.
Would that it were not so!
If the women of America fully real
ized the suffering, shame and igno
miny that have been heaped upon
European women in the territory invad
ed byjthe Germans, there would be no
slackers among the women on this
side ofgthe Atlantic. Would that there
could be no Germany after the war!
Are the Germans, who evidently
have more brains than heart, making
submarines of a still more devilish
type? Are they now using a more dead
ly device which remains submerged
altogether out of sight of the enemy?
It appears so, as the infernal machine
which struck the transport Antilles
Saturday was neither visible before^
nor after the fatal shot.
Strange Stroke of Fortune.
Saturday^'JUnited States Senator
Hasting of Wisconsin was accidentally
shot and killed by his brother while
out duck shooting. Senator Husting
was a loyal, patriotic man, standing
out in marked contrast to his colleague,
Senator LaFollette. He was an active
force in the senate in holding up the
the hands of the administration in this
crisis, while LaFollette has been an
avowed enemy of his country and a
disgrace to his State. From a human
standpoint, it seems strange that the
useful man should thus be suddenly cut
down and the enemy senator left to
continue to sow tares of discord and
disloyalty. It is probable that there
would be more rejoicing than sorrow
ing throughout the country, were La
Follette, Wisconsin's other senator, to
meet a tragic death. Some say
he should be shot, not accidentally but
deliberately, as a traitor.
Lay by in Store.
This is a mighty good time to prac
tice economy and lay aside a nest-egg
-something for a rainy day. These
days of sunshine and prosperity will
not be with us always. At some time
in the future-and may it be remote
the shadows of adversity will fall upon
us. Then how good and pleasant a
thing it will be to have a bank account
to fall back on. The Advertiser is just
throwing out the suggestion of economy
but if you do not see fit to act upon it,
no harm is done. But again we urge
our readers to lay by in store for the
day when prosperity shall have taken
An Extravagant People.
The food conservation agitation is J
serving two good purposes. Besides
curtailing the consumption of certain
necessities, in order that they^ay be
sent abroad to our Allies, it is causing
the people here at home to realize how
extravagant they have been. In many
homes the cost of living has been ma
terially reduced through the food con
servation work, and nobody has suf-1
fered or gone hungry either. Not only j
has less food been consumed but a bet
ter balanced menu is being served in
homes in which intelligent thought and
interest have been aroused. People
are learning not to serve several dishes
of starchy food or several kinds of fats
at the same meal.
The threatened sugar famine should
cause more attention to be given to the
consumption of sweets.' There is no
gainsaying the fact that the American
people are consuming in one form or |
another too much sugar. The state
ment has been made that sugar is used
in the United States at the rate of 90 !
pounds per capita,'4while the consump
tion of sugar in England \ is 67; in
France 26; in Italy 12. If less sugar
were consumed by our people, a larger
supply would be available for the
A little more thought given to the
pantry of the average home would cause
a good many^ leaks to be stopped,
whereas heretofore the housewife has
been unconscious of extravagance.
Reading Around the Fireside.
Wonder how many mothers and fath
ers in Edgefield county encourage read
ingin the home? How many realize
the obligation resting upon them to
inspire their children with a desire for
intellectual culture? That which prob
ably more ' than anything else distin
guishes man from, or raises him
above, thedower order of animals is
intellect, the power to reason, to think,
to will. Then, in a sense, it follows
that the more cultivated and more
highly developed the intellect the
farther removed is man from the
sphere of the dumb brutes.
Aside from the ordinary advantages
and profit that accrue from a trained
mind, there is a peculiar pleasure and
joy that come to one whose literary
taste has been cultivated. A good way
to begin the creation of a literary at
mosphere in the home, one that will
lltimately lead to a greater degree of
ntellectual development, is to encour
ige reading in the home. Instead of
utting around the fireside these long
jvenings with idle hands and passive
ninds, why not indulge in the helpful
ileasure of reading a wholesome book?
instead of making the study hour of
the children a monotonous, hum-drum
iffair, inject into the study period some
form of reading that will be helpful
A parent can dwarf a child's mind
just as its body can be dwarfed. Why
not have the same desire and ambition
for your child's mind as for its body?
?ou watch from month to month and
fear to year the steady growth and
levelopment of the physicaljform. Then
amy not to the same, or even greater
legree, be interested in the intellectual
levelopment of your boy of girl? They
ire of equal importance, if your boy is
to fill a large and useful place in the
iffairs of men. Without any effort
four boy can easily grow into a hewer
)f wood and drawer of water. But
lave you not a higher ambition for
lim than that? You should have.
Then encourage him to cultivate his
nind along with his body. Encourage
lim to read during spare moments and
We desire to announce to the
public that we have purchased the
repair shop which has been conduct
id in Edgefield by Mr. Henry
Powell. We will at once replenish
,he supply of material and will be
prepared to do all kinds of repairing
)f buggies, wagons, farm machinery
md will also do general blacksmith
vork. All work promptly done and
ruaranteed to give entire satis
action. Mr. Powell will be with
is for the remainder of the year.
"Grandest in the
World," She Says
Mrs. Simmons Says She
Feels Like a Girl-Had
"I don't believe there is another
medicine in the world that equals
Vitona, and I never intend to be
without it as long as I live," said
Mrs. Alice Simmons, resides at 17
South Lawn Street, Atlanta, Ga. a
few days ago. "I am giving this
statement simply because I feel it
my duty, so other sufferers may
know what this wonderful discovery
"For thirty loner years-nearly
my life-I suffered with kidney
trouble. My condition kept getting
worse until my health became almost
completely shattered. I had awful
pains in my sides and back and had
such terrible headaches at times my
head felt like it would burst open.
My limbs ached and I was nervous
and irritable all the time, and didn't
know what it was to get a good
night's rest. I would get up every
morning feeling tired and-worn out
and would just drag myself around
the house all day feeling about half
dead. I seemed to be losing weight
and strength every day.
"I also had stomach trouble and
lost my appetite almost entirely.
What little I ate did more harm than
good. My blood was bad, too, and
there just didn't seem to be any end
to my troubles.
"I Avili always thank the friend
who told me about Vitona, for it
had almost made a new woman out
oTme. In fact, I feel better than
I have since I was a'girl and I think
this ?3 wonderful after being sick so
long. I don't have those awful
pains in my back and sides like I
did, the headaches have disappeared
and I have more strength and energy
than I have had in years. I have
gained a great deal in weight. I
sleep well, have a good appetite and
am not nervous like I was. I feel
"My husband and children have
also taken Vitona with wonderful
re ults and I have recommended it
to many of my friends. It over
came my troubles after everything
else failed and I ara sure there is not
another medicine in the world that
equals it, Vitona ii now being: sold
at Penn and Holstein, Edgefield,
also G. W. Wise', Trenton.
Mr. A. S. Tompkins, the much
beloved friend of ours, came over
on last Wednesday morning and
gave us a talk full of excellent ad
vice and sparkling with wit and
humor. Mr. Tompkins' talk was en
joyed by all of the students. We
hope that he will come often.
On Thursday the honor roll was
read out before the student body.
Great disappointment was shown
by some of the students who thought
that they had made honor roll
marks, but the uniform average of
"E" makes it a position fit to strive
for, and one worth something after
you have gained it.
The McDuffie Literary Society
held its regular meeting on last Fri
day. After the reading of the min
utes the following program was
who recited the beautiful speech
"The Death of Garfield," in a man
ner that showed him to be a rising
Annie Sue Hroadwater read an
instructive paper on "Greek My
Current Events, by William Bai
ley, was instructive and interesting.
Music, Elizabeth Rives.
Debate-Resolved, that Senator
LaFollette should be expelled from
Affirmative - J. W. Hudgens,
Negative-William Folk, Emmie
Lou Edmunds. <v
Each debater furnished strong ar
guments, showing that his side was
correct, and substantiated their ar
guments by rebuttals, but the judges
decided in favor of the negative.
Mr. A. S. Tompkins and Rev. E.
C. Bailey gave us interesting ad
dresses. Mr. Tompkins is offering
five dollars to the member of the
literary society who makes the most
improvement in speaking and de"
bating. This offer is much appre
siated by the society.
After the report of the critic the
We wish that more of our friends
ind patrons would come to the next
Miss Mary Griffis, from the upper
part of the county, is the latest ma
.riculant in the High School. Our
jchool is fast becoming its county
3?gh school. Each year more and
nore boys and girls of the county
ire taking advantage of the school.
AFTER THE MOST
in our history we shall this week offer our customers all
the advantages of our selection at most reasonable prices
in Ladies' Ready-to-Wear.
Attractive Showing of High-Grade Novelties
in Fine Tailored Suits
We are showing this week the very finest tailored models in Broad Cloth, Serges,
Poplins and Garbadines-many of them fur trimmed. The most splendid and com
plete line of fine tailored suits ever brought to this section.
Prices $10.00 to $40.00
NEW MODELS OF SEPARATE SKIRTS
One of the most interesting departments these early fall days is the section devo
ted to separate skirts. Never were the styles so attractive, so graceful, in every detail.
Prices $2.50 to $10.50
We also have them in extra sizes in black and navy.
We have just received several large shipments of new shapes.
We carry a full line of SKUFFER Shoes for Misses and Children. A large
shipment of MARTHA WASHINGTON Shoes for Ladies just arrived
We carry everything in Men's, Boys' and Children's Suits and Overcoats
in all styles
New Suits, Coats and Dresses Arriving Daily. Visit our
store before you purchase your supply
land For" Sale.
The J. F. Moble? land in two
miles of Johnston, part of the
Warren land, 58 1-2 acres at ?80
W. J. ELLIOTT,
302 Palmetto Building,
Columbia, S. C.
LOST between Depot and Mr.
Trapp-McManus PVge, containing
suit of Men's new woolen uuder
vear. If returned finder will be
?ewarded. W. A. STROM.
Land For Sale.
The Padgett Place of Estate of
3. T. Hughes. Two-and half miles
)f Trenton, cs. C., 538 acres, good
mildings, pasture &?c. On railroad
jetween Trenton and Aiken.
Communicate with J. Gordon
iughes, Union, S. C.
Sept. 19, 1917.
Land For Sale.
g BARRETT & COMPANY
We, the undersigned executors of
he estate of Mrs. Bettie Williams,
leceased, will offer for sale at public
action on the 15th day of November
it the late residence of the said de
?eased the following realestate 133
icres of land, more or less, bounded
>n the North by lands of Bub Clax
on; East by lands of Lewis Ly brand:
South by lands of Hodge Moyer and
iVest by lands of John Claxton, and
ocated in Edenfield county four
niles south of Ridge Spring. Good
chool and church in one mile of
?lace. Terms of sale cash.
C. W. Salter,
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
Only One "BROMO QUININE"
o zet the genuine, call ior full name. LAXA
IVE BROMO QUININE. Look for siinature of
' W. GROVE. Cures a Cold in One Day. Stops
?ugh and headache, and works off cold. 25c
Land For Sale.
The undersigned will sell 800
acres of laud in Meriwether town
ship, formerly the estate of M. O.
Glover but now owned by Mr. and
Mrs. R. W. Glover. The land has
two dwellings and 12 tenant houses
on it. Every farm has separate
pasture fenced with cattle and hog
wire. More than 300 head of cat
tle can be pastured. One of the
best stock farms in the State, The
place has more timber than is
needed for the farm and also has
ample supply of cedar posts to keep
up and build additional fences.
For further information, including
terms, apply to
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Glover,.
North Augusta, S. C.
Aug. 21, 1917.
To My Friends and the
Although I have accepted the
position as City Carrier, I have
no intention of discontinuing the
Insurance business. Your busi
ness will receive the same core
ful attention, and will be appre
Office Hours:-6:00 P. M. to
8:00 P, M.
J. T. HARLI?G
At The Farmers Bank.
Edgefield, S. C.
For Sale.-A small young horse.
Apply at The Advertiser office.
G. H. NIXON
G. W. WRIGHT
NIXON & WRIGHT
* COTTON FACTORS
851 Reynolds Street AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
Liberal Cash Advances Made on Consignments
Personal Attention Given All Shipments