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Wednesday, December 5.
Even the hospitals are boasting of |
increased business for 1917.
Russia and Germany are now
al-LIES. vBoth big ones, too.
Exercise more and eat less, is the
best recipe for good health.
No, that little new building that you j
see near many homes is not a new
smoke-house, but a garage.
Better be loyal to the government, and
if you are not loyal, it will be the part
of wisdom to keep it to yourself.
American.? are already being adorned
with crosses of honor for distinguished
service in Europe.
What about an early spring garden?
Now is the time to prepare for some
. Russia's peace f reclamation should
bear the hall-mark "Aia^e in Ger
The Germans had their Marne and
now they have their Cambrai. May
the next be their Waterloo.
Some people are as unsettled as the
weather. "The double minded man is
unstable in all of his ways."
It's a mighty good time to clo some
deep plowing. Too Wet, generally,
Who cares what it costs just so it is
accomplished-the complete overthrow
ing of Prussian tyranny.
There can be but one result. Tht
Aliies must win. Every individual and
national resource should comverge to
that one great end.
Childreu, the Germans have not
killed Sar.ta Claus. He will soon
make his annual visit, scattering jo^
and gladness wherever he goes.
Would you spend a happy Christmas?
Then,'as far. as possible, pay every
thing you owe by that time. A man
burdened with debt can never be su
In the German ' schools this query
will be selected for debate in a few
years: Resolved that it is better to
have fought and iost than not to have
fought at all.
The Germans are making a desperate
effort to overcome the Allies before
the United States can muster their
full strength in Europe. The German
slogan is "Victory now or never."
Let's bear in mind that ignorance
will do for the individual what it has
done for Russia. The great underly
ing reason for Russia's pitiable plight
to-day is that 70 per cent, of her peo
ple are illiterate.
It appears that every possible malady
is pouncing upon our soldiers in camp.
But there is a bright side to the cloud.
It is better for them to become vic
tims and recover from these diseases at
home than to succumb to them later
in foreign camps.
In an address Monday before the na
tional convention of the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union, William
Jennings Bryan stated that a federal
amendment making the United States
bone dry wiil be adopted before 1920.
Mr. Bryan is an ardent prohibitionist.
Bachelors Victims of^War.
The bachelors, the men who refuse
to take unto themselves a life compan
ion, are getting their deserts. Among
the men of military ago, the bachelors
must go to the army first. Among
those who stay at home, being unfit
for service, the bachelors are taxed
most. The married man must pay tax
only on income above $2,000, with S200
exemption for each dependent child,
while the man who enjoys "single
blessedness" must pay on all he re
ceives above $1,000.
Teach the Children to Save.
Why not learn and teach practical
lessons from war conditions as we are
passing along. Teach the children to
save by purchasing government thrift
stamps. By this means small amounts
will steadily increase to larger ones.
The saving.is so small that no hardship
is entailed. Then, too, that which is
more valuable than the actual savings
is the savingThabit the child forms. If
you develop an economic habit, a habit
of saving instead of spending, on the
part of your children, you need never
fear that after you have crossed over
the river your savings willj be
wantonly Wasted. Use war conditions
to teach the saving habit by encourag
ing the purchase of thrift stamps,
which can be converted into cash at
Buy War Stamps McAdoo Ap
Washington, Dec. 2.-The cam
paign for the sale of 82.000,000,000
worth of war savings stamps will
start to-morrow throughout the
United Slates. Every Post Office
has a big supply nf the stamps and
lhere will bu 200,0?U agencies in
Post Offices, banks, stores and news
agencies. The campaign will last
until Jan. 1, 1923, provided the
total amount of stamps authorized
by Congress is not disposed ol be
fore that lime.
'"This war cannot le financed
unless the American people im
mediately stop waste, practise self
denial, economize in every possible
di ledi on and lead the money they
save thereby to the Govert ment,"
Secretary McAdoo said to-day in
urging the public to invest in war
"'The campaign for the sale of
war savings stamps in denominations
of 25 cents and 85 is of the utmost
importance. No such opportunity
as this has ever been offered to the
American people for investing their
savings with absolute safety and at
such attractive rates of interest.
The Government will accept your
money and pay interest at the rate
of i per cent, per annum, compound
"Let every man, woman and child
reflect, as they are about to spend
even 25 cents wastefully or needless
ly, how much that cents will do
for somo splendid son of America
who is lighting on the battlefields of
Europe, how much even 25 cents
multiplied by 100,000,000 loyal and
patriotic American citizens will help
their Government to bring to a
quick end this horrible carnage in
Europe; how many lives ol' Amer
ica's noble sons will be saved the
sooner the war i? ended. Every
dollar saved will hasten this result.
"The widespread practice of
economy is absolutely vital to the
success of the war. My hope is
that the war savings stamp* cam
paign now begun will impress this
lesson upon the American people
Every one, however small his means,
can help in this way.
"I appeal to the heart and patriot
ism of the American- pveop!e to h?dp
their Government and help them
selves by a whole-hearted support
of this war savings plan."
. The Christmas of 1917.
Was there ever a cay in the history
of the last nineteen hundred years
when so many homes looked forward
to Christmas with less of antici
pation and joy? In common with
all the nations involved in this pre
sent war America will lind it quite
impossible to repeat the customary
greeting-"A Merry Christmas."
Out of thousands of our homes have
gone the noble sons whose early
years made for us the Christmas
days a time of happiness and cheer.
We never dreamed in those past
years that the little lads for whom
we bought the sleds and skates, and
for whom we jingled the sleigh bells
the night before Christmas, half
waking them from their dreams,
would om; day be marching over the
fields of France facing the cruelties
and horrors of the most inhuman
war the world has known. To
many of us there have come moments
when it has almost seemed, as some
one has said, that the Infinite Just
ice had been too long neutral in this
war. But such moments do not
last. Faith, born of the great
Christmas message, reasserts itself
and finds refuge |in tht confidence
that "justice and judgment are the
habitation of His throne." In one
of the darkest days of the Civil
War, wheu Frederick Douglass, ad
dressing a great audience of colored
people, gave expression to his ho j
le6Sbess and despair for the futu
of his race, old Sojourner Truth rc
from her seat, and stretching out h
long thin hand cried, "Frederick,
God dead?" We do not wond
that jnen and women doubt His pi
sence and His (rood!ness. And I
too probably does not wonder th
faith sometimos breaks under lift
inscrutable mysteries. But He
With eourage we must aw;
those days that soon will come wh
we search thc- papers for the tidin
we fear to see. To train our heat
to face the worst-that is part
our great task. To hide our ov
fears and send across to those wi
are "over there" only the word
cheer and hope, this too it is ou
"Watchman, what of the nigh
The watchman said: The mornir
Training Little Children.
By Mrs. Mana Clark Jackson.
If I were a Fairy God-Mothe
1 would wave my wand and say
all mothers, "Love what you ha'
to do." Children's want9 are i
numerous and a mother has sut
constant demands made upon h
that she needs to retire within he
self often and, and no matter ho
tired she may feel, repeal agaiu ar
again, "I Jove " hal J have io do,
Then suddenly she will lcd bette
and it becomes easier to go on wil
the task of caring for and trainir,
the children. It pays in dolla:
and cents, as well as in peace <
mind and satisfaction of spirit, 1
devote much thought toward star
ing the children right.
What are some of the simp!
ways in which we can help ot
little ones? Let us begin the da
happily, no matter how we fee
and never be discouraged, nor a
low the children to become si
I Together, mothers and chiidre
can learn to be holiest, obedient an
It should not ba forgotten tht
all virtues thrive best in a health
budy. Therefore, give the chil
plenty of fresh air, have him slee
in a well-ventilated room, wea
clean, whole clothes, and eat sim pl
Let the children take hold an
help about the house a little. A
four and a half years old they ca
wash dishes, and they love to d
so. An oilcloth apron will kee
them dry. They can also bel
make beds, brush up crumbs an<
do many other things. But w
must not nag the children at thei
tasks, remembering thal interest i
useful work may be most snecesf
fully developed by keeping it i
the realm of thc play spirit.
Let us teach our children to b
gentle of voice and manner, becaus
such a bearing attracts good friends
whereas roughness drives peopl
We have churches and schools ti
help us, but il comes back ever;
time lo the parents and the hom
io develop in the children the sim
pie practice which lead tu righi am
We must be patient in answerin;
questions, and if we do not alway
know the answer, lei us try to tine
out with the children.
Fun is as natural as breathing lt
most little children. Try to langi
willi them at their simple jokes.
Let us take a hule lime at th'
end of the day if we can tell !
short story. The quiet will do U:
all uuod. Perhaps we may hav<
seen a bird, squirrel or a child o<
some amusing thing as we glancec
oJt of the window while at work
The wind may have been chasity
the pretty leave ? or the sun play
ing hide and seek among th<
Stories are not all to be found ir
books. It is a big accomplishmen
to learn to do thiugs in the child'i
way-things they like to do-bu'
which we have often denied then
because we felt we didn't have timi
to be bothered. ?
If the little ones see that r?othe
and father are trying to find some
thing to love in all their trying
tasks, before we know it the bonn
will always be full of sunshine.
If]we have a fretful child to dea
with, find out first if he is beim
properly nourished; then try telling
him stories which will take hi;
mind off himself.
Many children are often disa
greeable because they haven'
enough of the' right thing9 to do
such as games and songs that pro
vide activity and stimujate tin
mind, and occupations that answei
the child's need to be doing anc
A most important point for th<
mother to realize is the necessity o:
sticking io the lessons she needs t(
teach-every single day, until th(
habits are permanently formed ii
-Palmetto White Ribbon.
FOR SALE: Two good mules, (
and 9 years old, of good size. Ap
ply to O. O. Timmermau, Modoc
gin to make your
a number of usefi
ping tour. Buy n
WE HAVE JU;
Our line of Dry
at prices that will
Your Lad and My Lad.
Down toward the deep blue water,
marching to throb of drum,
From city street and country lane the
lines of khaki come;
The rumbling guns, the sturdy tread,
are fall of grim appeal,
Whi'e rays of western sunshine, flash
back from burnished steel.
With eager eyes and cheeks aflame the
serried ranks advance;
Andyour dear lad, and my dear lad,
are on their way to France.
A sob clings choking in the throat, as
file on tile sweep by,
Between those cheering multitudes,
to where the great ships lie;
The butteries halt the columns wheel,
to clear-toned bugle call,
With shoulders squared and faces front
they stand, a khaki wall.
Tears shine on every watcher's cheek,
love speaks in every glance;
For your clear lad, and my dear ?ad, are
on their way to France.
Before them, through a mist of ^ears,
in soldier buff or blue,
Brave'comrades from a thousand fields
watch now in proud review;
The same old Flag, the same old
P??;Ui tho Fro.(dom of the World
Spells Duty in those flapping folds
above long ranks unfurled.
Strong are the hearts which bear along
As your clear lad, and my dear lad, go
on their way to France.
The world rings out; a million feet
tramp forward on the roid,
Along that path of sacrifice o'er which
their fathers strode.
With eager eyes and cheeks aflame,
with cheers on smiling lips,
These fighting men of '17 move onward
to their ships.
Nor even love may hold them back, or
halt that stern advance,
As your dear hal, and my clear lad, go
on their way to France.
- Randall Parish, in Chicago Tribune.
Land For Sale.
The Padgett Place of Estate of
S. T. Hughes. Two-and half miles
of Trenton, o. C., 53S acres, good
buildings, pasture tte. On railroad
between Trenton and Aiken.
Communicate with J. Gordon
Hughes, Union, S. C.
Sept. 19, 1917.
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gle Mills, Engines. Boilers,
Supplies and Repairs, Porta
ble, Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files. Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
GINS and PRESS REPAIRS
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
is now very near, and it is time to be
purchases for that occasion. We have
ul as well as appropriate articles for
;s. Do not delay making your shop
ow before the rush begins.
ST RECEIVED A SHIPMENT OF
?ILL PLEASE YOU
Goods and Notions is complete, and
Save money for you.
$ Pty Muftis s
lr, Bj -y* M S M ? F
I? you or-y realized the terribie in
Jury you do yourself when you take
calomel, youfd never pnt another grain
in your mouth. It's rank poi.son.
Instead of calomel, use that splendid
guaranteed vegetable compound, Mar
lin's Liver Medicine, the medicine that
is v.inning favor. It is excellent for
headache, constipation and kindred Dis,
It acta forcibly and quickly without
imping Causes no loss of time from
business'; docs not impair the appetite.
"While thc prescribed dosa is one taulewjoon
Cul, ? have iou:;U by cspeiijcec that a tcasooua
I ful nt bs.'lttoa r.rcr.iot23 e-mnd sleep throughout
the mcnt and u conuoru:iilj movement Won
j nreakiast. lt rrivv.3 mc creat pleasure tobe^bio
toroconunend Murtin'a Liver ".?-ok?rease picas
la.-.; and thorough laxative.'1-Audrcw M. Beck
. ilacon, Ga,
Mar th's Liver Medicin?is made ac
cording to the prescription of a cele
brated Southern" physician who used it
for years in his practice. It is purely
vegetable and is guaranteed to give sat
isfactory results. If after udng it you
F.re'not satisfied, return the empty bot
tle and receive your 50c.
We desire to notify the people that
we are agents for the celebrated Chev
rolet^ Automobiles. If you want a car
let us show you.
We are also selling second-hand
^ < E. P. WINN & BROTHERS
PLUM BRANCH, 3. C.
MCCORMICK AND EDGEFIELD COUNTIES.
RUSSELL & ALLEN
857, 859 and 861 Reynolds Street '
Correspondence invited and consignments solicited.
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Large stock of Drugs and Drug Sundries always
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Prescriptions accurately compounded from
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