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Wednesday, January 23.
Did you have sugar m your cottee
Eat more corn and less wheat. Our
Allies need the wheat.
You can make Mr. Hoover smile be
having an old-time ash cake now and
Old-field pine will soon be selling by
by the piece, instead of by the cord in
Edgefield. Some are asking a V for
a cord now.
"Pro-German lawyer tarred and
feathered," says a headline. People
in some instances get their deserts
here as well as in the next world.
It appears that the Solons are too
busy to indulge in much political log
rolling as is their wont during sessions
preceding a political campaign.
Start Fertilizer Wagon.
As soon as the weather and roads
permit, there should be decided fertil
izer movements from the railroads to
the farms. In view of the scarcity of
farm labor, every minute should be
conserved and properly utilized. Late,
hurried preparation and planting,
means a handicap throughout the en
tire year. Every pound of fertilizer \ I
should be under 3helter on the farm ! I
as long as possible before the soil is in |.'
proper condition to be plowed.
A Splendid Daily.
Our esteemed contemporary, the
Greenwood Index, leaped from a
fledgling to a full grown daily atone
bound, lt carries the news of all the
world, arranged in a most attractive
manner. And what is better still, The
Index bears evidence of a very large
advertising - patronage in each issue,
showing that a large portion of Green
wood's business interests are back of
the undertaking. While it appears to
an outsider that the daily field in
Greenwood is ? little crowded, yet
both of the progressive town's excel
lent dailies are well patronized. Suc
cess to The Index in its new field!
"Carolina Farmer and Stockman."
This is the title of South Carolina's
first farm journal, the second issue of
which has just reached our desk. The
Carolina Farmer and Stockman is a
semi-monthly farm journal published
in Columbia by Mr. J. Rutledge Mc
Ghee. The issue before us now is a
very creditable one and we have no
.doubt that is will grow stronger from
month to month. It is well printed,
with the several departments attrac
tively arranged, ar 1 the advertising
patronage indicates that it will be
well supported. We see no good rea
son why such a journal should not take
rank with the old, well-established
farm journals throughout the country.
There is a need and popular demand in
South Carolina for such a publication,
and we trust that it will live long and
aid materially in developing South
Carolina's agricultural resources.
Little Western Corn Shipped.
Notwithstanding the fact that the
1917 crop of corn was the largest ever
made, the price of western corn ia
higher now than ever before at this
season. This unusual condition is ac
counted for in two ways. A drought
of a month prevailed in a large area
of the corn b^lt last summer, retard- j
ing the growth of the crop. Finally,
heavy rains fell which caused corn to
grow later than usual, and an early
frost came before much of the crop
had fully matured. Notwithstanding
:he fact that we are well into another
y-ear, only about 40 per cent of west
?rn corn is in a millable condition,
swing to the great amount of moisture
it contains. The dry corn that is of
fered for sale is in great demand and
competive buying keeps the price up
on this grade of the cereal. This ac
counts for the high price of meal and
Another reason for the small supply
available in this section and the high
price quoted, is the congestion of
freight. There is a sufficient quantity
of corn piled up at stations in Mis
souri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska to
relieve the temporiry shortage but
transportation facilities are lacking.
Here is where Dr. Garfield's seeming
ly drastic fuel order will help the sec
tions that are needing western cereals
and can not obtain them. As soon as
the general freight congestion over the
country is relieved and luel is provided
for imperative needs, then there will
be a constant stream of western corn
flowing into the South, causing a con
siderable decline in price.
Cost of Selective Draft.
As much has appeared in the news
papers recently concerning the cost of
securing an army under the selec
tive service law, and especially as
boards in some of the States are said
to have cost the government an enor
mous sum, it is well to give some corn
comparative figures in order to show
that no such charges can be justly
made against South Carolina boards.
The average cost to the government,
per registrant, for the entire country
was 54 cents, while the cost per regis
trant in South Carolina was only 48
cents, the cost in Georgia and North
Carolina, adjoining States, being 63
and 6S cents, respectively. Thus it is
shown that South Carolina not only
compares favorably with the States at
large but also with her sister States
in which conditions are practically the
The average cost in 1917 for the
country at large per man of quota due
ivas 57.59. while the average cost to
the government per man for South
Carolina's quota due was only $6.15.
The cost per man for quota due in
Seorpfia and North Carolina, adjoining
States, was $8.02 and $3.42, respective
ly. It is thus shown conclusively that
thc criticism which appeared some days
igo as to the tremendous cost of the se
lectrave draft, being greater than the
authorities in Washington anticipated,
Joes not justly apply to the boards in
South Carolina. Had the other nearly
15,000 boards over the country been as
careful of their expense account as
South Carolina; boards, the cost of
raising the first increment of the army
would doubtless have come within the
expectation of the authorities in the
Be the cost whut it may, it is yet
the most economical means adopted for
raising an army. The cost of recruit
ing stations per capita for the first
nine months of 3917 was $28.95, while
the cost per man under the selective
service law was only $7.59.
. Delinquent Registrants.
The Advertiser publishes in this
issue a list of registrants to whom
questionnaires were mailed and
were returned by the postal author
ities undelivered. Read the list and
if you know their whereabouts
have them to report AT ONCE
lo the office of the local board.
The government places the obliga
tion upon registrants to call ami
isk for a questionnaire, if they do
ot receive one through the mail.
Every person, white and colored,
vtiows whether or not they regis
tered, and if they registered, they
know that they should till out and
ile with the board a questionnaire.
Unless they report to the local
joard, they shall be regarded as
iiaving waived all right for filing
claims for deferred classification,
being placed in Class 1 by the local
Income Tax Returns.
Scores and scores of farmers
throughout the county, as well as
many other persons of other-ocoupa
tions, are subject to the federal in
come tax and should make returns.
Unless returns are made as provided
by law by March 1, a penalty of 50
per cent will be levied. All un
married persons whose income ex
ceeds $1,000 is subject to tax. and
all married persons whose income
exceeds $-2,Ooo, with an allowance
of *200 for each dependent child.
If man and Wife have separate in
comes they must make a joint re
turn, if their combined income ex
ceeds ?2,OOo. If you are liable for
the tax, do not think the govern
ment will let you pass unnoticed.
Alter March i government agents
will make a thorough canvass of the
field, and will serve notice on all
who should have made returns fail
ed. Better come up like a man and
shoulder your share of the lax bur
den. The expense of the war must
be paid, and the income tax is one
of hundreds of ways adopted by the
government to raise the necessary
money. Do your bit and do it vol
untarily. An income tax dodger is
a slacker of the tirst water.
LADY OF VANDYKE i
Terrible Attacks of Cramps
Made Her Fear She Would
Die. Took Simple Home
Treatment. Hasn't '<
Had Cramp 1
TELLS HOW SHE DID IT. j
"I suffered from stomach trouble ;
for a year. I tried many things i
that were recommended, but nothing 1
did me any good. Everything that .
I ate hurt me, and I would take
spell* of cramps that seemed so Ind
I didn't think I could live through i
them, and I got so bad off I could I
not walk anywhere, not even across
the room. Thoye terrible cramping
spells were so bad I thought 1
would die, and every one thought I
could not live.
"I had tried doctors and got no
relief, and was at my wits end when ;
Acid Iron Mineral was reuotnmend
ed to me as the very thing for stom
ach trouble, and I commenced to .
take it, and since then I have never
had a spell of cramp. I now eat
anything I want to eat and it doesn't
hurt me. I have gained so much ?
strength I can walk two or three
miles without setting very tired,
and I can sleep a whole lol better,
while before I took Acid Iron Min
eral my sleep didn't do me any
good. It has done what nothing
else that I had tried could do, and I .
consider A-1-M a wonderful medi
cine, and believe it will do every
thing it is recommended to do if
taken according to directions," de
clared Mrs. Elizabeth Gritnsley, of
Van Dyke, Buchannon cuiinty, Va. '
When your strength gives out j
and you feel like dragging around
all day long instead of skipping J
around spry ami lively like of old, J
try taking a few drops of this nat- 1
ural iron in a glass of water after f
nnals. It is simply wonderful, ?
People all over this State recom
mend Acid Iron Mineral. The '
beauty about it is ihat it is just the
highly concentrated natural iron, !
cheaper, stronger, and much better
for people in need of iron. A twelve
ounce bottle usually sells for a dob '
lar, and as a tonie, aid to digestion, '
kidneys and bladder, it can't be
equaled. It is sold only in original '
boitl'-s. and the trade mark "AI M" '
on bottle an 1 cartoon is the Ferro
dine Chemical Corp., guarantee of
strength and quality. Most drug- 1
gists have it. Get a bottle to-day.
GOLF LINKS AS A LAW COURT
Some Important Cases Have Been Set
tled Far From the Recognized
Halls of Justice.
The late Sir Thomas Bucknlll, when
vacation Judge, once granted an in
junction nn the golf links while actual
ly playing a round, relates Answers.
On another occasion he granted an
Injuction while out shooting. On the
case coming into court counsel said:
"Your lordship may recall the case."
"Indeed I do," replied the judge, "be
cause I nearly killed a pheasant, a bar
rister and a solicitor with one shot."
Quite lately one judge tried a motor
accident case on the very spot on
which it had occurred, and a few years
ago a case concerning "ancient lights"
was decided under a tree in a heavy
Not lons since a chancery judge
heard an application In the walting
rooms of a railway station.
A woman charged with stealing was
tried by a magistrate in the streets of
Hoole, and it will be remembered that
the late lord chief justice emulated
Sir Thomas Bucknill by deciding a
question in the Crippen case on the
And, doubtless, other judges would
welcome the opportunity to do their
work far from the stuffy courts.
Counting Up to "Boomfit."
A reader who was interested In the
"Indian counting" that the Companion
told about on this page some months
ago, has found fn the London Chroni
cle something about a similar sort of
counting that was long In use In a
retired part of England. The Chron
The elder generation of farmers In
one of our northern dales used a
strange set of numerals, especially
when counting sheep. They made a
gap In the wall just wide enough to
admit one sheep at a time, and as the
sheep went through they counted
them, making a notch In a stick at
Phonetically the numerals sound
like "Yann, tane, tether, mether, pip,
sax, sane, catterer, wheeler, dick,
ynnn-er-dlck, tane-er-dlck, tether-er
dick, mether-er-dick, boomfit."
"Boomfit" was fifteen; when they
reached lt they made a notch In the
stick and began the strange chant all
over again-Youth's Companion.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
LY WALK, SHE SAID
Neighbors Should Help.
The manner in which England,
Pram*??, Italy and the United States
ire getting together to win the war
made against the world shows that
governments as well as com muni
Lies and neighbors must cooperate
if they would mobilize their re
sources for the protection of free
dom and liberty. Cooperation in
peace as in war is essential, and iet
ns hope that human sympathy will
be extended throughout the earth.
And when peace i? made, another
world war will he impossible.
The people of neighborhoods and
communities should cooperate in
the great task of winning the war.
There aie many advantages in
neighbors helping each other. Those
who would do th''ir part in the
ureat task of citizenship will find
responsibilities and obligations in
their own neighborhoods.-Farm
Did So Much
To Aid Her Boys
And Girls. i
MRS. CATHEY TELLS OF RE-'
BULTS TANLAC GAVE- |
"IT SURE IS FINE."
ANDERSON WOMAN SAYS SHE IS,
"GLAD TO RECOMMEND IT
Pru r.icr. v."
"I am glad to recommend Tanlac
x> the public, for it has done so
nuch to give back health to my
boys and girls and other relatives.
Usure is fine niedicine,declared Mrs
Josephine Cathey, of No. 12 R,
St., Anderson, in a statement she
.rave May 25th. Her husband, a
laughter, a son and daughter-in
aw, Mr?. Oath ey said, had all been
greatly helped by Tanlac.
My husband suffered from indi
gestion and he was troubled a lot
with headaches, and also his appe
tite was bad. He complained fre
quently of being weak and run
down. My daughter, had about
ihe same trouble her father did,
indigestion, nervousness and terri
ble headaches. Mi. Catbey thinks
Tanlac is a mighty fine medicine,
for it helped him so much. Now he
never complains of these troubles
for which he took Tanlac, and Tan
lac got him in fine.. Tho Tanlac
just made a new person of my
daughter Mattie and soon had hen
in tine health. It sure is one more
good remedy. One of my married
boys and his wife also took Tanlac
and it helped them a lot."
Edgefield, Penn S? Holstein.
Cold Springs, ll. Ernest Quarles.
Edgefield, R. F. D. No. 2, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston Drug Coin
Modoc, G. C. McDaniel.
Parksville, Robertson & Com
Plum Branch, J. W. Bracknell
Plum Branch, R. F. 1). No. 2,
E. P. Winn & Bro.
Trenton, G. W. Wise.
A non-commissioned officer was
writing the names of a number of
"Your name!" he snapped to the
"Hear," was the reply.
The sergeant sniffled, and glanced
at the third.
"Wolfe," said the recruit, and
his interrogator gave him a sharp
"And what do you call your
self?" he asked a tall youth.
"Lyon", the recruit responded,
whereat the non-com threw down
his pen and shouted, with good
"Go and order some cages to be
built" he roared to a private.
"We've been recruiting from a
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND
Notice is hereby given to all per
sons indebted to the estate of F. E.
Randall, deceased, to make pay
ment to either pf the undersigned.
And all persons holding claims
against the said estate should pre
sent them for payment to either of
the undersigned properly attested.
W, IL PAR DUE,
R. D. RIPLEY.
Jan. 10, 1018.
the Quinine That Does Not Affect The Head
flecnuse of its tonic and lnxative effect. LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary
Quinine and does not cause nervousness nor
rinpitiR in head. Remember the full name and
look lor the sicnature of E. W. GROVE. 25c.
NEW ENGLAND MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO.
87 MM K STREET
BOSTON, MASS ACH US ETTS
January 2, 1918
We announce the appointment of Mr. Horace J.
McGee, of AMerson, South Carolina, succeeding
Mr. Theodore W. Bethea, who has resigned from
General agency offices will be established at An
derson, arid for the convenience of our Charleston
Policyholders a District Agency will be retained at
Charleston, at our present offices?Xo. 50 Broad St.,
with Mr. William B. Mitchell, for many years close
ly identified with our Charleston General Agency, in
charge as District Manager.
Mr, McGee has had broad life insurance experi
ence in office and field, and is well equipped to meet
the requirements of the position to the satisfaction
of the company and its members. He will assume
charge of on February 1, 1918, and the prestige of
your interest and influence will be appreciated.
D. F. APPEL, vice-President.
S5& STOKE IT REH
TO PUTA LITTLE
IN THE BAH
CoDTrizht 1'.'09. br C. C. Zi^'oirman Co.--No. 51
is no doubt about
money in the bank, it is
sure and positive. Maybe slow, but there
is the satisfaction that it is sure. Posi
tive in every way, both that it will grow,
and that it is safe.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E. Nicholson, vice-President
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sh*pnarJ, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims. J. H. Allen
We Solicit Your Business
Call, write or wire when desirous of information
of cotton market of country.
li. B. RUSSELL, .lit. R. E. ALLEN
RUSSELL & ALLEN
857, 859 and 861 Reynolds Street
Correspondence invited and consignments solicited.