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the posioffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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Cards of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, January 30.
Haven't December and January been
In speaking of measles, always say
''it" instead of "them."
The lawyers throughout Georgia are
happy-the celebrated Smith case is
?till in court.
How many Smileage books have you
decided to buy? Several hundred should
b? quickly sold in Edgefield.
To the farmer who neglects his food
crops thirty-cents cotton will prove to
be a very disastrous camouflage.
Why is it that paople are more sen
sitive to cold in church? You seldom
hear anyone complain of a cold opera
Owing to the zero weather, the boll
weevil has not advanced any further
this winter than the Germans did at
It will not be long before an order
will come down from Washington re
stricting joy-riding. And that wouldn't
be a very bad order either, would it?
The soldier boys in camp are prais
ing the Red Cross and the Y. M. C. A.,
both of which organizations deserve
our loyal and very generous support.
They tell us that the birth rate in
Germany is decreasing. May it de
crease on and on forever. That would
bea bloodless method of extermina
If the war is won, sacrifices must be
made, and ours thus far-all of them
put together-are infinitesimal as com
pared to what our Allies in Europe are
enduring. When you feel disposed to
complain think how much worse it
could be-and proably will be.
If it were not too late to plant wheat,
we would wager a goodly sum that
the acreage in this county would be
increased ten fold. It is probable that J
the food situation will be even more
acute, however, when the season for
sowing wheat comes again.
The patriotic citizen accepts per
emptory orders and drastic regulations
from Washington with a smile rather
than a frown of disapproval, realizing
that our country is in the greatest war
that history has yet recorded and sac
rifices must be made if we are to
The landing of 500,000 soldiers on
foreign soil, we!l armed and properly
equipped, with 1,009,000 more ready to
follow as soon as transportation can
be provided, is a mighty good showing
for the war department up to this
time. Carping critics should say no
Tax Order Rescinded.
Yielding to the pressure brought to
bear through the legislature, the tax
commission has virtually rescinded its
recent order concerning real estate for
taxation by amending it so as to read
"42 per cent" instead of 50 per cent
of its value. This is a very satisfac
tory settlement of a perplexing prob
lem. The tax commission had good
ground upon which to stand in contend
ing for the raise, having raised the
assessment of corporations above that
at which real estate was assessed in
the past, and yet in a crisis like the
present when conditions are very ab
normal and real estate values are tem
porarily very high it would be un
wise to attempt a 50 per cent, raise.
We believe the order of the tax
commission, as amended, will meet
with general favor among tax payers.
It is hoped that by the time real
estate has to be assessed again (in
1922) that everything will be restored .
to a normal status.
Men Guilty of Perjury.
Several attempts have been made to
improve the liquor situation in South
Carolina by amending the quart-i>
month law but it seems nov; that the ,
legislature will allow th? law to re- ,
main as it is. It was contemplated
when the quart-a-month law was en
acted that no liquor would be shipped
into the State except for medicinal
purposes, shutting intoxicants out al
together as a beverage. While no
doubt the letter of the law is being
carried out, yet the spirit of it is be
ing frequently violated by hundreds of
persons who order whiskey purely for
beverage purposes. An example should
be made of some of the men who per
jure themselves. Public sentiment
should be so strong that men who are
well, and who have no "sick wife" to
hide behind, will be afraid to go be
fore the judge of probate and make i
oath that the whiskey is to relieve
sickness. Judge of Probate Kinnaird
has issued all permits strictly accord- i
ing to law, and yet everybody knows
that most of the individuals who make
the oaths are violating the spirit of
the law. If the legislature does not
improve the situation, the people
should stand behind the judge of pro- i
bate and help him to curtail the num
ber of permits. Nothing in these lines I
is intended as a reflection upon Judge i
Kinnaird, for we have no more law- !
abiding citizen in the county than h* I
is. We are simply calling attention to
a deplorable situation and urging an i
improvement of conditions. A look 1
into the express office will convince :
anyone that an improvement is greatly i
Red Oak Grove News.
We've had no services at Ked
Oak Grove for the past month due, ,
in part, to bad roads and bad (
Many are looking forward to .
next Sunday to the eomiug of our
beloved pastor, Kev. (T. W, Bussey, |
having had no preaching service
since November. Tie nach a regret- ,
table occurence to the ''once month" ,
churches, to miss a service, for ^
then, many are deprived of this 1
When I was a child my home j
enfiuence was such as to teach the
evil of worthless and "trashy"
reading matter, and were it not
for that blesrdng coming to me, 1
life would be void of one great ,
pleasure today. While I do not
agree with some, to be selfish ,
enough to read and be satisfied,
that is enough required, because
Loid said, "neglect not the as
sembling of yourselves together."
While the Social Circle at Mrs.
Lambs was small in attendance, yet
ir, bas been much appreciated, due ]
largely to it being composed of moth
ers who have large families of '<t- .
th; children who seemed to enjoy the
Mrs. Sallie Timmerman will be <
hostess for our circle Wednesday p.
m., the 6th. We hope to have
Our Y. W. A's. persevere in ,
their endeavors, holding a meeting
last Sunday p. m. Fifth Miss Mag- J
gie Agner, as the inclement weath
er prevented an attendance the i
Sunday before at Mrs. Joe Bus- :
sey's. . -
Mrs. Maggie (TrifhV many friends .
will be -delighted lo know, she is
able to sit up now, and with as
sistance has been making few
It was such a treat to be the
guests in the hospiuble home of
Mr. and Mrs. A. Young's. A treat
indeed, in many instances. Like
many, they have had their cares
and sorrows; been weighed in the
balance, and assuredly, not found j
wanting, thus to be with them, is
indeed a real privilege.
As great as our government, with ?
all of the wisdom by which it is
operated, each and every one, must ^
cooperate. May the housewives
catch the importance of their intel
gent share of the victory, that is to ^
be won, largely by their help.
Modoc, S. C.
Notice is hereby given to all per- y
sons indebted to the estate of F. E.
Randall, deceased, to make pay
ment to either of the undersigned.
And all persons holding claims
against the said estate should pre
sent them for payment to either of 1
the undersigned properly attested. (
W, H. PARDTJE,
R. D. RIPLEY.
Jan. 19, 1918. }
Our 6tock of furniture, Bed Roora :
Suits, Beds, Wardrobes, Mattresses i
and Springs of all kinds is com- i
plete. Also a full stock of Chairs,
Rugs, Art Squares, Clocks, Kitchen i
Cabinets, etc. We are in a position ?
to make prices reasonable. I
B. B. Jones. i
(Continued From First Page.)
juest of Mrs. McCrnght.
Mrs. J. D. Bartley is at hom?
igain, having been in Charleston foi
the past three months in the govern
The union service of the variom
denominations was held ow Sunday
evening in the Lutheran church, th?
Rev. E. C. Baily preaching.
A surprine marriage of the past
week was that of Miss Nora Ker
long to Mr. Horace Holmes, thc
marriage taking place at Ridge in
the home of Rev. A. C. Bakpr, whe
performed the ceremony. Mr,
Holmes was here for a visit from
Camp Sevier, whore he is now sta
tioned, and persuaded his fiance not
to wait any longer for their marri
age. Mr. and Mrs. Holmes went to
Greenville on Sunday.
Even the little folks are interested
in knitting, and have their after
noons once a week for knitting in
stead of playing. Nine little girls,
all on West Main street, have a hue
knitting club, these being Misses
Grace Turner, Katherine Wright,
Willie Waters, Lona l?erry, Estelle
Wright, Frances Crouch, Inez
Rhoden and Stewait Boyd. These
met with Katherine and Estelle
Wright on Friday afternoon, each
doing some kind of knitting. Some
were knitting doll mufflers and
socks, and larger mufflers for them
selves to wear to school. After
knitting for awhile Katherine gave
ill a certain length of time to see
?.ho could knit the most, her mother
keeping measure, and it was found
that Crace Turner could knit the
fastest, and was given a little crepe
ie chine handkerchief. The little
hostesses then served hot chocolate
Following out the government's
jrders the stores all closed last Mon
lay for the first tithe, and will con
inue to do this as long as it is re
Thursday, January 24, was ob
served by the W. C. T. TJ. as the
lay of special prayer for National
^institutional Prohibition, and the
ueeting was held that afternoon in
.he home of Mrs. J. H. White,
which was very patriotic in decora
.ions of flags, each flag having on it
Jie name of a dry State.
The special program as arranged
n the Union Signal was followed,
President, Miss Payne, conducting
The L. T. L., with Hags, sang
'Prohibition Plenty in 1!)2U," which
was very effective.
There was a good attendance of
the members, and visitors were also
present. Nearly every one present
Look some part in this special day
After the meeting Mrs. J. L.
Walker read a letter from Hon. J.
L. Walker, in which he stated that
i bill concerning special provision
for unfortunates seemed favorable.
Ttiis bill is especially hoped for
passage by W. C. T. (J. members,
:>ne of their departments being
'Mora! Education." A special pray
er was made that this bill would be
The Civic League meeting of last
tveek, conducted by the president,
Mrs. S. J. Watson, bad several mat
tera of general interest acted on.
There were several protests, one
jeiug against the keeping of swine
n town after March 1. Also a pro
est regarding the said town paper.
These protests were to go before the
jouncil at meeting of Monday eve
Tbe matter of poultry running at
arge is hoped to be prevented.
The matter of a county tubercular
samp for colored people was dis
mssed, and an entertaiment com
mu?e was to be appointed to get a
?ucleus for this.
The fact that the women of Co
rnubia are considering beautifying
onie of the spaces of the camp
grounds at the buildings with flow
ira was discussed. A committee
vas appointed to collect seeds and
lowers that could be used to help
lid in this.
A fund was also started to send ,
lowers from the league here to the
jase hospital to give to any of tile
lick soldiers, it having been learned
hat one vase of flowers, owing to
,he scarcity, had brought good
meer in a dozen or more rooms
vhere the soldier boys were sick. (
The next meeting will be with Mrs.
The New Century club met last
Tuesday with MibS Zena Payne.
The treasurer, Mrs. James Strother,
.eported having sent $10.00 for ^
?oramunity work in the State.
Mrs. W. E. LaGrone stated that
l?verai very interesting scrap-books, ^
nade by the members, were ready to
ae sent to the hospital in France.
These books contain good clippings. '
inecdotes, funny page pictures, and
?viii no doubt be much enjoyed by '
Mrs. White, chairman of com- ?
nittee on Home Economics, sug
gested that farmerH who had any 1
iroduce of any kind to sell to U8e f
.he blackboard idea, and advertise
t at:the road near the home. This
s being done in many Slates, and is
i great help to many, and the farm
?r as well. Thc idea of the club
requesting the farmers to do this
ivas accepted, and pamphlets will bc
issued and sein out suggesting ibis.
Miss Eva Rushton, chairman of
program committee, read the pro
gram as made ont for Reciproci
ty Day, February 19, which was
ieee pied with thanks.
The meeting will be a public one,
in high school building, and partic
ipated in by t li H four federated
?lubs-this one, tho Cultus club, the
Music club and Civic Leage.
Mis. Coker, State president of
federated clubs, bas accepted the
invitation of the Cultus club to be
present, and Mrs. Walker. Statt.
chairman of Home Economics, bas
oeen invited by the Civic League.
The subject for the afternoon was
"The War Poets," Mrs. LaGrone
"Life of James Barron Hope,"
Miss Irene Montgomery; poem,
'Under One Blanket," Mrs. J. A.
Lott; "The War Poets," Miss Eva
Rushton; poem, "The Magnolia,"
Miss Alma Woodward; "Stonewall
Jackson's Way," Mrs. J. H. White;
'The Southern Republic," Mn. J.
The program closed with a splen
did paper on "The Influeuce of the
War Between the States on South
on Literature," by Mrs. P. N.
Later the hostess served fruit
?elly, whipped cream and white
The Cultus club met Saturday af
ernoon with Miss Gertrude Strother,
he president of the club.
An interesting study of ' Twelfth
Slight" was had. this being led by
Mrs. Allen M obley.
Mesdames L. S. Maxwell and J.
W. Cox gave good papers on parts
)f the play, and there was a general
The hostess served delicious re
'reshiuenls, being assisted by Miss
Wife Happy Over
His Big Appetite.
HRS. ROGERS APPRECIATES
TO UER COOKING
VIK.S. ROGERS SUFFERED LOXG
WITH STOMACH TROUBLE BUT
WAS RESTORED BY
"My fine appetite certainly
ileaees my wife, for she is a good
jook and likes to see me enjoy my
neals," said H. M. Rogers, of 1UG
[Judd St., Elmira. N. V., in a story
for men, and womer, too, who have
i finicky appetite anil cannot eat
.he tine, nourishing meals that are
?et before them.
"fcora while," Mr. Rogers ex
plained, "I couldn't eat any solid
'ood. I was continually bothered
arith gas and bloating that made
me feel as if I were going to burst.
My breath would come short and I
vould have a stuffed up, sufh'cating
feeling, li seemed lo affect my
leart. My stomach was so sore I
:ould bani ly touch it. I kept doc
or i ng and trying remedies, hut got
vorse instead of better. While I
vas Buffering so I kept hearing
)f a new medicine, Tanlac, and
lomMenced to take it. I didn't
ret any relief from the first bottle,
md I said to.myself, "Stung again."
nit people told me to give it a fair
rial, and so I kept on. In a little
vhile then I began to improve.
\fter my fourth bottle I felt fine,
rhe old appetite came back; I did
lot have auy more gas or bloating
>r suffocating spells, and my stom
ich and whole system were toned
"That is all true," declared Mrs.
iogers. "Tanlac worked wonders
br him, and we are glad to tell
?ur experience to everyone. It is no
ise to doubt this Tanlac; it does the
Tanlac is the Master Medicine
or ailments of stomach, liver and
cidneys and catarrhal effections,
vhich so often makes good after
)ih-'T medicines have failed.
Edgefield, Penn & Holstein.
Cold Springs. H. Ernest Quartes.
Edgefield, R. P. D. No. 2, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G. C. McDaniel.
Parksville, Robertson & Com
Plum Branch, J. W. Bracknell
Plum Branch, R. F. D. No. 2,
S. P. Winn & Bro.
Trenton, G. W. Wise.
One solid car of buggies just un
oadtd and two more on the road
rom the best factories.
B. B. Jones.
Wheatless and Meatless Days.
Tlie Food Administration ask>j
every loyal American to help win
the war by maintaining rigidly, as
a minimum of saving, the following
Have Two Wheatless Days (Mon
day and Wednesday) in every week,
and One Wheatless Meal in every
Explanation - On ''Wheatless"
days and in "Wheatless" meals of
other days use no crackers, pastry,
macaroni, breakfast food or other
cereal food containing wheat, and
use no Hour in any form except the
small amount that may be needed
for thickening soups or gravies, or
for a binder for corn bread and
other cereal breads. As to bread, if
you have it at home, use other ce
reals than wheat, and if you buy it,
buy only war bread. Oar object is,
that we should buy and consume
one-third less wheat products than
we did last year.
Have One Meatless Div (Tues
day) in every week and One Meat
less ?Meal in every day. Have Two
Porkless Days (Tuesday and Satur
day) in every week.
without any cattle, hog or sheep
products. On other days use mut
ton and lamb in preference to beef
or pork. "Porkless" means with
out pork, bacon, ham, lard or pork
product;', fresh or preserved. Use
tish, poultry and eggs. As a nation
we eat and waste nearly twice as
much meat as we need.
Make every day a Fat-Saving
Day (butter, lard, lard-substitutes,
Explanation-Fry les?; bake,
broil, boil or stew foods instead.
Save meat drippings; use these and
vegetable oils for cooking instead
of butter. Batter has food values
vital to children; therefore, give it
to them. Use it only on the table.
Waste no soap; it is made from
fat. lie careful of all fats. We
use and waste two and a half limes
as much fat as we need.
Make every day a Sugar-Saving
Explanation-Use less susrar.
Less sweet drinks and candy con
taining sugar should be used in war
time. As a nation we have used
twice as much sugar as we need.
Use Fruits, Vegetables and Po
Explanation-These foods are
healthful and plentiful, and, at the
same time, partly take the place of
other foods which we must save, i
Raise all you can for home use.
Use Milk wisely. '
Explanation-Use all of the milk;
waste no part of it. The children s
must have whole milk. Use sour J
and skim milk in cooking and for
Hoarding Food, Any one buy- |
ing and holding a laiger supply of
food now than in peace time, ex
cept foods canned, dried or pre
served in the home, is helping to \
defeat the Food Administration in c
its attempt to secure a just distribu
tion of food and the establishment t
of fair prices. The Food Hoarder ?
is working against the common
good and even against the very
safety of the country. Hoarding
food in households is both sel ti-h 1
and unnecessary; the Government '
is protetitig the food supply of its s
NEW ENGLAND MUTUAL
BOSTON, Bf ASS
We announce the appoin
McGee, of Anderson, Soi
Mr. Theodore W. Bethea,
General agency offices w
derson, and for the convei
Policyholders a District A
Charleston, at our present
with Mr. William B. Mitel
ly identified with our Charl
charge as District Manager.
Mr. McGee has had brc
euee in office and field, and
the requirements of the pc
of the company and its ni
charge of on February 1, 1
your interest and influence 1
D. F. AI
Tax the Women of Edgefield the
Same as Elsewhere.
Hard to attend to household du
With a constantly aching back.
A woman should uot have a bad
And she seldom would if the kid
leys were well.
Donn's kidney Pills are endorsed
Have been used in kidney trouble
>ver 50 years.
Ed??cfi('2?d women should profit
jy the following experience.
Mrs. H. A. Busch, 1300 Park
\ve., Aiken, S. C., says: "I had a
lull pain immy back that bothered
neall the time. In the morning I
vas sore and stiff and couldn't do
ny housework. I had dizzy spells,
:oo. I used di It?rent medicines
)ut got no relief until I tried
Doan's Kidney Pills. They re
noved the backache and improved
ny condition in every way."
Price ??c. at all dealers. Don't
timply ask for a kidney remedy
ret Doan's Kidney Pills-the same
.hat cured Mrs. Busch, Foster-Mil
jurn Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
Duing the session of the Legisla
ture my clients may see me at my
office on Monday and Saturday of
;ach week. In the meantime they
:an either write me at Edgetield or
Columbia, and all matters will have
B. E. NICHOLSON.
Jan. 7, 1918.
All persons are hereby notified
iot to hunt or trespass in any man
ier whatsoever upon my land. The
.unning of stock at large is also
forbidden. This means every body,
Trenton, S. C.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
WANTED: Three farm hands,
will rent or employ for shares or
pav good wages. W. J. Lanham
Kdgefield, S. C., R. F. D. 2.
FOR SALE: Six mules, will be
told at a reasonable price. W. W.
\dams & Company.
WANTED : Several hundred
Kindles of fodder. Apply at The
Just received one car of Hackney
vagons, and one car of White Hick
>ry wagons, all sizes and all kinds.
These wagons have been tested and
,heir quality proven by Edtretield
'armers for a number of years.
B. B. Jones.
Full stock of undertakers' sup
ilies, from the cheap collin to the
jest metalic casket. Our hearse re
ponds promptly to all cal's.
B. B. Jones.
LIFE INSURANCE CO.
January 2, 1918
it ment of Mr. Horace J.
it li Carolina, succeeding
who has resigned from
ill be established at An
nience of our Charleston
gency will be retained at
offices No. 56 Broad St.,
lell, for many years close
eston General Agency, in
>ad life insurance experi
is well equipped to meet
)sition to the satisfaction
embers. He will assume
.918, and the prestige of
will be appreciated.