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Wednesday, Febuary 6.
Let us all be good soldiers and obey
Grown-ups. as well as children, re
sent too many "don'ts.
Do not become sour just because you
can't buy ."ll the sugar you want. Keep
As long as raw cotton mounts higher
and higher, consumers should not ob
ject to higher and higher cotton
Wonder how many farmers have
given serious thought to the seed to
be planted this year? Large yields
can not be secured from inferior seed.
The cry "Back to the farm," is un
necessary now. The high price of
produce is attracting people from the
cities back to the rural districts.
Since Russia has gone back on us
some housewives are so loyal and
patriotic that they have stricken
Charlotte Russ from their menu.
Hindenburg is making the boast that
he will be in Paris by April 1. This
will prove to be the biggest "April
fool" the German people have ever ?
had. It appears that German leaders ,
are makiog the wildest promises in |
order to keep up the morale of the ?
army and the spirits of the starving j
people back at home. ,
Southern Ports to the Front. I
The overflow shipping will be diverted 1
by the War Department to Charleston
and other southern ports which <
will give those ports an opportunity to '
show their advantages. In order to re- '
lieve cotton shortage in New England, <
where many mills have been forced to M
close down on account ot lack of raw '
material, 100,000 bales of rotten have 1
been ordered ru.-hed to these ports by '
Mr. McAdoo. Our prediction is that
Charleston will be permanently made
a port for large shipping which will be
of inestimable benefit to this entire
No Sacrifice Yet. (
While a dispatch from Washington <
states that the war is costing America ]
about >24,00<),0iA> a day, yet not an t
individual of the 100,000,000 Americans 1
has been called upon to make a sacri- !
fice. Doubtless the cost of living has i
been made some higher on account of I
the war, yet, on the other hand, the i
income of a majority of the people has <
likewise been increased owing to con- ;
ditions produced by the war. Cost f
what it may, our people will never be i
willing to let up until the present gov- ?
ernment of Germany is overthrown, !
until Germany ceases to be a menace I
to civilization. We, the citizens of ?
America, pledge our all to the accom- i
plishment of this end. Be the cost
$50,000,000 a day. I
Unable to Decide.
The late J. B. White who became a I
millionaire while merchandising in Au
gusta, left the city the handsome sum
of $400,000 in his will. This money is 1
to be expended for the public good
and doubtless the donor contemplated
that it would be used to establish a
memorial of some form-something
that would perpetuate his memory.
The city is unable to decide thus
far how the money should be used.
Many suggestions have been made in
the newspapers, among them the es
tablishment of a university to . be
known as the J. B. White University.
We think thn would be avery fitting
way to use the money which that gener
ous benefactor left the city.
A Wish for the World.
Thank God we can see, in the glory
The invincible Hair that our fathers
And our true hearts repeat what the.
heroes have sworn,
That war shall not end till the war
lust is ended!
Tben ttie bloodthirsty sword shall
no loneer be lord
Of the nations oppressed by the
But the banners of freedom shall
O'er the world c f 'the free and the
lauds of the brave.
-Henry Van Dyke.
Plant Spring Oats.
Under ordinary conditions, we
have not advised the planting: of
spring oats; but just now conditions
In the first place, a very dry fall
nearly everywhere in the South
made it difficult and in some cases
impossible to plant fall oats. As a
consequence, where oats planted st
all they were generally put in too
late, and the very severe winier
(has killed probably three-fourths of
those planted. So if v\e are io ^
have oats at all this year, they must
come from the spring crop.
With feed as high-priced and
scarce as it is, every farmer who j
has no fall-sowed oats or who has lost j
them by freezing, should plan a!
liberal spring seeding. By plant
ing on a fair grade of land and get
ting the seed in as soon after Feb
ruary first as possible, a very flir
crop can be made. If possible, |
atop-dressing of nitrate of soda!
should be given about the time th?1
oats begin to "boot."
Still another reason for planting!
spring oats is found in the fact that j
a second crop of hay, corn or pea-]
nuts can be grown. Both grain
and hay are very scarce and high- '
priced, and the fact that w<> can ;
grow a crop of oats and a second j
crop as well should be kept in mind.
Plan now to plant a goodly acreage
of spring oats.-Progrssive Far
Buy Planting Seed Early.
Setd stocks, according to all in-?
formation available, are lower than
for many years at. this season, hard
ly any dealers carrying the stocks
they usually carrj. Then, too, j
prices to the farmer have been
higher than for many years, and as
a consequence most farmers havel
already sohl all their seed except
enough for planting their own
Cotton seed particularly have
been sold off very closely, and
should we have a wet, cold spring
with thu consequent bad stands
that usually accompany ouoh a era
son, there will probably be an acute
shortage. Extra precautions should
be taken to >ee that all seed are
kept dry and in good condition, and
it will likewise be the part of wis
lom to take extra pains to prepare
:he best possible seed bed, in order
that tlie best possible germination
may be had.
Where seed have to be purchased,
jur advice is to buy early. Freight
shipments are now anywhere from
two to six weeks on the road, and
conditions may get worse rather
than better. In addition to this,
the man who puts off ordering too
long may lind the supply exhausted
ti'hen he does order.-Progressive
Privileged Patriots (?)
The vaunted patriotism of the
iquor dealeis is receiving much free
idvertising. Righteously indignant
citizens are inquiring why the brew
ers and saloon-keepers are exempted
from participation in the fuel con
servation program. Churches that
iiave been asked to abandon their
services are protesting against clos
ing God's house of worship while
.he brewery and dram-shop are per
mitted to operate full blast. Fath
ers and mothers are expostulating
it the closing of schools svhile the
saloons continue to waste fuel. Bus
iness houses that are opening later
ind closing earlier in order to save
fuel are commenting in no compli
mentary terms on the failure of the
saloon-keepers to make any change
in their schedules.
But not only are the drink dealers
the one notable class that decline to
economize in fuel, they are the chief
factor in holding back the coal that
should be keeping America warm.
Many appeals have gone to the
President frcm coal operators for a
dry zone around the raines to safe
guard the workmen from tempta
tions which render them inefficient
and prevent their working a large
part of the time. The railroads
have not sufficient cars at their dis
posal to transport much-needed fuel
and foodstuffs, yet thousands of cars
are daily carrying to the breweries
uoal and material for the manufac
ture of beer.
If America ever believed in the
patriotism of the liquor interests,
their attitude in the present emer
gency will make her lose such faith.
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pieces already sent to the S. C. Bat
tleship. A letter of" appreciation
for above was read from State Re
gent, Mrs. Duvatl. The chapter
will give one day's work of each
month to Red Cross work; this to
be done at the room of the organi
zation, and upon whatever material
or article they have in the making.
The matter of the delegate lo Con
gress was taken up, and Mrs. M. R.
Wright was elected the regent's al
ternate. After business Mrs. C. P.
Corn grave a good paper comparing
the religious, educational and social
status of 1776 to the present time.
The hostess served chicken salad,
sandwiches and coffee.
Mrs. G. T). Walker is at home
from the Baptist hospital, where
she went for throat treatment.
Miss Eloise Strother is visiting
her sister, Mrs. C. P. Corn, and is
being the recipient of much social
Mrs. J. IT. White entertained
with a spend-the day party on Thurs
day for Miss Strother, and the fol
lowing day a most pleasant day was
spent in the -home of Mrs. M. W.
Crouch, where several of Miss
Strother's friends were invited to
be with her.
Mrs. Earl Crouch entertained the'
! young matrons'club on Friday af
ternoon, the guest of honor being'
Miss Strother. Severa! tables of|
rook were enjoyed, each table be-j
rng attractively marked. The game!
proved a very animated one, and at I
the conclusion the highest score was!
found to be held by Mrs.J. Howard!
Payne, and she was presented with !
a crepe de chine handkerchief. The
guest prize was a box of stationery.
The hostess served in dainty style a'
salad course with coffee.
The carnival that was hooked to;
be in town dunner this week*- will
not come. The council decided it
best not to have it, which has great
ly pleased every one here, especially
those so near the square, where it
always h (dd s forth.
The rummage sale is,a very pop
ular thing now with the organiza
tions, and on Saturday, February 9,
the D. A. R. will have a sale, the
fund to go to the Tomassee school.
The members of the Junior Red
Cross had a very pleasant social
gathering on Friday evening, and
all present passed a happy time.
Mr. Alvin Owdom has purchased
from Mrs. Mamie Iluiet one of her
dwelling houses on Main street.
This is now occupied by Mr. Cas
sells, and Mr. Owdom will take up
his abode here in a month or two.
The teachers of Edcrefield county
are called to meet in the court house
Saturday, February 9, at 11:30
o'clock. Each one Ls urged to be
W. W. FULLER,
County Supt. Education.
SALESMAN WANTED to so
licit orders for lubricating oils,
greases and paints. Salary or Com
mission. Address THE HARVEY
OIL CO., Cleveland, Ohio.
Our stock of furniture, Bed Room
Suits, Beds, Wardrobes, Mattresses
and Springs of all kinds is com
plete. Also a full stock of Chairs,
Rugs, Art Squares, Clocks, Kitchen
Cabinets, etc. We are in a position
to make prices reasonable.
B. B. Jones.
FOR SALE: Six. mules, will be
sold at a reasonable price. W. W.
Adams & Company.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
Crocus Bags, any size. Bring
them to our store and we will pay
market price for them.
Next Door to the Farmers Bank
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 of thc undersigned.
And all persons % holding claims
against the said estate should pre
sent them fer payment to either of
the undersigned properly attested.
W, H. PARDUE,
R. D. RIPLEY.
Jan. 19, IP IS.
The Cheapest Fertilizer
THE world shortage of farm products means continued high prices for every
thing your land can produce. Plant more acreage this year and make
each acre produce more.
Xow is the time to use Manure-the cheapest fertilizer.
The following comparison of the plant food value in commercial fertilizer and
Manure bears evidence that it is to your interest from a cost standpoint to use
Manure on vour land.
A COMPARISON OF THE COSTS OF PLANT FOOD IN
COMMERCIAL FERTILIZERS AND MANURE
BASIC PRICE PER UNIT
8-3-0 cost per ton .
8-3-3 cost per ton .
10-2-0 cost per ton .
MANURE FROM CAMP
Acid, 0.45 at $1.25 . $ .56
Ammonia, 0.C8 at $7.00 4.70
Potash, 0.58 at $0.00 . 3.48
ACTUAL WORTH OF MANURE BASED ON COMMERCIAL
Furthermore the decaying organic matter in the Manure is con
stantly adding available plant food to the soil, is valuable both from
a humus standpoint as well as a land builder. Manure will show re
sults for three years, and its cost divided 'through this period will
show a much lower cost per unit of plant food than any other fertil
izer on the market.
Car Lots a Specialty
Cars Average 33 Tons
E ARK daily making shipments of this product into all sections of the
country, and it is being received with entire satisfaction on account of
its excellent quality and condition on arrival at destination.
It contains no objectionable matter such as trash, dirt, obnoxious grass seeds,
etc., oat straw is the only bedding used, and the Manure naturally contains a
small quantity, but not sufficient to make it objectionable. As a matter of fact
it is worth more than its weight, on account ol' its high value of potash, which
makes it more valuable as a fertilizer.
The Railroad Commission of
September 5, 1917.
CIRCULAR KO. 232
Special Rate on Stable Manure. Applicable
between points in South Carolina.
Carload minimum 30,000 pounds, per ton,
Not subject to percentage reduction on
and over 5
and over 100
and over 120
and over 140
and over 160
and over 180
and over 200
and over 220
and over 240
and over 260
and over 280
Effective September 17, 1917.
Superceding all rates in conflict.
By order of the Commission.
J. P. DARBY, Secretary.
THIS SCHEDULE OF
Will enable you to determine the
rate to your shipping point.
Shipment can be made from either
COLUMBIA, S. V.
SPABTANBURG, S. C.
WRITE US TO-DAY
If you are interested iir prompt de
livery. We already have numerous
orders booked for prompt shipment,
but will use our best efforts to make
delivery in accordance with your in
AGENTS WANTED IN UNOCCUPIED
TE ll li ITO HY.
ADDRESS ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO
Powell Fuel Co
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA