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the posLoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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Cards of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, Febuary 20.
Wheatless days are all right. There
is no camouflage about good, old-time
You can bet your last dollar that
Edgefield county farmers will not have
to be urged to sow wheat next fall.
An early spring garden will be a
mighty good thing to help hold down
the high cost of living. Try it.
What has become of old Mr. Split
Log Drag? He could do a mighty pow
erful sight of good work on the roads
these days, if he would get busy.
The harvest is so plentiful and the
laborers are so few that loafers and
vagrants should not be tolerated with
in the confines of Edgefield county, or
any other county for that matier.
lt may be against the law now to
kill two birds with one stone but you
can at the same time teach a lesson in
thrift and patriotism by encouraging
children to put their savings in thrift
"Uncle Sam" even finds a place for
the colored one-arm registrant who is
otherwise normal and sound. A man
who can split cord-wood at home can
render valuable service "somewhere in
France'' asa laborer.
Don't let the Huns completely over
shadow the boll weevil. Let's try to
conquer or exterminate both at the
same time. They tell us that weevils
have already invaded Beaufort county,
and the Huns would if they could.
The taxes you paid the other day for
1017 may seem high but we entertain
the belief that many fyears will come
and go before you see taxes lower in
South Carolina. All of us want the
old Palmetto State to be in the fore
front from every standpoint among
the States, and to accomplish this end
will require more and more money.
Honor Living as Well as Dead.
While we are honoring the memory
of the "Father of His Country" this
week let us not forget to 'give thanks
for the GREAT MAN who now occu
pies the White House. Unlike George
Washington, Woodrow Wilson, instead
of being president of a handful of col
onies or embryonic States, he is at this
juncture practically the president of
all the nations of the earth, save the
Central Powers of Europe. Let us
honor the living who deserve honor
and not heap it all upon the dead.
Man of High Ideals.
President Wilson never disappoints.
In every exigency he measures up to
the expectation of the American peo
ple. In addition to his greatness as a
Statesman, being able to cope success
fully with the most difficult problems,
problems that would overwhelm and
crush the average man, he is a man of
noble impulse and lofty ideals. In short,
President Wilson is a man of a great
Recently he gave out a statement
from Washington urging the men in
uniform, officers of high rank as well
and the enlisted men, to observe the
Sabbath day and keep it holy. Unlike
the Kaiser of Germany, he does not
get upon the house top and with
disgusting egotism, placing himself
alongside the Deity in authority, refer
to the God that shapes the destinies of
nations, but in a quiet, unobtrusive
manner he relies upon a Supreme
Power for strength and guidance.
Such a man as Woodrow Wilson is a
safe man for nations as well as indi
viduals to follow.
Children and Food Regulations.
Edgefield children have been so ac
customed to having an abundance of
food that they do not quite understand
the wheatless, meatle.-s, and othe
dietary days. One bright little boy
says that when he pets to be president
of the United States he is not going to
starve his people to death. Another
little boy in remarking upon Mr.
Hoover's food restrictions, said: "I'll
bet old Mr. Hoover keeps his stomach
full all the time."
However, people everywhere are
falling in line very patriotically in obey
ing the food regulations. Many who
resented the pound-for-pouud flour reg
ulation at first are already convinced
that it is a good law, even in time of
peace. It not only affords, or forces
upon people, a balanced diet but en
ables them to live cheaper. Mr.
Hoover's dietary restrictions are help
ing to solve the high-cost-of-living
Walt Holcomb Evangelistic
Party Coming to Edge
Rev. Walt Holcomb, Nashville,
Tenn., and Rev. J. Douglass Swa
gerty, Shrevesport, La., are to be
gin a meeting in the Edgefield Meth
odist church on next Sunday morn
ing. For many years Mr. Holcomb
has been recognized as one of the
greatest evangelists in the South.
He has held many meetings in the
larger cities of the South and West;
perhaps his best known meeting in
this section was held at Spartan
burg, S. C., about two years ago.
Fifteen churches co-operated in this
meeting; over 1,000 decisions were
made, and of this number 675 were
The following account of a meet
ing held in Clinton, Okla., about a
year ago was clipped from the
Clinton Chronicle, of that city, un
der date of March 8, 1917:
"The Walt Holcomb Evangelistic
Party is now in the midst of a gra
cious revival in this city. The night
services are being held in the First
Methodist church and the morning
service is held in the First Presbyte
rian church. All the pastors and
churches are entering heartily into
the campaign. The largest congre
gation ever assembled at a religious
service in this city, greeted Rev.
Walt Whitcomb, the Evangelist,
Sunday night. For nearly an hour
Mr. Holcomb held the great audi
ence as he preached on thc "Sinful
ness of Sin." The sermon created a
profound impression as evidenced
by the remarks heard upon the
streets the following day."
Mr. Holcomb is one of the strong
est preachers in the South. Ile is
logical, authoritative, and at the
same time plain and simple in his
style. It is perfectly safe to say
that there is no other evangelist in
the-, fieia today that is Mr. Hol
comb's equal from a homiletic stand
point. In other words, Mr. Hol
comb preaches the Bible and Bible
truths instead of a lot of "junk" and
nonsense, as some evangelists have
a habit. There is nothing sensa
tional or on the order of "clap trap"
in his style or make up. but the
plain truth as he has a habit of ex- 1
pressing sometimos creates a genu
Mr. Swafjerty is the campaign v r
ganizer and a consecrated gospel
singer; under his leadership the
singing will be a most pleasing fea- ;
turo of every service. :
The people of Edgefield and coun- '
try surrounding, and the people 1
from the neighboring towns are cor
dially invited and urged to come and '
share in the meeting.
Program County Teachers Meeting, <
Saturday, March 2, 1918.
10:30 a. m., School Building.
1. Association called to order by
2. Opening song, "America."
3. Scripture reading and prayer,
Dr. E. P. Jones.
4. Roll call and reading of minutes.
5. Old business.
G. New business. 1
7. "Thc Inspirational Teacher," ?
Mr. W. F. Scott. 1
8. Song, Miss Miriam Norris.
9. "The importance of Home Den:- j
onstration Work in the School." !
10. Duet, Miss Heyward and Mr. 1
11. "How the schools may help
win the war," Mr. Lyon. i
12. Song, "The Star-Spangled l
13. Lunch, "Girls Bread Club" of
the High school.
Mr. Lueco Gunter has been in- j
vitcd and it is hoped he will find it 1
possible to be present.
STANTON LOTT. :
PATTI MAJOR, j
Frogram Committee. i
Carpenters and Painters. Work '
nine hours; from 20 to 33$ cents -
per hour. Compensanon for all
W. A. PARDUE, 1
Bath, S. C. I
The Marvelous A-l-M
Years or' Search End on Almost
Forsaken Farm in Mississippi.
MADE POVERTY STICK
EN FAMILY RICH.
Everybody knew iron was good
for people but to find it in medi
cinal form like in Acid Iron Miner
al was where the trouble caine, and
while chemists were making tinc
tures, pills and tonics from "ma
tallic iron" that was apt to ruin
teeth, upset people's stomachs etc.,
a farmer by the name of Horn, al
most destitute, was barely getting
enough to eat for himself aud fami
ly on his little farm down in Mis
The windows to those lacked win
dow panes and in their place were
old bits of rags and clothing to
keep out the insects, cold and
COLORED M AN FOUND IT,
Then one day a darkey, old and
decrepit, blood diseased and slowly
dying with great sores upon his
limbs and body which it was i
said could never be cured, started!
digging a ditch and came upon this
great medicinal iron deposit buried
beneath a marble-like rock and claj
covering which sheltered it from
atmosphere and water down through
the unknown centuries since the
all-wise Creator put it there.
How the old darkey was cured
by contact with this mineral and
bow that poor family near Hickory,
Mississippi suddenly became rich
through leasing this deposit for
uiuety-nine years to the Ferro
liine Chemical Corporation forms
mother chapter of this wonderful
Today, this Chemical Corpora
tion, with latest methods takes the
mineral and by a process of filter
ing, concentrating, testing and bot
tling makes it possible for anyone
to visit the nearest drug store and
procure it for the home treatment
of blood, rheumatic, stomach, and
digestion troubles, and doctors, hos
pitals and surgeons acclaim it a
splendid preparation and so cheap,
so powerful, so good and free from
injurious opiates, narcotics and al
cohol, old and young may take it.
Just a half to ene teaspoonful in a
glass of waler makes a better, strong
er, iron tonic for you. Tlie fol
lowing store has it, or a large 12
ounce bottle will be sent anywhere
on receipt of price by the Flirrodine
Chemical Corp.; Roanoke, Va.
On December 28 I lost my Metal
Case with my Piano Tuning Tools
in it, somewhere between Mr. \V.
M. Ouzts below Kirksey and Mr. R.
II. Nickolson's, si Y miles above
Fd geHeld. I took the road which
leads by Mountain Creek church
ind Pleasant Lane. The grip has
>ome of my blank not<~s in it- Any
one finding this ca^e of tools and
returning them will be paid Five
Dollars. The tools are worth little
io any one outside of a piano tuner.
Greenwood, S. C.
Feb. ?0, 101S.
HaSf Your Living
Without SWorasy Cost
We are all at a danger point. On
thc use of good common sense in our
1918 farm and garden operations de
pends prosperity or our "going broke."
Even at present high prices no one
:an plant all or nearly all cotton, buy
food and grain at present prices from
supply merchant on credit and make
noney. Food and grain is higher in
proportion than are present cotton
It's a time above all others to play
safe; to produce all possible food,
jrain and forage supplies on your own
?cres; to cut down the store bill.
A good piece of garden ground,
rightly planted, rightly tended and
kept planted ihe year round, can be
nade to pay nearly half your living. It
will save you more money than you
nade on the best three acres of cotton
/ou ever grew!
Hastings' 1918 Seed Book tells all
lhout the right kind of a money sav
ing garden and the vegetables to put
[o it. It tells about tho farm crops as
well and shows you the clear road to
real and regular farm prosperity. It's
Free. Send for it today to H. G.
WASX1NG3 CO., Atlanta, Ga.-Advt
The Best Mot Weather Tonic
?ROVE'STASTELKSSch?I TONIC enriches tht.
Mood, builds up tlie whole system and will won
lerfuily strengthen and fortify you to withstand
bc dcDressine effect of the ho?, suinaier. 50c.
IG, SUCCESSFUL Farmers, men
who know how to figure to their
best advantage, have booked large
The Cheapest Fertilizer
STUDY these facts carefully and you will see
where it is to your advantage to follow their
of the cost of plant food in commer
cial fertilizer and manure.
BASIC PRICE PER UNIT
Acid . . .'.$1.25
Ammonia . . . . -, . $0.00
8-3-0 cost per ton . . . $37.00
8-3-3 cost per ton . . . $54.00
10-2-0 cost per ton . . . $30.00
MANURE FROM CAMP JACKSON
Acid, 0.45 at 81.25 ... $ .50
Ammonia, 0.68 at 87.00 . 4.70
Potash, 0.58 at 80.00 . . 8.48
We will be glad to make credit
arrangements with responsible par
ties, or we will accept wood in ex
change for manure. Wood to be
delivered during the summer months.
We specialize on car lot ship
ments. Cars average 33 tons. Buy
a car in conjunction with your neigh
bor and save freight.
Hight now is the time to use ma
nure. Write us to-day if jrou are
interested in prompt delivery, We
already have numerous orders booked
for prompt shipment, but will use
our best efforts to make delivery in
accordance with your instructions.
Shipment Made from Either Point
COLUMBIA, S. C.
SPARTAXBURG, S. C.
ACTUAL WORTH OF MANURE BASED ON COMMERCIAL FERTILIZER $8.80
OUR PRICE LESS THAN HALF THAT
Some Large Orders Booked Recently
Skottowe Wannamaker, St. Matthews, a car a day until
further notice. "
Julius H. Jahns. Charleston. 500 tons
J. FI. Hydrick, Orangeburg., 500 tons
Nathan Evans, Marion_._ 100 tons
A. E. Gonzales. Columbia_. 500 tons
A. li. Gross,' Gross Station.1,200 tons
L. D. Jenning, Sumter._.2,000 tons
M. E. Rutlind, Batesburg._;_1,000 tons
And many other orders from large farm operators who
are equally well known.
Make arrangements with us now for immediate as
well as summer delivery.
Agents Wanted in Unoccupied Territory
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA
Honor Roll of Rehoboth School.
Advanced first grade:
3SSr-tfi CM?? THE OWLY
fjl.uM.tr! 0 sgrogAa MI m
We desire to notify the people that
we are agents for the celebrated Chev
rolets Automobiles. If you want a car
let us show you.
We are also selling second-hand
E. P. WINN & BROTHERS
PLUM BRANCH, S. C.
MCCORMICK AND EDGEFIELD COUNTIES.