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Wednesday, Febuary 27.
"My Kingdom for a pound of sugar."
Planted your Irish potatoas yet?
Better stop thinking of cotton and
plan to grow something to eat.
True to their traditions, the Huns
offer the unfortunate Russians an
olive branch with one hand and wield
the "big stick" on them with the
Even if the nation did not need to
conserve flour, the pound-for-pound
law would be a good one. It is not
only teaching people how to eat corn
bread but is very perceptibly lowering
the cost of living.
Health Will Improve.
The health of hundreds of people
will very materially improve after
March 10, which is the date fixed for
the amended qui.rt-a-month law to
take effect. Heretofore the judge of
probate had no right to question the
oaths of persons applying for liquor
permits but under the amended law he
can tell an applicant that he is "tellin'
one of them things" and refuse his
request. After March 10 sick persons
will have to call on the druggists for
medicine, as the judge of probate will
go mighty slow issuing liquor per
Gaffney Next Meeting Place.
At a well attended meeting of the
executive committee of the South Car
olina Press Association ?vhich was held
at the Jefferson hotel in Columbia Fri
day it was unanimously agreed that
the meeting of 1918 be held in Gaffney
about the first of July, the invitation
being very graciously extended by Mr.
E. H. DeCamp. The exact date will
be fixed later by the committee after
furtner'conference with Mr. DeCamp.
Gaffney is erecting a modern 570,000
hotel and it is the desire of the man
agement to have the associ
ation christen the palatial hostelry,
being its first guests. The association
met in Gaffney about 10 years ago and
was royally entertained. With Ed
Camp as mine bost the members of the
association know what to expect at
their 1918 meeting. The announce
ment of the selection of Gaffney as
the meeting place will cause general
rejoicing among the newspaper folk
throughout the State.
Farmer Having His Day.
There was a time, and not many
years ago either, when, figuratively
speaking, farmers had to go about with
hats in hand begging for his rights.
The tables have turned and everybody
now bows deferentially to Mr, Farmer.
He is the greatest man in the country
to-day. No other individual or set of
individuals receive so much considera
tion at the hands of the government.
More money'is being expended, in one
way or another, for the benefit of the
agricultural class than any other pro
fession or interests. The government
is helping Mr. Farmer to multiply his
harvest and is then aiding in a market
ing to the best advantage. A new pos
tal regulation has just been adopted
increasing the maximum weight by
parcel post within the first and second
zones to 70 pounds in order to enable
the farmers to send their produce into
Well, all ot this is as it should be.
Agriculture is the mud-sill of the coun
try's resources and prosperity. On it
rests all other industries and enter
prises. Therefore, in helping the
farmers of the country in every way
possible the government is, at the
same time, helping teeming millions
who do not till the soil.
Gaffney to Get Next Press
Gaffney was selected as the 101S
convention city for the South Caro
lina Press Associai ion yesterday at
a meeting of the executive commit
tee winch wa? held at the Jefferson
Hotel. Newspaper publishers from
many sections of th? State met with
the executive committee and dis
cussed several matters of importance
to the profession.
The members voted to support a
newspaper institute which is to he
conducted this spring by the Uni
verbity of South Carolina. The un
iversity officials plan to bring lead
ing: members of the profession for
addresses at the institute. The plan
for the institute was presented to
the editors by August Kohn, mem
ber of the board of trustees of the
university. An institute was held
last year at the University of North
Carolina aud proved very success
ful. The institute will continue
for three days and the date will be
announced later by J. L. Wims
and William Banks, members of a
committee having the matter in
An important matter discussed
was that of transportation over the
railway lines for newspaper work
ers. The mileage exchange system
was recently abolished by an order
from Director General McAdoo of
the railways. August Kohn, J. L.
Minis aud Joe Sparks were appoint
ed as a committee to take this mat
ter up with Mr. McAdoo. Mr.
Kohn will ?o to Washington at an
early date for a conference. He
may be accompanied by other mem
bers of the committee.
Tho invitation to meet at Gaff
ney was extended by Ed. H. De
Camp, editor of the Gaffney Ledger
and a veteran member of the asso
ciation. The date for the meeting
in the Cherokee metropolis will be
tixed later by the executive com
Among those attending the meet
ing were: J. L. Mimsof Edgefield,
president; Joe Sparks, secretary;
August Kohn of the News and
Courier Bureau, Columbia; William
Banks of the Columbia Record; E.
H. Aull of the Newberry Herald
aud News; H. G. Ostcen of the
Sumter Item; L. H. Wannamaker
of the News and Courier, Charles
ton; J. H. McGhee of the Carolina
Stockman and Farmer; Allison Lee
of the Laurens Advertiser, A. B.
Jordan of the Dillon Herald, and
Rion McKissick of the Greenville
Honor Roll Edgefield Graded
and High School.
First Grade: William Byrd, Mary
Cantelou, Mamie Davis, Janie Ed
wards, Elizabeth Kemp, Dorothy
Marsh, Geo. Edward Sheppard, Martha
Second Grade: Fitzmaurice Byrd,
Carolyn Dorn, Rudolph Davis, Mazie
Kemp, Hiram Lowe, Lucy McManus,
John Nixon, Ned Nicholson, Byrnes
Ouzts, Harry Paul, Maurice Ruben
stein, Mary Thurmond, J. R. Timmer
Third Grade: Effie Allen Lott, Or
lando Morgan, June Nicholson, Martha
Thurmond, Margaret Strom, Frances
Fourth Grade: Clyde Arthur, Eliza
beth Bailey, Mary Lillie Byrd, Renaud
Shannonhouse, Julia Strom.
Fifth Grade: Isabel Cheatham, Alice
Prescott, Mary Rives, Allen George
Thurmond, Robert Tompkins.
Sixth Grade: Isabel Byrd, Allen Ed
wards, Ruth Hart, Gladys Lawton,
Seventh Grade: Raymond Folk,
Eleanor Mims Helen Nicholson, Robert
Ouzts, William Strom. B. E. Timmer
man, George Tompkins Mitchell Wells.
Eighth Grade: Lois Mims.
Ninth Grade: Carolee Cogburn,
Frances Jones, Sarah Lyon.
Tenth Grade: Margaret Blocker,
Hob Byrd, Edwin Folk.
Eleventh Grade: Velma Cogburn,
Without Money Cost
We are all at a danger point. On
the 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
can plant all or nearly all cotton, buy
food and grain at present prices from
supply merchant on credit and make
money. Food and grain is higher in ?
proportion than are present cotton
It's a time above all others to play 1
safe; to produce all possible food,
grain and forage supplies on your own
acres; to cut down the store bill.
A good piece of garden ground,
rightly planted, rightly tended and
kept planted the year round, can be
made to pay nearly half your living. It
will save you more money than you
made on the best three acres of cotton
you ever grew!
Hastings' 1918 Seed Book tells all
about the right kind of a money sav
ing garden and the vegetables to put
(0 it It tells about the 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.
IdASXINGS CO., Atlanta, Ga.-Advt
The Best Hot Weather Tonic
GROVE'S TASTELESSchill TONIC enriches tht 1
blood, builds up the whole system and will won- 1
derfuUy strengthen and fortify you lo withstand
the depressing effect of the hot summer. 50c.
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taken which amounted to $328.
Each contributor was asked to
write his denomination on envelop
that each church could know how
much came from it. The Methodist
church had the week before sent on
*U0 and the Methodist Sunday
school on the day of the collection
save &+0. This is a noble gift on
the part of this church. Mrs. J. W.
Marsh is chairman of the committee
for this fund and many who are in
terested are still giving to this com
mittee, so the amount will no doubt
Lieut. Preston Wright of Camp
Jackson has been spending a few
days heie. He is the son of Mr. P.
L. Wright, one of the town's hon
ored citizens of blessed memory,
and every one was glad to see him
and talk with him.
Mrs. O. D. Black, one of the
state vice-presidents, U. U. C"
upon invitation went to Saluda on
last Thursday and. at the U. D. C.
chapter meeting the "Lucinda
Horne," presented the matter of
division work of Edisto district.
There are many that remember Mrs.
Lucinda Horne for whom the chap
ter is named. She went through the
entire war with her husband aud
there is many a Confederate soldier
of this county who can tell of what
a great help she was to them sewing
and cooking. It is this chapter's in
tention to have a "Lucinda Horne
day" and honor will be paid her.
Mrs. Horne is buried at Chestnut
Hill church at Chappells where the
people have erected a neat and ap
propriate granite shaft to mark her
Miss Kathrine Garlington mu
sical instructor o* the High School
was carried to the Baptist hospital,
Columbia, on Sunday afternoon
suffering from an attack of appen
Misses ?Ima Woodward and
Maud dickerson spent the week end
at Beech Island with the Misses
Miss Loise Hoyt of Greenville
Woman's colleere spent a part of the
past week at her home here.
Last week' the children of Mrs.
O, S. Wertz came from Columbia
and Belton and Greenwood to give
her a surprise party, it being her
birthday on Tuesday. A very happy
day was had and especially to Mr.
and Mrs. Wertz for it showed to
them bow their children kept them
constantly in thought. ?Mrs. Taylor
Goodwyn remained over ;for a
week's visit arid from here will go
to Columbia to visit Mrs. Hogan,
Rev. and Mrs. M. L. Kester and
little daughter are at home from
North Carolina where they vrent to
"attend the bedside of the former's
father, who was so ill with pneumo
nia. Every one will be glad to
know that he is now convalescing.
Little Ethel Ready who suffered
a broken arm some time since ?B
now able to come back to school.
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Siftly
and their children from Oranse
burg have been guests of Miss Lil
lian Mobley. Miss Ella Mobley of
Columbia and Mr. Clarence Mob
ley of Tennessee, were also in the
home for a visit and this re-union
of sisters and brothers was a very
Mrs. Ida Smyly Stevens and Miss
Lena Stevens of Meeting Street
spent Monday night heje in the
home of Mrs. Willie Tompkins en
route to Bennettsville to visit in the
home of the former's son, Mr. Smy
Mrs. C. E. Graham has gone to
Batesburg to spend awhile with her
husband who has a position for a
The Emily Geiger chapter, D.
A. R. met with Miss Lillian Mob
ley on Monday afternoon the sub
ject for the meeting being "George
Washington." The home was very
patr-otic in decorations, and inter
esting pictures of George'Washing
ton, his wife and home scenes were
about the room. Mrs. W. S. Mob
ley, regent, conducted the meeting
and all reports showed fine work.
A rummage sale had made $37
which paid the educational pledges,
?28 to the Tomassee school at Wal
halla and $5.00 to Georgetown
school. Each member contributed
50 cents to help restore the Tolloloy
village in France, making a gift of
?15. Mrs. M. R. Wright is chair
man of this committee.
As to the liberty loan the chap
ter made a contribution of $30.
This money was taken trom the
fund set aside to place a marker on
Emily Geiger's grave and at a later
date will be replaced. Mrs. John
Wrieht reported a package of
gloves on hand to send on for the
purpose of making chest protect
The historian, Mrs. O. D. Black,
had the book on hand forcopjing
all the historical papers before they
are turned over to state chairman
of Reciprocity, Mrs. M. T. Turner.
Tue chapter decided to work every
3rd Thursday at the Red Cross
IG, SUCCESSFUL Farmers, men
who know how to figure to their
best advantage, have booked large
The Cheapest Fertilizer
Some Large Orders Booked Recently
Skottowe Wannamaker, St. Matthews, a car a day until
Julius H. Jahns, Charleston._. 500 tons
J. H. Hydrick, Orangeburg__".._. 500 tons
Nathan Evans, Marion._ 100 tons
A. E. Gonzales, Columbia. 500 tons
A. B. Gross, Gross Station._.1,200 tons
L. D. Jennine, Sumter."2.000 tons
M. E. Rutlind, Batesburg.1,000 tons
And many other orders from large farm operators who
are equally well known.
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 PRTCE PER UNIT
Acid. -, -, $1.25
8-3-0 cost per ton
8-3-3 cost per ton
10-2-0 cost per ton
MANURE FROM CAMP JACKSON
Acid, 0.45 at $1.25 . . . $ .50
Ammonia, 0.G8 at $7.00 . 4.70
Potash, 0.58 at $G.OO . . 3.48
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 you are
interested in prompt delivery, We
airead}' have numerous orders booked
for pron pt shipment, but will use
our best efforts to make delivery in
accordance with vour instructions.
Shipment Made from Either Point
COLUMBIA, S. C.
SPARTAN BURG, S. C.
ACTUAL WORTH OF MANURE BASED ON COMMERCIAL FERTILIZER S8.80
OUR PRICE LESS THAN HALF THAT
Make arrangements with us now for immediate as
well as summer delivery.
Agents Wanted in Unoccupied Territory
Powell Fuel Co.
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA
ooms. The meeting was turned
ver to the leader, Mrs. O. D.
Hack, who made a few remarks
oncerning "George Washington,"
bis great man being the subject for
be February meeting.
Mrs. J. L. Walker gave a splen
lid paper on George Washington
? public and private life, and Mrs.
'. Neil Lott gave current events.
"America" closed the program,
rhe hostess, assisted by Miss Laurie
loyt and Marion Boyd served a
empting course of sliced turkey,
ranberries, jelly, olives, crackers,
andwiches and hot coffee with
chipped cream. The doileys were
lecorated with pictures of Wash
Dgton. There were present several
isitors and all were glad to have
n out-of-town member present,
1rs. W. B. Cogburn. Every one
njoyed the meeting with this
harming hostess who traces her
elationship to Washington.
AN EDGEFILD MAN GIVES
His Testimony Will Interest Every
The value of local evidence is in
disputable. It is the kind of evi
dence we accept as true because we
know we can prove it for ourselves.
There has been plenty of such evi
dence in the Edgefield papers late
ly and this straightfordtfoward tes
timony has established a confidence
in the miuds of Edgefield people
that will not be easily shaken.
T. J. Paul, prop, of garage, Je
ter St., Edgefield, says: "Kidney
trouble in my case was brought on
by being on my feet continually. I
had a dull pain in my back and I
tired easily. When I was on my
feet for any length of time my back
got sore and stiff. My rest was
broken at night as the kidney se
cretions were too frequent in pas
sage, causing rae to get up a num
ber of times. Three boxes of Doan's
Kidney Pills, which I got at Penn
& Holstein's Drug Store, cured the
backache and other symptoms of
Price 60c. at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills-the same
that cured Mr. Paul, Foster-Mil
burn Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
The County Teachers' Association
will meet at the high school build
ing Saturday, March 2. We hope
for a large attendance, and shall try
to make the meeting interesting.
The girls' bread club will serve re
W. W. FULLER.
Co. Supt. Education.