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Wednesday, March 6.
Nineteen more shopping days till
Judging from" the way the women
folk are dressing, spring is already
One reason why we would rather be
a man is because we do not have to
carry a shopping bag around with us.
This is the mutest March we ever
saw. Not a breeze has stirred thus
far. But we are not complaining.
There'll be no camouflage about the
spring dry goods bills. Even a short
and skimpy gingham dress costs a
The Advertiser predicts that the
Huns will never sack Yladivostock.
The Japs will hold the Germans at bay
in the far east.
After next Monday there will be
more sallow noses in Edgefield county.
Corn and rye will not flow as freely a9
Some farmers are working old Ba
laam so hard hauling guano that the
poor beast will not be able to draw the
Our good friend Ed DeCamp had bet
ter provide a roof-garden or some other
form of annex for that big brand-new
hotel. The fifty rooms will not begin
to hold all of the newspaper folk who
will attend the meeting of the Press
Association. Most of them have been
recipients of Gaffney's hospitality be
Golden Opportunity For Editors.
Dr. W. S. Currel', president of the
University of South Carolina, and Mr.
August Kohn, one of the trustees of
the University, acting with a commit
tee composed of William Banks, Joe
Sparks and J. L. Mims appointed from
the South Carolina Press association,
will arrange for an Institute at the
University for the especial benefit of
the editors of South Carolina. The
time has not yet been decided upon
but the Institute will very probably be
held some time in May.
Following the plan adopted and suc
cessfully carried out by the University
of North Carolina last summer, for
three days, with probably two or three
sessions each day, lectures will be de
livered by some of the strongest men
who can be secured. Themes will be i
selected that will be especially helpful
to newspaper makers. The Institute !
will be a sort of school for editors, car
rying them back to the days when .
they attended classes in college. This ?
will be no play or pastime but real I
work for all who attend. There will 1
be a social side, however, and the I
mingling together for - several days of
the editors from all parts of the State 1
on the University campus will be at- '
tended by much genuine pleasure.
It is the purpose of the University
to furnish entertainment in the dormi
tories for the editor-students, relieving
them of the expense ordinarily con
nected with a stay of three days in the
capital city, lt is hoped that the news
paper men throughout the State will
give the Institute their hearty support
to the end that it be made a decided
Lid Will Be On Tight.
When the amended quart-a-month
law becomes effective next Monday,
Probate Judge W. T. Kinnaird will put
the lid on so tight that it will likely
reduce the shipments of liquor to one
tenth of what they are now. The Co
lambia Record made inquiry last week
of all probate judges over the State as
to whether or not they would requh
physician's certificate along with
affidavit filed for a liquor permit,
most of these officers stated in re
that a certificate from a repute
physician would be required. The
verti3er is pleased to state that Ec
field's probate judge has taken
position, writing the editor of
Record as follows:
"Replying to your letter of Febr
ry 27 it is my purpose to reqi
individuals applying to me for \
mits to receive intoxicating liqt
for medicinal use aftei March 10
present to me a prescription qr cer
cate from a regular practicing p
sician before issuing such permit."
A vast majority of the right-thi
ing people of the county will stand
Judge Kinnaird in the position he
taken. Under the law intoxicat
liquors can be shipped into the St
for medicinal purposes only. The
fore, the tew citizens who will actt
ly need whiskey for medicine sho
not mind first applying to their fan
physician for a prescription, just
they would do for numerous ot!
medicines. Judge Kinnaird has ado
ed the right course and public set
ment is overwhelmingly with him.
In this connection it is interesting
note the position that the physich
have taken in Newberry county. F
teen doctors have stated in a sigr
card published in the Newberry (
server thit they "will when it is pr<
er prescribe liquor for medicinal i
to our respective patients when actu
ly in our care, but no one of us v
issue certificates to any other patie
than his own."
If the doctors in this county adc
the same policy, an individual can pi
cure a prescription from his fam
physician only. They wlil not be
sued indiscriminately. The physicia
of this county would be relieved
much annoyance, if they would publi:
Urged Definite Announcemei
as to Drafted Men.
Realizing how seriously hand
capped and embarrassed are hu
dreds of our farmers, due to the u
certainty as to when the registrant
both white and colored, in Class
will be ordered to the trainin
camps, and realizing the great nee
of a definite announcement from ti
government in order that farmei
may know how to plan for makin
a crop, the writer, as chairman <
the iocal board, set about while i
Washington last week to enlist th
active co-operation of men who wei
in a position to bring things to pas
We stated the case to Senator Til
man who is a very busy man an
went thence to Congressman Byrne
who at once called up the office c
the Provost Marshall General t
learn when and what per cent, c
registrants will next be ordered ou
The reply was rather indefinit
owing to certain contingencies. ]
was stated that men must be read
to go overseas as rapidly as tram
ports can be provided and that r<
cruits must be placed in trainin
camps as rapidly as seasoned me
are ordered abroad. Mr. Byrnes re
alized the seriousness of the situa
tion manifested a willingness am
eagerness to give every possible ai<
in relieving the situation.
The next stop was at the office o
Senator E. D. Smith, who fills i
large place in congressional activi
ties. He made an appointment a
the White House with Presiden
Wilson for Monday afternoon t(
present the matter to him. It wai
his purpose to urge the President tc
recommend to congress that all ag
ricultural labor be held back anti!
crops could be made. Senator Smith
expressed the belief that if President
Wilson would do this an act would
pass congress without opposition.
The next call was upon Congress
man Lever who is chairman of the
great Agricultural Committee and
who likewise has labored unceasing
ly for the development of agricul
ture in all parts of the country. He
had already become interested in
this matter and gave attentive ear to
our presentation of the matter stress
ing the imperative need of immedi
After laying the matter before
Mr. Lever, impressing him with the
seriousness of the situation, he dic
tated in our presence the following
letter to Col. Hugh S. Johnson, dep
uty provost marshall general:
"I wish again tc call your atten
tion to the farra labor situation due
to the uncertainty in the minds of
the men who have been classified,
not knowing just when they are to
be called into the training camps.
"You will understand that the
farmer must now, right now, begin
his crop, especially in the South.
He must make his arrangements for
fertilizer; he must begin his spring
planting and do all things necessary
to pitch his crop. Many of these
young men, I am informed by relia
ble people, are so unsettled as to
what may be expected of them that
they cannot in justice to themselves
begin a crop. It 6eeme to me that
it is of the most vital importance
that your office should make,
promptly, some announcement as to
when these men are to be expected
in order that the labor situation may
Spring Term of Court.
The spring term of the court of
general sessions convened Monday
morning with Hon. I. W. Bowman
of Orangeburg aa presiding judge.
Judtie Bowman has conducted court
here before, and is very pleasantly
remembered by Edgefield friends.
His charge to the grand jury was
able, practical, forceful. He stress
ed at length the importance of prop
erly supporting the public school,
and also impressed the grand jurors
with the obligation resting upon
them in the matter of law enforce
ment. Judge Bowman's charge, had
a wholesome effect upon the large
number of citizens assembled in the
court room as well as upon the
The solicitor soon after the con
vening of court handed out the in
dictments, and they were promptly
passed upon by the grand jury.
The first case to go to the jury was
that of Robert McKie, colored, in
dicted foi murder. He was defended
by Capt. Evans and the State was
represented by Solicitor Timraer
raan. A verdict of "guilty" with a
recommendation to the mercy of
the court was rendered, but this
morning the court granted a motion
for a new trial.
The next case called was that of
\V. P. Roof, indicted for obtaining
money under false pretenses, it be
ing alleged that he received money
on deposit in his private bank,
knowing at the time that he was in
solvent. This case was brought
over from Lexington county under a
change of venue. Mr. Roof was ac
quitted. The State was represented
by S. McG-. Simkins, E. L. Asbill
and Solicitor Timmerman, and the
defendant was represented by J.
Wm. Thurmond, P. A. Bonham of
Greenville and G. T. Graham of
George Hammond pleaded guilty
to the charge of house breaking and
was given a term of seven months
in the penitentiary.
The grand jury made it formal
report Tuesday afternoon and was
The case of John L. George, in
dicted for killing locomotive engi
neer A. R. Brown in Edgefieid sev
eral weeks ago, has been set for
Friday. Among the counsel for de-'
fe*?sc :::. thij cass ?r? Ex-Gov. J. C.
Sheppard, Ex-Gov. C. L. Blease and
S. M. Smith.
As several civil cases have been
settled, there will be no term of the
court of common pleas in March.
Therefore a petit jury for the third
week will not be needed. Several
criminal cases will be disposed of
next week. The March term of court
will not be as long as it was expect
ed that it would be some time ago.
Thi9 is well, for the farmers are
needed at home and prefer to be
there than in the court room. S
Adequate Supply of Nitrate of
While in the office of Senator E.
D. Smith in Washington Friday
morning, the writer asked him as to
whether or not in his judgment
farmers would receive an adequate
supply of nitrate of soda through
government aid, and he replied,
with emphasis and with enthusiasm,
that the government will purchase all
that the farmers will need. The
$10,000,000 which Senator Smith
was instrumental in having appro
priated for this purpose will be
used continuously to purchase ni
trate of soda for agricultural pur
poses. As soon as the first allot
ment or shipment is paid for by
farmers the money will be re
invested in soda by the government,
and this course pursued until the
need ia fully supplied. Senator
Smith stated that he has told the
men who are charged with provid
ing ships for transporting the soda
from South America that if they do
not provide ships for this purpose
that there will not be sufficient
food made for shipping abroad next
year to our soldiers and European
While Senator Smith has labored
unceasingly for the agricultural in
terests since he wa? elected to the
senate, yet none of his achieve
ments or efforts in their behalf will
be of so crreat direct benefit as wili
ibis act of providing au adequate
supply of soda in a orisis like the
present. The tiller of the soil, ow
ing to the acuteness of the lar-or sit
uation and the high cost of living,
must realize a maximum harvest
from a minimum acreage, and
nothing else will contribute so much
to this end as that indispensable ele
ment of plant food, nitrogen. We
feel confident that the scheme work
ed out by Senator Smith will accom
plish the desired end.
Just received a nice line of geor
gette crepe, crepe de-chine and
washable waists. Will be glad to
show you through our line.
Come in md inspect our uice line
of arrow shirts and collars and also
John B. Stetson and Jefferson hats.
the greatest k
M the farmers, re?
ll At last a prad
Car load of tl
Growing Interest in the Revival,
The revival services in which
Rev. Walt Holcomb of Tennessee
is preaching, are continuing in in
terest and enthusiasm from dav to
day, and the crowds are larger at
each successive occasion.
The service on Friday morning
will be held at the Baptist church
at 10:30 o'clock instead of at the
iMethodist church. Everybody, old
and young is invited to this service.
The evening meeting will also be
held at the Baptist church.
There will be no Saturday meet
ings but three will be held on Sun
day, morning, afternoon and night.
Everybody in town and the sur
rounding country is cordially invit
ed to attend every service.
Red Cross Notice.
As the Red Cross divisional
office in Atlanta has been unable to
furnish the necessary supplies, our
course in surgical dressing is being
delayed. An instructor has been as
signed to us, and as soon aa the sup- j
plies are received the class will be
All ladies who intend taking this
course will please be ready to begin
work at a day's notice. It is required
that each worker shall wear a white
coif and a white apron that entirely
covers the dress skirt, with collar
close around the neck and sleeves
down to the wrist. In addition,
each iady must be provided with
thimble, needle and scissors.
If any lady who wishes to take
this course has not already done so,
she will please register in the Red
Cross room right away in order that ?
she may be notified when the in
Annie M. Clisby,
Supervisor of Surgical Dressing.
The only cultivator of its kind
that can instantly be adjusted from
deep to shallow-wide to narrow
cultivation wholly by the use of the
levers. See one at Trenton Fertil
izer Co., Trenton, S. C.
The farmers of Long Branch sec
tion are asked not to put their fer
tilizer within 15 feet of the middle
of the road, as I am going to widen
the rop.ds to that width.
R. N. BROADWATER.
^ardless of price.
ults without any dc
lese cultivators now
Quite ? number of I
ite, phone or come to
lton, South Can
THE SOUTH C
AND AUCTION SALE
We have induced W. P. Smith
tion 55 head of pure bred Duroc J
of the Nation are calling on South
meat, and the only way it can be
best breeders and feeders of hogs
to tell us how to produce pork sue
For information address:
L. I. GUION, Pres. T. 0. Li
Lugoff, S. C. Garr
A TWICE-TOLD TALE.
One of Interest to Our Readers.
Good news bears repeating, and
when it is confirmed after a long
lapse of time, even if we hesitated
to believe it at first hearing, we feel
secure in accepting its truth now.
The following experience of an
Edgefield woman is confirmed after
Mrs. E. P. Jachson, Cedar Row,
Edgefield, says: "I suffered greatly
from a weak and lame bacK which
got so bad that I could hardly get
around. My sides and hips also got
sore and lame and loss of sleep
made rae weak and exhausted.
Doan's Kidney Pills rid me of the
Over three Years Later Mrs.
Jackson said: "My back and kid
neys seldom trouble me now, but
when they do, Doan's Kidney Pills
always give me quick relief."
Price 60c. at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills-the same
that cured Mrs Jackson, Foster-Mil
burn Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
The Best Hot Weather Tonic
GROVE'S TASTELESSchill TONIC enriches tht
blood, builds un the whole system and will won
derfully strengthen and fortify you to withstand
lue depressing effect of the hot summer. 50c.
mt ever offered jg
3 that will bring |
iL MEETING OF
OF PURE BRED HOGS
i, of Kinards, S. C., to sell at auc
ersey breeding hogs. The Councils
Carolina to produce our supply of
done is to raise more hogs. The
in America will be at this meeting
cessfully and economically.
lett, S. C.
W. P. SMITH,
Kinards, S. C.
During 1918 over 100,000 farm
ers will use their International cul
tivators for every crop that requires
cultivation. See one at Trenton
Fertilizer Co., Trenton, S. C,
Ha!f Your Living
Without Money Cost
We are all at a danger point. On
the use of good common sense in our
1018 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
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 6ave you more money than you
made on the best three acres of cotton
you ever grew!
Hastings' 1918 Seed Book tells all
about tho right kind of a money sav
ing garden and the vegetables to put
in it. It tells about the farm crops as
well and shows you the clear road to
real and regular farm prosperity, li's
Fres. Send for it today to H. G.
HASTINGS CO., Atlanta, Gs-Advt