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Wednesday, March 20.
When Americans in full force go
a-gunning the Huns will go a-running.
When you lose your temper don't
make an effort to find it. Let it be
Somebody has figured out that Eastei
falls earlier this year than it will agait
in this centurv.
Well, liquor is scotched at last.
Only six permits granted in Edgefield
county in nearly three weeks.
Most young men who are engaged
in sowing wild oats are unmindful
that the harvest season is sure to
Prosperity moans more money for
the government, as well as for the
individual. Morejthan 6,000,000 persons
will pay an income tax for the year 191S.
Edgefield county's judge of probate
has the thanks of a vast majority of j
the people for tightening up on the
quart-a-month law. Who said prohibi
tion would not prohibit?
Strive to produce a bumper crop this
year of everything that grows on the
farm, giving especial attention to food
crops. "Live at home," should be
the farmer's slogan.
Our hearts grow heavier as the
casualty lists grow longer. Our hearts
are heavy because soon or later the
shadows may fall across the [threshold
of Edgefield homes.
Have you encouraged your children
to invest their savings in thrift stamps?
If you haven't you have lost a golden
opportunity for encouraging them to |
form the saving habit.
Th" Kaiser would stop the sale of
thrift stamps if he could. Therefore
when we push the sale of stamps along
we give the Kaiser a thrust. Every boy
and girl can in this way do their bit.
If you need to have the fires of
patriotism rekindled in your breast,
come to Edgefield next Saturday, lt
will be a red-letter day, a history
making day in the historic old county.
If the government places an adequate
supply of nitrate of soda in their reach,
farmers will do the rest. We have
never seen tillers of the soil enter upon
a year with greater resolution and de
termination than farmers are doing
Ex-President Taft advocates the
putting of an army of 5,000,000 men
into the field at the earliest possible
moment. There is little doubt that ?
an aggressive policy means an earlier
termination of the war. Tardiness
tends toward a long-drawn-out strug
The fact that a large cracker or bis
cuit company that has a nation-wide j
patronage is now making 16 different
kinds of crackers and cakes that do not
contain any wheat flour is unmistake
ble evidence that flour is not as indis
pensable as many have supposed.
Atlanta's present mayor, unlike some
of the past, is absolutely above re
proach and right-thinking people
everywhere rejoice that he won a sig
nal victory over the man and woman,
both vicious and contemptible charac-1
ters, who attempted to blackmail him.
Their fate should be a warning to others |
of their stripe.
French Gallant Fighters.
As the war wears wearily on anol
onslaught is daily expected from
Germans. Just where the point
centre of the concentrated attack
be, whether against the British,
Americans or the French, no one
tell. We believe, however, the Al
are abundantly able to repulse i
attack, it matters.not what point r
be selected by the Huns along the i
flung battle line.
Two signal defeats stand out agii
the Germans, the battle of the Ma
and pronged attack at Verdun, and
believe a third will be added, to
list when the offensive is attemp
by the Germans after many months
preparation. The marvel of the wc
has been the victory which the Kre:
won at the Marne, hurling back
German forces in a most decisive m
ner. And then at Verdun, where mi
than 500,000 Germans were slaughter
the gallant French forces distinguisl
The handful of Belgians did go
fighting, the British and the Canad?
have likewise repeatedly shown wh
splendid material they are made i
but to the French we pay spec
tribute. Whenever they have measui
sword with their enemy they ha
come out victors in spite of overwhel
ing odds. Our own soldier boys v
stand shoulder to shoulder with t
French in their determination to h<
at bay the demons in human form
Meeting of the U. D. C.
Mrs. E. P. Jones presided ?ver
very short business session of tl
17. D. C. at the Red Cross roon
on Monday afternoon. Owin<r
illness in the home our Secreta
was unable to be present so tl
reading of the minutes was di
Mrs. Jones read two interestir
communications from our Distric
President, Mrs. O. D. Black cot
cerning our pledges, which we hav
decided to increase this year, te
dollars to be given to our Edist
District Scholarship to Wiuthroj
and ten dollars each for the Stat
Winthrop Carolina Scholarships
Our dues have all been paid. Mn
Jones announced the following de
egates to the District Conference t
be held at Allendale, and as it is
short distance by Automobile, it i
hoped that these ladies will get tc
gether and secure automobiles an
drivers and go over for the daj
they are: Mrs. B. B. Jones, Mrs
Alice Jones,Mrs E P Jones, Mrs Jiu
Byrd, Mrs. Joe Cantelou and Mrs
Agatha Woodson. The Confei
euee is to be held sometime ii
April, the date of which will be an
Mrs. Woodson made a plea fo
money aud material with which t<
carry on the work of the making
of hospital garments in the Rec
Cross, and asked that the U, D. C
adopt this department of the Rec
Cross work, several sums of ont
dollar dollar each were pledged
The following offering money : Mrs.
E. P. Jones, Mrs. R. A. Marsh,
Mrs. Woodson, Mrs. Alford.
Mr. John L. Addison pledged
? 1.50, Mrs. Jim Bvrd SI.00, Mrs.
Ed Rives material for two suits ot
pajamas: It was deemed advisable
to try to gut up the money by
pledges, rather than to have an en
tertainment. Our women are so busy
that they can hardly find time to
get up one. All ladies who are
willing to help in this most lauda
ble cause, may hand the money or
material to Mrs. Woodson or any
of the women of the committee at
the Red Cross rooms who will turu
it over to Mrs. Padgett and have it
credited to this department. <
Auother matter of interest which
came up was iu regard to collecting
old or worn garments during the
present week and next to turn over
to tue Red Cross who are calling
for these things to be sent tc Bel
gium and Northern France, It does
not matter how worn the garments
are, they can be used. Women and
men are asked to send their cast-off
clothes up to the Red Cross rooms
where they will be taken in charge,
packed and sent off by Mrs. J. H.
Nicholson aud her committee.
Mrs. Woodson extended an invi
ation to the chapter to attend the
Carolina Day exercises to be held
on Wednesday morning the 20th in
the auditorium of the High School.
This is the first public entertain
ment giveu by the children of the
Bald Eagle Chapter and serves as
their anniversary day, as well as a
celebration of the birth-days of
South Carolina's illustrious gener
als, Hampton, Butler and Gary.
Ir was decided to ask Dr. How
ard T. (-ree, pastor of the First
Christian church ;of Augusta to
come Up to make our Memorial
Day address, and Mrs. Woodson
was asked to extend the invitation.
The time for holding the meet
ings of the chapter have been again
changed. So we meet aa here-to
fore on the 2nd Tuesday, and on
2nd Tueseay in April the chapter
will have Mrs. O. D. Black with us,
and we are all hoping for a large
and representative meeting. There
was no historical session.
"Smile and be Happy/'
Had you ever really thought of
the bigness of a little smile? Very
small and. meaningless it might
seem, but yet sometimes, just one
smiling face will bring cheer and
happiness to a multitude who are
finding it hard to be content with
their lot in life.
So if such a little thing can help
to make this old world of ours,
(which is solemn enough already)
happier, I say old "joy killer," do
try and pull a grin, for what's tho
use going around with a face just
about one mile long. Everybody has
troubles of their own without yon
lamenting yours, in fact people try
to avoid the company of a grumbler
and instead, love to be with that
person who sees something funny
in most everything.
Perhaps some of ybu have
had a frown frozen on your coun
tenance during the past extraordi
narily severe winter and of course
you had a little cause to be in this
condition for with the little heater
minus coal and the general plus
snow, it was almost impossible to
be pleasant. But now "Old Jeri
miah," that everything has burst
forth into new life with the coming
of spring, you have absolutely no
rieht to go around moping, for who
can't smile with the soft gentle
air kissing the cheek, the blossom
ing trees delighting1 the eye and
songs of the birdlings drowning
ont all thought of cares and fears.
Surely this land of ours is a utopia
anyway for in its beauty and sun.
light we hear not the burst of can
non across the sea nor do we behold
any such suffering as is theirs
Mothers and fathers some of you
are worrying over the boys but
listen, you just stop right now for
the boys are happy and enjoying
the marvellous adventures as all
boys naturally would enjoy. Then
be thankful that you and your sons
are living in such a grand and
glorious age, (for surely we are all
fortunate who have this privilege)
and that these fair sons of yours
will make our land 6afe for de
mocracy and safe for the generations
Not long ago I heard one of the
soldier boys telling of his adventures
in training camp. He said that
there was nothing that helped so
much as being cheerful, for when
out on a lively hike with their
backs nearly breaking under the
heavy load and each step making
them more weary, at that very in
stant some old pal would give you
a real healthy smile and strike up
the little song which n?ver failed
to make the load just a little lighter i
and the heart a little stronger.
"Pack all your troubles in your
old bag, smile, smile, smile.
"While you elucifer just light
your fag, smile boys that's the style.
What's the use of worrying
never was worth while. Just pack i
your troubles in your old kit bag
and smile, smile, smile."
If the boys can show this spirit,
let's back them up and if you hav'nt
anything else to be real happy
over, why he glad yon havn't a
"Kaiser Bill'' to boss you around
and you'll not only smile but burst
out in a tit of laughter.
- Written by 10th grade pupil
Edgefield Graded School.
MAYOR OF TOWN WAS
VICTIM OF INDIGESTION.
Twenty Years Ago, However,
A Friend Told Him What
To Take, Says It's Great.
FRIENDS BACK HIM UP.
'T take pleasure in talking with
people troubled with indigestion
worries," says Mayor E, S. Pink
ston, of Parrott. Georgia. "Because
I have been there myself and know
what it is lo be troubled with indi
gestion. I suffered more or less for
several years. Along came a friend
one day, years ago (nearly twenty
years ago I guess) and he told me
about Acid Iron Mineral. I took it
and was relieved and since that
time I have recommended it to oth
ers who have taken it also with
good results. You can put me down
as a booster of "A-I-M," declares
this popular gentleman who, being
Mayor of Parrot Georgia, may be
depended upon not to endorse any
thing without genuine merit.
Acid Iron Mineral may be pur
chased at almost any drug store in
the south. If not handy just seud
a dollar to the Ferrodine Chemical
Corp., Roanoke, Va., and a great
big twelve ounce bottle of this
highly concentrated and freshly put
up Acid Iron Mineral will be sent
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,
T?YEVER before our millinery
Xl stock was so large and well
selected as it is this season. We
have several hundred shapes in
stock. Also, a large stock of
Ready-to-Wear for Ladies, Misses
and Children. A large assortment
of Ribbons, Flowers and Velvets.
Give us a trial before you buy your
hat and we will save you money.
I have just received a carload of the
latest model Overlands cars, which will
be the last shipment at the old price.
After April 1st all Overland cars will
be advanced $100. Better place your
order at once and save the advace. I
have all of the popular sizes and mod
els in stock. Come at on 3e while you
can get what you want.
I shall be pleased to demonstrate any
of my cars to those who contemplate
J. D. HOLSTEIN, Jr.