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South Carolina must feed itself this year. So must every other Southern State.
The Charleston Cotton Exchange, along with the other Cotton Exchanges of the South, joins with Secretary of Agriculture
Houston and Mr. Hoover, the Food Administrator, in appealing to the South co produce-not only the food it needs for itself, but food
for our boys in France and for America's Allies in the Great War.
It is the judgment ot the cotton men ot the South that the interests of the South and of the nation require this year that food acre
age should be secured first, and that then such acreage should be planted in cotton as can be cultivated and gathered under present labor
The world needs cotton, of course-but it needs food more. Without victory no man can say what the value of cotton will be.
"Without food there can be no victory.
There is a widespread impression, that the South, led on by 30-cent cotton, is on the verge of sacrificing its food acreage in order
to plant every available acre this year in cotton.
growers not to d.
the appeal of the Government at Washington and
;rnment, not only through Secretary Houston, but through Mr. Hoover and Secretary Mc?doo, is urging the cotton
o this. The leading Cotton Exchanges of the South have gone on record as hoping that the cotton growers will heed
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Plant More Foodstuffs
The Charleston Cotton Exchange believes that this is the course of patriotism and of sound business sense. It feels that it is onlv
necessary to call the attention of the planters to so important a question in order for them to do their full duty in aiding America to win
Don't plant more cotton and less food. Plant more food and less cotton.
Let the slogan be: "FOOD AND FEEDSTUFFS FULL AND RUNNING OVER!"
THE CHARLESTON COTTON EXCHANGE
At last the daylight saving bill
has been passed by Congress and
now goes to the President for his
signature. His approval will mean
that on the last Sunday in March,
or two weeks from tomorrow, all
the clocks in the land will be set
forward one hour, at 2 a. m., being
set back again on the last Sunday in
October. For the seven months
when the days are long every one
will begin the working* day one
hour earlier than they have bpen in
the habit of doing, closing their la
bors an hour sooner, or while the
sun is still shining, and thus, by
using the night for rest, effecting a
great economy in the use of artifi
Of course it is easy to say that
anybody who wants to get up and
begin work sooner could do it with
out an Act of Congress; but the
fact is that most people are disin
clined to quit their beds in the
morning until they are compelled to
do so. The value of the d iylight
saving plan is that it automatically
forces business of all sorts to take
an earlier start. Our whole scheme |
of marking the time is a pure'y ar- j
tificial one, and what is now being (
done is to recognize practically and ,
sweepingly the difference between ,
winter, when the time between snu- .
rise and sunset is short and summer
when it is long. ]
The plan has been in operation j
from the beginning of the war in j
all the warring countries of Europe. ;
It has proved its value there and (
no good reason has yet been sug
gested why it should fail to do so j
here.-News & Courier. i
Smiles With Thrift. 1
Io every smile there is a good -
Btiff punch. There is nothing in a 1
grouch but waste. Waste breaks r
down instead of building up the a
country,- and nothing should be
encouraged except that which
In ?ll walKs of life there should
be practiced an economy which
conserves yet does not weaken. In
the administration of the public af
fairs of our state every dollar nec
essary to public service, intelli- 1
gently and economically adminis- j
tered, should be provided, but not
one penny for purposes unnecessary. '
Needless expenditures drain the 1
people's substance In this hour of 1
our country's need our public offi
cials should take prompt action
looking to the elminination of eve- '
ry condition or influence operating <
against highest efficiency, whether ]
it be of man-power, food-power or '
other of the state's resources. 1
We who remain at home have a !
task to do, much less exacting than 1
have the boys in the trenches, it is 1
true, but no less important nor im
perative. If we are sincere we will
chance nothing upon waste, an in
sidious, enemy at home, while our
country needs our full strength!
abroad. And the more cheerfully
we go about our task the lighter it
will be and the more we will be able
to do. Then, too, it will be more
agreeable to our own consciences.
Let us "cut out" waste and **cut
in" more thrift and smiles. In each
of these latter there are good stiff
punches and our country needs
punches ringing good and true.
Farm and Ranch.
Vegetables for Canning.
The garden will have a greater
value this year than usual because
of the greater demand for food.
We are concerned with producing
an abundance of foods, not only
for present needs, but for future
The garden should do more than
supply the table with fresh vegeta
bles in season; it should produce
vegetables to can for winter.
While you are transplanting to
mato plants do not forget the can
ner. Plant enough to pay you for
getting a home canning outfit if
you don't have one.
T' ore are many vegetables suita
ble r~~ canning. Beans are often
popu.cr as a product to can. Corn
ian be saved in cans. It requires
rigorous steaming and cooking to
save sweet corn, but farmers do
md find it worth while.
Tomatoes are perhaps the most
jopular vegetable for home can
ling. It is served in many dif
ferent ways and easily canned.
Every home should have an aburi
Sweet potatoes are not very dif
icult to can. While for the far
ner the potatoes may be kept and
taken directly from the klin, the
lotel man likes canned potatoes,
rhe same is true with other vege
ables, such as spinach, etc., that
nay be grown early or late.-Farm
.nd Ranch. .
More Work Necessary.
Disloyalty and selfishness have
)een shown in some instances
iraong laborers in demanding fewer
lours of work per day. Just as some
irma would extortion in time of
rreat stress so would others upon
vhom the government is more or
ess dependent for labor seek selfish
idvantages for themselves at the ex
Dense of the government and the
aeople who are demanding the nee
jssary co-operation to win the war.
This is no time for selfishness nor
:or special favors. No true Ameri
jan can for a* moment refuse any
.easonable sacrifice necessary to get
Dur army ready. Those who are not
jailed to the front are called to as
sist the army and the navy or the
people who are supporting the gov
Whether on railroads, in ship
building establishment, on canton
ments or on farms, every American
must do his full duty. Every day's
work should count. Every man. wo
man and child should be anxious to
do more work than would ordinari
ly be required in order that our war
preparations may be hastened and
our country be made more efficient
for the great task before it.-Farm
God Bless Qur Men.
''God bless our splendid men.
Send them back home again,
God bless our men;
Make them victorious,
Patient and chivalrous,
They are so dear to us,
God bless our men.
The above verse is sung in every
church in Canada and is uned in this
country as an addition to our Na
A large shipment of ladies silk
skirts in stripes, checks and solid
colors. Prices from ?4.00 to ?7.50
To the Farmers
We are Jobson System dealers
for this county, aud as such are ac
tively engaged in bringing the com
mon sense methods of easier and
more profitable farming to every
nook and corner of our section.
These methods and the remarka
ble Jobson plow have received the
endorsement of great Agricultur
ists, State officials and practical
farmers ali over the country, and
these benefits are beir>g extended to
all parts of the country at a rate
that certainly proves its merit and
genuine, practical advautage. No
farmer can afford to overlook the
opportunity of a thorough investi
gation of this system before going
further with his spring work.
The Jobson plow has no equal in
preparing the land (late or early,
wet or dry) before planting, and it
is also of extraordinary value in
working crops and in getting ready
For second crops. In fact, it is
jomething the farmer needs every
month in the year. A little investi
gation demonstrates this beyond
Call on us for literature and full
particulars. We're here to serve
you. Jobson plows now in stock.
W. L. Dunovant, Edgefield; V. E.
Edwards & Bro., Johnston; Tren
ton Fertilizer Co., Trenton.
DR J.S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
Surely Stoo That Couch.
Here is a message to
suffering women, from
Mrs. W. T. Price, of
Public, Ky.: "I suf
fered with painful...",
she writes. "I got down
with a weakness In my
Iback and limbs... I
felt helpless and dis
couraged...! had about
given up hopes of ever
being well again, when
a friend insisted I
The Woman's Tonic
I began Cardui. In
a short while I saw a
I grew stronger right
along, and it cured me.
I am stouter than I
have been In years."
If you suffer, you can
appreciate what it
means to be strong and '
"well. Thousands of wo
men give Cardui the
credit for their good
health. It should help
you. Try Cardui. At all
J. T. HARLING
Bank of Edgefield, S. C.
Carpenters and Painters. Work
nine hours; from 20 to 38? cents
per hour. Compensation for all
W. A. PARDUE,
Bath, S. C.
Lost or Strayed-One red year
lingjeft ear cut off. Strayed from
my farm about the 1st of January.
S. VV. Miller, Edgifield, S. C. R.
F. D. 2. 2-27-4t.
Fertilizers for 1918
We beg to announce that we are
now ready to deliver fertilizers for
this season, having secured a liberal
supply which we have on hand in
our warehouses ready for delivery.
Haul your fertilizers now while you
can get your supply. Do not wait until
there is congestion of freights, when you
cannot get goods shipped.
Armour. Swifts and Eoyster our spe
cialty. Mixed goods with potash, mixed
goods without potash. 16 per cent, acid;
26 per cent, acid, cotton seed meal.
The Edgefield Mercantile Co.
F. E. GIBSON, Presidents LANSING B. LEE, Sec. and Treas. S
The Best Time to
Build is Now
Free booklets on Silos, Barns,
Implement Houses, Residences,
etc., with suggestions of great
Also "Ye Planary" service
through the Lumber Exchange
Ask for further information if
interested. The service is with
Woodard Lumber Co.
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