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FOOD . CROPS . FIRST
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 of the cotton men of 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.
The Government, not only through Secretary Houston, but through Mr. Hoover and Secretary McAdoo, is urging the cotton
growers not to do this. The leading Cotton Exchanges of the South have gone on record as hoping that the cotton growers will heed
the appeal of the Government at Washington and
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 only
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
WASTE FOR CHICKENS
Much of Kitchen Refuse Can Be
Utilized for Poultry.
Such Things as Vegetable Peelings
May Be Used When They Consti
tute Only Small Part of Scraps
Cut Fat Meat.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Not all of tlie refuse in scraps from
the kitchen Is suitable for poultry feed,
but much of lt. when carefully selected
and prepared with a view to petting
Its full food value. Is acceptable In
thc poultry pen ns a supplemental feed.
Some things, such as vegetable peel
ings, may be used when they consti
tute <~inly a small part of the scraps,
but when they are In excessive quan
tltl .r is better to dispose of them
The same ls true of coffee grounds
nnd tea leaves. Fat meat tn large
pieces should not be put with scraps
for poultry because a hen can swallow
n much largor piece of fat than Is
good for her. By cutting waste fat
meat In pieces no larger than one
would cut for himself at the table, and
by makins sure that the fat does not
exceed 10 [?er cent of tho scraps fed
nt one rime the clangers In feeding fat
The best way to save kitchen waste
fer poultry is tn keep a one-gallon Jar.
of glazed or galvanized ware, with a
cover. In a convenient place, putting
Into this scraps nf hreiirl, cake and
meat from the table, remnants of serv
ings of vegetables, cerenls, pies, pud
dings, et^.. and whatever waste from
the preparation of meals is suitable to
combine with these things in a mash.
Once a day the contents of the jar
should he turned into a pail of appro
priate size and as much ground feed
stuff mixed with them as can be stirred
In with a strong Iron spoon or a wood
en stirriiu; stick. The amount and
kinds of ground feeds to be used will
depend upon the quantity of water
with the scraps and whether any par
ticular article predominates.
u For thickening a ml::*ure of scraps
of ordinary variety a mixed meal of
equal parts by weight, of corn meal,
bran and middlings ls good. If there
is an unusual proportion of very rich
food In the scraps lt may be desirable
to uso bran nloue for thickening. The
more meal that cnn be stirred in and
still have all the meal moist the bet
ter. Mixing can be done much more
easily and thoroughly by mixing In a
pall having a capacity about three
times the amount of scraps mixed at
If the mash with scraps makes more
'than one meal for the flock, the pall
should he kept covered until the next
feeding. As a rule lt ls not advisable
to feed such a mash oftener than twice
a day, but If mixed quite dry lt may
be fed three times. The occasion for
this will exist only where scraps are
so abundant that when thickened with
meal they may be mado the exclusive
diet. This ls not as good a ration as
one containing some hard grain, but
lt may be used a long time without
any bad results.
And Was Ron-Down, Weak and
Nervous, Says Florida Lady.
Five Bottles of Cardoi
Made Her Wei!.
Kathleen, Fla.-Mrs. Dallas Prine,
of this place, says: "After the birth
of my last child...I got very much
run-down and weakened, BO much
that I could hardly do anything at
ali. I was so awfully nervous that
I could scarcely endure the least
noise. My condition was getting
worse all the time...
I knew I must have some relief or
I would soon be in the bed and In a
serious condition for I felt so badly
and was so nervous and weak I could
hardly live. My husband asked Dr.
-about my taking Cardui. He
said, 'It's a good medicine, and good
for that trouble', so he got me 5 bot
tles...After about the second bottle I
felt greatly improved.. .before taking
it my limbs and hands and arms
would go to sleep. After taking lt,
however, this poor circulation disap
peared. My strength came back to
me and I was soon on the road to
health. After the use of about 5 bot
tles, I could do all my house-work
and attend to my six children be
You can feel safe in giving Cardui
a thorough trial for your troubles. It
contains no harmful or habit-forming
drugs, but is composed of mild, vege
table, medicinal ingredients with no
bad after-effects. Thousands of women
have voluntarily written, telling of
the good Cardui has done them. It
should help you, too. Try it. E 74
-F o r
J. T. BARLING
Bank of Edgefield, S. C.
Carpenters and Painters. Work
nine hours; from 20 to 33? cents
per hour. Compensation for all
W. A. PARDUE,
Bath, S. C. .
Lost or Strayed-One red year
ling,left earcut off. Strayed from
my farm about the 1st of January.
S. W. Miller, Edgifield, S. C. R.
F. D. 2. 2-27-4t.
IS *0M-"Oa'Wn+t*\Z '3 *0 *1 *606T lqatiioog
THERE is no doubt about
I money in the bank, it is
sure and positive. Maybe slow, but there
is the satisfaction that it is sure. Posi
tive in every way, both that it will grow,
and that it is safe.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E.'.Nicholson, vice-President
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. M.ms. J. H. Allen
Large Stock of
Jewelry to Select rom
We invite our Edgefield friends to visit our store
when in Augusta. We have the largest stock of
of all kinds that we have ever shown. It will be a pleasure to
show you through our stock. Every department is constantly re
plenished with the newest designs.
We call especial attention to our repairing department, which
has every improvement. Your watch or clock made as good as
new. Work ready for delivery in a short time.
A. J. Renkl
980 Broad St. Augusta, Ga.
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 Koyster 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.
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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AUGUSTA - - - - GEORGIA