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ELIMINATE COST OF DELIVERY
SYSTEM AND CUTS OUT
Opportunity For Community Workers
to Establish Plan Everywhere by
Bringing About Understanding Be
tween Storekeepers and Customers.
Fair and even moderate prices of
food and food products these days of
abnormal conditions are so greatly in
creased over prices which were stand
ard a year or two years ago that many
housekeepers whose family purses
have not been fattened in proportion
to the advance in prices are experienc
ing difficulty in providing, even with
rigid economy, the necessities of life,
and many others are stretching the
weekly or monthly allowances over
these periods only by taking advan
tage of every opportunity to save.
The retailers are, as a general rule,
selling at prices which give them no
more than a reasonable profit above
cost and expenses of operation to
which they are entitled; but one of
the big items figured in cost is the ex
pense of credit and delivery. This ex
pense is of course greater in larger
centers, but even in the small com
munities it is a factor which con
tributes to making food and foodstuffs,
already dear, even dearer to the con
Any plan whereby the retailer may 1
be enabled to sell food products even |
a fraction cheaper without cutting iato
the reasonable profit to which he ia j
entitled and which he must necessar-j
ily have to maintain himself in busi- !
ness, will, undoubtedly, be welcomed |
by b)th the retailer and the consumer1
everywhere; and the "Cash ana Car-!
ry" plan, which ls being employed in
some of the larger cities of the coun-;
try would appear to commend itself.
The "Cash and Carry" plan-which
is simply the doing away with deliv
eries so far as that is practicable,
and paying cash- not only eliminates
the one expense of delivering one's
goods at his kitchen door, but also
the more considerable expense of
book-keeping, credit and collections,;
of which the greatest is that of credit, ;
since that term always implies a cer-!
tain percentage of losses, which must
likewise be figured in by the mer
chant, else he could not continue in
business very long. In other words,
the man who does not pay his bill pen
alizes the man who does pay.
It would appear that in any com
munity the retail merchants would
willingly give their customers the
benefit of these costs-of delivery and
credit-cutting down the prices ol
food products, if they might have ths
co-operation of their customers on the:
"Cash and Carry" plan, which would
mean that the customer would either
call at or send to the store, pay cash
for the goods purchased, and carry
the goods home with him. In the
handling of heavy goods there must,
of course, be deliveries made.
As an example of what saving can,
be effected through the "Cash and
Carry" rlan, one of the largest dairies
in the United States operates 185 milk
stores or depots in New York City.
This big dairy corporation recently
advertised what is termed "the biggei
service," and announced that on Apri!
1st the "Cash and Carry" plan would
become operative. To all those whc j
carry their containers to any one oJ
the 1S5 milk stores, milk is stold at 10
cents a quart, for cash. If the milk is
delivered, as the corporation is willing
to do if that should be preferred, the
price for the same grade of milk is
14 cents a quart. Through the "iash
and Carry" p"an the consumer saves
four cents a quart.
Another system of food stores in
the metropolis, operating on the "Cash
and Carry" plan, will, on each one
dollar's worth of goods purchased:
give the customer 14 cents either in
cash or in additional goods, if the cus
tomer will carry his purchases with
him and have'the stores the expense
of delivery, fourteen cents on the dol-.
lar is certainly worth saving.
PLANT WAR GARDENS,
SUPPLY HOME NEEDS.
lt ls the Patriotic Duty of Every One
to Help Provide for Himself In
Columbia, April 9.-In planting war
gardens, the advice of Herbert Hoover,
United States Food Administrator, is:
"Plant what you will be able to use,
not what you think you may be able
There has probably never been a
time since the South was blockaded
during the War Between tl-1* Sections
when it has been so vitally necessary
for the people of South Carolina to
concern themselves about the ques
tion of food supplies, not only that
the soldiers fighting in Europe and
the Allied soldiers and peoples may be
fed, but, because of the unsatisfactroy
food situation, that they may not suf
fer at home.
Food production during the coming
summer and fall calls on people In
cities and towns as well as upon the
farmer for their very best efforts, and
every one who has waste land around
the home or space in the back yard
should esk himself:
"Will the fact of my planting a gar
?en help win the war?"
In the mythology of ancient pagan
Rome. Mercurius, or Mercury, to give
the English form of the Latin name,
was the divinity of commerce and gu in.
and was identified by the Kornaus
with the Greek- Hermes. A temple was
built to Mercurius as early as B. C.
495. near the Circus Maximus, and an
altar of the god existed near the Porta
Capena by the side of a well. His fes
tival was celebrated on May 25, and
chiefly by merchants who visited thc
well near the Pouta Capena to which
magic powers were ascribed.
Great Mangrove Swamps.
Mindoro, one of the larger islands
of the Philippine group, is a province
by itself and contains 3.9S3 square
miles. It is distant from Manila a lit
tle more than 100 miles. Along the
shores of this island are more than 30,
000 acres of mangrove swamps, with
large trees in practically virgin growth,
conservatively estimated to yield 50,
000 tons of bark readily convertible
into approximately 17,000 tons of
cutch. Just why this growth should
have remained untouched for so long
is not explained.
Monks Carved Church Seats.
Church seats carved by monks ar-e
to be seen within the walls of the an
cient church at Clodock on the borders
of Monmouthshire. The edifice was
built some eight centuries ago and for
many years it had interesting relations
with Lanthony Abbey while It was the
monks of the adjacent monastery that
did much of the beautiful carving with
in its walls. The fine tower is now so
dll?i-)idated that it must be speedily re
stored if it is to be saved from ruin.
Rules Only for the Weak.
It is one of the weaknesses of man
kind that it is forever establishing
rules, programs, formulae. They serve
their purposes for the guidance of or
dinary minds. But the pioneers of
thought ride ?ugh-shod through the
rulers. They gain the ends they desire
by refusing to be directed by what
someone else has thought before them,
by what teachers have insisted upon
Best Kind of Play ls Work.
One of the best kinds of play is
work. Many of the elements of play
enter into work if It is performed in
the right spirit. The most satisfying
forms of play are those in which inter
est is excited ; competition, with desire
to succeed and accomplish some defi
nite end, makes the game worth play
ing. Work is fatiguing and distaste
ful when it is lacking In these ele
Genius has been defined as an infi
nite capacity for taking pains, and tal
ent, which is a sort of second cousin
of genius, ha*: the same characteristics,
observes an educator. One who will
take pains enough will meet with a
mensure of success. And no one who
belittles the need of patient, plodding
work is likely to succeed, no matter
what his endowments.
At Sunday School.
"Give an account of Balaam," said
the teacher. "Balaam was a prophet
who ?lived a long way oiT," replied the
student. "After a while he went out
for a ride on his donkey, and he got
very angry with the donkey and hit
him, and a voice from heaven said,
'You must not hit the donkey; it is
lioly ground.' "
Making Bulgarian Milk.
The milk of the Bulgarians, well
known all over the world for Its su
perior nutritive quality, is made by ex
posing it to the sun, the rapid develop
ment of the germs under the action of
the ultra violet rays being such thai
when it becomes dry they are In high
ly concentrated form.
Moss ls Valuable.
"Moss" is the popular name for sev
eral kinds of small flowerless plants
which flourish in damp places. In
mountainous and wet districts tracts
of moss are of great'service in retain
ing the water and preventing sudden
The girl who thinks more of her
georgette crepe waist than she does oi
her beau and refuses to permit it tc
get mussed will never march to the
well-known tune of Mr. Mendelssohn
i The height of the Eiffel tower, Paris,
is 9S0 feet; of the Blackpool tower,
520 feet; of New Brighton tower.
570 feet, and of the Woolworth build
ing, New York, 750 feet.
Queer Place for Meteorites,
One of the remarkable features of
the ocean's floor is the fact that ls
3ome places it is covered with the dus?
Many a vaudeville actress seems
to think she's a big thir.g because she
sings through her nose, like an ele
Vehicles Bear Owners' Names.
In England all carts and wagons
must bear the owner's name and ad
dress before being used in a public
?O PUSH ?G OF
RED CROSS HOUSES
Home Service Work For Army Camps
Stressed In Conference At Divi
A very important conference touch
ing (he work of the American Red
Cross in the army camps of the South
ern Division was held in Atlanta a few
days ago. There were present not
only Col. W. L. Peel, Division Manag
er; C. B. Bidwell, Associate Manager,
and Z. Bennett Phelps, Division Direc
tor of the Bureau of Military Relief, to
gether with a number of the Rod Cross
Field Directors and Assistant Field
Directors from the camps, but
also, W. Frank Persons, Director Gen
eral of Civilian Relief; Henry S.
Thompson, National Director of the
Bureau of Camp Service, and Charles
E. Fox, Assistant Director of Camp
Service in charge of construction.
A number of important ' matters
were discussed, amoL ? them being the
personnel in the training camps, the
building and manning of the Red Cross
houses fdr convalescents in the camps,
and the appointment of directors for
these houses, instructions regarding
hospital information service, and the
relation of the Home Service depart
ment to the department of Military
Relief and the importance of Home
Service to the men in the training
camps and in the trenches, which
latter was taken up with the field di
rectors by Mr. Persons.
The volume of Home Service work
to be done necessitates the appoint
ment of an associate field director in
charge of home service who svill work
with the regular field director in the
camp. There will also be a Home Ser
vice director on every transport that
carries American troops to France, so
that every soldier who leaves family
or business worries behind may have
someone to whom to turn for help and
advice. The problem of keeping up
the morale of the anny by making
them understand that their families
are well looked after while they are
away as well as that of helping to
maintain a normal standard of living
in the families where the men are
away belongs to the Home Service or
Civilian Relief Department.
"At the time of the Napoleonic
campaigns," said Mr. Persons, "it was
estimated that the morale of the army
was more important than ammunition
in the ratio of 3 to 1. In the present
war, one of the greatest English gen
erals has estimated the ratio as 9 to
1. Home Service is more important
to the United States troops than to
those of England and France, because
the French and English soldiers have
two weeks' leave every 90 days, can
return to their homes and look after
their most pressing business affairs
for themselves. But the American
soldier who goes to France will prob
ably stay in France until the end of
the war, and it is only through the
Home Service Department of the Red
Cross that his mind can be relieved
from all worry concerning affairs at
home so that his entire attention can
be concentrated on soldiering."
Many illustrations of the value of
Home Service in the training camps
of this country were given by the
Field Directors, and the duties of the
men in charge of this branch of the
Henry S. Thompson, national direc
tor of the Bureau of Camp Service,
spoke on the duties of the military
field directors in the camps and their
relation to the Home Service Directors
in the same camps.
The building of the Red Cross
houses in 40 army camps in this coun
try was then taken up by Charles E.
Fox, assistant director of Camp Ser
vice in charge of construction, and the
purpose of these houses was explain
ed to the Field Directors and assist
ants who were present. Quarters and
a place of amusement will be provided
in these houses for convalescent sol
diers who are well enough to leave the
hospitals and yet not well enough to
return to active duty, as well as ac
commodations for the families of men |
who are ill enough to make it neces
sary to send for their relatives. It is
being planned that a large part of the
furniture for these houses shall be
made by the older boys in the
Junior Rod Cross auxiliaries.
The construction in the camps
of the Southern Division will be su
pervised by John R. Dillon of Atlanta,
of the firm of Morgan & Dillon, archi
tects, who has volunteered his ser
vices to the Southern division for any
sort of architectural work.
Men trained in work similar to that
of the Home Sendee department are
wanted at once for work in the camps
and on the transports. All applications
in this division should be made to
Joseph C. Logan, Director of Civilian
Field Directors and Assistant Field
Directors present at the conference
were T. T. Flagler, S. A. Darrach, Dr.
Josiah Morse, Lanning Haney, W. R.
Carr, William C. Denny, H. M. Voor
hees, J. Loaring Clark, H. A. Field,
William S. Moore, J. C. Williams, and
Mrs. Charles A. Sheldon, Sr.
JUNIOR RED CROSS TAKES
OVER ARMY OF RELIEF
Harvey D. Gibson, General Manager
of the American Red Cross, announced
this week that the Junior Red Cross
organization has endorsed and taken
over the Children of America Army of
Relief, and that henceforward the
work of this latter organization will
be carried on by the Junior Red Cross.
The transfer of funds took place on
March 2nd, $40,000 being given over
to the Junior Red Cross to be devoted
to child welfare work abroad, and the
Army of Relief will cease to solicii
funds. All Army of Relief members
are now eligible for membership in
Junior Red Cross auxiliaries, and
Chapter School committees are author
ized to incorporate them in schools
that are not already enrolled as Junior
units Off to incorporate all Army of Re
lief members in their territory as a
single Junior Auxiliary.
WELL SUPPLIED WITH
We desire to inform the
farmers of Edgefield county
that.we have on hand ready
for delivery all brands and
formulas made by the Vir
ginia-Carolina Chemical Co.
Also a full supply of the
' 'Quality Line of Fertilizers"
made by Coe-Mortimer & Co.
Before making your fertil
izer contracts for 1918 call to
We can also supply you
with meal and 16 per cent,
acid for mixing your own
fertilizers at home.
W. W. ADAMS & CO.
I take this'means of letting the
people know that I have re-opened
my pressing club, and will appre
ciate their patronage. I am better
preparad than ever to clean and
press all kinds of garments, both
for ladies and gentlemen. All work
guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make prorupt delivery.
' GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and g.asses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of, all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Notice to Stock
KEEP YOUR SHOES NEAT
WHITE ???lH ? WHITE
FOR MENS j WOMEN S AND CHiLDDEN'S SKOES
, ^ ' ,'T?. F. F. D?LUEX CORPORATIONS, U'MITED. BUEFALO, H: Y.? . ; c?"-:
My Jack will make the season at
Wm. Allen Mobley's farm, west-end
of Edisto street, Johnston, S. C.
Service fee $15.00 insuring mare to
get with foal. Five dollars paya
ble when mare is bred, and the bal
ance when colt is foaled. Notes or
contracts for deferred payments
mast be given. Not liable should
B. T. Boatwright
Phone No. 12-7 W
How To Give Quinine To Children.
PEBRIUNEisthetrade-mnrk name given to an
improved Quinine. It i? a Tasteless Syrup, pleas
ant to take and does not disturb the stomach.
Children take it and never know it is Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
iake ordinary Quinine. Does nof nauseate nor
cause nervousness norring""?: in the head. Try
it the next time you need Quinine for any pur
pose. Ask for 2-outice original package. The
Hx?ii FEBRILINE is blown in hotUd. 25 ^ent*
Piles Cured In 6 to 14 Days
your druggist w?n refund money if PAZO
OINTMENT fails to cure any case of Itching,
Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Pile* ;n 6 to 14 days.
?he first application gives Ease sod Rest. 50c,
You are invited to come in and see
our beautiful assortment of shirts. We
sell the celebrated Eclipse shirts, the
best on the market for the money.
Large assortment to select from.
Our Spring Oxfords-both the cele
brated Crossett Oxfords and the Selz
Schwab Oxfords-are arriving'. Come
in and let us fit von.
Every department is being filled
with new spring goods.
DORN & MIMS