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WHAT YOU GAN
00 TO HELP
Eow the Stay-at-Homes Can
"Do Their Bit."-Not
Asking Too Much.
Columbia.-From time to time
the Food Administration has giv
en the people of this State var
ious rules and regulations issued
by the authorities in Washington.
Just at this moment the chief
drive is to conserve wheat. The
authorities in Washington are
trying to make a voluntary sav
ing, but if the American people
do not respond, more drastic
measures may have to be taken.
T'fte Food Administration has
worked out the best plan after
careful study and closely watch
ing results, and have notified the
food administrators throughout
the country tha't they are re
quired to enforce as best they
can the following rules :
"First, householders to use not
to exceed a total of one and one
half pounds per week of wheat
products per person. This means
not more than one and three
fourths pounds of Victory Bread,
containing the required percent
age of substitutes, and about
one-half pound cooking flour,
macaroni, crackers, pastry, pies,
cakes, wheat breakfast cereals
"Second, public eating places
and' clubs to observe two wheat
less days per week, Monday and
Wednesday, as at present. In
addition thereto not to serve to
any one guest at any one meal
an aggregate of breadstuffs,
macaroni, crackers, pastry, pies,
cakes, wheat breakfast cereals
containing a total of more than
two ounces of wheat flour. No
wheat products to be served un
less especially ordered. Public
eating establishments not to buy
more than six pounds of wheat
products for each ninety meals
served, thus conforming with
limitations requested of the
"Third, retailers to sell not
more than one-eighth of a bar
rel of flour to any town customer
at any one time and not more
than one quarter of a barrel to
any country customer at any one
time, and in no case to sell wheat
products without the same of an
equal weight of other cereals.
"Fourth, we ask the bakers
and grocers to reduce the volume
of Victory Bread sold, by deliv
ery of the three-quarter pound
loaf where one pound* was sold
before, and corresponding pro
portions in other weights. We
also ask bakers not to increase
the amount of their wheat flour
purchases beyond sevent per cent
of the average monthly amount
purchased in the four months
prior to March first.
. "Fifth, manufacturers usine
wheat products for non-food
pu moses should cease such use
"Sixth, there is no limit upon
the use of other cereals, flours,
and meals, corn, barley, buck
wheat, potato flour,-etc."
FOR A FULL FOOD ACREAGE
Columbia. - Mr. David R.
Coker, chairman of the South
Carolina Council of Denfense, in
his appeal to this State, states
the Importance of raising more
foodstuff. Mr. Coker himself is
a most splendid farmer and is in
close tour" ./Ith the national sit
uation, and what he has to say is
of the most importance. In his
apDeal he says :
"The food situation is increas
ingly serious. High cotton must
not prevent a full food acreage.
Many farmers do not intend to
plant sufficient foodstuffs. These
must be reached in these few
days remaining before planting
Corn Bread Brigade!
Enroll-At this hou- join!
Our men are fighting.
They need the wheat
Sign up-No red tape
Simply I eat no wheat
As for me and my household,
I eat no whet-No rolls.
No biscuits. No white br*ad
You will soon like it better!
It Is little we can do.
I eat no wheat uatil viotorr. how
. ever dear, is won!
Stand behind your Commandor-in
The President, needs you-man.
woman, boy, girl.
Corn Bread Brigade!
Burial in Siam
By WARREN MILLER
(Copyright. 1917, Western Newspaper Union.)
In Siam on the banks of the
Klnwng canal, not far from the city
of Bankok, lived Lim Thai in a
thatched house elevated on posts and
looking more like an antiquated barn
than anything else. One night Lim
Thai came home from a gambling
house in Bankok-the Siamese beat
the Mexicans in gambling-having lost
what little money he had, and settled
himself to chewing the betel nut be
fore turning in on his straw bed.
While thus engaged, the juice of the
betel nut dripping through the open
ings In the floor, Lim looking through
the crevices io the back of the house,
uttered an exclamation of surprise
and cunning satisfaction. His abode,
though a primitive one, stood in the
vicinity of the residence of Thee Wan,
a rich ivory merchant. Lim had very
good eyes and could distinguish dis
tant objects with remarkable clear
He saw Thee Wan and his wife car
rying from the rear of their house a
box just large enough to contain a lit
tle child. Thee carried the box while
his wife held a light. They took the
box to a spot about a hundred yards
from their house ; Thee dug a hole in
the ground; the box was placed in it,
covered with earth ; then the man and
his wife knelt beside the spot, and
they said their prayers. This being
finished. Thee led his wife away, she
weeping as though her heart would
Lim Thal was overjoyed. He had
often gazed upon the palatial resi
dence of Thee Wan and cursed his
fate in having to live In such a hum
ble abode as his own while Thee Wan
resided in such splendor. Lim did
not consider that while the merchant
had worked hard for his comforts, he
(Lim) had spent his time gambling.
Lim had a lively imagination, and
evolved many explanations of the se
cret burial he had witnessed. This
was his favorite theory: Thee Wan's
wife had an orphan nephew, a minor,
who would Inherit a large fortune in
elephants. The child had been under
the care of his aunt. To get posses
sion of the elephants, the couple had
murdered the heir and burled him In
the rear of their grounds in the dead
While Lim was asleep that night he
dreamed that Buddha had appeared to
him and told him that his theory was
correct, and directed him to send a
message to Thee telling him that he
knew his secret and unless he would
send him a hundred tekels (about $60)
he would inform the king's officers
that he had seen him and his wife
I bury their nephew at midnight.
Now, while Lim had every c?nfi
I dence In his dream and in Buddha, he
would rather have examined tho grave
himself and confirmed the theory. Un
fortunately, the grounds of Thee were
Inclosed and guarded by dogs. Lim
would have poisoned the dogs, but thc
dog is a sacred animal in Siam, and
Lim dared not commit such an un
holy act. So he proceeded more dis
creetly, obeying Buddha's instructions,
and sent an anonymous letter to Thee
Lim waited a week, and receiving
no reply, he sent another message to
Thee, this time demanding a thou
sand tekels for keeping the secret.
Since this produced no effect he kept
on sending demands, till tiring of
threats, he sent one more message
declaring that It was the last, and
that if the money was not immediate
ly forthcoming he would inform the
king's judicial officers of what he
This, like the rest of LIm's mes
sages, not producing any effect, he in
formed the king's chief prosecuter of
the mysterious burial and awaited the
result. He was soon summoned to
court, where he told the whole story,
Including the elephant fortune, which
had been confirmed by Buddha in his
The king was very wroth when he
heard of the elephants, for his majesty
has a cinch on the elephants in Siam,
and it is hands off by all others. He
sent an order for Thee Wan to appear
before him and answer to the charge
that had been made against him and
his wife. Thee appeared at the court,
and begged that the king send his
chamberlain to his house; the grave
should be opened, and the contents of
the box exposed.
The siimo day the chamberlain, Thee
Wan, and his wife, and Lim, with at
tendants from the court, stood beside
the spot where the burial had taken
place. The grave was opened, the lid
removed, and there lay the remains
of a little monkey.
Thee explained that it had been a
pet of his wife's, that there was no
nephew, no elephant fortune; indeed,
that Lim had coined the story out of
Lim was taken by the chamberlain
to the king and the results of the in
vestigation were given to his majesty.
Lim begged to be excused for making
a mistake which was a very natural
one, and the king might have excused
him on the ground that his theory had
been confirmod by Buddha himself;
but his majesty was greatly disap
pointed at not being able to confiscate
a herd of elephants to attach to his
own herd, and consequently not dis
posed to leniency. He ordered Lim
to be beheaded, and the poor man, In
stead of having a house over his head
however imperfect, was consigned tc
a home under ground.
DAY OF REHUNG
The Character of Our Sowing De
termines the Quality of
"They that sow In tears shall reap
in .loy."-Ps. 126:5.
Harvest joy does not come from the
tears which accompany our seedtime,
but from the faithfulness with which
we sow even in the midst of sorrow.
Sheaves do not grow from tears but
It ls important that we hold fast to
the truth just stated, for we are prone
to withhold our hands in the days of
sorrow. Such days are frequent.
Clouds are everywhere. It seems that
the sun will never shine again. Hope
of harvest has almost died away.
"What's the use?" we say, and we are'
tempted to make no further effort.
Blinded by discouragement, weakened
by disappointment, we sit down and
bemoan the fate that has befallen
us. Thus we postpone or make im
possible the Joyful day which might be
ours, the day of rejoicing in an abun
dant harvest which grew from faith
The Day of Sorrow.
Not so the Jews in Babylon. Great
was their sorrow and distress. Upon
the .willows by the rivers they hung
their harps, those musical Instruments
by means of which they expressed
their joy, for they could not sing their
national hymns In a strange land ; yet
in their deep sorrow they began to sow
?eeds of desire, seeds of resolute pur
pose, seeds of righteousness, that they
might be flt for communion with Je
hovah In their own beloved land. In
Babylon they remembered Zion and
how their own willfulness and sin had
Jieen the means of sending them as ex
iles; but instead of giving up in de
spair they began to prepare for a new
life as a restored people In n restored
fatherland. So they made possible the
jubilant songs of deliverance.
The Reason for Joy.
It was not the tears In Babylon
which brought them their rejoicing.
It was because they had turned from
their folly and discovered the truth
which had been stated to them so
often, that "his salvation Is nigh them
that fear him." What blessings come
out of these days of tears if only we
make wise use of the sorrows that
come to us! Headstrong and dis
regarding God In the pride of their
own strength, calamity had come upon
them; but we can almost see these
sorrow-stricken people encouraging
one another to turn again unto the
Lord, teaching their children the truth
which they had neglected to follow,
and, as a consequence of such sowing,
they were rejoiced to see that "truth
springeth out of the earth; and right
eousness hath looked down from
There is a sowing in joy-or that
which ia called joy-that yields a harv
est of tears, a sowing to the wind that
yields the whirlwind. But the sowing
of right thoughts, right purposes, right
desires, even though there is no joy at
the time, always yields' the peaceable
fruits of righteousness and fills the
mouth with laughter and tilt? tongue
with singing.-Rev. James E. Clark,
An Incident in France.
Two thousand men had paraded at
one of our great base camps previous
to going "up the line." The inspection
was complete, and in a few minutes
the order, "Quick March," to the rail
way station would be given. Just at
that moment, while all stood at "at
tention," fully equipped, a voice began
Jesus, the very thought of Thee
With gladness fills ray breast.
And like a wave of melody the song
passed from rank to rank, until every
man seemed to be singing. The hymn
was sung right through to the last
verse the officers, meantime, looking
on in silence. How many of these
men have already looked into the face
of him of whom they sang? There
was a Christian association hut In that
camp at which this hymn was a great
favorite with the men-surely much
better than the senseless 'Tipperary."
-D. J. Findlay in The Chrirtinn.
It is eminently desirable that we
should emphasise the moral obligation
which re.-ts upon every child of God to
cultivate the spirit of thanksgiving and
to manifest that spirit In Its full beau
ty and power in oil the relations of
life. The thankful spirit reveals itself
in a broad and true sympathy with oth
ers who are less fortunate than our
selves. It delights to remember the
widow and the orphan and strives to
carry the message of joy and gladness
Into the homes of the sick and the sor
rowing of Thanksgiving Day. It looks
unto God as the author of every good
and perfect gift, and insists on shar
ing the blessings which he has bestow
ed with those who are needy and In
Our Life a Prayer.
If we cnn learn how to control our
thoughts by trying to reflect God's
thoughts, then our whole life will be
come a prayer, and by degrees the
same mind will be In us that was also
In Christ Jesus.-E. V. H.
Meus Sanna In Corpore Sano.
Health ls one of tho results of right
thinking-the knowing of the truth
about God and man. Purification of
thought Is necessary to the right un
derstanding of God and man.-Lillian
We invite our fri
I goods in every depa
i and other shipment
We invite the la
H the prettiest we ha
S fore the tremendous
Too many new tl
f? see them.
LOST-A broach containing 23
pearls, with 2 or 3 of them lost out.
Broach lost in town of Edgefield.
Reward will be paid to finder.
Leave broach at Advertiser office.
4-10-3t Mrs. R. E. Cheatham.
Webber 82 Long-Staple Cotton.
A lot of 60 odd bales sold at John
ston last week for 40 cents. A few
bushels of seed unsold-?2.00 a
bushel, cash with order.
P. N. Lott, Johnston, S. C.
Stewart & Thompson strain of
[Barred Rocks-good layers and
brooders. Fifteen eggs for ?1.50,
cash with order.
Mrs. P. N. Lott,
Johnston, S. C.
For Sale, Crafton
101 acres of good farm land, lo
cated in Edgefield County, at
Morgana, has good eight room
dwelling house, 2 good outhouses;
125 acres in cultivation; balance in
timber: has well water and 3
[springs; 2 new barns; has two good
tenants paying 2400 lbs. lint cot
ton. Forterms and other informa
tion address Mrs. Jeesie Crafton,
Augusta Hotel, Broad and 5th St.,
In keeping; with modern tenden
cies of architecture.
for your Fire Places, Floors and
Youngblood's Old-Style Tin.
All grades of Metal and
NePonset Products 1
American Twin Asphalt Shingles.
American Ready-Roll Roofing,
NEPONSET WALL BOARD
Roofing and Mantel Co.
625 Broad St. AUGUSTA, GA.
DR J. S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
g Used 40 Years
J The Woman's Tonic %
Q Sold Everywhere Q
iends to come in and see our pretty spring
lent of Slippers and Oxfords just received,
s arriving several times a week.
dies in to see our beautiful Silk Dresses,
ve ever offered. They were bought be
^ rise in price, and are marked very low.
lings to mention them all. Come in and
Edge field, S. C.
The people who get the greatest
amount of good out of their telephone
are those who talk over it as though face
Courtesy smooths out difficulties and
promotes the promptest possible connec
The operators of the BELL System
are trained to be patient and polite under
all circumstances, but they will do better
work if they meet with patience and
politeness on the part of the telephone
The fact that you cannot see the
operator or the other party should not
cause you to overlook this. The best
results come through the practice of
The voice with ile smile wins
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AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY
J. J. Roach, Manager, Aiken, S. C.
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! Augusta ----- Georgia
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when in Augusta. We have the largest stock of
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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.
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