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Wednesday, April 27.
TEAR SAYINGS S?AMPS
18SUZD BY THE
Buy Them And
Help Win The Warj
?70S SALE EVERYWHERE
"To hell with German sympathizers,
and thank God for Woodrow Wil
son. "-Senator Tillman.
Buy a Bond.
Those who do not serve in the army
should serve at home. Of the nfany
ways of serving at home that which
appeals with greatest force at this time
is the Liberty Bond issue. The people
of America should not be satisfied with
barely subscribing the three billions of
dollars. Let us raise the spirits of our
army, and correspondingly depress the
tpirits of the enemy, by going far be
yond the amount asked as a third Lib
erty Loan. For this to be accomplished
every citizen must do his' full duty
?ot his bit but his best.
Russians to be Pitied.
Poor old Russia deserves contempt
and pity at the same time. While the
Russians forsook their friends, yet the
latter owe much to Russia. Had not
the Russians engaged the Germans on
.the eastern front for many months,
probably two years altogether, the
Germans would have made their tre
mendous drives upon the western front
earlier. While the Germans were
butchering the Russians the Allies
were preparing as Germany had done
a generation ago. Let us look with
charity upon what appears to be a
very contemptible course on the part
of Russia, making a separate peace
with t?e enemy.
Price Not to be Fixed.
During the past 10 days there have
been sharp fluctuations in the cotton j
market, marked by a steady decline,
as a result of rumors that the war in-1
dustries board would fix the price now j
of cotton. , '
Senator E. D. Smith, who has de-11
voted so much time and attention toi
agriculture and to cotton in particular J <
as to have been dubbed by some J?'
"Cotton" Smith, states unequivocally j '.
that the price of cotton will not be 11
fixed by congress. The bills ?hat have
been introduced looking to that end M
will, in his opinion, never he discussed, 1
much less reach a final passage. Sena
tor Smith says, "No bill fixing the j
price of cotton will pass this congress,
unless prices of every other article o?
commerce in America are also fixed."
We believe Senator Smith can "make
good" in the effectiveness of this state
ment should a persistent effort be ?
made to fix the price of cotton. j i
Shoot Spies and imprison Disloyal Men. ;
Germans and pro-German3 over the I
country are getting at the hands of <
their neighbors what they deserve.
We do not believe that unlawful acts (
or violence of any kind should be in- ?
dulged in, yet all Americans and Ger- (
mans who sympathize with Germany (
should be made to f?*?l the disapproval ot 1
public sentimer . If the government '
does not deal with them severely, the 1
proof to convict being lacking, citizens '
.hould let these men understand that (
their presence here in America is not 11
Having sent our young men to the
trenches in France to give their lives 1
in defense of human rights and our (
national honor, we should not allow '
blatant men to stand upon the street
corners and give utterance to senti- M
ments that make the iot of our boys *
on foreign soil the harder. What is
needed now 13 an expression of loyalty
from all men and not carping criticism
which is but an expression of pro- ?
Shoot the spies and imprison the <
Americans and Germins who openly I
express sympathy for Germany. Men ?
of that stripe are not wanted on Amer- 1
(Continued from First Page.)
One of the John-ton boxs, Gary
Horne, is first ?orin t There are
25 in the band and ilie hornes of
the people here will entertain these
young soldiers during their stay.
No doubt there will be a very large
crowd on this important occasion.
In the matter of the Liberty
Loan, the town is putting forth its
I best endeavor, and men and women
are equally alike trying to do their
very best. They are realizing that
"dollars are soldiers too." Each
one may think his own small, but
by each doing his or her share, the j
war ?will haye sufficient backing.
As a patriot, one can no more keep
out of these drives than if a soldier,
one would refuse to go "over the
top'' into No Mans L-md.
As there are four federated clubs
here, there is a large representation
thin week at the State Fed
eration in Aiken. With the con
venience of cars, there are also oth-|
ers interested attending the busi
Mr. Grady Satcher, who will go
to Camp Gordon soon, is spending
a few days at his home here.
Mr. Willie Lee Wright will soon
be stationed in camp at Florida.
Dr. J. W, Mobley, of Milledge
ville, Ga., is visiting bis father, Dr.
S. G. Mobley.
Mr. W. W. Satcher has sold his
home in west Johnston, to Mr.
Fulmer, and he contemplates ata
later date to make his home inj
North Augusta. Mr. Fulmer is not
to have possession until Jan. 1st,
1919. It will be a matter of deep,
regret to all to have this estimable]
family make their home elsewhere.
The Emily Geiger chapter, D. A.
R., met with Mrs. Bessie P. Bean
on Monday afternoon, Mrs. W. S.
Mobley, presiding. A communica
tion was read from Mrs. Mary K.
bovd, asking the chapter for an
other contribution of jelly for the
Base Hospital, Columbia. The
state chapters are divided into
groups of 20, to facilitate the mat
ter of collecting jelly, and it is
hoped that every four months a con
tribution will be sent. This chap
ter voted to do this and the commit
tee to make the canvasses, is
Mesdames. Bean, F. M. Boyd and
M. T. Turner. Mrs. O. D. Black,
Historian, requested the members
to respond to roll call with some
thing concerning the topic of the
afternoon. The matter of having
pictures taken of the chapter en
gaged in Red Cross work, was dis
cussed, and when conditions are
favorable, this will be done. The]
request had come from Headquar
ters and some of the pictures will
appear in D. A. R. magazine.
The subject for the literary pro
gram was "The men who defended
their country by tongue and pen,'
and Miss Zena Payne gave the pa
per on this subject. The two chief
men of the Revolutionry . period
told of in the paper, were Patrick
Henry, the "orator of tho Revolu
tion," and Samuel Adams, the "fire
brara of the Revolution." Each
member gave a current event. Af
ter adjournment, the hostess served
delicious strawberry cream and
Dr. C. P. Corn is very sick and
i trained nurse has been called to
ittend him. A special visit from
i physician of Augusta was made the
3rst of the wetk.
Mrs. Ona Denny Reese, of Sa
vannah, has been for a visit to
NOTICE OF DEMOCRATIC
CLUBS OF EDGEFIELD
The Democratic Clubs of Edge
ield County are required under
.ule 5 of the Democratic party and
JhapterXIII, Vol. 1, Code S. C.,
1912, as amended, to meet for the
Durpose of reorganization on Satur
lay, Ap.ril 27th, 1918.
They shall elect a president and
rae or more vice-presidents, a secre
;ary and treasurer, an executive
?oramitteeman, one delegate to the
jounty convention for every 251
nembers, and one delegate for a|
najority fraction thereof based
ipon the number of votes polled in
;he first primary of 1910, and mad
ded such working committees as)
provided for in the rules and
The members of all clubs arel
?rged to meet, reorganize and eleot
>fficer8 and delegates as required by
Clubs will please forward a cora
Dlete list of their officers and dele
gates to the undersigned.
B. E. NICHOLSON,
April 16, 1918.
LOST: One bay mare 10 years]
)ld with mane sheared, and tail
bobbed, was bitched to an open bug
?y with end springs and red run
uing gear. J. T. Rhoden, R. F D.
2, Johnston, S. C,
SHOULD RETAIN BEST FOWLS
Patriotic Farmers Who Desire to Do
Their Bit Will Find lt Wise to
Keep Best Layers.
Among farmers generally lt ls the
common practice to sell hens over a
year old for poultry when they stop
laying in the fall. Under the usual con
ditions this is good policy, for as a
rule only about half the flock lay well
enough the second year to be profit
able, and the farmer who has pullets
enough to replace all his. old hens sees
no advantage in keeping any of them
This year, however, patriotic farm
ers who desire to do their part to in
crease the poultry and egg supplies
will find lt desiruble to retain a consid
Champion Columbian Plymouth .Rock.
ernble proportion of the yearling hens,
making such addition to their poultry
house equipment as may be necessary
to properly accommodate both pullets
and hens. Overcrowding must be
avoided, as neither pullets nor hens
will do their best.
BOILED OATS FOR CHICKENS
Favorable Results Obtained by Penn*
sylvania Department of Agri
Poultry experts irTthe Pennsylvania"
department of agriculture report favor
able results from feeding bolled oats,
and state they are the cheapest poultry
food now obtainable. Boiled oats have
largely, too, superseded the sprouted
oats so much exploited a few years
ago, as they are better, safer and less i
fussy. . jj
To prepare, soak good, heavy oats ii
12 hours or more (in hot weather or a
warm room a fresh lot should be I
soaked dally), dissolve one tablespoon
ful of salt In each bucket of water
used for this, boll two or three hours
and so gauge thc amount of water
used for soaking that at the finish the
water Is boiled away. Feed warm but
not hot. White Leghorn pullets can
have these bolled oats twice dally, say
at 10 a. m. and 4 p. m., and all they
will eat np clean. For old hens or
heavyweight pullets, o*e feed a day
is enough and not ?W much at that,
lest they become t*V fat on this m.uch
CAREFUL ESTIMATE OF FEED
If Bran and Shorts Are Used Freely
In Dry Mash They Will Take
Place of Grains.
One ls compelled these days to make
pretty careful estimates In regard to
kinds of feed for chickens. It seems
that bran and shorts are cheap as any
thing on the market. If these are used
freely In a dry mash with cornmeal,
making the shorts the predominant
part, the mixture will largely take the
place of cracked grains. It can be fed
In self-feeders. It ls a good mixture
for growing chicks whether or not
cracked grains are used, and can prof
itably be kept before them all the
KEEP ONLY THE BEST FOWLS
Owing to High Price of Feed Poultry
man Should Cull Out and Dis
pose of All Runts.
Now that poultry feeds, like all other
feeds, are high In price, the poultry
keeper should be more cnrefvl than
ever to cull out and dispose of all
rents, weak specimens and those which
are In any way deformed. While these
are allowed in the flock, they are con
suming food and using coop and house
roora which could be more profitably
devoted to strong, more perfect stock.
KEEPING MALES IN SAME PEN
Not Wis? Plan to Permit Two Roo?,
tem With Hens-Use Them on
It ls not best to allow two males In
the same pen together. If It becomes
necessary to keep more than one In
the same pen, only one should be al
lowed with the hens the ssme day.
It ls a good plan to let one run with
the hens and the other one the next
day. Tbs male should be kept In a
pen by himself when he ls not with I
Did You Ever Pause to
Consider What Your Liberty
Mean to You?
And that if you were deprived of it you
would give all you had to get it back. Then
what about our boys in the prison camps of
Germany. Invest in a Liberty Loan Bond
to-doy-don't delay. If you haven't a son
or some other kin people engaged in this war
to-day he soon will be, unless we all at home
do our bit to help bring the war to a speedily
end by investing in a Liberty Loan Bond.
Now is the time to get .your Muslin dress
planned. We have some very pretty designs
in both striped and figures. A Pictorial Re
view pattern will help in making a beautiful
A visit to the Millinery department will keep
you in touch with the latest styles in head
wear for Milady.
Shoes, Oxfords and Pumps, white and black,
all sizes and prices.
Why not look at what we have before you buy.
lt is a pleasure to show you.
THE CORNER STORE
?The store that always says, Thank You
We have in warehouse ready for imme
diate delivery a supply of the celebrated
McCormick Binders. The cheapest and
most satisfactory way of harvesting your
wheat and oats is with one of these ma
chines, which works as if possessed with
human intelligence. Labor is scarce and
high, so do not depend upon it to harvest
CASH or on EASY TERMS. Come in to
We also carry a stock of repairs and binder
We have only been able to secure three of
these machines up to this time, so you had
better see us at once.
STEWART & KERNRGHAN