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CORN WILL WIN
DEMOCRACY'S Hf AR
America's Greatest Cereal Crop
ls Kow Moving to
MAINSTAY IN NAUORTS CRISIS.
Surplus Wheat of the United State?
Has Been Sent to Famine Threat
1 en ed Europe.
America's great corn crop, exceed
ing 3,000.000.000 tmshehs, wiii save the
world's food situation, officials of the
United States food administration be
Corn is the nation's best food cereal,
housewives are beginning to realiza.
It contains all the elements needed to
keep the l>udy in a stace o? beakh and
when used according to the scores o<
tried recipes, especially when com
bined with an added portion o? oil or
fat, wll? sustain life indefinitely. In
dian warriors in colon i ni days lived on
parched corn alone for many days at a
time, and at Valley Forge parched
corn was at times the soie ration of
the Continental soldiers.
Owing to transportation dlfflctri-tiee
caused by the war the com crop moved
more slowly to market this year than
ever before. Now, however, the cereal
ie reaching the millers and consumers.
In the meantime the nation's surplus
wheat has been sent to Europe.
Today there are approximately 30
bushels of corn for every American.
This quantity is greater by five bush
els thaa in former years.
Cora has become the nation'? main
stay in tlie crisis of war.
Just as this cereal saved the first
American colonists from famine on
many occasions, just as it served as a
staple food during the War of the Rev
olution and during the Civil War, King
Corn h*s again come to the front in
the nation'8 battle with autocracy.
Corn meal is finding greatly increas
ed use ir. the making of ordinary white
bread. Hundreds of housewives and
many of the larger bakers are mixing
20 per cent, corn meal with wheat
flour to make leavened bread. This
kind of A mixture is worked and baked
in tlie same recipes and with the same
method* that apply to straight wheat
Corn nread-using corn meal-entire
ly-is gaining a greater popularity
than ever before. Housewives ' ar?
comm? io realize that every pound of
wheat saved in America means a pound
of wheat released for shipment to the
nations with which America is associ
ated in ihe war.
There are a score of corn product?
that today possess unusual importance
for Americans. Corn syrup for sweet
ening corn cakes and buckwheat cakes
end for use in the kitchen Instead of
granulated sugar Is one of the leading
products made from corn.
Corn oil, excellent for frying and fof
every other purpose filled by salad O'.IK.
Is appearing on the market In large
Quantities. It comes from the germ of
CIRCULATED IN CANADA
Canada ls also having trouble with
Made-in-Germany lies calculated to
hfnder Canadian food conservation ac
cording to an official statement re
ceived from the Canadian food con
troller by the United States food ad
The stories bothering Canada are
?f the same general character as those
the United Slates food administra
to? recently denounced in this coun
try, such us the ridiculous salt and
blueing famine fakes and the report
that the government would seize
housewives' stocks of home canned
The Canadian food controller esti
mates that when the people listen to
and pass on such stories, finch one
lias the power of destruction that lies
in a battalion of soldiers.
"Stories without even a vestige of
foundation have been scattered broad
cast," said the Canadian statement
"Nor have they come to life casually.
They have started simultaneously in
different parts of the country and in
each instance have been calculated to
arouse public indignaci?n.
"They are insidious, subtle, persist
ent Kit by bit they dissipate public
trust, the great essential in the work
of food control.
"It lies with every Individual to for
bear from criticism; to refrain from
passing on the vagrant and harmful
story, and thus the more effectively
to co-operate in work which is going
to mean more than the majority of
people yet realize."
THE UNITED STATES FOOD
There is no royal road to food
conservation. We can only ac
complish this by the voluntary
action of our whole people, each
element in proportion to its means.
lt is a matter of equality of bur
den; a matter of minute saving
and substitution at every point in
the 20.000,000 kitchens, on the 20,
000,000 dinner tabl?s, and in the
2,000,000 manufacturing, whole
sale and retail establishments of
WAR AND PEACE CASUALTIES
More Spectacular to Lase Limbs In
Bettie Than In Factory, but Re
Education ls Necessary.
George Erl ward Barton, author of
-iRe- Et?uc&?cwj,; ' receciiy gawe out a
tnost inteies?iig ioterwew in Wash
ington, \rne*e bs had gora to *ee the
Bocpeteiy of war, the French ambas
sador ?nd the heads of several de
partments of the surgeon general's
office on the subject of the re-educa
tion of maimed and erippled soldiers.
Mr. Barton, who is head of Consola
tion House in Near York, said in
"The needs of the re-education of
cripples are not made by wa?, but ase
only intensified by it; we draft a
I whole army of industrial cripples
every year. The federal commis
sion on industrial relations gives the
annual list of accidents, approxi
mately, 35,000 fatalities and 700,000
injuries involving disability of over
'That these figures would be
equaled by the casualty list in our
army overseas is improbable, and
while it is perhaps more spectacular
to lose one's arm OT leg in the din
the turmoil of battle than ? is to
lose the same member in that of a
mill, factory or foundry, the results
-so far as the individual is con
cerned-are practically the same,
and the needs of society for the re
education of that man are identical."
Mr. Barton's book formulates a
plan whereby disabled soldiers may
be made almost or whoHj self-sup
Smart-What broke up the ama
teur orchestra ?
Wise-The members were not in
"Sarb," said Hop, with a hurt ex
pression on his handsome face, "you
shouldn't have told that story about
us that appeared in the paper, with
a cut, Wednesday."
"Because it wasn't true, that's why j
not. And ii puts mc in a bad light.
It represents me as trying to make]
a touch for five dollars. Now I
never, under any circumstances, bor
row money from my friends."
"Hop," said Sarb, patiently, "let's
"Last winter I used to^feed the |
dear little snowbirds."
"Won't you keep it up?"
"Certainly not. Instead of wasting)
bread crumbs on the dear little birds,
I feel morally obliged to catch 'em
and eat 'em."
"Why do you think a man like
Jaggers, with a wife and growing
daughters, is so anxious to go to the
"I heard him say he wanted some]
peace and quiet."
"Bliggins is studying French."
"Great. Bliggins will never stop
talking. But it will be some comfort
not to be able to understand him,"
He-Our hostess swept out the]
room without a single glance.
She-Well, that doesn't surprise)
me, the way her room looks.
ONE IS ENOUGH.
Country Editor-Will you pay
your subscription with vegetables?
Country Subscriber-I wiil pay it
?rith a vegetable.
Tour honor, I arrested this man
at the Frivolity theater."
"ls he an actor?"
HAULING CROPS TO MARKET
Average Farmer Must Haul His Prod
ucts Six and One-Half Miles
How far must the average farmer
tn the United States haul his crop
to market? Exactly six and a half
miles, it can be answered, for the bu
reau of crop estimates of the depart
ment of agriculture lias completed an
inquhw Into the whole matter of farm
hauling throughout the country. In
cidentally, the results of the inquiry
show that if only one wagon were
available to haul crops it would re
quire about 15,747,000 days for it to
complete the job for only the mar
keted portion of three most prominent
farm products-wheat, corn and cob
The investigation shows that it re?
quires about half a day for the aver
age farmer to make a round trip to
market, and about two-thirds of a day
on the average for the farmers farth
est from market to make a similar
trip. That market distances are grow
ing shorter is shown by the fact that
in 1900 it required almost 50 per cent
mo*e time for the average round trip.
One reason for the improved condi
tions, it is pointed ont, ls that since
1906 th? steam railroad mileage in
the United States has increased 15 per
cent and that many new freight-car
rying electric lines have been built.
Another point l>rought out by the
inquiry is that there has been marked
Improvement in public roads since the
Concrete Road in Mississippi.
bureau's investigations in 1906, for
the size of the average load hauled
has nearly doubled since then. A day's
hnul of wheat in 1000 was 5G bushels;
now it is 112 bushels. In 190(5 1,700
pounds of cotton was hauled in a
day; now the average daily haul is
3,000 pounds. I
The inquiry developed the fact that
the loads hauled in the cotton country
are the smallest but the most valu
able. Thus tho average value of a
load of cotton was found to be $183,
wheat $43 and corn $23. The longest
hauls were found to be In the Rocky
mountain states, where Nevada holds
the record with nn 'average haul for
all farmers of 18 miles. The shortest
hauls were shown to be in the middle
West, Ohio at the bottom of the list
srsth four miles.
BIG GOOD ROADS DIVIDENDS
Motorists of Massachusetts Spent $25,
000,000 Last Season, as Result
of Good Roads.
Motorists spent $25,000,000 in Massa
chusetts last season, largely as a re
sult of the good roads' of that state.
Rather a fine dividend!
Great progress has been made in Im
proving the roads in Minnesota, bat
there are communities which as yet
apparently, see but one side to the
good roads question, and that is, cap
ital going out and no dividends com
ing back. While the returns from
motor travel are indirect, neverthe- j
less they are certain. It is obvious
that any town is at least indirectly
benefited by having such good roads
that motorists delight in making it an
objective on their week-end tours.
Any district that has bad roads be
comes just as well known, but of
oourse adversely. Unfortunately, too
many specific cases might be given.
Greatly Improve Road.
By keeping a road drag and drag
ging \he road along one's land after
heavy tains the road may he greatly
improved. It is an easy matter to
have an agreement so each farmer
will drag the road ki front of his
farm. This would maintain the road
till the regular hands could be called
out at stated intervals or till the com
mlss.oner could make the repairs.
Maintain at least a 16-foot road
To the Farmers
of Edge field
We are Jobson System dealers
for,this county, anr] as roch are ac
tively engaged in bringing the com
mon ser?se method* of tn-\tr and
more profitable farming to every
nook and corner of onr section.
These methods and the remarka
ble Jobson plow have received the
endorsement of great Agricultur
istf. State officials and prartieal
farmers all over the country, and
these benefits are being extended to
all parts of the country at a rate
that certainly proves its merit and
genuine, practical advantage. No
farmer can afford lo overlook the
opportunity of a thorough investi
gation of this system before going
farther with bis spring work.
Thr 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 crop6 and in getting ready
for second crops. In fact, it is
something 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, Edge-field; V. E.
Edwards & Bro., Johnston; Tren
ton Fertilizer Co., Trenton.
Airs. J. A. Cox, of Al
derton, W. Va., writes:
"My daughter . . .suf
fered terribly. She could
not turn in bed ... the
doctors gave her up, and
we brought her home to
die. She had suffered so
much at. .. lime. Hav
ing heard cf Cardui, we
got it for her."
"Ina few daj*s, slie be
gan to improve." Mrs.
Cox continues, ''and had
r.o trouble at... Cardui
every year, telling o? 11:3
good Cardui has done for
women who suffer iron
complaints so common to
their sex. lt should do
you good, too. Try
E. J. NORRIS
Automobile I usurance
Surety Hond Insurance
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
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Supplies and Repairs, Porta
ble, Steam and Gasoline En
I gines, Saw Teeth, Files. Eelts
land Pipes, WOOD SAWS
GINS and PRESS REPAIRS
A. H. CorJey,
Appointments at Trenton
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, President.^
LANSING B. LEE, Sec. and Treas.
est lime to
Build is Now
Free booklets on Silos. Barns,
Imple ^ent Houses, Residences,
cte., with suggestions of great
Also "Ve Planary" service
through the Lumber Exchange
of A ugusta.
Ask for further information if
interested. The service is with
Woodard Lumber Co.
'Phone - - 158
AUGUSTA - - - - GEORGIA
UTA SURE WAY IS
IN THE BAN
Cootricht 1909. by C. ?- Zi-=-o?rmaP Co.-No. SI
THERE is no doubt about
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. Minis, 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. Miras. J. H. Allen