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Wednesday, June 26.
TOR ?SINGS STAMP*
If SUSO BY THU
Buy Them And
iHelp Win The War
IFOR SALE EVERYWHERE
Can everything that can be can
Help to make War Savings Stamps
save the day.
Mr. Ford may have a blow-out but
he will land in the Senate without
You can make Mr. Hoover smile by
being able to report a record-break
ing chicken crop this year.
It requires about all the strength
a fellow can muster to take him
through these hot Hoover days.
Every time you lick a War Sav
ings Stamp you are helping to "lick"
the Germans. On with the licking!
Whenever there are more candi
dates than voters at campaign meet
ings there isn't much doing political
Some people who never "cussed"
before are*"'cussin" the Kaiser, which
is another sin the old cuss is respon
The sale of men's hats appears to
have been greatly curtailed by the
civilian hat being supplanted by the
With Austria out of the fighting,
Germany's downfall would soon fol
low. Therefore, our prayers are with
Dissatisfied German subjects, be
ing unable to leave Berlin by any
other route, are flying to places of
refuge in airships.
There is not an individual vho
cannot leave off some unnecessary
expenditure of money in order to
purchase War Savings SLamps.
Let's stamp the Germans, using
War Savings Stamps. Are you well
supplied for the job? If not, make
large purchases at once.
Place a 1-cent stamp on your mag
azines after you read them and pass
them on to the soldiers. They must
however be of current issue. Old cop
ies will not be forwarded
It may not be a difficult matter
for the womenfolk to keep sweet on
a *\vo-pound purchase of sugar, but
it requires more than that to enable
the menfolk to keep sweet.
If sugar continues scarce, the lem
onade season will be delayed.
The gubernatorial candidates are
daily doing the impossible-that of
making thirty-minute speeches in fif
"Kaiser calls his best troops
against Pershing's men," says a head
line. The Germans no longer "make
light" of America as a factor in the
war. And we are just beginning to
show them what we can do.
After the county's quota of War
Savings Stamps has been sold, if
there is a fellow who is able to buy
stamps but did not, there will be in
his inner consciousness a feeling that
he is unworthy of being called an
American citizen. And he is, too. Not
everybody could buy a liberty bond
but everybody can buy either a thrift
.r War Savings Stamps or both.
The Yorkville Enquirer very pert
inently asks: "If you are not living
for God and your country, what are
you living for anyway?" This ques
tion furnishes food for serioius re
Let's have reports from the wheat
crop in Edgefield county. A farmer
in another county has stated that he
harvested 25 bushels from an acre
but we believe Edgefield county can
Judging from the small number
who are attending the State campaign
meetings, the people refuse to be
come wrought up over politics this
year. The war is the overshadowing
issue at this time as it should be.
War enthusiasm is becoming very
markedly more and more intense.
Dur people are loyal to the core and
are saying so in words and deeds.
There are many sections of this wide
country in which, should disloyal ex
pressions be uttered, there would
simultaneously be a demand for the
crude old remedy, "tar and feathers."
Even if our Allies, after bearing
the heat and burden of the day for
four years, have largely spent their I
forces, with 48 States, such as com
pose the United States, banded to
gether with one increasing purpose, I
which is never to let up until the !
enemy is crushed, there can be but;
one end-an overwhelming defeat of
Keep Him in the White House.
Unless the war ends before the good j
year 1920 arrives, President Wilson
will be urged to continue at the helm
of the Ship of State and, as danger-,
ous as will be the third-term-preced
ent thus set, it will be best for the
nation and the world at large that
he accept the Democratic nomination.
The "Divinity that shapes our ends" j
raised him up for this world's crisis.
Enjoy Them Without Sugar.
The rains of May and early June
made a 100 per cent blackberry crop
this year. But with the sugar supply j
about 20 per cent things have been
somewhat out of adjustment. Don't j
forget, however, that we are at war
and our people should be willing to
eat blackberries "dry so" if our boys
in uniform need the sugar. The con- j
sciousness that our soldiers and our
Allies are well supplied with sweets |
should cause us to bear sugar-hunger
without feeling the privation.
An Herculean Task.
Every phase of the war and every
thing connected with raising, equip
ping and supporting the large and
steadily increasing army is projected
upon a large scale. When a depend- j
ent relative of a soldier receives a
check each month it seems that very j
little time and effort are involved
in sending out the check. But when j
we consider that more than 850,000 .
of these checks are sent out every
month, requiring the services of a
force of G,000 employees, we can
form some idea of the immensity of
the task. The disbursements of the j
Treasury Department for allotments |
and allowances aggregated $97,000, '
000 up to June 10, and there will be
a steady increase with each succeed
Give Him Undivided Support. j
For i.. first time in a number of
years Hon. John E. Swearingeh has '
opposition in his candidacy for re-1
election to thc office of State super- 1
intendent of education, which office I
he has filled so capably and so satis
factorily to the people for a decade
or more. We do not know his oppo- j
ncnt personally, nor do we know any-1
thing as to his qualifications for fill- J
ing this responsible position, but we
feel very confident of the result.
Having made a wise selection in plac
ing Mr. Swearingen at the head of
the educational system of South Car
olina, we believe the people will con
tinue him in office. Under his gener
al supervision the schools and col
leges of the State have flourished
as they have never done before.
Therefore, there is no well founded
reason for a change. Mr. Swearingen
has made good from the day he enter
ed upon his duties and will continue
to give entire satisfaction.
Having come from good old Edge
field stock, the signal success of Mr.
Swearingen's administration was noth
ing more than was expected by all
who knew him and his special
fitness for the work. Let the people
of Edgefield give him their undivided
support. We believe they will.
Will Edit Farm Journal.
That South Carolina is to have
an agricultural journal which is des
tined to take rank along with the
leading agricultural journals of the
country is now assured. The Caro
lina Farmer and Stockman, which
was founded by Mr. J. Rutledge Mc
Ghee last fall, has passed the experi
mental stage, having at this time a
circulation of 17,000.
Mr. McGhee has been fortunate in
inducing Mr. William Banks, until
recently the able editor of the Colum
bia Record, to have become associated
with him. Having purchased an inter
est in the paper, Mr. Banks will be
its editor-in-chief. We regard Mr.
Banks as being one of the ablest
newspaper writers in the" State, and
he is especially fitted for the agri
cultural field. For some time he was
connected with the Department of
Agriculture under the lamented E. J.
Watson, it being there that he first
manifested a penchant for agricul
tural journalism. The Carolina Farm
er and Stockman is now manned by
an unusually strong force in every
department and we confidently ex
pect to see it grow in usefulness and
power, taking front rank among the
leading agricultural journals of the
Health at Camps Good.
j The government has left nothing
I undone that would improve the health
conditions at the training camps. The
?leading surgeons and scientists were
assigned the duty of improving con
ditions some months ago and the re
sults have been very gratifying. Our
young men who are going to camp
are safer from a health or sanitary
standpoint than they would be at
home. The following from The State
as to health conditions at Camp Jack
son, where most of our boys are sent
shows what persistent efforts are
made to prevent Hisease of every
"The health situation at Camp
Jackson continues far above the ave
rage. It was expected that the influx
of new men would raise the sick
rate over the record of last week but
the general good health of the re
mainder of the camp has brought
this week's sick rate down to several
point below last week's record. The
greater part of the sickness in the
*camp is usually among the new men
so that their entrance would normal
ly send the sick rate ballooning.
"No diseases are prevalent in the
camp this week and no new cases of
meningitis have been reported for
quite a while. The one death which
was reported was due to broncho
"The work of the camp surgeons
has practically become almost entire
ly prevention work. The fly and mos
quito menace has been practically
nullified so that the only flies and mos
?citoes seen at Camp Jackson are
dead ones. Every building in the
camp has been screened. Squads are
still busy ditching and draining the
camp. Where this is impossible the
water holes and streams are kept
oiled. The sanitary detachment which
has charge of this work is using a
generous amount of larvacide in ad
dition to the usual oil. This larva
cide unlike the oil does not float on
the top of the water but circulates
through it, killing the larvae beneath
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Senator Tillman Doing Much
The State has received the follow- ?
ing communications for publication,
relative to Senator Tillman's health:
Union, S. C., June 17, 1918.
Senator James Hamilton Lewis, i
Washington, D. C.
Sir: Senator B. R. Tillman's ene- ;
mies are circulating the report that
he is mentally and physically brok- >
en down and therefore unfit to rep
resent South Carolina in the United
States senate. . . I
I think every one feels that Sena- ,'
tor Tillman should be returned to the ?
senate if he is able, mentally and phy- i
si cally, to perform the duties requir- !
ed of him. <
Will you bc kind enough to write
me about the physical and mental i
condition of thc senator? <
Thanking you, I am, sir, i
L. G. Southard. I
Mr. L. G. Southard, <
Union, S. C.
My Dear Mr. Southard:
I am in receipt of your letter of 1
June 17 and in reply will say: (
Senator Tillman is now in his 72nd ]
year, and is not the vigorous debater 1
he once was, nor is his physical
strength so great that he should be ?
required to squander it, but he does c
as much work as any man in the Cap- I
itol. His mind is clear, his heart is I
clean, his experience is ripe and his
patriotism above reproach. That he :
has done great things you all know.
That he is continuing his splendid ?
work here we know, and bear cheer- t
ful testimony to this fact.
Cordially and sincerely yours, I
James Hamilton Lewis.
New Orleans molasses in 10-gaIlon 1
kegs at 75 cents per gallon.
_L. T. May.
Mow To dive Quinine Tc Children.
reBRILINE is the trade-mark name Riven to an f
improved Quinine. It is a Tasteless Syrup, pleas- ?
ant to take and does not disturb the stomach. k
Children take it and never know it is Quinine, i
Also especially adapted to adults who canuot
take ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor I
cause nervousness nor ringing in the head. Try
't the next time you need Quinine for any pur? ?
Dose. Ask for 2-ounce original package. Tho
Vame is blown is boUlc. 25 cent?
Must be arouse
careful Nation, if
and to it is eve
Stamps. The moi
The longer the '
we will all have t<
decided that it is 1
purposes by loans
those who are ma"
Not only are ti
but there is a tax
made to pay accoi
ed passenger, frei;
to increase the cos
We are well ste
Flaxons, Batiste, ]
Keep your eyes
that appear therei
Programme of the Edgefield
Baptist Sunday School Con
vention to be Held at
Mountain Creek Church
on July 24 and 25.
First day, Wednesday-Devotion
al services at ll o'clock A. M. con
ducted by Rev. C. G. Wells.
Organization at 11.30 A. M.
Reports from each Sunday School.
Query at 12.30: The country Sun
day School as a force to enunciate
principles of Christian helpfulness
and neighborliness.. Opened by J. W.
Kesterson, M. B. Hamilton, W. B.
Adjourn for dinner.
Wednesday afternoon 2:30 P. M.
Query: An illustration of the ideal
Sunday School, first in the country
ind second, in the city or village..
Opened by Rev. T. J. Watts, State
Sunday School secretary and J. H.
Query: Does it add to or detract
from the spiritual welfare and growth
jf a church to have a Sunday School
n the neighborhood of a church but
lot at the church? Dr. E. P. Jones,
3. Sheppard, Rev. P. B. Lanham.
2nd day, Thursday. Devotional
ixcrcises at ll A. M. conducted by
1. D. Hughey.
Query at 11:30 A. M.: How to in
;erest and hold the senior members
)f the church in Sunday School work,
?ev. J. E. Jackson, J. L. Minis, S. B.
Query: What relation does the
Sunday School hold toward the sol
lier in the world-wide war?-Rev.
3. B. White, W. G. Blackwell, J. G.
HcKie, S. T. Adams.
Adjourn for dinner one hour and
Query: Should the collection of the
Sunday School go to benevolence and
he church support the Sunday School
-Opened by Rev. E. L. Kugley, W.
\ Butler, Rufus Johnson.
Query: Woman's work in the Smi
lay School-J. H. Courtney, A. S.
rompkins, W. E. Lott.
I hereby announce my candidacy
br election to congress from the
Second Congressional District, pledg
ng to abide by the rules of the
)emocratic Party, and to support
he nominees thereof.
J. D. Hughey for Com.
T. G. CROFT.
d to the importance of becoming a
it would hasten the end of the war,
ry one's duty to buy War Savings
re you give now the sooner the war
war continues the larger the tax that
3 bear, because the Government has
dnwise to raise all the money for war
i alone, as it would place no tax on
king enormous profits during the war
he large corporations taxed heavily,
so placed that all private citizens are
-ding to their means, viz.: the increas
ght and express rates, all which tends
st of living.
)cked on summer wearable?, such as
White and Black Hosiery, Mulins,
Nainsook and Underwear.
5 on the show windows for bargains
that always says, Thank You.
Program of the Baptist Union
to be Held at Edgefield Bap
tist Church on Saturday
and Sunday, June 29
Devotional exercises to be conduct
jed by Dr. E. Pendleton Jones at 10:
30 A. M. Saturday morning.
Organization and reports from the
various churches in the division at
ll oclock A. M. and enrollment of
Query at 11:30 A. M.: Will this
great world-wide war lead people to
seek first the Kingdom of God and
His Righteousness?-Opened by Rev.
H. B. White, Dr. E. P. Jones, M. B.
Hamilton and others.
Query at 12:30: Our duty as Bap
tists to the State Baptist Hospital
Opened by Rev. C. G. Wells, E. J.
Mims, J. H. Cantelou.
Recess for dinner till 2:30 P. M.
Saturday afternoon :
Query: Are we as a Christian peo
ple observing the Sabbath day to keep
it holy? Opened by W. B. Cogburn,
J. K. Allen.
Reports of Committee on Hospi
tality and other announcements.
Query: Prayer as a power for the
boys in France. Opened by C. E. May
W. H. Harling and others.
Sunday morning. June 30, 1918.
10:15 A. M. regular Sunday School
services with some features on edu
cation conducted by J. H. Cantelou,
11:30 A. M. Sermon by Rev. C. G.
Dinner and recess till 2:30 P. M.
Query: Giving to our country as a
means of grace and systematic giving
Opened by W. W. Fuller, S. B. Mays.
All churches in this division are
earnestly urged to send up delegates
at this Union Meeting, as each and
all will be most cordially welcomed.
A. S. Tompkins.
J. L. Mims.
E. J. Norris.
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for congress from the Second
Congressional District and pledge my
self to abide the result of the Demo
N. G. EVANS.
0aac5cB<B?n?: s ?irsB?ce Sc* live
The Best Salve la The World.
Authorized Agents for Sale of
War Savings Stamps Edge
W. W. Adams & Co.
The Bank of Edgefield.
The Farmers Bank of Edgefield.
G. V. Crouch.
Dorn & Minis.
Willis J. Duncan.
S. F. Logan.
W. E. Lynch & Co.
Maj. T. J. Lyon.
Amos R. Moore.
Penn & Holstein.
H. C. Porter.
E. S. Rives.
j Dozier Tompkins.
?Miss Helen Tillman.
Miss Miriam Norris.
! Miss Genevieve Norris.
? The Bank of Johnston.
?The Bank of Western Carolina.
?P. N. Kesee.
?J. C. Lewis.
j J. Neal Lott,
i Maxwell & Co.
: W. W. Rhoden.
G. W. Scott.
JOHNSTON R. F. D.
i G. ai. Smith,
jj. R. Smith.
?Jas. B. Tompkins.
?Thos. R. Hoyt.
O. W. Wright.
Walter W. Wise.
The Bank of Trenton.
TRENTON R. F. D.
F. F. Rainsford.
G. F. Long.
J. O. Atkinson.
EDGEFIELD R. P. D.
J. R. Blocker.
R. O. Quarks.
S. N. Timmerman.
MODOC R. F. D.
J. W. R. DeLaughter.
J. T. Griffis.
J. A. Hamilton.
O. 0. Timmerman.
J. M. Shaffer.
C. H. B. Williams.
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