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Senator E. D. Smith Secured
Passage of Wire Control
Washington, July 20-When the
senate on Saturday night, just be
fore recessing until late in August,
passed the resolution authorizing the
president, "whenever he shall deem it
necessary for the national security
or defence," to assume control of the
telegraph, telephone, cable and ra
dio systems of the United States, one
of the cleverest pieces of legislative
work done in the senate in a long
time had been successfully accom
plished by Senator E. D. Smith, of
What even many seasoned law
makers, especially among the repub
licans, believed would require at
least a month was completed in less
than a week, and the Senior Senator
from South Carolina has been congra
tulated, not only by-colleagues who
favored prompt passage of the bill,
but by a number cf Republicans who
in the final vote were recorded
against the measure,
i Despite determined efforts .to
amend, the bill, Senator Smith suc
ceeded in having it passed without
the change of a word from the form
in which it came from the house.
Senator Smith was not in Wash
ington the day the wire resolution
was referred to the committee on in
terstate commerce, of which he is the
chairman, having remained in South
Carolina a day or two after attend
ing the funeral of the late Senator
Tillman. At a meeting of the com
mittee during Senator Smith's ab
sence it was decided to hold exten
sive hearings on the bill, and this
would have delayed its passage at
least a month.
Apprised of the situation, Senator
Smith hastened to Washington and
took personal charge of the measure,
determined to expedite its passage
by every fair means, and this deter
mination was made stronger .by a
conference with President Wilson,
who expressed a desire to have the
legislation enacted as promptly as
Desiring to satisfy the president's
wishes and put him in position to
cope with any situation that might
arise involving the use of the wires,
Senator Smith called his committee
together and urged that the wire con
trol resolution be reported favorably
to the senate without consuming val
uable time with what he considered
Despite its former action, a maj
. i in committee on the program
against hearings, no effort was made
there to amend the bill. However,
when it was brought up late .Satur
day for final passage, determined at
tempts by both Democrats and Re
publicans to amend the resolution
were made. Senator Smith kept his
forces well in hand, though, and the
resolution went to the president un
changed. The vote on the passage of
the measure was 46 to 16.
Among prominent officials, besides
the president, who commended Sen
ator Smith for the manner in which
he handled the wire control resolu
tion were Postmaster General Bui-le
son and Judge John Barton Payne,
general counsel of the U. S. Railroad
Administration. Perhaps the most in
teresting comment of the senators
who voted against the resolution was
this statement from Senator Pen
rose, Republican, of Pennsylvania:
"Smith, that was the slickest piece
of 'railroading' that ever took place
in this senate."
The Senior South Carolina Sena
tor is proud of the fact that again
he has taken a leading part in secur
ing legislation that the president be
lieves will help win the war.
The School Teacher's Creed.
I believe in boys and girls, the
, men and women of a great tomorow;
that whatsoever the boy soweth the
man shall reap.
I believe in the curse of ignorance,
in the efficacy of schools, in the dig
nity of teaching, and in the joy of
I believe in wisdom as revealed in
human lives, as well as in the pages
of a printed buok, in lessons taught,
not so much by precept as by exam
ple, in ability to work with the hands
as well as to think with the head, in
everything that makes life large and
I believe in beauty in the school
room, in the home, in daily life and
I believe in laughter, in love, in
faith, in all ideals and distant hopes
.that lure us on.
I believe that every hour and ev
ery day we receive a just reward for
a\\ we are and all we do.
I believe in the present and all its
opportunities, in the future and its
promises and in the divine joy of
living.-Edwin Osgood Grover.
Nine More Rules for Keeping
Fit in Hot Weather.
The diet in hot weather should be
largely milk, vegetables, fruit and
cereals. It should contain very little
meat. Constipation is at all times ser
ious and likely to impair one's health,
especially during the hot summer
months. The general tendency is to
eat too much and too fast.
2. The farm house should be well
lighted and ventilated in every part.
Especially in the sleeping rooms
should there be plenty of window
space and fresh air admitted day and
night. There is nothing in the old
belief that night air is dangerous. In
reality it is safer to breathe than day
air, because with lessened traffic nigh
air because with lessened traffic night
air contains less dust.
3. Screen all windows and doors
against flies and other insects.
4. Shrubbery and trees about the
home should be well trimmed to ad
mit plenty of sunlight.
5. Clealiness in the home is al
ways important.Old carpets should
be removed and rugs, if used, should
be frequently cleaned and exposed to
the sunlight. A bare floor, with a few
well-cared-for rugs, is much better
than a carpeted floor.
6. A farmer should drink liberally
of water between meals. If possible
he should take 15 to 20 minutes rest
after dinner and supper. Regularity
in bowel functions is absolutely nec
essary for health.
7. Cuts or scratches should be
treated with iodine or a wet dressing
of a boric acid solution made by dis
solving in hot water all the boric crys
tals or powder that the water will ab
sorb. Care should be taken to keep
dirt out of wounds. On the first indi
cation of marked inflamation the far
mer should seek proper medical ad
8. Every farmer should take great
pains to keep his water supply pure.
This means careful attention to the
location of hothouses and disposal of
sewage and manure. Investigations
have shown that from 20 to 40 per
cent of farm and rural wells are un
safe. It is of the utmost importance,
therefore, that drainage from the
barn or hothouse does not reach the
water in the well. Driven and drilled
wells are much safer than dug wells
and so, no matter what may be the
difference in cost, are preferable. Of
course every well should have a tight
cover and no stagnant pools should
be allowed to stand about it.
should be thrown into the vault to
disinfect and deodorize the contents.
A sewage disposal plant consisting
of a septic tank and disposal unit,
the latter of a kind best adapted to
the lay of the land, the character of
soil and natural outlet, is considered
the safest mean of removing human
Don't "Lay By" This Year.
There should be no such thing as
an arbitrary "laying by" time, re
gardless of weather conditions and
the state of the growing crop. Too
many farmers.still hold to the out
of-date "laying by" idea, much as
they continue to pull fodder and
plant at a certain stage of the moon.
If we would keep in mind the two
main objects of cultivation-destroy
ing weeds and grass and saving mois
ture-we would see the error in "lay
ing by" at a particular date-of
quitting cultivation, simply because
it is customary to "lay by" at a cer
tain time. The question that should
be asked is this: Will continued cul
tivation, by killing weeds and grass
and saving moisture for the growing
crop, result in a sufficiently increas
ed yield to pay for the work? If this
can be answered in the affirmative
the cultivators should be kept going.
In the case of cotton, particularly,
late cultivations may be worth all
they cost and more because of thc
ease of picking cotton in clean fields.
Cotton pickers are probably going to
be scarce and high-priced this fall,
and it may be next to impossible to
get them to pick at all in a field bad
ly infested with burs and grass.
I desire to notify my friends and
the public generally that I have ac
quired the barber shop in the base
ment beneath the store of Reynolds
and Padgett and will appreciate your
patronage, doing my utmost always
to give perfect satisfaction.
Your patronage will be appreciated
E. D. Corley.
The canning season is on. We have
a large stock of packers 2 and 3
pound cans. Let us supply your needs.
Trenton Fertilizer Co.,
Every rookie has a chance to become
Joy riders keep the doctors busy and
the hospitals full.
Freedom of speech does not include
the privilege of speaking treason.
There are various cures for the trea
son habit and most of them are fatal.
Just at present Old Kinp Coal is a
sorry old soul and a worried old soul
The United States will have a part
In thc making of a peace that will be
Russians should know that Germa'hy
can lick any. army that stops to talk
With $040,000,000 voted for airplanes
we shall now proceed to make our
There are varieties of the middleman
which on close inspection look like the
At a pinch the leaky rowboat can be
made to supply the fatal propensities
of the trick canoe.
A number of people are spelling con
scientious objector In the simplified
form of c-o-w-a-r-d.
America does not like war, but when
it has to have one it likes to show that
it can afford the best.
Fortunately, most of the summer
"dont'.s" are more practical than the
old standby "don't worry."
The government Is going to put the
exemption claimants through another
sifter of a little finer texture.
Some day the Russian army Is going
to be ashamed of Itself. The sooner
that day comes the better for the world
and for Russia.
A new definition of the slacker ls
how in order. He is the young man
whom Uncle Sam picks up by the slack
of his trousers.
Turkey is said to be angry with the
United States. We should be ashamed
of ourselves if we hadn't incurred Tur
Perhaps the poet ls justified In
speaking of the rolling nf the seasons,
but this year the seasons appear to
have a flat wheel.
This country has not yet fully waked
up to'the fact that It ls nt- w?t.
wcAiutu cuusc. rerhaps the next one
will be discovered iu Carranza's whisk
The Gorman line seems impregna
ble and the forces of the allies irre
sistible; so there's nothing to do but
walt for Uncle Sara to come with a
There are a good many men who are
goin^' in strong for motoring at pres
ent who would be a great deal wiser
to go in a little more seriously for some
groceries and coal.
Automobile speedings and accidents
are attracting more than usual atten
tion. The country needs to keep its
population intact as far as possible in
this present demand upon it.
Optimists jubilating because the crop
prospects are better than last year are
hoing counter-attacked by pessimists
who point with alarm to the fact that
they are not as great as the year be
The pro-German American Weekly
tells us that Germany does not yet
recognize a state of war with the
United States. And there are still
some men who do not admit the world
A Prussian deputy says the Ger
ruaus are being cheated out of their
victories because the enemy Is 'always
getting new allies. The simplicity of
this'explanation is equalled only by
According: to Popular Science Month
ly chemists are experimenting with
spinach as a material of which to make
paper. This will be a much better use
for these "greens" than to serve them
as human food.
Economy hysteria may have to run
Its brief course before the proverbial
common sense of the American people
discovers that business as usual ia
quite compatible with the proper con
duct of a war.
If you are in the selective draft list
and have not a first-class excuse you
may depend upon it that you will go
to the front, so why not po manfully
without kicking or quibbling over
claim for exemptions?
Recent coinage of .such expressive
American terms as "gutter' oratory"
and "poison press" shows that Amen
can sentiment Is slowly but surely ,be
IH?? arnn.-sed to the necessity of proper
ly classifying and subsequently deal
ing with the nation's enemies at home.
A Mother's Part.
I may not climb to the heights of
Or cross the billowy sea.
It may not be in the camps of France
My country has need of me.
So, I'll 1*. .en each day for the still
That bids me be steadfast and true
To the lowly tasks; and I answer at
"I'll do what you'd have me do."
I may not bind up a soldier's wounds,
Or answer the surgeon's call;
But I'll kiss the wounds on little
And heal the hurts of the fall.
There's cooking and canning and sew
-~ And I'll mend all the broken toys.
I'll make over the trousers that once
For my own tiny "soldier boys."
I may not give with a lavish hand
So offer the widow's mite,
For I know that even the smallest
Is blessed in the Savior's sight.
I'll always give love, if lacking in
To make brighter the dark, gloomy
And will offer my hand to the fallen
As I tread life's commonest way.
I may not march to the battle lines
And carry a deadly gun;
But I'll seek the mothers with aching I
And comfort them every one.
With patience and love in my own
I'll labor with heart and hands.
I'll do all I can for my' country and
And I know that God understands.
Nadine S. Salmons.
Notice Of Opening Books Of
Enrollment For Voters In
The Democratic Primary
Election, etc., etc.
Notice is hereby given that the
following committees for enrollment
have been appointed to enroll the
voters of Edgefield County in the
Democratic Primary for the year
1918, and said books of enrollment
will be opened at the places designa
ted for each club Tuesday, June 4th,
Bacon.-W. H. Smith, Secretary;
G. M. Smith and B. B. Bouknight at
r'aagCl/b ?U1U Vt. AU. UIM1C3, ut. V UUUJ
and Son's Store.
Edgefield Democratic Club No.2
J. W. Kemp, Secretary; T. A. High
tower and T. J. Paul at the Edge
field Mercantile Company.
West Johnston.-W. M. Sawyer,
Secretary; E. H. Smith and John
Wright, at Lott-Walker Company's
East Johnston.-A. M. Clark, Sec
retary; W. S. Mobley and S. G. Mob
ley, Jr: at J. C. Lewis' Store.
Long Branch.-E. L. Scott, Sec.;
Luther Yonce and L. C. Clark, at
Lewis Clark's Store.
Meriwether.- J. A. Thurmond,
Sec. J. T. Reece and J. 0. Scott', at^
J. A. Thurmond's Store.
Meeting Street.-J. K. Allen, Sec.;
J. R. Blocker and J. H. Cogburn at
J. H. Cogburn's Store.
Moss.-P. W. Cheatham, Sec.;
T. A. Williams and W. A. Reel, at
Pleasant Lane.-J. T. McDowell,
Sec.; S. T. Williams and F. L. Tim
merman, at F. L. Timmerman's Store:
Red Hill.-H. E.g Quarles,:;Sec.;;;0.
0. Timmerman and R. M. Johnson at
H. E. Quarles' Store.
Ropers.-F. F. Rainsford,1 Sec.; B.
T. Lanham and J. D. Boswell,;.at^ Rep
Shaw.-W. W. Wise, Sec.; 1/A.
Webb and A. J. Day,cat A. J. Day's
Talbert.-J. D. Hughey, Sec.; A.
Gilchrist and E. P. uWinn, at E. P.
The qualifications for membershid in
any club of the party and]for voting at
a primary are as follows:
The applicant for membership, or
voter, shall be 21 years of age, or shall
become so before the secceeding 'gen
eral election and be ajwhite Democrat.
He shall be a citizen of ?the Unite
States and of this State. No person
shall belong to any club or vote in any
primary unless he has resided in the
State two years and in the County six
months prior to the succeeding general
election and in the club district 60 days
prior to the first primarv?following his
offer to enroll; PROVIDED, that pub
lic school teachers and ministers of the
gospel in charge of regular organized
church shall be exempl from the pro
visions of this section as to residence,
or otherwise qualified. Under the rules
a new enrollment is required.
_ B. E. NICHOLSON,
^? County Chairman.
Yews and Ours ' "
National necessity has put a nev/ responsibility
on every motorist.
Utmost service is demanded-the highest use-,
fulness of yourself and your car.
Service and economy are your only considera
Our responsibility goes hand in hand with yours;
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it is our duty to supply you with tires cf unfailing
reliability and extreme mileage.
United States Tires are more than making good
in this time of stress.
They are setting new mileage records-establish
ing new standards of continuous
service-effecting greater economy
by reducing tire cost per mile.
There is a United States Tire for
every car-passenger or commer
cial- and every condition of
The nearest United. States Sales
and Service Depot will cheerfully
aid you in fitting the right tire to
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