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J. L. MIMS,_Editor.
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Wednesday, July 31.
When the "Yanks" go a-gunning
the Huns go a-running..
Wonder who will report the larg
est watermelon in the county this
Even the fig crop is good this year
on the few trees that were left by
the severe winter.
How we watch the casualty list
each morning with bated breath ! Our
boys are over there.
When barbarians, like Germany
and Turkey, fall out maybe civilized
people will get their dues.
The promise of an abundant har
vest confirms the old saying: "A good
crop follows a hard winter."
We like to hear of a young soldier
marrying before departing for over
seas duty. He has more to fight for.
The American people have been
so busy swatting the Huns that the
fly and mosquito swatting has been
Stock your coal bins before win
ter comes. Railroads can better af
ford to supply coal now than after
the fall traffic is heavier and the
weather is more unfavorable.
Kraut the cabbage, pickle the on
ions, can the tomatoes, preserve the
peaches, marmalade the apples, jelly
the plums, and all will go well with
you and your house next winter.
All who are not in the trenches
must get between the cotton rows,
as soon as the staple opens, and be
come harvest hands. The people at
home should not have to be urged to
As we see the casualty list steadi
ly growing, we should resolve to
leave nothing undone for our boys.
Let them know, as never before since
they left the fireside, that we stand
shoulder to shoulder with them.
Read the very interestine; letters
from our soldier boys in this issue.
When you receive letters from "Some
where in France" send them to The
Advertiser for publication, so others
can have the pleasure of reading
Notwithstanding the fact that ag
ricultural labor has been more dis
turbed this year than ever before,
on account of the draft, there were
never better crops at this season
throughout the co.unty. People have
gone forward this year with a quick
step, and God gives the increase when
man docs his part well.
Cowardly Campaign Liars.
There was a time when one could
injure aspirants for office by circu
lating false reports during a cam
paign. But the people are too intelli
gent now for the campaign liar to
get in effective work. In fact, people
resent yuch an unfair method to in
jure aspirants for office and many
whe otherwise would not support
them rally to the support of tne men
against whom false reports are cir
culated. Such cowardly methods may
work in some counties but the intelli
gent citizenship of Edgefield county
resents dishonest and unfair practic
es of this kind. A year like this, when
no campaign meetings are held, the
malicious campaign liars are hope
ful of getting in effective work.
Growing More Patriotic.
A very marked change has come
over many of our people. Not only
are registrants within the draft age
who are qualified for military ser
vice more willing to go to the front,
but an increasing number who have
been given deferred classification
are volunteering. We mean that men
wh? would probably never be forced
to serve are volunteering. The Am
erican people everywhere realize
more and more that THIS IS OUR
WAR and that we must rededicate
and reconsecrate ourselves to the
caus? for which cur boys are fighting,
never letting up until peace terms
dictated by Woodrow Wilson are ac
cepted by the Kaiser. Our people are
growing more and more patriotic.
Immense Food Stores.
As our army grows so must the
food supplies for our soldiers grow.
In the matter of having large, well
organized, well-equipped private
plants for supplying food in practi
cally limitless quantities, Germany
was better prepared than America. It
matters not what article of food is
desired by the government, there can
always be found a dealer or manu
facturer that can supply the need on
Some idea of the great need for
food in large quantities can be gain
ed from purchases that were recent
ly made by the government. An or
der was placed with the five large
packing houses in Chicago for 99,
500,000 pounds of bacon and 134,
000,000pounds of canned meats for
shipment to Europe. It will require
1,900,000 hogs and about 900,000
cattle to . fill the order. In order to
meet this demand for food for our
army, the five leading packing houses
jof Ch'cago are slaughtering 360,000
hogs daily. The packers are paying
from two to two and one-half times
as much for hogs and cattle as the
i pre-war prices for it.
But it matters not what food for
our men costs just so they get the
best. They deserve the best that mon
ey can buy and that is the kind that
Uncle Sam is sending to Europe by
the shiploads. Our boys first and the
home folk last. We will live on skim
. milk and ccrn-bread if such diet be
necessary in order that our boys be
Sugar Supply Less and Less.
Must Reduce Consumption.
Further reduction of the con
sumption of sugar is made necessa
ry by the present critical shortage,
?and the food administration, in call
ing upon the home consumers to
cut down the use of sugar to even
less than the ration which had pre
viously been established, emphasizes
the fact that unless the new regula
tion? are voluntarily carried ont by
the people, the sugar supply will
not last. It is to safeguard against
a sugarless ration or sugar famine
that the food administration has cut
down the allotment, which is new
three' pounds per person per month,
to two pounds per person per
month. This allotment applies par
ticularly to the month of August.
In public eating places, restau
rants, hotels, boarding houses and
dining cars the new allotment will
be two pounds fur each 9U meals
Manufacturers of soft drink* and
candy are now receiving oniy .TU
per cent, of their normal supply, or
of their last jear's consumption of
sugar. The private homes have
not been asked by the food admin
istration lo make so deep a cut as
Sugar bowls have disappeared
from the tables of many of the ho
tels, restaurants and cafes, and su
gar is carefully measured out to
guests and customers, Under these
existing conditions, there can be
no unlimited use of sugar, even for
a portion of a month, in the homes
of those who are endeavoring to
conscientiously and patriotically
live up to the food administration
rules and regulations. Sugar must
be used with the greatest care. It
ls too precious to be wasted or to
be fsed except sparingly. Even
thouyh it may mean sacrifice, sugar
must be saved now..
The situation is such as to call
for the co-operation of every indi
vidual and every householder in the
State. Only a certain amount of
sugar has been allotted to South
Carolina for the month of August.
The dealers can procure only a cer
tain amount. This allotment must
cover all needs. The food admin
istration has carefully figured that
it can not be stretched to cover the
needs of the State unless the indi
vidual consumption is cut down to
two pounds per person per month.
In naming that amount as the' ra
tion, therefore, the food adminis
tration states clearly what is the
patriotic duty of every person in
South Carolina for the month of
August-to live within the limit,
and to cut that down impossible. It
is also urged that in canning, fruits
be canned without sugar this sum
mer. The fruit will keep just as
well. It may be sweetened to taste
when opened for use. By that time
it is hoped that the su^ar situation
will have been relieved and that
there will be plenty for all purposes.
NOTICE-I will not be in my offce
Monday August 5th for one week.
I desire my patrons to know
that I will be in my office ready for
work Monday, August 12th.
Dr. J. S. Byrd,
(Continued from page One.)
I shall try, if I have time, to write
them. Tell them all I would like so
much to see them and the children.
Well, I have about written my
time out. and will close. Mother, I am
well and faring all right. I do trust
that I will be able to continue in as
good health as I am today. I shall
try and get all the sunshine out of
worry? Never does any good. Take
everything as it comes. Give all my
friends my best regards. With love
to you and all the family, I am,
Corp. \\T. F. Manson.
Interesting Letter From Naval
Air Station in France by
My dearest Mother:
I received your letter all O. K. and
I surely was glad to hear from you.
Mama, guess whom I met up with
over here a few days ago? Freeman
Corley and it was such a surprise to
me, to meet up with some one just
from home. He is the only one I
have seen over here that I knew.
I received a letter from Linnie
yesterday ajnd she said that Milledge
was in New Jersey and that she was
expecting him to go some time soon
The weather certainly is bad over
here. It is cold and rainy all the time.
I surely will be glad when we can get
away from over here and get back
home. Has little Georgia returned
from her long visit with her grand
mother? I bet you will be glad to
see her come back.
How's Papa getting along with his
farm? It will soon be time to quit
work and go to barbecues. I wish I
was there so I could drive you all
Well, Mother, you will have to
excuse this letter for I am sitting
down on a bench and writing on a
bottom of a chair. Mama, you must
write me long letters and tell me all
the news but if you do not know any
news, write me anything^
From your son,
Jasper K. Corley,
U. S. Naval Air Station.
Trained Nurses Needed in the
W. C. Gorgas, surgeon general of
the United States army, has issued
the following statement:
"I want every young woman in the
country, every woman between 19
and 35, to read carefully what I have
to say and to give it earnest atten
tion. It is a message which every girl
ought to welcome because it tells of
an opportunity to help the nation.
"The army and the country face a
shortage of nurses.
"The army alone will require some
thing like 25,000 nurses by the first
of next January. We have secured
about 13,000 of this number; we need
12,000 more. We have got to have
them or the army will run short. This
would be an outcome incredible and^
intolerable to the American people.
"Only graduate nurses, who have
been through the full course of train- j jj
ing are available for this high ser
vice. These nurses have to be taken
out of the hospitals and from care of
the sick at home. This means that
when we recruit our full quota for
the army, their places in the civil
communities must be lilied. Hence
this call for student nurses to fill the
vacancies, prepare for professional
service, and meanwhile to make it
possible for our hospitals, both civil
and military, to carry on and for the
American people to hold the health
standards of the country as high as
they have ever been held in times of
"If I were a young woman and
wanted to do my country the great
est service in my power, I should go
at once to the nearest recruiting sta
tion of the womans committee of the
Council of National Defense and en
roll in the United States student
nurse reserve. This enrollment would
at once make me a candidate for the
army nursing school or for one of
the civilian training schools for nurs
es. I can not conceive of a more val
uable service, a more womanly serv
ice. I can give every girl who enrolls
in the reserve my personal assurance
that she is making herself count, and
I should be ashamed of any woman
who did not long with all her heart
and soul to make herself count in
the defeat of Germany."
One power cane mill. Has been
run one year and is as good as new,
and a nine-foot copper pan. I also
have one two horse power gas engine
in first class condition, suitable for
running cane mill or sawing wood.
Will sell both together or separate.
You can see them both together at
E. W. Samuel.
SER VICE FLA GS
Are officially recognized as denoting that a member of
a household is in the country's service. Those who
have been trying to secure a Service Flag we will be
glad to show them our line of One, Two and Three Star
Service Flags from 35 cents up to $1.75.
Recently received a shipment of Trench Mirrows, but
they have all been disposed of. Another shipment is
now on the way via express, and will be here in a few
In stock now for the soldiers Comfort Bags, Trench
Combs, Scissors, Bath Rags, Needles, Thread, Straight
Pins, Safety Pins and Cotton Tape.
A small assortment of Service Pins received.
THE CORNER STORE
The store that always says, Thank You
We bought a few mules in Edgefield on July 25,
but we want more of them. Sell us what you can't
use this winter and save food. We will be in"
Saturday, August IO
At Jones' Stables
Wanted mules from 4 to 12 years
old, weighing 900 to 1200 pounds,
not under 60 inches high.
Come and bring your mules and get the CASH for them
The Fr et well Mule Company
WALL & WISE, Buyers