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Some Labor Saving Appliances
for the Housewife.
Have a mirror in the kitchen and
one in almost every other room. The
mirror is less a promoter of vanity
than of self respect. I believe there
would be fewer mouths sagging at
the corners, less unkempt hair and
more that are smiling, clean and
wholesome if women could glance at
themseives more often.
A; necessity in a well regulated
home is a supply of fern boxes and
flower pots. Vases should be includ
ed. And every one should be full. A
. family moved into a lovely little
neighboring house; soon the ferns
and flowers withered and died, much
to the indignation of the families
near. Soon the boxes were used for
kindling. And that woman thinks
people very stuck up that they have
not called on her.. Where she might
have been an asset to the neighbor
hood she was a drawback. She is a
slacker in community life.
A dustless mop is made thus: tear
cloth into fine strips and tack it on a
piece of wood four or five inches in
diameter. The strips should be about
three inches from tack to end. This
makes a solid mat of strings. Dip in
a solution of half a cup of' melted
paraffine and one cup of coal oil and
let dry. The mop is kept moist by
being kept rolled tight in a paper
bag when not in use. Dustless dusters
0 can be made by the same process
and pieces of cotton cloth, cheese
A folding table is a real comfort
as a sewing table, for games, supper
on the porch, and fifty other things.
The purchased ones are better than
most of those of home manufacture,
because they are light enough for the
sick room and for children to carry.
Another real comfort is a soap box
with castors and used for sewing ma
terials. It is covered with dark cre
tonne and lined with a piece of mus
lin; in this are pockets for h ?ding
tape, scissors and other thin--? neces
sary jn mending and sewing.
A sink is not as much co..if ort as
it might be if it is less than the height
of the waist from the floor. The same
can bf said of kitchen tables. Where
' . one must bend her back at work she
tires more easily. The best height
is usually three feet.
If there is not running wate* in the
house have a barrel put on the out
side of the kitchen. The men and boys
% will fill this- for the day's work.
If you have electricity get a vacu
um cleaner. It is a sweeper and dust
A b?rr.el churn turned by electric
ity and an iron heated by it are pos
sibilities that many women are find
' ing actual facts. It turns the sewing
Most people expect too much of
the iceless refrigerator. It is splen
did on hot windy days if kept wet,
but it fails when the air is not stir
ring and in very damp weather. It fs
worth its cost in the saving of ice
when it is at its best.
Clean enamel and porcelain sinks
and bathroom fixtures, also nickle
taps with kerosene. Never let scour
ing powders touch them.
A mail box on wire-did you ever
see one? The house was a distance
from the road so the box was mount
ed on a stout wire, a rope was fasten
ed to it, and it was hauled in when
the weather was bad.- Progressive
Beef Cattle on Farms.
Much emphasis has been placed
upon hog raising, especially during
the war, when the demand for cured
meats is so strong. This is right
and no one who is at ali familiar
with the needs of our country for
meat would underestimate the im
portance of pork. But it seems
that few people realize the critical
situation now confronting us for
beef. ' Beef is still a very impor
tant item in our meat supply.
While it is not ?s easily cured and
as easily transported with armies
as pork it is neverrheless a very es
sential food and without a sufficient
supply would cause suffering.
Hogs increase faster than cattle;
they are more economical feeders
than cattle. Consequently farmers
who have not the pasture and grass
for beef may raise a few hoge
every year. Besides less expense
in land, buildings, etc., is required
for raising, pork than for beef.
The ranchmen have had very try
ing difficulties for two years. The
seasons have been so--unfavorable
that they have not been able to
meet the demands that war has
If we are to have beef during the
war and immediately afterwards
farmers must raise a few- beef cat
tle. The large ranches will no
longer be able to supply the coun
try, and the country must have
Every farmer who has facilities
should begin now and raise a few
calves of the beef type. The coun
try is vitally concerned. . And it
is believed that those who raise
our future beef supply will find it
remunerative.-Farm and Factory.
Committee of Colored People*
to Solicit Subscriptions to the
Fourth Liberty Loan
A. W. Simkins, Rev. J. W. Shaw,
C. A. CheathanvJerome B. Holmes
For the County Districts
Hammond Cheatham, William Hol
loway, J. W. Turner, C. D. Bussey,
L. W. Collins, Richmond Cheatham.
Rev. R. W. Kenner, Charlie Ellis.
P. L. Anderson, George Freeland.
Jesse Barnes, Baltic Clay, Clarence
Blocker, Jasper Tolbert, Scott Stev
! ens, George W. Robertson, Joe Stev
lens. A.*G. Parks, -W. A. Settles, Er
nest Little, Elbert Vanee, Steve
Dugas, Jno. C. Simmons, Charlie Lim
pecker, Solomon Atkinson, Lee Ar
thur, Tom Smith, M. V/.. Edwards,
M. H. Holmes, Henry Jefferson, Jim
Williams, J. Q. Bonham, John Spann.
Charlie Simkins. Eldred Watson, M.
S. Hacker, William Loyd, Dock Hea
dlam, A. W. Nicholson, Dan L?rick.
Charlie Brightop, Mose Wooten,- Rev.
Tom McManus, Genie Wooten, Billie
Sullivan, William Holmes, Tom
Holmes,, San] Holmes. Claud Rhodes.
Prince L. Adams, E.. W. Wilson,
Charlie Holloway, John Powell, Jor
1 dan Lewis, J. Mat Blocker.
Higher Living Cost.
Investigation made by the Nation
al Industrial Conference hoard at
Boston disclosed statistics showing
that the cost of living for a family
of the average wai,re-earner during
the period from the beginning of
the war, July, 1914, to the middle
of June, 191S, has advanced from
50 to 55 per cent. The items men
tioned and the per cent of increase
are as follows: Food, 62 per cent;
clothing, 77 per cent; fuel and
light, 45 per cent; sundries, 50 per
cent; rent, 15 per cent.
lt would be found doubtless that
wages in most instances have been
increased considerably, especially
in war work. Thus, while the cost
of living has increased, the income
of wage-earners has increased a
great deal more, so that their la
bor is still more remunerative than
before the 'war.
The cost of living on farms has
also increased but not in the same
proportion as that of wage-earners.
Farmers may and should raise most
of their living, but other necessi
ties such as clothiriir, shelter, farm
. implements and machinery, house
hold comforts, etc,, cost a great
deal more than before the war.
Prices of farm and livestock pro
ducts are better than ever before,
yet they have not advanced in pro
portion tu labor and neceesiti'. *
which farm products must boy.
Prices of wheat, cotton^ corn, hay,
livestock, etc., are still cheaper
j than farmers' necessities they can
uot produce. Every ageney that
assists in marketing costs more than
formerly. This is not a result of
discrimination, but largely a lack
of business- methods in marketing"
for which farmers themselves are
Largely responsible.- Farm and
A large shipment of Ladies' and
Misses' plush coats and coat suits ar
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j Con tion Rooting for your barns
or tenant houses that will absolutely
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an extra heavy, fire proof, long
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twenty-year test proven by govern
ment and railroad use.
Price $3.50 per Square
MANTLE COMPANY ?
625 Broad St. AUGUSTA, GA.
I desire to notify the insur
ing public that I can save
them money on fire insur
ance by placing their prop
erty in theAbbeville-Green
wood Mutual Fife Insur
ance Association. The cost
is much lower than the old
stock companies, and it is
absolutely sound. See me
when your policy expires.
J. H. Nicholson
Edgefield, S. C.
The South CAN Grow Wheat
And WILL Grow Wheat
As A War Measure It Is Willing To Do More Than Its
Part To Feed Oar Soldiers And Allies-The South
Holds The Banner For Increase In
Cha.'les A. Whittle, Editorial Manager, Soil Improvement Committee,
The South will grow more wheat this year than last because it is
Patriotic and Willing.
It is willing to 'do its part, and more, to feed our ever-increasing army
abroad-and to feed it well. , ?
It is willing to do its part, and more, that our allies may not suffer from
It is willing to do its part, and more, ^to grow wheat besides meeting
the great responsibility of growing cotton, of producing vegetable oils and
meal from cotton, peanuts and velvet beans; of growing rice, sugar and
other crops which the South alone can produce and for which no other
section can render help.
The South carries the banner for the largest percentage of acre in
crease in wheat 'in the country for the past season. It can retain that
banner. The great wheat belt of the West will have a big task to wrest
it from it.
Some Facts About Growing Wheat In The South.
The universal success attending the growing of wheat in the South
during the past season is evidence enough that it ,can be done again.
Wheat can be grown best on clay loams or sandy clay loams. The soil
should be broken as early as. possible and harrowed.
Varieties that have done well in a community are most likely the beat
The seed should be treated for smut/before planting. The formaldehyde
treatment is preferable.
Seeding in October is better than November in the South. A good
vigorous growth is desired before ?winter sets in.
Where theX Hessian FVy is found, wheat should not be sown until after
the first frost.
Better yields are obtained when the seed is drilled into the ground than
when sown broadcast.
1 Fertilizer can be applied in the drill. Generally speaking, a 10-2-2 fer
tilizer or similar brand will be found satisfactory and profitable at this time.
Don't be stingy with it.
Nitrate of soda or sulphate of ammonia can usually be. applied profitably
as a top dressing in early spring.
Remember that the time to select seed corn is in the field, from good
healthy stalks, that have a maximum number of ears placed right on the
Selecting good seed for the cotton crop next year should likewise be at
tended to while the plant is still growing. Tag the desirable stalks and"
keep the pickings separate.
Kill the bean and pea weevils and save the grain by treating them wita
carbon bi-snlphide. Pour 2 to 4 pounds on top of the grain and cover with
old sacks for 4S hours. Enclose them in tight boxes or other containers.
I' 'hey show up again, gas them again in the same way.
IJ. B. RUSSELL, .JR. . R* E, ALLEN
RUSSELL & ALLEN
85T, 859 and 861 Reynolds Street
Bonded Warehouse. Liberal advances on cotton in
storage. Correspondence invited^and consignments
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
Distributors of Marathon Tires and Tubes. None better, but our price
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
See our representative, C. E. May.
BARRETT & COMPANY
FISK C0RD TIRES
are made in the ribbed tread
familiarly associated with
Cord Tires and in the fa
mous Fisk Non-Skid Tread.
No matter which of these
tiresyou chooseyo? cannot
go wrong 1
They are big, sturdy,
siliency, speed, mileage,
safety and comfort.
Eidson-Yonee Motor Co.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
. Estey Organ New Price List
Below I give you pri?es on Estey Organs effective
\ August 1st, 1918. These pri?es ar? riet cash, and all
time sales bear interest at the rate of 8 per cent 'from
date. And the interest is added into the^ ?ice of the
. A stool and book is'included with each organ. All
organs have action 3*2, unless otherwise specified. This
action has eleven stops and two full sets of reeds of five
The terrific increase iii the cost of material and
prices for labor make these prices necessaiy. ?AU of
my prices are the same as are fixed by the factory,
plus $.5.00 per organ to cover freight.
Style No. 18 . . $100
St vie No. S onk . $120
Style No. .'3 walnut $125
Style yo. S walnut $140
Prices on church styles and the entire line furnished
on application. I have at present a full stock on
hand. Call and examine my entire line.
JOHN A. HOLLAND
The Greenwood Piano Man
PtEFEUENCE-The Bank of Greenwood, the oldest and strong
est bank in Greenwood County
Subscription Rates of the
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COLUMBIA, S. C.