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Striking Switchmen Will Go
to Jail But Not Back to Work.
Cleveland, Ohio, April 23.-Five
hundred striking railroad switchmen
at a mass meeting late today agreed
unanimously to go to jail rather than
return to work after officials of the
department of justice requested the
S strike leaders to notify the men that
all of the approximately 1,500 strik
ers would be arrested if they did not
return to work by tomorrow morn
ing. This was after John Sawken, de
parement of justice agent, who at
tended the meeting, had demanded
that the strikers' leaders order the
men to return to work or themselves
go to jail.
The government warning given to
Frank J. O'Rouke, president of the
Cleveland Yardmen's Association, by
Sawken brought a noisy demonstra
tion from the men at the meeting
"I have just been informed by the
department of justice representa
tives that every man of us will go to
jail unless we gb back to work,"
O'Rourke said to the meeting
' "Every man who wishes to avoid ar
rest by returning to his job will kind
ly rise and leave the room."
Not a man moved.
"Every man who chooses prison
bars to starvation wages will rise,"
The 500 men rose in a body, cheer
ing and shouting.
"We'll all go to jail," they shout
ed as their leaders tried in vain to
District attorney Wertz, who au
thorized the presentation of the ul
' timatum, v)as hoping tonight the men
would return to work without mak
ing it necessary to invoke drastic
Pittsburg, April 23.-The charters
of twelve lodges of the Brotherhood
of Railway Trainmen in the Pitts
burg district have been revoked be
cause of the members participated
in the unauthorized strike, according
to a statement issued here tonight
by G. H. Sines, vic?-president of the
Chicago, April (23.-Several thou
sand striking railroad workers at a
mass meeting today refused to take
action to end the unauthorized walk
out, now in its fourth week in the
Chicago terminal district.
The meeting was called by John
Gr?nau, president of the outlaw Chi
cago Yardmen's Association, and
Harold Reading, head of the United
Enginemen's Association, "ip clear
?up the entire situation."
Definite Results Shown in Bat
tle on Prices.
Washington, April 23.-Attorney
General Palmer said today that he
was convinced from reports to the
department of justice "that definite
results are now showing themselves"
in the government campaign to force
down living costs. Mr. Palmer said
that while the drop had only
"been slight in the last month, the
?campaign had acted as a brake
against rising prices.
"Reports coming to- the depart
. ment from its fair price commission
ers," the attorney general said, "in
dicate that the decreases are princi
pally due to the driving out of profit
eering margins of trade. The fair
?price commissions have been unusu
ally successful in the last 60 days in
getting the trades to enter into agree
ments limiting their margins of prof
it on given articles on which the deal
ers themselves have admitted taking
generous profits. *
? "In some lines it has been found
that no reductions could be effected
with fairness to the dealers. Some ar
ticles, particularly clothing, however,
"have dropped as much as 15 per cent
in cost to the consumer, while the
average of all articles represents a
smaller percentage of decrease."
JVIr. Palmer said that thus far the
.overall movement, although he be
department had taken no part in the
lieved that the movement indicated
*'a purpose on the part of the public
to buy more carefully." He said this
would go a long way toward elimi
.nating unfair prices.
233 Dead, 630 Injured $2,000,
000 Loss of Late Dixie
birmingham, Ala.,' April 23-In
formation received here direct from
the stricken areas, together with re
ports at the offices of the governors
of -Mississippi and Alabama today,
gave the following toll of the torna
do, which swept through this section
3ast Tuesday: . ?
Mississippi-150 dead, 100 injured
Alabama-78 dead, 500 injured.
Tennessee-5 dead, 30 injured.
Families made homeless in the
thrse states total close to 500 and
losses in livestock and property will
Winston, Marion, Madison and
Frai.klin counties bore the brunt of
?he terrific storm in Alabama. Many j
victims were killed outright by fly
ing timbers from their -wrecked
homes, others were maimed by the
blast which swept away buildings and
trees. Crops were ruined arid famers
with their only source of livelihood
destroyed have been forced to de
pend upon charity for food and
Farm Labor Shortage Will Cut
Production is Meridith's
Washington, April 23-A shortage
of farm labor, which will be as acute
as that of 1918, threatens to curtail
food production on American farms,
Secretary of Agriculture Meredith
said today in an appeal to business
men and college students to spend
their vacations working on farms,
particularly in harvest fields.
The supply of farm labor is only
72 per cent of normal, carefully
compiled reports to the department
indicate, compared with 84 per cent
last year. The fact that the present
situation exists, despite an increase
of 15 to 25 per cent in wages paid
farm hands, is regarded as highly
important by Secretary Meredith. As
a result more acreage will be put in
to grasses and other crops requiring
a minimum of labor.
Relieve Sugar Shortage.
New York, April 24.-"Boycott
candy, pastry and soda water for
thirty days,." was the advice today of
Commissioner of Markets Edwin J.
O'Malley, to relieve the sugar short
age, which ne attributed not to the
real lack of supply but rather to the
fact that the available supply has
been secured by manufacturers. Man
ufactftrers who hold vast quantities
of sugar would quickly release suffi
cient to' meet all household demands
if the purchase of manufactured
sweets ceased, he declared.
Mr. O'Malley maintained that no
actual shortage of supply exists, but
that lack of private control regula
tion permits manufacturers to get
practically all the sugar, while public
markets get but little. Tremendous
fruit wastage will occur this year, he
added, unless means are afforded for
housewives to get sugar for canning.
Transients in Overalls.
The weaing of overalls, however,
popular the fad may become, will not
reduce the high cost of clothing. It
is a misdirected movement which
finds its expression in the overall
clubs springing up here and there the
country over. There is virtue in over
alls, however, nor is it difficult to con
ceive of their employment to the end
of bringing relief from the H. C. L.
In stead of business and profes
sional men donning denims as a pro
test against the present quotations
on clothing, if the wearers of over
alls would do the work which usual
ly calls for the wearing of these hon
orable habiliments, .putting in an
honest day's work for an honest
wage-if, we say, there were more
wearers of the overalls for this pur
pose-we should be making prograss
toward more reasonable prices, not
only in cW-hing, but in all other com
What the present ?it?ation calls
for is more man-power, and steadier
man-power, to keep the wheels of in
dustry turning-increased produc
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start that bank account.
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard,
E. J. Mirna, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Ai
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard,
Parker, A. S. Tompkins, B. B. Bc
tipn to provide a nearer balance be
tween supply and demand-only
through which will we get eventual
ly out of the woods. For business
men, lawyers, doctors and politicians
to strut about in overalls there is no
excuse. Unless these transients in
tend to help out in the man-power
shortage and to live up to what the
country has the right to expect of
those whose work is of a nature that
calls for this sort of clothing, they
may as well wear varicolored bands
about their hats for all the effect
on old High Cost.-Columbia Rocord
GUARD YOUR CHILDREN'S
Future Physical Condition De
pends on Health During
HEALTHY CHILDREN RED
Pepto-Mangan Restores Pale, Thin,
Anemic Children to Normal
I Parents with the best interests of
their children's health and happiness
at heart, watch their children very
carefully during the years when the
foundation for future health is being
Prompt attention should be given
the boy or girl who seems listless,
who doesn't laugh, romp and play
lil"* other children, whose appetite
is poor, and whose body is undeyek
oped. The condition of such children
is often caused by thin, impoverished
blood. If the blood lacks the neces
sary richness to supply the body with
nourishment, good health is impossi
Gude's Pepto-Mangan is particu
larly beneficial to pale, thin, listless
children. Pepto-Mangan is exceeding
ly pleasant to take-no child will re
fuse it, and it soon increases the sup
ply of rich, healthy blood, ceating
thousands of the tiny red-blood cells
that carry vigor to every part of the
Pepto-Mangan is prepared in tab
let as weyy as liquid form. Both pos
sess exactly the same medicinal qual
" Gude's" is the only genuine Pep
to-Mangan. Look for . the name
"Gude's" on the package. If it is hot
there, it is not Pepto-Mangan.-Adv.
! Farmers, Attention!
Write or see me for delivered
prices^ on rat, fire and lightning*
proof metal corn cribs. Can fur
nish them in any oapacity. Shape
either round, oblong, or square.
Can furnish partitions for large
cribs. Absolutely rat and fire proof.
A permanent farm improvement,
first cost cheaper than wooden con
Write tne at Bamberg, S. C.
W. E. STOKES,
A?rent for EdgefieH Co.
FOR SALE: Home raised corn,
shelled or in the shuck, at $2.25 per
A. S. MILLER,
Trenton, S. C.
WU Surely Sf OD Thai Couch.
Essex and Maxwell
Now that the period of bad roads has passed and the balmy spring weather has
come we want to demonstrate the superior qualities of the celebrated Essex and
Maxwell cars to persons in Edgefield who contemplate buying cars.
We claim, and make good the claim, that there are no better cars on the market
for the money than these cars. We have satisfied users of Essex and Maxwell
cars over Edgefield county who have put them to a severe test and can testify
Come in and let us give you a demonstration. We have the cars already in our
salesroom. You will not have to wait for delayed delivery.
If radiator trouble see our
Hamilton Auto Co.
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eve the Thornhill way
For spokes and axles tough second growth highland hickory is
used For hubs and felloes the sturdy white oak is preferred.
This wood grows upon the mountain side. The ground is hard
the climate severe. It has to fight for life. It has nearly twice
the etrength of oak and hickory that grows under softer condmons.
Outdoors under shelter it remains For three to five years. Th?
sap dries in it, giving it a strength that's kin to steel.
Trussed Bolsters and
Long Wear Beds
On the front bolsters of Thornhill wagons
are heavy iron plates running along top and
bottom-connected by rivets that run clear
through the bolster. Strength and lightness
are combined. . Rear gears are strongly
ironed. There are braces on both top and
bottom that extend the full length of the
Solid trust bars extend the full length of, thc
axles gi vulg them double strength.
If you examine the beds of Thornhill
Wagons closely you will see at once the
superiority of the construction. The
bottoms are re-iaforced over front and
Come in and examine this wagon for
yourself. We will take pleasure and
pride in showing you a Thornhill-The
wagon made of tough highland .oak and
hickory-with features all others lack.