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SPOKE UKE A PRO HET
Berlin; Jan :28.-(Cdrrespondence
f the Associated P~ress.)---Bick last
spring; when butter first began to
-un short, and the waiting lines first
6gah to form, two housewiyes were
uarreling ove their respective
ights in line. They quarreled so vo
iferously, that. they attracted the at
ention of a policeman.
Laboriously he separated the pair,
mnd, when he had placed them far
part, he addressed'them and all the
ther women in the long "butter
"Stop that controversy. Don't fight.
fou're not going to starve, but you
tre going to go hungry."
His words Were more effective in
he original German, because of the
similarity of the two verbs. "Ver
iungern werdet ihr nicht, aber hun
The policeman was no prophet, yet,
n March of 1916 he almost exactly
otlined a situation that now exists.
There are no longer butter lines,
md a few potato lines that began tc
'orm during - the last month of last
ear have been done away with. Or.
ranization has done that, though it
ias failed to supply any more buttes
han there was on hand in the spring
>r any more potatoes than there were
On the contrary, there is much lest
utter than there used to be, a fact
which is, attested to by the compari.
;on of fifty grams allowed each per.
;on per week now, as against 250 ir
he spring. There are less potatoes
end the visible supply at very besi
will last until next July-when a nev
iarvest will be in.
A summary of the German foot
situation today shows very little but
her, with little if any prospect thai
there will be more in the immediate
luture. An equally small amount of
nargerine or other substitutes for
autter. A supply of meat that does
1ot bid fair to increase because there
,s so little feed on which the cattle
an be nourished and fattened. A
ninimum amount of sugar, since less
hans the usual supply of sugar beets
vas raised in 1916, and a part of the
;upply has to go toward making
hemicals. An almost complete fail.
ire of the potato crop, so that the
aread ration is to be "stretched" with
aarley instead of potato flour, to the
:onsequent diminishing o fthe beei
;production. An almost neglible sup.
ply of coffee and a very slender
amount of tea.
On the credit side of the ledget
Stand the vegetables that were raised
in great quantities (luring the past
summer, and that with Grmer
houghtfulness and system have been
dried in great quantities, and will be
available for the winter. Likewise
here are great quantities of marma
ade, or near-marmalade, which have
)ecn stored up as a substitute for
)utter. The substitute is very poor
>ut better than nothing.
The average German will insist
:hat Rumania stands on the credit
side of the ledger, too, and that it is
a big item. But it is extremely prob
ible that the amount of food found
n Rumania is far smaller than had
icen anticip~atedl. Turkey, Bulgaria
Iungary and. Austria, all also havc
iclaim on whatever there may be,
l'hough Germany is running the mili.
ary situation in Rumania, Germany
s very far away. 1Her authorities
inve known for weeks that there was
ittle to expect from Rumania, and
iave tried to break the evil news
cently. First came/hle announcement
hat the size 'of the supplies captured
vas unknown, then the wvord that
that ever might be found would not
>C used but kept as a reserve.
It is, of course, the big German eit
es that are suffering, and that are
coing to suff er increasingly as the
va'r continues. Lack of transporta
ion facilities is an increasingly im-.
Germany, which before the war had
omewhat more than ample freight
'ars for its own needls, now has to
ike the same number of ears, ap-.
)roximately, d!o for all of the Grmat'
mp~jire, nea;rly all of Belgiunm, North
irn F'rance, all Poland, andl a bigt
piece of Russia, in addition to Serbia
Montenegro and the biggest half oi
Rumania. Only a relatively smnai
number of cars chptured in Belgin
have been added to the German roll.
As the war has gone on the condi
tion of this rolling stock has (lete
riorated steadily, and scarcely any ol
t has been replacedl. A shortage ol
ails has not allowved the proper car<
Is to be dronedc. It loads to serlous
elmeents, Ufver, Ind~igestion, l'iles
Sick Headache. P~isone d System an1
escore o? othier troubles follow.
Don'ti.et Const ipation lest.
Kee yor Rdnes.Liver and Bowels
offermented, inssy foods.
Nothlng better than
All Drugglsts 25 cents
$AIFAiN OR MONY A
Writes of Almost Incredulous Re
covery. of Ifealth.
"From four years of nervousness
and weakness coupled with Pellagra
and total inability to work, to health
mad strength which enables me to
:hop all day, is an. almost unbeliev
ible step writes Mr. B. S. Lathem, a
prosperous farmer of Townville, S. C.
"But I am here to bear witness to
the marvellous curative power of eul
"For four years I have scarcely
known what it is' to be able to do
any work, liu now thanks to Sul
ferro-Sol, of which I have taken three
bottles, I am able to do a hard days
work every day. Until. just recently
I as hardly able to even write. Sul
ferro-Sol has done for me what no
other remedies seemed able to do, and
I- consider this wonderful remedy a
blessing to mankind."
Sulferro-Sol can be found at any
Drug Store. If your Druggist does
not have Sulferro-Sol he will order
it for you. The Murray Drug Co.,
Columbia, State Distributors.-adv.
of what cars there are; hot boxes on
both passenger and freight cars are
every-day occurrences. The engines
have now to draw such heavy loads
that they are going to pieces faster
than they used to.
Feed and fodder conditions for Ger
man live stock improved somewhat
through last year's harvests, but only
somewhat. The cattle are still thin
and scraggly. The milch cattle give
less than ever and there is little milk
that can be spared for cheese. Th6
tattle, when slaughtered, give less
neat than they used to, and so horse
..cat azs had to be resorted to in a
legree that is unprecedented.
The available supply of swine has
never recovered from the original
German mistake of 1914 and 1915,
when millions of pigs were slaughter
3d to save the food that they devour
-ed, only thereby reducing the supply
of fat to a dangerous point. The
Germans have never forgiven them
selves for that -short-sightedncss.
The same in a measure holds true
af sugar. There had been an over
upply in 1914, andl solemn warnings
went out not to plant so much land
to sugar beets, and more to grain.
The peasantry followed the advice too
literally, and Germany awoke to find
that she had hardly more than enough
sugar for purposes other than food.
So the big cities are in part living
on saccharine now, and there isn't
enough of that.
The coffee "stretching" process be
gan last spring, and has continued so
diligently that real coffee is an al
most unattainable rarity, and the av
erage "coffee" that is available is so
poor as to be undrinkable for the
person used to real coffee. Substi
tutes such as chicory, herbs, mixtures
of all kinds, have taken coffee's place.
The most perfect organization and
system in the world has stepped in
andl so regulated food affairs that
DR. J. A. COLE,
Upstairs Over Weinberg's Corner
MANNING, S. C.
Phone No. 77.
G. T. FLOYD),
Surveyor and Civil Engineer,
Office Over HIiisehmann's Store.
LO)ANS N EGOTIATED),
On First-Class Real Estate Mortgages
PURD)Y & O'BRYAN,
Attorneys at Law,
MANNING, S. C.
J. W. WID)EMAN'
Attorney at Law
MANNING, S. C.
Omfees Adjoining "The Herald" Bldg.
W. C. D)AVIS
Attorneys at Law,
MANNING, S. C.
DuRANT & ELLERBE,
Attorneys at Law,
MANNING, S. C.
JOHN G. D)INKINS,
Attorneys at Law,
MANNING, S. C.
Office in Old Court House.
J. HI. LEaSESNE,
Attorney at Law,
MANNING, S. C,
RI. 0. Purdy. S. Oliver O'Bryan.
PURD)Y & O'BRYAN,
Attorneys and Counseldrs at Law,
every 'adult in the. empire is - y
well, assured o half a pourd of mat
a week. But iearly every odnce &o
that half pound is leanineat.' The fat.
rarely' reached 'the purchaser, for it
is jealously hoarded by the govern
System likewise has provided that
there shall be no more butter. riots,.
or bread riots or meat sines. There
is now a so-called "customers' list"
whereby each resident .of any large
city is registered with , one - dairy I
store, and one baker, and one butch
er. The customer has a number, and
on stated days may purchase his or
her quota of food by number. Gov
ernment secret service agents have
been busy ferreting out cases of ex
tortion and overcharging, and heavy
lines and imprisonments have been
salutory in their effect. Likewise the
custom of hoarding, which the Ger
mans call "hamstering" after the
animal "hamter" or groundhog hi
been discouraged to a great extent
')y fines, and other punishments.
During the final months of 1916
Germans of the wealthier class help
ed out their scanty larders with but
ter, eggs, cheese andI the like which
they procured from convenient "rel
itives" whom they discovered in Hol
land and Denmark. ow that has
been done away with. From the 1st
of January on the German Govern
.nent, through its Central Purchasing
Company, will buy all the food in ad
joining foreign countries that those
countries will or may sell, and will
distribute it equally in Germany.
Capitalizing Boll Weevil.
Right from the very heart of the
'poll weevil district in Alabama,
.vhere, upon the appearance of the
est three years ago the farmers
threw up their hands in despair,
!omes a letter from the leading bank
of Enterprise, Ala., to Gov. McCord
-f the Federal reserve bank at At
'anta showing that the conditions in
;hat section today are better than
aver before, and that the farmers of
that locality have got away from the
ill-cotton system for good, regardless
:f the weevil pest.
"The deposits of this bank," says
.he correspondent "have increased
nore than 40 per cent. within the
'ast 12 months, collections have been
nuch better, conditions generally
gave been very satisfactory, even
though this is our third year with the
weevil; and I attribute it all to diver
In other words, by the application
:f brains and modern, progressive
farming methods-by diversification,
,he raising of foodstuffs and livestock
-the farmers of weevil-scourged
southeastern Alabama have not only
beaten the pest, but have converted
ts advent into an absolute blessing.
The bank's statement to Mr. Mc
Cord together with a statement of the
Weans by which those farmers and
that community have brought to high
r state of prosperity and to a solider
ooting than ever in the past, appears
lsewhere upon this page; and should
'ie read and heeded by every farmer
in the South.
This, because therein is epitomized
the rgeat rural hope of the South;
therein is shown the wvay through
md beyond the weevil meance to
irosperity andl thrift. And what has
bcen (done in Alabama can be andl is
icing done in Georgia.
Once his system of farming-is put
into general application--the raising
of some cotton, together with corn,
peas, soy beans, peanuts, pork, beef,
butter andl eggs, etc--there will be
no weevil menace; it will have (disap-.
Andl the South will be better off for
t having conme andl taught its lesson.
A Dagerous Experimnent.
Parson Squire-I understand, dea
eon, that the church carpet is being
ruiinled by the wvater from dripping
D~eacon Goode--It is so, parson, and
something has got to be done."
"Why not have a rack in the vesti
bule and letive the umbrellas there
insteadl of carrying them to the
"I am afraid it would destroy the
solemnnity of the benediction."
"You think so?"
"Yes; everybody would want to be
first out so as to gct the best one."
New York Herald.'
Nothing Like Latin.
Andrew Jackson wvas once making
a stump spleech out west, in a small
village. Just as he was concluding,
Amos Kendall, who sat behind him,
"Tip 'em a little Latin, general.
They won't be satisfied without it."
The man of iron will, instantly
thought of a few phrases he knew,
andl in a voice of thunder woundl up
his speech by exclaiming:
"E pluribus unum--sino quo non!
-ne plus ultra l---multum in parve!"
The effect was tremendous, and the
shouts could be heard for miles.
IADROST INT R}II I
ondition Was So Bad She .Began
to rear She "Would Not Live
*A YEAR OF MISERY
tut Shp Now Says "I Want to
Live, for I Find Pleasure in
"From an invalid to a healthy and
veil - and strong woman 'was the
hange Tanlac made In my health,"
leclared Mrs. Genie McGrady, of
21 Ninth St., Olympia, a sulfurb of
Jolumbia, in a statement she gave
n endorsement of Tanlac.
"For a year or more before I took
'anlac I had not been able to work.
ny. I had been keeping a boarding
Louse, but my health became so bad
..had to stop that, and I even got
o where I could not sweep the floor
f a room ,without being completely
mxhausted when it was c.o:e. My
ystem was badly run clown , and
veakened, and I had wasted away
intil I was hardly more than skin and
"I had no appetite at all and I had
o force down what I did eat,. and
ifter I would eat a few bites I would
eel puffed up and tight as a' drum.
suffered a lot with stomach trouble, ,
nd I had the headache almost all
he time. Many a time I have had
t headache so badly that I would not
cnow anything for three 'or fou -
lours. I could not, do my housework,
ior anything else, and I had begun
;o fear I would not live long. I was
io very miserable and sick and had
:o many troubles that I really did.d
iot care whether I lived or died.
".The endorsement a friend gave of
['anlac, in which he told of what Tan
ac did for his wife, iuluenced me to
;ake Tanlac, too, and about the time
Sfinished taking the first bottle my
usband became ill with typhoid fever
mnd I nursed him day and night for
wer four weeks and held up well.
ender the strain. I could not have
lone this, though, had it not been
.hat Tanlac had helped me so much
n every way, and by being able to,
lo that hard work shows just holy
inuch the first bottle of Tanlac helped
"I took another bottle after my
iusband got well. I am now work
ing and I am doing all my housework,
too, and I feel well and strong, and
[ could not even sweep a floor before)
[ took Tanlac, I was so weak. (8
"Tanlac is a wonderful miaicine
and it proved that by what it did
For me. It gave me a good appetite,
relieved those headaches, and ma
rne take the interest in life that
used to. I want to live now, for
n'l pleasure in life. I am happy
and strong and well now and am
"I had been sick about three years
before I began taking Taniac, and I y4
bmad been very wveak and sickly the
year before I took it, and I had taken
aver so many medici:-.:s, but Tanlac
Aid me by far more good than any
Ather medicine I ever took."
Tanlae, the Master Medicine, is
sold by Dickson's Drug Store, Mar4y
mnag; L. W. Nettles, Jordan; Shaw'
& Plowden, New Zion; Farmers' Sup
ply Co., Silver; D. C. Rhame, Sum
"Bills" in Trhe Newes4t WVest.
Helena, Mont., January 13, bills inJ'
Hiouse Bill 4,320, by Gosh, reguiat
ing the length of hatpins, coupling
pins, safety pins, rolling pins and
House Bill 4,321 by Gum, regu:tt
ing the size of bank roils.
Hiouse Bill 4,322 by Gee, amending
the law of gravitation.
Hoase Bill, 4,323, by Hleck, reiial
ing the moral law.
House Bill '42P7. by Gad, amending
the lawv of supply A..a d1rr.-md.
House- Bill 4J 8, by Griclev.pdE
pealing the first l' mw of nature.-Ana
A young widlow was asked why she
was,. going to get married so soon
after the death of her first husband.t
'Oh, lal" she said, "I (do it to prever4
fretting myself to cdeath on addount
of clear TIom."-Washington Star.
LAXMOS Is an improvedu Casc
(a tonilc-laxatk'e) pleas ~ ak
ru LA.X-FtO the Casci;. y~e
the additin of certain hea ?cheth
leais which icrease the ce(: .:Vof t
Cascara, muking it better a
Cascara. LAX-FOS ia p1 t to
ad dae not gripe nor dira ..., atomaec
Adapfd to children as wvell us adttlt
Yust try one bottle for constipation.