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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 1917
Death of Mr. James P. Bean.
W. C. T. U. Met. Recep
tion in Honor of Mr.
and Mrs. Cox.
Mr. James P. Bean died on last
Wednesday evening at one of the
hospitals in Columbia, the im
mediate cause of his death being
pellagra, he having been suffering
from this about four months.
The body was brought to his
home here, being accompanied by
Messrs James D. Watson and J. C.
As long as his health permitted,
Mr. Bean was one of the town's
most activa citizens in whatever
pertained to its good, and he was
one of the town's most scholarly
and intelligent men. When his
health began to fail he was compil
ing an English grammar.
He was at one time a member of
the Legislature and private secre
tary for Senator B. R. Tillman,
when he was Governor. As a pub
lic speaker he was alwajs beard
with keen interest. He was a Chris
tian man, being a member of the
Besides his \?idow who was Miss
Beanie Ready, he leaves four
daughters, Misses Emmie Lou, Lot
tie, Bessie and Isabelle Bean, also
two half brothers, Messrs. Walker,
and three half sisters.
The funeral services were con
ducted on Friday morning in the
home by Rev. W. S. Brooke, being
assisted by Revs. Thacker and
Rester, and was attended by a large
concourse of friends and relatives.
There were many beautiful floral
designs sent bj* sympathizing friends
and from the various organizations
of the town. The body was laid to
rest in the Mt. of Olives cemetery.
Rev. W. S. Brooke has been
quite sick for a few days and was
unable ?ll the pulpit on Sunday.
The July meeting of the W. C.
T. IT. was held with Mrs. J. A.
Dopey on Friday afternoon, beinsr
conducted by Miss Zena Payne.
The meeting was a very interesting
one, there being many things to
discuss that were of great interest to
The Flower Mission, Mrs. H. T.
Eidson, Supt., had been well repre
sented during the month, and sweet
messages had been carried to the
sick by the flowers.
The report of the department of
"Soldiers and Sailors," Mrs. A. P.
Lott, supt., was heard with a great
degree of interest. The box of
Comfort Bags which had been sent
to Fort Bliss, Tex,, had beep, heard
from, and Chaplain Brand nor wrote
a most appreciative letter thanking
the L'nion for this kind thought.
He gave the bags out himself as he
saw best. Members have already
had notes of thanks from the re
ceivers of the bays. The Chaplain
stated that he was goin<c to order
hymn books and testaments for the
The matter of the motor am
bulance on the battle fields of France
was one in which each member felt
deep concern. This will cost ?10
00.00 and will be a gift from the
W. C. T. U., and floating over it
the white ribbon emblem with our
glorious flag. Such an ambulance,
with its blessed ministries to the
wounded and suffering will emphas
ize in a peculiar wav, the mother
love of the W. C. T. U. This
Union was very glad to make a
contribution of ?5.
The report of the visit to the
County Home on Jennie Cassady's
birthday, was told interestingly by
Mrs. O. D. Black.
The subject for the afternoon was
"Christian Citizenship," Mrs. P. B.
Waters being Supt., of this depart
ment. Several good selections
bordering on the subject were had
Rev. Tillman Asbell and children
are visiting in the home of the form
er's father, Mr. L. G. Asbell. Rev.
Asbell is now pastor of the Ninety
Six Baptist church.
Mr?. Watkins of Chappells is
visiting her "sister, Mrs. Albert
Mrs. King of Savannah, came last
week to be with her sister, Mrs.
Mamie Huiet, who has been ill for
the pait three weeks.
Mrs. J. A. Dizier and children
are at home from a week's stay in
Washington, D. C.
Messrs. M. W. Clark and W. W.
(Continued on Foutth Page.)
Rummage Sale and Chicken Din
At the store adjoining that of
L. T. May on Saturday next from
10 a. m. to 7 p. m., there will be a
rummage sale in the auspices of the
Daughters American Revolution,
the proceeds from which will go
towards purchasing wool for the
articles being prepared for the sail
ors on the battleship South Caro
There will be all kinds of second
hand clothing and pantry articles
contributed by the members and
Besides the Rummage sale, there
will be a dinner served consisting
of fried chicken and a varied menu
suited to as good and scarce a thing
as fried chicken. The price of din
ner will be forty cents.
Everybody who patronizes the
chicken, dinner and the rummage
sale will aid in giving comfort to
the sailors or our own battleship
South Carolina. One hundred of
these sets of sweater, mufflers and
mittens have very recently been
sent by the women of Kansas for
their own bat^eship Kansas, and
yet this is on,-~ a drop in the buck
et, compared ith what must be
done. The women are glad to do
all they can, and many are knitting
articles but the wool has to be sup
plied and is expensive.
Great Increase in Corn Yield.
Washington, D. C., July 16.
"The patriotic response of the South
to the appeal for food and feed
stuffs to meet the crisis brought
about by the war is shown by the
United States Agricultural Depart
ment's forecast of the yield of corn
this year," said President Fairfax
Aarrison of the Southern Railway
"For the states of Virginia,
North Carolina,- South Carolina,
Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Missis
sippi, Kentucky and Tennessee, this
year's corn crop is estimated at 001,
262,000 bushels, as compared with
49?,2864iQ?!?to,t,al8 last year, show
ing au increase of 106,020,000 bush
els, or 21 per cent.
We have in this country 104- vari
eties of domestic fowls which have
been described and recognized as
standard breeds. There are various
classifications. Among these are
such terms as fancy and practical;
egus and meit; according to their
place of origin, etc.
For instance, all of the recogniz
ed breeds are said to be practical
except the Bantams and Gamea
which are said to be fancy or orna
Under the so-called egg breeds
are grouped most of those that
originated around or near thc Medi
terranean Sea. They arc active
birds, largely non-sitting;, and do
not as a rule do well in close con
ti ne ment.
The Meditcrraean breeds are Leg
horns, Minorca;, Spanish and Anda
lusien. They are small, of excel
lent type and are noted for the
large number of eces they lay.
The Leghorns are typical and the
most popular of the group. They
are hardy; feathers lay snugly to
the body; weight is from three to
The American races contain what
is generally known as general pur
pose fowls or dual purpose fowls.
The Orphington is an English
breed, the others are all of Ameri
can origin. Among the most popu
lar are the Plymouth Rocks and
other Rocks, Wyandottes, Rhode
Is'and Reds, etc.
In the Asiatics, we have the Co
chin China, the Brahmas and the
Lang8hangs. These are generally
speaking the meat breeds. The
French is represented by the Hou
dan; the Dutch, by thfi Hamburgs;
Indian, by the Cornish and White;
the English by the Orphington, the
Dorking and Red Caps.-Farm &
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The Advertiser prints herew
exemption regulations as reeeiv
from the war department. In <
tail, every move that is necessi
for those who claim exemption i
any reason is given. Careful re?
ing of the regulations and the che:
ing off of those which apply
dividual cases, unless they ?
chauged, which is not at all like)
will guide one rightly, the vario
methods of selection that might
used have been published freely
the past few days, and in these reg
lations just how one will be notifi
if one is selected, and what ate
should then be taken, is explaine
(l.)-In every county in the Unit
States and for every city of ov
30,000 population there are one
more local exemption boards. Ea
of such boards is in charge of t
registration cards of persons regif
ered in the area over which t
board has jurisdiction of all clair
for exemption except those based i
industrial grounds. Find ont wh
board has your card and where ti
office of that board is.
(II) -In every federal judicial d
trict there are one or more distri
boards having appellate jurisdictic
over a number of local boards ai
having original jurisdiction i
claims for exemption on industri
grounds. If you intend to make
claim on industrial grounds, inclu?
ing agriculture, learn what distri
board to apply to.
Red Ink Serial Numbers.
(III) .-Every board has numbe
ed the cards in its jurisdiction wil
red ink in a scries running from
to the number representing the. tot
number of cards in its juris>fc?io
Lists showing the naines oi^^fsdi
in the jurisdiction of each boar
and the red ink number of each cai
are open for inspection at the offk
of each board.
Inspect the list and inform you
self of your red ink serial numbe
Order of Liability.
(IV.)-These red ink serial nun
hers are to be drawn by lot to di
termine the order in which regis
ered persons are to be called by tb
various local iboards. As soon .1
the drawing's complete lists shov
ing the order in which these re
ink numbers are drawn will be pul
lished iuRhe pr*>ss, and will be pos
ed at th?jbftice of each local board
t-io to?* your local board and fin
out the oi'dcr in which you stan
for cali. ^
Call For Examination.
(V.)-As soon as quotas are as
signed to each State anc each board
each board will call upon person
whose cards are in its jurisdiction
instructing them to present them
selves fer examination. This cal
will be posted at the office of tin
local board and the papers will b<
requested to print it. A notice wil
also be mailed to you, but the post
ing of the list at the office of th<
board will be deemed sufficien
notice to charge you with the dutj
of presenting yourself. The law
therefore, makes it your duty to in
form yourself when you are called,
The mailing is for your convenience
but if the letter never reaches you,
you cannot make that an excuse.
Watch the list at the office of
your board and see when you are
called for examination.'
(VI.)-You must report for phy
sical examination ou the day named
in your call.
(a) If you are found physically
disqualified the board will give you
a certificate which will explain to
you what your further duties are.
(b) If you are found physically
qualified and file a claim for exemp
tion within seven days after your
call you will be given ten days after
filing your claim of exemption to
file proof in support of your claim
of exemption. See (VII.) below.
(c) If you are found physically
qualified and file a claim for exemp
tion, or if you do not appear for
physical examination, your name
will be posted to the district board
as one who was called for military
service and **as not exempted or
discharged. On the 8th day after
call, or within two days thereafter,
copies of the list of persons so post
ed to the district boards will be giv
en to the press with a request for
publication, will be posted in a
place at the office of the local board
accessible to the public view, and
notice will be made to you at the
address on your registration card.
Therefore, watch the notices posted
in the office of the board about ten
days after the day you were called
and make arrangements for the
prompt receipt of mail.
Seven Days to File Claims of Exemption
(Except for industrial or agricul
(a) No claim of discharge on
account of the industry in which
you are engaged can be decided by
a local board. (See Par. XV be
(b) Whether you file a claim of
exemption or not, you must present
yourself for physical examination
on the day named in the notice.
From the day notice that you are
called is mailed you have seven days
in which you may file a claim of
exemption or discharge. The form
for filing this claim is simple. If
you wish to tile such a claim
(a) Go tu the board and get
form 110 for exemption or form 121
for discharge. If the board has
not the printed forms ask to consult
the form pamphlet and copy the
form shown there.
(b) Fill out the proper form and
file it with the board.
(e) Do this within seven days of
the posting and mailing of notice to
you to present yourself. The fol
lowing are the only grounds for
1. That you are an officer, legis
lative, executive, Or judicial of .the.
United Statesr a state or territory
or the District of Columbia. 3
2. That you are a regular or
duly ordained minister of religion.
3. That you were, on Maj' 18,
1917, a student preparing for the
ministry in any recognized theologi
cal or divinity school.
4. That you are in the military
or naval service of the United States.
5. That you are a subject of
Germany, whether you have taklm j
out papera or not.
6. That you are a resident alien
who has not taken ont first papers.
In addition to claims for exemp
tion claims for discharge may be
made on any of the following
grounds, which arc the only grounds
for discharge by a local board:
1. That you aro a county or
2. That you are a custom house
3. That you are employed by
the United States in the transmis
sion of mails.
4. That von are an artificer or
workman employed in an armory,
arsenal, or navy yard of the United
5. That you are employed in
the service of the United States
(under certain conditions). See
paragraph (e) of section 20, regula
6. That you .ire a licensed pilot ,
regularly employed in the pursuit ,
of your vocation. ,
7. That you are a mariner act- j
ually employed in the sea service of ,
any citizen or merchant vessel with- ,
in the United States. j
8. That you are a married man
with a wife of child dependent on
you for support.
9. That you have a widowed .
mother dependent on your labor for
10. That you have aged or in
firm parents dependent on your 1
labor for support.
11. That you are the father of '
a motherless child under 16 depend- 2
ent upon your labor for support. '
12. That you are a brother of
an orphan child oi children under i
16 dependent on your labor for sup- c
13. That you are a member of ?
any well-recognized religious sect s
or organization, organized and ex- r
istent May 18,1917, and whose then
existing creed or principles forbade
its members to participate in war in *
(Continued on Fifth Page.) 11
I. B. King Given Maximum
At the time The Advertiser went
;o press last week, the court was
mgaged with the trial of J. B.
ling apon the charge of forgery
md obtaining money under falee
iretenses. About six weeks ago
ling deposited with the Farmers
Bank on interest bearing accounts
i check for ?1,310.00 drawn by the
issistant cashier of the Georgia
Railroad Bank of Augusta on a
>ank in Atlanta, receiving there
'or a certificate of deposit for that
imount. Within two or three days
ifter the transaction in Edgefield
iing carried the certificate to a
janie in Augusta and borrowed ?700
m it. About this time it was dis
covered that the cashier's draft
vhich King deposited with the
Farmers Bank was a forgery. A
mort time after this King went to
Baltimore and placed an order with
i lithographing house for some
alank certificates of deposit for the
Bank of Johnston. The printers
lotified the bank at Johnston and
King was arrested and held until
Mr. VV. A. Byrd, the assistant cash
,er of the Farmers Bank, reached
Baltimore to identify him. He was
brought back to South Carolina by
Sheriff Swearingen and placed in
the penitentiary until brought to
Edgefield last week for trial. King
who is believed by many to be a
professional crook conducted his
awn defense and made his own ap
peal to the jury. However, the
iury was out only a few minutes be
fore rendering a verdict of guilty"
md he was given seven years,' the
maximum sentence under the law,
Soil Not Injured by Turning
The turning under of green vege
table matter will not ''sour" the
soil. Weeds, leghuraes, or other
plants mayjbe turned under without
fear''?f?u\? incurious action. ;. Crop
failures follow the turning under of
green crops, sometimes, but they all
also follow many other practices.
When the crops fail, after a green
crop has been turned under, the fail
ure may be due to lack of moisture
or a failure to cut np the green ma
terial and mix it with the soil, but
it is not due to "souring" of the
land. The acids formed by tiie de
cay of the green manures unite Lou
quickly with matcnais in the soil to
cause a sour soil to result from the
comparatively slow decay of organic
matter which takes place. An error
of this sort, which has been so
generally accepted by farmers for
so long a tinn', is hard to correct;
but we may an well shake ott this
time-honored fallacy about the turn
ing under of green crops so uri ns
the land. It has done enough harm
already and now that we know that
it is very seldom or never true it
should be dismissed and forgotten.
Making a Life.
We should remember that our
neighbors know us. They may not
always be fair in their estimate
of our activities, but they kuow our
character and are seldom deceived
in our motivos.
In addition to makins a living
an the farra we should strive to
tnake a life- We should do the
mings that help make the commu
nity, leave an influeuce that is ele
vating anions young people, and
:hus develop into ripe old age re
ined and benevolent citizens.
Not all of our energies should be
;aken in making a living. Some of
:he thought ordinarily given to less
raportant things should be given
.0 making a life.
Let the making of a life be par
imount among young people. If
.his be done there will always be a
iving commensurate with the life
i living that typifies and exalts the
ife that is wrorth living. >
This kind of character will be
vorth more than the wealth that
;ould be accumulated and the end
)f such a life will be the beginning.
Such a living makes life brighter
md better. Such a living is worth
naking.-Farm & Ranch.
To Preveut Blood Poisoning
pply at once the wonderful old reliarle DK
'ORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL. a sut
:icnl dressing that relieves pain and heals at
he sim?: time. Not a liniment. 25c. 50c. $1.00.
Drought of Month. Branches
Dried Up. Services at Har
dy's. Sunbeams Met.
W.M.S. Meet? Thurs.
We have been very dry for more
than a month no tv, and oh, my! how
the crops are suffering.
The branches have dried up, so
the cattle suffer for water; and the
grass has dried up, so makes so
much less cow product. And I
think it is having its effect on the
egg product, also, for the hens aro
not doing their duty.
The minks are killing all of Mrs.
Sallie and Fannie Bunch's chick
ens, both large and small.
The gardens are failing very fast.
Tomatoes have a blight and the
fruit rots from the bud, also many
of the vines are dying; peach trees
dying; fruit shriveled and dropping
off. Corn does not revive enough
during the night to uncurl its leaves.
'Tis distressing. And to think of
corn meal selling at $2.10 per bush
el at the mills.
We see some mosquitoes. We
euppose they come from the pools
of water left where the other parts
of the streams have dried up.
Messrs. Herbert and Harry Bunch
walked across the river to some of
the i?lands Saturday, it was so low.
As we were going across the North
Augusta bridge Saturday afternoon,
the river was pretty muddy, and we
said they must have stirred up lots
of red mud while they were playing
in the water UD the river*
We attended services at Hardy's
Sunday, and it was a shame there
were so few people present, and it
such a nice day, too. Mr. La4 A
was afc his post, although he was
pretty well worn out from nursing
his son, Edgar Lanham, who is
quite sick with fever. We hope he
will soon rally and be himself again.
The Sunbeams held their meeting
just after the services were over,
and had a very nice little band.
They had two or three songs play
ed by little Miss. Estelle Cooper very,
nicely, and" they-^ang nicely, also.
Had some recitations. I did not'
learn by whom, except one by little
Mary Bunch, which Mrs. Walter
Stevens said was fine, called Shin
ing For Jesus." We are glad to
know the children are having train
ing that we failed to get in our
y on lil.
The W. M. S. will meet with
Mrs. Walter Stevens, Thursday
afternoon, July 1G. Hope to have
a full attendance, as that will be
the last meeting before the W. M.
C. Association in August.
31 rs. Julia Townes is spending
some time in Ninety Six with her
sisu-r, .Mrs. Geo. Anderson.
Mr. George Townes spent Sun
lay willi his brother, Mr. Frank
Mr. Earnest Ingram's, father,
mother, and two sisters are visiting
him. His mother is quite ill. Hope
she will soon be up again.
Mr. and Mrs. George Briggs are
visiting Mrs. Ellie Briggs.
Mr. James MeLaine's sister and
two children are visiting him. We
did not learn her name.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bunch went
up Sunday afternoon to visit the
latter's home folks.
Germany's Resources Depleted.
The censoring of all news matter
sent out of Germany prevents the
outside world from knowing actual
conditions that exist in Germany.
But occasionally, as shown by the
following paragraph from an ex
change, we read something that
gives an insight to real conditions
A Dutchman, importer of tulip
bulbs, whose place of business is in
New York, but whose family lives
in Holland, received a letter from
his mother recently which said:
"With plenty of money it is impos
sible for me to get enough to eat,
and poor kitty yesterday was com
mandeered by the government for
Germany. There are no cats any
more in Holland. All of them
have been sent to Germany for fats
of which they are, as you know, in
great need." The letter also stated
there are no dogs in Germany
1 every domestic animal pet has had
to give up its life for the fathor
land." The importer said it will
be impossible to import tulip bulbs
this year, as Germany is using them
for chemicals and for fodder. .