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/. L. MIMS,._..Editor
Published every Wednesday in The
Advertiser Building atSl.bO per year
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be published
unless accompanied by the writer's
Cards of Thanks, Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, August 22
Unofficial Report of Local Ex
The exemption board has been
strenuously engaged for nearly six
weeks, the work being far more
voluminous and arduous than the
average citizen realizes. The local
exemption board succeeded the
board of registration and under the
regulations gave the "Red Ink"
numbers to the registration cards
and made the lists which were for
warded to Washington for drafting.
After the drafting waa reported
from Washington the work of mak
ing ready for the physical examin
ations began. The board acting
under the regulations called 400'
men for examination on August 4-,
6 and 7, this being double the
county's quota. Having failed to
secure thy necessary number from
this call, the board called 400 ad
ditional men for examination for
August 17, 18 and 20. From the
total of 8u6 men called for examin
ation the board, unless reversed in
a eTeat number of cases by the Dis
trict Board, will secure the county's
quota and also a necessary reserve
lu addition to .the quota.
Up to this date 768 men have
been examined physically and of
this number 284 were discharged as
physically deficient. One hundred
and eleven claims for discharge
ha*ve been granted and more than
160 additional applications for dis
charge have been filed and will be
passed upon after affidavits have
been submitted as provided in the
regulativ*. A totai of 193 men
have bsen accepted and certified to
the District Board for military serv
ice, but notice of appeal will be filed
with the local hoard in some of
The board has had official notice
that 30 per cent, of the county's
quota will be ordered for mobiliza
tion September .3. The others will
be ordered out soon after that date.
The board will experience no diffi
culty in having a sufficient number
of men ready for military service as
the calis for moblizatiuQ are issued
from the government.
Still Doing "Trench Duty."
The editor of The Advertiser is
still doing "trench duty" for the
government. However, after an
other week, the work of the exemp
tion board will be considerably
lighter and more time can be given
to The Advertiser. For the present
we beg the indulgence of our read
Ink for Labeling Bottles.
In a small bottle place an ounce
jand a quarter of methylated alcohol,
add a half-ounce of shellac, and when
this last ls dissolved immerse the bot
tle in hot water until the solution ls
warm. Then add slowly, while stir
ring rapidly, a solution composed of
.one hundred and fifty grains of
borax dissolved In two ounces of
water. Finally add coloring matter to
?suit, four or five grains of methyl vier
tlet being satisfactory and dissolving
well upon shaking. This makes a very
fine waterproof ink for writing the la
bels upon bottles and for other pur
iposes about the darkroom.
Dear Old Husband.
The superstition about the word
"husband" is not yet slain. Recently
a philologist went into a church and
heard a young curate discourse on
marriage. "Think." he said solemnly,
"of the beautiful idea underlying the
..word 'husband'-houseband, the band
,or bond of the house." The phlloio
jgist had difficulty in restraining himself
"from laughing aloud. The "band" of
'the word "husband" Is merely a cor
'ruption of the Scandinavian "bonde,"
Hardy's Church, Aug., 28-29.
10:00 A. M.-Executive committee
W. M. S. Session
Delegates will be seated by divi
sions, wearing their colors.
Music will be furnished by ' North
10:30 A. M.-Devotional, Mrs. A. B.
Hymn, "Jesus Calls Us."
Calendar topic for day.
Welcome, Miss Marjorie McKie
Response, Mrs. W. J. Gaines.
Superintendent's address and chart
report, Mrs. J. L. Mims.
Report of division presidents with
charts, Mrs. B. N. Talbert, Mrs. Julia
Prescott, Mrs. J. M. Bussey.
Payment of expense fund.
Presentation of badges to honor roll
Chart reports of secretary and treas
urer, Mrs. Prescott Lyon and Miss
Vocal solo, Mr. Henderson.
Western Division Institute, our school
of methods, Mrs. W. O. Whatley.
Aged Ministers' Relief, Mrs. W. B.
. Message from State President, Mrs.
W. E. Lott.
Recommendation of executive com
Election of nominating committee.
Appointment of committees on time
and place and resolutions.
Appointment of messengers to Edge
field association at Rehoboth church.
Y. W. A. Session.
Miss Emmie Lanham presiding.
2:30 P. M.-Processional of young
Devotions. Mrs. C. J. Dennis.
Greetings, Miss Sallie DeLaughter.
Roll Call with verbal report from
Distribution of apportionment cards
Address of Y. W. A. superintendent,
Miss Emmie Lanham, with chart.
Address, Mrs. George E. Davis of
Demonstration, "Lasting Founda
tions," ten girls of Republican church.
Payment of expense fund for Y.
South Carolina's Place in Southern
Union, Mrs. J. W. Peak.
State Missions at Edisto, Mrs. W. H.
Mission Study, Mrs. W. S. Middleton.
Sunbeam Session, Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman
10:30 A. M.
Hymn, "Jesus Calls Us."
March of children.
Devotional, prayer calendar topic for
the day, Mrs. J. T. Grffiis.
Motto Scripture by Sunbeams.
Greetings, "Estelle Cooper.
Response, Lillian Pattison.
Roll call of bands, each presenting a
Distribution of apportionment cards
Payment of Sunbeam expense fund.
Presentation of badges to honor roll
Address and chart report by Mrs.
Mamie N. Tillman. Superintendent of
Solo by Ruth Prescott.
The Red Man, Eleanor Minis.
Victory Meeting of Honor Roll Band,
presented by Mrs. Walter Stephens'
Recitation, Margaret Courtney.
Message from jState.president, Mrs.
W. J. Hatcher.
Mr. Lake's Sunbeam Song.
"The Mother on the Sidewalk,"
Message from State Corresponding
Secretary, Miss Kellah Fair.
Folks Need a Lot of Loving,"Red
Oak Grove Sunbeam.
Characters from Miss Lula Whilden's
Report of committees on literature
and personal service.
2:30 P. M.-Music.
History of Woman's Work in Edge
field Association, Mrs. J. C. Mims.
Report of nominating committee.
Election of officers.
Report of committee on time and
place and resolutions.
Report of committee on obituaries.
Vocal Solo-"In His Presence,"Miss
Reading, "When Earth's Last Pic
ture is Painted," Miss Jennie Pattison.
"Shall We Gather at the River."
?ucSkf era's Arnica Salve
The Best Solve In The World.
QUICK AID GIVEN WOUNDED
Rapid Treatment After Battle anti
New Cleansing Methods Save
Lives of Many Soldiers.
Lieut. Col. Gilbert Barling, C. B., a
famous English surgeon who Is con
sulting surgeon to the great base hos
pitals at Rouen, which accommodate
15,000 patients, says that since the war
began Immense strides have been made
In the surgery of the battlefield. Two
improvements that may be noticed as
having taken place since the outbreak
of hostilities, writes a coi respondent of
the New York Times, are In connection
with the rapid treatment of the wound
ed after a big battle and the cleansing
Five or ten miles behind the fighting
sufficient casualty clearing stations
each holding about 1,000 men-have
been organized to deal with all the
casualties that may reasonably be ex
pected, so that once a man Is picked up
by the stretcher bearers he receives
'adequate treatment within a very short
time. Here also Is a special hospital,
perhaps of 50 beds, for abdominal
cases, which are the most urgent.
In the old days such wounds, because
of the delay before they could be treat
ed and cleaned, were generally consid
ered to be fatal ; but under the new
conditions, by which a man so hit is
placed in an ambulance and sent oft!
Immediately, If necessary, without
waiting for other wounded to be placed
in with him, the dangerous delay is
overcome, and the wound kept aseptic
and more amenable to treatment.
OIL TO BE KING IN FUTURE
Necessity for Petroleum Producta
Shown In War as Well as In In
dustrial and Domestic Life.
The European war Is without a
doubt doing more to direct general at
tention to the claims of oil and Its mul
tltudiness products than any amount
of advertising in normal times could
have accomplished, says a writer in
the Petroleum Review.
The prent Hash of arms on the con
tinent has from its commencement
shown that the necessity for the prod
ucts of petroleum In up-to-date war
faro is no less than In either the indus
trial circles or in domestic life. We
ure today ns much dependent upon the '
refined products of crude oil as we ace I
upon wheat and other necessities of J
life, and as time goes on, and the uses i
which are constantly being found for t
petroleum multiply, our dependency (
upon oil becomes the greater. j
It Is no surprise, therefore, to find
that not only are petroleum products c
generally commanding greater atten
tion than they ever before did, but 6
that a particularly healthy atmosphere v
permeates tfcose enterprises which '
have laid themselves out-and sue- '
cessfully so-to engage In the produc
tion, the refining, the transport or the
distribution of petroleum products.
There is, in short, no mistaking the .
fact that in the future oil will be king.
"Lallah Rookh" Centenary.
Is the war holding back any poem c
comparable with "Lallah Rookh," the ]
publication of which was delayed by ?
the Waterloo campaign, and took place *
Just a century ago? ?
Perhaps few read the famous Ori
ental romance nowaday*, but Moore's ,
reputation when he wrote it was such
that he was able to sell it when he
had scarce put pen to paper. Murray
offered 2.000 guineas for it, but the
poet's friends thought this too little,
and approached Longman, stipulating
that the price should be "not less than
the largest amount ever paid for a
poem." "That." said Longman, "was
the ?3,000 paid for .Rokeby,' " and on I
that basis a bargain was struck, the
publisher's only stipulation being that
Moore's poem should be equal to
Scott's In length. Even so, Longman
had the best of the bargain. Seven
large editions were sold within a year,
and a quarter of a century later Long
mans still regarded "Lallah Rookh" as
"the cream of copyrights."-Manches
Camphor groves may some day be
ns familiar to us as peach orchards
and orange groves. Agents of the de
partment of agriculture have found
that when planted in hedges 15 feet
apart camphor trees will yield each
year about eight tons of trimmings- to
the acre, from which about 200 pounds
of gum camphor can be distilled. At
p/esent prices that means a profit of
about $100 an acre. The camphor
trees are hardier than many of our
fruit trees, but are suited only to the
southern half of our country.-The
Major General (addressing the men
before practicing an attack behind the
lines)-I want you to understand that
there is a difference between a re
hearsal and the real thing. There are
three essential differences. First, the
absence of the enemy. Now (turning
to the regimental sergeant major),
what Is the second difference?
Sergeant Mifjor-The absence of the
general, slr.-London Tit-Bits.
Doing His Best.
"I hope you'll keep my photograph
next to your heart, Ferdy."
'Til keep lt as close as I can. I
hove no pocket In tho garment Imme
diately next to my heart."
"It is said the soldiers at the front
are smoking cigars made of roots,
barks and cabbage leaves."
"That may account for some of these
reports about noxious gases."
Will be Called on to Fill
Places of Men Called to
Colors by Draft.
PREPARE NOW. KEEP FIT
' AND STRONG. .
The draft has been completed,
and in a short time a million
healthy, young men will be called
away from the shop, desk, raine, or
held to prepare for the great task
of upholding the dignity and honop
of the nation and insure world
wide liberty and freedom.
It is upon the shoulders of the
women of the nation that the great
burden of carrying on the indus
tries ot the nation will fall. And
lhat indomitable, unconquerable,
American spirit will manifest itself
now as it did in the old days and
oar women will prove that the old
saying,"The hand that rocks the cra
dle is the hand that rules the world"
is equal to the occasion of keeping
But-you must be fit. The strain
will be tremendous. The majority
of women are unused to the steady
gjind of ten hours of manual labor.
There will be many backaches,
stomach disorders, kidney and blad
der trouble will be common and
many of the ailments peculiar to
women will become almost daily
Acid Iron Mineral is the solution
of the problem. It purifies the
blood, aids digestion, creates appe
tite, renews energy, increases
weight, stiengthens dormant mus
?les, tones up the system, brings a
aea?thj' color to the skin, and re
stores weak kinneys and bladder to
Acid Iron Mineral is not a "dope"
jr patent . medicine. It is a pure
latural iron preparation, obtained
"rom the only natural medicinal
ron mineral deposit of its kind
cnown to the world. In addition
,o three forms of natural iron, Acid
[ron Mineral contains potas^ura,
naenesiura, calcium, and sodium,
nedicinal properties wnich your
loctor will tell you are efficient in
he treatment of stomach, kidney
ind bladder disorders.
At all druggists in 50c and $1
rimber Land for Sale.
400 acres of land, well timbered,
md situate near Pleasant Lane
tbout nine miles North of Edge
ield. Will sell land or timber.
For terms apply to Benjamin
3oatwright, Ridge Spring, S. C.,
>r B. E. Nicholson, Attorney,
.5-2t. Edgerield, ?. C.
BITTERS Family Medicine.
I desire to announce
will operate the ginnery a;
You will find in my s
less Hulls at all times. B
To those who have in
each and every one, and
have not in the past given
business with them. Giv
1 expect to hold your busi
will use every effort to pie
My gins have been gi
results than I. My price
use 2 J to 2j pound baggin
your plans to gin with me
For the convenience <
A book for you to keep a
eveiy bale ginned, all seed
and ask for your book; thc
Always before selling
Woman's Committee ot the
Council of National Defense.
1. What id the Council of Nation
al Defense? ? body authorized by
Act of Congress in August, 191(3,
consisting of the Secretary of War,
the Secretary of the Navy, the Sec
retary Interior, the Secretary of
Agriculture, the Secretary of Com
merce, and the oecretary of Labor.
This Council was directed to nomi
nate the President, and the Pres
ident to appoint an Advisory Com
mission of not more than seven per
sons, helieved to be especially quali
fied to assist in its work.
2. What is the purpose of the
Council of National Defense? The
co-ordination of industries and re
sources for the National secu
rity and welfare and the crea
tion of a new and direct channel
of intercourse and co-operation be
tween men and women and all de
partments of the Government. The
Council has power to organize sub
ordinate bodies and committees.
The Woman's Committee of the
Council or' National Defense is ouch
3. What is the purpose of the
Woman's Committee of the Council
of National Defense? So to co-or
dinate the activities and the re
sources of the organized and un
organized women of the country
that their power may be immedi
ately utilized in time of need, and
to supply a new and direct channel
of communication and co-operation
between women and governmental
4. By what method is the Wo
man's Committee co-ordinating the
woman's power? By the organiza
tion of State Divisions which in
turn organize local units of all wo
men's associations and societies
without regard to creed, purpose,
or color. Women not belonging to
any organized societies are open to
5. What are the Departments of
the Woman's Committee?
1. Registration for Service.
2. Food Production.
3. Food Conservation.
4. Women in Industry.
5. Child Welfare.
0. Maintaining Existing Social
7. Safeguarding Moral and Spir
8. Educational propaganda.
9. Liberty Loans.
10. Red Cross and Allied Re
6. What are the resources open
to the Woman's Committee for car
rying out its program? All Gov-i
ernments are open to the Woman's
Committee. Their experts are ad
visors of the Committee and
through the Committee go out to
women direct, the prompt and au
thoritative requests and information
which the Government wishes to
pass on to them.
8. How is the Woman's Com
mittee of the Council of National
Defense supported? Its mern
'S of the Oil
that 1 have leased the plant fro
> heretofore. I will buy seed
tock both Feed and Fertilizer I
ly prices will be in line with pr
the past patronized the Oil Mi
earnestly solicit their continiK
the Mill their business, 1 shall
e me a trial is all I ask. It is i
ness. 1 fully understand this,
ven a complete overhauling, an
for ginning will be as LOW a:
ir, which will be furnished at
; if not your entire crop, any p
)f my customers I have had ma
complete record of your cotton
[ sold and every bale sold. Gil
re is one here for you. Keep
seed or buying feed, get my
RED OAK GROVE.
(Continued from First Page.)
Griffis from Cleora were guests in
our town last week.
Mrs Mamie Bussey and Miss
Marie have returned from a visit
to North Augusta.
Rev. P. H. Bussey is with his
home folks this week.
Our sister churches, Red Hill,
Republican and Modoc. also Anti
och and Rehoboth have enjoyed
good meetings, having good and
able men to comp to their rescue.
Brother Brooke of Johnston, Gaines
ot Trenton, and Jones of Edgefield.
It was fcuch a good and wise idea
that the pastorless churches try to
Chairmen of Council of Defense
for Townships of Edgefield.
Blocker-Miss Ida Timmerman,
Collier-Miss Ellie Mathis, Col
Collins-Mrs. Lyttle Young,
Hibler-Miss Maggie Winn,
Johnston-Miss Orlena Cart
Meriwether-Miss Lila Lanham,
Moss-Miss Sara Nicholson,
Pickens-Miss Sallie Dunovant,
Talbert-Miss Lucille Culbreath,
Wise-Trenton-Mrs. P. B. Day,
Chairmen for the other townships
will be awarded as soon as I hear
S. E. Rainsford, Chairman.
Free of Charge.
Any adult suffering from cough,
cold or bronchitis, is invited to call
at the drug store of Collett &
Mitchell and get absolutely free, a
sample bottle of Bosebee'sxGerman
Syrup, a soothing and healing reme
dy for all lung troubles, which has
a successful record of fifty years.
Gives the patient a good night's
rest free from coughing, with free
expectoration in the morning.
Regular 6izes, 25 and 75 cents.
For sale in all civilized countries.
FOR SALE-A good cow fresh
in milk. For price, etc., apply to
P. W. Cheatham,
22-2t. McCormick, S. C.
hers serve without compensa
tion. The Council provides head
quarters, an Executive Secretary,
clerical help and franking privi
9. Where are the headquarters of
the Woman's Committee of Nation
al Defense? The headquarters pro
vided by the Government are at
1814 N. St., N. W. Washington,
m the Addison Mills, and
and sell meal and hulls.
deal ; also, loose and Lint
evailing markets on Seed
ll I wish to thank them
;d favors. To those who
appreciate a chance to do
ip to me to satisfy you if
and with this in view I
d no one can assure better
j the LOWEST. I will
reasonable prices. Make
art will be greatly appr?
cie a lot of record books,
i crop-every bale picked,
i your first bale with me
your record, don't guess
prices. I will save you
J. G. ALFORD,
Edgefield, S. C.