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Wednesday, August 29
Work of Local Exemption Board
The time for the mobilization of
the first increment of the military
forces raised through the selective
draft system, September 5, is ap
proaching and the local board of
Edgefield will be ready to comply
to the letter to orders already re
ceived. At first orders were is
sued to the effect that 30 per cent,
of the county's quota would be call
ed out, but Monday a telegram
was received reducing number to 5
percent which will be 10 men. These
are to be ali white men, as they are
to be utilized in getting everything
at Camp JacRSon in Columbia in
readiness for the others who are to
follow-40 per cent. September 19
and 40 per cent October 3. The
remaining 15 per cent, will be
ordered later in October.
The local board will order the
5 per cent to assemble at Edgefield
Wed nesday. September 5, and will
place one of the men in charge of
the squad who will be responsible
for them until' they reach Camp
Jackson in Columbia. The govern
ment, through the local board, will
arrange for their meals and railway
passage, the proper vouchers having
already been received by the local
As announced last week, the
board has called out S06 men for
examination and from this number
has secured the county's quota and
a sate margin in addition from
which to draw men should the army
surgeon reject some when re-exam
ined after mobilization. On our ,
front page this week we publish the
names of those who Lave been certi
fied to the district board by the
local board. ''Next week the names
of the others who have been accept
ed will be published.
Mr. Bettis Bouknight who was
accepted for military service by the
local bonni, ns shown by tho list :
published this week, was discharg
ed upon occupational or agricultur
al grounds by the District Board.
As soon as the local board re
ceives a certified list from Green
wood those who are to compose the
five per cent, to be ordered .out
September 5 will be officially noti
Tbe local board is receiving a
number of requests from persons for
postponement of mobilization in
order that they may assist in harvest
ing the crops. The local board has
no authority to grant such requests,
as this ia entirely in the hands of
the district board at Greenwood.
Monday afternoon while Mr.
Clyde Hamilton, accompanied by
Miss Fearce and Miss Smyer, was
gliding along in his Buick car near
the home of Mr. Frank Warren, be
tween Edgefield and Johnston, his
car skidded, turned over and injur
ed the three occupants quite pain
fully. Their many friends are de
lighted that the injuries were not
serious. A cow which was tied
near the road partly obstructed the
highway and in passing around the
offending animal the front wheel
sank in deep saud causing a near
serious accident. As the accident
was not due to fast or careless driv
ing, no blame is placed upon Mr.
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RED OAK GROVE.
Ordinance of Baptism Admin
istered at Red Hill and
Mountain Creek. Circle
No. 2 to Meet.
The great "war-times'' under
which our people are now existing
has revealed to me, more interest in
Biblical history, while I'm free to
a conception of the milleninum, is
too far beyond my comprehension.
The Captivity of Judah, our last
Sunday's lesson was quite in com
parison to the present upheaval.
We are constrained to believe that
our mothers, wives, sisters, sweet
hearts and friends ?hould cultivate
a spirit of cheerfulness and bravery
among the young men; because they
must leave us and weean not help
it now, but we can encourage them
with a happy countenance that is
sure to bring comfort and strength
to them upon departure, and again
in reflective moments; possibly on
the battle field.
One weakJv but brave little moth
er, our neighbor, who has been call
ed upon to make up the ranks took
this view, ''My boy needs me now,
he shall never know how hard the
parting is, for now I must be brave,
he must go, and I must pray, God
was good to give me my boy, now
that our land needs him he must
go." Could others catch the same
spirit, how much bitterness would
vanish, heavy hearts would be made
Military system being adopted
over our land in the schools is a
method so much needed among our
boys to-day, and we rejoice to know
of the improvement.
Lrit us not complain of the hard
ships to much, that may come to
us, by the going away of our men
lo the front, but may we as indi
viduals realize our personal respon
sibility, being ready to equip our
selves for our share. The little
sparrow falleth, not without the
knowledge of our dear Heavenly
Father, then we, as his children
are under his watch-care. We know
He is merciful to us, our cross is
never more than we can bear, be
ing willing to Thy will, O Lord,
and not ours.
Red Hill has reason to rejoice
that on yesterday Rev. P. H. Bus
sey baptised 24 converts, among
them Mr. Ned Holmes seventy-two
years old. We welcome you Mr.
Holmes into the ranks.
Rev. Mr. Wells of Mt. Creek
baptised on yesterday fifteen into
his church. Mt. Creek for us shall
ever have pleasant memories, for
there we were taught our first Sun
day schjo! lessons. Our teacher of
first recollection being Mrs. Ida
Sheppard, now of your town. The
deacons or leaders at that time were
Messrs J. K. and W. L. Durst, Al
fred Bell, James Rambo, and Mala
chi Tim merman, the former men
tioned surviving. Yet continuing in
faith and helpfulness to his church
at Greenwood. Oh for the influence
of such Godly lives, for they are
Circle No. 2, meets 12th of Sep
tember at Mrs. Oscar Timmerman's,
Mri. Joe Bussey conducting same.
We hope to adopt some new meth
ods at this meeting, will be pleased
lo have with us all that will come.
Mrs. Mellie Dorn of Greenwood
is guest of Mrs. Will Dow, Mis.
Dow is being warmly greeted by
her friends here.
We hope Red Oak Grove society
will be well represented av, Hardy's
this week. Those annual gather
ings are such an inspiration.
Attention! Chairmen of Town
ships for the Council of De
Please return your Registration
Cards as soon as possible. I must
have them by September 8. Try to
get every woman to register.
S. E. Rainsford,
Chairman County Council of De
Card of Thanks From Mr.
Mr. Editor: Permit me through
the medium of your paper to express
gratitude aud thanks to my friends
and neighbors for many kindnesses
during the long illness of ray wife,
and their tokens of sympathy at her
death. While we are broken up,
and saddened, there is compensa
tion in these tokens of friendship
and sympathy, that only those who
have passed through similar ones
can appreciate. We have friends
that we didn't know of all the way
from the Sanitarium in which my
wife died to our home at dear old
My children join me in this ex
pression of thanks and gratitude to
one and all. praying God's blessing
upon our friends everywhere.
Plum Branch, S. C.
8r HjRg's Um Discwerv
KiLLS THE COUGH. CURES THE LUNGS.
NATUEAI IRON ;
TONIC OF ALL.
ACID IRON MINERAL GOES
FROM TWO TO SIX
TIMES AS FAR.
More Powerful, Economical,
Than Prepared "Patents."
When people lind their appetite
off, vitality low, and are sluggish,
tired, and worn-out, a short treat
ment with just plain, everyday nat
ural iron is the wisest course.
You can get natural iron, known
as Acid Iron Mineral at most drug
stores and a fifty-cent bottle goes
from two to six times as far as oth
er and weaker iron compounds of
laboratory and chemist.
A dollar bottle will permit a
whole family to take it a couple of
weeks which in its powerful highly
concentrated form is usually suffi
cient to increase the family's vitali
ty, strength, and appetite in a truly
Acid Iron Mineral has been bot
tled, tested, and guaranteed up to
its present high standard for thirty
years for use in hospitals, surgery,
and dental work, and it may now
be secured in family sized bottles.
Be sure you get the genuine, the
trade mark "A-I-M" i* your protec
tion. It is non-alcoholic, is not a
laxative, and is the product of the
only medicinal iron mineral deposit
of its kind known to the world, 6c
and $1. Bottled by lessors, the
Ferrodine Chemical Corp, Roanoke,
Note: Acid Iron Mineral con
tains such a high percentage of
iron, it may be used as an external
germicide, antiseptic, and astrin
gent. Farmers, surgeons, and den
tists use it to stop bleeding, prevent
soreness, and as a healing agent.
See directions on bottle.
The Sunday school teacher had
explained very carefully how Eve
was created out of one of Adam's
ribs and made the wife of Adam.
Little Bobby was deeply impressed
with the story, and when he 'vent
home he related it to his parents.
The next day, after running around
a good deal, a pain developed in
his side, and when his mother found
him he was lying on the bed, sob
"Why, what's the matter with
my little boy?', she asked.
*'Oh, dear," was the response,
"I'm getting a wife."-Philadel
(l) Men for town and country
schools $75 to $100. (2) Ladies
combining music and common
school, unprecedented demand. (3)
Grade and high school. Can place
all qualified teachers for any the
above. Special enrollment?
Southern Teachers' Agencv, Colum
bia, S. C.
State of South Carolina f Court of
County of Edtrefield. \ C om mon
W. Mt Rowland, Plaintiff; vs. Lucy
Notice to Creditors to file and
All persons having claims against
tho Estate of Charit? Philpot, Jr.,
will please take notice that they are
required by Order of Court in above
cause to file and prove same before!
rae on or before the 1st day of
October next, (l9l7), or their claims j
will be forever barred thereafter as
provided in said Decree, as to any
and all funds now in my hands as
Master in re the above stated cause.
J. H. Cantelou,
Master for Edgetield County.
Dated July 13, 1917
Notice of Final Dis
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, L. G. Watson has made
application unto this Court for Fi
nal Discharge as Administrator in
re the Estate of H. C. Watson de
ceased, on this the '28th day of
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or par
ties interested, to show cause be
fore rae at ray office at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, on
the 30th day of August 1917, at ll
o'clock a. m., why said order of
Discharge should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
July 28, 1917.
The liest Tonic,
METHODS USED BY DIPS VARY
Pickpockets of the Higher Grade Werk
in Groups in Places Frequented
by Prosperous People.
As a usual thing, pickpockets vnry
their methods to suit circumstances.
Only the low-grade dips work in pairs.
These are the men who operate on
street cars, elevated stations, plat
forms, and similar places where they
will find crowds of pushed people and
have opportunity to escape if detected.
One of the pair shoulders a victim
roughly while the other does the work
and makes a getaway, says the Bo
hemian. Arrests are frequent, but con
victions rare, because the man cap
tured seldom has the loot
The higher grade dips also work in
such places. The difference is that
they work in groups and choose times
when prosperous passengers will be in
the majority. During the fashionable
shopping hours and after the theater
at night are considered harvest times.
Last winter three dips worked a clever
method in Chicago. Garbing them
selves in evening clothes, they mingled
in fashionable crowds In big cafes,
theater exits, and railway stations.
One of the party was always hopeless
ly drunk and the others, apparently
acting the part of Samaritans, were
hard-put trying to keep him on his
feet. With all their care, however, he
would stumble occasionally and fall
Into groups of ladies and gentlemen.
Invariably the sober companions had
apologized and taken the charge away
before anyone discovered the loss of
WHERE RATS ARE PROTECTED
In Copper Mines of Michigan Rodents
Are Regarded as Preventors, Not
Carriers, of Disease.
There are few places In the world
where rats are well thought of, but in
the copper mines of Michigan there ro
dents, so universally despised, and
causing so much danger to health and
damage to property everywhere else,
are regarded differently. In the shafts
of the copper mines hundreds of feet
below the surface dwells a species of
rat that never sees the light of day
and is held In high appreciation by
the miners. It is because these under
ground rodents are valuable to sanita
tion, preventers rather than carriers
of disease. They indulge in no depre
dations for the reason they exist with
in rockbound walls inclosing nothing
possible for animals such as they de
The rats are the scavengers of the
mines. They keep the workings clear
of refuse. They are protected by the
men; are often fed from dinner pails
and have become so accustomed to
the miners that they frisk about the
workers wholly unafraid, secure in the
apparent realization that, while else
where they are hunted and slain as
enemies of mankind, underground they
are treated as allies and are immune
Wives as Wage Earners.
More than one-tenth of the married
women of the United States were en
gaged in gainful occupations In 1910,
according to figures recently given out
by the bureau of the census, and over
25 per cent of all women sixteen
years old or over were wage earners,
business women, etc. Since 1910 the
per centages undoubtedly have in
creased rather than diminished,-' for
the tendency of women in this coun
try has been toward greater economic
freedom for many years. In 1900 the
number of married women in gainful
occupations was only 709,000, while in
1910 it was 1.890,000, says Popular Me
chanics. The statistics referred to
show that the proportion of women
married, single and widowed-who are
earning their living is greater than
ever before, but it is particularly in
teresting to find that of all the groups
cited, the proportionate Increase in
the number of married women Is the
The hunters' moon Is waning, but
there has been very little service for
lt during the month, except for lovers,
says the Columbus (O.) State Journal.
The gajme question ls pretty near
solved. It. is so different from the old
days, when a man oould take his shot
gun and go out to the woods and bring
in a bag of squirrels and birds in a few
hours-enough for the family and a
neighbor or two./ Then he asked no
favors of the moon. The game was
plenty and the days were long in the
good old time. In those days we had
pigeon pie and squirrel pie and we
didn't want the moon to put itself out
of the way on our account. In these
days the hunters' moon ls a beautiful
sentiment, but it makes no pie. How
shy sho was last week, when coquet
Ing with Jupiter for an evening or two,
and then slipped off to the east and re
fused to return.
The Footwear of Our Daddies.
In these days, when shoes cost 81 or
more an inch, measured up from the
heel, the recollections of a Callaway
county pioneer really arp painful. In
a letter to the Missouri Telegraph he
tells what a simple matter buying
shoes once was. Those who wanted
shoes lined up with their heels against
a wall and the head of the household,
armed with a buuch of twigs, took
the measurement of each. The twigs
were taken to a merchant, who titted
the shoo by putting the broken stick
Inside lt. One farmer objected to pay
ing ?14.S7 for ten pairs of shoes, so
he bought leather and hired a shoe
maker to make" them at a grand total
of $9.15.--Kansas ?ity Times.
We call the attention of the boys
and men to our light-weight, warm
weather garments-just what you
need during these sweltering July
Light-weight underwear, light
weight suits, light-weight extra
trousers, light-weight coats.
Also see our stylish oxfords.
Everything to help you keep
DORN & MIMS
BARRETT & COMPANY
Augusta ----- Georgia
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TO PUTA Ll
IN THE BAN
Conrriabt 1909. br C. P. Zimxxrman C0.--N0. 51
THERE is no doubt about
money in the bank, it is
sure and positive. Maybe slow, but there
is the satisfaction that it is sure. Posi
tive in every way, both that it will grow,
and that it is safe.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E. Nicholson, vice-President
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Stoppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E.
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims. J. H. Allen
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Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
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