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State Mission Programme and
First Division Meeting.
On Saturday, September lo, the
first division meeting of the Eden
field association will be held with
the Edgefield societies. All churches
of this division, including Berea,
Bethany, Bold Spring, Edgetield,
Gilgal, Little Stevens' Creek, Moun
tain Creek, are expected to send rep
resentatives, and any neighboring
societies will be heartily welcomed.
This meeting is to make plans for
the new year in the first division.
Lunch will be served at the church,
and the programme is as follows:
W. M. S. Session.
Song, "Jesus Calls Us."
Devotions, Mrs. E. P. Jones.
Message from State President,
Organ Solo, Mrs. J. R. Tomp
Message of State Corresponding
Secretary, Mrs. George Minas.
State Missions, Dr. E. P. Jones.
Recitation, "if for Mother's Sake,
Why Not for Jesus," Miss Jennie
"Guests From Other Years," ex
Offering for State Missions by
Division meeting programme in
charge of Mrs. B. N. Talbert, pres
ident of first division.
Roll call of societies, with verbal
reports, W. M. S., Y. W. A., G, A.
"The Place of Denominational
Literature in Aiding us on the
Standard of Excellence," Mrs. T.
Mission Study, Mrs. W. E. Lott.
Personal Service, Mrs. W. B.
Explanation of Standard of Ex
cellence Chart, Mrs. J. L. Mims.
Vocal Solo, Miss Miriam Noiris.
Recess and lunch.
1 Y. W. A. Session, in Charge of Mies
Song, "Jesus Call Us."
Repeat in concert
(a) Y. W. A. Motto-Daniel
(b) Motto for 1017: "What
soever ye do do all to the
glory of God."
Pr a ver.
Song, "0 Zion, Haste:"
Talk by Miss Emmie Lanham on
the V. W. A. year's work.
"Lasting Foundations," young la
dies of Republican church.
Sunbeam Session, Hrs. Tillman Presiding.
Song, "Jesus Bids L's Shine."
1st Cor. 13th chapter in concert.
Welcome, by Edtjefield Sunbeam.
Recitation, "Make it Plain to the
Children," Giadys Lawton,
Song, "Jesus Loves Me."
Message from State Superinten
dent of Sunbeams, Mrs. Hatcher.
Solo, Margaret Lvon.
Message from Iudian Sunbeam,
Recitation, "Little Things."
Recitation, Temperance Pledge.
News from the Sunbeam Memo
State Mission Offering, children
dropping in their offering as they
Song, "Bringing in the Sheaves."
Facts of interest Concerning
Work of Civic League.
During the campaign for raising
the Red Cross funds in June the
Civic League contributed twenty
five dollars toward Edgegeld coun
ty's apportionment. Now that the
cool fall days have come, these en
ergetic women are anxious to con
tribute more time ?nd thought to
our country's needs, and before
many days pass they hope to pack
and send to headquarters a box of
bed-shircs for our wounded soldiers.
In order to raise funds for tbi** pur
pose, they will give a moving pic
ture show in the opera house Friday
evening, September 7, at eight
thirty o'clock. This interesting and
attractive feature, "Joy and the
Dragon," featuring the beautiful lit
tle actress, "Baby Marie Osborn,"
will entertain bo'.n old and young,
especially appealing to the children.
Let eviry one be on hand Friday
evening of this week and help the
Civic League's unit raise a substan
tial sum for their noble work. The
admission fees will be twenty-five
cents for adults and fifteen cents for
An Opportunity to Broaden Our Civic
This is the end of the vacation
season. Most of us have spent some
time during the last three months in
the mountains or at the seashore, in
the far distant city or ?nearer our
home town. It matters not how we
have spent our period of rest and
recreation, jnsi, so we have returned
to work with ranewed strength and
quickened enthusiasm for the duties
that lie before us. Has it occurred
to you that during this time of rest
an d renewal of interest, we have
had au opportunity to enlarge .our
civic perspective and to awaken
interest in the working of our local
When you entered that distant
town did it occur to you to note the
particulars in which it seemed to
surpass your own? Did you look
for the poiuts in which your town
Were the streets and alleys kept
Did mosquitoes abound?
Were pig pens within the town
limits tolerated? \
Were shade trees properly trim
med and protected?
Were there suitable receptacles
Were the lawns and the walks
well maintained and kept clean?
Upon your return to the old town
did you apply some of these tests?
Have you noted the eye-sores, the
noises, the dust, or the absence
thereof? What do you think of the
old town? Don't ask why they
don't do something.
"Why don't they keep the streets
a little cleaner?"
You ask with deep annoyance not
"Why don't they keep the park a
Did you ever btop to think thai
Let us develop within ourselves a
set of standards of civic housekeep
ing. Let us apply many tests to our
living conditions, and if we are sat
isfied let us erive our local officers
our approval and support. If on
the other band we are not satisfied,
let us talk to our mayor and those in
authority. Let us interest our neigh
bor and our friend. Let us individ
ually "do our bit." Private opin
ions do not accomplish much. It is
public opinion that brings results.
Recently the cemetery committee
of the Civic League has accomplish
ed some splendid results in our
beautiful "City of the Dead." Mrs.
T. II. Rainsford, the efficient chair-j
man of this crminittee, has seven
interested co-workers: Mesdames
A. E. Padgett, C. E. M av, Aug.
White, R. L. Dunovant and Misses
Jennie Pattison, Lillian Smith and
Kel lah Fair.
Since the re-orgauiza'ion of the
league in June the cemetery has
been divided into four sections, each
section being under tho direct, per
sonal supervision nf two ladies.
They have under consideration the
buying at an early date of handsome
iron gates to replace the present in
adequate wooden ones, and the pur
chasing of a carload of gravel for
the drive-way and walks.
The committee will bo glad to
have any one desiring special work
to be done on individual (squares to
superintend the hired crardener at
any convenient time, kindly tele
phone Mrs. Rainsford, No. 4-4-, and
the necessary arrangements will be'
It is requested of those individuals
who take advantage of this offer
that they will not remunerate the
hired man, but any contribution to
the treasury of the league will be
Mrs. Lovick Mi ms,
Chairman Public Committee
Edgefield Civic Leaugue.
AN EDGEFIELD MAN GIVES
His Testimony Will Interest
Every P^dgefield Reader.
The value of local evidence is in
disputable. It is the kind of evi
dence we accept as true because we
know we can prove it for ourselves.
There has been plenty of such evi
dence in the Edgefield papers lately,
and this straightforward testimony
has established a confidence in the
minds of Edgefield people that will
not be easily shaken.
T. J. Paul, prop, of garage, Jeter
St., Edgefield, says: "Kidney trou
ble in my case was brought on by
being on ray feet continually. I
had a dull pain in my back and I
tired easily. When I was on ray
feet for any length of time my back
got sore and stiff. My rest was
broken at night as the kidney secre
tions were too frequent in passage,
causing me to get up a number of
times. Three boxes of Doan's Kid
ney Pills, which I got at Penn &
Holstein's Drug Store, cured the
backache and other systems of kid
ney truble. "
Price 00c. at all dealers. Dod't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills-the same
that cured Mr. Paul. Foster-Mil
burn Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
Relating to School Funds.
The County Board of Education
has not been able to make appor
tionment ot school funds from the
fact that State Tax Commission has
not made ruling on assessed valua
tion of corporations. The apportion
ment will be made as early as we
hear from the commission. There
is nothing to materially chango ap
portionment from last year.
W. W. FULLER.
County Supt. of Education.
WOMEN ARE WATER CARRIERS
Story of Jacob and Rachel ls Declared
to Be Transcript of the
Arab Life of Today.
In the East, where water Is scarce,
a village generally grows up near a
well or fountain. Abraham's servant
asked for water to drink, Rebekah
made haste and let down her pitcher
from her shoulder and said, "drink,
and I will give tny camel drink also."
A similar request would be made now
and a similar answer would be given
though a modern young lady of the
country might for your camels or
horses put water into the trough-an
article always found near wells, and
frequently made of stone.
Canon Tristram once asked for a
drink from an Arab girl who had a
water jar on her shoulder. She set it
down for his use, and would not ac
cept any gratuity. Tears filled her
eyes, and she said that she gave the
water freely for the love of God and
for the sake of her mother, who had
Rebekah carried her "balass," or
water jar, on her shoulde-. A modern
Syrian woman does this, but an Egyp
tlon carries lt on her head.
The boys and girls of Bedouin life
still meet at wells. The story of
Jacob and Rachel Is, even in minute
details, a transcript of the Arab life of
today. Evening is called now, as it
was 4,000 years ago, "the time that
women go out to draw water."
A person going to an Eastern well
brings a leather bucket and a rope
with which to lower IL This is one of
the utensils necessary for an Eastern
DIRTY FLOOR WAS GOLD MINE
Man Paid $4,000 for Privilege of Clean
ing lt and Made Profit of $5,000
on the Deal.
Would you pay $-1,000 for the priv
ilege of cleaning a dirty floor? There's
a man in New York who made a profit
of $5,000 by doing that very thing.
Seme months ago a manufacturing
jeweler on Pearl street decided that
twenty-five years was long enough for
any sane man to work, and at once
set about the business of retiring.
Among his assets was listed the priv
ilege of sweeping the Moor of his fac
tory, and he called for bidders.
One offered $1,000, which was re
fuged with open amusement ; another
bid $2.n0f) and was turned down, and
then a third, after carefully appraising
the floor, coiling and walls, concluded
to take a lone chance, and bid $4.u00.
First tho bidder had tho floor cleaned
carefully. Then a carpenter was called
in. The flpor boards wore taken up,
and after thc sweepings that had piled
up Under thom had been carefully col
lected now boards were put down. The
old boards wore planed off. and the
shavings, together with the sweepings
and ithe dust from the ceiling and
walls, were burned.
Here stepped in> the modern alchem
ist; The ashes were turned over to
him, and through a secret process of
his own he recovered enough gold, sil
ver and platinum to net the successful
bidder a cash profit of $5,000.
The minister of a rural parish being
once sont for to a shepherd's house to
"christen a wean," a big fat hen was
killed for the christening tea. Like
most 'shepherds' children, those in the
house In question were allowed to run
about half wild, and glowered with
holy fear from behind doors and chests
at thc parson, who was observed to
be eating most of the hen. The young
sters no doubt made many sage reflec
tions on his voracious appetite, but
took care to keep out of his reach. A
month or two after, when the minis
ter was visiting the parish, he came
.back to the shepherd's cot, and as he
seated himself in an arm-chair by the
fire a number of chickens marched in,
having the run of the house as usual.
The children seemed terrified, but nt
length rushed In between the poultry
and the minister, and cried: "Gae
.wa', gae 'wa'I"
Then they "whusht" the chickens out
of the house-, exclaiming: "Whlsh,
whlsh-ran, run ! Thafs the man that
ett yer mother."-London TIt-EIts.
The Camera as Detective,
The camera has been frequently In
strumental In the detection of crim
inals. In ense of forgery photography
.is Invaluable, for there is no forger In
the world clever enough to baffle its
detective skill. An Interesting proof
of this was provided a few years ago
In the case of a forged will. An en
larged photograph revealed the pen
ciled lines over which the signatures
of the testator and witnesses had been
written, although no trace of them
was visible through the microscope,
^hls Is one of the peculiarities of the
camera, that lt brings to light marks
which are invisible through a micro
scope, just as it has been known to re
veal the signs of measles and smallpox
several days before they become visible
to the naked eye.
The flee is one of the most annoying
of household pests. In many cases
fleas are bred cn dogs or cats, and the j
first thing to be done is to eliminate
the source of supply, If the animal is
not badly Infested, Insect powder, well
rubbed into the hair, or a creolin wash,
may be effective. Remove all carpets
and similar articles and scrub the
floors thoroughly with hot soapsuds
or lye, being careful to get into every
crack and crevice. Fleas thrive in dirt
and do not like to be disturbed.
There will be shown at The Corner
Store some of the leading styles and
colors for fall wear. We have been
fortunate in securing these goods at
a reasonable price.
The wise shopper will do well to
wait and see what we have to offer
before buying elsewhere.
The store that always says, Thank You
Hays He Now Feels
20 Years Younger.
JUDGE WOODSON NOW HALE
AND HEARTY AFTER
"IT CERTAINLY HAS MADE A NEW
MAX OF MK," HE SAYS-HELD
PuHLic OFFKMC 20 YEARS.
"I can pick up a log of wood and
throw it on the fire with as much
eape as I could 20 years ago," said
Judge M. L. Woodson, of Jericho,
Ark., in telling of the remarkable
results he has gotten from Tanlac.
Judge Woodson, who is now 70
years of age, served the entire four
j ears of the Civil War. He lived
two years in Memphis right after
the war and then settled down at
his present estate, where he has
lived for 50 years. Judge Wood
son said his only possessions when
he started out for himself were a
pair of mules and $38 in cash. He
has made his fortune farming and
trading and is now probably the
wealthiest planter in Crittenden
county. He served two years as
tax assessor and twenty years as
justice of the peace, and is one of
the most prominently known men
"I had been in a generally run
down down condition and failing
health for 10 or 12 years," he con
tinued, "and for the past 10 years I
wasn't able to get on my horse from
the ground; I had to lead him to a
block or something before I could
mount. Jericho is a mile and a
half from my plantation, and I
hadn't been able to walk there for
my mail, as had been my custom,
for a year or two. I had lost my
appetite and could hardly eat any
thing at all. I realize a man 70
years old will give way, but I got
so I could not put a log of wood on
'.he fire when the negroes were not
handy. My doctor wouldn't allow
me to eat anyj meats or much else
except vegetables, as I had been
threatened with diabetes; but Tan
lac has even straightened me out
in that respect. I was badly out of
sorts and it looked like nothing I
could take would do me any good
or give-me enough strength to look
after my farm hands and my
''Last spring, when Tanlac began
to be advertised and everybody was
talking about it, I decided to see
what it would do for me. Well, it
got rae started back up hill at once;
but, without going into details
about ray rapid improvement with
each bottle, I'll just say that after
taking six bottles I could straddle
my horse from the ground and walk
that mile and a half for my mai
with all ease. In fact, it just built,
rae up until I felt 20 years younger
I'm more active aud have more
strength and energy than I've had
in years. That's what Tanlac has
done for rae. I don't know what
Tanlac has in it that does you so
much good, but whatever it is, it
certainly hits the spot and builds
you up better than anything I ever
saw. It certainly made a new man
of me and I've told a iot of people
about it. My wife has taken it,
too, and it has built her up won
derfully. And I've bought lots of
it for my negroes and it has helped
all of them that have taken it."
Tanlac, the Master Medicine, is
Edgefield, Penn & Holstein.
Cold Springs, H Ernest Quarles.
Edgefield, R F D No 2, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G C McDaniel.
Parksville, Robertson & Com
Plum Branch, J W Bracknell &
Plum Branch, R F D No 2, E P
Winn & Bro.
Trenton. G W Wise.
Try the celebrated Vcedol oil;
Veedol medium for Fords; Veedol
heavy for Overlands and Buicks
and Veedol extra heavy for Hudson
Stewart & Kernaghan.
FOR SALE-Or exchange for
good milch cow, carneaux or white
king pigeons; all guaranteed band
ed, mated and fast breeders. Write
or come and see them.
H. D. Grant,
Johnston, S. C.
fflfittft StiH SS THE OWLY
GENUINE ?Kraava dALW&
Free of Charge.
Any adult suffering from cough,
cold or bronchitis, is invited to call
at the drug store of Collett &
iMitchell and get absolutely free, a
sample bottle of Boschee's German
Syrup, a soothing and bealing 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 sizes, 25 and 75 cents.
For sale in all civilized countries.
A fine lot of pure Fulghnin oats at
S2.00 per bushel. Purchaser to
Jas. D. Mathis,
Trenton, S. C.
July 25, 1917. ri
In Her Mother's Home, Says Thia
Georgia Lady, Regarding Black?
Draught. Relief From Head
ache, Malaria, Chills, Etc.
RInggold, Ga.-- Mrs. Chas. Gaston,
of this place, writes: "I am a user
of Thedford's Black-Draught; In fact,
lt was one of our family medicines.
Also in my mother's home, when I
was a child. "When any of us child
ren complained of headache, usually
caused by constipation, she gave us
a dose of Black-Draught, which would
rectify the trouble. Often in the
Spring, we would have malaria and
chills, or troubles of this kind, we
would take Black-Draught pretty reg
ular until the liver acted well, and
we would soon be up and around
again. We would not he without It,
for it certainly has saved us lots of
doctor bills. Just a dose of Black
Draught when not eo well saves a
lot of days in bed."
Thedford's Black-Draugkt has been
In use for many years in the treat
ment of stomach, liver and bowel
troubles, and the popularity which lt
now enjoys Is proof of its merit
If your liver is not doing its duty,
you will suffer from such disagree
able symptoms as headache, bilious
ness, constipation, indigestion, etc.,
and unless something ls done, serious
trouble may result
Thedford's Black-Draught has been
found a valuable remedy for these
troubles. It is purely vegetable, and
acta In a prompt and natural way,
regulating the liver to its proper
functions and cleansing the bowels of
impurities. Try it. Insist on Thed
ford's, the original and genuine. El 79