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Lieutenant Pat O'brien Did
There is one soldier, an avi.~or
one who has won international^1116
by his exploits, who went thro'S*1 tne
war without smoking, and insiders
himself most fortunate th-t he did
O'Brien was shot do** behind the
German lines and wa> captured, but
escaped by jumpin? from a train
when being carrie* into the interior.
After travelling four hundred miles
and enduring tie greatest hardships,
he finally reached Holland, and later
England. He bas written a most inter
esting book, entitled "Outwitting the
In telling of his great privations
and hardships in thc book, Mr. O'
Brien has this to say about tobacco:
"It was a mighty fortunate thing
for me that I was not a smoker.
Somehow I have never used tobacco
in any form and I was now fully re
paid for whatever pleasure I had
foregone in the past as a result of my
habits in that particular; because my
sufferings would have been intensi
fied now if, in addition to lack of food
and rest, I had had to endure a crav
ing for tobaeco."
Mr. O'Brien's experience is a com
plete answer to those tobaccophiles
who at the beginning of the war, for
months, coached and incited by the
great tobacco trusts, made such fran- I
tic appeals for funds with which to :
buy tobacco to "soothe the poor sol-|1
diers in the trenches."
As shown by Mr. O'Brien's expe- i '
rience, there must have been many i"
occasions when the soldier could not |
procure cigarets or cigars, or if he 1
could, when it would be impossible 1
or imprudent for him to smoke, as '
when doing "scout" duty or crouch- ]
ing at a "listening post." On such oe-j
casions the man accustomed to smoke 1
would naturally suffer, in addition zo 1
the hardships of his perilous work, 1
the great and disconcerting inconve- 1
nience arising from the interruption i
of a drug habit. t]
Certainly Mr. O'Brien's testimony .1
? on this point is worth far more than ( *
that of anyone who has not actually J
gone through the trying experiences;1
at the front. He not onlytfound no,'
need for cigarets to "soothe" hird jJ
when bearing all the strains and,<
special dangers and hardships of his
aviation experiences, but rejoiced a
mid the perils of stealing his way by j i
night through several hundreds miles s
of German territory that he had nev- N
er acquired the smoking habit. Soon- 1
er or later, every smoker who does c
not die young, discovers the mischief ?1
that tobacco did to him, and regrets 1 ]
that he ever became a slave to the ?1
weed. The smoker certainly makes (
a bad bargian when he sells his health i
for a cigaret or a cigar, and volun- <
tarily joins the ranks of tobacco ?j
slaves, whose only compensation for?<
the surrender of their liberty to a
poisonous weed is a temporary tick
ling of the nerves which soon disap
pears; after which, smoking is in
dulged in not for the pleasure it gives
but to relieve the misery felt when 1
the influence of the drug is with
drawn. Such a person must keep his
blood saturated with nicotine con
tinuously. As soon as the skin, lungs ,
and kidneys have eliminated a part j '
of the tobacco poisons, there comes.''
a clamor from awakening nerves for ^
a new dose, and so another cigaret j
or cigar must be smoked, and thus '
the inflowing stream of poison at ? '
times comes to be nearly continuous.
-Good Health. f
Cigcfet Smoking and Tubercu
J- H. Kellogg, M. D.
Webb has s?own that of the young I j
men examined lor military service ,
only 27 per cent ot non-smokers have j
ronchi in the lungs (tvidence of con
gestion or bronchial invition) while I.
ronchi are nearly always cresent in?!
smokers, which is what woulo. v>e ex
pected from the irritating effects of
Krause, in a bulletin of the Johns
Hopkins Hospital, calls attention to
the fact that such a condition of the
lungs would be likely to excite tu
bercles which might be present in
the lungs. Since practically every
adult person has either latent or ac
tive tubercular infection of the lungs,
the importance of this question be
comes ot once apparent.
These observations agree with the
statistical fact that while tuberculo
sis is more frequent in girls than in
boys, a preponderance in males ap
pears after adolescence, and becomes
rapidly greater until in men of mid
dle age the death-rate from tubercu
losis is double that of women of the
same age period.
Tuberculosis is increasing in men
throughout the United States, but *
diminishing in women. The increaseu
death-rate among men runs parallel
with the increasing consumption of
Rule by Violence Must be
Washington, June 17.-Determina
tion of the..government to preserve
American ideals and institutions from
assault by lawless radicals was given
forceful expression to-day by Attor
ney General Palmer in a commence
ment day address at George Univer
"There is no room, as there is no
need in this country," Mr. Palmer
said, "for those who resort to vio
lence to impress their ultra-radical
views upon the people or the govern
ment. They will get nowhere by such
"The government proposes to pro
tect itself against attacks from with
in as carefully and as forcefully as
it has shown itself able to protect it
self against attacks from without.
Neither the government nor any of
its officers will be embarrassed or af
fected, much less frightened, by any
attempts, organized or unorganized
by lawless elements in the communi
ty to terrorize and stampede the gov
ernment into doing something con
trary to the spirit of our free insti
tutions as designed by the fathers
and sustained by all the generations
of men through the life of this repub
"Every reform which the more rad
ical desire to incorporate in our body
politic will receive a fair hearing and
full consideration and become effec
tive only if, and when, a majority of
the pepole through the regular meth
ods provided by the constitution shall
"No change will be hastened by
the use of force, and those who seek
to use this weapon will be treated as
enemies of the government and pun
"Those who cannot or will not live
the life of Americans under our insti
;utions and are unwilling to abide by
;he methods which we have estab
.ished for the improvement of those
institutions from time to time should
jo back to the country from which
;hey came. Every power of the gov
ernment will be used to compel
;hcse who remain here to comfort
:hemselves in that obedience to our
aws and with that respect for our
institutions which are a part of the
:reed of real Americans."
The attorney general indicated
lis belief that recent bomb outrages
including that which came so near de
stroying his own residence, were the
,vqrk of aliens, rather than native
jorn residents of this country. He de
dared that many who come to the
Jnited States out of the turmoil .of
Surope fail to realize the difference
jetween a land of the free and the
iespotic rule from which they fled,
nany of them being honestly mistak
en, he added, while others are self
seekers, playing upon the ignorance
)f their fellows.
\ Word to the Wise From In
diana's Health Commissioner.
Many boys learn to smoke because
t is so common to smoke.
They do not know how easy it is to ;
form the habit and how hard it is to <
Neither do they know that a child's ?
jody and brain are growing rapidly, ?
md are easily dwarfed by tobacco ;
Many volunteers are shut out of ;
;he army on account of tobacco ;
You have no right to use that ;
.vhich injures your body and is a
leedless waste of money. ;
The cigaret is the most harmful ;
form of smoking. ;
When the cigaret boy is grown, the ;
:lean, bright boy will step in ahead
of him. If he asks for a job the boss ,
ivill look for the yellow stains on his
Henry Ford and Andrew Carnegie
and many employers avoid as much
as possible hiring boys who smoke or
Cigaret smokers and beer drinkers
will be the first to be filed and-the
last to be hired.
My hair is gray, I have seen many
wrecks. I am giving you friendly
warning. If I meet you fifteen years
from now will you shake hands and
look me square in the eye, or will you
sneak across the street?
I can pick put boys who will not be
injured by bad habits. They are those
who do not acquire them.
Cigaret smokers are often taken to
the juvenile court for stealing. If
sent to the Detention Home they walk
the floor and beg and cry for cigarets.
To be successful needs a strong
heart and a clear brain.
Happy is the boy who has enough
good sense and a courteous regard
for the comfort of others to refuse
to begin a habit outlawed by states,
by courts, by the church and by busi
J. N. Hurty, M. D.
State Health Commissioner of Ind.
HEARD IN EDGEFIELD
How Bad Backs Have Been
Made Strong-Kidney Ills
All over Edgefield you hear it.
Doan's Kidney Pills are keeping up
the good work. Edgefield people are
telling about it-telling of bad backs
made sound again. You can believe
the testimony of your own townspeo
ple. They tell it for the benefit of
you who are suffering. If your back
aches, if you feel lame, sore and mis
erable, if the kidneys act too fre
quently, or passages are painful,
scanty and off color, use Doan's Kid
ney Pills, the remedy that has helped
so many of your friends and neigh
bors. Follow this Edgefield citizen's
advice and give Doan's a chance to do
the same for you.
J. G. McNeill, Battle St., says:
"Six years ago when I was living in
Greenville, I was afflicted with a
lameness in the small of my back,
which was undoubtedly caused by my
kidneys. My kidneys didn't act right,
being sluggish. I got a box of Doan's
Kidneg Pills and used them and they
removed the trouble."
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy-get
Doan's Kidney Pills-the same that
Mr. McNeill had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
University of South Carolina
Scholarship and Entrance Ex
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in the University
of South Carolina and for admission
of new students will be held at the
county Court House, July ll, 1919
at 9 a. m. Applicants must not be
more than sixteen years of age. When
scholarships are vacant after July
ll, they will be awarded to those
making the highest average at exam
ination, provided they meet the con
ditions governing the award. Appli
cants for scholarships should write to
President Currell for scholarship ap
plication blanks. These blanks, prop
erly filled out by the applicant, should
be filed with Dr. Currell by July 7.
Scholarships are worth .$100.00, free
tuition and fees, $138 00, total. Next
session will open September 17,
1919. For furthur information write
President W. S. Currell,
S. C. University,
Columbia, S. C.
Age Whole Life 20 Yr's
lo $16.24 $24.81
16 16.53 25.15
17 16.8? 25.50
18 17.16 25.87
19 17.51 . 26.25
20 17.87 26.64
21 16.25 27.05
22 18.64 27.48
23 19.05 ' 27.92
24 . 19.48 28.37
25 19.94 * 28.85
26 20.41 29.33
27 20.91 29.85
28 21.43 30.37
29 21.98 30.93
30 22.56 31.50
31 23.17 * 32.10
32 23.82 32.72
33 24.51 33.38
34 25.22 34.05
35 25.98 34.76
36 26.78 . 35.50
37 27.64 36.28
38 28.55 37.09
39 29.49 37.96
40 30.51 38.87
45 36.59 44.25
50 44.93 51.55
55 56.45 61.60
At these low rates Prudential Poli
cy pays double in case of accidental
If dis?bled by accident or disease,
you stop paying premiums and the
Company pays you $10.00 per month
per each $1,000 -n :>ng as disabled,
and then at yo' iih pays the face
amount of y ..olicy.
E. J. NORRIS,
We, the undersigned building com
mittee of Borea church, acting under
authority of the church, will sell the
old church building at public outcry
to the hgihest bidder at the church,
Saturday afternoon July 5.
J. F. BOONE,
J. L. PRINCE,
F. L. BYRD,
W. E. BYRD,
F. L. TIMMBRMAN,
M. H. DEAL. .
We give the ladie,
Crepe de Chine and ?S
We have a strong
Worsteds, and also i
Our stock of Slipp<
shown. It will be a
Order of exercises for the Union
Meeting of the First Division of the
Edgefield Baptist Associatoin to be
held with Bethany Church on the 28th
and 29th days of June.
10:30 a. m.-Organization.
10:45 a. m.-Verbal reports from
11:00 a. m.-Devotional Session,
to be held by someone appointed by
11:15 a. m.-Worldy wealth and
Godly riches in contrast-Luke
12:13 to 21: Eccl. 6: 1 to 6.
Speakers Rev. C. G. Wells, Rev.
H. B. White.
Its distinctive features-Speaker
J. L. Mims.
How it should be supported
Speaker A. S. Tompkins.
Its place in the New World Order
-Speaker 0. Sheppard.
As a Social Institution-Speaker
M. B. Hamilton.
As an Educational Institution
Speaker J. H. Cantelou.
As a Soul Winning Institution
Speaker Dr. Robt. G. Lee.
Intermission for One Hour.
? Ought Every Church Member to
Tithe, some reason why-Speakers,
J. K. Allen, Robert T. Strom, W. B.
What must our giving be to meas
ure up to the Scriptural Standard?
Speakers-Rev. L. H. Gardner, D. L.
Burnett, W. A. Cheatham, W. T. But
Sunday 11:30 a. m. Missionary
Sermon by Dr. Robert G. Lee.
Why should the Denominational
Paper be in every home?-Speakers
J. M. Witt, M. B. Byrd, W. W. Fuller.
Union Meeting of the Third
The Union Meeting of the Third I
Division of the Edgefield Association '
will meet with the Red Oak Grove
Church June 28th and 29th.
11:00-Devotional by Moderator.
11:30-Roll Call of Churches and
1st Query, The importance of
Brotherly Love-T. G. Talbert and
2nd. Query, What Baptists stand
for aside from other denominations
-J. G. McKie and Rev. Coogler.
1:30 Adjournment for dinner.
3rd Query, The New Birth and its
Evidences-J. M. Bussey, J. C. Har
4th Query, What is that charity
the Apostle Paul prizes above all
gifts?-W. J. Talbert, George Bus
Sunday School in usual order.
11:30 Missionary Sermon by Rev.
1:30-Adjournment for dinner.
Talk by Rev. G. W. Bussey on the
progress in Sunday School work in
the past fifty years and what should
we expect in the future from it.
H. E. BUNCH,
When you come to Edgefield to
haul guano, freight or on other busi
ness put a sack of corn on your wag
on and bring to my mill. I have just
had my mill rocks sharpened and I
make better meal now than I have
ever made. You can save time by
patronizing my mill. Your corn
ground while you wait, practically no
time lost. Give me a trial. Satisfac
A. L. KEMP,
Edgefield, S. C.
ls in Waist Silks -
s a special invitation to call and see our
of silks for waists, Taffetas, Georgette,
>atin in all the popular colors.
y line of Skirts in Silks, Satins, Serges,
n Wash Skirts. We invite the ladies to
3rs and Oxfords is the largest we have ever
pleasure to show yon.
Next door to Lynch Drug Store
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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; A. S. Tompkins, vice-President;
E. J. Mime, Cashier'; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, M. C.
Parker, A.S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mime. J. H. Allen
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