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Office No. 61. ?F
Residence, No. 17.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1912
i LOCAL & PERSONAL I
Miss Kate Miras of Augusta is
visiting relatives in Edgetield.
Rev. E. C. Bailey will be in Char
leston several days on business dur
ing this and part of next week.
Mrs. John Fox, of Concord, N.
C., and Mrs. Jlenry Tillman of
Greenwood visited their aunt Mrs.
Mary J. Norris this week.
Men's silk sox the best yet at 25c
and 50c at
Owing to the commencement ex
ercises ia .Edgefield this Sunday
there will be no preaching in the
Presbyterian church here nor Tren-1
The woman's missionary society
of the Baptist church will meet on
Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Every
member expected to be present if \
.Mrs. Abner Broadwater enter
tained about thirty young people at
her country home on Tuesday even
ing in honor of her niece, Miss An
nie Rose Martin of Spartanburg.
The next regular meeting of the
Edgefield chapter, U. D. C., will be
held at the home of Mrs. Bettis
Cantelou Tuesday afternoon the
4th, of June.
Th a ladies of the Episcopal church
realized about $16 from the sale of
ice cream and cake on the lawn of
Mrs. Bettis Cantelou Thursday af
Hon. M. P. Wells, Mr. R. L.j
Dunovant and Mr. W. T. Prescott
attended the grand lodge of the)
Odd Fellows which was held in
Orangeburg last week.
Men and boy's athletic under
wear from 25c up.
Mrs. M. E. Barker came up from
Augusta to attend the Memorial
Day exercises last Friday. She is
always very cordially greeted by
her Edgefield friends.
The only pay night of theS. C.
C. I. commencement will be Friday J
night. A very strong program has
been arranged by the elocution de
partment. All who attend will re
ceive full value for the small ad
mission fee that will be charged.
Bread and rolls fresh by express
The People's Cafe.
An unusual sight in Edgefield
was the carload of empty tins for
canning fruit that arrived intownlast
Thurs j. Mr. J. H. Bussey, Ru
fus Johnson, H. E. Quarles, Frank I
Johnson, W. F. Floyd and W. T. '
Prescott ordered in the aggregate
about 20,000 cans. They have al
ready planted a large acreage in1
vegetables for canning purposes.
Orders solicited for home ground
meal. Will deliver every other
Saturday at Edgefield.
T. P. Salter,
Trenton, S. C.
Splendid! Well worth the money!
h\ the universal verdict of every
housekeeper who buys Campbell's
Varnish Stain for staining and var
nishing floors, woodwork, chairs,
etc. Easily applied. Dries hard.
Wears well. W. E. Lynch & Co.,
Special prices for men's and boys
snits this week. Give us a trial.
Beautiful gingham dresses for the
little girls. Smith'Marsh Co. '
Boys knickerbocker pants at re
duced prices in new spring goods at
$25.00 up Suits made to order of
fine woolens, made with snap and
style to please you. F. G. Mertins,
Mrs. Beauregard Timmons who
attended the annual conference of
the Woman's Foreign Missionary
societies at Gaffney, returned home
on Friday, having spent four days
of her stay with a cousin Mr. Sos
samon and his family at Blacksburg.
Mrs. Timmons reported a very suc
cessful session, with about one hun
dred and fifty delegates in attend
ance. A sad part of the proceed
ings was the absence of the president
Mrs. Wightman on account of illness.
Millinery headquarters at Rives
For men or boy's dress shirts try
Rives Bros. for quality,- fit, assort
ment and style.-Adv.
FOR SALE: 100 bushels white
T. P. Salter,
Trenton, S. C.
Rives Bros. the place to find hon
A handsome line of new ladies
Waists and separate Skirts just re
ceived, don't fail to look at them
before you make your purchase.
Mr. John 0. Seigler announces
his candidacy for the office of mag
istrate for the 7th judicial district.
If elected Mr. Seigler will dispense
justice with an even hand.
Serge $12.50. Mohair $12.50 up.
Wash suits $4.00. Linen dusters
$1.25-up. All kind of summer wash
pants $1.00 up. F. G. Merlins the
Clothier, Augusta, Ga.
The American lady corset. Mod
els to fit all figures to be found at
Rives Bros.-Adv. ,
Judge N. L. Brunson asks for re
election as magistrate of the 1st
district. He has a large number of
friends in and around Edgefield who
will give him the same loyal sup
port that they have done in the
The new styles in men and boy's
straw hals to be closed our. at prices
to make them move in season at
A large shipment of new shapes
and flowers just arrived. Rubenstein
The Lott school will close Friday
with a picnic and appropriate ex
ercises. Speeches will be made by
several of the candidates. Miss
Maggie Reel has taught this school
for rive consecutive years.
Children's men's and ladies' ox
fords and slippers in white canvass^
white duck, tans, patent leather and
gun metal in nice assortment to be
Mr. W. W. Miller who has
served for several years as rnngis
trate of the 4th district is a candi
date for re-election. Having, al
ways resided in his district Mr.
Miller is personally known by every
voter and a large number will give
him hearty support.
Lot first-class fodder for sale.
M. M. Padgett.
Trenton, S. C.
We have more wagons than we
care to carry into next season, both
Webber and Columbus. For the
next sixty days we will make at
Adams Warehouse Co.
Photographs of the Confederate
veterans can be had at Dorn <fc
Mims' store for 25 cents.
Colored muslin, lawn and dimity
and wash silks assortment unbroken
as yet at
Best Treasurer in the State.
It is but stating a plain troth to
say that Mr. James T. Mimi is the
best county treasurer in the stata.
For neatness, system and accuracy
in keeping the affairs of the office,
he can not be excelled. He treats
everybody, the high and the low,
rich and poor, alike, making them
conform to the letter of the law. In
doing so he may, as anyone else
would under like circumstances, dis
please a few people, but in the end
the interests of the taxpayers are
promoted thereby. For honesty
and conscientious effort to discharge
bis official duties, Mr. Mims has no
superiors among the county treas
urers in the state.
Anita's Trial, or Our Girls in
Anita, an Italian waif-Gladys
Mrs Deacon Pippin, with an eye
for business-Georgia Mae Wates
Lurella Ann Pippin, Dorothy
Pippin, Daughters of Mrs Pippin,
with a taste for yellow-covered lit
erature, just in her teeas-Ellie
Mathis, Florence Mims
Aunt Matilda, everybody's aunt
Clover Wells, Aunt Matilda's
right hand-Lizzie Hollingsworth
Ethel Manning, ready for any
thing-Kathryn Campbell .
Kate Smith, a bride of three
Nan Smith, a victim of the
Mary Hyde-Helen Joy
"Our Athletes"-Eva Moultrie,
The following is a schedule of
the military exercises at the South
Carolina Co-Educational Institute:
Thursday 5 p. m. Battalion drill
on public square.
Friday 5 p. m. Company competi
ti\e drills between companies 'A'*
Saturday 10 a. m. Competitive
drills in the manual of arms for the
"Student" and "Bailey" medals.
The contest in the manual of
arms for the O. Sheppard medal
will take place in the college au
ditorium on Saturday evening. This
medal is the regular and principle
military medal and is much sought
after by the cadets.
Candidate for Re-election.
Although it involves a consider
able sacrifice, the Hon. Jerome H.
Courtney has decided to stand for
re-election to the House. During
the two years that he has served
Mr. Courtney has made a good re
cord. Unless providentially kept
away he was constantly at his post
guarding with a jealous eye the in
terests cf his constituency, together
with that of the people at large.
The experience" that Mr. Courtney
has gained fits him for even better
service in the future. Always con
servative, conscientious and faith-,
ful, the interests of the people of
every class and vocation are safe in
Mr. W. G. Ouzts.
The announcement of Mr. W. G.
Ouzts as a candidate for re-election
to the office of sheriff appeared la^
week but we were unable to make
special mention in that issue. So
wei) is this gentleman known per
sonally to our people and so famil
iar are they with his record as a
fearless and efficient executive offi
cer that there is hardly need for us
to say a word in his behalf. Mr.
Ouzts promises to perform the du
ties of his office with the same dil-,
igence and faithfulness in the fu
ture as in the past if elected by the
Special mention cannot be made
of all candidates this week. Fuller
notice will be given next week
"Rose Cottage" Correspondent
Sends Interesting Letter.
Sunday was Layman's Day at
Rehoboth. A very large congrega
tion assembled at the church to hear
the laymen speak. Bro. W. B.
Cogburn spoke on foreign missions,
Bro. O. Sheppard's subject was
Systematic giving, Bro. W. J. Tal
bert spoke in the afternoon on
Home Missions. All of these breth
ren were happy in what they said,
and were at their best. The music
was fine and altogether the day was
all that could be asked for or wish
ed for. All of the people were in
fine spirit, and the day so ideal that
it made one think of the beautiful
home that we all hope to enter
"some sweet day bye and bye."
Your correspondent has attended
two school closings in our county
this spring, one at Sand Rock, and
the other at Beaverdam. It did our
hearts good to hear the patrons of
these schools express publicly their
appreciation of their teachers. Not
one, but all expressed themselves
ss being highly pleased with the
progress the children have made in
books, and the splendid influence
the teachers exerted over the pupils
in training them for usefulness.
Another thing that made me hap
py was that both of these teachers
belong to my churches. The teacher
of Sand Rock school is Miss Maggie
Winn, a Rehoboth girl and Beav
erdam school is taught by Miss
Lula Quarles of Red Hill, and to
these popular and successful teach
ers I make my politest bow.
The people of our community are
taking great interest in canning.
Mr. J. H. Bussey started that en
terprise some two or three years
ago, and now quite a number of our
people have purchased an outfit.
We hope that the "craze*' will
spread until every farmer will own
a cannery of his own.
Capt. and Mrs. J. W. Lanford of
Laurens visited Rose Cottage last
Friday and Saturday.
Miss Hassie Quarles is visiting
friends and relatives in your town
My good friend Aunt Mallie
Holmes sent to Rose Cottage this
morning a basket of nice cherries,
so we had cherry pie for dinner to
day. Rose Cottage.
A Word to Kodakers
I am carrying a nice line
of cameras and keep films
in stock all the time. Noth
ing but right fresh stock
offered for sale.
Geo. F. Mims
Edgefield Mourns One of I
When one begins to pay a trib
to those who have been called i
a higher presence, those whom e1
the world with its unreasoning
actions has counted worthy, it
hard to know just what to say,
pecially if it is a case where wo
and pen can not find, with all tr
resources, anything at all adequ;
any eulogy ample for the one
But all the souls of earth are i
intended to receive their full mi
of praise in this world, and perhi
our developed and expanded pow
will enable us to do so ina grea
sphere. The limitations of the ea
and our finite minds can not gr:
nor express all that is wrapped
the heart and soul of the great 01
about us. We can but look on
admiration and marvel at the heigl
of nobility, of patience, and of
durance and exalted character whi
these have attained, and see in tb
a reflection of divinity.
Silence and tears have been 1
dominant expression of som
which has been observed on ev?
hand for several days past, for o
of these of nobler mold has been cs
ed up higher, and we are bereft.
On Saturday morning at a f<
minutes before 7 o'clock, Mrs. Er
ly Dozier Tompkins, passed aw;
after a month of severe illne?
There comes a time in every li
when no human hand can stay t
last messenger to us all, and so tr
devoted mother, and wife and friei
and neighbor has gone, and is tl
happier thereby, but those wi
are left must feel the separatio
and the more, because of the gre
worth to her family and the coi
munity at large. All of us fe
more deeply the parting of tho
j with whom we have constantly ai
always been associated, and Mr
Tompkins had always been a pa
of Edgefield's life, from her bin
to her death, and as a factor in tl
I social life, and the philanthropic
of our town, she was always co
spicuous. She was a part of tl
family of native residents who lo
led the associations and traditioi
of the past as they were related 1
Mrs. Tompkins was fifty-tw
years of age at the time of h<
death, and though she had al wa j
.been frail and delicate, looked ver
young and was still beautiful. Sb
leaves her husband Dr. J. G. Tomi
kins, and five children, J. I
Tompkins, Misses Emily and Mai
j erie, and Glover and Dozier, th
youngest being seven years of ag<
On Sunday morning at 11 o'clocl
all the churches of Edgefield close
their doors, and the people of ai
creeds and faiths, from Johnsto
and Trenton and the surroundin.
county, came together to pay thei
last tribute to the memory of thi
beloved friend, perhaps the larges
concourse of people ever seen on
similar occasion here. There is n
doubt about the fact that there wer
never seen before so many sad face
and weeping eyes, io many reall;
touched by the tragic circumstanc
as gathered in the Catholic churcl
on Sunday morning.
The most beautiful flowers eov
ered the casket, and on the chance
and altar of the church lay rich de
signs of rare and choice flower
from friends from far and near, an(
it was a comfort to see them, an<
we all believed that she had passe?:
on to that blessed abode "where ev
erlasting streams abound and nevei
The funeral obsequies were saic
by Father Lannigan of Aiken wh(
was assisted by two altar boys fron*
the Aiken convent, Walter McCar
ty and Edward Costello, and part ol
the choir had also accompanied th<
priest, and were Misses Alberta Lu
eas and Ethel Forsythe, Sister Ce
cilia, of Aiken, Mr. Johnson, and
Misses Clare Grice and Madge
Turner of Edgefield. The famllj
was accompanied as they followed
the casket, by the Edgefield Daugh
ters of the Confederacy of whict
Mrs. Tompkins was a member, and
even in the large church, all th?
friends could not be seated, and
Mrs. Tompkins' sisters are Mrs,
James W. DeVore, Mrs. Willis
Duncan and one brother Mr. Alberl
Dozier of Johnston, and other cous
ins as near and dear as sisters,
Father Lannigan made very appro
priate tribute to her, and in ending
said most feelingly, that if in th?
end of his priestly career he were
permitted to meet death as bravely
and calmly as this sainted soul, he
would feel that his life had not
been in vain.
The beloved form was laid away
beneath the pines in the Catholic
cemetery among the loved ones gone
before, and this resting place lies
buried in nature's sweet gift to
Program S. S. Convention Har!
mony, May 23.
10:45. A County Standard, the
How to organize our townships
Rev. E. C. Bailey, Hon. B. E
Nicholson, S. J. Watson.
11:45. Round table. Organ
ized Sunday school work, Miss
Vandiver, state field secretary.
12:45. Department woVk, Rev
I J. R. Walker, Rev. R. H. Coving
ton, Col. F. N. K. Bailey.
9:30 a. m. Song service. .
Scripture lesson by Rev. J. R.
Prayer by the pastor.
10. Enrollment of delegates.
Report of president. .
Report of secretary.
3:15. The Teacher, (a) Teach
ing as a Fine Art, Prof. R. B. Cur
ry, (b) Spiritual Preparation of
the Teacher, S. M. Simkins. (c)
Round Table. The Teacher, W.
4. Miscellaneous business, ad
I journ men t.
2 p. m. (a) The Sunday school
Standard, Prof. G. F. Long, Miss
Ellen Dunovant. (b) The Sun
'day school Organized, Rev. W. H.
Beckhem, J. M. Shaffer, (c) The
Sunday school Superintendent, A.
.Tompkins, J. M. Cobb.
2:45. The pupil, (a) The Child
we Teach, Mrs. J. L. Mims. (b)
Holding the Boys, E. J. Mims. (c)
Securing Men and Women for the
Adult Bible Class, A. S. Tompkins.
Open Letter to Non-Church
(Continued from page 1.)
His father to take to Himself the
bride (Church) for which he gave
Himself, the earthly scaffolding of
denominational ordinances will be
town away from this magnificent
structure and the guilded dome of
that temple,' not made with hands,
will glisten in the rays of the mil
lennial dawn. "Then will that au
gust temple, which far outshines
the glory of Solomon's, built on the
foundation of Apostles and prophets,
Jesus Christ Himself being the
chief corner stone, be finished, and
the top stone laid amidst the rising
hosannas of ransomed sinners and
the thundering hallelujahs of an
gelic choirs." Therefore let us join
hand and heart, on the Sabbath
day, go up to the house of the Lord
together, and sing, "How good and
pleasant it is for brethren to dwel
I together in unity."
E. C. Bailey,
Pastor of Presbyterian church.
Escapes an Awful Fate.
A thousand tongues could not ex
press the gratitude of Mrs. J E
Cox, of Joliet, 111., for her wonder
ful deliverance from an awful fate.
Typhoid pneumonia had left me
with a dreadful cough, she writes,
'Sometimes I had such awful cough
ing spells I thought I would die.
I could I get no help from doctor's J
treatment or other medicines till
used Dr. King's New Discovery.
But I owe my life to this wonder
ful remedy for I scarcely cough at
all now." Quick and safe, its the
most reliable of all throat and lung
medicines. Every bottle guaranteed.
50o and $1.00. Trial bottle free at
Penn ? Holstein's, W E Lynch ?
Plenty of Them in Edgef ield and
Good Reasons for it
Wouldn't any woman be happy,
After years of backache suffering, '
Days of misery and nights of un
The distress of urinary troubles,
When she finds freedom.
Many readers will profit by the
Mrs. M N Padgett, Edgefield, S.
C., says: "Off and on for several
years I have used Doan's kidney
pills and I know them to be excel
lent kidney medicine. When kid
ney trouble made its appearance in
my case, my back began to pain and
I felt tired and restless. I lost much
sleep and it was not until I began
taking Doan's Ikidney pills that I
found relief. They are the best kid
ney medicine I know of and I glad
ly recommend them for the benefit |
of other kidney sufferers."
For sale by all dealers. Price j
50 cents. Foster-Milburn CoM,
! Buffalo, New York, sole agents for j
the United States.
Remember the name-Doan's
I and take no other.
Wifely Ideal Too High.
The man who is as good as his wife
thinks hs ought to be is ripe ^for
Misses middy blouses.* Smith
Choicest cotton fabrics, silks and
cottons, lovely linens. Smith-Marsh
FOR SALE-400 or 500 bushels
of ear corn at $1.10 per bushel. J.
C. Long, Trenton, S. C.
Coh-red muslins, borders, solid,
and figured. Smith-March Co.
Ladies silk hose white, black and
lan. Smith-Marsh Co.
Brighten the interior of your
home by using Alabastine on your
Just arrived cotton corduroy sev
eral different patterns. Smith-Marsh
Fresh shipment of Ferry's garden
seed just received at
Let us supply you with seed Irish
potatoes. We have them direct
from the eastern seed farm, in all
the popular varieties, such as Early
Rose, Bliss, Irish Cobbler etc.
Our prices on wire screen doors
and windows is very reasonable.
See us before buying.
Stewart <fc Kernaghan.
Fresh shipment of Russell's can
dies by express.
Our shoes are matchless. Call and
see for yourself. Smith-Marsh Co. '
Georgia Cane Syrup, fresh from
the South Georgia farms, at
Hats and Caps the largest selec
tion in Augusta. Straw hats $1.00
np. $8.00 Panama's at $4.75. Stet
son and other fine makes $2.25 up.
Caps a full line 22c up. W. G.
Mertins Augusta, Ga.
WANTED: Ten or fifteen goats
ordinary breed. W. E. Presoott
Modoc, S. C. R. F. D.
$1.25 linen sheeting for 89c
Boys Suits and pants, also Chil
drens wash suits a full line prices '
low: F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
Suits from $10.00 up, all wool
Pants $2.00 np. Rubber coats for
rain or dust $5.00 and up. Write
F. G. Mertins, the Tailor and
Clothier, Augusta, Ga.
Large stock of wire screen doora
and windows jnst received.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
A large shipment of dynamite
Stewart & Kernaghan.
We always carry a full supply of
Glenn Springs and Harris Lithia
Penn & Holstein.
Fall supply of baseball goods at
Children's silk sox, a beautiful
assortment of silk and lisle. Smith
Fresh shipment of Harris Lithia
Water and Gipger Ale, at
Handsomeispring skirts. Smith
Roasted coffees in bulk from 25>
Have your. windows and doors
fitted with wire screens and doors
for the summer. We have all sizes.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Don't fail to look over our mil
linery department before you buy
your hat as we have a complete
line of ready trimmed hats and
shapes and flowers, and our milliner
can trim your hat while you wait
Come to IIB for paints of all kinds
for both inside and outside work.
Come to us for onion sets, and
Landreth's celebrated garden seeds
of all kinds. They never fail ta
Keep ont. the disease-spreading
mosquitoes and flies by getting your
windows and doors with wire
screens. It will not cost you much.
Get our prices.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
I will stand my pedigreed jack at
my home for the spriBg season.
Weight 1,145 pounds. Julian. R.