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E. J. NORRIS, Agent
Edgefield, South Carolina
Representing the HOME INSURANCE
COMPANY, of New York, and the old
HARTFORD, of Hartford, Connecticut.
The HOME has a greater Capital and
Surplus combined than any other
The HARTFORD is the leading com
pany of the World, doing a greater
Fire business than any other Cfo.
See Insurance Reports
"HAS THE STRENGTH OF GIBRALTAR/*
E. J. Norris,
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE
Pianos and Organs
At present we desire to call especial attention to
the Adam Schaff piano, which is used exclusively
in the public schools of Chicago. The factory has
been established forty years. It is a strictly high
grade standard piano. Prices of uprights ire from
$300 to $500.
We have sold over 1,500 Farrand organs and all
of them are now giving satisfaction. We also car
ry a line of other makes of pianos and organs. Any
of our goods are sold on liberal terms of payment.
Satisfaction guaranteed in every particular.
Greenwood, S. C.
For Boys and Men
We have never been better equipped
than,we are this season to supply the
boys and men of Edgefield county with
Clothing? Shoes* Hats,
Large assortment of all kinds. We de
sire to call especial attention to our
large stock of Eclipse shirts for men.
Notqing?better on the market for the
Drop in to see us. If we haven't what
you want, we will order it out for you
Dorn & Mims
A E. Padgett, President * Thos. H. Rainsford, Vice President
W. H. Harting, Cashier W. A. Byrd, Asst. Cashier
The Farmers Bank
STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN DEPOSITORY
Capital and Surplus
Total Resources over 300,000.00
After 20 years of successful banking, greets the public and its <
tarons for the year 1912 with best wishes, thanking them for
their patronage and confidence in the past. Conservative business
solicited, Interest paid on special deposita. Your account ap
preciated. If not already a depositor, begin now.
(DIRECTORS: Thoa. H. Rainsford. Dr. C. P. DeVore, W.
B. Penn, E. H. Folk, S. B. Mayi,C. A. Well?, W. H. Harling,
Winthrop College Scholarship and En
The examination for the award
of vacant scholarships in Winthrop
College and for the admission of
new students will be held at the
county court house on Friday, July
5, at 9 a. m. Applicants must not
be less than 15 years of age. When
scholarships are vacant after July 5
they will be awarded to those mak
ing the highest average at this ex
amination, provided they meet the
conditions governing the award.
Applicants for scholarships should
write to President Johnson before
the examination for scholarship ex
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The next session will
open September 18, 1912. For
further information and catalogue, j
address, Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock I
Hill, S. C. I
EYE TALK NO. 4
The difference between a peni
tentiary and a palace is largely a
matter of detail.
Both are designed for human hab
itation and serve, equally well to
protect the inmates from the ele
But one is a vastly more comfort
able place of abode than the other.
SO IT IS WITH GLASSES
Crudely fitted glasses MAY help
your vision,'but great care in every
detail of adjustment is essential to
safetv and comfort.
YOUR EYES ARE WORTH A
CORRECTLY FITTED PAIR
GEO. F. MIMS,
Optician, Edgefield, S- C.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON.
5? 128th Year Begins September 27.
Entrence examinations at all the
county seats on Friday, July 5, at
9 a. m. \
It offers courses in Ancient and
Modern languages, Mathematics,
History, Political Science, Debat
ing, Chemistry, Physics, Biology,
Courses for B. A., B. S., and B.
S. degree with Engineering.
A free tuition scholarship to'each
county of South Carolina. Vacant
Boyce scholarships, giving &100 a
year and free tuition, open to com
petitive examination in September.
Expenses reasonable. Terms and
catalogue on application. Write to
y HARRISON RANDOLPH, President,
Charleston, S. C.
O O Li 3D
OUR CHOCOLATE SODA IS MADE
The une ae ised at the fountains of
tt*?r Fifty Retail Storeo and known the
world iver for Its deliciousness of flavor
" Hurle/ " qvaliiy fills every glass
of sod* that sparts from our fountain.
The flavor you like best is herc
all the old favorites and a bust of
Frown Dainties of Rare Excellence.
W. E. LYNCH & CO.
Back of your lens should
be Ansco Film. It takes a
quicker, clearer impression,
makes a finer negative
and more artistic pictures.
pave you seen the super
ior Ansco Cameras that
open horizontally-the way
you want to take nine
tenths of your pictures?
All sizes and all prices here.
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Fresh shipment of Russell's can
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The State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
Court of Common Pleas.
G. W. Smith, Plaintiff, against
S. W. Wideman, as administrator
of the estate of Mrs. Margaret M.
Smith, deceased. Lily E. Smith,
Josie May Smith, Ira E. Smith,
Summons for relief. (Complaint
To the Defendants above named :
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the complaint in
this action which is filed in the office
of the Clerk of the Court of Com
mon Pleas, for the said county, and
to serve a copy of your answer to
the said complaint on the subscrib
ers at their office at Edgefield C. H.
S. C., within twenty days after the
service hereof, exclusive of the day
of such service; and if you fail to
answer the complaint within the
aforesaid time, the plaintiff in this
action will apply to the Cour* for
the relief demanded in the com
W. B. Cogburn (L. S.)
Clk. C. C. P. & G. S.
Edgefield Co., S. C.
To the non-resident defendant,
Lily E. Smith: You will take no
tice that the original Summons and
Complaint in the above stated ac
tion, is on file in the office of the
Clerk of the Court of Common
Pleas and General Sessions, in and
for the County of Edenfield, and
May 28th, 1912.
The State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. K: -"naird, Probate Judge:
Wherea . B. Hollingsworth
has made su to me, to errant him
Letters of Administration of the
Estate and effects of Daniel D.
These Are Therefore, to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and Creditors of the said Dan
iel D. Brunson, deceased, that they
be and appear before me, in the
Court of Probate, to be held at
Edgeliolcl, C. H., S. C., on June
i?tli 3 912 next, after publication
hereof at ll clock in the forenoon,
to show cause, if any they
have, why the said Administration
should not be granted.
Given under my hand this, 25th
day of May. Anno Domini 1012.
\V. T- Kinnaird.
May 29. '12. J. P. E. C.
Drs. J. S. & F. P, BYRD,
Edgefield and Trenton
Edgefield Office over Postoffice
Office 'Phone 3 : Residence 17-R
AH. CORLEY, Surgeon
. Dentist. Appointments
at Trenton on Wednesdays.
Crown and Bridge werk a
James A. Dobey,
Johnston, S. C.
FFICE OVER JOHNSTON DRUG CO.
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Jane was poor as to puree; her
bounty lay in a richness of spirit, an
all-abiding love for her fellow men.
When she drew near the tenement
that was her home her heart contract
ed painfully. A child, not more than
ten, was huddled against the chilling
pillar ol the doorway, seeking shelter
from the biting November wind. The
child had taken off her cwn rag of a
coat and lt lay cuddled over a still
smaller form in her arms.
The eyes of a hunted animal
gleamed forth from the small, pinched
face when Jane stopped in front of
"What ls It, child? No, don't be
afraid"-for the child had made an
involuntary movement as If to flee
"give me the baby and come with me;
you are cold through and through."
1 dasn't go home till I get two
dollars," the child sali mechanically
as she followed Jane into the tene
ment building and up the stone stairs.
Through her apathy, brought on by
numbness and hunger, the child re
sponded to Jane's sympathy. "I'd get
beat if I went home without them
two dollars, and I ain't got nothln' bul
coppers-twenty-four of them."
"Poor little dear," said Jane, and
pondered the situation while Ehe put
the infant to steep on her own couch.
She could not afford to make up
the difference In money to the child,
as her own resources were limited,
yet the money must be found, and
that before dusk set in.
She went about preparing food for
the children. Her knowledge as to
correct feeding of an infant in arms
was more or less vague.
"Children of the poor can eat any
thing and thrive," thought Jane, and
a grim little smile played about her
lips. The milk she wanned seemed
perfectly satisfactory, and when the
infant was again asleep Jane spoke
to the older child.
"I am going out to find some more
pennies for you. You must stay here
until I return." Jane's order was not
repeated-the girl was only grateful
to have a shelter from the cold.
Out in the street Jane's brow puck
ered. How could she get the neces
A street singer's voice caught her
attention. There was an idea! Pen
nies were being showered down upon
the girl from the high windows, and
Jane believed her own small voice
equal in monetary value to that of
the street singer.
She walked several blocks in order
to gain courage to lift up her voice
in song. The neighborhood in which
she found herself was rich; Jane
knew that from the wonderful lace
curtains in those hundreds of win
dows. She found her way timidly to
the back court and there she began
her strange mission.
An unusual emotion took hold of
Jane when little bundles of pennies
or nickels or dimes dropped down
from surreptitiously opened windows.
Before long Jane had enough and to
spare for the small children waiting
for her return.
Dusk was coming on slowly, but
Jane made her way to one more build
ing. She had read the word "stu
dios" between the massive portals and
ber reason told her that here was a
domicile of great souls.
The unusual strain had begun to
tell in Jane's voice, and she was not
a little weary when a man carce to
th? doorway and stood deliberately
watching her. Jane's tones trembled
and tho hot color crept into ber
When her song was finished she
turned to go. The man's,voice stopped
her; it was a gentle voice and full of
"I will give you $25 if you will pose
for me for an hour," the man said.
The money consideration did not
startle Jane, but the strangeness of
her experience br iught the slow,
whimsical smile to her eyes. While
she was still studying the man's faoe
be spoke again.
"You will be doing me a great fa
vor-I must have a model tonight."
"I have never posed-but I believe
I could sit still for an hour." Jane
sighed and rather enjoyed the pros
pect of sitting quietly. She was more
tired than she had realized.
"Yon will kare a rest every iifteem
minutML" th? artist told her and var?
ufet at the refiied.'evett charm et
,(&. Street finger. He lei the way
le the'elevator and Jane followed.
walks, but out in this residential sec
tion no attack was being made on the
Hester turned from the side street
into a wide avenue, lined on each side
by brownstone mansions. Here she
found the walking better, and shiver
ing, breathless, she sped on her way.
"If it only wasn't so far," she said
to herself, desperately. She stopped
for a moment to fasten ner coat more
closely about her. A red limousine
stood at the curbstone and a chauf
feur in a fur cape and gloves waited
for the man who was descending the
steps of an imposing mansion.
Hester gave one look from man to
master, then fled, stumbling, gasping.
"It was Rex," she said to her heart,
wildly. "0, he mustn't see me. He
musn't see me."
But he bad seen her. "Heater!
Hester!" be was calling.
She would not turn Sack. She fell
consumed with shame that he should
eee her thus.
But he was beside ber, eager, ex
"Hester, dear girl," he said, with
his hand on her arm, and she stopped
and turned to him, and when she saw
the frankly adoring look in his eyes
she broke down and cried.
"You poor little thing, you poor lit
tie thing," he said. "At last I have
He made her lean on his arm.
"I'm going to take you home," said
Rex, briefly, "but first we've got ta
get something to warm you up. ]
can't invite you in there," with a nod
of bis head toward the house, "be
cause it's a man's club. But there'a
a tea room at the corner."
Hester ate little. It was enough fox
ber to bask in the comfort of Rex's
presence, and the color came back ta
her cheeks and the light into her eyes,
as he talked to her.
'Tve hunted everywhere for you,"
be said. "Nobody seemed to know
your address. They told me you wer<
in New York and that was all."
"I wouldn't let any one know," said
Hester. "I told her to tell you."
"Vera?" he asked, and as she nod?
ded she saw his eyes grow hard, but ii
was not until long after that he told
her that her trusted school friend had
tried to win him for herself, and thal
she had withheld the address of hl?
Kind Mrs. Adams, deep in the mys.
teries of Friday's cleaning, was start?
led by the 60und of an automobil?
horn at the front door.
Hester came in beaming.
"It's Rex," she said, "and, Rex, this
is dear Mrs. Adams. She has been
so kind to me."
It was a wonderful talk that fol
lowed. Rex insisted that tired, eco
nomical Mrs. Adams should give up
her poor old lodging house and come
and be housekeeper for himself and
Hester. He intended to buy a big
country place, he said, and there
would be many servants to managd
Did Mrs. Adams think she could?
And Mrs. Adams wept tears of joy.
"I told you you should be queen,"
Rex s;aid to Hester that night, "and
while I can't give you a real throne,
dearest, you shall reign in my heart
JAPS BORROW FROM THE WES!
Mode-n Methods of Fighting Fir?
Now In Use in Tokyo and ;
Pires used to be regarded as necee
sary evils In Japan. Conflagration!
which swept through whole quar
ters, licking up the flimsy houses Ilk?
waste paper, were mere common
places of existence there. But th?
increased value of modern structurel
has made lt Imperative to improve thi
fire fighting systems.
In Yokohama the apparatus ii
owned and the firemen are paid bj
the association of fire Insurance com
panies. In Tokyo it is owned by th?
clty; There are 47 watch towers li
Yokohama, each fitted with a gong
with which flrj alarms are given. A1
night, says Consular and Trade Re
ports, watchmen are kept on two oi
these towers, who ?We thc alarm bj
gongs In case fire ls discovered. Ir
Tokyo the tower Bystem is also used
for both fire and police alarms. Th?
city ls divided into seven districts
each having a central alarm station
About 290 machines record the alarmi
upon ticker tape at the different tow
ers and police and fire stations.
The wa*?r pressure in the Iowei
portion an in the Japanese rriartei
of Yokohama is from 30 to 40 round!
per square inch, but in the upper resl
dence section, where there is mud
valuable property, the pressure is al
most nil. In Tokyo the situation il
much more satisfactory. There ar?
nearly 5,000 water plugs In tho cltj
and the average pressure Is 44 pound!
to the square inch.
The coolies who assist In time ol
fire in Yokohama are paid an aver
age of four cents, American curren
cy, an hour. The regular staff of Aro
men and watchmen receive an aver
age of $7.47 a month. The coolie,
in Tokyo receive about 85 cents a
day, when called for fire duty, and
the regular firemen $6.47 a month
In Tokyo there IB also a guild that ii
subject to being called out for fir?
duty. In Yokohama there have been
847 fires in the past five years, wbici
destroyed $1,300,147 worth of prop
erty. In Tokyo the number of Arel
In the same period was 2,717, wi ?J
a loss of 03,504,293.
"Thic winter air ls nice and fresh/
said the brink citizen.
'That's where you are wrong," re
plied the man from Chicago. "It's th?
sane eli air; it only seems fresh bs,
cause it bas bees In cold storage." j