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Not The Horse For Him.
A German farmer was in search
. of a horse.
"I've got just the horse for you"
-said the liveryman. "He's five years
old, sound as a dollar and goes ten
miles without stopping."
. The German threw his hand out
ward "Not for me," he said, "not
for me. I live eight miles from town,
and mit dot horse 1 haf to valk two
Faintly Sings Georgia's Praises.
Mr. S. Cheatham spent the past
week at his old home and with
Telatives of the Cleora section.
While he professes to like his adopt
ed home and faintly sings Georgia's
praises, yet we could easily see in
his eyes a longing for the rough,
rocky, red hills of Edgefield. One
who stumped his toes upon Edge
field rocks when a boy and who has
climbed hills for something like a
half century does not easily become
acclimated when transplanted in
? Georgia's sandy plains. A warm
-welcome awaits Mr. Cheatham when
he repents and returns to old Edge
field, his first love.
Venerable and Beloved Gtizen
~i?his( Wednesday) morning Mr.
1. bert H. Mims, the oldest and one
o' the most beloved citizens of Edge
-fit d, lies critically ill at his home.
.Sa iirday morning after breakfast
he w iked out on the back piazza of
. hi> )u>me and in some almost un
&&.>.>. table way fell down the
stej <. Vhile the piazza is not high
from ; n1 ground, yet he sustained
painf'ii omises on the left side and
sboc 'i '- A physician was sum
moned .id after a careful examina
tion ?-ia' d that no bones were frac
tured, li . suffered very little from
the fa!i H til about noon Sunday,
when in> >ved ones observed that
he talk o ? with some difficulty and
* his mind xs notas clear as usual,
indicatiti, .nat a blood vessel had
been rnpi i ?'.'<] upon the brain as a
result cf ti fall. Since that time
ne has stea<i>.> grown weaker. Mr.
Mims is now in his 80th year.
The Ti<amerman Tribe.
Last Saturday a very unique and
exceedingly pl- tsant social gather
ing was held ai Pleasant Lane. The
children of M r. and Mrs. N. D.
Timmerman, bah of hallowed
memory, held :i family reunion in
the grove neai Tho old home. AU of
the brothers an listers of this large
family attended ? xcept Mr. J.D.
Timmerman. Iii ?il there were sixty
odd Timmermans present, enough
to elect Woodrow Wilson and
but we do not know how about
forty of them would vole in thc gu
bernatorial contest. As they par
took of the delightful barbecue din
ner which was furnished by Mr.
Arthur Timmerman, the eldest of
the brothers, they talked of child
hood experiences which were sug
gested by the rocks and trees and,
in fact, everything about the dear
old homestead. May this large fami
ly have many such happy occasions
in years to come.
The cask still retains theodor of
.the liquor it once held. The fact that
we wear mourning for the dead and
weep as though they were dead only
goes to prove that we are not quite
oivilized; for these are still heathen
customs in heathen lands. Some of
tis might be startled to know that
we are still guilty of idolatry and
retain some heathen customs even
in the church of the living God!
Even in the sacred sacraments of
baptism and the Lord's supper we
detect superstition. Seneca said,
"Superstition profanes the worship
of God." Voltaire, the supposed
celebrated Infidel, said on his death
bed, "I die adoring God, lovinsr my
friends, not hating mino enemies,
and detesting superstition." It was
superstition which he and Thomas
Paine so bitterly fought in the
church. And both of them contrib
uted that much to religion. Do you
recall the words of Rousseau, an
other accused Infidel? Here they
are: I think we cannot too strong
ly attack superstition, which is the
disturber of society; nor too highly
respect genuine religion, which is
the support of it." He was honest;
for some of us do sanction and sup
port it. And should one undertake
. to remove it, as we will, some re
ligionists will go about as sad a?j if
they had lost their God. Perhaps
they have lost ali they know of
God. But Christianity says, super
stition must go, and the advocates
of it must go with it. "They cannot
serve God and mammon." Supersti- '
tion is the yoke of a galling religion. 1
E. C. Bailey.
New line of Oxfords at ten per
. ej^nt above cost, at 1
Dunovant <fc Co.
Annual meeting- Woman's Mi
sionary Union of Edgefield associ:
tion to be held with the society c
Edgefield church, August 29th an
30th, 1912. First session Thursda
Woman's Missionary Societies.
10:30 Prayer and praise service
Mrs. M. D. Jeffries.
Welcome, Mrs. W. E. Lott.
Roll call of woman's societie
with reports from each.
Reception and introduction c
missionaries and visitors.
Vocal solo, "The Lord ?6 m
Shepherd," Mrs. J. R. Tompkim
Reading of constitution and bj
laws, Miss Robbie Jones.
12 a. m. A quiet hour.
Devotions, Mrs. Mattie Kenricl
12:20: Presentation of the stanc
ard cf excellence, Mrs- Tillman.
Our part in foreign mission rec
ommendations, read by Mrs. J. W
R?oort of committee on literature
Mrs. P. P. Blalock.
A message from China, Carri
Appointment of committees o
time and place and resolutions.
Election of nominating commit
Announcements, hymn, prayei
Young Woman's Auxiliaries.
2:30 p. m. A consecration servie
Miss Mabelle Strom.
Roll call of Y. W. A's. "Enlist
ing, enlightening, ennobling ou
girls." Miss Eileen Ouzts, superin
tendent of Y. W. A.
Selection, Florence Peak.
ChoruH, "They that be wise shal
shine," Young Woman's auxiliaries.
Discussion of state, home and
foreign recommendations for Y. W
A., and the standard of excellence
Vocal 6olo, Miss Nannie Gunter,
Report of committee on training
school, Mrs. J. H. Elkins.
Personal service. The develop
ment of its ideals, Miss Hortens<
Chinese girls, Rev. E. T. Snuggs
Chorus of young woman's auxil
iaries, "O Zion haste."
Reading of minutes.
8:30 p. m. Public meeting.
Devotions, Dr. M. D. Jeffries.
"The new China." John Lake.
Vocal solo, Mrs. B. F. Allen,
Summary of the years work bj
Collection, announcements, dis
10 o'clock, Sunbeam societies.
Roll call of Sunbeam bands.
Standard of excellence, Mrs. . J.
A sunbeam exercise.
"My missionary sweetheart,"
Selections ? by Roland Snuggs,
Ouida Pattison and Mirian* Hol
Song, Eleanor Mims.
The kindergarten for Chinese
children, Mrs. E. T. Snuggs.
Responsibility of woman's mis
sion societies for Sunbeam and
Royal Ambassadors, ?trs. M. D.
Recommendations of boards for
sunbeams, Mrs. J. L. Mims.
Methods of work, Mrs. W. J.
Miscellaneous session from across
Praise service, Carrie Bostick
Report of obituary committee,
received standing, Mrs. T. P. Sal
Recommendations of executive
committee of association, read by
Report of nominating committee,
election of officers.
Appointment of standing commit
tees viz: obituary, training school.
Margaret home, mission study,
literature, personal service, college
an-i school Y. W. A. work.
1 ?eport of committee on time an d
plai- ; of next meetings.
li port of committee on resolu
R .uling of minutes.
\v i?at this meeting has meant to
mc. Di legates and visitors.
Atthisservice it ia expected that
?very i .-mister in the Edgefield as
sociate u will be presenton special
invit?t! .ii of the Woman's Mission
ary Un: ii, that they may receive a
inessa^. ?f appreciation from the
organize ?on assembled in their an
nual ni? ing, and at the same time j
welcome igain to their native soil ?
our owu i,missionaries Rev. and Mrs. ,
John Lake who expect to be pres
?nt on thi.s occasion. ,
The devotions will be led by Rev. .
S. W. Bussey.
Vocal duet, Mrs. Allen and Miss ?
A message of appreciation, J. L.
Address, Dr. C. E. Burts, Colum
Music, collection, announcements.
Already Making Good.
Mr. C. M. Mellichamp bas been
at work for the Southeastern Life
Insurance Company for only a short
time but he is already making good
with them. Last week he headed
the list of agents in South Caroli
na, winhing a box of cigars that
were aw irded to the one ?ending in
the largest amount of business. Mr.
Mellichamp is running a full page
advestisement this week in whic
he tells the people of the merits o
his company. Read carefully what
he has to say.
August Clearance Sale.
The popular store of Smith-Marsh
Company will for the next fifteen
days be frequented .by those who
are in search of genuine bargains
seasonable merchandise. In its
large advertisement on our 8th
page t?is progressive firm announces
that in order to close out summer
goods a large reduction will be
made all along the line. Some
goods have been reduced to actual
wholesale cost. Now is the time
to supply your needs. Read of the
many bargains offered by Smith
Very Short Session of C o? rt
Think of half of the petit jury
being discharged on the day court
opened! Well, that is the record
that Edgefield has set.
The regular summer term of the
court of general sessions convened
Monday morning, with the Hon.
W. DeVore as presiding judge. On
account of the illness of Solicitor
George Bell Timmerman, his law
partner at Lexington, Cleveland
Callison, Esq., discharged the d
ties of solicitor in a highly creditable
Soon after court convened the
grand jury passed on all indict
ments handed out and the court got
down to real work at once. The
grand jury made its formal report
Tuesday morning and was discharg
ed. The report will be published in
full next week.
Only one case went to the jury
that of Ben Ryan ?charge 1 with
stealing live stock. He was declar
ed guilty and received a sentence of
18 months on the county chaingang
Mack Terry pleaded guilty to the
charge of house breaking and lar
ceny and the Court handed out to
him a sentence of 18 monthtJ""Ga
the public roads of the county.
Sump Williamsaud Buck Coats
threw themselves on the mercy of
the court by pleading guilty to th
charge of grand larceny. In his
wisdom Judge DeVore prescribed
an open air treatment of five years
duration as a suitable cure for the
moral ills of these deft fingered
Will Little likewise "acknowl
edged the corn" when confronted
with the charge of house breaking
and larceny, and the sentence of the
Court was that he shall put on tb
whole armor of a convict and fcattl
valiantly for the improvement of
the highways of Edgefield county
his term of enlistment under Super
visor Wells boing three years.
The cases against Simon Davis
charged with assault with intent to
ravish, and Sump Hendrix, under
the indictment for murder, were
both continued nntil the fall term
After sitting only about a day
the court adjourned sine die Tues
day at noon.
Owing to the absence * the pas
tor, there will be no preaching this
Sunday, August 18th in the Presby
terian church. No union service un
til the 3rd Suuday in September.
Services at the Baptist church
Sunday ai, ll :30 a. m.. pastor M.
D. Jeffres preaching; no night ser
rice. Meeting begins at Horn's
Creek at 3:30 p. m., and continuing
the following week.
There will be baptism of children
it Methodist church Thursday
norning. We have several children
tvho will be baptized, and all the
parents are invited to bring their
ihildren for dedication in baptism.
J. R. Walker.
Large congregations are attend
ng the me?ting in the Methodist
?hurch. Rev. C. E. Peele is preachi
ng able sermons. Church members
ire being revived. What we want
low is to see unconverted people
vhether in the church or out gen
linely converted. If any man have
lot the spirit of Christ, he is none
)f his. The question is not "Are you
i member of the church?'' but
"Have you the spirit of Christ?"
J. R. Walker.
Why You Should Sen
Sons and D aught
1. Because only a limited number ot boan
thereby making it possible for each student
personal attention of th<; Faculty.
2. Edgefield is noted tor its health-bein?
high, dry, rolling country.
3. Handsome brick buildings with modern
and up-to-date equipments.
4. Extensive grounds-beautiful oak gre
5. High-toned, Christian men and womei
Faculty; fifteen teachers, each a specialist.
6. Greatest care used in selecting teachei
sonal influence over the students will be elev
7. The President and nine teachers live i
with the students.
8. From the time students reach Edgefi
take the train for their homes, they are unde
care and close personal attention of the
9. Regular study hours morning and nighi
rect supervision of the teachers.
10. High standard--thorough course (
work bears close inspection.
11. In competitive examinations for West J
lis and other scholarships, our students ha\
12. On account of our thorough Literary
lent training in discipline and the general
character, morally and religiously, our gt
ways in demand as teachers, st?nographe]
13. Talbe supplied with good, wholesom<
prepared food 3 seven teachers in dining-i
14. Comfortable and home-like bedrooms
ing allowed in any of the departments of the
15. Because for twenty years our shool hi
cessful operation under the same managei
proving itself worthy to ask for your patron?.
16. Notwithstanding the expensive Facu
the wholesome and abundant table fare and 1
comforts, the charges are moderate.
ders is taken,
to re?oive the
y situated in a
1 compose the
's whose per
n the building
eld until they
:r the watchful
t under the di
'e always been
?aduates are ai
i and properly
.oom with stu
. No crowd
is been in suc
il ty employed,
;he other home
Are Ever at War.
There arc two things everlasting
ly at war, joy and piles. But Buck
len's Arnica Salvo will banish piles
in any form. It soon subdues the
itching, irritation, inflammation or
swelling. It gives comfort, invites
joy. Greatest healer of burns, boils,
ulcers, cuts, bruises, eczema, scalds
pimples, skin eruptions. Only 25c
at Penn & Holstein's, W E Lynch
Buist's Turnip Seed.
A full assortment of the celebrat
ed Buist turnip seed just received
fresh from the seed farm. Can sup
ply you with ruta baga, seven top,
white globe and all of the popular
Penn & Holstein.