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The members of the choirs of tl
-several churches and other mm
.ciaos are practicing songs for tl
temperance lecture that is to I
held the first Sunday in April,
which time Mr. U pshaw of Allan
wiU deliver addressps in the oppi
house and court house. Mr. Upsha
i? regarded as one of the moi
effective lecturers of this generatn?
He has doubtless spoken in evei
one of the forty-odd states.
Mack Mims Captured anc
Lodged in Penitentiary.
Ol Johnson and Mack Mims e
caned from the chainganeearle lai
Friday morning, thp gang bein
temporarily quartered at the count
farm. As ihe result of a contint
ons search Mack has 1 een oaptnn
and placed in the penitentiary bi
"Ol Johnson is still at large.
Some time Friday Mack Mirr
broke into, the home of a negro wb
resides north of Ed gefiel d and stol
pome money, a shot-gun and a sui
.of clothes. He removed his con
T'ct suit and donned the dothf
which he stole. Fridav night, h
.wen? to the home of hi* fathei
Charles Mims, in thp Horn's Pref
spction, npar where hp stolp th
mule, horse and buggv about thrp
wpeks ago. Suspecting that th
negro wonld go to bis fatbpr's a
night, Mr. Princp, onpof thp chain
gang guardo, accompanied by Mr
James Smith, whose horse Mac1
stole sometime ago, wont Frtda;
night to watch Charles Mims' hons
to see if Mack enterpd. About I
o'clock, be came np and went ii
the house, but Mr. Prince and Mr
Smith were not near enongh at th
time to halt him. AR soon as Mar l
entered the hnnse they advance?
and called to him to come ont anc
surrender, instead of heeding thei
demand Mack partly oponed tb<
door and fired two shots, a part rr
thp first one taking effect in Mr
Smith's hpad and the other in hil
thigh. His injury was not seriom
ahhongh it is feared that he wil
lose the sight of one eye. Mr
Prince went at once to Mr Smiths
?*:si ta'ce, taMng h'm home a? d
summoning medical attention. H?
then returned, accompanied bv sev
eral citizens, to Charlps Mims'
house to arrest Mack. A search
. of the premises was madp bnt Mack
had left, taking with him the shot
gnn which he had stolen and a re
Mark went to Jesse Rame?* and
stole his horse ,and stole a saddle
from another negro. HP wa?? sppn
ing below Trpnton going in the d
rection of Aiken, and a nnmb?r r
.citizen? went to search for h'n
Sheriff Swearingen had airead
gone toward Angnsta, thinking th:
the npgro would take the same rout
that he took before.
Mack was seen and fired noon h
the ri-ral policeman of Aiken eom
ty Saturday afternoon causing hil
j to drop his gun and rifl- and t
abandon the horse. As a result r
this wonnd, the impression pm
vailed here Saturday afternoon th?
he had been killed by those wh
were pursuing him. At the tim
Mack was shot he escaped in lb
woods, and Saturday night abon
3 o'clock wpnt to the home of Mi
f>nBose, a large farmer of Aikei
county, and engaged to work in
wages. Some time Sunday mor"
. ine Mr DoRose bpard ^f 'bo fronUI
at Kdgefi -ld and of ha fl;gl t o
the regro into Aiken county, sn<
in the meantimp he had al-?n ot
sprved that the negro acted snsp'r
iously. Having dpoidod th ft b
should hold thp npgro. Mr. P"Ros<
tplpphonpd for thp assignee of bil
npighh;ors. Thpy seized M?*?!
while be was sitting in Mr.
Bose kitchen and he offered snor
resistanop that it required the spr
vices of five men to tip him. secure
ly. During the struggle hp a'?nos'
snceeedpd in wresting a pistol from
the hand of one of fhpm.
Supervisor A. A. Edmunds wa?
searching for .both negroeo. Ol
Johnson and Mack Mims, in Aiken
county, and went to the .home ol
Mr. Du Bose soon after tho n<?gro
was seized, tplling them on arrival
that they had the right man. He
engaged Mr. Do Bose to bring them
to Edg^field Sunday afternoor
reaching this place about dark. Mr.
Edmunds paid the reward of $3c
to Mr. Du Bose.
About 10 o'clock Saturday night
people began to congregate upon
the public sqnare here and as therp
was some feeling manifested, Sherifj
W. R. Swearingen and Supervisoi
Edmunds quietly took Mack from
the jail and drove him to the coun
ty farm. He was put to work or
the chaingang Monday morning and
worked until about 10 o'clock when
he was carried to Colnmbia in an
automobile by Mr. Swearingen and
Mr. Edmnnds in order to prelude
the possibility of violence to the
negro. These two officers deserve
the highest commendation for the
manner in which the entire mattpr
was handled. Mack is now in the
penitentiary but it is probable that
lie will be brought baok to the
Reception in Honor of Mrs.
-Mrs. B. E. Nicholson and Mrs.
Lovick M ?ms entertained last Fri
day at the home of Mrs. B. E
Nicholson with an elaborate lun
cheon in compliment to their aunt,
Mrs. .Tames Maxwell of Greenville.
The guests were welcomed at th**
door by Mrs. Nicholson, and intro
.biced by Mrs. Mims to the guest of
The house was beautifully dec
orated with spring flowers for the
occisi?n. After a pleasant time
spent in lively conversation, the
iruests were invited into the dining
room and weie seated at places in
dicated hv the dainty rose place
card-, thus forming a pleas int and
congenial company, twelve in num
ber. Tre handsome mahogany tabb
was laid with dainty china with
cluny lace centerpiece and mats,
and decorated tastefully with a bas
ket of flowers. Sandwich baskets
tied at the handles with pink satin
ribbon added to the charming effect.
Four courses of grape fruit, oys
ters in shells, salads and ices with
cake and coffee were served. The
time passed rapidly and no one
realized that moreth.-m an hour was
spent in the dining room and that
the time for leaving had come so
Those present were Mesdames
N. G. Bran* R. A. Marsh, C. E.
M av, A. E. Padgett,?. .M Feltham,
J. C. Sheppard, VV. P. Calhoun, T.
II. Rainsford and M. N. Tillman.
Notice of Election.
State of South Carolina,
County of Kdgefield.
Whereas a petition ha? bppn filed
with ns, and all legal rpqnirempnts
have been met, it is Ordered that Q.
W. Quarks, R. M. Johnson and T.
J. MeLendon, con.Mitnting the reg
nlar'y appointed Board of-TrnMee*
of Red Hitl School District No. 8.
do hold an election at Rpd Hill i
School Honse on Satnrdav, April i
4th, 1914, to vote npon the qnpg- ,
lion of levving and collecting an
additional tax of one and onp-half t
mills on the dollar of all taxahle j
property in said district, proeppds
of such lew tobe nspd for school
rmrnoooa in ^pd Hill School Dis
trict, No. ?. '
At thi* election only snob rp*i
dpnt electors as rptnrn r?al o~ppr?nn
al propprtv For taxation, and who
Px'dHt their ?ax receipt? and r?gi??
'n'??rn "o^%Viri i ir "rr rf jrr? irrt1
general elections shall be allowed
Th se favoring the increased levy
sna'l cant a ballot with the word
* Yes" written or printed thereon,
i and tho??p r.pponed tonnnh increased
levy shall cast a ballot with the
. word "No" written or printed
therpon. Within tpn day? after
the election, if a majoritv of thosp
? voling "hall favor the increased
Ipvy. thp manaijpr* will ?ul.mit. to
County Auditor thp reknit of eleo
rion. The polls shall oppn at 8
o'clock a m , and cloae at 4 o'clock
. p. m.. and in all respecta nom pl v
with SPC 1208, Code of Laws of
W. W. Fuller,
E H. Folk,
Co Boaad of F.dncation,
Klgpfipld Co., S. C..
Notice of Election.
State of South Carolina,
Cont ty of Edgetinld.
Wherpa?. a pptition ha? b?pn filpd
with us, and all lecral requirements
having hopn mpf, it 's order.-d thai
O W. Wright. T. A. Bmadwater
and H. H Hprlong, constituting
thp rpguHrlv appointpd Board of
Trust PPR of Raeon School District
No 3+ do hold an plection at Har
mony School Honse on Saturday,
April 41 h. 1914. to vote upon thp
question of levying and collecting
an additional tax of two mills on
thp dollar of all taxable property in
slid district, proeppds of such lew
to be med for M-hool purposes in
j Bacon School District. No. ?J4.
At thin plection only such resi
dent electors as rpturn real or per
sonal propprtv for taxation, and
who exhibitth? ir tax receipts and
I registration certificates as required
in general elections shall be allow
ed to vote.
Those favoring the increased levy
shall cast a ballot with the word
"Yes" written or printed thereon,
and 'hose opposed lo such increas
ed levy shall cast a ballot with the
word "No" writtpn or printed
thereon. Within ten days after the
election, if a majority of those vo
ting shall favor ihe increased levy,
thc managers will submit to County
' Auditor the rtsult of election. The
i polls shall open at 8 o'clock, a. m ,
! and close at 4 o'clock p. m., and in
all resects comply with Sec. 1208,
Code of Laws of South Carolina.
W. W. Fuller,
E H Folk, .
Co. Board of Education,
Edgefield, 8. C.
Your affectionate son,
R. A. Tompkins.
As a postscipt to this letter fol
lowed another signed by W. D
.Fennings to his cousin Lizzie as
follows: "J. Cartledge received a
letter today from his brot'ierj
Thomas slating that Jack Tomp
kins was at Fort Deleware, Phil,
a prisoner, wounded in the arm.
He says he saw it in the Richmond
paper, so you will, I hope, live to'
see your kind and devoted husband,
and me, my dear friend and rela
tive. As soon as I heard it, I went
down t"> see uncle Jimmy, and re
quested him to seul this to you
which met his approbation. You
will see from R. A. Tompkii.s' let
ter that nix of the company wore
prisoners, so you may rest satisfied
that Jack is still alive, and we hopp
soon to hear all about him. I would
have conic np to have Reen j o'i my
seif, but I havo been up three
nights this week, and I feel very
W. D. Jennings.
The Union meeting of the 2nd
division of thc Edgefield Associa
tion will meet with Republican
Baptist church March 29-30lh,
Devotional exercises by the Mod
? r itor.
1st, Does not the missionary spirit,
necessarily follow regeneration?
George Wright, G. W. Medlock,
Rev. J. P. Mealing.
2nd, What is man's mission in
the world? Wallace Prescott, C. W.
Flinn, J. D. Hughey.
3rd, What are some of the'best
methods that may be adopted by
the church to develop both the
young and inactive membership?
H. L. Bunch, Martin Medlock, Rev.
J. Tr Littlejohn.
4th, Should not church members
in the discharge of their civic du
ties exert a better influence in our
county and State than they are now
[toing? Walter Carpenter, Charles
Jones, S. B. Mays.JJ
Sunday morning and afternoon;
'ervices to be conducted by Rev. J.
P. B. Lanhan, for oom.
Aiken Ex-convict Ready Slash
es Robert Key. Objected to
Former Seeing His Sitter, r
Aiken, S. C., Yesterday afternoon
man of the Silverton seotion of thia
county, was brought to Aiken se
verely cut by Calvin Ready, a for
mer conviot, and was paroled by
Governor Blease last year. Kev had
three deep cuts across the back and
several across the arm, the dootors
having to make many stitches to
sew up the wounds.
Rural policeman Samuels and
deputy Robinson went to the scene
of the trouble yesterday afternoon,
but Ready had fled, and it it? thought
that he has made his escape into
Georgia. The officers learned that
Ready was paying attention to Key's
younger sister and that Key object
ed because of the former's reputa
tion. The result was a grudge and
yesterday afternoon Ready slipped
up to Key and cut him.
Ready has a bad reputation in
this county having been up for ar
sur., but the case was nol prossed
and at the same court plead guilty
io assault and battery with intent to
kill and was given four months, but
was soon paroled by the governor.
Statement of the Condition of
The Bank of Parksville
Located at Parksville, S. C., at the
close of business March 4th 1914.
Loans and Discounts.$40,631.18
Furniture and Fixtures. 1,850.00
Banking House. 2.185.70
Due from Banks and Bankers 7,255.57
Gold. 50 00
Silver and Other Coin. 137.24
Checks and Cash Item. 1,012.06
Capital Stock Paid In.$17,785.00
Surplus Fund. 3,750.00
Undivided Profits, leas Cur
rant Expenses and Taxes Paid 2,117.60
Due to Banks and Bankers 498.19
Dividends Unpaid . 6.00
Individual Deposits Subject
to Check . 23.745.55
Time Certificates of Deposit 5,506.86
Cashier's Checks.... 23.60
State of South Carolina, )
County of Edgefield. \ 8S*
Before me came W. P.'Park?, Cashier
of the above named bank, who, bning
duly sworn, spyB that the above and
foregoing statement is a true condition
of said bank, as shown by the books
of said bank.
W. P. PARKS.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 12th day of March 1914.
J. R. BLACKWELL.
Magistrate, E. C.
R. N. EDMUNDS, )
W. R. PARKS. Y Directors.
J. C. PARKS.
.? -IIIMMBH1I.wm i ii mn ii m nm i nu inn i
The Corner Store's
\^ Thursday, Mareh 19th
Every 25c. Item by the Piece or by the Yard Will be
Sold for CASH at
A19 ct?. A%
19c. Sale Thursday
19c. Sale Thursday
25c. Colored Rep
25c. White Rep
25c. P. K,
25c. Ties 19C.
25c. Gloves 19c.
25c. Muslin Pants 19c.
2 cc. Corset Cover 19c.
2; Brassiers 19c.
25c Boy Rompers 19c.
25c. French Gingham 19c.
25c. Solid Crepes 19c.
25c. Box Soap, 19c.
2 cc. Toilet Articles 19c.
2 cc. Dress Shields 19c.
25c. Sanitary Brush 19C.
Just at the beginning of Spring and Summer sewing
time we offer you an opportunity for one day to buy
25c. light Dress and Waist materials at 19c. Better
come early, remember the day Thursday March 19th.
WE extend to the ladies of Edge
field and vicinity a cordial invita
tion to visit our Millinery Depart
ment on "Wednesday and Thursday,
March 25th and 26th, when we will
have on exhibition our pattern
Hats. Here you will see all the new
styles of the season.
"Wo will also have on display our
large stock which we show in our