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Edgefield Rifles Inspected.
Friday afternoon about ?::\o
o'clock the Edgefield Rifle? were in
spected by Adjutant and Inspector
(-ieneral W. VV. Moore and by Capt.
Beacham representing the national
government. Capt. Willis J. Dun
can has been heartily congratulated
upon the splendid appearance which
the company made. There were 40
men in ranks and two officers on in
spection. After executing the manal
of arms the held movements were
gone througn with and the corporals
.drilled the men in squads. Gen.
Moore made no official statement
while here but he appeared to be
highly pleased with the company,
and it is believed that all of the
rigid requirements of the law regu
lating the militia were complied
John Lake Coming
Rev. John Lake preached at
Johnston Sunday morning, at Ridge
Spring in the afternoon and at
Batesburg Sunday night. He is till
ing other engagements during this
week for the.foreign mission board.
He expects to reath Edgefield
Thursday or Friday attending at
least one session of the Sunday
school convention. Mr. Lake will
fill the Baptist pulpit here next
Sunday morning and evening. Mon
day he will leave for the Southern
Baptist convention which meets in
Nashville next week. It is possible
that Mrs. Lake will accompany him
to Edgefield, she being at present
with friends near Spartanburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Lake will visit Edge
field later to remain longer. They
will take a needed rest by extending
their vacation into next year.
Mrs. Sarah J. Wates.
The Edgefield friends of Mrs.
Sarah Jennings Wates were deeply
pained last Saturday to learn that
she passe 1 away early Saturday
morning at the home of her sister,
Mrs. Hardy, in Savannah. Mrs.
"Wates was a native of Edgefield
county, having descended from an
old and greatly honored family.
About eight years ago she came to
Edgefield to reside, soon tilling a
prominent price in the social and
rel'gious life of the community.
She was a member of the Baptist
church and was actively identified
with every department of t he church
work until she ?eft nearly a year
go "tb'"reside with her sister in
Savannah. Th?, body was brought
to Edgefield and ?interred in the
family square in the cemetery Sun
day afternoon, Dr. M. D. Jeffries
conducting the funeral. The large
number of friends who attended the
funeral and the numerous floral tri
butes were evidences of the high
esteem in which Mrs. Wates was
held here. She leaves four sister^,
Mrs. A. V. Bussey, Mrs. R. J.
Parks, Mrs. Charlie Stone and Mrs.
Hardy, and two brother, Messrs.
Joseph and Thomas .Jennings.
For the past winter months. Edge
field has had a peculiar musical
privilege in having Miss Nannie
Harris of Augusta as au inspiration
in choral work. The evenings spent
in thin work have been occasions of
pleasure and profit, and the children
of the Graded md High School have
been delighted for tho days to come
when Miss Harris would be with
On Friday evening at the Edge
field Opera House a concert was
given which has been most highly
commended as the best chorus work
ever done in Edgefield. Along with
the very best vocalists in our to wn.
there were a number of voices a
trained and unaccustomed to sing
ing, but under the encouraging in
fluence of Miss Harris, they felt
perfectly at home on the stage.
There were solos, duetts, quartettes,
the violin and full choruses, all o'
which were very popular, and at
tractive and of high class. The
children's choruses were especially
Another very attractive feature
of the programme was the exhibi
tion of Living Pictures. Of those
Mr. James Sheppard was the most
conspicuous in the "Reveries of a
Bachelor." Thi. was strikingly
well done, and t?e young ladies who
imj)ersonated one after another
*'that old sweetheart of mine" were
all beautiful from the first dainty
little girl, Katherine Stewart, to tho
"Bride" Miss Helen Tillman, who
received much applause as she step
ped out of the frame of a picture
and become a real personage. The
proceeds of the concert were about
Just received a barrel of Aragon's
fresh roasted coffee, 25cts. a pound.
L. T. May.
C. M. Mellichamp
Mr. James T. Mims.
Anions .he candidates1 cards this
week will be found the announce
ment of Mr. James T. Minis, asking
for re-election as county treasurer,
fie has made one of the best offi
cers the county has ever had, this
being shown by the reports of grand
jury committees nr:d of the comp
troller general. Mr. Mims has many
loyal supporters over the county.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to express to our
neighbors and friends our sincere j
thanks for their thoughtful kindness ?
to us during thi' recent illness and'
death of our baby. We shall ever j
hold this kindness in grateful re-j
membrance and should tile oppor
tunity be presented we will recipro
cate in every wav possible.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Harlin*
Card From Mr. Wells.
I desire to state that following
the action of the county Democrat
ic convention declining to take
steps looking to the placing of the
office of county supervisor in the
primary this year, I wisli to with
draw my name as a candidate. At
the time I announced my candidacy
it seemed impossible to learn just
what the exact status of the matter
was, but now I gracefully bow to
the sentiment expressed in the coun
ty convention Monday.
W. (4. Wells. j
Resolution of Respect.
In the death of Mrs. Rhoda Sharp
ton, on lind of March 1914, the W.
M. S. of Red Oak Grove church
lost an honored member. We miss
her presence but knowing how she
suffered for several months and
longed for our Father to take her,
we bow in humble submission to his
will and exti d our heartfelt sym
pathy to her In veo ones.
Resolved, That space be given tn
our minute book to her memory.
Mrs. J. T. (-iritlis,
Mrs. (T. L. Ti in merman,
Death of a Little Child
After being ill for about two
weeks, ?'the little twe-year-old son,
W. H. Jr.. of Mr. and Mrs. W.
Holloway I Ia ri i rig died early Fri
day morning and the interment took
place in the village cemetery Fri
day afternoon. I>r. M. J> Jeffries
conducting the funeral. This little
child was unusally bright and win
some, causing it to bc not only the i
idol of the IK me but a favorite with I
neighbors and 'friends. The hearts j
that are grief-stricken over the un
timely plucking of this beautiful :
flower have the comforting assur- !
ance that is Chas been transplanted I
into the Heavenly clime where it'
cannot be blighted by the sin and |
morrows of earth.
Death of Mr. Boone.
Friday morning last Mr. Llewel
lyn Partin Hoone died at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. J. H. Cart
ledge. He was in his 80th year and
was strong and active until within
the pust year or two. His last illness
exteuend overa period of about six
weeks, during which time he receiv
ed thc most devoted attention. He
Mas a member of Rerea church,
where inc funeral was held Satur
day, being conducted by Dr. Jeff
ries. Mr. Boone was a good citizen
and a gallant soldier.
Of his real worth as a man, a
friend wi ?tes in a beautiful tribute i
published in this issue. Mr. Boone!
is survived by four daughters, Mrs.
W. A. Mi Crackin, Mrs. J. L. Rear
din, Mrs. J. H. Cartledge, and Mrs.
Susie Turner, and three sons, Z. L.,
Dave and .1 unes Boone.
Cures Old Sores, Other Remedies Won't Cure.
The worst case?;. 7:0 matter oihowlonfir standing,
are cured by llie wonderful, old reliable Dr.
I'orter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
Pain and Heals at the same time. 25c, 50c, $1.00
1863 and "1864" ame.
lu 1803 some of the bloodiest arid
most, stubbornly contested hatti- s
of the war had been fought. Chan
cellorsville, Gettysburg and Chicka
mauga, and it left the South bleed
ing. Affairs were mismanaged,
the army had scarcely sufficient
meat and bread to live on. The
campaign of lb<>+, opened up in
May and Grant crosses the Rappi
dan with seemingly a countless
host. Longstreet was in Eist Ten
nessee. Geni. Lee called for his
war-horse for help. It was the.be
ginning of the death strugg!', when
Grant confronts Lee on the Kapi
dan; the two tigers meet in the
tangle at the Wilderness the 5lh
and Otb of May, and for two days
the air quivered, the ground shook,
and the trees trembled. It was war
to the knife from there to Peters
burg, lighting almost daily for
?eleven months. Did we not? Au
swer Harbor, Wilderness, Spotsyl
vania, Minie Run, Bloody Angle,
but worst of all, the croakers, (who
kept out of the war) clad in white
I bosom shirts and black coats, be
j gan to mutter under their breath,
I "lt is useless lo strugg le ...longer"
and they began at once to hungsr
for the flesh pots of Egypt. Manna
was tasteless now. The task-masters
were better than the Wilderness
and the scant fare. Oh, to sit by
the flesh-pots and grow fat, as in
the days when they did eat thereof.
Why wa<?te valuable lives? Why
think of still lighting when flour
was a hundred dollars a barrel, cof
fee twenty dollars a pound, J-3?*? j
fifty dollars a yard, and good whis-?
key and brandy not to be had at'
any price. Everything so very high;
had not much chance to speculate. |
They-were now ready to discourage
the soldiery and lose faith in our:
cause. They would say, 4'could
'patriotism live amid trials like
I that." Could men cling lo a cause :
j which made them the victims of j
yan Kee cavalry? Why have faith in I
a government that was bankrupt,
whose promises to pay, originated j
?the scoffing proverb, "As worth-'
I less as a confederate note." Meat'
a id drink was the religion of ll?
I croakers in tho.se days, money was
their divinity. Without meat and
1 dunk, and with worthless money,
' the confederacy, in their eyes, was
not the side to adhere to. It was
unfortunate, down with it! Let i tte
anathema mai 'anathema. The croak
ers said that, and the I ?rave hearts
whom they insulted could not si
lence them. There were stout souls
l.i black coats but croakers who
bought up supplies, and horded
them in garments, and retailed
them in driblets, thereby causing
the enormous prices which, accord
ing to them, foretold the coming
downfall. They evaded the con
script officers, arid grew fat on their
extortions. Meanwhile three classes
of persons remained faithful to tLe
death-the old men at home, the
army, and the women. The gray
beards were taking down their old
guns and swords, and forming
home battalions tu fighi the enemy
to the death when hi? cavalry came
lo lay waste his country. The
women were weaving homespun,
knitting socks, nursing the wound
ed, and praying. Tney had never
ceased to pray, nor had they loft
the heart of hope. The croakers
believed in success, and their patron
saint was mammon. The women
believed in the justice of our cause,
and in God.
In lt??l they had cheered the sol
diers and waved their handker
chiefs, bouquets in 1802, they had
sent brave words of encourage
ment, and bade their sons, brothers
and husbands to fight to the end;
in laos they repeated that-sent
the laggard's back to the ranks
and when they were not Bowing, or
nursing the sick, they were praying.
Oh, women of Virginia, and the
great South, there is nothing in all
history that snrpasses your grand
record. You hoped, in the dark
days as in the bright. When bearded
men shrank, you fronted the storm
unmoved. Always you Loped and
endured, and prayed for the "Land
of Dixie." Had the rest done their
duty like the women and the army,
the red-cross Hay would be floating
to-day in triumph, on land and sea.
The army-that was unshaken,
Gettysburg had not broken its
strength, nor affected its stout man
'lood. Lee's old soldiers believed
in him. After Gettysburg in the
winter of '*'63," they had confidence
*till in their great loder, and in
'heir cause. The wide gaps in their
lanks did not dismay them. Want
of food did not discourage them:
hunger, ardships, nakedness, de
feat-tl. d borne these in the
past and .my were bearing them
still. They were ready to bear
them in the future. War did not
fright them, though the comirg
Conflict was plainly going to be
more bitter than any before. The
great array of Grant on the north
bank of the Rappidan did not de
press them. Had they not met and
defeated at Fredericksburg and
Chancellorsville, a force as great
and could they not do it again?
So they lay in their camps on the
Rappidan, in the cold winter of
This brings us up to August
1864, and from then until the end
uame at Appomattox. Tongue can
not tell, pen cannot write, and
brush cannot paint, just what Lee's
J. Russell Wright.
Coughed for Three Years.
I am a lover of your godsend to
humanity and science. Your medi
cine, Dr. King's New Discovery,
cured my cough of three years
standing, says Jennie Flemming of
New Dover, Ohio. Have you an an
noying cough? Is it stubborn and
won't yield to treatment? Get a 50c
bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery
to-day. What it did for Jennie
Flemming it will do for you, no
matter how siubbbrn or chronic a
cough may be. It stops a cough and
stops throat and lung trouble. Re
lief or money back. 50e and -Si.00
at your druggist Bucklen's Arnica
Salve for pimples.
15.00 Flannel suits at 88.00. We
are determined to give the best
value in Augusta for the money.
Palm Bearii suits $6.50, $8.00
F G Mertins, Augusta, Gs.
plete line fro
shipment of v
In this line ye
terns. The i
crepes are esp
nice line of si
find a fit for
Red Cross a
styles. The (
to supply the
on it this seas
WE will have a large shipment of Furniture to arrive
this week, and in the lot are some beautiful Dressers.
Sideboards'and Buffets. Full supply of Chairs, Mat
tresesjand Springs in stock.
Set* our line Porch Chairs.
Jones & Son.
A Family Treasure
is a policy or the husband and
father's life written by us in
such a sound substantial company
as the. The
man who is thus equipped may
well belong to the "Don't Worry
Club"-his wife too. Let us tell
you about our many excellent
plans and options..
Edgefield, South Carolina,
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to always carry in stock a com
m which our patrons can make
BS and have just received a large
rash goods to replenish our stock,
m will find many attractive'pat
embroidered crepes and figured
m Hosiery in ladies and mens, four
Bed for 4 months for-$1.00, Also
Ik hose at 50c. and $1.00 per pair.
Lted American Lady Corset. You
te Tango Pumps just received,
md American Lady Oxfords in all
Colonial Pump in Pattent and Gun
ry Department is kept well supplied
large demand that nas been made
Yours to serve,