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Office No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Wednesday, Oct. 21st.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
M: ses Natalie Padgett and Snow
Jeffries are visiting friends in Green
Come to the Methodist church
Thursday at 4 or S. Don't come
Send your orders for wedding
presents to A. J. Renkl, Augusta's
leading jewelry store.
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Broadwater
of Greenwood aie guests of Mr. and
Mrs. A. B. Broadwater.
Mrs. Hammond T. Lewis of At
lanta is here visiting her daughter,
Mrs. Carroll Cogburn.
Dr. R. W. Sanders of Greenville
will till the Baptist pulpit next
Sunday morning and evening.
The decrease in the volume of
business is forcing merchants every
wiiere to reduce their sa les force. ^
Mr. George Rives of Greenville
spent several days last week here
with his brother, Mr. E. S. Rives.
Rev. P. B. Lanham will preach
at Horn's Creek church next Sun
day afternoon, October 25, at 3:30
Dr. J. W. Kilgo will preach Sun
day night at 8 o'clock at Trenton
Methodist church. Let all the peo
Miss Sallie Carwile who has been
residing at Johnston has come to
spend some time with Mrs. Mary
In Johnston this Sunday preach
ing at the Presbyterian church a*
8 p. m. All invited to come who
can do so.
Mrs. Hallie Greneker, Miss Sal
lie Mae Nicholson and Miss Fairnie
Sheppard were among the visitors
in Augusta Saturday.
In Trenton this Sunday Rev. E.
C. Bailey will conduct the regular
morning service at 11:15. Avery
cordial invitation to all.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Solomons of
Troy, and Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Solo
mon, Jr., of Greenville, spent Sun
day with Dr. and Mrs. VV. t).
Miss Masare ( ! "alham ?? iii teach
the Mt Zion school, commencing
next Monday. Siie will board at the
home of Mr. ami Mrs. VV. A. Par
Mr. and Mrs. VV. S. Cog br rn are
now occupying the Entztninger cot
tage near the High School. Bun
combe extends them a cordial wel
Mrs. J. M. Swearingen of Tren
ton and her charming daughter.
Miss Ellee Swearingen, were guests
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
If you do not believe a "For
Sale" advertisement placed in The
Advertiser will sell pigs, ask O. B.
Anderson. Learn what bin expe
rience has been.
Next Sunday is Laymen's day in
South Carolina Methodism. Let
every member of Edgefield Metho
dist church be present Sunday
morning. All others are cordially
It's a pity that the war has check
ed the building boom in Edgetield.
During the past vear more new
residences have been built in Edge
field than at any time during the
past 10 years.
Read the following new adver
tisements this week- Reynolds ?fc
Padgett, The Corner Store, Collett
?fc Mitchell, W. AV. Adams &, Co.,
F. G. Mertins, V. A. Hemstreet &
Brother, David Slusky.
Miss Eliza Mims' studio at her
home in north Edgefield has been
visited by a large number of per
sons during the past f ,w weeks.
Being an artist who possesses a
very high order of talent, the photo
graphs which she sends out from
her studio never fail to satisfy.
Mr. S. Cheatham and his daugh
ter, Miss Wofford Cheatham, are
spending this week in the Cleora
neighborhood. Their friends have
greeted them very cordially. Mr.
Cheatham says they are making
good crops in Georgia but the price
has caused evervthing to be depress
The Tompkms-Marsh building to
the v :r of the opera house is near
ing completion. The ground floor
of this attractive building will be
occupied by the Edgefield Chroni
cle and the second floor by Drs.
Tompkins and Marsh and a lodge
room will be provided to the rear
?of their suite of rooms. J
! Rev. E. C. Bailey and Rev. and
Mrs. P. P. Blalock attended the
Presbyterian Synod which convened
in Union last week. Mr. and Mrs.
Blalock visited their daughters,
Misses Edwardina and Marion Bla
lock, who are teaching in Union
county, before their return on Mon
day of this week.
Dr. W. E. Prescott came in Sun
day morning: to hear Dr. A. W.
Lamar preach. The members of the
Baptist church, as well as Dr.
Lamar, were delighted to have him
worship with them. Dr. Prescott
and Dr. Lamar were school mates
as boys and were also members of
the same class in Furman Universi
In selecting presents for the au
tumn weddings, bear in mind that
you can obtain a very rich piece of
hand-painted china from Miss Eliza
Mims for a very reasonable sum,
the price conforming to seven-centB
cotton. Nothing pleases a bride
more than a handsome piece of
hand-painted china, the handiwork
of an artist with a reputation.
The Advertiser extends sincere
congratulations to Mr. J. M. Mor
ir?n and Miss Kate Medlock who
were married at "Rose Cottaire" by
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn Tuesday, Oe
tober 13. The bride and groom re
side in the Rehoboth neighborhood
and are members of Mr. Littlejohn's
Rehoboth flock. Their marriage
was a surprise to a number of their
friends, all of whom wish them
much joy and happiness.
Organ Being Installed.
The representative of the factory
that built the new pipe organ has
arrived and is already engaged in
installing the organ in the Baptist
church. It will require about a week
longer to complete the installation.
The new organ was built by the
same factory from which the one
that was burned was purchased. A
number of improvements have been
made in or?an building during the
past 10 years and the new organ
has all of the modern features.
The ladies of the Baptist church
are planning for a chrysanthemum
show, ba/.aar and dinner during
the first week in November, exact
date to be announced later. The fol
lowing committees have been ap
C'v.mmitteo >., dinner-Mrs. Ma
j mic N. Tillman, Mrs. .lam. s E.
! Hart. Mrs. C, E. May, Mrs. A. E.
j Padgett, M-s. ?. H. Allen, Mrs. N.
Committee cu fancy work-Mrs.
Fannie Tompkins, Mrs. J. B. Keu,
nerly, Miss Sallie Parker, Miss Vir
Committee on lowers-Mrs. W.
B. Cogburn, Mrs. M. A. Taylor,
.Mrs. Abner Broadwater, Mrs. A.
S. Tompkins, Miss Grace Tump
Death of Mr. C. A. Long.
The Advertiser can add nothing
to the beautiful tribute to Mr. C.
A. Long which has been written by
our Trenton correspondent and ap
pears in this issue. We have lost a
personal friend in the death of Mr.
Long. In the years gone by we have
had many social chats with bim, and
bia optimistic spirit, generous na
ture and broad sympathies, always
made us feel better and brighter
after elbow touch with him. Every
body was his friend and he was a
friend to everybody. The people of
Harmony, Johnston. Trenton and
Ed gefiel d will greatly miss Neely
Long, lie was a native of Newber
ry county at:d it was a day of ?rood
j fortune for ridgefield when he ano*
?his brother, Pro1', (T. F. Long, cast
their lot among us.
We extend sincere sympathy to
the loved ones' of Mr. Lon? who
are bowed in grief.
Mrs. Sadie J. Hill has announced
the marriage of her daughter. Maria,
and Mr. Floyd Farrar Rainsford
which occurred at "Breeze Hill,"
her country home, Wednesday af
ternoon, October 14. The ceremony
waa performed by Rev. J. R. Wal
ker, the pastor of the Methodist
church. Owing to the comparative
ly recent death of t he bride's father,
the lamented John B. Hill, the mar
riage was a very quiet one, only the
members of the family being pres
ent. Immediately after their mar
riage Mr. and Mrs. Rainsford board
ed the train at Edgetield for their
wedding journey. After their re
turn they will be at home to their
friends at Mr. Rainsford's ances
tral horne on his large plantation in
the Horn's Creek section.
These two very popular yoting
people have the good wisher of a
host of friends who feel a deep and
abiding interest in their future.
Distinguished Son of Edgefield
Passes Away at Mountain
About noon Sunday Mr. Daniel
Augustus Tompkins died at his
sommer home in Montreat. For two
years he has been an invalid but his
condition did not become acute un
til about 1U (lays ago. The inter
ment will take place to-day in Char
lotte, where he has made his home
for the past 30 years.
Sixty-two years ago,. October 12,
1832, Mr. Tompkins was born at
Meeting Street, his father being the
late Dr. Clinton D. Tompkins and
his mother Miss Hannah Virginia
Smyly. After attending the neigh
borhood schools he was sent to the
boys' academy at Edgefield, and
later he attended the South Caroli
na University. After graduating
from this institution he went to the
Polytechnic institute at Troy, N.
Y., from which institution he
graduated in engineering in 1873.
For a number of years he was em
ployed by several large northern
corporations. In 1882 Mr. Tomp
kins came south and located in
Charlotte, embarking in business
on his own account. Ile was the
pioneer in the cotton seed oil in
dustry, being instrumental in build
ing possibly 200 cotton oil mills
throughout the Cotton Belt. He al
B> took the initiative in the erection
of probably 100 cotton mills. Mr.
Tompkins founded and developed
a machine shop in Charlotte which
made that city for years the leading
city in the south for machinery,
factory construction and mill sup
plies of all kinds. He has also been
instrumental in erecting fertilizer
plants, electric light plants, and
modern ginning sj'stems.
Mr. Tompkins h*s always been a
zealous advocate of vocational train
ing in the public schools of our
country, having rendered valuable
assistance in the establishment of
?everal textile schools in North
Carolina, South Carolina and Mis
sissippi. He was a director of the
Agricultural and Mechanical college
located at Raleigh, and it was due
almost entiiely to his efforts that a
textile department was established
in connection with that institution.
It can scarcelv be questioned that
Mr. Tompkins has been one of the
leading factors in bringing the
South to the front industrially.
Without his inventive and con
structive genius there would be less
spindles by millions in this section
and as to the cotton seed oil industry,
it would still be in its swaddling!
clothes instead of one of the fore-1
most indu trios nf the world;
President McKinley recognized
in hin a. man who had but few
peers, appointing him a member of
the Industrial Commission. Mr.
Tompkins was also elected a direct
or in the Equitable Life Assurance
Mr. Tompkins was connected
with a larga number of industrial
enterprises, being president of D
A. Tompkins Company, president
of the Atherton Cotton Mills and
president of the High Shoal Mills.
Ile was one of the founders of the
Charlotte Daily Observer and own
ed a majority of its stock, being
secretary of the corporation at his
While Mr. Tompkins was
eminently practical and devoted thc
best years of his life to the material
development of the south, yet he
possessed unusual endowments in
tellectually, devoting much time to
reading and study. He was the au
thor of several valuable books,
among them being a "History of
Mecklenburg county," "American
Commerce: Its Expansion,*1 "Cot
ton Mills: Processes and Calcula
tions," ''Cotton Mill Commercial
Features," "Cotton and Cotton
Oil," "Cotton Values in Textil*! j
Fabrics." Several of his books hav*?
been adopted as text books in the
textile institutions. Besides writing!
the above named books, Mr. Tomi .
kins also wrote numerous articles
for the leading magazines. He wa
a strong advocate of local building !
and loan associations, being a largt
shareholder in several large asso
Mr. Tompkins' reputation as a
constructive genius was nation-wide
and the success which he achieved
in the industrial and commercial
life of the south has reflected honor]
upon the county that gave him
birth. ?His name will be written
high upon the pages of history.
Mr. Tompkins was never mar
ried. The members of his family
who survive him are: his step-moth
er, Mrs. Ella S. Tompkins, one sis
ter, Mrs. Lalla T. Graydon of Green
wood, one brother, A. S. Tompkins,
one half-sister, Miss Grace Tomp
kins, and one half-brother, W. C.
Tom pk i ns.
F. G. Mertins is the place to get
big value for your money. 25 per
cent off on all suits and overcoats
and 10 per cent off on all other
Men's Suits from
Splendid line Boys'
in the ve
Wilson Bros.' 1
piece suits in rit
Over Coats an<
thing entirely ne^
that the winter d
Being warmly i
and comfort goe
Come to our s
Our line of furn:
pleased to serve 3
NO TIME WASTED.
Prompt Action is Pleasing
Many Edgefield Citizens.
Get down to the cause of every
Had hacks are frequently caused
by weak kidneys.
Help the kid neva io get rid of
Doan's kidney pills are for the
No time wasted trying to cure
I other troubles.
Edgefield people endorse their
; nu-? it.
! .1 F Dodd, Edgefield, nays: "I
had a dull pain in my back and in
the morning 1 was sore and stiff. 1
I had headaches and dizzy spells, too.
My eight blurred and the kidney
secretions were scanty and irregular
in passage. Friends recommended
Doan's kidney pills and I got a
box. They cured me of all symp
toms ol' kidney trouble."
Price 50c at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
yet Doan's kidney pills-the same
that Mr. Dodd had. Foster-Mil burn
Co., Props.. Buffalo, N. V.
There are painters and waiters.
Which am 1 going to do? Paint ur
Which is better?
How much am I worth with mv
property waiting? How much if I
paint? Will my house be worth
more or less if I paint?
Say it costs $2 a trallon Devoe
I wouldn't paint any other-and *3
or 84 more for putting it on. That's
???u or $G? a 10-gallon job.
The money is gone. Is it in the
house? Is it all in the house?
Suppose I were selling; what
should I get for that house fresh
painteJ and what shou Kl I get for
it needing paint?
I wonder why men paint before
Ste wart <fe Kernaghan sells it.
25 per cent off on all suits and
overcoats. 10 per cent off on all
other goods in the store. We are
overstocked and need the money.
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
d Bes' Fi
ilk - Over, Excel*
Norfolk Suits from - J
Ty Latest Styles an<
Underwear for mei
)bed and fleece line;
I Rain Coats and 3\
K and bound to ta]
rizzle is coming.
clad in winter is ii
s a long way tow
tore and let us suj
ishings is complete,
Notice of Election.
Stute of South Carolina, I
County of Edgefield. )
Notice is hereby given that the
(?t.'iieral Election for United States
Senator and Representative in Con
gress wili be held at the voting pre
cincts fixed by law in the County o'"
Edgetield, on Tuesday, NovemU
3, 1 '.?14, said day being Tuesday
following the lirst Monday, as pre
scribed by the State Constitution.
The qualifications foi suffrage
are as follows:
Residence in State for two years,
in the County one year, in the poll
ing precinct in which th? elector
oilers to vote, four months, and the
payment six months before any
election of any poll tax due and
payable; Provided, That ministers
in charge of an organized church
and teachers of public schools shall
be entitled to'vote after six month's
residence in the State, otherwise^
Registration-Payment of all
taxes, including pol 1 tax, assessed
and collectible duri np the previous
year. The production of a certifi
cate or the receipt of the officer au-'
thorized to collect such taxes shall
be conclusive proof of the payment|
Before the hour for opening the'
polls Managers and Clerks must'
take and subscribe to the Constitu
tional oath. The Chairman of the
Board of Managers can administer
the oath to the other Managers ami
to the Clerk; a Notary Public must
administer the oath to Chairman.
The Managers elect their Chairman
Polls at each voting place must
be opened at 7 o'clock a. m., and
closed at 4 o'ciock p. m., except in
the city of Charleston, where they
shall be opened at ' a. m., and
closed at ti p. m.
The Managers have the power to
fill a vac0,u:y; and if none of the
Managers attend, the citizens can
appoint from among the qualified
voters, the Managers, who, after
being sworn, can conduct the elec
At the close of the election tho
Managers and Clerk must proceed
publicly to open the ballot boxes
and count the ballots therein, and
continue without adjournment until
the same is completed, and make a
statement of the result for each of
fice, and sign the same. Within
three days thereafter, the Chairman
?.00 to $20.00
3.50 to $12.50
i and boys, two
; also full line of
ke. Don't forget
ideed a comfort,
ard making one
)ply your wants,
and we shall be
of thc Board, or some one desig
nated by the Board, must deliver
to the Commissioners of E' ion
the poll list, the boxes containing
the ballots and written statements
of the result of the election.
Managers of Election-The fol
lowing Managers of Election have
been appointed to hold the election
at the various precincts in the said
Tim merman-Ernest Whitlock,
James Temples, Sr., Wade Der
Johnston-J W Steimons, B C
Berry, J M ul lum.
Tienton-C LCrouch, G T Dun
can. D A Parish.
Edgetieid C. H. Pickens-W R
Covar, Wallace Paul, C A Griffin.
Edgefield, C. II. Wise-S L
Roper, F P Ouzts, Jerome Tiramer
Meeting Street-J C Allen, J C
Timmerman, Alvin Brvant.
^Parksville-J A Hawley, W P
Parker. Tom Brown.
Pleasant Lane-Pierce Timmer
man, J P Hasrood, W IT Rey
</ Rehoboth-W R E Winn, W E
rWinn, T P Strom.
V Plum Branch-R M Winn, C E
'winn, L II Lyon.
? M od oe-B " M Bussey, T C
bunch, Geo. Coiield.
Red Hill-E C Bussey, Douglas
Reynolds, H Smith.
Cheatham's Store-W P Brun
son, C W Seigler, Jack Whatley.
Mathis-Tom Cosey, J T Ham
mond, L R Hammond.
Li be ry Hill-J K Curley, J O
Seigler, W P Winn.
Meriwether-J V Cooper, L W
Williams, R W Glover.
Ropers-J C Shaw, T H Hill,
The Managers at each precinct
named above are requested to del
egate one of their number to secure
the boxes and blanks for the elec
tion at the office of S M Smith, at
Edtrefield, S. C., on Monday morn
ing November 2, at eleven o'clock.
W. W. RHODEN,
J. H. PAI L,
Commissioners of Federal Elec
tion for Edtrefield, S. C.
Oct. 2, IOU.
T'or Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
G ROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria and builds up the system. A true tonic
and si"-c Appetizer. For adults aad children. 50c,