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Beautiful Tribute to Mr. D A.
Tompkins- At Funeral in
Summing up this distinguished
career, Dr. Vines read the virile
and eloquent appreciation ?of Mr.
Tompkins by Mr. Richard ?H. Ed
monds, editor of The Manufactur
ers' Record, himself said the speak
er, one of the country's greatest
builders and as distinctly a Chris
tian man as he is a builder. Said
Mr. Edmonds, in a telegram to The
"lt is with profound sorrow that
I have heard of the death of D. ?.
Tompkins, whom I knew intimately
for more than a quarter of a centu
ry. In the days when the South
needed great constructive leader
ship to initiate and guide its indus
trial life, Tompkins was indeed a
mighty leader. He was one of the
strongest men intellectually that the
south has produced. He was untir
ing as a worker. In those early days
when his activities included the
??raising of millions of capital east
and west for southern enterprises,
the planning ant? building of many
oil mills, cotton mills and other
-enterprises from Carolina to Texas,
Tompkins lived in sleeping cars,
.working day and traveling by night.
He wrote incessantly about, the
south, he spoke for the south every
where, and in all sections he was
.esteemed a leader of the leaders.
"In the invalidism of late years,
ahouirh forced to remain qui st
physically,his brain was ever active
in every good work for his coun
try's advancement and the better
ment of humanity. Sometime ago
when talking with him, he said ho
was simply waiting for the Master's
?all and now the Master's call has
been heard and the south loses one
of the most valued men which God
(tver gave to this land. Not until the
passing years permit ns to gain a
fair historical perspective will we
be fully aMe to realize and appre
ciate the work of this sterling man,
but, as time rolls on, D. A. Tomp
kins will loom larger and larger
?pon the horizon of the life of the
Mr. Tompkins' Faith.
"Perhaps the greatest contribu
tion which anv man leaves is the
record of h is faith in God," said
T>r. Vines. "I suppose that Mr.
. Tompkins' Pair h ros akin to that of
ThomaB Jefferson who said, "the
sermon on the Mount is the most
B ub li me code of morals ever given
to man. "I suppose it was akin to the
faith of Daniel Webster, who, when
lying on his death bed, said, 'My
heart has often assured and re
assured me that the gospel of Jesus
Christ is divine. The Sermon on the
Mount could not be other than di
-vine.' I suppose his faith was akin
to that expressed by Abraham Lin
coln who was discovered one day
by a friend in the act of intently
studying the Bible. To his friend's
expression of suprise that he should
be so intent upon the Bible, Lin
coln replied, 'Yon should know the
Bible, for if you do know the Bible
and accept'all it says, either on rea
son or on faith, you will be a hap
pier and a better man'."
Mr. Tompkins' Statement.
Dr. Vines then read a letter
. written by Mr. Tompkins to an in
timate friend September 4,1914, in
w^hich he mad? his confession of
faith. Said the letter:
"I have never been unmindful of
the Creator nor of His omniscience
.or omnipotence. For good reasons
He has withheld from mankind a
full knowledge of the mysteries of
His divinity, but for the benefit of
mankind Christ intervened and
atoned for some of these deficien
cies. Through Him and by faith,
we may or may not, according as
we make an .effort, be allowed to
nltimatelv participate in the pei feet
plans of the Creator. I know that I
have not done the best that I might
have done, but with the knowledge
of Christ's atonement, and with
simple faith, my mind and heart
are put at rest on the subject of the
Thus did Mr. Tompkins, like
many another great thinker whose
intellect has battered and battered
at the Door to which no man has
found the key, declare nevertheless
his realization that this is a realm
where only faith can prevail, and
the fact that his faith remained tri
Love For This State.
A few days ago, said Dr. Vines,
-as his brother sat by his bedside in
bis beautiful home at Montreat, as
the evening shades were gathering
and the air waa charged with the
perfume of flowers and with the
strength of the encompassing moun
tains, as the sun kissed the top
most peaks symbolic of his passing,
Mr. Tompkins said, "I know that
in a little while I shall pass away.
I know the end is near. I want my
body to sleep in the soil of North
Carolina. I love North Carolina
better than any other state. And I
Bond Issue to Buy Cotton at Ar
bitrary Price is Dangerous.
MA scheme for floating a bond is
sue to lend money on cotton is a
good one, I think, bat I am unal
terably opposed to issuing $35,000,
000 in bonds to purchase cotton at
an arbitrary price," said Benjamin
R. Tillman, senior United States
senator from South Carolina, Fri
day afternoon to a reporter of The
Senator Tillman spent the day in
Columbia, stopping at the resi
dence of Dr. George H. Bunch,
1404 Gervais street. Senator Till
man left Washington Thursday a
week and has been spending bis
time at his^nome at Trenton. The
seuator appeared in good health, |
and there was a ruddiness to his
cheek, but his voice was not as ro
bust and he did not speak with the
quick forcefuloess as of yore. He
weighed his words carefully and
spoke with calm deliberation when
talking to The Record reporter. He
said that he was enjoying as good
health as could be expected from
one who read his own obituary four
years ago. Will power, physical
culture exercises and a strict diet,
he said, are the cause of better
When asked if he had any ideas
along what line the South Carolina
general assembly should proceed to
relieve the present economic condi
tions, Senator Tillman said that he
did not want to have the appear
ance of "bnttiit in;" that he did not
think it would become an outsider
to appear to dictate to the legisla
ture. However, he was opposed to
total elimination as being imprac
tical, and stated that the only way
a partial curtailment law, to his
mind, could be effective was to put
a tax on the production of cotton
over a maximum amount to each
farm or person. He said, touching
on national legislation, that the
Smith-Lever warehouse bill is a
piece of wiBe legislation, which
should be passed by the national
house of representatives. He said
that its enaction into law would
help the cotton situation, in that it
would mean the validation of cotton
ivarehouae receipts by the national
government, and such validation
would mean thal they would be
convertible into cash.
In speaking of the bill before the
South Carolina general assembly
proposing to leave to a referendum
vote of the people the floatation of
a $35,000,000 bond issue to pur
chase cotton at 10 cents a pound,
Senator Tillman said that it would
be unwise to issue any bonds for
the purpose of buying and holding
cotton at ld cents a pound.
'If the legislature can set the
price of cotton at 10 cents a pound,"
he said "why eannot they make the
price of meat 20 cents a pound? I
think such a bond issue would be
dangerous and might jeopardize the
financial eredit of the state."
However, if a bond issue was
passed to lend money to the farmer
on his cotton, without arbitrary
setting i price, Senator Tillman
thought such a piece of legislation
would be wiso.
He said that he watched with in
terest the trip of the delegations of
the senate and the house sent to
Washington to confer with W. G.
McAdoo, secretary of the treasury,
and he thought the secretary would
have much to do with floating the
bond issue, if it is authorized. He
said that he did not know how the
issue could be floated and how the
state could get money on the bonds,
if not through the emergency re
Annual Presbyterian Bazaar.
Dear Advertiser: Please say in
your next issue that the Presbyteri
an aid society is busy getting ready
for their annual bazaar to be held
on the 17th of December. Also that
we will hold a Christmas cake sale
(in connection with the bazaar)*
of both fruit and layer cakes.
Our fancy work will be cheaper
and better than ever before, and we
hope to see all our friends and sell
them nice things for Christmas.
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant.
F. G. Mertins is the place to get
big vulue for your money. 25 per
cent ott on all suits and overcoats
and 10 per cent' off on all other
Por Weakness aad Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria and buildo up the system. A true tonio
apH <wire Appetizer, For adults and children. 50c,
love Charlotte." And in compliance
with that request the body was
brought here to rest until the Res
At the conclusion of this address
the quartet t?ang, ''Nearer ray God
to thee." The body was then borne
from the church to Elmwood ceme
tery where the burial service was
conducted by Doctors Vines and
Rolston, the latter making the clos
J ing prayar.-Charlotte Observer.
Executive Meeting W. M. U.
A very important meeting pF tb*
exeoutive board of the W. M. F. of
Edgefield Association was called
for Thursday of last week. At the
appointed hour or soon after, every
lady who is a member of this board
had arrived, and the meeting was
held in the parlor of the Baptist
church. A cheerful fire greeted the
guests, who were entertained by the
five members of the board living in
Edgefield. Each lady had been in
vited to bring her husband, but
these were not so easily entreated
and all of them did not appear.
Those present were Mrs. W. S.
Middleton, of Clark's Hill, Chair
man of Mission Study; Mrs. B. N.
Talbert of Bethany, President of
fir-t division, Mrs. J. T. Littlejohn
of Red Hill, President of Snd divi
sion, and Mrs. G. M. Sexton of
Plum Branch, President of third
division; Mrs. T. J. Lyon, secreta-'
ry; Mrs. Fannie Tompkins, treas
urer; Mrs. J. L. Mims, Superinten
dent; Mrs. W. E. Lott, President;
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn, Associate
Superintendent R. A., Mrs. Mamie
N. Tillman, AsHOciate Superinten
dent of Young People's Societies
and Miss Hassie Quarles of Young
Womans Auxiliaries. It was very
encouraging to have every member
present at roll call, especially as
they had .such distances to come.
Business of various kinds was
considered, among the most impor
tant being the dividing of the asso
ciational work into tho three divi
sions. The first of "these ia in
charge of Mrs. B. N. Talbert, and
is composed of the following
cburehes: Edgefield, Bethany, Bold
Springs, Berea, Gilgal, Stevens
Creek, South Hill a.nd Mt. Creek.
The second is in charge of Mrs. J.
T. Littlejohn and includes Red Hill,
Rehoboth, Antioch, Republioan,
Trenton, Horns Creek, Big Stevens
Creek and Mt. Zion. The third is
under the supervision of Mrs. G.
M. Sexton and is composed of Mo*
doc, Park?ville, Plum Branch,
White Town, Red Oak Grove and
Clark's Hill. Each of these divi
sions will hold a meeting during
the latter part of November and
organize in order to persecute their
work more effectively, the second
division meeting at Red Hill and
the others probably at Mod oe and
At one-thirty, dinner was An
nounced in an adjoining room, and
the dozen or more, repaired thither
to partake of the mid-day jopast.
The meeting waa very pleasant to
those who served as hostess, and if
it is equally as agreeable to the
guests, we hope to hold another
such meeting before a great many
months have passed
The Flower Show.
The ladies who held the flower
show several years before the coun
ty fair was undertaken and who
were in charge of the floral depart
ment of the fair each year have ar
ranged to hold a flower show in
the rooms of the public library
Wednesday, November 4, for the
benefit of the Baptist ohurch. The
doors will be open at 10 o'clock and
the flowers will be on exhibition
throughout the day. Several ladie^
in Edgefield and vicinity have some
very fine chrysanthemums, and the
fair will measure up to the high
standard which was set by these la
dies in the flower ?hows that pre
ceded the county fair. After the
prizes are awarded the flowers Wjill
be offered for sale by the owners,
affording an opportunity for Edge
field swains to vary their gifts by
presenting their lady love with a
handsome bouquet of chrysanthe
mums instead, of surfeiting her on
Another important announcement
that must not be overlooked in con
nection with the flower show is the
dinner, the real turkey dinner, that
will be served at the usual hour. A
German scout or forager would not
have made a more thorough search
of the outlying country than have
tue ladies in their search for tur
keys to slaughter for the Baptist
dinner, and they found them, too,
by the score.
As heretofore attractive booths
will be arranged for the sale of fan
cy work, home-made candy and oth
LOST: About two weeks ago a
sunburst containing 86 pearls and
a diamond. Reward if returned to
Miss Virginia Addison.
All Confederate Soldiers and
Widows of Confederate Soldiers of
Edgefield County are earnestly re
quested to send in their names and
post office address to the Clerk of
the Court of Edgefield County at
once, giving the Company and Reg
iment to which they belonged,, if
you can do so. This is important.
Edgefield Co., S. C.
Mrs. Salter Entertained. Tren
ton Chapter. D. A. R. An
Fair November 3.
Mrs. T. P. Salter was hostess to
the Trenton Chapter D. A. R. on
Friday afternoon. Despite the fact
that tho afternoon was very rainy
quite a number of daughters enjoy
ed Mrs. Salter's charming hospitali
ty. The business of the afternoon
was planning for the usual Thanks
giving dinner to be given at Wise's
hall. The ladies have been very suc
cessful in past years and it is hoped
I that the dinner thia year will be up
to the usual standard in every de
tail. The funds from this dinner
are to be added to that already on
hand for the erection of a hand- ?
some hall and library. A most in
1 teresting historical program was
rendered after which Mrs. Salter
served a delicious salad coarse with
coffee. The chapter was pleased to
have present one of their non-resi
dent members Mrs. Eva Miller
Jones, also two new members, Mrs.
E. L. Ryan and M?SR Salter. The
next meeting will be with Mrs. J.
D. Mathis, the third Friday in No
The ladies of the chrysanthemum
association met with Mrs. E. L.
Posey on Monday afternoon. Mrs.
? J. B. Knight wau elected President,
Miss Maude Betii9 vice-president,
Mrs. Will Posey Secretary and
Treasurer. The funds are used for
keeping, improving and beautifying
the cemeterf. A dinner is to be
given along with the annual flower
exhibit on the third of November
at the Baptist parsonage. There
will also be a baby parade and all
I parents are urged to enter their lit
I tie ones under four years of age.
Being given for a worthy cause, it
is hoped the ladies of the associa
tion will meet with perfect success.
Miss Maude Betas is at oorae af
ter a short visit to her sister Mrs.
Wolfe in Orangeburg.
Mrs. Guner Patton spent the week
end with friends in Columbia.
Mr. J. W. Miller spent Monday
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Posey
and Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Jackson
mortored to Augusta on Tuesday.
Mrs. Hill from Washington, Ga.',
wno has been visiting her sister
Mrs. B. R. Tillman has returned
Rev. Bailie made visits to some
of his friends here on Saturday, re
membering the sick too in his
. Mrs. A. B. Miller's home was
greatly damaged by fire on Monday
night, in fact it was considered a
wonder that it was saved. It is
thought that rats caused the fire,
as it originated between the walls
of the parlor and dining room about
one o'clock. The contents of both
the rooms were completely ruined
and the furniture throughout the
house greatly damaged. Mr. and
Mrs. Miller have scores of friends
who sympathize with them.
Mrs. Jane 'Harling is spending
this week with her daughter, MrB.
Q. M. Thomas.
With linseed oil at 50c to $1,
what sort of oil do you think they
uee in paint at $1.50 and $1.25?
That stuff is counterfeit paint.
You can cheat yourself; you can't
cheat time or weather.
Paint is a rubbery coat over wood
and iron to keep-out water.
[ Counterfeit paint may look like
it; counterfeit money looks like
What are all counterfeits for?
They are all alike.
FOR RENT: My plantation 3-?
miles east of Bdgefidd, consisting
of an eight-horse farra, good six
room ^dwelling and tenant houses
and all necessary conveniences. A.
F. Broadwater, ?.Greenwood, S. C.
For information apply to Abner B.
Broadwater, Johnston, S. C.
FOR RENT-Eight-room, two
story residence on Columbia street.
Servant's house, well and good gar
den on premises. Apply to Mrs.
T. G. Talbert, Parksville, or to M.
C. Parker, Edgefield, S. C.
WANTED-A good milk cow
Fresh to pail. Mrs. A. G. burk
halter, North Augusta, S. C.
Il OR RENT: Residence of seven
rooms and pantry, near High School.
Well on back piazza, and all neces
sary out buildings. Apply to J. L.
M i rae.
Farmers Should Pool Their Cot
ton and Cotton Seed.
The Progressive Farmer has in
sisted from the first that farmers
should sell all cotton and cotton
seed in pools. Mr. lia C. Carson,
Cashier of the Bank of Batesburg,
S. C., again brings ont the value
of this idea in the following sug
"Bearing in mind the fact that it
is much easier for a bank to han
dle cotton in larger lots, suppose
you suggest this to your Farmers'
Unions, and also use it as an argu
ment for the establishment of Un
ions where there are now none. If
a club of, say," one hundred bales
is made up the cotton stored on
logs and insured and protected
from the weather as suggested, if
necessary, moi.ey can be loaned on
this cotton at a lower rate than if
the cotton is stored in small amounts
and large number of small papers
must be taken by the bank. This
will enable the farmer storing a
a small number of bales to get the
same benefit as the one storing a
Mr. Bion H. Butler in an ad
dress, at a recent Farmers' Union
rally om ph is i zed the same idea as
applied to cotton seed when he
said: "It is ridiculous for the far
mers to buy cotton-seed meal for
fertilizer. We make the seed. We
buy the meal. If our State Union
would go tolfh oil mill and say we
will put at your mill enough seed
to run you every day of the year if
you will make us the right price
for crushing that seed and turning
it back to us in meal and hulls,
what do you suppose the mill man
would say? He would grab the
agent around the neck and hug him
in joy. Why should we buy meal
when we supply the seed? We
should have our seed crushed and
along with it about $6 a ton for the
oil and linters in each ton of seed
after the oil mill has taken enough
to pay for its work and profit. I
venture that the farmers if they
were organized could get their meal
and hulls back and half the value
of the oil. The oil mill coula run
continuously, and the resulting
economics would make more money
for mill and farmer both."-Pro
One Crop Ruinous.
The present plight of many
southern cotton growers is only a
repetition of the disaster that soon
er or later must overtake every sec
tion that devotes itself exclusively
to the production of a single crop.
Cotton is perhaps the only crop in
the world that could have stood the
abuse it has, and it is 'ev id enc now
that even with .cotton there is a
limit somewhere. The south will
never abandon cotton production,
for the crop, when rightly handled,
is a good one; but to grow cotton
to buy products that we should
grow at home is a practice we must
learn that we oannot afford.-Pro
A Good Drug Store.
It takes more than a stock of
drugs and good intentions to make
a good drug store. It requires an
intimate knowledge of weighing,
measuring and mixing, which comes
only after careful study and experi
ence. Your prescriptions will be
properly filled at our store. We
have every modern facility and-we
Penn & Holstein.
Notice: The Hart, Schaffner &
Marx suits and overcoats are in
cluded in our 25 per cent reduction
sale. Spend ?15.00, save $10.00.
F. G. Mertios, Augusta, Ga.
Hitting the Nai
is Often V
. For Bruised and Cut
Statement of th? condition of
The Farmers Bank
located at Edger!eld, S. C., at the
[ close of business October 21st, 1914.
Loans and Discounts $362,456.92
Furniture and Fixtures 1,500.00
Banking House 7,500.0?
Other Real Estate owned 1,152.63
Due from Bauk3 and Bankers 15,797.28
Silver and Other Minor Coirs 1,590.95
Checks ariel Cash Item3 349.6f
Capital Stock P.-id in $58,000.?
Surplus Fund 58,000.00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Due to Banks and Bankers 3,446.23
Individual Deposits Subject
to Check '48,712.08
Time Certificates of Deposit 129,409.32
Bills Payable, including Certi
ficates for Money Borrowed 105,000.00
I State of South Carolina, )
County of Edgefield. C
Before me came W. H. Hading,
Cashier of the above named bank, who,
being duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true con
dition of said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
W. H. Barling,
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 27th day of October, 1914
E. H. Folk,
Not. Pub. S. 6.
A. E. Padgett, 1
W. B. Penn, > Directors.
E. H. Folk.
Statement of the condition of
The Bank of Plum Branch
located at Plum Branch, S. C., at the
I close of business October 21, 1914.
Loans and Discounts $38,097.71
Furniture and Fixtures 2,448.2$
Due from Banks and Bankers 1,302.58
Silver and other Minor Coin 156.98
Checks and Cash Items 182.68
Capital Stock Paid In $ 10,000.09
Surplus Fund 300.00
Undivided Profits, less Current
Expenses and Taxes Paid 225.51
Individual Deposits Subject to
Time Certificates of Deposit ? 227.89
Cashier's Checks .179.0$
Bills Payable, including Certifi- .,
cates for Money Borrowed 25,200.00
State of South Carolina, (
County of Edgefield \
Before me came ?no. K. Faulkner Cash
ier of the above named bank, who, being
duly sworn, says that Hie above and fore
going statement is a true condition of
said bank, as shown by the books of said
?NO. K. FAULKNER.
Sworn to and subscribed before me Hus
24th day of October, 1914.
mos. MCALLISTER, Not. Puk.
f. W. BraekneU, )
J. L. Bracknell, [Directors.
Thos. McAllister, )
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine. It stops dui
Cough and Headache and works off the Cold.
Druggists refund money if it fails to cure.
E. W. GROVE'S signature on each box. Sac
il on the Finger
That Afford Ready Relief
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