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Office No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Wednesday, April 7.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Mr. James O. Sheppard spent
Tuesday and Wednesday in Co
Miss June Rainsford came home
from the College for Women to
Miss Helen Sheehan of Roanoke,
Va., is the guest of Misses Emily
and Majorie Tompkins.
Thursday Mr. J. N. Schenk vis
ited his daughter, Mrs. M. S. Bur
nett who resides near Greenwood.
Miss Nellie Jones came down
from Converge college to spend
Easter. She resumed her studies
Mr. George W. Adams has re
ceded another car of Ford cars,
there being three run-a-bouts and
three touring cars in the shipment.
On account of being indisposed,
Rev R G Shannonhouse was unable
to hold his Easter service at Edge
field Sunday morning and at Tren
ton Sunday evening.
Miss Viola Mellichamp stopped
over in Edgefield to-day while en
route to Agricola, Miss., where the
will make her home with her broth
er, Mr. A. S. Mellichamp.
The Corner Store offers especial
ly low prices iu children's shoes.
Read what is said about them in
the large advertisement this week.
The price is within reach of every
The friends of Dr. W. E. Pres
cott are greatly concerned about his
condition. He underwent a very se
rious surgical operation at the hos
pital in Augusta Tuesday. Just what
the resul t will be can not be deter
The Knights of Pythias held an
interesting and enthusiastic meeting
Tuesday night. After confering de
grees and completing the. business
session, the Knights enjoyed LU oys
ter feast, followed by cigars and
beverages-such, however, as Czar
^Nicholas would approve.
Appeal From Mr. Watson.
Mr. Luther G-. Watson of Tren
ton, the secretary of tie Edgefield
Connty In ter- Denomin ati onal S u n d ay
School convention, is interested in
sending a large delegation from
this county to the State convention
which meets in Newberry, and re
quests all who can attend to send
their name to bira in order that he
may send in the names. If you eau
go to the convention in Newberry
seni your name at once to Mr. Wat
Program of Sacred Concert in
Sunday evening, April ll, 1915.
Hymn 107 by congregation.
Chorus by choir, Christ is risen.
Solo, Miss Elizabeth Rainsford.
Quartet, Tbanktfbe to G^od.
Missionary talk by the pastor.
Chorus by choir. Hosanna.
Duet, Misses Mims and Rains
ford, during which an offering will
be taken for the Young People's
Hymn by congregation,
The public is cordially invited.
The Rev. E. Pendleton Jones,
D. D., entered Sunday upon his
work as pastor of the Edgefield
Baptist church, preaching in the
forenoon and again at night. After
the sermon ?t nigd't, a beautiful
welcome service was held. Greetings
were extended from the Methodist
church by the Rev. J. R. Walker.
The Rev. E. C. Bailey represent
ed the Presbyterian church and a
letter extending a cordial welcome
and Christian greetings was read
?from the Re/. R. G. Shannonhouse,
the rector of the Episcopal church,
who'was pievented from being pres
ent on account of illness. The Rev.
P. P. Blaloek also gave utterance
to appropriate words of welcome.
Mr. Orlando Sheppard extended an
affectionate welcome to the new
pastor and bis family from the Ba jv
tist church. The occasion was very
beautiful and impressive, reflecting
"the harmonious and fraternal rela
tions that exist between the several
denominations in Edgefield. In his
brief but appropriate response Dr.
.Tones pb dged his heart and hand
in.promt ting the harmony that ex
ists between the churches and of
EDGEFIELD, S. ?., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1915
Negro Killed at Clark's Hill.
James Broadwater was commit
ted to jail Tuesday by the consta
ble of Magistrate J. R. Bod ie and
will await trial in the sessions court
upon the charge of killing Hamp
Brooks at a negro church near
Clark's Hill Sunday afternoon. It
appears that each of the two young
negroes laid claim to the same
dusky damsel as his sweetheart, and
it was over this love affair that a
quarrel arose at the church Sunday.
As the war of words waxed warm
Hamp drew a razor and slashed
Broad water's arra severely and he
thereupon drew a knife and plunged
it in Ham p's heart. As the fatally
stabbed negro turned to run he
carved the face of a woman who
was standing near. It is reported
that the coroner's jury returned a
verdict to the effect that Ja?nes
Broadwater acted in self defense.
Col. Watson to Speak.
The people of the Meeting Street,
Elmwood, Lon<r Cane, Berea, Pleas
ant Lane and McKendree communi
ties should attend the closing exer
cises of the McKendree school next
Saturday. In addition to interesting
exercises by the school children and
an address by Mr. W. W. buller,
Col. E. J. Watson, Commissioner
of Agriculture for South Carolina,
will make an address. Those who
have heard Col. Watson speak once
never miss hearing him again when
ever an opportunity is presented.
He always has something to say
that is worth while, and especially
is he at home and at his best among
farmers. Col. Watson is one of the
foremost friends of the farmers in
South Carolina. He is not in the
commissioner's office for the salary
attached, but for the good that he
can do. Hear him Saturday and you
will be convinced of the truth of
Attention Woman's Mission
The Institute of the Western Di
vision Woman's Missionary Union
will meet with the church at Den
mark un April 15 and 10. The pro
gram appears elsewhere in this pa
per. Read it and make an effort to
go. The fare will be about 83.00
both ways. Come in and take the
afternoon train from Edgefield
Wednesday April 14 and help to give
our association the best delegation
in the division. Send your name for
entertainment to Mrs. F. V. James,
Denmark, S. C.
Mrs. J. L. Miras,.;.
i Keligious Notices. %
Preaching in Trenton Methodist
church next Sunday at 4 o'clock.
At Johnston this Sabbath at
11:15 Rev. E. C. Bailey will de
liver a sermon in the Presbyterian
church of common interest to all
religionists. You are cordially in
vited to be present.
Services at Methodist church Sun
day morning at 11:30 and at night
at 8 o'clock. At night the Young
People's missionary society will
have special music. Come. The
offering will go toward the work of
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF
THE BANK OF EDGEFIELD
At the close of business on the 30th
day of March, 1915.
Loans and Discounts...$288,979.18
Over Drafts._ 143.S5
Furniture and Fixtures. 1,000.00
Real Estate and Bank Build
Due from other Banks_ 25,937.87
Cash in Vault. 3,694.47
Capital Stock.$ 57,400.00
Undivided Profits. 11,762.89
Bills Payable..... 35,000.00
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD,
Before me came E. J. MIMS, Cash
ier of the above named bank, who, be
ing 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.
E. J. MIMS.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this the 30th day of March, 1915.
W. B. Cogburn,
C. C..?. P..
J. C. Sheppard,
B. E. Nicholson,
U. D. C. Meeting.
The Edgefielp chapter, U. D. C.,
will meet with Mrs. R. C. Padgett
and Miss Hortense Padgett at the
residence of the former Tuesday
afternoon, April 13, at four o'clock.
Mrs. Mamie N. Tiliman will pre
side over the business session, the
meeting being opened with the
Lord's prayer in concert. Arrange
ments will be made Tuesday after
noon for the observance of Memo
rial Day. The orator of the occa
sion will be selected. All members
are requested to bring a contribu
tion for the Shiloh fund.
Miss Mamie Lake will have
charge of the historical program.
Mrs. J. M. Wright will read a pa
per on Gen. Wade Hampton. Mrs.
M. P. Wells will read a paper on
the "Social Life in Charleston on
the eve of the bombardment of Fort
Sumter." Questions will be answer
ed by the members of the chapter
on the causes of the war between
the States. Mention will be mide
of Mrs. Stonewall Jackson's death.
Miss Hortense Padgett will read a
sketch on Eli Whitney and the
cotton gin. Sketch of author of
"Little Eiffen of Tennessee" by
Mrs. Lovick Smith. Heading Dr.
D. C. Tompkins of Co. K, S. C.
Volunteers by Mrs. John Kemp.
Duet, "Old Black Joe," by Misses
Ruth and Emily Tompkins. R. S.
V. P. Historian.
Report of State President.
The following is a part of the
report of Miss Mary Eva Hite,
president of the South Carolina
School Improvement Association,
submitted to that organization at
its regular annual meeting held in
connection with the State Teachers'
association in Florence last week.
From Miss Hite's report we find
that she spent from 3 days to 2
weeks in each of 27 counties visit
ing echools with the county superin
tendent of education, the supervis
ing teacher, or the county organiz
er. In the 27 counties she has visit
ed 304 schools or school communi
ties. From the list of counties visit
ed we find that Edgetield county m
this district has been paid a visit of
Thc report further says: "I feel
safe in ^aying that fully 2-3 of the
while schools of thc state observed
cieeu-up day, but only 29 counties
reported. Four counties sent in re
ports from every school in the coun
ty." We are pleased to find Hamp
ton on this roll of honor.
The following paragraph is par
ticularly interesting: "We are sure
that we have at least 700 local
School Improvement Associations
in the state, but it has been impos
sible to get certified reports from
that number. Since Jauuary 1, I
have been trying to set a report
from each organization, but so far
only 422 have reported. From these
reports we find that we have 10,130
members who have held 1,669
meetings since April 1914, and have
raised and spent ?16,099.84 in the
betterment of schools since that
The detailed report of the work
in the second Congressional district
shows that Mrs. W. C. Tompkins,
organizer for Edgetield county, or
ganized two associations with thirty
three members. Three meetings
were held and the sum of ?50.15
collected for the work.
Our $3.50 boys' suits are extra
ordinary values. Sizes up to 20.
We also have them as high as
We desire to notify
with fertilizers in all
These goods have b<
have given satisfaction.
We also have contr;
izers at home. Bear in
food, the dependable kiri
Calhoun A. Mays is Assistant
Mr. Calhoun A. Mays, a member
of the firm of Tillman & Mays, will
be the assistant district attorney of
the Western Federal District. The
first official statement to this effect
was made in a communication in
morning papers by Senator B. R.
Tillman, who explains how the bill
creating this new district passed
both Houses of Congress and how
the appointees for the several offices
were selected by the South Carolina
As is well known, Mr. J. Wil
liam Thurmond of Edgefield, will
be the district attorney. He has the
power to appoint his assistant and
Senator Tillman is authority, for
the statement that Mr. Thurmond
some time since selected Mr. Mays,
his former law clerk at Edgefield
as his assistant.
Mr. Mays' friends in Greenwood
will congratulate him upon his good
fortune. The assistant district at
torne.yship is a fine position, paying
$ 1,700 a year, and the term of office
is four years. He may live at any
place in the district he chooses. Of |
course Mr. Mays will continue to
make Greenwood his home.
Mr. Mays has been a practicing
attorney in Greenwood since Sep
tember 1911 and bas made a success.
His friends are sure he will distin
guish himself in the new position to
which he has been appointed. His
work in the Federal District will
not interfere to a great extent with
his regular law practice.-Green
White Man With Black Liver.
The Liver is a blood purifier. It
was thought at one time it was the
seat of the passions. The trouhle
with most people is that their Liver
becomes black because of impuri
ties in the blood due to bad physi
cal states, causing Billiousness,
Headache, Dizziness and Constipa
tion. Dr. King's Now Life Pills
will clean up the Liver, and give
you new life. 2r>c. at your Drug
BS THE OWLY
Any one desiring to pui
acres, or more, can apply
my purpose to cut up thc
and sell on easy-term payr
Also, the town lots and
late D. A. Tompkins, are
Also, a farm of D. A.
tween the lands of the J<
A. s. TO
our farmer friends that we ar
of the popular brands and
een used by farmers of this cou
icted for a large supply of ingrt
mind that we can fill your onie
id. Come in to see us.
Death of Mr. John C. Shaw.
When death claimed Mr. John?
C. Shaw at his home last Thursday
Edgefield county Lost a citizen of
sterling worth. Mr. Shaw sustained!
a stroke of paralysis last November
and was never well afterwards. He
went to the hospital in Augusta for
treatment and later to Johns Hop
kins in Baltimore but was not per
manently benefitted. For several
months prior to his death Mr. Shaw
was conti ned to his home.
The interment took place in the
family square of the Sweetwater
cemetery Friday, a large number of
friends gathering to pay a last trib
ute to this good man.
Besides his wife, Mr. Shaw leaves
two daughters, Miss Mattie Shaw
and Mrs. B. T. iLanham, and three
sons, Leslie, Thos. and Lewis Shawv
Mr. Shaw had many personal
friends at\he county seat who will
greatly miss his occasional visits to
Edgetield. He was warm-hearted
and generous by nature, always
greeting those with whom he met
with a gladness and cordiality that
was unusual. He possessed an alert,
active, mind which caused him to
read much and acquire a full
I store of information.
Mr. Shaw was devoted to the
members of his home-circle, finding
his chief happiness in living for
them. While he will be greatly miss
ed in his immediate community and
in the county, yet it is around the
fireside that his loss will be felt
most. Our sincere sympathy goes
out to the devoted wife, affection
ate daughters and sons that are
' Man Takes His Own Medicine
i Is an Optimist.
He has absolute faith in his med
icine-he knows when he takes it
i for certain ailments he gets relief.
People who take Dj. King's New
Discovery for an irritating Cold are
optimists-they know this cough
remedy will penetrate the linings
of the throat, kill the germs, and
oper the way for Nature to act.
You can't destroy a Oold by super
ficial treatment-you must go to
the cause of the trouble. Be an
optimist. Get a bottle of Dr.
Kiug's New Discovery to-day.-3
-chase a tract of land of 50
to the undersigned, as it is
land near Meeting Street,
stores in Edgefield of the
offered for sale.
fompkins of 250 acres, be
>e H. Bouknight estate of
jut h Carolina
e ready to supply them
formulas. We sell the
nty for many years and
;dients for mixing fertil
rs for any kind of plant