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fOffice No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Wednesday, May 17
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Miss Mildred Scott of North Au
gusta is the guest of Miss Sunie
Miss Daisy Lyon is at home for
the summer vacation after teaching
the Lott school.
Dr. H. A. Ackerman of Colleton
county bas been engaged by Penn
& Holstein as pharmacist.
Charlie Chapman will make you
laugh at the "moviees" Friday
night-four reels for 15 cents.
The Civic League will meet Mon
day afternoon, May 22, at 4:30 at
the home of Miss Annie DeLoacb.
Rev. P. P. Blalock will preach
in the Presbyterian church next
Sunday morning af 11:15 o'clock.
Do not fail to see Charlie Chap
man in the opera house Friday
night. Four reels for only 15 cents.
Mrs. W. M. Hunter of Ora, Lau
rens county, is here spending some
time with her daughter, Mrs. L. T.
Mr. Baldwin Carwile who makes
Columbia his headquarters spent
the week-end in Edgefield with his
mother, Mrs. Mary E. Carwile.
The regular monthly union ser
vice will be held in the Methodist
church next Sunday evening at 8:15
and Rev. P. P. Blalock will preach
Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Banks, Mr.
and Mrs. Jessie Quattlebaum and
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Dreher spent
Sunday with their uncle, Hon. J.
There is universal complaint in
the county about the unsatisfactory
stands of cotton. Farmers do not
look for any more to appear above
ground until it rains.
Mr. Wallace W. Wise of Tren
ton is asking for re election to the
position of magistrate. He has
served the people well, and one
more faithful will not be easily
Dr. E. Pendleton Jones and Mrs.
Mamie N. Tillman are attending
the Southern Baptist convention in
Asheville this week. Mrs. Tillman
was joined at Johnston by Mrs. W.
Those attending the State con
vention today are J. Wm. Thur
mond, B. E. Nicholson, S. T. Wil
liams, J. L. Walker, Ernest Quarles,
A. E. Padgett, J. L. Slims and
Miss Mamie Cheatham has just
closed a successful session of the
Mt. Zion school. She taught this
school two years and has been
elected for a third term and a con
siderable increase of salary.
Mrs. James Brooks Jones, accom
panied by her beautiful little baby
girl, Elma, has arrived from Mo
renci, Arizona, to spend some time
here with her mother, Mrs. Ellie B.
Jones, and aunt, Mrs. Sallie Mose
Col. P. B. Mayson has returned
iroin his trip to Florida and states
.that he found the drought prevail
ing in Georgia and Florida as it is
here. The truck farms have suffeerd
greatly and cotton and corn in
South Georgia are both small.
The Harmony school bonds which
were recently voted were sold to J.
H. Hilsman & Company of Atlan
ta at a good price. The issue of
$6,500, bearing six per cent, inter
est, netted 4>G,725, which is looked
upon as a very satisfactory sale.
The Bruo.son school entertain
ment was a signal success. So say
all who attended from Edgefield.
The exercises were exceedingly
creditable and the sum of $00, more
or or less, as the lawyers say, was
added to the school building fund.
.Our friend Jack Earling is ordi
narily a good fisherman. But it
?seems that his usual good luck has
forsaken him. Jack says the best
way now to get tish is to go down
to the locks on the Savannah and
bait your hook with a half-dollar.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tompkins
and their bright little son are here
from Connellsville, Penn. They
came to attend the funeral of their
sister, Mrs. Fannie Tompkins, and
will remain with us for several
weeks. Their Edgefield friends are
delighted that they are to prolong
their visit to the old home.
After the 9ermon at the Baptist
church Sunday evening last, Dr. E.
P. Jones administered the ordinance
of baptism to Mr. Stevens Scurry,
and Misses Nellie and Ruth Paul.
Mr. N. L. Brimson, "Uncle"
Nick, as most of his friends cal!
bim, announces this week that he
is a candidate for re-election as
magistrate of the first district. He
is serving the people well and we
believe he will be re-elected without
For County Commissioner.
Mr. J. W. Cheathara is a candi
date for the position of county com
missioner. He is by no means a
stranger to the people iu any part
of the county. He served as public
cotton weigher at Edgefield for sev
eral years. In this capacity he gave
entire satisfaction and the people
have no fears, if he is elected, about
the record he will make. It will be
an honor to himself and a credit to
D. A. R. Meeting.
The D. A. R. will hold their
regular monthly meeting a week
later than usual, at the home of
Mrs. Maggie Hill, on Tuesday af
ternoon, the 23, at four o'clock.
The meeting will open with
memorial exercises for our much
loved member, Mrs. Fannie Tomp
kins, who has so recently left us.
Election of officers wiil take place
at this time, and for both reasons
given all members are requested to
make an effort to be present.
Hon. J. L. Walker.
Everybody who knows him has
a good word to say about Lucas
Walker, this representative citizen
of Johnston who has served the peo
ple of the county as a member of
the house of representatives for the
unexpired portion of the lamented
Col. DeLaughter's term and is now
asking for re-election. He has made
a useful member and, if elected
again, the experience gained in the
past will enable him to be ot more
value in the future.
On account of the sad bereave
ment in the home of the bride, all
invitations save . those to the family
were recalled, and the marriage of
Miss Emily Burt Tompkins to Dr.
Hugh U. Mitchell was quietly sol
emnized at 9 o'clock on Tuesday
evening, May 1G at the home of the
bride's father, Dr. J. G. Tompkins.
Only the immediate ^family and the
bridal party were present the cere
mony having been performed by the
ritual of the Roman Catholic church.
The presents were beautiful, very
handsome and numerous. Dr. and
Mrs. Mitchell left the same even
ing for a short trip.
Although the occasion was mix
ed with sadness, the marriage was
a beautiful one and the bride was
lovely in an appropriate dress of
all white satin and Georgette crepe.
She wore around her neck a hand
some and dainty necklace of pearls
given her by her godmother, Miss
Alleen Dizier and a brooch which
belonged to her grandmother Do
Dr. Mitchell, since his residence
in Edgefield, thas won the esteem
of the people of the town and com
Sheriff W. R. Swearingen.
Mr. Swearingen presents his name
this week for re-election at the close
of his first term. He has been faith
ful, fearless and impartial in the
discharge of ?very duty. He is
quick to respond to calls for his
services and generally gets what he
goes after. Sheriff Swearingen and
his Ford car are terrors to the evil
doers. If he is chosen again Mr.
Swearingen pledges the same fideli
ty to duly in the future as has ch?r
acterized his administration in the
The Sullivan school will close
Friday night, May 26, and an invi
tation to which the public is cor
dially invited will be given. This
school is taught by Miss Maggie
Winn. In fact, so satisfactory
have been her services that she has
been employed for the past three or
four years by the patrons of this
splendid school. ' The announce
ment that she has the direction of
the entertainment and is training
the bright children of the Sullivan
school for the special , exercises is
sufficient guarantee that the occa
sion will be one well worth attend
ing. Remember the date, Friday
night, May 26.
FOR RENT-A five-room resi
dence near the high school. Pos
session given at once. Apply to
J. L. Mims.
Death of Mrs. Fannie Tompkins.
As we turned the leaves of dear
Fannie's Bible the day after she had
been laid to rest, we found these
words on the ny leaf:
See no evil, hear no evil,
Speak no evil, think no evil.
We had often wondered how she
could be so guileless and so patient
and so composed under the vicissi
tudes and asperities of life. Some
one had said or written these words
which had found such an echo in
her heart, that she copied them into
the Book, and then transformed
them into her life, for she had
learned obedience to those admoni
tions as nearly as any soul we had
Fannie Tompkins had lived nearly
ill of her life in the vicinity of
Edgefield, all except a few years of
infancy in Texan and her seven
j ears of happy married life in Mo
bile, Ala., the home of her husband.
Major John R. Tompkins, a promi
nent lawyer of that place, who pre
ceded her about seven ye?rs ago to
the Eternal City.
Since the death of Major Tomp
kins she has lived in Edgefield with
her brother, Dr. Glover Tompkins,
who with another brother, Frank
Tompkins of Conntllsville, Pa., are
alone left of the immediate family
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tomp
She passed away on Memorial
Day at eight o'clock in the morning
after a short illness of such a nature
that she did not live long lo suffer,
but passed out quietly into the bet
ter and higher life.
She was a great soul, constant,
faithful, a friend who never wavered
or faltered, patient, forbearing and
conciliatory, eager to do the most
that she could, and not the least
that she could. Evtu as her soul
was passing out she forgot to speak
of herself, and was urging those
around her to go on in their accus
tomed way, and giving directions
for the comfort and welfare of the
family and friends.
She filled a large place in the
community life, and the church life,
and there was never more grief ex
hibited in Edgefield than at her go
We could not call this death; we
who knew her so well. It was only
the transition to the better land,
and we all realized that she had only
passed on first to dwell in one of
the many mansions prepared for
those that love Him.
In her private room was the evi
dence of the thoughts she cherished
and the life she led. There, lying
on the table was her Bible, worn
with reading, the Foreign Mission
Journal, the Royal Service, The
Baptist Courier, The Union Signal.
They were all there, silent, but
mighty witnesses to the fuller life
she led-the life which had led her
io an abundant entrance into the
Kiugdom of Heaven.
The funeral took place at eleven
o'clock on May ll, from the Bap
tist church, and her mortal remains
lie just outside the walls of the
church, which she served with such
devotion. The church was filled to
its capacity with friends and loved
ones. The music was comforting
and the prayer aud reading by her
pastor, Dr. Jones, gave evidence of
the appreciation in vb'.ch she was
On her grave lay Howers in great
abundance and profusion, choice
flowers, the offerings of love and
loyalty. These came from personal
friends, comrades in loving service,
from relatives and from the organ
izations to which she belonged.
There were tributes of love from
her Sunday school class, the Sun
beam society, the Mission society,
the Daughters of thc Confederacy,
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion, the Civic League, the Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union,
to all of which she belonged, and in
some of them held office.
Faunie is gone, but the influence
of ber life and her greatness will
live forever, and while we grieve
that we see her no more, we rejoice
with exceeding great joy that she
taught us how to live,-and how to
Florence A. Miras.
I desire to notify ray friends and
the public generally that I am agent
for the National Monument, Tomb
stone and Mausoleum Company of
Canton, Ga., and solicit your orders.
This company is located near the
marble and granite (marries of
Georgia, and is in a position to
make very low prices on all classes
of work. I shall be glad to call
and see any one interested.
J. F. PARDUE,
Colliers, S. C.
April 12, 191?.
Will Surely Stop That Gouah.
Receiving New Goods
We are constantly receiving new goods in the dif
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Just received a new line of Ladies' Shirt Waists to
sell from $1.00 to $1.50.
New line of Ladies' and Misses' Oxfords in Patent
Leather and White Canvass just received.
A full line of Buster Brown Hosiery to arrive? this
week, the guaranteed kind.
We sell the well known American Lady Corsets.
A fit for everv figure.
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A splendid spring medicine. 25c.
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FOR SALE: Twelve Duroc male
pigs, finely bred, as good as the
best. If you want herd header
now is the accepted time. Five
dollars each if taken at an early
date. No female pigs for sale at
this time. C. M. Williams, Cleora,
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