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Wednesday, May 31
LOCAL AMO PERSONAL.
?lr. ii ttt? Mr*. Iv; ri Fuller are here
vis ti.Mi. \| VV, A. Byrd.
Mr. L J. !.. ;'.. .'c-y of Ora is a
vis tor :?> ! .. I? itu-, of Kev. P. P.
Miss Aimil- Mae Timmons of
Win -is" .i ??.!...: visiting relatives
and fi ieiuls.
Miss K<'ii v'??" will leave Sat
urday to vivi! her brother, Mr.
Frank fd-, ti'. Ar: mia.
Preoar'i r> servie^ Friday at six
o'clock A: ?i -ervae :?t 3 1:15 Pres
byteri-u uhuu-.ii uday coming.
Mr. and VI ? s. b. S. Kcrnaghan
have in Wa-hington, New
York LI d ot! er :i:ts for a stay
of ten da\?>.
Mrs. .1. VV. M<-iyan is in Edge
field at the hedsid . "I her daughter,
Mrs. C. M .':. . : ::;!), who has
been quite sick but is now improv
Mr?. N. G. Evans .and Master
Georg-*, ??i;? ?>.?.:.. in morrow for
Macon, Ga., lo tn ak- a prolonged
visit to.M.> ('hints iihodes, Mrs.
Evans' si>ti i.
Mr. and Mrs. T. G. (.'allison came
np fi om Le.viiiu'f-n in il-eir car Sat
urday m.! have i.-.-.-, \ -?tiny Mr.
and Mrs. J. i? l-l e! ami relatives
in Gre -nw m.d eotn>:y.
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman went to
Columbia 1 ue.-da^ un.iuiug to at
tend i tm-ciiny ol ile advisory
board of the N-uili Carolina VVo
ma?'tj Missionar.?, uni. i..
Miss Mae Tompkins, "liss Nata-i
?;.. Padgett ami dis- Gladys Rives
left TU<TM1H\ for GivcnMile 'o at
te..d me comim-nceinen? of the
Greenville VVoin .h"> c >H ye.
Mr. Orlando Shepprud spent
Thursd y in C < Uimida a: anding, aa
chairman ot iii.- board ol visitors of
the Cit ?del, a meeting ol die slate
board of charities and corrections.
Let's give Prof. T. J. Lyon a
lar^e io leuce i bul MI ay night, the
only pay ti i ii ht, and thu? encourage
him in his unce .sim; eiJN-ris io make
the commencement tue very best
Dr. ?. Pendleton .Tom s now oc
cupies ibo residence <.: Mrs Grace
T. Eutietl where Ml. Ltt.'on lived,
and Mr. VV alter L. llulsion has
moved into the n-sidriuv i" Bun
co nib d lui mel ly occupied hy L)
The young people eu:: i><-^In to
lay their pi.vii.-? fur ? du? ol t! i-ure.
Mr. J. J. Griffie has rivtidin-:-. de
oided to hold his annual haihecue
on Friday tile ii8ih ot Juiy. Clip
this and paste in vi ur Int so you
will not forget the due.
The graduating exercises <.>: the
hiyh school will be held Kriday
night and a recitai will he yt vs :i in
the auditorium Saintdat\ i :<:M by
the music department, Tin ill
be only, pay night which ?vii! be
Thursday, wb-i; tim comedy, "Tu
pid, the Conqueror," will be y i wu.
Mrs. VV. M. Hunter returned to
ji.T home in Ora, Laurens county,
Tuesday after spending some time
?here with ber daughter, Mis. L T.
May. Mrs. May accompanied uer
.mother and wili remain m Ora some
time. Owing tu her absence, Mc.
May's (ace is as long as ihai ul;?.me
.of the candidates will be sifter the
.Suth of August.
We congratulate our vonny friend
Bet jamin Greueker up >n Ir.s gwd
.fortune in securing a ilerkship un
der Senator Tillman. Mr. Greiw i
Jeer has been leaching in Greenwood
Isince bis gradu ition from yVulf.ir?s
college and had planned lo take a j
course in the law department ut ?
Georgetown University of Wash-j
iiigton. Securing the clerkship will
make it easier for him lo cu r., oui j
Dr. J. G. Edwards Elected.
The municipal election passed off'
quietly yesterday. Of the *j:iu voters)
who registered, 208 cast ballots yes-j
terday. Quite K number were out ol !
town. Of the 208 v...te:? mist fo-1
mv'or Dr. J. G. Edwards receiv.d
150. The following .vere elected j
wardens: 1st ward, It. C. Padgett;
and ward, C. M. Thoma.-; 3sd wa d, j
T. A ihyiitower: 4lh waid, (i< o. !
17. Adams; 5tb ward, C. tl. i?-.\ i
and Otb ward, lt. L. Dttnov.mt. Mr. j
].. T. May was re-eieoied i? servi
for a tenn of f--ur years > ;i il e!
board of public works of h i .?ti
Portrait and Artist.
The portrait of the late D. A.
Tompkins which which was present
ed to the State Agricultural and
Mechanical College at Raleigh, as
detailed in yesterday's paper, was
painted hy Miss Eliza M. Mima of
Edgefield, S. C. The execution of
the portrait has been the subject of
many admiring expressions by Mr.
Tompkins' friends by reason of the
life-like effect caught by the artist.
Senator B. E. Nicholson.
Among the candidates' announce
ments wiil be found that of Hon. B.
E. Nicholson who offers for re-elec
tionas state senator from this coun
ty. He has served one term and dur.
ing that time has made the people of
Edgefield a valuable represtntative.
As Mr. Nicholson took a leading
part in the deliberr ions of the sen
ate, he was given important com
mittee assignments and in that ca
pacity,as well as by h is efforts on the
floor of the body, he was enabled to
render valuable services to his con
stituency and to the people of the
state at large. The experience gain
ed during the present term will en
able Mr. Nicholson, if again chosen
by the people, to serve them to even
better advantage in the future.
Sullivan Schcol Closed.
The editor of The Advertiser ac
cepted an invitation last Friday to
attend the closing exercises of the
Sullivan school. Ever since the new
building was erected several years
ago, we have had a desire to visit
the school but not until Friday have
we been able to gratify that desire.
The splendid new building is lo
cated near the home of Mr. J. P.
Sullivan, and because of the large
part he had in erecting the new
building and too because of his loyal
support of the school all down
through the years the people of the
community, without a dissenting
voice, decided to name the school
for Mr. Sullivan. The name was
worthily bestowed, for there is no
one in the county more deeply in
terested in the success of the neigh
borhood school than Mr. Sullivan is
in the school near his home. Of
course there are other loyal sup
porters in the community but for
unswerving loyalty and faithfulness
he is without a peer.
The porch of the commodious
new building was transformed into
a stage upon which the exercises
were held. The entire porch was en
closed with canvass, curtains being
arranged for the front. Evergreens
and flowers were tastefully arranged
on the stage, forming an appropri
ate background for those who par
ticipated in the evening's exercise.
A pleasing feature of the occasion
was the music supplied by the
Winn-Seigler orchestra of four
pieces. While the people were
gathering and between the different
? umbers on the programme the or
chestra discoursed sweet music that
was thoroughly enjoyed by ali pres
ent. The people of the community
are indeed fortunate in having
musicians in their midst that can be
pressed into service on such occa
The programme consisted of reci
tations, songs, dialogues, pantom
imes and other features that were
faultlessly carried out. Each one,
from the smallest pupil to the old
est boys and girls, performed their
parts well. Rarely does one witness
anywhere exercises that are more
creditably presented. Mr. J. P. Sul
livan, as master of ceremonies, an
nounced each member in a graceful
The evening's programme was
opened by a brief welcome address
by County Superintendent of Edu
cation W. W. Fuller. He coDgrat
tilated the patrons upon their spen
did support of the school and urged
them to continue to fit their boys
and girls for the duties that lie be
fore them. At the close of the pro
gramme Mr. J. L. Mims presented a
medal which was offered by the
teacher at theopeningof the session
to the one who made the best record
in attendance. This honor fell to
the lot of a sweet little girl, Ollie
Miss Maggie Winn has been
teaching the Sullivan school for the
past five years and the splendid
manner in which the bright boys
.? '.d girls acquitted themselves Fri
day night is a strong testimonial to
'..e high character of her work.
Til" patrons of the school can not
d.. ....tier than to retain the services
t>! Mi ?a Maggie as long as sne will
leach for them.
Ju.-l received a line of Ladies'
Skirts, in all colors and styles.
Price from 98c. up to $?4.00.
M ukashy Bargain House.
Has t<f every description. Alli'
ur i. k i> a !o??k. Pl iee 50ii Uf? lo:
In Loving Memory.
On the morning of Memorial daj
May 10, Fannie Tompkins, one ol
the brightest and best beloved
among the women of Edgefield pass
ed out to another company ol
friends. She has been translated inte
a sphere of eternal bliss, but how
desolate are we that are left!
We could not agree in our hear'.f
to leave the tender memories of ih'u
loving heart at the grave, and thai
no estimate of her life ind eharactei
be gathered together and reviewed.
On Thursday afternoon all thc
organizations of the town to which
she belonged, her Sunday school
class and the Sunbeam society,
gathered in the Baptist church tc
pay tribute to her memory. There
were a number of other friend?
present and the school mates of bet
eaily days, from this community
and from Trenton, and relatives
and friends from the adjoining
country. Many brought flowers and
laid them on her last resting place
and some of the floral offerings wert
arranged on the pulpit during thc
progress of the service.
The meeting was opened by that
beautiful organ solo, "We shall see
him face to face." Mrs. Tillman
Mrs. J. L. Minis conducted the
service, and asked that- each one
sing with the idea in view that our
friend had conquered and was now
enjoying the blessedness of heaven.
The first nong was "Sweet Bye and
Bye," and then Mrs. Tillman came
to the front of the choir platform
hearing in her hand the Bible of
Fannie Tompkins,the book that had
been her daily companion and fw
constant source of inspiration. As
she held in her hand and turned the
leaves she read several clippings and
poems, all along the same line of
thought the one encouraging the
sunny smile and the speaking of the
kind word now, the idea of spread
ing the sweet mantle of charity over
the faults of others and giving them
a helping hand.
The question was asked if each
of us were to pass away to-day,
could our Bibles he easily found
and would the contents so forcibly
exemplify the lives that we lead?
Mrs. Shannonhouse sang "I am
nearer my home to-day" (perhaps
than now I think.)
A sketch of this precious life
was read by Mrs. J. L. Mims, and
Miss Miriam Norris sang as a solo
"Why do summer roses fade?"
Mrs. Curran Feltham had written
a tribute to the memory of this be
loved friend, and as the part which
the sunbeam society wished to give
on this occasion, Eleanor Mims re
cited the tribute, which is as fol
Tho' no angel by her silent grave
Stands, in raiment of flaming light,
Her resurrection to proclaim, and lift
Our grieving spirit to immortal heights,
Yet, we know her faith and service
Won the tender "Well done"
From the Savior she best served
By leading others to His throne.
We have gathered each a flower
And, as we sing our Sunbeam song,
We will place our loving tribute
Her earthly resting place to adorn,
May each blossom be transplanted
To memory's sacred garden of thought
Leading us onward and upward
To the heaven she daily sought.
-Curran Hartley Feltham.
The congregation joined in sing
ing "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere"
and Mrs. Rainsford read that in
imitable and suggestive poem, "If
I should die tonight."
The Suuday school class com
posed of a dozen girls of the early
teens who had for six years held
Mrs. Tompkins as their teacher and
had refused to be promoted from
her class, each succeeding year, sat
together on the front seat. Gladys
Lyon a member of this class who
had written a beautiful poem on
'Our Miss Fannie" had consented
to have this recited, and Onida Pat
ison another member of the class,
iave this emanation from the
full heart of one who loved her
Following this the class arranged
memselves in the front of the au
?ience and sang "God will take care
jf you," a song which their teacher
At this time, those who desired
to do so, were called upon to ex
press their love in any way they
wished. This was responded to by
Mrs. Abner Broadwater, Mrs. J.
W. Peak, Mrs. W. B. Cogburn,
Mrs. Lovick Mims, Mrs. Martha
Barker and Mrs. Pendleton Jones,
each in very few, but choice words.
Mrs. M. P. Wells gave a beauti
ful selection "Not changed but
glorified," and the last tribute was
the poem of Tennyson "Crossing
the bar," put to the most tender and
appealing music composed for this
occasion by Mr. Blalock. He said
he did it in tears but he wanted to
do something. This |was sung as a
duet by Misses Miriam N^rrn ?nd
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... ?. iii vt i'?-,-.?-, ii IMO liver
ill pas??d out in perfect silence
through the door which overlooked
the grave of dear Fannie, and other
bowers were placed on the last rest
ing place of this dear one whom we
have Moved lung since, and lost
The following organizations par
ticipated in this memorial service,
this manifesting their love and loy
The Sunbeam society, Sunday
?chool class, the Daughters of the
American Revolution, the Baptist
Missionary Society, the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union, the
United Daughters of the Confedera
cy, the Civic League.
F. A. M.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Padgett have
announced the engagement of their
daughter, Natalie Kathryn, to Mr.
James Norwood Cleveland of
Greenville. Their marriage will take
place in the Baptist church June
28. The Advertiser joins the many
admiring friends of these popular
young people in extending con
gratulations in advance.
County Campaign Meetings
At a meeting of the county Dem
ocratic executive committee Mon
day arrangements were made for
the county campaign and for hold
ing the primary election on August!
29. Elsewhere in this issue will be
found the enrollment committees.
The assessments of candidates
were fixed as follows: State senate,
$15; house of representatives, 810;
clerk of court, ?15; sheriff, ?10;
county supervisor, *10; county com
missioners, &2.50; superintendent of
education, ?7.50, and magistrates,
Five campaign meetings were ar
ranged as follows: Johnston, Sat
urday, July 22; Meeting Street, Sat
urday, July 2!); Colliers, Saturday,
August 5; Trenton, Saturday, Au-j
gust 10, and Edgefield, Saturday,
The county chairman was given
the power to change the dates of
any of these meetings upon request
of the people of any of the places
named, and he was also empowered
to arrange for other meetings, if
requests should be made for them.
But no meeting is to be held prior !
to July 22.
Closing ot Mt. Zion School.
The Mt. Zion School closed on
May 12, having completed one of
the most successful terms in its his
tory, being taught by Miss Mamie
Cheatham of Edgefield, one of the
most efficient teachers in the county.
A large crowd was present to enjoy
the exercises which were very ap
Especial mention should be made
of the play "Cinderella" which was
carried out by the little folks, each
child acted its part well due to the
careful training of their teacher.
We aie glad to state that the
patrons of the school are most suc
cessful in procuring Miss Mamie
Cheatham for another term which
when completed will bethree termsin
succession, and we will all welcome
her back in our community at the
begining of another term.
Let us sell yo
Mowers. All ar<
We a^so carrj
come to us for :
Meeting of Second Division
W. M. U.
' Saturday was a delightful day
for the ladies of the 2nd division.
Horn's Creek had issued an invita
tion and it was cordially responded
to by a creditable delegation.
Mrs. J. T. Littlejohn is president
of this division aud had the meeting
Mrs. .T. T. Atkins welcomed the
delegates most graciously and Mrs.
Julia Prescott responded as if in
spired by the hearty welcome. Mr*.
Littlejohn tnen took up the queries,
and the ilrst one was, "How shall
we Revive our Mission Societies?"
This was well discussed by Mrs.
Tillman, Mrs. VV. E. Lott, and Mrs.
E. P. Junes.
The next query was iHow shall
we retain this enthusiam." Mrs. A.
H. Young and Mrs. J. L. Mims
responding, Mrs. Young made an
especially inspiring response.
The third query, was "How shall
we revise our apportionments?"
Mm. J. W. Gaines of Mt. Zion So
ci'3ty made a splendid presentation
of this subject formed broad view
point, advising the women to divide
up their apportionments equally be
tween the members and also sug
gesting the great opportunity that
the societies have of engaging
speakers and bringing uplifting en
tertainments into the communities.
These things of course cost some
thing but the small admission fee
would be gladly paid and several
achievements would be realized at
once, the uplifting of the communi
ty and the raising of some money
for their missionary cause.
Mrs. Emmie Lanham announced
here the fact that a Y. W. A. rally
would be held at Parksville, to
which each church must send dele
gates, June 15.
Mrs. Walter Miller invited all
the ladies to paitake of lunch U?der
their trees which proved to be a
yeritable banquet. The accom
paniment of iced tea helped won
derfully on the hot day that it
proved to be.
After the recess a few words were
spoken in memory of Mrs. Fau
nie Tompkins treasurer of the
Edgefield Association W. M. U.
This was followed by a splendid ac
count by Mrs. Tillman of her recent
visit as a delegate to the W. M. U.
of the Southern Baptist convention
Mrs. J. M. Cobb made a talk on
"Personal Science" and Mrs. E. P.
Jones on "Giving," and Rev. P.
B. Lanham and Rev. J. T. Little
john were called on to speak. They
gave expression to very kindly and
encouraging words of their work
The goodbyes were spoken carly
enough to give the delegates time
to reach their homes before the
night shadows gaubered, after a
profitable day together.
In a recent examination paper for
a boy clerk's post was this question:
"If the president and all the mem
bers of the cabinet should die, who
Robert, a boy of 14, thought for
a time, trying in vain to recall who
came next in succession. At last a
happy inspiration came to him, and
"The undertaker."-New York
ERS AND RJ
>u a Mower and Ra
ring, Osborne, Chai
e standard machine!
r a full assortment
If your old mower
5LRT & KERJS
Candidate For Solicitor.
Mr. E. S. Aabill of Leesville an
nounces his candidacy this week for
the office of solicitor of this circuit.
He is a lawyer of recognized abili
ty and stands h i tr h in his profession
in Lexington county. He also pos
sesses splendid business ability a;id
has managed his private interests
with more than umal success. Mr.
Asbill dves not ask the suffrages of
the people of Edgefield as one who
is a stranger to them. Soon after
completing his college course ne be
came the principal of the Edgefield
school, tilling that position for sev
eral terms, and while here he im
pressed our people with his high
ideals and sterling worth. In due
season Mr. Asbill will visit the
different sections of our county,
meeting the people face to face.
We have a beautiful line of wash
fabrics- Voils in all colors. Organ
dies, Crepe De Chine, etc. Come
in and see them.
Mukashy Bargain House.
WANTED-To have about 40,
000 feet of lumber sawed. Saw mill
owners will please communicate with
rae, stating price. F. F. Rainsford,
Trenton, R. F. D. 5-lT-2t.
I expect to receive the new en
rollment books by the 2nd day of
June, .?nd will send them out to the
Clubs as soon as received. I will
have printed the necessary pledges
B. E. NICHOLSON,
May 30th, 1916.
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Summer Florida Excursion
Georgia & Florida Railway
Wednesday, June 7th,
Round trip fares from Augusta to
Jacksonville, $5.00; St. Augustine,
?b" 00; St. Petersburg and Tampa,
Leave Augusta 8:55 A. M., East
ern time. For information write
H. C. McFadden, Traffic Manager,
,ke. We sell the
npion and Dane
; of repairs for