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FOUR DECADES EARLY
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light each member was asked to
bring a candle.
Of course there were no railroads
here during the decades of my his
tory, and there were no 'phones nor
automobiles, not ev?n buggies. The
aristocratic stage coach took the
place of the buggy. There was no
loafing on the streets at this time.
The man of yesterday was too ener
getic for this. At nine o'clock there
was a tattoo beat and all the slaves
had to be at home. The first Edge
field court bouse was a wooden
building of economic structure. It
was in thia building /that the fa
mous trial of the first triple murder
ess, "Becky Cotton," "The devil
in petticoats agaiust Gods reveng
ed," was held. "Becky" was a won
derful beauty of Spanish type. Her
eyes were black and sparkling, her
complexion clear and her cheeks
rosy, her features were Grecian.
Miss Kenedy was sought after by
many men. She only flirted with
them, caring for none. She umrder
ed three husbands, .namely, Eras-j
mus Smith, Josiah Terry and John
Cotton. In the darkness of the night
she would steal away dragging their
lifeless bodies to a gloomy pool,1
through which flows Beaver Dam
creak. This^terrible place is better
known to the boys as "Becky's)
hole." "Becky" was always careful j
to attach a weight to their bodies
so that they would sink; and then
with one splash they were gone
forever into the treacherous pool's
slimy ooze. She was never brought
to trial but once. "Becky" with her
magnificent tresses unbound and
sweeping to her knees, "Becky"
with eyes burning like stars wet
with the glistening dew of tears!
Her mouth like twin cherries, her
voice rising to the heights of elo
quence pleading her innocence.
* Becky" got off Scott free and the
court became hysterical at the con
templation of their dreadful action!
In keeping with the blood thirsty
events of her life ?was the dark
tragedy that cut short her ca
reer. Stepheu Kenedy killed his
beautiful sister on May .5, 1807.
"Becky" was standing on the court
house steps when Stephen came and
with a heavy stone fractured her
skull. She fell quivering and sense
less to the ground. Stephen Kenedy
murdered his sister before dozens
of witnesses and there is no evidence
to show that he was ever brought
The first jail stood where the
Mercantile store now stands. This
building was much better than the
one we have at present. At every
cross-roads whiskey was sold, aud
if the cross-roads were far apart,
there were stations for its sale be
tween. There was a duck pond
where the depot now stands. I can
imagine this pond there now, its
banks festooned with stately Chero
kee roses. Old Edgefield had no
weekly newspapers. However, there
were some newspapers published
in its earliest history, namely: "The
South Carolina Republican," "The
Carolina" and "The Bee-Hive," but
none of these papers lasted long
"The South Carolina Republican'
began publication in 1823, and was
issued as late as October 22, 1825
This paper was three dollars a year
in advance or four dollars if credit
ed. An advertisement in an old
copy announces the dissolving of
the firm of L. Collins and M. La
Borde. John Lofton' advertises
"Ladies' hats and tine flour." It was
not until "The Edgefield Advert?s
er" was establised that there was a
permanent newspaper in Edgefield
Few who look upon the thriving
little town of Edgefield with its
banks, churches and mercantile
houses realize that little over a cen
tury ago there was little else here
but primeval forest and scattered
habitations. Yet, amid all our ad
vantages, aro we now producing
men of character, resolution and
deeds such as those, who, amid the
perils of war and the privation of
peace carved our town from the
tangled wilderness? Shall we com
placently glory in the past, pom
pously plume ourselves over the no
ble deeds of our great men, and
ourselves be drifters, not doers?
This is not the spirit of our dead
heroes. From the dusky bourne
whence no traveler returns they
seem to speak to their descendants
who neglect present advantages and
future opportunities in gloating
over a glorious past: The past is
dead ; be proud of it. The present is
yours; live it such a manner that
the state, the nation may read Edge
field in every noble achievement for
the uplift of mankind!" It is for us
to take heed, lest, just as it was a
most glorious thing for them to
leave ns such widerenown, so it will
be most discreditable for us not to
be able to preserve and add to tn at
which we have received.
E?.EftVS?Tfl The Best Tonic,
Ci 1 A iahO Family Medicine.
Miss Faith Snuggs and Miss
Hortense Wood son Gradu
ated From Tubman.
On last Thursday afternoon,
through the thoughtful kindness of
Mrs. B. B. Jones it was the privi
lege of three other congenial ladies
to mdtor to Augusta, the occasion
being the graduating exercises of
the Tubman high school.
We left Edgefield at G p. m. and
the ride was a delightful one, stop
ping just a' few miles out of town
to enjoy a picnic supper just at sun
set. We reached the opera house
where the exercises were held just
a little before the time for them to
The senior class was composed of
thirty-five young ladies and there
were several that the Edgefield peo
ple knew and felt a personal inter
Miss Hortensia Woodson, who is
really an Edgefield girl, was the
salutatorian and caused us to feel
proud of our representative.
Another whom Edgefield claims
as| hers was M?ss Faith Snuggs
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. E. T.
Snuggs missionaries to China. It
seems only i short while since she
came among us a little girl and a
stranger. They lived among us for
a few months, and we learned to
love and appreciate them. When
the B.M.I.was moved to Greenwood,
Harold and Roland went' there and
Faith to Augusta to make her homo
with Mr. and Miss Saxon where she
entered Tubman high school. There
she found a real home and as love
and kindness begets love and kind
ness, the happiness was mutual. We
see her now a tall, graceful young
lady but she greets us with the same
sweet, cordial smile.
Mr. Snuggs has had to bring
Mrs. Snuggs back to this country,
ber health and nerves having brok
en down. She is at Battle Creek
sanitarium, but wanting one of
them to be present Mr. Snuggs came
onto Greenwood last week tobe
there when the two manly boys
graduated with honors at the B. M.
I. Then the three went to Augusta
to be present Thursday evening an!
it was a pleasure indeed to us to see
the bright, happy, beaming faces as
they stood together, the only sad
note being the sick mother who
could not be present in person, but
was in spirit, we all knew. Their
love and faith makes them feel that
the climate, treatment and rest mast
restore her. Not only among us but
among the Augusta people also did
we hear words of commendation
about Faith. Her faithfulness to
duty, her beautiful Christian char
acter and other virtues were spoken
of by many;
The exercises were simple but
beautiful and the Augusta people
evidenced their interest by their
presence, the opera house being
packed to [its utmost capacity, by
their rounds of applause and mest
beautitul floral offerings. It was an
evening of genuine pleasure to all
LOOK GOOD-FEEL GOOD.
No one can either feel good nor
look good while suffering from con
stipation. Get rid of that tired,
draggy, lifeless feeling by a treat
ment of Dr. King's New Lie Pills.
Buy a box to-day, take one or two
pills to-night. In the morning that
stuffed, dull feeling is gone wvd you
feel better at once. 25c. at your
Bank of Parksvilie
Pays Five Per Cent, on
There is $300,000,000 in some
body's stocking. If any of it is
m yours it's in the wrong place.
Why not put it in our care.
We are Conservative
We are Safe
FOR SALE-Overland automo
bile, model 83, 2 months old. Can
be bought at very low price. Apply
to T. R. Henderson, care Hall's |
Pharmacy Co., Aiken, S. C. 2t.
The Pilis That Do Cure.
PR.KING'S NEW DISCOVER?
Will Surely Slop That Gough.
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given each berner asked to write a
description of tbe groom-elect. These
were read and then tied together
and presented to Miss Watson. The
hostess gave the honoree a box of
silk bo^p. Frozen cream and choco
late cake were served and the punch
bowl was again visited before the
happy party left.
At the meeting of the New Cen
tury club held with M rs. P. B. Waters
Jr., two hours were very pleas
antly and profitably spent. The
home was prettily decorated in the
club colors green and white, with
many blooming plains and flowers
and while the members were as
sembling punch was served by Mis
ses Frances Turner and Elberta
Bland. The meeting of the general
federation was discussed and the
expected visit of Mrs. Visanski of
Charleston who is an honorary mem
ber of this club and represented it
in New York, is an anticipated
pleasure. The topic was discussed
and it it was decided to study Dick
ens as the chief literary master,
with oth?rs, to make out the year's
study. Durieg the second period
Mrs. P. N. Lott presided and an in
teresting hour was spent with 'So
cial hygiene" as a subject. A paper,
"Training a child," was read by
Mrs. W. F. Scott; "The fundamen
tal right's of infants," Miss Clara
Sawyer; "Physical culture," Mrs.
W. E. LaGrone. There were several
discussions following this. The hos
tess served block cream in violet
and white with silver cake, tue doi
lies being decorated in violets, the
The " We-are-twelve" club enter
tained very pleasantly on Wednes
day afternoon, the honoree of the
occasion being Miss Martha Wat
son. This was held in the home of
Mrs. Herbert Eidson and besides
the twelve members each ?was privi
leged to bring a friend. Fruit nectar
was served from a bower of flowers
and later all gathered 'at the tables
for a progressive game of rwok, the
score cards being pink slippers. The
honoree was presented with twelve
dinner napkins, the initial on eaah
being embroidered by the members.
Block cream and cake in pink and
white was served. The afternoon
was one of many pleasures.
Mrs. Sumter Mitchell, Misses
Emmie Mitchell, Maud and Helen
Wright have gone to Williston for
a visit to Mrs. Mitchell's home peo
Senator Tillman at His Best
More Power,, to Him!
Occasionally from the Dem ocra eic
representation in Congress from the
South comes a patriotic broadside
which fairly pulverizes and pala
lyzes the pacifista and the "pork"
Oue of these was delivered in the
Senate by Benjamin Ryan Tillman,
of South Carolina, on Saturday, and
its effeot will be felt for many a
day. Speaking in opposition to the
River and Harbor bill, which ap
propriates ?42,000,000, of which
?000,000 will be expended within
his own State should the bill be
come a law, Mr. Tillman said:
"But I do not want my share of
the stealing in this bill. And while
South Carolina has items in it
amounting to ?300,000 I shall vote
against it and hope that it will not
become a law. We need the money
so much for more important things
that it is criminal, to my mind, to
discuss this bill at all. Think of
it! Forty million dollars to be wast
ed and taxes to be heavily increas
ed. That forty millions would
build two battle cruisers. No one
knows how many submarines it
would build, and 1 can only guess
how many airships anti other things
of that sort we could buy with it."
Seldom has a statesman of any
party in Congress in recent years
reached the lofty height to which
this experienced legislator has as
cended. No such measure as Mr.
Tillman denounces has ever passed
Congress except by "log rolling;"
by being, as Senator Lodge put it,
"made to pass." Held together by
the "cohesive power of public plun
der," State delegations swinging
into lin*1 for their particular piece
of * pork," the money is taken out
of the Treasury by means which, if
not protected by Congressional en
actment, would cause indictments
for malfeasance in office. So far
as Mr. Tillman is concerned he will
have none of it, and he will be a
bold Senator indeed who now rolls
the "pork barrel ' bill up to the
White House for the President's
signature.--New York Herald,
Monday, May 22, 1916.
Notice of Annual Meeting.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Edgefield Building
and Loan association will be held in
its office at the Bank of Edgefield
Friday, June 16, at 5 o'clock p. m:
Each stockholder is requested to be
represented either in person oi by
B. E. Nicholson, 7>r au
Bailey Military Institute Closes
The exercises at Bailey Military
Institute commencement began with
the competitive drill for the E. J.
Smith medal. This drill was held
at the fair grounds.
The final exercises were held in
the chapel last night. The senior
oratorical contest followed. The
speakers were: Cadet R. E. Snuggs,
"The Star That Nevfr Sets;" Cadet
H. H. Snuggs, "Excelsior;" Cadet
M. A. Bateman, "Is Life Worth the
After music by the orchestra, un
der the direction of Capt. J. F.
Entzminger, the commencement ad
dress was delivered by Dr. A. P.
Montague of Florida. Dr. Monta
gue is well known in this State as a
former president of Furman Univer
The. judges in the seuior contest
were C. C. Featherstone, Dr. S. C.
Hodges and the R?v. J. D. Kinard. i
Mr. Featherstone delivered tho
medals, which were awarded as fol
lows: First honor and gold medal
to Cadet M. A. Rateman of Wil
liamson; second honor and the W.
J. Snead medal to Cadet H. H.
Snuggs of China.
Dr. E. J. Smith, pastor of South
Main street Baptist church, then de
livered the following medals and
Faculty medals for the best gen
eral average in scholarship, first to
Cadet Guyton of Williamston, aver
age 95 3-5; second to Cadet Seymour
of Green wood, average 94 3-5.
The E. J. Smith medals for the'
best drilled company, a gold medal
to the captain and a silver medal to
each member of the winning com
pany, went to Company "A," Capt.
Next, the sabre offered by Maj.
George C. Bowen, U. S. A., of the
faculty, for the best general athletic
record of a member of the senior
class, the West Point custom, was
awarded to Cadet H. C. Peeples of
A gold medal to the best drilled
cadet, who bas been in the institu
tion more than one year, went to
The D. A. G. Out/, medal for the
best drilled cadet, and the E. C.
Connor medal for the best recruit
went to Cadet Guyton, a first year
man, who broke the record for the
institute, no other cadet ever having
won both medals for the best drilled
cadet and best drilled recruit or first
year man. Of the twelve cadets se
lected from the four companies
Cadet Guyton won out of this drill.
Col. F. N. K. Bailey then deliv
ered the diplomas. There were
twenty-three members of the senior
class, as follows: Malcomn Albertus
Bateman, Samuel Pearce Bronson,
George Hey ward Bronson, James
Rainsford Cantelou, Jr., Frauk
W'ight Griffin, Reuben Yance Lan
ford, Lawrence Edwin Lenhardt,
Dempson Egbert Morgan, Herbert
Cobb Peeples, Laurie Wilson Rut
land, Hollie Etherege Rutland, Har
old Herbinger Snuggs, Roland Ed
ward Snuggs, Norris Kennedy
Walker, Julian Williams, Frank
Wise, James Benjamine Bozeman,
Jr., Vance Calhoun Coningham,
Charles Goldsmith King, Harris
Preston Pearson, William Bailey
Smith, and Cyrill Albert Watson.
Col. Bailey ?tated that the year
had been a most satisfactory one in
every way, successful from every
Announcements for the coming
Let us sell ye
Mowers. All ar
We also carrj
come to us for
year were made as follows:
Capt. C. L. Long, Commandant,
having resigned to accept a business
position, Capt. S. A. Porter, a grad
uate of the Citadel of the class of
1910, has been elected to succeed
him as commandant. Capt. Porter
has a splendid record as a teacher
and commandment. His last work
in this capacity was at Jackson,
Miss., and he has the highest recom
mendations from the faculty of this
Instructor F. M. Cain will also
enter business life, and Tutor L. A.
Owdom will pursue higher studies
next year, so these two will not be
at the institution.
The following additions to the
faculty were announced: Capt. W.
M. Spann of the Citadel, assistant
in the department of history; (/apt.
R. D. Porter of the Citadel, an ex
perienced teacher also, assistant in
the department of English. Mrs.
Jordan, experienced in both hotel
and school work, will be diuing
roora matron next year.
A new and important feature will
be added next year in the new and
enlarged commercial -department.
Capt. L. K. Sinkler, a graduate of
the University of Pennsylvania, and
also a graduate of two leading busi
ness colleges, will be at the head of
the new commercial department.
It is intended that this will rank
with that, of any business college in
the country. Stenography, type
writing, book-keeping and commer
cial law will be taught in this de
At his request Capt. W. W.
Benson was transferred to the de
partment of mathematics. Capt S.
A. Porter will become the head of
the department of history.
The completed faculty follows:;
Col. F. N. K. Bailey, superintend-j
ent; Capt. R. B. Curry, Le?dmasttr
and head of the department of Eng
lish; Maj. George C. Bowen, U. S. !
A. teacher of military tactics and1
science; Capt. J. F. Entzminger, de
partment of mathematics; Capt. W. j
W. Benson, department of mathe- j
matics; Capt. R. B. Cain, quarter
master and treasurer; Capt. F. L.
Blythe, Latin; Capt. S. A. Porter,
commandant and department of his
tory; Caot. D. A. Sinkler, commer
cial department; Capt. M. B. Hanna,
assistant in science; VV. M. Spann,
assistant in history; R. D. Porter,
assistant in English; Mrs. Jordan,
matron of dining room; Dr. John
Husband In Dispair
Sick All Her Life.
Wife Had Ceased Eating and
HAS APPETITE NOW.
Mrs J H Johnson, of No 7 Char
lotte street, Charleston, wife of J
R Johnson, the well known engi
neer on the Seaboard Air Line
Railroad, after having received
medical advice in Virginia, North
Carolina and Tennessee at different
intervals since she was fifteen years
of age to the effect that she was suf
fering from ulcerated stomach and
gall stone, gives a vived illustration
of what Tan lac is daily accomplish
ing for like sufferers. .
She had stomach trouble all her
life, was prone to tits.of vomiting
and was absolutely lacking in ap pe
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tite. After takinsr onlyp two doses
of Tanlac, she declares, she ate the
first fooi that she had in sixteen
"I suffered from stomach trouble
lall my life," states Mrs. Johnson.
?''When I was two years old I was
?given up by my physicians to die,
?and again when I was fifteen years
I old. I have had, according to emi
nent medical advice in Virginia,
North Carolina and Tennessee, gall
stone and ulcerated stomach, and
they finally said an obstruction in
my stomach. On consulting medi
cal advice in Charleston, I was in
formed that it was impossible to
state just what the trouble was.
"My most distressing symptom
was vomiting. For sixteen weeks
before I took Tanlac I had been
unable to retain anything on my
stomach-not ev^n medicine or raw
eggs. I was told that I would have
di^d for lack of nourishment if I
had not been so stout. I weighed
227 pounds before I took sick, and.,
i have really lived ou superfluous
flesh for bodily nourishment. My
husband had giveu up all hope.
One evening recently I remarked
how badly and emaciated I looked.
Mr. Johnson burst out crying, and
said, 'Lucy, don't say that. Just
thiuk! One month ago I thought
you would uie. I had giveu up all
hope, and here you are nearly well!'
"It is true. I have taken a little
over three bottles of Tanlac. After
taking only two doses-now, don't
laugh; it isa fact-after I had ta
ken two doses I ace the first food I
had eaten in sixteen weeks. I con
sider that wonderful indeed. I am
now eating nearly eveything I
want. I have not vomited since I
took my second dose of Tanlac and
I am feeling much stronger.
'I certainly do recotuiueud Tan
lac for what it has done for me. I
had nearly given up hope, and Tan
lac has done what I didn't think
any medicine or physician could do.
lt is simply wonderful. 1 cannot
say enough go jd things about it.'*
Tanlac, the master medicine, is
sold exclusively ,by Penn & Hol
stein, Edgetield; Johnston Drug
Co., Johnston; G. W. Wise, Tren
ton. Price: $1.00 per bottle straight.
There had been a missionary ser
mon and collection at a certain
church, and a little girl who had ac
companied her father to the service
seemed perplexed and meditative.
When she reached home she psked
her mother whether the natives of
Africa, of whom they had heard,
wore any clothes.
"No, replied the mother, they
"Then, said the observant child,
what was the use of the button that
father put in the plate?"-Christian
I desire to notify my 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 quarries of .
Georgia, and is in a position to
make very low prices on all classes
lof work. I shall be glad to call.
I and see any one interested.
J. F. PAR DUE,
Colliers, 6. C..
April 12, ll) 16.
vest ?ri?T if S. H 'S AND KID.NXm
ike. We sell the
mpion and Dane
; of repairs for