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Governor Catts a Descendant of
South Carolina Smylys.
(Continued from First Page.)
useful member of that denomina
tion. The mother devoted her life
to the training and education of her
son, and he in turn was equally as
careful of the mother's welfare and
Sidney J. Catts attended Howard
college three years, the Alabama
Polytechnic Institute at Auburn
three years, and later graduated
from the law school of Lebanon,
Tenn., obtaining degrees from all
three colleges. Although prepared
for the lawyer's profession he de
cided to enter the ministry. Upon
this decision having been made the
mother is quoted as saying. I
prayed that Sidney might become a
consistent Christian, and the Lord
.granted more than I asked." Her
greatest desire was for him tc take
np the profession of law. After
serving a short pastorate in his
home town he was called to Fort
Deposit, Ala., where he spent five
years. His next call was to Tuske
gee, where he remained for several j
years. He was then rated at $50,
O00 by Dunn and Bradstreet, but
five bad crop years caused him to
lose this property. While he in
herited and acquired this property
in Alabama, he was always the
friend of the poor, and took the
part always of the every day citizen.
He later returned to Pleasant Hill.
Early in 1911 he was called to the
Baptist church of DeFuniak Springs,
Fla. Two years ago he commenced
his memoriable campaign for gov
ernor, in which his wonderful pow
ers of oratory had no little to do
with his phenomenal success.
It is conceded by those who know
Mrs. Catts, now thc first lady of
Florida, that her influence has had
much to do with the ambitious and
success of her husband. She was
Miss Alice May Campbell, of Mont
gomery, and was married to Mr.
Catts in 1686, in the early days of
his ministry. Mr. Catts took his
bride to his ancestral home, and she
soon became the idol of the mother
in-law's heart. She is a woman of
sterling worth of character, and
possesses a sweet dignity of manner.
Her life ie devoted to the interests
of her husband and children. One
daughter recently made the remark:
"Mama and papa are just like sweet
hearts yet. They write love letters
to each other every day when papa
is away from home." Mrs. Catts
is highly esteemed in DeFuniak
Spriugs, whose people belong to the
highest cissy of citizenship.
None the less interesting are the
six children, four of whom live in
DeFuniak Springs, and two older
sons, Douglas and Sidney, Jr., in
Birmingham, Ala. Miss Ruth Catts,
the charming young lady of the
family,is the blond type and an ac
complished violinist. She, like her
grandmother, is a graduate of Jud
son college. She is a popular mem
ber of the younger society set of
DeFuniak Springs. Mrs. K. R.
Paderick, nee Miss Bessie Catts,
considered a very beautiful woman
of the brunette type, is an accom
plished musician. Her marriage to
Mr. Kempster R. Paderick, about
three j'eavs ago, was a brilliant so
cial event. Tliey have one little son,
Kempster, Jr., the only grandchild
of the governor. The youngest
daughter of the family is yet a little
miss in the Sth grade of Walton
High School. Rozier, the typical
young American son, is a member
of the junior class of the Walton
High School. "Sug," as he is nick
named is a great favorite with all
the young people. He drove his
father's car during the latter part of
the campaign, and enthusiastically
wrrote home on several occasions,
* we are gaining votes every day."
The loss of the son, Walter, who
died under an operation last sum
mer, has saddened the family, and
indeed, the entire communit3\ He
had just been graduated from the
Walton High School a few months
before his death, and many predict
ions had been made that he would
have been a star in our legislative
halls; for he had wonderful talents
and great ambition
Gov. Catts and his interesting
family are by birth, education and
training, eminently fitted to assume
the state leadership in affairs both j
political and social; and the people
of Florida have always given their
loyalty to those who "steer their
ship of state."
FOR SALE: 121 acres of lane
three-quarters of a mile from Red
Hill church, half in cultivation,
well watered, irood pastuie and
good graded scUool near by. L. G.
Quarles, Edgefield, S. C.
The Quinine That Does Not Affect The Head
.Because o? its tonic and laxative effect. LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary
Quinine and does not cause nervousness nor
ringing in head. Remember the full name and
look for the signature of E. W. GROVE. 25c.
KiSg's HEW LIFE PILLS
Th? Pills That 3>o Cure?
A Pleasant Occasion.
To one whose time is passe?
most entirely in the country, a
vitation to spend a day in
and especially to meet an old tr
comes as a pleasing break in
monotony-a sort of red letter
Such were the circumstances i
on last Wednesday morning
writer rolled over the hills to
Edgefield town to spend the
with Mrs. J. L. Mims. That w
have been pleasure enough in it
but in addition I was to see my
frind Mrs. H. Q. Adams, wh<
have known since I was nine j
Many sweet recollections of ye
were revived at the thought of
ing her again, while through tl
all came the echo of the gir
voice 8?ngingMoore'8 ode to Fri<
"You may break, you may shatter
rose ff you will,
But the scent of the rose will h
round it still."
Always sweet-natured, gentle,
kind, the change wrought in
face by the years was what mi
have been expected-a vivid
flection of these traits, which h
moulded ber into a striking li
ness of her saiuted mother.
"Not the least pleasure of the d
either, was meeting again Mr.
Q. Adams, the slender, pale yo
of former days, who seemed to h
no need for words; now somew
changed in appearance,but espeoiz
in the charm of his conversati
bringing to mind hiskinsman,and
dear friend and former physician,
Pat Adams, of Phoenix. Other i
friends were present too, and i
lightful was the converse with c
and another as the hours sped <
At the dinner table, which vs
spread with all the delicacies of t
season, we drew the conclusion tl
Mr. Mims, besides being a go
editor, is an excellant gardener; a
that our kind hostess is no whit lt
proficient in the domestic arts 1
cause of her journalistic work, ai
the great amount of time whieh si
gives so unselfishly to the work
the W. C. T. U. aud our missio
It was a treat to meet Mrs. Mim
mother, venerable Mrs. Adams, '
years old, yet so sprightly in co
versation, and to learn that tl
green corn at the dinner table w?
of her culture, and the deiicioi
grapes made possible by her "tem
ing of the vines" as Mrs. Brownin
would say, "Here is hope to thof
who wish for years of usefulness.
It was a pleasure, too, to fon
the acquaintance of Mrs. Kat
Mims, mother of our editor, and t
hear her in her vivacious way te!
of the trials of her early marrie
life, when the kiddies were small
Other guests contributing to ou
pleasure were Mr. Miller, brothe
of Mrs. Adams, Mrs. J. T. Ouzti
of Elmwood, and her interestinj
daughter, and Mrs. Rufus Dorn
whose children ?were my forme
As souvenirs of thc day, insteai
of favors from the table, each gues
carried away a tray of those sam
delicious grapes, and so we caarie<
home with us more than man;
pleasant recollections of the occa
A Mt. Zionite.
A Place for Service.
Not in many years has our countr
needed more unselfish people ii
business, as farmers, in politics an(
in government. There are still toe
many trying to advance self ant
self interests at the expense of th<
government, even at this critica
time when an enemy is seeking it?
Thc pernicious activities of poli
ticians to perpetuate themselves ir
office and secure special favors foi
their henchmen is regrettable. Thai
there are those who would take ad
vantage of their fellow meu and
their country in war is embarassinp
to the administration and a reflect
ion upon citizenship.
Private citizens in many instances
have not realized their sacred duty
at this time. They have been will
ing to aid so long as no sacrfice
was required, but many have not
yet realized that great sacrifices will
be necessary to win the war.
Let each citizen oegin from this
moment to do his duty. The soon
er this is done the sooner will war
be over and pence be possible.
It was the married men's night at
the revival meeting.
Let all you husbands who have
trouble on your mind stand up!"
shouted the emotional preacher at
the height of his spasm.
Instantly every man in the church
rose to his feet except one.
"Ah!'' exclaimed the preacher,
peering out at this lone sitter, who
occupied a chair near the door apart
from the others, "you are one in a
"It isn't that," piped this one,
hopelessly, as the rest of the con
gregation turned to gaze suspicious
ly at him. "I can't get up-I'm
Read What This Memphis Man
Says About His Experience
With A-I-M in 17 Years.
HAS SOLD 50,000 BOTTLES.
"I believe I have had more experi
ence with Acid Iron Mineral than any
one living," says Mr. A. P. Watkins, a
well known business man of Memphis,
Tenn., living at 1676 Exchange Ave.
"It has cured tumors where doctors
said there was no cure except an oper
ation. It has cured hundreds of cases
of female trouble where doctors said
nothing but an operation would do any
good. Acid Iron Mineral will cure any
sore in the* flesh that can be cured.
With a little purgative it will cure al
most anything that can be cured when
"I have been handling Acid Iron Min
eral for seventeen years, and have sold
between forty and fifty thousand bot
tles. During that time only one jper
son requested his money back, and I
returned the money as willingly as I
"I have five children, and I gave
each of them A-l-M before they were a
month old, and still give it to them
when they need any medicine."
We Deiieve this statement to be un
equaled in the praise of any medicine
before the public. When you praise
Acid Iron Mineral you praise nature,
for it is from natnre that this prepara
tion is obtained. Alcohol, and the dope
of the pill maker, or the drug of the
chemist, are not found in it. It is ob
tained from the only natural medicinal
iron mineral deposit of its kind known
to the world, and comes closest to the
ideal as a general tonic for all troubles
of the human system.
All reliable druggists have A-I-M in
50c. and $1.00 sizes. Be sure you get
the genuine. Ask for it by name and
look for the A-I-M trade mark on every
For Metal or Composition
TILING AND GRATES,
Roofing and Mantel Co.
607 Broad Street,
Notice of Final Dis
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, L, G. Watson has made
application unto this Court for Fi
nal Discharge as Administrator in
re the Estate of H. C.. Watson de
ceased, on this the 2Sth day of
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or par
ties interested, to show cause be
fore me at my office at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, on
the 30th day of August 1917, at ll
o'clock a. m., why said order of
Discharge should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
July 28, 1917.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge.
Whereas, Julia Rearden and
Moses Rearden, both of said Coun
ty and State, made suit to me, to
grant, them Letters of Administra
tion of the Estate and effects of
Talbert Rearden, late of above
County and State, deceased.
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin'
dred and creditors of the said Tal
bert Rearden deceased, that they be
and appear before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Edgefield,
C. H., S. C., in my office on the 4th
day August (io 17) next, after pub
lication thereof, at ll o'clock in the
forenoon, to show cause, if any
they have, why the said Adminis
tration should not be granted .
Given under my Hand, this 17th
day of July A. D., 1917.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
P. J., E. C., S. C.
It is (
R & G b
Also a small
GAVE MOKE HELP
THAN ANY OTHEE
ANDERSON WOMAN MAKES
BEST SHE EVER TRIED.
AFTER LOXG EFFORT, MRS. WALK
ER IS ENABLED TO MAKE COM
"Tanlac is the best medicine I
have ever taken andi certainly have
taken a lot of medicine," said Mrs.
J. C. Walker, of 30 Henderson St.,
Anderson, S. C., in a statement she
gave May 23. "Tanlac certainly
did help me wonderfully. I took it
for a generally run down condition,
for I always felt tired and weak and
I never did feel well. I certainly
felt completely broken down and in
the mornings I felt as badly as when
I went to bed, for I did not sleep
weil. I had no appetite and I
scarcely had strength enough to do
"But the Tanlac did me more|
good than any medicine I have ever j
taken. It soon had me feeling
strong, and I got so I could sleep
well and I began to feel fine. The
Tanlac did a lot to build up and
strengthen my entire system."
Tanlac, the Master Medicine, is
Edgefield, Penn & Holstein.
Cold Springs, H Ernest Quarles.
Edgefield, R F D No 2, J. H. I
I Johnston, Johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G C McDaniel.
Parksville, Robertson & Com
Plum Branch, J W Bracknell &
Plum Branch, RFD No 2, E P
Winn & Bro.
Trenton. G W Wise.
HAIL: Protection against Hail
damage to crops can now oe had by
a policy in the HARTFORD FIRE
INSURANCE CO., through E.
J. Norris Agent. See or phone Mr,
Will Surely Sloe Thai COUQJL
)ur greatest blessing in disgui
the cotton, corn and all of ou
uff a possibility.
smember that we will soon have
prices for coal, wood and other
;ies, and will be wishing that s
le and bear your troubles, beca
take things as they come and
th them; besides the farmer is ii
uring the hot weather.
> help you forget the warm vi
ile, we are offering for this weel
>rtment of Corsets in
rand, with a few e
ken sizes, for 39c. ea
lot of Muslins and Ga
Better look them o
are sure to go at thi
That Always Says, '
2 CORNER STO
Southern Railway Company.
Columbia, S. C., July 23, 1917.
To AU Concerned:
Effective Tuesday, July 24, will
restore service between Trenton and
Edgefield as follows:
Lv. Trenton .... 8.00 A.M.
Lv. Parkhill . . . . 8:10 A. M.
Ar. Edgefield . . . 8:20 A.M.
Lv. Edgefield . . 8:45 A.M.
Lv. Paikhi? . . . 8:55 A.M.
Ar. Trenton . . . 0:05 A.M.
Ill, 131 and 132 will observe
Lv. Edgefield . . 11:15 A.M.
Lv. Parkhill . . 11:25 A.M.
Lv. Trenton . . . 11:35 A.M.
Lv. Baynham . . 11:45 A.M.
Lv. Eureka . . . 11:50 A.M.
Lv. Milledgeville . . 11:55 A.M.
Lv. Lakeview . . . 12:03 P.M.
Lv. Crofts .... 12:09 P.M.
Lv. Pineridge Camp . 12:19 P.M.
Ar. Aiken .... 12:25 P.M.
No. Ill mixed between Edgefield
NO. 132 MIXED.
Lv. Aiken ... 12:55 P.M.
Lv. Pineridge Camp . 12:59 P.M. j
Lv. Crofts .... 1:09 P.M.
Lv. Lake View . . . 1:15 P.M.
Lv. Milledgeville . . 1:25 P.M.
Lv. Eureka .... 1:34 P.M.
Lv. Baynham . . . 1:42 P.M.
Lv. Trenton .... 1:55 P.M.
Lv. Parkhill . . . .2:15 P.M.
Ar. Edgefield . . . 2:25 P.M.
NO. 131 MIXED.
Lv. Trenton . . . 1:15 P.M.
Lv. Baynham ... 1:25 P.M.
Lv. Eureka .... 1:34 P.M.
Lv. Milledgeville . , 1:41 P.M.
Lv. Crofts .... 1:55 P.M.
Lv. Pineridge Camp . 2:08 P.M.
Ar. Aiken .... 2:15 P.M.
No. Ill, 131, 132 make flag stops
above stations except Trenton which
is a stop. Time shown as informa
tion only and confers no rights.
B. W. BROOKS,
! to pay
n all his
ilicos for 5c,
tual Insurance Associ
Property Insured $2,500,000.
WRITE OR CALL on the un
dersigned for any information you
may desire about our plan of insur
We insure your property against
FIRE.. WINDSTORM or LIGHT
and do so cheaper than any Com
pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared to
prove to you that ours is the safest
and cheapest plan of insurance
Our Association is now licensed
to write Insurance in the countieB
of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
mick, Laurens and Edgefield.
The officers are: Gen. J. Fraser
Lyon, President, Columbia, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agt., Secy. &
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
Jno. H. Childs, Bradley, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
S. P. Morrah, Willington, S. C.
L.N. Chamberlain,McCormick, S.!C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
F.L.Timmerman, Pln't. Lane, S. C.
J. C. Martin, Princeton, S. C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE, Gen. Agt.
Greenwood, S. C.
Jan. 1st, 1917.
A fine lot of pure Fulghum oats at
?2.00 per bushel. Purchaser to
Jas. D. Mathis,
Trenton, S. C.
July 25, 1917.
I desire to notify the people of
Edgefield and vicinity who have
stock to feed that I have a supply
of meal and hulls on hand. Have
hulls in sacks or in bulk.
J. G. Alford.