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satin pillow. The bride and groom
entered together and while the vows
were being plighted .soft music was
heard. After congratulations the hap
py pair left in a car for a wedding
trip and upon their return will make
their home in Columbia.
A War Savings Stamp society has
been organized here among the la
dies and this will be agitated during
the summer months. Mrs. J. A. Lott
was elected president and Miss May
Watson secretary. The program com
mittee will be Mesdames J. H. "White,
L. C. Latimer and Annie P. Lewis!
Mrs. Archie Lewis and little An
nie Lamar leave this week for Cleve
land, Tenn., to visit Mrs. John Milne.
.The W. C. T. U. meets Friday af
ternoon with Mrs. J. A. Lott.
Miss Eloise Barr has accepted a
position in the school at Rome, S. C.
of which Miss Eva Rushton has been
elected principal. This school is con
sidered a very fine one.
With the Daughters American Rev
olution, Flag Day, June 14, the birth
day of the flag, and Independence
Day on July 4, the birthday of our
nation, are two Red Letter days that
are always celebrated and this year
they were more widely celebrated
than ever by this organization . All
ovr the county the people were ob- j
serving the last named date, July4
with such demonstrations of patriot
ism as have not been seen scarcely
since the first memorable 4th, and the
day had all the intense significance
for the people that it had in 1776. ?
Our country is now putting forth all j
her strength to preserve the liberties ?
of the forefathers and the people are '
rallying to the flag as never before, j
So it was with a great degree of pa
triotism that the members of the Em
ily Geiger chapter, D. A. R. met last
week to observe the two Red Letter
days. The meeting was held at Edge
field in the home of Mrs. W. B. Cog-1
burn, a member. The home was in j
patriotic decorations and flowers in
these colors were about. Mrs. Cog
turn gave all a cordial welcome, be
ing assisted by her daughters, Mrs.
Samuel Craig and Mrs. Carrol Cog
The hostess had invited the Edge
field chapter, D. A. R. to meet with
the Emily Geiger chapter and it was
a great pleasure to find such pleasant
company awaiting us. Being with
these old friends and co-workers was
one of the pleasures of the afternoon.
Just before the program a short
business session was held, presided
over by the .retiring regent, Mrs. W.
S. Mobley, concerning Thrift Stamps
to be given by individual members
toward the maintenance of Tomassee
School. The matter was explained by
Mrs. M. T. Turner, State treasurer.
Mrs. Turner paid the Edgefield chap
ter a nice compliment in stating that
from the looks they were leading in
contributions for patriotic endeavor.
Mrs. Mobley, who was unable to
accept the second year of office, now
turned the gavel over to the incom
ing regent, Mrs. W. B. Cogburn. Mrs.
Cogburn thanked the members for
the honor they had conferred on her
and asked their co-operation in car
rying on the work of the coming year
She then appointed several commit
tees to facilitate the work. The meet
ing was then turned over to the lead
er for the prog:*am, Miss Zena Payne.
Mu*;"?l selection, "America."
P .?,er, "The United States Flag
The South Carolina Flag", Mrs. P. N.
Reading, "Your Flag and My Flag"
Mrs. F. M. Boyd.
Music, "The Star-Spangled Ban
Reading, "fleurette," Miss Flor
Music, "Keep the Home Fires Burn
All stood as "The Star-Spangled
Banner" was played and as the na
tional air of France was played the
same respect was accorded it.
The meeting was turned into an
open one, and ??Iiss Sarah Collett, on
behalf of the Edgefield chapter thank
ed the Johnston chapter for the plea
sant occasion of meeting with them.
Later the hostess served a refresh
ing salad course with iced tea, and
it was all so pleasant to chat with
friends and relatives that the late
ness of the hour only ended the meet
On Thursday afternoon the burial
of Otis Neal, the 12 year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Neal of Colum
bia, took place here in the Mt. of Ol
ives cemetery, Rev. W. S. Brooke
conducting the service. The death of
this bright young boy was a tragic
one, he having met his death by be
ing run over by a car that was driv
en at an excessive rate of speed by
a colored man. He was almost in
stantly killed. He had been working
hard ail day and was on his way home
and had stopped at the race track
fence to watch the racers practice.
There were several witnesses and a
number of the boy's companions were
with him. His body was carried im
Prize Winning Essay in Edge
field Graded School Writ
ten by Isabel Byrd.
How? Tobacco Hinders the Highest
When Columbus came to America
he found that the natives here smok
ed a kind of herb which they culti
vated and called tobacco. He took
some of this back with him and smok
ing was fashionable first in England.
Tobacco softens and blackens the
muscles to such an extent that before
chloroform was discovered tobacco
was used to deaden the body.
Boys who begin smoking under the
age of twenty-one usually grow up to
be stunted in growth, dull in mind,
and have no ambition for themselves,
and under the influnce of tobacco
thought becomes reverie.
Tobacco is very injurious to the
body in every way. It contains a dead
ly poison called nicotine, which, next
to prussic acid is the most poisonous
Tobacco is especially injurious to
I young people for they are develop
1 ing and the tobacco stops this devel
opment and every growing child
should avoid it in any form. Cigar
jettes have been righty called "coffin
'tacks" because they point the way to
j the grave.
Some boys think it looks "grown
j up" to go around with a cigarette
stuck in their mouth, but they are
niistaken, for to see this is a sure
sign that that boy will never be
"grown up*' physically or mentally.
He will always be dull and unable to
grasp things quickly.
To secure nation-wide prohibition
w must destroy the tobacco plant
because tobacco is one of the chief
abettors to thc alcohol habit. It pro
duces a huskiness in the throat which ?
calls for something stimulating and
then comes the drinking habit,
So'many people think that tobac
co is stimulating. It is stimulating
?or a while, followed by a rise of
blood pressure and then a fall of
blood pressure and if smoking is con
tinued the nerves are depressed.
The boy who grows up a user of to
bacco will lie, cheat and steal, and
impose on boys smaller than him
self but will not tackle one of-his
size or older who does not smoke
because he knows that he is not as
strong as the boy who does not smoke
and that he will be beaten.
I think anyone who ha:; any edu
cation at all knows something of the
harm in the use of tobacco ?*nd if
you wish to grow up with' a steady
hand, a strong heart, and a good
character, you will never touch to
The Art of Walking.
The human race was forgetting the
art of walking. .Vanity had something
to do with it-and the shoe-makers
who catered to vanity. For the truth
was, people were paying more atten
tion to the style of the shoe than to
the comfort of the foot. Then came
Whatever else they were called up
on to do, soldiers have to walk. In
walking, one must have shoes that
fit-shoes that do not cramp the
foot, shoes with flat soles and low
heels. So the armies of the world
provided their soldiers with shoes in
which they could walk-and the sol
diers found the walking easy.
Seeing these millions of soldiers
with good feet properly shod and find
lng that they could walk long dis
tances without tiring, the rest of the
world is gradually coming to adopt
sensible slices. In the fulness of time
all of us may learn to walk, and when
we do, will find that we had for many
years overlooked the most delightful
process of locomotion that has as
yet been invented.
Walking is the best exercise that
has been devised, because it is the
most natural. Man is a walking ani
mal; the process of walking involves
e^ry nerve and muscle of the body
and insures health. Men and women
who walk do not suffer from any kind
of disease. But the first principle of
walking is a proper shoe for the foot.
Important Notice to Democra
A new enrollment of voters is re
quired this year. Each person must
sign his club roll between now and
the last Tuesday in July, or he will
not be permitted to vote. Every voter
should attend to this duty at once,
and is urged to do so.
A new registration is also required
under the law, and every citizen
should secure a new registration cer
tificate, as this is necessary to quali
fy him to vote in the general elec
tion. Every citizen with' the interest
of his State at heart should attend to
these matters without delay.
B. E. Nicholson,
mediately to the home. The family
had relatives here and they had the
sympathy of all, while here on their
Senator Tillman Rests in
nezer Cemetery Unde
Mound of Flowers.
By P. H. McGowan.
Trenton, July 4.-All that
mortal of Senator Benjamin
Tillman, for 24 years a merni
the upper house of congress
South Carolina, was laid to ri
the village cemetery at his
town of Trenton today amidst a
moth mound of floral offerings
friends in many parts of the coi
The senator's illness which r
ed fatally in Washington Wedn
morning at an early hour after
vere attack of cerebral hemorj
and paralysis, came on him unav
Last Thursday, apparently in hi
customed health, he left his r
at the Capitol and went to his a
ments at the Dewy Hotel. Soon
arriving there he complained of
ing ill, but little attention was
to his indisposition, lc was not
Sunday that his attending physi
Dr. E. F. Pickford, decided th?
was best to have the family
friends made aware of his true ci
tion. This was immediately done
it was then seen that there was
little hope for the Palmetto State
ator. Watched from the first by
loving wife and other member:
his family, who although ho
against hope, believed that the se
or's life might yet be spared f(
longer time, the lonely vigil was k
Later he lapsed into unconscious:
and forgot even those who had t
for many years near and dear to 1
He could not respond to the
hand pressure which) was given
and could not recognize in any 1
any of those around him. As the cl
on the mantel ticked the hours av
so went the minutes left in his mo
life. At the break of day Wednes
morning, thc final summons came ?
the answer for a long life placed
the eternal records until the gr
and awful day of resurrection.
Congressional Funeral Party.
Immediately upon the announ
ment that the aged senator had di
the usual notices were sent to 1
house and the senate and special cc
mittees named to attend the fune
at Trenton.. In the senate party thi
were Senators Smith of South Ca
lina, Swanson of Virginia, Nelson
Minnesota, Pomerene of Ohio, Fe]
aid of Maine, and Trammell of Fh
Among those senators who were
tained at the last moment by offic
business and prevented from atten
ing the funeral were Senators Lod
of Massachusetts, Penrose of Pen
sylvania, and Gallinger of New Har
shire. Mr. Lodge was the man who
Senator Tillman asked many y?a
ago to deliver the eulogy upon V.
death whenever it should occur ai
this will be done at a later time.
The house delegation consisted' i
all the members from South Carolir
except Representatives Stevenson ar
Whaley, and the following from oth<
States: Cannon of Illinois, Walsh i
Massachusetts, Elliot of Indiana, M(
gan of Oklahoma, Williams of 111
nois and Padgett of Tennessee.
The train left Washington Wedne:
day afternoon at 7 o'clock and
quick run was made with these sem
tors and house members aboard, an
also with Colonel Higgins, sergeari
at arms of the senate, and Robei
Gordon holding the same position i
the house in charge of the party, a
well as J. M. Baker, secretary of th
At Rock Hill Dr. D. B. Johnson go
aboard the train and in Columbi:
there were a number of others \vh
made the trip to Trenton. Arnon]
themJ. Elmore Martin of Charleston
Dr. J. W. Babcock, Dr. W. S. Currel
Dr. W. M. Riggs and several member:
of the board of directors of Clemsoi
College. There was also Ex-Gov. Join
Gary Evans, who was in Washingtor
at the time the senator passed away
Thank Daniels for Honor.
Just before the funeral train reach
ed Trenton, the members of the
South Carolina delegation got togeth
er and sent the following telegram
to Josephus Daniels, secretary of the
"The members of the South Caro
lina delegation in the senate and
house of representatives wish to ex
press their appreciation of the honor
conferred upon the State of South
Carolina in naming a destroyer Till
man in honor of the deceased Sena
tor Benjamin Ryan Tillman. We are
conscious of the fact that heretofore
the destroyers have been named only
in honor of naval heroes but we feel
with you this honor is rightfully con
ferred because of the loyal and effect
ive services rendered by Senator Till
man, who like a hero, died working
for the development of the navy of
the United States." .
' The funeral train reached Trenton
at 1:30 o'clock and the funeral ser
vices were, held at 4 o'clock in the
Presbyterian church which stands in
small grove of oaks in full view of
the town and the senator's residence.
The ministers who conducted the ser
vices were the Rev. R. G. Shannon
house, the Rev. E. C. Bailey and the
Rev. B. R. Turnipseed. Services were
held both in the church and at the
grave in the Trenton cemetery.
Magnificent floral decorations bank
ed both the casket and the rostrum
of the church. These came from Pres
ident and Mrs. Wilson, the members
of the South Carolina delegation in
congress, the senate of the United
States, Secretary Daniels, the Tren
ton Masonic lodge and countless
friends from different -places.
In the church a selected choir, all
close friends of the Tillman family,
rendered "Abide With Me," "Lead,
Kindly Light," and "Rock of Ages,"
with appropriate scripture readings
Hundreds at Cemetery.
At the cemetery where many hun
dreds of persons had gathered who
could not gain entrance to the little
village church, the total crowd num
bering about 3,000, the services wene
concluded and mother earth fell soft
! ly upon all that was mortal of the
aged senator. Loving hands then ten
derly placed flowers upon the newly
made grave and the family repaired
to the residencec just beyond the
grove.: Distinguished citizens acted
lt was the desire of the members ?
of the special committee from Wash-1
ington to return there as quickly as
possible to their work, therefore the
special train which brought them
down started on its way back north
immediately and will make a quick
run back to the national capitol.
Among other well known South
Carolinians who were present at the
funeral were : Governor Manning, Ex
Gov. Sheppard, Paymaster John Shu
ler, a son-in-iaw of the deceased sen
ator; Paymaster George W. Stack
house, Charles M. Galloway, United
States civil service commissioner, and
As the distinguished members of
the party at the funeral discussed
many phases of the late senator's life
and viewed his broad fields from the
station platform of the little village
while waiting for the funeral to be
gin, there were many expressions of
opinion of the feat which the man
who is now gone to his reward per
formed when he kept at his work
until stricken down with his fatal
malady, and this brought forth the
well known lines, now so well exem
"The boast of heraldry,
The pomp of power,
And all that beauty,
All that wealth e'er gave,
Await alike the inevitable hour
The paths of glory
Lead but to the grave."
* A Faithful Record.
At the age of twenty-five years,
Hon. G. L. Toole was elected and
served acceptably as Superintendent
of Education of Aiken County.
When twenty-nine was elected and
served a term as a member of the
House of Representatives. Again
in 1902 to 1900 be was elected
twice on the first ballot as a mem
ber of the House of Representa
tives. In. 1900, be was elected
Senator, and served his term. Then
again in 1914-1!) 10 twice headed
the ticket as a Member of the
House of Representatives. Thus
in the years, would he have been so
honored had he not been a faithful
servant of the people? Often and
truly has it been said of G. L.
Toole that he al ways stands for the
interest of all the people, regardless
of what others s&y or think. His
guiding principle has been: Equal
Rights to all and special privileges
His bold stand many, many years
agu for the farmers demauds, for
the warehousing of cotton, parcel
post, rural credits and prohibition
and other questions has not and
will not be forgotten.
The records show, where be has
stood and worked for reform legis
lation and the public remembers his
successful fights that has brought
many blessings that the people are
now enjoying.-Extract from Jas
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank our neighbors
and friends for their loyal ami un
tiring assistance they rendered du
ring the illness of our beloved hus
band and father W. J. Barling.
We feel grateful for their many
kind acts and words of sympathy
during our sore bereavement.
. His Wife and Children.
We pay the highest cash prices
for guano, cottou seed meal and
oat sacks. See rae at Hubenstein'?
store at Edenfield, or L. Weiner's
store at Johnston.
now To Give Quinine To Children.
FEBRILINE ts the trade-mark name elven to an
improved Quinine, lt is a Tasteless Syrup, pleas
ant to take and does not disturb the stomach.
Children take it and never know it is Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
lake ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nor rincrinjr in the head. Try
ft the next time you need Quinine for any pur
pose. Ask for 2-ounce original package. Tho
lame F?BRUJ??E is blown ia bottle 25 ^enta I
South Carolina is behind in
her quota of War Saviings
Stamps. She must catch up and
go "over the top". The cam
paign for this purpose begins
on the 14th and closes on the
28th of June. When this drive
is over let us have South Caro
lina where she is always found
-at the top.
We are duly apoiated agents
for the sale of these stamps.
Help your country-help our
boys-help yourself by invest
ing in War Savings Stamps.
You can also help yourself
by making your purchases of
dry goods, shoes, notions, etc.
of us, as we have a complete
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