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Office No 61
Residence, N.o. 17
Wednesday, July 10.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Miss Sadie Mims spent Sunday in
Augusta with friends.
Miss Margaret May is visiting
friends at Drake in Marlboro county.
Mrs. E. C. Brown of Greenville is
the guest of her mother and sisters.
Mr. Morrow Ivey of Rock Hill was
the guest of Miss Edith Ouzts last
Mrs. J. B. Kennerly is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Raymond Rogers at Blen
heim, S. C.
Miss Emily Bailey of Jacksonville,
Fla., is here visiting her grandmother
Mrs. Emma Marsh.
Mrs. J. A. Townsend and little
daughters have gone to Easley on a
visit to relatives.
Miss Rosa Zimmerman, the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Zimmerman
of Spartanburg, is here visiting.
Watson Ouzts has gone to Augus
ta where he has accepted a position
with the American Express Company.
Mrs. Leslie Kernaghan and little j
Thomas Mott and Mr. Roy Parker
have gone to Hehdersonville for a j
Mr. W. A. Byrd left Tuesday fori
Hendersonville to attend the annual
convention of the South Carolina |
Bankers' association. j
Encouraged by the success of the
first crop, a number of persons have ?
already planted their second or late
crop of Irish potatoes.
Mr. W. L. Holston is enjoying a
week's vacation, spending the time
in Hendersonville, Asheville and oth
er places in the mountains.
Misses Missouri Walker and Ed
rie Boylston of Blackville and Miss
Mary Byrd of Hartsville are guests
of Miss Florence Mims this week. j
A gay party of swimmers and div
ers went out ta Salter's pond on Sat
urday afternoon under the chaperon
age of Mr. and Mrs. Hightower.
. Miss Miriam Norris left on Mon
day for Montreat where she will
spend several weeks. While away she
will take a course in music from the j
celebrated Mr. and Mrs. Crosby Ad- j
Major R. S. Anderson is enjoying
a short season of rest at home, having
come down from Washington Thurs
day to attend the funeral of Sena
tor Tillman. He will remain for at
least two weeks.
Miss Annie Wright Hill of North
Augusta is the guest of Miss Grace
Lanham. These two young ladies were
in Edgefield yesterday and Miss Mary
Dorn returned to Ropers with them
to remain several days.
J. T. Mims, Jr., who is receiving
special military training at the South
Carolina University, having volun
teered about ten days ago, came over
Saturday afternoon on a brief fur
lough and remained with his family
until Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Robin
son of Columbia are guests of Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Mims. Mr. Robin
son is a large lumber dealer and
sells lumber in large quantities lo
the government for the building of
cantonments and for other pur
Mr. and Mrs. George B. Harris of
Hendersonville, N. C., are spending
this week with their daughter, Mrs.
W. C. Lynch, having motored from
Asheville where they have been so
journing for several weeks. From
Edgefield they will go to Columbia
to visit their daughter, Mrs. John R.
The Edgefield County Interdenom
inational Sunday School convention
will meet with the Edgefield Metho
dist church on Thursday and Friday,
July 25 and 26. All Sunday schools
in the county are urged to send full
delegations. The people of Edgefield
will give a most cordial welcome to
all who attend.
The following very interesting an
nouncement has been received with
great pleasure by friends in Edge
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Rogers an
nounce the birth of Raymond Doug
las, Jr., on July 3, 1918 at 8:30 P. M.
Weight, 6 lbs. Later Mrs. Rogers and
little Francis and Raymond will come
on a visit to Edgefield.
There will be all-day services at
Rehoboth church next Sunday, the
second Sunday in July. Children's
day exercises will be held in the morn
ing and a service flag will be present
ed to the church in the afternoon.
Mr. A. E. Padgett attended a
meeting of the State Democratic
executive committee in Columbia
yesterday and went from there to
Hendersonville, N. C., to attend a
meeting of the South Carolina
Mr. Frank Adams came down
from Camp Sevier Saturday and re
I maiced with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. George A. Adams, until Sun
day afternoon. He has beeu assign
ed a position in the band of his
regiment and has made good from
the first day. This particular as
signment relieves him of much of
the regular drilling.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Padgett arrived
Friday night from their bridal trip
which was spent in the mountains of
North Carolina. They have been
showered with congratulations and
have been very affectionately greeted
by their Edgefield friends. Mr. and
Mrs. Padgett are with Mr. and Mrs.
Jerrald LaGrone. Mr. Padgett will
build later on his lot near the resid
ence of Mrs. Milton Parker.
Capt. Tillman Improving.
0Capt. Henry C. Tillman who un
derwent a minor operation at Camp
Eustis several days ago is reported
to be improving and will join his fam
ily at Trenton on Sunday. Capt. Till
man was the only member of the Till
man family unable to attend the fun
Four Edgefield Soldiers.
Mr. Robert Adams writes from
Camp Jackson that he has been as
signed to an artillery company and
will remain at that camp for several
months, probably until he is order
ed for duty overseas. Robert is in
the same quarters with George
Logue, Lewis Hammond and Mon
roe Mathis-four splendid Edge
field young men. We trust that
they will remain with the same unit
throughout their term of military
No Sunday Selling.
The council has put the lid on
tight and is enforcing to the letter
the ordinance prohibiting the sale of
merchandise on Sunday. This is as
it should be. When stores are closed
Saturday night they should not be
opened until Monday for the sale of
merchandise. There should be no ex
ception to this rule. Nothing should
be sold unless something that is need
'ed for sickness or to relieve suffer
ling. It is gratifying to see that all
merchants are observing the law
since an order was issued that the
ordinance be enforced.
Dr. B. F. Jones' Hospitality.
For several years Dr. B. F.
Jones has been giving a private bar
becue on his farm which lies di
rectly north of Edgefield, inviting
a number of personal friends to
share the pleasures of the day with
him. The barbecue was given last
Thursday, the fourth of July and
more than 125 persons were re
cipients of the hospitality of Dr.
and Mrs. Jones. Besides the full
barbecue menu, iced tea was served
in practically unlimited quantity.
The day was one of unusual pleas
ure to all whose good fortune it was
to be present. After all of his
white friends were served,Dr. Jones
then generously served his farra
hands, who likewise appreciate his
thoughful kindness. .
Junior Order Officers.
The Junior Order American Me
canics recently elected the following
officers: J. E. Reese, counsellor; J.
H. Miller, vice-counsellor; H. VV.
Hair, junior past counsellor; J. H.
Tompkins, conductor; L. H. Ouzts,
warden; J. VV. Reese, inside senti
nel; T. J. Paul, outside sentinel;
C. A. Padgett, recording secretary;
S. T. Stevens, assistant recording
secretary; T. A. Hightower, finan
cial secretary; J. T. McNeil treas
urer; M. P. Wells, chaplain. Mr.
J. W. Reese and Mr. H. W. Hair
were elected representatives to the
State Council. This order is pros
pering in Edgefield, leceiving ap
plications from new members almost
every meeting. The lodge is well
officered for the ensuing six months.
Edgefield Chapter, U. D. C.
The charter members are request
ed to meet at the home of Mrs. A.
A. Woodson with the executive board
on Tuesday the 16th at 4:30 P. M.
to meet Mrs. O. D.' Black and discuss
matters of interest pertaining to the
Mrs. A. A. Woodson,
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
The July meeting of the W. C. T.
U. took place on Monday afternoon
with Mrs. J. E. Hart. After devotions
business was taken up and the ladies
urged to go to the Red Cross rooms
each Wednesday afternoon and assist
in cutting and sewing.
Messages from the State president,
treasurer and Miss Zena Payne were
read, also a letter received by Mrs.
Mrs. P. H. Bussey from the State
president of the Massachusetts W.
C. T. U., Mrs. Katherine Stevenson,
while in the Boston Hospital.
The flag salute was given and Miss
Florence Mims gave a history of the
Star Spangled Banner, its origin and
read the poem.
Miss Mary Byrd of Hartsville
played the national hymn on the vio
lin, those present joining in the sing
Isabel Byrd, on invitation, was
present and read the prize essay on
"The Evil of Tobacco," which will
be sent to the State superintendent
to be entered in the State contest.
The collection for the French Or
phan fund amounted to $2.50. At
the close of the meeting the hostess
served a delightful salad course with
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn who has re
cently been elected regent of the Em
ily Geiger chapter, D. A. R. of John
ston, entertained a joint meeting of
the Edgefield and Johnston chapters
on Friday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock,
this being in honor of flag day and
the fourth of July. The meeting was
to have been held on the 4th of Ju
ly but on account of the funeral of
Senator1 Tillman, it was postponed to
An account of the delightful meet
ing will be published in the Johnston
letter, as the Emily Geiger chapter
Mrs. Cogburn, regent, presided
over the business session, and Miss
Zena Payne, historian, had charge of
the flag day programme which was
extremely interesting and instruct
Both chapters were well represent
ed, and the hostess, Mrs. Cogburn,
who combines the good qualities of
both communities and loves them
both was happy in giving the repre
sentatives of both chapters this plea
sant opportunity to meet and greet
Death of Sweet Little Babe.
The sympathy of the entire com
munity goes out to Mr. and Mrs. J.
G. Holland in their hour of unut
terable grief caused b~ the death of
their second little daughter who
would have celebrated her first
birthday on the 28rd of July. She
was named Anna Elizabeth for her
j two grandmothers. She was stricken
with whooping-coueh about five
weeks ago and about 10 days ago
complications 6et in that would not
yield to treatment. Mr. Holland
was at Clemson coilege at the time
little Anna Elizabeth grew worse
and upon receiving a telegram in
forming him of her serious condi
tion lie at once came to Edgefield
making the journey of 100 miles in
three hoiffs in his car.
The grief-stricken parents have
the comforting assurance that their
little darling is "safe in the arms of
Jesus," having been plucked as a
beautiful bud from this world be
fore being blighted by sin and with
out having to endure the crosses
and hardships of a sojourn here.
The funeral was conducted at the
home Monday morning by Dr- E.
P. Jones and the interment took
place in Willow Brook cemetery.
County Campaign Meeting.
The first and only campaign meet
ing arranged by the executive com
mittee was held in the court house
Thursday, July 4th. County Chair
man, B. E. Nicholson, presided and
after brief appropriate remarks, read
the official list of candidates. All of
the candidates were present and
agreed among themselves chat they
would make no soeeches in order that
the meeting might be adjourned
through respect to Senator Tillman.
On motion of Hon. N. G. Evans the
chairman appointed a committee to
draft suitable resolutions on the
death of Senator Tillman. Only a
small number cf people attended and
the session was very brief, this being
the beginning and ending of the cam
paign as far as speech making went.
And this is well because the people
are not deeply concerned about poli
tics this year. Most of them have al
ready made up their minds for whom
they will cast their ballots.
The official list of candidates is
House of Representatives: J. L.
Walker, S. T. Williams and J. L.
Auditor: J. R. Timmerman.
Treasurer: J. T. Mims and J. L.
Let us su]
tities we are
Master: J. H. Cantelou.
Jud?e of Probate: W. T. Kinnaird.
Coroner: T. E. Byrd.
Magistrates: N. L. Brunson, 1st
district; Wallace W. Wise, 2nd dis
trict; W. W. Rhoden, 3rd district;
J. F. Pardue. 4th district; R. M. John
son, 5th district; A. A. Gilchrist, 6th
district; J. E. Bryan, 7th district.
Summer Term of Court of Gen
The July term of. general sessions
The July term of the court of gen
eral sessions convened Monday morn
ing and the calendar was cleared,
either by trial or continuance, Tues
day at noon. The court has been pre
sided over by Judge J. W. DeVore,
who is honored by his own people
as well as by the people over the
Soon after court convened many
indictments were handed out to the
grand jury by Solicitor Timmerman
and prompt returns were made, true
bills being found in the following
Robert Williams, indicted for as
sault and battery; George William
Black, assault; John Henry Brown
and Albert Cullum, grand larceny;
T. A. Broadwater, assault and bat
Itery. Milledge Nix, house breaking
(and larceny; Willis Johnson, larceny
and receiving stolen goods. Otie Rine
hart, murder; Sampson Holmes, bur
glary and attempt to ravish; John L.
Sullivan, Isaiah Sullivan, Phinizy Sul
livan, William Sullivan and Cornelius
Robert Williams was convicted of
assault and battery and given two
years on the chaingang.
George Williams was found guilty
of the charge of assault with intent
to ravish, with recommendation to
the mercy of the court. Judge DeVore
gave him the maximum sentence un
der law, 40 years imprisonment at
John Henry Barnes pleaded guilty
to stealing a bale of cotton from Mr.
B. B. Bouknight and was sentenced
to serve 18 months on the chaingang.
His partner, Albert Cullum, who was
particeps criminis but denied his
guilt, was convicted and given 22
months at hard labor.
The grand jury made its formal
report and was discharged Tuesday
morning and the petit jury in the
Card of Thanks.
1 wish to express my grateful ap
preciation to the puplic who so
kindly aided me in the loss by fire
on the night of the 25th of June.
I can never on paper or by words
fully express my thanks to each and
every neighbor and friend who as
Lonnie C. Smith.
Trenton, S. C.
An old lady went one morning to
a friend who kept poultry, to pur
chase a setting of eggs. The latter,
not having many on hand, asked:
"Have you got your broody hen?"
"Well, no," answered the prospec
tive purchaser, "but our old hen has
broken her leg ar^ she might as well
spend her time hatching out some
eggs as to sit around doing nothing."
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W. W. ADi
Interesting Letter From Wint
on Manson to His Mother.
Somewhere in France.
My dear Mother:
I wonder how you are? I do earn
estly hope your health is no worse
and above all I hope you will again
be restored to your full strength and
Mother, I know the old sunny
South is looking good. It is good
enough for me any old time There is
no place more dear to me.
Don't think I am homesick-I want
to see it well done over here. When
we are victorious I will be ready to
come home and not before. I am
glad that I am able to take a part in
the great struggle for the freedom
of the world. I am now in a country
where I can see what the German
militarism has caused the world to
suffer. I have been in England also.
Both countries are beautifully cov
ered with green. The meadows are I
very pretty indeed.
You never see a spot in Englano
or France that is uncultivated and
you see very few forests. The farm
ing class of people in Franr?. is very
industrious. There are only a few
acres to each farm and from what I
can see they raise good crops of their
kind. They waste nothing and every
thing is put to some use
Instead of fences , shrubbery of
all kinds is used. The roads are lined
on both sides with shrubbery or trees.
Some of the roads are very beautiful
to look at. Well, France is just what
you have read so much about.
Mama, I am in good health and
have been since I left America. I do
hope I will continue so. I did not feel
the least sick whiie I was on sea. As
I am writing you this letter the ar
tillery is continually bombing.
We have some very exciting times
here. Since coming here I would not
feel right if I could not hear the roar
of the big guns; though I can sleep
as if there were no noise. m
Mother, where is Grady? I imag
ine he is" here somewhere. If he is,
let me know his address. My address
is Corp. Winton F. Manson, Co. D,
114 M. G. Bn., American Expedition
ary Forces, via New York.
We are faring all right. Of course
you know there are some hardships
to go through in all wars. The men
are in good health and fine spirits.
They are wiling and eager to do their
part in whatever way may be neces
I believe we have as fine a bunch
of men as any army ever had. The
people back home can count on them
as being as fine and brave and willing
as the country ever saw. Victory is
bound to be ours. It .must be.
I will try to write you as often as
I can, though I know you realize the
conditions. You must give my love
to the family and pay my respects
to all of my friends. Tell them all
I wiil give the boches the best I have.
You must write often. With love
to you and father and all the family
Corp. Winton F. Manson.
For Sale: 200 bushels of good
sound peas at $3.75 ncr kuchel. Mrs.
Julia K. Prescott, Modoc, S. C.
Shivor Springs Water, at
L. T. May's.
of the people
., we placed
ds for these
i large quan-.
?o make very
?VES & CO.
! AFTER YEAR'S WAIT
j SHE PRAISES TANLAC,
SAYS WITH CONFIDENCE
THAT "IT CERTAINLY IS
s ITS VALUE.
MKS. DAVIS DECLARES TAKLC "RE
STORED ME To HEALTH
"A year has passed since I t?rst
took Tanlac, and now I can say
with confidence that Tanlac ia cer
tainly a line medicine, for I know
what it will do. I am glad to give
this statement in endorsement of
Tanlac." says M ra. Ellie C. Davis,
of Drayton, ?5. C., a suburb of
Spartauburg, in a statement she
gave June -Uh. "I took Tanlac for
stomach trouble of a bad, 'painful
lorm, and also I suffered from at
tacks of appendicitis. My nerves
were bad and I suffered a lot with
indigestion. I was very weak,
and overwork bad almost downed
"The Tanlac stopped the indiges
tion, though, and soon I was not
troubled auy more with appendi
tia. Those pains in my aide left?
too. The medicine gave me back
my appetite, atrengthened my nerves
and reatored me to uealth and
Edgefield, Penn & Holstein.
Cold ??pringa, H. Erneat Quarles.
Ed<retield, R. P. D. No. 2, J. H.
Johnaton, Johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G. C. McDaniel.
Parkaville, Robertaon & Com
Plum Branch, J. W. Bracknell
& ?Son. ,
Plum Branch, R. F. D. No. 2,
E. P. Winn & Bro.
Trenton,-G. W. Wise.
[Composed By Two Soldier Boys, [j
In the coolness of the evening,
After all the lights are out
And throughout tbe camp is silence,
Save the sentrys hailing shout
Comes the hour of great reflection
For tbe resting Soldier chaps,
And the weary oft. find comfort
In the stillness after taps.
In the darkness gleam the faces
Of the folks we left behind
There are mother, wife, or sweet
And our friends so true and kind
Once again there comes a vision
Of that home-land, and perhaps,
One can even hear the voices
Of those loved ones after taps.
Oft the aching hearts grow weary
And almost seem to brake,
'Midst war's mad and hellish turmoils
And the suffering they make
How we bless the starlit gloaming
As the busy day it caps
And there comes escape from torment
On our dreaming after taps.
To the soul there comes assurance
That this cause is good and just
That we will never meet with failure
While in God we put our trust
And should death's cold arras enfold us
There'll be peace as life's cord snaps
We'll find our loved ones over yonder
The Best Salve Sn The World.