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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
Wednesday, February 5.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Craig are here
visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Cogburn.
Miss Annie Clisby has arrived to
sp^nd some time here with her sister,
Mrs. Elizabeth Cobb.
WATCH YOUR LABEL: The gov
ernment requires all subscriptions to
be paid in advance.
Mr. W. B. Cogburn motored to
Greenwood Friday to visit Mrs. Lil
lie Cogburn and her three little sons.
Julian Strother is at home again
from Camp Dodge with an honorable
discharge. All Edgefield welcomes
this splendid young man. .
There are not many porkers left
but the few are destroying an enor
mous quantity of corn. This weather
has been rather unfavorable several
weeks for slaughter.
Walter Hill was a week-end visitor
to his mother. Mrs. Maggie Hill. Mrs.
Hill returned with him to. Savannah
where he underwent an operatiori
from which he is rapidly recovering.
Douglass Timmerman who volun
teered for military service nearly 18
japnths ago, has received an honor
able discharge, having reached home
Friday. He has been very cordially
greeted by his friends.
Mrs. J. L. Minis and Mr;;. Mamie
N. Tillman went to Columbia Mon
day to attend a meeting of he execu
tive board of the State W. C. T. U.
and to meet Miss Anna Gordon, the
president of the National W. C. T. U.
Mr. A. A. Edmunds is having build
ing material placed upon his lot be
tween the Mitchell drug store and
Mr. W. P. Yonce's garage. He will
.break ground for the foundation as
soon as the supply of material war
Hold your Liberty^ bonds. Do not
s' 1 them at a discount. It will not be
long, if you are compelled to realise
the cash for the bonds instead of
holding them until maturity, before
they will readily sell at par and pr ;b
ably at a small premium.
Run you?* wagons every day until
every available place for making ma
nure about the horse lot and ca-tle
barn are filled knee-deep ir straw
and litter. "Black manure," as the
English call it, is just what our
thirsty, impoverished r lands most
Let's not raise the white flag to the
cotton "bears." There is yet a fight
ing chance and if we win this fight,
the victory hereafter will be easy.
But if we lose now, the Wall Street
gamblers will forever after kick the
cotton growers around like the school
boys do ii football. Southern farmers
never before had so much at stake.
As the influenza situation is stead
ily improving* the churches and
schools should resume their work as
early as possible. It is probable that
church services could be held earlier
than schools reopen, # as a congrega
tion remains in the church but a lit
tle more than an hour, while children
are in the school rooms from four to
Co-operate With Supervisor.
Supervisor R. N. Boradwater
made .an earnest appeal to the people
of Edgefield county last week for
their co-operation in making the
public roads of the county what they
should be. The road working force
and the available funds are inade
quate for working all of thc public
roads of the county, and unless as
sistance is given the supervisor, some
of the roads will be neglected. Let
the people of every community do
what they can before active and reg
ular work on the farm begins.
.Farmers Still May Apply for_
Notice has been sent out from
Washington that the Department of
Agriculture has extended the time
for applying for nitrate of soda un
til February 15th, 1919. Farmers
who did not get their applications in
are requested to get in ?ouch with
the County Agent or the Nitrate
Committee within the next few days.
Those who have applied should con
stantly watch for notices of the ar
rival of soda. Within the next few
.days, nine cars will come into the
?uckiesrs ?rnica S??ive
Che Desi Salve In The World.
A Mutual Fire Insurance As
Attention is directed to the full
page advertisement of the Abbeville
Greenwood Fire Insurance Associa
tion iii this issue. Besides the strong
letters commending its work, a study
of the comparative figures given will
be interesting. The readers will ob
serve that the association hat', but
three million dollars of insurance in
force in 1916, while now it has more
than four and a quarter million,
which is a gain of nearly a million a
year. In fact more than a million dol
lars of gilt edge insurance has been
[written by the association during the
past seven months. The association
began twenty-seven years ago with
only two counties as a feld of opera
tion, while now it is writing insu
rance in ten counties.
Rev. A. L. Gunter Pays Tribute
to Senator Nicholson.
My love for my departed brother
and friend, Hon. B. E. Nicholson,
constrains me to add a word to the
many beautiful and truthful tributes
that have been written. I feel that
.volumes could be written and yet
there would be no need for extrava
Others who have known him long
er and more intimately in a business
and professional way may write of
him as a lawyer, statesman, business
man and citizen. I am sure that he
Iso conducted himself in all these
spheres as to gain and hold the ut
jmost confidence of every one that
?knew him. I do not believe a living
?soul can say aught against his good
name or bring the slightest reproach
against his spotless character. He so
loved the truth and the right as to
add generosity to justice in all his
dealings. He would suffer wrong at
any time rather than be unjust or un
In these recent strenuous days he
gave of his valuable time without
stint or limit in leading the various
campaigns for war purposes, but the
thing that appealed to me most in
! connection with this is that he never
turned a deaf ear to any one who
came jeeking help or information in
regare to the war and its demands.
He patiently and gladly assisted
many anxious parents and friends ?of
soldiers, white and black, in giving
i a.ivice. writing letters, securing in
i formation and in rendering any as
sistance ->os;ible; these things he u
stSfcUy din ta the neglect of his own
financial and business interests.
For more than three years it has
been my joy and privilege to be as
sociated with Brother Nicholson in
the work of the Church and King
dom. It is here that you may learn
the secv.-t of this truly good and
great n sn's life. First and foremost,
he was 3 Christian. It is my convic
tion that chis earth can seldom buast
of a truer follower of the Lord. He
found the strength and beauty of his
life and character in his faithful
practice of the religion he professed;
and with him it was more of a prac-1
?tice than a profession. Every day,
every hour, he tried to live so as to
please Cod. No wonder he could say,
"I am ready to die, I do not fear
In his going the Methodist Church
locally and connectionally, has lost
one of her most consecrated and
Taithful officials. At the time of his
death, Brother Nicholson was Chair
man of the Board of Stewards, Chair
?man of the Board of Trustees, Sun
day School Superintndent and Treas- ]
urer of the Church. This means that
upon him fell the weight of respon- '
sibility in all church affairs. More
over, it meant that he had a wonder- 1
ful opportunity to serve his fellow
men and his God. How well did he 1
measure up to both! Brother Nichol
son was a busy man too, far too busy ^
for his own good, and yet he was nev
er busy enough to neglect any inter
est of the church or fail to be in his ^
place on Sunday, unless sickness or
religious duties called him away. !
When he found that he could not be <
at church on Sunday, he would notify M
me ahead of time and tell me the rea- 1
son of his absence. How few there ?
are who reach his measure of faith- ?
fulness! Only a pastor knows how to ii
appreciate such a man. He was a man j'
who attended to the least details in 1
his official duties, and therefore a '
pastor could feel sure that every in- 1
terest committed to him would be I
carefully and punctually attended
One characteristic of his life was !
his Christian optimism. The way nev- !
er grew so dark but that he could 1
see the light, nor did tbs burdens and
obligations of his family life ever
cause him to grow morbid. He was 1
always ready to go forward with any 1
worthy undertaking, giving generous
ly of his time and money, and, as a I
result, failure was unknown to him. <
His fellow-members all loved him i
sincerely and now we are asking one
another, "What shall we do? Who
will take his place?" Alas, his place 1
cannot be filled, but if we will heed
the sermon of his life, we shall con
secrate our every power of mind and
body to carry on the work he so
faithfully carried untli death.
Few men have a happier earthly
home than Brother Nicholson; his
was truly a Christian home. As a
husband and father, he was positive,
kind, loving and trtle. It was his gen
uine pleasure to respond to every
need of his loved ones. He conducted
his family altar regularly, and only
a few Sundays ago, while visiting in
his home, he showed me the Bible he
used in family devotions. I thank God
for every moment I have spent with
this pure soul. His life has largely in
creased my faith in the possibilities
of humanity. May many of our noble
laymen in all the churches resolve to
follow him in his clean, consecrated
life and service to God and His
While our hearts have been sorely
grieved over our irreparable loss, we
are sure it is well with our sainted
Brother. "Blessed are the dead which
die in the Lord from henceforth."
Some day we will expect to see him
again and enjoy his fellowship-this
There are so many beautiful
thoughts in the old memorial hymn
that are true to Brother Nicholson's
life. I wish to quote it:
'Away from his home and the
friends of his youth
He hasted the herald of mercy and
For the law of his Lord and to seek
for the lost,
Soon, alas, was -his fall-but he
died at his post.
The stranger's eye wept that in
life's brightest bloom,
One gifted so highly could sink to
For in ardor he led in the van of
And fell like a soldier-he died at
his post. Y
We wept not himself that his war
fare was done.
The battle was fought and the vic
tory was won, '
Biit he whispered of those whom his
heart clung to most,
Tell my brethren for me that I died
at my post.
He asked not a stone to be sculptor
ed with verse, \
He asked not that fame should his
But he asked as a boon when he
gave up the ghost,
That his brethren should know that
he died at his post.
. Victorious his fall-for he rose as
he fell ,
With Jesus, his Master, in glory to
He passed o'er the stream and has
reached the bright coast,
For he fell like a martyr-he died
at his post."
A. L. Gunter.
EDGEFIELD EVIDENCE FOR j
EDGEFIELD PEOPLE. j
The Statements of Edgefield ]
Residents Are Surely More 1
Reliable Than Those of
Home testimony is real proof. ;
Public statements of Edgefield peo ,
pie carry real weight.
What a friend or neighbor says
The word of one whose home is
far away invites your doubts. '
Here's an Edgefield woman's state
And it's for Edgefield people's
.Such evidence is convincing.
/ That's the kind of proof that hacks
Doan's Kidney Pills.
Mrs. Mattie Sharp*, 4 Battle Row,
says: "About wo years ago I was
down with my :jack, so bad I often
had to crawl on my hands and knees
ivhen I had to go up stairs. Dizzy
spells bothered me too, and sometime
at night it felt as if the bed was go
ing around. I tried many remedies
without getting relief untrl I finally
heard of Doan's Kidney Pills and
used them. After I had taken four
boxes I felt that I didn't need any
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
?et Doan's Kidney Pills-the same
Mrs. Sharpe had. Foster- Milburn
Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
NOTICE-My friends and cus
tomers having wheat to grind, please
bring it in between now and March
15th, as I expect to shut down at that
time in order to put my mill in first
:lass condition for the coming wheat
S. E. MORGAN,
Edgefield, S. C.
Formerly the Walter H. Smith Mill.
The war practically
resume their building
We carry a large si
When in need of
and Builders' ??
and Plantation Suppl
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the 15th dav of October,
1918, to the 15th day ol March, 1919.
All taxes ?hall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October,
1918, and December 31st, 1918.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1918, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add
a penalty of one per cent, for Janu
ary, and if taxes are not paid on or
before February 1st, 1919, the Coun
ty Auditor will prnreed to add two
per cent, and five per cent additional,
from the 1st of March to the 15th of
March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The tax levies for the year 1918
are as follows:
For Statepurposes 8*4
For Ordinary County 7
For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Antibch 4
For Bacon School District 7%
For Blocker 2
For Blocker-Limestone 4
For Colliers 4
For Flat Rock 4
For Oak Grove 3
For Red Hill 4
For Edgefield 8
For Elmwood No. 8 2
For Elmwood No. 9 2
For Elmwood No. 30 2
For Elmwood L. C. 3
For Hibler 3
I will sell f?rtil
patronage of the
agent in this secti<
made by Coe-Moi
formulas which th
nized to be the bes
I will Eiell Acid
solicit your orders
fc Write me or se
1919 contract fer J
RGB STOCH (
stopped all building, 1
apply of building mat
., LIME, OE:
ardware of kinds. Con
OCK OF GRO
les is always complete.
For Johnston ll
For Meriwether (Gregg) 2
For Moss 3
For Ropers 2
For Shaw 4
For Sweetwater 4
For Trenton 8 V%
For Wards 2
For Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
For Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
For Johnston R. R. 3
All the male citizens between the
FOR BLACK, WHITE, TAN, DARK
THC r.r.DAlLEY CORPORATION
izers for 1919 seaso
farmers of Edgefiel
3n for "Quality Brar
timer Company of
ey place upon the m
it, having been f?stei
Phosphate and Nitr
for these also.
e me in person bef<
mt now people can
erial of all kinds. ;
ie in to see us.
Come in to ?ee us.
tges of 21 years and 60 years, except ,
hose exempt by law, are liable to a.
>oll tax of One Dollar each. A expi
ation tax of 50 cents each is to te
)aid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all mal?
dtizens between the ages of. 18 an?
55 years must pay $2.00 commuta
rion tax. No communtation is includ
ed in the property tax. So ask for
.oad tax receipt when you desire t?
Day road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
: BROWN OR OXBLOOD SHOES?.
n and solicit the
d county- I am
ids" of fertilizers
Larket are recog
i for many years.
'ate of Soda and
ore making your