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HON. B. E. NICHOLSON
HIGH* Y PRAI
There was a note of sinceri
the memorial exercises in hoi
. the late Senator B. E. Nichols
Edgefield which was impressivi
was a tribute to the high este
which he was held and thc gre;
spect with which he was reg?
Running through the speeches i
was a feeling of personal ai?t
which told the hearers that not
had a valuable public servant
but that the speakers had lo
friend on whom they cou id de
Speeches were made by Se
Walker of Georgetown, Se;
Black of Bamberg, Senator Pa
of Colleton, Senator Laney of <
terfield, Senator Banks of
Matthews, Senator Shel or of
nee, Senator Ridgell of Lexin;
Senator Christenson of Beaufort
Senator Johnstone of Newberry
Senator John C. Sheppard, the
cessor of Senator Nicholson on
half of the people of Edgefield c
ty and of the family of Ser
Nicholson, the high tributes pai
the memory of the deceased sen?
Only two of the speeches have 1
committed to writing, those of S
tor Walker of Georgetown and S
tor Black of Bamberg.
Senator Walker said:
Mr. President and Gentlemen of
"I cannot hope to add to, bi
would like to enlarge upon, the
bute of respect and praise which
have paid to the memory of our
ceased brother, the late senator f
"My acquaintance with him c
menced when he entered servie*
this body. It quickly ripeneu into <
fidence in the man and great resi
for the sterling qualities of his n
hood, and, as the years of our a
ciation multiplied, it found deligh
justification in the rich fruits of
intellectual and legislative activit
which, in common with his ot
senatorial brethren and the public
large, I have had the pleasure and
vantage of enjoying.
'"I am going to be able to say t
I won his friendship and confide
and never lost them. Their possess
. was an honor, prized then, dou
prized, now that death has put its
revocable seal on it all.
"I was not privileged to be pres
at his death bed; to witness the bri
ing of his mortal fetters; to see
flight of a noble, manly soul into i
""great beyond." But I hesitate not
lay down, as an assurance, that
faced the "Grim Reaper" as he lo\
to face the world and his fellow-mi
??j--.With..supreme, confidence; mode
fearless, aye all unafraid.
"He prized honor "above rubies
his word was his bond, inviolate; t
irreproachableness of his* charact
was the dearest the most cherished
his possessions, outside of the ble!
ings of home and family; and, whi
ever else he left to wife and ciiildr
.and kindred, these, I may safely wa
rant, he was proudest to leave to 1
loved ones, and these, I know, thi
will prize the most of all.
"I am told that he was a lawyer <
fine abliity. I believe it. Thai he w?
a legislator of the best type, well i
formed, industrious courteous, atte
tive to duty, alert, well equipped, a
solutely conscientious and fearless i
the discharge of his legislative ob]
g?tions and functions, his ser.atori;
brethren know and can testify.
"He believed in the doctrine c
civic righteousness and practice
what he believed.
"His home was his earthly heave
" and he did his part in making an
keeping it so.
"He was a pure bred, unadultei
-rited Southern democrat.
"He was a typical, 100 per ctr
"He was a gentleman, in all the c>
quisite refinements of that word.
'And the climax: he faithfull
practiced the religion that he prc
"But we have lost him; his count
and State have lost him; his wife an
family have lost him; and his loss i
a blow which staggers, and hurts an
"Only the other day he came t
this session of the senate, a youni
man, in the prime of life, full of am
bitions to accomplish helpful and pro
gressive things for his State and hi
people; apparently vigorous in healtl
and full of vitality; gladly lookinj
back upon a legislative career o:
prominence and usefulness; proud o:
the deathless name and fame of hi:
country's splendid accomplishment:
in a cruel world war won and ended
visioning great things for the Statj
and country in the years to come; re
dedicating himself and all of hi!
powers to the great task of the re
adjustments of peace.
"Only the other day he was a mor
? tal, here, in this chamber, mingling
and working with us, his fellow mor
tals, for a common end; looking for
ward to a long, earthly life of useful
ness and happiness.
"To-day, on the "further shore,':
in the wondrous company of immor
tais, he looks down upon us. his one
time fellow mortals gathered here,
and we can well believe that his de
voted spirit would, if it might, send
to each of us a message of inspira
"Mortals; immortals; immortality. !
What a vision, these words, this sol- ?
c)"'i occasion, the death of our friend I
. brother, opens up to spiritual
gaze! What does it all mean? we ask.
The answer, we know or ought to
know; but we seldom stop to formu
late it. One of America's greatest or
ators has done this for us and has
given it to us dressed, in exquisite
poetic garb. Months ago, in this
chamber, on a similar cccasion, I
quoted his beautiful words. 3Iethinks
they will hear repetition now.
" 'If the Father deigns to touch
with divine power the cold and pulse
less heart of the buried acorn and
make it to burst-forth from its pris
on walls, wi1 Ie leave neglected the
rou! cf man. who was made in the
imaee of his Creator? If He stoops
to give the rose bush, whose withered
blossoms float upon the autumn
breezes, the sweet assurance of an
other springtime, will He withhold
?the words of hope from the souls of
men when the frosts of winter come?
if matter, mute and inanimate,
though changed by thc force of na
ture, into a multitude of forms, can
never die, will the spirit of man suf- j
fer annihilation, after it has paid a j
?brief visit like a royal guest, tc this
tenement of clay?'
'"Rather let us b ve that He
who, in His appareil prodigality
wastes not the raindrop, the blade of
grass, or the evening's sighing
zephyr, but makes them all to carry
out His eternal plans, has given im
mortality to the mortal and gathered
to Himself the generous spirit of our
Senator-Black said :
*;I would be untrue to myself and
?untrue to my own feelh TS. if l did
not say something cn this sad occa
sion. For it was my good fortune,
?yes, my great pleasure, to know Sen
ator Nicholson for a good long time.
I knew him in his homo town where
he wa? loved by all the people, but I
knew him more intimately in the sen
ate. I have served with him in com
mittees and in this chamber and tes
tify to his faithfulness and sincerity
jon all occasions.
j "In the death of Senator Nichol
son, Edgefield County has lost one of
,her most beloved sons, the senate one
?of her ablest members, and the State
j of South Carolina one of her best cit
J "As we stand here to-day with sad
hearts and bowed heads, we miss him,
we miss him now, and we will miss
him for many days to come. We miss
his strong argument in debate. We
?miss his genial smile as he met his
brother senators. We miss his merry
laugh as he went in and out among
j the members of this body.
"Dur...g the first week of this ses
sion he was in his seat, but soon he
was subject to sickness and went to
his home in Edgefield, there to re
main only a short time before he
was transported to that "undiscover
ed country from whose bourne no
traveler ever returns." He was called
early in life, but we can look back on
that life as being well spent for the
upbuildding of mankind and for the
glory of God.
"Mr President, may it be said of
us all when we are called hence as we
can truthfully say ot him to-day, the
world was made b^tt?r by his having
lived in it." .
Periodic Biliious Attacks.
Persons subject to periodic biliious
tucks will observe that their appe
? i te fails them just before an attack.
That is, they really do not crave food
but eat because it is meal time. If
they will eat only a light meal and no
meat, then take two of Chamberlain's
Tablets the attack may be avoided.
The police are constantly receiving
notices of stolen automobiles. At
lanta reports the theft of Buick
no. 432821, Ford no. 2218307, Chan
dler no. 52160, Chandler no.4G980,
Mitchell no. 82*657, Ford no. 1179224
Ford no. 000014, Buick no. 299275.
Augusta reports theft of Chandler
no. 5?(i97. Charlotte reports loss of
Chaiiners no. 100639,. Raleigh re
ports theft of Dodge no. 181380.
Some were stolen in Columbia also.
I can insure new cars against Fire,
THEFT and Lightning for $1.75 per
$100.00, One Year.
Phone No. 50.
E. J. Norris,
Edgefield, S. C.
Feb. 12. 2-t.
Senator Smith has sent me a sup
ply of garden seed for distribution,
bean, beet, lettuce, muskmelon, on
ion. Call at my office on Mondays or
Saturdays, as long as they last.
W. W. Fuller,
Co. Supt. Education.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank the friends and
p;ood people of our community for
.heir kindness to us during the illness
of our family and death of our dar
line; little Matthew. Although there
was a great deal of sickness around,
we had every attention needed.
And, too. we wish to thank the
physicians who attended our dear Ut
ile boy. We believe they did every
thing that could be done here for
him, but the Great Physician saw fit
to take him home.
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Smith.
FOR SALE-Rhode Island Red Eggs
for setting. SI.25 per 15. Three pens
to select from, 1 Rose Comb and 2
J. D. Kemp,
Edgefield, S. C.
White Leghorn Eggs for sale at
$1.00 for setting of fifteen.
L. C. Parker & Co.
State of South Carolina,
County of* Edgefield.
All persons indebted to the Es
tate of Mrs. Eleanor S. Ivey-late
of said county and state-are hereby
requested to make payment of the
same to Messrs." Sheppard Bros., at
Edgefield, C. H., S. C.; and all per
sons who hold claims against the said
estate are requested to present the
same duly attested to my said at
Mrs. Eleanor L Schnell,
tual Insurance Asso
Property Insured $4,268,300.
WRITE OR CALL on the under
signed for any information you maj
desire about our plan of insurance
We insure your property again*',
FIRE, WINDSTORM or LIGHT
and do so cheaper than any Com
pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared U
prove to you that ours is the safes!
and cheapest plan of insurance
Our Association is now licensed
to write Insurance in the countie?
of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
mick, Edgefield, Laurens, Saluda,
Richland, Lexington, Calhoun and
The officers are: Gen. J. Frasei
Lyon, President, Columbia S. C.,
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agent, Secty. and
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt.- Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
J. Fraser Lyon, Columbia, S. C.
W. C. Bates, Batesburg, S .C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE,
Greenwood, S. C.
February 1st, 1919.
Have arrived the
that you have been looking
for. Write us or come to
Greenwood and see what they
will do. Will give you any
demonstration you want to
see. They will pull anyplace
a mule will.
JOHN I. CHIPLEY,
Notice to Creditors.
All persons indebted to the estate
of the late W. H. Crim will maka pay
ment at once to the undersigned and
all persons holding claims against' the
said estate will present them proper
y attested for payment to the under
Mrs. L, J. Crim,
The Best Hot Weather Tonic
GROVE'S1 TASTE!.ESSchill TONIC enriches tht
blood, builds up thc whole system and will won
derfully strengthen and fortify you to withstand
the depressing effect of the hot summer. 50c.
While the county is well supplied with home-grown corn is a
good time to inetall a grist mill. Besides the convenience of
grinding }rour own corn, it will pay a large dividend on the
investment. Furthermore, you can use the gasoline engine to
operate a wood saw and other machinery. We herewith give,
the prices of mills and engines.
WILLIAMS GRIST MILLS.
16-inch @_ 130.00
20-inch @ _"_ 145.00
24-inch @_ 180.00
FAIRBANKS OIL ENGINES.
iy2 H. P. @_ $ 75.00
3 H. P. @_1_ 120.00
6 H. P. @_ 200.00
10 H. P. @_ 525.00
I. H. C. MOGUL OIL ENGINES
8 H. P. @_$500.00
10 H. P. @_ 600.00
12 H. P. @_ 700.00
Stewart & Kernaghan
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 of March, 1919.
All taxes shall 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 proceed 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 Antioch 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
For Johnston ll
For Meriwether (Gregg) 2
For Moss 3
FOr Ropers 2
For Shaw 4
For Sweetwater 4
For Trenton 8 Vi
For Wards 2
For Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
For Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
For Johnston E. R. 3
For Pickens R. R. 3
For Wise R. R. 1 %
For Corporation ll
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and 60 years, except
those exempt by law, are liable to a
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capi
tation tax of 50 cents each is to be
paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male
citizens between the ages of 18 and
55 years must pay $2.00 commuta
tion tax. No communtation is includ
ed in the property tax. So ask for
road tax receipt when you desire to
pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
flow To '"'ve Quinine To Children;
FEBRILIN' trnde-msirk name giver to an
improved Qi It is a Tasteless Syrup, pleas
ant to take' i. does not disturb the stomach.
Children take it and never know it is Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
take ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nor ringing in the head. Try
it the jext time you need Quinine for any pur
pose. Ask for 2-ounce original package. The
uame FEBRILIXE is blown ii bettie. 25 cents*
Haul Fertilizers While You
Can Get Them
The Edgefield Mercantile Company
announces that it has on hand a
large stock of the BEST BRANDS
of MIXED FERTILIZERS-16 Per
Cent Acid Phosphate, Cotton Seed
Meal, Nitrate of Soda for Grain.
MS. R. C. PADGETT or MR. A. E. PADGETT
Augusta Packing Co.
On New Savannah Road, on Belt Line
Phone 518-P. O. Box 818
We buy Cattle, Hogs, Sheep, Calves. In the
market at all seasons of the year.
Car load lots or less. We charge no commission
SHIP US YOUR CALVES
Large Stock of
Jewelry to Select From
We invite our Edgefield friends to visit our store
when in Augusta. We have .the largest stock of
of all kinds that we have ever shown. It will be a pleasure to show
you through our stock. Every department is constantly replenished
wit* the newest designs.
We call especial attention to our repairing department, which has
every improvement. Your watch or clock mado as good as new.
Work iead> for delivery in a short time.
A. J. Renkl
980 Broad St Augusta, Ga.