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Tribute to Mrs. Robert
(Read by a member of the
man's Mission Society at their 1
ing on Friday afternoon at the
This morning as I sat at the b
fast table, I was thinking of the
happy home where children had
ed and the grand-children had j
ered and where there were al
enough loved ones and frienc
make good che?r, and now the h
is desolate and that, by the los
just one who dwelt therein,
thought came very forcibly to
mind, that the death of one pe
changes the whole world. The mc
thought of it, the more I believe
was true. Each one, whether grea
mediocre or small is such a par
some life or some interest that t
loss creates a decided differenc
what is and what may be.
For many years, as far back as
memory runs, the face and figur?
Mrs. Mims has been very familia:
me. I have faint recollections of
in my earliest childhood as she wc
pass our home on her way to Sun
School and to minister to the i
and suffering and carry them c
fort and solace. In the old chu
which stood in this same spot, I
member how she sat at the organ
those days when it was not such
easy natter to get an organist e1
for one of the old fashioned k
?nd especially such a faithful <
who nejver missed in rain or sunsh
or for what most people would hi
considered a genuine reason. At 1
revival meetings, I remember t
away back when I was seven ye;
old, when Dr. Luther Gwaltney v
conducting a revival servico and h
inspiring the singing was with 1
playing of the old organ and h
my own heart was thrilled as I det<
mined that I too, though so sm
would be a Christian. Later, wher
was ten years old and very ill wi
pneumonia, near death, they said,
remember how the presence of tl
sympathetic comforter charmed a:
cheered me. Somehow she had a ma
netism for me which I still recs
very vividly, and now it is all a mei
ory, her life and labors and associ
.tions of the past, but this memory
the connecting link between 01
. present and our reunion hereafter,
is what makes our associations ete
Through Sunday School, churc
prayer meeting and special meeting
?through more than forty years si
.made the music for the church se
vices from the time of the little ol
tumble organ till the great pipe oi
gan was finished and the Centennii
of the Edgefield Association was ce
ebrated. It was not many years ag
since her eyesight so failed that sh
could not read the notes, and if it ha
not been for hearing the music, sh
could have played on and on thoug
blind, so familiar was she with ever
metre and all that suited it. She irr
provised her own voluntaries and th
memory of these sweet harmonie
will go with me down the years
Every time another comrade alon,
the journey of life takes abode in th
netter land, we become more rem
iniscent, and more ready too, for tn
change ourselves, as more and mor
faces beckon us onward and upward
Shewas born in 1836 not far fron
the Pleasant Lane community wher<
she was reared and where her homi
was a centre of refinement and chee:
for all the people in that section
Rose Cottage is known by many wh(
have read the stories of the past anc
I have never passed there, the hous<
-Still standing today, without thinking
of the family who once lived there
of what I know of Dr. and Mrs. Johr
Lake and of his grandson, John Lake
.who labors in China today.
The golden anniversary of her mai
Tiage to Mr. Robert H. Mims was cel
ebrated in 1905, seven years before
"his death and her death came seven
years later. In the home in which
they both died, these two lived to
gether for fifty-seven years and were
always known for their devotion and
congeniality of disposition. Mrs.
Mims never lost interest in the affairs
of life. She was of unusual intelli
gence and culture and every detail of
public interest was a new centre of
thought for her. She was one of the
most interesting and accurate con
versationalists I have ever heard"and
had magnetism which never lost its
freshness even in her declining years.
She .also had a keen sense of humor
?and was full of enthusiasm in what
tever she undertook.
Her tired body was released from
its bondage near midnight just be
fore Christmas after several days
of little communication with those
.around her but doubtless in sweet
comradeship with the brighter sphere
?which God in His mercy has be
queathed to us and where He was pre
paring that mansion for her not made
with hands. She was a faithful mem
. Jber of the Mission Society ever since
it was organized, always lending her
co-operation and sympathy in every
thing which was undertaken.
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Edgefield, S. C., R. F. D. 2
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Opposite Cantelou's Stables
With no competition I paid for Lime $2.50 per
barrel. Now you can get lime from the same party,
with competion, at $2.10 per barrel. With lime
costing by the car $2.10 per barrel, with advance in
price by the car from 20 to 30 cents more than last
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j_E. S. JOHNSON_J
Arguments We Rest Om* Case
YOU, the buyers, are the real builders of wagons. You put
the final Okay upon the use of certain materials and con
struction when you buy a wa^on containing them-und
refuse to buy a wagon that does not. Wc want to show you how
the Thornhill Wagon is built Upon a plaia statement cf facts
we are willing to rest our case. We believe thc Thornhill way
would ht your way if you should build a wagon.
For spo!:cs and axles tough cecond prowth highland hickory it
used For hubs and feliocs the sturdy whi:e oak is preferred.
This wood grow" upon the mountain side. The ground is hard
the climate severe. It has to ii?;h: i!or life. It has nearlytwice
the strength of oak ar.d hickory that grows under softer conditions.
Outdoors under shelter it remains for three to five years. Th?
sap dries ir. it, giving it a strength that's kin to steel
Full Circle Iron
Malleable Front Houri Plata
Trussed Bolsters and. Long Wear Beds
^ang in Turning
In turning and backing up, with the ordi
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Dlsters run off the end of the track and
iiang. It is difficult to make short turns and
back up. The Thornhill full circle iron
gives a continuous track on which the bol
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The gears of Thornhill wagons stay in line for
life. Instead of the usual front hound plate,
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Solid trust bars extend the full length of thc
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If you examine the beds of Thornhill
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superiority cf the construction. The
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Come in and examine this wagon for
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Trenton, S. C.
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J. R. Blake. Gen. Agent, Secty. and
Treas., Ureenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
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R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
J. Fraser Lyon, Columbia, S. C.
W. C. Bates, Batesburg, S .C. N
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
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Greenwood, S. C.
January 1, 1920.
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