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VOL. 75, ? EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29th, 1910_ N0-21- >
Letters That Snow ?he Villainy
of Sherman as Well aa
the true , Bravery- of
In order that the younger.'gener*.
tion may . form, some idea of the
troublous days of the sixties, The
Advertiser publishes two letters
that passed between Gen. Sherman
and Gen. Hampton that were pub-,
iished in ' the August? Chronicle
Sunday last. < The documents also
have a historio vaine and should he
The following correspondence be
tween General Sherman, the modern
1 Duke of Alva, and General Wade
Hampton, should be of interest to
the young- men, not only of the
Southe but of the North as well It
shows something bf the firm and
desperate determination of the Con
federate soldiers to protect the hon
or of Southern ladies even at the
risk of war to the death. '
The incident ta which allusion is
made by General Hampton in this
correspond eil ce was an outrage com
mitted st Feasterville by a lieuten
ant in Sherman's army, who waa
soon afterward shot for ?t. He kill-,
ed the father of the house and the/
outrage following, left the beauti
ful daughter a white-haired imbecile j
It is because of outrages like this
that Southern men ?ca?ot under
stand why some Normera people
greet Southern guests with the air,
Marching Through.'Georgia.9'1 They
seem to think it appropriate. They
would not if they knew the inhuman
deeds it recalls:
?? Headquarters in the Field, Feb.
Lieutenant General Wade Hamp*
ton, (^mmanding.Cavairy Forces
Confederate Sta.es Airiny.
General: It is officially reported
to me that our forajriiig parties are
murdered after capture and labeled
"Death to all f?rageri." One in
stance of a lieutenant and seven men
near Chesterville, cod another of
twenty? "near a ravine eighty rods
from tt?ham roadf!\ ?bout three J
? m^l^^ra Fe^rvUfel?S^^
in our hands to be disposed of in
like manner. I hold about 3000,
prisoners, captured in various, ways,
and can stand it as long as yon, and
would suggest that you give. notice
to the people at large that every life
taken by them simply results in the
death of one of your Confederates.
Of course, you cannot question my
right "to forage on the country." It
is a war right as bid as history. The
manner of exercising it varies with
circumstances, and if civil authori
ties will supply my requisitions I
will forbid all foraging. But I can
find no civil authorities who can re
spond to my calls for forage orpro
' visions; therefore, I must collect di
rectly of the' people. 1 have no
doubt this is the occasion of much
misbehavior on the part of our men;
but I cannot permit an enemy to
judge or pnnish with wholesale
murder. Personally, I regret the
bitter feelings, engendered by this
war, but they are to be expected,
lind simply - allege that those who
?truck the first blow and made war
inevitable, ought not in fairness to
ireproach us for natural consequen
cea. I merely assert my war right
ito forage and my resolve to protect
my foragers to the extent of life for
I am, with respect, your obedient
servant, W. T. SHERMAN,
Major General United St. tte s Army.
VTO this bombastic fulmination
General Hampton returned the fol
Headquarters in the .Field, Feb.
26th, 1865. j
Major General W. T. Sherman,
United States Army.
General: Your communication
of the 24th instant reached me to
day. In it you officially reported
that your foraging partiesjire "mur
dered after capture." You go on to
say that you have "ordered a similar
number of prisoners in our bands to
be disposed of in like manner,'1
that ?B to say you have, ordered a
number of Confederate soldiers to
he "murdered." You characterize
your order in proper terms, for the
public voice, even in your own coun
try, where it seldom dares to ex
press in vindication of truth, honor,
or justice will surely agree with you
in pronouncing you guilty of mur
der if your order is carried out. Be
fore dismissing this portion of your
letter, I beg. to assure you that for
every soldier of mine 'murdered"
by you, I shall have executed at
once, two of yours, giving in all
cases preference to any officers who
may be in my hands.
In reference to the statement you
make regarding the death of your
foragers, I have only to tay that I
S now nothing about it; that no or
ders given by me authorise the kill
in g: of prisoners after capture, anti
that I do not believe my mei killed
any of yours, except under circum
stances in which it waa . perfectly
legitimate and proper that they
should kill them. It is a part of
the system of thieves, whom you
designate as your foragers, to fire
the dwellings of those citizens
:wl>or?_ they have robbed. .To check
this inhuman system, which is just
ly execrated by every civilized na
tion, I ha|e directed my men to
shoot down any of your men caught
burning . -houses. This order sbaJL
remain in force as. long as yon dis
grace the profession of arms by al
lowing your men jto destroy private
You say that I cannot, of course
qdestion your right to forage oh the
country^ *!as it as old as history."
I do not, sir, question this right.
Bat there in a right older even than
this, and one more alienable-the
right that every man has to de
fend his home and protect those who
are dependent upsn him; and from
my heart, I wish that every old man
and boy in the country who can fire
a gun would shoot down as he would
a wild beast, the men who are deso
lating their land, burning their
homes and insulting their women.
1 ?i You. are particular in defining and
timing .your "war rights." May
J?c if you enumerate among these
the right to fire upon a defenceless
city without notice and burn that
City to the gr?und after it had been
surrendered hy the inhabitants, who
claimed, though in vain, that pro
tection is always accprded in Civil
ised waref are to, non-combatants; to
fire the dwellings Of citizens after
robbing them;- and to perpetrate
even darker crimes than these*
crimes too black to be mentioned?
Yon, have permitted, if you have
not ordered the commission of these
offences against humanity and the
pirales pt war; you fired on the city
of. Columbia without a word of
warning; after its surren.?ler by the
mayor, who demanded protection to
private property, you laid the whole
city in. ashes, leaving amidst its,
ruins thousands of old men and
helpless women and children who
are likely to perieh.Themarch can be
t^rac^d by the lurid lightK)f burning
than death; The Indian scalped
his victim regardless bf agc or sex,
bat with all his barbarity he always
respected the persons of his female
captives. . Your soldiers, more sav
age than...the Indian/ insult those
whose natural protectors are absent.
In conclusion, I have only to re
quest, that when you have one of my
men ' murdered'' or "disposed of,"
for the terms appear synonymous
with' you, you will let me hear of it,
that I may know what action to
take in the matter. In the mean
time I shall hold fifty-six cf your
men as hostages for those you have
ordered to be executed.
I am yours, etc.,
In the face of this threat of retal
iation it is safe to say that Sherman
reconsidered his ill-advised proposi
tion to "murder" his defenceless
Great Loss to State
In the recent death of Judge
Charles G. Dantzler of Orangebnrg
South Carolina sustained an ir
reparable loss. He was hot only noted
for his ability as a lawyer and
judge but for his exalted Christian
character. Last week while Judge
Aldrich was holding court in Lau
rens an hour was set apart for the
purpose of doing honor to Judge
Dantzler. Beautiful eulogies were
pronounced by the members of the
bar, one of whom, among other
things, gave utterance to the follow
And I wish to lay another tribute
to him as a Christian man. I have
it upon good authority, from a
friend or mine who lives at Edge
field, that when Judge Dantzler was
holding court in that little town, in
stead of being desirous of intruding
himself upon the public by way of
making a public address, he was a
man of such modesty that when he
was called upon to make a public
address in one of the churches of
Edgefield-a Sunday school ad
dress-the modesty of the man char
acterized him when he said, Oh, no,
he wouldn't make a Sunday school
address, but if the superintendent
would permit him, he would offer a
prayer. So Judge Dantzler, instead
of making a public declamation in
one of the churches of Edgefield,
knelt down and offered up a public
prayer. I allude to that incident to
show that Judge Dantzler was not
only a great Judge, but that he was
a pions Christian gentleman, and
that he was a modest man, and in
stead of seeking opportunity to dis
play his learning and his literary
ability, he was always willing to
play the humble role of an humble
I AUTOMOBILE RIDE.
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Children of Baptist Sunday
School Given Automobile
Ride and Picnic on Col
Following the custom of some
years'standing of providing some
form of entertainment for the chil
dren,, the superintendent, Mr. W.
B. Cogburn, assisted by the teach
ers and others, first and foremost
being Dr. Burts, arranged a very
-pleasantentertainment, for the chil
dren and young people Friday af
ternoon. Almost the entire school
assembled at the ?Baptist church at
five o'clock and were taken "around
the belt"-up Columbia street by
Mr. B. E. Nicholson'! and. around
by Mr. J. -"P. P. Roper's-in auto
mobiles. Instead of returning to the
church with their human freight,
the automobiles were unloaded at
the college, where a committee of
faithful ladies had provided an al
most unlimited quantity of re
Those to whom the schools are
greatly indebted for their automo
biles are Dr. J. 6. Tompkins,
Dr. J. S. Byrd, Prof. J. F. Entz
n: inger, the Edgefield Garage con
ducted by Messrs. Strom and Tid
well, and Mr. J. H. White, of
Johnston. These gentlemen con
I tributed the most pleasant feature
' of: the occasion and a vote of thanks
h is been unanimously extended
-them* Mr. J. H. White came all the
way from Johnston in his splendid
new touring car to take the children
out for a "joy ride." The entire
Sunday school, young and old, are
especially grateful to him.
After all had partaken freely of
cake and the delicious fi uit punch,
the little folks engaged in various
ga.mes that caused the hours to
pa-ss speedily by. As night came
ort bonfires were lighted about the
grove at such intervals as to shed
a blaze of light over the entire cam
A pleasant and amusing feature,
amusing because of ber sparkling
wit and very striking originality,
fwaathe fortune telling by Miss Ma
^ie Lake-r ^^n^vras arra^e&in
surpassing wisdom, and so great
was the crowding about the tent
an i demand's upon her talent that
some would have been let down in
from the top had it been possible.
The little folks and young people
m?u?? the most of this merry outing
and will hold the occasion and
those who made it possible in pleas
Clinton Editor Doesn't Want
A fellow up in Illinois is sending
out a circular and "samples" pro
posing to furnish "ready written
editorials" for weekly newspapers
and dailies too, we may suppose,
for so much cash per month.
The Clinton Gazette editorials,
good, bad or indifferent as they may
be, are a purely home product, con
jectured and turned out by the same
old independent pencil-pusher that
has been 'behind the gun" for near
ly twenty-two years.
We are not hankering after any
thing ready-made except it be some
thing to hide our anatomy and to
sustain and nourish the department
of the interior, and are not. over
fastidious about the quality of these
requisites, and we are inclined to
look with a measure ot pity upon
the "editor" who is not able to ex
press his own convictions, if any he
has, and wonld advise in all good
faith and tenderness some few of
the craft who lack the ability and
mother wit to express themselves to
go by freight.-Clinton Gazette.
Assessments Heavy in Other
In order for the candidates in this
county to see how lenient the coun
ty executive has been we will oc
casionally publish the assessments
of other counties. The following
are the assessments levied in New
berry county :
Hoose of representatives $10.00
County auditor 15.00
County treasurer 15.00
Probate judge 10.00
Magistrate for Nos. 1 and 8 10.00
Magistrate for No. 4 5.00
Magistrate for No. 9 5.00
All other magistrates 1.50.
A Historic Spot
Husband-Are you aware, my
dear, that on this grassy spot began
a war that lasted ten years?
Wife-Wiry, John it "was here
that you proposed to me.
Husband-Exactly. Just 10 years
Editor ofThe Advertiser Visit
ed National Soldiers' Home
at Johnson City, Ten
lt may be of interest^ some of
The Advertiser's readei^v.to know
something in detail of-the National
Soldiers' Home that'?the writer
visited while on the [recent press
trip. There are hine hofl^js through
out the country naaint?^ed by the
national government /.'tit-'the sur
vivors who f ought uttper Grant J
during the Civil war. i^he Home
which we visited is l?ejated on the
outskirts of Johnson Tenn., a |
town of about 10,000 population.
It is an ideal institution of its j
kind. Bat why should '?it" not be,
when the government has expended
about ten millions of dollars within
the past four years chipping it.
The Home is located ' near the cen
tre of a tract of 400 acres, much of j
which is laid out Ww&^b?antiful I
walks and drives. Outrin , front of |
the main buildings, w?ic?$ are very
massive and imposing; in appear
ance, is an artificial la$e\- which is
teeming with fish and Appon which
snow-white swan glided graceful1,
seemingly conscious ,of lii?ir bea
and importance. To:|?h!erear of
these buildings is th^d?er park,
where several deer and aherd of elk
can be seen.
Near this park was tlf?- dairy and
cattle barn which contened about
a hundred of the finestVJferaey cows
that we have ever seed-'i
While some of th?; national
homes have as' many -as? 2,500 and
3,000 old soldiers, thexfe are only
about 1,200 in the Mountain Branch
Home. These are composed of al
most every nationa?t;|&about 75
being negroes. The colored men
have separate sleeping: quarters and
are assigned to one;^di^pf/tbe large
dining room The writ^.asked one
of the "Blue Coats''--!&"ey are all
required to wear the Regulation
blue coats at the Home-if there
were not a great numberW/fpreignr
ers in the Northern anny -/during
the war and his reply\w? "-.Vr*J5nring
nation fought with rus. 3^>hav? seen
whole oompanies whose"-captain
had to give his, commands in
French, some in German and others
in Italian." We did not like the
use of the word "Rebellion" but
"gritted our teeth" and said noth
in g. This same old Yankee, original
ly from New York, took great
pride in being able I to say that he
was with Sherman in his march
through Georgia, volunteering the
statement that the South could have
held out.longer had it .not been for
Sherman. Had he not been an old
man the writer might have lost his
temper while talking with the old
fellow. It would not do, however,
for some of Edgefield's old '"Rebs"
to meet such a dyed-in-the-wool
south hater, either on government
property or off of it.
While strolling leisurely about
the place, we talked with several
of the inmates and our impression
is that many of them were stragglers
and bums who never saw any actual
service, and they are noty ?ot only
supported in grand style at these
Homes but receive a pension be
sides. We were informed that num
bers of the inmates of the Home
have bank accounts in Johnson
City. Think of how many old Con
federate veterans eke out a hgpd-to
mouth existence while . these Union
soldiers have ali of their wants, pro
vided for and are given several hun
dred dollars a year in cash besides.
Among the inmates of this splen
didly equipped Home are some young
men who were in the Spanish-Ameri
can war. One remarked to a member
of our party that he was simply
there to have an easy time but did
not care anything for those "d-n
To loyal Southerners, sons of
those who wore the gray, there is
something uncanny about the place,
an indescribable something in the*
atmosphere that makes them un
comfortable. The writer was charm
ed with the splendid buildings, spa
cious well kept grounds, beautiful
flowers and shrubbery but apart
from this we can not say that we
enjoyed our brief visit to the Moun
tain Branch Home.
A stranger rode up to a farm
house and said to the farmer: "I
understand you have a fine cow.
What will you take for her?" See
here," responded the farmer, "has
that cow been killed by the railroad,
or are you the assessor?"-Atchi
"The chicken stew has two prices j
in the bill of fare. How is that,
"With chicken in it, it is 30 cents;
without it 10."
Death of Mr?. J. W. Payne,
Many Visitors Come and go.
Church to be Dedicated
After a lingering: illness of nearly
7 months, Mrs. J. W. Payde died at
her home here on Thursday evening,
June 16th. While the loved ones
watched by her bedside, an angel
form softly entered and released her
gentle spirit from her tired and
wearied form. The end was calm,
they scarcely realized it, a sigh, and
all was over.
During all the months of suffer
ing, she never murmured. She
trusted her Lord and was willing
to abide His will. Her whole life
has been one of usefulness in the
Master's vineyard. Having given
her life to him, in early girlhood, it
was always her greatest pleasure to
attend the church services, and to
do some act of kindness in his name.
Memories of her recall noble self
deny i;ig usefulness in the church,
in th cown and home.
her home, her first thought
j her children, and she was ever
.?ady to make# any sacrifice for
them. The noblest thing in God's
creation is the life of a loving
Christian mother. Before her mar
riage, she was Miss Joanna Smyly,
daughter of William Scott Srnyley
and Grace Zelime Allen, of blessed
memory. She was 63 years of age,
and a few days before her death,
May 30th, was the 40th anniversary
bf her marriage.
Besides her husband, she leaves
four children, Mesdames M. T.
Turner, Oscar D. Black, Miss Zena
Payne and Mr. J. Howard Payne,
and five sisters, Mesdames Ida Ste
vens, F. A. Tompkins, F. S. Jeffer
son, J. K. Allen and J. E. Brunson.
Friday afternoon, a * large con
course of loving friends and rela
tives gathered to pay a last sad fare
well to her memory, and so many
beautiful flowers were brought by
them, that friends had to assist in
carrying them to the grave. Among
the designs being a pillow of white j
^^sofi^^^^e yom^?^^Mi? .
and white from the D. of C.,The bu
rial services were conducted by her
former pastor,Rev. W. T. Hundley,
now of Batesburg, and the tribute
he paid to her memory was a beau
tiful one. He spoke feelingly of her
as the mother in the home, and of
her life-work as a Christian.
The following acted as pall-bear
ers, Wm. Lee Coleman, S. J. Wat
son, J. D. Eidson, J. A. Lott, A.
M. Nickerson, W. M. Wright, T. 1
T. Perry and M. W. Clark.
Mrs. J. M. Wright left on Mon
day for Mullins to attend the Grant
McMillan wedding, and while there
will visit Mrs. John Owen.
Miss Maud Logue spent last week
at the home of Mr. J. W. Payne, .
and on Thursday Mr. and Mrs. J.
K. Allen were also visitors there. |
Miss Alma Woodward is visiting !
friends at Hephzibah, Ga. iN ;
The silver service to be given to ?
the most popular young lady, by 1
Prof. Zauton, the magician, was :
won by Miss Maud Nickerson. The
entertainments given by him on !
both evenings were well patronized. .
Misses Sara and Mollie Waters
gave a tea on Thursday evening in .
compliment to their visitor, Mrs. :
Mena Calhoun, of Jacksonville, :
Mrs. E. H. Becham is visiting 1
relatives in Lancaster.
Misses Addie an^L, Beatrice Ste
vens, of North August^ have been 1
visiting their sister, Mrs. Claud
Peter Coates, the negro who shot ?
and'wounded Mr. Barney Jordan
last spring, was arrested in Angus- ?
ta, last week and brought to Edge
field and placed in jail. The negro
has been in Augusta since last No
Dr. and Mrs. P. N. Keesee, Mrs.
Orlando Sheppard and Misses Josie
Mobley and Eva Hamilton and Mr.
Allen Mobley spent Sunday in Ai
Mr. Joe Cox is taking a business
course at Draughn's Business Col
The Wofford College Quartette
will give an entertainment in the
auditorium here on the evening of
On the 2nd Sunday in July, dedi
catory services will take place at the
Lutheran church. The corner stone
will be laid with appropriate cere
monies, the two former pastors,
Revs. J. D. Kinard and P. D. Ri
Mrs. W. L. Coleman gave a hand
some gold medal to the faculty of
the Greenville Female College for
the art class, in memory of her
daughter Miss Marie Coleman, who
graduated with honors from this
Mr. Oscar D. Black left on Mon
day for Louisville, Ky., for a visit
to the firm of R. M. Hughes & Co.,
for whom he travels. He will be
joined in Asheville by his brother
Mr. J. M. Black, who is also a trav
4 Miss Annie Waters, of Augusta,
I has been on a visit to her parents.
Miss Orlena Cartledge has returned
I from Camden where she has been
visiting her cousin, Mrs. Frank
Mrs. Beulah Kenny Barr, of Sa
I vannah, will arrive this week for a
I visit to relatives.
Mrs. Mary Ashley, of Fruit Hill,
was here this week on her way to
Aiken for a vTsit to the home of
Mrs. M. L. Ashley.
Mrs. Peter Epes and children will
leave at an early date for Peters
burg, Va., to visit the former's
mother, Mrs. Smith.
Stores to Close July 4th.
We, the undersigned merchants
and business men of the town of
Edgefield, agree to close our places
of business on next Monday, July
4th, it being a legal holiday, the
banks will be closed and salesday
will be postponed until Tuesday,
July 5th. May & Prescott, Dorn &
Mimas, Ramsey & Jones, J. Gold
berg & Son, Stewart & Kernaghan,
J. Rubenstein, Edgefield Mercan
tile Co., W. H. Turner, Rives
Bros, W. E. Lynch & Co,, W. W.
Adams & Co., Jones & Son, W. A.
Hart, Penn & Holstein, B. Tim
mons, T. P." Lyon & Co., H. H.
Sanders, A. A. Edmunds meat mar
ket, W. L. Dunovant, J. W. Peak,
Dunovant & Co.
Has Been Called Up Higher.
Johnston sustained an irreparable
loss in the death of Mrs. John W.
Payne, which occurred at her home
June 16th, after along, tedious ill
ness. Though she' steadily grew)
worse as the months passed, she
bore the affliction with beautiful pa
tience and Christian fortitude. While
she had passed many years of her
life in Johnston, Mrs. Payne was
born and reared, in tho Meeting
.Street community, being the eldest
child of Mr. and Mrs. William.
''^l^,.jGutyurea,v gjentley amiable,
cia! and religious .life, m Johnston
cannot be easily -filled. Unselfish
as she was, Mrs. Payne spent her
life in making others happy, espe
cially devoting her time and talent
toward making her home and its
inmates happy. Having filled her
mission on earth, God has called
her up higher.
Mrs. Payne is survived by her
husband, three daughters* Mrs. M.
T. Turner, Mrs. Oscar Black, Miss
Zena Payne and one son, Mr. J.
Mr. Clyde Burts to Wed.
Dr. atnd Mrs. C. E. Burts left I
Monday afternoon for Spartanburg |
to attend the marriage of the form
ers brother, Mr. Clyde Burts, to
Miss Mamie Norris. For several
years Mr. Burts has been principal
of the graded school at Easley and
Miss Norris, who was formerly from
Anderson, also taught in the Easley
school three years. From Spartan
burg Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Burts and
Little Charles will go to Anderson,
where Mrs. Burts will remain with
her mother during the summer. Dr
Burts will return to Edgefield the
latter part of this week, conducting]
services as usual ou Sund ay next.
He (tenderly)-And what do you
think of the engagement ring I sent J
She (delightedly)-Why, I think
it is a beauty, Jack-the very hand
somest one I ever had given me.
Squeamish Guest (as waiter |
places water before him)-"Waiter, f
are you sure this ? boiled?" <
Walter-"I am positive, sir.'*
Squeamish Guest(putting it to his
lips)-"But it seems to taste pretty
hard for distilled water."
Waiter-"That's because it's |
hard-boiled distilled water, sir."
Mr. Rich-I suppose you find!
that a baby brightens up the?
Mr. Benedict-Yes; we burn
nightly twice the gas we used to.
Barber-Haven't I shaved your)
face once before?
Patron-Yes, birt it's all healed|
She-Some day I want to show
you our family tree.
He-"looking at her admiringly)
-I should like to see it. I am sure |
it must be a peach.
S. S. CONVENTION
Baptist Sunday School Conven
tion Meets With Red
Hill Church on July
27th and 28th
The annual meeting of the Bap
tist Sunday school convention wi libe
held this year on the West-side, the
meeting last year having been held
at Trenton. The convention prom
ises to be a very profitable one. The
committee on program has selected
a number of timely topics bearing
upon Sunday school work and hare'
placed some of the ablest speak
ers in the county upon the program.
The convention has. been.set one
week later than was originally in
tended, on account of the lateness of
the crops. By the 27th and 28th
of July farmers will have practi
cally nothing to do and the candi
dates will also be abroad in the land,
which, means that the meeting will
be largely attended by persons from
far and near. The Red Hill peo
ple are also ideal hosts.
The following is the vet j JflM^jW
esting program in detail:/
10:30 a. m. Devotional exercis
es, C. E. Quarles
ll a. m. Organization
11:30 a. m. Welcome, C..
Response. J. H. Courtney
11:45 a. m. Report, Field secre
taries and verbal reports of schools
12:15 p. m. The Sunday school
the educational department of the'1
church. Dr. .C. E. Burts, Rev. J.
P. Mealing, T. G. Talbert.
1:00 p. m. Recess, one hour.
2:00 p. m. Song service
2:15 p. m. The pastor and the '
Sunday school, J. D. Hughey, Rev. :
P. B. Lanham, A. S. Tompkins
2:45 p. in- The teacher. His
Opportunity, . his responsibility, his
Helps. D. A. J. Bell, J. E. John- . 0
3:15 p. m. The Sunday school
and the Orphanage. O. Sheppard,
J. K. Allen, R. T. Strom
. 10:00 a. niv ' brg^a^e^^unu^T^'
school olasses. Rev. T, H. Garrett, -
W. ?, Lott, W.' B. Cogburn.
10:30 a. m. Value of the child.
P. H. Bussey, J. O. Atkinson, J. L.
11:00 a. m. Is there continuous
need of emphasizing temperance in
the Sunday school? J. C. Morgan,
W. D. Holland, C. E. Burts
11:30 a. m. The Sunday school
and the community. Rev. J. T.
Littlejohn, Rev. P. P. Blalock, E.
One hour recess
2:00 p.m. The Sunday school,
its world-wide conception, Prof. P.
P. Burns, Cleveland Callison, T. E.
2:30 p. m. The future men and
women. What are they to be? F.
N.E. Bailey, P. H. Bussey, JrM/<
Manly Timmons, W. D. Holland.'
Campaign in Saluda.
Saluda, June 26-The county ex
ecutive committee met here today to
assess candidates, fix the dates for
the county campaign meetings and
to transact other business. Candi
dates will be assessed as follows:.
Members of the house $7.50 each;
treasurer, $7:50; auditor $7.50;
magistrates $1.00. It was decided
to have all candidates for magistrate
go into the primary and take their
chances before the people.
Seven campaign meetings will be
held as follows: Zoar, August 9;
Oak Grove, August 12;- D. C.
Smith's, August 16; J. D. Oxner's
August 19; Will Werts', fnear Good
Hope, August 23; Ridge Spring,
August 25; Saluda, August 27.
Pledges must be filed and assess
ments paid on or before noon of
August 8.-The State
Many delicate compliments have
been paid the fair sex by men sub
tle in speech, but the following
comes straight from the heart of an
illiterate negro, who was married
in the south the other day by a
white minister. At the conclusion
of the marriage the groom asked the
price for the service.
Oh, well," answered the minister,
"you can pay me whatever you think
it is worth to you."
The negro turned and silently
looked his bride over from head to
foot; then, slowly rolling up the
white of his eyes, said:
"Lawd, sah, you has ruined me
for life; you Ijas, for sure."