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'VOL. 75. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25,1911 NO. 89
Lee's Birthday is Fittingly Ob
served in Edgefield. Ad
dress by Gen. Brooks
The Edgefield Chapter Daught
ers of the Confederacy are always
ready for the occasion, when a hero
of the Confederate service is to be
honored, and his deeds of the past
brought back to memory. Such an
occasion was the celebration of Robt
-E. Lee's birthday on Thursday last.
The day was fair, and pleasant,
which is always a good back-ground
for such times as this-a large crowd
assembled at 3 o'clock, in fact the
Court House was full, and the exer
cises were instructive and very
, pleasing. *
The music was inspiring, and all
the people engaged in singing the
old familiar hymns, "How Firm a
Foundation' ' and the "Sweet Bye
Miss A Iber tie Lucas, of Aiken,
recited beautifully a very appropri
The Daughters of the Confedera
cy met at the residence of Mrs. A.
t. E. Padgett, and from there marched
to the Court House, wearing the
beautiful, hand-painted badges,
which were so appropriately hand
painted by Miss Eliza Mims. Mrs.
Julian D. Holstein, the president of
the Edgefield chapter, is due much
praise for her enterprising devotion
to this cause.
Col. TJ. R. Brooks.
Col. Brooks was introduced to
the audience by Hon. J. C. Shep
. ' pard in-his usual courtly and gra
cious manner, who also acted
throughout as master of ceremo
nies. " y ?
The following extracts from Col.
Brooks's address are so interesting
to the people of Edgefield and con
. tains so much of unwritten history
that we publish them.
Edgefeld'?? Pronineat Men.
Owing to the limitefei^|that!thave,
I shall not go back :!urjfib^r jthan sev
enty-five years of ?E'lgef?eld history...
VougWwth.n5 Americans, under
an Edgefield man. Col. Wm. B.
Travis. Just prior to this, massa
crej James Bonham, another. Edge
5eld man, was . sent, out from the
fort for reinforcements; There were
none to be had. Her was told that
if he returned to the Alamo he
. would be. murdered, together, with
' its garrison, by 4,000 Mexicans, un
r der Gen. Santa Anna. His reply
. was, "I will return and, if: necessa
ry, die with my comrades." The
? garrison killed 521 Mexicans, about
I three times their number.
Travis* and Bonham were mas
sacred with the garrison. At that
time an Edgefield ms.n was Gover
nor, George McDuffief and was suc
ceeded by Pierce Mason Butler.
The nest Governor from Edgefield
, was J. H. Hammond; and then
came F. W. Pickens, M. L. Bon
hara, John C. Sheppard, and B. K.
Tillman. Lieutenant Governors far
niiihed by Edgefield were John C.
Sheppard, and J. H. Tillman.
United States Senators: Geo. Mc
Drxffie, was United States Senator
from 1842 to 1846; A. P. Butler,
from 1846 to 1857, J. H. Ham
mond, from 1857 to 1861; M. C.
Butler, 1877 to 1895; B. R. Till
man, from . T895 to the present
Edgefield Congressmen: F. W.
Pickens, from 1835 to 1843; Pres
ton S. Brooks, from 1853 to 1857;
M. L. Bonham, from 1857 to 1861;
Geo. D. Tillman, from 1877 to
18.93; W. J. Talbert, from 1893 to
Ministers plenipotentiary from
Edgefield: F. W. Pickens was Uni
ted States minister to Russia, from
1856 to 1860.
Edgefield Judges: A. P. Butler,
J. P. Carroll, F. M. Wardlaw, Er
nest Gary, and J. W. DeVore. So
licitors: M. JJ. Bonhara, John R.
Abney, R. G. Bonham, and J. W.
Edgefield Bar: Louis T. Wigfall
was a brilliant lawyer, statesman
and soldier was United States Sena
tor when Texas seceded ; was com
missioned a brigadier general in the
C.S. A., and also elected to the
Confederate States Senate. A few
. other brilliant lawyers in ante bel
gium days were: Carroll Wardlaw,
Griffin, Bacon, Moraigne, Butler,
.jGary and James A. Dozier. One
of the brainiest lawyers in the Uni
ted States is B. L. Abney, an Edge
Adjntant and Inspector Generals
from Edgefield: Gen. James Jones
and Gen. R. G. M- Dunovant. First
State House commissioner, James
The Mexican war, Col. P. M.
Butler commanded the Palmetto
regimenfcPreston S. Brooks was
captain ot the 96 boys; and Col. M.
I*. Bonham was in command of the
Men of the ?60's. "
In the secession war 3,000 Edge
field men volunteered, among whom
were four generals: M. L. Bonham,
M. C. Butler, /Abner Perrin, and
M. W. Gary. Among the colonels
were: A. ??. Butle?, Elbert Bland,
Twiggs, W. G. Burt, Goggans, Col.
James Jones, Col. R. B. Hughes,
Col. Shaw, and Henry Addison.
One of the bravest men in the A. N.
V. was Col. Elbert Bland, who was
killed the 20th of September, 1863,
on the bloody field of Chicka
mau ga. ,
To the Spanish-American war,
1398* Edgefield furnished a major
general, M. C. Butler, and Col.
James H. Tillman.
We ali like to look at a comely
face; it is our spontaneous tribute
to-the fairest thing God ever made,
a lovely woman. The Edgefield
Soldiers' Relief Association during
the War for Southern Independence
was composed of such women, who
were: Mrs. M. L. Bonham, presi
dent; Mrs. J. A. Bland, vice pr?si
dent: Mrs. R. H. Mims, secretajry;
Mrs. Joseph Abney, treasurer. Di
rectors: Mrs. N. "X. Griffin, Mrs.
Wm. P. Butler, Mrs. H. R. Spann,
Mrs. E. B'ind, Mrs. Mary Miles,
Mrs. John Maloy, Mrs. John Huiet,
Mrs. Henry T. Wright, Mrs. Ley is
J ones, Mrs. A. C. Teague, and Miss
One day, in 1866, Gen. Lee was
riding old Traveller, his celebrated
war horse, along the road alone.
At a sudden turn in the road, he
met one of his soldiers coming
from mill on hors2back who, on
meeting the general, raised his hat
in salutation, and then, after pass
ing on a few yards, stopped and
said: "Hold on, General; won't you,
please, let me holler for you?"
Then he began with the Rebel yell';
and, about the third or fourth
whoop, the tears were trickling
down the cheeks of the great gener
al as well as. those of the Veteran
private, who had fcF A Gen. Lee
over all the bloody~batiIefields, from
Richmond to /Gettysburg, and from
Gettysburg back to Richmond, to
Petersburg, and to Appomattox.
Thus it happened that the old time
yells, which stirred Southern hearts
to valor and alarmed Yankee ones,
passed into sobs. Brother Vete
rans, you understand how Gen. Lee
and that old soldier felt better than
I can explain.
Old Edgefield sent to the war
over 3,000, just such men as was
this gallant private who cheered
Gen. Lee in the road. She also gave
ito the canse two war Governors and
The greatest military genius that
this State ever produced was Gen.
M.C.Butler. His cavalry was eas
Gave Sebel Yell.
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i?y distinguishe? from other com
mands. Thej' rode with military
primness, and were, mounted on
steeds of delicately shaped limbs,
with glistening eyes and full of fire.
At their head rode M. C. Butler,
then in the full bloom of manhood,
and looking every inch the soldier
that he was by nature. His men
loved him, because they saw in him
a good eye and kind countenance,
the index of his benevolent heart
"And they rode forth so glorious in
So mannerly and full of grace.
That every tongue would be com
pelled to say
They were the noblest of a noble
Gen. M. C. Butler.
When M. C. Butler was born into
this world, he was born a soldier.
This great cavalry leader had a way
of.winning battles that was terrible
for the Yankees to behold. Gen.
Lee consulted with him like he would
Longstreet, Hampton and Stuart.
On the 30th of May, 1864. Gen.
Lee issued an order to Butler to
find out all he could about Grant's
army; and, after being posted by
Butler, he set the trap into which
Grant was led by the gallant Caro
lian. 13,000 Yankees were shot
down in half an hour, while Lee lost
only 300. This was the battle of
second Cold Harbor, which was
fought on 3rd of Jine, 1964. Al
though both Hampton and Fitz
Lee were present, Gen. Lee issued
the order to Gen. Butler instead of
to either of them. I have in my
possession the original oiler.
One of the most dashing officers
and original men in the Army of
Northern "Virginia was Gen. M. W.
Gary. He inspired his men to
fight, and was beloved by the peo
ple on the Chickahominy as was
Marion on the Santee during the
Revolution. Gen. Gary met a Yan
kee general under a flag 'of truce on
the Chiokahominy, and, when their
business was finished, Gen. Gary
saluted the Yankees, to whom, af
ter they had gone about a hundred
yards, he called and said: "Hold up
there. I am coming over to-mor
row and give you fellows hell."
And sure enough he did. He was
always striking and harrassing the
Yankees when they least expected
him. On the Otlf of April, I860, at
Appomattox, Gen. Gary refused to
surrender, and cut his way out. He
never surrendered, and never got a
wound during the war. He was a
great criminal lawyer. In 1876
when our State lay prostrate in
ashes and woe, he did for her his
Gen. Abner Perrin, like Butler
and Gary, rose from captain to gen
eral. He was killed May 12, 1864,
at Spotsylvania Com t House, while
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leading his gallant " men on to vic
, The Hon, F. W. Pickens was the
first war Governor of the State. A
short while before thT war began,
he was appointed minister to Rus
sia, and just before leaving for his
distant post he married the beauti
ful Lucy Holcombe, the belle of the
Gen. Bonham commanded the
first South Carolina brigade that
went to Virginia, Kershaw's old
brigade. While in the field he was
elected Governor of the grand old
Commonwealth. After his term of
office as Governor expired, he was
again commissioned a brigadier gen
eral by President Davis. He was
our second war Governer.
The war over, we had recon
struction, which was in the strictest
sense of the word the ' abomination
When that wizard of the saddle,
Gen. Forrest, organized the Ku
Klux Klan, Gen. Gary commanded
the Order in this State. It was this
very Order that made lt possible for
Hampton, Butler and Gary to lead
the people to victory in 1876. This
generation will never understand
the great work that this trio accom
plished in ridding the State of scal
awags and carpet-baggers. Hamp
ton's suavity and judgment, But
ler's boldness and magnetism, and
Gary's dash and quick parts, made
it possible to unite the white people
and run the carpet-baggere away,
and place the grand old Common
wealth again in the, hands of her
own people, those to the manner
born, who will die before they
will ever again permit her to be
surrendered into the hands of
It was due to the persistent work
of Gen. Butler that the Jetties were
built in Charleston harbor. With
the exception of Senator Hale, of
New Hampshire, Gen. Butler did
more thau any one else to establish
the United States navy" on/ its pres
ent footing. His greatest ' effort in
the Senate was when he killed the
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"Force Bill.", Gen. Hampton'spdke
and Gen. Butler worked against the
iniquitous measure The force bill
meant that the South must surren
der her civilization or. fight another1
war without an Appomattox. While
serving in Cuba on the peace com
mission, Gen". Butler/ was told by
j President McKinley not to resign
as major general in the United
States army, because he wanted him
to retire on half pay| $3,500 a year.
Butler declined, saying that he vol
unteered to fight for his country,
and not for a pension.
Burbank's New Strawberry.
Luther Burbank has turned his
attention from making edible cock
lebur and throwing a perfume over
the hollyhock. He has devoloped a
new type of strawberry, which, it is
modestly announced, "will make
the strawberry growers rejoice." It
is to ripen earlier and continue long
er than any strawberry known to
the litographed catalogues which
gladden the spring. The seeds are
imperceptible granules and the
boasted berries are uniformly large,
"single berries sometimes weighing
an ounce. " Samples have been sent
to the fruit sharps of the world
as far away as South Africa,
and they pronounce them great.
There are people who would not
steal a pin, would not hurt a horse
fly, would not take a spoonful of
intoxicating liquor for a beverage,
but who thinks nothing of robbing
a man of his good name, sticking
the knife of scandal into a neigh
bor's neck, and passing around a
bottle of libelous drink about an ab
sent human brother. Here is a vice
to which good people are addicted
"Thou shalt not bear false witness
against thy neigbor," deserves a
place among the mottoes that hang
on walls of societies, at street cor
ners, and in homes and hearts.-Ex.
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indidate in your contest
incition and does not obligate me in
Four Hundred Dollar Cote
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Other Prizes Will <
Save the Coupon, Enter the
able Prize. Re?d t
The Advertiser begins : a- '. contest
which promises to b? one of the
most exciting races, ever entered in
to by the young people of Edgefield
county. A beautiful $400.00 Cote
piano will be given to the young
lady who receives the largest; num;
ber of votes during the life' of the
conte?t, votes to be awarded on
each subscription "and the winners
will be decided by a .committee of
chosen judges. Other prizes of val
ue will be announced later. This
contest has been entered into in or
der to extend the circulation and
popularity of The Advertiser, ancr
in order to conduct this contest ?n
the very best business plans, The
Advertiser has entered into a con
tract with The American Music Cor,
of Jacksonville, Fiar, who are con
ducting so many / successful contests
throughout the south. This com
pany ia noted for its fairness in all
contests and will have the hearty
cooperation of The Advertiser in
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Co. has sent one of their1, competent
managers. Mr. Royal V. Bidez,who
will take charge of the contest and
man age i t to the close.
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that you may get an, early start in
the race. If yon will not enter the
race, fill out the coupon nominating
some friend. , It costs -you nothing.
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Ct?>.p?f ' he nour ^<^^rjp??^
ana ?lf'it out for^ou'n^
The nomination will entitle you or
them to 1000 free votes. Subscrip
tion blanks will be supplied yon on
application to the contest manager.
Save the free voting coupons, which
entitle you to 25 votes each if sent
in within'lO days of date on coupon.
The piano, First Grand Prize, is
a handsome Cote $400.00 piano and
is highly recommended by leading
musicians. This piano has a ma
hogany case, double veneered with
seven and one third" octaves, the
keys being of the very best imported
ivory. The extension front with
music rack the full length width of
the piano makes it very comfortable
for the performer. The action is
of the most improved French
double repeating patterns, the
strings are made of imported Ger
man wire, panels are hand carved
and the 'fall board is of the latest
folding patterns Trimmings nickle
plated throughout. Three pedals
Help Your Friends.
Those who do not enter the race
may help their friends by getting
subscriptions and giving the votes
to their favorite. Every subscrip
tion for six months or longer will
entitle the contestant to the number
of votes indicated in scale of votes.
Votes will be given for both
old and new subscriptions. Also
for collections on past due subscrip
tions. Get your friends interested.
Enlist them in your behalf not only
with the promise of their own sub
scription, but the promise to get
others for you. All communications
in regard to the contest should be
directed to Mr. Royal V. Bidez or
Advertiser Contest Department.
Rules Governing Contest.
Rule (l) All collections made by
contestants must be turned over to
the Contest manager within one
week or votes will not be allowed.
Rule (2) Subscribers aie caution
ed to demand a receipt for all mon
ey given to contestant and tc re
turn same to contest manager to be
dated according to books, showing
date of expiration.
Rule (3) The Contest Managers
signature must be affixed to votes
Good for 25 votes in pianc
sent in within 10 days front
) Piano Will be the First
be Annouced Later
Race and Win This Talu
ne Ad. ?n Last Page
b?fore same are cf any. value in
Rule (4) Ballots cannot be bought;
Tte Contest will be ran*onVsquare
and fair basis for all. Votes can
only be obtained by securing sub;
scriptions, either prepaid or ' rev
nev/als, or by cutting the nomina
tion coupon or freei yoting blank
out of the paper. .
Rule. (5) No employee of The
Advertiser ora member of. his or
her family will be permitted'to par
ticipate either as a nominator or yo
ter in the contest.
Rule (6) Candidates will1 not be
restricted in securing subscriptions
to any territory, 1 but may seoure
them in. any place, in the United
Rule (7) 'Only one ^ nominating
coupon, entitling each contestant to
one thousand (lOOO) votes, will be
Rule (8) All votes must be in
The Advertisers office by Saturday
midnight Of each second week-from
issue or else they will not be count
ed on the minor prizes that will &a
offered-during the contest., .Votes
cast ontnWe^prizes will also coui?t
Rule (9) Votes once issued can
not be transferred to another con
Rule (io) Contestants in content
must agree to" accept all rules . and.
conditions in the contest.
TO reject the name ot*, any^?ki??^.
tant for cause, also to alter these
rules should the occasion demand.
Rule (12) Any question that may
arise between the contestants will
be decided by the contest manager
and his decision will be final.
Rule (13) Under no condition
will the nominators name be divulg
ed. The manager will be al
ways ready to call and explain any
thing regarding the contest.
Rule (14) Contestants may hold
their votes until they wish to cast
them. Until they are cast your
standing will not be published.
Scale of Votes.
1 year 2,000 Votes.
2 " 5,000 "
3 " 8,000 u ,
4 " 11,000 "
5 " 16,000 "
Renewal and Collections.
?5.00 " '
5,500 tC '
We publish in this issue a list of
persons who have already-been
nominated. ; "'
Each one of these nam?B are :;??-'
titled to 1,000 votes.
Winona Mathis-Collier, S. C. .
Robbie Jones-Edgefield, R. ?\
Louise Lyon-Cold Spring.
Fannie Joe Strom-Plum Branch.
Maggie Reel-Trenton, R. F. D.
Lena Stevens-Edgefield, R. F.
Inez Cooper-North Augusta, R.
Eileen Ouzts-Modoc, R. F. D.
M?y Roper-Plum Branch.
Mary Emma Williums-Pleasant
Lucile Whatley-Modoc, R.
F. D. Respectfully,
American Music Co. Contest Man
By Royal V. Bidez, Resident
> contest if filled out and