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The ladies of the Episcopal church
Trill serve real strawberry ice-cream
and cake Thursday afternoon, be
ginning at four o'clock on the lawn
of Mrs. Bettis Cantelou for the
benefit of the church. Help these
ladies by giving them a liberal pat
Public School Commencement.
The annual commencement ex
ercises of the Edgefield graded
school will take place at the college
auditorium on Friday evening of
this week the 10th at 8:30 o'clock.
This promises to be one of best en
tertainments ever arranged by the
teachers of the grades, all of whom
will be represented, and the public
is invited to attend.
"The Touchstone and Loadstone
The above is the subject of the
sermon at the Methodist church
next Sunday night at 8:30. The
morning sermon will be about some
thing that everybody ought to do.
Hour ll. The mens class enrolled
six new members last Sunday morn
ing. Don't you want to be one of
six for next Sunday at 10?
J. R. Walker.
Presbyterian Service at Johnston
In the Johnston Presbyterian
church this Sunday, Rev. E. C.
Bailey will preach his sermon on
*'The Destruction of the Titanic in
its Theological Relations." Great
stress has been laid on the human
side both by pulpit and press. It
is Mr. Bailey's aim to raise and
answer the question as to whether
the Devil or God destroyed this
vessel, or was it a mere "happen
so," and to discuss design in all
Miss Fearless & Co.
The Dixie chapter U. D. C. gave
the public another successful play
on Monday evening, and the patron
age of the people on this occasion
enabled them to raise sufficient
funds to pay all debts and also lay
aside enough to purchase all the
needed iron crosses for veterans'
graves,still leaving a surplus in their
treasury. The gross receipts were
about $45.00. The young ladies
showed most palpably that mem
bers of the male persuasion could
be dispensed with on the stage at
least, the play being conducted en
tirely by the young ladies of the
chapter, and it was interesting and
Daughters of Confederacy Meet
The regular monthly, meeting of
the II. D. C. was held at the home
of Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman yester
day, Tuesday afternoon. The his
torical program was conducted by
Mrs. R. A. Marsh, and consisted c
three selections, the first read by
Mrs. Lovick Mims, another 4'The
seige of Vicksburg" by Mrs. A. A.
. Woedson, and an article from the
Confederate Veteran by Mrs. J. H.
After the program the re-union
and Memorial Day plans were dis
cussed, and all committees made re
ports. Each member, was requested
to bring two wreaths to Mrs. J. D.
Holstein's residence Thursday af ter
noon. After the historical and busi
ness program, strawberry ice cream
.and cake was served.
Mission Study Class.
The last of the series of the mis
sion study class was held on last
evening, Tuesday, at the home of
Mrs. A. E. Padgett Japan and Ar
gentina being discussed. The rain
was pouring at the appointed hour
.but a very representative number of
the class ventured ont in spite of it
and were fully repaid for their
effort. As it was the last meeting,
and the class felt greatly indebted
to Dr. Jeffries for his leadership,
Mr. A. -S. Tompkins expressed to
him the gratitude of the members
for his valuable assistance. Thanks
are also due Mrs. Tillman for her
efforts in organizing and encourag
ing the class. At the close of the
study hour, as a climax to all pre
vious occasions. Mrs. Padgett served
most delightful and elaborate re
freshments, and all who were fortu
nate enough to attend have made
very hearty expression of their pleas
Death of Mr. D. D. Brimson.
On Thursday last Mr. D. D.
Brunson passed away after a linger
ing illness at the home of his neph
ew, Mr. D. B. Hollingsworth. Less
than a month ago, Mr. Brunson
visited Edgefield as usual, but about
a week before his death his illness
assumed an acute form, and human
hands were unable to stay the hand
of death. He had lived for many
years in his home adjacent to Mr.
Hollingsworth. He leaves six broth
ers, Capt. Joseph Brunson, of Ai
ken; Mr. John Brunson, of Parks
ville; Mr. ?. L. Brunson, of Edge
field, and Messrs. A. L., W. P., and
L. R. Brunson, of Cleora. His
funeral services were conducted by
Dr. M. D. Jeffries at the Baptist
cemetery on Friday afternoon.
Strong Appeal From President
of National Farmers' Union.
To the Officers and Members of the
The greatest assets of this coun
try are not its mighty commerce,
its wonderful acreage or its gold
mines. Supreme above all these
rise the assets of ni ai: hood and wo
manhood. And the boy and girl
of today, too often snubbed and too
seldom studied, are the men and
women of tomorrow.
I speak advisedly when I say that
never in the history of the republic
hajye opportunities been vaster or
more plentiful than they are in this
year of our Lord, 1912. I know it
ia popular to say that the "trusts"
and commercialism have stifled com
petition and muzzled opportunity.
The statement is only a half
truth. I have been from one end of
the country to the other. I have
visited every state. I have studied
conditions in practically every city
of importance. I have observed
above and below the surface in eve
ry line of trade and industry.
And, as a result, I am convinced
that the loudest cry today is for
men and women-not just men and
women, but men and women with
trained ability and charact?r. Across
the front of every vocation of mo
ment, they ought to erect in big let
ters the sign: "MEN AND WO
MEN WANTED." It would be
the absolute truth, provided the
men and women were properly
equipped to answer the advertise
Do not treat your boy or your
girl simply as a private possession,
to be worked iu the fields when you
need help, to be yanked out of
school in their most receptive years
in order that you may squeeze a
little money out of the land| Money
won in this way is the dearest
bought imaginable. Money, orad
vantage of any sort, won at the ex
panse of the men and women of to
morrow, is blood money. Not only
will the parents themselves pay for
it some day, but the penalty will
also be visited upon the republic in
a weakened citizenship, whether
of husbands or wives, fathers or
The old fool adage runs "children
should be seen and not heard." It's
a lie. They should be both seen
and heard. Seen with the eye of
loving, self-sacrificing intelligence,
heard with the ear with faculties
keen enough to catch the tramp of
posterity, as well as the patter of
today. Unless we follow this
oourse, we fail in the duties, not on
ly of parenthood, but equally of
oommon American citizenship.
Charles S. Barrett.
NOTICE TO BREEDERS.
I will stand Colonel Russell this
season at my place one mile east of
Parksville, known as W. R. Parks
Roller Mill. I have just purchased
this Jack from J. T. Cook & Co.,
Lexington Ky. Colonel is a black
jack with white points, and is 60
inches high and is a registered jack.
Terms-$12.50 to insure, money
due when fact is ascertained or
property ohanges hands. All oare
taken to prevent accidents, but I
am not responsible should any oc
cur. R. A. Prioe.
Parksville, S. C.
A NOBLE VETERAN.
Veteran of Two Wara Passes
Away at Ripe Age. "God's
Fi ger Touched Him,
And He Sleeps."
Let rae come to-day with uncov
ered head, and lay a bouquet of flow
ers on the newly made grave of my
friend and comrade, Uncle Joe Cul
breath. This is one time that I
wish I could use the pen of a ready
writer of this wonderful man. One
hour before high twelve, April 18,
1912 God's finger touched him and
Uncle Joe went from labor to re
Tried by the fires of two wars,
and never found wanting, he was
called twice to uphold the honor
and defend the flag of his country
and most nobly did he answer the
call. In 1846 when war was de
clared against Mexico, he volun
teered in Capt. J. H. Williams'
company L, of the famous Palmet
to Regiment, commanded by Col.
Pierce Butler, and was in every bat
tle in which his command was en
gaged. He was promoted from
Fourth Sergeant to First Lieuten
ant for galantry at the battle of
Vera Cruz. It was in this battle
that a piece of shell tore off a part
of the sole of his' shoe without
wounding the foot. He was dis
charged with his regiment at Mo
bile, Ala., in July, 1848. He was
awarded a froid medal containing
$52.00 worth of gold. On one side
is the Palmetto tree, the coat-of
arnis of South Carolina, with his
name and rank; on the other side is
the sail ship landing his regiment
at Vera Cruz. It is a valuable
beauty, which Uncle Joe prized
very highly. It is a letter of no
bility, which will be kept sacred by
the family, aud handed down to
their children as an heritage of
chivalry and courage.
In 1861, when the bugles again
sounded the alarm of war, Uncle
Joe again responded to that call
from his native county, Newberry,
and volunteered in the Third South
Carolina Regiment, and nobly fol
lowed his mighty chieftain from
Manas8as to Appomattox. For a
long time he was color bearer of
his regiment, and was what we call
a charmed man. He was in about
forty battles and skirmishes during
the two wars, and was neyer wound
ed. On three occasions the color
guard was all shot away, but Uncle
Joe held the (sacred emblem where,
it could flutter in the breeze. It
never left his hand nor trailed the
dust, but somehow the bullets went
around him. The Mexicans had
tried to kill him, and the Yankees
tried it for four years, but the balls
were never moulded for that.
Uncle Joe was again promoted to
First Lieutenant (I believe at The
Wilderness, may have been at Cold
Harbor). Ho was my ideal of a
soldier, always calm, ready to meet
duty and danger, and always pres
ent when the roll was called. He
had three names while in the army:
Uncle Joe, Big Joe, and Iron Sides,
because he could not be hurt with a
I have known Mr. Culbreath in
war and in peace. In war he was
as brave as Caesar, in peace as gen
tle as Ruth. Words seem too com
monplace to express an estimate of
Uncle Joe as a citizen. He was as
loyal to truth as the needle to the
pole. He was a man of strong con
victions, and these convictions were
based upon the high standard of
truth, honesty, and virtue. He had
abiding faith in Christ, and a sweet
hope. He was rich in the curren
cy of Heaven, and dying left be
hind him the sweet fragrance of a
pure Christian character. His tran
quil life was an inspiration to those
who knew him best As the gentle
stream gives verdure andjbeauty to
meadow and forest through which
it flows, so his life, unselfish, ten
der in his sympathies, and spark
ling with humor that had no sting
of malice in it, was a benediction to
all who came within its influence,
and he was always ready to throw
the mantle of charity over the faults
of others, and could say with
"Teach me to feel another's woe,
To hide the fault I see
That mercy I to others show,
That mercy show to me."
His devotion to his family was
beautiful and his love for his friends
sincere. His children bear the im
press of his character in the integ
rity of their manhood. He will be
missed in the home, and there are no
words to tell it. A chair is vacant
that can never be filled. Uncle Joe
played long at the game of life, but
he played fair. He could say with
Paul: "I am now ready to be offer
ed, and the time of my departure is
'at hand. I have fought agcod fight
I have finished my course, I have
kept the faith." He met his Pilot
face to face at the crossing, and
finished his course with joy, and his
body sleeps at Bethlehem Cemete
ry, beneath the cedar and the pine,
and all the soft whispering1 winds
will chant their requiem, and the
running brook hard by will sing a
lullaby, while the everlasting hills
will keep watch round his sleeping
dust, until the trumpet shall sound
in that morning.
"There is no death, the stars go
To shine upon some fairer shore,
And in Heaven's jeweled crown
They shine forever more.
There is no death, an angel form
Walks o'er this earth with silent
He bears our best loved ones away,
And then we call them dead.
But ever near us, though unseen,
Their dear immortal spirits dwell,
For all the boundless universe is
Life-there are no dead."
J. Russell Wright.
Johnston, S. C.
Sketch of Gov. Milledge L.
James Bonham, the father of M.
L. Bonham came from Maryland
to Edgefield and settled near the
river in what is now Saluda county,
during the early part of the nine
His mother was Sophia Smith, a
?grand daughter of that Jacob Smith
I think, who settled and named
Mount Willing. She was a woman
of great culture and refinement, of
rare intelligence from whom her
noted son and her hardly less noted
grandson, the present Gen. Milledge
,Bonham, have doubtless, inherited
their intellectual ability. A woman
noted for the extraordinarily fine,
even old world manners. She waa
very old when I knew her, but I
never saw her lacking in any of the
little essential of a lady. She lived
here with her son, Gov. Bonham
until she died.
Milledge L. Bonham was the
youngest son of his parents. Ht
was considered a very pious young
man and even used to preach. ]
remember him well, a man of fin?
personality and of a striking milka
In the 25th year of his age h<
graduated at the South Carolina
College, read law and became whiU
still a young man a very successfu
practitioner at the Edgefield bar
He was made one of the circuit So
licitors and was a member of con
gress when the state of South Caro
lina seoeded. He was created ?
Brigadier General in the Confeder
ate army, was elected to the Con
federate Congress in Richmond
then Governor of his state to sue
ceed Francis W. Pickens and hele
that position for two years during
the war. After the war he heh
different publio offices and diet
while in the service of his state
It is of Bonham as a military mai
and as a brigade commander that ]
wish to write.
He had been a military man, had
fought against the Seminoles in
Florida in 1836. Had served in th<
United States army in Mexico ai
Colonel in command of a regiment
so it seemed but natural that at th?
first call to arms for the defense ol
the principles of his state he should
have responded, and no less natura
that the Powers behind the Confed
erate army should have singled hin:
out to be one of their Brigade lead'
ers. So, in 1861 he was placed ir
charge of a Brigade composed ol
the second, third, seventh and eight!
regiments of South Carolina volun
teers. This body of soldiers did
valiant service around Charlestor
and in Virginia in the first battle
After the battle of Manassas ht
was elected a member of the Confed
erate congress at Richmond 1861,
He was Governor from 1862-1864,
during which time he showed greal
interest in the Confederate cause
and in sending soldiers from South
Carolina to fight in Virginia and
He has been somewhat criticized
for this beoause he had a great bat
tle in progress in his own state at
that time. The Federal army wai
trying with all their might and
main, both on land and at sea tc
capture Charleston, in which at
tempt they were never sucoessfuL It
was not until Sherman's great army
came over from Georgia that thc
Confederates withdrew from Ch?V
leeton. Bonham throughout all
these trying times proved himself s
War Governor indeed. "Cheering
on his conntrymen while they foughl
Proud Edgefield! lift thy bannei
Shout loud through age? hoary
Give echo to the song that swells.
Of all thy well earned glory!
Agatha A. Woodsen.
Notice is hereby given that th?
undersigned who have been asso
ciated in business under the firm
name of May ?e Prescott have dis
solved said business by mutual con
sent the same being sold to L T
May. He assumes all liabilities anc
all accounts are payable to him.
L. T. May,
W. T. Prescott.
Program Junior Recital
At College Last Friday
1st Piano: 2nd Piano:
Emma Mints Linnie Corley
Corrie Vam Kittie Hutto
]st Piano: 2nd Piano:
Emmie DeLoach Onida Pattison
Alma DeLoach Jeanie Simkins
Geneveve Norris Catherine Darlington
Roland Snuggs :-:
A May Day.....RATHBEEN
Janie Reel, Faith Snuggs, Harry Joye.
Janie Reel, Nelle Clayton, Clara Sauls
1st ?a?o 2nd Piano:
Margaret May ' Alma DeLoach
Jeanie Simkins Emmie DeLoach
:-: Began piano in February.
A clanger signal ! At last the world is
beginning to co norehend th it evces?ive
weight in a man->r an automobile--is
a sure in lic.ttion of trouble ahead. We
are selling seventy-five thousand new
Fords this year because they are light
est, rightest-and wonderfully econom
All Fords are Mod?i T's-all alike ex
cept the bodies. The two passenger
runabout con1? $59^-the rive passenger
touring car $5cp-the delivery car $700
-the town car $900-f. o. h. Detroit,
completely equipped. Grit latest cata
alogue from VV. J. Hatcher and V. E.
Ed wards, Johnston. S C.
Tennesse Horse &
The king of all feeds.
Keeps your stock up and
feed bills down. Sold by
the best merchants every
where. Manufactured by
UNION CITY GRAIN
AND FEED CO.