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Lieut. General James Long
Raise high your monumental fame
Shout loud through ages hoary,
Give echo to the song that swells,
Of Edgefield's boasted glory.
Among the first men whose name
should he mentioned as adding to
the fame of Edgefield and magni
fying her glory is that of James
Longstreet, who occupied a position
? second only to Lee in the command
?.T the Confederate forces during
our war between the States.
About eight or ten miles from
Edgefield Court House on Horn's
-creek, near the junction of Horn
aud Cedar creeks, there stood as
lue as isl7, an old mill called
Longstreet's mill. A little lower
down and to the south-west, is a
small stream flowing into the Sa
vannah liver about eight miles
irom Augusta^ near what now tee
line between Aiken and Edgefield,
called Force's creek. A few hun
dred yards north of the north prong
of the stream, about four miles east
( f the Savannah river, is what is
known as the ''Dent Place." On
this place, on the Stn of January
1S21, the subject of this sketch was
born. No house now stands to
mark the spot, lt is a rough, rug
ged spot calculated to bring ont the
strongest, best, natural impulses of
Longstreet graduated at West
Point in ISi-J. He served with dis
;inction in tire Mexican War, par
ticipating in the battles of dei Rey
aud the assault on Chapnltapec,
where he \va? Severely wounded.
After serving for some time in Tex
as, Longstreet was appointed Pay
Master in the United States Army
July 185S. He .held this position
until the breaking out of the war
between the States, then his heart
being with his beloved South he re
signed his commission and joined
the Confederates, June 1st 1S61.
Longstreet was appointed to the
command of the fourth brigade of
.^ihu. Beauregard's lat corps, near
X'entersville, and was present at
Manassas July 21st. Durirg the
early part of 1862, he was made
Major General, and earned great
celebrity under General Lei, in the
-campaigns against Generals Pope,
MoClellan, ano Burnside. After
the battle of Fredericksburg, Dec.
13, 1862, Longstreet was given
command of a corps, with the rank
of Lieutenant General.
With this force he took an ac
tive part in the battle of Chancel
lorsville and Gettysburg. Pr. Mc
Cracken of-the University of New
York, speaking of him in this con
nection says: "The gallantry and
skillful generalship he displayed on
all occasions caused him to be re
garded as one of the leading gen
erals in thc 'Confederate army."
In the battle of the Wilderness,
May 5th and 'Oth. 1864 General
Longstreet was dangerously wound
ed, occasioning his retirement for
some months from, active service.
It may not be amiss to mention
here that Longstreet's most trusted
Scout was an Edgefield man
Charles M. Gray, Jr., better known
among us as "Scout Gray." While
we keep green in the memories of
our children, the deeds of our hero
ic generals, it no less behooves ns
to honor the names of the men in
After the fall of Richmond,
Longstreet surrendered and lived in
comparative retirement until 1S'39
when he was appointed collector of
Customs in New Orleans. Later he
was made Minister to Turkey, and
United States Marshal for Georgia.
In 1S97 he was appointed U. S.
Commissioner of the Pacific rail
.roads and made his home in Michi
"Longstreet in his younger days,
possessed a figure remarkable for
manly beauty, which in maturer
years, though much expanded, was
?till Commanding and graceful, and
his person was further rendered
agreeable by a social and genial
manner. To his superior physical
?qualities was added mental ability
of considerable scope."
I forgot to mention, in speaking
of Longstreet's Mexican campaign
that be won many laurels for him
self on*General Garland's staff, an il
at the sloso of the war received
from the Government as a reward
of merit, the brevet rank of Major.
Agatha A. Woodson.
When to Sow Crimson Clover.
Will some one give me some in
formation as to the proper time to
sow crimsou clover?" The time to
sow v iii vary with the location. In
Tennessee, where our inquiry comes
from, it may be sowed earlier th in
in the lower half of the Cotton Heh
We have had reports of good re
sults from sowing the crimson clo
ver wi h co' 'peas in June, in Ten
nessee; but probably better results,
taking one year with another, will
come from sowing crimson clover
from September 1 to September IS,
in the Northern half of the Cot
ton Belt or in Tennessee. A little
earlier or a little later may be all |
right whoa conditions are favora
ble. In the lower half of the Cot
. tori Belt it may be sowed as late as
October 15. We know that it is
sowed oven later, and many .timcA
with success. It is sowed as early
as August 15, and all through Sep
tember in that part of the South, i
but there are serious objections to
sowing either too early or too lalo.
The greatest objection to crimson
clover and the greatest ob- j
stacie to its more extensive growth
is tho uncertainty of getting a sta?d,
owing to our usually dry falls. If
sowed too early and there is moist
ure enough to bring it np, there is
still groat danger of its being killed
by the hot, dry weather, especially
in the southern half of the Cotton
belt. If it is sowed too late, or if*
the weather is so dry that it does
not make sufficient growth of root
bofoTc bard freeziug weather comes,
<. may be killed by tho winter oo?-d;
'.hi:-, more especially appiies to tho
northern half of the Cotton Bell,
but is likely to occur anywhere.
With these difficulties overcome
and the inoculation of the soil, crim
son clover may be grown anywhere
in the Southern States.
That's right! When yon got
through eating a melon, throw the
rind between the store, iu tho batik
yard, or under the house, and let it
sour and rut! Mosquitoes like such.
Lot's get np a few good old lime
cases ot typhoid fever. And remem
ber. It does not make any differ
ence about \our neighbor since you
do not smell it. Let's try and be as
cleanly as some domestic animals.
There are only two things to do
with rinds, viz: bury them deep, or
send beyond the town limits. Even
the latter is not a safe proposition.
Its almost amusing to *ee people
weeping over their departed ones
when you know they were killed by
criminal carelessness. If you see the
other fellow playing any such dirty
tricks, report him to the town au
The Teacher's Creed.
I believe in boys and girls, the
men and women of a great to-mor
row; that whatsoever the boy sow
eth, the man shall reap. I believe
in the curse of ignorance, in the
efficacy of schools, in the dignity of
teaching, and in the divine joy of
serving another. I believe in wis
dom as revealed in human lives, as
well as in the pages of a printed
bo.ok-in the lessons taught, not so
ranchby precept as by example; in
ability to \ ork with the hands as
well as lo think with the head: and
in everything that makes life large
and lovely, i believe in beauty in
the Behool room, in tho home, in
daily life, and tho out-of-doors. I
believe in laughter, i:i love, and in
all ideals and distant hopes that
lure ns on I believe that every
day we receive a just reward for all
we are and all we do. I believe in
the present and its opportunities,
in the future and in its promises,
and ;n the divine joy of living.
Amen. Edwin Osgood Grover.
A young wife was troubled by
her husband, who insisted upon
coming home intoxicated in the wee
small hours of the morning. One
night she sat up and waited for him
to make his shameful appearance.
He appeared after a short while
and entered the bed room carrying
his shoes. His wife threw a shawl
over her head and, in her deepest
tones, said: "1 am Satan, I am Sa
The husband looked ber over
carefully and, holding out his hand,
said: "Shake, old boy! I married
your sister."-From Norman E.
Mack's National Monthly.
Throw Out The Lins.
Give the Kidneys Help and
Many People Will be Hap
"Throw ont the life line.''
Weak kidneys'need help.
They're often overworked-don't
get the poison filtered out cf the
Will you help them?
Doan's kidney pills have brought
benefit to thousands of kidney
Read this ca<o:
F F Mosely, farmer, .leter street,
Edgefield, S. C., says: 'T was
troubled for some time with a
swelling in my feet and ankles,
which the doctor said was caused
from my kidneys. I began taking
Doan's kidney pills and soon the
swelling disappeared. I have re
ceived great relief through the use
of this remedy and would not know
what value to put on it if I had to
name it in dollars."
For ?ale by all dealers. Price
50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Buffalo, New York, sole agents for
the United States.
Remember the name-Doan's
and take no other.
I beg to annouuce to m)
generally that I have re-e
business, and am in a posi
intrusted to me with a dut
the confidence placed in n
I also represent one of t
dent Health companies,
share of your business ai
past kindnesses shown me,
C. A. (
Rear of N. G. Evans, Esq
"People come mile
real 1 New Orlean
heard so much of
it to them-place
everybody, no matt
?The result was
Now the most j
Many imitators h?J
the stT?ne, butf^
Luzianne you i
ceived by the " ju
ment of ita imitato
Hie Reily-Taylor Co.,
il H ,?!
I have opened a wood 3
deliver wood any size orl
at reasonable prices. G
Will move my saw cut
or more cords are offered
I also run a public dr
phone is No. 32.
J. R. TO
Misses and children's Gingham and
percale dressjs at one half price.
I am closing out my line of la
dies shirt waists. The regular price
is $1.98. Now 81.10.
J. W. Peak.
The American lady Corset in
styles to lit all ligures, for sale by
Riv< s Bros.
Mens, Ladies, Childrens, Oxfords
just received, at
Dunovant & Co.
A beautiful lot of lue Organdi
which we a?wf/s sell at 10c, for Tc.
J. W. Peak.
Rub-My-Tisin will cure you.
We are still selling the celebrated.
Studebaker wagon. The best yet,
Wilson ?fc Cantelou.
The best makes in children's and
ladies oxfords direct from the mnn
ufacturers to bc found io the city
at Rives Bros.
Full supply of baseball goods at
7 friends and thc public
ntered thc fire insurance
tion to place any business
; and proper regard for
ie by my patrons,
he leading Life and Acci
Respcctfully soliciting a
nd with appreciation ot
; f am, truly yours,
ago reasoned: I
s to get a taste of
Why not send
it within reach of
er at what distance?*1
)opular, the most
on the market.
r? once- come upon
W you once know
wiD never be de
si as good" argu
New OnW U. S. A.
i ? ?lill i
/ard and amjirepared to
ength anyw?re in town
also fill*ordera for
wood where lots of four
at one place.
ay. Ring me up. My
FOR SALE-Two (2) fine cows.
J. R. Strother.
Splendid opportunity to invest in
comfortable summer foot wear, at
D uno vant & Co.
If yon want anice carriage, call
and soo our linc.
Wilson tfc Cantelon.
10 doz. of ladies $1.00 Sailors to
close ont at 4?c.
All goods in our Millinery de
partment will go now at less than
10 pieces of 25c Voils in all best
shades at 15c
We re-cover all kinds of umbrel
las. Also make buttons, send us
che goods and state size wanted. F.
Stetson hats and other fine fine
makes $2.50 np. Also straw hats
to close out cheap. Write F. G.
n rr "vs. A . " '" .
It'? < emeilt
lt'-' Patent Plaster
lt's Gasoline Oil
It's Maehii >i;
It's Auto Oil
li's Motor Oil
lt's Lu in lier
It's S h ingles
lt's ?. S. Hulls
k's C. S. .Meal
AND THEN I WILL EXPECT TO BUY
YOUR COTTON SEED. ALSO HAVE
THE ARTICLES FOR YOU AS EVER.
E. S. JOHNSON.
m? IN PERFECT
Ton owe it to yourself, your family end
your work to keep in the best possible con
dition. If you have strong, ready muscles
?-rich, heathy blood and a clear brain, you
can do more and better work and really
Jive, and enjoy living and be a blessing to
those yon love.
Much of the eternal grouch and many
of the aches and pains you see every day
are caused directly by a lazy, torpid, over
worked liver, and all of that may be abso
lutely cured by E. L. T. (Richardson's
Laxative Tonic). One fifty-cent or dollar
bottle of this magnificent tonic will prove
to you that it is the finest laxative and the
quickest strength building tonic ever of
fered sick, suffering humanity. Get a bot
tle from your druggist today, and keep it
always in thc family medicine chest ready
to put the Liver right in one night or cure
malaria, constipation, or bilious fevers in
the shortest possible time. If not on sole
in your town, write R. L. T. Co., Ander
son, S. C.
A Perfect Tonic
THE BEST LIVER MEDICINE
50c & $1.00 per Bottle. AD Drag Stores. I
Light Sa wv Lathe and Shin
gie Mills, Engines, Boilers.
Supplies and repairs, Porta
ble , Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, File*. Belts
and Tines. WOOD SA Wt
Gins and Press Repairs.
Webster's NEW INTERNATIONAL Dictionary, jj
(G. ?? C. r>!erriam Co., Springfield, Mau.) !
snrpusei the old International ai much ai that [
beck exceeded its predecessor. Ca the old ]
?curdati?n a sew superstructure has been built. '
, The reconstruction has been carried on through
mary years by aiarge force of trained workers, ?
ender tho supervision of Dr. W. T. Harris, ?
former United Slates Commissioner of Educa-1
lien, and reenforced by many eminent special
ists. The definitions have been rearranged and
' amplified. The number of terms defined has j
been more than dosoled. Tho etymology,
synonyms, pronunciation, haye received un
1 sparing scholarly labor. The language of
j Englich literature for over seven centuries, thc
' terminology of tl : arts and sciences, and the
; every-da7 speech of street, shop, and housc
ho!J, arc presented with felines; and clearness.
!.; siic cf vocabulary, in ricssej? cf gene/a?j
icforxatioa, and in convenience of consulta
tion, the book sets a pew mark ia lexicography.
400,000 words and phrases. -
Wm? U tie poWidwrj for Sp?cLaea Pia?.
Go to see
Before insuring elsewhere. We
represent the best old line com
Marling & Byrd
At the Farmers P>:mk. Edjre?old
Make your porches comfortable
during the summer by using the
celebrated Vu dor Porch Shades.
We carry a large s' *ply.
Back of your lens should
be Ansco Film, It takes a
quicker, clearer impression,
makes a finer negative
and more artistic pictures.
Have you seen the super
ior Ansco Cameras that
open horizontally-the way
you want to take nine
tenths of your pictures?
All sizes and all prices here.
.?"GEO. F. Snits, BdgefieW, S. C
Kr. A. 7 i /L'T J?.
will dc ycrr ?r.i?tirg
.A beautiful lot of 7?C lace cur
s??'iH for 4*.)e.
J. W. Iv rik.
The best assortment and lit in
men's and buys' shirts. Can be
Ladies' writing desks in mahoga
ny, birdseye maple, weathered oak
in mis.-ion effect. Oj?en and roller
top office desks and office chairs.
Romsey & Jones.
I will stand my pedigreed jack af
my home for the spring season.
Weight 1,145 pounds. Julian R.
Strother. Fee *l?i
Georgia Cane Syrup, i"r;-si] from
the South Georgia farms, at
B. Tim mons.
Large stock of wagon and buggy
harness, also parts of harness. See
.ur saddles, bridles and blankets
Ramsey ?fe Jones.
We have now iii stock a line of
.ut glass and ch ina wa re suitable for
vedding presents. We invite your
. ns pedi on.
W. E. Lynch & Co.
Brighten the intovior of your
home by using Alabas ti ne on your,
Look at our buggies and harness*
before buying, wo will save you
Wilson & Cantclou.
Come to us for onion sets, and
'.nndreth's celebrated garden seeds
. if all kinds. Tiley never fail to
Keep ont the disease-spreading
mosquitoes and ilies by getting your
windows and doors with wire
screens. It will not cost you much.
Get our prices.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Have your windows and doors
fitted with wire screens and doors
for the summer. We have all sizes.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
A large shipment of dynamite
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Fresh shipim nt of Russell's can
dies by expr.-ss.