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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY? OCTOBER 1,1913
Lyceum Course Arranged, first
Meeting of New Century
M?BB Lillian Mobley ie at bom e
from a two month's visiteo her sis
ter, Mrs. M. T. Siftley.
Miss Lottie Bean left last week
to e?ter Coker college, Hartsvilie.
She was one of the honor graduates
of the High School here this past
Mr. W. D. Berry, a prosperous
farmer, is making splendid nee of
his deering Linder, using it to cut
his pea hay. By doing this, he has
taken the bundles and had the peas
thrashed from them.
A splendid lyceum course has
been booked from the Alkahest, At
lanta, and the attractions contain
many fine numbers, concerts, lec
tures, etc. They will be given in
the opera house which Mr. H. W.
Crouch has had fitted np, the first
number to be in October.
The Rev. Mr. Keeler, the new
pastor of the Lutheran church ar
rived last week and he and his
charming bride are domiciled in the
parsonage where they were given a
cordial welcome by his flock. On
Sunday evening he preached an able
sermon to a large congregation.
Mrs. Mike Clark has been quite
sick for several days. . .
Miss Pearl Padgett was a visitor
here on Sunday.
. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cartledge,
M?. Blanche Calhoun Folke and*
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn, of
Greenwood, spent Sunday here with
Mr. Leroy Werta, of Belton, was
, here during the week.
A meeting that was both profita
ble and enjoyable, was that of the
general circle gathering, of the mis
sion society of the Baptist church
which was held last Monday after,
noon. This is an annual meeting
and invited to meet with the mem
bers were the presidents of the va
rious local mission societies, the offi
cers of the Y. W. A., and of the
Sunbeam band. The meeting was
held in the Sunday school room,
and at the door, Mesdames F. M.
Boyd and P. B. Waters welcomed
each one. In the Philathea room,
the registry book was held by Mes
dames M. W. Clark and Hattie
Parrish and souvenirs were given
by Mesdames Witt and Herlong.
An excellent program was arranged
and Mrs. S. J. Watson presided,
and seated with her was the state
president W M. U., Mrs. W. J.
Hatcher, who spoke on *'Our pres
ent needs." Mrs. L. C. Latimer,
local president, gave a talk on wel
fare work, and readings were given
by Misses Alma Woodward and
Loisa Watson. An offering to state
missions was made which amounted
to $46.50. The music was an attract
ive feature and following the pro
gram, a social hour was spent and
ic.-s and cake were served by the
Mrs. John E. Swearingen, who
underwent a painful operation last
week at Knowlton's hospital, Co-1
lumbla, is improving. |
Miss Eula Satcher left on Wed j
nesday last for Columbia college.
Mrs. Ida Stevens and Miss Lena j
Stevens spent last week here with
Miss ClaraMcLenna has returned
to Waldo, Fla., after spending the
Mrs. Olin Eidson has been visit
ing her cousin, Miss Hattie Rush
ton in Columbia.
Mr. L. V. Claxton, a Confederate
arranged a very happy day last Sr.fc
urday for those of his comrades who
fought with nim in the battle of .
Cbickamauga. Cid times were re
viewed and both amusing and sad
incidents were recalled. A sumptuous
dinner was served and those who
participated in the enjoyments were
Capt. P. B. Waters, Messrs. M. W.
Clark, J. M. Turner, Absalom
Horne, Ridge, Wayne Posey, Chas.
Carson, J. R. Williams, Cliff Wil
liams, Andrew Moyer, Rufus Der
rick, Joe Collum, John Hair, Bar
ges Barton, William Fobey, Ridge,
Geo. Lybrand, Warrenville.
Mr. Jeter Horton, a naval officer,
P. I,, was a visitor in the home of
Mr. W. E. LaGroae during the past
Cordial interest is being manifest
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ed in the announcement of the en
gagement of Mr. Elzie LaGrene to
'Miss Ethel ColemahJ-"" the dau'gbter
of Dr. and Mrs. Coleman of Aiken,,
and friends are extending to him
hearty congratulations upon win
ning so charming a life companion.
The marriage will take place about
the middle of October.
The New Century Club has re
sumed activities and the tirst meet
ing of the fall months wa6 held on
Tuesday afternoon with Miss Zena
Payne. There was an amount of ac
cumulated business to come before
j the meeting which Mrs. F. M. Boyd
as president transacted. Shakespeare
is again being studied and a few
minutes of each meeting will be de
voted to current events. The lesson
study was "Love's Labor's Lost,"
and MrH. John W. Marsh made a
delightful teacher and jthis senti
mental play was well discussed.
Following the lesson a social hour
was enjoyed, there being a number
of invited friends present, besides
the members. Misses Frances and
Bessie Ford Turner served fruit
pnnch out on the piazza and all
passed from here out into the flower
garden where in a corner, with
flowers, rustic chairs and seats, a
sa'ad cour?e was served. While re
freshing themselves they listened to
several musical selections by Mrs.
O. D. Black.
A Cavalry Charge at Gettys
I have been asked to describe a
real cavalry charge. That will be a
rather difficult job for me to do, as
I was in the infantry ann of the
service, and never witnessed but one
cavalry charge during the four year6
that I was in the war, and that was
a counter-charge. My command
was stationed upoli an elevation
over-looking the plains below, wait
ing for orders to plunge into the
vortex. To see thousands of men
on horses with sabres drawu at
armt length going as fast as the
horses could run, meeting in combat
in open field, is one of the most aw
ful things thattakes place in war. But
war is a soldier's occupation, and he
accepts the conditions.
For ages after the dismember
ment of the Roman Empire, it was
the vast bodies of cavalry that
checked and changed the currents
of battles and settled the fate of j
armies and empires. This is not!
true now-can never be true again; j
but a cavalry charge, met by a'
counter-charge of cavalry, is still,
perhaps, the most terrible spectacle
witnessed in war. Imagine your
self looking down upon an open
plain, where five thoi^and horses
are marshalled in battle-line. Stand
ll.!. *s?Zi?&-'\- ?. -
C?'?K it??. <?
ine: beside them are .five thousand
riders, armed; booted.. and ;SpaVreri,
ready to mount;- -The bugl-???.??:
the "Mount," and instantly. five
thousand plumes rise above the
horses as the riders spring into the'
saddles. In front of the respective
squadrons the daring leaders take
their places; on the ?ffnet slope of
the same plain, are five thousand
hostile horse.';.en clad in different
uniforms, ready to meet these in
counter charge. Under those ten
thousand horses are hoofs, rough
shod and pitiless; beneath whose
furious tread the plain IB soon to
quake and tremble.
Again ou each .slope of the open
field the bugles sound. Ten thou
sand sabres leap from scabbards
and glisten in the sun-light. The
trained horses champ their restrain
ing bits, and as the bugle notes
sound the charge, their nostrils
dilate and their flanks Hwell in sym
pathetic impulse with the dashing
riders. "Forward," shouts the com
mander. Down the lines and through
the columns in quick succession
ring the echoing commands, "For
ward, forward." As this order
thrills through eagei ears, sabres
pluuge and spurs are planted in
palpitating flanks. The madly fly
ing horses thunder across the tremb
ling held tilling the air with clouds
of dust and whizzing pebbles. Their
iron rimmed hoofs in remorseless
tread crush the stones to powder
and crash through the flesh and
bones of hopeless riders who chance
to fall. As front Against front
these furious riders pluuge their
sweeping sabres, slashing edge
against edge, cutting a way through
opposing ranks, gashing faces,
breaking arms, and splitting heads,
it is a scene of wildest war; a
whirling tempest of battle, short
lived but terrible. No tongue, nor
pen, can adequately portray its
vacilating fortunes at each dread
As 1 now write myriad thrill-,
ing incidents, both appalling and
inspiring rush over ray memory.
I hear again the words of Barlow!
"Tell my wife that I freely gave
my life for my country," I see the
gallant yoting Avery in his bloody
gray uniform writing as he dies,
"tell father that I fell with mv face
to the foe." Across this plain in
alternate waves roll the battle tide
on either side, until the ruthless
Harvester fills his heaps of slain
thicker than the grain-shocks gath
ered by the husbandman's scythe.
On they go. The Confederate
battle-flags and the Union banners
are floating side by side. Face to
face, breast to breast, are the hos
tile host. The awful din and con
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fusion of close combat.is heard, aa
men Watter, and brain each other.
?S^jfci??.*u awful tching! But rt ?B
impossible. for one to grasp the
awfulness of a cavalry charge.
J. Resell Wright. ?!
y Petit Jury, 1st Week. i
John A Miniok, Moss,
H Y Dorn, Piekens,
E J Barker, Meriwether,
V/ A Gable, Hi bier, '
P B WaterB, Jr., Johnston,
; R P Holliday, Hibler,
G T Swearingen, ??jhaw,
M it Wright, Johnston,
J S Williams, Roper,
D D Brimson, Moss,
E M Bunch, Meriwether,
S W Sullivan, Wise,
F A Walker, Trenton,
Press Thurmond Meriwether,
R T Hill, Pickens,
T R Cartledge, Parksville,
CB Strom, Rehoboth,
L O Warren, Pickens,
T J Wash, Moss,
R L Dunovant, Pi eke os,
R C Padgett, Wise,
J Cal Hatcher, Wise,
Pierce Byrd, Blocker,
. J W Sawyer, Jr., Johnston.
Dozier Clark, Ward,
J H Parkman, Collier,
GB Timmertnan, Elmwood,
WE Lott, Pickens,
J H Stone, Talbert,
B J Harrison, Trenton,
Wylie Franklin, Wark.
W H Timmerrnan P Lane,
L G Watson, Trenton,
J P Nixon, Clark's Hill,
Ed Ctillura Shaw,
E R Mobley, Johnston.
Interesting Letter From Mr. P.
A recent visit to Edgefield
brought us in contact with several
very pleasant patriotic and useful
people living and exercising their
talents for the uplift of humanity
in historic Edgefield. We do not
speak advisedly but as a fact when
we assert historic because Edgefield
has a history of which every citizen
born and raised in her borders is
proud. It was and is the home of
some of the greatest soldiers, states
men and jurists of the south, yes of
the nation. It was the home of the
Pickens, Butlers, Bonhams, Garys,
Tillmans, Tompkius, B.ions, Mim?
and other noted citizens. On this oc
casion it was our pleasure to meet
Beverai sons and daughters of citi
zens that lived there generations
igo.|Mr. J. L. Mims, editor and pro
prietor of one of th? oldest and best
30unty newspapers in the south. Mr.
Wigfall Cheathara, a risiug young
journalist editor of the bright new
r VOL. 2, NO. 4.
The Edgefield bar is composed of
as brilliant and honorable set of
lawyers as .cao be found rn , any
??ste -OT nargon..J?heppard brothers
La firth composed of two gentlemen,,
who are known for their activity db
church, school and finance.'
Judge J. Wm. Thurmond a gen
tlemen with an enviable reputation
for his success in law, legislative
achievement and finance. A.S. Tomp
kins, Esq., a successful lawyer noted
for his dry wit and physical make
op. B. E. Nicholson, Esq , a scion
of one of the oldent families of the
county, a brilliant lawyer and slates
man. Capt, George Evans comes
from a line of soldiers whose darinji
deeds of heroism will live to the
end. M. P. Wells, Esq., holds a
warm place in the hearts of his
clients. Col. P. B. Mayson lawyer
and financier can be found in his
office doini: business or exercising
his seven feet anatomy across the
'midway," Capt. E. H. Folk and S.
McG Simkins are lawyers of state
We found Mr. J. R. Cantelou
busy about the county fair. Edge
field county should have one of the
best county fairs in the state. We
have the resource. There is not a
community in the county that could
not get up a creditable exhibit. We
fear that people getup the idea that
the county fair is a local affair and
that all the credit goes to the peo
ple of Edenfield. Such ip not the
case It is a county affair and its
success or failure effects every re
sponsible citizen in it. There is
quite a lot of biff yields of corn,
wheat, oats, peas, potatoes, hay. etc.,
that the grower is proud of; he
shows superior knowledge of agri
cultural thrift and seed selection.
Now why not let the people knou
yon and know what you have done.
The prem.ums you may win should
not be the prime motive for your
efforts but county pride, patriotism
and progressiveness. There are
enough creditable farra product*,
fine horses, mules, cows and poul
try around Edgefield, Johnston,
Trenton, Pleasant Lane, Parksville.
Modoc. Plum Branch, Clark's Hill,
WThite Town, Red Hill, Ropers,
Colliers, Meriwether^ Rehoboth,
Delphi and Meeting Street to make
six county fairs each of which
would be larger than the one we
have at Edgefield annually. We
know what we are talking about
We have seen what the people of
Edgefield county have and we know
what the people of other counties
have and what Edgefield has is
equal to the best other countries.
Let us all get together and show
our county pride by making tb'.i
county fair a success.
P. N. Lott.
Two "Pairs of Blue Eyes" Sond
The Advertiser a Bright
Letter-Death of Little
Dear Mr. Editor: Well, Gardner
ville has come again to tell the
news. This time two smaller girls
will do the talking.
Our neighborhood was shocked
and saddened just two weeks ago
by the sudden death of little Edgar
Gardner. Dear little Edgar, the eld
est son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Ga rd
ner, was such a bright little darling
boy of four years. Everybody who
knew bim loved him. He ?vas sick
only two and a half days with that
dread disease diphtheria. We can't
realize that Edgar wili be with us at
our little school frolics no more.
We extend our deepest sympathy
to his bereaved paren ta.
The body of Mr. Nish Hancock
was brought home 'yesterday from
Georgia to be laid to rest at the
family cemetery of the old Han
cock home. Mr. Hancock was a gal
lant soldier of the Civil war. Ali
his survivingjcomrades of the neigh
borhood and many other friends at
tended the funeral.
We are glad to welcome baok to
their old home from Augusta Mrs.
T. H. Roper and daughter, Mary.
Mr. Q. Cogburn paid a short vis
it to this neighborhood Wednesday
last. We are always glad to see him.
Come again Uncle Q.
Mrs. John Cooper and little Mar
ione are spending awhile with Mi*.
Cooper's father, Mr? Henry. Wal
ton wboiis ill at hi? home at Ninety
Six, s c. ^ WS??8Mi
We had a surprise last week, Mr.
Tom Briggs and Miss Nellie Oet
zen of Columbus, Ga. We ars glad
to welcome you Miss Nell as a
Mrs. Eb Mathis:, and- Mrs. John
Briggs are spending ;the week with .
Mis. Barney Dora at Grovetown, -,
Ga. ..- ?: . V . ?
All the farmers are busy harvest
ing hay, pul line corn, and of course
picking and ginning cotton. We are
thankful for the beautiful weather?
after having so much rain.
Our school has been running four
weeks now. We have ' our same ?
teacher Miss Mary Mealing. They
t?ll u6 she is h?ying a nice house 1
built in North Augusta. We do
hope we won't lose her. We couid
not do without her now. We all
love Miss Mary.
Miss Emmie Mae Cooper's sch?ol '
will open the first of October. She
is going to teach the Sweetwater
Master Lewis Shaw wili leave for
Cedar Springs Tuesday. Thie will
'be his first year there. Several of }
his little girl and boy friends are
invited to 3ine with him Saturday. .
They are expecting a fine time.
Two Pair of Blue Eyes. ..
North Augusta, S. C.
Informal Farewell Reception.
Tuesday ?rfternoon Miss Florence
Mims entertained a number of
her school friends in honor of
Miss Lizzie Roper who will leave in
a few days to make ber home per
manently in North Augusta. The
young people, about a score in num
ber, passed the time vory pleasantly.
A book, of Edgefield souvenirs
which also contained parting greet
ings from each guest was presented
to the guest of honor. At the
close of an advertisement contest,
in which Miss Marion Bailey won
the prize, iced refreshments were
Y. ^YV. A. Meeting.
The Y. Wi A. will meet with
Mies Miriam Norris at 4:30 o'clock
Monday afternoon, October 6.
Subject, the world to-day.
Song, "One sweetly solemn
Bible study, Psalm 72.
South America and Mexico, Ruth
Europe, Florence Miras.
The story of a carpet, Marie Key.
A week in the W. M. XL train
ing school. Miriam Norris.
Current events, Lallie Peak.
Song, "Singing all the time."