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VOL. 80 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1,1915 NO. 27
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JOHNSTON LETTER.
Good Game of Ball. Large
Family Reunion. Contests
Held at Methodist
Church.
An exciting ballgame was pl aye 1
between Johnston and Graniteville
on Friday afternoon, the former be
ing victorious, the score being I to
u. The chief feature of the game
was the pitcher's duel between Hal
let and Moyer, Hallet allowing only
one hit and striking out 10 men,
while Moyer allcwed no hits and
struck out 17 men. The score was
Johnen 1-1-3; Graniteville 0-0-3.
t Batteries Johnston, Moyer and Ed
wards; Graniteville, Hallett and
Padgett. Since August 1, the local
team has played seven games, five
of which were won and two tied.
It is the intention of the team to
fence the athletic field and erect an
up-date grand stand. The gate re
ceipts of the game amounted to
137 on Friday afternoon and at the
previous game $43, so the treasury
will soon be in a condition to ma
terialize their plans.
Mrs. James Strother spent last
week at Fruit Hill with her daugh
ter, Mrs. Branch, who now resides
in the Strother homestead.
Mrs. A. A. McLeod of Los Ange
les, Cal., was the guest of Mrs. C.
D. Kenny last week.
Misses Emily and Lee Dial of
Laurens spent last week with Mrs.
C. F. Strother.
Misses Ruby and Nettie Harling
of Saluda are guests of Miss Ra
chael Simmons.
Mr. and Mrs. Manning Simmons
. have gone to Shelby, N . C., to vis
it the former's sister, Mrs. Clary.
Miss Virginia Harrison entertain- j
ed a few friends with a tea on Wed-1
nesday evening and the hours were
happily spent by all present;
Mrs. C. M. Maul of Charleston
of years prior to living in Charles
ton and has many warm friends who
welcome her.
Prof. John Waters of Vidalia,
Ga., and Miss Vera Jenkins are
guests in the home of Mr. G. G.
Waters. Prof. Waters will have
charge of the music department of
the high school and will soon come
to reside here. All of Johnston will
be delighted to have him and his
family here, Mrs. Waters being a
Johnston girl, Miss Helen Wright.
Mrs. W. W. Satcher and Mr.
Gary Satcher spent the week end
at Saluda with relatives.
Mr. Calhoun Kammer has return
ed from a visit to his parents at
Blackville and was accompanied
by his sister, Natalie Kammer who
will visit her couein, Miss Virgie
Courtney.
Mr. and Mrs. Brunson of Angns
ta were week-end visitors in the
borne of Dr. J. A. Do bey.
Dr. J. D. Waters of Salnda was
a guest in the home of his father,
Capt. P. B. Water, Sr., daring the
last week.
Mesdames Joe Allen of Saluda,
' and Mary Ashley of Fruit Hill, were
recent visitors in the home of Dr.
B. L. Allen.
A family reunion W?;S held in the
home of Mr. Owington Wertz last
week, aU of the children being un
der the home roof, these being Mr.
and Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn of Green
wood, Mr. and Mrs. Getzen Wertz,
Mr. and Mrs. Claud Wertz and
^ Prof. and Mrs. Wilber Wertz, Co
lombia, Mr. and Mrs. Hogan of
Congaree and Mr. ?Leroy Wertz of
Belton.
Mrs. O. S. Wertz accompanied
her daughter,Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn,
home to Greenwood for a two
weeks' visit.
Mr. Joseph Jacobs is enjoying a
week's stay in Washingtoa, D. C.
Mr. W. A. Bradfield is expected
in a few days from Charlotte, and
will spend the winter months here,
being one of the cotton buyers.
Mrs. Nancy Lott entertained sev
eral of her young friends with a
Very pleasant dining one day of the
past week.
Speed limit signs for automobiles
have been placed at the entrances to
the town and in other conspicuous
I places and although warned, the
joy riders (continued, and as a re
sult they have been fined and it is
hoped that this recklessness is be
ing stopped.
* On Sunday evening at the Metho
Rev. J. E. Johnston Dies Si
dooly.
Greenwood, S. C., Auer. 27.-1
friends in Greenwood were grea
shocked this morning- to learn
the sadden death of Rev. J.
Johnston at 12 o'clock last night
his home near Phoenix. Mr. Jol
ston, with a number of his neil
bors, had gone to' the assistance
Mr. Jeff Witt in the attempt to
tinguish a fire in the latter's n
dence and died while on his way
the well on his own piazza for
backet of water. He fell as
climbed the steps and expired
most instantly. Dr. Pratt Hend<
son, who was only a few foet d
tant, rushed to his assistance, b
found him dead.
The funeral service will be co
dactei at the residence Satur?
afternoon at 2 o'clock by Dr. E.
Smith and interment will be ma
in the Ninety Six cemetery at
o'olock.
Mr. Johnston was one of the bi
knou n Baptist ministers of this se
tion of the state. He had served s
years as pastor of Bold Spring, D
mascas and Mt. Moriah ohurch
and daring that time bad mu
friends of all his acquaintances i
all denominations throughout tl
country. He was a good preach
and a universally beloved man. H
death bas cast a gloom over the se
tion of the county where he wi
held in the highest esteem.
Mr. Johnston was a native <
Newberry count**, having been bor
near Bush River church 46 yeai
ago last October. He married Mil
Ellen Suber of Newberry, and
survived by her one son, J. E. Jr
who is 14 years of age. '
Mr. Johnston received his coll?
giate education at Forman Uniye
sity and was later graduated froi
the Baptist Theological Seminar
at Louisville, Ey.
dist church a masical and declaim
tion contest, wis held,*and ever
seat in the auditorium was filled an
the exercises were greatly en joy ec
each selection being well reidered
Some were done so remarkably wei
that works of praise were heard al
over the church. The contest wa
for the silver medal, the exercise
being arranged by Mrs. Jame
White, who is superintendent of th<
music department, Wi C. T. U
After the Lord's prayer was chant
ed, the song and story "Buy you
own cherries," was held, Mrs. L
C. Latimer reading the connectai
story- There were five songs in thii
by Elliot Lewis, Davis Lewis, Hat
tie Johnson, Ethel Crim and Bar
ney Lee Duncan, all joining in th?
ending chorus. The other selectioni
were, 1 God bless our teraperanci
band," India Lee Crim; "Pity th?
fallen," Azilee Yonce; "Pledge th?
children;" "Wind the white rib
bon,'' Mary Walker; "Only^a flow
er," Belle Yonce; "Not fit to b<
kissed," Francis Lott; Recitation
Mary Myers; "The wine cup," Jobi
Howard Black; "When prohib? tier,
wins," Laurie Hoyt; recitation, An
nie Lou Scurry; song, Ooriie Cheat
ham; recitation, Martha Reese:
"My little white basket,'' Orabellt
Perry; recitation, Frances Jones
Mr. Gay Horne was organist. Al
the conclusion of this excellent pro
gram the judges, Mesdames J. L.
Mime, Mamie Tillman and Prof.
Waters for music, and Mrs. H. D.
Grant and Messt s. J. L. Mi ms and
Charlie Dobson, for declamation,
rendered the?r decision, but they
found it a difficult task as each had
done so well. For music, the silvei
medals went to Elliot Lewis ol
Johnston and Corrie Cheatham of
Edgefield, and for declamation, the
medals were awarded Martha Reese
and little Miss Scurry. Mr. J. L.
Mims presented the medals in that
happv and pleasing manner so char
acteristic of him.
On Sunday evening during the
severe electrical storm the barn of
Mr. W. T. Walton was struck by
lighting and burned, and also the
contents, among which were nearly
22 bales of cotton. His many friends
sympathize with s him in his loss.
There was no insurance.
Mesdames T. R. Denni', James
White, Olin Eidson and Miss Zena
Payne will go to Allendale Thurs
to attend the state W. C. T. U.
convention.
Misses Alleen Payne and Chris
tine Kinard and Mr. Calvin Ki
nard of Greenwood are visitors in
the home of Mr. M. T. Turner.
Some Reminiscences of Col
Elbert Bland.
Just a few days ago, I met two
young friends whom I had never
met before, Mr. Wallace Tompkins
and his wife, grandchildren of Col.
Elbert Bland, one of Edgefield*s
noble sons. And I was truly glad to
meet them, for there wat no man I
had higher regard for than Col.
Bland. He was what I would call
an ideal soldier and a leader of
men in battle. He knew DO fear: be
was masterful in tactics and a cy
clone in battle. He was a veteran of
two wars and helped to lead Gen.
Winfield Scott into the city of
Mexico in 1946 and he stood at the
ford at Bull Run July .21, 1861 and
helped to keep this same Gen. Scott
out of Richmond. It was after this
battle that Pieside.it Lincoln a*ked
Scott wby it was that he was taken
to the city of Mexico in six months
with 5,000 men and you can't take,
Richmond with 100,000 men in
twelve months. It was easy for Gen..
Scot ? to answer, "Sir the very men
that led me into the city of Mexico
are the men that are keeping me out
of the city ot Richmond." Col. i
Bland was strictly a military man,
and a fine disciplinarian. He was
perfectly devoted to his men and
his men looked upon him as the
"Wild Hun." It has been thought by
a few that Col. Bland was foolishly
brave, but I never thought so. I
was quite young then, but whenever
my regiment went into battle, if I
could see Gen. Kershaw and Col.
Bland, no matter how clone the call
or how hot the contest, I counted,
on a victory'; and that was the
opinion of the regiment and bri
gade. Col. Bland had unbounded
confidence in his men. He well knew
that they would follow him to the
death. He called the .7th regiment
his "hell cats." And all the while'
the battle was on, his command
would be, "Aim low men and shoot
'em in the stomach and make them
die hard." After Fort Sumter was.
ment, was organized. Col. Bland
raised a company at Edgefield of
fiue looking body of soldiers as I
ever saw, company "A" Edgefield
rifles. This company he commanded
for twelve months. At the expira
tion of the twelve months the army
re-organized and Dwight Aiken was
elected Col. and Capt. Bland lieu
tenant colonel. Col. Aiken was shot
through the lungs at the battle of
Antietam Maryland, on the 17th of
September 1862. In June 1862 Ai- j
ken returned to the regiment and j
commanded it until after the Get
tysburg fight and on account of the
nature of his old wound, he was not
able for active field service and he
was assigned to a post of dnty at
Macon, Ga., but never resigned his
command as Col. of the 7th regi
ment, hence that blocked Lieut-Col.
Bland's promotion, He should have
been >a brigadier general. He com
manded our brigade for quite a
while. While. Col. Aiken was a
fine officer, rigid in discipline and
brave to a fait, at the same time he
should have gotten out of the way
of Col. Blaads promotion. Col.
Bland was very popular with the
army officers as well as with tpe
private soldier. Gen. Longstreet
complimented him highly in bis
history from Manassas to Appo
mattox. He says "Col. Pland's com
mand was always on time and ready
for action whenever the order was
given." He had the ear of a tiger
and the eye of an eagle and was
as straight and slender as the moun
tain pine. He had a very high re
gard for a brave soldier, one who
was ready to face duty and danger
when it was |necessary. Col. Bland
was killed Sundav morning,Septem
ber 20, 1863, while leading his regi
ment in a charge on the enemy, at
the battle of Chickamauga, and I
will say in this connection that he
was the first and only field officer
that was ever killed .while leading
his command in 'a charge from
Edgefield county. He had no patience
whatever with a man that would
show the white feather in time of
danger. I heard him give a fellow
one of the most scathing lectures
once for sneaking out of battle. What
he said to him was enough. We had
a man in our regiment belonged
to company . K" who everybody
called "Big Nasty." Col. Bland
gave him the name. I can't now re
call his real name, in fact one ver?
seldom went by the name that his
mother gave him. But "Big Nasty"
(Continued on Page Bight.)
Temperance Rally and Medal
Contest at McKendree.
Tbe announcement was made
that Rev. M. M. Brabham, the pas
tor, would preach at McKendree
last Sunday morning and dinner
would be served at the church, and
that a temperance rally would be
held in the afternoon, consisting of
a music and declamation cdntest
and an address by Dr. E. Pend levon
Jones. On account of being indis
posed, Mr. Brabham was unable to
attend, and a great number who
gathered in the forenoon to hear
this saintly man speak were dis
appointed.
ggthe regalar hour dinner was
I, and a princely feast it was
such g?n?rons hospitality as
lispensed at McKendree Sim
ias won for the people and
ian?ty a reputation that is en
Nothing was left undone
Should in any way add to the
|eonfg$rt and pleasure of the visitors.
rly after dinner the congrega
.assembled in the church to
the music and declamation
its and the address by Dr.
The music contest consisted
igs by half dozen small boys
rle, all of which were credi
rendered. The judges in this
' Mrs. J. M. Shaffer, Mrs.
ur Hading and Mr. Whit Har
t warded the medal to Master
('Mims, the son of Mr. E. J.
Miras? %
There were two declamation con
test^, the participants or contest
ants jin each beinir six girls and
likewise rendered their selec
Bftry creditably. In the first
g the ?medal was awarded lo
8ffcita ^Ouzts, a daughter of j
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ouzts, and
Mia's Florence Miras of Edgefield
wai awarded the medal in the sec
ond contest. Misses Lucile and An
nie Mae Culbreath of the Rehoboth
>n would have competed for
I th^ttJahvls but a puncture in their
^irjjp^ r ure delayed their ar
"T?vafrxRitf? af ter the contest closed. '
However,.af ter reaching th 2 church,
they came forward bj request and
rendered their selections beautiful
ly.
At the close of the contests Dr.
E. Pendleton Jones was introduced
by Mr. J. M. Shaffer, who as mas
ter of ceremonies, was entitled to a
medal for the way he rendered his
part. Dr. Jones made a very vigor
our temperance argument, going for
the liquor traffic with gloves off.
His admirable address was effect
ively rendered and was well received.
A vocal trio by Mrs. John R.
Tompkins. Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman
and Mrs. W. L. Dunovant was
beautifully rendered.
On every hand, at the close of
the exercise, could be heard remarks
to the effect that the day had been
profitably as well as pleasantly
spent.
Just as Expected.
The Journal has contended all
along that while up to this time the
whiskey forces had been apparently
making no effort to stay the prohi
bition landslide in this State, it
could be counted certain that they
were not going tu let prohibition
win by default. We declared that
it was contrary to their custom to
sit idly by and see whiskey voted
out of any city, county or State.
Sure enough the first move came
some two or three weeks back when
an effort was made to secure an in
junction which would have prevent
ed the election. This effort failed.
Now comes an announcement out d(
Columbia that "the Local Option
League of South Carolina" has been
organized with headquarters in Co
lumbia, and that the league proposes
to make a vigorous fight against pro
hibition in this State. Strangely
enough no names of any members
connected with the league were given
in the dispatch sent out from Co
lumbia. The people of the State
would, like to know who is at the
head of it.
It makes no difference if two doz
en "Local Option Leagues of South
Carolina" are organized, prohibition
is going to carry in this State next
month by a tremendous majority.
Indeed we believe that it will carry
every county in the State with the
possible exception of three or four.
South Carolina is just as sure to
vote prohibition as cold weather is
to come this winter.-Spartan burg
Journal, August 28.
The Old "War Morse" aays
Vote "Diy" Ticket.
Mr. Editor:- Please allow me
space in your paper to write a few
words on the blind tiger. We see it
is still being used around here and
elsewhere. If we go to picnics or
any place of enjoyment, we find it
there. I heard a fellow -say some
time ago he couldn't talk to a girl
if he didn't have a little whiskey
along. 1 always thought different
from that. If I had any they would
not talk to me. But the day has
changed since then, so now let's
get in style. We might as well be
ont of the world as to be out of the
style. When the ladies go to bay a
dress they get as little as necessary
to make one, so let's do without the
blind tiger entirely. The law is be
ing enforced, but it can be better
enforced if the good citizens will
pull together. Kow remember the
14th of Septembr and go the polls
early, take your wives and sweet
hearts along to see that you vote
dry. The ladies are going to the
baseball games with their husbands
and sweethearts and I think some
times they could vote better than
the men. Even the old time darkies
say if they could vote, they would
do all they could against blind ti
gers. It is our duty to fight it all
we can.
J. M. Minor.
McCormick, S. C.
Growers of Asparagus Held 1
Meeting in Aiken Saturday. \
Saturday afternoon at the court- '
house, a meeting was held of the J
Sooth Carolina Asparagus Associa- *
don, and the members present (vere
addressed by Mr. Arthur R. Rule, \
vice-president and general manager c
of the North America Fruit Ex- 1
change.
The South Carolina Asparagus *
Association is a new organization
formed by the amalganating of clubs 1
which had been formed to procure *
.eheapetucates-and.-io facilitate th* ?
marketing of the product. 1
The town of Trenton, Ridge I
Spring, Williston, Blackville, Elko a
and Hattieville were among the (
prime movers in the organization of \
the large association.
The officers in charge are Mr. J. \
B. Koight, president; B. R. Till- ,
man, Jr., secretary and trea3urer. \
The directors of the association
are: F. T. Carwile, Ridge Spring,
B. M. Asbell, Ridge Spring; B. R. j
Tillman, Jr., Trenton; M. C. Kitch
ins, Williston; P. L. Shuler, Wil
liston; D. E. Crouch, Elko; B. M.
Hair, Elko; Idis Bradham, Hattie
ville.
The association had extended an
invitation to Mr. Rale to come to 1
Aiken and advise the association as
to the best methods of shipping the
asparagus, and to see if the North
America Fruit Exchange would
handle the association's product.
Mr. Rule gave the members who
had assembled an entertaining
talk, and if some of his suggestions
are followed out, there is no reason
why this seotion of the state can
not become the leading asparagus
market. Mr. Rule said that the
product of the association reaches
the northern market at a time when
the market is hungry for the edi
ble, and the prices will repay those
who ship the asparagus.
A tentative agreement between
Mr. Rale and the association was
entered into, ana Columbia as a
central shipping point was talked
of. If Columbia is chosen as the
shipping point, a sales manager fur
nished by the North America Fruit
Exchange will have charge of the
office, and this manager will be as
sisted by local managers at the scat
tered shipping points.
The amount of asparagus to be
shipped is around 150 cars for the
season at present, bat as the raisers
of truck realize the advantage of
the market, the number of cars
shipped will increase.
Committees have been appointed
to selecta uniform crate and have
them properly labeled, which Mr.
Rule claims is one of the best fea
tures of the association's endeavors
to pat South Carolina's asparagus
on the market.
The members after discussing va
rious other matters of interest to the
organization, adjourned to meet in
January.-Journal and Review.
For Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tonie,
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria and builds up the system. A true tonio
and svre Appetizer. For adults and children. 60c,
JLI?J&?NIUJN fluwa.
Miss Boukmght Entertained
Beautifully. Concert a Sue- j
cess Socially and Finan
cially. - ,
The beautiful Bonknight home
has been the scene of gayety and
the accustomed hospitality for al
most the entire summer. Morning
M rd parties and motor parties
ifforded by the loveiy and beloved
poung mistress of the home have
been the pleasing and happy pas
time. Those who have been arnon?
:he honor guests are Miss Lara
Mims from Ed geh* eid, Mise Agnes
Plythe from Augusta, Miss Laura
[Nark from Scotland Neck, N. JO., &?
Mr. Geo. P. Reyn rids, Hartsyille, ^
Vir. J. Frank Simmons, Charleston,
Mr. A. H. Macauly Chester.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Courtney
lave returned from Washington,
r*?. C., where they enjoyed a two
veeks stay. Mrs. .Courtney however
lid not forget her friends, but
wrought them as a beautiful souve
lir a friendship fern. It is a privi
ege to claim this most enthusiastic
ind interesting club woman.
Mrs. J. F. Bettis and Mr. Wil
iam Bettis are in Orangeburg,
ruests of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Wolfe.
Mrs. Anna Eidson and Mrs. T.
?. Salter are at Clark's Hill this
veek in attendance upon the wo
nan's missionary convention.
Mr. John Dorter from Birming
?am. Ala., and his three sons have
>een visitors at the home of Mr. G.
?. Salter. They made the trip in a
?andsome Cadillac.
Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Day gave a
>eautiful supper party in Wednes
day evening last complimentary to
Prof. and Mrs. H. W. Scott.
Mrs- Ben Harrison is enjoying a
risit to friends in Saluda.
Miss Ruth Salter and Master .
? red Salter have returned from a
lome again after a month's stay
tmong the mountains- of North
karolina and their friends are hap- i
>y to see them.
Mr. W. F. Roper . from Colurc
)ia spent the week end with his
vife and baby who are visiting
1?re.
Miss Etheredge from Saluda is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. F. C.
3 lack.
Miss Owdom from Saluda has
been the attractive guest of little
Cornelia Webb.
Miss Lillie Haltiwanger from
Ninety Six is the admired guest .
of Miss Geo. Wise.
Mrs. J.E. Walker and Mr. Doug
las Wise were ,guests pf Mr. and
Mrs. Mark Cox' of Johnston, S. 0.,
on Monday last.
Those who attended the concert
on Friday evening last and heard
the program in recitation, voice and
piano never so fully appreciated the
home talent as on this ooaaaion.
Every selection was splendidly ren
dered. Special mention must be
made of the quartette who for the
first time appeared before the pub
lic. This quartette was composed
of Prof. Scott, Mr. Julius Vann,
Mr. B. R. Tillman and Mr. Fred
Long. They captivated the audience
from the beginning and each num
ber was lovely and enthusiastically
applauded. The concert was a suc
cess socially and financially and
among the large audience we were
gratified to see many of our Edge
field friends.
Finest Melon of the Season.
The Advertiser is indebted to
Mr. J. 0. Herin, one of the most
progressive farmers of the Long
Branch community,. for the finest
watermelon that we have seen this
season. It weighed 56 pounds and
supplied more than could be con- .
sumed, in 24 hours by The Adver
tiser household. Mr. Herin grew
this enormous melon on land from
which he cut a heavy yield of vetch
hay. This will be a point for
Demonstration Agent Lott in his
advocacy of leguminous crops. Mr.
Herin did not plant the melons un
til late in May, yet a very satisfac
tory crop was made. The large mel
on which he sent us was the marvel
of all who saw it. Mr. Herin easily
stands at the head of melon grow
ers in the county this year. We are
grateful for his thoughtful kindness
in sharing with us so generously.

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