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The Foragers in the Army.
Arter the retreat of the enem
across Cedar Creek, in the valley c
Virginia, we returned to Fisher
Hill, a beautiful grove. It was af te
.a hard day's march, and as soon s
we stopped the foragers struck ot
Tight and left over the mountains o
either side to hunt up whatever the
could find in which these mountai
homes so abounded, in good, fres
buttermilk, golden butter-the lik
can only be' found in the South sav
in the valley of Virginia-apple bul
ter, fruits of all kinds, and occasion
ally the foragers would upon a ke?
of good old mountain corn, apple
jack or peach brandy-a "nectar fi
-for the gode," when steeped in brigh'
These men were called "foragers1
from their habit of going throug]
the country, while the army was oi
the march or in camp, buying up lit
tie necessaries and "wet goods," am
bringing them into camp tp sell o:
share with their messmates. It mat
tered not how long the march, hov
tired they were, when halted for th<
night's camp, while other! woulc
drop down, exhausted, too tired t<
even put their tents or cook a sup
per, these foragers would overcome
every obstacle, climb mountains, anc
?wade rivers in search of something
to eat or drink, and be back in came
before day. In every regiment and
company you could find these fora
gers, who were great stragglers,
dropping in the rear or flanking to
the right or left among the farm
houses in search of honey, butter oe
liquor of some kind. Some of these
foragers were never known to be
without whiskey during the whole
war. Where, how, or when they got
it was a sealed book to the others.
These foragers, too, when out on one
of their raids, were never very par
ticular whether the owner of the
meat or spring house, or even the
cellar, was present or not, should
they suspicion or learn from outside
parties that these places contained
that for which they were looking. If
at night, they would not disturb the
old man, but while some would,
watch, others would be looking in
his pig pen, chicken roost, or milk
house. Someone has^said "A rogue
in the army, a rogue at home," but
.this I deny. I have known men who,
at home were as honorable, honest,
upright, and who would scorn a dis
honest act, turn out to be veteran
foragers, and rob and steal anything
they could get their hands on from
.the citizens, friend or foe alike. They
grew to look upon all as "fish for a
.. soldier's net." I remember the first
night on Fisher's Hill, after fight
ing and marching all day, two of our
fellows crossed the Massanutton
.mountain and down in the Luray val
ley, a distance of ten miles or more,
and came back before day with as
unique a load of plunder as I ever
While in one the mountain gorges
they came upon a spring house a few
hundred feet from the little cabin,
nestled and hid in one of those im
penetrable caves, where the owner,
no doubt, thought himself safe from
all the outside world. They had lit
tle difficulty in gaining an entrance,
but all was dark, so kneeling down
and examining the trough they found
jars of pure sweet milk, with rich,
yellow cream. This of course, they
could not carry, so they drank milk
until they didn't want milk. ' While
searching around for something else
that was portable, they found lots of
i butter in a churn, and to their aston
ishment, a ten-gallon keg of peach
brandy. Now they were in the plight
of the man who, "when it rained
mush had no spoon." They had only
their canteens, and there was no
funnel to pour it through. But ihe
mother of invention, as usual, came
to their assistance. They, poured out
the milk in the jars, filled two for
each and returned over the. mountain
?with a jar of brandy under each
arm, and a ball of butter in each
Now that is a forager in the army,
no matter which way he-.goes, every
time he makes a dive he brings up
the bate. It was said that a good
forager made a good soldier, didn't
seem to be afraid of bullets. Two of
the foragers killed a sheep and were
to bring it to camp but they met up
with a "two-by-rfour" general and he
made them take it to his quarters.
"I'm going to stop this stealing," he
said. The boys were greatly enraged
but could not say anything. But they
made up their minds that after he
got through with the sheep they in
tended to make him swallow a dog.
There was a big Newfoundland
, dog in the neighborhood, so after a
week or ten days they spirited the
dog off in a swamp and killed him
with a hatchet, hung him up to a
black-jack and dressed him. They
had to go about a mile out of their
way to pass the general's quarters.
.As they got near his quarters he
said, "Another stolen sheep?" "Yes,
.general, we are hungry and had to
to do some way." "Well, bring it in,
I shall take it from you, for as I have
just stated, I'm going to put a stop
to soldiers stealing." The boys kept
the secret for about ten days; they
told the other boys what they had
done. "Now, when the general pass
as our camp, we want the whole com
pany to grab each other, and snap,
bark and howl." The general wore a
big, broad-brimmed white hat with
a black feather. One could tell him
a half mile away. The boys got on
the side of the road when the gen
eral came up and what a howl they
made was . distressing, so much so
that the general said "What's the
matter, boys?" One cf the boys cried
out and said "General, the last sheep
you took from us was a Newfound
land dog." He smiled and rode on.
So he did swallow a dog and every
one was glad.
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
Meeting Str?et Club.
Saturday afternoon the Meeting
Street Democratic club elected the
following officers: Phesident, J. M.
Shaffer; vice-president, J. F. Payne;
secretary and treasurer, J. H. Cog
burn. Capt. J. R. Blocker was elect
ed a member of the county executive
committee and J. M. Shaffer, J. F.
Payne, E. G. Lewis and J. R. Block
er were elected delegates to the
Letter From a Pine Grove
Dear Mr. Editor:
I very often read letters from
other school children and will you
please give me just a little corner in
The farmers in our settlement are
beginning to think "What about the
farming this time?" If it doesn't
quit raining we won't have anything
to feed the boll weevil on this year.
Mr. W. E. Harling and Miss Lucy
Harling of Greenwood, Mr. M. G.
Collins and little Miss Ella Collins
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Edgar Timmerman Sunday.
"Uncle Nick" Griffis spent last
Thursday at the home of Mr. Jim E.
Mr. Clyde Glauzier and Mr. Pierce
Byrd spent Saturday right with Mr.
P. A. Timmerman and Mr. Walter
Miss Sallie Smith and. little Edna
Timmerman spent last Saturday,
night and Snuday with Mrs. Frontis
Mr. Pat Williams, Mr. Strom and
his two little children, Leila and Zel
ma, were guests in the Limestone
section last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Williams, Mr.
Robert Harling and Master William
Byrd spent last Sunday at the home
of Mri and Mrs. G. M. Timmerman.
Mrs. Annie Harling spent the
week-end in Greenwood with her son,
Mr. R. L. Harling.
Will come again.
It is really a simple matter to pre
pare many of our accustomed sweets
without sugar. There are a number
of sugar-containing substances which
will furnish the desired sweet flavor
and a slight'readjustment with re
gard to the liquid in any given reci
pe, is almost all that is required.
Honey, cane syrup, molasses, ma
ple syrup, sorghum and. corn syrup
make up a considerable list of sweet
ening agents from which to select,
almost any one of which may be used
to replace the solid sugar to which
we have been accustomed.
There are a number of sweet
fruits which, in the dried state, espe
cially, are splendid sweetening
agents. Raisins, dates, figs and the
somewhat neglected dried pear, all
serve to add sweetness to the foods
with which they are combined, and
help to save sugar.
In general it may be said that 1
cup of sugar may be replaced in any
cecipe by 1 cup of honey, cane or
mapl? syrup or molasses, or by 1 2-3
cups of corn syrup. At 'least Vi cup
of liquid for every cup of honey or
syrup used to replace sugar must be
deducted from the recipe.
In cooking fruits, such as apples,
it has been noticed that ling, slow
cooking helps to develop sweetness.
Moreover, very little liquid should
be added during the cooking process,
the purpose being to concentrate the
natural fruit juice present and in
crease the relative sweetness. Hence,
in baking apples, sufficient time
should be allowed for this develop
ment of the sweetness in the fruit.
(Copied from Gov. Form No.
Recipes for sugarless desserts, pud
dings, sauces, pies, cakes, candies,
etc., may be found at the Home
Demonstration office or will be sent
"AU For Edgefield; Edgefield
RED OAK GROVE
(Continued from page One)
entertainments Mrs. Tillman and
others have been giving each year
lately for the girls and boys, repre
senting the different schools. We be
lieve it has many helpful advantages.
Rev. Barnes at Red Hill seems to
be gaining esteem more and more as
he grows in acquaintance. His en
thusiastic assistance to thc Sunday
school work is a great advantage,
and is reaching out.
Mrs. Mamie Bussey will be hostess
for our circle on the fifth of May.
We hope now, that spring has,
come, and the days are longer, that
the leader of our Mission Study class
will meet with hearty and earnest
co-operation of the class, thereby
making a success of this important
branch of our Mission work.
Mrs. John Holland of Greenwood
will spend next week with her pa
Little John Samuel is a permanent
guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Agner.
Come to Sunday School! ;
We wish to make next Sunday
"Attendance Banner Day" in our
Sunday school. I want everyone
throughout the whole community,
and ESPECIALLY strangers and
children, to be present.
If you are a stranger, be there,
and if we do not make you feel wel
come and absolutely at home, we will
not request you to come again. Wel
come! Everybody Welcome!
Little children, I shall expect you.
J. H. CANTELOU,
Supt. Baptist S. S.
A Prophet Loved and Honored
Dr. R. G. Lee does not belong in ^
class with prophets that are without
honor, as he is greatly beloved anti
honored at home and abroad. That
he has made for himself a name as a
public speaker is evidenced by the
numerous invitations which he is re
ceiving to deliver addresses. On May
5 he will deliver an address before
the Y. M. C. A. of the South Caro
lina University. On May the 22 he
will deliver an address at Connie
Maxwell Orphanage, the occasion'be
ing the celebration of tho day when
the first child was received at the ?
orphanage a number of years ago,
and on May 23 he will preach a com
mencement sermon at Blackville.
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
"Concern: . - - * " . jjj?SM*1
Whereas, Mrs. Eleanor S. Schnell
has made application unto this Court
for final discharge as executrix in re ;
the estate of Mrs. Eleanor S. Ivey,
deceased, on this the 10th day of
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or parties i
interested, to show cause before me
a tmy office at Edgefield Court House
South Carolina, on the 10th day of
May 1920, at ll o'clock a. m., why
said order of discharge should not be
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
FOUND: On the streets of Edge
field lady's gold ^ye-glasses with
chain attached. Owner can get glass
es by calling at The Advertiser office
and paying for this advertisement.
J. W. REESE.
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Besides others, the abo^
merchandise trade in Edg
customers. We are ever
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Ladies' Summer Dressps,
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We carry a complete
Candidate for Warden.
I am a candidate for Warden from
Ward No. 5, town of Edgefield, sub
ject to rules of the town election.
W. P. McMURRAIN.
MONEY TO LEN?
On proved real estate, town and
country. Short and long terms.
T. B. GRENEKER,
FOR SALE: Pure breu 0 'roc Jer
sey pigs, entitled to registration. Will
be ready for delivery May 15.
T. B. GRENEKER
Attorney at Law
Office in the
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