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EDGEFIELD, S, C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1920
Annual Sunday Rally- Car Load
Tobacco Shipped, Mrs.
Walker and Mrs.
Sunday, Sept. 12, was the Annual
Rally. Day at the Baptist church, and
the day was a great one, the Sunday
School beginning the with 358 present
Since the organization of this
church, its members have always been
earnest, loyal supporters in both at
tendance and gifts, and this annual
day but marked another milestone in
its many years of work for the master.
After Sunday school all gathered in
the auditorium, and after the prelim
inary service with special music, the
church roll was called by clerk J.L.
Walker, and a report of the work of
the church for the year was given,
which was a wonderful one, the cam
paign aiding this.
The sermon by Dr.C. J. Thompson
which was most appropriate, and was
a fine and scholarly one.
Acting Postmaster, J. H. Payne,
has received notice from the Post Of
fice Department, Washington, that
he may close the Post office at John
ston, at 5 o'clock instead of 6 o'clock,
as heretofore as the hours are too
The following are hours observed:
7: A. M. to 5: P. M.
Returning at 7:30 to meet the
South bound train.
The Womans' Missionary Society of
the Baptist church has abolit suffi
cient funds on hand to purchase the
dining room furniture for the new
Baptist school near Speigner's, that
has been adopted by the Ridge asso
ciation. Rev. Posey is in charge of this I
school, which is in a community where j
such was in great need.
The tobacco product, at date, is
very gratifying, this being the ship
ping point of the vicinity. Three car
loads, of 30,000 pounds of the leaf
has been shipped.
Mrs. David Philips, of Springfield,
is the guest of her mother, Mrs. Mary
The recent meeting- of the W.C.T.U.
held with Mrs. J. A. Lott concerned
chiefly, the coming state convention,
to be held here Sunday, Oct. 3, to5.
All committees to faciilitate the work
of the entertaining union ware ready
with reports, and the hospitality com
mittee is still busyi The delegates are
expected to arrive on Saturday even
ing's trains. The convention will be
held at the Baptist church. On Mon
day and Tuesday lunch will be served
here for all delegates and W. C. T.
Guests this week of Mrs. Joseph
Cox are her sister, Mrs. Hammes of
Jonesville, and Miss Routt. On Wed., j
nesday these with Mrs. John Wright,
went over to Batesburg to attend the
Mrs. Jessie Rushton has gone to
Clio to teach and Miss Eva Rushton
leaves in a few days to resume charge
of her same school duties.
Mrs. Gall and family have gone to
Leesviille to join Mr. Gall, who is
cashier of the local bank.
Miss Leone Gall has entered Win
Miss Annie Crouch attended the
weddings of her two class mates at
Bennettsville, recently, acting as a
bride's maid. These two brides were
Miss Annie Mowry and Miss Annie
Mesdames, J. M. Turner and B. T.
Adams are at home from a visit to
their sister, Mrs. Sallie Stanfield, at
An occasion that was of great
pleasure to everyone present was that
of Thursday afternoon when Mrs.J.
Howard Payne and Mrs. Earl Smith
jointly entertained, this being in the
home of the latter.
The rooms were fragrant with bas
kets of flowers, and here and there
on the large piazza twenty tables for
Rook were arranged. After cordial
Greetings, and receiving a place card,
an animated game ensued; music be
ing enjoyed during the time.
Pink and white block cream was
served, with pound cake. f
Messrs. Philomon Waters, Samuel
Watson and Jacob Smith will leave
thisweek for Bailey Military Institute.
Miss Annie Stokes left on Friday
to take charge of a school in the upper
part of the state.
The friends of Mrs. M. E. Norris
are delighted to see her out again af _
ter a two weeks prostration from- a
severe fall which she received.
Mrs. Harry Hamilton, whom every
one so pleasantly remembers as Miss
Lucile Mobley, was operated on last
Thursday, at University Hospital,
University, Va. for goitre.
The news comes that she is doing
well following this. Her mother,Mrs.
Ann Mobley has been with her most
of the Summer.
Mrs. Calhoun Kammer entertained
the young matrons club in a very
happy manner on Friday afternoon,
and her home was artistically decora
ted in golden rods.
Two tables of Rook were arranged,
and the members and visitors all en
joyed this. Chocolate and white block
cream and cake were served,
srhmf ipnu7SO?n ltNsa^yerc ' eta
On Saturday afternoon, Mesdames
J. L. Walker and Wilmot Ouzts enter
tained about forty of their friends in
a charming manner, in the home of
As the guests arrived they were
refreshed with punch served by Mis
ses Bettie Waters and Marie Lewis.
On the Rook tables were bon bon
dishes of chocolate to enjoy during
After a pleasant game, a variety
of sandwiches and iced tea were ser
Mrs. W. E. LaGrone entertained
with a bridge party on Friday morn
ing in compliment to Mrs. Glenn Ison,
of Spartanburg, and following the
game an elaborate luncheon was ser_
ved. The guest prize was a box of1
Mrs. G. D. Walker was hostess_for
the PiTau Club on Wednesday after
noon, there being several guests, with
After music and conversation all
enjoyed a game of Rook.
The hostess, assisted by Mrs. Mims '
Walker and Miss Orlena Cartledge
served a tempting salad course.
Mr. George Hubbard, a former res
ident, has purchased a home in Au
gusta and is now residing there.
Miss Crawford will spend the win
ter months in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. B.T. Boatwright, and will act in
the capacity of governess.
Report of Meeting of Music
. Mrs, H. C. Mitchell was hostess for
an unusually interesting meeting of
the Philharmonic Club for September.
After the business was dispensed
with, Miss Elizabeth Rainsford took
charge of the musical program, which
was taken from the music of olden
days. Mrs. Madison Tucker sang very
beautifully "The Shrine" which every
one enjoyed. Miss Elizabeth Smith
who is an accomplished pianist played
a lovely piano solo. Mrs. J. L.Mims
and Mrs. Tillman Played a piano duet
which was followed by "The Sweetest
Story Ever Told" by Miss Rainsford.
Mrs. H. C. Mitchell who is a fav
orite pianist in the club played "Alice,
Where Art Thou?" with her usual
skill and beautiful touch.
After the program the hostess ar_
ranged an interesting contest, the
name of the composer Rubenstein
being used to make as many words as
possible from. Mrs. Mamie Tillman
the President, was awarded the prize,
a box of correspondency cards.
Mrs. Madison Tucker was welcomed
into the club, while Misses Hortense
Woodson, Beaufort Reynolds, Harriet
Holmes, Gladys Rives, and Mrs. Sa
ker were visitors.
The hostess served a delightful
salad course and iced tea, assisted by
Miss Snow Jeffries and Elizabeth
Resolutions On Sabbath
Be it resolved: That we, the mem
bers of the Mizpah Bible Class of
Johnston Methodist church, wish to
put ourselves on record as being op
posed to Sunday amusements, such
as airplane exhibits, baseball, bathing
and any questionable amusements.
Furthermore we wish to ask our
County and town to do all in their
power to prevent any such Sabbath
Miss Rachel Scott.
Miss Eva Rushton,
Miss Sue Smith,
Mrs. H. S. Toney,
Miss Florence Mims Writes
Sunday the twenty ninth, the first
time in six weeks, Aurora was favored
with a rain. I concluded that the,
teachers brought the good luck. One?
remembered that her first Sunday in
every new town was a rainy day. Here
nearly all streets are paved, so that
one does not have to contend with
True to my life long custom I start.'
ed to Sunday school in the morning/
got even so far as the Methodist^
church door and found it locked. La
ter I learned that there is only one
service during the day and that it is
in the evening.
The town has two churches, . a
Methodist and a Catholic.
I remind myself of the type of man,
often used in illustrations. He goes
from his office to his home and back
again, living within the boundary of
one straight line. However my life is
a little more complicated., a four cor
nered affair, from the school to the
post office and from there to my room
and my boarding place. At the first
place I get learning or rather dispense
it, at the next I get mail, whose
price is above rubies, and at the latter
two, rest and food.
But to continue my diary of a day,
we lunch at noon, sup at six md
breakfast just as late as we dare, of
In the afternoon we stroll, for both
the scenery and the company are
good. This bracing air gives us appe
tites that are a menace to "Hooverish"
The five of our faculty who live
together, and I call the five the gang
not because they have the gang spirit,
but rather the gang habit attended 'a
church service in Aurora for the first
time Sunday night. This was at seven^.
thirty an hour earlier than I have
been accustomed. tp.rThe. church , was;,
small, but congregation smaller. I like
big churches even if there is little lik_
lihood of their being filled, for it
seems to offer a more extensive wel
come and everyone is at all times sure
of a seat. It is the same principle, it
seems to me as that of hhtching your
wagon to a star. Make your ideals
high, though you know you will fall
below them. Make them low and
you may fall even correspond
ingly below that. Build big places of
worship and that will inspire the peo
ple to attend and inspire you to go
then. Though I would rather
hear an excellent sei-mon in a small
church than vice versa. This is what
we heard, an excellent address by a
man wo said that he preferred
not to stand behind a pulpit, but out
nearer the audience where he felt
freer. His subject was power. Among
other things he made the remark that
the world is filled with potential pow
er; what we need is, not more 01 it
but a better way of han*diing it-what
we possess as individuals and what
we find in the outside world in the
vast resources of nature. It is a better
thing to spend a day in town and get
an idea, than to spend a week and get
a great many more things that I could
Lovely Dinner Party.
Mrs. W. C. Deloach. *was hostess
last week at a delightful dinner for
some of her friends, on her seventy
fourth birthday. Those present were:
Mrs. W.B.Cogburn, Mrs. Mar?r Norris,
Mrs. Kate Cheatham, Mrs. Pamela
Holland, Mrs. Kate Mims, Mrs. Barn
well Jones and Mrs. Morrall. The
whole day was spent in pleasant con
versation and exchange of reminiscen
ces, and at the noontide hour a mag
nificent dinner was served. All who
attended have been speaking of the
occasion ever since in most glowing
terms, and wish Mrs. DeLoach many
happy returns of the day.
Lest You Forget.
Let ?me remind you that Chamber
lain's Tablets not only cause a gentle
movement of the bowels but improve
the appetite and strengthen the di
For Sale: Nine Duroc pigs three
and a half months old, two young
mules, one four year old and one
coming three, both home raised.
L. R. Brunson, Sr.
Cleora, S. C.
pjlt Was the Death Struggh
'?jWhen Grant Confronted L<
On the Rap ?dan.
, ^ It is not that I wish to worry 1
' l&oody theft, that I am writing t
article but simply to prove some 1
tory by facts and by experience.
Grant was put in command of t
jarmy on the Potomac and crossed t
Rapidan May 4, 1864. While I w
ft St. Petersburg I found that all t
Federals lool- upon Grant as the mc
brilliant GP- al of his day, and
shall prove t .9 was not. Yes, t
most of thos . i e-headed Yanke
Tjelieve t'. was one of t
most brilli; .als, since Was
ingbon. Grant was not a great coi
?bander, but\he was a man of cle
brain. He saw that brute force aloi
.could shatter the Army of Northe:
Virginia, and had the courage to
Soot that plan. We will come back
the events of the Rapidan; Grai
crossed the Rapidan on the4th of Mi
1864, with what resembled a coun
Jess host : heavy -masses of blue infa;
try with glittering bayonetts; huf
ranks of rifled artillery with sui
rounding cannoneers, and long co?
umns of horsemen armed with sab<
and repeating carbines, that made tl
very earth shake and woods echo wit
their heavy tramp,, mingled with th
rolls of wheels.
--In front of this countless host stoo
a little army of gaunt and ragged me
looking on and waiting without re
ranting their advance.
, Did they intend to dispute the pas
.age of that great multitude towar
'Richmond? That was exactly their in
ten lion. General Lee had 62,000 of a
good fighters as the world ever saw
General Grant had 200,000. Genera
Lee was ready for the great collision
The sixty thousand were going t<
order the two hundred thousand ti
?h?lt,. As Grant began to move throug]
the wilderness, General Lee strucl
at him. Grant had no thought of J
?K^isiort in jhe.wldenjess^^but Lee'
great mind computed with the mat!
ter. He knew that Grant could not usi
his artillery and cavalry as he coule
in the open. On the Morning of Mai
the 5th these two tigers were watch,
ing each other in this tangle bot!
ready to spring. Generral Lee advan.
ced and delivered battle. It was hi;
aim to shut up Grant in the wildernesi
and drive him back beyond the Rap.
idan or destroy him. It was early ir
the day when these two tigei'S grap.
pied with each other and thc
struggle v/as long and desperate,
We have General Lee's testimony tc
the fact that the Federal attempts to
drive back-General Hill were repeated
and desperate. All failed and Hill
stubbornly held the ground. At n.ght
the enemy withdrew the fighting for
the day was over. The two tigers had
drawn back and crouched down,
bleeding and panting heavily, gather,
ing new strength for the fiercer con
flict the next day.
But the gray and blue forms that
lay in the bushes did not move.
This was Grant's first strike at Lee.
It was not until the Federal army was
at the very door of Richmond in 1862
when General Lee took command of
the army of northern Virginia, when
he outwitted McClellan and whipped
two armies much larger than his own,
stopped their advance, drove back the
Federal armies, saved Richmond and
?saw such generalship. Grant was the
was famous in a day. The world neer
seventh General that Washington fit
ted against Lee with the finest army
of veterans the world ever saw. Even
then Lee fought probably as no other
general ever fought, and against odds
that would have driven Napoleon to
weep. Therefore I say Grant was not
a great general. Had he been put in
command of the Federal army at any
time from 1861 to 1863 he would have
been laid on the shelf with Scott, Mc
Dowell, McClellan, Burnside, Hooker,
and Mead. But in this death struggle
General Lee kept together that thin
gray line of ragged hungry men
growing thinner and more hungry
each day . His courage, his wonder
ful presence and strong personality
kept them in battle array, fighting to
the last ditch.
On the morning of the 6th of May,
second day, was ushered in with thun
The second day was more terrible
than the first. The gray lines surged
forward : the thicket was full of smoke
j and quick flashes of flame. The
woods took fire from the guns and the
clouds of smoke blinded the combat,
ant. At nightfall Lee'* men had.
driven the enemy from their front line
but nothing gained. Ten thousand
dead and wounded added gloom and
horrow to the wilderness that shocked
the eye and sickened the heart. Grant
saw his danger and there was but one
thing for him to do, and that was to
get out of the wilderness.
Now Mr. Editor, I am going to
prove some history.
In two years, nine months, and nine
days (1,000) days from June 1, 1862
until April 9, 1865 General R. E. Lee
fought seven great campaigns against
six picked generals.
At its greatest his army numbered
less than 85,000 men poorly equipped,
badly supplied with food and clothing,
yet in one thousand days it put hosr
decombat more than 262,000 Federals.
Thc official records in Washington
show that with a deduction of 2,000
from the casualties of the campaign
before June the first the killed,
wounded, and missing were as fol
lows: against McClellan before Rich
mond, June first 1862 to August 8,18
62, the Federal loss was 22,448. A_
gainst Pope before Washington, June
26, 1862 to September 2, 1862, the
loss was 16,955. Against McClellen in
Maryland September 3, 1862 to No
vember 14, 1862 the loss was 28,5_
77. Against Burnside before Freder.
icksburg Nov. 15, 1862 to January
25, 1862 the loss was 13,214. Against
Hooker on the Rappahannock, Janu
ary 26,1862 to June 27, 1862 the loss
was 25,027. Against Meade on Penn
sylvania June 28, 1864 the loss was
31,530. Against Grant before Rich
mond May 4, 1864 to April*9, 1865,
the loss was 124,390. In one thousand
days Lee put out of action more than
three of our army at maximum. In the
campaign above mentioned, the Fed
eral casualties were double the losses
inflicted by the Duke of Wellington in
ail of his battles Tn Indfa, Spain and
at Waterloo. The killed and wounded
among the Japanese at Port Arthur
were less than those of Grant in his
campaign. Scarcely in the history of
Napoleon's twenty years can the re
cord of such fighting as was done by
Lee's army be paralleled. The total
number of confederates paralleled at
Appomattox April 9, 1865 was: offi_
cers 2,865, men 25,494, total 28"356.
Of troops surrendered only about 20
000 had arms. Grant was facing Lee
eleven months with about 160,000
men and the world to draw from be
sides and did not know how to out
fight Lee with his little band, the best
fighters the world ever saw. But
Grant did know how to apply brute
force. From the wilderness to Peters
burg Lee's army destroyed 60,000
Federals. Grant faced Lee at Peters,
burg for nine months with all the men
and means at his command, but . he
never made an assault on Lee's lines,
but he had the brute force about him
to spriing a mine.
In my next I will tell about the
springing of the mine at Petersburg.
J. Russell Wright.
Big Auction Sale and Demon
A page advertisement in this is
sue tells of a big demonstration of
farm machinery and an auction
sale of real estate at the Bouknight
farm four miles west of Edgefield
on the road to Antioch church
Wednesday, September 22, at 10
o'clock. Every feature of this oc
casion should be of especial inter
est to farmers at this time. The
old system of farming must be laid
aside and new methods adopted, if
farmers are to keep their heads
above water and their affairs out of
the bankrupt courts. The man
who persists in his efforts to grow
cotton, to the neglect of other
crops, will soon be among the "has
beens," and be can blame nobody
except himself. Better lay aside
the old and take on the new-pot
all at one bound, but gradually.
Attend the demonstration and auc
tion sale. Desirable small farms
will be sold at auction on easy
Wanted: Lumber hauled from
Meeting Street. Price paid $7.00 per
thousand. See B. L. Miims at Edge_
A. H. Forrester & Co.
News From Cleora-Tribute to
The boll weevil is playing havoc
with the cotton crop in this section.
Having destroyed all squares it is
now ruining the small bolls, I
don't think it is possible to make
over a half crop, and late cotton
wont make that. But we are for
tunate to have good corn crops. I
don't think I have ever seen them
In the death of Mr. C. M. Wil
liams this community lost one of
its best citizens. Edgefield county
never had a more patriotic citizen.
Whenever any movement was start
ed for the benefit of the county or
community he could always be
counted on to do his full duty. In.
raising funds for the Ked Cross, Y.
M. C. A., Salvation Army or any
other good cause during the war
we never had to solicit a contribu
tion from him. As soon as he found
who was collecting he brought or
sent bis, never had to ask him. for
it. Only a few days before his
death when confined to his bed he
sent $1.00 to the committee collect
ing for our national campaign
fund. He always considered it a
privilege to help in any worthy,,
political or benevolent cause. Mr.
Williams was always ready to do
all he could for anything that was
for the upbuilding of his commu
nity and he will be missed by the
Miss Ellie Mims is spending this
week with her sister, Mrs. L. R.
Mr. Jim Gilchrist was visited
by the stork last week and present
ed with a fine girl baby.
Mr. A. B. Holmes is spending
his vacation on his farm near
The people of this section spent
last week and the week before
working the public roads and put
them in passably condition for the
first time in about four years, and
if the people below Mr. Massin
gale's would work the. road from
Mr.- Turner's to the Hil I place, as
we have this end, we would have a
good from Edgefield to Moultrie's
mill. This was done at no expense
to the county.
We are still without teachers for
the Brunson school.
Mr. and Mrs. Levi Quarles have
returned from the Hot Springs in
Arkansas where they went a month
ago for Mrs. Quarles' health. She
was improved by the treatment.
She has been a great sufferer for a
year with Rheumatism,
Uncle Iv. Morgan did'nt meet us
at the association.
Congaree Presbyterial Institute
to be Held at Trenton Sep
On Friday the 10th of September
a representative body of women of
the Presbyterian churches in Aiken
and Edgefield Counties met ia
Aiken and organized an Institute
for these two counties combined.
The tirst meeting will be held in
Trenton in the Presbyterian church.
There will be an interesting pro
gram both morning and afternoon
with a basket lunch on the grounds
daring the hours between one and \
three. Two of \the best speakers
available will be secured, and they
will be glad to have the men of the
church attund to hear these 3nd to
enjoy with them the social get-to
Every Presbyterian woman in
both counties is especially invited
to be present and bring along with
them any question bearing on the
The Presbyterians of Trenton
most heartily endorse the Institute
and shall do everything within
their power to welcome the visiting,
Fitzmaurice Beling Marriage:
The following wedding announce*
ment will be of great interest to
friends in Edgefield where Miss
Mary Ethel Fitzmaurice has been a
frequent visitor in the home of her
sister Mrs. James--S. Byrd. Dr.
Bolin ? is one of Columbia's leading
Mr. and Mrs. John Fitzmaurice
announce the marriage of their
daughter Mary Ethel to Dr. John
Radford Boling on Wednesday,
September the eighth one thousand
nine hundred and twenty at Colum
bia South Carolina.