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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15. 1920
Ridgedale School Accepte
Baptists. Death of R
Chester. School to Giv
The Ridgedale school at Speij
six miles north of Ward, has
made one of the regular schoc
the State Baptist Convention,
action being taken at the rece??
^ vention. It will be the property c
state, and a Board of Trustees
be appointed. This school was o
ized about three years ago by
Posey, who saw the great ne?
such. Varipus beliefs were sprii
up in this section and the sehe
meeting the needy situation. L"
this time the only aid the schoc
ceived was through the Ridge
ciation, which adopted it a little
a year ago.
A fund is being raised to keep
or three girls at this school, whe
needy of necessities, which fund
most needy one. A contribution
this will go from our town thn
i the Sunbeams. Mrs. W. J. Hat?
' leader, has planned a Christmas
.tertainment for the evening of
17th, given by the little ones,
proceeds of which will go toward
The school library of the Ba;
Sunday school is being greatly en
ed by the young people, and so n
books are in demand that addit
will have to be made, although
shelves are all filled when the bi
are returned. On Sunday morn
the 19th, all contributions of
classes will go toward the purcl
. of more books, and as every one le
a good book, no doubt there will
be a good amount.
The contribution of the Sun
school on the 12th was given to
in the fight against tuberculosis.
The High school will give only
week for a holiday at Christn
There will be school on Saturday
this week so there will be no t:
lost on New Year's observance.
A sign at the postoffice ur
everyone to post early and s<
cards early. Do not wait until Chr
mas eve to mail every thing. T
will allow the mail from getting c
gested and the postoffice officials
minute to breathe, occasionally.
Mr. Leland Chester died-on M<
day last at the home of his father
law, Mr. W. M. Wright after a c<
While in the world war he v
gassed and this later caused tub
culosis to develop. For some time
had been at a sanitarium in Noi
Carolina, but about a month a
came here to join his wife. Mr. Chi
ter was the son of Rev. and M
Chester of Macon, Ga., and was
years of age. He was a young man
many noble qualifications and 1
passing at this age is very sad indee
Besides his widow, who was Mi
Edith Wright, he leaves an infa
k son. Also several sisters . and
The funeral services were co
ducted on Tuesday afternoon by tl
pastor, Rev. David Kellar, and tl
body was laid to rest in the Mt i
Olives cemetery. There were mai
beautiful flowers sent from organiz
. tions and sympathizing friends.
Mrs. Huiet Waters entertained e
Friday afternoon with a xsurpri:
shower for Mrs. William Connerl
a recent bride.
She was assisted in receiving 11
Miss Mallie Waters and the bride
mother, Mrs. P. B. Waters. The hal
way and parlor was artistically de
orated in Christmas greens and re
A large number of friends were ii
vited and after they had arrived a
were asked to write a favorite recir.
for the bride. These were collecte
and made into a book by Mesdame
M. Ji. Wright and M. W. Crouch an
presented to the bride.
The ringing of sleigh bells and th
blowing of a horn, and the door fle-i
H open and Santa Claus was in th
midst, of the "party, with a large pac
I on his back. He searched until h
I found the honoree and then place
? his p?ck at her feet, and disappeare
B as mysteriously as he had arrived.
The pack was opened and con
rf tained all kinds of pretty gifts, eac
jg with a good wish. The honoree feel
9 ingly thanked all for the many beau
I tiful gifts.
I Later a tempting salad course witl
coffee was served.
L Miss Annie Amick of Newberry
is visiting her sister, Mrs. A. B. Lott
Mrs. Robert Cartledge of Green
Iwood has been for a visit to her sis
ter, Mrs. Ben Wright.
Miss Dassie Stevens has been th<
guest of relatives in the Good Hop?
Miss Hallie White had as hei
guests last Sunday, Mr. and Mrs
Jonas McCartha, Mrs. Graham anc
Miss Norma Graham of Leesville.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter mel
Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Harrji
C. Strother and from all the reports
the chapter is in a flourishing condi
A report of the visit to the County
Home was told of by Mrs. J. H.
White, the chapter having spread a
turkey dinner at Thanksgiving for
the inmates. The chapter hopes to
buy a $5 bond to aid in the tubercr.
losis campaign. It will send $1.00 to
state treasurer as requested at con
vention ,to help make the needy wid
ows of veterans spend a happy Christ
mas, also make a gift to aid in giv
ing Christmas cheer at Confederate
Home in Columbia.
? A full report of the State conven
tion held in. Greenville at the Im
perial Hotel was told by Miss Zena
Payne,. As historian of the Edisto
district? she, stated that she was hap
py to report her district ?gain the
banner district for having best his
torical work, and the Mary Ann Buie
chapter as having won the certificate
for best chapter work . She also
stated the full report of this district
given at the convention by Mrs. O. D.
Black, was considered the best.
Mrs. Joe Cox was hostess for the
Apollo Music club Wednesday after
The community sing was discussed
and the song books were reported on
The club will cooperate in the civ
ic improvement movement, and Miss
Denny appointed from the club as a
committee, Mrs. David Kellar, Miss
Frances Turner and Mrs. Joe Cox.
The club decided to buy a $5.00
bond to aid in the tuberculosis cam
A most enjoyable program on
"Serenades" was given. A vocal se
lection, "Schubert's Serenade" by
Mrs. C. P. Corn.
Piano selections-Mrs. Mims Wal
ker, Mrs.N L. S. Maxwell, Miss Barr.
Vocal selection-Miss Crawford.
Piano Duet-"Schubert's Sere
nade"-Mrs. William Connerly and
Miss Frances Turner.
Miss Emma Bouknight who has
just returned from abroad spoke very
interestingly of her impressions of
music abroad. In her remarks she said
it was clearly seen that there was a
decline in students going abroad to
study music. At a noted school there
were only 50 students; where there
had always been over 100.
After the program the hostess
served a dainty salad course with
The W. C. T, U. met during the
past week with1 Miss Clara Sawyer,
with a full attendance, several of the
new members being present, twenty
five having recently been secured.
Mrs. T. R. Denny conducted the
meeting, the devotional being led by
Mrs. Mamie Huie?
.The union voted to-send ^Q? .io
ward the fund that is being raised to
aid Mrs. Margaret Dye Ellis, a great
W. C. T. U. woman, who has done
much in the past, but is -now old and
in a needy condition.
$5.00 was given toward helping
pay for medals presented at the re
cent contest, the union to give more
if the amount is not raised. Mrs. J. H.
White reported a box valued at $23
sent to the Door of Hope.
Mrs. Mamie Huiet told something
of the evangelistical work as follow
ed out by the W. C. T. U. and offer
ed some beautiful suggestions that
met with the hearty approval of all.
The subject for discussion was
"Law Enforcement" and two good
articles were read on this, "What
We Can do to Brinp: About Law En
forcement" and "Who is Responsi
ble?" The next meeting will be with
Mrs. T. R. Hoyt.
Mrs. John Wright is making a
very enthusiastic leader, Children of
the Confederacy, and the last two
meetings have aroused much inter
est among the young people. They
had a box party on Friday evening
in the home of Mrs. P. B. Waters
and a good sum was realized to help
in the work. i
To help the starving children
across the seas, the Baptist Sunday
school, together with other money
contributed by members of the
church, has sent $126.15 to Herbert
Hoover, who will further direct the
Mrs. Irwin Welling has returned
to Darlington after a visit to rela
A party of tourists en route to
Florida, while passing through town,
decided to rest for a night here, find
ing accomodation in a private home.
They liked the town so well that they
spent three days here.
Mrs. Grace Crouch, who has been
in Mullins for the last few months,
is now spending a while in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Crouch.
Miss Leila Bland Tompkins
The young people of the High
School are' vying with the older
young people in their methods, and
plans of having a good time.
On Friday evening Miss Leila
Bland Tompkins entertained at a six
o'clock /dinner for the following
young people : Misses Gertrude Thur
mond, Elizabeth Lott, Hammie Scur
ry, Isabelle. Byrd, Eleanor Mims,
Helen Nicholson, Mary Lyon, Elise
Hudgens and Mitchell and John
.Wells, Allen Edwards, Robert Ouzts,
B. E. Timmerman. Dixon Timmer
m'an and George. Evans. A very elab
orate turkey dinner was served and
the hospitality of the home and the
cheerful atmosphere left a great im
pression on their minds.
$1.25 White Flannel, good quali
ty, 85 cents.
SMITH-MARSH CO. .
Minnesota's Unique Healt
"We must all learn," it is sa
"that play is not a luxury, but a.r
cessity." I have always seen teach!
done by imparting inform?tion in
serious way, but if merriment can1
properly introduced, let it be dor
for a hearty laugh may make
much of an impression ?s a profoui
I had this most forcibly impress.!
upon my mind yesterday when "j
Jo," a famous vaudeville actor ai
clown ,came to the schools of tl
district to interest the children co
cerning the laws of health, and I da
say I shall remember longer what ]
said than I shall the hygiene cour
which I took at college.
His demonstrations proved so e
fective in the lower grades that tl
superintendent brought the cIov\
over to the High School to talk b
fore the faculty and students.
The health officials of the stai
have chosen this channel throng
which the subject of health shall I
He came on?to the platform in
fantastic costume blowing a moul
organ and laughing so heartily, thi
in a moment the whole audience wi
in an uproar. He performed trick
taking out of the waste basket var
ous fruits and vegetables, and tellin
the children which were good an
which were not good for them to ea:
j and then asked questions about whf
he had said, and they all made a sta
I on their replies.
He illustrated his remarks wit
funny motions >and stories and ha
the entire attention of the audienc
the whole time. Personally, I cbul
not take his advice as to eating cai
rots and beets, nor could I drink th
milk, but he made me believe it is ;
good thing, which is more than I hav
before been actually convinced oi
The climax of his program was a ver;
It was very amusing to hear of tb
real efF?ct that his speech made upoi
the students, for several days after
wards. One of the English teacher
asked her class how many drank tea
or coffee since "Jo-Jo" had tob
them it was a bad thing for childrei
to do. Six students, acknowledged bj
all in the class to be the, brightest
arose and said that th^^^^.v?ejih
One little boy said he drank sis
cups of coffee a day. About thal
time the students were given a tesl
and this particular student failed or
it. He came to class next day anc
said. "I have stopped," meaning thal
he did not intend to drink any more
coffee. Such were the results of "Jo.
I wish to thank Mr. Arthur for his
reply to my letter in regard to the
origin of John Philip Sousa. One ol
the music teachers and I were read
ing The Advertiser, and she called
my attention to his article. We both
wei'e surprised and pleased to know
the most interesting origin of his
name. I am very glad I acknowledg
ed my ignorance for I learned some
thing by doing it.
Dial to Support Mr. J. Wm.
Washington, Dec. ll.-Senator
Dial was seen today in reference to
the appointment of a district attor
ney for the Western district of South
Carolina. The name of J. William
Thurmond, he said, had been sent to
the senate. Senator Dial said further
that practically every one in South
Carolina knew that Mr. Thurmond,
the present occupant of the position,
wasi not an original supporter of his.
However, he appreciated very much
the assistance Mr. Thurmond had
rendered him in the late campaign,
and yet at the same time he was un
der prior obligations to friends who
aided him on former'occasions.
/When the question of appointing
Mr. Thurmond's successor came up
he felt it was his duty, the senator
said, to recommend another attorney,
who had always supported him and
who was one of the best lawyers in
the state, residing at a court house
town and therefore accessible to the
litigants and witnesses and to the
court. He stated that he had been in
formed that when the question of
opening the list 4?r new candidates
to enter the senatorial race of South
Carolina in 1918 came up before the
state Democratic executive commit
tee, that Mr. Thurmond advocated
letting others enter, but that later,
and also very recently, he had re
ceived information that this was er
The attorney he recommended, the
senator said, after giving the matter
most careful consideration, decided
that he would not accept the place.
Senator Dial said that his efforts
had always been to harmonize the
people of the state and that his whole
ambition was to serve the entire
people of the state to the best inter
ests of all. He was always mindful
of and duly appreciated the help of
his friends. Senator Dial announced
that he would ask the senate to con
firm the nomination of Mr. Thur
mond and hoped the matter would
be disposed of at an early date.
Springing the Mine at Th
H| . Crater.
?^'Sometime ago I promised to giv
^.description of the springing of th
.jpnine at St. Petersburg. The histor;
'General Grant's campaign by th
??ft flank from the Rapidan to th
.defenses around St. Petersburg is to>
??miliar to need any description.
^';The best equipped army ever mar
iShaled on American soif crossed th
?Rap?dan on May 3, 1864, -with a to
W&roll of 141,160 men fit for dut;
gjMjj&e field. To meet this vast force
<&an?ral Lee could muster bareh
more than 50,000 men. In th?
^Southern Historical Papers," volumi
6,,page 144, there appears the fol
Jobing statement: "Grant says hi
lost, in the campaign from the Wil
|s$ress to Cold Harbor, 39,000, bu
guit?n puts his loss as 60,000, am
fwys'his real loss was nearer 100,001
, From Cold Harbor, where his mer
Stubbornly refused to go like duml
animals into the jaws of death to ,th<
b?ttle of the Crater, General Gram
itt, his official reports shows a loss ol
20,436; men making a total loss ai
admitted,, of 68,436, just about one
half the vast army which commenc?e
1 Such tremendous losses to the ene
nry ;meant ,of necessity irreparable
lo?fvjs to our army, ' hough Genera!
Lee. had repelled ev J assault anci
succeeded in carrying 1 rge majori
ty of. the aggressive ir .nents made
In the light OJ. -^eriences
it was- not surpri. % uC Graet
sought : some other ana different
means of assault than those ordinari
ly^ employed. So he decided that a
mine under bur works should be ex
The excavation was commenced
on June the 25, and completed on
July 28. T^he main gallery of the mine
was five hundred and twenty-two
feel; in. -length and the size of the
galleries were forty each. "Official
Records," Series 1, volume 2, part 1,
pages 137,-.556, 5,63, says: "On July
20, General Grant issued an order
that this, general assault be made on
tte next day, leaving all. thjb1 details
including, the springing of the mi??,
to Major General Meade, and he,
oft the Mame day. issued instructions
Mr titi0;gu>dance of all concerned.
3:30 on the morning of the 30, Major
General Burnside will spring the
mine and his assaulting columns will
immediately move rapidly upon the
breach, seize the crest in the rear,
and effect a ?lodgment there. -Upon
the explosion of the mine all the ar
tillery will open upon the enemy's
But the mine was not exploded un
til 4:45, just one hour and fifteen
minutes after thc appointed hour.
General Grant on the day of the ex
plosion and after he had learned of
its failure, but before he was aware
of how disastrous the failure was,
thus reported to General Hallock,
chief of staff : "Having a mine pre
pared running for a distance of
eighty feet and twenty-twe feet be
low the surface of the ground ready
loaded with 85,000 pounds of pow
der, and covered ways made nearj to
the enemy's line, was sprung at five
o'clock this morning, throwing up
four guns and burying most of a
South Carolina regiment."
"The effort to carry the ridge be
yond, and which would give us St.
Petersburg and the south b?nks of
the Appomattax failed." And on the
next day Grant reported:
"The loss in the disaster of Satur
day last foots up about 3,500 of
whom 45.0 were killed and 2,000
wounded. It was the saddest affair
I have ever witnessed in the war.
Such opportunity for carrying forti
fications I have never seen and do
not expect again td have.
City Point, Va.,
Aug. 1, 1864.
Major General Meade:
Have you any estimate of our
losses in the miserable failure of
Saturday? I think there will have to
be an investigation of the matter.
Preparations were good, orders am
ple, and everything, so far as I could
see, previous to the explosion of the
mine shows that almost without loss
the crest could ' have been carried.
This would have given us St. Peters
burg, with all its artillery and a large
part of the garrison. An intercepted
dispatch states that the. enemy re
captured their line with General
Bartlett and staff, seventy-five com
missioned officers and nine hundred
rank and file, and recaptured five
hundred of their men. Such a blun
der I have never known."
I will now invite your.attention to
the happening of these thrilling
events as seen from the Confederate
side. General Lee with his character
istic truthfulness and conservatism,
makes this brief report of the hap
penings of the day:
"July 30, 1864.
"At 5 a. m. the enemy sprung a
mine under one of the salients on
General B. R. Johnson's front and
opened his batteries upon our lines
and the city of St. Petersburg. In
the confusion caused by the explosion
of the mine he got possession of the
"We have retaken the salient and
driven ,the enemy back to his lines
(Signed) "R. E. Lee."
What I have written is from the
official records of the two command
ing generals, U. S. Girant and R. E.
This severe check seems to have
cured Grant of his taste for pound
ing, pegging away. During the au
tumn the army of the Potomac
fought with the spade and pick rath
er than the rifle and sword. The op
erations were slow, uninteresting, in
glorious, but all the more critical
General Johnson has this to say;
"On the morning of July 30, at 4:30
o'clock we were aroused from sleep
by a most awful explosion. When we
arose the earth trembled like a bowl
of jelly, so that we could scarcely
keep on our feet." He says the Cra
ter measures one hundred and thirty
five feet in length, ninety-seven feet
in breadth and thirty feet deep.
These are historic facts from the
War Records at Washington.
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
Asking Congress to Save the
Washington, Dec. 10.-+The Na
tional Forest Reservation commis
sion, the American Paper and Pulp
association, the National Wholesale
Lumber Dealers' association, the Na
tional Lumber Manufacturers' as
sociation, the National News Print as
sociation, and the chamber of com
merce of the United States have pe
titioned congress to authorize the
purchase of lands and to appropriate
the necessary money for the exten
sion of forest reservations in the
East and South.
The great importance of the world
is said to be emphasized in the re
port on the Senator Capper resolu
tion last spring which showed 80,
000,000 acres of denuded and unpro
ductive timber land in the United
States, while the cutover area is in
creasing at the rate of 4,000,000
acres per annum.
The National Forest Reservation
commission has authorized extensive
purchases in New York and Pennsyl
vania, in the White and Southern
Appalachian mountains in . Grafton
cocn-ty-,~Nt\v - Hampshk'^-iwi^.tmetef
in Madison county North Carolina,
at $4 per acre for 2,948 acres, and
1,345 acres in Burk county, North
Carolina, at $7.50 per acre. There
were also approved for purchase 608
acres in seven tracts in Winston and
Lawrence counties, Alabama, at
$5.19 per acre, and 4,450 acres in
The commission will investigate all
purchasable and desirable tracts in
all the states of the East and South.
It is anticipated that congress will
continue to co-operate in the work.
Edgefield County Teachers'
Saturday the second meeting of
the Edgefield County. Teachers' asso
ciation took place in the Court House
when about a dozen of cur teachers
took advantage of the opportunity
to interchange .experiences and co
operate for the betteriTi3nt of edu
cational conditions in our county.
It should be the duty of teachers
not only to imp?rt information and
inspire aspirations in the hearts of
the children as they find them in the
various communities, but to have a
large vision of what conditions should
be and help the community in which
they live to see the high ideals for a
model school. This can not be done as
long as selfishness and love of ease
blind the vision.
Professor Rentz, principal of the
Trenton school, a very earnest and
interested young man, president of
the asscoiation had charge of the pro
gram. Superintendent of Education,
W. W. Fuller, was present and assist
ed by his sympathy and suggestions.
Prof; Long of the Harmony school
manifested interest in the growth of
Miss Berrie of the Trenton school
spoke with enthusiasm in behalf of
the chairmanship of the committee on
the Athletic Meet in the spring.
Miss Katherine Mims suggested the
idea that an eminent or experienced
speaker be invited to each meeting
which would fill most of the time for
the educational program.
Prof. Brooks of Edgefield gave an
account of the State Teachers' asso
ciation in Calumbia.
Mrs. Mims and Mrs. Tillman were
called on and presented the essay con
test plans for the coming year, for
the W. C. T. U., which plans will be
published in the first January issue
of The Advertiser.
Dr. Guilds, president of the Colum
bia College was present and made a
very forceful and important mes
sage to teachers on Loyalty. If every
teacher would follow the advice of
this address our state and county
would be many decades ahead in
progress and power for good.
FOR RENT: A two-horse farm,
good land, near Mr. Darling Jack
son's in the Philippi section. Apply to
Dr. W. P. TIMMERMAN,
Batesburg, S. C.
Yon Can't Afford to Neglect
Your Fruit Trees."
Under normal conditions the im
portance of the home orchard in sup
plementing the famliy food supply is
too great to be estimated. Therefore,
with the invasion of the boll weevil_
a menace to the South's money crop
and a pest to remain with us-arid
the abnormal prices of all food
(stuff, a few fruit trees should be
planted, about every home. Fall and
winter months are best for orchard
work and there is only one thing
that pays better than having a sound
knowledge of how to care for the or
chard, and that is to USE it and.
make your's the best fruit trees in ?
the county. The mere fact of a high
priced fruit tree having been planted
does not insure fruitful returns, and
if this is not properly cared for all
the owner gets for his labor and mon
ey, invested is a case of disappoint
ment. We urge you to begin at once
I and either plant a few trees or prune,
spray and cultivate those that you
i already have giving these a fair
chance, and note results.
The shortage of good trees and
vine? with the prevailing highe prices
of fruit should be accepted as an ob
ject lesson and the combination ought
to encourage the planting of a few
fruit trees on every farm and better
attention given to the old orchard.
If you have a home orchand, or even
scattered plantings of a few fruit
trees worthy of attention begin at
once to prune, spray, worm and culti
vate; otherwise, arrange to plant one
fourth acre 'approximately 30 trees
and vines.) At this time trees and
vines* enough to plant one-fourth
acre, which is enough to supply the
average family will cost between
$10.00 and $15.00. You can't afford,
to neglect your orchard as the fruit
tree, not unlike man, will get sick
In conjunction with the county
agents throughout the State a cam
paign of winter pruning, spraying,
and -related orchard work is already
on in the various counties. The Hor
ticultural Specialists of the Exten
sion Service, Clemson College, S. C.,
have arranged and are now carrying
out a schedule ^by which/to spend
one to three days'with e^ch county .
agent. If you are .interested in gr ow
ing'fruit either on a small or large
scale'?and d?sire information con
?oe^i?*g^-ir?te?b^ and- ar
range tb attend some - of the field
demonstrations in pruning and spray
ing that will be given in the various
orchards over the county during the
week designated as "Orchard Week."
"Man never plants a tree for him
self alone"-Get behind this move
ment and let's see a good orchard on
every farm throughout the county.
. ADDISON B. CAWILE;
E. M. McCreless Sends Greet
ings to Relatives and Friends.
My last letter was principally
about those whom I used to know,
but now passed away. This time I'll
speak in part with those whom I met,
however, I have no relatives there
nearer than cousins. Their kind
treatment and sweet association to
ward me causes me to supplement a
little and call all of them double
cousins. I'll only mention (by name)
a few of the older ones, commencing
with cousin Jimmie Faulkner and
Talbert, his brother, and all the rest
of that family. Next, Tom Faulkner
and all the rest of that family. Then
Consins Martha and Elizabeth Ouzts,.
and all that family and Cousin Mary
Freeland and all her connection.
Cousin Margaret Griffith and family ;
I Cousin Rufus Dorn and his connec
Ition. _ .
If there is any of my connection
whom I've missed, please accept a
double portion. I conclude by say
ing ''God bless you all." .
As to my friends and new ac
quaintances, time and space forbid
me to speak of you all separately*
but feel j assured, one and all, that
you will have a warm place in my
heart the remainder of my days and (
I hope some sweet day to meet you
All this brings up one of David's
songs of degrees which I will just
change a little and say, "Behold how
good and pleasant it was for kindred
and friends to meet and mingle to
gether in social greetings." ?
Now a special word to the editor
of The Advertiser. Your genial face,
your cheerful smile, your kind words
and acts, will ever be cherished in.
I my memory.
I am well and have been ever since^
my return home. We have made a
bumper crop of cotton, but realize a
very small amount out of it.
E. M. McCRELESSi \
Colorada, Texas. j
How to be Healthy.
If you would enjoy good health
keep your bowels regular and your
stomach and liver in good working
order. This is easily ?one by taking
Chamberlain's Tablets. These tablets
strengthen the stomach and regulate
the liver and bowels. They are easy
to take and mild and gentle in effect.
They only cost a quarter