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EDGEFIELD, S. ^WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1921
Planning For Annual Business
Meeting. Methodist Revival
Meeting Death of Rev.
i Eulie Crim.
Plans are being made for the all
day servic? which will be held on
Sept. 11th., at the Baptist church,,
this being the day for the annual
business meeting of the church. The
memberhip roll will be called, and
it is hoped , that every member will
be present if possible.
Everyone will be interested to
know that Rev. W. J. McGlothlin,
D. D., of Greenville, will preach at I
the morning service.
At the afternoon service the or
dination of Mr. Jamel Edwards and
Mr. Ed Johnson, to the ministry, will
Representatives from the churches:
Red Bank, Ridge and Phillipi have
been invited to assist in the exam
A Revival service is in progress
this week at the Methodist church,
the pastor, Rev. Kellar, being as
sisted by the pastor of Leesville
Methodist church-. During this meet
ing, services at other churches have
been called off, that all might unite
in the service, which is one of great
The Ebenezer church of which
Rev. W. S. Brooke is pastor, is hav
ing a Revival this week, Dr. W. S.
Dorsett, of Ridge, assisting.
Mrs. Bronson, of Savannah, Ga.
is visiting her aunts, Mr. Mamie
Huiet and Miss Eliza Mims.
The death of Rev. Eulie Crim
which occured on last Wednesday
the 24th., at his home in Eden, Fla.,
was received here with much sorrow;
and the body was brought here on
Thursday evening, to await the bur
Mr. Crim was the son of Mr. Jeter
Crim, and here in his native home,
away is a keen sorrow.
Mr. Crim was a Baptist minister,
and had held pastorates at several
towns in the state.
He was ordained here in the Bap
- tist church, his father being one of
the deacons, and he took special
courses at Richmond, Va. and the
He was always quiet and gentle
in manner; and as the under current
moves, he went doing good in his
Master's vineyard. That he was loved
by the people he served is shown by
the fact, that he was re-called to a
charge. He has gone to the reward
of the faithful, and heard his Master
say, "Well done good and faithful
Mr. Crim was married to Miss Ag
atha Galphin, of Ninety Six, and
leaves two children. Besides his wid
ow and widowed mother he leaves
four brothers, Walter, Jim, Richard
and David Crim, and one sister, Mrs.
The funeral services were conduct
ed Friday morning at Mount of Olives
cemetery by Rev. W. S. Brooke, who
paid a beautiful tribute to his memory
"Asleep in Jesus," and "Shall We
Gather at the River?" were sung.
Among the pall bearers were inti
mate friends of boyhood days.
The deepest sympathy is for the
The friends of Dr. S. G. Mobley
are grieved to know of his sickness
at his home here, and it is their pray
er that he will soon be restored to
Mrs.' L. C. Latimer h]as returned
from Macon, Ga., where she has been
visiting her son, Dr. E. C. Latimer,
and his wife.
Misses Nita and Annie Lou Pitts,
of Saluda, are visiting their cousin,
Miss Hallie White.
Mrs. P. C. Stevens has returned
from a months stay in Florida, in the
family of her son, Mr. Willie Pearce
Mrs. Annie Harrison has gone to
Asheville to spend a while with her
daughter, Mrs. James Cull um. Little
Annie Cullum accompanied her.
Mrs. Clifton Mitchel, of Batesburg
is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. W. Sti
High school begins Monday, and
the boys and girls are beginning to
hunt for books to be ready for the
opening day. Some say they are de
lighted, while others have no pleas
ant anticipations. ,
Mrs. Chester and Miss Maud
'Wright have returned from a visit
to Macon, Ga., with relatives of the
Miss Orlena Cartlidge delightfully
entertained on Wednesday after
noon in honor of Mrs. Shelley Elliot,
j of Congaree, Ga. Bridge being the
After several games, Mrs. C. P.
Corn was given the prize, a box of
stationery, and the honoree was pr?
sented with a piece pf dainty lingerie.
A delicious salad course was ser
Mrs. C. P. Corn was hostess for a
pleasant party on Thursday after
noon in honor of four visitors: Mrs.
Mrs. Shelly Elliot, Mrs. Nixon, Mrs.
James Halford and Mrs. Horace
Several games of Bridge were en
joyed, after which the four honorees
were presented with boxes of Melba
Mrs. Archie Lewis was given the
score prize, two Madeira handker
chiefs. A salad course with iced tea
Mrs. J. L. Walker is the. guest of
relatives in Newberry.
Dr. Dill,* of Greenville, who is as
sociated with the "Baptist Courier,"
was here during the week, and on
Wednesday evening, made a very
forceful talk at the prayer meeting.
Mrs. Leora Wright Simmons has
returned from Greenwood and next
week will return to Coker College,
where she is matron. The college is
very fortunate in having secured
Mrs. Simmons, in this capacity, she
having been connected with the col
lege for three years.
Mr. F. If Parker, Jr., has return
ed from a visit to friends at Green
wood and Bettan.
Mrs. James Halford of Dillon is
the guest of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. H. W. Crouch.
Miss Lillian Mobley has gone to
Orangeburg- to' visit her "sister,-Bftsf :
M. T. Siftley.
Mrs. James White and Miss Lillie
Andrews have returned from Saluda
where they visited Mesdames Millege
Pitts and Mary Alice Smith.
Mrs. John Bland has returned to
Vidalia, Ga. after a visit to her sis
ters, the Misses Sawyer.
Messrs John Howard and Oscar
Black are spending this week at An
derson and Abbeville, with relatives.
Miss Ellen Prescott, of Greenwood,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. F. L. Par
ker, and Mr. Luther Cox, of Belton,
is the guest of Mr. F. L. Parker, Jr.
The Sunday School Class of Mrs.
J. A. Lott had a picnic on Tuesday,
at Smith's Pond, and the young folks
all had a good time. Each one inyited
a friend. The chief pastime was the
pond, and after,many dips, the pic
nic spread was enjoyed.
Mrs. George Galphin and little
girls of Ninety Six are visiting some
of her friends here, all these being
class mates. They are spending a
while in the homes of Mrs. J. How
ard Payne, Mrs. Wallace Turner, and
Miss Antoinette Denny.
Mrs. L. S. Maxwell entertained the
Bridge Club on Friday afternoon, the
honorees being Mrs. James Halford,
Mrs. Elliot and Mrs. Nixon.
The afternoon passed pleasantly, and
after the game, music was enjoyed,
and an elaborate salad course was
Miss Frances Turner was given a
bottle of toilet water, she making
the highest score, and Miss Maud
Sawyer won the consolation.
The visitor's prize was won by
Mrs. Halford. ?
Mrs. Galphin and Miss Galphin, of
Ninety Six, came to attend the fun
eral of the Rev. Eulie Crim, and
while here were guests of their cous
in, Mrs. M. W. Clark.
The friends of Mr. John Warren,
of Charlotte, N. C., were glad to see
him here during last week.
Mrs. Frank Weirse, of Charleston
is visiting in the home,of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Westmoreland. .
In planning for diversified farm
ing remember that the improved im
plement you need most is a Fordson
Tractor. See us about one.
Hon. William J. Bryan Agi
Puts Himself on Guard.
Hon. William J. Bryan has aga;
mounted the ramparts. In the
number of his Commoner, he makes!
call on every State that elects a1
United States Senator' next year?
and on every congregational district,,
to select ? clean and courageous pt
gressive Democrat who is willing
become a candidate. "Most' of
Democrats now. serving -in the Sen
ate and House," he says,, "are doini
well ?and should be re-elected, bi
the rcords of all should be examir
He put on the blacklist first of
"any representative of Wall Street
and as a matter of course, no "w?
need apply. He declares that tl
Democratic party "has nothing
hope for from the predatery int
ests, from the liquor interests anj
from the .underworld." ?
It is evident that the "Charlot
Observer dos not like these remarl
by Colonel Bryan's d?clar?t
"some people yet living who w?jS
voting the Democratic ticket for th?
good of the nation before Colonel
Bryan was ev,er heard of, and "who.'
never knew that the predatory inter
est, the liquor interests and the;
underworld ever had a hand in its.
party affairs. We believe the N?|
tional Democratic party had apretty
clean record under Tilden, and fron^
his time through that of Cleveland
and Wilson. Perhaps Colonel Bryan
is not so much lacking in faith in
party integrity as he is suspicious
of any management in which he does
not play the leading hand."
Of course that which Colonel Brj?
an advocates is proper, and his coun
sel is fine, and ruusv commend itself
to' every one. But the intimations he
summons to stress his advice
far-fetched. The Democratic pi
has not been in league with the bad
influence she cries. It was not. .?J?
league 'witlTthem- during the ;
campaign, when Colonel Bryan s^as
success ofth? paxry^Presiaentiaii
The Good Old D?ys. \
Give us back the good old days ?
Of the years that have slipped past;
Give us back the good old days
Of friendship built to last. .
There's a yearning within us for
quiet and rest,
Like the good old days used to bring;
There's a demand and a desire to see
men at their best
Giving old-time friendship hearty
Give us a rest from this fashion show,
This parade from morning till night;
Give us a place where w? can all go
And be safe from the sound and
For with this everlasting "gass" in
That we come in contact with each
I can't figure out how it will ever
To us that which in the end will pay.
Give us the pass key to something
That will count when the ' shadows
The key that will pass us through
Where happiness of old waits for you
W. G. S. HEATH.
Barbecue at Smith's Pond Friday
of this week. COME and get a REAL
E. W. SAMUEL.
State Bonded Warehouse
If you wish any information how
to get in the state warehouse system
write or phone me. I am at your ser
vice. You can write your own re
ceipt and they are as good as a state
, It will cost you around $1.25 per
bali1, per year to insure your cotton.
Any vacant house will do to store
your cotton or you can build one at
a small cost.
S. B. NICHOLSON
State Warehouse Grader & Inspector.
Barbecue at Smith's Pond, Friday
of this week. COME and get a REAL
E. W. SAMUEL.
I' Personal Tax Returns of
P South Carolina.
Federal personal income 'tax re
turns filed in South Carolina in 1919
reached a total of 37,296, which was
pO per cent of the enfire number
filed in the United States. The total
Tiet income' reported by these re
turns was $142,688,832, while the
tax paid on them was $5,192,020,
which was 41 per cent of the total
personal income tax paid in the en
i In the nation at large 5.03 per|
.cent of the people filed personal
income tax returns, while in South
Carolina, 2.21 per cent filed them.
The average net income for the
United States was $3,724,05, and
rn South Carolina it was $3,825.85.
The personal income tax . per capita
for the United States amounted to
$11.96 and in South Carolina it was
$3.08. The average amount of the
personal income tax per return in
the United States was $238.08 and in
South Carolina it was $139.21.
j South Carolina's position in the or
der of magnitude as to all the states
and territories in the Union, in) the
per ?cent of population filing returns
was 45th. and 10th. in the average
.net income per return. Its position
as to per capita income tax was 46th
and 26th in the average amount of
tax per return.
The number, of personal income
tax returns filed for the years 1916,
1917, 1918, and 1919 in South Caro
lina as well as the amounts of net
income and tax are shown in the fol
Number of Net
Year Returns Income Total Tax
1916 1,024 ? 988,947 $77,198
1917 22,321 70,917,349 1,815,909
1918^ 20,239 73,855,345 2,732,593
1919 37,396 142,688,832 5,192,020
: The returns show that 19,603 re
turns were made by persons receiv
ing between $,1,000 and $3,000 per j
Sear,'.>the. aggregate salaries being
?rgest nnn?b?r ?rreWrnsl
were made by persons receiving sal
aries from $2,000 to $3,000 per year,
there being 11,105 making returns.
Only returns for a person receiv
ing from $250,000 to $3000,000 a
year in a state was made. The next
income was given as $597,184 with
a tax of $268,535.
The Matter of Courtesy. ,
Postmaster general Hays says that |
every employee of the Post Office
Department must be courteous in the
performance of his duties. He has
issued an order requiring courtesy
from every worker in the nation's
great postal service. Mr. Hays has
issued many good orders since he
has been in office, but no order has
been more commendable than this.
It would be a good thing if every j
department chief in the government!
would issue such an order. Many
holders of government positions for
get that they are but servants of the
There is little doubt that the ma
jority of letter carriers are cour
teous, indeed they have been noted
for their politeness and willingness
to accommodate citizens at all times
and in any possible manner. Mr.
Hays probably, feels that workers'!
in other branches of the postal ser-j
vic& need this order far more than
the mail carriers, and no doubt they
The manners of many of the em
ployees of private corporations are
unbearable. Heads of great business
concerns should realize that it does,
not pay to have discourteous work
ers upon their payrolls.
The public is getting tired of the
insolence of the employees of cor
porations. A railroad employe who
has ill manners hurte the corporation
that pays him his1 weekly salary.
A man can be a gentleman in any |
position in life, and a man who con
ducts himself as a gentleman can-|
hot fail to reflect credit upon him
self and upon his employer. A letter
carrier may honor his uniform by
handing you your letter in a gen
tlemanly manner or he may dishonor j
his position by acting like a boor.
A railroad employe may conduct!
himself likewise in his dealings with
passengers but he cannot fail to in
jure the company he serves. A po
lite employe is always an Asset.
, Courtesy pays in business and in
the service of the government.
The people have a right to demand
Interesting War Experiences
Of Mr. W. T. Walton, From
1863 to 1865.
Editor the Edgefield Advertiser:
You asked me to write up some
more of my experiences in the Civil
war from '63 to '65. I hesitate to do
so, but you and your readers are at
liberty to know what I had to go
through with as well as those in my
The first six months we were in
and around Richmond and Peters
burg, Va. as local troops to guard
the raiding Yankees about these
When i Longstreet's . corps was
sent to the Western Army, our bri
gade was relieved by other troops
and sent to Longstreet's corps to the
Western, army under Gen Bragg
Longstreet's corps was in the bat
tle of Chikamauga, while our brigade
was on its way to the scene of battle
Ours was known as Jenkins Brigade.
The Chicamauga fight was over when
we got there, and the Yankees had
posession of Chattanooga: We were
stationed at the foot of Lookout
Mountain to guard and do duty.. .
We had a picket line to keep up
around this mountain. One day
I was put on a post to guard by my
self near a large rock. A sharp-shoot
er on the Yankee line saw me and
made it his business to try to hit me
with his balls. Every minute a ball
would sing by my head, and it had
gotten to be very uncomfortable to
me. The officer coming around to
look after the picket post, passed by,
and I told him that the Yankee there
had spied rae and was making a tar
get of me, but I was holding my post.
The officer told me to get behind
the big rock and I promptly obeyed
orders and I heard no more unwel
:c?nrei'-balhr'-rjass. This was. quite -a
relief to me.
.When Burnsides with his com
mand was coming down from Nash
ville to reinforce the Yankee army
around Chattanooga,' Longstreet^
corps was sent to meet him. We met
Burnside's army and drover them
back to Nashville. They retreated
very stubbornly, giving us as much
trouble as they could using their
One day their cavalry trying to
stir us up, as they had possession of
a hill, our commanding officer as
ked a brigadier general if he thought
he could take that hill from theni.
He hesitated. Our* Lieutenant, Col.
Logan was the best officer we had
on a skirmish line. A few days be
fore this he had fallen on the Yan
kee's strong skirmish line, bringing
up their retreat and captured' the
whole line. You need not ask me how
he did it. I do not know.
Col. Logan was asked to take the
My command, changed the Yan
kee's on the hill and drove them off
as we were shouting, and killing sev
eral men and horse.
They reformed and came back
at us. Our company was on the right
of the regiment. We were sent down
a fence row, one man to each corner
of the fence in a skirmish lirjfe. Here
were thick woods in our front and
we, could not see far in front. We
heard something back on the hill and
our boys were falling back. W? knew
they were close in front of us. There
was a small field at our back, and we
had to fall back through this open
space, the Yankees close to the fence
with their repeating carbine with
nothing to do but shoot at us.
One more man and myself got
through this little field without get
ting killed or wounded. The balls
passed my legs as fast as I could
step. My friend saw a swamp offer
ed as protection, but I told him to
keep moving or he would be shot to
I must say I thought my time was
at hand, but not so. The good Lord
must have been with me at the time.
The Yankees were not over lOOyards
from me and balls knocking up the
dirt in front of me as they passed.
When I got through this little
opening and took refuge in ah old
Big Business With Germany. ,
Washington, Aug. 26.-With the
signing of the treaty of* peace with
Germany, preparations for the re
sumption of complete trade and diplo
matic relations with Germany will
soon be under way in the various
Although the treaty will not be
come effective until after the ex
change of ratifications by the Sen
ate and the German reichstag, prob
ably in October, plans will be made '
so that the resumption nuichinery
can start up immediately.
In many respects the enactment of
the peace treaty will be little more .
than a formality. Through the re
peal of various war-time measures,,
including parts of the trading with. ;
the enemy act, commerce between
the United States and Germany has
gradually been taken up again. The.
state of war being* only technical, the
way was clear for the exchange of
goods until it was recently revealed
that America's foreign commerce
with the former enemy during the
first six months of the present year
w^s larger than it was in the first
six months of the year preceding fhe
outbreak of the European war. '
With the treaty of peace in effect,
however, it will be possible to take
advantage of the various means to
facilitate this trade. Commercial at
taches and trade commissioners wilt
be appointed and assigned to every
part of Germany.
R?umption .of diplomatic relations - * .
will be less of a mere formality, how
ever. As soon as the ratifications are .
exchanged and President Harding's
peace proclamation is issued, ambas
sadors will be exchanged, along:
with consuls and other state depart
ment agents. z
No implement on the ?arm can do
more work or do more kinds of work,
and do it more economically than a.
Fordson Tractor. Give us an' oppcr
tunity to prove this to "you.
Yonce & Moonbi.
tree, I felt like I had gotten home
At this time the balance of the bri
gade came up and charged the Yan
Kees back and they l?ft the scene.:
One of my company passed by
while I was behind the oak with, an
bali shot through his right lung. He
asked me to help him. I told him. I.
was a little fellow and he was a.
large man and I could not toat him.
He asked me to walk by his side and
let him lean on me. I did so and' it
took about two hours to get him back (
to the field hospital. He would go. a
few steps and stop for breath and
rest. I could hear the blood rattling,
in him every breath and I thought
sure he would die before I could get
him to the hospital. When we re?ch
ed there the Dr. split the skin at his
shoulder and took out the ball.
I went back to my command or tiie
part that was left. They were lying,
in the woods where the Yankees had
been when they were so interested,
in seeing me run across the field.
At that time we were pushing ther
Yankees every day, and in turn they
wire at our heels. Col. Gary was of
fered at Greenville, Tenn., the choice
between going to Charleston, S. C.
with this Logan br go to Richmond,
as mounted troops.
Gary left it to the Legion. We all
said back to Richmond, mounted, in
fantry, so we marched through from.
Greenville, Tenn., to Greenville, S-C
and home for a few days to mount
ourselves. We did so promptly and
rode through to Richmond, Va. There
they gave Gary two more regiments,
and made him a Brigadier General
in command of the three regiments
Hampton Legion of S. C.. and two
Va. cavalry. ;
Later I may tell you more . of my
company's, life around Richmond!
While I ara so confined with my af- <
fliction, I find, myself fighting over
in my mind the battles of '63 to'65
up to the time I am writing of, I had
become used to hard times and strag
gles of war.
A man cannot make a good soldier
if he looks for a. pleasant time. A
man'that makes a good soldier goes
to kill or be killed.
W.. T.. Walton^
Johnston, S.. C.. (