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Mr. A. A. Glover Gave Barbi
cue to Friends On 27th.
About 12 years ago Edgefield lo;
a good citizen through the remov;
ofMr. A. A. Glover to Nortl
Orangeburg county. Having marrie
a very estimable lady from Nortl
Miss Florence Livingston, it w<
quite natural for him to decide to li
cate in her home town, thus enablin
her to be constantly among he
friends and loved ones. After movin
to North Mr. Glover served for te
years as rural mail carrier on on
of the three routes leading from ths
town and as the people had oppoi
tunity to know more and more of th
new comer their respect and esteei
for him steadily grew. This confi
dence in the erstwhile stranger wa
the more quickly and firmly estab
lished by the active part which Mi
Glover began to take in every phas
of the community life. Instead o
being as "dumb driven cattle," Mi
Glover always preferred to be "a he
ro in the strife." Having two daugh
ters to educate, he began at once t<
take an active interest in the soho o
and also became actively identifi?e
with the Baptist church, transferid
his membership from Edgefield sooi
after locating in North. It matterec
not what was undertaken for th<
public welfare, Mr. Glover was al
ways ready to join head, heart, anc
hand with the good people of Nortl
for its accomplishment.
.When a vacancy occurred in the
post office at North about two yean
ago he was urged to become an appli
cant for the place, easily securing
the appointment. Through his native
ability, together with courteous and
obliging treatment of everybody he
not only made good with the govern
ment but the manner in wh??h he has
filled the office has been entirely
satisfactory to the people. When his
term expires in 1924 it is not proh
able that anyone will oppose him for
the place. It is generally conceded
that he will continue to serve thc
people as postmaster irrespective of
whatever party is in power in Wash
ington. The job will not be handed
out from the political "pie counter"
in Washington, as Mr. Glover will
probably be unopposed for the place.
Since Mr. Glover located in North,
a stranger among strangers, the peo
ple have been good to him and he ap
preciates their friendship and es
teem. As an expression of this ap
preciation, some weeks ago he hap
pily conceived the plan of entertain
ing his friends for a day on Thurs
day, July 27, with an old-fashioned
Edgefield barbecue, bearing all the
expense himself. And in order to
make it fcfuely a la Edgefield, he re
quested Edgefield's leading chef, Mr.
A. A. Edmunds (bearing the same
initials of Mr. Glover but somewhat
different in statue) to come over
and superintend the serving of the
"cue" for him. Mr. Edmunds very
cheerfully complied with this request
of his old Edgefield friend. Nearly
a dozen other Edgefield men were
invited by Mr. Glover but some were
prevented from attending. Those
present besides Mr. Edmunds were
Hon. M. P. Wells, Mr. Barnwell
Jones and the writer. The host greet
ed us with true Edgefield whole
hearted cordiality on setting foot on
North's soil, making us feel at home
and altogether at ease among the
good people of that goodly town.
Being amid a new environment,
the Warldorf Astoria chef was a lit
tle late getting on the job, conse
quently the feast was not served un
til about two o'clock in a shady grove
about a mile south of the town, the
Center Spring of North. The host
was promptly on hand to greet hi3
nearly 100 guests as they arrived. A
large rectangular table was arranged
with seats enough for all, enabling
those who partook of the feast to be
as comfortably seated as if they
were in their own dining-room. A
more complete menu we never saw
at a barbecue, and all prepared and
seasoned to the king's taste. Besides
beef, pork and mutton, both roasted
and made into hash, onion sauce,
Irish potatoes, stewed corn, toma
toes, rice, pickles and bread were
in limitless quantity, with countless
gallons of iced tea frequently passed
by numerous courteous and attentive
colored waiters. There was no rush
ing and crowding and pushing and
jamming and sweating among the
men lest some other fellow would
get first choice of the viands or the
supply become exhausted. When bid
den to do so all were quietly seated
and quietly ate (as quietly as pinch
ing appetites would permit) until the
inner man was satisfied. We re
? fer to pinching appetites because
some had traveled far and others, it
was alleged, had groomed themselves
for the Glover barbecue by omitting
several previous meals. Despite this
abnormal demand, there were huge
. baskets and dish-pan3 of food loft
Just as Mr. Glover passed the ci
^ gars, pure Havanas at that, Ex-Sen
ator E. B. Friday arose, and to th
surprise of the generous and widel;
beloved host, presented him, on be
half of the citizens of North, with .
handsome Morris chair of the de lux
type ar. an expression of their hig]
regard for him. This surprise com
pletely took Mr. Glover off his fee
and it was evident that in more way
than one, certainly for the moment
he was too . full for utterance. Not
withstanding his consternation, hi
acknowledged the thoughtful act o:
.his friends in a very beautiful man
ner. Out of the fullness of his hear
his lips feelingly expressed his grati
Immediately following this touch
ing incident, Dr. Davis, in the capac
ity of toastmaster, announced that i
little program had been providtd bi
way of intellectual feast. The follow
ing toasts were responded to in a
highly creditable manner in the or
der named: "'Our Guests", Mr. A. A.
Glover; "Our Host", Mr. J. L. Mims;
"Our Nation", Rev. Mr. Simpson,
pastor of the Baptist church; "Our
State", Hon. M. P. Wells; "Our
County", Hon. E. B. Friday; "Our
town", Mr. W. A. Johnson, and "Our
Churches," Rev. J. J. Stevenson, pas
tor of the Methodist church. Just be
fore the last toast was reached, the
writer, greatly to his regret, had to
leave hastily in order to catch a
northbound Seaboard train for Co
lumbia and was deprived of the
pleasure of hearing the last speeches.
Having made such a favorable im
pression through the manner in
which he served the fatted calf and
other good things, Mr. Edmunds,
though not on the formal program,
neat cards of the toasts having been
printed and one placed beside each
plate, was called upon for a speech,
and we have been told that he
"brought the house down." Several
gentlemen remarked to us, after eat
ing the Edmunds hash, that they
wanted to keep him over there, ex
pressing themselves as needing such
a good cook. We told them that we
need him to build our roads and to
build up the waste places in our
county's finances, and for that reas
on would have to bring him back
This brought to a close an occa
sion that had been faultlessly plan
ned and one which afforded much
real joy and pleasure to such a large
number of people. Mr. Glover's
guests wished him many more happy
and useful years and also expressed
the hope that as each succeeding mile
post along the highway of life was
reached he would thus again and a
gain honor hi3 friends far and near.
When Mr. Glover left us he had
two daughters, Kathleen and Evelyn,
who have grown into young woman
hood. In fact, Kathleen is now mar
ried and has her own home, having
married Mr. Livington, an excellent
citizen of North, who is a brother of
her step mother, and who Mr. Glover
introduced as his brother-in-law and
son-in-law. Evelyn was visiting her
aunt, Mrs. Carrie Forrest of Saluda
county, when we were in their home.
The Town of North.
This enterprising little city of some
800 inhabitants is situated about 30
miles south of Columbia on the main
line of the Seaboard between Colum
bia and Savannah, about five miles
from the Lexington-Orangeburg line.
While of course North, like every
other town in the country, it matters
not where the location be, bears
scars of the war's aftermath, yet
there are evidences on every hand
that the town is wide-awake and pro
gressive. Its strong banks, two in
number-its modern places of busi
ness-its handsome residences, some
representing an outlay of $40,000
its large, modernly appointed brick
churches, one Baptist and the other
Methodist, both costing upwards of
$40,000-its modern brick school
building, the capacity of which is
now in process of being doubled,
costing also above $50,000- all
these and other things indicate un
mistakably that it is a community of
wealth and enterprise.
But that which most commends
North to the visitor is not found in
structures of steel, brick and mortar,
nor in its other evidences of mate
rial success and progress, rather that
which impresses one most on visiting
the town is its strong, sturdy,loyal,
enterprising citizenship. After all, the
men and women make a town, and
we are constrained to believe that a
majority of North's citizenship is
composed of high-minded, right
thinking men and women. In "The
Deserted Village" Goldsmith said:
"111 fares the land, to hastening
ills a prey,
Where wealth accumulates and
It is evident that in their fat years
when money was easily accumulated
the good people of North did not let
their manhood and womanhood de
cay. Placing the proper estimate up
on things, they did not neglect the
invisible for the tangible, and mor
sordid things of life. In truth, Mi
Glover's lines have fallen in pleasan
places, having cast uis lot in a good
ly land and among a goodly people
Strong Agricultural Backing.
In the matter of producing grea
men and making history for Soutl
Carolina, Orangeburg stands in th<
forefront amid the other countries o:
the state. And yet Orangeburg'
claim to greatness lies not alone ii
the soldiers, statesmen, jurists ant
ministers of renown whom she ha:
produced, but Orangeburg is knowi
far and near as being one of thelead
ing counties in agriculture in th(
country. For a number of years this
county has had the distinction oJ
being second in cotton production
being excelled by only one county ii:
Texas, which if that county be ir
proportion to the size of the Lone
Star state, must be something like
as large as the entire Palmetto state.
The town of North has the good
fortune of being surrounded by
fertile fields that are owned and cul
tivated by intelligent, thrifty far
mers. Through the thoughtfulness-of
Mr. Archie Livingston, one of
North's most substantial business
men, Mr. Wells, Mr. Jones and, the
writer took a motor trip Thursday
morning in several directions some
eight or ten miles from North. Here
we saw many large fields of cotton,
corn and peas, the two latter crops
predominating in acreage. The cot
ton in the main was farther advan
ced than cotton in this section and
iad been damaged but little up to
that time by boll weevils. Some far
mers had applied poison at regular
intervals, while others had used none
The largest farm we visited was
that of Mr. Shingler B. Knotts who
las about 500 acres under cultiva
tion, most of this being in corn that
?vas practically matured. In every
acre of this corn Mr. Knotts had vel
vet beans planted and in s >me both
beans and peas. Nowhere else, ex
cept possibly in the river bottoms of
Translyvania county, North Carolina,
lave we ever before seen such fields
sf corn, all of which was very fine.
?Vhen asked what he expected to do
with so much corn, Mr. Knotts said
ie feeds it to cattle in the ear just
is it is hauled from the field, allow
ing hogs to run in the lot to utilize
;he waste. Mr. Knotts purchases sev
eral car loads of steers in Tennesee
?very fall and then ships them to
narket in car lots when in prime
condition. Last winter he fattened
seventy-odd Tennessee steers that
were purchased at three cents per
pound and sold at six cents. When
purchased their weight was around
300 pounds and when sold they aver
aged 1,000 pounds. The increase in
price and weight both will figure a
rood profit. Another item of profit
from feeding the steers, and a con
siderable one it is too, is the fertil
izer. Mr. Knotts pointed out diffe
2nt fields, some of them side by side,
to which this form of fertilizer had
been applied and some upon which
commercial fertilizer only had been
U3ed, and the most casual observer
could easily detect the difference.
Mr. Knotts' farm is equipped with
modern machinery of all kinds and
electric power, which is generated
upon a stream running through the
farm, is used in operating his thresh
er and other similar machinery. A
visit to this farm makes an Edgefield
man feel like he has been suddenly
transported to some other state
than South Carolina. If there be
many Shingler Knotts in Orange
burg one can not wonder why that
county has such a prestige, agricul
A Rare and Very Choice Spirit.
On this hurried trip a-wheel, at
the suggestion of Mr. Livingston, we
made a brief stop at the home of Dr.
Ben H. Knotts, a kinsman of Mr.
Barnwell Jones. This venerable gen
tleman, a connecting link between
the present and the good old days of
long ago, is now in his 86th year,
yet his mind is surprisingly clear and
active. He always welcomes visitors
and delights in relating interesting
reminiscences of the past, very re
mote past. He spoke of having wit-i
nessed punishment meted out to
criminals at the whipping post at
Lexington court house and marveled
at the wonderful strides that have
been made in the lives of three peo
ple, his grandfather, his mother and
himself. His grandfather, Jeremiah
Jones, fought under Francis Mar
ion in the Revolution. To illus
trate how slow travel was and how
limited were the means of commun
ication among the early settlers of
this country, Dr. Knots - said his
grandfather and his brother came to
settle in that section of South Caro
lina, then probably one of the Amer
ican colonies, each iocating without
knowing at the time just whare the
other had located and although they
were only 25 miles apart 20 years
elapsed before either one knew
where the other lived.
Although there is much of interest
that could yet be written, this story
of our visit to North and Orange
burg county must close.
Senator Dial Opposes Joe W.
The following is taken from a dis
patch from Washington in which
Senator Dial gives his reasons for
voting against the confirmation of
Talbert for Marshall of the Western
district of South Carolina.
. "Mr. Tolbert poses as a large
farmer, whereas the record in Green
wood County shows that he does not
pay a cent of taxes, except a dollar
poll tax, and the records in the mu
nicipal, state and federal courts
both on the civil and criminal side
show that his record is an unenviable
one. I do not mean to say that it is
necessary for a man to own property
to hold office: far be it from me to
take any such position, but Mr. Tol
bert is sailing under false colors.
"Mr. Tolbert's conduct since he
has been appointed "referee" has
shown him to be a spoilsman of the
worst class. For instance, under the
practice of this admin:-tration in se
lecting Postmasters, * Civil Ser
vice Commission sends the Post
Office Department th - names
making the highes! nd this
department delegate*, o ioert
the "referee" -the right to select
whichever he chooses. These offices
are not political ones, and in our
State the patrons are not one per
cent of Republicans, and the officers
should be kept out of politics. How
ever under party rules, where they
have a competent person, it is their
privilege to appoint them, and we
have made no objection.
"In these matters Tolbert has
ruthlessly ignored the spirit of the
Civil Service and has refused to
recommend parties making the high
est marks, except in a very few
cases. He has almost universally ig
nored the claims of ladies and ex-ser
vice men. Under the spirit of the Civ
il Service rules, ex-soldiers should
receive the preference, but this has
had no weight ' with Tolbert, even
where they made the highest marks.
He has endeavored to turn lady Post
masters out where they have been in
the office many years, and where
they have made the highest marks.
Moreover, he has turned out many
faithful officials-some who have
served in this Department for practi
cally forty yaars, and he named per
sons who were totally without expe
rience-and not republicans either.
*in" other words he has run rough
shod Aver our people and seems to be
drunk with the power of a little au
"Worst of all, under previous ad
ministrations, I am informed that the
"referee" in our state sold patron
age and that the universal charge
was one half the first year's salary,
and it is now claimed and generally
believed, that this practice is in
vogue; the proof presented to me is
unquestionable on the subject and
is convincing beyond the peradven
ture of a doubt. The practice is to
divide the state into districts and
have someone in such district look
after this part of the nefarious bus
iness. I am told of many instances
where the offices were sold-one
bringing seven hundred and fifty
dollars, another twelve hundred, an
other six hundred, another two
thousand and different sums all a
round the state where was competi
tion. A recent case was reported
where twelve hundred dollars wa3
paid and the party failed to get the
office, and after considerable wrang
ling, the funds were returned. It is
alleged that appointees to small of
ces often have to contribute.
"One of Tolbert's 'referees' was
recently rejected by the senate be
cause he endeavored to get a lady
postmaster to pay him three hundred
dollars to get her confirmed. An af
fadavit of one of his former follow
ers states Tolbert admitted he ex
pected to realize $100,000 from this
"I cannot condone the practice of
buying an office and if the compet
itors would cease bidding against
each other this most disgraceful
practice would be obliterated. How
ever they are to be pitied for being
forced to come in contact with such
a corrupt system. It can readily be
seen that someone will have to ful
fill the office anyway.
"Furthermore I am" told by the
best authorities that Tolbert is by no
means in sympathy with the enforce
ment of the prohibition law, and
he has even bragged to this ef
fect. It is shown by affada
vit that he had a barrel of liquor at
one time. Many of his associates are
among the most lawless class of our
people, and it is commonly reported
that he has formed a political com
bination with certain parties in our
state' calling themselves democrats,
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feeling the pride of its reputation
that I have always felt, I will not
stand for the nomination one min
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