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EDGEFIELD, S. C.. 7/EDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 1910 INTERESTING RE OF THE Mr. Thad C. Strom Relates serrations of Four Ye Very Interes On the l?th day of August, 1861, | I left my mother's roof, and volun- j teered in Abner Perrin's company. We went to camp Butler, near the ; town of Aiken, S. C. Nine other ', companies came from other parts of the state. This became then the 14th South Carolina regiment. Per rini company was company D. In November -61, we went to Charles ton, S. C.' In a few days we were on our way to the Port Royal river to watch the Yanks. ! . On the 1st day of January, 1862,1 thc Yanks landed on our side of the 1 river, and we had a little fight. The Yank? fell back, under cover of their gunboats and we lost nine kill ed and wounded from our regiment There we staid on guard duty till April, *62, when we were sent to Richmond, and put in Gen. Maxcy Gregg'svbrigade. , There were five South Carolina regiments in this brigade, the first, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth. . ; May '62, We were on the Rappa hannock river. The Yanks moved down near Richmond, and we re f ; moved to the Chickahominy. On ' the 26th of June, we fought the first '? . battle of Cold Harbor, going in with sixty-five men. Thirty were killed and wounded. The Yanks moved to their left, we moved to our right and the battle of Savage . Station was fought. On the 30th of June we fought the battle of Fra zier's Farjp? and lost five of our com pany^ lied and wounded. On the first day of July '62, came the battle of Malvern Hill, that end-, ed t&ex seven days' fight around Richmond. Our brigade was then put in A. P. Hill's division and Stonewall Jackson's corps. Early in August we began to move up the Rappahannoek river; Yanks on one side, and we on the other. On the 9th of August was fought the battle ; -cf 'Cedar-Mountain^-We-then moved up the river on the 25th of August, flanked the Yankees and want up and captured Manassas, with a good deal of supplies and a good many Yanks. I swapped canteens with a Yank, and have it with me yet. On the 28th, 29th and 30th of August,'62, we fought the second w Is the Only Diadi The mosl Wonderful Inventioi Of The Age 'MINIS CE NC ES CIVIL WAR His Experiences and Ob ars of Active Service, ting Article. battle of Mariassas, and it was a hard fight, 30,000 Yanks killed and twenty thousand rebels. The Yanks retreated but we followed and the battle of Or. Hill was fought. The Yanks then crossed the Potomac river. We crossed into Maryland on the 6th of September. On the 13th, we crossed back into Virginia, and drove the Yanks out of Martins burg, Va. On the 15th of Septem ber, we captured Harper's Ferry, with a great many Yanks, guns and ammunition of war. It took that 1 day and the next for Jackson to pa role the Yanks. Lee was in Maryland with part ?if the army on the 17th He was hard pressed. We made a forced march and crossed the river in good time for the battle of Sharpsburg, Maryland. In that battle my oldest brother, Robert Strom, was killed. He was color sergeant of the L. A. regiment. We lay in line that day j and the next day until late in the evening, when we crossed back into Virgin ia. We went a mile and camped on the 20th. The Yanks then came over the river and we advanced on them, drove them back, some being killed on bj th sidrfs We c.imned up in the valley un til the last of November and then crossed the Blue Ridge mountains, and went to Fredericksburg on the Rippihannock. On the 13th day of December, a battle was fought, in which Gbneral Maxcy Gregg was killed and Sam McGo.ran of the 14th regiment was pvt in command of thc brigade. Wc did guard duty on the river that winter. In May '03, the Yanks came over the river. We went with Jackson and ?auked them. On the 2nd day of May Jack-son was killed by mis take of some of our men at night,; The 3rd day of.Maykwc..ad vanced on them, and fought a hard battle. I was wounded in the face, the ball going in under mv right ear, through the root of my tongue, broke my left under jaw and lodg ed. In about eight hours the doctor : pulled it out of my mouth. I have the ball yet. I wras then sent to 0XYD active Instrument Te States Go1 Johnston, S. C. 1 Inc New 1 80D8B8E8ESH8B8BB88B ? Richmond to the hospital. My l'fe hung on a thread for four weeks, but my mother was by my sid3. 0! for the love of a mother! I got bet ter, was given a furlough, and reached home the 16th of June. My wound got well and I went back to my command in the early fall, found them on the Rappahan nock, near Orange Court House. Then we did guard dutv for the ; winter. On May '64, Grant's army eame over* and we met on the 6th of May and fought the battle of the Wilderness, and the next day con tinued the fight with a number kill ed on both sides. We lay in our lines a few days, and moved down to Spottsylvania Court House. On the 12th of May, the battle of Bloody Bend was fought bard on both sides, and we moved down on the North Ann river. On the 23rd of May, there was another hard fight, and my company lost three men killed and seven wounded. One of the killed was my first cousin Gus Strom. We then moved down near Rich mond, and on the 1st of June '61, fought the 2nd battle of Cold Har bor. Our brigade was not engaged. We then went down on the James river, below Richmond. Rations be came very scarce, one pound of meal, a little beef or a pound of flour for a day's supply. No sugar, no coffee, no salt, no lard, no soda, no milk. One day while some Old Re bs were getting bark from a red oak tree, Gen. Lee came along, and said, Boys what are you going to do with that bark? We told him we would take it to camp, and make tea to drink to draw up our stomachs to suit our rations. He smiled and .ode on. On the 10th day of June, we mude a forced march from below Richmond, making the trip at night. On the 28th of July, the battle of vVhite Oak Swamp was fought. A number of my company were wound ed. I was wounded in my right leg, j and was sent to Richmond next day to the hospital. In a few days I <rot a furlough, and came home. On the 17th of August-'64, our brigade fought the battle that is known as tiie "'nigger fight." In that batiks Thomas Strom, my last brother, was killed. Wrhen my leg was well enough, I went back to my com mand and found them in line near Petersburg. In April '65, Grant:s army broke our lines, and on the 2nd day of April, the most of my brigade and myself, were captured, ONOR sted and Endorsed vernment. ? ? *-na? o> es sickness is alike to Oxydonor. It appli . timely use, you are revitalized by Oxyg il necessity, and when plenty is instillec ce to overcome disease, no matter what il organ is destroyed, cygenation of the whole organism reach this is simply the operation of a natura nysterious about it. Hundreds have bi ghts disease, Rheumatism, Sciatica, (Mv ble, Catarrh, Indigestion, Dysentary, Li bronchitis, Dropsy, Ulcers, Tumers, Abs Liver, Kidney, and Bladder diseases. Colds, Headaches, Appendicitis, Paral; and all acute diseases. 3 $10, $15, $25 and $30. J n every community, good be furnisher Mgr. for Dr. H. Fork City. and sent as tirisox to Hart's Is land, New York?^r rations there were half a ?oa?;|)fibread, and a lit tle meat a dajr, orVeix hard tacks and a little me?kf;;??hat was all wc got, with a plenty of good water. On the 18th'\ot;i^he we were sent down to Kew! Yprkif'There we got iplenty to eaXr'f?tUe 26th of June, j we were put on a boat and sent to 'Hilton Head, S; 0..#e landed there on the 30th ef"'.J^ji|;. '65, and felt ' good to land v -foe; soil of South Carolina. The> W^e landed was my birthday, an?vl^was twenty-one years old. Next 4ay, we went up to Charleston, neyf?'Jiay to Orange burg, then we ?$? ?Q foot it home. We would walt'|$ day and sleep in the woods at ; night, and. beg something to eat,?..-* we went along. At ten o'clock alright, on the 5 th day of July '65, Pl?nded back under my mother's roof!' Dh! I felt good. It lacked one month and twelve days of being forpr/years since I left home. Idleness Is Demoralizing:. Any laborer of a '-type to do in telligent or satisfactory farm work, is not willing to work only eight or nine months ir. ;tho year, unless paid a full year's wages for the shorter period of ? service. Jn fact, good labor dema.-uls constant em ployment, and any system of farm ing which enforce.Va period of idle ness on labor must bear the burden of supporting tho 'laborers during the period of idleness as well as when they are working. Further more, a cropping system which docs not furnish constant* work for farm laborers is demoralizing in its in fluences on the laborers and b?gets inf erior service, ^matters not that a large part of our? farming is done by negroes and other tenants and that these are largely at liberty to work or play as they , may see fit, the cropping sysfeth.' which offers opportunities for?long..periods of idleness is extravagant and demoral izing on all farmj i?bor.-Raleigh (N. C.) Progressive, Farmer and Gazette. lier Q\J?Mc?.- . 'Love," remarked the romantic young man, "is said to brighten the eye." "I don't know about that," re joined the practical maid, "but it has a tendency to disarrange- one's hair."-Chicago News. by the United Endorsed by leading Physicians md Scientists. es to all cases. By its right ?en from the air. Oxygen is a i into the body, it gives Vital the disease is, so long as no es and remedies all ailment. d law, and nothing unreason ?en cured of Nervous Prostra iscular and Inflamatory,) Stom ing trouble, Erysipelas, Dyph ?cesses, Spinal disease, Blood All fevers, Pneumonia La ysis, diseases of women and Local agents wanted references must d Sache Co., The 1910 Com Contest Names are coming in for enroll ment in The Advertiser's corn oon te?t. Besides practically all who entered last year, a goodly number of new names are being added to the honor roll. We cannot under stand why any farmer should have to be urged to enter the contest. It does* not cost him a cent, further more the contestante who do not win a prize will be amply compen sated by the large yield of corn from their acre. If the writer, ac tuated purely by public spirited mo tives, is willing to put up the cash for the prizes, to say nothing of the space we give it in our columns and the personal efforts put forth, surely the farmers ought to be willing to do their part in the matter of stim ulating corn production in the coun ty. Everybody will admit that when 75 or 100 bushels of corn is grown upon one acre in a communi ty, where the maximum-yield has only been 30 or 40, it stimulates every farmer in that community, causes them to resolve to prepare their land better, fertilize heavier in order to increase the yield of corn. A GRATEFUL PATIENT. A Strong Endorsement of the Ox ydonor, the All Healing De vice. Johnston, S. C., Jan. 24, 1910 Dr. II. Sanche Co., 489 5th Ave, New York, N. Y. Dear Sirs: Your manager, Mr. P. N. Lott, called at my house a few drfVs ago to deliver an Oxydonor purchased for my daughter. vShe wanted it for constitutional treat ment, however, when Mr. Lott came he found mc in bed very sick with LaGrippe. My head, joints aud mus cles all seemed to ache at once; my nausea- was so great 1 could not hold my head up, and ray bowels and kidneys were in a bad fix. After ap plying the little instrument as di rocted, in a short time I was perfect ly easy and slept soundly. On wak ing I took the Oxydonor off for awhile and applied again that night, T&elingv -.very.t comfortable. Next morning I was well.' l ate my break fast and went to my business. My daughter is now improving, having discarded all medicine, feel ing better than she has for quite a time. I certainly believe that dia duction will revolutionize the meth od of treatin g sick people and will be a panacea for all human ills. I heartily recommend it to the afflict ed public. (Signed) J. B. Odom, Postmaster Make Your Home Beautiful. So again we say, love your farm Make it a place of beauty, a place of joyous fruitfulness, an example for your neighbors, a heritage for your children. Make improvements on it that will last beyond your day. Make an ample yard about with all the old-fashioned flowers that your grandmother knew; set a great orch ard near it, bearing many manner of fruits; lay off walks and roads lead ing to it and keep them up; plant hedges along the approaches, and flowering bulbs and shrubs-crepe myrtle, and spirea and privet and roses-so that your grandchildren will some day speak of their grand si re, who cared enough for the beautiful and loved the farra well enough to plant them. Name the farm, too; treasure up its history; preserve the traditions of all thc romance and adventure and humor and pathos that are in any way connected with it; and if some of thc young folks must leave it, lot them look back to it with happy memories of beauty and of worthy ideals and <>f well-ordered industry.-Releigh (X. C.) Progres sive Farmer and Gazette. Stable Manures the Cheapest Fertilizers. The economy of feeding a great part of the crops grown on thc land tu*live stock, of getting the full feeding value of these crops and then of returning from two-thirds to three-fourths of the fertilizing elements in thom to the soil in a readily available and permanently helpful form, must bc apparent to any one. Then when it is remem bered that, cultivation always has a tendency to reduce the humus sup ply in lite soil, that this supply must be kept upif the producing ability of the land is to be maintained or in creased, and that commercial fertil izers do practically nothing toward keeping up this supply, the folly of any one's engaging in general farm ing without paying due attention to both the production and the care of stable manures would seem to be too vident to be overlooked.-, Raleigh (N. C.) Prograssive Far?j' mer and Gazette. 1 heir uenerosity ^ommenaea Everyone is constrained to ad-1 mire the loyalty and generous spirit j of the Methodists of South Caroli na in the matter of providing funds with which to restore the Colum bia college which was destroyed by fire some months ago. In the report of the financial agent as published in The State a few days ago we find the following very generous contributions from residents of our town and county: WM Vann, Trenton, 850.00 M M Padgett, Trenton, 25.00 H M Herlong, Trenton, 5.00 Jas Smith, Trenton, 1.50 W M Leppard, Trenton, 1.50 W G Ouzts, Edge?eld, 25.00 O B Anderson, Edgefield, 25.00 B Timmons, Edgefield, 50.00 Jas M Cobb, Edgefield, 100.00 A R Nicholson, Edgefield, 5.00 Dr A R Nicholson, Edgefield, 5 00 j B E Nicholson, Edgefield, 25.00 W H Turner, Edgefield, 50.00 R L Dunovant, EdgeLeld, 5.00 L S Kernaghan, Edgefield, 5.00 Mrs Elizabeth Cobb. Edgefield, 6.00 Former Edgefield Minister "Pounded." The last issue of the Baptist Courier contained the follow ing concerning Rev. J. Davis Timmons : "Bro. J. D. Timmons, who has been pastor at Beaufort, N. C., for the past two or three years, was re cently made very happy by an un announced visit by many of his floe?, each of whom carried some article for the larder. It was a visit I in thc night-time-a dark, rainy night,-when all was dismal and gloomy without; but if there was any such thing on the inside of the | parsonage it was quickly dispelled, and joy and gladness took its place. Bro. Timmons tells of this visit of his people with pardonable enthusiasm, and then says: "There is no class of men in all the world who moro keenly appreciate "an act| like this than the ministers of the gospel. Yet there are many who toil and preach from year to year without receiving a single expres sion of- appreciation from, their j flock. Bui when they are ire-mera befed, as we' were on last Tuesday ? evening, their hearts are made glad, they feel encouraged and they go forth preaching better sermons and doing more efficient and effective work in the .Lord's vineyard. May the Spirit of God gladden and make happy those who out of hearts of love and appreciation, try to glad den the hearts and make happy the lives of their pastors." Diagnosis. The bookkeeper answered the phone. "Is this Wilkins' market ?" "Yes, mam." "This is Mrs. Johnston. I want you to know that the liver you sent over to-day was extremely unsatis" factory. It was not calf's liver at all. Calf's liver is always tender, and there is no mistaking-" "Just a moment, madam. I will call the proprietor." "What is it?" Wilkins asked. The bookkeep surrendered the 'phone. "Mrs. Johnson," she said. "Liver jomplaint." Mayor Can Fine Gamblers. The mayor cf a city in South karolina has the right to impose a ine for gambling, according to a iecision rendered yesterday by the mpreme court in the case of the city )f Anderson against M. Seligiuan md others. The judgment of the | .ircuit court is reversed and deci tion of the mayor of Anderson is | iffirmed. The defendants were tried by the j nayor of Anderson for the violation | >f the ordinance against gambling md each was fined 825 or 20 days] n the guard house of the city. An ippeal was taken to the circuit court ipon the grounds that thc mayor lad no authority or jurisdiction to ^ ry the case for the reason that t is nrisdiction is coordinate with that >f a magistrate, and the punishment or gambling was not within the urisdiction of a magistrate and that til such cases should be bound over "We are never completely hap py," said the ready-made phil-| )sopher. "Of course not,'' said thc practi cal person. "A boy wishes he were i man so that he could have all the nince pie he wants and a man wishes ie were a boy so that lie could di gest it." For Sale. Pony suitable fora child, at a j pargain. J. M. Can'telou. ?lunn o lui* JJ?HJS?. Grand Scating Carnival, Build ing and Loan Association Formed, Last Lyceum Attraction. Mr. Robert Lybrand and Miss Leila Kirkland were married last Sunday afternoon at the Lutheran Parsonage by Rev. P. E. Monroe. Mrs. George Merchant has been visiting friends in Batesburg. Mrs. lone Owdom and Miss Maud Quattlebaum left a fewdays ago for New York to take a course in milli nery before taking up their work in a town in the upper part of the state. Mrs. E. B. Wiggans, of George town, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Quattlebaum. February the 14th being the birth day of Miss Hallie White, she en tertained 16 of her young friends with a very enjoyable Valentine party. About three years ago, Mr. W. S^Harris who lives a few miles from town had tb,e, misfortune to lose his eyesight. ^Recently an op eration was performed and the sight of one eye has been restoiied. and it is hoped that his vision will soon be fully restored. The Skating Carnival on last Monday evening "was.-largely at- ': tended, and lots of fun wa3 derived ' ' from the queer costumes. Miss Ora ' Belle Perry, as Red Ridjk??Hood, was awarded the prize the best costume; Mr. Fra.nk Bland and Miss Pet LaGrone, the most grace ful couple skating, and Master Horner Moyer, won the racing, prize. Books of .subscription to the -Johnston Building' and Lean Asso ciation will be oplm at the office of Y. May on February 17th, J. A. Lott, B. F. Crouch and Y. May, as corporators. The great impersonator, ?ffl?e^^j: Atlee Eldredge, will appear here at the auditorium- for Friday evening:. It is said that he can mix tears of sympathy with those of laughter quicker than any other man before the public. This is the last of th? Lyceum attractions. The John C. Calhoun Literary Society of the Johnston High School held a most interesting meeting on Friday afternoon. Several splendid papers were enjoyed. Among the visitors from Edge field here last week were Miss Tere? sa Haltiwanger, Messrs. Jas. Tomp kins, Wad Allen and J. E. Mims. A number of the young folks from here attended the dance at Edgefield on Friday evening, Misses Pet and Rose Lagrone, and Messrs. Frank Bland, Joe Cox and Joe Allen. Mr. Clark Couch has been in Newberry this week on business. Misses Sara and Mallie Waters entertained with a delightful recep tion on:Friday afternoon in com plimen?.of their friend, Miss Car wile, of. Newberry. From S:30 to' 1:30 they received their manied? friends, and from 5 to 6 the young adies. The receiving party stood in the parlor and the guests passed :rom there into the dining hall vhere a salad course was served. Vliss Carwile. is a charming young vornan and.it was a pleasure to all ,o meet her. Mr. J. L. Miller, of Collier, came >ver for a few days recently for a risit to the home of Mr. J. A. Lott. 3is children at the time were visit ng Mrs. Lott, their aunt. Mrs. Margaret Stevens, of Mect ng Street, has been visiting at the lome of Mrs. F. M. Warren near own. Mr. Englin, an electrician of Co umbia, is here this week putting lectric lights in the home of Mr. I. T. Turner. The electricity will >e generated by a dynamo attached o the gasoline engine. Mrs. John M. Wright has return d from a visit to Charleston. Mr. Barton Walsh has gone this reek to visit his parents in Sumter. Miss Andrina Ouzts is at home rom Augusta. Jnusual Success Causes Longer Stay. Holland Bros. have been so suc essful in their business here that hey have decided to remain in Edge ield until about the twenty-fifth ff March. They will place in their tore room next door to post office onie unusually line pianos in the lext ten days. A Strich <fc Zeidler rill be in the early part of this reek. This piano is classed among he artistic instruments of America, nd is oue of the few pianos that mder the Canadian tariff regula ions is admitted into Canada as a vork of art. Do not fail to see ind hear this piano. Some of the rorld-renowned Starr Pianos will be n next week, .