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(&Umi Newspaper M^t^h datplina VOL. 78. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY? OCTOBER 1,1913 NO, 34 JOHNSTON LETTER. Lyceum Course Arranged, first Meeting of New Century Club. Approaching Marriage M?BB Lillian Mobley ie at bom e from a two month's visiteo her sis ter, Mrs. M. T. Siftley. Miss Lottie Bean left last week to e?ter Coker college, Hartsvilie. She was one of the honor graduates of the High School here this past June. Mr. W. D. Berry, a prosperous farmer, is making splendid nee of his deering Linder, using it to cut his pea hay. By doing this, he has taken the bundles and had the peas thrashed from them. A splendid lyceum course has been booked from the Alkahest, At lanta, and the attractions contain many fine numbers, concerts, lec tures, etc. They will be given in the opera house which Mr. H. W. Crouch has had fitted np, the first number to be in October. The Rev. Mr. Keeler, the new pastor of the Lutheran church ar rived last week and he and his charming bride are domiciled in the parsonage where they were given a cordial welcome by his flock. On Sunday evening he preached an able sermon to a large congregation. Mrs. Mike Clark has been quite sick for several days. . . Miss Pearl Padgett was a visitor here on Sunday. . Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cartledge, M?. Blanche Calhoun Folke and* Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn, of Greenwood, spent Sunday here with relatives. Mr. Leroy Werta, of Belton, was , here during the week. A meeting that was both profita ble and enjoyable, was that of the general circle gathering, of the mis sion society of the Baptist church which was held last Monday after, noon. This is an annual meeting and invited to meet with the mem bers were the presidents of the va rious local mission societies, the offi cers of the Y. W. A., and of the Sunbeam band. The meeting was held in the Sunday school room, and at the door, Mesdames F. M. Boyd and P. B. Waters welcomed each one. In the Philathea room, the registry book was held by Mes dames M. W. Clark and Hattie Parrish and souvenirs were given by Mesdames Witt and Herlong. An excellent program was arranged and Mrs. S. J. Watson presided, and seated with her was the state president W M. U., Mrs. W. J. Hatcher, who spoke on *'Our pres ent needs." Mrs. L. C. Latimer, local president, gave a talk on wel fare work, and readings were given by Misses Alma Woodward and Loisa Watson. An offering to state missions was made which amounted to $46.50. The music was an attract ive feature and following the pro gram, a social hour was spent and ic.-s and cake were served by the young girls. Mrs. John E. Swearingen, who underwent a painful operation last week at Knowlton's hospital, Co-1 lumbla, is improving. | Miss Eula Satcher left on Wed j nesday last for Columbia college. Mrs. Ida Stevens and Miss Lena j Stevens spent last week here with relatives. Miss ClaraMcLenna has returned to Waldo, Fla., after spending the snmrner here. Mrs. Olin Eidson has been visit ing her cousin, Miss Hattie Rush ton in Columbia. Mr. L. V. Claxton, a Confederate arranged a very happy day last Sr.fc urday for those of his comrades who fought with nim in the battle of . Cbickamauga. Cid times were re viewed and both amusing and sad incidents were recalled. A sumptuous dinner was served and those who participated in the enjoyments were Capt. P. B. Waters, Messrs. M. W. Clark, J. M. Turner, Absalom Horne, Ridge, Wayne Posey, Chas. Carson, J. R. Williams, Cliff Wil liams, Andrew Moyer, Rufus Der rick, Joe Collum, John Hair, Bar ges Barton, William Fobey, Ridge, Geo. Lybrand, Warrenville. Mr. Jeter Horton, a naval officer, P. I,, was a visitor in the home of Mr. W. E. LaGroae during the past week. Cordial interest is being manifest A COPY OF ?h ed in the announcement of the en gagement of Mr. Elzie LaGrene to 'Miss Ethel ColemahJ-"" the dau'gbter of Dr. and Mrs. Coleman of Aiken,, and friends are extending to him hearty congratulations upon win ning so charming a life companion. The marriage will take place about the middle of October. The New Century Club has re sumed activities and the tirst meet ing of the fall months wa6 held on Tuesday afternoon with Miss Zena Payne. There was an amount of ac cumulated business to come before j the meeting which Mrs. F. M. Boyd as president transacted. Shakespeare is again being studied and a few minutes of each meeting will be de voted to current events. The lesson study was "Love's Labor's Lost," and MrH. John W. Marsh made a delightful teacher and jthis senti mental play was well discussed. Following the lesson a social hour was enjoyed, there being a number of invited friends present, besides the members. Misses Frances and Bessie Ford Turner served fruit pnnch out on the piazza and all passed from here out into the flower garden where in a corner, with flowers, rustic chairs and seats, a sa'ad cour?e was served. While re freshing themselves they listened to several musical selections by Mrs. O. D. Black. A Cavalry Charge at Gettys burg. I have been asked to describe a real cavalry charge. That will be a rather difficult job for me to do, as I was in the infantry ann of the service, and never witnessed but one cavalry charge during the four year6 that I was in the war, and that was a counter-charge. My command was stationed upoli an elevation over-looking the plains below, wait ing for orders to plunge into the vortex. To see thousands of men on horses with sabres drawu at armt length going as fast as the horses could run, meeting in combat in open field, is one of the most aw ful things thattakes place in war. But war is a soldier's occupation, and he accepts the conditions. For ages after the dismember ment of the Roman Empire, it was the vast bodies of cavalry that checked and changed the currents of battles and settled the fate of j armies and empires. This is not! true now-can never be true again; j but a cavalry charge, met by a' counter-charge of cavalry, is still, perhaps, the most terrible spectacle witnessed in war. Imagine your self looking down upon an open plain, where five thoi^and horses are marshalled in battle-line. Stand mt ll.!. *s?Zi?&-'\- ?. - C?'?K it??. <? ine: beside them are .five thousand riders, armed; booted.. and ;SpaVreri, ready to mount;- -The bugl-???.??: the "Mount," and instantly. five thousand plumes rise above the horses as the riders spring into the' saddles. In front of the respective squadrons the daring leaders take their places; on the ?ffnet slope of the same plain, are five thousand hostile horse.';.en clad in different uniforms, ready to meet these in counter charge. Under those ten thousand horses are hoofs, rough shod and pitiless; beneath whose furious tread the plain IB soon to quake and tremble. Again ou each .slope of the open field the bugles sound. Ten thou sand sabres leap from scabbards and glisten in the sun-light. The trained horses champ their restrain ing bits, and as the bugle notes sound the charge, their nostrils dilate and their flanks Hwell in sym pathetic impulse with the dashing riders. "Forward," shouts the com mander. Down the lines and through the columns in quick succession ring the echoing commands, "For ward, forward." As this order thrills through eagei ears, sabres pluuge and spurs are planted in palpitating flanks. The madly fly ing horses thunder across the tremb ling held tilling the air with clouds of dust and whizzing pebbles. Their iron rimmed hoofs in remorseless tread crush the stones to powder and crash through the flesh and bones of hopeless riders who chance to fall. As front Against front these furious riders pluuge their sweeping sabres, slashing edge against edge, cutting a way through opposing ranks, gashing faces, breaking arms, and splitting heads, it is a scene of wildest war; a whirling tempest of battle, short lived but terrible. No tongue, nor pen, can adequately portray its vacilating fortunes at each dread ful moment. As 1 now write myriad thrill-, ing incidents, both appalling and inspiring rush over ray memory. I hear again the words of Barlow! "Tell my wife that I freely gave my life for my country," I see the gallant yoting Avery in his bloody gray uniform writing as he dies, "tell father that I fell with mv face to the foe." Across this plain in alternate waves roll the battle tide on either side, until the ruthless Harvester fills his heaps of slain thicker than the grain-shocks gath ered by the husbandman's scythe. On they go. The Confederate battle-flags and the Union banners are floating side by side. Face to face, breast to breast, are the hos tile host. The awful din and con i PUBLISHED MARCH 2, 1837 fusion of close combat.is heard, aa men Watter, and brain each other. ?S^jfci??.*u awful tching! But rt ?B impossible. for one to grasp the awfulness of a cavalry charge. J. Resell Wright. ?! y Petit Jury, 1st Week. i John A Miniok, Moss, H Y Dorn, Piekens, E J Barker, Meriwether, V/ A Gable, Hi bier, ' P B WaterB, Jr., Johnston, ; R P Holliday, Hibler, G T Swearingen, ??jhaw, M it Wright, Johnston, J S Williams, Roper, D D Brimson, Moss, E M Bunch, Meriwether, S W Sullivan, Wise, F A Walker, Trenton, Press Thurmond Meriwether, R T Hill, Pickens, T R Cartledge, Parksville, CB Strom, Rehoboth, L O Warren, Pickens, T J Wash, Moss, R L Dunovant, Pi eke os, R C Padgett, Wise, J Cal Hatcher, Wise, Pierce Byrd, Blocker, . J W Sawyer, Jr., Johnston. Dozier Clark, Ward, J H Parkman, Collier, GB Timmertnan, Elmwood, WE Lott, Pickens, J H Stone, Talbert, B J Harrison, Trenton, Wylie Franklin, Wark. W H Timmerrnan P Lane, L G Watson, Trenton, J P Nixon, Clark's Hill, Ed Ctillura Shaw, E R Mobley, Johnston. Interesting Letter From Mr. P. NI- Lott. A recent visit to Edgefield brought us in contact with several very pleasant patriotic and useful people living and exercising their talents for the uplift of humanity in historic Edgefield. We do not speak advisedly but as a fact when we assert historic because Edgefield has a history of which every citizen born and raised in her borders is proud. It was and is the home of some of the greatest soldiers, states men and jurists of the south, yes of the nation. It was the home of the Pickens, Butlers, Bonhams, Garys, Tillmans, Tompkius, B.ions, Mim? and other noted citizens. On this oc casion it was our pleasure to meet Beverai sons and daughters of citi zens that lived there generations igo.|Mr. J. L. Mims, editor and pro prietor of one of th? oldest and best 30unty newspapers in the south. Mr. Wigfall Cheathara, a risiug young journalist editor of the bright new sy Chronicle. r VOL. 2, NO. 4. The Edgefield bar is composed of as brilliant and honorable set of lawyers as .cao be found rn , any ??ste -OT nargon..J?heppard brothers La firth composed of two gentlemen,, who are known for their activity db church, school and finance.' Judge J. Wm. Thurmond a gen tlemen with an enviable reputation for his success in law, legislative achievement and finance. A.S. Tomp kins, Esq., a successful lawyer noted for his dry wit and physical make op. B. E. Nicholson, Esq , a scion of one of the oldent families of the county, a brilliant lawyer and slates man. Capt, George Evans comes from a line of soldiers whose darinji deeds of heroism will live to the end. M. P. Wells, Esq., holds a warm place in the hearts of his clients. Col. P. B. Mayson lawyer and financier can be found in his office doini: business or exercising his seven feet anatomy across the 'midway," Capt. E. H. Folk and S. McG Simkins are lawyers of state wide reputation. We found Mr. J. R. Cantelou busy about the county fair. Edge field county should have one of the best county fairs in the state. We have the resource. There is not a community in the county that could not get up a creditable exhibit. We fear that people getup the idea that the county fair is a local affair and that all the credit goes to the peo ple of Edenfield. Such ip not the case It is a county affair and its success or failure effects every re sponsible citizen in it. There is quite a lot of biff yields of corn, wheat, oats, peas, potatoes, hay. etc., that the grower is proud of; he shows superior knowledge of agri cultural thrift and seed selection. Now why not let the people knou yon and know what you have done. The prem.ums you may win should not be the prime motive for your efforts but county pride, patriotism and progressiveness. There are enough creditable farra product*, fine horses, mules, cows and poul try around Edgefield, Johnston, Trenton, Pleasant Lane, Parksville. Modoc. Plum Branch, Clark's Hill, WThite Town, Red Hill, Ropers, Colliers, Meriwether^ Rehoboth, Delphi and Meeting Street to make six county fairs each of which would be larger than the one we have at Edgefield annually. We know what we are talking about We have seen what the people of Edgefield county have and we know what the people of other counties have and what Edgefield has is equal to the best other countries. Let us all get together and show our county pride by making tb'.i county fair a success. P. N. Lott. GARDNERSVILLE NEWS. Two "Pairs of Blue Eyes" Sond The Advertiser a Bright Letter-Death of Little Edgar Gardner. Dear Mr. Editor: Well, Gardner ville has come again to tell the news. This time two smaller girls will do the talking. Our neighborhood was shocked and saddened just two weeks ago by the sudden death of little Edgar Gardner. Dear little Edgar, the eld est son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Ga rd ner, was such a bright little darling boy of four years. Everybody who knew bim loved him. He ?vas sick only two and a half days with that dread disease diphtheria. We can't realize that Edgar wili be with us at our little school frolics no more. We extend our deepest sympathy to his bereaved paren ta. The body of Mr. Nish Hancock was brought home 'yesterday from Georgia to be laid to rest at the family cemetery of the old Han cock home. Mr. Hancock was a gal lant soldier of the Civil war. Ali his survivingjcomrades of the neigh borhood and many other friends at tended the funeral. We are glad to welcome baok to their old home from Augusta Mrs. T. H. Roper and daughter, Mary. Mr. Q. Cogburn paid a short vis it to this neighborhood Wednesday last. We are always glad to see him. Come again Uncle Q. Mrs. John Cooper and little Mar ione are spending awhile with Mi*. Cooper's father, Mr? Henry. Wal ton wboiis ill at hi? home at Ninety Six, s c. ^ WS??8Mi We had a surprise last week, Mr. Tom Briggs and Miss Nellie Oet zen of Columbus, Ga. We ars glad to welcome you Miss Nell as a neighbor. Mrs. Eb Mathis:, and- Mrs. John Briggs are spending ;the week with . Mis. Barney Dora at Grovetown, -, Ga. ..- ?: . V . ? All the farmers are busy harvest ing hay, pul line corn, and of course picking and ginning cotton. We are thankful for the beautiful weather? after having so much rain. Our school has been running four weeks now. We have ' our same ? teacher Miss Mary Mealing. They t?ll u6 she is h?ying a nice house 1 built in North Augusta. We do hope we won't lose her. We couid not do without her now. We all love Miss Mary. Miss Emmie Mae Cooper's sch?ol ' will open the first of October. She is going to teach the Sweetwater school. Master Lewis Shaw wili leave for Cedar Springs Tuesday. Thie will 'be his first year there. Several of } his little girl and boy friends are invited to 3ine with him Saturday. . They are expecting a fine time. Two Pair of Blue Eyes. .. North Augusta, S. C. Informal Farewell Reception. Tuesday ?rfternoon Miss Florence Mims entertained a number of her school friends in honor of Miss Lizzie Roper who will leave in a few days to make ber home per manently in North Augusta. The young people, about a score in num ber, passed the time vory pleasantly. A book, of Edgefield souvenirs which also contained parting greet ings from each guest was presented to the guest of honor. At the close of an advertisement contest, in which Miss Marion Bailey won the prize, iced refreshments were served. Y. ^YV. A. Meeting. The Y. Wi A. will meet with Mies Miriam Norris at 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, October 6. Subject, the world to-day. Song, "One sweetly solemn thought." Bible study, Psalm 72. Prayer. America, president. South America and Mexico, Ruth Timmerman. Europe, Florence Miras. The story of a carpet, Marie Key. A week in the W. M. XL train ing school. Miriam Norris. Current events, Lallie Peak. Minutes, Business. Song, "Singing all the time." Closing prayer.