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1914 Harvest Scene on Hon W. A. Strom's Limestone Farm.
Reproduced by courtesy of the Southern Field._
The Griffis Barbecue.
It was impossibte for The Ail ver
tiser man to attend the Griffis bu
becue last Friday, as we had ex
pected to do for some time, but w
have received ?rood reports. The at
tendance was large, the dinner was
up to the usual high standard, the
sinusic met the approval of the
dancers and the order throughout
the day was perfect. The absence
of whiskey and whiskey drinkers
.was very marked. Mr. (-5 ri tri s lias
. always discouraged drinking and
every possible form of disorder on
tbe grounds, lt has constantly been
h?s purpose to provide^diversion for
the young people of the community
and adjoining communities upon as
high plane as possible. It has not
primarily been a money making en
terprise. Only a comparatively small
sum is realized each year above the
actual expenses.
Made Mountain Tour.
Mr. and Mrs. J. I). Holstein, Sr..
Mrs. C. A. Griffin and Mr. J. D.
Holstein, dr., returned Sunday night
from a week's sojourn in the moun
tains. They left Asheville in their
car about nine o'clock in the for-t
roon, came down to Greenville fori
dinner, remaining about two hours, j
^and also stopped at Greenwood for
supper, reaching Edgetield about ll
o'clock. Th s is better time than
they could have made by rail. Du
ring their entire week's journey the
party motored about GOO miles
without an accident of any kind,
using only about gallons of gaso
line, notwithstanding the fact that
climbing mountain roads. Thi>
is a strong endorsement of Julian
Holstein's skill as a driver as well
as being a substantial testimonial
to the durability and eiiomierun-i
ning of his Ford touring car.
Death of a Beloved Young Lady
The friends in Edgefield of Miss
Mamie Morgan, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. .1. W. Morgan, were
greatly shocked Tuesday morning
by the announcement of h?r death
which occurred in Asheville early
Tuesday morning. She had been in
failing health for more than a year i
and as her condition recently be
came more acute she was taken to a
sanitarium in Asheville last Wed
nesday fe * treatment. She ?rrew
worse and the end came suddenly
yesterday. Miss Mamie Morgan wai
deservedly/very popular. Her gentle
manner, sweet spirit and amiable
disposici?n caused her to make
friends of all with whom she met.
Miss Mamie was a member of Gil
gal church and in the family square
in the churchyard her mortal
remains will be laid to rest this af
ternoon. The Advertiser extends
profound sympathy to the bereaved
loved ones.
Musical Treat
Mr. Mrs. B. B. Jones gave great
pleasure to about a dozen of their
friends of musical inclination on !
Tuesday evening at their hospitable
home, in honor of Miss Nan Gunter
of Bates burg.
Every time Miss Gunter comes
to Edgefield a certain coterie of her
music loving admirers by a peculiar
magnetism are drawn together and
she holds them spell bound with her
bewitching voice. Tuesday even
ing was such an occasion. Some
of our coterie were absent, but she 1
sang about the one across the seas,
and we thought of the other one |
whose original composition and con
genial companionship would have
added great charm to the occasion,
but he was prevented also.
Miss Gunter sang several beauti
ful selections. She is not often al
lowed to sing anything new. Each
one calls for the last years favorite,
and the wee small hours find her
still answering the demand for more
and more.
A delightful vacatiou from the
.past was a new voice, that of Miss
Miriam Norris who Bang two beauti
ful selections, charming all who
Miss Eliza Minis sang1 with .*
eompanimeut Hy Miss Norris,
Dry Those Tears," this bei ns
great favorite of the annual mus
Dainty refreshments of pea
cream and nahiscos were served 1
the gracious hostess.
Strother Duno- ant.
''.Miss Emily Barnwell Stroth
and William Lowndes Dunovan
both of Edgefield, were married ye
terday about noon at Trinity re
tory by the Rev. Kirkman G. Fi
lay. The wedding was a surprise
the families and friends of the your
couple none of whom were presei
at the ceremony. Mr. and Mr
Dunovant left . immediately fi
Edgefield where they will mal
their home.
The bridegroom is a brother <
Mrs. Oscar La Borde of this city.
While the foregoing announc
ment which appeared in The Sta
Sunday morning was a surprise 1
Edgetield friends who were not ii
formed as to the plans of these pei
pie. yet it was not altogether ui
expected. It was known that bot
of them had succumbed some tim
ago to Cupid's darts. These popula
yoting people represent two ver,
old anihonored Edgefield familia
Miss : Strother is the charmin
daughWr of Mr. and Mrs. Julia
R. Strother and Mr.' Dunovant i
the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W
L. Dunovant. They came to Edgt
held from Columbia Saturday night
The Advertiser joins their hosts o
friends in extending heany cor
gratulations and sincere good wisl
Offcial List of Candidates
The following is an official list o
the candidates who have filed thei
pledges and paid their assessments
Hut 'SE HF i: K l'H Ks EXT ATI VES.
M P Wells,
J P DeLaughter,
S T Williams,
S B Marsh,
J T Minis,
J R Smith,
? S Johnson.
J R Timmerman,
C M Melichanip.
J E Holmes.
S M Smith,
A R Nicholson,
J H Camelon.
W T Kinnaird.
First District:
N L Brimson,
C E Quarles,
Second D:
Wallace W Wise.
Third D:
J G Moblev,
. J W Cox.
Fourth D:
J F Pardue,
W W Miller.
Fifth D:
R N Edmunds,
J W Johnson,
J R Bod ie.
Sixth D:
R L Bod ie,
J D Quarle.s.
Seventh D:
A Gilchrist,
W E Sheppard,
J O Seigier.
Eighth D:
W E Turner,
A C Ouzts,
J. C Tbmmerman.
Absent For Two Weeks.
I shall be away on ray vacation
from J uh 18th to August Hrd. du
ring which time my office will be
closed. Mr. E. J. Minis at Bank
of Edgefield has kindly consented
to deliver finished work during roy
Geo. F. Mims.
July 14-2t.
County Campaign
(Continued from page 1.)
vised against his making public
speeches. Fur that reason lie did
speak at length. He said'that very
likely this will be his last term, if
elected again, as he can not longer]
afford to make the sacrifice that;
serving as a member of the
House of the involves. It is his am
bition to make such a useful mem
ber that the peuple will say of him
that be bas been a profitable servant
of the people. Ii; closing Mr. De
Laughter pledged bis very best
efforts lo the peuple of Edgefield
county if they elect him again.
Ult. S. lt. MA15SII.
The second speaker wasM**. S. B.
Marsh of Trenton who, as he stated,
appeared before the people asking
that he be sent to the legislature?
Above the rostrum in Che school
building where the meeting was
held were the words, "Class of '14,"
and Mr. Marsh slated that it could
truly be said that he too is of the
class of '14. Not that he has at
tended the Johnston High School
but that he enters polities this good
year 1914 for the first time. He
said the matter of deciding to enter
the race was the greatest struggle
of his |ife. The disinclination and
the advice of friends not to en"
ter politics on the one hand and the
call to duty on the other, made it
exceedingly difficult indeed for him
to reach a decision. He said poli
tics bau reached such depths of deg
radation and shame in South Caro
lina that he boped to be of some as
sistance in restoring it to a plain of
decency. If elected he will have
constantly before him the interests
of the people of Edgefield county
and the State at large.
In closing Mr. Marsh stated that
he can not minglevery much with
the people of Johnston and vicinity
during the campaign ind requested
his friends to become interested in
his candidacy and see those who do
not know brm so well. He feels
confident of the support of ihose
who already know bim. They have
confidence in his sincere desire to
be of service to them should be sent
to Columbia.
HUN. M I*. wKl.l.s.
Mr. Wells congratulated the peo
ple of Johnston upon the many
evidences of prosperity which he
had observed, tegarding them as
the most progressive peuple in the
county. He referred to the fact that
Johnston was the first town in the
county lo install electric lights and
the first to establish a High School
under the High School act. Mr.
Wells said a legislator can frequent
ly be of great assistance to his con
stituency in aiding in killing a bad
bill, illustrating the point by refer
ring to the service he rendered in
Hon. M. P. Wells
defeating the bill that provided for
cutting off *200,ooo worth of prop:
erty from Edgefield county and giv
ing it to Greenwood. He said the
matter is liable to come up at some
future time and there should be
some one on hand with experience
so it cou'.d be defeated again. He
favors keeping; more of th
money at home instead of ser
it off to the. larger cities. Imi
the road and schools. Ile favo
amendment to the constitutioi
ing a limit for the levy of tate
state purposes, refering to the
that Georgia has fixed a li mi
youd which the legislature cai
sro. Mr. Wells stated that 20 :
ago the state had property to
amount of 8140,060,000 and
levy then was four and th ree-<
ter mills while now the aggn
of property has increased to 8
000,000 and the levy has als
creased to about five and one
mills. He has no war to mak
the slate colleges but believes
the common schools should be I
generously supported.
Mr. Wells advocated roar]
provement at some length, sta
that the people of the state are
ina a tax for bad roads far in es
of what the state levies. He
that with improved roads, en?b
farmers to market their proc
more cheaply, about * 10.500 cc
be saved in the marketing of
35,000 bales of cotton grown in
county. Mr. Wells introduced a
to place all of the convicts in
penitentiary on the public ro:
but he said, unfortunately, he
the convicts were retired to prh
iife before the bill became a 1
Mr. Wells advocates the levy <
tax b.\ the state on the sale o
quor just as is done by the naiit
government, the, amount receivec
be apportioned among the count
He spoke of the work that is
ing done bv the state colleges, cc
mending in the highest terms
work that is being done by
Citadel. He stated that the thorou
ness of the work of an institut
of learning can not be judged
the amount of money at its cc
mand, the appropriation for
Citadel being far less than that
the other schools. He stated tl
about *4?n per student is paid
the colleges, while the children w
attend the public schools only
ceive about *'9 each.
The last candididate for legis
tive honors to speak was Mr. S.
Williams. He began by saying 1
political aspiration dated from 18'
and that he has " attended coun
conventions and served as the e
ecutive committeeman from 1
club for the past 30 years. He sti
ed that he has given more free ser
in the political held than any oth
m an prese nt.
Mr. Williams referred at leng
of the work ot Clemson college ai
to hi. duties as a member of tl
board of viators of this institu tio
he being the only farmer on tl
board. Seven lawyers compose tl
other six members of the boan
Ex-Gov. M. F. Ansel being tl
chairman. He says the duty of tl
board is to examine everything i
and around the college. There wei
800 manly boys in attendance an
that avery department was run Uh
clock work. In speaking of ho'
Clemson uses the money it receive
Mr. Williams stated that'aboti
?110,000 was spent in the eradica
tion of the cattle tick and in stamj
ing out diseases of live stock. Al
of this has been a good investment
Mr. Williams discussed the pub
lie roads at some length, statin;
that there there are three ways ij
which money can be raised for roa<
building: 1st, a bond issue; 2nd, b;
special levy, and third by a reduc
tion of the road tax and the enact
raent of a law requiring every mai
in the couty to work from four tc
six days on the roads each year. Mr
Williams said that neither of thes<
plans of improving the 1,700 milei
or roads in the county would b<
favored by a majority of the people
Mr. Williams favors compulsory
education, having been convinced
of the need of such a law by the
small attendance upon some of thc
schools of the county. He also cited
an instance where a farmer in thc
oounty who own 800 or 1,000 acree
of land and ig not giving his chil
j dren any advantages , of an educa
jtion. Mr. Williams favors the prin
ciple of compulsory education hut
j may not favor some measures that
j may be introduced,
j Tn closing he congratulated the
?Johnston audience upon the very
?close attention that was given each
j speaker, stating that it was the
Mr. S. T. Williams.
most attentive mdience that he has
witnessed in 10 years.
The candidates for the c un ty
offices were called upon, but all ex
cept S. M. Smith, Esq., and J. H.
Camelon, Esq., candidates for mas
ter, declined to r?pond. These two
gentlemen only made brief state
ments. J. W.Cox,Esq.,candidate for
magistrate of the'Johnston district,
announced his candidacy. A
At the close of the county cam
paign meeting the chairman intro
duced the Hon. R. M. Mixson, a
candidate for congress. Hon. James
F. Byrnes, who is a candidate for
re-election, was not present. The
speeches of thes? gentlemen will be
reported by The Advertiser when
the Congressional campaign meet
ing is he'd at Edgelield on August j
Treasured Letters of the Sixties
Brought to Light.
The subjoined letters were writ
ten from the scenes of the war in
Virginia in 1S0:3 and 1804 by John
Srayly Lan dru m (an uncle of the
The Advertiser) to his pareuts, Dr.
and Mrs. John Landrum, who re
sided three miles north of Meeting
Street: He was sergeant in Co. K.,
14th regiment S. C. infantry, Gen.
McGowan's brigade.
Camp Near Orange, C. H. Va.
August 5, 1803.
My dear Mother :
We have marched
undisturbed by the enemy from Cul
pepper to this place, wading three
rivers which crossed our path. We
are now within a mile of the Rapi
dan in which we bathe, the only
plea on which we can leave the
camp. Last Saturday we were on
picket. On reaching our post we
found Hampton's brigade giving
back from before the enemy, hav
ing been driven bv them four miles
that morning, the Yankees having
more than double our number. By
order of Gen. A. P. Hill we were
immediately deployed to meet them
and arrest rheir progress advancing
to meet them when we came to a
slight eminence. I cannot describe
the grandeur of the sight of the
valley below. There was nothing to
obstruct our view and we could
watch every manoeuvre. We poured
volley after volley into their most
beautifully formed squadrons, and
they immediately detailed squad
rons to attack our right and left
flanks respectively. Our cavalry was
formed on our left. The enemy
made the charge which was done in
elegant style driving back our cav
airy on our left aH having no op-"
position on our right. They flanked
right and lett and came up in our
tear. For a while it was a hand-to
hand fight. They hacking with their
?abres and with pistols iu hand or
dered a surrender which was done
by a part of a North Carolina regi
ment which with ours wes the only
infantry engaged. We soon cur.
down those in our rear and by the
aid of our artillery, drove back
those <m our righ't and left and we
being reenforced Jny this time they
were pursued until night. Our regi
ment lost only a few- wounded and
two or three prisoners. Cavalry
lighting has t.. Iv- don,, mure brisk
ly than any other kind.
Charles says tell Kinma to try and
send him by the last of August, 3
?.airs o?' socks, half wool and half
cotton. Ile says she must buy
them if sile can not get them other
wise. He wants her to make him a
pair of suspender4 with a bole in
one end. Knit me two pair socks
hail' wool and half cotton. I am not
in a hurry for them.
Yours affectionately,
.J. S. Land rum.
Camp near Orange C. H. Va.
February 10, 13G4.
My dear Father:
I have been
quite busy for some days past now
Hxing up our new quarters which
are the most roomy and comforta
ble we have had since the war.
Wood is plentiful and water con
venient. On Sunday morning the
enemy, advanced to the opposite
bank of the Rapidan, threatening
our front. Our brigade by the lett
flank un the river, crossed the bridge
at Liberty Hills, and marched upon
the enemy's right flank which we
so?n reached, but they fled at first
sight. We loaded ard followed, but
we ever got near enough to fire a
single shot. They obstructed the
road by felling trees and piling
rails on it. When night overtook us
we filed out in the woods and biv
ouacked, starting back to camp the
next morning at sunrise, the enemy
having retired during the night be
yond reach. The roads are in very
good condition for this time of
year but I think we will have some
very severe weather yet before
spring, the weather having been
tolerably mild so far. Our brigade
has been increased considerably by
the conscription. Most of them have
been assigned to the 1st regiment,
it being the smallest. I ara glad that
none were sent to our regiment.
They seem to be very low-spirited
and disheartened, but they will get
over that soon I hope. Wheu they
first came they said that we saw a
good time compared to what they
saw at home sitting up patrolling
and overseeing, but that little raid
we went on last Sunday which was
little more than fun to us gave them
a taste of the pleasures of a soldiers'
life. Nearly half straggled. I cannot
but pity the poor fellows, although
it is as much their duty to be here
as it is raine. I think they will make
good soldiers when they become
inured to the exposure and hard
ships of the camp. Gen. McGowan
has resumed command. The brig
ade attended a serenade a few nights
after bis return. He gave us a nice
little speech, telling the soldiers
how well their families were cared
for at home. He said that he return-'
ed because he found that the people
at home did not care for anybody
except those in the field. That being
the case, he had come away although
his wound is still unwell. Gen Per
rin rose and said that he could not
speak. He told us that be loved us
and hated to leave us and to "show
ray regard to you," said he, " I
have petitioned to Gen. Lee to as
sign rae to some command in the
army, so that if you ever get in
close quarters I may come up on one
flank and help you out." I was glad
to hear that for 1 think that he is a
good leader. Both of these officers
are ranch loved by this brigade.
This regiment (as well as the oth
ers of this brigade) held a meeting
yesterday to consider the matter of
re-enlisting. It was agreed by all to
go in for the war. ,
I might prolong my letters ad in
finitum, if I should relate, as some
do, all the petty thefts, tricks, ar
rests, etc., that take place daily in
the camps, but these I always leave
out, as it would not add to the lus
tre of the soldier's character. I have
received Mar's letter by J. Russell.
My love to her, Kate, Jimmie and
Most Affectionately yours,
J. S. Land rum?
Died in Columbia.
Mrs. St. Pierre Herin died at her
home in Columbia Tuesday and was
buried at Philppi this morning.
Her pastor, Rev. R. M. Kennedv
of Columbia, conducted the funeral.
She was a Christian in the true
sense. Her pastor spoke in the high
est terms of her services since dhe
became a member of his church.
Mrs. Herin was a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Derrick.
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