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SOME CIVIL WAR FACTS.
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
I was asked, on the last Memo
rial Day at Edgefield, to give as near
as I could, the number killed in the
army of northern Virginia during the
four years struggle. So I will give
?orne historic facts about this wing
of the army.
At the battle of Chicamauga, Gen.
Polk commanded an army corps and
he was on the right wing. Gen. Long
street commanded the center. About
the time we were ready to plunge in
to the dance with death, Gen. Polk
and Gen. Longstreet came riding by.
Gen. Polk waved his hat over his
head and said: "Aim low, boys. Kill
the bodies, and God have mercy on
their souls." He was an Episcopal
bishop. It was on the 19th and 20th
of September,* 1863 when this battle
was fought, and when nature spread
her sable robe over the bloody plain
2,380 Confederates lay dead on the
field. ? !
At Gettysburg in the three days' !
battle, 3,530 men were slain; the1
Seven Days' Battle in the forest of j
Richmond, 3,286 were dead on the '
field; Second Manassas, 1,553 were j
slain; Sharpsburg, Maryland, 1,512
were killed; at the Wilderness, Vir-1
ginia, 1,630 killed; Cold Harbor, 900; I
Winchester, 285; Cedar Creek, 339;'
Bentonville, 289; Seven Pines, 980'
killed. , I
All these were killed outright and 1
the list does not include those who 1
died from wounds. .They would run I
up into the thousands.
There were many other battles, I
some of greater magnitude than the '
above, which I cannot now .give for j
want of facts. All these killed that I '
have given were from the army of
northern Virginia. All the Confeder
ates killed in the battles named were
killed in the open. No trenches, no
dynamite no poison gas, no galling
tuns, ho air or under-water fighting.
Now, Mr. Editor, before closing
this article, let me, in behalf of those
old veterans, thank the Daughters
of the Confederacy for their extreme
kindness shown them on Memorial
Day. Each one will carry home sweet
inemories of their kind hospitality.
And let me say that Mr. Lee's ad
dress was a masterpiece, and was
much enjoyed by every one. It was
very historic, and he made it so plain.
Bis address was edifying to the
heart and soul. But he did not say
anything about Gen. Longstreet. He
stood next to Gen. Lee in rank and
was called Lee's war -horse. And
when it came to.hard down fightnig,
there, was not a general in the army
who could hold a bull-dog-grip as he
could. I believe that Gen. Jackson
eould maneuver an army faster than
Longstreet, but put him in the heat
of battle and he would stay there as
long as Jackson, Stewart or any other
But I shall defend Gen. Longstreet
through The Advertiser with your
permission. The other fellows shall
not have all the "roses." Yes, I shall
tell about two of old Edgefield's sons
who were Gen. Longstreet and Col.
Elbert Bland, two of the best when it
While at Edgefield I met Wad Al
len, a son of Washington Daniel Hol
land Allen. He carries in his face the
impress of his father. Wash Allen
was my bos^m friend through life.
Our friendship was akin to that of
Jonathan and David. I am glad that
Wash Allen's son went "over the top"
in France and has again landed uo
on his native heath. God bless you,
Wad. may you now enjoy the bright
sunshine of peace and contentment.
Scott and Wash Allen were my chums
from barefoot boys. We grew up to
young manhood together, volunteer
ed at the first sound of the bugle in
the "60's," fought together, bled to
gether, killed together at the Wilder
ness on the 6th of May, 1864. Scott
was shot through the head and I
'hrough the body; both left on the
field for dead, but somehow we came
to life and got well. But both have
crossed over, and for me the shadowy
ships are spreading their sable sails.
When I think of this great fact,
that the sons of the men who follow
ed Lee and Grant in the "sixties" are
marching shoulder to shou'der with
equal courage and equal glory to a
National Victory, it makes every beat
of my heart and every throb of my
pulse to feel tinctured afresh wich pa
triotism and courage.
My next will be Longstreet at
. J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
Missionary Meeting at Berea.
It has been decided to hold the
spring meeting of the First Division
W. M. U. at Berea church, Saturday,
May 31, for an all day meeting in the
interests of the Woman's Mission so
cieties of the churches in Mic- First
Division, Berea, Edgefield, Gilgal,
Stevens Creek, Mountain Creek,
Bold Spring, Bethany and Cleora Sun
beams. Let every society be planning
to send many representatives.
Mrs. W. B. COGBURN,
Division President. .
DANIELS EXPECTS AEROPLANES
WILL ENCIRCLE GLOBE.
Washington, May 18.-"Encircling
the globe by aeroplane" is the next
epoch-making fleet of aviation accord
ing to views expressed to-day by Sec
retary of the Navy Daniels in discuss
ing the wonderful feat of the navy
jin the successful flight of its aircraft
from Newfoundland to the Azores.
Secretary Daniels is full of enthu
siasm for the future of the navy and
j expressed himself as proud of the
performances of the officers and men
engaged in the transatlantic flight.
He regards the things accomplished
already as far from anything merely
spectacular, and looks to them as full
of substance for the future commerce
of the world and the linking together
of all its lands as could be done in no
other way than by the aeroplane.
"This is true," said Mr. Daniels.
'Aviation is bound to play a very
large part in the future of the world
both in peace and war. I told the last
congress I thought the main thing the
navy ought to do for the next year
was to study and experiment with a
viation, and not to proceed at once
?with the building of a great number
of power machines. My idea was that
we should investigate and produce
new things and keep in touch with
the thought and progress of the world
before taking up the problems of
great construction programs for air
craft. I also felt that by experimenta
tions we should solve the problem of
making flying the safest and best as
"During the year, therefore, we
flew in the Caribbean from Hampton
Roads to New York and up and down
the coast for speed and safety results.
European nations had been flying
from London to Paris and even long
er distances working out the prob
lems we had to solve.
When I was in Roma I saw an aero
plane flying over the city and carry
ing 25 to 30 persons. I have always
realized that each nation's duty was
to make its contribution to the devel
opment of art and science, and we
therefore, resolve that our contribu
tion would be with our best machines,
to demonstrate that the ocean could
be crossed by our seaoplanes."
"THE LUST OF THE AGES."
Through the efforts of Manager J.
H. Miller, of the Edgefield Theatre,
"THE LUST OF THE AGES," the
first extraordinary and spectacular
photo drama, in which Miss Lillian
Walker appears, has been secured for
ene night, Friday of next week, May
"THE LUST OF THE AGES" is a
spectacular attraction, embracing a
wholesome discourse on the evils of
money grabbing; on the dramatic or
picture side, it is a story and contains
a true portrayal of persons of wealth
and social position.
Miss Walker has never been allot
ted a more delightful character to
portray than that of Lois Craig in
"THE LUST OF THE AGES."
The production is an unusual off
ering due to the exceptional handling
of an altogether engrossing story, and
bits of artistry are contained in the
production that tend to mark it as
indeed an exceptional one. Wonder
ful light effects, new and untried seen
ic locations, tremendous sets and
scenes employing thousands of extras,
make "THE LUST OF THE AGES"
one worthy to see.
The production is from the studios
of the Ogden Pictures Corporation, a
concern that has already committed
itself to the releasing of special pro
Let all Edgefield see this great pic
ture May 30th.
MORE "FLUE" COMING.
Leading Physicians say we
are to have a repetition of
"Flue conditions this Fall
and Winter. You can wait
till you are sick to call a
doctor or get a square in
the cemetery, but the only
time to get Life Insurance
is to do so before you are
sick or dead.
I have the Best Policy at
LOWER rates. Will take
Liberty Bonds and War
Savings Stamps in payment.
The PRUDENTIAL has
the strength of GIBRAL
TAR over 1-2 Billion Dol
lars Assets. It is the Com
pany that can stand the
great drain by "flue" losses."
Amount of policy is
doubled if death by acci
dent. Also splendid extra
Benefits if Disabled by Ac
cident or Disease. Write for
cost at your age.
E. J. NORRIS.
For a Weak Stomach.
As a general rule all you need to
do is to adopt a diet suited to your
age and occupation and to keep your
bowels regular. When you feel that
you have eaten too much and when
constipated, take one of Chamber
OVER THE PHONE
By EDNA MOREY.
(Copyright, 191?, by the McClure Newspa
Tlie tingle of the telephone broke
the stillness of the June day. Again
and again it rang violently and might
have continued indefinitely had not
Rover roused his mistress from her
comfortable nap in the hammock. He
strenuously insisted by alternately
barkhg and then lapping lier cheek
that she hoed that insistent bell.
"Hello, Bab where in the world have
you been? I've been standing on one
foot, then the other, and was just
about to try my head when you
chirped 'hello' In a most peculiar way.
No, no; stop begging my pardon. I've
not tinte to listen to excuses now. Meet
me at the Country club nt five o'clock,
and woe be unto one fair damsel if
she keep me waiting again. Good-by."
The receiver went up with a click.
"Well, this rs Interesting, to say the
least." mused Peg. "Someone's rather
smart, ordering me around. He has a
nice voice, buMie didn't even give me
time to tell him I wasn't Bah. I won
der who she is! His lady fair, I pre
sume. I'd like to get even with him
for interrupting my nap."
She settled herself once more com
fortably in the hammock, but this time
was unable to indulge In anything but
day dreams. Life was terribly stupid
here at Aunt Eliza's. Why not, for a
little excitement, take a stroll to the.
Country club at five and perchance
Just get a glimpse of the owner of that
voice. To be sure, lt was merely an
attempt to satisfy idle curiosity, but lt
was better than simply lolling around
the rest of the afternoon.
Promptly at five o'clock she leisurely
nmde her way along the spacious ve
randa of the clubhouse endeavoring by
cnsual glances to locate the one of
whom she was In search. There were
groups scattered here and there in
threes and fours, and merry "good
bys" rang through the air as many
were leaving. Not a sign of her preyl
At last she spied a disconsolate figure
pacing furiously back and forth near
the entrance. He fingered his watch
nervously and scowled from time to
"Hello, old chap, what's up? You
look as if you'd not only eaten tacks
but swallowed the box as well. Allow
me to introduce my friend, Miss Mere
dith. Madge, this is Ted Burton. Ho
and Tom Wood are building some of
the nicest houses."
Burton acknowledged the Introduc
tion and then said: "I phoned my sis
ter to meet me here at five. She helps
on the interior decorating and we have
a rush order on one of the houses.
She's usually prompt-a pretty good
Peggy strolled by just in time to
hear this explanation, also to be
grabbed unceremoniously hy her old
friend Madge, who pounced upon her,
devoured her with quest.^ns. and then
introduced her to her fiance, Bob Ken
nedy, and to his friend, Ted Burton.
After a few commonplace remarks,
Peggy's eyes twinkled merrily. "Are
you quite sure, Mr. Burton, that you
got your sister by phone? By the way,
ls her name Bah?"
"Why, yes! Are you a mind reader?"
"Not exactly Someone was unkind
enough to rouse me from a most de
licious nap-order me here at five '
sharp, and, just through sheer femi- 1
nine curiosity. I came." 1
All joined in the laughter and Ted ?
forgave the telephone operator for the
giving of the wrong exchange.
"Well." he said, "since there are no
hopes of my sister putting in an ap- !
pearance, why not all -of us take a
run out to the cottage? You say you
and Miss Meredith are Interested. Bob. i
I might as well do a little advertising, i
you know." ,
They were all enthusiastic and eager j
to go. and their enthusiasm knew no
hounds when they beheld the tiny
homes, just the most comfortable ?
places Imaginable for young folks.
Six months later Ted's advertising 1
had worked so well that Madge and '
Boh were now happy as could be In
one of the wee houses.
Right next door, if you watch at per- .
haps not five o'clock sharp, hut a few
inimit?s later, you will see in the door- 1
way a smiling face with roguish,
brown eyes, and perchance you may
hear: "Good evening, Mr. Architect.
No, you needn't beg my pardon this
time. This is not the wrong number. ,
Come right in."
The Baby's Curls.
The young mother was proudly 1
wheeling her baby about In the nark '
the other day and a friend came abms ?
with a yoi.ng man. The young, man ,
was attracted to the baby, the little ?
one smiling up at him: "What pretty
curls!" he said, and proceeded to turn
one of the golden locks about his
finger. Imagine his surprise when lt 1
came off in his hand.
"Oh, I say," he cried, "did I pull It
"No,f you pulled it ofT," said the
mother, complacently. "They are only
sewed In the cap."
This, It seems, ls one of the latest
fads In regard to the baby and lite <
loving mothers who admire curly hair
In a baby.
In the "GcAd Old Days."
In the olden times the Welsh collier
worked 12 hours a day for the prince
ly sum of 75 cents a week, so a lectur
er tr M Ourdiff Naturalist th? other
night. This wage would not keep . j
miner In tobacco today.
We have received this week two large shipments of
Silk Waists, and we are making some special offerings
for this and next week.
Ten dozen of silk waists in black and
fancy colors guaranteed to rf? O IA
stand washing, $3.50 values at WM? 1 O
Five dozen Georgette waists Mt
in nil shades, $5.00 values, at y?A9uO
$7.50 Georgette waists
100 pair of ladies* shoes in dark brown or
patent, high or low heel, made r*A
by W. L. Douglas, 7.50 value <pD?Uv
A new shipment of dresses just arrived in Georgette
and Messaline. We have about 300 dresses in stock to
select from in all the leading shades. We have reduced
the prices of every one of these dresses.
A large shipment of young men's English suits ar
rived to-day. This is undoubtedly the snappiest line of
young men's suits ever shown around here before. We
have them in six different patterns, prices ranging
from $25.00 up to $39.00, but we have reduced the
prices of each one of these suits for this and next week.
We have received by to-day's express a large ship
ment of shapes.and trimmings.
NEW GOODS ARRIVING DAILY
COLLIER SADDENED BY DEATH
OF SON OF MR. AND MRS.
J. M. MILLER.
Thursday afternoon about four o'
lock the death angel snatched from
Lhe arms of the fond and loving pa
ents, their sweet little babe, Joe, age
about 21 months. But this blessed lit
tle sunbeam could be spared only a
short time from the portals of heav
en and the angel band came to bear
the precious jewel home, for he was
too pure and bright to dwell in this
The funeral services were held at
Republican church Friday, May 16,
conducted by Rev. P. B. Lanham.
Many relatives and friends assembled
.0 pay the last tribute to our beloved
erne. His body was laid to rest in the
;hurch yard beside that of his sister,
where it awaits the resurrection,
The floral ti-ibutes were numerous
and very beautiful.
Oh, how hard it is to realize that
he has passed into the spirit land.
Teach us, Heavenly Father to say,
'Thy will be done," -for we know that
nto each life some rain must fall.
May God bless and comfort those who
mourn his death.
Suggestion for a Camping Trip.
Buy a bottle of Chamberlain's Col
ic and Diarrhoea Remedy before leav
ing-home. As a rule it cannot be ob
tained when on a hunting, fishing or
prospecting trip. Neither can it be ob
tained while on board the cars or
steamships and at such times and
places it is most likely to be needed.
The safe way is to have it with you.
The son of the family was home on
bis first vacation since he had attain
d to the dignity of college prefect,
?e and his father were discussing
he affairs of the day, and finally the
"Yes, gov, I hope when I am as old
s you are I'll know more than you
"I'll go you one better, my boy,"
:he father replied. "I hope that when
^ou are that old you will know as
nuch as you think you do now."
BUSINESS IS BOOMING and
FORDS are rolling. Get your order
We now'have in our new refrigerator and keep fresh meats
of all kinds every day in the week.
All steak for 30c. a pound
All roast for 25c. a pound
We have also added a line of FANCY GROCERIES.
We make specialty of White House Tea and Coffee and
Swift's Premium Hams and Bacon.
Phone us your orders.
G. V. CROUCH
We take this means of letting people
know that we have opened a garage op
posite the stable of Mr. Bettis Cantelou
and are prepared to do all kinds of re
pairs on automobiles, trucks, gasoline
engines and other machinery. We give
personal attentional to all work entrust
ed to us, and can therefore guarantee
every job that leaves our garage.
Call us up on phone 63 when you need
our services. Prompt attention given to
all work given us. A trial is all we ask.
Lyon Brothers' Garage