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THE NEWS AND HERALD
Vol..LXIX---No. 99 WINNSBORO, S. C! APRIL 17, 1912. Established 1844.
MEMORIAL TO SOUTHERN
Ceremonies of the Unveiling Yes
terday. Capital Thronged
Columbia, April 12. - South
Carolina's - everlasting memorial
to the Women of the Confederacy,
said to be the first monument to
women ever'erected independent
ly by a State. was unveiled yes
terday with splendid ceremonies.
The governor ,nd other officials,
the State military, the United
Daughters of the Confederacy,
the United Confederate Veterans
and delegates of college students
and other visitors from all parts
of the State participated in the
The monument was designed
by F. Wellington Ruckstuhl of
New York. The central figure
depicts a Southern woman digni
fied and beautiful waiting to be
crov;ned with laurel by the figure
in the rear. On either side are
other figures representing the
South, bearing laurel to lay at
the heroine's feet. The mosi
important inscrip :ion on the
monument says: "In this monu
ment generations unborn shall
hear the voice of a great people
testifying to the sublime devo
tion of the women of South Car
olina in their country's need."
The Monument Commissior
was appointed March, 1909. by
Governor M. F. Ansel under au
thority of an act cf the' general
assembly passed Februay 25,
The members are: General C.
Irvine Walker, chairman; John
G. Richards, Jr., Col. T. J. Moore,
Capt. C. A. Reid and William E.
Gonzales, secretary and treasurer.
*The unveilers were grandchil
dren of Confedera::e soldiers and
it was especially appropriate that
-they should perform such service
on the occasion of the dedication
of a masterpiece reared in honor
of the women who fought a great
but silent fight and who kept the
faith through the years of dark
ness. The children were Master
Benjamin Wilson Walker, Miss
Margaret Richards,Master Thom
as Moore Craig, Miss Alida Gon
The inscriptions on the foui
faces of the base were writter
by William E. Gonzales, secre
tary and treasurer of the monu
The memory of women's deeds
performed during the War Be.
tween the Sections is revived ir
the inscriptions, as follows:
South Carolina Women
* The Men of the State
In this Monument
Generations Unborn Shall Heai
the Voice of a Grateful People
Testifying to the Sublime Devo
tion of the Women of South
In their Country's Need
Their Unconquerable Spirit
Strengthened the Thin Lines o:
Their T.znder Care was Solace tc
Reverence for God
And Unfaltering Faith in a Right
eous Cause Inspired Heroism
That Survived the Immolation
of Sons and Courage
That Bore the Agony of SuspensE
and the Shock of Disaster.
The Tragedy of the Confederatt
May Be Fergotten, but the
* Fruits of the Noble Service
South are Our Perpetual Heri
When Reverses Followed Victo.
When Want Displaced Plenty
When Mourning for the Flower o:
Darkened Countless Homes
When Government Tottered and
the Women were Steadfast ant
Unc-anged in their Devotion
Unshaken in their Patriotism
Unwearied in Ministrations
Uncomplaining in Sacrifices
Splendid in Fortitude t
They Strove While They Wept.
In the Rebuilding after the h
Their Virtues Stood
As the Supreme Citadel g
With Strong Towers of Faith and v
Hope Around Which Civilization e
Rallied and Triumphed.
At Clouded Dawn of Peace
They Faced the Future
Undismayed by Promblems
And Fearless of Trials
In Loving Effort to Heal t
Their Country's Wounds
And With Conviction
That From the Ashes of Ruin
Wonld Come the Resurrection
With Glorious Vindication h
Merchants closed their stores' n
and office mer. their offices during f
the hours the monument unveil
ing ceremonieF were taking place,
Thursday. The day was given t:
as a holiday by the schools and n
colleges in the city and practically c
the wheels of business were sus- c
I pended for the time being in a
honor of the event. The court 1
of common pleas adjourned Wed
nesday until Thursday, allowing a
Ithe presiding jndge, court offi- r
cials and jurors to be present at a
the .ceremonies. Columbia en- r
joyed a gala day and the unveil- r
ing was made memorable in the f
pages of local history. Every r
one seemed to have imbued the v
spirit of patriotism and almost t
reverence, and the exercises were l
I easily the most important topic! a
of the recent local events. a
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K. of P. Banquet.
The Knights of Pythias will
serve a banquet on Thursday it
night of next week, April 25th.
Each member will have the priv- c
ilege of bringing a guest.
Oyster Cocktail Saltines
Chicken Salad Celery
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Pension Fund. I
Clerk of Court John WV. Lyles
has received the pension funds '9
to the amount of $3.447.50. This '
money is now ready for distribu
Ktion. There is a total of 116.,
divided into six classes, as fol
Class A, 2, amount. . .$963 00
Class B, 5, amount. ... 72 00
Class C, 1-11. amount 4S 00
Class C. 2-29, amount 21 45
Class C, 3-10. amount 48 00
Class C, 4-59, amount 21 45
Mr. Lvles would be glad to
have all wvho are entitled to these
funds to call at their earliest con
venience and get same.C
Mr. T. H. Ketchin attended a'
meeting of the Democratic ex- c
ecutive committee in Columbia
Johnson vs. Gonzales.
ditor The News and Herald:
The following letter was sent
the Columbia State showing
iat the editor of that paper:
ad lied, yet he did not have the.
mmun decency to publish it,
will therefore ask you to kindly
ive space to the same in your
aluable columns as well as this
W. J. Johnson.
ditor "State" newspaper:
In your issues of March 22nd 1
rd April 5th, you stated that
iere is a sharp issue of veracity I
eween Mr. H. D. Rantin, the I
>rmer editor of "The Fairfield
ews" and myself, and that I
stified before the commission
iat I knew nothing and had t
eard nothing of the Far
um matter. This is infamously s
0 "4j-! sjemn-v-rR I. -fa te. I tes-I
fied that I had heard the Far- c
um rumor or report but, of
)urse, knew nothing as to its:
)rrectness, nor, do I know yet
s to its correctness or incorrect- t
ess. The rumor was common.
Mr. Rantin in his testimony
ccording to the published state
ient of the same in "The News
nd Courier" (a reputable Jour
al) said that he got his imfor
iation concerning the rumor t
rom me. While I now, have
o special recollection of talking
rith Mr. Rantin about the mat
ar, yet it is quite possible that
is statement is entirely correct,
nd if I told him pf the report
t all, it was repeated to him
ast as I had heard it, and others<
-ere talking it. But as to his
ditorial on the matter, if he
eally wrote one, I know nothing.|<
At least two other gentlemen I
one from Marion and one from
Tewberry) have testified before'
e-conmission..that they also I
eard the rumor or report, but:<
either knew as to its correctess.
Your editorial comment of
Lpril 5th, if such it may be call- 1
d, is beneath my notice, as well
s the sniffing Cuban who wrote
:, and shall not be diginfied with
ny consideration, but consigned
the waste basket of contempt
rith only consideration given to
W. J. Johnson.
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Death of John D. Harrison.
John D. Harrison, one of the
aost prominent citizens of Fair
Leld county and well known
roughout the State, died aL
Ls home in Longtown Sunday I
ight. Mr. Harrison attended
he unveiling of the women's
aonument in Columbia a few
ays ago and was apparentry
noying his usual health, Mr.
arrison has always been very
auch interested in the upbuild
rg of Fairfield county. He wasj
.t one time a member lof the
;tate Legislature and was one of
he leaders in the days of '76.
ince the organization of the
outhern Power company Mr.
arrison has been looking after
s inte rests in this section. He
3 survived by his wife and the
ollowing children: Mrs. J. P.
ones, Mrs. W. B. Kennedy, Mrs.
.J. McEachern, WV. D. Har
ison, Miss Estell Harrison,
~uneral services were held at
he Longtown Presbyterian
hurch Tuesday at noon.
Miss Nell Elliott spent Satur
ay in Columbia. She is taking
'voice" there and goes down
%Mrs. Jno. D. Harrison has re
drned from Olanta where she
ias been spending some time as;
he guest of Rev. and Mrs. D. M.
' Misses Sue and Sara Kennedy
f -Ridgeway visited their aunt,.
Irs. J J. McEachern, and other
elatives in this section during
Mr. T. Howell Jones of Liberty
liit was here recently on a short
isit to the families of Messrs
P. Jones and W. E. Wilds.
11iss Freddie Reeves, who has
en spending awhile with her
isl;r, Mrs. Cannon, in the vicin
ty of Johnsonville, returned
ome during the past week.
Rev. W. R. Pritchett of Ridge
var was in Longtown Friday.
Miss Edna Dixon, principal of
he: Union school in Lancaster
ounty, is at home now for the
pring and summer vacation.
iisses Pauline, Lina, Jessie,
Jae and Nannie Tidwell of Small:
vood have been on a visit to their.
raandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D.
Mr. R. B. Lewis, traveling
alesman for the Germofert Fer
ilizer Company of Charleston,
pent a short while here with his'
amily last week.
Mrs. J. C. Stewart and Mrs.
. P. Smith have returned from
t ;p,to Winnsboro.
Dr. Curry moved from Florida
o 1'ongtown recently. We are
lad to welcome him in our midst.
b-rs. Jno. P. Jones is at home
rom a pleasant visit to relatives
nd friends in Olanta and Sar
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Bell of
Vinnsboro were among the re
:eit visitors at the home of Mr.
mnd Mrs. W. J. Seigler.
Mr. Tom Wilds, the efficient
:arrier on the newly established
nail route in this section, is pro
gressing nicely with his work.
Miss Irene Stewart is visiting
ie -ousin, Miss Jennie Weir and
)ther relatives in Winnsboro.
Mrs. W. E. Wilds has been
;pending awhile in Chester as
:he guest of her brother, Rev.
r. Ellison Jones. E: H. D.
The U. D. C. Chapter met with
Ars. J. A. McCrorey Saturday
fternoon, the meeting was well
ttended. During the afternoon
efreshments were served.
Mrs. E. M. Kennedy, has re
:urned home after several weeks
it the Charlotte Sanitorium, for
reatment. We are glad to know
-hat she is so much improved.
Miss Carrie White of Chester,
spent Wednesday with her aunt,
Vrs. J. A. White.
Mr. R. J. Craig who has been
uite sick, for some time is at~
his time very much better.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vander
ord of Rock-Mount, N. C., are
the guest of their uncle and aunt,
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. S. Castles.
Rev. H. B. Hardy, attended'
the Sunday School Convention
it Rock Hill last week.
Mr. S. B. Clowney, took his'
ittle son, Sam, to the Presby
terian hospital for treatment'
Mr. B. H. Clowney of Chester
was in town last week visiting
Dr. Vess D. Craig of Winston
alem spent Sunday in town with;
Mr. A. R. Craig, wife and child
cen spent several days last week
with. Mr. Craigs parents, Mr.
mnd Mrs. J. C. Craig.
Quite a number of pe'ple at
tended the unveiling of the
Mounment for Women at Colum
bia from this place last week.
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)ff the Newfoundland banks last
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2:20 a. m. Monday, carrying about
aleven hundred souls to death.
3he sank in 41.16 north; 50.14
west. The Titanic was built in
Length, 882.6 feet.
Beam, 92 feet.
Depth, 94 feet.
Gross tonnage, 46,000 tons.
Displacement, 66,000 tons.
Capacity, 3,200 people.
Passengers aboard, 1,300; crew,
The Titanic cost $10,000,000.
rhe value of the cargo exceeds
the cost of the steamer. She
2arried over $5,000,000 worth of
liamonds. Vice-President Frank
[in of the White Star line gave
)ut the despairing statement:
"We can replace the money, but
not the lives."
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HAS BEEN ISSUED
Democrate to Meet on May 15
Committee Met Wednesday night
Columbia, April 12.-The State
Democratic executive committee
met in this city Wednesday night,
the meeting being called to order
by the chair man, General Wilie.
Jones, in the office of the secre
tary of state. Nearly every
ounty in the State was repre
sented, but the national commit
teeman, Senator B. R. Tillman,
.was absent. Mr. R.*-Je4ries,
representing the new county of
Jasper was present, and he was
asked to stand amid a volley of
cheers. The principal thing done
by the committee was to issue
the call for the State convention
to be held in Columbia at noon
on May 15th, in the hall of the
house of representatives. It
was for this that the committee
meeting was held.
Gov. Blease, member of the
committee from Newberry, offer
ed resolutions of regret at the
death of Mr. T. B. Crews, the
eommitteeman from Laurens
county. Mr. Crews' place was
filled Wednesday night by a sub
Senator Lide, of Orangeburg,
introduced the resolution calling
the convention next month. The
convention will elect delegates
to the national Democratic con
vention and will dispose of other
matters of business.
The resolution directs county
chairmen to call the Democratic
clubs to meet on April 27 for or
ganization and for the election of
delegates to the county conven
tions. The county conventions
meet on May 6, and each county
is to be represented in the State
convention, the delegates to be
elected at the meetings on May
6. The counties are represented
in the State convention in the
The executive committee Wed
nesday night authorized the
chairman to call the new com
mittee to meet on the night be
fore the State convention, May
14. This new committee will be
elected by the county convention.
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Within the last two days three
veterans have answered the last
roll call. We note with deep sor
row how quickly they, are pass
It seems impossible to believe
that we need more rain "already
yet so soon," but it's true never
theless; in some places it is need
Miss Elizabeth Robertson is
expected home from Columbia
this week to spend some time.
She has been sick for several
weeks, but we are glad to say
she is much better.
Quite a number of Winnsboro
and Fairfield county citizens
spent the 11th in Columbia, on
account of the unveiling exer
cises. All report a large crowd
and pleasant day.
Those who missed hearing Dr.
J. 0. Reavis of Columbia on his
travels in Africa in the Presby
terian church Friday afternoon
truly missed a treat. He handled
his subject in a most interesting
Misses Anne and Florence Con
nell left on Monday night for
their home in Philadelphia. They
have been spending some time
here with Mr. and Mrs. L. A.
Bye at the Winnsboro hotel, and
in that time have won many
warm friends. They will be
greatly missed in all the social
They say "you can lead a horse
to water, but you can't make
him drink." Did you know that
you can hitch a horse to a wagon,
but you can't make him go, ex
cept straight up in the air? Quite
a convincing instance of this oc
curred in front of the Duval
hotel last Saturday morning.
The Easter German.
Lovely indeed' was the dance
in. the armory on Thursday night,
given by the Winnsboro German
Club. "The mesmerisin tantil
izin' " music was furnished by
Johnson's orchestra of Rock Hill,
and it was truly fine, The hours
sped by unnoted 'to the happy
dancers, and it was perilously
near the "cold gray dawn of the
morning after" before they dis
persed. Delightful sandwiches
and punch were served buffet
style during the evening.
Following are the couples: Miss
Frances Fowles of Columbia with
J. M. Lyles; Miss Anne Connell
of Philadelphia with A. E, Davis;
Miss Florence Connell of Phila
delphia with F. A. DesPortes;
Miss Evelyn Gantt with J. .B.
Davis; Miss Louise Gantt with
S. D. Ellison; Miss Floride Mar
tin with J. B. Doty; Miss Isabel
Pixley with U. G. DesPortes;
Miss Elizabeth McMaster with
W. L. Ruff; Miss Nell Elliott
with Fleming McMaster: Miss
Lucile Gladden with R. H. Mc
Dowell; Miss Elise Lyles with
K. R. McMaster; Miss Beck
Lyles with F. S. Clarke: Miss
Maude Lee Holley with G. R.
Lauderdale. The stags were:
Messrs Jas. R. Shirley, Bernard
Craig and Ed Poag of Rock Hill,
W. L. Davidson, Steele Caldwell,
John Hemphill and Ehrlich of
Chester, James West of Green
ville, John Harden, E. Gladden,
F. E. Jordan.
Inspection of the Winnsbero Guards
Last Wednesday was inspection
day for the Winnsborc Guards.
Adjutant and Inspector General
V. WV. Moore was here, and with
him Capt, Geo. H. McMaster,
U. S. A. First they inspected
the property in the armory, and
then the company itself, about
which they made a number of
very complimentary remarks.
That night in the Thespian
Hall quite an elaborate banquet
was tendered the company and
a number of invited guests by
Capt. Doty. The hall was beau
tfully decorated in white and
rei. and a bevy of young ladies
daintily served the numerous
courses. Afterwards Capt. Mc
Master and Mayor Robinson made
some interesting and appropriate
Mrs. 0. P. Bourke of George
town is visiting her parents, Mr.
nd Mer I N. McMaster.