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Delivered at Pickens. June 3rd, 1910.
Mr. Chairman, United Daugh-1
tors of tho Confederacy,
Confederate Veterans, Ladies (
and gentlemen: I count myself ,
happy in the honor and privilege
of this hour, when I am permitted
to stand in this presence, and
take part in the exercises of this 1
day. The duty which I have
been requested to perform is one
of great, responsibility, and I am
fully conscious of an inability
on mv part to do justice to the
occasion, and of a deep and pro
round sense ot my un worth iness
to be the recipient of the
honor conferred upon me in being
called to perform this task.
But having been summoned to
this duty by that noble b ind of
Southern women known as the
"United Daughters of the Confederacy,"
a body of pariotic
women who have vindicated
their right to command, as a
loyal son of the South, I had to
There is an inspiration in the
thought that at this season, not
only here in your beautiful little
mountain city, but all over our
beautiful southland, multitudes
of our people wend their way to
the various cemetaries where
sleep the <lust, of our fallen
braves, to scatter sweet. Mowers
upon their graves. Multitudes,
composed of noble sons and beautiful
daughters, of brave men
and fair women, of scarred and
maimed veterans and little children;
all moved by one impulse,
a desire to do honor to the noble
sons of t he South who gave
their lives in defense of constistutional
rights, of Liberty and
of home and friends. These
confederate veterans before me
meet to renew the ties of friend
ship which were formed amid
the associations and hardships
of camp life, and welded in the
fires of fierce conflict; while we
of a younger generation seek to
pronounce a benediction upon
r?, the living, and cherish the memory
of the dead. Those brave
sons of the south whose blood
has made the very soil sacred,
whose precious dust sleeps in
many a battle field. Ilovv
sweet their slumbers and how
happy their dreams! Surrender,
defeat and reconstruction
are words whose bitterness they
never knew. They fell before
Dixie found an Appomattox.
"Soldiers, sleep; thv warfare's
Dream of battlefields no
"Sleep till the bugles wake thee
rfor thy crowning day.
Sleep till "The night is gone."
"And with the morn those
angel faces smile
Which yon have loved long
since and lost awhile."
It is well for us to have these
annual memorial sen ices, in
which we sinn patriotic songs,
recall the daring deeds of heroism
performed by the boys who
wore the gray, and scatter fragrant
flowers, emblems of love
and devotions, u]h>11 those sacred
And while we engage in t hese
exercises, let us, ever keep fresh
in our minds and aliye in our
hearts, the principles for which
our fathers fought. We sometimes
speak of the "lost cause."
Was the cause for which the
confederacy stood forever lost?
'Tis true the South failed to win
the victory which it hoped to
win, hut the great, principles
and rights for which the brave
men of the confederate army
sacrificed their lives haye not
only been virtually sustained
by the Supreme Court of the
United States, but are destined
yet to be the very bulwark and
safeguard of the life and liberty
of the great Union. The South
has no apologies to make for
the course she pursued, and her
sincerity and honesty are no
longer questioned. The whole
civilized world respects the confederate
soldier. His chivalric
deeds will ever hold him up to
the admiring gaze of the ages.
And the honest, impartial,
future will writ ' hixli up in tlie
roll of*fanu>, anions t he (mortal'
ijieroes of; - the world, the same
Robert E. Lee. The name
which is the syiioriym of the
loftiest Ideals, the purest rft?j
triotism and the noblest man- j
hnn<1 Aa u
as a resourceful commander, as
a leader of men, Lee is without
a superior. Brave in battle,
great in victory and grand evon
I am glad that the time has
at last come, when the citadel
of the Federal Government has
capitulated to Lee.
In the Capitol of the Nation |
he stands, In the majesty of hisi
manhood, and in the glory of!
his confederate uniform by the,
side of the South's first great re-'
bel, George Washington, each
of whom fought for the same
great and eternal principal of
liberty and self government.
It is needless for me to discuss
before an intelligent Southern
audience, the principles for
which the Southern soldiers
tought. IN or will I recount the
deeds of bravery which characterized
the sons of the South in
their memorable four years'
We are all perfectly familiar
with the fact that our Southern
army evinced a protriotism and
a heroism unsurpassed in the
annals of history. From the
time the first gun was fired at
Fort Sumter to that sad
memorable day when the heroic
Lee surrendered at Apponiottox,
their record was one of true
bravery. If you ask me to explain
the notorious fact t haft lie
confederate army was able to
win such brilliant victories over
vastly superior numbers oft
times two to one?] unhesitatingly
answer. Because they
were all native Americans, anil
not hirelings. Their patriotism
and valor were as warm as their
own Southern clime.
The fighting power of the confederate
soldier is not surpassed
in the chronicles of six t housand
years. But we must not wonder
at this when we recall the
fact that he is a descendant of
the men who followed kings;
and the purest blood of the Norman
was in his veins.
Born and reared in this
beautiful Southland, breathing
the very atmosphere of liberty
and love of home, it is no
wonder that the confediM\iti? k<>1
diers won such signal victories.
If von wish to know son\et lung
of the personel of the Federal
army, go to the Soldiers Homo
at Hampton Koads, and ,ou
will find Hh- inmates speaking
almost every language under
heaven. Hut it has been truly
said that the most eloquent
tribute which the heroism of
the confederate soldiers has called
forth is found in the pension
roll of the Federal (lovernment.
II is a notable fact that these
rolls certain the names of more
disabled veterans of the other
side than there were soldiers
No army in the history <>!' the
world had greater leaders, and
no leaders ever had a more
faithful following, than our
Southern army. The incomparable
Lee, the dauntless Stonewall
Jackson, the gallant
Hampton, the dashing Butler,
the fearless Joe Wheeler, with
a host of others, and the heroic
men who followed them, have
mape the history of the confed
erate army a brilliant romance.
To have made such history was
u/aI'Hi f Kn ni'ion ?? /.
" wi vii vnv |'i ha >><: j ??l I' I .
"Twiis better to have fought
Than never to have fought at
lint, the great struggle ended
in triumph for t he K? deral army.
The South's greatest and most
noble Chieflain presented the
hilt <if his sword, instead of the
point, to the enemy, lie it said
the everlasting honor of the
magnanimous Grant that lie
did not receeve that su-ord lie
knew that no one was worthy
to hold that blade, but the stain
less hero who had wielded it
on the tield of battle.
But what of the South! Prostrate,
ravaged, plundered, left
desolate by a cruel war. What
a pitiable plight she presented to
the world! Her noble men,
many of them, had been slain
in battle, $2,000,(XX),(XX) of property
had been taken from her
in the freeing of her .slaves, ami
".hl' h.?.^...g?riit?hed nine tenths
of t he battlefields of the war.
It seemed to be a land of ruins,
and thero \VaB still to bo endured
the humiliation and horror of
the rule of the alien. But the
spirit ot' her people had never
been conquered. And old men,
i women, children, ana the rertf!
nanfc of her army, maimed
; and diseased. In poverty and
want, went to work to rebuild
a ruined country. With what
result? In less than twenty
years, her warriors were heard
and respected in the Congress
and senate of the nation, prosperity
smiled upon our beloved
Southland, and pheonixlike she
arose from the ashes of her
ruined fortune and to-day the
South is regarded tho richest
part of the Republic. I chal;
lenge any man to find, in the
] annals of the worlds' history, a
paralellel to the recovery of the
South from tho effects of that
To whom do wo owe, under
God, tlie greatest debt of gratitude
from this marvelous recovery
and wonderful prosperity^
1 unhesitatingly answer,
to the noble women of tho
Sout h. They not only sent their
husbands and sons to the front
, in times of conflict, saying to
i their boys, as did the Spartan
: mothers of old. "Son, come
| home bearing y >ur shield, or
1 borne upon it," but when the
war had ended, and all seemed
I most, gloomy, these noble women
laid hold upon tasks for
which their former position and
'training l>nt poorly fitted them,
land with faith in (Jod and a
! love of ( onntry beautifully sub
1 limi\ they helped build up this
| wasted land.
All honor to the noble women
of the South! And may the
lime conic when in every state
south of the Mason and Dixon
line, I here shall be a monument
to commemorate their deeds of
love and faith. Let the marble
Shafts arise, pure, faultless,
polished, Emblematical of the
purity and polish of Southern
womanhood; and let them catch
the rays of the sunlight and reflect,
them over the earth, even
as the womanhood of the South
caught the (Jod-giveu ravs of
faith and hope and sent them
forth to make bright our darkened
But we come to-day to honor
the "boys who wore the grey.'1
1 look with peculiar emotions up
on the monuments erected tc
the memory of our ucreat leaders,
and I read their names in
history with special pride, hul
that which touches my heart
most deeply is the row of name
less graves where sleep the men
whojcomposed the ranks of the
private soldiers. Men whos(
names are not mentioned in his
lory, only preserved in some
company's old muster roll, or in
the memory of some living com
rades. "The hoys behind th(
guns." I am glad 1 hat each
year their graves are adorned
with Mowers, and if their disembodied
spirits hover about m
are they not rejoiced to know
that they are not forgotten?
Sleep on dear hoys; ;i nation'*
gratitude may stand sentine
for I he victor, htit woman'f
love will keep vigil over you]
lint we lnivc heard a greal
?it'a 1 in r? < ?'!il years about th<
"New South." Let mo sa>
that all that is true, noble and
great in the new south had it*
source in t he south.
Whatever may bo our chang
ed circumstances, and the wonderful
achievements of the South of to
day, let us never forget that cvei
v present is upon a past, that
every to-day grew out of a yes
i-<'i iicCj .
And if we should ovor forget,
or roast* to revero the memory
of the heroes ef the old South,
wo will prove ourselves to be unworthy
ot our inheritance degeneral
o sons of a noble ancestry.
Hut the struggle is past, the
war is ovor and we are a reunited
pooplo. This was fully shown
when the call for men to free
Cuba from thecruel oppression of
Spain was made. The response
came from all parts of thie
Union. Wheeler, Hobson, Blue,
Bagley and othors from the
South helped to plant .old glory
on the heights of Santiago.
ft?mwmmiii' ,r>i1 "ir 'w '' WBPgvurajgag
But, while wo sing *$ly coun
try 'tis of thee, Sweet land of
liberty, of thee I Blag," and
while we shout for the "Stars
and Stripes,'* our Nation's flag;
yet no true Southern heart will
ever cease to love the sweet
strains of Dixie, or cease to reverence
tho tattered, fallen, folded,
but loved and honorod
"Stars and Bars," the flag of
Confederate Veterans, God
bless you! You served in the
noblest army ever mustered upon
this planet, and you fought
for a noble cause. Your scars
link us to an Immortal past.
May heaven's richest plessings
be upon you. Your ranks are
thinning, and we cannot keep
yau with us always.
As you stand amid the evening
shadows, your ears seem to
hear the voices of your comrades
calling to you from outof
the golden west: and the time is
not far distant when the last of
Lee's bravo host, will answer
the call. The last reunion will
be beside the river of life:
"Whero falls no shadow, lies no
Where those who meet shall
part no more,
And those long parted
And when the summons
conies may vou pass over the
river ana rest under the shade
of the tress.
Daughters of the Confederacy
continue your great, work.
Keep alive in the minds and
hearts of the younger generations
of the South tin1 great
principles which our fathers
cherished, and for which they
laid down their lives; and in
your love and devotion keep
fresh the memory of the heroes
of our Southland.
Gather fragrant (lowers from
nature's abundant store, and
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|)iaw ilium wilu UtVlll^ IlUUl'l
and gentle hand where the lov|
ed ones lie.
"Twine amaranth for the noble
Nor he the victor-leaf forgot,
, And while the parting prayer is
Strew hearts-ease and forgetme-not."
And guard, O God! the sacred
Which we with prayers and
tears would bless,
And he Thou still the widows
And Father of the fatherless."
, An Itlettl Huahaixt
is patient, evon with a naGrgintr wife,
for he known she needs help. Slu
my ho ho nervous nnd rundown in
health that t-iflos annov her. If hIu
> is melancholy, excitable, troubled
with loss of appetite, hondache. sleep
linoH.s, constipation or faiutine anc
t dizzy spells. She needs Electric Bit
tors?tho moat wonderful remedy foi
ailing women. Thousands of sufferer;
> from female troudbleg, nervous trouli
les, backache and weak kidneys havt
used them and become healthy ani
i nappy. Try tiiem. Unly 50c. Satis
, (action guarantied by ail druggists.
* Winthrop College
SCHOLARSHIP and ENTRANCE
The examnaton for tlio award of va
cant scholarships in Winthrop (JolUgi
? and for the admission of new student
will bo held at tho County Conr
1 House on Friday, July 1, ut a. in
| Applicants must bo not less than iif
toon years of age. When Scholar
ships are vacant after July 1 they wil
5 be awardod to those making the t.igh
p est average at tl.is examination, pro
vided they meet the conditions govern
ing the award. Applicants for echo!
arshipu should write to l'rosidcn
1 Johnson before tho examination fo
1 Scholarship examination blanks.
Scholarships aro worth $100 anil fret
' tuition. Tho next session will opei
[ September 21, 1910. For further in
formation and catalogue, address l'ros
I). R. Johnson. Rock Hill. S. C.
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I Cards of r undid it t(>8 for the variouH ollices
from <'oronvr to Congressman, will lie lnseriei
> in this column fiom now until the primal)
election for (he sum of 15.00, each, cnxhwith
For County Coinmlaalonor.
it the solicitation of many friends I herein
I announce myself a candidate for the ollice oi
I County Commissioner, subject to action of tin
Toturn In tlie Democratic Primary elect leu.
J. I.l'TII Kit II A(J\V KLIi.
tor i'rnbalx JiiiIko,
I hereby announce mync'f a candidate for u
\ election to iIih oilice ol Probate .fudge, suhjeel
to the action of the voters in the Democrat!)
Primary election, It. NBWHKKY.
For Superintendent of Kducntlon,
I hereby respectfully announce myself a can
didate for re election to tho ollice of Sunerin
tendent of Kdttcallon, subject to the action ol
th? Democratic parly in the Primary election.
ft. T. IIAI.1,1 M.
For County Treasurer,
I hereby aunouueo myself a caiididnic for re
election to the ofttee of county Treasurer, snb
Ject to the action of tho Democratic Party it
the I'rlmary oloctlon. It. D (iAltVlN.
For County Auditor.
i moicii; auuuiiuce m>he11 n cnnu unite Tor re'
election to the oltice of comity Auditor, subject
to the rulwH of the l)cnKK:riitic Party and the
> Action of the Totem in the Primary election
N. A CIIHISTOI'IIKR.
. The inAny friends of Joe K. Mcdlln respect
1 fully Announce him ak a candidate for the oft
lice of (Joroner for Pfoken* ( ounty, subject to
' the Action of the DemocrAtic patty in tne |>ri
fm M AKlntrnt*, I'lckniiA Tow n Ah I p
' Tho mAny friends of A. S. I'orter hcspeetfuliy
, Announce*. him as a candidal.) for niAKlslrntf
' for MtkenaO. H. Township, subject to the ac.
tlon of the voters lu the iWrnoerstlc primary
I the many friend* of \V. c. URAMTKTT reH
pectfuilv Announce him a csndidato for reeiec
' tlon to the olttce of M Arbitrate for I'lckenaC. II.
Townthtp. subject to tne Action of the voter* la
Ibe Demtoretlee Prlmuy election.
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WlicrcHK, u petition from the freeholders rikI
' electors of Twelve Mile mIiiioI ili-trici No. lit
j lins been tiled with the t'oi'Mty Itonrd <;f ! 111
f 1'iHloii nnkiiiK xili<I llotird lor |ierint>-Moii to hold
I tm election in said district to 'letcrinino wlietii
er nr not *' mills extrn lev) ^lin11 lie levied or
I snid district for Hehool nunm-i
It ii|>|>enriiiK to the < <>unt> i;<mtdof Iducii
tion tluit th<' petition mi ft- the ic<|iilrciiieiilx ol
the Inw. Therefore it i- uiilernl ttint the trim
teen of nhove nnined dUlrli I do li< >'.< 1 mi cloetlor
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the altove ntatcd purpose. The flection t<> tit
held according to llie requireincntK of soctloi
' I'JOK of the nehool law
The trustees of al ovc liiiincd district ar<
hereby appointed 111 mikiv' rs of -aid election,
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sec. ?V (.'Inn.
Pickens Lodge ^o, 123
K. of P.,
Stated convention 8:!lo p. ni? Monthly
evening after the lHtnn'l !ld Sunday.
Work ahead for all tl?? Hank*.
i All vinitors cordially invited.
Hv order of
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BOGGS & FINDLEY
Pickens, S. 0.
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have you become acquainted with the merit!
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(or man or beast, internal and externa
do all that is claimed for it. or vour moi
Noah's Liniment is the Best F
Sciatica, Neuralgia, Lame Back, Stiff
Colds, Sprains, Strains, Cuts, Burns,
and all Nerve, Bone and Muscle Ache
Noah's Liniment is sold at !
all dealers in medicine.
The cut at the right it an exact copy of our regUtere
of tht leauine Noah t Linimtnt. It ii quite importan
lu the (act that the word* Noah'* Liniment alwa
distinctive marlu. Fly cry on* thould beware of imitation*
V& p?o*ocute every infringement of out right*. NoaJi Mart
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Noah Martin, Richmond, Va.
Pleat* Mail mo a Free Sample of N<
1 eaclote t?o 2 ceot itarain for poat
City tt T>w ? Si
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Let me write j
Colleqe of Charleston 1
125th year htgltiM Heptemncr HO
Entrance exminatiotiH will be held at <
the County Court House on Friday, 1
July 1, at 0 a. m. All candidate for1,
admiHHion can compete in September 1
for vacant itoyco Rcholartdiipj, which (
piy $100 a year. Ono free tuition 1
Hcholarahip to each county of South ,
Cniolina. Hoard and finished rooms in ' 1
Dormitory, #18. Tuition $40. For1
catalogue add rem ' '
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one of the line of
l?-i s s?*e sow ol ihein tli
inly j'?>t some class to then
i of T he Great Pain Remedy,'
ree sample on request. It is good
I use, and is positively guaranteed to
ney will be refunded.
lemedy for Rheumatism in all forms,
Joints and Muscles, Sore Throat,
Bruises, Colic, Cramps, Toothache,
:s and Pains.
25c., 5Gc., and $1.00 per bottle by
J trade-mark which ii utcd on every label and carton
I lliat the public ihould note thia be/ore purchasing. ai
yt appc?i in ltd ink. None genuine without tKr&cfl
offered by uoKnipuloui dealer*. We will promptly!
in, Noah Remedy Co., Inc., Richmond,
iil at once.
M* i:ti ItijMLgiJiBgg^KCf
WhcrcHH n petition from the freeholder)* Hnfl
jle? torn of Pickens ttchool district No. 81, lift*
neen fllc?l with the County Hoard of KdueMlon
tNkliiK nwIiJ Hoard for permlKHlon to hold nil
lection In mid district to determine whether
>r not mi oxtru levy of 4 mllla shall lie levied
n ?)?td dlKtrlet for BOhool purpoxeti.
It appearing to the County Hoard of IvfiicHIon
thitt the petition .neet? the requltomanto of
he lnw. Therefore It In ordered thHt the truv
oen of above named d'.ntrlel do hold un et*<!
Ion on Jum Mtl\?t .F,,R. Aatimorv'a Ktor* for
he abovo a'atod purpo?o. Tho eledloi. to l>n
eld according to tho requirement* of Section^
IVOH of the rehool law. i
The Hoard of TrnMce* of xnld WMrlWt are
jereby appointed manager.
It order of County Houhl of ?iue?tloti.