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EDGEF?ELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16th, 1910 ;
WORDS OF WISDOM.
Sage of Red Oak Grove Writes
Interesting Letter From "Pig
eon Texas." Advertiser
Hello! Yea, 'tis raining, and has
been since early this morning, and
'tis now, two o'clock p. m. What
am 1 doing? Trying to collect my
thoughts after reading your, paper
of the 9th inss. How did I read it?
" Well, from A to Z and as an old
man that I knew; always called the
letter z., not even overlooking quite
a number of advertisements, and
also tho announcements for public
office. Pretty soon to begin to trot
around, kissing babies and making
^promises. While I think of it, I do
wonder if the hens knew that it was
election year and went on a strike,
or waa it from the want of food
that they refused to lay eggs? Any
way fried chickens will be late in
our section, but I heard a fellow
say a few days ago, that a brother
in-law of his killedahen for dinner,
and before night on the same day
every hen on the place had laid an
egg and even the roosters went on
the nest. Next!
We had for sever?l days real
spring weather, and some plowing
done, the first since Christmas. Some
'.- oats are being sown by those who
failed to sow in the fall. Fall sov ,
grain, both wheat and oats, have be
'.' gun to grow some, and better stands
than were hoj>ed for, are left on the
There has been a great deal of
sickness among us since Christmas.
; mostly LaGrippe and a few cases of
pneumonia. M rs. T. M. Dorn has
: ; be?n quite sick but at present is able
v to be up again, also Mrs. Mumu
Morgan, wife of Jno. Ed Morgan,
has been seriously ill, but is better
and the doctor says on the Toad to
Ann the writer of this' is not to
say sick; he is not to say well, kind
er wore out I <rness, hut if the
weather clears off and he can push
Did yon know, Mr. Editor, that
one of the S. C. C. I. gi.'ls is
teaching onr school at Fiat Rock:
this year? Tis" a,fact, and not a
word from any one about her, not
even from her fellow.whom we all
do wish she would make an Aero
- plane out of for two years more, at
least, for we are all jealous because
we want her at least two year* more
to teach our school; so I just say I
would rejoice if that fellow gets
kicked hard enough to last him two
The two old bachelors of our sec
tion are still waiting for some fair
maid to propose, from the fact that
neither knows how, but just take
up their hats and leave when their
girl says no, but possibly intends to
v say yes next time. Why, sir, they
actually went nearly to Columbia
prospecting, they say, but did not
say what they were prospecting for.
Well, they are both fine old men,
if they are a little bald. B. R. Till
man says there are none so old or
. grey but that,a goose may come that
" way. Sa mote it be!
Yep, we are going to plant more
corn, use more manure andv try to
. work it better, and raise more meat
too with potatoes, goobers and mo
lasses, for when potatoes are plen
tiful the flour in the barrel lasts
longer, or it does at my house, and
nothing helps more than a garden
of good vegetables. Winter greens
are always good eating after frost
Old man, John Sharpton used to
say he did not want to be buried
-alive, and to be sure that he was
Head, just pass across his lip.va leaf
of well cooked winter collards and
if he did not snap at it why just
bury him, for if he wasn't dead he
Ought to be buried anyhow.
That was indeed a sad affair that
took place at the court house, on
last Monday. When men will go
armed some one is almost sure to he
hurt or killed. Why do they carry
them? Tis not necessary. lam six
ty-five years old, and excepting six
years since seventy-six, have not
owned or carried one, and the six
years that I did was while a con
stable for Brimson and Doboy, and
then I never carried one unless I
thoupht it necessary. During that
six years, excepting three ti nus. I
had no use for one, and, str?nge to
say, on those thre* occasions I was
unarmed and I am glad that it was
so, for it proved clearly to me that
being unarmed does not place us in
a very dangerous fix, from the fact
that it wonid be a sorry man who
would shoot one whom he knew
was unarmed. I certainly sympa
thize" with both families of tho sad
Mr. liditor, that memorial day)
dinner that the Daughters of the!
Confederacy propose! * Why. sir, it
makes tlje hloud in my, yeius feel
and beat a little stronger, but, sir.
there will be sad hearts there thai
day if all the old veterans should
attend, from the fact that manj
faces that we knew* will not be seen
there, and voices, stilled that we
loved to hear, even if it was mount!
fire! charge! and sometimes run,
boys (but that was seldom), or pro
tect yourselves behind trees and
sometimes a post or fencer Yes, we
are passing rapidly away,the young
est being now above sixty ~ years of
ajre, and what are the sons of some
of the old veterans doing to help
them in their declining years? They
are in the legislative halls, Jbut have
forgotted that their fathers fought
in a just cause. No old Keb can get
on the pansion roll unless soma oth
ei bid Reb makes oath that he was
a soldier during the wrar. When T.
M. Dorn and myself die or get
on the roll I don't know who will
be over on the west side to certify
for them. Weil, I am glad to certi
fy for any old soldier who is in need
of a pension, but isn't it a fact that
some getting pensions ara in better
shape for a living than* some who
do not. The state of Texas I under
stand pensions all over sixty*ye?rs
of age.-So T. M. and myself had
bc>t?er move there before we g-it on
How about die Confederate Sol
diers Home in Columbia? I thought
it was only for those who had no
humes of their own arid were unable
to make a living, but I find that I
am mistaken. Just make up your
mind to quit v.ork, and go to the
Soldiers Home. The.few remaining
Reba will pay-tax^s to support you.
But it has always been so that a
good thing of any sort is imposed
upjn by a few, and I mean it when
I say a few. Why not issue rations
to the old fellows and let them cook
it? They had it. to du during the
war. What does it cost the state per
head (actually) to support one at a
home in Columbia? Don't you think
issuing rations would bj cheaper? I
do. Well? wv. will all soon o? d2id
and won't tiCL'd any rations or
clothes, only a cheap pine coffin and
ja.hole in the ground. Yes, those
inn ^^^h^?^Sfw?vS and
daughters of veterans. Now, Mr.'
lawmakers, just let us die in peaee,
and may you live in plenty and
pleasure, but you too must follow
The first newspaper I ever remem
ber reading was the Edgefield Ad
vertiser, and that was when I was
a ton-year-old boy. My father, Drury
Morgan, took it theL, and I am
reading it yet, and enjoy it as well
or better than when a boj'.
Mr. Editor, if you won't tell P.
H. Hussey on roe, I just want to
tell something on him. It was some
thing he saw in the old Advertiser.
There used to be a column headed
Brev-i-tie8 and Lev-i-ties and Pat
wanted to know of his father who
were those Bre-vites and Le-vites
that the paper was always telling
about? The column now is in local
I must stop or you will have to
enlarge your paper. Long may yon
live to give us and our children one
of the best and clemest weeklies I
have ever read.
JUST UNCLE EV.
Things a Mother Should Not
She should not forget that if she
treats her boy as a gentleman she
will do much towards making him
She should not treat her boy to
perp?tuai frowns, scoldings, and
fault-findings. " Sugar attracts
more flies than vinegar." Love !
wins her boy to a noble man
She should never be so busy or
hard pressed for time that she can
not listen to him. If he lives to
be a man he will all too soon leave
her. the should make the. most of
him while she has him.
She should encourage outdoor
exercise of sports, and she should
[ not forget to Main him with prop
er regard for Ins personal appear
f ile should not try to break her
boy's will, but be thankful that he
is mably enough to have a mind
of his own and devote herself to
training it to the noblest use.??.
. She should not fail to instill in
him a di?tate for all that is vulgar.
The Tailor-Hin pockets?
TheTailor-Large or small?
The Customer-Half pints.
"D > you ?ike my new hat?" ask
ed .Mrs- Brooke.
' V^s, indy ?d," replied Mrs. Lynn
I had one just like it when they
were in style.''~-Lippincott's.
? JOHNSTON LETTER.
Banquet of I. O. O. F. Orange
Blossoms Announced. Milli
nery Opening. Revival
On last Thursday evening John
ston Odd Fellows entertained a
large number of friends in a manner
most enjoyable to all who were
present. The evening was opened
ivith prayer by Rev. M. L. Lawson,
After which Mayor J. D. Bartley
<;poke, i few words of greeting to
the viailc:<. Short addresses were
made by Rev. P. E. Monroe, of tho
Lutheran church, Mr. Jack A. Lott
and Messrs. Beever and Boney, bf
Kidge, the last two mentioned
speaking on Odd Fellowship.
Rev. Lawson spoke on the benefits
of the order. He spoke of the needs
of Johnston, and suggested a cham
oer of commerce to rapid advance
After hearing these excellent ad
dresses, all repaired to the adjoin
ing ball where an elaborate supper
The .Lutheran Sunday School will
have a special Easter service on
Easter night. Appropriate music,
recitations, etc., will be the features
of thc service.
Mrs. T. R. Denny was called to
Pint View, Ga., last week on ac
count of the death of her mother,
Mrs. Antonietta Walker. Mrs. Wal
ker often visited here, having speiu
the summer with her daughter, aind
was a most lovable person. Her
large circle of friends here deplore
Mrs. J. A. Lott attended'the
Bible conference in Atlanta last
.Mr. Nixon Dorn, of Parks ville,
visited his sister, Mrs. Dobey, last
Mrs. Paul Kisler and children, of
Orangeburg, are guests at the home
of the former's father, Mr. Pope
Mesdames Burrell. Boatwrigbt
and P. B. Harrison have returned
from a sh^rtr-visi t-?to-.Go ! ?> m b i a. - .r"4
..' Miss- Maud Qiiattleb.umi is at
home from a nlo?tirs stay in New
Mrs. E.-B>.Wigirins has retiirjie_d_
to her home in J^?nt^oT?viTle, Fla.,
after a visit to the home of lier fa
ther. Mr. VV. L. Quattlebauni.
Mr. Gary batcher has gone to Au
gusta, where he has accepted a po
sition with Arlington Bros.
Mr.*and Mrs. Johnston and Miss
May Willis came up from Black
ville in their automobile this week
for a short visit to relatives.
All of the feminine creation was
headed for Mrs. M. E. Norris' on
last Thursday and Friday to view
the beautiful new spring hats. This
was her opening and the display of
bats, lovely- flowers, and ribbons
Mr. and . Mrs. Sam Nicholson
visited at the home of Mr. W. D.
Ready, the last of the week.
Mrs. Lona White Ivy spent last
week in Greenwood with her father,
Mr. Tom White.
Mrs. Sallie Smith, of Ccdartown,
Ga., is spending this month with
her daughter, Mrs. M. L. Lawson.
On Wednesday evening, March
24th, will occur the marriage of
Miss Edith Watson and Mr. Frank
Crouch. The wedding will be a
quiet affair and will take place at
the home of the bride's father, Mr.
S. J. Watson. Mr. Crouch is of Sa
luda, S. C., but for the past year has
held a position in the mercantile
establishment of Mr. H. W. Crunch,
of this place.
Messrs. Minis Walker, Jesse Der
rick, T. R. Hoyt and J. A. Lott
went over to Augusta on Saturday
to attend the banquet give by the '
U. C. T. council, of which they are
Miss Annie Waters, of Angus tu, 1
spent a few days of this week at
her home here. She is stenographer
for a prominent firm in Augusta. !
Miss Pauline Hart is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Rambo, in North Au- :
At an early date protracted ser
vices will begin at the Baptist ,
church, Rev. Lawsun being assisted
byan eminent divine fruin Georgia. ,
Tlie Misses Rhoden, of the Phil
ippi section, have opened up a new
millinery store. Johnston now has j
three,establishments ol'this kimi. ?
Misses Hattie Lue Gue.-..; ind Miss
Maxoie Sheppard and .Mr. Guess
were visi.ors here mi Sunday.
Miss Sweet-It is just the sort of
engagement ring I preferred. None
of my others were nearly so pretty.
How thoughtful of you!
George-Nut at all, dear. This
is the ring I have always used.
?C tn.; is Cay Journal.
Yon used lo be an awful spend
thrift." Yep. lint I ain t anv
longer." "Ali! Reformed?" "No1
I spent it all."-Cleveland Leader.
Flourishing Meriwether, New
Buildings Going up, Town
Officials Elected. At
tractive Easter Music.
There are soine flourishing little
towns on the C. &. W. C. railroad,
but the town of Meriwether, the
new home of Mr. William S. Mid
dleton, is the on?yvtown between
Augusta and Greenwood that can
boast of wat?r work?^ The home ot
Mr. Middleton, whieft is both large
and roomy, a3 wallas the town, is
supplied with water hy a hydraulic
ram from a large sm-ing half mile
away. Meriwether.His a beautiful
town, situated in w^ern Carolina.
Among such picjtj?resque scenery,
that it has been styjfed by one of
Edgefield's most gif&l writers ''the
Switzerland- of Edgsfield." It is
growing, for Mfc^Middleton told
me it had inereased^m population
400 per cent in theia^hree months.
Clark's Hill is groking, and we
notice, that MJ:1O3, .)ti add i ti o a t<>
th . twin city annjx,*'fJBas two- n-a.v
stores ia p.'oc^s of; '.creation, on J
belonging to Mr.'J??igler and the
other to .1. C. Harvey.
Parksville's new derick building,
belonging to Mr. I?- H. Freemm,
and thi large Pareen'':building .".;>
by 70 feet, with large "'hall and offi
ces in the second.story are nearing
The new residence of Mr. C.
Robertson, on north' main has been
raised, and Cashier W. P.Parks has
the lumber on Thc ground for his
new residence, whiehdio- will soon
Miss Carrie Cotton;'-.beautiful
and vivacious, formerly of this town
but now of Rehoboth, paid a flying,
visit to 'friendsjjiere^-SaVHrday.
M r. Eugene "Langley of iv.t flour
ishing town of Plum Branch was a
welcomed-visitor lo'P::vk?yi!Ie Sat
. Th? Baptists of 'Pi ?ni ? Bran.-li
have a lxran new puv uag.: "spic
a$jffcp.an,*' and . the ?
?f?ngiy; s?ysy \v ifi s'obh -i'^tildl-one fof"
Mr. Milton Bussey, of M od oe,
was among us the other day smiling
fjo"m ear to ear, and upon inquiiug
we foftnytiutS^ *
had come into hishometo be a per
manent resident. She is only a few
days old.and weighs 12 pounds; no
wonder he smiles.
Mr. John Milton Bell 'book-keep
er for Luke ?fe Fleming of Augusta
visited home folks Sunday. His
friends are always glad to welcome
him when he reviews his old stamp
ing ground and the sweethearts of
The H. Y. P. IT. last night was
well attended, the subject b^ing
Education. Mr. D. N Dorn and J.
M. Bussey made good talks, and a
most excellent paper was read by
Mrs. W. W. Fowler. There was no
program adopted for the B. Y. P.
JJ. workers next Sunday night, but
the time was given to public meet
ing of the W. C. T. U. The meeting
will be held in the interest of tem
perance as a memorial of the found
er of this great, organization, Miss
Frances E. Willard.
An election was held in this town
for officers of this municipality for
the ensuing year Tuesday last which
resulted as follows: W. M. Robert
son, Intendant; D. A. J. Bell, J. P.
Brimson. W. G. Blackwell and
Henry H. Freeman, wardens. We
look hopefully to our city fathers
for inanv needed improvements in
M-iss Martha Dorn, Miss Sallie
Parks, Mrs. M. Water*, assisted bv
Miss Annie McDonald and Mrs. J.
J. Gilmer, aro getting up' special
music appropriate for Easter. All
the above named are born mnri
cjiana and we look for an . especial
treat at E ?ster.
Mr. Tom Cartledge killed a pig
Saturday ? months old that weighed
lbO pounds, net. If the farmers can'
raise such pigs generally, they will
-olve the meat problem.
Capt. James of the C:\& W. G.
ra'drmd moves to-day to the Moun
tain Ore >k section, and Capt. Red-'
mond moves in to take his plac3.
Mr. M. C. Parker and family of
pour town were welcome visitors
In the home of Hon. T. G. T.alberl
5a tu rd av and Simd av.
Some newspaper men are terrible
liars. In writing of a cyclone ont
west one of them said it turned ;.
well inside out, a cellar upside down,
moved a township line, blew thc
staves ont of a whiskey barrel and
left nothing but the bung lude,
changed thc dav of the week, blew
a mo tgage off a farm, blew the
erne1 s ip of a rail fence, and
knocked the gall ont of a politician.
GRAND JURY REPORT.
"Standing Committees Appointed
Report of Board of County
Co m mi s si one rs Embod
ied in Presentment.
To His Honor R. C. Watts, Pre
siding Judge, March terra of court
for Edgefield county:
We the Grand Jury for the year
1010 have passed on the indictments
handed to us by the court, and have
made returns thereon to the court.
This being the tirst meeting for the
year, we have not considered any
matters which may have been un
finished under the term of Grand
Jury for the year 1909. Such mat
ters will have our consideration
later, if necessary.
The following committees have
been appointed to look after such
matters as are generally looked after
by our body. County offices, J. L
Smith, B. B. Jones, J. C. Lewis, W.
E. Lott, J. W. Kemp.
Public Buildings: B. Canlelou,
W.T. Kinnaird, J. R. Moss.
. Roads, Ferries and Bridges1 C.
E. Quailes, W. ll. Ryan, Martin
Medlock, J. S. Rodgers.
County Chain Gang: W. R.
Swe?rihgeh, W. J. Harling, P. H.
County Home: L. R. Brimson, P.
B. Whatley, S. T. Williams.
We desire to call thu attention of
all magistrates in om' county to the
necessity of complying with the
law in binding Over witnesses and
Liking correct testimony in full and
in hiing all necessary papers with
tho clerk of court bo fore time for
court, as prescribid by law. We
rind that the- laxity of magistrates
in t.hi" respect is one of the greatest
causes in the delay and expense of
We also* present in connection
with this report a report from.the
county commissioners concerning
Lhe practice of the magistrates. We
recommend that the-magistrateof
iietnet No. 7 and'jiistriet No. 8 be j
'with in sacltjll* manner as t'
tire to execute the law as is mention
ed iii the presentment of the county
commissioners, which is attached
beret W?7>~ ---tpd tn us
district "No. 8, has accepted 849.00
from 49 men as tine and commuta
tion tax in full.
We -appreciate the very clear,
able and forceful charge made to us
by Mis Honor, Judge Watts con
cerning the duties of "Grand Jurors
We also thank the solicitor and all
other court officials at this term of
court for the courtesies extended to
J. L. SMITH,
Report of Board of County Com
To Thomas Stansell, foreman of
the Grand Jury for Edgefield coun
ty : . - .
We beg leave to . report that we
have examined the dockets of the
magistrates of this county when
submitted to us at our quarterly
meetings as required bylaw. .
We rind that the. present' magis
trates during their present term of
office have collected and paid in the
treasury the following, to wit: Mag
istrate of the first district, ?20.00;.
of the second district, 822.50; of the
third district, 00; of the fourth dis
trict 8139.00; of the fifth district,
$278.30; of the sixth district, 840.00;
of the seventh district, 88G.70; of
the eighth district, 875.00; making
a total of 8(i0i.7O.
We notice that the magistrates of
thc soy nth. and eighth districts
have in some instances imposed a
tine ol' one dollar each for violation
ol' thc road law. The amount of
commutation tax is two dollars, and
we believe that no tine should be im
posed in sueh cases fot^less than the
amount of the regular commutation
tax. We think that some penalty
shou ld be added to tho amount of
the regular road tax. And we ask
that the Grand Jury call the atten
tion-of thc magistrates to this mat
ter, ami suggest that a proper fine
he imposed in each eise.
We notice that several pages of the
docket of thc magistrate of the eighth
district have been taken om,the mag
istrate, A C Ouzts, staling that he
has used the stubbs of the missing
pages of the old docket only for the
purpose of taking down the names
of parlies reported lo him for non
perform mee of road duty. We sug
gest that the Grand Jury at the next
sitting of thc court examine all of
the dockets of the magistrates in
connection with this report, so that
they can inform themselves more
ful.y of the matters set forth herein.
lies i ?eel ful ly submitted,
Ri'J. Moultrie, Sup. E. C.
J. N. Grims, Com. E. C.
J. ?. Herin, Com. E. C
Nov. 3rd 1909
Forcing Respect for the Law.
W. H. Brigraan, "a well-to-do and
extensive farmer of Marion," severe
ly beat an old white woman who
was working for him. Brigman,
as we are told by our Marion cor
respondent, had been in numerous
shooting and fighting affrays, but
heretofore has escaped prosecu
tion. With money he could buy
The latest case was intended to
be no exception; Brigman succeed
ed in getting the old woman to drop
the case. Prosecutors are bonght
off in almost every county every
year. But in this Marion case, So
licitor Wells interfered. Solicitors
are far too prone to accept the fail
ure of an injured person to prose
cute as an excuse for "dropping"
cases against lawbreakers. Mr.
Wells did not evade his duty; he
handed out an indictment against
Brigman and the grand jury return
ed a true bill.
And then Brigman, expecting to
escape with a fine, pleaded guilty.
But he miscalculated. Judge Ernest
Gary on the bench, sentenced the
brute to eighteen months' hard la
bor on the chaingang. He was not
erivon the alternative of a fine; his
money failed to make^a monkey out
of the law and the court.
Solicitor Wellsand Judge Gary
have done Marion county and South
Carolina good service.-The State.
Asked to Choose.
A well known southern judge re
vives a story about a white man,
who during reconstruction times
was arraigned before a colored jus
tice of the peace for killing a man
md stealing his mule. It was in
Arkansas, near the Texas border,
md there was some rivalry between
the states, but the colored justice
trie 1 always to preserve an impar
trial frame of mind.
"We've got two kinds ob law
in dis yer eoV he said: "Texas
[aw an' Arkansas law. Which will
. "Dei?I dischfir"e ' y y? (V Lealin'
ie mule, an' hang- you fo1 killin' de'
?? j?S?? on a mu?iato, judigr?r42il -
hr prisoner. " Better make that
"AU right; under de law of Texas,
i fin' you fo' killin' de man, an'
lang you fo' stealin' de mule."
Keep Only Young Hen? For
As a result of the generally grow- !
ng disposition to look more closely
nto all phases of farming, it has <
jeen shown that after a hen is two
pears old she is rarely a profitable
ayer. She will usually lay more eggs
1er first laying season than during
?ny subsequent period. In some cases
ihe may lay a sufficient number of
jggs her second year to pay a profit
m her keep.
Sell or eat the hens over eighteen
nonths old and the average produc
ion will be increased and the profits
mlarged.-Progressive Farmer. i
jet the Machinery Ready Now.
Much time is also lost in the i
ipring by implements and gear not
>eing'in perfect condition. Not only
ihould the implements be put in !
irat-class order, but all probable re
>airs and additions to the equipment I
ihould be provided for. It is bad
jractice to wait until an implement
s gotten out for immediate service 1
0 find that a bolt or a bar is need- i
id, and it is equally unprofitable to i
lend an implement to the field with j
1 dull cutting surface that should
)e sharp, or with a scouring surface
io rough or rusty that it will not do 1
?ff ec ti ve work. 1
This is the time to begin getting (
;he work stock and implements in '<
>rder for hard and effective work j
ater, when every hour will count 1
:or more than two hours now. These
-nings cannot be neglected without 1
?erious loss and the man who does
10 has no reason to complain of
lard luck when a horse is injured 1
>r dies from colic or overwork, or
vhen valuable time is lost through 1
m piemen ts being found out of con- 1
11 ti on.-Progressive Farmer.
Every Story Has Two Sides.
Believe nothing you hear and
>nly hall' of what you see," says the
)ld adage. It is well to bear this in
nind while listening to the latest
bit of scandal. iNever -condemn
:our neighbor unheard, however
nany the accusations which may be
preferred against bim. Every story
las two ways of being told, and jus
tice requires that you should hear
he defense as well as the accusa
ion; and remember that the ma
ignity ol' enemies may place you in
i similar predicament.-Ex,
Statue of John C. Calhoun
Placed in Statuary Hall.
Unveiling Exercises he!d
Washington, March 12.-The
capitol was the scene of a notable
event today when in the presence ol
a distinguished assemblage, a statue
! of John C. Calhoun, the great South
Carolina separatist, was unveiled
in statuary hall.
The unveiling ceremony took
place at 11 o'clock and was conduct
ed wholly by . South Carolinians.
The colds holding together the
drapery around the marble figure"
were loosened by Mrs. Bratton and.
Miss Gist, both daughters of the
Palmetto state, and immediately
afterwards, the verbal ceremonies
were beg"*!. Governor Ansel pre
sided and formier governor Mauldin
delivered the principal, oration. The
statue is a bold piece of work, de
picting its subject in strident atti
tude. It is placed on the southside
of Statuary Hall between the fig
ures of Ethan Allen and Lewis Cass,
and directly, if not defiantly, faces
the effigy of Webster, Calhoun's
greatest antagonist, which stands
calmly on its pedestal on tue north
side of the hall.
The ceremonies of acceptance
took place in the senate and house
after the completion of the exorcises
in the hall. It was in the two
houses that the representatives of
the two ante-bellum belligerent
states met to once more buiy the
hatchet* Senator Lodge and Repre
sentative McCall speaking for the
New England commonwealth and
Senator Smith and a number of
South Carolina representatives for
that State. An address was made
in the senate also by Senator Cham
^?rlain of Oregon. Messrs. Lodge
and McCalLspoke enlogistically of.
the personality of '.the, subjectof .the
by severaT grand*-cl
all places. Tn
president's, and vice president's
rows were reserved for them. 7
Representative Aiken of South
Carolina who represente the district
of South Carolina from which Mr.
Calhoun was sent to congress,
sketched Calhoun's career, and com
pared him to Lincoln.
"The two most conspicuous fig
ures-and those who will survive
longest in the memory of mankind
-of that greatest contest over the
conflicting theories of our govern
ment are John C. Calhoun and Ab- -
raham Lincoln,' he said. "The
achievements of Mr. Lincoln are
viewed through the glamor of suc
cess and the halo of the martyr
while the cause for which Mr. Cal
houn labored-the perpetuation of
the Union as it came from the
bands of the fathers,-went down
"Notwithstanding defeat and
disaster, he continues to be regard
ed as the anstoie of American poli
tics; and with the mind of a seer
and the heart of a hero he sui vives
in the respect of his countrymen,
wept, honored and sung.
4 If he had been endowed with
less integrity of purpose and more
policy, he could surely could haye
been president. That great honor
we believe he laid down because he
would be the tool of no man, arid
because its acceptance would have
sacrificed principles, tho establish
ment of which had consumed the
greater part of his life.
The North's Tribute.
"In point of intellect and in puri
ty of 'character," said Representa
tive McCall of Massachusetts, in ac
3epting the statue, "Calhoun ranks
among the very greatest' of our
statesmen, and although his name
is more conspicuously identified
with the theory of nullification, a
theory to which his great power of
logic gave practical force as a po
itical principle, more than once in
critical times he devoted himself to
preventing a rupture between the
central and the state governments
and of maintaining thc union. He
was throughout his whole life de
voted to his native state.'1
Senator Lodge's speech was an
eulogy of Calhoun, the man.
"Wc do well to place here a
statue of Calhoun," said the Sena
tor "I would that he could stand
with none but his peers about him
and not elbowed and crowded by
the temporary notorious and the il
lustrious obscure. His statue is
aere of right. He was really a great
man, one of the great figures of our
history. He was the greatest mau
South Carolina has given to the na
tion. He was one of the most re
markable men, one of the greatest
minds : that American publia lifj
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