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Ex-G-?v. Hob Taylor's
tlie Heroes of tL
At the rei|uest of a number of Con
federate Veterans, the Journal pub
lishes below the speech of ex-Cover
nor Bob Taylor, delivered on July
25th last, at the Confederate Veter
ans' reunion at Brownvillc, Tcnn.
The .speech is so rich in Ion; of the
South, its products and beauties, that
there has been a general request to
have it rcpublishcd for the benefit of
the old soldiers who could not hear it,
and who have been uuable to secure a
copy of it. The speech is as follows :
"Time in its tireless flight has
brought us agaiu to the full leaf and
flower of another summer. The grass
grows green about the dust of heroes;
the roses twine once more about their
tomb, and the morning glories point
their purple bugles toward the sky as
if to sound a reveille to our immortal
dead. Another year with its sun
shine and its shadows, iti laughter
and its tears, its sowing and its reap
ing, its cradle songs and funeral
hymns, uow lies between us and that
dark day at Appomattox when the
star of Southern hope went down and
the ilag of Southern chivalry was furl
"Another year has added whiter
locks to the temples of these old vet
crans who wore the gray, and deeper
furrows to their brows, and they now
stand auiong us like solitary oaks iu
the middle of of fallen forest, hoary
with age, covered with scars and glo
rious as the living monuments of
^ ?Uth?rn manhood and Southern cour
"But we are not far enough away
from that awful struggle to forget the
bloody hills of Shiloh, where Albert
Sidney Johnson died, and the fatal
field of Chancellorsville, where Stone
wall Jackson fell.
"We are not yet far enough away to
forget the frowning heights of Get
tysburg, whore Pickett's charging lines
rushed to glory and the gravo. We
are not yet far enough away to forget
Murfreesboro, Missionary Ridge and
Chickamauga and the hundred other
fields o? death and carnage, where tho
flower of the South, the bravest of the
brave and the truest of the true fought
for the cause they thought was right
and died for the land they loved.
"We are not yet far enough away to
forget the agony and tho tears of a
nation that was crushed when the
shattered armies of Leo and Johnston,
worn aud weary, half starved, bare
footed and in rags, staoked \hoir arms
in tho gloom of defeat and left the
field of valor overwhelmed and over
powered, yet undaunted and uncon
quered. When time has measured off
a thousand years tho world will not
forget the sufferings and tho sacrifices
of the brave men who so freely gave
their fortunes and shed their blood to
preserve the most brilliant civiliza
tion that ever flourished in any land
or in any age, for literature loves a
"Historians will some day sit down
ou our battlefields and write true his
tory?history which will read like the
. wildest dreams of fancy that were ever
. woven into fiction, and poets will lin
ger among our graves and sing sweeter
soDgs than were ever sung before.
For each monument is u volume within
itself of wild and thrilling adventure,
and every tombstone tells a story
touching as the soldier's lust tear on
the white bosom of his manhood's
bride, tender as his last farewell.
"I Would not utttr a word of bitter
n'ss against the men who wore the
blu?. They fought and died under
the old flag to perpetuate the union
and thc> .*erc men worthy of South
ern prowess and Southern valor.
' 4J would ?.oL if I could rob Grant,
the great and noble chieftain of his
fame and glory. Every Southern sol
dier ought to stand with uncovered
head when his name is spoko?. For
when all was lost, in the darkest and
saddest moment of Southern history,
he was magnanimous to Leo and kind
to his tattered und famished army.
Along the blue lines of the trium
phtut foe, when tho unhappy Confed
erates inarched betwecu them and laid
down 'heir guns, there was no shout
of vic ory nor flourish of trumpets,
but OLiy silence and tears.
"When the conflict had ended the
Confederate soldier proudly stood !
among the blackened walls of his
ruined country, magnificent iu the
gloom of defeat and still a horo. His
eword was broken, his home was in
ashes, the earth was red beneath him,
the sky was black above him, he had
placed all in the scales of war and lost
all save honor. But ho did not sit
down in despair to weep away tho
pa nng years.
r~"s slaves were gone, but ho waB
?t?i >u aiaster. Too jnr?ud t? pine, too
down" his musket and laid his willing
3but unskilled hands upon the waiting
adversity, he threw
s Eloquent Tribute to
lc "Lost Cause."
I war and turned his face toward the
morning of peace. He abandoned the
rebel yell to enter the forum aud the
courtroom ?nd the hustings. He gave
up the sword to enter the battles of
industry and commerce, and now in a
little more than a third of a century
, tue land of desolation and of death,
. the land of monuments and memories,
lias reached the springtime of a grand
! or destiny and the suu shines bright
! on tlie domes and the towers of new
! cities built upon the ashes of the old,
; and the cotton fields wave their whito
i banners of peace and the fields of
j wheat wave back their banners of
"Who cau portray the possibilities
of a country which has produced the
bees and Jacksons and the brilliant
Gordon and tho dashing Joe Wheeler,
who is as gallant in the blue as he was
in the grey, and the impetuous aud
immortal Bedford Forrest, the Mar
I shal Xcy of tho Confederacy?
j "Who cau portray the possibilities
j of a country which has produced the
j stalwart and sinewy men of the rank
and file, who followed tho Stars aud
Bars through the smoke and flame of
every desperate battle and stepped
proudly into history as the greatest
lighters the world has known? A
country so richly blessed, not only
with hrave men aud beautiful women,
but whose blossoming bills and fertile
valleys are so generous and kind, and
whose mountains arc burdened with
coal aud iron and copper and zinc and
lead enough to supply the world for a
thousand years; whose virgin forests
yet stand awaiting and sighing for tho
woodman's ax. and whose winding
rivers flow clear and cool and make
music as they go. It is the beautiful
laud of love and liberty, of sunshine
and sentiment, of fruits and flowers,
where the grapevine staggers from tree
to treo as if drunk with the wine of
its own purple clusters; where the
peach and plum and blood red cherries
and overy kind of berry bend bough
and bush and glow like showered drops
of rubies and of pearls. It is the land
of the magnolia and the melon, the
paradise of cotton and the cane.
"They tell us now that it is tho new
South, but the same old blood runs in
the veins of these old veterans and
tho same old spirit heaves their bos
oms and flashes in their eyes; the
same old soldiers who wiolded the
musket long ago are nursing their
grandchildren on their knees and
toaching them tho samo old lessons of
honor and truth, and the sauie "Id love
of liberty. Tho mockingbird sings
the same old songs in the same old
tree and tho brooks leap and laugh
down tho samo old hollows. Wo till
tho same old fields and drink in tho
same old springs and climb among the
samo old rocks and fish in the same
old streams. It is the same old South,
and wo aro the samo old Southern peo
" 'There may bo skies as blue, but none
Thero mny bo hearts as true, but none
"It is the same old land of tho free
and the samo old homo of tho brave.
It is the same old South resurrected
from the dead with the prints of the
nails still in its side?
11 Tin glad I am in Dixie,
Look away! Look away!
hi Dixie's laud I'll take my stand
And live and tlie for Dixie.
Look away! Look away!
Look away down south iu Dixie.*
"Within the borders of this fair
land of Dixie the finest opportunities
for investment and the richest fields
for enterprise and industry over known
in the western hemisphere are now
opcu to all who wish to come and help
us iuake it blossom like the rose. A
new development has already begun.
Thirty years ago there was uot a fac
tory in South Carolina. To-day she
is spinning and weaving more cotton
than she raises aud is second only to
Massachusetts iu the manufacture of
cotton goods, and North Carolina and
Georgia have made equal progress with
South Carolina in this new idea of
making tho South not only the leader
in agriculture, but also in converting
our raw material into finished articles
of commerce and trade, and thus sav
ing to our section countless, millions
of wealth. In the mountains of south
western Virginia, southeastern Ken
tucky, cast Tennessee, north Ala
bama, where the sunshine plays hide
and seek with tho shadows and where
many rivers arc born, there is a beau
tiful valley COO miles in length and
from 1 to 30 miles wide. Until a
quarter of a century ago the principal
product of that country was children.
The people did not realixe that tho
north rim of the valley was an almost
unbroken vein of coal and that the
south rim was an exhaustless bed of
iron, and they placed but little value
on the vast parks of timber, where the
! ux had ocvcr gleamed, :<ut now the ,
I dynamite lias just begun to jar the |
! sili nt hills and the forests have just j
' begun to fall. Birmingham ir, making j
the sky of night red with the glare of
her furnaces, and ail the way up the
valley to the new city of Koanoke new
furnaces are being lighted and new
industries are developing., and Hunts
villc and Decatur and Chattanooga and
Knoxville and Johnson City and Bris
tol, on the line, will soon be great
manufacturing centers, where the pig
iron and the logs of hardwood which
arc now being shipped away to bo
converted into finished articles will
pass through our own mills and we
will cease to be the fools wo have been
in the past, buying furniture made in
forcigu cities out of our own timber
and all the implements of agriculture
made out of our own iron.
"Until 20 years ago the bons of
Mississippi, Louisiana aud Arkansas
were co. tented to sit on their veran
das and watch the 'nigger' and his
lazy mule in the cotton field and listen
to the melodies of the old plantation.
But now the mills of Mississippi are
beginning to mingle their music with
these melodies, aud the marshes of
Louisiana are being converted into
rice fields aud she is making enough
sugar to-day to sweeten the tooth of
"Arkansas is building factories and
opening her mine.- and mineral wealth
and sawing down her great forests of
.pine. At the close of the civil war
Texas was a wilderness, but now the
howl of the wolf hai given place to
the whistle of the engine, and the
whoop of the Indian has been hushed
by the music of machinery. From
Texarkaua to El Paso prosperous
cities aud towns hate sprung up like
prairie flowers, where the wild horse
once galloped and the buffalo grazed
and great geysers of coal oil have
solved the fuel problem.
"In the full development of this
new idea of transforming our raw ma
terial into finished goods lies our hope
of regaining our prestige and power in
the management o? national affairs
and of winning back billions of wealth
which were wiped out by the destroy
ing angel of war.
"God grant that our beloved old
South may be as happv in reaping the
golden harvest of prosperity in the
years to oome as she has been brave
and true through the suffering and
woos of adversity in the sorrowful
years of the past.
"And now, my grizzly old friends,
who once wore the gray, in the name
of our young men, I oongratulato you
upon having lived to see the dawn of
a brighter day for your battle scarred
and war-swept country. You must
soon answer to the roll call of eternity
and join your comrades on the other j
side. I give you the pledge of your
sons that they will ever defend the
record you have made and themselves
live up to the traditions of their
"In tho name of our women, both
young and old, I implore the blessing
of the Lord upon you and pray that as
the dews of life's evening are conden
sing on your brow and tho shadows of
the long, long night are gathering
about you, you may linger long in the
twilight with loving hands to lead you
and loving hearts to bless."
? The prison authorities of North
Carolina have forbidden the female
prisoners to wear corsets. In Virginia
saws were made from the steel ribs
taken from corsets and tho iron bars
were sawed out with them.
? The claim of Martin Head, of
Napoleon, O., to being the oldest man
in the United States is not well found
ed. Noah Haby, of New Jersey, who
is at the 1'iscataway poor farm, loca
ted near New Brunswick, claims to be
between 129 and 130 years old. Tho
old man was feeling well and said that
he expected to live to be 160.
"The pitcher that goes often to the
well is broken at last." There's a world
of wisdom in that familiar proverb, and
a sound application of it to disease,
especially to such familiar forms of dis
ease as coughs and colds. Singularly
enough the very thing that ought to
cause alarm is given as excuse for a feel
ing of safety. " It's nothing ; only a
cough. I've had it
before." The fact ^yg^g^g^j>
that ;i cough re- -tS&SflS^ffikrS^*
curs periodically ^^^sR^^tej^^
should be warning r^glBgSBBBSr* V>.
enough to take it /W?$9RnfC?lMF^t'
in time, for the jfjgSrS^T^BfVjl
inost serious and 'Sj?j^/^^^Vs^A
maladies begins ~s&Trr*,^vi
with a cough. vSfiyy^-/ ^CjX
P i e r c e's Golden fJ ' Vv\>dTi
Medical Discovery C^* *
not only stops the <j?^*^oy^Jf
cough but ?eures 4?^g^fc^gflH*'^
the cause. It cures
obstinate, deep- ^jr^VXyv
seated coughs, ^r>~fn
bronchitis, weak 1^?^
lungs, he in or- ^>
w??ich if neglected or uiiskuTully treated
find a fatal termination in consumption.
Accept no substitute for " Golden Med
ical Discovery." There is no otlier med
icine "just as good" for weak lungs.
"I was very sick Indeed."writes Mrs. Motlie
Jacob*, of l-Viton, Kent Co.. Delaware, "and our
family doctor snid I had consumption. I thought
I must die soon for I felt so bad. Had a bad
cough, spit blood, was very short of breath, In
fact con id hardly cet my breath at all some
tiniest I had pains In my chest and right lung,
air'- hud dyspepsia. Before I took your ' Golden
Mt?-i'cal Discovery ' and * l'lcasaut Pellets' I was
so weak I could not sweep a room, and uow
X can do a small washing. I worked In the
canning factory this fall, and I feel like" a new
person. I l*eUeve thnt the Lord and your medi
cine have saved my life. I was sick over two
years. ^ I^took thirteen ^botties^ oMhe 'jColdcn
Fdlet??n, "*"*'" ' ??.??..???
9 Dr. Piefce's Common Sense Medical
Adviser, paper covers, is sent free on
receipt ci at one-cent stamps" to pay
expense of mailing only. Address Dr.
?L V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
T?*e Southern in the Geography.
It Covers the Whole South.
"The great rivers doo't carry pas
sengers any more," said Cbaunccy
Depew, "tbo great railroads have
taken their places."
Mr. Depew is right. Grass grows
on the wharves at Omaha and Kansas
City, and onl/ a few freight boats are
now occasionally seen at Cincinnati
The Harpers have gotten a new
geography from which the children
describe the great railroads, and what !
a knowledge of the whole country it
gives to the youngsters. .
The school children used to describe
the rivers, but now they describe the
To illustrate how they describe
them, the teacher in the Washington
public school said:
"Now, Mary, can you describe tho
Southern Railway? You know it is
9,000 miles long."
"Yes, sir, that is very easy," said
Mary. "The Southern really commen
ces in New York. It runs Us cars
over the Pennsylvania railroad through
Philadelphia and Baltimore to Wash
ington. Then it leaves the Capitol
and runs right by Washington Monu
ment and the White House, Manassas
and Bull Run battlefields to Lynch
burg near Appouiattox, where Gen
eral Leo surrendered to General Grant,
then to New Orleans and Florida.
"Whore else does it go to, Mary?"
"Wrhy, it runs all over creation.
It spreads out like a great fan all
over the South to New Orleaus, Flor
ida, St. Louis and Atlanta.
"Give me some of the cities the
Southern goes through, Mary."
"Why, from Virginia it goes through
North Carolina with its 19G cotton
factories, and through tho cotton and
tobacco fields to Greensboro, Char
lotto, Summerville and Charleston,
where the great Exhibition is, aud
thon to Savannah, with its grand old
Buena Ventura. From Savannah it
runs to Brunswick, Ga., .within sight
of Jekel Island, and then to St.
Augustine, with its palmetto and
palm trees, and then down into the
orange groves of Florida, where, after
shooting a few alligators, yon can
ferry aoross to Havana and see Morro
Castle and the sunken Maine. Here
you oan piok bananas while yon watch
the pretty Spanish girls as they play
their guitars and flirt with love-sick
cavali?re through the iron gates."
"Where else does it run, Mary?"
"Why, to Memphis and the West.
Then it goes to Birmingham and Chat
tanooga, with its Lookout Mountain,
where Hooker fought among the
clouds. , From Chattanooga," contin
If you h ven't been deali
to make a start. Any time?al
inducements to offer. Others ]
you. They find it profitable, sc
start you coming our way ?
Tacks, six boxes for 5c.
Shoe Nails, two boxes (largest size;
Heel Irons, any size, three pairs fo
Shoe Hammers only 8c.
Peg Awls only 8c.
Shoe Thread only 5c.
Gate Latches, 10c kind, 5c
Strap Hinges, 10c kind, 5o pair.
Butt Hinges, 15c kind, 10c and 12
Bridle Bitts, 10c and 15c kind, 5c
Three Hook brown and white Colh
Trace Chains, the 50c kind, 36c pa
Cotton Rope, 15c per lb. Curry C
1392 Wire Finishing Nails, only 5
Mill Saw Files, 8 inches, 10c each.
A good Braco and Bitt, 15c for bol
Lever Harness Mender, 50c kind, <
Keyhole Saws, 10c each. Biggest
Dime Shoe Polish, 5c bottle.
Iron Block Plane, sold everywhere
Iron Block Plane, smaller hizo, 35c
Harness Mender Rivets and Harne
A visit to our Store will convince }
want to deal with. We can make 1902
wish that the whole year will be a joyou
all for your patronage, and hope to see
for your wants ; we will Mirpriae you by
JOHN A. At
Sext to Post Office. High I
war No. 4 got the Big Doll. Mb
heldjthe lucky number.
fJOST- * nave *n stock the very b
number of Standard Vibrator Sewing
from 8140.00 to $260 00. Remember,
it is COST. No such opportunity has fc
You can save fifty per cent by tah
Come to see me if you are looking
tfW. Some desirable Building Lots fo
uedMary, pointing on to the map,
you see the 'Southern' runs south
cast to Atlanta and North to Cincin
nati, St. Louis, Chicago, Cleveland,
Detroit und Pittsburg."
'But the 'Southern' don't have its
own track north of Cincinnati, does
"No, but they send out their won
derful 'Florida Speoial' from Chioago,
over the 'Big 4,' ?C, H. & D.,' and
Mon on,' and they run through cars to
Florida, from Cleveland *and Pitts
burg to Jacksonville."
"But that 'Southern's Palm Limit
ed' that flies from New York to St.
Augustioc, Augusta, Bon Air and
Aiken," said Mary enthusiastically,
"and tho Southern's flier that flies to
'the land of the sky' like a cannon
ball from New York to Asheville,
Nashville, Atlanta, Mobile and New
Orleans, where you cau soe tho lavish
ing Creole girls with their goo-goo
"But your geography don't say
"No, but my brother George said
that wheu he got back from the Mardi
Gras. George said, he got his ticket
at the Southern Ry. Office, 1185
Broadway, and left New York in a
snow bank at twenty-fivo minutes past
four o'clock in the afternoon, and was
in warm Atlanta in 24 hours, and in
New Orleans in 39 hours.
Mary might have added that Samuel
Spencer, tho President of tho "South
ern" has taken in the "Queen and
Crescent," which runs from Cincinnati
and Louisville to New Orleans and
Shrevoport, La., and ho ?b President
of both roads?about 9,000 miles long.
?Eli Perkin's Railroad Letter.
? Mr. Goodman?"Your little play
mate seems ?ad." "Willie?"Yes, sir.
He bad ter stay home from school yis
tid'y-" "The ideal And he's
sad on that account?" "No, sir; itB.
becaso he had ter come back ter school
ng with us now is a good time
1 the time?we have special
Like to come nere, so would
> would you. Will these offerc
) for 5c.
ir Pad 21c.
ombs, 5c, 7c und 10c each.
c. Handsaw Files, 5e and 7o each.
Same, 12 iuches, 15c each,
th. A good Hatchet only 16c.
only 25c. Hack Saws, 10c each.
Bottle Vasaline, 5c.
for 40o, our price 25c.
; kind, our price 23c.
m Menders. 7c box
?ou that we axe the people thnt you
! a very prosperous year for you. We
is one t > you, and tliank you one and
you oftener during 1902. Gome here
our good values and low prices.
r?TlN AND THE MAGNET,
'rice Breakers and Low ?l ice Hakers.
a Eunice Erwin, of Antreville, S. C,
iw that I am offering PIANOS, OR
md SEWING MACHINES g\y
est that money can buy. A limited
Machines for 8?>,00 o?ch. Pianos
this is Cash, and remember, also, that
?eu offered the people of Anderson,
ing advantage of this sale,
for the BEST.
ILLS S, Next door Peoples Bank. 1
The >Jnd You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over 30 years, has borne the signature of
and has been made under his per
8ona* supervision since its inffeney*
*<*6?<Cti? Allow no one to dc solve you In this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good" are hut
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children?Experience against Experiment?
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups* It is Pleasant* Ife
contains neither Opium, Morphine?nor other Narcoti?
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
nod allays Feverishness. It cures B?ar-rhtisa and "Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep*
Tli a Children's Panacea?The Mother's Friend.
Bears the Signature of
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
the ecwTAun eeHMNv, 4i ?urrav amrn. ara vom? errv.
We are showing this season are the finest things on wheels.
They are the latest in style, the best in material and work
manship, the lowest in price, all things considered.
We sell all styles Low Down.
See the big stock on my floors. '
JOS. J. FBETWELL.
<- When the Lea
Begin to Turn I
IS the time to sow OATS, RYE and BARLEY.. Now, in order that yon
may not come up lacking in harvest time, we have bought GOOD SEED
for you. JUST RECE5VED
3000 bushels Texas Bed Bust Proof Oats,
2000 bushels Nraety Six Bed Bust Proof Oats,
10'jO bushels Winter Grazing Oats.
Car lioad Bye and Barley.
Could have sold the above without moving eame for a handsome profit,
but preferred to give them to you at a 3oss, as we want to supply those that
have always patronized us. -
Recollect the above is only about one-quarter our usual supply, and is all
we can get ; so come and secure your Seed at once. Can buy plenty of Kan
sas Red Oats for less money, but they will not do in this climate.
UO0N & LEDBE??EIL
A. C. STRICKLAND,
OFFICE?Front Booms over Farm
ers and Merchants Bank.
The opposite cut illustrates Con
tinuous Gum Tooth. The Ideal
Plate?more cleanly than the natu
ral tenth. No bad tas to or breath
from Pla*"?e of this kind '
A LONG LOOK AHEAD
A man thinks it is when the matter of life
insurance suggests itself?bat circumstan
ces of late have shown how life hangs by a
thread when war, flood, hurricane and fire
suddenly overtakes you, and the only ?fay
to be sure that y ottr- family is pro too ted in
case of 'calamity overtaking you is to in
sure in a solid Company like?
The Mutual B
UUVU1I UUD X1IO. \JVt
Drop in and see os about it.
Peoples'Bank Building, ANDERSON S