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HE A TIT OF THE SOUTH
.Throbbed With Sorrow at the Tomb
of the Peerless Gordon.
SOUTH CiLROIINA'S TRIBUTE.
The Hall Where the Memorial Ser
rices Were Held Were Too
Small to Hold the Vast
The staff correspondent of the State
says South Carolina's tribute to John
B. Gordon was the feature of the
memorial exercises in Georgia's capi
tal Thursday. Not since the body
of Jefferson Davis passed through the
southern cities on the way to its last
resting place in Richmond has Atlanta
seen such a demonstration of love and
reverence foe the dead as was the
funeral of Gordon. Governors, Confed
erate leaden, southern orators and
southern preachers spoke of the life
and the death of Georgia's best loved
son and their words were heard by a
vast multitude of sorrowing admirers
while other thousands were unable to
get into either the halls of State house
or church. It Is said that 50,000 per
pie Thursday thronged Capitol iiiii.
The hail of the house was unable to
accommodate one-fifteenth of this
throng while the church across the
street was as readily filled.
The hero's body lay in state under a
guard of honor in the rotunda of the
capitol while the memorial services
were being conducted up stairs. -
Gov. Terrell presided and made a
most fitting opening speech. He was
followed by Gen. Stephen D. Lee,
then by Gen. Clement A. Evans and
Judge Thos. G. Jones of Alabama.
SOUTH CAROLINA'S GOVERNOR.
Next was introduced the governor
of South Carolina, Duncan Clinch
Hey ward, a grandson of Georgia. Caro
linians had reason to be proud of their
governor today, very proud. He made
the speech of bis career. He came to
tell Georgia of her sister's sorrow and
sympathy and the message he deliver
ed well. Greeted with a round of ap
plause his rich, low voice rang out
full and strong, filling the large audi
torlum as no other voice filled it today
and as he spoke of Gordon, tbe friend
of Hampton and of South Carolina,
eyes not used to tears were dim. The
old soldiers were particularly touched
by Gov. Heyward's words so fervently
THE ORATION OF THE OCCASION.
Gov. Heyward said:
"The heart of South Carolina goes
out today to Georgia and to the
south, because of the death of the dis
tinguished soldier who has fought his
last fight and won bis last great vic
tory. We are here a delegation sent by
my State representing every depart
ment of the State government to
mourn with them the death of John B.
Gordnn. We, whn love and honored
Mm, are here to place a wreath upon
his bier, and from grateful hearts to
pay him loving tribute.
"South Carolinians loved him aod
followed him?followed him amidst
the smoke and carnage of battle?fol
lowed the inspiring figure, with radi
ant face auu fitudiiuK eyt??uu bite
dark charger?following Gordon, the
? Chevalier Bayard of the Southern
"In the trying days of reconstruc
tion they gladly followed him again,
when he crossed the Savannah, and
by the side of bis old comrade in arms,
Wade Hampton, assisted us in the re
demption of our State. And now,
with bowed heads, with saddened
hearts and with hushed voices, it is
even an inestimable privilege to them,
and especially to the old soldiers of
South Carolina who are represented
here today to follow him once
more,1 even though it be to his final
"There are others here today, of
his ualive Slate, uicu <tuj fOU^uu uc
side him, who will speak of their dead
chieftain as a soldier; there are those
who will speak of him as the states
man; there are those who will speak
of him as a patriot and citizen^ for in
all of these, my friends he stood forth
grand, glorious and inspiring. But we
of South Carolina come today to
stand beside the silent form of General
Gordon, and tenderly, lovingly and
reverently, to pay our homage to the
great hearted man, and to the loyal
friend. As such he came to us in our
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held by us in everlasting remem
"It had not been long since his
bright sword had ceased to flash in
air that he saw there was work to be
done in South Carolina. Over In cur
State we were battling for home rule,
for white suepremacy, struggling for
the very preservation of our civiliza
tion. The odds, the times, and even
fate itself, seemed against us. We
had rallied around our great leader,
Wade H'S'rtci wo had ro^oon* nur nil
in his keeping, and then it was that
your Gordor came and stood by Hamp
"This is not the occasion, nor does
my time permit details. I need only
say that by following such leaders
South Carolina was redeemed, and the
names of Hampton and Gordon will
ever be euMJiiued iu uur ueaiio as kcu
erat ion follows generation. The por
trait of your gallant son hangs upon !
the walls of our capitol, even as hisj
memory will live in our hearts, and
this is the message I bring yuu today
from the people of my State.
'"Braveana peerless uoruou: ue uas
gone from us for a while, beyond the
reach of our voices, but he can never
go beyond the reach of cur love. He
has joined kiDdred spirits in the great
beyond, where are gathered now so
many of his comrades who wore the
"Asa great general of the southern '
Confederacy: as governor and United
States senetor of the grand old State 1
of Georgia; as a patriot, a citizen and |
a man, John B. Gordon stood always |
for truth and right. Ia his loyal
heart there was no room for aught j
that v.'ac net brave and noble. Wo
stand before his bier today, with j
hearts chastened with sorrow, but
with hearts quickened with pride be
cause of the record he has left behiud
him. A precious heritage this, to his
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loved ones, to his State, to the south
and to his country.
"Todiy the flag on the capitol of
my State floats at half mast in honor
of Gen. Gordon. Today the bells toll
in South Carolina, where there is sor
row in many a home. Today the peo
ple of the entire south feel that a con
necting link with tbe past has been
severed, and that no man can take
Gordon's place in tbe hearts of our
people. lie has fought a good fight,
he has finished bis course, he has kept
tbe faith. We wbo know him know
that there is now for him a crown of
righteousness, peace and rest forever
more." ? :
AT THE CHUKCH.
According, to tbe wishes of Mrs.
Gordon the religious services at the
church were directed not to eulogize
tbe dead but to tbe spiritual instruc
tion of tbe deceased's comrades in
arms and tbe young ministers who
spoke made tbe best of this great
opportunity to .impress tbe truths
which Gen. Gordon professed.
Wben the cortege reached tbe
cemetery part of tbe crowd had fallen
away. After about five hours of the
exercises these were brief.
THE GRAY BLANKET OF MOSS.
When tbe grave bad been filled in
tbe first token placed upon it was the
gray blanket of Spanish moss, which
Camp Wade Hampton's delegation
bad brought and which was made by
Columbia women. Upon this were
laid the many floral emblems. These
were beautiful beyond description.
At the church also there was a most
magnificent display of flowers very
tastefully arranged around the high
THE SOUTH CAROLINA DELEGATION.
The South Carolina delegation
reached here on this morning and
found that quarters had been provid
ed at the Piedmont hotel, where Gov.
Tarreli's private secretary soon called
UDon Gov. Hey ward. The Georgia
governor turned tbe South Carolina
party over to Mr. Izard Heyward of
Atlanta. Gov. Heyward's brother,
wbo showed them every courtesy. Col.
Sam. W. Wiekes and Col. George W.
Brown, both of Gov. Terrell's staff,
and both navives of South Carolioa,
also called upon the party and extend
ed courtesies. Tuose composing the
delegation were: Gov. Heyward,
Senators J. Q. Marsball, Robt. Aldrich
and J. W. Stanland and Representa
tives J. ti. Brooks, Jeremiab Smith, J.
W. King and W.-E. James, and Col.
M. P. Tribble.
Judge Ernest Gary represented tbe
From Camp Hampton are: Col.
John C. Haskeil, Capt. D. J. Griffith,
D. Cdiuweii aud W. W. Lumpkin.
Gov. Heyward \vith Gov. Jennings
and other distinguished visitors was
the guest of Gov. Terrell at dinner to
night. Tbe South Carolina par:y
left at midnight for Columbia via Au
gusta, over the Georgia railroad and
tbe Southern iD their private car.
A DAY UK SORROW.
Georgia's capitol has been crowded
today with the heroes of the Confed
eracy, Stephen 1). Lee and Simon B.
Buckner, lieutenant generals, followed
the cotlin of their comrade as did those
who were ragged privates in bis com
mand, some of whom were in rags to
A great State's great heart throb
bed with sorrow, for none can take
Gordon's piace?and the south mourn-1
ed with Georgia. Through all that
was said ano thought and felt there!
ran the recognition of that marvelous!
hold which the dead soldier and states- '?.
nan bad upon the hearts of bis pcu- j
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A LEAF FROM HISTOEY.
How General Gordon Came to the
Aid of General Hampton.
Col. Jas. A. Uoyt, editor of the
Greenville Mountaineer, recently pub
lished the following in his excellent
paper, which we know will be read
The death of Gen. John B. Gordon
will rekindle the profoundest grati
tude in the breast of every participant
in the great and trying campaign of
1876, when the men ?nd women of
South Carolina were united heart and
soul in the redemption of ti 1 bo
loved commonwealth from the rude
control of aliens and vandals. The
noble Georgian's unselfish and un
limited labors in aid of Hampton and
his followers will never be forgotten
while there is a spark of patriotism
among the descendants of those who
bore the brunt of the heroic struggle.
The victory had been won at tbe polls,
but there were evil omens all around,
and the political sky was far from be
ing clear and serene. A rift in tbe
clouds came when he brought cheer
and hope with bis own sunny expecta
It was a bracing, charming Sunday
afternoon in November, shortly after
tbe election of-Hampton, that a tele
gram was received at tbe Democratic
headquarters in Columbia, announcing
tbe fact that Gen. Gordon and Pat
rick Walsh, then editor of tbe Augusta
Chronicle, were coming to tbe scene
of activity where their greatest inter
est was centred for the purpose of
consulting over the situation. Gen.
?lohn D. Kennedy and the writer met
the distinguished visitors at tbe old
depot of tbe Charlotte, Columbia and
Augusta railroad, and soon after
reaching headquarters Gen. Hampton 1
was notified of their arrival. In tbe !
consultation that followed Gen. Gor- j
don stated that be bad come to ten
der bis services in any way that was |
practicable to assist South Carolina
in securing the fruits of the great vic
tory won against such heavy odds, and
Mr. Walsh said that Augusta and all
Georgia were ready to contribute their
aid in this behalf. Gen. Gordon, in
addition to these declarations, said
that he*had come to stay until the
triumph was complete, whether a
month or a year would be requisite to
seat Hampton in the gubernational
The situation was extremely crit i
cal when Gordon* reached the capital
of our State. The military occupa
tion was being rendered more thorough
and dominating, and while the ma
chinery of the State government up
held by bayonets was nominally in op
eration, the mailed hand of the Fed
eral Oflieer in command of the troops
was guiding the helm. Legal ques
tions were arising every day, and the
courts were invoked for the maintain
ance of the right, hi spite of the fact
that the highest judicial tribunal was
altogether arrayed against the Hamp
ton administration. The progress was
slow and tedious to each point of law,
and it required patience, restraint,
tact and diplomacy to accomplish re
sults thai seemed a matter of course1
to tbe casual observer.
Every one recognized in our superb
leader. 11n- self-poised and conserva
tive Hampton, the possession of gifts
and accomplishments which would ul
timately prove successful, albeil the
way was nol clear and tbe obstruc
tions were very great, and quite
speedily ii was seen thai his counter
part bad appeared in the person of the
gallant Gordon, resourceful and si rate
gic, tactful and aggressive. Day and
night Hie problem was confronted,
and for six weeks amid the uncertain
ties of Hm political and military
situation Gordon was laboring inces
santly to bring matters to a success
ful issue. It must be remembered
that* he was United States Senator at
that time, and that his personal in-.
fluence at Washington was being exer
cised constantly in our behalf, which I
was potential in the end. Grant was
succeeded by Hayes, and Lo him Gui
don made the appeal that secured the
recognition of Hampton as the right
ful and lawful Governor of South
Carolina, bringing order out of chaos,
relieving the State from military
bondage, restcing the control and
direction of public aifairs to the white
people, and placing the reins govern
ment in the hands of capable and
It was the matchless Gordon that
had come to the rescue of the peerless
Hampton. Weary months of waiting
and watching had passed, and G?rden
was our faithful'sentinel at Washing
ton. The troops were removed and
the carpet-bag dynasty fell to rise no
more. Though a generation has come
and gone sice those event ful t imes, it
is not amiss in the shadow of grief
and lamentation to unfold the recol
lect ions of constant, voluntary, untir
ing service rendered by Gordon, in
order that the youth of to-day may
appreciate the fact that unending!
gratitude is due from the people of
Carolina to their generous friend
who is now being laid to rest in his
native soil, and who after life's fitful
fever has gone to join Wade Hampton,
Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson
and the rest of our faithful, heroic
leaders, who will welcome him on the
other shore. (), that his bravery in
peril, his loyalty to truth and his
devotion to righteousness might
descend upon the generations yet to
come, that the land he loved so well
may uphold honor, exalt virtue and
cherish patriotism, the acme of his
ambition and the ideal of his noblest
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TBS LEGISLATOR WAS BIBULOUS.
But Evangelist Leiten Would Have
None of His Assistance.
The Columbia State says a bibulous
member of the legislature from up
the country narrowly escaped arrest
on a charge of disturbing religious
whorship here a few days ago.
His act of disorderly conduct oc
cur/ed at one of the Leitch revival
-:L:?ga being conducted in tbe Main
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time to render bis removal from the
church or arrest unneccessary. After
that tbe meeting proceeded without
Tbe solon's inspiration to "speak
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one of tbe occupauls of the pulpiu
platform of a request for prayer for a
lady member of the congregation who
"Zhat's struly (hie) er zad and (hie)
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a'serves all our (hie) prayers. 1 move
zis (hie) house do now pray (hie) by
committee of tber (liic) whole."
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be quiet quick," sternly called out
Mr. Leitch, shaking his linger towards
the disturbing element.
The Solon gave correct imitation of
a man silently withdrawing a motion,
simultaneously sinking into bis seat
?S if lie hau ?ccll uj?ilaiijr R????eu.
"I do-not know tbe member's name,"
said Mr. Leitch, "but I know that he
was along with a drinking fellow
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That Came Up iLast Week in the
United States Court.
The Columbia State says a peculiar
ly sad case is that of T. A. Bateman,
formerly of Columbia, wbo pleaded
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which was Bateman's sole motive and
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