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THE NEWBERRY Of THE
DAYS THAT ARE PAS'
LETTER FROM FORMER NEW
BERRIAN, NOW IN TEXAS.
Loving Words For The Old Folks A
By One Who Knows.
There is no time like the old time
when you and I wer:: young.
When the buds of April blossomed
and the birds of spring-time sung
There is no place like the old place
where you and I were born,
Where we lifted first out eyelids o
the splendors of the morn.
There is no friend like the old friend
who has shared our morning days
No greeting like his welcome. no hon
age like his praise.
There is no l.ve like the old love, tha
k-.e courted in our .rid-.
Though our leaves are falling. fallini
and we're fading side by side.
There are ni times like the old time
-they ne'er shall be forgot:
There is no place like the old place
keep green the dear old spot:
There are no friends like our oa
- i tds-may heav :i pr_!.-ns
There are no loves like our old loves
-God bless our loving wives.
Since my last letter I received a let
-ter from my si.ter Mary. who write4
th,,s of one of the good ladies of New
berry in the olden time. Mrs. Mar3
Graham: "I know she was a lovel)
woman-so kind and thoughtful of the
young folk's happiness. All the chi".
dren and yotog people were sirre 01
a warm welcome at her home. She
loved flowers and she loved the young
people to gather 'them: the flower
must have loved her, for they bloomed
so grandly under her care. No chil
dren were denied entrance into hei
beautiful flower yard. On her death
-bed she said. 'I feel like I was jus
going into the next room.' The
righteous shall be in everlasting re
East of the Shoe store was a large
hickory tree making a delightful
shade. Next fronting Main street was
the law office of Caldwell & Caldwell
iP"at C. and Gen. Jim:ie J.) Of Chan
cellor Caldwell we have already writ
ten-he was rather tall and slender.
Of him we can well say that he was
.:h in intellectural gift and tempera
ment, a man . wide information, wide
experience and great ability, he was
a gentle. generous. truthful. constant,
.accomplished. high-minded man. A
distinguishing feature of his mind was
his power of reasoning and of express
ing the result in appropriate languagu
As a lawyer he.hated vice and delight
ed to stand forth a champion of vir
tue. Hie loved justice, law and peace.
As a solicitpr he had no superior, as
chanceller he was winning his way tc
the hight st excellence. As a result ol
his early training hie was deeply rev
erential tow:.rds God. His father Dar
Caldwell was a Scotch Irishman froim
,:-,- ' oanty of Antrim and an eLJin
in the Seceder church.
The Scotch-Irish are humorous. n1
like the Irish witty: they are a seriou1
.,.ce andI their thought is tinged with
the.:L -. 3: they have b '1 conv'er.-ll
from childhood with the serious prob
lemis of~existence, their "v'ade mecum.
the shorter catechism and Rouse':
Psalmus. The old Seceders follou~
closely the \\estminster assembly
the WVestminsters adopted Rouse'
version of the Psalms as their hymn
ology and the Seceders followv them
while the Presbyterians see:n t o ;g:l, r
themi. Such training had Chtancello:
Caldwell. It is always pleasant t~
think of him. My father e,teeme(
him.greatly and so did I. W\hen
was a .A.glege boy he of ten invited m'
to visit i:n and 1 was greatly encour
aged and. henenttedl by his co:insel
lie died. in the full stren.gth .f hi
powers, in the fnline-s of h:, tam'
and ii(the mt.i-t 4,1 unive'rsailth-ve an
\trs. Cahdwell wan' one of the mfos
intelligent and pleasant ladies of he
day. with the loveliness and grace 0
a cuiltured mind.
Of Howard Hi. C.. I have heretofor
written. His is among the swee
names "which carry a perfume in th
"Poet and Saint. to thee alone ar
The two most sacred names of eart
I. F. JT C5ade11 has won for hint
self an envied name as a lawyer and
writer. and emulates his father.
Next was another long, low, one
story house occupied by my grand
father. James Spence. who was not
a success as a merchant. H-- became
'a %joll old pedagogue.* in which he
was a success. He1C too was from the
county Antrim. and married my
grand-mother Miss Hamelia Murray.
in Paisiv. Scotland. where he be
came a weaver of the famous Paislv
shawls and came irom thence to New
berry. He was a pure, good, true
Christian man of much information
and wrote a beautiful hand. which he
failed to leave his grand-son. While
a merchant. a fellow stole his pocket
i i f nails. He said to the fellow:
"You had better have the nails wrap
ped up or they will tear your pocket."
lHe carried a "sneeshing mull" (snuff
Ibox) of horn, with a band of silver
around it ornamented on the top with
a silver rose and a silver thistle. with
J. R. engraved on it. J. R. was for
James Robertson. who was my grand
mother's great grand-father. It must
be over :co years old. 'y grandson.
Crosson Miller. now 19. when he first
saw it. claimed it and has it now. Sev
eral years ago he said to his grand
mother. "1 wan you to live ahvays."
-\\'hy?" askd his grid-ma Reilect
ing a moment he answered. "1 want
you for a family relic."
Mv :rand-mother was an intelli
gent. i'.(1'irious woman and much de
voted to rea.:ing the Bible aitd Hen
ery's Commentaries. She spoke Scotch
and often threatened to come-alaungst
my lug" (slap my jaws) which she
That eminently good man Wms.
Welch said of her and my mother:
"That they were ,wo of the most sen
sible and ente.rtaining women that
ever visited his home."
lie sat at his door one midsummer
After the sun had sunk in the west,
-And the lingering beams of golden
Made his kindly old face look warm
While the odorous night-wind, whis
Gently. gently he bovked his head.
There were angels waiting for him.
He was sure of happiness, living or
This jolly old pedagogu, long ago."
This house was afterwards a "Rum
Hole" and in the fire of 1835 was
burned. together with all the buildings
east to Adam's street and then on
the opposite side of Main street. I
never think of this fire without think
ing of the daring work of N. A. Hun
:ter and Phil Schoppert in staying the
tire while enveloped in smoke and
Next was the law office of Dunlap
and Summer (Robt. D. Dunlap and
Nichlas S. Summer). Of Dunlap.
O'Neall wvrites: "He was a clear
headed. wvell read lawyer, spoke sen
sibly but with hesitation. H's virtues
were calculated to make his memory
dear to those who knewv him."
I remember him as a man of uin
failing kindness and gentleness. wvith
a head wvell furnished and hav'ing
frank eyes and a pleasant smile. He
marriedl Amelia first and after her
death Sarah. the charming daughters
of \laj. Fred Nance: they had twvo
children, Robert. a sprightly little mis
chievous~ tellow andl Sallie, an inter
eting and light-hearted girl. After
hi de'ath his widow marrietd Gen.
Wa llace of Union.
Ot Ncholas Summer. O'Neall
wrote: "He was a yo ung man of tal
et. a lawy'er of promise: was one
of Newberry's worthies. and had he
lived would have been in the iront
rank of his profession. He was
wounded and (lied in the Seminole
war." I .studied Caesar with him and
remember he had ai clear intellect.
*just spirit and conscientious so.tl. He
was g'oid, brave an:d .ensibl'. To
-in:te :rom one of m letters. ''!n his
deth N ewherry l1' ' n o.''f her mos
-I ,.. !! pa ' .ver the c r:'e"-: .tre
thi- tim.' n the next block frot
in \aastreet. *.'.s a tw -story
rck hou.e, where i ed in the olden
tim \ut Pattie T>'rner. her dlaug~hter
Al. .rh Lorick ando two dlailghters.
\ut 'ttie wvas a m:otherly old soul.
chrrv. kid and attentive to the sick
a~d xNas one of the original mnembers
the N e\'herry Methodi5t church.
s as ne ir daughter. Mrs. L.orick.
Mrs. S. Lorick wa a graceful hand
some woman with beautiful eves ani
a loing tone that makes any voice
.- wet.Sh married V. B. Pope, a
Icrochety fellow, but a true. independ
ent man. I shall hereafter have some
anecdotes of him. 'Mr. Lorick had
two daughters. Eliza was a high
spirited girl and married Farrow of
Laurens. Harriet. like her mother,
was very graceful and a rare. sweet,
"A form mor.e iair. a face more sweet
Ne'er hath it been my lot to meet,
And her modest answer and graceful
Sh.ow her wise and good as she is
1 She married Capt. W. R. Lane, a
warm hearted. noble man.
When I think of the radiantly beau
tiful girls of the olden time (and I
have not vet named them all) I feel
young again and like repeating this
"o. would I were a boy again.
When life seemed formed of sunny
And all the heart then knew of pain
WNas swept away in courting girls."
In that olden time Newberry had
more rosy. sparkling-eyed girls to the
square acre than any spot on earth.
A rocking incident and for this time
I close. Newberry once rejoiced in
Gone Coon. Frog Level. Deadfall
ard Jolly Street. but who knew i
Hunt it up?" It was a hole-in-the
road. below Col John Hair's and pres
ided over by B. W. Nix. le was built
after the order of "Honest old Jack
Flstaff." but not so entensive Go
ing t., "Hunt it up" was like milking
a he goat. there was neither honor
nor profit in it, for whiskey was the
only commodity on tap.
Once in town I heard the boys in
terview "B. W." with stones: he
sheltered himself in the jam of the
front door of the brick hotel. and as
the volleys showered around him he
would yell out his favorite expression
"Boys. I'm Charley at the cat hole,
tnd if I live to survive, I will recipro
cate." He lived to survive-but it
to' reciprocate meant to return the
stones he failed then to do so; if it
had an esoteric meaning we failed to
know whether he reciprocated or not;
if it meant to take another drink, then
he reciprocated frequent and often.
In my next I'll take tip the court
house blqck. Good bye,
J. M. Crosson.
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