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SOUTHERN CROSS FOR NEGRO.
Presented by Women of the South to
All Who Saw Active Service
in the War.
Kansas City Star.
Visitors to the Tennessee Camp at
the Confederate reunions in the past
few years will remember at the Mem
phis. Tenn, uniformed company's
headquarters an old negro in gray
uniform who stood faithful and jeal
-ous guard over everything pertaining
to the men of that company. H1e
wore the uniform, cap and badge of
Company A: Confederate Veterans.
Visitors going to the reunion, which is
to be held in Nashville in the< sum
mer, will-see him again as affable, as
efficient, as respectful, as young as
ever. gray uniform, cap, badge and
all. but this time he will wear in ad
dition to these the Confederate Cross
oi Honor, which the women of the
South have made for all Confederates
who saw actual service in the stir
ring days of 1861-65. This is the first
time in the history of the Southern
camps that this honor has been ac
corded a negro. and thd fact that
-there are a hundred or so white men
ready to endorse his application is
proof snfficient of his worthiness.
The gray-haired negro is Prerton
Roberts, of Collierville. Tenn.. some
times camp servant and cook in the
,command of the Confederate cavalry
leader, Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest,
and at present when on military duty,
regiiment servant for the ist Tenves
see regiment. Confederate Veterans.
When the Crosses of Honor were first
bes,owed oti the Veterans of Memphis
"Uncle Press" felt somewhat slighted
W-id forlorn, for he. served through
four years, going out with his yotng
master when the first call for soldiers
to defend the South was made. He
pondered the matter over, and when
eighteen additional crosses were
.awarded by the Daughters of the Con
-federacy. the night of Lee's Birthday
anniversary, on January 1% he a .ked
permission to apply for onZ of then.
Permission was not only readily giv
-en. but the men present who knew
-"'Uncle Press" immediately v!u.-iteer
ed to furnish the endorserient which
,is necessary before any veteran is
:qualified to receive one. The applica
tion has been forwarded. and when
the next presentation ol c:---ses is
made the Rebet negro will stand in
lite with the men by whcse side he
-se:vud and receive hi.; br".-:c medal.
"Uncle Press" is a typteal anLe-5el
lum negro. He was born 6 odd
years ago. near Colliersville, about
-twenty miles from Memphis. aid was
body scrvant to his master. S. 11.
W-hen the call for soldiers came in
186i "Uncle Press" enlisted with his
young master. F. T. Scott. in Capt.
Ed. Porter's complany. which was
rai:'ed in Somerville. and which was
part 'f Gen. Vani Dorn's comimand.
He jollowed the fortunes of this comn
m nand until the gallant Van Dorn w~as
killed at the battle of Spring Hill,
about twvo years later. Then he fol
lowed his master into Gen. Forrest's
-command. Here he was not a regu
.Iarly enlisted soldier, but, to use his
'owni expression, he was "one of the
most imnportan'test men in the army,.
having under his control 75 negro
cooks. withi money and authority to
buy whatev'er was needed for his mess.
and also authority to "raise" the ra
tions any'way, whether they could be
bought or not.
Editor Hemnphill and His Headline
- We knew it was bound. to come, and
as Kiser said in 'he last of his O0fice
Boy's Sonnets. "the blow has fell." It
was ievitable that there must arise
a difference between Elder Hemp
h ill. w.~ho is responsible for the long
editorials in The Charle,ton Ne's
:and C..trier. an;d the gentle'man wvho
w rite, the nice little editorials .)ver
heprt dispa.tchecs-who doe'n't
com:ine him''elf to a -tatem'ient ofthe
fact, , uolk>w but airs.I' his pinion
upoin thenm before the reader gets. to
thIen!. A di1ptch..l came fromt W\ash
ingto'. The .r.t-page gentleman. ac
corl:' to his cu:stomn. expressed his
opno.in writing a head on nt. and
Pi:Ier Hemphtill repudiates those
views5 on the fourth page of next
morming's paper. He and the tele
graph editor ought to get together.
Unless they do. embarrassmer.t is like'
ly to follow at any time from both of
hem w-riting editorial.
BRYAN AND WATTERSON.
They Hate Each Other Like Poison,
-But in One Opinion they Heart
Week before last Col. Bryan made
a speech at Frankfort. Ky., and said
in the beginNing. "I am at a loss for
a subject. but I take *Money and
Morals,' the topic used by a Kentucky
editor. who has neither" Col. Watter
son was in New Orleans when he
read this, and said to a reporter who
asked him for en expression upon it
"If 'Mr. Bryan prefers coming to
Kentucky to make a speech abusing
me, to attending his sister's funeral,
I have no defence to make, I leave
his followers to consider the insensi
bility of his conduct." It is difficult
to determine which of these two
speeches was the mure brutal. Allow
ances. however. have to be made for
the language of gentlemen who hate
each other as ctrdially as Messrs.
Brvan and Watterson do when they
speak the one or the other. They
agree upon nothing except that the
head of Dr. Stephen G. Cleveland
ought to be chopped off with a meat
A Doctor Ahead of Time.
The favorie pastime of the "black
and-white" artist. responsible for so
n,any sketches, is to read o9 some
deadly disease, preferably a new one,
go to bed imagine that he has it, lie
awake all night, seek his doctor in
the morning and get assurance that
he is in perfect health and then go
back cheerfully to work. says the
Saturday Evening Post.
One morning not long ago he turn
ed up at the doctor just as the man
of medicine was getting into his car
"I'm in a hurry." sallied the doctor,
and can't stop to see you, but it's all
right-you haven't got it.
"Haven't got what?" demanded the
"Whatever you think you've got.
Not a sympton of it. Good-bye," and
he drove away.
"Well, now'" said Levering, turning
to a lamp post. as the only witness of
the scene, "that's the time he's mis
taken. I know I've got it-ten dol
lars in my pocket to pay his last bill;
but if he's sure I haven't I'll try, to
get iq line 1with his diagnosis," and
he went around to his club and sat in
a little game of draw, which came out
as he expected.
Hanna's Only Fad.
Mr. Hanna was .almost without
fads. says the Kansas City Times. A
woman ot his acquaintance had the
following conversation with him re
"What do you do for amusement?
Do yo have a yacht on the lakes?"
saidl th.: woman.
"No: don't care for it." he replied.
"Do you go in for horses racing?"
"N": don't care for that."
"D). vou like fast horses for div'
"Do you collect rare books?"
"Do yoti wrap yourself in in fine
paintings and sculpttures?"
"Rare plaints or orchids?"
"Yes. I like it.'
"Only for the service they can ren
Well, what is your weakness.
People." he replied. "I like to
take them into my home. I have a
tine place nive miles out and I like to
make new acquaintances. I like to
etrtain well-knowvn men and women
thre aind kect'acquainted with them."
I Pt;fect ConfiLence.
Where, there 'used to be a feeling of
uneasiness and .worry in the household
when a child showed symptoms of
croup. there is -now perfect confidence.
This is owing to the uniform suce_ess of
Chamberlai.'s. Cough Remedy in the;
treatment of that disease. Mrs. M. I.
Basford, of Poolesville, Md., in speak
ing of her experience in the use of that
remedy says: "I have a world of con
fidence in 'Chamberlain's Cough Rem
ed for I have used it with perfect sue
cess. Mv child Garland is subject to
severe a~ttacks of croup and it always
gives him prompt relief." For sale by~
Smith Drug Co., Newberry, and Pros
peitDu o ., Prospertty.
A Narrow Escape.
The daughter of Noah E. Taylor, of
the lower section of theLcounty was
saved from a terrible death on Tues
day morning only by the extraordi
nary presence of mind of her cousin.
a young girl about the same age. Mr.
Noah E. Taylor's daughter. who is
about eleven years of age. spent Mon
day night at the home of her uncle
Mr. Drayton Taylor. On Tuesday
morning she was standing before the
Rre when her clothes caught fire.
Her cousin quickly wrapped a piece
of oilcloth around her, almost im
mediately extinguishing the fire. but
nly after it had burned every bit of
the young girl's clothing. Th..
ierself was not badly hurt.
Russia and Japan.
A little girl wrote the following for
rhe Herald and News. Japan has her
-nd now between Japan and Russia
A battle is at its height
But U. S. favors Japan
For she is in the right.
3o ight for your own. Japan.
And do not hesitate:
For if you need any help.
Whv. here is out State.
kll that you have to do
Is to call on Uncle Sam.
Xnd if he does not help you
He is a sorry white man.
kthough your nation is small
It is very brave.
But if the Russians beat you
Corea you .can not save.
Mr. John H. Cullom, Editor of the
aarland, Texas. News, has written a
etter of congratulations to the manu
acturers of Chamberlain's Cough Rem
.dy as follows: "Sixteen years ago
Pben our first child was ebaby he was
;ubject to croupy spells and we would
xe very uneasy about him. We began
ising Chamberlain's Cough Remedy in
887, and finding it such a reliable rem
Ady for colds and croup, we have never
)een without it in the house since that
,ime. We have five children and have
iven it to all of them with goodresults.
Sne good feature of this remedy is that
t is not disagreeable to take and our
babies really like it. Another is that
.t is not dangerous, and there is no risk
xrom giving an overdose. I congratu
ate you upon the success of your rem
dy." For sale by Smith Drug Co.,
;ewberry, Prosperity Drug Co., Pros
VE MILES FROM WHITMIRES,
918 Acres of good cotton land, on
Enoree River, good pasture land. May
e boight cheap and on easy terms.
Apply to E. H. AULL,
Newberry, S. C.
Here is the place for
Everybody wanting the
Right kind of cigars
And finest stationery.
Ladies and gentlemen.
Dont you forget it.
A fresh supply of
New goods in these lines
Down to the lowest mark.
Now is the time that
Each one of you
Who wants to buy
Some of these things.
Ought to come.
For they are going
Fast and give satisfaction.
It is a settled fact.
ome and see for yourself.
E. H. Aul!,
Miss Lenore Broaddus will take
pleaser.: in waiting on customers
- TRADE MARKs
Anyone sending a sket ch and descri t. )n may
quickly asera ou tp : ah ree wether an
rictly confidential- HANDBOOK on Patents
aen taen thot h .luu o receive
special notice, without charge. In the
A bandsomiely illustrated weekly. Laergest cir
ear our nzonths ,1 5~ bynl newsdeler
M~~&C 6troadway. NwYr
HAIR & HAVIRD
Just to rush the season. They Will Price Them Right, in early Spring
One lot India Linen, %orth 6y4c. at 4Yc. per yard.
" 12%2C. "9C. ""
16c. " 12C
P. K's " ioc, "8c. " "
White Dimity 122C. " 9c.
" 15c. 12c.
Checked Nainsooks worth 62c. at 4c. per yard.
" oc. " 7Yc. per yard.
C12% 49C " 4
" " Corded Madris, 36-in., worth 12% at 9c. per yard.
' " " " 15c. It " oc. "
" " Light Percales, worth ioc. at 8c. per yard.
'' ".Best Ginghams, 9c. ""
" "Ginghams. worth 8,Vc. at 6c. per yard.
Calicoes, light and dark, 34c. " "
.acUies lT4eO36.'Wvear anci 'EiabcPus.
WE ALWAYS SHOW YOU THE-LATEST NOVELTIES.. ASK TO
SEE THE PRETTY ORIENTAL C OLLARS AT 24c and 49 cents each.
No. 6o Taffeta Ribbons alwa ys ........ .oc per yard.
SHOES AND ODD PANTS.
Every pair of Shoes and Odd Pants, Priced Right.
Remember We Will Be Prepared t o Sell You Your Spring Millinery at
THE RIGIH T PRICE.
HAIR & HAVIRD,
The Right Price Store.
Anger and Worry
Are The Most
Known to Man,
While they are in possession
of the mind, both mental and
physical growth are suspended.
These distressing conditions, if
caused by trouble with. your
Laundry work can easily be
remedied by having your wash
ing done by
NeberynS C.tro.A inug,Nwer.SC
Pad tohl dersadetsmeti pesdcutmr
Savng wa:depart-Do frhi oue
e bsince or- a ai toc n he er
Dar Sir dog'se anod taing: he knost
~rgaiind. 196.what he wants-buys 30 gallons, and
has 10 left.
He sees right-off that 20 Devoe is as
Capial - - $50000much as 30 of an.ything else. He likes
Surpus - 19500that; it comesqumek; it is a surprise;
PaidStokholersment is a pleased customer.
sinc orgniztion21,00 harig years roll round. There isn'
a sgntht ishoseneeds pit; h
Pai Deosiorsindon't t t. Next year he do'paint
it. it. comes slow; i s a surprise;
but he has got used to it. Still the best
mentsinc or-advertisement is a pleased customer.
ganization - - $9,200YorF'Dv&C,
52 New York.
.P. S. (The Newberry Hardware Co.,)
A man working by the day' is paidSllorpit
for the time he puts in at work, but
when that man saves a dollar for his
day's labor it works for hiw nights, I. 0. 0. F.
a well as days; never lays off on ac-)
count of bad weather and never gets PULASKI LODGE NO. 20..
sick, but goes right on earning him -IIEET EGRY FRiDAY NIGHT
an income. It's a nice thing td work: aV t - 30) o'lockc a: their ball at the .1
for m:i:ny, but it's inneb nicer to Graceu setooi buildir.e. Visitors cor
have mowney working for you. Try dially invited.J..SIT.NG
i'-open a savings account wih u .O St.ewart. .J:-.. Secretar
and get some money working for you.
Make a deposit in the Mavings de - - -
partment to day and let it begin toEbetPacTrs
work for yon. Interest computed at Barred Pymuh Trcks
4 per cent Janunary 1 and July 1 of ared Rperymo Racs.
-c yer Eggs for hatching a spee.ity. All
-ingniries promptly answered. Write
WIANTED AT THE NEWBERRY for Circulars.
'VSteam Laundry one hundred
young men's washing. We will make GEO. F. MONTGOMER Y,
it to your interest to call and see us or Marietta, Ga
phone 116. L. B. Aull.