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FAMOUS SOUTHERN ORATOR.
John Temple Graves' Eulogy on
Henry W. Grady.
L. L. Knight in Sunny South.
With the single exception of Mr.
Grady's celebrated speech before the
New England society. of New York,
it is doubtful if any production or
southern oratory within the past two
decades has surpassed in purity of
diction or rythmic grace ot sentiment
the eulogy- on M\r. Grady delivered
by Colonel John. Temple Graves. in
Atlanta in 1889. Even in co;d type.
the eulogy retains much of the elec
tric spell which captivated the im
mense audience which heard it. Such
an ovation as -Mr. Graves received on
this occasion seldom falls to the lot
of men. Said he:
I am one of the tliousaids who
loved him and I stand with the mil
lions who lament his death. I loved
him in the prnnise of his glowing
youth when across my boyish vision
he walked with winning grace from
easy effort to sticcess. I loved him
.in the flush of splendid manhoooa
when a nation hung upon his words:
and now with the dross of human
friendship smitten in my soul I love
him best of all as he lies otit yonder
underneath December skies with face
as tranquil and with smilc as sweet
as victor ever wore.
In this sweet and solemn hour all
the rare and radiant adjectives that:
blossomed in the shining pathway or
his pen seem to have come to.
lay ,themselves in loving tribute at
their master's feet: but rich as the
music which they bring, the cadences
of all our eulogy.
"Sigh for the touch of the vanished
And the sound of the voice that is
And here today in this hall glor-,
ified by the echoes of his eloquence,
standing to answer the impulse of my'
heart to the roll call of his friends
and stricken with an emptiness of
words, I know that when the finger
of God touched his eyelids into sleep
there gathered a silence ~on the only
lips that could weave the sun-bright;
stroy of his days or mete sufficient eu
logy to the incomparable richness ofi
his life. . . No pen has plowed such
noble furrow in his country's fallow
fields since the wrist. of Horace
Greely rested. No eloquence has
rivaled his since - Sargeant Prentiss
faded from the earth; no age -of the
republic has witnessed such marve
lous conjunction of a magic pen with
the velvet splendor of a mellow tongue,
and th-ough the warlike rival
of these wondrous forces never
rose within his life. it is writ of all!
his living that the noble fires of his
genius were kindled in his bovhooa
from the gleam that died upon his
father's swvord. . . . All the forces
of our statesmanship have not pre
vailed for urdon like the speeches ('a
this bright, magnetic man. ~His elo-'
quence was the medium through;
which ,ections wvere learning to see~
'tach other clearer and to love each
other better. He was melting bitter
ness in the warmth of his patriotic
fervor.' sections were being linkee in
the logic of his liquid sentences and
when he died he was literally loving
a nation into peace.
Fit and dranmatic climax to his
glorious mission that he should have
lived to carry the south's last message~
to the center of the nation's culture
and then with the gracious answer to
his transcendent service locked in hie
loyal heart, come back to die among
the people he had served! Fitter still
that as he walked in the final triumph
through the streets of his beloved
city he should have caught upon his
kingly brow~ that wvreath of southern
roses-richer jewels than Victoria
wears-plucked by the hands of
Georgia men and flung abaout him
with a tenderness which crowned
him for his burial-that in, the im
speakeble fragrance of Georgia's full
and sweet aproval he mnight "wrap
the drapery of his couch about himi
and lie dowvn to pleasant (dreams!"
If I should seek to touch the core
of all his greatness. I would lay my
hand upon his heart. . . . Oh, bri-Id
liant and incomparable Grady! We
lay for a season thy preciouts dust
beneath the s' il that bore and cher
ished thee. but: we tding hack against
all '::r brightenued '.kies the thought -
less -:.ech that calls thee dead. God
reign:s :n<i his puirpose !iv es: and ::1
here, the seeds sown in thy incarnate
eloquence will sprinkle patriots
thrutigh the years to come and per-:
petuate thy living in a race of nob?ei
men! I have seen the light
that gleamed at midnight from the
headlight oi some great engine rush
ing onward through the darkness.,
heedless of opposition. fearless of;4
danger: and I :hought it was granc.
I have seen the light come from ,ver
the eastern hills in .-ory. diriving the
Lazv darkness like mist before a
sen-born -ale. till ieaf and tree aia
bad" ass -parkled n the myriad
!i"Imnd- of the mnrining ray: ani!
it wa! ,rand. I have ;ee.,
telh that Ieaped at midn1ght
acro-s the strsetsy -hicerling
Over chaotic eiuds. mid hwlng
N tilfl el-wd :md darknes. and the
hbadw hamedl eartlh t'ashId into
nid-4ay splendor: and I knew it was
-rand. Ilut the gravdest thing. next
o the radiance that fows from the
\lmighty throne is the light ,f a
-toble and beautiful life wrapping
tself in benediction around the des
-iniei of men and- 6nding its home
Mn the blessed bosom of everlasting
DIVORCE IN JAPAN.
Nearly One Marriage Out of Four a
Failure in the Husband's
New York Sun.
In a recent :ssue of a Japanese
-tatistical pamphlet in Japanese ana;4
French reveals some curious facts
if a social character.
According to this report there
were in Japan in the year 1889
97.428 marriagec. The age or mar
riage seems to be nearer that com-:1
inonly prevailing in Europe and
America than most persons suppose.
Of men only 'ive married under the
age tf 13, and only to under the age
oi 16. Nearly 5,400 married between
he ages of 16 and S. The number
of marriages increased rapidly up to
the ages of 40 tO 49, though a few
more than 26.ooo. After that age !
fewer and fewer men married ana
less than a thousand married between
the a'ges of 4 to 49. though a few i
men married in extreme old age.
In the case of girls there were only
fifty-eight marriages under the age
f 14 and the age at which the great
est number of marriages was reported
was between 2o and 21. Only about
goo women were reported as marry
ing between the ages of 4o and 41,
but perhaps Japanese women are
prone, like their Western sisters. to
cease having birthdays after they I
pass 30. There were few marriages t
of very old women, up to and beyona 1
he age of 8o. The civil state of the
woman marrying is significant.
Mlore than 247.ooo of the whole tm
er are report-ed maidens, and nearly
~.6o0 are widowvs. while nearly 33.500
vere divorced women. Astonishing C
re the divorce statistics of Japan.i
n this report it is shown that with
ewer than 3oo,ooc mariages reportea!
n the year. there were more thanI
6.ooo divorces. The proportion of
ivorces to marriage was about t to
~The fact is that Japanese civili
ation is most conspicously weak in
the matter of the status of wvomen. q
Divorce is easy.
In fact the seven causes laid down a
by Confucius are allowved. One or1
hese permits a man to dlivorce his
wife for talking too much. Among (
the lower classes divorce is extremely r
frequent. It is less so among the
pper classes, mainly .because con
ubinage is common. The divorcea
wife patiently endures her lot. ana
leaves the house of her lord with a
lessing for him upon her lips. It is 1
rare thing for a woman in Japan to
seek divorce. th6ugh husbands fre
qently give sufficient cause. The
fact that the care of the children.
ould fall upon the wvife should she e
btain a divorce is sufficient deterrent (
o the mothers who are poor. and the
ondition of extreme subjection sui
cred by nearly all Japanese womnenf
robably (deters wealthy wie from
Railroad Superintendent-Yes I
have decided to open a bureau of in
ormation for the accommodIation or
passengers who wish to knowv about
trains. ar.d I am looking for a good
man to run t.
A\ppl cantt-Well. sir. I htave heent ai
tcet a~en1t for a good manyv year-.;
Superi ten den't- --Then vou win ft
do. I want a man whlo is accustomed
to givin minormamion.
Dress Goods, Silks, Trimming.
you have ever bough
Ito make thisstore t
people of Newberry<
they can come and a
iof New Clean Mei-ch
Iconsistent with quali
Wedo n6t cheapen
DRESS GOODS! DRESS GOO]
Everything That is New in Di
Goods and Siiks-We Have I
o niece! Col1red Dress Go'
w rib 40 centS. our price 25 ceniS.
20o piece., Black Goods. Voi
Etamines. Serges. Moiair- and Al
tross. worth 75 cents. our price
100 pieces finer Black Goods. wc
Si.oo. our price 89 cents.
5 pieces 36 inch Black Taffeta
worth $i.oo, our price 89 cents.
5 pieces 36 inch Black Taffeta S
worth $1.25 our price 97 cents.
25 pieces 28 inch China Silk,
shades, worth 75 cents, our price
oo Silk Waist Patterns-"No 1
alike-io4 styles at actual cost.
About ;.ooo yards Colored La%
and Dimities Worth to cents,
price 5 cents.
About 3,500 yards Colored Lax
Dimities and Swisses, worth 15 ce1
our price io cents.
About 2,000 yards Cotton Vo
and Suitings. worth 15 cents and
cents. our price 12 1-2 cents.
About 5o pieces Silk Mulls-pl
and fancy-"Champagne" and
shades. worth 25 cents, our price
and 20 cents.
200 pieces fine India Linens, wo
T5 cents, onr price Io cents.
200 pieces fine India Linens, wo
2o cents, our price 121-2 cents.
100 pieces fine India Linens, wo
10 cents, our price 61-4 cents.
ioo pieces fine India Linens, wo
25 cents, our price i5 cents.
2.000 yards Short Lengths, 4o ii
White Lawn for 5 cents.
2.500 yards A. F. C. Ginghai
worth to cents, our price 8 1-2 ceni
2,000 yards 36 inch Percales, wo
to cents, our price 8 1-3 cents.
Two cases Shirting Prints, wo
6 1-4 cents, our price 4 r-2 cents.
Five bales good Sea Island, wo
6 1-4 cents, our price 5 cents.
Five bales good Checked Homsp
worth 6 1-2 cents our price 5 cents
3.000 yds Androscbggin Bleachi
worth 1o cents, our price 8 1-3 cer
T5 pieces Cannon Cloth, wo
r2 1-2 cents. our price 9 cents.
go pieces Heavy Double and Twi
edl Cotton-ades. worth 20 cents.<
price 12 1-2 cents.
500o yards White Pique. worth
cents. our price 5 cents.
2oo Suits. it Men. Nohby and N<
Iworth $18.00. our price $12.50.
15o Suits for Men. Noby and N<
worth Sig.oo. our price $10.00.
100 Suits for Men. Nobby and N<
worth Stoloo, our price $7.50.
100 Suits for Men. Nobby and N<
worth $7.50. our brice $5.00.
ioo Men's two-piece Sutits. Flanr
worth $7.50. our price $5.00.
too Men's two-piece- Suits. Flanr
worth $ro.0o, our price $7.50.
r50 Boy's i wo-piece Suits, wo
$1.5o, our price $S.co.
+-We hearby ann(
* candidate for mor
+ ourselves to satisf
+ MAYES' D
* We believe in
Scholarship & Entrance
The Examination for the award of
7acant scholarships in Winthrop Col
ege and for the admission of new
'tudents will be held at the County
ourt House on Friday, July 8th, at
) A. M Applicants must not be less
:han fifteen years of age. When schol
irships are vacated after July 8, they
will be awarded to those making the
iighest average at this examination.
Scholarships are worth $100 and free
;uition. The next session will open
september 21, 1904. For further in
:ormation and catalogue address
Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hili, S. C.
A S EASONABLE
U GGC 'E STIO0N
Soda watei is always- in season'.
Whetber taken hot or cold it is a
vholesome be- erage. unless ren
fered deleterious to health by be
ng loaded with impure artificial
lavorings and poor syrups.
Cold Soda drawn from
Our Sanitary fountain
Lacks nothing that could be
Desired by the most
Sensitive palats. We use
' Only pure juices made
Direct from fresh fruits
And can give any flavor.
Our "Cold Soda" is
[HE PROSPERITY DRUG COq
Prosperity, S. C.
C. H. CANNON,
a4ear C., N. & L. Depot.
F the children haven't
ately ! !
- Is it not
to have it done
They have no voice
in the matter !
hidhood is short !
,ifelike portraits of
ie little tots are
ke good investments
as time goes on !! !
Vhen you get old anid the
bildren get old, the
ictures will be'
lite Photo Studio
~hinges! Shingles! Shingles!
200,000 Shingles just
-eceived; FOR SALE
3HEAP, also Lumber
md Laths,j Rough or
Houses Built on short
1tice. SHOP WORK
~uch as Mantles, Doors
mnd Window Frames
m specialty. Repairing
>f all kind.
Shop in front of jail.
Newberry, S. C.
For Sale by
C. H. CANNON.
Ilbe for May
i, Notions Etc., Clothing, Shoes; Hats,
tat this seasoa. We want
he trading place for the
:ity and County and where
!way find a good stock
andise at Lowest Prices
our goods to lower the
)S! 5i a l y' u r! :- wot
ess a e-:': . .u:r pr:ce *: : .
t: : oy' Knee Pan:-. wc.rt*
>ds. ::Z cents. m),:r pr:ce 50 c:ns.
200 ilirs of Mcn's Odd Pant.. any
les. ize for $1.oc. $1.25. $.50. $2.00. $3.00.
ba- and S4.oo. Any pair worth doubie
rth - ...
HATS! HATS! HATS! HATS!
;ilk All kinds of Hats of the latest and
best Styles-Stiff. Soft and Straws
ilk, from 25 cents to $3.00.
HOSIERY! HOSIERY! HOSIERY!
all Best Dyes and Brands that are
ioc' Manufactured. to sell for 10, 121-2,
wo 15. 25 and 50 cents a pair.
oo Doz. Cotton Towels. worth
vns io cents. our price 5 cents.
-ur too dozen large Cotton Huck Tow
els. worth 15 cents, our price 10 cent!.
ns, o dozen Linen Huck Towels.
its, worth 15 cents, our price to cents.
,o dozen large Damask Towels.
Hem-Stitched or Knotted Fringe
20 ior 25 cents.
ain-, The biggest line of RibbonS. Em
ai >ndre. Lace,-. Handerchiefs,
all Gloves. Corsets, Umbrellas and Para
15 . ols. Trun*:s and Valisess that is showr
ron Bolts all Si'k Taffeta Ribbon.
all shades, worth 15 cents. our price
rth 1o cents.
oo Bolts Taffeta and Liberty Satin
rth Ribbon, all shades, worth 25 cents,
our price 15 and 2o cents.
rth 5,ooo yards, all widths, embroderies,
worth up to 25 cents a yard, our price
ich io cents,
5,ooo yds all width of Embroider
ns, ies, worth. up to 10 cents a yara,
S. our price 5 cents.
rth SHOES AND SLIPPERS.
25 cases Ladies' Shoes and Slip
rth pers, worth $i.oo per pair, going at
rth 75 cents.
25 cases Ladies' Shoes and Slip
pers. worth $1.25 per pair, going at
un $1.oo per pair.
25 cases Ladies' Shoes and Slip
'g, pers, worth 1.75 per pair. going at
ts. $i.25 per pair.
rth 25 cases Ladies' Shoes and Slip
pers,'worth $2.00 per pair. go;ng at
stIS.5o per pair.
"'25 cases Ladies' Shoes and Slip
pers. worth $2.50 per pair. going at
10$2.00 per pair.
25 cases L adies' Shoes and' Slip
pers. worth $3.50 per pair. going at
S2.50 per pair.
~w., 25 cases Children's Oxfords ana
.S.da!<. going at go rc1!. -5.'onts.
w, and $r.oo per pair.
Abou;t too cases of Men's Oxford
~w. and Shoes, latest styles. and toes in
all the serviceable and stylish leath
w. ers. Patent Vici Kid. Velours ana
Calf. and Patent Colts, all guaranteea
el. to give good wear at $1.50. $2.0o.
$2.50, $3.0o. $3.50. $4.oo. The same
el. shoes are sold at other stores for 1-3
-h ra5 Roy's tw'o-piece Suits. all wenii.
worth $2.oo. our price, $1.50
yunce ourselves as a.
e business and pledge,+
y all customers.