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OUR COUNTRY AND OUR STATE.
Address Made by Hon. E. M. Sea
brook at the One Hundred and
Banquet of Fellowship
Society, March 13.
In responding to the toast "Our
Country and Our State,'' at the 144th
-anniversAry banquet; of. the. Charles
loFellowhrhip societyJeld-of the Sof
W>es fi 0; o the eve4hing ofiMarch
13, ithe Hon. E. M. Seabi-ook spoke
Mr. President and Gentlemen - of
the Fellowsh'i -~ociety: In respond
Iig to the sentiment which your com
mittee has dbie me the honor to as
ign me I confess to a feeling of diffi
Jence fii approaching a subject so
vast in its proportions. as lirditless in
It is A subject. Mr. President. cal
eulated to fax the eloquence of the
orator. to fire the enthusiasm of the
patriot and to touch a responsive
chord in the bf'ast of every loyal son
of South Caillina.
The pages'6f history -ield no more
instructive and inspiring example of
i natural development and achievement
than is recorded in the annals of our
In our pioneer days we have a pie
ture of danger and hardship and suf
fering endured with' the stern forti
tude of the Puritan or the gay in
difference. of th' Cavalier, now crush
ing the native savage, now subdiing
We see the :settler steadily,, inexor
ably advancin tle lanner of progress
and civilization' into new territoriez
and over broader domains. We next
see these people engaging in a con
test for the preservation- of their
Without military traininz. without
arms or equipment, purely for a mat
ter of principle, they entered upon a
struggle with the most powerful naval
and military power in Europe.
I have always regarded this action
of the American colonies as the fin
est example of national heroism since
the deathle.s deeds of Grecian prow
Victorious in their struggle for in
depenf4ence,, we see them lay .asi.de
the instruments -and insignia of war.
Wegsee them leaving the bivou'ac and
the battle& field to inaugurate that
greater and mnore triumphant cam
j$aign of" expansion and developtifent
-a campaigni which has earned for
us the proud distinction of standing
in the very forefront of the most en
* lightened and progressive ndtions of
In arts, in literature and in science
the equal of most; in arms and in
statesmanship the pbeer of any; and in
those great and useful inventions
which ameliorate the condition of the
human race and give a fresh impetus
to the onwar'd march of modern civil
ization we stand the .superior of all.
In aiding the progress and shaping
the destinies of our. country South
Carolina has rendered valuable and
distinguished service. In the darkest
days .of the great struggle for inde
pende2nce, Moultrie, Marion, Sumter
and others oT her sons held the banner
of liberty aloft with a deathless cour
age and a matchless skill on the many
battlefields that bathe her soil with
the heroic blood of her martyred pa
And in that!4ahst greatest struggle,
when--'the n1 -of our now reunited
country faced- each other on a hun
dred battlefields; the sons of South
Carolina-the chivalrous Hampton,
the immpersonation of superb daring
and tireless devotion; Butler,. the bril
liant, aggressive and indomitable
leader; and others like them have
covered her name with an imperish
Tunigto the peaceful paths of
ltrture, 'we find the ardent Timrod,
who drew his inspiration from the
purest sources and clothed it in the
choicest garb of poetic diction; and
Hayne, who' swept the lyric lyre with
magic fingers; and Simms, who with
equal skill painted his canvasses in
*the dark and lurid hues of war, or
embellished them with the warmer
tones of love, tenderness and pathos.
In the forum and the council chain
er we have Rutledge and Pickney,
*the compatriots and friends of Wash
ington; Calhoun, brilliant and lumi
nous in statement, profound and in
vincible in argument. rapid and un
erring in conclusion; and the illus
trious Hayne, whose resplendent ge
nius and matchless eloquence com
pelled the applause of a listening
And today the voice of South Caro
lina is heard in the: councils of the
nation, and her influence is impress
*ed upon its policies, from the senate
chamber at Washington.
Gentlemen, the star of South Caro
ina is still in the ascendant. Its
kindly and propitious rays illuminate
and adorn the Southern horizon. Let
I us shield it from every storm which
would dim its radiance or mar its s1
Let us guar(I and watch its course
:!til it reacbes the full splendor of
its zenith. and then its glittering ef
fulgence. ever* burning- with inteiser
warmth and. lustre, shall irradiate and
revivify the lives and destinies of our
people, and it shall forever hold a
proud position in the brilliant Con
stellation of American common
Washington In Columbia.
Through the courtesy of the con
Iressional library. I have recently
had. the opportunity of seeing and
reading Benson J.. Lossing s rare edi
tion of Washington 's "Diary." The
journal of his southern tour extends
from Mar 21.st' to June i2. 1791iIn
the course of this trip he a m(e)1plifhi
ed. a jouiney of more than. seventeen
hundred mles from his seat on the
Potomac i 66 days with the. .sme
teams of horses, eight days less than
the time allotted in the itinierarv.
The entire tour ~was singularly unin
terrupted by sickftess. bad weather,.or
accidents pf any kind.
"In this tour," writes I Washing
ton, ."'I was accompanied, by Maj.
Jackson. My equippage and attend-.
ance consisted of a' chariot and four
horses, drove in hand-a light bag
gage wagon and two horses-four
saddle yhorses, besides. a .led one for
myself. and five, to wit:.My valet de
cham;bre, two footmen, coachmaj,aud
postilion.'' How different from the
imperial splendor. of the progresses
made by recent presidents!
The father of his country reached
Columbia on Sunday.. May 22nd, and
remained here until Wednesday, the
25th. The -entries for those three
days will be of interest to all Co
.lumbians. no doubt, and I therefpre.
'transcribe them, preservinz the quaint
capitalization of .the original:
"Sunday. 22d.-Rode about 21
miles to breakfast. and passing
through t-he village of Granby, just
below the first falls in the Congaree
(which was passed in a flat bottomed
boat at a rope ferry), I lodged at Co
lunbia, the newly adopted Seat of
the Government. of South Carolina
about '3 miles from it, on the No. side1
of the -River, and 27 from my -break
."The whole Road .from Augusta to
Golumbia 'is. a pine barren of the
worst 'sort, being hilly as well as poor.
-This circumstance added to the dis
tance, lengtl of the stages, want of
water and heat of the day. foundered
one of my horses very badly..
"Beyond Granby 4 miles I wvas met
by sevl. Gentlemen of that place &
Wynsborough; and on the banks of
the River on the No. side by a num
ber of others, who escorted me to
"Monday, 23d.-Dined at a pub
lic dinner in the State house with a
number of Gentleinien & Ladies of the
Town of Columbia, & Country round
about to the amt. of more .than 150,
of which 50 or 60 were of the latter.
"Tuesday, 24th.-The condition of
my foundered horse obliged me to re
main at this place, contrary to my in
tentions, this day also.
" Columbia is laid out upon a
large scale; but, in my opinion, had
better been placed on the River be
low the falls.-It is now an uncleared
wood, with very few houses in it,
and those all wooden over-The State
House (which is also of wood),''is a
large and commodious building, but
unfinished-The Town is on dry, but
canot be called high, ground and
though surrounded by Piney & Sandy
land is, itself, good.-The State
House is near 'two miles from the
River, at the confluence of the Broad
River & Saluda.-From Granby the
River is navigable for Craft which
will, when the River is a little swell
ed, carry 3,000 bushels of Grain
when at its usual height less, and al2
was some.-The River from hence to
the Wateree below 'which it takes the
name of the Santee is very crooked; it
being, according to the computed
distance, near 400 miles-Columbia
from Charleston is 130 miles.''
Such was the appearance of our
city and its impression on George
Washington one hundred and fifteen
G. A. Wauchope.
South Carolina college.
:Pigeon's Long Flight.
Wings battered and tail feathers
partly gone, too plainly telling the
story of captivity from which it had
escaped, a pigeon which was one of
the contestants in the 400 mile race
from Memphis to Louisville, has
reached its loft in the yard of the
home of Charles Wirth, nearly two
'late. The bird flew into its
loft as if glad to g'et hack homne, but
it showed that it had not had a pleas
an jo ur'ney fro(m Memphis.
It is -mpoe that the nigeon was
trapped by some one when it was
blown out of its course by the storm
thw bnis are kmown to have en
('teK!. red. lillIll'2h li is flot }os1
tivelv nxv!. it i eaivl.v Sup)osed
that thle Lird. after bein,111 held in cap
tivity for several days. was released,
the capturers:tiinking the bird would
stay. As soon as it was turned loose
the bir(d t,,i,k up its interrupted flight
to Loui.ville and hime.-Louisville
The case against Rev. C.' W. Creigh
ton, who -was before the last confer
enee cn charges preferred by the pre
sidin- elders. will c over to the next
enfereuce for trial.
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Boardat Cost. Write Quid
GEORGIA-ALABAMA BUSIESS COLLEGE Macon Ga
Maki ngSeventeen I
and While it Lasts to
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Best half Pat. $4
Best Meal 75C. I
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'long.'save monev and buy frors u
Our immense stock of spring go
ties and fancy goods and stnges, 4
ing novelties in millinery.' Come:
right thing in prices, style, qualit~
ply . cannot beat us, we. don't ma
you up'on balance, people gett
ind looking out more for No. i.
Forty years experience counts so
don't you forget it,
Of the condition of the Excha
the close of business March 3
mity with in act of the Genera
Loans and Discounts .. $137022 7]
Furniture and Fixtures ..3324 12
Due from Banks ........6223 11
Over drafts .... .......111 62
Cash and Cash Items .. .. 15501 16
Personaly appeared before me M. LI
who swears that the above statementi
Sworn to before me this the 2nd day
Edw. R. Hipp,
C. J. Puree,
Geo. B. Cromer.
Of the condition of The Comr
at the Close of business, Marc
Notes Discounted .. .....$377487 64
Furniture & Fixtures.. .. 3051 9i
Due from Banks ........51531 7(
Overdrafts *.... ..... 2807 42
Cash and Cash Items .. .. 13934 15
State of South Carolina,}
County of Newberryai
IJ.Y. McFall, Cashier of theab
statement is true to the best of my kn<
Sworn to b
Z F. Wright,
Jno. M. Kinard,
W. H. HuLt.
I am now opening up a nice
stock ot gocds in the store
room foffnerly occupied by E.
M. Evans & Co.. on Main St.,
oppos tg f ~ourt 5use- Am
ly come in and inspeet my
stock before making their pur
My stock consists of rDry
Goods, - Groceries; etc. Call
in,to see. Will be delighted to
make you close prices on every
thing-and satisfadtion guaran
W.- R. REID'
Prepared to furnish every
thingi n the way of.supplies.
lundred Barrels of that
FLOUR Just Received
)0 Every bbl.
wi,ched off by argument, come right
ds arriving embracing all the novel
ter Mrs. Mosele.jn .the North select
id see us,* we are prepared to do the
~,&c., for an all round bill you:sim
e a cut price on one thing and burn
g educated and opening their eyes
ome and see us and be-convinced.
tething, we will treat you right and
TY, S. C.
ge Bank~ ofNewberry, S. C., at
st, 1906. Pu~blished in comf or
Capital Stoprk.........$50000 00
Profits less expense .. .. 4713 14
Bill payble81693 39
Bill paabl .. . . ..10000 00
Re Discounts .. .........15776 34
Spearman Cashier of the above Bank,
scorrect to the best of his knowledge and
M L Spearman, Cashier.
of April, 1906.
J. C. Wilson, J P. N. C.
nercial Bank of Newberry, S. C.
3 1st, 1906.
Capital Stock .... ....$50000 00
Profits less, all exp. paid ... 42645 72
Du~ Banks .... ........4339 89
Dividends Unpaid'.... ....707 00(
Re Discounts .... .....70000 00
Individual Deposits .. .. 281120 20
ye named Bank, swear that the above
gwledge and belief.
J. Y. McFall,
efore me this 2nd day of April, 1906.
H. T. Renwick,
N. P. of S. C.