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$40,000,000 of its stockholders'
Fund for every policy holder of th
profit from what policy holders pa
It is 40 years old. It has over
the most liberal policies of any Li:
more cash and more paid up Insur
largest dividends of any compny
Call to see us
Office over old Post Office. -
Legion-that band of cavalrymen iwh(
in all his battles, in the rushing whirl
wind of the charge, amidst the blind
ing smoke and the flashing sabres
followed the plume of Hlumptor
more valiantly than ever Frenhine
followed the helmet of Navarre. Prid
should he with those old soldiers to
day, for honring Hampton we hon
or themi, and -the honor whieb is li
will be shared by those whom Ii
lead. Together they fought for hol
and country, and fame has no greate
heritage for any than the halo ofglor;
which belonlgs to the gray' knights o
the Hampton Legion.
There are here representatives o
all that has made our State great an<
honored in the past. With these ar
such memories as can only belong f
such a people-Illemories of peace an
of war; memories of hlope aind of (eS
pair; Imlemories, alas! of defeat, bi
fadeless.memories of glory and honoi
And so, in helill' of' Solith carolina
in behalf( of all that we as a peoph
hold dea.; by our memories of tih
past tnid outr hopes for the future
by all that Hampton did for the Stat
he loved st well, Senator Marshall an
gentlemen of the conunission, I, a
governor. proudly accept this magnifi
cent bronlze statue of our great war
rior'and statesman, whose eherishe(
memory it will be the pride of Soutl
Carolina to transmit to their child
ren's children through all generation
yet to come.
And now, my countrynen, I havi
only to add words that are unneces
sary for a South Carolina audience
It is meet and proper that on thi
oceasion extended tribute should b
paid a life given inl :-erviee M-X hi
State; it is meet and proper i1141 som
of the deeds both ill peace and wa
which added lustre to the name o
Hampton, even as they added renow
to the State, Should be recounted tc
And could yonder silent bronze fi
ure speak; could tle voict of friend
- ship hheard once more, and tle spii
it so quietly in Old Trinity churelyar
inspire I]s-all of these would ask t I
'onlly one0 whoi 1had stood( sidle by sid
*with imii ini peace and in wiar, in vic
tory and( ini defea t, int sunishine amndi
shadowv, should speak to us of HlamI
ton amid of his dleeds. Wec have wit
us (one who wit h1 Himtont 01wore fth
unuiform oif gray; who rode by his sid
durinig the four long years of dleadl
struggle; wh'lo during the trying day
of h?econst ruct ion wvorked with hit
for thle redleimptioni of our State, an
who, when redemption came, sat wit
him for years in the senate of thm
United States. Of him HIamp)ton oine
saidl to a. gentleman nowv seated utpo
this plat form and a member of ti
commission: ''Butler was the cooles
You get always. the I
hibitin~g the Iargest ant
We prepare Prescrij
. Out of town orders y
Wmn. E. PcI
0 Besides Assets of th
c Mutual Life" is the 4
private fortunes is, by the State Law <
is Company. Stockholders, according
'xoo.ooo,coo of* business in force in 40
'e Company. It writes all forms of po
ance at end of premium paying peric
doing business in S-)uth Carolina
man inl danger and in a fight I ever (
I njow take pleasure in presenting
, to this great eoeourse Maj. (en. M.
C. Butler, the orator of the day.
I As said, fihe day had been dark and
a cloudy, but as (oiv. Heyward beganl
- his introduction of' Gen. Bulter, there
- were rifts of blue in the gray, and
S soon the sill broke throllgh the clouds
3 above the marble portico of the State
3 house, and the bright rays gilded the
r noble face of the warrior in bronze.
It was a fine circumstance %Ylieh
p prompted the commission to have en.
M. C. Butler to make the oration of
f the day. 'Gen. Butler was the life
I long friend of Hampton. He it was
3 who nominated him for the office of
) governor in those troublous times
I which camped with hiiiri on many a
- battlefield. iIe knew Hlanmptonl in
t peace and in war, and in tie inter
veniiz". period for who wouild call Re
conistriuction war, and yet w-ho eould
1 it peace? Carel'l attention was
paid to mne of, Car-olianl's most favor
ed sons and wheni he had completed
a his speech. men (if all stations in life,
but all men who knew Butler and re
s vere him, crowded about him to shake
- his hand and speak to him once more. I
- Garlanded With Flowers.
W1hile ie was speaking, the base of
tle monument had been decorated
with a 4-arland of autumn leaves, a pe
culiarly harimonious eombnination and
one devised evidently by fihe artist's
eye, for the tints were reflected faith
fully in the bronze above. At the
close of len. Butler's speech, Capt.
SW-agener's hattery went into action
an4 tlle roar of the eanillon hushed all
iother sounds. sevenifeen 41 gunls were
S oililed as a sallite.
S lio. 16liharid 1. Manniin"'. of Sunimter.
hen read tle beallutiful peoi by
1 James Henry Rice, Jr.. printed Ties
- day ill the HaIlimptonl supplement of
''lh State. An interestin ineident.
- not oin the prog'ramie was then
- brouht about whenl Col. Marshall in
trodneticed Mr. F". Vellin-ton uck
1 tuli. tle reator of, the Iimpton in1
I' ronze. lTChi irt ist was del'hioCCIhedl
L' by* his rpion
- At the base ofl thle statue were n'
3 erou1p ofl girils i llue, anid with Ii.hem
- a hand, brav'e in its coloirs of blue and
1 i'ed. The girils thlen san tiu'tha t ispir
3 inig and miemorab'llle tune, ' 'The Bonniie
e Bhiet Fllag, '' witIih band accomipanii
y imen t. Othler' Confederate songs werec
s sung, and theni thle Daughiteris of the
a Conf'eder'acy, -those women who have
I helped to iiake immor'tal thle Lost
Ii Cause, stre'wed1 about the gr'anite
e plinthi flow'er's. Bishop Capers prio-C
13 nouceliid the benedictioii and the exer'
.i eises were at an end,
s But Hampton sits today on his
t hor'se facinig the wvest, the b)eloved of1
>est, and we guarantee
buyl of us. We are ex
d best selected stock of
e Chocolate Sets,
pg Se ts,
mp & Brush Sets,H
>rom ptly filled,
ham &t Son,
>f California, I guaranteed Safety
to L-tw and Charter, derive no
3tates and Territories. It w.'rites
icies. It guarantees in the policy
d than any company. It~ pays
ren Agt. for South Carolina.
'ar-olinla. H1aiptonl rides again I.
Hampton Did Not Seek Office..
Gen. Hailpton did not seek the of
ive of goverlnor. of South Carolina.
'he noimination Was first suggested
y lr. Armisteal Burt of Abbeville,
)rof. Chas. P). Plham11111 of Columbia
.nd others who were insistent upon
aving" at Strainl"'hout mlovemenclt.
The m:liCinlationl wats unlsought ats
Vill appear froml tile following tele
ram dat Au:. 5th, 1876, from Gen.
ampton. (hien at Cashier's Valley, N.
., to Prof. C. 1'. Pelliam, edlitor. of
"he Register of Columbia
"My Dear Pelham: Do have the en
losed publisied at. once in The Regis
er so that it canl have general ciren
atioll before the coinvention meets.
is vmy mne has beeii preseited to the
onveition I think it will not be pro
ier for nie to attel tlie coinveltion.
sly card hieim!w hionestly myv views, I
ineerely (Irust that I will not be
Ionlmiated. Very triuly youirs,'' etc.
Livinlg out of t lie State, pursuing
li fit,e of at planiter inl Mississippi.
fen. H1am1pton was not. thought of or
-eekoned with as a factor or
>ossibility, but. for the prescience,
1kin almost to prophecy, of the late
1'of. Charles P. Pelham, who, in 18'75
vas the editor of ''The Daily Phoe
lex'' of Columbia. Life-long and in
iniate friend, it Was nlo woider that
he great heart of the noble Carolin
an could be touched by anl appeal
lich as was sent by the equally pat
-iotie and self-sacrifieing frield.
In the suinmer of 1875, Gen. Hamp
on was eljovii- a rest in Cashier's
'alley. At tha11t time many of the
iewspalpers oI' the State :Mff siole of
ter best citizels believed that a cmali
ionl lickel only coulld he elvected. IBut
t was not so. KnIowing." with accuri
icy (he state of' the public mind anti
ith full confidence in the ability
md1( teliper of tle leader (if '7t6, Prof.
welham'role to (enl. Hamp1t1on aind
Iuvinced himl-i that lie, primtius ilter
tres, was the nt to load to victrIy.
h-n. Mlampton's reply inl Imlainscrilit,
ion oft a mlemiberl of' Priof. Peclhoin's
amtOily is hi'hly prlizeCd bee'anse of its
Priof'. Pelham tfollowved up his upj
ealiis with iniginig edit or'ialis. m id
lampo fi ('1(inaIlly conisenited toi become11
Foil loin~g is a copy of his ltter to
le Columbia Rlegister', the files of
v'hic'h are in thle p)ossessioni of Th'le
['o thle Editor of The Register:'
It. was ontly a few (lays ago that T
a1w ini yourl p)aper' the letter' of t'en.
lut ler suggesting my niame us t hat oif
prlioper1 c'andidlat e forI the potsit ion of
:oivernor i of the Stite, aind thohi i I fu
y apfpreciat ig thle imort1 anid man1 i
ier of thle honoir done meii, mhy first.
mipulse wa's t.o decline the niioina
iin at ontce andh iiicionitiosnally.
Ilut lIy the adlvice' of fr'iendl., ini
thos le jud'enttlit(t Ilace s et c'l onit-i
litil stome indien tion shouildl lie giveni
is tio th po' licty that thle State wouildl
'lie recint c'all bv lit' e'xWeli ve i'oml
It thei press5 ini commlltenitill .n Wilthiis
(tetiln oft thle coiittee seemtl noiw to
>oinit uiiniistakably to thie inoiniation
af full Sta te ticket. by thle conven
ion, anid it is dun to my friends as
voell as to mylVCf ltat my ps~t ion
bould1( be fully understood.
As to the policy the State shoruldi
dopt, my judgmtenit is clear that the
onvenit ion should einteri inito nto ('Wlm
liwmise or form of1 fusion withI lhe
~adlial par'ty, buit that it should pre
ent toi the State a full ticet miadle
ip (if lier tru'e, fried andi trust ed sons
-men wvhose character's give thie best
issurance that Lheiri electicin wWouldi
riniig p)eace, prospe1)rity andc honortil to
lie St ate anid fori whlomt oil' pe''ople
ani voit e withoicut thle sacrifice ofl feel
lI tt, wh'ilec thiiis is my set tied coonvie'
icon, my fanithI ini the part itism1 (If'
ny fellow (citizenis whoic hold oppoitsite
iews is so strong that I shall c'heer
utlly acquiesce in the policy adopted
The Pacific I
Its peculiar legal organiz,ition mna
io years old, it gives tle greatest
1ost. Its noi prticipatiiii, rates ar
owing are the rotes per $l.0oo on i
W101C 20 PAYMENT
AGH LIFH. 1,1FE.
20 $14 65 $22 6o
2r 15 00 22 95
22 15 35 22 30
23 15 70 23 70
24 16 05 24 10
25 16 45 24 55
26 16 85 25 00
27 17 30 25 45
28 17 75 25 90,
29 18 25 26.40
30 18 75 2695
31 )9 25 275o
32 19 84 28 05
33 20 40 28 60
34 21 05 29 20
)y the Convention, whatever it may
b)e 1 trust that this spirit may ani
ia(e all the dele-Qates to the conven
tion and that' when that body has
;pokenl authIorititively all who hoiest
ly seek reftorml will he founlld working
.1valoulsly aid eallriestl for thie best.
interests of ohe State.
There is no hope for us bit in har
Molious counsel and united action
ind, while patriotie men may differ
honestly ats to the best policy to be
pursuled, it is the clear dity of all to
.Istailn thalt a1do)(ed hy the conven
tion. Should that body determine to
adopt what is known as the ''straight
mit policy,'' it wil) then be called on
to select our standard bearers and in
the choice of these it should be por
fetly unt rammneled, working- solely to
the availability of those chosen.
Will soon be
I-WANT TO SE
I have been In the business a I
Send me an order and let me prove it.
My prices are as lowv as good
mneet the competition of unscrupulous d
I am doing
, . My prices at
i \ Iip
Wutual Life Insuran,
kes it tha strongest Life Insurance 4
,uartees writlen in the Policies 0
e les th:m aiv other cnnp,ny doir
WHOIN 20 l'ANMENT
AGH IFpi. 'lltH.
35 21 70 29 85
36 2240 3050
37 23 15 31 20
38 23 90 31 95
39 2475 32 70
40 25 00 33 50
41 2655 3435
42 2155 35 25
43 2 6o 36 20
44 29 70 37 20
45 30 S0 38 25
46 32 15 39 35
47 3250 4050
48 34 95 41 75
49 36 50 43 10
As for myself, so far from desiring
the 1nminlation I deprecate it great
ly, for to become a candidiate at this
time would involve the highest sacri
fiee I could make for the State, and I
therefore hope that,l my friends who
have been kind enloulgh to present l my
ne will add to the obligation they
have conferred by supporting some
one of the Itmanly able and(l distinguish
ed gentlemen who have been noina
led and who will iuite the whole
State. To such ia one I pledge liy
ONI corldial and hearty support.
I recognize, however, the para
mount claim which the State has in
this supreme hour of her mortal suf
fering, whenl she is struggling not on
ly for existence but for all that makes
life worth possessing-the claim upon
every soln who loves her, and if af1t
at hand and w<
ket with the gc
Corn and C
LL YOU SOME
ong time, and am a good judge of whi
whiskey can be sold for. When it bec
calers, I'll retire.
>unsiness on the. square, and won't have
,but secure yon the lowest p)ossile rate,
e as low as you can expect to pay for re)
SAll Orciers In Pl1aIn Puc(
West Point Special Rlye. Our t.eat
sylvania R yo ............
Monodram Rye-Absolutoly puri
Victor Rye--1xceptionally good.
Private Stock Corn. (7 years old), r
Imperial Corn-Superior quality
ly (or mnedicinal uso.....
Mountain Corn-Absolutely purn
Sweet Mash Corn .........,.
These Branda are Pure
Ask for my Complete Catalog.
.,ompany in America. It is nearly
r any Insurance Comiany at less
g business in this section. The fol
WHOIE 20 PAYMENI
AGE LIF11. ,Lg,
50 38 15 44 50
51 39 90 46oo
52 41 75 47 60
63 43 75 49 30
54 45 85 51 15
55 48 1o 53 TO
56 50 50 55 20
57 53 10 57 45
58 55 85 59 85
59 58 8o 62 45
6o 61 95 65 25
61 65 30 68 z6
62 68 71 45
63 73 74 95
64 78 35 78 76
a full and mature deliberation the
true representatives of her honor, her
virtues, her intelligence and her pat
riotism think that T can best consoli
date and harmonize all the parties
who seek reform in our State affairs,
1 shall cheeerfully obey their call made
uiponm me, whatever preseit sacrifice.
I only aisk that this call shall be
111ade with unaminity and that those
making it will be fully prepared like
nyself to make any sacrifice and to
devote every energy and every, effort
to the redemption of our prostrate
While I have neither sought nor de
sired official station, I am now, as I
have ever been, ready to serve the
State iii any position to which she
might (all Ine to follow.
1 are still in the
key. Everything I sell is good and j)mre.
omnes nlecessary to offer cheap mixtures to
tour orders on any other basis. I do not
tg, by FIrIIst Ixpessq.
er--A pure old Pecnn- Quartd Fl urs Glo
...................... 1.00 3. .8
.........................7 2.7 .8
oneobetter ............ 1.003.3.0
.......................... .62.3 .0
............................3. ......... 2.00
md oood, Age and Quality govern Price.
Remit by Money Order or Registered Letter.
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