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HEARST SPEAKS AT
Journalist Says Labor Day Should
Rank With July 4.--Cheered
Norfolk, Sept. 2.-William Ran
dolph Hearst of New York, and Sam
uel Gompers, president of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, were the
principal speakers at the great labor
day celebration at Jamestown. The
weather was clear and the thousands
of people from all parts of tidewater
Virginia, together with several, thou
sands here for the opening of Grand
Aerie of .Eagles tomorrow attended.
Following the address of welcome by
President Harry Tucker of the ex
position company. Hearst was intro
dUWed and was given an ovation.
William R. Hearst delivered the
labor day address at the exposition.
In part he said: "Labor day should
r-ank with the fourth of July as a.
eharacteristic American holiday. The
tourth of July commemorates the
means by which we gained our inde
Tendence as a nation and labor day
commemorate the means by which
-we have made our nation the most
;owerful. the most progressive, and
:he mo.it prosperous of any 'in the
-.Xorld. In this country labor is uni
-versal and is universally honored and
appreciated. .I have no patience with
The prejudices which exist between
the alleged classes. when the classes
themselves really do not exist.
"There is no reason for hostility
between the employer and employe,
between the capitalist.add wage ear
ner. Capital is but th6 eulmination of
-wealth *hich emplbyes and employ
er create together. Wages are but di
visions of th6 profits. Both the em
plye,r anId the empoyee are entitled to
-their :,bare of the profits and as long
as the division is just and equitable
there i 11o oceasion for a conflict.
"If the division is not just, it al
ways can be made so by arbirtration
and tuhere is still no occasion for a
confliet.. Such a condition of class
Ihatred as has developed in Colorado
is a curse to this country. There
shuAlbe no prejudice entertained
-hy i capitalist toward the laborer
-and theje should be no prejudice by
the laborer towards capitalists. The
gr" . finiancial promoters, organizers
and exeeutives of America are wor
thy of recognition and reward. Let
them have their share of that wealth
:as long as that is the incentive which
*stimulates them to usefu- activity.
The ijehes they amass and call their
.own are spent in extravagance and
* 'pon themselves, but are put back
into new industries to'produce more1
twealth and employ more men.
"'Labo1 unions and farmers' un
iouis are valuable only t oethionwr
ions~ are valuable only to their own
members. but the honest law abid
ing' organizations of capital are valu
able, not only to their own. stock
holders, but to the whole community.
There is no greater danger to our
fornm of government. to our popular
rights and our public morals than
-the corrupt use of the great power
of corporate wealth. You hear much
today how many of San Francisco
has fallen, but you hear little of how
the powerful public service corpora
'tons tempted a wretched human be
ing with great wealth and brought
one man to ruin and disgrace.''
Sou(hern Christian 'dvocate.
During the 'civil war the blocking
'of southern ports shut out from our
people most of the luxuries of life
sugar and coffee among them. Wheat,
barley, sweet potatoes, and other
farm products were used as substitu
-tes for coffee; and sugar was substi
?iuted by sorgum molasses.
Rev. W. A. MeSwain was once ask
-ed whether he used the suger and cof
fee substitutes. ''No,'' he replied, ''I
don't drink slop.'' Considering the
difference between the genuine arti
ecle and the substitutes, his language
avas scarcely too strong..
Mr. M. was once stationed in Char
ieston, and while serving the work
-there, am epidemic of yellow fever
-isi ted the city, and he, along with
many others, was stricken down. His
must have been considered a very
-serious case, because two or more phy
sicians were in consultation; and
they decided that if salivation could
be brought about,, the patient might
recover. Accordingly he was anoint
~ed w~ 'calomel, which had the desir
- ed ehi.et, and after the lapse of some
*time, he was restored to health. He
survived both the disease and the re
The saintly Pritchard was also once
:appointed to work there when this
4readed plague made its appearance.
Mr. P. used quinine as a preventive
until the coming of frost when he
discontinued the use of the drug and
was then attacked by the fever.
Men who could remain at the post
of duty-ministering to the sick and
dying while their own lives were in
imminent peril- must have had in
them the stern stuff of which heroes
are made. Thanks to the progress of
medical science under Providence, we
look for no return of this terrible dis
ease to our seaport towns to anything
like. the appalling extent that they
once experienced. This is one of the
blessings that have come to our
Southland through the intervention
of the United States in Cuba.
Rev. M. A. MeKiben was station
ed in Newberry just prior to the war. <
I think he enjoyed the reputation of I
being wall informed in thalogy
the queen of the sciences. Moreover i
ie regard it his duty not only to t
preach. but if need be, to defend
Methodist doctrine. He had an after
noon appointment at Helena. one mile'(
from Newberry,. A minister of a
sister denomination also preached at
this village. It came to Mr. M.'s ears
that this minister had publicly made
some remarks that were a reflection
upon Methodism. At this next ap
pointment, therefore. Mr. M. made a
vigorous defense of the doctrines of
his own denomination, and withal, de
livered a broadside upon the position
of his opponent. This ended the clash
But times change and we change
with them. The theological gladia
tor. for - the most part, belongs to a
past generation. There never was
more inter,denominational courtesy
and Christian fraternity than exist
at present. Let us be thankful that
it is so. In common parlance a
Methodist minister who does circuit
work in quite often spoken of as a
circuit rider. With M., However, this
was a literary solecisn with which he
had no patience. When he did cir
cuit work he rode his horse and trav
eled the circuit.
Mr. M. had two sons, Ben and
Pickney. While handling a pistol
one day the latter accidently lodged
a bullet in his knee. The family left
Newberry about the time the war
cloud apepared above the horizon
and times, were getting feverish. I
suppose the sons soon entered the
Rewv J. W. Wightmon traveled
Newberry circuit during - the year
1861 and the year following. As I
recall his personal appearance he re
sumbeld his brother, the bishop, a
good deal. He had a large family
but as far as the writer's knowledge
extends, Sherod, of Mt. Willing, is
the only member now living in our
state. Miss Anna, as I remember,
married Mr. Griffiths, a Presbyterian
minister of Georgia. Another daugh
ter Rev. C. F. Reid. of Kentucky, long
a- veteran Methodist missionary of
Mr. W. moved to Virginia after
the war and died a member of the
Pesyterian Church. With his last
wordls he counselled his family to be I
kind to poor peop)le.
R ev. M. A. Connelly was not the
family pastor, but he sometimes visit- I
ed at my father's. Once on a visit
at night, and commenting upon the
feeding of Elijah by the ravens, he
observed that the record did not in
form us whether the flesh was raw
or cooked. Next morning he had a
long way to rade to his appintment
and seating himself in his buggy he
took his Bible in hand adding that
ie wished to consult it as he traveled.
Dr. Lovick Pierce once remarked that]
some of his best mental progeny were
I have just recewvec
Call and see them. My
And don't forget to b
,iven hii in tne saddle, traveling
'rom one appointment to another.
Lie year .L6UJ witnessed the begin
iing of Lie end of the Southern Con
'eaeracy. viesuurg was lost through
>aipable incapacity, or perfidy. Gen.
Fackson-wnat wizard son of Mars
lied of wounds. Gen. Lee did not win,
tt Gettysburg on account of the loss
>f Jackson-his righ,t arm so to
,peak-and the failure to execute
xen. Lee's orders. Rev. T. J. Ciyde
vas stationed at Newberry that year.
-ie had lost a brother in the struggle
L>r Southern indePedqce; but he
Mdeavored to sustain the hopes df
he people, reminding them that the
larkest hour of the night was just
)efore day. Mr. C. is now one of the
estors of the Conference, but he has
ever taken a vacation. and expects
o quit life with the harness on.
Revs. R. L. Harper and Morris were
,anada's contribution to South Car
>lina Methodism in 1870. They were
multured and consecrated but their
isefulness was destined to be cut
hort by premature death. They, how
ver, left impress upon the time that
hey lived. Once, when Mr. H. was
m a visit to his former home in Can
da. he wrote to one of our Church
)apers, and among other things said
.hat he was glad that his lot had been
ast among South Carolinians, be
ause, in his estimation, they were aa
When the writer was a lad he
eard his. parents say. that Newberry
vas once called the graveyard cir
,it, but ~I think for nearly or quite
k half century no effective Methodist
ninister has died in it. The dust of
Rev Angus McPherson, father-in-law
;o the late Dr. Lander, reposes at
7benezer church, two miles from
ewbrry. and Rev. J. W. Humbert
s buried at Newberry. There may be
)thers but the writer knows of the
-emains 'r no ofl i~rMe8fh2isit niin'
ster resting in Newberry soil.
If a history of Methodism in New
erry during the 'last fifty years
Vere written, it would not be quite
omlete without the mention of Mr.
lobert Moorman. Some called him
:he racehorse lkthodist, from the
fact, perhaps, .that he attended and
yarticipated iii. so many Methodist
neetings. The major part of his life
as spent nea,r the Union border of
~he county, but his later years were
>assed at the town of Newberry.
Many Mithgdis itinerants, con
:emporary with him, knew and loved
iim. The only time the writer ever
net the Rev. Jno. Finger the request
-as maae to be remembered to his
ood friend Robert M. With the,
riter Mtr. M. was purity personified.
ll class s esteetaed .limn. An irreli
ious 4 n one emeinaked that it
gould be a pity for Mr. M. to die.
A.nother .generation has come upon
:he stage since Mr. M. went away but
:he fragran.ce of his life,.remains with
nany older persons of this section.
or a time he represented1 his county
a the state senate; and I have re
eatedly heard it remarked that he
'as one of the most conscientious and
>aistaking members of that body.
rhos. M., one of his sons, was an
ilumnus of Wofford, and a promin
mnt Methodist and successful lawyer
it Newberry for a number of years.
rhos. M., Jr., is an officer in the
[Tited States army.
Newberry, S. di., Aug. 12.
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