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MRS. JOHN C. CALHOUN.
The Wife of South Carolina's Distin
guished Senator During Days of
Edward A. Trescott in Sunday State.
In recent years much has been said,
written and printed. about the life.,
public and private, of John C. Cal
houn. yet but very little, if anything,
has appeared in print about his wife.
Of her the public know but little,
which may have been due to her na
ture and temperament, or to the ov
ershadowing prominence of her dis
om'r ime a-o the writer, while at
Pendleton, where Mrs. Calhoun was
well known and for a .ime lived, gath
ered the following information:
Mrs. John C. Calhoun was Miss
Floride Calhoun, daughter of a Mr.
Calhoun of Abbeville, and a Miss
Bonneau of Charleston. Finding that
it was somewhat difficult to raise their
children in the low-country of the
state because of the elimate, the fam
ily moved to the up-country, where
they bought a place known as "tCold
Springs'' and -lying between the pres
ent Clemson Agricultural college and
Calhoun Station, on the main line of
the Southern railway. There they re
mained -until they moved to "Fort
Hill," which originally had been
known as "Clergy Hall" and had
been acquired by John C. 'Calhoun
through his marriage with Miss
Floride Calhoun, his cousin. It cor.
tained about 900 acres of fertile up
land and lowland on the waters of
Seneca river. The house, facing
north,..but overlooking a beautiful
rolling country with the Blue Ridge
mountains beyond, was of colonial de
sign; large. two stories hig* and in
the shipe of an L, with great white
pillars in front. To the baek and left,
in the cool shade of some trees, stood
(and still stands) Mr. Calhoun's li
brary. Still further back and on the
very brow of the hill, can be seen
what is left of an old fort, noted in
the prolonged Indian wars.
At this place the family lived (wit
the exception of the time spent in
Washingtcn) until Mr. Calhoun's
death. Shortly after that event,
"Fort Hill" passed into the hands of
others, and Mrs. Calhoun moved to
Pendleton, an attractive village
about four miles south and at the
time a county seat, also the sunmmfel
home of many wealthy and cultured
people from Charleston, Beaufort and
other parts of the low country, or sea
coast, of the sta,te. Mrs. Calhoun's
place was known as "Mi Casa" and
from the house loooking, north, the
view was a very picturesque one. It
was there that Mrs. Calhoun remain
eg until, on the 25th day of July,
1866, she died. Her funeral, like, her
life, was simple and unostentations.
Mrs. Calhoun was barely of med
iu.m height, but her whole figure and
bearing was indicative of health, en
ergy and endurance. A distinct bru
nette; eyas brown, usual expression,
earnest and kindly. Features smnall
and well shaped; mouth .neither large
noor small firm yet mobile; hair like
her eyes-dark-usually worn combed
back of the ears and coiled low on the
neck, governed of course by the pre
vailing style of the day. An heiress
and only daughter she was, however
devoted to her home life. "Fort Hill'
was a model plantation. She took
personal interest in the vegetable
garden, grapery and orchard. Gener
ous and bountiful by nature, her ser
vants were well trained, well fed anc
Fond of children, they realized tha
the understood them and they lovec
her. Recognizing and admiring thi
gaatness of her husband, she was
devoted wife. Well educated, shi
possessed unusual opportunities be
cause of the wealth, social and politi
cal position of her family. Not onl:
of a warm and sympathetic nature
she was a magnetic. An accomplisb
ed musician. she never loss her tast
for it, playing frequently, on th
piano up to her last illness.
Mrs. Calhoun always accompanie
her husband to Washington while con
gress was in session. unless forced t
remain at Fort Hill in consequenc
of her health or that of her children
she was an anxious and watchfi.
mother. While in Washington sh
did not entertain lavishly or ostents
tously, but dispensed a generous ho
pitality in keeping with her husband
position. At the time of her hu
band's death (in Washington) s~
was ill at Fort Hill. and her cond
tion was such that she was not on
unable to accompany her husband
remains to Charleston, but unable1
attend thi interment.
As before stated, Mrs. Calhoun r
mained but a very short time at Fo
Hill after her hsuband's death. S'
moved to Pendleton, .where, duri
the many trying days, months e
ear of the Civil war, she mao t
t the refugcees oi* t ) low country I
her characteristie.4-a mingling of the
qualities of heart, mind and soul that
constitute the perfect womanhood.
Not only a devoted wife, a sincere,
affectionate friend and neighbor, she
was a devout member of the Protest
ant Episcopal chire!. Iideed, it was
mainly due to the efforts of Mrs.
John C. Calhoun that St. Paul's Epis
copal church at Pendleton was, in the
early 20's, built. The altar clothes,
which she presenited at the time, are
still in existence. The name of the
church and the date on same, are in
her handwriting. Her pew was the
third upon entering.
To the back of the church, aged in
years and within whose soil rests thei
(ist of many noted in the social, re
ligious and political history of the
state. Mrs. Calhoun was buried. The i
writer visited the spot in the spring
of 1906, and found, too the southeast
-about midway between the corner of
the church and its eastern fence, the
grave. The tomb is flat, protected on
the sides and top by marble. It stood TE
within the shadow of some cedars,
weather stained and with vines trail
ing over it. At the time of the inter
ment, there were in the plot the graves
of her sons and one daughter. Mrs.
Calhoun's grave is between that of Lo
her brother, James Edward, and her OV
daughter, Martha Cornelia.
Since the writer's first visit, the Ca
vines and brushes have been cut
away and the marble cleaned. The in
scription reads as follows:
To the memory of Ca
MRS. FLORIDE CALHOUN
Relict oof D
J. 0. OALODN
Born February 15th, 1792 Ca
Died July 25th, 1866 Du
"We must through mueh tribulation Bil
enter the kingdom of God." In
Agents wanted at once, previous JN
experience is not essential, territory
is going fast, write soon if you wish
to make money faster than you ever
did before. Whit today. Address J.
F. Clark, Conway, Ark.
Notice is hereby given that the
books of registration for the Town of
Newberry, S. C., are now open, and
the undersigned as Supervisor of
Regitration for the said town will
keep said books open every day from
9 a. m., until 5 p. in., (Sunday ex
e epted) including the 1st day of Du
Eug. S. Werts,
Supervisor of Registration.
Marc ella Sembrich
Are you going to Columbia on
the 16th to hear Mmne. Sembrich
sing-it will undoubtedly be a treat
well worth the eight or ten dollars.
that it wilIl cost you.
When you return from Columbia
stop by Newberry's Victor Store
and hear Sembrich sing FREE-,
the VICTOR does it.
Yes, come--just shut your eyes
and enjoy again that velvet smooth
and luscious voice; just shut your
eyes.aind see again that wonderful
woman who has surpassed perhaps
every artist of this generation in
her absolute mastery of technical
Sembrich, Melba, Caruso, Eames.
Patti and the other greait artists
sing orrly for the VICTOR..
We have all size Victors in stock,
$1.oo to $10o.00. Ask about our
monthly payment plan.
8 ~SLT ER'S
Atand Variety Store,s
Newberry, S. C.
Store Your Cotton?
Get the Tlop Notch Prices!
eCheap Money, an
We pay Insuran ce, p
sNo Risk. 41
~THE STANDARD WAREHOUSE C
columbia, S. C. ""
D.C. HEYWARD. President. T
-CHAS T. LIPSCOMB, Sedretary.
Our Receipts Gilt Edge. --
Cosult Warehouseman, Standard
W'!arehouse, Newberry, S. C. Ith
ROXA NA TI 7E FOLKS -
MISS KATE ATSON IN "THE HOOSIER GIRL.Y'
OPERA HOUSE, OCTOBER 19.
[E COMMERCIAL BANK OF NEWBERRY, S. C.
inder call of State Bank Examiner at close of busines
eptember 17, 1907.
ans and discounts - - - ' $406,831 1
erdrafts - - - - - - 5,653 0
rntiure and fixtures - - - 3,116 9
h and sight exchange - - - - 42,172 3
pital Stock - - - - - - $ 50,000 0
Adivided profits (less expenses paid) - 49,484 8
Aidends (unpaid) - - - - - 1,030 0
shier's checks - - - - - - 103 8
.e Banks - - - - 858 3
lspayable 20,000 0
ividual deposits - - - - - 336,296-4
[0. M. KINARD, Pres. 0. B. MAYER, Vice-Pre
J. Y. McFALL. 'Cashier
4 Per Cent.
Interest Paid in our Savings Department.
of Newberry County,
Store Your Cotton
At Unheard.of Prices.
THE FARMERS WAREHOUSE CdM
PANY, of Greenwood, S. C., wishes to
announce to the Farmers of this and ad
joining Counties that they will.store
your cotton, insure it and grade it, all
for 10c. per month per bale, the fraction
of a month to count as a month.. Our
Warehouse is new and Up-to-Date in all
respects and has a capacity of 6,000 bales.
Ship Us Your Cotton.
You Will Save Money.
FARMERS WAREBDUSE CO,
-W. J. MOORE, Pres. S. C. ST A L II F. 14
R AGENTS A SUCCESS. Once in a great while there is
IiRftllflman so good natured that he is ev
IE DID WUfRLU nice to his wife's relatives.
AND TS WYS"NOTICE OF SALE Or PERSONi
M JENINGS BRYAN .As I have sold my farm land a
intend to quit farming, I will sell
Imperial Octavo Pages. 251 Su the highest bidder for cash on i
b Engravings from ,photographs 5th dlay of November, 1907., at:
:en by Col. Bryan. late residence the following perso:
ecounts his trip arouind the world Iproperty to wit:
:1 his visits to all nations. Great- 5 head of good mules.
book of trave! over written. Most 2hui.
:-e essful book of .this generation. 1crae
000 called for in 4 months.. Write3hadoctle
for sample reports of first 100 . os
sts employed. The people buy it2waos
zerly. The ageont's harvest. Isto lcsihtos
Outfit FREE-Send fifty cents to 1sto aetrtos
er cost of mailing and handling.Al fmfainipeets
30 uhel of con.
lB THOMPSOPUBLISHII CO eLt of houcsh tol s. kthe
All o my frmin A.mplems
says knowLowhenfheohaesald itndProtperity
en he shuts up. ;2taw-td.
Statement of the condition
Newberry, S. C., Sept. 1
call of State Bank Exami
Bills receivable....... $219,605 64
Overdrafts........... 5,18o 75
Cash on hand and due
from other Banks.....$ 1o,193 92
Watch us grow. We pay 4 per c
ment compounded Semi-annually.
J. D. DAVENPORT, GEo. B. C
W. B. WALLAC
6 Paid Up Capital -
8 Surplus and Individual
3 Stockholders' LiabilitiE
6 For protection of depo
H. C. MOSELEY, President.
3 W. W. WHEELER, Cashier.
Better a conservative inter
o return when wanted, than a hig
about the principal.
0 A National Bank is a safe De
8 makes it so. Likewise our Bo
8 of prudent conservative managi
3 G. W. Bowers.
J. A. C. Kibler.
3 R. L. Luther.
M. A. Carlisle.
349 J. H. Hunter.
We allow 4 per cent. P(
Department, interest I
Capital $50,000 - -
No' Matter How Small,
will give it careful ati
applies to the men and
The First Cougi
* Even though not severe, has a
*tive membranes of the throa
"Coughs then come easy all wvi
4 slightest cold. Cure the first
*set up an ipiflamation in the de
*lungs. The bes' remedy i
SYRUP. It at once gets rigi
Smoves the cause. It is free fi
* a child as for an adult. 25 ce
* MAYES' DE
d PREPARE FOR'
For it will surely come, ar
d stances that will prove a g
hfamily. If you will take c:
y soon make dollars
cloudy days of the fu1
we'll help you put a
dark cloud at the rate
on all your rainy day
FOUR PER CENT. 01
Dr. Geo. Y: Hunter, Pres'1
J. F. Browne, Cashier.
of The Exchange Bank of
7th, 1907, in response to
Capital stock........ $50,000 00
Surplus........... 6,460 74
Cashier's Checks...... 269 84
Dividends unpaid...... 87 50
Bills payable.......... 75,000 00
ent. interest in our Savings Depart
ROMER, - L. SPEARMAN,
F, Asst. Cashier.
ty, S. C.
- - -$25.000 00
Profits $6,000 00
S . $25,000 00
M. A. CARLISLE, Vice-President'
GEo. JOHNSToNE, Attorney.
st on your deposit with its safe
h rate and a feeling of doubt
posit. Government supervision
ard of Directors is a guarantee
W. P. Pugh.
Jno. B. Fellers.
W. A. Moseley.
H. C. Moseley.
r annum in our Savings
No Matter How Large,
ention. Thiis message
the women alike.
J. E. NORWOOD,
of the Season,
tendency to irritate the sensi
tand delicate bronchial tubes.
.nter, every time you take the
cough before it has a chance to *
Jicate capillary air tubes of the
3 QUICK RELI[EF COUGH
it at the seat of trouble and re
-om Morphine and is as safe for*
EHE RAINY DAY,
d may catch you in circum
reat hardship to yourself and
are of the pennies they will
which will brighten the
:ure. Begin to-day and
silver lining behi,d each'
of FOUR PER CENT.
-ity, . C.
c. Dr. J. S. Wheeler, V. Pres.
. A. Cannts, Asst. Cashr.