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| [Grover C
III Notable Career of a
$j?| Twice Elected President, He Decani
Mp tingulslied Private Citizen In tl
|||ij ? Not Wholly Devoid of Ht
, v Seemed Ah
By UODERTUS LOVE.
P 1 most distinguished privut
' | citizen in the world," said
JjsH eelehrateil Republican ex-sem
tor. introducing Grover C'lov*
jjj>$ land tit the dedication ceremonies c
|p the St. Louis world's full* in 11)03.
Nobody disputed the- cbaracterlzi
$ tion. Mr. Cleveland had spent two fu
terms in the White House, divided 1)
an interim of private citizenship, an
ho had survived his retirement fc
years, lie was not like an ocilinar
ex-president, who retires from on
term or from two terms served eoi
Becutlvely. This man hud suffered d<
feat after victory and had won vi<
tory after defeat. That record !
. unique in our history. It added to tin
L high distinction which inheres in an
r man who has hold the greatest eld
tlve otllee in the gift of the world
I nations. It made him Indisputably U
kg^nost distinguished private citizen i
the ex-senator mentioned ha
|HE||^Lfurthcr justification. Ever sine
^^^^^^yiresldvnt retired to the class
I'rlneetiHi his distinction h:
a as a personag
^i:i^tc,|n w'u'n it "?t;(
^^fl^^^UHm^EHKuowti as Qrovcr.
I - -
->?&??- ^*^T5o?yR'rin imp/.. >v> uu;>r ?w
could not I?o called Stove l?y the peop
!f: of the United States. Hut as tlio 01
groat national character of' his day I
became respectfully and alTectlonatel
known as Grover. Everybody was ii
? terested In knowing what Grover wi
doing at his Princeton homo. Who
Grover went fishing, everybody wantc
to know how many he caught and
thoy were cats, suckers or flounder
When Grover went duck huntln,
everybody waited eagerly to learn ho'
many be bagged.
Even the simple story of the so
preservation frog was highly dlvertiu
to the great public. This frog M
Cleveland was using for halt. He ha
not had a bite for an hour. Finally 1
happened to glance down at ids foe
and there on a rock sat little Mr. Froi
with the ho>k In his skin, enjoying ill
In the onon nir.
Counting, at any rate, from tin: tlni
when Itc; lirst bccainu president. M
Cleveland never evinced any of Hi
' personal magnetism qualities which at
calculated to make people think of hh
by his lir 't name, much less to "Tet
dyl/e" it. .Mr. Cleveland wan alwn.v
a dignified person. More than that, li
was e< .!": 11 y austere and pouderou
v Of e.^ii <> I. may have been quite otl
erwi.-.' \v!:e:i ho went Hshing. Tli
stale1.:cj t ivfer.-t to his public appea
anc.'.i. llo g.ive the Impression of In
inj? :i mount..linons mass of mind, mo'
lug >'.vly. hut surely, toward Its ult
lnaie and when he reached tli
goal iie stayed t'.;ere and went 1 tit
camp, lie did not get there hy Jmni
or jerks, hy Impulsive catching at coi
elusions, hut l>y the laborious medio
). of feeling his way and treading can
fully, thoujiirperhaps not softly, l'res
i dent Clevi v,nnd was a big thinking mi
P. operation, but so we
,t he made no unnecessai'
le took his work so seriousl
d ic so exacting that no tlm
him for the lighter side <
ven If he had had the lncllm
) & 1 ^ ^
Forceful American Who J
ie Fn His Last Years "The Most Dislie
World"?Always Dignified, but
imor?-With an Iron Courage :
Self Confidence lie
vays Prepared. 8
tion. Yet no was not always ilovoid
o of humor.
a At a White House reeeptlon somoi
how a seedy looking tramp got In lino.
j. lie was iinnioiliatt'ly boliind one l)r.
iP l.iii'kv. \vl?i> -.i iw i ? "
. IU lUl" fllAJSident.
Nohody was acquainted with
i- tl?o tramp. Hotli ho ami Mr. Cleveland
ll <eetned embarrassed for the nioinent.
y but the president rose to the occasion,
d Releasing the liaud of Dr. Lucky, In;
>r grasped that of the tramp and said cory
n? "And you, I suppose, are l)r.? I'ni
J" Messages to Congress Penned by Himself.
It is said that all the presidents tolt
gether up to Mr. Cleveland's time did
.. not leave so many state papers in their
own handwriting as did this hard j
>s worker. Mr. Cleveland insisted upon
)0 attending personally to many affairs
n which other presidents turned over to
their secretaries. Ills mind worked
(l best through his arm and his linger
, tips. Ills messages to congress lie
| wrote with his own hand, as, in fact.
all his important state papers. Thus
j nobody could charge him with being a
I President Cleveland's severe coneep'
tion of dignity was indicated by his
quarrel with Colonel Henry Watterson,
tho famous Kentucky editor. Once the
president was too busy to go to the
>d theater when young Mrs. Cleveland
10 expressed a desire to hear Clara Morm
;?;;> v? ? j\ * \>r f vs<> o k > v. J 2SSr^
le ris. Colonel Wattersnn happened to
k; lie at the White* House. The president
10 requested 111 in to escort Mrs. (."lovely
liuul, which the gallant Kentueklan
ii- was happy to do. Hetweon the acts
is Mrs. Cleveland suddenly announotd
n that she desired very much to hn\ o a
;il ehat with tlio noted actress. The eoloif
nel nrralifted for her to visit Miss Mors.
ris in the hitter's dressing room. l>eK,
lighted with her experience, Mrs. Clevew
land enthusiastically told her husband
about it as soon as the colonel took
If her home.
S The president turned to Colonel Wnti".
terson and somewhat angrily repronch(1
ed liini for permitting the lirst lady of
the land to visit an actress in her drosst.
ing room Instead of having the actress
<-a 11 at the box. lie had trusted to
the colonel's age and discretion, ho
said, to protect Mrs. Cleveland from
ie yielding to a "schoolgirl fancy" so nndignified.
10 t!rover Cleveland was the (irst Doni'e
ocratlc mayor of HulTalo and the first
11 bomocrntlc governor of New York
> since ino civil war. Then lie became
s the first and only Democrat eleeted
'e to the presidency since James Huehs
anan. who defeated John C. Fremont.
' the first Hcpuhlienn candidate, in IX."?ii.
ll! These facta enhance his distinction.
I Helped Fanny Crosby With Her Hymns.
r- From his boyhood Mr. Cleveland
1- manifested those traits of iron courage
io which may bo termed self confidence,
o so characteristic of his olllclal career,
is Young drover's llrst Job away from
l- home was a clerkship In .i school for
d (ho blind. Fanny Crosby, the noted
hymn writer, herself blind, was a
i- teacher there. Young Cleveland used
i- to assist her by taking down her
II poems in handwriting. The principal
y of the school upbraided Miss Crosby
y for utilizing (Jrover in that way. CJroic
ver heard of it.
if "Look here," he said to the blind
i- singer, "you have a perfect right to
use my services In (his way. YourT
hymns do much good lor this school. 1
You toll the principal so next time he
Miss (.'rushy boldly stood up for her
rights alter that, and the principal
meekly submitted, while the young
amanuensis continued the penmanship
practice which enabled him later along
in life to write presidential messages
Mr. Cleveland made his own way In
the world, llis father, a Presbyterian
minister, died when (Jrover was sixteen.
The boy after his brief experience
in the school foi the blind started
for Cleveland, O. It Is said that the
name of that city was its chief attraction
for him. Hut he visited an uncle
in llulTalo on his >iy west and was
induced to remain in that city. Grover's
mother when he left home gave
him 11 little Hihlc. Daniel Lament,
who was private secretary to Governor
Cleveland and later a member of President
Cleveland's cabinet, told a highly
interesting story of this Bible.
"1 first saw It." said Mr. Lament, "on
a table in Cleveland's law olliee In
HiiII'mIii Wliiiii \l>- i .1.h..1 1...,..mi..
governor tin* little Hlble was generally
to l?e seen on Hie bureau In bis bedroom
in Albany. Just before bis Inauguration
as president I l'ound the book
in bis rooms at the Arlington hotel,
Washington, and I carried it to Chief
Justice Walte, requesting liiin to use
It when be swore the new chief magistral
About *10,000 witnesses saw tJrover
Cleveland press bis mother's gift to his
lips on that memorable occasion.
Later the little lllble lay on Mr.
Cleveland's writing table in his library
at Princeton. <>n the outside cover is
inscribed in gilt letters the name "S. (J.
Cleveland," ami on the lly leaf in his
mother's handwriting are the words,
"My son, Stephen Urover Cleveland,
from his loving mot her." .
Display of Self Confidence.
The late Senator lngalls, himself a
brilliant orator, dice confessed that lie
was stricken dumb with wonderment
by Mr. Cleveland's display of sell' c:?ntider.ee
at bis tirst inauguration. With
lo.iioo people in bearing and 7o.ooo.ono
waiting to read the words he was
about to utter, this man, altogether
new to Washington ami to I lit,* national
arena, stood forth to deliver liis in
augural address offhand. IK; held in
Hie palm hi* Soft Imml :> scrap ol'
visiting card on which In- hail notwl
the merest catchwords of his address.
Tin? siyht of this serajf of card cuused
Senator lugails to say:
"Suppose his memory had failed liiiu.
Huch thing* happen to speakers skilled
hy a lifetime of experience, and why
not to Cleveland, a novice In the art?
Yet he stood there, with all the confidence
of a prophet of old, and without
manuscript spoke for an hour to 7<V
This courage, this self confidence,
characterized his entire career as president.
He seemed always prepared,
lie had loaded his gun beforehand, and
when he got ready to lire he 11 red.
During his first term he vetoed 413
hills. This unprecedented exercise of
the veto power astounded congress and
caused the people to sit up and take
notice. No adverse criticism swerved
him. Among ilie hills vetoed were L!U7
private pensions. Cleveland, who helped
to support his mother during the
war on a meager salary as assistant
prosecutor in llufi'alo, had hired a substitute
when lie was drafted into the
army. This was brought np against
111m by Indignant (iraml Army men,
but ho believed that the pension bills
he was vetoing were Improper under
the laws, ami he ignored the Insinuations.
Mr. Cleveland devoted his entire congressional
message in 1887 to the tariff.
1 le characterized the then existing
tariff laws as "vicious, Inequitable and
illogical." 1 i Is boh! stand for a reduction
of duties contributed largely to
ills defeat for re-election the next year,
though he received a majority of. the
It was in his second term that Mr.
Cleveland's policy or principle of
standing pat with his own convictions
split his party wide open and made
him millions of political enemies, lie
was unalterably in favor of the gold
standard. In the summer of 181X1 he
called a special session of congress to
repeal the Sherman act requiring tlio
government to make large purchases
of sliver bullion. Succeeding chapters
in tlie monetary struggle aro of such
recent history that it is unnecessary
to mention them.
Perhaps the one act of President
Cleveland which aroused the doonosf
Indignation In some quarters and
evoked (lie highest commendation from
other quarters was (Ik? sending of federal
troops to Chicago during 1!j<> great
railroad strike of isjil "to present >1 ?struetlon
of Culled Slates malls"
against tin- protest of Covernor Altgeld
<if Iill. ois, who held that his state;
forces were adequate to cope with 11 so
Made IIim a National Hero.
Ilis vigorous assertion of the Monroe
doctrine in the Venezuelan boundary
case, even to the extent of inviting
war with (Jrcat Uritain, swept away
partisan prejudices for the time and
made President Cleveland a national
"A public otllee is a public trust," in
seven words, is Mr. Cleveland's noblest
Time softens even political asperities.
It is yet too early for unbiased
history to be written around tin; Cleveland
administrations, but one may
venture the prediction that, when the
scroll of history Is made np, on the list
of the greater American presidents
will be the name of < J rover Cleveland,
"the most di-li.'i'-uished private citizen
in the world" for many years toward
the end of the nineteenth and at
the beginning of the twentieth century.
j NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
J Notice is hereby given Iluit L will
make linal settlement as Administrator
??i" the Kstale ol' Hen Herd, deceased.
in the olliec oJ' the Judge of
l'robate for Newberry County, South
Carolina, on the 7th day ol' July, 1J)08,
at II oYloek a. in., ami will immediately
thereafter make application
for a .listdinrge as said Administrator.
All persons holding claims against
said estate will present them, duly attested,
to my attorney, Kugeno S.
Blease, Newberry, S. I'., on or before
said date; and all parties indebted to
said estate will likewise make payment.
LKWIS 11 Kim.
Qualified Administ rat or.
! Clcinson Agricultural College Exam-1
The examination for the award of
scholarships in Clciuson Agricultural
college will hi' hold in (ho county
court house on Friday, .July ,'lrd, at.
0 a. in. Applicants must fill out proper
forms t<> lie secured from tlio
t 'ounI \ SitperiuI eiideut <>l' Kd ileal ion,
before tliey will lie allowed to stand
the examinations. For detailed in-1
formation apply to the supci intendenl
of education or to the president
of ('Icmsoit college.
Applicants for admission to the
college, who are not seekiinr for the
scholarships, will also stand entrance
examinations at tlie court
house July ,'lrd.
The scholarships are worth $100
and free tuition.
The next session of ihe college
iipens Sc| i|. !). 1 OOS.
For catalogues and information up- |
; ply to P. II. Mell, * 1
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
As executor of last will :md testament
of (ieo. A. Lanuford, deceased,
ll will make filial settlement on the
je-lale <>1 >.iid deceased in I lit* ('ourt
jof I'rohale for NVwherry county. on
: ? i..i.- ~ iiiilu ... ii i i
i ?mi\ i. linrn, III II OCIIM'K
i ilie forenoon, and immediately
thereafter apply for lellers dismissory,
as executor of said est ale. All
| person-; lioMinu claims airainsl said
I estate will present tliem ?luly at tested
on or 1m fore that <late ami all persons
indebted to saiil estate will make
W. S. Lnnpjford, Kxeeulor.
j ] taw-4t.
Tito nmlersi'LMiod will furnish a
tirst class barbecue at Ml. Bethel
academy, in No. 1? township. .Inly 121.)
| campaign day.
S. ,1. Cromer.
Wo will furnish a lir.-t class harliei
cue at Mount l'h-a>anf, Campaign
J Day. Wednesday. July 122.
il. S. Graham.
M. J. Smith.
The undersigned trustees of Lonir
(Lane school will receive ;i|iplications
i for teac her of said school for next
M. A. Ucnwick,
T. II. Jlr.?<-k.
S. A. Uiksinl.
! Scholarship ancl. Entrance Examination
j Tho examination for the award of
vacant Scholarships in Winthrop colle?*e
and for the admission of new students
will he held at the County Court
House on Friday, duly 3, at 0 a. m.
Applicants must he not less than fifteen
years of ai*i\ When Scholarships
are vacant after duly '? thoy will
ho awarded to those making the. highest
average at this examination, provided
they meet I he conditions <rov
erninir Iho award. Applicants for
Scholarship should write t<> President
Johnson before tlie examination for
Scholarship cxamination l?lanks.
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The next fission will
open September 10, 100S. For further
information an.f catalogue, address
I're-. I). I'.. .Johnson. Rook Hill, S. (.'.
Death Was On Ilis Heels.
fosse I'. Morris of Shippers, Ya..
had a close call in the spring of 1000.
lie says: "An attack of pneumonia
left me so weak and with such a fearful
eon.I'll that mv friends declared
consumption had me, and death was
| on my heels. Then I was persuaded
In try Dr. King's New Discovery. Il
i helped me immediately, and after
| taking two and a half hollies I wa <
:a well man airain. I found out that
I Xew Discovery is Ihe host remedy
. for f-o'i'/hs find lung di-ea-e in all
i t'le world." Sold under guarantor
at W. F.. IVlham and Son~>s drug
jStore. ">0c and $1.00. Trial bottle
( free. ,
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