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GEN. CARWILE DEAD.
Commander of South Carolina Divis.
ion of the U. C. V.-Was a
Very Gallant Soldier.
Edgefield, Dec. 17.-Gen. Thoma
W. Carwile, major general command
ing the South Carolina division ol
United Confederate veterans, died
suddenly at noon today at his home
here. Although not confined to his
bed or even to his house, his healtb
had been extremely precarious fox
several months, during which h-e had
been the victim of a very severe stom
The deceased had fought through
out the war with devoted valor and
patriotism and reached the rank of
major in the Confederate service. His
interest in Confederate history, re
cords, reminiscences and celebra
tions was always great and unselfish.
He was 65 years of age. In young
manhood he married Miss Mary Eliza
MeClintock, who, with five sons and
one daughter, survives him. There are:
Mrs. Robert A. Marsh and Messrs.
Julian, Walter, Thomas, Joseph and
Baldwin Carwile. He also leaves one
brother and four sisters. He will be
buried on Saturday morning from
Trinity Episcopal church, of which
he was junior warden and of which
he was a very active and generons
member and zealous communicant.
The body will be followed to his
grave by a body of Confederate veter
ans, the local chapter Daughters of
the Confederacy and the entire sor
rowing community. The noble old
Confederate hero is gone. The up
right, honest, active ,patriotic citizen,
is numbered with .Edgefield's most
Thos. W. Carwile was about 65
years of age and a gallant Confeder
ate soldier. He enlisted in the Four
teenth South Carolina regiment, un
der the command of Col. Jas. Jones,
and afterwards the gallant W. D.
Simpson, who was later a member of
the Confederate congress and chief
justice of the State.
It was at the battle of Fraser's
farm that Gen. Carwile made his re
cord for gallantry and advanced in
one day from private to captain. The
order eame for the Thirteenth, Four
terenth and Twelfth South Carolina
regiments to carry the breastworks,
behind which the Union soldiers
were. strongly entrenched. Gen. Mc
Gowan wanted some one to carry the
colors. "The man who carries these
colors must lead the way and must
stop at nothing. The troops will fol
low," said tre general. To carry the
flag in that hail of bullets meant al
m'ost certain death.
Thos. W. Carwile, then a beardless
youth, stepped forward and grasped
the flag. A headlong charge was
made with Carwile in the lead and the
breastworks were taken and the bat
tle won. The next day the young
man was made a captain for "con
spicuous gallantry." He was placed
in charge of a company from Darling
ton and served through the war, al
ways at the head' of his troops and
winning praise from his superiors
and the respect and admiration of
* his men.
After the war he returned to this
* State and took up the work, along
with hundreds of others, in upbuild
*ing the State and in redeeming it
from the rule of the Radicals. Re
was on1e of* the first to assist in or
ganizing the United Confederate
Veterans and his work as head of
that o-ganization is too famiiliar to
* the people of the State to need recall
ing After th4 death of Gen. Wade
lampton, who was the head of ine
.Army of Northern Virgi.. '4. Gei: C.
Irvine Walker was madi t he head of
that survivors* organiiza'i . At the
next meeting o1 tkic United Confed
erate Veterans, 8;t Carolina divis
ion, Gen. Carwile was elected to~ sue
ceed Gen. Walker as the genraal
commanding the. Palmetto division
-and has remained as its chief e a
since. His wise counsel, his deve
tion to the cause and to all of the
members made him a conspicuous fig
ure and his death will be universally
mourned in this and other Southrer;'
On hearing of the death yesterday
Gov. Ansel sent a telegram of sym
pathy to Mrs. Carwile and the family.
Gov. Ansel and Gen. Carwile were
warm personal friends and when the
news of the death of Gen. Carwile
was received, the governor was pro
The following message of condol
ence was sent by Camp Hampton:
Mrs. T. W. Carwile.
Edgefield, S. C.
Camp Hampton, having known
Gen. Carwile so well and pleasantly,
extends to you heartfelt sorrow in
beraarment which is not yours alone.
D. R. F~lenniken.
Tn ommeran life Gen. Carwile
was for uany ari s a itrveling rep
resentative of the Virginia-Carolina
Chemical company. At the time of
his death he was with Swift & Co.
He had been in very delicate health
during the summer, but had improv
ed to the extent that on the 7th of
December he set out upon a round of
visits to his customers. The news of
his death yesterday was a great shock
to -his friends in Columbia. In com
mercial life he was always regarded
as a man of'the highest integrity.
AUGUSTA RECEIVS TAFT.
Judge Taft Arrives There for His
Winter Vacation-Cheering Cit
izens Crowd to Greet Him.
Augusta, Ga., Dec. 18.-President
elect William H. Taft arrived here
this morning at 10.30. The big
train shed was crowded with people,
who cheered lustily as the form of
Mr. Taft appeared on the car plat
form. An official welcome was ex
tended him by a large committee
headed by President L. C. Haine of
the local chamber of commerce.
Mrs. Taft also was cheered by the
crowd, which surged around the
party on its way through the station
to the waiting automobile of Mr. and
The Thomas home is near 'the Bon
Air hotel, three miles out of the city,
and the Terrett cottage is adjacent to
As the automobile moved away, a
company of Georgia's mounted mili
tia fell in behind as an escort of hon
Mr. Taft acknowledged the demon
st'rations both at the station and as
he was driven through the city by
raising his hat and making a plenti
ful distribution of the "Taft smile."
The trip from New York, which
was began yesterday morning early
and interrupted at Washington for
luncheon and a conference at the
White House, ended with no further
Judge W. F. Eve, who has returned
here from Washington, made the an
nouneement that President Roosevelt
had promised him he would visit Au
gusta during the stay of Mr. Taft.
The arrival of the Taft family in
Augusta today, with the exception of
Miss Helen, who is to reach here lat
er, caused no small amount of joyous
excitement and demonstration on the
part of the residents of the city. The
reception accorded the president-elect
was ample in expressing the feeling
of cordial Southern hospitality. Mr.
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Terret cottage. :Judge Taft lost no
time in getting out to the golf course,
and pronounced it much to his lik
ing, although he said he would have
to get familiar with the sand greens,
which were a little difficult after his
play on grass.
Visit to Panama.
In discussing his forthcoming visit
to Panama tonight, Mr. Taft made it
plain that it was his purpose to keep
himself posted throughout his ad
ainistration regarding the engineer
ing features of the work on the is
thmus as well as the administrative 4
features. It is his intention now to ]
visit the isthmus each year of his
term and to take with him for their
report eminent civil engineers who a
are not connected with the work.
There is some danger, he believes,
that until this close independent sup- i
ervision is made regarding the phy
sical feature, grave mistakes might
be made. The problem that will have i
greatest consideration during the p
forthcoming trip relates to the engin
eering features of the. Gatun dam. !
There has been expert criticism as to
the quality of the foundation which
can be found for the structure, and -
it is Mr. Taft's intention to obtain
the information from the most relia- C
ble sources available.
An invitation came to Mr. Taft
from Pres. Philip Worlin of the New
Orleans Progressive union to have !
him return from Panama at that
. "The people of New Orleans," the
invitation read, "cordially request
and respectfully urge you to return
from Panama via this port. We are
deeply concerned in the success of
the administration and the canal
project and wish to assure you of ou
earnest belief in the wisdom of those
Savannah has come forward with a
bid for Mr. Taft, and he will be visit
ed shortly by a delegation from that
city, asking him to attend a Yale re
union to be held there later. . There
are no indications as to whether MT.
Taft will accept. His Atlanta visit,
which has been promised, has not yet
been definitely arranged as to time.
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Beginning December 5th and
isting for 15 days, we will
ate a sacrifice sale by giving
5 PER CENT. DISCOUNT
n all Clothing, Shoes and
lats, and special low prices
n all Dry Goods, Notions
nd Underwear. This sale
; made for the purpose of clos
ig up the business of the
S. S. BIRGE CO.
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iust be sold. Don't wait, but
ril S..Bre o
The County Board of Commission
3 for Newberry county will receive
pplications for the appointment of
superintendent of the county poor
use and farm for the year 1909, the
tine to be filed with the undersigned
o 'clock in the forenoon of De
~mer 5th next. The board reserves
e right to reject all applications.
H. C. Holloway,
Nov. 16, 1908.
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