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tribtion of national favor accordingi
to merit, regardless of party bent or I
bias, and over and above due recogni
tion that all parties and sections
have constitutional right., and over
and above all else--the pa.triotic love
and devotion o th.e people are the I
impregiable fortresses of a nation's
To avid the wrongs and secure the
rights mcntioned in this brief review, t
were amonz the things for which the I
Confederate soldier enlisted, fought, I
bled and died! On these principles
he stands today and courts the crit- I
icisms of present and future ages. i
We are not here to heap unmerited I
eulogy upon the deeds of our coun- i
tryren, nor would we add an unmer
ited star to the galaxy of his fame. I
But we do challenge the slightest
aspersion east upon his honor, and
xesent every assa-alt made upon his
The position of vanquished army
and people is one of submission to the
will of the victor, hence the chivalry
of vanquished soldier, and the pat
riotism of conquered statesman, must t
"bide their time'" for the verdict of
impartial justice. If not now, futurp
generations must and will aerord t
the Confederate soldier a p.ot
ism equal to that of the Spartan who
died at Thermopyloe. I
The Confederate soldier has never
asked for public recognition as ma-:h.
The historian may even refuse to t
chronicle his deeds in the annals of t
-his country: the orator may never
speak of his fame from the forum;
but neither the neglect of the histor
ian, nor the silence of the orator
shall bury his deeds in a forgotten
His chivalry at home, and his hero
ism on the battlefield have rendered
his deeds immortal, and the names of
Jackson, and Johnston, and Hampton i
and Lee are familiar to all the bab- t
bling nations of earth.
The principles for which the Con- t
federate soldier fought are now in- It
corporated into the constitution of all I
the sovereign States of our own reun
ited country, from Maine to the Rio c
Therefore the :heroism of the Con- I
federate soldier for constitutional
right has not been lost, nor has the
lesson of his patriotic devotion pass- f
Chivalry and .patriotism are born,]
and not developed! And once born
they never d.ie, until the last vestige
Sof their parenthood has disappeared
from the earth forever.
They may be suppressed; overborne
and defeated; may sleep for centur
ies; but the germ is of an immortal
planting, and therefore, can never
perish while love for God and coun
Sleep is not death ! The. sleeper re
One by one ''The Roman Graehii
died! They died! Freedom was di's
'armed and patriotism slept!"
'But in sleep it grew strong to
~wrench the sceptre of dominion from
the hands of usurped authority when
the critical (noment should come.
The Graehii died, but the spirit of
the Grachii lived.
Rearmed in the chivalry of Gains
Marius, the death of the Graehii was
avenged a thousand fold in the blood
of the Mariohi revolution.
''Give me liberty or give me death''
was not the fulsome epigram of a
Since the days of the Grachii, life
-without freedom has been shorn of
its richest quality.
~The older Graelius said to his assas
sin: "You ta?ke the life of Gracbus,
but the spirit of'Gi achus still lives."
-As I said before, we are not here
sir, to heap unmerited eulogy upon
the deeds of our countrymen.' But
rather to avoid that forg'etfulness to
'which we are prone concerning the
dead. It has been said that people
are remembered only while they live
and. act. To this rule there must be
exceptions. Nearly an half century
of busy active life: the busy activities
of a generation too which knew no
war, have swept over the memory, the
names, the deeds. and the graves of
our Confederate dead, but thank God
sir, they are not forgotten.
As the touch of time and the finger
of fate thin ou.t the ranks of these
gray-haired Veterans, their sons and
their danchters enter into new alli
ances with each other to p)repetua.te
their deeds, and thus we have thre
"Sons and Daughters of the Con
So must it be. that as time goes by
there shall be an ever increasing mul
titude of witnesses to transmit the
chivalry of his deeds and the memory
of his heroism from generation to
generation. His children have become
the custodians of his deeds: and
thereby they become heirs to an in
herit-mee. spotles as the fame of
Aristides. unselfish as the glory of
Regulus, patriotic as the spirit of
Chivalrous as the prince of Epirus,
untarnished as the sword of the Sax
on and pure a thn prayer of the
auther waho senit forth her idier '
Ioy to vietory or death!
I charge you. the sons and daugh
ers of our patriotie dead, guard well
his sacred trust. Allow no soiled 1
and to rest uponl this,. the ark w"leh h
olds the deeds of your pairiitie
From a. thousand unmarked graves I
nld more they appeal to your (levo- I
ion to guard their deeds and memory 1
rom the charge of every rebelious
nd treasonable act.
King,s 'Mountain has its glory. and
3unker Hill is immortal; but Chicka
auga. Antietem and Gettysburg will ]
ive in the annals of American chival
v until time shall be no more. I
Historians tell us of Leonidas and +
as Spartan band. poets sing of t
reece and Troy. Hannibal and Sci- I
)1o were the wonders of their age;
Uexander. Ceasar and Pompey were i
[emugods in their generations.
But it was reserved for American
oil to become the theatre. and
imerican captains and soldiers the
ciors in the most remarkable mili
I.Y dramas in the history of modern
And now sir, as we stand here in
he presence these grayhaired veter
nS, this passing relic of that veteran
rmy of 1861-65, whose chivalry and
eroism was never surpassed. no not
iv the ''Macedonian phalanx or the
toman legions; I can but ask; will
his American republic ever be able
o muster another such army?
Thank God sir. the sceptre of free
om has not departed from our
horas, nor has the altar of liberty
een taken away.
The safety of our nation is found
a the distribution of our charity
mong the intelligent masses.
Our liberties can never depart from
ms unless we yield ourselves to a cen-!
ralized despotism, in the hands of
bitious schemers. It was Purrhus.
he king of Epirus I believe. who af
er his army had been defEated in a
attle with the Romans exclaimed: I
''Oh. with what ease could I con- t
tuer the world, had I Romans for
oldiers or had they me for their t
This great nation was founded by
efugees in search of freedom. They t
bund on the bleak shore of the west
that had. been denied them in their
ative land, ''Civil and religious
reedom.'' What are we going to do
vith this God-given inheritance?i
'The pilgrim fathers' where are
The waves tha.t brought them o'er
till roll in the bay as they rolled
As they break along the shore."
'Still roll in the bay as they rolledI
When the "Maevflowuer'' moored
Vhen the sea around was black with
And white the shore with snow."
'Still not in the bay as it rolled that
When summer-throned on high
knd the world's warm breast as in
Go stand on the 'hill where they
'But the snow-white sail that he
gave to the gale
When the heavens look dark is gone
s an angel's wing through an open
Is seen, and then withdrawn.''
'The pilgrim-exile sainted name,
The hill whose icy brow
ejoiced when he came in the morn
In the morning flame burns now.''
'And the moon's cold light ais it lay
On the hill-side and the sea
still lies where he laid his houseless
But the pilgrim, where is he?''
'The pilgrim spirit has not fled
It walks in noon 's broad light;
a.nd watches the bed of the glorious
With holy stars by night.''
't wvatehes the bed of the brave who
And sha~ll arid t his sunlit shore.
[ill the waves in the bay where the
shall ehb and flow ilo more.
URGES LEE MEMOIiAL.I
President Roosevelt Urges His Sug
gestion that a Proper Memorial
The president commemorated the
wniversary of the birth of Gen. Rob
ert E. Le c, by sending to P. C. Hey
ward, former governor of South Car
r>lina, Chamrles Francis Adams, of
'Massachusetts. and Wade H. Ellis, as
sistant to the attorney genreral of the
rt Stas part of an advisory
'W11111titCe 1)1 ilic H.iwtii E. Leei Meini- :11
>rial associati*n. a. letter inquirng ee
vhether steps cannot be taken to pro- re
-ide a memorial, as suggested by him
wo years ago. when the one hun- in
lredth bintliday anniversary was cel- i
h)arted. commemoraing Gen. Lee'sifu
ife and deeds. le asks if the cor
nittee cannot arrange for a meeting b
o take definite steps toward provid- t)
nz such a memorial. I
Tlhe president's letter follows:
"The White House. el,
"Washington. January 19. 1909. eh
"Gentlemen: On January 16, 1907,Ith
wrote a letter in anticipation of the T]
me hundredth anniversary of the th
)icth of Robert E. Lee. At that time pi
le sugg-estion was made .that a fit
1ing memorial -ommemorating Gen. at
ee's life and deeds should b, ereet
d by appealing to all of our people
n every section of this country for F
he establishment of such a memorial al
n some -educational institution in the m
icuti. This day being the anniver
ary of his birth I would like to ask P1
vhether steps cannot at once be tak- to
m to provide such a memorial. I un- i
lerstand that it has been definitely th
-oncluded to place it at Washington '
md Lee Universi,ty-a university en-. if
lowed by Washington. and where r
xen. Lee passed in honorable service
he closing years of his life. and
vliere his body now lies. Could not
our committee arrange for a meetino:
ii Washington or elsewhere if your
ommittee thinks it wiser. at which
lefinite steps toward the desired end
an be taken? Sincerely yours.
(Signed) "Theodore Roosevelt."
KEITT PLAN FAVORED.
.eferred for Ratification to the Lo
Following is Col. J. L. Keitt's plan
or the- Farmers' Education and Co
)perative Union of America to con-:\
rl the sale of cotton:
1. As thorough orgaization of
he union in each county of the cot
oin States as possible.
2. Active educational work upon
he merits of diversified farming, for:
lie purpose of rendering our farms ;
;elf-sustaining,. and thereby relieve li
he cotton crop from liens imposed d(
)y the credit system.
3. That a cumulative fund shall be L
aised by earch county union within
he cotton States, no part of which IA
~hall at any time be used outside of
s own borders. I.
(a) The said fund shall be exelu
ively used for .the purchase of cotton
md to be loaned upon cotton stored b<
n bonded warehouses or ot-herwise S)
(b) That the fund shall 'be raised
y 10 cents per bale upon each bale w
> cotton produced by members of ti
To be conservative..
To pay four per cent.
To calculate interest semi-e
To bond every employee.
To be progressive and acco
To lend our money to our
To treat our patrons courte
To be liberal and prompt.
To secure business from all
TO BE THE VERY BES'
TO DO BUSINESS V
Our institution is under the se1
examined by the State Bank Exal
The Bank of
DR. GEO. Y. HUNTER,
J. F. BROWNE,
Capital $50,000 --
No Matter How Small,
viIl give it careful atte
ippies to the 'men arnd tJ
The Commercial Bank of
densed from report to State
ber 27, 1908.
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e.min 1: 'he i.r Fhp ot'19 and Su
ediig i ) rops uitil discontinued by
solution of this body.
(e) That all cotton producers not
embers of this union be requested to
nltribute 10 cents per bale to the
du T.iat all citizens ofI the South,.
mikers. nierciants and those of all
her vocations. be requested to con
ihute doinations to said fund.
(e) That each county union shall
ect five directors,. who shall have
arge of the fund and shall report to
e union at each quarterly meeting.
iev shall be elected in such manner
at the term of one director shall ex
re each year and the vacancy caus
thereby shall- be filled by 'election
the iulY meeting.
4. Thai the directors in their dis
etion receive from friends of the
irmers' union. for the purposes
ove stated. money in sums of $5 or
ultiples of five: that a separate ac
unt shall be kept of this fund;
-ioritv of investment shall be given
it: all interest accruing therefrom
all be paid ti, the contributors, and
e principal shall be refunded upon
Imand after three months' notice, or
invested. as soon tieraafter as it is
ceived into the treasury.
5. Ea-h county union shall provide
r a. proper administration by the
rectors, but in no case shall com
mnsation or expenses of any kind be
rmitted to entrench upon the prin
pal or interest of the fund.
6. That each county should sell not
ore than 1-12 of its production of
tton each month. unless the mini
um price is paid, and each county
on is charged with the duty of
ithholding from the market all cot
n in excess of that amount.
Letters remaining in post office at
ewherry. S. C.. for week ending
m. 16. 1909:
Mr. Ernest Berckman, Jr.
Mrs. Emmer Carns.
Mr. B. E. Davis. James Day.
Mr. J. W. Floyd.
Miss Mary Gallman, Mrs. Lizzie
ary, Mr. H. 1. Gilon, Mr. Tom Gil
im, Mr. Zack Herbert. Mrs. E. Hen
rson. Mr. Henry Hoges.
Mr. H. A. Langford. Mrs. Artilla
>max, Mrs. Eugenia Mason, Mary
Domat, J. A. Miller, Mr. Miler, Mr
lbert Mils and John Montgomery,
rs. May McDonald (2), Mr. F. Mas
,. Mr. Joe Moore.
Mr. John Porter.
iss Mary Relefort, Mr. Cullen Ru
mi, Mrs. Hattie Ruf,. Miss Viola
3earman, Mr. Essie E. Smith.
Mrs. Luereea Wilson.
All persons calling for these letters
ill please say that they were adver
ed. C. J. Purcell, P. M.
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