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* RECALLS TRYING DAYS. *
* By MitchelL *
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A few days ago Mr. Ollie Smith
showed me a piece of poetry found
among some old papers of his aunt's,
Miss Fannie Cooper, who afterwards
married a Mr. John McReynolds.
The paper that this poetry was
written on was Confederate paper
with the first design of the Confed
erate flag printed on it. The upper
conner next to the ;staff, about one
fourth of the flag was blue and in:
this blue, arranged in a circle, were
13 stars, around the palmetto tree.
The palmetto tree represented South
Carolina and each star represented
one of the Sputhern States. The bal
ance 'of thel flag was in white and
red bars. It was thought that this
design looked too much like the Unit
ed States flag, and after the first year
it was changed to the present design
that we now have.
This little piece of poetry bore the
signatures of three members of Com-,
pany C, Third South Carolina regi
ment, J. E. Sigman, L. W. Long and
J. Q. A. Stockman, June 29, 1861,
Camp Beaureguard, Prince William
Any .of the soldiers of Bonham's
brigade will remember. the camp at
or near Fairfax court house, and the
hasty retreat that the old briga'de
made from Fairfax on the 16th of
July, 1861, back to Bull Run, and the 1
first battle of Manassas or Bull Run,
on the 20th of July, and the great
victory and the origin of the Rebel
yell that day, when McDowell was
driven across Bull Run, and back in
to Washington, and all the good things
he left behind for Johnnie to help
himself. The army of Virginia armed
and equipped itself that day at the
expense of Uncle Sam.
The Tiird and Seventh regiments
did not get into the fight that day.
They were under a heavy fire from
Now as to this little, piece of poetry
it recalls much history. L. W. Long
and J. Q. A. Stockman were from the
Utopia section, and J. E. Sigman from
Deadfall. They all enlisted in Com
pany C, at Frog Level, the company
was known as Pickens' Guard under
command of Capt. Clayton Maffett.
The company went to Columbia on a
Sunday, the very day the news came
'that Fort Sumter had surrendered.~
After a few months of drilling they
were mustered into Confederate ser
vice and went t/>. Virginia,' and were1
at this camp at Fairfax court house
-when this writing was done. I think
the poetry is original and. Was the
product of J. Q. A. Stockman. I am
sat)sfied he did the writing. I
'would like to give a little sketch of
.These three men and what became of
First, 3. R. Sigman, while on a
march from Greenville, Tenn., to
.Bristol, Sigman went foraging and
went to a house. The lady of the
house seized his gun and began to
call for help. Sigman jerked the
gun from her, as he did so he said he
-heard footsteps up stairs. He jump
ed out the door and drew his gun and
watched upstairs at the window, but
no one showed themselves. So. he be
gan to walk backward with his face
to the house until he thought he
was far enough that he could get)
a tree between himself .and the
house, but before he got to the tree
three bullets struck him, two going
through his clothes and one passed
through his .left arm. He said he
got behind the tree and looked back
and saw four men come out of the
house and start like they were try
ing to cut him off,:' but he out ran
them and got into camp. It turned
out he had gotten into a bunch of
bushwhackers there in the mountains
of east Tennessee. After this there
was very little straggling or foraging
in east Tennessee. We were afraid
of bushwhackers. This was in March,
1864. After this I think in February,1
1865, Sigman was in a scouting party
with Tom Paysinger, Win. Boozer and
Win. Orchard. Somewhere in Lexing
ton county,- I think, the party had
captured some prisoners, and it was
said Sigman and Boozer were detailed
to take these prisoners out and kill
them, and when they went into the!
swamp to kill the prisoners, instead
of killing the prisoners, one of the
prisoners killed Sigmnan and made
J. Q. A. Stockman got through the
war with a slight wound. Came home'
and married Miss Hattie Matthews,
sister of Sim Matthews, of Prosperity.
He afterward entered the ministry,
and died a few years ago in Atlanta,'
Ga., leaving a wife and several chil-:
L. W. Long was severely wounded:
at the battle of the Wilderness on
May 6, 1864. Hp came home on fur
lough and recovered from his wound
and came back to the army time
enough to get into the ,Valley cam
naign in October, 1864, and was cD
tured on the retreat on the 19th
October, near Winchester, and w
kept a prisoner till the close of t
war, May, 1865. He married in 181
Miss Lula Werts, daughter of John
than Werts. He died in 1888 in t
Utopia section, leaving a wife ai
large family of children, honored ai
respected by all who knew him.
Miss Fannie Cooper after the w
married John McReynolds, an Arka
sas soldier, who stopped over in tl
county after the surrender. McRe
nolds will be remembered as the ml
who lived at Jack Hair's place ne;
town, and ,who shot one of the Ya
kee garrison in his water melon patc
The garrison tried to kill him, b
were thwarted in the attempt by t]
officers. Failing to get McRe
nolds they set fire to the house ai
burned it down.
. McReynolds was locked in jail ai
kept for some time. He was nev
tried, but was turned out by son
means. I think it was after this I
married Miss Copper, and soon mo
ed to Arkansas, where they both die
The following is the poem referr
to iin the article above:
June 29, 1861.
Camp Beaureguard, Prince Willia
The Girl I Left Behind Me.
I am lonesome since I crossed ti
And o'er the moor doth tire me;
With heavy thoughts my mind do
Since first I parted, Fannie.
In search of some one fine and ga]
Several doth remind me,
Of the blessed hours I pass'd awc
With the girl I left behind me.
The hours I do remember well,
When recollection take me,
A pain within my breast I feel,
Since first she. own'd she lov'd n
But now I'm going to cross' the sea,
The heavens above may guide me,
And send me safe home back agai
To. the' girl I, left behind me.
Her golden hair in ringlets fair,
Her eyes like diamonds shining;
Her slender waist, her carrial
Left me, poor swain, a pining.
But let the night be e'er so dark,
Or e'er so wet and rainy,
[will return safe back again,
To the girl I left behind me.
'oi- when I'm standing on parade,
Either asleep or waking,
:long to see my love again,
For her my heart is breaking.
when I think of the vow of love,
The tears do fall and blind me,
Vhen I think of the virtuous -grace
Of the girl I left behind me.
Letter Was Inclosed.
Dear Friend: Please excuse us:
rou do not like it, but we do not thin
rou think hard of us. If we did a
vould not do it. We are all well, an
lope that you will answer it, so noti
ng more but your friends.
J. Q. A. Stockman,
J. E. Sigman,
L. W. Long.
TEDDY TO BE WELCOMED.
ts Much Fuss Is To Be Made on Al
rival of Roosevelt as if He Were
Really a Great Man.
New York, June 16.-Theodor
loosevelt at midnight was within 5(
niles by dead reckoning of the gree
ng New York will give him next Sa
irday morning, after an absence of]
nonths. His ship,,the Kaiserin Ai
uste Victoria, is rated as a 17 kni
iessel and her normal speed shoul
~over the remaiping distance in
iours, bringing the former preside>
o0 the gateway of the harbor at 5
The programme is for Col. Roos
ve't to leave the steamer at quaral
tine at 9 d'clock that morn, so pr
sumably the vessel will be held ba<
when she nears port, so as not
arrive before schedule.
New York, June 16.--Twenty-o:
guns, tjhe national salute, will gre
Former President Roosevelt as
first enters the outer harbor of NE
York on his return to the Unit
States. The battleship South Car
lina, to be stationed in the Ambro
channel, will thus notify an expecta
city that the Kaiserin-Auguste Vi
toria and her distinguished passeng
are close at hand.
In oontemplation or the naval del
onstration that will follow, Chairm
R. A. C. Smith of the harbor displ
committee, announced tonight the 1:
of vessels and the line of formatic
Final instructions were also given
all captains. Eighty warships, ha
bor patrol boats and other steame
will take official part in the parade1
the Hudson river and back to the bN
tery. In addition a flotilla of 150 me
chant steamers will carry sightsee
down the bay to witness the transf
of Col. Roosevelt and his party frc
of the revenue cutter that will beat- th(
as welcoming party and Col. Roosevell
be in the parade. As the former presi
;6,-dent boards the Androscoggan a sec
a- ond salute will announce that he iE
te once more under the American flag
id For two minutes following, the com
id bined flottillas will join in a deafen
ing blast of whistles.
r River Parade.
n- Escorted by revenue steamers, po
is lice patrol boats, the South Carolina
y- five torpedo boat destroyers and the
tni government dispatch boat Dolphin
ir the Androscoggan will lead the river
a- parade. When Col. Roosevelt is land
h. ed at the battery, the formal welcome
it by Mayor Gaynor will proceed, his
1e speech. and that of Mr. Roosevelt will
Y- be the only addresses, and the land
id parade will start immediately.
New York began final preparations
id for the reception in earnest today.
r Despite rain and clouds, the decorat
1e ing for the event went steadily ahead.
V- Irish Love Chant.
d. I think I've loked on eyes that shon:
With equal splendor,
,d And some, but they are dimmed and
Ai widly tender.
m I never looked on eyes that shed such
That 'mid all lights and shadows said
: "I love and trust and will be tru(
th I've seen some lips almost as red,
A form as stately;
And some such beauty turnd my hea
r, Not very lately.
But not till now I've seen a girl,
y, With form so proud, lips so deli
With hair like night and teeth liki
Who was not haughty arid capri
Oh, fairer than the dawn of day,
Or Erin's islands.
n, Oh, purer than the hawthorn spray
In Baatry's highlands!
In sleep such visions crossed m3
And when I woke the phantom fad
But now I find the fancy true.
And fairer than the vision made it.
-Thomas 0. Davis in IndianapoliQ
The Real Thing.
"Sjeaking of joy rides, did you ever
have a real one?"
"Never got out in a buggy along a
shady lan,e with a plug of a horse
and the only girl in the world! Say,
you don't know whiat life is."-Phil
d House ei Representatives.
1- I am a candidate for re-election to
the house of representatives, .subject
to the rules of the Democratic pri
mary. Godfrey Harmon.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for reelection to th&,offic3 of
county treasurer, subject to the Denm
Jno. L. Epps.
e For Judge of Probate.
'0 I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for reelection to the office of
Ljudge of probate, subject to the. Dem
.5 ocratic. primary. . , -
tF. IM. Schumpert.
.d I hereby announce myself a candi
9 date for the office of probate judge
it for Newberry county, and 'Will abide
a. the rules of the Democratic primary.
B. B. Leitzsey.
-For lagistrate Nos. 1 and 8.
e- I hereby announce myself as a can
:didate for reelection to the office o:
to - magistrate in No. 1 and No. 8 town
ships, subject to the Democratic pri.
eJohn Henry Chappell
1eI hereby announce myself as a can
wdidate for the office of magistrate it
adNo. 1 and No. b' townships, subject tC
0the Democratic primary.
se J. C. Sample.
c-The undersigned is hereby an
er nounced as a candidate f6r magistrat4
for No. 10 township, subject to th4
nT. E. Stone.
yI hereby announce myself as a can
st didate for reelection to the office o:
n. magistrate in No. 3 township subjec
to to the Democratic primary.
1pW. M. Dorroh is hereby announc
ted as a cand.idate for magistrate o
r-No. 6 township, subject to the rule
rs of the Democratic party.
., I am a candidate for mastistrate foi
No. 10 township, and wiil be gov
erned by the rules of the Democratic
party. P. B. Ellesor.
For Magistrate No. 11.
The voters of No. 11 do hereby an
nounce W. F. Suber as candidate f,.
magistrate for No. 11, and will abide
the rules of the Democratic primary.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for Magistrate for No. 11
Township and will abide the rules of
the Democratic primary.
J. J. Kinard.
Mr. E. A. Hentz is hereby nominat
I ed for magistrate from No. 11 town
ship subject to the rules of the Dem
ocratic party. Voters.
For County Auditor.
I hereby announce myself as can
didate for reelection as auditor for
Newberry county, subject to the Dem
Eug. S. Werts.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is
sold on a guarantee that if you are not
satisfied after using two-thirds of a
bottle according to .directions, your
money will be refunded . It is up tc
you to try. Sold by W. E. Pelham E
H. B. WELLS' TRANSFER
Hauls Anything on Short Notice
Careful and Accommodating Drivers
Moving Household Furnitre a Spec
YOUR BUSINSS SOLICITED.
Office Phone No. 61
Residence Phone No. "
"I would like to guide
suffering women to a sure
cure for femafe troubles,"
writes Mrs. R. E. Mercer,
of Frozen Camp, W. Va.
"I have found no med
icine equal to Cardui. I
had suffered for about
four years. Would have
headache for a week at a
time, until I wonld be
nearly crazy. I took Car
dui and now I never have
the headache any more."
The Woman's Tonre
The pains from which
many women suffer every
month are unnecessary.
It's not' safe to trust to
strong drugs, right at the
time of the pains.
Better to take Cardul
for a while, before and
after, to strengthen the
system and cure the cause.
Tis is the sensible,
the scientific, the righzt way..
At the Close 03
Loans and discounts
Furniture and Fixtures
Overdrafts secured and unse
Bonds and Stocks
Cash and due frorn Banks
4 o0 Paid
I OUR FIRST
Has arrived. We'have
and will sell as "Low as
as "Good as the Best".
Bargains CA on
934 Main Street..
It Will be to
IEPOR T C
the Business Noi
rom Report to State E
1,758 60 Notes ant
For information leading to
the arrest and conviction of
any itinerant vendor of specta
cles claiming to be Dr. Con
nor of Newberry, S. C.
Several unscrupulous fakirs
have been deceiving the public
and seling worthless glasses
at an exorbitant figure.
This is a picture of Dr. G.
W. Connor. Do not be mis
led again'. ;
Di. G. W. CONNOR
bought at "Low Water Mark"
the Lowest" and ii Quality
When in search Of Genuine
Phone No. 202
08rlnterestto0 Call anIK
order for ayC
- tery work in
ite or Marble.
'ember 16, 19U9.
E 1OR WOO,