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After The Eari
^ President Sees in the Future
p the Rising Note of Hun
Charlotte, X. C., 3Iay 20.?The preI
diction that after the war the still
small voice of humanity would prevail
against the rumblings of hatred
and disuniou. the closing phrase of
| President Wilson's address here tor
day, was the logical development of
\ hts revu \v of the processes by which
America had grown great. The president
traced, in a slight outline, the
facer1. *' of American liberty in ite
I dependence upon the moral forces. '
r The president's speech follows: j
"It is with unaffected pleasure that !
^ I find myself in the presence of this
n?. "nmnanv today, for I have
IXlcci wv_r, v
come back for a vi6it all too brief to
a region very familiar to my heart, j
a.nd the greeting of whose people is
peculiarly welcome to me.
"I do not know, my fellow citizens,
whether I can interpret for you today |
?he spirit of this occasion, hut it is I
cecessary when we get together in
celebrations like this to take counsel
together with regard to just what it
is that we wish to celebrate. You
will say that we wish to celebrate the
memories of that time to which. we
look back with such pride, when our
fathers with singular wisdom of
counsel and stoutness of heart undertook
to set up an independent nation
on this side of the water; diu u isi
very much more important that wej
should remind ourselves of the elements
with which our forefathers
dealt. iThere were only three million
citizens in that original republic of
the United States of America. Now,
tiiere are one hundred millions. It.is
a long cry back to those modern beginnings;
a great period of time, not
only, but a great period of profound
change, separates us from that time,
and yet I would remind you that the
<. nm?nte wprfi present then that
3S&1HC ClCai\>UVW .? >r- ?
are presnt now.
"What interests my thought more
ttian anything else about the United
States is that it has always been in
process of being made ever since that
little beginning and that there hare
always been the same elements in
the .process. At the outset thera wu
at the heart of the men wfeo led tht
movement for independence a very
high and handsome passion for human
liberty and free institutions.
And yet there lay bfore them a great
continent which it was necessary to
eubdue to the uses of civilization- if
they were going to build upon it a
i nmnno fhA familv of na
Siaic amuu^ ,
The Dally Need.
"I heard a preacher once point out
the very interesting circumstance
that our Lord's prayer begins with
the petition for 'our daily bread/
from which he drew the inference
that it is very difficult to worship God
x>n an empty stomach, and that the
material foundations of our life arc
the first foundations. What I want
to call your attention to is that thi*
country ever since that time has devoted
practically all of its attention,
I perhaps too much of its attention, to
the material foundation of its life;
to subduing this continent to the uses
of the nation and to the building up
* n-ooltli arid niatfiriai
a greclL UUU_? yi ~
power. I find some men who, when
they think of America, do not think
of anything else but that. But friends,
there have^bee.: other nations just a*
rich and just as powerful in comparison
with the other nations of the
world as the United States is. and it
is a great deal more important tha4
we should determine what we are going
to do with our power tha : tha'
we should possess it.
"You must remembqfr, therefore,
the elements with which we are dealing.
Sometimes those of us who were
born' in this part of the country per'
suade ourselves that this is the characteristic
part of America. .3 more
than anywhere else has be .1 preserved
a great part of the original stock
~ + +1 fViic nnnr trv
^ U1CI1 ibCltlCU Uil i O V/VU?1 hi y -I ?L larly
that portion of the stock which
came from the British Isles. (I am
not meaning to exclude Ireland.) And
then I find a great many of my
friends who live in New England imagining
that the history of this country
is merely the history of the expansion
of New England, and that
Plymouth Rock lies at the foundation
of our institutions. As a matter of
fact, my fellow citizens, however
mnrtifvinor it itiav be to them or to
w lis, America did not come out of the
| South and it did r.ot come out of New
Cradle of Xafionalitv.
' The characteristic part of America
ill, Small Voice
*, After War's Clamors End,
on Moral Force.
' criciir.ited in the Middle States of
! New York a:iJ Pennsylvania a.d New
| Jersey, because there from the first
i wus thai mixture of populations, that
: mixture of racial stocks, that mixture
| of antecedent? which is the most sin|
gular and distinguishing mark of the
j (.'rited Staler. The most important
! single fact about tlr's great nation j
nra -r.!?rpspnf is that it is made !
I " XlltU n W - ' j/*
I out of ai: the4 unions of the world. I
'dare say that the men who came to;
I America then and the men who have j
I come to America since came with a ,
single purpose; sharing seme part of;
j the passion for human liberty which !
| characterized the men who founde 11
I the republic, but they came with alij
! sorts of blood in their reins, all sortn j
of antecedents behind them, all sorts)
i o* traditions in their family and na-!
j tional life, an-d America has held to J
serve as a melting pot for all these
diversified and contrasted elements !
What kind of fire of pure passion are j
you" going to keep burning under the :
pot in order that the mixture that
comes out may be purged of its dross,
and may be the fine gold of untainted
Americanism; that is the problem.
"I want to call your attention to
another picture America has always
been making and is to be made, and
while we were in the midst of this '
process, apparently at the acme and
crisis of this process, while this travail
of soul and fermentation of elements
was at its height came this
graet cataclysm of European war and
- ? ?? * xi
almost every otner naugn m iue
world became involved in a tremendou?
struggl# which was what, myi
fellow citizens? What are the elements
in the struggle? Don't you see
that in this European war is involved
the very thing that has been going
on in America? It is a competition
of national standards, of rational
traditions, and national politics?political
system. Europe has grappled
in war as we have grappled in peace
to see what is going to be done with
these things when they come into hot
contact with one another. For do you
not rem*nber that while these proc?<4?b
w?r? goiag on in America some
very interesting things were happening?
"It was & very big world into which
this nation came when it was born,
! but it is a very little world now. It
used to take as many days to go from
Washington to Charlotte in those days
as it now takes hours. I heard an
! Irishman say if the power of steam
1 continued to increase in the next fifty
years as it had in the last, we would
get to Charlotte two hours before we
! left Washington. And as these processes
of intercommunication have
be.^n developed and quickened, men
c* *he same nation not only have
gro.< closer neighbors, but men of
different nations have grown closer
neighbors with each other; and now
fV>ot -wo. t,avp thpsp invisible tonsues
tuao v aim- ? ^ v ? __ w
that 'spfak cv the wireless through
the trackless air to the ends of the
world, every man can make every
other man in the world his neighbor
and speak to him -upon the moment.
| While those processes of fermentation
and travail were going on, men were
learning about each other, nations
| were becoming more and more acquainted
with each other, nations
were more and more becoming inter-;
related and intercommunication was J
being quickened in every pessible i
i vnv- rhnt now rhp meltin;? not is big-!
I ger than America. It is as bis; as the,
i . i
world. And what vou see taking i
place o: the other side ol the wacer:
is the tremendous?I had about said
final?process by which a contest of
elements may in God's process be
turned into ;; coordination and cooperation
"For it is an interesting circumstance
tliat the processes of the war
stand still. These hot things that are
in contact with each other do not
make very much progress against
each other. When you can not overcome
you must take counsel. See
then, ladies and gentlemen, what a
new age we "have come into. I should
think that it would quicken the imagination
of every man and quicken
the patriotism of every man who
cared for America. Here in America
we have tried to set the example of
bringing all the world together on
terms of liberty and cooperation and
peace, and in that great experience
that we have been going through.
America has been a sort of prophetic
sample of mankind. Now the world
out^: e of America lias felt the forces
of America; felt the forces of free
| tlom, the forces of common aspira- J
tio:is, the forces that bring everv man j
j a d every nation face to face with]
: this question, "What are you going to i
do with your power? Are you going
| to translate it into force, or are yo.i
| going to translate it into peace and
the salvation of society?'
"Does it rot interest you that
America has run before the rest of
! the world in making trial of this
j great human experiment, and is it not
j the sign and dawn of a i:ew age that
the one thing upon which the world j
is now about to fall back is the
j moral judgment of mankind? (There is
J i-o finer sentence in the history of
i great nations than that sentence
i which courses i;i the Declaration of 1
j Independence (I am row referring to j
! the minor declaration at Philadelphia, i
I net to the Mecklenburg declaration) j
in which Mr. Jefferson said: 'A de-1
cei:t respect for the opinion of man-'
kind makes it necessary?I am not;
now quoting the words exactly?that
v.e should state the grounds upon
which we have taken the important
step of asserting our independence.'
A decent respect for the opinion of
mankind?it is as if Jefferson knew i
that this was the way in which man-.
kir.d itself was to struggle to realize
its aspirations and that, standing in j
the presence of mankind, this little
group of 3,000,000 people should say, j
Friends and fellow citizens of tlie
great moral world, our reason for doing
this thing we now intend to state
to you in candid ar^d complete terms,!
so that you will never think that we
were merely throwing off a yoke out:
of impatience, but know that we were
throwing off this thing in order that
a great world of liberty should be
oi>e:i to man through our instrumentality.'
"I would like, therefore, to think
that the spirit of this occasion could
hp pmrpssprl if w*? imaarinfcd our- '
selves lifting some sac. 3d emblem of
counsel and of peace?of accommodation
and righteous judgment?'before '
the i:ations of the world, and reminding
them of that passage in scripture
after the wind, after the earthquake,;
after the fire, the still small roice of
Excnrsloa to Aslivllle. Black Moantain,
WaynesTille, Lake Toxaway, !
Brevard and MeaiersoiviUa via ]
Southern Railway, May at,
Tha Southern Railway on May 23rd,
will sell rery low round trip excursion
tickets to the above poiicts in
Western North Carolina for all trains
on this date with final limit returning
by midnight Sunday, May 28th. j
These excursion fares will apply from
all stations from Columbia to Greenville,
Columbia to Spartanburg and
from Hock Hill to Spartanburg via
Blacksburg. The following fares will
apply from points named: From Columbia
to Aslieville, Brevard and
Lake Toxaway $3.50; to Black Mountain
and Waynesville $3.75; to Hendersonville
$3.25. From Newberry
to Asheville, Brevard
and .Lake Toxaway, $100; to j
Black Mountain and Waynesville
$3 25; to Hendersonville $2.75. From
Greenwood to Asheville, Brevard and
.Lake Toxaway $2.75; to Black Mountain
and JWaynesville $3.00; to H?.idersonville
$2.50. From Union to
Asheville Brevard and Lake ToxaJ
way $2.50; to Black Mounum and j
Waymesville $2.75; to Hendersviivine |
$2.25. From Rock Hill to Asheville;
Brevard and Lake Toxaway $3.00; to j
Black fountain and Waynesville!
$3.25; to Hendersonville $2.75. Proportionately
reduced fares from other
stations. For detailed informationj
call on. local agents Southern Rail- j
way, secure circular of this ex?ur-,
sion, or communicate with S. H. Mc- :
Lean. dist. passenger agent, Souther.-;
Railway; Columbia. S. C.
; The children of Mrs. Lavinia Bow|
or? o the occasion of her S7th birth-;
day met together" last Sunday at her
. ? "\if Ti'inn T nUioron
I llt'lllC IIC til .\U, '1 tlUWl uuinviuu
church and passed a very pleasant
day. A bountiful dinner was served. :
She has seven living children, 37 i
grandchildren and 12 great grand- j
children. iMrs. Bowers seems to b3 '
unusually strong and active for her '
age. Her pastor, Rev. J. B. Harmon, |
and his wife enjoyed some of the:
pleasures of the occasion. Dr. J. L.!
Bowers and his family live with Mrs.'
Bowers. May Aunt Vina have many i
more birthdays and her usefulness
i AllinilPfiTPn O Oil I o> j
(imoncoi en o r;ug
TIIE DIAMOND BRAND. /: !
Ladles! Ask your Druggist for /j\
?> Ohl-ches-ter 8 Diamond urand/W>
in Red 2nd (?oid nictailic^^
S-v sealed with Blue Ribboa. V/
^4*3 Take no other. I?uv of your *
"/ - rf Drueslof. Ask for CIU-CIIES-TFR ? i
' ^ > DlAMo\F> PILL*. for So I
j 1 * .'cit i'sdur.js Dost.S'ife-. t,Alwa>s Reiia; I?
"THE BATTLE CRY OF PEACE*'
On the 13th of ilarch, 1916, God
| called our precious mother away and
made that day, a day of sorrow and
mourning, until we be permitted to
abide with her again. !And in memory
of Eliza Melissa Bedenbaugh, our
! departed mother, these lines are writ
Dear Mother, thou art gone,
I Gone to thy sweet and precious rest
Where you can be at home,
And where disease doth not molest.
Thou didst suffer so long,
But yet now we know it was best,
Because without a groan
Thou didst become heaven's guest.
If we could, we would not
Call thee back to this weary land,
For here, trials are our lot.
But there, thy rest must be so grand.
And we hope ,to meet thee,
In thy precious and heavenly home
Where we can always be
With thee and from thee never roam.
True, lonely is the house
That was once brightened by thy
But, thou only left us
To reap the glory of God's grace.
So too, we hope to be
When God so wills our time and day
In God's glory with thee
(To serve our Lord and with thee
Mother, thou haet left us:
And thine abeence we deeply feel,
'Twas God that bereft us?
And he can all our sorrows heal.
All we know, that we did
To keep thee with us here below,
But thou left, at God's bid,
For heaven thy sweet home to go.
So too we all must go
When God see* fit to call us home,
But sorely we miss you;
Knowing thou art forever gone.
Yet your life we begged:'
Ar.d while God saw fit and denied
And home your soul he sped
Still bright the thought 'In peace you
But we know God knows best,
And thou no longer, pains mu?t bear
Heaven's of more interest
Since thou hast made thy "sweet
New life hast thou begun
And in heaven do thy feet tread,
Your work below is done
And this is why we call thee d$ad.
While w# see thet no more
Here below on this earthly god-"There
A rest to the people of God"
Yea from us thou hast gone
And the voice, we all loved is stilled
A vacant made at home
That can't and never will be filled.
Now sleep on dear mother
And taVp thv Tnnrh desired rest.
No loTger here suffer,
God called you home, he thought it
So we bid you adieu
Where we hope to meet you
In his kingdom foreiver blest.
A bleeding and sorehearted son,
May 8th, 1916.
WANT IT IN PRIMARY
Warehouse Men Wish Commissionership
To the Editor of 'The State:
I inclose an open letter to the State
chairman of the Democratic executive
committee and will thank you to publish
it for us.
J. A. Banks.
St. Matthews, May 20.
St. Matthews, S. C.. May 20.
Iron. John Gary Eva s, Chairman
-rate Democratic Executive Committee.
Spartanburg, S. C.
Dear Sir: i introduced a resolution
.n the Democratic convention held in
olr.rnbia o . Wednesday asking that
the executive committee be instructed
to comply with a request of the State
Warehouse association, "that the
State warehouse commissioner be
given a place in next summer's camrn>icn
in ?n far as the laws of the
State and the rules of the party permit."
I asked some leaders in the
convention why my resolution instructing
the executive committee to
comply with the law was voted down.
The answer was that "the committee
would comply with the law without
being instructed to do so." I desire
to ask you if the office of State warehouse
commissioner is a State office,
and if not what Hmd of an office is
it? A ad if it is a State office does not
j the law require that the State warej
house commissioner be nominated in
the primary, and if so should he not
have a placin the campaign?
r.m deriroi s tc have this question
definitely settled, that we may know
| wha: further anion to take to secure
our contemplated campaign of enlightenment.
and i 11 thank you 'or
a prompt rul.n?
J. A. Banks,
President Stat^ Warehouse Association.
"ME BATTLE CRY OF PEACE*
t'?rain&. _ i^,
"THE t>PARDONABLE SIJT
AT THE OPERA HOUSE !
Interpreted, aa it is, by a splendid j
cast, headed by the brilliant Holbrook j
Blinn, "The Unpardonable ?Sin" un- j
folds a story of unforgettable inter-'
est. Walter Norman, Mr. Blinn, is a
wealthy member of the fast set upon
whom the drink habit fastens itself;
apparently unconquerably. Xorman j
becomes a scandal to his friends and j
a social outcast. In a final effort to ;
I save him one of hi& friends induces !
Xorman to take a cruise on his yacht.
Xorman returns a changed man. Once
more he is master of himself. But
an enemy who loves the same girl as
Xorman succeeds in making Xorman
yield again to his vice and takes
! care that the girl sees him intoxi- j
J cated. Disgusted, she turns from |
| him. Norman plunges deep into the
i abyss of degredation after this. By
! accident he learns of the plot to make
his fiancee turn against him and
marry his false friend. Inspired by
revenge, he works his way up once
more. Eventually he succeeds in?
ensnaring the man who tricked him |
in a financial trap that means ruin.!
But, touched to the depths of his nature
bv his former sweetheart's dis-;
tress, Norman sacrifices his iren-i
geance at the eleventh hour. How,
| out of the shadow of death, by the
1 aid of veiled destiny, Norman at last
i fa-ces a new life with the girl, forms
I the fascinating and gripping culmi- j
I nation of a splendid photodrama. At
| the Opera House today.
"THE BATTLE CRT OF PEACE"
We arc prepare*
surance policies a
the following i
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Pacific Fire Ins. Co.
Southern Stock Fire
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Underwrit'rs of Gr'nsbor<
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Your requests will have
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owners of rural lines are re
we want to co-operate wit
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BOX 163, COI
The >ews of Old Town.
Old Town, May 20.?Miss Loreli
Smith spent the week-end with her
mother in Greenwood attending the
unveiling of her father'^ monument
in Coronaca o-n Sunday.
Miss Estelle Caldwell, Margaret
Renwick and Sara Williamson spent
last week-end with Miss Addelle Fellers.
Mrs. C. V. Spearman purchased a*
auto this week through Mr. Eunice
Allen of Chappells.
Misses Addelle Fellers, McDaniel
and Janet Simpson spenc the weekend
with Miss Ida Fellers ne->.r Colony.
ilhe "baby daughter, Lilly Lorell, q?
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sanders fell asleep
in Jesus last Monday morning, and
was laid to rest beneath a beautiful
floral tribute in Trinity cemetery tha
following day. It is so hard to give
her as she was four months old, just
beginning to be light and joy of their
home; but then during her last illness
her suffering was so intense, it
should be such a consolation to know
6he is where disease doth not molest
the,, after so great pain she became
heaven's guest so peacefully, eo
sweetly just a calm sweet sleep. Th?
dear darling's abeence will be felt,
v-* o f V* nQVATifcj ciefnro a n
UUL Liicu aiflV luc paiCUbO, D
mothers feel TPwas God that bereft
and He can all our sorrows heal.
Fats?E. E. Stuck, 3b; Bob Holmes,
2b; .\retts Fant, ss; Silas Klettner,
lb; Billie Garrett, p; Lad Eskridge,
If; Robert Parks, c; C. D. Weeks, rf;
Guy Brown, cf; Earle Hipp and Geo.
Sibert, extra pitchers; Bennett and
Summer, pinch hitters.
Leans?Herman Wright, lb;
Purcell, 3b; Dr. Burns, cf; E. H. Killer,
ss; H. Adams, c; E. Evans, rf;
John Peterson 2b; Carl Epting,. p;
Owens Holmes, extra pitcher.
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lorough overeauling occa5
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ine connected with us be
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i assist in this work. The
fided among all the patrons
aount paid by each man
3 more than offset by the
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AJMBIA, S. C.