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The students of the Manning
Graded School held their com
mencement exercises in the audi
toriumn of the new school build
mg. beginning last Sunday
morning with the preaching of
the baccalaureate sermon by
Rev. H. R. Murchison, pastor of
the Presbyterian church at Bish
At the appointed hour for the
divine service the spacious audi
torium was tilled. The day be
ing a most beautiful one, it
afforded an opportune time for
tine togery and it was taken ad
vantage of. fortunately, how
ever, the trustees exercised a
wise precaution in the seating
arrangement, so that notwith
standing the inmmensity of the
head gearing no lady was asked
to "please remove your hat." It
was a magnificient audience,
comfortably seated that enjoyed
the well arranged exercises.
The rostrum was occupied by
the choir, consisting of Mes
dames W. C. Davis. F. C. Gallu
chat,. Misses Louise Scarbor
rough. Celeste Hughson, Messrs.
J. L. Wells. A. P. Burgess and
Chas. W. Wells, and Miss Edna
Rev. H. R. Merchison, Rev. F.
H. Shuler. Manning Methodist
church: Rev. C. W. Blanchard,
Clarendon Baptist church: Rev.
A. R. Woodson, Manning Pres
byteriao church, and Rev. C. A.
Waters, Manning First Baptist
The service began with a vol
untary on piano, "Sing Unto the
Lord," by Miss Brockinton, and
the following program was car
Opening Prayer-Rev. C. W.
HYMN, NO. 81.
Come, Thou Almighty King,
Help us Thy name to sing,
Help us to praise!
Father all glorious,
O'er all victorious,
Come and rei-n over us,
Ancient of ays.
Jesus, our Lord, arise,
Scatter our enemies,
And make them fall!
Let Thine almighty aid
Our sure defence be made,
Our souls on 'hee be stayed;
Lord, hear our call!
C.-me, Thou Incarnate Word.
Gird on Thy mighty sword.
Our prayer attend!
Come, and Thy people bless,
And give Thy word success:
Spirit of holiness.
On us descend'
Come, Holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear,
In this glad hour :
Thou, who almighty art,
Now rule in every heart.
And ne'er from us depart.
Spirit of power!
To the great. One in Three
The highest praises be.
His sovereign majesty
May we in glory see
And to eternity
Love and adore.
Scripture Reading-Rev. H. R.
Anthem--Great is the Lord
Sermon--Rev. H. R. Murchison.
Anthem--Nearer My God to
Prayer-Rev. C. A. Waters.
HYMN, NO. 143.
In the cross of Christ I glory,
Tow'ring o'er the wreeks of time;
All the light of sacred story
Gathers round its h::ad sublime.
When the woes of life o'ertake me,
Hopes deceive, and fears annoy,
Never shall the cross forsake me:
Lo ! it glows with peace and joy.
When the sun of bliss is beaming
Light and love upon my way,
From the cross the radiance streaming,
Adds new lustre to the day.
Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,
By the cross are sanctified;
Peace is there that knows no measure,
Joys that through all time abide.
In the cross of Christ I glory,
Towerine o'er the wrecks of time:
All the lig t of sacred story
Gathers round its head sublime.
Benediction-Rev. F. H. Shuler.
The piano used on this occa
sion was a grand of the Hallett
& Davis make, placed at the dis
posal of the school by Mr. S. I.
Till, who is the factory's repre
sentative. Itris a splendid in
strument, and was handled by a
musician of high ord]er.
The sermon was indeed one of
the most appropriate we have
ever listened at, full of logic,
teeming all through with sound
advice, no display of flights of
imagination, yet the purest kind
of eloquence, because of its
reaching effect. The preacher
had a story to tell those who are
upon the threshold of life, and
in language so simple that, all
could understand, a lesson was
brought home to his hearers
that will linger in their minds.
It was indeed a splendid sermon.
delivered in splendid style, and
beneficial in effect.
The music was excellent, both
of the anthems with the piano
accompaniments were so beauti
fully rendered that many in the
audience were profuse in their
commendations. The writer took
advantage of this occasion to
test the accoustics of the build
ing by taking a seat in the last
-row of the gallery, and he will
say that out of the very many
public halls he has been in, the
accoustics of this building are as
good, if not better, than in any
other auditorium he has ever
visited. During the sermon,
even when the speaker's voice
was at its lowest. not a word
was lost, and there was no echo
ing sound accompanying the
Rev. A. R. Woodson took oc
casion in a few appropriate re
marks to pay a tribute to the
trustees for the magnificient re
sult of their labors and said that
he felt he was but voicing the
feelings of the community at
large when he endorsed the ac
tion of the trustees and teachers,
and asedo t.hoe who ao-reerd
with him in his endorsement to
rise, whereupon the entire con
gregation rose to give empression
of approval. This occasion
marks the beginning of a new
era along educational lines for
this community. We have one
of the most complete and up-to
date buildings in the State, an
etficient board of trustees. a
strong corps of teachers, and a
healthy town, morally and physi
cally. There is everything here
for the mouling of a progress
ive and a higher citizenship. We
are proud of Manning, and still
proudcr of a people who have
so well provided for future gen
Rev. it. U. Murchison.
We herewith print the sermon
which was listened to with so
much profit and pleasure:
SERVICE-THE 3IEASURE OF REAL
Mark 10:43-45. wfnosoever would become
great among you shall be your minister: and
whosoever would be first among you. shall be
servant of all. For the Son of Man came not to
be ministered unto. but to minister, and give
his life a ransom for many.
For the last time Jesus and his dis
ciples were making their way up to
Jerusalem. And as they journeyed
along the way the Master had many
things to say of the approaching
tragedy which was soon to be enact
ed on Calvary. The disciples, little
comprehending the words of Jesus
and still laboring under the miscon
ception that He was about to set a
temporal Kingdom and that they
were to occupy positions of premi
nence in it.thought only of the great
ness of their own position. It was in
such a connection that the words of
our text were spoken. James and
John, the sons of Zebedee, possibly
thinking that they might get in a
prior claim, drew apart from the oth
er apostles and coming up to Jesus
said: "Teacher, Grant unto us that
we may sit, one on thy right hand
and one on thy left hand, in thy
glory." But Jesus said unto them,
"Ye know not what ye ask." Are
ve able to drink the cup that I drink?
or to be baptized with the baptism
that I am baptised withy" As still
further evidence of their ignorance
and presoamption in this self-seeking
request they answered, "We are
able!" Yes, these men were as yet ig
norant and like most ignorant men
they were conceited and stood in need
of teaching. And so, the great Teach
er, with that tenderness and patience,
which ever c'haracterized him in his
deaings with the weak and erring.
began to unfold to them a new stan
dard of excellence and set up the true
meaure of greatness. Henceforth the
great should be those who have biess
ed their fellow man by useful minis
trations and the princes of ear-th shall
be those who have given out theirj
lives in sacrificial services, for, says
Christ, "WVhosoever would becomie
great among you, let him be your
minister; and whosoever would be
first among you, let him be servant of
Now this ideal of greatness in the
Kingdom of the Lord Jesus was just
the opposite to the world's standard.
To the oriental mind positions of pri
macy suggeste'd luxurious ease, ri chi
palaces, the harem, feastin; and un
limited power and tyrannical auth
ority only to be exerted in exacting
revenues from their subjects. These
apostles undoubtedly had this idea
of glory and greatness. They thought
only of the crown of glory and the
positions of honor they were to occu
py, little dreaming of the severe tests
which were soon to be applied to*
them, revealing their utter insuffi
ciency. Yes, they wvere to be great
but in a way far different from what
they now think.
Failure and shame must crown their
brow before their untamed nature is
subdued or ever,they can render ac
ceptable service to God. To be near
the Master in his glory they must be
like Him in suffering and service. To
him who would sit on the right hand
of the Son of God must learn his spir
it and travel the same road which lie
travels. Saint Mark tells us that
when the ten heard of this presump
tuous request of James and John to
occupy the chief seats in Christ's
Kingdom, they were moved with in
dignation against them, Now let us
not think that it was because ther
Prof. J. C. Damiel. supt. and Tenth Grade.
were innocent or had any higher
ideal than the sons of Zebedee of the
true elements and qualities of great
ness, for, 'we are told, that just before
tley left Capernaum Jesus came up
o them as they disputed with one
another as to who was the greatest.
And in terms which seemed to them
contradictory, He said, "If any man
would be first, lie shall be last of all
ad servant of al. And further to
enforce the new ideal of greatness,
"He took a little child and set him in
the midst of them and said, Verily I
say unto you, except ye turn, and be
come as little children, ye shall in no
wise ente- nto the Kingdom of Heav
e.. Whc .,ever therefore shall hum
ble himself as this little child, the
same is th:e greatest in thle Kingdom
it is interesting to not. how this
view of greatness has by degrees be
come the standard of the whole world
and in every sphere of activity. The
recent upheavals in Persia. are but
the over throwing of those ancient
conceptions of grandeur and snbsti
tuting the Christian ideal. Mere office
holding is no longer to be looked up- t
on as an end to be sought after, but
an opportunity for service. When one
is elected to office it yet remains to be
seen whether the occupant is worthy
or capable. ]
This conception is of fundamental
importance to whosoever would be }
great among you. It matters not
what sphere of activity may engage
your energies, this principle is ap
plicable and worth knowing. The
service which you can render will I
measure your reward and greatness.
Many a man defeats his own aspira
tions by never having understood
that useful labor precedes positions I
of honor and trust. A great many
would like the honorable stations
but few are willing to pay the priee
in personal service and self-denial
The hirthright is too often sacrificed
for a mess of pottage, and a useful
future career is bartered for the pass
ing pleasures of the moment.
Many persons seem to be at a loss
to know where and what kind of ser- (
vice to render. As to where, we would
answer, right where you are. It is a
common mistake of mankind to think
that if they were in some other con
dition or some where else they could
do Well aUd attain distinction. This
underestimating where we are and
overestimuatin, the distant is a hurt
ful error. When the disciples would (
pass by S:Lraria Jesus bade them lift
tip their eves, and look upon the tields
for they were white already to har
vest. A-.din, he reminded them that
the Kingdom of Giod comes not by ob
servation. It is not, lo here, nor lo
there: but the Kingdom of God isit
This thought is aptly illustrated by
a story of an ancient Persian farmer
who I*-ed near the shore of the River
Indus, by the name of Al Hafed. He
owned a large farm, with orchards,
grain fields and gardens, had a beau
tiful wife and lovely children, was a
wealthy and contented man. But one
night a Buddhist Priest visited him
and told him of the incalculable val
ue of diamonds. This story of dia
monds kindled in Al Hafed's breast
an insatiable desire to be rich and so I
he sold his farm and started on a
fruitless search for a diamond mine.
The result of which was the loss of all
his property and the taking of his
own life. But that was not all, there
was discovered in the brook that
flowed by the garden which Al Hafed
had sold a diamond, and the earth
around for acres were filled with these
brilliant jewels! The moral of this
story is not hard to be seen. The story
is repeated in many forms every day
for men and women, boys and girls
are trampling under foot acres of dia
What kind of service shall you ren
der to make you great and gain for t
you a high station in the Kingdom of I
Heaven? The answer to this question
means much, for many a life is wast
ed because, forsooth, they are not
called to render conspicuous service,
they render none at all. No one can
readl 'that sublime portrayal of the
final judgment without getting a new
view of life and feeling the dignity of
the most humbl e service. Let us re-I
fresh our memories with it. "But
when the Son of man shall come in,
his glory, and all the angels with him,,
then shall he sit on the throne of his
glory and before him shall be gather.
ed all the nations, and he shall sep- I
arate them one from another. Then
shall the King say to them on. his
right hand, Come ye blessed of my
Father, inherit the Kingdom prepar
ed for you from the foundation of the
world: for I was hungry, and ye gave
me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave
me to drink; I was a stranger, and ye
took me in; naked, and ye clothed
me: I was sick, and ye visited me; I
was in prison, and ye came unto mie.
Then shall the righteous answer him.
Lord, when saw we thee hungry and
fed thee?or thirst,and gave thee drin k?
And wvhen saw we thee a stranger,
and took thee in? or naked,and cloth
ed thee? And when saw we thee sick.
and in prison and came unto thee?
And the King shall answer and say
unto thee, Verily I say unto you, In
asmuch as ye did it unto one of theser
my brethren, even the least, ye did
It may be well to remind you that
while you may attain the glorious re
ward by these unconscious deeds of
kindness, yet the world is full of op.
porunities for- those who deliberate
ly choose anid prepare for the service
of Gsod and mankind. The talks for
the future generations are great.
Every laudable avocation has open
doors to fame. The unsolved problems
of science and medicine await you. 1
The great social problems seem to
mutiply and grow more complex with
the advancement of the ages. This I
field awaits you. Civi' government is 1
far from perfection, v )u may add a
life of service to this brauch of human
endeavor. And what shall 1 say of I
the great industrial field so invitin gt
to so m~any? But thme sphere of ser-r
vice where the greatest rewards aret
held out to y-ou is Christ's own King
dom. There are over one thousand
million souls who sit in spiritual
night because they know not of Je
sus. By carrying the "glad tiding of
great joy" to hearts of men yau ren
der the greatest service.
"Come: for the Savior calls you:
Come: for the work is great: 1
Cvome: for the hours arc hastin:
Come: cre it be too late:
Come: and be burden bearers
with Him, your glorious Lord.
Come. and be happy sharers]
In his most blessed reward." 1
Could Not be Better. I
No one has ever made a salve, oio t
ment, lotion or balm to compare with
Bcken's Arnica Salve. Its the one1
perfect healer of Cuts. Corns. Burns.
Bruises, Sores. Scalds. Boils, Ulcers,
Eczema. Salt Rheum. For Sore Eves,
Cold Soi-es. Chapped IHands its supreme.
Infallible for Piles. Only 25c at all
A BRILLIANT EVENT.
ovefnor John C. Sheppard's Magnificient
Monday was a great day for
hose interested in the Manning
raded School. Governor John E
). Sheppard, from the correspon
Lence had with him, was not ex- f
)ected until evening, but in or
ter to have a few hours of quiet,'
te came on the 10:15 train in
he morning. When it was learn
d the Governor was here,
'rofessor Daniel, the school trus
ees and others looked after his
omfort and pleasure. for it was
ndeed a great pleasure, and a t
igh honor to entertain such a.
The commencement exercises
vere held in the new auditorium 1C
vb)ich was most brilliantly light
d. It is estimated that there were
ot less than 800 people in the r
udience. and it was a gathering
f culture, refinement and fash
On the stage was seated Gov- a
rnor John C. Shepnard. Major
be Levi, chairman of the board
f trustees. Cautain W. C. Davis,
aember of the board, S. Oliver
)'Briyan, Esq., State Senator
.ouis Appelt, and Prof. John C.
)a&iel who was the master of
eremonies. Tlere was also up- 1
mo the stage Misses Edua Brock
nton, Ria Lee Bowman. Augus
a Appelt and Grady Bowman
vho furnished the instrumental I
uusic. Messrs. F. 0. Richardson.
. W. Wells, A. P. Burgess and
. L. Wells, the singing quartet.
kmong those occupying seats of
)rominence was the graduatingi
:lass, of course they were the ob
ects of attraction, it was these
roung ladies and gentleman
hose kindred and friends were c
)roudest. These were Mr. Jake 1
larvin, Misses Marian Wells,
7irginia Wilson, May Davis,
'illie Tisdale, Mary Ridgill, Rox
e Holladay and Lena Plowden.
That these distinguished young
)eople had many friends and lov
d ones in the audience was at
ested by the many beautiful
loral tributes that were laid up
n the foot of the stage for pre
;entation. The entire surround
ngs was one magnificent and
>rilliant effect, there was every
hing to make this occasion a
aemorable success, the Princi- <
)al with his corps of faithful as
istants had their labors well
ewarded by everything passing
4NING GRADED SCHO(
>ff beyond their expectations.
[he music was of an exceedingly
igh order and greatly enjoyed
>y those who can appreciate art
Pe quartet rendered their songs
vith magnificent effect. in fact1
il of the musical numbers, in
;trumental and vocal, merited
he applause of this appreciative
The following was the pro- 1
usic-............. Grady Bowman
alse Chromatique.....Miss Appelt'
aluatory-Ad Astra Per Aspera..
alse de Co.2cert....Miss Brockin too
1ass Prophecy.....Virginia Wilson
pring Fantasie........Miss Bowman
Taedictory............ Marian W ells
Iy Old KentucKy Home.. .. Quartet (
)eux Polonaises......... Miss Appelt
ddress and Presentation of Dip
lomas..Hon. John C. Sh'ppard<
e Melton Medal.. .Capt. WV. C. Davis
7ennyson's Poems... S. Oliver O'Br-yan
~entig Tonight on Lhe Old Camp it
To elaborate by going into de
al to comment npon each of the
umbers and their -endition
vould be a pleasing task at a
auch lower temperature, but with
thermometer- registering 96 in1
he shade thoughts melt before
hey can get their impress upon
aper, but let it suffice to say that
he Salutatory, Valecaictory, Or
tion and Class Prophecy were
iot only a cr-edit to these g radu
es, but the service of a well pe
ormied duty was r-effected upon
The speaker was introduced by~
senator Appelt. who took advant
tge of the occasion to briefi vI<
,ongratu late the citizenship of I
school District No. 9, for mnani.
esting a worthy spirit of pro
;ress,in giving the authority and
he means to our trustees to
rect this grand temple to be
ledicated the children of today,
tnd the days to come, and to ex- (1t
>ress the sincere gratitude of I
his people to the trustees for
heir devotion, fidelity and wis-l
lon in the high trust reposed
n them. He then presented the
~peaker, paying to hima merited1
ibute. and as Governor Shep-1
)ar-d rose, the entire audiencet
-ose to receive and bade him t
velcome. It was a beautiful and 1
traceful compliment paid to ones
f the most distinguished sons
if South Carolina. which he ap
He began his profound. in
tructive and entertaining ad
[ress with acknowledging his
6ppreciation of the invitation
,xtended him to be present and
xpressed his admiration for the
)eautiful, commodious, and com
ortable structure, and said he
cnew of no public school build
ngt in this State or elsewhere,
nore wisely and more elegantly
esigned. He reverted to the
layslof the past and in glowing
anguage he paid tributes to
31arendon's representative inen
rho were his associates. He
hen spoke as follows:
Coung ladies and young gen-emen und
I cherish deligh tful and cra; cul ree
lilectiMos of my aOofi wit the
epres.entative mnit. of your ( ounty.
mong whom 1 am happy to number
ome of th.- sweetest. frieniships of my
ub)lic service. Hence I di-i not ettsitate
o avail myself of the it'st opportunity
hat has been presented to me to come
monir your peoo;e. iad encourare the
fort?s Vou are making o raise up sons
,nd ittihters who will Ie worthy ,lue
essors of the reat and good men whose
ervices and ae brmenits reflect so much
redir upon your CounLy and so iuch
onor upo theilr State.
Sout.h Car'lina has produced many
trat mnenr whose SrIvweCs in peace aud
n w:r wiil be held in gra:eiLl remem
iraice by our pcoph- as long:s time sall
aSt. No liSt could be prcpared of .h
nen without including many represen
ative mern of Clarendon County.
My time does not justify it nor the oc
:sion demand it, that I should call the
-oll of your fellow citizens whose bodies
lave been consigned to the safe and
acred custody of the grave. but the
-ecord of whose services and achiev
nents today costitutes the richest au
>roudest heritage of your people.
I would not mar this occasion by the
nstitutiOn of comparisons, but I pray
hat you will pardou me for calling one
tame-a man whose head was as cleat
s his tongue was eloquent, and his
>reast benevolent, whose heart never
herished a sentiment not in unison with
he honor of his people, and whose brain
Lever entertained a thought but for the
velfare of his people-whose dignity
vas at all times graceful, and whose
ourtesy was at all times beautiful, thal
ovable gentleman and loyal friend Johr
. Manning. The people of Clarendor
,ounty should see to it that the memor
)f this good man shall for all time be
msbrined in the grateful memory of hi
)eople. If I shall say a word that wil
spire any young man here with the
spiration to follow the example of thi!
rood man, my coming will not have
>een in vain.
You are making a laudable effort t<
>repare the foundations for the welfar
>f your children. and with all my hear
. congratulate you upon the completiol
>f this structure which you have dedi
ated to their up-lifting. You must tel
hem that it is a part of your contriou
ion to their equipment-not only t,
perserve and perfect and transmit th
. .... .......
nstitutions, handed dow n by our fathers
but to meet and solve the problemns thia
will arise for theii solution in the fu
There have been numerous and grea
luesions presented for the considera
:ion of our fathers in the past, and bom
hey met and solved them is history
Lhere will be numerous and great ques
ons presented for the consideration o:
)ur children in the future, and how the'
Nil meet and solve them is prophecy.
We stand on the dividing line be,
ween the past and the future: we stant
nidway between our fathers and out
:hildren. It is incumbent uoon us t(
2ld up for the guidance of our sons the
ights that have been held up for out
uidance iin the experience of our fath
The times have changed since the
ays of our fathers, and men have chang.
,d with them. New problems have aris
n and others will still arise; and we
nust prepare to meet and solve them.
The questions of government which
>ur fathers considered are not the ques
ions of government which our sons will
tonsider. The financial and industrial
luestions of the day differ from the
inancial and industrial questions o.
ormer times. Our fathers knew noth
ng of the oil trust, nor beef trust. not
he tobacco or sugar trust: they knewi
othing of railroad combinations, noth
g of the industrial monopolies-which~
tow dominate our countr~y. These ques
,ions furnish abundant food for thtotght
.0 our people; the pulpit and the press,
>ur. publicists and philaahropists, our
eholars and statesmnr. are struggling
nigh thy for the people to protect and
re:,eve them fromn these cond itionts.
o statesman can ciotemnplate the con
lition-; which surrortnd and confront this
ztreat ountry of our own. without feel
ugs of profonutd appreheusion for the~
velfare of our childretn: but cut of these
Lpprehnsionus wvi; comie a mare sublime
aith and a stronager convic;tion that the
uture of the republic will he safe in then
mands of our sous.
Concerning these questions it would4
leligh m me to talk to yotu: but in tmt
udgment there is one question whieb
ver shadows thbem all iin imortantce ti
be southern pieople: a question iu the
ulnuon of which is involved) the peace
f southern homes, and the welfare of
he southern people.
In t858 Mr. Lincoln, during his great
lebate with Mr. Douglass asked the
nesion-whether or not a house divid
d against itself could stand, one half
lave and the other free. I wilJ not stap
o consider whether the question thus
>resented involved the cause of the war
or southern independence: but before
.bat question was answered a deluge of
ulood fell upon the earth: and our south
n country was swept by fire and sword.
Lbe termination of the war left the
lower of southern youth, and manhood
lead upon the lields of battle: and the
urvivors returned maimed in body and
>roken in resources to their desolated
tomes to take up the work of redemp
ion. Habiliments of woe over-hung the
hreshold of every southern home, and
he voice of lamentation was heard in
Before our people recovered from the
hok of battle, the horrors of war were
iickly followed by the horrors of ro
The ballot upheld by thel
bayonet. was placed in the hands of the
freed slaves, who in consequence of cen
turies of servitude were disqualified
from understanding or performing the
duties of citizenship.
The consequence was chaos-it can
not be called by any other name.
The Executive Chair in our State- S
one occupied by the courtly Manning:
the chivalrie Richardson, and a looG
line of distinguished gentleman, was
filled first by a carpet-bager and then
by a scalawag.
The judicial devartuent of our gov
ernment became the tool of power and
the echo of the mob: and ribaldry and
rutlianism ran riot in our Legislative
My fellow citizens the reconstruction
legislation of Congress will be denounc
ed in history as the governmental crime
of the Nineteenth Century.
Maj. A. Levi. Chairman Board Truste-s. 1C
Notwith..anding all these calamities $
and in spite of them, the southern peo
ple have prospered beyond comparison
with the record of any people in the his- e.
tory of the civilized world-until today
the wealth of the southern people ex
ceeds in value the total wealth of all the
people of the United States in the year
The people of the South are in undis
puted control of their respective State
governments. and are administering
their affairs in wisdom, moderation and
justice, in such fashion as to challenge
favorable comparison with the best con
ditions of our State in the best days of
our republic In this condition of our
affairs, our own Associate Justice C. A.
Woods, in his address to the Bar Asso
ciation of North Carolina states our duty
"The task of this generation is to re
gain our political freedom, to take part
"in the national and international ques
"tions to choose between the policies of
"national parties, to participate in the
j "government of the United States, to
"possess the moral and intellectual cul
"ture which comes from discussion and
"responsibility, and to do our part along
"with our fellow citizens of other sec
"tions, in council and in action for the
"advancement of our common country.
"The attainment of this end, without
"the impossible condition of racial mix
"ture in politics and society, is calling
"for the exercise of the best powers of
"every patriot in the South; and the
"necessity to attain it is sinking deeper
"and deeper into the convictions of every
Thus we have a true statement of the
task which lies before us; and I declare
it to be true, that our southern people
have struggled as no people ever strug
gled before to discharge the duties that
devoled upon them as becomes loyal
American citizens and p~atriots. But at
every stage of our progress, since we
laid down our arms and furled our ban-4
ner at Appomattox, we have been im-4
peded and embarrased and loaded down
with unnatural and unjustifiable condi
tions, by the reconstruction measures of
congress, and by the fourteenth and fif
teenth Ame inments to the Constitution.
Thus upon the threshold of the as
sumption of our task, and at every step
of our career since that day. we have ,i
been confronted by the question which4
I shall discuss before you this evening.4
Whether a huuse divided in itself can 3
stand, one half white and the other4
This question is akin to the question a
propounded by Mr. Lincoln a half cen-4
tury ago; and is worthy of the best
thought of the wisest men of the times.4
Without a wise and just solution of this4
question, there can be no permanent
peace in our southern homes, and no4
abiding prosperity in our southern land.4
-God grant that we shall have no such
conditions in the next fifty years as we4
have had in the last fifty yer.rs; and God4
grant that the solution of this question
shall be found in the wisdom of our sons,
and not to be hdard in the roar of their4
guns. That this shall be so should be the
dream of the statesman and prayer of
I believe that we can solve this ques-4
tion in peace and in honor, and to the4
perpetuity of our Institutions.4
Preliminary to the discussion of this
question, I will state the reasons of the
faith that inspires the conviction, which4
animates my souil and dominates my
brain, and then I will lay broad the
foundations upon which the solution4
In every epoch of American history,4
the southern people have bravely met
every issue and wisely solved every
problem, that they have confronted; and4
I cherish the abiding faith that our sons4
will likewise meet andl solve the issues
and problems wh ich may comnfront them.4
When we were under the dominion of4
the Mother Country, and it was de
manded that we should submit to the
tatin. "- wa th1oc o arc
ene otem t pedge heriead
acdionof taxatiok thou Brsen-oke
ioners ina the evoe of wastic
penry ThsJero-a southern man, ta ie h
soulsicf the Dmecaran ol Ithden
ence watitenpeg hi livesfied
ared hcvilze torak the ristion yoe
the Aerin theoeda. It was ther
nof os. ashinrtona southern man,
that led the armies of the colonies 4
against the greatest odds that men ever
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Copytiahted 1S9 by
SCHLOSS BROS. & CO
fime C1ashes Makers
Ud1fImorc and iew York
The prices we have on our Clothing are the biggest money
.ving event ever offered the people of this section. You can see
r prices, and then the goods they repi esent, then compare them
th the regular retail prices that is all that is necessary to con
nee. Comparison is th? only true test of value, our aim in busi
ss is to treat all customers in such a manner that they will come
rain, and come often.
The Shoes for the new season are ready for your choosing.
ny particularly good thing in a Shoe that you may be wanting,
-e right sure to find here. Crossett Shoes comes to us from the
akers that best know how. Everything in high or low c.ut
odels. Patent. Colt and Vici Gun Metal, Calf, and other good
athers, conservative styles. the extreme natty models.
2.50, $3.00, $3.50, $4.00. $4.50 and $5.00.
We don't expect to sell all the Shoes sold in town, but we
cpect to sell and do sell the best Shoes sold in town.
Dry Goods Department.
Special prices throughout this department.
Percal. the yard, 9c. Wash Fabric, the yard, 6c.
Curtain Swiss, the yard- 5c., 10c. and 12 1-2c.
Good Ginghams. the yard, 9c. Good Lawn, the
yard, 4 1.2c. Victor Madras, the yard, 9c. Gal
atea. all colors, the yard, 15c. and 20c. Black
Lawn, the yard, 10c. Bordered Muslins, -the yaid,
7 1-2c. Dress Linens all shades, the yard, 20c.
and 25c. Pillow Tubing, the yard, 20c. Cham
bray, the yard, 8 1-3c. Good Bleach, 6c., 8 1-Sc.
and 10c. Calico, the yard, 5c., 6c., etc.
Everything in Silks, Wool Goods, Serges. -Mohair,
Sheeno Silk, Flaxon, Lingerie, Linen, Linenette,
Check Dimities, Long Cloth, Nainsook. Umbrel
las, Parasols, Ladies' Waist, Embroideries, Laces,
. Hose, Gloves, Belts, 'Ribbons, Belting, Rugs,
Fans, Handkerchiefs, Etc.
Read the above prices and consider for yourself that this is
2e place to buy -your goods. Six bargain days to the week.
omething doing everyday.
The Young Reliable,
J. H. RI B .
There's Not a Home*
Sthat don't need something in Furniture. Now is your
Stime. Why should you miss such a rare opportunity?
SThere is no use giving prices on paper in this line. It
Smust be seen to appreciate and to be convinced.(
Our. Furniture Department is full of pretty articles. C
SThe early buyer gets the choice. Don't be slow, come in
Stime, get your pick.
'X)RNER. McLE~OD BLOCK.