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VOL. 1.] EASLEY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1884.
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MFsSENGEn, Easld, S. C.
ONE DEAR LITTLE WOMAN.
One dear little woman,
With her eyes true blte,
A face like the sunlight,
And breath like the (lew.
A wealth of brown hair,
That has no need of art,
So merry, yet earnest,
Possesses my heart.
No angel or fairy
This darling of mine,
But one quite as human
As she is divine.
With hands just as busy
As busy can be,
This d(ear little woman
So precious to m119.
She may have a will
Of her own, it is true
She gives mc adIvice
As our way we pursue,
Rut her judgement is good.
And sh's oft in the riglit,
The cear little womni
Who keeps my home briglht.
She flits through the liouso
Like the sunshine eacl (lay,
And home is not home
When my darling's awaiy.
'1'he bird in his cage
Will not sing when sle's gone,
The (ear little woman
My heart so (Iotes on.
Some say it Is magic,
Sonic say it, is love,
I know it's the tter, -
And pure from above.
I promised to eherish
And love till I (lied,
The dear little womnan
My helpmeet, my bride.
Turns Ils Attentiona to Military
What a pleasant thing it is-the1
re-union of' army comrades, 1 be
lieve there are muore of the~m both
North and South this ye'ar than
any year since the war. Thei'c is'
a sadi,8weet pleasure about it, and
there is nothing wrong or' demor-1
alizing, and I hope the boys in
blue and the boys in gragy will
keel) it up as long ats there isa
quorum left The quorums 'of
some of the companies are.getting
very small, for. there is an enemy
be human life that is sure of his
mark than cannon ball or shot or
iell. Old father time Is slow, but
lie is sure. Speaking of quoruns
reminds me of a faithful soldier, a
Jew, a very humble and patient
Jew, who joined a company from
Rome and was received under pro
best, for he was frail and feeble,
ind had never made any demon
tration of courage or patriotism.
rihat man hardly ever saw any
bing--rarcly smiled even at the
Damp-fire jokes, but he was as true
as steel. He never went to hospi
tal, never asked for a furlough,
niever was well, never was sick,
never straggled on the march, nev
er missed a battle, and never boast
Dd of anything he did. I remem
ber that when his company were
badly cut up and badly demoral
ized and a force march was order
ed, the regiment was suddenly
halted for review, and when his
company was called for to be in
spected the faithful Jew stepped
forward and presented arims.
"Where is company, Mr. Jones ?"
said the commanding offier. Jo
nas made an humble salute and re
plied, "Colonel I ish de kumbuy."
I was ruminating over thesethings
the other day when I was in ainks
County and heard that the Banks
Coui) ggards were tiN.have a re
nio 1 wish I could have stay
Ad to see it and enjoy it. I recall
1he time when tl' Banks County
hUards made suiIa sensation in
.he Virginia army on account of
,Ihe peculiar politeness of their
'aptain. Captain Candler was a
.orn Chesterfield. and neither the
'ules nor the rigor of war could
shake or modify his instinctive po
iteness. "Gentlemen of the Banks
nounty Guards, you will please to
"Gentlemen of the Banks Coun
y Guards I thought that I order
%d you to look to the right and
tress, but doubtless you (lid niot
iear me, so I will i'epeat' the or
ier, gentle men of tihe Banks Coun
y Guards you will please look to
he right and dress."
"Gentlemen of the Banks Coun
~y Guards, I have just received a
~ommunication from Col. Semmes'
~ying that h~e will send Maj. Hiar
'is down at 2 'clock to exercise
rou1 in the drill and tacties. I
would1 like to ask you gentlemen if
t is you pleasure to be drilled lby
H ajor H-arris?'
Bill Chaston says thati aboutthis
imne a great big bearded private
who was a bell weather Amiong tile
oys and was leaning up against a'
ree, locked'his arms over his head
uid gaped and yawned as he rea
)lied, "no capting I don't believeI
kel like dr'illing t his e'venig. We9
will let the colonel know when'We
feel like it."
Military terms and military tac
tios were altogether unknown to
the mountaineers and their officees,
but they did the best they could
and were always ready for a fight.
When Captain Candler wanted his
company to advance a few paces
to the front he always said "Gen
tlemen of the Banks County Guards
I will thank you to stel) this way."
But in due time they became fa
miliar with right oblique and file
left and counter-march a nd ch arge
and fix bayonets and all the other
orders except fall ba -k and retreat,
and no company in Col. Semmes'
comimand stood higher for courage
an 1 patriotism than the Banks
County Guards. Long may the
rennant live to honor their coun
try, and long may Captain Candler
live to command them in peace as
faithfully as he did in war.
I see that many of the regiments
have presented their banners, their
tattered and torn and faded ban
ners, and it is now lawful for the
boys to plant the old- colors in their
midst and do homag'e to them and
there are none to molest or make
TL'hat is a good sign, a sign of
returning reason in the minds of
our masters. I remember well
when it was not tolerated. I re
member when the young folks of
Rome had some tableaux in this
city hall to raise ingney to put the
pows back. in- the churches, the
pews that Shornittn's men had ta
ken out to nake6 pontoons of and
kindle their camp firea. They had
a battle scene on the stage and set
up an old confederate flag in the
corn , .
DO la Vesa was there, the com
mandant ofthe post. He was half
French and half Spanish, half fool
half dog and would have made a
splendid priest in old Spanish in
quisition. When he saw the flag
he left the hall in a tower of rage.
Next morning he put all the prom
inent persons connected with the
tableaux under arrest and1 threat
ened to put the girls in jail, but he
I was lord mayor' of the little
town at that time and as in duty
bound1( wrote to General George. H.
Thlomas at Louisville,. Ky., and
told him frankly about it and ask
ed foir the discharge of the young
The r'ely that I received in due
time reraindw me cf Logan's letter
of acceptance. It is a Splendid
bloody shirt, I have it now before
me and will give an extract just
to show where we stood in Febru
ary, 1.867. I had written hiin as
hnxabhle as a dead nigger. I told
him that our people in Rome had
in good faith accepted the situa
tioni, and the~boys intelepfed no in.
suilt by the display of the flag.
The answer says, "if your peo
ple have ordinary intelligence they
misunderstand their present stat.
us, which is that the rebellion is a
huge crime embodying all the
crimes in the decalogue. It hag
been conquered and disarmed and
its very name emblems are hateful
to the people of the trusted States,
and he must be indeed obtuse who
expects to be allowed to parade
before the eyes of loyal people th at
which they execrate and ablhor.
"Your excusothat the young
men did not know it was wrong is
too puerile to answer. They know
well enough what is right in such
matters without waiting to be
warned by orders from these head
"The sole cause of this oflense
is that the citizens of Rome have
not accepted the situation which i.;
that the eivil war was a rebellion
and those engaged in it are rebels,
and rebellion is treason, and tre as
on is a crime, a heinous one, Ue-.
serving of punishmen and that
you rebels have not been punish
ed is owing to the magnanimity of,
your conquerors,with many of you,
the war is called a revolution and
rebels are called confederates and
loyalists to the union are called
d -i yankees and traitors and
over the whole great crime with its
accursed record of slaughtered he
roes and patriots, you are trying
to throw the gloss of respectabil
"As however, it is pretended by
you that the persons arrested were
so innocent as not to know that it
was wrong for unpunished traitors
to glory in their shame and plant
the symbol of their crime in the
face of the' country they will be
released from confluement wit h th
understanding that no act of treas
on gill hereafter pass unnoticed
and may they and all others prof
it by the lesson they have receiv
ed. Wbi. D. WIrPPTE.
A3st. A djt. Gen.
That is very nice and affection
ate and well calculated to make
good union men of those boys,
wasent it? Thank the Lord we
have survived such bitterness Iand
tyranny, and if it was not for such
men as Logan, who continue to
hate and abuse uts, our whole'coun
try would be at peace.
-~Why is a man who gets shav
ed regularly by a tonsorial artist
a perfect loafer? Because you-can
see his mug in the barber shop
any time you go in.
- -Wives are presumptuous crea
-tures. They. are always asking
for a lock -of their lover's haift be
fore mardigge. and taking it with~.
out asking aifterward -