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THE PICKENS SENTINEL
PstBLISHED WEEKLY Entered April P E19N3 at PSkes S. C. a second cJ mail maer under t 1NR
Established 1871-Volume 42 PICKENS, S. C.. JUNE 20, 912UBR8
MR. GONZALES IS
AN AMERICAN
For the First Time itar
State Gives History of His
Family in Reply to Attacks
Mr. W. E Gonzales, in a re
cent communication to the
Winnsboro News and Herald,
in answer to an attack made on
Mr. Gonzales by Mr. Johnson,
for the first time gives the his
tory of his family, which shows
that he is an American and a
South Carolinian. It has been
the pet scheme of many politi
cians, Ewhen opposed by The
State, to call the editor of that
paper a "renegade Cuban." The
part of the letter which refers
to his family, only. is given. and
is as follows:
"I have never before made
reference to lineage; it is rarely
done with good taste. I neither
lean upon nor admire those who
go for support or shelter to fam
ily trees. No favors have been
asked by us of South Carolina
on account of family history,
military service or otherwise.
None will be. But since false
hood has been told by the sena- t
tor from Fairfield county, it is
the right of the people of that
county to know the truth.
While Cuba has contributed
to the world men whose names S
would honor the roll of patriots
of any country, I am a South
Carolinian; a South Carolinian
by right of 250 years' reside-ce
of my people; bound to its soil
and to the loftiest sentiments of
the state by their honorable 8
part in every *epoch of colonial f
and State history, including the ,
signing of the Declaration of In t
dependence. Lands coming to t
them as grants from: the lords
proprietors are theirs today. My c
great grandfather, William El
liott, whose name was given to
n
me, was, according to O'Don- A
nell's standard work, "History
of Cotton," the grower of the
V
"first successful crop of cotton
in South Carolina," in 1790. A
hundred years previous to 1790t
that cotton-grower's great
grandfather was planting in
South Carolina, but a little later
was "a member of the colonialt
assembly."
Fifty-odd years ago, when my
father, then long a citizen~ of
the United EStates. land-owner
and slave-holder in South Caro
lina, and carrying scars of bat
in the glorious cause of liberty,
volunteered for South Carolina's.
war against the United States.
there was no cry of "Cuban!"
When he, with others of the
staff, was publicly thanked by'
Gen. Beauregard for service at
the reduction of Fort Sumter.1
none cried "Cuban!"r
WThen he was chief of artil
lery for Soath Carolina, Georgia
end glorida, and built forts and
personally got cannon to mount
in them to protect our long coast
line from the enemy's menacing
fleets, the only cry I find record
ed in the press of that day in re
gard to him was one of thank- ~
fulness that the energy and the
skill of A. J. Gonzales were be- ~
tween the people of the interior C
and the would-be invaders. At
half century ago, when he was,
by appointment, the personal
representative of the governor of
South Carolina in military af
fairs on the coast of this state,1
it was not as a "Cuban."
When A. J. Gonzales surren
dered at Greensboro-three
weeks after Appomnattox-as
colonel of artillery. Con federate
States army, chief of artillery
of Hardee's corps and acting
chief of artillery of Joseph E.
Johnson's army, and began that
weary march through desola
tion toward the' stark chimneltys
where his home had been on~ the
coast of South Carolina before
$herman's raiders applied the
torch and left gaunt want to oc
cupy the count y behind them,
I do not believe. Mr. Editor,
there was one Southern Er of
that period so despicable as to
yelp "Cuban" at the Confede
ate soldier who freely offered
his life to the Southern Cause
and uncomplainingly lost in that1
cause all that a man of honor
may los.e.
William E. Gonzales
Columbi, May 27."
FOR SALE orexchange--A
good horse for milk cows. .
D. B. Finnev,
Not Guilty in Hawkins Case
Hendersonville. -The verdict
)f not guilty as to the seven de
endants tried for the killing of
'le !Hawkins. whose body
found in Lake -Osceola on
september 10, was greeted with
i Lwild demonstration by a
:rowded court room when the
>risoners and some of their
riends shouted with joy and
eaped to the 12 farmer jurors,
hom they kissed and embrac
ad in the moment of extreme
,enseness.
The defendants, Dan McCall.
mid-daughter. Mrs. Beatrice _Mc
,all and husband, Abner Me
Jall, George and Boney Brad
ey, and Mles(aies Lizzie Shaft
mid Nora Britt, were found not
ruilty, thus living .the oft-re
)eated question, "Who killed
lyrtle Hawkins" unIanswered I
tnd the mystery intensified. I
Terra Firma Shaken
Columbia, June 12.-Hun
Ireds of Columbians were awak
ned from their early morning t
lumbers Wednesday by a series
f earthquake 'hocks that oc
urred about 5 o'clock. The
hocks came within five seconds t
nd the majority of persons who
ave their experiences were of
he opinion that the number of
aves was three. There were
everal residents who were firm
n the belief that they felt four.
Zegardless of the number of
hocks, Columbians were con
-inced that the trembling of the
arth was no product of the im
,gination. One resident of the
.orthwestern part of the city
aid he was awake when the
hocks came and his bed was
aken quite distinctly. Entire
amilies reported having felt the
r
juake, so there is no doubt but
iat Columbia was visited by
4e outer edge of a great seismic
isturbance which had as the
enter of its wave-likt motion a
pot somewhere far at sea or J
iiles below the eaith's surf ace.
L study of the map showing the
ther places where similar shock
ere felt at the same time ind
ates that the center of i Lstur
ance must have been far off
be Atlantic coast.
The unusual morning alarm^
ras not confined to Columbia,.
s nearby towns reported that
hey felt the shock at about the
ame time Columbia wvas under
:oing her startling experiences.
. visitor from Eastover report
d that he and others there had
>een early aroused by the shak
n of the earth, which mani
ested itself in the rattling of
vindow panes and in one in
tance articles on a mantelpiece
roduced a tingling noise as the
esult of the trembling of the1
Louse.
The shocks were also distinct.
y felt at Spartanburg, Newber
y, Charleston and other places
a this State. and in Brunswick,
Lugusta and other places in t
teorgia.
Grace Will Recover
Newnan, Ga.-Eugene H.
-race, who was mysteriously
hot in his home in Atlanta last -a
larch and who has sin-e b~een
artially paralyzed, has been 21
perated on for- the r-enmoval of
he bullet supp.Aed to have sov
red his spinal cord. The ball
cas not removed, but it was
ound that the spinal cord( wt sL
ot severed, nor was the bulleOt
the spinal column. It wasj
mbedded in one of the verte
>rae, causing it to press agaiinst
he cord, resulting in paralysis.
Irace showed no bad e~fects
'rom the operation and is ex-I
ected to recover.
A Reunion
Two little unknown boys, who
;urvived the wreck of the Ti
anic, have been kept for the
ast month at the home of th.
'hildren's society. Being too
counn to tell anything of their.
aarents or' residence, it was sup
po~sed that their mother and fa
iher were lust, but diligent was i
he sear-ch to find some' relative
r friend of the' littl V n's.
Pictur.es of the little waif- ap
peared in the Europeatn papers
and were seen by Mar'elle Na
vatrie. (Without wvaitinu to
communicate with the k et per
of the children, she took pdesagr
on the Oceanic for New York,
and on her arrival hurrie'd to the
home that sheltered her children
Kneeling with her arms about
the; she cried, "mes infants:
N TWO RING
CAMPAIGN
Ca-jdidates for U. S. Senate and
State Officers to Have
Separate Campaigns.
Ihe State l),mocratic Execu
tive (ommin ittee met in Columbia
last week and fixed the assess
mients for the candidates enter
ng the State campaign, and de
-ided upon a separate itinerary
For Iie candidates for the United
States senate, congress and
olicitor. The itinerary for the
Sate officers was mapped out
it a meeting of a subcommittee, 1
ield here several days ago.
lie constitutional provision of i
he part y that a separate cai- I
>aigin be held where there is
nore than one candidate in the
-ace for the United States senate
vas cited by F. H. Dominick, i
nember of the executive com- i
nittee from Newberry county. I
f t -r some discussion a resolu- i
ion providing for the senatorial f
:apaign was adopted by the
ommittee and the subcommit
ee was authorized to prepare
he itinerary.
The following assessments for
All candidates in the campaign
vere fixed by the committee:
United States senate $250, 6
onress S200, governor $100,
ailroad commission $75, State
flicers, S50, solicitors $50.
It is estimated that over $4,100
ill be required for the campaign
n1 upon the above assessments i
bout 84.600 will be raised. The
rst campaign meeting will be
eld at Sumter next Tuesday.
ohn Gary Evans, the State 1
hairman, announced the ap
ointment of Christe Benet of
'olombia as secretary of the
xecutive committee.
The senatorial campaign will 2
pen in Columbia on Tuesday,
une 25, and wiill close in Aiken 2
n August 23. The separate
ampaign was made necessary 2
ocause two candidates have al
-ady filed their pledges for the
nited States Senate. They T
r Jasper WV. Talbert of Parks
ille. in Edgefild county, and
. B. Dial of Laurens. Senator (
'illman is in the race for re-elec- r
ion, but he will not make the .i
anvass of the State. The can 9
idatecs for congress in the var- c
us districts and the candidates t
or solicitor of the several cir.. C
uits will speak on the same
av with the candidates for the
enate.
It was decided yesterday by
he executive committee not to
eturn the assessments to candi- ~
ates who withdraw from the
ace after filing their ph-dlges. C
0l pledges must be filed by
ext Monday at noon. the day
efoe the State campaign opens.
The following itinerary was
ecided upon at a meeting oft
he subcommittee for the cani
idates for the United States,
enate, congressman and solici
Colubia-Tuesday, June 25
St.. Matthe vs -Wednesday,
une tW,.
Ora ngeburg-Thursday, June
St. George-Friday, June 28.
Bamb erg-Satu rday, June 29.
Sumter-Tuesday, July 2.
Bishopville-Wednesday, July
D aingtonl -Thursday, July
Beniest ville-Friday July 5.*
Ches ~terie~ld-Saturday, July
Florence-Tuesday, July 9.
I illon -Wednesday, July 10.
Marion-Thursday, July 11.
Conway-Friday, July 12.
Georgeton-Saturday, July
K igsteeTuesday, July 16.
Maning--Wednesday, July
Monk5 Corner-Thursday,
July 18.
Charlesbtn-F~riday. July 19.~
Walterboro--Saturday, July
Beaufrt-Tuesday, July 23
Ridgand-Wdnesdlay, July
Ham pton--Thursday, July 25.
Banwell-Friday, July 26.
Ne wbry --Monday, July 29.
1 ;iren -uesday, July 30.
Gren wod - WA e d n e s d a y,
.Julv :1.
Abbeville-Thursday, August
Anderson-Friday, August 2.
Walh11l-Sturnin August
Choice of Vice-President
Baltimore.-National Com
mitteeman Josephus Daniel has
started a movement to bring
about the nomination for vice
president of the man who stands
second for the presidential nom
ination on the final ballot.
Mr. Daniel said the Baltimore
convention should be a repeti
tion of 1884. when the ticket
was Cleveland and Hendricks,
both of who:i were candidates
for the pre sidency.
He said that none of the can
lidates for president would say
At this time t at they would ac
:ept the nomination for vice
president, but declared that af
er the final ballot on the presi
lential nomination the second
ian should be appealed to to
ake the vice-presidential place
is a duty to the Democratic
)arty.
Mr. Daniel says the party can
1ot take any chances on nomi
iating a small man for the vice
)residency, but must put with
ts presidential preference a man
or vice-president who is big
nough to be president and who
vill represent some of the plank
vhich the Democrats will put
nto the platform.
Pickens-Monday, August 5. 1
Greenville-Tuesday, August f
t
Spartanburg-W e d n e s d ay, j
Lugust 7. |
Union-Thursday, August 8. c
Gaffney-Friday, August 9. C
Yorkville -Tuesday, August a
3. t
Lancaster-Wednesday, Au- N
st 14. t
Camden -Thursday, August P
5. le
Chester-Friday. A igust 16. a
Winnsborro- S:ttt rday, Au-|t
list 17. 1
Lexington--T-aestday, August t
. t
Saluda--Wednesda. August
1. s
Edgefield--Thursday. August v
2.I
Aiken--Friday. August 23.. s
- - m. .-- I1
he Palmer's Behind the Bars.|t
s
Greenville. J. B. Palmer andi
has. B. Palmer have been re
loved from Greenville county jg
i to the Atlanta federal g
rison, and Lou i8elcher was
arried to the State peni
ntiary at Columbus, all being
onvicted of the murder of
Tnited States Marshall Corbin I
r Oconee county about a year ~
,go. Robert Belcher, a son of
aou 3elcher, is now in the peni- ~
entiary, having been previously 1
onvicted. T~he o'Ecer who
was killed had gone to the home
f the Palmers to serve a war
ant charging them with, dis
ruction of a rural mail box.
Back in the mountains of
orth Carplina is a lone womnan,
he sole mem~ber of the family1
hat is not in prison. Sh~e was
red for murder, but "came
lear." It is a sad story-the
rials and tribulations of this
amily, She is Alethea Palmer.
The crime of which the Palm
r and Beichers were convicted,
hei suibs equent arrest and trial
i the St.ite court, the pardon
ng of two of them by Gov.
slease, their rearrest by order
f the department of justice
nd trial and conviction in the
ederal court ut Greenville form
4ne of the most romatic chapters
n the criminal ;2nnlals of upper
southi Carolina,
In Memory of Little 0. K.
The death angel crept into the
1me of Mrs. Attaway Gilstrap.
nd took away their darling lit
le son, 0. K., aged 10 months
nd 15 days.
The little crib is empty now,
I'he little clothes laid by;
A mother's hope, a father's joy
[ death's cold arms doth lie.
Go, little pilgrim, to youw dome
Dn onder blissful shore:
We miss thee here but soon
Sad parting will be no more.
We loved him: yes, we did.
But God loved him best,
And in his infinite wisdom
Took our darling home to rest."
May God bless the heart brok
en parents
Loved One.
The Catholics of Walhalla
and vicinity have purchased a
lot on which they will soon be
gin the erection of a church
whic will not cos les than
PICKENS BOYS
AS "CONFEDS"
Experiences and Record of Our
Own Men in the War.
From time to time The Senti
nel desires to give its readers a
brief story of the trials, exper
iences, conflicts and victories of
the men who helped to make the
history of the South in the war
between the States. We call
upon any and all to find some
ld soldier and write the story
f his life during the great
truggle and send it to us for
publication. If no one will do
his it will be a pleasure to the
Aditor to do the writing for any
>ld soldier who will come to
;his office.
This week we are delighted to
dive a short story o1 the career
)f one who is known to almost
wery citizen in the county.
[his sketch was prepared by
iis daughter. Miss Florence
owen, at the request of the
ocal chapter U. D. C. and con
titutes a part of their records.
IOBERT A. BOWEN.
In Oct. 1861 Robert A. Bowen, d
t the age 6f 17, left his home, 14
vhich was situated near the b
oot of Glassy Mountain, to go b
o the battle front. His blood S
vas bounding with the quick u
hrob of war and with the eves
f youth he saw nothing but a
rowning laurels of victory f:
head. There was no sadness in h
hat home when this young man 0
vent forth to fight for his coun- 13
ry, they were glad to have him b
:o. His father was too old to f,
nter service, but two sons had C
ready gone ahead and now h
hat the third was gone their v
Learts swelled with pride that 0
hey had three sons defending D
heir own loved Southland. e
My father was mustered into f
ervice at Old Pickensville. He b
vent from there toSullivan's 0
sland where they remained h
everal months, then on to il
ichmond and were stationed il
here ,ne month before entering
er - re, They did no actual fight
ag~ until the battle of Frazier's
arm, This Brigade was the
rt to open fire, it was a fiercer
attle, causing Areat slaughter '
mong our men. My father
vas struck by a bomb shell, '
vhich completely destroyed his '
:un and severely wvounded his
ight hand. Here he was in 4he
idst of a fea- ful battle with nio f
veapon with which to fight and t
tis hand torn and bleeding, but b
te was not ready to give up. It 4
Las been told me by one of his '
:omrades that he wgmed up ~
and down the 1Me af men urg- 1
ng thenm oX4 and begging them (
iot to give bach, best pretty son t
hey were compefled to retreat t
is the enemy had turned their I
atteries broadside and were '
imply mowing our men down. 1
s they moved back a jball t
~truck my father in the hip r
which felled him to the ground. I
le managed to get up, seeing a t
iouse near by and believing I
iimself seriously wounded he <
rent to the rear of it, finding a f
:ellar door open he crept in, lay
iown and was not able to move 4
gain, This cellar was full of<
nen, some wounded, some dy
ng, and some just cowards hid
ng from shot and shell, some
ankees were among them too.
All the afternoon he lay suf-]
~ering agonies, and not knowing
,he extent of his injuries, he i
~ould hear the mighty roar of
attle outside and at one time 1
ie knew that the northern arn 1
was between him and hip, @d
aut they wege reguised about
aight ari driven from the field,1
hus anking the South victo
Col. IR. E. Bowen was Captain
> my father's company at that
me. At the close of the battle
de went over the field hunting
his wounded men, he would
call out the name of his com
pany and his men would
answer, as he neared this old
house what a welcome sound it
was to my father to hear that
familiar voice sing out "Com
pany E., S. C. Regiment," he
aswered as best he could but
could not make himself heard
above the groans and shrieks of
pain from those around him in
the cellar. He begged those
arond him to help him answer,
to answer for him, but no one
knew him and paid him no at
entin, the voie came narer.
Felder Doesn't Fear Blease
Upon his return from Chica
go Friday Tom Felder gave thE
Journal a statement, in which
he declared his indifference to
the threats of !Gov. Blease, of
South Carolina, to have him ar
rested and taken from the train
if he travels through the Pal
metto State with the Geo;gia
delegation to Baltimore.
"I go and come when I please
aid Mr. Felder. "I am abso
utely unconcei ned at this latest
)ffort of Blease to obtain cheap
political notoriety. It is noth
ng more or less than clap-trap.
[ will attend the convention in
3altimore, and I will go with
;he-lelegation.
"There's nothing in the char
ces Blease and his henchmen
tave brought against rie. This
vas clearly demonstrated last
all when the grand jury in his
ome county. by a vote of 11 to
, returned no bill on the war
ant taken out against me.
"I am perfectly indifferent t6
Ilease and his threats, I will
,ttend to his case In the not dis
ant future."
assed, and faded away in the
istance and he knew he was
ft unfound, helpless, and per
aps dying, all his bravery and
ouyancy left him now and de
pair settled upon him, he gave
p to 4i.
But 4 better fate awaited him,
bout ten o'clock that night his
riends found him and carried
Im to the field hospital. The
ext day he was carried to Rich-'
iond, his wound was found to
e in a dreadful condition, his
%ther was telegraphed for, he
me at once and brought with
im Dr. John Field and in two
reeks they carried him home
n a stretcher, but it was
onths before he could walk
en with the aid of crutches.
'or several years he carried this
ullet imbedded in his hip bone,
L souvenir from the yankees)
e finally h td it removed by go
ig to Charleston and undergo
ig a painful operation.
The Year of Jubilee.
Jerry Moore, the prize corn
iser of Florence county, has
ron another prize. The last
rize will no doubt be worth
iore to himthan the first. He
ron it through the study of
die Bible.
There are .many candidates
or office iii all the connties,
hie politicial machinery should
e lubricated with the best
uality of mental and intellect
al oil. So every candidate
nd eyery yoter is urged to
earn all be can about the year
f Jubilee as it Is discribed in
he Bible, This is the year for
he expert mixer, whether he
>e candidate or voter. If the
roter is alowed a half chance,
ie will be kind and affable as
he candidate. He rarely shows
esentment unless cornered by a
nan for whom he is not going
o vote. A candidate who will
em up a voter in such style
ught to be exempted by law
rom running for office, Be
ides there are so many smooth
r and easier ways- of finding
ut the real state of the voter's
nind.
The unparalleled example of
['aft and Roosevelt will not pre
rail among the contestants in
Pickens county.
In the normal quiet state of
olitics which this county now
mjoyes seventy five per cent of
he voters wouM much rather
ga g endidate say nice things
about his opponent.~ It shows a
dncere desire to malke things
pleasant.
Enyy, jealousy, r'esentment
re as contagious as measles
md small pox and cause about
i bad a taste in the mouth.
I could tell you all about this
ear of Jubilee but it will do
ou ten times more good to look
it up and study yourself. No
description of a beautiful land
cape can give the reader the
full message that he would get
from looking on it himself. The
beauty and. programme of the
flowers, the music of the birds
and the brooks would give him
a physical and mental thrill
that can come in no other way.
The landscape would touch
every fiber of his sensibilita
and thus be sure to reach hi!
soul.
lof the candidates ani
., votrshould absori
"I CAN TRACE THI
GRAFT TO THE
G OVE R NOR'S
OFFICE"--Grace
Charleston, June 13. When
asked today :-bout the report of
the service of a subpoena upon
him to testify about graft c&n
ditions in Charleston counry in
the enforcement of the dispen
sary law, 'Mayor Grace stat~d
that he had not yet received the
subpoena to appear before the
dispensary investigating com
mi"tee but that he would will
ingly accept service aindis ready
to tell what he knows, when he
is called upon.
"I wrote the editorial in Com
Sense regarding the graft con
ditions in Charleston," said
Mayor Grace, and I have no de
sire to avoid the responsibility
for anything that I have said.
I am ready to sustain every
thing that I wrote.
"If I am subpoenaed I will
tell the grounds on which the
article was based and I am sure
that those who hear the state
ment will agree with him in the
con lusions which I have reach
ed. I can prove that graft ex
ists in Charleston and I will say,
as I have stated on several prev
ious occasions, that I can trace,
the graft to the govern's office
at Columbia,
this spirit of thi f Jubilee,
the county would enjo a
ightful and profitable campaign
of education.
The study is earnestly recom
mended to the women of the
ounty and state, for the obvious
reason, their company is so
ften sought and so much en
joyed by the men who may get
by proxy the prize for which
they are too lazy to seek by per
sonal application.
When this plan of campaign
is started right-in the counties,
it may soon reach the State
House and then the White
ouse. Politics would thus be
ome, if not nrofitable, a thing
f beauty and a joy forever.
Julius E. Boggs.
ackson's Will and the Silver
Vase
The prevalent idea that Gen.
Andrew Jackson, seventh presi
dent of the United States
and 'a South Carolinian born,
willed the massive silver vase.
presented to him by the women
of Charleston and other towns,
and the oil painting, represent
ing the American minister to
Mexico unfurling the American
flag in the face of a Mexican
mob, which the citizens of his
native State gave him, to the
last survivor of the Palmetto
regiment which served gallant
ly through the Mexican war,
proves upon investigation to be
correct.
The clause in Gen. Jackson's
will relating to the disposition
of the picture and vase follows
in fullh
"The large silver vase present
ed to me by the ladies of Caries
ton, South Carolina, my native
State, with the picture repre
senting the unfurling of the
American Banner, presented to
me by citigens of South Caro
lina, when it was refused to be
accepted by the United States
Senate, I leave in trust to my
son, A. Jackson, Jr., with direc
tions that should our happy
country not be blessed with
peace, an event not always to
'be expected, he will at the close
of war, or end of the conflict,
present each of said articles of
inestimable value, to that pat
riott residing in the city or
State from which they were
presented who shall be adjudged
by his countrymen, or the
ladies, to have been most valient,
in defense of his country, and
countries rights."
At the close of the Mexican
war it became incumbent upon
someone to bestow the vase and
picture upon the most valieni
patriot. Robt. F. W. Allstor
was governor of South Caro
lina from 1856 to 1858. H<
wrote to Andrew Jackson, Jr.
calling attention to the provi
sions of his foster-father's will
Young Jackson realized th<
difficulties of selecting the
)avest man in the regimen
and agreed readily to Governor
Allston's proposition that the.
vase and pizture be given to the
association of survivors of the
Palmett', regiment in trust for.
the last survivor. His letter to
Gov. Allston bears: date of April
3, 1858, and was written from
Memphis, Teiin.
Gov. Allston issued a pro
clamation on May 4. 1858,
which set forth the terms' of
Gen. Jackson's bequest and the
manner in which the execut6r
of his estate, his adopted son,
had agreed that they be carried
out..
The proclamation specifig
that when the Palmetto associa
tion dwindled down to one
member he should become the
possessor of the vase and picture
provided he were a citizen: of
South Carolina and resided
within its borders.
The vase and picture were ac
cordingly presented to the presi
dent of the Palmetto association
by Gov. Allston, to be held in
trust for the last survivor. The
two heirlooms were preserved
by the presidents of the associa
tion in safety until Sherman
burned Columbia. Capt. Wit-l
liam B. Stanley of Columbia.
was then president of the Pa
metto association. The paint.
ing of the flag scene was han
ing on his wall ind wascon
samed in the fire.' which d
stroyed his hous.e. Capt.' Stan
'ey gave the vase to a faithful
negro who buried it to keep it
out of the clutches of the
Yankees.
After the war ended, the vase
passd into thehandsof the ires
'Ant Of the association.
in weeis said to have
been a meeting etie P
association, at w
was voted to the State. If this
action were taken the survivors
must have agreed that the
Jackson vase was too valuable
to be given into the keeping of
any one man, as it might meet
a fate similar to that of the
picture. No record 'of the meet
ing of the Palmetto association
in 1900 is available or known to
be extant.
Under the terms of Governor
Allston's proclamation, there
are only two men now living
who could lay claim to the
Jackson vase. They are'Mat
thew B. Stanley of Marion
county and James A. McKee of
Pickens couity, the sole sur
vivors of the Palmetto regiment
who are citizens of South Caro
lina and reside within the bor
ders of the State.
Three other veterans of the
Mexican war who served in the
Palmetto regiment are George
H. Abney of Clay, Miss., J. ,J.
Martin of East Point, Ga., John
Williams of Downs, Kansas.
There may be other sust
of the Palmetto regiment living
in' Texas, since a number of
them left South Carolina at the
close of the war and settled in -
the Lone Star State.
The Jackson vase is now in
the office of the historioal comn
mission of South Carolina in the
State house. It is kept in a
lass vase with several of the
silver medals awarded to pri
vates in the Palmetto regiment
by the general assembly.
On the vase is engraved
"Presented by the Ladies of
South Carolina to Major General
Andrew- Jackson to W. B. Stan
ley, Pres. of Palmetto Associa
tion in trust for the last survi
vor." The vase was manufac- ~
tured by Gardiner.& Fletcher of
Philadelphia.
Winthrop College
Scholarship md Entrance Exam
ination
The examination for the award of va
cant scholarships in Winthrop College
and for tha admison of new students
will be held at the County Caurt House,
on Friday, July 5, at 9 a. m. Appli
cants must be not lees than fiteen years
of age. When Scholarships are vacant
after July 5 they will be awarded to
those making the highest average at
this examninafion, provided they meM!
the conditiods governing the awiud.
Applicants for scholarships shenlil write
to President Johnson before the examn
nation for Schojarship axamination
blanks.
Scholarships are worth $100 and free
tuition. The next session will open
-September 18, 1912. Fcr further infor
mation and catalogue, addrets Pres. D.
B. Johnson, Rock Hill. 8, C.
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135 acres. 1.0 room dwelling,
.Fine cotton land, Good peach
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