Newspaper Page Text
Used the World over
No?otlier article of human food
has ever received such em
phatic commendation ior
purity, usefulness and whole*
somencss xrom the most
Royal has always reeei
jived the highest award TAvfecia ^ j
exhibited or tested isn competition^ neg^^P
I PAMELA CUNINGHAM |
Following is a sketch of the life of
Pamela Cuninghnm, read by Mrs.
[Hooks Swygert before the Henry Lau- ?
ons chapter, Daughters of The Ameri
tin Revolution, at its latest meeting:
'Having been appointed by our chap- |
< r to prepare a paper upon Miss Pom- j
?'a Cuninghnm, the founder of the
Mffiinl Vornon Ladies'association, and I
realizing my inability to do justice to
the subject with the limited knowledge
. Knvo of this most estimable woman,
foeg leave to say to our chapter that
It 's largely through the generous aid I
? t her fond nephews. Messrs. Itobt.l
N and Clarence Cunlnghain. that l |
- vc been able to glean some of the
-.dient points connected with the his
'' ry of her life.
'it is always pleasant lo study the
lives of the famous men am! women of
\r country, but especially b ii so of
t 00 of our own little stale; for South!
Carolina lias the honor ol being the
atlvo home of the subject of this'
To attempt to do justice to so re
? rirkablc a woman as Miss Cllhlng
m in a short sketch is w dl nigh
?possible. To tell of the obstacle.-.
- "mounted, the years of discourage
ment and disappolntiiient so bravely
ret, and the joy of the crowning suc
<V ss, would require page upon page.
- can but touch upon some of the
?7ominenl features in the history of
? Ufe, of this Illustrious character.
When on the H"?th of August. 1S??1, a
e baby was born at the manor house
? ' Rosemont plantation, on the left
I. nk of the Saluda, Laurens county,
:i one thought that Hie child was
.irked by destiny to take a distin
guished position among the celebrated
? men of her country, and that her
me, 'Ann Pamela Cuninghnm.'
-add be linked with that of George
? .ishington.' to be remembered as
iong as that immortal's illumined the
iges of history, for, it was through
her inspiration, indomitable energy
? 'd executive ability thai Mount Ver
m, the home of the lather of our
< Uintry, has been preserved in its orig
inal simplicity to posterity in all time
" come as a mecca to the free, the
bravo, the bumble, the cultured, the
rich, the poor, the high, the low, where
11 classes and conditions of men of
nations may stand on holy, neu
The visitor to Mount Vornon will
i ifice from over the mantel of the
South Carolina room, the dining room
>? the sacred mansion, her sweet face
. >oks down upon the passerby as
though it bespoke a welcome to every
r;" and, beneath in letters of bronze,
h< r 1 Ife work is at tested.
Her Home, lioscinont.
In writing a sketch of Miss Cuii
ham. our mind naturally reverts
'- fdd 'Rosemont,' her ancestral home:
orte must inevitably associate this once
beautiful old plnco with her name, for
it was at 'Rosemont' that she conceiv
ed the idea of preserving for the na
lion the home of its first and Uobl-iSl
.IdenL ami within its waits were
formulated the plans which were to
successfully save the home of the
I ithor of our count ry.
The story of how she came to con
Ivo the idea of preserving (his fain
homo for the nation is full of im
est, but the time forbids ono go
P into detail.
However, in days gone by, it was
?? custom (ami perhaps is still), for
ue boats plying up and down the Co
' mac to toll (heir bells upon pass
r?fl Mount Vornon as a requiem to the
'.??'?led personality of the departed
iVoshlngton. On nn occasion one
bright moonlight night in IS"..'! when
the subject of this sketch and her
mother were on their way to consult
? >i eminent physician In behalf of an
111 daughter, the boll of the boat they
wore on tolled as usual, while passing
1lie sacred spot. To the mother, born
fit Alexandria, in that neighborhood,
it recalled early recollections of Wash
Ington In his private and public life,
''?collections made doubly dear by
flood and marriage between her kith
end kin and bis: she realized the pub
He was neglecting his memory and re
i arked to her daughter, 'it would be a
noble and glorious act for the women
of Ibis country to rescue that decaying
tome and preserve it as a sacred
shrine to posterity.' The frail, inva
lid daughter. With a delicate body
already stricken with spinal disease,
hut with a large head, an active brain
and a still more patriotic heart, caught
the idea at once and replied. 'Mother,
II shall be done." and it was done, hut
after a life of patience, toll, mortifi
cation, mental and bodily pain.
Though confined to her bed most of
(he time, attended by nurses and noted
physicians, almost kept alive by medi
? me. and although surroiuided by all
the luxuries, wealth and numerous at
lr actions of this old colonial home, all
r>( which tend to distract the mind
and inclinations from the more serious
pursuits, she still resisted all. and
pressed every nerve and energy to the
accomplishment of her Brand and ar
i'lif "Southern Malruii."
"When this delicate, sensitive wo
man declared, *l will do it.* her frlonds
sought by reason and ridicule to dis
suade her from so wild an undertnk
Ing, but her answer m ibeir entreaties ;
was a Idler written through some
journal to the 'Women of America,' in
which she made a most earnest appeal
tu their patriotism, urging them to
unite in en effort for tie- rescue ami
preservation of this neglected home,
liiis forgotten grave. It is said that so
great was her shyness and timidity
as t<> lead her to insist upon concealing
I,er Identity during the four years of
her unceasing efforts under tin1 mini di
plume of 'Southern Matron."
? This Initiatory letter was followed
by others in quioh succession, each
arousing more and more enthusiasm i
and patriotism. Ii was in lv".:: that
Miss Cunlughnm founded tin- Mount
Vernon Ladles' association. She writes
thus of iiu- movement. 'When I start1
i ed the Mount Vernon association, it
was a Southern affair altogether., my
appeal was to Southern ladies alone.]
imt so rapidly did tin- enthusiasm
spread that tin' Northern press now
began to notice the movement, and
insisted (hut tlx* effort should be a]
national one." Miss Cuninghum final
ly yielded and at once began to ex
tend the powers of the association by
the appointment of vice regents In
each stale in the Union to assist in
raising money, for the accomplishment
of her heart's desire. The 'Southern
Matron, as n regent was to be lite head
I of tl'.e association,
"it i> Interesting, indeed, In read
from her own pen what she has to
say concerning the purchasing of (his
! historic home from its owner. John
I Augustus Washington; bow he lirsi
I refused at all to sell the place, bav
I ing been offered $200,001) for the 200
I acres and the home by manufacturing
speculators Pent on thrift and using
the sensational as a means for making
money; however, he declared be would
sell to none but the federal govern
ment of the state of Virginia, though
holding to the prlco of $200.000, both
the government and the state of Vir
ginia refused the privilege, alter this
he declined selling at all. Can we
imagine the disappointment ami the
discouragement of the association in
the face of this Plow? it had thor
oughly organl/.ed, it had raised funds,
some of which were returned. Appeal
aller appeal was made, some to the
Virginia legislature, some to private
individuals, all falling.
"Miss Ounlngham, unconquered,
left her sick bed and went in person
to Mount Vernon. il so happened that,
owing to adverse circumstances, the
boat she was on could not he landed
and had to slop out in the stream.
Though night had fallen, she in her
helpless condition of body, had to be
lowered into a row boat, rowed to a
landing and then be carried to the
mansion. We are told that Mr. Wash
ington received her kindly and cour
teously; alter a day or so of argu
ment and pttrsuaslon she succeeded in
getting his consent to let the associa
tion raise the $200.000 and buy the
I home, hut she had to consent to have
I the t it If s made out to the slate of Vir
ginia. This was done, and Mount
Vernon passed from the Washington
family to (ho state of Virginia and the
world at large,
"She says. "None hut my Clod and
I can ever know the mental labor and
physical suffering Mount Vernon has
cost, hut m.V work is not ye| done. I
want to Mulsh it and trust Cod will
give me strength to do so.'
_A Noble Work.
"The story of how near she came
dying before sh<- signed the pnpors is
pathetic, she described it thus: 'The
papers were read in due form, and
then a gentleman knoll beside my
couch and held the papers for my
signature, my lifeless lingers could
I hold tiie pen but a few moments could
only make two or three letters at
jo time, finally, all was gotten through
With und the papers with my fearful
scrawl carried to the archives of (be
state. I was in a mental stupor for
"lias not Mount Vernon been bought
with ? price? After years of service
during nil of which time she was a
poor invalid, her delicate physique be
ing strained to the utmost before her
guiding hand let go the helm, her
mantle must now fall upon other
shoulders, she retired from the regency
In 1ST I and left Mount Vernon with
just enough strength to reach Kose
mont. Her farewell address to the
board of regents at Mount Vernon is
PO thoroughly permeated with pa
triotism of the loftiest type that it
would indeed bo an inspiration to ev
1 ery i>. A. R. had they the privilege
of reading it.
"Miss Cunlngham did not emerge
from obscurity for her veins flowed
the blood of families and men not only
distinguished for centuries in the
mother country, but distinguished also
In the settlement and building up of
the American empire.
' High ideals are a people's best
Inheritance. The Ideal <>t" veneration
for Wasl Ingtnn'a home and toinh was
Miss Cuninghnm's legacy to the un
"May I not fittingly close this desul
tory sketch of the life of this illus
trious woman, with the beautiful
tribute paid lu>r memory by one of her
kinsmen? If unflinching moral and
physical courage .purity of motive,
loftiness of aim and honest tenacity
of purpose, fidelity to conviction of
duly, Iruthfullness in its frankness and
simplicity nobility of heart and
strength of mind to 'suffe" the Minus
and arrows, of outrageous fortune.' and
at last accomplish the ends aimed at.
be qualities that constitute greatness,
then 'Daughters of American Revolu
tion' your fellow ebben of South
Carolina, Anna Pamela Cuninghnm,
deserves a statue in the 'hall of fame'
hearing the simple Inscription. In her
we lind true greatness.'
?'fhe greatest proof of the loyalty
of the Cuniughams lo America and
her heroes is the work that was done
by the ardent, gentle, loving invalid,
whose mortal remains lie resting in
the church yards of the First Presby
terian church in Columbia, the capital
of her state, where those who will,
may read upon her tomb the words
which she directed In her last testa
ment to he put there:
"Ml is good for im- ihat 1 have been
I shall he satisfied when I wake in
Thy likeness,' "
?*-*>iH4 4 4 i * ; , ,.<i,O.H.,t,<) *
2 IN MEMORIAM. *
! * *:
'tf ? y %.t-t *9.:*-y*.
(apt. .1 o It it (', Moore.
Whereas on the 151th day of Jnn
, uary ID 10 by the death of ('apt. John
'Moore, the members of New Prospect
Church have lost their senior deacon.
Sunday school superintendent, a great
leader, and elder brother, and w hereas
he was the founder of our Sunday
school, one of the oldest in the coun
ty and was the superintendent until
the time of his death, always prompt
and punctual, tilling his place in sum
mer's heal and winter's cold, zealous
in his Master's cause from the morn
ing hours of life until the evening
shadows lengthened into feebleness.
Whereas, this long life of useful ser
vice in our midst lias made insepara
ble the two names. New Prospect and
Brother Moore, we the members of
New Prospect church desire to place
ourselves on record as being very
appreciative and grateful to God for
the life of this great and noble char
Therefore he is resolved:
That we bow submissively to this
dispensation. Divine Providence, know
ing thai "He doetll all things well."
That while tin voice and presence
of our beloved Superintendent will
ever be missed among us. may the
i memory of his long, useful, singularly
consecrated life he an inspiration to
j us lo emulate his Christian life,
j Thai we extend to his d< vot <t wife,
his sorrowing son. and the grand
' children be loved SO Well our heart
I felt sympathy accompanied, with the
prayer thai the realization of the
words of our Saviour. "Blessed are
they that mourn for they shall be
comforted", may be their portion and
thai bis friends, relatives. Sunday
school and church may take consola
tion from the following:
Weep not that his toil is over,
Weep not that his race is run.
(iod grant we may rest as calmly.
When our work, like his is done
'fill then we would yiold our troo?uire
With gladness to Him to keep
And rejoice in the sweet assuranee
He glveth His loved one sleep.
That a page in our church record
he dedicated to his memory by writ
ing these resolutions thereon and that
they also be published in the County
papers and Baptist Courier
Mrs. Cleo Wofford.
Miss Carrie I.angston.
B, Y Culhertson.
A few minutes delay in treating some,
cases of croup, even the length of
time It takes to go for a doctor often
proves dangerous. The safest way is
to keep Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
In the house, and at the first Indica
tion of croup give the child a dose.
Pleasant to take and always cures.
Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
J OVERSTOCKED WITH MUTTON. |
* By W. D. S. *;
**f}rf.t ?i*<ft *>ft ftftft * ft ft ft ft tMift*ft
Lauiens village was one time over
stocked with mutton.
Before the war. my brothor-in-law
raised a nice thick of Bhccp. They got
troublesome, no ten rail fence would
turn them, they got bo destructive oil
the crops ho determined to see them.
On a visit to Laurens he consulted his
brother who was railroad agent ai
the old brick depot. "Yes. you can
soli all the million you send to town.
Wo went home, drove up the sheep in
thi> lot. nr.d put the negroes to killing
and skining thorn, Next morning he
loaded up twenty head on the four
horse wagon and rent ihotn down to
Ltuirciis .ei- Iii* 1 -other .loi n to sell,
lie sold three ami a half she-p and
sent (ho others back to his brolhor
.lames, who. with his wife ami child
ren aie them until they were tired
out with the smell of mutton.
IP- then tried the negroes on them.
They BOOH refused to eai the meat.
Finally he told n while tenant he might '
have the remainder id' the mutton, if
he would lake it out of his smoke
lie never tried I.aureus again as a
look all His Money.
Often all a man earns goes to doc
tors or for medicines, to eure a stom
ach, liver or kidney trouble that Dr.
King's Now Life Fills would quickly
eure ;il slight eost. liest for Dyspep
sia, Indigestion, Hiliousuoss, Constipa
tion. Jaundice, Malaria and Debility.
2aC at I.aureus Drug Co. and Palmetto
Wii sol! a good cedar water bucket
for |weniy-fivo cents, belter get one.
i bey lire cheap.
S. M. A B. II. Wllkes & Co.
Fxecnlors, Administrators, fluard-l
Inns and Trustees are reminded that
the lime lor making Ihoir annual re
turns will commence on the 1st day
of .Innnary next.
<). C. THOMPSON,
Die !I0, 10011 -6| .1. P, L. C.
Studio 23\ VV. Main St.
Wm. (). BARNWELL
Violin and Piano
Conductor Lauren- Chora! Society
Private lessons may be engaged for
day 01" evening.
Beginners as advanced.
ORCHESTRA meets Thursday night
at the STUDIO, 231 West Main St.
Prolific Seed Corn.
Best On Earth.
1 to Ji Kars to Stalk.
A cross between the white and bip; yellow
corn; grains 1-2 to 3-4 inch* long. Small red cob.
Result of 17 years' improvement. $2.00 F. O. B.
Laurens, S. C.
S BAILEY'S CHOICE
Early Big- Boll.
This is a Ilybridi/.ed Cotton, a good, hardy, tough
colton; lints well. l.int will measure from i to
i '., inch. long. This is the kind of Cotton that the
buyers ami spinners like to handle.
Result of <) years1 improvement. Single bushel, $i.oo;
in lots of ten bushels or mote, 75 cents per bushel.
P. B. BAILEY.
the u<^ of a goodlnxativc, to keep the bowels open and prevent the poisons of undigested
food from gettioginto your system.
The latest product ul science i VI 1 VO Laxative 1 Ivor Syrup, purely vegetable, gentle,
reliable and ol a pleasant, arotnativ taste. W ho acts mi the liver, as well as on the
stomach and beweis, and Isol the greatest possible efficacy In constipation, indigestion,
biliousness, sick headache, feverishncss, colic,tlatulonce, etc. Try VF t
0. B. Sinisrsons & Son
Closing- Out Sale
Saturday Jan. 29 Until Feb. 12
Don't fool your Feet and Pocket Book any longer. New Stock Shoes to
he sold at Your Own Price in order to make room
for Our Spring Stock.
LA OIKS' SHOHS!
$3 51 > Patent Lace,
3.50 Patent Mutton,
3.00 Tan I /ace,
Twelve pair $3.00 (3 to 4/4) Kid Lace,
Patent Blnchcr Lace and Tan, $2.05
Twelve pair $2.50 (3 lo 1 '_?) Button, Gun
Metal and Tat. Blnchcr, Si.So
Six priir #2.25 (3's and 4's) Kid I.ace, $1.60
51.75 Kid Lace, ?1.3.5
Leather lined, r.45
$ 1.so Kid Lace, I .05
$5.00 in all Leathers, Button und Lace, $3,
$4.00 Skreetner Shoe.
< hie lot $,\a >o ('. 1111 Metal, 2.
()ne lot Si f><> V'ici, 2.
.$3.00 (',1111 Metal 2,
3.00 Tan, 2.
2.50 Box Calf, 1.
3.00 Leather Lined, 2
t.75 Vici, 1
1. 50 Boys' Shoes, 1
i.2", Boys1 Shoe-,
Children and Misses' Shoes.
$1.50 Tan and Black Lace,
I.25 Tail and Black Lace,
.75 Tan and Black Lace,
It is up to you. These prices are comfort to your Feet and Pocket Book.
Call in and see for Yourself.
LEARN THE WAY
jf Next Door to Enterprise Bank Laurens, South Carolina