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TWO VETERANS RECALL SOME
INCIDENTS Of APRIL 12, 1
Col. R. IN. Cunningham and R. B. King, Both of Whom
Were In Charleston When War Began, Meet In
Laurens on 49th Anniversary.
A ll*tle Incident, known to only three
Laurens citizens, twe survivors of
the Lost Cause, Intrepid warriors true
??and the boh of nn Ex-Confederate
soldier, that served to call up some
stirring memories In the breasts of
the two veterans, occurred Tuesday
afternoon, when the trio casually met
OH the plaza In front of the court
houso. It was the 12th of April, and
Col. Robert N. Cuninghnm, of historic
RoBomont, this county, was thus greet
ed by his veteran friend, Robert B.
King, of the city: ' Well. Colonel, do
you recall where you were and what
you were doing 49 years ago today?"
"Why. to bo sure; but really I hadn't
thought of it. Yes sir. the 12th of
April. 1861, I was on Morris Island, in
the harbor of Charleston?ran away
from my mother the day before and
spent the night o ftlio 11th on the is
land with some Citadel cadets, and.
of courso, I was on the spot, you might
say, when the first gun was bred. And
certainly," continued Col. Cuningham,
"you were there all right, Rob." "Yes
slroe," rospondod Mr. King, "the whole
thing haB been ringing in my ears all
day. As a member of McBeth's Artil
lery," ho continued, "I was on the
'floating battery, the night of the 11th.
and I pulled the lanyard that caused
the second shot fired from our little
flotilla Just about daybreak on the
morning of the never-to-be-forgotten
The two veterans talked on in this
wise at longth?the younger man was
merely an Interested listener.
It Is not the purpose here to write
a history of these two survivors?
though thoy both have records worthy
WILL RECOMMEND DIVISION.
Dlocesun Council of the Episcopal
Church of South Carolina.
A division of the diocesan council
of tho Episcopal church in South Car
olina will bo recommended by the spe
cial committee appointed at the last
session of the council to consider the
advisability of a division at the corning
session of the council, which Is to
bo held In Sumter during the llrst
week In May.
This annoucement was made last
night after a meeting of the commit
tee. The chairman of the committee,
Rev. W. B. Gordon, of Camden, said
after the session that it was the opin
ion of the members that the council
should be divided. The question of
division will be decided upon at tho
meeting of the council.
There wore present at the meeting
last night: Rev. Dr. W. B. Cordon,
Camden; Rev. L, Q. Wood. Charleston;
Rev. IL H. Covlngton, Sumter; Rev.
A. R. Mitchell, Greenville; P. T. Ilnyno
Greenville; Walter Hazzard, George
town; H. B. Duvail, Cheraw; John P.
Thomas, Jr., Columbia, and Richard
Ii Manning, Sumter.
The committee did not consider the
matter of financial adjustments should
the council be divided.?Tlio Stato
Plain Men Make Best Husbands.
The man a girl should choose for
her husband Is not tho acknowledged
wit and bavorlte of his chums. It Is
not the handsomest, wealthiest, or
most fascinating man who makes the
A girl. If wIbo in selecting her lov
er, should, Instend of being attracted
by outside show, rather look to the in
ner perfections and qualities of the
man who Is to be her partner for life.
The plainer, more homely, and often
lesfl talented man Is, as a rule, Icsb
selftlBh than his handsomer and more
brilliant brother; he is not so vnln,
so conscious of his attractions and
charms, more diffident and reserved;
and. being fully alive to his own short
comings, more likely to lavish a wealth
of affection and love upon his wife.
The palner man, who Is not so high?
ly gifted, possesses less personal at
tractions, who Instend of manly beauty
and fascinating manner?which after
all, like beauty, are but skin deep?re
joices In the possession of a good gen
erous heart, a noble disposition, a
tender, thoughtful way, and a gentle
care for all women, is the man most
likely to ecome an Ideal husband.
of the Confederacy and of South Cam
Forty-nine years ago Robert Noble
Cunlngham was a lad of 14 years and
0 months. He was a son of Col John
Cunlngham, of Rosemont, who, when
tho war broke out was commanding
the 17th regiment or South Carolina
troops, then located on Morris Island.
Hoi ert Noble, named for his grand
father. Col Hobert Cunlngham and
Governor Noble, had up to the winter
of *C0-l> 1 been a student at King's
Mountain Military Institute, and <t was
while be was with his family In
Charleston that actual hostilities open
ed. He saw all the "preliminaries,"
for he witnessed the firing on the
"Star of the West" in January. Though
only a lad be entered active service
and went through the entire struggle.
Of this it could probably be best treat
ed in another story.
Robert King was 12 years older than
young Cunlngham when the war com
menced, and is, therefore, now in his
75th year. He was a son of Charlie
King, who ns a young man, after the
close of the war of 1812, was Iduced
by Col Hobert Cunlngham to come to
South Carolina and locate on the Cun.
Ingham estates, then comprising 40,000
acres along the Saluda River. With
four brothers young King went to the
front at the first call to arms. Three
of his brothers were killed or died
during the conflict. The other brother
was murdered after the war. Mr.
King, the veteran, likes to talk of bis
experiences with the Yankees. Ho re
members every date of the different
engagements in which ho participat
ed as well as the 12th of April, 1861.
Ovation to Reed Miller.
The ovation given Mr. Reed Miller
at the opening concert of the music
festival was a genuine expression of
appreciation of his really splendid
voice. This is the third festival In
which Mr. Miller has sung, and while
he has been warmly received on form
er occasions, there was something of
the feeling that his popularity might
be attributed to the fact that ho was
a South Carolinian, rather than he
was a great tenor. His work bore this
year, however, has dispelled any such
impression, and he is accepted now,
even in his own country, as a really
great artist. His voice shows remark
able development. It has volume, and
a rare sweetness. And he sings as ..n
Saved From the Grave.
"I had about given up hope, after
nearly four years of suffering from a
severe lung trouble," writes Mrs. M.
L. Dix. of Clarksvllle. Tenn. "Often
the pain in my chest would be almost
unbearable and I could not do any
work, but Dr. King's New Discovery
lias made me feel like a now person.
Its the best medicine made for the
throat and lungs." Obstinate coughs,
stubborn colds, hay fover, la grippe,
asthma, croup, bronchitis and hem
orrhages, hoarsuess and whooping
COUgh, yield quickly to this wonder
ful medicine. Try It, 50c and $1.00.
Trial bottles free. Guaranteed by Lau
rens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
PROCLAIM ATI ON.
State of South Carolina,
Whereas Information has been re
ceived at this department that an at
rocious murder was committed in the
county of Laurens on or about the 26th
day of March, 1910, upon tho bodies of
Tony Anderson. Ada McCoy and Alex
Hay, all colored, by Claude Ferguson
and that the said (Maude Ferguson
has fled from Justice.
Now, therefore, I , M. F. Ansel, gov
ernor of the state of South Carolina.
In order that Justice may be done and
the majesty of the lnw vindicated, do
hereby offer a reward of One Hundred
Dollars for the apprehension, delivery
and conviction of tho said Claude Fer
guson, a black negro weighing about
I7E pounds, about f> ft 8 In. high, be
tween HO and lift years of age, some,
what sullen looking ar.d ?a>ks very
In testimony whereof, I have here
unto set my hnnd and caused tho
Great Seal of the state to bo affixed,
at Columbia, this 14th day of April. A.
I).. 1910. and in the 134th year of the
Independence of the United States of
M. F. ANSEL.
By the governor:
R. M. McCOWN.
Secretary jf Sta e.
RURAL DELIVERY IMPROVEMENT.
Patrons Requested to Paint Their Box
Postmasters in Laurens county have
received the following from the Post
olllco Department under the date of
I March 31:
j It is the desire or the department
that you earnestly request patrons of
lural delivery out of your oillce to
paint their boxes and the posts to
which they are attached a pure white
color. This course, if pursued, will
not only result in nenettt to tue patron
In serving to protect his box and post
from damage by the weather, but will
give a uniform color and serve to tlx
their identity in all parts of the conn,
try as United States mall boxes, and
will glvo them a much neater and
sightller appearance than they now
possess. It Is also desired that patrons
be induced to imprint their names and
box numbers on boxes in black block
letters about two inches high.
It Is also desired that you endeavor
to induce road odlcials to paint upon
the posts of boxes which are located
at crossroads (but not attach signs
thereto) the names of the towns or
villages to which the crossroads load,
with an indicator showing the direc
Posts to which boxes should be at
tached shall be set in an easily accessi
blo position at the side of the road and
boxes securely fastened to a project
ing arm of wood, or to a bracket of
band iron three-sixteenths of an inch
thick, or. If preferred, an automatic
extension arm may be used.
If you can do so without expense,
bring these matters to the attention
of the public through your local paper,
or otherwise in tho most desirable
P. 1). DeORAW,
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General.
Why Hogs Are High.
After giving some comparative fi
gures on hog values from 1X05 to the
present time, The Cincinnati Price
Why have hogs reached this extreme
and exceptional position of prices?
Not by any "trust" action. Not by any
design which governs forces. They
have taken shape from tho law of sup
ply and demand, with little or noth
ing else in the problem.
In 190S this county was well slocked
with hogs. The record of number was
higher then than previously. The
Western slaughtering during the Hist
three months of the year was greater
in numbers than for any correspond
ing period previously, representing a
gain of 25 per cent over the similar
time in the proceeding year, which re
flected a number above a like period
previously. In the subsequent six
mouths of 1H0S the marketing was les
sened, so that the western slaughtering
from April to September inclusive was
less than the same months of the pre
ceding year. Subsequent to June a
drouth developed and prevailed in the
hog-producing sections, which in time
so affected water supplies that live
stock suffered from lack of water. Cat
tle could bo driven long distances for
relief. Not so with hogs.
Another feature of the situation was
that with the enlarged movement into
market Channels under these condi
tions and ihi Consequent lowering of
prices the grower of hogs was con
fronted with market prices for corn
at stich a disparity in comparison with
market values of hogs that (here de.
veleped an irreslstable impulse In in
dividual cases to hasten (he hogs to
the slnughter pens, breeding stock in
cluded, and the Individual impulse be
For the three months of October, No
vember and December, 100S, western
packers handled 8.870,000 hogs, com
pared with 6,660,000 for the similar
time in the preceding year. Such a
movement, under tho Influence of (Ik;
drouth and the fright concerning pric
es, so diminished tho foundation of
supplies (hat it was inevitable that a
scarcity bordering on famine condi
tion of such supplies, Incident to the
expanded facilities of the packing es
tablishments, should result. And this
is what has resulted, under the causes
herein stnted. For tho past, twelve
months tue western slaughtering ...
[ hogs has decreased to the extent of
nearly five million animals In compari
son with the proceeding twelvo months
It will lake time to re store the founda
tion of such supplies.
See our line of brilliant Cut Class,
tho largest line ever shown In Laurens
ind wo save you one third In price.
S. M A E. II. Wilkes & Co.
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t THE NEWS I
| By W. D. S. *
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When Paul came to Athens he found
a people that spent much of their time
in hearing and telling something new.
We hart a visiting brother who
preached some new doctrines to us.
He llrst said that no man could truth
fully say when and where be was con
verted; that it was an utter impossi
bility to state the time of our salva
tion; that It was :? gradual work nmi
came on so quietly and unobservable,
that no man could tell when the work
was carried to perfection. And he :
further said that there was no such '
thing as a definite call to the ministry. !
Education and training made the
God t ailed .Moses to lead His people
into the promised bind. lie called
Aaron and his sons to the priest-hood,
for the religious Instruction of the
people. He called the infant Samuel
to be ranked as the head of prophets.
Yes, there was such a thing as a dl.
vine call to carry on the Lord's work!
Saul, on his way to Demascus to
persecute the Christians, was stricken
down to the earth by tin? Lord; on his
recovery he preached to Jew and Gen
tile the new way.
This reminds me of an old minister
we had years ago, who told us that
he seriously doubted if our Sunday
school was doing any good. We were
simply educating the mind and not
the heart in our weekly work. This
new preacher also stated that there
was no such a thing as santilication.
"If a man got good, how can you make
him any better?"
in all his talk, faith was his great
hobby. Caul says that love was the
greatest of the graces. .lames tells
us that work must go along with our
faith. If we believe and don't work in
church and home, what are we going
to accomplish? Appolus came down
to Ephesus preaching only the bap
tism of .lohn.
The church there took him in hand
and taught him there was something
to learn beyond repcntonce and bap
tism. The new birth, he and other
converts had not even heard then?
was such a thing as the resurrection.
We have too many preachers going
over our land spreading such doc
trines iis suits them and who are a
menablo to no regular organized
When Our liest is Improved lipon?
When our best plans are Interfered
with, by circumstances that we can
not control, it is only because Cod
has still better plans for us. It would
bo unloving of him indeed If he with
held his best merely because it inter- !
fcred with our mistaken ideas of \v!.at
was best. A man plans out a certain '
day of activities in Christian service;
he has many responsibilities, and be!
can hops to meet them only by the
most diligent use of every moment in
the day. When tin: day dawns, ho;
finds himself in the grip of an illness,
unexpected and unaccountable which
sets him aside and demolishes his
carefully made plans. H seems bard
to be asked to accept the overthrow
of plans with the same confidence
and enthusiasm with which he would
have entered upon Iiis own plans for
thai day. lint that is just what we;
may do. indeed, we ought to have a
little more confidence and enthus
iasm for the change; for the llrst
plans were chiefly our own, while the'
change is plainly of Cod; we might
bnve made a mistake; he never can.
The better our original plans were,
in their seemingly unguestionahlc
Importance and fidelity to duty and
Cod's will ,the more thankful we have
the right to be when tiny are com
pletely set aside; for we know that
God would not do this except, for a
blessing better even than the large
one we thought we were working out.
How good it Is that we have a Heaven
ly Father who loves us and trusts us
enough to overrule us whenever be
sees an opportunity to send some ex
septional and needed blessing!?Sun
day School Times.
Sunday Excursion Permits.
Dtd you know that the State H. IL
law of South Carolina gives t'io H. H.
commission the privilege of permitting
excursion trains to be run on Sunday
on application of the officers of any
church? Any church that would ap
ply for such a permit Is not worth the
powder It would take to blow It up.
Out upon such a permit. Our Month
Then phone or send for us.
We make a specialty of Light and
Also the best Co a! and Wood deliv
ered in any size quantity.
Brick, Lime, Cement and Crushed
Stone. Now is the time to have your
walks paved. Let us measure them
and figure with you.
GET THE HABIT OF PHONINC YOUR WANTS TO 33
J.W. & R. M. Eichelberger
Long- Distance Phone,--33.
is a good thing, and we are now offering
some good values in Real Instate. We be
lieve they will prove mood investments and
solicit your investigation. If yon have any
property to sell list it with us, we will do
our best to make quick sales for you. If
you want to buy any real estate let us know
what you want, and we will sec- if we can't
fit you up. Could handle about 3 well im
proved .jo or 50 acre fauns, conveniently
located, al reasonable prices.
Laurens Trust Co.
^ C. A. Power, Mgr. Real Estate Department.
Statement Jan. rst, 1910, to Conn. Ins. Dep'tm't
National Fire Insurance Company
OF HAHTFOltD, CONN.
Capital Stock all Cash,
Funds reserved to meet all Liabilities,
Re-Insurance Reserve, Legal Standard,
Unsettled Losses and Other Claims,
Net Surplus over Capital and Liabilities,
Total Assets January 1st, 1910,
J. J. ADAMS, Ajrent
All kinds in all sl/e
packages and in bulk
Any way you want them
Palmetto Drup; Company,
Laurens, S. C.