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MEMOIRS Of JOHNSON HAGOOD
1 have boon reading with both In.
tercet and instruction, the work en
titled "Memoirs of tho War of Seces
sion" or "llagood's Brigade".
While having no personal knowl
edge of the service of this splendid j
command, nor of its distinguished
?commander, my recollections of those
? davs and of the famous ac tors in tho I
great drama of the CO's, togethor
with what I hove since learned, has
taught me to associate tbo name of
llagood's Brigade with the very first I
place In tho great struggle for Sou th
orn Independence, and that in thnt
brilliant ai ray, of the famous SOUS of
" South Carolina, who as types of the
brave mi n whoso intign.r.cont achieve
ments must live forever, tho name of
Hagood must be awarded a place In
the foremost ranks.
This work covers tho operations
of troops under command of General
Johnson Hagood for a long period In
the ^operations around Charleston,
and of greatly distinguished service
in the defense of Richmond and Pe
tersburg In i st; i and on to tho sur
render of tho armies of tho Confeder
This work, embracing in full, mem
oirs by General Hagood himself, Is
edited by the old war horse, W. H.
Brooks, and like everything that
comes from him touching the story
of the great sectional strife, it is re
plete with historic fact, and graphic
description of events In tho Held and
on the ilring line.
fp closing, in IS7I, General Hagood
said, "These memoirs nro.not prepared
for the prJnter, nor will they, or any
part of them, while I control them,
be made pubRe. i bequeath them to
TOy son thai he may know what part
"his father and Iiis father's friends
bore in tho war; and with instructions
at any time to show them to thoso
whose record they give, or to their
Tho time has not come, and may j
not come for fifty years, When Justice
can bo done to the losing party in n '
bitter civil war. Should, then, this!
manuscript fall Into the hands of an
Historian who approaches his task
with the intent "to nothing extenuate, i
or ought sol down in malice", he may '
use the limited material it contains
for what It Is worth, "lie will have
the asm ranee of one, tlicn long passed
to his final account, of its accuracy
so far as his Itnowledgo and belief
This work Is a most valur.blo con-'
Iribution to the history of the mon
and limes of wh|ch a famous South
ern orator, following the close of
the war, said, "Von of the North have
had drawn for you with a master's
haue the liioturt of your returning ar
r-.ics. you "avc ho<rd n .w the' ?*n-? ?
hack to you marching with proud and
victorious tread, reading their glories
in a nations eyes.
"Will you bear with me while I tell
you of another army that, sought its
home at the close of tho late war?
'an army that marched homo in de
feat, and not in victory, in pOtllOS and
not In splendor, but In glory that
equaled yours, and to hears as lovin'g
as ever welcomed heroes home."
"Hi- finds his homo In ruins, his
slaves freo, his stock killed, his barns
opintv. hla trade dost roved, his money
worthless, his comrades slain, and the
burden:; of other heavy on his should
"What does he do? this hero in
gray with u heart of gold? Does he
sit down In B?lleiicss ami despair
Not for a day. Surely Clod, who has
stripped him in his prosperity, has in
spired him in his adversity. As ruin
was never so overwhelming, never
was restoration swifter. The soldier
stepped from the trenches Into the
furrow; horses that charged Federal
'Mtns marched before the plow, and
fields that ran with blood in April
were green with the harvest In June."
0, '5. Thompson.
Prominent Charleston Attorney Asks
Supreme Court to Investigate Into
His Conduct of Lawrence Will Case.
Phillip H. Qad8den, one of the most
prominent men I? the State, appeared
before the bar of the supreme court
of South Carolina, Wednesday and.
through his attorneys, pleaded for a
bearing tn the appeal from the decls
ston of Judge Robert Aldrlch In tho
Lawrence case. In that decision Judge
Aldrlch referred caustically to the
conduct of Mr. GndstKni aa an attor
The supreme court ordered that an
Investigation be held before the court
on January 20. Attorney General
Lyon Is requested to conduct the In
A Notable Case.
This Is one of the most notable
cases In the history of the courts of
this State, on account of the promi
nence of tho persons concerned. The
Lawrence case was the suit of the
heirs of a sister against a widow for
alleged rights under a will of Dr.
Lawrence, president of the company
first operating an electric street rail
way In Charleston. Dr. Lawrence's
wife and his half sister had never met
and knew nothing of each other per
It was alleged that Mr. Gadsden, as
attorney for the widow, got the sister
of Dr. Lawrence, a woman of limited
intellectual capacity, to sign away her
rights under the will. It was further
alleged that Mr. Gaddsden was guilty
of unprofessional conduct In several
ways. Judge Aldrich. in deciding the
case in favor of Miss Lawrence, used
very plain and indeed caustic lan
guage in speaking of the conduct of
Settled by Compromise.
An appeal was taken. While the
case was pending in the supreme
court, Mrs. Lawrence and the heirs of
Miss Lawrence effected a compro
mise. However, in this compromise
was no vindication of the professional
conduct of Mr. Gadsden. Therefore he
nppealedkto the supreme court not to
dismiss the appeal until his personal
honor should be absolved or the ac
curacy of Judge Aldrlch's decree
should be established. The original
complaint In the suit by Miss Law
rence and the criticism of Mr. Gads
den by Judge Aldrlch are quoted fully
in Mr. Gadsden's plea to the Bupremo
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FALSE REPORTS CORRECTED.
Editor of Lnurens Advertiser:
Having received a number of let
ters of inquiry from various parts of
the country concerning reports now
being circulated as to my eburch re
lations etc. and feeling that It Is due
to the cause of truth, as well as to
my own personal reputation, I seek
this opportunity of making correc
One report Is, that since publishing
my recent booklet entitled, The Bible
Mode of Baptism, a Baptist preacher
has taken me to task in a three nights
debate, and that on the third night
he convinced me of my "error" and
that I made confession of the same
before the public, joined the Baptist
church and was immersed.
I wish to say that any such report
is absolutely false and utterly with
out any foundation. 1 have never had
a debate with any one on the subject
of Baptism,?not three nights nor
three seconds, nor have I over re
tracted a single word published in
the booklet. Being unnble to meet
the argument In any other way, this
report has- boen originated, so far as
I can learn, In order to counteract Its
Influence. ' The $500.00 offer Is still
open, and yet no attempt has been
made to correct the assertion which it
Another report Is to the effect that
no such person (as Mahaffey) is
known to any one in Clinton. To this
I wish to say that I am now serving
the third year of my second pastorate
of the Methodist church in this place,
having served the same church four
years about twenty years ago. and if
desired, I enn furnish references to
scores of bankers, 'merchants, minis
ters and college professors through
out the State. It is amazing to think
that any one, even in desperation to
brace up a pet theory, will resort to
the manufacture of such fabrication.
With kindest wishes for all, 1 am
.1. E. Mahaffey
Clinton. S. C, Dec. 30, 1010.
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