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The Memory of the Heroic Confederate
Dead Honored In Newberry
Thirty-eight years have passed since
Leo and his shattered forces laid down
their arms amid the gloom of Apponmat
tox. The great majority of those who
had borne the Southern Cross answered
not the muster roll that (lay. 't'hey slept
in scattered graves on the field of glory,
each in his camp-worn uniform of gray,
now a crimson shroud. The great ima
jority of tho#e who survived the terrible
conflict have since joined Lee and
Jackson and Johnston and Beauregard
and Hampton and their other com
rades on the other shore.
As the years roll on and the great
conflict fades deeper and deeper into
the past, the love and revero.ce of the
Southern people for the S )uth nn soldie.
and the Southern Cause but grow
deeper and stronger and more abiding.
Their most enduring monument is the
great Southern heart, which for them
and for their deeds And for their great
sacrifice, shall every retain its warmest
and most sacred spot.
Simply, but beautifully, Memorial
Day was observed in Newberry on Sat
urday-of all secular days the, day in
the South most sacred. The veterans
were here-their carriage less straight
and their step less firm than in the days
gone by when they marched to the
strains of "Dixie." But as they listened
to the strains of their martial hymns
their eyes glowed with the same fires of
enthusiasm as lit them in the days of
'61. And as they beheld the true wo
men of the South tenderly placing gar
lands upon the lowly mounds of their
former comrades-in-arms, they must
have felt that the memory of their deeds
would ever be cherished.
The exercises were held in the opera
house, beginning at 11 o'clock, and were
attended by a large and appreciative
The opera house was appropriately
decorated. On the right, entwined with
the sad cypress, was the portrait of
General Robert Edward Lee. Above
hung the beautiful banner of John M.
Kinard Camp, Sons of Veterans. On
the left was the portrait of General
Wade lampton, beneath the folds of
the flag oi t he James D. Nance Camp
The address of the occasion wasdeliv
ered by the Rev. J. A. B. Scherer,
Ph. D., of Charleston who is one of the
niost brilliant thinkers and ek quent
orators in the Southein Lutheran
Church. In words which glowed with
the truth of the message they b7rre,
and which thrilled with their raging elo
quence the inmost soul of every veteran
and of every true Southern man and
woman, and of every true American
present, he told the lessons taught by
the soldier in gray.
Thh meeting was called to order by
Col. 0. L. Schumpert, Adjutant of the
James D. Nance Camp.
The exercises were opened w:tli prayer
by the Rev. E. P. McClintock, chaplain
of the James D. Nance Camp. Dr. Mc
Clintock returned thanks for the forti
tude and the heroism of the Southern
soldier, and prayed that the future
might be wvorthy of the p)ast - -posses
sing as great love for country and for
State, for that which is right and ti ue
and noble and goc I, and tha't the surviv
ing Confederate se'diers live wvorthily
of the cause with which they wvere once
"The Bonnie Blue Flag" was sung
by a select choir composed of Daughters
of the Confederacy, wvith piano accom
paniment by Miss Bessie Simmons, violin
by Misses Nannie McCaughrin and
Carrie Pool and Mr. F. M. Boyd, and
cornet by Prof. S. L. Powell. The fol
lowing composed the choir: Mesdames
A. T. Brown, T 0. Stewart, Jack D)avis,
of Clinton, Misses Carrie Mayes, Lola
Lake, Vinnie Mae Wilson, Bessie Car
lisle, Sara Pope, Bet tia D)avidson, Ola
Wilson, Nina Carlisle, Neville Pope,
-Lizzie Glenn, Lizzie Salter.
DR. CitOMIcI'S R14MARKS.
Dr. Scherer was introduced by Dr'.
George B. Cromer. D)r. Cromer said
he esteemedl it a very distingulishedl honor
to be allowed to introdluce the speaker,
or to take part in any way in an occa
sion similar to this. A few days since
he had stooi on Gettysburg's fiel.
Often b)efor'e he had heard of the famous
charge of Pickett's brigade, but on that
day he had seen the spot where the
wallowing grey tide beat itself crim-oi
against Ce;n tory Rlidge, and he had
come awvay with new impressions of
Southern chivai:-v andl of Southern man
hood. Death thrust his sickle (leep that
(lay into the ranks of Southern chivalry,
and1 has thrust his sickle dleep since that
day forty years ago. We of the Sons
of Veterans belong to a new generation,
and we are admonishedl that we must
move forward, but it will be a sad day,
if it ever comes, when the young men
-of the South forget the valorous deeds
of their ancestors. It was a great
p)leasure to him today to introduce as
orator a man in every fibre of his being
true to wvhat is best in the New South
and true to whaut wvas best in the 01(d
DR. SCIllERI*R'S ADDlRI:SS.
Dr. Scherer said that he came not
today to pay a eulogy to the Con feder
ate soldier, iIe needs no eulogy. 1le dlid.
not intendl to strew flowers uplonl his'
grave, but to pluck them, for it seemed
to him that from every Confederate
grave springs flowvers of truth. llis|
theme ho gave as "The Soldier as a
Teacher," and said that he wished to
talk of two grent prinile m.imne l
Sponsor Jno. M. Kinard Camp, U. S. C.
Miss Gilder is the daughter of I
Her Maids of Honor are Miss i
Justice Y. J. Pope, and Miss Lizzie
The Herald and News regrets t
graphs of the Maids of lonor.
sons, written for ever by the tattered
school master in gray.
First and foremost, the Confederate
soldiers were patriots. Never did truer
patriots answer to the stirring bugle
note than were those boys in gray who
sprang from the plough share to grasp
the bayonet and follow their peerless
leaders through stress of conflict and
poverty and ragged suffering until at
last, in the trenches around Petersburg,
they grimly massacred the French lan
guage and called thsmselves "Lee's
miserables." Patriots they were, in
very deed and ti ath - fighting with as
lofty spirit and as worthy motive as
ever filled the breasts of courageous
men. Patriots even when you set the
highest standard of patriotism, which
can be no other than the sti .iggle for
human freedom. The right of a church
to be free made the wars of Cromwell.
The right of a.colony to be frec made
tha war of the Revolution. The right
of a State to be free made the war for
Southern independence-the right of a
State to be free.
What is patriotism? Patriotism, Loth
in word and in fact, is bound up with
the family. The reason why you love
the rocks and rills of this your native
land is because it is your native land
and the land where your fathers died.
Patriotism in its lust reduction is home
love. And that is why the men of the
South responded to the battle call with
such glad eagerness - leaping to the em
brace of the war gcd as a babe to the
arms of its father; because the right of
a state to be free meant to them the
right of a home to be free and sacred.
The first great lesson wvhich the hand of
the teacher in gray wvrites high upon
thme tablets of his learning children is the
lesson of the love of home.
This word home is the distinctive of
the Anglo-Saxon race. And I tell you
when that wvord loses with us its won
drous sweetness of unfathomable mean
ing, wvhen ''home'' means to us less
than it does now, when it no longer
stirs the deepest emotions of the heart,
when manly tears no longer flow unbid
den at the singing of that simple, match
less song of Payne's, "Home, Sweet
Home!" -no other people have such a
song as that -why, in that day the glory
of the Anglo-Saxon race will have per
ished, because it will have lost its hold
upon the magic "'open sesane'" which
has unbarred the gates of glory and of
grace before it since Hlermann first.
fought for his wife and child andl home
against the Romans in the TIeutoburger
The second great lesson of the teach
er in gray is manliness. I challenge the
world to produce a spectacwle of manli
ness surpassing that of the Southern
soldier in his hour of dlefeat. Such an
exhibition of manliness was never wvit
nessed before andl will never be wit -
T1he rianliness of t.he hero in gray
teaches us to b)e on guard against all
insidious invasion of our home IifCe. The
sp)eaker referred as an instance to the
corrup)t literature which is invading the
Dr. Scherer said he had no) respect
for the commercial p)atriot, the mani
who goes to Washington with his hat
in hand begging favors. Nor had he
any respect for the man who is always
raking upl (lead issues. Tlhere was some
thing noble about the old1-time mode of
duelling.. It is past andl it is well t hat
it has. BAut the fight ended the bicker
ing. We fought t,he North. Th'le North
won. Let the issue be closed.
The regal quality of the Confederate
soldier was his sel flessness whmate .er
cause he had no mra has ever claimed
that the Confederate soldier fought for
himself. What ever the princ.ile it.was
a principle, lie dlisplayed f he highest
type of selflessness- -and1 selflessness is
the crowning glory of main.
lie dlid not stand here today and f hank
God that the Southern Cause was lost,
but he did stand here today and thank
God that the South in its history had a
Lost Cause, because the Lost Cause of
the South is the most preciouis herit age
which canm telonmg to any nation or to
any man. Selflessness, which it ex
emp)lif'ies, is the sup)remle lesson wr'itte.n
inl our hearts by the teacher in gray.
The anneaknercmcnu(lel ith a tribut
V., Reunion Columbia Play 12-14, 1903.
)r. James K. Gilder.
deville Pope, the daughter of Chief
Glenn, the daughter of Mrs. Mattie
hat it could not secure the photo.
to the South's matchless leader, Robert
E. Lee. If the war between the States
had accomplished nothing else, it were
worth all the fire and blood and tears of
those terrible four years that the chil
dren of the South might have set high
before them on the everlasting pedestal
of fame, where he may be seen and
studied of all, that sole and splendid
teacher in gray, our sublime monitor in
every high and holy lesson for all the
ages that are yet to be. In death, he
left a heritage to all. One such exam
ple is worth more to eaith than ten
"Forth from its scabbatd! all in vain!
Forth flashed the sword of Lee!
'Tis shrouded now in its sheath again;
It sleeps the sleep of our noble slain,
Defeated, yet without a stain,
Proudly and peacefully!"
Dr. Scherer, upon his appearance,
and at the conclusion of his address,
was accorded a sincere and hearty ova
tion, and during his address, the eyes
of many an old veteran filled with the
unbidden tears as the burning eloquence
of the young man before them, true to
the traditions of the old South, yet with
his face to the future, brought up
recollections of comrades who sleep in
wEARIRs OF sOUTHERN CROSS.
At the couclusion of the address the
Southern Cross of Honor was bestowed
by the Daughters of the Confederacy
upon a number of veterans. A number
had made application and had been
granted crosses but were not present
and couldi not, therefore, receive them.
The following are the names of those
wvho received the crosses: J. H. Ale
wvine, Co. C, 4th Battalion; J. M. Boland,
Co. 11, Hiolcombe Legion; Francis Bobb,
Co. HI, Hlol. Legion; H. M. Barger, Co.
D, 3d1 Battalion; I evi Buzhardt, Co. D,
4th Regt. State Reserves; J. E. Cofield,
Co. E, 3d Regt.; J. L,. Connelly, Co. A,
4lth Bat. ; J. HI. P. Cromer, Co. C, Hol.
Leg.; J. HI. Dominick, Co. C, 13th Regt.;
A. M. D)ominick, Co. D, 4th Bat. ; W.
C. Derrick, Co. C, 20th Regt.; J. M.
Hlartman, Co C, 3d Regt.; Thos. J.
Hayes, Co. A, 4th Regt. State Reser
ves; J. J. Hipp, Co H, 3d Regt.; E.
McD. Heller, Co. A, 4th Bat.; E. L.
HlendIrix, Co. H, Hol. Leg.; J. H. Liv
ingston, Co. H, 3d Regt.; A. A. Nates,
Co. G, 13th Regt.; E. W. Reese, Co. G,
Hlol. Leg. ; F. G. Spearman, Co. A, State
Cadets; WV. F. Sloan, Co. F, 20th Regt.;
J1. F. Taylor, Co. G, 13th Regt. ; W. P.
Williams, Co. G, 7th Regt. ; Dr. S.
Pope, 1st S. C. Rtegt. and 22 Ga. Regt.;
Wairen H. Jones, Co C, Hol. Leg. and
Co. E. 7th Regt. Cay.
The following five vetarans, who
were not p)resent last Junie, also receiv
('d crosses: HI. D. Bloozer, Co. E, 7th
Regt. Cavr.; ,J. S. Spearman, Co. B.,
St ate Cadets; T.' P. Pitts, Co. C., 4th
flat.; A. B. Cromer; II. 1). Cannon.
'"Tenting On the 01(1 Camp Ground''
and other Southern wvar songs wvere
rendteredl by the select choir and the
gradled school children and the audience
dlispersedl to lay floral tril)utes upon the
grav'es of the heroic Con federate dead.
T'he monument, -the Village Graveyard,
and I osemont were~ decorated, and in
the Old1 Jolmstone burying groundl the
grave of Albert K. Boyce, the grand
son of Chancellor Job1 ,Johnstone, the
only Con feder ate soldier sleeping in
this bumying groundl.
No Special Trains.
'Through mistake it wvas announcedl in
the last issue of '[he [Hera1ld and News
that the Southei n would op)erate sp)ecial
trains to Columbia todlay and tomorrow
on acc:>unt of the Confederate reunion.
No sp)ecial trains will be operatedl on
either road. '[he fare for the round
tri p from Newbei ry is $1. 10- one cent
a mile for t.he whole (distance traveled,
plus~ t wenty-five cents.
Tlwo Big Stores Full.
Tlhe Mower Campany has two big
stores full of good, reliable merchan
(ldie, and at reasonable prices. In an
other column they tell their own story.
The Head of the House
Can't help b)eing interestedl in some
thmin that will protect the health of the
family.. A pure, scientifically milled,
Ilou r will do this and ''Clifton'' is the
THB CONFBDBRATB MONUMBNT.
Suggestion That The Square Be Fenced
And Improved-County and Town
Will Do Their Part.
It has been suggested recently by a
number of persons interested that the
square in the rear of the court house
on which stands the monument to New
berry's Confederate dead, should be
improved and beautified. A beautiful
miniature park, with beds of roses and
other flowers, and small plots of grass,
with playing fountains, and fenced
about with a low iron railing could be
put on the spot at small cost, and such
a place would be a credit to the city and
The matter was brought to the atten
tion of the town and county officials by
a representative of Herald and News
yesterday. Mayor Earhardt, speaking
for the council, said that he was sure
the town would do its part if the matter
is taken up and pushed by the Daugh
ters of the Confederacy or the Sons of
Veterans, or some organization which
would be really interested in the work
-the Danghters of the Confederacy he
thought the most appropriate.
Supervisor Schumpert, speaking for
the county, said that the county would
donate the land, which is now the prop
erty of the county, and also do its part
in helping to secure the improvements.
By building the fence around so that
the rear end of the court house will
form a part ,of one of the parallel sides,
a place large enough for use by the
veterans and their friends could easily
be made beautiful, and at very small
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Associate Justice Ira B. .Jones was
in Newberry Saturday.
Mrs. Ira B. Jones is visiting the family
of Mr. S. B. Jones in the city.
Newberry will send a large Reunion
delegation to Columbia tcday.
Miss Sue Suber, who has been visit
ing Mrs. W. P. Davis, has returned to
her home in Saluda.
Mr. Olin F. Fulmer, of Columbia,
spent the past several days with rela
tives in Newberry.
Hon. Cole. L. Blease instituted a
Rebekah Lodge 1. O. 0. F. at Green
wood on Saturday night.
Sheriff Buford brought a negro from
Columbia wantcd in Laurens Count y
on a charge of violating contract.
The ball team of Newberry College
will go to Due West today to play the
team of Erskine College this afternoon.
Mr. Theo. Danielson, deputized by
Grand Master, J. M. Davis, instituted
a lodge of Odd Fellows at Irene on
The fare for the round trip from
Newberiy to Columbia on account of
the Confederate Reunion is only $1.10
within the reach of all.
Mr. H1. C. Lorick, who graduated
from Newberry Callege in the class of
1901, and who has been teaching school
i Pi Keahaw, was in the city yesterday.
J. T. Barron, Esq., of Columbia, at
tended the convoca'tion of Signet Chap
ter' R. A. M., in the city last night.
The Royal Arch degree was conferred.
A number of Newvberrians attended
the anniversary celebration in Clinton
on Saturday, and the game of ball be
tween Newberry and Clinton on Satur
It has been suggested that the merchi
ants start the early closing in ordler to
give employes an hour for recreation
in the afterncon. Many other towns
have already begun.
Mr. C. P. Pelham wvent to Gaffney
yesterday to assist in placing for one of
the Gaffney banks small savings banks
of the character of those recently
p)laced for the Newberry Savings Bank.
Superintendlent of Education E. S.
Werts geas to Columbia to:lay to t;ake
in the reunion and to make arrange
ments for the connty summer school
for teachers. T1he program for the
summer school will be announced upon0f
Miss Hobrtense Long's many friends
in this city will be glad to learn that
she has comp)letely recoveredl from an
illnesc of several months, and left her
home at H onea Path yesterday to re
suime her dutties as trainedl nurse in
S. Goodstein Assigns,
Mr. S. Goodstein, wvho has been con
ducting a general dry goods business on
Main street, has made an arsignment
for the benefit of his creditors. There
will be a meeting of the creditors at 11
a. m. on Thursday, May 21, at the
ofice of Cole. L,. Blease, Esqf., assignee,
for the app)ointment of agents of the
No Change of Schedule.
As predictedl by The IIerald and News,
there was no change in the schedule of
the Southern's early morning and late
night passengers between Charleston
and Greenville. The rumor~ that the
change would take place was very gen
orally circulated, but it seems had no
foundation in fact.
An Eistimnable Woman's )ea thi.
Kinards, May 7. --Mrs. Mary E.X
Copeland, wife of the Rev. J. R. Cope
land of the South Carolina Metho
(list Conference diedl at Kinards May (6,
after an illness of three weeks, and
was buried the following day. Revs.
John 0. Wilson and S. 11. Zimmermani
condlucted the funeral services. An
estimable and faithful woman, she
will he greantly mised.
MAJOR WELCH IN (iRBBNWOOD.
Delivers Memorial Day Address-"The
Best Speech Bver Delivered on Such an
Major Robert I. Welch, of this city,
delivered the Memorial Day address in
Greenwood on Friday. Though noti
fRed only the day I ;fore t itt ho would
be expected to deliver the address, his
remarks have been very highly com
mended by those who were so fortunate
as to be present upon this occasion.
Speaking of the address, the Green
wood correspondent of the News and
Mr. Welch took the place of another
and had but a short notice of the de
sire for him to deliver the address, but
he was equal to the occasion. At the
contusion of his speech the Veterans
and the members of the Ladies' Memo
rial Association, who were-on thostand,
crowded around him to extend con
gratulations. The universal opinion is
that it was the best sppech ever de
livered on such an occasion. Mr. Welch
announced in the beginning that he
wished to disprove the idea of a "Lost
Cause.'' The cause for which the Con
federate soldier had fought so long and
so] gallantly was the right of local self
government, so much of it as is com
patible with safety to the whole Gov
ernment, and that this idea or ideal
was stronger today by reason of the
fig it made for it by the Confederate
soldier. He predicted that the time
would come when the American peo
pie would rise up and pay tribute to
the Confederate soldier for his heroic
fight for liberty, for the right of self
governmeut. His whole address was
thoughtful and forceful.
Sheiiff Buford, of this city, has re
ceived from a veteran in Greenwood a
personal letter in which the address is
thus spoken of:
"I write to say that Mr. Welch, of
your town came, saw and captured our
audience. Indeed, he made a decided
impression in that the people hung
spell-tound on his words for more than
three-quarters of an hour, and, in fact,
they have not cersc,.1 to talk of his ad
dress up to the present. Yesternay a
party asked me what I thought of it.
I said thut I regard :1 it :'s one of the
best that we have ever had. "One of
the best,'' said he. "I regard it as
the best.'' So we now put you folks on
notice. The latch string hangs outside
to Welch and our gates are widt. open
W. G. Austin.
Meeting James D.. Nance Camp.
Immediately after the Memorial ex
ercises in the opera house on Sat urday
morning the James 1). Nance ('amp
held a called meeting. In the ahseine
of the Commander, Mr. M. A. Carlisle
Upon motion of Adjutant Schumpert,
the following new members were
elected: James Preston Kinard, Ramey
H-Iitt, F. L. L ominick, D. Ml. Crosso,
H. P'. IKoon.
The Adj utant read a comnmuniication
from IHon. Altamont Moses, of Sumter,
Secretary of the Commission to take
charge of raising the $10,C)30 by volun
tary contribution to supplement. the
$l0,0 >) alppropr'iated b)y the State for
the ere:ction of an eqlues,trian at ue to
the memory of Wade ll ampton, a'l:ing
the camp to appIoint five members to
take charge of raising Newherry 's
quiota, which is $250. Thle following
committee wvas appointed.
From the City, Dr. .la'. Melntosh
and Mr. M. A. Carlisle.
Fr'om the County, Messrs. R. TI. C.
IHunter andl W. G. Peterson.
F'rom the Sons of Veterans, Ml r. J1no.
On motion of the Adjutant, the Camp)
p)assedl a resolution of thanks to D)r. ..
A. B. Scherer, for the beaut iflul and
apipropr'iate adldress just dlelivered.
Lost Two Years Ago.
Policeman Franklin (luring his ser
vice on the Newberry police force has
gained quite a nice reputation for
sp)eedy dletective work. Several weceks
ago he was; asked b)y a lady to trace a
valuable buckle wvhich she had lost . 'lTe
buckle wVas a family heirloom, having
been brought. to this countriy from Ire
land more than a century' ago. Mir.
Franklin tcok a dlescripition of the piece
While at. the closing session of' the
Colored State Haptist C onvent ioni on
Sunday ntight. he observedl the buckle
enhancing the charms of a dutsky dam
se'l dleep in her dlevotions.
Sat urday morn ig h(e scovered it.
'The woman said she had I t purchase a
hat, andl the hat. containied the buck le
and that was all she knew about it.
Thle Mayor's t:mrt.
Tlhiings have bteen very quiet ini t he
mayor's court for the past . ral da.I
WithI t he exception of' a few<hliunk s
and dlisorderl ies, and on c ight in whient
but ne bdow was pa'sed, t hetre has
boon nothing of any con:egnqn ;ce.
Ou'r Stiek is full of f'verytIhi ng
niew andI prel ty to adorn theo hat of
ho si inm"r girl. Coime mt.' IsPe
what d'e have to shmv' 30n.
Notice of' Assignment,
. ing tl mad a deed of assig nment
to me this 11 th daty oif Mlay, 19tt8, for
the benefit of his c'reditors, there will
be at me'et ing of t he creditoir'. att my
(omeeC, at. New herry C out it.l ose, oni
Thursday 21st day o)f May, 19t03, at 1I
o'clock a. mi., fior thet apin)ltmenit of
agents of the tcredit ors.
Are full of good reliable mer
chandise--the kind that it pays
you to buy, particularly when
you can buy it at the reasonable
prices that we ask. Every week
we have been adding such new
as well as staple goods as we
deem desirable, so that today we
present an unbroken stock.
Before buying your mid--summer
dress see our Sheer lovely Per
sian Lawns, French Lawns Very
Sheer, Swiss Organdies, Dotted
Swisses,MulI Chiffons, China Silk,
Silk Chiffon, etc. Lace Bands are
in great demand. We have them
in variety. Our Wash Goods de
partment is full of pretty goods.
Muslin from 5c. upward. Ging
ham, Madras, Duck. If you need
Black Goods of any zind, cotton
ware or silk, we can supply you.
Ask for what you want, whether
it be a Jap, Taffeta, India or Fou
lard Silk, we have them all.
In our Shoe Department you
can find the latest styles in Ox
fords, Sandals, Land Boots, etc.
Our line of Ladies', Misses' ahd
Children's Shoes is a very popu
lar one and gives satisfaction to
COME AND SEE US.
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