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MAJOR MARION MOISE.
Funoral Address Delivered By Rev.
Barneu Elsas, of Charleston, B.C.
'Thou wilt be missed, for thy place
will be empty."
These words, used originally, when,
David and Jonathan, those fuends
tried and true, were abouf to part,
perhaps for the last time, co'me vivid?
ly before the mind, now that another
frier d, loyal and devoted, has gone
from us forever.
For I have not come to-day merely
to speak on behalf of the commu?
nity In which our brother was de?
servedly held In coslcuous esteem.
T have come as a personal friend
wmo respected, admired, yes. who
Nor havs I corns to praise him.
Of little use ars the words of prslse
of our friends when we lie
cold In death. Tis not the words
that our friends weave for us when
we are dead, nor the flowers thsy
send to adorn our tomb, but our
lives as we have lived them that
speak beet for us when life Is fled. Tis
net the wealth we havs amassed,
nor the monuments we havs raised,
but the good that ws havs dons that
lives after ua This alone It Is that
keeps us In gratsful remembrance,
that makes us "live In hearts we
leave behind." Yet duty bids me
My Friends: Everyone who passes
through life and notes Its varying
phases, and especially a minister
who Is confronted with many a tragic
incident, must gradually become not
Indeed heart-hardened, but Inured to
witness great calamities without
shrinking and to speak of great sor?
rows with calm firmness. But when
I think of tks tragedy of this Ufe. I
feel that It needs all ths self-con?
trol that I can command, to address
even a few brief words to you with?
An entire community Is rarely
stirred when ons of Its members
passes away. Death Is too common an
oocurence to arouse special commsnt
savs among those directly interest?
ed. Who was not profoundly touchsd
when the word was gently whispered
around: "Marlon Molse Is dead"!
Can ws realise even now, that this
brilliant light has gone out, that this
chivalrous soul is no more? There
was no gentler, strenger, manlier
man. Some of you may have known
him longer, but none of you knew
him better than I. A good man has
gone from us: a righteous Israelite
baa gathered to his fathers and a
noble soul has returned to ltnl Ood.
He will be missed, for his place will
be empty. 8uch places ars not easily
I am not going to rsfsr to his
many-sided activities, to his patriotic
and public-spirited services which he
rendered to his native State and to
the city of his adoption. These things
are konwn to you all. True to his
heritage, he wus a worthy son of a
worthy sire?the father a king, ths
son a prince among men. South Caro?
lina never had a more loyal and de?
voted son, nor had Sumter a better
eltlson. But I would rather speak of
Merlon Molse?the man?as I knew
him and and as you knew him.
He was a man of fine Intelligence,
a ripe scholar, a lover of learning, a
student to the end. From his Hps our
English tongue streamed forth In
fluent eloqence; and prose and poetry
were equally the vehicles of his
thought. For wisdom and discretion,
for practical advice in difficulty, none
could surpass him. He was a man to
trust, to look up to, to follow. As a
companion none could be more genial,
as perfect In bis feelings as in his
manners; absolutly sincere, and
open as crystal.
But best of all was his loving and
sympathetic heart. "He had a tear
for pity and a hand, open as the day,
for melting charity." There are those
here today, and more who are not
here, who can tell of his generous and
timely help. He seemed to enjoy his
means for the good that he could do
with them. And he did that good
without a spark of pride, or vanity,
or thirst for praise; so that those
who were helped by his bounty loved
him more for himself and his own
beauty of . character than for his
generous gifts . For he gave more
than his money?he gave himself*
And thus he added to the sum of
He loved his faith with heart and
soul and might. It was 1 Is proud
boast to be of ths race of Iirael; and
he manifested his pride In thought
and word and deed. Yet his was no
narrow faith nor were hH sympa?
thies confined to those of his own
creed. He loved his fellow men and
put Into practice the glowing teach?
ing of the prophet: "Have we not
all one Father, hath not one Cod
created us all?"
He loved his home ami loved his
family Am *?>n. as hu I. ax fa?
ther, one rarely meets hit* equal.
Let us throw the muntlo of charity
over his faults; remumbi ring litfl
pasjfl deeds, his kind IrOfdsj, his love,
hi* friendship. But above all, l??t
us learn the solemn lesson which
this trsglc event preaches to us, the
lesson of the uncertalny of life and
ths Instability of human possessions
Today 1? ours, tomorrow is Clod's.
Let us work faithfully while w>? can,
There is so much to be done n the
world. How indifferent and self
centered we are In the midst :>f it'
How little we do for others, how
much we try to do for ourselvei! O,
ardent, xealous, unselfish soul, all
too soon gone from us, may we emu?
late they unselfishness, by taking up
the work which thou hast laid down!
And what can I say to those upon
whom this sad loss has fallen? Such
a tragedy robs the human tongue of ,
its boasted power to soothe the ach- i
lng heart; when human words fall
to lay balm on burnig wounds. Rea?
son may offer many arguments why
we should dry our tears, but love, at
this moment so strong, just because
the greatest sacrifice is demanded,
refuses to listen, and rejects the cold
consolation which it alone could of?
fer. I can only say: "God Comfort
you! Look up! Be brave!" Life
claims you. The living call you. He
who now lies cold in death, gave
you his love. Give of that *ove to
others, and in your loving service
shall your own great sorrow oe for?
Thus have the great minds of his?
tory met their bereavemei t and
found consolation. When tho great
English statesman Peel, had lost
the compunlon of his youth, he was
found heart-broken and in t >ars by
nls friend Cobden. "Courage Peel,"
he said, "the poor have need of you.
We must try and have the Corn
Laws abolished." And to thi.t great
cause he devoted his energies and
forgot his misery. When Tannyson
lost his dearest friend Arthur Hal
lam, he did not allow hlmsel ' to be
crushed under the burden of lls woe,
but in silent mourning he composes
his Immortal poem, the In Memor?
ia m, which he dedicated to hit friend,
and thus did he forget his gref.
We cannot all be poets off states?
men. There are not great causes
which we can Influence, bat there
is enough to be done In this sad
world of ours, In which we may all
participate, and thus conqver our
sorrow In our hour of trial i-.nd mis?
The poet has told us that ' sorrow's
crown of sorrow Is rem< mbering
happier things." But surely our ex?
perience will not bear this out, else
were life not worth living to those
who have loved and lost. Tt ose who
have suffered bereavement iiust feel
that the memory of what our dear
ones were to us while we enjoyed
their sweet companionship is for
us a perennial source of In miration,
chastening, purifying, ennol ling our
existence, and enabling us to bear
even tfhJe sting of death wltl calm re?
signation. "Reme.nberlng happier
things," not Sorrow's crown of sor?
row, but life's most precious crown
of Joy. So, my friends, may It be with
And now I bid thee, in he name
of all they friends, a fond farewell.
Though thou art gone from us, thy
memory shall ever abide vs itbi us, a
memory of happy days now past, an
Inspiration to high and lefty en?
deavor. Fare the well!
INSURGENTS" SURRENDER TO
They Agree to Support Ailmlnlsi ra?
tion's Legislative Programme.
Washington, Feb. 1.?The unani?
mous decision to support the Admin?
istration's programme of legislation
was reached at a conference of the
"insurgents" of the house held last
night. Representative Gardner, of
Massachusetts, and Repiesentative
Hays, of California, were authorised
to inform President Taft to that ef?
fect. The Administration's pro?
gramme of legislation embraces,
among other subjects, those of rail?
road legislation, conservation, postal
savings banks and antl-lnjunctlon.
The action was taken, it is said, In
order to give definite assurance to
President Taft and to the country
that the "Insurgents" were unani?
mously in favor of all progressive
legislation advocated by the Presi?
It is a conspicuous faci that the
ship subsidy and Federal incorpora?
tion recommendations of the Presi?
dent are not included in the list, and
It was said by one of the "insurgents"
th"t there has been no endeavor to
reach an agreement uopn these sub?
The "insurgents" dlscjssed the
question of a Republican caucus on
the proposition of amendin r, the rules
of the house and of dei oslng the
speaker from the chairmanship of
the rules committee, and it Is said
there was practically unanimous un?
derstanding to the effect tr at the "In?
surgents" would not cam us on the
rules question. They stf nd ready,
however, to act whenever the matter
Is presented on the floor ol the house.
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PLEA FOR THE COOPERS.
Luke Wright Appears for Carmack's
Nashville, Tenn. Feb. 3.?Whether
Col. Duncan B. and Robin Cooper
must serve 20 years for the slaying
of Former United States Senator E.
W. Carmack or whether they will get
a new trial now rests with the su?
preme court of the State of Tenn?
The arguments in the motion for a
rehearing were concluded today and
the question rests with the court.
There is but one hope for the Coop?
ers in case of an adverse decision?
Gov. M. R. Patterson, who is their
Luke E. Wright closed the case
with an argument for the defense
which in brilliancy, daring and elo?
quence has seldom beer equalled
4II am not here In the capacity of
a paid attorney," he said with much
feel'ng as he concluded. "I am here
because I have known, loved and re?
spected the man who has been made
the principal ' in this case, and be?
cause I loved hlB son. I am here be?
cause this man and this boy have
been wrongfully pointed out to the
world as cold blooded assassins. 1
am here because I believed In my
heart that a most cruel Injustice has
been done Col. Cooper and his son
"I am not here to denounce Sena?
tor Carmack. I admired him as a
great statesman and a great editor.
I believe in the old adage, 'speak
only good of the dead.' God knows
there is so much of tault and error in
all of us that it should be permitted
to sleep with our ashes. But we owe
a duty to the living, too. I believe
your honors, in all charity, that the
lamented Carmack deliberately set
In motion the chain of events which
ended in his own untimely death.
And I believe that even his own le?
gion of friends no more regret his
tragic end than do the two men I
"And I will go further: probably I
?or even your honors?might, under
similar circumstances, have readily
imagined that we were in the same
deadly danger as Senator Carmack
Imagined threatened him on that
fatal November afternoon, and yet,
conceding all this, and with the
gentlest sorrow for the dead, I
sumbit the case on the record of the
testimony, believing that it shows
that the whole tragic affair was the
result of a tragic misunderstanding."
A Negro's Tribute to The Late Major
There are many negro men who
would cheerfully speak out on sub?
jects like the above and many another
but for a feeling of restraint and
delicacy which it is exceedingly dim
cult to break with and overcome.
They are very fearful, lest that they
do that which Is out of keeping with
good taste and thus give offense to
their audience. But I personally feel
Impelled at this time to break with
every restraint of conventionality and
otherwise and cast in my mite with
the tribute of respect which is just?
ly due and being generously paid to
the memory of this great and good
man, Major Marlon Molse, univer?
sally belOVtd, hence, universally
mourned. In this I presume I do not
speak for myself alone; for the
negroes of this and other communi?
ties who knew Major Molse, owe him
a debt of gratitude for unselfish,
loyal service which no other can dis?
charge. His kindly, genial face, his
sane counsel and advice, his genuine
and broad sympathy for any and all
with whm he had to do we can never
forget. In his demise the negroes
have lost a staunch friend, a fearless
I and untiring advocte in the councils
of men. While I realize that the de?
ceased needs no word of praise from
my lips, for thousands of his own
race and people stand ready with
tongue and pen to do honor to his
shade, yet I feel that all this were in?
complete without a word from the
negro whose servant he was In the
truest and best sense of that term.
We have often heard him say, "We
are all servants." This expression
falling from his lips has no doubt
dignified labor in the eyes of many
an otherwise mistaken youth. The
most I can say Is, he was one of the
fortunate few who by his lofty life
and character belonged to no race or
people In particular, but to all in
general. Humanity claimed him. For
her large sphere of activity and use
fulness, which he so nobly filled,
nature richly endowed him. The negr:>
therefre, dare enter the sanctity of
this sad happening and share the
sorrow of friends and loved ones*
Your loss Is our loss. You miss him,
we miss him. With you we mourn
May Heaven naiad cemfort.
a. u. Prierton.
February 2nd. 1910.
Alaska Wae once "Beward'i Coll/*'
and now, says Secretary Baliinger, it
Ih "a great prize package."--Spring
Hi Id Republican.
KAN CORN EXPOSITION.
Movement launched at Columbia
Columbia, Feb. 3.?At a confer?
ence held today it was decided to be?
gin active steps toward holding a
corn exposition here next December.
The plan is to enlist the co-operation
of all chambers of commerce and
boards of trade and individuals in
the State. It is hoped that $5,000
may be raised for prizes. Active steps
were also taken to subdivide the work
among the committee. President Alex
Hudson stated that he is very much
gratified at the enthusiastic support
given the movement. In accordance
with the resolution passed at the re?
cent meeting the committee appar
ed before the ways and means com?
mittee of the House and secured a
favorable reuort on a $1,000 appro?
priation to be put Into the bill.
The money in to be expended un?
der the direction of the president and
the commissioner of agriculture,
commerce and Industries, and the
I work Is to be done under direction of
these and the head of the agricultural
department at Clemson College and
the superintendent of extension
work. Other meetings will be held
I later or
70 PER.~ - IN MINE EXPLOSION.
Mexico Visited by Another Terrible
Laredo, Texas, Feb. 2.-?One of the
greatest disasters in the history of
Mexican coal mining, which has here?
tofore experienced several crushing
blows, resulting in a tremendous loss
of human life, took place early to?
day In the Palatl mine at Las Esper
anzas,, Mexico. The toll of human
life which paid the penalty of negli?
gence on the part of some minev is
officially placed at seventy, while the
list of injured numbers nearly as
many, principally Mexicans and Jap?
The explosion occurred in the No.
3 shaft of the coal mine of the Es
peranzas Mining Company, and is at?
tributed to the ignition of gas by the
flame of a miner's cigarette.
PLANS DASH TO SOUTH POLE.
IVary Makes Proposition to National
Washington, Feb. 3.?The proposal
of Commander Robert E. Peary, the
discoverer of the North Pole, made
today on behalf of the Pear Arctic
Club, of New York to the National
Geographic Society, that these two
organizations fit up a Joint expedition
to search for the unconquered South
Pole was received with enthusiasm
by the members of the board of man?
agers of the Geographic Society, but
as the meeting at the dinner was an
informal one, no action was taken.
The matter, however was referred to
the finance and research committee
of the Society, with instructions to re?
port at a special meeting to be called
at an early date. It Is believed that
the Society will decide to accept the
proposal. Commander Perry, how?
ever, said that he could not conduct
the expedition In person, as the
sledge work required so much physi?
cal exertion that it needs a younger
man than he to undcrtaae it.
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I give Doan'S Kidney Pills the credit
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