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On the Occasion of the Unveiling o
the Timrod ?iemorial Bust.
.We. are assembled here to-day
as arolinians and Charlestonians
a tardy tribute of reverence
thee ory of enry Tim od.
By the strange irony of fate, he
who lived in poverty and died in
want rises again in our midst to
day triumphant in bronze, in this
the historic city of his birth,
which he loved so well, within
sound of those chimes whose
music has ever since been sweeter
for his words. This day-the
long night past-amid sunshine
and flowers, Henry Timrod comes
into his lawful inheritance. This
day, "with a chaplet on his fore
head," he justifies his life before
his own people; for this day .he
is admitted,, with due solemnity,
to our hail of fame and takes his
Sseat, of his own right, in the au
gust company of the fathers,
whose very names the true son
of . Carolina delights to recall.
Ancso on this occasion so hon
orable, Mr, President, to those
who conceived and made it pos
sible, it is fitting that I should
set forth briefly the measure of
South Carolina's debt to Henry
Timrod and the reasons that jus
tify this memorial, which has
been erected to his memory by
the people of his* native State,
aided by contributions from many
sections of the union.
It is not my purpose, however,
to shadow this occasion which
should be so full of brightness by
the recital, fatniliar to you all, of
the poet's brief, pathetic, and
seemingly uneventful career. I
look his whole life through and I
find it best resumed in the beau
tiful words that stand out in
bronze on a panel of the Timrod
memorial to-dav: "T h r o u g h
clouds and through sunshine, in
peace and in war, amid the stress
of poverty and the storms of
civil strife, his soul never faltered
and his purpose never failed. To
his poetic mission he was faith
ful to the end. In life and in
death he was not disobedient
unto the heavenly mission." This
is the true story of his life. Yet
one word of warning I feel I
should add. Whenever the story
of Timrod's life is told, it must
be that the shadows come out in
undue proportion. It is true that
his life was a life of poverty, of
much suffering and trial, and of
promise somewhat blighted. It
is possibly true that, as a wniter
of exquisite verse and of many
compositions w.hich are true
poems, he did not fill with his
own generation the place he holds
.j will need
ants in this line. We have a
'ge Coats and Vests, Flannel
Coats and Vests, Drap d'Ete
Mlpaca Coats and Vests.
half price.
Coats. -A full stock of Men's,
ire always the lowest.
Iker & Co.
with us; but is not- true that
Timrod lacke frieads or that his
genius was wholf fUnrecognized.
Gilmore Simms, Paul.Hayne, the
brilliant John Diekinson Bruns,
the late Judge Bryan and others
perhaps not less gifted if le
well remembered, and some .oo,
hriew-nt us to-5 ay, were his
sincere friends and generous ad
mirers, and often gave the friendly
counsel, often spoke the word of
encouragement so needful to the
poet in his hard career. Those
of an earlier generation will re
member the thrill that flashed
from sea to mountain when the
warlike note of "Carolina" was
first sounded; many a gray-haired
matron in Charleston to-day will
tell you that "Spring" and "A
Common Thought" have lam in
her heart for near half a century;
and when we recall that the poet's
life was embittered by poverty,
we should remember, too, that
his people were in want.. The
day of war and reconstruction is
a grim day for all, and if grimmer
for the poet, the fault lies, per
haps, with his people than with
his art. Silent inter arma artes.
This is not-the time nor is this
the occasion for a critical esti
mate of the poetry of Henry Tim
rod, and were it so I could wish
that that task had been assigned
to a worthier hand. Nor can I,
in the brief space of half an' hour,
consider *his poetic range, the
limitations of his art, or his in
dividual treatment of the various
manifestations of nature and the
heart which are the poet's quarry.
We are here to-day to crown and
not to criticise. Yet it is my wish
not to allow the inspiration of
this occasion to hurry me 'into
exaggerated claims which do not
exalt, but belittle, the object of
misplaced eulogy. And so I shall
not say that Henry Timrod is a
'great poet. No truly .great poet
has yet been born on American
soil, no do I think that our land
-the greatest of all lands in ma
material resources, the equal of
any in commercial prosperity
will give birth to a great poet for
perhaps many generations to
come, precisely because the heart
and brain of the land are to
deeply absorbed in that material
and commercial greatness. But
I do claim that Henry Timrod is
no mere writer of charming verse;
that there runs through his comn
poitos the true and "vital, if
fine, flame that separates by the
Iessential line the work, however
charming, of the versifier from
th okof the poet.
I read his compositions and I
find an imagination rich and virid,
a fancy at times as airy and deli
teasnthe gossamer threads on
which in his "Cotton Boll" he has
suspended the splendid fabric of
the vision of his country s great
ness. I find a poetic diction that
must haunt the dullest ear; fe
licity in the choice of epithets
that lifts common things to dis
tinction. I find exquisite finish
and a just sense of form; a sensi
bility to the beauty of outward
things that is born with the ar
tistic temperament; a keen vision
of the spiritual meaning that
underlies the. visible universe.
Lastly, I find the heart of the
true poet, ever as responsive to
noble emotion as the strings of
the Aeolian harp to the voice of
the breeze. Al these things I
find and, in right of these things,
I claim that "Spring," "A Com
mon Thought," "Carolina," "Eth
nogenesis," and many other com
positions I might name are not a
series of charming or spirited
verse, but are true poems in the
exacting modern sense.
And now, ladies and gentlemeri
if Henry Timrod's life is seem
ingly so uneieutful, if it is not
claimed that he is a great poet,
will you then be tempted to ask:
Why stands this monument here
to-day; what is its justification?
I might claim, Mr. President,
that every true poet has a right
to honor among his own people r
fq.it is a great thing for a lad
to have given birth to a poet. As r
the Greeks in the olden-days
when sett' out fo? now lad
bore with th. ibme sparks of 1
'the sacred ff6i6f Hestia and kin- 1
ship with the ~great mother-stati
was felt and acknowledged so
long as that slender flame still
burned; so, too, the land that has i
fostered in gue son a spark of the 3
sacred fire of poetry belongs no
longer among the undistinguished
peoples, but has a claim to kin
ship-remote if you will, but
true-with the great motherlands.a
of songs, with Greece and Italy '
and England. She who bef6te '
toniiies, and speaks in the un
versal language understood of all i
men-the Ianguage of nature and M
the language of the heart. F
But not only does the poet I
glorify his native land, but for
every man in that land has the
poet a mission. For in every man
there is an unconscious poet, but ti
it is the true poet alone who gives el
shape in universal symbols to the n
eternal aspirations that vaguely r
haunt the threshold of each heart V
and find no expression. For is F
not the poet he who interprets
the mysteries and lessons of na
ture and the mysteries and lessons
of the heart?-through whose g
dee p eye we have a clearer view e
of the world without and the soul i
within? He passes into the forest U
and lo! his visions are~not as the g
visions of other men; to his eye l
the tiniest flower is clothed in an c
unsoiled humanity and fromi its c~
humble life he draws lessons that h
touch and uplift our common life t(
-lessons of beauty and content o
and harmony. Does not purity h
live in the heart of the forest en- s
folded in a lily, and humility in a
violet? In the fall of the dew ti
and rain that "do noiseless battle" iH
for the land, in the growth and le
unfolding of the delicate bud, in
the voice of wind and tempest- fi
in all these things the poet finds **
a lesson for his kind, and the del- II
icate bands that unite inanimate s4
creation with man are caught up a1
and drawn together, and the har-- u
mony of the universe is unfolded. c(
For thousands of years before the t<
word "evolution" was heard, 'twas B
the poet whose eye seized the W
universal thread that binds all
creation into one whole, on whose B
enraptured gaze the harmony of b
nature and man first smote, from p
whose lips, touched with the fire le
of that vision, burst the revela- t<
tion of the unchanging rhythmical
order and unity that pervade all C
And no one, Mr. President, who L
studies Timrod's works can fail i
to remark his deep feeling for o
nature-his keen insight into her h
secret ways. Nor was his love of c<
nature merely the love of beauti- si
ful things, as objects of sensation, 1I
which is the source of descriptive si
poetry; it sprang rather from the C
deeper and more philosophical ti
feeling that leads to reflective
poetry-the recognition of the t]
bond between nature and man- ti
(ontinued on page two.) c
Froee 3drington's History.
John Boyce, grand-father of
W. W. Bowee, catne from Ireland.
In 1765 lie settled in Newberry
County, S C. He had one brother,
Alexandei Boyce, who command
ed a company of artillery in the
Revolutionary war, dying gal
lantly in the service of his coun
try during the siege of Savannah.
He was a merchant of Charleston.
The Boyces went to England at
the time of the conquest; they
afterwards settled in the north of
Ereland ind were staunch Pres
William Waters Boyce was
born in Charleston, S. C., October
U4th, 1818; his parents were Rob
)rt Boyce and Lydia Waters, both
natives of Newberry. The Boyces
kre of Norman descent and came
:o America from Ireland. The
firt Waters who-came over, came
n-the "Mayflower." Both Boyces
md Waters fought bravely in the
ev}utionary war. The mother
f Mrs'.ydia Waters Boyce was
Ruth Llewellyn, who cTYaiM
peent from Griff th ofd Llewellyn,
he-Nst of the- elsh kings.
William W. Boyce studied both
t the S. C. College and Virginia
Jiversity, - at both of whieh he
anked with the talented young
qen.. In October, 1838, he mar
ied Mary E. Pearson, daughter
>f Dr. George B. aid Mrs. Eliza
oth Pearson. He began the
ractice of law in Winnsboro,
1. C., in 1841. He served in the
. C. Logislature one term, 1846
ad 1847. In 1850 he was-promi
ent- as a co-operationist in the
Lmous secession contest of that
ear. H6 was electeg to the U.
. House of Representatiues in
853 and served until Dec., 1860
ithdrawing with the delegation
hen South Carolina seceded.
While in Congress he delivered
ble speeches ..on all the promi
topics of - the timernd its
tion by both sides. He was
most conservative Southern
n in Congress. His report on
Fee Trade, he being chairman of
e special committee to which it
as referred, created a world
ide eensation. Ricbard Cobden,
te great English Free Trader,
ins wrote of it: "I can consci
itiously say that I have never
-fore enjoyed the pleasure of
iding so condensed and yet so
)mplete an argument in favor of
ree-Trade and Direct taxation."
Mr. Boyce always regretted se
ssion, but went heartily with
is State. He was never san
iine of the success of the South
~-n cause, though as a member of
ie Confederate Congress he al
ays urged active measures. He
deved over the sad spectacle of
is sorrowing country, the pre
otis lives lost and general finan
al rin. In the autumn of 1864
e wrote -and published his letter
SPresident Davis on the subject
peace. A storm followed, but
awas sustained by an inner con
iousness of duty performed and
~e sympathy of men from all sec
ons of the Southern land. With
the past year a very decided
tter from Gen. Lee, on the same
ibject, was made public for the
cst time. This letter was writ
n-in June and that of Mr. Boyce
Sept., 1864. Mr. Boyce pos
ssed more moral courage than
iypublic man at the South dur
g that troublous time. He had
rvictions and courage enough
express and maintain them.
ad he lived in a wiser age, he
odld have been more appreciated.
The ending of the war left Mr.
oyce impoverished,-most of his
,st years were devoted to the
iblic, and his own affairs neg
cted, consequently he was forced
>begin life anew.
In Dec., 1866, he left South
arolina, accompanied by Mrs.
oyce, and settled in Washington,
.C., for~ the purpose of practic
g law; but owing to the "test
th" it was several years before
a was allowed to a ppear in the
urts, during which time he as
sted in editing the National
telligencer, corresponded with
~veral other papars and assisted
en. Caleb Cashing in his prac
Theiie was something quite pa
ietic in his struggles at this
me, Jrtthroughout he was
ierq and industrious. At last
I wish to announce that I hai
mated Horses and Mules, for:
always in stock. Rock Hill C
Saddles, Bridles, Harness of a
Thanking.my friends and
liberal patronage to me, I ver)
ance of the same,
City Phone 59 Residreme Phone 6s.
Petosiee B~z 184.
a bri hter day dawned, the re
s ric ions we
Boyce began his practice Tore
the commissions and U S. courts,
and although he has not amassed
wealth, he has a comptence and
is forced to work no = r. -He
leads a quiet, uneventful life at
his country homne in Fairfax
County, Virginia. His household
consists of Mrs. Boyce, her sister
Mrs. Herbert, his son-in-law,
Richard W. Gaillard, and *only
daughter, Frances B. Gaillard.
Thamusead8t Into Eile
Every year a large number of poor
mferere 'who . -nga are sore and
racked with cmgwnair surged to go to
notiher -olImI: But hibis I cosly
end not always sure. D m' be. aa
exile wben Dr. K'ng's Ne D:scvety
for Conaumption will cure you at
beome. 16v the' mo)st infa~able ..wedl
ig Colds, and *l Thraat
1iease4 on earth. Tho Lest
knius relief. Avtoundig cores
r 'idr~from per-istent no. Trialt t
and $109. E ery b iM guarn
e d.
Good, Pretty, New
le. 3c. 5c. Roll 'a a
Satisfaction guaranteed. Samples
for stamp.
for all by
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A home and wealth easily acquired.
ummer the whole year. A healthy
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The standard of the Directors of the
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est banks of Cleveland, ho
Write for full information to
408 9 Betz Building,
A small lot of American
Decorated China, consist
~iug of
Pitchers, - --20c,
Covered Dishes, - 6oc.
Butter Dishes, - - 40C.
SSugar Dishes, - 32c.
OamelSets, - - 25c.
re a fine assortment of both
eady for work. A few aecli
rough and heavy service.
)ne-Horse Wagons. Try one.
11 kinds and of the best make.
the public generally for their
respectfully solicit a continu
D. A. Crawforid,
rmw dl ? OXmD
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Wesc P Dais as le
L dlee' Nesadal o
Winnsboro, S L '.
Court outT Common eAR LI As
abv* stared rr, I a1.l 1W ode
betoftihe Coart D os dMa.
boworSo., on the P a
next P within the 1Mbd-b et C.s*
at publicnu'rsA of -sige der,
ie folommng desc1hid propert', t
wit a ,
Al that ce Hotam piece, pte or I
of land lyinnv, b Ing and ski'ut.s we
town of W hneboro, In tbs Cousty of
Fae x t, aid State of Sodth Caoina,
e fvilong dsrbi'poett
more or li, and bounded othe north
by 'ot formerly owned by rs. . M..
H aey, de ;o h
ragg"g t es.1F .- E.'
Aiken. deceaed; on the anath br
Waslington stseer of said toen; ad
Dn the west by Vandetborst stree of
isid town.
All the pnrchase nauey to bet paid
in casb on the day of We, thel pr
:baser to psa for all neoeary papers
and revenue stamps.
Msy 6,1901. 0. C. P. F. C.
% E still have a giod stekn 'had
-Ite latest desigue, best *brkunan
hip. Prices bave adva..ced, but we
will give you the b'nefiu of the old
prices for a abort Iti.e.
5ewing fIachines.
We have the Twentieth Centary, the
test inventilon; caps slbe celana and
:a led. <f ibe gold inedaml at' the Paris
Exposit~tionale other exposittene. Call
n me ated I will fell you ho. to-save
no:,ey in pn:chasing high grady ta*
:bliee aid also give v.-u detaIks4 d
icriptions of them. Reimember' 66me
Ieaiers are the bed-. When ootsernd
.oney to a di-ta;.t city in auswet to a
tilo ing advertisi rnent expecting .'o
et a big bargain probaiblv you will
tet left. Don't be taken in by .liarp
-r; buy f rom rhase who- hive a repu
ation to mnatain. . -
Air-Tight Heat. ra,' a'so Box and
osl St<,ves at and below cost, rather
an carry 'ver n-ull anot'her 815se1t.
A~ $ NEW.
The Unaderuake.-'s Depart. ent is
amplete. Alt e dle promptly attend
R. W. Phillips.
lole-- -Tm fTar ia .
Winbor-,, $.~('., April nI 1!01. '
At a meeting ref 'he Towrn Counci',
eld April 11th. 1901, it waordered
hat 'the t le k i.r baktb pub~h a
sotice lin the Winia'boro News and .
Ierald to all persons owing taxes to
ne town f r ih -fl-cal iear deding
a oril 1, 1901l, or-any precedig sa,
o pay saidl taxes (on or before tbei5th
l.y o.tay,l1901. And that ombSad.
iter mhat date t.e Cierk s~1Jm e
'x cas'i ,nla against poer p
gs of all deng-ent'. -
This will be done. .'- - .
By or d r of Connltf &priitU1901.
Glerk of Couiscl.
Er fide,N -. 4Law ite~gP.
rvOutice hoors, 9 A. l. o 2P. 31

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