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Colors of tho Lost Causo and tho Story of
Their Origin.
Tho first, Hay? tho Newport Ne .vs
Herald, Hag indicativo of secession
was raised at Charleston, S. C., De
cember 19, 18(10, ono day prior to
tho passage of tho Ordinance whereby
South Carolina withdrew from thc
Federal Union and declared its in
dependence, Tho ling is a Hag of
solid red, with a crescent and a star,
in white, quartered in lite upper left
hand corner. Who designed tho
Hag is not known to this writer. A
number of Charleston ladies pur
chased thc material, made it on the
pattern described, and ran it up on
tho tall staff of the Custom House.
ItH dimensions were eight feet in
length and six feet broad.
Later it became the naval Hag of
South Carolina and continued such
to thc close of the war. Those made
for tho navy wore forked at tbe end.
Tito South Carolina privateer Dixie,
Hying the star and crescent Hag, en
gaged tlie United States battleship
Keystone Slate, and after a terrific
light, in which the Keystone State
suffered terribly, tho Di xii; was cap
tured in a sinking condition, its en
tire crew being dead or disabled from
Tile critics objected to tho red flag
with its silver quartorings, on the
ground that silver or white on red
was non-heraldic. It was criticised
also on tho ground that it was al
most identical with the Turkish Hag.
Those and other points of objection,
while failing to attract the attention
of the naval commanders, caused al
terations to bo mado in the original,
after which tho legislature adopted
tlie remodelled pattern as the Hag of
sovereignty of the State of South
Thc revised South Carolina flag
had tho cross of St. tioorgO in blue
as its chief quartering, the cross em
blazoned both on its upright and
transverse, with white stars corres
ponding in number to the number of
States in thc Southon) Confederacy.
Another alteration was that tho
small star in white appearing on ori
ginal Hag near the crescent was sub
stituted in tito flag of sovereignty by
a white palmetto tree.
Thc first national Hag of tlie South
ern Confederacy was adopted at
Montgomery, Ala., March 1, 1801,
and was hoisted to tho summit of
tin; staff on tho Capital building in
that oily, Miss L, C. Tyler, daughter
of IOx- President Tyler, pulling tho
cord which sent the Stars and liars
gliding gloriously up thc pole in the
presence of a multitude who greeted
the new flag with deafening cheers.
An Act of tho Confederate Con
gress in session at Montgomery, Ala.,
declares that tlie Hag of tho Confed
?ralo States of America shall consist
. of a red field, with a white space ex
tending horizontally through tlie
contre, and equal in width to one
third of tiie width of the Hag, the red
Space above and below lo be tlie same
width as tho white; a canton of blue
extending downward through tho
whilo space and stopping at the up
per border of lower roil SpUCC !*!
tho centro of the bluo canton stars
corresponding in number to thc num
ber of Slates in the Southern Con
federacy must ho placed in a circle
indicative of perpetuity.
Tho first Hag bore seven stars, that
being the number ol' Slates in the
Confederacy at the time tho Stars
and liars became the Southern Hag
by enactment at Montgomery, Ma.,
on the date mentioned above. Later
it became customary lo make Hags
with thirteen stars, one for each ol'
the eleven seceding Stales, one for
Maryland and one for Kentucky, and
in some instances tho Stars and liars
bore fourteen Stars, tho State of M is
souri hoing included in the Southern
Tlie Start and liars ceased to be
tho legal national Hag on May 1st,
lH(i!t, an act of Congress passed on
that date substituting another Hag
hereafter to bo described, hut while
on it. Your dioico for
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thc Stars and Bars by tho subsequent
enactment ceased to bo the Hag of
the Confederate Slates of America, to
the end of thc war it lloated on many
forts and was carried by many regi
ments. It is probable that when
Father Ryan wrote his immortal re
quiem of the Lost Cause he had in
mind the Hag of the Stars and Hara.
The Beauregard battle Hag is tho
best known emblem of tho Lost
Cause, and tho history of its origin is
exceedingly interesting. It was de
signed jointly by Cen. Pierre Tout
ant Beauregard and Col. William P.
Miles, of Gen. Beauregard's staff. In
heraldic, terms the batt lo Hag consists
of a Held of red and quartered therein
a broad, blue salter bordered and
white, both bars of the blue white
bordered salter to bo emblazoned
with live-pointed stars corresponding
in number to the number of States
in tho Southern Confederacy.
After agreeing upon the pattern
and design a German artist, serving
on Gen. Beauregard's staff, made a
picture of the battlellag, which Gen.
.Joseph E. Johnston approved, and
immediately Misses Constance and
Jennie Carey, two Ballimore bellos,
sojouring in Fairfax county, Va., or
ganized a sewing club and mado a
number of these Hags, which wore
used in subsequent battles. In Sep
tember, 18(51, the Confederate Con
gress enacted n bill authorizing the
design described above as a battle
Hag of the Southern Confederacy,
and snell it continued until tho end
of hostilities.
In an address before the Louisiana
Division of tho Army of Northern
Virginia, delivered in December,
1877, Cen. Beauregard described the
incidents leading to the adoption of
tho battle Hag, in substance, as fol
lows :
At I o'clock in tho afternoon, July
21, 1801, the battle was raging on
the plains of Manassas and reinforce
ments were urgently needed on both
sides. Gen. McDowell was easting
anxious eyes toward the Blue Ridge
Mountains, hoping to see Patterson's
column oinergo from the dust cloud
which hung like a pall on his Hank.
Gen. Beauregard was also watch
ing in tho same direction, expecting
Jubal Early, with tho 24th Virginia,
the 7th Louisiana and the 16th Mis
sissippi, a column strong enough to
rout the enemy already hammered
to thc verge of defeat. A Confede
rate signal ollicer informed his
anxious commander that a strong
column was approaching by tho
Warren turnpike, probably Patter
son, tho signal ollicer stated. Tho
air was motionless, not a breeze stir
ring, and the colors of thc advancing
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host drooped around tho staff, so
that at tho distance intervening they
assembled tho United States Hag.
Just then a gust of wind caught tho
Hag on tbe front lino and sent it
streaming out from its staff, enabling
the Confederate leader to seo at a
glance that it was Early and not
Patterson lie discerned. It was tho
difficulty observed at tho first battle
of Manassns in distinguishing be
tween tho Stars and Bars and Stripes
that brought about the adoption of
the Beauregard battle Hag, a Hag
which endured to tho end ot a fatal
Btrugglc, and has since been adopted
as tho seal of the Lost Cause.
As bas been stated, the Stars and
Bars adopted March, 1861, at Mont
gomery, Ala., continued to bo thc
national flag until May 1, 1863, on
which day the Congress of the Con
federate States of America, in ses
sion at Richmond, Va., which had
become tho Capital of the Southern
Confederacy, a new fiag was adopted,
the model of which was Baid to have
been tho creation of two Mississip
pians. Tho new national flag en
acted on May 1, 1863, was a solid
field of white with tho Beauregard
battle Hag quartered in the upper
left-hand corner as a canton, the
width of tho Hag to be two-thirds of
its length. Tho proportion the can
ton bore to tho Hag was as follows :
Tho canton to be in width three
fifths of the width of the entire Hag,
tho width of white beneath the can
ton to be one-third of the length of
tho white from the outer border of
the canton to the end of tho Hag.
Actual test of tho fiag indicated
fatal objections. When wrapped on
its staff a few furls of the canton
disappeared from view, leaving in
sight only the white field. The sol
diers ridiculed it as tho "flag of
truce," applying other epithets, and
tbe new fiag fell into disuse. It is
not likely that many of them were
ever made. There arc Confederate
Veterans now living who never saw
or beard of thc flag of 186b, known
jocularly as tho fiag of truce, so
called by the gallant boys who be
lieved with all the zeal of thoir hearts
and the courage born of deep convic
tion impressed upon their souls that
thc white fiag would be raised by
thc other sido to the contention.
The national fiag last authorized
by Congress in a bill enacted March
4, 18G5, consisted of tho flag with
tho snow-white field described in tho
foregoing paragraph, being tho same
in all particulars as tho fiag adopted
by the Confederate Congress, May 1,
1863, with an additional quartering,
consisting of a vertical bar of red at
the end of thc flag, tho red bar to be
in width one-half of that portion of
the fiag between the right-hand bor
der of tile canton and the end of thc
In addition to thc Beauregard
battle ting there were other battle
flags, which, while not sanctioned by
tho Confederate Congress, were used
on bloody battle fields with thc
authority of generals of corps and
divisions. Ono of theso hatti o flags
was that borne by the regiments and
brigade? of (ten. Pat Cioburnos
divisions. It consisted of a field of
blue, bordered with white and ft
sil vor moon quartered in the very
centre of thc blue field. The Vete
rans who fought under tho command
of Gen. Pat Cleburne remember thc
beautiful moon-flag, which in camp,
on tho mardi, or in tho tumult of
battle, cheered their hearts and
aroused them to deeds of valor which
aro still going down the ages, and
will always have a place on the pages
ol history.
Were no mention made of tho
"Bonnie Bluo Klag that Bears a Sin
gle Star," the creation of that beloved
minstrel of tho South, Harry McCar
thy, the title of tiio Hag describes it
exactly. It is a field of solid bluo
with a single large five-pointed star
quartered in thc centre. It is said
that Harry McCarthy saw Texas sol
diers at New Orleans carrying the
Hag and conceived the idoa that it
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the heart of that sweet singer break
ing forth in song, which will be heard
when the groat-grandohildron of tho
veterans of tho war will in their turn
bo the ancestors of tho corning daugh
ters and sons of the Southern Con
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A Dutch Welcome lo Kruger.
Rotterdam, June 29.-Mr. Kruger,
President of the late South African
Republic, was welcomed at thc rail
road station on his arrival here last
Wednesday by tho burgomaster,
deputations from numerous societies
and many ladies. Two bands of
music on a platform played the
Transvaal anthem, and hundreds of
workingmen's societies, with Hags,
were drawn up along tho streets
leading from the station to the Town
Hall to which Mr. Kruger was
driven, escorted by a guard of for
mer Transvaal officers.
An oflieial reception followed.
Great enthusiasm was manifested
In a speech of welcome at the
Town Hall the burgomaster spoke of
tile similarity between tho Transvaal
and Dutch struggles for liberty, and
said that Rotterdam wished, through
Mr. Kruger, to pay homago to the
little Hoer nation which had shown
such faith and confidence in its own
Mr. Kruger, in a brief reply, de
plored the fact that his country was
cut off from supplies and ammuni
tion, whereas tho Dutch had then
own supplies during their struggle.
Ile was fully convinced the. Lord
would deliver his country in his own
good time.
A luncheon followed the delivery
of the speeches.
There was a grand serenade and
torch-light procession in honor of
Mr. Kruger at night. Ile witnessed
the proceedings from the balcony of
his hotel. Thoro was immense en
thusiasm of tho people. Aftor tho
demonstrations many persons bear
ing illuminated transparencies in
scribed, "Silence, the President
sleeps !" paraded the streets to dis
burse the crowd.
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train by a mininer ot people and a speech
was called for, hut tho Senator refused,
saying ho would at tho proper time,
propor placo and in tho proper way, givo
tho people of South Carolina an oppor
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Whitehall Viaduct Progressing Nicely.
Atlanta, June 29.-Tho Whitehall
Htreot viaduct has boon in courso of
construction tho past six wooks.
Contractor Wilkins is pushing the
work rapidly, and groat will be tho
changos in a fow more wooka. No
vohicles havo been allowed to travel
that portion of tho stroot B?IICO tho
work began, and pedestrians will
probably havo to abandon travel
about tho first of July until tho
work is finished. In making tho ex
cavations tho workmen struck a largo,
well preserved hickory slump a few
feet from tho surface. Tho viaduct
will cost more than #100,000. Tho
Atlanta liapid Transit Car Com
pany gave #50,000, and tho balance
will bo furnished by the city and
thc railroad cor j ?orations. Several
of tho buildings on each side of tho
railroads have been torn down and
will be rebuilt by higher .md more
substantial ones.
Tho North Avenue Presbyterian
church, of which Rev. Riobard O.
Flinn is pastor, was dedicated last
Sunday. Thc dedicatory sermon
waa preached by Dr. li. M. Palmer,
of New Orleans. Notwithstanding
the fact that there were services in
all tho other churches at that hour
thc church could not seat all who
came lo hear the venerable minister.
Tlie North Avenue church was or
ganized in 1898 and erected in 1900.
The lot, building, furniture and fix
tures cost upwards of #00,00.0 and
waa dedicated almost free from debt.
It ia built of native granite and ia a
very beautiful sanctuary. The mem
bers do not claim any credit for
what they have done. Before it
waa dedicated to tlie service of God
they aaid : "Tlie Lord hath built the
church, Jeana Christ Himself being
tlie corner-atone." Dr. Palmer ia
eighty-live years old and baa been in
tlie ministry aixty-two years. He
has been pastor of one church at
New Orleans for forty-five years.
He alao baa the distinction of mod
erating the brat General Asacmbly
of the Southern Presbyterian church.
Last Sunday night he occupied Dr.
Rice's pulpit at the ('entrai church.
No clue as to tho guilty parly or
parties who murdered little Herta
Jackson in DeKalb county three
weeks ago baa been found yet.
Flowers, thc foster father of the girl,
and two negroes who work for him,
were examined before thc Coroner's
jury, but were dismissed, tho evi
dence against them being insufficient
to convict. Thc Coroner's inquest
lasted nearly a week. Gov. Can
dler has offered a reward of #260 for
tlie arrest of thc party or parties.
The Atlanta Methodist District
Conference was in session in the
First Methodist church last week.
Qi,:',o a number of ministers and lay
men were in attendance. Promi
nent among those present were Dr.
C. IO. Dowman, President of Emory
College; Dr. .1. W. Roberta, of the
Wesleyan Female College ; Prof.
Smith, of LaGrangO College ; Prof
J, A. Sharp, of Young Harris Insti
tuto ; Dr. I^aw, of the American
Bible Society; Rev. J. 15. Robina,
Presiding Elder of Griffin District
and Dr. V. J. Allen, thc missionary
statesman. Tlie services were con
ducted by Dr. R. J. Bigham, tlie
Presiding Elder of Atlanta Confer
ence. Dr. Dowman preached the
opening sermon Wednesday evening
from John 14:12. Dr. Hammond
preached Thursday evening and
Bishop Candler at ll a. m. on Fri
day. Tho reporta on the various
linea of church work were favorable.
Friday afternoon delegatea to tlie
annual conference, which meeta at
Rome next November, were elected.
On Sunday preaehera exchanged
pulpits and thc visiting clergymen
I preached in different parts of the
The annual convention of Lite
Women's Press Club of Atlanta was
held last week, commencing on
Wednesday, June IDih, and closing
Thursday evening. Hon. Livingston
Mirna delivered au address of wel
come Tho session waa a very busy
one and much business waa trans
acted. The moat noted press women
of the State were in attendance, and
much enthusiasm was shown and the
meeting waa profitable. Tho new
Officers electee! are Mrs. William
King, preaident; Misa Roaa Wood
bury, lat vico preaident; Mia. Mary
E. Bryan, 2d vice preaident ; Mrs.
A. P. Grcon, treasurer ; Misa Julia
McKinley, corresponding secretary;
M ra. Carrie S. Mahoney, recording
secretary. Miaa Harwood waa
elected delegate to Buffalo Exposi
tion. Thursday evening the Klind
worth Cotiaervalory of Muaic com
plimented tho Indies to a muaical.
Juno is a favorable month for
swoll weddings in Atlanta. Ono
cvoning reoontly thoro wore seven
solemnized at practically tho same
Tho temperature ia high. Mon
day was ono of Juno's hottest days.
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Sixteen Killod in Railroad Wreck.
Toroa, Ind., Juno 26.-Sixteen
persons were killed and about bf ty
were seriously injured in a wreck of
train No. 8, the West-bound Wabash
limited, nine miles west of this city,
at 12.30 a. m., to-day. Tho dead aro
all Italian emigrants en route to
Colorado. Two sections of train
No. 3, one coming from Detroit and
tho other from Toledo, were consoli
dated in this city into a train of
eleven cars, making up tho flyer for
its journey to St. Louis. It consisted
of a combination baggage and
smoker, day coach, emigrant coach,
three chair cars, th roo sleepers and
the private ear of Genoral Superin
tendent Cottor of the Iron Mountain
railway. Having left tliis city ono
hour late thc train was speeding
westward at a high rato when, at a
point nine miles west of hore, the
engine plunged through a trestle
which had been undermined by tho
recent heavy rains.
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Flood Sufferers Need No Assistance.
Governor White, of West Vir
ginia, bas issued the following:
uTo thc Public: Advices received
from personal representativos sent to
Keystone and tito flooded districts in
tho Flat Top region aro to thc effect
that the loss of life will not exceed
fifty, and that thoro is no distress
which cannot bo provided for by the
home people, and no need of outside
help of any kind. Tho offors of
help from all over tho country have
been generous and aro highly appre
ciated. If it should develop that
aid from tho outside is needed, I will
take occasion to inform the peoploof
West Virginia of that fact. In any
event I feel sure that the citizens of
this State will be willing and abie to
supply any aid that may be needed.
* "A. B. White, Governor."
lt is easier to keep well than got cured.
Dewitt's Little Karly Kiaora taken now
and thou, will always koop your bowels
in perfect oidor. Thoy never gripe, but
promote an oasy, gentle action.
J._W. Boll.
Bryan Favors Mark Hanna.
Chicago, June '22.-William J, Bryan,
in a talk with the Chicago newspaper
men to-day, said :
"I am for Mark Hanna for tho Repub
lican candidate for President next timo
and hope tho Republicans will nominato
him, but I am not sure I can control thei
"Who would be a good man for tho
Democrats to nominato'."' was asked.
"It is too early to talk about any man
for tho Democratic nomination," said
?Mr. Brynn. "1 havo taken up a lino of
work and bolievo 1 havo twenty year
ahead of mo to carry it on."
? ni ul omen.
Ins* tho patt month I havo boon
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lUnck-Dimiuiit, mid I paawotl tho month
ly porlod without pain for tho fl rut time
in yum. NAssis DAVIS.
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Vor ftdvleg and Utemiur?,*d<t reta, gwins lyfttp*
tom*, "Th* Indica' Aovtcory Ut>i>arfmunt,"
Tho nulli:.1.1 Medicino Co., Cliallanouifii,
low the Pationt People Have Beon Workod
to tho Benefit of Politicians.
I have been very much amused at
ho gyrations of our Senators and that
Gaffney fiasco turnod out just as I
;x pee tod. In this day and age, it
sn't often you hear of a man resign
ng $5,000 a year and an easy. job.
Personally, I am tirod, sick and dis
gusted with politicians and oftico
?eekors, for thoy aro six, one-half
iozon or tho other. All thoy caro
er is to foathor thoir own nest, and
>nly think about tho "dear- people*'
luring tho oampaign years. For
.welvo yoars South Carolina has
)oen kept in a turmoil of excitp
nont, and for a long time families
vero divided, friends cstraugod and
loighbor arrayed against neighbor,
?ololy for tho benefit of publicans.
Vnd yet, I would ask, who has boon
lonefited by all of these dissensions ?
[lavo they out ono copper more into
ho pooket of tho average farmer or
aboring man ? Havo they taken
?no moment's toil from tho hands of
mr poor women? Havo taxos been
educed one mill or any section of ,
mr Stato any bettor off for it ! No.
Taxes aro higher to-day than over
refere? and all of UICBO roseate prom
?08 have proven like Do ad Sea
ipples ; but ashes in tho mouths of
ho pcoplo. A fow men, who hold
ho oflices, havo gotten rich or aro
mle to lead easy livoB ; but the groat
nasses of the people-tho honest
md confiding voters-are still plod
ting in the samo old ruts.
I concoivo it tho duty of every
nan to cast his ballot; but wc aro
ools to become so wrought up oyer
lolitics as to fall out with friends .
md neighbors. Tho candidates for ?
thom yon vote, and over whoso sue
tess you aro so oxcrcisod, caro no ,
uoro for the humble voters than ,
vere they dumb animals.
As far as I am personally con- j
terned, I have gotten enough of poli
ic8 and am happy and content on
ny farm. I proposo to continuo my
vritings for the press and will always
idviso the pooplo as to what I bc- 1
iovo thoir best interests.
So far as tho Senatorial situation
s concerned, thoro ?B plenty of time
0 consider that. I am what I term
1 "progressive Democrat," and am
iwful tired of making our party a
ail to tho political kites of modern
srooks and politicians. Our next
datform ought to bo formed with a
?dow to tho changed condition of
binga, and don't lot ono man dictate
t.-Larry Gantt, in Spartanburg
Herald. ~
Thoso famous littlo pills, DoWitt's Lit
lo Karly Risers, compel your livor and
)Owol8 to do tlioir duty, tims giving you
niro, rich blood to recuperate your
jody. Aro easy to take. Novor gripo.
J. W. Boll.
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A Furniture Bill Causes a Suicide.
In Pennsylvania a few days ago,
i young man committed suicido be
;auso ho could not pay for furniture
'or his new home. This impractical
dca seems to bo all tho vogue nowa
lays ; that regardless of income or
inanoial condition, certain conven
,ional rules must be carried out and
Imo regulation furniture put in thc
new home, as if tho wherewith were
is easy to got as it is to got rid of.
When will pooplo learn common
sense and to do without those things
which their purse docs not allow ?
Addison once said "Tlie man who
will live above Iiis present circum
itanccs is in great danger of soon
iving much beneath them." Or as
JIG Italian proverb says, he man
who lives by hopo will dio by do
A Boy's Composition on Waler.
Water is found everywhere, espe
cially when it rains, as it did tho
jtlier day, when our cellar was half
full. Jane had to wear her father's
rubber boots to get the onions for
linner. Onions make your eyes wil
ler, and so does horse-radish, when
yow cat too much. Thoro are a good
many kinds of water in the world
rain?water, soda-water, ice-water and
brino. Water is used for a good
many tilings. Sailors use it to go to
?tea on. If thoro wasn't any ocean
tho ship couldn't Moat and thoy
would have to stay ashore. Water
is a good thing to lire at boys with a
iqttirt and to catch fish in, My fa
Lhcr c?ught a big one thc Oth< lay,
ind when ho hauled it up it was an
jcl I Nobody could be saved from
frowning if there wasn't any water
Lo pull them out of. Water is iirst
rate to put fires out with. I love to
*o to fires and soe tho men work at
tho engines. This is all I can think
ibout water-excopt the flood.-In
lustrial School Qom.
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DoWitt's Witch Hazel Salvo should ho
promptly applied to cuts, burns and
scalds. It soot hes and quickly heals tho
injured part. Thoro aro worthless coun
terfeits, bo miro to got DoWitt's.
J. W. Hell.
Sketch ot Dr. Carlisle.
Tho following is a skotoh of Dr,
Carlisle, written for tho fourth-com
ing volume, "Men of the TimoB."
Jamos Henry Carlisle, A. M,
LL. D., President of Wofford Col
lege, Spartanburg, S. C., was born in
Winnsboro, Fairfield oounty, South
Carolina, May 4tb, 1825. Son of
Dr. William Carlisle, a nativo of
North Ireland, who oamo to Amorioa
in 1818 and settled at Winnsboro,
South Carolina. Ho was a physioian
and practiced for thirty years ; died
in 1860. Tho subject of this sketch,
"as a beardless youth, half advanoed,"
entorod tho South Carolina College
as a Sophomore, February 1st, 1842,
after having attended the common
schools of his nativo town. His
parents having moved to a planta
tion near Camden, ho rccoived his
training, for college in that historio
town, his teachers being Prof. M. C.
Cand?ase and Prof. Hatfield and
Major Leland. During I1?3 courso at
tho South Carolina College Dr.
Robert Henry was in chargo of tho *
language department and Dr. Leiber
in political economy and civil law.
These men afterwards became illus
trious in educational work. Dr.
James II. Thornwcll, then a young
man, was chaplain, and just entering
on a career that was destined to
inllueuco tho church, the Stato and
thc South Carolina College Lieber,
Henry and Thornwcll-all great mon
-were tho teachers of a man who
stands higher as an educator than
Dr. Carlisle graduated tn 1844 aB
second honor man of his class. The
first honor man was Gen. P. H. Nol
ion, who was killed at thc battle of
tho "crater." Having second-honor
it fell to his lot to dclivor an English
oration. His subject was the poet
Shelly, then dead a dozen years.
This oration attracted much atten
tion and justit!od thc predictions of
Iiis friends and comrades that ho
would make his mark in tho world
as a great orator. Dr. Carlisle went
from tho college to thc school room
and soon after graduating was made 4
principal of thc Odd Fellows Insti
tute, in Columbia. This position he
held for four years. 1848 he wont
to the Columbia Male Academy and
live years afterwards, when Wofford
College was established at Spartan
burg, ho took the chair of mathe
matics. Since 1853 the history of
Wofford College and this great man
have been inseparably linked. Ho
has been offered many positions of
greater emoluments and higher
honors, but he has turned his back
on them all, preferring to remain
willi the college of his church. He
has at different times taught mathe
matics, astronomy, ethics, civics, and
thc lingiish liiblo. He is thc author
of a very fine text book on astron
omy. Tho honors that havo como
to hun have como unsought, aB he is
always reticent, modest and unas
suming. Ho is, perhaps, tho best
posted man in thc State on tho his
tory of South Carolina, ber people
and her great men. Ile was elected
a member of the First General Con
ference of the Methodist church,
after the separation of the Southern
from thc Northern church in I860.
Ho was a prominent factor in shap
ing tlic legislation of that period.
lie was a member of the Secession
Convention, and a Representative in
the last Confederate Legislature
1803-01-which are tho only politi
cal offices he over accepted. In 1875
he was made president of Wofford
College, which position ho will hold
until 1002, when ho will resign.
I Heat Cough Syrup. Taste? Good. ODO !
Sold hy druKulitt?.
Captured hy King Edward.
London, June 28.-David H. Hen
derson. Speaker of tho United Stfttos
House of Representatives, said to a
representative of tho Associated
Press to-night :
"I have never enjoyed a moro
agreeable half-hour interview than
tho one I had with King Edward
yesterday. He was perfectly frank
and agreeable and in accord with
A mor loan progross, lie looks for
ward to oven moro cordial relations
than now exist between tho English
speaking nations. America may
depend upon thc fact that she has no
moro cordial friend in thc world
than King Edward.
"While tin details of our conver
sation may not bo repeated, I can
assure my American friends that
England may bc depended upon in
any ordinary controversy which may
arise between tho United States and
the rest of the world."
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Edncato Vonr flowols With Cascaretf.
Candy Cathortfc. eura constipation forover.
10c, mo. lt G.0.0. ral), druggists rotund mono?.

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