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Jjttaps and <farts. sH
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? Dispatches of a few days ago from an
Tokio, told of a number of loud explo- co
sions that had been heard in the harbor se
of Port Arthur. The explosions were
at first construed to mean the blow- 'n)
ing up of the Russian ships in the di:
harbor preparatory to the evacuation 0,11
of the stronghold. Since then it has ""
been reported by the Russians that the
explosions were the result of efforts
to blow up the ships that the Japanese ?
had sunk in the channel and it is
claimed that tne ODStrucuons nave
been removed sufficiently to admit of
the passage of torpedo boats. J
? Brazil and Peru have come to 3
blows over their dispute about the
Acre territory, which has been the sub- . J
ject of negotiations for several years. ?
Both governments have been main- taining
garrisons in the disputed ter- ?
ritory for sometime past, and the first
clash took place last week. Since then
there has been another fight. A number
of soldiers have been killed and
wounded on both sides. There has been ?
no declaration of war yet, and it is
possible that the matter may be ad- jn
justed before there is a great deal of a(j
bloodshed, but both sides are still pre- ye
? There was a serious accident on
the Southern railway at Rock Fish
Bridge up in Virginia, last Wednesday
afternoon, as the result of which two
negro tramps were killed and several ^
employes were injured. The accident ^
occurred to No. 39. The side rod of Qf
the engine broke, causing the derailment
of tender, mail and baggage cars.
The cars were thrown at an angle
across the bridge, placing the entire
train in a very precarious condition.
The train was at the Mme trying to
make up some lost time. It was six N%
or eight hours before the track could
be cleared, and all the schedules of
the line were thrown out of joint.
? Russian advices received in Vienna
state that the conviction is growing ^
among the intellectual classes in Russia ""
that the country has suffered sufficientne
ly from absolutism. The eyes of the ^
czar, it is asserted, will soon be openCO
ed to the fact and his majesty will be
led on by his own initiative to give the '
empire a constitution and call a parltament.
It is declared that the czar ?
has long been considering the advisa- ^
bility of summoning delegates from all
the provinces and that Prince Uchtom- no
sky has recently ordered an elaborate
seheme for a constitutional govern- '
ment. It is believed, say the advices, in|
that the turning point has been reach- fa
ed and Russia is on a threshold of a on
mighty change.
? The war department has received Jfrom
General Wood, commanding the w'
'"United States forces in the Philip- fe<
pines, a cable report of the ambushing su
of a detachment of Company F, Sev- la!
enteenth infantry, in Mindanao. It W1
says:' While on reconnoisance to lo- tir
cate Datto All, who had been sending Pr
threatening messages and trying to ha
stir up trouble, the detachment of Co.
F, Seventeenth infantry, consisting of
thirty-nine men. was attacked by the w<
Moros near Lake Linguasan, on the 8th ce
instant. First Lieutenant Harry A. ov
Woodruff, Second Lieutenant Joseph H. in
Hall and fifteen enlisted men were Pr
killed and five enlisted men wounded.
The names of the killed and wounded 't
will be cabled later. General Wood or- 's
dered the troops to proceed and recover
the bodies and arms of our kill- ef
ed and punish the offenders. No fur- a'
ther details have been received. wl
? DAnActnl Snnth dC
oav o a juuucoiui, wvuvu ^w,
dispatch of May 8: John Herron, a so
homesteader north of here, thought to axevade
the Federal laws limiting one H;
family to one claim of 160 acres.
Though two children had been born
to his wife he was not deterred. A
divorce was received and then his wife tj,
was free to take out another claim of
160 acres which she did, taking the ex
.quarter adjoining Herron's. They built gj
a house so that half was on the woman's
claim and half on the man's. re
Thus they lived, each on the claim t
taken, but under the same roof and re
the children were as well cared for.
They were to re-marry when the wo- b
man secured her patent and the family D(
would be $6,000 ahead. When all pe
seemed lovely a neighbor, whose name t
is unobtainable, began courting the ga
woman and now she has married him, Sf
to the helpless Indignation of Herron, H
who has lost both wife and land. w
? Warrants were served Tuesday on ^
Silas Ison and Tom Wright, prisoners
in jail at Tazewell, Tenn., charging p,
them with the murder of E. L. Wentz,
whose body was found near Big Stone ^
Gap last Sunday. The two men were
being held in jail on the charge of being
fugitives from justice, awaiting h.
orders from Virginia. These men were ]e
suspected of being the murderers of d(
Wentz, because a riding suit similar ^
to one worn by Wentz when he went se
riding was found in their quarters in ga
the mountains. This suit of clothing ^
had blood stains on it. A probable ^
cause for enmity between Wentz and
the men was that Wentz was strongly
opposed to their running a blind tiger
in Wise county, Va., on Wentz's prop- .
erty. Another reason for believing (a
them guilty is that the men were gt
communicating with persons outside of ra
jail and wrote as if they were trying t0
to cover up some graver crime of ^
which they were guilty. The theory is Qf
that these men are involved in an at- R
tempt to get the reward for the find- ^
ing of the body, it having been suggested
that Wentz's body was buried <j(
for months before it was placed where A1
it was recently found. ^
? While the Christian Holiness con- th
gregation was in the midst of its wor- di
? - - - . _ . . . . Ji
ship at Wabash, lnu., last sunaay nigni fo
and the church was crowded with peo- a
pie some one threw a half gallon bottle at
of chloroform into the middle aisle of jj*
the church. In an instant the room j.,
was filled with the fumes of the drug. A:
The breaking of the bottle on the (lootcaused
but a momentary cessation of
the shout *ng. It was resumed and f0
more thu:> a dozen persons were on th
the floor taking part in the peculiar 'jj
services. In a few minutes several sj,
were overcome by the fumes of the th
drug and presently its dangerous nature
was realized. Those who were jt"
not seriously affected began to drag h:
others out of the house and twenty p<i
got to the doors and windows, where *Y
they were revived slowly under the influence
of fresh air. The services were di;
en resumed and immediately a
ower of stones fell on the building,
le windows were broken with sticks
d stones and several members of tne
ngregation were hit, but no one was
riously injured. It is charged that
e attack was incited by persons livg
near the church who say they are
sturbed by the services, which freently
last till after midnight.
$hc ^orkviUc (guquirrr.
FRIDAY, MAY 13,1904.
Whiij: the Russians may yet succeed
devouring little Japan, it must be
mitted that not much of a start has
t been made to that end.
Although we have devoted rather
>re space to the Memorial Day excises
than should ordinarily be deted
to a single subject, it is impracable
to give the occasion anything
;e justice with less space, and those
our readers who may not be lnterted
will kindly make allowances.
[n his address at the Bethany High
hool commencement recently, Rev.
. G. Neville took occasion to say that
lile he did not want to De mmereiuuu
opposing the various state instituins
of higher learning, still he
ought that they were receiving rathtoo
much public money at the exnse
of private enterprises of a like
ture. These are not Mr. Neville's
act words but they express pretty
arly the same idea, and we beg leave
suggest that as the people begin to
mprehend the situation this same
?a is growing throughout the state,
le result of blind appropriations for
emson. Winthrop, the South Carolina
illege, etc., is beginning to be felt
roughout the state in a way that is
t altogether re-assuring.
Some of the newspapers are publish-.
? the outline of a plan to assess the
rmers of the south 10 cents a bale
their cotton for the purpose of raisS
a $1,000,000 fund to be used by D.
Sully to keep up the price. Those
10 desire to contribute are at perct
liberty to do so; but we beg to
ggest that we think Mr. Sully the
st man in the country to be entrusted
ith the money. Sully has been getig
credit for the recent advance in the
ice of cotton; but in our opinion he
s had absolutely nothing to do with
either directly or indirectly. Messrs.
own and Hayne of New Orleans,
jre the real manipulators of the sucssful
bull campaign, and Sully was
ily a hanger on looking for and takg
every opportunity to lift heavy
ofits for himself at their expense,
is not unusual for people to get credfor
things they do not deserve, but it
just a little exasperating to see
is man Sully being held up as a benactor
wnen as a matter of fact he
I the while stood ready to smash the
hole bull movement and would no
ubt have succeeded had he not been
far outclassed by the brains, nerve
td money of Messrs. Brown and
Judge Parker's ability to keep his
outh shut fully attests his fitness for
e Democratic presidential nomina)n.?Yorkville
In other words a Democrat Is not
pected to have any principles and
is therefore foolish for one to talk.?
jartanburg Journal.
On the contrary, where there is no
ason to doubt the principles enterined
as in the present case, constant
iteration of them would give just
iuse for suspicion. It was Grant, we
lieve, who first observed that the
emocratic party could always be decided
upon to make a fool of itself
the proper time, or something to that
me effort. He had in mind the
leeches of Greely and the letters of
ancock, and as further object lessons
e have had the silent wisdom of Til:n
and Cleveland and the mouthy
iporing of Mr. W. J. Bryan. If Mr.
arker can only keep on keeping his
outh shut as successfully as he has
;en doing up to this time, he will not
llv get the nomination but he will
t elected president. If, however, he
is a great deal to say beyond his
tter of acceptance, we will be more
mbtful of the outcome. In the meanme
our contemporary need have no
irious fears as to principles. It is
ife to say that the principles of the
idge are at least as strong as are
lose of any of his competitors.
Henry M. Stanley, the African exorer,
died at his home in London,
st Tuesday John F. Wallace,
meral manager of the Illinois Central
lilroad, has accepted an appointment
i be chief engineer of the Panama
inal Dr. W. W. Moore, formerly
' Charlotte, has been elected president
the Union Theological seminary at
ichmond, Va Captain Walter
11a*-. o K*-rvt hnr> r*f Pi'ivato Tohn AllPfl.
immitted suicide in St. Louis last
uesday Over one million silver
>llars were shipped to Japan from
exico last week The Birmingun
boiler works, the largest plant of
le kind in the south, has gone into
ie hands of a receiver....?. .The Inanu
democrats have instructed for
ulge Parker A movement is on
ot for a re-union of the Mexican and
meriean veterans of the Mexican war
St. Louis The Russians are
ported to have blown up their fine
K-ks at Dalny so as to deprive the
ips of the use of them in landing
s to whether the Russians will try to
fend Poi t Arthur a great while longis
very doubtful Cuba has seired
a loan of $:tr>.000.000 to be used
r the purpose of paying pensions to
e veterans who fought for Cuban
jerty Japan has asked China to
it a stop to Russia's repeated invaons
of Chinese territory. It seems
at notwithstanding her promise to
spect Chinese neutrality, Russia counties
to use Chinese territory as if
were her own Secretary Taft
is been reported as quite ill for the
[St few days, but it is thought that
s indisposition is nothing more se>us
than indigestion, brought about
attendance on too many society
M. C. Willis, Mayor?Gives notice of a
public meeting to be held In the
court house this, Friday evening, for
the purpose of hearing the report of
the town treasurer.
Voters?Make nominations for the various
municipal offices to be filled at
the election next Tuesday, May 17.
Sam M. Grist?Announces himself as
a candidate for mayor, and sets forth
his platform foi^he consideration of
the citizens of rorkville.
John A. Shurley?Is announced as a
candidate for the office of superintendent
of education, subject to the
action of the Democratic voters in
the primary election.
N. A. Simril?Offers milch cows and
heifers for sale on reasonable terms.
W. M. Sadler, McConnellsville?Wants
information in regard to a big red
cow that has strayed from his
J. H. Wylie and Others?Give notice of
an election to be held at Hickory
Grove, S. C., in regard to a special
tax levy in school district No. 40, on
May 3um.
R. T. Castles and Others?Give notice
of election at Smyrna In school district
No. 18, on May 30, on the question
of levying a special three mill
school tax in said district.
Jas. F. Hart, Chairman?Gives notice
that on June 2d, in the court house,
the annual school meeting of Yorkville
school district, will be held.
And from 12, noon, until 5 p. m., a
poll will be open for the purpose of
voting on the question of a special
three mill levy.
First National Rank?Is open every
day except Sundays and legal holidays,
and gives its customers every
protection against loss by burglars
or fire.
Loan & Savings Bank?Sets forth the
many uses to which its safety deposit
boxes may be put. The rental
price is $2 and $3 per year.
Foushee Cash Store?Is sole agent in
Yorkville for the New Idea patterns,
which it sells for only ten cents.
Fashion plates are free.
Ferguson & Clinton?Have choice fat
mackerel at 10c each or three for a
quarter. And barrel pickles at 10c
a dozen.
Louis Roth?Has new mackerel in kits
at $1.15 a kit. He also offers various
sizes of water coolers at $2, $2.50 and
$3 each.
James M. Starr & Co.?Have their
soda fountain in operation and are
x - ?ftiiofAmora ri'lth I
reany iu serve men
soda water, phosphates, coca cola,
lemonade, ice cream, etc. They have
Paris preen and fly paper, and also
fresh drups, chemicals, etc.
The story of last Tuesday's exercises
could not be properly written without
especial mention of the part taken by
the military in its handsome appearance
and superb behavior, for with the
military omitted much of the otherwise
successful day would have been a tiresome
In all there were six companies present.
four from York county and two
from Chester county, and all under
command of Col. J. C. Boyd, of the
First regiment. The Chester companies
were the Lee Light Infantry under
Capt. R. G. Mills: the Hazlewood Rifles
under command of Capt. J. S. Hardin,
and the York county companies were
the Catawba Military academy cadets
under command of Capt. J. D. Cosby,
the Fort Mill Light Infantry under
command of Capt. T. B. Spratt, the
Catawba Rifles under command of
Capt. W. W. Boyce and the Jasper
Light Infantry under command of
Capt. W. B. Moore.
With these troops, Col. Boya, tnrougn
Capt. W. W. Lewis, acting adjutant,
formed a provisional regiment for the
occasion as follows: Regimental band
under command of chief musician, R.
J. Herndon: First Battalion, Catawba
cadets, under Capt. Cosby, - acting as
major. Second battalion, company "L"
(Jasper Light Infantry) Lieutenant
Hart acting captain, and companies
"G and I" (Lee Light Infantry ahd
Hazelwood Rifles) with Capt. W. B.
Moore acting as major. Third battalion,
companies "H" and "K" (Fort Mill
Mill and Rock Hill.) with Capt. J. S.
McKeown acting as major.
This formation was observed during
the day, and every company as well
as the band, acquitted itself most
creditably, on parade as well as on the
march. The C. M. A. boys, fifty strong,
were frequently remarked for their especially
neat appearance and military
bearing, and the Hazlewood Rifles
with more than 60 men also won much
favorable comment on account of the
unusually fine physique up to which
the members of the company seem to
The military men were kept so busy
throughout the day that they had but
little time for social intercourse: but
altogether they had about two hours
to themselves and circulated freely
among the crowd making the impression
that they were not only soldiers
but gentlemen.
A feature of the military programme
that is worthy of especial remark is
the fact that every movement was on
time and the military met every appointment
at the minute. It was so
in the start to the reviewing grounds,
in the return to the starting point, in
appearing at the monument, and in
starting for and arriving at the cemetery.
This promptness may have
thrown certain other parts of the exercises
slightly out of gear, but nevertheless
it was decidedly military and
highly creditable.
Miss Janie Massey of Rock Hill, is
visiting Miss Rose Lindsay.
Miss Louise Guy of Lowryville, is
visiting Miss Bessie Pegram.
Miss Hattie Elliott of Lancaster, was
the guest of Miss Marie Moore on
Mrs. Kitty Williams of Rock Hill,
was me guesi 01 ivirs. j. rv. Aiaiuu un
Mrs. C. Fred Williams of Columbia,
is in Yorkvllle on a visit to friends and
Mrs. F. N. Wilson of Manning, is
the guest of her sister, Mrs. W. B.
Steele, Sr.
Miss Bertha Stahn of Chester, spent
Tuesday and Wednesday with the
Misses Parish.
Mrs. Mary S. Thompson of Riverside,
is visiting her granddaughter,
Mrs. M. W. White.
Mrs. M. H. Metts and Miss Maude
have returned home after spending the
winter in Texas.
Mrs. Wm. Darby and ?Miss Helen
Darby of Dowryvilie, are visiting Mrs.
J. H. Witherspoon.
Mr. John Graham, a former citizen
of Yorkville, but for many years a citizen
of Chester, was among the Memorial
Day visitors.
Misses Ethel and Margaret Hudson I
of Waxhaw, N. C., are the guests of r
Mrs. Wm. G. White. v
Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. Miller of Gasto- I
nia, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. \
W. W. Jenkins this week. C
Mrs. Lucy Fulp and Mr. and Mrs. h
John Spratt of Fort Mill, spent Tues- c
day at Dr. W. G. White's. . I
Mrs. T. W. Whlsonnnt of Wllkins- I
ville Is In Yorkville ( . a visit to the I
family of Mr. J. P. White. c
Misses Edna Hull, Marie Fewell and I
Kitty Stewart of Rock Hill, spent I
l.tnn T ..1 Darloh
jl ucouajf mm auioo xjjt i x ?? ?
Misses Lillian Flowers and Bleeker I
Lindsay, of Rock Hill, visited Mrs.
Withers Adickes this week.
Mrs. Carl Latimer and Miss Edna
Hardin of Chester, were the guests of
Mrs. W. C. Latimer on Tuesday.
Mrs. Hall Smith of High Point, N.
C., is visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. Frank Wood in Yorkville.
Mrs. N. T. Draffln of Riverside, is
on a visit to friends and relatives in
and near Yorkville, the guest of Mrs.
M. W. White.
Mr. E. E. Thornwell of Fort Mill was
also among those who recently passed
a successful examination for admission
to the bar.
The committee in charge requests
the acknowledgement of a contribution
of $5 from Mrs. Annie Erwin McLean
for the York County Monument
fund. ?
The excellent stenographic report of
Colonel Coward's speech published today,
was made by Miss Lutle Jenkins
of Yorkville, who \*as especially em
ployed by The Enquirer for the pur- (
pose. ; ]
Mr. S. A. Gilflllenl foreman of the ]
jury in the case of Nivens vs. the Ca- ]
tawba Power company, has sent the ]
dollar he received for his verdict to 1
The Enquirer to be turned over to (
the Confederate monument fund. ]
San Antonio (Tex.) Daily Press of ]
May 8: Miss Kllbourne was the host- ]
ess of the Fort Sam Houston Card .
club Monday afternoon. At this time i
the announcement of Captain Kil- 1
bourne's * engagement to Miss Maude ]
Metts was made. ]
Rock Hill Herald: Mr. John Mallard 1
has moved his family to Patterson ]
Springs, where they will spend the i
summer. Mr. Mallard, however, will 1
return to York county, where he will '
have a business, with headquarters at ]
The admirable manner In which the ^
serving of refreshments at the Bratton
building was conducted on Tuesday ,
has been the subject of much favorable
comment. This work was in
charge of a committee composed of
members of the U. D. C. as follows:
Mrs. W. G. White, chairman: Mes- '
dames Geo. W. S. Hart, W. D. Glenn, *
S a. Ashe. W. B. Wvlle. W. M. Alii- '
son, R. M. Bratton, W. G. Neville, Miss
Bessie Barron. They were assisted by
Mr. A. Rose and Mr. W. B. Williams,
Jr., commissary sergeant of the Jasper
Light Infantry, Their work
throughout was perfect and if anything
needful \yas left undone or
omitted no one seems to have been
able to recall the fact. The other committees
were as follows: Invitation?
Mrs. W. B. Wlliiams, Mrs. J. J. Hunter,
Mrs. S. M. McNeel, Mrs. J. F.
Hart, Captain W. B. Moore. Decorations?Misses
Rosa Lindsay, Belle
Creps, Willie Williams and Mrs. W. S.
Neil. Ice Cream?Mrs. W. B. Williams,
Mrs. J. S. Jones. Music?Misses
Margaret Hart, Mary Hunter, Mamie
Johnson, Margaret Daniel, Marie
Carroll. On Pinning Crosses?Misses
Maggie Glenn, Lee Williams, Mamie
Johnson. General Arrangements?Mesdames
J. J. Hunter, W. B. Williams, '
S. M. McNeel, J. S. Jones, Miss Lesslie
Witherspoon. Messrs. J. B. Pegram, (
J. P. White and H. Q. McElwee gave
much assistance in raising supplies j
and making themselves useful generally.
It is almost out of the question to
estimate the number of visitors to !
Yorkvllle last Tuesday. The reporter
has heard numerous people who are
especially accustomed to large crowds
make the attempt; but their figures are 1
at such variance as to deprive them of '
credence. One would say from 2,000 '
to 3,000 visitors and others had the 1
figures up as high as 6,000. The first '
figures are too low. There Is no question
of that, because not less than 1,000
people came on the different trains. As
to whether the last figures are too high
is a matter of doubt, for certain it is
that three or foul* times as many people
came, by private conveyance as by
rail. However, the size of the crowd
was by no means its most striking feature.
Most intelligent observers were
struck with the appearance of the men
and women who made up the great
majority of the visitors, and not a few
were heard to express pride in such a
showing. "What little hair is left up
here is white," said one old gentleman,
"and in my day I have seen lots of
gatherings; but I have no hesitation in
saying that this is the finest I have
ever seen. Bright, intelligent, welldressed
and well-fed looking people are
not rare in any part of the south; but
it is not often that you find so many
of them together." And the behavior
of the visitors was in keeping with
their appearance. Everybody seemed
pleased and determined to remain so.
There was no unseemly conduct by
anybody, and absolutely nothing to
4 u~ thnt thifl c
mar uic uiuvcinai cUiiimubiv?? ?-?
great body of visitors compelled.
? There has been an Interesting series
of meetings in progress in the Associate
Reformed church since Tuesday
evening. Rev. J. P. Knox has
been doing the preaching. The sacrament
of the Lord's supper will be observed
on Sunday morning.
? The local voters are reminded that
the general vote next Tuesday is only
to be for mayor, commissioners of public
works and school trustees. The aldermen
are to be elected by wards, the
voters of each ward voting for a single
? The Yorkville German club complimented
the young lady visitors with
ijuite an enjoyable germun at the opera
house Tuesday evening. After
general dancing lasting until about o
midnight, Mr. Paul Neely Moore led 0
several graceful german figures. Those j
who took part In the german were: a
Miss Mary Lyles of Chester, with Mr. f<
I. B. Marshall of Chester; Mioses An
label and Sarah Gladney of Kershav
/lth Dr. J. B. Bowen and Mr. Keen
)obson; Miss Mattie Caldwell of Clo
er, with Mr. Job Carroll; Miss Mar
)rr of Rock Hill, with Mr. Albert Fried
lelm of Rock Hill; Miss Bertha Stah
if Chester, with Mr. R. L. Parish; Mis
Cittie Stewart of Rock Hill, with M
I. Q. McElwee; Miss Edna Hull c
lock Hill, with Mr. W. T. McFadde
if Rock Hill; Miss Marie Fewell c
tock Hill, with Mr. Oscar Wilson c
lock Hill; Misses Bleeker Lindsay an
Alllan Flowers of Rock Hill, wit
dessrs. C. W. Adickes and Jame
jyles; Miss Johnson of Charlotte, wit
dr. John L. Roddey of Rock Hill; Mis
lattie Elliott of Lancaster, with M
^rank Riddle; Miss Bess Baber (
Jastonia, with Mr. Will Jackson c
Sastonia; Miss Janie Massey of Roc
Jill, with Mr. Harry RufT of Rock Hill
diss Margaret Daniel with Mr. Erne.*
..owry; Miss Laura Parish with M
<\ O. Gee of Richmond; Miss France
3arlsh with Mr. W. M. String-fellow (
Chester; Miss Iva Withers with M
L,awrence Craig of Chester; Miss L;
Parish with Mr. John G. Barnwell
tflss Elizabeth Hunter with Mr. Pai
tfeely Moore; Miss Jenny Llnd Moffa
vlth Mr. M. R. Jennings; Miss Marl
Woore with Mr. George Cartwrlght
VIlss Ellse Latimer with Mr. Phill
Hunter; Miss McElroy of MlssissIpF
vlth Mr. R. Sidney McConnell; Mi!
Vfary Hunter with Mr. John R. Harl
VIlss Mary Ashe with Mr. F. G. Dot
son; Miss Hazel Grist with Mr. Hai
y Withers of Chester; Miss Mary L<
Jrlst with Mr. Boyd Carroll; Miss Ro!
Lindsay with Mr. Avery Lowry; Mi!
Foster of Greenville, with Mr. Masc
vxcconneii; miss iiaisy ?iari wnn m
Paul McNeel; Miss Josle Carroll wil
Mr. Joe Hart. Stags?Messrs. W. <
Cauthen. Allen O'Bryan, Pat Wylle, "V
L. Hlcklln of Rock H1U; Mac Neel
Robert Sims of Chester; Ross Cllnto
F\ P. McCain of Yorkvllle; John 1
Ashe of Kershaw. Others presei
were: Misses Rose Hunter, Magg
McFadden, Bessie McConnell, Mai
Moore Burrls of * McConnellsvilh
Maude Stewart of Rock Hill; Eth
Hudson of Waxhaw, N. C.; Emu
Nell and Kate Hunter. The chapi
rones were: Mr. and Mrs. M. C. W1
is, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Harrison. Mr
T. M. Dobson. Mrs. Wm. Darby i
Lowryville and Mrs. T. W. Speck.
As already stated, the exercises
connection with Memorial Day and tl
aylng of the corner stone of the moi
iment to the Confederate soldiers i
Fork county, were still in progrei
when the last Issue of The Enquirb
went to press; but the subsequei
events of the day, the entertalnmei
if the veterans, the presentation <
crosses of honor, the address of C<
A. Coward, the Masonic ceremonie
ind the decoration of the graves <
Confederate veterans are matters i
too much Interest and importance 1
escape a more complete record.
On their arrival at Bratton's Ha
from the reviewing grounds, the mil
tary and Confederate veterans four
i bountiful dinner, prepared ar
ready. It seems that the ladies of tl
Winnie Davis chapter U. D. C. ha
ill along been fearful that the dinni
ivould not come up to requirements (
to quantity. This was because th<
vad no way of estimating the probab
number of their guests, and their pri
parations were made accordingly. Thei
were hundreds of pounds of fresh bee
1 score of hams, innumerable loave
Olisneis OI D1SCU1IS, greal 1:>IUIUIUI19 '
soup, coffee enough to float a battea
svery imaginable kind of condimer
md side dishes beyond the limits i
Members of the Winnie Davis Cha]
ter U. D. C. took especial charge i
the veterans, and the members of tl
Jasper Light Infantry devoted then
selves to the visiting military. The*
preferred guests were seated at the t.'
bles three hundred at a time ar
served like princes. All ate until th<
tvere satisfied, and after they had fli
shed, th-~i ' s no apparent dimini
tion in the stock of commissary suj
plies in sight. By the time these ts
ales had been twice cleared and r<
plenished, the ladies realized their con
plete command of the situation ar
ixtended an invitation to the multituc
without to come in and partake of tl
jood things that were still left. It
istimated that in all more than a thoi
sand people were fed, and it seemed {
if there was still enough to feed ha
:hat many more.
The next event on the programn
was the presentation of crosses of hor
>r to the veterans who had been du
lualified to receive them. Some litt
confusion had resulted here on a<
:ount of a misunderstanding; but tl
^oung ladies in charge of the crosse
is well as most of the veterans beir
>n hand, the crosses were duly pr<
sented?all but about half a doze
Some of the veterans It develop*
ivere unable to be present on accoui
)f illness and other reasons, and stl
>thers failed to be on hand at the aj
jointed time.
After the presentation of the crosse
2apt. W. B. Moore addressed the as
iembling audience in a short speec
n which he took occasion to revie
he story of the monument undertali
ng from its.inception. He referred 1
he fact that an impression had gotte
ibroad that the enterprise was pure!
i local affair; but this Impression li
lesired to correct. From the veryb*
finning there had been no other ide
ban that this monument should be i
lonor of all the Confederate soldlei
vho went to che war from York cour
y and who have made York count
heir homes since the war. He men
ioned also the fact than an effort ha
>een made to interest the public school
n the undertaking and although onl
hree schools as such had given practl
al assistance?Forest Hall, Beersheb
ind McConnelisville, he hoped that i
he big undertaking still ahead, that c
>utting a shaft on the base just com
ileted. all the schools of the count
vould take a hand and do their fu
By the time Capt. Moore concluded
he crowd had gathered, and the ex
rcises of the afternoon were opene
rith prayer by Rev. J. H. Thornwel
f Fort Mill. Then came the addres
i Col. A. Coward. Col Coward wa
.ppropriately introduced by Majo
ames F. Hart and was received wjtl
. tremendous ovation. He spoke a
Friends and Comrades, I find it alt
most impossible to give speech to the
' thoughts that fill my heart as I look
down upon this enormous audience,
and recognize the fact that I may ady
dress them as my friends and my com_
rades. I have not before in all my life
been so honored as upon this occasion.
n I have never before had so many exts
pectant eyes raised to my countenance,
r. or seen such pleasant smiles of wel.
come beaming from so many thousand
friendly faces.
n I thank you, ladies of the Winnie
>f Davis Chapter, for giving me the opDortunity
of enjoying for once in mV
life this rare, this unspeakable pleasd
h As I came into your town this morn's
ing, and looked at these beautiful trees,
v, dintlne- in the sunlie-ht; as I looked '
upon your streets shaded and cut off 1
from the sun and from the wind, as I 1
r> took into my lungs that delicious air I
>f which God seems to have sent in an 1
especial quality to this town of York- 1
ville, I could not but remember the first '
K time my eyes fell upon the irneafnertts
I; of this community. A young lad, clad
3t in the uniform adopted by the state of
South Carolina, with my comrades,
from the Citadel academy, we trudged
into this town, through the streets, in
>f the beautiful spring time of the year.
r Your land was full of flowers, your
trees of beautiful foliage, and the
V* smiles of your women so captivated our
I; hearts that it was found difficult to
jl make us continue our march to other
tt towns in the state. So deep an impression
was produced upon me and my
le classmate, Micah Jenkins, [applause]
t; that when we determined to adopt the
Ip teachers' profession for the oenent or
our alma mater, and the benefit of the
" sons of South Carolina, with a single
3s thought we pitched upon this beautiful
town of Yorkvilie, in which to make our
venture. For thirty-five years it was
my good fortune to live among you as
one of you, and let me now in the de>e
clintng years of my life, after an ex!e
perience of thirty-five years, say to
all the world and to you, face to face,
33 that never through that period of time
>n have I ever regretted that we had cast
r, our lots in this beautiful town, in this
noble community. [Applause].
But, speaking of the spring time,
C. carries me back, my friends, to another
V. spring. Then martial music filled the
y air as it did this morning. Then bright
uniforms were seen upon our streets,
n> and the echo of soldierly step was
ft. heard upon our sidewalks. There was,
nt however, something more than the
e mere display of words. Behind that
display, there was evidently a serious
T thought agitating the minds of all our
?; citizens from every portion of this
ej county. The land was astir. Spring
had brought its new emotions. Among
ia them came that startling thought that
J- South Carolina now called her sons
1- to the front, and that York county had
still men to succeed the heroes of
' King's Mountain. With this one grand
Impulse, this old county roused herself.
and her sons were seen presslhg
in from every quarter to be among the
first to strike a blow in her behalf.
, Such premonitions had occurred a year
oerore tnai uie orKunizauuii \u u. mule
ltary company followed; and now a
i- crisis had been reached that necessar.
lly would soon call for military
strength. And I remember, and how
83 can I tell you the pride I felt when I
5R caw In that procession this morning a
flag which I had the honor to place In
my comrade's, General Micah Jenkins,
rit hands In the name of the Yorkvllle
i?f Female college, and to give him the well
)]. wishes and the prayers of the women
of York. They have preserved this
' old banner, and shall I ever forget
?f when Jenkins, thrilling In every fiber
of of his being, said to me in response
t0 to the address I made him, "Tell those
dear young women who have put this
banner Into our hands that should red
dl handed war demand the sacrifice there
i- Is not one member of the Jasper Light
1(j Infantry that will not vindicate our
promise." I shall Insult you by presuming
you need to be told how well
le they have vindicated that promise.
L(j There are some few surviving still
among them, and they are the wltness8
es of what was done. [Cheers],
i-s But that spring time was followed by
?y other spring tides. Your young men
je and some of your old men and Indeed
some of your very boys were called for
e" and went to the front in the next Sucre
ceeding four years. Spring time
came to them as It came to you. But,
' ' alas, spring time to them meant new
marches to make, new battles to fight,
of new graves to be opened far, far away
u, from home. To you who did not go.
lt or rather I would say, because most of
' you have come upon this scene since,
or to those who did not go, the dear women
of our land, the spring time
^ brought its flowers too, but it brought
f only the means with which to deck In
memory at least, their fallen loved
ones far away from home.
i- But I will not attempt on this ocse
casion, my friends, to describe the
march of the soldiers belonging to the
l~ Confederate army, their experiences
id and their misfortunes. We spoke of
ly them as you did at home, as soldiers,
' but we. those of us In the front, fighting
the battles of our state and couni
try, were not the only heroes in the
cause?we who were at the front after
the glamor of battle was over.
Before our faces we had our foemen
before us. We had something to do,
l- and if we won victory, we had the
1(j glory of being present with it and real?
izfng the full satisfaction that always
comes from victory. But alas, those
ie at home heard only of the wounds and
ia the deaths and the sufferings. They
._ felt not that spirit that is thrilled
with action in time of war, but only
13 the dread of apprehension that the
If next news must tell them that the wife
1 1 U- <3
naa ueen iviuuivcu ui a. uunucmu,
a mother has lost her son, that a girl
ie has lost a dear one upon whom she
i- had planted the wealth of her affec[y
tion. The true heroism of that Con,
federate war was not confined to those
who marched under Lee and Jackson
and Johnson and other noble leaders,
ie The deepest, the firmest, the noblest
g> and grandest heroism was amon^ the
' dear women who. left at home, kept
5 only a smile or a cheering word for
our return. There was the heroism of
n. that war. [Applause].
>d But. my friends, another spring came
lt on. We had won in the field victory
after victory. The Confederate army
11 was worn down literally to the earth.
)- We had fought out all of our strength,
and the time had come for us to cease.
We slowly turned our faces homeward.
' It was too cowardly for brave men to
think of self destruction. The question
h had come down to other claims, to j
w go back home to protect and defend
and support those who had cheered
L" and defended and supported us. But, (
:o when the spring opened, as it did this
n morning, throughout the months of ,
,v April and May. when the trees put (
y forth again their foliage, and the roses
ie and other flowers opened their beau- ;
>- tiful petals and threw their fragrance j
a into the air, there was nothing so (
so beautiful, so touching, to the worn- (
oat soldier's heart as the embrace of .
's welcome which the suffering women
i- gave us upon our return. [Applause].
y All honor to the women of the Con- s
federacy! You dear girls who have |
come upon the scene, do not think you (
d are exempt from any of this. You
|S have been taught by mothers who un
dorwent these experiences. You young !
y Inrlc cHll In vniir teens. to whom the i
i- Confederate war is oniy a history, and '
a not a memory, you are. I say, a part '
n of that. You are the daughters and <
eons of those men and women who <
fought tho?e battles. Daughters of |
- those dear women who sustained the
y armies from the beginning to the end '
.. of all their sufferings. So this is no <
matter in which you have not a person- (
al interest, and I charge you here In the
1, presence of all these veterans, that you
realize the position you occupy, and I
~ consecrate yourselves to maintain the t
fj high principles for which the Confed- s
11 erate war was fought.
8 Rut. my friends, when the war was
8 ended, what became of the Confeder- ?
J1 ate army? It was now divided into r
" two branches. Do you know what they ,
s were? The broken hearted, nigh despairing
survivors, apd that large army ?
vho were silent In death. The two
jranches were the living returning
iome, and the glorious dead whose
jones lie scattered from the borders ?
>f Virginia to the Rio'Grande. But of
;hese two branches, the glorious dead
ire still having recruits added year by
fear to their number. The other
Dranch, the living, the surviving, we
ire taking our discharges one by one,
ind the only possible way of recruiting
our ranks is by these dear ones to
ivhom the Confederate war can never
be anything but a history. We oan
jnly ask that you, sons and daughters,
remember what we did, your fathers
ind your mothers, and try forever to
maintain the honor and the sacredness
if your glorious state. [Applause]..
As I look around, I remember one
more spring. These soldiers of the
Confederate army, remember, are in
two branches. These returned soldiers
found dismantled homes, their hearthstones
in many coses had been scattered.
Sorrow hung over the land, sor- '
row and ruin and desolation. It was
for them to take up this new burden
and strive as they had learned to
strive under their leaders in that
great struggle. Then it was that they
were called upon to show that the ConKo/1
tVin lllflrh
Lcuciatc ov?* ici uau luiiuicu vuv ii?buest
type of soldier, in knowing how to
dare and how to endure. The first
thing was to get food for the family,
to kindle again the extinguished Are
upon the hearth-stones, to gather the
little fragments together, and to look
the world in the face at the same time
and to pay boldly, "I am not ashamed
n' what I have done. Fates were
against me, but I am still a man, and
Clod willing, I shall deserve to be so
recorded." That was their mission,
and in the meantime while providing
for their affairs, busy trying to build
up the waste places under the power
which had laid defeat among them, a
government had been established
which threatened to overturn all our
ancient civilization. So rank had the
mnlOasance in office become, that even
the most learned, the most enlightened,
the most active leader of these
people from the north, in the honesty
cf his heart, confessed to his friends
up north that the horrors here were #
becoming unbearable, and to use his
own language, that "the civilization or
the Puritan and the Huguenot was In
jifrlY* I
reed not recount the struggles under
ihe. leadership of our matchless
Kamp'on [applause] and of all the
glorious men who surrounded him.
One fdn-ng, stupendous effort wan
made and our state was once more
redeemed. Do you remember that
glorious spring when It was proclaimed
among the opening of the
flowers, that Hampton was established
as the governor of South Carolina, and
that South Carolina had again come
to her own? A glorious spring that
should linger forever In the memory
of remotest antiquity. But that active,
living army has done much my friends,
to place Its memory upon the historical
field and deep down into the hearts
of you younger generation. There has
borne upon them since the close of the
var the one inexorable command,
"March on, march on!" When the
Hampton victory was over, still the
same voice rested upon us, "March on,
march on!" All of our hills and valleys.
all of our water courses, all the
material Industries, had to be revived.
Industries had to be created. A new
order of things had to be built by our
supreme efforts, with the sunshine of
success. Have we done It? It Is for
you to say. Look at the spindles whose
humming Is heard throughout your
state. Look at the railroads, the Introduction
of the telegraph and the
telephone, and all of those other accessories
of advanced civilization, and
let me ask you If you have not found
beneath them all the motive power of
the Confederate soldier under the inexorable
law, "March on, march on!"
That we alone have done It, I do not
pretend to say. But we have brought
In these younger ones with us, and we
have rrom time to time reunquujnea w
their hands what through our exertions
we have contributed to establish.
I think that history will saytnat
the Confederate soldier on his return
to peace did not lie down idle, a mere
object of charity, but that he was active
in restoring prosperity to his beloved
Not only In South Carolina, but In
every one of the southern states, the
same thing has been done.
Now, my friends, here comes another
spring, and what do I see before
me? Flowers everywhere, the smile of
beautiful women on every hand. Those
hidden springs of hope which always
dawn in the human heart, all seem to
have been assembled here today; and
yonder stands one evidence that In
this glorious spring the good people
of Yorkville have turned aside from
all other attractions, and are going to
raise a monument to the Confederate
soldier. I did not understand you to
the Confederate dead. It Is to the
Confederate soldier, and you have the
realization of that beautiful poem of
our own southern poet:
"In seeds of laurel in the earth
, The glory of your fame Is sown,
And somewhere awaiting Its birth,
The shaft is In the stone."
There is the foundation upon which
the shaft Is to be erected, and doubtless
in the hands of the committee
having It in charge, the shaft is already
I have mentioned these several openings,
my friends, because I have been
so much impressed today with the
beauty of your spring time season.
This lovely spring has been asociated
with so many things in my mind that
I could not cast It out.
Now, with reverent' ceremonies the
corner stone Is to be laid, to the memory
of the Confederate soldiers, and
therefore I have spoken of both
branches of that army, the glorious
-3 J +V?o lltrlnc Mqv WP who ATP
ucau anu me ...
called to see this fulfillment of the
poet's voice, be spared to see that further
fulfillment that was uttered In the
same connection.
"Peace upon the busy march,
Peace where the hunter roams.
Peace, God of peace, in all our
And peace In all our homes."
Let us, my old comrades still obey
the voice, march on, march on, in
everything that tends to the glory of
our people and the establishment of
prosperity in this state, and then when
you and I shall come to lay down our
lives, and our names be added to that
other branch of the Confederate army,
that Is resting under the sod, life's
conflicts and trials will not have been
endured In vain.
God bless you, and as you ladles
scatter those flowers this evening upon
the graves that you have here In
your midst, may you feel that angels
are hovering over it. May you feel
that on that spot no greater glory can
ever shine, than your loving care sheds
over It. [Long continued cheering and
After the conclusion of Col. Coward's
address the Masons appeared and
proceeded to lay the corner stone with
their own peculiar ceremonies. Hon.
John R. Bellinger, grand-master for
South Carolina officiating. Mr. Belinger
had been expected to deliver an
iddress of some length; but because
>f the necessity for haste, by reason
)f the approach of the hour when the
Port Mill and Rock Hill companies had
:o take their train for home, contented
himself with a few brief but well:hosen
In addition to the corn, wine, oil, etc.,
urnished by the Masons, the following
irticles were deposited in the corner
itone before it was put in position.
Copies of The Yorkviijle Enquirer
(howing the inception of the movenent
to erect a monument to the Conederate
soldiers of York county, and
:ontaining a list of the Confederate

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