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Friday, June 6, 1913. '
This is a good time to use the
split log drag. It would take very little
tim eand give you a good road all
the year.
' The candidates for governor are
growing in number. The thinning
i Vrteriv, Kofnro tho ramnai^n
DCaSUil Will UCglU v?v, r?o_ I
The Herald and News is fortunate
in having one of the best local reporters
of any country paper in South
Carolina in the person of Mr. R. H.
He is conscientious and faithful
and it worries him very much if the
proof reader fails to detect errors
"which are necessarily made/by the
machine. In justice to him, the editor
desires to say that on account of
the editor's absence during last week
the proof was not read as carefully
as it would have been, because there
vras no regular proof reader to handle
it. This statement is made in justice
to Mr. Greneker.
The Editor Yisits The "Crater" ana
Tells About It?Also Richmond,
Baltimore and Washington.
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I have frequently passed Peters-;
"burg, Va., and every time I have re-;
solved on the next visit through that j
section to arrange to stop over and
make a pilgrimage to the "Crater,"'
where so many South Carolinians lost j
their lives during the war in 1864. J
Grant had been trying to take Rich- j
mond. The battle of Cold Harbor was j
fought on tthe morning of June 6, [
1864. The Federals haTf* 80,000 men!
in lines ?six miles long. The purpose
was to attack the intrenchm-ents of
Lee's army. "The a^m of the Confederate
riflemen ancb canoneers was
deadly, and 6,000 Federal soliders fell
upon the iield in ten minutes. The assault
proved a disastrous defeat fo:r:
Grant's army. * * * From Cold Har.
bor, Grant moved southeeastwari.
across the James to Petersburg. * * *
Finding that he could not take by assault
the Confederate works at Petersburg,
Grant ordered a mine to fce
dug under them for the purpose of
"blowing them up. On July 30, the
powder in the mine was ignited, 4nd a j
breach, was made in the Confederate \
line. Grann: had troops ready to march
into Petersburg through the "Crater."
made by the explosion. As the Federal
troops entered the "Crater" they
were exposed to a heavy fire from the
Confederates and were driven back
with the loss of 5,000 men." This brief
statement of The battle is taken from
"Wihite's history. I believe it is true 1
that the South Carolina troops were '
immediately over the mine, and,
therefore, their loss was the heaviest,!
more than Three hundred South Car- j
olinians having perished and were
buried beneath the debris.
Each army had breastworks extend
ing to Richmond, a distance or more i
* than twenty miles, and the armies!
were in close range of each other. As j
the Federals undertook to pass over j
the "Crater" there was a hand to j
hand encounter with the result stated.
* *
The "Crater" is within three miles!
of the city of Petersburg and ' the j
street car line runs within a mile:
and a half of the battlefield. I rode;
out to the -end of the car line and undertook
the remainder of the journey j
on foot. As I reached the point in 1
the road where you "^urn ?ut to go to
the "Crater," a bright, clever looking |
little man overtook me, driving a j
buggy by himself, and asked if I was j
going on up the road, and if so he ''
would be glad to take me in. I told
him that I had started to the "Crater,"
and if lie would kindly drive me in
that direction I would greatly appreciate
it.' He willing turned and together
me drove down to the "Crater," ;
a distance of about a mile. I learned
that my good little Samaritan was j
Master Leonidas Davis, and that he
lived some three miles out from Pet- |
ersburg, and that his father was in (
the horse and mule business in Peters- j
ourg, ana mat ne nau Deen 10 taKe xus ,
father to the car line. All this may (;
not interest the reader, but I want to <
say if that young man knew how much 1
I appreciated his thoughtful kindness r
And how much it raised him in my j
estimation, he would be glad that he
did it. Especially in this selfish and
thoughtless world, that is, thoughtless
as to every one except s-elf, such acts
as this one are like oases in tne desert.
Would that I could impress tie
value and the importance upon every
boy in Newberry county of such little
deeds of kindness as this. They
cost nothing but the spirit that
prompts them is an asset more valuable
than gold.
* * *
There is a Mrs. Griffith in charge of
the "Crater" and she charges you
twenty-five cents to admit you to tne
place and to show you the relic room
and to explain the history in connection
witlh tfc'3 fight. She says the
land belongs to her family and has
been in the family for a hundred
years. While they are building parks
it seems to me that this would be a
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fitting ana suitaDie piace uk. v> uxv^ii w
erect a government park. It could be
made into a beautiful place. There
are now several monuments around
'near there. One jus*, as you enter I
believe to a Massachusetts regiment.
' * * *
At the "Crater" you can see the
hole in the ground, ^.nd the evidences
cf the breastworks are plainly visible,
tut the rains have washed down the
*?- X"1? < ?*1 ~ +v>? 'nrooc<t Tvnrtrc;
dirt iiilo me uuic ctuiu tiio ~
are also peing leveled with the ground.
Pine trees two feet in diameter stand
in the center of the "Crater." The
trench leading up to the mine was
still intact in some places, so Mrs.
Griffith said. In the relic room are
old guns and balls and shoes and canteens.
I had heard the story of two
bullets meeting in the air and forming
a wheel and two meeting in the bar
rel of a gun, "but I never placed mucn
confidence in the story, though of
course it is not impossible for these
things to be. I saw them. Two bullets
inbedded into each other and flattened
so as to form an almost perfect
wheel. I saw the" barrel of the old
musket where two bullets had come in
contact with each other. One of them
is still there and the place where the
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other one was is pnuiy vis.me. xue
barrel is split open for about six
inches. There is an inkstand which
Mrs. Griffith says was taken out only
a few years ago and the ink still in
the bottle but that it evaporated as
soon as the air struck it.
I spent Sunday on a visit to friends
near Petersburg. There are some exrnnds
in and around I
V/UliCUb y u > v ? ? ?? ^
Petersburg.* I understand that the
roads are being worked by the convicts,
-the counties hiring them from
the State. From Petersburg I ran over
to Richmond on the trolley.
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About three hours were spent jn i
Baltimore. I thought of my good |
friend, Dr. S-eabrook, when I was so 1
near him and wanted very much to go I
on to Westminster, Md., but had to
get back to South Carolina and as
this was purely a business trip had i
to forego the pleasure of extending
I had a few hours in Washington
and went down to the capital. The
house was in session but the senate
had recessed until Thursday. The
only congressmen from South Carolina
in Washington, so far as I could
learn, were ^fessrs. Ragsdaie ana
Whaley. Lever and Byrnes are in
Panama, Finley was at home, and if
Aiken and Johnson w-ere in Washington
I did not see them and they wero
not in the house the afternoon I "was
there. There is nothing much to stay
in Washington for just now so far
- - *' ' T + ic wait
as tug nuustj in \suuv.tim-u. m.i
ing on the senate to act on the tariff
and really the senate is "waiting on
a report from the committee. Both
houses are just marking time, ?,o to
speak, though it is possible the session
will last until the next regular
one begins. The investigation of the
lobby and the lobbyist seemed :o be
on^ t.hd main item of inter
tile Ui uuu ?
est and it will not amount to any I
great thing. Seems to me the people
should have a right to be heard by
their representatives. The man who
will try to influence legislation that
he does not think it right simply
because Ihe is paid to do it?that sort
of man should be stopped if you can.
* * *
There were several people in Washington'
I should have been glad to
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call on but my time was snort, auu x
made 110 formal calls. Washington is
certainly a beautiful city. And talk
about your clean city?your clean
streets, and your beautiful parks and
trees, Washington is the place to see
2.1 - it xi iv: ? ~ -rvm-e* _
mem, a.u mese iiixuga auu mu..-^ulumbia
had beautiful trees and streets
and sma^l parks in the streets, I say
had them, because I noticed the other
day when I was there that the beautiful
shade trees, that it took generations
to grow and that it will take
generations to replace, were being cut
; down. In Washington in the same class
of streets the trees are being planted
and are being protected.
* *
I didn't hear much of politics while
in Washington. My stay was onei
and I guess I did not strike against
the politician. Congressman Ragsdale
says he is going to put Democrats
in place of Republicans in his
district iust as fas^as he can possibly
do so regardless of when the term expires.
I understand that the appoint'ment
of Judge Woods to the Federal
bench would be coflrmed on Thursday
afternoon of this week. Senator Tillman
did not oppose the confirmation.
Senator Tillman and Editor Gonzales
united in a request for the appoint-,
ment of C. M. Galloway to be civil
service commissioner. I also understood
that Editor Gonzales would go
to Cuba and that Senator Tillman
urged that appointment. It is beautiful
and lovely when you can forget
and forgive and we commend these
two gentlemen for -exercising toward
each other this, the greatest of the
virtues?.brotherly love.
* *
On my return trip from Washington |
I came via the Southern and had the
pleasure of meeting Senator Tillman
on the train and traveling with him
as far as Rock Hill. He was coming
down to a board meeting at Winthrop
and was going from there to his home
in Trenton. Mrs. Tillman had gone
on a week or ten days ahead of the
senator. I was much pleased to find
Senator Tillman as strong and vigorous
as he was, both physically and
mentally. His mind is strong and vig
orous and there is much of the old
time fire and snap about the eye. All
the talk about his mind being weak
is unkind and besides unfounded. He
can't eat the big meals that he once
could, but otherwise seems entirely
well. We did not discuss politics to
any great extent. He said that he
Summer Cle
Be sure to take i
Cleaning Out Sale,
room for Fall bu
our nolicv to carr\
X' / v
All Slippers, Mens, Women
Ali Clothing, Men's, Boys <
A!) Carpets, Rugs and Art
All Furniture, Mattresses a
All Millinery must go.
If we can't get our pri<
offer better goods for less ]
6th, 1913. i
25 cents <
This is a strange offer, isn't it?
Until further notice we will giv
brought to our store?The Rexall
This same offer is being made I
cities and towns all over the Unit<
As there are nearly 6,ooo of the
that it means practical exterminai
we have your co-operation?provi
Join Nearly 6,000
in Swatti
Flies spread disease. They cai
the well. You are never safe fro:
How do you know where the fl
on your baby's face has been?
You would not knowingly exp
family, to smallpox or any other
you know that the seemingly han
not loaded with these deadly gem
It is not only a matter of cleanl
Join the Great IN a
in Swattii
was glad to be able to commend Gov
Please on one or two matters, but I
did no: go into a discussion with him
on any of the matters. It is rumored,
you know, that the senator is to take
the stump next summer against Gov.
Blease for the United States senate,
but I doubt -his very much. If the
senator will stick to nis senatorial duties
he may be able to serve the people
for many years, but if he tries to
take on outside loads the strain may
prove too much for him.
Congressman Lever, it is said, will
be a candidate to succeed himself and
not aspire io senatorial honors. He
has just been made cha?'-nnn of the
committee on agriculture, one of the
most important committees of congress.
He will be needed in the ^0'ise
and possibly can do more good 4here .
than he r-nuld in the senate. Anrt have
more influence in shaping legislation
that will he beneficial to the people of
his State.
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There "was a faint whisper in Columbia
of another entry in the gubernatorial
race. If it should materialize
the gentleman epoken of would
make it very interesting. He has a
clean record and many friends!
throughout the State. And a! great
big bunch of good common sense, an
Ingredient possessed by not an over
f I
abundant number of politicians. It is M
a long -time before the campaign of
next year and there is plenty of time
for many changes on the political kaleidoscope.
\ E. H. A.
A Rnthless Rhyme for Militants
Brooklyn Eagle.
Lily smashed the royal gems
And drowned the keeper in the
What does this girlish prank denote?
Oh, just that Lily wants to vote.
arance Sale
advantage of our
We are making j
isiness. It is not
r over goods.
is and Boys', 10 per ct off
?M#I Vftll in hav /?t nff i
mu luuiiid, iv pea ti uu
Squares, 10 per ct off
ml Springs, 10 per ct off .
ze will take yours. We !
money. Sale begins June
rnr, s. c.
t Pint for
But we mean just what we say.
e 25c a pint for all dead flies
i Store.
>y other Rexall Stores in other
sd States.
?se stores, you can easily realize
f ' 1 - > -a__ : j; I
tion or tne nouse ny?pruv.-xiiig
ding you
Rexall Druggists
ng Flies
tv the ererms from the sick to
m danger while there is a fly |j
y that lights on your foci or
ose yourself, or one of your
dread disease? Yet how do
tnless fly buzzing around you is
iness, it is a matter of safety to
tional Movement
ug Flies.
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hot cakes
are deiici
fmmB m.*mm&M
Engagement Announced.
Union Progress, 27th.
Invitations have been received in
Union from Dr. and Mrs. James Keirl
Gilder, of Newberry, to the marriage
of their daughter, Miss Bessie wilder,
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riiADi rci
IslMlUiLiiJ J
Isle of
Blue Rid
From Greenvill
dprson and all ini
to Alston inclusive
special schedule
Lv. Walhalla 7:1(
" Belton 9:2;
" T^TTcrvn 11*4
xyjovix jl
" Chappells 12:0
" Old Town 12:1
" Silver Street 12:3
" Helena._.?... 12:5;
" Newberry 1:0(
" Prosperity 1:2]
" Pomaria : 1:41
" Peak 2:01
" Alston 2:0
" Columbia 3:3i
Ar. Charleston 8:0'
Excursion tickets will
special train from Walhal
! Excursion tickets will t
regular trains up to and i
leaving Charleston Mondf
The Isle of Palms wit]
! ' Restaurants and Dancing
ditures have added muc
Superior Beach for surf
gives daily concerts.
Remember, You Have
Nights at the Seashore.
Don't Miss it.
Buy Excursion Tickets a
information apply to Tick
W. E. McGEE, S. H. Mc
A. G. PA., Dist. Pass,
Columbia, S. C. Columbia,
^Sess^tMin'Kltitskt.. ...... .......
IT, \
made with I
king Powder | \
cus, hearthtsify
to Mr. Oliver Harris Johnson on
Thursday evening, June 12th, at 8
o'clock, at their residence.
Miss Gilder is pleasantly known in
Union where she has visited frequent^
ly at the home of Mrs. John A. Fant
Fon, s. c.
fA ;
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gv 11* 11*
4D Z
rn t\y.
UNE12,1913 *
e, Walhalla, An- >
termediate points
e on the following
ftUU CAtUl 91UU 1
Schedule Round Trip Rate
) a. m $4.50
5 a. m. 4.00
7 a. m 3.30 j
2 p. m 3.25 A
9 p. m 3.20
4 p. m ... 3.15
3n. m 3.05 t
} p. m. 3.00 i f
L p. m 2.90
> p. m. - 2.85
3 p. m 2.80
5 p. m 2.75 .. ' |
5 p. m i if
3 p. m.
be good going only on
la and Belton. * I
ie good returning on all I
ncluding morning trains
ly, June 16th. I J
fct its magnificent Hotel,
Pavilion. Large expen- ?
:h to its natural beauty,
bathing. Metze's Band
s w
Three Days and Four
A Rare Opportunity!
it Ticket Office. For full ' jB
et Agents or -A
. Aet.. Ticket Agent, |J
S. C. Newberry, S. C.
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