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SEQUACHEE VALLEY NEWS.
R. W. S. S U I ' I ' L K M H X T : S K O U A C 1 1 K K , TKXX., AUG. i7, ,s99. LIST OF TKXNFSSEK C()C LA VKS, 11. W. S. Mr mi- ( , v vi:. I ', .lOIIXSOX. 'os HANCOCK. MOXl.'OK. WASlIIXl.TOX. I;!:; JOHN" SKYIKK. UXCOl.X. .IACKSOX. :;s ;AI;I'1KI.I). MOXUOK. 4n .IKXKIXS. 4:. UXCOl.X. '! I'l.'AXKI.IX. :;i LKK. 4S ;kaxt. ii WKIISTKi;. 4-J uxcoi.x. :;.4 ;ai;fiku. rj Uw.i vr Hi. A. L llaiikin. icii. 1 1 :i wo ii I . A. ('. I luiistiiii. M. L Ih.ks. J. W. While. W. L Urazoal. w. i:. i-.-ii.-i!. .1. K. .Mcirtiiii. S. II. Mill,.,-. 1". II. Williams. S. II. Dana. Siisii'iiilcil. Sllslt'llll('l. Siisiciil('(. Sms)ii'Ih1i'i1. Walilcn Park. .1. K. Dixon. II. Kent. 1 Li II . i n is. j Vhilwi'll, Ti'ini. iSuulli I'ittslnirn. ! Si ii lily. j.Moiinlain 'ily. i Dayton. ! I lock woo 1. jCoal ('leek. liver Springs. Mriceville. I'd IDS. .lellie,,. Wliitosiile. Sale Creek. Victoria. XcWCOilllll'. Wliid'siilc. Kt 1 ley's Ferry. S.'iii.iaclict'. : in jjoihI stiimliiiir. 4 Misn'inl('il. ADDIJKSS Delivered by Maj. W. H. Hunter, Supreme Recorder, at Sequachee, Tenn., July 4, 1899. Regent tj tti in u n Ji r, Oueens ami Re- ii is (if tin' Wliilc Shield. Ladies anil l lenilcmen: 1 1 is siiiit "that an honest confession is good fur the soul." Sirkness ami an un usual press uf liusiiiessi has prevented iih from making sueh preparations as I v tin Id have liked to have dune to pro perly till our Supreme Judge Advocate's appointment hero today. I!ut my speech will please you for its brevity if fur nothing more, and when dinner is announced I may surprise you all. 1 am here as a representative of the Supreme Conclave of the Regents of the White Snield to aid you in cele brating this anniversary of American independence, and with you to renew our allegiance to (iod. our country and our flag. For nowhere under the hlne canopy of heaven, does the sun shine upon a land so fair, or a people so pros perous and happy as in our own beloved America, a land which opens wide its arms to the down-trodden of the world, a land of the hest. aspirations of man, bounded only hy the oceans which roll between the continents, and reaches a way from regions of almost eternal snows to the ever-blooming flowers of the tropics. We have out-stripped the world in war and peace and yet the sun of the first century of our progress has only just gone down. Who lives with u vision so great or a tongue so pro phetic, as to portray the m vst ic splendors and national glories thai will enter on the morn of our second ( 'en tenniel'.' Abraham Lincoln said in his immor tal speech at ioti ysh,i rg: "What, con stitutes our bulwark of American in dependenc.''.' Not our frowning battle ments, nor our bristling sea coasts, our army, or our navy. These are our reli ance against foreign foes. Our bulwark is that spirit of American nobility which prizes our land and flag as a priceless heritage bequeathed by'noblo sires to patriotic sons. Destroy this spirit and you plant the seeds of despo tism at your own doors." May lie who tinted the rainbow and gilded' the gold en sun and silver moon, over preserve and protect us as a nation. Now for anot her confession. I am a republican andagoldhug. but I wish I had the eloquence of a William Jen nings Hryan for a few moments. I would not crucify you on a cross of "old nor attempt to prove that Id to 1 was a panacea for all your ills, but I would he able then at least to my own satisfact ion to present to you some of the beau ties and benefits of tho grandest secret social order ever devised to bless and protect the C aucasians of this country the Regents of the White Shield, the crown jewel of all ancient and modern fraternal orders Ancient mythology tells us that .Min erva sprang fully equipped for war from the brain of .lupiter. The Regents of the hue Shield sprang from the brain of American soldiers, who bad crossed swords upon many a battlefield of civil war, but who are now, thank (Iod, bound together by bonds welded in tho SPECIAL DISPENSATION. To I m: (M n, ..i:s am. Mimiu.us ok tiik TlWDSM.l; Oinci.aVIs, R .;i , , I s u.' TIIK Will I K Slllkl.il, (ii!Kn-i,'- CO.M RAMOS: As a reward for your zeal in ti ause of the R. W. S , tho law requiring "a r i. i: sr iwi.Nivi n E ( ,.M i.x i ,."u m, AT I. i: sr l I NTWIVI. ll im;;s Al II IN '.im , I A I I N t ; , in:!-,,,;,.; A (iuAM, Com i.avi: i a in-: i ia iii.imiii. in am Xi ait: ao a hi i. i i. a i t: i i.i it i. ,,, wii-. oii.NMAi. Mi;i:iiM, in- nil; Si -rill-Mi-: Com i.avi:," is modified as to Tennessee Conclaves, and a Special Dispensation is hereby granted to the Tennessee Conclaves, a true copy f which is as follows: Wiikiikas, The Regents of the White Shield in the State of Tennessee, have shown greater zeal in the Order than others of any other State, in the num ber or their Conclaves and total mem bership, therefore be it, m.soi.Vhi). 1 hat, a Special Disnetisa- lion be and is hereby granted to the Or j dor in the State of Tennessee to on'an : ize a (irand Conclave. R. W. S.. as soon as eighteen Conclaves with nut, less than I ' v iit.v-five mi inbers each have olliciil- ly reported that to the Supreme Recuni jer." Further Rksui.vkI), That, the Supreme Record ,er is hereby instructed to notify the j Ollicers and Members of each Conclave in the State of Tennessee of the fore.ro i ing action of the Supremo Conclave "; W. S. I Hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the Minutes i of the Supreme Conclave, R. V. S., at jits monthly meeting, .Inly s, isnp. Witness my hand and the Seal of the Order this 1st day of August, lN'.r.i W. II. IH'NTFR. Supremo Recorder. fire of battle, ami stronger than ail save that of parent, wife, and child. Our principles are patriotism, philan thropy, and protection. As patriots wo have taken a solemn obligation, plodg ir.g to each other our lives, our futures, and our sacred honor to defend our country and Hag against all foreign or domestic foes. As philanthropists wo would brimr about, amicable relations between capf tal and labor, foster and protect out public schools, regulate immigration in tho interest of good government, de throne monopolies, and, if needs be,