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A Splendid Tribute to if
Native of Gre
The following address was delivered
W. Austin, Esq., a native of Greenvill
1I. Austin, of Walkereville. Mr. Ausi
larta, and as the orator on Memorial 1:
credit. Tihe address was heard by s0ev
My Friends-The minstrel of th
ancient days who told in song and story
of the Trojan war sings of a scene
where Pandai us, an aged councillor ol
Troy, standing with Cressida, his niece,
upon the city's eatern battlements,
looks down on Priam's legions comiog
back in untamed splendor from the
Dardat plain whereon they had met in
equal combat with the haughty Greek,
and as the serried hosts return and
each successive plhalanx files within
the gate, points out t) her the Trojan
heroes as they pass. First comes the
brave Aeneas, commander of the host,
the very front and flower of Troy, and
next Antenor, second in command, a
warriot shrewd in tactics and renown
ed, and after him, great Priam's war
like and illustrious sons-there the
bold Hector with his helmet hacked and
battered from the blows of Agamuem
ion's hosts, and then the wanton
Paris, Helenus next, and now Delpho
bus--and as each prince of I:'iamu's
royal blood files into view, Pandarus
calls his name out to his niece and
rapidly recounts the style of man he is.
Like wave on wave, the columns pass,
and Pandarus shades his eyes and looks
out oil the plain intently and more
steadfastly. There is one son of Priam
not yet come, the flowei of Ilium's
brave. Has noble Troilus fallen in
the fray ? The old man's heart sinks
as his restless eyes searches the mov
ing matss in vain.
But lookl lie starts! a lash of joy
lights up his shaggy brow, and quickly
turning to his niece, his hand tiplifted
to his ear--" hark! do vou not hear
the people cry ' Troilus?' " And as
that names rings and re-cehdes from
ten thousand throats, the rear guard
of the army co-es in view with Troilus
at its head. Then does the old man's
pent-up feeling find its vent and as his
idol and great Ilium's pridu with war
like tread comes on, Pandaruis cries to
Cressida: ''Yonder! 'tis Troilus, brave
TroJ1a-1 It pin:-Uf hiva-lry ! Look
well upon him, niece. Look how his
sword is bloodied and his helm more
hacked than Iector's and how lie looks
and how he goes." And as the gallant
Troilus goes past and enters in the
gate, and other warriors come on, the
old man turns away and with a gesture
pregnant of h's scorn cries out: "The
eagle's gone I" and then descends the
Today, my countryimen I ask you for
a space to mount with me on fancy's
airy wing, and from imagination's
vantage ground, look down upon the
highway of the years while I point
out, like Pandarus from the Trojan
wall the heroes of the times gone by,
as in review they pass before the sub
tle vision of the mind.
And firet among earth's valiant and
immortal sons I call on you to tun
and look upon that Spartan band that
comes before our gaze, moving with
measuied and unbroken step, their
javelhns high in air, and brave Leonidas
at their front. Silent and grimi andl
noiselessly they pass while deathless
valor sits enstamped on every firm sct
face. They move beyond our ken, they
disappear, we hear the thunder of the
ages peal-'' Thermepyhae I"
And fast on Sparta's fading ranks
there comes another and a greater host
and at its headc upon his fleet-limbed
horee Blucephalus, the stalwart and
puissant prince of Macedon, in regal
splendor rides. The conqueror of his
age, p)roud Hellas' champion, there
goes by. Mark with what majesty the
haughty Alexander leads his serried
ranks as conscious of the prowess of
that mighty rm that laid the whole
world waste. With all the pomp11 and1(
panoply of war, he passes on, and now
is lost to view. And after him, anoth
er cavalcade comes oii. We see the
(lust whirl upward from the plain, and
hear the rumblbng of the solid earth as
trembling from the tread1 of an un
numbered host. Nearer they come
the dust clouds rolling back- behold I
the Roman eagles flash their b)urnlished
wings, and Caesar's legions sweep by
in all the splendid pageant of victorous
war. We hear the trumpets sound,
and like great Mars himself, the con
queror of the Nervii th'mders past,
guiding ii ith (dauntless hand the plung
ing steedls of his triumphal car, while
fast behind his chnriot wheeh the
countless stand~ards of impljerial Rome
flame out in brilliant andh unendling
The din of Rome's receding ranks
grows faint, anid in the distance (lies
away, and now a souind of martiul
music, loud and clear, sends other
echoes flying, and signals the near ap
proach of yet another host. With
rythmic swinig and measuredh tramp the
van~guardl of the advancing columns
comes in view, and at its front we see
the flag of modern France flame on
the way. The flag, that flew defiant
over Egypt's burning sand1s beside the
ancient Pyramids, andl high above the
cloudls, shone like a star, from dizzy
Alpine heights-that like a bird of prey
swept (hown Cisalpine slopes, laid waste
the citron groves and( peaceful vales of
Italy, and flapped its wings against the
lurid glare of Moscow's nlame-encircled
was lods on the army of Napoleon
now passing in review. Ah I what a
spectache as that magnifIcent array
ie Confedt rate Dead by n
enville County.
in Atlanta oin the 26th of April by Jame
County, and the eldest 8o of Dr. W,
ill is one of the leading law)i8 of At.
ay he has acquitted himself with great
ral thousand people, and is as fIlows :
goes by! Theie passes on the dash
ing squadions of that son of Mars, the
peerless Ney, and Kellermiann, Mlurat
and Soult, Grauchy, Lefevre and
other corps commanders of that splen
did host move by, each holding as he
rides the coveted baton of a marshal
of pioud France and the army of the
emperor. Corps after corps goes past,
and now the figure of Napoleon looms
up before our view.
The mighty Corsican--the man of
destiny-rides by, sublime and terrible.
The man of destiny, who, with un
heeding and remorseless hand, un.
locked the massive doors of Janus's
temple el sed, and flung theim opein
for a secre of years-the man of des.
tiny, who, with the spai k- of reckless
passion and iii hot a-bbition, kindled
the raging fires of universal war, whose
crimson glow lit up a iighty continent
from end to end-the man of destiny,
at whose approach thrones shook and
treinbled, principalities and powers
fell prone and disappeared-thu man
of destiny, whose supernatural genius
in the art of war flashed like the blind
irng lightning's strokes and whose
dread thunder-roll dismayed, bewilder
ed and affrighted foe--the man of des
tiny sweeps, with his mighty army.
pvast and now is gone I His batteries
and troops, his long battalions and his
living squadrons, with all the inoving
train and engimery of war, go past and
and( disappear.
Sparta, Macedon and Rome and
llodern Gaul have sent their heroes
and their armies past, and now with
quickened pulse we wait expectant for
another and a last great host. Veterans
of the iron cross! can you not hear
again the long roll of the drums, the
bugles' clario i call that set the long
gray lines in motion--"the sted, tile
miustering s(uadron forming in the
ranks of war?" Out from the spectral
mist that hides the past, the immortal
army of the South again comes forth
and warlike forms the grave has ihidden
from our view, again take horse; the
feet that once trod Dixi 's soil, again
press down in stirrup, again inpetuous
strike spur in mettled charger; the
hands that ouce we loved to press our
childreni's heads and felt such touch a
holy benediction again reach down
And (raw the brightest swords that
ever gleamed on bloody battlefield.
A ud on they come-the bullet-ridden.
blood-stained flags, the flags that fairest
hands that sunlight ever kissed wove
and holiest tears that ever dropped
from woman's face baptized
" Again unfurled they fly,
Anti flap their silken bars against the
Like eagles' wings against a southern sky."
On they come, those nmoving lines
of gray, sons of the proud old South
"from the rice fields and the cotton
11n1d the waving sugar-cane, from the
mounitains and the lowland~s, Dixie's
wvarriors come!" Thel rc passes Stuart's
cavalry, and Morgan's horse goes by
thlere Hampton's dashing legion,
Wheeler's swift-riding centaurs, stail
wart Forrest's hlussars, Riosseri's reck
less riders and hlorsemen of Fitzhughl
and~ Willham Ihenry Lee--all gallop by
-and~ as, with whirl of (lust and clat
tering of hoof troop) 0on troopl and
squadron after squladron of the Con
feder'ite hoirse sv'eep) on, we cry of
thenm as of the Spartan b~andl, " Death
less valor sits enstamnped on1 every
And after them, with roll of drums
andl colors flying, the .serried lines of
Southern inlfanltry march past-anl in
fantry that, Caesar's vaunted legions,
the army of P'rinlce Conde, tihe fittest
corps led on by Marshal Ney, tile
flame-swept British squares at, Water
loo, canlnot outranlk nor can surpass.
Tile very bulwark and dlefense of
Southern arms, the front, the center,
left, and righ t of battle line--their mov
ing colunmns now pass on, brave dlaun t
less souls I anld there, amidst their
moving ranks, come on with measured
tranmp andi feet unfaltering those hleroes
of unending fame, bravo Pickett's
gallant men whlose whistling lines ol
baiyoniets flashed and gleamed upon the
heights at Gettysburg upon that (lay of
wrath when they
"Thle brave, went down. Without disgrace,
ley leaped to RuIn's red embrace;
Thmev only heard lfamel's t' uniders wake,
A lnd sawV tile daulZinlg sun~bui t break'
in smiles on (J!ory's bloody face."
Cavalry and infantry in long hues
move by3, atnd now we hlear theo heavy
roll of D)ixie's dIread artillery-tile guns
that tllhnderedl from an iihndredi hills
and1( hurled their hlail of shot and~ shell
and rain of fIre anud (leathl against in
vadiing foe, and riing on hard by their
lumbering- guns we see thle martial
forms of Pendletoin and Long, anid
Georgia's gallan t Alexand~er, bravo
Pelham, Walker andi heroic L~atimer
p~ass on-Ah ! Latimner, hleroic Lati
imer, who with alt arm shlot clean away
at Gettysburg rode bleedhing for an hun11.
dired miles to Hlarriscubu~trg, antim(
horseman riding on with death--dis
mounted, and tlien, dliedl I andl fast b~e
hmd~ heroic Lattimeor theore COmeis thme
bravest soul of thamt artillery line
Thompson-.who on retreat from P'e
torsburg to Appomattox, whlen fight.
ing at Amelia Sprmngs with broken,
Imangled, bleeding armi-swept like r
flame to front of charging cavalry
the shattered arm tied to his side, his
bridle reigns between his teeth, his one
good arm holding the saber that he
waved aloft, and thus he led the charge,
and thus he died I Eloquence is dumb
before such heroism. The painter's
brush will halt, the poet's song die oin
his lips, the sounding chords of min
strel's harp grow mute before a battle
scene like that !
Ile came from the valley of Virginia
and was cousin to our own beloved an
gallant sAldier, Colonel W. S. Thomp
son, of Atlanta, standing here, vete
rans, in your midst today. And still
the great prccession passes on ; and
now we see defile before our view the
Titans of the armies of the South, her !
generals of the line-Albert Sidnev I
Johnston, the Achilles of the Sout he n i
host, and Joseph E. Johnston, her I
Quintus Fabius MAaximus, but greater I
far than Roman general-the brave I
and valiant Braxton Bragg-impetuous
Hood, and Stonewall Jackson, peerless
aud incouiparable-an.i after them, the I
other corps commanders and generals i
of divisions and brigade, long line of
talent militant such as no other army
of the world surpassed ; and now, ily
countrymen, come on the noble line of
Georgia's warlike sous led by the gal
lant Gordon-the white scar of battle
flamiing on a cheek that never once
grew pale before advancing foe-with
Iardee. Young and Wofford, Lawton
and the brave Bartow. Walker, Cumu
miing and lLenry Jackson and gallant
Cobb, who died at Fredericksburg
and countless others brave as they
soldiers all, my countrymen, whose I
names are written in unfuding hue
upon that scroll where valor's deeds
lind everlasting record, and who have
place enduring in the great Pantheoi
of history where heroes live till tine i
shall be no more.
And now like him who istood on i
I'roy's embattled walls waiting for son
of Priam not yet come, so (10 we scan
the plain with eager glance and look
with wi-tful and expectalt eyes for
that one son of Dixie not yet come
our idol ai(n the old South's pride, tL-e
old South's an11d the new. Can soldiers
such as those gone past have in one
man a head and front, a chief that, can
be worthy of such names, such men
and worthy of such deeds ? For an
swer, turn, my countrymen, and look
on yonder horsnan riding near, clad
in his simp. mwiform of gray--three
stars upon the collar wreathed with
lines of gold, denoting his high rank
look on that horeanmai riding with in
comparable grace of Southern cavalier
on Traveler-iminortal horse of the
Con federacy ! whose name. like Co
penhagen's and Bucephalus's, linked
with his master's, will go down in his
tory-look on that silent hoiseman,
and he will give yoi answer! Nearer,
and nearer yet lie rides, and now, my
countrymen, as that resplendent figure
comes in full review, with hand up
lifted do I point to him, and as the q
aged Trojan did of Troilus shout, I cry
of him--'Yonder, 'tis Lee! brave Ice,
the prince of chivalry !"'
" No purer sword led braver band,
Nor braver bled for aphriduhter land,
Nor brighter land had a cause so gramd,
Nor cause a chief like Lee."
Veterans of the iron cross, " the a
eagle's gone." The prince of chivalry n
shall ride no more. " The eagle's
gone," but crows and jackdaws still 2
remain to peck at valor's dust and caw e
against that glorious courage and re- tl
nown their craven spirits never knew y
nor yet can uiderstand. They tell ush
that the greatest soldier of his age can i
have no pla1ce wit hin a reuniited couni- n
try's hall of fame. Ca-sar may seek to y
grasp) a tyrant's crown, ambitious Blon- h
apam to may ruthlessly s rike (town his 1;
country's government, Cromwell's iron lI
hand may drip with 1)100( of England's e
cavaliers, and dIrive his king an exile to i
a foreign shore, andl n ashington may(
dIraw his swordl desplite his pledged ai- t
legiance to ani English throne anid hurl
wvar's thunderbolts against his mother
land, yet Ctesar's marble image stoodr
within the precemets of the Romanr
forumi, Napoleon's arch of triumph
holds lofty place wit hin his country's
capital, and Cromwell's statue stanids 1
in state within W estninister's con
scerated grouind, while higher than the
(d0me1 of proud Columbia's capitol the
towering shaft of Washington majes
tically rises up to meet the sun. And
still the knightliest soldier ohf al' ime.
can have no place within Columubia's
hall of fame.
My countrymen, there is no Parth
enon of Greece, no forum of the Ito
man capital, no " place dl'honeur '' by
the Seine, no Westminister A bbey, anil
110 Amuerican hall of fame where his
heroie statue could not grace the lof
tiest nichie and bring a nobler luster to
the great, company of immuortals there
enshrined in marblo or in bronze. And
he can have no place within our hall of
fame. Hie needs it not There is no
hall of honor built by mortal hands
whose gIhled dome1) cani rise up high
enough toward Ileaven to compilass in
the height of his great fame I Thank
God, the hail of fame whezem his
knightly figure sits enthroned is not
mnelosed by pillaredl marble nor by
vaulting roof shut in, but holds its
everlasting place within the hearts of
all who love the great., the brave, the
noble, thle sublime.
tiut, it is not the nation's voice that
speaks the harsh dlecrec, my country
nmen, for, with brighteoing thought,
and1( hearts aglow with gratitudle (10 we
recall that countless gallant soldiers
who once wore the blue with knightly
grace and souls magnanimous, ui..
grud~gingly chivalric tribute render to
our princely Lee. Ont such as these,
may Ileavein's benediction reat, but, on
the venomed toads who would spit iu.
famy aind shame upon01 his spotless
iiame, may that oblivion lie can never
know fall on their little souls and may
their little names forever be by
brave men forgotten.
When time shal pass still furtl
On and yeaIs grownt older, let the tru
himne clearer, thent will he come in
is own and iank enduring as bell
his fame, an( whent, in later days, t
muse of history shall colle to sing
nmi111, no hero of the Iliad, nor flabli
knight of Arthur's plendid coui
shall inl a nobler song outring tl
music of his name, our Southern prin
of Chivalry !
And now the (lay grows dn, a:
yonler suit on purple hills descendiii
:ives token of the coming on of nigh
soon will her sable curtains fall "c
'hiloh's woods and Chickamauga
oltudes," but though night's deepei
og glooi shall wrap the silent bi
lefields, no night shall ever con
wnose ebon winds can e'er shut o1
he flaming glory of the matelile
leeds of those whose deathless fan
ve Oil this (lay Coimiletmo'rate--an
iever night shall come, whose darkel
ng shadows call obscure the altar tir
if love and memory that burn eterni
1 our Southern hearts for Dixie
eeping sons.
A Glance at Current History'"
He Reads it to His Family.
It is only a little book a very littl
ouk-that the author has sent to nu
ut a perusal of its -iages has in'
ressed mle) profoun(dly and lias prove
real comfort in my obl age. I hav
ead most of it aload to my wife an
aughters and it mis coilorted thet
(d established them more lii mly it
le faith, if that wee poss'ible. Tli
jok is only 6x8 and coitains li
ages in large print-very lage ---
lat the veterans might read it withou
lasses or a strain of the optic nerve
is nimdest tith is "1 A Glance at (ur
nit IHistory ,' by Colonel Jolnl Cus
MIs, of Glen Allen, Va. It is tl
ork of a retirei Cnfederate veteran
'ho is known and loved by all Virgin
Ins and who was grand commaler' ol
te grand calip oi Vilgillma C1onfed
rate veteranus and tlie intinate f'ricn
f General Maury, I)r. tinter Mazuire
'Itzhugh Lee and Joseph E. obiit n
his book was written with io seltisl
iotive, neither for prolit or fame, n1o
ith anly desire of criininattin, bu
ather to heal the breach and at th
unie time preserve the truth of h.isto
lid hand it dowi to our ehildiei
'here is not a line of malice or reven
rithint its pages, buL a highi-ioned, di.
ified, conservative appeal to his coii
Ades to uphold the government tha
now a nation and at the samte timin
efend the South fron any taint upol
er Ionor. It is beautifully written it
toughts that, breathe and words tha
urn and no man, NorthIi or South, eI
uestion a statement contained withil
I wish that I was a millionaire.
(ould place a Copy of this book in th
mute of every family in the South an<
the hands of every young man, an
would make it a little text-book u
istory in every 1public school. Therli
-e only six chapters, each not mIo'
an ten mittes long, but, there is no
wasted sentence nor a paragraph toi
The last chapter is a defense of Oi
Lierican Indian, for the author wa
ng a frontiersman a itd lived amon0
emil and1 mingled with them f'ot' man
Oat's, a1( h(iuii eeral Maur'y said( C
in, " lie hlas more thoroughly studie
10 Indian character than aniy ma
ow living." T1hte first chaopter' is d4
oted to a r'eview of a United State
sttory recenitl~y wi'itten and pub'.ishe
y Professor Goldwin Smiith, an Emi
shman, who was fot' yeats a profess'a
*f history in Coi'nell uniiversity ando
ow a (doctor 0of canon1 la'w ini Toronte
~anada. This history is p~ulish,
toth in London anid New York, antd
n'a'zingly popular both in Euglar
nxd the N4orth. It, is intensely 'ven
11ous against the South, and especial
gainst, Virginia. Now listen for
aw mlomients itt some of his historic
ttera nces ta keii verbatimi from) 1
)ook. Listen anid wond(er' that such
ook coultdI fitd patroncls aniywhier
South Carolina got hot' stai't, by coi
lining buccaniecting with slave owmli
nd1( making her ptorts a shell.ei' f
>irates and cor'sairs such as Capta
Kidd andi Blackbeard.
"Geoi'gia was the refuge of
iuiper and bankrupt. I ler Iirtst, set th
vere gfood for nothings who had fail
ni tradle-a shiftless and lazy set -b
later oni some bettei' elements caime
-Highlanders, Mor'avianis and1( p1
cutedl Protestants of Salurg.
"' TIhe first, settlers of Virginia we
mn unlpromilising lot- laelreys, beggai
broken (lown) gent lemnen and1( tapsic
ut of a job. TIo this crew of t.:
>ond8 were afterwards tiaded jailb1ir,
Etiglish convicts were olfered iht
choice between the gallows aind V I
;iafl anid somel were wvise enioulgh
choose the gal lows. E veni thir lla
>f settlemnent-Jameslown ha~s 11
1)een a dlesolat ion. They ( wer n( i
.uch colontists as the lPuritanis. TJhi
nade thu Iiudiatns work for them, wii
the Puritans worked for hemisel i
daniy of them were kidnaped from il
streets of Londoin andtt all wei'e of d
>rayed chai'acter'. A fter'wards can
Africani slavery, the baiie of Virgin
11( het' ultimate rmin. As were i
people so were theirt leadei s. A cit
fomentor of the quai'reh withI lnglau
was Patrick ~ieunry, a mant who hl
trietd many ways of ear'niing a livii
and had failed in all. A banki'upt
twenty- three, biejioun ged in idlene~si
lie found lie could live b~y liat tonigt
James Matdisoni was a well mneani
man, but morally weak. 11 niry Cl
was a dlazz.linig, bunt artful 11olitic in
John R~andotlph had naturalt ab~. v, I
1!eked good sense and had no por~
Ill of self control. lie would enter i
Senate with his 'hunting whip in
er hand and behave as if he were in
th dog kennel." Ile gives faint praie
to Wlislinligtoll, alid Inuhell more to Bel
(s diet Ai nold, who, ho says, "1 was c
Ie of the best of A merican generals a
f the most daring of them nil.
d was slihted and wronged by poli
tI cans and had despaired of the cause
C Ben Firanklin and Samuel Adams w(
,e lacking inl the ordinary traits of gent
Me), nd as for Patrick Ilenry, not
d ilng l better was to be expected, for C
eiaracter f all English gent leman
t.. not to he 1orm1111 inl the backwoods."'
is ( onerin t Ie civil war he sa
's " The slavefolder's escaped Imiilitav
- service atud 111rust tie poor. peopl
t-. under fire. Gua rIds impressed Iell
it ti streets ai coliscripts were sent
it lx's army in llui ins. At the taki
of l'ort l'i1llow the nlegiroes were tiailt
C to I1()1- and hurnied alive. The SoulIt
d (.r1 lIady was but the iesid of a harer
I She was sol , eleLautti and charmin
8 buit tilt- civil war- d1 cifclosd anl ejlmel
tl inl her c1arlter 2o1 21 different kinld.
) is is vmioh (f tile scandalot
and slainle1ou book, aid it is oni
11o(h11alr at the NmtIh becau1se of i
vilitieation of the Souith. lie Ilattel
New ling11lami and thle luriums all
gives praie to linevdict, Arnold, wi
was bori in Connecticut, and 11e1 I
old .lIhn lrmy ihl,111 to General tel
These are2 the kinid (f b hook!- tih:
e NorlIerV121( chibiren rI-Ul la1 s111413 a1
believe. How jn11 lltt section2 eve
be Ireconeihit. ? A\1141 yet Ow ith a
peo)ple at. jte %%outh wh ondemn11 ui
for deftldling the hon1or of mlou ancel
tots and tle heroism f our sohlhe
.11(1 'nd-pek of it as " ex-onfderat
rot." LIJr MIacaul2'v ..1ad: A p)e<4
ple who take no pri(Ie inl the 1acin1er(
3 met'st of their. ancevstors will achiiev
nothing- for their owil chibirenvi to) b
tiad f. Some of ()urI Ims "Ifte
Ment arle still toadying to please North
eriln appetitcs, 'itckintg tile ,,hani th11.
trikes the blow." ) all such a p:
ttiotic Nortlierin writer says heware (
the "4 chronlic reoelr" the mma
Who improves every opplotuility t
o]2iiul out his fided olive branch 11n
waive it ill lite eves of te people
WIlen aiv man, North I South, talk
inl a melIlow way o1 his love 1o1r hlis 41
-'tnemy, Watch him. lie is gi 1211
ieady to ask fr(1' smlltun Iig. Watl
r im1. Ther'e is smilething isthetic i
O lie pictire of the Nmiolrth all "mIt
elasped ill each ot heIs a:-1mls and Sh(r(
diga torrencit, of, hlia tearsA do1vl wn n
others backs but tile nLeed I oth)ers ((
S ither' Side have. 1.1 V! !1.4% ..... .
- tile foe with much violelice. N
- does the criiplphd v-(, eleni' l lov'e tIle a(
t versary whlo rbbed h1111 of heis (lorioll
)*(youth and left him in feeble ruin,) nK
haIve tihe patriot soldirs oin iher sid
dv.'8etted th,: cluse 1for1 wli('i i the
t foulght.
Itt think of' itrginia --theglru
Old Dolioi -the mllother (f tat
and tatIliee. Iler (main extonitc
froml Carolina to Canada and from11 tht
Atlantic to the l'aificl ocetIs. Itor
upoim her1 gIenlerous bosom wa1s WVas' i
ingtvon, Je fferson,) Aladisonl .\lnroot
Liltr llo ars r 1111y', Robert E'. Lee, .1
1'. John20Sto1 11nd Stonewall .lacksmr
Who would not be prould t.o be it V i
gilian? Who ,ean wonder at the ).
triotic pride (if those two ven-er-abl
SIsters, Aliss ,ldith an1d Miss Anm
Thomas, of soitliaulpt on County, 1no
p - assed their eightith y.ear CI , the on
and1( wh'o, ever' since 1s8G1, whn lie a1
ILcpted (2tliee untder' incon11, ha2ve u1
iformly d1echired3( tht the1uy once1 had1(
br1av'e and1( noble1 br2otheri of tilhat 11an1
and11( that, lie woni ren1owni in tihe w
Swith Alexico wheni hie was1 21 nu1ijor'
r thlat he died in 18111 and1( now Ilhey ha
S no0 brotherI. Ever' since Viri'
'iceded!2 tihey' have path10 ecally declar
dthiri dlear' brother' (lied iln the spn2
ISof' 1861. Every Virginia (ice ofCi (t1
- 01(1 armly, save Gecorge 11. Thom;21
'pr'om1 tly resiignied and1( volu1uteeredC(
y dIefend~ then' State. T1hese lonecly
a ma11idens seem11 really to believe1 il
.ll thir br' lothler dlidl dlie. Thle (county11
a1 T'homas1 (21 his reCttln Ii rom'I Alex ico
n- lie wrote1 1(2 his i1ster C and requ 1(1(est
r) ieph ed that thlcy ('o1uh2 not2 part1 i
it, for1 i. w1a~s thle otnly m2'eento 2
I'ery dear,;~ brother11 who died 1m I S
ICThey still live alonie a22n2 22 povertly
is 11)he same11 1 oliimansjin ini which th
are( bu12 a1 typle ofI the( 2)1( Virginiia ari'
Ai their1 S'.ate 112 a lieji' ancst ry~ .
r'Sht U 1,1, A 121-.
"'P. 8. 1 (d( not2 knowl C loinei (Cu
-| 2o., norI the2 pice 3(( f( his little! bi)o
li'- r 'h 1 222any itnt''eet ini auvtin2
r-it, but2 .1( do'wish that( everyt2 veter':
o2 and12 ever.'l' velteran1's 8(o2 had1 it,.i
C a1(hlr'e's is. (len A llen, Va., a1111 he(
th pubbs121111 .21r. 1 suppose05 11at2(1 w
t buy1) it plot nud22. 13. A.
Ic trerm( Cooir, o)f 1, )glt Coit .'
s. (O)k 11homa12, who was I' rectly 1) ad1 e I
2( defenda(t222 l and 222 s21uit, br1ou~ghlt by
LI Guthr1 ie and1 V(.8(12 1etr Ratilroad( Co
(1 panyII, as8ked tha2t Ih 1 ase be1(11( tried2
a2 C(1 seven 1 mebers of theO Ala228(me iOn
12 instead of by the usual jury'). Th le n'
f radcoman's attorne1(v, hiunelfI
d( lason,(1 a1greed to) the propos212itio a221
2( the (1a1e was sio tried, both11 par1t
fuirth11er agrig't14 1that no appeal(2 Isho2)
lt be0 tiakeni fto t111he verI'(t3. Co
lli Won.
ig Leters.1 writ tell by Quee2n121 Victo
2S :'re alir< aidy incresingI ini value2 ill L<
nl. (1211 and1 thle othler day a123 br ief (tr
uit line note( o)f hora1' written inl her1 0
'er balfl oldlfor' N~
his A Strange Case in Which Twc
to Young Women Are Involved
le- The lRiehmon( Ti imes has the fol
ud lowing story of two girls who are ii
fituated with the saIme mai, ftirisie
ti by its Rockingham, N. C., correspon
'here is a strange and( iovel eontlie
0 between two young wolmeln as to wlos
husbaln(1 is a young man by tile mu1
of Louis Neville. This youtig 11mai i
the secoi son of a faily of livc
is brothers-lionest, inidustrious people
who have for some time been engaget
in the saw-mill business.
About two years ago Louis was ir
love with Miss lHelen Delamere, whost
family reside neat' Laurel l1ll, inl thtis
.o contiy. liss Delantere id -i fragile
young girl of e'ghteen, a nll is a great
neauty. lier heatlil is extremely (ell
Cate owiigL to her frail physical organi
zatiol. For thik reasotn ad( nio other
tie Neville family were bitterl3 op
pose(I to t lie tnairi iage, 111( by (it of
Is ll'rt they stcee(dleI inl breaking off
the engageneit. Nothitg more was
thtougt oft this love romance, and in
(Iue ttiie Louis phiced Ihis tffections
A pretty youn g ihool t('telhi of hiis
(mvnislip by the nim e of Katlielinte
Stk-el' was his love this time. 'I huts
Say, Setembr Gti, last, was tle dily
ixedI for t1le e dding. and-A extenisive
prepar~tions were imle and ever) tl ng
vi d t nl 'ii as " ierry its it irr'l'iag1 e
bell." Invitations to tiheir frienids
were extenlded, tIe atteltlatts on ehel
sal e were selected n I lad Ieceptedl,
aalll pr-eparai'iit tons were cotieltded0l.
Not hmng ocui red t4 inar the sertmiity
of tie occain1 nil juiit before the
day st tfifr the weldding", wlien yountg
Neville ieceived a letter from "Miss
D)elaier'e, who41 is livinig j1st over the
line, inl Sullh Caroliiia, in which she
tinformed im that(1i' shit had julst heard.(
of his 1r-olmsed Imalrmge with Aliss
SSteele, 1,ii tliat SIe llved hTiM more
Slevotelily than ever before, Ihat hier'
a linalt was go4 441 :11ll thiit she 1u14
ipicked up1 many pouN of liesh1 duingll
.I~ 1he.1.0 two years4, tIott shle hadl re
cenitly come! in1to proper-ly vaudat
2 0 ( R10 , anld Ithat ilh mt- lar iied tl i 4s
Steele she wtld iminediatlye13' c nuit,
'i'liis Iettler set ILouis atire. I I his
flrmerl lo~ve filr AMi-, Dilleln- re-.
tied, aminl he tlreatene tIo couiltt
h 4uici(I it his famiily d1 n1ot con1silt folr
11111m to iml 1mdaly .) marry Mliss D0ela
tIe mer. lis flmuily iraliined his coni.
tionl 14kept close watch over' himi,
bt. 41n We(liesdihy before the 4hav ap
ptliltel for hik LuTe with 111is
r stetle, hie escaped the vgilance of his
relativ"e" adill we)t t1) see liss Dica
mierte. As 4011 is Ie Was Iissed i sea t-h
was instittited for litin, ail 1( he was
litally fomilld inl setti I I-colsci ois eoi
(litioll overi in SoutI Caroitlutji ;n ebiatrge
of Miss I)elaitere, Who si'tiU sly
deehlted that they heal been i egilarly
marrie(. Los di d (not seeml to re
i.eIlbelr IMIch of 1uything, but didl
have a very (listinet recollection of
e sine kuind of' perfor'Iiatce bef'ore a
liag'ist lte. HIe wis brouglit back
11.11W 1ho agaitinst tie protest of his wife,
.1as Aliss l)elamere declares she is, and
e his c)ti(onditio hits not, materially im
a proved. I is secoId intenuded 1im
m iediately called on hini aid very gei
y, er'ously f orgave till, anud for fear of moire
stroule~ in the future they wer'e imi
mehiniately ma rr'ied, liiS mnakitng little
01' 110n oppoIMsition,.
le awkward ( priedlicamen(t Lby saying thbat
nr hehas beetn subhject att lontg inlt ervah
indn his life to seasonts of siLlt
ut mtalttl abtetiration1, tandi that, he war
ve Itemra )4ri I'ly i unbatueied by thle let te1
ia of' liss l)eh~utnere,
ed Aliss I )elamnere says she j islale 4t
ni' prtoveI the maia~1'l. ( atccordeingto 1(i
lie laws of Souith Caollina, whieb' do mi(4
is re iuir ie a l 'icse, hur1. lier'init, parttes I<
to4 eterI thle civil corct t of'1)1 marriagt
ibl tiet' atiy f ormii imt miay suit the con
u it tactng 'Irie's. Mr's. N e ville, as she
of ca~tls heriself, has e!iployedl (X'.,yngg
jor llisden'. l0 nrttl4h ii ex-membn~er of
ia ( 'onii.retss fromtt the Six th J)istrict, and
-ar1 -\ Air. .1. T. J Ick li , b oth of' W~ades-.
edl biorio , 14to ] represenlt her1, and shte says'
ey 'shle Iis bteen iinil vised to( wait, a reason)I
thi abile t ime and1( see' if Louis will not get
at wel ati voliut'rdy return(1 to her' and
i. r- n his mar0 r'ied( life with hier. .I f
at 114 he does nolt 'die intends to 5iue out1 a
W iy 44 wril of habeas 'ortpui andi~ appilea'l to
(it thle coutst lfor the poSessiont (of her':
e. Wife ,No. 2 a1114 the Nev'ille fatmily
5- while in this contdiltin the mar~''irie
>fcere'rnon0 y wast perftonn111ed bet ween im i
arti dAliss I )lhu nc r'.
Tlhie c'ase bidls fait' to be moilst ct'le
s- bated in theo jilheial hilstor'y ofl thle
ig two'4 is lhving wilh ,tis it, Ltiirel
is the advlie' 441 her' la 'yeris.
ill Noirth Carolina, mti the ot 11-r ini Sthl
aise5. in thle set ltliment oft this die'pmte.
3', .. ....~ *
lie Near'hy (olit mlitlion ()td Fellowvs
.throughoutt the Unted14 States5, giathered.'(
bly in over' I itit) tiodes, A1p1 it 26, andl
cl eleibrated the eiLghty-scoril aniver~t
i-siary of' the fotuiinhng ofth lle order.i'
aFromi thbe siungle lodg~e 4)l Six lloembers,'
tilorgaizved ii falttlimor in 1St 4, hasi
IC, sprunlg a t an itd benel hiet ort gatinI za
ldt iOnl.
"Iwas just talking to Captain lirit ton,
wvh reent 1ly arr'ived herliie fromi5 South
ri:a A fr'ka. lIe says all th Iiriu n sh of
It- fleer's 1(ook tupoin l)L0 Wet as ia great
L03- joke."' " A h, perlhapjs thait's die reason01
mvi they're unabtlle to catch otn to himl."'
P'hlladninlhia Piroa.
To produce the best results
in fruit, vegetable or grain, the
fertilizer used must contain
enough Potash. For partic
ulars see our pamphlets. We
send them free.
93 Nasiau St.. New York.
The Legislature of Indiana Has
Passed an' Odd Temperance
A law recently adopted in Indiana
provides that proprietors of saloons
shall be respoisible for damages to the
itiocent victims of the liquor sold by
them. The btate supreme court, has
just )Issed ~lnIl the la1w, aflirWiig it
and holding that it applies in cases
where womien and children have been
deprived of their means of support
tirough the effects of liquors.
II the case before the court it was
shown that Geo-ge omre wo 11ent, home
drunzk, picked a quarrel with ia boarder
in the house and killed him. As a
consu(lueice of the crime lie was sen
tenced to the pen itentiary for a long
term, n.irrowly escapjig the gallows.
It was proved that when sober Ilomire
was I petweablo man atnd devoted. to
h is family of wyife and several chihie,
() w hoiii lie was the sole support; but
wieii dtik he was quarrelsome and
lad tempered. It was further proved
that on the day of the tragedy, he
boiht mid drank liquor at the saloon
of one1) ll[aIfmnan, from the effects of
which he became intoxicated. Wheii
her huiband had been convicted and
i;aisported to the peiitotmiary, Mrs.
Iloniaire brought suit against the saloon
keeper, Ilalfman, for damages, placing
the stin of $20,000. Ilalfman de
iirreld claimimig that the new law did
iot apply in such cases. The lower
couirt sttained the demurrer, and the
case ws appealed. Tle supreme
court reverses the trial court holds
that tie law does apply inl such cases
as that of Mrs. flomire, and sends the
case biek for trial upoin its merits.
In its decision the supreme court
says that the homicide committed by
Ilomire was a crime punishable by im
prisomment, aid that his arrest, con
viction and imprisonmnlct. were results
naturaliy to be expected; that, a shov
inlg by tle plaintiff that the sale of the
liquor to him caise( the itntoication,
and the intoxicationi camsed the Crime
sulifhicntly establishes the plaitiff's
claim for loss of sum-lpolrt in conse
quience. it. held that only two facts
are necessary to lie show n, outside of
the sale of thie l iquor by the (detfendanlt.
'I'he tirst ot these is the initoxicatonm,
caut~sedl ii whlel or ini part by lhe sale
ot tihe hiquor, and1( thle secon( is the loss
of support ini consequenice f such ini
,The tem iprane hieople are naturally
muichi elated at the opinii h of the au1
premtt~elcourt. Thyregard it as ani
ntpo rtanit v'ictory', si .ce it will force
sal'oii nieni to exercise great (are in
the sale of lipuors to pers~ons who drink
to)I ees. Whleni th1e saulooi meni~
realze that t he hew will hold1( them
respons1 ~ilte for thle acts of tmeni w~ho
heeoi ilt oxicautedl on :quiom lurchias
ed fromi liemn, they will refuse to sell
whiskey to. ai mian ahread y undiier the
inllume nce of it, or likely to became
dirzuk and dho damliage.
A lecturer ini IIasting~s lmiquiredI
dhramatically: Cani any one1 in thuis
roomi tell me of a pberfect manll *i"~
There was a dead silence.
"liis aniy onte," lie contmued
i" herd of' a perf'ect wVomanir ?'"
Tihen a palienit little wolman rose up
at thei back of thle r'ooiimid anlswered:
"lhere was onle. I've often heard
of her, bIut sheO's dead~ now. She was
liy hu isbnd's first wife."'
Tlhie ilotheli aslkedI little D~ot to go
iito the next. room1 and1( see if the clock
wats 11 runnin, for she had not heard it
strike all thle afternoon. 1)ot camne
rimu nn ingbck, put, her curly head into
tie door andm exclaimed: "' Why, no
lamma dnhtie clock( ain't a-runnin>'. It
ix t istan lding still and1( a-weggin' its
" liefore youl go,'' said the delin.
quen~lt. Hiubscriber to the dlying edlitor,
"I want to bring you that load of wood
I owe you.''
"I wonl't need( it," gasped the edi.
tor; athey use brimstone there l"--At.
lantan Conistitution.
For infants and Children.
The KInd You Have Alwcys Bought
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