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The Laurens advertiser. (Laurens, S.C.) 1885-1973, March 01, 1922, Image 7

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In these fragmentary writings we f
are led to use the names of the great
leaders of the greatest struggle for In
dependence Inown to history. Lee, I
Johnstone, Beauregard, Jackson, Long
street, 'Polk, Ilamiton, Forrest, were.
exalted types of the Confederate sol- I
dire. On one occasion Gordon nwas I
being cheered, when he interrupted
with, 'Don't cheer Gordon, chcer the
men who made liordon."
The 'South of the 1war period, had no
great cities. The armies of the Con
federacy were made up chiefly from
t-he farms-the best material in the
world, Cen. Hoolker said, following
his disastrous Chancellorsville cam
paign, that the "Union soldier was su
Derior to the Confederate, mentally,
morally and otherwise, but that by
sheer discipline, the Army of North
ern Virginia had been brought up to
such a state of efficiency, or mobility,
as to render it the finest fighting ma
chine the world had ever seen." The
latter part of the observation was
true. The first part untrue. The per
sonnel of the Confederate army was
superior to the Union army. The
Southern soldier often went .barefoot,
ragged, and hungry, but always ready
to rei)oid to the "Long Roll".
On one occasion Gen. Lee said to a
10ufoipean oflicer (perhaps Lord Wales
ley) accompanying, or visiting, his
headquarters, "I am ashamed for the
w.orld to see my soldiers on dress pa
rade, but I am not ashamed for the
world to see them in battle."
The colonel of one of our regiments
was admonishing the caitain about
his men missing dress 'parade, where
upon the indignant captain retorted,
"I wguld have you understand, sir, I
take more men in battle than I do on
dress parade."
A large majority of the greatly dis
tin'guished leaders in the fleld on both
sides, were West Pointers. In all the
great battles there were West Point
ers, lghting West 'Pointers'.
There were notable exceptions,
Among those of the South, greatly dis
tinguished, that had little or no mill
tary training, were Hampton, Gordon
V otrest and others. In the North
John A. Logan and others. The writ
er recalls having been on duty betweer
the lines, during a truce to bury oui
dead, and bring in wounded, follotw
Ing our unsuccessful assault on For
Saunders, at (Knoxvillo, Tenn., Do
cember, 1863, and of witnessing th
promenading, for an hour or two, o
Northern and Southern ofllcer-lock
d arms-old schoolm tes. (The cold
vas so Intense they h d to keep inov
I have always thought -that every
,chool should 'haie some method of
eaching Confederate history. Not to
neulcate disloyalty to our govern
nent, but to teach the causes and con
uct of that great conflict; tell the
rue story and correct the perversions
f Northern authors and publishers.
We have some such departments Ii
our country, as the Winnie Davis at
LImestone. The young of the country
should devote some portion of their
time to the study of- the story of the
Southern Confederacy. I would not
have you think that I refer more to
the operation of great armies, to cam
:)aigns, great battles and great sol
diers, but to the civil side of the Con
federacy, the great leaders In Our
councils, and to the humane way in
which the South sought to conduct tile
struggle. In vaini may you probe Con
federate annals for an instance of
one brutal act that had the sanctior
of those in authority, or of one higi
in command .in the field.
Where there was ever an occasior
of punsiOhing one held as prisoner, I
was where the lauws of war and sel
preservation demanded it, or in cas
It was necessary retaliation for soim
unlawful act of the other sides . th
words of Lord Walesley or -Lee ma
be applied to the Confederacy, "1
righteousness did he judge and mak
But more important than all is t
teach this and future generations, th
lessons to -be had from the story of th
loyalty and self-sacrifice of the soldie
of the ranks and of the mother, wif
and sisters at home.
As a boy in the army from the firi
and to the end, I had but a poor cor
ception of sufferings and sacrifices <
those at home until it was all over.
Looking around for ways and meaT
for future work in fields, indicated I
this production, it is not difficult I
see that the organization of the Daugl
ters of the Confederacy is by far tI
most -potent force available. There
the Sons of Veterans that are in po
tion to do great work for this cauE
but there seems to be considerab
apathy in the organization of lai
t 1while it is not so with the 'Daughtei
In my iposition having constant r
cess to the rolls of the county, I ha:
e a great many applications for pr<
All Big i
We have
out our in
No. 1.-210V9
of service of our soldiers, for appli-jth
cants who are joining the Daughters. Up
I have them not only for our own
state, but for descendants of our sol- at
diers who have gone south since the su
war, and occasionally from the North. 'pe
It may not be generally known out- Is
side -the organization, 'but we have se
these chapters in 'Washington, New la
York, Chicago and other places. In w!
KChicago there Is a U. C. V. camp; also .T
a monument to the Confederate sol- Is
dier. 'Union soldiers helped to build th
It. Still further away there is in cc
'Parils, France the "Gen, Polignac" mt
chapter of the U. D. C. si
This comes from 4Gen. Polignac, a w.
distinguished soldier, -Major General h
Confeder'ate States Army, who came e
over In 1862 and done able service to a
the end. o .
0. G. Tr.
Wlould Limit Number of Wrades for
Jlling (Contracts. 'Defends Farmers ti
Bloc iII Congress.
Columbia, (Feb. .23.-An addiess by
United States Senator Nat. B. Dial t
before the House of 'Representatives I
in which lie declared for amendments t
to the cotton futures act limIting to a
a very few the number of grades froni
which cotton contract sellers may fill
their contracts, featured tonight's ses
sion 'of the state legislature. The
House (lid not adjourn until 11:15 and
" the Senate was in session till well to
' wards midnight, the Senate spending
a all of its ime in debate upon the in
conic tax -proposal.
3 After tle address of the Laurens cit
izen who represents this state In the
a National Senate, the ' lower House
e .heard lengthy debates on two meas
e ures, the hunting license schedule
r bill of Jess S. 'Leopard, of 'Pickens, and
e B. P. Carey, of Charleston, and the
bill of S. J. Sellers, of Chesterfield, to
t abolish free scholarships in state col
leges and substitute therefore a re
f volving loan fund for worthy stu
dents. !Both measures were virtually
s killed, being continued till the next
a session.
o The hunting license bill was char
. acterized by its opponents as "the
e pocket-full-of-license measure," since
is -it .provided for a separate license for
,i. the hunting of each kind of game.
e, The scholarsiblip bill brought on a fili
le buster by its proponents after the
e, 'House, 'by a 40 to 39 vote, refused to
s. strike out the enacting words and mo
c- tion to continue It was made. Four
M roll call votes were taken before the
'of ,motion to continue finally passed and
est Alumii
r Offered ii
Friday . and
See Our Sh
cYour Choic
'ul Pieces Gu4
hundreds of other ba
nmense stocks. Corr
o.Department Stores:
t Laurn. At bid Stand
3 parliamentary clincher was placed ty
on the measure.
In his address, Senator Dial spoke Su
length on tile cotton futures act and cr
immarized other legislation now
nding before Congress. The senator fa
id that there was nothing fair about T1
lling contracts under the general tt
W, since a seller may 1111 a contract tiv
ith any one of ten grades of cotton. Il1
ils situation, Senator DN.al said, he w
strivilng to correct. After saying
at cotton exchanges have said they il
muld not exist if such changes were, y
ade, Senator .Dial sa-id that they e(
iould be destroyed if they cannot
cist under honest laws. -1e saiId, I
>wever, that he is not opposed to the k
celianges and rather thinks they are 1
Ivaitageous in bettering the cotton .
arket for the farmer.
Toulich ing other matters, Selator
hial told the legislature that the pro
rdure- of criminal courts in this state
re obsolote by at least 50 years and
liggeste(d a'p-oinltllelt of a comint
e looking toward similifcat ion of
Ie courts.
The Senator told of the work of tile
arlers bloc in Congress, saying that
his body is merely asking to have
alws passed for the south and West
hia should have been passed years ago
nId saying that he did not think the
iloc eserve(d the criticism it had re
Senator Dial also touched on "Re
mb11can inliquiltiesip'' jparticutlarly In
'eferience to postimlaster appoiiitnents.
Hickory Tavern, Feb. 27.-The farm
ers of this section are glad to see
these warm spring days. A great many
are beginning to prepare for a new
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Sumerel and son,
and Mrs. J. A. 'Hlellams motored to
Greenville Thursday, to see Mr. J. A.
Hlellamis, who is improving slowly.
Mr. Walter Saxon is no better at
this writing.
Master Jack Bolt is very ill at this
Miss Nellie Wasson las been absent
from school for several days suffer
ing from affected eyes.
Miss Mertle Abercrombie spent the
week-end with honefolks.
Misses 'Lona and Vera - Baldwin
spent tile week-end with friends and
Miss Annie Abercrombie and Miss
Cora Bolt, of Limstone, were visiting
friends and relatives of this conimuni
I Barg4
ium War
i Laurens,
ow Windows
:e of This Lot.
& CH
iranteed Pure Alun
rgains just as good
ie and see; you willi1
tNS &
in Laurenis, Souith C
No. 2...Narth Side Public Squ
last week.
Mr. and -Mrs. Kimzie Nash, spent
nday with Mr. and Mrs. .II. I. Aber
Mrs. J. M. Suinerel gave an old
shion quilting Tuesday, Feb. 21st.
lose ipresent took a great interest In
0 quilting. When the clock struck
*elve, all were invited into the din
g room, where a bountiful dinner
as served.
In the afterlnoon, when -they had
iished the fourth quilt, they all de
trted for their homes, having enjoy
I the 'day.
uh-M[y-Tisn, antiseptlc aid pain
iler, for infected sores, tetter,
irains, neuralglia, rhemnafism.
Planters F
For Sale
I am going
my compan]
sonally. I I
now full of
16 per cent.
Nitrate of
See me bel
can save yo
a Sale
S. C.
iinum Ware
all through
Le delighted.
e in Burns Block
Seemed Only Explanation.
WNIlburII had seenl thle vai-ouls p/ld
dliers collie through thle alley With
lorss and wvngons pulling their wares.
So when the scissors grinder appeird(41
one daiy carryling the hulky machino
on his back I' cre seemed to he but
one explanation possib)lc to the lId.
WN'henu the In cCame near enough WlI
bur asiled sympathetically: "Mllster, is
your horse dead?"
Habitual Constipation Cured
in 14 to 21 Days
"LAX-FOS WITH PEPSIN" is a specially
preparedSyrup l'nic-Laxative for Habitual
Constipation. It relieves promptly but
should he taken regularly for 14 to 21 days
to induce regular action. It Stimulates and
Regulate: 4 Very Pleasant to Take. 60c
per bottle.
ertilizer &
Co. Goods
to sell guano for
r at Laurens per
tave a warehouse
8-3-3, 8-3-0 and
acid. Will have
Soda next week.
Fore buying for I
u money.
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