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The watchman and southron. (Sumter, S.C.) 1881-1930, November 12, 1910, Image 6

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V l omredv's Tribute.
James Dlggs WIMtf |M Hugh R
Garden, are dead. My old heart has
b?*n irl?M(l \-\ tu. departure trom
earth of these old comrades of mine.
Oh. what sn admonition to those of
us. who are still lingering on tho
shores of time, awaiting our Master's
call. The spiritless bodies of these
dead soldiers have gone down "to
tho voiceless silence of the dreamless
dust." Their spirits have crossed
that dark and silent river a boas
placid ?raters have never been rip
plied by stoi m or seslmic os> illation of
this mundane plane* Yes, the river
that Jackson and Lee crossed, and,
the host, that wor < the gray. These!
deceased comrades were, soldiers ol
the srmy of Northern Virginia, thai
araay that was an almost unsurmount
ahle barrier of steel, and that the op?
posing toce took four years to dls
?teanber. Wilder and Garden, at tho
Inaeptlon of the war. were volunteers
of what then was known as the Sum
tar Guards, afterwards known as
company "D" attached to 2d regi?
ment. S. C. V. and assigned to the
centre of the regiment ns th:> color
company . Comrade Oarden was ap?
pointed as color sergeant of the reyl
ment. Comrade Wilder. W?i then.
1st Lieutenant of company "IV Af?
ter the fall of Fort Sumter. the 2d
regiment left for Virginia, which
then, we suposed. would be the seat
of wir. which was conclusively prov?
en by the effusion of blood ere many
moons had waned. At the explr
stlon of the time that this regiment
volunteered for, the army of North?
ern Vlglnla was reorganized In the
early spring of 1862. the personnel of
the army was somewhat changed,
aes officers were elected, some c f the
old officers and privates changed their
branch of service, some went to cav?
alry, some to artillery. In tho mean?
time Garden and Wilder withdrew
from company "L * with about fifteen
others, which was a nucleus ef an
artillery company, which Garden
wished to organise. He was success?
ful. Company '.IV regretted very
much to have them leave us, their
number helng about one sixth of the
original command. It was seldom
that 1 met these new artiberymen
and during the next three * ears of
the war some were slain In battle.
Garden's guns were often heard in
the unequal contest. In th* winter
of 1811-2. while. In winter quarters.
1 was taken 111 with pneumonia,
(pardon me for alluding to myself)
1 oeaplsd a small "A" tent, on a
eeanty bed I lay. when Comrade Gar
dam entered. "You must not remain
ra this uncomfortable place." ex?
claimed Garden. The good Samaritan
had come to succor one In dire dls
trsae. I was tenderly taken to his
oapaclous wall tent. In which, waa a
cheerful fire burning. 1 was placed
oa his cosy bed. I was confined to
my comrade's Ived quite six weeks.
Tea. I hsd every attention given me.
Tea. tho God of our fsthers lifted me
?p. Though my comrade, who was
so kind nnd good to rsgj. has passed
away from earth, deep down In my
heart his memory will be cherished
I will now have something to say
about Comrade Wilder.
He and I were school mates, fifty
eight yeara ago. Wilder was a good
boy st school After the war was
over, the survivors of company "P"
and those of Garden's battery, that
Is those who originally belonged to
company "P." had their annual re?
unions. Indeed, how pleasant It was
to meet those old boys of the early
sixties, each of whom could give his
aad experiences of the bloody strug?
gle. Comrade Wild? r w as Invariably
with us on these extra occasions?
thkf hi easily explained, he was an In
dtspenslble acquisition. Forsooth,
he was without doubt the most ikll
ful barberu? r that I lyrve ever seen;
he knew exactly how to apply the
necessary condiment* to the mutton
?nd pig at Ihe opportun. in-un, nt.
whh-h made ib. in ni< t n | savory.
And *?bat i *pleSjdM arver he was.
He knew how Mi ut the slices thick.
That suited a veteran complete. Yea,
Wilder was a Sere SI si his surviving
eomrad^a he denied himself of the
pleasure which others enjoyo4
though. perhaps. his ? njoyno nt
sprung from .moth* r source. Y?-s. b>
aervlng others, no gSJSJaX] his cup was
full. that serves best Is entitled
to most llhcrty.
Sumt?*r SSaMSH honor? d Wild? I
with igh? ri ? in. of public ohVe.
and h*?. ?n r? turn, get* faithful ser
vtee. II? died at his post
I omitted to slat?> ahaWe that I im r
Capt. Garden in hi. hin oel. V.t . May
1SS0 Ills pnllbl f o e. now obscured
from mortal ??>??. a.is th?-n fr? sh and
ruddv. tait his dark and luxuriant
hair was quite gr>? II? was newt
ab* t?? attend any ai '?ur r? union",
bs/aiis*' he ll\ed so far iway. It ha*
h??en writ tea, that the aril that ssag
do lives after th? m. and that the
good la o't.n int?rr?d with their
bones. I km..?, n a. hur I must say
that when i toldtef di? s. his ? irthlv
glory ends I'crh i|h his glorious
deeds mnv ???? wrltfen in song in!
storv. I no \ pla upon tin- lo w
made gfsrros s4 nr. ol i omrsdee, I
sprig ??r oiofgross* which will nsol hf
attest that though dead they are not
forgolt. n. My heart Is sad, hut whv
miuuiu ii i?r i iju we noi meci auove
In that home of light ?
M.mniUK. S. C.
latham hero of the air.
Aviator sails over Baltimore Wiih
the Ease of a Bird.
Will ltea|.|H)int Babb,
Columbia, Nov. S.?O. W. Babb of
Lauren* who was recently appointed
assistant adjutant general will be re
appolhtOd by W. W. Moore of l'.arn
well. WhO Was elected t" the olllcc
ot adjutant g m ral This announce
?Mat has been made se\eral times by
Mr. Moore and was confirmed yester
day bp ('apt. Babb,
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 7.?This
morning Hubert Latham was prob
ably the only aviator in Baltimore, If
not in the United states, who belli v
i d that ha would accomplish a flight
1 of nearly 2."? miles, about half of it
over this city. Prediction! that he
? would be killed, that he would tall
in the attempt and that he would not
even make the venture, were abund-1
ant. Tonight Latham is hailed on |
all sides as a hero who has accom
pllal od the Impossible, and establish?
ing a new record for over-clty light,
has disclosed new possibilities In avi?
ation. The Incentive for the fight
was a prise of $5,000 offered by the
sun and the Evening Sun for a trip
over a prescribed route from and re?
turning to the aviation field where
Baltimore's aviation meet Is now in
pogreSS. Latham was to follow the
course of the Patapsco River, from
near the aviation field, to Port Mo
Henry, whose banner furnished
Francis Scott Key the inspiration for
ins famous poem, thence up the inner
harbor to and around the Sun build?
ing, thence east to the city limits, a
miles north. and theme west to
Druid H?1 Park, down Charles street
to Baltimore, and thence again west,
and later southwest, to the aviation
There was to be a slim detour lor
the benefit of Loss Winans, a wealthy
invalid, who, unable to have his
home, offered an additional $5u0 if
Latham would COSAS within his
range <d vision. All this Latham ac?
complished, and into the programm?*
he injected some wonderful evolu?
tions. He varied his altitude from 40S
to 2.000 feet. and had to contend
with wind blowing at from 7 to K
miles an hour. He used his 50
horse power Antoinette, and was in
the air 12 minutes, making ao stop
after leaving the field until he re?
turned. It is estimate,] that the fl^ht.
whb-h is understood to establish w
record for over-city Hying, was wit
!,' seed by half a million people.
PRICE $4.00.
We try to and believe we do sell for $4.00 as good a shoe as the aver?
age shoe store sells for $5.00. This is a pretty broad assertion and we may
be called upon to prove it, so start right in and make comparisons. Take the
upper stock first. In our $4.00 shoe you'll find the softest, smoothest sort of
calf skin, worked and finished to perfection. Open up the shoe and examine
caretully the kid band finished top, and excellent quality of the< linen drill
lining, Notice the stitching and finishing of the cap and vamp ; the careful
expert workmanship in every detail. Turn the shoe ups.de down and note
the hard durable oak tanned sole ; see the stitching and finishing of the
edges and heels. Then just ask yourself, can I buy such shoes as these for a
Four Dollar bill ? These shoes are made for us by
E. T. Wright & Company,,
Shoe makers by inheritance, architects in their line of work, men who have
made shoe building their life study. We know of no better in the land, if we
did, we would have them make our $4.00 shoes. Every detail of scientific
shoe making is embodied in these ?4.00 shoes, which you must have realized
if you have ever worn a pair ot them. If not already a patron of the
When next you find il necessary to invest in footwear try them and you will
always be their friend.
That beautiful farm at Dalzell known as the Woodley Place. Everything to make it attractive.
Fine land. Churches, School. Nice buildings, All equipment. Complete water works, bath, etc. in
Main building.
The Booth Place, about 400 acres, 4 1-2 miles
from Sumter. If you will go with me to see
this, the trade is made. Just see it that's all.
284 acres known as the Sam Pierson Tract, 6
miles from Sumter. No better land in the
County. A Bang Up Bargain for quick deal.
Residences in|Every Section of Sumter. Building Lots Galore!
Farming Lands at Tindal.
Farming Lands at Stateburg.
Farming Lands at Summerton.
Farming Lands at Packsville.
Farming Lands any Direction.
Ask me for rates, they are cheaper.
W. T. Rowland, Real Estate,
I Have the Thad Edens Tract For Sale
1 Have the Hob Edens Tract For Sale
Be Quick!

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