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Aiken Journal (Newspaper) - June 27, 1874, Aiken, South Carolina VOLUME Wwiien for the Aiken JTO JUNE PER IN ADYANCB BY Written ujortgoading an account of Fed soldiers bringing flowers to decorate soldiers Take back your hand would dare Thus desecrate the graves Where eleep dreamless sleep of tfhefallen Southern braves founds that rudely stifled back Some sibters desperaite cry JSlrew flowers above her brothers And westand idly by ft he whose brutal lips have earned Oar aotljers whitening oer her boys last resting Jknd scatter roses they bands have snjiitfcered out babys Trailing Strew flowers where father And sleesps of red in Southern blood Lay oer their God that Hve should bring Dishonor on GUT TTake back What grini ancl bitter To bring1 your flowersand break Our floUliers peaceful t Just God can flowers pay Wipe out the bitter Y Make ius forget ruined Our slain blossoms hide fwna sight Our ruin and despair Shallhands that robbed us of their are we so lost to sname That we should grovel And laud the flowery offering They mockingly bestow take your flowers and stand aside Leave at our dead And let no Northernsoldiers step Sound oer our Bel V for the Aiken BY I lifted the overhanging vine and and read beneath upon a sim ple board the Unknown the tear dimmed mother and sisters heavy heartgrown dim and heavy waiting and these vieary years for him whose laugh will more awake the echoes of the grown strangely dull and the treasures of his ish days and later tbe well worn baby the heavy ring of golden the velvet cap and broken Un the unused the pouch and horn upon the the pointer growing old in petted start ing at the sound of feet and lying down with mournful expecting ever the never forgotten boyish shout of him who lies beneath those tangled vines if any of his man hoods life be like many he had girded his sword a slender girlish and gone forth to offer his childish breast and gainst cur the hand that robbed him of his fair young that tore his fresh white flesh and dyed his golden curls with the hot bood oMiis young Unknown the the the rain that beat upon his boyish brow in lieu of mothers tender lips and sisters gentle hancf theory with which he turned his dying head upon blood sodden the last cry of be ever Avheic we in the fluh of life or pangs of at the knowledge comes the cry of The only thing m Reades Terrible wfaich awakes a responsive Cord m ourteirts is the crywhich breaks from Belles lips as she holds in Irer liand fhe letter which casts the first shadow on her calling in her su preme agony Hpon the long God grant thatto human heart be tfoe anguish ofcry ing and hearing no responsive the stranger haods that laid him in his silent resting place the love hope pride lhat lie with Mm beneath the the silenced and tht faded be to mot unknown in tiiaf great day when they shall ndfele hill and ancl stand before the bar of Not unknown wall be the love of home asd the ghastly apd the lonely unknown shall mark him a stranger For known at that will be tfee dead who died for Not unknown long bloody oyer Virginia the lonely watches by the icy waters of the Foto living death of the Not unknown that long line of worn and weary who with tering banners crossed the Potomac The water up to their the moon beaming down on awi their heads upon their breasts dreaming of home and Not young officer regardless of his his brilliant stoodVithin the walls of and an4 threw they after shell from the Yarakee saving the lives of thousands of fais brave and raising himself even to the gates of Not the brave defewiers of Men who lived from morn till night and from night till morn wait ing foeoeata the of shell from the Yankee teet which poured upon their distance too great for nothing but 4tln those said commander of Chatham Ar fcwe forgot how to smile men were thrown over the breast others standing up to take their place and dying in turn Not and never our vast army of deathless dead and living Soldiers of the Confederate though white shafts are rising hero and there over the recording victories won and heroes youhave reared yourselves imperishable monuments from the blue waters of the Potooiac to green waves of the on battle is in human hearts and womans We need no stranger to tell it in No hand can mark unknown above your They have rung from the ice bound palaces of Russia to the blue waves of the And tho we stand today like all unknown before the throne of is all the weight of woe we with patience ocn our enemies for our inheritance is turned to our houses to We are orphans and our mothers are as Servants have ruled over us and there is none that will deliver us out of their Ocean trout continue to take the Three boxes for a dollar ao Satterth Dry hop ycastcakcs arc perfectly i healthy and A fresh supply just received at Satterth orange marma and conserve of wild by the dozen or single Written for the Aiken BY girls A and Before a blazing With rosy cheeks andulancing curls One can but I said merry Katie With saucy blae eyed My ashesllonoJce bells Where summer sunbeam said languid ttene AVith throat of driven rest TvitMn seme sliady deli To make And Maud blaming And cheeks like scarlet Threw back her queenly headland Ill grow the bloodred sighed little Nellie What ever shall 1 do Ill try the live hug flay To tfee violets w knd darling little Jimmie Shall 1 he scented For then you cried Katie ia my blue bells And Irene with a My the Shall grow the weeping fringe Above my lilies i My jried Maui Jwith Shall be the forest Aad oak limbs wave above my head And birds above mrechief loving Wile Said wildly ShftU shade my Besdde some And one and all well raise to Gad An oifferiug for our By far the purest one Fll Since we and 1874 which built up the walls of the New Orleans cemeteries into and broken coffins and heaps of bones are pushed aside to make room for new occupants and when the people of Savannah were ordered to remove their dead from the old or expect their graves to be built we find no rest even in But thanks be to srod wko madethe there are yet green moun low green valleys stretches of fresh earth by broad room enough in Gods acres for all that He has We do not object to the progress We have no desire to oppose investigation or to the in tellect of But we do object to a made in the likeness of into whom he has breathed the divine breath of bequeathing his body to a party of hair brained to test the power of a as much in oppo sition to divine law as to the deoeacies of civilized That cremation will ever become universal or even toK crated we do not believe it shocks that a class of intelligentiuen should thus abuse the talents intrust ed to their Talents if rightly might win the applause of the but thus becoming the means of bringing ridicule upon ike We should think the Dost them art and unto dust thou shalt and the Godly law that the graves shall give up their should and would be sufficient bar to those who understand that tho be re it is Bel from Written for the Aiken Arc we drifting back to a state of heatheaism Surely io all of Gods green earth is room for the last home of his Six feet by three beside some rippling beneath the shadow of some monarch of the is all we ask for omr dead where The winds harps may whisper oer their breast Like the songof some angel in their Shall we have the red breath up the tender liaibs and lap its hot tongue over the white lids and writhe among the golden cuils of some mothers dead darling Shall they curl over the broad breast that was but yesterday the sole shelter of the still in the bloom of her beauty Shall they shrivel and blacken the dear lips dhat she has kissed so uildly Shall the dear mothers hands that have drawn our heads so lovingly to her bosom and wiped away our childish melt be neath the fury of the fire Stall her dear without which our woman hoods life would hav been a be lashed by flames when our gentlest kisses were not too tend or i Shall the strong loving brother arms that have just unclasped from mound be clasped in the fiery folds from which there is no Shall the curly head by which our own has rested so often in be hidden beneath this ex ecruble Shall sisters white cheek and the bright hair wo have twined so lovingly about our fingors crisp and curl in fire Forbid it j ust G od Arc the dead crowding the cities Are they filling too fast the spacethat should be allotted to business Is even death to uiake room for thcWsliing car ol progress Is the dust of our house hold to bo scattered to the winds to make for the uAlmighty dollar This is but another step added to that marks reading the illumi nated by the candie of experience and the kerosene of with a littk helpJrom old friends as the ite gro preacher said he sees plainly that to America will came a plague and a mi overthrow of to Eu rope the death of the present a German in his not unliked the preseat is very and Biseiark will name his successor 5 to England tibe death of the the burning of the establishment of the and hell broth gerr erally for dinner and In the meantime those living in New York feel encouraged as they arfe to be drowned when the city instead of dying of the plague and being con siderably starved as the rest of the will I understand tht George Francis Train himself expects to escape the by the free use of Turkigfr baths is scrubbed vigorously three titwesper I liavc no doubt but that he will be the better for his any for the other prophet let us hope that he biceps in his life upoa a safety raft instead of a and with the of lirinpe i us are And that his fevke and watch to fee aready tto pteer for Philadelphia tho sutosidenee comes I uadeistand that the cjsports axift imports for May of this into the1 j port of York are each ID excess of a 0 of the Aiken June DEAR JOUENAL traveled over a small portion of Aiken and Barn well we have thought that perhaps a about the would not be sp we send you fax as oiar observation ex tended we found tfee growing crops of both corn and rather applies more particu larly to the cotton havo never seen at this season ofthe jew a ipoorer prospect for a cotton The first or early plan ting is small and look The later how ever is looking nwcfo wore The corn is quite There aresome good in the the corn orop is not very We noticed om3 very pretty field of corn near your on the plantation of So much for the We have here a flourishing Grange of tbe Order of the Patrons of known as numbering near fifty Isaac and K We ako a Division of the Sons of Temper which is steadily growing in num We trust the day is fast dawning when dram shops and dram drinking will be numbered with the things that Fine showers of rain Health of the IVoin Correspondence of ibp Aiken NEW June EDITOR JOURNAL York is both auHisid and agitated by certain prophecies is to her One is from a man said to be crazy to the effect that the city will suddenly disap pear this having sunk be neath the America will havo to make poor little or hvrgefrumeii tut empty her The otin5r is from George Francis who is nothing of a thinking it uvr I conclued he is nothing Francis re rule lower tor sosietiole to There ie more eorn planted New York than for jeafs previous if the high prices of this year have had the same effect throughout the may hope for crop cheap bacon nest The panic has caased a fall in and In theprice of I have seen an advertisement of a new which does very similar work to but as ther price is I dont expect to see them in common although they are said to plough six acres The hay crop is the heaviest for years past if saved ingood will make up for the poor crops of the last two I am asked often wio to fee our what we will do with T noticed in an paper that exGovernor Scott was to be a candidate for his former position at the elec and he has thebearing of an honest what is the bearing of an honest man I have known a lew of them in my One waff round and walked looting at the ground 5 another straight as an with an eye like I know an honest man who is lame another his and alas who Heroin New you justice is blinded to keep her from stealing from the scales and the only way I can conceive of for giving many of South Carolina officials the bearing of honest is to put out their their arffl make them Stand ivhcre they could mt use their This is uiy but I generously wive it to the people for 0 1 hear from Paris that they cold weather and in April ana informant concludes the after lew lines couiDUiidiitory of Nie b that afier sonrch ing all Europe the of Aiken was nowhere surpassed and very seldom s
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