John C. Mathews, assistant cashier of Bank of Grantsville, has
severed his connection with that institution and left last week for Akron, Ohio,
where he expects to obtain employment. Should he fail to find a satisfactory job
there, we understand he will go to Canada.
Gas was encountered at a depth of 1,200 feet in a stray sand at
Cabot’s Westfall No. 2.
E.E. Cottrill, well-known
timber man of Low Gap Run, was registered at Stump Hotel on Saturday. He is
recovering from a severe attack of the measles.
Holly Barr, son of the late S.C. Barr, made a good No. 2 grade,
and the questions were unusually hard, in the uniform examination for teaching.
Grace Morgan made a good No. 2 grade also, making a slightly better average than
C.C. Starcher of Creston looked after his business at this
place. Audry Vanhorn is looking after the boat while it is laid up at that
A Kansas-born U.S. Senator, now serving from Hawaii, Oren E.
Long, has proposed that a statue of General Robert E. Lee and his famous horse
Traveler be erected across the river from
Washington at Arlington National Cemetery.
Long’s ancestors fought on the Union side in the war of 1861-65,
but he said his family never held any bitterness after the conflict. In his
opinion, the war produced “two most unusual men--Lincoln and Lee.”
Long has encountered no opposition to his proposal to erect the
statue in Arlington, which was the home of Lee. It was taken from him by Union
troops soon after the war began. It was never returned to the family, even
though a Northern senator introduced legislation to return it to the family some
years after the war.
“The centennial period appeals to me as one in which some
national recognition could be given to the greatness of Lee,” Long said. Lee was
offered command of the Union armies on the eve of the war, but wrote that, “a
union which can be maintained only with swords and bayonets has no charms for
me.” He also believed that the states were sovereign and had as just a claim to
this as did the Union to the right to compel states to remain in the union.
Though Lee had freed his slaves and opposed the war, he could
not lift his sword against his native state and people, which few through
history have been able to do.
years after Col. Lee resigned from the U.S. Army, Long would recall the
words of Lincoln, who always said that the bitterness of war would pass away. He
says that Lee, after the war, as President of Washington and Lee, supported that
same principle and sought unity once again for the country.
Long’s proposal is overdue. We Americans forget our differences
with Spaniards, Germans, and others, and help them almost immediately,
financially and otherwise, after defeating them. For our brothers, the South,
there was no help, but a ruthless Reconstruction terror, and no financial aid,
but a carpetbagger exploitation.