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AS Former Officers Re-elected With
OGANZATION OF LOWER HOUSE.
7T3e Governor's flessage Read-No
-82s Introduced-A Tilbute to the
Late Chief Justica.
Promptly at noon Tuesday Lieut.
;ov.. Tillman called the senate to or
Every senator was present exceift
son. Edward McIver of Chesterfield.
With the exception all the new mem
ters were sworn in and assigned to
their respective seats.
The roll of counties was called.
After prayer by the chaplain, the
election of officers was immediately
entered into and resulted as follows:
Prcsident Pro Tem-Senator John
UCerk--Gen. Robert R. Hemphill.
Reading Clerk-Mr. W. H. Stewart
Sergeant-at-Arms--Mr. J. F. Schum.
All of these were unianimously elec
ted without oppos-ition.
There were four nominations for
ebaplain; Revs. Dr. 0. A. Darby. Wal
ter I. Herbert, M. M. Kinard. and
A. -J. -Harrison of Hampton.. A vote
was taken and resulted as follows:
Rev. Dr. Darby, 27: Rev. Herbert, 4;
Rev. M. M. Kinard, 7; Rev. A. J.
Harrison, 1. Dr. Darby was elected.
Senator Sheppard arose and re
turned his sincere thanks for the re
sewed mark of confidence and esteem
and for the honor conferred upon him
by his selecticn as president pro tem.
The following appointments made
by Lieut. Gov.-elect Sloan were then
Assistant (kerk-R. M. McCown.
Journal Clerk-Tillman Bunch.
Bill Clerk-Henry D. Butler.
Doorkeepers-J. R. Boulware, Jas
per E. Watson. J. F. Gooding.
Keepers of Committee Rooms
James P. McGorty and J. A. White.
Keeper of Bresident's Room-E. B.
Pages -G. Duncan Bellinger, Jr.,
and Henry Jefferson Fetner.
Servants-Jack Pressley and Al
Mall Carrier-N. 0. Pyles.
THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS.
After the new members and officers
bad been swcrn in Lieut. Gov. Till
man called the president pro tem. to
the chair and left the senate chamber.
Before leaving he announced to the
senate the sad in'ormation of the
death of Chief Justice McIver, and
paid a glowing tribute to the departed
chief of the 'State's judiciary.
He congratulated .:the State of South
(0golina on the great progress that
she made in recent years and spoke
er the begefits we were now reaping
from the recent Charleston exposition.
. Be referred to Capt. F. W. Wageny"
pr Charleston, as *'the one who had
den more than any one else to ad
e - e mercial interests of the
State. He thought the $50,000 appro
priated to the exposition the wisest
iavestment the State had made in re
He congratulated the senators that
-mone of their number had been called
inlto the "great unknown realm" since
the last session and accounted for thc
absent faces as due to the hard fate
On motion of Senator Sharpe a com
mnittee et three, consisting of Messrs.
Sharpe, Sheppard and Brown was ap
pointed to notify the governnor that
-the senate w~as in session and ready
2 .fe president then announced the
appointment of the following commit
Agriculture-3. T. Douglass, chair
man; A.. H. Williaras. R. I. Man
inT. W. Stanland, James Staeir
house, 0. P. Goodwin, J. M. Gaines,
C. S. McCall, .P. La. Hardin, C. H.
Carpenter, T. G. Mcbeod, E. F. War.
Educaton-. ..W. Brown, chair
wnan; 3. Q. Marshall, T. M. Raysor,
W. E. Johnson, W. H. Sharpe. D. E.
Hydrick, T. B. Butler, 3. M. Forrest,
:J.~ W. Ragsdale.
Claims and Grievances-R., I. Man
.ning, chairman;' J. 5. Brice. W. H.
Sharpe, D. E. Hydrick; J. RI. Blake,
3. K. Hoed, 3. E. Peurifoy, C. S. Mc
Call, T . B. Butler.
Enrolled Bills-W. E. J'ohnson,
-dbairman'; E. 3. Dennis, J. A. Me
Dermnott, E. F. Warren, J. K. Hood,
T.~ G. Mcbeod. J. E. Puerifoy, W.
. . Hough.
-Contingent Accounts-W. H. Sharpe,
dhairman; -0. P. Goodwin. C. M. Da
wis, T. B. Butler, C. H. Carpenter,
G. F. Yon Kdinitz, Jr., J. M. For
Finace-eo.S. Mower, chairman;
-a. HT. Williams, 3. C. Sheppard, J.
.tQ. Marshall, R. I. Manning, J. A. Mc
1)ermott, 3. S. Brice, W.WHSharpe,
XcLeod, J. R. Blake.
D)ispensary-T. W. Stanland,
chairman; Robert Aldrich. W. H.
Sharpe, A. H.. Dean. E. La. Herndon,
James Statthouse. P. La. Hardin.
Penal and Charitable Institutions
3. T. Hay. chairman; W. C. Hough,
E. L. Herndon. 0. P. Goodwin, G.
F. VonKolnitz, Jr., 3. K. Hood, J. E.
Commerce and Manufactures-J. Q.
Mlarshall. chairman; G. W. Brown. S.
(. Mayfield, A. H. Dean. J. M.
Geaines. W. E. Johnson, 3. K. Hood,
c.. S. McCanl. 3. W. Ragsdale, E. F.
as.C. H. Carpenter.
(rnty Omfeep and' Officers-Le
Grand G. Walker, chairman; J. A.
Mc~rmott, James Stackhouse, E. JL
'He:rndon, 0. P. Goodwin, P. L. 'Har
Engrossed Bills-P. L. Hardin,
hdalrman; W. C. Hough, 3. M1.
*iaines. C. M. Davis. P. L. Hardin,
J . B. Peurifoy, J. K. Hood.
Federa1 Relations-E. J. Dennis,
c hairan J. 5. Brice. WV. .H. Sharpe
Twmras Talbird, C. H. Carpenter, G
F. Von.Kolnlitz, Jr, T. G. Mcbeod.
m~migrationl-C. S. McCall. chair
-n-m; E. J. Dennis, 3. T. Douglas
James Stackhouse, Thomas Talbird.
incorporations-G. W. Ragsdale
. c -"" co. S. Morvcr, J. T . Hay
Thos. Talbird, J. A. McDermott, J. S.
Brice, James Stackhouse, J. K. Hood,
W. H. Sharpe, G. F. VonKolnitz, Jr.,
J. W. Ragsdale, E. L. Herndon.
Penitentiary-J. T. Hay, chairman:
J. A. McDermott, R. I. Manning, Ed
ward McIver, P. L. Hardin, T. M.
Raysor. J. M. Forrest.
Judkiary-S. G. Mayfield, chair
man; Geo. S. Mower, Thos. Talbird,
Le Grand G. Walker, J. T. Hay, G
W. Brown, G. W. Ragsdale, T. M.
Raysor, D. R. Hydrick, G. F. Von
Kolnitz, Jr., G.- W. Ragsdale, E. F.
Warren, W. C. Hough.
Privileges and Elections-J. C
Sheppard, chairman; G. W. Ragsdale
J. T. Hay. E. L. Herndon. W. C
Hough, Edward McIver, J. E. Peurifoy,
J. M. Forrest.
Medical Affairs-A. H. Williams,
chairman; R. I. Manning, W. H.
Sharpe, 0. P. Goodwin, G. F. Von
Golnitz, Jr., T. G. McLeod.
PLibualends J M TH@GH bamm.
-Public Lands-P. L. Hardin, chair
man; E. J. Dennis, T. W. Stanland,
0. P. Goodwin, Thos. Talbird, T. M.
Retrenchment-D. E. Hydrick,
chairman; G. W. Ragsdale, W. C.
Hough. J. K. Hood, J. R. Blake.
Rules-T. M. Raysor, chairman; J.
C. Sheppard, Geo. S. Mower, G. W.
Ragsdale, J. T. Hay, Robert Aldrich.
Roads, Bridges and Ferries-J. M.
Gaines, chairman; A. H. Williams,
J. T. Douglas, 0. P. Goodwin, T. W.
Stanland, C. S. McCall, Edward Mc
Legislative Library-Thos. Tal
'bird, chairman; E. J. Dennis, T. M.
Raysor, W. E. Johnson, Edward Mc
Iver. J. R. Blake, P. L. Hardin.
Military-Robert Aldrich chairman;
Peurifoy. T. B. Butler.
Mines and Mining-G. F. VonKol
nitz. Jr., chairman; LeGrand G.
Walker, A. H. Dean, Thos. Talbird,
T. W. Stanland, .J. M. Gaines. E.
Printing-C. M. Davis, chairman;
Robert Aldrich, J. S. McDermott, E.
L. Herndon, J. K. Hood, Edward Mc
Public Buildings-J. Q. Marshall,
chairman; J. T. Dcuglas, R. I. Man
ning. C. H. Carpenter, J. R. Blake.
Railroad and Internal Improvements
-A. H. Dean. chairman; J. Q. Mar
shall. T. W. Stanland. G. W. Raga
dale, Robert Aldrich, T. M. Raysor. D.
E. Hyd ick, Thos. Talbird, T. B. But
Ier. J. K. Hood, J. S. Brice, E. L.
The announcement was also made
of the appointment of J. Fraser Lyon
as clerk of' the finance, and J. E. Hol
land of the judiciary committees.
Senator Brown introduced a con
current resolution recommending the
appointment of three senators and
Ave representatives to attend the tu
eral- obsequies of the late Chief Jus
tice Henry McIver4
On behalf of the senate the presi
dent appointed Senators Brown, Ray
sor and Hydrick.
On motion of Sen. r Brown the
house at 1:50 adjour-ed out of rc
spec to the memory of the late chief
The house of representatives was
called to order at noon Tuesday by
Col. Tom C. Hamer. clerk of the last
house of representptives. don. Alta-.
mount Moses was chuGiKn temporary
chairman of the repre'sentatives-elect.
The members-elect presented them
selves before the speaker's desk and
were sworn in. The roll of counties
was called and the members-elect pre
seted themselves by counties and lay
ing their hands upon the house Bible
took the oath of office. They then sub
sCrbed to the roll of the house and
were duly Qualified representatives of
the State of South Carolina.
Nominations for speaker being in or
der, Mr. B. A. Morgan of Greenville,
secured the floor and nominated Hon.
M. L. Smith of Kershaw county. This
was seconded by Mr. Whaley of
Charleston. Mr. Efird of Lexington,
Mr. Lancaster of Spartanburg, Mr.
Richards of Kershaw and others.
Mr. Gaston of Chester, put in nomi
nation the name of Hon. T. Yancey
Williams of Lancaster. This was sec
onded by Mr. H-aile of York, Dorrohi
of Greenville. Mr. Moss of Orangeburg
and several others. There werd 118
votes cast, of which Mr. Smith received
97 and Mr. Williams 21.
Mr. Smith was escorted to the chair
by Messrs. Morgan, Patterson and
Efird and after taking the oath of
speaker ,addressed the house.
SPEAKER SMITH'S REMARKS.
Gentlemen of the House of Represen
I would be unmindful, inldeed, of the
promptings of a truly thankful heart,
should I fail to make my first utterance
in the position to which you have so
kindly elevated me, an expression of
deep and lasting gratitude .for that
most highly distinguished honor.
Human life and conduct have always
been. and will ever gontinue to be, in
fluenced and controlled by many mo
tives and ambitions. In an attempt to
serve one's State and people, an obli
gation from which the humblest citizen
cannot escape, however rude, imperfect
or unsatisfactory the attempt may be,
there is no motive or ambition more
commendable, more fundamentally
right, or more productive of legitimate
rights than that whic.- strives to win
their respect, esteem and confidence.
save that, perhaps, which, in a broad
spirit of appreciation, and the ua,
swerving devotion and unselfishness
which it begets, seeks, by all honor
able means, to retain them.
If I am justified in entertaining the
belief that the kindness of -your par
tiality which has so signally honC%,
me, is to some extent, at least, an ev
dence of the farmer, than before I shall
attempt to discharge the Important dua
ties which it imposest the hope must be
Indulged and wiU, be continually cheT
ished, that by a faithful andI consistent
eHfrI may be&eritted.t carry with
me through .life'the consciousness of
having enjoyed the latter.
Yes, gentlemen of the house of rep
resentatives, to presi-de over the deli
berations of this body-the chosen,
trusted. a-d commissioned .representa
tives of a truff~ greaf people-great in
character, great in achievement, great
in tradition, and far. greater yet in his
tory-is no 'mean honor to seek and the
delegation of that right no Indifferent
trust to repose.
When I reflect upon the brilliant at
tainment and distinguished service of
those who have preceded me here, the
apprehension wich follows, I promise
you shall only serve to intensify the
hope that after its duties and responsi
m:4:c e lai aside, that of the effort
you may say. it was cons -ouS. that D
the conduct was fair. courteous and im- I
partial, and that the mistakes were
honest. If that shall be your verdict.
then the obligation which you place me
under in your selection shall only be
increased by your own generous sesti
mate of its wisdom. Let us work to
gether, for the prosperity and glory of
our State. To this end may a D he jr.
Wisdom and Providence guide and di- W
rect us. I desire to again thank you
for your distinguished consideration.
Thos. C. Hammer was re-elected ge
clerk of the house and was sworn In by to
Speaker Smith. Col. Hammer Is now R
entering upon his third term and is vo
personally very popular with the mem
There were three nominees for ser- A
geant-at-arms, Mr. J. S. Wilson of j
Lancaster. Mr. W. K. Grant of Green- J
ville, and Mr. Geo. W. Asbill of Lees
ville. Mr. Wilson received 84 votes, an
Mr. Grant 21 and Mr. Asbill 14, Mr.- Ai
Wilson was declared elected and wasF Li
sworn in. This is his..second term La
Mr. John S Withers, of Cheat0r, had
no opposition for the position* of read- 0.
ing clerk, -an office which he' a, filled B&
with -great acceptability for twelve L.
years. Mr. Withers is a vtryilssful
member of the speaker's staff. J.
The house adopted -* lution pre- T.
sented by Mr. John P. Thomas, Jr., H.
granting the use of the hall to the Fr
$tate Bar association for its annual
meeting Thursday night. Friday after- sa
noon and Friday night. H
On motion of Mr. Morgan a com- ha
mittee of three waited on the gov- te:
ernor to inform him that the house W
was organized and ready for business.
A similar message was sent..to the s-n
ate. The governor subniitted 14 mes
sages-his annual message. 12 imessag
es submitting reports of State officers. A
etc., and one announcing the death of
Hon. Henry McIver. chief Justice.
The house concurred in the seitate !
resolution to appoint a committ-e to M
attend the funeral of Judge Mclver. (1
The speaker appointed Messrs. T. Y. D(
Williams, Jr., of Richland. J. 0. Pat
terson, of Barnweli, Wm. L. Mauldin.
of Greenville and R. S. Whaley, of h
Charleston. Mr. Williams was ex- W
cused on account of physical disabili- in
ty and Mr. Altament Moses substu In
Committies Appointed. of
The feature of Thursday's session C
was the appointment of committees. re
Following are the appointments:
Committee on Judicieary-R. S.Wha- 3
ley, T. Y. Williams, M. P. DeBruhl,
J. P. Thomas, Jr., J. 0. Patterson,
Robert Lide, T. B. Fraser, B. A. Mor- th
gan, J. R. Coggesbail, L. T. Dennis, hu
Jr., H. L. Bomar, 1. U. Blackwood, to
J. W. Devore, W. C. Irby, Jr.. A.L. Ic<
Gaston, W. P. Pollock, G. L. Toole, w5
D. D. McColl, Jr., H. Spann Dowling, er
B. Frank Kelly. an
Committee on Ways and Means
Altamont Moses, D. F. Efird, T. H. la
Rainsford, W. 0. Tatum, W. J.. John- tal
son, J. G. Richards, Jr., R. A. Cooper, lei
W. T. Logan, W. E. James, --J. C. en
Wingo, E. T. D. Lancaster. Jeremiah da
Smith, J. C. Lanham, W. Jujisconfar- m(
ratt, J. E. Beamguard, E. H. Aull, rei
A. C. Lyles, L. W. Haskell, P.. B. p
Callison, George M. Stuckey. 1
Committee on Agrieultum*e-E. .M.- QE
Seabrook. D. F. Efird, W. -M, BroWdit~l
. H. Brooks. B. F. Holman. T. O.fdr
Middleton, J. B. Leaverett, 0. W. be
Potfts, W. D. Bennett, J. A. Hinton. re
Committee on Public Schools-J. G
Richards. Jr.. Arthur Kibler, T. B
Fraser. E. L. Culler, ?'. H. Rains- -
ford. T. F. Stackhiouse, 3. B. Towill, en
F. C. Bates, J. M. Rawlinsoni. or
Committee on Privileges and Elec- W1
tions-J. 0. Patterson, D. H. Magill, tal
R. W. Nichols, 0. W. Potts. W. B. th
Gause, J. B. Wingard, J. W. Hill. rer
Committee on Claims-J. 0. Wingo, as
H. C. Little, W. R. Fox. Theo. B.
Gourdin, C. J. Bailey, E. L. Culler,
J. M. Mahaffey. G. R. Davis, J. WV.
King. G. R. Webb.
Committee on Roads, Bridges and an
Fcries-G. WV. Richardson. 3. 0.s
Wingo. T. F. Stackhouse, J. M. Hum
phrey. Matthew Hendrix, B. F. Hilman, Wu
Welcome Quick, S. M. Rearman, Cy su
rus Mmmms. .i
Committee on Incorporation-R. A. he
Cooper. JT. R. Coggeshall, E. J1. Dennis. sor
Jr.. D. H. Magill. T. B. Fraser. Theo. so]
B. Gourdin, Lewis Dorroh, M. G. Don- ve
nald, John McMaster, T. 0. Middle- ga.
Committee on Officers and Offices- "t
John F. Banks. Arthur Kibler, Robert
Lide. P. S. Wall. W. T. Logan, G. W. ed,
Richardson. D. B. Peurifoy, Jeremiah
Smith. W. F. Sarratt.
Committee on Mines and Mining-J.
M. Humphrey. W. R. Fox. G. A. Ran
kin, C. J. Bailey. J. F. Banks, K. D.
Edwails, F. P. McCain, C. S. Forde,
H. S. Dowling, W. D. Bennett.
Committee on Medical Affars-J. B.
Black. 3. E. Jarnegan, W. C. SmIth, 1
S. T. D. Lancaster, E. C. Doyle, P. D. ~
Barrn. J. B. Leaverett, W. C. Irby,
Jr. Matthew* Hendrix:
Committee on Penitentiary-W. M.
Brown. J. H. Brooks, R. W. Nichols,
. E. Jarnegan, Joseph Glover, E. L. i
Reedy, M. W. Pyatt, S. W. Russell, T.
Strong. J. M. Rawlinson.
Committee on Public Printing-J. P. f
Thomas, Jr., J. B. Towill, J. H. Brooks~
3. O. Patterson, D. 0. Herbert, W.L
. . James, R. P. Carey.
Commt~e on Commerce and Manu
factmring-fr. F. Sta'ckhouise, G. R.
Webb. W. J. Johnson. J. R. Haile, C
J. W. K n, B.P.Carey, D. D.Har
elson. T4 W. Traylor, J. E. Herbert, hor
Jesse Mahaffey.*. ~ - .' -
Committee on Engrossed Bills-W.-.o
P. Poll6ck, S. N. Pearman, W. C T
Smith, G. L. Toole, T. W. T'rayor, R.
. Wade, J. B. Wingard; T. C. of
Strong, P .S. Wall. -
Committee on Legislative Litrary-' car
Adam H. Moss, R, A. Cooper. C. J.
,olcocky Altamont Mosses. R. H. per
Walker. J. P. Youmans, M. P. Trib- n
le. M. W. 'Pyatt, M. P. \Vright.
Comitee on Accounas-R. M. L of-1
on. G. A. Rankin, J. N. Mumphrey.01
3. B. Black, K. I). Edwards. Joseph
Glover, J. H. dfesesne, J. A. Hinton,
F. P. McCain..
Committee on Miltary-D. 0. Her
bert, E. J. Denniis. Jr., J. E. Jarne- pe
gan L. W. Haskell, Lewis Dorroh,
Theo. B. Gourdin, WV. E. James, M. sea
W. Pyatt, C. S. Ford.
Committee on Plic Buildngs-T.
F. Stackhouse, J. (W. Hill, W, M. as
rown, H . C. Ufe, W. E. James,i
. R. Webb, B. F. Carey, J. E. Her- unl
ert. 3. D. Carwile, P. D. Barren. '
ICommittee on State House and rui
Grounds-T. Y. Williams, .W. L. go1
m,,w lfnA._H Moss, R._W., Nichos
-1. Brooks. J. P. Punch. E. C.
'yie. S. W. Russell. J. H. Clifton
Committee on Internal Improve
'nts-J. W. Hill. A. C. Lyles. A.
Rankin. W. C. Smith. Welcopte
1(k. J. M. Wise. W. P. Wright, J.
Ycumans. D. B. Peurifoy.
Committee on Education-B. A.
>rgan. Huger Sinkler, Adam i
-ss. Arthur Kibler. D. D. McColl,
. J. B. Towill. M. P. Tribble. R. H.
alker. W. D. Kirby.
Committee on Railroad-J. R. Cog
shall, T. R. H. Rainsford. M. P.
Brushl. P. B. Callison. J. H. Clif
i. J. D. Carwile. E. L. Culler. G.
Davis. J. H. Lesesne. J. W. De
ommittee on Enrolled Acts-Arthur
bier, p. D. McColl. G. M. Stuckey,
L. Gaston, Welcome Quick, Lewis
rroh. J. M. Wise. D. 0. Herbert,
Committee on Banking and Insur
ce-Huger Sinkler, John MeMaster,
thur Kibler, H: L. Bomar, Robert
de, J. C. Mace.'W. B. Kirby, G. K
iney. F. C. Bates.
Commi.ttee ,on the Dispensary-W.
Tatnm,' J." b. Richbards, jr., D. J.
Lker. J. P'. Buwei, E. L. Reedy,.W.
Bass. D. H. 'Magill, W. B. -Gause
Committee on Ru~g-D. H. Magill,
P. Thomas, jr.. W. L. Mauldin,
Y. WillianW,' Altamcnt Moses. T.
Rainsford. E. H. Aull, T. B.
aser, R. S.. 'Whaley. a
Committee on Hospital for the In
e-E. U. Aull, J. E. Jarnigan, J.
. Brooks. J. C. Mace; J.- C. Lan
m, G. K. Lancy. S. T. D. Lancas
r. J. E. Beamguard, M. G. Donald,
IS THE OLDEST CLERK,
Kentucky Man Who Has Hold Office
. for 66 ConsecutIve Years.
tichard White of Kentucky is the
lest clerk in the execative depart
mt in Washington, according to a
rrespondent of the Cleveland Plain
aler. With the exception of a post
Lster in New York state, who has
!d his cfilce for 74 consecutive years,
ite is believed to be the oldest man
oint of service, as well as in years,
the federal employ. He was ap
inted in 1836, and therefore has
ent 66 years in the service of the
vernment..He was a personal friend
-Henry Clay. and the letter of Mr.
ay to President Andrew Jackson,
commending the appointment of
iy dear friend. Richard White," is on
in the treasury department.
Mr. White was born in 1814, anl
us has passed the Biblical -term of
man life by 18 years. In addition
his record of long continuous serv
, he holds another record that is
thout parallel. Nearly every gov
nment clerk takes the full '0-day
nual leave of absence authorized by
r, and the majority of them also
ie advantage of the 30-day- sick
We in each year. In all his experi
ce Mr. White has never exceeded 10
ys in his adbsence ficm the depart
mt in any one year. Throughott his
nark-able career he has been em
yed in the office where the acce' nts
the postoffice department ar au
ed. He was appointed .at a a
-t r a rne m, he
mw $1,000 a year, but five years ?ago,
.ause of growing feebleness. he: was
luced to $840.
'uditor Castle, In whose department
.White is employed, says th4 vet
L does his work to the satisfaction
his chiefs in spite of his great age.
iile no civil pension list is main
ned by Uncle Sam, it is safe to say
Lt Richard White will be assured of
naning on the government pay roll
long as he lives.
Substitutes for Fuel.
While the recent coal famine was
uncomfortable fact Elliott Woods,
)erintendent of the capitol at
shington, was bombarded with
gestions as to substitute fuel.
re arc a few of them: "Storing the
Lt from warm debates;" "tuie sea
ed timber from which cabinets are
cctd:" "planks from political con
itiors;" "'somne of the dried old
Sis in the seil~ate:" 2" logs * which
rolled by all inembers, and the
eps which are always taken to rem
r all matters."
2AW'S HORN BLASTS,
THE church that is
not seekipg to
-save is not serv
There is no sun
light In the Ilf
where there are no
skkylight in the
* Vain the . letter
\without the life.
ki can be' Immor
;ve ever lowly.
~ptimism is health.
ncei. is self-deceit.
fine house dhip'not make a good
in becomes'less hurtful as ~tbe
aes more hate'ful.
iicerity is th'e key tp the Serets
othing that'is reallyfor .honoyr
Sdishonor you. -
'he breadth of our infieOce di
ids on the depth of our earnes.
t is easier to know the 'way we
;ht to go than to go in-the way we
,ofty loving leads to lofty living.
Vhen. you would fight sin tear self.
)thers may patchabuE God makes
)ne ative virtue is worth ten ab
>opularity with men Is not the same
power with God.
ou cannot preach Christ to othere
ess you possess aim yourself.
'he water of life~s not enriched by
n.,~ +hrough th. mud of our bi
BILL APPS LETTS
JThe Bartow Philos6pher Writes
Ihings -in General
0 iS USUAL HAPPY STYL
flatters -%of Interest Portaryed In
Homely but Graphic Manner
Genuint Arp Homily.
The Coastitution says there is
growing ,ense of justice in the nor,
that. will hereafter be heard from
puttin'g negro offic Southei
communities. 1w Yo1
Herald has op the cloui
by rebuking th nt, etc. V
,hope so.. but now Roosevelt* h.
appointed a Boston coon to a hih
office. The Herald may change froi
and say lie is consistent.. That growir
sense of justie'is a ehamelion of mar
colors. It was. quite visible a litt
whilegter Grady made his charmit
eeches in. New York and Boston, bi
eachers withered it and McKii
IeadE more appointments and kel
making them as long as he lived. Th
growing sense does not seem to flou:
Ish in many places. The fact is, v
have almost despaired of ever seeir
justice grow at the north. Lately
have received three letters from 1
there that indicate the growing sens
and I have read and re-read them wit
comfort. One of these is, from. an ol
.'Wicn veteran who says that of tl
2 '00 soldiers .who fought again,
us 'one million were from the ea!
fighting to free the negroes, Grants ii
cluded. One million from the we:
fighting for the union and the othe
.00,000 were the riff-raff and scum, tt
flotsam and jetsam of all nations wb
joined the army for bounty and boot
and beauty, and they were the elemet
that Sherman employed to anake w2
hell. He speaks of the war'es unhol:
unrighteous and unjust. Another Ic
ter is from Portland. Oreg., and sa3
the writer recently got hold one of m
letters which said that General Grar
was a slave holder and hircd out hi
-.groes up to the close of the war an
lived off of their hire. He says: '
didn't believe it, but was induced 1
examine his biography and I found :
was so." He says that nobody in the
country ever heard of it and it
amazing and a oishing that Liucol
vould apioint a .lave-ho'3er to be th
head of the army Tic -riter of thi
letter was broughtp '.o believe ths
the south brought, a!!ghe negrocs froi
Africa. Another lettg !s from a Ne'
Hampshire man, a veteran who say
that he and seven ofers from hi
I town joined a company in 1862, an
only one besides hMmnelf got bacd
Ever since then he has. been reviewin
his folly and the folly of the war an
is ashamed of his people and says tha
I do not score them iniy letters a
hard a3 they.:, deserve. lie has Hinto
Rowan Heilers' faaxecs camp'iig'
book, in which he says:
--We are going to freie your slave
This book is indorsedI by sixty-sevel
members of congress. veliudinlg Joh:
Sherman. Appleton s' s that 167,00
copies were sold in three months ani
it precipitated the raid )f John Brown
whose execution all the chfurch bell
of New England tolled 'a requiem. An'
so I have found ~three northierners whe
Ihave this growing sense and I hay
heard of one more- who is a suspect.
am keeping a tally sheet and' as soo:
as I hear of any more growing sense
will record it. My Oregon friend'
generation ca me up since :he war an'
never had time to bother themselv'e
about the history of the war or sla
very. The south was outside of thel
cnern and Jeff Davis was the arel
traitor that Roosevelt told about in hi:
history. That is all he cared to kno1
But he says your late letters have ex
cited our curiosity and if when you:
book is out, you will let me advertis'
and sail it in my own way, I will sel
100000 copies north of the line. Thi:
mian is a big adve-rtise:- with headlquar
ters in Chicago and scnt to me a bi:
lot of his cards and literature. -
Well, Mr. Bryan will see about that
but to my opinion his nortren eus
tomers don't care a baubee about i'
or Grant or his niggers. They remint
me of two fellers who went off ti
camp meeting, and as they/were stand
ing by a tree one of the brethrenl cani<
up and invited them to G, up to th4
altar and jine 'em In gitti' religion
The men seemed somewhat indignan1
and replied: "You mnust excuse us, sir
we' dn't live In the countyf'
ut I did find a rift In the clouds tha
gave much comfo6t. fn the t*e1th vol
ume of John Lord's "Beacon -Lights 0
History" I fin~d a sketch of.- Robert E
Lee by Dr. E. Benjamin Andrews, whal
is a loving tribute to that grpt soler
Such a glowing tribute: wag-hardly ti
be expected from ia northegnI murcei
Espeally"- fromn one borg in Ne'i
Hampshire, educated at Brcrn univer'
sity and who joined the a~ while It
years old and who lost an, eye at P
tersburg. As an educator he~ rose -ralt
ily in his prdtession an,,d became prei
ident of his alma mater. Next he wn!
called to Ch,icago to take charge of hr
public schools and later on was chose:
as chancellor of the 'University of Ne
braska, where he now is. Since the W3E
he has frequently championed tt
cause of the south and bbcame unpopu
lar with our malignant enemies. O
course as he j'oined the army so you
and lost an eye, we must let him ke~
his convictions, but he is a big-hearted
brainy man or he woujd not hay'
dared to have written tat tribute.
wonder hbw it.happened that~puch mei
as Andrews an'd away back,'such rrar
ns Webster and Hawthorne and Emner
son and Story, and Ohoate, ,could grov
up and mature among the noxioun
weeds of New England. I still recal
with pleasure a good speech I heard I
44, a. Amherst college-a comnmerce
ent oration by Rufus Choate, wh4
vas regarded as the most brilliant
loquent and impassioned orator- 0
Americ. I had a schoolmate ,therE
and my' Boston uncle said he woul'
go with me, for he had to look afte
Mr.Choat's, for he was an intimt
fried. -I dodn't knov exactly what tha
meant, bhit found out later.
The great hall was. crowded with to
beppe f e nglanld. My uncl
was with. others seated upon te pat
form. Mr. Choates face was all nerves -
and muscles, his large eyes and mouth
conspicuous. For half an hour his voice
was almost a monotqe with every
word carefully and dIstinctly uttered.
but this was but the breatbjng of a
gentle wind before the storm.- Soon ne
seemed to lose control of his own
emotion and soared away. ;mong the
L stars, and his features- tok-on an un
earthly glow, his arms responded to
every sentence, his frailebody swayed
a too and fro and his audience uncon
sciously swayed with him and held
A their breath for fear they would lose
a word or a motion.
No. I will never forget that speech.
He stopped because he had to stop, 6
a with the last eloquent sentence he be
h came exhausted and was bodily lifted
n by my uncle and others to the ante
- room where he was stripped and rub
-k bed down like an exhausted race horse
is In an hour or so he was renewed an.
re revived. 'This was Rufus Choate-a
i bundle of quivering, passionate nerves
h -whose eloquence no auaienee could
t calmly listen to and no jury wthatana.
g -Bill Arp in Atlanta Constitution.
te NEWSY CLEANINGS.
i Parivhas two daily papers devoted
'entirely to automobile interests.
>t Newspapers are now being sold
s through automatic machines in Berlin.
The Somaliland operation'-.8uring he
e. present financial yeir will cost aboat
I The income of the $ambling estb
flishment at Monte Carlo fell off by
"An eagle is to be the badge worn at
e Washington!s birthday banquet of
Anericans. in London.
t Including'-sbme troops under orders
for India $lere, are now some 55,000
t British soldiers-i South'AfrIca.
r Of every 30b0 men wiceepted for the
e United 'States Army. 33.44 were born
o In Germany and 24.78 in Ireland.
y Seattle's exports-to ,apan are now
Sabout $5,000,000 .per annum - eleven
times what they were.six years ago.
Of the 12,398 German naval end mill
tary delinquents sentenced last year.
forty-twro were punished for dueling.
t Real estate dealers in North Dakota
a Tise automobiles for showing prospect,
d 1Ive buyers the lantis they have for sale.
I The number of Bismarck monuments
0 of all kinds in Germany and 6ther Eu.
t ropean countries now exceede 300 by
t (. o,?.
s The biggst mail ordar business in
a the wolld last year did $123,000,O00
e business. It was Uncle Sam's post
*onice business that accomplished it,
a Several wealthy PbliadTelphians are
back of a scheme to establish a st-hool
where novices may take a full course
s h the art of handling an automobile.
I Compensaiion in the form of a pen
sion of $425 a year is being sought at
M Frankfort by a ran who received a
1 paralyzing shock while using a long
t distance telephone.
s Representatives of the fish trade of
I Boston. opposing the fishery interests
1 of Gloucester, have passed a resolution
by a vote of twenty-one to one in favor
'of the tatinication, of the Hay-Bend
Court of Errors.
1Judges like a good joke at their own
) expense when it does not undignlfy
I the court. A former judge of New
, fersey. whose decisions nine times
out of ten were reversed on appeal
and who resigned in high dudgeon
because the higher court so seldom
agreed with himn, said the other day
to some cronies lunching in a top-floor
[restaurant down town: "I shall always
harbor the dim suspicion that I was
right and the higher court was wrong.
[f the higher court is never wrong.
why Is it styled the Court of Errors
and Appeals? In New York It is the
Court of Appeals only. I have never
yet known a judge of a lower court
to admit his judgment was wrong, not
A New York judge once, when re
sersed. said humorously to members
of the Appellate Court: "I submit with
pain and humility. Your opinion Is
ro better than mine, but your. fudg
,ment carries more w.ht."-New
Mrrors7of m, lladum,
ron. nickel, cobalt, copper and bis- - -
muth have been prepared by project
ing the, metallic parties by kathode~
"I have used AyerHl
for thit years.. It IS, lgR
a hairdrsing andfo ,~ t
hair from splitting at the cnd -
J.A.Gruenenfelder',Grantf f.11. *
friendships. If he bair
splitting is done on yu
own head, lo Ises frends
~yi~fi ~ ery hairof
your head als a friend.
;Ayer's *Iair:Vigof in
4 vart~ kvill prevent the
splitting. If the splitting
has begun, itiwill-'stop it.
- If your -dirts eunot suply o ,
'ndi us one dodr and4we wil expe
you a bottle. Be suire and give the aq
ofyurnaresi ex rcec.Arp o
of rJ. C. AT R CO, I reU,U.
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NO BAD EFF -V$ --
Sold at a.!? Drugters.