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Where tha Troubled of Earth May ;
Quench their Thirst.
FROM THE LIFE OF DAVID.
Dr. TaJmasre Sees in the Forest an
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Example of Hope for the Unfortunate
of the World.
Dr. Talmage, drawing his illustrations
from a deer hunt, in this diicourse
calls all the pursued and troubled
of the earth to come and slake
their thirst at the deep river of divine
comfort; text, Psalms xiii, 1. ;;As the
' hart panteth after the water brooks, bo
, panteth my soul after thee, 0 God."
David, who must some time have
seen a deer hunt, points us here to a
hunted stag making for the water. The
fascinating animal called in my text
the hart is the same animal that in
sacred and profane liteiature is called
the stag, the roebuck, the hind, the
gazelle, the reindeer. In central Syria
in Bible times there were whole pasture
fields of them, as Solomon suggests
when he says, "I charge you by the
? : hinds of the field.'" Their antlers jutted
from the long grass as they lay
down. Xo hunter who has been long
in "John Brown's tract" will wonder
that in the Bible they were classed
among clean animals, for the dews, the
showers, the lakes washed them as
clean as the sky. When Isaac, the patriarch,
longed for venison, Esau shot
and brought home a roebuck. Isaiah
compares the sprightliness of the restored
cripple of millennial times to
the long and quick jump of the stag,
saying. "The lame shall leap as the
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hart. Solomon expressea nis u sgust i
at a hunter -who, having shot a deer, is
too lazy to cook it, saying, "The slothful
man roasteth not that which he
took in hunting."
But one day David, while far from
the home from which he had been
driven, and sitting near the mouth of a
lonely cave where he had lodged, and
on the banks of a pond or river, heard
a pack of hounds in swift pursuit. Because
of the previous silence of the
forest the clangor startles him, and he
says to himself, ';I wonder what those
dogs are after." Then there is a crackling
in the brushwood, and the loud
breathing of some rushing wonder of
the woods and the antlers of a deer
rend the leaves of the thicket and by
an instinct which all hunters recognize
the creature plunges into a pool or lake
or river to cool its thirst and at the
same time by its capacity for swifter
and longer swimming to get away from
the foaming harriers. David says to
himself: '"Aha, that is myself! Saul
after me, Absalom after me, enemies
without number after me; I am chased;
their bloody muzzles at my heels,
barking at my good name, barking after
my boay, barking after my soul. Oh,
the hounds, the hounds! But look
there," says David to himself; "that
reindeer has splashed * into the water.
It puts its hot lips and nostrils into the
cool wave that washes its lathered
flanks and it swims away from the fiery
canines and it is free at last. Oh, that
I might find in the deep, wide lake of
God's mercy and consolation escape
from my pursuers! Oh, for the waters
of life and rescue! 'As the hart panteth
after the water brooks, so panteth
my soul after thee, 0 God.'"
The Adirondacks are now populous
with hunters, and the deer are being
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siam dj tne score, jLaiaaug uue summer
with a hunter, I thought I would
like to see whether my text was accurate
in its allusion, and as I heard the
dogs baying a little way off and supposed
they were on the track of a deer,
I said to one of the hunters in rough
corduroy, :;Do the deer always make
fnr water when thev are pursued?" He
said: "Oh, yes, mistei. You see they
are a hot and thirsty animal and they
know where the water is, and when
they hear danger in the distance they
lift their antlers and snifi the breeez
and start for the Raquet or Loon or
Saranac. and we get into our cedar
shell boat or stand by the 'runaway'
with rifle loaded and ready to blaze
M-cr frionds fViat is nn#? reason \rhv I
like the Bible so much?its allusions
are so true to nature. Its partridges
are real partridges, its ostriches are
real ostriches and its reindeer real reindeer.
I do not wonder that this antlered-glory
of the text makes the hunter's
eye sparkle and his cheek glow and
his respiration quicken. To say nothing
of its usefulness, although it is the
? most useful of all game, its flesh delicious,
its skin turned into human apparel,
its sinews fashioned into bowstrinsrs.
its antlers Duttinsr handles on
cutlery and the shavings of its horn
used as a pungent restorative, the name
^ taken from the hart and called hartshorn.
But putting aside its usefulness
this enchanting creature seems made
out of gracefulness and elasticitv.
What an eve. wi^b. a liquid brightness
as if gathered up from a hundred lakes
at sunset. The horns, a coronal branching
into every possible curve, and after
it seems complete ascending into other
projections of exquisiteness, a tree of
polished bone, uplifted in pride or
swung down for awful combat. The
hart is velocity embodied; timidity impersonated;
tho enchantment of the
woods. Its eye lustrous in life and
pathetic in death. The splendid animal
a complete rhythm of muscle ant"
bone and color and attitude and locomo-.
tion, whether couched in the,grass
among the shadows, or a living bolt
shot through the forest, or turning at
bav to attack the hounds, or rearing
for its last fall under the buckshot of
the trapper. It is a splendid appearance
that the painter's pencil fails to
sketch, and only a hunter's dream on a
pillow of hemlock "t the foot of St.
Regis is able to picture. When 20
miles from any settlement it comes
down at eventide to the lake's edge to
drink among the lily pods and with its
sharp edged hoofs shatters the crystal
of Long Lake it is very picturesque.
But only when, after miles of pursuit,
with heaving sides and lolling tongue
and eyes swimming in death the stag
leaps from the cliff into upper Saranae,
can you realize how much David had
suffered from his troubles and how
much he wanted God when he expressr
ed himself in the words of the test.
- i;As the hart panteth after the water
brooks, so paateth my soul after thee,
Well, now, let all those who have
coming'after them the lean hounds of
poverty, or the black houuds of persecutiefo,
or the spotted hounds of vicissitude,
or the pale hounds of death, or
wi?o are in any wise pursued, run to
t^'e wide, deep, glorious lake of divine
ablace and rescue. The most of the
men and women whom I happened to
ttnow at different times, if not now,
hiave had trouble after them, sharp
?? sLuzzlcd troubles, swift troubles, all j
Jfievouring troubles. Many of you have i
the mistake of trying to light
Somebody meanly attacked' you.
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&nd you attacked the?. They dupre. i ,
stated yo'4, pu deprecj^cii thee*, j?
they oyeirtiiched you iq ji Wg&ta, and j 1
you tried, ia "Wall street p&rlanco. to j i
<ict a corner on them, or you have had j j
a bereavement, anil, instead of being j
submissive, you are fighting that be- i
reavement. l ou cnarge on mc uuuujft
who failed to effect a cure, or you 1
charge on the carelessness' of the rail- ]
road company through which the acci- 1
dent occurred, or you are a chronic in- i
valid, and you fret and worry and scold !
and wonder why you cannot be well i
like other people, and you angrily '
blame the neuralgia, or the laryngitis, i
or the ague, or the sick headache The
fact is you are a djecr at bay. Instead
of running to the waters of divine con- :
solation and slaking your thirst and
cooling your body and soul in the good <
cheer of the gospel and swimming away
into the mighty deeps of (ioii s Jove ;
you are fighting a whole kennel of harriers.
But very many of you who are
wronged of the world?and if in any assembly
between here and Golden Gate,
San Francisco, it wer? asked that all
those that had been sometimes badly
treated should raise both their hands
and fall response should be made, there
would be twice as many hands lifted as
persons present?I say many of you
would declare, "We have always done
the best we could and tried to be usefnl
and whv we should become the vie
tirns of malignment or invalidism or
mishap is inscrutable." Why, do you
know the finer a deer and the more elegant
its proportions and the more beautiful
its bearing the more anxious the
hunters and the hounds are to capture
it? Had the roebuck a ragged fuc and
broken hoofs and an obliterated eye and
a limping gait the hunters would have
said, "Pshaw, don't let us waste our
ammunition on a sick deer." And the
hounds would have given a few sniffs of
the scent-, and then darted off in another
crorr\o ]^nf I
UHCUL1UU 1U1 gauiv ?v
they see a deer with antlers lifted in
mighty challenge to earth and sky. and
the sleek hide looks as if it had been
smoothed by invisible hands, and the
fat sides inclose the richest pasture
that could be nibbled from the banks
of rills so clear they seem to have
dropped out of heaven, and the stamp
of its foot defies the jack shooting lantern
and the rifle, the horn and the
hound, that deer they will have if they
must needs break their neck in the
rapids. So if there were no noble stuff
in your make up, if you were a bifurcated
nothing, if you were a forlorn
failure, you would be allowed to go undistuibed.
but the fact that the whole
pack is in full cry after you is proof
positive that you are splendid game
and worth capturing. Therefore sarcasm
draws on you its 'finest bead."
Therefore the world goes gunning for
you with its best Maynard breechloader.
Highest compliment is it to your talent,
or your virtue, or your usefulness.
You will be assailed in proportion to
your great achievements. The best
and the mightiest being the worlJ ever
saw had set alter mm an tne nounas,
terrestrial and diabolic, and they lapped
his blood after the Calvarean massacre.
The world paid nothing to its
Redeemer but a bramble, four spikes
and a cross. Many who have done
their best to make the world better
have had such a rough time of it that
all their* pleasure is in anticipation of
the next world, and they could express
their own feelings in the words of the
Baroness cf Nairn at the clese of her
long life, w.uen asked if she would like
to live her life over again:
Would j ou be young again?
Sd would not I;'
One tear of memory given,
Onward I'll hie;
Life's dirk wave forded o'er,
All but at rest oii shore,
Say, would you plunge once more,
Vfith home so nigh?
If you might, would you now
Retrace your wsy?
Wander through stormy wilds,
Faint and aatraj?
Night's gloomy watches fled,
Morning all beaming red
Hope's smile .".round us shed,
Through Jesus Christ make this God
your God, and you can withstand anything
and everything, and that which
affrights others will inspire you. As
in time of an earthquake when an old
Christian woman was asked whether
she was scared, answered, "No; I am
glad that I have a God who can shake
the world;" or, as in a financial panic,
when a Christian merchant was asked
if he did not fear he would break, answered:
"Yes, I shall break when the <
Fiftieth Psalm breaks in the fifteenth :
verse: "Call upon me in the day of i
trouble. I will deliver thee and thou <
shalt glorify me.'" Oh, Christian men
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anc women, pursueu ui auuu^auccs emu j
exasperations, remember that this hunt,
whether a still hunt or a hunt in full <
cry, will soon be over. If ever a whelp 1
looks ashamed and ready to slink out of s
sight, it is when in the Adirondacks a <
deer by one tremendous plunge into ]
Big Tupper lake gets away from him. i
The disappointed canine swims in a lit- i
tie way, but, defeated, swims out again
aid cringes with humiliated yawn at 1
the feet of his master.
And how abashed and ashamed will
all your earthly troubles be when you i
llave dashed into the river from under
the throne of God, and the heights and
depths of heaven are between your pursurers.
We are told in Kevelation'xxii, j
Jo, "\\ ltbout are aogs, Dy wnicn i
conclude there is a whole kennel of
hounds outside the gate of heaven, or,
as when a master goes in through a door
his dog lies on the steps waiting for him
to come out, so the troubles of this life
may follow us to the shining door, but
they cannot get in. "Without are dog's!"
I have seen dogs and owned dogs that I
would not be chagrined to see in the
heavenly city. Some of the grand old
watchdogs who are the constabulary of
the homes in solitary places, and for ;
years have been the only protection fur
wife and child; some of the shepherd
dogs that drive back the "Wolves and
bark away the flocks from going too
near the precipice, and some of the
dogs whose neck and paw Lanaseer, the
painter, has made immortal, would not
find me shutting them out from the ]
gate of shining pearl. Some of those
old St. Bernard dogs that have lifted ,
perishing travelers out of the Alpine '
snow, the dog that John Brown, the .
Scotch essayist saw ready to spring at ]
the surgeon lest in removing the cancer ,
he too much hurt the poor woman ,
whom the dogfeli bound to protect, and :
dogs that we caressed in our childhood .
days, or that in later time lay down on ]
the rug in seeming sympathy when ]
our homes were desolated. I say if J
some soul entering heaven should hap- ,
pen to leave the gate ajar and those ]
faithful creatures should quietly walk
in it would not at all disturb my heaven.
But all those human or brutal ]
hounds that have chased and torn and i
lacerated the world, yea. all that now i
bite or worry or tear to pices, shall be
prohibited. 1 "Without are dogs!" No 1
place therefor harsh critics or backbit- i
ers or despoilers of the reputation of ]
:t!.hc?S; Down -with jrpa to the j^DOe'la j'
ana despair. The h^pf rras j
:ea.";n,e4 tht: otcrnaj \vatpf brooks, an4 i
Lhf; of the ijjfig phjtue is 'luietej] j
in fbr ^fi!l pasture.;-, and '"there shall ;
Qochio^ hurt or destroy in all God'z holy j
Oh. when soip,; of you get thero it
will be like what & hunter tells of when
pushing his canoe far up north in the
trinter and amid the ice floes and 100
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mues. as ne uiougni. irom uuv uluci j
human beings. He was started one j
iay he heard a stepping on the ice. and |
he cocked the rifle ready to meet any- j
thing that came near. He found a man
barefooted and insane from long exposure.
approaching him. Taking him
into his canoe and kindling fires to
warm him, he restored him and found
out where he ^had live and took him to
hfs home and found all the village in
great excitement. A hundred men
were searching for this lost man, and
and his family and friends rushed out
L ~ o c Vt o oorroo/]
IU 1IICCL JillU, U.11U, CIO UUU wvu WJ.XWVA,
at his first appearance bells were rung
and guns were fired and banquets
spread, and the rescuer loaded with
presents. Well, when some of you step
out of this wilderness, where you have
been chilled and torn and sometimes
lost amid the icebergs, into the warm
greetings of all the villages of the glorified,
and your friends rush out to give
you welcoming kiss, the news that
there is another soul forever saved will
call the caterers of heaven to spread
knnnnat onrt fVio IiaI 1 mPtt fcrt laV
cuts uuu vuv wo* v
hold of the rope in the tower, and
while the chalices click at the feast and
the bells clang from the turrets it will
be a scene so uplifting I pray God I
may be there to take part in the celestial
merriment. ''Until the day break
and the shadows flee away, be thou like
a roe or a young hart upon the mountains
GEN. WHEELER TESTIFIES.
As To the Operations of the Army
The war investigating committee
began the examination of witnesses
to-day by placing General Joseph
Wheeler on the stand. Chairman
Dodge stated the scope of the commission's
duties and asked Wheeler
whether he had any objections to being
sworn. He replied that he had none,
and Maj. Mills, recorder for the commission,
administered the oath. ExGov.
Beaver conducted the examination,
developing the essential facts as
to Wheeler's rank and commands.
Wheeler stated that he left Tampa
for Cuba on the 14th of June, but had
no knowledge of the plan of campaign
before going aboard the transport. On
June 21st Shafter ordered him to disembark
the next day which he did with
a portion of his command. lie rode
into the country four miles that day
and on the next day moved his troops
to Jaguracita. Then he began reconnoitering,
arranging with Gen. Castillo
of the Cuban army to send troops with
his men for the reconnoitre but the
Cubans did not keep the engagement.
He told of the first battle of La Guanimas,
stopping to compliment especially
the regular troops, and also to speak
of tbeir excellent firing. They soon
learned to distrust reports and estimates
of the Spaniards. Gen. Wheeler
had not been able on his own account
to secure any accurate estimate of the
Spanish loss during the American approach
Speaking of the proceeding after the
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nrsi Datue ne explained mat ue uau
been reported sick, and that there were
some movements just prior to the battle
of El Caney with which he was not
SICK BUT OX DUTY.
"I was not sick,' "but had been on
the 29th and 30th, still had not gone to
the sick list. I had fever but I appreciated
the situation, took medicine
and came out all right."
He was in the battle of El Caney,
on/1 avnr/isooil tllA ATYlTlirm tTlftt. TnnrA
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men were killed in the formation of
the line than afterwards.
i!I ought to say, "said the general in
the course of his testimony, ''that it
was magnificent to see officers of high
rank go across rivers with packs on
their backs, accepting all the fortunes
of war with their men. They slept on
the ground with the soldiers. None of
us were mounted and we were without
tents for several days."
GLAD TO SUFFER.
"Wheeler took up the -common report
that the Cubans stole the goods thus discarded.
It was not fair to accu se the
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LiatiVeSj 1UX liliCIC DM ou iuuvu vj. vuu
flotsam and jetsam, that, hungry and
poorly fed as the Cubans were, they
cannot be blamed for helping themselves.
He had seen among the twenty-two
thousand people who came out
of Santiago many ladies of refihement
who were emaciated and evidently hungry.
He steted that h> never had
heard of any shortage in commissary or
ordnance supplies at Santiago,-but he
been told that medical supplies were
short. He had no personal knowledge
on this point. As a rule the quality of
hardtack was good. The spirit of the
?? "" Irrnci /-.Vl Vl/? coir? that f.VliirA was
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tto disposition to complain.
"They were all proud to be there and
were willing to undergo hardships.1'
SPOKENHKE A SOUTHERNER.
Bliss Hill | and the Title That Miss
Winnie Davis Bore.
A special from Richmond, Ya., says:
Miss Lucy Lee Hill, daughter of Gen.
A.. P. Hill, whose nomination as the
i^T?T ' "TionrrVito-r nf tVio n<-?nfA^<vr?RV:'
stirred up a tumult throughout the
south, upon the ground that there
;ould never be a successor to that title,
ias written a letter to a friend here,
n which she says: "It has given me
nuch pleasure to know how many
:riends I have in this matter of the succession
to the title of the 'Daughter of
;he confederacy.' It is an honor unsought
by me, and with Gen. Gordo n
f sav the title should die with the
)rigi?al possessor, WinnieDavis. There
jannot always be a Daughter of the
Confederacy,' for I am the last one of
1 general's daughters to be born a-t that
lime, and with me it would end. I
im content as I am. a Confederate solliers
daughter. You can understand
bow I feel in regard to this matter.
The notoriety of it has worried me
jreatly. If I could only write you as I
feel, you would see how keenly this
iffair of the 'Daughter of the Confederacy'
has distressed mo. I appreciate
the fact that my friends sought thus
to honor my father through me, but
it was a mistaken kindness. X want
rou, and through you, the K. E. Lee
Camp, to know that the whole affair
has distressed me immeasurably, and
to that heart-broken mother I extend
my regret that the controversy should
It is sweet to know in time of sorrow
that God's love changes not. It is
the same in the brightness and when
the brightness changes into gloom. It
is the same in joy and when the joy
turns to grief. It is the same when
blessings are given and when they are
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A SERIOUS CHARGE?!
Col, Tillman Prosecuted for CriK !
elty to Little Negroes.
THEY STOLE A.PISTOL.
And Were Severely Beaten to Extnrt
a Confession. Preliminary- I
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Hearing Was Held in Columbia
Wild rumors were afloat Wednesday.
The city was filled with stories of
Lieut. Col. James H. Tillman's cruelty
in whipping three little negroes. Arthur
Fair, Jrm Smith and another named
"Wiley, aged about 14 years, for stealing
a pistol from "Uncle George," a
trncfpd faithful old nft<rro servant I
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who accompanied the First regiment
on its travels. Capt. 0. K. Mauldin of
Company H, and Lieuts. Walter M.
Dunlap, Company G, and AVa^de H.
Ligon, Company H. were very active in
preferring charges against Col. Tillman
and swore out a warrant for a preliminary
hearing before Magistrate Clarkson.
The affair occurred Monday afternoon
from 5 until 7 o'clock, and the cries of
the negroes were pitiful at the time,
although they seem quite satisfied now.
The hearing was to have been held
at 4 o'clock. Col. Tillman and his
counsel, B. L. Abney, Esq., appeared
promptly at that hour and asked for 30 ,
minutes in which to confer. At 4:30
the trial was commenced in the court
house, the magistrate's office being too
small to accommodate the crowd. Before
tbe testimony was taken Col. Tillman
made a short statement. lie very
much retrretted this whole occurrence.
The officers were ignorant of the fact
that he could not thus be arraignd, but
lie waived all such technicalities. All
that he asked was that the matter be
sifted to the bottom. Then it would
appear as it is?persecution not prosecution.
Capt. 0. K. Mauldin, the first witness
sworn, said that he was captain
of Company H, First. South Carolina
Volunteer infantry. He was sitting in
his tent on the afternoon of October 4.
His attention was attracted by the
srmnrl ;?<? nf fliA r><rr>r>in?r of a whin.
Stepped out of his tent and saw a
crowd gathered around the examining
tent near the spring. To satisfy his
curiosity he walked down and saw them
whipping a negro. Col. Tillman, who
seemed to be directing the affair, told
them "to lay it on him until he tells
where that pistol is." Later another
negro was brought from the First battalion.
This negro was Arthur Fair.
Under direction and by order of Col.Tillman
some of the privates took the
negro's pants off and turned him acros3
a barrel. Then a private named Robison
by Col. Tillman's order took a
strap. He was told to whip the negro
until he told where the pistol was.
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When one would get tired another took
a strap. Under the pain negro screamed
at different times and writhed off the
barrel. Col. Tillman ordered the privates
to put him on the barrel and hold
him there and to choke down his
screams. The? grabbed the negro by
the hands to hold him on the barrel,
but he would rear up his feet to protect
his body. Col. Tillman then put his
feet on the negro's feet, holding the negro's
dofrn. Then a private volunteered
to hold one of the negro's feet down.
Col. Tillman holding the other, and
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gro applied a vile epithet to some one
in the crowd. There was some confusion
and he could not see everything.
Col. Tillman said: "Who are you cursing,
you black scoundrel." He then
told the men to "give him hell", and
to hit him even if he did move his
arms and legs. The negro screamed
that he was cursing* at a negro and not
the colonel. A little bit afterward the
boy exclaimed, "Colonel don't whip
me any more. I will tell where I, or
we, or he. (didn't catch the pronoun)
"hid the pistol." The crowd then went
tt? some place in the First battalion,
near Col. Tillman's tent, but soon came
with the nesro and besan whip
ping hiin again. I left about that time.
I had gotten enough of it.
Lieut, J. H. Grant of Co. C, was the
second witness. He said that on the
afternoon of October 4, about 5 o'clock
he went down to Col. Tillman's tent
and found quite a crowd assembled, attracted,
as he ascertained, because Col.
Tillman had had two pistols stolen from
him. Asked Col. Tillman and he said
that some one had stolen his servant's
pistols. As different soldiers would
come ud Tillman would say that he was
glad that they had come, for he wanted
two negroes "whipped. He told the two
negroes present. Wiley and Jim, that
if they didn't produce the pistols he
would frail them. After some time
Col. Tillman said. ';A11 right, boys,
let's take them out here and see if we
can't make them tell where the pistols
are." Jim's pants were taken down,
he was thrown across a barrel and given
a good whipping. During that time he
implicated Arthur Fair. As soon as
Fair's name Was mentioned, he ran. the
crowd pursuing and overtaking him.
As tney were struggling to put jjur
over the barrel he outrageously cursed
the soldiers grapping him. Each soldier
began to beat the negro, asking at
the same time if he had reference to
them. Col,. Tillman then asked them
to let up on'the negro. About this time
the negro was sent to find the pistol
which be had hidden. "Witness went
along with them. The pistol could not
be found and they started back to the
place of whipping. Lieut Grant then
went to supper and knew nothing of the
siih-sprm^nt proceedings. When he came
back from supper they were still there
and the negro Jim claimed that he had
pawned the pistol down town. Lieut.
Grant then turned him over to a man
in his company, and told him to keep
him until this morning when he came
down town with the negro and found
that he had not pawned the pistol.
P. H. Hendrick, quartermaster sergeant
of Co. H, testified that he was
attracted to the spot where the whip
ping was in progress. A negro was
stretched across a barrel, being whipr
ped, as stated, for stealing a pistol.
Finally Col. Tillman ordered the whipping
stopped, in order to let the negro
find tbe pistol, as he promised to do.
They went to the colonel's tent and
they couldn't find the pistol. The nerrV*
+ i n rl t7T?1 I
UlU VY tiO L/iVU-jUv wuvrt ? V* w^v*
to lie across the barrel, protesting that
he knew nothing of the pistol. When
the flogging commenced, he would rear
up his feet and Col. Tillman walked
deliberately around and stood on the
negro's ankles. After awhile they let
up on the negro. In reply to questions
Col. Tillman never touched the boy except
when he held his feet still.
J. Walter Gray, Jr.. first lieutenant
of Co. F, testified as follows: About
supper time yesterday I heard some
licks and screams and upon inquiring
was told that they were whipping a
wymmm ? m . I j ,mr^t ?njfflg
Ddgro, At i)?it I thought it was ;w a j
slight whipping for some trivial offeaise. j
I aftcr*>rd? y.'yiu 4iiwu and found them !
unmercifully whipping a cross-eyed '
negro'who told (jol. Tilirban that the
pistol was sewed up in a matting in
I'ncle George's tent. The crowd took
the negro to. the tent and came back
without the pistol. Fie told Col. Till
Ill till Ulia.li ILCJ ?UU1UU L lt-l 11XIU X\JU?k. iU
the right tent. . They kept on-whipping
all three of the negroes in turn. After
some lime the' crowd threw a rope
around the neck of the cross-eyed
negro, and attempted to hang him.
Upon being a.uestioned ?aid that Col.
Tillman had nothing to do with that
part of it. lie was then in his tent,
25 yards away." After further crossexamination
Col. Tillman asked Lieut.
Gray if he had ever been under arrest
investigsted. Was satisfied that Col.
Tillman had reference to Arthur Fair
since coming to Columbia. Lieut. Gray
replied that he had, under telegram
from the provd'st" marshal at Jacksonville.
Col. Tillman asked him point
blank if he knew on what grounds, if
not for drunkenness. Lieut. Gray said
that no 'specific charges had been
.-made; but he had" proof that he had
been drugged. Col. Tillman asked if
Gray had been dragged since.
Arthur Fair said that he lives in
"Winnsboro. Went to Jacksonville with
the Second regiment and came back
with the First. Tuesday afternoon
Col. Tillman accused him of knowing
something of the stolen pistol and said
that he would beat him until he
(Arthur) would never see "sun-up" anymore
if he didn't tell where it was.
They put him down across the barrel
'and after Col. Tillman got off his feet
Sergt. McFadden, of Co. D. stood on
Cross questioned, he said he was 13
years old. Left the Second- regiment
because they had too many servants in
the regiment. Joined the First regi.ment
at Jacksonville. Was whipped by
Capt. Hardin, of Co. D, for giving
bread to men in another company. He
then attached himself to Co. B. Has
been 011 changang four times in Chester
couaty for stealing chickens. Admitted
that the pistol was stolen from
Col. Tillman's tent,,but didn't steal.it
himself. When Jim said a "boy on the
other side of the hill stole the pistol
he went back to the kitchen and they
came and got him. Begged Col. Tillman
to let him loose and he would give
him a quarter. (Laughter in court
room.) Then got down across the barrel
and they began to whip him.
Hadn't any desire to prosecute Col.
Tillman. Came to town with some
officers, waited for them at the street
car gangway. Paid his own way. Accompanied
by officers, went to Col.
Alston's house and" showed him where
be had been whipped. He then showed
the court the effects of his punishment.
W. M. Dunlap, first lieutenant Co. (x.
'testified that he was sitting in his
tent when it was to !d him that Col.
Tillman was giving some negroes the
devil." Walked over to where the
whipping was going on. At the time
they had just brought up Arthur Fair
whom they began to whip. Col. Tillmail
telling him that he would never
seen sunrise unless he told where that'
pistol was. He presently promised to
tell'where it was and they went with
him to get it. When they came back,
without pistol, they whipped him
n rm i fK/in rvn r?rAQa.
agaiu* 4.0XWJ vuvu wiomvuvvu vu VAVMW
eyed negro and he (Bunlap) left.
This ended the taking or evidence
for the. prosecution. ?/Ir. Abney stated
that he had a number of witnesses
whom he could produce showing discrepancies
in the evidence brought forward
by prosecution. It was npt legal
to perAit the defense in a preliminary
hearing to produce witness, but he
thought such technicalities might be
waived, as this was merely a case of
"humanity." Upon this being denied
him, he said that he would let the case
rest with a statement from Col. Tillman.
Col. Tillman stated in the outset that
he was willing to make his statement
under oath. He had hoped that it
would not be necessary for him to
make a statement. But as this prosecution
seems to have been brought up
more in order to give newspaper notoriety
to the prosecutors, who could
gain notoriety in no other way. he was
forced to make a statement, as they
refused to waive technicalities and let
him refute evidence with evidence. It
was untrue that he had ordered this
particular negro whipped. But he had
ordered the, whipping of this negro
stopped. And now he had been pa
raded up Here today as a mppoarome,
to prosecute himself. Two of his own
serveants he had ordered whipped, and
these two had told him today that they
deserved their whipping.
This is a long story and "will be
continued in our next." He had stood
persecution long enough. He had tried
to conduct himself as a gentleman in
this war. He had tried to treat every
officers with utmost respect; and not
being men enough tbey were now trying
to strike him over this poor negro's
shoulders. All of these officers at the |
first muster-in had been his friends,
and he had hoped that as they were so
soon to be mustered out. all little differences
of the past would be forgotten.
But he would neither court their
friendship nor fear their frown.
There was only one "great crime"
with which they could charge him?
being responsible for having the regiment
mustered out. Threats of courtmartial
had been made until he was
sick and tired of it. When the courtsmartial
started, the mills Jof the gods
would crrind slowlv. but they would
grind exceedingly well. He would meet
court-martial with court-martial.
He had been charged with carrying
a forged petition to Washington. That
statement was untrue. He had nothing
to do with it except to keep it in his
tent at night as others had been stolen.
He knew not whose name were or were
not on the petition. He suggested that
if the regiment had gone to Cuba
during active hostilities he would have
fallen, if fall he must, with his face to
to the front, leading not following.
He concluded saying: "If nothing I
can do ean appease you, if nothing I
can say can please you. then do your
worst, and by the eternal gods you
will meet a foeman worthy of your
The case against Lieut. Col. Tillman
was dismissed. The opinion of Magistrate
Clarkson, as duly rendered, is
that the evidence did not show the
matter to be of enengh import to warrant
him in sending it up to court.
A Military Court Will Now Try the
sensations are coming taics. uuu last r\
in military circles, and the end, in all
probability, is not. No sooner had Lt.
Col. Tillman been discharged by the
civil court this morning than he was arrested
at the Columbia hotel by the
military authorities and is now confined
to the limits of the camp at Geiger's
Spring. There is no guard over Colonel
Tillman, the order for his arrest
that he must act leave camp, j ?
Ths charges and specifications were ; ?
presented by Lieut. Wade Hampton j p
Ligou, ;>(' the Butler Guards of (1 rneu j i<
villa, and ;;u them Colonel Alston is.sued
an order fcr the arrest and confine- n
ment in camp of Lt. Col. Tillman. The d
arrest wa.s made by Adjutant Johnr c
Frost and Lt. Col. Tillman immediately
reported to camp in a carriage and is
The charges are very severe, if pro- ^
ven. and the specifications are based on
the same grounds as was. the civil
trial. The first charge accuses Lieut.
Col. Tillman of conduct unbecoming
an officer and a gentleman and is back- a
ed by the specification that while tem- b
porarily in charge of the camp he or- ^
dered enlisted men to beat, cruelly, a
negro boy named Arthur Fair. The
second charge is that Lieut. Col. Tillman
has acted in a manner prejudicial n
to the guard of the service. The charge t
is followed by the specification that r
Lieut. Col. Tillman not only superin- j
tended the whipping, but actually took '
part in it. *
THE COUNTRY EDITOR. 1
Satoo P.liormincr T'/vnoi-ioncec in TTic 1*
Checkered Career. J
We do not know who made the fol- ^
lowing graphic statement, but he was d
evidently some one who had "been w
there"'himself. Moreover, he was the c
editor of a ;'country newspaper," as fi
we are assured by the New York Tri- k
bune, and if he had written for a year r
he could not have stated the case more f:
clearly, and with such a wealth of d
philosophy: - n
i;The editor has a charter from the b
State to act as doormat'for the com- n
munitv. He will get trie paper out ii
somehow, and stand up for the town, u
and whoop it up for you when j'ou run n
for office,' and be about your bigfooted u
son when he gets a four-dollar-a week
job, and weep over your shrivelled soul b
when it is released from its grasping 1<
body, and smile at your wife's socond S
marriage. Don't worry about the edi- f<
tor, he'll get along. The Lord only u
knows how?but some how." ^
The News and Courier says that coy- d
ers the case, and covers it all over. The J
country newspapers in this State do w
more hard and thankless service for v
their respective communities than all w
the officeholders and professional sharps
and gentlemen of leisure who were c
created for some purpose, we suppose, u
They work early and late, and ninety n
per cent of their work goes without re- ir
ward. It is a strange thing about the o
the newspaper business generally that f]
most people do not regard it as ' 'busi- d
ness'' at all. Customers go into a store tj
and pay for what they get. . They do r<
not ask for a. pound of crackers, a w
bunch of ciagars. a box of candy, a bolt
of cloth, or any of the many thousand
things which are sold, but they ask
the price of the articles which they ti
think they would like, and if the articles ri
suit and the price is about what they ^
pan afford fn nav for them, thev nav for 0
them in cash, or 'iiave it charged." It ii
is not so with newspapers'.. If John t<
Jones make a great speech, and it is re- C
ported at length by a man who is paid a
for doing the work, and is printed in a Q
newspaper which has to pay for putting t<
the story in type, Jones would like to b
get half dozen copies of the paper for ti
distribution among his friends, aad a
Jones generally tries to get them for o
If the lovely Mrs. Brown Robinson I
has a tea and her parlors are crowded fi
with the elite of the land, and the li
society reporter writes a charming 1*
account of the delightful social func- d
t.inn Mrs. Rrnwn-Robinson would like n
to have ten or twenty copies of the pa- E
per to mail to her out-of-town friends, d
and she would be shocked if anything i'
should be said by the young man at the ?
desk about so common a thing as money t]
in exchange for the papers, which she ^
would obtain for the gratification of her d
own amiable wish to let her friends e
know how she figures in the great serial ^
swim. . ? Si
Several years ago, as we have been r<
told, a newspaper printed a long story d
about the celebration of a military com- ^
pany. It filled a great deal of space, a'
and cost a good deal of money to put it 0:
in shape for the entertainment of the T
reading public. It would seem that ?
the newspaper had done its full share
in writting up the celebration, but the P
next morning, all the same, a request ^
was made for a hundred and fifty copies
of the paper containing the story for "
general distribution, and a hundred a;
and fifty copies were worth, according c<
to the prices prevailing at that time,
exactly $7 50. Besides the expense of j,
writing up the celebration, the newspa- a
per was asked and expected to contribute ^
$7.50 to the admiration fund of the fj
When men die who have occupied & 0prominent
place in the community, 0;
and who have done good work for the q
State or Church or Society in their C(
day and generatiou, it is the invariable s,
? ? j ...... 1 11 _
rule 01 newspapers to speas wen 01 S1
them, and to give an account of their a]
lives. It would seem that in doing rj
this the newspaper had discharged its g
full duty to the public and to the de- b,
ceased; but there are societies and or- c
ders and organizations that would also a
like to make some public announcement 1
touching the esteem in which the de- j
parted had been he'd by his associates, I
and of how deeply they wonder at the I
inscrutable decree of Providence which j
had removed their friend and associate, |
and their words of appreciation and
sorrow are strung out in tributes of respect
which the newspapers are expect;
ed to print, for nothing. We have
known persons almost prostrated bysurprise
and indignation when they
have found that the newspaper attaches
money value to such eulogies.
It is in the religious press that the
obituary writer finds the amplest scope
for his talents, and his work of 'Embalming''
the memory of the dead has j
been pursued with such activity that !
the religious papers have been compell- a
ed for self protection to publish such I
reminders as the following which we 9
take from the Southern Presbyterian: %
"Obituary notices cot exceeding five
lines inserted without charge. Excess ?
over five lines, five cents per line."
And it is a remarkable thing how j"
many obituaries are published that do
not exceed five lines. Otherwise our
Church contemporaries would doubtless ?
be compelled to double the size of their
papers in order to hold such wordy !
manifestations of grief, than which' I
there in nothing cheaper even in these ^
days of five-cents cotton.
We would like to suggest to our
weekly and daily contemporaries that
possibly they are to blame for the value
which the general public places upon
their work. Xewspaper3 are bupiness in
enterprises just as mills and factories. F<
and stores, and their stock in trade is va
t a .i-i- it j.i
tne paper which txje> sun iu uien tus- -v
tomcrs, and such space as they offer to *jj
advertisers. Newspapers are not sup- v
ported by public appropriations, they
are not endowed institutions, they have
to live on the busines tha. they do.
and they should agree among themselves 0
as the method of doing business. Fvery
'eokl>' p^wapaper in South C^roliBa.
'e vectare tp sav, would be able to
ay all ir$ 4ebts and declare a gpod d;vlend
the first of every year oil the
price which is given to the public- for
otliing. and fur which the newspapers
o net receive so cheap a reward as siuere
ONLY SEVENTEEN KILLED.
Lineriean Naval Record of Casualties
in the Recent War.
Seventeen sailors killed and 84 casulties
all told was the total loss suffered
y the United Stated navy during the
ar. The figures have just been eomiled
at the navy department.
In Dewey's great fight in Manila bay,
ot a man was killed and every one of
he nine men wounded was able and did
etnrn to duty. In the battle of
uly third off Santiago, one man was
illed and there were 11 .casualties alocether.
In that fieht also every one
f tht wounded returned to duty. The
3ss suffered in the attack upon the
orts at the entrance to Santiago by the
Lmerican fleet June 22d was one sailor
illed and 11 men were wounded of
rhom only seven were able to return to
uty. The heaviest loss of the navy
ras at Guantanamo. There were 22
asualtiesin that one hundred hour
ght and of the list six mariners were
illed. Of the sixteen wounded nine
eturned to duty, three were invalided
rom the service and four continue uner
treatment. Next after Guantana10,
the battle with the forts and gunoats
off Cienfuegos caused the greatest
umber of casualties, the list aggregatag
12 with one man killed. Another
lan died subsequently from wounds,
ine returned to duty and one continues
More fatal in its results was the fierce
attle between the torpedo boat Wins>w
and revenue cutter Hudson with the
panish land batteries and artiltery
srces at Cardenas. Of the eight cas
alties five were deaths, though three
rounded men afterwards returned to
uty. In the bombardment of San
uan, the casualties numbered eight
rith one man killed. One of the
-ounded men was invalided home,
hile six returned to duty. ^
There were four other casualties ocarring
in as many separate engagexents,
and that completes the list of
aval losses. Of the 67 men wounded
i the war. 54 were returned to duty,
ne died of wounds, six were invalided
rom the service and six continue uner
treatment. Considering results oblined
this list is said to be the most
imarkable in the naval history of tlie
In his annual report just issued, Na:
1 n : ; p rj XT
looai lyomniissiuuer ui jnuuua,tiuu uatis
makes same encouraging statelents.
Among them is the increase of
ver a quarter of a million pupils dutr.
ag the past year in excess of the atsndanee
during the previous one.
>ther notable features in his report
re; that the-total enrollment in elelentary
schools amounted to about fifzen
and one-half million and the numer
of students in colleges, universiies,
academies and high schools w:s
bout 750,000 more; that, at the n.te
bserved in 1897, the total average of
ihooling per individual for the whole j
[niter! States amounts to verv nearlv !
ve years of 200 days each., and that a
ttleover one-fifth of the entire popuition
attended school at some time
uring the year. Perhaps the most
otewcrthy section in Commissioner
[arris' report is that in which he
wells upon the marked increase durQg
the past few years in the number
f scientific and technical schools in
lie country. In the six years, he says,
rom 1890 to 1896 the number of stuents
in engineering and applied scince
increased from 14,869 to 23,598.
'his shows the wide-awake practical
snse prevalent among American paints.
They are equipping their chilren
to meet the multiplied demands*
iat are beinsr made daily UDon the
etivities of our population in the field
f material development Twenty-five
ears ago parents, whenever able to
ive their sons the benefit of a college
aining, had them educated to be
reachers, lawyers or doctors. Now
ley are opening new avenues of infraction
in the higher mathematics,
1 scientific farming in engineering
ad in the wide and expanding field of
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