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/ VOL LIII \ ^ WINNSBOKO. S, C., WEDNESDAY. JULY 19, 1899. NO. 49 ~M
* ^ _ ?m?,
THE SUMMER SCHOOL
For Teachers Closes Its Succssful
and Valuable Work.
IT WAS A MARKED SUCCESS.
The Final Day Devoted to Examinations
in the Several De
partments. A Closing
The State summer school at Rock
Hill for teachers closed "Wednesday
night. The last day -was a very busy
one and a very interesting one; it was
the day of examinations. Written examinations
were held in all the class
except political ethics and primary
methods. It was not considered advisable
to hold examinations in these subjects.
The examination in Victorian
poetry was held Tuesday, mere were
enrolled in all the classes 379 students:
all save a half dozen or so were teachers.
Of these not more than ten or fifteen
dropped out, so that about 360
stood the examinations Tuesday and
Wednesday. The results ;8 these examinations
will be published later.
\ At dinner the last day Mr. J. Frank
Fooshe called the large body to order
and offered for consideration the following
Whereas we, the teachers in attendance
at the State summer school at
Winthrop, feel that the great pleasure
and profit received by us during the
past month calls for a public expression,
be it resolved, that our thanks are hereby
First. To the general assembly of
South Carolina for its liberal appropriation
for the improvement of the teach
ers ot tne state.
Second. To the State board of education
for its judicious management of
Third. To the Hon. Jno J. McMahan,
State superintendent of education,
for his enthusiastic and successful
<vff/vrfa in s rem si n fr a deeper inter
est in the cause of education throughout
the State, for his efficiency in all
the duties devolving upon him, and for
^iiis^devoted and faithful attentions to
all our interests.
Fourth. To the authoiities of Winthrop*
college for their financial aid and
to President D. B. Johnson for his
most hearty cooperation in organizing
the school and for his faithful supervision
of all interests entrusted to his
care; and also to all his assistants for
their valuable services.
i^fe-JiG-^members of the faculty
* Jl !- n2-r?>x!f !aV>nrs in nnr
lor liieir very ?
behalf, 'for their uniformlyand
courteous attention, and for
great interest in the success of our
work, and also to the lecturers who
contributed so largely to our pleasure
o;?xl. A>fi7ftnQ r\f ~Rn?>tr TTl 11
OXJLLU* JLU Iug v* a?wm
fcr.thereontinned interest they have
manifested in our work, and for their
many kind and thoughtful contribuY
tions to our enjoyment.
* I ..Seventh. To the press of the State
for its aid in bringing the meeting
prominently before the people, thereby
adding largely to the possibilities of its
Eighth. To the railroads of the State
for reduced rates to and from Rock
' '* JJUM.
ine resoiunons were secuuueu uj mi.
Dreher of Columbia and passed by a
standing vote. ?
On Wednesday evening there was a
grand concert given under the direc
tion of Prof. Wade R, Brown, the professor
of vocal music of the scho^
This was in every respect a brilliant
success, delighting the audience of berrAA
3 OAA Tf -n-Qc on
tween iuu anaow pevp-ic. iu <*.:>
unusually appreciative audience, bem?
composed of the very exponents of eu
ucation and culture.
The following was the programme
Chorus?Gloria, from "Twelfth
Vocal quartette?"0, For the "Wings
of a Dove." (Knight) Miss Ida M.
Cronan, Miss Sallie S. Bailey, \Y. Z.
McGhee, Hugh C. Haynsworth; Mr.
Brown at the piano.
Sopranb solo?Sancta Maria. (Faure.)
Mrs. Wade R. Brown.
Chorus?"0, Hush Thee, My Babie."
Piano solo?Valse de^ Concert.
(Wieniawski.) Miss Margaret Hope
Vocal trio?Forget Me Not. (Rotoli.)
Miss Cronan, Mrs. Brown, Miss Zula
Chorus?Under Blossoming Branches.
^ Baritone solo?Lochiel's Song, from
<4Rob Roy." (De Koven.) W. M.
Part song?Good Night. Good Night.
Beloved! (Pinsuti.) Mr. Brown,
Miss Brock, G. B. Tocle. Fred A. Cummings.
^ Choral ballad?The Miller's Wooing.
(Faning.) The State summer school
Mrs. F. X. K. Bailey presided at the
At the conclusion of the programme
President Johnson arose and made a
few very cordial and appropriate remarks
concerning the marked success
of the school, congratulating the teachers
assembled on their excellent and
faitiifui work. He assured them of
welcome to Winthrop, and hoped that
it would be his pleasure to have them
Jb After President Johnson, Superinf
tendent McMahan arose, and. mounting
the rostrnm, said:
"I do not come forward to present
you with diplomas. You deserve
them, it is true. But you deserve
more. A diploma does not always represent
what it should. The true rewarc
of effort is achievement, and you have
what you deserve. A public testimo
nial is not the prize for which you put
forth intellectual effort; the true prize
is the added mental power the increased
capacity that results from honest effort
?the real benefit whether or not it receives
the -world's recognition.
"The past four weeks impress upon
us the truth that life is measured not
by the lapse of years but by the variety
and extent of our activities. As you
look baek upon this month and compare
it with the many months that have
gone before and become indistinguishable
from the others, you realize how
j much you have liveaV during these 2S
| days, which shall stanch out in your
lives forever. You have'v more thaD you
I can tell at home for months to come.
You have much that you frill rememI
ber with pleasure for year&,. Your lives
j have been enriched. (v
"When on the morning \of the 15th
of June, but a little while agd^we gathered
on our first day, you felt that you
were about to enter upon a doubtful j
onil arir'pnt'nrrms vr>Y:isre. I ana Sure I
that, with me, j on now feel like returning
thanks that we have come tjo so
pleasant a haven, so worthy a goal?
though not the final goal. \
"And now we have reached the end.
Yet it is not the end. Every end is- but
% new beginning, and the end of 'our
summer school is the beginning, of a
greater professional spirit and anjbition
among our teachers, of a higher standard
of the intellectual and moral atta
nments for which the teacher raust
strive, and of better teaching and:better
schools in our State. You go forth
from here as apostles of light for South
Carolina. This ending will be the beginning
of an educational awakening
of the people throughout the State and (
of better educational conditions. And ,
it is the beginning of sweet memories,
bringing back to us the scenes of a
month of delight; memories that, as '
time passes, grow stronger and sweeter,
brightening our lives and binding us
together injthe strongest bonds through (
the years to come. We will close by ;
singing 'God be With You Till We i
Mett Again.' "
Tile audience then arose and all
joined in the song, "God be With You
Till We Meet Again." After this the ,
summer school was at an end.
A few teachers Left on the 11 o'clock (
train that night, but the most of them ,
remained till yesterday, when there ,
was a grand dispersion. The ticket
^ ? ? ? ? ~ J A*% si r\ AW A
aau baggage ageuts uau ucitu
day and part of another selling tickets
and checking baggage, so 'as to avoid
the rush and confusion at the station.
ADDRESS TO THE SONS.
Division Commander Weston Makes i
Announcement?! About Reunion.
The following hz.s been issued to the
0 -i.*L ?%Qat^c? /\? \r nfor_ ,
OUUtJLL VctrUiliirt uuuo vi v wvu
ans, from the headquarters of Mr. F. 1
H. Weston, commanding South Caro- ;
Columbia, S. C., July 12, 1399.
It is needless to urge upon the sons
of South Carolina Confederates the !
great work before the organization of
United Sons of Confederate Veterans. .
Nowhere else is the Confederate soldier
more loved and honored than in the ,
Palmetto Stats. The sons of South. (Jar- ,
rolina'3 brave soldiers can never do !
enough to perpetuate the glorious his
""4AIVJ3* tiia-t memorable struggle for (
whicK their" 'CO. jiJgOiY1"' TO *
sponsible and in -which their fathers
bore such a worthy part.
The annual convention of the South ,
Carolina division. Sons of Confederate '
T7*>+<?rans is tn hp. held in Chester. Julv
26. At that time and place the veter- '
ans will hold their reunion, and the occasion
will be on5 of thorough enjoyment
and valuable instruction. Every
camp of Sons should be fully represented,
and to that end attention is
called to special order No. 1, recently
issued. Camps are again urged to elect
delegates and send their names at once
to the division commander at Columbia
and to Arthur L. Gaston, adjutant of
Camn Jno. R. Culp, at Chester. This
is very important and should be attended
to at once.
Each camp is also entitled to one
sponsor and as many maids of honor as
1.mas-be desired. The names of these
should also be sent to Comrade Gaston
at Chester. Preparation for their entertainment
in fitting style is being
made and a grand ball in their honor is
proposed. It is very important that .
the Chester comrades know how many
are to be provided for, and the camps (
are earnestly requested to aid our hosts
in this way.
Let us all unite our efforts with those .
of the Chester comrades so that the
convention may be a success and the
deeds of our faihers be appropriately ,
honored in the eyes of the world. |
FraDcis H. Weston,
Jas. A. Hoyt, Jr., (
Some Figures that Dazzle. |
A biblical student in the city, says <
the Washington correspondent of the s
Chicago Record, declares that if the 1
descriptions of Solomon's temple are
accurately given in the Bible and by '
secular authorities, the total values of 3
that edifice and its contents must have i
exceeded $50,000,000,000. In the '
first place, the value of the materials in i
it u ci9 s;nn nnn . ,
| me lUllgii is cauuiaicu av v-")"vu,vuv,
! 000 and the labor at $3,000,000,000. '
According to Villalpandis, 10,000 men '
were engaged in cutting cedar lumber, i
80,000 were engaged in cutting stone
and 60,000 in bearing burdens, for a J
period of seven years, who, in addition i
to their wages, received 50 cents a day <
for food. According to the same au- :
thority, which is corroborated by Jose- i
phus, the vessels o;: gold were valued at i
140,000 talents, which reduced to '
American money, is equal to $2,326,- '
481,015. The vessels of silver are cal- 1
culatedat$3.231,715,000, the vestments
of the piiests and the robes of the singers
$10,050,000, and the value of the
trumpets of gold was $1,000,000.
Eight Then, Wrong Now.
Gen. Wheeler's eagerness to join in
the conquest of the Filipinos does not
command much applause in South Carolina.
The reason is given in the following
extract from the Anderson People's
Advocate: ;;He is going there to fight
a nennle who are fizhtins for the very
~ r* - "X--" ?w ^ same
principle that he gave four of the
best years of his life to maintain, and
he must feel when he gots there that he
is occupying a very anomalous position.
It is impossible to reconcile the two.
If what he fought for in 1861-65 was
right, then what he is fighting for now
is wrong. These people only claim the
right to govern their own country in (
their own ?s-ay, just -what we claimed ,
the right U do 3S years ago. If Gen.
Wheeler keeps on it might have been
fortunate for his history if he had
stopped a Mauser bullet at El Caney."
STICKS TO BRYAN.
Ex-Senator Pugh, of Alabama, Dis
agrees with Senator Morgan,
WANTS SILVER DROPPED.
Must Renew the Fight of 1896
Party Cannot be Harmonized
by Dodging the
While in Washington Thursday Ex
Senator Pugh, of Alabama, was askec
if he had read the interview of his olc
colleague, Senator John T. Morgan, or
the question of what sort of man the
D^mnr?raiir? nnnvATitinn should nomi
nate aad v?hat sort of platform it shoulc
adopt next year to increase the strengtl
of the Democratic party in the electior
of a president.
''I have read the interview and was
greatly surprised and mortified," saic
the ex-senator. "'Senator Morgan says
no man can question his fidelity to the
free coinage of silver, or deny the necessity
for its restoration in our monej
"The question he asks and answers
is: 'Eow is thi? most important result
to be accomplisbed?: He answers thai
the first and indispensable thing to be
done is to uuite?bring together and
solidify the divided and antagonistic
elements of the Democratic party now
existing in the Edst, South and West
on the money question?and, secondly,
that such union can best be effected by
u01iuau.uug a wuu uao llkj matreme'
views and has expressed no 'extreme'
opinions on the coinage question.
"I do not question the sincerity oi
honesty of Senator Morgan's convictions,
but I feel constrained by mj
sense of "duty to the Democratic party,
and the country to enter my earnest
protest against and condemnation ol
"What are we to understand by ar
extreme position on cne money uj
coinage question?" Is that part of the
Chicago platform extreme? Does aE
indorsement of the Chicago platform
put a Democrat in an extreme position^
What shall the next Democratic convention
do after it shelves Bryan? Tc
be consistent the convention should
amend the platform of 1896 so as to gel
the party-out of its so-called present
"extreme' positron on the coinage qaestion
and place it in harmony with the
conflicting elements, and especially sc
as to accommodate itself to the elastic
and broad gange position of the ne^
nominee on the coinage question.
How is such a feat to be accomplish-r
' 1i\^c^^^fl3/^aid ex-Senatoi
Pagh "thakifffche conflicting element*
of the^ )f^^tic party can be united
and brought into harmonious action op
the coinage question, which "&amanifest
impossibility, by shelvingBf^ac
and making a new platform, broad
enough te take on and satisfy all gold
standard advocates, and be endorsed bj
any nominee who may have to renounce
his life-long opinions against free coin
age and pledge himself to approve anj
bill on that subject the .Democrats
might pass through both houses of con
gress, the party cannot be very much
divided, and can certainly be verj
easily united, as it would show itself
without any fixed principles on anj
"If the Democratic party would se
cure more strength by trusting a nominee
who had been a lifelong enemy of
free silver coinage on his pledge tc
waive the veto power and approve saca
a bill if passed by the party that elected
him, it would be a spectacle unprecedented
in history, but it would prove
there would never be any free coinage
of silver if such a president were
'What influence would a Democratic
president with gold standard convictions
that he had waived to insure his
election exercise in his great office?
Would he be silent pending a free coinage
bill in congress? How would he
distribute his appointments? How
many Democrats who had urged Bryans
nomination and favored the Chicagc
platform would receive appointment?
"No, si;r it is a grave mistake of my
vU T Tvirra mn<Vh nnlih
isjlu a. ? r w ? ical
experience. I have watched parties
and know their history. My political
career has ended, but I am as much as
sver devoted to the Democratic partj
md itr principles as declared in the
''I believe that William J. Bryan is
Lhe best organized and wisest and ^osi
reliable Democratic statesman now living,
and he is now better established ic
^ * fl , 1 4 ? ^
[He conHdeace ot tue .amsrmau peupic
as such a statesman, and is now strongsr
than he ever was. and can be elected
when nominated, as he will surely bj
the next Democrotic national convention.
"As to the next Democratic platform,
with additional declarations
against the manifolfi trusts growing out
of the existence of the gold standard
and prohibitory tari2 duties; also in
favor of a vigorous prosecution of the
existing war in the Philippine Islands
until peace and order is established and
the governing power and jurisdiction
of the United States is fully recognized
throughout the archipelago, also that
peace and order and the governing
power of the United States is to be es
tablished, not for territorial expansion
r>r rlnrm'ninr, nf thft United States, but
for the sole purpose of securing to the
people of those islands better and more
stable government, with all the rights,
liberty and privileges they show themselves
by trial to be capable of exercising
and enjoying in a condition of independent
The Columbia Record says: <:There
will be a session of congress before the
next national platforms are made hy
the great parties. The Republicans
vrill have a clear working majority in
that session. If the Republicans are
in earnest in-their anti-trust protestations,
they need not wait until the time
of their convention to inaugurate an
anti-trust crusade; they can start the
ball a-rolling in congress." The trusts
need uot fear. There is no danger of
the Republiian par^y interfering with
COTJNTEY'S CROP CONDITIONS.
The Weather Burear's Weekly Summary.
The weather bureau has issued the
following summary of ciop conditions
for last week:
The weather conditions of the week
ending 8 a. m., July 10, 1899, were for j
the most part favorable for farming I
operations and crop growth in the districts
east of the Rocky Mountains, be- J
ing especially to in the States of the I
upper Mississippi and Missouri valleys
and in the Atlantic coast districts. The
week has been marked by the absence
of high temperatures east of the Rocky
' Mountains. Excessive rains of the '
I past week have caused some damage to ^
i grain in shock in Kansas, and similar ?
> damage is reported from Texas as a re- 1
suit of the unprecedented rainfall of ,
the previous week.
I Drought continues in the central i
i Gulf States, Tennessee, portions of the *
. Ohio valley and southern Michigan, be- ^
1 a i m ^ 4
mg very severe in central leuuessee; ?
j rains are also needed generally throush^
out the Rocky Mountain districts, but *
. on the Pacific coast the conditions have <
, been seasonable. ?
While rainfalls amounting to one- t
r half or three-fourths of an inch are re- 1
ported over a considerable portion of <
i drainage basin of the Brazos river in A
. Texas, the conditions of the whole have.. 1
! been favorable to the subsidence of wa- ^
[ ters in the inundated digtricts. 3
This has been another favorable week. I *
for corn in the principal corn States, 1
and the corn has generally made rapid ^
growth. Heavy rains_and high winds s
have blown down corn over a consider- -(
able area in Iowa, slight damage frogi r
chinch b'.'gs is reported from Missouri I
and drought has checked growth in
portions of Ohio and Kentucky, and *
caused serious damage in central Ten- 3
nessee. Cultivation has been delayed i
\ by rains iu portions of Michigan and t
r Wisconsin; but on the whole the crop ^
is clean and is largely laid by in the 5
1 States of the central valleys. i
? Winter wheat harvest is finished, ex- 5
cept in the extreme northerly sections, <5
L where it is well advanced, although de- *
. layed by rains in portions of "Wiscon- t
' sin and Michigan. la Kansas and S
t Texas some damage has resulted from s
t sprouting in shock. En California 1
i harvesting is nearly finished and wheat 3
is ripening in Oregon. Nd unfavorable c
( reports respecting spring wheat have ?.
[ been received from the spring wheat <3
. region, except from the central and $
eastern portions of South Dakota. v
' A good crop of oats is being harvest-- c
, ed in Indiana and Illinois, and the out- T
look in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylva- a
> - T .j_:__
, ma is promising, uuugiug is icpuiocu 'r
from rust in Missouri and drought in j
South Dakota. I
In the central and eastern portions of
the cotton belt cotton has made. good .
. progress, although injured to some ex- c
! tent by insects in portions of Mississip- T
pi and Georgia. In the Caroiinas it ^
l is reported as small b*t healthy. In
South Carolina the Sea Island crop was ^
l never better. Outside the flooded re- r
gion in Texas cotton is doing well and c
a . . . ?1 5 1. ^
[ trailing niceiy, except in scattered 10- c
^ calities, where too rank growth and f
/ some complaints of insects are report- ^
&d. It will be two weeks yet before q
r thSK^amage to cotton in the flooded dis- q
, tricraf Texas can be determined, or to t
the exr&nt which cotton wil. be re- a
L planted.\In 13 conntics in -the south- j
r ern half oiN^he Brazos drainage basin _
the loss resuming from the flood is esti- r
, mated at from fine-third to one-half the crop.
- \ o
Oaring to drought, the tobacco acre- t
age in Tennessee is much reduced, and -
the prospects for this crop in that State a
| are poor. In portions of Kentucky and ?
Ohio the growth of tobacco has also c
: "been checked b^dronght, but generally j
the Crop IS domgwen in uiau seutiuu.
? In the Carolinas, aiddle Atlantic States c
[ and New England the general outlook s
[ for tobacco is improved, the crop being j.
in fine condition in MarytaTrtb-??^ a
Wont Betire Under Fire. *
Secretary Alger Wednesday made t^.
a representative of the Associated Press
his first personal statement concerning
the reports that he is about to resign I
; from the cabinet. When asked as to \
the truth of the rumors, the secretary 1
1 said: "What do you mean, exactly?" t
1 "I mean to ask whether or not the c
stories that you are to retire from the t
cabinet in the near future are true.
There is nothing in these reports but 11
| air," replied the secretary, "1 shall j
; not retire this year certainly, and can- a
j not say as to the futnre. My private 1
business and the state of my health g
will govern my future course. These
constant assaults and repeated baseless t
; reports are, of course, very annoying t
to me and extremely distressing to my"t
family, but I have never yet retired un- \
1 der fire and do not propose to do so i
now. Nothing that I have ever heard <3
| or know of has been so cruel as these
; attacks upon me. If my critics can r
point to one thing in my official career f
I have done that I oughi not to have t
done, or I have not donetthat I should t
have done, I shall be vefjy glad to sur- t
' render my official duties#' - L
To Honor Dr key. ?
1 It is proposed to er^jt in New Or- e
! leans a monument coL^nemorati^e of *]
? the valor and achievme\ts of Admiral
' Dewey, and a committer consisting of ai
Associate Justice iVIonpe of the Louis?x.-_
lana supreme court, an 01 jer civil ana n
; military officials of tlEstate has been w
I formed to carry out t'rfdesign. Popu- ^
lar collections of 25 Ofcs are request- h
ed. In their reques ior subscriptions
; the citizens having tfr matter in charge tl
! say: "In thus hono!% the son of Ver- <3,
1 mont in Louisiana* fie sentiment of 0j
rich and poor from~p parts of the w
country may be cr-jentrated in the
' Southland. f m
Who W: He? qi
In The State Thur ay morning there
is a telegram telling >f the doings of a ^
; I "leading" state o*eJr in Charleston, _
who had to be p3-:' out of a street car
' on account of^vunkenness. State
i Louse officials like to know who
was referred to-^jphose at home and i
otherwise accc'^d for are naturally
somewhat indr^nt, as most any state pc
i official may betinominatod "leading," an
i and innocent don't desire any sus- SI
i picion to be(^l upon their behavior Jc
i or conduct ^pme or abroad, unless W
1 there is ju: s?ation for it. State th
l house officia^^very much interested re:
in this matte.^lColumbia Record. j as
Very Few Have Been Accepted
in This State So Far.
ALL FOR THE REGULARS.
Rnmo r\-f +ha Onalifir;n+inn?; for
Becoming a Soldier. The
Composition of a Regiment.
The recruiting station in the Kendall
IT * 1^.3 J_J
suiiaing is not packed ana eruwueu
with. young inert eager to offer their
lervices to their country. Perhaps the
would-be volunteers are waiting for the
ate First regiment to volunteer as a
whole. There have been nine recruits
iscepted within the past ten days, all
for the regular army. All but two of
;hese were colored.
Under the new call for volunteers
:here are to be ten regiments. Resruiting
offices have been established
ill ever the country, and when a volunleer
passes the medical examination
md is accepted, he is sent to the nearist
regular army post, headquarters for
ihe regiment being organized. South
Carolina is in the department of the
yulf, with headquarters at Atlanta, or
?ort McPherson. G-a. When a recruit
s accepted here, he is sent to Fort Mcpherson
to join his regiment, the
[Venty-ninth. North Carolinians are
lent to Camp Meade, Pennsylvania,
5-eorgians, Alabamians, South Carolilians,
etc., will compose the Twentylinth.
While Uncle Sam wants men, and
rants themj)ad, still he affects a lordly
pr and demands that the men to be
Sacrificed in the Philippines must not
>e vagabonds. When a yonth applies
or admission to the army, the first
[oestion put to him is "Are you a
oinor?" If the young man is not 21
'ears old his parents or guardian are re'
* 1 x. -1? 1.*/? _ . x . x"L ..x xl ? J ^
[Ujrea 10 maice eercmcate uu
tot object to his enlistment. The cerificate
reads in part, "I do hereby fully
;rve my consent to his enlistment as a
oHier in the volunteer army of the
Jnited States for the period June 30,
30r." This permission having been
ibtaified, the boy is free to enlist.
-.The next step is to get a recommenktion
of character. Uncle Sam claims
hat he doesn't want dissolute and
worthless characters in his army. The
fearaoter gauntlet having been run, the
elentless physician gets in his work,
.'fid: the physical ezamination is not as
.'easy!' as one might imagine. Except
a'special cases none but unmarried
oeri will be enlisted for this service.
' Bach of these regiments will consist
?f 1,359 men, of whom 50 will be comuissioned
officers. The following is
he make-up of an infantry regiment:
One coionel, one lieutenant colonel,
hree majors, one surgeon with the
ank of major, two assistant surgeons,
me of whom shall have the rank of
aptain and one that of first lieutenant,
ourteen captains, two of whom shall
le available for detail as adjutant and
[uartermaster, sixteen first lieutenants,
if whom one shall be available for deail
as commissary and three for detail
,s battalion adjutants, twelve second
ieutenants, one sergeant major, one
[uarter master sergeant, one commissav
serzeant. who shall have the ran?,
lay and allowances of a regimental
[uartermaster sergeant of infantry,
hree hospital stewards, three battalion
ergeant majors, who shall be senior to
.nd have the pay and allowances of a
irst sergeant, one baud, and t^elye
:ompanies, organized into three battalons
of four companies each.
Each infantry band shall consist of
>ne chief musician, one principal muician,
one drum major, wLo shall
iave the rank, pay aul allowances of
i first sergeant, four sergeants, eight
lorporals, one cook, and twelve prirates.
QUALIFICATIONS FOE RECRUITS.
The term of service will be for the
)eriod ending Tune 30, 1901, and, as
>rovided in section 12 of the act of
?arch2, 1899, these enlistments may
ri made "without restrictions as to
iftizenship or educational qualificai?s."
applicants for origina enlistment
?at ho thf*. aires of 18 and 35
UU^V .. ?
re;|3, of good character and habits,
ib Ibodied, free from disease, and
m 1 be able to speak the English lanjnCfe
? | person under 18 years of age will
jeTJilisted or re-enlisted, and minors
jet^ipen the ages of 18 and 21 must not
iF.oWisted or reenlisted without the
rci.il11 consent of father, only survivng
Jrent, or legally, appointed guarJ
Mried men will not be enlisted or
cei;"?ted without special authority
rot regimental commander or from
he Ifijutant general of tne army in
he.*wenceof a regimental o/ganizaion
Al#icants will be required to satisfy
lie ir?ruiting officer regarding age and
harJBfcer. They must defray their own
xpe^ftes to the place of enlistment;
iei;f ?tness for the military service can
Anlrr nnnn an examination
t a Jruiting station.
Fee Gantry height should be
ot I.j 3 than five feet four inches, and
eig not less than one hundred and
ven pounds and not more than one
and' d and ninety pounds.
Re uiting officers are however, auiori;i
d in their discretion to accept
ssir; le applicants who are ten pounds
lesr overweight or underweight, or
ho t ry not more than a fraction of an
ich f?>m the required height or chest
easu^s, if they meet an otner reiirerv?nts,
and their enlistment is
comuO&nded by the medical examiner.
1 ever? suc^ case the variation from
ie now14! standard should be carefully
)ted ? the enlistments paper.?The
d9 Goes to Manila.
Mis?3* Annie Wheeler has been aplintec
nurse by the war department
id assiKnfid to duty in the Philippines.
ie accompany her father, Gen.
>sepl* Wheeler, to Manila. Miss
heel?1 accompanied her father
rou?M Santiago campaign and
ndp-ff valuable services to the sick
THE TEXAS DISASTERAn
Earnest Appeal to the PeopL
Representative R. B. Hawiey o:
Texas, who is now in "Washingtoa
"Wednesday made public the following
statement with reference to the flooc
situation in that State: "The disaste:
which has overtaken the communitie:
in Southern Texas is without parallel
in our country. At sou:e points th<
precipitation was three and a half feel
in 60 hours, resulting in a flood of enor
mous proportions, covering an area oJ
many square miles to a depth of from c
to 20 feet, and a loss of from $25,000,'
000 to $40,000,000. y
';No less than 20 populous towns have
been inundated as well as thousands
of well established and well orderec
farms, which today are in a complete
state of desolation. Practically everj
work animal?every milk cow, togethei
with all stock cattle and every vestige
of vegetation have been swept away,
leaving the country completely devastated.
Withia the influence of this awful
disaster resided over 100,000 people,
almost half of whom are in a state ol
hftlnlessness todav. exceDt as thev may
be provided for by those who are generous
and able to assist them.
'The State of Texas is doing its
utmost to relieva the suffering. It is,
however, impossible for the State alone,
within the time necessary, to succoi
these people and come to theif relief.
""When the great Johnstown flood occurred
Pennsylvania could have easily
taken care of their own if given time,
but as time was, as it is now, the essential
factor, they were obliged to ap
peai tu a generuua puuuu iu cvci^y pan
of the Union, and at every quarter the
relief was immediate on a scale commensurate
with the disaster.
"To the public the flood district of
Texas appeals today to supply
the necessities of life until the horrors
of the flood shall have passed, and the
people shall be in position to again address
themselves to the task of reestablishing
"For this purpose it is urged through
the press, the different commercial authorities
of every city of the Union
that this appeal be answered.
uForthe distribution of this relief a
system is being organized throughout
the flooded district immediately ujtder
the direction of the governor of Texas,
to whom all contributions should be
addressed at Austin, Tex., and under
whose care every dollar will be judiciously
and effectively expended."
HAY FOS THE SOUTH.
i iv? n r_ o i.t.
.Beggar weea a .erne urop xu oouuu
Atlantic and Gulf States.
The south buys $100,000,000 worth
of products each year from the north
that could be produced at home. Hay
is no small item of this $100,000,000,
and we wish to see every reader cease
paying triubte to the north this year,
so far as hay or forage is concerned at
least, says The Southern Ruralist.
We stated some eight years ago that
we believed beggar weed to be the best
hay crop for Florida. We believe it
more firmly today than ever, not only
for Florida, but for all the south Atlantic
and gulf states, wherever there is
a considerable percentage of sand in the
In nutritive value it is not excelled
Ivw ? ??? o ? 4-U A nAvfltAvn / ? TT nlor^fo on/1
uy H11 y U1 tuc UUIOUCIU xxatj yiauuoj
ill animals are eager for it, either green
or cured. It is easily grown, in most
parts of the gulf states giving two crops
and at the same time leaves your soil
more fertile and in better mechanical
condition than before. It has succeeded
as a hay crop as far north as the
northern line of Arkansas and a number
of our correspondents are increasing
their acreage every year in that section,
convinced by experience of its value.
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MOSi iaiiures w^in Deggar weeu ?oaie
from attempting to sow it too early.
For a good stand it requires heat and
moisture. The summer rainy season of
Florida furnishes the best conditions
for successful germination. In the
states north of us we should advise
sowing in May or June. Use only
cleaned seed, sow broadcast at rate of
eight to tea pounds per acre, barrow in
to a depth of two inches and let nature
do the rest. The soil, especially if it
has clods, should be well broken up and
worked down fine with a harrow before
seed is sown,
A ton of beggar weed hay can be
made at one-third the cost of a ton of
corn fodder, and your stock will relish
it far better. If you do not want hay,
it is well worth your while to plant it
for soil improvement. This is especially
true of orange groves where the owners
do not wish to run the risk of ravages
of the pumpkin bug and danger
from fire which comes with velvet bean
planting in orange groves. It is hardly
w-rc'r. while to say a word to Florida
people as to its value. They know it.
It is the readers of The Ruralist in
other states that we wish to impress
with its value.
A Bie Damage SuitThe
only business transacted in the
* i mi j _
court ot common pieas i nursaay w?ts
the conclusion of the damage suit of
McCabe, the brakeman, against the
Southern railway, for $25,000, on account
of injuries received in an accident.
The jury found a verdict for the
plaintiff for $12,500. Mr. John P.
Thomas, Jr., counsel for defendant,
gave notice of appeal. An act of the
legislature denies the right of domesticated
corporations to transfer such
cases from the State to the United
States courts. Judge Simonton of the
federal court has held that corporations
possess such right, and that cases can
be transferred. The supreme court of
South Carolina, per contra, has affirmed
the act of the legislature in question
and decided that cases cannot be so
transferred. In accordance with the
decision of the State supreme court
Judge Buchanan denied the motion of
the Southern railway to have the McCabe
case transferred to the Federal
court. Hence the appeal. ?The State.
According to history Alger began
running some time in the sixties, which
reminds the World that he who fights
and runs away will live to run another
THE CROPS AND WEATHER. '
J What the Department of Agriculture y
Says About Them.
E There were a few very hot days dur,
iog the week ending July 10th, but the
I average temperature was slightly below
I the normal. The range of temperature
r was between 53 and 100 degrees. F
5 There were frequent showers during
[ the week, especially over the central
4 and eastern counties, where in places
' the ground is too wet. Over the north
k central and western counties the show
n J 1 l _ _ J
ers were very lew, ugat anu locai, auu
[ many places are suffering for rain.
I Rain which began falling aftermost of
the reports were mailed, may have af
forded relief. Over the greater portion s
of the State the moisture conditions 0
; are now very favorable. "
' Some damage was caused by hail and 0
high winds, but it was confined to a
J small areas. r:
Reports on cotton, while not wholly ^
favorable, are very promising. The 0
! crop is small, healthy, clean and bloom- ^
ing freely; lice continue to infect it, in
places, but are doing no serious injury. "
A few report the plant growing too ^
, much to weed, others as not growing at P
; all, especially on red land in the west- a
ern counties. Sea island cotton never ^
looked better. o
The corn crop continues to suffer ?
1 from bud worms and the larger corn
3talk-borer. Drought has also affected h
~ ?" ??"1 A*TA? 2.
LUC U1U?J SCIIUU^IJ UVCi idigc aicao, wu.w on
the contrary, in places the crop is
very fine. Old corn is practically all t*
' laid by. _ - S
Tobacco improved somewhat during h
the week, although in places more rain d
is needed to develop the upper leaves, k
Cutting and curing has become quite s<
1 general. In Marion county the crop is I
turning out yery well. h
Rice is doing well, although cater- ti
, pillars still infest it at a few points. t<
The early rice is receiving its last flood- w
ing. On some plantations water for e"
flooding is not yet available. Jr
Sweet potato slips continue to be set w
out, peas to be sown and the second E
crop of Irish potatoes to be planted, -w
Sugar cane and sorghum vary in con- b
dition. but generally look promising. f<
HayiDg continues on the coast mead- tl
ows. Little or no fruit, save a few h.
" apples, anywhere in the State, except h
grapes, which are plentiful in the west- h
ern counties, but are rotting badly.
Melons are being shipped in large quan- "y
tities to the northern markets. <?
J. W. Bauer. w
Section Director. 01
It Was Everywhere. p;
Georgia and North Carolina have
been holdiag up tbeir hands in horror g
because of a case or two of smallpox v
said to have been introduced from South j
Carolina into those States., It is a well g]
known fact that the first case of small- x
pox in South Carolina in the recent epi- w
demic was brought from Georgia into r(
this State in December, 1897. The c<
"Paolic Health Reports" issued June 01
23d by the treasury department, ^
United States marine hospital service, g]
show that South Carolina has had few- jr
er cases of smallpox than some of her ?
sister States. During the period De- Z
cemcer 31, 189S, to June 23, 1899. tj
there were in Alabama 140 cases and 2 p
deaths reported: in Florida 225 cases g(
and no deaths; in Georgia 360 cases w
and no deaths; in Kansas 213 cases and D(
22 deaths; in Kentucky 513 cases and jj.
4 deaths; in Louisiana 243 cases and
4 deaths; in Mississippi 23 cases and 3
deaths; in North Carolina 174 cases and a
1 death; in South Carolina 140 cases w
and 10 deaths; in Virginia 2,179 cases wm
and 33 deaths. The States above men- C1
tioned are in the southern group, but **
the statistics show that the disease is 15
in every State in the Uaion. In Maine st
there were 165 cases; in California 98
cases and 17 deaths; in Ohio 1,018 Jjjj
cases and 21 deaths; in Pennsylvania T
AAA __j ir J.-ii._ tT
oou cases aau n ueams. t>u oumu
Carolina is not such a pest hole after s<
all.?The State. P:
A Novel Question- ^
Qaite a novel question was submit- 3,
ted to the attorney general this morning u
from the governor's office. It appears tl
that a Negro in Anderson county was pi
convicted and fined for not working the
roads. The fine was paid and the Ne- tl
gro asks pardon in order that he may e]
have the fine refunded, giving as his
reason why pardon should be granted u:
that it has since been established be- oi
yond doubt that he is above the age by
several years which exempts citizens
from road duty. His statement of the
fact is admitted to be true, but there is
no precedent to show that a pardon si
will act to return the line to him. As- n'
sistant Attorney General G-unter is to a]
file the opinion, but he has already a
come to the conclusion that there is no a]
law whereby the fine can be returned,
"Tan +>>/vnrrl"> if- ic TVPrt'tf/in thflt f.llA NfiCTO S]
^ V^U VUV U^LL AW Ak f VM ??>??? ??. ~GJ
had paid it wrongfully. It seems hard
but law is law and the Negro can't get
his money back.?Columbia Record.
Killed by a Wall. ?j
A dispatch to The Sfate from Pied
mont, S. C-, says: "Gr. W. Shelton v.
was killed here this morning. Joseph w
Austin and W. B. Bryant were proba- g]
bly fatally injured. R. A. Porter had y
his leg broken. Robt. Freeman had
his shoulder dislocated and arm broken.
Calavray Smith, 2sr. P. Fleming and
Jack West were painfully injured.
They were all at work on a warehouse
being built for the Piedmont Manufac- ii
turing company when at about 11 G
o'clock the centre brick wall, which p:
was fully 30 feet high, suddenly caved w
knrt?incr xp}in WM insfamtlv Ol
killed, and inflicting injuries on the bi
the others as above stated. All that hi
medical skill can do is being done for ki
the injured. The verdict of the coro- ti
ner's jury was that G-. W. Shelton came sc
to his death by the accidental falling is
of the fire wall."' T
Blown Over a Fence.
A cyclonc struck New York State
near Glens Falls Wednesday afternoon. Sl
Large trees were up-rooted and other m
damage was done. James Xesbitt, a cc
farmer liviDg east of Lake George was JT1
driving, was blown, with his horse ^
and huffsrv from the road over a fence
and into a field. He was injured so
severely that he died. ^
FRIED TO KILL HIM. I
V Greenville Farmer Shot and 1
fOICE SAID, "SHOOT HIM"
:ollowed by the Report of a Gun. g
Shot Was Fired Through a
u. u... I
ivuiuuwa no iviaj bvav
The Greenville News, of July 13,
ays: G. B. Van Patton, a farmer and
torekeeper living two miles southeast
f this city on the Augusta road, was
red upon by unknown Negroes at 1
'clock yesterday morning in his homo J '.-k
ad wounded in the right hand and
ight forearm and right hip. Twelve
?o. 7 shot entered the h;p, but it is the pinion
of Dr.. J. B. Earle, who atsnded
Mr. Van Patton, that these
rounds are not at all serious. About 'i
fty of the same number of shot ensred
the hand and forearm. Some
assed out but many of them lodged
mong the small bones of the hand and
- ? .
nrist, and not being anie to gee cnem
ut otherwise Dr. Earle considered it
est not to cut open the hand. He
trongly suspects that the arm will
ave to be amputated between the wrist
nd the elbow.
Some four months ago Mr. VanPatjn
had a difficulty in his store with a
legro named Silas Wilson, who got beind
Mr. Van Patton's counter and
rew a revolver upon him. Wilson is J
nown as a worthless loafer in that
action, but he says he works on the
tiraie place near there. Several burgi
tries nave Deen comuutteu m uum ow
[on lately. Wilson was arrested yes^ \
irday, and at his relative's, where he ^
as found, there was a shot gun, but it -J;
ridently had not been recently fired.
[e was released on a $200 bond, which
as signed by a Negro by the name of
?. T. Harris. The charge against him ; ^
as assault with a deadly weapon, this
eing based on the affair happening
)ur months ago, when he threatened M
le life of Mr. "Van Patton at the time '%
e drew a revolver upon him and told
im "on leaviDg that he 'Srould git
About 10 o'clock Tuesday night Mr.
an Patton says he heard some one
fooling about" in front of his store,
hich fronts on the road. He went
at and saw Wilson move off rapidly.
Wilson says he was just passing the
lace. At 1 o'clock yesterday Mr. Van
atton was aroused by tita breaking of ? >:
pane of glass in Ms fcitcnen winaow.
[e arose, went into the kitchen with
is pistol and fired through the window.
hen he went back into his bedroom, U
ipped on his shoes, obtained a light ;
ad started out for the kitchen door,
ith the light in the left hand and the
ivolver in his right. As he got to the
jntre of the room heard a voice jo*t "V-3
itside the window through which lie
ad shot say, "Shoot him; dams it, >3
loot him." He was in the set of raistg
his revolver to shoot through the
indow again, but was not quick
lough. There was a terrible report,
le glass was shivered and Mr. Van
atton's revolver dropped upon the
Dor. Mr. Van Patton yelled for help,
hich came to him quickly from his
sighbors. By this time the assailants
ad made good their escape.
The Negroes had evidently made up
plot to murder Mr. Van Patton, who
as alone in the house at the time; his
ife and only child were visiting in the
ty. The assailants had made no at
:mpt to enter the store, ana trom tnis ^
is surmised that they did not intend -sj
eal but murder. They broke into a
sdroom, but this was locked -ell from
le one Mr. VanPatton was occupying,
he kitchen window where they broce
le pane could easily have been raisedy^.
) it is thought that the breaking of fche^v
ane was for no other purpose than to 7
:tract Mr. Van Patton into the room so
3 to get a fair chnnce to shoot at him.
he assailants could hardly hope to cornit
robbery after shooting Mr. Van Patin,
because there are several houses in
le immediate neighborhood and the reort
could not fail to be heard.
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Several barefoot traces were iouna m
le yard, but they were not distinct
aough to give a clue of any yalue
The escape of the Negroes again illstrates
the great need the county has
I a pair of good blood hounds.
Money Can't Buy Them, :
An ofer from a prominent firm of
lip brokers, doing a large foreign busi- ' ' <
ess, to purchase the Reina Mercedes
ad any and all of the other war craft
iptured during the late war, has
roused a suspicion that Spain is trying
lis indirect manner to obtain possesnf
flip wssels and thus remove the
Sense to Spanish pride caused by the
oating of the American flag over her
lips. The navy department will not
ill any of these vessels and that anvev
will be returned to the writer of
le letter. Secretary Long has decided
lat it will not pay to attempt to renoate
the Mercedes and use her as a
. ?:n l.b ? ?1u?
arSIIip. OllC Will UC ICit <ao <* Ouvn
lip, like the old Constitution, to graty
the patriotism of the American peole.
The Hampton Home.
The central committee which has had
1 charge the erection of a house for
en. Hampton has for that purpose
arciiased a lot at the cornor of Barnell
and Pendleton streets containing
ae-third of an acre. The lot was
aught for $1,500. The plans for the
Duse have not been adopted, nor is it
aown when work will commence, but,
lere will be no more delay than is abilutely
necessary. The site purchased
near the home of Mr. John P.
nomas, Jr., m tte extreme eastern
irt of the city.?The State.
At a church meeting in one of the
iburbs of Chicago, the inquiry was ?
ade whether a certain member of the
mgregation, whose financial affairs
ere somewhat involved, had "got region.
" To which a lawyer present re*
onded: "No, I think not, unless it's i
his wife's name." We fear that
ere are too many such church memTS.