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Tl'OS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOIl
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2.
Nine livss were lost in a Char
leston fire on last Friday.
The Highland Park Hotel will
not be rebuilt. This is the d?ter
mination of the owners. The site
is for sale.
South Carolina owes less per
capiti than any State in the Unica,
the amount being $12. Arkansas
comes next with $13 per head.
Although we have had a remark
ably mild winter, the cold has
been sufficient to keep back tho
fruit trees and the prospect is good
for a fine fruit year.
William Jennings Bryan was
invited to speak in Washington,
D. C., on the22ud of February be
fore the national association of
The Tillmau-Latimer bill in re
lation to the dispensary law has
been reported to the House of
Representatives without recom
mendation pro or con. It will
probably not pass that body.
While the nation was mourning
the fate of the bravo sailors who
went down with the Maine New
York's Four Hundred held a so
ciety revel that was termed a
The United States government
is making hurried preparations for
war, yet all her citizens who real
ize the disastrous effects of war
upon a country's . best interests
must hope that continued peace,
with honor, will be possible.
The South Carolina College will
graduate more students this
session than any other male
college in the State, The numbe
being twenty-nine, fourteen of
whom are in the law department
and fifteen in the academic.
It is understood that Mr. Matthew
F. Tighe, who for a long time was
connected with The News and
Courier, has been employed by the
New York Journal togo to Havann
to represent that paper. Mr. Tighe
has for a number of years been
engaged in newepaper work in
Perhaps the Northern politicians
would not be so anxious for war
did they not know that the brunt
of it would fall upon the Southern
States, which are just beginning
to recover from the impoverished
condition brought about by the
last war, and whose factories and
otirir enterprises and industries
are lapidly bringing them the true
and the only real independence.
We will never see, nor do we
wish to see, all the nrlls in New
England closed down or moved
South, Lut six Northern mills have
located branch mills in our section,
one in Tennessee, two in Alabama
and three in Georgia. Why none
in South Carolina? Do income
taxes and other experiments in
legislation add to our attractions,
and water powers and climate, in
inviting Northern capital and emi
The Atlanta Constitution says
the farmers of the South will make
a big mistake if they fail this year
to increase their provision crop.
The price of all kinds of provisions
is gradually increasing. The South,
especially, has ou hand less corn
and bacon, oats and provisions
generally than it had a year ago.
We can understand this when we
look at the large acreage in cotton.
During the past year much more
attention was paid to cotton than
to provisions. It resulted in the
largest crop of cotton.
In a plan of the Maine published
by the Scientific American Lt can
be seen that one magazine was
sandwiched between the engine
room and a boiler room, another
magazine next ths coal bunkers
and near the dynamo room! ll
all our ether war vessels are buill
upon the same plan it would seem
that their failure to blow up is a
daily marvel, or e/idence of the
special favor of God! It maybe
proven that the explosion of thc
Maine was due to outside causes,
but without this proof tho acci
dent theory is the more plausiblf
when tho construction of her com
portments is cousidered.
In One Day.
Convinced That the
HE WILL NOT
Only Make Decisive Mc
FEARS MOB VIOLEN
Premature Report from Court
Harmony With Idea 1
New York, Feb. 26.-The]
Journal of yesterday says:
The government is rapidly
getting ou a war footing. The
profuse liberality with which
dispatches and orders were made
public, even as late as the be
ginning of this week has changed.
Now the utmost .crecy is
preserved on all reports, cab
legrams and orders which might
convey informal iou to the Spanish
government or its agents.
Two facts ot vital importance
have come to tho suface today.
Captain Cf owninshield is din1 in
The second fact of importance
is the discovery of special Spanish
charts in the library of congress
pointing to the location of mines
in the harbor of Havana, one of
which was in close proximity to
the buoy near wilie h. the Maine
These charts put an effectual
quietus on Premier Sagasta'e
assertion that no submarine mine
was located near the Maine.
These charts were prepared on
information obtained during the
Weyler regime, and pqint strong
ly in the direction of Weylerite
officers, as being concerned in iii?
destruction of the American
An opinion lurks in Madrid that,
even should it be proved that the
Maine was b own up from the
outside, the matter could be
compromised with tho United
States by the payment of an
The suggestion cf a compromise
points in the direction of-arbitra
tion. By having an official report
from Spanish sources, ''proving :
the non-existence of amine in the
vicinity of the Maine, ground
would be laid for a case.
Ouce iu the toils an arbitra'ion
courr, with Spanish lawyers and
Spanish methods in defence, years
would roll by before a decision
could be reached, and the decision
might not in the end be favorable
to the United States.
But no :uch method will permit
Spain to escape punishment.
President McKinley is morbidly
anxious to avoid war. lt's terrible
possixiiities haunt his slumbers.
He is worn and haggard.
Tremendous pressure is brought
to bear against him daily
by the powers or Wall street, who
see their properties falling in value
auder the impetus of rumors of
The president is conscious that
in attempting to stem the feeling
of resentment toward Spain which
is merely accentuated by the
destruction of the Maine, he is
attempting to swim up Niagara
Thc government has no corrup
tion fund similar to that which
De Lome has so lavishly used in
this country, but lhere at the
state department .$70,000 annually,
any part of which can be used
for exactly such an invesl igatiou
as might lead' to the discovery
and identification ol '.Le men who
destroyed the Maiue.
There is strong belief that al
least a hundred people in Havana
know exactly how th i deod was
done, and at least a score know
the actual criminals.
There is an intimation thal
General Lee has requested that he
be permitted lo pxpend a con
siderable sum of money iu conduct
ing a secret investigation, bu
so far no authority has been given
to him to aid in carrying out his
It can be stated on the most
positive authority that the
administration has reached the
conclusion that the destruction
of the battleship Maine wits due
to an attack from Hie outside,
for which the Spanish govi rumen!
is responsible, either through
contributory negligence or as. an
act of war.
Io tho first placo the presiden!
ia exceedingly solicitous about
the Jive.- of the members of the
court of inquiry and the United
Destruction of the
)ve When Americans in
CE WOULD FOLLO W
of Inquiry--Cabinet in Perfect
Chat War 31 ?ist Follow
?States officials now on the Island
He is very anxious to complete
the pending investigation without
disorder, but is apprehensive that
this cannot be doue. This belief
is shared by the secretary of the
navy, and by many men prominent
in public lifo.
It was this belief that led
Senator Morgan to make the
statements in his speech in the
senate Wednesday, and it is this
belief which is causing everybody
who has official knowledge con
corning tho destruction of the
Maine Io give it a color not
warranted by the facts.
If \h? investigation, a3 it
proceeds, should develop the fact
that the evidences of this dastardly
deed have not been destroyed
through that part of tho vessel
whereon the attack was make, the
Weylerites will not permit the in
vestigation to proceed, and in
order to accomplish this end mobs
will be organized and rioting
Geueral Lee has discovered this
plot and the administration has
been advised of i be critical
situation that confronts our
officers in that ?tort.
If it ie possible to prevent any
i ?ak from the court, these distur
bances may be prevented, but if
the facts which g.) to prove that
the Maine was not destroyed by an
internal explosion become public
properly in. this country and
Havana, rioting will promptly be
gin, and unless there is a Bb rp-of
war hard by the United States
.fficials will bo compelled to flee
'for "hf*ir lives.
On the other hand, il a battleship
is in thc immediate vicinity of
Havana, and the persons of United
States officials are assaulted,
figutiug may begin at once without
: . ? formality ol' preliminary
il- cl a ra lion of war.
Larry And Thc Legislature.
It is better than going to a
circus to take a seat where you
can get a bird's eye view of the
members of the House, and watch
their faces and listen to theil
deliberations. Fully three
fourths of our representatives are
honest, unsophisticated country
men, who wouldn't recognize a
point of order if they met it in the
road and the best way for Speaker
Gary to saiely steer them through
the iutricacies of parlimeutary law
would be to yell "Gee!' and
"Haw"' when he wanted to get
one of those rural members out of
?t tangle. But every mother's son
of them comes to Columbia with
the honest opinion firmly planted
in his bosom that the state for
years past has been going to the
dem ni lion bow wows, and he is
tba Moses to lead it out of the
wilderness of wreck and ruin.
Bu! after introducing bills to
incorporate the growing town of
Ss psucker, to define m which
pocket a m tu must carry his watch,
and to other legislation calculated
io turn the world up side down
and inside out, and that ambitious
member has been ^at down on and
flattened out like a pan cake, he
!. psps into a state of innocuous
desuetude and realizes the fact
that "lliis world is all a fleeting
.-?.ow for man's delusion given."
There are men wno believe that
their mission in the legislature is
t ) draw lour do lars per day and
mil-age and have a good time;
and they nobly discharge this duty
Others believe that the quiutes
cense of statesmanship is to keep
their sea constantly warmed and
never miss a roll call.** They are
ver j proudof Ibis record, and when
they offer for reelection boastfully
point to (he journal lo .show how
closely Ihey uttend to their duty.
.Jut I have never known one of
hose si ni-warm .rs to accomplish
mything beside drawing his per
I eui. i he fellows who make our
laws-and gel their bills through
tre generally found circulating
amoug the boys, imbibing '-Fuss
X," and mixing pleasure with
business.-Pied mou t Head! igh t.
A B?G HEADED FOOL"
Al "FAIN PEACOCK"
Gen. Hampton's Characteri
zation of Nelson Miles.
PUBLIC UTTEEANCES THAT
Have Attracted Much Attention
-Thc Course the South
Would Pursue In
Case of War.
The published interview of Gen.
Wade Hampton, which reaches the
city in the Columbia State, has
caused a great deal of comment in
Augusta, particularly that portion
criticizing Gen. Nelson A. Miles.
G?n. Wade Hampton, ono of the
few surviving generals of the Con
federacy, consented Saturday for
the first time to give his views on
the Maine disaster and the threat
ened war with Spain.
"I cannot express an opinion on
the cause of the Maine disaster,"
said the distinguished ex-Confed
erate cavalry leader, "as that is
matter which will be determined
by experts and divers. But as to
what course the United States
should pursue should the disaster
prove to be due to Spanien treach
ery or to the fanatical hatred of
the United States on the part of
some individual Spaniard, I do not
hesitate to say that we should de
mand a heavy indemnity ard en
force the collection of it at the
muzzle of the guns.
'.Hero igaiu another contingency
arises. It is whether or not Spain
would choose to pay or to go to
war. In the latter event there is
uot much doubt*as to the outcome.
There is one fact which should not
be lost sight of, however, at this
point, and it is thai Spain has a
navy as large or slightly larger
than the United States, though I
doubt if it would fight aswell as
ours. Once war is determined; we
all know that its issue will be deter
mined on the sea. Spain will be
unable to invade the United States
and likewise we unable to invade
Spain. There could, therefore,
be but little laud fighting except
that the Spanish fleet might shell
a few of our moire exposed seaports.
We, in turu, would take possession
of Cuba and the war would, ul
tim ate!y endr^trscccsaQi 01 ?psi??Q
inability to continue it."
SOUTH STAY AT-HOME.
Gen. Hampton was asked if he
would offer his services to the
government, but declined to
answer. From his subsequent
conversation the inference could
be drawn that he would not.
He would advise, he said, that the
men of the South stay at home
aud let the North furnish the
"We are," he said, "just recover
ing from a terrific struggle which
depopulated our section of the
country and another war would
give us another backset. If it
becomes] necessary our citizens
should take arms to defend their
seaports, and not otherwise."
When asked what disposition
should be made of Cuba, Gen.
Hampton expressed a strong
disapproval of annexation. "We
have enough bad voters in this
country now," said he, "without
taking in any more. It would be
well for the Uuited States to
exerc . a protectorate over both
Cuba a jud Hawaii, but I am
unalterably opposed to annexa
"A BIG HEADED FOOL."
The most surprisi ng part of
Gen. Hampton's talk was the
low esteem in which he held Gen.
Xebon A. Miles. "He is a big
headed fool; avain peacock kind
of a fellow," was the way Gen.
Hampton characterized him.
"Mile?," he said, "has lately
writteu a book telling of his
campaigns on the froutier and
his wars against the Indians, but
there is nothing in it except
vainglorious applause for himself."
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THERE are schools and schools, but there are some reasons why you should
patronize the Johnston Institute:
1st.-Johnston is a healthful location, on the famous "Ridge," which com
prises portions of Aiken, Edgefield, Lexington and Saluda Counties. It
is absolutely free from malaria. The same diurnal range of temperature
as Santa Barbara, Cal.
2nd.-Johnston is a moral community with few allurements to vice. No bar
rooms or vicious company to degrade the students.
3rd.-The Superintendents conduct two boarding halls-Pickens Hall for
young men and Rebecca Motee Hall for young ladies. lu these Halls the
students are under restrictions and give their undivided time to their
4th.-The Institute ia conducted on a Military basis. Boys are permitted, but
not required, to wear uniforms. This uniform is cheap, handsome and
durable. Students are taught to obey, as one can never rule well until
he first learns to obey well.
Ctn.-Our course of study is thorough, practical and progressive. We lit stu
dents for life, as College Diplomas are issued to those who deserve them.
6th.-We have Special Departments offering superior instructions in Book
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8th.-We have eleven teachers, S. M. Martin, John Lake, A. J. Reamy, C. C.
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S)tb.-Our School is under Christian influence, but strictly unsectarian. No
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10th._We an giving the best possible education at the least possible cost.
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