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Written July 25,1
The letter of President Davis
answer to an Inquiry made by one w:
Roanoke College in regard to nation
eight'years, it is now placed before tl
and judicially. It is worthy of the ?
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With us In the South, Memorial
Day is an even more pathetic anni
versary than in the North. Owing to
difference of latitude and climate, too,
U is observed, in most of the States,
earlier In the spring. ID Georgia it
is observed on April 26th, Instead of
Ia the North the holiday arose from
the patriotic exertions of General
Logan; but in the South the observ
ance of the day was originally due
to the personal efforts of a Mrs. Will
lams, of Columbus, Georgia, and be
With us. however, little effort or
persuasion was required to initiate
the holiday. In many of our small
jowns aud villager the custom, of
bearing Howers to the graves of our
dead soldiers began spontaneously.
I remember that in the first years
after the war we were accustomed on
that day to drive to the cemetery in
our did family carryall, loaded with
wreaths of cedar and glossy magnolia
leaves, made on long, pliant willow
branches; piled, too, with sprays of
dogwood and bushels of wild purple
pansies and dog-tooth violets from
T*e valley of the Oostanaula, and
crab-apple and peach-blossoms from
The old carryall was an arbor of
fragrance, all-Its old ribs and worn
wheels hidden In pink and white
Yet however heavily re went
loaded to the cemetery, we never had
Towers enough for all the graves,
there wore so many of them. Always
there would be found one more grave,
In some far corner, still bare of floral
tributes; and my father, ^himself a
lame veteran of Lee's army, would
call ? to us to fetch another armful.
If we said there were no more, he al
ways bade us divide those on the
other graves and make up what
seemed an equal "honor*' for the neg
lected one. *
There was one grave, however-=r
rot |n the cemetery, but down under
the magnolias by the fence, In the ex
treme corner of our grounds at
Springbank-which for many years
no one of us ever dreamed of decor?
Sting with flowers.
tn truth, we children never went
pear 'the spot. Only In low, awed
tones or whispers did we ever speak
of lt-"the Yankee's grave!" For In
all those ead old days, after Sher
man's devastating march through
Georgia, the name Yankee wa3 to us
something far more terrible than that
of indian; lt was tye synonym tor
desolation and grief.
In my childish thoughts, too, the
word was even more dreadful. On
the day before the battle at Wood
lands, four miles from Springbank, a
troop oT Northern cavalry had halted
at our place to water their horses,
and several troopers came Into the
house. My mother put us children In
the parlor and hastily locked the
?ocr: but the windows stood open
wide, and with childish curiosity I
had toddled forward and stood under
the high sash, watching the horses.
One of the, cavalrymen crossed the
"And You Have Done Thls-Theae Flowers
-For My Son!" 7
piazza, and before I could run away,
Le caught me up and kissed me! To
this day I seem to hear bis words,
"You little dear! Ypu are the very
Image of my little sister Rosy!"
For years afterward, whenever my
brothers or younger sister Josephine
wished especially o humiliate pr
plague me, they would point the fin
der of scorn and cry, "A Yankee ?
TER OF PRESIDENT JE
881, Touching "Secession as a Ri
i which follows touches upon the vital i
ho was called at that time to answer qt
al questions under the Constitution. 1
be public as worthy of publication bec?
great man whose merits are being more
kissed you! A Yankee kissed you!"
It may possibly have been the same
young trooper, although that is un
likely, whom, after the skirmish and
battle across the fields, our old house
servant, Uncle Joe, found near the
fence down by the magnolias, shot
through the lungs, mortally wounded
As 1 was bur. three at the time, I
A NEW MEMORIAL TO THE PRES
IDENT OP THE CONFEDERACY.
Jefferson Davis is here portrayed in
an emotional role, with one hand rest
ing on the open book of history. The
statue is by Edward Valentine, and
was dedicated recently in Richmond.
retain of course, but a confused recol
lection of the fight, the shouting and
yelling outside, the burning barns, !
the awful sounds of the firing and the1
well-nigh frantic fears of my mother ?
for bur safety.
Kelley's brigade of Mississippians
was formed aoross the road and
across our plantation; the enemy waa
repulsed, and fell back to Woodlands,
leaving a number of their dead and
wounded. But these were alf taken
away that night except this cavalry*
man, who was overlooked, and whom
our old colored man found down
there by the fenoo the following even
ing. He died du -lng the night, and
Uncle Joe brought to my mother a
silver watch with the Initials "J. W."
In the back of the hunting-case, and
a small seal ring engraved with a
coronet and two crossed spears.
All the men of our household, as
well as our neighbors, were with the
Southern army. There was no one to
call upon; we were even in straits for
food. Nor was there a horse or a
mule or a cart left us. Down there
by the fence, under the magnolias,
Uncle Joe burled the body. And that,
in brief, was the story of the Yankee's
During all those first years follow
ing, the war-so embittered and ter
ribie were all its memories-that
mound down by the magnolias was a j
spot shunned by us all.
But time mercifully and divinely
softens even embittered memories
such as ours. I think it was on the
day before Memorial Day, 1875, that
as we preparedv our floral tributes
for the cemetery, my mother stole
quietly away from the group on the
piazza, and taking a handful ot blos
soms, bent her steps to that solitary
little mound under the magnolias.
In wonder our eyes followed her,
and when she returned, Josephine ex
"Why, mother, where have you
"Let us hope, children, that some
where in the North, kindly hearts are
doing the same for our own name
less graves there-for your Uncle
Pinckney and Cousin Will Gresham,"
she replied, gently.
We were too much surprised to an
Afterward, no Memorial Day was
allowed to pass that some one of us
did not rake off that little mound and
freshen lt with a few flowers.
So the years passed till 1883. Th at
we should ever know anything fur
ther concerning this little grave un
der thc magnolias seemed improbable.
It was merely one of so many thou
sands of nameless graves. South and
That spring of 188?. as it chanced,
my sister and I wer? at home from
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Savannah. My widowed Aunt Lena,
too, from Atlanta, was visiting us.
It was the evening of April 28, two
days after our Memorial Day, when
all save the bouquets in jars and
glasses had withered on the graves.
The afternoon had been very warm.
We were sitting out in thc piazza, to
enjoy the approaching coolness of
evening and hear the mocking-birds
Presently there came to our ears
the rattle of an approaching vehicle;
and slowly the decrepit old carriage |
at the railroad-station, which served
arriving travelers, came toiling to our
"Who can our visitor possibly be?"
was the thought in all our minds, for
living friends were now few.
A lady in mourning stepped down,
with an air of uncertainty, and came
up the walk. With hospitable inient,
my mother descended the steps to
"It this the Lome of Mrs. Leigh?"
the stranger aske?.
"I am Mrs. Leigh," my mother re
plied. "Will you come in?"
"I am Mrs. Warrenton from
from New England," the stranger
said. "I fear I may not be welcome.
My motive for coming to you is a
strange, sad one." She paused, with
a little catch in her voice.
"You are very welcome," ray
mother replied, gravely. Josephine
set out a comfortable chair.
The stranger seated herself, and
after a pause, spoke again:
"I do indeed hope that thc ques
tion I am obliged to ask will stir no
unpleasant memories of a past which
we who have suffered desire of all
things to forget. My brother and
my son both fell in the terrible war."
She glanced pathetically at my moth
er's face. "They were, of course, on
the Northern side," she added. "My
brother was killed at Antietam; but
my son was with Sherman's army,
and was finally reported missing
and that Is all 1 have ever been able?
to learn." Mrs. Warrenton paused
again, to check fast-coming tears.
"I know positively that he was
alive at Dalton," she continued.
"After that I can learn nothing. But
a mother's heart oraves more; and
still in the hope of learning aorne
A VIEW OF ARLINGTC
thing aa to his fate, 1 have journeyed
South on this sad quest. At the
house of a family near Kingston they
told me of the unidentified grove of a
Federal soldier on your estate.
"I have been to so many unidenti
fied graves," the poor mother added,
"that hope has nearly failed me. But
tell me, have you, had you, any clue,
or were there any circumstances, that
would-aid me to know?"
My mother, greatly touched, could
hardly summon heart to tell her; but
Aunt -Lena interposed. "Have you
reason to think that your son carried
a plain silver watch, marked inside
the case with the initials J. W.?" she
"Yes, yes!" cried our visitor, eager
ly. "The school watch 1 gave him on
his sixteenth birthday! Those were
his initials-Jerome Warrenton."
In our growing excitement we were
now all on our feet, gathering about
"And did he wear on his little fin
ger a signet* ring, with a coronet and
crossed spears?" my aunt asked,
"Oh, lt was he! It was he!" Mrs.
Warrenton cried aloud. "That ls the
crest of my own family," she ex
plained. "O my poor boy! My poor
boy! And have you the watch and
the ring? And his grave-is it far
Too much affected to reply, my
mother rose silently and brought
forth those sad mementoes of the
terrible pas't; and then we turned
away Instinctively from a grief too
taerad for th? eyes of strangers.
A little later, just as the sun was
setting, my sister and I led the way to
the little mound under the magnolias,
my mother holding our visitor's hand.
Nor had the bouquets ol' pansies,
placed there two days before, as yet
wholly withered. It was when,
through her tearB, Ber eyes fell on
these flowers that the last traces of
Mrs. Warrenton's reserye vanished.
"And you have don? this-these
flowers-for my son! For my poor
dead boy!" she cried impulsively, ?ti?
threw her arma about my mother's
Irt truth, a common sorrow makes
sisters of us all; and it was thus, at
last, that "the Yankee's grave" was
Mrs. Warrenton remained with us
for nearly a fortnight, and at the end
of her visit changed her first intention
of having her son's remains removed
and re-iuterred in the North.
"If I were to do that, dear friends,"
she said to us, "I should feel that I
was breaking this dear new bond of
friendship which, born of a common
Borrow, nae grown up between _us.
Here, where heaven moved your
hearts to lay flowers on his grave
here let him rest; and I, if you will
permit me, shall come to his grave."
And every spring, since that first
sad pilgrimage to us, Mrs. Warren
ton Journeys southward to pass a few
weeks at Springbank, and be near the
grave of her son on Memorial Day.
TO A DRUMMER BOY.
BT S. W. GRIZZABD, LOUISVILLE, KT.
The robina nest in fair Cave Bill
And gentle zephyrs blow
Where sleep both braves of blue and gray
Soldiers of long ago;
Thc slabs are white, the sunshine's bright,
The turf is light and green
Nobler sires nor braver soldier
The world has never seen.
Many deep-wrought inscriptions there
On serried grave stones gleumed;
But of them all nene held my eye
Nor to my fancy seemed
So fraught with love's tender tribute,
So tense withvwoe to come,
As that which simply told but this:
"Boy, we mxaa thee at home."
Long vears have flown since he went forth
To live a-soldier's life;
Tbe stone that marks i?$ resting place
Tells he fell in the" strife.
Gone now the friends who vigils kept
Where his young feet did roam,
Dut biding through all the yeurs this
"Doy, we miss thee at home."
Lee and Arlington.
After all, it is at Arlington, on the
Potomac, that the present-day visitor
is most vividly reminded of General
Lee and the life he loved so well. This
beautiful estate-now a national cem
etery, where 1G.000 Union and Con-,
federate soldiers are buried-ls lo
cated opposite the city of Washington,
and it was here, as has been ex
plained, that General Lee spent all
the happiest years of his life. No
)N ON THE POTOMAC,
j person can visit this splendid domaiu,
with Its magnificent trees, Us pano
rama of the river winding like a sli
ver ribbon in the distance, and its
quaint mansion rendered distinctive
in appearance' by massive Doric col
umns and not gain a new conception
of the matchless peace and charm and
restful content of the life on the old
baronial estates of the South in the
halcyon days before the war.
The stately Arlington mansion,
which was modeled after the Temple
of Thesus at Athens, was erected in
1S04. It is of brick, covered with
stucco, and with, its two wing3 has a
frontage of more than 140 feet. The
grand portico is sixty feet in width
and twenty-five feet in depth. Fea
tures of the manor house are the rem
nants of the old decorations, includ
ing the hunting scene fresco, WUK
was painted by General Lee's father
in-law, Mr. Custis, who, with his wife,
is buried in a quiet nook in the woods
on the Potomac, their graves being
marked by plain marble shafts. This
historic home is in an excellent state
of preservation and visitors are shown
all the apartments of especial Inter
est, including the room in which Gen
eral Lee was married. There is no
record that General Lee ever returned
to Arlington after the war, although
the veteran servants at the mansion
have long been wont to declare most
steadfastly that "Colonel Rob" was
seen about dusk one evening slowly
riding through the grounds in com
pany with General Grant, .and pre
sumably bidding a last farewell to his
old home;-Waldon Fawcett.
BK JE JIM
Messages From Kings ano
Presidents to Publishers.
PRESS' "TREMENDCUS POWER."
The Associated Preis and tho Ameri
can Newspaper Publi hers' Associa
tion Banquet Tcgetrcr-A de, the
Humorist, Makes Notable Address.
New York, Special.-An interesting
feature of the joint banquet in New
York Thursday evening ot The As
sociated Press and the American
Newspaper Publishers' Association
was the receipt in the banquet room
at the Waldorf-Astoria during the
progress cf tho dinner of some
twenty-live cr thirty cablegrams of
congratulation from all paris of the
vidrld. These messages wert jent by
crowned heads, pr?sidents of re
publics, prime ministers and promi
nent statesmen from the four corner?
of the globe and expressed thc send
ers' views of the American press.
Following is from Mr. Roosevelt;
"The American Press:
"Brussels, Aprl 28.
"I send you my hearty regards.
It is unnecessary to say anything
about the enormous power of the
press. The wise exercises whereof
is not only an essential for the nation
but an essential lo the perpetuity of
the press itself. With best wishes
to those upon whom rests the heavy
responsibility of using that tremen
dous power aright, I am, sincerely
' ' THEO DOR E I?OOS EVELT. '1
George Ade delieverd a brief ad
dress on "Helping the.Editor." Mr.
"Thc A. P. is a great institution.
My out-of-town assignment was usu
ally given lo mc in Hie following
words: Send in a gcod story, thc A.
P. will cover the facts.
"Every man who has not tried it
thinks that he can edit a newspaper,
write a comic opera and manage a
hotel. I still believe that I know a
lot about the hotel business.
"Everybody wants to help the edi
tor. Not as regards cheaper wood
pulp or keeping down the pay-roll but
with suggestions for filling np the pa
per. Most people still believe that
every newspaper must hustle to get
enough copy to seperate thc adver
"Thc first newspaper with which I
was associated came out every Thurs
day from a room over a hardware
store. The fires of civil war were
still smoldering. Indiana's chief oc
cupation was politics. Nearly every
man was voting as he shot, and some
of them a good deal oftener. Our
office equipment consisted of a Wash
ington hand-press, a foot-power job,
press, a perennial towel and a few :
fonts of type-mostly italics. Ab, '
but wc had an editor!
"The old-time editor, the one we
all read about who stamped his in
dividuality on every issue of his
paper and didn't bother about the
press-work, do you remember what1
he called a man if he didn't care,
much for him? He didn't call him !
a mollycoddle or an insurgent or a
malefactor or an undesirable. He j
said that the man was a poltroon, a
hell-hound, a pusilanimous liar, an un- j
mitigated horse-thief, a jackal, a mar-J
plot, a caitilT, a reptile, a viper, a ;
cur and a whelp. Here are a lot of j
valuable expressive words that are,
gradually being eliminated from our
vocabulary herr use the editors of to
day, steeped in commercialism, have
abandoned the mot hods of William
F. Storey and accepted thc leader
ship of Edward W. Bok,
"Also the newspapers of today are
criticized because they are kind to
the big advertiser. I think news
papers are somewhat under the domi
nation of the 'cig advertiser. . In fact
the big advertiser has got them so
worked np that many of them want
to run him for a third term.
"I read not long ago that down in
Brown county, Indiana, tho front
room of thc county poor-house, a
large, cheerful apartment with south
ern exposure and plants in the win
dows is occupied by a man who for
many years conducted a newspaper
that pleased everybody. On the other
hand, it's bard to be successful with
out disappointing some of your best
friends. So if you can't please all
your critics do the next best thing
and please your subscribers."
Another Capitel Grafter Guilty.
Harrisburg, Pa., Special-Capitol
architect Joseph M. Huston was Fri
day convicted of conspiracy in false
ly certifying to a padded bill for
desks for", tho State capitol after a
trial of almost four weeks, and by a
jury which deliberated almost twenty
The trial is thc third of a series
resulting from the exposure of frauds
in furnishing the new State capitol,
and Huston L> the fifth of seventeen
men indicted on charges of conspiracy
to cheat and defraud the State to be
- Date Cold Storage Meat.
Washington, Special.-Senator Iley
burn, chairman of thc Senate Com
mit' on Manufactures, which is
r .cling hearings cn the Lodge bill
..egulalc cold storage, suggested
.tat the bill ho amended so as to
?require all stored meats lo be stamp
ed with the dato ?bc animal was kill
ed, the dale stored and the dato rc
: moved from storage.
Inadiana Mare Like Women.
Roanoke, Ya., Special.-George
i Dyer, a horse dealer, and for years
a driver of horses on tho harness
circuits all over the country, receiv
ed a genuine shock Thursday, when
a handsome mare, which he purchased
several days ago in Indianapolis, ar
? rived here, and was found to be wear
ing a false tail. When the groom
took down the mare's tail a big wad
1 of blonde bair dropped to the ground,
i Twenty-one other horses came in Hie
same lot, but none of them wore a
"rat." . .
Keira Notes of General Interest
From All Parts of the State.
Youthful Drunkard Shoots Train.
As Southern train No. 41 was com
ing at a lively clip, Thursday after
noon, between Grover, N. C., and
Blacksburg, a shot was fired into
the train, shattering the glass in the
window of the rear coach, and nar
rowly missed the flagman, who was
in the rear end of the coach at the
time. Mike Blanton was arrested and
locked up at Blacksburg, and when
charged with the crime, admitted that
he was present, but said the thc
shooting was done by William Little,
with whom he (Blanton) lives in
North Carolina, saying that he and
Little were both drinking and that
Little was drunk, and that when the
train came along lie fired his shot gun
without saying a word.
(Supreme Court After Lawyers.
Already swamped with work, thc
supreme court, in an opinion in a
case in which the documenta were es?
pecially voluminous, proftests against
the growing tendency of lawyers to
file lengthy briefs on appeal and in
timates that drastic measures will he
taken to secure relief for the court
unless the lawyers bring their cases
within tbs rules designed to protect
the court against excessive labor.
The court says long briefs consume
time and labor which should be ap
plied to the merits of questions pre
Will Borrow $100,000.
The sum of $100,000, which is to
be used in buying additional lands
and in the erection of certain build
ings to relieve the congested con
ditions at the State Hospital for the
Insane, ,os provided for by a . jcinl
resolution passed at thc last session
of thc general assembly, will be bor
rowed from the sinking fund commis
On to Clemson May 9.
All agencies working for agricul
ture in South Carolina will meet at
Clemson College on May 9, when the
work in this State will be discussed
in detail. Dr. S. A. Knapp, head of
the United States office of farm de
monstration work of the departmcn!
of agriculture, will deliver an ad
dress to the students and visit?n
on May 9.
Work Begun on New Railway.
The clearing of thc right of wa)
for the South Caroliua Western rail
way from McBee to Hartsville, a
distance of 14 miles, has begun. It is
expected that the road to this point
will be completed in th* late fall of
this year. Light" soil and easy grad
ing will cause few delays. The sur
vey up to this time has been made nr
further than Hartsville.
Foreign Manufacturer on a Visit.
Paul Teter, one of the largest tex
tile manufacturers in the south of
France, is in the State, accompanied
by his secretary. Mr. Teter is visit
ing Southern textile centres and is
much impressed with the plants he
Gibbes Elected Mayor of Columbia
By a majority of 114, W. H. Gibbes
at present county auditor, was elect
ed mayor of Columbia, under thc
commission form of government, over
F. S. Earle. The entire vote cast
was 1,650, of which Gibbes received
882, and Earle 768.
New Sumter Mayor Active.
The Sumter committee of apprais
ers of real estate have raised tax
able values from $175,000 to $200,-1
000. Returns are now equalized
Readjustment of licenses increases
revenue $1,000. AU pay now on an
Don't Need 'Em TiU Cooler.
' In addition to the recent announce
ment of J. D. Gilreath and associates
that they will establish a $50,000
underwear factory in Greenville it
is known that the organization of the
Muckasee Manufacturing company
was completed Thursday, with $50,
000 capital to also manufacture un
derwear. Mr. Gilreath and his as
sociates will organize next week.
Fannie Carson Case Remembered.
The wife of Ben Allen, the man
found dead in bed at his home at Poe
mill, Greenville county, about eight
days ago, confessed to the coroner
and tho sheriff tha^ the killing was
done by J. C. Lindie}-, who is now
held in jail. She led the officers to
believe that Lindley planned to kill
her husband, and skip out with her
after the funeral. Lindley was a
boarder in the house.
Colored Doctors Elect Officers.
The Palmetto Medical Association
of South Carolina, composed of the
colored doctors, adjourned Thursday
night. . *
The election of officers was held
and resulted as follows: President,
D. H. C. Harty, Spartanburg; vice
president, Dr. L. S. Edwards, An
derson; secretary. Dr. I. A. Macon,
Rock Hill; treasurer. Dr. J. S. Allen,
The next meeting will be held at
Greenwood on the fourth Wednesday
in April, 1911.
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Before insuring elsewhei
Old Line Companies.
M The Farmer?
D. BOONE MEMORIAL
Dedicated Near Spencer, N. C.,
With Impressive Ceremonies
ADDRESS BY JUDGE PRITCHARD
Six or Eight Thousand People Came
From Many Sections of the Country
to Honor Memory of Daniel Boons,
"the Great Backwoodsman."
Spencer, Special-The first ment
orial in honor of Daniel Boone, th?
noted pioneer, was held at Boone's
Cave, Davidson county, near Spencer
Saturday, The crowd, which was es* ,
timated at from six thousand to eight
thousand people^ came from Winston?
Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Lex
ington, Salisbury, Charlotte, Aihe?
ville, and from counties adjoining
Bowan and Dividson and some from
other States. .
Under the uspicos of the Daniel
Boone Memorial Association, charter?
ed by the General Assembly of North"'
Carolina in 1909, Judge Pritchard
spoke in splendid style, captivating
the immense crowd of listeners. He
was introduced by ex-Congressman
John S. Henderson, of Salisbury, who
also made a brief speech. Judge
Pritchard's address which was de
cidedly scholarly was an elaborate dis
course upon the Jife of Boone, his
work as a pioneer in North Carolina,
and the northwest, making special
'mention cf his connection with the
State of Franklin at one time a part
of Tennessee as opposed to the fed
ert.' government. Representative
Robert N. Page, of th3 sixth district,
' delivered a historical address of much
interest giving many facts in connec
tion with the work cf Boone, his ex
perience in Ncrtii Carolina and what
he did. Coi. A. H. Royden, of Salis
bury, spoke in behalf of Rowan coun
ty, thanking the ladies of the D. A. R.,
?nany cf whom were present, for their
interest in the celebration. Mr. J. R.
McCrary, of Lexington, one of the
leading workers in tbe memorial asso
ciation, acted as master of ceremonies.
The monument is a huge marble
shaft, erected to the memory of Boone
as a donation from Rowan citizens.
The memorial is a one-story, double
roomed, log structure, with clay chim
ney, and shelter, an exact replica of
the homestead built by Boone about
1755. Housed within it are numerous
precious relics, such as guns, hunting
knives, powder horns, and articles of
clothing worn by the pioneer, as well
as cooking utensils used by his family.
The significance of the selection of
thc date for the dedication lies in the
fact that April 30 is the 160th anni
versary of the departure of the Boone
family from Bucks county, Pennsyl
vania, for their new home on the
banks of the Yadkin river and the
141st anniversary of the departure cf
Daniel Boone from North Carolina for
It is a little known fact that net
many miles away, in old Joppo ceme
tery, near Mocksville, Davie county,
repose the remains of Daniel Boone's
father- and mother. The grave . of
Squire Boone is marked by a simple
headstone, which has been enclosed
in a steel cage, to save it from relic
hunters, which bears this literal in
"Squire Boone departed this life in
thay sixty-ninth year of life,
in thay year of our Lord 1765,
Geneary thay 2d."
Charlffcton Girl Mysteriously Shot.
Charleston, S. C., Special.-Miss
Margaret Musgrave, 22 years old, is
dead and Clarence E. Grimshawe, a
conductor on the Southern Railway,
is seriously wounded as the result cf
a mysterious shooting on a lonely
causeway Thursday night. The young
man and the girl were out walking
Savannah Jury Indicts Packers.
' Savannah, Ga., Special.-As a re
sult of the investigation which has
been carried cn by the federal jury
-bere for several days into the prices
of meats in Savannah and the cause
for them, an indictment was returned
against five of the big packing con
cerns and three men, local managers
of three of the packing houses, as in
Government Pursues Gamblers.
New York, Special.-Following the
raiding Saturday of two alleged buck
etsbops, to the accompaniment of
arrests and the cutting of wires, a
new turn has been given to the.
government crusade hy the statement
of federal inspectors that other
arr?ts are to, follow and that sev
eral prominent brokers not yet nam
ed are the real object of attack.
Georgia Convicts Strike.
Reidsville, Special.-This county
faces one of the most peculiar strikes
it has ever known. Thirty convicts,
most of them serving life terms for
murder, and all of them serv: ? sen
tences of 20 years each, have agreed
that they will not work and their
leaders state they will die before they
will do any kind *of work for the
county or State. Several of the
prisoners are white men.
J & BYRD
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