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HOW MSB ACQUIRED TRAVELER,
Story AB Tola by Man Who Sold Ulla
(Charleston Sunday News.)
At the request of the Sunday News,
Ex-Governor. D. C. Hey ward has con
sented to give for publication on Gen.
Robt. E. Lee's birthday an account
of a singular coincidence which oc
curred two years ago and which
throws new light on the history of
Traveler, the famous horse which
Gen. Lee rode throughout his cam
paign in Virginia. The facts con
cerning Traveler's history which aro
here given have never been published
before. Governor Heyward ls confi
dent of their accuracy, but, as will
be seen, they are not based on his
own personal knowledge, but. were
given to him by the Virginia man
who delivered the horse to Gen. Leo.
"About two years ago," said Gov
ernor Heyward, "while visiting the
litrie town of Lewlsburg, tho county
seat of Greenbrier county, I happen
ed to be in a store one morning when
I was Introduced to Cape Lltl'.os W.
Johnston, an elderly gentleman who
was a farmer in Greenbrier county.
He Inquired where 1 was from, and
on being told that 1 carno from South
Carolina, he remarked that he had
once visited that State. 1 asked him i
when ho had been In South Carolina
and he replied that it was during the
war. In answer to another question,
ho stated that he had been in the
neighborhood of Yemassec, McPher
sonvillo and Coosawbatchle.
"For some strango reason, his
mention of the name Coosawhatchie
led me to remark that lt was at Coo
sawhatchie that Gen. Lee bought
Traveler and more in a spirit of fun
than for any other purpose I sought
to make much of the fact that the
great soldier had come to my State to
buy hiB horse. The old gentleman,
however, said at once that I was
mistaken, and on my asking him how
he knew that I was wrong, he replied
that he himself had raised Traveler
in Greenbrier county, which was then
a part of Virginia, and that he had
delivered the horse to Lee at Coo
sawhatchie. "I delivered him to
him there," he said, "but I raised
"Being much Interested, I asked
him to give me all the facts in re
gard to tho horse and how and where
Gen. Leo had obtained him. This he
very kindly proceeded to do. 1 have
every reason to believe that his ac
count ls absolutely correct since
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Capt. Johnston ls a highly reputa
ble citizen of Greenbrler county, ?nd
since he is known to every one there
as the man who raised Traveler.
"Capt. Johnston told me that at
the time Cen. Lee first saw the horse
he (Johnston) was a private in the
60th Virginia infantry and was in
camp in Fayette county. Being fa
miliar with the country he was de
tailed to recruit horses for the army
and, having much riding to do in the
performance of thib duty, he wrote
home to his father on nts farm near
Blue Sulphur Springs aud asked him
to send him a gray collt named Jeff
a colt which had been given to him
by his father. It was at the camp In
Fayette county that Lee first saw the
colt, which was then four years old.
Lee was very much struck with him
and wanted to buy him, but John
ston informed the General that he
had already promised to sell the
horse to Capt. Jos. Broun, the quar
termaster of the regiment, that a
price of $175 had been agreed upon
and that he was to deliver the horse
to Capt. Broun as soon as he (John
ston) had finished his task of secur
ing horses for the army. Feeling
nattered, however, . that the com
manding general of the army had
admired the horse so much that he
wanted to buy him for use during
the war, Johnston went to Capt.
Broun and told him of Lee's desire
and suggested that, If Broun was not
disposed to Insist upon having the
horse, he permit Johnston to sell him
to Lee. This Broun graciously con
sented to do, waiving all claim that
he might have had to the horse.
'Very shortly after this, however,
and before the horse could be turned
over to Gen. Lee, the General was or
dered to the coast of South Caro
lina to take charge of the military
operations there. Not long after
this the 60th Virginia, Johnston's
regiment, was also ordered io South
Carolina, Johnston going with it
and I think Capt. Broun. Knowing
that they would see Gen. Lee In
South Carolina, Broun suggested to
Johnston that he take the horse to
South Carolina with him so that he
could turn It over to the General.
Company B, Johnston's company, left
the train at Coosawhatchie, and lt
happened that Lee was standing near
the railroad tracks as the horse was
taken out of the car. Knowing both
Broun and Johnston and recognizing
the horse at once, Gen. Lee said,
'Boys, I see you have brought me my
colt.' Johnston stated that Gen. Lee
then paid him $175 for the horse. He
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used him . constantly thereafter
throughout th? war, changing his
name from Jolt'to Traveler.
"Capt. Jonnston gave rae the fol
lowing farta about Traveler whleh
may be o'. Interest. His sire was the
sou of an imported Arabian horse
whieh was a noted sire of horses in
Greenbrier county. His dam was a
dark iron gray mare bought by John
ston's father, Andrew D. Johnston,
from a farmer of Greenbrier county
named Sam Richmond. Richmond
had obtained th? mare from a Metho
dist minister, whose name Johnston
did not recall, but who had brought
her from Kentucky. From this
mare the elder Johnston had raised
several colts, but Jolt (or Traveler
as he was afterwards to be known)
was the best of them all. He was
gray In color with dark mane and
tall, stood fifteen and a half hands
high and was well built and com
pact. He showed up better in action
than at rest, moving with his head
and tail well up. He had excellent
galts for the uses for which Gen. Lee
desired him-a fast walk, a trot and
"Gen. Lee rode the horse from the
time he bought him throughout the
war and had him at Appomattox,
When he went to Washington and
Leo University to assume his duties
as president, he rode into Lexington
alone on Traveler, and during his
term as president of that institution
he was often seen riding the famous
charger about the neighboring roads
in the afternoon. Traveler outlived
Gen. Lee by a year or two, 1 think.
Capt. Johnston stated lhat he had
seen the ho ree several times during
the war after Gen. Lee had bought
the animal, and that alter the war
he saw the horse once-In a parade in
Richmond in which one of Gen. Lee's
daughters rode Traveler. Traveler
died, I think, of lockjaw. He was
given a decent burial in Lexington,
and some three years ago Thomas F.
Ryan gave a sum of money for the
purpose of exhuming the skeleton so
that it could be preserved. The skele
ton is now either at Washington and
Lee University or in the Battle Ab
bey at Richmond, I do not recall
1). J. GRIFFITH RE-ELECTED.
Vote Stood 140 to 20-I. I>. Hood
Was His Opponent.
Columbia, Jan. 29.-By the over
whelming vote of 140 to 20 the joint
assembly of both Houses of the Leg
islature to-day re-elected Capt. D. J,
Giiltlth, the Superintendent of the
State penitentiary. He was opposed
by I. D. Hood, of Chester.
Fight With Snake; 'Three Dead.
Jacksonville, Fla., Fob. 1.-A hor
rible tragedy occurred in the Roles
son family on the banks of tho Su
wannee river, In Lafayette county,
Wednesday afternoon. Three chil
dren met death-two from snake
bite, tho third from drowning.
Mrs. Rolesson sent her little boy
to deliver a message, but before the
child had gone very far his screams
attracted tho mother, who, busy with
her baby, sent a younger child to as
certain tho trouble. Presently the
screams of the secoua child attracted
the mother, who put her baby on the
floor and ran to their assistance. As
she approached she saw a rattlesnake
sinking its fangs Into the smaller
After beating away the snake Mrs.
Rolesson gathered the children In her
arms and started for home, where
both died within a few 'minutes. In
the meantime the baby, left at home
alone, fell into a tub of water and
Unwritten Law Her Pica
Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 31-For the
first time in Tennesssee tbe "unwrit
ten law" was used as a means of de
fense In the trial of Mrs. J. C.
Barnes on trial at Cookevlllo for the
murder of Mrs. Della Judd. Mrs.
Judd was slain on a train last May
at Buffalo Valley. Tho killing was
alleged to be caused by jealousy.
Mr. Barnes, according to the testi
mony of his wife, was taking a trip
with Mrs. Judd.
It Applied to Both.
At a mass meeting in a small
country town a large quantity of re
freshments were distributed to koep
the audience in good humor, says tho
Kansas City Star. Tho first speaker
rose after the noise had ceased to
some extent and began his speech by
"Th?* old hall ls full to-night," but
here his voice was drowned by the
confusion. When lt had subsided he
began again by saying:
The old hall U full to-night."
He paused for riiotorical effect and
a thick voice in the back of the hall
said slowly and deliberately:
"So is old Bill Horn."
Th? meeting then broke up.
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*|* VENUS DE MOO. JU
What waB the position of the now
vanished arms of the Venus de Milo?
-a question that has been heatedly
discussed by artists and antiquaries
since the discovery of the famous
statue in 1820-ls now set at rest
forever through the publication, by
Jean Alcard, the French academician
and well known man of letters, of
some remarkable manuscripts in his
possession, which have never before
According to the evidence In these
documents, which is regarded as un
impeachable, the statue of the Venus
Victrlx Louvre, was intact when it
was discovered nearly a centtiry ago
by a Greek peasant In an under
ground grotto in his field. Both
arms were In place. The right arm
descended a little below the hips,
where lt held up the draperies, while
the left arm was raised above the
head and grasped In the hand a small
sphere, which was probably an apple.
This arm was detached from the
body of the statue and fixed in place
by a tongue of iron.
The reason why the statue was
armless when it was shipped from |
the Island of Milo ls now made clear, j
The documents published by M. Al- ,
card prove that French naval officers
who were the first Furopeans to see
the Venus, and who were authorized
by their government to buy it at any
cost, obtained the prize only at the
cost of a sharp scrimmage with the
crew of a Turkish brig, tho com
mander of which had been Instructed
by a Greek prince at Constantinople
to bring the statue to him.
In the strugglo In which fifty sai
lors took part on each side, and in
which shots and sabre cuts were
freely exchanged, the goddess, who
had been placed on a stoutly built
cart, was thrown to the ground and
her arms were broken In pieces.
This seizure of the Venus de Milo
by force and conflict be'ween the
French and Turks was hushed up for
diplomatic reasons and rever reach
ed the ears of the public.
The first of the documents which
M. Alcard publishes, and which he
intends soon to deposit In the library
I of the institute, ls a memoir written
by Dumont Durville, afterward noted
as a Polar explorer, who obtained the
statue for the French government.
He states positively that the Venus
Vlctrix, when he first saw her, had
her arms In the position described,
i adding that they were afterwards
mutilated and detached from the
Next is a manuscript noticed by
Lieutenant Matterer, who accompa
nied Durville on the expedition to
Milo, and many years afterward, en
raged at the endless dispute on the
subject of the original attitude of tho
Venus, decided to leave a record in
writing, which should settle the mat
ter finally. In the notice he states
"When I saw the statue In the
hut of Yorgos Bottonls, on
whose field it was found, the
left arm was attached to the
burt and held an apple over *
To this decisive evidence, M. Al
card adds the statements of Juels
Ferry, who, when ambassador to
Greece, visited Milo with the object
of gathering any traditions as to the
discovery or seizure of the statue.
Mr. Ferry found that the popular ac
count of these Incidents was clear
on the point that the mutilation of
the Venus was caused by tho conflict
around it of French and Turkish sai
lors. He was also able to find two
sons of Bottonis, the original discov
erer, who excavated In the grotto
with their father.
These stated positively that when
lt was found the statue stood on a
pedestal with the left arm ralsod and
holding an apple In the hand. The
publication of these documents, to
gether with all tho evidence bearing
on the question, has been received
with the deepest Interest In artistic
circles in Paris.
Could Love a I>ozen Women.
Evansville, Ind., Feb. 1.-"I could
love one dozen women all at once,"
was a sentence read to the Court to
day as a part of a lotter written to
an Evansville woman by Dr. S. B.
Grace, of Carrollton, Ind., and Intro
duced in evidence by his wife, Who
ls suing for divorce. The plaintiff,
Mrs. Anna Grace, ls a leader among
the spiritualists here.
It was given in evidence that Dr.
Grace flirted with tho ladles In the
waiting room while his wife was
busy giving "readings" in her dark
room. Broad smiles overspread the
faces of the judge and court room at
taches when Dr. Grace's letter was
read. Judge Hostetter took the case
under ad visen en t.
Mrs. Grace informed tho court that
her husband was a "wild laddy buck"
and that he would have flirted with
the spirits if they had worn skirts.
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WATCH THEIR DIET.
Mother? are often unconsciously
very careless about the diet of their
children, forcing all to eat the same
foods. Tho fact is that all foods do
not agree alike with different per
sons. Hence, avoid what seems to
constipate the child or to give lt in
digestion, and urge lt to tako more
o? what ls Quickly digested.
If the child shows a tendency to
constipation it should immediately
be given a mild laxative to help the
boweln. By this ls not meant a physic
or purgative, for those Bhould never
be given to children, nor anything
like salts, pills, etc What the child !
requires is simply x small dose of the I
gentlest of medicines, such as Dr. I
Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, which In
the opinion of thousands of watchful ,
mothers ls the Ideal remedy for eny
child showing a tendency to consti
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Many of America's foremost fami
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because ono can never tell when
some member of tho family may
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Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin saved
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Why the Oriole's Nest ls Hiing.
(M. E. Church Visitor.)
When you were looking at the de
serted birds' nests which were so
easy to find after the leaves had fal
len, did you ever notice an oriole's
nest swinging on the ver; of a
bough? And did you wonder why
the orioles had hung lt there instead
of placing it in tho solid crotch of a
tree or in a secure place In the
1? you have ever seen a collection
I of tropical birds you will remember
that nearly all of them have very
brilliant colors. You know, too, that
the oriole is one of the brightest col
ored birds that come to spend their
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INDIANS WATCH PALE FACES.
Aborigines Tnke a Peep at South
Columbia, Jan. 29.-Eight Cataw
ba Indians, two squaws and a half
dozen papooses, were interested
sjK?ctators for a while to-day In the
gallery of the House, which held a
session of a little over an hour and
then adjourned until 10 o'clock to
day In order to give the members an
opportunity to participate in tho ex
ercises incident to South Carolina
Day at the National Corn Show. The
Indian visitors came Into the gal
lery while the House was busy elect
ing B. R. Tillman, of Trenton, to his
fourti. term in the United States
Senate. One hundred and sixteen
members responded to their names
when the roll was called, all of
whom voted for Tillman. The Sena
tor was nominated for his fourth
term by Mr. Courtenay, of ridgefield.
Exhibit at Panama Exposition.
A bill providing for a South Caro
lina exhibit at the Panama-Pacific
Exposition in San Francisco in 1915
was Introduced In the House yester
day by Mr. Rembert, of Richland.
Some of the operatives of the Dray
ton Mill, in Spartanburg, petitioned
the House not to raise tho age limit
The ailments from which women ?
the symptoms indicate, yet they are
female generative system, and a re
trouble puts an end to all the dist
unnatural conditions are removed.
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had colic it always cured her." Dr.
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druggists at fifty ceuts and one dol
lar a bottle, the latter size being
bought by those who already know
its value, and lt contains proportion
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Every ono likes Syrup Pepsin, as
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If no meunier of your family has
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-a postal will do-to W. B. Cald
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summer in our country. The oriole
ls a tropical bird, too, in a way. lie
has cousins who live In tho Jungles
of warm Southern climes. Some peo
ple even tell us that he used to live
there himself. Now In those jungles
there are snakes-dozens, yes, hun
dreds of snakes. They all like birds'
eggs, ir the nest is on a solid limb
or in a tuft of grass the snake can
easily find himself a nice breakfast
So, when the Heavenly Father who
loves birds was giving them the nest
building Instinct, He planned for the
orioles and Borne of their cousins
among the tropical birds to swing
their nests from the tips of slender
boughs where eggs and bird
lings would be safe from the snakes.
a hiKh. "winter
al other leuon
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don ls assured.
back if it fails."
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MON, 8. C.
In tho child labor law. A similar re
quest was made Monday by opera
tives in tho mill at Inman.
Spilled His Com Juice.
Just before the House adjourned
to go to tho National Corn Show, a
flask of whiskey, the property of
some spectator In the gallery, fell
with a crash to the floor of the
House and smashed. Connoisseurs
declared that it was corn liquor.
Advice to the Aged.
Age brings infirmities, such as slug
sh bowels, weak kidneys and bl
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have a specific effect on these organs,
stimulating thc bowels, causing them
to perform their natural functions as
In youth and
to the kidneys, bladder and LIVER.
They are adapted to old and young.
Dr. Francis Orme Dead.
Atlanta, Jan. 29.-Dr. Francis H.
Orme, aged 78, one of tho beat
known physicians In tho State, died
here to-day after an extended illness.
He was the author'of many works on
suffer are many and varied so far as
all dependent upon a disorder in tho
medy that acts on the cause of the
resslng symptoms as soon as the
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