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Happenings of Interest to Home Folks
Concerning Anderson Volunteers
Ordered to Jacksonville.
CIIICKAMAUGA, GA., June 19, 1898.
Col. Alston has received orders to
equip his Regiment and report to Gen.
Fitzhugh Lee at Jacksonville, Fla.,
as soon as possible. Thc news was
received with rejoicing by the men,
and they are taking more interest than
ever in drilling so as to be in readi
ness when the time comes to move.
Messrs. H. C. Daggett, T. Page and
Milledge Bonhara were transferred
from Company H to Company C on
Friday last. These gentlemen re
ceived a cordial welcome from the
men, and I am sure will be a credit to
the Company.
Company C has been honored in the
appointment of Private J. B. Dodd to
the position of Regimental Bugler.
It has rained almost every day since
Sunday last, and these rains have laid
the dust and cooled the atmosphere
until it is a pleasure to drill.
Our Regimental Band now compares
favorably with any band at Camp
Thomas, aud the music it dispenses
each morning and evening is much
eojoyed by the men in camp.
Capt. H. H. Watkins is ill with a
slight attack of malarial fever, but it
is hoped will soon recover.
Quartermaster Johnson has cstab
lished a Company store at the end of
our street, and has stocked it with
peanuts, syrup and other things to
sell to the soldiers, the profits to go
to the Company fund.
On Friday evening Lieut. Grant
commanded Company C at brigade
drill and acquitted himself with all
the skill and ease of a veteran com
mander, and the members of the Com
pany were complimented for the quick
ness and precisiou with which they
obeyed thc commands.
Victor Cheshire is mail carrier for
1st Regiments. C.V., and he says
the little gray mule upon whicTi he
rides must have some musical talent,
for he is continually practicing the
"backstep march"-except when he's
While some of the privates in Com
pany C are slightly indisposed, there
aie none of them seriously sick.
Chief Trumpeter J. B. Dodd is
engaged in organizing a drum and
bugle corps, which will consist of 15
bugles, 4 fifes and 4 drums.
Tbe Second Call for Volunteers.
WASHINGTON, June 17.-Adjutant
Geo. Corbin tonight made public the
number of additional regiments, bat
talions, companies, or batteries re
quired from each State under thc
second call of the President for volun
teers. The organizations from each
State, the number of which is here
with given, will be in addition to the
number of meu which will be enlisted
from the several States to fill the
maximum of 100 mon to a company
the organization now in the field.
Of the 75,000 men required under
the President's secoud call, 43.000
will be needed to recruit the existing
voluoteer regiments up to the maxi
mum strength. Under the second call
the various States and territories will
furnish, as organizations, 22 regiments
of infantry, six regiments and three
companies of infantry in unattached
organizations; 14 light batteries and
three heavy batteries. According to
the statement made by Adjutant Gen.
Corbin new organizations will be ap
portioned among some of the States as
Georgia, one regiment of infantry;
South Carolina, two battalions in
fantry; Virginia, two battalions infan
Florida, having under the first call
furnished iu excess of its quota, will
not be called upon to furnish any new
organization under the second call,
nothing beyond filling the organiza
tion now in the service.
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- '"Say," said the city youth to thc
modest countryman, "hay-seed out o'
your hair yet?" "Wal." was the de
liberate reply, "I jedge not, from the
way the calves run after me."
- A young Jady ate half a wed
ding cake, and then tried to dream of
her future husband. Now she says
she would rather die than marry the
mau she saw in that dream.
How's 'his.
Wc oflnr Otte Hundred Dollar* reward for any
caso f Catarrh tu it cannot bo cm od by Hall'b
Cat" rr h Curo
We, lb*? uinlcr.-lijni d have known V . Cheney
for lb?? ant IS yearn, aid b-lieve him perfectly
honorable in all bu!>iue*M lt annuel IIIIIH abd fi min
Hally able to carry ont any uh i^attont made by
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JIIT bullio Sold by all dentista
Havana Not to be Attacked by Less
Tuan 100,000 Men.
WASHINGTON, June 18.-The origi
nal plans of campaign for the conduct
of the war against Spain will be ad
hered to, and will bc pushed with
vigor and energy. That decision was
reached at a war council held at thc
White House to day, at which were
present President McKinley. Secre
taries Alger and Long, Gen. Miles,
Assistant Secretary Meiklejohn, Ad
miral Sicard and Capt. Malian. Of
course there will be some slight modi
fications made uecessary by the
changes that have occurred since thc
beginning of hostilities, but these,
after all, will not affect the general
plans of operations. Gen. Miles re
turned from Florida with information
respecting the condition of troops,
difficulties to be expected in the pro
gress of the change and needs in the
matter of transportation facilities that
would be freely availed of to correct
the defects in the preseut system as
has developed. The conference wa?
entirely harmonious. The only reason
that thc commanding general did not
visit the White Hou*e yesterday was
because of a desire on the President's
part that his war councillors should
have the benefit of Gen. Miles' recital
of his observations at fir6t hands.
The stories that there has been
friction between Gen. Miles and his
official superiors are pronounced to be
absurd by all concerned, and to-day
proceedings gave ample evidence of
the fact that the utmost harmony
characterizes the relations between
the Chief Executive and the military
branch of the Government. There
were, of course, some differences of
opinion among the persous present at
the war council, but there has been no
disposition in any quarter to resist for
an instant any concession which has
secured the approval of the Presi
The official declaration to the effect
that the campaign is to be pushed
with vigor does not necessarily mean
an immediate attack on Havana, al
though such advice has been tendered.
It does mean that the very best efforts
are to be put'fourth to get the army
in condition where it can be used with
overwhelming effect at auy point or
points at almost a moment's notice.
To this end the troops now in camp
are to be thoroughly trained and
hardened, aud when they leave the
United States their equipment will be
the best a soldier can have, fit for any
season, wet or dry, cold or hot. With
such an army at command, numbering
no less than 100,000, the fate of
Havana cannot long remain in doubt
when once this army is hurled upon it.
Meanwhile the smaller expedition
ary movements are to go forward un
interruptedly. When Santiago is
captured the traiued regulars, who do
the work there will be pushed on to
Porto Rico. If ali or most of them
are needed for this expedition then
the "provisional force," referred to
by Gen, Shafter iu his orders, prob
ably will be dispatched immediately
from the United States to garrison the
town of Sautiago and to relieve the reg
Probably knowledge of some such
intention has led to the rumor which
found free currency to-day, to the
affect that 4,000 uieD from Gen. Gra
ham's camp had been ordered to pro
ceed immediately to reinforce Shafter
at Santiago, making the passage on
the bigoceau liners Harvard and Yale,
late the New York and Paris, which
are now ID Hampton Roads.
As a matter of fact Secretary Alger
said this afternoon that he bad as yet
given no orders for the sending of
troops away from Camp Alger, nor
had he ordered auy extensive move
ment elsewhere. The rooms of Secre
tary Alger were thronged to-day by
friends of the many candidates for
appointment from civil life as second
lieutenant in thc army. There are to
be 200 of these appointments, and it
was announced this afternoon that
they would be made public in the
newspapers Monday morning.
Straight From Gomez.
NKW YORK, June 18-Capt. Rafael
Conte of the Cuban army has arrived
at the headquarters of the Cuban jun
ta of this city with dispatches from
Gen. Gomez. He was accompanied by
a lieutenant of the army of liberation.
Capt. Conte and his companion left
Gomez ^n Las Villas. The general
then had wi th him a body guard of only
60 men-a cavalry escort. There was
little food in the region where Gomez
was making his headquarters, so he
did not mass any large number of men
there, but spread them over a large
extent of territory and directed their
movements from his headquarters.
He has all the necessary arrange
ments made for the concentration of
the troops when the proper time comes,
but keeps them scattered and employ
ed in a guernla warfare iu the mean
time so that they may find food.
The captain claims that Gomez can
concentrate 30,000 armed men in a
short time at any p ?int where it is de
sirable. There are several thousand
more men who arc attached to G omez's
army, and are only waiting for arms
to be available for defeusive or offen
sive operations.
In a skirmish with guerillas about
three weeks ago Gomez was wounded
in the left arm by a Mauser bullet.
The wound healed quickly, however, in
spite of the general's advanced agc,
and when the-captain left headquar
ters thc old chief was able to usc his
arm as well as before he was hit.
- C. J. Allen, Superintendent of
Education for Dorchester County, lias
lu cn removed from office by Gov.
Icrbo. The grand jury of that C.?linty
lias found ii true lull :i L'ai ti M. lum un
der t he charge <.!' forging school claims.
A Full List of Candidates.
The following is a full list of all the
candidates who are eligible to take
part in the present State campaign.
As these are the only ones who have
filed their pledges as required by the
constitution of the Democratic party
of South Carolina, no others can now
come in. From this list consequently,
will the voters of the State be obliged
to make their selections at the pri
mary election in August:
For Governor-G. Walt. Whitman,
Col. R. B. Watson, W. H. Fllerbe,
Joel E. Brunson, E. L. Archer,'C. C.
Featherstone, O. L. Schumpert, Geo.
D. Tillman.
For Lieutenant Governor-M. B.
For Secretary of State-M. R.
Cooper. 1). H. Tompkins, D. J. Brad
For State Treasurer-Dr. W. H.
For Comptroller General-J. P.
Derham, L. P. Epton.
For Attorney General-G. D. Bel
linger, Geo. S. Mower.
For Adjutant and Inspector General
-Jno. Gary Watts. J. W. Floyd, E.
M. Blythe.
For Superintendent of Education
W. A. Brown, J. J. McMahan, W. D.
Mayfield, Jas. H. Rice.
For Railroad Commissioner-H. R.
Thomas, C. W. Garris, T. N. Berry,
W. H. Stansill, J. W. Gary, B. B.
Evans, J. A. Sligh.
For Congress First District-Wm.
P. Murphy, Wm. Elliott.
For Congress Second District-W.
J. Talbert.
For Congress Third District-M. L.
Donaldson, A. C. Latimer, J. E.
Boggs, Geo. Johnstone.
For Congress Fourth District-Stan
yarnc Wilson, J. T. Johnston.
For Congress Fifth District-J. K.
Henr T. J. Strait, D. E. Finley, W.
A. Barber, W. P. Pollock, E. J. Ken
For Congress Sixth District-Jas.
Norton, J: E. Ellerbe.
A Stampede in Camp at Tampa.
WASHINGTON, June lb".-A special
to the Post from Tampa says: At 10
o'clock tonight 3,000 horses and mules
broke from their corrals and stampeded
through the camps of Gen. Carpenter's
brigade. It was so dark and the
excitement was so great in the District
of Columbia camp that it was impos
sible to learn if any men were hurt.
The panic among the men was terrible.
Officers tried to get their companies
into line, but the army of wild horses
made that impossible. Many men
began shooting at the excited animals,
but this only excited them more. It
seems impossible to stop the stampede
tonight. The horses seemed to be
attracted by the tents, and they rush
ed through the brigade of three regi
ments and then back again, taking a
different course each time. They
have already destroyed many tents,
kitchen and camping paraphernalia.
It is not known what started the
animals on their wild rush. Taps had
just sounded in all the camps, and the
bands had played their good-nights.
The men were hardly asleep, when a
loud cracking, like the fire of a Gatling
gun, startled them. It was the break
ing down of the corral fence, a high
wooden affair. In the next moment
the excited and panting'horses rushed
into the New York camp, which was
nearest the break in the fence. The
rush pounded like a thunder storm.
The New York camp's sentinels began
to yell like mad men: "Call out the
guards !" "Cail out the guards!"
The guard hurried out, but it was
useless, as the animals were then
rushing over everything in their path.
In half an hour the camps had been
stampeded several times, and there
seemed to be no hope of driving the
beasts away from the beach. Forty
men were mounted by ll o'clock, and
they were able to check the rush some
little, or, at least, to steer the horses
from the camp.
Ready to Land.
WASHINGTON, June 20.-It is stated
officially that there is now no doubt
..hat General Shaffer's military expe
dition has arrived safely off Santiago
by this time.
It is not admitted that advices to
that effect have been received, but it
is presumed that the war officials
speak from knowledge.
According to the plans arranged for
the debarkation, the fleet of transports
is to lie in a safe place until Sampson
has cleared the way for a landing.
The selection of thc lauding place
has been left entirely to the judgment
of Admiral Sampson and General
Shafter, the military commander, and
the first business in order, upon the
arrival of the transport fleet off Santi
ago would be, it is said, a war council
between Admiral Sampson and some
of his naval captains on the one hand
and Major General Shafter and his
staff on the other, the purpose being
to settle all the details of the debark
ation. Meanwhile the fleet of trans
ports would lay at sea at least ten
miles beyond the blockading squadron
iu order to be entirely safe from attack
by Spanish torpedo boats.
A great deal depends on the point
selected for the landing. It was
thought that Aguadores, to the east of
Morro, about six or eight miles, would
be a likely lauding in view of the fact
that it has a wharf, the property of an
iron ore company, which would bc
extremely useful for landina: the heavy
supplies and ordnance of thc siege
trains, lt is reported now, however,
that this particular wharf has been
CMiinieiiued by Spanish batteries,
which have been so placed as to giv?
an enfilading lire upon it. If this ht
ili. it tho batteries must first b<
- Cotton lice have done consider
able damage in some parts of the State.
- The Barnwell People contains
ten announcements for County Super
LT;- The Methodist Church at Barn
well will be dedicated next Sunday?by
Bishop Duncan. .
- Since the introduction of arte
sian water, typhoid fever has given
Aiken a wide berth.
- The Supreme Court adjourned
Thursday to meet again on the fourth
Tuesday in November.
- The South Carolina College has
just graduated its first woman gradu
ate, Miss Mattie Adams, of Lexington
- Thc Yorkville "Enquirer" says
a block of 23 shares of stock in the
York cotton mill changed hands last
week at ?120 per share.
- About eleven o'clock on Wednes
day night the depot at Rockton, near
Winnsboro. together with the ware
house, three box cars, and a part of
the railroad track was destroyed by
- Recently two Mormon elders were
met in the road near Salley by a party
of men and were pretty severely han
dled. It is claimed that the party who
did the assaulting was under the in
fluence of liquor.
- Major-Gen. M. C. Butler's ad
mirers are to present him with a horse,
and he will accept it on condition that
it is not a white one. Gen. Butler
had three white horses shot from un
der him during the late war.
- The Prohibitionists of Marion
county met in the Court House and
selected three candidates, whom they
propose to place before <thc Democratic
voters at the approaching primary, a3
suitable persons to be voted for as
members of the House of Representa
-Laurens has a Bonded Warehouse
Company, which is a most excellent
scheme. It is proposed to offer facili
ties for the storage of cotton and other
farm products at a nominal charge and
advance money to the owners to with
in a reasonably close margin of the
price on the day of storing.
- Lieutenant Blue writes his fam
ily in Marion that he is said to be the
first American who has hoisted the U.
S flag on Cuban soil. Others have
raised the flag on the adjacent islands,
but Lieutenant Blue was the first to
raise "Old Glory" on the main land
of Cuba. If that be true-hurrah for
South Carolina and Victor Bine, who
is victor in fact as well as name.
Darlington News.
- A County Sunday School Con
vention will be held in Abbeville OB
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the 12kk
13th and 14th of August. Frank F.
Whilden, of Charleston, will conduct
the convention a?d be assisted by A.
B. Morse, Ii. C. Bernau, W. 1). Barks
dale and W. H. Templeton of this
pl acc. -Abbeville Medium.
, -James E. Boroughs, one of Pick
ens county's most highly respected
citizens, died at his home at Prater'?
Friday night. The cause of his deatk
was due to being struck in the abdo
men with the end of a plow handle
while plowing. He only lived five
days from the time he was hurt.
- Three negro boys assaulted a little
three-year-old girl, the daughter of
James Grandy, at Darlington. They
put the little girl in a baby carriage
and carried her oh! to the woods. A
negro man heard the cries of the child
and went to her assistance and saved
her. Thc boy? are now in jail. Tke
oldest boy is 15 years, the others lt
and 12.
- Mr. Calvin White, near Clareice
postoffice, about 70 years of age, aid
Mrs. Frances Farmer, a widow abomt
60, were married last week. These
good people were living alone, aad,
while they are advanced in years, it
seems a suitable match. Mr. While
had his wheat thrashed a day or iwe
after the marriage,' and they say he
handled straw like a young man.
Spartanburg Spartan.
- The residence of Mr. J. W. Bunch,
near the hospital for the insane, wa;
struck by lightning last Thursday af
ternoon. A large hole was made im
the roof, bricks were knocked from the
chimney and a bed destroyed. The
inmates were badly frightened. Mist
Annie Tillman, daughter of the sen
ator, who was a guest of the house,
narrowly escaped serious injuries frost
the dangerous intruder.-Columbia
- Rattlesnakes are plentiful in tke
mountains this summer, and old aid
big ones at that. Mr.-J. P. Dillard,
while coming down Stumphouse moan
tain on last Saturday, ran npon and
killed a monster one, which had 13
rattles and a button, and measured ?
feet in length and as large around aa
an'ordinary man's arm. Mr. John T.
Galasby also killed one on the sane
.mountain on Saturday which had IS
rattles and a button. It was a large
and dangerous looking reptilt like ike
one Mr. Dillard killed.-Keovcee Cou
- Only one-third of the world's
population use bread as a daily artille
of food. Fully one-half of the people
of the world subsist chiefly on rice.
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Makes plans to advance on the Spaoish army, and wipe them from the Awe
of the earth. Our plans are already made, and we are daily doing away
with the high price system used by our competitors. The knife has been used
by us iu cutting prices, and to-day
-Is given up to be the
Dreaded by competition and Imitators.
Men's Suits $1.0?.
A Splendid Suit for $19?.
Boys' Suits 50c
Men's Good Jeans Pants 35c
Will give you for 75c. auy style Ladies' Shoe you want
Children's Shoes 15c. up.
Just out of sight our Men's Shoes of all grades, <fec,
Ginghams 2?c. yard, Cheese Cloth 2*c. yard, one box Laundry Soap le.
Best, two Cakes for 5c. Our Millinery Department is the cheapest you ev*
heard of. Away with high prices !
THE RACKET STORE. Cheapest in the State.
A well-selected lot just received-the best retail bulk Candy money caa
Another barrel of White Wine special pickling
To arrive this week. Send around vour Jug and try some of our five varie
ties of HOT WEATHER SYRUP, guaranteed not to ferment.
Large 3-lb Cans of GRATED PINE APPLE at 15e. or two f >r 25c.
A special bargain for a few days.
Big lot of superb aborted CRACKERS and FANCY BISCUITS.
Try them while fresh.
KINGAN'S RELIABLE HAMS. Always soft and fresh. Buy your
Hams from us.
-A.T-? ri - O hocolate- O reams
Phone 89.

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