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THESTORY f EIXING MAGHINE
Being tlie Queer Object Found by Buster John,
5weetest Susan, Drusilla and Billy Biscuit,
Under the Quidanceof Wally Wanderoon.
The Chlldren go to Vislt Billy Blscult
and on tho Way Dlscovor tho Old
Men Who Is Looklng For -Q'o'dd - ??!._
Tlmes W& Used to Have. '.
(Copyrlghtcd, 1908, by S. S. McCluro Co.)
The surrendor of General Leo's army,
and- tho cmanclpnUon of tho negroes,
made a gretit change ln the prospects
nnd prosporlly oC tho Southern pooplo,
and brought about many results, whlch,
whlle dlsagrecablo In themselvcs, havo
slnce worked to tho a/lvantago ot the
whole country, Such country gentlemen
as Mr. Abercromblc, who, It wlll be ro
membcrcd, wns the grandfather of Bus
ter John and Sweetost Susan, wero com
pallcd to glvo up tlio wholesome Ilves they
had been leadlng, and look elsewhoro for
the means of maklng their livlng.
But Mr, Aborcromble, was more fortu
nately sltuated than the great majorlty
of the Southern planters, Somo of hls
former slaves had gonc off wlth tho Fed?
eral almy, and others had wandered away,
secking to better thelr dondltion, But,
wlth one or two oxccptlons, they all came
baclc to the old place, and onnouncod-thot
they were not only ready, but oager to
take up thelr work where they had left
ctilt, who was a great fnvorito wlth them,
The chlldren dldn't walt to ask Jemlmy if
Drimllla could go wlth t)iRm,: Bustter John
ran do*vn the lano and told her thut they
wero golng to seo Billy BlscUlt, ahd- that
Drusllla wns golng,wlth them; that they
wero drlvlng , thelr pony, and that Dru?
sllla would rlde wlth them.
Jemimy wns vory well satlsfled wlth thls
dlsposltlon of thlnj-s. Ncverthcloss, sho
remnrked ns Bustor John ran back to
tho road ngnln: "Huh! dey novor Is tcr
ferglt dat wo all done qult b'longln'
lt was no great dlstance to tho homo
or Mr. Bobs, nnd tho chlldren soon ar?
rlved there; but whllo they wero yet
on,lhe wny?whlle they wero In sight ot
tho house?thoy saw a llttlo old mun by
the slde of tho road. Thero Is nothlng
strange In thls bare statement of ract.
but thero was somethlng very strange
about the Httlo old mnn. He had very
short logs, and ho wore a very tall hat,
whllo tho talls of hls coat wero not
vory far from the ground, If ho saw
the chlldren, he gave no slgn. He wns
pokln? about In tlio bushos wlth hls short
but stout walklng-cane, and he pald no
attentlon to pnBsers-by. Buster John
wanted to laugh, but prudence restralncd
hlm. Drusllla. not knovving what pru
denco ls. fclt obllged lo glggle a llttle as
they drovo by the llttle old man.
"You should be ashamed of yourself,"
protested Sweetcst Susitn. "If you go on
"Don't you hear some un hollerin1 dey head off?"
It c?,. Under the changed condltlons thls
could not be; but to each one who was
wllllng to enter Into a contract, the terms
of whlch were slmple and completc, a
parcel of land' was alloted and he was
duly installed as tenant. When the con?
tract had been made plain to them. they
were nulte ready to make thelr marks
on the document, and nll were will'ng
that Aaron, the son of Ben All, should
act ns general superlntendent' -.
Under the terms of the contract, each
tenant was to bo provlded with a' (Half
year's Bupply of provislons, seed for. h^w
ing, and Implements for tllllng the soll.
In tho nllotments of land to tlie'tenants,
the husband of Jemlmy?that same' Jeml
ny who was tho mother of DrU-.ii!a?
iccured a. parcel at the farthest limlts ot
Ihe plantatlon. whlch was nearly three
mlles from the homo place, and not very
(ar from the modest farm of Mr. Bobs,
tvhero, os we all know, llved BHIy Bls?
cult and Cawky tho Crow.
This arrangtment sulted Jemlmy and
ner husband very well. The success of
Mr. Bobs as a small farmer had made a
very deep lmpresslon on both whites and
.biacks in that nelghborhood, and Jeml
my's husband made up hls mind to di3
??nver how a good crop can b. made In
_ bad Beason. For her part, Jemlmy was
very glad to get a vacatlon' from the
kltchen. ? Sho had been cooklng for many
years, and the buslnes had grown some
what monotonous, especially since the be?
glnnlng of tho war, an event that marked
the d'ecay ot the old soclal customs thal
had kept th'e hcuscs of the couritry gen?
tlemen full of company half tho year.
With company ln the houso, Jemlmy had
no objectlon to cooklng; In fact, she de
llghted ln it, for then shn had an exeuse
to practlce___ as an art. But day in and
flay out, with nothlng to cook but tho
plainest food, and no company to serve
ss an exeuse for nn extra dlsh or two,
cooklng became tlresome; and Jemlmy
was glad to get away from the kltchen.
Th? only member of her famlly who
was not. glad of tho change wasDrusllla,
and she didn't ltko lt at all. She had been
brought up wlth playmates to choose
from, os lt were, and she was in no mlnd
to bury bersalf on tho plantatlon away
from the companlohshlp of those who
could amuse her, or whom she could
nrnuso. Sho did very well whllo hor daddy
and some ot hls frlends'wero bulldlng
the cabln, whlch took no long tlme, the
structure belng mado of logs and plnstor
ed wlth clay, but when the cabln was
completed, and thoy had settled down to
"?__,. ai. __no1** ns lf they wero in ihe
mtdst of tho wlldemess, Drusllla began
to grow very restless. She pined for the
companionshlp ot other chlldron, and she
was constantly besleglng her mother wlth
requosts to be allowed to go back to the
hc-me place und spond tho day wlth Bus
? ter John and Sweotost Susan
The dlstanco from Driisllla's new home
to tho Abercromblo place was nearly
three mlles, but llttle sho cared for dls
tance so long as she could Hnd plnyfel
lowrf. ??he went ns often as Bho could
hut tho more she went tho more sl..''
wanted to go, untll, flnally, Jomlmy had'
to "lay down de law" to hor. Thon Dru-'
Sllla suddonly remembered that Mr. Bobsi
llved not very far away, and thnt by go?
lng there she would have nn opportunlty'
to plny Wlth Bllly Klsotilt. Thereupon
she began to plead wlth her motlfor to
allow her to go and see Rllly.
Whllo she was begglng and ploadlng
one day, Jemlmy heard snmo ono calling
from the head of the narrow lane that
ran from tho cabln to tho rond. 'Hush
you1 blg mouf! Hush. t tell you!" sald
Jemlmy to Drusllla, "Don't you hoar
some un hollerin1 dey head of_7 How Itin
I hear what deyor saln' ef you keep on
rattlln* you* totigue like a oow-bell?"
Than Jemlmy. wlth real joy, heard the
volce of Sweetest Susan oaljlng her,-nn_J:
when lt seemed that she oould npt be'
heard, Rustor Jcjhn camo to her nsslstanco
and .called, Drusllla, wlthout walt Ing-'to-'
ask her mother, ran down the lane to the
chlldren, nnd they..wero as glad to -s.e
tied as Bh? waa to see them. Thoy wore
fttliujf to ?pend the day wlth Bllly Bi_ ?
making fun of peoplo that way you'll be
sorry some day."
"Kuh! w*-T.t llttle bit er laughin' I dono
aln't gwlne tcr liurt de man. I hear um
sat dat some folks kin keep fum laughin'
when dey see sump'm funny. but dat
aint de way wld me. When I wont tor
laugh. I'm hleedge ter laugh er bust.'
They went on and left the llttle old
man poklng and proddlng In the bushes
man poklng and proddlng aboutjn the
bushes wlth hls walking-cane. nnd soon
fprgpt all about hlm in pleasure they
Juid'at seclng Bllly Blscult again. A part
'6! thls pleasure grew out of the curlous
capers that Bllly cut when he saw them.
"Hoyran round and round with hls arms
'spread out as the ducks sprcad thelr
wings when they are at play and then,
to ca'p the cllmax. he dropped on tho
floor. got on.his-all-fours, and before you
could count two had changod hlmself In?
to a plg; and before you could flnd out
what klnd of a plg he was?Chesrter Whlte
or the razor-back varlety?he had chang
Is thls llttlo old man, end what makos
hlrn look so funny?"
"I couldn't toll you that, honey," re?
plied Miss Elviry, "Ho Bays ho comes
from a forclgn countiry not far from here.
Ho wanted my brother to vlslt lt wlth
hlm ono clay, but. brother thought maybe
tho man' was up to Homo prnnk or other,
nnd ho dldn't go. Ho comes here occrt
slonnlly and menntlcrs around, We thlnk
ho ls huntlng for somntliltig that ho loat
a long tlmo ngo. Flrst and last, I rockon
wo'vo nll lost aomethlng that we'd llko
mlghty woll to flnd." Sho mado thls last
re-mark wllh a slgh. '
"Would ho hurt anybody?" Swootest
Susan asked. J
"Oh, no!" replied Miss Elviry. "Bro?
ther dldn't know hlm well when ho nsked
hlm to go with hlm to tho forelgn coun?
try not far from here. I heard brother
say tlie other day that ho wlsht tho man
would ask hlm ag'ln; but ho nover hae,'
and '1 hardly rcckon ho ever wlll, He
says hls ..namo Is Wally Wandcroon."
Buster John sald no more, but ho pro
posed to tho others. after nwli.lc, that
they go back down the road and sco It
they could flnd the llttlo old man, Dru?
sllla dldn't llke the idca much,
"You all (Its/llke you UBe tor be; free
dom aln't changed you a bit."
DruBllIa had an Mo.-i that freedom waa
a matter that Bliould ehango Individuals,
as well bb the wliole face of the world.
Perhaps sho was rlght In that, ln Bplto
of her Ignornncc; but freedom, llko other
blesslngs. must bo bollcd down tn order
to come at the cssencc thereof.
"I aln't got no better senso dan ter
go wld you, but I tell you rlght nofc,"
sho went on, "I aln't gwlne ter run my
head ln no hornct's ncs'. I dono.went
wld you-all un' do sprlng, but I aln't
gwlno ln no rao' holcs In de ground.'"!
tell you dat flat kn' plain."
"To henr you talk," romarked Buster
John scornfully. "people would thlnk that
you had been ln great danger. But when
dld you get hurt when you went wlth
"WelL 1 des oz soon be hurted ez ter
be skeer'd dey aln't nobody been skeer'd.
Dar's Miss Susanlll tell you de samo."
"Yes, I was friglitencd somotimes," said
Sweotcst Susan. laughlng, "but I knew
all the tlme that there was nothlng to
be frlghtened at. I know it was all either
a drcam. or somethlng very llke It."
"Yes," sald Buster John sarcastlcally?
boys of thlrteen can bo very sarcastlc?
"Anron Is a dream. Mr. "Thlmbleflnger ls
a dream; cverylhlng ls a dream,"
"'Oh, I didn't mean that," protested
Sweetcst Susan; "I meant that it was all
so queer that It seemed lige a dream. 1
remember that you1 sald so yourself; and
you know very well that you couldn't
persaude mother that w? hadn't been
"WelL you know what grandfather
sald," Buster "John Inslsted; "he sald that
when two or three people dream the
same drcam It Is not a dream but a
"Still. lt nll appeared Jlke a dream to
me," Sweetest Susan declared.
"Dream! I say dream!" exclaimed Dru?
sllla indlgnantly. "You can't fool me; ef
you wanter fool yo'se'f go ahead an' do
it. but don't come an' tell me 'bout
dreamln' when you got nofe eyes wide
open an' all yo' senses 'bout you."
(To be Contlnued.)
GOOD HOTEL TOWN.
The Drummer Knows a Good Thing
When He Sees It.
SOUTH BOSTON", VA.. Feb. 21.-The
Hotel "Vernon, whlch has been temporarl
ly closed for repalrs and thorough reno
vatlon. wlll be opened agaln wlthin a
short tlme by Mrs. C. H. Jordan, of Re
publlcan Grove. Everythlng from plt to
dome wlll be new.
Tho "Garland," whlch was opened more
than a year ago by Mr. R. HC Dowdy,
has been crowded nearly all the tlme,
Cornmerclal travellers who formerly
avolded South Boston as a etay-over place
on Sunday now seek lt abovo all others,
LaBt nlght Mrs. R. W. Lawson enter?
talned her frlends dellghtfully. It was a
guesslng party and was gTeatly enjoyed
by all who were present. <
Major J. M. Carrlngton and Mr. W. D,
Hlll havo returned from Alabama, where
they havo been vlewlng lands,
Messrs. W. D. HUI and Company, real
e3tate agents, who have been lnstrurae'n
tal In bringlng large numbcrs of farmers
from the Xorthwest and Iocatlng them
in Halifax, wlll establlsh a branch agency
ln Alabama, In what Js known as- the
MIsses Laura M. Stebblns and Rose
Watklns, two of Hallfax's most beautiful
young ladles, who have been spendlng
the winter In Florlda and Cuba, have re?
Miss Cabell Watklns, of Bufftalo Llthla
Sprlngs, ls the much-admlred guest of
Mr. and Mrs, H. J. Watklns on Logan
Miss Minnte Morton, of Clarksville. is
visiting Mrs. Thomas F. Fry, Maln
Miss Grace Plilllips, of Ttlchmond. who
has been the companlon of MIsses Steb?
blns and Watklns in their tour of tha
Tbey saw a Httle old man * * * poking about ln the bushea.
ed hlmsotf lnto a puppjv. and galloped
around barklng gnyly.
Thls was the way littlo Bllly Blscuit
showed hls Joy at seotng hls frlends agaln,
for ho waa not much of a talkor. Thoy
all had a good tlmo together, untll, flnal?
ly, when thoy wero tlrod of Spot llia
house dog, and of Cawky tho tnmo Crow,
Bustor John happonod to remember tho
:l ttlo old mnn they had seen by the road
...T. ?*?._! he no BOon?r romombored tho
llttle old man than he began to Innulre
about hlm.. Indeed, Bustor John asked
bo many questlons wlthout catchlng hls'
brealh that Mlss Elviry, who was Mtv
Bobs. Bls.er, had Io yrwn hlm :tlmt htf.
imiBt ask SnejiuBstlop at a tlmo, other
Wlse. shp woula never bo nble tb answer
?'Well, then," aal.4 Buster JqIw, >'who
South. Is tho guest ot her coustn, Miss
Mr. C, V. Brnaks and brlde, aftor hav?
lng spent thelr honeymoon ln Florlda,
havo returned. ,
Miss Wlmblsli, of Danvllle, is visiting
Miss Mamle Early.
Mrs. 13, C. Gllinor, of Chatham, Is quite
lll at tho homo of hor son-ln-law, R. Holt
Essley, nt Houston, k
Hprses Still With Us.
Dospito the Inronds of the automobjlo
and the oleotrlo trolley,..Iho nuntbor of?
horsos lu the Unltod States ls estlmntoil
.to have. been 10,533,L?.'4 ln 11)04 and to
havo .Inoreasod to 40,6ST",873 ln 1003. The
(U-iiionutlziitlon of tln, horsn by solf-pro
pelling vehicles hns evldently not boen
vory effegtfye.-Omalia See,.
Just Try to Get Well
. . Find out *what.I know.;.
Learn why my,offer is possible.
"Write me a postal?that's all. >
Then I will mail you an order?good ab any drug store?for six bottles Dr.
Shoop's Restorative. You may take it ai month on trial. If it succeeds the
cost 5s $5.50. If it fails / will pay the druggist myself-, and your more word shall
i Note What That Aleans
No matter about your projudico and doubts.
Thej are natural?but put them nsida for^onco,^
Look at it this way: If my trenttncht'-suc-;
cccds, you are well. If it fails,-it is free.
Your wholc risk is the postal you write.
And considcr this: You see this offer every?
where, and thousands every week accept it,
Don't you realize that I must be curing these
thousands, else tlie oflcr would. ruin mo?
And can't you belicve?in. vicw of the faith
I ehow?that my vast experience may havo
solved a way to cure you?
Don't be too hesitating when your health is
at stakc. Jti9t try for a month. to get well.
Then, if you are still doubtful, let your drug?
gist .send the bill to me.
My Method is This:
My Restorative strengthens the inside nerves.
It is my discovcry?the result of my lifctime'a
'?voYk.*-- ... ...
Instead of doctoring the wdak prgan. I bring
back the nerve power which uloric makes each
vital organ act. I givo it!. tho 'strength to do.
.its duty, just as I would give a weak ongtno
I nearly always succced. My records show
thnt 39 out of ench 40 who get my Restora?
tive on trial pniy for it gladly, beeausc they
are cured. The best of otlier treatments can?
not cure ono chronic case in ten.
My book will tell you why.
Cut Out Thls Coupon
For wo all resolvo to send for somethlng, but
forget. Mnrk the book desIrcd and mail thls
with your name and address to
Dr, Shoop, Box 288, Racine, WIs.
Book 1 on Dysensta l Book 4 for Women.
Book 2 on the Heart. Book 5 for Mon (scaled)
Bodk 3 on the Kidneys I Book 0 on Rhouma tlsni
Mild cases, notchronlc, aro often curod by o_io
or two bottles, At all druggUts,
Dr. Shoop's Restorative on Trial
(Contlnued from First Page.)
crlBis whlch forced them to a choico be?
tween two lmperatlve eirits.
'lf they walved thelr claim to consUtu
tional protectlon, of thelr property and
domestic instltutlons, ailowed .tlie execu?
tlve and leglslatlve departments of the
Unlted Btates to nulllfy constltutional
guaxantecs, and sufcmltted that Leglsla
tures of Northern States should treat as
empty words the dcclsions of the supreme
court, they would but abandon thelr nat
ural fortress for the open country, ajid
be thereafter dependent upon the caprlce
of a sectlonal majorlty.
Experlence Qias taught them tliat every
concession made to fanatlclsm but whetted
tho nppetlte of that raving beast for fur?
ther aggresslon. AVithln ten years the
cry of the rullng factlon had changed
trom "compromlse" to "surrender." The
ulllmate fate of the weaker sectlon, If
policy of submission should be accepted,
was plain as tbe handwrltlng on,.the wall
at tho feast of Belshazzar. Not slavery
alone was involved, but the sanctity of
tho constltutional compacf and all bhe
rights of tho States whlch that involved,
and under a government, controlled and
admlnlstered by the experlments of a
"hlgher law," the only measure of -for
bearanco In the denlal of thelr rights,
antagonism to thelr lntorests, conflscation
ot their property, would be the unselflsh
mercy and elastlc consclence' of a party
whlch ihad-'canohlzed John Brown, pll
lorled Chlef ? Justlce Taney for decldlng
the law accordlng to the law, and had de
nounced the Constitutlon as "a league
with Satan and a covonant with hell."
On that road- luy no safety, but on tho
contrary self-stultiflcatlon, treason to their
convlctions, humlliation and ultlmate
The alternatlve wns to revert to tho
theory and practlce ot thelr Revolutlon
ary sLres, to lnslst tihat the conBent of
the governed was an essentlal to the le
gitlmacy of any establlshment; to reafllrni
the doctrlno of Franklln and Adama and
Jay of the Inherent rlght of a people to
abollsh and wlthdraw from a government
whlch had ceascd for them to subserve
~thc purposes for whlch formod; to com
mlt no aggresslta'iisi-' to make no demands
outslde of thelr own terrltory, but to
assert and exerclse tho reserved rights of
overy party to a -vlolated contraot, the
rlght to ceaso membership In a unlon
whlcli wns no longer admlnlstered by the
letter or sptrlt of the Constitutlon whlch
created and deflned Its powers, and to
orect wlthin thelr own bordcrs a struc
ture adapted to thelr noeds, conslstont
wlth thelr polltlcal vlews and proserva
tlve o? thelr domestic rights and Instltu?
Thus, ono hy one, wlth dellberatlon and
dignity. tho States of that vnnlshed coun?
try decided. They proclaimefl thelr do
croes of setyiratlon ln solomn form, de?
clared tholr pnelflc purposcs. justlfied
their actlon ln almost the very languago
which tho colonles addressed to Oreat
Britaln In 1776, nnd thon nssembled at
Montgomery to launch a now shlp of stato
upon tho sea of o- srlment,
Tho answor (for i o eplsode of Fort
' Sumter hns no slgnlllcnnce ln deternilnlng
tha quostlon of overt aggresslon) was tho
cluim of a rlght and tho nnnounccment
of a purpose to coerce by force of arms
the submission of tho secedlng Statos to
tho bonds of unlon and tho authorlty of
the government nt AVnshlngton.
So tho lssue wns Jolned, And so thoro
onmo a tlme In that far-off country (our
tlme, my comrndos) when the god ot bat?
tle was involved agalnst usurpatloii and
amiod lirvasion, und when nll the blossom
of youth nnd flowor of manhood In that
tnlr land rallled to a flag whlch stood
for constltutional llberty. qb tho fathors
of the repuullo had nsorted arid deilned
Jt, and agalnst dospotlo rulo nnd coreclon
-by the bayonets, as George tlie Thlrd had
BPLENDOR OF HEROJC DKEDS.
.. Than .camo tlio spiendor of heroio deeds,
the d'edieaiion of an ontire peoplo, their
UveB, tholr forttines and thelr, nacred lion
?>or. utipn the ajtur of aaerlike. ..The glory
of flectlng victory, snatched from the very
Jaws of opposlng fate! The pathctic
spectaclo ot transccndent gentus and al- j
most superhuman valor flghtlng.llke Slse
ra agalnst the stars ln thelr courses! The
tender beauty of woman's mlnlstratlons
and the brave. sweet faces whlch masked
their: achlng hearts! The upllfting of
souls to self-obllvlon.' The dellrium of
the head long charge The suporb record
of constancy, loyalty, and endurance.
whlch lent a rainbow's histro tp those
bloody annols! The fiickering.brvaiance?
the sunset of the.Confedecacy^-of'the lnst
essays of desperate courago" to "avert the
Inevltable; ' ? ? " ??'*'
And then,?tho'darkness fell
Exhaustod by tho very. persistence ancf
success with whlch the.* had protraoted
aa unequal contest, thoso skeleton batta
llons. still standlng grimly by thelr colors,
had nothlng left of all that makes up the
efhciency of armles except the lnvlnclble
spirit which trlal only tempers-and that
courage whlch risos - with the d.emands
upon it. In mercy and in Justice to these
Incomparable veterans, .the-orderfor sur
render was given. But they had.already
won laupels not always placed"upon the
vlotor's brow. And thero was llttle room
for trlnmph to the hosts that stOod by In
countloss numbera and saw the thin pro
cesslon of emaclated forms and worn
faces, "ln ragged' Jackots, but bearing
brlght muskets," march out under the
Aprll sky to glve a last saluto to the
leaders they had followed so well and the
flag they had worshlpped.
When that was furled, the last _veal had
been set upon the tragedy of tho agee.
In place of the once magniflcent armles
wero a few thousands- of haggard, footsore
and heartaorV.men(.:'vven_llng.thglr palnful
ways tbwartfs-r?ijcd, hpnjee'.and desolated
plains.^, Taey-, had'-been -flrst worshippers
at the blrth,-they wero the-.instmourners
at the grave of the vanlshed nation.
Dear country of the soldter's dreams.
Hall and fsrowell! Tho nlght fails upon a
land of shrlnes and altars, peopled by
ghosts and by memorles,
* ? *?? _ ? * >
Comrades: To others than oursolves
^nnd our own people we cannot explaln,
and wo woiild not make apology, that the
four years we spent. as soldlei'3 of the
Confederacy, desplto tho trlals and losses
that nttended and the unsp-akable dlsas
ter that crowned them, are treasured In
and sanct|fled' to our hearts of hearts us
the best. and proudest and donrest expe
rlences of our llves.
? "We'could notfpi-get them if wo would.
"We wotild^.not forget them if .we could.
Nay, remeih\>erlngsajid roallzilng all that
strugglo cost..iis?the "p'rlceless llves. tho
desolated flrcstdes, the raplne, the plllage,
tbe devastntlon, the InipoverlHhmont of
war, and tho polltlcal and'saclal evlls that
caused the perlod of reconstruction?re
caJIing nJl the agony of Impotonl l)erolsm.
oc unavallliig pruyers, ot unfrultful sac
rliice, of und'escrved oppresslon, of polltl?
cal porsecutlon, nnd of bocIii! outra?o?
stlll I declare?and know that 1 spenk t'or
you in doclaring?that we would not
turn back the tlde of tlme and havo ex
punged tho record of tlmt berolc flght for
(treslde and for freedom, not lf all wi
havo ondurod could bo und'onc, not if all
that wns waated could be roatored, not
even could our dead bo glven back to us
and all be uh It wore ln the oldon tlmes.
ACCDPT NETW DISSTINY.
Wo have long ogo acceptod tho new
destlny, as loyally os we battlcd to
avort lt. We aro pledged wlthout re?
serve to tho dutles of the present; and
out of tho wrecks of our anclont for
t-unes and syatems we havo bulldod a
new Industrlal and polltlcal South. We
havo confronted rudo fortune wlth
courago no loss than that tho Confed
orato soldler dlsplayod upnu the HcKl.
There ia no stnin upon tho falth wu
pllghted when tho hard tutelngo of re?
construction wus onded and wo renewcd
allcglancii to tho Unlted States govorn
ment. Our veprcsont.utlves nro ln Con
groas, etrlvlt.g wlth lldollty to leglslato
for tlie good of tho wholo country.'
Once (ind agaln ln reennt yours our sons
havo answered tho drum. beat of the
Unlon and ralllod to tho luig whlch
Washlngton mado lllustrloua at Vork
town, and Scott ot I.undy's Liiue, and
Davls nt Biii'ini Vlsta, and __eo ut Chap
ultepoc. And but now, ln Huproroi'*"*
uvldonco tlmt wo hold tho now bond ii'
unlon to bo ono of fcllawshlp, Vlrginla.
has teiulered, for a pluco lu tho Capltal
u .-. Waahlngton, 11 atuttio ot 'her boat bo
loveal son,' tho flowe*' of Southorw chlv
alry, the Hon of tho Confederaoy?Hobt.
Ah, llttle they knew us who deem that
we would offer up his noble offlgy aa
tho pledge of a halt-hearted alleglancel
And as llttlo those who thlnk that we
would have hlm there op subtle legal
plea?or, on reluctant saiftorance?or on
any other terms than those of grateful
welcome tc the American Hall of Fame
to the great captaln and Chrlstlan gen*
tloman whose; namo ls the synonym of
genlus, yalor'~and vlrtue throughout tho
wlde, w&e world.
But, not*JwIthstandlng the truth of nll
that I ,have-saJd; nay, rather because
ot Its truth,?for/ were wo recroant to
our past, tff-'llttle worth would be our
pllghted falth for the tlmo that ls and
ls to be?Just as true lt Is, that. still,
our soujs ..are haunted. as the falthful
shell by tho murmur of its mother sea,
by tho proud and tender recollectlons of
tho days- that wero and are not. To
hnve bo'r'ne a'part ln them?no matter
how humble, lf falthful?is to us a
badge of" ..honor such as no earthly
prlnce or.- potentato could confer.
And aocl)ored ln our souls, along wlth
the creeds whlch entltle us to hope for
heaven, and to meet our loved ,ones thero
ls the falth tliat history wlll mete out
Justlco to the Confederate Boldler and
hls cause, and wlll reverse that verdlct
whlch, in the face ot rlghteous plea and
worthy precedent, was ylelded to the ln?
fluence of "the heaviest battalions."
LEE CAMP'S PATRIOTIC TASK.
To ensure and hasten such a verdlct ls
the holy and patrlotic tn.sk over whlch
you, my comrades of Lee Camp, havo
laborea so wlsely and so well.
By presejv.ing inoyonder gallory the
forms and; factis. .a.nd in your archlves a
record of.', Uib'Tdeods' and characters of
men both' great ahd'good, you have en
tored a pe'rpetual and cogenl appeal
agalnst that advorse Judgment of thelr
cause whlch rests solely upon our arbl
trament of tho sword.
Such men nre not of tho spawn thnt
foul and deslgnlng treason breeds. Not
of such stuff aro traitors mado. Not
from tho thlstle do wo gather grapes,
nor thorns from flg-trees.
And you aro handlng down to future
generatlons, in tho most vlvld nnd ap
peallng form, tho lncltement to revore
and to emulato tho herolc vlrtues and
the strong, pure llves whlch speak from
the grave wlth testimony strong as the
tongues of nngels, Thus shall your re?
ward "bo two-fold, not alone in vlndlca
tlon of our past but in perpetuatlon to
our children's chlldren ot a legacy of
magnlflcent cxample. A statuo 6f the
ancient days boro thls lnscrlptlon: "Not
to Aristldes, but to Aristidos the Just,"
So wa make idols, not of our leaders.
but of tlio genlus and virtucs shown
forth In thelr llves. Without such Idols
a peoplo ls also without ldcals. Without
Ideals no peoplo can mirvtve above tlio
level of the bensts that perlsh. A raco,
a natlon, a ctvlllzatlon, mny be falrly
judged nnd Its destlny falrly predicted
by tho moral dlmenslons of Its ldcals
and the voneratlon It accords them.
Look thero and thero nnd thero, my
countrymen! And how shall we despalr
ln the tlmo that Is, or thnt whlch ls to
como, ot tlio lnnd wo lovo?
And now,* comrades of Leo Camp, lt
Is my prlvlloge to tender to your plous
custo.ly tho counterfeit presentment of
a real prosonco woll worthy to Jotn yon
dor goodly company ot patrlotic war
He was a man In whose character and
career tho highest attrlbutos of truo
manhood wero ; illustrated. As a, sol
dler, ho was bravo as tho bravest, loyal
to tho core, falthful to tho end.
LOVINO TR1BUTE TO KEMPER.
A Vlrglnian, ho loved hls Stato wlth
all tho forco of an nrdout and enrnest
nature. Ho camo of Swedlah stock?a
sturdy, mnrtlal breod of Norsomon whlch
has proserved Its natlonal Idontlty agalnst
Mosloni, Muscovlto and Gaul. through
conturios of bloody battle.
Whon war came, ho dld not bella hls
llnoage, but respondad to tho llrst call
of tho Stato upon her sons, In full con
vlctlon of her Hovoroign elaim upon hltn
nnd of tho Justlce of hor cause.
Ho was a graduate nf thnt nchonl nt
Lexlngton wlUoh a Foderal general
stylcd "the Mllltary Nursory of tha
South," and he hnd served ns captaln
of volunteera In Tuylor'a coluinn In Mck
Ho entored thi< Confederate sorvlce ns
colonel of tlio Soventh Vlrglnla Infan
try, but early ln 1802 was given command
of tho brlgade formorly A. P. HlU'_i,
and waa commendod for gallantry and
ofllclency nt Seven Plnes. ln tho aover.
days' campalgn around RIchmond, at
Bccond Manassaa, at Sharpsburg, In
1803 hls' brlgado was asaigned to the
dlvlslon of Plckott and was In th?
front Uno of tho momornbln asstiult nt
Gettysburg. Leadlng hls men agalnst
the bolchlng battcrles on Cemetery Hlll
ho shnred the glory of that brllllnnfc
ehargo wlth Armlstead, Garnctt and
Hunton. Felled by a ahot on the erest
of that wavo ot horolsm whlch has been
called "Tho Hlgh Tlde of the Confed?
eracy,"-'hls llfe wns long despalred of;
and he waB never ablo to take the fleld
Hls carecr subsequent to the war won
honorablo and tisefui. Hls posltlve cbar?
acter and robust Intellcct carned apcedy '
rocognltlon of hls capaclty for leadcrshlp
Jn the clvlc arena.
In the consolldatlon of- tho conscrvn*
tlvo polltlcal an,d soclal elcments, whlch '
became ossentlal to the snfety of the
State as a result of negro suftrago and
othor revolutlonary features of reeon
structlon, ho camo promlnently before the
publlo as a man of firm convlctlons, In
Hexlble purposc, strong ln debate and
wlso In council. Nor was It long er.
Vlrginla honored hlm wlth a posltlon
of trust ,commenSurato wlth hls talenU
and desorts. Ho entered tho Oovernor's
offlce ln 3874 and admlnlstered Its dutlni
wlth a fldellty and ablllty whlch sus
talncd tho bost tradltlons of the Com
monwealth and earncd for hlm the ro
spect of every class of his constltuents.
Thereafter ho never left the shades ol
private llfe: He survlved to see hli
bcloved State well started'on a new '<
era of prosperlty a.nd happlness, and h.
dled ln 1S05 leavlng a name as free from
staln as the skles that bend In Indlni
summer above hls natlve mountalns.
Such, In pregnnnt brevlty, is the llft
record of the gallant offlcer, honest gen?
tleman, patrlotlc citlzcn, whose memory
wo are here to-nlght to honor and per
His epltaph mlght bo written as of om
who never shlrkod a duty, ovadod nn ob
llgatlon, pattrled wlth th-e truth, quallcd
before a dangor. nor betrayed a trust."
Commander, through you I now glv<
to the guardlanshlp of Lee Camp th.
portrait of General James L. Kemper.
ON THE INDREASi
(Continued from Flrst Page.)
llsts of appllcatlons, According td thi
report of the Southwestern hospital for
1002, a good many of the old lnflrm and
apparently harmless cases wero sent t?
county almshouses. Some of these havi
been already rccommltted, sent to Jallt
and returned to the hospital.
Like the statlstlcs referred to above^
the fact of the oveKcrowdlng of the hos?
pltals is also mlsleadlng, if lt be taken
as an ovldonce of the Increase of insanity
among our people. For It may be ao
counted for. in part at least, by othei
causes. Among these ls the fact that il
has become a. qulto common custom ta j
send to the hospltals persons w.ho have
no speciflo mental ailment, thelr minds
belng merely wcakened by sfenllity. And
another cause Is that' Improvements ld,
hyglene and ln treatment gencrally, to?
gether wlth the regular mode ot life in
a hospital, have tendod, as our recordj
show, to prolong llfe among the lnmato.i
of our insane hospltals. There aro In the
Western hospital 24. patlents, nearly one
ifourth of its populatlon. who have been
thero from fltteen to flfty years. 'tall
shows clearly that tho Insane ot one gen
eratlon lingers on and keep the places
ln tho hospltals which are needed by the
insane of the succeedlng generatlon.-Her.
wo flnd one prlme factor ln th(..vpver
croiVdJng: of- our lnstitutlons. Of cOurse
It Is an obvlous error to take the case*
of Insanity. whlch haVe thus been nccu
mulatlhg in our hospltals for a good
part of two gen'eratlons ___ an indlcatton
of the tncreaso of the disease in our own
Thero is another conslderatlon which
also has a bearing upon the question
whether there haa beon an Increase of in?
sanity ln Vlrglnia. In lato years. It ll
that the two great causes ot Insanity ar<
heredlty and mental and physlcal atraln
Tho influence of the former may beas
sumed to be pretty neairly a constanl
quantity. As to thevsecond, there hat
not been ln Vlrginla, at least slnce th.
far-off days of war and reconstructlon,
any such unusual straln upon her peop!<
us fo produce an. unusual prevnlence o|
insanity among them. Accordlngly t.
Church and Pcterson, two emlnent au
thorities, the normal ratio of insanity lt
ono ln 300 of a populatlon. In Vlrginla .
the ratlo is somethlng loss than one in
But, apart from the question whethei
there has been of late years an increast
in this latter ratlo, there can be na
question as to the crowded condltlon ot
our exlstlng hospltals, whlch has been
accounted for above, at least in part^'
Therefore there can be no question either
on these two polnts, flrst, that there ar.
constnnt appllcatlons for admlsslr.n
which are rejected for want of room, antl
second, that there ls. for this renson, ai
lmperatlve need for the bulldlng'of addl?-'
tlonal accommodatlons for the insane ol'
DANCES AT M'KENNEY
Delightful Society Life in This Thrivin_!
(Speclal to Tlio Tiitio-.Dlspntch.)
M'l.BNN"-'. VA., February 21.?Besldea
belng a thrlvlng buslness town McKenny
is noted for Its hlgh soclal standlng. The
young men ot the town gave a blg danca
Frlday evenlng ln honor of the Mlsses
Edmunds, of Petersburg, vlsltlng Mlss
Bnrnor, McKenny, Va. Thoso partlcl
patlng were as follows: Mlsses Pattle
and Pearl Edmunds,. Maude Bhlrd. ol
Petersburg; "Annle Barner, of McKenny;.
Lizzie and Otelia Butterworth, of De
wltt; Evelyr. and Mary Bolsseau. Alma
and Laura Harrls, of Dlnwiddle, Va.;
Susle Dlckson, of Goodwynville, Va,;
Mlss Moore. of Emporla; Messrs. J. R.
lleck, R. A. Thrlft, J. P. Batte, Cleve
land Bolsseau, Percy Doyle, of McKen?
ney, Va,; Ren and A. G. Butterworth, R.
E. Lewls, Rodger Jones, of Dowltt. Va.;
Dr. Lippett, T. M. Netherland. of
Dlnwiddle; Cuttler and Henry Qalusha,
Knox nnd Robert Bolsseau, of Goodwyns
vllle; Jlr. and Mrs. A. E. Rlchardson.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Bryan, Mrs. J. Y. Harrls,
Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Brlggs, Mr. and Mrs.
O, J. Bolsseau. Muslc wus furnlshed by
Petorsburg's strlng band and danclng
wns kept up untll the wee hours of tha
One of the most delightful dances was
gjven nt the home of Dr. E. C, Powoll,
on Frlday nlght by Mlsses Powell ln
honor of thelr numerous frlends. Among
thoso present were Mlsses Whltmore.
Dalsy Doylo, I_illa Bert Lucy, BerU
Powoll. Lllllo Henning, Mrs. W. J.
Bronch, Mrs. V.*. T, Carter. Messrs. John
L, Piclcrell. F, H. Gee, John Bolsseau.
Percy and Rye Powoll, Charles G.
Jiehmer. Thomas Cox, A. K. Powel.
Rlchnrd and GrahamTHarrlson, G. Whlt.
Uharles Thrlft, C. O. Modlock, Oeoi'fcr
Powell, Refreshments were served *
1_ o'clock and danclng was kept up unl?
a late hour,
Mrs. M. B. Cogblll. of Petersburg, ti:
vlsltlng Mrs. J. V. Harrls.
Miss Goldlo Smlth ls qulte Indlspoeed at
the homo of Mrs. Stern.
Min. Kiitu Sudy, of West Vlrginla. wiio
has been vlaltlng Mr. A. M. Orguln".
famlly. left to-day to vlslt frlends ln
Riilolgh, N. C.
The local option election held yesterddji
ln Davlll'a Dlstrlct, wus carrled by thi
drys by over one hundred majorlty.
Petltloiw are belng got ten up In othe.
districts asklng the judge to appolnt t
day ta hold local option olectlons them
It lu thought that wlthln alx month1
thoro wlll be no whiskoy aold tn Ou