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THE HAMPTON MONUMENT
Sculptor Ruchstuhl's Preliminary
Model Approved By the Com
Columbia. S. C.. November 29.
Mr. F. Wellington Ruchstuhl. the
talented American sculptor who was
selected to make the equestrian statue
of Wade Hampton, met with the
commission on Tuesday and it wa!
agreed that the work should be push
ed along the lines suggested by Mr
Ruchstuhl in his preliminary model
The entire commission was present
Senator C. S. McCall ,of Marlboro
chairman, Senator J. Q. Marshall ol
Richland, Col. Altamont Moses o
Sumter, Hon. B. A. Morgan ol
Greenville and Hon. E. M. Seabrool
The contract was made agreeabl<
to all parties on the assurance of Mr
Ruchstuhl that his model is intendec
merely to give a general suggestior
as to the features. The horse upor
which Gen. Hampton's figure i.
mounted in the model was admired
very much by the members of the
comission and Gen. Hampton's pos
ture in the saddle was approved. Mr
Rushstuhl assured the commissior
that the features would be made sat
isfactory or there will be no charg(
for the entire mdnument.
The site on the capitol ground.
might cause the statue to be dwarfe
in appearance, but at the intersectior
of Main and Laurel streets it would
present a most imposing appearance
The only objection could come frorr
the street railway company and thi,
might be fixed by city ordinances sc
that the cars could go ;tround the
monument or might turn down Bland
ing street instead of Laurel.
Col. Moses said that if Columbiz
should not care for the monumen1
Sumter would be glad to get it anc
Mr. Seabrook said the same thing
for Charleston. If it should prove tc
be desirable to erect the statue away
from the state capitol in order tha1
neither might detract from the genera:
appearance of the other. it is thoughl
that there will be no trouble to gel
a Iesirable place in the city.
Presuming that the monument will
be built on the state house grounds
the site will probably be near the
Washington statue and facing Ger
vais street. Such being the case, the
inscription will be as follows:
East Side-"Governor of South
Carolina, 1876-1879. United States
North Side-"Born March 18, 1818
Died April 11, 19o2."
On the shield just below will be the
last words uttered: "My people
hite and black--God bless them all.'
South Side-"Erected by Citizem
f This State, 19o6."
West Side-"Lieutenant Genera
onfederate States Armv."
On the eight shields on the westerr
nd eastern sides wvill be placed the
ight most prominent battles in which
e was engaged. as follows:
First Manassas. Brandy Station
ettysburg, Trevilion. Sappony
hurch, Burges Mill and Bentonville.
A BIG SUIT.
argest Ever Filed in Any Court ir
Thie World, Involving Half
Chicag''. Dcecmber i.--The larg
st suit everT !ied in a.ny court in the
-orld, inv olving over half a billior
oliars, begins befo)re Judge Kolikat
f the United S'.ate- co.urt. when th<
-irs of Alison C. Stewa-zrt and Gen
ilroad. The hirs wVill seek to re
ver dam.xes~ frm thI 1:e rail road i
e use of wevral miles of Stewar1
enue by the rai lro ad conmpanyv. anc
this. is the~ principal ent.ranlce of th<
' road t ti cit! 41 . :he acti' n wil
birterly- fi g t
he propIerty~ in~ ispute came t th
ginal ewner- a g:vernmt.nt :aa(1
ich they a :ttired whien Chicagt
lhe Stewart hieirs gave thle land rc
city with the restriction thai
tld the land be used for any' bul
riginal punrp 'e it should reveri
e. Penyas gt he right: oi
andi the heir are now suinig.
sidemt R * -eVeh and family are
In the Paddle Wheel.
Mr. Stanhope Hall, author of
"Twenty Years at Sea." was not
much more than a boy when he had
the following curious and terrifying
adventure. the recollection of which
haunted him all his life, says an ex
change. The ship on which he was
making his first voyage was loading
cotton in Mobile bay and the captain
had sent him in a small boat to get
some newspapers from a big side
wheel steamer which lay near by.
In trying to bring the boat up to
the steamer, he says, upset myself
and went down. I could not swim
and I struggled in hopeless terror.
When I came to the surface I found
myself in tile brackets of a great
wheel; they were green with river
moss and slippery as ice. but I re
gained my breath.
As I held on panting from my
plunge a thrill of horror ran through
me. The wheel had slowly began to
revolve. In agony I shouted, but
in that great wheel box my voice
was nothing. Slowly the wheel
turned, carrying me upward. When
I reached the top I should be ground
to pieces: or if by any chance I es
caped that fate I should be drown
ed when I was again drawn under the
wheel into the fearful suction.
Again and again I shouted. Finally
as I was nearing the top, a little trap
door opened and some one looked in
to the box. I opened nyT mouth to
call once more, but my throat was
paralyzed: for a moment I cou'd not
utter a note.
The trap door was just closing.
when with one mighty effort. my
voice came back and I screamed. The
man opened the trap again, saw me.
siprang upon the wheel and snatched
me into saftey. I was a heavy
weight in his arms as he carried me
to the deck, for I fainted dead away.
A Cordial Invitation.
Atlanta. Ga.. November 3o.-At a
meeting of the Atlanta chamber of
commerce last night a resolution ex
tending President Roosevelt an invi
tation to visit Atlanta wa- unani
moisly adopted. The National As
sociatiiin of Manufacturers meets in
this city Mav 16. 17. 18, 1905. and the
president is asked to visit the city
during that time.
The resolution assured the presi
dent if the invitation shall be accept
ed "a cordial and hearty reception."
Its ini'roduction was the occasion ot
several speeches, expressing the ear
nest desire of the gathering that the
president shall become a guest of At
lanta and pledging him as warm a
wvelcome as could be accorded hirn in
any part of the land.
WVashington. November 3.-An
important meeting of the cabinet was
held yesterday. Two questions of
concern. particularly. were consid
ered, the first being the appo intmen't
by the president of an American naval
officer in the North sea tribunal and
the other being an opinion rendered
Iby Attorney Genera] M\oody~ regard
ing the legality. under the lottery
laws. of "guessing contests."~ which
he been conducted by many' news
papers. and magazines. It was set
tIed dletinitely that the app. inte'e to
the tribunal would he a rear admniral
of the n'avy. It is practic'ally certain
that' the selecti n wv i l be madef
Davi .,'had wick and .'' :2.1-..i ia
A an tl et girlhe :i! It. er
the who'Cl..e reofis ife. vighs.
ookamounfu and1ell her~ .a pic
GOUGH IN HIS PRIME.
How the Famous Tem,rance Advo
sate Confused His Opponents.
John B. Gough, the famous advo
cate of temperance. went to Great
Britain in compliance with numer
ous demands from press and public.
When he appeared at Oxford the col
lege students undertook to hiss him
off the stage, so determined were
they that temperance should not be
preached there. Aftr enduring their
hisses and cat-calls for about ten min
utes, he startied them all by saying:
"I can whip everyone of you, one at
This statement was cheered, and
then the young men began calling
one of their chums to go up on the
stage. Soon Gough saw a young
giant coming toward him. As soon
as he was in the center of the stage
Gough shouted: "This is to be an
intellectual battle and not a physical
one. Go on with your speech."
This suited the college men, and
they began calling on their big fel
low for a speech. He responded by
quoting the epistle of Timothy, in
which Paul recommended "'a little
wine for thy stomach's sake;"'and
from this he deduced an argument in
favor of the use of wine. When he
had finished. Gough faced the au
dience and said: "This is not an ar
gument but a farce. Here is a yount
English giant. weighing almost two
hundred pounds, who has never been
sick in his life ,who eats five pounds
of meat every day, and who can
knock down a bullock with a blow
of his fist, standing here and talking
about the need of wine for his
stomach's sake. You'll halve to send
me another man."
The boys cheered Gough. and then
velled for another man-this time
a senior and their ablest debater.
He went to the platform and called
attention to the fact that Jesus turned
water into wine and advocated the
use of it. He delivered a speech
which met with the approval of his
fellow-collegians. and they cheered
cheered him repeatedly. When he
had innished. Gough said:
"That is just the kind of argument
that I came here to deliver, and was
delivering when you interrupted me.
Y0u may drink all the wine you cain
hold. provided it is made out of
wvater, as that wine was."
Cheer after cheer greeted Gough,
and he wvas permitted to go on with
his lecture. He said afterward that
they- gave him greater applause than
he had ever received froni an audi
ence of votung men.
VALUABLE LAND FOR SALE.
I have cut a part of my property,
in the Town of Newberry, into
suitable lots for building residences.
I offer them at private sale to any
one wishing to purchase. I have left
l)lats of same in the Master's off6ce
for inspection. The Master will
gladly give any inforamtion desired
for me. All lots not sold at private
sale before, will be sold at public
auction on the premises December
15, 1904. This property is very de
sirable. It lies in front of my resi
dence and consists of Twenty lots,
all of which front streets 40 feet
widle which have been made through
Terms of Sale: One-third cash.
hal:me'e in one and two vcars from
a of sale'. The credit parItionf to h
int- sol:i. respctively. Inmerest at
S per cent. payaNe annallyi~ u'n t !
pai in inil. Optional winh the pur
chaser in var a!! or anilV n.rt of the
credit portion in cash.
T. Y. Culbreath.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
N 'ce i, !wreby. gie :b'at an elec
cin ii! he. ield 'n Tuesdlay. the r3th
da ?Decembelr. 190.4. in Cun cil
Ciane.in the Town: 'f Newherry'.
1 '.l~': r an mith.e
T ). ZStewart.
C. & T. T. C. N.
teed to bake either in the ov
stove. Sold by THE NEWBERI
We hereby announce
candidate for more busii
ourselves to satisfy all ci
We believe in womai
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