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tory. We ask for historical generos-1
ity and will give as much without 1
The report recommends that each t
state establish a department of ar
chives and history. The reading of
the report cadsed great enthusiasm.
An amendment by Davenport, of t
Americus, Ga., a member of the com
mittee, that future histories show that i
Jefferson Davis was cruelly treated
and unnecessarily shackled, was ac
cepted, and all the report adopted.
The call of the resolutions commit
tee developed the presence of a Fed
eral officer on that important body.
His name is Col. S. C. Russell, ac
credited to Indian Territory. Com
rade B. B. Paddock, of Fort Worth,
declined to sit in the same room with
Col. Russell, and in response to a
chorus of "Take him off," Gen. Lee
submitted the name of Capt. J. JI
Kendall, of Indian Territory. Gen.
Lee, however, took occasion to pay a
compliment to Col. Russell, and said
that he had some time ago written
splendid tribute to Southern soldiers.
The report of the Battle Abbey
committee, of which Gen. Evans is
chairman, was read. It shows the
committee now has in subscriptions
and money, including Charles Broad
way Rouss's subscription, $206,000. It
is subject to a claim in the suit for
$16,000 by John C.' Underwood for
commissions, and in which an appeal
has been made. The trustees will at
tempt to raise a further fund of $5o,
ooo. Battle Abbey will be built at
The reports of the Jefferson Davis
Monument association, of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy, show
ed that the committee now has in
bank for the purpose of erecting a
monument, $69,ooo, and that the con
tract has 'been signed for the unveiling
of the work in Richmond, on June 3,
1907. The report was unanimously
adopted. It is hoped to make the un
veiling ceremonies a part of the Re
union of 1907.
Gen. Lee instructed Gen. Lowry, of
Mississippi, to draw up a resolution
of thanks to the ladies of the Menu
ment association on the completion
of the Davis monument.
Place of Next Reunion.
Gen. Lee had barely annouuced that
the order of business was the selec
tion of a place of meeting for next
year, when from every part of the hall
came shouts of ''New Orleans." Or
der was restored lonag enough to per
mit Gen. A. B. Booth, commander of
the Louisana division, to extend the
official invitation of the city of New
Orleans and the state of Louisiana.
Gen. George W. Gordon, of Mem
phis, commander of the Tennessee di
vision, extended the invitation of
Nashville, in behalf of two and a half
million people of the state and ot
various organizations of Nashville.
Mr. G. WV. Baskette, editor of the
Nashville Banner, was introduced and
gracefully seconded the invitation.
The check to the erithusiasm for
New Orleans was but temporary, and
a rising vote was given for the Cres
cent city, which was decided upon.
The selection was made unanimous.
"Dixie" Not Changed.
Gen. George P. Harrison, of Ala
bama, chairman of a committee ap
pointed to confer with committees
from other Confederate organizations
read a report recommending that the
words of the famous song Dixie be
-not changed, as the sentiment of the
old boys in grey was decidedly
against it. It was adopted.
The report of the committee on
resolutions was read by former Gov
ernor Fleming, of Florida. The re
port endorsed the effort to bring
about peace between the nations of
.he far eas;t anud expressed the hope
that "before the full noonday of this
twentieth centtury, universai peace
shall be proclaimed and that all the
nations of the earth shall have 'bect
en their swvords into ploughshares.
their spea-s into pruning hooks and
nations shall larn war no more.'
A Gentle Reminder.
Ma.jor E. W. AXnderson. first ileu
tenant commander of Charles Broad
way Rouss Camp, Nc. 1,191. of WVash
ington. D. C.. oftered the following
resolution. and the committee incor
porated it in its report:
"Whereas, the bill before congress
for the care of the graves of Confed
erate soldiers buried near the hospi
tals and prisons in the North has so
far failed of passage by.that body.
"Be it resolved, That this associa-1
tion of TTnited Confederae Veteranes,
a convention assembled, urges the
>assage of this bill as a matter of
ight and duty, not only on the part of
he senators and representatives in
:ongress from Southern states, but
Iso on the part of those from all oth
!r states of the United States, in that
he government is charged with the
epulchre,of those who died prisoners
n its hands, according to the usages
>f civilization, of which the United
;tates forms a large and competent
This section of the report caused
:onsiderable discussion, but it was
The report recommended the crea
ion of the office of vice commander
n-chief, but after much discussion
:his feature was defeated. The re
nainder of the report was adopted.
The election of officers was then
:aken up and the present officers were
juickly re-elected. It was just 6.30
)'clock on Thursday afternoon when
Jen. Lee declared the reunion of 1905
Ldjourned sine die.
An Inspiring Parade.
Beneath the shot-riddle battle flags
:hat floated over many a sodden field
:o the thrilling strains of "Dixie" that
-ft had cheered them on to victory or
efeat, the Confederate Veterans, who
xore the grey, marched on Thursday
in proud review before thousands of
people gathered in Kentucky's chief
:ity to do them honor.
There was not much in the way of
formation and order in the line as far
as the old boys were concerned, but
they marched with sparkling eye to
the old tunes and heard the same
cheers that have stirred their blood
annually since the reunions became a
part of life in the South. Many of
the captured battle flags, recently re
turned by the government, were car
ried in the parade and were the ob
jects of interest and veneration.
The temperature was near the 86
mark and John Coke, of Lawrence
burg, Ky., J. B. Allen, of Virginia, and
William Porter, aged 62, of Nashville,
were overcome and taken to hospitals.
The parade, which formed at Firs'
and Main streets, was in three grand
divisions, comprising the Trans-Mis
sissippi department, the department
of the army of Northern Virginia and
the department of the army of Ten
nessee. Col. Bennett H. Young, com
mander of the Kentucky division, was
chief marshal, and the following were
in command of three divisions: Gen.
W. L. Cabell, Texas, the Trans-Mis
issippi department; Gen. C. Irvine
Walker. South Carolina, the depart
ment of Northern Virginia; Gen.
Clement A. Evans, the army of Ten
Wheeler and Young Davis.
At the head of the column, as spec
ial guests of the reunion, rode Gen.
Joe Wheeler, in citizen's dress, and
Jefferson Hayes Davis, grandson of
President Davis of the Confederacy.
They wer'e escorted by Wheeler's
Next came the commander-in-chief,
Gen. Stephen D. Lee, and staff. The
distirguished leader w~as cheered at
every turn. The commander's im
mediate escort was the Columbus
Riies, from the General's home city,
Colutnbus. Miss., and then followed
arriages containing Miss Carrie Pey
ton Wheeler, sponsor for the South,
and her maids of honor.
Gen. C. Irvine WValker, of South
Caolina, occupied -his familiar place
as head of the department of the army
> Northrn Virginia. The West Vir
ginia division headed the department
wvith Gen. S. S. Green in command.
The R. E. Lee Camp, of Richmond,
Va.. had the place of honor in the
Virginia division. The marching of
his camp was splendid and the men
were cheered heartily. Then came
te Tom Smith Camp, of Suffolk. Va.,
and Stonewall Jackson's old 'brigade
with several tattered flags. These old
men and their flags aroused the
:rowvds to much enthusiasm. The
\Viliam atts Camp. of Roanoke,
>rought up the rear of the Virginians.
Ohio was in line with one camp. Its
eadquarters is at Columbus, and it
boasts our members.
Iarvad had but a few members in
ie and they were just ahead of the
South Carolinians. Gen. Thomas WV.
Jarwile headed the Soumh Carolina di
vision. Following hi/command camec
th famous camp from Asheville, N.
C., carrying their famiLiar hornet
nests and several battle flags. There
1ad been a minunderstanding and the
ne from the mountains fell in line
With the Asheville men were a i
camp of Cherokee Indians, wno 1
fought with the North Carolinians, 1
bringing up the rear of the depart- <
ment under Gen. Walkger..
PROHIBITION IN POLITICS.
Conference Held in Columbia, Each
Delegate Being Invited by Mr.
Joel E. Brunson.
News and Courier.
Columbia, June i5.-Prohibition is
edging on politics. Many who want
the principle to win rather than for
men to succeed are combatting the
idea. Mr. Joel E. Brunson, a con
spicuous prohibitionist and who be
lieves in a state fight with a ticket
and all, was responsible for the pro
hibition conference held here tonight.
He invited about fifty men who were
in sympathy with the work. Most of
them came. Some came to get on
the band wagon, if there were any of
fices; others came to restrict the fight
to measures and not men, and others
to simply see and hear. It was agood
and substantial meeting, and came up
to the expectations of its promoters.
The conference very properly took
no radical steps, it did not formally
express itself as being for or against a
state prohibitio-i ticket, or the like.
It simply provided for an organiza
tion and arranged to call a state con
vention, as the following resolutions
which were adopted, indicate.
Resolved, That it is the sense of
this conference that a general con
ference of prohibitionists of South
Carolina should be held to discuss
and inaugurate a plan of campaign
against the sale of alcoholic liquors
as a beverage, within the state.
Second, that an executive commit
tee, consisting of one member from
each county, of whom any ten shall
constitute a quorum, hereafter to be
appointed, shall take charge of all
matters referred to them by this con
ference, and that said executive com
mittee shall call the conference above
referred to, to meet in the city of Co
lumbia on-such a date as it deems ad
Third, that in such proposed con
ference each county shall be entitled
to as many delegates as it has mem
bers in the general assembly.
Fourth, that the qualifications and
manner of election of delegates be
left to the executive committee.
Fifth, that the officers of this con
ference shall be the temporary officers
of the conference hereby called, if
There were evidently some of the
delegates favora-ble to a state fight
and a state ticket. Others, and most
likely a majority of those present, op
posed going into politics, and espec
ially nominating a State ticket. They
properly think that the better fight
could be made for the measure-pro
hibitioni, and not men.
Men have their personal sides, and
~ Siler Warn
SKnives and Forks,
Vases, Chafing Die
policeman who met a negro in the
!arly morning hours, and he had a
)ig melon on his shoulder. The of
icer eyed the coon and the melon
"I see you have a melon there."
'Yes, sah," answered the darkey.
I'se got er- melon, but I'se fixed fer
(ou, sah," and, pulling out a paper,
ie handed it to the officer, who read:
" 'The bear of the G- A-. He
)aid me ten cents for the melon, and
ae is a- pillar in the church. James
" 'You are fixed,' said the officer.
" 'bat's what I 'lowed,' answered
the negro, and he moved on."
As the result of a wreck on the
Western Maryland railroad, near
Patapsco, Md., on Saturday, twenty
three people are dead and others will
die of wounds which they received.
A passenger train, west-bound,.
rashed into a double-header. freight
running east. The deaths and injur
ies were to three crews of the engines
and to workmen employed by the
What Shall We
Have for Dessert?
This question arises in the family
every day. Let us answer it to-day. Try
a delicious and healthful dessert. Pre.
p in two minutes. No boiling! no
g add boiling water and set to
cool. lavors:-Lemon, Orange, Rasp.
berry and Strawberry. Get a package
at your grocers to-day. zo cts.
~RY, S. C.
re Dishes, etc.
iters, Pitchers, etc.
tre the targets for other ambitious
nen. The arguments they use is to <
)ush this prohibition fight county by 1
:ounty and win in that way, and any
rood man for governor will deal fair
y with an expressed desire of the
)eople. There was some opposition
o the presence of newspaper men at
he conference, because it was
hought the meeting might be belit- 3
led, but there was nothing to belit
:le. Mistakes may be made, but the
>roper spirit was shown and the turn
>ut was about all that was expected.
Among those present were: E. H..
DeCamp, Cherokee; R. A. Sublet;, J'
C. Graham, Clarendon; C. A. Smith,
Florence; A. McA. Pittman, Green
wood; W. D. Jones, Georgetown; E.
W. Peebles, Hampton; J. W. Hamel,
Waddy C. Thompson, Lancaster; L.
B. Haynes, Lexington; Jno. L. Mc
Laurin, Marlboro; the Rev. Louis J.
Bristow, Marion; J. L. Sifley, Orange
burg; the Rev. D. W. Hiott, Pickens;
T. J. Lamotte, the Rev. Vernon I'An
son, Howell Morrell, Charles Stanley,
E. N. Andrews, J. S. Beasley, the Rev.
J. P. Knox, the Rev. W. W. Daniel, P.
J. Rucker, S. C. Grub, Richland; A.
B. Cargile, Saluda; the Rev. E. O.
Watson, Spartanburg; Joel E. Brun
Congressman Johnson Tells Joke.
"A negro naturally loves a water
melon," said Representative Johnson
of South Carolina while speaking of
the melon and peach crop, says the
Washin rton Star. "Strange, too, that
when a ; oliceman sees a negro with a
melon at an unreasonable hour he has
it right down that that coon has sto
len the melon. I heard a story about
Servers of All Kinds,
~hes, Clocks, at
e Right Drug Stc
WEEKS & I