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RETURNING BATTLE FLAGS.
Pile Spirit Shown Toward Confed
A year ago this month dongress
adopted the joint resolution authoriz
ing the secretary of war to return the
Confederate and Union battle flags
that in the custody of the war de
partment to organization that had
fought under them. As soon as the
resolution was approved the depart
ment began its work, and by the end
of_June all the flags that could be
identified had been distributed, the
governors of the states receiving them
from-the Federal authorities. It was
found, however, that 288 Confeder
ate flags and 164 Union flags were
lef in the department, it being im
p4*sible to tell by what organization
they had been carried.
The war department decided to
transfer the Union flags to the West
Point military academy to be kept
with, the other relies preserved there.
What to do with the Confederate
lags was a problem. It was evident
that congress and the nation di4, not
want them retained by the federal
government as trophies, but no cus
to'ian had been named to receive
them and the secretary of war had no
auThority to dispose of them. In his
aniual report Major-General Ains
w6th, military secretary of the d"
partment, suggested that the uniden
tified flags should be given into the
keeping of one of the Confederate
memorial or historical societies to be
preserved with the care "that those
wlo followed them in battle would be
glad to bestow upon them.'"
To carry out this. appropriate plan
the house committee on military af
lairs has reported a resolution au
tkrizing the secretary of war to
transfer the flags to the Confederate
3Memorial Literary. society of Rich
mond. Thus the government will re
lieve.itself of the flags, the retention
of which was sure to create not a lit
the ill feeling among the men who
fought under them, and the banners
will have a proper resting place in
the Confederacy's capital city. There
is no opposition to this plan in any
quarter, and not the. least interesting
feature of the successful movement
-for -the return of the flags is the fact
*that no prqtest against it has been
made in congress or by any influen
tial organizati,on or person anywhere.
WILL BE CANCEJL.ED.
Glass Contracts Will Be Called Off
Even Though Legislature Should
Not Require It.
The dispensary investigating com
mission held a meeting . on Friday
afternoon in. order to give an audi.
enge to the attorneys for the Carolina
OGliss company, -says the Columbia
State. The attorneys, Messrs. Win.
E~ Lyles and F. H. Weston, urged
-the committee not to push~ its resolu
tien. o have repudiated all outstand
ing. contracts between the State 'dis
pensary and the glass factory.
The .glass factory's represenLtp
tives stated thatthey would agree to
nearly. all of the recommendations of
the "-mimittee as expressed by the
resolution, but they asked the oppor
*tunity to have the settlements come
from themselves voluntary. They
would agree to have all accounts with
the. dispensary properly audited and
would raise no objection to the, pro
position to repeal the contracts.
The committee has charged no in
*tent, it has merely pointed out irregt~
larities, and it was decided last night
to suspend the resolution for the pres
While Mr. Lyon and Mr. Fraser
and others were in a committee roomi
discussing the matter during a tem
porary lull in the proceedings of the
house, some papers were placed on
the speaker's desk and Mr. Morgan,
who was presiding, presented themi
to the house. One was Mr. Lyon 's
resolution providing for the glass
company's dispensary contracts to be
abrogated. The resolution was pas
sed and ordered sent to the senate.
It.was subsequent to this time that
the agreement was .reached with refer
ence to the conference between the
attorneys and the committee. Mr.
Lyon tried to get the floor in order
to move to reconsider the vote where
by the resolution was adopted, but
the house. was adjourned before he
could make any statement about it.
F9llowing is the resolution which
was adopted by the house:
''Whereas, it appears that certain
contracts for glass have been awarded
improperly by the directors of the
State dispensary to the Carolina Glass
"Whereas. eertai n puchas~es of'
glass have been made withouf rear<l'
to the rights and best interest of the
State, therefore be it.
"Resolved by the hotse of repres
enatives, the senate concurring:
* "Seetion 1. That the State boarI 4
directors:5 of the State dispensary be,
and it is hereby. required to with
draw from the Carolina glass con
pany all orders. contracts and awards
for glass now outstanding, except so
much as may be necessary for not
more than 60 days' use and that bids
be reopened, advertisements made
and notices sent to all glass dealers
heretofore doing business with the
dispensary and to all other known
glass -dealers or glass manufacturers.
setting forth the amount, kind and
quality of glass to be bought or bid
upon; that such bidding and awards
thereupon shall be had quarterly and
purchases shall be made for only one
quarter at a time and shall be con
ducted as far as may be practicable
as is or may hereafter be provided by
law for'the purchase of liquor and
"Section 2. That the dispensary in
vestigating committee be required to
employ an expert accountant or ac
countants to check up the- accounts
with the Carolina Glass company and
that such other persons be employed
as may be necessary to aid in check
ing up said accounts and examining
said contracts and orders."
Killed In Spartanburg.
Jesse Bush shot and killed James
W. Israel in a field on the lands of
Mr. Berry Cudd about five miles be
yond Spartanburg. near Whitney on
Friday morning. It was the result of
a serious family trouble. Thursday
night the daughter of Bush, about 14
years of age gave birth to a child. It
is 'said that Israel was accused of
being its father.
Tfie Bushes live near Lolo, but last
year they lived on the Cudd place,
not far from Israel's house. Seeing
Israel in a field working this morn
ing,,Bush armed with a shotgun and a
pistol, approached him and fired three
times. twice with the gun and once
with the pistol. The gunshot wounds
At the time Israel had a hoe in his
-hands working, but when command
ed to throw up his hands he dropped
the hoe. The coroner's inquest was
held the verdict being that the de
ceased came to his death from a gun
shot wound, the gun being in the
hands of Jesse Bush. Immediately
after the killing, Bush delivered him
self to the sheriff. He is in the coun
- tv jail.
Israel is survived by a wife and
two children. He was recently indict
ed in the magistrate 's court for hug
ging and kissing the wife of his
brother-in-law against her consent.
The case was compromised.
TWO MEN or NEVE.
Dramatic Incident of the Siege of
It is doubtful if the soldiers of any
nation are braver than those of Rus
sia. It is related of field Marshall
Paskievitch that in the course of the
siege of Varsovie, being somewhat
discommoded by a hot fire from a cer
tain battery, he ordered it to be shel
led, but to a purpose. His troops did
not seem able to locate the enemy
and their shot had no effect. Final
ly the field marshall himself gallop
ed forward and sternly commanded:
''What imbecile is in. command
"I am"asered an officer who
"Well, captain, I shall degrade
you, since you do not know your
business. Your shells have no effect.''
" True, sir, but it is not my fault.
The shells do not ignite."
"Tell that to others. Don't come
trying to fool me with si,eh chaff.
You will receive your punishment this
The captain coolly took a shell
from a pile near by, lit the fuse and,
holding it in palms of his hands, pre
sented it to the marshal, saying:
"See for yourself, sir."
The marshall folding his arms
across his breast, stood looking at the
smoking shell. It was a solemn mo
ment. Both men stood motionless,
awaiting the result. Finally the fuse
burned out, and the captain threw
the shell to the ground.
"It's true," remarked the marshall
turning away to consider other meas
ures to silence the enemy's fire.
In the evening, instead of punish
ment the captain received the cross of
the Order of St. Vladimir.
It somnet imes happens that when
type is set it hatc'hes uut i ronblle.
N.Alt nw. a mian isn 't niecessarily
simple because he lives the simple life.
Too many people mistake dignity
ea v t sri l i n '.i n -e4 ' the
famoU Mammotli Cav in EdmOn.usn
counity. After a weeks exploration
Of the cave aI iartv retired todav
with tales ot' widrons scenes. Frag
tments of the wall were brought back
by the exloring )arty. and at first
lince it resemblesa mirror. Tlhrough
out 6glit miles traversed by the par
ty. glistening and fantastically shap
ed objee,ts abounded. Occasionally
birds were seen and strange animals
iniever beheld before by the men in the
party, who went tumbling through
the dar iikness. Five o 'possums and
seven eoons were captured. One of
the coons weighed fifty pounds. They
discovered the opening to the cave in
a seeluded spot while hunting minks.
Two Dollars And a Shirt.
There formerly resided at Peak 's
Island. Maine. an artist named Hatha
way. whose studio was located near
the steamboat landing, says an ex
clange. The character of the transient
visit ors which comprised the bulk of
travel to that resort was illustrated
hy the reply the artist gave to one
of his patrons, ,who remarked that
probably he found few purhasers of
4 That is so.'' replied Mr. H., with
a mournful shake of his head: "the
majority of people who come to this
place have $2 and a shirt and don't
change either while they are here.
Crops That CoFVnaC
We will convince you that you
can "increase your yields per acre"
and you won't have to keep it a se
cret, either. Read what Messrs.
Wherry & Son, of the Magnolia
Fruit Farm, Durant, Mise., write:
"From two acres of strawberries,
on which 1,000 pounds of
per acre were used. we cleared a
profit of $75.00 per acro more than
the other 14%~ acres of strawberries
which had only 500 pounds of this
fertilizer." Thus double the quan
tity of these fertilizers on each acre
. of any.crop, and.more than doubly
''incresse yor yields per acre. Be I
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Richmond. Va. Atlanta, Ga.
Norfolk, Va. -Savannah. Ga..
Durham. N. C. Montgomery, Ala.
Charleston, S. C. Memphis, Tenn.
Baltimore, Md. Shreveport, La.
500 FRES COURSES
Boardat Cost. Write Quick
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Newberry, - - S. C.
oVER NATIONAL BANK.
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other fertilizer is so w<
harvest. Don't take v
crop. it is the leadin4
It has been provei
Fish and Animal mat
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Columbia, S. C.
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orrect English in the home.
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usiness English for the business man.
ompaund words. How to write them.
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ied the Best Fertiliz
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)n experience when you fertilize with Fa
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irks Freely In Any Drill
1 by over twenty-one years of successiv<
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-250 TONS IT GROWS
,500 TONS CROPS
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