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L Wi. ELLIOT
SECRETARY OF WAR NAMES
HIM FOR THE PLACE.
The Appointment Yesterday-South
Carolina Confederate Veteran
Receives a High Honor From
Col. William Elliot of this eity says
the State of the 17th, was yesterday
appointed by Secretary of War Taft
to be the government commissioner to
mark the graves of Confederate sol
diers who died in Northern prisons or
hospitals. The position. provides a
salary of $3,000 a year. Col. Elliott
was selected by the secretary of war
over a large number mentioned for
the place and this compliment is par
ticularly gratifying to his South Car
olina friends. The news of his ap
pointment was received in the city
early yesterday. Col. Elliott was in
Washington and is expected here to
A Real War Record.
The appointment of Col. Elliott to
this- position is peculiarly appropri
ate in view of his record as a soldier
and his services to the South. Imme
diately upon the secession of South
Carolina he was appointed upon the
staff of Gov. Pickens, aid served ac
tively for several months fortify
ing the coast of the state. In the at
tack on Fort Sumter in April, 1861,
he served with the Palmetto Guard in
the iron clad battery on. Morris Is
land, and with them occupied Fort
Sumter on the night of its surrender.
Immediately afterwards Col. Elliott
joined Kershaws's regiment in Vir
ginia, as first lieutenant of the
Brooks Guards of Charleston, and
took part in the first battle of Manas
sas, the campaignon on the peninsula
and all the other service of that
splendid regiment dnring the first
year of the war. Upon the reorgani
zation of the regiment in 1862 the
ompany was converted into a light
battery, known as the Brooks artil
lery or.Rhett 's battery, and with it
he went through the Seven Days'
fight, Second. Manassas, Sharpsburg
and the first battle of Fredericksburg.
He had the honor of commanding the
Wattery in the battles of second Ma
massas and Sharpsburg, in which lat
ter, by 9 o'clock in the morning, the
batterv lost 26 men and 18 horses
killed and wounded. He was promot
ed captain and ordered to Vicksburg
as assistant adjutant general to Gen.
Stephen D. Lee of South Carolina;
participated in the Vieksburg cam
pag,in the battle of Baker's Creek,
in which his horse was killed, and in
the 43. 3ys2 siege of Vicksburg was
speially 'assigned as artillery offieer
to disle4ge the enemy by hand gren
ades, improvised from artillery shells,
from the ditch of a fort which had
been captured during Gen.' Grant's
assault on the Confederate lines on
the 22nd day of May;i was promoted
major for gallantry; was assistant ad
jutant general of the department of
Alabama, Mississippi and east Lou
~isiana; took part ini the battle of
Harrisburg, Miss.; was transfered to
the army of Atlanta and"'was present
in the battles of 28th July and Jones
boro, went with Hood into Tennessee
and was in the fight at Florenee, Ala.,
and the battles of Franklin and Nash
vile. On the day after the battle of
Nashville he fought with the rear
guard at 'Franklin and the other des
perate fighting of that terrible day,
inluding -a halid-to-hand encounter
with the enemy's cavalry; was trans
fered to North Carolina and 'was
in the battles of Kinston and Benton
nile, in which latter he was severely
wounded, from which -he was in bed
when the army surrendered. He was
n numerous other fights and skir
miishes of which is made no mention.
From Sumter to Bentonville, the first
and last battles of the war, he had
but one furlough and that was wihle
disabled for service. This is a record
which speaks for itself.
After the war he returned to South
Carolina and took up the practice of
law. He was elected to the state leg
islature and was a delegate to the na
tional democratie convention in 1876
and 1888 and was democratic presi
dential elector at large in 1880. He
then served 14 years in congress and
on his retirement moved to Colum
bia, where he has since been practi
The bill providing for his position
was introduced by Senator Foraker
of Ohio, and there was very keen
competition for the place. It is un
derstood that President Roosevelt fa
vored Col. Elliott from the start and
that Gen. Chas. M. Shelley of Alaba
ma was the alternate.
The News From Washington.
Col. William Elliott was today ap
pointed by the secretary of war to be
commisionler to mark the graves of
Cofeeate soldiers who died in
,We do not believe, taking i
that affords such mammoth
just a few things, but the \
that are unmatchable. For
the goods. Every one of the
seen. Not just a handful of
the season's best styles.
Read The List Foi
New Stylish Silks.
Most desirable Silks for ea'rly spring wear, new shades
in novelty and standard weaves, the biggest bargains
ever offered in up to date silks.
Handsome Taffeta Silk, 36 in. wide, Chiffon finish,
in all the leading shades, regular $1-39 quality, 98c. yd.
White Jap Silk, 27 in. wide, worth 50c. yd., special
for only 29c. yd.
White Jap Silk, 36 in. wide, soft finish, worth the
world over 75c., special for this week not over one
dress to a customer, 47 1-2c. yd.
- Japan Habutai, the very newe st thing out in fine Silk,
proper material for new spring Shirt Waists, black and
white, full 36 in. wide, sells elsewhere for $1.00, our
Lrice is 75c. yd
Yard wide Taffeta, extra heavy weight, very soft
finish, worth and sells everywhere for $1.25, special
this week for only 98c. yd.. Don't compare this 98c.
Silk with the Silk sold around town. for my 79c Silk
will match the bther fellow's.
Crepe de Chine that is. pure Silk, handsom( .black
and white, and all the leading shades, the $1.00 kind
for only 59c. yd.
All the new shades in greys, in stripes and checks
at popular prices.
I For any Want in )
Northern prisons and hospitals. He -PaeOetrs
was at the capitol soon after the an-CiagNes
nouncement was made where he re- Teewsbodi h y
eived the congratulations of histosurbnhseie
many friends in the house. The ap- jgae agr toeao
pointment is particularly gratifyingthwieasdfzce
to the Sotuth Carolina-..delegation in "Afoyu,hiedth
congres who were working for CoLterdki jce," o
Elliott, especially since nearly everywhtIcudsyhawol
Southern state had a candidate whom cinlser.Ihaeyu
the various delegations were urging. "Adyu"rttetho
Our Women In the War. wsigbet vr ot
News and Courier. Teewsapiflpue
The Columbia State-'printed Wed-thoninhektjaetc
nesday a special "Our Women in the " ol a ra
War" edition in behalf of a memo- ietnofoyorset
rial to be erected in honor of the wo- b.
men of the .Southern Confederacy. Dooyurelyti
They performed prodigies of valor in d,ad mnt akw
the times which tried the courage4
and faith of our people-not by lead-sangi,atohIdepe
ing charges against the enemy in the e.H stepetetlti
field, not for the sake of the applause "Ie-le et'smk i
which greeted the victors in many a
desperate engagement, but by patientboshodn' enmi.
endurance under almost every form ou iho twdpue
afflition, by ministering to the wants fec'
of the suffering and by keeping the
light of principle burning steadily in!TXDLQUN
the south in the fearful days of pov
erty and despair which followed the Ti s~t ientc h
defeat of the "Lost Cause.'' The spe- A.TBrw,othTwnf
cial edition of the State is filled withryhapuinomhadf
excellent stories of what women ac- to h nadTw ae
complished in the war, of how they ya
toiled in camp an'd hospital, of how 195an Iasal
they hoped all thing and endured allwhhaentpithi
thigs for the cause in whieb they t oefrada nea
enlisted with their whole heart, and adtu aetesle h
to which they have ever been faithful jeeuin
The manner in which this contribu-M.MBuo
tion in aid of most worthy movement
is presented is altogether ereditable to
the resources of our contemporary atNOIET AD NST
Columbia, and it is hoped will yield EXCTR,GAD
an abundant harvest of dollars forANTRSE.
the building of the monument to the oarhebyntfd
Women of the Confederacy. Itm o aigana e
When a man says that he has not a Jhrb euse oatn
friend in the town' where lie lives yousaessonapsib.
can depend on it that the town is notJonCWi
Thr wsboo nth y
t altogether, that there
trading opportunities as
vhole stock from a papm
months we have been pt
most reliable manufactu
goods here and *there, bi
This Week an
Beautiful Creations in Footwear.
Our showing of Ladies' Oxfords is un
surpassed, the styles are absolutely new.
Our aim is to give more quality for the
price. We don't have to make it all on
Shoes. This is a store of many depart
ments. You have thrown around you here
every safeguard in the spending of your
Mrs. Ramsey, our Trimmer, and her
assistants, are busy getting ready for our
big Hat display. Our aim is to keep ahead
by giving the newest and best Hats to be
had at popuiar prices.
Only One to a Customer.
We offer, beginning tomorrow (Wednes
day), until sold
One case 11-4 $2.50 fine Marseilles
Quilts, one to a customer, for $1.59.
Two cases 11-4 $1 -75 fine Bed Spreads,
one to a customer, for 98c.
y Goods, Millinery, Clothing
SSTORE OF. NE
NOTICE OF FIN~AL SETTLEMENT
sthey teNotice Ai DIrebyge. that the unj
er over Idersigned will, on the twelfth day ofj
April, 1906, make a final settlement
one in on the estate of .John J. Mayer, de
t know eeased, and will immediately thereat
be suffi- ter apply to the JIudge of Probate for
letters dismissory as administrator of
ae in the said estate. All parties having claims
t worth against the said estate will present
rel'' same on or before that date and al
nJ then parties due the said estate will make f
tinued: -prompt payment. *P
al more John M. Suber,
ittle ha- Administrator.
k he is~ Wh
rd about incrasemenrYs .
s moth-- e c
il d~ By Way Of Comnparison
cth' . nc e '~c rr~ fa
S . - o a p ti e who eivesy p o g w th e libera
use of only
t Mayor Virginia=Carolina Croj
for the inxiU ri d event' star, su . i e
persons ah-Ctheseon ui~ch the crops o pcoorIa
taxes and good yields are compared. mi our
d do so lair'eo ns i rdelr
rcost of wrpp*ng un0 1ostagr I
ino oViri. rln Fertilizers. Buy 14I
erif. Virginia -Carolina ChemicalI
ATOS, ichmond. Va. Atlna Ga
ANS, ura S.c. annh, Ga.
Baltimore, d. shreveport, La.
is another stock in this State
those to be found here. Not
r of pins up, holds our values
-eparing and carefully buying
rers and importers have been
it every line is complete with
5,000 Yds. Torchon Lace
Go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, consisting of Edg
ings and Insertings, not a yard in the lot worthless than
1 Oc., and most of it is worth 12 1-2c., special, buy all
you please for only 5c. yd.
Big White Goods Showing.
Mimnaugh, while in New York, attended some
special sales by agents of fine wash goods which re
ductions we in turn give you the benefits of. Make
no mistake. These stocks are, not to be matched in
Irish Dimities and Batiste, fast colors, per yd. 1 Oc.
Fine Scotch 'atiste, pin head dots and hair line
stripes for Shirt Waist Suits, fast colors, the 25c. kind,
for 18c. yd.
36 in. Brown Dress and Apron Linen, the 25c. kind,
27 in. Brown Dress and Apron Linen; the 20 c. kind,
for 15c. yd.
A Black Dress Goods Sale.
What woman is it that is not always ready to take
advantage of a Black Goods bargain. We say none,
for there is no part of her wearing apparel more staple
than the black skirt. Another thiag you can consider,
and that is, you are not invited to choose from a Tot of
plugs. We place on sale 60 full pieces, not a yard in
the pile worth less than 69c. yd., and some worth u.p
to 85c., take your choice of these new Black Goods
for only. 49c. yd.
and Shoes Come to.
WBERRY, S. C.
He have a. large quantity of
relite aqdNitrate of Soda
ch we purchased in large lots
ct from the Manufacturers.
E RECOMMEND THlESE FERTiLIZERS.
a top dressing for all Grain
S making a large increase in the
. Call to see us before you
e your purchase. We are in
sition to save you money on
~rades of fertilizers.
~ail Orders receive prompt