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PRESENT OFFIERs WERE RE
ELEOTED BY A0OLAMATION.
Grand fall in the Beninlg-decinez
mended to' States to Pension
Fihfux. plaves who Fonow
dd MiAter to the War.
N OrliAns, La., April 26.-The
formal business of the sixteenth an
nual reunion of the United Confeder
ate Veterans came to a close this af
ternoon. One day of the reunion
proper is left and that will be- devot
ed to the parade of the veterans.
Richmond, Virgilila, was selected
as the place for holding the next re
union, the choice being made by accla
mation. The only competitor of
Richmond was Bitminghan, Alabama,
but the sentiment in favor of Rich
mond was so strong that the advo
cates of Birmingham did not allow
the matter to come. to a vote and with
drew in favor of Richmond before a
roll-call, was ordered. The fact that
the monument of Jefferson Davis is
to be unveiled in 1ichmond next year
was a potent infigence with many of
the old soldiers.
The present officers of the* organiza
tioig were reelected by acclamation,
there being no nomination made
against any of them.
Following the adoption of the re
pbrt of the committee on credelitials,
the veterans of Arkansas presented a
written address to Gen. - Cabell ' and
passed over to Gen. S. D. Lee the gold
medal intended for Gen. W. L. Cabell.
Gen. Lee added to the address of the
veterans a few eloquent words of his
own and then pinned the medal upon
the breast of Gen. Cabell, the latter
struggling with his emotions was
about to reply, when a beautiful
young -lady, Miss Alice W. Park, of
Texas, presented him with a huge
bunch of roses which completed his
discomfiture. He closed his speech
of thanks with the assertion that lie
would not accept for his share in the
Civil War ''a lump of gold as large
as Texas with a diamond in it as large
Abpdoned His Report.
The report of the Confederate Me
morial association upon the battle ab
bey was presented. It, was declared
in effect that the situation had not
changed since the last reunion. Be
cause of the great confusion in the
hall Chaplain Gene'ral Jones, Who had
undertakei, to read the report was
compelled to abandoi his task; and
the report, after being adopted, was
Gen. Clement A. Evans, of Georgia,
presented the report of the histo'rical
comdiittee and taking warning by the
fate of Chaplain General Jones, said
that lhe would not- attempt to read the
* report, but would file it with- the offi
cers of the reunion, and lie asked that
his action be approved and his report
accepted. His wish was adopted b)y
Gen. Evans prefaced his report
* proper by a few words relative to the
material prosp)erity of the nation at
large and the south iri partcular.. He
- ''The rep)utationl of the people of
--the south is so dear to themiselves that
E. they insist upon01 a fair 'portrafiture in
history. The true story of the people
who formed the Confederacy and
fought its battles is of more value to
S -the future citizens of the South tpan
all the property lost in that struggle.
''It is truly gratifying to ourselves
as Confederate soldiers that the great
interests dependent on aceci'ate 'hiis
* tory and pure literature have not been
neglected during the geliei'al commer
cial advance. This fair field is more
pleasing to contemplate b)eause it' is
* becoming cleared of such. noxious
weeds anid thorns as unpatriotic sup
pressionIs, sectional expressions, un
generous treatment of inlltoirssuee
generouts, treatment of illustriou's men
a nsi othey stimulants of hatred. In
the main the wvriters of .all litei'ature
which sp)ecially concerns the events
--of Confeederate times have become
more sincere, les# p)artizan, more nia
tionial. The 'increase of books relat
ing to tihe South has been remarkable
and in the .generAil tone of , tihe new
issue there is a decided abandonment
of the former1 sectional rancor and
One Great Principle.
''The, one great principle, however,
which must be sacredly regarded by
all wvriters Is that the essenitial truths
of United States history are the right
ful commifon property of 'all the peo
*pie of our country -. The artful sup
pression of important historical truths'
Miffumst be construed as an intentional
prontion of false impr)lessions. It is
'a criminal hiding of a piece of the
- common p)rop)erty and therefore this
M--body of Confederate soldiers has un
iformly and earnestly insisted' on
Cullness, fairness and facts in tAe his.
Ltoyof r eiho e4 a
Dlnphasis tho liift keie of , those
10hool bo4s whjok.. treat -Southern
juestions in 4Jie soAiinal spirit" bid
ve are still in eajrnest' in. driving ally
muh books out of the schgols. Why
liould Nirthe 1os nP4 'rn
)oys be laukht any iown untruth as
a part o( thoir costry'O h.ilory.
Why'Ashould iot ' tlidd , t&kglit' to
respect each other and thus lay a
!oundati4n in the s6hdols for the sab
;qu,ent elation Wvich vill come in
ianhood? Why should "therb be ed
i6atiou in. prejudice rather than .J4
The following -resolutiond were pre
;ented by the committee on resolu
ions and adopted:
"That ny cpmp which has failed
1o pay its per capita tax for five
ears may have its ,harO s1spenied
ifter due notice has been given.
.''That all camps be urged to use
wery effort to raise funds for the
nonument to Confederate women.
''That the action'of the grand camp
)f Confederate veterans in the depart
nent of Virginia in attempting to
?reserve the earthworks in-and a
:ound Petersburg bd endorsed."
The reunion, viewed from a bust
iess standpoint, was uieventful. The
:hief new measures of 7rportance to
)e. adopted were one which will re
,ommn.d to the differem States fiat
)ensions be paid to slaves now liv
.ng; who followed their iastes to I he
var and one which declares in favor
)f the setting apart of one day iin
:he year by each camp of the organi
ration for memorial services in 'be
ialf of the Confederate dead.
The day closed with a great ball
n honor of the visiting veterans,
vhich was held tonight in the audito
,ium. The parade' tomorrow is ex
)eeted to be the feature of the reun
on. The colunn is to start at 11
>'clock from the corner of Canal and
St. Charles streets,. pass along St.
Aharles street to Lee circle, three
:ourths of a mile distant, around the
-irele and back on Camp street to
ianal, where it Ivill be reviewed by
4en. Lee, making a total march of one
imd a half miles. A number of bril
iant features have been arranged for
;he parade, of which the massing of
>ver 1,000 children at Lee circle, in
;uch -a manner as to form a Confed
wate flag, will be one of the most
;triking. It is believed that, includ
ng the veterans and all other organi
,ations in line, there will be about
10,000 men in the parade.
The afternoon session was brief,
usiness being pushed through with
;he utmost dispatch. The committee
m resolutions presented a suppleTpen
;al report, declaring in fav6r of a re
,ommendation to the -several South
wn States that pensions be paid by
Iach State to slaves who followed
heir masters to the wvar.
Sonmc years ago a resolution was
)assed at a reunion declaring in favor
fa provisin for the presen
tation of medals to the man who
ihowed the greatest courage in any
mattle in which thme Confederate troops
were engaged. The resolution has
been neleetsd heretofore, but today
twas resurrected and it was decided
that it shall be pult into effect at once.
It was also provided in the resolu
ion p>assed this afternoon that if the
soldier entitled to the medal is'deemd
ad his heirs cannot'>e located, the
medal shall be presented to thme Bat
the Abbey, to be erected later at Rich
The' next business was the election
f officers for the ensuing year, and
dil the present 'officers were reelect
xd by acclamation.
Geni. S. D. Lee, the commander-in
mhief ; Gen:. W. L. Cabell, the, comn
mander of the Trans-Mississipp'i de
partment, and Gen. Walker, -comn
nander of the department of North
arn Virginia, made brief speeches of
thanks for the honor bestowed upon
Letters 1:egretting Inability to be
present wore,recived from Mrs. Jef
ferson Davis, Mrs. T. JT. Jackson, Mrs.
Ge1o. E. Pickett, Gen. S. B, Buckner,
Gecn. Marcus .J. Wright and Gen:.
Basil W. Duke, Mrs. John HI. Reagan,
wife of the last surviving member of
the: cabinet of President Davis, was
p)resented .to the convention and
The convention then formally ad
journed' to meet in Richmond, Va., in
The. Giand 'Bali.
The grand ball given tonight .In
honor of the veterans of the Confed
erate army was a most brilliant af
fair. Tfhe weather was too warm fdr
much dancing for any excepting,the
younger generation and after thd ball
had been formally opened' they were
left in full possessio.n of thme floor.
The grand march was led by Gen. S.
D. Lee and Mrs. Braxton; and afte'r
its feonclusion a quadrille en titled
!T Souther was doecedby
~.JThba oe of th'eot "b0
liant po'blic affe 6f the iad see'
s ti, eftygi m0ny yovs and wes
attended, by, fully-5,00e pope,
Thd following were the officers ele
cted, today at thQ .convention of J
Comnnder.-n-ie Dr. Thomas
m na r Arm o
Tennessee, R. E. L. Bynum; Army of
Northern Virginia, G. R. Wyman of
Ldulsfil6; Tins-Rississippi, J.- M.
Tilsdale of G'eenville, Texas.
The First Ones *ade Wete Worn
Outside the Socket.
- carly as 500-B. C. artificial eyes
were made by the priests of Rome and
Eygpt, who practiced as Physicians
and surgeons. Thei' methods of eye
making are thus deqeribed: On a strip
of flesh tinted lien, two and a quarter
by one and a quarter inches, the flat
side of a piece of earthenware, model
ed life size painted to represent the
human eye and eyelids, was cemented.
This linen, coated on the other side
with some . adhesive substance, Was
placed over the eyehole and press
ed down. In brief, the artificial eye
was worn outside the sueket and,
though a clumsy substitute, was prob
ably appreciated by the Romans and
Egyptians. III the ruins of. Pompeii,
destroyed in 79 A.'D., an eye of this
description was discovered.
Not until sixteenth century do we
hear of eyes at all like those of to
day-that is worn inside the socket.
A French surgeon, one Ambroise Pare,
invented three artificial eyes. One
bonsisted of an oval plate covered
soft leather, on which an eye was
painted. It was attached to the head
by a strong steel band. It could have
been neither sightly nor comfortable.
The second device and the first known
in history to be worn inside the socket,
sonsisted of hollow globe of gold deft
ly enameled. The tlird eye devised
by this ingenious gen tleman was a
shell pattern eye, much like that in
use today, except that it was of gold
Pare's inventions were followed by
eyes of painted porcelains and color
ed pearl white, which became very
popular. They were succeeded by eyes
of glass, which soon took the place of
all others and com,mand popular fa
vor to this dag.
Glass eyes were invented about the
year 1579 dhd were crule productions
of inferior workmanship, the iris and
pupil being hand painted in a far
from lifelike nianner. Shakespeare
mentions glass eyes in I'King Lear,"
where the king adviseA the blinded
traitor Gloucester -to "get thee glass
eyes and seem to see."
MRS. JOHNSON MISSING.
She -is About Twenty-five -Years Old
--Went Off in Night Time-Hus
Spartanburg, April 26.--Mrs. T. W.
,Johnson, aged 25 years, is missing
from her home and her husbanid is
..reatly dist ressed because of the mys
terious disappearance of his wife. Mr.
Johinson lives near Mot low's Creek
Clhuirch, several iniles from Campobel
1o. On Monday morning he -visited
Campobello in search o,f the missing
woman, though as yet lhe has received
no information concerning her whore
abouts. While at Camnpobello on
Monday lie told several p)arties the
circumstances of the disappearanice
of Mrs. Johnson, all of which are most
HIe says that he and Mrs. Johnson
retired at the usual hour Sunday
night and shortly after retiring they
were disturbed by the barking of a
dog (d acting as though someone
was about the p)remlises. Mr. Johnson
says that lie got out of b)ed and made
an investigation, but could find no
one. He returnecd to his bed and soon
fell asleep and dreamed a most (dis
tress'ing drieam. When lie -awolte he
called to his wife to r'elate the ter
rible dream lie had just had, but to
his ttter astonishmnentimd sutrprise lie
found that Mrs. Johnson was gone.
HIe ma-de a careful search of the house
for heri, but without success. She had
disappeared comp)eotely. Thin k ing,
perhaps, that his wife had gone tou
the house of a neighbor for some
cause, though for what reason she
left hiomie in the night lie did not
know, lhe called at the homes of sev
eral neighb)ors and told thiem of the
disappearance of his wife, related the
circumstances of the barking of the
dog and the dreadful dream, ,buit no
trace of the missing woman was
Mr. Johnson is very much distress
ed over the affair and wishes as
much publicity as possible given to
the disappearance of Mfrs. Johinsoni.
Re is o thp qpiouoithat Als 1te h$s
eloped..with 413I4er: m*ais ahiliti
possible that she. can e 1oested at
sone of the ,otton mills in Spartan,
burg or Greenville. couty.
He 'describes his wife. as being
about 20 years of age, flye feet three
inehes tall, weighs abo.t 130 punds,
She0 has browil hair, blue eyes a4d
Cair complexion. H is a poor man
aud if, atiy, one qan give him infor
mation as to the whereabouts of his
wife he will fell frateful. He says
lie has no money to spend in trying
to locate her and invites newspaper
publication of her disappearance.
with the hope of locating her. His
address is T. W. Johnson, Campo
bello, R. F. D. No. 3.
The American Spirit.
Los Angeles, April 26.-Count
Ward, consul general Roumania at
London, guest at the Hotel Alexan
iria, one of the refugees of the San
Fraicisco earthquake and fire, pre
dicts San Francisco will rise out of
its ruins and become even a greater (
"It is thirteel years since I last
visited California. In my travels
throughout the world I have yet to
find the country where the spirit of
enterprise is greater than among the
Americans. There is absolutely noth
hig that can dow them. The catas
troplie that has laid San FrAneisco in
ruins will have absolutely no bad ef
fects. The San. Francisco people who
made the city of the past will make
a greater city of the future.'
Count Wrd, although decorated
with European honors, is an American
bori. His native is Boston. He is a
great-grandson of MAj. Gen. Artemus
Ward of revolutionary fame, a di
reet descendant of John Cotton, a
descendant of Gov. 3radford and
Gov. Carver, who came over in the
The "Society Page."
'he Anderson Daily Mail relieves
its peult-up feelings as follows as to
the soeiety page vanity in newspap
ers: "Chicago doctors say a man .
was driven insane by heading the
society page of a newspaper. But C
that is a mistake. The man just read t
the society page because he was in
sane.'' Our estimate of the value of
the society page is in hea.ety accord
with that of the Daily Mail. One can
understand how people may wish to
flgure in a society page,-if they are
vain and superficial. But why any
one with something to do and live for
wishes to waste his time in reading it
we do not understand.
Fire In Bamburg.
Bamberg, S. C., April 26.--Firo
which broke out in Bamberg Cotton
mills early this morning has destroy
ed1 a portion of the plant, several oth
er buildings anid is now burning.
H-eavy gale of wind blowing and no
way to fight the flames. Loss at 2 :30
a. mn., estimated at $35,000 to $40,000.
The Family Spoons.
While rummaging thIirough thle
driawers of a bookcase in her daughi
ter's r*oonm ini search of some writ
ing-papeir the other day, Mrs. Wimb
erlinig cameU upon01 a bundle of letters
tied witlh a pink ribbon antd emitting
a fainit perfume.
She untied the bundle andl glanced
thriough several of the letters.
Then she picked therni ujp, wvent
(owstairs and confronted her daugh
''Eunice,'' she said, in a high state
of indignation, ''who is the idiot that
youl're corresponding with, I'd like to
know? Of all the lovesick trash I
ever saw this is absolutely the worst.
I shall consider it. my duty to report
the matter to your father if tis thing
goes any furthi'er. Who wrote these
'I am not going' to lie to you about
themfl, mamma,'' saidl Miss Eunice so
renely. ''If you will put on your
glasses and look at them again you
will find that they're a lot of old let
ter's papa wrote to you when you were
( anioni Fairrar.
A br'ittle thing is our ear'thly hap
piess-brittle as some thin vase of
Venetiani glass, and yet neithier' anix!
ely noi' soi'row, nor the dart of death,
which is mightier than the oak-cleav
ing thuinder'holt, ennl shatteri a thing
even'I so briittle as the earthly happi
ness5 of our poor1 lit tie homes, if we
place that happinessiumder the core of
fied. But though neither' anguish nor
deatb can break it withitll lthleir' vio
1(enCC, sin can briealk it at at toulch, and
selliness can shatter it, just as ther'e
are' acids wvhichi will shiver the Vene
tian glass. Sin and selfishlness-1od 's
balm does not heal in this world the
ravese which they cause!
5upplies the best Fa
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For Buying Land:
For, Borrowing Money
let one of Our
t will be the means of your Sa
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sECURITY LOAN AN
3or. Boyce & Adams Sts., Nev
3etter than Shingles,
Lasts longer i
Easier and quicker put
,t is the coming roof.
Think twice before you buy,
Then buy your goods from Hil
We are not content t
>thers. We must undo
Men's, Womer.'s, Boys', Girls'
ty, High Cut and Low Cut. Chet
if Newberry. Others may clain to
hem and make money.
3tandard Granulated S
M I tic Goast
For' full infori
-on All Thrc
Winter Tourist I
effect to all F
For full informs
Routes, Etc., c
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent,
loftta)le Rate of nterest
ont Real Estate.
nd Be Conv6uced of its Value
ving Money and accUmulating
and or Build a House.
0 INVESTMENT CO.
iberry, S. C.
Cheaper than Shingles,
on than any other roof.
Come look at it and get
I & Sligh.
o be as low priced as
and Children's Shoes. High Qual.
tper than ever known in the tow n
sell Shoes at c6st, but we undersell
ugar. 25 lbs. $1.25.
LL & SLIGH.
e East and
er Traffic Manager,
Wilmington, N. C.
hiedules on All
Rates are now in
ition as to Rate,
Division Pass. Xgent.
Charleston, S. r"