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VOL. III, MANNING, CLARENDON COUNTY, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER ,1I ; O 0
JEFF DA IS AT I 3ACO .
HE 31AKES A TRII..PH L MARCH T(
THE GEORGIA F-AIR.
A Continued Ovation Along Ils Fatir,
Jouracy--Row He Was Received 1y ti
Staunch People of the Enplre Stam:
Splendid Reception Throughout.
MAcos, October 24.-Ex-Presiden
Davis, accompanied by Mrs. Davis, Mis
Winnie Davis and Mrs. Hays, of
Memphis, reached here this evening a
5 o'clock under the escort of the specia
committee that left here Sunday. Fron
the time the car left Biloxi until it
reached Macon the pathway was on<
streak of flowers. All along the Jie
crowds of men, women and chidrer
flocked to the train to catch a glimpse oi
Mr. Davis, but he was too feeble to re
spond. Only at Americus did he ap
pear on the platform and that was for a
few minutes. A committee from there
met the train at Smithville and prevailed
on him to do this. The party was joined
at Montgomery by the mayor and a large
delegation of citizens when the party
came on through to Macon. Long be
fore the train arrived here the depot and
area around it was packed with a dense
crowd estimated at forty thousand.
When the car rolled under the shp 1 a
yell went up that could be beard for
miles. It was a long tin before Mr.
Davis and his party could be gotten oi.
The assistance of the police had i be
called in. Then the difficulty was not
lessened much. The presence of Mr.
Davis in the carriage was the signal for
a discharge of fire works all over the
city. It was simultaneous and illumi
nated the whole town. The enthusiasm
knew no bounds.
Along the lines blazed illuminated
signs, such as "Welcome, Honored
Chief!" and the like. Mr. Davis gave
way to his sensations and wept. Fre
quently the march was interrupted on
account of the crowd blockading the
street, and it was fully an hour after the
train stopped before he reaced the
home of Col. J. M. Johnson, where he
will remain during his visit. In the large
crowd that thronged the line of the
march were many one-armed and one
legged veterans, gathered from various
Mr. Davis is feeble, but from weak
ness caused by an unclosed wound re
ceived in the Mexican war. He makes
his last journey to meet old Confeder
ates, upon the'understanding that noth
ing will be required of him to tax his
strength. He will not be allowed to make
a weg urgent the demand
on mm, nor can the p'pr cEir k
his hand. All must be content to see
him and have him among them. His
spirit is willing, but his failing strength
MAcos, Ga., October 25.-Rain bc gan
falling about noon to-day, and while it
didn't particularly effect what might be
termed the Davis part of the programme
it kept a good many people from going
to the park. Yet there was quite a large
attendance and the result was the typical
fair scenes. The streets of the city pre
sented quite a lively appearance.
The Johnston mansion is, of course,
the centre of attractien, as being the
" temporary home of the city's distin
guished guests. All the members, f the
Davis party were pretty well fatigued by
their long journey, and as a result there
were no very early risers about Captain
Johnston's home this morning. Mr.
Davis remained quietly at the house all
day, resting upon his bed or upon a
lounge during most of the time.
Shortly before 11l o'clock the .gcntle
men who were to escort Mrs. Davis, Mrs.
HaS's-and Miss Winnie Davis to the park
called at the Johnston house. The drive
to the grounds was without particular
event. The streets were quite full of
people and at different places along, the
route there was considerable enthusasm
manifested. The band played "Dixie"
as the carriages drove into the gronnuds,
and there was a good deal of cheering by
The carriages drove to the band stand,
a short distance from the fair headgaar
ters, and directly in front of the little
cottage which has been furnished and
appropriately decorated for a temporary
home for Mr. Davis and the members of
his party while on the grounds.
THE PIr1ENETATION TO MRBS. DAVIs.
After more music from the band,
President Northen introduced Colonel
Tom Hardeman, who, with the eloquence
for which he is so justly noted, intro
*ducEd the ladies to the vast crowd, and
then, on the part of Macon citizens, pre
sented to Mrs. Davis a beautiful silver
Mss5. DAVIs REPLIEs.
At the conclusion of Colonel Harde
man's remarks, Mrs. Davis rose, and, in
a few words, expressed her thanks for
the remembrance and her gratification
at the hearty reception.
President Northen then said that the
State Fair association would feel bad if
left out in these rejoicings, and intro
duced Vice-President Waddell, whc
turned to Mrs. Hays, and, on behalf ol
the association, presented her with ia
handsome diamond brooch. This con
eluded the exercises on the stand, and
the various persons who had occupied
seats there were introduced to Mrs. Davii
and her daughters. The ladies were
then taken to the little cottage, whict
has been placed at their disposal, whern
an informal reception was held. Ther.
was a great crush, everybody making at
effort to be the first to greet the di.stin.
guished ladies. It took three policemer
to sep the people from crowdingin ar
completely filling the house. There~
was no red tape about the reception.A
the people filed in they were in'roducc
by President Northen, or some other o
the prominent gentlemen, upon whorn
fell the pleasant duty of acting as ec.:''
to the guests of khceday. For more ti-'
an hour the people croiwded in th i
house. Mrs. awis and her Clu
had a plesant word for c. alh, and 1i
affair was a most deiightfal one.3
Winnie was considerably fatigued bo.i
reception, and at its conclusion was es
ried back to Captain Johnston's. LX
other members of the party took laneVs
in the cottage. The lunch was an elah
orate one. Among those present wer
afs Davs, Mrs Hays, PreideA
Northern, Governor and Miss Gordon,
Col nci 11. C. Park, Superintendent
|Nisbett, Mrs. E. C. Greer and Miss Fan
nie Greer, Mrs. Wm. H. Ross, Mrs.
Miller, of Columbus. Judge T. Nisbett,
M. Hape. of Harnille, ad Mr. Bacon,
oL f sothwen Geomia. who was~ a class
wat of ftr. Davis a Ct Wa Poit. It
wO' k When Mrs. Davis
and Ms. 'y's M th g:ound and re
turnecd to Cresct Hi.1
After a quiet dinner, the lady mem
bers of the Davis family began to make
ready for the Thalian Club German and
reception, given la honor of Miss
Winnie. This was the social event of
the week, and a most delightful affair it
was. The Volunteers' armory, at which
the german was given, was elaborately
decorated . and the scene was a hehati
ful ene. Here were gathe-red the leading
society people of Macon, and their
guests from all parts of the South
Beautiful women, Landsomely dressed,
made the assemblege a brilliant one, one
which was an henor to the occasion.
Mrs. Davis and Mibs Winnie, were escort
ed to the armory by Captain Johnston.
Mrs. Hays did not attend. The german
was led by Mr. W. H. Fe;ltn, Jr. A
pleasant incident was the presentation
to Miss Winnie of a beautiful brooch, as
a souvenir of the occasion. It was the
gilt of the Thalian Club, and the pre
sentation was made by Major William
Henry Ross, president of the club, in a
few remarks. The dancing was kept up
until after midnight.
TIE DEaTITL GIFT.
The fruit bowl presented to Mrs.
Davis is one o:f the handsomest pieces of
silverware ever manufactured. When
the Macon colamittee iirst went to
Beauvoir, some of the members were
struck with tbc fact that while many
beautiful gifts had been presented to
Mr. Davis and Miss Winnie at different
times, Mrs. Davis had not been the re
cipient of quite so much attention of
this nature. They at once determined
that Macon should be heard from, and
the result was the order for this beauti
ful souvenir. The bowl,. which is prob
ably eight inches in diamter, redst upon
a silver tray, upon which is inscribed the
Mrs. Jeffer-on Davis, from the citi
zens of Macon, October 15th, 1837.
The diamond brooch presented to
Mis. Hays is in the shape of a crescent,
and contains thirteen diamonds. It is
an exquisite specimen of the jeweler's
art. It is the gift of the State Fair asso
ciation through its directors, and Mr.
Pearce Horn has been largely instru
mental in its purchase. It cost about
The Thalian Club's favor was a com
bination hair pin and brooch. It is a
star and crecent, consisting of dia
monds, rubies and emeralds, set in gold.
3.acoN, GA., October 2.-At 2 o'lock
to-day t:e old veterans drew up in line
in front of the Lanier House, and
marched to the Johnston mansion, where
Jeff Davis is stopping during his stay in
Macon, and from there he .vas escorted
to the Fair grounds, where he made a
brief speech and reviewed the remnant
soldiers. In the course of his addr ss,
he said: "Friends and Brethren: I am
like that flag, torn and tattered by
storms and years. I love it for its own
sake; I love it for yours; I love it as a
memento of what your fathers did, and
hoped that you would do. There are a
great many things that I would like to
say, rut my physical condition will not
admit of it. I wish my arms were large
and long enough to embrace you all at
once. God bless you."
At this juncture Governor Gordon
arose amidst wildest enthusiasm and
welcomed the ex-1resident to the State,
and in behalf of the people of Macon.
Brief speeches were made by Senator
Colquitt and others.
Macos, Ga., October 27.-To-day was
wet and sloppy. The city has been well
filled, and every train brings 'in new
arrivals. Mr. Davis and party were pre
vented from going to the park to- lay
and participating in the scenes and inci
dents of the day, on account of the
weather. Thia was a great disappoint
ment to the crowd, although every
veteran saw him yesterday "at home."
All wanted to see him again to-day, but
it w-as not deemed prudent for him to
leave the house.
Mr. D. vis cannot attend the Athens
fair; his physicians i.Hnk it would seri
ously endJanger his lif. Mrs. Hays and
Miss Winnie have accepted the invita
tion tendered them by the Athenaeum of
that city to attend a complimentary re
ception in their honor, and will leave
Saturdlay morning for Athens. They
will be the guests of Mrs. Howell Cobb.
Mir. and Mrs. Davis will return home on
The managcment of the Academy of
Music tendered a complimentary per
formance to Mr. Davis and party, in
luding Governor Gordon, Senator Col
quit and other disiinguished gentlemen.
Mrs. Bowers in "Lady Audley's Secret"
was the programme.
A Le'af from the Book of the Fast.
BETLOOr, May 27, 1871.-The long
deferred wish has been accomplished. I
have seen and conversed with President
Davis. At last! Tears dim my eyes as I
realize that a great desire has been at
taned. I am writing history for you,
my children, and your mother tells you
now of her interview with the in
"whom she most delights to honor;"
tells you of one President, Jeffersen
Davis, dearer, jar dearer now, in the
hour of defeat, than he was when Chief
Magistrate of the Southern Confederacy.
How I sympathized with our fallen
chieftain in his degradation when he was
taken through the streets of Augusta
guardedI, no woman in that+ ho-ur of peril
daring to wave ~ her ~ handehief to him
or make sign of sympuathy-'an boar
h~t the cs e irig pass- by "o
fo fa ofh .i i 6. I cou d
nothng else~ for yo'u, '2 y * resiu,
we del all we could. Vn ' n~red o'ur o
0or- you-cur blacek-ey ed, seiv-Laire.
ittle boy whom we uver dreamecd o'
miling' for our .successful P'reside:nt. 1?
his change of fortune we felit honored is
thus connecting ourselves with him.
I read of his incarceration in Fortress
was proud of "our President." He is s<
quietly elegant, so perfectly self-pos
sessed; not handsome, but bearing abou
him that unmistakable air of a gentle
man, without which, for me, the hand
somest face would have no attraction
During our convcrsvtion Mr. Davis re
marked to me that "he had great faitI
in the Southern women-that they woult
train their boys right," adding as L<
placed his hand upon Jeff's head, "i'
will all come out right. I may not live
to see it. but it is not in the nature o
God to allow the best people ho eve]
made to remain permanently under the
rule of the meanest." That remark gave
me the key to understand why it has noi
for one moment occurred to me to ren
der the homage of kissing his hand as )
had the night before said I would be
willing to do. President Davis was the
courtly, elegant gentleman, but not per
feet, as that remark indicated. I do not
wonder after his tre-a ment that he should
talk so; but he is mistaken, ve are not
the best, nor arc the lYa.itees the worst
people God ever made.
As we bade him good bye, numbers
continuing to call, he again expressed
his appreciation of the compliment I
had paid him, and alluded to the circum
stance under which Jeff had been
named, increasing the value of the com
pliment. Mr. Davis drew Jeff to him
and kissed him, and also kissed Mary,
who was elegantly dressed and looking
beautifully. I shook hands with him
and left hoping that this would not be
the last opportnity I should have of
seeing "our President." I have had no
President since then, and until a South
ara man, not a Radical, presides in the
White ion.e I will acknowledge none.
The bone of contention, negro slavery,
Eas been removed, and all may yet be
well. Not long since the Pennsylvania
Legislature donated a large sum of
money fc- removing the Confederate
lead in that State, and from my heart I
Among the distinguished men who
called on Mr. Davis I observed Governor
Tekins who has just returned from En
rope, General Lafayette McLaws, Gen
)ral Stovall, and General Harris with
AUGTSrA, October 21, 1887.-The
ibovo was written sixteen years ago. My
ittle boy is a man now. He does not
now that I publish this, my interview
with "our President," but he generally
,inks "mamma knows best." Mr.
Davis is an old gentleman now. I have
never seen him since. Now, as then, I
would render him homage. As in the
ong ago "I did all I could," so now I
;end this leaf from my journal, and with
.t invoke God's blessing upon the ex
President of the Confederate States.
Mus. J. J. THoMAs.
DI O' TIHANKSGIVING.
The .Atuui- I'rocltam.iuion by the I'resi
den-t--hiu.day. the 24th Day of Novemn:
WssmNGroN, October 25.-The fol
Lowing proclamation was issued late this
A rROcLAMATLoN. S
By the President of the United States:
The goodness and mercy of God which
ave followed the American people dur
ing all the days of the past year claim
their grateful recognition and humble
acknowledgment. By His omnipotent
power He has protected us from war and
estilence and from every national
alamity. By His gracious favor the
E.rth has yielded generous return to the
labor of the husbandman, and every path
of honest toil has led to comfort and
e-ntentment. By His loving-kindness
th hearts of our people have been re
plenished with fraternal sentiment and
patriotic endeavor, and by His unerring
gidance we have been directed in the
way of national prosperity.
To the end th we may with one ac
ord testify our gratitude for all these
blessings, I.. Grover Cleveland, Presi
ent of the United States, do hereby
designate and set apart Thursday, the
twenty-fourth day of November next, as
a day of thanksgiving and prayer, to be
observed by all the people of the land.
On that day let all secular work and em
ployment be suspended, and let our
pe ple assemble in their accustomed
pices of worship, and with prayer and
songs of praise give thanks to our
Heavenly Father for all that he has done
for us; while we humbly implore for
giveness of our sins and the continuance
of His mercy.
Let fa mihies and kindred be reunited
on that day, and let their hearts, filled
with kindly cheer and affectionate re
miniscence, be turned in thankfulness to
the Source of all their pleasures and the
Giver of all that makes the day glad and
oyous, and in the midst of our worship
nd our happiness let us remember the~
poor, the needy and the unfortunate;
and by our gifts of charity and ready
benevolence let us inczrease the number
of those who, with grateful hearts, shall
join in our thanksgiving.
In witness whereof I have set my hand
and caused the seal of the United States
to be hereunto fixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this
25th day of October, in the year of our
Lord 1887, and of the Independence of
the United States the 112th.
By the President: Thos. F. Bayard,
Secretary of State.
The Ori;;ia of t he Word "B3oo~le."
The word '-boodie" has gone into the
United States language. Eastern news
apers, even those of Boston, use i
vithout qjuotation marks. We believe
the word originally appeared in the
Commercial Giazeite in a report of the
great American Exl'oss rubbery in Cin
einnati se'verel y os ago. One Sunday~
afternoon a od-h'rs wagon was driver
up the office on Riace street, a small iron~
travelng safe loaded on and taken across
the river into K~entucky and ritled.
Larry Htzen, the famous old detective,
employed by the Eapress Company to
work up the case, and he succeeded ir
recovering most of the money. Whe::
met by a reporter at the police station
fter the lucky canture Hazen threw in
his hands in happ'y mood and exclimn.
"We've got the "booale!" The word
was afterwards used to denote mone~y
ased for dishonest purposes in lcx
politics, and disreputable politicians ia
the city and State came to be known as
"boodlers" and their party as the
"boodle party." The word spread in
usage and is now common throughou
the onty.-Cincinnati Commercial.
his relcase-taught my children never
to omit the prayer of "I pray God for
the release of President Davis," and I
echoed Mirs. Downing's touching appeal
when she begged that Johnson "would
give to us Jeff Davis back again; release
him for a Christmas present and thus
accomplish what he never had done-the
subjugd ion of the Southern women."
When at length "hope deferred had
made the heart sick," the glad tidings
were flashed through the country, "Jeff
Davis has been released." I thanked
God and wept for joy, and Horace
Greeley is one Yankee for whom I retain
a warm place in my heart. Whatever
the motive, I thank and honor him for
that one action, which ennobled his life.
I hope I may live to see and thank him
for giving security for "our President."
A seleet committee of the New York
Union League called a meeting to take
action upon Mr. Greely's conduct. Rte
pl;ing to their letter he dared them to
expel im." He began his letter:
"Gentlemen, I shall not attend your
meeting this evening. I have an engage
meat out of town and shall keep it. I
do not recognize you as capably of
judging, or even f ally apprehending me.
You evidently regard me as a weak sen
timentalist, misled by a maudlin philos
ophy. I arraign you as narrow-minded
blockheads. That was a bold letter.
I attended a club meeting at on
Thursday night. While conversing with
Mr. Carter he quietly remarked that Mr.
Davis was iu Augusta. "What, Presi
dent Davis?" I said, in tones of glad
surprise. He told me "yes." '-I will
certainly go the city in the morning and
take Jeff with me," I romark d. Later
in the evening a group consisting of Mr.
Carter and others were conversing.
Others joined us, to whom I told the
good news, and there was a ring of ex
uttation and pride in my voice as I told
them "Jeff Davis was in Augusta."
Looking up I saw that one of our North
ern guests was seated near me; but what
cared I, as I remarked: "I am so anxi
ous to see him-I do so honor and
reverence his name." "Mr. Davis owes
the estimation which the Southarn peo
ple hold him in to his long imprison
ment," remarked Mr. Carter. This
piqued me. "You must admit that he
paid a high price to. gain this admira
tion," I replied. "Yes," he admitted,
"but Jeff Davis ought to thank God for
his being a prisoner. Had this not been
the case he would have gone to his grave
unhonored and unsung." "Why, Mr.
Carter, I am astonished," Ireplied, "but
I confess, I cannot argue coolly with
you, I only know that his long impris
onment has ends -red him to all true
Southern women. Mr. Davis has faults.
as who has not?"
Just then some ore called Mr. Brace
to form a quadrille, and then I expos
ulated with Mr. Carter, who is a minis
ter, for speaking in disparaging terms of
of bittcrness I could not prevent, I r.
arked, "One might possibly iengine
ar. Davis as going to his grave un
onor;:d and unsung by Soutnern peo
ple, when we see Confederate officer?
ignore the title which is their highest
honor. Why, were I a man who had
been in service, I should claim my rank,
frtm a corporal to a major general, as
the badge of distinction by which I
should v;ish to be known by all men."
Alluding to my remark, "that Mr.
Davis called the Southern women "the
dear daughters of his people,"' Mr.
Carter said, "That was so much like Mr.
"Why do you object to it?" said - I.
for by this time all the enthusiasm of
my nature was aroused; "-ou are a
miister; you speak of your congrega
tion as your people, they are more yours;
than mine; just so, Mr. Davis alluded to
the Southern people as his people; they
are more his thani yours, and I delight
to love, to honor and reverence him.
Mr. Davis is the only man living whom.
[ should feel willing to kiss the band of
ad feel honored in so doing."
I smiled as I realized how far my wo
man's love of hero worship, combinedI
with my indignation, had carried me,I
ad our conversation was changed by
mutual consent, not until Mr. Carterhad
epressed a sulliciently high opinion of
Mr. Davis to satisfy even my wish to do
Yesterday morning Turner rcde into
the city and Jeff and I drove in the
buggy. We hoped to see Mr. Davis. |
The morning was beautiful, and asi
memories of the past-the Confederate
past-thronged my mind, they werei
softened by the presence of beautiful !
nature. Jeff and I talked, and he sang
snatches of little songs, and as we drove
through the "Double Branches" w
watched the fish as th<-y glided by, and
my heart had a singularly uplifted feel
ing and an ever present sense of the'
goodness of God.
Arriving in the city I read that Presi
dent Davis would have a reception from
twelve until two o'clock. Accompanied
bv Turner, Jeff and Mary Vason, we
ciled at the Planters' Hotel Colonel
Snead met us at the door, and we waited
a few moments until a party who had
been introduced finished their conversa
tion. "Is that President Davis?" I en-i
quired, as I saw a gentleman bow to an
introdction. "Yes, wouldn't you have
known him by his picture?" "No," I
replied, "he is much better looking
younger looking." Just then the Presi
dent turned, and Colonel Snead intro
duced us. I shook hands with him, and
for the moment forgot all else in the
reat content of an accomplished hope
~rawing my little boy to mse I intro
duced him as "Jeff Davis Thomas." He!
took Jeff' s hand in his, drew him closely
to him and held there, with his arrm
around him, "I cannot tell you
madame, how highly I appreciate this
compliment," said he. My heart warm
ed at his reception of Jeff, and I added,
"You will understand how dear you are
o the 'deatr daughters of your people,'
as you so gracefully term us, when I ex
"an to y ou that our little boy was
named for yon the afternoon you passed
though Augusta a prisoner. We could do
nothing ctse to show our sympathy, and
wehonored ourselivses in calling him for
'u. "My dear madamse,' he rlied:,
.I armreciate the compljiruent so muel2
theinre." We continued the conversa
ton a jew moments longer', but- during
t~at time s oul had met with soal and .I
hiak I undmerstand his character better
.han I did bef ore.
We withdrew to permit other intro.
ductions, and as I stood and contrasted
his erect ngure and graceful bearing
wh those who were presented to him, I
IN HOMAGE OF TILE IERO LEE.
LAYING THE CORNER-STONE OF THE A
- MONUMENT AT RIcHMOir -
A Pageant and a Celebration W r'v "%F
the Great Chieftain in Whose Xoinor
tere Made--Wade Hampton Ma-.hail
RICHMOND, VA., October 27.-In spite
of the rainy weather the city this morn
ing soon showed signs of interest in the
coming ceremonies, the crowd being the
largest seen here in a great many years.
At a very early hour the sound of drum
and bugle noted the preparations for the
grand parade. Before 10 o'clock the
rain had temporarily ceased, but the
clouds remained unbroken and threaten
ing. People, however, seened not to
notice this, but had apparently made up
their minds to carry out the programme
of the day in all its details, "rain or
The visiting military force consists of
two corps of cadets, one from the Vir
ginia Military Institute and the other
from the Blacksburg Agricultural and
Mechanical College, two regiments of
Virginia infantry, three companies of
cavalry, four companies of artillery, two
companies of infantry from North Caro
lina and one from Maryland. Besides
these there are several camps of Con
federate veterans from diflerent parts of
the State and six hundred veterans of
the Maryland Line. The latter arrived
here this morning and their appearance
on the street, with the Marine Band of
Washington at the head of the line,
created considerable interest, and they
were everywhere greeted with enthusi
Four professors and fifty-five students
arrived this morning from the Washing
ton and Lee University. 'General R. E.
Lee was at the time of his death presi
dent of the institution and was succeed
ed by his son, General G. W. Custis
Lee, who is now president. Owing to
the recent illness of the latter he was
unable to participate in to-day's cere
monies, but his brothers, General W. H.
F. Lee (popularly known as Roony
Lee) a)A1 Captain Robert E. Lee, are
hc-e. 'The only other immediate mem
bers of the family are two daughters,
who are at present in Europe.
At a few minutes before 11 o'clock,
everything being in readiness, the pro
cession began to move.
At the head of the line, after detach
ments of mounted police, came the chief
marshal of the day, General Wade
Hampton, riding side by side with
Governor Fitzhugh Lee, both superbly
amounted. Then followed the Governor's
staff, bi I udr.i; and the assist
ant marshals. Next in succesidv
came the Virginia Confederate veteran
camps, the veterans of the Maryland
Line, the volunteer infantry of Virginia
and North Carolina, the artillery and
then all the various civic organizations,
emnbracinr the Grand Lodge of Virginia
Masons, two commanderies of Knights
Templars, Blue Lodge Masons, Druids,
Elks, Junior Order of American Me
chanics, Odd Fellows and other societies
The whole made such a display as has
never been seen in Richmond. Dense
crowds packed the side:3 ks along the
whole route of march, and the populace
gave vent to their enthusiasm in aimcst
incessant cheers, to be but increased as
srome favorite or famed organization
~The precession was nearly an hour
pasing a given point, the Richmond
ire department, with all its apparatus,
bringing up the rear. Windows and
every other available elevated place along
the line of zi rch were filled with peo
ple, mainly ladies, who cheered the wet
processionists by 'waving bats and hand
kerchiefs, and expressed their pleasure
in various other ways. The scene as the
head of the column marched into the
I-monument grounds was (despite the
drizzle) very insph-ring.
General Wade Hampton and G-overnor
Lee rode in front, side by side, as lov
Iingly as when in other days they com
manded the cavalry of the Army of
Th tte of Fame crowning Lee at
the entrance of the grounds was sur
rounded by about one hundred veteran
Iinmates of the Confederate Soldiers'
Hmadas the head of the line ap
promehedte unveiled the statue and
fired a salute. This statue is a plaster
Icast of colossal size, an imitation granite
cae eind and constructed by John
A. Elden and W. L. Sheppard, two of
Richmond's best known artists, and is a
decided feature of the many designs and
decorations to be seen throughout the
city. The enthlisam of the veterans of
the Lee Camp Home was touching to
witness, as they recognized so many of
their old leaders and comrades in line
and greeted them. with an old-time Con
federate yell, which, if not as stro-ng as
in former days, was at least as hearty
The grand stand, to which admission
was had only by tickets of invitation,
was soon tilled, while many thousands
stood in the mud and rain in as etose
roximity as possible.
~The Marine Band of Washington
played "ixie," "Star $pangkd .ilau
er," "Yankee Doodle," and other top
alas airs, while the vet'erans, the Granid
Lodge of Masons and other orgamiza
tions took the places assigned them.
Depite the constant drizzle, which
soon incre::sed to s hard rain, people
held their places with amazing patience.
IA veteran voiced the sentiments of all
when he s-aid: "We used to follow Marse
Bob in much worse weather than this,
and surely we can cheerfully stand this
to do him honor."
Governor Lee called the vast assem
blage to order, and introduced the Rev.
Dr. oss D.Hoge, of Lichnmond, whc.
onc frent and appropriate pryer.
in which he thanked God for the iife au
exn leoR. El. Lee, and prayed that
his oldl schiekrs and the rising genera
tions might imitate his many virtues.
The Grand Lodge of Virginia Mason's,
the Most Worshipini Grand Master, WN.
F. Drinkard, presiding, took charge oi
the corner-stone and, in "due and an
cient form" and with the imposing rites
of the Order, proceeded to lay it.
At the conclusion of the ceremonies
oenor Lee, in the name of the Lee
aMonment Association, received the
work from' the hands of the Grand Mas
ter, ant exureS3cd the hope that the
monmw ' night "be as enduring as the
rcputatiil )f the soldier whose memory
At t jeinure the rain became so
hca:: that the Gov.irnor, after consilta
tion with otihe:s. aniounced that furith er
'xcrCi'es world be sus)ended, and that
the poem and cration would be deliver
ed to-night in the hail of the House of
The crowd even then seemed reluctant
to disperse, but finally sought shelter in
the best of humor, many proceeding to
the State Fair grounds to spend the re
mainder of the day.
Among the many ex-Confederates
present, who were frequently greeted
with cheers and applause as they wc:
recognized by the crowd, were: General
W. H. F. Lee and Captain Henry Lee,
sons of the dead chieftain, Generals
Wade H-umptoou, Joseph E. Johnston,
Jubal A. Early, Daniel Ruggles, J. D.
Imboden, Bradley T. Johnson, Wm.
McComb, R. L. Page, George S. Stuait,
L. S. Lomax, Robert Ransom. Mat
Ransom, Epha Hunton, C. M. Wiieox,
W. D. Taliaferro, ex-Governor Wili am
Cameron, United States Senator John
W. Daniels, also Colonel Charles Mar
shall, of General R. E. Ise's staff, and
many others of lesser sank, but equsaly
well known and r--ered by the people of
TILE EVENIG CELE RATIoN.
The evening ceremonies were hael in
the hall of the Hace of Delegates, the
spacious room being filled to its utmost
Governor Lee introduced General
Jubal A. Early, to preside over the
meeting. General Early was received
with great enthusiasm. After a brief
acknowledgment, he introduced Captain
Wm. Gordon McCabe, of Petersburg,
who paid a glowing tribute to the late
Captain James Barron Hope, the gifted
author of the poem which he was about
to read. He then proceeded with the
Captain McCabe's recitation of the
poem was masterly in its manner and
was frcqucntly interrupted with raptur
Gene:al Ealy next introduced Colonel
Charles Mar:,lhall, military secretary of
General i. E. Le:, y ho delivered th
oration of the day, which was an able
and eloquent review of the character and
career of the beloved Southern chieftain.
At the conclusion o1 Colonel Marhall's
oration, the readiing of which occapicd
over an hour and a half, Wade Hampton
was called upon and responded in a few
remarks, in the course of which he said
that he regarded Lee as even a greater
man than Washington, and spoke cf the
great veneration which the people of
South Carolina had for the dead Con
General Early then clossd the pro
eedings with nppropriate remark, and
Qg 'theting dispersed, and.;;-nded
day inhd will eve- , memrorale in
the history of c mond.
THE GREATrsT ElIIIT.
Mfr. Grady's Blushes Called Out--How He
Was Onco Dumfounded.
(From the Athens inne:.)
We have frequently been asked what
is the greatest exhibit on the groinds?
The .answer unhesitatingly is "Henry
Grady." It is Grady who planned the
Piedmont Eposition; Grady who ad
vortised it; (rady, s'conded by S3eut',r
oluitt, nJ sarii he atterdance of
the Preside: ' r (ady who got the
whole State wild on the subijct.
A prominent Athens gentleman said to
Grady on the grounds, j ct as we wrerc
finishing dinner, '"Grady, I1 have often
heard of a man being worth his weight
in gold, but you are worth your weight
in diamonds to Atlanta.." Grady smiled
nd blushed, and started to retreat, but
returned and related a funny experience
at the grounds the night before.
"I was sitting with my familly," said
he, "watchiig the display of fire works.
nd to my astonishmnent thte fiames
threwv out pictures of Gayerncor Gotd'a
ad mayself. The comien was ap
precited by nmy friends, and even after
Governor Gordon's pictnre burned out
mine remained. Finally, may leit eye
dropped out, may nose fizzed away, and
my chin melted. I watched my own
dissolution with curious feelings, and,
mortifying to relate, when the whole
face and head had been extinguished,
my mouth remained a flaming brand of
fir~e. The crowd cheered, and for once
in my life I was silent."
Thei' Crops of thxe Yeatr.
The annual report of the Cominien -
Cir o Agriculture has be.en hamba. to the~
printe, .Ld -: . r pemtted to take the
olwig exrat fem the reportre
girding the yield of the principal c :ops
Te yieldt of cotton is estimated at
b'05,114 bales, an increase over last year's
ero of 7511 baler"s. The yield of corn
i esimated at 17,40000 bushels, an in
reae of 3,565,52 bushc:. The yield
of 11e is 0. ,782,9%0 pounds, a decrease
of ,843,002 pound. Th?e yield of '.bea'
is 11 1,4 -2 bushels, a decrease of 30,t055
bushels. The yield of oats is 4,001,073
bunels, an increase of 330,313 bushels.
'I vi',eld of sugar cane is 299,70G gal
los, decrease of 59,901 gallons. Th~e
vi d of sorg'hum is &l9,G85 gallos, .
ecea'tee of ':070 g-tuloius. The yit hl o
obcco)is ,,33.023 pounds; a deca e ci
131.6"0 nounds. The yield of pen~s is
79,310 ~bushels, an iacrease of 12,L2l
buhes The yielt af sweet potatoes a
:3,17,791 bushels, a decrease of 792,54.
bushels. The yield of Irish otatoes
E31,329 bushels, a decrease ~of 100,20(
basels. It is estimated that the viel-l
of e.y, peavine hay and corn foduderi
U0,A0 tons. or 1:3,23$ tous in erc of
axt y car. The value of farm supphes
parch ised during the year L estinate
t th. same as thle amourst purchased Li.
i : aggregate value of the prineli 1
arop> producoed theC present yeair is, e:.t -
vau of, agriculturai produenons -
mesa thetenth canIs by u:
.5,0t0)00o, aind that of List year by uao
J. E. Prsioc's Merchant Tailor Eh
tablishent, Columbia, S. C., is ~ii full
bast. Only a look will convince aney
mne. All that want a first-class itting
suit try him. A full line of the bes.t
goods on hand.
TALMAGE ON ANDIOSITv.
c tells His Hearers to Exercise Unlimit
ed Fo rgivenes.-Man, Whose Last Plea Is
for Mercy for Himself, Should Grant it to
"Harness your forgiveness to the sun
set! If you don't forgive your enemies
you won't come near enough to the har
)or of Heaven to see the lightship," said
Dr. Talmage, addressing some 5,000
people in the Brooklyn Tabernacle on
"Oh, let not tie sun go down on your
wrath," he continued. 'Don't wait till
6.05 this evening, when the sun sets to
forgive, but do it at the meridian. Very
many people are troubled with insomnia.
Few can sleep peacefully from 10 at
night till 6 the next morning. I'll give
you an unfailing recipe for wakefulness.
Think over all the wrongs that have been
done you by people, then write a long
letter about it; take out of their pigeon
holes all the mean things you know about
your enemies, then go to sleep if you
can; lie on your back and you'll have a
-My friends, it is best to put a bound
on your animosities. Will you let the
man who robbed you come and bend
over your pillow? Why not fence him
off with the golden bars of sunset? Why
let these thoughts disturb your slumbers?
The fact is there are thousands of men
and women who let their thoughts de
stroy their physicalhaalth. Many > man
carries beneath his vest a gnawing ani
mosity. There are hundreds of thou
sands of families where there is the
greatest need of a spirit of forgiveness.
By the memory of your father's and
mother's grave be reconciled."
Dr. Talmage related a case of faith
cure that he witnessed in England, where
the use of a woman's arm, that had been
useless for years, was restored to her in
presence of a number of people. "Since
then," said he, "I believe God can do
anything. If a man is ever so crooked'.
with hate for a fellow being, God can
straighten him out. Lay hold of Al
mighty God and he'll help you. History
tells of a man who hated his father so
much that he burned his body after he
died, then took the ashes and put them
in sacks and tied half the sacks to eagles
that flew east, and half to others that
"Another reason why we should -for
give," said the preacher, "is that we
may not live to see another day. Most
people die between 11 at night and 3 in
the morning. Something in the atmos
phere seems to relax the body from the
soul at that time. They are apt to go
out during the darkest hours of the
night, and Heaven, always bright, is
brighter then when they enter it. Oh,
in that dark night, when we leave this
world, our great plea will be mercy.
What a plight our souls will be in'if WeM
"I know of 1 5 ore
than+' "- overy at Pompeii of that
stlfer who had been on guard 1,700
years, standing with hand on sword, hel
met on head, at the post of duty, when
others in the doomed city were fl e'ng
for their lives. We want to beon guar
for God, true here and true there. I
don't suppose I'm much more of a cow
ard than other people, but I tell you
plainly I could not sleep to-night unless
I could shake hands with any one on
"If a man won't be reconciled you
give in to him. 'Oh,' says some woman,
'I can't forgive her; she's done too much;
she's too hateful; it's no use; I can't for
give her and I won't.' My sister. you
can if you try. A man says: 'That fel
low started those stories: in the newspa
pers about me; he's too mean for any
thing; I'll get even with him; I'll make
him squirm.' Better resign that feeling,
my fiend. 'Bat,' says some one in the
gallery, 'you don't know what I've got
to bear or you wouldn'; talk that way.'
"Then you make me think of the little'
girl who was helping her father on
movng day. The father put a large
package in her arms, then piled on
article after article till a stranger, who
was passing, said: 'Hold on! you are
putting too much of a load on that little
girl.' The child, looking up askance at
ta stranger, said: 'Father knows how
much I can carry;' and our Father in
Heaven knows how much we can carry.
"Another reason why we ought to
ally the sublimest action with the
sublimest scene in znature. It's delight
ful to have some old place, old tree, old
room or old gate associated with some
action. Now, 0 man, associate the sun
set with nlimited forgiveness of all
enemies. If you fail at first, go right
on. Shakespeae wrote seven plays be
fore he wrote 'Hamlet' and twenty-eight
before he wrote 'Macbeth.' The man
or woman least to blame is generally-ti!E
one to tatke the first step toward recon
ciiaion. Oh. man, take that step, it
will make you measure three inches more
around the chest, your respiration will
be better, aye, it will make you more
like God himself.
"Harness your forgiveness to the sun
set. You've heard about the sunset of
the Cordilleras, in the Apenines and
Italy; but there is a finer one to be seen
when you throw all your animosities in
and let the horses of fire trample them
out, the chariots of fire r'>ll over them,
the billows of fire o'erwiamil them. God's
greatest achievement is this sunset; your
"You never saw two sunsets alike, and
I think that if God can afford to hang
over tac wall of Heaven more master
piecs of natural art than all the Italian
and Venetian galleries contain he can
take good care of us. If God be for us
who c~in be against us? So the sunset
of earth is the sunrise of Heaven."
.~ Scene at a Funera!.
T wmN Omio, October 2.-At a funeral
acar Sycamore toddy, the team attached to
h h-:arse ran away and the vehicle was
reduced almost to kindlag wood. The
olin was dashe1 to the ground, the i
torn e.li and the corpse rolled into the ditch
ythe roadside. Other teams tookt frighit
ad at general panic ensued. ivomien
itI, men.. jumped from thle carriages,
a':wer )verturu~e.i. horses became
*ev Mr*. iiweis, who was to have con
iuled the uneral exercises, was perhaps
It is said in Washington that immigrants
romi Mediterranean ports infected w! I a
cholera are scattered all over the United
States. It is now proposed to send back all
vessels that may hereafter arrive from
cholera t fi a n lawfully be done.