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VOL. XV3 __ ~~~~~MANNIN(. S. ( N. VEI)NESI)AY. INO\TFIBER 16i89o___________________ 9
Col. Jones Addresses Former
Members of His Command.
REUNIONS EVERY YEAR.
A Pleasant Event that Occurred
in Columbia Thw sday Morn
ing. The Dead
At the Inderendert fire engine I euse
Thursday morning the reunion of IAe
members of tlFe Se.cond S-uth Carolina
regiment was held. It was largely n
tended by the vcterans of the only
South Carolina regiment that served in
Cuba during the Spanish-American
war, and much enthusiasm was mani
fested. Col. Jones presided, and ad
dressed the gathering as follows:
Yellow Soldiers: in accordance with
the resolution passed at the mass meet
ing of the regiment in Augusta, Ga..
a few dtys before we were muster(d
out of the seyice of the United States
a soldiers, you are assembled here to
ic is for y, u to say what shall be
done to perpetuate the memories of the
past, and keep up the touch of the el
bow, and to keep alive the strong
friendships we all formed with each
other while in the army. It gives me
the greatest pleasure to welcome you
all to this city, and to say to you that
I have not words to express to you the
great pleasure it gives me to look into
your brave and honest faces, and to
shake you by the hand.
On June 27, 189S, I had the diztin
guished honor of being appointed your
solonel, and I say without besitation
that I consider it the greatest honor
ever conferred ulon me. When the
eall was made by the president in the
spring of 1S9S, you responded promptly
and entered the United Ssates army to
help the downtrodden and much-abued
Cubans; and I honor you for it. You
have been faithful in your duties as
soldiers. No soldiers ever stood to
their commanding efficer better than
you did to me, aid it is for you to sax
whethex I did all I could for you. I
certainly tried to do all in my humble
power to make your service in the army
&3 azreeable as postible. I never is
s-d an order to you that you did not
qui-kly obey, and you always obeyed
my orders in such a way as to make it
a pleasure to issue them to you. I do
not think there is a man in this regi
ment who doubts for one moment that
I ever issued an order which was un
Pleasant or hard to execute, unless I
was compelled to do so by superior au
thority. I felt towards you all just the
same as if you had been my children,
and did all in my power for your good.
I am satibfied you appreciated what I
tried to do for you. Now that is all
over, I can speak plainly to you about
my anxiety for your health before leav
ing Savannah f-r Cuba. From what
I had always ht ad of Cuba, I thought
that perhsps one-half of the regiment
would die of yellow fever before re
turning to this country; and a friend of
mine said to me in Savannah that he
was satisfied the anxiety in the regi
ment about yellow fever was so great
that 'when the order should be issued
for the regiment to go to Cuba that
hundreds would desert. But, my fel
low soldiers, let me tell you that when
that order came to board the transport
Roumanian for Habana, on January 3.
1899, I marehed the regiment on the
en the boat 840 strong, and u.>t a single
man deserted. I am sure this record
e&annot be beaten hy any regiment in
the world, and I am proud of it.
Now, let us form ourselves into a
regular organization, elect ofieers and
appoint such other committees as
we may need. Let us contribute annu
ally to the fund to be kept for the pur
pose of assisting such of us as may be
come unable to get along in the world
no man cat. tell when want may strika
him. Let us accumulate a fund to
erect a monumernt on the capitol
grounds to the 16 noble young men who
lost their lives by disease while mem
bers of the regiment, and while per
forming their duty to their country.
Let us have inscribed upon that monu
mont that no man ever lost his life in a
holier or grander cause than that of vol
unteering to help drive the Spaniards
from that downtrodden and much
abused island of Cuba.
Three of our members died in Cuba,
namely Epting, Trevett and McKay,
from disease contracted in the hot.
burning sun of that country. Their
bodies are buried in the military
graveyard just a half mile north of
Mariauao. I think a commnittee should
be appointed to see to it that their
bedies are brought home in the near
future by the government, and buried
in their native soil. The 13 other
members of the regiment who died,
namely, Griffin, Epton, Mooney, Coy
ington, Smith, Bluer, Lyles, Hopkins,
Ward, Mleetze, Barton, Finley and
Kitcheaz, are buried in the United
States. The bodies of all these vwere
sent to their parents.
On January 17, 1899, we buried a boy
15 years old named Bertie Eastman,
who was drowned the day before in
the little river near our camp in Cuba.
He could not swim, and rode a mule
into deep water and was drowned. He
was not an enlisted member of the
regiment. but had left Savannah with
us as a camp foliower. I have never
te this day been able to find his pa
rents, and his body is now in the mili
tary graveyard north of Marianao
'with the other three m.embers of our
regiment. I think we should make an
effort to find the parents of this poor
boy and let them have his body
brought home. I doubt if his parents
have ever heard how he disd. It was
ene of the saddest acts I had to per
form while in the army-burying this
poor, unknown boy.
The death rate in our regiment was
less than in almost any other regiment
in the Seventh armiy corps, and this
was due in a large measure to our
faithful and efficient surgeon, Dr.
Wannamaker: his able assistants, D~rj.
Griffith and Poore, and our ever faith
ful hospital corps. They were untir
ing in their attention to the sick. I
feel that I am in a position to tell of
their faithful performance of duty, a.:
I made it a rule to go to the hospital
.lmot ail Tn. keym always teld
me they had everything they wanted.
TLe parents of those of our men who
di1d can always rest assured that they
had every attentien that could be given
After we had been at Panama park
about three weeks our sick list reached
the alarming number of 204. 1 became
very much troubled about it, and I at
once had a conf erence with Dr. Wan
nanimaker. We sent a telegram to Gov.
Ellerbe telling him of the alarming
condition of the regiment, and asking
him to telegraph to the secretary of
war to have us moved at once. The
governor teigraphed the secretary of
war and I vas ordered to take the reg
iment to SavaUnah in ten days after
wai ds. Our regiment was the first to
arrive at Savannah. The men of this
regiment should always have the kind
est feelings for Gov. Ellerbe, for he
was alays a great, friend to us. On
my return from Cuba 1 called on Gov.
Ellerbe, and he said to me: "I con
gratulate you and your regiment on
the splendid record the regiment has
made in the United States- army." I
thanked him and to.d him I agreed
with him so far as the regiment was
In conclusion, I beg leave to extend
ry most heartfelt thanks to all the
officers and enlisted men of the regi
ment for their uniform kindness and
courtesy to me while I had the honor
Uf commandiug them.
The address was received with great
applause, after which the following
f5.0-t were electei:
'. dent-Col. Wilie Jones.
'e Pre:idents-Maj. Eaves, Maj.
wa. er, Lieut. Col. Thompson, Corpo
Secretary-Sergt. Maj. Frederick.
On motion of Adjt. Haselden it was
decided to have annual meetings on
Wednesdoys of fair week and that a
bankquet be participated in.
On motion of Sergt King, of Co. A,
the address of Col. Jones was made a
matter of record in the minutes.
Capt. Herbert moved that a com
mittee of five, with Col. Jones as chair
man, be appointed to see Gov. Me
Sxeeney about having the bodies of
those soldiers who died on duty in Cu
ba and in camp returned and buried at
On motion of Private Carter, Co. B,
Nlaj. Eaves, Capt. Hlaselden, Capt.
Herbert and 'rivate Carter were ap
poisted a committee draw up suita
ole resolutions on the death of Gov.
Ellerbe and the soldiers who died in
A committee, consisting of Sergt.
31aj. Frederick, Capt. Moss and Sergt.
Parrott, was appointed to draw up a
constitution and by laws.
Happy remarks were made by Capts.
Herbert and Hlaselden, Sergt. King,
Maj Eaves, Capt. Moss, Lieut. Cox,
Seret. Parrott and others.
Capt. Haselden reported that he had
on hand $33 profits of the bakery in
Anr-usta. This amount was ordered
tt:ned over to the banquet fund.-The
Shot Her Guest.
A quiet little home 4 or 5 miles north
of Marksville. La., was the bcec of a ter
rible tragedy Thursday night, in wh.-h
Leon Bernard was shot and istantly
killed by Mrs. Abel Bordeb1:2, a young
woman of about '24 years of age. Mrs.
Bordelon's version of the deplorable
affair is said to be as follows: Her
husbancs and Leon Bernard. who was a
tenant of Abel Bordelon, were having
a game of cards; not gambling, playing
only for amusement. The wives of the
two men were present and seemed to be
bored by the game, several times asked
their husbands to stop playing. The
men giving no heed to the request.
Mrs. Bordelon playfully picked up a
gun and said: "If ycu don't stop 1
will shoot you," when to her horror
the gun fired, and the contents striking
Bernard near the temple, blew off the
top of his head. As Mrs. Bordelon is
of a mild and amiable character, the
public are inclined to accept her story.
The two men anid their wives were the
only ones present at the time of the
shooting. save Mrs. Bordelon's children
who were too young to give an intelli
gent account of the affair.
A Sensational DMurder.
A sensational murdr and suicide oc
curred at Allentown. Pa , Friday morn
i'g when George W. Ker, proprietor
of the Hotel Mecca, shot and instantly
killed his wife and himself'. The pair
had not been living together for the
pst three months owieg to K-ru's ill
rament of his wife. Mrs. Kern was
'opjloyed in a laundry and when -he
boarded a trolly car at 6:30) o'clock Fri
day m;orning. to go to her work, her
husbard f,.llowe~d her and stood on the
rear plaiform, displaying a revolver.
When Mrs. Kern obtserved him shie
rau screaming out of the front door of
the car and sought the protection of
about 200O wire millemployees, who had
just fitnished work on the night shift.
Kern hastened after her and twice
pulled the trigger of the pistol. but the
weapon failed to discharge. The hus
band then dragged his wife into his
hotel and barr:eading the door with a
chair, in full view of the crowd, 3het
her dead. lie ran into another room
S there killed himself. Kern was 38
g, ars old and his wife 29.
Here is your chance if you are
a good guesser, or have any inside facts
on the cottol crop for 18S99-1900 there
is a good chance to make $1,000. S.
Munn. Son & Co., a large cotton brok
eruge establishment of New York, do
ing business at 56i Beaver street, makes
the offer of-this reward. The estimate
of the crop that will be used by the firm
in selecting the winner will be the one
that will be made up by the New York
Chroniele. Trhe person guessing near
est to the Chronicle's estimate will get
the money. All guesses must be mail
ed by noon November 23, and address
ed to S. Mann. Son & Co., statistic de
paratuent. 5G Beaver street, New York.
Dlied for a Dlog.
A special from Leesburg, Fla,, says
that S. 0. Jones. section boss, was kill
ed there Wednesday afternoon. To
rescue a pet dog he ran in front of a
tran moving at the rate of 35 miles an
hour, when the cowcatcher beam struck
him in the small of the back, killing
him almost instantly. His wife and
.kibdr- 'wit..sd tk.aecidant
All of Its Friends Shculd Stand
THE GOOD IT HAS DONE.
A. Howard Pdtterson Presents
Forcibly the Good Moral
Effects Brought About
Under the System.
To the E litor of The News and Cou.
rie: Oxirg to the recent dispensary
scandals there is a great hue ajd cry
being made, by its caemies, that the
law should be revealed. As one who
has always I)-en in favor of the d:Ipcn
sary systeu I belicve that now is the
time for its friends to spe-ak out. B
fore one commits himself again-t the
dispensary he should consider the mat
ter fren every standpoint Suppose.
for instance, that the di-;pensary law is
repealed at the next session of the L-g
islature. what are you going to put in
'liere are but three ways. under the
Co'n.titution. to regulate the sale of
intoxicating liquors in South Carolina:
Ose is under the dizpensary system,
the second under the license system,
and the third to prohibit the sale en
tirely, except for medicinal purposes.
Consequently if the dispensary law is
repealed you have either to substitute
the license system in its stead or pro
hibit the sale of liquor entirely.
While prohibitiorn may be dcsirab-.
and I for one would advocate it if I
deemed it practicable, yet experience
has teuht us that it cannot be enforced
and thmr it would virtually mean free
I he L vil1 of the license S3 stem we
have seen and I hope will never be for
gotten-hen every town in this State
had two or more bar rooms, with gamb.
ling hells attach.-d, going niht and
day, debauching the youth and inpov
erishing the homes of our land. Com
mon sense tells us that if the license
system is adopted that the constitu
tional resirietions, such as not selling
after sundown, not allowing liquor to
be drunk upon the premises and the
other good features of the dispensary
law would be ignored by the barkeeper.
Whenever you place the sale of lirtior
in the hands of a private individual,
whose interest is t) make as great a
profit out of it ns be can, he will violate
Upon the other hand what are the
general results of the dispensary law?
Although it has been fought from
the time of its enactment, and every
obstacle has been throrn in the way
of its enforcement, yet T believe that I
can truthfully say, without fear or con
tradiction, that it has reduced the con
sumption of liquor and the commission
of crimes arising from the use of it 50
per cent. Look at the towns of our
State before the adoption of the dis
pensary system, and rememher hov
common it was for drunken men to be
upon the streets and what. an unusual
thing it is now.
Take the town that I live in, fur in
stance, and see what effect the dispen
sery law has had upon it. Under the
license system we had four or five bar
rooms. geneaally with gambling dens
attached, and almost every one of them
was the scene of a murder and numer
ous bloody fights. Since the adoption
of the dispensary law there has been
but one homicide committed in this
town, and that was not due to liqu~r,
and there is now not a gambling hoas
in the incorporated limits of the town.
Prior to the passage of the law rows
and fights upon salesdays were common
oceurrences, now they are rare. Christ
mas now seems like Sun/ay. before it
was a day of drunkenness and debauch
ery. I have no doubt that the experi
ence of Barn well has been that of most
of the towns in the State.
The dispensary law has relegated to
the rear all of the allurements of the
license system, such as the handsome
glass mirrors, the billiard and pool
tables and the card tables, and worst of
all the social habit of treating. which
has caused the ruin of more young men
than any other feature of the old bar
It is not neceestary to mention other
good features of the dispensary. as
those already named will cause men to
hesitate before adopting the licens3
sy-tem. which once it is inaugurate~d
will soon degcuterate into the old bar
room with all of its attendant evils.
Let us look a-. the dispensary fromn
the point of view that is now agitatmng
th a inds of the people of this State.
Should the systee be abolish~ed on
account of the recent sctarda's in the
State dispensary at Columbia?
I say by no mecans. While I admit
that such scandals are calculated to in
jure the dispensary, and especially so
as there are men who have fought it
from its creation from personal and
political motives and who are eager to
lay the blamie upoa the system and not
u-n the odicials, yet my faith in the
sstam has never been shaken and I
still believe that it is the best solution
of the liquor problem that has ever been
adopted. The peoplie of South Caro
lia are too familiar with the good re
suits of the dispensarv as to wish to do
stroy it on account of the rascality of
some of its otlicials. You had as wel
argue that the banks should be closed
on a, ount of the absconding of cashiers
with ti- tur ds, or that th-e State Peni
tentary should be abolished because of
the r te .t shortage of the supuzintemRi
ent. to say that the dispensary law
si ould be r':peal. d on account of the
miconduct of the commlissi ncr anid
other daspensary offieials. I believe
that is a thunder storm purifies the
atmosphere so will thbe recent exposures
of misconduct elarify the dispensary
system and that good will result there
by to the people. I also believe that
the welfare of the dispensary will be
advaced if a special comtnittee simit
lrto the one that investigated the
Pnientiary, be appointed at the next
aesion of the Legislature whose duty it
shall he to turn on the search ligzhts
and make a thorough investigation con
cerning ttie tinaaemuent and workings
of the State dispensary, and to expose
all misconduet and rascality, if any, of
the offieials, and that their report be
Ifollowed by indictment of the guilty
parties. I have too high a regard for
the eam a of t nepeole of South
Carolima. as to believe that i. is ipos
sible to select men to manage ithe State
dit usarv v, ho will rot steal and be
bribeI. To repeal the dispens:ry law
for any such rcasonl would hea di-grace
to the li-nrab le na:ve of South Caro
lina. We nave any number of busi
ness men in South Carolina who can
fill all of the positions under the dis
pensary law and who, upon the expira
tion of their t-rmrs of offie, canl leave
the same, like Caesar's wife above
There are s)-mc weak points in the
dispensary law that have born maae
apparent by the recent scandals which
should be crrrected, one of which is
the granting of beer privileges. They
are dircetly contrary to and in violation
of the very spirit and olject of the d:s
pecsary s.tem. They are nothing
mz're ,.or le:s than otx rooms and in the
large cities they are :aid to be a'junCts
of "blind tiZ r<." There should be no
distinction made between whiski-y and
beer; both should be sold only by the
regular county dispenscr. The idea of
deliveringi beer, as now practiced by
beer di!pensers, to consumers at their
places of business. thereby encouraging
tie consumption of liquor, is repugnant
to the law and obnoxious to its friends
Therefore they should be abolished by
The recent dispen:ary sjandaIs have
also ahown the danier of alloiiug the
nam :s of liquor houses and their private
brands to appear upon the labeIs of the
dispensary bottles. It is but an open
door to fraud and corruption. Nothing
should appear upon the label of 1 lie dis
pensary bottle except the brand of the
State dispensary and words or marks
bhowing the kind of liquor, the grade.
price and that it has been analyzed.
[here is nothing new 'in this sugecstioo.
as it is but returtiok; to the rule adopt
td by the bjard of controA under Gov
ernor Tiulwan's ad:ninistration. There
is no reason why the name or brand of
the house from which the liqor is
bbught should appear upon the bittle
The dispensary law was not adopted
for the purpoe of adveitising liquor
hou-ms. Prohibit the appearance of
these private brat-ds and names of liq
uor Loises upon dispensary bottles en
tirely and you will thereby prerent dis
honts: commissioners and dispensers
from b'osting and creating demandt
for the iquors of particular houses.
My object in writing this letter is to
expose the fallacy of the argument of
the entemies of the dispcnsary that be
cause some of its officials have done
wrong that, therefore, the whole sVs
tem is rotten and corrupt and that it
shouid be abolished, whereas the facts
show that the morals of our people have
been improved under the dispensary
law and that to repeal it would b3 re
trograding to the old bar roo:i, which
was the bane ef the State. I blieve
that the dispensary will stand the storms
of the future just as it has weathered
those of the past, and that safegard,
will be thrown around its mana.c;ment
that will prevent therecurrence of the
scandals refer red to.
A. Howard Patterson.
Barnwell, S. C.
Governor McSweeney Entertains them
at the Mansion.
The governor's mansion was thrown
open to the governor's newspaper
friends Wednesday night and the
reception was a delightful affair
There was no formality about it and
every one was made to feel perfectly at
home. Gov. and Mrs. MoSweeney
were assisted in receiving by Private
Secretary and M1rs Aull and Miss
Browning of Hlamipton.
Although occupy ing the most exalted
olice in the State, Gov. SleSweney is
never more at home than when in the
company of the press people with
whom he has been associated all hi.
life in business and pleasure. Tha
iovernor was formerly president of the
South Carolina press association, a
position which is new filled by Private
Secretary Aull and the occupants of
the mansion are no strangers to the
newspaper men of the State.
Amiong the guests last evening were:
31aj Louis Appelt of the 31anning
Times; R. II. D.:Camnp. G(hi.:y Ledger:
Slediun; Col. James A Host, Green
ville .'1ountaineer; Col. T. B. Crews,
Lurensville Herald; S. A. 3MeGhee,
Greenwood Index; Geo. R Koester, Co
lumbia Record: W. '[Fike. Spartanburut
Iherald; l'. L. lBeard, Chapin News; T.
C. Robinson, P.iekens Journal; Larry
Gantt. ciniributer to the Spartauburg
Free Lance:.\1r. Jas. A. iloyt, Jr..- of
The State. In addition to the news
paper nmen there were present. Capt.
Andrew Hiardee, of Dillion; Corgress
man Finley. Attorney General Bellin
ger, Wot. Fester. Spartanburg; Solici
or T. S. Sease. New berry; Mir. Frank
West, Spartanbur2; Senator Wm. HI.
31uldin. Ha'upton; Dr. 31. 0. Row
beud. S5itetanburg: Stiaerintendent D.
J. Grinfith. Jesse T, Gantt, Cot. U. X.
Gunter. .Jr., and others.
The First Artiller. band was at the
reception a.id furnished delightful mu
ie for the occasion. Its rendition of
"Dixie" a la D~ewey parde- followed by
the "Star Spaneled Banner," made a
great hit.-The State.
Dr. Maxey Lee Convicted.
Dr. MIaxev Lee, of Darlington
County,. was tried iast week for the
ki!ine of' his Va~her' svveral coeks ago
ad convieted of murder but the tend'-r
hearted jury recommended him t>
uercy, which wll tie doubit Mil e h1i3
neck. '[le testimony shtowed that Dr.
Leo, the rather, was in the ball talking to
his son, the accused, wtho had in his
had a hammterless gun, which was dis
charged, the contents lodging in the
body of the fathe: who died from the
effct of the wound. The defence put
in theO plea of accidental killing, but
th'e jury did c:ot believe them.
The Youngest Prcinter.
The Clinton News prohab'y has the
youngest prin ter in the State employed.
Lttle Burns Simpson. aged 1u years,
sets his colu-un and a half every day antd
sets a renarkably line proof. When he
work lie stands in a chai: to reach his
case. Last Friday night he made a visit
tThe State oniee with .ilitor S. F.
Parrott, who brought him to the fair,
and saw the liuotype machines at work.
Hie 'set up" his own name, taking it
with him as a souvenir. When he sets
typ he doe. it with a will. -.e State.
GRANGERS TO. FIGHT TRUST.
Five Millions of Farmers MEassing
Aaron Jones, of Indiana, master of
the National Grange, voiees the senti
ment of five million American'-farmers
in this wise:
"I am receiving thousands of letters
from all par.s of the United States,
from farmers, mechanics, traveling
men, merchants, manufacturers not in
trust, asking how they can co-operate
with the Grange in securing effective
state and national legislation that will
prevent the formation and successful
operation of trusts.
"Tnc entire people view-with -alarm
the aggrestive and questionable meth
ods of trust and combinations to arbi
trarily control to their own advantage
the labor and the product of labor in ail
departments of productive industry.
"The policy pursued by trusts in
limiting production in certain lines, in
shutting down factories under their con
trol, and in crushing out those engaged
in the same lines wbo do not join with
them in their policy of controlling
prices. is destructive to industry. To
permit men to use capital to crush out
'egitimate competition is against pub
lie policy and 3estrovs the indepen
dence and liberty of the individual, and
deprives him of the free use and bene
fit of his capital, stifles enterprise and
progress. and, if continued, will sub
vert all the principles fought for and
gained by our forefathers.
" The present industrial tendency is
a menace to the stability of the nation.
Americans will not submit to pay enor
mous taxes to support state and national
itovernments that are impotent to pro
tect the rights of labor and of property,
and its proper and legitimate use.
"The individual citizen is unable to
distinguish the difference in effect be
tween Deing deprived of his property
by marauding bands of brigands, known
in ancient times and in the middle ages
as robbers, and the consolidations and
uniting of corporations under forms
known as trusts, and used for the same
purpose, namely, of transferring by con
trollieg prices, the property of those
not in the trust to themselves.
"The methods pursued by trusts in
attempting to influence legislation and
the decision of courts should meet con
demnation from every honest, honor
able and loyal citizen of the republic.
"How can we secure effective legisla
tion, State and national, that will pre
vent the formation and suecessful op
eration of trusts?
"Here is the advice we are giving
to those organizing against trusts:
"First-Prepare petitions to Con
gress and circulate them to have them
signed by all the people who favor free
dom and the rights of property, and for
ward these petitions.
"Second-Prepare like petitions to
your several legislatures and your re
spective states and demand strong anti
"Third-Attend your political cau
cuses in whatever party you affiliate
atnd demand a strong anti-trust plank
in your platform, and see to it that
every officer nominated shall be in full
sympathy with this plank.
"Fourth-Think more of your coun
try and the rights of labor and property
than of your party, and give all parties
to understand that all patriots will
stand together on this issue.
"This issue overshadows all others,
What difference whether we have free
trade or protective tariff-whether the
outlying islands of sea, proximate and
remote are made colonies or nt-if the
individual is deprived of the free use
and benefit of his labor and property.
"Fifth--Give your party and the
country to understand that resolutions
alone will not suffice, but that effective
laws must he passed and enforced.
"Sixth-Supplement all this by be
ing active in educating the people to
the great dangers that menace the in
dustrial interest of our country.
"Our country, which stands for liber
ty and freedom, must protect the rights
of the humblest of citizens, must guar
antee to every man the right to legiti
mately use and receive the full benefit
of his labor and capital.
"Master of the National Grange."
The introducti~n o.f round bale
presses means the establishment not
only of a cotton trust, but a seed trust,
an oil trust, a ginning trust, and the
annihilation of every small ginner in
the cotton belt.
To allow a round bale press in your
section means the revolutionizing of
your business, the ri-k of putting your
'elf wholly in the hands of a gigantic
trust, the positive loss that you will
sustain, and the al rnost eertainty of
the trust treating wiu just as scores of
einncrs have been trsated after they
Liad been imposed up'on by the trust
WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?
When the World Does as He Would It
Will Enjoy Its Nillenium.
Rev. Charles M. Sheldon, writing in
the November Ladies' Home Journal
in further emphasis of the teachings of
his famous book, "In His Steps," reit
crates that "ths tea:-hings Jesus will
work in the markr't, the home. the
school, the shop, the street, the life of
man everywhere; but they cannot
work in a selfish heart, and they are
un't capable of expre ssion in a soul that
h,.s put auy one on the throne except
Him who is Lord of all. Why are men
afraid to try Love in business? Whby
are they cowardly in the face of giving
the greatest thing in the world its most
supreme test? Come, let us take Je
suts at His word. If we seek the King
dom of God first we shall have all the
p'hysical things we need. What would
Jesus do? T tiere is no question as to
tHis conduct in our places. There is
no casuistry in the question when asked
honestly every eay. When the world
is willing to ask it. and live according
to the daily answers, it will begin to
enjoy its millennium. Perhaps that
Golden Age will be the coming century.
Why not? It rests with the human
race to prove that of all the mighty
forces that rule the real life of men on
the earth, none is so mighty, so practi
cal, so permanent, so productive of hap
piness and power as the life of Jesus
lived over again in the lives of those
who believe in Him as the life abutn
dant for a weary werld."
BOTH ARE HONORED.
A Historical Event in the City
A LARGE CROWD PRESENT.
Unveiling of Memorials to Ex
President Jaffers'n Davis
and the "Daughter of
Thursday was another great Confed
erate day in Richmond, the occasion
being the unveiling in Hollywood ceme
tery, under the auspices of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy, now in
convention here, of the memorials to
President Jefferson Davis and Miss
The Daughters held a brief business
session Thursday morning, during which
various reports were read, and Mrs.
Davis was made honorary president of
the State chapter of the Daughters.
Thursday afternoon the Dlughters. in
carriages, were escorted to Hollywood
by aa imposing procession consisting of
Confederate camps and military, Gen.
Fitzhugh Lee riding at the head ef the
A vast crowd had assembled on the
hill overlooking the Davis plot in the
cemetery and immediately upon the
arrival of the parade the ceremonies
were opened with prayer by the Rev.
James P. Smith, D. D., who was on
Stonewall Jackson's staff, and who
threw himself between his general and
the line of fire while Jaekson, mortally
wounded, was being borne from the
In the Davis plot an casy chair had
been provided fur Mrs. Davis so that
as the drapery fell she would face, the
statue over her daughter's tomb. Over
the grave of President Davis was a
beautiful floral Confederate flag, the
blue and red being worked in immor
telles and the white in chrysanthe
mums. The staff rested on a base,
around which smilax was wound.
After the prayer Gov. J. Hoge Tay
lor gracefully introduced the Hon. B.
B. Munford, the principal orator of the
occasinn who paid a beautiful tribite
t., Miss Winnie Davis, Mrs. Davis,
President Davis and the "Lost Cause."
In conclusion Mr. Manford said:
"Nor can I forbear allusion to the
grateful fact that something in the
character of Winnie Davis, in the un
timely ending of her gentle life, has
served to hush the note of sectional
discord and strengthen the influences
that make for peace. Old ti:ne hatreds
were forgotten in the sorrow which
made us all akic. Union veterans
stood as a guard of honor around her
bier, and generous contributions of
sympathy and help came from both
side of the Potomac to erect this mon-a
The next speaker was the Hon.
John H. Reagan, postmaster general
of the Confederate States. and the
only surviving member of Mr. Davis'
cabinet. He was introduced by the
Hon. J. Taylor Ellyson. Judge Rea
gan spoke very briefly, his remarks
heing confined to a euiogy of his chicf.
He said in part:
"Mr. Davis possessed a combination
of great qualities, rarely equalled and
never surpassed. And in addition to
these great qualities he possessed the
most unselfish character I have ever
known, and the most humane and
merciful disposition, with a gentle
ness in domestic and social life, which
commanded the admiration and re
spect of all who knew him. And to
all these he added the character of a
"My estimate of his character has
be n formed from a personal acquaint
ar~c3 of a good many years and from
close personal and official relations
with him during the four s ears of the
war ha"tween the States.
"While the cause of which he was
the highest and truest representative
failed of success, he carried to his
grave a sincerity of respect. an enthu
siastic devotion of the people he served
and represented, unsurpassed by any
ever shown to any successful hero or
conqueror. The future will show,
when the clouds of passion and prejudice
shall have passed away, that the cause
and the principles which he represented
were just and based on the true princi
pies of constitutional government, local
self-government and civil lhberty. God
bless his memory."
Gen. Fitzhugh Lee was then intro
duced by Mr. Ellyson and delivered
an eloquent and touching address, in
which he made beautiful allusions to
Mr. and Mrs. Davis and Miss Winnie.
Following Gen. Lee's speech. Dr. HI.
M. Clarkson recited1 an ode. "The
Daughter of the Confederacy."
Jefferson Davis Hayes then drew the
veil from the mounments to Mr. Davis
and Miss Winnie. The former is a
bronze statue of the Confe-deratc pres
ident. The latter is a marble figzure of
the Angel of Grief, the hand extending
a wreath which she is about to place
on the grave. It is over life-size and
the pedestal is suitably ins~ribed. It
was erected by the Daughters. Both
works are by Zolany.
After these ceremonies, a monument
to Jefferson Davis, Jr.. was unveiled.
Paid thie Penalty.
Albert August Becker, the Ger-ran
butcher who, on JTanuary 27th last,
murdered his wife Ra-haei and after
wards chopped up and boiled the
remains in order to dispose of them.
was hanged in the Chicago jail at 12:05
o'clock Friday afternoon. Becker's
neck was not broken by the fall, and it
was 16 minutes before he was pro
nounced dead. On the s'affold Becker
protested his innocenco and declared
George Suitterlin', the father of his
second wife, was the real murderer.
The ease of August Becker in many
ways bore a remarkable similarity to
that of Adolph Lutegrert.
Killed His Father.
At~ Plano, Cal..' Reese Martin was
shot and killed by his 19-year-old son
Alfred. The youngr man accused his
father of striking his mother. A quar
rel ensued and the son discharged both
barrels of a shotgun at the old man,
oausing instant death. He claims that
he acted in self-defense.
Over the Result of the Election of Last
The Washington correspondent of
The Atlanta Journal sass "in spite of
the Republican victory in Ohio and the
appearent defeat of Goebel in Ken
tucky, the Democrats here are elated
over the results of Tuesday and the
Republicans and the members of the
administration correspondingly cha
grinded and alarmed. The defeat of
the Democrats in Kentucky, even if
true, is attributable to local dissensions
an in no way to national issues, but the
campaign in Maryland and Niebraska
was fought out purely on national
questions, while the personality of Me
Kinley was made the test of loyalty in
'The administration flooded Mary
land with orators and the whole force
of the government machinery was
thrown across the district line to fix
Maryland for imperialism in the com
ing fight to be made on that issue.
Imperialism was the issue there and
the cry to sustain the president in time
of war was made from every platform in
proportion to the work done. The
defeat of the administration there is
signal and alarming.
"In face of great odds and despite
great-expenditures of money in Nebraska
Mr. Bryan carried his state on issues
he himself made. Before he entered
the state it seemed conceded to the
Republicans. By his matchless cam
paign he stopped a flowing Republican
tide and.turned the current against im
perialism. The administration is
keenly disappointed over the result in
Ohio. The president expected his
administration to be.sustained by 75
000 at least in his own state.
"The result does one thing-it
eliminates Mark Hanna as the leading
figure in the next national campaign.
It is stated openly here today that the
Republican party will Dot dare to go
in to another fight with Hannadat the
helm. In fact, he himself realizes that
he has lost his grip, and the revolt
against him and his meth-adm in Ohio is
sufficient to cause him to withdraw
voluntarily from the head place-on. the
"I was told this morning by an
eminent Republican that Mr. Hanna
will call a meeting of the Republican
campaign committee at an early date,
when he would tender his resignation.
Yesterday's vote is a warning to him
and the administration. One other
thing the result makes certain, namely,
that Bryan and McKinley will head the
national tickets in 1900."
DOUTHIT WINS HIS CASE.
The Proceedings by Which He Was
Dismissed Are Quashed.
A dispatch from Columbia to the
Greenville News says Judge Aldich
filed his decission in the Douthit case
Wednesday. He reviews the case
from start to finish, recites the minutes
and tL3 whole proceedings and con
cludes as follows: "I hold under the
law and upon the face of the record,
that it was an error of law on the part
of the State board of control to remove
the com-nissioner by a several and
swecping resolution, as was done in
thest proceedings. It was argued that
it required the concurrence of all the
members of the board to remove the
commissioner for cause and that the
board could not do so by a mere
majority vote. This position is sus
tained by the case of Gerter vs. the
commissioners, supra, but it is over
ruled upon the authority of the recent
case of the Carolina Savings bank vs.
Evans, 28 S. C., 521. Whereupon,
it is ordered, adjudged and decreed:
first, that the proceedings of the State
board of control in the attempted
removal of the relator, J. B. Douthit
be, and the same are quashed, revised
and annulled; 2nd, let this judgment
and the papers and proceedings herein
be filed and made of record in the
office of the clerk of the court of com
mon pleas of the county and State
aforesaid; 3rd, let the said clerk serve
a certified copy of this judgment upon
the State board of control, by serving
said copy upon the chairman of said
The meaning of this appears to be
that the majority of the board may
again remove IDouthit but must do it
by regular proceedings and after full
A Costly Joke.
As the result of a practical joke, John
Shinder was probably fatally burned at
Chicago Fri day. Two fellow workman
bound him with a tarred rope and after
lighting it. left the room, thinking it
would burn sld sly. In an instant the
prisoner was a mass of flames. The
cord burned in two and he ran scream
ing into an adjoining room, where other
worknten tore the flaming clothing from
him. Charles Becker and Allie
Chudyzski, the two would-be jokers,
were arrested. They said that as
Shioder was a new man they merely
wished to initiate him. The men may
be held for murder if Shinder dies.
An Unpleasant Ride.
Miss Frank, of Benson, Minnesota,
on her way to church, thought she
would save time by hopping over the
bumpers of a freight train which was
standing on the track across the street.
About the time she got up the train
started and Miss Frank took a thirty
mile ride on the bumpers, free, gratis
and for nothing. She missed church
but had an exhilerating ride.
Mrs. Mildred M. lHazen and Admiral
George Dewey were quietly married at
10 oiock Thursday morning at the
rectory of St. Paul's Catholic church,
Wa'shinnton, D. C. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. James F. Mackin,
the pastor, assisted by Rev. Joseph A.
F !ey. assistant pastor, and Rev. Sid
Old Lady Murdered.
Mrs. Sarah King, aged 60 years, was
mnurder3 l at her home in the Farms
dii-trict. Conn., Friday night. Charles
Cross, 17 years old, who was employed
on the farm, is under arrest on sus
piaion of having committoed the crime.
The Democrats Win in Both Mary
land and Nebraska.
THEY ALSO CLAIM KENTUGKY
Ohio, New York, New Jersey,
Iowa. Massachusetts and
Kansas Carried by the
The return3 from the elections of
last week anow that the Republicans
about held their own in the States ot
Ohio, Iowa, Massachusetts, Pennsyl
vania, New York, New Jersey and
Kansas, carrying these States by the
usual Republican pluralities. The
Democrats and fusionists, under the
splendid leadership of William Jen
nings Bryan, have wrested the state of
Nebraska from the Republicans and
carried it by about 15,000 majority.
The Democrats have completely routed
the Republican party in Maryland and
elected a.Democratic governor and will
control the legislature by good majori
ties in both houses. The Democrats
swept New York city, and Robert Ma
zett, the Republican chairman of the
Mazett investigating -committee, has
been beated by Tammany, but he will
contest the election in his district the
The greatest contest of the day was
that in Kentucky, which only exceeded
in interest the contest in Ohio, because
of the intense personal feeling of the
Bourbonites. In Kentucky the result
is still in doubt, with both sides claim
ing that their side had won. It will
take the official count to determine the
contest. It is expected that there will
be a contest in Kentucky, and it is de
clared by the Democrats that Goebel
will be seated as governor.
OHIO GOES REPUBLICAN.
The Ohio contest was a surprise, as
it was thought that McLean would run
stronger than the returns show that he
did. The vote for "Golden Rule"
Jones was large in the cities, ana l6a
undoubtedly caused the deflection from
the Democratic vote in Cincinnati,
Cleveland and other big cities, contrib
ting in a large degree, if not being en
tirely responsible, for the defeat of Mr.
McLean. The Repubiicans exerted
every effort possible to save Ohio for
their party, and the argument was
made that President McKinley should
be endorsed in his home state, and the
result -f the election may be attributed
in part to a desire to sustain the presi
dent because of state pride. Nash, Re
publican candidate for vern - -
have-a-mayority ~oTasbout u, V pl9
BRYAN'S FINE VICTORT.
The great victory won by the fusion
ists in Nebraska again demonstrates the
popularity of William J. Bryan in his
home state and there is great rejoicing
among his personal friends that the ef
forts made by the administration to
cripple his strength have failed. The
fusion majority will not be less than
12,000 and may reach 18,000. Repub
ians make no effort to explain the
causes, although a number of leaders
in this city, differ with W. J. Bryan in
his statement tha. it is a rebuke t', the
DEXOCRATS SWE3P KAITLAN3).
Unofficial returns from Baltimore
city and all the counties of the State
show that the Democrats swept practi
cally everything before them in last
week's contest. John Walter Smith,
Dr. Joshua Hering and Isador Rayner,
their candidates for governor, comp
troller and attorney general, respect
ively, were elected over the Republican
candidates by approximately 11,300
majority. The official count, it is
thought, will not materially change
those figures. The Democrats elected
eleven state senators for four-year
terms, which, with their four hold
overs, will give them fifteen out of a
total membership of twenty-aix in the
upper house of the general assembly.
In the lower honse, composed of nine
ty-one members, the Democrats elected
sixty-six, while the Republicans will
have only twenty-five delegates in the
legislature to meet in January of next
year. In Baltimore city the Demo
rats elected a Judge of the Court of
Appeals, clerk of the city court, sheriff,
State's attorney, city surveyor and
three judges of the Orphans' Court.
IN OTHER STATEs.
Mississippi and Virginia, of course,
rolled up the usual Democratic majori
ties. Kansas went Republican, as did
South Dakota. The president's recent
campaign tour through that state no
doubt had its effect. In San Francisee
the Democrats elected a mayor, James
D. Phelan, by about 6,000 majority.
The same can be said of Detroit,
which has been redeemed from the
the Republicans by the election of a
The Greatest Beauties.
Prof. Louting says the greatest beau
ties of the world have been the most
persistent and zealous devotes of the
bath. Each average human being has
about 15,000 square feet of skin to look
after, and nearly 3,000,000 oil and
sweat glands. The outer layer of skin
is constantly wearing off, and must be
constantly removed to allow the new
skin beneath to form fresh, white and
Flying Towards the Earth.
The star Polaris is said to be flying to
ward the earth at the speed of 395,
734,876 miles a year. Polaris is advised
to look up the records of the parachute
artists and take heed from the exp~eri
ene. She may find, as have numeronr.
arachutists. that running precipitous'
Ir nst the earth is a mighty un
The Columbia State says "as McLean
and Jones both represented opposition
to imperialism and as their combined
vote was greater by 50,000 than the
Republican candidate received, it is not
easy to find endorsement for McKin
ey's Philippine policy in the Okio