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The Spt 1 of Merry Christ-mas.
Tis the time of year for the losing cap
To pass fruti hand to hand.
When the sou.ds of wassail a=d reveiry
Are e,.hoizn o'er the land. -'
Far North, wt -ere the skate ski--s th.mere,
And South. where the redbird sing s,
A pulse of cher to the waning year
The Merry Ch:istmas brings.
'Tis the time of year for'the open hand
And the tender heart and true.
When a rift of heaven has cleft the ,:kies !L
And the saints are looking through.
The lame leaps high where the heart was drear,
And sorrowful eyes grow bright.
For a message dear that all may hear
Was borne on the Chris-uas light.
'Tis the time cif year for the cordial word
And the grace'ot the lined load.
For brother to come to brother's help
On the rou.;h and stony road.
'Tis time to bury the ancient hate,
And to make the quarrels tip;
No grudge has rooni where the roses bloom
Round the Christmas loving cup.
'Tis the time of year fur children's joy,
And all in a scarlet row
Thestockings hang in the ingle nook,
And the dreaming faces glow,
And the children turn and laugh in sleep,
Tomorrow wi I be so gay'
For there never is mirth on this queer old earth
Like the mirti of Christmas day.
'Tis the time of year for sweet surprise;
For the blessi.ig we did not see,
Though straight from the infinite love of God
Twas coming to you and me.
'Tis the time to seeking once agama
The sheen of the Bethlehenm star,
And for kneeliin fain, with the age-long train,
Where.the Ba e and .Mary are.
'Tis the time of vear for the loving cup,
When the hol v berries shine,
And with shout ind song of man and naid
The cedar an'a fir we twine.
Ah! pass the cup from the frozen North
To the South where the robin simgs.
For a pulse of cheer to the waning year
The merry Christmas brings.
Where the Methodist Preachers Will
Labir the Next Year.
The following are the appoint
ments made by Bishop A. Coke Smith,
who presided over the South Carolina
Conference of the Methodist Episco
pal Church. South, at Greenville, for
the next year:
Orangeburg District--Marion Dar
gaa, presiding elder; Bamberg, M. W.
Hook; Barnkell, J. L. Harley; Branch
ville, S. A. Nettles; Cameron, J. C.
Younge; Denmak, T. H. Beckham
and W. H. Wroton, supernumerary;
Edisto, G. W. Davis; Elloree. J. T.
McFarland: Langley, A. S. Lesley;
Norway, J. I. Sojourner: Orangeburg,
St. Paul's, J A. Clifton; Orangeburg
circuit, A. B. Watson; Orangeburg,
11. B. Rawls; Providence.' W. A.
Pitts; Rowesville station, A. C.
Walker; Smoaks, J. L. Tyler; Spring
field, R. A. Yongue, M. 21. Ferguson,
supernumerary; Swansea, G. W.
Dukes; Wagner, J. C. Holley.
Rock Hill District-W. P. Meadors,
presiding- elder: Blacksburg, N. B.
Clarkson; 3lackstock, J. H. Noland;
Cbester-Bethel, G. P. Watson, Grace
and New Bethel, B. G. Murphy;
Chester circuit, J. M. Friday; East
Chester, J. N. Isom; East Lancaster,
W. C. Winn; Fort Mill, J. C. Chand
ler; Hickory Grove, P. B. Ingraham;
Heath Springs,- J. Marion Rogers;
Kershaw. R. E. Turnipseed; Lancas
ter, W. H. Hodges: Lancaster circuit,,
J. G. Counts; North R'ock Hill, W. H.
=Arial; Richburg, W. A. Fairey; Bock
Hill-St. John's, W. T. Duncan,
Laurel Street and Manchester, C. E.
Peeples; Rock Hill circuit, E. A.
Wilkes; Van Wyck, L. T. 'Ligon;
Yorkville. J. L. Stokes, S. A. Weber,
supernumerary; York cotton mills and
Tirzah, C. M1. Pepler; York ciecuit,
0. A. Jeffcoat.
Spartanburg District-J. W. Kilgo,
presiding elder; Belmomt, E. Z.
James; Buffalo, L. E. Wiggins; Clif
ton and Pacolet, J.. WV. Elkins; Chero
kee and Fiogerville, B. M1. Robertson,
E. M. Merritt: Clinton, G. M. Boyd;
Campobello, J. T. Fowler; Enoree, C.
B. Burns; Gaffney--Buford Street-, J.
Mi. Steadman; Limestone Street, J.
W. Neele,; Gafney circuit, J. B. Wil
son: Jonesville, D. Hucks; Kelton. A.
H. Best;'Laurens-First church, W
B. Duncan; Laurens mills, 3. G. Hug
gins; North Laurens, J. F.-Anderson;
Pacolet circuit, E. W. Mason; Santuc,
T. B. Owens; Spartanburg-Central,
E. 0. Watson; Duncan and Saxon, S.
B. Harper; Bethel and East Spartan
*burg, J. W. Shell; Union-Grace
church, D. M1. McLeod; Union mills,
D. E. Camak; Monarch and Aetna, J.
B. Kilgore; Southern Christian Advo
cate, W. B. Richardson, editor, G.
H. Waddell, assistant editor; financial
agent Wofford college, WV. A. Rogers.
EDSumter D~istrisct-H. B. Browne,
presiding elcer; Bethany, E. -F. Scog
gins; Bishcpville, Arthur Phillips;
Camden, A. B8. Earle; Camden mills,
J. V. Davis: Chesterfield, N. L. Wig
gins: Jordan, E. K. Moore; Jefferson,
S. D. Bailey; Lynchburg, T. M1. Dent;
Manning, A. N. Brunson; New Zion,
B. J. Guess; Oswego, G. R. Whitaker;
Pinewood, L~. L. Bedenbaugh; Provi
dence, Walter Way: Rember ts and St.
John's, S. E. Booth: Richland, S. M1.
* Jones; Santee, C. C. Herbert: Sumter
--First chur~b, R. H. Jones; Magnolia
- Street, S..O. Cantey: Wateree, WV. D.
Patrick; assistant Sunday school edi
tor, L. F. Beaty.
Charleston District-H. W. Boys,
presiding elder; Allendale, W. C.
Kirkland: Beaufort, 'J. S. Stokes,
Black Swamp, A. E. Hollor; Charles
ton--Trinity, C. B. Smith; Bethel, J.
W. Daniel; Spring Stret J. C. Roper;
Cumberland, ' R. L. Holroyd; Mt.
Pleasant, S. C. Morris: Cordesville, W.
H. Murray; Cypress, W. B. Buchanan;
Erhardt, E. M. McKissick; Grover;
W. S. Goodwin; Hampton, s.: D.
Vaughan; Harleyville, E. P. Halson;
Hendersonville, W. E. Wiggins; Mc
Clellanville, W. T. Patrick; Pinopolis,
W. E. Barr; Port Royal, P. C. Gaines;
Ridgeland, C. W.- Burgess: Ridges
'rifle, J. W. Humbert; Roundo, K. S.
Enochs; St. George, P. L. Kirton;
Summerville, S. E. Daniel. Walter
boro, Henry Stokes; Waltet boro cir
cuit, G. P. Plenty: Charles'on, Port
SocietyP. A. Murray, chaplain.
Cokesbury Duatrict-J. 0. Wilson
presiding elder; A bbeville, P. B.
Wells: Antrevill..; J. E. Peeler; But
ler, J. R. Copeland: Cokesbury, C. W.1
Creighton; Donnahds, Peter Stokes;i
Greenwood station, W. A. Miassebeau;1
Greenwood and A bbeville mills, J. M1.1
Lawson; Kinards, J. N4 Wright;1
Lowndesville, R. W. Barbe:; McCor-1
mick, S. T. Blackman: Mt. Carmel, R.1
C. Bulware; Ninety-Six, M1. M. Brab-<
ham; New berry--Central, S. H. Zim-<
merman; O'Neal Street and Mollohon,1
3. H. Graves; Newberry circuit, J. E.
Beard; Parksville, J. T. Miller: Pheo
nix, R. W Humphreys; Princeton, G.
F. Clarks .n; Prosperity, J. K. Mc
Kain: Salu Ia, J. H. Inablnet; V erdery,
P. WV. WV iitaker; Waterloo, R. R.
Dagnell: U hitmire, G. R. Shiaffer. 1
Colunbi m. District-J. S. Beasley,
presiding ( ider; Aiken, B. R. Turnip
seed; Bat :, .J. N. Stone; Batesburg,
E. T. Hod .e:-: Columbia- Washiegton
Street. M1 L. Carlisle: M1:i2 Street,
W. I. Rh :bart: Green Street. R. S. .
Truesdale: G ranby and Rich and, WV.
J. Snyder Brookland, WV. S. Henry; 1
Edgewood. J. A. Graham and J. A. C
Campbell: Edgefield, Marv~n Auld:
l'airfield, W. XW. Williams: Fort
Motte. J. A. Inabinet; Graniteville,
A R. Philirs; Johnston, W. S. Mar
in: Leesville, W. B. -Justus; Lewie
dale, J. E. Strickland; Lexington. 0
N. Rountree: Lexington Fork. J. L
Rar: North Augusta, W. A. Kelly
Ricigeway, 1. F. Dukes; St. Mat
thews. J. E. Mahaffty: Winnsboro. J
B. Campbell; EpworUi orphanage, W
B. Wharton. superintendent; Co
lumbia Female college, W. W. Daniel
uresident; Paine institute, Geo. W
Florence District-A.. J. Stokes
presiding elder; Cades, J. A. Whit(
Cartersville. Chas. W. Ray; Cherav
tation W. L. Wait; Cheraw circ-uit
0. L. Durant; Clyde J. C. Davis: Dar
lington-Trinity, P. F. Kilgo; Es
worth and Lumber, W. C. Kelley; Dat
lington circuit, T. J. Clyde; FlorE nce
J. G. Beckworth;- Georgetown an<
West End, B. M. Grier; Greeley, L. L
Inabinet; Harper's, H. L. Slnglcton
Hartsville, J. J. Stevenson: Job nsille
W. M. Harden; Kingstree statior. H
J. Cauthen; Lake City, J. B. Tray
wick; Lamar, T. F. Gibson; Lib rty
R. W. Spigener: Rome, J. F. 'Vay
Sa-ters, J. B. Weldom; Sampit, J. C
Carraway: Scranton, G. H. Poosei
South Florence, D. A. Calhoun: Tui
monsville, L. H. McGhee.
Greenville District-R. A. Child
presiding elder: Anderson, St. Jobt
M. B. Kelly; Orrsville, S. T. Creect
West End, D. W. Keller; Easley an
Bethesda, M. L. Banks, Fountaiu Int
D. P. Boyd; Greenville-Buncomb
Street, W. M. Duncan; Hampton Av(
nue, J. W. Speaks; St. Paul's T. G
Herbert; West Greenville, G. T. Hai
mon, Jr.; Greenville circuit, C. I
Mann; Greer's, G. T. Harmon; Libei
ty. N. L. Prince; McClure, A. A. Mei
ritt: North Pickens, Chas. L. McCait
.f. P. Attaway, supernumerary; Pelzei
G. E. Edgwoods; Pendleton, S. 'W
Henry; Pickens, C..M. Abney; Piec
mont, W. A. Betts; Reidsville, T. J
White: Seneca and Walhalla, E.
Jones; Starr and Iva, J. W. Bailei
Lywndesville, J. A. Lewis; Travelei
Rest, W. L. Gault; Victor and Bate.
ville, A. E. Driggers; 'Nalhalla cil
cuit, J. I. Spinks; Westminster, B
31. DuBose; N. S. Bellinger, supe1
numerary; Williamston and Beltor
A. J. Cauthen, Jr.;- Williamston ci
cuit, T. B. Reynolds; Williamsto
Female college, S. Lander, presideni
Marion District-E. P. Tayloi
presiding elder; Bayboro, G. W. Gal
lin; Bennettsville Station. T. E. Mui
ris; Bennettsville circuit, J. Yi
Arial; Brownsvilie, S.J. Bethea; Blet
heim, W. B. Baker; Brightsville, k
11. Shuler: Britton's Neck, W. E
Thrower; Bncksville, F. E. Hodge.
Centenary, J. L. Mullinax; Clio an
Beulah, A. T. Dunlap; Conway. Jn(
E. Carlisle: Conway circuit, Jn(
Manning; Dillon station and mills, J
D. Crout and J. M. Gasque; Latt
station, J. H. Thacker; Latta cir muil
D. Tiller; Little Rock, G. C. Leor are
Loris, S. J. McConnell; Marion stU
tion, R. E. Stackhouse; Marion ci
cuit and mills, M. B. Whitaker; M
Coll and Bennettsville mills, Foste
Speer; Mullins, T. C. Odell; Moullt
circuit,. W. C. Power; North Mar
boro, T. L. Belvin; North Mullins, J
E. Rushton; Waccamaw, Allen Ma<
Cannot Kill the Weevil.
Prof. L. 0. Howard, chief entom<
logist of the Department of Agricu
ture, in his annual report for 190
says that there is no probability tha
the cotton boll .weevil will ever I
prevented by either artiflcial or na
tural checks from reaching all part
of the cotton belt. but that exper
ments have proved that it is possibi
to. make cotton growing profitablei
spite of the weevil, and by no otbe
means than a few simple expedient
in planting and managing the croi
These expedients, he says, consist (
a caref ulselection of seed, early plani
ing and thorough cultivation of th
crop, enabled the department at Cal
vert, Texas, without any appreciab]
extra expense, a crop of one bale t
one and' a half acres. The averag
production in the United States
one bale to 2.3 acres. Prof. Howar
adds: "The work against the Mex
can cotton boll weevil in TexaE wi
be carried on during the whole cfeth
fiscal year. An additional field assis
tnt has been appointed and $30 00
will be expended in this work onbot
ten insects.". The farmers of thi
ccunty and State may as well recog
nize the situation and prepare to mee
it. 'Sooner or later the boll v-eevi
w11 invade South Carolina, a idi
would be the part of wisdom o 2 th
part of our farmers to prepare tc. giv
some sttention to the methods use
by the government to miminize as fa
as possible the ravages of this mos
forniidab'le enemy of the cottor. prc
As to Toy Pistols..
The attorney general has beel
again asked as to the sale of toy pis
tols and the caps for use in these pis
tols. To further enlighten the deal
ers, many of whom have a good stoc:
of both articles, the act passed at th
last session of the legislature is give]
Section 1. Be it enacted by th
general assembly of the 'State o
South Carolina, That it shall be un
lawful for any person, firm or corpora
tion, in this State to keep, sell, keej
or sale or offer for.sale, or give away
any toy pistol, in which caps or cart
ridges are used or any caps or cart
ridges for such toy pistols.
Sec. 2. That every person, firm o:
orporation violating the provision!
> section 1 of this act shall upon con
iction be fined not exceedingly $100
>r be imprisoned (in case of an indi
ridual) for a term not to exceed 3(
A Prize Distributor.
At Memphis, Tenn., A. V. Keech
who was arrested recently on the
b.arge of fraudulently using the r iail
n connection with the Mississ ipp
V'alley Planter prize distribution, wai
ound over to the federal grand jur3
2nder bonds of 85.000, and in delault
:hereof has been locked up. The
~ostal authorities and papers con
~inue to receive inquiries concera1ing
he prize distribution and the postof
ic'e inspector, who has the case it
~hage, belive that it will surpass al]
thers in the South in point of the
iumber of victims. Several hut dred
ersons have come to Memphis t> in
estigate. Letters and telegrams
1ave been received regarding the
tatter from Texas, Indian Territory,
)klahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Lou
si3na and Alabama. and it is believed
,hat the victims will number 5,000.
They Were Lucky.
A dispatch from Norfolk, Va., says
p~rivate telegram received there stat'
d that T. Jenkins Hains, son of Gen.
?eter C. Hsins, U. S. A., who with
is wife and one sailor was en route
o the Bahamas in a 30 foot sloon was
aught in a gale of the coast of Geor
:ia. The cloop capsized, but Mr. and
OIs. Hains were picked up by a coast
teamer and landed at Brunswick, Ga.
hae fate of the sailor is nnonwn.
HIS FRIENDS WORRIED.
Friends of Capt. Capers here among
e Republicans are worried that he
ould upon his return to South Caro
a take the positio n that he would
t eat dinner with Judson Lyons at
Danquet to the national committee
which Lyons is a member, Lyons is
political power here. The president
zards him most highly and he and
5 wife are always invited to the
bite House receptions. Despite
e fact that some nuthern congress
n left the White House reception
;t winter at sight of Lyons and! his
fe and several negro friends, "Jud
n Lyons and wife" are still on the
vitation likt and wll again be in
ted this winter. In addition Lyons
a close friend and supporter of Sena
r Hanna. Republicans assert tnat
ether he attended the banquet or
it the presence of Lyons would cer
inly not have kept him away. They
y that if senator Hanna thought
ions good enough to be asked they
e contident Mr. Capers would not
Lve objected to eating with him.
ons' refusal to discuss the matter
ads Capt. Capers' friends to fear
at the negro is somewhat hurt that
s fellow-committeeman should have
id what he is quoted as saying.
JUDGE ROBINSON REFUSED.
The Charlotte Observer says Ex
idge W. S. O'B. Robinson of North
trolina ref used to sit down at a ban
iet given by Senator Hanna to the
embers of .he Republican national
mmittee in Wasbington Saturday
gbt, for the reason that one of the
iests was Judson Lyons, colored,
gister of the treasury and commit
eman from Georgia. He is a citizen
a State where white and black peo
e do not sit at the same board at
e same time, and it was quite like
m, open, out-spoken Irishman that
, is, to assert his gentility along
ith his Republicanism and absent
mself from the banquet hall. Other
uthern committeemen might swal
w their choler along with their cake
id ale, but not be. They lacked the
urage .to do what they wanted to;
had it. Toadies and bootlicks,
eling on this occasion as so many
uthern Republicans do in national
semblages of their party, like poor
ys at a fr'lic, they accepted their
sociate along with the victuals.
ot so Judge Robinson. It would be
affront to him to congratulate or
impliment him upon hiscourse of
induct. None other was to hav3
en expected of him.-. Senator
anna's us ial tact and good sense
iled him in this occasion. As for
yons, if le had any delicacy h
uld have saved the host of th
ening the embarrassment which his
esence caused, for he witnessed at i
'ite Home reception afew months
o the avoilance of himself by south -
n white men present.
A GENEROUS MAN
eimbursed People Who Lost Money
On His Advice.
Out of the trickery and scandal
at were disclosed to the public in
ie investigation of the Americao
sphala bubble, the New York World
tains a story of one man who was
mspicuous for his honesty and busi
ss integrity. That man was Dr.
udwig S. Filbert, one of the pioneers
tthe asphalt business and who ac
imulated a large I' >rtune in it before
e boom days. Dr.-Filbert's intei -
ting story is related by the New
ork World in this. way: "Dr. Fli
~rt was a descend mt of one of the
2e old Qaker fa-ailiesof Philadel
2ia, and a:; his fortune increased he
und pleasure in turning a large in
rment of his income toward philan
ropy. In this way he came to know
any people who were in the lowly
alks of life~. Be was wont to help
Le, not only materially, but hun
~eds of widows and orphan children
ofited by his good advice. Scores of
em invested their savings in enter
~ise~s that were indorsed by their
~nefactor. Asphalt had made a
rge fortune for Dr. Filbert, and so,
en the.A22erican company came to
crganizedl, he advised all of his
imble friends to 'get in on the
ound floor' and invest their savings
the stock before it had time to
ach the figures to which he confi
ntly expected it to go. In this way
mdreds of poor people were led to
vest all of their savings in what was
prove one of the gr latest financial
zles of the century."
When the collapse came, Dr. Fil
:ri, according to the World's histo
in, realized that his loss of a mil
>n and a half dollars, great as it
:ked to him in his declining years,
is not nearly as serious as was the
is of the entire savings of the hun
eds of poo:r people who were wont to
>k upon tim as their benefactor.
a knew that many of them had been
t penniless and felt that he was re
onsible for it. He called the mem
rs of his family together in council
d laid the facts before them. He
id tbat he felt that he was person
.y responsible for these losses of the
or, and that in consequence it was
s duty to reimburse them all. "I
2 getting old," Dr. Filbert told his
mily, "and cannot live many years.
want to be prepared to meet my God
thout the cries of hungry women
d children in my ears. It will cost
i half a million dollars to repay all
ese poor people for the losses they
e sustained in this miserable stock
lure. My own losses are a million
d a half, and this money will, of
rse, come out of your pockets, since
u will be deprived of it after my
ath. Bua I think I can face death
tter with an honest name, and thar.
my reasor for asking you to upholdl
in the di ;bursement of money thai
s intendel for you." The famil,
the aged >hilanthropist sanctioned
;honest .urpose, and he set abou;
once to repay the persons who hadl
aght Asp ialt stock on his advice.
Sdrove t< the several banks wher.:
kept his accounts, and notified
am that he would want to drar'
)0,000 from each of them on the
lowing da ;. The next morning he
w the 1 alf million in currency,
ced it in L bag and drove from one~
use to another where lived those
o had lost their savings in the bub
.Within one day he paid out
ry dollar of the money and at night
d his friends that his conscience
s clear once more.
1 ooledl a Moob.]
tdispatch to the Augusta Chron
says an armed mob surrounded
jail at Clayton Wednesday night
the purpose or lynching Wade
nntt, the negro who shot and kill
Frank Lesuer, a boss on the can
utionf work of tne Tallulah Falls
roadi extension. but the jailor
ved too crafty for the would-be 1
ichers andl managed to get the ne-(
>out of the jail an~d into the home
a citizen where he~ was guarded un- 1
after the mob di.persed. However, I
members of the mob are said to
determined and another attack on
jail is expected. -
HANNA'S . BANQUET
find How John G. Capers of this sh
State, Dcdged It. lir
SAID HE HAD AN ENGAGEMENT o
In Baltimore that Called im
Away Before the Banquet xv
Took Place, Judge Rob- m
inson's Plain Talk. la
A dispatch from Washington under so
. date of Dec. 14 to The State said: in
Among the southern colony here, and vi
especially among South Carolinian, the is
action of John G. Capers, the RepLb
lican national committeeman for n(
South Carolina in eating with a nego, ta
Judson W. Lyons, register of the sa
treasury and committeeman from L:
Georgia at Senator Hi.nna's banqiet ar
to the Republican committee at the hi
Arlington Hotel Saturday night, c n- L:
- tinues to arouse intense criticism. le
The fact that be was a former Deno- tb
crat is perhaps the cause of more cri- hi
ticism being heaped upon him than sa
upon other southern members of the
i committee who attended and who
have never made any secret cf their
e love for the negro. U
AN ARTFUL DODGER. qt
It seems that Capers dodge- the m
Hanna dinner by going to Baltimore. cc
A dispatch from Charleston to The ni
State under date of Dec. 15 says on gi
his arrival in that city Mr. Cap-.rs re
was asked if he bad attended Senator te
Hanna's banquet in Washington, at of
which Judson Lyons, a negro, was a pl
guest, to which he replied that he re- tt
gretted very much that be was unable hi
-to attend, but that he left the Arling- h(
ton immediately after his contest had w
s been favorably decided that afternoon hi
and went to Baltimore on business, sc
and that .from there he returned to l
Charleston. He stated that he had ai
no knowledge one way or the other cc
of Committeeman Robinson of North h
Carolina having gone to the Arling- fe
ton hotel that night, and then having s(
retired ftom the hall, as he did not a,
go to the hotel hfmself that night, but b<
was out of the city hours before the a,
banquet was called to order. That N
the fact of Judson Lyons of Georgia at
being at the banquet had never enter- c
bis mind, for tLe simple reason that cc
he had been forced to dismiss the idea b(
of the banquet from his mind early in H
the day on account of having been fa
called to Baltimore :n important L
business, and that he t ierefore never w
considered that featur: one way or ei
a the other. pl
CAPERS WAS TIErE.
A dispacth from; V ashington to
The State under date or' Dec. 17 says
"if John G. Capers, R publican na
r tional committeeman, United States
r district attorney, Republican referee R
and chief adviser of the president for
the State of South Carolina, did not
sit down to table. cat drink and was
not . merry .with a negro-Judson ti
Lyons, register of the. treasury--at tI
Senator Hanna's banq'et to the .oa- A
tional committeemen last Saturday 61
p- night at the Arlington hotel, then cc
!-Mr. Capers has been grossly. slandered ni
3 by four members of the national comn- L
t mittee who were present-one of it
e them a representative in congress- cl
-and by the .esteemed secretary of ti
s Senator Hanna hi nself. e
-If Mr. Capers c id attend the ban- Y
e quet as respresentative Brownlow, be
n national committeeman from Tennes- ti
r see; Solomon Luna, national com- pl
s mitt eeman from New Mexico, and fc
.Elmer Dover. secretary to Senator ce
f Hlanna, positively assert that he did, tU
- then so much the worse for Mr. mf
e Capers' memory. For these gentle- :w
- men declare with one accord that Mr. Li
e Capers was at the banqluet and re.-d
o mained throughout; that he appeared pl
e to enjoy the feast, and if he tl
s had any compunctions about eating p~
Iwith his negro conferde from Georgia, bi
he kept them strictly to himself. la
1 Regarding Mr. Capers' presence at w:
e the banquet, Mr. Luna said: "Mr. be
-Capers was at Senator Hanna's bin- hi
() quet, of course. I kn'w it because I gi
- talked with him. He remained inl
s throughout the eveni ig, and if s.ny re
- one says he iias not there or left on d
t account of the presence of a negro, hi
1 they don't know what they are talk- in
ing about." to
WHAT BROWNLoW sAYs.
Says Representative Brownlow, one be
rof the most respected Republicans in ri;
congress, Wednesday, a member of t;he li
. appropriations committee and a power. 1o
in the conventions of the party: w;
"I certainly recall seeing Mr. lo
Capers at the banquet. Indeed I im dr
under the impression he favored us 10o
1 with a brie': talk." H
-When I telephoned Mr. Doser, let
- Senator Hanna's secretary Wednesday s
- night, to ask if Mr. Capeis attended be
C the banquet, this reply came over the at
a wire: "Why, yes, Capers wa~s there. sa
3In fact they were all there exoept al
Robinson of North 'Carolina." p
Judson Lyons, register of the treas- hi
Sury, the negro guest at the banquet, at
-when asked - Wednesday whether Mr. fa
-Capers was fellow guest at Senator i
Ilanna's banquet, replid: "That's a wi
,social matter, and you must excuse at
-me from discussing'it. I was a guest mi
-at Senatar Hanna's dinner and it is th
not for me to say who was there or ha
Swho was not." -- fai
By members of the committee who an
were there it is stated that Mr. co
Capers appeared to be intensely in- Iyo
terested in the remarks of National de
Committeeman Dimick from Alabama, -be
who spoke on the negro question in is
the south and the at aitudle of thelm
southbrners; toward him. w
The mnanz friends of Mr. Capers of
among the sodthern cc ony in Wash- hi
ington are hoping thata further de- at
velopments will show .bat he has a bo
double and that his double ate with Hle
the negro while Mr. Ca pers went to he
Baltimore. * thi
A QUESTION OF YE-RACITY. $
A dispatch from Wastington to The dri
State says regarding t e dispatches pi
from South Carolina quoting Capt. J- ho
G. Capers as indignantly denying that wi
he ate with J udson Lyons, a negro- ble
last Saturday night at t e banquet of evc
Senator Hlanna to the Republican to]
national committee, the general opin- wa
ion here is that this der.ial makes the
question of Mr. Capers' presence at
the banquet merely one of veracity be
tween that gentle ran and the mem- icL
bers of the committee who say they the
:aw him there. '2hese members are for
.ren of high standing. lie
IJudson W. Lyons, the negro corn- ed
:raitteeman from Georgia who attend- str
ed the bainquet, c~ntirues to refrain rai
from a discussion of the matter on the pr<
;ground that it is "purely a social lyr
affair." Lyons expressed the opinion gr<
that if Mr. Capers desi red the impres- of
sion to prevail in South Carolina that til
he was not at the banquet members thb
of the committee should keep quiet on be
the subiect. thE
ASHES OF A HERO.
No Monument to N ark His Grave
at Winchester Va.
A MERE MOUND IN CENETERY
The Last Resting Place of Maj.
Gen. Dan. Morgan Described.
Failure of the Effort to
The following about the hero of the
Battle of Cowpens, printed under the
Winchester, Va., dateline in lastSun
day's Baltimore American, may prove
of interest to our readers, most es
pecially those who are at all'familiar
with the Revolutionary war history of
South Carolina. The British forces
at the battle of Cowpens were led by
In the public cemetery at Winches
ter, Va., lie the remains of Maj. Gen.
Daniel Morgan of Revolutionary fame,
and the hero of the Cowpens in a
grave marked only by a defaced and
weather-beaten marble slab lying flat
and even with the ground.
Several years ago a movement was
inaugurated in Winchester having for
its object the erection of a suitable
monument to the memory of the gal
lant soldier who served the cause of
American independence so well and
did so much to further the triumph of
the colonies in the long and oft-times
seemingly hopeless struggle with the
mother country. Ad-appeal was made
to congress for an appropriation in
furtherance of the movement, but
was not successful.
The grave in which the ashes of the
gallant soldier repose is not neglected,
however, but the turf around it is
kept smooth and green, and the spot
is one of the first pointed out to
strangers visisting the cemetery, and,
though no marble or granite shaft
rises over the last resting place of the
hero, his deeds are as familiar to and
his memory as proudly cherished by
Americans as if they were recorded in
enduring brass and bronze over the
place of his interment. The truth of
this is shown by a faut which does not
seem to be generally known outside of
a narrow circle about Spartanburg,
In the centre of that town stands a
monument erected apparently as a
sentennial commemoration of the Bat
tle of Cowpens, which is surmounted
by a bronze statue of Gen. Morgan, of
heroic size. This monument has a
square base of . granite resting on a
broad granite subbase, from which
rises a granite column on which stands
the statue. The inscriptions on this
monument are exceed.ngly interesting
and tell the story of its erection in
terse, but graphic, language. These
inscriptions cover the front, sides and
back of the base and subbase.
Those on the front are as follows:
THE AMERICAN SOLDIERS
on the tield of Cowpens,
January 17th, 1781,
The Right of Self-Government
We enjoy the result of their toil and
sacrifice; let us emulate their.
fortitude and virtue..
This column is erected by the
New Hampshire, Massachusetts,
Connecticut, Rhode Island,
New Y >rk, New Jersey,
Marylanc., Northi Catolina,
The Old Thriteen States,
The State of Tennessee,
The unanimous resolve of the
CONGREsS OF THE UNITED
crowns this memorial column with the
form and face of
GENERA L DANIEL MORGAN,
The hero of the Cowpens, who on that
field was victorious in the Great
The inscription 'on the back of the
monument is as follows:
One hundred years ago
of the North and South
and by their 'blood secured
and cemented the Union of the
The bond that then bound them to
gether is the
Bond of their Fellow-Countrymen
The Common Country
they created is the heritage of all
The Perpetuation of the Republic
of their Fathers
is the Safety and Honor
of North and South,
SAlike the sentiment and
duty of all
The Washington Light Infantry,
To whose custody
the widow of Col. Win. Washington
committed his crimson battle flag,
'rojected this memorial column and
participated in its dedication,
"The glorious standard, which
Eutaw shone so bright,
and as a dazzling meteor swept thro'
the Cowpens deadly fight."
:On one side is the following Inscrip
NO NOR~TH, No SOUTH.
NO EAST, NO WEsT.
A COMMON INTEREST.
ONE COUNTRY. ONE DESTINT.
As it was, so
let it ever be.
And on the other side the following:
N. H., MAss , R. I. CONN.
?ATRIOTISM and THE BRAVE.
In the Past is Sacrifice
In the Future
UNION and LIBERTY.
This is probably the only monument
n the country erected by a combina
ion of States. It is certainly the
nly one in which the 13 original
tates united in the consummation of
he enterprise. No explanation is
riven of the participation of Tennes
ee in carrying out the project. The
>atriotic spirit characterizing its in
umptnn anrd the loe of country ex
pressed oy its inscriptions are cheering
evidences of the growth of a senti
ment which makes the union the one
common country of all sections. 1
Spartanburg, which lies about six
miles from the field of Cowpens, is a
flourishing city of about 10,000 in
habitants, having nearly doubled its
population in the last decade.
The Names of the Pension Commis
sioners in Each County.
The pension department of the
State is now sending throughout the
State a large supply (f blanks for ap
plication. Comptroller General A. W.
Jones stated Tuesday that all persons t
wishing blanks should apply direct to
the pension commissioners in each
county as the blanks are not furnished
by the comptroller general's office.
The following are the pension com
missioners elected for 1904:
Abbeville--Col J. F. Livingston,
Abbeville. 1 t
Aiken-Jamnes Cushman, Oakwood.
Anderson-J. J. Gilmer, Anderson.
Bamberg-C. R. Clayton, Ehr
Brnwell-G. R. Dunbar, Myers
Beaifort-Dr. R. R. Sams, Beau
Berkeley-J. Calhoun Cain, Mcncks
Charleston-Wm. Mathers, Charles
Cherokee-M. M. Tate, Webster.
Chester-Capt. W. H. Edwards,
Chesterfield-T. H. Watson, Ctes
Clarendon-Capt. D. L. Bradam,
Colleton-Col. C. G. Henderson,
- Darlington-R. F. Howle, Darling
Dorchester-C. C. P. Shuler, Preg
Edgefield-J. N. Fair, Edgefield.
Fairfield-W. W. Crosby, Crosby
Florence-J. E. Petigrue, Florence.
Georgetown-J. Harleston Read,
Greenville-Col. S. S. Crittenden,
Greenwood-Charles M. Calhoun,
Hampton-J. V. Morrison, Lena.
Horry-Joseph Todd, Conway.
Kershaw-W. F. Russell, West
Lanchester-W. B. Bruce, Heath
Lawrens-J. M. Hudgens, Lawrens.
Lee-D. E. Durant, Bishopville.
Lexington--S. M. Roof, Lexington.
Marion-Fred -D. Bryant, Mi.rion.
Marlboro-W. S. Townsend, Ben
Newberry-W. G. Peterson, New
Oconee-J. T. Lyles, Walhalla.
Orangeburg-T. C. Albergotti, Or
Pickens-J. B. Newberry, Pickens.
Richland-Jno. T. Gaston Co
Saluda-W. E Clary, Old Town.
Spartanburg-E. F. Wall, Spartan
Sumter--P. P. Gaillard, Sumter.
Union-W. T. Jeter, Carlisle.
Williamsburg-H. H. Kinder,
York-Col J. F. Wallace, Yorkville.
Paaved trhe Ponies.
A dispatch from Berkeley, Col.,
says W. A. McKowen, secretary if the
board of regents of the State univer
sity, confessed to President Benj.
Ide Wheeler that he was a defa.ulter
to the amount of $20,000 and po sibly
more. Most of the money was lo:st at
the race track. Mr. McKowen has
been suspended by President Wheeler
and placed under arrest by the local
authorities. Secretary McKowen's
arrest followed the discovery th at he
had attempted to pay a racing debt
with a check made out to him person
ally by Mrs. Phoebe Hearst. This
check was for $1,160, and was handed
over by McKown to Bookmaker J.
Davis in pay went of markers on the
races for $1,120. Davis gave Me
Kowen $40 in change and deposited
the chck In the Western National
bank, from which it turned up to ex
pose the affair. McKowen has been
in the universitity about 20 years, is1
unmarried and about 40 years of age.
His salary was $2,400 a year.
They Want Wives.
Women who are willing to wake
their homes in Alaska, Arizona, Kan
sas or Washington need not p:.ne in
single blessedness at the ]North,
South or East, if thy are willing to
go West- and. grow up with the coun
try. There is a great cry for wi'ves in
Arizona, and women are so scarce thati
the Arizona boys are not disposed to1
be critical or bard to please. If there
are any maidens.-who think their
chances for husbands in their prasent
homes are slim, and who want to
travel in double harness, it is only
necessary for them to show their faces
in Arizona, or either of the ftherj
states mentioned to get an offer of
matrimony on the spot. No doubt a
a little correspondence in advance
would re'sult in the railroad fare being
promptly fowarded by the expectantt
A Terrible De'ath.
At Dressan, Germany, Mrs. Fiss
cher, a lion tamer, was torn to pieces
and partly eaten alive by four pet
lions. Her children saw her multila-a
tion and death from a box. A great
crowd of spectatoys sat frozen with
horror at the tragic spectacle. TheC
woman was in an animal cage trying
to make a lion spring through a hoop.
He rebelled and she srtuck him with 1
a whip. Infuriated he leaped upon I
her and disemboweled her at one I
stroke. The woman cried out but e
once before the three other lions join'
d in the. attack and fought for frag- I
ments of her flesh. Tnere was a panic b
imong the spectators, and many per
sons were injured Assistants with iron
rods and hooks dragged the ani mals
from the mangled body.
Work of Assassins. -
The body of Geo-ge Manuel, the ne
gro who was thought to have killed b
his employer, J. T. Watkins of Bayou t1
Pierre in Red River parish, La., ec
Thursday, was found today about 300 tl
yards from the scene of the killing- ei
His head had been almost shot away. g
It now develops that both the planter
and his negro servant were shot from
ambush by unknown men whose mo
tive was robbery. D
Will Keep Them Ont. O
T:he Columbia State says there is a
man in Wilmington, N. C., who laysn
laim to a hitherto public alley in
Ghat city, and in the effort to sustain
ais ownership he lately posted a guard, pi
Lrmed with a ridle, to keep off tress- fe
assers. This has proved unavailing er
nd be now proposes to install in the e'
Iley-way a series of subterranean el
lectric batteries which will make a rt
walk through the alley a rather dan-p
gerous procedure. This is a shocking m
Maece of business
'he People Refused to Form the New
County of Hammond.
L HEAVY VOTE AGAINST IT. 1
'he Small County Craze seems to
Have Run Its Day In the State
of South Carolina for
By a very decisive vote the people
lefeated the movement to establish
he County of Hammond out of parts I
if Aiken, Edgefield and 'Barnwell
ounties last week. Gen. M. C. But-,
er was the champion of the move
nent. The vote was taken on Tues
lay of last week. On Wednesday
norning the Augusta Chronicle said:
While the full reports from the elec
ion just across the river for the es
ablishment of a new county with
sorth Augusta. as the county seat
ould not be ascertained last night,
ufficient was ascertained to leave no
oubt that the movement was defeat
Mr. James U. Jackson, the vice
>resident of the Augusta and Aiken
lailway Co., gave up the fight early
ast night, admitting the defeat of
he mqvement. ' The heavy vote
olled against the movement at the
ownship of Bath, it being the largest
7oting precinct within the borders of
;he proposed new county, made it Im
possible to secure the necessary two
hirds of the vote cast, no matter
iow solidly the other precincts voted
Lor it. Later in the night it looked
very much like the movement would
ose by a two-third majority, instead
The Edgefield strip, which was
tooked upon as doubtful all along sur
prised everybody by almost going sol
Adly in favor of the new county. The
exact figures could not be learned.
rhe Barnwell part of' the proposed
iew county also went almost solidly
ror the new county. But the trouble
was that both of these sections are
;mall and the vote insignificant.
Nearly all of the Aiken precincts
went against the new county. The
precincts beard from at 8 p m, showed
94 votes against the new county and
204 for it. The'precincts to be heard
from cannot possibly change the re
ults, and it is believed that they will
make the majority against the new
3ounty even heavier.
The only trouble reported during
he day was at the Bath polling pre
Dinct and it is said that a riot was
narrowly averted. ' The trouble arose
over the circulation of a dodger by
Mr. John Allen Mette, headed, "Ten
Reasons in Favor of the New County."
The objectionable part was the final
paragraph, reading as follows: "The
opponents of the new county have
registered negroes to vote against
white men. Let us. teach them that
this -is a white man's country."
This was like waving, a red flag in
the face of a mad bull. It was pro
nounced a lie, and Mr. Mette was told
to his face. Mr. Mette dared the
gentleman to repeat his remark, and
the friends of each were. quickly in a
fghting humor. Offiers at the polls
endeavored to prevent the circulation
of the dodger. Good judgment finally
prevailed, however, and the leaders
of the ne w county were allowed to
circulate the circular, -it doing very
little towards benefitting their cause.
The precincts heard from late last
night in Aiken county show the fol
North Augusta'..73 37
Bath.............. 75 220
Beech island.......30 31
Eenton............ 27 21
The total vote to be heard from in
Aiken will not change these totals 50
votes. It is still reported, unoffcial
y, that the Edgefield and Barnwell
strips in the new county went for the
movement by fully 4-5 majorities..
However, their total power Is so small
ad cannot change the results.
Th-e defeat of the movement dis
poses of the movement for at least five
years, as the laws of South Carolina
permits of only one such election with-.
in that time. The failure of the
movement to meet with success was
luite a disappointment to the leaders.
The Doctor's Bill.
There is a tendency among the laity
to look upon physicians and surgeons
is necessary evils who delight in rob
ing us of our purse and scrip, but a
Ghoughtful consideration arouses a.
wonder in the mind as to how 'any
2orally intelligent person could be
guilty of ur derestimating the patient
esearch and painstaking work of phy
icians and surgeons. The tremen
ous debts the race owes these men
or the lessening of the useless sacri
ce of human life,-- the lessening of
uffering, the bettering of physical
nd consequently moral conditions,
an never be paid in gold-we owe
hem our highest admiration and our
nost sincere gratitude-likewise the
>rompt payment of their 'quarterly
tatements whenever within the
ealms of possibilities. Orangeburg'
ounty has many fine physicians in it,
~nd we hope they are being appreciat
d by the communities in which they
ve. Every physician does a lot of
harity wvork for which they expect]
L pay. Therefore all who are able1
ould see to it that their doctor's
ills ai-e promptly paid as far as is1
ossible. Remember that th'e good
hysician is the one man that stands
lose to you in the darkening shadows,
hen sickness and death hovers over
our home. Therefore, do not forget1
tim in the days of your prosperity.
A dispatch from Macon, Ga., says
ews has reached that place of the
urning in a remote section of Oconee
punty Friday night of a cabin in
hien four small negro children were
ued to death. The parents, Ar
ur Copeland and his wife, left the
ildren alone for some hours during
e evening and in their absence the 1
ib was destroyed, the cause of thea
re being unknown.
The tug Mattle M., owned by 'the s
'ixie Transportation company of New c
rleans, towing a cotton seed barge,
nk near Sycamore, La., Tuesday
orning. One white man and four
groes are reported drowned.
IF the day ever comes when the
ress of the country is prevented by
ar of libel suits or prosecution from
iticising honestly and fairly -how-a
rer everely--the acts of the people's
ective and appointive servants, cor
ption will hold high carnival and
pular government become a mere h
emory. Bunt that day Is not likely is
HE GOT IN TEOUBLE.
lielde to the Persausive Infuence
of Lead and Numbers.
William Gaines, colored, assaulted
dr. R. H. Jackson with an axe hand e
ast Friday afternoon in the latter's
tore several miles west of 'Rock Hill.
L'be State says the negro, who is a,
tranger in the neighborhood, having
noved into a house on Mr. J. L.
tarr's plantation only a few weeks
Lgo, came to Mr. Jackson's store Fri
lay afternoon and brought with him
Ln axe han.dle which he had made
Amself, an wanted to exchange it
with Mr. Jackson for a half galon-of
cerosene oil. Mr. Jackson explained
;o the negro that he could not trade
ith him as the handle would not sell
or what the oil was worth.' This,
2owever, did not satisfy the negro, -
Lud he became angry and began 'toD
buse Mr. Jackson who ordered bini
,o leave the store. Instead of obeyf.:X
ng the negro struck Mr. Jacksn
reavy blow with the axe handle. M. .
Tackson threw up his arm and.
:eived the force of the lick-on kan
band and arm, both being bad
He then grabbed the stick at&
wrenched it away from the negro 10
jumped quickly back, drew a pistZ
from his pocket, and threatened o
shoot Mr. Jackson If he made an..
attempt to come on him with-h '
sti'ck. The negro then walked a
Mr. Jackson went to Magistrate Nun
nery and bad a warrant taken out an
early Saturday morning Constable.: -
B. Dunlap in company with Mr. J
son and a number of his neighb
armed with shotguns, went to thene
gro's house to arrest him. They,
stopped a short distance from
house and called on Gaines to
out'and surrender. He replied tht.
he would not do it, appearingIhi
door at the same time with a pisto
and a shotgun. Constable .
and his assistants let five cha
shot fly at him. He jumped
however, in time to save him
only a few shot striking him'
the face. He then gave up his'
pons and surrendered.
He was taken before Magist,
Nunnery who tried him on one chaI WW
only, that of carrying conceled -"
pons. For this offense he is' nowA&d
ing a 30 days' stunt on the-a
When his term epires he will be
and sent back on a similar charge,
having had the pistol on ltu on.]
Friday when he assulted Mr. J
and again on Saturday wien arr
The third charge he will have
swer for will be resisting i
These three will very likely, glie.
employment for the next 90 days.
will then be sent up to the--,
court on the charge of assau*ad
battery with intent to kill upon'-e
person of Mr. Jackson.
Our Northern Defenselessness. -'
While soldiers and statesmen,-e.
regaling us with the possibility'of war
between this country and Ge
other powers, and much-Spaceia
newespapers -is being devoted toa e
mand for strengthening our seass~
defenses. But one portion of or
border seems to have' been lostsgh
of, and it remains for the Pjtsbr
pispatch to bring it to oumatnto.
The Canadian irritation over-te
Alaskan -decision has pwdcdz''
prompt objection to the recent~p0
position to ask a modification ofhe
treaty 1817 so as to permit the Uniti
State to maintain a naval trainin'g
station on the Great Lakes, saysath
Dispatch. The Ottawa Citizen on
out that in the case of a rupture~rai
Britain by means of .the Caadam
canals cculd bring in warships and.
hold the lake cities of the Unitell
States at her m'ercy. The. CandIaid>
are unwilling to give up this advantf
The existence of this advantagei
the probable case of war between the
United States andiGreat Britain- has.
often been referred to. So far as- tie
naval training station is concerred
that would offer no material. Opprsl.
tion, to. the preponderance of naval~
power which Great Britian couldo n-.
troduce through the cnals. Soiinem
people have proposed to- abrogate the:
old treaty and build warships on the
lakes. But to build warships enougl.
to match all the vessels of fourtein
feet draft, or less, that Great Brltumn
could send through the canals..wold
mean the maintaining of a-large fi et
in utter idleness and which wo ?d7
probably become effete .and uselhss
before it was needed.
So far the United States has relied
solely on the bonds of peace between2
itself and- Great Britain and lete it
northern border wholly undefended.
If that magniient trustinin~ess
should be deemed inexpedient-andl
is really a doubtful question-there'.
are two means of providing for theT~
exigency. One is to build strong fortk
fications commanding the St I~w
rence channel on the northern boun&M
ary of New York, -and so prevent the
passage of war vessels up that stream. -
That should be done if any defense fs
necessary at all. But even that will
not defend the uopper lakes, if the
(dorgian Bay and Ottawa river canal
is completed, against attack by the
vessels which could pass through thag~
The only way for the United States
to redress this disadvantage is to
idopt the measure In which Canad is
so far ahead of her. Tnat is to build ,
hip canals by which the vessels of her'
wn navy could be transferred to the
akes and meet the British vesses
ihere. The present decision 'is to
nake the Erie cannal smaller than
ould serve that purpose. But naval:
Ld commercial reasons both arge the.
leepening of the great interior rivers
nd their .connections with the lakes
o that even larger vessels than those
bat could pass the Canadian canl
ould be sent to defend the lakes. if:
hey were needed The overwhelm
ng probability is that they will never
e needed; but if they are not the
ommercial benefits of this waterway
pr..vement would repay the cost
eyond that, If war should ever
breaten between the United States~
nd Great Britain, this nation would
e blindly stupid if it did not have a..
arce ready to sieze and hold the Wel
Lnd canal within twenty-four hours
fter war was declare& ~ -
AND now it is announced that
ockefeller will not make the Unive.
ty of Cflibago that million-dollar
ristmas present. Never mind, he
ill raise the price of oil just the
HAvING seen almost everything
se dram n into the trusts, Senator
auncey M. depew now advocates the
rmation of a Bible class trust.
ronder if Morgan, Schwab and other
gels will be taken in on the ground
NoTwirBsTANDI~G he received a
>t reception, John Mitchell was near
frozen while addresing the Coo