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FIXES THE BLAME
^Ou.General Longstreet for Gen. lee's
Repulse nt Gettysb rg.
ViL-'wm NOTABLE INCIDENT
Recorder! tu tho Boole is nu Inter
view. "Which Occurred Do
Uvcon Gen. Juco und
; lb ls a valuable contribution to the
materials-for the future history of our
civil war that Gen. John B. Gordon
has made in his Reminiscences of the
Civil War. The contribution is valu
able, not only because the writer has
had it lu his power to furnish a great
deal of first hand testimony concern
ing Important events and distinguish
ed commanders, but because, tho
trustworthiness of the narrative is
guaranteed by tho admirable spirit
that pre'vades lt. Gen. Gordon is one
of those bravo men who sheathed
their ^ tongues when they sheathed
their .swords. He is indeed, just as
firmly convinced now as he was in
1861, that the seceding States were
constitutionally justified in attempt
lng to organize a separate Confed
eracy, but he holds that the arbitra
ment of war has made the question
purely academic, and that, as it is
now the duty, so, too, it should be
the happiness, of ex-Confederates and
of their descendants to demonstrate
their loyalty to thc reconsolidated
Union. As also might have been ex
pected from a fair-minded man, he
studiously refrains from caustic com
ments on any of the generals who
took leading parts in the contest on
one side or the other. There is not a
trace of prejudice, much less of ran
cor, in the book. Even of Gen. Long
street, whom he regards as chargeable
to a considerable extent with the de
feat of Lee's army ab Gettysburg, he
speaks in accents of regret rather
than of reproach. ' His references to
such northern commanders as Mc
Clellan, Hooker, Meade, Grant and
Sherman, >are nob only impartial, but
magnanimous; they always show ap
preciation, and are sometimes tinged
l'llAlSK FOR GEN. MEAOE.
"With regard to Gettysburg, Gen.
Gordon concurs in the wellnigh uni
versal opinion that this battle was
the turning point in the south's for
tunes. Ile concedes that "the high
water mark of the Rebellion" was
reached when Pickett's Virginians
under Kemper, Garnett and Arrni
stead, in their memorable charge,
Bwept over the rock wall. It is Gen.
Gordan's conviction that to the Union
commander, Gen. George Gordon
Meade, history will accord thc honor
of having handled his army at Gettys
burg with indisputable ability. In
Gen. Gordon's judgment, thc record
and the results ul the battle entitle
Meade to a high place among Union
leaders. "To him and his able sub
ordinates and heroic men is due thc
credit of having successfully met and
repelled jtho Army jQf Northern Vir
. glnhvin thc meridian bf -its hope and
confidence, and. power. This much
seems secure to him, whether his fail
ure vigorously to follow Gen. -Leo and
force bim to another battle Is justi
fied or condemned by the military
critics of. the future. Gen. Meade's
army halted, lt is true after having
achieved .a . victory. .The victory,
however,-.- WA?^.riQ?i_lnfu?o.-.J., '.'"'"? .?
character as to demoralize ! Lee's for
ces." Our author recalls the dictum
of the great Napoleon that bad as
may be the Condition of a victorious
army after battle it ls Invariably true
that the condition of the defeated
army is still worse. The comment on
this dictum is that, "if any success
ful commander was ever justified in
disregarding this truism of Bona
parte's, Gen. Meade was that com
mander, for a considerable portion of
Lee's army, probably one-third of it,
was still In excellent fighting trim,
and nearly- every man in it would
have responded with alacrity to Lee's
call to form a defensive line aud de
LONGSTREET LOST QETTVSIIU KO.
We have said that it is rather with
regret than reproach that Gen. Gor
don marks what he believes to have
been Longstreet's fatal shortcomings
at Gettysburg. His deliberate deduc
tions from all the evidence obtainable
are set forth in a footnote to page 1G0
of this volume. To Gen. Gordon it
now seems certain that impartial mili
tary critics, after thorough investiga
tion, will consider the following facts
established: "First, that Gen. Lee
distinctly ordered Longstreet to attack
early on thc morning of thc second
day, and If Longstreet had done so
two of the largest corps of Meade's
army would not have been in the
fight; but Longstreet delayed the at
tack until 1 o'clock in the afternoon,
and thus lost his opportunity of oc
cupying Little Round Top, the key to
the position, which he might have
done In the morning without firing a
shot or losing a man. Secondly, that
Gen. Lee ordered Longstreet lo at
tack at daybreak on the morning of
the third day, and that the latter did
not attack until 2 or :t o'clock in the
afternoon, the artillery opening at 1.
Thirdly, that Gen. Lee, according to
the testimony ol'Col. Walter Taylor,
Col. S. C. Venable and Gen. A. L.
Long, who wcic present when thc or
der was given, ordered Longstreet to
make the attack on thc last day with
thc three divisions of Iiis corps and
two divisions of A. P. Hill's corps, and
that, instead of doing so, Longstreet
sent only 14,000 men to assail Meade's
army in the latter's strong and heavi
ly intrenched position. Fourthly,
that the great mistake of that halt
on the first day would have been re
paired OD tile second, and even on the
third day; if Lee's orders had been
vigorously executed, and that Gen.
Lee died believing that he lost Gettys
burg at last}by Longstreet's disobedi
ence of orders." Referring to a state
ment made on verydiigh authority,
that Gen. Lee said some time before
his death that if Jackson had been
with him at Gettysburg he would
have won in that battle a great and
possibly decisive victory, our author
produces the following corroborative
evidence. He says that the Rev. J.
William Jones, 1). I)., writing of thc
assertion attributed to Gen. Lee,
uses these words: "(Jen. Lee made
that remark to Prof. James J. White
and myself in his office in Lexington
one day, when we chanced to go in as
he was reading a letter making some
inquiry of him about Gettysburg. He
said, with an emphasis that 1 cannot
forget, and bringing his hand down
on the table with a force that made
things rattle; 'If I had had Stone
wall Jackson at Gettysburg I would
have won that fight, arida complete
victory there would have given us
Washington and Baltimore, if iut
Philadelphia, and would h?vo estab
lished the independence of the Confed
eracy." ' .
A NOTAlliiK INCIDENT. -
OntsMf the most : notable ;incldenta
recorde'd In .this book ; ls . ah interview,
which occurred between Gen; Lee and
Gon.'/Jaolisori, at tho inception of the
Coofeflerate movement against Gen.
Hooker's army at Chancellorsville. It
is evident that Gen. Lee, although
Comin?rider-in-Ohief was willi Dg to
chango his plans at Jackson's sugges
tion, whereas another Incident, tobe
mentioned- presently, shows that
Jackson having made up his mind,
could not bo moved to reconsidera
tion. As the fight at Chancellorsville
was about to begin Jackson rode up
to the Confederate commander, and
said to him: "Gen. Lee, this is not
the best way to move on Hooker."
Well, Gen. Jaokson," was tho reply,
"you must remember that I am com
pelled to depend to some extent upon
information furnished me by others,
especially by the engineers, as to the
topography, the obstructions, etc,
and thee engineers aro of the opin
ion that this is a very good way of
approach." "Your engineers are mis
taken, sir," said Jackson. "What do
you know about it, Gen. Jackson?
You have not had time to examine
the situation." "But I have, slr,"
was the rejoinder. "I have ridden
over the whole field." It seems that
he had, "Then, what is to be done,
Gen. Jackson?" "Take the route you
yourself at Urst suggested: move on
the flank-move on the Hank." "Then
you will at once make tbe movement,
sir!" said Lee.
Jackson, on the other hand, had en
tire faith in his own judgment when
once made up. He would formulate
a judgment, risk his last man on its
correctness and deliver the blow while
others were hesitating and debating
as to Its wisdom and safety. This
trait was strikingly exhibited In our
author's presence at Malvern Hill.
Our author was sitting on his horse
facing'Gen. Jackson, and receiving in
structions from bim, when Major
Geu. Whiting, himself an officer of
high capacity, rode up in great haste
and interrupted Jackson as he was
giving Gordon a message to Gen. Hill.
With some agitation Whiting said:
"Gen. Jackson, I And, sir, that I can
not accomplish what you have direct
ed unless you send me some additional
infantry and another battery;" and he
then proceeded to give the reasons
why the order could not be executed
with the forces at his disposal. All
this time, while Whiting explained
and argued, Jackson sat on his horse
like a stone statue. He looked neither
to 'the right nor to the left, ne
made no comment and asked no ques
tions; but when Whiting had ("unshed
! Jackson turned his Hashing eyes upon
him and used these words, and only
these: "I have told you what I
wanted done, Gen. Whiting." There
upon, planting his spurs in his horse's
sides, he dashed away at a furious
speed to another position. Whit
ing gazed at Jackson's disappearing
tigurc in amazement, if not in anger,
and then rode buck to his command.
Gen. Gordon points out that tho re
sult attestod the accuracy of Jack
son's judgment, for Whiting did ac
complish precisely what Jackson in
tended, and he did it with the force
which Jackson had placed in his
' A MEAN THIEF.
Frank Jones, a White Mau, is a
.Boarding House Robber.
-Tlie. State says frequent depreda
tions have been made of late on
boarding houses in Columbia. The
burglaries are of two classes, money
alone seems to bc the object of some
operators and clothes and valuable
household effects of . the others. The
clothes thief is generally supposed to
be a negro, hut recent developments
disclose the information that one
white man at least is so low and de
graded as to bc in this class.
Frank Jones is the name he gave
when arrested, and he claims that Ra
leigh, N. C., is his native city. Jones
is a tall, clean-shaven young man and
gives his age at 2.? years. After he
was overwhelmed with proof Jones
confessed to a number of depreda
tions on residences in the city and
told police authorities where some of
the goods could be found.
The manner In which Jones con
ducted his scheme was not in the
least dramatic. He never climbed
the clinging ivy, nor did the moon
pour Its silvery rays upon the rogue's
unhallowed head as he risked life or
limb to enter the window in the sec
ond or third story; nor did he open
lock:; with tlie use of a skeleton key,
nor with a diamond remove a window
pane and enter sleeping apartments
with thc stealth of a cat. He did
none of these things, for this moral
runt is without courage, and has no
higher conception of the rogue's pro
fession than to go from one board
ing house to another, obtaining board
and lodging and decamping during
tlie first night with the clothes of his
Special Officer Strickland and
Thackbam, with the assistance of
Policeman Broom, made a study of
Jones' methods of disposing of thc
stolen goods, and when they were In a
position to recover practically all the
swag they closed in on Frank Jones,
whose aliases are legion, and now tho
confessed clothes-rogue lies in jail In
default of bond awaiting trial at the
spring term of general sessions court.
"The night Jones spent in Mrs Faulk's
hoarding house, corner of Lady and
Assembly streets, he carried away Mr.
W. W. Fogel's best suit of clothes.
Jones was wearing the trousers when
arrested. At Mrs. W. I. McDonald's,
a suit of clothes, overcoat, a pair of
shoes were stolen from Mr. W. B.
Huey. Jones also was successful the
night he applied for lodging at the
McCullough house on Gervais street,
and It Is said that he got three pairs
of pants and a coat from a man hy
thc name of Rice. There happened
to be only small sums ol money in tlie
clothing appropriated by the rogue;
at no time did he get over $5 in this
General M. C. Butler has a letter in
a washington paper, in which he ex
presses dissatisfaction with the atti
tude of this country in respect to . the
secession of Panama. His judgement
is that "if congress has the courage to
investigate this Panama business. It
will unearth a cesspool of corruption,
discreditable intrigue and bad faith
without a parallel In our history."
An Untimely Death.
Au uni imply ilo.'itli HO oi l ni follows nouleut
A TEEIIIBLE CB?ME.
k? Prominent Merchant of>Bamuefg
. - Waylaid and Murd redi i
MB. M. B. V ABN IS THE VICTIM.
His Head Was Crashed by a Blow
; ?rom Bolitnd and Hie -Money)
Ntolon. SQVoral Negroes
. Under Arrest.
Tile town of-Bamberg -was shocked
and thrown Into a state of'excitement
Thursday night, over one of the bold
est and most- high-handed murders
that has ever happened in this State.
The following account of the dastard
ly orime we take from The State:
Mr. M. B. Yarn, a prominent mer
chant of Bamberg, left his store, cm
Main street Thursday night about 9
o'clock to go home. He lived.in the
southeastern part of town, on Carlisle
street, nearly a mile from the business
portion of town. He did not arrive
at his usual hour, so about 9.30 o.'clock
his wife became alarmed and started
out, accompanied by one of her little
sons, to see what was tie matter.
About 100 yardB frqm her house,
nearly In front of the residence Of Mr.
Ot. JP. Harmon, they stumbled over
Mr. Yarn's body lying on the sidewalk
on his face in a pool of blood, with
the whole back of his head crushed in,
a ghastly sight. His skull was frac
tured, be was unconscious and never
The alarm was raised, several neigh
bors hurried to the scene and the man
so badly done to death was carried to
his home. Physicians were hastily
summoned but nothing could be done
and he died at 10.15'o'clock. He was
blt twice in the back of the head with
some heavy blunt Instrument, the na
ture of which has not been determ
ined. An axe handle and a heavy
piece of iron, a part of a buggy spring,
apparently, were found in the street
not very far from the body, but no
blood was on either.
Two men evidently did the killing,
as two different tracks were found at
the body, as well as on a vacant lot
on the street near town where they
had sat down in Un; weeds and watch
ed for their victim to pass. When he
came they followed a short distance
until a favorable opportunity for
striking the fatal blow presented
itself. Mr. Varn usually took his
money nome at night in a little sack,
iie did this Thursday night, couuliug
lt out in the presence of a drummer, a
gentleman from town and a negro.
This sack was missing from the
body. From examination of his cash
book Fridy it is supposed to have con
tained $8 or $10. In a small pocket
book in one of his pockets was found
some silver and a $5 bill. He also
had some bills in another pocket,
which were not touched, the robbers
no doubt thinking he bad all his
money in the sack. His watch was
Magistrate W. W. Idghtsey form
ed a jury of inquest Friday morning,
who viewed the body at the house,
took Mrs. Varn's testimony and reas
sembled at the court house, where the
attending physicians were examined.
No light was thrown , on the tragedy
and they adjourned until Monday for
a more thorough Investigation.
Three negroes have been arrested
on suspicion arid are now In jail-Joe
Robinson, Ned Warren and Tom Ma
tery. Robinson and Warren formerly
drove a dray for Mr. Varn and he has
had some trouble with both of them.
Last summer Robinson, after work
ing for ?r". Varn some months, bought
a horse and wagon and started a dray
of his own, naturally getting work
from some of Mr. Varn's former cus
tomers. Recently Warren has been
working for Mr. Varn, but was dis
charged last Saturday, as his returns
for collections were not satlsfatory.
On Monday Robinson got a horse and
wagon for Warren and started him
up In business and Mr. Vam and
Robinson had some words about this,
so it is understood.
The shoes of each were taken off
after their arrest and titted to the
tracks on the vacant lot and at the
body and it Is said they fitted exactly.
Matery is an associate of these two
and it is thought that he kuows some
thing about the murder. Thc dead
man had been cautioned about his
practice of carrying lils money home
at night and whoever did the killing
evidently knew of this habit of his.
His wife tcstiiicd that a few months
ago two men followed him home, one
with a shotgun, but did not molest
him. They acted suspiciously and he
told his wife about it after reaching
home, saying that iu the dark places
of the street they walked fast, but
under tho lights they slacked up.
An effort was made Thursday night
to get bloodhounds for the purpose of
trailing the murderers, but they could
not be obtained in time. The negro
who saw him pub bis money in his
pocket Thursday night is not known.
The town has been saddened and
horrilied at this awful occurrence
happening right on one of the' princi
pal streets of the town so early In the
evening, but all is quiet Thursday
night and there is a disposition to let
the law take Its course.
City counsel had a special meeting
this morning and offered a reward of
$200 for the murderers. Bri vate
subscriptions of our citizens raised a
like amount which was offered in a
short time. Mr. Varn was one of our
best citizens, highly esteemed by all.
He leaves a wife and several children.
Tho Hank Assigned.
At a meeting of the board of di
rectors of the Farmers and Merchants
hank, of Camden thc following action
was taken: "Having, with thc aid of
two able experts, examined all of the
available records, hooks, papers and
accounts found in the hank vault, the
result of which satisfies the board
that thc assets and securities of thc
bank are sufficient eventually to meet
all its legal obligations and to pay all
depositors and other creditors, hut in
view of the serious interruptions caus
ed to its business by the calamity
which has occured, tho lack at present
of an available person willing to as
sume the duties of president and in
thc further condition which exists
that some time will be necessary to
convert the assets into cash, we do
hereby resolve and determine for the
best interest of all creditors under the
circumstances to make au assignment
of all thc property,. securities and
credits of the bank to Fi. S. Vaux and
A. D. Kennedy to bc administered for
the equal benefit of all creditors, ac
cording to law." This resolution was
signed hy the entire board of direct
ors and the deed of assignment excut
ed at once. ' }
? ?. , ...... - ? - ?' ..... M,
.FORREST AND THE B?XJ.Y.
Ho ;JUaae Short Work of ?ao Who
.' Threatened Ht in.
,' r?o 'tU?-8ummer of i868 tho Tennes
see d?U^gat^^to tho national Domo
cracti?; c?riy?ntion..whIoh nominated
Mr.' Seymour for the .presidency met
at "Nashville and proceeded in a body.
General Forrest was a delegate;!'f rpm
Memphis, and it was the flrsb'tlmo he
had gone North Bince the Avar.
Sectional .feeling was intense at
that period, hub.no one of the party,
felt any concern for the safety of even
Geherai Forrest. . ' ?. "' ?."
The war had ended and there, was
no occasion for "alarm, Reaching
Louis vi He, tho. ; Kentucky d elegates
joined the~Tehnesseea?s? onei of whom
was General JBajstl^Duke..... General
Duke had not before met General For
rest, but after making his acquain
tance, the two sat opposite in the
sleeper chatting pleasantly over the
events of the past.
"While in Louisville General Forrest
telegraphed the ticket agent at,., Cin
cinnati, asking him to reserve a sec
tion for his use in the New York
sleeper. The operator, like every one
else at that time, was familiar .with,
the fame of Fortest, and gladly snared'
with his friends at other stations the
news, which would afford them an op
portunity of seeing the great cavalry
man. At one or the sb? tions there
lived a man who had been for some
timo a terror to his neighbors. He
was known to have killed several men,
and everybody at his home gave bim
the right of way.^/ . '
Be was a man of Herculean build
and wore a scowling expression. He
preferred war to place, and sought
every opportunity to pick a quarrel.
This, desperate fellow happened to
hear that Forrest would pass on the
train, and went from place to place
telling those he met that he intended
to take the d-n rebel from the train
and drag him through the streets.
Fully 2,000 people collected at the
little depot to sec him do it.
The big rul?lan grew more furious
as the crowd was augmented, and the
operator who gave out the news deemed
it wise to notify General Forrest and
suggest that he remain where he was
and await the night train. The con
ductor on ti southbond train was told
co state the facts to the conductor on
thc train bearing the delegates, and
say that a great mob had already as
sembled to witness the humiliation
the bully proposed to inflict, and to
urge Geueral Forrest to turn hack.
These facts were communicated to
Geno.ral Dnkft. wSin felt much delicacy
in relating the story to Forrest, but
deemed it his duty, and, therefore,
explained the situation to him.
The train was nearing the station,
and whatever was decided on must be
done quickly. The conductor accom
panied General Duke and urged For
rest to get off; that he knew the man
to he very desperate.
General Duke simply stated what
he had been told, and said: "General,
we will stand by you." Forrest
thanked him, but said: "The man
does not know me, therefore cannot
have any quarrel with mc. It is all
talk, and I am going to remain in
Thc train slowed down for thc sta
tion and, the crowd surrounded the
platform,' NP one could tell what tl??
next few minutes would bring*] tb.
As soon as the' train had : gr? .-J,
tho big -o.^y' "Oarst (men t?ie 'fe. 'aper
door and smashed the glass in' the
upper part of lb. as a herald of bis ap
He strutted down the aisle dalling
for the d-n rebel to stand up. Gen
eral Forrest was eating an apple, and
the only person in the car without
evidmces of excitement. The bad
man finally sized bim up and made
toward him, cursing-and charging.
General Forrest, quick as a Hash,
grasped him by the throat, and in less
than ten seconds bad thrown him head
long from the platform of the car to
the ground. The general made, the
air blue for an instant and when thc
bully regained his feet he was..pn.a
dead run. Forrest quickly realized
the ludicrousness of the affair .and
burst into a laugh. '~:
The train soon pulled out, and thc
crowd, which had assembled to B?e
the d-n rebel dragged through the
streets, was waving hats and hand
kerchiefs, and giving cheers for For
rest. JAMIES DINKINB.
DR. JUDSON'S SPLENDID GIFT.
Of Twenty Thousand Dollars to Pur
ni an University.
Furman university Friday received
the largest gift ever made by one in
dividual during the half century of its
exisbence under the present name in
Greenville. Dr. Chas. H. Judson has
donated $20,000 to the endowment
fund upon condition that the present
movement is successful whereby 8100,
000 is to be secured for this fund hy
Dec. 1, 1003, and that $5,000 in addi
tion bc obtained upon like conditions
so that the sum total will reach $125,
Thc friends of Furman are jubilant
over this generous gift and every one
feels assured thab bhe acbion of Dr.
Judson will secure the remainder Of
the $100,000 within the time limit
and that the $5,000 additional will
also be obtained in due time as an
nounced in .Tho State a few days ago.
It is expected that $90,000 will be in
hand Saturday night, which will leave
only $15,000 more to bc made certain
in the next 10 days, which will cause
great rejoicing throughout the State
and beyond its limits.
Dr. JudBon became connected with
with Furman university more than 50
years ago and has filled the chair of
mathematics ever sinee. In the last
few months he has been serving as
emeritus professor without salary and
now he has crowned his long connec
tion with the institution by this sup
erb gift in the niok of time. Ile ls 84
years of age and ls in excellent health,
iiulto robusb for one ab his advanced
Limo of life. His gifb is the largest
ever made to a Baptist shool m South
Carolina hy any single individual and
perhaps the largest made to a denom
inational college in this vicinity since
Ilcnj. Woofford founded the Institu
tion hearing his name. J. A. H.
Tflkon Up nud Reburied.
Tho remains of Mrs. .Tames Monroe,
widow of the fifth president of the
United States, and of their daughter,
Mrs. Samuel Gouverneur,..which were
disinterred from their resting place
near Lcesburg, Va., and brought tc
Washington Wednesday night, were
taken In a private car ovor tho South
ern railway today bo Richmond, where
bhey were relnbcrred by bhe side ol
bhe presidenb in Hollywood coraebery,
A number of descendants of the Mon
roe family were on the brain.
MRS. CAEME NATION
Visita the WTiite Houjo and Rebukes
th? President's 8eoretaryv
B?ISES. A RACKET AT CAPITOL
Filially Landa in tho Police Coiirt,
Whoro Bhe Payo u Fine ':
Mrs. Carrie .Nation paid the olty of
Wasbingtqn a visit last week, and as
usual she had a'strenuous time. She.
appeared ih the " principal role of ?
sensational scene at the White House
Thursday. Her'request to see the'
president being refused, she became
violent and had to be taken from the
executive office by .two police officers.
As she was being escorted from the
building she shouted at the top of her
voice: ; : i ?
. "I am going to pray for a prohibi
tion pr?sident and we will have one-^
one who will represent the people and
not the distillers-and brewers. You
may put me out of the building but if
a brewer or liquor dealer were here he
would have been admitted at once."
Mrs. Nation said she wanted to see
the president about several matters.
"I understand be carried a dive full
of liquors on his western trip; that be
smoked cigarettes on the steps of the
capitol at Topeka; tbat his Sag has
on it a coat-of-arms. Are these things
Assured that she bad been misin
formed she replied: "Oh, well, I want
to see him anyhow and have a talk
. Presently she was Informed that
the president could not seo her.
"Well, that's funny,'! Bhe cried out.
Remarking on the number of United
States senators and representatives
who were passing in and out of the
president's otlice, she o. ntinued:
"I see a lot of men going in and
out of his office; I would like to know
why they can Bee the president and
we mothers and sisters of tile country
can't get near him."
While she was walting her turn to
talk to Mr. Loeb, several representa
tives happened to pass through thc of
fice. Mrs. Nation, Immediately be
gan to lecture them on the evils of the
''Madeline," broke in Secretary
Loeb. "I am compelled to request
you to discontinue your talk. If you
want to deliver a lecture you will
have to go outside. These are my
"You are mistaken," shouted Mrs.
Nation hysterically, "These are the
people's offices. I propose to do what
I can right here and now to crush the
iquor traille. You tell me the presi
dent Is too busy to see me, but I tell
you that I don't believe it."
Secretary Loeb beckoned to the po
lice officers who removed Mrs. Nation
by force and escorted ber out of the
grounds. Mrs. Nation went direct to
the capitol and appeared in the senate
gallery a few minutes before the sen
ate was called to order at noon.. She
was soon discovered and surrounded
by pages and messenger boys and un
til prohibited by the senate officials
did a thriving business in selling her
cards with a tiny hatchet attached.
She left the gallery when asked to do
so and went to tho marble room and
talked with . Senator Cockrell.
She-had been absent from the yel
lery about ten minutes when she
reappeared at one ?f the doors of the
ladies' gallery and raising her right
band far above ber head shouted in a
loud and clear tone: "rfaloons are
" anarchy! Saloons are treason and
- The senate was at thc time engaged
in receiving bills but Mrs. Nation's
voice was so much more penetrating
than the reading clerk's that it was
distinctly heard throughout the sen
ate chamber and even In the corridors.
The incident created a ripple of excite
Mrs. Nation was expelled from the
gallery and turned over to the local
police. She was arraigned in police
court on a charge of disorderly con
duct and fined $25, which she paid.
A STORY OF THE WAR.
Why an Execution Ordered by Ge?.
; Grant Did Not Occnr.
Col. George Inman, ii civil engineer,
who was an engineer in the Union
army with Grant in front of Peters
burg in 1864-'G5, as colonel of engi
neers, now engaged on some public
work near Richmond, told this story
Of U. S. Grant to a group of Confeder
ate veterans, ex-olllcers, there re
In the winter of 186-1 a Captain
Hamilton, of the Confederate army,
was captured within the Federal
lines, and there were found on his
person papers which clearly indicated
that he had penetrated the lines for
the purpose of gaining Information
for General Lee. He was courtmar
tlaled and was at once condemned to
be hanged at sunrise the next day.
Colonel Hamilton, who was in com
mand of a cavalry regiment, under
General Grant, was charged with the
duty of furnishing the detail, which
was td execute the sentence* of the
The night of the day on w?ich the
court pronounced the sentence on Cap
tain Hamilton. Colonel Inman went
to General Grant's tent to so? him
on a matter connected with the opera
tions against the Confederates. He
bad been in the tent for some time
when the orderly announced, "Colo
el Hamilton." A soldierly appear
ng officer entered and saluted. Be
fore General Grant had time to speak
the colonel said in hard tones: "Gen
oral, I cannot obey the ordor to exe
cute that spy tomorrow morning."
Goneral Grant started as if tc
"Why not?" he said in ataarp tones.
TUB FATHER'S lUiriiY,
The colonel was silent. He stood
with barsd head, dropped on his
bosom. General Grant again asked
him why he refused to obey his order,
and this time there was a sharpness
in his tone which was not there be
fore. Colonel Hamilton raised bia
head and looked the, commander
in-chief full In the face.
"General, that man is my only son."
General Grant looked his officer in
1 the face for a moment. Then he
1 turned his back. A Tho colonel re
? maincd standing and silent uncovered
and his head bowed. Then Gener o
Grant wheeled around and said ina
! harsh voice:
"Colonel Hamilton, you will obey
The colonel saluted and left th?
.^Colonel laman rom'cmbered that the
next morning the:detail charged with .
the*d ufcy of han ging the spy went to
tho tent, and wheh the ?entry entered
it:was. found that thero was nobody
About ten years axterward O?lon?i, '
Inman was in San Francisco on busl- -
ness connected with his profession.
While there he chanced'to meet a Mr. ,
Hamilton, with .whom he became ac-]
qualnted. Hamilton ono day men
tioned that he was in the .Confederate
army, and tho relation of war experi:
enees began. It came out that. tbe
Mr. Hamilton was the Captain Ham
ilton that bad been ordered to hang.
There were questions from Coronel
Inman, of course, and the story of the
escape of the young soldier was
GENERAL GRANT'S VISIT.
On the night before tho day on
which be was to bo executed, he Bald,
after midnight, he was lying on the
blanket In ,hls tent; half asleep, 'cr
the circumstances did not warrant
heavy-sleep. . He was aroused : by the
entrance'of some one into the tent.
A candle was burning dimly, and he
saw before him a heavily built man
with short, stubby whiskers, wearing
a blue uniform without any Insignia
of rank on his shoulders, a black
slouch hat pulled down over his eyes.
He recognized General General Grant.
The Btory does not go Into details
as to the conversation which ensued.
The result was that the condemned
spy, after there had been exacted a
pro raise that he would never again
assume the part which had so nearly
cost bim bis life, was given the coun
tersign which would enable him to
pass the sentries. Then the man in
the slouch bat went away.
And the mah who was to have
banged him at sunrise did tho-same
rjhing, and before the sun was ?et was
in the Confederate lines.-New York
President and Cashire of a Camden
Bank Kill Themselves.
Our neighboring town Camden was
the scene of two terrible Dragedles on
last Monday. Col. E. Miller Hoy kin,
United States marshal for this state
under Cleveland and a leading banker
of Camden, killed himself accidental
ly in the afternoon.
After reaching home he picked up
his gun, which had a complicated
reversible action, and went out to
shoot a hawk, lie was discovered an
hour afterwards lying dead while his
gun was found leaning on the opposite
side of the fence. The supposition is
that as lie started r.o ?llrnh the fence
he set the gun over the fence at the
same time making a motion to get
river himself,, when the gun was dis
charged, and such was the verdict of
the coroner's jury.
He was president ol' the DeKalb
cotton mill, of the Farmers' and Mer
chants bank and other large corpora
tions, and was probably the leading
citizen of the town. He was a dele
gate-to the National Democratic con
vention which nominated Cleveland
SUICIDE OF THE CASHIER.
The second tragedy was the^niicide
of Mr. E. C. Zernp, the cashier of the
Farmers' aurt Merchants' Bank, of
which Col. Boykin was President.
Mr. Zemp shot himself a few hours
after the death by accident of Col.
Boykin as above stated.
Shortly after receiving the news
of the death of Colonel Boykin, Mr.
Zemp left his home ostensibly to go
over to Mr. Baykln's nearby, but in
stead went to his barn and committed
suicide, shooting himself with a pis
tol through thc mouth. Few men
were held in higher esteem in Cam
? den than Mr. Zemp. A dispatch to
the News and Courier from Camden
"If there is any shortage in thc
bank's accounts it is not known, but
a meeting of the directors will bc
held in the morning and a thorough
i investigation will follow. In view of
the death.of the president uud cashier
? the bank will necessarily be closed for
a day or so, when it is thought its
business will be resumed as usual."
Killed Him in Sclf-Dcfense.
Once upon a time two cronies were
sitting up with their dead pal and one
, of them concluded he must get a
drink before the saloons closed. The
other one said he must go, too,-hut,
with a shade of decency thc ilrst one
i said it would not do to leave the
corpse. So lt was agreed, tinnily to
. take the corpse-and they put a hat
' on it-got it between them and walk
? ed to the saloon. Standing the corpse
up against the bar.they ordered drinks
for three. The two drank their whis
key and walked out leaving the corpse
still and motionless. The bar-keeper
demanded the price of the drink
once-twice-and as there was no re
sponse he struck the corpse between
the eyes and sent it sprawling to the
The two cronies rushed in, felt the
pulse of their dead friend and exclaim
"My God, man, you have killed
The bar-kepper replied: "Gentle
men, I cannot help lt-thc scoundrel
drew a knife on me and 1 killed him
And that's the kind of self-defense
we have been hearing about lately.
Miss Rochester, the postmistress at
Central, Pickens county, was tho reci
pient of a ruttier odd and ghastly gift
through tile mails last week, lt was
the left hand of a woman, and it is
puzzling to know who would make
such an unheard of gift to a young
lady. A druggist at Central has the
mysterious gift and is preserving lt,
at the suggestion of a postollice in
Four Humeri Alive.
At Luverene, Ala., Pohe Brooks,
his wife and child and an unknown
t man, were cremated by a lire which
destroyed the Brooks residence Thurs
day night. Tho charred remains of
the four persons were found next
morning. lt is thought no foul paly
was done, but thc coroner will iuvesti
Three Firemen Killed.
Three tiremen were killed and two
injured as the result of the largest lire
that Cloveland, Ohio has suffered in
months. The dead arc: Robert Duffy,
James Scheweda and Robert Reed.
, Duffy and Sch wed a were killed almost
Instantly having been caught under a
j falling wall._
Ho Will Hung.
I At New Orleans, La., the jury in
i the case of Lou W. Lyons, who has
i been on trial for the assassination of
District Attorney J. Ward Gurley, re
- turned a verdiot of guilty as charged,
tho effect of which is to send Lyon to
? tho gallows. The only defense offered
was Insanity. . t .
?. u, ^".?.y.'TThw failed until ooo ??ocMtr ore*crlbo??
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A Horrible Deal h.
A dispatch from Unlon.to The State
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Union mills, was crushed to death by
walking into the large flywheel of the
mill engine. His legs aud arms were
ground to pulp and the entire top of
his head was taken off and one eye was
found several yards from the body.
Almost every bone in his body was
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A Strange Story.
A strange story in thc discovery of
an unsuspected art treasure comes
from Canada. A Montreal art dealer
was playing golf and drove a ball
through a window of a cottage. It
struck a picture on the wall. The
dealer paid handsome compensation
and also acquired the injured picture.
lt turned out, after cleaning anti ex
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At Omoha, Neb., Miss. Nellie Mc
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