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Br. Funk Had a Conversation With
the Dead Preacher.
A MESSAGE FROM HIM FIRST.
Dr. Fuuk Says tMut Ile Saw Beecher
10 Well Defined Form and
Told of the World ol
Dr. I. K. Funk of the Funk & Wag
nails publishing house, well known as
a lecturer In the causo of total abstin
ence from intoxicants and us an editor
of prohibition publications, says The
Kew York Sun, has embodied in book
form the result of his investigation of
psychic phenomena which have seemed
to him to be supernatural in their na
ture. This book published today un
der the title "The Widow's Mite and
Other Psychic Phenomena," contains
a quantity of new information regard
ing Dr. Funk's communications with
tho alleged spirit of Dr. Henry Ward
Beecher about a yeai ago. The main
points of the Widow's Mite story were
printed at that time.
Dr. Funk's new book tells the story
circumstantially and supports it with
a quantity of affidavits from every
one concerned--except, of course, the
spirits. Dr. Funk tells of a talk he
had face to face with the temporarily
re-embodied spirit of Henry Ward
Beecher. This incident bas never
been related before and will bo wel
comed by those who have sought dala
for settling in their own minds the
degree of creduliity of scepticism of
which the author is possessed. There
are also the tabulated opinions of
forty eminent psychologists in univer
sities throughout the world on the
actual significance of the phenomena
as described by Dr. Funk.
The incident of the Widow's Mite
in brief was as follows:
Irving S. Ronev, an employee of Mr.
Funk, early in l!?u;i invited bis em
ployer, Dr. L K. Funk, to go with
him to the home of a tilty-eight-ye.tr
old widow. She was a "medium,"
but never took money for her services.
Tlie meet ings which he attended were
"weekly pray er meet! ogs of the family,
living and dead'' and occurred "every
Wednesday for four years." There
was no charge for any of the servi ves
There were three "controls," or
spirits who coidd be called up at v ill
by the medium and her family. These
were a niece of the medium named
Mamie, a son cf the m?dium nan ed
Amos and a friend named George Car
Dr. Funk tells that bc took part, in
two "Wednesday evening sittings."
before lie met with anything start
ling. Ile says of the third visit that
he was "quite tired," listening to
"talks between the cabinet and the
sitters." At ll o'clock i he control
called George, in his usual'strong mas
culine voice, abruptly asked: "Hat
any one here got anything that bc
longed to Mr. Beecher?"
There was no reply and Dr. Funk
who had known Henry Ward Beecher,
remarked that he had in bis pocket r
letter from the Kev. Dr. N. Dwight
11 lilis, a successor of Dr. Beecher, ant
asked if that was meant. The me
"No, but I am told by a spirit pres
ent, John Rakestraw, that Mr. Beech
- or, -whe ls not present, is concern?e
about |i*n ancient coin, the 'Widow';
Mir?..' ' This coin is out of its place
and should be returned. Mr. Beedie
looks to you, doctor, to return it."
Dr. Funk told the control that lu
had no coin of Dr. Beecher. He remem
bered then that he had borrowed, som?
nine years before, a valuable ancient
coln known as the "Widow's Mite'
from a Brooklyn gentleman, who bat
been a friend of Dr. Beecher and tole
the control about it adding that he
had promptly returned it.
The control replied: "This one has
not been returned," and then began tc
discuss a "large iron safe." After in
timations that the sale was in Plym
outh church, thc control said that the
"Widow's Mite" was in "a safe in a
drawer under a lot of papers."
The insistent statement that inc
coln had not been returned and the
fact that such an unusual piece ol
money should have been mentioned im
pressed Dr. Funk so strongly that thc
next morning he asked bis brother,
who had been thc business manager
of the Standard Dictionary, for usc in
which the coln had been borrowed, il
he remembered "Thc Widow's Mite,"
and what had become of it. He was
equally certain that the coin had been
returned Dr. Funk did not tell him of
the incident of the previous night.
That same afternoon the cashier
searched the large iron safe in Dr.
Funk's otlice, and found an envelope
containing two "Widow's Mites" in an
envelope lying under a pile of papers
in a little drawer of the large safe.
It was discovered by comparison
with the plate ol' illustrations in he
dlstlonary that the lighter and smal
ler of the two coins had been used, and
lt was remembered that an expert's
opinion had been called in to decide
which of thc two coins was genni ?e.
The other coin was much blacker than
the one used.
"The following Wednesday ev.'ti
ing," says Dr. Funk, "I recalled he
Incident of thc coin to bbc control.
There are two of them,' 1 said. 'Now,
George can you tell rae which of the
two ls the right one-' Without hesita
tion he answered: 'The black one.' I
was certain that the lighter one v/as
the correct coin, as that was the one
we had used in thc dictionary. 1 asl cd
him whether lie was sure it was thc
black one. His reply was instant:
The control further explained that
thc coin should go to some place In
Connetleut and said that Dr. Funk
had received it. from a friend of Dr.
Beecher, who bad been connected w.th
a large women's school on Brooklyn
"This Information about, the owner
of thc 'Widow's Mite,' " says Dr.
Funk, "was all correct as far aa lt
went, for the gentleman from whom
I got lt was Prof. Charles B. West,
who had been for years at the head of
a ladles' seminary on Brooklyn
Heights. But the curious thing was
that so much could be told of the de
tails and yet thc name of the owner
of thc coin could not be given, nor
where it should be sent. "
All the answer Dr. Fun?i could get
to questions on these two points was
"For some reason Mr. Beacher does
not tell. "
lt turned out that thc control was
right in designating the larger and
darker coln as the genuine "Widow's
Mite" and that a mistake had been
made in the dictionary.
To thc statement of the incident of
"The Widow's Mite" Dr. Funk adds
"In a circle In New York, shortly
after "Thc Widow's Mite' incident, I
was called up to the cabinet, it having
been announced that Mr. Beecher was
present and wished to speak to me.
"Sure enough, when the? curtains
were parted, there was the Beecher
face, wonderfully lifelike.
" 'Doctor,* said a deep, husky voice
-all the spirit voices at this partiou
I lar oircle are peculiarly husky, except
those of the three controls-'I am glad
to talk to you in this way, I and oth
ers here wish you to organize on your
side, and we shall organize on our side,
for an effort, to bring about conditions
that will make it easy for us to come
In a visible form and talk to you face
to face, lt we shall be able to do this,
it will greatly tend to bring to an end
all thought of materialism on earth,
and will lift thc world to a much
higher plane of thought and action.
Do not put this by lightly, it meuus
much to the world.
" 'Do you sec my face clearly?' He
drew thc curtains back, and thc face
was turned full toward the dim light,
'lt is with great dllliuulty that we
come back into visible form. You
have no adequate thought of the na
ture, the largeness, and the com
plexity of the difficulties that must be
surmounted by thc spiritual world In
order to return to this way, but we
can surmount these fully, so our
scientific leaders assure us. We have
surmounted them In part; your side
can largely help by supplying. the
proper thought and heart auditions.
Do not smile when we speak of mag
netism and vibrations and waves.
There is such a thing as mind or soul
ether. To this ether your thought
and feeling and will and ours are dis
turbing and controlling forces--vory
real. You must study on your side
these psychic forces and their laws.
" T cannot hold longer the force by
which I have come-watch mc closely.'
"The image, or whatever it was,
slowly sank to the floor and then dis
appeared. Before it sank, a hand was
placed upon my shoulder. The hand
was substantial- very human. What
Dr. Funk gives in his appendix a
list of well-known psychologists to
whom he has submitted thc story of
thc widow's mite with a request for
opinions as to its significance.
WEATHER AND CROP REPORT.
I Favorable Condition*) follow I-'nlr
ilaint) Throuiihoul tho state.
The week ending H a. m., May 9th,
had a mean temperature of tin degrees,
which is slightly less than one degree
below normal, due to cool weather dur
ing tho lirst and warm during the last
portion. There were no exceptionally
low minima, nor high maxima, thc ex- \
treme range having been between f.O
and 84. Tue winds were easterly dur
ing the opening days and shifted to
' southerly during thc last of the week.
There was more than thc normal
[ amount of cloudiness, and thc defi
ciency in sunshine was harmful to rice
. and cotton.
The rainfall was below normal and
ranged from a mere trace to over an
inch and a half. The western and thc
' second tier from thc coast of eastern
' counties had the largest amounts and
the north central ones thc smallest,
j The showers were local In character
and largely Insufficient, but it is safe
to assume that in one-third of thc
.State the drought has been relieved,
or nearly so, although more rain would
j prove beneficial in all sections. Hail
. occurred at a few placvs, doing no
' The week was favorable for thc
rapid progress of farmwork, and all
, staple crops have been planted with
the exception nf bottom lands and late
? rice. As a rule, cultivation has kept
r pace with the growth of crops, and
, ticlds arc free from grass and weeds.
I Cut worms, bud worms and hirds con
I tinuc to damage stands of corn on bot
, toms, and Colorado beetles have ap
peared on white patatocs.
There is a general improvement
' noted in corn, where showers occurred,
in stands, growth and color, but where
thc rainfall was light, or where n me
fell, it remains small and yellow. Most
of lt has received its lirst cultivation
and some its second. Considerable re
, planting is being done.
Coll?n ls coming up lutter, and
stands have improved materially dur
ing the last week, and. generally, thc
, j plants have a healthier look, bul on
' red and clay lands germination and
. growth continue slow and unsatisfac
tory. Karly cotton is being replanted
. in many sections, while lalor plant
, lugs are coming up to good stands on
sandy lands. Some has received ils
lirst cultivation and has been chopped
in the Southern counties. Sea-island
cotton was greatly benelittcd by the
showers and humid, warm weather.
Tobacco transplanting is finished,
but growth has 'n'en slow. The acre
age* is only from ono fifth to one-half
that of last year.
Oats are poor, and are beading low
In all sections, except on moist bot
Wheal is mor?- promising, and al
though low is heading well an I ls In
White potatoes are poor in thc ernst
districts and promising in thc interior.
Shipments have begun from tho for
mer sections; also of beans.
Truck is late except strawberries,
that are hearing exceptionally well.
ICxcessivc dropping of peaches is
noted In all save thc ''ridge" sections
where from three-fourths to full
crop ls indicated.
Kirly peaches and plums are ripen
ing along the coast.
Apples and cherries aro promising
in tho western counties.
Sweet potato sprouts aro scarce.
Minor crops arc in a normal condi
A dispatch from Florence lo Thc
Slate says through freight train No. ?
200, south hound, was wrecked at
Hope Mills, about seven miles this
side of Fayetteville, Thursday even- j
lng, The engine jumped tho track :
while turning a curve and turned
completely over, burying Engineer
Byers underneath and killing him
outright, also thc colored tl reman,
who will die. The curve at that p lint
is short and the train was going dow.l
grade and this ls probably thc cause
of tho wreck, though thc particulars
are not obtainable at tills hour. Thc
wrecking train and crow left Thurs
day evening for tho wreck. Several
cars also were derailed and turned
: le.i Hiiu Dead.
Wm. Tortor, aged 7U, was shot and
killed by Millard A. Buck, aged 20, at
Prairie City, Ind., Wednesday. Por
ter was one of thc leading Democrats
of this part of thc country, lt is said
ho had been joking with Buck about
a story concerning a woman, lt was
only a joke, but Buck took it serious
ly, pulled a revolver and shot thc old
man dead, Buck was arrested.
A WARM TIME
Over lu Georgia Over the Nomination
of a Judge.
THE LIE AND BAD WORDS PASSED
Senator Clay 1M Almost Knifed nu
thc Ili-Hult ol' thc Quarrel
Over the Election
According to Hie A llanta correspon
dent of the Augusta Chronicle they
are having a hot time over in Georgia
about the nomination of a Judge In
one ot tho judical districts. The can
didates in the district were the in
cumbent, Judge George F. Gober, who
was seeking re-election, and Speaker
Morris, of the House of Representa
tives. After the primary, thc case
was contested by both parties, and
was decided in favor of Gober by the
State Democratic executive commit
tee. The correspondent says two
serious lights have been narrowly
averted In Cobb county since the ac
tion of the state Democratic execu
tive committee, in the case.
The correspondent says the news
cqmes that Judge George F. Gober
drew a brick on a man named Hendrix
and threatened to smash him In the
head; aud Fred Morris, a cousin of
Speaker Morris, drew a knife on
United State Senator Steve Clay; and
was, by the intervention of bystand
ers, prevented from stabbing the sena
No two men ever give exactly thc.
same account of a tight, but persons
who have been coming to Atlanta
lrom Marietta in the last day or two,
give interesting detail^ of the after
math of the Judgeship race! Feeling
Is intensely biller with no prospect
that it will soften much.
THE JU DOB AND THK IlltlCK.
The Gober-Heudrix trouble is des
cribed as follows: Several days ago a
man named Hendrix, who lives at
Hall Ground, was passing through
Marietta on lils way home from
Atlanta. He knew a contractor named
Black, who was building some brick
houses for Judge, (Jober, and called by
to see his friend. Soon afterward,
Judge. Gober came up and took Hend
rix severely to task for having stated
that Gober bad settled with his em
ployes on a basis of thirty-til ree and a
third couts on thc dollar, lt is said
Judge (Jober began:
''Hendrix, you have done, mc dirt."
"Judge Gober, I don't understand
you,*' said Hendrix.
"You circulated the report during
the judgeship race, that I had paid
my hands in Chert kee thirty-three
aud a third cents on thc dollar."
"1 didn't do it," said Hendrix, "I
made this statement, that you were
president of the Marble company that
failed and that the Marble company
settled with its bands at thirty-three
anda third cents .on thc dollar, ls
not that true?
"I had no interest in the business,"
said thc judge. "1 was merely presi
dent, and 1 want to tell you that
when you circulated the report that I
had settled with my hands at thirty
three and a third cents un thc dollar.,
you circulated a lie.''
It was at this p int that thc judge
seized a brick and prepared for war.
Black interfer'red and stopped the
row. ''j :Jp
TIIK SENATOR AND TUE KNIFE.
United States Senator Steve Clay
was in a barber-shop, in Marietta, a
few days ago, and when the election
came up for discussion, thc senator
"The man who drew the a Alda vit
that George Philips signed is a-"
Thc rest of the remark was in re
gard to the ancestry of the person re
ferred to. The atilda vit had charged
Senator Clay with some improper use
of the coin ol' thc realm as a campaign
In another chair was Fred Morris, a
cousin of Speaker Morris, and it was
he who had procured the aftldavit. Ile
rose up instantly with a shining blade
in his grasp, which some say was a
knife and others say was a razor. To
turn a barber shop into a rough house
is no joke, and when Morris started
for thc senator thc bystanders were
prompt to pile in between and prevent
bloodshed. Later'In the day thc
trouble was adjusted.
lt is said there is a movement to
bring the Hine Ridge row before the
A friend of Judge Gober saitl to The
Chronicle correspondent Tuesday.
''Judge (lober conducted a clean
campaign, and a great Injustice has
been done him by a failure to try thc
Yet it was Judge Gober's lawyer
who argued that the committee had
no right to go behind thc returns.
Sit?t lo Death.
A dispatch from Seneca says Thurs
day morning while Walter Mills was
passing t hrough a Held, where Karl
Rochester ? was working, a conversa
tion was started about a cow being in
Rochester's patch of wheaton Wed
nesday evening ami to the amount, of
damage that.' hal been done to the
wheat. While thc cow was in the
wheat, Rochester used a stick, heat
ing t he cow, and it is reported that
thc cow was killed. Mills was going
through the field and Rochester
told him that he must n it conic back
the way he had c,oue. immediately
he made this remark he. went to his
; Rochester's) home and secured a shot
gun ?ind returned to the Held and
waited thc return of Mills. Ile
returned shortly, and as soon as he
was in shooting distance, he tired thc
gun, the hall taking effect in Mills'
head, killing him almost instantly.
Tin; affair is a verj sad one and is re
?Mel ted very much by both the fami
lies, as the youflg men arc well con
Iiee!od and were industrious, hard
Negro DoRwlIy niHiVanctiiHetl.
The general subject of jurisprudence
was discussed at the convention of the
American Social Science Association
ai H;il ti more Tour dav. Th? pro
gram included an address on "Dis
franchisement of the Negr.. from Hie
Lawyer's Standpoint,''by \\. H. Mof
fatt,of New York. Another was by 10 1
ward Atkinson, who considered thc
tendencies in manufacturing toward
indi vidual: v.u. Moffatt's addie is con
tained many references, to il e, con
vention minutes, State, const it ut ion
anil court decisions, His contusions
wine that under the existing court de
cisions and I he present legal practico
the Southern Statt:, have law/ully ac
complished the. disfranchisement of
tho negro and that the only step the
Federal government uni-take is ?j re
duce the South's proportionate repre
sentation in Congress and tho electo
ral college and t hat judicial -Ww' is io
be had only by unlikely o~|;nsion of
Hie jurisdiction of t hc UnirAd States
Supremo Court by virtue uf u cit trib
unal's own power, \
A SPRING CARNIVAL,
Columbia Gotting Kondy to JjdUUse
Merry With Her Frleudn.
Columbia is preparing for a spring
carnival which will oxceca in attrac
tive ness anything before attempted
at tbis time of year by the capital
city. The chamber of commerpo^ ls
back of tbe undertaking and ha's re
ceived assurauce from a number of
towns in thc State which indicate
that the attendance will be aa large
as the crowds which gather in Colum
bia fair week. The day attractions
on tlie streets will be by one pf the
best carnival shows tbat could be
obtained, aud the great night attrac
tions will be tbe fireworks-the fall of
Pompeii-by tbe Pain company, pre
senting a ballet of 300 people.
But tbe great feature of tho week
will be the tloral parade Thursday
afternoon, May 20th. There will be
two miles of vehicles gaily decorated,
the procession being led by tko klug
and queen in state. Tbe coronation
will take, place at the State capitol
just before the gorgeous caravan pro
ceeds up Main street. This feature
alone will attract many people to Co
lumbia, for the most beautiful feature
of reunion week last year was the
tloral parade. Thursday night there
will bea grand ball, which will equal
in pomp and circumstance the State
ball of fair weeks. Indeed lt is pro
posed to make the Fun-Flower carni
val an annual fete, aud the ball will
be as much of a feature as tbe State
ball is lair week.
The chamber of commerce has.se
cured reduced rates on railroads, and
bas proem ed two of the best bands In
the State. There will he a grand
tournament Wednesday, and knights
from all over the State will partici
pate for the prizes In gold, aggregat
ing $100, and for the silver cup for
Another feature which will draw
many people to '[ Co. um bia is the
gathering of the Elks. There will be
a meeting of all thc lodges In the
State, and a number of other secret
orders are preparing for a like celebra
Columbia is prettiest just at this
time of year, and the peuple of that
city think that a spring tloral carni
val bs just the proper thing to give
pleasure to the people of the State at
ii big spring jollification.
Our Head in Ctiicneo.
Mr. James Conner, of Charleston,
President of the South Carolina Di
vision of tile Daughters of the Con
federacy ? has received a request for
fifty laurel and palmetto wreaths with
which tu decorate the graves of the
Confederate dead in Oakwood Ceme
tery, Chicago, on May 30. The re
quest has been made by B. Frank Jen
kins, Commander of G imp 8, U. C. V.,
Chicago, and Mrs. Conner has invited
the co operation of the members of
thc Charleston Chapter who are will
ing to contribute one or two wreaths,
and of "any patriotic women Who
have not yet enrolled their names
with the Charleston Chapter, but are
willing to make a contribution of these
wreaths.'' There will doubtless be a
very prompt response to this call of
The News and Courier says "there
is .a special obligation upon the* wo
men of this State to honor ?a idead
who rest in Oakwood-there; llv;ni'h
Carolinians among them. A'^noirthe
wreaths are sent, to Com mander .Jen
kins we would suggest that a particu
larly large and handsome wreath jbe
sent in h's eire to Col. Henry (L.
Turner, to be placed by him upon che
grave of any representative Federal
soldier he shall select, as a tribhte
from the Confederate women of
Chariest n. This would be an ac
know lodgment of t heir appreciation of
one of tho finest acts of soldierly cour
age ol which we have any record, and
it Ought never to he forgotten while
we deserve to be remembered.
"'When the time for the dedication
of the Confederate monument in Oak
wood Cemetery was approaching there
was n great deal of talk among the ir
reconcilables as to whether or not it
.should he permitted, and some of the
more gallant, of the soul te rs and camp
followers went so far as to say that
the shaft should not he erected on
the sacred soil of Illinois. Theil it
wits talked about that, Colonel Turn
er's Regiment, the 1st Illinois Infant
ry, with headquarters in Chicago,
would be invited to lire a salute in
honor of the dead whose memory was
in this way to be preserved, and then
the indignai ion reached white beat.
All sorts of incendiary utterances-es
caped fiom certain Grand Army
Posts, and the orators filled the air
I with their eloquence. Colonel Turn
er, himself a veteran of the Army of
r.hc Potomac and a member of the
Grand Anny, one night, down at the
armory of his regiment made a brief
statement pf the matter to ills soldiers
and called for volunteers to lire a sa
lute over the graves of the. Confeder
ate dead in Oakwood Cemetery and
asked such volunteers to step three
paces to the front. "It, was the
proudest moment of my life," said he,
"when every man In my command
stepped to the front." And the
salute was tired! It was a big thing
for Colonel Turn?rner to do, and it is
a thing that we should never forget.
Ile honored the Confederate dead,
and it would he a graceful acknowl
edgment of his courage, and sympathy
if the Confederate women of ('liarles
ion should la!<e ?his opportunity Of
showing their appreciation of his sol
dierly conduct, III, the way we have
suggested the way Colonel Turner
w nhl most highly esteem.-'
Pennies Were Too .1 > i \ /
Enterprising burglars who looted a
peny slot machine concert hall lu
Broadway New York, have failed to
escape willi their plunder, because one
of their number broke down under thc
burden ol 14,000 penn es. The party,
consisting of tbrcc or four men, went
through the machines in full view of
thc street, but were supposed to he
employes. After placing the coins in a
hag, they made off, hut a policeman
gave chase. The bag carried broke
down alter a short run through a
cn st st reet, and dropped thc money,
which was recovered intact. None of
the men were captured.
Another War liebln?.
A dispatch from Kio Janeiro says
Peruvians having failed to heed the
ultimatum sent by lira/.il that her
soldiors evacuate the territory of Acre
which had been occupied hy them,
I'.ra'.il has carried out her threat to
forcibly expel the. Peruviana and a
state of war now exists practically b?
Iweun the I wo count ries. A dispatch
received from the territory in dispute
says the Peruvians were completely
routed in a battle with Brazilian
forcis near Cliandres river. Details
of thc battle have not yet been re
EXAMINATION THIS WEEK.
Nu One Can Teach in Pabilo Hohools
Without Cert Itt o nt c. .
State Superintendent of Education
O. B. Martin h:isseut out the foll, w
ing to the county superintendents of
"Tlie regular semi-annual examina
tion for teachers' certificates has al
ready been announced for Friday, May
20th. I hope that you are extending
this notice thoroughly so that teach
ers whose certificates have expired
may have the opportunity of stand
ing, and also in order that those who
expect to teach for the first time may
know that it ls necessary to obtain a
certificate before applying for a school.
I have beard recently of a few trus
tees who did not know that it is the
law that 'no general or special school
trustee shall hereafter employ any
teacher who has nota certificate to
teach in the free public schools of the
State;' and that certificates must be
registered in the otlice of county sup
erintendent of education.
"The examination questions will be
forwarded so that they will reach you
at least by the litt h intant. The
usual rules about opening the ques
tions in tlte presence of the applicants
and of using numbers instead of names
will apply. If you haven't, a supply
of blank certificates, please notify this
office at once.
"At the last meeting of the State
board of education a committee was
appointed to formulate and systema
tize a course of study upon which
examinations are to be based. This
course will be announced in advance
lu order to encourage continuous st tidy
by those applying for certificates
Pending the completion of this course
of study, the State board decided that
the examination for September, 1??4,
shall be based upon Peterman's 'Civil
Government/.' Hughes' 'Mistakes in
Teaching.' 'Enoch Arden,' 'Silas Mar
ner,' and the past 12 months of cur
rent history. These will merely sup
plement the ordinary common school
branches and are given in order to
encourage s'udy along special lines.
Please make thisannoucementto your
teachers on May 20th and also on
other appropriate occasions
"1 hope that you will be as prompt
as possible in announcing the results
of all examinations."
THE REVOLUTIONARY ROLLS.
Names ul Heroes Wtio Serveil Untier
Minimi. Sumter nm) .'.ekeiiS.
Names of some of the heroes who
fought under Marion, Sumter and
Picketts as published by the State:
Robert Duke, lieutenant.
William Dukes, captain, Marion's
Henry Dulin, Capt. George Taylor's
company, Roebuck's regiment.
Joint Du mens, Capt. Tutt's, com
Dennis Dumont, frigate South Car
John Dumpard, Capt. Anderson
Daniel Dunn low.
George Dunkin, Capt. Anderson
James Duncan, constable, "himself
and company guarding and conveying
Thomas Taylor, Sr , and John Law
ton to Camden goal."
James Duncan, "iron work."
James Duncan, Sr., Capt. Anderson
James Duncan, Jr., Capt. Ander
son Thomas' company.
John Duncan, under Capts. Robert
Thomson, John Henderson and Garri
son; probably killed; widow, Jan*1.
John Duncan, Jr., Col. Waters';
Capt. Anderson Thomas.
Moses Duncan, Roebuck's regiment.
Ben j. T. Dunlap, printer; dead at,
close of Revolution.
David Dunlap, Capt. William Hro
Capt. George Dunlap, uiicier Sum
ter and Marion.
James Dunlap, under Capt. Henry
Coffey at Hanging Rock; also tit sun
dry times under Lieut. James Craig,
of Col. Henry Hampton's regiment;
Capt. William Nesbitt, of Col. Kim
ball's reg?meut and Liet. John Kirk,
of Maj. Thomas Thompson's regiment.
Samuel Dun! ? p, J r.
Capt. Samuel Dunlap.
George Dunlap, captain, Kershaw's
Thomas Dunlap, under Capt George
Dunlap, at Camden; under Lieut . Mc
flwaili; also at Sumter's surprise.
Thomas Dunlap, lieutenant, Roe
William Dunlap, Col. Casey's regi
Andrew Dunn. Capt. N. Martin's
Alexander Dunn, lieutenant, cap
tain, Little River company; was in
Col. Archibald McDonald's regiment;
Lieut. Col. hobt. Heriot certifies:
"During my command on the sea
coast, provisions were found hy Alex.
Anim, then lieutenant of the Little
River company, for a number of
American prisoners that were landed
near that placo hy the enemy; that
he assisted (len. Count Pulaski with
horses to bring on bis wagons; that he
commanded for a considerable t ime at
the lookout post near Little River.''
Joel Dunn, Capt. William Robert
William Dunn, Pickens.
William Dunn, was on "expedition
called Sumter's rounds."
Robert Dunwell, Capt. Watts, Col.
Charles Dupont, captain and major.
John I inpart, ('apt. Martin, Sum
William Dupart, Capt. Marlin Sum
James Du prcis, quartermaster and
Henry Duprant, drover for Marion.
Henry Durant, Marion.
Thomas Durant, Marion; under Ser
Capt. Charnel Durham, at Orange
burg and Four Hole Illidge.
Michael Duval, Capt. John Cowan.
Samuel Dwight, assistant commis
sary of Issues to thc port at George
Edward Dycas, Roebuck's regi
Henry Dyass, lieu ten tant.
John Dyer, Third S. C. Continental
John Dyer, under Capt. Edmund
Jones Col. Colb.
William Dyers, Capt. John Sapp;
also Lieut. John N. Fry, Capt. Jos!
Michael Dyke, killed; under Lieut.
William Weston at Orangeburg; at
Four Ho'c Rritjgo under Lieut. Hicks
Chappek; widow, Mary.
Daniel Dyson, Capt. Jos. Wyld's
company, Pickens1 brigade.
isaac Dyson, sergeant, Pickens. *
ORIGIN OF MEMORIAL DAY.
A Georgia Woman First SuKffeated
tue Patriotic Custom.
The beautiful and appropriate cus
tom of setting apart one day annually
for tbe decoration of tbe graves of tbe
heroes of tbe "Lost Cause" originated
in Columbus, Ga., 1866. The woman
to whom we owe this lovely inspira
tion was Mrs. Mary Ann Howard Wil
Mrs. Williams was the daughter of
Maj. John H. Howard, of Columbus,
and wife of Maj. C. J. Williams, who
served in the Mexican war as major
of the First Georgi.', regiment, com
manded by Col. Henry R. Jackson.
Col. Williams commanded the First
Georgia regulars in the. war between
the States and died in the service.
After her husband's death, Mrs.
Williams devoted her life to the care
of Confederate soldiers, and it was,
through her anxious thought for their
welfare and comfort, that she con
ceived and put into active operation
from Virginia bo Georgia the benefi
cent system of the Wayside Homes,"
wUcre any Confederate soldier cuuld
receive at any lime rest and refresh
ment and also medical attention, If HI
or wounded. These "Wayside Homes"
were the means of inestimable good
all during the war. One of Mrs.
Williams' annual customs was the dec
oration of her husband's grave on the
anniversary of his death, and ou one
occasion her little daughter, Florence,
accompanied her to assist in the lov
ing duty. Missing thc little girl after
they had been tbu3 occupied for a
> hort while she also missed a large
proportion of the Howers, and on her
return her mother said:
"Why, Florence, you have taken
nearly all of my Howers."
"Ob, mamma," she said; "they
were soldiers, toj."
The little girl had scattered her
Howers, as far as they would go, on
thc graves of other soldiers, who were
buried near by.
This incident lirst brought to Mrs.
Williams' miui the idea of devoting
one day annually to decorating In lov
ing memory the graves of the "men
who wore thc grey." The following'
is the letter written by her to the Co
lumbus Times, suggesting the idea
that was accepted and has been in op
eration ever since and tuatthe Daugh
ters of the Confederacy, the Confed
erate veterans and all true Southerners
hope will continue, through the yea^s
to come in the spirit in which it was
intended, a day nade sacred as the
South's tribute to the men who gave
their lives fur their country, and not
?as a day for holiday sports.
Mrs. Williams died in Columbus, on
April 15, 1874, and was buried with
military honors, and her grave is
decorated by loving hands on every
Following ls thc letter to the Co
lumbus Times written by Mrs. Wil
liams in which the plan of setting
;tpart one day for thc decoration of
Con f derate soldiers' graves was lirst
Columbus, Ga., March 12, 18(16.
Messrs. Editors: The ladies are
now, and have been for several days,
engaged in the sad, but pleasant duty
of ornamenting and improving that
purlion of the city cemetery sacred
to the memory of uur gallant Con
federate dead, but wc feel lt ls an un
finished woik unless a day be set apart
annually for its especial attention.
Wc cannot raise monumental shafts,
and Insetibe thereon their many deeds
of heroism, but we can keep alive thc
memory of the debt we owe them by
dedicating at least one day In each
year to embellish their humble graves
Therefore, we beg the assistance of
'the press, and the ladles throughout
the South, to aid us in tho effort to
set apart a certain day to be observed,
from the Potomao to the Rio Grande,
and bc handed down through time as
a religious custom of the South, to
wreath the graves of our martyred
dead with Howers, and we propose thc
26tb day of April as the day.
Lot every city, town, and village
join in the pleasant duty, let all alike
be remembered, from the heroes of
M amissa to these who expired amid
the death throes of our hallowed cause.
We'll crown the honored resting
place of thc immortal Jackson in
Virginia, Johnston at Shiloh, Cle
burne in Tennessee, and the host of
gallant privates who adorned our
ranks. All did their duty, and to al!
we owe our grantitude.
Let the soldiers' graves, from that
day at least, be the Mecca to whose
shrine her sorrowing women like
pilgrims may annually bring their
grateful hearts and llorai offerings,
and when we remember thc thousands
who were buried "with their martial
cloaks around them," without Chris
tian ceremony of interment, wc would
invite the aid of thc most thrilling
eloquence thougbout the land to In
augurate this custom, by delivering
on the appointed day this year a
eulogy on the unburied dead of our
glorious Southern army. They died
for their country. Whether their
country had or had not the right to
demand this sacrifice ls no longer
for discusi?n. We leave that for na
tions to decide in the future. That
it was demanded, that they fought
nobly and fell, holy sacrifices upon
their country's altar, and are entitled
to their country's gratitude none will
deny. The proud banner under which
they rallied In defence of the holiest
and noblest cause, for which they
suffered and died, has now no name
nor place ame ng the nations of thc
Legislative enactments may not be
made to do honor lo their memories,
but the veriest radical that ever trac
ed his genealogy back to thc deck of
the Mayllower could not refuse us the
simple privilege of paying honor to
those who died defending the life,
honor and happiness of thc Southern
MAUY ANN HOWARD WILLIAMS.
Captain J. Stanley, whose home is
sa.id to be Petersburg, Va., was shot
and killed Tuesday al Duxford's tur
pentine sllll near Way cross (ia., by
an unknown a.-sissin. He was In thc
commissary walting on a customer
and as he stooped to get some rice
willi his back towards the front door,
a loud of buckshot was tired at him
from the outside. The charge struck
him near the shoulder and he died al
most Instantly. Thc murder ls a mys
tery, as lt was not known that Cap
tain Stanley had any enemies. He was
70 years old.
A Mne i?araert Sc
ori'eiiiZ/c^r Pa8^ M^V?l.p?ifonagt
y. 'fcj^^jii ilff?l
PK? Phralctan? had don? ?heir be?* e? ?WT* J o FAD a Wilkes. of Dffltvj
IVC ?h? hod cno of tho cnoet tcrrlb!? Ol? of KML'JMA'TISM
roc"r<f. Tbcy all fallad twill OB* <Ktlf t?.acrv^??~
IT CURED HELPLESS CRIPPLE.
Mi. Wilke? writ** In th? coara* af . Ion? letter, ?Med Aeiuit ll. 1903t . *
Mr !.(. ?rar* drawn beck until ?ar (?ct touche? mr hlpi. I wai ai betula** ti a ?SM
(ar natrlr 12 tunlhi. Ta* niaacle* of mr arma an? lei* wera herat an? ihilrdce up I
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WHAT CHAIEMAM WURTZ;SAY8.
Juline I'urkur Waa One of the Meet
Active and Loyal Supportera
in (he Last Democratic
Tlie Washington correspondent, of
tlie Atlanta Journal says Judge Jacob
I). Wurt/., who w:ts chairman of the
LTlster county New York Democratic
committee during the campaign of
189(1, iras been beard from very con
clusively on the question ofllie loyal
ty of Judge Barker.
lt happens to be pertinent at a
time when Hon. William J. Bryan
seems to have forgotten the existence
of Judge Parker in the presidential
year of lsiiii, to say nothing of deny
ing that the judge's name wits ever
suggested to bim as a candidate fo
While recently in New York, Con
gressman John Wesley Caines, of
Tennessee, was informed that Judge
Wurts could supply him wit h inter
esting facts about Judge Parker's at
titude in 'uu. Mr. Gaines immedi
ately wrote to J. D. Wurts and re
ceived tlie following reply:
"Woodstock, N. V., May 10.
"To Hon. J. W. Gaine-.
"Honorable Sir: Answering your
inquiry regarding the attitude of Hon.
A. H. Parker in the presidential elec
tion of 1896, 1 will say that, as tlie
chairman of the Democratic commit
tee of Ulster county, New York, 1 was
in position to know who were, the loy
al supporters of the Hon. W. J. Bry
an, and 1 cannot conceive how any
question can be made of the loyalty of
A. B. Parker.
"He was so truly loyal that 1 took
bim into my COO ddene and consulted
him frequently regarding what was
best tx> he done tc achieve success for
our ticket, and when it became appa
rent t hat we were badly in need of
funds tx) defray the legitimate ex
penses necessary f r carrying on an
aggressive campaign, he not only con
tributed freely, but lie also induced
several of bis intimate 'rienda to do
11 ie same.
"( )n thc occasion of the visit of our
candidate to our country no one was
moro enthusiastic than Judge Parker,
lo fact, Hon. W. J. Bf)an and his
wife made their stay while here at
Wiunisccok Lodge, this being a re
treat mainly brought into existence
through Judge. Parker and several of
his friends. Respectfully Yours,
J At on D. Wu UTS."
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A man is good when he is old.
He who bath eaten salt drinkctb
One can paint the fur of a tiger but
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One knows the face of a man, but
not lils interior.
if one is not observing one sees
. Kv ni the blind man can find his
}fc through au open door.
vicn thc tiger ls gone thc fox is
we\aoon as the moon ls full it bogins
?li e higher the mountain thc deeper
!i8 smoke come out of a fireless
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heavily at the gaming table. He waa
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