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The People's Journal.
THIS FACTS AS TO SMAL4, POX
OBSERVATIONS OF AN PXPERT.
The Dreaded Disease Not Very
Severe in Recent Years-The Con-.
fluent Form is Wot cospmon Now.
Aethe question of sm'aIlox is again
demanding the attention of the healtb
authorities and the. public generally
we present abummary of a paper by
W. M.Welch, M. D., of the Philadel
phia municipal hospital (pest house),
ublished In the Philadelphia Medicai
ournal of Nov. 18, 1899.
Two or three years ago, says De
Welch, a mild type of smallpox al
peared in the Southern States. While
the, disease was recognized as infec
tious, its diagnosis was rendered dtffi
cult in part by reason of the unusuai
mildness of its symptoms and also b3
cause of the inexperience of the
younger generation of physicians in
dealing with smallpox. The mild type
of the affection has been ascribed to
Its supposed introduction from the
tropics, but, this is questionable. In
an experience of 29 years of hospital
work, which includes over 5,600 cases
of smallpox Dr. Welch has never seen
cases present uniformly so mild a type
as during the prLvailing epidemic, nor
has he been able to find in the vast
amount of literature published on the
subject an account of a similarly mild
epidemic in this or any other country.
The disease has prevailed among nu.
groes, both in the South and in the
Northern cities. In Philadelphia 122
out of 128 cases were negroes. This is
due to the fact that In the Southern
States vaccination has been greatly
neglected, particularly among the no
groes. The disease has been called by
various names, such as " Cuban itch,"
" elephant's itch," etc., but the rhost
popular name among the colored peo
ple was " the bumps."
While the disease as a rule presents
even in the unvaccinated the symp
toms of mild varioloid, yet not all case a
are equally mild. Some patients show
a considerable degree of confluence in
the exposed parts of the body,' parti
cularly of the face. In the mildest
cases it was impossible to count as
many as a dozen pustules even in per
sons who had never been vaccinated.
" Thu vast majority of the patients
would not remain in bed after the
eruption appeared. They would dres,
up in their clothing, walk about and
indulge in various pranks, tricks and
games. It was a novel sight to see
ed, at, about the eighth or ninth day oi
the eruption, engaging in a game of
In previous epidemics the mortality
I rom smallpox in Philadelphia ha
. .yled from 18 per cent. t. 64.41 per
cent, the average death ratp being
68.38 pb- cent. Even before vaccina
tion was d'scovered stpali Outbreaks o1
the disease wora uuuasionally met with
in which the mortality was not above
18 per cent., while the aver.ga dtatt
rate from natural smallpox during t
eighteenth century was, according t(
as to-; available statistics, not less than 4(
fore It .per cent. In the present epidemic i,
of ev' r:iiadeiphia the mortality of 128 case,
of th- was nil. Of theseb 110 had nut, beei
will vaccinated, and 12 showed the scars o
tionr imperfect vaccination. A large pro
and portion-113 cases-were over 15 year
it' '1 -tage.
cameotpe .prophylact!c power of vacclna
rr . - is- clearly evident from the Iac
t! Piminti iV few ofethe cases of smallpo:
be mre sef in persons who were vaccin
at- .sides, it is believed that bu
then~ mater. 1 hation the disease would hav<
or controi.s- hagtvdespread and assumed al
end, I am considere form of immense proportion
of the return 'go many of the persons affecte
such of the mor not ilt enough to be contined t
secured, to aidaous*e, but, on the contrary, mIn
and facil itatbd quite fyreiy 'w 73 10
the islands, T'he sygptoms of the disease dilfe
I have bely inlregree from the severer form
should rrk&31Q14atient Is usually taken suddenl.
of 'a 1ii. A chill more or less markedi
commonly an early symptoin. This i
* oliowed by fever, tine temperatur
.varying from 101 degrees Fahlrenhbelt I
106 degrees Fahrenheit. At the sam
* time irritability of~the stomach occure
Pain in the small of the bacir is a con
mon early symptom and it may lb
slight or severe. In adults headach
is often severe. The eruption appear
in from 48 to 72 hours af ter the chi
and with the appearance of the erui
tIon the temperature drops to norma.
The eruption firtst manilests itself a
minute hard elevations on somne part
of the face, forehead and the wrist,
Two or three days usually elapse bi
fore the outbreak is complete. in thi
time the slight elevations of the ski
change to water blisters and about tUh
gfth day the contents change to pu:
In the majority of cases the erupti
is scattsred. lnathe suppurative stag
the secondary fever is not, a prominer
symptom. The diseases with whic
the present epidemic is most likely I
be confounded are chiocenpox and ia
.Within tne last year or two onec
the most, helpful contributions to med
cal science has been the introductio
of glycerinised vaccine lymph. Wit,
this form of vaccine an average of I
per cent. of " takes" is secured, waLd
very few sore arms result. It, no
seems an established fact that, who
severe sores result from vaccinatio
with the new form of lymph thbey ar
due to scratching or some other sourc
of secondary infection, and not to tth
vaccine. Glycerin ed lymph is no
p reparedi by several reputable house
in this countr y, and is the only form <
vaccine virus that should be employet
since it offers greater protection fror
smallpox and additional security froi
sore arms. By the employment of thi
virus smallpox has within less than
year been rendered extinct in the b.
land of Puerto ltico and some of ib
provinces of Cuba-Hlolguin, whern
under Spanish rule, it had long bee
Another peculiarity of the preseri
mild epidemic In the Southern State
has been its prevalence in the summe
months; whereas it is usually regartj
ed as a winter disease. Upon thi
poinI Dr. Welch remarks that he seet
no reason why the disease should nc
assume its old and familiar form who
the infection is conveyed to the tuidd]
and Northern States, and that what
will do when cold weather sets in rt
mains to be seen.
The United States marine hospiti
*ervjce has rendered valuable assis
ance to many communities invaded b~
smallpox in the last two years. Th~
methods of the surgeons of that servic
have been clearly sot forth in two doct
meeits, entitled,. 'Priais upon the diaj
~oeis and proevention of smallpox"' an
"Plan qforganization- in coommuniti
not do~en with ati organized boar
of hMh"These documents appeare
IsSa Otsb1io health reports of th
mat e lioepital sertice for January
and October 20, 1899, and may be ha
free by physicians and ogerf"u O'D
application to the surgon- genera of
the merine hospita lce, Washir g.
One of these documents concludes it-.
advice in these words :
" In dealing with smallpox, it is att
vised that, - Whatever measures prt
ado pted, they should to made thorough.
"Measures, good or bad half dnt
are worse than useless,, as, they giv. A
fancied security b
"Smallpox. cannot -be supprested
without the expenditure of money.
"The more promptly you act, the
less it will cost.
"When in doubt, act on the, safo
Finally, the following motto if
offered for your banner in smallpox
vork: "Isolate, vaccinate, disinfect."
SURPIISED IN THE NIGHT.
The British Retreated Under Ihe i re
of the Boers at Storinberg--Six
Hundred Killed, Wounded and
Gen. Gatacre, in command of a
British force, met with a serious re
verse on Sunday morning, Dec. 10th,
in making an attack on Stormberg,
and claims that he was mieled as to
the enemy's position by the guides.
Elis total loss is reported at six hun
dred, including the killed, wounded
and missing. A large proportion of
officers are r, p rted in the casualties.
Gen. Gatacre's movement may be
termed a reconno!sasnce in force. Its
object was to ascertain the strength of
the position of the Boors, who were
strongly entrenched along the Storm
berg range. He left Putter's kraal
shortly after noon Sturday with a
fighting force slightly over 4,000 men.
Leaving Molteno at 9 o'clock he made
a memorable night march over the
rocks and veldt. There was no sound
except a sturdy..trarmp, and there were
no (11stinguishli g lights, the bright
moon having gono down about half
past 11. The column arrived safely
within a couple of miles of its destina
tion, the only incidents of the march
being an occasional sudden call of
"halt" under the belief that the Boers
Suddenly a terrific tire opened simul
taneously on the British front and right
flank. The R.>yal Irish Rifles, which
forced the advance, sought shelter be
hind a neighboring kopje and were
speedily joined by the remainder of the
column. It was soan found, however,
that this position also w/as covered by
Boer guns, which were more powerful
than had been suppo-ed. The troops,
therefore, sought a safer position about
half a mile away, two batteries in thb
meantime engaging the Boers, and
covering the troops in their withdraw
al. The action now became general at
long range and a detachment of mount
ed infantry moved northward with a
view of cutting off the enemy's right
it &nk. Suddenly a strong commando
was seen moving from the north and the
Royal Irish Rifles and the Northum
berland regiment were sent out to
[ meet it.
It was soon d iscovered, however, that
the Boers had machine guns well
placed and the British were oompnlled
tc face a terrible fire. Finding it im
possible to hold the position in face of
) an enemy apparently in superior posi
tion, num bers and artillery, the Brit!sh
retired on fVoleno, the Boers following
up the retirement closely and bringing
two big guns to boar on the retiring
It is hardly too much to regard Gen.
Gatacre's repulse near Stormborg as
- the most serious defeat British arms
t have yet sustained in the whole cam
- Already the official advices show that
t two men were killed, 19) officers and 17
,men were wounded and W96 mmn are
a missinv. But it is evident that the
,worst Is not known. The proportion of
i wounded and killed is so small, when
L) compared with the missing-who are
-undoubtedlly prisoners in the hands of
the Bjcers-that the supplementary list
r of Oasualties Is awaited with~ seriais~
.misgivings-, lIA lb.idO feInr'ed that there
y were serious losses of guns and equip
s The most serious aspect of the affair
e is the effect it is likely to have on the
u Dutch in Cape Colony, who have been
n wavering as to whether to threw in
,their lot with the Boers. HIsts of,the
-northern farmerst are now likely to join
e~ the rebellion. The defeat is also seri
eous because it will delay the junction
a of Gen. Gatacre with Gan. French at
I, Naauwpoort. The plan was for thelr
,- combined forces to relieve the pressure
i. on Lord Methuen's column.
is The disclosure of such a strong force
's at Stormberg was quite unexpected.
s. Doubtless Gen. Gatacre was the victim
e of treacherous guides. But the result
8 points also to the absence of proper
n cavalry scuts.
e The British troops who recently cc
3. cupled Arundel are advancing. They
n have had several skirmishes but no cas
e ualties. Three miles north of Arundel
it they found the Boers 2,000 &trong.
h The Pretoria reports of renewed
Ufigzting at Modder river originated
from the fact that the British, with a
team of 32 oxen, hauled a naval gun to
the top) of a high ridge north of Mod
der River town, whence they fired
Lyddito shells on the Boer position at
a range of 6,700 yards, where the enemy
6was apparently constructing an em
0placement for a 40 poundler. The Lyd
Sdite shells appeared to do immense
ndamage. The Boors retired, but the
~ ncident is interesting as showing that
e the Boors are stili in position quite
'close to Modder river. The engineers
ereport that it will take two months to
rebuild the iron bridge.
'Lord Miethuen is stIll compelled to
'ride about in a dog cart, as his wound
prevents him going on horseback.
Should the rains destroy the tempo
rary bridge, there is enough rolling
Sstock on the north side of the river to
a serve Lord Methuon 's purpose.
SIt is reported that the Beers are
0 busy making entrenchment.s at Spy
4 fontein. Several tiers of works are
n beginning to appear at the foot of ihe
heights. The force fired on by tbe
a' British naval gun is believed to form
'a the right wing of the enemy's body,
e thrown forward for patrolling and
scouting purposes. It is reported that
Sthe bad water at Slpyfontein threatens
an epidemic of typhoid.
e -The sharff of Navajo County, Arn
,a zona, has Bunt out the following unique
,. Invitation : "You are hereby cordially
invited to attend the hanging of one
si George Smiley, murderer. His soul
5- will be swung into eternity on Decem.
y bar 8, .1899, at 2 o'clock p. m. sharp.
e Latest improved methods in the art
e of scientific strangulation vill be em
e. p loyed, and everything pcdselble wii
t.b done to make the surroundings
d cheerful and the execution a success,"
'a --The Paris papers declare that
d American prIze fighters should prao
d tice their brutal trade at home.. They
e- are indignant over . the report that
8 they are to meet at Paris during the
VWtE 810K TO TH E P&TIFORM.
]Recent Aotign of Leading Probib.
hionIers fJemands That Legllators
Yield to No Offor of Compromise.
'o the Editor of the State.
The Prohibitionists of the State at a
onferened held in Columbia NoveL
er 96h, decided ,tbat in view of the
'ocent developments in connection
vith the State dispensary and in anti
sipation of some legislation on the sib
ect at the coming session of the gen
ral assembly, that it would be well to
lnd out the sentiment of the Probibi
,ionisteat the present time, and in order
o carry out this purpose they au
,boriz-d the appointment of a com
nittee of five who should meet and
kdopt resolutions expressing fully the
>osition of the Prohibitionists of the
state, as the committee understood
ihat position to be, and then to for
vard a copy of the resolutions adopted
)y them to the members of the State
?rohibitioir Executive committee ()
sach county with the request that they
onfer with the Prohibition county
)hairman and representative Prohibi
Aouists of their county, and after get
iing a full and free expression of opin
on, to either approve or disapprove
,he resolutions and return to the chaih -
man of the State executive committee,
It being understood that their action
represented the position of the Prohi
bitionists of their county on the liquor
juestion. The following special com
mittee was appointed to prepare and
adopt the resolutions above referred
to: A. C. Jones, Newberry ; Jas. A.
Hoyt, Greenville; Rev. J. 0. Willson,
D. D., Richland; T. N. Berry, Darling
ton ; J. W. Hamel, Lancaster.
The committqe met in Columb a the
27th ult., and adopted the following rc
" The committee appointed to cor
sider and suggest the present position
of the Prohibitionists of South Cart,
lina met anti carefully considered the
matter. The committee reached the
conclusion, that the Prohibitionistt
must continue to stand on the rilatforin
of 1898, to-wit ; General prohibition of
the manufacture and sale of liquor
throughout the State, with only the
exception for medicinal, mechanical,
scientific and sacramental use. The
committee recommends that Prohibi
tionists in the Lsgislature should act
in accordance with this principle and
certainly should not entangle their
constituency by embirrassing compro
The members of the Prohibition
State Executive committee have ap
proved these resolutions and I am au
thorized to give them to the press.
A. 0 JONES.
Chairman State Prohibition Executive
Newberry, S. C., Dec. 7, 1899.
THEC TUSKEGEE INSTITUrE.
The Wonderful Work of a Colored
Man in the Last Fifteen Years.
There is something wonderful in the
growth of Tuskegee Institute, w hich is
p.esided over by Bo')ker Washington.
It began in 1881 in a rented building
with one teacher and 30 students. It
has now become a world famous in
stituate with a corps of 88 officers and
teachers and an average attendance of
9,683 students, coming from 24 States
in the Union, from Africa, Cuba, Porto
Rico and Jamaica, and receiving in
struction not only in books, but chiefly
in industrial educational training, 26
industries being in constant oparation
in connectian with literary and re
ligious training. The property of the
institute is now valued at $300,000, and
includes 2,267 acres of land andI 42
busidings, counting large and small,
which have been built almost wholly
by she students of the institute. The
current expenses of the school each
year aggregate about $70,000, while
the income from stated sources equals
only $20,000, leaving $50,000 which
must be secured each year by the per
sonal solicitation of Booker W7s'ldog
ton, the famous presidtent of the In
stitute. R sising 250,000 a year from
voluntary subscriptions is a tremen
dous undertaking in itself, apart from
the responsibility of the management
of so large an institution. in orider
that the priracipal may devote his ti-.ie
to the ffork and development of the in
stitution and be relieved of the anxiety
and stress of this large annual collec
tion, a movement Is now on foot to en
dow the Institute. A committee of
prominent men has been formed, in
cluding such well known names
as Grover Cleveland, William E.
Dodge, Morris K. Jessup, C. P. Hunt
ington, Dr. Gunsaulus, Dr. Gordon and
others to secure an endowment of
$500,000. Booker Washington has so
commended himself to the public that
it Is very probaole that the movement
will be successful, especially since it Is
endorsed and co-operated In by such
distinguished and influential men as
"What a difference
in the suffering at
time of childbirth
when Dr. R. V. Pierce's medicines ate
used," writes Mrs. ldmnon Jacobs, of
Banrgersvitle, Johnson County, Ind. "I had
not heard of Dr. Pierce's medicines three
years ago when I was confined, so had to suffer
almost death. Blefore baby was born Icould not
be on my feet without two persons holding me.
The baby was a
nine and three
and for somne
( ' weeks after his
- \birth I suffered
S severe pain. Last
I fall, following the
Iadvice of a neigh.
p. bor, my husband
l4'<e bought me Doctor
i , ( f Pierce's Favorite
\' Prescri pti o
w icthet winter,
iJ ' and in Marcih,
- ti a898, I igave birth
, eighin~ boyan
,-. pounds. I was
~ only in labor two
- hours and was on
" The aduda, of a neightbor.'' my fet withou
niinutes before my baby was born, lie is now
three months old and weighs nineteen, pounds.
I know it was Dr. Pierce's medicine that saved
me from sufferinag. I advise all women to take
Dr. Pierce's Ftavorite P'rescription, also lhin
'Pieasant P'elleis' if necessary."
" Following the advice of a neighbor."
What a weight of confirmatory evidence
there is in those six words. The ne ighbor
had tried the " Favorite Prescription "and
recomnmendled it. -Mrs. Jacobs has also
tried it and proved its wonderful properties
aud now site recommnends it. Beside such
testimoiny as this Its maaker's words are un
important. Mrs. Jacobs' experience Is a
fact. Her neighbor's experienced is a fact.
The written experiences of 250,ooO other
women are facts. There is no theory about
It. There can be no question about It. In
every neighborhood In this broad land
there are women who have been cured by
the "Favorite Prescription." It has cured
more cases of female cozhplaint than all
ether medicines for women combined. It
is the only medicine of its kind invented by
a skilled specialist in medicine-a regularly
-graduated physician of more than thirty
years' actual exnerIence.
PO T A S H gives color,
favor and firmness to
all fruits. No good fruit
can be raised without
Fertilizers containing at least
8 to Io% of Potash will give
best results on all fruits. Write
for our pamphlets, which ought
to be in every farmer's library.
They are sent free.
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
93 Nassau St., New York.
Aae kta G. Assl meslnna No Teq ae
Amhea *s.. C ..A1 D,.. e T-a..i
-A colored ex-Congressman from
South Carolina, contaminated no doubt
by the loose and easy ways ot recon
struction days, was arrested the other
day in Washington for stealing a
chickon coop. As it was proven in
court that it was not the coup but the
chickens inside he wanted, and as the
Aucculent birds had, as a physical fact,
flown the coop, he vas let off by th a
judge with a reprimand and admon
ished to cease his ways and remember
he was no longer a Congressman, and
hence must be trore careful about th"
appropriation of private property than
he had been of public property.
Condensed Schedule of P'assenger Train.
In Effect December 10th. 18909.
Greenville, waashlsgton ancd tLe E9ast.
No.12 No. 38 No. 86
Northbound. Daily Daily. Daily.
Ly. Atlanta, C.T. 760 a 12 00 in ...... 11 50 p
Atlanta, E. T. 8 50 a 100 p. 12 50 a
"iaine.4ville... 1035 a -2 25 p . 2 18 a
A thens....... 925 a ........ ....... ........
Lula.......... 10 68 a 2 45 p ....... 288 a
" rnelia...... 11 25 a ........ ....... .......
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" Roneca. 1252p 4 16 p ....... 4 28 a
Greenville... 284 P 2 1....... 000 a
"partanburg. 837 1 6 13 p ....... 7 03 a
" noey . 420p 0 40 p ....... 7 45 a
Blacksb-urg. 488p 7 02 p ....... 802 a
" Gnstouia. 525 1) ........ .......8 51 a
Charlotte 00 p 8 18 p ....... 950 a
Ar.0reensboro 9 55 y 10 47 p ....... 12 28 p
Lv.Groonsboro.. ...... 11 45 p ....... ....
Ar.Norfolk...... ....... 825 a ....... ........
r. Danvi1 e . 11 25p 16p . . 1 t
Ar. Richmond ... 800 a 000 a.
Ar.Washington.. ....... 042 a ....... 8 50 p
S Baltim'o PRR. ....... Mi . . 11 25 n
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Now York ... ....... 12 48mn ....... 628 a
From the East to Geirneville; Also to
|No. 36 N. 7 Daily
Soutlhbound. puty. Daily. No.11
"Philadelphia. 8 a 6 ~......
"Baltibmor2.... 8 9' l.. ...
"WashinNg. 11 s 3 .......
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tv. ronsboro. 71p 7 a 7 37 a...
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Ol18 9 Ar 8parbanburg Lv 12 28 a 11 54
ranlea iglio aily ....... 880~a
i o Camden 10:15 a. an. and 4:45 p. m. IReturi
l eave mjudon for Rj gville, daIly ~e
uday, 8:8 a. mn. and 2J:5 p. mn. Alsofrnl
ter daily exco >t Bnaqy 10:26 a. mi. an 4:45c
an. IResurning leave Snmter at 8:80 a. mn.
5:00 p. mn., mra in conneetion at Kingville wI
ai~ns between Columabia and Cht r ton.
Trains leave Spartanburg via ~.U. & O. divi
sion dlaily for (Glondale, JTonesti 11~pIon q
Columbia and Intermediate poinf ~ 11:40
sh. and 6:15 . JuT
Trains leave Toceen, )a. for IElberton, Ga.
dal 8:.48p m ot ltnd ,7:0.
e rnig leave boton dai 9.00 a.,t
op01) nday, 1: . m., n g conn~
$on at Tocuoat wi*I irains hoteen Atlanti
I (s avillo and thaeIat.
O~spoche I so muers In daily sevioe
be Wee Norfo ain tmor.
wostarn Vei 6al Imitod shrg n u li
~ooping ea a betwoen New York ~New Of
loanis, via W tei in, tato and Iatg
ery, anq~also) Ye work and Momg~
a ptonl I sar A S,
N 04Ii botwor Atlant~a4 owQl
Iratclas orot hat:e ooach een Was
I ton an b~lan .~ Lea 18 tonoa
ndy, ay nF
ni eeping car willrD through twn
Iington mid San F'anc$.sd withoub ohan
Dining m-trs serve al ineals on ronO
Plmndrawmng-roo ~5eole g be
hIso at A tlantta with man . . elosjier
Cvitan g vd ineinmatl,
ol s. 5an wiited State. 6~Miln
aoi between Waehingtont Sld10
being cegmposed of eoaehei i rough Wito
shon rorbi passengers of aUclasses.Pa
drawJ g- v1 sling ea between 190e* og
and Ne. clans. viAtlanta and Montgmer
ad heen Charlotb and Atlanta. Dinli g cam
ibv ~1taas euronte.
Non. 18884 and IP a sojJga
between Rcion4 and M1f~ j y)Ii
soubthbsoun 140, rt i~t~bU Noi
'4 andl 1i eo on V Atciwill thc
qomv?)a; also Pullman slo Br4ot
moonetIon ma ~ o Satanbair wi
throngh 1nlaaIcotiman ' sheville, Io
yileo and Onofinna aloat Coumbiate.3
vannahi and JacksonviMlb.
FWRANKCS. GANNON J. ?LGL
W. A. TTR1, n. H. H.AqDmxnn
THE VON EDERB&TE REUNION.
Ihe Avrnual Gatherinq of the Veto
rans In Louisville, Ky., Will Begin
May 80, 1000.
The next annual reunion of the
United Confederate Veterans' Associa
tion w ill be held from May 30th to June
31, inclusive, 1900. These dates have
been suhmitted to the reunion commit
tee of the city of Louisville, where the.
veterans will next meet, and have been
t(quiesced in. This information is con
tained in a general order, issued from
the headquarters of the veterans at
Nox Orleans and numbered 223.
It Is also announced that June 3d bas
1een set apart for religious and
nemorial services to be held In mem
>ry of Mr. Davis;, "The Daughter of
.he Confederacy ' and the thousande
Af deceased private soldiers and corn
manders of the Confiderate army.
'his service w ll be partioulariV appro
priate, in view of the fat that June 3d
will be the ninety stcond anniversary
f the birth of Mr. Davis, who was
given to the Confederacy from the com
monwealth of Kintucky, at a spot lo
cated near Louisville.
E4xtensive preparations have already
be n made in L mibvi.le for the recep
tion and entertainment of tle veterans,
and they expect to have one of the
mest successful reunions yet held by
the organization. The general order
is as follows :
The general commanding announces
that under the custom established by
Gho association, leaving the date of the
acxt annual meeting and reunion,
vhich is to be hEld in the city of Louis
ville, Ky., to the general commanding
nd the department commanders, by
unanimous agreement the next reunion
will be held upon the following dates :
May 30th, 31st and June 1st, 24 and 3d,
1900, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, respectively,
which dates have been submitted to
"Our Host " and acquiesced in.
On account of the rapid growth of
the association and the Immenbe accu
mulation of important budiness which
will be presented to the -delegates for
their consideration, and which will do
aiand urgent attention at the coming
session, four days will be given for the
business meeting, unless such matters
are soonor disposed of; and as the
grand old commonwealth of Kentucky
gave Mr. Jefferson Davis to the Con
federacy, he baving seen the light of
day on the 31 day of June, 1808, at the
spot where the Baptist church of Fair
view is now located, in what was for
merly Christian, now in Todd County,
Kentucky, and as Sunday, June 8, 1900,
will be the ninety-second anniversary
of his b'rth, that day will be specially
set apart for religious and memorial
service to be held in memory of Mr
Davis, "the Daughter of the Confeder
acy," and of the thousands of our peer
less private soldiers and illastrious
commanders and leaders of the Con
federacy nho have gone "to join the
-pecial armies encamped among the
With pride the general commanding
also announces that 1,240 camps have
now joined the association, and appli
cations for organizatitn papers have
been received at these headquarters for
about 200 more.
H3 urges veterans everywhere to
send to these headquarters for organi
zation papers, form camps at once and
join this association so as to assist in
carrying out its benevolent, praise
worthy and patriotic objects. By or
J. B. CORDON, General Commmand
GEORGE MOORMAN, Adjutant Gen
eral and Chief of Staff.
A T ENNESSEE SOLDIER FRESH FROM
THE iPHILLIPPINES.-Lieu t. Stacker
and several members of the 1st Ten nes
see volunteers arrived in New York on
tb e steamship St. Louis from Sou thamp
ton. Tbey are on their way to their
tomes in Clarksville, Tenn., after
having seen some months of active ser
vice in the k'hilippines.
" The Philippine soidier fights like
hell," raid Lieut Stacker. " They scem
to have no fear of death and they do
not fear danger, but their fighting is
not the kind we expected. They will
fight and then scatter to fight again.
Their inode of warfare is much like
that of the Boers.
" The troops, in my opinion, will be
chasing Agulnaldo for the next threa
hundred and sixty-five years and then
never catch himi. But he is simply the
figurebead. There are other, behind
him Some of the Filipinos in Manila
aro friendly and some there will work
for the government and even give the
military authorities information, but,
those in command ar-e never sure hut
Llhat the same persons are giving the
rebel ar-my more information. I do
not t hink thbe Fuaipinos are worth all
the losa of life and trouble they arc
" The climate out there is unhealthy
and there is a great deal of sickness
among the soldiers. Two per cent. of
our regiment, were sick with dysentery
and fever. There were three or four
deaths in the regiment from smallpox.
Many a roldier ies out there and the
people over here never hear aniything
of the matter. They don't like to make
athe dcatl.-liet, oublhc.
S" Gen. Otis is a good man, but he is
not llke-d by the men, who privately
spn mik of him as the 'Old Woman,' or
use ether equally disrespectful names.
He has done all that ho can, but the
grecat, tro.able is he tried to do it all."
.RURA L M AIL DELIY--Th,- Wash.
ington correspondent of The liate saya
-that, Repesentative Stokes has made u
special vait, to the pOst office depart
ment to look after the bidding on star
route contracts in South Carolina. Ii
wihi ho remembered that for the firsi
time~ in the history of the country the
ext~crim( nt Is making for the free de
h lvery of mail along star routes, anti
Bouth Carolina is the Statre selected fom
itbu rxpenrimient. Is was selected ii
recognition of the efforts of Represon.
tative Stokes, the originator of the
.Gen. Shallenmberger expressed greal
b satisfaction at the results of the bid
Sding so far as asiertai nod. They full3
verify thweclaim made a year ago it
the House and in the department thai
the system could be put into operatior
.at littl0 if any increased cost; and it il
r only a question of short time wher
*free delivery will be extended to al
the 22,000 routes in the United States
There is also reason to belic e tha
the proportion of local bidders wh~
have captured contracts direct fron
8the government is much larger thai
heretofore, and this result is attributes
,to a systematic effort last summer ti
ar-ouseo interest in bidding among the
local contractors and sub-cont'ractori
,. all over South Carolina. Congressmam
Stokes was ini eorrespondence witi
.every contractor in the State giving
m- instructIon and suggestion'.
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