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VOL HI. . LAURENS, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1887. NO. 14.
JEFF DAVIS AT MACON.
Ill-' MAKKS A Titi u MPH Al. NAUCUTO
VUK QEOltQIA I A1IC.
A Cont lintot! Ovation Ailinn Hin I lilli?
J ouraoy-?Iiow li? WI?M Iteoelvetl by in,
Htuimoh ruoplo ol thu Ktnplra Stute--A
Splendid ItoOOptlOU ^Throughout,
MACON, October 21.-Ex-Preeidoui
Davis, accompanied by Mrs. Davis, Miss
Winnie Davis amt Mrs. Hay!', of
Mompliio, readied hero this evonh.g nt
5 o'clock under tlie escort of tho special
committee that left here Sunday, From
tho timo tho car left iiiloxi until it
icached Macon tho pathway was our
btroak of Howers. All ulong tho liuo
orowda of mon, women mid children
flocked to tho train to c deli a glim] EC of
Mr. Davis, Iud he way too feeble to re
spond. Only at Americus did ho ap
pear on the platform and that was for n
fow minutes. A committee from there
met tho train at Smithville and prevailed
on him to do this, 'i bo party was joined
ut Montgomery by the mayor and ti largo
delegation of citizens when HU? party
carno on through lu Macon. Lom- be
fore tho train arrived here the dopoi und
urea around it waa packed with a douse
crowd estimated at forty thou .md.
When tho car rolled under tin; si ' a
yell went up that could be hoard for
miles, It was a long tinto boforc .Mr.
Davis ami his party could be gottol off.
Tho assistance ot the police had !? be
called in. Then the diflioiilty wan nol
leastmed much. Tho presence ot Mr.
Davis in tho carriage was the t-ignul for
a discharge of lire works all o vir tho
oity. lt was simultaneous and illumi
nated the whole town. The enthusiasm
kuow no bounds.
Aloug the lines blazed illuminated
signs, Htieh as "Welcome, Honored
Chief !" and the like. air. Davis gave
way to his sensations and wept. Frc
q?ently the marok was intoriuptcd on
UCCOliut of the crowd blookadiug the
street, and it was tully an hour alter the
train stoppod boforo ho reached th?
homo of Col. .I. M. Johnson, where bc
will remain during his visit. In Ibo arge
crowd that thronged tho lino oi the
march wcro many ouc-arinud und one
logged veterans, gathered from vaiious
Mr. Davis is feeble, but from weak
ness caused by au unclosed wound rc
ceived in tho .Mexican war. Un makes
bis lust journey to int el old Confeder
ates, upon the understanding that i otb
lng wi? bo required of him to tux his
strongth. lie will not bo allowed toi i ike
speeches, however urgen! thu demand
on him, nor can tim people even shake
his bund. All must bo content t sec
bim and have Ima among them. Iii -
spirit is willing, but bis failing sin ;tb
MACON, Qa,, October'Jo. - Cain began
falling about noon to-day, and while i?
didn't particularly i M'< et \ !nd mij.;i r Le
termed the Davis part of tl o programme
it kept a good ninny people from going
to tho park. Yet there was quito u large
attendance, und thc result was th? typical
fair scenes. The streets tit tho city pre
sented quite a lively appearance,
The Johnston mansion is, of courso,
tho centre of attraction, as being tho
guished guests. Ail tho niombors ol tho
Davis party were pretty well fatigui d by
tlioir long Journey, ami as a result there
were no very cany ri t ra about Captain
Johnston's homo this morning. Mr.
Davis remane .I qftietly at tho llOUfcO all
.biy, resting upon bis bcd or upon u
lounge during most of the time.
Shortly before 11 o'clock the gent?o
mon who were to escort Mis. Davis, Mrs.
Days and Misa Winnie Davis to tho paik
called ut the Johnston house. The drive
lo tho grounds was without particular
event. Tho Streets were quito full of
people and at di li?rent places ulong the
route there was considerable cullin ?asm
manifested. Tho band played ..Dixlo"
as tho carriages drove into the grounds,
and there was a good deal of oheerii g by
The carriages drovo lo thc bund and,
osbert distance from tko fair headnuar
tors, and directly in front of the little
cottage which hus been furnished und
appropriately decorated for a temporary
homo for Mr. Davis and tho monikers of
his party while on tho grounds.
TlIK l'lll'SKNTATION TO MUS. DAVIS.
After more mnsic from tho baud.
President Northen introduced Colonel
Tom Haid.'mun, who, with the eloquence
for whioh lie is so justly noted, intro
duced the ladies to Cue vast crowd, and
then, on tho part of Macon oitizons, pre
sented to Mrs. Davis a beautiful i il vcr
At tho conclusion of Colonel Horde?
man's remarks, Mrs. Davis rone, and, in
a few words, expressed her thanks for
the remembrance und her gratification
at tho hearty reception.
President Northen then said that Un
State Pair association would foci bad if
loft out in thoso r? joioinps, and intro
dueed Vice-President Waddell, who
tamed to Mrs. Hays, and? ou behalf of
tho association, presented her with u
handsome diamond brooch. This con
cluded tho exoroises on tho stand, and
tho various pers ms who had occupied
seats thoro were introduced to Mrs. I >uvi
and her daughters. The abes wen
thon taken lo tho little cottage, wino
has boon placed at their disposal, wh< .
an informal n c< ption was lu ld. TIK I.
was a groat crush, ovcrybodj making au
effort to be tho ilrst to greet tho dial
guished ladies, it took throe p d
to keep the people from orowdingin an
completely tilling tho house. Then
waa no red tape about tho rec< pt ion. A
tho people bled in they wcro introdtu
by President Northen, or some other ?
tho promiuout gentlemen, upon when,
foll the pleasant duty of acting as ce.
to tho gilesta ol tho day. Tor more kui
an hour tho people crowded in tho lilt ?
house, Mrs. Davis and her duugl.t
had a ploASant word for each, and ll
affair waa a moid delightful one. M
Wiunio was considerably fatigued by tia
reception, and at iti conolnsiou was c ..
riod back to Capbdn .Johnston's. I
other members of tho party took I u
in the eotUgo. Tho lunch was an ela'?
ontto ono. Among those prosent wer
Mr*. Davis, Mrs, Hays, President
MUH. DAVIS RBPMHS,
Northern, Governor aud Miss Gordon,
Colonel Li, c. Park, Superintendent
Nisbett, Mrs. E, c. Greer and Misa Fan
nie Greor, Mrs. Wm. ll. KOSH, M ra.
Miller, ol Columbus, Judge T. Nisbett,
Mr. Hope, of Hapevill. and Mr. Baoon,
01 southwest Georgia, who wat a class
mate of Mr. Davis ut West Point. It
waa about three o'clock when Mrs. Davis
and Mts. Maj s left Hm grouudsnud re
turned to Crest Hill.
flin SOCIAL I'EATUltK.
After a quiet dinnor, tho lady mom
born of Ibo Davis family began to make
roady for tho Thalian club (?orman and
reception, given in honor of Miss
Winnie This was tho social ovont of
tho week, ami a most delightful afluir it
wa-s. Tho Volunteers' armory, at which
tho gormnu was given, was elaborately
decorated . an I tho scone was a beauti
ful ono. lloro were gathered tho lending
BOOioty people of Macon, and their
guests from all parts of tho South
Beautiful women, handsomely ('re. sed,
made tho assemblage a brilliant one, ono
which was an honor to tho occasion.
.Mrs. Davis and Miss Winnie, woro escort
ed to tho armory by Captain Johnston.
Mrs. Hays did not af tend. Tho gorman
was led by Mr. W. H. Folton, Jr. A
pleasant incident waa tho presentation
to Miss Winnie of a beautiful brooch, ns
n souvenir of the occasion. It was tho
gilt of tho Thalian Club, and thc pre
sentation was made by Major William
Horny Rosa, prosidont of tho club, in n
few vomarks, Tho danoing was kept up
until after midnight.
TUB UBAUTII'UL ou r.
Tho fruit bowl ptosontcd to Mrs.
Davis is ono of tho handsomest pieces of
silverware over manufactured. Whon
tho Macon committee first wont to
Beauvoir, some of tho members were
struck with tho fad thal while many
beautiful gifts bad boen presented to
Mr. Davis and Miss Winnie at dit!- rout
limes, Mrs. Davis natl not bcou tho re
cipient of quito so much attention of
this nature. Tia y nt ? ncc determined
that .Macon should bo Leard from, and
tho result was tho order for this beauti
ful souvenir. The l> iwl, which is prob
ably eight inohes in diaintor, rests upon
a silver tray, upon which in inscribed tho
Mrs. J< her.-on Davis, from tho citi
zens of Macon, October loth, IS* 7.
The diamond brooch presented to
Mrs. Hays is in tho shape of a crescent,
and contuius thirteen diamonds, lt is
au oxquisito specimen of tho jeweler's
art. it is tho gift of tho State Fair asso
ciation through its directors, and .Mr.
Pearce Hom has been largely instru
mental ia ils purchase, lt cost about
Thc Thalian Club's favor was a com
bination hair pin aud brooch, lt ii U
star aud orescent, consisting of dia
monds, rubies and emeralds, sot ingold,
li must have cost nearly $200,
MACON, GA , October 20.- At 2o'clock
to-day tho old veterans drew up in lino
iu froid of thc Lauior House, and
marched to tho .lohn iton mansion, whore
Jeff Davis is stopping during his Btay iu
Macon, and from there ho was escorted
to tho Fair grounds, whore ho uuulu a
brief : pe. eh and reviewed tho remuant
soldiers. lu tho conreo of his address,
hot-aid: "Friends and brethren: I ant
Uko that flag, torn and tattered by
stol ms and years. 1 love ll for its own
sake; I love it for yours; I lovo it us it
memento of what your fathers did, and
hoped that you would do, There uro a
great many things that 1 would like to
SUV, 1 ut my physical condition will not
admit cd it. I wish my arms were largo
ami lo:;g enough to ombraoo you all at
once. Dod bless you."
At lld: juncture (love)nor Gordon
arose amidst wildest enthusiasm *ind
welcomed thc i >:-President to tho State,
and in behalf of tho people of Macron.
Brief sp? cohos wore luado by Sonntoi
Colquitt und others.
MA .>N, GA., October 27.- -To-day wai
Wi i and sloppy.* Tho city has boon WOli
QHod, and every train brings in now
arrivals. Mr. Davis and party wero pre
vented from going to tho park ti la^
and participating in tho SW nos and inci
dents cd tho clay, on account ed Ult
weather, This was a great disappoint
mont to tho crowd, although ever*
veteran saw him yesterday "nt homo.
All wanted to seo him again to d ty, bu
it was md deemed prudent for him tc
leave tho house.
Mr. Davis cannot attend tho Athen
fair, his physicians think it would s ri
OUsly endanger his Iii, Mrs. Hays am
Miss W innie have accepted tho invita
tion tendered them by tho Athenaeum <>
that city to attend a complimentary rc
OCptionin their honor, and Will lenv
Satur'ay morning for Athens. Tho;
will be the guests of Mrs. Howell Gobi
Mr. and Mrs. Davis wid return homo o:
Tho management of tho Academy t
Music tondorod a complimentary poi
formauco to Mr. Davis and party, in
oluding Governor Gordon, Senator Co
quit and other distinguished gentlenu i
Mrn. Bowers in "Daily Audlcy'u Secret
was tho programme.
A i,, nt from in? Hook or tho Past,
ibu.MOM, May 27, 1B71.-Tho lon
deferred w ish has bcou accomplished,
have seen and converse d with Prosidol
Davis. At last! Tears dim my eyes ns
rcali/.o that a gnat dcsiro bas bu n a
tained. I am writing history for yoi
my children, und your mothor tolls y*
now of lier interview witli tho nu
"whom sbo mott delights to honor
tells you of ouo President, Jeth r c
Davis, dearer, fur dearer now, in tl
hour of defeat, than ho Was when Old
Magistrate of the Southern Confodomc
How I sympathized with our fall?
j ehioitjiiu iu his degradation when bow
taken through tho streets of Angin
gum dod, no woman iu that hour of pe
dar.ng to wavo ber handkerchief to hil
or naiko sigu of sympathy-an hp
when mou were BO crushed by deft
that tho oloso oirriago passe d by crow
who, with uplifted bat?, dared not cbc
for fear of ubi ring bis fide. I could
nothing oluo for jrou- mi i'resi >ci,\ a
wo did all wo could. Wo mimed eui b
for you-our black-oyod, curly-hair
litllu boy whom WC nOVer dreamed
calling ter our suco, ?sf ul President.
Ins chango of fortuno wo felt honored
thus connecting ourselves with him.
1 read of his Incarceration in rortr
Monroe; sighed, hoped and prayed
his roloaso-(aught ioy children novcr
to omit tho prayer of "I pray Cod for
tho release of President Davis," and 1
echoed Mrs. Downing's touching appeal
when sho bogged that Johnson "would
give to us Jell" Davis back again; roloaso
liim for a Christinas present and thus
accomplish what ho novor had done-tho
subjugation of tho Southern women."
Whon at length "hopo dofurrcd hud
mado tho heart sick," the glad tidings
were Hushed through the country, ".I. IV
travis Jina buen roloascd," I thanked
dod and wept for joy, and Horneo
Greeley ?H ono Yankee for whom 1 retain
a warm place in my heart. Whatever
the motive, I thank and honor him for
that ono action, which ennobled bia lifo.
I hope. I may live to seo and thank him
forgiving soonrity for "our President."
A tsclcet committee of tho Now York
Union League called a meeting to take
notion upon Mr. Grooly's conduct, Re
plying to tlieir litter bo "dared them to
expel him." Ho begun his hitor:
"Gentlomon, I shall not attend your
mooting this evening. 1 have au engage
ment out of town and shall keep it. I
do not recognize you as capable of
judging, or even fully apprehending mo.
You evidently regard mo ns a weak .sen
timentalist, misled by a maudlin philos
ophy, 1 arraign you as narrow-minded
blockheads. That was a bold letter.
I atteuded a club meeting at--on
Thursday night. While conversing with
Mr, Carter he quietly remarked thal Mr.
Davis wa? in Augusta. "What, Presi
dent Davit??" I said, in tones of glad
surprise. Ho told mo "yes." ' I will
certainly go tho oity in the morning and
take Joff with mc," 1 romarin.d. Later
in tho evening c. group consistipg of TM v.
Carter and others were Conversing.
Others joined us, to whom 1 told tho
good nows, and Micro was a ring of ex
ultation and pride in my voice as 1 told
them "Jeff Davis was in Augusta."
Looking up 1 BOW that one of our North
ern guest? was Heated near mc; but what
cared I, as 1 remarked: "l am so anxi
ous to seo him-I do so honor and
roverenoo his namo." "Mr. Davis owes
the estimation which tho Southern peo
ple hold him in to his long imprison
ment," remarked Mr. Garter. This
piqued mo, "You must admit that ho
paid a high price to gain this admira
tion," l roplied. "Yes," be admitted,
"but Jeff Davis ought to thank tied for
bis hoing a prisoner. Had this not boon
tho caso bo would have geno to his grave
unhonored and unsung." "Why, Mr.
Garter, l am astonished," I replied, "but
I confess, 1 cannot arguo cooby with
you, 1 only know that his long impris
Dumont has crineared him to all true
Southern women. Mr. Davis has faults,
ns who has not?"
.lust then some ono called Mr. Bruce
to term a quadrillo, and then 1 expos
tulated with Mr. Garter, who is a minis
tor, for spooking in disparaging u-rms o?
Mr. Davis boforoa Yankee, and, ia touts
of bitterness I could not provont, I ro
tnarked, "One might possibly imagino
Mr. Davis 03 going to bis grave un
honored and unsung by Boothera peo
plo, when we soo Gonfedorato olUcors
ignoro tho tit'o which is their highest
honor, Why, wero I u mun who had
been in service, 1 should claim my rank,
from a corporal to a major general, as
tho badge of distinction by which 1
should wish to bo 1<nowa by all men."
Alluding to my remark, "that Mr,
Davis called tko Boothera women "thc
bar daughters ot his people,'" Mr.
Uartor said, "That was BO much liku Mr.
'.Why do you object to it?" Paid J.
for by this time all tho ontlitisiasm ol
my nature was aroused; "you aro u
minister; you speak of your congrega
lion as your people, tiny are more your :
than mino; just so. Mr. Davis alluded to
tho Southern people us his people; they
ure moro his Mum yours, ami 1 delight
to love, lo honor and reverence him.
Mr. Davis is tho only man living whoo:
I should feel willing to ki:<s thc hand ol
und feel honored in so doing."
I smiled as 1 reali/.ed hov, far my wo
man's love of hero worship, combin?e
with my indignation, had carried me,
and our conversation was changed let,
mutual oonsent, not until .Mr. Carter ha
expressed a sufficiently high opinion o
Mr. Davis to satisfy oven my wish to di
Yesterday morning Turner rode inti
tho city and Jeff and 1 drove in Mn
buggy. Wo hoped to seo Mr. Davis
Tho morning was beautiful, and u
roomorios of tho past-tho Con f?d?rai
past- thronged my mind, they wen
Boftoned by tho prosonco of beautifu
nature. Jeff and I talked, and ho pani
Bnutobes of little songs, and as wo drovi
through tho "Double Branohee" wi
watched tho tish aa tiny glided by, un.
my heart had a singularly uplifted feel
ing and an over present sonso of th
goodness of dod.
Arriving in tho city I rood that Presi
dent Davis would have a reception fror
twelve until two o'clock. Aeoompunie
by Turner, Jeff und Mary Vason, w
called ut tho Planters' Hotel. Coloni
Snead met us at the door, aud we waite
n few moments until a party who ha
been introduced finished their convert*
lion. "Is that President Davis?" 1 ci
quired, us 1 suw a gentleman bow to a
introduction, "Yee, wouldn't you liuv
known him by bi? pioturo?" "No,"
replied, "be is much bettor looking
youuger looking." J nat thou tho Pros
dent turned, and Colonel Snead int ri
duned us. i shook builds with him, un
for tho moment forgot all else in ti
gri at content of au accomplished hop<
Drawing my little boy to mo I intri
duct-d him ai "Jeff Davis Thomas." ii
look Jeff's hand in his, drew him olosel
to him and held there, with his an
around him, "I oanuot toll yoi
madame, hov/ highly I approciuto th
compliment," said ho. My heart warr
od at his reception of Jeff, and ? adda
"You will understand how dear you a
to tho 'dear daughters of your pconh
os you so gracefully term us, whon I o
plato to you that our littlo boy w
named for you tho afternoon you poasi
through Augusta a prisoner. Wooouldi
nothing else to show our sympathy, n
wo honored oursolvsos in oalling lum f
you." "My dear madamo," ho replie
"I upprcoUto thc compliment so mm
tho moro." Wo i ontinuod the conven
con a low moments longer, but darli
f ut. limo soul had met with soul and
?bink I understand his churactor beti
than 1 did l>eforo.
Wo withdrew to permit other inti
dactions, and as 1 stood and contrat
his ereot figure and graceful beari
i with those wno were presented to him
was proud of "our President." lie is no
epiiotly ologaut, BO perfectly sulf-pos
8668001 not haudsonio, but bearing about
bim that unmistakable air of a gentle?
mau, without which, for me, tho band*
Bomest face would have no attraction.
During cmr conversation Mr. Davie ro
marked to mo that "ho bad great faith
in tho Southern women-that they would
train their boys light," adding as hu
placed hi? hand upon Jeff's bead, "it
will all ooma out right. 1 may not livo
to seo it. but it is not in tho naturu of
God to allow the best people ho ever
made to remain permanently under the
rule of tho meanest." That remark gavo
me tho key to undorstond why it has not
for one moment occurred io nie to ren
der tho homage ot* kissiug bin baud as 1
bad tho night bet?re said 1 wotdd bo
willing to do. President Davis was tho
courtly, elegant gentleman, but not per*
feet, as that remark indicated. I do not
woudor after his treatment that bo should
talk BOJ bu* ho H mistaken, wo are not
tho best, nor are tho ?a .kees the worst
people ( ?od ? ver made.
As wo baile him good bye, numbers
continuing to call, ho again expressed
his appreciation of tho compliment I
hod paid him, and alluded to tho circum
stance under which .Jelf bad been
mimed, increasing tho value of tho com
pliment. Mr. Davis drew Jell' to him
and kissed him, and also kissed Mary,
wno was elegantly dressed and looking
beautifully. 1 shook hauds with bim
and loft boping taut this would not bo
tho last opportunity 1 should have of
Booing "ourPresident." I hive had no
President sim e then, cuni until a South*
oru man, not n Radical, presides in tho
White (louse l will aoknowledgo notio,
'ibo bone of coutontiou, ucgro sktvory,
ha? booti removed, and ?di may yet be
wall. .Not long since tho Pennsylvania
Legislature donated a largo sum of
money for removing tho Confederate
doad m thai State, and from my heart 1
Among tho distinguished men who
called ou Mr. Davis I observed Govornoi
Jenkins who has just returned from Eu
rope, Genoral Lafayette MoLaws, Gon
end St?.vail, and General Harris with
Aua OCTA, Ootobor 21, 1887.- -The
above wa i mitton sixteou years ago. My
little boy i a man now. Ho does not
know that I publish this, my interview
with "oar President," but be generally
thinks "mamma knows best." Mr,
1 lavis is an old gentleman now. 1 have
nevor seen him since. Now, us then, J
would render him homage. AH in thc
long ago "I did all I could," so uow 1
send thia leaf from my journal, and witl
it invoke God's Messing upon tho ex
President of tho Confederate States.
Mus. J, .1. THOMAS.
\ i>\"i Ot' THANKSGIVING
Tim Annual Proclamation by Hie I'rcsl
dont-Thmniliiy, tho ?lili liny of Novoui
lier v j, p , I H i. a.
WASUIXOTON, Octobi r 2~>.-The lol
lowing proclamation was issued late lill
A PIlOi I.AM.vriON.
Dy tho President of tho United States
The goodness and mercy of God wbiol
have followed the American peoplo dui
lug all tho days of tho past year claiu
their grab nil r?cognition and liumbi
acknowledgment, Hy His oxnnipoten
power ll?: bas protected us from war am
pestilence and from every nationn
calamity. Dy His gracious favor th
earth luis yielded generous return bj tb
labor of tho husbandman, and every pat
of honest toil bas lc?l to comfort un
contentment. Dy His loviug-kindnec
tba heiu ts of our peoplo bavo been rt
plonishcd with frat? mal sentiment an
patriotic endeavor, and by His unt il io
guidance wu have lua u directed in tb
way e>f national prosperity.
To tho end th wo may with oue ac
cord testify our gratitude for all thos
blessings, J, drover Cleveland, Pros
dent of tho United States, do burch
designate and set apart Thursday, tl
twenty-fourth day ol November next, i
a day of thanksgiving and prayer, to I
observed by all thc people til tho lam
On that day let all secular work and en
ploy mont be suspended, and ci* oi
people nssomblo in their aconstomc
places of wor.ship, and with prayer at
songs ?>t praise givo thanks to oi
Heavenly Father for all that lie has doi
for us; while wo humbly imploro fe
giveness ol our sins and tho contin?an*
of His mercy.
Lot families and kindred bo r?unit
on that day, ami let their hearts, lilli
with kindly cheer und affectionate i
niiiiiseeiice, bo turned in thankfulness
tho Source of all their pleasures and ti
Giver of all that makes thu day glad ai
joyinis, and iu tho midst of our worsll
and our happiness let us remember ll
poor, tho needy and tim un fortuna!
ami by our nifts of charity uud rea?
bonovolouce let us increase tho nome
of those who, with grateful hearts, sin
join in our thanksgiving.
In witness whereof I have set my lia
and caused the seal of thu United Sbil
to bu hereunto fixed.
Dono at tho city of Washington, tl
25til day of October, in tho year of o
Lord 1M7, oad of tho Imlopundunoo
the United States the I12tb.
By tho President: Thoa. F. D.iya
SecroUry o? SU.to. _
TH? Origin ol ? bo vv m ?i o Hood 1? "
Tho wc il "lioodlo" has gone inbi 1
United States language. Eastern nc
paliers, even those of Boston, uso
without quotation marks. We la Iii
tho word originally appeared in
Commercial Gazette in a ropoi t of 1
gruut American Esprcss robbery in C
ciuuati fioveral 3 cars ago. Ono Sum
afternoon a onodiorfiO wagon wai drb
np the oflleo on Etoo* street, a small ii
traveling safe loaded on ami taken ocr
tho river iuto Kentucky and rill
Larry 11 i/.en, tho famous old dotoeti
.employed by tho Express Company
work np th? oaso, anet ho succc?ih d
recovering moat of tho mouoy. WI
mot hy a reporter at the police stat
[ after tho lucky capturo 11 a/en throw
his banda in happy mood and exclaim
"Wo'vo got tho "boodle!" Tho w
was afterwards used to donoto mo
used for dishonest purposes in 1?
politics, and disreputable politioiftili
the oily and State oamo to be known
"boodlors" and their party as
"boodle party." Tho word sprca-l
usage ana is now common throng!
the country.-Cincinnati Commoron:
-...V, . ... '
IN HOMAGE OF THE HERO LEE.
LAYING TUB COHN Elt-STONI : OK TH li
MONUMENT AT UIOUMONl).
A I'ageaut aud n Celebration Worth} I
tito Great Chleltalii Iii Wilone Honor Hi j
wore Aliiile-Wadu llatuptoii >iur ^i. il . .
RICHMOND, VA., October 27.-lu suite
of tho raiuy weather thc city thia morn
ing soon (showell sigua of interest in tin
connu-.!; ceremonies, tho crowd being the
largest seen hero iu a gn itt many y< ors.
At a very carly hour tho Bound of drum
and bugle noted tho preparations for tho
grand parado. Before 10 o'clock tho
raitt bad temporarily ceased, bul tho
clouds remained uubroki u aud thrca ll
ing. People, however, scorned not to
notice this, but hod apparently made up
their minds to carry out thc programme
of thc day iu all itu detail:-, "rain or
Tho visiting military l'orco consista of
two corps of cadets, ono from tho Vir
ginia Military Instituto uud tho other
from tho Blaoksburg Agricultural and
Mechanic d College, two regiment of
Virginia infantry, throe companies of
oavalry, four companies of artillery, iwo
companies of infantry from North Caro
lina and ono irom .Marj land, Besides
t lioso thero uro so vc ral camps of Con
federate veterans from tl i lieront parts of
tho State and six bund rod veterans of
tho .Maryland Lino. Tho hitter arrived
hore this morning and their appearance
on the street, with tito Marino Band ol
Washington at tho hoad of tho lino,
created considerable interest, and they
wore everywhero greeted with enthusi
Pour professors and ?fty-flvo students
arrived tins morning from thc Washing
ton and Leo University. (General R. E.
Loo was at the timo of his death presi
dent of tho institution and was succeed
ed by his sou, General G. W. Custis
Leo, who i.i now president. Owing to ,
tho recent, illni- . of tho latter ho
unablo to participate in to-day'a cere
monies, but his brothers, Goueral W. ii.
P. Loo (popnlaily known us Uoonj
Leo and Captain Robert E. Leo, aro
hero. Tho only other immediate mem
bers of tho family uro two datlghi
who aro at present in Eliropo.
At n few minutes before ll o'el
everything being in readiness, the pro
cession began lo movo.
At tho head of tho linc, after detach- ;
monta of moulded police, carno tho chief
marshal of tho day, Gonoral Wad.
1 lampton, riding side by sido with
GovernorFitzhugh Leo, both, superbly
mounted. Then followed thc Govornor'a
staff, in brilliant uniform, and tho u.s-i.-,t
nut marshals. Nvrxt iu : ucees-ive order
carno tho Virginia Ooufodorato votcrau
camps, thc vctorans of tho Maryland
Lino, tho volunteer infantry of Virginia
and North Carolina, tho artillery and
then all tho various civic organizations,
embracing tho Grand Lodgo of Virginia
Masons, two commaudories of Knights
Templars, Blue Lodgo .Masons, Druids,
Elks, Junior Order of American Mo
ohanios, odd Fellows and other societies
iu regalia, i
Tho whole made such a display ns luis ,
never boen aeon in Richmond. Douse
crowds packed tho sidewalks along tho
whole route of inarch, timi tho populace
gave vont lo their enthusiasm in almost
incessant cheers, to bo but increased as
somo favorite or lamed organization
Tho procession was nearly an lu ur
passing a given point, tho Richmond
Uro department, with all its apparatus,
bringing up tho roar. Windows and
every other available elevated place ahoi ,'
tho lino of march we re lill, d \.ith peo- j
plc, mainly ladies, who cheered tho ?vol
tiroco&sionists by '.saving hats and hand- j
terelliefs, and expressed their pleasure I
iu various other ways. The scone as tho
hoad of tho column marched into tho
monument grounds ivan (despite tho
drizzle i very inspiring,
General Youle Hampton aud Govern* i
Loo rodo in frout, sitio by side, us lov
ingly HS when in Otbor days they com
manded tho oavalry of tho Army of
'Tho statue of Fume crowning Leo nt
tho entrance of tho grounds was Stir
rouudod by about ono bund rod votoran
inmates of th*' Confederate Soldiers'
Rome, and us tho lion-1 of tho lino ap
proached they unveiled tho statue and
llred a salute. This statue is a plaster
cost of colosf-ul size, au imitation granito
bose, designed and constructed b;> .lohn
A. Eldon and W. L. Sheppard, two of
Richmond's best know n artist;, and is a
decided feature of tho many designs and
decorations to bo soon throughout tho
city. Tho enthusiasm of tho veterans of
tho Leo Camp Homo svas touching to
witness, ivs thoy recognized so many o?
their old loaders and comrades in lino
aud greeted thom with un old-time Con
federate yoll, which, if not us strong ns
m ho mer days, waa at lOtV.t OS b arty
Tho grand stand, to which admission
waa bad ouiy by tickets of invitation,
waa soon ulled, while many thousands
stood in tho mud and ruin in as oloso
proximity as possible.
The Marino Rand of Washington
played "Dixio," "Huir Spangled H in
ner," "Yankco Doodle," and other pop
ular airs, while tho veterans, the (?rand
Lodge of Masons and other organiza*
lions took tho places assigned thom.
Despite tho constant drizzlo, wbioh
soon increased to a hurd rain, people
bold their places with amu/ing patience.
A veteran voioed tho sentiments of all
when ho said: "Wo used to follosv Marse
Hob in much svorso weather than liii!1,
aud surely we can cheerfully stand this
to do him honor."
Governor Leo called tho vast assom
bl age to order, und introduced tho Rev.
Dr. .Moses D. H?ge, of Richmond, who
offered a fervent and appropriate prayer,
in which ho thanked God for tho lifo and
oxamplo of R. E. Leo, and prayed (hal
his old soldiers and tho risu genera
tions might imitate his many virtuoe.
Tho Grand Lodgo of Virginia Masons,
the Most Worshipful Grand Master, W. |
F. Drinkard, prodding, took chargo oi
tho oomor-stono and, in "duo and an
cient form" and with tho imposing rites
of tho Ordor, proooodod to lay it.
At tho oonolusion of the ooremonioe
Governor Lee, in the name of tho Loo
iMBCMMIMBpMI*YV'fanni uvOTiai JJJJM*HU?-- .T....*-,
Monuuiont Association, rocoivod the
wojh from thu lund", of ?bo Grand Mas
ter, ami oxpiestcd tho hopo that tho
monument might "bo as enduring as tho
reputation of tho soldiez whoso memory
Al this juncture tho rain became BO
kcavj that tlu Governor, af ter consulta
tion with otlrors, announced thal further
i KI robes would bo suspended, and that
thu poem and oration would bo doliver
od to-nigld m tko hall of tho House of
Tho crowd oven tbonsoomod roluotuut
to disperse, bnt finally sought shelter in
thc best of humor, many proceeding to
tho Stuto Fair grounds to ?pond tho ro
maiudor <;t' tho day.
Among tho many ox-Confoderates
present, who were frequently greeted
willi oboe rs and applause as they were
recognized by the crowd, wer'". Ca nomi
u. LI. F, Leo and Captain Henry j.,:*,
.sons of thc dead chieftain, Goucruls
Wado Hampton, .Joseph 1',. Johnston,
Jubal A. Early, Daniel llugglos, J. D.
Emboden, liradloy T. Johuyon, Wm.
McComb, il. JJ. Page, Ocorgo S. Stuart,
H. S. Lomax, Hebert Hansom, Mat
Uausom, Ephu Hunton, C. .M. Wild se,
NV, I). Taliaferro, ex-Govoruor William
' unieron, United Slides Senator .John
W. Daniels, also Colonel ('burles Mar
shall, of General H. F.. JJCO'? stall", and
many others of les er rank, but oqually
well known and revered by the people el
TUB I.vr.Ni.vi CEulilllhVnON.
Tho evening ceremonies were held in
tho hall of tho House of Delegates, tho
.spacious room beni;-; lided to its utmost
Governor Lee introduced G< nora)
Jubal A. Early, to presido over tho
meeting. General Early was received
with great enthusiasm, After a brief
acknowledgment, bc introduced Captain
Wm. Gordon McCabe, of Petersburg,
who paid a glowing tribute to tin Into
Captain James Barron Hope, the gifted
author of tho poom whioh be WUK about
to road. Ho then proceeded with tho
Captain MoCabo's recitation Oi the
poora v.as masterly ?li its manaor nod
Was fr tenn ry iui rrupted with raptur
Gcuorul Eat ly next introduced Colonel
Charit:!) Marshall, military secretary of
General it. E. hu ?, who delivered tho
oration of tbs day, which waa au able
..ml eloquent review of theohoraob .. und
career of thc beloved Southern chi-. Hain.
At tho conclusion of Colonel Mur hali's
oration, the reading of which occupied
over an hour uno u half, Wndo Hampton
was called upon and responded in a ici
remarks, in tho courso of which ho said
I hat ho regarded Locas even a greater
mau than Washington, aud spoko oi tho
..pi at veneration which tho people I ?
South Carolina bad tor thc dead Con
General Early then closed tito pro
ceedings will appropri?t* remarks, sud
HID gathering dispersed, and thus ended
a day which will over bo memorablo in
the history of Itiobmoud.
Tim OKI. \ . KSI i.wnii:IT.
?Ur. Grady's IIIUNIMH C'-J1I?HI Out-lion Ile
WIM ?luc?' I lu m OMI ml eil.
(From ll o Athena Cn imo. )
Wo have fi'oqtu otly Ixen a ked what
ls tho giente.sl exhibit a tie. ??jII iii'ls?
Tho answer uiihcsibdiugl^ la '.ILoiiry
Grady." Ji is Grady who planned Ibo
Piedmont Exposition; Oraibj who ad
vertised it; Grady,.seconded by Senator
Cohiuitt, wii ? si cared ;i?" attendance of
tho President, aud Grady who got tho
Whol? State wild Oil Ibo subject.
A prominent Athens gentleman said to
Grady on tho ground:', ju I its wo wire
lini.tiling dinner, "C rady, 1 have often
beard ot a mun boiUg worth ill . weight
in gold, but yon aro worth your weight
in diamonds to Atlanta." Grady smiled
and blushed, and shirted lo ri treat, but
returned and related ll funuy experience
nt tho grounds the ulghl boforo,
"I was sitting with my family," said
he, "watohiug tho display ol Uro works,
aud to my astonishment Ibo (lan?os
throw out piolaros ol Govornor Gordon
and myfcoli. Tho compliment wan ap
preciated by in> friends, nun even after
Governor Gordon's picture burned out
mine remained. Finally, my loit eye
dropped out, rny noso ll/.zed away, and
my chin molted. 1 watohed nay own
dissolution with curious feelings, and,
mortifying to relate, w hen thc wboio
lae?: and head had been extinguished,
my mouth remained ii flaming brand of
lire. Tho crowd cheered, and for onco
in my life 1 was silent."
'i lic Cro|tH ni tiwi Vonr.
The anuual roporl of tho Commission
cr of Agrionltaro has been banded to the
printer, and wc are permitted totakotl e
Following extracts iroiu the report re
garding tho yield of the principal Ol ops
of tho State:
Tho .si?.l l m cotton ia estimated at
?05,ll'i bales, au increase over lost year's
erop of 7"),1 l l bales, Tho yield of corn
is estimated at 17,41)0,000 htisbols, r.n in
crease of 8,605,522 luc h?is. The yield
of tico is 07,782,020 pounds, a doorcase
of 1,848,002 pounds. Tho yield of win ni
is 1,121,4*12 bushels, a doorcase of 80,055
bushels, Tho yield of oats is 4.001,075
bushels, an in?rense of 800,818 bu. lids.
Tho yield of sugar cano is 200,700 gal
lons, a di eil uso of 50,001 gallons. '1 lie
yield of sorghum is 040,685 gallons, a
decrease of 0,070 gallons. Tho yield of
tobacco is 888,623 pounds, adocriasoof
181,686 pounds. Tho yield of peas is
705,810 bnshols, au increase of 13,424
lac h?is. Tho yield of sweet potatoes is
8,107,701 bushels, adeoroaso of 702,548
bui bois, Tho yield ol irish potatoes is
571,820 bushel--', a decrease of 100,208
bushels, It is estimated that thc yield
of hay, poavino hay and oom fodder is
806,240 tons, or 18,288 tons in oxees* of
lust year. The value of farm supplies
purchased during tho your in ostiruaU d
ut tho same as tho amount purchased last
Tho aggroguto valuo of tho principal
crops p roda cod tho present yoar is esti
mated at ^6,068,000, whioh oxoocds tue
value of agricultural productions as re
lurncd at the tenth census by about
$5,000,000, and thatof last year by about
J. K. i'livsioo's Merchant Tailor JOs
tablishmont, Columbia, S. G., is in full
bloat. Only a look will Convince any
ono. All that want a first-class fitting
suit try bim. A full lino of the best
I goods on hand.
'I'ALMAU K ON A NI MOSITY.
Ifo Tul IN Ills lloaren to l-Ixorclsfl I o 11 0111 -
?.ii I-'IM'K?voile**-Man, wilone Laal PIM I*
im Morey for Himself, Should ?rant lt to
' . 1 iurness your forgiveness to tho sun
set! If 3 011 don't forgive your enemies
you won't como near euough to tho har
bor ol' lleuvon to seo the lightship," said
Ur. Talnmge, addressing some 5,000
people in tho Brooklyn Tubernaolo ou
"Ob, let not tho sun go down on your
wrath," ho contiuued. '-Don't wait till
0.05 this ovoning, when tho min acts to
forgive, but do it at tho meridian. Vory
ninny people aro troubled with insomnia.
Few can sloop peacefully from 10 at
night till f! tho next morning. I'll givo
you an unfailing recipe for wakefulness.
Think over all thc wrongs that havo boon
done yoti by people, thon write u long
lcttor about it; take oui of their pigeon
holes ail tho meun things you know about
your ont mies, tuen go to bleep if you
can; lio on your^buck and you'll havo a
.'My friends, it is best to put a bound
on your animosities. Will you lot the
man who robbed you como and bond
over your pillow? AVhy not fcuco him
oil' with the golden burs of sunset? Why
lot these thoughts disturb your slurabora?
I'be fact is there tue thousands of mon
and women who let their thoughts do
stroy their physical haalth. Many a mau
carries beneath bis vest ?1 gnawing ani
mosity. There are hundreds of thou
sands ( ! families where tbero is tho
greatest nood of a spirit of forgiveness.
By thc memory of your lather's and
mother's gravo be reconciled.''
Dr. Tulniage related a case of faith
imo that,bu witnessed in JOuglund, where
tho uso of a womuu's arm, that bad boon
useless 1er years, was restored to ber in
prosonco of a number of people. "Hinco
thin," s ud be, "1 believe Clod can do
anything, l? a mun is ever so crooked
with hate for a fellow being, dod can
straighten bim out. Lay hold of Al
mighty Clod and he'll help you. History
tells ol' 11 man who hated bis father BO
muoh that be burned las body after bo
died, thou took tko ashes and put them
m i sicks ?ind tied hull the sueks to eagles
: ?nit flow east, und hull' to others that
" "mother reason why wo should for
give,'' said thu preacher, "is that wo
may not Uve to sec another day. Mo6t
u c o plo die botwoon ll at night and 'J in
die morning. Something in the atmos
phere seems t ) relax the body from tho
soul ut that time. They are apt to go
mil during the darkest hours ol' tho
uight, mid Heaven, always bright, is
I n ighter then when they eider it. Oh,
in that dark night, when we leave thia
world, our great plea will be morey.
What a plight our souls will bc in if wo
como uni >rgivingl
"1 know of nothing moro thrilling
th au tho discovory at Pompeii of that
ioldior who bad been on guard 1,700
your:-, standing with bandon sword, hoi
met on bead, at the post of duty, when
otbors in the doomed city were Hying
for their lives. We want to be on guard
for (?od, true lu re and true there. I
don't suppose I'm much more of a cow
ard t bun other people, but 1 toll you
plainly 1 could not' sleep to-night unless
1 e iiild shako bunds with any ono on
"It* a man won't reconciled you
give in to bim, 'Oh,' says somo woman,
'1 can't forgive "lier; .die's l ime too much;
she's trio hateful; it's no use; I can't for
give ber und 1 won't.' My sister, you
can if you try, A man says: 'That fol
low started those stories* m tho newspa
pors b id me; he's too mean for any
thing; I'll got even with him; I'll mako
bim squirm.' Better resign that feeling,
my fr loud. 'Hut,' says somo one iu tho
gallery, 'you don't know what I've got
to bear or you wouldn't talk that way.'
'.Then you maka me think of the littlo
girl who was helping bor fattier on
moving day. The father put a largo
package in lier ?inns, thon piled on
article after attiolo till a stranger, who
was passing, said: 'Hold on! you aro
pulling too muck of a loud on that littlo
gul.' Tho child, looking up askance at
tho stranger, saul: 'Father knows bow
much 1 can carry;' and our Father in
Heaven knows how much wo can curry.
"Another reason why wo ought to
ally tho sublimest action with tho
sublimest scene iu 1,atnie. It's delight
ful to have some old placo, old tree, old
room or old gate assoe:uh d with somo
action. Now, O man, associate tho sun
set with unlimited forgiveness of all
eueiiiies. If you fail ut first, go right
on. Shakespeare wrote seven plays be
fore he wrote 'Hamlet' and twenty-eight
before bc wrote 'Macbeth.' Tho man
or woman least to blame is generally tho
on" t<> t ike tho first step toward recon
ciliation, Oh, mun, take that ?tcp, it
will make you measure three inches moro
around tho chest, your respiration will
Ue better, 113c, it will make you moro
like O od himself.
"Harness your forgiveness to the sun
set. You've heard about the sunset of
Ibo Cordilleras, in the Apeniuoa and
Italy; but there ia a finer one to bo seen
when you throw all your animosities in
?md let the horses of Uro tramplo thom
out, the chariots ol tire r- ll over them,
the billows of lire o'otwhelm them. Clod's
greatest achievement is this MUK et ; your
"Von never saw two sunset? alike, mid
I think that if Cod can alford to hang
over the wall of Heaven moro master
pieces of natural art than all tho Italian
.md Venetian galleries contain ho can
take good caro of us. If dod be for us
who eun bo against us? Ho tho sunset
of earth is tho sunrise of Heaven."
Hrrnr nt n Funeral.
Tii-KIN, Ou IO, October 97.-Alu funeral
near Sycamore today, UH- team attacked to
the henrse ran away sod the vehicle was
reduced almost to kindling womb Tho
collin wtis d i I.. I to the ground, thc lid
101 II ott and Ila- corpse rolled into the ditch
hy the roadside. Other teams took fright
and a general panie ensued. Women
fainted, men jumped from thc carrlugos,
wagons were overturned, horses became
OD tangled In a general wreck, and several
pet ons were more Of less seriously Injured.
Kev. Mr. Howells, who was to have con
duced the funeral exercises, was perhaps
lt is said in Washington that immigrants
from Mediterranean ports Infected with
.IIIIII ra ure scattered allover the United
States, tt ls now proposed to send back all
vessels that may hereafter arrive from
I obolera ports if lt can lawfully I? done.