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ESTABLISHED 18G35. - NEWBEIRRY, S. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1889. PRICE $1.50 A YEAR
GLURIOUS EVEN IN DEFEAT.
Gen. Robert E. Lee 4fter the Surrender
Beautiful Domestic Life-Inteteoting.
fMargaret J. Preston, in the June
A brief period only had passed after
the surrender at Appomattox when
offices of homes began to be pressed
upon Gen. Lee. His family was origi
nally English, and he had many rela
tives among titled people in the old
country, who insisted upon his coming
and sharing for a time the ease and
luxury of their homes. But he posi
tively peclined to expatriate himself.
"No," he said, "I will never forsake
my people in their extremity; what
'they endure I will endure, and I am
ready to break my last crust with
" And he refused to leave Vir
Nothing ever gave him greater
than to witness personal
us efforts to overcome tne dis
of the war. To see a small
er attempting to fence his fields
'th green saplings was to him a sight
that made his eyes brighten. Many
homes were urged upon him in his na
tive State; but as my sister, Mrs. F. R.
Coke of Cumberland, said when he ac
cepted her offer of a vacant plantation
adjoining her own, which was a part
of her estate, "He chose among these
homes one of the most unpretending."
With furniture from her own house,
she fitted up for him and his family a
comfortable abode at "Derwent," Pow
hatani County, and here he gathered
together, for the first time since they
had,left Arlington, his wife and chil
dren around him. "Never shall I for
get," she said, "his unaffected grati
tude and his gracious acceptance of
this simple home I and my sons had
prepared for him. The plantation of
Derwent was only two miles from my
'" own, and our great country gardens
readily met the wants of the new resi
dents. As I saw the beautiful simplici
ty with which these trifling supplies
were received, it seemed impossib'.e for
me to realize that this was the man
upon whom the fate of the South had
hung; that this was the man for whom
thousands were ready to rush to death;
that-tiis was the man before whom
the hearts of all the Southern Confed
eracy bowed in reverence. One. day,
shortly after he came to Derwent, he
ver on Traveller (this famous
horse) to a neighboring country
which was also the postoffice.
e.people, black as well
as white, to see the General was in
tense, for this.was but a few weeks
after his surrender. He walked quiet
ly into the store and was engaged with
its proprietor in talk about the pros
pects of the crops and such like things,
when the place began to be crowded by
the country people intent upon catch
- ing a glimpse of the great commander.
He seemed not to observe them at first,
nut turning around and noticing the
~press around him he said, in an apolo
~etic way: 'Ah, Mr. Palmer, pardon
me for keeping you talking about corn
antd tobacco so long, for I see I am de
rtaining you from your many custom
ers.2 There was nothing whatever to
indicate the slightest consciousness
that the crowd had prossed to sea
I once heard it said by Prof. White,
the professor of G reek in Washington
College, who had himself been a Con
federate officer: "The first appeamance
of the General in our streets was thor
oughly characteristic. As I passed up
our main street one day in the sum
mer of 1S65, I was suddenly confronted
by Gen. Lee, on his fine war horse
Traveller, dressed in white lenen from
head to foot, wholly unattended, even
by his- black groom. Nobody in the
town knew he was coming. This was
as he wished it, for it was his desire to
shun every demonstration. Here was
the man who for four years had never
mnoved abroad without being attended
bga military staff composed of some or
he-mos-nt younger men of the
uth, and who never appeared any
where without being received with
enthusiastic shouts from all beholders
-now with only one person to greet
him, and an old Confederate to hold
his-stirrup! But as every man in the
town had been' a soldier, it was not
long before the street rang with
Few men were imore skilled in the
avoidance of everything that could
wound the feelings of others. On the
occasion of Gen. Lee's being su.mmnoned
-Washington to give testimony, an
incident occurred which illustrates
Lthis charaeteristic. A connection of
5my own, who attended him as one of
his complimentary staff, told me that
rwhen in Washingten there were mul
titudes of persons-and anmonlg them
many of the most distiniguished in the
land, North and South-seeking audi
ence with Gen. Lee; evening after
evening was occupied with these inter
was.'. Again and again had my friend
been beset by a person who had no
claim to be presented, anid as often had
She been waived aside on the plea that
the number of gentlemen coming to be
inrioduced was so great as to embar
Srass his provisional staft. But this per
Ssistent Confederate watched his oppor
tunity and made the best of it. Comn
ing up to Col. M--, when he was a
little off' his guard, he whispered:
"Take me up now, there is nobody
being introan'ed at this moment.."
-". He hahu see the General is
The highka grou p of otticers and
r..But in amna that it won't do to
He fell belheir conversationi?"
-soldier would not b.e
:Co M--thought thej
to lead him up to the General, and
thus in a moment put a stop to his
pertinacity. Taking hini,'accordingly,
by the arm, he drew him forward.
The large circle opened and allowed a
patlnway, aid the man was presented
in due form and received with as much
courtesy as if he had been a prince of
the blood. Col. M- was about to
lead him instantly away, when he
suddenly stepped into the open space
where the group had made way for
him, and in a rather loud voice said:
"General, I have always thought
that if I ever had the honor of meeting
you face to face, and there was an. op
portunity allowed me, I would like to
ask you a question which nobody but
you can answer. I seem to have that
opportunity now. What was the rea
son that you failed to gain the victory
at the battle of Gettysburg?"
To have such an ill-timed question
dropped like a bombshell in such a
presence was, to say the least of it,
embarrassing, and some curt rejoinder
would have been natural and to the
purpose; but Gen. Lee's kind-hearted
ness would not permit a rude dismissal
even to so unwarranted a questioner.
Advancing and gently taking him by
the hand, while all the listening group
stood around amazed at the man's pre
sumption, the General quietly said:
"My dear sir, that would be a long
story, and would require more time
than you see I can possibly command
at present; so we will have to defer the
matter to another occassion."
V * * * *
Gen. Lee's considerate courtesy never
failed him. He used to be overpow
ered with letters from every part of the
South, on every imaginable subject,
written by the wives and mothers of
his old soldiers, asking questions which
it was impossible for him to answer,
and 'seeking aid which it was inipossi
ble for him to give. Indigent women
would write, begging him to find
places where their boys and girls
might support themselves. Crippled
soldiers by 9cores sought for help from
him; and multitudes whose only claim
was that they had fought for the Con
federacy, entreated his counsel and
petitioned for his advice in every sort
I once said to him: "I hope you do
not feeL obliged to reply to all these
"I certainly do," was his reply.
"Think of these poor people! It is a
great deal of trouble for them to write;
why should I not be willing to take
the trouble to answer them? And as
that is all I can give most of them, I
give it ungrudgingly." And yet at
this time he had five hundred young
men under his management, and a
corps or twenty-five professors; and
this in a line of work totally novel to
His humility was as conspicuous as
anything about him. His religious
character was pronounced and openly
shown. But he arrogated nothing to
himself as a religious man. I was
present once when my husband in
formed him of an effort being made to
supply our county with Bibles, of
which it had been stripped to meet the
wants of the army during the war.
Thbe Bible Society was being organiized
and the general was pressed to accept
the post of president-"for the sake of
the cause; for the sake of the testimony
his name would bear; for the sake of
the exanxiple it would be to his five
undred students." My husband was
alled out before he had finished his
plea, and I was left in the library for a
few moments alone with the General.
[ shnll not easily forget the expression
f profound humility on his face, as
vith a subdued voice' he turned to me
"Ah, my dear madam, I feel miyself
uch a poor sinner in the sight of God
hat I cannot consent to be set up as a
hristian example to any one. This is
te real reason why I decline to do
what the colonel urges so strongly."
He was in the aet of saying grace at
his own dinner table when the fatal
stroke fell which terminated his life.
As to the immediate personality of
he man, we people of the South
aturally enough think that, take him
all in all, physically, intellectually,
x>cially and morally, we never saw his
qual. He was a superb specimen of
anly grace and elegance. He escaped
hat preciseness of manner which a
hole life spent in military service is
apt to give. There wvas about him a
stately idignity, calm poise, absolute
elf-possession, entire absence of self
onsciousness and gracious considera
tion for all about him that made a com
ination of character not to be suir
assed. His tall, erect figure, his bright
olor, his brilliant hazel eyes, his per
fect white teeth, (for he had never used
obacco,) his attractive smile, his
hivalry of bearing, the musical sweet
ness of his pure voice, were attributes
ever to be forgotten by those who had
once met him.
His domestic life was idyllic in it
eautiful simplicity. His devotion to
is invalid wife, wvho for muany years
was a martyr to rheumatic gout, was
pathetic to see. He had her often con
veyed to our many medicinal springs
n Virginia, himself riding on horse
ak beside her carriage. I recall one!
instance in which he p)receded her by
a few (days in order that he might have
n apparatus prepared under his skill
ful engineering, by means of which her
n'alid chair was placed upon a little
plat form and carefully lowered into the
bath, in order that the descent anid
scent of steps might be avoided. H is
tenderness to his children, especially
hiis daughters, w"as mingled with a
delicate courtesy which belonged to an
order day than ours-a courtesy which
times. He had a pretty wag of ad- z
dressing his daughters, in the presence
of other people, which would seem to
belong to the age of lace ruilles and
"Where is my little Miss Mildred?"
he would say on coming in front his
ride or walk at dusk. "She is my.3
light-bearer; the house is never dark if
she is in it."
He was passionately fond of nature,
and never wearied of riding about on
Traveller among our beautiful Virginia r
hills and mountains, with one of his
daughters invariably at his side. His
delight in the early flush of the spring,
in the rich glow of the summer, and in
the superb col:ring of our autumn
landscape was wonderfully fine and
keen. "No words can express," says
one of his daughters, "the intense en
joyment he would get out of a brilliant
He was fond of literature, and in
dulged all his life in a wide range of
reading quite apart from the bearings
of his profession. When at home he c
was always in the habit of reading S
aloud to his family. "My first and t
most intimate acquaintance with Sir g
Walter Scatt's metrical romances," one
of his daughters says, "came through
papa. He read them to us when we
were children, till we almost knew
them by heart, and the best English
classics were always within reach of t
his hand. One of the last winters of I
his life he read aloud to the family n
group the latest translation of the Iliad C
and the Odyssey." n
Gen. Lee possessed one quality which
only those who came into close inti
macy withihim were much aware of; he
had a delicious sense of humor. Many r
a student was turned aside from some d
perilous course by asly shaft, feathered h
with his keen wit, or by some humor
ous question which conveyed a gentle a
reproof, of which only hke for whom the
reproof was intended could understand
the bearings. He could be very stern
when it was ;necessary, but somehow
his sternness never embittered.
When he became president of the
college he immediately had morning
prayers established in the chapel; and
never during his incumbency was he j
known to be absent from them, if he t
was well and at home. The only t
things with which he ever grew im- C
patient were self-indulgence and fail- e
ure to d'uty. The voice of duty was to a
him the voice of God. Under no cir- i1
cumstances was he willing to disobey it
it, nor could he understand how others e
could * * * * * g
One of the last acts of his life was a
filial one. Accompanied by his daugh- o
ter Agnes he went to Florida to visit
the grave of his father, "Light-Horse b
Harry Lee." This journey-his last
earthly one-was a sort of sacred pil- ly
grimage. As he returned from Florida c
he sought out, in North Carolina, the
final resting place of his lovely daugh
ter Annie, who had died in the State o
in the early freshness of her beautiful a
girlhood, just at the moment when her
father wvas winning his most brilliant i,
successes. Agnes told me when she d
caine home of her father's extreme un
willingness to be made a hero of any- c
where, and of the reluctance hie miani
fested, which it took many pleas to ti
overcome, to show himself to the crowdp
assembled at every station along the y
route n ho pressed to catch a sight of M
him. "Why should they care to see c
me," he would say, when urged to ap- a
pear on the platform of the train
"wy should they care to see me? I t
am only a poor old Confederate." This t]
feeling he carried wvith him to the c<
latest hour of his life. i
Afraid of the South.
An Englishman who has been in h
this city for somte time, remarked the e:
other day that before he came to Char- o
leston he thought of providing himself fi
with a pistol and bowie knife against a
a time of need. He had heard that the a
people of South Corolina were blood- it
thirsty and dangerous, and for a while
he would not venture out on the streets
atnight. He did not care to be set
upon by foot pads and water the street H
with his gore.
His impressions were gained from
conversations he had held with the
Northerners, whose opinions of the ti
South, especially South Carolina, were el
formed by the sensational telegrams ft
they read, sent by correspondents, who, d;
for the sake of a few coppers, villify
their own people by scanldalouis tales el
and "big sensationms." The Englishmanian
has been in Charleston six nmonths' c<
and lie only intended to stay a fewyt
weeks. He said that he never was so
agreeably surprised in his life as he 1
was when he discovered the true in- le
wvardness of the people of the Sout hi.s
A Itubber shoe Tru:st.
NEw Yongm, June 13.-There was a ti
secret meeting of the rubber and shoe t<
manufacturers here to-day and it is c<~
rumored that arrangements were p)er
fected for a rubber shoe and boot trust.
An Impirove-d Mlady. t
Anxious Mother-Yes, lDoctor, my c
daughter is really ill.
D)r. Cardiac-Heart 'ff'eetionI, if I
have correctly diagnosed the ease.
Mother (in horrified tones-My
worst suspicions are con firmed, for she
has confessed to me that she actually
loves her husband. ('an anything be P
Dr. C.-I have hope, but you must ri
admit it's a rare and complieated case ti
'HE DEMOCR.1TIC LEADER FR 19':
he Unaninous Selection of Mr. Calvin S
Brice aE Chairman of the Executive Con
mittee-Tributex to the Late 3Ir. nar
num and Cnptain Dawson.
N Ew YORK, Juie 12.-The ctirridor
f the Fifth Avenue Hotel were aliv
ritli Democratic politicians thiiiorl
ug eager for participation in the meet
tig of the National )enocratic corn
aittee or for prognostication as to it
esults. Members of the coninnitte
vho have been in town several day
vere reinforced last night by other"
vhile morning trains brouight the muni
er almost up to the total iuelmbeli
Among those noticed in the vicinit:
f the committee room were B. Ii
malley, of Vermont; Senator lt
herson, of New Jersey; Gen. L'pshur
f Tenneisee, and Senator Camden, o
Shortly after noon the meeting wa
alled to order, and Carlos French pre
ented resolutions expressing regret a
he death of William H. Barnum, eulc
lzing the deceased as a citizen am<
tatesnan, and for his fidelity, liberal
y, impartiality and sound judgment
ireless. energy and acute penetratiol
ato the causes of political results.
Senator Gorman spoke at length o1
be good qualities of the departet
ader, and the resolutions were unani
iously adopted. The secretary of thi
ommittee, S. P. Sheerin, of Indiana
iade an address on the death of Capt
'rancis Dawson, of South Carolina, it
-hich he paid a high tribute to hi:
-orth and memory and briefly re
iewed his life. He also presentet
asolutions testifying the regret at hi
eath, and the high esteem in whic
e was held by the committee of whicl
e was a member. These were als<
The nomination of Calvin S. Brice t<
e chairman of the committee was thel
iade by Judge McHenry, of Ken
.cky, and was seconded by Senato
orman. He was unanimously elected
The resolution on the demise of Capt
rancis W. Dawson was as foilows:
Resolved, That Captain Francis V
)awson, member of the committee foi
ae State of South Carolina,was lookec
) by his associates for many years o:
>mpanionship in that zealous and in
lligent discharge of duty which wan
aracteristic of his earnest dispesitior
ad bright mind. The dreadful calam.
y that cut short a career already riel
i performance, but with promise of
et more brilliant results, from ripened
Lperience, has been deplored by all
od citizens of his State, by hosts of
-iends throughout the country, and by
embers of the journalistic profession,
r which he was an ornament.
Gifted with the rare charm of amia
ility and gentleness, lie on several oc
isions displayed the highest persona]
)urage and endurance. He was moral
-, as well as physically, of the bravesi
We condole with those whom hisun
mely death has most sorely affliicted
ad with his fellow-citizens geners.lly
a the loss of so gallant a man, so firm
Democrat and so excellent a citizen.
S. P.'Sheerin, of Indiana, in speak.
ig to the resolution, entered into thc
etails of Captain lDawson's life, Het
'as born in London, he said, and in:
)ming to this country at the age of 20,
hile war was raging, secured a posi
on in the Confederate navy, his synm
.thies being on that3side of the fight.
[e subsequently joined the army, and
hen hostilities ceased was ranked as
aptain. He began journalistic wvork
Richmond, and afterwards went tc
harleston, where he became editor ol
e News and Courier. CaptainDawson,
te speaker said, was a painstaking,
>urageous and conscientious journal.
t. He belonged to a profession which
ields more influence for good or ill
tan any other. and he never fell short
its highest requirements.
He not only had the courage to fight
is enemies, but he also had that high.
-type of moral courage which enablet
ae to difiier with his friends. His in
uence was always for good. He had
high personal standard of morality,
ld made an honest effort to live up tc
A CLEVELAND LETTER.
e writes to the Maryland Tariff Reform
BA i LTuona , June 13:.-The Secre
.ry of the Maryland Tariff Refornm
ub has received the following letter
omn ex-president Cleveland, undI(er
te of June 11th:
"Your letter informing me of rmy
eetion as an honorary member of the
aryland Tariff Reform c:ub is rec
ived. I accept the courtesy thus
ndered me with thanmks. The obtjects
id purpose of the club, as:set forth in
eo de-claration1 accompanying your
tter have my hearty sympathy and
phport, and I believe their accom
ishment abtsolutely essential to the
-eatest p)rosperity of our people and
te highest development of our coun
y. You must, however, p)ermilt me
say that as far as pairties are con
rued, my hiope and reliance for the
~tter condition of things are uponi the
emocratic party organization, which
my opinioni cannot be true to its
aditions andi ancient creeds wi thout
hearty and earnest espousal of the
use to which your club is devoted.
(Signed) "t ; ovER CLEVELA NI).'"
shelby Escapes Frohibition.
SHELrUY. Junie 12.-The vote in thet
~ohibition election was con vassedl to
~y. License, 1,071; no license, 1,041:
ajority for license, 30. The wvets car
ed six townships out of eleven, one
ed. At the last election the county
ent wet by two votes
DEATH OF DR. ANDREW SIMONDS.
SRe markable Career of:t Successful Business
Jlant-School Teacher, 1lhysician aml
Financier -Probably the Richest
Man in the State.
[Special to the Begister.]
( "'1ARl STON, June 1.-lu the death
- of DIr. Andrew Siiionds, one of the
- most conspicuous figures in the history
. of post bcllum South Carolina has passed
Saway. Dr. Simonts had been a con
firmed dyspeptic nearly all his life. A
few days ago he was attacked with in
l.animation of the bowels, which ren
dered a surgical operation necessary.
- This resulted in his death at. 7 o'clock
Dr. Sinond's history is a romance.
lie was a native of Abbeville County,
and a connection of John C. Calhoun,
his mother being Jane Hamilton Cal
houn. In 1860 lie married a daughter
of John A. Calhoun. He began life as
a school teacher in the West at the age
of 18 years. He had never opened a
Latin book in his life when he was
called upon to teach Latin. He learned
it, and kept just ahead of his pupils as
long as he taught them the classics.
While in the West he boarded with a
physician, from whomI he succeeded in
getting hnmself qualified to practice
medicine. Finally he abandoned both
protessions and turned his attention to
mercantile pursuits. In 18.59 be retired
from business with a fortune.
About this time he entered the bank
ing business. The State Legislature
had decided to establish a branch Bank
of the State in the upper section, the
parent bank being in Charleston. The
work was entrusted to him, and he es
I tablished the bank in Abbeville. It
was at his suggestion that the moneys
and assets of the mother bank in
Charlestc n were sent to him at the
breaking out of the war in 1861. He
saved them all and returned them to the
State in the fall of 185.5, without the
loss of a single dollar.
It was after the war, however, that
his remarkable career began. He or
ganized the First National Bank of the
city in 1S65, was elected president, and
filled the office till his death. At the
expiration of the bank's charter, a few
years ago, the stock was worth many
times its par value. A new charter
was obtained and Dr. Simonds of late
has run the bank almost alone.
He is said to have been the richest
man in the State. He was a firm be
liever and a large investor in United
States 4 per cent. bonds. It was only
within the past few years that he went
into real estate. He was vice-president
of the National Bankers' Association,
and a frequent contributor to the
columns ofjournals devoted to finances.
The value of his estate cannot be cor
rectly stated, but it is thought reaches
largely into the millions.
His eldest son, Andrew Simonds, jr.,
niarried a popular New Orleans belle,
Miss Daisy Brux. There are t wo other
sons and a daughter.
A Wholesalale Meat House in Columbia.
The Armour PackIng Company of
Kansas City, Mo., will,.in a few weeks'
time, establish a branch house in this
city to supply the trade and consumers
with their products. Carrying out the
plan of establishing branch houses in
all the principal cities of the South,
the company has located such at Jack
sonville, Fla., Atlanta and Macon, Ga.,
and Wilmington, North Carolina, and
has just completed a building for one
at Charlotte. It is now intended to es
tablish a branch at Charleston and one
here. T he meats, etc., are packed in
Kansas City anid sent on iu refrigerator
cars and placed in the buildings of the
local branches, which are constructed
on much the same principle as the re
A Narrow Escape.
The Rev. A. E. Torrence, -the colored
Presbyterian p)astor of this place, re
turned last Saturday from New York,
wvhere he had been in attendance on
the General Assembly of die Northern
Presbyterian Church. Mr. Torrence
had made ant engagenient to deliver a
Sunday-school lecture in Johnstown,
Pa., last Sunday a week ago, and wvas
on the train, on his way to JIohnstown,
that fearful Saturday of tihe .Johns
town disaster. He expected to go on
the train that was wrecked, but did g o
on a second train running a few nmiles
behind this train. He got within five
miles oIf .Johnstown, when tihe conduc
tor of his train received a telegramn,
advising himi of the flood.
Is This What Ails You ?
Doyuhave dlull, heavy headtrachie,
obtruction of the naisal passages, dis
charges falling from the head into thle
throat, sometimes prfue watery, anid
acridl, at others, thick, teniacious, mIu~o
us, purulent, bloody and putrid; eyes
weak, watery, and inflamed; ringing in
the ears, deafness, backing or coughing
to clear the throat, expectoration of
of'enisive matter, together with scabs
from*ulcers; voice changed and nasal
twang; breath ofi'ensive; smell- and
taste impaired; is there a sensation of
dizziness, with miental depression, a
hacking cough and general debility?
If you have all, or ainy considerable
number of thlese sympkltoms1, you are
sutflerinlg from Yasat Catarrh. The
more complicated your disease has 1b
cone, the greater the number amid di
versity of symnptomis. Tlhiousands of
cases annnually, without nmnifesting
half of the above symiptomls, result ini
coInlmpion, and end in thle grave.
No diseaIse is so commllon, more decep
tiv;e aLd dangerous, or less understood,
or more unsucces.sfully treated by
phy3sicians. Thbe man ufacturers of Dr.
Sage's Catarrh Remnedy,'of ter, in good
faith, a reward of 500 for a case of this
disease w,~hich they cannot cure. Trhe
r yl is sold by drnugists, nt only 530
Waiting for Boodle.
[Special to the World.]
Washington, June 7.-The South
Carolina office seekers are well repre
sented here now. Toni Miller, J. B.
Hyde, of Greenville, and J. H. Osten
dorf, of Charleston, are the latest arri
vals here to-day. Mr. Hyde wants to
be postmaster at Greenville.
The White House and the depart
mients were swarmed with the Caro
linians this morning. Mr. Ostendorf
filed his application for collector of in
ternal revenues with Secretary Win
dom this morning. Among those who
saw the President were Miller, Smalls,
Webster, Ostendorf and Hyde.
Dudley, when here, blowed consider
ably about an alleged independent club,
organized a short while ago in Charles
ton, composed wholly of whites. The
straight republicans laugh at the idea
of the existence of such a club. They
say that there are not enough white re
publicans in Charleston to form a club
with twenty men, much less one with
three hundred members, as Dudley
THE THREE HUNDRED INDEPENDENTS.
[Charleston World, 13th.]
A World representative met a white
citizen yesterday, and the conversation
turned on the three hundred Indepen
dents alleged to exist in this city. The
citizen said the statement was true;
that there were three hundred Indepen
dents, and that they were increasing.
"Are they organized ?" queried the
"Yes; and they have been holding
meetings, and do meet regularly."
"When and where ?" asked the re
"Oh, that can't be told just now,
and especially to a newspaper man."
"Will you give me an idea of the
composition of the alleged new party?"
"They are white citizens who are dis
satisfied with Democratic rule, and,
while not Republicans, are inclined
that way, at least on national affairs."
"Is the McLane gang involved ?"
"There is sympathy between the In
dependents and their views."
"You are not office-seekers, are you?"
"Not all, of course, because there are
but 300 or more officers to be appointed.
Some of the prominent members of the
party-I mean the Independents-are
candidates for office, and in my humble
opinion, will get them. So far we
know that our friends have been pro
"What will the regular Republican
say to all this?"
"We don't care what they either
think or say. We are moving within
the radius of the Harrison policy and
"Give ie one or two strong names
>f citizens, natives I mean, wno are
"It is not proper to do so yet, but
they will esme out in good season. You
will be surprised to see who is wil,ling
to sacrifice himself for patriotic pur
"You wou't give nme one name, or
et me attend one meeting, or inform
me to the trifling extent of formulating
in opinion as to the standing or con
sistency of your confrers ?"
"No; not yet. I will tell you this
however. The collectorship of the
port, United States Marshal, and
postmastership are all settled."
"In whose favor, pray ?"
"Ah! telling is knowing," said the
Independent encyclopedii, and turned
to go, and did go, wvhen ended the con
.sMALLs GETs TREBE.
[Special to the Charleston World.]
WASH NGTON, June 13.-Bob Smalls
bas at last gotten there, as is the com
mon saying. The President late this
fternoon appointed Smalls Collector of
Customs at Bleaufort. The regular Re
publicans are jubilant over this appoint
You correspondent was the first one
to notify Mr. Smalls of his selection for
he collectorship which was a great sur
prise to him.
Mr. Smalls says that as soon as he
receives the official announcement of
is appointment, he will be prepared
to give bond to any amount asked for.
Contestant Miller is not happy over
Smalls' success as he has been trying to
prevent his appointment by every
neanis in his power.
Smalls was endorsed by every mem
>er of the houses of both branches of
Longress for the position. Congressmen
who are in this city are sending their
yongratulations to him over his success.
A Journansvtic Marytr.
Managing Editor-Where is Mr.
City Editor--He has locked himself
ni his room; eats nothing and won't be
>ut for forty-eight hours.
31. E.-Drunk or crazy ?
C. E:-Neither. Simply thinking up
ewv adjectives for the swveet girl gradu
D)eafness Can't be Cured 4
>y local app,lication, as they can not 4
-eachm the diseased portion of the ear.
Lhere is only one may to cure deafness,
md that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused by an inflamed con
lition of the mucus lining of the eus-C
;achian tube. When this tube gets in
lamed you have a rumbling sound or
nmperfect hearing, and when it is en
:irev closed deafness is the result, andi
nle.s the inflammation can be taken
>t anid this tube restored to its nor
nal condition, hearing will be des
royed forever; nine cases out of ten
re caused by catarrh, which is noth
ng but an infiamed condition of the
We will give Oue Hundred Dollars
~or any case of deafness (caused by
~atarrhm) that we can not cure by tak
ng Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for cir-t
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.
amiSod hy Druggists, 75c.]
Horns of a Dilemma.
A queer incident about the adventure
of the famous Henry Clay with a
Washington goat is fresh from the lips
of a general of the army. - He says:
"I think I can tell you a new story
about Henry Clay which has not been
printed. I was a boy at the time.
Clay and a party of Congressmen were
walking down Pensylvania avenue on
their way from the eapitoL In those
day's Congress generally adjourned
about three o'clock in the afternoon
much earlier than it does now. We
boys were playing with a goat owned
by Goldman Nailor, the father of the
"Well, Mr. Clay came along in the
most dignified fashion, but there was
evidently something about him which
attracted the goat's attention. With a
bound the goat made for Mr. Clay; but
the latter saw him coming, and ap
preciated the danger. We yelled,
'Look out!' But that was unnecessary,
for Mr. Clay siezed the goat by both
horns and held him.
That was a comparatively easy mat
ter; but it was an open question as to
whether Mr. Clay had the goat or the
goat him. As long as Mr. Clay held
on he was safe enough, but he knew
enough about goats to know that the
moment he let go he would be butted,
sure as death. There were various sug
gestious made by the Congressmen pre
sent, but none of them seemed to suit
the exigencies of the occasion. Finally
Mr. Clay appealed to the boys. One lit
tle urchin stepped forward and said, in
a sharp, shrill voice:
"' Mr. Clay' turn his head to the
right ana run like blazes.'
"Clay obeyed the instruction, and an
instant later was safe in a store. The
goat went bounding down the avenue.
When Mr. Clay came out of the store,
he called the urchin up to him, and
patting him on the head said:
" 'My son, that was the best advice I
ver had.' "
The New York Sabbath Committee
lave sent out a petition, already unan
mously signed, requesting
"That,except in cases of neccesity, the
onductors, drivers, and other employ
es of your roads be given one day's
est in every seven, and that this rest
>e so distributed as to secure to every
nan the half of every alternate Sun
This petition isaddressed to the offi
ers and directors of the street railroad
ompanies of New York-whether
ity or State we are not clear. It is
ise to give this direction to the first
nstance, but it ought not to stop here.
[f the corporations do not regard it, we
1ope that the politicians will address
;hemselves to the Legislature. A Sab
>ath-lover, who desires to secure even a
yart of the Sabbath for his church or
iis family, has no chance to secure it,
lingle-handed, against a Sabbath-disre
;arding corporation; and if the officers
and directors cannot be induced to
nake the provisions asked for in this
yetition, we hope that the Legislature
will be asked to interfere in behalf of
he overworked men. The law lim
ting the hours of labor has been sue
~essfully enforced; a law similarly lim
ting the days of labor would be equally
~apable of enrorcement.
SmaU Bits of Wisdom.
It is better to have a permanent in
~ome than to be fascinating.
The man diligent in his business
'hall hold four kings.
He that winketh with his eye shiould
ake heed lest he become slewed.
Many a man has ruined his eyesight
y sitting in a barroom looking for
iork.-Atlanta Southern Star.
Because you find Gilead is out of
yalm it isn't well to seek a substitute
n a corner saloon.
Charity covers a multitude of sins
nd keeps them warm and healthy.
~ebbah quarrel wid yo' nabur 'kase his
ligion doan' seemi soun';
ats ob roads dat start out dif'rent wriggle
roun' to de same town. --Detroit Free
When you're right you can't be too
adical, and when you're wrong you
~an't be too consrvative.-Rtude Phil
There is one kind of vice that never
ticks to young people long enough to
murt thenm, and that is advice.-Troy
Casualties at a Pienic.
[Special to Charleston World.]
FLORENCE, June 8.-The Methodist
unday-schiool picnic which was given
o-day at Black Creek carae to a sad
Freddie, the only son of Mr. W. Z.
Cettles, an engineerer on the Atlantic
joast Line, while in bathing with sev
ral other boys in the creek, was
Charlie, a son of Mr. C. H- Newman;
~ot his arm broken by jumping from a
vagon at the picnic. The rest of the
rowd got wet by a heavy rain.
A wicked DIemiocratic paper refers to
;he bureau over which Mr. Clarkson
resides in Washington as Mr. Wana
naker's "suspender department."
sioux City Journal.
He was sitting at ahotel table and the
vaiters was pretty but red haired. He
sked her to please pass the "white
orse" radish, and she froze up so solid
hat up to the time he left, the next
lay, snow wouldn't .melt on her..
Seattle as a Phaenix.
SEATTLE, W. T., June 12.-The work
of cleaning away the debris in the
burned district began yesterday in
earnest. All the contents of the
vaults of the various banks have
been found to be in perfect order. Tel
egraph, telephone and electric light
wires are being rapidly replaced. The
telephone system will be in operation
in a few days and the electric light in a
few weeks. The waterworks are al
ready in operation, railroad and steam
boat transportation has hardly been in
terrupted by the conflagration, though
considerble inconvenience has been
experienced by both in laiding pas
Business houses are finding locations
in tents and temporary structures,
schools have started up .again and all
the churches except Trinity Episco
pal and the Methodist Protestant
held services as usual on Sunday. The
daliy newspapersare all issued as usual,
Offers of aid continue to pour in, to
gether with much money and more
provisions. No statement of losses can
be made more accurate than that al
ready given. The loss is placed at $15,
000,000 and this, it is believed, will be
a good estimate. Cantributions of
cash now aggregate $308,000.
The Chronicle's Literary Prizes.
The Augusta Chronicle offered sev
eral prizes, some time ago, for the
best poem, the best story, and one or
two essays. The awards have been
made, and it will be seen by the fo
lowing from the Chronicle that South
Carolina carries off three of the four
prizes and Edgefield two of the three:
1. $25, best poem : Thou Canst Not
Forget, by "Wisteria," (Miss" Ella
2. $50, best story : Angela, a Memory;
by "Mara," (Mrs. R. C. Watts, Lau
rens C. IL, S. C.)
3. $50, best essay on farming: By
"Horn's Creek," (Mr. T. W. Rainsford,
Trenton, S.C.) -
4. $50, best essay for manufactories
and small industries in the 'South-: By
"Rob't J'Ans," (Miss Rosa Woodberry,
The conmittee award no prize :for
any of the articles about improving
The Firm of W. H. Chafee & Company
The firm of W. H. Chafee & Com
pany, wholesale grocers, have failed
for :the amount of about $12,00.0. I
stated that the failure was not a sr
prise to the business mei of the city,.
and that for some time the banks have
been afraid of their paper. M'essrs. W.
K. Brown, A. W. Canale and W.
K. Holmes are accommodation en
dorsers to the firm's paper, the first to
the amount of $5,900, the second $5~000,
the third $1,200.
Mr. Chafee has made no~assign
ment, and will make none. He will
continue business until.the fall, at least,
when he expects,to collect a great deal
of money that is in outstanding debts.
An Awful Calamity.
SAN FRANcIsco, June 13--The
steamer City of Sydney which has just
arrived from Yokohama and Hong
Kong, brnngs the tidings that' the'
Shangai Mercury of May 20, publishes
news received from a correspondent at
Chung King, who writes that Luchow,
a city of some importance in Szechuen,
situated on the upper Yang Tsze, is
nearly completely destroyed by fire.
The fire broke out on the evening -
of the eighth day of the third moon'
and burnt- furiously till the tenth.
Seven out of the eight gates of the city
are said to be destroyed and the loss of
life, burt and trampled to death is esti
mated at not than 10,000.
Orangeburg's Street Railway.
[Special to Charleston World-.]:
ORANGEBUJRG, June 7.-At ameeting
of the directors of the city street rail
way this afternoon the contract was
awarded to a responsible party, who
agreed to have it done inside of two
months. The track will be laid from
the depot to the Riggs corner. The
rails are to be forty pounds to the foot,
and laid on stringers.' The South Caro
lina Railway Company will lay the
track from the depot to the railway
crossing. The estimated cost of track
laying will be $7,000.
Three O's Bonda Musnt be Paid.
At a meeting of the trial justices of
Rutherford County, N. C., held o. he
4d inst., by avote of 30 to 10, .they
ordered the County Commissionesr to
levy a special tax suffcient to pay in
terests, cost, etc., of the $100,000 bonds
Issued in favor of the Three C's railroad.
This act was in obedience to the U. S.
District court, instead of conformity to
the recent- order of .Judge Clazk's
county court, which decided these
Three C's bonds null, and ordered the
non-payment of these bonds Nul.infer
The news was received with the. ut
most satisfaction by the community
that he had terrorized; but the arrestof -T
a disease that is stealing away a310.ved
and valued life, is an achievement ta
should inspire heart-felt oratitude..
Chiliness, cold extremities, epressed ;
spirits, anifestremely miserable seissa
tions, wthale, wan features, .are the
results of disordered ~inyandieere
Arrest the cause a*toe b4 I~
Pierce's GoldenNMedent vey,
is apurelyr egtable detetive, .
ferretr ooad captorertemn