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ESTAB3LISHED 1865. _NEBRYS.C,RDA, JUME 1189.TIEAWE,~.OAYA
1) A -nTJiUIT) T MA' 11AT ItUnTAi --- - --.
ritrifla J IV IJULDID
TOE FIBST REGIMENT OFF To vinexI
Atf itstl.uoiaetlo Send Oft Givena to the Soui
Carolina Soldiers by' the Cloimens of the
Capital-Governor Elleibe Makes
them a Voinplimentary and En
couraging Address-It Was a
Sort of Flag Day in Colum.
-bis avid Nothing Was
Thougxlt of Except to
Pay H onor to the men
who had Volunteer
ed In the War A.
[News. and Courier.]
Columbia, June 0.-This has been
a memorable day in the Capital of
the State of South Carolina. United
States and State flags have been
seen on every hand. They were
even displayed from -the top of the
Capitol buildipg. They swung across
Main street on ropes and were flying
from buildings, balconies and awn
ings, while not a few were carried in
the hands of young women, who
waved them again and again. The
time for the departure of- the 1st
regiment of South Carolita volun=
teers had come, and the oedasion was
one that will go down in the history
of the city. Never before since the
time that Sherman marched his sol
diers into Columbia -and burned the
city has as striking a scene been wit
nessed, and it was curious to note
that there was marked difference be.
tween these soldiers for business
and the peace soldiers so often pa
raded. These men, who have re
sponded to the call of their country,
were not clad in bright uniforms
some were only in their shirt sleeves,
and not a man in ranks had a gun
of any description. All weapons
save the side arms of the officers had
been turned into the State armory.
The business places in the city were
closed up for the afternoon by mu
tual consent, and not in recent years
has such a crowd been seen in Co
lAibia as that which gathered at
the Union-depbt to seo the boys- off
and bid them God-speed. Ui)der
the shed it was impossible almoit to
force one's way from. one point to
another. For a block up the track
outside the shed it was the same
way, and the streets leading to the
depot were filled with people, and
the people wore .movod to such en
thusiasm that the older residents of
the city could hardly believe that
they were in staid Columbia. The
vast concourse of people, all pos
sessed of healthy, vigorous lungs,
was composdd of men and women
and children: * they came not alone
froin Columbia, but from other towns
amnd cities in the States. Affecting
scenes were witnessed on all aides.
"Dixie" was played by the bands,
time and time again, and.-when the
stirring air was heard thousands of
throats vociferated hearty American
cheers. Hearty handshakes were
indulged in; mothers threw their
arms around their soldier sons and
wept; friends said earnest -words to
friends at parting; fathers told their
s>ns. that the honor of their State
was in their bands, and bade them
guard it sacredly; old soldiers wept
from sheer regret at their inability
to respond to the desires that swelled
in their broasta again for the first
time in thirty years. The soldiers
themselves were full of ernthusiasm
the entire day, and when the bugle
call to "duty" was sounded in the
afternoon the men answered and
rushed to the pciuts of formation.
Although a few days ago there were
nearly three hundred men laid up in
the hospital, when the call came
they were in their places, with but
ojie or two exceptions, and those
men made the attempt to march, but
the surgeons took them out of ranks
and. sent them to the depot. One
*of these was Capt. Newnham, of the
TH~fE .sOENE.AT THEl' cAMPS.
The regimental band- has received
ita new instruments, and the men
* were ready'to make use of them.
When I1 arrived at the camp, so soom.
to be abandoned, it was about 1.80
P. M. T1he tented village had die.
appeared, and the mon were clus
tered under- the shade trees getting
their army blankets around their
shtmlders for the march. The ofli
cers' horses were being led up hero
-IU0 %1 C.uu Uvery&UUg was nemug
made ready fov the first move ..f the
South Carolina regiment. It was
not long before Col. Alston gave the
order for the "duty" call on the
bugle, and it was sounded, the men
rushing to their places in ranks with
cheers, tossing up their hats. 8ov
oral touching farewells on the picket
lines were suddenly interrupted by
the c 11. Thi n the men stood in
rauk.i in the hot sun for a short
time. While standing thus Capt.
Ezra B. Fuller, U. S. A., who had
niitered the men went from com
pany to company, telling the officers
and men good-bye. Each company
in the regiment gave the popular
officer hearty cheers, which he ac
knowledged most gracefully.
At 2.15 P. M. Col. W. W. Bruce,
assistant adjutant general, in full
uniform, rode up and reported to
Col. Alston that his Excellency,
Governor Ellerbe, -and 'his escort
were approaching. This was the
news that had been expected. The
regiment was then formed very
quickly and in a manner that re
flected credit upon all the officers.
In a short time up rode Governor
Ellerbo, Adjt. Gen. Watts, Cols.
Jones and Claffy, Col. W. Boyd
Evans, Col. Bruce, Major B. B.
Evans, Dr. Hopkins, Capt. E. E.
Calvo, Dr. F. D. Kendall and a ison
of Col. Jones, who acted as courier.
All were in full uniform save the
Governor, and each was mounted on
a handsome charger. The regiment
was 6alled to attention and Col. Al
ston took his stand.
Adjt. Frost then published an or
der from Col. Alston, which an
nounced that Private Robert 0.
Cheshire, of Company C, had been
discharged from the service upon an
order from the war department.
COL. ALSTON'S SPEECH.
Col. Alston then stopped aside and
came back accompanied by Governor
Ellerbe, who was followed by his es
cort. Mounting a table with the
Governor, Col. Alston said to his
men that when Governor Ellerbe ap
pointed him colonel that was the
happiest moment of'his life. He
know that his men would make a
record to be proud of. Ho was cer
tain that there would not march to
the front in this war a braver or
better regiment. After some- other
remarks he introdnced the Gover
GOVERNOR ELLERUBE's cHEF D'6UvnE.
Governor Ellerbe, although he
bpoko but a short time to the sol
diers, made the speech of his public
career. It was delivered with a de
gree of earnest[ness and vigor that
carried his words home to his hear
era, and caused1 many men in the
ranks to throw their hats in the air
and cheer the Governor wvhen lie
concluded. The Governor said that
he was glad of fL is opportunity to
express to the men in ranks his ap
preciation of and gratification at the
patriotic response they had made to
.the call of their country. H-e saw
men before him who had left the;ir
wives, their children, their mothers,
some to sufoer, had left their com
tortable homes in order to respond
to the call to duty. He knew that
where duty called he could count on
such men to be. He said there wvas
never a more righteous war than
this. There was no question of ac
quisition of territory; there was no
monetary consideration. Its object
was to tear dowvn the infamous Span
iab flag that was the emblem of d
potism and oppression. And when
that flag was torn down he wanted
to know that the amen before him
were there and had assisted in doing
the work. Looking over the line of
men, he said he knew that the good
name of South Carolina was in good
hands. Some had said that it was
not'necessary for~ South Carolina to
respond to this call. It was as much
their duty na to defend their own
homes. This wvas now one country.
He hoped that factional diferences
would die forever1 and that this
country's free institutions would live
on - and flohtrish until time be iio
muore. *The people of South Carolina
had fought to destroy the Union.
They hand fought, for a principle that
was dear to them. They had been
wutppe.c;. "we are now in the
Union, auni there to stay, and it is
the duty of every good citizen to
respond to this call." He said that
Stonewall Jackson was easily the
greatest military genius on either
side during the lagt war. He asked
the men to remember that Jackson
never was heard to utter an oath,
never drank and never bet on cards.
On behalf of the dear ones left be
hind the Governor expressed the
hope that all the men would remem
ber Jackson's record. It was true
that they had now been mustered
into the service of the United States,
but hig interest in them was as groat.
In conclusion he said, "But my
heart goes with you; Godbless you."
Col. Alston proposed three cheers
for Governor Ellerbe as he concluded,
and they were given with a deafen
The men in ranks called loudly
for Col. Tillman then, but Col. Till
man was not in good voice, and bes
god to be excutied, saying iha"
would speak to the men later if Ite
opportunity presented itself.
THE MARCH TO THE CITY.
At twenty minutes of three o'clock
the Governor and his escort and the
field officois of the regiment ap
peared mounted on their chargers,
and the orders woro given to fall in
by fours, "forward, marchl" They
were received with at cheer, and
quickly the long line of South Car
olina soldiers were leaving Camp
Ellerbe to be a memory only. The
regimental band, followed by the
Pinckney colored band, came after the
mounted es'cort and Col. Alston and
Adjt. Frost, who rode with the Gov
ernor. Both bands furnished stir
ring music, playing alternately. It
was very hot and the Macadam road.
way was dusty, but the two miles
into the city were quickly covered,
the men stepping along at a lively
gait. They made a splendid show
upon the road. Long before the
regiment had arrived at the city
limits, on its march so full of joy to
each of the men, the street had be
gun to fill up with people, and the
merchants began to close their
places of business. It was not long
before band music was heard in the
distance, and those who had not al
ready cono eown town were soon
thero. Hundreds of others went on
to the depot. As the regiment came
down Main-street, passing the post
TUE INDEPENDRNT DATTLION
bearing the famous old Mexican war
State flag, tu ned into the street at
the Cd'pitol, and came up to meet
the boys who were loaving~ Arrnv
ing nenr the Grand Central Hotel,
the battalion was drawn up in line,
and the regiment passed down the
street just in front of the boys who
were yet to remain a few days in Co
lumbia. Bioth the battalion and the
historic old flag were cheered to the
echo as the bands played "Dixie"~
and the cheers were returned by the
batt alion most vigorously. The peo
ple'on the sidewalks, in the bal
conies and 'windows, caught the
spirit, and from that time on until
the men left Columbia the people
seemed imbued with a degree of ep
thusiasm that has not been displayed
here in years. All along the line of
march the people cheered the boys,
who aiarohed proudly. and* spirited.
AT THES DEPOT
the crowd was immense; there were
thousands of people there, and they
represented all classes and condi
tions. It was like playing a hard
fought game of foot ball to get from
point to point in the depot. While
the horses and camp outfits were being
loaded the people continued to jam
the shed. All kinds of packages
and bundles were brought to the
boys by relatis'es and freinids. The
meon were quickly gotton upon the
cars on the specials assigned each
company. Flowers anid everything
down (or up) to kisses were freely
given the Southern boys .in blue.
Many shed tears as some loved son,
brother or sweetheart bade the last
good-bye before taking the train for
the front. After the -long march
the men were timad andi thirsty and
very much heated, but Dr. Earle,
Mr. J. A. Willis and other business
men in the vicinity of the depot had
thought of that, and they sent buck
ets of ice.cold lVaonade and other
refreshments throigh the coaches
for the men, who did not hesitate to
express their appreciation. -
THE FIRST TRAIN UFF.
The first train to pull out was
that on which was the first battalion,
in charge of Col.. TilLman. It went
via Branchville, over the South Car
olina and Georgia, and was com
posed of thirteen coaches. In the
sleeping cars were Mrs. Tillman and
some of her young lady friends, who
ha4 been invited to accompany the
battalion as far as Augusta. Col.
Tillman also carried 'the Pickney
Band as far as Augusta, and the
train pulled out to the strains of
"Dixie" at 5.14. One minute later
the special- over the Southern, via
Spartanburg, with Col. Alston aboard,
left. - The other two trains left
about twenty minutes later. All the
men were in flne spirits, delighted
that at last they were on the move.
The Abbeville company was the
first to board any of the trains.
Capt. Mauldin, of the Butler
Guards, acted as major in place of
Major Stokes, he being the senior
captain in the battalion commanded
by that officer.
Columbia gave the soldiers a royal
God-speed, and news from them will
be read-with special interest from
this time on. The soldiers will be
sadly missed here.
CHILL & FZVER
THE LAsT COMPANY RAISED.
oreenvine's Hampton Ri1e Consolidate
with Other Compffales front Laurens
and Newberry to From the kled
mont Voluntera to FilR the
Vacancy In Major Thomp.
LNews and Courier.]
Greenville, June 6.---The military
company which was organizing un
der the name of the Hampton Rifles
has been consolidated with other
companies under the name of the
Piedmont Volunteers. This com
pany will form the fourth company
of Major Thompson's battalion. A
large part of the company will leave
on the Charleston and Western
Carolina Railway for Columbia, to.
morrow morning in charge of T. C.
Stone. At Laurens thirty recruits
will join and at Newberry about the
same number. The offieers of the
company tire S. JT. McCaughrin, of
Newberry, captain; W. (1. Sirrine,
Greenville, first lieutenant; Guy S.
Garrett, of Laurens, second lieu
tenant, and T. C. Stone, first ser
In One Day.
Tolbert Collector of Custom. at Charleston
Washington, June 6.-The Presi.
dent today sent to the Senate the
John R. Tolbert, collector of cus
toms, C)harleston, S. (.; Robert
Smalls, collector of customis, Beau.
fort, 5. 0.
-Oeor. You tide Your Wheel
Be anro to shake into your shoes
Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder for the
feet, It keeps your feet cool and
comfortable, prevents sweating feet,
and makes your endurance ton fold
greater. Over 100,000 wheel peo.
pie are using Allen's Foot-Ease.
They all praise it. Ladies, insist on
having It. It gives rest and comfort
to smarting, hot, swollen, aching,
nervous feet. At all druggists hind
shoe stores, 25ic. Sample FRtEE by
mail. Addreas. Allen S. Olmnsted,
Le Boy, N. Y.
First Night at Camp Thomas.
SAFE AtitiVAL OF FiRltsT s 0. iG.
MIENr AT OICIKAIIAU(IA.
The Journey was not NwIft, but il Ieaetted
Uaitp Safely and I o easel their Tents ijud
Baggage Waiting then lei a Ilitck
Woouis that Isad Just bnt Vacated by
san Illinois Itegitneot that aadi been
Ordered to Florlis-A hiuion.
nota lIegilannnt, their Next
Door Ne-ighbors, Ureet thetki
with the Alusie of a Illand
as they stre flarchilng
(News and Courier.)
Chickamauga Park, Ua., Juno
7.-South Carolina's let regiment is
tonight resting on sacred soil, on the
battlefield which her sons helped to
make famous fighting for the Stars
and Bars. llor soldiers are tonight
sleeping under th Stars and Stripos.
Just across the way from the Caro
lina troops is a Minnesota regiment
and already good fellowship lis been
established. All along the route of
march to thoir camp the Sinth
Carolina boys wore choored, and the
heartiest yolls came from the Massa
chusetts, Vermont and Illinois boys,
except perhaps the greeting given
by the Mississipi troops.
The sceno here is warlike in the
extreme. On every hand tire sol
diers, army drnys, troops of cavalry
and everything that is most indica-,
tivo of warfare. Wo have not yet
seen very much of the camp or of
the forty-five thousand soldiers en
camped bore. That will come after
the men have settled down.
ALL's WELL THAT FNDS WHI.L.
But of the men! They are all
hero right sido up. They are glad
to be here and delighted with
the outlook. There was no star run
made, and the last section did not
arrive here until 5 o'clock, although
due here for breakfast. The delays
on the Chattanooga, Rome and
Southern Railway wore frightfil,
and if it were not that the South
Carolina boys had had their ex
periences they might have kicked
hard. But all is woll that ends
FaoM 2 P. M. TO O P. M. HUNTINO CAMP.
The Catawba Rifles, Richland
Volunteers and Butler Guards were
the first to arrive here at 2 o'clock,
having arrived in Chattanooga at
noon. Col. Alston had the men
marched into the park, and as no
definite orders were available he di
rected that the battalion go into the
shade, and by a curious coincidence
the first rest was taken in the shade
of a grove filled with Confederate
Col. Alston, after- his interview
with Major Gen. Birooke, started the
battalion onl to camp. A march of
a mile or two waso taken until a dense
forest was reached, where the men
rested for about an hour and were
refreshed with iced hoer, with the
compliments of Col. Alston. After a
while, with a guide the troops
marched on to their camp ground,
which is that vacated by an Illir.ois
regiment, just sent to Florida. The
South Carolina boys ar-e just across
the Alexander road from the Mini
nosota regirnent. While the 1st
South Car-olina battalion marched
into camp, the Minnosota Regimen
tal Band played patriotic marches.
The first of the South Carolina
troops did not reach camp until 0
o'clock. Thin baggage arid tents
were in waiting, the Government
having supplied thirty- six mule teams
to hanl the Carolina equipment.
The second Southern section arrived
about 7.30 and a few minutes after
came the South Carolina and Ge~or
gia sections. The equipment was
loaded and went ahond of the men
of each battalion.
Lient Col Tiliman wvent off with
the last sect ion of throe companies.
INcIDENTs OF TiuE .JOUaiNEY.
Tlhme tr-ips were niot altogether
without incident, as one section of
thie South Carolina and Georgia
killed a negro, who got on at King
ston, Ga., who was beating his waly,
and the fireman of the second see
tioni of the Scuii'hern; wast hit by a
mail catcher. The men all had a
good time, and suffered no0 accident
BRIGADE ASSIONM NT.
The South Carolina troops, upon
arrival here, were assigned to Ist
brigade, 8d division, 1st army corps.
Their corps is under Major Gen.
Brooke, the division under Col. Bob
Letter, of Minnosota, and the bri
gadG under Col. Burchfleld, of the
5th Pennsylvania. The division is
made up as follows: First brigade,
12th Minnesota, 5th Pennsylvania
and 1st South Carolina. Second
brigade, 8th Massachusetts, 12th New
York and 21st Kansam. Third bri
gade, 9th Pennsylvania, 2d Missouri
and 1st New Hampshire.
THE sOUTH CAROLINA CAMP.
The South Carolina boys are
camped on the Alexander road, near
Alexander Bridge, in the southeast
ern part of the park, and about three
miles from Lytle, which is the park
railroad station. All of the States
with companies here are sending do
tails home to got twenty-two addi
tional men for each of the infantry
companies. The camp is located in
a beautiful grove of oak. The water
supply just now is a little distant.
Meals were irregular today, but all
will be well by tomorrow, especially
if rain tottles the torrific dust. The
South Carolina boys seemed to be
looked for, and their arrival was. the
incident of the day at Camp Thomas.
Everything hero looks as if the
order to muster all companies up to
100 men is in earnest, and that all
troops will have to be raised to the
IEUHUITS TO UO&PANVYgil ."
Capt. Langford Gts Some Now lepruats
Will Drop Some Who are Unbino to
[Nows and Courier.]
Columbia, S. C., June O.-Six
young men came hore today to go
.3to the Nowherry Company. They
are: John W. Daniels, of Newberry;
L. A. Henderson, of Gaffney; Joe H.
Keith, of Clinton; William Lloyd, of
Laurens; M. G. H1ollama, of Laurens,
and Robert V. Allen, of Spartanburg
County. All stood the medical ex
amination, and will be mustered in,
so that they can go with the regi
ment to Chickamauga. The New
berry Company cannot take all of
these men under the present instrue
tions, as Capt. Fuller has not re
ceived advices to recruit the com
panies to over eighty-seven men, and
the Newborry Company now has
eighty. foui meon. Capt. ILangford
has three men he wishes to drop on
account of their inability to keep up
with tihe procession, but it will take
some time to have them dropped by
the war department, and1( there is no
other way by which men can be hon.
or'ably discharged from the service.
One of the three young men has been
trying hard to koep up with the
drilling, but he is unable to (10 so.
Since the telegram from the war
department that it wvas considering a
scheme for recruiting the companies
already in the service nothing more
has been donie in that direction.
The understanding is that the war
department has changed its plans,
that it will not insist upon the com
panics b)eing recruitedi up to 100 men
each. Now that the regiment has
moving orders and is likely to see
service it would not b)e 5 - dlificult to
The Fijnnes of Spin.
Paris, June (.---The Temps today
publishes a dispatch from Madrid,
which announices that the Spanish
minister of finance, Senor Puigeerver,
has sub)mitted to the Cabinet the ar
rangements for the new loant which
is understood to be made without the
guarantee of the tobacco monopoly
and without the assistance of foreign
capjital. The flank of Spain, it is
said, will advance, when necessary,
b)y instalments, the sum of one bil
lion -pesetas, the amount of the loan,
and andortakes the foreigli expenses
of the army and navy. T1he Gov
ernment, it is added, estitates that
it has sufficient resources for several
ARE SILENCED !
;AMPS1HN AND 800HY D)D.-TllI
Eleavy 11o01nbardument, all Day M4nday-Two
Column of War Ships Thuder Forths
Together-Firing 1egnt at 3,990
Yard81-ships 0Jstd Up to 800
to Pieces---The Itepult Ro
Far A ppears to bo a,Oe,
rioxis Victory for the
Ilefeat tor the
On Board the Associated Pretzs
Boat Dandy, off Santiago do .Cuba,
Honday, noon, via Kingston, Jainai
3a, Tuesday, June 7, noon.-The
American floot this morning (igaged
he Spanish battories defending the
entranco of the harbor of Santiago do
Cuba, and after a thieo-hours' hot
bardment silenced nearly all the
forts, destroyed several earthworiks
and rendered the l,treila and ove
batteries, the two principal forts, uso
The fleet formed in double col
utnu six miles off Morro Castle, at. 6
o'clock in the morning, and steanied
in slowly 3,000 yards off shore, the
Brooklyn leading, followed by the
Marblehead, Texas aid Massael.
setto, and turning westward. The
second line, the New York loading,
with the New Orleans, Yankee, Iowa
and Oregon following, turning west.
ward. Tho Vixon 'and Suwanet
were far out on the left flank, watch
ing the riflomon on shore. The Dol
phin and Porter did similar duty on
the right flank. The line heade I by
the Now York attacked the now
earthworks near Morro Castle. The
Brooklyn's column took a station op..
posite the Estrella battery and near
the now earthworks along the shore.
The Spanish batterie remained
silent. It is doubtful whether the
Spaniards were able to determino
the character of the movement, ow
ing to the dense fog and heavy rain,
which were the features this morn -
ing. Suddenly the Iowa fired a 12
inch shell, which struck the baso of
Estrella battery and toro up tho
works. lustantly firing bugain from
both Rear Admiral Sampson's and
Commodore Schley's colimns,'and 'a
torrent of shells from all the ships
fell upon the Spanisl-woiks.
The Spaniards replied promptly,
but their artillery work wasi of-a very
poor quality, and most of their shots
went wide. Sni-ke setIled around
the ships in onso clouds, rendering
accurate aiming diflictlt. There was
no mnanoeuvring of the fleet, Ihe ships
remaining at their original stations
and firing stendily. The squadrons
were so close in shore that. it wwj difIl
cult for the American gunners to
reach tho bat,teries on the hill tops,
but their firing was oxcellent.
Previous to 1he bombnardmnit or.
dors wore issued to prevent firing onl
Morro Castle, as the American ad
miral had been informed that fLiut
Hlobson an)d the other prisors of
the Merrimac wornE conltie: t here.
In spite of thIi i, hiowe~ver, -several
stray shots damiiged Morro Castle
Commodore Schley's line mloveld
closer in shore, flrinag at shorter
range. Tho1 B rooklynu and To'x as
caused1 haivoc among the Spniish
shore batteries, quicly silencing
them. W lio the larger shiips wore
engaging the heavy b)attoriots -the
Suwanee and. the Vixen closed- with
the smnall in shore battery, op)posi-to
them, raining rapid1 fra shots un 1
it, and quickly lahcing the battery
out of the fight.--'
Trhe Brooklyn closed1 to (eighat
hundred yardsH, and1( then then de
struction caused by her guns.an~d
those of tihe Marblehead and Tekais
w~as really awful.
In a few minutes tihe woodwork of
Estrella Fort was burning and the
battery was silenced, tiring no nrore
during the engagement.
Shortly after 9) the firing consed,
the warships turning in order to
permit the use of the port b)att.ories.
rhe firing then became a long, rev
erberating crash of thunder, and the
shells raked tihe Spanish batteries
with terrible effect. Fire broke ont
in the Catalina Fort and1( silenced the
Thle firin)g of the floet continued
until 10) o'clck, wvhen the Spanish
tire ceased enltirely, and flar A.,
miral Samnpsonl hioistd tihe Onauso
Generally the firing of .the fleet
was very destructive. . Many 9>f the
earthw~orks were knocked to pideces,
and the Estrella and Catalina forti
fications were so. daimaged that it is
questionablo whether t hey wyill-ever
be ablo to renew difooetiQe work
(luring the war.. After thle fleet and
retired the S3paniards retni-ned to
some other guus and seprt twvelvo
shells of tile fleet. But tdq one s
njured. One large shel Mil close
o t he collier Ji'stin. --