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-TABLISHED 1865. NEWBERRY, So-C, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1898. TWICE A WEEK, 1.50 A YEA
GOING TO CUBA SURE
%UUII 8I1E04 TIK 0ASE1 WITH TIlE
F1 HO T R EG I Ift ENT.
May blovei Very soon-Ti,o Spirit of the
Moll 1ad the Cou1n8e of the O11eers-.
C4ud1a IlII of tie Camp as SliwIN
Ily . I uspection.
(Spoeial to Columbia Registor.)
Headquarteris First South Carolina
Rogiment, Jacksonvillo. Fli., Aug.
28.-Tho First South Carolina regi
ment will go to Cuba. The Seventh
Army corps, under command of Gen.
Lee, has received its supply of duck
uniforms, but as yet they havo not;
b'oen (list ributed. Everything points
toward an early move and with the
exceoption of some who signed the
petition for disbandment the majori.
ty of the boys are ready to take up
their post of duty in Havana. Much
enthusiasm was displayed whon Col.
Alston and Liout. Col. Tillman ad
dressed the Regiment Monday after.
noon regarding the unfortunato step
taken by those who signified a wish
to be mustered out rather than do
garrison dity in Cuba. These able
loaders made telling speeches, in
which thvy remnitded the men that
to ask to bo roloased at this stago of
the game would be almost worse
t-han defoat; that it would never (10
to givo up now after having tuiled so
zealously to establish their iresent
C.A. Alsio i made a brief review of
the progress made by the regimnt,.
since first it was mustered in at Co
lumbia, and urgod those few who
siemed discontented with the present
. pro4pects not to east a shadow on
the State's reputation by insisting on
being relieved from service before
their duty was done. Liout. Col.
Tilbnlii's eloquenco swayed the
crowd. There wore a number of
visitors present, among them Mrs.
Lee and the Misses Lee, and when
the regiment was dismissed there
wore but fow cries for home to bo
heard. The real cause for t-I.e dis.
content which prevails is by no
means a lack of patriotism, but a
very greatt. desire on the part c.f quite
a numbor to visit their homes.
Col. Alston told the Register rop
reseontat.ive that, notwithstanding the
fact that furloughs were being issued
rapidly, he would soo to it t hat all
the men who had not recently bemn
home would be granted that privi
ledge before the troops movo.
Members of the First -battalion
woro so enthuiastic that they took
Lieut. Col. Tillman in arms alid car
i ied him to the brigade headq1arters
whero speches wore heard from bot h
him and (.eni. Barclay. T1he general
wasu very comlplimentary in hmis ro
mark-i about South Carolina and ex
pros-ied his great satisfaction at the
willingness of her troops to accom
pany him to Cuba.
Lieut. Col. Goldd inspecto.d the
camp yesterdlay, and in reply to the
question as to howv it "shlowedl up,"
"While I can only speak unolli
cially, you may say that South Caro
lina passedl an[ exceptionally finoi in
i-poe(tion, and Rooms to be a r'-mark
.ably well drillod regiment; th" gnard
muntt was superb, and I felt- it a
priviloge to shake hands with Capt.
Mohhlay, of Comapany G, and to con.
gratulate him on thli excellent. condi
ion of his company and company's
This is no mor'o than the genial
Capt. Miohloy de'serves, the regiment
dlo.s not containa a' finer manm. Thel
tonits were cond m ned severalI days
ago, and newv ones will b)o issued in
a to v days, along with a fresh sup.
ly of clotilng.
Th-) numbe)r of names on the sick
list is gradually growing smeallecr,
wmv~ch is a matter of great sattisfac
tio.a to tall. The thrice a week con
c!erts at the brigade headquarters are
extremtiely pleasant and attract large
crowds of visitors. Gen. Barclay is
a hspiabl&e whole-soulod man and
ma ..4 it pleasant for all who come
in contact with him.
ifr. M. R. Wilson, after a ten
d1y3s' visit to his son, Lieut. IB. D).
Wilson, has returned to his home in
Capts. Mobley, of Pock Hill, and
L-mngror 1, of Newberry, are back in
camp tafter a ten days' lee.ve of ab
Too high praise cannot be accord
ed Col. Alston and Lient. Col. Till.
man fo'r their excellent treatment
and mantrgement of their men, nor
do the soldier boys fail to appreciate
the kindly attention of these oflicers.
TLhe weather here is charming, and
there is but little suffering ou. ac.
Qount of heat. W. P'. MOOD.I
'10 PRiI i l'l PENSION FRAUn4.
Orders Iaunedl TaIt al ien 1 .3teed out
A,lult havo 1 le r Pmd'-ianu.
tlion nevorde d.
[Philadelphia Evening Tk'legraph.]
A determined stop has been taken
by the war departmont to provent
pension frauds thati might, I.o porpo
trnted as an oultcoo of the war just
closed, aind with tlis4 pIl)OR0 it) VImW
Pension Agent General St. Clair
Mulholland, of this city, has received
advices from Washington relative to
regulations for musternig out sol
diers. In those advices, which
emnunato fromt the war department,
it is or(Jored that (he physical Condi
tion of each soldior be ascertained
and noted before his discharge pa
pors are issued. The purpose of
this reguloation, it was explained, is
for tho purpose of preventing falso
claims in tho future.
Gen. Mulholland said the import
anco of the precaution could not. be
too highly estimated, as it would
save the Government a vast amount
of litigation, but be doubted whether
the authorities would be ahlo to live
111) to the regulation. He dwelt
upon the difliculties that would I(be
encountered in mustering out largo
forcos of y.en in a few days, and
said it was likely that many would
endeavor to oscape the examination
in their hurry to get, to their homes.
Speakin of tio judiciousness of
the plan ho cited a case of a soldier's
widow Clailaling a pension on the
ground that hor husband had con
tractel deafness while in the civil
Wiar, whereas an investigation proved
that. the deceased had been deaf for
many years prior to his enlistment.
It iq to provent a repitition of just
such cases as this, Get. Mulholland
said, that the pieseit plan has been
IN NPITE OF HAR) TIMES.
A Workingan Earis i loau and Farna in
Wilnutsm-lmrg Umisnty In Four Ttara.
About rour years ago Mr. J. H.
Pearce came to Williamsburg from
Darlingto County. Ho was a poor
man, and had to work as a farm la
boror t six dollars a month. He
worked hard, saved his money and
now owns a cotnfortablo home near
Cades, a well-stocked farm of 250
acres and is out of debt. This has
b,oon dono ini four years by a man do
pendent on his own labor, in spite of
hard times and ill-health, during one
of these four years.
This is a fine object lesson for
those who are continiually complain
ing of hiard times anid the low prices
of farm produets. There is no State
in the Union with more natural ad
vantages thani South Carolina, and
no county ins the State where it is
easier to make a living than Wil
liamsb)urg. This is only one of sev
eral instancos we have in mind,
where during tihe last few years, men
starting with no capital, have suc
ceeded remarkably wvell na farmers
in this county.
Ti11E CUIIAN 1NsURGEuNTs.
An Iandleatl.,n thaat~ t,hey Inatenaa to Taske
the F'ormiatlona of a IPerananat (ov.
ernmnto into tlaoir Own ilana.
Miami, F"li, Aug. 25.-The Cuban
yacht Alfredo, Capt.. Cartaya, quiet
ly sailed from Miami, Fl1a., for Gua
L'aja, Cuba, on Tuesday. She is a
handlsome andiu perfectly equipped
yacht, constructed in New York for
the dispatch. service of the Cuban
govern men., and will bohroafter make
regular tr'). lbetwveen Miiami and
Mr. George.Rno, who, during the
past year-, has boon1 the bearer of
di plomnatio messasges betwveen Wash
ingtoni and thie Prov'sional Govern
mont, was on hoard. Miss Mary C.
Francis, of Now York city, sailed as
a guest, by special invitation of Vice
Preosident Mender. Capote, and( car
ries to Eresidenit Masso a handsomo
United States flag, the gift of- Senaa
tor Forhu<r, of Ohio, to the Provi
sional'Govern i)ent. Important con -
forences will ha held b)y President
Masso and his Cabinet anad other
Cuban leaders, relating to the estab
lishment of ai permanent govern
UETtIN(l ltVCA$)Y iOit TIR EESSONS
TO 1111 HELD IN PARIt.
Day avid Henalors Frye anl IWtvl-Thnpe
Thr.-e Membera are
forelvc.a in WaWnhoigtiml-In, I,1 a
About Ieptesiber 15.
Washington, August 25.-The
first meeting of a majority of the
American peace Coiiissioners took
place today at the State department,
when at 12 o'clock, Secretary Day
was joined by Senators Davis aind
Frye Prior to this the senatorial
membership of the commission had a
conference of two hours with the
President. Secretary Day was not
present at the White House meeting,
so that after getting the views of the
President, the sonators went to the
Stato department and for an bour
and a quarter remained closetel
with Secretary Day. Assistant Seo
retary Moore, who is likely to accom- t
pony the commission to Paris in an
advisory capacity, was present part
of the timo. Mr. McArthnr, first
secretary of the American legation
at Madrid under Gen. Woodford,
was also cilled in.
As a result of the meeting it can
be stated with positiveness that
Messrs. Day, Davis and Frye are
mombera of the peace commission.
It, is understood that the remaining
two members have been selected and
will be announced by Saturday. At
the meeting today the general plans
of the couimissioi as to proceeding
10 Paris, were talked over, and an
understanding reached that the startI
be made botwore September, 15th
and 20th. The exact day was left
open in order to perimit further con
ference with all the members of the
commission. No definito arrange
nents have been made thus ft r as to
securing quarters in Paris, but this
will be left to Ambassador Porter,
the Spanish Ambassador at Paris,
and the French officials. The sessions
will be held in the saloon Des Am
bassadors, through the courtesy of
the French governmont..
Aside from those formalities the
commissioners went into some of the
more serious questions of policy
which will come before them. Much
preliminary work has been done by
the Stat.o department oflicers, such
ai the collection of the documente,
treaties, books and maps which will
be used by the commissioners abro:ttl.
The commissioners expect to b
oC3upied for several days in a dis
cussion of the more important mat
ters to come before the tribunal and
in thme preparat ion of the American
side of the ease.
T1he question wvhether the negotia
tions with the Spanisth commissioners
wvould be in the Englhsh or French
language will not be deterained
prior to the arrival of the commis
sioners in P[~ nis. It is a matter that
must. b)e settled -by all the commis
sioners and will not be determined
arbitrarily by the American comn
missioners in advance of the meot
Owing to reports current today
that only three American commis
sioners would be ap)pointed, it Was
stated authoritatively tbat the com
mission would consist of five mem
bers and that one of the commis
sioners would be a Democrat. The
meeting of the three commissioners
today will he the only one of a con
certed character until September 15,
when the five commis'sionors will
come to Washington for a final con
ference before sailing for Paris
Try All, n's Fimot- Vase.
A power to be shaken into the
shoes. At this season your foot feol
swollen, nervous and hot, and get
tired1 easily. If you have smarting
feot or tight shoes trj~ Allen's Foot
Ease. It cool'. the feet and makes
walking e'asy. Cures swollen and
sweating feet, blisters and callous
spots. Relieves corns and bunione
of all pain and gives rest and com
fort. Try it today. sSold by cli
druggists and shoe stor s for 25c.
Trial package FREE. Address, Allen
S. Olmsted, LeRoy, N. Y.
L>ok at our line of Alpmve Felt
Hata at75 conts, wvorth $1.00.
CAlD FtOM Mkit. FIATH EItrON.
ai E111iatic 2i$,sia 1fo a O111rg%g 1Ma4e
Againist If In.
ro the Editor of The State.
I notice that in yesterdiay's edi
lion of the Columbia RIoord, the
'ditor of that paper states that it
has boon charged against me, with.
)ut denial on my part, that I voted
ror Dr. Samps' Pope in the general
-lection of 1892, instead of voting
,or the iogular Democratic nominoe.
[ desire to may to the public that I
javo rievor-heard of the charge bo
ng mado-having been in the cam
maigit for thE greater part of two
uonths. In reference to the chargo
tself, I desire the public to know
that it is absolutely false. I have
iover voted for Dr. Pope. On the
,ontrary, I have always voted for
he regular Democratic nomince, as I
vas bound by my pledge to do.
I am sorry that some peopleare so
lesperate as to resort to such low,
noun campaign falsehoods as the
&hove, and that, too, just on the eve
>f the election.
I trust that my friends in the
4tate will see to it that this donial i?
nade as public as possible.
C. C. FHATPEnSTONE.
TALK AT 8.VE ilISTANOE.
r'bo Ungratteui Sptnoilrdn t ilain After
London, Aug. 27.--The Madrid
iorrespoodent of t he Daily Mail sa,
,he officers ani soltiers who have
-eturned from Santiago do Cuba bit.
erly accuse the Americans of unful
iled promises made at the time of
he capitulation of Santiago. Tl.e
k.mericans, they say, forced the Span
sh troops to encamp on a spot where
iundreds of corpses of the Spanish
defenders of El Caney were buried.
rhe rains almost unearthed the
bodies, the stench from which pro
:Inced an epidemic. The Americans,
the Snaniards assort, kept the latter
without food and the officers received
)nly tinned sardines. Most of thi m
returned seriously ill from thoeffoc s
-f prolonged hunger. Several die
laily. The govern mnt has resolved,
Ahe correspondent says, "to appoint
Ahe ex-Spanish consul at Key West
is diplomatic agent at, Washington
Lintil peace shall have been signed."
AL.. WANT OUtI RUL.
Ufabirs lu ManI>a Only Reveitos- is of Our
L mndon, August 27.-The Manila
corres4pond1ent of the Times tole
graghing Friday says: "The mili
tary government is working eflieot
ly in.-all departments. Loc-l busi
ness is being actively resumed, the
water works are in op)eration anel the
Pasig river is open.
"Stringent measures have been
taken to insure the sanitation of the
citadel, which is crowded with pris
oners. Among the A merican troops
there have been only seventeen
deaths from illness since landing.
"There is undoubtedly practical
un)animnity among merchants irre
spetive of nationality, in favor of
the permanent occup)ation of the
archipelago by the Americans. No
body conceives the re establishment
of Spanish sovereignty possible."
Olaiuat.an Oosn,uintonu's Wourk.
Washington, Aug. 20.--President
McKinley has written the following
letter congra6ulating the Army and
Navy Christian comm1ission on its
work among the soldiers during the
Ang. 26, 1898.
John J. McCook, Esq., chairman ex
ecutive comimittee', Army and Navy
Commission, New York, City:
My Dear Sir: I have noted with
much pleasure the udmirablo work
that the army and navy commission,
organized ny the international com
mittee of the Young Men's Christian
association has been accomplishing
for the physical a.d social welfare of
our solierr. hioping that the good
work may be contmjnued, I am
IS IT UN FAIT ACCOMPLI?
TIl M I'lA1l.1-T141 ItCVOLiUSI ON INI
TI i. U NITECD M rA I 1.A.
Ptor. Citarles 3Cl.#1 . Nos tons, oor iIv .rt, - in
ut Attor ivtiecr Addtit-ni at AmliisId,
Matm,asachuset.'sa, I.Sossulntot It 11 it FaIFai.
Most "Lo-ox thian (Poso fII --dtred
Da)y0 of Wia-1 hak It suited in
.s-Vea it l It, iho Uslit.t
i t at t -n."
Ashltiold MAass., August 2,. -The
twentietht annual dinner, ilk aid of
Sanderson Academy, wats given this
afternoon, witb Charlos Eliot t Nor
ton, professor (simeritull: of ihm art,
of Harvard University, presiding.
The principal addres was by
Prof. Norton, who devoted himself
to a discussion of the late war. Ho
said in )art: "And 3 et our hearts
have been heavy With new weight of
care, and the very brightnosm of the
sunshino has but deepened by con
traist with the cloud of our sorrow.
ful thoughts-.<orrowful that our
nation should havo turied its back
upon its old idmils, 1111d standing at
the parting ways, should have chosen
that ancient path, familiar to the
Old World, worn by bloody feet of
hapless generations, and which has
never lod to anything but ill-tho
path of aggressive War, of forvign
conquest, of alien ti jiorial aggran.
dizement, the path that leads from
trouble to trouble.
"Tho black and brutal visgo of
war has, indeed, bmmn lighted u1p
from time to timo during the sum
mor by the gallant. deeds of our men
in service, and by the good condwt.
and marvellous good fort,uno of our
navy, and by the general tempor of
humanity displayed when the actual
ight was over by officers an(d men.
But it has taken on a tdeopor shado
of gloom from the noodless suffor
ings which our brave s.1 Hers have
had to endure from the lack of du
provision for their neods aliko in
camp, on field and ill hospital. It
has bvon a mt;sorablo spectacle of in
competoncy, for which account must
be rondered and ponalty exacted."
After a review of the eveits lead
ing up to the war, Prof. Norton said:
"Peace has nominally come. The
actual conflict has ended, buIt less'
than one hundred days of war has
resulted in revolution in the United
States. The fonidation o which
tho Republic rest have boon unset
tled, the principles uponi which the
Goveronmont depends havo been vio.
lated; we have undertakon obliga.
tions which neithor our institut ions
nor our national charactefr Onialile us
properly to discharge; we, the onie
groat nion-mnilitary power in the
world, have suddenily joined tihe
ranks of thte nations burd.'ned with
great armies and navies; we have
loa lod onrselves wit h ani eJnrmouls
additional debt, and1( with an e'nor.
mous intcrease of annni ea (xpen'di
tiures, a pormanen('~ t ('Ipre.ssivh tax
up)on the industry of the pe'ople, anid
further, whatever di. posit iomnmay be
made of the Philippines, wv aire al
ready, through holdinog them nd
claiming the rights to dispose of
them, brought into entanglinig r'a.
t.ions with the nations of the Old
World, aind run the risk of losing
the intestimnable 1)00n which has
hitherto been ours, of freedom in
the comp hlicat ions of the internastion1
al politics of the Old W~orldl, and of
remimng the ind(ependCenit masters
of our own fortunes. It is, indeed,
a momentons retvolut ion.''
TnOi(ol's sTi n.ia MiOvi NO.
1rsi.no (ot -r'im, to suen-i ii .1 ,, per..
C7hickuamaun, Aug. 2.-Tihe
movement from (Camp Thomas is
p)rogressing slowly. If the pre0senit
rate of progress i>o maiintained, ahi
the re'gimolntAi cannot be gotten awiay
for several weeks.
Gen. R. T1. F"rank, conmmanding
the F"irst division, T1h ird corps, has
issued)( an addre.ss to t he men. H o
urges them not to y'ieldl to thes pres'
(lit depressing iniIf'lces or to waste
time complaining over their p)oor
prospets of being given uactivo ser
vice or mustered out., lHe exp)resseii
confidlence that, his command will
soon do garrison duty in Cuba, wvork
which he declares to ho honorable
and of as great importance as any
li'Pll' IN fiACH ANU I1%RIANA.
M ilny Sh11P 11% i p7111 li v s t -T11'i.1 It141 4jr()RIJ
tais 111 tali
iabatut, Au. 2,>.--S:3) p. m.
Tho British oteaner Trityan from
J1am1aiel, arrivedi at Cloninegoi to.
day with w0o tons of irovi -ionm for
th)e Spllisih 111y.
Last ntight ,th;1 Gormnan fit4.-nerm
Lydia from N)wy York arrivod, Hh
carried 2t passmigers an i a general
There have also arrived horo the
Norwegian stoamer Franklin from
Key WeIst with provisions Iatild '10
passigers: from Nassau. the Egng
lifih HOboon61r 110(InCilal, w%ith passMon.
gors; from London, the stoamor
K(loudyko, wit I barrelti of' pork, flour,
met and corn wheatt. Tho steamter
Ulinton, with Mism Clara iBartov, of
Ahe American Rod Cros tociety, has
idso arrived with proviiion8 for the
ivports from Sagna annotfct
1bat thoro is a great lainimition
inuong the tobacco buyers.
The arrival of many votels has
,iven the port and the wharvos it
nost their normal aspoet. Never
1o088, suficient provisionu havo not
vet arrived to mupply Halbana, lot.
lone the interior towim. Eggs are
iold at. 25 contm each.
1111e WAS Twa O NA U-r.
I T.ying to Tewels 111t1 WifN K I.mE40l 114
I., araned 0n..
(P"rom tho Det roit FIre Prs-..)
"Mry vifd has It disagrooa41 habit
af leaving her pocket book in oxposed
placos," said o, the man1 who was tell
ing the I-tory. "1 havo cautioned
ber moro than once that shle would
losv it if sho wasn't, niro caroful.
"I camio down with hor tho othor
moeriiing, atal the first thing she did
after boarding the car was to deposit,
her pirso upon the car toat, while
she relieved herself of tho terrible
Ruspclion that hor hat wasn't on
straight. A movomont. of her arms
knocked tho purse on the floor,
where it remainod uintil I picked it
"I rescued that purmo no less than
t dozon timmi before wo reachod the
birgain counter that wat.s the goal of
my wife's ambition.
"Everything around it bargain
cointer ocurs with kaloidoscopic
Swiftnime-I, and I soon found mysolf
the solo gitardian of my wife's purse,
which lay before mo on the counter
where it had been deserted by her
in at mad rush for the other 01nd of
''To teach liar a lesson I emaptioed
t.ho cont.euts of the puirse in my
pocket and ret rented to the edge of
the crowd( to) atwait delolpmenits.
"It wasnm't long before miy wife
cro wded her way out, triumphantly
hlolding aloft a twenty-five cent.
creamii jar that 811he had1 succeeded in
buying for forty-nine cents.
"'I dlid L't know that they charged
hinugs here,' I iL-gant, foebly.
"'They don't,' sbo an-iwered. 'I
have money left for three ice cream
.odas andiu at 81rip of car tickets.' And
she exhibitead thle conteints of her
pur118 to provo her assortion1.
I unearly fin tedl whenI it daiwnid
upjonilit m tat I lhad takon01 the con
tents fromi a purse belonging to some
"I hatve 1no des'iro to retaini 1poses.
s10on, andie if the wVomiian who lost sov
renty-inoi ceniti'., a postage stamep,
three hair pins8 and ai receipt for
umakinmg anigol food will call att my
oflicoe m0iay have bor prorty."
A odg*atio Fliuar 1 rut.
Now York, Aug. 26.--A giant
flour trnst, wit h a cap)itainl of over
$150,000),000, to control the broad
and flour suliply of the world, is he.
ing lanned110 ini Waill street, headed
b)y T1homasi5 C. McInityre. It is said(
on the best anthority that the trust
will be short ly formed.
(Fromn the Chicago Evening Post.)
"Why do you call old Skinflint an
abstract niounm ?"
"Because be is somethi g yon can
think of, b)ut ennnilot tonm.h"
READY TO OBEY ORDERS
' I" oilY Fflit '.tie1 #i IEotteiaTNU
IN V%311P VUHA 1.11111H.
Tihe 11111111alem fi t tIse HSuthIf 4'E oili
Vtoltmterres I' . Iteturse Ilomese Now that
'I t - r g. 114 i 111iit14 U4 taw l'ight, llut
Timey saro %toladierm ant Will (it,
wM ilogly ifOi er at to. favot
son t or hitila- rint y to
tn " it Their O)utie
will lp if H..st II t.
bit - Foriesi,gh
(Special to News and Courier.)
Camp Cuba I i )ro, P imim t Park,
Fla., August 24. --The cry to "Go
iomn-.!" is gradnually d. creasing, and
Ae boysi are inieting down again
Mid seen to be Hatisfied now to go
to Cubat, or anywhere the Govern
m-tnt miay sieo lit to send us.
A ft r duo consideration the ma
jority of the men havo realized the
ract that nvither tliy nor their ofli
ers iuvo an. idea ati to their imo
:iato disposition, but that they are
bligated to serNe the United States
for two years, uiess the Govern.
nent, sems lit to dischargo thin
If the war department orders the
7th army corps to Havanas to Hava
un we go. If they see fit tot send uts
Lo Maniai, to Manila wo will go, iad
aothing the mon canik say or do will
-1hango "Unolo Sam's" purposes, and
miost of the mon have about awakon
ud to that fiLet.
It would be impossiblo for tl e
Government to hold an army togetb
or if regiments, brigados or divisions
wero allowed the privilogo of dis.
banding by simply making their
wishos knomn; and, on the oth(r
hand, it would be "unamorican" not
to recognize the voice of tho people to
some extent oven in tiito of war.
wiEiE iUy CALLS.
I think I voice the sentiment of
two thirds of the enlisted men of
this reginlOt, when I say that they
would like to be mustered out of ser
vice and return to their homes; but
their patriotism and mrianliness is tUo
strong for them to ask to be relieved
of their obligation. Their sense of
duty to their country restrains them
from prosHiig their porsonal desires.
LICUT. TOMPKINs HONORED.
Lieut. Frank (. Tompkiim has
beoon d-titilod as Judge Advocate of
the Field Offieors' Court. le is a
young man of lino senso and good
judgment, and nn bottor man could
be detailed for this work, as he on
j,)ys the conlidenco of a great many
of the regimient.
We are enjoying fine weather,
good breezes and pleasant n)ights
sm1co the rain). .Pour houirs a day
will cover all the work we do, and
the balance is spent in p)layinlg, sport
ing, tishinig, etc. Even the rations
are gett ing bletter. We all had fried
hami anid rice todlay for dlinner, and
tried ham, btiscuit and coffee forsup
A HoME1 TRIPl F"O1 EvEaY MAN.
TIhie prospect is that every manlh in
the regimenit ill have the oppor
tunity oif ai ten days' lteave b)efore we
omubark for Cuba, and it is rumored
that we will be paid two months in
advance before we leave. T1hore
seems to be an erroneons impression
among many of the men that we are
going to be sent to Havana to clean
uip the city, put ini sowerage, etc., as
well ats do garrison dutly. It would
1)0 well, and at t he sam imireo, a great
relief to maniuy mliindH, if some one
who is in position to know would
fully define the duties that our s<l
diers will have to perform as an
army of occupation or gairriso[ning
Cubam, for it seems to be a qjuestiont
that is t.roub)ling a great many of
Our energetic and3( oflicient Acting
Quarterma:sior Liont-. WVyatt Aiken
has just returned fromi the city,
whiere he has been looking after sup.
p,lies for the regiment. lie advises
mo that tomorrow hie will hanl in fe>r
dist ribtutioni among the mon 1,800
hats, 1,1001 b)lule trowsers, 800 pair
leggings amnd a lot of -other things
necessary to fill in.
OHEERl, BOYS, COHEEnI
'Thingsn are Rounding tonight like
old times at Chicka mauga, si agmig
and laughing and1 going on in all
Company A returned today from
a week's tour of provost guard duty
at Jacksonville. The boys liked it
very much, and there is a good deal
of rivalry now between the com
panies to see who will go out next on
this tour from the 1st South Carolina