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IN REGULAR ARMY.
S EWAtD GIVEN GEN. FUNSTON
Wheaton Made Major General and Col.
Jacob U. Snith of 17th Infantry
Promoted to 31rigadier
Washington, March 3.-The fol
lowing important army appointments
were announced at the White Hoose
To be major general United States
army, BrigadierGeneral Loyd Wheat
on, vice Miles, promoted to lieutenant
To be brigadier generals in the reg.
ular army, Col.JacobH.Smith, Seven
teenth infantry. brigadier general vol
unteers vice Daggett., retired; Brig.
Gen. Frederick Fuiston, U. S. volun
teers, vice Wheaton, promoted.
The announcement of these ap
pointments was made after a confer
ence between the president, Secre
tary Root and Adjt. Gen. Corbin, and
at the same time the long expected
list of appointments of majors and
captains in the quartermaster's and
commisary departments and of chap
lains was made known. All of these
appointees are in the regular army,
under the recent act of congress en
larging and reorganizing the army,
and without exception the staff ap
pointees are from volunteer officers.
The chief interpqj, however, center
ed in the three high appointments of
a major general and two brigadiers
and more particularly in the selection
of Gen. Funston after his gallant ex
ploit in capturing Aguinaldo. Fol
lowing the announcement Gen. Cor
bin sent the following to Gen. Mac
Washington, March 30.
The folllowing appointments made:
Wheaton, major general; Smith and
Funston, brigadier generals. Secret
ary of war joins me iu congratula
tions to all. Corbin.
Among the other appointments
were the following:
To be captains and assistant quar
termasters: Wm. Coulling, Virginia;
W. B. Baker, Mississippi; A.W. Butt,
Georgia; H.L. Pettus, Alabama; L.F.
Garrad, Jr., Georgia; K. J. Hampton,
Kentucky; B. Frank Cheatham, Ten
nessee; Fredk. W. Cole, Florida; Chas
T. Baker, South Carolina.
To be captain and assistant com
mi*sary of subsistance: H. G. Cole
Georgia; T. 1. Hacker, Tennessee.
To be chaplains: John M. Moose,
Mississippi; Charles T. Wright,
lb Georgia; A. A. Pruden, North Caro
Funston Tells Thrilling Story of the Cap
ture of Aguinalde.
[Atlanta Journal, March 29.)
The United States gunboat Vicks
burg nailed from Manila on the night
of March 8t,h with General Funston,
accomrpanied, by his party of scouts
and a native company of soldiers on
On March 14th at 2 o'clock in the
morning the Vicksburg, with her
lights covered ran in shore twenty=
five miles south of Casiguran in the
province of Principe. A knding was
effected and the party marched over
land to Casiguran. It was explained
~\to the natives of this town tht the
4Americans had been surprised. and
d.j~ and as prisoners of the in
captut,s > ere being carried to
snrrectionr we this treachery all
Aguinaldo. 133- 1\ggd.
suspicion was detN Eg~inaldo's
The further details of ~
captre were planned at this pib
Letters were sent the rebel chieftain,
explaining that General is'nston and
other prominent Americans were
prisoners and would be brought by
hasty marches to his headqnarters at
Palanan. For three days at Casigni
ran General Funston and his com
panions were kept in prison closely
guarded, in order to deceive the na
On the morning 17th the Ameri
cans under an apparent strong guard
were taken from their temporary
prison and the natives set off with
-them in the dir'ection of Palanan,
ninety miles. The route lay through
flooding rivers and dangerous mouv
tains. Tho party suffered great hard
ships en route and after seven days
hard marching camp was struck with
in oght miles of Palanan. Because
of the impoverished condition of the
men it was necessary to send to
Aguinaldo's iamp for food.
The men had subsisted for the
whole week upon a limited quantity
of crushed corn, shell fish and herbs.
Aguinaldo received the couriers hos
pitably, dispatched supplies and di
rected that the American prisoners
be treated with every consideration
due their rank.
On the morning of March 23 Fun
ston, surrounded by his native troops,
began to march to Palanan. A short
distance from the t.wn the coluinn
was met by the staff officers of Agui
naldo and the detachment of his
body guard which was ordered to
take charge of the Americans.
While one of the ex-insurgent offi
cers conversed with Aguinaldo's aid,'
another, a Spaniard, sent a courier
to warn General Funston and the
rest, who, with eleven Macabebes,
were about an hour behind. Having
received this warning, General Fun
ston avoided Aguinaldo's detachment
and joined the column, avoiding ob.
servation. Tagalogs went ahead to
greet Aguinaldo and the column
slowly followed, finrily arriving at
Aguinaldo's household troops, 50
men in neat uniforms of blue and
white, and wearing straw hats, lined
up to receive the newcomers. Gen
eral Feneral Funston's men crossed
the river in small boats, formed on
the bank and marched to the right
and then in front of the insurgent
grenadiers. The Tagalogs entered
the house where Aguinaldo was.
Suddenly the Spanish officer, no
ticing that Aguinaldo's aid was
watching the Americans suspicious
"Now, Macabebes, gor for them!"
The Macabebes opened fire, but
their aim was rather ineffective and
only three insurgents were killed.
The rebels returned the fire. On
hearing the firing, Aguinaldo, who
evidently thought his men were mere
ly celebrating the arrival of reit
forcements, ran to the window and
"Stop that foolishness! Quit wast
Hilario Placido, one of the Taga
log off&.rs and a former insurgent
major, wL&o was wounded in thelung
by the fire of the Kansas regiment
at the battle of Caloocan, threw his
arms around Aguinaldo, exclaiming:
"You are a prisoner of the Ameri
Col. Simeon Villia, Againaldo's
chief staff; Major Alambra and others
attacked the mon who were holding
Aguinaldo. Placido shot Villia in
the shoulder, Alambra jumped out
of the window and attempted to cross
the river. It is supposed that he
was drowned. Five other insurgent
officers fought for a few minutes,
and then fled, making their escape.
When the firing began General
Funston assumedacommand and di
rected the attack on the house, per
sonally assisting in the capture of
Aguinaldo. The insurgent body
guard fled, leaving 20 rifles, Santiago
Barcelona, the insurgent treasurer,
surrendered without resistance.
When capturgd Aguinaldo was
tremendously excited, but he calmed
down under General FunstoL's as
surance that he would be well treated.
General Funston secured all of Agut
naldo's corresporndence, showing that
he had kept in close touch with the
sub-chiefs of the insurrection in all
parts of the archipelago. It was also
~covered that Aguinaldo, January
8' proclaimed himself dictator.
ehad b en living at Palanan for
even mnthe undisturbed, except
when a detachme t of the Sixth in
fantry visited the own. On that
occasion the entire p, pulation took
to the mountains and rei~ ained there
until the troops retired.
Aguinaldo admitted tha he hd
come near to being capture before,
but be asserted that he ha d never
been wounded, adding:
"I should never have be~ taken
except by a stratagem. I wae\m
pletely deceived by Lacuna's forq
He feared ho might be sent to
Guam and he was quite glad to come
Palanan was guarded by numer
ous outposts and signal stations.
During the light none of the Maca
bebes were wounded.
Aguinaldo, who talked frooly of
past ovonts, said he supposed Gen.
eral Trias would proclaim himself
dictator, evon not knowing that Trias
had surren(lod. He behaved courte
ously and gave no trouble.
General Funston says Aguinaldo
is above the average in intelligonce
and has prepossessing manners.
Cheap Italen on Houthern.
on account of the below specilfled oc
casions, the Southern Railway will sell
round trip tickets:
Meeting 13aptiSts Young People's
Union of South Carolina, Charleston,
S. C., April 4-7h, from Newberry $7.30.
Tickets on sale April 2-4, final limit
Annual Meeting South Carolina
Medical Association, Florence, S. C.,
April 17-18, 1901, from Newberry $0.30.
Tickets on sale 15-17, final limit April
Meeting of Soutn Carolina Federation
of Woman's Clubs, Greenville, S. C.,
April 23-27, 1901, from Newberry $3.75.
Tickets on sale April 22-24, final limit
Annual Meeting Junior Order United
American Mechanics, State Council,
Sumter, S. C., April 16-18, from New
berry $4 45. Tickets on sale 15--16, fi
nal limit 20th.
Great Council of South Carolina Im
proved Order of Red Men, Spartanburg,
S. C., April 9--13, 1901, from Newberry
$3.75. Tickets on sale April 8-10, final
limit April 15th.
Grand Lodge Meeting 1. 0. 0. F. of
South Carolina, Greenville, S. C., A pril
24--20, 1901, from Newberry $3.75. Tick
ets on sale April 23--24, final limit April
United Confederate Veterans Reun
ion, Memphis, Tenn., May 28--30, 1901,
rate one-cent mile. Tickets on sale
May 25--27, limit June 4, with extension
final limit June 19 by depositing tickets
with Joint Agent and paying fee of fifty
cents at time of deposit. They will also
arrange as to permit a stop-over either
on the going or return trip of one day
at Chattanooga, to enable the South
Carolina Veterans to visit Chickamau
Reduced Rates via C. & W. C. Hailway.
The Charleston and Western Caro
lia Railway beg to announce reduced
rates from their stations on occasions
Baptist young peoples union, Char
leston S. C.-Round trip tickets for
this occasion will be sold April 2-4,
final limit April 9, 1901.
Meeting S. C. Medical Association,
Florence S. C.-Round trip tickets for
this occasion will bc.sold April 15-17,
final return limit April 20, 1901.
Grand Lodge Knights Honor, Colum
bia S. C.-Rlound trip tickets for this
occasion will be on sale April 16, 17-18,
final return limit AprIl 22.
Grand Lodge I. 0. F. Greenville S. C.
-Round trip tickets will be sold to
Greenville for this occasion from all
stations April 23-241 final return limit
April 27, 1901.
S. C. Federation Women. Clubs,
Greenville S. C.--Tickets on sale from
all stations to Greenville for this oc
casion will be sold April 22, 28, and 24
final return limit April 29, 1901.
Grand Council Improved Order fled
Men-Round trip tickets will be sold
all stations to Spartanburg for this
occasIon, April 8, 9, and 10, final return
lImit 15, 1901.
W. J. CnAra.
General Passenger Agent.
The Port Royal station Will Not Bo
Washington, March 80-It is un
likely that the Port Royal naval ita
tion will be abandoned by the gov
ernment, for it is the intention of
Rear Admiral (Jrowningshield, chief
of the bureau of navigation, to use
the place as a winter station for the
training squadron. Dredging op
orations, when completed, will make
the st ation more convenient for large
vessels to approach.
Bears thes Khoind You Havo Alway eought
The lRev. John Jasper Dead.
Richmond, Va., March 30.-Xhe
R1ev. John Jasper, the famous col
ored advocate of "the sun do move"
theory, died at his home here today,
aged 90 years. He had for many
years been pastor of the Sixth Mt.
Zion church and was held in high
esteem by the mass of the people of
h is race. He was once taken on a
tout of the North, delivering his
'nni TDn Moven lecntne, or sermon.
Burned to Ground,
THE MAONIFICEPNTLY EQUIPP11ED JEF
FECHSON HO0TEL DEsTicoyEm).
Scones of Wilt Confuslon-nut All Guests
Seei to Have Escaped-Hotel Cost
Richmond, Va., March 29.-Rich
mond tonight suffered her greatest
disautor by fire since the burning of
the Spottswood hotel on Christmas
The Jefferson hotel, the magnifi
cent structure built and furnished by
the late Lewis Ginter at a cost of
about $1,000,000 is in ashes. No
lives were lost.
The hotel was constructed of buff
brick and granite foundation and
was regarded as semi fireproof. It
burned like tinder. The building
covered half a block in the ultra
fashionablo part of the city, fronting
on West Main and Franklin streets.
The flames broke out in the upper
part of Main streetsido, spread with
a tremenduus rush, and soon that
part of the building was a seething
mass of fire. Prompt measures were
taken to awaken and alarm the guests,
and soon these were rushing through
the corridors in wild confusion.
As far as can be learned no lives
were lost, though there was great
difficulty in getting out some of the
There were in the hotel many line
works of art, including Valentine's
marble statuo of Jofferson in the
Franklin street court.
Although the hour was late when
the fire broke out, an immense crowd
The guests who were driven out of
the Main street portion and those in
the Franklin street part took refuge
in the lobbies of the latter, and there
the scenes of distress and excitement
There are wild rumors of five fire
men having been cut off in one of
the corridors and suffocated, but this
cannot be verified.
At 1 o'clock this morning all hope
of saving any part of the hotel had
The report of suffocation of five
firemen proves unfounded, but sove
ral persons were hurt by falling down
stairs, etc. One man has his hip
broken. No one perished in the
flames. The fire started in the linen
room, from a defective flue. Insur.
ance is about $050,000.
There was in the hotel a party
from Montreal, Canada. None of
these were hurt but all lost their
All the surrounding houses are
filled with property taken from the
hotel. There has been some looting
and several arrests have been made.
At 2 o'clock this (Saturday) morn
ing it is certain that not a vestige of
the hotel will be left. Ineffectual
efforts were adopted to save the stat
ute of Jefferson.
All day they twittered, all (lay they sang,
As out anud in they flew.
WVith a fallen leaf or a bit of nm oss,
And a straw and a twig or two,
They deftly fashioned their cczy nezt,
Shaping it bit b)y bit.
And as they wvorked they twittered and
They build just under a rocky ledge,
Secure from rain or dew;'
Where a suniner brook went babbling
As summiiier brooks will do.
They gathered the velvety woodlatid
And linedl their nests with it,
And still they twitteredl and gayly sang:
At last the cozy nest was doue,
And filled with a little broodl;
And the old birds worked from miorn till
To bring the young ones food;
Rut at last the nest had grown too small,
Or the birds too large for it;
For away they fluttered and gayly sang:
But every year the pee-wees come,
And line their niest anew,
And freshen it up with a bit of moss,
And a twig and a straw or two;
And every year they raise their brood,
And watch the young birds flit,
And still-they twitter and gayly sing:
-Helen Whit ene Clr,In Golden Days
3OUTIl HAS IIAL.FTiE FAIMS OF TI
% Wonderful (*in1 in Everything lut Live
Stock-Our Vart of the Country ias
11vatent ths, entiro Nation
III Its Advanco.
(Greenvillo Daily Nows.)
Baltimore, March 29.-"For the
Southern portion of the 'UnitOd States
ho last docado waui in some respects
lho most noteworthy of any in the
iinotoonth contury. Its progress in
)opulation and mateiial resources,
when coipared with the correspond
Lg advanco of the other States and
lorritories, merits special considera
These statements are introductory
'0 anl olaborato present-ation of fig
ires and facts showing the agricultu
Il )rogress of the South prepared
'or The Manufacturers' Record by
Ir. L. G. Powers, chief statistician
n chargo of agriculture for the
velfth consus. He shows that in
ho past ten years, whilo nearly 80
:or cont. of the increased population
a Northern States was in cities, vil
ages and hamlots, in the I.I South
)rn States tho n-ovoment of popula
ion was of an opposite character.
'ho gain in rural population in the
South was 015 por cent. of the tot al
nerease there, the relation being more
han twice that in the North and
TOTAL NUMBjEl 0F FARMS.
The estimato of the total number
>f farms in the country is something
ilightly in excess of 5,700,000 of
which nearly if not quite 2,400,000
ire in the 1.1 Southern States, and
the ro.ative gain in number is greater
in the South than that in the remain
Aor of the country.
"The marked increase in the rural
population of the South, taken in
connection with the facts of the in
creased use of improved farm ma
chinery, makes it certain that there
has been an unprecedented gain in
acres of land under cultivation, and
hence of socalled improved lands in
the South. The increase in the num
ber of farms as shown by the ro.
ported farm schedules and the in
eroase in rural population makes it
certain that the increase in the lasi
decade in improved land is greater
than in either of the two preceding
soUTiEiriN FARM RESOURCES.
Mr. Powers presents several tablew
as a basis for his study, and in con
clusion ventures the prediction thai
the South in 1900 will show, as in
other decades, a perentage of gain
in all farm valnes, with the oxcep
Lion of live stock, greater than foi
the nation as a whole. He says:
"WVith the op)ening up of new landn
the subdivision of 01(d plantationm
into smaller holdings and the conse
queni, appreciation of farm valves, ii
becomnet evident that the southern
farm resources have increased in the
last 10 years with a percentage great.
or even than in the dlecado from 187(
to 1880, and that the census iigurei
when published, will show for Lh<
year 1900 a total exceeding $4,500,.
000,000. This total may possibl3
closely approximate $5,000,000,000.'
MOsnJY FORETELLIJ r UrURE OR Tllf
W.Vill)Domninate the Union anid lbe World'
licheoat, 'pot--The Ne gro will lbe
[Tihe State A pril 1st.]
New York, March 3.-In iti
forthcoming issue, ILeslie's Woekla
will print a paper b)y CJol. John S
Mosby, the famous Confederati
raidoer, on "The Dawn of the South,'
in which lie says:
"The real south is just at its birth
The growth of this child of th,
nation may be gradual, but in th,
end the south will be far richer anm
more powerful than the north. Ii
the days to come the south will be
come the dominant section of th
"Without the War of Seccessio:
he south could never have hoped t
attain the fu'ure that is now cortair
Slavery was a great incubus, pare
lyzing natural energy. By abolist
ing this wrong our war banatit
every State south of the Mason and
Dixon line. The negroes are pro
ducing more as freemon than they
over did as slaves, and the great
mass of the peoplo are better off to
day than they were under the old
"Socially, as well as industrially,
the abolition of slavery was highly
beneficial in its results to tho masses
for slavery was a great wrong and
no community can exist in the high
est state of happiness when its sys.
tois are based on a wrong.
"'Thero are soundest reasons for
assorting that the negro's status is
bound to improvo. While thwy are
not asnear to eqIuality with white
people as they were under the sys
tom of slavory, they were certain to
be absorbed by iimigration and in
this ongulfmont they will disappear.
Thi is the natural and wisest solu
of what we now call 'race problem.'
"Richmond is the city most likely
to becomo in timo the banking contro
and commercial headquarters of this
country and thoroforo of the world.
The days of that. famious old city as
a political capital are past., but its
career as the central point of mann.
facturo for the whole south, and from
there for the world at large, is just
"While great forcos have been
working for the change, industrially
and socially the political chango is
hardly less marked. It is well nigh
folly today to speak of the 'solid
south.' That, by the way was a
phrise of my own invention. \V hen
1Hayed became the Ropublican candi
(late for president, I urged in a ltotr
(Aug. 1876) that it was better for
semo southern men to support him
because, if he were elected, his ad.
ministration must necessarily rest on
whatever supported it. It was bot
ter for the southern people to divido
between the parties, so that, no mat
ter which side won, there would be
men frequently to southern people
who would control its southern pol
icy. This contention is filly real
ized today, and the 'solid south' be
longs wholly to the political part."
C) A A93 or ..1 AM .J
Boaru the 1 tio Kind You 11o0 Always BoupP
MRS. DAVIS WON AGAIN.
Jury Olven S11,000 Damagen Agalns
Southern for Killing tier iusbai.
(Special to The Stato.)
Greenville, March 30.-The testi
mony mn the csO of Mrs. Loula M.
Davis against the Charlotte and1( Al.
lanta Air Line Railroad company
was concluded at noon yesterday,
and the argument of council occupied
the entire afternoon. Messrs. T. P.
and WV. 0. Oath ran represented the
railroad, and Messrs. H-. ,J. Hayns
worth, J. A. Mooney and L. 0. Pat
terson argued in behalf of the plain.
tiff, who is claiming $20,000 dam
ages on account of the death of her
husband, who was an employe of the
Southern railway. He wvas acting as
fi reman on a local freight train, which
had temporarily halted at Westmin
ster, and Davis wvas at the street
crossing when he was killed by a
passing train. The action was brought
against the Air Line company, which
was chartered in this State, because
an action against the Southern rail
way would have brought it into the
Federal court. The main question
involved in the stuit was whether the
proper signal had been given by the
engineer of the passing train, and as
a subsidary question, whether the de
ceased was in the line of his duty at
the street crossing. Judge Boenet
charged the jury this morning, and
in two hours afterwards the jury re
. turned a verdict in favor of the plain
> tiff for $11,000. At the previous
> term of the court when this case was
I tried the jury gave a verdict for $10,
1 000, which was set aside on techni
-cal grounds, ard it would seem that
3 the jury at this term fully agreed
with the former verdict, adding an
1 other $1,000 for the delay. An ap
a peal will be taken, and the supreme
.court will have to pass upon some of
-the legal points over which the conn
-sel have so ably and earnestly con
F. D. DEAN ARRESTED
AT FLORENCE HOTEL.
MIAIC(11i)"ll WT1"FA'IC P IETENNES'"
son of Prolnllicit CCItgoa-The Young
Mari TONt 114 slite of story nnud seelnh
Cona1dent, of tho outcome.
[Spocial to The State.)
Florence, March 29.-Quito a son
sation was created in the Central
hotel at. Florenco last night when
Deputy Shoriff E. B. Milan, of Spar
tanburg, walked in and presented a
warrant for the arrest of F. D. Dean,
a traveling salesman who arrived in
Floronco Sunday and registored as
F. D. Doan, Richmond, Va. The
warrant alleges that in January or
February that by falso protonses and
mtisreprosont at ions Dean obtained the
signature of .1. 11. Milster, of Spar
tantburg to a conditional note for
$1,000--and givos the names of Guy
tharris, F. 1). McEowen, S. B. Jones,
J. ). Boyd, (loo. Hodges and others
as witnesses to prove the same.
Doan mado no rosistance, and de
clares that lie has done nothing
wrong, and exprossed his willingness
to return to Spartanburg with the
deputy. No ono knows him in this
part of the State, but his deportment
and general boaring impressed all
thoso who caime in contact with him.
lio is well drossod, wearing a Prince
Albert coat, neat trousers and plug
lint, is ipparently about 26 or 28
years old, and has a strong face,
full of determination.
Whlen asked to give a statement
for tho press lie said in substance
that his honie is in Chicago; his
father is a proinont railroad man
in that city. About a year ago he
openod up1 a brokorago business in
Spartanburg, handling the business
of Swift & Co. and W. S. Forbes &
Co. of Richmond, Va , and t few
minor couceriis. lie did a big busi
ness until Septembor, wheni a "large
embezzlomont" occurred in Iis offico
which natorially crippled his busi
ness. About the first of <January W.
S. S. Forbes & Co. sont a represon
tativo to Spart,anburg to see hin.
This represeintativo proposed that if
he would arrange his indebtedness
with thom thatthey would send a man
d]own to tako chargo of the oflice and
books, and that Dean could still ro
tain a working interest in the busi
ness. This necessitated his giving
an ondorsed note to raise money, and
in the meantime his friends advised
him to "play for safety," which he
dhid. He says that he wont to 3. H.
MIilst.er and told himi all about it and
asked him to sign a conditional note,
meaning that this note was given
Forbes & Co., and they made good
the promise made to him through
their rep)reslentativo and allo- red him
to continue to handle their business,
that it would 1)0 binding and he
w~ould1 earn the money out of the
business, with which he would meet
the note at maturity. If Forbes &
Co. did not carry out their agree
mont th. n the note was null and
voidi. Dean did not say whether ho
negotiated the note at the bank him..
self or turned it over to Forbes &
Co., but it appears that the note is
in the bank and Milster is being
held for p)ayment. It seems that
the Richmond concern concluded not
to entrust their business further to
Dean's hands, so Dean had to pull
up from Spartanburg, and is now on
the road selling goods for T. M. Per
kins & Co. of Richmond, Va.
Of coi,rso there are two sides to
every story. Milstor may have a
different tale to tell when the matter
comes up before Magistrate Kirby in
Deani wired his fathier---Mr. J. WV.
D)oan of Chicago-today, who in
structed the City Bank of Chicago to
wire the Commercial and Savings
Bank of Florence to issue to J. W.
Ragsdalo, Esq., attorney for his son,
a certified check for $1,000, to be
used as bond. Mr. Ragsdale, upon
receipt of the check, wired Sheriff
Vernon, of Spartanburg, tendering
this certified check, which was re
fused with the statement that he de
manded the prisoner or $1,000 cash
bond. It being after banking hours,
the time lock on the safe prevented
the cashier from opening the sate,
so Mr. Ragsdalo accompanied Deputy
Sheriff Milan and his client to Spar
tanburg tonight, where the case will
be heard before Magitrato Kirby to.