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--TABLI H D - - --IA
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SOUTH IN DIXIE!
THE GREAT CONFEDERAT REUNION IN
THE CRESCENT CITY.
New Orleans Clad in Holiday Attire to Wel
come the Heroes of the Southland
Thousand of Visitors Join With
the People of the City to do
Honor to their Aged
Now Orleans, May 19.-The thir
toenth annual Reunion of the United
Confederate Veterans was opened in
. the great auditorium at, the Fair
grounds today at noon.
The weather was perfect and all
the arcangements by the local enter.
tainnent committee most successful.
There were thousands of veteran sol.
ieirs, hundreds of beautiful women,
and around on every hand a profu
sion of flnttering flags and waving
streamers. There was martial music
without limit and enthusiasm unboun
ded. Over the beauty and success
of the day there was but a single
shadow, and that promises to disap
pear before the morning. This was
the illness of Gen. Gordon, the com
mander-in-chief of the organization.
He was not well when he left his
hotel for the auditorium and has not
been in his usual health for several
??i'edays. His strength was not in reality
sufficient for the ordeal to which he
subjected himself, and before the
close of the opening session he was a
greatly weariedi man. Nothing but
'hi grim fighting spirit carried him
through the day without something
< 4pkin to a collapse. He was not able
:": to attend the afternoon session at the
?"'uditorium and remained quietly in
his room at the hotel, receiving no
visitors. His condition is in no man
ner serious, but it is possible that he
may not be able to preside at all the
sessions at the anditorium between
now and Friday noon. He expects,
however, to be present to morrow.
When the hour for opening the
Convention arrived tlie platform was
crowded with fair wonanl and men
whose names are housyehold words
throughout the Sont h. Gen. Gordon
was delayed somnewhat in reaching
the grounds and his entrance into
the hall was an ovat ion. Cheer after
cheer rang thirouglh the building as
h9+ caetO down the aisle leaning on
the arm of Adjt. (on. Mickle. He
was surrounded itstantly by a group
of friends as he mound ted tha rostrum
and for a time' he wast unmable to teach
A -rnIiArmeAn(,~j Krss.
No soone'r wa'ms h e seated tlan a
fair young worn an, Miss Tarlet on, of
Waco' Texas, approached and, bend~c
ing riowin, ki-Ndi the Genueral. lie
sprang gniildy to his feel' to, ackicol
oadg 'hle honor wit h reIpeated bows.
--- en. J. B. Levart, c~ommndier of
the Lou isina li vision of ie Confed.
orate Vt1 eranis, aen'I ite an.semrbly
to oirdeir aind im~ r. duw. e thne ebaplain,
GIen. RIev. .J. Wi lun Jloues, who
oil'er-cdii no~ ormne-st uraer The ini
51n'eessio (m II carn nienchIas of welcome
to t he Ven teiins from Pau IC(apde
viuelle, niauer ot~ Now O rleians; Ljovt
CJharbonnel, who spoke for the local
organizdm ion a f t lie Soans of Veterans;
Mrs. WVilliam J1 Behnan, represeniting
*t he Conifede'ralte Southern Memtoriail
Associatiton, and( (Goverri W. \V.
Heardl, who spake for the people of
the State of Louisiana.
(lEN. (OnDON's ADDuEss.
WVhen Gen. Gordon rose he was
enthusiastically cheered, lHe said in
To my thought, it is most litting
thtuhs prond arid patriot.ic organ i
zation should mteet again in this his.
torio cit.y, whiceb gave it hi rthI. T'he
neetinug oif snehi imn as you welcome
to-ctay, whose past deed'is w'ill remaIini
forever an inspiration to American
valor and to futur s nac'ri tices for con
stituitionail freed(omi, is arn auspicions
event in the country's h istory, wthen
ever andl whiereve'r it may occur; but
how peculiarly inespirintg is this reun
ion in Louisianan, on t his 100t.h anni
versary of his birth into government
al alliance with the A merican States.
A Roman eye would have discovered
in a meeting of snch men, at snoh
times, an omen of good to the cause
of liberty and, Aneriran oyes should
see 1n it nothing bt" good to the
whole Republic. It must., of necns
sity, be benefioent and only beneficent.
We will not indulge on this centen
nial-this political millennial morn
ing-nor at other times, in any bit.
terness. We feel none. We pity
those who do. We kavo long since
draw the curtain of oblivion over the
regretful and unseemly things of the
past; and we cherish, as Americans,
the valor and noble deeds of both
armies and of all sections. We are
satisfied with our record; and the
powers that would attempt to make
us blush for it, would be both stupid
and blind. We are heirs, joint heirs,
with the Republic's children in the
inheritance of freedom left by our
sires. We are proud of all the past.
Moreover, we are now facing a future
pregnant with tremendous possibili
ties; but we face it with a strength
of hope and assurance, born of an
unswerving purpose to dis-hargo our
every duty to all races, and to the
whole country. We are growing older
but we still stand firmly on the nar
row strip of land which separates us
from a boundless ocean.
And as we go hence, we will calm
ly drop our mantles on the shoulders
of our sons, who will worthily wear
them; and in no crisis of thre Hepub
lie, whether in forum or field, will
they be found wanting.
STONEWALL JACKSON'S wIFE.
At the conclusion of Gon Gordon's
address he turned to greet a lady
gowned in black, who had come to
the front of the rostrum during the
latter portion of his address. Then,
leading her.to the front of the plat
form, he said:
"It was my fortune, and I will
never cease to thank God that it was
my fortune, to follow, to know well,
and to love Stonewall Jacksoo. He
is not here, but the best half of him
is here in the person of his wife
Comrades, I present to you Mrs.
"To your feet, boys, to your feet,"
was the cry of a Veteran in the Ten
nessee delegation, but swift as came
his cry, it came too late. The "boys"
were up, every man of them, and in
the wild cheers that swept the ball
the fair-faced lady from Virginia was
made to know once more how South
ern love remembers.
"And here's a young Jackson,"
called out the General, leading for
ward a very pretty girl, Miss J ulia
Jackson Christian, the granddaughter
of the famous soldier. As he spoke
he kissed her and the cheers wore
redoubled for the General and the
Too( MITCH ENTHUsrrsAsM.
J udge. Jolin Reagan, thIe sole su r
viving mrember of the Davis Cabinet,
thern spoke from oneO portion of the
rostrum, wvhile niumbers of the 01ld
soldiers t hrew theinselves n porn Gen.
Giordon at thle ot her end. The re
ception was smothewrinrg Mr-. Boa
gan's voice and( (en. Gordon at the
same time, when Ge~n. S. D). Leos in
terfered with the gavel, beseech ing
the crowd to be milervt and to allowv
Gmen. Go,rdon to rest.
Mr. Reagan spoke but lbriefly after
this, and an adjournment was tauken
until afternoon. I mmnediately thle
mobbing cf Gmen. Gordon was re
sumed with redioubled energy. One
old soldier, intoxicated by his enthu
siasm, sank on his knees before the
General and would have hugged him
had not. the bystanders intorfered.
The oration of Judge IMgers con
sumied. the entire sit rnooni session.
His address, which was remarkably
well dleliveredI, was a btrillhianit sue
The Sons of Veterans met at. n(oon
in the Crescen,t Tlhieatrie, but traars
acted no b)usiniess beyond listening to
a number of welcoming addresses
and appoi[nting various committees.
The chief feature of the evening
was the ball given by the Washington
Artillery at their armory. It was a
select affair, in honor of the visiting
sponsors and maids of honor, and
was a distinct social buncess.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS RALLY.
Meeting Of The State Grand Lodge In
Special to News and Courier.
Orangeburg, May 19.-The meet.
ing of the State Grand Lodge, Knight
of Pythias, convened at 10 o'clock
this morning in Orangeburg. The
meeting was held at the Court House,
and Qrand Chancellor George S.
Mower of Newberry, called the meet.
ing to order. Quite a large number
of the visitors are junior past chancel
lors and the greater part of the morn
ing was occupied in conferring upon
them the Grand Lodge degrees.
The trains last night brought in
the expected number of visitors, and
the trains this morning had on board
numerous Knights from Charleston
and the lower portion of the State,
while some came from the upper
Carolina on the morning train from
Columbia. The early Atlantic Coast
Line train also brought a contingent
from the Pee Dee section.
The regular meeting of Orange
Lodge, No 34, was held last night at
the regular hall and there were a
large number of the visitors in attend
ance. Several candidates were On
hand for degrees in the ranks of
Esquire and Knight, and these de
grees were conferred in the presence
of a full attendance of the local mnem
berslhip as well as the visitors. To
night there are several candidates
for degrees and the Amplified Degree
Team from Charleston will have
charge. This tneeting will be held
at the Court House.
Extensive preparations are being
made for the banque' to morrow eve
ning and the Orangeburg ladies, who
have it in charge, are making ar
rangeminents to give the exptcted large
gathering an elegant repast. The
baenquet will be held in Barton's
The people of Orangeburg gen - r
ally are pleased to have so represent
ative a set of South Carolinians in
their city, and are doing what they
can to make them feel at home and
give them the best accommodation
that is possible under the circum
It is an unusually selected gather
ing of men. From all portions of
South Carolina are gathered here
the representative men of the State.
Some leaders and prominent only in
local affairs, while many of the State
leaders are active representatives in
the Grand. Lodge. The leading men
of the various professions~ and
branches of business life are here.
Th'e younger leaders, who are here,
are, many of thenm, the coming men
of tha State, rmnd in the future will
exercise large innluence in the State's
history. Several of the younger and
able leaders of the General Assembly
are here. Senator George S. Mower,
representing the uipper branch, wvhi le
Speaker M. L,. Smith, of CIamiden;
Chairman of Commit to on mi E5duica
tion 1B. A. Morgan, of G4reenvilie;
Chairman of Ways and Means Comn
mittee Altamont Moses, of Sumter;
Col E. H. Anil, of Newberry; Dr E.
C. D)oyle, of Oconee; the lion J. WV.
Dour, of Georgetowni, ar*e members
of the lower house. M~ayor J1. B.
Park, of Greenwood, is here.
'The above are only a few of the
many prominent PytIhianis in attend.
anee u pon t he Graned Lodge sessions.
Ch arlestton has sent up a large
delegation of (enthlusiast ic arnd rep
resent ativye citizens and Pyth ians,
many of them b)eing young meon of
exceptional ability and attainmjents.
Niewberry College Comnmencemn t Pro
June 7, 11 o'clock, baccalau,reate ser
men, by Rev. C. l'. Weltner of Augusta,
Ga ; 8:3~0, address to the students b)y
llev. D). M. Itamnsay, D). D)., of Char
latoni, S. C.
Junme 9, 3: 30), annual meeting of Hoard
of Tlrustees; 8; 30, JIunior con test. for
Ju tne 9, II o'clock, addrlmess before the
Alumni Association. 8: 30, addrm es be
fore the L iterary Societies b)y President
Henry L,. Smith, of D)avidson College,
.June 10, It) o'clock, annual comnmence
T ACE CtIRTAINS NEXT 30) DAYS
IJJer Winidowv 25 cents a window at
The N ewbe rry Steam Laundry.
STATE CAPITOL A DIiATH TRAP.
Sewer Gas Has Been liscaping Into Off1
Columbia May 18 An investiga
tion of the presence of smoke in the
attorney general's oflice yesterday
developed the startling fact that the
State capitol is infested with sewer
After the morning had been spout
in looking for the cause of the smoke
it was discovered that. a plank iin the
basement was on lire, having boen
ignited by means of combustion of
lime, which had boon iprinkled over
the old soWer main far ldown in the
basement of the building. The con
dition of affairs which was thus un.
covered or made apparent was really
more alarming than if. the entire
State capitol had been on lire, fo
the lives of its occupants are etndan
gored by sower gas.
All of the poisonous gas from the
rotting mains in the basemont was
oscaping into the chimneoy which
led to the office of the attorney gon.
oral and to the other oflinos on that
side of t he first floor of the capitol.
Owing to the fact that of the eight.
men who have been employed as
watchmon at the capitol in the last.
thirton years live have die'l, one is a
confirmed invalid nuid two others
have sulered from itestinal fevers.
''he State house oflicials wore very
much alarmed hv the condlitions of
affairs mladi+ apparent yenterday.
vI:l'rIT.: utEA T11 TrIAI'.
The State 201.
The seeretery of stat"' has for the
past two or three days had a num
ber of plumbers and sanitary experts
to inspect the sewerage arrangements
in the State house, which caused so
much alarm last week. Some of the
sanitary inspectors say that they
never saw seh coenditiosi as Ihe
found at, th .Sta+e capitol nii they
(express groat suilrpri;e th t6 thI. mnatter
had been allowed to run along as it.
has been They call this a veritable
death trap and i .sist t hit it should
be corrected at once.
FEARFUL ACCIDENT IN CLINTON.
Little Orphan Girl Killed by Bursting
Of a Wringer in the Laundry.
Special to The St ate.
Columbia, May 19. T_I'he Thorn
well orphanage is now in need of he
tender sympathy which the good
people1 of the St ate have always been
so ready to showv it. One of those
unforeseen and un avoidable accidlents
whlich somietimies happen occurred
hero today. While one of the girls
wvas passing by the wringer in the
steam laundry it suddenly wvent to
pieces with t he noise of a p)istol ex
pilosion. Miss Anna Anederson was
struck by a flying picce and was dead
within 20 mniinutes. The whole inist.i
tution is ini tears. It. was a merci ful
P.rovid1ence th at saved1 the lives of thle
other girls, somue of whiomn were noenr
by. Anna was otte of the sweetest,
purtIt, most lovable girls ini the ini
There is no b)lamie to be attaIched(
to any one in conn'e-tion with the
TUhe wringer was running at its us
ual speed. TIhiere was evidently a
flaw in the iron or wo)rlonanship.I'
The 200 chilreno ?at thle (.rpuhanamigo
need t he symWpat hy of God'5 peopPle
now in t heir loss of one of t heir deoar..
IN LIt-l ANb IN l)EATII.
These Two Soldiers Were Comrades,
Tri-ed anid True.
Special to Tlhe State.
Chicraw, May I15..-A miost roma trk
able coi ncidlence occurIred in oiur
towna to(day. At. S 30 'clock thInis
mnorining Mr. A. (I. I r ight , a pr~ iat 0
in Boyki n's liangers, aged ?t years,
was buried. A t .1 o'clock.thInis after
noon Mr. ~J Fhlntcho'r G ranut, a private
ini the First reginemnt, I leavy A rt ill.
cry, S. (C. V., aiged li> years, was
buiriod1. Th'leso gent lemen were one
cop)artniers in businmess, both nmmbors
of Choerawv lodge, No. lf>, A. F. M.,
both buried with Masonic honors,
and both (lied with paralysis
Till' RUlRAI. FREE DELIVERY.
A Great Increase in the Service and
Uinlimited Extension Ahead.
Washington Letter in Chicago Chron
Some idea of the trnguitudo of the
rural free delivery service was given
by Postmaster General Payne the
other day during the course of one of
his afternoon chats with newspaper
correspondents. At the precent time
there are 15,000 routes scattered
from the Atlantic to the Pacific and
from the Canadian border to t:'e
Miexican frontier. Within two years
this number will be increased to 38,
000 and thereafter the increases will
be male steadily in practically every
county in the Ur.1ted States. Ulti
mately it. is expeoted and hoped that
there will be not fewer than 50,000
rural free delivery routes. The
effect of the rural freo (lelivery ser
vice upon postal revenues is to stimu
late them tremendously. Taking
Carroll County, Maryland, where
rural free dolivery received its first
test, as an example, there um been
a teady annual increase of more than
10 per cent in local postal revenues.
Previous to the introduction of the
country mail carrier the annual in
creso averiged less t haln 2 per cent.
Carroll Couuty, while aduitted to be
a fair specimnlo1 of the value of the
service, doos not, begin to approach
the records of hundreds of Western
counties, wvhnre atnuaIl increases ot
20 and 3() per cent have been re
corded. Mr Payne estimates that
within seven years the postal service
will pay its way and that thereafter
instead of ai annual leicit, in the
revenues there will' be a constantly
About $5,000 in Hand I-or The llampton
Monument---There May be Smaller
Sums Subscribed--Reports Wanted.
Colunmbia Reocord, 18th.
The Hampton monument fund was
the theme of nearly every speech at
the recent reunion, and the interest
she'wwn in it leads to the belief that
the requisite amount will soon be
The Hampton motnument commis
sion undertook to raise the popular
anmounit retluirod and lappointtel va
rious prominent gentlemon m the sov
oral count ies to take charge of raising
.he fund. Soume of them have been
actively at work and about. $5,000) is
now in hand, deplosited( in banks in
Colummbia, Charleston, Sumter and
elsewhere. Th is is the total amount
rep)orted so far, but t here may be va
rious smaller sums in hand which
have' not been reported. T1he conm.
miiission is very desirous thlat thiis
matter be bronght to a close at, onice
and(, therefore, req(uasit t all gentle
men who have had the matter in
charge to report at once so that the
comnimissionl can understand exactly
where it sItaruds, in order that further
syste'ma iC ell'ort may b)e made to raise
the necessary $10,000. With the
matter brought out so promioneutly
at thle reuiniion the comminnisiion be
lieves there will bo lit tle trouble in
raising the money.
Burglars M1ake Ilaul of $7',000 at Bir
Birminghaim, Ala , May 18.--Bur
glntrs entered( the p ri vat e ollico of
Jack W. Johnson, ticet agent at
the uinion passe8(nger station, at an
early hour ntu nrday morn inrg and
abstrmacted $7,(J00t from the safe.
Several rail roadl le doctives and
thmree or four special mn fromn the
Birmni'ina police force weoro put to
work on t he case4.
The stolen property consisted of
$ I,50 mt)9i ind uorsedI chleeks, green.
backs arid (0111.
The thief was evidlently fainmiliar
with Ih le oflice as haei 'penetd the safe
by thlie regnlar comb)jinationi anid did
n ot (Iisit urb thle cl erk who was sIlo0p.
ing a few feet fronm himnn.
Th'le loss is shared by t he various
railroads(1 rntoring ririgh am arid
each oif t hem niow has a special detec
tiv(e working on tin ('ae
A TALK WITH TILLMAN.
WHO WILL B1liii iM 1 OCRATIC CANDI
1)ATL FOR lil 'FIISl) ENT.
Senator Tillimai Deeliics to Specify Fur
ther Than to Say it Will be Neither
Cleveland nor Bryan.
Special to Newvs and Courior.
'aishinlgton, May I9.- --"Noither
Cloveland nor Bryan art Prosiden.
tial possibilities on tho t)omuoo,ratin
ticket," renarked Stiator Tilhnan,
of South Carolina, t uIaty, whilo die
Cussing t ho pol it i(al sit uat ionl from
his point of viow.
'Thero ar over six Inillh+iln I)omo
cratic votors who wonth not Hu)pport
N r. (Jlovelmatl if an atttlpt Wits
miado no nomi1nat1' himl on th(1 l)01mo
crotic ticket. My opinion of Mr.
Clevolan(d," votltinntoil I ho Smintor,
"is so well known to llr. ('tovollatnd
and tho whole ouit ir)"Ihat it is a
waste of timlo for ile t( ditsiis him
in cortnoction with tho i'rsidonley.
Mr. Bryan. lit till good ''ns' ai
jndgment 10 realli.' I hat hi' is not it
possibility, having hol t wo trios for
the prize. lto it ) inero, lowevor,
in doa]Inding thitt the principles of,
the Democrate i prt V shall ho i nI
herod to, and ho will us'' tho iatun
Oice: h0 1111n<'9t)yitwstinbly pIotSSe'a in
the I)e r1. arati(' 11:t11 to Pr4'v nt the
nonlilittiou goii11 to 1n1yuo who ias
triod to disor gaoizo lntl disr11)t th
party Simply to ,;'ratif"v jotr onal aon.
BRYAN kNow': il Wi, Ni'fM
"Mr. Bryanl know-4 thitt ht' cotiot
be it cindidattI, alnt ht andt thoso
who believe with bit,h will go to any
oxtremo to p ro\vt'Int inet it matl ao
Grover Clevolaml n altwioradling an at
Simon Pur I) um tc'rat. M1r. 13rvall
is not diHposd1 tto f'rc"' tht' fro~ H11
vor (ueStlanI up,oaa tth I)lu iirattie
party in viw of oxistiii cioltitions,
but he hias tht right t, itsint that
the Deuocratin atitarId hmirit( Ihatll
be it 11111 whom th rank ainl iilo of
the pirty (ilt triu to carry out the
fuudanental proe(i)h-si of tha rogttlar
(101oOnFMuot'ic.\T5 .\-u.1:NT V.
'1 111 not I)II.arod, nor an I a
thorizod, to sotei a e:tnit:dttt who
is qualiiod to hand titi I )t'nloertt ic
party to victory. 'ITh .ro are I ho i1.
sinds Of goo<d I )etiielrata Wlt> art' Is
well qlalilieti to ocelpy" th'e White
-ouxt' as I'ho'vsi'lt toseiavett, aid I
hope at t ho prol t-r t ilut thll I )o
crattic pairt y wilt he a wise t'noingh to
select it trnan who will ctomnumidtt theo
united stroiigt h of I th ti t pao lrtyV.
I fully appretciint that ttabshohit haiir
mony ini D)eimocrat ii ranks in ai some.i'
thorOiem t) bet a growm lg tdesire
otn the pat o(f atll goodt lJsoie ratsa to
got togotheir taml in-k aitvat ago of
wharit seemsx t o ino t ho oppoi siit its
Wietout itendoing to disct ourag
at bligh)t iiun t eorfi ult n tIltp
of thle pairty ar nito (w rogitling them11
elarrod thait Illenioi>u ratittonaxs do
p)ii(ondt 111)01 iotig riti Of siriio gif
fairs of n th gvemo
ltiM l. IN l T iA <G
"'If wei'(~t cohi &' aiokm mia
jority ini thei lI'iuse or Seinit.- anid
app)joint a goodt at itl tbcks'. I eummiioitoe
to go t hroiughit to <h-pa rt mants awtl
make at thorough investiatin it
onlco realtizt ie ininiaiit,to lncxsity
for it changiii int the admliisitrattion.
WVe carnnrot t urn t he ratxcalx oiut ax
tong as they are permi tittedli to in ves
t igatte ItemstlvoN. 'iThe penin tg inl.
vest.igalt i of th tosmta senr vice and
all thle other jinvestigitionsi which are
suppoxsed to lho goimg ont in vartiousx
b ranceso of the ser vice itre lt htile
vatIlie, beutitse theyo ar' beig coin.
we couild turni somie of outr ownl p0o
p)1o ini the dlepartimn lxs wit hi aut ho
rity to matke a rigid inuvest igationt of
the blluinets affirs of thle Govern
mlent some pIract icual r'esult mxight. be
obtained. Similatr condit,ions miight
be foundt( to exitif t;r t)m nocr
had been in power for a period of
many years. An investigaton of a
Democratic admiini8tration by Dem
ocratic investigatorH would be as idle
and perhaps as fruitless as the so
callod itvostigation now in progress
under the prosent Administration.
MiSr LooK AT TE BoOKS
"W'o must. have a look at the books
and report the findings before
we can turn the ralails out. In my
judgment the time is ripo for a
change, and if tho Dewocratic party,
without sacrificing its principles, take
a hold stand a;vinst the corrupt in
111elunces which now control the Re
publicitn patrty we can command the
slpport of a majority of the voters
who are t boroughly disgusted with
tho letpublican misrule."
'"WVhom would you select to lead
this great political crusade ?" I asked
WILl. NOT NAMIE A MAN.
"()h, I mifi not going into speculat
ing on umtuer, of in. There are
plrenty of good l)emocrats in this
world. W hat wo want to do first is
to rotteh it harmonious understanding
as to the+ truo definition of Demo
eratic principals. After we get lined
ulp on thatt proposition wo will have
no diflicilty in selcting it mian to
carry the btuir. The great difli
cnly i + inl getting the )eniocrats
ro th.d up. They ire a ipretty hard
sot to itatiago, besides Ihoro are so
iImtny non who want, to ho leatders,
who have but very few followers.
Blut I did not. coou0 to Washington
to t ilk pol it its. I ran on hero to do
a little work for lmy constituonte in
tlhe depatrt.nents. I finished up my
work and amel going back hoie for a
short rest before I start. out to keep
it few Iectuto eigagemien.n."
''ho South Citrolhna Senator was
closely qu1est ioned aH to the names
of uinerous lProsidential posHibili
tios, but ho positively delined to
commit hisnelsf further than to say
that. i ht, next I)emocratic candidate
woult be neither Mr. Cleveland nor
iir. Bryan. On that subject his
Opinion was fixe+d.
CAROLINA IN NiW ORiLEANS.
Several lundred Delegates Present from
tle Palmetto State Under
S1oweial to Nuws and Co(urior.
N w l)rloans, May I9.-- With the
city attired in the white and rol of
Ite Souti;rn Confederacy, and the
"Itohol"1' yell andii the strains of
"DI ixie'" miniglinig ml one0 granud
chorus, t ho geinerathl Rounion has be
The4 conventibon was cal led to order
at i 2 o'clock today, ando the atddress
o)f wioIomo anid I t respoJnses wore
niiu(lo. Gen4r. ( tordon wvas accorded at
great o vatilonl.
Thl ereo anre several hurnired South
(Caroit l inn here, but nt. of them
aived Vlto in i . th i day andi~ as yet
they hiavo no' coo together to take
"Eny proinent)It phmco in the picture.
They4) wvil bIe boaird froini tomrorrowv.
It ori. Th'lomas II. C\ileVi(, (om.I
ininder44 of the South Catroliuna D)ivi.
ion, loin furn,ishod hea'idquatrters at
~ih St. C harle,i Ilot el. 11(4 is at
ti'onded by four imemibern of his ntIdiT.
CJol. J1. N. Jourd<bin, chief of stafl'; 10
II( Oan14e, MI ( ardw ueill andI Major
ltONFIllI~ til SLOT MIACIlIIIIiS.
ThIrteen Hluindred, Valued at $125,000,
Blurned In Philhadelphla.
l'hihliulelph)Iia, 31a I19. T-Ihirteen
huinidreil slot maiichinies valued(( at at
b ont I 12 5,000 t wore puin cly burn red
todaylt by oder of dlirector of Public
Safety Smlythl. Seven hundred of
the mhinniies wvere captured in raids
condulicted by the Liaw and Order so
eioty anod (600 wo(re confiscnated by the
police authorit ies. The raids have
ext endoed over at period of livo mnonthae
D irector SmiytIh has in his custody
25(0 pounds of nickels and pennies
which have not been couuntedl. Seo
rotary G. A. honey of the Law and
Order society hats nearly $1,600) taken
from the machines cap)tuired by his
agentsI. 'This mon0y3 will be turned
over to the city treasurer.
D)uriung the burning of the machi -
n1os t,wo fire companies guiardled the