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HAMPTON'S . TRE?S?BY
ROBBED BY BURGLARS.
Blow Open Safe With Niiro-Giyce
rine-Clerk of Court Causey
Gave Chase, But Robbers
Special to The State.
Hampton, March 25.-This morn?
ing between 2.30 and 3 o'clock a most
daring burglary was committed in the
town of Hampton. Safe crackers en?
tered the office of County Treasurer J:
G. Langford and succeeding in demol?
ishing the safe and escaping with the
contents. They made an entrance by
breaking the lock on the door to the
office, which is in the Court House
There were only two in the party of
burglars. The safe was blown open
by a charge of nitro-glycerine. The
hammer drill and other tools used in
making the hole for the charge were
taken from the shop of Mr. J. L Rob?
erts after he left the shop about 11.30
The explosion awakened Clerk of
Court W. B. Causey, who lives abot.t
25 yards from the Court House. He
ran ont and saw the burglars in the
bright moonlight. Realizing what had
happened he secured his shot gun and
using shells loaded with buckshot gave
chase, firing at them twice at the
range of about 100 yards. He and
Mr. W. T. Johns, who was also
awakened, gave the alarm. A party
was formed before day and with the
assistance of two bloodhounds began a
hunt for the robbers, bnt their search
was futile, the dogs not being able to
run the trail for any distance.
HAS THIRTEEN WIVES.
Nelson or Freeland Has Been
Landed in St. Joseph, Mo., Jail.
St. Joseph, Mo., Mari h 15.-Chris?
tian C. Nelson, railroad contractor
and horseman, alleged to have 13
wives, is in jail here on the charge of
bigamy, having just been brought in
from San Antonio, Tex., where he
was arrested a few days ago. Nelson ?
will be tried in St. Joseph because
one of the women most active in his
prosecution was married to him in
this city last September. This bride
was Mrs. Mary A. Parker of Platts?
burg, Mo. Nelson admits having
three wives, but says the other 10
are myths. He is said to be wanted i
for bigamy in Chicago, San Francisco,
Des Moines, New York, St. Paul,
Sumter, S. C.. and Conway, Ark.
His preliminary trial will be held
here before the same justice of the
peace who solemnized his marriage
with Mrs. Parker in September.
WILLING WIDOW WON.
Des Moines, Ia., March 25.- Mrs.
Dorothy Harvey, residing in Lake
Park, this city, claims to be one of
the alleged 13 wives of Christian C.
Nelson, who is now undar arrest at
St. Joseph on a charge of bigamy.
Nelson wooed and won her inst a year
ago. She was a widow 45 years oid.
She says Nelson represented to her
that he was a wealthy horseman and
desired to take her to his big stock
farm in the east. To accommodate
him she sold her home, worth $3,000,
for half this sum and entrusted the
money to him. He left, ostensibly to
buy a span of horses, and was never
again heard from.
Funston Talks Again.
Topeka. Kansas? March 2G.-Gen.
Frederick Funston was in the city to?
day on his way to California. Gen?
eral Funston delivered himself of a
scathing denunciation of the eastern
papers, which criticised his speech be?
fore the Lotus Club in New York. He
441 have been nagged by that class
of papers until I am tired. Editorially
they wilfully misinterpret my remarks
and" I am glad to express my inde?
pendence of their opinion and their
talk and that of their kind about my
using dishonorable and unfair means
in the captne of Aguinaldo: also that
I violated the articles of war. They
know a great deai more about the ar?
ticles of golf than they do about the
articles of war. Everything is per?
missible in a campaign except the use
of poison or the violation of a flag of
''Asa matter of fact only four of
my men on the expedition were dress?
ed" in the insurgent uniform. The
others were dressed as Fillipino peas?
"President Roosevelt approved hear?
tily of my remarks before the Lotus
Club banquet and was anxious to
have me go to Boston on the imita?
tion of Senator Lodge and make the
same speech there, but my orders
were such that it was impossible for
me to go. ' '
The State Democratic Executive
Committee will meet in Columbia on
April 3. Nothing of special public
interest will come up.
G?LGSSUS OF ?FRiGA DES?.
Ceci! Rhodes, Diamond King and
Greatest Man cf South Africa.
Cape Town, March 26.-Cecil ^".odes
I died peacefully at 5.57 p. m. T'o slept
during the morning and a< aia in the
? afternoon, but his breath1 *.r. became
more difficult and his streng . dimin?
ished until he passed away.
At his bedside were Dr. Ja eson,
; Dr. J. W. Smartt, the commissioner
of public works. Col. Elmhurst
Rhodes, director of signalling of the
South African field force, and Mr.
Walton, a member of the assembly of
Mr. Rhodes' last words were the
names of his brother and some of the
others present which were meant to be
goodbyes. The only person who at?
tended him during his illness and who
was not present at his death was Dr.
Stevenson ; all the others, his boys
and personal servants, were admitted
at the !ast.
The body will be taken to Grootes
chuur, the residence of the deceased,
near Cape Town, on a special train
tomorrow. There it will probably lie
in state fer a day or two and the pub?
lic will be admitted to view the
remains. It has not yet been deter?
mined where he will be buried. It
was the wish of Mr. Rhodes to be
interred at Matoppo Hills, Rhodesia.
Certain of his friends will proceed to
Matoppo Hills to detemine whether it
is practicable to carry out this wish.
A BROKEN SOURED MAN.
London, March 26.-The death of
Cecil Rhodes came as no great surprise
to those who saw anything of him
dnring his last visit to London during
the winter. Whether it was due to his
experiences during the long siege of
Kimberley, or the accumulated anx?
ieties regarding the war in South
Africa, with an accompanying change
of public feeling in England toward
him, there is no doubt he was almost
completely broken down within the
last two years. Even his appearance
changed. His once finely chiseled face
had become bloated and his always
huge frame filled out until he became
so stout as to make walking a matter
of difficulty. He was frequently at?
tacked with severe heart troubles dur?
ing which he exhibited the stoicism
which marked his extraordinary career.
Nor did he allow his bodily ailments
to interfere with business. Among
his associates in the city he never
mentioned them, nor did he permit
them to be mentioned td him. Up to
the last Mr. Rhodes kept a firm grip
on all those vast South African inter?
ests created and controlled by him.
Except that he was more irritable and
more dictatorial, there was no out?
ward changes in his method of handling
men, millions and empires.
Towards the social side of life, how?
ever, he soured visibly. Oncejhisdays
work at the offices of "the British Char?
tered South African company was over
he shut himself up from the curious
in an unfrequented London hotel,
where he utterly denied himself of all I
except half a dozen favored intimates.
Dr. Jameson was his constant com?
panion. Indeed, none of Dr. Jame- '
son's indiscretions ever affected the
warm friendship existing between
the two men. Especially did Mr.
Rhodes shun toe present governmental
leaders. He bitterly, expressed his
contempt of British army methods in
South Africa and probably never quite
forgave Mr. Chamberlain and Lord
Miner for not consulting him or en?
deavoring to utilize the powerful finan?
cial-political machine which Mr.
Rhodes undoubtedly manipulated over
the whole of South Africa. With in?
creasing irascibility which he did not
hesitate to vent on duke or plebeian
who crossed his path, he grew more
and more restless as the end of his life
drew near. His closing days develop?
ed into an unceasing, purposeless quest
of change of scene.
Owing to the very great success of
the Debeers mines, the British Char?
tered South Africa company and other
great South African ventures, Rhodes'
fortune has been steadily accumulating.
Ko lost money over the war, but what
inroads that made must have been
trifiing with the many millions he
Lord Roberts and the Boers.
London, March 26.--At the conclu^
sion of the biography of Field Mar?
shall Lord Roberts, written by James
i McLaren Cobban, which has just been
I published, the reply of Lord Roberts
to Lord Lansdowne, when the latter
- requested him to take supreme com
i maud against the Boers, is given in
j the following words:
"My Lord: For nineteen years 1
I have lived an abstemious life "in the
j hope of this day."
j Commenting on his answer, Mr.
j Cobban says Lord Roberts foresaw
after the battle of Majuba Hilt that.
the issue must ultimately be fought
! out between the Briton and Boers.
Rathbone Must Stay in iaii.
Havana, March 26.-Estes G. Rath?
bone, the former director of posts, who
was arrested last ni^ht, remained in
the Vivio prison all night. Today he
was taken to the careel, (jail, ) accom?
panied by a number of friends. Rath?
bone's bondsman, Senor Lopez, a
Spanish merchant, went to Court this
morning and announced that he was
willing to furnish bonds in any
amount, but bail was absolutely re?
fused. Acting Governor Scott says
the case is in the hands of the Court
and that he cannot intervene in the
matter of fixing bail if the court re?
fuses to accept bail.
W. H. Reeves was also removed to
jail today on an order of arrest.
Neither Reeves nor Rathbone has the
option of bail.
Counsel for Rathbone and Neeley
will appeal the cases of their clients.
PRES?DEHT'S ?fiY AT EXPQSiTIQN.
Programme Arranged for His En?
Exposition Bureau of The State, i
Charleston, March 26.-The directors ?
of the exposition and Mayor Smyth j
have received information from Presi- |
dent Roosevelt that he will leave j
Washington for Charleston, over the
Southern, Zvlonday afternoon, April 7,
and will arrive in the city on the
morning of April 8 and ?viii spend two
days in Charleston. Tuesday will be j
devoted to seeing the places of interest
in and about the city and Wednesday,
April 9, will be President's Day at
The president will be accompanied
by Mrs. Roosevelt, Miss Alice Roose?
velt, Dr. and Mrs. . Rixey, Mrs.
Cowies, several members of the cabi?
net and their wives. The party will
travel in a special train fitted up by
the Southern which will be one of the
handsomest trians ever sent out by
that system. Only a few stops will be
made between Washington and
The programme as arranged by the
exposition officials has been approved
by the president with the exception of
one or two minor changes. Instead
of breakfasting in the city the party
will take breakfast aboard the train,
and upon their arrival in the city will
go direct to Chicora park where the
site for the naval station will be in?
spected. The revenue cutter Forward
will be in waiting for the party, and
! the distinguished guests will go aboard
and take an excursion around the har?
bor and to Fort Sumter. Only the
members of the reception committee
and a few invited guests will go on the
excursion as President Rosevelt has
expressed a desire for it to be as pri?
vate as possible.
Tuesday night a banquet will be
given at the Charleston hotel by the
citizens of Charleston to President
Roosevelt. At the same-time Mrs.
Roosevelt and Miss Alice Roosevelt
will be given a reception at the St.
Wednesday will be President's Day
at the exposition and thousands of
citizens from all parts of the State and
the south will be here to welcome
him. Public exercises will be held in
the auditorium and President Roose?
velt will deliver an address to the vast
multitude of poeple which will be as?
The reception committee of the
woman's board will give a reception
to the visitors at the Woman's build?
ing Wednseday afternoon. Besides the
members of the presidential party there
will be 60 guests from~the city of
Charleston, 30 ladies and 30 gentle?
men. President Roosevelt and party
will leave for Summerville Wednesday
afternoon, where a banquet will be
given by Capt. Wagener at the Pine
Forest Inn. Thursday morning a
visit will be made to Pinehurst tea
gardens. The party will leave Sum?
merville Thursday afternoon.
Pullman Car Porter Lynched in
La Junta. Colo., March 25.-W. H.
Wallace, a negro sleeping car porter,
was lynched at 8 o'clock tonight in a
comer of the court house square, be?
ing hanged to an electric light pole
by a howling mob of 4,000 persons
who had been hunting him all day.
After hanging the body of the negro
was riddled with bullets. Wallace
had been kept out of town all day by
Sherff Farr, in an attempt to save
him from the mob. The prisoner
made no resistance to the lynching
and died protesting Iiis innocence.
Mrs. Henrietta H. Miller, a gray
haired woman aged 67, going from
Los Angeles, Cal., to Denver, to visit
relatives, was brutally assaulted in
the Santa Fe Railroad yards here last
night by a negro porter on a Pullman
car running between Denver and La
After leaving the Chicago limited
train here Mrs. Miller asked a porter
whom she met on the station platform
where the Denver sleeper was. The
man offered to conduct her to the car.
After going witli bini a considerable
distance Mrs. Miller became suspici?
ous and started to return to the sta?
She was then knocked down by a
blow on the head and after a struggle
with her assailant was choked into
insensibility. When she regained con?
sciousness about an hour later, she
crawled back to the station and gave
an account of the assault and a
description of her assailant. Wash?
ington H. Wallace, a Pullman car
porrer who runs between Denver anti
r li is city, stopping here on each run
: from at nighl until noon the fol?
lowing day, was arrested in the car of
which he had charge, lie was identi?
fied by Mrs. Miller. Bloodhounds
were brought from Canyon City and
they trailed the man who accompanied
Mrs. Miller through the yards to the
i car in which Wallace was found.
? Eight assaults Lave occurred here "in
the past few months, and it is bcliev
I ed all were committed by one man.
j Mrs. Miller's condition is critical.
Washington; March 26.-As a result
of numerous conferences today among
the Republican leaders of the house
the advocates of Cuban reciprocity be?
came confident that the measure could
be reported by the ways and means
! committee by republicans without re
? liance on Democratic votes and with?
out amendments. This was a reversal
of conditions supposed to exist earlier j
when the friends of Cuban reciprocity
were said to be one vote short of the j
necessary number to resist amend- ;
men ts and to report the bill. In view I
of the changed conditions Chairman ':
Payne lias under consideration the ad- ;
visability calling a special meeting of j
the ways and means committee the lat- j
ter part of this week to pass on the |
Congressman is Greatly Liked by
"Washington, March 21.-Special
There is probably no member of the
delegation from South Carolina more
popular among the Democratic mem?
bers of the House than is Representa?
tive Lever, whose Congressional career
began at the beginning of the present
session. It is generally the opinion
of the members who have watched his
contest that he will retain his seat
and that the committee will report in
A friend of Mr. Lever, who w7as in
Washington the other day, was seen
at the National Hotel and said that
Mr. Lever would doubtless be given a
renomination by the people of his
Congressional district. Although one
of the youngest members of the
House, he said Mr. Lever had made a
record during the present Congress of
which an older member might feel
The speech of Representative^ Lever
delivered when the bill to etsablish
,rtiral free delivery was under discus
.i?oon in the House, was published in
ftiil in the Congressional Record. The
roeech was in opposition to the bill,
Mr. Lever being an advocate of the
present system of rural free delivery,
and opposed to the contract system,
which the bil! proposes to establish.
Charleston Post, March 21.
Patrick Found Guilty.
New York, March 2G.-Albert T.
Patrick, lawyer, this evening was con?
victed of the murder on Sept. 23, 1900,
of the aged millionaire recluse, Wil?
liam Marsh Rice.
?At the word "guilty" pronounced
by Foreman Machell, in a tone low,
but distinct enough to be heard
[ throughout the court, not the slight?
est change passed over Patrick's face
and he remained standing in an almost
listless attitude while the customary
poll of the jury was being taken. His
aged father, Capt. Patrick, sitting
near him and straining to catch the
statement of the foreman, started for
an instant as its import reached him
and then sat calmly awaiting the
GOOD, IF TRUE.
Business interests of the north have
been aroused by the Crumpacker reso?
lution to investigate southern election
laws. Since the publication of the
fact that the Republican members of
the house committee on rules had voted
to report the Crumpacker resolution,
the Republican leaders have been fair?
ly overwhelmed with letters from the
business men of the north, protesting
against what they term an attempt to
revive the "bloody shirt" and "Force
The letters have been so numerous
and vigorous as to have had an appre?
ciable effect on certain Republican
members. It was stated last night
that the committee on rules will take
its own time in reporting the Crum?
packer resolution to the house, not?
withstanding that the majority of the
committee-Speaker Henderson, Rep?
resentatives Dalzell and Grosvenor-a
week ago last Saturday, voted to re?
port the resolution.
Now, it is claimed, since a number
of Republicans, in private conversa?
tion, have freely spoken their mind
against the wisdom of the resolution,
and on top of this the threat of the
beet sugar men to vote with the Demo?
crats against it, the Republican lead?
ers are in a quandary
On the other hand, Republicans like
Mr. Crumpacker, who have a substan?
tial colored vote in their respective
districts, are insistent that the com?
mittee on rules give them an oppor?
tunity to vote on the Crumpacker
resolution and the opportunity cannot
come too soon for them.
Speaking of the Crumpacker reso?
lution, Representative D. Linn Gooch,
of Kentucky, who is one of the most
conservative men in the house, said
last evening that "for once the Repub?
licans have placed themselves in a
hole.' He said further : "We remem?
ber what followed the force bill legis?
lation of the fifty-first congress-the
election of a Democratic house and
two years later the election of Mr.
Cleveland. I do not hesitate to say
that in my humble opinion we will
elect a Democratic house this fall and
thus pave the way to carry the presi?
dential election in 1904, and the Crum?
packer resolution will prove to be
worth thousands of votes to us next
November.*'-Washington special of
Thursday to Atlanta Journal.
A Deep Mystery.
j I? is a mystery why women endure back
j acke, headache, nervousness, sleeplessness,
j melancholy, fainting and dizzy spells
j when thousands have proved that Electric
I Bitters will quickly cure such troubles. "L
suffered for years with kidney trouble."
writes Mrs Phebe Cherley of Peterson, Ia.
....md a lame back pained me so I could
j not dress myself, hut Electric Bitters
; wholly cured me and. although 7:'. years
<?ld. I now am able to do al! my house?
work." It overcomes constipation, im?
proves appetite, gives perfect health.
Only ~>()c at J F W DeLorme's drug -torc. :>
London, March 26. Incomplete re?
ports of the result of the combined
movement of of British colunfns
agatinst Gen. De LaRey have en?
abled Lord Kitchener to announce the
capture of about 100 prisoners, the
15-pounders, two pompoms and quanti?
ties of stock, wagons, etc. Gen. De La
Rey appears to .have successful evade
Lord Kitchener's cordon at the offset.
Old Soldier's Experience
M M Austin, a civil war veteran, of
Winchester. Ind, writes : "My wife was
sick a long time in spite of good doctor's
triatment, but was wholly cured by Dr
Rug's New Life Pills, which worked won?
ders for her health." They always do.
Try them. Only 25c at J F W DeLorme's
drug store. 3
M?hW? ?? CONGRESS'
j Agent of Denmark Says He Had
i to Bribe Members of Congress j
and Others in Order to Seil
Washington, March 27.-A genuine
i sensation was caused in the house to?
day by the presentation by Mr. Rich?
ardson of Tennessee, the Democratic
leader, of charges alleging the corrupt
use of a fund of 8500,000 in connection
with the sale of the Danish West
Indies. The charges were contained
in an alleged secret report of Ca.pt.
Walter Christmas tc the Danish gov?
ernment which declared that he had
employed corrupt means to bring
about the negotiations for the sale of
the islands to a consummation. The
report, extracts from wihch Mr. Rich?
ardson read, mentioned the names of
Abner McKinley and his partner, Col.
Brown, C. W. Knox, who was describ?
ed as ':an intimate friend of Senator
Hanna," Richard P. Evans who was
said to represent "Mr. Gardner and
his friends in the house, " and two press
associations, the names of which were
not given, as having been interested
in the matter. The charges against
members of congress were not specified.
Upon the basis of this report, Mr.
Richardson asked the adoption of a
resolution for the appointment of an
investigating committee of seven.
The speaker ruled that the matter was
privileged after Mr. Richardson had
amended his resolution so as to speci?
fically include members of the house.
Great excitement attended the whole j
proceeding. Mr. Cannon of Illinois
insisted that Mr. Richardson's pre?
sentation was fragmentary and that the
whole matter should go over until to?
morrow in order that members might
read the documents presented, which j
included newspaper extracts, affidavits, |
etc., in the Record. Christmas, ne
declared, on his own statement, was a
briber and worse. But the house voted
down the motion to postpone and the,
resolution after being amended in
minor particulars, was adopted.
The speaker immediately appointed
the following committee to make the
investigation : Messrs. Dalzell (Rep. )
of Pennsylvania, Hitt (Rep.) of Illi?
nois, Cousins (Rep.) of Iowa, McCall
(Rep.) of Massachusetts, Richardson
(Dem.) of Tennessee, Dinsmore
(Dem.) of Arkansas, and Cowherd
(Dem. ) of Missouri.
The army appropriation bill was
subsequently passed without material
amendment and a rule was adopted to
make the bill to retire officers of the
revenue cutter service a continuing
order until disposed of, the order not
to interfere with appropriation or reve?
nue bills or conference reports.
DANIEL S. HENDERSON.
The writer hopes and expects to
make good this' year a voluntary
promise of himself to himself, that
has not been forgotten since it was
made in the Fall of 1870. No previous
opportunity to keep it has been pre?
Near the close cf that now historic
campaign between the republicans
under the direction of Chamberlain
and the Democrats under , the leader?
ship of Hampton the writer was re?
quested by Daniel S. Henderson,
Esq., then a young attorney of the
sister town of Aiken, to come to his
home and be one of a conference with
a few others who were taking an
active part in that contest. On the
appointed night upon arrival at the
quarters of Mr. Henderson he was
found in bed. suffering from injuries
received while riding with other brave
young spirits to quell the riotous pro?
ceedings precipitated in the Southern
part of Aiken county by the republi?
can managers to secure the presence of
United^States soldiers at the polls.
His physician had forbidden the ad?
mission of visitors into his room, but
disregarding that advice Mr. Hender?
son dismissed his attendant nurse and
called his friends around his bedside.
From a safe place of concealment he
drew a bit of paper that many leading
Democrats bad sought in vain to ob?
tain-one of the republican tickets to
be voted at the election on the follow?
ing Tuesday. It was surmounted by
an eagle, printed with red ink, and
had been sedulously guarded from
Democratic knowledge by the most
faithful of the republican precinct
leaders. He gave no intimation of how
j it had been procured. A committee,
the writer being one of its number, in
pursuance of his suggestion, went to
Augusta on the next morning train for
the purpose of having Democratic
tickets printed in the same style, with
j ink of the same color. Xo such eagle
j could be found in the Democratic
I printing offices, but an artist was
i discovered who made a wood cut and
j the press of the Constitutionalist was
\ kept busy in printing in red ink and
! under the eagle the names of the i
j Democratic candidates in the Western .
and Southern Counties of the State. ;
i Before the election they were spread j
j from the hills to the sea and many an
unsuspecting Republican voted for;
Hampton and home rule and by his !
ballot helped to end the carnival of
the scalawag and carpet 'nagger. And ;
there and then the writer promised j
himself if ever opportunity presented j
to east his vote for Daniel S. Hen- !
derson for any office for which he j
I might in the future be a candidate, i
j Years after it was incidentally '
learned that Mr. Henderson had paid ;
j seventy-five dollars for one ticket above
i described, and no nobler contribution '
j was ever made to the State than this j
i gift from the first, earnings of a young !
j lawyer with his way to make in the
j And all the life of the now favorite
! and foremost, son of Aiken has been in
j keeping with that act which is re
j membered as well as if it had occurred
Just thirty years ago he chose Aiken
I as his life home and entered upon
I the practice of his profession in co
-- Mm 11 -a
partnership with the late W. Peron
neaa Finley. Winning in manner, ir?
reproachable in personal and profes?
sional life, gifted with talent of the
highest order, thoroughly trained as
an intellectual athlete in the best
schools of books and men and high
endeavor he found a favor in the eyes
of the people that has grown with the
passage of the years until he has
become the uncrowned leader of
thought and action in tho county of
his adoption. A safe adviser, an in?
corruptible advocate, a steadfast
friend, a superb man of affairs, in the
sunlight of the hills where he made
his home, every bloom of promise has
ripened into perfect fruitage, and from,
the brawling, tawny Savannah to the
limpid, soft flowing Edisto, his name
is an honored household word, the
synonym of manly worth and virtue,
in every home, be it the costly pile of
the multi millionaire or the cabin of
the humble toiler whose daily labor is
coined into bread for the wife and lit?
"Some men are born ?great, others
achieve greatness.'* Senator Hender?
son, born a gentleman, has lived a life
so white and clean and fuil of inspira?
tion to all who have come'within touch
of its ennobling^ influenc? that none
can say of him that any talent has
ever been buried, nor has his light
been hidden from the public sight.
He has achieved a greatness and a
goodness that give undoubted assur?
ance of an exalted future. To those
that have watched with faithful eyes
his past career it has seemed that in
the ways of Providence men are built
to meet the needs of the time in which
they live. Having measured up to
every duty and every responsibility his
friends call him to make the race for
United States Senate, "believing,
knowing, that in the high noon of his
manhood, of perfect physical vigor, of
ripe intellectual culture, of ready and
resourceful equipment, an orator with
all the force of logic, and the power][of
words, a thinker who ' reasons from
foundation prinicples, a student who
has enriched the treasure house of his
brain with the best thoughts and
knowledge of all the ages, he is first
among the sons ready to' serve the
State in her highest chamber.
And he, loyal son of a State so rich
in her children, answers Present to the
summons as he has answered to every
call she has given him, and is ready
at her bidding to go to those heights
where grow the bravest laurels that
men may gather, and plucking them
unwithered and unstained to lay at
the feet of the mother State with all
the love and adoration that glows in
the heart of the little maiden as she
pins to her mother's bosom spring's
first violets for the guerdon of a kiss
from the lips that have sung sweet
songs and taught pure lessons to the
innocent one lisping at her knee.
And with such a champion in her
cause South Carolina may look with
confident hope for the coming back of
the golden age when in ail ' that goes
to make true greatness she was first
in all the sisterhood of States.
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Rut her beauty was completely hidden
by sores, blotches and pimples till she
used Buckien's Arnica Salve. Then they
vanished as will all eruptions, fever sores.
boil?, ulcers, carbuncles and felons from
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Miss Kelly Home Agaitu
Miss Henrietta A'ken Kelly, of
Charleston, who lias been devoting
lier attention for some years to the
study of sericulture in Italy with a
view to introducing it in her native
State has reached America again.
The New York Tribune of Monday
said of her:
"Miss Henrietta A. Kelly, of South
j Carolina, a former school principal in
j that State, who lias been abroad for
j the last six years studying science in
? the universities at Cambridge, Paris,
i Bruxelles and Geneva, reached this
j country yesterday, and will go South
j at once to try to introduce the scien
! tifie culture of silk in that section,
j "I became interested in the silk grow
! ing industry a year or two ago while
i visiting Lombardy,* ' she said yester
I day at the St. Denis hotel. 'When I
I saw that the climate, t?>e soil and
' the ?ora of that country were so much
? like that of my native State. 1 asked
' why the same industry could not be
j carried on at home, and the now waste
j places of the Carolinas be made as
. productive as Lombardy and the peo
? pie be given a profitable occupation.
; I learned the language and proceeded
j to study and translate the textbooks
; which bear on silk growing. I am
? now convinced that if the people of
I the south can be taught to grow silk
scientifically, as it must be grown to
be a successful industry, and in 10
years the Patterson and other Ameri?
can silk mills need not send out of
this country for one nu nee of their
raw silk. The Due di Litta-Visconti
Aresi, a prominent landholder of Lom?
bardy, has promised to help me, and
he will look after securing native silk
growers who are willing to immigrate
here to start model farms. The prob?
lem of education in the south is a
very serious one, and is to be solved.
I think, only by giving the ignorant
classes training in industries fitted to
tho soil. Such an industry silk grow?
ing will prove, if we can raise the
money to start it cn a business ba?
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cured it. We always keep it in the house
to protect our children from croup and
whooping cough. It cured me of a chron?
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