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1 ? ? - . - ! -wn-nTi mflrtnof-B Am tcwn a t TmrrTTn i vrm Tk k Ti k TkT
f?^a night attack. i
Filipinos Fire on the Americans
at Midnight,
; Gen. Wheaton is Nov/ Preparing
to Punish Them. Lawton's
' zL
^ Success at Santa Cruz
! i
' - More Complete.
The following dispatch has been re^
ceived from Gen. Otis:
Mb- Manila, April 11.
f: Adjutant General. W\shington.
f- Insurgents attacked McArthur's line
: of railway communication last night in
considerable force; repulsed by Whea'
;-ton with heavy loss. "VVheaton's casualji^ties
three killed, 20 wounded. Otis.
The following dispatch gives addi*
* ? -
^1 tional miormation concerning luc u^ut,
.. of Santa Cruz;
Manila, April 11.
... i'.'Adjutant General, Washington.
Lawton's success at Santa Cruz more
''complete than reported yesterday. En^
emy Tef tL93 uniformed dead on field and
i. numbers seriously wounded. Lawton
-J/"captured the city without destruction
- *; '?f property. His loss ten wounded,
.Slight, except two; one since died.
4.. Lieut Ellicg only officer wounded,
slight in band. Enemy retired eastward;
Lawton in pursuit early this
^ . . morning. Otis.
Manila, April 11.?At about mid
/; ""night the rebels cut the telegraph line
,S .' at several places between here and
. i. . ' Ma}olos and signal fires were lighted
u .and rockets sent up along the foothills *
- '. to the right of the railroad. Later the
enemy attacked the outposts of the
v Minnesota regiment between Bigaa and
it, Kpeave; five miles soath of Malolos,
. Villrncr 1 wn men and woundiDg 14.
^ s- Simultaneously the outposts of the
* * Oregon regiment at Marilao, trie next
V station on the way to Manila, was at^
'tacked, with the result -that three
.. Aui^ricans.were killed and two wound)'
ecL ^T^e loss of the enemy was 10 men
killed' and six wounded.- The Ameri
.? / e<ms also captured two prisoners.
Troops were concentrated along the
x, railroan aSfthiclclv' as possible and the
'rebels-driven back- to. the foothills.
The roadtei of the railroad was
; damaged, but it was repaired almost
.* immediately and traffic was .soon re- '
i ; snmed through to Malolos.
5 ? . j. I.
'v ' Manila,. April 11.?It is supposed .
? ^ that many; of the rebels who - attacked
g & treR; McActfiur s iineoi commumvaiiuu
.$. '< and..who were repulsed. by.>he troops
% 3 "commanded by Gen. Wheaton, 'were
i^^aat&es,' who entered that region in the
friendlies. They had seesa- *
iL if ingly secreated arms in several places,
aod- fi*ed on the Americans from the
; % bushes "at so close a range that-thty'
it - could $e heard talkinjr.. -One of the
H^TC J,ilipin6^jieIie44iirIJngiis'h': .
a*m*'x - trivp YAri damned Ameri
MEj^aris enough of t&is before we are
t TKeTei>$ls underlined the railroad
-.v -i' Sarilao an<f unspjked the rails in an .
Effort to wreck a train while the railroad
> . ' -.gang participated in the fight. The
\ -work of the rebels was discovered and
* repaired before the train arrived.
V-" > Gen. Wheaton is preparing to punish
i ^ the Filipinos. vf
' ?' . The~ military gunboats Napidan and
5 Langua de JtJay have succeeded in en
' . terlng the Santa Cruz river and have
fcaptured a small unarmed Spanish guny;
boat and three launches which they dis^
covered there.
*' ' The ' military gunboat Oeste has '
- .. .brought 32 rebel" wounded, one dead"
JFilipino and six wounded Americans to
kv the hospital. It is now known that 93
i in^gents-were killed during the capture
of Santa Cruz. ' ' |!
t" *- -^Phe-fellowing cablegram has beenTeceived
at the war department;
' Manila, April 12.
. Adjutant general, Washington.
Yesterday in the Lake region; Law- -^
* ton pursued insurgents eastward from
Santa Cruz, dispersing them. Captured
all the larger vessels, used in the lake
trade and- Spanish gunboat. He is
now endeavoring to pass them from
^ the river where they are concealed into
the lake. Wheaton drove the enemy !
ten miles to the eastward of railway
line of communication with Malolos.
:Lawton!e and "Wheaton's casualties "
are few and slight, as enemy made no
_ * .stjyid, Notified bv Spain that she will
. v evacuate Mindoro and Polo soon. Otis.
f I [ A New Cotton Plant.
' . Some interesting experiments cue
? going on in the agricultural department
I at -Washington in connection with the
X cultivation of cotton. Mr.- Webber
showed a correspondent some beautiful
r -specimens of hybrid cotton plants. By
r y 'crossing the sea island cotton with the
* - short Staple, or upland cotton, gratifying
results have been obtained. In the
hybrid the staple is not quite as long as
thej-onjinary sea island cotton, but it is
considerably longer than the short stai
.* ?.pl$ variety, and, in addition, it is hea?.?.J
T7 O 1 1 f T7 HPVJO
?. fiVier 'dUU Ui oupcuvx <{uauuj. AUV
plants of the hybrid cotton are twice
the size of the largest sea island plants,
S * showing that the Hybrids are more vig "
orbus than their parents. These expet
" riments in cotton growing are-not confined
to the hot houses of the agricul?
tural department, for numbers of cotton
0 planters irr South Carolina and Georgia
,v P art keepin'g right abreast with the department
in this work. Some of the
\ ' . finest specimens.of hybrids are expect?
i? -eOito produce a better quality-of cotton
? .laifii .each plant " will pro.bably produce
* twice lis r&ucfo as the ordinary sea island
Tr nvnontofl tVlftt hybrid COt
v io w
ton can be grown in" the climate and
j* .... Tinker the ssme conditions as now pre
V . vay iurth*e upland cotton' belts of the
L \ South? , : : 8
Hr * * * - .- a.
^ n ^SoWinirthe Wind.
attempt, tg make millions out
Hg ofnotning which has taken fast hold -on
th^-.speculative world add the epidemic
oi stOck companies, many of them ex."'pJsSte^-sflflely
for the purpose oi taking
?,<? iR th^unwary and selling stocks which
* will never bring in dividends, must
? .. sooner or later result in disaster, and
v. the disaster will afiect stocks rna se-.
curitieS ranked as sound and safe. .
A Man Murdered and His Defenceless j
Wife Assaulted.
A special dispatch from Palmetto,
Ga., to the Atlanta Journal says Alfred
Crauford, a highly esteemed citi- i
zen of that county, residing three mile;
from Palmetto, was murdered and his
wife assaulted by Sam Hose, a notori
^ AAwmnnitP 7 /Vrf>l
uua uegiv ui iuc ^
Thursday night. The negro slipped
up behind Cranford while the latter
and family were seated at the table eating
sapper, and before the piesence of
the negro was known Cranford was felled
to the floor by a terrible blow on the
head with an ax. The powerful negro :
wielded the weapon with terrific force, |
the keen edge crushing through the
skull and brain of the defenceless man '
and almost killing him instantly.
Afier the shocking murder the negro
. >-erpovrered Mrs. Cranford and brutal- 1
i> assaulted her in the presence of her 1
four small screaming children. The ^
brute then ran from the house and made ]
his escapfe. and he has not been captured
this afternoon, although a large ..
posse of enraged citizens and several
bloodhounds are after him. If the ne- 1
gro is captured'twere will be a lynching j'
on the spot, as the negro was ciearly
identified by Mrs. Cranford and his i
gnilt is fixed beyond a doubt. It is be- '
lieved that he cannot evade the posse '<
long, as the bloodhounds have traced
him many miles through the woods and (
swamps, and it seems there is a good <
opportunity of capturing him. ?
The crime was a terrible one and it <
has embittered the feeling against the <
negroes in this community and it would J
. . 1* i 1_ 1 r
take only the siignt-est aisiumance iu 1
start serious trouble. The Palmetto t
lynching of several negroes several
weeks ago is still fresh in the minds of i
the people, and there is a determination
among ths citizens to avenge such
crime3 as have been committed by ne- <
groes recently, notably the burning of i
Palmetto and the crime of last night. 1
After recovering from the grasp of the \
V?.,A.,* Ty>QTier 1
uegru Ui UtC, X'iis. Ui?aiJIV-LU wuuv MV*
way to the home of her husband's father,
Mr. G. E. Cranford, about one half *
mile from her own home, and there she 1
told of the murder of her husband and <
how she had suffered at the hands of i
the negro. Mr. Cranford quickly
sounded the alarm and the neighbors ^
gathered at the Cranford home and '<
quickly organized possees to scour the i
country with a determination to locate
and lynch the neero. J
There has been great excitement in
the community today and a report of a
ijnching is minutely expected. The J
negro is of a yellow color, five and one- J
half feet high, one or two front teeth
out and he carries his head a little to t
one .side. He is 21 or 22 years old and 1
had on a brown spotted hat, ?r*
-a .. J
Ihe Case Before the United States
Circuit Court.
"Tv.a T.ol-o Pit-XTwm called in the ^
JL UO IX Vx vmvv > ? ?
United States Circuit Court at Charleston
on Monday of last week, but on ac- |
count^of the absence of one of the lawyers
tfdtfhlng much ^as done until Wed- ?
nesday.?,' On 'tuat' day two of the most
important witnesses of the government
testified/ They were"J. P. Newham, "
one of the men who turned State's evi c
dence, and M. W. Springs, a bicycle j
mender, who swears that one of the de- ^
fendants *sked him to join the mob
t hat killed5 Postmaster Baker.. Newham
is a white man of ordinary intelligence,
but says he cannot read and write. He
used to live in Lake City, but since he T
turned State's evidence he has been provided
for in Washington. . '
Oa the stand he swore that, he met ,
Stokes, Epps, Webster,"' Alonzo and
ttodgers,. defendants, and others at..
Stokes store. Stokes planned the -1
' r*
lynching, proposing to sec nre to tne
postoffice and kill Baker when he came c
out. i/Itr.was agreed to do.this Monday
night. At that time the men armed ^
with McKnight, Ward and others, went
to tttfe' place. He and Early P. Lee set ,
fire to' the place while the others hid in
the bushes and fired into the place. ^
Newham was rigidly cross-questioned, .
but stuck to his original story.
Spfings said Stokes tried to get him
to go to kill Baker, but he refused to v
do so.- Springs was being cross-ex- c
aminedj when court adjourned on account
of* tjhe illness of J uror Murphy. J
The case made out by the government 1
was a strong one. There are nearly *
10.0 more witnesses to be examined, but
Newham's story of the crime is the cen- J
tre around which the others will revolve.
Newham declared that he did 1
not see Defendants Kelly, Rodgers and
Clarke in the mob that killed Baker. 2
Three Historic Guns. a
Mayor Smyth has received a telegram
from Gen. Buffiington. chief of I
ordnance, I*. S. A., stating that the
war department had consented to the J
loan to the City of Charleston of three
big siege guns that were used on James
T1 ?J ?1 TKa I
Ibiauu UUIlii^ LUC idCCOt icai rv?A. jk juiv
guns . were formerly muntea in Johnston's'battery,
on James Island, where
they were dismounted by the Federal
troops, and have for over thirty years
been lying- on the beach at James Island,
exposed to the weather. Two of the
guns during recent years have been
completely buried by sand, and they
had to be dug up. The three pieces of
historic Confederate ordnance have
hronsrht to the citv and will be
mounted. Two of them will be placed ?
in position in the Auditorium park, on
either side of the main entrance, while
the third will occupy a prominent place J
on the Battery, near the foot of Meeting
street. These guns are oaly given
over to the custody of the City of Charleston
aod will always be subject to the
order of the war department, which, in
all probability, means that the relics
will remain in this city forever, as they
have no iatrijasic value at all.?Xews
and Courier.
Shot Like a Squirrel.
George Wickerstrop, a Negro warned
for murder, was killed Thursday neir
Galiou, Ala., by a posse who were in
search for him. The Negro was discovered-:
in a tree with his rifle drawn on
the sheriff. A well aimed shot from
o<se of the .party brought. Wickerstrop
tumbling from the tree. He was dead
when he reached the ground, fire having
been opened from every gun in the
crowd aa he came down.
Timely Information for Ail Whi
May Take It In.
? J /"Nil \ /? I.,? M? Infnr
Mna muun Ullici vaiuauic iiiiwi
mation to the Prospective
Visitor to the Good
Old City.
The committee on programme, con
sisting of Gen. C. I. Walker, chairman
and Messrs. A. R. Marshall and J. C
Hemphill coadjutors, have prepared ;
Polder, which contains much valuabl
information for the public. If yo<
have friends who contemplate visiting
the city during the Reunion get one o
the folders and mail it to them. Th<
? Infnpmfih'nn ns r>.nm
tUUU \> xa buc 1U1U1
piled up to date:
The committee on information, R. P
Evans, chairman, will give veterans anc
visitors all needed information as to ob
gaining accommodations in the city, aa(
.?ill place themselves at the disposal o
Intending visitors to engage for then
suitable accommodations before thei:
irrival in the city.
The committee on information ha:
istablished headquarters at the south
iast corner of King and Wentwortl
itreets, and sub-stations will be openec
Vlonday. May 8, opposite the Soutl
Jarolina ard Georgia, Atlantic Coas
Line and Plant system passenger de
pots, and remain open day and nigh'
rtlr.co nf the Tlftnnion.
The hotels and boardiag houses wi!'
eceive visitors as usual.
Reunion Hotel?Adger's wharf, (fool
)f Tradd street,) and Boyce's wharf, im
nediately north of Adger's wharf, hav<
ren fitted up for pay dormitories, wiri
ill practical conveniences, where lodg
ng can be had at 25c per night.
Free dormitory tor Veterans will b(
itted up on Commercial wharf, Easi
3ay, below Tradd street, for such Vettrans
as cannot afora to pay for lodg
The Roper Hospital, Queen street
vest of Mazyck, (not used for years as
i hospital,) will be open for the accom
nodation of men.
Catholic Cathedral Parish school.
Broad street, near Friend.
Courtenay School?Meeting street
lear Mary, by ladies of Spring Streei
.UCtiliV/VlXOU UiiUivu.*
Crafts School?Friend street, be
;ween Broad and Queea, by ladies o:
Sasel street sv^^g^no. ~ ~
rngirSctfooT?Meeting street, cornel
)f George, by King's Daughters.
Memminger School?St Philip street
setween Wentworth and Beaufain,
adies of Trinity Methodist church.
Charleston College?By ladies o:
Second Presbyterian Church.
No. 110 Broad street?By ladies o:
First Presbyterian church.
Caroline -Wilkinson Home?Cannor
X *- ? T)-41a/3/?a att/\v\nA VvTT loHlOl
>ireec, near xvuucuge atcuut,
)f Holy Communion church.
Church Parties St. Andrew's Luther
m church?By ladies of the church.
St. Philip's Church Home?Churcl
itreet, comer Queen street, by ladie:
>f the church. ..
Unitarian church Sanday-schoo
)uiiding?A.rchdale street, betweer
^ueen and Clifford streets, byiadies o:
,ne church.
Most of the private residences in th<
1 T7 . _
5ity will accommodate v eieraus am
Raws at hotels?From $2.50. to
)er day.
Rates at boarding houses and privat*
louses?$1.50 to $2 50 per day.
Lodging from 50 cents to $1.00 pe:
Meals can be furnished at from 2c
;cnts to 75 cents each.
For veterans without charge, the Con
ederate commissary will serve meal;
mly. Union Cotton Press warehouse
2ast Bay, between Hasell and Markei
itreets, two squares east of Charleston
lotel. Will serve meals at the follow
May 10?Dinner, commencing at 11
>'ciock. Sapper, commencing at (
>'clock p. m.
May 11 and 12^-Breakfast, com
nencing at 6 a. m. Dinner, commenc
ng at 12 m. Supper, commencing at f
). m.
May 13?Breakfast, commencing at ?
>'clock a. m. And other meals at sain*
iour as previous days if the conventior
emains in session.
Meals?To accommodate the Veter
.ns and other visitors many privatt
>arties have arranged to furnish meals.
i list of which are as follows:
R. H. Austin, opposite A. C. L. de
J. H. Becroge, opposite Marior
Cooley, opposite A. C. L. depot.
Ellis, 295 King street.
Hemme, 228 King street.
L. R. Murphy, 123 East Bay.
Olvmpia, 136* Market street.
Palafto P,ai p 278 Kinc street.
Ristig, 173 Meeting street.
Stelling, 145 East Bay.
Sandford's, 215 King street.
Sottille, opposite Washington square
Weikert's, 539 King street.
Zissett's, 326 King street.
D. A. Amme, King street.
Mills House, Meeting and Qtieei
Mrs. Cameron, 71 Bay street.
Mr. Graft, Cannon and St. Philij
Mrs. Walker, 11 Alexander street.
Mrs. Sneed, 17 Alexander street.
Mrs. Riley, 21 Alexander street.
Mrs. Lynch, 139 Calhoun street.
Mrs. Westendorf, 143 Calhoun street
Mrs. Herbert, 14 Elizabeth street.
Mrs. Burns, 37 Georgo street.
Mrs. Alley, 7 George street.
Mrs. Towlet, 32 George street.
Mrs. Putsch, 2 Glebe street.
Miss Brown, 6 Glebe street.
Mrs Stokes. 314 Kioff street.
Mrs. Walton, 427 King street.
Mrs. Barlow, 473 King street.
Mrs. O'N'eill, 517 King street.
Mrs. Austin, 514 King street.
Mrs. Johnson, 570 King street.
Mrs. Srirbeville, 603 King street.
Moseley's House, 272 Meeting streei
Mrs. JBiakeley, 314 Meeting street.
Mrs. Tarsille, 472 Meeting street.
Mrs. McCabe, 82 Pitt street.
Mrs. Reynolds, 57 Radcliffe street.
Mrs. Bellinger, 88 Society street.
Mrs. Sweegan, 71 Society street.
Mrs. Northrop, 7G Society street.
0 Mrs. Wigfall, 75 Society street.
Mrs. Luhn, 2 Vanderhorst street.
Mrs. Meggett, 65 Vanderhorst street.
Mrs. F. Horlbeck, 119 Beaufain
Mrs. John Baker. 8 Franklin street.
Mrs. Wyndham, Carolina House, 177
Meeting street. I
Mrs. S. R. Hancock, 97 Meeting j
?>iiss tianeston, w .uecuug otiocc.
Mrs Lesesne, 11 Gibbs street.
Mrs. Ferguson, 41 Church street Prefers
Christ Love Mission, Mrs. Kershaw,
" Mills House.
> Commercial House, 264 King street.
Mrs. Boaz, 18 Meeting street.
a Miss Hazelhurst, 44 Church street.
e Mrs. S. Hyde, 11" Wentworth
1 street.
5 Miss Gregorie, Miss Enslow, 23
* Meeting street.
3 Mrs. C. S. Smith, 176 "Wentworth
* street.
Woman's Exchange, King street.
Mrs. Richard White, 4 Franklin
* street
' Mrs. Bischoff, German Artillery Hall.
H. P. Locke, on Auditorium grounds.
i I T
~ | I'llS* -Lia. ?i vuu.
^ A number of other places conducted
1 by church societies and other organizar
tionswill hi opened, the places already
being secured.
i will be furnished)by:
1 R. H. Austin, opposite A. C. L.
i depot.
t J. H. Becktoge, opposite Marion
- square.
t Cooley. opposite A. C L. depot.
L. K. Murphy, 1 '?6 J&ast tfay.
I Olympia Cafe, 136$ Market street.
Ristig, 173 Meeting street.
Saaford's 215 King street.
i Union News stand, A. C. L. depot.
Weikert's, 539 King street,
s Withington, opposite Auditorium,
i Zissett's, 226 King street.
Palace Cafe, 278 King street.
Mrs. Cameion, 71 Bay street,
i Mrs. Bischoff, German Artillery
t Hall.
General headauarters, U. C. V., Gen.
J. B. Gordon will be at the Charleston
j Hotel.
The official headquarters of the Confederation
will be on the first floor of
the Hibernian Hall, on Meeting street.
1 There will be the official book, in which
delegates should register immediately
on their a)rival and from this office
[. will also be givea the official Reunion
badge, which will entitle them to admission
to all the entertaioments.
MAY 10.
^"^TheJDadie's Memorial Association
of Charlestoniave, since the furling of
' our "conqueredoinner," and the lay7
ing down of our annsrate^iHebwying
P of the bright hopes of the Confederal. (
cy, each year decorated the graves of
? oar fallen heroes, the ceremonial taking
place annually on May 10, the anniversary
of Stonewall Jackson's death,
which falls this year on the day select3
ed for the opening of the Reunion of
the United Confederate Veterans in
Charleston in 1899. The Ladies' Memorial
Association has asked the Veter
1 ans, the-ir friends and sympathizers
3 from all over the South gathered in
I Charleston to join them in the sacred
ceremoores-of the day.
p It has been found impracticable to
transport to Magnolia Cemetery the
great crowds who would wish to gather
r at the Cemetery, so that it will be necessary
to hold the formai services in
. the city, at the Auditorium, and only a
} special detail of honor, representing the
whole South, will go up to Magnolia
' Ceme ery to lay a loving tribute on the
graves of the heroes of the Confederar
The Veterans will therefore parade to
the Auditorium.
It is proposed to move promptly, and
j the hours named are meant, not put in
advance of the intended time to allow
[ for procrastination.
t The various divisions, United Cou
federate Veterans and United Sons of
Confederate Veterans, filiform on the
I ground respectively allotted hereafter
1 ~ i i fl. If
at 6 o'clocK, Wedaesaay arternoon jxay
Line of march will be up Meeting to
Hasell, up Hasell cO King, up King to
* Calhoun, turning east to Meeting, up
Meeting to Henrietta, whence they will
5 turn to the left and cross Marion square
> where the procession will be reviewed
j by Gen. Gordon and the Governor of
Soutn Carolina. The "procession will
then pass into King street, down King
, to Calhoun, up Calhoun to Rutledge
avenue and into the Auditorium.
' For further particulars see order of
chief marshal.
Horses for mounted officers can be
. secured at a uniform price of $2.50 for
1 .-l j ^ A T
me paiaut; uli a.j^>uv;<*idULL tu ni. v.
Riley, chairman committee on horses
and carriages.
a splendid and imposing building erected
for the Veterans' Reunion, is situated
on Rutledge avenue, the grand wastern
thoroughfare of the city, near
Calhoun street. It can be reached by
all electric car lines, by taking any car
and asking the conductor to properly
transfer you.
i n-i
it is witnin easy wai&mg uistauuc ui
all parts of the city.
The first session -will open at 10
? o'clock a. in., May 10, at the Auditorium.
It is proposed to have this session
a short one, to allow time to prepare
for the memorial ceremonies and
the parade thereto, which takes place ir
the afternoon. A night seesion on t).e
first day is proposed to hear the annual
address, other eeremonies which will be
of deep interest to Veterans.
The second and succeeding days the
convention will get down to business,
commencing at 10 o'clock in the morning
and having such other sessions as
the Convention may determine on.
A part of the Auditorium will be set
apart for the exclusive use of the delegates,
and no one will be admitted to
that part of the Auditorium who has
. not a delegate's badge.
The Veterans and the general public
will enter at the front doors of the Au-1
The delegates will enter at the side
doors of the Auditorium.
The sessions of the U. S. C. V., will j
be held in the Hibernian Hall, second j
floor, on Meeting street. The first ses- j
sion will be convened at 10 a. m., on !
ur.j vr?ia ?J ?n I
>V CULICSUilty ? o.v? <iuu <xix uci|
must be present at that time to present |
their credentials to the committee and j
be assigned a place in the hall. The |
address of welcome and otner speeches j
will be delivered at this time. On j
Thursday, May 11: Friday 12th and j
Saturday, 13th, "the sessions will beheld j
at 9 a. m. The afternoons will be ;
I rriaihnfT t-Ka TT \ I
ICit. LI <Z>\j X\JL TlOlUi Wiuv W
ings and places of interest about the
Apply to the chairman or any member
of the committee of the various 1
30mmittees (selected from the numer- J
ous committees engaged in providing
the entertainment as those whose duties ,
throw them in cos action with visitors)
respectively, jus follows:
Committee on Veterans.?C. I. TVal- 1
ker. 1
Committee to Receive Visitors?\V. J
H. Welch.
Committee on Information?iloberts *
P. Evans. j <:
Committee on Commissary?W. W. i :
White. i :
Committee on Restaurant?J. P. j
O'Neill. ^ _ (
Committee on Dormitories?J. M. j 1
Connelley. - J i
Committee on .Confederate Hotel? j
R. J. Morris. " -- | t
Committee on Auditorium ana nans, j i
?Samuel Lapham. j r
Committee 011 Amusements?George 1
S. Lsgare.
Committee on Social Functions?T. a
W. Baeot. V c
Committee.on Steamboats and Ez- t
cursions?D. L. Sinkler. t
Committee on Battlefields?The Rev. I
John Johnson, D. D. 2
Committee on-Carriages and Horses <
?A. J. Riley, |
Committee en Ambulance Corps?
James i>l. iiiason. ?
Committee to receive visitors will be c
designated by a red badge and will meet a
all Veterans and other visitors, and i
cheerfully give them all needed infor- \
mation. Ask and you will be' politely c
and heartily answered. Visitors cannot t
ask too many questions- r
Veterans will please register at their a
respectiye division headquarters.
They will receive Veteran badges c
when they register. c
Delegates' badges will be distributed ^
through the division commanders. c
The committee on terminal facilities e
has arranged for the prompt delivery of 3
baggage. It will be preferable to give s
your checks to the agent of the Trans- *
r^^vn'AAnTT An tTiatroin "PrTf*** of rip.- ^
XCI VUluyauj vu biiv umu. ? J
livery 25 cents. .r
Pullman and other private cars will *
be placed on the water-front of the city, *
on the tracks pf the East Shore Termi- 1
"nl^Company. " c
s^-^-eiSTOEic POINTS. g
The committeeTos-iatde grounds will
distribute gratuously ~tC- the thous- {
ands of visitors a military and historical
directory of Charleston harbor,. {
with man and manv Darticulars of in- fc
formation. f
Will also designate by red and white t
flags the places in the tiarbor and on a
the adjacent islands distinguished as
the scenes of engagements or bombard- [
ments during the Confederate war, es- ]
cept the conspicuous forts, Sumter and s
Moultrie. This plan will include: t
Oa James Island, the sites of Fort a
Johnson, Battery Siuakms, Fort Lamar t
at Secessionville, Battery Pringle on \
Stone River, Rivera's and Grimball's ?
Causeway. 1
On Morris Island, the sites of Bat- j
teries Wagner and Gregg, together with t
the southern end of the island. c
On Sullivan's Island, the sites of Bat- {
teries Bee, Marion, Kutledge, Beaure- t
eard and Marshall. v
The committe will also arrange to ac- a
company visitors on the principal ex- a
cursioo boats to Fort Suuiter. and be c
ready to give all local information that c
may be asked for. t
To Fort Sumter?A ferry line to Fort
Sumter will be established, leaviuc
Boyce's wharf, one wharf south uf foot ]
of Broad street. Will run at frequent t
intervals. Boats returning from Fort
Sumter will go down the harbor, passiog t
the site of Battery Wagner, Fort Moul- r
trie, etc. t
To Mount Pleasant. Sullivan's Is- f
land and the Isle of Palms, the two lat- jter
magnificent seaside resorts, take j
the Seashore Railway from foot of Cum- ]
berland street, near the Custom House. [
To Mag lolia Cemetery, Chicora Park ^
and phosphate works take card of elec- ^
trie line running up Meeting street.
To the battlefield of Seces-uonville [
drive across the New Bridge, (west end t
of Spring street;) a charming drive of r
about two hours. ^
There will be a grand concert at the r
Auditorium, Thursday evening. May 11,
commencing at S o'clock. The pro- ^
gramme will embrace a splendid "Wei- j
nnroa " anH thrilling- and beloved t
WLMW ^ ? O c
Confederate songs. These will be ren- t
dered by a vocal chorus of one hundred a
voices, accompanied by a fine brass g
band. t
Bands will be at toe Auditorium dur- t
ing the sessions of the Convention.
Other amusements will be provided s
for the entertainment of visitors. 1
Besides this very valuable list of information
the folder contains a wellmarked
map of the city of Charleston
which will materially assist visitors in
thpir w?.v ahont the eitv.
A Queer Law Suit.
A suit of Oklahoma city has brought
out a most curious train of circum
stances. A woman secured a divorce
from her husband together with a large
amount of alimony. The divorced husband
then entered into an agreement
a flrnnd-lonkinc voune man in the
neighborhood whereby the young man t
was to pay court to the woman, marry
her, get control of all her property ana
divide it with tho divorced husband.
The young man carried out his agree- ment
to the letter, and then fled the j
country. The suit is now brought by ?
the woman to recover the property of '
which she had been -aefraude by the
Cayenne pepper is highly recommend- :
ed for driving away ants. It should be <
sprinkled around their haunts. ;
Last Formalities in the Restoration
Take Place.
The Ratifications Exchanged.
Bsliamy Storer Appointed U.
S. Minister to Spain. Ef
tect ot the Act.
The condition of war which has exi?:ed
between Mhe United States and
Spain since April 21. 1898, terminated
ruesdayof last week when the last fornaiities
in the restoration of peace
s-ere performed by 14le exchange of
ati?catiou3 of the peace treaty at
Washington. Coincident with this
President TdcKinley issued his proclamation
declaring that tho*war wa.s at an
;nd, and the appointment of Bellamy
?tnrer wa? determined ancu*a.s Cnited
States minister to Spain.
The principal ceremony of the day
jcourred in the reception room at the
tVhiie Houie when the exchange oi'
atifications took piace at 3 o'clock. Io
mticipatioQ of the historic character of
,he event, many members of the cabilet
aod officials promrnent in the adniai3tration
gathered" at the White |
Shortly before 3 Vclock the French
imbassador, M. Cambon. arrived, in
:ompaay with M. Thiebaut, first secre;ary
of the embassy, the latter bearing
he Spanish copy of the peace treaty.
Vlr. xMcKinley cordially greeted the
imbassador, andafcer a brief exchange
>f well wishes the formal ceremony bejan.
'Pkrt nAntAva r\$ AT Pi rv->
.1.111/ pU'Ttl J Ui x'J-> VAUIVVU iwv\s
etary Hay were examined, a protocol
lonceroing the day'a ceremony signed
tnd other formalities concluded. These
)reiiminaries took some time, so that it
vas nearly 3.30 before the actual exihange
began. The signing of the protocol
of exchange occurred at 3.28 p.
n., Ambassador Cambon signed for
Spain and Secretary Hay for the United
States. The protocol was in French
tnd briefly recited the circumstances
eading up to the exchange. This |
:leared the way for the exchange itsalf,
;onstituting the final act. The presilent
took from the desk the American
iopy of the treaty, handsomely engrossid,
bound in dark blue morocco and
incased in a black morocco portfolio,
;nd handed it to M. Cambon. At the
ame time M. Cambon handed to the
>resideat the Spanish copy of the
reaty, also engrossed, bound in moocco
and encased in a maroon colored
norocco box. There were deferential
>ows as eacb received from tne otner
his final pledge of peace. The ex:hango
of radio alio ns occurred at 3 35
). m The president was the first to
"Mr. Ambassador," said he, "I will
ssue my proclamation at once."
M. Cambon thanked the president
or the promptness with which the prodi'tiiation
/^Uowed. This ended the
*rmal~c&f^^ay. and after brief feliciati'jos
the zraiiiassador and other officios
withdrew. " ?
l'he cttsct ot tne actres^atien toaay
3 to completely renew the pes^efui re
ations, trade, official, diplomatic, ccffr^
ular arid in all other ways, between
h;s country and S^ain. Following the
ppointment of a Untied Scutes minis
f.x \f o vjn., .klQfilP t.t\
CL luiuiiu aua a> ^'aui 31 UXA. ixcuva v\J
rVashiugtoa, it is expected that a conul
will be 8ent to Barcelona and other
arge places in Spaiu, wtiere our coasuar
representations were suspended by
he war. At the saaie time Spanish
:onsuls will ba appoiuted througbeut
his country. For a time the trade aad
livigncion between the two countries
nil proceed without treaty projection.
.3 the war put an end to the commerci
il treaty, bat a treaty of trade, naviga
ioa at a commerce, suitable to thj new
londition# and the needs of both c?uu j
ries, and also au extradition treaty wiil
>e negotiated sooq.
After the eeryuiouy President Movinl?y
issued the following proclanuion:
Whereai a treaty of paace between
he United States of America and her
najesty, the qaeen regent of Spun, in
he name of her august sou, Don AlonsoXtU,
was concluded aad s'utiwd j
>y their respective plenipotentiaries at I
^ris on the 10th day of D';c-jaiber. j
.898. tiie original of vriucti couveatiou i
>eing iQ the Easriish and doaaish lan- |
;uiges, is woii for word as follows:
Sere full text of treaty is iuciuied).
And whereas the said convention has
>een duly ratified on both parts, and
he rati&catiou of the two governaetits
were exchanged "in the city of
rYashington, on the 11th of April, one
housand eight hundred and ninetyline:
Now, therefore, be it known that I,
TT:11: IT?
tv Iiil&LLl JiCiXLiiit) J {JiQSXuguu Ui wiiVT
Jnited States of America, have caused
he said convention to be made pubiic,
o the end that the same and every
irticle and clause thereof may be oberved
and fulfilled with good faith by
he United States aud the citizens
In witness whereof I have hereunto
iet my hand and caused the' seal of the
jnited States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington this
11th day of April, in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred
md ninety-nine, and of the
Independence of the Uuited
States the one hundred and twenty
William McKinley.
By the president.M
John Hay,
Secretary of State.
A New Rush for Pensions.
Officials of the pension office report
:hat the department is almost overwhelmed
with applications for pensions
low being filed by the soldiers who
served in the Spanish-American war.
[n thp Thirt-v-fnurth ^ficliiean the num
jer of applicatious thus far received is
380, or over one fourth of the enlisted
strength of the regiment. Every scliier
deserving a pension should have
jne, but when 330 men out of a regiment
ask (or government help it is evident
that some one has started to ride
a free horse to death.
iiifiiXi x xs,u u ujj?( n.i cx3.iii.UA. i
A Number of American and British
Sailors Killed.
j Dispatches received from Apia. Sai
moa, April 1. sav that a party of 105
i Americans and British sailors were
forced to retreat to the beach, af cor having
been caught in an ambush on a German
plantation that day. The expedi- V
tion was led by Lieut. A. H. Freeman
of the British third-class cruiser Tauranga.
Lieut. Freeman ana Lieut. P
L. Lansdale and E-isign J. R. Monaghan,
both of the United States cruiser
Philadelphia, were "left dead on the
Ensign Monaghan remained to assist
Lieut. Laosdale, aod was shot in re- 8
tiring. TVo British and two Amen- S
can sailors were also killed, l tie na- f<
tives engaged were sotne of Mataafa's
warriors, estimated at' 800. They
severed the heads of the British and 0
American officers k.lled. Priests of u
the French minion afterward brought ]
the heads into Apia. t]
The manager of the German planta- .
U..* Uaam A. frt.J Afl ^
I blULL 11*13 UCwU ai itl' OU. auu itf v***u\^a VU ;
I board the fanranga, od affidivits de- j
daring that "he-was s$en urging the reb ! 81
eis to right. la a previous engagement I c'
27 of >Iataafa:s warriors were k'lln^t
there were no^cSaiHiiiet am ing the E-i- i ^
ropean forces. -o.a'
Farther advices fnm Apia say that""
on the arrival ef the British crniser | ^
fauranga at Apia the British a:id Am- "
erican c m-suls i>sued a proclana ion to
ijive lYlacaafa a last chance and that the ^
Prpnfth r>rip,<M also used their influence.
but all efforts f-tiled and the rebels coil- s<
dnued their depradations. Property J?
*as destroyed aod bridges and roads ^
were barricaded. Oq March 29 the eneuiy
was sighted at Maguigi and machine
gun? and a seven-pounder were G
used. The friendlies also attacked the C
enemy during the latter's retreat and
several rebels were killed or wounded.
The friendlies carried one . head ^
through Apia, which made Capt. Stuart **
so furious that he went to the king and sl
threatened to shoot any man found taking
heads. The king then issued a w
proclamation forbidding tne practice. "
The same night the friendlies found w
the bodies of ail the officers headless. ^
The bodies were buried with all honors b:
at Mulinuu on Easter Sunday. Their a!
heads were subsequently brought in C
by some French priests. The graves P!
were opened and the heads Jmried with ?
the bodies. 7 ^81
Of Interest to Syrttjfllakers- t<
The Irwintonr G-a., Bulletin tells a ^
story which may prove of value to some
of the syrup makers in South Carolina, nc
It says: "'Judge W. F. Cannon told us
the other day that he had one of the m
best barrels of syrup ever made. He ^
has been farming extensively nearly all ^
his life, making a lot.of^y^ .using the .
best and latest improved methsliT 'of- r
boiling, always receiving best results.
Last fall when .the fir?? qold snap ca me 01
sufficient to kill cane his field was white
with cotton, and he could not spare the
time to make his svrun. He ordered ^
his hands to dig the cane at once, pre- P"
pare a bed just as they would for seed
cane. His instructions were carried I1
out, and the hands returned to other "
needed work on the farm. The cane ^
remained in this state until all the other J
crops oa the plantation were housed, .
aad hands out of a job. The caae was u
-lug up then, siripped and made ready P'
Ji^rthe mill. By tnis method the caue e!
tfaTuttwiiimed by cold, and the hands
rere not rus^ed-^'"* death to get through
grinding to go at sometnis^ else. They ?j|
\vcre through in time to "talie'^il^st- J
1 anH h-?tr nf ill. made the fi lesTT^
iot of syrup ever trucb on the place." w
Batterflies on the Wing.
Ia the Scientific American, Prof
H')lden gives som-i interesting obser 5;
rations oa the m-grationi of insects ci
Oace in the Saa Gabviel valley of Oali- w
r'ornia he saw a fLrht of yellow batter- ^
iiirs, which passed continnously f>r rt
three or foar-iays to the?north-east.
For sixteen squire miles the column Ti
moved aud one c >u!d not lo>>? outdoor* fx
without seeing the fluttering bit* of fr
I yellow iu the air. Yellow butterflies 5
are famous for their mysterious rnura- fc
Dions, a.od so n^times out ao set thev ri)
%viil cover the decss aaJ riggings of
snips. y;
A Prompt; Trial ^
i Jas Robinson, st young white man L
i was Thursday indicted by a special
| grand jury for the murder of Giibsrr 1^
j dilis'ju, colored, at Waynesboro. G-a. ^
I Ai told in th jse dispatches JE'ii.soa, a [,
| preacher was calied to the dv>r of hi* 3
church on Sunday uight last and shot to y
deatb. The reguia grand jary had q,
bt;en discharged, bat a special one was
immediately empannelled and tuoic up
the case. According to the indict- J
ment the murder was willful and deliberate,
and Robinson bad no accomplices.
The caie will go to trial at
Killed on Harlem Bridge.
Thirteen lives were lost shortly after ej
three o'clock Wednesday afternoon by w
an accident on the bridge across the li
Harlem river at 132nd street. New Fork, ci
which was in course of construction. f<
The victims are all said to be workmen, h
'PU?l-illA/4 Aiifptirlif fun rr&va W
LLLiCC VTCiC TVillCVi UUUl^Ub. wvu <iv4v
drowned and injured. The number of
drowned is estimated any where from a.
six to twelve, but apparently reliable it
reports place the number at ten. The tl
accident was caused by the overturning h
of a large derrick which carried the men n
with it into the river.
Murdered for a Load of Wood.
James Hood was fatally shot by A
Manning Tripp at Dublin, Ga., Wednesday
night. The shooting occured on l
Jefferson street. The street was crowd- ^
ed at the time. The men had quarreli- ^
ed about the price of a load of wood. (
Both were unarmed at the time of the
quarrel. Tripp armed himself aDd ^
meeting Hood on the street shot him. *
Tripp took to the woods. A posse is
hunting him.
Wheeler to Eight or xtesign. t1
bren j osepn >v neeier was at me a
White Rouse Thursday. He said that ti
he desires active daty in the Philip- o
pices, and if not assigntd to active duty t;
vrill resign. He expects to resign be- I
fore the 56th Congress meets in order o
to take his seat in the House of Itepre- t(
sentatives. f
. *
rext of The General Order Issued
'' . '' - rfrom
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Vhere and When the Men of the
Palmetto Division Will Gather
for the Big Parade in Charleston.
The following general order has been
isued from the headquarters of the
oat.a Carolioa division United Consderc-te
veterans at Charleston:
1. The general order for the parade
? 1 QOQ of fVfl tlMfl s\f Ma
LL iVj J.W fj y av. uuv vitug v* vuw iv
aioa of the United Confederate vetraas
at Charleston is transmitted for
le information of all comrades of the
2 Ths division will.form on the east
ide of Maeting street, faoing the west,
ie rig'it of th* First brigade resting
pj3t. Michael's alley, the righto! the
eoud'"brigade rating on Tradd. street,
t3 o'c'ojk punctually.* The various
- ? * i i rta -1 ?a1? af o m & vaj]
in 'U Cdilie; au uuui aa IUVU
y iheir com-naadeM so as to be in their
rigade position at 2 o'clock.
3. The commander of the division
aviog been appointod chief marshal
f the parade, Gren. Asbary Coward
mior brigade commander, will com-?.
Land the South Carolina division. Col.
Biria t.ho toninr onlftnpl
ill command the First brigade.
4. A call has been made from Gen.
ordon, asking that as many historial
oafederate battle flags as possible_be
rotight aad used la the parade. The
earers of these flags will report to
ol. Edsrard McCrady on South battry,
opposite Meeting street As a
>eeial guard of honor to snch flags t
1 the members of any command of
hich the battle flag was the color
ill parade with their colors and not
ith their camp. They will report to
;e bearer of their colors on South
ittery, opposite Meeting. For exaple,
if the flag of the First South
arolina regiment volunteers is on the
irade, all the survivors of that regi
teat will parade with the colors as a
fecial guard of honor. So with the
ags of ether commands. It is desired
) giye the highest dignity and honor
> these worthy emblems of southern
5. The Mexican veterans of the PalLetto
regiment having been invited to
>in th<? parade, will, under the com- Land
of Col. J. D. Blanding, form beveen
the two brigades of the South
arelina division. ?
6. The commander desires to say to
le-^^rades-oflSo^iVison that he
opes each brigade, regiment and camp . . -
t tiie division will appomta sponsor ^
id her maid of honor, and assures?- ^
lem that they will be welcomed to
harleston and to the reunion. Apoint
the descendants of some veterans
> these offices and eneorrage the
sing ge aeration to revere the cause we
>nght for and ennoble the memory of
lose who laid down their lives for the
Dothern Confederacy. We want the
sar girls with us at all inch gatherigs,
and they will always find a warm '
lace in the hearts of every true vetran.
7. The comrades of the division will
5semble at their headquarters. Mar3t
hall, Meeting street, at 9 o'clock
Wednesday morning, May 10th, when
ieir sponsor and her maids of honor
t . 1 ^ I ./
iT>-reseatea 10 tnem.
8. ComractH^wiU register at the
uuth OarolinaTiSad^rtos, Market
ali, Meeting street, whereSkOF Willi
sceive their delegates aad veteran
idgea. Delegates will there present
leir credeutials aad receive the badges
tiich aloae will eaable them to be ad*
litted to that pare of the auditorium
served for delegates."
O ie or more auff officers of the diisioQ
will be at division headquarters
oui 12 m. to 10 p. tu , M?y 9th, and
oiu 6 a. a. to 12 m. .Ma? 10th to issue
dcUes and ifive aay other information
>r ch( comfort and pieuaru of com*
id 88. *
9. The following changes ?a the diLiioa
staff are hereby auaouaoed aad
le new members commisaioaed will
i obeyed and respected accordingly:
t. CA R. ?V. Shaad, jadge advocate
jneral. having reiigned, Lt. Col. Falir
Lvoa has been appointed to sucjeJ
aim. Two of the aiias, Mij tf.
Kraham Ha-jell and Maj. U. R. _
icootw, haviugaUo resigaed. Maj-j. E.
[. dparkmm and 5. Rj?d Stoney hare
seo appointed in their places.
R\; rtnltip r>f C. Trvina Walter.
Co'umander S. 0. I)iv. U. 0. V.
ames G fcLimes,
Adjo. Gen., Chief of Staff.
Raining Her flat.
A. lady who came down one of the fire
scapes on the rear of the Windsor Ho;1
relates how she progressed /apidly
irthward unctl sae reached a ladder to
hich another lady was clinging, absoitely
paralyzed with fright. After
tiling to the terrified creature in vain
jra minute or so, the first lady tapped
er with her foot on the head, which ^ .
as covered by a large "picture" hat.
\"ou are very rude, you are ruining
ty hat," said the woman below, and
nmediately resumed her descent. To
* i . 1. t f_ 1
us day sue is indignant, aitnongn ner
at was oa fire when she reached terra
rma. - ' >"
i , ^ ^ ? T C
Farmer's fatal iftglLC.
In a free fight at Deview, Ark., B.
!. Ashburn has been instantly killed:^
l. J. Black and his sou, Lee were fatal7
wonnded. Alex Miller had his arm ?
roken and Henry Miller was badly i
[lot in the arm. B. M. Ashburn and ; .
jveral others were shot and more or less
?riously wounded. The trouble grew '/
ut of a case in court. The Millers and
ushburns are among the most prosperas
farmers of the section. - '%
The Demon War.
Turkey has been engaged in war thirp-eight
years of the present century?
onsiderably more than one-third of the
irne. Spain comes next, with thirtyne
years of war; France has hadtwenf-seven
years: Russia, twenty-four:
. > n . i j .
taiy, twenty-tnree; ringiana, twentyne:
Austria, seventeen; Holland, foursen;
Germany, thirteen; Sweden, ten;
'ortugal, ten and Denmark, nine.

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