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Col. Jones Addresses Former
Members of His Command.
A Pleasant Event that Occurred
in Columbia Thursday Morn- !
ing. The Dead
in Cuba.
Jit the Independent fire engine house
Thursday morning the reunion of ths
members of the Second South Carolina
regimeat was held. It -was largely at*
tended by the veterans of the only
South Carolina regiment that served in
Cuba during the Spanish-American
war, and much enthusiasm was manifested.
Col. Jones presided, and addressed
the gathering as follows:
Fellow Soldiers: In accordance with
the resolution passed at the mass meeting
of the regiment in Augusta, Gra.,
a few diys before we were mustered
out of the service of tbc United States
as soldiers, you are assembled here today.
It is- for you to eay what shall be
done to perpetuate the memories of the
past, and keep up the touch of the elbow,
acd to keep alive the stroDg
friendships we all formed with each
le in armv. It eives me
the' greatest pleasure to welcome you
all to this city, and to say to you that
I have not words to express to you the
great pleasure it gives me to look into
your brave and honest faces, and to
shake you by the band.
On June 27, 1898, I had the distinguished
honor of beiiig appointed your
colonel, and I say without hesitation
that I cont-ider it the greatest honor
ever conferred upon me. When the
call was made by the president in the
pring of IS98, you responded promptly
and entered the UnitedjSvates army tohclp
the downtrodden and much-abused
- r Cubans; and I honor you' for it. You
have been faithful in your duties as
soldiers. No soldiers ever stood to
their commanding officer better than
you did to me, ar.d it is for you to say
whethei I did ail I could for you. I
certainly tried to do all in my humble
power to make your service, in the army
as aereeab'e as possible. I never issued
an order to you that you did not
.nnir.L-lv and von altvavs obeved
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my orders in such a way-as to- make it
a pleasure to issue them to you. I do.
not think there is a man in this regiment
who doubts for one moment that
I ever issued an order which was un
pleasant or hard to execute,:.unless I
was compelled to do so by superior authority.
I felt towards you ail just the
same as if you had been my ohiidren,
and did all in my power for your good.
I am satisfied you appreciated what I
tried to do for you. Now that .is all
over, I can speak plainly to you about
my anxiety for your health before leaving
Savannah for Cuba. From what
I had always ht atd of Cuba, I thought
^ that perhaps Oue-half of the regiment
would die of yellow fever before re^
turning to this country; and a friend of
mine said to me in Savannah that he
ww satisfied the. anxiety in the regiment
about yellow fever was so great
that when the order should be issued
for the regiment to go to Cuba that
iundreds would desert. But, my fel-.
low soldiers, let me tell you that when
that order came to board the transport'
Roumanian for Habana, on January 3,
1889, I marched the regiment on the
nfTftnff ?nri I
VIA uya^ w ? ~.~c-.man
deserted- . I am ?ure 'his record
annot be beaten by any regiment in
the world, aDd I am proud of it
Now, let us form ourselves into a
& Tegular organization, elect officers and
Appoint 6uch other committees as
we may seed. Let us contribute annually
to the fandto be kept for the purpose
of assisting such of us as may become
unable to get along in the world?
no man can tell when want may strik?
him. Let us accumulate a fund to
M erect a monument on the capitol
P" grounds to the 16 noble young men who
)sv*?4- 1 > T?r\o VvTT rtieAfiCO TTrK 11A m om
bers of the regiment, and while performing
their duty to their country.
Let us have inscribed upon that monu-*
ment that no man ever lost his life in a
"* holier or grander cause than that of volunteering
to help drive the Spaniards
from that dowDtrocden and muchabused
island of Cuba.
Three of our membera died in Cuba,
namely Epting, Trevett and McKay,
from disease contracted in the hot,
burning sun of that country. Their
bodies are buried in the military
graveyard just a half mile north of
^ Marianao. I think a committee should
b? appointed to see to it that their
bodies are brought home in the near
future by the government, and buried
/ in their native sail. The 13 other
^ members of the regiment- who died,
L , namely. Griffin, Epton, Mooney, Covington,
Smith, Bluer, Lyles. Hopkins,
Ward, Meetze, Barton, Finley and
Kitchea, are buried in the United
States. The bodies of all these *ere
sent to-their parents.
On January 17,.1S9S), we buried a boy
15 years old named B.ertie Eastman,
who was drowned the;day before in
the little nvernear- our camp in Uuba.
He eould not- swim, and rode a mule
into deep W2ter and was drowned. He
was not an enlisted member of the
regiment, but had left Savannah with
us as a camp follower. I have never
to this day been able, to fiod his pa^
rents, and his body is now in the mill
i -t # _
tary graveyard norm or xuananao
^ with, the other three members of our
regiment. I think we should make an
effort to find the parents of this poor
boy and let-them have his-body
brought home. I doubt if his parents
hate ever heard how he died. It was
one ?f the saddest acts I had to? perform
while in the army?buryiirg.- this
poor, unknown boy. .
The death rate.in our regiment-was
l^ss than in :ilmost anv other regiment
in the Seventh army corps, and this
was due in a large measure to our
faithful and f-ffici?-nt t-uraeon, Dr.
WanDamaker; his able assistants, Drs.
Griffith and Kiore, and our ever faith.f
ful hospital corps.- They were untiring
in their attention to the sick. I
feel that I am in a position to tell of
their faithful performance of duty, as
I made it a rule to go to the hospital
almost daily. Th? boy? always told
t-r :
me they had everything they wanted.
The parents of those of our men who
died can always rest assured that they
had every attentien that could be given
After we had been at Panama park
about three weeks our sick li:'t reached
I .lorrrn'mrrmmW Af 9H-1 T KpASfflft
IVJLit; aiaiuiiug uuiMwi VA
very much troubled about it, and I at
once had a conierence with Dr. Wannanmaker.
We sent a telegram to Gov.
Ellerbe telling him of the alarmiDg
condition of the'regiment, and asking
him to telegraph to the secretary of
war to have us moved at once. The
governor telgraphed the secretary of
war and I ?vas ordered to take the regiment
to Savannah in ten days afterwards.
Oar regiment was the first to
arrive at Savannah. The men of this
regiment should-always have the kindest
feelings for Gov. Ellerbe, for he
was always a great friend to us. On
my return from Cuba I called on Gov.
Ellerbe, and he said tome: k,I congratulate
you and your regiment on
the splendid record the regiment has
in tTifi United States armv." I
i thanked him and to.d him I agreed
! with him so far as the regiment was
j concerned.
i In conclusion, I beg leave to extend
my most heartfelt thanks to all the
officers and enlisted men of the regiI
ment for their uniform kindness and
courtesy to me while I had the honor
of commanding them.
The address was received with great
applause, after which the following
officorswere elected:
President?Col. Wilie Jones.
Vice Presidents?Maj. Eaves, Maj.
Warner, Lieut. Col. Thompson, Corporal
Secretary?Sergfc. Maj. Frederick.
Treasurer?Capt. Perrin.
On motion of Adjt. Haselden it was
decided to have annual meetings on
Wednesdoys of fair week and that a
bankquet be participated in.
Go motion of-Sergt King, of Co. A,
the address of Col. Jones was made a
matter of record in the minutes.
Capt. Herbert moved that a committee
of five, with Col. Jones as chairman,
be appointed to see Gov. McS*eeney
about having the bodies of
those soldiers who died on duty in Cuha
and in mi) returned and buried at
their homes.
Od motion of Private Carter, Co. B,
Maj. Eaves, Capt. Haselden, Capt.
Herbert and Private Carter were ap
pointed' a committee draw np suita
ble resolutions on the death of Gov.
EUerbe- and the soldiers who died in
Cnba.;. . *"?
A committee,-' consisting" of Sergt.
Maj.'Frederick, 'Capt- Moss and Serrt
Parrott, was appointed to draw up a
constitution and by laws. ' ..
Happy remarks were made by Capts.
Herbert .and Haseldea, Sergt. Kio.g,
Maj Eaves, Capt. Moss, Irieut. ,Cor,
Serst.'Parrott and-others..
Capt. "Easelden reported that he had
on hand $33 profits, of the bakery in
Augusta. This amount was ordered
turned over to the banquet fund.?The
Shot- Her Guest.
A quiet little home 4 or 5 miles north
of Marksville, La., was the scene of a terrible
tragedy Thursday night, in which
Leon Bernard was shot, aod instantly
killed by Mrs. Abel Bordelon, a young
woman of about 24 years of age. Mrs.
Bordelon's version of the deplorable
affair is said to be as follows: Her
husbanG and Leon Bernard, who was a
A Rmv5?lnn having
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a game of cards; not gambling, playing
only for amusement. The wives of the
two men were present and seemed to be
bored by the game,.several times asked
their husbands to stop playing. The
men giving no heed. to the request,
Mrs. Bordelon playfully picked up ;a
gun and said: ''If you don't stop I*J
will shoot yeu/' when to her horror
the gan fired, and the contents striking
Bernard near the temple; blew off the
top of his head. As Mrs. Bordelon. is
of a mild -and amiable character, the
public are inclined to accept her. story.
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only ones present at the tirr^e of the
shooting, save Mrs. Bordelon's children
who were tooyouog to give -an intelli
gent account of the affair,
A Sensational IHairder.'
A sensational murder and suicide oc-"
cuired at Allentown, Pa.,-';Frid*y morning
when George'W. Kefro, proprietor
-e ^ rT-i.-i HI j
oi lue xioiei iTxeu?a, Biiu.^uu luaiaunj
killed his wife and himself. The pair
had not been living together for the
past three months owiDg to K-rn's ill
treatment of his wife. Mrs. Kern was
employed iD a laundry and when she
boarded a trolly car at-6:30 o'clock Friday
morning, to go to her work, her
hnsband followed her and stood on the .
t . n 1 : 1
rear piauorni, displaying a revolver.
When Mrs. Kern observed him she
rau screamiDg out of.the' front door of
the car and soueht the 'protection of
about 200 wire mill employee's, who had
just finished work on;'tfre'night' shift.
Kern hastened after, h'er and twice
pulled the trigger of the pistol, but the.
weapon failed to discharge. The husband
then dragged 'ihis. wife into his'
hotel and barricading thi door with'a
chair, in full view of the crowd,'shother
dead. He ran into another room-'
and there killed himself;- Keto was 33
years old and his wife: 29'.- " *
Your Chance. ,
Here is your chance if you are
a good guesser, orhaveLany ins:de facts
on the cottoj crop for JLS99-1900 there
is a good chance' to make $1,000.r S*
Munn, Son '& Co.? a large cotton brokerage
establishment ot-jNew York,"dcfc'
ing business at 56 Beairerstreet, makes-.
the oSer of this reward. The estiipate. i
of the crop that will be used by the firm
in selecting the winner will be the sue
that will be made up tfy the New'York
Chronicle. The person guessing nearest
to the Chronicle's estimate **411 get
the money. All guesses must;be mail-,
ed by noon November25; and .adores-;
'ed to S. Munn, Son .&c'Co. , statistic'de:';
partment, 5G Beaver "street, New YorkC*
Died fox.a Dog.
A special from Leesburg, F3a,~, says)
that S. 0. Jones, section boss," was killed
there Wednesday . afternoon. To
rescue a pet dag^'he ran io front of a
train moving at the rate of 35 miles an
bour, wben trie ^owcatcaer Deam struct
hirn in the small of the back, killing
him almost instantly. His wife and
children witnesrsd the accident.
All of Its Friends Should Stand
By !t
A. Howard Patterson Presents
Forcibly the Good Moral
Effects Brought About
Under the System.
To the Editor of The News and Con
rier: Otfing to the recent dispensary
scandals there is a great hue and cry
being made, by its enemiep, that the
3aw should be repealed. As one who
Las always been in favox of the dispensary
system I believe that now is the
time for its friends to speak out. Before
one commits himself against the
dispensary he should consider the matter
from every standpoint. Suppose,
for instance, that the dispensary law is
' 5 f r
Xsjpeaieu. aL UIU LCAI stssiun <_>i wo usjislature,
what are you going to put in
its place?
' There are but three way?, under the
Constitution, to regulate the sale of
intoxicating liquors in South Carolina:
;Oae is under the dispeasary system,
the second under the license system,
aud the third to prohibit the sale entirely,
exccpt for medicinal purposes.
Consequently if the dispensary law is
repealed you have either to substitute
the license system in its stead or pro
fcibit the sale of liquor entirely.
While prohibition may be desirable,
and 1 for one would advocate it if I
deemed it practicable, yet experience
has taught us that it cannot be enforced
and that it would virtually mean free
lhe evils of the license system we
have seen and I hope will never be forgotten?when
every town in this State
had two or more bar rooms, with gambling
hells attached, going night and
day, debauching the youth and impoverishing
the homes of our land. Common
sense tells us that if the license
system is adopted that the constitutional
restrictions, such as not selling
afror cnnHnwn Tint allowing lidUOr to
be drunk upon the premises and the
other"good features of the dispensary
law would be ignored by the barkeeper.
Whenever you place the sale of liquor
in the-hands of a private individual,
whose interest is t> make as great a
. profit out of it ss he can, he will violate
" the law! '
' Upon the other hand what are the
general results of the dispensary law?
* ' i i o 1j_f?
Although it has oeen iougnt irom
the ' time of its enactmeDt, and every
obstacle has been thrown in the way
of its enforcement, yet I believe that I
can truthfully say, without fear or contradiction,
that it has reduced the consumption
of liquor and the commission
of crimes arising from the use of it' 50
per cent'. Looic at the towns' of our
State before the adoption of the dispensary"
system, and remember toff
common it was for druoken men to be
upon, the streets and what an unusual
rtliiDgit is now.
Take the town that I live in, for instance,
and see what effect the dispensery
law his had upon it. Under the
license system we had lour or five bar
rooms,.gcneaally with gambling dens
attached, and almost every one of them
was the scene of a murder and namer
' f KA A/lAnfi A?
0U3 Diuuuy Ugiiis. uiuto iuc auvytiuu
of the dispensary law there has been
but one homicide committed in this
town, and that was not due to liquor,
and there is now not a gambling hoa?e
in the incorporated limits of the town.
: Frior to the passage of the law rows
and fights upon salesdays were common
occurrences, now they are rare. Christ
mas now seems like Sunday, before it
was a day of drunkenness and debauchery.
I have no doubt that the experi
ence of tfamwell Has Deen tnatoi mo3t
of the towns in the State.
The dispensary law has relegated to
the rear all of the allurements of the
.license system,, such as the handsome
glass mirrors, the billiard and pool
tables and the card tables, and worst of
all the social habit of treating, which
has caused the ruin of more young men
t&an any other feature- of the old bar
room system.'
it is not necessary io mention oiuer
good features, of the dispensary, as
thosp already named will cause men to
. hesitate before adopting the license
system, which once it is inaugurated
will scon degenerate into the old bar
room with all of its attendant evils.
Let xis look at the dispensary from
the point of view that is now agitating
I th.2 minds of the people of this State.
Should the system be abolished on
account of the recent scandals in the
i State dispensary at Columbia?
isay by no means. , While I admit
.that such scandals are calculated t-o inr
jure the dispensary, and especially so
as'there are men who have fought it
from its "creation from personal and
, political motives and who are eager to
lay. the 'blame upon the system and not
' ?* ?" 1 _ * m-fr 1T1 fVlQ t
[ Upen-llKJ UUiUlt&IB, JCli m^miu iu. iuv
! sjsjVm has never been shaken and I
[ still believe that it is'the best solution
; or ihtf liquor problem that has ever been
I-adopted. - The people of South Carot
lita'-are too faopjliar with the good reSuits
of the dispensary as to wish to dostroy
it on account of the rascality of
s?me of its officirls. You had as well
jirgue that tl t janks should' be closed
on account of the absconding of cashiers
t.SW funds, or that th.2 State-Peni
teutiary should bo abolished because of
ciiei^eceut shortage of the superintendent,
as to say that ths dispensary law
should bg roppaled on account of the
=conduct of the commissioner and
$tiicr; dispensary officials I believe
Nthat'ts a thunder storm purifies the
"atmosphere so v/ill the recent exposures
'vg? misconduct clarify the dispensary
system and that good will result therein
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JJ~y IU LiiC J. auu vbiibiv .u.^%.
the "welfare of the dispensary will be
advanced If a speciil committee similar
to the ODe that investigated the
Penitentiary, be appointed at the next
sesion of the Legislature whose duty it
;:shail be to turn on the search lights
and mak^ a thorough.investigation concerning
the mauacemmt and workings
of the S'ace dispensary, and to expose
oil micfnndnp.f-, rascalitv. if any. of
the officia's, aDd tb:ic their report, be
followed by icdictmont of tbe guilty
parlies. I have ;oo high a regard for
the character of the people of South
Carolina as to believe that it is impossible
to select men to manage the State
dispensary who will cot steal and be
bribed. To repeal the dispensary law
for any such reason would be a disgrace
to the honorable name of South Carolina.
We nave any number of business
men in South Carolina who >.an
fill all of the positions under the dispensary
law and who, upon the expiration
of their terms of ofice, can leave
tlio Li je, like Caesar's wife above
There are some weak points in the
dispensary Jaw that have been made ;
apparent by the recent scandals which
should be corrected, one of which is
the granting of beer privileges. Th?y
are directly contrary to and in violation [
of the very spirit and object of the dis
pensary system. They are nothing
more nor less than Dar rooms and in the ,
large cities they are said to be adjuncts
of "blind tigers." There should be no J
distinction made between whiskey and ,
beer; both should be sold only by the
regular county dispenser. The idea of
delivering beer, as now practiced oy ,
beer dispensers, to consumers at their
places of business, thereby encouraging '
the consumption of liquor, is repugnant
to the Jaw and obnoxious to its friends
Therefore-they should be abolished by
The recent dispensary scandals have j
also shown the dauger of allowing the ,
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names or liquor nouses anu.meir private
brand? to appear upon the libels of the
dispeaiary bottles. It is but an open ^
door to fraud and corruption. Nothing
should appear upon the label of the dis- ]
pensary bottle except the brand of the
State dispensary and words or marks 1
showiDg the kind of liquor, the grade, ,
prico and that it has been analyzed.
There is nothing new :n this sugeesiioo.
as it is but returning to the rule adopted
by the board of control under GovernorTillman's
administration. There
io nn roaonn tcViv fhp name fir hranfl of'
the house from which the liquor is
bought should appear upou the b.)ttle.
The dispensary law was not adopted j
for the purpose of advertising liquor j
houses. Prohibit the appearance of
these private brands and names of liq c
uor houses, upon dispensary bottles entirely
and you will thereby prevent dis- 1
honest commissioners and dispensers j
r*\ V\ %Act-i r\r* nv\A nrfio finrp r? ^ n*\ ^ n rl v
iivlu auu vfor
tbe liquors of particular houses.
My object in writing this letter is to
expose the fallacy of the argument of 2
the enemies of the dispensary that because
some of its officials have done
wrong that, therefore, the whole sys a
tem is rotten and corrupt and that it
should be abolished, whereas the factsshow
that the morals of our people have
been improved under the dispensary *
? ? - - l - t- x 1 u
law aocx tnat tu repeal it wuuiu uo ic
trograding to the old bar roon, which
was the bane cf the State. I b-lievtthat
the dispensary will staud the storms of
the future just as it has weathered s
those of the past, and that safeguard? '
will be thrown around its. management
that will prevent the recurrence of the
scandals referred to.
A. Howard Patterson. b
Barnwell, S. C,
, i
Governor McSweeney Entertains them s
at the Mansion.
The governor's mansion was throwD t
open to the governor's newspaper *
friends Wednesday night and the .
reception was a delightful affair
Tnere was no formality about it and 1
every one was made to feel perfectly at c
home. Gov. and Mrs. McS*.eeney F
were assisted in receiving by Private 1
Secretary and Mrs. Aull and Miss 3
Browning of Hampton.
Although occupying the most exalted c
office in the State, Gov. McSweeney is ?
never more at home than when in the
company of the press people witb .
whom he has been associated all hi.s 1
life in business and pleasure. Ths 1
governor was formerly president of the c
South Carolina press association, a
position which is now filled by Private t
Secretary Aull and the occupants of c
the mansion are no strangers to the a
newspaper men of the State.
Among the guests last evening were: c
Maj. Louis Appelt of the Manning
Times; E. H. DuCamp. Gaffey Ledger;
T? T? TT^rv, r\Vi 11' A KKorrili.'i
Medium; Col. James A Hojt, Green- 1
ville Mountaineer; Col. T. B. Crews, c
Laurensville Herald; S. A. McGhee, 3
Greenwood Index; Geo. R Koester, Co- a
lumbia Record; \V. TFike, Spartanburg 1
Herald; }fi. L. Beard, Chapin News; T.
C. Robinson, Pickens Journal; Larry s
Gantt, contribator to the Spartanburg ^
Free Lance; Mr. Jas. A. Hoyt, Jr., of s
The State. In addition to the new:*- 1
DaDer men there were present, Capt. s
Andrew Hardee, of Dillion; Congress- 1
man Finley. Attorney General Bellin- jj
ger, Wm. Foster, Spartanburg; Solicitor
T. S. Sease, Xewberry;' Mr. Frank a
West, Spartanburg; Senator Wm. H.
Mauldin, Hampton; Dr. M. 0. Rowland,
Spartanburg; Superintendent D.
J. Griffith, Jesse T, Gantt, Coi. U. X. ^
Gunter. Jr., and others.
The First Artillery band was at the
reception and famished delightful music
for the occasion. Its rendition of
"Dixie" a la Dewey parade followed bj f
the "Star Spangled Banner," made a J
great hit.?The State.
Dr. Maxey Lee Convicted. v
Dr. Maxey Lee, of Darlington 5
County, was tried last week for the r
killing of his father several \ceeks ago v
acid oonvicted of murder but the tender [
hearted jury recommended him t> '
mercy, which will no douot save his ?
neck. The testimony showed that Dr. s
Lee, the father, was in the hall taking to 2
his son, the accused, who had in hi3 1
had a hammerless gun, which was dis- s
charged, the contents lodging in the ?
body of the father^ who died from the c
n-nimfl TVxs rl Tint )
the plea of accidental killing, but ?j
the jury did not believe theno. *
The Youiigest Prmter. 1
The Clinton News probably has the i
youngest printer in the State employed, t
Little Burns Simpson, aged 10 years, e
.11 i* 1 1 f
sets liis column ana a nan every aay ami v.
sets a remarkably fine proof. When he ^
work he stands in a chair to reach his r
case. L'jst Friday night he made a visit f
toThe State office with Editor S. F. f
Parrott, who brought him to the fair, c
and saw the linotype machines at work, p
tie Bet up ma owu name, taiviug ^ 1
with him as a souvenir. When he sets v
type he does it with a will.?The State, c
Five Millions of Fanners Massing
Their Forces.
Aaron Jones, of Indiana, master of
the National Grange, vjices the sentiment
of five million American farmers
b this wise:
"I am receiving thousands of letters
from all parts of the United States,
from farmers, mechanics, traveling
men, merchants, manufacturers not in
trust, askiDg how they can co-operate
with the Grange in securing effective
state and national legislation that will
prevent the formation and successful
operation of trusts.
"The entire people view?with [ alarm
the aggressive and questionable meth
Ui 11U21I auu UliiaCIUJJO ii\J CkLUL"
trarily control to their own advantage
the labor and th.e product of labor in ail
departments of productive industry.
"The policy pursued by trusts in
limiting production in certain lines, in
shutting down factories under their control,
and in crushing out those engaged
in the same lines who do sot join with
them in their policy of controlling
prices, is destructive to industry. To
permit men to use capital to crush out
: v.
cgiwujuic wuipcLiiiuu io agtiiuab puu*
lie policy and Jestroys the mdepenlence
and liberty of the individual, and
iepiives him of the free use and beneit
of his capital,""stifles enterprise and
progress, and,.if continued, will subvert
all the principles fought for and
$ain<-d by our forefathers.
"Tne present industrial tendency is
i menace to the stability of the nation.
Americans will not submit to pay enoruoa5
taxes to sunDort state and national
jovernments that are impotent to pro:ect
the rights labor and oi property,
md its proper and legitimate use.
"The individual citizen is unable to
listinguish the..difference in effect be;ween
being deprived of his property
Dy marauding bands of brigands, known
n ancient times and in the middle ages
is robbers, and the consolidations and
initing of corporations under forms
cnown as trusts, and used for the same
jurpose, namely,, of transferring by cou;rolliug
prices, the property of those
lot in the tnfst to themselves.
"The methods pursued by trusts in
ittempting to influence legislation and
he decision of courts should meet coniemnation
from every honest, honorible
and loyal citizen of the republic.
"How can we secure effective legislaion,
State and national, that will present
the formation and successful op:ration
of trusts?
"Here is the advice we are giving
,o those organizing against trusts:
"First?Prepare petitions to Congress
and circulate them to have them
,igne<i by all the people favor freelorn
and the rights of property, and forward
these petitions.
?Prpnarp. like nptinnns t.O
rour several legislatures and your reipective
states and demand strong antirust
"Third?Attend your political cauiuse^
in whatever party yon affiliate
ind uemand a strong anti-trust plank
n your platform, and see to it that
tvery officer nominated shall be in full
ympathy with this plank.
"Fourth?Think more of your county
and the rights of labor and property
ban of your party, and give all parties
o understand that all patriots will
,tand together on this issue.
' T Kio Artro oil oro
rVbat difference whether we have free
rade or protective tariff?whether the
>utlying islands of sea, proximate and
emote are made colonies or not?if the
ndividnal is deprived of the free use
md benefit of his labor and property.
''Fifth?Give your party and the
:ountry to understand that resolutions
ilone will not suffice, but that effective
aws must be passed and enforced.
"Sixth?Supplement all this by beng
active in educating the people to
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tie great dangers mat menace me iuLustrial
interest of our country.
''Oar country, which stands for libery
and freedom, must protect the rights
if the humblest of citizens, must guarmtee
to every" man the right to legitimately
use and receive the full benefit
if his labor and capital.
Aaron Jones,
"Master of the National Grange."
The introduction of . round bale
iresses"means the establishment not
inly of a cotton trust, but a feed trust,
lu oil trust, a ginning trust, and the
iiinihilation of every Bmall ginner in
he cotton belt.
To allow a round bale press in your
ection means the revolutionizing of
our business, the risk of putting yourelf
wholly in the hands of a gigantic
rust, the positive loss that you will
ustain, and the almost certainty of
he trust treating y<>u just as scores of
inners have been treated after they
lad been imposed u^on by the trust
tfhen the World. Does as He Would It
Will Enjoy Its Millenium.
Rev. Charles M. Sheldon, writing in
he November Ladies' Home Journal
n further emphasis of the teachings of
lis famous book, "In His Steps," reitAfl
f fto.'ikin<to 1 fletia
idles LJ-L vcauuiugo uvt! UJ WJ AAA
rork in the market, the home, the
chool, the shop, the street, tke life of
nan everywhere; but they cannot
fork in a selfish heart, and they are
ict capable of expre-ision in a soul that
las put any one on the throne except
3im ^vho is Lord of all. Why are men
ifraid to try Love in business? Why
ire they cowardly in the face of giving
he greatest thing in the world its most
upreme test? Come, let us take Jeus
at His word. If we seek the Kingl.?rn
nf firat. oViflll VlftVfl all t.hp
thysical things we need. What would
lesus do? Tbere is no question as to
lis conduct in our places. There is
io casuistry in the question when asked
loncstly every eay. When the world
s willing to ask it, aid live according
o the daily answers, it will begin .to
injoy its millennium. Perhaps that
xolden Age will be the coming century.
'Vhy not? It rests with the human
ace to prove that of all the mighty
orccs that rule the real life of men on
he earth, none is so mighty, so practi:al,
so permanent, so productive of hap>iness
and power as the life of Jesus
Atrflr o nri i? ? l n +V> A 1 11700 nf tVins* I
i?CU V*W ttjw?ATV? Vrho
believe in Him as the life abunlaut
for a waary world."
A Historical Event in the City
of Richmond.
Unveiling of Memorials to ExPresident
Jeffers?n Davis
and the "Daughter of
. the Confederacy."
Thursday was another great Confed
erate day in Richmond, the occasion
being the unveiling in Hollywood cemetery,-under
the auspicea of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy, now in
convention here, of the memorials to
President Jefferson Davis and Miss
Winnie Davis.
The Daughters held a brief business
session Thursday morning, during which
various reports were read, and Mrs.
Davis was made honorary president of
the State chapter of the Daughters.
Thursday afternoon the Daughters, in
carnages, were escorted to Hollywood
by aD imposing processio-n consisting of
Confederate camps and military, Gen.
Fitzhugh Lee riding at the bead cf the
A. vast crowd had assembled on the
hill overlooking the Davis plot in the
cemetery and immediately upon the
arrival of the parade the ceremonies
were opened with prayer by the Rev.
James' P. Smith, .D. D., who was on
Stonewall Jackson's staff, and who
threw himself between his general and
the line of fire while Jaekson, mortally
wounded, was beiag borne from the
In the Davis plot an easy chair had
been provided for Mrs. Davis so that
as the drapery fell she would faco the
statue over her daughter's tomb. Over
the grave of President Davis was a
beautiful floral Confederate flag, the
blue aad red being worked in immortelles
and the white in chrysanthemums.
The staff rested on a base,
around which smilax was wound.
After tfce^prayef Gov. J. Hoce Taylor
gracefully introduced the Hpn. 3- 1
R IVTnnfrtr/} *Tio nrinr>ir>!>] oratnr nf fViA
occasion who- paid a beautiful tribute 1
to Miss Winnie Davis, Mrs. Davis,
President Davis and the "Lost Cause."
In conclusion Mr. Munford said: 1
"N'or can I forbear allusion to the !
grateful fact that something in the 5
character of Winnie Davis, in the un
timely ending of her gentle life, has
served to hush the note of sectional
discord and strengthen the influences
that make for peace. Old time hatreds
were' forgotten in the- sorrow which
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maae us an asic. union veterans >
stood as a guard of honor around her
bier, and generous contributions of
sympathy and help came from both
side of the Potomac to erect this monument."
The next speaker was the Hon. <
John H. Reagan, postmaster general j
of the Confederate Stares, and the
only surviving member of Mr. Davis' j
cabinet. He was introduced by the j
Hon. J. Taylor Ellyson. Judge Rea- ,
gan spoke very briefly, his remarks ]
heing confined to a eulogy ?f his chief. 1
ITo cot/1 in
?oaiu xu
"Mr. Davis possessed a combination
of great qualities, rarely equalled and
never surpassed. And in addition to
these great qualities he possessed the
most unselfish character I have ever
known, and the most humane and
merciful disposition, with a gentleness
in domestic and social life, which
commanded the admiration and respect
of all who knew him. And to
all these he added the character of a
devout Christian.
xuy estimate 01 ms cnaracter nas
been formed from a personal acquaint- j
at ce of a good many years and from ]
clu?e personal and official relations 1
with him dnring the four j ears of the i
war between the States. ]
"While the cause of which he was ;
the highest and truest representative j
failed of success, he carried to his ]
grave a sincerity of respect, an enthu- <
siastic devotion of the people he served ]
and represented, unsurpassed by any j
ever shown to any successful hero or ;
conqueror. Tho future will show, 1
when the clouds of passion aud pre j udicc i
shall have passed awav, that the cause ]
and the principles which he represented
were just and based on the true princi- i
pies of constitutional government, Incal ;
self-government and civil liberty. G-od 1
bless his memory." ]
Gen. Fitzhugh Lee was then introduced
by Mr. Ellyson and delivered
an eloquent and touching address, in
which he made^ beautiful allusions to ,
Mr. ana Mr3. Davis ana j>liss \V innie.
Following Gen. Lee's speech, Dr. H. .
M. Clarkson recited an ode. 'The
Daughter of the Confederacy." ;
Jefferson Davis Hayes then drew the
veil from tbe mounments to Mr. Davis ^
and Miss Winnie. The former is a !
bronze statue of the Confederate pres- ^
ident. The latter is a marble figure of ,
the Angel of Grief, the hand extending (
a wreath which she is about to place
on tbe grave. It is over life-size aDd ,
the pedestal is suitably inscribed. It 1
was erected by the Dd-i&hters. Both !
works are by Zolany.
After these ceremonies, a monument
to Jefferson Davis, Jr., wa3 uaveiled.
Paid the Penalty. [
Albert August decker, the (ier:ran i
butcher who, on January 27th last, i
murdered his wife lvachaei and afterwards
chopped up and boiled the =
remains in order to dispose of them, i
was hanged in the Chicago jail at 12:05 <
o'clock Friday afternoon. Becker's
neck was not broken by the fall, and it
was 16 minutes before he was pronounced
dead. Oa the scaffold B'cker
protested his innocenc9 and declared ,
George Sutterlin, the father of his
second wite, was toe real murderer. .
The case of August Becker in many
ways bore a remarkable similarity to
that of Adolph Lutegert.
Killed His FatherAt
[Piano, Cal., Reese Martin was r
shot and killed by his 19-year-old son
Alfred. The young man accused his
father cf striking his mother. A quarrel
easued and the son discharged both
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Darreis or a snotgun &i tae oia man,
causing instant death. He claims that
he aeted in self-defsnsfi.
Over the Result of the Election of Last
The Washington correspondent of
The Atlanta Journal saji "in spite of
the Republican victory in Ohio and th?
appcarent defeat of Goebel in Kentucky,
the Democrats here are elated
over the results of Tuesday and the
Republicans and the members of the
administration correspondingly chagrinded
and alarmed. The defeat of
the Democrats in Kentucky, even if
true, is attributable to local dissensions
an in no way to national issues, but the
campaign in Maryland and .Nebraska
was fought out purely on national
questions, while the personality of McKiuley
was made the test of loyalty in
''The administration flooded Maryland
with orators and the whole force
of the government machinery was
thrown across the district line to fix
Maryland for imperialism in the coming
fight to be made on that issue.
Imperialism was the issue there and
ih<* rrv to sustain the nresidenfc in time
of war was made from every platform in
proportion to the work done. The
defeat of the administration there is
signal and alarming.
"In face of great odds and despite
greafexpenditures of money in Nebraska
Mr. Bryan carried his state on issuei
he himself made. Before he entered
the state it seemea conceded to tne
Republicans. By his matchless campaign
he stopped a flowing Republican
tide and^turned the current against imperialism.
The administration is
keenly disappointed over the result in
Ohio. The president expected his
administration to be sustained by 75000
at least ia his own state.
"The result does one thing?it
eliminates Mark Hanna as the leading
figure in the next national campaign.
It is stated openly here today that the
Y\oi?frr rr? 11 nrtf /I an> tn crr\ 1'
k'c-i n 114 L*yjv uwiv w ?jv
ia to another ?ght with Hanna-'at the
helm. In fact, he himself realizes that,
he has lost his grip, and the revolt
against him and his methods in Ohio issufficient
to cause him to withdraw
voluntarily from the head place ron. the
national committee.
"I was told this morning by an
eminent Republican that Mr. Hanna
will call a meetiog of the Republican
campaign committee at an early date,,
when he w;ould tender his resignation.
Yesterday's vote is a warning to him
and the administration. One other
thing the result makes certain, namely,
that Bryan aod MeKinley will head the
national tickets in 1900."
Ihe Prbc'sedSffa -fey' Which H? Was
Dismissed Are Quashed*
A dispatch from Columbia to the
Grreenville News aays Judge Aldrich
Sled his decission in.the Douthit case
Wednesday. He reviews the case ;
from start to finish, recites the minutes
md tLs whole proceedings and concludes
as follows: "I hold under the ;
law and upon the face of the record, '
that it was an error of law on the part ]
af the State board of control to remove :
the commissioner by a several and
sweeping resolution, as was done in
thesi proceedings. It was argued that !
it required the concurrence of all the ;
members of the board to remove the
;ocnmissioner for cause and that the 1
board could not do so by a mere
majority vote. This position is sustained
by the case of Gerter vs. the (
;ommis?ioners, supra, but it is over- (
ruled upon the authority of the recent (
;a.se of the Carolina Savings bank vs. ,
Evans, 28 S. 0., 5?1. Whereupon,
it is ordered, adjudged and decreed: J
first, that the proceedings of the State J
hoard of control in the attemDted
removal of the relator, J. B. Douthit J
be. and the Fame are quashed, revised .
and annulled; 2nd, let this judgment J
and the papers and proceedings herein t
be filed and made of record la the (
Dmce of the clerk of the court of com- ,
mon pleas of the county and State (
aforesaid; 3rd, let the said clerk serve 1
a. certified copy of this judgment upon 1
the State board of control, by serving
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3iliU UU U V UpUli IUC 1/liailJLUau Vl OdXU I
board." (
The meaning of this appears to be :
that the majority of the board may ]
igain remove Douthit but must do it ,
by regular proceedings and after full ]
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A Costly Joke.
As the result of a practical joke, John
Sbinder was probably fatally burned at
n i m *11 1
onicago jpnaay. xvro ienow workman .
bound him with a tarred rope and after j
lighting it, left the room, thinking it ;
would burc si jwly. In an instant the (
prisoner was a mass of flames. The (
jord burned in two and he ran scream- ,
iog into an adj >ining room, where other
ivorkn.cn tore the flaming clothing from ?
him. Charles Becker and Allie .
Chudyzski, the two would-be jokers, ,
were arrested. They said that as
Shioder was a new man_ they merely
wished to initiate him. I he men may
be held for murder if Shinder dies.
Ail Unpleasant Eide.
Miss Frank, of BeBson, Minnesota, j
3n her way to church, thought she .
would save time by hopping over the .
bumpers of a freight train which was (
standing on the track across" the street. ;
About the time she got up the train (
started and Miss Frank took a thirty ,
milo rirlo nn tVio Vmmnpr? frpp tmit.ia i
V- ft,,*.?"VVJ j
and for nothicg. She missed church
but had an exhilerating ride.
Dewey Married.
Mrs. Mildred M. Hazen and Admiral '
George Dewey were quietly married at i
10 o'clock Thursday morning at the i
rectory of St. Paul's Catholic church, i
Washington, D. C. .The ceremony was ;
performed by Rev. James F. Mackin, :
the pastor, assisted by Rev. Joseph A. i
Foley, assistant pastor, and Rev. SidTT
1 I
Dey huidul.
Old Lady Murdered.
Mrs. Sarah King, aged 60 years, was
murdered at her home iu the Farms
district. Conn., Friday night Charles
Cross, 17 years old, who was employed
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m ' ne iarm, is uuaer arrest on su*picioa
of having comnritteed th?
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Tht Democrats Win in Both Mary
land and Nebraska.
Ohio, New York, New Jersey,
Iowa, Massachusetts and
Kansas Carried by the
The returns from the electioBg of
1__ _1. 2. ^."L . T> Li:
last wees ?riow mat me nepuuucau*
about held their own in the States ot
Ohio, Iowa, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania,
New York, New Jersey and ?
Kansas, carrying these State? by the
usual Republican pluralities. The
Democrats and fusionists, under the
splendid leadership of William Jennings
Bryan, have wrested the state of
Nebraska from the Republicans and
carried it by about 15 000 majority.
The Democrats have completely routed
the Republican party in Maryland and
elected a Democratic governor and will
control the legislature by geod majorities
in both houses. The Democrat!
swept New York city, and Robert Mazett,
the Republican chairman of th?
Mazett investigating committee, hat
been beated by Tammany, but he will
contest the election in his district the
19 th.
The greatest contest of the day wai
that in Kentucky, which only exceeded
in interest the contest in Ohio, because ~
of the intense personal feeling of the
Bourbonites. In Kentucky the result
isjstill in doubt, with both sides claimhlg"tl>at
their side had wou. It will
take the official count to determine the
contest It is expected that there will
be a contest in Kentucky, and it is declared
by the Democrats that Goebel
will hi* seated Afl crnvprnrvr. ',?/
The Ohio contest was a surprise, as
it was thought that McLean would run
stronger than the returns show that he
did. The vote for "Golden Rule"
Jones was large in the cities, an^
Undoubtedly caused the deflection fron<
the Democratic vote in Cincinnati,
Cleveland and other big cities, eontribnting
in^ large degree, if not being entirely
responsible, for the defeat of Mr.
McLean. The Republicans exerted
every effort possible to save Ohio for
their party, and the argument was
made that President McKioley should
be endorsed in his home state, and the
result of the election may be attributed
in part to a desire to sustain the president
because of state pride. Nash, Re- '
publican candidate for governor, will
have a majority of about 50,000 plurality.
a vr'o ttvt rnrnnradt
The great victory won by the fusionists
in Nebraska again demonstrates th?
popularity of William J. Bryan in hi?
home state and there is great rejoicing
among his personal friends that the efforts
made by the administration to
cripple his strength have failed. The
fusion majority will not be less tham
12,000 and may reach 18,000. Republicans
make no effort to explain the
causes, although a number of leaders
in this city, differ with W. J. Bryan in ,
his statement tha. it is a rebuke tv the
national administration.
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unomciai returns irom .Baltimore
sity and all the counties of the State
3how that the Demociats swept practioally
everything before them in last
week's contest John Walter Smith,
Dr. Joshua Hering and Isador Rayner,
their candidates for governor, comptroller
and attorney general, respectively,
were elected over the Republican
candidates by approximately 11,300
majority. The official count, it is
thought, will not materially change
those figures. The Democrats elected
eleven state senators for four-year * ?
terms, which, with their four holdDvers,
will give them fifteen out of a
total membership of twenty-six in the
upper house of the general assembly.
[n the lower hoose, composed of ninety-one
members, the Democrats elected
sixty-six, while the Republicans will
have only twenty-five delegates in the
legislature to meet in January of next
pear. In Biltimore city the Demo
JiatQ CJCUICU. 4 VI lug vvuiv vj.
Appeals, clerk of the city court, sheriff,
State's attorney, city surveyor and
three judges of the Orphans' Court.
Mississipp: and Virginia, of course,
rolled up the usual Democratic majorities.
Kansas went Republican, as did
South Dakota. The president's recent
campaign tour through that state no
doubt had its effect. In San Francisco
the Democrats elected a mayor, James
D. Phelan, by about 6.000 majority.
Iha same can be said of Detroit,
which has been redeemed from the
hbp RennMieana bv the election of a
Democratic mayor.
Greatest Beauties.
Prof. Louting says the greatest beauties
of the world have been the most
persistent and zealous devotes of the
bath. Each average human being has
about 15,000 square feet of ekin to look
after, and nearly 3,000,000 oil and
sweat glands. The outer layer of skin
is constantly wearing off, ana must be
eonstantiy removed to allow tne new
3kin beneath to form fresh, \ white and
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Plying Towards the Earth.
The star Polaris is said to be flyiDg toward
the earth .at the. speed of 395,- .<34,876
miles'a year. Polaris is advised
to look up the records of the parachut* .
artists and take heed from the experience.
She may find, as have numerou'
parachutists, that running precipitous >
! ?* ill A AMnill A Wl ? 4 rr T* M _
i y tuc caiiu is a uii^av*j uucomfortable
Against McKinley.
The Columbia State says "as McLean
and Jones both represented opposition
to imperialism and as their combined
vote was greater by 50,000 than the
Eepablican candidate received, it is not
voxr fn fin<3 ^n^nrMmsnt rnr Af/?T^in
ley's Philippine policy in the Okie
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