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In His Own Family Circle, Were Spent-The
House and its Many Ariicles of Interest.
[Special to Now? und Courier.]
Clemson College, March 26.-The
March number of the Clemson Col
lege Chronicle, which will appear in
a few days, will contain tho follow
ing article on "Tho Fort Hill Man
sion," by Mrs. Patrick Hues Mell.
The boys of Clemson College
should feel that it is thoir duty and a
great privilege to visit this historic
home. No graduate should leave the
placo without being thoroughly fa
miliar with tho homo of Calhoun, its
furnishings, associations and cher
ished traditions. It is a link that
connects u? directly with the great
statesman, the pride of South Caro
lina. Calhoun is tho most prominent
and brilliant figure in tho history of
tho State, and thc study of hi? char- j
actor and career will fascinate evory
intelligent and ambitions youth. Ho
had a peculiar love and sympathy for
young mon, and during his life ho
^ns their special friend ; after his
death, Mr. Webster said of him, "He
delighted especially in conversation
and intercourse with young men. I
suppose there has been no man among
us who had moro winning manners
in such an intercourse and such con
versation with men comparatively
His homo is to South Carolina
what Mount Vernon is to tho nation,
and the thousands of visitors since
his death have proved and still provo
how warm a place he holds in tho
affections of his people. This great
and noble man will never bo forgot
ten ; his long, laborious life, his con
scientious devotion to the welfare of
his State, and his earnest work for
the beBt interests of the nation have
given him a permanent and distin
guished place in history. Tho peoplo
of South Carolina were deeply at
tached to him, and his memory will
bo forever honored.
Knowing theso facts, Mr. Clemson,
who ardently admired and appre
ciated his distinguished father-in
law, wisely inad? provision in his
will tor the perpetual preservation of
thc Calhoun mansion, "Fort Hill,"
and its furnishings ; for he well knew
that everything associated with the
great Calhoun is of historic interest
and will increase in value with tho
passage of years. Item four of the
Clemson will roads as follows: "It is
my desire that tho dwelling house on
Fort Hill shall never be torn down
or altered, but shall be kept in repair,
with all the articles of furniture and
virtu which I herinafter give forthat
purpose and shall always be open for
the inspection of visitors."
Thc friends of Clemson College
will also honor Fort Hill as thc home
of Mr. Clemson during the last years
ot his life.|Here, in conjunction with
generous and high-minded wife, he
laid the plans for this great school,
which to-day stands a magnificent
monument (to his memory. In his
early lifejhe traveled much ; being a
man of culture and a connoisseur and
also a man of wealth, he naturally
C Elected many objects of virtu. All
of his fine collection of paintings and
many articles of interest ho be
queathed with Fort Hill, according
to Item ?), which states : "I give
and bequeath to my executor to be
held by him subject to th . trusts and
conditions of Items 1, '2 and .'I of this,
my will, and for the purpose of
adorning thc Fort Hill residence as
provided in Item 1 of this, my will,
all my permanent furniture, relics
and articles of virtu, pictures and
paintings, etc., and all my books."
Tho books wcro placed in the
library of tho main college building,
when it was completed, and they
wore unfortunately destroyed, when
it was consumed lu the fire of May
22, 1894.
Tho trustees havo faithfully dis
charged their duties in the caro of
thc old mansion and its contents.
For several years, owing to tho rapid
growth of the college and the lack
of sufficient dwellings, tho mansion
was used as a residence, and thc fur
niture was packed and stored, only
ono room, thc old parlor, being open
to visitors. Last fall the board of
trustees judged that the time had
arrived for opening and refitting
moro rooms for publie inspeoiion ; so
tho old mansion and historio offi< e
were again thoroughly ropairod and
repainted, and now tho statoly col
umns, gleaming white among the
venerable oaks and cedars, look out
as proudly as they did in tho dnys of
Calhoun. Throe rooms of the man
sion-tho parlor, dining room and a
bed room-and tho office or library
in the yard, havo been fitted up with
tho Calhoun furniture, and look as
they did three-quarters of a century
The eastern colonnade facing the
eleotrioal building bas been selected
for tho public entrance ; and visitors
approaching from that side will not
enoroaoh upon the private rooms of
the family occupying the othor part
of the house. This colonnade is
paved with lings, whioh have been
worn by the feet of thousands of vis
itors, and givo silent but eloquent
testimony in honor of Calhoun. The
front door opens into a hall barely
large enough for the purposes of
passage and for the steep, wiuding
staircase. Through a door on the
left tho visitor enters tho parlor,
w'.iich is furnished as it was when
Calhoun's family were young. It
was tho scene of many social gather
ings. There wore five sons aud two
daughters, and they made the house
gay aud entertained much company.
In this room, November 13, 1838,
Anna Maria Calhoun and Thomas Q.
Clemson were married, and fifty
years later ho died in an adjoining
room in lonoly, desolato old age.
Bereft of wife and children, his only
pleasure in tho last years of his life
had boon in planuing this great school
for the youth of the State. The
parlor hos another door opening out
upon tho eastern colonnade, and in
side of this door was a railing, which
was formerly used to prevent visitors
from crowding into the room, and
handling the numerous articles toe
roughly. People came in upon ex
oirsion trains in the early days oi
the college, and it said that the tlooi
threatened to give way upon one
occasion from tho number in thc
room. The ceiling is low, the wallt
are neatly papered, and the floor ic
covered w:Lh a handsome carpet ; tht
room is well lighted by four windows
three of which arc draped with red
moreen curtains with black silk bor
ders. The m curtains arc mentioned
in an old inventory made by Mrs
Clemson in 1852, while in Belgium,
where Mr. Clemson was charge
d'affaires. She brought them then
to Fort Hill after thc war.
Tho high, old fashioned mantel
piece, painted black, supports two
busts of Calhoun. In front of the
fireplace is a very old piano of Eng*
lish mako, from the factory of Gun
ther & Borwood, 31 Little Queen
street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London.
The instrument is trimmed with
brass and handsomely inlaid ; tin
slonder legs are gracefully finished
and a li Lt lc drawer for music is or
each side of the front. More than f
century has passed siuce it first re
sponded to thc touch of girlish fin
gers ; for it belonged to Mrs. Johi
C. Calhoun when she was Florid?
Calhoun. She was most carefully
educated by her mother, and givei
all the accomplishments of thc day
Now this quaint little instrument
with its brass trimmed legs, on?
pedal queerly set, its music cabinoti
and pretty inlaid work, is viowoc
with much curiosity. Soft'^tnnfflet
sounds, still harmonious and musi
cal, prooeed from its keys whet
touched. It is said that Calhout
loved music, especially Scotch bal
lads, and one can picture the fai
Floride touching these koys witl
Btudicd grace, and warbling thosi
artless melodics to her dignific?
There is a handsome sot of chair
of the fashion of our grandfathers
ten straight back chairs and two arm
chairs, all of mahogany and ha.
cloth. There is also a hnndsom?
mahogany center table with blacl
Spanish marble tops, and a pie
table to match, with dark marble top
supported by carved columns o
mahogany ; a large pior glass hang
over it. Another small mahogany
tablo of antique pattern complote
the list of furniture as tho parlor wa;
in tho ?lays when Calhoun was mas
ter. A small engraving of Patric]
Henry is pinned upon tho wall, an<
a small ono of Calhoun is framed ii
... f-wmm .
a home-made frame of seeds. Per
haps this was done by his invalid
daughter, Cornelia. In one oornof
hang the dilapidated remnant* of
what was once a magnificent cloak
of otter skins, given Mr. Calhoun by
an Indian chief. This was his trav
eling cloak, and securely wrapped in
its folds, he could bid defiance to tho
weather during those long and
fatiguing journeys which he was
compelled to tako before tbe days of
railroads, when it took four weeks
for him to go from South Carolina
to Washington to attend the sessions
of Congress.
The other interesting artioles now
on exhibition in this room belong to
Mr. Clemson. A small pedestal in
one corner supports an extremely
curious bra** plate about twenty in
ches in diameter. It is thickly cov
e ed with engraved characters evi
dently emblematical. There is a
heraldic design in the center, which
is surrounded by a broad band tilled
with letters-an odd jumble with
no porcoptible signification, and thc
rim is covered with fanciful tracery.
This plate was found by Mr. Clem
son in thc streets of Paris when he
was a young'inan, just after a French
riot. It evidently had been dropped
by the rioters after pillaging some
building. No ono has ever been
able to decipher its meaning, though
many connoisseurs have made at
tempts to do so. Impressions havr
been taken of tho designs and letter
ing, and sent to experts, but thc
meaning is still wrapped in mystery
Two handsome easy chairs, cov
ered with striped silk velvet, wert
purchased tu Brussells at the sale ol
the effects of Count dc Woyua aftei
his death. He was a German am<
bassador and a friend of the Clem
The most elegant pieces of fumi
t ire in tho room are a royal arn
ohair and a foot stool to match, mad?
of TOBO wood richly carved and up
holstered in crimson velvet. Thea
were prep, on tod tc Mr. Clemson b]
his personal friend, i oe good Loo
poid I, King ot liclgium, the favor
ite uncle of Queen Victoria. Eacl
arm of tho chair is decorated witl
an elaborately carved head of
handsome man with a pointed beard
It is 8aid that these heads are tin
likenesses of King Leopold himseli
and Mr. Clemson prized this chai
and foot stool very highly. The;
wero associated with thc most bril
liant period of his life. Ile wa
nominated charge d'affaires to Bel
giana by President Tyler on Juno 17
1844. As the representative of th
United States, he was shown market
courtesy by the members of th
diplomatic corps, and by Leopold
who soon became his warm friend
a friendship which Mr. Clemson val
ued most highly.
Letters from the King to Mi
Clemson aro now preserved in th
college vault with other interestinj
papers. King Leopold loved th
arts and sciences and tho society o
scholarly men. His gallery of paint
inga was famous, and somo of th
pictures in the Clemson collectio
wero copied by special permissio
from the originals in tho King's pr
vate gallery. One can easily undoi
stand why this beautiful ohair an
foot stool, with their precious assc
dations, should have been mo*
highly valued by thc Clemsons. Sil
ting now in the cc: nor of the ol
parlor, they appeal to tho imagiw
tion of every thoughtful spectato
and fancy can vividly picture com
scenes of Hixty years ago.
Suspended from the ceiling in tl
center of the room is a largo bl ad
of a sawfish, which has hung there ?
many years that its history is forgo
ten ; hut it is possible that it wi
presented to Mr. Clemson by h
wife's youngest brother, who was a
officer in tho navy, and sailed 1
many remote ports, bringing home
number of curiosities.
A sabot, or wooden shoe, of a Be
gian peasant lies upon ono of tl
tables, and near it is a sword, sa
memento of a tragedy ; for it b
longod to Hansom Calhoun, a nopho
of Mrs. John C. Calhoun, who wi
killed in a duel with Col. Rhett
1802. ' .
Tho last article of interest in tl
room was presented recently I
Mrs. John F. Calhoun, of Clems(
College. It is a largo square o
white satin, handsomely frame
Upon it was printed in 1860 a tri
ute to Calhoun from tho sorrower
citizens of Charleston. Broad mouri
Jf. Plows, I} QQOU fciiaiifht.
Littlo .Too Han
Colo's Plan tors, ?0.75.
Sash, Doors and
Oils and Lead. -
ing. j& Mill Sn
Stoves and Rang
We have the goo
tomers are friend
ins; bands encircle it, and it is
Tribute to the memory of
By the oitizons of Charleston, S. C.,
on Tuesday evening, April 2,1850.
No man ever lived who was moro
loved, revered and trusted by his
people than was tho great Calhoun.
Borneo's Wild Man Dead.
A Boston dispatch to tho Baltimore
American says:
That st range bond of sympathy, mys
tic, almost beyond comprehension, which j
existed between Plutano and Wai DO, tho
i "Wild Mon of Borneo," who helped
' make P. T. Barnum famous and which
made thom the marvel of scientists in
, tbreo continents, never was moro st ri k
; ingly manifested than during the scones
'. of tho simple tragedy attending the death
of the latter of the world's most famous
j twins tho past week.
j In the cozy homo of tboir aged man
i agor and guardian, Capt. Hanford A.
j Warner, in Waltham, a suburb of this
city, whore t hose two freaks spent tho
: twilight of tboir lifo, after 00 years spent
in traveling with shows and circuses all
ovor tho world, Waino was stricken with
; pneumonia. Ile lingered n few days and
then tho angel of death summoned him.
Plutano, who, up to two weeks ago, was
never in moro robust health, began to
fail tho samo day his brother died, and
soon devoloped a cold and hacking
cough. Then carno pneumonia, and now
bis lifo is despaired of. Tho symptoms
indicate that tho malady was induced by
purely sympathetic causes.
When Waino died at an early hour
; Friday morning tho watchers by his bed
side dot out to call Plutano, but, a? if by
a eilen? call, bo stood at tho threshold of
the door and gazed mutely as his brother
breathed his last. Ile was silent in his
griof, a broken down man of 80.
j It was liko a timo a fow years ago,
when Waino, whose strength was pro
; digious for his three foot Bevon inches
: of stature, was engagod in some feat on
Captain Warner's farm which balked
even his marvelous powers. Plutano
was swinging on the gate, a favorite di
j version, with his back turned to Waino.
I The twins could not speak aloud; in
fact neither ever learned to talk, yet
t here seemed to he some remarkable sys
tem of silent, communication betwooo
them. A passerby noticod that Waino
was in need of help, and waa astonished
presently to see Plutano run to him and
silently aid him in his task.
Plutano, by a process of evolution and
as a result of his mingling with civilized
people, has been outgrowing tho term
"wild man." His every act and attitude
for several years baa been that of the
man of the world, well dressed, well-fed,
perfectly at ease. Ile is but a midgot,
and jumps into a chair liko a monkey,
while bis peculiarly shaped bead, with
his little furrow of bair and tho doop
furrows of tho brows, give tho slight
suggestion of the simian to him. Thoro
is a suggestion of tho claw on bis bauds,
though tho nails aro perfectly formed
and well manicured.
Capt. Warner alone can tell the history
of these freaks. In bis lectures whoo
traveling with thom ho always main
tained that bo found thom on tho Island
of Borneo, but thoro is reason to boliovo
that they were born in Now England.
They amassed a fortune on their exhibi
tion tours, and Capt. Warner, who bas
boen their guardian, has seon that they
have had every comfort and luxury that
would make them enjoy the days of their
old age.
The Old Time Way.
Our grandmothers gave us powders
and teas bocause thoy koow nothing of
modorn modioine and methods. In this
ago of progress and discovery, nicoly
coated, compressed tablets aro fast
s II pc i ceding tho old ti nae powders and
teas. Uydaie's Livor Tablets aro com
pressed, chocolate coated tablets, easy to
swallow, pleasant in offoct, always re
liable They contain ingredients that
cannot bo used in powders and teas; in
f?rediente that bavo an oiTeot upon tho
iver that is novor obtained from tho so
called liver powders, otc. A trial will
prove their morita. Walhalla Drug Com
Koystono Adjustable Weeders, $10.25
ows, $2.65. Caldwell Cotton Di
Climax Plantors, $8 25.
larb Wire, $2.00 per Ooo Hundred Pounds
Blinds. Blacksmith Tc
** Harness. J& Rubber a
pplies. j& Wagon and Bu
ds and our prices sell thei
Battle Flags Sent Back Home.
Columbia, Maroh 27.-Tho battle flags
of the South Carolina regiments cap
tured by Union regiments have been re
turned to tbip State. A large box con
taining thom was received by Governor
I loy ward this morning and accompany
ing thom a lotter from Secretary of War
Taft. The Govornor is as yet undeoided
as to the disposition of the Hags and he
will tako up tho matter with the Veter
ans' associations and possibly with the
Legislature. There is a genoral fooling,
however, from letters rocoivod on the
subject that the flags should remain in
Columbia, possibly in the rolio room. A
number / battle flags are now there.
Almost every year somo company or
regiment presents tho State with the Hag,
realizing that this is the host place for
The flags aro: Eighth, eleventh, six
teenth and twenty-seventh regiments in
fantry, Sumter flying artillery, Sumter
hoavy artiilory, garrison flag, Castle
Pinokney; garrison flag, Fort Moultrie;
garrison flag, Citndol; garrison flag,
Jamos Island; garrison flag, Fort Ripley;
Third South Carolina regiment flags.
Catarrh Cannot be Cured
with local applications, as thoy cannot
reach thc seat o? tho disease. Catarrh is
a blood or constitutional disease, and iu
order to euro it you must tako internal
remedies. Hall's Catarrh Curo is taken
internally, and acts directly on the blood
and mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is not a quack medicine. It was
proscribed by ono of tho best physicians
in this country for years, and is a regu
lar proscription. It is composed of tho
hest tonics known, combined with tho
best blood purifiers, acting du cot ly on
tho mucous surfaces. Tho perfect com
bination of tho two ingredients is what
produces such wonderful results in cur
mg catarrh. Send for testimonials, froo.
F. J. Oheney & Co., Props., Tolodo, O.
Sold by druggists, price 75c.
Hall's Family Pills aro tho host.
Shipped Car of Radishes.
Beaufort, March 20. - The Messrs.
Whipple Bros., two gentlemon from
h'hodo Island, and who are proprietors {
of a splendid apple orchard in that
State, have boon spending the past throe
months in Beaufort, and while boro con
ceived the idea of putting in sovon acres
of land on the Shell road, between Beau
fort and the dopot, in radishes. Having
leased tho land and putting it in fine
tilt with about 800 pounds of fertilizer to
tho acre, the seed was sown in Fobrunry
in drills one foot apart. They com
menced harvesting tho orop in tho be
ginning of the wook, and Saturday they
shipped a car load in a refrigerator car,
1325 half barrel baskets to tho car.
Thoy will ship another car load noxt
week, as only about half tho patch has
boen plucked. Tho radishes aro said to
bo worth from $3 to $4.50 a crate,
It is a now departure in the vegotable
lino hore, and the returns will bo looked
to with interest by tho tnickers.
Fee ol $25,349 tor Carlisle.
Now York, March 21.-Tho dooroo of
of a lowor court awarding John G. Car
lisle, former sccrotary of tho troasury
$25,310 for professional services in con
nection with a contest against tho con
stitutionality of tho laws undor which
duties wore levied on goods imported
from Porto Rico, has been affirmed by
tho appoliato division of tho Sirpromo
Court. Mr. Carlisle was ongagod by
Reon Hames, who had boen retained as
counsel by various merchants to asssist
him in the content. As a result of the
litigation tho importors recovered nearly
^500,000 from the Govornmont. Accord
ing to Mr. Carlisle somothing ovor
189,000 of this amount was paid to
llamos, but tho latter refused to make a
settlomont with him, denying that ho
Dvor bad ongagod Mr. Carlisle's services.
Mr. Carlislo then brought suit to recover
his foo and was awarded $25,310.
Hallook's WoodorB, $0 25.
roppers, $0.50.
Kidine Cultivator*. *25 to $85.
??ls. Paints,
ind ?anvas Belt
ggy Material. &
n. All onr cns
?. A. Smith, Esq., Probate Judge.
Whereas, C. B. 1). Burns, as Clerk of
Court of Common Pleas for Oconee
county, South Carolina, bas made suit
to mo to grant bitu Letters of Admin
istration of tile estate and effects of
John F. Miller, Sr., deceased
These aro thoroforo to cite and admon
ish all and singular tho kindred acdbT,
creditors of tho said John F.'Miller, Sr.JT
deceased, that tboy bo and appear
boforo me, in tho Court of Probate, to bo
hold at Walhalla, S. C., ou Thursday,
?th day of April, 1006, after publication'
horeof, at ll o'clock in tho forenoon, to
show causo, if any they have, why the
said administration should not be
Givon under my band and seal this
17th day of February, Anno Domini 1006.
?S?^T? D. A. SMITH, Judge of Pro
/ SZ^i \ bato? Oconee County, S. C.
Published on tho 22d day of Fobruary,
1!)05, in Tho Keowoo Courier and on
Court House Door. 8 '8
To the Following Points :
Kansas City, mo.-Southern Baptist
Convention, May 10-17, 1005. Bate, one
(ii si class fare, plus 50 couts, for round
trip. Tickets on salo May 7 to ll, inclu
sive; final limit May 28d, 1006.
St. Louis, Mo.-National Baptist Anni
versary, May 10-2-1, 1SK)5. Bate, ono flrst
e.lass faro, plus 25 cents, for round trip.
Tiokots on sale May 14, 15, Ki, with final
limit May 27th, 1005.
Asheville, N. C.-South Atlantic Mis
sionary Conference, May 17-21, 1005.1
Hate, one first-class fare, plus 25 cents,
for tho round trip. Tickets on salo May
Kith and nth; Anal limit May 23d, 1005.
Fort Worth, Texas-Gonoral Assembly
Southern Presbyterian Church, May 18-20
1005. Bate, ono first-class faro, plus
$2.00, for round trip. Tickets on sale
May 15, 10, 17; final limit May :11st, 1005.
Toronto, Ont.-International Sundny
School Association, Juno 20-27, 1005.
Hate, one first-class fare, plus 50 cents,
for round trip. Tickets on salo June 10,
20, 22, 23, 1005; limited Juno 30th, 1005.
Hot Springs, Va.-Southern Hardwaro
Jobbers' Association, Juno 0-0, 1005.
Hato, ono first-class faro, plus 25 cents,
for round trip. Tickets on salo June 3,
4, 5; final limit Juno 18th, 1005.
Savannah, Ga.-National Travelers*
Protective Association of Amerioa, May
10-23, 1005. Bato, ono first-class J are,
plus 50 cents, for round trip. Tioke'ts (%n
salo May 13th and 14th; final limit M#>
20th, 1005. ^
Savannah, Ga.-Fourth Annual Tour
nament Southern Golf Association, May
0-13, 1005. Hate, ono first-class fare, plus
25 couts, for round trip. Ticket? on sale
May 7. 8, 0, 1005; limited May 15th, 1006.
The Southern Bail way is the most
direct lino to all of the above points,
operating Pullman sleeping cars, high
hack vestibule coaches, with superb din
ing car sorvice. For dotai ?ed information
apply to any tickot airent of this com
pany, or H. W. HUNT, D. P. A.,
Charleston, S. C.
Summons for Relief.
In tho Court of Common Pleas.
Thomas E. Stribling, Plaintiff, against
Heury Poach, J. J. Wooddall and
Jonas Wooddall, Defendants.-Sum
mons for Belief.-(Complaint not
To tho Defendants abovo named:
YOU aro boreby summoned and 10
quired to answer tho complaint in
this action, which was filed in tho office of
tho Clork of the Court of Common I 'leas,
for tho said county, on the 23d day
of Fobruary, 1006, and to servo a copy of
your answer to tho said complaint on
tho subscribers at their office, on tho
Public Square, at Walhalla Court Houso,
South Carolina, withiu twenty days after
tho sorvico horeof, exclusivo of tho day
of such sorvico; and if you fail to an
swer tho complaint within tho time
aforesaid, tho plaintiff in this action
will apply to tho Court for tho roliof do
mandod in tho complaint.
Dated Fobruary 23, A. D. 1005.
[L. S.] C. R. D. BUHNS, C. C. P.
Plaintiff's Attorneys.
To tho Defendant, ll en ry Boaoh:
Ploase take notice that tti6 Summons
and Complaint wore filod in tho office of
tho Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas
for Oconee county, South Carolina, on
tho 23d day of Fobruary, 1005, and that
tho obiect of this action is the fore
closure of a mortgage.
" , Plaintiff's Attornoys.
March 1, 1005.-0-14.
Most of tho Japenoso off?oors and
mary of tho men can can speak Ros

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