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j\lr. Watterson's Ve lr*lace at Har In reply to a speech in the United j States Senate by Mr. Vest, of Mis- , souri, calling io question some state ment made by Col. Watterson, thc following article by Col. Watterson appeared in tho Louisville-Courier Journal on Sunday: ''Assuredly Mr. Lincoln indicated a willingness on his part to enter into some kind of obligation as the price of the restoration of the 1'nion. Two . months later, when by force (if arms, (.?en. Lee was compelled to surrender to (len. Grant, thc terms of this 'un conditional surrender* were made most generous, ls it stretching thc argu- ' mont to assume that, if Mr. Stephens and his colleagues had been empow ered to treat, Mr. Lincoln was not prepared to go even further and to bc even more generous? "In the general conversation had between Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Seward on thc one hand and the Confederate . commissioners on the other, Mr. Lin coln iutimated that payment for the slaves might enter into an agreement for Union and peace. We quote the | following from Mr. Stephens'? pub- ( lished statement: " 'Ile went on to say that he would be willing tobe taxed to remunerate the Southern people for their slaves. He believed thc people of thc North j were as responsible for slavery as the people of the South, and if the war ?". ?.uld then cease, with the voluntary e' . lition of slavery by the States, he . . lld be in favor, individually, of %...?. government paying a fair indem nity for tho loss of the owners. Ile j-aid he believed this feeling had an extensive existence at the North. Ile knew some who were iu favor of an appropriation as high as $400,000,000 for this purpose. 'I could mention persons,' said he, 'whose names would astonish you, who are willing to do this if the war shall now cease with out further expense and with the abolition of slavery, as stated." But on this subject, he said, he could give no assurance-enter into no stipula tion. Ile barely expressed his own feelings and views, and what he be lieved to be thc views of others upon the subject." "Tho point is whether Mr. Lincoln did or did not contemplate payment for the slaves. In the foregoing ex tract from Mr. Stephens it is plain that he did. Hut the evidence does uot rest there. Thc day after this Fortress Monroe Conference, when Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Sewurd had re turned to "Washington, a Cabinet meeting was held. At this Cabinet ?meeting Mr. Lincoln submitted in the form of z. proposed message to Con ?i't'ss the two documents above re ferred to. One was a joiut resolution to bc passed by the two Houses of Congress appropriating the $400,000, 000. The other was a proclamation, to bc issued by himself as President when tho joint resolution had been passed by Congress. "Here is the message, with the joint resolution: " 'Fellow Citizens of the Senate aud House of Representatives: I respect fully recommend that a joint resolu tion, substantially as follows, bc adopted, so soon as practicable, by your honorable bodies: Resolved, by thc Senate and House of Representa tives of the United States of America in Conerrss assembled, That the Pres ident of thc United State.-- is hereby .empowered in his discretion to pay $400,000,000 to the States of Ala bama, Arkansas?, Delaware, Florida, . Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mary ' land, Mississippi, Missouri, North karolina, South Carolin*, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia in thc . anner and on the conditions fol lowing, to-wit: The payment tobe .made ir. ('. per cent Government bonds and to be distributed among said States pro rata on their respective ' slave populations, as shown by thc i censu? rt 1800, a:?d no part of said -..aiitito be paid unless all resistance to the national authority shall be aban doned and cease on or before April 1 next; and upon such abandonment and ceasing of resistance one-half of said sum to bc paid in manner'aforesaid and thc remaining half to be paid only upon the amendment of thc National Constitution recently proposed by Congress becoming valid Jaw on or be fore July 1 next by the action thereon of the requisite number of States.' ''Here is the proclamation: '"''Whereas, a joint resolution has been adopted by Congress, in thc words following, to-wit: "Now, there fore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do proclaim, de < clain and make known, that on the iOon<*'?'ons therein stated the power cconicii' d on the Executive in and by aaid joLit resolution will bo fully ex ercised; that war will cease and armies bo reduced to a basis of peace; that .all politic il oHeuccs will bc pardoned; ORIES. ?rsion ol' What Took tipton Roads. that all property, except slaves, liable to confiscation or forfeiture will be released therefrom, except in cases of intervening interesta of third parties; and that liberality will be recommend ed to Congress upon all points not lying within Executive control.' "These two documents stand to day in Mr. Lincoln's own hand-writing. They are living witnesses at least to thc truth of his intention and thc magnanimity of his character. That was all that was meant to be provec? by tho.su who originally gave them pub licity. "The Cabinet was opposed to .Mr. Lincoln's plan. 'How long will thc wa.- last?' he asked. 'A hundred days? We are spending three or four million dollars a day. There's the money, not counting the lives. Hut you are all against me and I will not send the message.' Thereupon he put the documents away with the fol lowing superscription: " 'February 5, lSlio.-To day these papers, which explain themselves, were drawn up and submitted to thc Cabinet, and unanimously disap proved by them. "A. Lincoln.' " FEDERAL PRISON FARE. By I). I. Walden, or the Tenth Geor gia Itegiment. During the month of September, lSt?l, 1 was confined in the peniten tiary at Nashville, Tenn., as a prisoucr ol' war. I referred to this imprison ment incidentally in a former article, but made no attempt to describo our miserable fare and thc incidents that grew out of it. I had been severely wounded, at the battle of the Wilder ness, Ya., had come borne and was spendiug the time of my convales cence very pleasantly with my father' family in Clayton County, Ga., when .Sherman's army passed, en route from Atlanta to Jonesboro and persuaded me, by mcaus of such tangible argu ments as guns, pistols, bayonets, etc., to forsake the comforts and happiness of home for thc miseries and wrctch . edncss of thc prison. They captured ; several hundred other Confederate '? soldiers in and around Jonesboro, car I ried us to Nashville and kept us pent j up inside thc walls of thc penitentiary : grounds. Wc suffered severely from : hunger, thirst, exposure, filth and the : annoyance of vermin. They pretend '. cd to servo one meal each day and it j consisted of a slice of bread, about j four inches square by three-fourths of I an inch thick and a slice of boiled ba I con about one-fourth as large. At meal time wc were marched very slowly, iu double file, through an opening in the ranks of a little squad of Yankees, who doled out to us as wo passed, our meagre allowance for the day. There was very little of any thing, connected with those proceed ings, that seemed to deserve a word of praise, but those little lunches were certainly very palatable, the excel lence of flavor being due, very large ly, no doubt, to the keenness of ap peti'C consequent upon our extreme famishment. And when wc received ; our little portion we almost entirely I lost our self-coutrol and devoured it ravenously like so many wild beasts. Shortly after our arrival I uudertook to devise some kind of a scheme for increasing my allowance, and for that purpose took a position in thc line near thc head of the column and was among thc first to be served; then I went around by a circuitous route, tonk another position in thc line, marched through again and received another portion. 1 repeated that pro cess for two or three days in succes sion, and vu one occasion drew three times, but when several other men caught on to the trick, it was so ex travagantly overworked that the Yan kees detected it and summarily frus trated it. About that time Mr. Jeff Miller, a friend of mine, became to sick he was unable to eat any cf bia rat'' and as I happened to have one of thc few blankets that tho place contained, he proposed to trade me his rations for the usc of my blanket, and so I got two men's rations for several days and slept on tho bare ground, as many others were doing. We were frequently visited by minis tering angels, in tho form of women and girls, with baskets of the most delicious nourishments, and as they were not permitted to enter the en closure, they would stand on the out side and throw the precious missiles, piece by piece, over the prison walli and thc copious showers of daint) viands, falling among us, provokec thc wildest and most exciting scram bles, some of thc strongest and mos active ones getting much moro thai their share while others got scarcely anything. They .pretended to water us twice a day, hy hauling in from the river on a wagon, two or three barrels of water which were left standing, at different points in thc yard with tue top end open, so that wo could dip it up, in old rusty oyster cans and drink. They brought iu perhaps not more than 100 gallons at a time, and as there were nearly 2,000 men to drink wc got only about one drink apiece, morning and afternoon, and of course had none for washing faces or hands, and the con* stant dipping in of dirty hands for drinks, would soon pollute the water to a frothy blackness, resembling dye stuff. The Yankees apologized for the scarcity of food, with tho plea that their supplies had been out off by Confederate cavalry destroying the railroads, but no satisfactory excuse was oifcred for the scant supply of wa ter. It was suggested by some of our fellow prisoners, that perhaps the Confederate cavalry had made a raid upon thc Cumberland river above town, and cutoff thc water. We were situated very unfavorably for any kind of amusements or pastime to while away the dull mouotony of our misera ble existence. We had no cards or any other gaming apparatus and we were too much crowded to admit of games that required running, but whenever any passing incident could bc made to assume thc features of in terest, wc drank it in with avidity. Wc were frequently entertained with free pugilistic exhibitions between two red headed Atlanta boys, Capps and Powell, who seemed from the first they met, to hold a most bitter grudge against each other, that provoked them to many hostile combats. Their weapons were generally uothing more formidable than their baro fists, but they sometimes used small stones and pieces of scrap iron and at such times their short, dark, red hair would take on streaks of a deeper crimson hue from the stains of blood. The com batants were so evenly matched iu size, courage, etc., that neither could hold, nor was willing to yiold thc championship. The victory alterna ted from ono to the other, so evenly as to inspire both with hopes of the final mastery. The sympathies of tho spectators on tho opposite sides of the contest, be came BO pronounced that two distinct factions developed, a Capps faction and a Powell faction, but the sympa thizers never interfered with the con tests further than to encourage and applaud their respective heroes.-D. I. Walden, in Atlanta Journal. A Thoughtful Mother Says. That if you waut your children to bo courteous you must treat them with respect. That they will invariably copy your manners, so you must take care that they are tho best. That you should be as careful of their feelings as you wish them to bo of the feelings of others. That when it is necessary to ad minister reproof, it should be given in private. That most children are sensitive on this point; it injures their self-re spect, and they feel acutely, though they are not able to express it ia words. That to tell a child in public that it has been rude or laoking in good breeding is as unwarrantable as it would bc to tell a guest so. That it is no excuse to argue that you are doing it for the purpose of making thc child better and more thoughtful. - - - ? m mm - Perpetual motion seems to be a success as a perpetual failure. - An old bachelor says that mar riage is merely a hitch and a kick. HOPELESS GASES? When the doctor leaves and says the case is hopeless, what remains to be done? Nothing, if the doctor's word ia final. Much, it you will listen to the Statements of men and women who were once " li o p e 1 c s s cases " given up by doctors, and who were -jcrfectlj- and permanently cured by the use of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. Nothing is more sure than that thousands of r-en and women with diseased lungs, obstinate coughs, hemorrhage, ema ciation and night sweats, have been restored to perfect health by tue use of the " Discov ery." Will it cure you ? It has cured in ninety-eight cases out of every hun dred where it was given a fair and faith ful trial. Hy that record you have only two rLir.rc-. in a hundred ot failure and ninety-eight chances of being restored to perfect health. It is worth trying. Abram Freer. Esq., of Rockhridge, Greene Co.. 111., writes: "My wife'had n severe att.ick ot pleurisy and lung trouble; ^he doctors gnve her up to die. fine commenced taking Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery and she began to improve from the first dose. By the time she hail taken eiitht or ten bottles she was cured, 1 and lt was the cause of a large amount being . sold herc. I think the 'Go'.Ocu Medical Dis covery' ls the best medk!ac in the world for f lutJR trouble." j FR RE. Dr. Tierce's Common Sense Medical Adviser containing over a tbou " sand large pages i3 sent free on receipt t of stamps to pay expense of mailing only. Send 2i one-cent stamps for the book in 1 papeV covers, or 31 stamps for the clotb 7 bound volume. Address Dr. R. V. Tierce, Buffalo, N. Y. Human Life the Payment. Nations have been baptized in human blood, and each foundation stone of progress has crushed the life out of some mortal. We daily read thc story of deaths that come through disease, death? that we call natural, and then we read the startling ac counts of deaths that come suddenly and unexpectedly, to the well, strong, vigorous and active mortals who are busily engaged in the work of the world. These latter emphasize the terrible fact that overy human advance, every evidence of progress, evory improve ment that means a higher civilization, every wonderful maohine, every great engineering feat, overy towering build ing and every work that has a form stands as a monument to some life that has gono out that it might exist. Digging and delving among the dry boues of statistics has resurrected figures full of interest in showing the value cf a human life, not spared to disease and old age but taken in the accomplishment of some work of hu man progress. These figures show that through fierce war each square mile of terri tory gained or maintained by nations of the earth has cost a human life. Some have cost more, some less; but taking tbe world over, since history began, the records show a charge of one untimely death against each 640 acres. Each pair of church spires that point toward the clouds stand for a monument to a grave somewhere. Since records of deaths by accident have been kept they show that the life oi one mortal has gone out with each two churches reared. All buildings have taken part in the same work. A poorly constructed scaffold, an inse cure fastening, a parting rope, a swing ing timber, a loose board and scores of other things that tell of human fallibility have contributed to make this record. Men have burrowed in the ground and dug their own graves-their first temporary resting places, where they were to lie in death-where a moment before they were in active life. Every five miles of tunnel blasted from the rocks and dug from the earth requires the lifo of one man. We gather heat, light and power from the sun-made ooal that was stor ed for uc centuries ago, and each mil lion and a half tons of it costs one miner's life before it passes from its ancient bcd to the surface of the ground. Since man has delighted in what is bright and lasting, he has sought for gold and made from it the great lever that moves the world; but it has had its price. Each $3,000,000 of gold has asked foi a human sacrifice and received it. Since before the dawn of history, ships have spread their winglike sails and carried man from shore to shore, and recently harnessed steam has passed thurn in the race; but from the time when shipwrecks wore first re corded until to-day the ships have de manded human tool, and at the end of each 50,000 miles that each one sails it drops a living soul into a never-resurrecting sea, or oasts it dead into thc arms of the shore. Where boats would not do man has suspended his bridges, and eaoh one of these that spans navigable water marks the spot where a man was brought to his death through an acci ! dent. So on the steel highway, where, through the energy of steam, we rush with theospeed of the wind, the law says that one life must be givon for each 500,000 travelers, and the law is obeyed. Look where you will, these acci dents confront you. Life with its requirements pays its way with life. I St. Louis Republic ROMA! T A tremendous stock of these i CARLOAf Just received ?nd more en rente to farmer friends with the best that can which to wage the warfare against c afford to enter into this fight unless h< We can fit you up with any Imp! your crop. By availing yourself of this of si work and not let it push you. Sullivan H Too Laie. An aogel passed over the earth one j morning, and meta little eVttd in a I sunny field. "Little one," said he, "do you love the Master?" The child looked up with bright eyes, and said, "Yes, I am one of his little lambs." "Then," said the angel "there is work for you to do; go and do it." "Yes, I will do it after a while," said the child; "it's only morning now; the day will be so long, and T do love to play." And the child ran away after the butterflies and Bowers. The angel, on his way, murmured, "The day will end, the night comes, and it will be too late." In a few years the child had grown into a schoolboy. Tho angel visited the earth again one morning, and passing noar the school, found the boy looked out, too late for school. "My boy," said he, "the day is passing, night will come, and your work is not yet begun." "Oh," lashed the boy, "there is plenty of time; the sun was shining so brightly, I could not stay shut up in the schoolroom." In a few more years the angel vis ited thc earth for the last time. Ile was passing down a hill one evening, where ho overtook an old man lean ing on his staff. Slowly he plodded down the hill toward an open grave. "My friend," said the angel, "have you completed the life-work which was yours to do?" "Tho night is come," said the old mau, "and my work is not yet begun; the day seemed so long but now it is too late." And he tottered into the opon grave.-Michigan Christian Ad vocate. _ Read it in his Paper. George Scbaub, a well known Ger I man citizen of New Lebanon. Ohio, is a constant reader of the Dayton Yolkszeitung. He knows that this paper aims to advertise only the best in its columns, and when he saw Chamberlain's Pain Balm advertised therein for lame back, he did not hesi tate in buying a bottle of it for his wife, who for eight weeks had suffered with the most terrible pains in her back and could get no relief. He says : "After using the Pain Balm for a few days my wife said to me, 'I feel as though born anew, and before using the entire contents of liza bnills the unbearable p.ins had cu tire! y v?aish ed and Bbc could again take up her household duties. ' ' He is very thank ful and hopos that all suffering like wise will near of her wonderful re covery. This valuable liniment is for sale by Orr-Crray & Co. - ? -i - It is the little things of life that prove the most trying. Bureau draw ers that stick are sometimes more difficult to endure than a serious trouble. It is W3rth while to stop ^nd remember that to rub the offend ing edges with a cake or hard soap, a bit of stove-blacking, or even a soft lead pencil, will make life worth liv ing again. If thc windows of our poorly built houses rattle at night ag gravatingly in these spring winds a few slips of folded newspaper will Btop the noise and bring peace and slumber. - A well known Judge ona Vir ginia circuit was reoently reminded very foroibly of his approaching bald ness by one of his rural acquaintances. "Jedge," drawled the farmer, "it won't be so very long 'fo' you'll hev to ?ie a string around yer head to tell how fer up to wash yer face." How to Avoid Trouble. Now is the time to provide yourself and family with a bottle of Chamber lain's Colic. Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. It is almost certain to be needed before the summer is over, and if prooured now may save you a trip to town in the night or in your busiest season. It is everywhere admitted to bc the most successful medicine in use for bowel complaints, both for children and adults. No family can afford to bc without it. For sale by Orr-Gray & Co. tow /WWVW ERRELL, KLONDIKE. low in our warehouses. I OF HOES US. 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It assimilates the Food, regulates the Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep* The Children's Panacea-The Mother's Friend* GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS Bears the Signature of . The Kind You Have Always Bought In Use For Over 30 Years. THU CENTAUR OOH Mt NV. TT MURKAY fMTg MEW ?ORK CITY. D. 8. VANDIVER. J. J. MAJOR. E. P. VANDIVER, Yandi ver Bros. & Major., DEALERS IN BUGGIES, SURRIES, PHAETONS, WAGONS, Harness, Lap Robes, Whips, Etc. ANDERSON, S. C., APRIL 9, 1902. WE hi*VJ ib l.:i?-z and beautiful lins to select from and our PRICES ARE RIGHT. COME TO SEE US. VANDIVER BROS. & MAJOR. JUST A WORD About Something that should Interest You! !!!!!! WE HAVE A FEW SECOND HAND UPRIGHT PIANOS ! Some you would readily buy for new. BARGAINS THESE. A big line of Squares for practice work ; you will find tbey fill the bill as well as a new one. At from 819.00 up. OUR ORGAN DEPARTMENT ia running over with good things. You should eee them and get prices. A few special bargains if you come at once. OUR SEWING MACHINE DEPARTMENT is by far the largest in the State, and more Standard varieties are here to select from. Here are. bar gains in second-hand Machines that you ought to pick up. Come in when in town, and we will take pleasure in showing you through* TEE C. A. REED MUSIC HOUSE. ?rwy. Tv** -- ' A Well Jb'uraislicd Home Is not necessarily an expensivelj furnished one, as at TOLLY'S hand some, even sumptuous, FURNITURE is procurable without great outlay not that we deal in knocked-together, made-to-sell sort, but becauEe we are content with a reasonable profit on really good article* of Furniture Our best witness is the Goods them? Yours truly G. F. TOLLY & SON, The Old Reliable Furniture Dealers, Depot St., Anderson, 8. C. A. C. STRICKLAND, DENTIST. OFFICE-Front Rooms ever Farra erg and Merchants Bank. The opposite cut illustrates Ooa tinuous Gum Teeth. The Ideal Plate-more cleanly than the natu ral teeth. 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