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A Niuil1 AT '1A .
Filipinos Fire on the Americans
at Midnight.
Gen. Wheaton is Now Preparing
to Punish Then. Lawton's
Success at Santa Cruz
More Complete.
The folkowing ih h been re
ceived from (e::. ( i
iaila. April 11.
Adjutant Gnera'. % &bingtonl.
Insur-zen ts attacked. 3!1eArthur's line
of railway communicatiot list night in
considerable force; repulsed by Whea
ton with heavy loss. Wheatoi's casual
ties three killed. 20 wounded- Otis.
The followiri dispatch gives addi
tional information coincering the fight
of Santa Cruz:
Manila. Apir il 1:
Adjutant General, asingt
Lawton's ,uccess at Santa Cruz more
complete than reported yesterday. En
emy left 93 uniformed dead on field and
numbers seriously wounded. Ltton
caotured the city without destruction
of property. His loss ten. wounded,
slight, except twe: one seine cied.
Lieut. Elling only officer wounded,
slight in hand. Enemy retired east
ward: La.vton in pursuit early th is
morning. 0ts
Manila, Aipril 3. -At about mi'
night the rebels eut the telegraph line
at several places between here asd
31alolos and signal fires were lighted
and rockets sent up alo-g the foothills
to the right of the railroad. Later the
enemy attacked the outposts of the
Minnesota regiment between Bizaa and
Bocare, five miles south of 1alolos.
killine two men and wounding 14.
Simultaneously the outposts of the
-Oregon regiment at arilao, tne next
station on the way to Manila, was at
tacked, with the result that three
Americans were killed and two wound
ed. The loss of the enemy was 10 men
killed and six wounded. The Ameri
cans also captured two prisoners.
Troops were concentrated along the
railroan as thickly as possible and the
rebels driven back to the foothills.
The roadbed (.f the railroad was
damaged, but it was repaired almost
immediately and traffic was soon re
sumed through to 31allos.
Manila,- April 11.-It is supposed
that many of the rebels who attacked
Gen. McArthur's line of coin municat ion
and who were repulsed by she troops
commanded by Gen. Wheaton, were
natives, who entered that region in the
guise of friendlies. They had seem
ingly secreated arms in several places,
and fired on the Americans from the
bushes at so close a range that they
could be heard talking. One of th.7
Filipinos yelled in English:
"We will give .au damned Ameri-I
cans enough of this before we are
The rebels un'.rmiuned the railroad
at Marilao and unspiked ihe rails in an
effort to wreck a traiak w hile the railroad
gang participated in- the fight. The
work of the rebels was discovered and.
-repaired before the train arrived.
Gen. Wheat on is preraring to puniish
the Filipinos. d~
The nulitary gunboats Napida and
Langua de lay have auccectuea in en
tering the Santa Cruz river a'nd have
captured a small unarmed Spanish gun
boat and three launches whichi the' dis
covered there. - I
The military guaboat Oes:e has
brought 32 rebelN wounded. one dead
Filipino and six wounded Americans to
the hospital. It is now known tt?at 93
insurgents were killed during the cap
ture of Santa Cruz.,
The following cablegram has' been re
ceived at the war department:
3Manila. A pril 12.
Adjiutant General, Washington.
Yesterday in the Lake region Law
ton pursued insurgents eastward from
Santa Cruz, dispersing them. Captured
all the larger vessels used in the lake
trade and Spanish gunboat. He is
now endeavoring to pass them from
the river where they aire concealed into
the lake. Wheatoa dr.ove the enemy
ten miles to the eastward of railway
line of communicatio2 with M1alolos.
Lawton's and Wheaton's casualties
are few and slight, as caemy made no
stand. Notified by Spain that she will
evacuate 31iudoro and Polo soon. Otis.
A N~ew Cotton Plant.i
Some interesting experiments are
going on in the agricultural department
at Washington in connection with the
cultivation of cotton. Mr. Webber
showed a correspondent some beautiful
spccimens of hybrid cotton plants. By
crossing the sea island cotton with the
short staple. or upland cotton, gratify
ing results have been obtained. In the
hy brid the staple is not quite as long as
the ordinary sea island cotton, but it is
considerably longer than the short sta
ple variety. and. in addition, it is hea
vier and of superior quality. The
plants of the hybrid cotton rre twice
the size of the largest sea island plants,
showing that the h;ybrids are more vig
orous than their parents. These expe
riments in cotton growing are not con
fined to the hot houses of the agricul
tural department, for numbers of cotton
planters in South Carolina and Georgia
are keeping right abreast with the de
partment in this work. Some of the
finest specimens of hybrids are expect
ea to produce a better quality of cotton
and each plant will probably produce
twice as much as the ordinary sea island
plant. It is expected that h3 brid cot
ton can be 2rown in the climate and
under the same conditions as now pre
vail in the upland cotton belts of the
Sowing the Wind.
This attemnpt to make millions out
of nothing which has taken fast hold on
the speculative world add the epidemic
of stock comnpanies, many of them ex
ploite' solely for the purpose of taking
in the unwary and selling stocks which
will nentr bring in dividends, must
sooner or later result in disaster, and
the disaster w ill afict stocks rad se
-uite rand as sound and safe.
A Man Murdered and His Defenceless
Wife Assaulted.
A special di-;atch from Palmetto.
Ga.. to the Atlanta Jouroal says Al
fred Cr::frd, a hiahlv #steemed citi
zn oif t ha: county. re.siding three mile.
fromi Palutto. was nurdercd and his
wifeaaraulted by Sam lo-e. a notori
ouZ, ni egro of the cu munit at 7 o'clCk
'li~ursday night. Th negrro slipped
UL) behiud Cranfo'rd while the hltter
Aiid family were seated at the table eat
ing supper, an(i before the nesence of
the rwgao was known Cranford was fell
ed "o the floor by a terribie blow on the
head with an ax. The powerful negro
Uded the weapon with terrific force,
the keen edge erushing through the
skull and brain of the defeneeless man
and almost killing him instantly.
Afier the shoeking murder the negro
overpowered Mrs. Cranford and brutal
ly assaulted her in the presence of her
'our small sereaming children. The
brute then ran from the hnusc and made
his escape. and he has not been captur
ed this afternoon, althogh a large
posse of enraged itizeUs and several
bloodhounds are after him. If the ne
gro is captured there will be a lynching
on the spot, as the negro was clearly
identified by Mrs. Cranford and his
guilt is fixed beyond a doubt. It is be
lieved that he oannot evade the posse
long, as the bloodhounds have traced
him many miles through the woods and
swamps. and it seems there is a good
opportunity of capturing him.
The crime was a terrible one and it
has embittered the feeling against the
negroes in this community and it would
take only the slightest disturbance to
start serious trouble. The Palmetto
1.1nching of several negroes several
weeks ago is still fresh in the minds of
the people, and thern is a determina
tion among the citizens to avenge such
crimes as have been committed by ne
groes recently. notably the burning of
Palmetto and the crime of last night.
After recovering from the grasp of the
negro brute, Mrs. Cranford made her
way to the home of her husband's fath
er, Mr. G. E. Cranford, about one half
mile from her own home, and there she
told of the murder of her husband and
how she had suffered at the hands of
the negro. Mr. Cranford quickly
sounded the alarm and the neighbors
gathered at the Cranford home ad
quickly organized possees to scour the
country with a determination to locate
and lynch the negro.
There has been great excitement in
the community today and a report of a
lOnching is minutely expeeted. The
negro is of a yellow color, fire znd one
half feet high, one or two front teeth
out and he carries his head a little to
ne side. He is 21 or 22 years old and
had on a brown spotted hat,
The Case Before the United States
Circuit Court.
The Lake City case was called in the
uited States Circuit Court at Charles
on oI M Iud-y of last week, but on ac
ouuut of the absence of one of the law
ers nothing much was done until Wed
esday. On t..at day two of the most.
iportant witneses of the government
centili d. Th-y were J. P Neivhamn,
*):e of the menU who turned State', evi
ece, and M. WV. Springs, a biey cle
nder, who swears that one of the de
eciaants aeked him to join the mob
~hat killed Postma.,ter Baker. New bami
sa white ma-.n of ordinary intelligence.
ht says h~e cannot readi and write. Hie
uacd to live la Lake City. but since he
urned Siate's evidee~ he has been pro
ided for in Washington.
Ou the stand he swore that he met
Stokes, Ep'ps. Webster, Alonzo and
Rodgers, defendants. and others at
toes storc. Stokes planned the
lnehing, przoposiug to set fire to the
ostoiiee and kill Baker when lhe came
ut. It was agreed to do this Monday
ight. At that time the meu armed
ith Mc~night. Ward aud others, went
o the place. lie and Early P. Lee set
fire to the place while the ethers hid in
the bushes and tired into the place.
ewhaam was rigidly cross-questioned,
but stuck to his original story.
Springs said Stokes tried to get him
o go to kill Baker, but he refused to
o so. Springs was beins cross-ex
mined when court adjourned on ac
ount of the illness of J1urer Murphy.
he case made out by the government
was a str-;ug one. There are nearly
l) more witnesses tobe examined, but
eu an's story of the crime is the cen
tre around n hieh the others will re
volve. Newham declared that he did
not see D~efendants Kelly. Rodgers and
!arke in the mob that killed Baker.
Three Historic Guns.
Mayor Smyth has received a dele
gram from GJen. Bufflington, chief of
ordnance, U. S. A.,- stating that the
war department had consented to the
loan to the City of Charleston of three
big siege guns that were used on James
sland during the latest real war. The
guns were formerly munted in Johns
ou's battery, on James Island. where
they were dismounted by the Federal
troops, and have for over thirty years
been lying on the beach at James Island,
exposed to the weather. Two of the
guns during recent years have been
ompletely buried by sand, and they
had to be dug up. The three ieces of
historie Confederate ordnance have
been brought to the city and will be
ounted. Two of them will be placed
n position in the Auditorium park, on
either side of the main entrance, while
the third will occupy a prominent place
on the Battery, near the foot of Meet
ing street. These guns are only given
over to the custody of the City of Char
leston and will always be subject to the
order of the war department, which, in
ll probability, means that the relics
will remain in this city forever, as they
have no intrinsic value at all.-Newa
d Courier.
Shot Like a Squirrel.
George Wic-kerstrop, a Negro wanted
for murder, was killed Thursday ne ir
Galion. Ala., by a posse who were in
search for him. The Negro was discov
ered in a tree with his rie drawn on
the sheriff. A well aimed shot from
ie of the party brought Wickerstrop
tumbling from the tree. lie was dead
when he reached the grourd, fire hav
ing been "pened from every gun in the
,mov a he came down.
Timely information for All Who
May Take It In.
And Much Other Valuable Infor
mation to the Prospective
Visitor to the Good
Old City.
The committee on pro gramme, con
sisting of Gen. C. I. Walker, chairman
and Messrs. A. R. Marshall and J. C.
Hemphili coadjutors, have prepared a
folder, which contains much valuable
information for the public. If vou
have friends who co?template visting
the city during the Reunion get one of
the folders and mail it to them. The
following is the inaformation as com
piled up to date:
The committee (;;l inforwation. RI. P.
Evans. chairman. will give veterans and
visitors all needed information as to ob
taining accommodations in the city. a-:d
.,ill place thcinselves at the disrosal of
intEnding visitors to engage for them
suitable accommodations before their
arrival in the city.
The committee on information has
establisbcd headquarters at the South
east corner of King and Wentworth
streets, and sub-btations will be opened
Monday, May 8. opposite the South
Carolina and Georgia, A!lantie Coast
Line and Plant system passenger de
pots, and remain open day and right ,
until the close of the Reui;ion.
The hotels and boarding houSes wil
receive visitors as usual.
Reunion Hotel-Adger's wharf, (foot
of Tradd street,) and B~yce's wharf, im
mediately north of Adger's wharf, have
bsen fitted up for pay dormitories, with
al! practical conveniences. where lodg
ing can be had at 25c per night.
Free dormitory for Veterans will be
fitted up on Commercial wharf, East
Bay, below Tradd street, for such Vet
crans 4s cannot afford to pay for lodg
The Roper Hospital, Queen street,
west of Mazyck, (not used for years as
a hospital,) will be open for the accom
modation of men.
Catholic Cathedral Parish school,
Broad street, near Friend.
Courtenay School-Meeting street,
near Mary. by ladies of Spring Street
Methodist church.
Crafts School-Friend street, be
tween Broad and Queen, by ladies of
Hasel street synagogue.
High School-Meeting street, corner
of George, by King's Daughters.
Menmminger School-St Philip street,
between Wentworth and Beaufain, by
ladies of Trinity Methodist church.
Charleton College-By ladies of
Second Presbyterian Church.
No. 110 Broad street-By ladies of
First Presbyterian church.
Caroline Wilkinson Home-Cannon
street, near Rutledge avenue, by ladies
of Holy Communion church.
Church Parties St. Andrew's Luther
an church-By ladies of the church.
St. Philip's Church Home-Church
street, corner Queen street, by ladies
of the church.
Unitarian church Sanday-school
building- Xrchdale street, between
Qaicen and Clifford streets, by ladies of
ne church.
Most of the private residences in the
city will accommodate Teterans and
Rates at hotels-From $2.50. to $5
per day.
Rates at boarding houses and private
houses-Sl.50 to S2 50 per day.
Lodging from 50 cents to $1.00 per
Meals can be furnished at from 25
cents to 75 cents ei'.
For veterans without ch'arge, the Con
federate commissary will serve meals
only. Union Cotton Press warehouse,
East Bay, between Hasell and Market
streets, two squares east of Charleston
Hotel. Will serve meals at the follow
ing hours:
May 10-Dinner, commencing at 11
oclock. Supper, commnencing at G
o'clock p. nm.
May 11 and 12-Breakfast, corn
mencing at 6 a. m. Dinner, commenc
ing at 12 m. Supper, commencing at 6
p. mi.
May 13-Breakfast, commencing at 6
ocock a. mu. And other meals at same.
hour as previous days if the convention
remains in session.
Meals-To accommodate ti-e Veter
ans and other visitors many private
parties have arranged to furnish meals,
a list of which are as follows:
R. H. Austin, opposite A. C. L. de
J. 11. Becroge, opposite Marion
Cooley, opposite A. C. L. depot.
Ellis, 295 King street.
Hemme, 228 King street.
L. R. Murphy, 123 East Bay.
Olympia, 136k Market street.
Palace Cafe, 278 King street.
Ristig, 173 Meeting street.
Stelling, 145 East Bay.
Sandford's. 215 King street.
Sottille, opposite Washington square.
Wikerts, 539 King street.
Zissett's, 326 King street.
D. A. Ammne, King street.
Mills House, Meeting and Queen
Mrs. Cameron, il Bay street.
Mr. Graft, Cannon and St. Philip
Mrs. Walker, 11 Alexander street.
Mrs. Sneed, 17 Alexander street.
Mrs. Riley, 2i Alexander street.
Mrs. Lynch, 139 Calhoun street.
Mrs. Westendorf, 143 Calhoun street.
Mrs. Herbert, 14 Elizabeth street.
Mrs. Burns, 37 Gieorge street.
Mrs. Alley, 7 George street.
Mrs. Towlet, 32 George street.
Mrs. Petsch, 2 Giebe street.
Miss Brown, 6 Glebe street.
Mrs. Stokes, 314 King street.
Mrs. Walton, 427 King street.
Mrs. Barlow, 473 King street.
Mrs. 03eill, 517 Kmng street.
Mrs. Austin, 514 King strenet.
Mrs. Johnson, 570 Kinmg street.
Mrs. Surbeville, 6U3 King street.
Mosele3 s House, 272 Meeting street.
Mrs. Blakeley, 314 Meeting street.
Mrs. Tarsille, 472 Meeting street.,
M1ri. Reynolds, 57 Radcliffe street.
MIrs. Bellinger. SS Society street.
Irs. Sweegan, 71 Society street.
1rs. Northrop, 76 Society street.
121rs. Wigfall. 75 Society street.
31r L'iiun, 2 \anderhorst street.
.1rs Me.gett, 65 Vanderhorst street.
MIrs. F lrlbeck. 119 ?eaufain
M1rs. John Baker, 8 Franklin street.
1rs. Wyndham. Carolina House, 177
'LJetit street.
Ilrs. S. t. lHaecock. 97 Ieeting
MIs Ilarleston, f90 Meeting street.
M1rs Lesne. 11 Gibbs street.
3Mrs. Ferguson. 41 Church street Pre
fers ladies.
Christ Love Mission, Mrs. Kershaw,
MKills House.
Commercial House, 261 King street.
M1rs. B1az, 18 Meeting street.
3Miss Hazelharst, 44 Church street.
-1rs. S. H dc. 117 Wentworth
Miss Gregorie. Miss Enslow, 23
Meeting street.
Mrs. C. S. Swith, 176 Wentworth
Woman's Exchange, King street.
Mrs. Richard White, 4 Franklin
Mr4. 1ischoff. German Artillery Hall.
A1 P. Loeke,on Auditorium grounds.
Mlts. LAWtonl.
A number of other places conducted
by church societies and other organizi
tions will b. opened. the places already
being secured.
wi:l be furuished by,
R. 11. Austin. opposite A. C. IT..
J. II. leoge. opposite Marion
squ Te.
Cooley. opposite A. C L depot.
L. R. Murphy, 123 East Bay.
Olynpia Cafe, 136. Market street.
Ristig, 173 Meetinig street.
Sanford's 215 King street.
Union News stand, A. C. L depot.
Weikert's, 539 King street.
-Withington, opposite Auditorium.
Zissett's, 226 King street.
Palace Cafe, 27S King street.
3Mrs. Cameion, 71 Bay street.
1is. Bischoff, German Artillery
General headquarters, U. C. V.. Gen.
J. B. Gordon will be at the Charleston
The official headquarters of the Con
federation will be on the first floor of
the Hibernian Hall. on Meeting street.
There will be the official book, in which
delegates should register immediately
on their airival and from this ^ffice
will also be given the official Reunion
badge, which will entitle them to ad
mission to all the entertainments.
MAY 10.
"The Ladie's Memorial Association
of Charleston have, Eince the furling of
our "conquered banner," and the lay
ing down of our arms, and the burying
of the bright hope. of the Confedera
cy, each year decorated the graves of
our fallen heroes, the ceremonial tak
ing place annually on May 10, the an
niversary of Stonewall Jackson's death,
which falls this year on the day select
ed for the opening of the Reunion of
he United Confederate Veterans in
harleston in 1899. The Ladi,-s' Me
norial Asociation has asked the Veter
as, the~r frieuds and sympathizers
from all over the S'outh gathered in
harleston to join them in the sacred
eremonies of ttu' day.
It has been found impracticable to
rausport to Mlagnolia Cemetery the
rrat cro.vds who would wish to gather
t the Cemetery, so that it will be ne
essary to hold the formal services in
he city, at the Auditorium, and only a
pe-ial detail of honor. representing the
hole South, will go up to M1agnolia
emne ery to lay a loving tribute on the
raves of the heroes of the Confedera
The Veteraus will therefore parade to
he Auditorium.
It is proposed to move promptly, and
he hours named are meant, not put in
dance of the intended time to allow
for procrastination.
The various divisions, United Con
ederate Veterans and United Sons of
onfederate Veterans, will form on the
round respectively allotted hereafter
t 3 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon MIay
10, 1899.
Line of march will be up 3Meeting to
asell, up Hasell so King, up King to
alhoun, turning east to M1eeting, up
eeting to Henrietta. whence they will
turn to the left and cross M1arion sguare
here the procession will be review'ed
y Gen. Gordon and the Governor of
Soutn Carolina. The procession will
then pass into King street, down King
o Calhoun, up Calhoun to Rutledge
venue and into the Auditorium.
For further particulars see order of
chief marshal.
Horses for mounted officers can be
secured at a uniform price of $2.50 for
the parade on application to 3Mr. A. J.
Riley, chairman committee on horses
nd carriages.
splendid andjmposing building erect
d for the Veterans' Reunion, is situa
ted on Rutledge avenue, the grand was
tern thoroughfare of the city, near
alhoun street. It can be reached by
ll electric car lines, by taking any car
and asking the conductor to properly.
transfer you.
It is within easy walking distance of
ll parts of the city.
The fir-st session will open at 10
clock a. m., M1ay 10, at the Auditori
um. It is proposed to have this ses
sion a short one, to allow time to pre
pare for the memorial ceremonies and
the parade thereto, which takes place in
the afternoon. A night seesion on the
first day is proposed to hear the annual
ddress, other eeremonies which will be
f deep interest to Veterans.
The second and succeeding days the
onvention will get down to business,
ommencing at 10 o'clock in the morn
ing and having such other sessions as
the Convention may determine on.
A part of the Auditorium will be set
apart for the exclusive use of the dele
gats, and no one will be admitted to.
that part of the Auditorium who has
not a delecate's badge.
The Veterans and the general public
will enter at the front doors of the Au
The delegates will enter at the side
The sessions of the U. S C. V., will
be held in the Hibernian Jill. second
floor, on Meeting street. The first ses
sion will be convened at 10 a. in.. on
Wednesciay, May 10. and all delegates
must be present at that time to present
their credentials to the committee and
be assigned a place in the hall. The
aiddress of welcoom and otner speeches
will be delivered at this tine. O0
Thursday, May 11: Friday 12th and
Saturday, 13th. the sesions will be held
at 9 a. m The afternoons will be
left fre. for visiting the U. C. V. meet
ings and places of interest about the
Apply to the chairman or any mem
ber of the committee of the various
lommittees (selected from tht numer
ous committees engaged in providinz
the entertainment as those whose duties
throw them in connection with visitors)
respectively, as fol!ows:
Committee on Veterans.-C. L Wal
Committee to Receive Visitors-W.
H. Welch.
Committee on Information-Robert
P. Frvans.
Committee on Comnmissary-W. W.
Committee on Rstaurant-J. P.
Committee on Darmitories-J. M.
Committee on Confederate Hotel
R J. Morris.
Committee on Arditorium and lhalls
-Samuel Lipham.
Committee on Amusement.,-George
S. L-gare.
Committee on Saeial Functions --T.
W. Bacot.
Committee on Steamboats and E:
cursions-D. L Sinkler.
Committoe on Ilattlefields-The Rev.
John Johnson, D. D
Committee on Carriages and Horses
-A. J. Riley,
Committee on Ambulance Corps
James M. Eason.
Committee to receive visitors will be
designated by a red badge and will meet
all Veterans and other visitors, and
cheerfully give them all needed infor
mation. Ask and you will be politely
and heartily answered. Visitors cannot
ask too many questions. -
Veterans wiil please register at their
respective division headquarters.
They will receive Veteran badges
when they register.
Delegates' badges will be distribat3d
through the division commanders.
The committee on terminal facilities
has arranged for the prompt delivery of
baggage. It will be preferable to give
your checks to the agent of the Trans
fer Company on the train. Price of de
livery 25 cents.
Pullman and other private cars will
be placed on the water front of the city,
on the tracks of the East Shore Termi
nal Company. -
The committee on battle grounds will
distribute gratuously to the thous
ands of visitors a military and histori
al directory of Charleston harbor,
with map and many particulars of in
Will also designate by relI and whi::e
lags the places in the niarbor and ou
:e adjacent islands distiaguished as
he scenes of engagrmeuts or bomnbard
nents during Lhe Confederate war, ex
ept the conspicuous forts, Sumter and
oultrie. This plan will include:
Ozi James Island, the sites of Fort
oinsou, Battery Simkinm. Fort L enar
t Seceessionville, Bat ery Pringle on
Stone River, Rivers's and Gri aball'sI
au-e way.
Om M1orris Island, the sites of Bat
eries WVaguer an.l Gregg. together witl
he soutthem~ end of the id4aud.
On Sulliv-an's [sla'nd, the sites 1f Bett
eries Bere. M1arion, Rum ledge, Beaure
ard and M1arshall
The comtnitte will al~o arrange to ac
ompany visitors 'in the~ priueipd ex
ursion boats to Fort Sumter. and bef
eady to give all local inforwation that
ay be asked for.
To IPort Suwter-A ferry line to Fot
Sumter will be establi~hed, leavius
3yce's wharf, one wharf south of foot
f Broad street. Will run at fewa
ntervals. Boats returning from Fort
Sumter will go down the harbor, passing
he site of Baittery Wagner, Fort MIoul
ne, etc.
To Mount Pleasant. Sullivan's Is
Land and the Isle of Palms, the two let
ter magnificent seaside re-orts. take
he Seashore Railway from foot of Cumi
erland street, near the Custow [louse.
To MIag iolia Cemetery, Chicora Park
tnd phosphate works take cars of ee
rie line running up Meeting street.
To the battlefield of Secesioniville
hive across the New Bridge, (sest end
f Spring street;) a charming drive of
bout two hours.
There will be a grand concert at the
uditorium, Thursday evenine. May 11.
~ommencing at S o'clock. The pro
~ramme will embrace a splendid "Wel
~ome Sing,"' and thrilling and beloved
Jonfederate songs. These will be ren
lered by a vocal chorus of one hundred
voices, accompanied by a fine brass
Bands will be at toe Auditorium dur
ug the sessions of the Convention.
Other amusements will be provided
or the entertainment of visitors.
Besides this very valuable list of in
~ormation the folder contains a well
narked map of the city of Charleston
hich will materially assist visitors in
nding their way about the city.
A Queer Law Suit.
A suit of Oklahoma city has brought
ut a most curious train of circum
mtances. A woman secured a divorce
From her husband together with a large
mount of alimony. The divorced hus
and then entered into an agreement
with a good-looking young man in the
neighborhood whereby the young man
was to pay court to the women, marry
her, get control of all her property and
ivide it with tho divorced husband.
'he young man carried out his agree
ment to the letter, and then fled the
ountry. The suit is now brought by
the woman to recover the property of
which she had been <iefraude by the
Cayenne i-epper is highly recomm'end
ed for driv ug asvay ants. It should be
spnled aronde their haunts.
Last Formalities in the Restora
tion Take Place.
The Ratifications Exchanged.
B-ilamy Storer Appointed U.
S. Minister to Spain. Ef
fect of the Act.
The condition of war which has exi
ted between the United States and
Spaiu since April 21. 189S, terailated
Tuesday of la!t week when the last for
walities in the restoration of peace
were performed by the exchange of
ratifications of the peace treaty at
Washington. Coineident with thi.,
President NIeKinley issued his proclia
mation deearing thet the war was atan
end. a-d the appointment of Belilaav
Storer was determirid upon -as U iLed
tat--s miaister to Spain.
He pri3nipal crremy of the cday
occurred in the reception room at tne
White Hoase when the exchaugv oi
ratifications took place at 3 o'clock. In
antici.ation of the historic cbaraeterf
the event. many members of the cabi
net and ofheials promineut in the ad
ministration gathered at the White
Shortly bfore 3 'eIO1k the French
ambassador. .1. Catubon. arrived, in
company with 31. Thiebaut, first ,ecre
tary of the etubassy, the latter bearing
the Spanish copy of the peace treaty.
Mr. MeIinley cordially greeted tihe
ambassador, and after a brief exchange
of well wishes the formal ceremony be
The powers of M. Cambon and Sec
retary Hay were examined, a protocol
concerning the day'u ceremony signed
and other formalities concladed. These
preliminaries took some time, so that it
was nearly 3 30 before the actual ex
change began. The signing of the pro
tocol of exchange occurred at 3 28 p.
in., Ambassador Cambon signed for
Spain and Secretary Hay for the United
States. The protocol was in French
and briefly recited the circumstances
leading up to the exchange. This
cleared the way for the exchangeitself,
constituting the final act. The presi
dent took from the desk the American
copy of the treaty, handsomely engross
ed, bound in dark blue morocco and
encased in a black morocco portfolio,
and handed it to M. Cambon. At the
same time 1. Cambon handed to the
president the Spanish copy of the
treaty, also engrossed, bound in mo
rocco and encased in a maroon colored
morocco box. There were deferential
bows as each received from the other
this final pledge of peace. The ex
change of ratitiations occurred at 3 35
p. m- The president was the first to
"Mr. Ambassador," said he, '"I will
issue my proclam tion at once." '
31. Cambon thanked the president
for tue promptness with which the pro
elawation followed. This ended the
formnal ceremony. and after brief felici
tations the ambassador and other offici
als withdrew.
Th, iee~t of the actiont taken today
is to completely r-nesv the peCaefLt re
la ions, trade, official, diploatic. con
aular and in all other ways. between
ths cou-,try: and Spaun Foilowingr the
appuit.tiut oif at Umited States minis
ter to M1'drid and a Spani~h minister to
Washinigton, it is expet-d that a cou
,at will be sen- to Barcelona an:i oth'er
large plac.:s ini Spata, wnerc our coieu
lar representat:nus wvere susi ended t:.
:x:'. war. At the same tim- paursh
isii e~uutra. For a time the tade .? m
nJ-ilJai(io nitersee the tw couies
wilt proceed without treay 1r 'setio'.
a the .var put an end to L's .>m liU ret
at treaty. ber a treaty of trade, nai-'a
tion a d co~iamere, sutitaal.: to) t h- nes
eonditions aud the needs of both e~.u'
trie:<, aud also au extradition treaty sti~l
De negouiate-d so.
After the cer'emoiiy Priesident Mle
Kinley issued the following prociana
WXherus a treaty of peace between
the. LUited States of Aeira and hr
majesty. th-e queen reen: of Sptin. i
thie name of her august sua. Don A
i1an-o IX.ill wa., I1cncli d sia u
by tri.qr respeerive pilar ,terjtlaries a
Pars ou the 10)Lh day of D teember
150$ the origind~ of shieb eenieution
bet i~i n the Eisiish au i Spa'ih bIa
&ruie. is word for word as follow:
(Hee full text of treaty is ineluded).
And wvhereas the said e')uvent ion has
been duly ratified ou both partsi, and
the ratitication of the two govern
ments were exchanged in the city of
Washington, on the 11th of A pr:o, one
thousand eight hundred and ninety
Now. therefore. be it known that ,I,
Willliam 3IeKinier, president of the
United States of America. nave caused
the said conventi->a to be made publice,
to the end that the same and every
article and clause thereof may be ob
served and fultilled with good faith by
the United States and the citizeus
In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the seal of the
United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington this
1Ithi day of April, in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hun
dred and ninety-nine, and of the
Independence of the United
States the one hundred and twenty
William MceKinley.
By the president.
John 1lay./
Secretary of State.
A New Rush for Pensions.
Officials of the pension ofiee report
that the departmenlt is almost over
whelmed with aipplicatious for pensions
now being fited by9 the soldiers who
served ini the Sp nish Amteri.a:n war.
Ia the Thirty-foneth \1 ebigan the nm
ber of applic'tions~ thus far received is
380, or over one fourth of the enlisted
strength of the regiment E .ery sol
dier deser'vinrg a pension should have
one. but when 3-80' men out of a r->gi
tuent ask for aoverauzlt help it is evi
dent that sonie one has started to ride
.a free horse to death.
A Number of American and British
Sailors Killed.
Dispatches received from Apia, Sa
inoa. April 1. sa'y, that a party of 1U5
Americans and British sailors were
forced to retreat to the beach. af cer hav
ing been cauzht in an ambush on aGer
maim plantation th4t day. The -xnedi
ti)i wa< led by Leut. A. H Freeman
ot the British third-cltzs cruber Tau
ranga. Lieut. Fr'emau and Lieut. P
L. Lansdale and E ,sign J. R. 31ona
ghan. b.'th of the Unitted States cruiser
IP:ilade!phia, were left dead on the
Eni;n Nonazhan remained to assist
Lieut. Laus lale, and was shot in re
tiring. Two British and two Amer
can sailors were also killed. The na
tives engaged were some of Mraafa's
warri-rs, estimated at 800. They
severed the heads of the British and
American offieers kJled. Pritzsts of
the French uai;6icn afterward brought
the lieads into Apia.
The intaaer of the German planta
tion his been arreted and dt-inei on
board the auranga. on affidavits de
claring that he waz e-an neiug the reb
e! to aight. In a previus eur igmeut
27 ot 3taafa's warriori wore kill-d:
there w"-e n) casuaties ammin; the E
ropuau forces.
IFr:h:- ad-iees frm Apia say that
oo the arrival Of the British cruiser
Paurano- at loia thj British aid An
erican c insuls i -sued a proclan a ion to
tIvs Aitaafa a last chance and toat the
French priests also used their in!!uence,
but all efforts failed and the rebel con
tinued their depradations. Property
vas destroyed and bridzes and roads
were barricaded. Oa 41arch 29 the en
eaiy was sighted at 31agaigi and ma
chine guns and a seven-pounder were
uwied. The friendlies also attacked the
enemy during the latter's retreat and
several rebels were killed or wounded.
The friendlies carried one head
through Apia, which made Capt. Stuart
so furious that he went to the king and
threatened to shoot any man found tak
ing heads. The king then issued a
proclamation forbidding the practice.
The same night the friendlies found
the bodies of all the officers headless.
The bodies were buried with all honors
at Mulinua on Easter Sunday. Their
heads were subsequently brought in
by some French priests. The graves
were opened and the heads buried with
the bodies.
OfInterest to Syrup Makers
The Irwinton, Ga., Bulletin tells a
story which may prove of value to some
of the syrup makers in South Carolina.
It says: "Judge W. F. Cannon told us
the other day that he had one of the
best barrels of syrup ever made. He
has been farming extensively nearly all
his life, making a lot of syrup using the
best and latest improved methods of
boiling, always rec.,iving best results.
L ist fall when the first cold snap ca me
sufficient to kill cane his field was white
with cotton, and he could not spare the
time to make his syrup. He ordered
his hands to dig the cane at once, pre
pare a bed j list as they woul i fr seed
cane. IHis instructions were carried
out, and the hands returned to other
needed work on the farm. The cane
rem iued in this state until all the other
crops ou the plantation were housed,
and 'tands out of a jib. The cane was
.lig up then, siripp--. and Loade ready
for the mill. By thtis mnetho-d the cane
was uitharined by ecid, aui the hands
wero no.t rushed to death to get through
Sinding to go at sonething else. They
vere thriug'. in time to -takei Citrit
mas.' and best of all, ma-de the fi rest
lit if syrugi eve m-idt on the place."
Batteries on the Wing.
In the Scienitie Am-eri.ea, Prof
v4Ti,'i oin the u erjio:t5 ot ii-ect'
0) c~- in the Stn () tbriel vailey of Cili
ornia ne sayv a tie't of yellow butter
:ae or fourliavs to the north-east.
Fir saxteen sq t tre miles the e ilu nun
n.>ved~ and one cju'd no' look out door
.ithout se'eing the ii ittering bira of
.oios in th. air. Yellosv butterfise,
are famo- fir th-ir msrerious niart
ti-,ns. -and so nitles oat a' se i t
sill cover the deeu aaid riyzings of
A .Pompt Trial
Jats Robinson,. a youngr white '-m
ws ihutrs-fay in'd:cted ny a seei?
gr~tnd jury for tho mu'-der of Gilber
iiSonn, colored., at W\ay nesb-oro. G3-a.
A,~ t-old in t'e-e di~patchies E li-,u a
presh~er wvas ecThed to the d ,or of hi,
Cnarchl on Sauday dight last and ,shot ti
deat1. Thie regula grand jury had
been di:-charged. but a special one was
inmeiiately ewpannelled and took up
the case. Aesording to the indtc;
:nent the mnu'der was willful and deib.
erat-e, and Ribinsoa had no accom
plices. The case will go to trial at
Killed on Harlem 2l:idge.
Thirteen lives were lost shortly after
three o'clockt Wednesday afternoon by
an accident on the bridge across the
H arlem river at 132ad streetNe w York,
which was in course of construction.
The vi~titns are all said to be workmen
Three were killed outright, ten were
drowned and injured. The number of
drowned is estimated any where from
six to twelve, but apparently reliable
reports place the number at ten. The
accident was caused by the overturning
of a large derrick which carried the men
with it into the river.
M.urdered for a Load of Wood.
James Hood was fatally shot by
Manning Tripp at Dublin, Ga., Wednes
day night. The shooting occuared on
Jeffers-mn street. The street was crowd
ei at the time. The men had quarrel>
ed about the price of a load of wood.
Both were unarmed at the time of the
quarrel. 'lripp armed himself and
meeting I~Iid on the street shot him.
Tripp took to the woods. A posse ia
hunticz him.
Whceler to Fight or Resign.
Genf J1 weph Whimeler was at the
White !i-aue Thuxrsia-. ie said that
he (iesires :uetive dnt-y in the Plii
ices. and if not asig to active duty
will re-ign. ie expe~cts to resign be
fore the .t;h Comzress meets in order
to take his scat in the House of Recpre
Text of The General Order Issued
from Headquarters.
Where and When the Men of the
Palmetto Division Will Gather
for the Big Parade in Char.
The followinz general order has been
ssued from the headquarters of the
South Carolina division United Con
federate veterans at Charleston:
1. The general order for the parade
on May 10, 1899, at the time of the re
union of the Uuited Confederate vet
erans at Charleston is transmitted for
the information of all comrades of the
2 Th- division will form on the east
side of \ ing street, facing the west,
the right of th First brigade resting
0 S .ifihael's alley, the right of the
Send bridt-e resting on Tradd street,
at 3 o'Cio.k pu'rctually. The various
camps will form earlier at hour as fixed
by their com nanders so as to be ir their
brigade position at 2 o'clock.
3. The commander of the division
having been appointod chief marshal
of the parade, Gen. Asbury Coward
senior brigade commander, will com-.
mand the South Carolina division. Col.
Z:mmerman Davis, the senior colonel
will commaad the First brigade.
4. A call has been made from Gen.
Gordon, asking that as many historial
Confederate battle flags as possible be
brought and used in the parade. The
bearers of these flags will report to
Col. Edward McCrady on South bat
tery, opposite Meeting street. As a
special guard of honor to such flags
all the members of any command of
which the battle flag was the color
will parade with their colors and not
with their camp. They will report to
the bearer of their colors on South
battery, opposite Meeting. For ex
ample, if the flag of the First South
Carolina regiment volunteers is on the
parade, all the survivors of that regi
ment will parade with the colors as a
special guard of honor. So with the
flags of ether commands. It-is desired
to give the highest dignity and honor
to these worthy emblems of southern
5. The Mexican veterans of the Pal
metto regiment having been invited to
join the parade, will, under the com
mand of Col. J. D. Blanding, form be
tween the two brigades of the South
Carolina division.
6. The commander desires to say to
the comrades of the divison that he
hopes each brigade, regiment and camp
of the division will appoint a sponsor
and her maid of honor, and assures
them that they will be welcomed to
Charleston and to the reunion. Ap
point the descendants of some veterans
to these offices and encorrage the
rising geaeration to revere the cause we
fought for and ennoble the memory of
those who laid down their lives for the
Southern Confederacy. We want the
dear girls with us at all such gather
ings, and they will always find a warm
place in the hearts of every true vet
7. The comrades of the division will
assemble at their headquarters. Mar
ket hall, Meeting street, at 9 o'clock
Wednesday morning, May 10th, when
their spmnsor and her maids of honor
will be presented to them.
8. Comrades will register at the
Srmth ''arolina headquarters, Market
nail, Meeting street, where they will
eeiv their delegates and veteran
asIges. D~iegates will there present
their eredecitials and receive the badges
.vtich atoj ie #ill ecable them to be ad
flitted to thit part of the auditorium
reserved f.>r delegates.
0 ie or mare staff officers of the di
Viuo will be at division headquarters
fro.. 12 m. to 10 p. mn. MIiy 9th. and
IroS 6 . mi to 12 an. ilag 1th to issue
totiz., anid give any otther information
foar tai comfort anid pleasures of coin
ra les.
9. The foll oring changes on the di
vsiJu -tadf are hereby auOOutace3d and
at e tue ueers commissioned will
be o~beyed aid respected accordingly:
Lt. Coal R HV. Shind judge advocasbe
~ecrat. naving res'.ue-i Lt. Col. Fucl
icr L on laS been appoiaited ri) suc
eed aim. l'vo of tae ailes, Maj. N.
laerahamn Haisell and Maj. U. R.
om naving also resigned. Majsi. E.
U. Sperkman and S Reed Stoney have
Oeeni appointed in their places.
By o.der of C. Irvine Walker,
Co umander S. C. Div. U. C. V.
J.ame, G3 U >mes,
Adjt. G-.n., Chief of Staff.
Ratiniag Her Hat.
A lady who caime down one of the fire
escapes on the rear of the Windsor Ho
:et relates how she progressed rapidly
earthwvard until she reached a ladder to
.hich another lady was clinging, abso
!ately paralyzed with fright. After
calling to the terrified creature in vain
for a minute or so, the first lady tapped
her with her foot on the head, which
was covered by a large "picture", hat.
-You are very rude, you are ruining
my hat," said the woman below, and
immediately resumed her descent. To
this day she is indignant, although her
hat was on fire when she reached terra
Farmer's EFatal .flghlt.
In a free fight at Deview, Ark., B.
C. Ashburn has been instantly killed;
A. J. Black and his son, Lee were fatal
ly wounded. Alex Miller had his arm
broken and Henry Miller was badly
shot in the arm. B. M. Ashburn and
several others were shot and more or less
.eriously wounded. The trouble grew .
out of a case in court. The Millers and
Ashburns are among the most prosper
ous farmcrs of the section.
The Demon War.
Turkey has been engaged in war thir
ty-eight years of the present century
considerably more than one-third of the
time. Spain comes next, with thirty
one years of war; France has had twen
ty-seven years; Russia, twenty-four;
taly, twenty-three; England, twenty
one: Austria, seventeen; Holland, four
teen; Germany, thirteen; Sweden, ten;
Portugal, ten and Denmark, nine.

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