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SIDNEY HERBERT'S LETTER Facts of Interest to War Veterans and Others. Pine Crest Villa, Maitland, Fla., Oct. 29.—1 should not mention the condi tion of my dear suffering wife in these letters were it not that I am unable In any other way to answer the many inquiries from readers of the Morning News. For the first time since her terrible accident I have what seems to be really favorable reports from the hospital at Monroe, N. C. The severe coal bruise that It was feared would necessitate a third amputation has been controlled by the surgeons and that danger it is thought is passed, un less a second severe coal bruise should develop dangerous symptoms. The brave and patient sufferer Is still very, very' weak, but is now slowly improv ing. * * * There was a serious typo graphical error in my last letter that utterly ruined the sense. It was “Gen. Barlow," not Bartow, that was an nounced as a “study” for the Children of the Confederacy at Tennille. and I sought to correct it to Gen. Bartow, C. S. A., as Gen. Barlow was a Union officer. * * * Lieut. Robert M. Elli cott of the artillery corps at Fort Screven is spending a sixteen-days’ leave of absence very pleasantly at Memphis, with friends, and at St. Louis, taking in the various attractions of the famous World's Fair. Maj. Blanton Winship, U. S. A., a Macon (Ga.) boy, of the judge advocate general's department has won consider able credit for the able manner In which he has discharged his duties as judge advocate of the Department of the Lakes, at Chicago. His protest against over-crowding guard houses and sentences to close confinement has created favorable discussion and action in the direction of a needed reform. The health even of prisoners is a mat ter of importance, and in close con finement, without labor, idleness is en gendered. He very wisely suggests bet ter quarters in the guard houses and some out-door employment part of the time at le-ast for the military prison ers. Soldiers should not be returned to duty in a worse condition, in some respects, than when they were sent to the guard house. All punishment should be humane and reformatory in order to keep the discipline and dhar acter of the army in proper condition. Bach senator and representative In Congress is allowed two midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and for the year 1905 there will be over three hundred vacancies. Senator Clay of Georgia, has one and Senator Taliaferro of Flor ida, has one. The Georgia representa tives, as a body, have eight, Florid’a has three and South Carolina has f&ur. Aspirants for these honors will do well to remember that Prof. T. H. Glgnll liat, a graduate of the academy, and •an ex-naval officer, says the naval of ficers are the real aristocracy of the country. In some respects this state ment is true to the fullest extent. No amount of good character or high scholarship has ever been able to pass a colored appointed boy into the acad emy, although three graduated from the Military Academy at West Point. Under Capt. Brownson as superinten dent the standard at Annapolis has been raised somewhat, in all depart ments and the young Middies have no easy path to future promotion. The editor who refers to Lieut. Gen. Nelson A. Miles as “Commander-in chief," of the army at the present time, has failed to keep up with the proces sion, as Gen. Miles was retired on Aug. 8, 1903, as commanding general, he never having been commander-in chief. • i gee that my dear old friend Maj. Mark Newman, of Sanders ville, has been visiting his old Savan nah home, and that he looked In up on Ordinary McAplin’s office, for which he had only words of high praise. Well, when the best Ordinary of Geor gia. and the one of longest service, praises a brother Ordinary It means something more than a mere compli ment. Maj. Newman was one of the most efficient adjutants In the Con federate army, and In civil life he keeps up the record. •• • i most heartily commend the very excellent and forcible address of Col. G. A. Gor don to the First Regiment in Savan nah. It has a clear and patriotic ring to it, and reminds the soldiers under his command that in these days of la- KARNIVAL KRAZE! SEE THE CARNIVAL FREE! To every purchaser of one of our celebrated Stein way, Knabe, Fischer or Radle Pianos from now until Nov . 5 we will give a complimentary ticket entitling the holder to a free trip through the entire Carnival. Our prices are low, and terms very reason able. PHILLIPS & GREW CO., PARLORS, JOHN S. BANKS, Bull and State Streets. Manager. bor riots and lynchings the “pop gun” soldier is out of place. Nothing but a firm and determined front on the part of the military can uphold the civil authorities in such crises. Col. Gor don deserves the thanks of the entire state for his prompt and emphatic ac tion. The Army and Navy Register (news paper) of Washington, D. C., refers to Maj. Gen. William R. Shafter, U. S. A., retired, as a “brigadier gen eral.” And such is fame in a semi official organ. • • • The Society of the Army of Santiago de Cuba has elected Maj. Gen. John C. Bates, U. S. A., as president for 1904, and Brig. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, Sr., U. S. A., re tired, as first vice president. ** * A high-born Japanese has just been en tered as a midshipman at the Naval Academy at Annapolis. His name is Kltagaki, and he is the successor of Midshipman Tamura, who graduated in 1900. He is only about 18 years old and is in charge of Prof. Wiimer to improve himself in the English lan guage before he enters the academy. So far the Japanese Middies have not only made good records at Annapolis, but have left behind many warm per sonal friends in and out of the acad emy. *• * Capt. Cornells DeW Wilicox, of the Coast Artillery, who is acting as quartermaster at Fort De- Soto, near Tampa, Fla., has been put In charge of the construction of the new buildings at that fort. He Is a son of the late Prof. Wilicox of Athens, Ga., and is an officer of superior merit. The American Boy of Detroit, for November, contains the third of a se ries of valuable articles on “My Four Years at West Point,” by a graduate. This third article covers nearly two large pages and is Illustrated by scenes from real life at the academy. To ambitious young men desirous to fill the soon to be vacancies in that insti tution, these articles are of great value. They cover every phase of cadet life, from entrance to exit at the academy, and clearly show how minute a thing will bring a demerit mark to the Ig norant or careless cadet. In all the world there Is not a place. If we ex cept the United States Naval Acad emy at Annapolis, Md., where such strict discipline exists. It is no won der that hundreds of fine young men have failed to get through the acad emy. In all the professions, strange as it mav seem, can be found brilliant and eminent men, who failed to grad uate at West Point. The causes of these failures are varied, and they show that wealth, family influence, previous good conduct and high schol arship, and even color of the skin, are not considered in the matter of demer its and deficiencies. All cadets are on the same level. In last Sunday’s Morning News, in her article on the Hopkins family, the writer —Eleanor Lexington—eays: “The Hopkinses have always been famous sailors. They take to the sea as docks to water. The first commander of the American navy was Esek Hopkins, born in Rhode Island in 1718. At the beginning of the Revolution he was commissioned commander-ln-chief of the navy. His brother, Stephen, was Governor of Rhode Island, a member of the Continental Congress and a ‘signer’ of the Declaration of Inde pendence.” Now there was no “Esek” Hopkins in the navy, tout there was an Ezekiel Hopkins who was appointed a captain and commander on Dec. 22, 1775. In 1876 there was also a Capt. John B. Hopkins of the Warren. There have been some thirty officers named Hopkins in the United States navy. In December, 1775, a small squadron was placed in command of Commodore Ezekiel Hopkins, ranking officer, but he failed to discharge his duties prop erly and Congress passed a vote of censure, and later on his name was omitted from the list arranging the rank of the various officers of the navy. His offense consisted in not go ing from Rhode Island to the south ern coast, to ‘'annoy the enemy’s ships." His explanation for not going was not satisfactory, hence the cen sure, but not removal, from com mand. In a recent letter. In speaking of the monuments to Gen. Hugh Mercer and Gen. Enoch Poor of the Revolution I staked that I thought Gen. Mercer fell In battle near Princeton, N. J. Gen. Poof, whose monument has Just been unveiled at Hackensack, N. J., died of fever and was buried there during SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY. OCTOBER 30. 1904. THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL. Few People Know How Useful It Is Id Preserving Health and Beauty. Nearly everybody knows that chtr coal Is the safest and most efficient disinfectant and purifier in nature, but few realize its value when taken into the human system for the same cleans ing purpose. Charcoal Is a remedy that the more you take of it the better; it is not a drug at all. but simply absorbs the gases and impurities always pre sent in the stomach and intestines and carries them out of the system. Charcoal sweetens the breath after smoking, drinking or after eating on ions and other odorous vegetables. Charcoal effectually clears and im proves the complexion, it whitens the teeth and further acts as a natural and eminently safe cathartic. It absorbs the injurious gases which collect in the stomach and bowels; it disinfects the mouth and throat from the poison of catarrh. All druggists sell charcoal In one form or another, but probably the best charcoal and the most for the money is in Stuart's Charcoal Lozen ges; they are composed of the finest powdered Willow charcoal, and other harmless antiseptics in tablet form or rather in the form of large, pleasant tasting lozenges, the charcoal being mixed with honey. The daily use of these lozenges will soon tell In a much improved condi tion of the general health, better com plexion, sweeter breath and purer blood, and the beauty of it Is, that no possible harm can result from their continued use, but on the contrary, great benefit. A Buffalo physician in speaking of the benefits of charcoal, says: “I ad vise Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges to all patients suffering from gas in stom a?h and bowels, and to clear the com plexion and purify the breath, mouth and throat; I also believe the liver is greatly benefited by the daily use of them; they cost but twenty-five cents a box at drug stores, and al though in some sense a patent prep aration, yet I believe I get more and better charcoal In Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges than in any of the ordinary charcoal tablets.” the war, aged only 44 years, but Gen. Mercer was mortally wounded near Princeton. As far back as 1777 Con gress voted tx> ereot a monument to Gen. Mercer at Fredericksburg. Va., but it was not until 1902 that the prop er appropriation for the same was made, the sum being $25,000. To this amount other sums -have been added by the friends of Gen. Mercer, and the monument is now being prepared. The following Is the inscription prescribed by Congress for the monument: I ’ Sacred to the Memory of i ' HUGH MERCER, * Brigadier General in the Army of * the United States. I * He died on the 12th of January, * 1777, of the wounds he received on * the 3rd of the same month, near * Princeton, in New Jersey, brave ‘ly defending the liberties of * America. The Congress of the * United States, in testimony of his * virtues, and their gratitude, have * caused this monument to be erect ► ed. It Is not usual for army officers to desert, and yet too or three cases are now before the War Department. Lieut. Victor C. Lewis, of the artil lery corps, a New Yorker by birth, and a Spanish war soldier, abandon ed his wife and child in California, and eloped with a Miss Elizabeth Berryman, a trained nurse, and of a good family, and they are now liv ing in Colina, Mexico. Another case is that of Lieut. Francis M. Boon of the Nineteenth Infantry, who resigned and disappeared under charges that prohibited the acceptance of his resignation, and caused him to be a deserter. He was born in Texas and promoted from the ranks in 1899, but had proved unworthy of the honor. He is reported to be of Indian descent, which, if true, makes him the third Indian to hold a oommission in the United States army. Lieut. David Monlac of Ala., and Brevet Brig. Gen. Ely S. Parker, of New York, are the other two. Montao graduated at West Point in 1822 and resigned from the army the same year. He was however, a major of Mounted Creek volunteers in the Seminole wars In Florida, and w'as killed, Nov. 21, 1836, while leading his command In the battle of Wahoo swamp, aged thirty-four years. He was a son of the noted Sam Monlac, a warm friend of the white people. Parker was a New York Seneca chief of the famous Parker family, and was mili tary secretary to Gen. Grant, and prepared surrender papers for him at Appomattox for Gen. Lee. The marriage of charming Miss Miriam Grant, eldest daughter of Mr. Ulysses S. Grant, 2d, of San Diego, Cal., to Lieut Ulysses S. Macy, United States navy, will Interest her many Florida friends. The family spent a winter at Altamonte Springs, near Maitland, and Miriam and Julia Dent were great favorites. Although Lieut. Macy Is U. S., It is not Ulysses Simpson, like Mr. Grant, but Ulysses Bamuel Macy, *a native of Missouri. • • • The marriage of Miss Margurent Hubbell In the chapel at Governor’s Is land, N. Y. t where she whs christened years ago, to Capt. J’as. A. Wood ruff. United States engineers, at West Point, N. Y., will interest some Geor gia readers, as Miss H., is a niece of the wife of Maj. Joseph B. Cummlng, of Auguste, and daughter of Col. H. W. Hubbell, of the Artillery Corps, in command at Pensacola, Bla. •• * The army and navy register has an editorial on "The Race Question,” In which It refers to the attempt to in troduce the race question Into the army as pernicious. Well, tWat editor is a "back number,” as the race question has been In the army for many years. The case of the hospital soldier Is not an ordinary race question affair, but one as to whether or not miscegena tion shall be allowed In the army, which Is a very different and more serious question. This editor favors the im mediate discharge of the soldier who married a negro woman, who had nurs ed him In sickness. No other course can avert serious trouble In the hos pital corps. Sidney Herbert. Kalola Company Always oa the Alert and Up to Rato. The K&lola Company secured the ex clusive privilege of selling soft drinks at the carnival grounds yesterday, and they now have their booth ready to place ftw business Monday. Their de licious drinks are coming Into such prominence that you aan find them everywhere that high class carbonated beverages are sold. Their American Club (linger Ale Is of such a high order, pure and perfect ly carbonated, that it Is rapidly sup planting the Imported ales. Their Malt Iron Ale, Cream Nectar and Rocola are delicious and are said to be made from a combination of pur est fruit, flavoring extracts, their man ufacture and sugar syrups, perfectly carbonated. An Inspection of their plant convinces one of the purity of their products.—ad. Get your picture taken on a pos tal card made and finished while you wait, at the oamivai.—ad. HITCH ARRAIGNS GOVERNOR TERRELL Continued from Page Twenty. swer was so complete as to compel an acquittal on that specification. Failnre Without Fault. "I was convicted only of ‘errors of judgment.’ It seems. Errors of judg ment tested In what light? Should a man’s conduct under such circum stances be judged in the light of after events, from a ‘hindsight’ standpoint, or in the light of the facts as they were made to appear to him at the time? Since when has failure without fault come to constitute a crime? "If lack of judgment is to be classed hereafter as a criminal offense, our prisons will need to be considerably en larged. Since when has defeat through betrayal by a man’s allies come to be classed as a public offense? If failure without fault is a crime, then the en tire Russian army, now operating in the Far East, could be convicted by a court-martial, and in like manner the Japanese, who have so gallantly but unsuccessfully assailed Port Ar thur, could be condemned. “As you have apparently never read the facts in this case, consider with me for a moment the circumstances which environed me about the hour the pris oners were taken by the mob on Aug. 15. My commander-in-chief had aban doned his post and gone to an exposi tion in a distant state. The Adjutant General had left his office and gone to Carrollton, or elsewhere out of the city. His two assistants were out of the of fice, and nowhere to be found for more than an hour, while Lt. Col. Grayson was seeking by telephone au thority to bring to my assistance the reinforcements which I had requested by telegraph. “Not Even a Porter There.” "Not even a porter could be found In that office. The judge presiding at the trial had left without my knowl edge while the riot was in progress, and gone to the hotel. The represen tative of the railroad, acting, so it is said, under threats of the mob. re fused me the special train I had or dered to take the prisoners back to Savannah. “Two of .the court bailiffs In the prisoners’ room were begging the sol diers in there with them to be allowed to throw the prisoners out of the sec ond-story window to the mob. An other court bailiff, coming up to me as a friend and ally where I stood on the front stairway encouraging the troops, who were holding back the mob at the point of the bayonet, unexpectedly as saulted me, and threw me down the stairway into the hands of the mob. “From the top of the stairs the sheriff watched the developments. As the crowd rushed up the steps through the opening thus made on the stair way, he walked across the court room, caused the door of the prisoners’ room to be unlocked toy his bailiff inside, ordered the guards In the prisoners' room to stand aside and let him have his prisoners, who were then imme diately seized bv the mob. “I Alone Ain Sacrificed.” “These are the facts. Yet I alone am declared at fault! No one save myself, from the commander-in-chlef all the -way down to the court bailiff who assaulted me. is guilty of a suffi ciently serious error of judgment or dereliction of duty to deserve dismis sal from office! No member of the mob is to be even indicted! I alone am to be sacrificed! If lt were not so se rious lt would all be superbly ridicu lous. “The feelings which I entertain against the members of the court that fixed the findings and the sentence against me, are far from those of re sentment. Many of them were young men of unripe years and experience. They were my equals or superiors in rank, lt Is true, but this will mean but little to those who understand how rank in the state militia Is attained. For the minority on that court, who ever they may be, I have no word of criticism. The majority who fixed the findings and the sentence have not harmed me, though they have done me a grievous wrong. “My own self-respect has been un touched by their action; the respect and esteem in which I am held by my friends throughout the state has been unaffected; I have not been dishonored in the least, but on the contrary, am now honored by thousands of patriotic Georgians who have never known me before. Thetr action was only a manifestation of an Inherent weak ness in human nature. They went with the current—what they errone ously supposed w r as the current of public opinion, and now that same public opinion has spanked them for their pains. ••Pitiable Wrakneia in Oonrt.” “Instead of standing up like men and rendering the verdict of complete exoneration, which the facts, the law and every principle of justice demand ed, they weakly surrendered to the mob. They capitulated to the clamor ous oritics whose outcry would have turned in the opposite direction had they known the facts as the majority was made to know them by the sworn testimony, if there was error of judg ment at Statesboro, there was pitiable weakness In the majority of the court at Savannah. “But the findings of that court, un der the law, had to be submitted to you for your approval before the sen tence oould become effective. If you read the evidence before affixing your approval, your aotlon is all the more deserving of condemnation, for your legal training must have compelled you to see, and to know, that the findings and sentence were grossly unjust and wholly unwarranted by the evidence. If, however, the public press has cor rectly stated It, you affixed your ap proval to those findings immediately upon the filing of the report In your office without reading a word of the testimony. "The nature of the findings and sen tence had been rumored abroad. Surely you must have had a premonition that you could not approve them if you first read the testimony before taking ac tion, and, therefore, in order to carry out your preconceived plan and pur pose to sacrifice another In order to shield yourself, you shut your eyes to the record, and blindly affixed your sig nature to the order of approval. How could you, under your oath of office and under your duty as a reviewing authority, approve or disapprove with out first ascertaining the facts? Oould there he any real actual approval In any legal sense without your know ing wh&t you approved? A Callenae to the Governor. "Was lt not the grossest dereliction of duty on your part to attempt to sign THE GABLE COMPANY, 120 STATE STREET, WEST. Ladies are invited to call and examine and play on our Pianos. We have the best of makes, including the MASON & HAMLIN and CONOVER PIANOS Our store and parlors are open to lovers of good pianos. S. S. SOLLEE, Agent. away by formal order the reputations of your fellow countrymen vfthout carefully reading and considering the evidence? And even now I challenge you to read that record and say under your oath, that the findings and sen tence are not an outrage and a mon strous injustice, and I defy you to print that record and let the people of Georgia, say, with all the facts before them, whether you or I should be con demned. "It is claimed that I was inefficient, even incompetent as a military officer. If the charge were true, it would seem indeed strange in view of the oppor tunities I have had to become proficient. For nearly ten years I have been in the military service of the state, giving largely of my time and energies to properly acquaint myself with my du ties. In that length of time I have at tended numerous state encampments. I have risen through every successive grade in the military service from pri vate to captain. Twice before the Statesboro riot I had served on riot duty, once at Savannah in 1895, and once at Tampa, Fla., in 1898. "At the outbreak of the Spanish- American war I was among the very first to sign the first enlistment roll that reached Savannah, and for five months served as a volunteer private and ser geant in a Georgia regiment of infan try. Surely this amount of actual serv ice and experience ought to have made a man of the most mediocre natural ability reasonably proficient as captain of a military company. Is InefHency It Crime? “But assuming for the sake of argu ment, that the charge is true, has it ever before been heard of that it was a crime to be inefficient, a felony to be incompetent? This is indeed anew doctrine which you have engrafted on the military law. It has usually been considered that a retiring board, and not a court-martial, afforded the prop er means of proceeding in cases of in efficiency and incompetency. “In what respect was I considered inefficient? In not being familiar with the manual of riot duty? When has ever such a manual been issued for the guidance and instruction of the officers of the state troops? I have never yet seen or heard of any manual, pamphlet, general order, special order or circular from your headquarters, specifying and outlining the duty of an officer performing riot duty. Such a manual is now being prepared by the field officers of the First Infantry. “It is the only kind of active service that the state troops are ever called upon to perform, and is about the only kind of duty concerning which no spe cific instructions have ever been is sued from your Adjutant General’s of fice. It is a matter left wide open to the discretion and judgment of the of ficer in command at the time. When he exercises his best judgment and takes such action as the circumstances seem to him to require, it is the duty of his commander-in-chief to uphold him and support him, and the troops under his command, instead of joining in the hue and cry and condemning him without kowing the facts. Ignorance of Officials. "And since inefficiency and inootn petency have been suggested, what should be said of the efficiency and competency of a commander-in-chief and his adjutant general who were so unfamiliar with the military law as not to know that a sentence of dis missal carried with it a disqualifica tion forever from holding civil or mil itary office? "You signed the order of dismissal without either you or your adjutant general knowing the full legal effect of your action. In your ignorance you were about to debar me from ever holding elective or appointive office under state, county or municipal gov ernments, and render doubtful even •the right to practice my profession as a lawyer. It Is charity to the mem bers of the court to assume that they, too, acted through ignorance in not removing the disqualification when fixing sentence, else their action would be too intolerable for patient consid eration. "Every one knows that I was un done at Statesboro by those whom I was sent there to assist, and 'but tor that fact there is no room for doubt that my mission would have been en tirely successful without the firing of a gun. Will any one stand up and say before the people of Georgia that the time for firing bad ever arrived up to the moment when I was unex pectedly assaulted by the court bailiff and thrown down the stairway into the hands of the mob? The court of Inquiry would not say so, the charges and specifications preferred before the court-martial did not say so, the judge advocate in his argument would not claim it, neither will you say it now. With Brand of Murder. "I challenge you to come out and declare before the people of Georgia that I should have fired on those peo ple at any time prior to the moment when I was put out of the fight. Should I, or should I not? If so, be a man and say so. "If not, you should revoke the order of dismissal and publicly confess the outrage which in a moment of weak ness you perpetrated on an officer who has ungrudgingly given ten years of service to his state and country. You know, I know, everybody knows, that had one shot been fired during those two hours while I was on that Court House stairway, holding back those frenzied people at the point of the bay onet, pending the arrival of Col. Grayson with his reinforcements, who I assumed was on the way, the Indis criminate slaughter which would have ensued would have caused me to be branded as a murderer and a monster from one end of the land to the other. "You know, as well as I, that I would have been indicted, tried and convicted in the civil courts for murder. Hun dreds would have' sworn—and truly, too—that firing was wholly unneces sary, that not a single deadly weapon had been brandished by the mob, that not a shot had been fired nor missile thrown, that not a single soldier had been seriously injured, and that those narrow and winding stairways, nat urally the strongest of defensive posi tions. could have been held Indefinite ly with the bayonet alone by the troops under my command. And all of it would have been true. Would Mot Have Granted Pardon. "And down In your heart you know, end all Georgia knows, that had I been tried and convicted of murder un der such a state of facts, you would not have had the courage to grant a pardon in the face of a maddened and outraged people clamoring for my exe cution, but with that same spinal in firmity which causes you to always seek to drift with the supposed cur rents of popular feeling, you would In that case have signed my death war rant as In this you have signed my Sunday, Oct. 30, J 904. AFTERNOON. CONCERT By CASINO ORCHESTRA FROM 4:00 TO 6:00 P. M. # Isle of Hope! Music from 4 to 6:30 P. M. Boating, % Fishing, Shoot the Chute. Barbee’s Famous Fish Meals. IT’S UP TO YOU. What you know to be true about Babcock and Cortland vehicles is more important to you than what might be true of others. Don’t risk your money on probabilities when dead certainties are to be had. Come let us tell you about them. SAVANNAH BUGGY GO., 320 Broughton, West. order of dismissal —without even read ing the evidence. What protection, pray tell me, has an officer or enlisted man, for either his life or his reputa tion, in performing active duty under such a commander-in-chief? “And when should an officer dealing with a mob give his men the command to fire? Common sense, law, military practice and precedent all answer not until it appears that less rigorous measures will no longer suffice. It is purely a tactical question for him to decide. In the Chicago riots girowing out of the Debs strikes in 1895, the reg ular troops were on duty there for days and days. They were stoned, shot at occasionally and treated to all man ner of indignities. They were fighting almost continually, using the butts of their pieoes and sometimes their bay onets, but they seldom, if ever, fired. I affirm and will always affirm, that firing had never become necessary at any time while I was still in charge of the situation at Statesboro. Georgians Gove Fair Play* "The people of Georgia love fair deal ing and fair play. They are pj-ompt to hpprove the right, and are quick to denounce and condemn injustice. With the power and the agencies of govern ment which the white people of the state placed in your hands to be used for just purposes, and which under your oath of office you have sworn to so use, you sought to dishonor me in the eyes of my own people in order to exhon erate and shield yourself, and because you thought my sacrifice would secure for you the popular approval. "The result has been just the contrtiry. If the telegrams and letters which I have received, and the personal ex pressions which I have heard on all sides, and from all sections, are any indication, I am now honored by the white people of Georgia more than ever before, while your name is b. by-word among thousands who were formerly your friends and supporters. "Your first attempt at militarism has, I fear, been fraught with disaster. Some good lessons, however, may al ways be drawn from the most unhappy (experjienoes. Stop calling out your soldiers on every trivial occasion of apprehended riot. Order the sheriff to summon his posse comitatus as he has done under the English and the American law for hundreds of years. Swear in Men of County. "Have him call to his aid and swear in for service the able-bodied and law abiding men of his county, and public order can be and will be maintained. Teach the people local self-government let them practice it, and once more we will get in sight of our ancient moorings from which of late we have been so rapidly drifting. “I stated to the court of Inquiry, X declared f>efore the court-martial, and I now repeat, that in my judgment I discharged my full duty as a soldier at Statesboro, as well as my duty as a man. It was a hard duty, to per form, such as has never before con fronted an officer of the state troops. "I did my duty as I saw it, and each passing day has convinced me more and more that I saw It aright. I have no apologies to make. My conscience is clear, my confidence In the correct ness of my course unshaken, and I am content. You, I am sure, cannot say as much. Very respectfully, your obe dient servant. Robert M. Hitch. $20.10 St. Loots ond Return via Sea. board Air Line Ry. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Tick ets will only be sold for use on these days and will be limited for re turn 10 days from date of sale. 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Hotel Belieclaire BreMwag m 77tu street, New York. , ~~~———————i seventh Avenue, j Amsterdam Ave. and West 130th St. ££> r r s pa6 ‘ ‘“ * Royal Hungarian Orchestra. ‘ Most Artistically Beautiful Hotel la the J v prld. Can oiler few single rooms, with bath, beautifully furnished, suitable for two people, fto per month. TRANSIENT RATES: One Room, with bath fa so per day Par or, Bedroom, with bath. $3 and $5 per day Parlor, a Bedrooms, with bath, s s and f7 per day Every improvement known to modern In futility* cUue WoTidT “ Tbe Hotd B *"- MILTON ROBLBE. Proprietor. in: hoto inn'ij . St Open all year. Large airy rooms; 1.000 foot plasmas; 100 rooms with pri vate bath. Telephone service In every loom. Liberal Inducements to fami lies desiring permanent board. WATSON * POWERS, Proprietors.