THE GEORGIA MILITIA
A Southern Woman Ahm What It
Gained by Enlisting t'niler
the Dick Bill.
Editor Morning News: Kindly allow
a subscriber the use of your columns.
1 should like to ask the military of
Georgia what they have gained by en
listing under the Dick bill.
The cunningly-devised Dick bill,
that first baited our Southern soldiery
with tempting sugar plums, in the
shape of guns, equipment, etc., and
then, when it held the very flower of
our Southland in its "strenuous"
dutches, sent them to Manassas
plains, where the South s best blood
was shed, to mix up with negro reg
iments, to salute negro officers, or be
reprimanded for unsoldierly conduct.
I would ask the soldiers of Georgia
what have they gained by toadying
to militarism, by neglecting their pri
vate interests to go to Manassas and
mix up with negroes?
I answer: “Avery bitter experience"
Falsely accused by the North Caro
linians, accused of stealing by the
people of Virginia (et tu Brute!),
slapped in the face by an United
States regular army officer, placed on
record, in the army journal, as "un
disciplined, unsanitary, disorderly.”
Will I be allowed to say, under the
military code (or will I be court-mar
tialed?) that I honor Col. Grayson
for defending his comrades in arms
against the unjust attack made on
Georgia soldiery, even if it is "in bad
taste to criticise a superior officer?”
What the people want is less of mil
itary etiquette, more of justice and
fair play. The people of Georgia, who
have any "grit,” are getting tired of
militarism, "Big Stick rule.”
Again, might I be permitted to sug
gest to the august commander of the
Department of the Gulf, that he polish
his memory as well as his sword?
The former seems to have gathered
rust. He asserts that “the Georgia
Regiment has no history connected
with it/’ As I remember, at least, one
company of the regiment, the Ogle
thorpes, lead by Francis Bartow, won
laurels on the battlefields of Virginia,
and a lasting place on history’s page,
for the disastrous defeats it helped to
bring to the union forces at Bull Run
As regards the report, the only ex
cuse I might make for the general is
that traits of character are inherent.
We of Georgia know we have been giv
en a spiteful stab because a Georgian
refused to salute a negro officer.
For myself, I am not above, “salut
ing” or shaking hands with a color
ed man who knows his place as such;
but, when Georgia soldiers, on Virginia
soil, where Francis Bartow’s blood w as
shed, are expected to salute insolent,
arbitrary negro officers, and are ad
vised so to do by men calling them
selves Southrons it is enough to make
the South’s dead heroes arise from
Georgia soldiers have been classed
with rag-a-muffins because they re
fused to eat humble pie. While, nat
urally, I feel Indignation that they
should have been unjustly maligned,
yet to me ti seemeth the irony of fate,
that sojne of the very officers w'ho
treated a brother officer (Capt. Hitch)
with injustice, who mercilessly con
demned him in order to toady to mil
itarism, are themselves under con
demnation. Soldiers of Georgia, all
this disgrace comes to you through
Diekbillism. Dickbillism stands for
militarism, imperialism, Bigstickism,
Republicanism. But a short time ago
the Mississippi Star expressed the
opinion that the Southern people had
made a mistake about the Dick bill.
How pernicious are the effects of its
teachings have been shown in the case
of the officer who lately expressed
himself as willing to shoot down his
own relatives and friends in order to
protect “the most atrocious of crim
inals.” Of course, it is a question if
he would put this into practice.
As the saying goes, “Seeing is be
lieving.” For when the shaft strikes
nearer, when the wolf enters our own
fold, tears our own lambs, when the
horror more to be feared than the
bubonic plague or the black death,
comes to our own door and casts its
dark shadow across our own thres
hold, then we see things in a differ
ent light. Such strenuous speeches, in
behalf of extreme measures, are cal
culated not only to encourage lawless
blacks, but to Incite them to deeds
of violence, while they are provoca
tive of an intense bitterness in the
hearts of Georgia farmers, against
the military and the black race. This
may sound sensational, but I am sim
ply stating facts, and they are empha
sized with a great big F. Women of
Savannah, honor Col. Grayson! He is
willing to stand up in defense of his
comrades, the Georgia boys we love,
even Is he has to display bad taste
(what Is bad taste along side of jus
tice?), and commit a breach of mili
tary etiquette. Mothers of States
boro, honor Capt. Hitch! He would
rather bear the stigma (?) of dismis
sal than to have murdered innocent
citizens to defend two monsters of in
iquity who should not be classed with
human beings. A Southern Woman.
HOW THE STATES STAND.
Record of Election Results Since
INT 2 ■■ Basts for Cnlcnlatlon
Prom Harper's Weekly.
Fourteen states Virginia. North
Carolina, South Carolina, Florida,
Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisi
ana, Tennessee. Kentucky, Arkansas,
Texas, Missouri and Nevada—are cer
tain, acoordlng to records of the past
twenty-eight years, to give Democratic
pluralities on Nov. 8. The states hav
ing a flawless record of Democratic
pluralities, 1872-1900, are Georgia, Ten
nessee, Texas and Missouri. The only
state in the group showing a steady
and regular increase in total vote, 187.,-
ISOO, is Missouri. During the period
1880-1900 the only breaking away from
Democratic pluralities occurred In Ken
tucky. 1896. and in Nevada. 1884 and
1888. The only split electoral vote is
that of Kentucky, 1886.
The “certain" states in the Demo
cratic list above represent 154 electo
ral votes at the presidential election
of this year. The whole electoral vote
of 1904 being 476. and one more than
half of that number, 239, being neces
sary for a choice, It Is evident that 85
electoral votes In addition to those of
the states mentioned will be necessary
for a Democratic victory. If the Dem
ocrats carry every state In the above
list, which is highly probable, and can
carry New York (39 electoral votes).
New Jersey (12), Connecticut (7), Indi
ana (15), Montana (8), Idaho (3) and
Maryland (8), they will win and have
two electoral votes to spare. If, on
the other hand, they lose the Eastern
and Middle group of “doubtful" states,
saving only Maryland and Delaware
(3), they will need the electoral votes
of West Virginia (7). Indiana (15). Illi
nois (27), Wisconsin (18), North Dakota
*4), Montana (3), Colorado (5) and Ida
ho (3). to win.
On the other hand. 1* states—Maine,
New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachu
setts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania,
<>hlo, Michigan, I>rwa. Minnesota, Kan
sas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyom
ing, Washington and Oregon—are cer
tain. according to the record of twen
ty-eight years (1872-1900), to give Re
publican pluralities this year. There
is absolutely no flaw In the record of
Malm, New Hampshire, Vermont.
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsyl
vania, lowa and llinntsota. Masta-
... * t ' —New York Herald.
chusetta, Rhode Island, Ohio and lowa
show a steady Increase In total vote
for the whole period, 1872-1900. The
pluralities fluctuate throughout. A no
ticeable feature of the total vote is
the heavy McKinley pluralities of 1896
and 1900 as compared with the plural
ities of previous years. Kansas broke
away twice from the Republican col
umn. Nebraska. South Dakota. Wy
oming. Washington and Oregon have
each dropped out of line once in the
record of twenty-eight years. The
onlv splits in the electoral vote were
in Ohio, Michigan and Oregon in 1892.
The “certain” states in the Repub
lican list above represent 163 electoral
votes at the presidential election of
this vear. The whole electoral vote of
1904 being 476, and one more than half
of that number, 239. being necessary
for a choice, It Is evident that 76 elec
toral votes In addition to those of the
states above mentioned will be neces
sary in order to secure a Republican
victory. If the Republicans carry
every state in the above list, which is
highly probable, and can carry New
York (39 electoral votes), New Jersey
(12), and Illinois (27), they will win
with two votes to spare. If, on the
other hand. New' York and New Jer
sey swing in the opposite direction,
it will be necessary to supplement the
electoral vote of Illinois with those of
Connecticut (7), West Virginia (7), Cal
ifornia (10), Wisconsin (13), North Da
kota (4), Colorado (6), Delaware (3),
and Utah (3). As Connecticut usually
goes in the same direction as New
York and New Jersey, and as Indiana
Is liable to vote as New York votes, ac
cording to the record, the onus of mak
ing up the necessary number would
fall on Maryland, which is inclined, at
this writing, toward the Democratic
Morning News barometer, Nov.
4, 11:30 p. m 29.68
Morning News thermometer, Nov.
4, 11:30 p. m 62
Washington, Nov. 4.—Forecast for
Saturday and Sunday:
Georgia—Fair In south, rain In north
portion Saturday; fresh northwest to
north winds. Sunday fair.
South Carolina—Rain Saturday. Sun
day fair; fresh to brisk north winds.
Eastern Florida and Western Flor
ida —Fair Saturday and Sunday;
fresh northwest to north winds.
Yesterday’s Weather at Savannah —
Maximum temperature at 2
p. 68 degrees
Minimum temperature at 6
a. 60 degrees
Mean temperature 64 degrees
Normal temperature 60 degrees
Excess of temperature .... 4 degrees
Accumulated excess since
Nov. 1 9 degrees
Accumulated deficiency since
Jan. 1 254 degrees
Rainfall 02 inch
Normal 08 inch
Excess since Nov. 1 1.59 Inches
Deficiency since Jan. 1 8.65 Inches
River Report—The hight of the Sa
vannah river at Augusta at 8 a. m.
(75th meridian time) yesterday was
4.6 feet, a rise of 0.1 foot during the>
preceding twenty-four hours.
Observations taken at the same mo
ment of time, Nov. 4, 1904, 8:00 p. m.,
75th meridian time.
Name of Station. ! T 1W | R.
Boston, cloudy 46 E .00
New York city, clear 54 E .00
Philadelphia, clear 52 NE .00
Washington city, cloudy .. 52 ,N .00
Norfolk, raining 56 'NE .18
Wilmington, raining 60 NW .22
Charlotte, raining 52 NE .42
Raleigh, raining 54 N 1.74
Asheville, ibining 52 8E .35
Charleston, cldy 162 NW T
Atlanta, raining I 54 NW 1 .16
Augusta, raining 158 :NW| T
Savannah, cloudy 163 |W [ T
Jacksonville, pt cldy J 62 W i .00
Jupiter, clear I 72 W j .00
Key West, clear I 76 NW| .00
Tampa, clear [6B W j T
Mobile, clear 1 60 IW j .00
Montgomery, cloudy I 57 W I .00
Vicksburg, clear 60 |NW .00
New Orleans, clear 62 NW .00
Galveston, clear 66 NW| .00
Corpus Chrlstl. pt cldy ... 86 NF. . 00
Palestine, clear 62 NW .00
Memphis, cloudy 56 NW; .00
Cincinnati, clear 82 NW .00
Pittsburg, clear 88 NW ,t 0
Buffalo, cloudy 42 NE .00
Detroit, clear 46 ;N .00
Chicago, cloudy 46 NE .00
Marquette, cloudy 40 'N .00
St. Paul, clear 58 N .00
Davenport, clear 60 N .00
461. Doul*. cl*ir 82 NW .00
Kansas City, clerr 62 NW .00
Oklahoma, clear 8J NW .00
Dodge City, pt cldy ...... 50 |W .00
North Platte, clear 64 HW |_.oo
H ft. Bover,
MVOTAH MORW- SATURDAY. kmHF] 5.1904
DOLLAR BILLS NOW
Small Bank Note. More Numerous
I the Weit.
From the Indianapolis News.
Dollar bills are displacing sliver dol
lars, gold Is little cared for, and a
large amount of small coin is being
used in Dee Moines, according to the
statements of leading bankers. The
marked difference between the kind
of money used In the East and the
In the Middle West is disappearing
it. this city, and the money in circula
tion is more like that of large Eastern
cities than ever before.
Time was wl}pn it was easy to tell
1 where a man came from by the kind
of money he asked for at a bank. If
he wanted $1 and $2 bills, It was an
Indication that he was from the East.
If he asked for silver it was ten
chances to one he lived In lowa, and
if he asked for gold, it was certain he
lived in coast cities. The same is
true to-day of the man from the Pa
cific coast, but the man in the Middle
West is using more small bank notes
than ever before.
Three-cent pieces and 2-cent pieces
have almost disappeared from circu
lation, and as a consequence more
pennies are going through the mint
and are being handled In Des Moines
“A man In our bank the other day
who had just returned from a trip
East stated that he had oarrled noth
ing in his pockets but bills since ho
left home, many of the bills being $1
and 82 ones,” said G. E. MacKinnon
of the Mechanics' Savings Bank,
when asked what kind of money was
being circulated In Des Moines. “And
that's characteristic of the East. The
nearer you are to Washington, where
the money is printed, the more $1 and
32 bills are to be found. In fact. In
those Eastern cities there is little sil
“But In the middle West people don't
like to use those bills, they are so dir
ty by the time they come out here, so
sliver has the preference. But of late
I notice that the number of 81 and
32 bills used In Des Moines Is increas
ing. But the men from the coast towns
out West will never take anything
but gold. They are used to handling
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The trade mark of the National Biscuit Company in sight on the
grocer’s shelf has done wonders in educating the people to buy Biscuit,
Crackers and Wafers in air tight packages instead of paper bags.
It has shown them the only absolutely sure way of getting these
products in a good, dean, fresh condition—just as they left the oven—no
dust, no odors, no handling.
This trade mark always appears in red and white on each end of
the package. It has back of it the guarantee and reputation of the National
Biscuit Company and ever stands for the highest quality of baking.
For example try packages of Social Tea Biscuit and Oyaterettea
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
gold, and call for it, while In this city
most persons ask for bank notes In
preference to gold, because they are
not used to handling gold, and fear
they will pay It out by mistake in
stead of some smaller coin, as a 5-
cent piece or a penny. The sort of
money people have been used to hand
ling makes all the difference In the
A popular prejudice against the us
ing of one and two-dolPar bank notes In
the West exists because It is feared
disease germs are carried by paper
money, especially bills of smaller de
nomination, which change hands more
often. In cities where smallpox has
been known to exist many banks ac
cumulated a large number of bank
notes because their customers prefer
red not to handle them. The bank
ers sent the old notes to the govern
ment and had them redeemed more
frequently then than now. Eastern
bankers are said to send in the bank
notes to Washington for redemption of
tener than do the Western bankers.
One-dollar bills have been more or
less unpopular In lowa because the
average person thinks that they look
cheap—that they Indicate he is trying
to make a big showing with little cash.
While they are more convenient than
the silver, It Is not many years ago
that the avei’age man would apolo
gize for tendering a one-dollar bill In
payment for goods.
labeled trunk maniac.
Girl. Made Him Sad When They l’ul
on Notv SlfiiLi,
From the Philadelphia Record.
Only the hotel clerk and a couple of
porters know of this Joka that was
played on a would-be swagger young
man who stopped at the Bellevue-
Stratford last week. Judging by the
number of labels pasted on the sides
and top of his luggage, the young man
was very much traveled. The label
from London breathed the very atmos
phere of the British capital; the label
from Spain seemed to bring with It an
echo of the castanets of the fair maids
of Andalusia; the label from Ireland
seemed to whisper all the subtle flat
tery of the Blarney stone, while signs
that read "California” and "Colorado”
looked so much like the “real thing”
that the American eagle seemed to
screech behind them.
It was a woman w’ho discovered that
the labels were "fake.” She was going
along the corridor on the second floor
accompanied by a party of laughing
young girls, when she espied the much
labeled trunk. "Girls,” she exclaimed,
frantically clutching the arm of the
smiling brunette nearest her, "he's here
“Who; what?” exclaimed the girls in
“Why, the man with the 'fake' labels.
I knew he'd turn up. There is not a ho
tel In Philadelphia that he does not
visit. He comes in with a groat flour
ish of trumpets, asks for a good room
and makes every hotel porter run
around to wait on him, as If he ware
a prince touring the world. He's a
harmless maniac. He aspires to ap
pear a traveler. Why, he’s never been
any farther West than Fifty-ninth
street, and the only water he ever
crossed is the river between Philadel
phia. and Camden.”
"Something ought to be done to cure
him,” said one maiden, with asperity.
He's got no right to bamboozle the
public like that."
"I have It!” cried the chaperon.
"We’ll cover his labels up with others
that won’t be quite so geographical.
Let's to the drug store."
That night, while the brass buttoned
porters were turning languorous
glances in the direction of whlte-o&p
--ped maids and the gentleman of the
labels was smoking an expensive cigar
in the Palm room, a bevy of giggling
girls, supervised by one Jolly maiden,
decorated his trunk. When the guests
walked to their sleeping rooms later in
the evening they saw outside the
young man's door a trunk labeled with
these devices: "Use Shaving Soap,”
"Try Our Pills for Pale People,”
"Clean Your Teeth With Our Latest
Paste,” “Use Our Eight-second Head
ache Cure.” and so forth.
It was dawn when the young man
retreated with his much-labeled trunk,
and even the wicked females who had
checked his little game did not witness
his ignominious departure.
—Church: Science is a great thing.
I see they have a method of changing
the shape of a man’s nose.
Gotham: Oh, well, a good, warm
game of football could nearly always
do that! —Yonkers Statesman,
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