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A Splek(li Tribute Fron n
Nortliern Eklitor - Inteict aing;
P'ersonini Reniniscenices.
Col. A. K. % cilure in Philadelphia
The recent death of Wade Hampton,
of South Carolina, removes one of the
notable characters of the last half
I n the fierce sectional discussions
which were precipitated for some years
before the civil war Hampton took no
part. While he loved the South and
had all the pride of its noblest blood,
he was not an ngitatur, and earnestly
and sincerely deplored secessions and
civil war. Ile was reared in the school
that knew only obedience to the sov
ereiguty of the State. The pride of
the South Carolinian had taught him
that his was the noblest and grandest
of all the Comnonwealths-an empire
by courtesy called a State. The scv- I
ereignty of the State had been taught I
in his mother's lap, in every school lie I
entered, from overy pulpit from which
he heard a minister of the Gospel, and I
the great, siatesmen, such as Ca'houn,
McDuflie and Ilayne, had advocated it I
sincerely and ably. ie saw the im- r
posing walls and pillars of the Colum- i
bia capitol slowly growing up year (
after year to be completed in the great- C
est splendor as the future capitol of a
the Southern Republic, if the sectional (
issue should ever lead to" dismenimber
ment of the Union, and he little d
dreamed that this magnificent struc- .
ture would within his lifetime be 4
hastily and rudely completed for ia
meeting ini which his own Nlaves woul(l
be his lawmakers ; but even when this L
bitter humiliation came to him he had 11
the courage to bow to the inevitable, n
and only one year after the war had si
ended he pltaded the cause of the ne- a
gro, saying: " As a slave he was faith- n
ful to us ; as a free man let us treat :
hini as a friend; debl with him frankly, d
justly and kindly." Had the Southern 81
men generally shared the broad and
sensible views of IHampton the prob
lein of reconstruction would have been
an easy one, and the South would aN
have been spared- unspeakable suffer- t.
ing ated sorrow. ai
When the war came it is needless to fi
say that Hampton was one of the first t<
to offer his services, and he volunteer- IV
ed as a private, but before the company "
he had joined had been organized he 8<
was appealed to by many hundreds to d
accept the command of a special bri- w
gade, composed ,f infantry, cavalry t!
and artillery, and to be known as the w
"Hampton Legion." He commanded C(
the Legion at Bull Itun, the first battle 'l
of the war, and theic, as in all the sub. a
sequent battles in which it was engag- 0
ed, it bore a distinguished part. In (l
the battle of Seven Pines, on the Pen- it
insula, Hampton's command lost near- C
ly half its members in killed, wounded (
and missing, and Hampton was se. 4l
verely wounded. After the Peninsula c(
campaign Hampton was promoted and tC
assigned to a brigade of cavalry under C4
Stuart, and in nearly every impoitant C
raid made by the Confederate cavalry W
with Lee's army during the war Hamp- t(
ton had an important part. Ile was I
regarded as one of the best cavalry I
officers for detached service, and was it
second ini command with Stuart when tE
the most audacious raid of the war was a
madle through Mercersburg and Chain- a
bersburg and around McClellan's army
soon after the battle of Antietam. At, 1,
the battle of Gettysburg IHampton re- (.
ceivod three wounds, and the majority ni
of the officers of his command were I
either killed or wound~edl. Perhaps the 1
most important special service ho ren- in
deredl as a cavalry commander was c
when he checked Sheridan at, Trevil- bi
lian's Station, in 18tM', and broke up f
Hunter's campaign in the valley by V
p)reventoig the junction of Sheridan V
and1 hunteor at Lynchhurg. Ie was ai
made lieutenant generail and comman- c
der of Lee's cavalry in August, and lie f
made a number of successful raids, v
capturing many prisoners and( at one 1:
time Rome twenty-four hundred beef I
cattle1 from the Union army. In one)0
of those raids his son, a gallant oflicer C
iund~er him, was killed in action.
When Johnston organizedl his army 1
in North Carolina to oppose5 the ad1- I
vance of Shiermani northward from I
South Carolina ll ampton was assigned 1
to that army t~o command the cavalry. I
lIe was ini possessioni of his home city
of Columbia, the capital of the State,
when Sherman aldvancedl upon0 it, and
retreated north ward as Sheormani's army
enteredl. Before retiring lie had1( firedl
a om-iderale amiounit, of cotton that
was stored in the outskirts of the city
and this gave some color of plausibility
to the charge that lie was resplonsile
for the burning of Columbia. A somne
what heated con trover'sy occumrrod be
tween IHampton and Sherman after the
war as to who was resp~onsible for the
destruction of the beautiful capital of
the Palmetto State, but the weight of
testimony certainly acq uitted I lamp
toii. le surrendered with .Johnston's
army to Sherman in North Carolina
and returned to huis home with the 1hop)
of gathering upl some remnant of his
broken fort,une. From the (lay that
the war ended0( no expression of bitter
ness (,r resentment, ever came from
W ade llampt, .n. On the contrary, lhe
not, only earnestly urged the restora
tion of peace and fraternal brothter.
hood, ,1iut was one0 of the fuw men ma
the S.M kh who aippreciatedt thie fact, that,
the negro was not onily a freeman, but
a cittzen, and was entitled to be treated
and respectoed as such.
AT eIIaguxuIsniIno(, 1802.
My first acquaintance with Ilampllton
was in October, 1862, when Stuart
made his celebratod raid arouund Mc
C!ellan's ai my, then in Maryland. I
was then on duty at Ilarrisburg as as
sistant Adjutant General of the United
States, but always spent one or two
days with Sunday at my home at Cham.
bersburg. v hen I arrived at the
Chambersburg depot oil one of my
home visits for a brief rest I was sum
moned by the telegraph operator to his
private oflice. le had jubt received
several dispatches from Mercersburg
stating that a Confederate cavalry force
was then in possession of that town
end was moving in the direction of
Chambersburg. It was startling intel
ligence, indeed, and it seemed incredi
ble that a Confederate force would at
tempt to raid Chambersburg, only an
hour's distance from I lagerstown ,
where there was a large Union force,
with amlIple time and equipment to
brintg it to any point in the Cumber
and Valley. I waited for an hour and
,as advised of the progress of the (1o1
!ederato force as it moved steadily to
vard Chambersburg. I telegraphed to
he Union commander at Hlagerstown,
Iot knowing who lie was, stating the
acts and suggesting as a matter of pre- i
autIon that a small force of infantry i
Lnd artillery should be hurried to the j
efence of the town. In charity I will I
lot give the name of the Union com. I
riander, who answered that the sug- I
:estion nf a Confederte foi ce entering
hambersburg was too absurd to be t
onsidered. Halt an hour later the I
dvancintg ConfederaI tes had reached i
'hambersburg turnpike, and were mov- i
ag directly upon us and only tei miles c
istant. I then repeated an appeal to f
ie Union commander at Hagerstown, V
lating the facts and urging him to 1
nd a firc( to in te' cept the enemy, as r
iere was ) et amiiIuile tome to do so, but i
le only reply was an1 intimation that (
rilitary com maiders had no time to I
aste on lunatics. Finding it inipos- t
ble to get any relief from the Inion r
rmy, as I could n1)t hopefully com- il
itnicate with anly ollicer beyond Iag- 0
e:stown, I went to my ofhice and sat C
)wn- t1o await eveits and accept the o
tuation as philosophically as poss5i)le. t
Soon after dark several Confederates 4
?peared at the western part of thie h
1wn with a white rag tied on a stick, a
id announced to the first citizens I
iey met that they bore a flag of truce v
om the Cnifcdeate armny and desired a
be conducted to the Unioon com- t1
ander of the town. As there woie 3
> troops in Clombersburg they wcre ti
informed, and they asked to be con- it
'cted to some citizens of the town si
ith whom they could colmmiiunicate ti
le wishes of their conimiuer. They al
ere brought to my office, where they n
ourteously announced that they were
Lere by orders of their coranander to b
k for the surrender of the city. I c
ld them that there wera no troops to E
>posc them, and that there was noth- d
g to hinder them from entering s
hambersburg whenever they chose to f
> so, but as this first inivasioi of the c
iemy naturally produced the wildest 1b
masternation in the community I said a
> the bearers of the truce that I wish- ti
I to know what assurance of safety I
mld be given to the people. I asked ti
ho their commander was and was il
ld that his name could not he given. h
then asked where he was and that d
iformation was also refused. I then
Iequiredl whether they couldl take min
>their comnmandler and assure my ,
ife return. T1hiey said they would,
ad, accomipaiiiedl by Col. Thomas 11. a
enniedy, then a prominent lawyer of (
)e town and( now president, of the ~
umberland Valley Itailroad, we a
tounted horses and rode to the front,.t
,was pitch dark, andl when we had
ddl~en out beyond the suburbs we were i
ow in the presence of the Confederate t
ammander. It was only barely piossi- v
le to see that, a body of mien were ini ,
ront, of us, but what thbey looked like
re could form no concepltion. W hen
re sioppe~d an oflicer rode up to its andj
nnounced that, he wvas Gen. Ilamtptoni,
omimnaning part of the Confederate
orce, andl that, lie dlesiredl to know
rhiether they could enter Chanibers
urg. Weo assuredl hiim that there was
o force to opp~ose hiin, and that we
esired1 simply to learn from him what
aurance could be given to qJuiet, the
ceople of the town 1when the
~onfederates entered, ie p~romptly
nswered that they made no war
p~ion private citizens and non-comn
atants; that the people should be
dvisedl to remaini ini ther hioumes, as
hey wouild not be disturbed, and that
10 prpet would be taken from aniy
meeC except such as was needecd by the
irmny. le thben directed Mr. Kennimedy
md1( myse If to lead his forces int~o
Thambhersburg, and in a very short
.ie the town was pracl~icalhly filled
,vithi them. The people were it, once
issuiredl that, they had niot hig t.o aip
urehend andi~ there was no0 tendtency to
lian ic.
In ciossilig the (CntIre squmare a sot
tune alter hlamuptoni's f oi ce had en
tecred I was familiarly slapuped on the
sholdler, anid, turning around, re
(ogniized~ IIugh I ogantI, then ai cLaptain
mn the Conifdera~t e army and the gnide
of thbe raid, as lie had beeni horn and
grownl up oni the South Moutaini, in
Franklin Couttly, antd I had on1ce sue
cessfutlly defended him whieni chiart'ed
with kidnapping. ie waus one of the
ruiggedl mouintainecers whose fidelity is
eqlually ruggedt, and he iniformueu tie
that I was one of a iiiumber of citizens
of Franklin County whose iiames had
been selected and given to (hion, Stuart
who commanded the raid, to be taken
asm prisoners to IRichmond to hbe held as
hostages for Pope's arrest of civilians
in Virginia. I told him that I had
met Ilamptoni, although lie dhid not
8urance that oilicrs would be
roled, and that i was all ami1y
ficer. Ie answered in) at characterisi
terse manner: "1 Well, llampton'
gentleman, and if yout are taken a
get to him he'll discharge you, but ,1
(Stuart) wantsL you damin had."' Sev
citizens hand been arrested and we
taken to Libby, one of whom died L
fore his release. I asked Logan wl
lie thought it best that I should do,
which he answered: "(io out to yo
home. We're in a hell of a hurry a
you probably won't be disturbed, b
if you are taken I'll put you out I
morrow nightt." If I had been tak(
he would have fulfilled his promi
even at the peril of his life. I went
my home on a farm some distalice o
side the town, and founi my ten h)ors
had already been conscripted into ti
Confederate army. I was not di
turbed, and thus escaped alt unpleasai
journey to Libby prison and the nece
sity of anl appoal to Gel. Ilamptoni f<
my diellarge.
-ln ICll:NT M1EWTINfl1.
I did not again leet llamiipton uni
ifter his election to the (governmhipi
.n 1876. At our first meeting we hi
1 pleasant evenimg, recalling the il
.creating incidents of the Chlitlber;
mrg raid. From then until the lis
ew yelr I met him i allny tiies i
Naslngton and was always de ighte
o enjoy his genial and kindly con
manionislip. lie had been a candlidal
or (Governor immediately after th
var and before the Congressional rt
onstruction of the South, but w as d
cated by Governor Orr. In 1871
vhe(n the 0) people were goaded to del
ocration by the licentious carpet-ba
ule of tile State, lampton was force
to the campaign for (Governor againe
lovernor Chamberlain, who was great
the best of all the carpet-baggers o
ie Stat e, and who would have m1a(
putable, Republican goverllnm1ent h<111
, been possible. The contest was on
I ur usual desperation, but with al
lie power and machinery inl tile hand
f the State authorities, iustailed b
lie army and by a State constabilar
liat permeated every precinct, Iamp
1 was elected by 1,1:31 majority.
tate return board in South Carolin
ad the authority to revise the return
ndll it bodily threw out the counties 0
;dgelieI(d and I,aurens, the first,
blich gave :,000 )emocratic majorit
nd the second 1,100, by which it re
irned a majority for Chamberlain o
,4::. The Senators and Representa
ves elected onl the Democratic ticke
i those counties were refused admis
oil to their seats and the result wa
ie organlizationi of two Legislature:
ild the titgurationi of two (Gover
Chamberlain had the advantage o
eing in possession, and I doubt wheth
r Hampton rendered more heroi
-rvice ll the llaie of battle than h(
id ill restraining his friends from re
>rting to violence, when tle electioi
alnd was perpetrated, and driving th
arrupt carpet-baggers from the State
lit lie held his people steadily to las
md order, feeling assured that in tim
le right would triimphi. Presideni
layes's assuranice had been givel thi
le )eiocrattic State olicers of I 111s
ma, Florida and South (C'arol ilna woul
c given their places, as they ware tilt
oubltedly elected, and after severa
Onferences between Ioth the dispit
ig parties and~ the P rCesiet, notic
ras5 iinally given that theC Fedierail ti oop:
rould~ be withdrawnl from Columbia
nd( that, at once enldedI the contest
:hamlber'laint (quietly gave upj the oflic
f Governor, and1( thle Deolcraltic Stat
nd( Legislative ollicers were admnitt~e
ii their seats withtout further disputt
Laving assured hon~est governmnenti
is State, hiis friend~s niatiurally dlesire
) confer upjoni himt tile highest honor0
lthlin their g.ift , anid he0 was so->n1 thlen
fter chioseniL United States SenlatC
ractically withott a conitest, and (1
he end( of his first term was re-electt
ni lik'e mannter.
11.\Ml'TIIN IN TilE si;NATji.
D urmng his twelve years' servicei
le Seniate h~e was always one0 of ti
nost, coniser a~ttivye and1( ptrtiotic
iouthiernt lawmakers. lie exhauisti
uis elforts to suppress sectional strif
Not only3 by examiple, but, by every d
iverance lie ever mnade, he pllealded fi
he suippression (If sectiontal bitternie
11d( the restorationt of fraterntal reil
tions betweeni the Northl and the Soit
Ilhe was one of the mlost dehghltful
dl the Senators to mieet Inl social inmto
ioldierly bearmng andl honest face coi
mnand~ed the adir~~uation (If all who ciar
within t.he range of hlis acquiaintanc
At the end~ of his twelve years' servi
ill tihe Senate lhe was overwhelmed 1
the agrarian Populbst element, th
swept the Soulth. ie couki havei
sympathy withl those who wouIld deCstr
he G overnmentl criedit, that is the Ii
(If thenI Republic, and hie had nIoue~
he arts of the dlemagogue to paci
the masses80 by promisinig them impos
bjilities. lIe ciould~ have retained I
pIositioni mi theC Senate unitil his den
if 110 had( joined0( in the t.empest of pi
sion, bult 110 was hoinst ini all l.hi ng
and( lhe bowed toI it, pre01 (rring' to muai
tain is conllvictionsl, his ilntIegrit~y ali
his patlriotie maniiho.d to conttinuanii
ini oflice. Presliden~lt Clevelanld
cognliz/ed lalamtona's chlimi upon01 t
counttry bly aippoinlting imi as8 commll
.MionIer (of Pacific iailwvays, where
sel ved with his usual fidelity until
change of adm~tinisatration dheposed hi
and siince thenl lie has qitly hiv~
amonig the 1)eop)1 who so dfevote<
and11 entthusiastically cheered ht
throuoightout his long career, and finn
whten he had faced the storms (of
winters lhe was borne to his finial r<
ino jlace by the profouindly sorro~w
of- G N It A L CON FE, It ICNCE.
QuaTireniiii Session in 1allas,
eb Texus, Will Contille ifo a
ell Monlth.
re The (General ('onjfer'enice of the
e- Alethodist, FIpiscopal Church, South,
iLL the legislative body of the denomina
to ion, begun its ljuadronnial mee ting in
ill Dallas Texas, on Wednesd.y, May
I7th. The essions ire held inl tle au
ut ditorum at the Fair Grounds, where
0 the (onfederliate reunion Was recently
m11 held.
e, Judging from the calibre of the dele
gates this year and the important
- questiois which1 will be ipl for settle
"s inleit tile conference will be a distinl
ie uiiiled one. The ession will con
- sume from three weeks to a month
i and will be fraught with the greatest
3 interest to Southern Methodisi. Each
r conference so1nds one clerical delegate
for each fifty preachers it has within
its bounds, and one lay delegate for
each clerical. Besidesi these, how
ever, large numbers of ministers and
I laymen attend as visitors. The ex
d penses of ill delegates will be defray
- ed by the Conference.
The sessions of the conference are
t resided over by tle bishops. The
f first (lay, the semor Bishop, who this
' time is Bishop Keener, of New Or
alans, will occupy the chair. Fromi
e day to day the other bishops, anong
e them Bishops Wilson, ( Granbery, liar
grove, Duncan, (adloway, ilendrix,
Key, Fitzgerald, Candler and Morri
S8011, will preside. Bishop Keener is
now eighty- four years of age. Ile ha1s
i held the episcopal office for thirty-two
. years and has been for twelve yeirs
L senior bishop.
- The conference is tile supreme gov
erning authority in the church. It is
legislative, judicial, and elective,
tmakes laws, levies taxes, appropriates
I 111011y and transacts various other
mattiers of imvortance. It meets
every four years, inspects the history
of tile church during the period since
its preceding session and reviews the A
decisions of the bishops. At this i
ieeting the boards of the G eneral
Conference may be changed if desirei.
Two matters of iterest which will
come up under thei regular order of I
businles., will be the question of estab
hashig an order of deaconesses and
the question of making the length of
ile ipast'orate indefinite. The order of
deaconesses will doubtless be estab
isheda, but the other proposition will
- i all probability be turned down. In
addition to these two matters thore
will be, as usual, a vast number of
memorials f'rom different conferences. 1
On all sides, however, it is recog
r nized that the great, alsorbing topic at
the conference will be the questionl of
the publishing house Claim. A great
variety of Olilols eXists m i'eference
to this matter, and it will bi exceed
ingly diflicult to settle it ini a nianner
satisfactory to all.
The history of the claim is known
to all MethlodistS. The publishing
house received from Congress $288 F
U00 for damage done by tii Federal
troops durinig the civil will'. No
question was raised as to the fact that
tie Moniey was (lie, but many Coil
gressmen objected when Mr. Stallall,
the attorney for tile agents of the pub
fishing houe, received as his share
$100,000 or more oh' the money. The
Senate dfepreentedI the (Iiver'sion of so
large a p ,rtion of' the money friom the
church and dleclaredl that it, had1 been
T1heni begani the troubie. A number
Iof mimiiters wanted and still want to
have the money(33 retliuned to the Unite~d
Stts others think the book agents
should b~e censulred, and the matter
Sleft as it, stanlds; 'itill others blelieve
thalt, ini addition to cenisuinig
1the aigents, they ought to be
rti'uiredC~ to restore the $10(0,000
Ipaid Mr'. Stahlhnanl, tihe amunit, to
be1 ulsed iln providling foir suiper'annulat
ed mlinister's. Th'lis latteir class does
nlot thin1k anyl of the monley shiouhIi be
ni reCturne d to Congr ess, believ ing that
e that body wouhdI be perfectly satisfied
'>f if' the entil e' amiouni, were used by the
(I chlurch, It, is be(liCeed that, thle uipsh't
-of the whole miatter will b~e that the
-' presen1t agents will b~e ousted but, 1no
r mlonedy return'ied to Congress. )ine oIf
the aet, Dr'. ,ire, ha dready
d-(eclinied ire election, and the other,
-. Mri. Smiith, though a canldidhate, has1
'If stirong oppositionl.
r- Th'Ie election (If t wO (r more11 ne4w bishl
e, ops' will a15ls be a matter1 of' the gr'eatest,
i- initerest, at the conference, It is gen
E erally believed thlat I )r. IC. 1. I I oss, edi
e- tor of the( Nashville (Chr'istian Adlvocat~O,
De will be one of these bishlops, and1( Dr.
)V A. Coke Smlith, (If Norfolk, the other.
ait loth Dra. Smith and Dri. Iloss are in
m~ the very front, ranik in Methkodist
fe tioned in conn~eetion n ith the bishops
of aire those of Dr. John T1. T1iger't, editor
fyof the Metfhodist Rteview; JDr. Jamines
'Atkins, lSanday school edihtor', anid Dr)i.
ISW. It. L ambluthi, mlissionlary secretary.
Thihe first, sess5ioi of the fourtecent~h
" The.Wo Greatest
* ure for Maiarla X
a) hralfomJf aai oison
ht alueBldndcnsanure.
quadrennial conference wts called I
order by Bishop Wilson, of Baltimor
in tho old auditorium of the Fa
Grroullds. )istinguisaed churchme
and laymen were present from all parl
of the So-ah. All the bishops with dh
exceptitn of Blishop Keeneor, of Neo
0.leans, an(d lihop Fitzgerald, c
Aliemphis, ar ill attendance.
After the singing of a hymn Blisho
IlIargrove, of Nashville, prayed to
" unity, moderation and conservatism'
m the delihiriation of the conferene,
and hearty 11 amens" pulnctuate hi
Passages of Scripture were read b,
Ilishopi lendrix, of Kansas, and W
A. Oa dier, of Georgia. Atiotho
prayer by lDr. Alnon West, of tll
North Alaiania conference, wat
followed by the addresse. of velcolma
of (iovtrnor Sayers, Mnyor Cabell
Judge N. 11. ''rk ins and Rev. (#. C,
llankin, all of' which were enthusias
tically received. The confereunce theu
settled dowii to actual vork. The rol
calf developed the absence of mian1
By unianimous vote D r. .) Ahn .1.
T'igert, of Nashville, Wias eloted see.
retary of the conference. lie nomn.
tted for his assistalits Rev. A. .
WatkiniS of the NI siSsip)l)i ConfIreice
Id .1. hi. Imrcus, of the Northwest
l'exas conference.
Governor Sayers was presented to
,he con]ference by Bishop Wilson to
nike the address of welcome, Itad the
telegates rose to welcome him. The
sovernor was listened to very atten
'ively. Ile devoted most of his sL-echI
.o the history of Methodism.
Bishop C. I. Galloway, of .Jackson,
fiss., replied to the addresses of wel
!omue. Ile saidi all were glad to be
wre. He knew Texas was a great
tate andi had a great people, because
lie best people of a I the old Mtates had
Olme here.
)r. E'. E. floss, of Nashville, moved
hat the conference send its sympathy
o Blishop Keener on accoutit of his in
irmity and to Bishop 'itzgerald on
ceounit of the death of his daughter,
irs. lanks, a few days ago. The
notion was carried tiianimously.
The rules of tihe last Gieneral Con
erence were adopted. A committee of
Ive to revise the rules were authorized
Ad it, is to be appointed.
Rev. Horace Bishop, of the North
vest Texas Conference, maoved that
he sypathies of the conference be
vired to l)r. I. AI. Palner, t1- cele
)rated 'resbyterian ivine, of New
)rLeans, who Was ijured by a street
ar recently. The motion was aidopted.
A comm'tmtee of six on ercdentials
vas authorized and the reading of the
Cpiscopal alddress, signed by the col
,ge of bishops, wits begun by Bishop
V. W. I)uncan, of SpaLrtanbury, S. C.
The address was a lengthy one and
wvo hours were consumed ill its read -
ag. It recites that only 38,185 ad.
itiolns to the church have been made
ilce the last con ferenice and says
omiethmig is railically wrong. 'Tihe
ishops also appeal for it heter equip
ed ministry. Politics inl the church
ulblicatios is strongly conildemned.
'he bishops say the ollice of deaconess
fill be applied for and they entreat
ble con ference to act wisely and well.
All earnest, recommendiatioi is made
or the better suppo t of the superan
uated preachers, widows and orphanas
f deceased preachers, and that a plan
0 adopted whereby a fund of 3.I1,
00 he securedl for thlis purpose. Th'le
iatter of local preachers working as
vangelhsts wats toucheid oni. T'he work
f the nmissioni boards, church exten
iOll, Epworth League lad Sun day
chicols and the literatture of thei chiurchi
ias commlenited upjon). ILarge space
vas devotedi to the schiools andI col
'ges of thbe chu irch. It was shoiwn that
lie pub1liig hiousei duaring the past
our years did a businaess of s I ,500,000O,
ir. ala inacrease of $1I86l,t000l.
Th'le pubblshaing house wiar claim was
eviewed , showing that the cliuirch was
i-ce from .any blame in the mattter. A
lopl wats expressedl that this conifer
mece would filially settle this iiooted
:ase. Th'le el :ctioni of two new bishops
wvas atsked for.
Immediately after the leadling of the
tddriess lBishop Candliler, of (Georgia
read a letter from Senators A.O
I tacon and A . S. Clay, which hie hat(
received in replly to a letter relative t<
the course which shouald he pursued b:
the MIethiodist church ill reguard to th1
C.ongress in settlement, Thle lettei
was, signeid by eighty-four Seniatori
TIhe last, clause reaid as follows: "TLh
report, of thae commilittet and14 the rn
lolutioni both adopted by the Senate
explieit terms exonierates thle chunre
from all blame or groiundi for criticisi
for aniythaing which occiured in conne'
tion with the passage of the hill and
a clear express5ion of opiniona that tlietu
1s no0 obligation Onl the par t of ti
church to pay the money to the govera
meiit or' to umake further offer to do so.
Rlev. TIhomals B . IlydIe, of (iCicint
urges womenC~ to take inito t heir ow
hatndls the matter- of propos5ing matr
monly, holding that manyli maore ma
riages would result, from suhl a coursa
"' Some men,"' says NMr. ilydle, " a
too batshful to prop~ose, and wouhll I
grateful if womeni wotul help th'
out. I egml immediately, ladles. Ma
riage is a solemn mlat~ter, hbut, single Ii:
i i much(1 more so.''
For infantha and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Dougi
hRears tha e
i The World's Grea
For all forms of fever take JOHNN
8 UIt is 100 times better than quinine ai
nine cannot do In 10 days. It's sple
feeble cures made by quinine.
f COSTS 50 CEl
lie Makes anl Onslauglht UpoM
Repuiblicans for Savagery In
Tihe di cussion of the Philippine bil:
in the Senate during the past week
has been waxing veiy warm, and it
took a very sensational turn when Sen
aor Tillman made a red-hot reply to
Senator McComas, of Maryland, who
made an attack upon the South.
Air. McComas, of Maryland, re
ferring to the alleged cruelties of
American solders in the Phillippines,
crutelties which lie deeply deplored,
told of smte of the cruelties which had
occurred on both sides duriug the civil
war. Neither side, he held, was to be
held responsible for those regrettable
oceurrences, a1s neither side approved
of them.
leferring to olections inl the South,
Air. MCoias said that the Senators
from South Carolina and Mississippi
(Tiliman and Moley) cried out against
the small percentage of voters in the
early elections ill the I'hilippines.
Altr liscussing the election inethods
inl those States le Said:
" We behold Senators from the two
Stiates where there is less popular lib
erty thai in any others, shouting loud.
est for constittutional liberty on the
other side of the globe."
These remarks drew a sensational
reply from Mr. Tillman, of South Caro
lina. Ile charged that McComas had
ptssged over with coiplaconey the
" outraiges an11d iniluities and barbari
ties" which had been, he said , "1 coim
mitted by Aierican soldiers." lie de
clared that when the light had been
turned on in full upon the Philippine
situation the Aiericia people would
see to it next November that the ia
jority inl one branch of (ongress would
not be "1 coimiitted to this infamom;
"If I can have imy way," lie de
claredl, " you a111111 not pass 1this bill
until full light haiis been turned oil the
Philippine sitiation." lie declared
that it was no loiger )0s8ible to sneer
away the resiponsibiliy for the cruel
tie.s aund iifanies cointntted by the
Aitericini 1441ohliers) ill t lit ' I'l i ippiles.
lieferrin-g to the situiltioi of the coi
ored people in the South Mr. Tillan
declared the Senators fron those
States were prepared to net ainy
legislation which might, be brought into
'onigress upoin that question.
lie discussed file situatioin in the
Southl during atid sibsequont to the
civil war and declared that, if it had
b en known ptior to thle conclusion of
the wir tha in the South the reins of
governient were to be turned over to
t,he negroes, there wauld have been
inaugurated a guerrilla warfare in the
swaitipsi of the South that, would have
been kept, up indefinitely.
As lie elisctsed the luestion, lie
said he was se- rcely able to conitrol
hiitmself whten lie recalled the intdignities
and hiuitililations to which the people
of his State were sutbjected (luring thte
recoinstrutctioin periodl, fromt 1868 to
1871,. it his own State, he said, there
were 200,000 more negroes thant whtites
and1( in Mississippi there wer-e 300o,000
more colored thant while people. In
order to matintain their self respect the
whitesa, lie declatred, were obliged to
take thte reits of government, in the
Soutit by whatever meants they could,
usitng thte shtotgutn as one of the means.
lieferrintg to the inauguration of white
suprematicy in South CJarolinia, hie said
the whites had secured! a maitjority of
of 3 , i00. It might just as easily have
beeni, lhe said, 30i,000O, or i9 ,ti00. They
simpt~ly got such a majority as was
lie tefer'red to0 the oui.tages in the
I P'lipphmes, and then said lie had heard
ti ly of the aptphieationa of "'sand cure"'
Sini the Southl. lie thoutght the sand
,cure as described was mild. 'X lhen ,"'
lie declared,"' we get r eady to putt a
f negro's fact' in the sand, we put his
r* body therie too."'
110 ill isted thbat thie Iteptubi cans5
e contentIion was thtat tkhe tiegroes of the
p outh were litted to governt in this
a counitry, but that tlte Filipinos were
hi ntot litted to governt thtemtst Ives ini the
ua Pii ppiines it the itnited States', lie
..mintainuied, ai seriouls prbe conl
a frontted the government, the negi o
e problem, and we might better try to
e solve that, thant to hunt for trouble ini
e the Philippines.
""Thtroughtotit the Southi,"' lie said(,
"there is a htorror hiauiging over every
htousehioldh for tis awful fear of rapino.
iin yet, you t un your back upon01 it
nI and1 mtarchi to thte East, where you
i- mutrdIer anid butcher anid toiture the
r- oor Fil ipinosi. Andt you)i areO dlomg tall
.this mi the inme of Chtristniity and
-e hum ianity anid liberty. I cant see the
e hypocrisy oozinig out of you all ovr.
r-. " As c onfederates,"' the Senator
0 said, " we canntlot thmkil it right, to go
into the Paiiil~iines and~ desolate the
islandts with lire amid sword.''
Adverting further along to the situ
ation' in the South, Mr. Tillmatn as..
sel ted: " We will not submit, to negro
dominailtionl and tite soouer you under.
5tandl( that the better." He urged thai
J discutsslon of the Southern rae qjues
tiout ahould ceaIse. "1 You are taunting
* s, said hte, 4 about Our treatment oi
the negroes of the South, hoping at the
samte time that. we wri nt :int..rt..
'est Fever Medicine.
id oes in a single day what slow qul
Mild cures are in striking contrast to e
with your game of deviltry in the
Philippine.. We hope vou will help
us of the South to get ril of the threat
of negro domination which hangs over
us like the sword of Damocles. Lynch
ing" will continue as long as those
fiends rape our wives and daughters."
While Mr. Tillman was speaking
many of the Democratic Senators left
the chamber, his audience on the floor
being largely on the Republican side.
Mr. Burton, of Kansas, vigorously
arraigned Mr. Tillman for his utter
ances. He asserted that the Senator
who could defend slavery and govern
ment by the shotgun could not be ex
pected to think well of Senators who
were trying to carry good government
to the Phtilippines. He was astonished
that a Senator in one breath should
make an appeal for unsullied govern.
(ment in the Philippines and in the next
boast of crimes almost unparalleled in
:uistory. Mr. Burton followed with a
warmi defense of the government's
policy in the Philippines and became
involved in a heated collcquy with Mr.
Itawlins, of Utah, because he. had de
lounced some of Mr. Rawlins' state
ments as false. He paid a brilliant
trrbute to Gen. FIUnston as one of the
great heroes of the army.
Mr. Mclaurin, of Mississippi, quoted
thgures concerning Mississippi elections
im, response to statements made by Mr.
McComas. lie said lie thought the time
was pust for the waving of the "bloody
shirt" or for the making of Invidious
remarks concerning States of the
1. 14. Unanis. President.
'iIi TABILE No. 2.
AtY-Supersedes Tine T'I'able No. 1. Ef.
'('tiVe 12:il A. Al.. Feb. 1st, 1901.
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