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VOL HI. . LAURENS, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1887. NO. 14.
JEFF DAVIS AT MACON. Ill-' MAKKS A Titi u MPH Al. NAUCUTO VUK QEOltQIA I A1IC. A Cont lintot! Ovation Ailinn Hin I lilli? J ouraoy-?Iiow li? WI?M Iteoelvetl by in, Htuimoh ruoplo ol thu Ktnplra Stute--A Splendid ItoOOptlOU ^Throughout, MACON, October 21.-Ex-Preeidoui Davis, accompanied by Mrs. Davis, Miss Winnie Davis amt Mrs. Hay!', of Mompliio, readied hero this evonh.g nt 5 o'clock under tlie escort of tho special committee that left here Sunday, From tho timo tho car left iiiloxi until it icached Macon tho pathway was our btroak of Howers. All ulong tho liuo orowda of mon, women mid children flocked to tho train to c deli a glim] EC of Mr. Davis, Iud he way too feeble to re spond. Only at Americus did ho ap pear on the platform and that was for n fow minutes. A committee from there met tho train at Smithville and prevailed on him to do this, 'i bo party was joined ut Montgomery by the mayor and ti largo delegation of citizens when HU? party carno on through lu Macon. Lom- be fore tho train arrived here the dopoi und urea around it waa packed with a douse crowd estimated at forty thou .md. When tho car rolled under tin; si ' a yell went up that could be hoard for miles, It was a long tinto boforc .Mr. Davis ami his party could be gottol off. Tho assistance ot the police had !? be called in. Then the diflioiilty wan nol leastmed much. Tho presence ot Mr. Davis in tho carriage was the t-ignul for a discharge of lire works all o vir tho oity. lt was simultaneous and illumi nated the whole town. The enthusiasm kuow no bounds. Aloug the lines blazed illuminated signs, Htieh as "Welcome, Honored Chief !" and the like. air. Davis gave way to his sensations and wept. Frc q?ently the marok was intoriuptcd on UCCOliut of the crowd blookadiug the street, and it was tully an hour alter the train stoppod boforo ho reached th? homo of Col. .I. M. Johnson, where bc will remain during his visit. In Ibo arge crowd that thronged tho lino oi the march wcro many ouc-arinud und one logged veterans, gathered from vaiious suctions. Mr. Davis is feeble, but from weak ness caused by au unclosed wound rc ceived in tho .Mexican war. Un makes bis lust journey to int el old Confeder ates, upon the understanding that i otb lng wi? bo required of him to tux his strongth. lie will not bo allowed toi i ike speeches, however urgen! thu demand on him, nor can tim people even shake his bund. All must bo content t sec bim and have Ima among them. Iii - spirit is willing, but bis failing sin ;tb restrains him. MACON, Qa,, October'Jo. - Cain began falling about noon to-day, and while i? didn't particularly i M'< et \ !nd mij.;i r Le termed the Davis part of tl o programme it kept a good ninny people from going to tho park. Yet there was quito u large attendance, und thc result was th? typical fair scenes. The streets tit tho city pre sented quite a lively appearance, The Johnston mansion is, of courso, tho centre of attraction, as being tho guished guests. Ail tho niombors ol tho Davis party were pretty well fatigui d by tlioir long Journey, ami as a result there were no very cany ri t ra about Captain Johnston's homo this morning. Mr. Davis remane .I qftietly at tho llOUfcO all .biy, resting upon bis bcd or upon u lounge during most of the time. Shortly before 11 o'clock the gent?o mon who were to escort Mis. Davis, Mrs. Days and Misa Winnie Davis to tho paik called ut the Johnston house. The drive lo tho grounds was without particular event. Tho Streets were quito full of people and at di li?rent places ulong the route there was considerable cullin ?asm manifested. Tho band played ..Dixlo" as tho carriages drove into the grounds, and there was a good deal of oheerii g by thc orowds. The carriages drovo lo thc bund and, osbert distance from tko fair headnuar tors, and directly in front of the little cottage which hus been furnished und appropriately decorated for a temporary homo for Mr. Davis and tho monikers of his party while on tho grounds. TlIK l'lll'SKNTATION TO MUS. DAVIS. After more mnsic from tho baud. President Northen introduced Colonel Tom Haid.'mun, who, with the eloquence for whioh lie is so justly noted, intro duced the ladies to Cue vast crowd, and then, on tho part of Macon oitizons, pre sented to Mrs. Davis a beautiful i il vcr bo vd. At tho conclusion of Colonel Horde? man's remarks, Mrs. Davis rone, and, in a few words, expressed her thanks for the remembrance und her gratification at tho hearty reception. President Northen then said that Un State Pair association would foci bad if loft out in thoso r? joioinps, and intro dueed Vice-President Waddell, who tamed to Mrs. Hays, and? ou behalf of tho association, presented her with u handsome diamond brooch. This con cluded tho exoroises on tho stand, and tho various pers ms who had occupied seats thoro were introduced to Mrs. I >uvi and her daughters. The abes wen thon taken lo tho little cottage, wino has boon placed at their disposal, wh< . an informal n c< ption was lu ld. TIK I. was a groat crush, ovcrybodj making au effort to be tho ilrst to greet tho dial guished ladies, it took throe p d to keep the people from orowdingin an completely tilling tho house. Then waa no red tape about tho rec< pt ion. A tho people bled in they wcro introdtu by President Northen, or some other ? tho promiuout gentlemen, upon when, foll the pleasant duty of acting as ce. to tho gilesta ol tho day. Tor more kui an hour tho people crowded in tho lilt ? house, Mrs. Davis and her duugl.t had a ploASant word for each, and ll affair waa a moid delightful one. M Wiunio was considerably fatigued by tia reception, and at iti conolnsiou was c .. riod back to Capbdn .Johnston's. I other members of tho party took I u in the eotUgo. Tho lunch was an ela'? ontto ono. Among those prosent wer Mr*. Davis, Mrs, Hays, President MUH. DAVIS RBPMHS, Northern, Governor aud Miss Gordon, Colonel Li, c. Park, Superintendent Nisbett, Mrs. E, c. Greer and Misa Fan nie Greor, Mrs. Wm. ll. KOSH, M ra. Miller, ol Columbus, Judge T. Nisbett, Mr. Hope, of Hapevill. and Mr. Baoon, 01 southwest Georgia, who wat a class mate of Mr. Davis ut West Point. It waa about three o'clock when Mrs. Davis and Mts. Maj s left Hm grouudsnud re turned to Crest Hill. flin SOCIAL I'EATUltK. After a quiet dinnor, tho lady mom born of Ibo Davis family began to make roady for tho Thalian club (?orman and reception, given in honor of Miss Winnie This was tho social ovont of tho week, ami a most delightful afluir it wa-s. Tho Volunteers' armory, at which tho gormnu was given, was elaborately decorated . an I tho scone was a beauti ful ono. lloro were gathered tho lending BOOioty people of Macon, and their guests from all parts of tho South Beautiful women, handsomely ('re. sed, made tho assemblage a brilliant one, ono which was an honor to tho occasion. .Mrs. Davis and Miss Winnie, woro escort ed to tho armory by Captain Johnston. Mrs. Hays did not af tend. Tho gorman was led by Mr. W. H. Folton, Jr. A pleasant incident waa tho presentation to Miss Winnie of a beautiful brooch, ns n souvenir of the occasion. It was tho gilt of tho Thalian Club, and thc pre sentation was made by Major William Horny Rosa, prosidont of tho club, in n few vomarks, Tho danoing was kept up until after midnight. TUB UBAUTII'UL ou r. Tho fruit bowl ptosontcd to Mrs. Davis is ono of tho handsomest pieces of silverware over manufactured. Whon tho Macon committee first wont to Beauvoir, some of tho members were struck with tho fad thal while many beautiful gifts bad boen presented to Mr. Davis and Miss Winnie at dit!- rout limes, Mrs. Davis natl not bcou tho re cipient of quito so much attention of this nature. Tia y nt ? ncc determined that .Macon should bo Leard from, and tho result was tho order for this beauti ful souvenir. The l> iwl, which is prob ably eight inohes in diaintor, rests upon a silver tray, upon which in inscribed tho words: Mrs. J< her.-on Davis, from tho citi zens of Macon, October loth, IS* 7. The diamond brooch presented to Mrs. Hays is in tho shape of a crescent, and contuius thirteen diamonds, lt is au oxquisito specimen of tho jeweler's art. it is tho gift of tho State Fair asso ciation through its directors, and .Mr. Pearce Hom has been largely instru mental ia ils purchase, lt cost about $200. Thc Thalian Club's favor was a com bination hair pin aud brooch, lt ii U star aud orescent, consisting of dia monds, rubies and emeralds, sot ingold, li must have cost nearly $200, MACON, GA , October 20.- At 2o'clock to-day tho old veterans drew up in lino iu froid of thc Lauior House, and marched to tho .lohn iton mansion, whore Jeff Davis is stopping during his Btay iu Macon, and from there ho was escorted to tho Fair grounds, whore ho uuulu a brief : pe. eh and reviewed tho remuant soldiers. lu tho conreo of his address, hot-aid: "Friends and brethren: I ant Uko that flag, torn and tattered by stol ms and years. 1 love ll for its own sake; I love it for yours; I lovo it us it memento of what your fathers did, and hoped that you would do, There uro a great many things that 1 would like to SUV, 1 ut my physical condition will not admit cd it. I wish my arms were largo ami lo:;g enough to ombraoo you all at once. Dod bless you." At lld: juncture (love)nor Gordon arose amidst wildest enthusiasm *ind welcomed thc i >:-President to tho State, and in behalf of tho people of Macron. Brief sp? cohos wore luado by Sonntoi Colquitt und others. MA .>N, GA., October 27.- -To-day wai Wi i and sloppy.* Tho city has boon WOli QHod, and every train brings in now arrivals. Mr. Davis and party wero pre vented from going to tho park ti la^ and participating in tho SW nos and inci dents cd tho clay, on account ed Ult weather, This was a great disappoint mont to tho crowd, although ever* veteran saw him yesterday "nt homo. All wanted to seo him again to d ty, bu it was md deemed prudent for him tc leave tho house. Mr. Davis cannot attend tho Athen fair, his physicians think it would s ri OUsly endanger his Iii, Mrs. Hays am Miss W innie have accepted tho invita tion tendered them by tho Athenaeum <> that city to attend a complimentary rc OCptionin their honor, and Will lenv Satur'ay morning for Athens. Tho; will be the guests of Mrs. Howell Gobi Mr. and Mrs. Davis wid return homo o: that day. Tho management of tho Academy t Music tondorod a complimentary poi formauco to Mr. Davis and party, in oluding Governor Gordon, Senator Co quit and other distinguished gentlenu i Mrn. Bowers in "Daily Audlcy'u Secret was tho programme. A i,, nt from in? Hook or tho Past, ibu.MOM, May 27, 1B71.-Tho lon deferred w ish has bcou accomplished, have seen and converse d with Prosidol Davis. At last! Tears dim my eyes ns rcali/.o that a gnat dcsiro bas bu n a tained. I am writing history for yoi my children, und your mothor tolls y* now of lier interview witli tho nu "whom sbo mott delights to honor tells you of ouo President, Jeth r c Davis, dearer, fur dearer now, in tl hour of defeat, than ho Was when Old Magistrate of the Southern Confodomc How I sympathized with our fall? j ehioitjiiu iu his degradation when bow taken through tho streets of Angin gum dod, no woman iu that hour of pe dar.ng to wavo ber handkerchief to hil or naiko sigu of sympathy-an hp when mou were BO crushed by deft that tho oloso oirriago passe d by crow who, with uplifted bat?, dared not cbc for fear of ubi ring bis fide. I could nothing oluo for jrou- mi i'resi >ci,\ a wo did all wo could. Wo mimed eui b for you-our black-oyod, curly-hair litllu boy whom WC nOVer dreamed calling ter our suco, ?sf ul President. Ins chango of fortuno wo felt honored thus connecting ourselves with him. 1 read of his Incarceration in rortr Monroe; sighed, hoped and prayed his roloaso-(aught ioy children novcr to omit tho prayer of "I pray Cod for tho release of President Davis," and 1 echoed Mrs. Downing's touching appeal when sho bogged that Johnson "would give to us Jell" Davis back again; roloaso liim for a Christinas present and thus accomplish what ho novor had done-tho subjugation of tho Southern women." Whon at length "hopo dofurrcd hud mado tho heart sick," the glad tidings were Hushed through the country, ".I. IV travis Jina buen roloascd," I thanked dod and wept for joy, and Horneo Greeley ?H ono Yankee for whom 1 retain a warm place in my heart. Whatever the motive, I thank and honor him for that ono action, which ennobled bia lifo. I hope. I may live to seo and thank him forgiving soonrity for "our President." A tsclcet committee of tho Now York Union League called a meeting to take notion upon Mr. Grooly's conduct, Re plying to tlieir litter bo "dared them to expel him." Ho begun his hitor: "Gentlomon, I shall not attend your mooting this evening. 1 have au engage ment out of town and shall keep it. I do not recognize you as capable of judging, or even fully apprehending mo. You evidently regard mo ns a weak .sen timentalist, misled by a maudlin philos ophy, 1 arraign you as narrow-minded blockheads. That was a bold letter. I atteuded a club meeting at--on Thursday night. While conversing with Mr, Carter he quietly remarked thal Mr. Davis wa? in Augusta. "What, Presi dent Davit??" I said, in tones of glad surprise. Ho told mo "yes." ' I will certainly go tho oity in the morning and take Joff with mc," 1 romarin.d. Later in tho evening c. group consistipg of TM v. Carter and others were Conversing. Others joined us, to whom 1 told tho good nows, and Micro was a ring of ex ultation and pride in my voice as 1 told them "Jeff Davis was in Augusta." Looking up 1 BOW that one of our North ern guest? was Heated near mc; but what cared I, as 1 remarked: "l am so anxi ous to seo him-I do so honor and roverenoo his namo." "Mr. Davis owes the estimation which tho Southern peo ple hold him in to his long imprison ment," remarked Mr. Garter. This piqued mo, "You must admit that ho paid a high price to gain this admira tion," l roplied. "Yes," be admitted, "but Jeff Davis ought to thank tied for bis hoing a prisoner. Had this not boon tho caso bo would have geno to his grave unhonored and unsung." "Why, Mr. Garter, l am astonished," I replied, "but I confess, 1 cannot arguo cooby with you, 1 only know that his long impris Dumont has crineared him to all true Southern women. Mr. Davis has faults, ns who has not?" .lust then some ono called Mr. Bruce to term a quadrillo, and then 1 expos tulated with Mr. Garter, who is a minis tor, for spooking in disparaging u-rms o? Mr. Davis boforoa Yankee, and, ia touts of bitterness I could not provont, I ro tnarked, "One might possibly imagino Mr. Davis 03 going to bis grave un honored and unsung by Boothera peo plo, when we soo Gonfedorato olUcors ignoro tho tit'o which is their highest honor, Why, wero I u mun who had been in service, 1 should claim my rank, from a corporal to a major general, as tho badge of distinction by which 1 should wish to bo 1<nowa by all men." Alluding to my remark, "that Mr, Davis called tko Boothera women "thc bar daughters ot his people,'" Mr. Uartor said, "That was BO much liku Mr. Davis." '.Why do you object to it?" Paid J. for by this time all tho ontlitisiasm ol my nature was aroused; "you aro u minister; you speak of your congrega lion as your people, tiny are more your : than mino; just so. Mr. Davis alluded to tho Southern people us his people; they ure moro his Mum yours, ami 1 delight to love, lo honor and reverence him. Mr. Davis is tho only man living whoo: I should feel willing to ki:<s thc hand ol und feel honored in so doing." I smiled as 1 reali/.ed hov, far my wo man's love of hero worship, combin?e with my indignation, had carried me, and our conversation was changed let, mutual oonsent, not until .Mr. Carter ha expressed a sufficiently high opinion o Mr. Davis to satisfy oven my wish to di him homage. Yesterday morning Turner rode inti tho city and Jeff and 1 drove in Mn buggy. Wo hoped to seo Mr. Davis Tho morning was beautiful, and u roomorios of tho past-tho Con f?d?rai past- thronged my mind, they wen Boftoned by tho prosonco of beautifu nature. Jeff and I talked, and ho pani Bnutobes of little songs, and as wo drovi through tho "Double Branohee" wi watched tho tish aa tiny glided by, un. my heart had a singularly uplifted feel ing and an over present sonso of th goodness of dod. Arriving in tho city I rood that Presi dent Davis would have a reception fror twelve until two o'clock. Aeoompunie by Turner, Jeff und Mary Vason, w called ut tho Planters' Hotel. Coloni Snead met us at the door, aud we waite n few moments until a party who ha been introduced finished their convert* lion. "Is that President Davis?" 1 ci quired, us 1 suw a gentleman bow to a introduction, "Yee, wouldn't you liuv known him by bi? pioturo?" "No," replied, "be is much bettor looking youuger looking." J nat thou tho Pros dent turned, and Colonel Snead int ri duned us. i shook builds with him, un for tho moment forgot all else in ti gri at content of au accomplished hop< Drawing my little boy to mo I intri duct-d him ai "Jeff Davis Thomas." ii look Jeff's hand in his, drew him olosel to him and held there, with his an around him, "I oanuot toll yoi madame, hov/ highly I approciuto th compliment," said ho. My heart warr od at his reception of Jeff, and ? adda "You will understand how dear you a to tho 'dear daughters of your pconh os you so gracefully term us, whon I o plato to you that our littlo boy w named for you tho afternoon you poasi through Augusta a prisoner. Wooouldi nothing else to show our sympathy, n wo honored oursolvsos in oalling lum f you." "My dear madamo," ho replie "I upprcoUto thc compliment so mm tho moro." Wo i ontinuod the conven con a low moments longer, but darli f ut. limo soul had met with soul and ?bink I understand his churactor beti than 1 did l>eforo. Wo withdrew to permit other inti dactions, and as 1 stood and contrat his ereot figure and graceful beari i with those wno were presented to him was proud of "our President." lie is no epiiotly ologaut, BO perfectly sulf-pos 8668001 not haudsonio, but bearing about bim that unmistakable air of a gentle? mau, without which, for me, tho band* Bomest face would have no attraction. During cmr conversation Mr. Davie ro marked to mo that "ho bad great faith in tho Southern women-that they would train their boys light," adding as hu placed hi? hand upon Jeff's bead, "it will all ooma out right. 1 may not livo to seo it. but it is not in tho naturu of God to allow the best people ho ever made to remain permanently under the rule of tho meanest." That remark gavo me tho key to undorstond why it has not for one moment occurred io nie to ren der tho homage ot* kissiug bin baud as 1 bad tho night bet?re said 1 wotdd bo willing to do. President Davis was tho courtly, elegant gentleman, but not per* feet, as that remark indicated. I do not woudor after his treatment that bo should talk BOJ bu* ho H mistaken, wo are not tho best, nor are tho ?a .kees the worst people ( ?od ? ver made. As wo baile him good bye, numbers continuing to call, ho again expressed his appreciation of tho compliment I hod paid him, and alluded to tho circum stance under which .Jelf bad been mimed, increasing tho value of tho com pliment. Mr. Davis drew Jell' to him and kissed him, and also kissed Mary, wno was elegantly dressed and looking beautifully. 1 shook hauds with bim and loft boping taut this would not bo tho last opportunity 1 should have of Booing "ourPresident." I hive had no President sim e then, cuni until a South* oru man, not n Radical, presides in tho White (louse l will aoknowledgo notio, 'ibo bone of coutontiou, ucgro sktvory, ha? booti removed, and ?di may yet be wall. .Not long since tho Pennsylvania Legislature donated a largo sum of money for removing tho Confederate doad m thai State, and from my heart 1 thank thom. Among tho distinguished men who called ou Mr. Davis I observed Govornoi Jenkins who has just returned from Eu rope, Genoral Lafayette MoLaws, Gon end St?.vail, and General Harris with Dr. Dugas. Editors Chronicle: Aua OCTA, Ootobor 21, 1887.- -The above wa i mitton sixteou years ago. My little boy i a man now. Ho does not know that I publish this, my interview with "oar President," but be generally thinks "mamma knows best." Mr, 1 lavis is an old gentleman now. 1 have nevor seen him since. Now, us then, J would render him homage. AH in thc long ago "I did all I could," so uow 1 send thia leaf from my journal, and witl it invoke God's Messing upon tho ex President of tho Confederate States. Mus. J, .1. THOMAS. \ i>\"i Ot' THANKSGIVING Tim Annual Proclamation by Hie I'rcsl dont-Thmniliiy, tho ?lili liny of Novoui lier v j, p , I H i. a. WASUIXOTON, Octobi r 2~>.-The lol lowing proclamation was issued late lill aftoruoon: A PIlOi I.AM.vriON. Dy tho President of tho United States The goodness and mercy of God wbiol have followed the American peoplo dui lug all tho days of tho past year claiu their grab nil r?cognition and liumbi acknowledgment, Hy His oxnnipoten power ll?: bas protected us from war am pestilence and from every nationn calamity. Dy His gracious favor th earth luis yielded generous return bj tb labor of tho husbandman, and every pat of honest toil bas lc?l to comfort un contentment. Dy His loviug-kindnec tba heiu ts of our peoplo bavo been rt plonishcd with frat? mal sentiment an patriotic endeavor, and by His unt il io guidance wu have lua u directed in tb way e>f national prosperity. To tho end th wo may with oue ac cord testify our gratitude for all thos blessings, J, drover Cleveland, Pros dent of tho United States, do burch designate and set apart Thursday, tl twenty-fourth day ol November next, i a day of thanksgiving and prayer, to I observed by all thc people til tho lam On that day let all secular work and en ploy mont be suspended, and ci* oi people nssomblo in their aconstomc places of wor.ship, and with prayer at songs ?>t praise givo thanks to oi Heavenly Father for all that lie has doi for us; while wo humbly imploro fe giveness ol our sins and tho contin?an* of His mercy. Lot families and kindred bo r?unit on that day, ami let their hearts, lilli with kindly cheer und affectionate i niiiiiseeiice, bo turned in thankfulness tho Source of all their pleasures and ti Giver of all that makes thu day glad ai joyinis, and iu tho midst of our worsll and our happiness let us remember ll poor, tho needy and tim un fortuna! ami by our nifts of charity uud rea? bonovolouce let us increase tho nome of those who, with grateful hearts, sin join in our thanksgiving. In witness whereof I have set my lia and caused the seal of thu United Sbil to bu hereunto fixed. Dono at tho city of Washington, tl 25til day of October, in tho year of o Lord 1M7, oad of tho Imlopundunoo the United States the I12tb. Gnovjtn CI.KVII.AM. By tho President: Thoa. F. D.iya SecroUry o? SU.to. _ TH? Origin ol ? bo vv m ?i o Hood 1? " Tho wc il "lioodlo" has gone inbi 1 United States language. Eastern nc paliers, even those of Boston, uso without quotation marks. We la Iii tho word originally appeared in Commercial Gazette in a ropoi t of 1 gruut American Esprcss robbery in C ciuuati fioveral 3 cars ago. Ono Sum afternoon a onodiorfiO wagon wai drb np the oflleo on Etoo* street, a small ii traveling safe loaded on ami taken ocr tho river iuto Kentucky and rill Larry 11 i/.en, tho famous old dotoeti .employed by tho Express Company work np th? oaso, anet ho succc?ih d recovering moat of tho mouoy. WI mot hy a reporter at the police stat [ after tho lucky capturo 11 a/en throw his banda in happy mood and exclaim "Wo'vo got tho "boodle!" Tho w was afterwards used to donoto mo used for dishonest purposes in 1? politics, and disreputable politioiftili the oily and State oamo to be known "boodlors" and their party as "boodle party." Tho word sprca-l usage ana is now common throng! the country.-Cincinnati Commoron: -...V, . ... ' IN HOMAGE OF THE HERO LEE. LAYING TUB COHN Elt-STONI : OK TH li MONUMENT AT UIOUMONl). A I'ageaut aud n Celebration Worth} I tito Great Chleltalii Iii Wilone Honor Hi j wore Aliiile-Wadu llatuptoii >iur ^i. il . . tho Day. RICHMOND, VA., October 27.-lu suite of tho raiuy weather thc city thia morn ing soon (showell sigua of interest in tin connu-.!; ceremonies, tho crowd being the largest seen hero iu a gn itt many y< ors. At a very carly hour tho Bound of drum and bugle noted tho preparations for tho grand parado. Before 10 o'clock tho raitt bad temporarily ceased, bul tho clouds remained uubroki u aud thrca ll ing. People, however, scorned not to notice this, but hod apparently made up their minds to carry out thc programme of thc day iu all itu detail:-, "rain or shine." Tho visiting military l'orco consista of two corps of cadets, ono from tho Vir ginia Military Instituto uud tho other from tho Blaoksburg Agricultural and Mechanic d College, two regiment of Virginia infantry, throe companies of oavalry, four companies of artillery, iwo companies of infantry from North Caro lina and ono irom .Marj land, Besides t lioso thero uro so vc ral camps of Con federate veterans from tl i lieront parts of tho State and six bund rod veterans of tho .Maryland Lino. Tho hitter arrived hore this morning and their appearance on the street, with tito Marino Band ol Washington at tho hoad of tho lino, created considerable interest, and they wore everywhero greeted with enthusi asm. Pour professors and ?fty-flvo students arrived tins morning from thc Washing ton and Leo University. (General R. E. Loo was at the timo of his death presi dent of tho institution and was succeed ed by his sou, General G. W. Custis Leo, who i.i now president. Owing to , tho recent, illni- . of tho latter ho unablo to participate in to-day'a cere monies, but his brothers, Goueral W. ii. P. Loo (popnlaily known us Uoonj Leo and Captain Robert E. Leo, aro hero. Tho only other immediate mem bers of tho family uro two datlghi who aro at present in Eliropo. At n few minutes before ll o'el everything being in readiness, the pro cession began lo movo. At tho head of tho linc, after detach- ; monta of moulded police, carno tho chief marshal of tho day, Gonoral Wad. 1 lampton, riding side by sido with GovernorFitzhugh Leo, both, superbly mounted. Then followed thc Govornor'a staff, in brilliant uniform, and tho u.s-i.-,t nut marshals. Nvrxt iu : ucees-ive order carno tho Virginia Ooufodorato votcrau camps, thc vctorans of tho Maryland Lino, tho volunteer infantry of Virginia and North Carolina, tho artillery and then all tho various civic organizations, embracing tho Grand Lodgo of Virginia Masons, two commaudories of Knights Templars, Blue Lodgo .Masons, Druids, Elks, Junior Order of American Mo ohanios, odd Fellows and other societies iu regalia, i Tho whole made such a display ns luis , never boen aeon in Richmond. Douse crowds packed tho sidewalks along tho whole route of inarch, timi tho populace gave vont lo their enthusiasm in almost incessant cheers, to bo but increased as somo favorite or lamed organization passed by. Tho procession was nearly an lu ur passing a given point, tho Richmond Uro department, with all its apparatus, bringing up tho roar. Windows and every other available elevated place ahoi ,' tho lino of march we re lill, d \.ith peo- j plc, mainly ladies, who cheered tho ?vol tiroco&sionists by '.saving hats and hand- j terelliefs, and expressed their pleasure I iu various other ways. The scone as tho hoad of tho column marched into tho monument grounds ivan (despite tho drizzle i very inspiring, General Youle Hampton aud Govern* i Loo rodo in frout, sitio by side, us lov ingly HS when in Otbor days they com manded tho oavalry of tho Army of Northern Virginia. 'Tho statue of Fume crowning Leo nt tho entrance of tho grounds was Stir rouudod by about ono bund rod votoran inmates of th*' Confederate Soldiers' Rome, and us tho lion-1 of tho lino ap proached they unveiled tho statue and llred a salute. This statue is a plaster cost of colosf-ul size, au imitation granito bose, designed and constructed b;> .lohn A. Eldon and W. L. Sheppard, two of Richmond's best know n artist;, and is a decided feature of tho many designs and decorations to bo soon throughout tho city. Tho enthusiasm of tho veterans of tho Leo Camp Homo svas touching to witness, ivs thoy recognized so many o? their old loaders and comrades in lino aud greeted thom with un old-time Con federate yoll, which, if not us strong ns m ho mer days, waa at lOtV.t OS b arty and sincero. Tho grand stand, to which admission waa bad ouiy by tickets of invitation, waa soon ulled, while many thousands stood in tho mud and ruin in as oloso proximity as possible. The Marino Rand of Washington played "Dixio," "Huir Spangled H in ner," "Yankco Doodle," and other pop ular airs, while tho veterans, the (?rand Lodge of Masons and other organiza* lions took tho places assigned thom. Despite tho constant drizzlo, wbioh soon increased to a hurd rain, people bold their places with amu/ing patience. A veteran voioed tho sentiments of all when ho said: "Wo used to follosv Marse Hob in much svorso weather than liii!1, aud surely we can cheerfully stand this to do him honor." Governor Leo called tho vast assom bl age to order, und introduced tho Rev. Dr. .Moses D. H?ge, of Richmond, who offered a fervent and appropriate prayer, in which ho thanked God for tho lifo and oxamplo of R. E. Leo, and prayed (hal his old soldiers and tho risu genera tions might imitate his many virtuoe. Tho Grand Lodgo of Virginia Masons, the Most Worshipful Grand Master, W. | F. Drinkard, prodding, took chargo oi tho oomor-stono and, in "duo and an cient form" and with tho imposing rites of tho Ordor, proooodod to lay it. At tho oonolusion of the ooremonioe Governor Lee, in the name of tho Loo iMBCMMIMBpMI*YV'fanni uvOTiai JJJJM*HU?-- .T....*-, Monuuiont Association, rocoivod the wojh from thu lund", of ?bo Grand Mas ter, ami oxpiestcd tho hopo that tho monument might "bo as enduring as tho reputation of tho soldiez whoso memory it oommomoratcd." Al this juncture tho rain became BO kcavj that tlu Governor, af ter consulta tion with otlrors, announced thal further i KI robes would bo suspended, and that thu poem and oration would bo doliver od to-nigld m tko hall of tho House of Delegates, Tho crowd oven tbonsoomod roluotuut to disperse, bnt finally sought shelter in thc best of humor, many proceeding to tho Stuto Fair grounds to ?pond tho ro maiudor <;t' tho day. Among tho many ox-Confoderates present, who were frequently greeted willi oboe rs and applause as they were recognized by the crowd, wer'". Ca nomi u. LI. F, Leo and Captain Henry j.,:*, .sons of thc dead chieftain, Goucruls Wado Hampton, .Joseph 1',. Johnston, Jubal A. Early, Daniel llugglos, J. D. Emboden, liradloy T. Johuyon, Wm. McComb, il. JJ. Page, Ocorgo S. Stuart, H. S. Lomax, Hebert Hansom, Mat Uausom, Ephu Hunton, C. .M. Wild se, NV, I). Taliaferro, ex-Govoruor William ' unieron, United Slides Senator .John W. Daniels, also Colonel ('burles Mar shall, of General H. F.. JJCO'? stall", and many others of les er rank, but oqually well known and revered by the people el tho South. TUB I.vr.Ni.vi CEulilllhVnON. Tho evening ceremonies were held in tho hall of tho House of Delegates, tho .spacious room beni;-; lided to its utmost capacity. Governor Lee introduced G< nora) Jubal A. Early, to presido over tho meeting. General Early was received with great enthusiasm, After a brief acknowledgment, bc introduced Captain Wm. Gordon McCabe, of Petersburg, who paid a glowing tribute to tin Into Captain James Barron Hope, the gifted author of tho poom whioh be WUK about to road. Ho then proceeded with tho reading. Captain MoCabo's recitation Oi the poora v.as masterly ?li its manaor nod Was fr tenn ry iui rrupted with raptur ous applausoi Gcuorul Eat ly next introduced Colonel Charit:!) Marshall, military secretary of General it. E. hu ?, who delivered tho oration of tbs day, which waa au able ..ml eloquent review of theohoraob .. und career of thc beloved Southern chi-. Hain. At tho conclusion of Colonel Mur hali's oration, the reading of which occupied over an hour uno u half, Wndo Hampton was called upon and responded in a ici remarks, in tho courso of which ho said I hat ho regarded Locas even a greater mau than Washington, aud spoko oi tho ..pi at veneration which tho people I ? South Carolina bad tor thc dead Con tedorato ohioftuin. General Early then closed tito pro ceedings will appropri?t* remarks, sud HID gathering dispersed, and thus ended a day which will over bo memorablo in the history of Itiobmoud. Tim OKI. \ . KSI i.wnii:IT. ?Ur. Grady's IIIUNIMH C'-J1I?HI Out-lion Ile WIM ?luc?' I lu m OMI ml eil. (From ll o Athena Cn imo. ) Wo have fi'oqtu otly Ixen a ked what ls tho giente.sl exhibit a tie. ??jII iii'ls? Tho answer uiihcsibdiugl^ la '.ILoiiry Grady." Ji is Grady who planned Ibo Piedmont Exposition; Oraibj who ad vertised it; Grady,.seconded by Senator Cohiuitt, wii ? si cared ;i?" attendance of tho President, aud Grady who got tho Whol? State wild Oil Ibo subject. A prominent Athens gentleman said to Grady on tho ground:', ju I its wo wire lini.tiling dinner, "C rady, 1 have often beard ot a mun boiUg worth ill . weight in gold, but yon aro worth your weight in diamonds to Atlanta." Grady smiled and blushed, and shirted lo ri treat, but returned and related ll funuy experience nt tho grounds the ulghl boforo, "I was sitting with my family," said he, "watohiug tho display ol Uro works, aud to my astonishment Ibo (lan?os throw out piolaros ol Govornor Gordon and myfcoli. Tho compliment wan ap preciated by in> friends, nun even after Governor Gordon's picture burned out mine remained. Finally, my loit eye dropped out, rny noso ll/.zed away, and my chin molted. 1 watohed nay own dissolution with curious feelings, and, mortifying to relate, w hen thc wboio lae?: and head had been extinguished, my mouth remained ii flaming brand of lire. Tho crowd cheered, and for onco in my life 1 was silent." 'i lic Cro|tH ni tiwi Vonr. The anuual roporl of tho Commission cr of Agrionltaro has been banded to the printer, and wc are permitted totakotl e Following extracts iroiu the report re garding tho yield of the principal Ol ops of tho State: Tho .si?.l l m cotton ia estimated at ?05,ll'i bales, au increase over lost year's erop of 7"),1 l l bales, Tho yield of corn is estimated at 17,41)0,000 htisbols, r.n in crease of 8,605,522 luc h?is. The yield of tico is 07,782,020 pounds, a doorcase of 1,848,002 pounds. Tho yield of win ni is 1,121,4*12 bushels, a doorcase of 80,055 bushels, Tho yield of oats is 4.001,075 bushels, an in?rense of 800,818 bu. lids. Tho yield of sugar cano is 200,700 gal lons, a di eil uso of 50,001 gallons. '1 lie yield of sorghum is 040,685 gallons, a decrease of 0,070 gallons. Tho yield of tobacco is 888,623 pounds, adocriasoof 181,686 pounds. Tho yield of peas is 705,810 bnshols, au increase of 13,424 lac h?is. Tho yield of sweet potatoes is 8,107,701 bushels, adeoroaso of 702,548 bui bois, Tho yield ol irish potatoes is 571,820 bushel--', a decrease of 100,208 bushels, It is estimated that thc yield of hay, poavino hay and oom fodder is 806,240 tons, or 18,288 tons in oxees* of lust year. The value of farm supplies purchased during tho your in ostiruaU d ut tho same as tho amount purchased last year -8,r?,OOt),lM10. Tho aggroguto valuo of tho principal crops p roda cod tho present yoar is esti mated at ^6,068,000, whioh oxoocds tue value of agricultural productions as re lurncd at the tenth census by about $5,000,000, and thatof last year by about S*,0Od,U?U | J. K. i'livsioo's Merchant Tailor JOs tablishmont, Columbia, S. G., is in full bloat. Only a look will Convince any ono. All that want a first-class fitting suit try bim. A full lino of the best I goods on hand. 'I'ALMAU K ON A NI MOSITY. Ifo Tul IN Ills lloaren to l-Ixorclsfl I o 11 0111 - ?.ii I-'IM'K?voile**-Man, wilone Laal PIM I* im Morey for Himself, Should ?rant lt to Ilia Neighbor*. ' . 1 iurness your forgiveness to tho sun set! If 3 011 don't forgive your enemies you won't como near euough to tho har bor ol' lleuvon to seo the lightship," said Ur. Talnmge, addressing some 5,000 people in tho Brooklyn Tubernaolo ou Sunday morning. "Ob, let not tho sun go down on your wrath," ho contiuued. '-Don't wait till 0.05 this ovoning, when tho min acts to forgive, but do it at tho meridian. Vory ninny people aro troubled with insomnia. Few can sloop peacefully from 10 at night till f! tho next morning. I'll givo you an unfailing recipe for wakefulness. Think over all thc wrongs that havo boon done yoti by people, thon write u long lcttor about it; take oui of their pigeon holes ail tho meun things you know about your ont mies, tuen go to bleep if you can; lio on your^buck and you'll havo a nightmare. .'My friends, it is best to put a bound on your animosities. Will you lot the man who robbed you como and bond over your pillow? AVhy not fcuco him oil' with the golden burs of sunset? Why lot these thoughts disturb your slurabora? I'be fact is there tue thousands of mon and women who let their thoughts do stroy their physical haalth. Many a mau carries beneath bis vest ?1 gnawing ani mosity. There are hundreds of thou sands ( ! families where tbero is tho greatest nood of a spirit of forgiveness. By thc memory of your lather's and mother's gravo be reconciled.'' Dr. Tulniage related a case of faith imo that,bu witnessed in JOuglund, where tho uso of a womuu's arm, that bad boon useless 1er years, was restored to ber in prosonco of a number of people. "Hinco thin," s ud be, "1 believe Clod can do anything, l? a mun is ever so crooked with hate for a fellow being, dod can straighten bim out. Lay hold of Al mighty Clod and he'll help you. History tells ol' 11 man who hated bis father BO muoh that be burned las body after bo died, thou took tko ashes and put them m i sicks ?ind tied hull the sueks to eagles : ?nit flow east, und hull' to others that flow wost, " "mother reason why wo should for give,'' said thu preacher, "is that wo may not Uve to sec another day. Mo6t u c o plo die botwoon ll at night and 'J in die morning. Something in the atmos phere seems t ) relax the body from tho soul ut that time. They are apt to go mil during the darkest hours ol' tho uight, mid Heaven, always bright, is I n ighter then when they eider it. Oh, in that dark night, when we leave thia world, our great plea will be morey. What a plight our souls will bc in if wo como uni >rgivingl "1 know of nothing moro thrilling th au tho discovory at Pompeii of that ioldior who bad been on guard 1,700 your:-, standing with bandon sword, hoi met on bead, at the post of duty, when otbors in the doomed city were Hying for their lives. We want to be on guard for (?od, true lu re and true there. I don't suppose I'm much more of a cow ard t bun other people, but 1 toll you plainly 1 could not' sleep to-night unless 1 e iiild shako bunds with any ono on sartb." "It* a man won't reconciled you give in to bim, 'Oh,' says somo woman, '1 can't forgive "lier; .die's l ime too much; she's trio hateful; it's no use; I can't for give ber und 1 won't.' My sister, you can if you try, A man says: 'That fol low started those stories* m tho newspa pors b id me; he's too mean for any thing; I'll got even with him; I'll mako bim squirm.' Better resign that feeling, my fr loud. 'Hut,' says somo one iu tho gallery, 'you don't know what I've got to bear or you wouldn't talk that way.' '.Then you maka me think of the littlo girl who was helping bor fattier on moving day. The father put a largo package in lier ?inns, thon piled on article after attiolo till a stranger, who was passing, said: 'Hold on! you aro pulling too muck of a loud on that littlo gul.' Tho child, looking up askance at tho stranger, saul: 'Father knows bow much 1 can carry;' and our Father in Heaven knows how much wo can curry. "Another reason why wo ought to ally tho sublimest action with tho sublimest scene iu 1,atnie. It's delight ful to have some old placo, old tree, old room or old gate assoe:uh d with somo action. Now, O man, associate tho sun set with unlimited forgiveness of all eueiiiies. If you fail ut first, go right on. Shakespeare wrote seven plays be fore he wrote 'Hamlet' and twenty-eight before bc wrote 'Macbeth.' Tho man or woman least to blame is generally tho on" t<> t ike tho first step toward recon ciliation, Oh, mun, take that ?tcp, it will make you measure three inches moro around tho chest, your respiration will Ue better, 113c, it will make you moro like O od himself. "Harness your forgiveness to the sun set. You've heard about the sunset of Ibo Cordilleras, in the Apeniuoa and Italy; but there ia a finer one to bo seen when you throw all your animosities in ?md let the horses of Uro tramplo thom out, the chariots ol tire r- ll over them, the billows of lire o'otwhelm them. Clod's greatest achievement is this MUK et ; your greatest, forgiveness. "Von never saw two sunset? alike, mid I think that if Cod can alford to hang over the wall of Heaven moro master pieces of natural art than all tho Italian .md Venetian galleries contain ho can take good caro of us. If dod be for us who eun bo against us? Ho tho sunset of earth is tho sunrise of Heaven." Hrrnr nt n Funeral. Tii-KIN, Ou IO, October 97.-Alu funeral near Sycamore today, UH- team attacked to the henrse ran away sod the vehicle was reduced almost to kindling womb Tho collin wtis d i I.. I to the ground, thc lid 101 II ott and Ila- corpse rolled into the ditch hy the roadside. Other teams took fright and a general panie ensued. Women fainted, men jumped from thc carrlugos, wagons were overturned, horses became OD tangled In a general wreck, and several pet ons were more Of less seriously Injured. Kev. Mr. Howells, who was to have con duced the funeral exercises, was perhaps fatally injured lt is said in Washington that immigrants from Mediterranean ports Infected with .IIIIII ra ure scattered allover the United States, tt ls now proposed to send back all vessels that may hereafter arrive from I obolera ports if lt can lawfully I? done.