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lt f0A Huudre0 and Seventy-Five Clvi
t F( War Soldiers on the Active List
of the Army.
,eNew Orleans Tiies Democrat...
a'smdtniNueuther 14.-Nc
ll1 senshtion was orehted today
jpmong army veterans in the war de.
FA t, ~y; an event_which has bsre
4 0$opdattention, On a asi
aY0iaaaination of the .be army
egst r it wp accidentally discov
;p' ea'that te e is now. oie regiment
' p the United States army Without
d fn officer in/ it who participated in
he ,ivil, w, either as .officer or An
;;listed man. It is the first break of
- e e iusjnce 1861. The 12th bav.
Wl qae bee4 flXt to clear its roster
f c9 nf f'forty yCara ago.
, PdmiibtiQ es and retirements last
4ear caused the transfer of Lieut.
CCl i. Godfrey from the 12th to the
9tl aavalry"As colonel, and Col. J. N.
Wheelan, its eolonel., was retired on
Decemher 0. last by operation of law
for age. They were the last two
civil war veterans in the regiment.
It happened that both, in order of
senority,.wert. succeedel by officers
who entered the army after the war
was over.
4o recent event has more striking.
fly emphasized the 'passing . of the
civil war veteran. Doubtless it is a
atter of--interest and satisfaction to
.the hundreds of officers who came
after, who have long been handi
-capped by the great names of the
"civil war.
The discovery -.led to the further
,one tl at thsreare now remaining no
more than 175 veterans of the civil
twar on the active list in the whole
militar.y.establishment, staff and line.
Within-a year.or,tvo there will be. a
dozen to -twenty regiments without a
single -epresentati,ve.
Out of the 750 officers of .all grades
required by the fifteen cavalry .regi.
ments, only 24 have civil war records.
T"PxeQjsely half the number are eolo.
-lelic _i :n six of the regiments there
is only-one each, two of whom are
- majors. The schedule of, retirement
dates shows that within a few months
more that half .the regular cavalry
regiments will have dropped their
last officer who fought against the
Confederate States.>
In every one of the thirty infantry
regiments there is still one or more
who bore arms in some capacity in
the civil war. But there is only a
eingle rep'eseutative each in twelve
of them, eleven of whom are old colo
.inels very near the retiring age.
'Ont of the aggregate~'1,500 officers
in these thirty infantry regiments
only 49 appear to have been soldiers
'of the civil war. Of 'their total of 90
majors only 9 remain who entered
'the -service, regular. -or volunteer,
iprior :to the surrender of Gen. Lee.
IBut of the 80 liei4tenant colonels 18
* date back to 1861--65, while every
'one of the colonels of infantry were
wivil war soldiers. By reason of pro.
undjipn of seniority up to to the -grade
of colonel the old 'fellowvs are neces
sarily found at the top.
Out of the total of 870 captains of
thel lie, infantry, artillery and cav
alry, only one and a civij war record,
Capt. Jdward A. Eidwards, 21st in
fantry. He served riarly 'three
e as a private in the.10th Con
neoiot volt:nteer infantry. Al
though 'he has been a soler contin
uously sine ostctbEr 10, 1881, Eai
*arditinot:beone an officer tntil
.388O. The apparent slowness 'of his
promotion is.explained by the 'faot
"tbhat prior to 1880, he .bad been -bon -
t4anuously'a hospital stewa%rd foi' six
teen years. There aite still sixteen
staff captains, including five chap.
-lains, who served in the civil war.
Of course not a single one of the
2,045 first and second lieutenants of
the army, including line and staff all
of a uigre recent generation, took
p*6 In the civil war.
l.Wiife a good mnany of the regi
mentis will soon be without a civil
war repiesentative, it will neverthe
less be several years before the last
*ot'the,a disappears from the act ivt
liof the, army, unless retired a
'tieur own reqgnest or by order of the
.',esident before reaching the retire
uent age of 604 years.
Cob. W% .. Wallace. of the 15ti
u~t~le flit icivil
aev ue t " "IO11
war i oterr liaeriqd of only
thirt ygigh g en. Wade
retire 4pril,' 419Q.,yt: y6sg . as
Wadej qy he has Ibeen
contiggonely;," "V4Q of regulars
since 4 1 -
story TI t, tY!6t $upport Mark
Waohington, Nov. 17.-Delega
tions pledge Itp o na for the pres
idengy are jikely to appe r in the
next Repiblican natio'ral Convention,
as a result ' of the president's' fight
against the movemept to reorganize
the party id,:tie Suth, A quiet
naovexnR oithert in Southern states
to fight th obseveabQOm is being
made b tu ading ;the~eupport of the
"Lily ite" Republicans to Hanna.
The white Republioans. are. thor
oughly in earnest in the purpose to
form- a white, m$n's party with a
view of attracting ( persons who
hitherto havheld aloof on account
of the negroquestion. he attitude
of Roosevelt, Payne -^'d Clarkson
has severely'' inrel 'tfti movement
and deprived them of federal pat
ronage. They intend to. keep- up
the fight regardles of :this attitude,
and as they control 6e party organ.
ization ig their states they can fight
the administration.
Brief Paragraphs Giving Some of the
Happenings.6 the World of Mko.
Fifty cases of dynamite exploded
in the Southern depot at Bell City{
Alabama,' on Monday, killing two
persons, wQunding ten and wrecking
ten houses,
Over 00,000 persons were exam
ined in and for. classjfied service dur
ing the last 4s04 year .says Civil
Service-Commissioner Serten in his
report. over 40,000 of whom passed.
A party of eight or ten Northern
capitalists and ,otton mill men will
visit Laurens and vicinity within the
next few daysi on a prospecting tour.
Two homicides have occurred in
Laurens County within the past
week. The parties are all colored.
Mr. Jas. B.. Oates, a prominent
citizen of York County, died on last
A negro was killed near Johnston
Saturday, the result of a negro gaim
bling spree.
*Dr. Joseph H. James, Pd. D., re
cently chief chemist for the Lake
Superior Power Company, at South
Ste. Marie, has accepted the profess.
orship of organio he*\istry and dy
ing in Clemson college.
Mr. B F. Culbertson, of Anderson,
committed suicide by taking mor
phine, in Birmingham, Ala., a few
*days ago.
Batesburg wants the Aiken trolley
line extended to that place, thence
on to join the jioposed Columbia
and Lexington line.
Dr. J. C. Kilgo dedicated a hand
some new Methodist church at Dar
lington, on Sundaiy.
Attorney General Bellinger's
younge son had the misfortune to
break his'leg while playIng foot ball
one day the first of the week.
County Pension Agents.
[Col. Spi. to News and C6'urier. j
Assistant Attorney General Gun
ter/'today rendered an opinion that
edunty pension agents are not offi-.
cers in the view of the constitution
and are not debarred from holding
another office, The case was pre.
sented from Colleton County. These
pension, officers were created by th~
laAt legislature, but they will not be
. elected until next January. They
are chosen by the county, penslon
' boards from among their number.
The .Southl oNian Loldag After His
01 Wells in Texas.
[Houston Pc at.]
Senator Ben Tillman, of South
Carolina, spent a few hours in Hons
t6n yesterday and left via the South
ern Pacific last night for New Or
leans, with the intention of stopping
over today at Beaumont.
The Senator had... been visiting
Middle Texas points and lectured
Thursday pvening at Cameron. He
spent yesterday morning at Galves.
ton, coming to'Houston on the after.
ioon train.
He met quite a number of gentle
men at the Rice Hotel last night, be
ing introduced to several of the
prominent citizens by Col. R. M.
Johnston, who has known the sena
tor for many years.
Speaking of the late elections,
Senator Tillman said he rather ex
pe0ted the outcome ,and remarked
that he did not know but that it was
just as well that the Democrats lost
the House, because, with the Senate
and Presidency both in the hands of
the Republicans, the Democrats
could accomplish little, if anything,
by having the popular branch of con
gress. The senator said that he had
not taken a great deal of interest in
politics since congress adjourned.
He asked many questions about
Texas, its resources, prospects, geog
raphy, etc , and that his own state of
South Carolina is growing rich on
cotton manufacturing; that he knew
of instances whete investors had
made from 80 to 90 per cent the first
year in the factory business, or, in
other words, practically got their
money back from their original in.
vestment within that time.
The senator looks to be in splen
did health, and exhibited his charac
teristic congeniality to thpse with
whom he conversed. He is one of
the most picturesque of all public
men and, though a fighter all the
way through, is pesoually very pop
ular in the American 'Senate.
Newspaper Employe Recovers Hip Purse
and Contents.
[The State, 1.8.]
While coming into the city ' on a
a train at the close of fair week an
employe of The State's mechanical
department lost his purse, whioh
contained a considerable son of
m~oney. le nissed it soopx sfter
leaving the train, and though he con
cluded that a pickcpooket had
"touched" him, he notified the police
and' the railroad authorities. Jt
happened that Dr. liarding, the
well-known Oolum~bia dentist, was
on the train, and he fou~nd the purse.
He had to go on to Newberry where
he remained some time. As soon
as he returued to the city he report
ed his find to the railroad authori
ties, with the result that the young
man who lost the purse has gotten it
back with all its contents and is most
thankful to Dr. Harding.
Report Shows a Total of Fifteen Billion
Pieces Handled.
Washmngton, Nov. 18.-The an
nual report of James E. White, gen
eral superintendent of the railway
mail service, shows that during the
last fiscal year the casualties aimong
employees exceeded the record of
any previous year. -There were 9
railway postal clerks killed, 88'seri
ously injured and 802 slightly in
j ured.
There were handled during the
year in the railway mail service 15,
002,880,040 pieces of mail, in addi
tion to a total of 24,174,174 regis
tered packages and cases, through
registered pouches and "in~ner regis
tered packs." The ratio'of errors in
distribution of this mail was one to
every 11,502 pieces of mail.
The reports show..here were 9,781
clerks in the service and the grand
total of miles covered by traveling
postoffices (railroad, steamboat and
electric) was 178,790, in addition to
over 101,000,000 miles of service per
formed annually by means of closed
mail ponches.
Bran New Stock Schloss Bron
-this season,
we have decided to make a chan
It is not a ruse to get rid
shelf from season to seas
No odor of moth balls or c
clothing which is to go in t
remarkable, because ever
date in quality and style
in any market of this coun
We Mean What We Say i
And $10,000 worth of the very best
Clothing is to be closed out at Cost,
and if anybody can find' an old gar
ment in the lot, we will forfeit the
value.of the whole stock.
Suits for Men, Youths, Boys! !
A fine selection! Latest styles! Best
fabrics! Such an opportunity has
never before been placed before the
purchasing public..
A Genuine Cost Sale
Of Clothing is such a rare event that 4
we must persist in the statement &
that here goes a Real Cost Sale, and j j
all who.want any of the splendid j -
Suits will find it out to fhei-r great j I
regret if they.delay long in cQming j j
to see how it 1s-~94
Comeo and Soe Us! --w
Sellers of $1O,000 stoCk of New C
selling at Cost $10,000 Stock (
WP S.-Turn it and look at it any way y<
A CAR FAMINE' the effects and the railroads soor
So Much Freight Ha Inconvenienced the (lg[esto moat the e wfrei oght
Roads of the Country.
A Serious Collision,
Tv here is a car famine on nerl Augusta, Nov. 7.-T-'he festivi
and the railroad people are puzzled te fteEk anvl hc
to know what.to do with freight. A in full blast, were someiwhat. inter
prominent freight agent yesterday ruipted tonight by a fearful acciden
remarked that, the lack of freight oars on Broad street. A Southern rail
was seriously hampering the move- way engine and an electric car came
ment of trains and that something ther.froniT te tlri cr (1w
must be done and done quickly to Smith, a popular young man, book
relieve congestion. The famine start. I keeper for Horkan & (Co., of thiu
ed on the Pennsylvania road and city, had his head and arms severet
spedall over the country. from his body. He died instantly
The Sonth, which is usually free anmera were killed o esinitre
rom such u\nuoyanlces, soon felt b)y the aceitent.
. y.. v +wa..a.&. V
a.' celebrated goods I All bought
and now to be closed out because
,e in our business on January 1st.
of clothing carried on the
on, for five or eightu years.
reases of dust of years on
Is most remarkable sale
Y garment is new, up-to
the best that can be had
Now, We Are Not Selling
Shoes, Hats and Gents' Furnishings
at cost, but We do sell the celebrated
I Florsheim and Stetson,Shoes for men
and afine line of Shoes for women
at prices which will meet all compe
Our Lir!e of Hat,
Arad Gerts' Furnishigmgs CQmris
the Best Qualities and Latest Styles
to be found in Newerry pr else
SWe Are strictly Up-To.
Date and we are Selling Goosa
very Low Prices.----od a
k-.--Come and See Upr,
lothing at Cost'and persisting irn
>f New Clothing.
>u may, it is a Genuine Cost Sale.
THE E.-P. co.
ThDDY IS BCLARBDI GAMEi. Mr. McDongal, one of the managers
So Goodof the Smedes plantation, who killed
ISGodan Authority as Wade Hlampton's him at 70 paces. The President,
Old Hunting Negro Says Roose- who had started this morning with
velt Has Grit. Col. Collier, did not hear the dogs
after they first struck the trail.
Smedes, Misis., Nov. 17-The TePeiettkshsillc
bears in the s4wampJ country around go auel.H asi ssml
'he President,'s camp on the Littlethfotnofhaendtthewl
Sunflower seems t.o have effected ahaealstrtooow
successful combination to prevent the Thharkletoywige22
President from having a single shot pud. JdeDcisn i h
at One of them in the expedition onythrm beofhepty lo
The only one the dogs started today hsfrdaso.Tejdemse
fled in a northeasterly direction ata wm dert10 ar.
the first cry of alarm and did not
stop running until he reached the
canebrakes abouit nine nale away Lai'Jcktat$20rouel
from camp. He wtheofortukz yt 1.0neto cas an ht We wil

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