The Times-Picayune from New Orleans, Louisiana (2024)


CCINTON, Oct. was a large attendance at the fair to-day. Sam Booker, D. W. Pipes, owner.

took the premium the best 3-year-old stallion: Emina May, 8-year-old mare, Dr. L. G. Perkins owner, first premium; colt under 3, Sanol, owned by W. A.

Henderson, premium; yearling colt, owned by W. A. Moody, and suckling colt, owned by Geo. J. Ramsey, first premium; best colt between 1 and 9 years, owned by W.

A. Moody, first premiura; best stallion and colt, Wickland. by Dr. E. C.

McKowen, took first premium. Half- Mile Race -Won by Nicholls, Overton's Belle second. Best boy rider under 12, gold medal' Israel; best display of mules, R. H. B.

Thompson; best double tea m. East Feliciana raised, Dr. E. C. Me Kowen.

Trotting Race--Mile heats. Bob Lee, George Gayden, owner, won, time 3:09, 12; May second, A. J. Norwood, owner. Two Hundred and Fifty Yards For ponies under fourteen hands.

Windsplitter, McQueen, owner, won, time 17 seconds; Dexter, second money, NAPOLEONVILLE. Congressman Price Makes a Telling Speech. NAPOLEONVILLE, Oct. Notwithstanding that everybody is busy grinding, an enthusiastic meeting was held at the courthouse yesterday to listen to the speech of our distinguished nominee for congress, Hon. Andrew Price.

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Francis A. Tete, president of the central executive committee, who nominsted Hon. Joseph E. Le Blanc as chairman and Mr.

Pierre J. Gilbert secretary. About thirty of the best citizens who were present were vice presidents. The speech of Hon. Andrew Price was a grand one, touching all the political issues of the day.

A series of resolutions were adopted pledging support of Cleveland and our favorite. Andrew keep up record for our nominee. Price, four congress. Assumption will RAYVILLE, ceed himself. WHITE CASTLE.

Rousing Democratic Meeting. RAYVILLE, Oct. of Richland parish, both white And colored, crowded the courthouse here and were addressed by Hon. C. J.

Boatner and F. P. Stubbs, of Monroe, and Judge R. H. Lee, of New The meeting was presided over by J.

W. Willis, who introduced the speakers, and W. Mangham acted as secretary. The speakers handled third party and independent candidates without gloves, and forcibly appealed to the people to support the ticket headed by Cleveland and C. J.

Boatner 88 the regular nominee of the Fifth congressional district to suc- Cruelly Beaten and Robbed. WHITE CASTLE, Oct. morning an old white man the name of Henry Castaing was waylaid and robbed Pa some money near Texas and Pacific track, on the Laurel Ridge plantation, by two negroes, Jesse Hair aud Chas. Jones, claiming tO hail from West Baton Rouge and Arkansas respectively. The two brutes, after inflicting several wounds in the old tried to make good their escape, but were captured by Mr.

W. N. Gilbert, the efficient overseer of Mr. James 8. Tuttle, who turned them over to Judge A.

E. Rybiski, of White Castle. They were tally identified by the old man. BATON ROUGE. Appointments by the Governor, two weeks.

ALEXANDRIA. The Loss of the Levins Saws Mill FireCaptain Kerr to Inspect the Levees. BATON ROUGE, La, Oct. Foster has made the following appointments: Frank L. Richardson and Chas.

Cartell of New Orleans, Jos. C. Beasley of Sureveport and H. N. Sherburne of Baton Rouge, commissioners of the direct tax fund; Joseph McAlpin, notary public, parish of Vernon; Jos.

Cazezu, constable, Tenth ward, Plaquemines parish; H. D. Briggs, notary public, Vest Carroll parish. Governor Foster was at his office this morning, the first time in more than ALEXANDRIA, Oct. At the fire last evening at Levins' saw mill, six miles from here, on the Housten Central, Arkansas and Northern Railway, the dry kiln was destroyed and 150.000 feet of lumber and a number of platforms.

The saw mill was saved by a vigorous fight. The loss is estimated at $6000. Captain F. M. Kerr.

assistant state engineer. arrived here this evening, and will make a thorough inspection of the levees in this district, from here to West Melville, to Atchafalaya river. NEW IBERIA. 4 Negro Killed--Archbishop Janssens in Town. NEW IBERIA.

Oct. Yesterday afternoon at the W. R. Taylor: refienry, the workmen were constructing a derrick 95 feet high for the purpose of raising the two large smokestacks, when one of the large timbers gave way and fell. In its fall it struck one of the workmen, Paul Martin, colored, on the head, crushing the skull and causing instant death.

Archbishop Janssens arrived here totion day, and to-morrow will hold confirmaservices at St. Peter's Catholic FLORENVILLE. Hobgood En Route to New Orleans, FLORENVILLE, Oct. Orleans Colonel Hobgood went through to New on the East Louisiana Railroad this morning in the hands of the deputy sheriff of Washington parish. NEWELLTON.

Jail Burned and a Prisoner CreThe mated. ST. JOSEPH. Oct. town Jail in Newellton.

was destroyed by fire its about 2 o'clock yesterday morning and only inmate, a negro named Bob Lee, was burned to death. It is prethat the negro Lee, who was sumed Tery desperate character, fired the building with the hopes of escaping. when the was was almost discovered, and consumed the building infortunate negro's charred remains Here found among the ruins. VIDALIA. Ginhouse Burned.

VIDALIA, Oct. ginhouse OIL the Rota Quinta Plantation, in Concordia parish, was destroyed by fire at 8 o'clock this mornwith fifteen bales of cotton and the seed from about seventy bales. place belonged to Sheriff A W. Mr. Metcalfe, and was being planted by James H.

Pendleton. It was not stated how the fire started, nor whether or a not there was any insurance on gin or cotton. LAFAYETTE. The Foreman Murder Case. LAFAYETTE, Oct.

The regular term the district was concluded to dat and court adjournment taken until next April. Just before final adjournment application for bail was made by counsel in the Willie Foreman murder case but was denied by Judge Allen. Foreman thus remains confined in the parish jail until next April. MISSISSIPPI. death of Mrs.

Harrison. GLOSTER. Hon. E. H.

Rateliff on the Stump. GLOSTER, Oct. 26. GRENADA. General Walthall Addresses Large Crowd--Racing at the Fair.

GRENADA, Oct. second day of! the tair was grand success. The great Democratic rally which had been advertised, to take place today brought together a large crowd, variously estimated at from 2000 to 3000. General Walthall was the orator of the distance day, and many people came a long to hear this distinguished senator. General Walthall is well known throughout Mississippi and the south as a statesman, and.

nowhere better than here in his home town. He began his speech at 11 o'clock in the court house and spoke for two hours, receiving throughout the time the profound attention of the The court house was too small to hold people. the crowd, and there was not even standing room for several hundred left on the outside. The speaker discussed the hard times, and the distressed and oppressed condition of the south, and, especially of Mississippi, which he said was strictly an agricultural state and drew a graphic picture, contrasting the present time with those from 1850 to 1860. He charged that the Republican party is the cause of the burdensome evils from which the people suffer and rightfully complain, and proceeded with his analysis of the legislation of the Republican party.

He took up the high tariff policy of the party and showed it to be in its unjust grinding and burdensome effect upon the prosperity of the country, the most infamous, subtle and far reaching scheme that was ever devised by man for robbery and plunder He showed it to be the plain policy of the Republican party to legislate for the few at the expense of the masses; how the tarift policy makes millionaires of the manufacturers of the north and east. and pauperizes the people of the south. He used plain and apt illustraHe said thatif the people could actually tions, a which easily were understood. realize the enormous evil and injustice of laws under which they have patiently suffered for thirty year that it would produce a revolution in sixty days. He discussed the force bill in all its iniquity.

showed how completely Republican party 18 committed to it. He showed up Weaver's record, but said it was a waste time to to talk about the third. party, as it was not in it. He had nothing but kindness for those who had been innocently misled and deluded, but believed that not, a single true soldier would desert a cause that enlisted every interest of patriotic inanhood. He predicted a grand triumph for Cleveland in November.

It W'38 a grand speech, worthy of the man and the occasion. Throughout his speech there was nothing vituperative, but all his utterances were just, calm and fair. After dinner business was generally suspended in town, and every body was fair-bound. The weather, although rather chilly, clear. The attendance numbered about 3000.

The main features of the day was the pacing race and interest did not flag until the last heat was run. The track was not in very good condition, but the talent did well. Following is a summary of the events: Unfinished Trot- Lottie McGregory first. Chester Boy second, Hargrove third. Time: 2:39.

Four heats were trotted the day before and best time made was 2:40. Unfinished Pacing Race Aldaban first, Hill Billy second, L. W. Swift third. Time: Aldaban won easily, distancing his opponents about 100 yards.

First Race pacing, best 3in purse $150. Hermione first, Rattler second. Best Four beats were ann, Rattler winning the first in Prince Hal was distanced in first Second -Six hundred yard dash; purse $75. Jim Reed first, Abdallah second, Childress third. Time: 0:34.

Third Race -One-quarter of 3 mile ond. March Lilly third. Time: 0:25. dash; purse $75. Alex I first, Niger scoThe Mississippi Derby will be run tomorrow.

SUMMIT. The Fair Exhibits--Races. SUMMIT, Oct. fair opened to-day with brilliant prospects and the weather was delightful. There was a slight frost this morning, the first of the season.

The exhibits are now in place and present a fine appearance, Mr. Dewitt Lea and wife have made an exhibit of everything that grows on a farm and displayed with excellent taste and judgment. Not only are farm products displayed, but also some remarkably fine specimens of art, including oil paintings, crayons and pastel, the handiwork of Miss exhibitor. Lila Lea, the daughter of the The other farm exhibits, from Dr. Hart and wife, are equally interesting.

In going through the place allotted one would be surprised at the varied products of our countv. Dr. Hart and wife deserve much praise for their efforts to make our fair interesting. The other farm products are from C. W.

West and Mrs. Cotten, who have not made an elaborate display, but have furnished fine specimens of vegetables, etc. The floral hall on the upper floor presents a lovely appearance of flowers blooming and tastefully arranged. never trotted on this or any track, in Trotting race for all horses that have less than three McMenzie entered Annie 1 2 1 Josse Jones entered Daisy Glen, 2 Casher entered Eva W. 3.

3 2. Time One-half a mile. Running tered entered Nettles, 2 A. W. Smith entered heats, best two in three.

J. in McMichael A. Reed Remus, 1 G. enFusilade 3 3. Time: H.

Six hundred yards. S. Buckley en tered Duff, M. Stables entered entered Carrie Hawk W. R.

Nettles Black A. Smith enters Fusilade, 0:85. MeMichael entered Bob, 1. Time: under Fourth Race--For horses A 14 Davis hands; one entered Butten, Hanco*ck entered quarter miles; J. Dolly, B.

N. Roberts entered Nelly. Time: 0:27. Mrs. Aletha A.

Cotten hasjust entered her farm exhibits, being detained at the opening of the world's fair great at thorough- Chicago. bred, Gorden was exhibited this morning with Willis. the number his colts, und was the ada of the immense, audience. miration rivalry is among our farmers A fine blooded horses. great in of these horses and colts have producing Many exhibited fine speed at the track this The flag of the association is still at mast as on yesterday on the fair.

reception the dispatch announcing the Hon. E. H. Ratellff, Democratic elector for this the Sixth district of Mississippi, left here to night to talk Democracy to the Democrats of Adams county at a great rally to be held at Natchez toMr. Rateliff has made an able and morrow.

vigorous canvass of his district, from which he has recently returned, and in a conversation with the Picayune correspondent stated that the populites were melting away before the truth, light of Democratic argument and like mist before the rays of the sun. and that an overwhelming Democratic majority will be polled in every county in his district. He says the Democratic party is betorganized throughout the state than it has been since 1876. He and Colonel Stockdale, candidate for congress from this district, and other Demorate will speak here Friday and at Wood ville, in Wilkinson county, on Saturday. Heavy frost here last night.

LEXINGTON, A Joint Debate. LEXINGTON, Oct. Hon. J. S.

Williams, Democratic nominee for congress, and Ratliff, populite nominee for congress this, the Fifth district, met in joint discussion at this place. Their appointment had been made public, and, therefore, 3 good crowd was present. Ratcliff opened in a speech of 1 hour and 20 Williams then followed in speech of some length. Both speakers made strong presentations of their respective sides, but it was apparent from the start that Mr. Williams had the crowd.

His. arraignment of the populite platform vigorous and his presentation of principles of Democracy was masterly and statesmanlike. Williams made a fine impression and strengthened the party here. They will speak at Ebenezer to-morrow. This county will give a good majority for Williams Democratic in the presidential election.

HATTIESBURG. A Prisoner Spirited A way for Safe Keeping. HATTIESBURG, Oct. fellow William Talbert, who attempted to outrage a young lady here yesterday, and who was captured and put through his preliminary trial and remanded to jail in default of a $1500 bond, is, to the great surprise of every one, still in the land of the living. The deputy sheriff.

Mr. Davis Bennett, becoming convinced that his prisoner would be taken from him if allowed to remain here last night, succeeded in spiriting him away immediately after the trial. Nothing but the vigiiance of the officer above mentioned kept this wonld-be ravisher from being hanged by an indignant and outraged people. MERIDIAN. Races at the Fair.

MERIDIAN, Oct. Attendance at the fair to-day was good. The running race scheduled was declared off on account of a suspicion of crookedness among the jockeys. Trotting and pacing, three out of five heats. Harry first, Wilkes Boy second, Branda third.

Time: 2:42. Trotting and pacing, for Mississippi and Alabama raised horses; 3 years and under. Brooks first, Vincent P. second, Ina McGregor third. Time: HOUSTON.

Fire Destroys Several Buildings. HOUSTOM, Oct. destroyed five stores belonging te the First Presbyterian chureb, corner Main and Capitol. Goetzman Ramin, furniture dealers, loss $1500, insurance $800; Exchange, loss $500, no insurance; Wolf, dealer in pianos, loss $500, no insurance; First Presbyterian church, on building, $500, insured. LIBERTY.

Democratic Majority in Amite County. LIBERTY, Miss. Oct. 24. a meeting of the Democratic executive committee of Amite county on a careful canvass of the registered voters in the several voting precincts showed a majority of two-thirds in favor of the Democratic party over the third party, there being no Republican organization in the county.

NATCHEZ. Waddill-Bunning. NATCHEZ, Oct. happy wedding took place this evening. Miss Edith Bunning, the daughter of Dr.

and Mrs. W. R. Banning, of Natchez, was married to Waddill, a leading young citizen of Baton Rouge, La. TENNESSEE.

Colonizing West Virginia With Tennes- see Negroes. CHATTANOOGA, Oct. advices from Bristol, are to the effect that hundreds of negroes are going through to West Virginia, ostensibly to work at railroad building. Men on the inside say these travelers are colonists, who are being imported to vote the Republican ticket, and whose expenses are paid by the managers of that party. Those who left today had tickets for Elkhorn, W.

V.a Democrats from that state say that the result of the election there is in doubt, and that if the scheme of colonizing voters can be made to work the result may be a loss of the state to Cleveland and Stevenson. CHATTANOOGA. A Newspaper Sued. CHATTANOOGA, Oct. Chambers to-day the Daily Times for $15,000 000 0 0 damages.

The complaint is that the paper printed a story to the effect that her mother-in-law had deeded her property to her son, which, on his death, the plaintiff inherited, and she had, tiguratively, cast the old lady on the street. Mrs. Chambers, claims always to have owned the property in question. TEXAS. SAN ANTONIO.

Conductors Convene. SAN ANTONIO, Oet. The "Old Reliable" Condnetors Insurance Association of the United States and Canada convened here towith 200 delegates present. The ofticers' reports show the association to be in a flourishing financial condition. President W.

R. Beckley, of St. Louis, was re-elected; H. B. Heltrous, of Columbus, Ohio, was re-elected secretary and treasurer; W.

R. Hill. of Toronto, was elected first vice president; W. B. Chylett, M.

of Pittsburg, second vice president; C. Hewett, of Boston, third vice presidedt; vice W. N. Billings, of Lonisville, fourth president. The association will meet in October next at Detroit.

The association was banquetted to-night. HOUSTON. Judgment Granted A Heavy Frost Falls Cotton Destroyed by FireLong Sentence. HOUSTON, Oct. Sam Ray, a brakeman, who lost a leg in the employ of the International and Great Northern Railway, to-day got judgment for $5000.

Reports from numerous points in south Texas state that a killing frost fell last night. Cane is slightly injured. Fire in the Houston and Texas Con- tral Railroad yards to-day destroyed 174 bales of compressed cotton. Except for murder, the longest sentence ever given in this county was given to-day to Henry Irving, a desperate burglar, and who is supposed to be wanted for murder in other states, who was given seventy-four years on fourteen counts. DALLAS.

Dallas Fair-South Texas Day. DALLAS, Oct. This was South Texas day at the Dallas fair to-day, and the biggest crowd of any day so far was present. If the remaining days of the fair are dry ones the management may have cause to congratulate themselves. The county exhibits are indeed very good, as also are the individual exhibits of many families.

9 Annual Meeting of the Cotton Exchange, MOBILE, Oct. Mobile Cotton Exchange held its twenty-first annual meeting to-night, at which Vice President Winston Jones presided, owing to, the indisposition of President Huger. A large amount of business was transacted. The reports showing the exchange to be in a flourishing condition. After the meeting adjonrned the members and their invited guests repaired to Klosky's restaurant, where a banquet was served and many toasts made.

49 a ALABAMA. MOBILE. Grand Lodge of Masons Elect Officers. MACON, Oct. the annual election of officers of the Grand Lodge of Free Masons of the state of Georgia, Hon.John S.

Davdison was this morning elected grand master, James M. Rushen, deputy grana; W. B. Daniel. grand treasurer, and A.

M. Wolhein, grand secretary. America Discovered By the Welsh. GEORGIA. MACON.

Arguments of Tradition and History. Since our school days we have been in the habit of proudly and very loudly affirming that "America was discovered in the year 1492 by Christopher Columbus, a native of Genoa, Italy." At this late day, more specially at this particular epoch of our country's progress, when we are about celebrating this event with which the great Italian navigator's name is connected, it would not do to "disturb the harmony of the proceedings" by saying that he did not. All I desire to do is to call attention to certain claims which scholarly Welshmen have, from time to time, made to the effect that the first voyagers across the Atlantic to land upon these shores were natives of Wales. It is quite natural for me to do this, not because I am an historian; but because I am Welshman, always eager to claim all the honors I can for my fellow countrymen. The evidence and the arguments in favor of this proposition have been set forth in obscure books, magazines and pamphlets from time to time, for many years, Rev.

past. Benjamin About. E. twenty Bowen years gathered ago together and published the most of what had been written on this subject. Being a work of a special character I suppose it has been read principally by historical students who take a special interest in such subjects.

While acknowledging the scholarly services which Mr. Bowen has rendered in this matter, I desire, in this article, to present this evidence in as popular form as possible for the benefit of the general reader. The first argument in favor of the proposition that America was discovered by the Welsh is that, from the very earliest period their language indicates that the race has been very extensively spread over the earth. Caucasus is derived from two Welsh words- can, to shut up, to fence in; and cas, separated, insulated. A mountain chain has borne this name from the earliest buman records.

Crimea comes from the Welsh word crymu, which means to bend or curve. The Cymric, or Welsh race, preceded all other races in moving from the eastern countries to the west. In their migrations some of the colonies settled on the banks of the Elbe, and their descendants at the present day speak a slightly corrupted Welsh language. Bautzen, in Bavaria, and Glogan, in Prussia, are old Cymric towns, and ancient Cymric relics are to be found in the museums of Dresden and Berlin. The origin of the name Berlin is plainly Cymric, and is derived from ber, a curve, and lin, a river.

The striking resemblance between the ancient Cymric laws and the institutes of Menu have led some scholars to conclude that one branch of the Cymric race traveled eastward into India. The word menu, according to the pundits, means intelligent; the word menu in Welsh means the seat of intelligence. It would not be surprising if, in their westward wanderings, owing to the bitter persecutions of the northern hordes, a portion of Cymri were driven still further in the same direction and found their way to this part of the world. The American continent was known to the ancients. It is argued that the Atlantis of Homer, Solon, Plato and Hesiod, which was supposed to unite the continents of Africa and America, or which was an island situated between them, should not be treated as fiction, because when Solon brought the story from Egypt to Greece he found that it was not new and that the Grecians had a festival, with symbols, commemorating the advantage the Athenians had in their WarS with the Atlantes.

Diodorus Siculus seems to refer to America in the following passage: against Africa lies a very great island in the vast ocean, many days' sail from Libya westward. The soil is very fruitful. It is diversified with mountains and pleasant vales, and the towns are adorned with stately buildings." There are traditions of a people on the Mediterranean, sailing through the straits of Gibraltar, being driven westward and heard of no more. It is thought they reached the American coast. Brass tablets have been discovered in the northern part of Brazil, and are now in the Museum of Rio Janeiro, the Phenician inscriptions upon which tell of the discovery of America five centuries B.

C. The Welsh in the time of Homer 00- cupied the British island. They were navigators and fishermen, and enjoved large commercial relations before Julius Cesar reached the island. The Phenicians and Greeks traded with them in tin and lead, and their oaken ships were stronger and better than the craft of the Romans. The vessels of King Canute, in the eleventh century.

had sixty rowing-benches, and, by the aid of the great ocean currents, it was possible for early voyagers to reach the American continent. The Welsh believe that America was discovered by Prince Madoc. In a book of pedigrees written by Jeuau Breeva, who flourished before the time.of Columbus, it is written: and Rird found land far in the sea of the west, and there they settled." Prince Madoe was one of the nineteen children of Owen Gwynedd, one of the greatest rulers Wales ever produced. He ruled north Wales, his seat of being at till 1100 A the commander of his father's fleet, which was so large as to successfully oppose that of England at the mouth of the Menai in the year 1142. There was considerable dissension among the sons of Gwynedd as to who should succeed to the throne.

To avoid the scene of contention, Madoc, who was of a gentle temperament, resolved to become an exile, and to find, if possible, some other land in the west. As he was commander of the fleet he was not only able to make a speedy departure but to have the best facilities in the way of vessels and men for such a voyage. The Welsh bards who lived about this time have commemorated this event. According to ancient documents he discovered a new world to the westward. returned, and persuaded his brother and a company large enough to fill ten ships to visit the new land.

The party sailed from a small port five miles from Holyhead, in the island of Anglesea. The works of the Welsh bards exist mostly in manuscript. These bards were something more than rhymsters or singers; they were the historians of the times. Madoc is mentioned three or four times by three of the most celebrated Bards. One of these, in a panegyric addressed to Madoc and one of his brothers, says: "Two princes were there, who in wrath dealt WO.

Yet by people of the earth were loved: One who in Arvon quench'd ambition's flame, Leading on land his bravely toiling men; And one of temper mild, in trouble great, Far o'er the bosom of the mighty sea Sought a possession he could safely keep, From all estranged for a country's sake." Madoc and his expedition of ten ships was lost. There is no doubt that he was a navigator, though his voyages were not familiar to many except the Welsh: and in those stirring times very few of his own countrymen would be likely to know the particulars of his journey. As this tradition existed for several centuries prior to the time of Columbus, it is argued that it could not have been invented to support the English agaiust the Spanish claims of prior discovery. Welsh and other historians support the claim of Madoc's departure for these shores. Caradoc, Weish historian who lived in time of Owen Gwynedd, speaks of the departure of Madoe for a foreign clime: Says this writer: north Wales In very unsettled state, he sailed with a few ships, which he had fitted up and manned for that purpose, to the westward, leaving Ireland to the north.

He came at length to an unknown country, where most things appeared to him new and uncustomary, and the manners of the natives far different from what he bad seen Europe. Madoc, having viewed the fertility and pleasantness of the country, left the most part of those he had taken with him behind and returned to north Wales. Upon his arrival he described to his friends what a fair and extensive land he had met with. void of any inhabitants, white they employed themselves and all their skill to supplant one another for only a ragged portion of rocks and mountains. Aecordingly, having prevailed with considerable numbers to accompany, him to that country, he sailed back with ten ships, and bid adieu to his native land." Mr.

Bowen explains the apparent contradiction between "the manners of the natives" and "void of inhabitants" by saying that. by the latter phrase, the historian meant to convey the idea that the portion Madoo discovered was thinly peopled, and might be occupied without much difficulty. Hakluyt, sin his "Collection of Voyages," published in 1589, speaks of Madoc: "Sailing west, and leaving the coast of Ireland so far north that he came to a land ranknown, where he saw many strange things. This land must needs be some part of the country of which the Spaniards affirm themselves to be the first finders since Haund's time (the Carthaginian admiral, supposed to have flourished about 450 B. whereupon it is manifest that that country was by Britons discovered long before Columbus led any Spaniards thither.

Of the voyage and return of this Madoo there be many fables framed, as the common people do use, in distance of place and length of time, rather to augment than to diminish; but sure it is, there he was." Hakluyt states that he derived his accouut from Guttun Owen, who, in turn, secured his information from manuscripts which, according to the custom of the time, were deposited in the abbeys for safe keeping. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth who ascended the throne in 1558, it seems to have been generally understood that Madoo discovered America. Hornius, in his 'Di Originibus Americanis," says: cursory attention to the figure of the earth must convince every one that on this direction be must have landed on that continent; for beyond Ireland no land can be found; except Bermuda, to this day uncultivated but the extensive continent of Amerios. As Madoc directed his course westward. it caunot be doubted but that he feli in with Virginia or New England, and there settled." This writer refers to a tradition prevailing among the natives of Virginia that one Madoc was worshiped as a hero.

Peter Martyr, who lived in the court of Ferdinand, king of Spain, was at the court when Columbus returned from his first voyage. In one of his works he affirms that some nations in America honored the memory of Madoc when Columbus landed on that coast. A curious book. Writ by a Turkish Spy," gives an impartial account to the divan at Constantinople of the most remarkable transactions in Europe from 1673 to 1682. He says extent that of Charles II scarcely knew the his territories in America and speaks of a region on the continent inhabited people who speak the Welsh lanby is certain that when the Spanguage.

He adds: jards first conquered Mexico they were surprised to hear the inhabitants former- discourse of a strange people that ly came thither and taught immortality, them the knowledge of God and moral- m- structed them also in virtue and ity and prescribed holy rites Welsh and coremonies of religion The lanis so prevalent in that country that guage the very towns, bridges, beasts, birds, rivers, hills, are called by Welsh names." Sir Thomas Herbert, who visited Persia and other countries about 1626, mentions Madoc's emigration Madoc landed to the west. He states that at Newfoundland and coasted along until he came to a convenient place for settlement; he speaks second of return the to his Wales and the voyage to new country with a party of emigrants, this voyage of the prince of and concludes: Gwynedd been known Columbus, and inherited, Americus then had not Vespucius, Magellan nor others discovery, carried away the honor of been so great defrauded a of his nor had Madoo memory, nor our the kings West of their Indies." just title to a portion of One of the strongest arguments in favor of the Welsh claim to the disof America is the fact that their covery spoken by so many tribes of language Indians was located in widely separated parts of the country. There is abundant testimony offered in favor of this presumption. In 1740, London, in the there Gentleman's Magazine, appeared a statement written by stated the Rev. that in 1660, while a chaplain in Virginia, he Morgan Jones, in 1685 he journeyed South Carolina, taken where, prisoner in the wilderness, he was by the Tuscarora One Indians, of the aud war condemned to death.

captains heard him soliloquizing over his fate, speaking the British topgue, answered him in the same language that he should not die, and secured his ransom. He lived with these people four months, conversed with and preached to them in the British language. The original tongue, though very much altered by the introduction of new words, was radically the same. Another traveler, about thirty years before the date of Mr. Jones letter, affirms that he found Welsh Indians the coast between Virginia and Florida, he had Informa- near Florida, had learned what he supposed which was the Indian language, but in reality was the Welsh tongue.

The Welsh Indians aided in constructing forts and works which resemble very much similar achievements in their country. The round tower the at Newport, R. is constructed on England, same principle as Stonehenge, and many other Cambrian memorials. It conforms exactly to the Druidic circle. Its materials are unhewn stone, and, according to the principles of archeology, must have been constructed by Cambrian rather than Scandinavian navigators.

It is said that our America mounds agree in the minutest particulars with those described by Pennant as found during his "Tour in Wales." One Benjamin Sutton, who had been taken captive by the Indians, had been in different nations, and had lived many years among them, once visited an Indian town some distance from New Orleans whose inhabitants were lighter in color than other Indians, and who spoke Welsh. He heard some of these Indians speak the language with a Welshman who was a captive there. One writer says that an old Indian prophet (the fifteenth in the line of succession) told him, in broken English that long ago a race of white people who bad red hair and blue eyes lived at the mouth of Conestoga creek. They cleared the land, fenced, plowod, raised grain, and introduced the honey bee, then unknown to the Indians. There is a great deal of testimony going to show that there was a tribe of Indians who spoke the Welsh language, that they once lived in the eastern part of the country, but, owing to conflicts with their enemies, both red and white, they gradually retreated into the interior, becoming incorporated, in some cases, with other tribes.

The forts or mounds for sepulture which have been found in New York. Pennsylvania, Virginia and the Carolina as far west as the Mississippi, it is reasonable to suppose were erected by the Welsh with the aid of the Indians with whom they became associated. These mounds correspond to similar monuments found in England and Europe known to be of Cambrian origin. On one of these mounds in Wyoming valley, there grew a large oak which, on being cut down in 1817, was found to be 700 years old. Relics of iron instruments have been found in Pennsylvania, proving a tradition of the Shawanese Indians that the coasts were inhabited by white men who used iron instruments.

Six buttons were found bearing on their faces the merthe coat of arms of the principality of Wales. Pieces of earthenware have been discovered on the banks of the Ohio and in Kentucky, a manufacture the Indians were never acquainted with; also wells dug which remained unfilled, the ruins and buildings, milestones, implements of iron, ornaments, a silver cross containing the capital letters I. to mean the sacred name lesus Salvator. Some years ago there was found near the city of Marietta, Ohio, two plates of silver and copper which resembled the ornament worn on the broadsword of the ancient Briton or Welshman. The thousands of relics, in the various metals found in the valleys of the Ohio and Mississippi, in mounds and caves, were the product of the Welsh, because they have always been the best miners and workers in metals in the world.

Centuries before the Christian era the Phenicians carried on a large trade in the metals with the inhabitants of the British isles, and the mines of our upper lake regions were doubtless worked by the Welsh the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. It is thought that the forests have overgrown and conceal from view many of the ancient works in the lake Superior region. General Bowles, a chief of the Cherokees who visited London on official business in 1792, was asked by several Welsh gentlemen if he kuew anything of the Welsh Indians. He replied in the affirmative, saying that the name was given them because of their complexions, The gentlemen then informed General Bowles of the times and circ*mstances of Madoc's voyages, when he replied: "They must have been as early as that period, otherwise they could not have increased to be so numerous a people." He spoke of a Welsh prisoner who had escaped from Mexico. made his way across the continent to the Welsh tribe of Indians, with whom he was able to converse.

In I764 Maurice Griffith, a native of Wales and a prisoner in the Shawanese nation, was permitted to accompany a party of six of the tribe in a journey the of exploration to the sources of Missouri. They passed through about ten nations of Indians, and met with three white men in the Indian dress who spoke pure Welsh, though they occasionally made use of a few words with which Griffith was not acquainted. He did not reveal to them his nationality. These men took them to their village, a journey of four or ffve days, where the travelers found that the whole nation was of the same color, having the European complexion. On the arrival of the strangers a council was held at which they were allowed to be present, the supposition being that they were not acquainted with the language of the tribe.

The question before the council was what conduct shouid be observed toward the From the fact that the strangers. visitors had weapons it was concluded they were warlike people bent on conquest, and it was determined that they should be put to death. Griffith, then, greatly to their astonishment, addressed them in the Welsh language, telling them that the object of their journey was to trace the Missouri to its source. The king and his chiefs at once placed confidence in this declaration, abandoned the design of puttiug Griffith and his companions to death, and from that moment treated them with the utmost friendship. These people come said that their forefathers had up the river from distant country.

They had no books or records. Their arms were bows and arrows, and for a cutting implement they used 3 stone tomanawk. Griffith and bis companions were absent about two years and a half. They returned to the Shawanese nation, where Griffith remained a few months. when he made his escape and told the story of his adventure.

John Sevier, at one time governor of Tennessee, writes that a was chief of of his the Cherokee nation, who one prisoners during a campaign against that tribe in 1782, told him that the remarkable fortifications found the western country had been "handed down by their forefathers," and that the works were made by white people who had formerly inhabited the country. Originally the Cherokees lived in what is now South Carolina, but owing to wars they moved to the upper Missouri. Governor Sevier asked the chief if he bad ever heard any of his ancestors say to what nation of people the whites belonged. He answered: heard my grandfather and other old people say that they were a people called Welsb that they had crossed the great waters and landed near the mouth of the Alabama river, and were finally driven to heads of ate waters, and even to the High wasse river by the Mexican Spaniards." A French western explorer also informed Governor Sevier that he had traded with the Welsh tribe of Indians on the upper Missouri, that they spoke much of the Welsh dialect, and often told him that they had sprung from a white people. In a report to Governor Dinwiddie, of Virginia, in 1753, it is shown that the governor of Canada knew of the existence of Welsh Indians "on a large river that runs to the Pacific ocean." Three young priests, whom he sent, in Indian dress, to make an investigation, found them to be Welsh, and brought back with them some old Welsh Bibles.

General Morgan Lewis, once governor of New York state, was a prisoner during with the others to certain Indians as their French war, and was assigued share of prisoners. General Lewis met a chief who spoke the Gaelic language a native of Wales, he was acquainted), somewhat modified, of course, by usage and lapse of time. He addressed the chief in Welsh and was understood. The Mandan Indians, a small, lightcolored tribe on the banks of the upper Missouri, are believed by George Catlin, the well-known student of Indian life, to be a branch of Madoc's colony. He says that the ten ships of Madoc.

or a part of them. either entered landed at the mouth of the Mississippi, or on the Florida coast and made their way inward. They began agriculture, but were attacked and compelled to erect the large earthen fortifications, and subsequently were driven' still further and further inward. Mandans was a corruption of Madawgys, a name applied by the Welsh to the followers of Madoc. Mr.

Catlin advances the following reasons for believing the Mandans are Welsh: are of medium height and not as stalwart as Indians usually are. Their hair is of all colors instead of straight black. They wear beards and have different colored eyes- hazel, gray and blue. Their villages are skillfully built of substantial materials. Their ancient earthen works and huts are built in Druidic circles, counterparts of those along the paths of their migrations.

Their canoes, made of skins, are shaped exactly like the Welsh coracle, a boat which has been used by Welsh fishermen from time immemorial and which is made by covering a wicker frame with leather or oilcloth. Their religious belief is a corruption of Christianity. The resemblance of their language, in form and sound, to the Welsh tongue, where many words do not agree as to certain letters, show a resemblance in the pronunciation." Dr. Morse, whe made a tour among the western Indians in 1820, mentions a report, current at Fort Chartres among the old people in 1781, that Mandan Indians had visited the post and could converse intelligently with some Welsh soldiers then in the British army. It is believed that America was diecovered by the Welsh from the many traces of the Celtic language found among the Indian dialects.

The names of tribes, persons, places, rivers and of many living and inanimate objects on the American continent are undoubtedly of Celtic origin. In 1658 Sir Thomas Herbert published a list of words taken from the Iudian dialects which have an undoubted Welsh origin: groeso, welcome; gwenddwr, white or limpid water; bara, bread; tad, father; mam, mother: buch or buwch, cow: llwnog, fox: coch dwr, a red water-bird. Then, again, Allegeni (Allegheny) is a compound word, composed of allu, mighty, and geni. born, or "mighty born." This is the name of the people who once dwelt along this immense range. Appomattox signifies appwy, appoint or name, and Mattox, Madoc or Mattoc, hence Madoc's name.

Those who have any acquantance with the Moquis and Mohave tongues declare that they contain Welsh words. Relies with Celtic inscriptions have been unearthed, and Aztec and Spanish chroniclers confirm researches respecting the presence of Celtic words in the old Aztec language. From all this testimony, gathered at such times and under such circ*mstances as to preclude the idea of preconcerted arrangement, at is claimed that the Welsh landed on this contiment prior to its discovery by Columbus, arriving in 1170 A. under the leadership of Prince Madoc. Gwir yn erbyn Byd: The Truth against the -Hon.

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