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ML^l XLV. WINNSBORO, S. C , WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1888. NO. 2,
Ibr THOU, BUT I.
Eeeo for one of us my ovra
' cup, aad eat this bitter bread,
tears upon thy face been shed,
<4 dropped oa mine; if I oiooo
&ow, thy spirit would have known
b <y?imv ^eet aat tread
thy feet had bled
|ftfeaad for mine mad*
Hot ia vain,
though mice weep;
Tiou h&dti the peace, an<tifiSi^i
?Philip Bourke Mars to a.
A Brother's Keeper.
i fours SARI OF LOYE ifiD DOTL
ST XilT SAWWSLt CATH2RW00D,
assxob op -qfuqtjz o' doofi," "suphb*
GiKhbxx," "'Tss Lojtb Man's
CimC ahd Ozhsb Sroaaea.
v " "But I never wanted to talk about our
relative positions. The sight of him made
me shuddering siok. You don't know how
horrible it first seemed tome that I should
' feel so toward my own brother. So it went
on until he was sent to prison for a long
time I think he has been pardoned out;
t!6 fcme would not expire for years. Do
jou know I was very glad they sentenced
him! Thorney and I drew some easy breaths.
? spent some mosey to go to a normal school,
- ftnd Mr. Barker was the lecturer on mathematics.
So I got acquainted with him."
The master nodded.
"Your ignorance of common geometrical
\ rules was so marked," said he, "and your
general intelligence so fair that I felt impelled
to take you in hand."
- "You know you said she looked like the
lister that died when you were a boy,".
1 mused Mrs. Barker.
The master drank his root-beer and made
-only a distant response to this allusion.
"Man is a queer bundle of associations. I
love this old cabin and I love this old dis
trict. I've had one or two very good offers
from colleges, Mr. Gurley," he owned with
: frowning and shame-faced pride," but
-school term after school term sees me at
-. the same old desk. I suppose I'll die in my
?. rut It seems good enough to me for a man
hi fa it in the spot where he was born.
.1 know it ain't progressive, I know it narrows
me. My opinions might not be so pat
Lif I circulated more. But the wrench of
tearing up would be more than I could
stand. This is not sentiment," denied the
master, sternly; 4'but a'simple physical
lact which I can not get around. Who's
Phoebe cornered toward Mrs. Barker.
"You haven't any ceremonious passage
way," said Gurley, smiling. "You can open
your door and kick in traders right off the
threshold like they can at Tom Holmes'.
I've always envied that arrangement."
"Now, Miss Phoebe," said the master,
L visibly wanning to the occasion, as a second
and very loud knock bumped the door,"
l^aont let me see you do that. It hurts me as
I "-r i rm ?VJ OV
I. "X Jtiiuw 11 is xutuie, " wtu?imw x uucuc.
"What if it is Thane! What if it's a
thousand Thanes! I will now," declared
thaawter, striding to the door and motionr
teg his wife back, "gratify myself with a
ft good grip on the collar of his coat and the
I active use of my right foot."
"Bat it maybe one of ttn nfl>ffirhbara?'^~
jerking the door toward him and concentrate
tug his frowning sight upon the dark.
Phoebe looked an instant, and hid her
face against lira. Barker*>
Phoebe White is h^e," said a voice outside.
"Doa't mind?d#?a't mindl" whispered
-the master's wife feeling a strong shudder
shake the girl.
"Well, sir if" said Mr. Barker, gathering
^ bimsclf. ,
MI was* to see her. She cheated me. She
gave jse an envelope full of blank paper
- did," said Phoebe, facing toward him.
**fmeant to have told that, too."
/ "Who are you, sir, and what shouldsW
; five you!" demanded the master,
f fetoself sure. .Thane,
w pm her dear brother," response wa3 t0
with insolent jocularity, ' ajows she owes
i jive me money that eh**
-<e master, grabbing into
Been?owing to you a good
Wa, Mr. Barker 1" screamed his wife, for
Excessive zeal her husband disappeared
* 'er the steps and was heard to strike the
. Before Gurley could help him he had risen
E Jp, and he calmly brushed off his coat with
palms as Mrs. Barker held the lamp on
Kigh and gazed with anxiety into the clearSi
HP"Ccme in," begged Phoebe, "oome in
Hmar dutch fell upon Gurley's arm a3 well
JPiaiOLl" BHOCTSD TSB MASTSB.
. -- -M apoa Mr. Barker's, and Gurley brought
| bar Sack to the fire-place.
"PoB't be terrified," said he. "You see
bow easy is is to deal with this miserable
* v coward. He shall never annoy you again
^ - while I live."
Phcebe drew a deeper breath as Mrs.
: Barker shut the door behind her husband.
"I only got two fair kicks," said the masi
tor. "The third found no opposing solid in
'.space, while the impetus continued according
to physical law. So I fell over." t
"He will loil you for it, Mr. Barker, whiskered
MI saw the man myself," said thenar
^ tor's wife, whits and excited, "standing
cut in the clearing with a pistol in his
Land! And he was making faces."
"Oh, I wish I had not brought the
trouble here!" quivered Phcebe.
"Nonsense," said (fcvtey. "He'll not da$4
to barmanjqmb. If h* had been going to
shoot fa* would have done it at once."
"A pistol I" shouted the master. "I'll
take it from him if he flourishes any such
contraband article under my eye."
"jic'a ycry angry," said Phcebe. "I kscy
ie would be and that's why I wanted to
I come here instead of staying at Holmes'.
Be might have got into the house theo,
without knocking. And 1 was afraid ho
would follow us in the woods. I did cheat
t him about the money. When I put my hand
| in the drawer there was a sealed envelope
full of blank paper which I fixed onoe, thinking
about Thane, but scarcely believing I
? could ever use it. He knew I kept my
I money so; ana ue moment my nan a wuvuea
it I took that instead of the hundred dollars.
1 wish I'd given It to him now."
"I begin to understand the transaction,"
said Ourley, "and Bess' part in it But if he
triss to storm this house the garrison out,-embers
hhiL They both look as if wo had
a^jt^dsavags at baj, 2?r. Barker."
At the door another demand was made for f
admission, but this time timid and fumbling,
unlike the bold knock Thane gave. i
"Painted savage or unpainted," responded
the master, starting, "this unruly rascal <
shall feel discipline." I
?Ca Mr. Barker!" besought Phoebe. i
"Offce, dear," said his wife, apparently in i
the act of expanding her large person to (
plaoe before him, "the man will shoot."
"Let me or?en the doox*," said Gurlcv.
"Iopeu my own door, sir," interposed the
"Now^rou scoundrel, what do you want
the step, recovering himself with difficulty^
Those inside saw it was a man quite
clean-shaven excepting his upper lip; that
his clothes were black, fine and old-fashioned
; and though he held his tall hat in
one hand as he recoiled from the master's
onset, the hat had evidently been lifted before
the door opened and his recoil meant
"Oh!" Mr. Barker snarled suspiciously.
| "Good evening, good evening, sir. Good
The stranger made some response in a
nasal blur of words, concluding with an
Mr. Barker turned toward tbe other inmates,
his fierceness cooled to the temperature
"Is this man speaking Latin with the continental
pronunciation, Gurley, or is it
"Step in, sir," invited Mrs. Barker.
"Ogre I perhaps the door better be shut."
"The door will not be shut," responded
her husband, "until this man can intelligibly
state his business."
"It is Painter. Good evening, Mr.
Painter," said Gurley.
Painter, seeing Phcebe, stepped upon the
sill with an exclamation.
During the rest of her life, when she tried
to set the action of the next five minutes in
I its true light, and to see the facts as they
occurred by the ciock instead of through the
medium of a.terror which had no regard for
time, she thought Mrs. Barker exclaimed
that the other man was behind this one;
that Painter turned, saw Thane and seized
him; then they struggled together without
apparent reason; that she ran and hid her
face in the lounge pillow; and a shot, the
voices of Gurley and the master, and the
bounding steps of some one running away
all mingled together.
Mrs. Barker looked ghastly when Painter
was laid on the loungQ. Phcebe herself sat
a moment on the floor beside the lounge.
She heard Gurley ride oft for a physician
aiiti officers of justice.
Afterwards she waited by the kitchen
at/\xr?? ttrViO&'MV Rarlrfr anrt hia wifft attftriil
ed to the wouhocd Licr? There was no fire
in the stove, but she could see the hearth
shine through the open sitting-room door,
and count bricks along the front of the
Here Mrs. Barker brought her a bit of
paper and in agitation told her that Painter
wrote it and sent it. She bent toward the
distant firelight to make out the characters,,
and noticed that though traced by an un- ,
steady hand they were clear and beautifui.
At first merely the name James Fawcett
attraoted her; then she walked to the fireplace
intent only on reading what was
written, and it was: "You are my child.? <
"No!" said Phoebe, turning toward the
wounded man and questioning him with
negatives: "No? Nol" < j
One of Mrs. Barker's quilts covered him
up to the armpits. He was looking at Ji
Phcebe with wide open and agonized 1
eyes. His senaitgeAoger facc she sa,tf'<ya3 c
^^r^sneTrepeateaTtwisting the paper in \
her fingers, "I!"
Ha nodded his head, and besought her by ,
a gesture to come nearer. la his hand3. j
were a pencil and paper tablets which Mrs. 1
Barker had taken out of his pocket for hii^fc
He was shot through the body, and?
doctor, brought later by Gurley, cog^P /
little more for him than had air/ J
done. ; wfeet. ruarMr.
Barksr sat near his gathgedly
silent and sternasyg^jjehgta a light,
ering all forces in himrer palaij ^ looked
resting her to the wounded man.
anxicusly his head au4 let her lamp
She stooge tablets. Sometime during the,
*}**2!5a&"G^rcutt had been waked. Phoebe
^Smembered hearing his mother command
his return to bed.
As Painter beckoned again Phoebe went
to him, not reluctant but unconvinced, and
rested on the floor looking at him.
His hand flew from side to side of his tablets,
and when he gave them to her Mrs.
Barker moved a step to shift the light.
"If I tried to talk," he said on paper, "you 1
oould not understand my voice. My deformity
still mortifies me so I can not bear to
display it before my child. I used to talk
thus to your mother. We had long, silent conversations,
sitting side by sid e. Her name was
Phcebe. You are her over again, a little expanded.
Do you r^nooiber when yov
brought me the maple sUgar 1"
Instead of replying aloud Phoebe took
his pencil and wrote:
"Yea. But why have you been away from i
me always!" <
He put swiftly dowq^ "because 1 thought
you were dead. When you came to me <
with that mapie sugar 1 was startled, and
ny thoughts began to work. tten I heard
your name was Phoebe White. I found the
boyThorney was with you. Still I had no
certain proof until this afternoon wnen I
read a note you had sent by a boy through
the woods. I unfolded it afe some trifling i
property of his, and read your history, even
to Thane White's name. Then I got ready 1
to come after you. I brought in my breastpocket
the papers which will identify me. I ]
went to the house nearest the school-house i
Sphere I knew you lived; but they could not i
find you. So, as you had written to Mr. j
JJerker for help, I came directly here. You
ire my child, and your name is Phqpbe Fawoett.
You were born eighteen years ago in
San Francisco, and your mother died when j
imit nrrtwn fwA QTtP o Vol# TTOAVO T arvor*?
/VH *YOAO WYT VttUU'JTUPU J VOi a V/1U> A. O^vuv |
much time in Nevada, where I was interestad
in mints. Tour mother was devoted t* I
me. I took pleasure in enterprise then. ]
? left home when % boy, determined to make i
my family proud of me when I came back,
In spite of my defect It turned out differently.
I have lived herein the woods,
not caring even to oiaim my rights in the
estate. There was no one to inherit after .
me. I have covered my identity up as much .
as possible. Now it would be different But
when I coull live I must die."
He gave the tablets to PhcBbe and covered
his eyes with one hand, his mouth set witn
physical agony. She flashed over the words,
and advanced a little nearer to him on her 1
"But father," she sxid, aloud.
He started from head to foot immediate- j
ly whitening with the pang this start gave
"Father," she said again, this time affirmatively,
She arched one arm over his head and '
was held to his breast. Mrs. Barker, making
a sympathetic grimace, shifted the :
tamp unsteadily, but her husband sat as- '
Phoebe caught her breath with a sob anfi 1
explained to them, raising her face: "All 1
tbis time be nas uvea aione wnen i oayuk j
to ii.vV^ t-vvii with him. I'm bis child a a J '
he needed my care! O. father!"
In her excess of mother-like passicn her '
palm constantly smoothed his lean cheek 1
and her fluttering finger-tips petted him.
She felt fierce toward his persecutors. The 1
tears dripped from her cheeks upon him.
"Hew you have been cheated, you dear!
and I never suspected such a thing. And
we'd have been such friends together! I ]
thought Thorney and X bad all the hard
times, when you we're living that lonesome j
Uf6l We can have our relationship now,
father, we can have our relationship now!'? 1
Mrs. Barker shook her head at Phoebe to
Indicate that it was bad for the patient to be
, agitated. She then turned away, holding
the lamp at arm'3 length, and wiped her 1
1 face carefully; and Phoebe leaned in silence '
igainst the pillow.
With pencil and tablets her father remmed:
"When your mother died I lost heart and
ivery thing went ladly with me. I wanted
x> stay by myself and experiment in chem.cals.
It was my dissipation. There was
nobody to talro proper care of you, so I
joncluded to bring you home and make all
PHCKBE READING WHILE HER FATHER WROTE.
my arrangements. Thane "White was in
California then. He was a third or fourth
cousin of your mother's, a worthless creature,
but we helped him on account of his
Phoebe, reading while her father wrote,
inquired at once:
'Isn't Thorney my brother, then?"
"No; Thorney is Thane's son. Your
mother was kind to the miserable little
soul. We kept him with us; his father was
brutal to him. I gave Thane employment
for several years. He bore a bad name
when he came to the coast, and was probably
worse than I knew;but we could hardly
shake him off. 1 never imagined then that
he would separate my child from me and
finally shoot me. Your mother had known his
wife in the States, a poor, dejected young
woman who died early; and the boy Thorn- i
ey was only half-witted. When I read in
your note how Thane had used you, it
seemed as if I Had never sunerea oeiore m
my life! And you forced to appeal to a
strauger while your father lived! The sight
of him filled me with such fury I don't
know what I might have done if he had not
[TO BE CONTINUED J
FORTUNE CAME TOO LATE.
ijla# Catherine Gaffoey Mentally and Physically
(New York Star, Aug 1.)
Miss Catherine Gaffney, who has suddenly
fallen heir to $50,000, is still in the
almshouse od Blackwall's Island, where
she has been an inmate for three years and
sight months. Since last March she has
been in the hospital of the almshouse.
A reporter of the Star called al the hospital
yesterday to see the fortu??w woman.
Warden Vougbt, the genial manager of the
almshouse, and thf rf2aa"0D> conducted the
reporter into a p^tiy kept and well-lighted
ward and sbefore a feeble, old lady/
half aro^ cheeks were sunken, h'J
eveg _<-ie dim and her voice trembled, met
j^iiory had faded from her. Shejfs 76
rears old. Her fortune had come tg^er so ,
ttiU iu uic Luat it acruicu Que
lid not kuow the warden first^D(i asked
Jm if he was her brother. HeJt.epjje(j that
ie was the wardeo^A^tiie old!A Ay replied:
'To be sure; I f^^^you A0w. GojL
idlS| P^?^^^^ltid?^^r away today,
^^^old Warden Yought that fhey would
send clothes up to the island for the old
lady and would provide well for her after
she went away. The young man Is T. V.
Sheridan, who is one of the neirs.
The old lady was asked if she would like
to go away. She replied: "No, I should
rather stay in the almshouse. I like it very
well. They are very kind to me."
Mis3 Gaffoey was brought to the almshouse
when she was two years past three
score and ten. From the day she entered
till the day she inherited her fortune no
human being ever visited her or inquired
about her. When it was learned that she
had inherited a large amount of money two
of her kinfolks rushed for the island at
nnoo Thf? trleif df Her T.iw>p onrl no-nhom
yesterday was the first she had received
since she entered the institution.
"Parents seldom bring their children to
the almshouse,"said Warden Vought, "bat
children often bring their parents here.
When the children see their parents safely
installed in the almshouse they kiss their
mother 'good-bye" and shake hands with
their father. Then they say to their parents:
'Oh, yes, we'll come and see you,' and are
off. They come to see them once, and generally
they never come again. If their
parents should unexpectedly inherit a great
deal of money they would come over to see
them with a carriage.
"When Miss Gaffney came to the almshouse,
she told me the story of her rich
brother, Patrick H. Gaffney of Chicago.
A.t her request I wrote him two letters, informing
him of his sister's situation. In
answer to the letters, he sent her two dollars
twice, there being a considerable interval
of time between the two gifts.
"\T?QQ Claifnoxr TTrtQ on fntolliar^nt on/1
lady-like woman and haa never given us
any trouble. She was a very pleasant and
and interesting talker up to some months
ago, when her health failed her."
Miss Gaffney has a brother in Buffalo,
before referred to, and another brother,
Matthew Gaffoey, in Brooklyn. She is
heir to but a fourth part of her dead brother's
estate, valued at $150,000, and will probably
get about |3o,000, instead of the $50,XH)
it was thought would fall to her. The
physician thinks she has but a short time
to enjoy her fortune.
The Alleged Assets of the Confederacy.
Washington, August 2.?The attempt
to secure the passage of an appropriation
to send another agent to Europe to search
for assets of the late Confederate States has
failed. The proposition was submitted to
the Senate as if it were new. On the con
:rary, it is very oia. i ne Treasury department
and State Department have both sent
5ut agents at different times and at considirable
expense on such errands, and their
reports have been of a character which has
Forbidden any further investigation of the
There undoubtedly was considerable
property and money in Europe at the close
>f the war which had belonged to the Confederacy,
but it was long since scattered so
is to be beyond recovery, or is no ionger of
ralue. Tbe roving commissions, which
had at different times been given to persons
who were on good terms with various
id ministrations, have been interesting and
profitable to those who were charged with
th; inquiry, but they have yielded nothing
to the government. It is not claimed that
there is any newly discovered evidence, or
tbat the departments are in possession of
facts which have not been known for
nearly a quarter of a century.
Mr. Blaine will review an immense
Republican procession from a hotel
baloonv when he arrives in New York.
He had better steer clear of New York
hotels. Bnrchard's B. B. B. may happen
A men is seldom aware with what admirable
fast colors his suspenders are dved
until they are transferred to his under:lothing.
THE MEETING AT SUMTER.
Speeches by Governor Richardson, Lieut.
Gov. Manldln and Others.
(From the News and Courier )
The meeting appointed by the State
Democratic Executive Committee to be
held at Sumter, for the seventh Congressional
district, came off on the 1st
Speeches were made by Gov. Richard- j
son, Lieut.-Gov. Mauldin, Attorney
General Earle, Comptroller General
Verner and Capt. B. R. Tillman.
The Governor and the Lieutenant
Governor spoke generally to the same
effect as at the previous meetings. Capt.
Tillman's speech contained nothing new.
Comptroller General Verner spoke of
.the State finances. He invited Capt
? 1 * XI Xm
ass two iarmerB iu uit* mtwuug
decide"whether he ^
correct in his statement of theanw,
encea between the expenses of 1878-79
Tillman: "Take Gen. Moore and Gen.
Earle, both are respected."
Yerner: "I will show the committee
what a manipulator o? figures you are."
He read tii?- -oorrottpo-QueuCS t*7W>/>gT>
himself and Capt. Tillman on the vexed
question and Capt Tillman's statements
at Chester on Monday. There was a
lively and continued running tilt on this
matter between the two. Here is the
summing up of it
Capt. Tillman oharged that Mr. Yerner,
in his statement of the differences
between the fiscal years of 1878-79 and
1886-87, had used the comptroller's report
for 1886-87, and the treasurer's
report for 1878-79, and that he gave as a
difference, after taking off the funded
infavoef nf fiflfl nnlv ifi7.000. Mr.
liiTOiVOV V* V*"-) vww, v?^ I
TilJman claimed that this was done for
partisan purposes. In the figures which
Capt. Tillman gave the reporter of The
News and Courier, which were published
Tuesday, he claimed to prove that he
had proven substantially the correctness
of his statement in the recent Democratic
Convention, but when pressed by Mr.
Vemer he admitted that he had culled
out of the treasurer's statement for 187&1
79 the figures which he used to swell *16'
difference to $237,000, they being/'11*
eluded in the aggregate expendito~?or
the year 1878-79, as shown by ^ ,~ear
sure's report. That is, headmj^d "01D8
just what he had charged th?#,on?PtrolIer
general with doing. He^mec* was
right in doing it, howe^* ..
Capt. Tillman and A*-. Werner alternated
in speaking jn 3 subject and
there was the Sliest mterest among
the audience muoh confusion.
A^^ QJiLNffKATi KARLIS>
was now^^y ca^ for- Se defeated
theSto*6 Government from the charges I
ma^a against it and reviewed the State's
jpaii in education.
This tali about reducing taxation, he
gaid, vas demagogic. If legislators i
were antrue to the behests of the people, ,
let them be turned out and new men put ,
in their places.
Again, in answer to Capt. Tillman, be 8
said he was willing to abolish the annex /
so-called and give its funds to the agri y
cultural college. ^
Capt. Tillman announced that t? q
U&tch fund had been stolen from
iaimers and that the agricultural board
didtiot represent ?k?in. 06\ '^*11
/1 i7iunl_iii.il agricultural college.
' JSlonged to the people.
Tillman: "Theagricultural board don't
represent the people."
Earle: "Put them out, then."
Tillman: "But the Legislature is manipulated."
Earle: "Then put out the members.
Capt Tillman is not the State. He
mustn't expect everybody to trail after
After a lively passage beyond the reach
of reporting, Gen. Earle said:
"I approve many things you advocate,
but do not abuse people without cause.
Do not charge a class with wrong-doing
and array class against class."
Tillman: "I've said harder things
agfiinst farmers than lawvera. I've called
them fools and puppets.
]?arle: "You cannot point to a single
South Carolina Representative in Democratic
days who has stolen a dohar."
numan: "i aont Know aDout mat.
There are some flahy things," [Great,
confusion, the entire platform being covered
with excited men orowding about
the couple. Cries of "Put him up to
Earle: "Come out openly and say it."
Tillman, with hesitation and looking
awkward: "A reputable man in Marion
oharges?(and then he repeated Bigham's
slander about Governor Thompson.)
I don't endorse it, but 1 was in
the House myself when Dean made that
report Bigham says he did. The News
and Courier this morning has a reply
mentioning a lot of things in the mansion,
but that is not conclusive to me."
Yerner, excitedly: "That schedule was
copied from records in my office. There
is not a scintilla of truth in that accusation;
not a scintilla."
Tillman. doggedly: "Glad to hear
some one deny it."
Earle; "Then the thing that looks
fishy has disappeared. With all respect
for Governor Thompson, if a man will
make an affidavit against him I will have
him brought to South Carolina and tried.
But don't let us have these accusations."
Tillman: "It's not my-charge, not my
Earle: "Not your business when a
Governor of the State is accused of
Tillman: "I would be ashamed to
make the charge."
Earle: "Ashamed to accuse Governor
Thompson, and not ashamed to accuse
the Legislature of stealing agricultural
Tillman: "Am I under cross-examination?"
Earle: "I ask you to specify and
Tillman: "I'm satisfied about Governor
Thompson, but the people are
Mr. H. R. Thomas, Tillman's lieutenant,
interrupted with some sneer at Gen.
Earle's showing off his ability as a law
Earle: "I am fishing for trout, not for
minnows. "While I reepect Capt. Tillman,
I think he has got one of the poorest
lieutenants I ever saw,"
The meeting ended amid great confusion.
The excitement ever since Mr.
Yerner's departure had been intense.
Calls were made for Col. Dargan, but
he had left. Capt. Tillman left immediately
after dinner, to spend the night
with a friend in the country.
The Meeting at Florence.
The meeting at Florence on the 2d
inst. was a very- noisy one?the noise being
made chiefly by the followers of Mr.
Bigham, now a candidate for the Senate
from Marion county. Speeches were
made Dy uovernor xvicnaraaon, liieut.Governor
Manldin and Captain Tillman
and Col. B. W. Edwards. No new
points were developed. Then came
Mr. Bigham, of whose speech and the
subsequent proceedings the News and
-Courier oontains the following report:
Mr. Bigham opened by declaring that
ke had been grossly misreprsented by
flie "clicks" and rings of Marion county.
His subsequent remarks could only be
haard in fragments above the din, but
he secured silence when he turned to the
>ews and Courier Reporter and denanded
a fair report. The reporter unfortunately
has not the most patient
tgnper in the world, and jumping up he
slouted: "You seem to be an infernal
as, and if you don't shut up and attend
toyour business you will get hurt. Stick
toyour text, and prove if you can that
yoi are not a slanderer, but leave me
. Jlr, Bigham remarking, "I know if I
failto prove it I will deserve a whipping
and get one." nroceeded with his kbori
oufc task. He first quoted Governor
Eiihardson's remarks in Greenville as
"^ 'lim, and said that the Governor this
Fuming, when he spoke to him at the
wa^rd to say:
?)a a goin' to whip out the State."
?e next thing heard was a declaratiojthat
the News and Courier had pub- ;
lia'd everything against him and would
nc^ublish his replies. If he sent any- 1
thil to the News and Courier they
woiJ keep it for eight or ten days until '
&yieould consult the "click." Then :
tu^ng to the reporter of the paper he
be?* to instruct him to note this, that 1
or t? other thing about the News and '
Je reporter got over the benches and '
np> Mr. Bigham, and told him that he ;
cod not talk at thj News and Courier
ttyugh him. That if he had any com- '
pi?t against the home office he could
goio Charleston and make it there.
Tit if he wanted satisfaction in ;
Clrleston he could go down and help
yweKv and that if he wanted any here 1
pm the representative of the paper he
.inU tlQCO -if fVnn ika?\ tt,1
av vucu auu L-ucxc auu wcjlctme.
These remarks were emphasized
bi the vigorous abating of a fist within
aiew inches of Mr. Bigham's classic
lise. The wildest excitement prevailed.
:A party of Bighamites were prejiaring,
itis stated, for a raid on the Reporter,
wen a counter-movement was made by
th more respectable element; and unexpated
backing came from many quarter
A number of prominent citizens
impressed their satisfaction at the snubbin
j Mr. Bigham was receiving, and
wer? apparently desirous of seeing a
cegdar tilt inaugurated, but Mi*. Bighsmr
having taken the hint and relumed
wihout a word to other subjects, the
^porter had no reason to continue the
Mr. Bigham was now frequently interUjpted
by questions. Dr. Weatherly
ornered him about the furniture matter,
dr. Bigham declared that he had never
ail that Governor Thompson stole the
ujniture. Dr. Weatherly insisted on a
ee or no answer as to whether he did
teal it, but Mr. Bigham dodged the
uestion. He gave a long statement as
\ fVia tirK^Vi oa wnll ?o Vva
r Y""r '?J niuvu) nwu no wUiU uo I
F><^?fc ?paa cimnlv * taVi P-pH?erf bifi letter I
^0 l^^f+BW8" -?Qd ^?5P5?*^i
conclusively iu ity fxtwS^to& -?Sc-i2i.'
He gave not one new piece of enSetre^
simply stating that he did not
Col. Sloan's statement or the circu^
stances reported about the inventor^
He could not find in the Journals of the
House any mention of the resolution
Governor JtiichardsoL said he had passed.
Dr. Weatherly: "Why did not you
fight these furniture appropriations in
Bigham: "I had the Marion County
clicks and rings-to attend to."
Mr. Bigham having commenced a sentence
as follows: "Solomon being the
wisest man that ever lived," was interrupted
by a chorus of ironic ejaculations:
"Except Bigham!" Then Mr. Bigham
turned on Dr. Weatherly with the question:
"If you object to this, why did not
you send other representatives from Marion?"
Dr. Weatherly, (devoutly): "Wouldto
God we had not sent you, Mr. Bigham!"
One of Mr. Bigham'a audible remarks
was that he had expected Governor
Biohardson to stay and hear him.
Another was that Col. John C. Haskell,
fixes up figures so that the farmer cannot
understand him them. Then because
?16 60 had been paid by Governor Richardson
for gas consumed at the Mansion
and about its grounds during Governor
Shepard's Administration when no family
lived in the house, the fund for the purpose
of the fiscal year just closed being
exhausted, Mr. Bigham gravely announced
that the Governor had been
guMvj w ^/wuw uuvuwj (UiU uuab uo
had proved it on him, and that he shonld
be punished for it as impartially as the
man who stole a 25 cent chicken, i f the
people of Marion endorse the principles
of John Peter Richardson, said he, they
must send some one else to the Senate.
[Voices: "We will do it!"J I don't want
the votes of such people. The Legislature,
he declared, had proved by its
action that it was unwilling to trust John
Peter Richardson with the fnrnitnre in
the Governor's Mansion without taking
his reoeipt for it. If a member of the
House could make such a stir as this in
a short time, what could not he do if he
was sent to the Senate and put on a committee
of investigation? [Voices: "Why
did not you investigate when you were
there?" "Oh you could make a fine dog
of the treasury if you could only get
back!"J He acoused Governor Richardson
of botching the State House and
misappropriating money while a member
of the State House commission, and was
going on in the same indecent style when
the Reporters who were tired out and
disgusted left him at 4.30 P. M. to hunt
some food. They were told afterwards
that hfl nrmtirmp/T tr> t.hfi hi a affo^Va
on the whole Administration.
DR. SINGLET ARY's SPEECH.
Dr. Singletary had been waiting long
for a chance to express himself. When
Mr. Bigham ceased, he addressed the
m eeting in somewhat the following terms:
"Fellow-citizens of Florence: I am
surprised and mortified that you should
have stood here to hear such a "blanked
set of hypocrites and scoundrels as Tillman
and Bigham, I am deeply ashamed
of this event I could hardly control myself
when this scoundrel Bigham abused
a man of honor and integrity, like Governor
Richardson. Why are these fellows
so mad with the Government of South
Carolina? Because, bv George, its mem
bers are gentlemen, and gentlemen are
the only hope of the State."
More was said bv the angry orator,
and it's declared tliat he received the
most liberal and continuous applause of
the day. His remarks above are given at
the earnest request of prominent citizens
of Marion County.
Lett' Gadsden, the worst negro Radical
in the town, is said to have led the hurrahing
for Bigham, and it is further
! stated that Bigham received the handf
shakes of the negroes npon his concta
A PROMISED BIOGRAPHY OF BIGHAM.
Mr. Bigham's active tongue will soon
be called to his own defense. It was
announced that Gen. W. W. Harllee will
publish in the n xt issue of the Marion
papers some account of Mr. Bigham, in
which will be included information that
in a certain trial he swore in Court that
he did not believe his own mother on
oath, and that he brought two witnesses
from another county to testify against
her veracity. The good people of Marion
have realized rather late the mistake
they made in not scotching the Bigham
I or* Q Irn TTTVI nn if ^ An /-J
TT uuu ii mou loinou iw
AN ISLAND FULL OF GOtD.
The Romance of the Tread well 9I]ne lu
Alanka~"It Contains Enough of the
Metal to Pay ihe National Debt"--Rock
that Will Require a Century to Exhanat.
It was whispered from time to time in
fmit JZ the^ shoulders
fe^r^-nmsTD^pPuiftlAi1 llkWJ ulEnleeced
so often that every enterprise for getting
the precious metals oat of the earth
bears to tbeir eyes the marks of a s win die.
And then (barring the beautiful fur seal)
they think there is nothing in that far
off country but Thlinketa, Hydahs, Chilkats,
muskrats, icebergs, glaciers, and
other unmerchantable artdclee. Only a
few o: the more favored tourist who have
been let into some of the secrets of the
am all rtlinn? nwiiirc the TiroDftrtv aoore
ciate the great wealth that is locked up
in the forbidding cliffs on the shore
about two hundred miles north of Sitka.
It is no concern of the insiders to have
the world know that they own millions
of tons of rock into which long ages ago
the precious metal was so generously
filtered. They have no mine for sale.
It is the little fellows owning holes in
the ground which have been heavily
Btocked who want to sell. They are content
to quietly dig out 100 per cent, a
month in tnis dark corner ot the earth.
Modert fellows they are.
On the west side of the Gastineau
Channel, says the Chicago Tribuue. within
pistol shot of the mainland and under
the shadow of preceptons mountains, is
Douglas Island. Just back from the
jhore, in a cliff 800 to 1,000 feet high, is
i horizontal shaft 400 feet wide and many
lundred feet long. At intervals along
;he top of the cliff are perpendicular
shafts. This is the Tread well Mine. It
s said that some rock has been taken
)ut which yields as high as $200 per ton,
Dut that is exceptional The statement
>f one intelligent man is that the average
s $9 per ton, that it costs ?1.50 per ton
;o convert the raw material into gold bars,
md that 300 tons of rock can be reduced
per day. These figures being correct,
ihe net product of tUe mine is $675,000
t year, allowing only 300 working days.
Another authority estimated that the
>utput for the year 1887 would be $100,)00
per month, or $1,200,000 per year,
m/1 t.V>A i/iaIH thifi ^rtainlv Aorinnt
?e less. Diamond drills have been ran
ong distances in various directions and
ihow no change in the charttcter of the
ock or the ore. A thousand feet below
^ ^f?i it's just the tume. It
junda extravagant, but experts who
lave made careful investigation declare
hat there is unquestionably enough gold
a this mine to pay the national del-t
about $1,200,000,000) and that there are :
|jny million dollars' worth of pay rock
The confidence of the owners *
of the prupeiiy is anaX^iry tiio i. th
they have in operation more stamps thai
there are in any other mill in the world
The appreciation of the mine by othe:
people ig indicated by a bid of $16,000,
000 which was made for the property
some months ago. This is a case, how
ever, when the insiders don't want to ge
'out and the outsiders cannot get in.
The mine wan named for its discoverer
Tread well was an old Calif or nian of Ion*
experience in mining. He was one of i
great number of people who, knowing
that there are valuable mineral deposit;
in Alaska, went there prospecting. Th<
natives, a good-natured lot, are alwayi
uu uuuu lu u?&e lounaie ana explorer;
along the coast almost any distance
Many old miners are constantly testing
the rocks with hammer and glass. Thej
have located deposits of gold, silver, cop
per, iron and other metals, but it waj
reserved for Tread well to find this masi
of gold-bearing rock. It is said thai
when he first vi.iited it there was a veil
of gold running conspicuously up anc
down the face ot the cliff After satis
fying himself that it was worthy of for'
tner tests, he went to California, bought
some machinery, and then returned. Il
required but little work with this machine
ry to excite his cupidity to the nighesl
pitch. Having secured his rights in tht
claim, he went to San Franoisco with
some specimens of the ore. Senatoi
Jones of Nevada was at that time in bad
luck and poor. It was his opportunity.
He went ud to Alaska and was convinced
tiiat another fortune was his if he could
get control of the Treadwell Mine. He
formed a syndicate and was given a quarter
interest in the profits of tie mine as z
consideration. Treadweil, it is said, received
31,000,000 in cash and a small
percentage of the profits. The stock oi
the company is now owned mainly bj
four persons, of whom Jones and i). 0.
Mills are two. Some wealthy Chicago
men, including C. B. Farwell, S. A. Kent
and President JBlackstone of the Alton
road, have been allowed to examine the
property, but it is not believed that they
have any financial interest in it. The mine
employs natives and Cornishmen ae
laborers, paying them 3*2.50 per day and
upward, and has already become quite a
center of miscellaneous business.
With California losing its prestige as a
gold-producing country, Australia disappointing
its friends, and other parts of
the earth failing to meet expectations,
the students of finance are looking about
the world for a new sourse of supply.
Perhaps Alaska will fulfill the requirements.
Burmah, a mysterious country,
of which Americans know even less than
of their own Alaska, is said to have
enormous stores of gold ore, of the location
of which nobody but a few persons
connected with the Government know
anything, but developments cannot be
expected there for many years. Meanwhile
Alaska will come to the front. At
all events, people who have seen the
Tread well like to remark: 'Alaska was
certainly worth the $7,200,000 Seward
paid for it twenty years ago."
PIAXOS A AD ORGANS.
One thousand Pianos and Organs to
close out by October 1. All Organs and
Pianos sold at cash price, payable
November 1?no interest?delivered to
your nearest depot. Fifteen days trial.
Organs from ?21 up; Pianos from $150
up. All instruments warranted. Send
for circulars. Buy now and have the
use of the instrument. Remember we
pay freight both ways if the instrument
don't suit. Prices guaranteed less than
N. W. TRUMP,
* Columbia, S. 0.
A ROMANCE OF A COUNTESS.
HOW THE DAUGHTER OF A GERMAN
NOBLEMAN LOST HEK HEART.
An Eventful Career-1 Husband Assassinated?Marrying
a Second Time and Being;
Deceiwed?Diamonds, Paris Dresses
aud Great Wealth Found in Chicago.
(From the New York Star.)
For some months past there has been
a little romance going on in Chicago,
which the Globe of that city says would
furnish capital material for a novel of
the thrilling style.
Some years ago there lived near Berlin,
in Germany, a German nobleman of
great wealth, who, among other favors
of fortune, possessed an interesting
family of two sons and two . daughters.
The elder daughter married at an early
85e a German nobleman, -a member of
- ""Tr^Ti the"- same regiment.
The younger daughter of the old
German nobleman?whowas also a
baron and the scion of one of Prussia's
most noble families?was the Countess
Marie von Oveardon, a charming brunette,
with a beautiful figure and a most
bewitching manner. The dream of the
old baron's life was to wed this daughter
to a rather elderly German of untold
wealth, who was an officer in the Emperor's
retinue. The Countess Marie,
however, disliked the man to whom her
father had betrothed her in her childhood,
and after visiting her sister,
where she met the dashing young surgeon,
who was her brother-in-law's
friend, she returned to her father's castle
minus heart, which she had given into
the surgeon'? keeping. The elderly
suitor's chances were materially "done
for." Baron von Oveardon would hear
no word of the surgeon lover's suit, and
bade his daughter consider lierself betrothed
to the elderly lover. So the
young couple got a dispensation from
the Emperor, and one fine day they
were clandestinely married.
Their marriage life was Bhort, however,
for one night in 1883, while the
surgeon's regiment was encamped outside
the gates of the capital, he was shot by
an assassin in ambush and died the following
day. On his death bed he told
Viio cnrrnty xeifa thftf Via fplf, snrA that, his
disappointed rival had a knowledge of
bis assassination, and made her bind
herself by oath never to have anything to
do with him. Baron von Oveardon had
discarded his daughter when he heard
of her marriage, and she also lost her
title on account of her misalliance. So,
although her husband left her a com- .
fortable fortune, including his life insurance,
at his death the broken-hearted
young widow had no home save with
her married sister. Her health failed
after her bereavement, and her sister
and brother-in-law decided to travei for
a few years and see if time and new
scenes would not wean the young
Countess (the death of the husband restored
the title) from her grief. For
four years they wandered all over
Europe and America. While in th6
United Slates, where she arrived in
100.1 *1?1 r\ K-rr
AUvTX, bUC y>JUUUUCOC, WUW UOU UJ VUiO
rime recovered from the poignancy o?
her grief, a decided fancy to the
m So, a relative who was a Caffi
Dlic bishcflrP ^ Wisconsin, she took nj
ijo>..<3rtesiclence with him, and her rela
! tives returned to Germany. In Jane
1884, she visited Chicago, and, as sh<
f could not speak the English language
. she visited Professor Minshall, the blinc
j elocutionist, on the West side, witl
. the object of taking instruction in th<
t English language. She took a few lee
sons, proving herself a very apt pupil,
She evinced a decided liking for th(
professor and his wife, and made then:
the conlidants of her romantic story,
Shortly afterward she returned to Milwaukee,
and her friendp, the Minshalls,
failod to hear from her for some time.
In the course of a year, however, sh
again made her appearance in Chicago,
and told her friends that she had married
a wealthy Milwaukean named J. J.
Hoi, who was in the real estate business.
Their life was not happy one, and in
December last she applied for a divorce
fU nrrtrt 41
3 irum uci uuauouu, trnu woo given ? ust
CTee by Judge Shepard on March 12,
t 1888. Her life after her divorce was
[ not a pleasant one. Practically she had
. given up her fortune, and, although she
. had a small fortune in jewels and s
: magnificent wardrobe, she had no monej
I save about $1,500 and an income of $7C
per mon;;h which her father allowed
j The old lover, whom she suspected ol
i having had a hand in the assassination
of her first hosband, again appeared
I upon the horizon of her existence. A
, young German Prince visiting this
I country a topped over in Chicago, and
I in his retinue was an elderly German oi
> wealth ac<?mpanied by a valet. The
Countess was at this time living with
i her friends the Minshalls. She had
neara incidentally irom a iriena wiiu
I whom she corresponded in Germany
[ that her old lover had been trying to
r get her address, as he intended visiting
this country. When the Countess left
> Germany she left behind her, besides
i her married brother, a young brother
t whom she had not seen in a couple of
i years, as hie was at Paris receiving his
education. When the old lover arrived
i he stopped at the Graud Pacific Hotel,
i and by some means he had located the
Countess. He sent word to her by his
servant that her young brother and a
very dear friend had arrived here from
Germany and would call upon her the
following (lay. The next day a gentleman
of dignified appearance rang the
door bell of No. 2180 Wabash avenue,
where the .lady had a furnished a room,
and inquired for the Counress von Seiflert
He came in a carriage and was
accompanied by a young gentleman
whom he said was the Countess' brother.
The moment the Countess beheld her
fr5oifj->ro oVi?, ViAr fliyarinriintAfl
lover and almost fainted. She ordered
him out and bade him never to return.
The young man, who bore a striking
resemblance to the photograph of her
brother, she doubted, and denounced
him as an iriposter. He, ho wever, ttoutly
maintained that he was ht_r brother,
and made a,n engagement to see her the
nest day, when he would call again alone.
The old lover departed, vowing venganee
on accouut of his reception. Next day
she visited Archbishop Feehan with her
alleged brother, and as he failed to answer
some questions she propounded,
she requested the archbishop to cable to
her father La Berlin as to the whereabout?
came back that he had just returned to
Berlin from Paris, where he had beei.
attending college, and if any one w&representing
himself to be her broth* r
he was an imposter. The naxfc day the
German Prince aad his party depart
ed from Chicago, and then began a
systematic course of annoyance for tht
^ -1 ov. 1J i. 1^ I
I poor uouniesa. out) uoiuu uut leave iiei
' house without being shadowed by detec
tires, whom she suspected of being i&
the employ of her divorced husband and
cast-off lover. She Anally determined
to seek another residence, and in April
last she moved to 2108 Wabash arenas,
rented by W. T. Noble and family. Her
irieads, the Minshalls, did not then see
as muoh of her as they would have desired,
and she seldom visited them, but
explained that she could not leave her
home without being shadowed.
On June 13 last she accompanied th<*
professor aud his wife to a musicale at
Professor Steiner's, on the North Side.
They did not see her again after th?t,
and after waiting two or tbrce weeks
thev called at her an/1 #/-?nn
she had moved away. The landlord, W.
T..Noble, expressed ignorance of herwhereabouts,
saying she had moved oat
the previous week.
A reporter called at'No. 2108 Wabash -V : .
avenue. W. T. Noble was in his and
09 being naked if he knew ,lj?.
the Countess von Seiffert was, Air,
^j^aEted in some way withlsT^G.
Maresch, a wealthy business man of - Whatcom,
Washington Territory. M%resch
arrived in Chicago Jane 27, and as
he proved to be all that he represented,
the Countess went with him at once to
Rev. Father Butler of St John's Church, ~
and on Sunday evening, July 1, they
The couple went to board at Southern
Hotel. They remained there until
Wednesday evening, when they departed
for their new home in Washington Terri tory,
and a happier couple could not be
Rev. Father Butler confirmed the .
statement that he had performed the
ceremony. "Yes, the lady was a German
Countess of wealth. I know her whole
history, and she came to me with letters
irom a most eenmaoie clergyman,
Father Lalumier of Milwaukee. She
was quite free to marry, as she had married
a divoced man for her second husband
without knowing it. They appeared
to be very happy and I hope it will
turn out weiL"
Mr. Bafcchelor, proprietor of the
Southern Hotel, said that the Countess
and her husband boarded with him for
two weeks, and they appeared to be
happy and had plenty of money.
Mr. and Mrs. Minshall were seen, and
were astonished when they beard of her
marriage, having worked on the abduction
theory since they found out she bad
Meanwhile the Countess, who is about
30 years of age and still a beautiful
woman, is on her way with her new husband
to their home in Washington Territory,
where she will undoubtedly create a
sensation with her diamonds and Worth
toilets, and her romantic life's history.
SAM JOXKS OF GEORGIA.
He Talks in Hli Peculiar Way About Polltics
(From the Chicago Herald)
Bey. Sam Jones stopped over eight at
the Sherman House. He is on his way
to Madison, Wis., to lecture. "I think
the importance of my work is increaa- ? _
ing,".said he, "I have a thousand or two
thousand applications for me ahead. The ?
earnestness of the people who listen to
me is shown by their number and the 9
results that come. As for prohibition
ment The largest vote wififprobably
3 be in Georgia, 10,000 or more. I hope
the Bepubbcan party will be defeated bo>
cause then it will break to pieces and a
3 prohibition party will be formed. The
: new party ought to take up other quetr
tions, also the Sunday question, for ir |
instance. It has come to such a pass
3 that we won't have any Sunday in this
country in eight or ten years. I believe
' in the grand Jeffersonian principles of
3 the Democratic party, but I can't go th&
1 whole hog. I don't think a man can ba
' a Christian and be a Democrat. If he ia
a good Christian he will be a mighty
' weak-kneed Democrat, and if he is a
crntiA Dflmnwot thuw tir/vn't Kfl tnnnh
! spine to his Christianity." Mr. Jonea
had not made np his mind as to whom
he would vote for.
Vitality of Bermuda Grass Seed.
, The July Bulletin of the Experimental
Station of this State contains the following:
\ In the May Bulletin the result of c.
l test of the vitality of a sample of this
s seed was given, in which, at a temperat
tore of 70 degrees, none oonld be made
r to germinate, although remaining in the
i apparatus for a month.
Qin/kA than f^ofo kowu /?A?
MIMVU VMVU WAJW f V kA^U WU~
tinned, bnt at higher temperature, viz.,
. 80 to 85 degrees, or still lower than that
to whioh the seed would be exposed in
' the soil. The result has been 66
1 per cent of good seed have germinated,
43 per cent, of the germi; appearing on
' the third and fourth days, 8 percent, on
1 the fifth day, and the remaining 14 per
cent during the following thirteen days.
The sample as purchased contained
19.18 per cant of impurities, such as
trash and foreign seed. The per cent.
value of the sample is therefore 54.6.
Still further tests to be made at higher
temperatures may show a higher germinating
The different results obtainedat different
temperatures fumifih valuable guid- . '
ance to the fanner in sowing seed of this
grass. The plant is a native of warm
climates, and only perfects its seeds in
low latitudes, and these require for
germination a sufficient warmth of soil.
Oar results seem to show that plantings
should be made not later in the fall than
the middle of October, nor earlier in the
spring than April 10th.
An Absurd Fashion.
Unconsciously perhaps, several man
tiara in .TMttkRmivillA havA fallen infrt a
London fad?that of shaving the upper
lip. There is an organized movement
at the English capital against the mustache
and attempts are being made by
the Anglo-maniacs in this country to
popularize it here. This has proved a
dead failure in Philadelphia. The Record
of that city remarks that it has been
clearly demonstrated that "most men
would sooner part with their little fingers
than with their mustache." Why, no
one seems to know. A mustacheless man
has no charm for a girl who is looting
for a husband. Villains and heroes au
wear beautifully trained and formed bp
covers. And physicians say that a bare
lip is injurious to the eyes, the mustache
serving to break the downward fall of
one's vision somewhat.?Jacksonville
The Hide to the sparkling Catawba.
T'ha ri/ta frnm tVio railrAAi^ tn *Via
Sparkling Catawba Springs is a very
pleasant one?made especially so by tha
fact that Messrs. Brannpn Bros, bava
established a regular hack line from
Conover, N. C., the nearest station, to
the Springs. In buying tickets and
checking baggage, remember " that
Conover is the station and that Brannou
Bros, will supply comfortable transportation
at reasonable figures,