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XLVI. WINN8BORO, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 1891. NO. 44. j
CAST THEM OX THE LORD.
CHRIST WILL HELP YOU BEAR YOUR
Dr. Titluiusft Preaches an Eloquent Sermou
That A i>peats to the Busirea* Man,
the Invalid, the Mourner and to All
Brooklyn, June 7.?It is no new
tlnnii to the members of the Brooklyn
Tabernacle church to have their pastor's
eminence cknowledged by the outside
leg world. Bat even they must have been
K gratified by the distinction conferred
V upon him since last Sunday. In listeuggBHR
ing to Dr. Talmage to-day, they were
V listening to the chaplain of the Ancient
and Honorable Artillery Company of
fJMas?acnuseil5, iu nuitu uwtc uc noo
formally Installed with due ceremony on
June 1. The organization, which is two
hundred and fifty years old, and the
lineal descendant of an English organization
dating back to the beginning of
the Sixteenth century, has had many
distinguished divines as chaplains, and
ths honor has always been highly appreciated.
The subject of Dr. Talmage's
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ISITI LL1KJLL LiiiO UiVlUiUg n ww amv
liearer," and bis text Psalm iv, 22?
"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he
shall sustain thee."
David was here taking his own medicine.
II' anybody had on him heavy
weights, David had them, and yet out
of his own experience he advises you
and me as to the best way of getting rid
| of burdens. This is a world ofburdeu
bearing. Coming into the house of prayvr
ihere may be no sign of sadness or
burrow, but where is the man who has
no;, a conllict'r Where is the soul that
i nt. ji sirnoaie? And there is not a
day of all the year when my text is not
gloriously appropriate, and there is nevtr
an audience assembled on the planet
\\-here the text does not fit the occasion:
"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he
shall sustain thee." In the lar east
wells of water are so infrequent that
J w hen a man owns a well he has a prop
t-ity of very iireat value, and sometimes
1 allies have bec-n fought for the posses'
siiiu of one well of water; but there is
cue well that every man owns?a deep
well, a perennial well, a well of "tears,
ifa man has not a burden on this shoulder,
he has a burden on the other should\
The day I left home to look ailer myIself
aud for myself, in the wagon my
.aiher sat driving, and he said that day
something which has kept with me all
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trust God. 1 have many a time come
10 a crisis of difficulty. You may know
that, having been sick for fifteen years,
it was no easy thing for me to support
a family; but alwa}s God came to the
rescue. I remember the time," he said,
"when I didn't know what to de, and I
saw a man on horseback riding up the
farm lane, and he announced to me that
I had been nominated for the most lucrative
office .in the gift of the people of
the county, and to that office I was elected,
and God in that way met all my
wants, and I tell )ou it is always safe to
U U.M. UULU*
Oh, my friends, what we want is a
practical religion! The religion people
have is so high up you cannot reach it.
I had a fiiend who entered the life of an
: evangelist. lie gave up a lucrative business
m Chicago, and he and his wife
finally came io severe want. He told
me that in the morning at prayers he
said: 4*0 Lord thou knowest we have
not a mouthful of food in the house?
* Help me: heip us!" And he started out
Oil me Sireei, aua a geuueiuaxi mei mm
and said: *kI have been thinking of you
for a good while. You know I am a
flour merchant; if you won't be offended,
I should like to send you a barrel of
My friend cast his burden on the Lord,
and the Lord sustained him. In the
Straits of Magellan, I hare been told,
there is a place where whichever way a
captain puis his ship he finds the wind
against him, and there are men who all
tiieir lives have been running in the teeth
of the wind, and which way to turn they
do not know. Some of them may be
here this mominsr. and I address them
face to face, not perfunctorily, but as
one brother talks to another brother.
' Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and
he shall sustain thee."
TIIE BUSINESS MAN'S liUKDEN.
First?There are a great many men
who have business burdens. When we
see a man harried and perpic-xed and annoyed
in business life we are apt to say,
"He ought not to have attempted to carry
so much." Ah. that man may not
be to blame at a1.!! When a man plauts
a business he does not know what will
be Us outgrowths, what will be its roots,
whxt will be its branches. There is
mauy a man with keen foresight and
large business faculty who has been
tlunir into the dust by unforeseen circumstances
spriDgirg upon hit.) from
ambush. When to buy, when to sell,
when to trust and to what amount of
credit, what will be the effect of this new
invention of machinery, what will be the
vi/.f a? Iapo <*\f <*?rr?n onrl o
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r ' tffter questions perplex business men until
the hair is silvered and deep wrinkles
are plowed in the cheek, and the stocks
iro up by the mountains and go down bv
the valleys, and they are at their wits'
ends and stagger like drunken men.
There never has been a time when
there have bet n such rivalries in business
as now. It is hardware against
hardware, books against books, chandlery
against chandlery, imp -rted article
against imported article. A thousand
stores iu combat with another thousand
stores. Xever such advantage of light,
never such variety of assortment, never
st! iiiucu spieuuor 01 snuw \>iuuu?. uevcr
so much adroitness of salesmen, never
so much acmeness of advertising, and
amid all the se verities of riva'ry in business
how many men break down! Oh,
the burden on the shoulder! Ob. the
burden on the heart! You hear that it
is avarice which drives these men of
business through the street, and that is
the commonly accepted idea. I do not
believe a woru of it.
The vast multitude of these business
men are toiling on for others. To educate
their children, to put the wing of
protection over their households, to have
bomeihinir left so when thev uass out of
tAus life their wives and children will not
have to go to the poorhouse?that is the
way I translate this energy in the street
acu\ store?the vast majority of that energy.
Grip, Gouge & Co., do not, do
a\lthe business. Some of us remember
w\\en the Central America was coming
home from California, it was wrecked.
President Arthur's father-in-law was the
heroic captain of that ship, and went
down with most of the passeneers.
/ Some of them got oft' into life boats but
there was a young man returning from
California who had a bag of gold in his
hand: and as the last boat shoved off from
the ship that was to go down that man
shouted to aco made, in the boat, l'Here,
John, catch this gold; there are $3,000,
take iL home to my old mother; it will
make her comfortable in her last days."
Grip, Gouge & Co. do not do all the business
of the world. Ah! mv friend, do
you say lhat God does not care anything
about your worldly business? I tell you
God knofrs more about it than you do.
He knows all your perplexities; he knows
what mortgages is about to foreclose;
he knews what-note you cannot pay;
he knows what unsalable goods you have
on your shelves; he knows all your trials,
from the day you tovk hold of the first
yardstick down to the sale of the last yard
of ribbon, and the God who helped David
to be king, and who helped Daniel to be
prime minister, and who helped Havelock
io Dea soiQier, win nerj you 10 aiscaax<;e
all your duties. He is ?oing to see you
through. When loss comes, and you
find your property going, just take this
Book and put it down by your ledger,
and read of tbe eternal possesions that
will come to you through our Lord Jesus
Christ. And" when your business part
aer betrays you, and your fri&eds turn
against you, just take the insulting letter,
put it down on the table, put your
Bible beside the insulting letter, and then
read of the friendship of him s\ ho "sticketh
closer than a brother."
THE LORD SUSTAINED HIM.
A young accountaut in New York city
got his accounts entangled. He knew he
was honest, svnd yet he could not make
his accounts come out right, and he toiled
at them day and night until he was
nearly frenzied. It seemed by those
books that something had been misappropriated.
and he knew before God he
was honest. The last day came. lie
knew if he could not tliat day make his
accounts come out right he would go
into disgrace and Into banislimpnt
from thp hn?in#?s? pcfahlish
lishment, He went over there very early,
before there was anybody n? the place,
and he knelt down at the desk and said:
"Oh, Lord, thou knowest I have tried
to he honest, but X cannot make these
things come out right! Help me today?
help me this morning!"
The young man arose and hardly
knowing why he did so opened a book
that lay on the desk, and there was a
IaoP o Imn 4*\f* firrnnncj
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explained everything. Ia other words,
he cast his burden upon the Lord
and the Lord sustained him. Young
maa, do you ' .tr that? Oh, yes;
God has a syi^athy with anybody
that is in any kind of toil! lie kuows
how heavy is the hod of bricks that
the workman carries up the ladder ol
the wall; he hears the pickax of the miner
dowu in the coal shaft; he knows how
strong the tempest strikes the sailor at
masthead; he sees the lactory girl among
the spindles and knows how her arms
ache: he sees the sewing woman in the
fourth storv and knows how few pence i
she gets for making a garment; and louder
than all the din and roar of the city
comes the voice of a svmpathetic God,
"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and
ne snaii sustain tnee.
Second?There are a great many who
have a weight of persecution and abuse
upon them. Sometimes society gets a
. rudge against a man. All his motives
are misinterpreted, and his good deeds
are depreciated. With more virtue thau
some of the honored and applauded, he
runs only against raillery' and sharp
criticism. Whed a man begins to go
down he has not only the force of natural
gravitation, but a hundred hands to
help him in the precipitation. Men are
f<rvr tfipir virfriAS anrl l.hpir
successes. Germanicus said he had just
as many bitter antagonists as he had
adornments. The character sometimes
is so lustrous that the weak eyes of envy
and~jealousy cannot bear to look at it.
It was their integrity that put Joseph in
the pit, and Dmiel in the din, and
Shadrach in the fire, and sent John the
Evangelist to desolate Patmos, and
Calvin to the castle of persecution, and
John Huss to the stake and Korah after
iuuoco, auu oaui aiuti. i/aviu, auu xxuvu
after Christ. Be sure if you have anything
to do for church or state, and you
attempt it with all your soul, the lightning
will strike you.
INTEGRITY ALWAYS BRINGS ABUSE.
The world always has had a cross between
two thieves for the one who comes
to save it. High and holy enterprise
has alwavs been followed by abuse. The
most sublime tragedy of self sacrifice
has come to burlesque. The graceful
gait of virtue is always followed by
grimace and travesty. The sweetest
strain of poetry ever written has come
to ridiculous parody, and as long as
there are virtue and righteousness in the
world, there will be something for
iniquity to grin at. All along the line o
the ages, and in all lands, the cry has
een: "Not this i* an, but Barabbas.
Xoiv, Barabbas was a robber."
And what makes the persecutions of
life worse is that thev come from neonle
whom you have helped, from those to
whom you have loaned money or have
started in business, or whom you rescued
iu some great crisis. I think it
has been the history of all our lives?the
most acrimonious assault has come from
those whom we have benelited, whom
we heve helped,?and that makes it all the
harder to bear. A man is in danger of
A clergyman of the Universalist
church went into a neieborhood for the
establishment of a church of his denomination,
and he was anxious to find some
one of that denomination, and he was
pointed to a certain house and went
there. He said to the man of the house,
"I understand you are a Universalist; I
want you to help me In the enterprise."
Well," said the man, "I am a Universalist,
but I have a peculiar kind of
Universalism." k*What is that?" asked
the minister. "Well," ret.lied the other,
4*I have been out in the world, and I
have been cheated and slandered and
outraged and abused until I believe In
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j. lie urea.o uauuet is uiui muu wm uccome
cynical and given to believe, as
David was tempted to say, that all men
are liars. Oh mv friends, do not let that
be the effect upon your souls! If you
cannot endure a little persecution, how
do you thick our lathers endured great
persecution? Motley, in his kiDutch Republic,"
tells U> ot Egmontthe martyr
who. condemned to be beheaded, unfastened
his collar on the way to the
scatiold, and when they asked him why
he did that he said, "So they will not be
detained in their work; 1 want to be
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dure compared with those who have gone
BUDGE NOT ONE INCH.
Xow. if you have come across ill treatment,
let me tell you you are in excellent
company?Christ and Luther and
Galileo acd Columbus and John Jay a,ud
Josiah Quincy and thousands of men
and women, the best spirits or earth and
heaven. J3udge not .one inch, though
all hell wreak upon you its vengeance,
and you be made a target for devils to
shoot at. Do you not think Christ
knows all about persecution? Was he
not hissed at? Was he not struck on the
cheek? Was he not pursued ail the days
of his life? Did they not expectorate
upon him? Or, to put it in Bible language,
"They spit upon him.". And
canuot he understand what persecution
is? "Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thoe."
Third?There are others who carry
great burdens of physiclal ailments.
When sudden sickness has come, and
fierce choleras and malignant fevers take
the castles or lite by storm, we appeal
to God; but in these chronic ailments
which wear out the strength day after
day, and week after week, and year after
year, how little resorting to God for
solace! Then people depend upon their
tonics and their plasters and their cordials
rather than upon heavenly stimulants.
Oh, how few people there are
completely well! Some ol you, by dint
of perseverance and care, have kept living
to this time; but how you have had
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tediluvians, without medical college and
infirmary and apothecary shop, multiplied
their years by hundreds; but he
who has gone through the gantlet of disease
in our time, and has come to seventy
years of age, Is a hero worthy of a
THE BURDEN OF ILLNESS.
The world seems to be a great hospital,
and you run against rheumatisms
and consumptions aud scrofulas and neuralgias
and scores of old diseases baptized
by new nomenclature. Oh, how
lif>;avi7 Vimvlfn siclrnps* is! Tt takes
the color out of the sky, and the sparkle
out of the wave, and the sweetness out
of the fruit, and the luster out of the
night. When the limbs ache, when the
respiration is painful, when the mouth
is hot, when the ear roars with unhealthy
obstructions, how hard it is to be patient
and cheerful and assiduous! ''Cast thy
burden upon the Lord." Does your
head ache? IIis wore the thorn. Do
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spikes. Is your side painful? Ilis was
struck by the spear. Do you leel like
giving way under the burden? His
weakness gave way under a cross.
While you are in every possible way
to try to restore your physicial vigor,
you are to remember that more s^othiug
toan any anodyne, and more vitalizing
lhan auy stimulant, and more strengthening
than any tonic is the prescription
of the text: k'Cast thy burden upon the
Lord, and he shall sustain thee." We
hear a great deal of talk now about faith
cure, ciuu suuic pcupic oaj iu cauu^b wt
done and it is a failure. I do not know
but that the chief advance of the church
is to be in that direction. Marvelous
things come to me day by day which
make me think that if the age of miracles
is past it is because the faith o. miracles
A promiueut merchant of Xew York
said to a member of my family, "My
mother wants her cass mentioned to Mr.
Talmagc." This was the case. He
said: 4 "My mother had a dreadful abscess,
from which dhe had suffered untold .
agonies, and all surgery had been exhausted
upon her, and worse and worse
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tian friends and proceeded to pray about
it. We commended her case to God and
the abscess began immediately to be
cured. She is entirely well now, and
without knife and without any surgery."
So that case has come to me, and there
are a score of other cases coming to our
ears from all parts of the earth. ~Oh. ye
who are sick, go to Christ! Oh, je who
are worn out with agonies of body, "Cast
thv burden [upon the Lord, and he shall
TIIE BURDEN OF BEREAVEMENT.
Another burden some have to carry is
the burden of bereavement. Ah! these
are the troubles that wear us out. If we
lose our property, by additional industry
perhaps we may bring back the estranged
fortune; if we lose our good name,
perhaps by reformation of morals we
may achieve again reputation for integrity;"
but who will bring back the dear
departed? Alas me! for these empty
cradles and these truuks of childish toys
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me! for the empty chair and the silence
in the halls that will nevev echo again
those familiar footsteps. Alas! for the
cry of widowhood and orpanage.
What bitter Marahs in the wilderness,
what cities of the dead, what long black
shadow from the wing of death, what eyes
sunken with grief, what hands tremulous
with bereavement, what instruments ot
music shut now because there are no fingers
to play ou them! Is theie no relief
tor such souls? Aye, let the soul ride
into the harbor of my text.
The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not, desert to Its foes:
That soul, though all hell shall endeavor to
I'll never, no never no never forsake.
Now, the grave is brighter than the
ancient tomb where the lights were
pecpetually kept burning. The scarred <
feet or him who was "the resurrection
and the life" are on the broken grave
M11aaV? traivmo r\f flrxYolo rinfr
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down the sky at the coronation of another
soul come home to glory. * ,
THE ONLY CURE FOH SIX.
Then there are many who carry the !
burden of sin. Ah, we all carry it until :
in the appointed way that burden is lift
ed. We need no bible to prove r-hat the
whole race is ruined. What a spectacle :
it would be if we could tear off the mask ;
of human defilement, or beat a drum
that would brini^ up the whole army of 1
me \voncrs transgressions?me ueception,
the fraud, and the rapine, and the
murder, and the crime of all the centuries! ;
Aye. il I could sound the trumpet of resurrection
in the s >ul of the best men in '
this audience, and all the dead sins oi
the past should come up, we could not
endure the sight. Sin. grim and dire, .
has put its clutch upon the immortal
soul, and that clutch will never relax
unless it be under the heel of him who
came to destroy the works of the devil.
Oil, to have a mountain of sin on the
soul! Is there no way to have the burden
moved? Oh, yes. '"Cast thy burden
upon the Lord." The sinless one came
to take the consequences of our sin!
And I know he is iu earnest. How do
I know it? By the streaming temples
and the streaming bands as he says,
"Come nnto me all ye who are weary
and heavy laden, and I will give you
rest." Why will prodigals live on
swines' husks when the robe, and the
ring, and the father's welcome are ready?
Why go wandering over the great Sahara
desert of your sin when you are invited
to the gardens of God, the tiees of life
and the fountains of living water? Why
be houseless and homeless forever when
you may becornc the sons and daughters
Oi the Lord God Almight^ ?
Superintendent of Immigration.
Washington, June 4.?The President
today appointed Wm.D. Owen, ot
Logansport, Ind? Superintendent of
THE TRIPLE MURDERER.
SIXTH TRIAL OF THE EDGEFIELD
Joneo'tf Case On In the Lexinstou Court?
A Formidable Array ol Witnesses?Story
of the Murders?One Wltnes* Exumin
Lexington, C. H., S.C., June 10.?
Ia the Court General Sessions this morning
the case against Robert T. Jones for
the murder of Edward Pressley, Sr., was
called, and the trial entered upon.
There was only one eye witness to the
three murders which Jones is charged
with, but tbe case nas grown to sucn
magnitude as to require 100 witnesses
to tell the jury all about it.
At the roll call this morning thirtyfour
witnesses answered on the side of
the State' and the defense have had summoned
sixty-seven witnesses, the most
of whom are in attendance. Among the
prominent witnesses are Senator M. C.
Butler. Congresman George D. Tillman,
Capt, George B. Lake, Dr. Jennings,
T. K. Denny, Capt. Lewis Jones, Mark
Toney, S. L. Ready, Jos. R. Edwards,
Col. Robt. Hughes, Hon. W. H. Tim
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merman, .ai. n. jiujis, L?r. x icocott,
W. A. Strom, Coronor Johnson.
A. L. Broadwater, Capt. U. R. Brooks.
Jones's wife and three little children
are here, and will figure prominently in
the court scenes.
Jones, who arrived on yesterday's
noon train from Edgefield, gives every
appearance of being in pretty good
health and spirits, and he will recieve at
the hands of Lexington's sheriff that
distinguished consideration which his
celebrity as a successful slayer of three
of the human race entitles him to.
The facts of homicides are so well
known to the public that as a pcelimi
nary or introduction to The State's reports
of the trial it is only necessary to
state briefly the circumstauces oT the
Jones anc. the Pressleys hand a misunderstanding
as to the right to cultivate a
small tract of land which they had at
first bought from the Sinking Fund
Commission of South Carolina, and
afterwards, on account of inabihty to
meet the payments, the Pressleys rented,
the State having foreclosed on the
On the 18th of November, 1S85, Jones
saw the three Pressley's plowing this
piece of ground. With his gun he went
to where the Pressley's'were in the field,
and, addressing Charles, he said:
"Charlie didn't I tell you not to work
this ground until it was decided who
had the right to plant it?" Then he
shot both barrels of his gun into Charlie,
killing him instantly. He next paid his
respects to Edward Pressley, Jr., and
cut him to pieces. Jones then reloaded
his gun, and. retracing his steps to where
the father of the two young men he had
just murdered was standing, holding his
son Charley's mare by the bridle, he shot
him to ;death. This last killing is the
one that is now being tried.
Mr. Edward Pressley, Sr., was seventy
eisht years old, andjn addition to his
extreme age he was afflicted with paisy,
which made him as helpless as a child.
Jones was placed upon his trial for the
first time on March 6,1886, for the murder
of Charlie. A mistrial was the result.
The State then concluded that it
would try h m for the killing of Edward
Pressley, Sr. He stood his second trial
on March 10, 1887, and was convicted
of manslaughter. An appeal was taken
to the Supreme Courl, and a new trial
Since then Jones has had three trials.
The trial that is now in progress makes
the sixth that he has been subjected to.
Five of them were had in Edgefield
County. The case was transferred to
Lexington County on a motion on the
part of the Stite for a change of venue,
which the grand jurv of Edgefield County
recommended in their presentment of
Solicitor Nelson, in the prosecution of
the case, is assisted by S. McG.Simkins
and W. W. Butler, of the Edgefield bar.
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Maj. W.T.Gary, Earnest Gary, George
Evans and Maj. H. A. Meetze.
The following compose the jury: John
J. Culler, P. G. Lowman, P. Brooks
Sailor, A. L. Summer, C. A. Bockman,
A. L. Price, James M. Keisler, Charles
C. Sharp, J. K. Davis. Henry W. Martin,
John M. Hite and J. G. Wingard;
The foreman of the jury is Hon. J. K.
Davis, a member of the Legislature
from this county.
The only witness examined up to the
time of adjournment this morning was
Charles Brooks, the negro who saw
Jones kill the last two of his victims?
P/larorr? Prooalor Tr and nlrl man
Pressley. Brooks was on the stand for
live hour3, three hours of which time he
was put through a most rigiu and severe
cross-examination by Maj. W. T. Gary.
This witness has always, in the five
preceding trials, uiven his testimony in
a manner which baffled the legal skill of
the defendant's attorneys to break it
down: Mai. Gary, to use a common
phrase, "parabzed" him on the cross
examination. He twisted him, tangled
him and placed him before the jury in a
light which, it is thought, has seriously
impaired his credibility. The witness
[jot very much mixed up, and made
several very material contradictions,
which, ol course, the astute counsel of
the prisoner will play on before the jury
[or all they are worth.
The State, however, cannot fail to
make a strong case against Jones. The
facts and details of the killings are so
overwhelmingly against the prisoner
that it is believed his plea of self-defense
will not avail him before a Lexington
For the first time since this case has
been undergoing investigation the clothes
worn by the three Pressleys at the time
they were killed by Jones were |introduced
in [evidence by the State. Solicitor
Nelson didn't know of their existence
until after the last trial of the case.
These three suits of clothes made a telling
effect upon the jury and spectators.
They were three silent witnesses, and
they have spoken more unmistakably
than any witness in the case.
The coat and vest ol Edward Fressley,
Jr., show liow he was butchered up; and
the pants of old man Pressley is saturated
with his iiJe blood, showing where the
contents of the gun emptied into the
front part of the last victim of Jones's
wrath. The garments of Charlie Pressley
show that he must have been shot
down while plowing in the field.
Steamship Seized on Liibel.
New York, June, 4.?The steamship
Findnce, of the Brazil line, was
seized by a Lmted states deputy marshal
as she was about to sail from Brooklyn
yesterday on a libel sued out by the
Berwind White Coal Mining Company,
to recover $26,000 for coal.
BLUE BEARD, JR.
George Relnfcart Excell* the Famous
Character of Hobcoblanl.sm.
Wapakoneta, 0, J une 3?A modern
Blue Beard has been practicing his horrors
in Clay township,thiscounty, about
six miles east of this city, in a most
rp?nf>r?t<ah1? on H n mot neifrhhnrhnnH
Auglaize county has produced a man
who even excels tbat famous character
of hobgoblanism in the mortality of his
wives. Charitable neighbors say that
the awful death rate among George
Reinhart's wives is simply misfortune,
as in forty-two years he has had six
wives, all of whom but the last one are
dead; but, since he is responsible for
the delicate condition of his 14-year old
grand-daughter, it may be almost reasonable
to sav that a mvsterv exists in
his household. So far the wretched
villain has gone unpunished, but this is
due to the fact that the existing state
of aiT'airs was unknown to the authorities
>.ere. Keinhart is 70 years old, but
is strong and possesses unusual vitality.
He was married at 27, and his first wife
lived four years and Dore him three
children. Then Christina Pulsfer, a
neighbor, came to his household. She
lived loner enough to bear three children.
The third woman to enter his home was
f-hristip Xr.hlir.hticr Shfi livt-d but a
year, and her sister was induced to take
her place as a wife. She at the end of
eigh years had borne him five children,
and soon after slept beside her sister in
the church yard. His neighbors began
to wonder at lieinhart's misfortunes.
He next married a widow named Toland,
who already had three children,
and with them and the widow Reinhart
came into possession of ten acres
of land. She died after a four years'
residence in the household, leaving
fonr childreo, who owed their parentage
to her second husband.
A AC\ T-cko * s\\<-1 oninornr nomul
iX 1V-JCai-VlU uiwuv,u Ayv,vw?v*
wad the next to assume the duties as
lieinhart's wife. She was the mother
of two children, and her death ended
the mortality of the wives in the household.
No. 7 now came. She was
young and did not want to work.
Neither was she prolific. She disgusted
her husband, who abused and mistreated
her. Four years ago she secured a
divorce in the courts of Auglaize county.
A daughter of a son of Iteinhart,
whose mother had died, came to abide
in the household of the many wives
She was the only woman in a house of
^ o: *v. :_l v.o/4
live men. omue cue gin was ji^suc uau
lived in Rein hart's home, and at that
time his incest began. What threats
were used are only matters of conjecture.
Without a friend on earth, the
girl remained in the wretch's house.
The condition was apparent to all, and
to add to her sbatne she was recently
driven from a public gathering of
young people at a neighbor's. Any
court can readily establish tLese facts,
as the incestuous wretch does not deny
them, i'rosecutor JLayton, snerni ouubert
and Constable Van Skiver dove
out to Clay township and arrested
lleinhart. They brought his victim
with them, and she will be cared for by
friends until court opens, lleinhart
waived examination and vra,i bound
over to the court in the sum of S3,000.
He is charged with incest and rape,
which, as the child is a daughter, is a
I:i\r penitentiary offense. He says he
is innocent, ana tne gin says ue xurcibly
Earthquakes in Italy.
Rome, June 8.?Advices from Badia,
Calavsnia and Eatregna, towns in
Northern Italy visited bv earthquakes
yesterday, show that the inhabitants are
terror-stricken and have taken to the
fields for safety. The authorities have,
as far as possible, sought to alleviate
distress among the people and have furnished
a large number of tents to shelter
those who have fled from their homes.
Subterranean rumblings continue and
nc.rasionallv slighter shocks than those
of yesterday are felt. The people are in
distress of momentarily seeing the earth
open and swallow them. The damage
done at these places is much greater than
was indicated in the first report. The
towns were practically destroyed by the
severity of the shocks. The commission
appointed by the authorities to examine
the houses which were not thrown
down by the undulations of the earth
have made a hasty investigation, and
they report that at least three-quarters
nf t.hp hnnspq nre m such condition that
public safety demand that they be pulled
down entirely. A large body of troops
has been dispatched to these places to
assist the authorities in clearing the
streets of debris, in tearing down dangerous
houses and to render such other
assistance as they may be called upon
A Bank With >"o Capital.
St. Louis, June 4.?A dispatch from
Guthrie, Oklahoma, says Receiver E.
D. Mix of the Commercial Bank, which
failed some months ago, has handed i?i
his report to the court. It shows that
the bank from its inception was run with
a view to take in all it could in deposits
and then fail. The defunct bank started
In without a dollar. It opened on the
22d of April, 1889; on the 23d $10,000
in silver were received from the Xewton
National Bank of Newton, Kansas, by
express, and tbe same day $12,000 was
sent back to the Newton National. Deposits
for the first three months average
$18,000 a day. There is no record that
any of the organizers of the institution
or anybody else ever put in a dollar exrant
nf flpnn*ifnr's monev. President
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j. M. Iiogsdale credited himself ^lib
having deposited $55,000, while another
party named T. M. Iiogsdale had a credit
of $-18,000. The books are in bad condition.
ludicted for 1'orgery.
Sumter, S. C., June 10.?Iu the
Court of General Sessions this morning
indictments were issued against John R.
Keels for forgery in two cases. I3ail
was granted in the sum of $500 iu each
case. In the Common Pleas this after- j
noon W. F. B. Ilaynsworth, acting for
the Bar of Sumter made a motion that a
rule be issued against J. K. Keels to
show cause why he should not be disbarred
from the practice of law in the Courts
of General Sessions, Common Pleas, and
the inferior Courts ol the State. Judge
Izlar issued the rule, and made it returnble
on Wednesday. June 17.?Xews and
Bursting of a W&terspout.
City of Mexico, June 9.?A water
spout burst near San Leus Paz, in the
State of Guanajunata, on Sunday, and
many horses, cattle and uprooted trees
were swept away by the water. The
water covered a "space of nearly three
miles, completely devastating that part
of the country." The number of lives
lnsf-. has nnf. v^r. hppn rennrted. Hun
dreds of people are homeless and in a
Seeking their Fortunes.
Xew York, June 3.?This was an
Italian day at the barge ollice. 4,130 ot
this nationality having passed through
the building. Besides the two vessels
that arrived yesterday with 2,471 immigrants
too late to be taKen off, the Alsatia
arrived to-day with 1,065 Italians
from Naples, aDd two Rotterdam ships
brought in GOO more.
AN ALLIANCE REVIEW.
STRENGTH AND SENTIMENT OF THE
Three 3Iillious of Voters Enrolled?Progress
Since the Ocala Meeting?Feellnff
In Favor of a New Party?President
New York, June 10?The New York
Ilerald has made a general investigation
of the extent, growth and condition
of the Farmers' Alliance. Answers
to the questions were received
from nineteen States. From these and
other sources of information the Herald
makes the following statements and
The total strength of the Alliance,
then, is about 1,270,000, but from this
number must be taken about 20 per cent
representing women and minors. This
would leave the voting strength of the
order at about 1,016,000.
In addition the .National Farmers'
Alliance and Industrial Union there
are, according to Col. R. M. Humphrey,
800,000 Colored Farmers' Alliance almost
wholly in the Southern btatfs.
Then there is the Northwestern Alliance,
with its strength in Nebraska,
Minnesota. Iowa and Wisconsin, with
about 175,000 members; the Farmers'
Mutual Benefit association, strong in
Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, with 150.000
members; the Patrons of Husbandry,
with about 200,000 members; the Knight
of Labor, with 300,000 members, and the
Citizens' Alliance, the membership of
which is problematical.
Making a reduction of 20 per cent in
uiese urgrtiuziiwuiis lor non-voters ana
to the'strength of the Alliance must be
added 1,400,000 voters, making the total
voting strength of the combination 2,47<5,000
throughout the country.
It is questionable, however, if this
strength can be held. The 800,000 negroes
are unreliable and the grangers
or patrons of husbandry are not inclined
to the third party idea strongly.
In the West the feeling for independent
action is strong and the people
from that section are determined at all
hazards to put a ticket in the field next
year, no matter what the Southern
j ug icejiug iu uie oyum is peruaps,
as clearly expressed in the following
editorial from the Southern Alliance
Farmer, the organ of the Georgia State
Alliance. It says:
"In the Cincinneti convention the
Southern Alliance men did all and
everything in their power to prevent or
postpone the organization of a new political
party. This action gives the lie
to the statements of partizan papers
that the Alliance leaders are trying to
wreck the Democratic party in order to
further their own ends." Now, had
these Southern officers given the least
countenance to the new movement, you
woukl to-day see the third party fairly
lauL^ued on the political sea. As it is,
final and definite action has beea postponed
until February, 1892, so tbat the
Democratic Congress may have a fair
opportunity to show its interests in the
welfare of the people.
The Ocala convention seems to have
had but little effect one way or the other,
the order having continued to gain
about at the same rate after as before
"NTp.w York and Pennsylvania rpnnrf.
25,000 members apiece and no disposition
to enter politics.
Virginia has 00,000 Alliance men.
West Virginia guesses her strength
North Carolina has over 100,000 and
Secretary Barnes says 95 per cent of
them are solid for Ocala demands.
Georgia reports 80,000 members.
Florida 15,000 and only 5 per cent in
favor of any movement outside the
Alabama has 75,000 members who
will favor a new party if no concessions
10 me ucaia uemanas are maae.
Louisiana has 20,000 members who
await the action of the supreme council
before talking of a third party.
Texas reports revival of the order
there, 400 sub Alliances having been
organized since the Ocala meeting.
Kentucky has 100,000 members who
vor a third party.
Ohio's Alliance stands on the Ocala
T-n/HonM 1)oc 1 Hfl fWl A llionna mon
JLl~llllC4Jai? UUO AWjWV ^.X UlLU
ready for the th'rd party.
Illinois has 15,000 who all favor independent
Michigan has 25,000 Alliance men
and they favor the third party.
Tennessee has 118,000 members and
the third party feeling is growing
Arkansas rpnnrt.s tin OOO Alliance
voters and the president says they are
for the people's party.
Here is the answer from South Carolina:
Speaking generally, the order is in
good shape in this State and is making
satisfactory progress. We are unloading
some material, but results show a
net gain and a more compact, homogeneous
We are organizing constantly, though
the most of the State has been already
covered. Within the past month the
State organizer has had calls from two
different counties, and the result of his
visits are apparent.
Outside of the political press and a
small circie of political speculators the
question of independent political action
has not created a ripple, because it has
not been discussed. Independent politij
cal action by the Alliance is uut of the
question so jong as ine Alliance constitution
remains as it is. It can not
be changed before next winter, and our
people aie not disposed to worry about
the bridge before they get to it.
From a close and frequent contact
with them in every quarter of the State
I can safely say they may be counted
on to stand squarely by all the demands
of the Alliance, Governor Tillman
to the contrary notwithstanding.
The temper of the people is such that
triey will repudiate any man, however
trusted, who can not support the Alliance
demands, just-as they repudiated
Hampton last fall.
J. William Stokes,
President South Carolina F. A. and I.
I. Orangeburg, s c.
The Itata Is Ourst.
i(>rique, Chile, via Galveston June 4
? ] he steamship Itata arrived here this
i morning from Tocopilla, and has been
delivered over to the American warships
now here. The Charleston is expected
to arrive here to-day from Arica.
Tne Itata has handed over to the American
warships to which she surrendered
all arms she took on board olf San
Diego. These consist cf 5,000 rilles.
Washington*, June 4.?Secretary
Trar v late tnni.<?ht received a diSDatch
from Admiral ilcCann at Iquique, confirming
the reported surrender of the
Itata at that point. The Itata will be
sent under convoy back to San Diego,
to answer the injunction proceedings
Florida Want Phillips Brooks.
Jacksonville, Fla., June 4.?The
Episcopal Diocese of Florida goes on
record as in favor of the consecration of
llev. Phillips Brooks as Pishop of the
Massachusetts diocese. The standing
committee met to-day and after two
hours' discussion, voted 5 to 1 in favor
of his consecration.
Massacre an<I Keisn of Terror In Port Au
New York, June 12.?Ad vices from
Fort au Prince, under date of May 31,
says lor the past two or three weeks
there have been rumors that a revolution
against President llippolyte was
imminent. At his capital they were
current and reached the ear;; ol the cluel
executive, who caused the arrest ofabout
eighty suspected persons and put them
in iron In prison. Among the suspected
was General Sully who, hearing he was
''wanted," hid himself. Failing to secure
the general himself, his wife was
taken instead and thrown into prison.
Corpus Christi, Thursday, May 2Sth,
was a national holiday, and it was reported
that on that date Ilyppolyte, in
order to effectually terrify the populace,
had ordered a (Catling sun down to the
prison and the eighty prisoners to be
summarily executed. The friends of
the prisoners, among whom was General
Cnllir mot ir. /vwinMl on/1 mKile tho
ai kJU.il J 4 U AI_fc VVUUVii< r, VMV
president was in cathedral, they forced
open the prison doors and freed all the
prisoners, about 230 in all. Then, by
order of ihe president, began a series of
assassinations, perhaps unequalled in
the aunals of civilization and by which
the massacre of St. Bartholomew sinks
The first victim was Earnest Rigaud, a
respected merchant, a hard working man,
who occupied himself exclusively with
his business, and was positively known
to have been perfectly innocent of cono?iiror?v
(it'flnv L-iml TTY> w<><j <s3f f.inor r>n
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a balcony with his wife when the president
passed, and ordered him out to a
cemetery to be shot. He asked to be
allowed to take his hat, (he was unarmed)
and the president's own words were:
' You won't require a hat long." His
nephew, a boy of 15 or 10, followed him
to the place ot execution, and returned
with the news to the afflicted wife, who
was still hoping to bring Influence to
bear to save her husband. He told her:
"It is useless; my poor uacle has been
loullv murdered." These words were
reported to the president, and twenty
minnfoo liter tho h/w hrnnorhf".
U<1UUtVg KSVJ ?- "
fore him. Being asked if he had made,
the above statement, he did not deny it.
but said: ''President, I have never
conspired against you in word or deed."
The boy was shot.
Alexis Rossignol, an inoffensive and
much esteemed man was executed in
the streets, another man was put up
against the cathedral wall, seven others
were executed in one batch, and even at
this date occasional volleys tell that an,
other wretch has been sent to doom*
There was no fighting in the streets
to excuse this massacre. Every execution
is carried out in the most cold
Diooaea manner, me excuuoners uemg
soldiers belonging to the most degraded
type of men, who seem to enjoy their
Largre i'irm Assljrns.
Nashville, Tenn., June 4.?The
Connel Hall, McLester Company, one
of the largest wholesale dry goods and
shoe firms in the South, made an assignment
this morning to the Nashville
Trust Company. During the past year
the firm have done an enormous business,
amounting to more than a million
dollars. During the extremely hard
season their collections have averaged
about $3,000 daily. Their troubles are
from overstocking and an attempt to
do a larger business than their capital
would permit, credits contracted during
prosperous times and inability to procure
an extension of their paper. Their
liabilities are S4G4.000; assets $718,000,
leaving a balance of S254.000 in favor
of the lirm. With the exception of
860,000 due local banks their creditors
are in New York and Boston, llecent
failures in Boston are given as the reason
for their inability to secure an extension
of their paper. The officers of
the company are conGdent that all oblioraHnnc!
tn rrpdifnrs will he met SDeed- I
ily and tnat they will lose nothing, and
hope to resums in a short while, as
their assets are abundant and creditors
safe. Meantime the house will not be
closed, but will continue under the supervison
of the Trust Company.
'ihe Death Penalty.
Louisville, Ky, June 10.?Leo
James, colored, was hanged at Hickman
at 5.47 this morning, lie walked firmly
upon the scariold. The trap was sprung
and he fell with a heavy jenc, breaking
his neck. He was pronounced dead in
fourteen minutes. In November, 1889,
one night he had a fight with some man,
name unknown, and was badly beaten.
"LJV i.nrfAliToi- onr! qtorfoci tr> find his
xxc Suu a is.vi.w ""U ?
enemy. Searching at the depot be saw
Thomas Garvin, a man fro 11 Chicago,
who was there on business and waiting
for the train, and mistaking him for the
other, shot him dead, lie escaped and
was caught at Xew Orleans. lie was
convicted and sentenced to be hung
November 12, last, but was adjudged insaae.
Latter he became sane, and the
execution was set for to-day.
A Secret Political Society.
Topeka, Kan., June 4.?The Grand
Lodge, Knights of Reciprocity, is now
in session in this city. This new or
ganization was caueu iniu tjxisiKuue uy
the inroads made in Republican ranks
by the Alliance, although its founder
had commenced work upon its principles
long before. The membership has
been rapidly extending in this and other
States, until now there are seven Grand
lodges. In Kansas there are sixty
iodges, with a membership of about ten
thousand. Missouri has thirty lodges,
with a promise of an even hundred be
tore tiie enci 01 j my. jseorasna, wnere
the Alliance is strong, has nearly forty
lodges. In other States the strength is
"The Ouly True Christ."
Kansas City, Mo., June 1.?Svveinfurth,
the llockford, 151., crank, who
styles himself "The ooly true Christ,"
and who for the past few days has been
holdincr forth with his ''disciples" in this
city, had to llee from the vengeance of a
mob last night. A crowd assembled before
the building in which Sweinfurth
has been exhibiting himself, with the
firm determination of applying a coat of
tar and feathers to the pretender. Taking
alarm at the determined character of
the demonstration, Sweinfurth secreted
himself, and had not been caught up to
a late ftour.
Starved Himself to Death,
Reading. Mass., June 4.?John You.
an inmate of the county hospital, deliberately
starved himself to death in that
institution. He went without food for
twenty-seven days and died this morning.
He was terribly emaciated. He
originally weighed 115 pounds, and at
the time of his death weighed o'aly
thirty-eight pounds. .Nothing could
induce him to take food and why he insisted
on starving himself to death cannot
People's Party Convention.
Milwaukee, June 4.?Robert Schilling
Secretary of the new People's Party,
to-day issued a call for a convention
of the party to be held in St. Louis June
13, to arrange a plan of action for the
coming campaign. i
iiimiii ! ? ? I ill mill III?dm!
PROBABLY A HOAX.
REPORTED FINDING OF A LARGE
AMOUNT OF MONEY.
llecovered After Twenty-four Years of
Discing?Captured and Buried by S ier>'
man's Men.?Its Location lleveal?! by
a Death-Bed Confession ?SI <53,000, Besides
Kershaw, S. C., JuneS?Whether or
not it is historic or ficitious. the story
goes. When Sherman was passing
through this section the officers of the
Camden Bank collected S163,000 and
some jewelry and brought it near
Ilancrins? Rock to bury it. Thev were
found and captured by Sherman's rasn
and forced to give up their treasures.
The Yankees in turn appointed one of
their own number to bury it. Besides
the $163,000 there was said to be watches
and other jewelery and a gold pitcher
presented by the ladies of Charleston
A man named Rhodes was selected to
re-burry the tre tsures. He crossed
Lynche's Creek, below the mouth of
Hanging Rock Creek, near an old mill.
Rhodes, on his death-bed, confessed
burying this m "mey, and wrote a discnp- .
tive letter for Col. Wm. E. Johnson, of
Camden, and Col. Burwell Jones, of
Kershaw, has a copy of the same.
People have been digging for this gold
about twenty-four vears, and Fridav
night it was found by a Mr. Rhodes,
brother or the one who bured it, and a
Mr. Swaggart, both Yankees, from
Winnsboro. They had a negro along
with them. Swaggart ha? been here
once or twice before digging, and he and
unoaes were nere aoout inree weess
this time before thsir effor'-s proved of
avail.: ?5?EZJ .*%
These men were seen Friday afternooQ
go'mg into the farm of Mr. Theo.
Kirkley. They were afterward seen by
four or six different parties, all of whom
seem to believe firmly that they had
found the hidden treasures. They say
that the men had a half bushel satchel
on'a stick across each of their shoal- -
ders, single file. The report created
quite a sensation here, and several people
have been out to look at the hole
from which the money was excavated.
It was said that the place is fully described
by Col. Jone's letter, and there
are the marks on the trees and the large
rock, &c. The hole is large enough to
cov^r a barrel of flour. I have been
told by a reliable farmer, who says also
that you can see tallow around, where
the diggers were burning candles. It
was found on Seb Williams' farm.
The story is believed by a number'of
our citizens who resided near here
where the valuables were buried.?The
Governing by Force of Arms*
New York, June 8.?The Jsteamer :
Orange Nassau arrived at this port to ^
day from*Fort-au-Prince and brings the
first definite news of the late insurrection
in Hayti. The uprising was of a
serious character, and for a time threatened
important consequences, but the
Government repressed the rebellion by
prompt and stern measures. The insurrectionists
stormed the prison at
Port-au-Prince and a number of prsnners
were released, when the militarv ^
appeared on the scene and captured the
Frederick Douglass, the United States
minister to Hayti, was expected to sail
on this steamer, but owing to the excitement
at Port-au-Prince decided to postpone
his departure until next month.
Mr. N. B. Waller, a well-known resident
ef Port au-Prince is a passenger by
the Orange Nassau. He states that
there is considerable excitement in that
city and that martial law bad been declared.
Some sixty persons had been
shot on Mav 28 last, as was cabled to
Paris. Ilippolyte has everything in his
own hands, and the killing goes on at
t'^e rat^ of two io three persons per day.
Fed on Raw Seal and l>uck*
Ottawa, June 4.?Robert Piercy, a
young seal hunte* o* the schooner May
Bell, arrived at Victoria from Juneau by
the latest Alaska boat with a story ot
adventure and hardshin such as few old
salts can tell.
He and.two boatmen strayed from the
schooner off Cape Fairweather in the latter
part of April and after some days
made land about two hundred and fifty
miles from Junea J. Thence they pulled f
along the coast to that town, all the time /
in a dead calm. Their stock of provi- / JI
sions, only sufficient at first to last a / jfl|
few hours, soon gave out and they were ' Sm
forced to feed on raw seal and ducksA Jjm
which tasted of lish and salt water. / fl
They reached Juneau thorough, Jg
exhausted and broken down after fifteen
days' starvation and exposure. The
t.vo other men, Oliver Hauge and Elie
Sinclair are still at Juneau. Piercy sold
his gun and three seal skins in order
to raise money to reach Victoria.
Gen. Scholiel<l to Marry.
Chicago, June 4.?Xews of a soc:al
event of the first magnitude was privately
discussed to-night among army officers.
Although not yet formally made
public the announcement is said to be
authoritative that Gen. John M. Soholield,
Commander-in-Chief of the U. S.
army, who is a widower and now in the
Wist, will soon be married to Miss
Georgia X. Kilbourne of Keokuk, Iowa.
The date has been fixed but is not given
out for the present. The wedding will
take place either in Chicago or Keokuk.
Pistols Selling Cheap.
Charleston, S. C. Jnne 8.?Something
of a stir is created in mercantile
circles here by the law passed at the last
session of the Legislature, requiring all
dealers to pay a license of $200 for the
sale ot' pistols and cartridges. Most of the
leading hardware houses will takeout
the license, but quite a number of small
dealers will be frozen out of the business.
The County Treasurer gave notice
to-day that the law goes into effect
J une 23d. As a consequence pistols are
offering here at bottom prices, most of
the holders being anxious to unload.
I a the Track of the Storm.
Laporte Ind, June 4.?A terrific
hurricane and hail storm struck tl.is
place last evening. Reports are coming
in showing great damage throughout this
section. There is hardly a merchant iu
this city whose stock is not damaged.
The King and Fidels company's woolen
warehouse root was blowa off and $40,000
wot th of llannels soaked, the Quaker
church unroofed, the new city hall badly
damaged and several store fronts blown
Death of a Lancaster Lady.
T. \ vr- a jti.-t) < r Titnui?"\fr<< V. A.
Brown, wife of Mr. D. W. Brown, of
this town, died last night. She leaves a
husband, and six children all of whom '
are grown. Mrs. Brown was a sister of
Coi. Dixon Barnes, of the Twelfth Regiment
S. C. Y., who received his death
wound at the battle of Sharpsburg,
Ke gallantly leadiBg his regiment. - -