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?Was Taken by tho
ifl?n This Year,
j "an of noting as money
-i, eral counties is mcot~
f ucouragoniont this year
.?/ two primary causes
thomsolvoB are that the
ring more liberal to rms,
the business, in other
ie counties are in greator
ion of the General Assem
actfwas passed authoriz
ing from the sinking fund
int counties sums not to
third of tho tax levy for or
purposos. A lien on tho
Wowing oounties guar
lymeut of tho loan, with
1er cont, on tho amount
[the actual time the money
tension of the Legislature
the terms of that act
io amount which could bo
lal to ono-half tho levy for
lought when the act was
)7 that the counties having
ley would take advantage
lofter. The only counties
jrokoe, Dorchester, Fair
Iton, Marion, Oconeo,
IrVilliamsburg., The total
' by thom was ?39,033.
by special omictmont, An
!permitted to borrow $28,000
wood $10,000. The other
ich have, up to this time,
i weil or made application for
[the amounts asked for, are
"?erokee, $4,400.75; Glar
^airfield, $7,850; Marion-,
ftoiy $3,500; Pickens. $8,
3,000; Williamsburg, $5,
fms foot up $38,270.76, and
jcial loans to.' -Ander
lonwood give a ' grand
76,^70.75, or nearly,
iuch as tho amouats
rear. The balance OB baud
?W?a $181,2(12, ^. so it is seen
State ?tirV^as a cT.jusiderable
' SJ^|o*4en^ to tb n . -ounties
ivo VL?f?tit?i???. np J ' oatlon.
I-:-- V ~-rr*- ' -
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?rs* Salaries In Danger.
^focJarest that although
"aw yeltPSJS number of
ie been established, the
le officers \?n tho old
]are paid ffpm State
than formei^, while
Ithe officers in tho now
dditionab source of re
State funds. ? By re
\>v GeneralDerbam bas
the following list of
ind their salarios paid-'
ls: Abbeville, $700;
person, $700; Bamberg,
$700; Beaufort, $700;
(Chester, $000; Obes
'.rondon, $500; Collo
gtou, $000; Dorcbes
ifield, $700; Fairfield,
$500; Horry, $500;
^ancaster, $500; Lau
rton,- $500; Marion,
[O; Newberry, $000;
>nd, $800; Saludo,
300; Sumter, $700;
Hi Is Dooming.
day which bas been
fbling in tb'is city of "f
[the doctrine of pro
mrpose of organizing
cet for State offices in
ary T. J. La Motte,
tral committee, states
ng letters of encour
ll the counties in tho
that the convention will be
ttended. Ho is not yet ready
kny expression of his views as
[dans upon which the corn
il bo conducted.-Columbia
inlsm and Dispensary,
following letter received by
jr.it would seem that somd
?ens of Utah wa ut to mix
and the dispensary.
I^am anxious to get a
jsary law of Sou tb
lort:; and othor
^a good idea
ito the Baltimore
.g, Va., say?: Gea.
rived in the city on
Otb an*d waa visited
iii in a body. Brief
io were made by the
b, and the president
. Thomas D. Davis,
Corter Glass. The
Efforts are being made at Richmond,
Va,, to transport the old Libby prison
back to that city from Chicago, III,
Marshall Ross Smith, of Morley,
Mo., while locked up in jail, sot lire
to the building and was burned to
Durins the cattlemon's convention
at Fort "Worth, Texas, Btock to tho-J
value cf $2,000,000 changed hands.
.Gray wolves in enormous numborsj
nre prayins upon tho stock ?kn>g tho!;
Laramie river, Colorado. - S
The Republican State central com-1
mittee of Kansas met nt Topeka and
authorized the holdiag of tho Sta,'
convention at Hutchison on June 8. A
full State tiokot will be nominated.
About twomiloB from Henrietta MP.?a,
N. C., Mr. John Green, township con
stable, attempted to arrest a'negro
named Blake, who had run away from
South Carolina for wife beating, aud
for which crime Constable Greeu held
a warrant. As soon as the negro heard
of tho officer's buainosa bo opened tiro
with a pistol. Tho constablo foll to his
kueoB, mortally woundod, but drow his
pistol, firing taroo shots at tho negro, nil
of which took effect, ono ball piercing
IUB heart, killing him instantly.
INSANE OF THE STATE.
The Largest Number of Patients In
tho Hospital In Its History.
Tho caro of tbeiusaue of the Stato
has bocome a serious pi obi om. The
humber of patients have aasumod
alarming proportions. To Buch an ox
tent is this true that that tho board of
rogcnts met on tho 10th, Bay3 tho Co
lumbia Stato, and gave the matter their
most careful consideration. AB a re
sult of their deliberations thoy appoint
ed two committees to study plaus to re
lievo tho situation by reducing the
number under treatment.
During tho past month OSO persons
were cared for. This is tho largest
number in the history of tho hos
pital for the insane,. Thirty-four
new ones have applied for admission.
Thirty-ono patieutB were discharged on
The regents decided that the institu
tion is becoming so crowded that to oo
comodato recent and incurable cases for
whom applications aro being made it
will be necessary to soud til chronic
and harmless cases to the poor houses
ol' their respective counties. A co/ mit
tco consisting of Mr. Irodell Jopi;i_)and
Shporintendeut Babcock was opi^?ted
to investigate tho subject and report to
the regents in order that tho matter
may bo laid before Governor Eilerbe to
be transmitted by bim to the' next.
?Genrr-al 'Assembly. -
s?Jxlje;. ahosHoii of?
cr ini i uu ta?Ifs u ili_?j_
as chairman, wua ap}
a special report. Hoik'
the superintendent nf
penitentiary in ord<
mondationa for legislation wnicb' will
have insane criminals placed , in tho
p?nit^h^1ary;":wh'er'? in f?? opiWorT\ of
the regents, thoy properly belong. )? ?
PORT ROYAL DRY.DOCK.
It Will Soon be Available for Our JBIg
Reports received at the navy depart
ment from the contractor in charge of
dredging a new anchorage ground for
vessels nt tho entrance to the dry dook
at Fort Boyal, S. C., encourage a hope
tV.nl tl. n ...
t.-ing a B?uiu??ui
anchorage to accommodate vessels of
war may be successful boforo long.
Heretofore ships have been compelled
to come into tho dook, proper from be
low at high water and then get out
again nuder tho samo circumstances.
The adaptability of tho dock to United
States war vessels at all timos is greatly
to be desired, since south of New
port News it is the. only dock on
tho Atlantic coast available for uso of
tho vessels of tho North Atlantic ,
THE PAY OF SUPERVISORS. f?|
-:- " -fif*
Au Interesting Question Which AiTecta?
All Old Hoards.
Under tho now law regarding super-ii
visors of registration, a question hnSTj
arisen in dome of the counties which ti
also of interest to all the others. It h*
as to what length of time the forr./iu
boards of supervisors get paid for,
when the pay of the hew boards com
men?a. Comptroller General Dei b u-.,
who baa recoiled a number of inquiries
ulong this lino, tokos the position-that
tho tenure of office of .tu
pured tho first of the yi
the be_'inuinir of tho fis
tbs calendar j'ear. Coi|
Bays, they got no pay fbi
dared in lSDti'unlesB t"
obtain r jm?nerntion f
just curai ;>g in. in Bomo 'SoTT;"''vFl tue
persouuel oi the board is o*
unchanged nb \ in ? rob county,
not be difficult to
The State. .
Six Hangt nus In
The Laurens correal _^
News and Courier ? , ~Vg?SW99k?-i\
ing appointed fr.- > dHjTOU^JoTril/
which will meet t J .e ?((jfwreT>f tb o'1!
grusomeiy inoiiued^t?yanviBe ibero .
nothing to interestJfav? tu- civilization
until the campaign <Dp- is in. midsum
mer. By the waft it i ormy of note
that th?ro havo^bgeu.. - hangings in
this county ythMWh^Iaa||ten years,
tho place of ?Xecqj^BMBng ? stable in
rear of tho jail. aM^|fiwin1ue1'of the old
?"building is aboutMKlf?lar3.\Four of
? he executions W??jgsS xnunlor and
for arson, all^jjM^uegrpe^
?0, D. D., secretary
ctensiorr of the
ree White Men t' ?^icted of a
FATHER AND ?Wt? SONS.
t li s ou tho
A speoia? fro?r?
aud Courier, oi.i*
Pomaria case \'?
conviction of three?
says: - ibo .
ght ih *the'
ied at this
term of court. TJio xnasa of testimony
occupied four lull>??\y&. Arguments
were bogun this mouing, and throo
speeches on each side occupied until (1
o'clock. * J
Judge Benot's charge occupied half
an hour, and cunbruci.d the law in tho
The jury retired at?7 o'clock aud ren
dered a verdiotfat 0:JJ0;' "
Albert F. Bizet-jiid William llizor
were found guilty of housebreaking and
larceny, and'sentenced io five years and
one month in'the penitentiary. Jas. A.
Kizer was'found guilty, bf receiving
stolen good?. and was. sentenced to
eighteen months on the chain gnug or
eighteen months in tho penitentiary.
Judgo Benet, in passing sontence,
said that he would not add ono word to
tho torturo cf tho moment. Profound
silence provailed in thu court room
when tho verdict was announced, and
before passing Ben te nco each prison br
made a nogative reply to Judge Benet's
question if thoy had auythiug to say
why sentence should not bo passed.
Three white men, a fathor with tho
frost of sixty-five winters upon his
head, and two BOOS convicted of a
grave crime presents a Boody remark
able spectacle in this coinuiuuity.
The trial engrossed the wholo of-pub
1 io attention, and tho verdict produces
a profound impression generally. Tho
other parties iu jail arrested iu tho Po
maria ease aro to be tried at the spe
oial ttrm in April,
MISS BERTIE WALKED Ul?
A paper bear
2X^8. y.at th?';.'bottom of
weiigV -'-?.?frit jjy- f|e?.wo;!*
insi To. 'I he proceV 'C'.? W
Wli lie Water Was} Being Drawn From
*> Reservoir to Recover Her Body.
The thoughtlessness1 of Miss Bortio
Hood, 21 and'p^tj^nearly precipitated
. a water f am ino in'CO?umbia on tho Kith.
She is from Winnsboro nnd was visiting
friendb m tho city, "liest afternoon she
^disappeared.' S< -i of friends and
'police failed jjto lina a trace. About
f.noon today a .h.-fe:lo Hooting in tho
greser voir was. fi- u j?j <. rt.
gyiis with wei
?was found insi io. ; ne procer. ?:? ? -.w.'.'
' ing off.six mU'i:). $ dlons of v ujcr UL:; '
dragging thft'"-v . oir was immudia'.r? y
" begun in th?' j >.riis< ace of a big crowd.
At dusk,,win i ?ri e million gall?os of
filtered water uad .returned to tho river,
Mi a 3 HflgBMMBKtap. She had spent tho
night H$?n tll? "orthern limit
of tho Vij&f JBklected to notify nny
one. jSfcrpotruted the bottle
Kxpf|?Kil&?l*Dsto?llce Kobi .
A Hampton , special to Tho ,
says: J?qnie one entered tho Southern
Express office hore, opeuni: tL>o safe and
earned sway ?21,0110; *>lso : n tmuny
express packages h?t ?of' fit? .. ??Vbc:
Mrs. Hughes, th
opened lier c I.
blown open,v, mu
furniture, arid \
sons heard a }u .
. .! . ' . irosa here,
Kim lound the safe
hi mage done to the
taken. .Several per
ni ul.-', but cyuld not locate it, and no
one HU s peeled that on? quiet communi
ty had biieu invaded by burglar. Sev
eral suspicious characters have been in
town i/ecoutly, but up to this timo uo
'arrests h'avo been made.
Ijy nchers p oil ed.
^iilKlrjiicek Charlie Williams, tho no
^at??fJ???vas accused of murdering Mr.
Vf: I*?u at Bishopvillo on November
t'^rlt? tried at Sumter and found
";y of .murder with recommendation
The people from the Bish
rTiil^seiJtion were not satisfied with
^h^^erdict, and violence wa3 feared.
The sherill' received an intimation that
an attempt would be niade to lynch tho
negro, and he instructed Deputy Gail
lard to get him to a place of safety, and
.he was taken to Columbia.
T A Shorter Kauto to Columbia.
It is said that the Carolina Midland
railway will comple its extension to
Batosburg in about threo weeks. This
will give this section of the country a
shorter route to Columbia and tho up
country. Mr. J. W. Fowler, the gon
eraPmanagor, will probably do much
to improve tue service, equipment and
physical conditiou of the road. He is
,a railroad official of long experience and
Cull of expedients and resources.
Crime in tho State.
On. tho 14th, according to correspond
ents of the Columbia State, the follow
ing murders were committed: Near
ijott Lee Turnblll (white) shot and
itly killed Emma Hall (colored),
lad been playing in the presence
o? .iTf? witnesses aud he told her to
stoppa'ad she didn't, with tho above re
sult. Near Camdon, Allen Carolina
(wdored), wira shot by Constable J. F. .
Matern Bt??*xrhile resisting arrest for;
burning cordjfcood. In Bethel town
Bhip, in Yor&county. Butler B?hl
sb^t and instantly killed Tom }foFac
den, both colored, 'ilfrij^said that Bot
bins found McFadden in a oaf.,
promising position with Iiis, Bobbins',
It is said that the smallpox af
ls on tho decrease.
Al Conway, April 1st, Nathan Willis
wilpfeo hangod for murder
Tho Naval Hoard of Inquiry Nearly
Ready to Report.
The naval hoard of inquiry has al
most completed its investigation and
tho report will likoly be forwarded to
Washington in* the next two or three
days. ' A few detailB of the expert testi
mony are being carefully oollected.
The divers are only verifying their pre
vious discoveries. The report that is
awaited with so much" interest and on
which so much depends is almost fin-,
ishod, ami will be iu the hands of the
President inside of the next six days.
Tho Naval Militia.
Yt hes been decided that in the event
of hostilities the naval militia will take
Care of harbor d?fonces in conjunction
with tho naval and coast dofonso
officers. Tho latter being of tho army
department, will? detail tho reservos to
take charge of tho improvised sub
Spain's Protest. *
. It ?B roportod that Spain has lodged a
protest with tho Brazilian government
against tho sale of the cruisers Ama
zonas aud Abrenall to tho United States
?u the ground that it is au unfriendly
act in view of tho tension of tho situa
tion between tho Madrid and Washiug
Moving Artillery Ratlerics.
The Pennsylvania Railroad has closed
a contract with tho govt rament to
transport artillery butteries from Wash
ington to Fort Mott and from Fort Mo
Henry to Fort Delaware..
Implicit Confidence in t bo President.
Representativo .T.W. Stokes, of South
Carolina, has received a letter from
General Joseph L. Stuppleboiu, com
manding tho First Brigodo, South Car
olina Cavalry. After commending Mr.
Stokes foii his recent speech in Congress
for tho" $50,000,000 for tho national d?
fonce, he adds: "The people of South
Carolina .itind ready and willing* to
shed their blood in defenoo|of tho Stars
aud Stripes, aud if ever our people were
united, thoy are today. We know no
factioual or party lines when the honor
of the country is at stake. As you know,'
I command the largest body of cavalry
in the United States. My. command
and I are nt the service of the Presi
dent, and while I understand that mi
litia cannot bo pressed into service for
a longer period thau ninety days, I now,
through you, formally tender my ser
vices to the President in the volunteers
for ninety months, if need be. The poo
pie have implicit confidence in tho wis
dom of the President nt this critioal
moment, and feel that he will do the
proper thing. "
.'Mr. Stokes presented General Stop
pelboin's letter to the President.
Senate Investigation Postponed. - ?
The Senate committee on np \ al af
fairs had under consideration Miia ; ^so
lution instructing it to make ! .1 investi
gation of the Maine disnst: . und de
V<?Ulntl by, a vote of 6 f??i. . .atponod
. Spain V:. 1 eli ic \ i'hi^^." '".r
London --(ht l> ie.)-TheVJiadrid
corresponde-! . 1' tho D aily- Mail re-;
port' . . . > a.' ' JW with Admiral Ber
ni?, j ?.1 ./. ;-ter of Marine, m the course
i .s i. j? tue minister said: "The oxi
j,or.y?H of the 'times demand that the
gt - - nment pursue a policy of silence,
< .a we should not be doing our duty if
we imitated the Americans in publish
ing ' information as fast as received,
only to deny it thefollowing day. " '
Admiral Bermejo declined to affirm
or deny that the Spanish government
had' purchased the Chilian cruiser
A REVOLTING CRIME.
Unknown Parties Kill Henry Raines
us Ho Was Kissing His Raby.
A special to tho Savannah Morning
Nows, from Quitman, Ga., says: One
of tho blackest crimeB in tho history of
.this comity occurred twelve miles north
of Ouitman. An uuknown party H? oped
up to the window of the house of Henry
Baines, a prominent negVo, and shot
him and his two-year-Old baby to'doatb.
Eleven buckshot entered Raine?' liead,
four lodged in the baby, and twelve iii
the wall. RainoB* wife was sitting be
tween bira and the window, and it is
believed that the murderer iuteuded to
kill her also.
A Florida Sheriff; Killed.
At Defuniak Sprincrs. Flo., SheriS
Marvel Manning, of Walton county, in
attempting- to arrest Arthur Perry, a
negro, wanted for assault upon another
of his race, was killed, the negro losing
his life in tho encounter. The sherill
and h?8 deputy, Wiokeraham, went to
the house w'iere tho negro was sleep
I. in g. The negro pulled a pistol from
beneath tho coverlet and fired four
shots. The; idiot iff emptied his pistol,
and Wiokersham also took part in the
'affair, two of his bullets'lodging in th?,
-negro's body. The sheriff was struck
in the stomach, and lived only three
PRESIDENT MeklNIiKY INVITED.
He May Re in Charlotte, N. C., on
Senator Pritchard, of North Carolina,
on behalf of the p opie of his State,
has invited President McKinley tc
attend the celebration of the Mecklen
burg Declaration of Independence, ai
Charlotte, N. C., May 20th. This is tc
be a great occasion in North Carolina.
The people of that State, claim that the
Mecklenburg Declaration Of lude
rnde nee, made May 20th, 1770, was
for tho Fourth of July de
^ monument to the signors
Ulenburg declaration is tc
^.Prwldent McKinley hat
^misoc^to'-.'?iv'?'' tho invitation con
'siderntion, with tho hopo that ho may
ybe able tc^$#nd,;
ton's Wifo Dies In Cu Vu.
om Habana says: "A te'e
;/' ?:IU received by Cohsnl Genorui Loe
|row Consul Buker oct tho 14th soys the
[wile of Senator Thurston died on board
! yacht Anita, Sagu%k.ft.y^ffj^'.'
!m Con aol I ey, ed^PK^^SUL Plow
shot ami liiihidii^llV^^.tox, a
tliman. Tho crirt^-^^M?f result
gag , . -4
SNAP SHOTS A^THE NEWS. 5
'Goorgin will be represented at tho
Nat Butler took the honors in the
professional bicycle races at Jackson
ville, Fla., on tho Otb.
New port News, Va., is to have the
largest dry dock in tho world. It is to
bo UOOx?? feet.
. All street railways in Knoxville.
Tenn., including tho West End, will bo
merged in ten days.
At A?gusta, Ga., Miss Nina El
dridge, -a young woman of good family
marries au old Chinaman of 50, mimed
Kentnoky Las fourni a supposed rival
to tho old famous Mammoth Cave. It !
is called tho Cavorn Cave; a curious I
collocatiou considoriug tho lucauiug of
Alabama Republicans mot at Calera
and nominated Aldrich for ro-olection
to Congress; ro-nllirmcd tho.hit. Louis
platform; ondorsed McKinloy and do
i-clared for Cuban independence.
Claude Lawrenco, treasurer of the
j Atlanta (Ga.) Soda Company, com
mitted suicido by taking, sixty grains
I of morphine. Nothing is known as to
tho causo. His books aro correct.
At Meridian, Miss., J R. Royals,
bis wifo and tho latter's sister wero
poisoned by a servant, a l?-j'ear-old
negro boy; Royals and tho young lady
aro at the point of death.
Near Talbot lon, Ga., W-.S. Brown, a
prominent pim ter, shot aud killed J.
H. Miller. Brown is hold by the cor
enor for murder. The causo of tho trag
edy is kept a eecrot. . .
Tho Supreme Court of Teuucs"-..
has decided that tho State law rpquir
iug railroad compauios to provide sep
arata conches for white and colored
pnBseugors was constitutional. ?
At Blacksburg, S. C., will Hum
phries, whito, in a quarrel over a game
of cards; was shot aud fatally wounded
i by Emanuel Eurie, colored. Tho negro
I fled, but was captured. Humpries
chauces are against him.
Tho death penalty for larceny of over
$100 is to bo imposed in Alaska.
William O. Hutchins, of Providence,
R. I., one of the best known manufac
turing, jowelers in the East, was shot
aud killed by a burglar.
John Wanamaker has consented to be
tho candidate for tho Busiuess Repub
lican League for Governor.
Charles Reich and Thomas Flaherty,
painters, were killed by the breaking
of a rope on a platform ab tho eighth
story of a building in-New York.
- Five studonts have been dismissed
I from tho Stat? University,at Columbus,
O. ctwent3'-two supendod, as tho
c . ?come cf a recent riotous outbreak.
??kira; Wirmerding. : "it-granddaugh
tor of Commodore <V'.? i 'erbilt and wife
of 4 * Jack" Wilmer d of Now York,
is a parotio patient ' Bloomingdale
? AB y hum
\ Twenty miles of ru road tracks in
?Ghioa.T'> will bo ele'-ii.? i this summer.
rt?he-v? ct will lip in il '. oighborhooifl o?
'.$8,OOO, Of ", ' ?UOCVK?I a.;7u employLnenj
; to 25,000 men. 1 *" '-. .?^gi
"TGeo. B. Erb, forir y of j Sherman"
town, Pa., who thc t he had divini
powor and could fl\ . ied/ it and is a
tho Eastern District Hospital, Brook
lyn, N. Y., suffering fruin internal in
juries und a broken leg. , 1 v
Roy (|ehrig, of Milton, Tn., shot,
and perhaps fatally, Will B. Davis, o:
St. Clair, Pa., at Miltonville and thoi
killed himsolf. They woro both in lovi
with the samG girl, aud he left a uot?
saying it wus a double suicide.
At KniiBas Gity, Mo., horse meat wai
served at tho auuual banquet, of fohi
Kansas City Voter i u arv College
Though tho spread was elaborate, not t
morsel of meat other than the flesh o
the horsn was n i ved. From soup ti
l oii:*l- tl M a? ali hm so. The student
un i raen!ty wim gathered around th
I??>ird made mony and iusisted that i
; Wm it li ra th. manager of the Cen
trill i.u-. . < L-xpie.?8 Company, of St
Louis, ?.. as found dying in Fores
J 3 ark, li en, a nullet wound in tho head
i 3t was etfideii'-ly " ?ase of suicide. Th
I 3'?inng man wu-* t.:l;en to the city hos
pital, ' where bo djod. He is a relativ
I pf Perry S. Heath. Assistant Post
HI IF col la ii o o us.
, Sir Henry Bessemer, the celebrate
inventor of Bessemer stool, is dead.
Floods along the Grand and Tharne
Rivers in Western Ontario have lei
over l?O? persons homeless.
A bill bofore the. Maryland Logisb
ture will inereaso the cost of a reta
liquor lioeuee to ?500. ,
Missouri's 1/emocratio State Coi
vention, called for Spriugfiold c
August 10, will havo 731 delegates.
Bradstreet's report of business for tl
past week says business in the South
good, and the industrial trade may 1
improved "by the oudinpr of the Nc
England cotton mill strike.
The St. Louis Union stock yards a
to be Hold to satisfy a deed of trust <
the holdings of the compauy for ?lii(
Tho negro, Will Tutt, who slow h
wife for wanting to go to a barbeen
has been sentenced to ho hanged
A steel passenger steamer, to
launched nt Wyandotte, Mich., w
be christened America, in symi
thy .with ttfe prevailing oublie sen
Tho coasting. steamer Eureka M
wrookad in .sight of Sau Fraueist
Cal. Her passengers wore rescued a
the storm's damage t,p shipping M
The American and Pacific Exprt
. Companies aro about to consolidate.
A Boston doctor, after a close stu
of diphtheria in 800 oases, finds ai
toxin reduces tho death rate con sid
The house vci ..'raitte'e on rivers t
harbors voted T C to ropovt a ri
and hnrbor-ni p1 Mpriatiou bill at t
HO a s ion.
Blanch " lirneo. Register of
Treasury an 1" ex-United SWatesSj^?
from ulissu ^g?g?m?????g?
SCRAPS OF NEWS.
. icrod From All Parts of Thia
ti ow York theatrical man agora com
an of dull businosa.
Augusta, Ga., Merry-Makers' "Week
bo from April 85 to 30 inclusivo.
ie Debs cooperativo commonwealth
founded ila inst colonoy near Rel-*
-?wv. Loslio Cook, convicted at Roa
no,Mj, Va., of forgery, has boen taken
to ;fio poniUentiary.
.^'^a Dougherty, a Iifo-prisoner in
No\ 'Castlo jail, Delaware, Md , broke
ont Vith the aid of a fellow prisoner.
Dr! Georgi; I?. Morris, a well-known
dentist, who diod iu Morganton, W.
Yu., left an estate valuod at. ;> 100, OOO.
It appears that the strawberry crop
in Uni oaatorn counties of Xorth Curo
lina i-'sot back two wooka b3' tho cool
weath r in Fobruary.
Ko vi Dr. Howorton, pastor of tho
First flrosbyterian Church, Cbarlotto,
N. 0,1 classes playing progressiva
euchrelfor prizes as gambling.
Dr. .T. M. Htrong (hod in Mecklen
burg county, North Carolina,' of cou
gestiou of tho lungs an hour uftor tho
attack. Ho was a Confederate surgeon
In Fred c r i ck c ou n t y, M aVy lan d, L c si io
Horiuo was shot and killed while en
gaged i'\ serenading Mr. und Mr^X
Georget .ibbon, a newly marriod couple.
Gibbon i?id his luther ure under arrest.
Up to'.lurch lOtb ti?.000 people had
passed through tho car "City of
('ballotte,' ' thufc is out nuder tho tnan
agemont d Messrs. Ramsour .'c Mooro
ii'l '-r.'?du.^ tho dillcrout resources of
'. ortb < arolina.
Tho tiocbol election bill has passed
Ibo Koutucky Houso, "?i) lo ??2, over tho
iiovernor's vet?J, and is now a law.
>uriug its pnssago two of themeuibers,
Depp and kilmore, ougagod in iistieulls,
but peuco vins restored.
Tho Wilaiiugtoii (X. C.) Star says:
Mr. NV. H. ?Xopp. tho well-kuown lisb
dealer, gives tho information tliat tho
catch of shad this year is not nearly so
large as tho lisb men would like it.- Thia
is owing to tho want of freshets.
CousiderubTo excitement exists in tho
oil holds aboVo Chattanooga, Tenn., on
tho Cincinnati Southern Hallway. Tho
Dayton Oil and (ins Company baa just
beeu formed with a capital stock of
8200,000, and has secured a louse of 10,
000 acro3ofland. The comp:.ny will
boro lor oil at onco.
A "Washington spocial says: Repre
sentative Skinner, of North Carolina,
has been informed that a life-saving
station is to bo-'established at Ocracoko,
N. C., aud that a rnugo light will bo
placed at tho ulotith of Alligator river,
the order having b'oon mado by Chief
of tho Life-Saving Servico Kimball.
If the farmers of Rowan county.
North Caroline,, provo that they cun
raise sugar beets successfully, a re
liuery for beet sugar will bo ostubltshod
lhere by tho government and the South
ern Railway. '.Vhe seeds bavo beon or
dered from Wasaiugtou, and tho culti
"va?on o? Vui adgar beet will bo begun
"< The arrest of Henry Hilton, a moon
shiner, has brought to light a peculiar
Tireur* in^i'i^dV at Russell ville, Ark.
Steve McAfee iif^}i^.y>iJHiltou, noto
;heir still ho
rs, were lBie^\f^ii,^;
Mc Afeo, jiu asiiirit of
litton und bold him the
fter thom. [Half awuko
titon grabbed] a chair and
beat'MoAi^Pto death. Hilton is now
a raving maniac and will bel pout to tho
asylum. _ j
An iron "combine'' has luann formed
by tho Soutborn iron furnace operators
with a view of holding np t?ie priceB of
iron. , Those interested ara tho Chat
tanooga, Rinhjnghaui, RocUwood, Day
ton; Ressomor, and Aunistion furnace
operatives, autJ tho price of >.o. 1 fur
naco iron plaeed nt $7. r>U a t"'1- Thoro
was a general cutting of pricearpHor to
tho agreomout. Tbs demand/for (ron is
good at Chattanooga, Tenn.' YTh? Day-'
tou (Tcuu. ) iurnij'.ces, w ititi pj daily out-.
put of over ???? tons, have'.just been
"blown in." They give- qmploymeriV
to 1,000 men, incluTling those employed 1
in the company's mine.
A special to tho CharloltXEN. C.} Ob
server from Fayetteville, Jfya: While j
tho machinery was whizzing in tho?
stoam laundry of M?j3srs. Lodbetteril
on Franklin street, la r?i?>?el, twenty
four inchos in diame'
high rate of speed, v
fragments piercing t
roof, and one bury i
earth, where, after fe i
it romaitiB undiscov
rolled over and pinn
tho ground, whence
unhurt. Ono large j u
lauded in tho yard
Neill, nearly a quart.,
taut, on Dick street, ii
stemation of the child.
ut lull to iliuderl
> 1 poors and til
g itself in
-edft Tho" sin
I u? workman I
o ?jras rescutl
?ii ce?,:if the whf
m. J. v. >i
Thc Lioa ?t>
In one of the matiM
M London there is li
curious and inter?s! '-ty
which not many, poss . lj
Yet lt was held lute:f
hundred and fifty-fir ti
qulally known as thc icc.
delivery of the "hon" *er
Instituted in commcmi'r.M
cldcnt which occurre
Slr John Gayer, an ri
a lat^^'ftr'd??oU'; i>V
the swinr1&a- n? >nr dl
*"topted b> 'ion|
Iplessnuss. and si
.^ne; that God
raising, he was rj
jd walking awaj
lefnl was Slr
\i to be a tlivinj
Jehalf. that, onf
ie s"?t nsldo a
money that the ennivei
cape.might every year,
by tho distribution of gi/
?nd. made, arrangemcj '
>a sermon, lt mig'oj
of the llorij