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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR
EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1893.
VOL. LVIII. NO. 18.
BLOODY JAfflE FA?!
i. Joseph Pet?la aid His Twi
Sois and Mr. T?omas Boiler
Encase in aLivtyDoel.
M?Y BE TWO DEATHS,
ft Elder Fettfioln's Qtesdies Perforate!" au
Will Pertyjolui SbctiB tne Begloi
if tie Align.
? FUSILADE OF SHOTS.
One of the Most Prolonged and
Sensational Personal Encoun
ters in Recent Annals of
the Two States, Oc
curs in Ham
Yesterday afternoon between the
hoars of 2 and 3 a bloody encoun
ter occurred over in Hambarg, in
which three well known parties In
Augusta were wounded, one proba
bly fatally, and the other two very
It amounted to a regular pitched
battle and round after round was
exchanged on both sides, and the
firing only ceased when the am
munition gave out.
The participants in this minia
ture battle were Messrs. Joseph
Pettyjohn, William P. Pettyjohn,
and Joseph Pettyjohn, Jr., a father
and two BOOB on one Bide, and Mr.
Tom Butler on the other.
Mr. Joseph Pettyjohn is now
lying in his room at the Arlington
Hotel fatally wounded, having re
ceived three wounds, one in the
right foot, which is more painful
than serious, another on the left
Bide of the head, just above the
ear, whioh is Riirmlv a ?'gUnna
wound, only breaming me sam,
and a third in the abdomen a little
above the right hip.
The wound in the abdomen is
the only serious one that he re
ceived and the physicians are ex
tremely apprehensive that it may
prove fatal, as quite a number of
shot entered and they were afraid
to probe the wound on account of j
Mr. Pettyjohn being in such a
. weakened condition.
Will Pettyjohn was very badly
shot, receiving five wounds in all,
but none of them necessarily of a
fatal nature. Two were on. the
right arm, one above the elbow,
and another about the wrist, the
third was on the right leg, a little
above the knee, the fourth and
fifth were flesh wounds, just below
the abdomen, and of a most pain
Mr. Tom Butler was badly pep
pered about the face, neck, and
chest, and his right hand was fear
fully mangled, some seven or eight
balls having lodged in it.
The wounds in the face, neck,
and chest were merely flesh
wounds, and it will simply be a
matter of a few days when they
will have healed. Several of the
balla were extracted, but there
remains quite a number whict
will be removed when the wound?
After counting them all it wai
found that Mr. Butler had receivec
twenty-four shot in hie face, hand
neck, and chest.
The shot were a size larger thai
the ordinary bird shot, and cans
a very painful wound.
HOW IT HAPPENED.
It seems that Mr. Pettyjohn, hi
two sons, and Mrs. Pettyjohn wei
driving toward Augusta after paj
ing a visit to their farm, a shoi
distance fi om North Augusta, an
just as they crossed under th
Richmond and Danville railroa
trestle on the main street in Han
burg they saw Mr. Butler, who w?
Bitting in a chair in front of M
William Sh i nal l's saloon, with h:
double barrel shot gun leaning u
against the side of the house.
Mr. Butler about that time recoj
nized the Pettyjohn party and g<
up and reached for his gun. I
the mean time Mr. Pettyjohn ac
Mrs. Pettyjohn and the two bo^
jumped out of the buggy.
Mr. Pettyjohn thinking th:
trouble was going to ensue led tl
horse down into an open lot out
the range pf the bullets.
Butler then fired the first eh
at Mr Pettyjohn, which waa tl
signal for the fusilade to coi
menee, and it did commence
dead earnest, for all four of thi
i parties started to firing as rapidly
as they possibly could.
. Butler jumped behind a larg?
U tree which stands just in front o:
the saloon ; Will Pettyjohn protec
ted himself behind the pillars oJ
the trestle ; young Joe Pettyjohr
who is not more than fifteen yean
old, with gun in hand stood arounc
? the corner of an old house about
thirty or forty yards from Butlei
1 and Mr. Pettyjohn siood in the
middle of the road.
THICK AND FAST A
Each one of the Pettyjohn party
, had a double barrelled gun and a
pistol apiece and Butler had a gun
I of the same kind and a self-acting
rovolver of the latest make.
It was claimed bv a number who
witnessed the fight that Mrs.
Pettyjohn also used a pistol, but
this has been positively and stoutly
Just as Mr. Pettyjohn out jumped
of the drag Mrs. Pettyjohn was
heard to tell her husband and sons
to stand their ground or words to
After the first round was fired
it was hard to tell how may shots
were fired afterward as all hands
loaded their weapons and fired as
rapidly as possible from their re
spective positions. .
During the first round Will
Pettyjohn was shot in the arm and
during the second in ihe region
of the abdomen and it was then
that Mr. Pettyjohn was wonded in
in the foot.
After about fifteen shots had
been fired Butler's amunition was
exhauted and he was forced to
beat a retreat into the saloon
where he again loaded his gun.
Mr. Pettyjohn followed him into
the bar and just as he got into the
room they both fired simultaneous
ly, being only about five feet apart.
Mr. Pettyjohn received the whole
contents of Butler's gun in his ab
domen which jerked him around
and caused him to discharge his
gun upward: the shot striking the
Butler while loading his gun
again stepped back into a passage
way which led out into the yard
and partially closed the door be
They both fired in this position,.
^riT^&?&a stfr?inm in ?he
hall or passage way.
Butler's gun was discharged up
ward and the shot grazed the side
of his opponents head, causing a
The door swung to just as Mr.
Pettyjohn fired and the contents
of his gun passed through it and
struck Mr. Butler ir. the face, neck,
About this time Mr. William
Shinall was able to get a hold on
Mr. Pettyjohn and pushing him
out into the street he called to Will
who was advancing not to shoot
again, but to get the drag ready
and take his father to town as he
was very badly shot.
A PLUCKY DRIVE.
The ?rag was brought up and
Mr. Pettyjohn and Will, although
both badly wounded, got io and
the party drove to AuguE.ta. Mr.
Pettyjohn doing tho driving.
Both Mr. Pettyjohn and Will
were very weak from loss of blood
and when they drove up to the
hotel they both had to be assisted
to their rooms.
Young Joe Pettyjohn was the
only one of the four men who es
caped without a wound.
Drs. Wright and Ford were at
once called in and immediately
set to work dressing the many
wounds of the two Pettyjohn'!,
which occupied considerable time,
as several of them were very se
rious ones and had to be handled
Mr. Butler after the shooting re
mained around the scene for somt
little time and then drove to nit
home on the top of Schultz Hill
where his wounds were dressed.
MR. PETTYJOHN TALKS.
Just after Mr. Pettyjohn arriv?e
at the hotel a Chronicle reporte:
called at his room in the hotel an<
was admitted, and had a short tall
with him before he became so weal
be was unable to converse.
Mr. Pettyjohn said that a shor
time ago he and Mr. Butler had :
few words over the hiring of on
of his hands, who works on hi
farm and that Mr. Butler hai
insinuated that he was a liar, an
that he did not wish to have an;
trouble with Butler, so he simpl;
called an officer and requested tba
he arrest him ; the police refuse
to arrest Butler and then the
separated, mutually agreeing n. 11
speak or have any thing to do wit
Early, this morning, he san
some one telephoned him froi
Hamburg that Butler had "pounc
ed" twenty-eight of his cows an
that he would have to pay for fhei
if he wanted to get them, for the
had gotten into Butler's oat pate
and damaged his crop.
Mr. Pettyjohn stated that he fe
that Butler had simply taken h
cows up because he disliked hi]
and that he determined that 1
would get them out, by force
necessary, without having to pi
anything, aB he thought it was
scheme to extort money from hil
He stated .that he and his tv
CONTINUED ON SECOND PAGE.
THE BATTLE CEY
"RAISE MORE HOGS" T(
FEED MORE NIGGERS,
To Make More Cotton to Buj
More Hogs, Etc.
The high price of pork Wi!
lead a good many farmers to keei
a larger stock of pigs than thej
have usually done. . Probably few
if any, of these men expect thai
the present rates will be perma
nent, but they all hope that they
can get their own stock to markei
before there is any material fal]
As far as prices are concerned
poik is subject to the same general
law as all other articles of com
merce. Very high prices will lead
to increased production, and this
will inevitably be followed by a
decline in pricee. It often occurs
that the decline goes as far below
the normal rate as the advance
had gone beyond it. Pork can be
produced so quickly, and in such
enormous quantities, that there
will always be a liability, of sharp
fluctuations in prices. Not only
this, but changes of this kind may
be, and they often are, brought
about very quickly. It will be
wise for all who are engaged in
the business of pork production to
keep these facts in mind.
On general principles it may be
considered best for the farmer to
select some common course of ac
tion and follow it without refer
ence to any ordinary fluctuations
in prices. And in practice it is
found that this is the wisest method
which can be pursued. The men
who are constantly changing their
crops, or their classes of stock, in
order to produce those which com
mand the highest prices usually
make their changes too late to be
j|%3&^fi^^ nf qninr.
down with its ebb. While they
are ' constantly changing their
crops and their methods, and are
as steadily .failing to obtain the
rewards for which they hoped, the
men who have made a wise selec
tion of crops and stock with refer
ence to their soil, climate and sur
roundings and who go on year after
year producing these crops and
keeping these classes of animals,
are fairly paid for their time and
toil. It is true that the latter class
of farmers have to sell their pro
ducts for low prices when these
prevail, but this disadvantage is
fully offset by the benefit which
they receive when high prices rule.
From the very nature of the
case it is not possible that all our
farmers can get rich by keeping
pigs. If present prices could be
maintained money could be made
rapidly in this direction. But a
large increase in production, which
is sure to come, will certainly be
followed by a fall in prices. Still,
a moderate increase in the numbei
of pigs will be wise and profitable
The things to be avoided are a mac
rush into the business of pori
production by those who have hac
experience in this line, and th<
entering upon it on a large scal<
by men who have neither a knowl
edge of the business nor facilitiei
for its management.
' Erie Co., Ntw York.
WATER FOR SWINE.
In arranging to secure the bes
growth and thrift with pigs ai
abundant supply of pure, fresl
water should not be over-lookec
No matter what kind of a ratio:
is supplied the hog needs a goo
drink of water several times a da
if he thrives best. The best wate
in nearly all cases is that which i
supplied from living wells, supplie
in clean troughs regularly ever
day. If the water is supplied i
this way there is less risk of dil
eases than in any other way. Wit
running streams there is alwaj
the risk of disease being carrie
from one farm to another, whi]
to compel them to take what :
needed from stagnant ponds ca
hardly be considered healthy.
The troughs should be arrange
where they can help themselve
and not be able to get in them ar
lay down, something they a
almost certain to do unless tl
troughs are properly arranged, ar
then see that they have water re
ularly and in abundance.
N. J. SHEPHERD.
. SHE WAS A WIDOW
)|SHE HAD BEEN A W1D0\I
FOR THIRTEEN YEARS.
f I Slie Didn't Get a Ticket for Hali
Price, But She Got In.
New York Sun.
I j It was at a circus in a North
) Carolina town. The performance
had begun when a little old woman
wearing a poke bonnet, white cot
II ton gloves, and a blue calico dress
stepped up to the ticket wagon,
laid down 25 cents and held out
her hand for a ticket.
"Fifty cents, ma'am," said the
wagon man. ?
"I'm a widder," she replied.
"Can't help that."
"Bin a widder fur thirteen
"Yes, but the price of a ticket is
50 cents." '
"Buried two ohildren sense I was
"That makes no difference."
She picked up her 25 cents and
took a walk around and stopped
at the wagon again to hand it up
and say :
"Gimme a ticket to the show."
'Fifty cents, ma'am," replied
"But I'm a widder."
"You told me that before, but !
we make no discount to widows."
They never pass the contri'bu
shun box to me in church 'cause
I'm a widder. Bin a widder fur
'.W ell, you couldn't buy a ticket
for 25 cents if you had been a j
widow for thirty year;;," ue said asi
he turned away.
She picked up her two bits and
travelled around the circus tent
and stopped at the wagon for the
"Ticket fur a widder." she said
as she handed up her 25 cents.
"Look here, ma'am!" shouted
the price wm ou~cencB, anu: mail
you couldn't buy a ticket for less?" [
"Bin a widder fur thirteen
years," she calmly replied.
"I don't care if you have been I
a widow from the cradle up ! Don't j
bother me any more !"
She took her money and went
went off in the direction of the
side show, where the fat boy was
on exhibition, and I entered the
circus tent. I had not been seated
over five minutes when something
from beneath the seats pulled at
my leg and a voice whispered :
"Stranger, hitch along to the left
and give a widder a show !"
I not only hitched, but assisted
the little old woman in the poke
bonnet to climb up beside me.
Wheu she had got her breath, I
"Did the man sell you a ticket
for two bits?"
"No. He got no compassion on
"Then how did you get in?"
"Same as I always do. Bin a
widder fur thirteen year?, and I've
crawled under the canvas twelve
seasons. Do yo un feel like buyin'
a lone widder a glass of that air
It ie generally reported that Sen
ator Butler and Governor Tillman
will make a race for the Senate.
The Legislature elected in 1894,
will select Senator Butler's suc
cessor. It is said that the canvass
will be a hand-to-hand fight. This
can be brought abbut only in twc
ways, so far as we/ can see. First
let there be an agreement to have
a State primary and let tho ma
jority of votes decide the matter
That would leaye the candidate
for the General Assembly to run
on general principles. That would
;lso have the appearance of ruling
out a third candidate. The mem
bers of the Legislature who are
entrusted witH the business ol
selecting a suitable man for thal
office would hive no voice in the
matter except to confirm the vote
of the people] The other piar
would be for tjvo sets of candidate!
to run for the/ General Assembly:
one, the Buller candidates; the
other, the Tillman men. Thal
would not be a fair test for half ol
the Senators hold over and one o:
them might be far Butler, whei
the county vas fori Tillman. Ther
that plan narrows the choice dowi
I to two men, both pf whom migh
be objectionable to mauy hones
voters. Take it anyway you please
the condition is o?#a healthy one
Buy your Straw Hats-cheap thi
! season-from J. M.,ibbb.
I " =
m THE VEEGE OP DEATH,
il TOM CAT AGAINST A
I I _
Thirteen Rattles and a Sutton-A
? Life Saved by a Tom Cat.
''Yes, sir ; it saved my life, and
A [tor's wealth could not purchase
it j I fould part with everything I
p< saess first and starve afterward.
jjThe speaker was a young car
penter of this city, the unpurchas
"it" an ordinary looking
cjat, with three dark lateral
stripes extending from shoulder
lank on both of its sides, and
person addressed, the writer,
w|o confesses to having made a
ale but wicked attempt to con
't the priceless tabby into a
tburg steak with his bootjack
the night previous, says the
San Francisco Examiner.
-I'You see," continued the
laker, picking the cat up in his
is and stroking its fur with his
h?hd, while the mouser began to
puj and rubbed its whiskers
against its owners arms, "less
than six months ago it saved me
from a horrible death. You want
tojkn?whow it happened? 'Twas
thii i way: I was building houses
foj^he Indian Department on the
Crpw Reservation in MontanB."
fl was working convenient to
th?jBigHom River, and had to
sleep in an old 'shack' built on
tba outskirts of a little eopse, in
wljich there was a dense under
growth of willow, rosebush and
tiwi, currants, which the Indians
sai? contained swarms of rattle
snakes. Until then I had not seen
an| reptiles, but I had heard the
noise of their rattle many a time.
I Had a half breed Indian helping
mtf who owned the cat. One aftei
nojn last July he went to the river
IfftYO n j un; wnw i*--u ?
Minutes after came running to me
squeezing the thumb of his right
hand, while his copper colored
features had assumed a cadaverous
hue, He had been bitten by a
rattlesnake. I tied a handkerchief
around his arm, while an old
Indian sucked the wound. Despite
the primitive remedies of the
medicine man' and the medical
aid of the doctor from the agency,
who was sent for, the man died
the next day, suffering intense
"After the funeral the Indians
set fir? to the copse, and, forming
a circle around it, they killed a
number of snakes that were at
tempting to escape from the fire.
That night I was thinking over
the fate of my late companion be
fore going to sleep, while the cat
purred plesantly upon my shoulder.
I had about another week's work
to do there and I fervently wished
myself through with the job. I
went to sleep consoling myself with
the thought that all of the snakes
in the neighborhood had been ax
"Being very tired I slept until
late the next day and when I
opened my eyes the sight that met
my gaze almost paralyzed me with
terror. Coiled on my bosom its
head erect and ready to strike,
and its large eyes scentillating
whith rage, was a large rattlesnake
I was too horrified to move, and
to add to my dread I could hear
the rattle of another reptile under
my bed. I do not know the exact
time I had been watching that
SDake after I awoke. It might have
been 15 seconds but it seemed to
me a lifetime.
"The first thing I kenw I saw
the cat's paw descend upon the
fnake's head like a stroke of light
ning, and the next moment the
squirming, slimy thing was flung
upon the floor. With a bound I
jumped up in the bed and grasping
a heavy stick that stood convenient
I smashed the rbptile's head into
a pulp. The other snake then
showell fight, but it was dispatched
as quickly as its mate.Af ter making
Bure that there waa no snake in
the hut I picked up the cat and
to my joy found it unharmed.
"I measured the reptile from
which the cat so timely rescued
me, and found it to be 3 feet 6
inches long,having 167 scuta on the
body and its tail had 13 rattles.
The other snake was not so large.
The tire in the copse had driven
the reptiles into the shack, and
were it not for the cat I weuld
have met the fate of the half
breed Indian. No, sir; money
cannot buy this cat."
LAW OF THE DISPENSARY.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
BY THE STATE BOARD.
How, When, and Where You
1. County dispensaries will be
open for the sale of liquors at 7
A. M. o'clock from April 1 to
October 1, and close at 6 P. M.
The rest of the year the hours will
be from 9 A. M. to 6 P. M. In
cases of illness only sale, may be
made at night,
2. No loafing will be allowed
around a county dispensary.
3. When the applicant for the
purchase of liquor is unable to
write he or she can make a cross
mark and the same attested by the
county dispenser will be received
as if made in accordance with the
Act. Applications must not be
filled for one person oftener than
once a day.
4. Applications can be filled on
written orders made in good faith
when the name of the applicant is
authorized to be singed by
the county dispenser and persons
known to said dispenser or his
identity is established to his
5. County dispensers can carry
on their legitimate business in
connection with the sale of liquors
in the same store by paying a
proportionate share of the rent
but this does not affect the time
of closing as fixed in rule one. All
liquors must be sold for cash and
money deposited in bank each
6. A member of the county
board of control must be present
when a shipment to an}' county
dispensary is onpend to certify to
any breakage of bottles in transit,
else no claim ofthat kind will be
allowed by the State commissioner.
-7. ft 11-nnplrngpH pnntm'njncr
must be opened carefully, vso as to
be returned to the State com
missioner without' injury, and the
same must be shipped back at
once. Any loss or damage will be
charged to the county dispenser.
8. Any liquor not in stock
in the county dispensary
will be purchased by the State
commissioner on application
through couuty dispenser or fur
nished from Columbia.
9. If county board of control
or county dispenser, suspects any
one of infringing the law, a State
constable will be detailed at once
to investigate and make arrests,
upon application to the Governor.
The same will be done when
notice comes to the Governor from
any reliable citizen.
10. Prices of the various brands
of liquors on sale will be kept
posted in a conspicuous place
in each county dispensary. Any
deviation from these prices, if
reported, will cause dismissal of
11. Dipensaries will not be es
tablished at mora than one place
in a county until after and by its
12. The quarterly expense
account of each county dispen
sary must be approved by each
county board and submitted to
the State board for endorsement
before it is paid by the county
treasurer. County dispensers are
required to conduct their business
with the same economy as similar
stores are run under private
onwership. They will be allowed
assistance only when the mag
nitude of the business warrants it,
and the State board will issue the
permit to employ the clerk upon
a proper showing.
13. Alcohol, will be kept in
stock at Columbia, or ordered
from the distillery by the State
commissioner, when the order
comes though the county dispenser
for barrel packages.
14. In counties where no dis
pensaries are or can be established
the county board of control can
receive no compensation. Their
appointment is for for the purpose
of soliciting their aid in enfor
cing the law.
15. Any rules in addition to
those formulated by a county
board, will be submitted to the
State board for approval before
they are enforced.
16. County dispensers may
provide refrigerators and ice with
which to cool beer. The State
board will contract for same and
then it can be ordered direct.
B. R. Tillman, Governor,
D. ft. Townsend At. General.
W. ?I. Ellerby Comp. Gen.
State Board of Control.
THE LAW OF THE PLAINS.
RIFLE, PISTOL, OR KNIFE.
THESE THREE, NO MORE.
A Fair light-The Way They
Do ia Texas.
New York Sun.
The outfit of twelve wagons had
stopped at a point on the Rio Pecos
river about seven miles above the
town of Anton Chico. We had
supper and were smoking our pipes,
and it was between sunset and dark
when a young fellow about 20
years old came riding up from the
direction of the Comanche coun
try. He was dressed like a cow
boy, and what few words he spoke
were in good English. He rode up
to a campfire around which five or
six of us were sitting, and after a
"Good evening" to all dismounted
and let his gaze wander about.
Teamster No. 5 was a Mexican
half-breed known as Big Pete. He
gave a start of surprise as the
stranger rode up, and I heard him
cursing and muttering to himself.
By and by the boy fixed his gaze
on Pete and kept it there for along
half minute. There was a sort of
smile on his face which made one
think of the look of a wolf who
had pursued a victim for hours
and hours and was finally near
enough to seize it.
"Rifle, pistol, or knife?" he ask
ed of Pete in a low, even voice.
The big fellow looked around
uneasily. He was no coward, as
we all knew, but the sudden ap
pearance of the boy had rattled
him for, a moment. A full moon
was coming up, and there would
be light enough for firearms. He
was a good shot, but that long,
sharp knife was his favorite wea
pon. Besides he was a giant com
pared to that slender but active
"This knife, and I will give you
Tgw"".- - ? - .- . r-1-? u.. j.
"Very well. Just as you please !"
quietly replied the young man as
he unbridled his horse and sent
Not a word was spoken by any
of the rest of us. We all rose up,
but made no other move. Not a
question was asked of either man.
It was the law of the plains. One
man had the right to demand sat
isfaction of another by rifle, re
volver, or knife. As to the cause
of tho quarrel, why should we ask
or care? Pete removed his belt
and jacket and sombrero, and tied
a handkerchief around his head.
The stranger removed the belt in
which he carried a couple of re
volvers, threw aside his sombrero,
and walked off to a distance of
fifty feet. Pete followed. Every
man in camp formed a circle about
the pair. The moon made every
thing as plain as daylight. The
horses and mules were all to the
right of us. So far as all could
see, every one stopped feeding and
gazed steadfastly at the circle. .
It was the stranger who called
out, and at the word both moved
into the centre of the ring and
menaced each other. A fight to
the death with knives is a horrible
thing to look at, and yet there is a
magnetism about it which forces
you to stand and look till the end
comes. Boxers move about-feint,
advance, retreat, rush at each
other, and grapple. So it is with
men who fight with knives. Back
and forth across the circle, round
and round it, their knives now and
then clashing together, and it was
ten long minutes before blood was
drawn. With the first drop came
No man called out. No man in
the circle moved out of his tracks.
Some of tho horses came nearer
and whinnied softly, as if asking
what it was all about, but this we
remembered afterward. Big Pete
was working to make his great
strength bring him an advantage.
If he could seize that boy's right
arm with his left hand and hold it.
for five seconds the duel would be
ended. Thrice he attempted it
and thrice he failed. Suddenly
the boy found the opening he had
been seeking. So swiftly that none
of us could follow him he sprang
forward under the uplifted right
arm, there was the flash of a knife,
and Big Pete uttered a groan and
"You are witnesses that it was a
fair fight," said the stranger as he
stood over Pete and looked around
It was fair, but no man answer
ed. He called his horse by a low
whistle, slipped on the bridle, and
half a minute later was cantering
away to the east. Big Pete had
wronged him. The law of the land
plains had avenged him. A grave
beside the Pecos-a guess or two
as to the stranger's identity-that
LYNCHED WITH GLEE.
HIS BODY WAS SLASHED
WITH POCKET KNIVES
Then Dragged Down the Streets
and Around the Court House.
DETROIT, Mich., May 24.-A
special dispatch from Corunna,
Mich., to the Tribune says:
William Sullivan, the farm hand
who so brutally murdered his em
ployer, Layton Leetcb, and
murderously assaulted the latter's
wife, paid the penalty of his crime
last night. He was taken from
pail and lynched at 9:40 o'clock
The mob consisted of over eight
hundred men who shouted^ them
selves hoarse as the body dangled
at the end of the rope. Just be
fore he was taken from the cell
Sullivan attempted to commit V
suicide with a knife which he had
in some manner concealed about
By iteans ct sledges the jail was
soon broken open by the mob
and a noose placed around his
neck when the crowd dragged ?him
through the jail corridors to the
big jail yard and to alow marshy
sq%re ground about 500 feet in
the rear of the jail building under
The men fought, struggled and
cursed for the privilege of helping
to tug at the rope, which was'
thrown over a limb and with a
sudden jerk Sullivan, who had
been lying motionless and ap
parently unconscious on the
ground was raised to a sitting
posture. Another pull and his
headjand shoulders were visible
above the black mass of those that '
surrounded the spot.'
A terrible scene followed. The
body was pushed from hand to '
hand: Several drew pocket knives .
shreds of his shirt remained
hanging to his shoulders. ,
When the body was lowered, to
the ground portions of the mob
which had been unable to get
close enough to take aband in the
actual hanging, seized upon the
rope, and dragged the lifeless
body through the mire. After
ward the crowd dragged him about
the streets and around the court
MR. EDITOR: California is a
lovely country, the sick ^et well,
the poor get rich, cyclones and
frosts are practic ally unknown. A
hundred to three hundred dollars
per acre is made each year on
fruits with irrigation. The Cali
fornia Land and Water Exchange,
of Deyton, 0., control large quan
tities of land in California which
they plant, cultivate, pay taxes
for ten years, paying you $40 per
acre as your part of the profit,
they keeping the balance for the
care and cultivation. They give
n acre of land away with each
four certificates. All they ask you
to do is to pay for the irrigation,
which can be done in small pay
ments each month. They will
send you the names of ninety per
sons who last year received from
$25 to $500 on year's investment.
President Harrison says, "Half of
the good things of California have
not been told." The Hon.
Jeremiah Riisk says, "Truly Cali
fornia is a poor man's paradise."
To five-acre holders the California
Land and Water Exchange, of
Dayton, 0., give a free return
ticket to view the property. Why
should any due be poor when
such a chance remains open and
do not have to do any labor or
work, to get the profits and do not
have to leave home. Write them
to-day and get full particulars.
If you desire a beatiful com- '
plexion, absolutely free from
pimples and blotches, purify your
blood by the use of Ayer's Sar
saparilla. Remove the cause of
these disfigurements and the skin
will take care of itself. Be sure
you get Ayer's Sarsaparilla.
The original of H. Rider Hag
gard's terrible and ageless beauty,
"She who must be obeyed," is, or
rather was, tho first wife of the
English novelist, who was divorced
from him, and is now living with
her third husband on the Pacific
coast. She was a Miss Carroll of