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TiE WAGES OF CRIME.
JACK PRATER AND JASPER DAVIS
HANGED FOR MURDER.
Pratet Aawerts His Iamoence sad Dies Without
a ftruggle-Davb Dies With a Heavy high ad
a0 Aeoultlon to All Not to Follow dlb
ANDERSON, 8. C., April 27.-Special:
- Jap Davis spent last night in sound sleep.
resting better, he said, than any night since
he bad been in jail. This morning the
prisoner said he was prepared to meet his
fate. His brothers-in-law Abner King and
Leard Smith called on Davis this morning,
theirs being the first visit from relatives
since his incarceration. The legal wit
p - nesses (all being physicians except two),
the military guard, composed of a detach
ment of the Palmetto Riflemen, constituted
those present. The Rev. Messrs. Marshall,
Frierson, Pack and Wightman ministered
to the prisoner.
The death warrant was read by the
sheriff at 12.80. Shrouded in a black robe
the prisoner assisted the officer, after which
his hands were fastened behind his back.
On the scaffold the Rev. Mr. Marshall read
psalm ninety, and a prayer. The Rev. Mr.
Frierson pronounced the benediction.
The prisoner being asked if he had any
thing to say, replied: "You all see what I
have come to-take warning." A heavy
sigh was the only sign of emotion. The
trap was sprung at 12.50. The prisoner's
neck was not broken, and he struggled con
siderably. He was pronounced dead at
1.27. The body was delivered to his
- brother-in law, Smith, for burial.
About three hundred curious people,
mostly negroes, gathered outside the en
closure, but there was no excitement or
HISTORY OF THE CRIME.
Jasper N. Davis, or Japp Davis, as he
was commonly called, was 88 years old
and his wife was about eight years young
er. In the spring of 1885 Davis had an at
tack of sickness which effected his mind
and he was sent to the State Lunatic Asy
lum where he was treated for six months
and then turned out. He was not consid
ered insane, but, his mind was uneven and
it was believed that the regular diet of the
Asylum wou,d cure him, and to all ap
pearances it did. Previous to his going to
the Asylum Davis had treated his wife in a
very brutal manner, had often beaten her
and turned her out of the house. During his
stay in the insane institution Mrs. Davis had
to provide for their live little children. She
worked hard and managed to provide food
and clothing for her helpless ianily. Up
on the return of Davis te retused to do
any work and continued to maltreat h+s
The little woman resolved to stand it no
longer and proposed to Davis to take care
of herself and children if he wou.d leave
her. This Davis agreed to do, and he
moved a few miles away and lived with a
relative named Owens. Mrs. Davis, by
the sweat of her brow, support.d her chil
dren and was getting along very well vjhen
her husband, In the summer of 1880, pro
posed to her that they make friends and
live together again. T his the plucky and
spiried woman refused to do. -he re
membered hier busoand's brutality and
knew that it wot: i be repeatedi if an op
portunity was offered. Finding his efforits
in this direction iutile, Davis tflreatened
to kill his wife.
Knowing the nature of the man, andl
feat ig that he might execute his threat
under cover of darkness, the determninedi
wuman would iockc her house ini the even
ings, take her Live children aid go to her
brotner's house, which was a quaiter of a
mile distant, spend the night these and re
turn to her Ititie larmi every morning. On
Fridasy, Septemiber 24, 1b86, Davis stol, a
gun tram Mr. Owens. concealed it in the
woods arid that evening called at. Mr.
Mloore's, the brother of his wife, una asked
hun if he could not Induce Mrs. D)avis to
ret,urn to bim. Moore told him that it was
no use trying, that he had treated his wvife
too ba :ly, but the. he couldl speak to het
himself. Davia then asked M1rs. Davis to
let him live with her, but she refused. Hie
remained at the house all night, and( left, in
the morning at day-light.
Lft 'in houi- atterwards the young
n * r with her five little children around
her started ior her home, littledraming of
the teriible fate that awaitedi her, or the
fiendish purpol)tse of the villain who had so
suienly iett her.
It was a bright September morning, the
sun had just useu ai.d peace anti h,ippiness
seemed to reign thoughout the quIet coun
Just as the mother and chil 2 -en reached
a pot tion of the road where the woods iere
thick on both sides the clear- report of a
well loaded gun rang out upon the frosty
air, and the next moment five little mother
less children were standing in the lonely
road cr-yinig over the body of the woman
who had been taken from them by the
hand of an assassin.
The people in the county at once arose
amid gave chase to the murderer. If he had
not escaped to the swamps andl concealedl
himself for two (lays he would have been
l.ynched. At last Davis was caplttured and
confessed his crime.
On the 8th of October he was tried, con
victed and sentenced to be hanged on No
vember 5. HIe plead insanity and all the
argument was made upon that ground, but
It did not work. Is attorneys appealedI
to the Supreme Court und that stayed the
execution. The case was before i:- Su
preme Court for fourteen months before its
decision was rendered, and this decision
sustained the lower court in every particu
Davis was on March 1st sentenced to be
hanged on the 28d. He asked for further
time, but It was not granted. The Gov
ernor was petitioned for pardon or comu
tation of sentence without avail. The ju
ries in South Carolina are too free to allow
the ordinary murderer to go unpunihed.
The man who shoots down another in a
street row Is seldom convicted, but the ju
rIes draw the line at the murderers of
The only two white men who have been
hanged in this State for a number of years
have been executed for the murder of
women--Jasper D)avis for shooting his
wife and six months ago a young man for
shooting his stepmother.
Hanging of Jack Pranter,
ORBANGEBURG, S. C., April 27.-Special:
Jack Prater was hung here today for the
assassination of Andrew Jackson. The
execution took place privately In the jail,
only the witnesses allowed by law being
present. The drop fell at 12.25 P. M. and 4
after hanging for eighteen minutes the
body was cut down, lie died without laA
stuge, ble nock having boon broken by ~
.The doomed man protested his
the last ,.ant and asked
Imeta in ha been instru. tr
Just before goindPatr0
aang thehymn, "Jes d Pate
an~d prayed aoud. u -
lected all throghb
and impressed U)
otton that he
hich he W a
Beatty and a colored minister named Oar
roll. He claimed that God had forgiven
his sins and that he was going to Heaven.
HISTORY OF THE ORIME.
On the 14th of July, 1885, shortly
after dark, Andrew Jackson, a negro,
was in his cabin in Orangeburg county,
preparingto go to bed, when suddenly the
report of a gun was heard from outside.
His wife was in the adjoining room, and
her little child came running in and said
"Somebodt's killed papa, and shot me
in the leg!' On going to her husband
the wife found him dying from woundi
in the breast and neek. The physician,
who soon came, found eight buckshot in
the body of the dead man. There was
a hole in the house, where the ohinne
joined the weather-boarding, and througl
this the assassin had thrust his gun to dc
ni deadly work. Jackson died a feu
minutes after the shot.
?le killing of Jackson caused some
excitement. Three negroes-Jack Pra
ter, Bill Gordon and Titus Ferguson
were arrested on suspicion, and broughi
to trial in May, 1886. There was some
evidence against all three. As to Jaol
Prater, there was strong proof of guilt.
It was shown that he had said on the
evening of the murder that he was "go"
ing to Jones's plantation to put Andrew
Jackson through." It was further sworn
to by one Robert Tyler that on the even
ing of the killing Pi ' requested him
to stay that evening a his (Prator's]
house, Prater saying that he "was going
to do some devilment." Prater told Ty
ler he must swear that he (Prater) was
there all the evening. Tyler further tes
tifled that when Prater came home he
said to his own wife: "Yes, I have killed
him dead as hell."
Prater, in his defence, set up an alibi
-as did also his co-dJefendants.
The motive for the crime was shown in
Jackson's having sworn adversely tc
Prater in a trial held the day before the
All three of the accused were con
victed. But the verdict was set aside,
and a new trial granted, as to Bill Gor
don and Titus Ferguson. These twe
have never been tried again.
In Prater's case an appeal was taken
to the Supreme Court, but the verdict
below was affirmed. Prater was then
resentenced to be hung.
A petition for commutation of sen
tence to life imprisonment was gotten
up. The Judge who tried the case sug
gested commutation, but the State's at
torney opposed it. A petition contain
ing nearly twelve hundred names was
sent to the iovernor, urging him to let
the law take its course. After mature
consideration the Governor refused the
The hot +pring. Uonventton.
The S 'uthern Immigrati " Conventior
at lot Springs, N. ., Wednesday fini-he
its work and adjourned the same day. Be
low will be foundl the resolutions passed:
ltesolved, That an imnigration associa
don be established, withb headquarters it
the city of New York, to be styled the
Southern Iwnmigration Association.
Resolved, That this assoclatihn be place
under the charge of a board of dliret,ir:
composed of one member of each Southm t
railroad or other corporation, trade, indus
trial or other c.rganization in State, couny
city or town, situated east of the Mish
sippi river, that will contribute the sum c
5L.000 tow, a h, axl,c-use of said asoci
tion on or h,,o Tue Juy I next, and that o
the s< cond Tuesda.y of July, 1888 the h3onri
so c:onst itute-d hbaillm-et ini New York an<
p)rocee:d to organtize.. and adopt such by -haws
rules and reguhations as may be niecessar'
for its government.
R1eel ved, Tlhat until said organization i.
perfected Major .John D.. Kelly, .Jr , be con
tltitutedl chiet of the a5sociation with po we
to call the board toigether- whjenever sai(
(contribut111ions from~ railroads or oither cor
porin s , tradie, industrial or oilher organ
izat ions of S:ates or counties and1 town:i
shall reach the aggregate sum of $20),0r0
and( when such caba has been maile th<i
h)oard of directors shall proc.eed immnedi
ately to perfect a p rmannent organizatiol
as provided for in the second resolutiou
herew~'ith subit tIer.
Resolved, Tlhat immedialtely utoni th
adoptioni of thiese resol)utionsa ie tlecretar'
of the convention shall give notice of th
samte to the Ga verno,r of each ot the Sou3th
ern States, to the p)residt nt of each of th
Southern railroads, and to the Mayoro
every city and to every town in the South
era States east of the Mississippi Rive
having a p)opulation of 5,0)00 or miore, arll
to solicit the co-operation of said (illicers i,
furthering the objects of this conventioni
A Letter to the Board of Agricentture.
Thue South Carolina flelegation to th
Hot Spring-i Immigr-ation Convention hel,
a meeting on the train returning fromn th
convention, Lieutenant Governor Mautldi:
in the chair.
Oin miotion of Mr. Becattie, of Greet:
vylle, the delegation adop)ted a resolutio:
ur-ging upon the cities, towns, railroads
boards of traide r.ndi other induistrial o3
ganizations the implortantce of hohling earl
meetIngs for the p)urp)ose of raising tht
subhscription needied to entitle themn ti
rep)resetation on the Board of D)irector
oif the Southbern lmtmigration Association
After a full discussion, the delegatiot
unanimously united in the following lette
to the Board of Agriculture, which I
sign)ed by all of the dlelegates from . ' itl
Carolina except two who hadh retur-ne,
home and could not be communicatedt
with on the suibject:
l-T SPR INos, N. C., A pril 26, 1888.
Hion. Johnson Hlagood, Chairman Board o
Agricultture, Columnibia, S. C.:
DEAR St a: The unditersigned, dlelegates
representing the State of South Carolina a
the imemig rationi convention held at Hol
S prings, N. C., April 24-25 Inst., respect
fully submit that it will be greatly to th'
adivantage of the State to demonst rate, al
the earliest possible day, Its symnpathiex
with the pturp->ses of the convention and1( Itt
determination to take an active part in
making the Southern Immigration Associ
ation entirely successftul.
To tis end the undersigned respect fully
request that your board will appropriate
the sum of $1,000 to constitute the State of
South Carolinta, through the Department of
Agriculture, a member of the Association.
TChis will show unmistakably the zeal of
South Carolina in the cause, andl will give
the State, in the person of the dlirector who
shall be chosen, a voice in the organizntion
and management of the Association fronm
the vtry beginning.
The tundersigned thin ak this a matter of
the greatest implortance to the whole State,
or they wotuld not address y'ot upon a1 sub
ject which was sure to commnend itself to
your earnest and early attenition.
PIANOS AN oUNoaIs.
We are prepared to se1i Pianos and
)rgans of the best make at factor-y
rices for Cash or easy Instalment,.
'Lanos from $210 up; Organs from $24
p. The verdict of the people is that
eoy can save the Ireight and twenty-five
r cent, by buying of us. Instruments
ilivored to any deo on fifteen days'
Lal. We pay friht both ways if not'
tisfactory. Odrand test in your
Oolumabia, B. 0.
~suE WAS RECONCILUD.
I will marry fot l'ucre,"
'"~ A!te~ma almost Ur;
PLAINTIFF M'CRADY WINS.
$,500 Is the Amous Awarded by the Jary
After Five Hours Deliber.Uon-A Motion for
a New Talal.
(From the Columbia Daily Record, April 27.)
The people of Columbia resolved them
selves into a committee on guessing yester
day, after Judge Kershaw had charged the
jury in the McCrady-Roberteon case. Some
thought the plaintiff would get $10,000;
some thought it would be $1; some the de
fendant would win, while a large number
agreed that it would be a mistrial. But
they all missed it.
The jury retired at 1.45. A vote was
taken separately on each of the charges,
and on five of them it was the unanimous
decision that they had not been proven by
the defendant. On the first and fourth
charges, the vote stood 11 to 1, on thn first
ballot; but after some discussion the mninor
ity joined the others. The stenographer
was sent for and portions of the testimony
was re-read to the jury.
A deadlock then occurred on the ques
tion as to the amount to be awarded. A
majority were in favor of awarding $10,
000, construing such to be their luty, from
the Judge's charge, upon finding that the
charges had not been proven. One juror
was in favor of awarding $25, another $50,
and various amounts up to $10,000 were
Considerable discussion was evoked
as to the amount and it was finally decided
that four numbers-$1.000, $1,500, $2,000
and $2,500 should be placed in a hat and a
number drawn therefrom. This was done,
the numbers shaken, and a juror, with his
back to the hat, placed his hand in apd at
sixteen minutes to 7 o'clock, drew out the
The jurors filed into the court and Clerk
Arthur read the following verdict, "We
find for the plaintiff a verdict of $2,500.
P. C. Lorick, foreman." Mr. Lyles,
attorney for the defense arose and gave
notice that he would on Monday or 1 ties
day argue for a new trial.
It was told a Rliconn reporter by some
of the jurors, that had it not been for the
refusal of one of the jurors, for some time,
to agree to draw the amount by lot, the
amount would have been $1,000 as that
number was drawn the first time, this one
juror not assenting.
THE YACHT MARIA'S CRUISE.
Mr. 'eek aald to Bie bearching for Treasure
Just what caused the yacht Maria to make
her celebrated voyage to the Island of
Tuarniffa, and what Special Treasurer
Agent Peck is about, was told yesterday to
a Star reporter by Captain Charles J. Ward,
the Maria's former master, and a fair type
of the bluff, hearty ,bronzed-faced skipper.
"I took charge of the yacht Maria in
September last." he said. ''Mr. Peck, who
hired me, said that he and a party of friends
intended making a trip to the Caribean
Sea to shoot and tish. Mr Peck's friends
were Judge Davidson, Professor Barster,
Mr. Horn and Mr. Richards. I had four
men-a cook, mate and two boys-to help
on the yacht. Well, we headed for Belize.
A storm drove us to Jamaica, where Mr.
Peck's friends left to go to Belize by another
"After leaving Samaica we went to New
Orleans and from there to Old Providence,
on the Mosquito coast; thence to Key West
Fla. There I learned from Mr. Peek that
he had a chart that would make him rich,
since it indiCated the exact spot where a lot
of gold was buried. We took on machinery
f and started for l elizo."
Arriving there, Uaptain Ward said, Mr.
Peck engt'el theittetiion of the Governoi
Iof Iritish Ilonduras anmd several gentlemen,
-who gave him uinlimiuted credit to push1 hiL
treasure scheme. C ai Janua nry 10 the Maria
arri vedi at Tiuarnitfa and found Mest.rs
IIorn and Ricenards wailing for thema.
Bright aLd early on the morning of January
13 Mr. Peck found the spot where the
-doubloons were su~pposed~( to be buried.
''It was in a b)eii tiful cocennut gro)ve,"
said thle capt:minu, ''and about ani eighlthI ot a
mite from shore. A ftcr digging several
dlays he came on a piece of bone wvhichi
proved to be fronm the arm of a human
being. Several other hones were found,
but no comp,lete skeleton. It a., said the
skeleton of two men had bee-. exhumed
there some Ibl teen years before. a~ fier
digging thirteen feet Mr. Pev'k was obliged
to step oin acconit of the seai, which flmvedi
iiinf( niade work impossible. On Marchi
29 Peek made up his mind that lie would
-have to employ more powerful aid than lit
had, andl accordingly set off for New
f Orleans, ordering~ Captain Ward to go te
- Ne w York. Thin' 'a all I know," concluded
r time captain, "'and I don,t't care to sa)
whether I belIeve in~ Mr-. Peck's scheme ei
not If he dloes strike treasure, he'll havt
to (divide with the British Government any.
Tlhe captain appears to cherish a tremen
dous amount of respect for Mr. l'eek and
itiumated that the people of llelize f illy
believed in his ultimate snccess. in recover
jug the $10,000,000 in treasure.-New~
York Star, 2Eth.
- A MATRSIMONIAL RODIANCE.
Resuming Weddedi Lif efter a Voluntar1
Parting of Thiry-two Years.
(From t h- Troy Iiud(get)
Forty yeoars ago Joseph Miles, ol
Millorton, N. Y., married a neighbor's
daughter and settled down to farming.
lie got tired of this and told his wife
that ho thought they'd better make a
change. She ob)jected, and in fact
refused to quit her old home, lHe said
that she cotild do as she pleased, and
that if over she decided to live with him
she'd le welcome, but he wouldn't return
to Millerton. So he left hier and their
boy. She made her home with her
parents on their farm. The husband
fouight through the war, then went to
Sidney, N. Y., and began to make money,
lie acquired a snug little fortune, but
had no one to share it with.
A friend who knew his story went to
Millerton, found Mrs. Miles living on
the homestead with the boy, a man of
34 years, told her all about Joseph and
mnduced her to consent to go to Sidney
and join him. She didn't need much
persuasion, and 'Joseph, too, wa'- glad
when lie learne I of the negotiations.
The neighbors heard of it, an dthe other
night thronged to the railroad station to
meet the train that brought Mrs. Miles.
She didn't know him, but after the intro
duction they seemed very happy, andl
have taken ti we(dded life where they
laid it dow trtw years ago.
DUAlt Ma. Enrron:--Won't you please
toll your male readers that $3 will buty a
flue, strong andl serviceable p air of
pants, made to order by the N. Y. Stan.
dard Pants Co., of 66 University Place,
Now York city? By sending 6 cents irn
postage stamps to the above firm, they
will send to any address 25 samples of
cloth to choose from, a fine linen tape
measutre, a full stet of scientific meoasture
meat blanks and other valuiable informs,.
tion. All goods are dlelivered by them
through the U, 8. Mails. A novel and
practical idea. Advise your readers to
try the firm, They are thoroughly re
Liable, Yours truly,
* Wuurax VANDESRBIrur.
The New Orleans Picaue boldly sy
that Onlba naturally $1longs toth
United States. It hass been for four
centurlee thes camping-ground of foreIn
soldiers and alien tax gatherers. T e
island oould be made, under our free
government, one of the moot prosperout
Saeinhe world. Oaba isaatempting
THE DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN CLUBS.
The Young Lions of the Democracy will MiIr
The organization of a great chain of
Democratic clubs throughout the country
to work in unison for the advancement of
Democratic principles and the success of
the party's candidates at the polls is one of
the most notable political events of the
day. The auspicious beginning In this di
rection, which was made by the congress
of club representatives from various States
held hero Saturday, is a general subject of
comment among both Republicans and
Leding Democrats everywhere are jubi
lant over the outlook and declare that the
club league will prove a powerful factor !n
tde approaching campaign.
The selection of Baltimore as the place
for holding the first club convention also
meets with general approval within the
party lines. The Monumental City, they
all say, is the best place that could have
been selected in view of the fact that the
national nominating convention goes West
to St. Louis.
Capt. J. Rockwell Fay is an enthusiastic
believer in the great good to be accon
plished by the national formation. "We
can go into the campaign with more clubs
than our antagonists," he remarked yester
day, "and I think we can give them points
on hard work and no interference with the
workings of the party machinery. Demo
crats fight harder than Republicans any
how, and we go into this canpain more
earnestly and sincerely than ever before. I
auticipate that the Baltimore convention
will be a great occasion for the Democratic
harry Willis lusk, of Baltimore, felt
good to think that they had obtained the
convention. "We will make it a great
alfair," he remarked, "and the delegates
who attend will discover what Maryland
"This movement Is a pretty good-sized
snowball now," said Frederick R. Coud-nt,
''but it will be an avalanche before the
summer ends. I consider that we have
inaugurated something that will be of last
ing benefit to the Democratic party and the
people of this country. All is harmonious
and the expressions of the delegates present
argue that the Democracy is ready for a
noble and unselfish fight for principle."
John G. Jenkins, of the Juneau club of
Milwaukee, one of the pioneers, is deeply
gratified with the preliminaries. "The
national organization will be of incalcu
lable benefit, especially in the Northwest.
In Wisconsin we are prepared to make a
vigorous fight, and there is some question
whether the Republicans can hold the
Josiah Quincy of Boston said: "A na
tional league of the young men of the
country will put new courage and strength
into the party. We are willing and able
to rede -:1 Massachusetts, aud, if we don't
carry it, we will make some inroads in the
"I am delighted with the idea of the
league," said E. Ellery Anderson. ''There
is no reason wky we shoull not honeycomb
this country with clubs bent on the success
of revenue reform and other honest Demo
Police ustice Solon B. Smith (Republi
can) was around the lloffman House whik
while the conference was in session. ''You
Democrats intend to make it lively for us,
and no mistake," he remarked, ''but we
will try to be ready for you when the tin
for action comes."
Colonel Tom Ochiltree, another Republi
can, said: "I believe the Democrats meat
Congressman McKinney of New Ilamp
shire i: anrdent, believer in revenue re
for'n and an enthusiast on the subjeet o
h e League. "FVifty vigor-ous clubs in th<
Granite Sttate,'" lie said, "'will give u:
courage, aind even though we tire p)ittet
against Senator Ch>'mdler and all the l?u.
puballican resources, these clubis will tmuk<
the State dloubtful, with the chances in ouw
Judatge William L. Muller said(: "I1 am
b)eliever- in the regular meuthods of party
machinery, but to every Democratic citt
formedi I am a staunch fiend. We can'1
have to)o many of tihem, ad thbe Nationa~
League will be of gr-eat assistance.'"
J1. WV Browning, representing the Ara
puahio Cl ib of i)en ver, said: "I1 believa
club !iflu mee will have a good elf:ct it
Colorado. It w Al make eni t isiasiiC wortk
ers of men who othlerwise miighit not fee
any gr''ater- ier-est than to vote. Th<i
D)emo'crats of Colorado will supnuort the
presidentital nioinee of the party and w ii
woark in unison when the camnpaigna is undl(e:
MIr. Jatmes F. Tracey, chairman of th<
dielegation fromn the Albhany club, said
"Tihe procedings were more harmoniomi
than those of any simiar- meceting withli
amy knowledge. There was general agree
ment, of course, at)ouit thea renormi natiot
of Cleveland andl the leathng points of tin
piat form; but there was no dhispositiou t(
forestall tile Nationial Convention or pres:
aiy hobbies on its considerationi. The
conferees were all Dem'nocrauts aoxious t<
find the best w'iy of helping the party ti
victory' 1)y intelligent co-operation-espuee
ially in brinagitig young v'oters to the sup
port of the Demoncratic ticket. The mcet
ing wvill offset the effect of the Rkpublicar
Club League, andc will douibtless cause tin
formation, of a large numbiner of youmng
D)emocratic clubs, cxteniding till over tin
country. I believe theu: Baltimore Con'avent
tion will surprise every one by the anue
of clubs repiesenitedi."-New York Star
Forewarnedt it a I)r.iam.
T1hero was to be a ball in Dallas City, Ill.,
a few days ago, aind a p)rominent young
society lady of the place was preparing
to attend. Uer es sort was to have been
J. GI. Brown, a Santa Fe railroad coniducl
tor. 'The night preed(ing the young
lady dlreamedl that ahe saw a wagon dirawn
by two horses, and in the vehicle lay the
mangled body of a man whom she could
not fully recognize, but who strongly
resembled her intended escort. T1he
hideous dream frightened her, and in the
morning she communicated it to several
friends, wvho laughed at wvhat wvas termed
her foolieh fancies. Conductor Brown
was fatally mangled by the cars that day
at noon, and as the solemn p)roecasion,
headed by the wagon hearing the man
gledl romaine filed up the street, the
~oung woman cried:"That is my dream!
fhativas my dream!" and swooned
Thec Oldest Mauson in the, World.
Colonel Edwin Sumner of San Fran
cisco is visiting his dauaghter, Mrs. Ada
E. Taylor, on Locust street. Colonel
Sumner is the oldiest Free Mtason known
to be living in the world, lie has been
a Mats. - r seventy-one yearn. lie was
b)orni in 1796. A renmarkaible fact is that
lae can read wvithaout the aitd of glasses.
In the war of 1812 ho was a member
of a transportation comppany in Now
York which was engaged in transporting
munitions and troops. Hoe camne to
California in 1850, b)ut returned to
Wisconsin a low years after. Hie served
in the Wisconsin L~egislatuire (hiring
1859-60. In 18(63 he ouce more came to
California, where hie has since remained.
Colonel Sumner is a decendant of the
Sanmmers who came to America in the
Mfayflower.-Santa Cr'iz SentineJ.
A quiet man, after a straight ten min
ates' '.alk from a loquacious individual, te
plied to his dlemandl to know Why he'dId
not converse, thuus: "Some people taulk
without thinking, others think without
Quiet has been restored at Bessemer, Ala
BATTLE WITH AN ALLIQ4TOR.
Terrible Experienoe a Mother While E
Bescuing Her Baby Girl.
(St. Louis GlObe-Demoorat.)
A family named Lambert, living on
Lake Charlie Apopka, or Tsala Lake, as 0
it in called, reported a very thrilling ex- aF
perience at their place the other day. n
The house is built about 200 yards from A
the lake and is on a slight elevation, the rc
land in front sloping down gradually to hi
the water's edge. At the left, off some at
little distance, is an immense saw-grass fa
Last Saturday afternoon Mrs. Lambort H
who was in the back part of the house, th
was attracted by the screams of her little aY
two-year old girl and her frantic cries of fo
"Mammal Mamtnal" Snatching up an hi
ax from the woodpile, she flew to the at
water's edge, and as she rounded the p1
palmetto patch a sight burst upon her to
that nearly drove her crazy. On the of
edge of the bank, with its body half in ti
the water, was a huge alligator, its fore- di
paws outstretched, raising it from the p
ground, while its tail lashed the water U
into foam. Just in front of it and cling- in
ing to a palmetto root with its tiny p
hands for dear life, was the little girl, n
her dress being held in the jaws of the ti
alligator, who was slowly dragging the a:
child to a terrible doom.
The peril of her baby vanished all fear d
from Mrs. Lambert, and she rushed up vi
and struck the saurian over the head fr
with the ax, and seizing the child with h
both hands, tried the pull her away. h
The sharp blade cut into the alligator's S
eye, and, mad with the pain, he opened h
his jaws and half spaung at the woman. rc
This left the child free, and they both n
fell backward. The alligator advanced fl
as fast as it could and Mrs. Lambert n
attempted to rise and escape. Her dress r<
caught on a root and before she could t<
get up and free herself the alligator d
made a snap at her and missed, catching o
hold of her dress instead. Finding that y
it had secured something, it commenced d
backing toward the water, dragging the s1
prostrate woman, who now fully realized w
her peril, and filled the air with her cries it
for help. She frantically clutched at the C
roots as she was dragged over them, but
her dress was of stout material, and the v
'gator's strength soon overcame her p
feeble resistance. o
Suddenly, with a heavy sinking of y
the heart, she felt that her foot was in k
the water and that, if no help came, she n
was doomed to a terrible death. The 1
horror gave her strength for a moment S
and she made another frantic effort to free ii
herself from being drawn into the water. d
Suddenly her hands, which were nerv
ously clutching at any and everything
that seemed to promise a support, passed
aver the ax handle. With the swiftness
of thought and with superhuman energy I
she seized the helve and scrambled up, C
how she cannot say. She managed to v
deal the 'gator a heavy blow with the v
blade. With rare good fortune it struck f:
his other eye and crushed into the head. t<
The ma htened and wounded animal tl
opened his jaw with a roar of pain and ti
rage, and Mrs. Lambert's dress slipped i
off its huge teeth. Scrambling up she P
seized her baby girl and fled wildly to 0
the house, and fell on the porch in a
dead faint. Her husband, on returning c
home at night found her there uncon
scious, with the child patting her mother's
cheeks and trying to arouse her. She 1
is now slowly recovering from her fever.
lan,ging From a J3rldige 100 Feet filgh.
J. 0. Cald well, who lives on Washing- U
ton avenue, near Elliott street Wood- ~
side, N. .J., had a terrible adventure latst '
night on the Midland Bridge. Mr. I
Cald well is a dirumimer for a New York
house. lIn friends warned him of the I
risk atte ding any attempt to cross the ~
bridge, which is over a hundred feet t
high, hut he finally started to walk home. ~
Hie got as far as the centre of the bridge,
when he heard the noise of an appros- '
ching freight ti'ain. It was evident to '
him that the engineer did not see him, ~
for the train did not slacken speed.
Mr. Cald well was in a terrible plight.
hiI1 remarkable presenece of mind anid
btrenIgth saved him from the dleath that
se-emed to await him. The bridge
app)earcd to him t> be narrower, he says,
than at any other time when he hadt
crossed it, although he was alays aware
that it was not intended to accommodate ~
foot passengers. He saw that there
was not pace sufficient beyond the ties
on the trestlework for him to stand whilea
the train p)assed. He also realized that
to lie down was not a means to escpe
as the steps of the care wvould dash his
brains out. He decided to depend on
muscles to save him, and being an athlete,
he hastily crawled to the side of the
bridge, seizing a large tie with vice-like
grip and swung in the air 100 feet above
TVhe few seconds occupied by the trainI
in passing seemed to Caldwell like an
age. After the train had p)assed liei
found that his hands were numb, and
his strength seemed to forsake him, yet
with remarkable nerve and superhurnan ~
strength lie finially drow himself on the i
bridge and proceeded homeward, coat- Y
less and without a hat.-New York I
Star, 26th. 1p
A Dog that FIihts Fires.
Mr. Ri. M. Jackson of Bluffton, (is.,
has a dog whose sagacity andl intelligence
are something wonderful. It is a shep)
herd. A few (lays ago Mr. Jackson was
in a piece of wvoods, when lie had occasion '
to send the dog to the house for a match.
Being unable to make Mrs. Jackson n
understandI him, the dog went to the' 0
fire-place and picked up a chunk of fire. i
wvith which he stairtedl to his master. a
When he reached the edlge of the ~
woods5 the lire becamo so hot that lhe had
to (drop it, which ignited the diry p)ine
straw and set the woodls on fire. Thle
(dog set up~ a barking that soon brought
Mr. .Jackson to the rescue. Wheni lhe
reached the dlog he was surp)rised to find
that he had b roken a pine limb and was
combating the fire as eflectually as if
The following, signed by ten practic
ing p)hysicians, has b)een received from
Blartow, iFia., one of the places where
yellow fever is alleged to exist according
to Surgeon General lie mniltou's report:
"We, the undi(ersignedl, enmbracinig overy
practicing physician in this pilace, hereby
certify that there is not now nor has
there ever been within our knowledge or
information a smngle case of yellow fever
niithiin the town nor within Polk county,
of which Bartow is the county seat.
A young lady created quite a sonsa
tion in a small Gherman town last week.
She stood on the depot p)latformn, satu -
rated herself with kerosene and set her
dress on fire. When a railway trainL
camie by the p)asengers were horrified to
see a p)illar of flame on the p)latformi. A
hose was turned on the conflagration,
and( the spectators were astond(ed to _
hear a human voice asking irritably why
they couldn't let her burn quietly.S
At Manchester, N. 11., yesterday, great
excitement was caused by a wholesale raid
upon lliquor deallerS by a commnittee of 200
or the League for the Muppression of Liquor -
Tratic. Twenty-eIght barrooms were
closed and three proprIetors summoned to D
perienoe of a Fresno Hotel Keeper with
(From the Fresno Republican.)
Captain May, manager of the Grand
sntral sent back to Georgia some weeks
fo and imported to this city a dozen
igro waiters from the Kimball House at
tlanta, and placed them in the dining
om of the Grand Central. The negroes
id signed a contract by which the $50
lvanoed to each of them to pay their
re and expenses out here was to be paid
installments of a small sum each month.
ardly had the darkeys got to work until
e Fresno negroes began to talk to them,
td m less than a week Captain May
and that the waiters considered they
d a sure thing on account of the $50
lvance, and proposed to do as they
eased. Matters have gone from bad
worse ever since the row between two
the waiters in the dining room some
ree weeks ago, in which one of them
ew a revolver on the other, for which
3rformance he has been in jail ever since.
n Saturday night the darkeys demanded
oney of Captain May, who refused to
iy them until pay day. The Fresno
agroes kept telHing the new darkeys
sit they ought to draw their money, &o,
id finally they said it was money or no
ork. On Sunday Captain May conclu
3d that forbearance had ceased to be a
rturo, and when he recieved a "note"
om the insolent negroes that they must
we their money after lunch or quit, he
c concluded to take them at their word.
ummoning a constable Captain May
id the darkeys' effects taken from the
>oms they had been occupying, and
otified them after lunch that they could
ud something else to do, and that the
Loney duo him from each was not entirely
paid by their earnings to date. Yes
irday they were not quito so indepen
ort, and after consulting a lawyer one
f them remarked to a Fresno negro: "If
ouns had let us 'lone do whole ting would
one been all right." Four of them
Lipped out last night, and what the rest
ill do is a matter of conjecture. Certain
is they will not work at the Grand
This is the first experiment in Fresno
ith imported colored help and the
arties who have contracted for thirty
r forty negroes to work in their vine
nrds, &c., are beginning to wonder what
ind of time they will X . a. The
egroes contracted for are on their way,
)0 of them having psSed St. Louis on
unday. Certain it is that a Southern
egro in Georgia or Louisiana is a very
iferent )ersun when in California.
The Catholic ninlerlty.
Bishop Keane, of Richtmond, and Maes,
f Covington, Ky., spent list week in
ouisville receiving subscriptions to the
atholie University of America. Louis
lie's contribution is over $11,000, a result
hihcl the Bishops consider very satisfac
ictory. 1Bishop Kean is now i Washing
mn superintendiug arrangements for laying
ie corner-stone of the divinity building of
le university, which is to take place on
Ic afternoon of Thursday, May 24. Pre
arntis are being made for a gathering
n t' it occasion of representative men in
'hurch and State from all parts of the
Cincinnati has subscribed more tha'n
1,000,000 for the exposition that is to be
eld there this summer. It is expected
tnt the explosition will be worth $2,000,000
: the city.
J1ustus J. Smith and Thomas C. Drake,
rebxitects, of New York. have filed their
LhlueIIIs, showing liabilities of $182,529;
ommial assets $10,500; actual assets
Tlhe Florida RepublIcan State Conven
onf at Palaitka, aifter ai long and boisterous
~ssion, elected two white and two c-oloredl
elegates to Chicago. The dlelegates were
F. D). Blake & Co., of New York
rootlen commlissioni merchants, have mladeC
ni assignment. Liabilities es5tima1Zted ait
100,000 to .$150,000, of which ai :onlsidI.
rahle portion is said to be dute to the
A dlispaleh from Jacksonville, Fla., says
nie reports of yellowv fever- at Plaet City,
wecnty miles north of Tamtpa, are exagrer
ted. fThe dlisease undoniotedily exiitedl
niere all la.st suimmer, but in a milld form
The cnnmittee to select a pla,ce for the
unuallil contvention of thle F'~neampmenltlt of
hermian Baptists of the Uitedi Slates, hais
cCideCd on IllarrisonlMrg, Va. Thle con
enitioni ws" ' 0 on thle first TIuesday
fler W'hitsunday in 18~0.
TIhe Sehina Land anxd improvement and
'urnace Company has agreed to suibscribte
'1,1500 to three rauilroadis proijectedl to Sel
itt; to the C atawbha Vallecy I tail road $3i1
00; Selhia andit Atlanta Axir Linie, $30,000;
elma and New Orleans lRailway, $30,000.
Whcen the blizzard struck Ludllow, Mass.,
buried u nder the snowv foutr tturkeys be
mlgimg to Johxn Haxy. They i re dog (out
fler bemig without food for eighteen days,
ndo were not only alive, lbut apparently uin
The United States has respectfully
sked Mexico to indemnify A. K. Cut
ing for his unlawful imprisonment a
ear or so ago. Mexico has repliedl in a
)ig-winded document, courteously
hrased, the purport of which is that
nie wvill be blankety-blanked if she pays
blank cent. Theo qtuestion is, what are
'e going to do about it?
A Baltimore firm has a till tapper in
10 shape of a Maltese cat. When one
fthe firm opened the money drawer on
tuesday morning out jumped a cat be
onging to him. Fromt the cashs were
issimg a twenty-dol ar note and two
se-dollar notes and other notes were
imaged by the eat's teeth. Tabby is
cutsed Of having appropriated the
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The watchee are American Lover Stem Windeti,
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out with GEN UINE It UB1E . The Patena
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made. They are fwlty equae for appe
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to any $73 Watch.
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the reach of every one.
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Heavy prots guaranteed on Lmited investonst.
Write for full particular.
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P.O. Box 928, Philadelph!a, Pa,.
National Bank, or any Coin
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WE DO WEAR
THE N. Y. STANDARD
$3.00 CMADM PANTS
Built take .somtng more than low pie. theoake e
eno.i sell asfast as wea rt ov(bornu. We only a . all
woolt cloth c-fibo latestdeelgu and pattero.ltlareryatrons
I saR, .r is O cw v in oand unyleldibr.
l ot caue, b.caose of the. wiry, tIQQht twist of the wool. u
w.a . aIk Ith.r.
l IXT as to oltrlow
prices. 'hatwom.. from onr
6 blling such eformaos. quash.
ti," rand uktingsuch small ?,roJite.
\Ya arnow i.akingth..nlr yiro"ie
ducl. of three m.ills, anr thai
har. ly satla ee oar damand.
I No Yr Styles,
PRIVAE B MITATes
ON~A1 TH FIRS OFe OCOeR,dth
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is Wod sa u1 to order,
ond by ar ec entiJe uban
mnt blansena lt yos as werl
T,hBul mleo away te can ates
o tore. aV Gend "or
gfouns y fee tom tonerse
rac H I by uisl an n
P~~a, a5ent bunyur's op
i nXT, by eediog ns
cente I h utinpe -on will bim e ly nenrn melt r ou ag.
of twenty campt so of cIllth for 1"nusa, Olsita, an.d
parercodat, and ited upction this psjtle-ith
neuw fMteuro ande. Al o faul etftn.awr..
teblas. ry l anlconvine or.olf.
OUR GAUARANTEL! ijot any cue to b"
sorry hodlt wilth n, for we always have and always wll
efun mon.v for sy cnn...
ntEI'IRit ChC.-Amerlcan, rprmstC.,Nw
l'MkC'ily , ri hh,~no .r do an .nuo,uio . rtoa
Senaasfir ,tunpaleea and t!lua at onr
Sthrel Act nope,abeingtoaahOueworkl
lr aofyourclothing fur the +alaneof your l ZER. ai
W.ai NADPN O,,ty Pi;te, N. V. City, Near Union iq.
PR IVAT'E BOAI DIN(j.G
ON THE FIRST OF OCTOBER, the
undersigned opened a
FIRST CLASS BOARI)ING OUSE
in Charleston, for the accommodation of
both Transient and Permanent Boarders.
The Bnil.:ug, located on the northeast
corner of Wentworth and Glo Btreote,
is conveniently near the business portion
of King street, yet free from the noie
of the thoroughfares. It is within easy
roach from the Ac. of Mu.ic and
Wrmiteun o siation.
The houe ha Spee hroutendent.
new furnitsrnant s Mantgrr.
AECEMANYPL havin bEEen OR ED
tat aruehold oratidngo thee pas,l
tuIenlCtr,ingl the Souternand WtZErn
thiredt upreaciy, sierplct ande
PItllr n theb mark. Aftler onecialy
Alo wil mil tharyforn ''IdboEs.
hes UoeiniaSttsho inrte nowt forn
ai your ehn as onotgo te
Writ u5cns for estiasto'
P lALOT EAl INSTIUE
The urrent ceebronofteid Intitute
VEig EALEsionvn begn,wihen Jned
aThahoseol esion fir te pst hemof
centpurou, inal the hiostir aof We Istrn
>tatesdfong h pupiroheht of theepi, 31
ioch, th:alarimmod alionss of bord
LIVdEprtmen, and thei inyo t
orpinof tehesrey unvuralle any
horL-o the out. fte r one Januay
yo very coinvtenin cimo for entLerg
uils with charge trmlonl eopdae of
sern 6cent nstmst
Re. WA. R. ATIUN SO,
'ITTA R OFA LEMINTIVE'TI
The currant reion ofotiso infatitt
uos Jysnary iarrho1a, wherth
Theu rsn an so i n of the ostc
Ltoarant pupils. aTe byalt ofru h
for in the byt. h rto JawA n uary
s a eycnein tm o neia