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VO.XI.PICKENS, S. C., TH URSDAY, A UGUST9,88N.47
t A Brother's Keeper.
POI'S OR OF LOE AID DUTY.
I T MAUY ATW$LL CATEIRWOOD,
Awfsos or "paAQUp o' DoOM," "BTSPUaN
OuTana, " THu Loss MAN'S
0A3A," AND OTsa SToRas.
"But I never wanted to talk about our
relative positions. The sight of him made
me shuddering siok. You don't know how
horrible it first seemed to mo that I should
feel so toward my own brother. 13o it went
on until he was sent to prison for a long
time. I think he has been pardoned out;
h's ume would not expire for year., Do
ou know I was very glad they sentenced
i Thorney and I drew some easy-breaths.
I spent some money to go to a normal school,
and Mr. Barker was the lecturor on mathe
matics. So I got acquainted with him."
The master nodded.
"Your ignorance of common geometrical
rules was so marked," said he, "and your
general intelligence so fair that 1 felt im
pelled to take you in hand."
"You know you said she looked like the
sister that died when you were a boy,"
mused Mrs. Barker.
- The master drank his root-beer and made
only a distant response to this allusion.
"Man is a queer bundle of associations. I
love this old cabin and I love this old dis
trict. I've had one or two very good offers
from colleges, Mr. Gurley," ho owned with
frowning and shame-faced pride," but
school term after school term sees we at
the same old desk. I suppose I'll die in my
rut. It seems good enough to me for a man
to grow fast in the spot where he was born.
I know it ain't progressive. I know it nar
rows me. My opinions might not be so pat
if I circulated more. But the wrench of
tearing up would be more than I could
stand. This is not sentiment," denied the
master, sternly; "but a simple physical
fact which I can not got around. Who's
that, now t"
Phobe cornered toward Mrs. Barker.
"You haven't any ceremonious passage
way,'' said Guriey, smiling. "You can open
.your door and kick intruders right off the
threshold like they can at Tom Holmes'.
I've always envied that arrangement."
"Now, Miss i-'wbe," said the master,
visibly warming to the occasion, as a second
and very loud knock bumped the door,"
don't let me see you do that. It hurts me as
"I know it is Thane," whispered Phmbe.
"What if it is 'Thanel What if it's a
thousand Thanesi I will now," declared
the master, striding to the door and motion
ing his wife back, "gratify myself with a
good grip on the collar of his coat and the
tive use of my right foot."
But it may be one of the neighbors,"
- object,_Mrs. Barker.
"We s idi ," responded Mr. Ogre,
jerkingthe door toWrd him and concentrat
ing his frowning sight upo..t he dark.
Phcebe looked an instant,'aird td-$gr
face against Mrs. Barker.
"Phoebe White is here," said a voice out
"Don't mind-don't mind I" whispered
the master's wife, feeling a strong shudder
smake the girl.
"Well, air t " said Mr. Barker, gathering
"1 want to see her. She cheated me. She
gave me an envelope full of blank paper
"I did," said Phobe, facing toward hha.
"I meant to have told that, too."
"Who are you, sir, and what should she
give yout" demanded the master, making
"I'm her dear brother," responded Thane,
with insolent jocularity, "and she was to
give me money that she knows lie owes
"Sin" snorted the master, grabbing into
the dusk, "i'll give-you-something-else
-that has been-owing to you a good
"Oh, Mr. Barker I" screamed his wife, for
in excessive zeal hdr husband disappearel
over the steps and was hoard to strike the
Before G.urlecy could helphim lie had risen
up, and he calmly brushed ot his coat wvith
his palms as Mrs. Darker held the lamp on
high and gazed with anxiety into the clear
"Come in," begged Plhobe, "come in!"
Ber clutch fell upon Gurley's arm as wveli
-U FsTL" HOTD rf' MsT/
An tophsicaL "w SHOTD Ifell overI.
"Hepo wil. $kiloufr's, nd Bure rouhta
peredc the fiepae
"DI' saw termanimelf," said .heo maee
howua int is leal with atpisto ierbe
oa,d He wsh Ievradnoy brougaith
whiule hie.e"quvrdP b.
"N onygoe wofakik," said t"elo ntda
tor he thir o.Ifai had beeosng golint
shooae, wild haoe imtu tonie c" d
Agt phiollaw shoe the over."'l
take ill kill youim it, Mlorse Bany suc
"H's tve anrysaid Phoibd the kne..
toe' wifde whit tat's ewhyed "sandng
comd her Ansteada ofsaing faes." es
"Omih,tIhaishIohainoth brouset thn
toul hero!"kqivereAd Phwso arae. h
sho ewould wavine wo i one."ddha
h"m piolut houe. then maputer "yhau
te itdrome hr wah osis any sulot
fuotrban aper under ya fieye.t n
"He's every aneryt. sai kne I kem
hoey o;b and tha ot why h antedcht
cI ome he instead of stheyindre atdolmars
He iht hdagve gt tom thow." t
"Iobegd fo unsand thwhe.F didnsahtio
him abuttey mne.' Whar I ptut y hm
-n tiet drwe theris ouseed arioou
fulofblank paper Thiboh k e once thn
hugabotTanre, at carcMr. belr."n
At the door another demand was made for
admission, but this time timid and fumbling,
unlike the bold knock Thano gave.
"Painted savage or unpainted," respond
ed the waster, starting, "this unruly rascal
shall foel discipline."
"Oh, Mr. Barker I" besought Phobo.
"Ogre, dear," said his wife, apparently in
the act of expanding her largo person to
plaoo before him, "the man vill shoot."
"Let me open the door," said Gurley.
"I open my own door, sir," interposed the
"Now, you scoundrel, what do you want
He made a heavy dash at the person on
the step, recovering himself with difficulty.
Those inside saw it was a man quite
clean-shaven excepting his upper lip; that
his clothes were black, fine and old-fash
iened; and though he held his tall hat in
one hand as he recoiled from the master's
onset, the hat had evidently been lifted be
fore the door opened and his recoil meant
"Oh I" Mr. Barker snarled suspiciously.
"Good evening, good evening, sir. Good
The stranger made some responso in a
nasal blur of words, concluding with an
Mr. Barker turned toward the other in
mates, his fierceness cooled to the tempera
ture of combativeness.
"Is this man speaking Latin with the con
tinental pronunciation, Gurley, or is it
"Step in, sir," invited Mrs. Barker.
"Ogre I perhaps the door better be shut."
"The door will not be shut," responded
her husband, "until this man can intelligibly
state his business."
"It is Painter. Good evening, Mr.
Painter," said Gurley.
Painter. seeing Phwbe, stepped upon the
sill with an exclamation.
During the rest of her life, when she tried
to set the action of the next live minutes in
its true light, and to see the facts ns they
occurred by the cloclc instead of through the
medium of a terror which had no regard for
time, she thought Mr is. Barker exclaimed
that the other inan was behind this one;
that Painter turned, saw Thane and seized
him; then they struggled together without
apparent reason; that she ran and hid her
face in the lounge pillow; and a shot, the
voices of Gurley and the master, and the
bounding steps of some one running away
all mingled together.
Mrs. Barker looked ghastly when Painter
was laid on the lounge. Plhube herself sat
a moment on the floor beside the lounge.
She heard Gurley ride off for u physician
and officers of justice.
Afterwards she waited by the kitchen
stove while Mr. Barker and his wife attend
ed to the wounded luau. There was no fire
in tih stove, but she could see the hearth
shine through the open sitting-room door
and count bricks along the front of the
Here Mrs. Barker brought her a bit of
paper and in agitation told her that Painter
wrote it and sent it. She bent toward the
distant 4 ,nhivht to wake out the characters
itld notic-d that though traced by an un
steady hand they were clear aind beauti(41.
At first merely the name James Fawcett
attracted her; then she walked to the fire
place intent only on reading what was
written, and it was: "You are my child.
"No!" said Phwbe, turning toward the
wounded man and questioning him with
negatives: "Not Not"
One of Mrs. Barker's quilts covered him
up to the armpits. Ho was looking at
Phobe with wide open and agonized blue
eyes. His sensitive lower face she saw was
like the portrait in the Fawcett library.
"No!" she repeated, twisting the paper in
her fingers, "If"
He nodded his head, and besought her by
a gesture to come nearer. In his hands
were a pencil and paper tablets which Mrs.
Barker had taken out of his pocket for him.
He was shot through the body, and the
doctor, brought later by Gurley, could de
Nittle more for him than had already been
Mr. Barker sat near his patient's feet, rug
gedly silent and stern as if justice were gth
ering all forces in him. His wife held a light,
resting her elbow in her palm, and looked
anxiously from Phoebe to the wounded man.m
Bhe stood behind his head andi let her- mi
shine on his tablets. 80metiumo during the
confusion Oircutt had been waked. Phonbt
remembered hearing his mother command
his return to bed.
As Painter beckoned again Phbobo weni
to him, not reluctant but unconvinced, and
rested on the floor looking at him.
His hand flew from side to side of his tab
lets, and wvhen he gave them to her Mrs.
Bar)cer mnoved a step to shift the light.
"If I tried to talk," he said on paper, "yeor
could not understand my voice. My deform
Ity still mort4tes tao so I can not bear t<
display it before my child. I used to tall
thus to your mother. We had long, silent coin
versations, sitting side by side. 1Her name wan
Phonbe. You are her ever again, a little cx
panded. Do you r- nemnber when you
broughitume the maple a gar?"
Instead of replying aloud Phonbe tooL
his pencil and wrote:
"Yes. But why have you beemi away fron
He put swiftly dowry "because I though
you were dead. When you cairo to ng
with that miaple sugar I was startled, an
my thoughts begn to work. Thecn I ioert
your nnme was Phobe White. I found ti
boy Thornoy was wvith you. Still I had ni
certain proof until this after-noon when
read a note yoq had sent by a boy througl
the woods. I unfolded it ne* sonic triftinj
property of his, and read your history, evom
to Thane White's name. Then 1 got read
to come after you. I brought in mny breast
pocket the p)apers which will idewitify mio.
went to the house nearest the school-house
where I,knew you lived ; but they could no
lind you. So, as you had w-ittein to Mr
Sarls.er for help, I came directly hero. Yoi
are ray ohildl, and your name is Phi<mbe Faw~
oett. You were bore eIghteen years ago in
San Francisco, and your mther- died whoi
you were two-and-a-half years old. I spon
much time in Nevada, where I was interest
od in rmine, Your mother was devoted t
mec. I took pleasure in enterprise thiei
I loft home wheni a boy, determined to miak
my family proud of rme when I camne bde.l
in spite of my defect. it turned out di
ferently. I have lived here in the wvood:
niot carig even to olahu my rights in ti
estate. There was nto one to inherit afta
mae. I have covered my identity up as muw
as possible. Now it would be iffoee. Wi
when I could live I mnust die.''
lie gave the tablets to Phorbo and covorc
his eyes with one hand, his moiuthi set wit
physical agony. Site liashedl over the word
and advanced a little noqreir to him on hc
"But, father," she sxid, aloud.
Ho started fromi head to foot, imumediat
ly whitoniig with the pangethis start gas
"Father," she said again, this time a
firmnatively, "father, fJather/"
She arched one arm over his hean' a'
was held to his breast. Mrs. Barkern m.i
Ing a sympathetic grimace, shifted ti
lamp unsteadily, but her hushand) sat a
P'hobe caught her breath with a sob an
explained to them, raising her face: "~A
tn time he hna lired alnnao wheno 4 oug
to have been with him. I'm his child and
he needed my care 0, father I"
In her excess of mother-like passion her
palm constantly smoothed his lean cheek
and her fluttering finger-tips petted him.
She felt fierce toward his persecutors. The
tears dripped from her cheeks upon him.
"How you have been cheated, you dear!
and I never suspected such a thing. And
we'd have been such friends together 1 I
thought 'Ihornoy and I had all the hard
times, when you were living that lonesome
life I We can have our relationship now,
father, we can have our relationship now I"
Mrs. Barker shook her head at Phwbe to
Indicate that it was bad for the patient to be
agitated. She then turned away, holding
the lamp at arm's length, and wiped her
face carefully; aud Phwbo leaned in silence
against tho pillow.
With pencil and tablets her father re
"When your mother died I lost heart and
every thing went bally with me. I wanted
to stay by myself and experiment in chem
icals. It was my dissipation. There was
nobody to take proper care of you, so 1
concluded to bring you home and make all
1'11E1:IE nEADINU wa . mi r 1 .E'l'A tu HWItoT1'!.
my arraulgenelits. 'Thauie Wh ite was in
California then. He was a third or fourth
cousl of yon l Int her' s, a worthless ci-cat.
urc, but we helpel him on account of his
d istant relationship."
I'hobe, rending vhile her father wrote,
inquired at once:
't 'itorney my brother, then !"
''No; Thorney is 'i'ls''a siou. Your
mother was Itiid to the iniserable little
soul. We kept iin wit i us; his father wis
brutal to himin. I gave Ttane omlloylnout
for several years. lie bore a bad nine
when he catine to the toast, and was prob.
ably worse than I knew ;but we <'uit hardly
shake h iun off. I never inaginied the i that
lie would separate my child from ite and
ilnally shoot ne. 'our mother had kuiw his
wife in the States, a lor, dejected young
woman who died early; and the b.y Ti.> n
cy was only half-witted. When i read in
your unoto how Thane had used yon, it.
seemed as if I had never suftered before is
my life! And you forced to appeal to a
stranger while your father lived! 'The sight
of hint filled mo with such fury I don't
know what I might have done if ho had not
fTO BR OONTINURD]
FORTUNE CAME TOO LATE.
Miss Catherine thafYney Mentally and Phys
(New York Star, Aug 1.)
Miss Catherine Gaffney, who has sud
denly fallen heir to $50,000, is still in th
almshouse on Blackw3ll'8 Isind, whert
she has been an inmate for three years anc
eight months. Since last March she hat
been in the hospital of the almshouse.
A reporter of the Star called at the hos
pital yesterday to see the fortunate woman,
Warden Vought, the genial manager of the
almnshouse, and the matron, conducted tht
reporter into a neatly kept and well-lightec
ward and stoppIel before a feeble, old lad.
half arose, lie checks were sunken, hel
eyes were dim iutd her voice trembled. II
memory had faded from her. She is '4
years old. Her fortune had come to her st
late in life that it seemed to mock her. Sh
did not know the warden first, and asket
him If he was bier brother. HIe repliedl lha
he was the wardlen, anti the old lady replied
'"T) he sure; I remember you now. Got
bless you, warden. They have been ver'
good and( gentle to me here."
A young man and a young woman
nephlew and niece of Miss Gaffney, callei
yesterdlay forenoon to see the old lady ant
said that, they would lake her away today
They told Warden Vouight that they wouik
send clothes up to the island for the oh
lady anti would provide well for her afte
she went away The youing man is TP. V'
Sheridani, who is one of the heirs.
'Tie (til lady was asked if she would liki
to go away. She repliedl: "No, I shoub
rallier stay in the aimshouise. I like it ver'
well. They are very kind to mec."
Miss Gaffney was brou;ght to the al;nm
house when she was twvo yetars past thtre
scare andi ten. From the day she entere<
till the tday site inhieritedl her fortune n
humanl beinig ever visited her or inqtiire
about her. Whlen it was learnedi that. sh
had iniher ited ia large amlounIt of mtoney i.y
of her kinfolks rushietd for the islandi a
onice. Th le visit of her niece and nephies
yesterdlay was the fIrst she had receive
since she entered the inatitution.
"'Parer.ts seldom bring their childi en t
the almshlouse," said Wartien Vought, "bhu
cildtrenl often bring their p)arents lier
When the c'hildlrenl see their parents saflei
installetd in the almshiotuse they kiss the
mother 'good-bye" antd shake haiids w'it
their fathier. TIhen they say to their parent
'Oh, yes, wei come anti see yotu,' and at
off. They come to see them once, and ger
erally they never comle again. If thel
parents should unexpectedly inherit a grei
deali of motley they would come over to si
-them with a carriage.
"When Miss Galney caime to the aku;
hiouse, she told me the story of her nie
brother, Patrick HI. Gaflincy of Cicagt
At her request I wrote hin two letters, hi
forming 1him1 of lisa sister's situation.I
answer to the letters, lie senlt hem' two tic
Slars twice, there beinig ai conaiderable hi
r terval of tIme between the two) gifts.
"i'Misa Gaffney was an intelligent an
4 ladIy-llke woman and hats never given
any t rotible. She was a very pleasant ane
d andt interesting tailkeir upi to sone montl
a ago, when her health fiIled lher."'
Miss Glaffney has a brother in ifYalb
rn before referred to, andI another brothe
Matthew GJaffney, in llrooklyn. Shei
heir to but a fotirthi part of her dheadi brother
Sestate, vaited at $150,000, antI will pirob
e lbly get about $35,000, instead of the $50
000 it was thought. wonuld fall to her'. Ti
r. physician thinkst she has but ' short tin
to einjoy her fortune.
- Mr. Blaine will review an immom~
o0 Republican proesseion from a hot<
s- baleon ywhen he arrives in New Yori
He had better steer elear of New Yoi
hotels. .Burobard's B. R. R, may ha:
THE MLETING AT SUMTER.
Speeohee by Governor Richardson, Leut.
(Jov. Mauldin and Othera.
(From the News and Courier)
The meeting appointed by the State
Democratic Ezecutive Committee to be
held at Sumter, for the seventh Con
?ressional district, came off on the 1st
Speeches were made by Gov. Richard
son, Lieut.- Gov. Mauldin, Attorney
General Earle, Comptroller General
Verner and Capt. 13. R. Tillman.
The Gove.uor and the Lieutenant
Governor spoke generally to the same
effect as at the previous meetings. Capt.
Tillman's speech contained nothing new.
Comptroller General Verner spoke of
the State finances. He invited Capt.
Delgar to ask two farmers in the meeting
to exmine their two sets of figures, and
decide whether he or Capt. Tillman was
correct in his statement of the differ
enoes between the expenses of 1878.79
Tillnan: "Take (hn. Moore and (len.
Earle, both are respected."
Verner: "I will show the committee
what a manipulator of figures you are."
lie read the correspondence between
himself and Capt. Tillman on the vexed
question and Capt. Tillmen's statements
at Chester on Monday. There was a
lively and continued running tilt on this
matter between the two. Here is the
summing up of it.
Capt. Tillman charged that Mr. Ver
nor, in his statement of the differences
between the fiscal years of 1878-79 and
1886-87, bad tsed the comptroller's report
for 1886-87, and the treauiit i's
report for 1878-79, and that he gave as a
difference, after taking off the funded
interest of $192,000, only $27,000. Mr.
'Tillman claimed that this was done for
partisan purposes. In the figures which
Capt. Tillnan gave the reporter of The
News and Courier, which were published
Tuesday, he claimed to prove that he
had proven substantially the corree'.ness
of his statement in the recent Desmocrat
ic Convention, but whcn pressed by Mr.
Verner he admitted that he had oulled
out of the treasurer's statement for 1878
79 the figures which ho used to swell the
difference to $237,000, they being in
cluded in the aggregate expenditures for
the year 1878-79, as shown by the trea
sure's report. That is, he admitted doing
just what he had charged the comptroller
general with doing. Re claimed lie was
right in doing it, however.
Capt. Tillman and Mr. Verner alter
nated in speaking on this subject and
there was the liveliest interest among
the audience and much confusion.
ATTORNEY (ENERAL EARLE.
was now loudly called for. He defeated
the State Government from the charges
made against it and reviewed the tate's
work in edocation,
This talk about reducing taxation. he
said, was demagogic. If legislators
were untrue to the bohests of the people,
let them be turned out and new men put
in their places.
Again, in answer to Capt. Tillman, he
said he was willing to abolish the annex
so-called and give its funds to the agri
Capt. Tillman announced that the
Hatch fund had been stolen from the
farmers and that the agricultu; al board
did not represent them. Col. Earle dis
eented from Oapt. Tillman's position in
regard to the privilege tax fund. That
should not go to the agricultural college.
I t belonged to the people.
Tillman: "The agricultural board don't
represent the people."
Earle: "Put them out, then."
Tillman: "But the Legislature is ma
Earle: "Then put out the members.
Capt. Tillmnan is not the State. He
mustn't expect everybody to trail after
After a lively passage bieyond the reach
of reporting, Gen. Earle said:
"I approve many things you advocate,
but do not abuse people without cause.
:Do not charge a class with wrong-doing
i and array class against class."
Tillman: "i've said harder things
against farmers than lawyers. i've calle-d
them fools and puppets."
Earle: "You cannot point to a single
I South Carolina Representative in Demo
cratic days who has stolen a dollar."
Tillman: "I don't know about that.
r There are some fishy things," [Great
. confusion, the entire platform being cov
ered with excited mn crowding about
the couple. Cries of "P~ut him up to
I testify !" j
Earle: "Come out openly and say it."
Tillman, with hesitation and looking
awkward: "A reputable man in Marion
'charges-tand thou he repeated Big.
Iham's slander about Governor Thomip
Sson.) I don't endorse it, but I was in
the H ouse myself when Dean made that
report Bigham says lie did. The News
and Courier thiu morning has a reply
Smentioning a lot of things in the man
jsion, but that is not conclusive to me."
Verner, excitedly: "Tihatschecdule was
Scopiedl from records in my oflic. There
iis not a scintilla of truth in that accusa
tion; not a scintilla."
y Tillman. doggedly: "Glad to hiear
r someO one deny it."
bi Earle: "Then the thing that looks
: fishy has disappeared. With all respect
e for Governor Thompson, if a man will
1' make an affidavit ap'naut mm i wil inae
r him brought to South Carolina and tried.,
t But don't let use have these accusations.'
' Tillmnan: "it's not my change, not my~
Earle: "Not your business when ai
(lovernor of the State is accused of
a Tiillmnan: "I would be ashamed t(
I. make the charge."
SEarle: "Ashamed to accuse (Governor
Thompson, and not ashamed to accust
d the Legislature of stealing agricultural
d Tiillmnan: "A m I under cross-exainra.
i'arle: "1 ask you to specify anm
. Tillman: "I'm satisfied about (Gov
ernor Thompson, but the people arn
S Mr. H. R. Thomas, Tillmnan's lienton
e ant, interrupted with some sne 't (len
E tarle's showing oftf his ability as a law
Earle: "I am fishing for trout, not fo
cminnows. While I resoct Capt. Till
Sman, I think lie has got~one of the poor
Sest lioutenmants I ever saw."
p- The meeting ended amid great confui
sin The encitement noe ince Mi
Verner's departure had been intense. di*
Calls were made for (Jol. )argan, but 801
he had loft. Capt. Tillman left imme- thi
diately after dinner, to spend the night on
with a friend in the country.
The Meeting at Florence.
The meeting at Florence on the 21 for
inst. was a very noisy one---the noise be- Mi
ing made chiefly by the followers of Mr. me
Bigham, now a candidate for the Senate
from Marion county. S peeohos were em
made by Governor Richardson, Lieut.- ha'
Governor Mauldin and Captain Tillman set
and Col. B. W. Edwards. No new ma
points were developed. Then came of
Mr. Bigham, of whose speech and the sal
subsequent proceedings the News and a n
Courier contains the following report: no
Mr. Bigham opened by declaring that Ho
he had been grossly misreprsented by Ca
the "clicks" and rings of Marion coun- boi
His subsequent remarks could only be 1
heard in fragmeits above the din, but at4
he secured silence when he turned to the m
News and Courier Roporter and de- tlht
manled a fair report. The rel*>rter un- thet
fortunately has not tho most patient of
temp,er in the world, and jlumping up ho
shouted: "You seem to be an infernal in
ass, and if you don't shut up and attend ral
to your business you will got hurt. Stick sta
to your text, and provo if you can that bh
you are not a slanderer, but leave mo si)
Mr. Bigham remarking, "I know if I
fail to prove it I will deserve a whipping '
and get one," proceeded with his laliori
ous task. He first quoted Governor amu
Richardson's remarks in Greenville as 1)11
to him, and said that the Governor this pa
morning, when he spoke to him at the wb
hotel on the suhject had ''eaten dirt" 1u
and said be was "willing to take it he
back.' (Note- Governor Richardson oat
subrequently told the reporter that this fr
was a lie out of the whole cloth. No hel
decent man will doubt which to believe. I11
Above the distlrbanco I! r. Bigham t"
was heard to say: Rn
"I'm a goin' to vlip out the State."
The next thing heard was a declara
tion that the News and Courier had pub. t
lished everything against him and would
not publish his replies. If he sent any
thing to the News and Courier they
would keep it for eight or ton days unutl
they could consult the "lick." '1'hen th
turning to the reporter of the paper he to
began to instruct him to note this, that tl
or the other thing about the News and 11i1
The reporter got over the benches ani CI
up to Mr. Bigham, and told him that he mut
could not talk at thi News and Courier rer
through him. That if he had any corn- 1n
plaint against the home otlioe he could a I
go to Charleston and make it there. 11
That if he wanted satisfaction in be
Charleston he couldl go down and L'elp th
himself, and that if he wanted any her ca
tram the representative of the paper lie pr
could have it then and there and wel- ne
come. These remarks were emphasized tie
by the vigorous shaking of a fist within in
a few inches of Mr. Bigham's classic th
nose. The wildest excitement prevailed. 9O
A party of Bighamites were preparing, in
it is stated, for a raid on the Reporter, th'
when a counter-movement was made by wi
the more respectable element; and unex- a
pected backing came from many quar- a E
tere. A number of prominent citizens wt
expressed their satisfaction at the snub- go
bing Mr. Bigham was receiving, and sP
were apparently desirous of seeing a ha
regular tilt inaugurated, but M.-. Iig. he
ham, having taken the hint and returned
without a word to other subjects, the
Reporter had no reason to continue the
Mr. Bigham was now frequently inter- lo'
rupted by quhations. )r. Weatherly
cornered him about the furniture matter. ta
Mr. Bigham declared that he had never so
said thait Governor Thomipsoc stole the tiu
furniture. Dr. Weatherly insisted on a to
yes or no answer as to whether he (lid ap
steal it, but Mr. Bighanm dodged the
question. He gave a long statement as tio
to the matter, which, as wvehl as could be 80
heard, was simply a rehash of his letter to
to the News and Courier upon the sub- th
ject, and1 since answered and refuted pe~
conclusively in the Newvs and Courier. 431
He gave not one new piece of evidence, th
simply stating that lie did not believe thi
Col. Sloan's statement or the circium- cc
stances reported about the in vent ory.
lie could not find in the Jlournals of the 19
Hlouse any mention of the resolution trn
Governor 'Richmardsor, said he had passed. va
D)r. Weatherly : ''Why did not you
tight these furniture appropriations iu er
the I egislature?" n
Rlighami: "'I had thme Al aiion Counit.y
clicks andi rinigs to attend to." on
Mir. Righiam hiavinig coimicmec-d a aen- au
tenco as fellows: "HSolomon being the gr
wisest man that ever lived," was initer- eli
riipted by a chorus of ironlic ejacli lations: 10,
"'Fxcep)t BMgham!" Th' len Air. liighiam gt
turnod en D)r. Weathierly with the quies- (1
tion: "'If you object to this, why did iiot shi
yout send1 oIlher reprcsenitatives from Al a- I h
Dri. Wecather ly, (dolvoully ': "Wouild to
Gocd we had iiot. sent. youl, Air. lIighmam!
Onie of Al r. Iiighai'a auidile remarksa
wvas that he hiad expeccted (Goverinorli
liichardson to stay amd hear lhim.
Another was that. Col. J1olin C. II askell,I
fixes up figures so that thle farmer can
not understand him them. Thleni because ia
$l1t 0 had hicen paid by ( lovernor Rtich- ts
ardson for gas consliumed at the Al ansion tl
and about its groun tds dutring (Governor 1)
Shepard's Adlministration, when no( familyd
lived in the house, thle fiund for the pur-1
pose of the fiscal year just, elosed Iboirig
exhausted, Alri. liighara giavely aln
nouncedl that the (Governor hadl heen
guilty of a penal ol'enice, and that lieo
had proved it on him, and that h,e shtoul
be punishod for it ac implartialliy as the
man who stole a 25 cent chicken. .f the
poo01)1 of Alarion endorse the prnc tiples '
of .John Peter Richardson, sid lie, they
imust send somne oioe (Olso to the Senate. s
I Voices: "'We will do it!'' I doiit want"
the votes of such peole. The~ L egisha
ture, hto declared, had proveld b)y its
Iaction that it. was un willing to ti oit Johntl
Peter liihelardIsoim with time ftirniiture in
the (Governtor's Miansion without taking(
his receipt for it.I it a mmber Ion(f the
HI)los could maitke sulch a stir its this ini I
a short time, whait coul not lie (d( if lie
tdid not you investigato when you were
there?'' "'Oh you could( matke ia tine dog
r of tIme treasury if you could (only get
-back !"J He accused (lovernor Rlichatrd
-son of botching the .State lionse andt,
nisappropriatinmg money while a memiber e
of the State House comninission, andI was t
- going on in the same indlecent style whmeni
.the Reporters who were tired out aundi a
gusted loft him at 4.80 P. M. to hunt
no food. They were told after wards
it ho continued, to the end his attacks
the whole A<dministration.
DRt. SLNarRAAti'3 siCuu('n.
)r. Siugletary had boon waiting long
a chance to express himself. When
Bighan oeased, he addressed the
oting in somewhat the following terms:
'Follow-oitirens"of Florence: I atu
prised and mortiled that you should
e stood here to hear such a blanked
of hypocrites and scoundrels as Till
n and Bigham, l am deeply ashamed
this event. 1 could hardly control my
when this scoundrel Iligham abused
Ian of honor aid integrity, like (lover
e Richardson. Vhy are those follows
mad with the (iovernment of South
rolina? Because, by George, its mom
's are gentlemen, and gentlemen are
only hope of the State."
blore was said by the angry orator,
I it's deelared that ho received the
m liboral and continous applause of
day. his remarks above are given at
earnest request of prominent citizens
Aem (ladsden, the worst negro Itd ical
the town, is said to have led tho hur
ing for Iligham, and it is further
ted that Bigham received the hand
kes of the negroes upon his conclu
I'tOMlsaD ltiO(IRAPIY OF niGAIIAM,
dlr. Bigham's active tongue will soon
called to his own defense. It was
1tnnced that (hen. V. W. 1larlile will
blish in the u xt issue of the Marion
lers some account of Mr. lighamu, in
ich will he includtel information that
a certain trial he swore in Court that
did not believe his own mother on
h, and that he brought tw) witnesses
in anot her county to testify against
voracity. 'T'he good people of Ma
ni have realized rather late I he mistake
y made in not scotching the liigham
ike when it first raised its head.
SAMY Jt"s 1)1' (:I:ult(.iA.
Tailk,, In le Peetalhar Way AIoant Poll
l IM 111tl nt I1igin.
( Fr tn the 'h i tau,o ; ileraii
Lev. Sam Jones stopped over night at
: Sherman House. lie is on his way
Madison, Wis., to lecture. ''I think
Silmportauce of my work is inereas
," said he, ''1 have a thousand or twr
)usand applications for me ahead. ''h
:nostness of the people who listen to
is shown by their number and the
ults that come. As for prohibitior
the South, the number of voters isn'1
air criterion of the temperance senti
tnt. ''he largest. veto will probablh
in Georgia, 10,0001 or nore. I hop
9 ltepubliean party will be defeated be
use then it will break to pieces and i
ohibition party will be formed. Th
w party ought to take up other ques
es, also the Sunday question, for in
ttunce. It has come to such a pas
it we won't have any Sunday in thii
nntry in eight or ten years. I bolievt
the grand Jefljrsonian principles o
3 Democratic party, but I can't go th(
ole hog. I don't think a man can b
;1hristian and be a Democrat. If he ii
;ood Christian he will be a might'
ak-kneed Democrat, and if he is t
od Democrat there won't be much
ino to his Chriatianity." Mr. Jonei
dI not made up his mind as to whon
would vote for.
Vit ality of lKHYnoaia Ilra, See,l.
I'ho July Bulletin of the Experiment
Station of this State tantains the fol.
In the ilay Bulletin the result of t
,t of the vitality oi a sample of thit
3d was given, in whith-, s'., a tempera
re of 70 degrees, non11 con'd bea mlade
germinate, alt.houghi renn~:eng Pa the
pa&ratus for a m.>n1th.
Since0 Ltou ihe tusis hav. be 5conl
med0(, but at hiigher temnI a -itur-~ viz
to Hi5 degreos, or still h.iriei !e, thal
which the seed would ho2t' ep, ..-d at
soil. 'Te result has been tl'at 1G
r- cent, of good seed have germinated
por cent, or the germs appean ing 01
i third and fourth duays, 8 per' cont. 01
a lifth day, and the remiinilg 14 poe
it. during the followinig thirteen days
Theo 10ample as5 pu1rchased container
13 por cenit. of i.1)purities, such aii
shil and foreign seed. 'VT per" cent
Iuo of the sample is therefore 54.11.
St ill fturther tests to he made at high
temperatures nmay show a highear ger
Th'le diiYeront results obtained at itYr
t temlpeiratur es furnish valuable guid
cc to the farmer in sowing seid of thiu
sas. Th'le planit is a ntativo of warn
mates, and only perfects its soods it
iv latitudes, ain these retiuire foi
rmnination a sntihicientt warmth of soil
ir' results seein to show that plantings
ol bo taaado not later ini the fall thai
a itidnlIe of ( )etober, nior earlier iml the
ring than April 10(thl.
Ana A be,urdIIa~, Ia,to.
(nconsciounsly I pe rhps, several moc
re iln ,Iawksonaville have halletn into
tidton fad that oIf shinitg theoii uppe
>. Thboro is ani organized moevemen
the E'ngl ish caittal againlst the must
laho 1am14 aittempts aire bili1 g madie b
a) Atnglo-mnioas ini this contrya t
>pu11larizo it here. 'I'his las provedi
lad failurei- in Phi ladelphliia. 'The Itecor<
that city remrark s that it hats hoe
3iarly demaonstratedl that "mtn- mel
wlu soon Ier p)art wilth theiri little Ii nger
til with their muistachle."' Why, w
io seeoms to know. A muatstachlelss mai
5 no( charmi for a girl who is lookin
r a i sbain I. Vdan alla 5al heroes al
haoautiful ly trinedis antd formerd lI
'vers. AteI i phy !lt'ia5i say t. lat a liar
>is inijutiriouis to t ho li yes, tliui aistach,
lving to b reak the do wn weard fallc
AaI,ilmi I he, Itt'ynablett aa (amauin utI.
N iw 't>l~tK, Augus4t 2 -Ti.'' invitliv
'Inltnitt4ee ofii th NaMSt,ioa li44put:lila
hete were0' p)resenlt, Chaiian Qmuay an1
'MIseinin aml I halley. No lnformatic
asM vouchlafE'd 1AMs4 to ieir purtposes, butl
probable41 tha lit behy will deal wIth aill it
Mas. It wasI annltoliti w<l ihat ti h campig
'iubl beg-ina in Alhain alaw t he lon. .honi
it A uigua IT, (L-i. Wi. II. (libtsoni,
bisl, >nal ( lai. (I. II. (lrosvno(r will lns
>r Alasite in a few days . Thley will imal
,eChest4411 <hing thle camiipaignt in difYerei
iris ut the Stnto.
AN ILAND FULL OF OL.
The Rom,ance of the Treadwell Miue !a
Alaska--"it Oontalna Enough of the
Metal to Pay the National Debt".-Roeh
that Will Require a Ceutury to Exhaust.
It was whispered from time to time in
the last year that Alaska has the richest
gold mine in the world, but people who
heard fragments of the story simply
shrugged their shoulders and paid no
further attention to the subject. Invee
tors in mining property have been fleeoed
so often that every enterprise for getting
the precious metals out of the earth
bears to their eyes the marks of a swindle.
And then (barring the beautiful fur seal)
they think there is nothing in that far
off country but Tilinkets, Hydahe, Ohil
kate, muskrats, icebergs, glaciers, and
other unmerchantable articles. Only a
few o! the more favored tourist who have
b'eeni lot into some of the secrets of the
small clique owning the property appre
ciate the great wealth that is looked up
in the forbidding cliffs on the shore
about two hundred miles north of Sitka,
it is no concern of the insiders to have
the world know that they own millions
of tons of rook into which long ages ago
the precious metal was so geterously
filtered. They have no mine for sale.
It is the little follows owning holes in
the ground which have been heavily
stocked who want to sell. They are con
tent to quietly dig out 100 per cent. a
month in tins dark- corner of the earth.
Modest fellows they are.
On the west side of the Uastineau
Channel, says the Chicago Tribune, with
in pistol shot of the mainland and under
the shadow of preceptous mountains, is
Douglas island. Just back from the
shore, in a cliff 800 to 1,000 feet high, is
a horizontal shaft 400 feet wide and many
hundred foot long. At intervals along
the top of the cliff are perpendicular
shafts. 'T'his is the Treadwell Mine. It
is said that some rook has been taken
out which yields as high as $200 per ton,
but that is exceptional. The statement
of one intelligent man is that the average
is $;) per ton, that it costs $1.50 per ton
to convert the raw material into gold bars,
and that 300 tons of rock can be reduced
per day. These figures being correct,
the net product of the mine is $675,000
a year, allowing only 300 working days.
Another authority estimated that the
output for the year 1887 would be $100,
00(0 per month, or $1,200,000 per year,
and the yield this year certainly cannot
be less. Diamond drills have been run
long distances in various directions and
show no change in the character of the
rook or the ore. A thousand feet below
the level of the earth it's just the same. It
sounds extravagant, but experts who
have made carelul investigation declara
j that there is unquestionably enough gold
- in this mine to pay the national det
3 (about $I,200,000,000) and that there aro
d many million dollars' worth of pay rook
- in sight. The confidence of the owners
- of the propety is shown by the fact that
3 they have in operation more staipe thau
there are in any other mill in the world.
The appreciation of the mine by other
people is indicated by a bid of $16,000,
000 which was made for the property
some months ago. This is a case, how
ever, when the insiders don't want to get
out and the outsiders cannot get in.
The mine was named for its disoveror.
Tread well was an old Californian of long
experience in mining. He was one of a
great number of people who, knowing
that there are valuable mineral deposit
iii Alaska, went there prospecting. Tim
nativos, a good-natured lot, are always
on hand to take tourists and explorers
along the coast almost any distance.
Many old miners are constantly testing
the rocks with hammor and glass. They
have located deposits of gold, silver, cap
pr, iron and other me.tals, but it was
3 reserved for Tireadwell to find this maa
ci gold-bearing rook. it is said that
when ho llrst visited it. there was a vein
of gold running conspicuously up and
dowy the face of the clifft After satis
tying himself that it was worthy of fur
tner tq.o, ho went to California, bought
some niachmeory, anti then returned. It
requir6&but littlc wos k with this machine.
iy to e iVto his Oiupidity to the highest
pitch. iIa\'Intg soured his rights in the
claim, he went to Sani Francisco with
some specimens of the ore. Nenator
Jones of Nevada was at that time in bad
luck and poor. It was his opportunity.
ie went up to Alaska and was convinced
that another fortune was his if he could
get control of the Tireadwell Mine. He
-formed a syndicate and was given a quiar
ter iteresit in the profits of the mine as a
c3onsideration. Treadweli, it is said, re
- eived $i,000,0)00 in cash and a small
Ipercentage of the profits. Tihe stock of
the company is now owned mainly by
four personis, of whom .Jones and D. 0.
Mills arc two. Homo wealthy CIhiicago
mott, intchuhng U. Ii. Farwell, N. A. Kent
and0 l'resident Blaokstono of the Alton
Iroad, have been allowed to examine the
prjoperty, but it is not boelicved that they
hatve any financial interest in it. Tiho mine
employs iiat.ivos and (Cornishmen as
labioreors, pay ing thieni $2..50 per day and
uip ward, and1 has already become quiite a
ceinteir of miiscellaneo us business.
r With Cailifoirnia losing its prestige as a
gol-produin country, A ustralia disap
-pomutlng its friende, anIu othier parts of
to earth failing to moot expectations,
the studets of finance are looking about
the world for a new sourse of supply.
P lerhtaps Ahaska will fulfill tihe require
monzts., fiiirmah, a mysterious country,
of which Americans know even loss than
oftheir ownt Ahaiska, is staid to have
entormiousi stores of gold oro, of the loca
*tion of which nobody butt a few persons
connected with the Gkovernment know
antyt,bintg, but developments cannot be
e*xpjoetod3 there fo,r many years. Moan
while Alaska will conmo to thie front. At
o tall eveiits, 1peopl1 who have seen the
4 T[readiwell like to remark: ''Alaska was
o certaintly worth the 87,200,000) Neward
ptaidi for it twenty years ago."
O ne thousand Pianos; and Organs to
e eoso out by October 1. All Organs and
P Liantos sold at cashi price, p)ayablei
Niovember'JI I --no interest -dolivoe to
iyour nearest depot. Fifteen days trial.
SOrgans from $24 upl; i'ianos froia $160 I
upi. All intstrumazents warranited. Nend
for ciroul ats. Buy now andi have the
use of thr instrument. Remember we
~pay froishlt both ways if the instrument
*don't suit. Prices guaranteed less than .
>l N. W. TRUMP,
a Columbia, hS. (J.
it A woman seldom preserves her temper
when rhe. Ia canningr fruit.