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BY CLINKSCALES & LANGSTON.
ANDERSON, S. C, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER <>. 181H?.
VOLUME XXXY-NO. 11.
On last Saturday our Money Box was opened by the fol
ding gentlemen : Mr. L. S. Mattison, Mr. William A. Power
ni Mr. W. Thomas Maxwell ; and of course each one receiv
es a present?
S5.00 IN SILVER I
We wish to say to all of our customers who didn't come
Jic Saturday to try theSr ICeys that they can try them at the
next opening of the Box, which will be the First Saturday
Remember, we give a Key with each Dollar's worth you
de, and that whatever you want in our line our prices are
lb. ays LOWER than credit Stores?
WE SELL IT FOR LESS."
Evans & Co,
THE SPOT CASE CLOTHIERS.
I TE FRONT.
Buggy and Wagon
Trade is on the increase, but we want it to
THOUSANDS of Farmers can testify that "Old Hickory," "Tennessee,"
debaker" and "Milburn" Wagons are the lightest running and will wear
;er than other makes on the market. You may find in this County these
[izoub that have been in constant use for the past twenty years.
We also have on hand a large and varied assortment of BUGGIES and
HRIAGES, and among them the celebrated Babcock's," "Columbias,"
5on & Jones," "Columbus," and many other brands.
Our record .for telling first-class Goods is evident by the biands men
p:d above, that we have exclusive sale for in Anderson County.
Our "Young Men's" Buggy has'no equal.
Hnve also a large and select line of HARNESS, SADDLES, B?I
iES, &c, and have recently secured exclusive control and sale of the cel??
ed "Matthew Heldinan" Harness, which is well known iu this County,
I needs no "talking up."
The Wagon and Buggy manufacturers are advancing prices on all their
?s on account of the advance in price of all the material, and in eonse
ace we will have to advance our prices from 85.00 to 810.00 a job ; but
r?ish to give you"tt chance to buy before the rise, so you had better join
he procession and buy one of ? ur Buggies or Wagons at once, for on and
ir September 1st next oiir prices will be at least $5.00 higher than at
at. We regret having to do this, hat cannot gei around it.
Buy now and save this advance.
JOS I FRETWELL.
Will still sell you a first-class Buggy for $30.00. Car
THE MAN and the
She was a good woman. He loved her. She was his wife.
The pie was good. His wife made it. He ate it. But the
pie disagreed with hiui, and he disagreed with Lis wife. Now
he takes a pill after pie and' is happy. The pill he takes is
MORAL : Avoid Dyspepsia iy using?
Md KIDNEY PILLS.
HEEI?N, ATTENTION T
xys* you wOmwt
[CYCLES and SUNDRIES
I Bring the CASH and call on?
THOMSON BICYCLE WORKS,
THB B?OYOIiK PKOFWB.
BAIL FOR IV. A. NEAL.
Col. Neal Had Difficulty In liettiug
The Slntc. Any. Jlst.
It looked for several hours yesterday
as it Col. XV. A. Neal, the fori er su
porintendent <?1 the State pcnitci iary,
would not ho able to give his bond,
and would have to go to jail before
friends from his home could get here
to go on the bond.
Yesterday morning when 10 o'clock,
the hour appointed for-iho preliminary,
came, Col. Neal had not succeeded in
securing bondsmen. Three personal
friends that lie was relying upon proved
to be away front the city. At this time
also warrants sworn out by Attorney
General Bellinger in two other eases
were served upon him, making three
distinct charges preferred against him.
The original warrant charged him with
failure to turn over public funds to his
successor. One of the new ones charg
ed him with breach of trust with fraud
ulent intent, and the other with embez
zlement of public funds.
The affidavit in the breach of trust
case read as follows:
State of South Carolina, County of
Bichland. The State vs. William A.
Personall}' appears before me, J. M.
Smith, a magistrate for aud in said
county and said State, 6. Duncan llol
ling?r, Attorney General, who, on oath,
says that he is informed and believes
that on the first day of December, 180."),
in said State and count}*, one William j
A. Nenl was guilty of a breach of trust j
with fraudulent intent in this:
That, being then and there paid by i
one J. S. Fowler the sum of five Iron-1
dred dollars for the use and as on ac
count of the State of South Carolina,
the same being, the property of said
State, upon the special trnsf. and con
fidence that he the same should safely
keep, transfer and disburse for the said
State, as its public servant and officer,
he being then and there the superin
tendent of the State penitentiary, he
did then and there feloniously appro
priate, convert and divert the same to
his own use, with interest to cheat and
defraud the said State.
Sworn to before mo this 20th day of
(L. S.) G. Duncan Bellinger,
J. M. Smith, Magistrate.
The affidavit in the embezzlement
case was as follows:
State of South Carolina, County of
Bichland. The State vs. William A.
Personally appeared before me, J. M.
Smith, a magistrate for and in said
county and said State, (J. Duncan Het
linger, Attorney General, who, on oath,
says that he is informed and believes
that on the ?day of-, 1803, in said
I State and County, one William A. Neal
was gnilty of embezzlement, in this:
That then and there, being superin
tendent of the State penitentiary, he,
as such superintendent, did receive
from one W. T. McGill the sum of forty
dollars for the use of said penitentiary,
the same being public funds, and the
property of the State of Couth Caro
lina, and he being then and there
charged with the safe keeping, trans
fer and disbursing of the same, and
did then and there feloniously converti
divert and appropriate said sum to his
And further, that the said Williniri
A. Neal then and thero the sum of forty
dollars, the property of the said Stntc,
did steal, take and carry away.
Sworn to before me this 29th day of
(L. S.) G..Duncan Bellinger,
Attorney General, S. C.
J. M. Smith, Magistrate.
Col. Neal waived the preliminary e.v
animation and the bond was fixed at
$3,500; of this $2,000 was fixed on the
original case, which is regarded as most
important! $500 en the second charge
and $1,000 on the third.
When it was found that Co). Neal
hod not secured bondsmen, Magistrate
Smith agreed to let him remain in At
torney Nelson's office during the day
in custody of Constable Roach, and
from there endeavor to secure bail.
None of Col. NcaVs former political
friends came near him during the day.
A year ago things were very different,
for Col. Nenl was a man of political
influence. The weary hours rolled by
and still no bondsmen appeared. Col.
Neal made a proposition to Magistrate
Smith to allow Constable Roach to ac
company hhn to the up-country so that
be could in person jecuro the bonds
men, out this-was declined. The mag
istrate, however, consented to allow
Col. Neal until this morning to secure
the necessary bond, permitting him in
the meantime to remain in Constable
But this prov-' tobe unnecessary,
for about 2:00 o'clock Capt. W. B.Xow
ranoe and Capt. Gco. A. Shields, of
this city, both staunch businessmen
who do not mix in politics, consented
tc sign Col. Neal's bond. They repair
ed to the magistrate's office, rohere the
bonds were promptly signed up and I
the ex-superintendent was set at lib- |
Col. Nenl declined to talk, lie quietly
went to the depot and in a few hours
was speeding homeward via Charlotte.
The predicament in which Col. Neal
found himself here was a most humil
iating one, and though he made no
-comment the ex-official showed that
the strain had been n severe one.
I ?n maire to Cotton.
Ir is very evident dint the prediction
of ii 1*,\000.0<k> bnlo rotten nop finds
very little credence. There has been si
derided advance in the price of cotton
Miiee this prediction was made and the
present price seems steady. If there
were any general faith in ;i crop of
twelve, or even eleven million bales of
course no lise in tin-price would have
been possible and cotton would have
beeil milch lower than ii is at present.
That the crop will be much less than
cloven million bales seems now to be
certain. The decreased acreage would
have brought the growing crop consid
erably below thai of last year with ap
proximately, equal conditions, but the
conditions are decidedly worse now
than they were a year ago.
The new Orlenns l'icryiuic, ns good
an authority as any other newspaper
and one which is noted for tire fullness
and accuracy of its cotton news ami
statements has a commendable editor
ial on the cotton situation in the course
of which it says :
"There can be no doubting that much
damage has resulted to the cotton crop
from tho protracted dry spell ami ex
tremely hot weather during the present
month. While the damage has been
no doubt exaggerated in some cases
the fact nevertheless remains that ma
terial damage has actually been done,
and the promise of tlie yield has been
'It should be remembered that at
this time of the year the buying inter
ests are persistent in endeavoring to
create the impression that there will be
a large crop, so as to force the bulk of
the yield to bo thrown on the market
at low prices, thus enabling spinners to
accumulate stocks at a low level. Ac
cordingly, as soon as general rains have
occurred, and such rains arc among the
probabilities of the coming month,
there w ill be a strong effort made to
make it appear that all damage which
has been done by the dry weather will
be promptly repaired in the advent of
rain. While the rains will no doubt
prove ben eticinlj the damage which has
been done by the heat, particularly
where the shedding of fruit has occur
red, or where tho shriveling up of the
bolls has taken place, is irreparable
This should be kept in mind, and hold
ers of cotton should not permit them
selves to bo frightened or cajoled into
sacrificing their property by the rain
reports. Should the rain delay mucl
longer, it is probable that the moisture
will come too late, and he rather a de
triment to the marketing of such cot
ton ns has been wived than a benefit to
that which has been damaged or ruin
ed. Protracted rains within the next
few months would prove quite as dis
ast roua as tho drought, as they would
beat down and damage much of the
cotton in the fields, delay picking and
seriously interfere with marketing the
"Southern producers have not shared
the general prosperity of the rest of
the country, because they have been
compelled to part with their cotton
crop at ruinous low ligures. There is
now an opportunity of securing some
improvement; hence they should not
allow themselves tobe cajoled or in
I duced to part with their cotton at low
prices through a fear of a heavy crop.
It is impossible that the vast number
of reports as to the damage done by
the (brought can be exaggerations, and
in the light of such information the
producers must be well aware of the
crop prospects and are in a position to
make tho most of the situation."
This is probably a fair statement of
the condition and prospects of the crop
and the advice of the Picayune is cer
tainly good. It will pnjr the producers
of cotton to heed it.
Hormans Cause Bloodshed.
C II atta x o?l? a, Tknx., .September S.
?Wednesday night six mormon ciders
wcro conducting a meeting in a school
house at Pine Bluff, Stewart County,
Tennessee, when the building was
stormed by a mob of over one hundred
men. Eggs and rocks were thrown
through the windows, and the building
almost entirely demolished1. Those
present fled to save their lives, as bul
lets commenced to strike the building
thick and fast. Miss May Harden, a
popular youug woman of the place,
walked between the Ehlers Olsen and
Potty, with a view to checking the
work of the mob. While the trio passed
down the road shots were fired from am
bush, and the woman was hit by a ball
and almost instantl y killed . Her broth -
ers said they would avenge' the crime,
and, after the excitement died out se
cured bloodhounds and placed them on
the trail of the assassins. Burton Vin
son, a prominent young farmer and
superintendent of a Sunday School,
wrote ft confession stating he had kill
ed the girl, hut that it was an acci
dent and he wished to rid himself of
remorse of conscience. Shortly after
the confession tho bloodhounds trailed
to his home. Vinson turned, picked
up a knife and cut his throat, almost at
the same instant sending a ?bullet
through his brain. His family and the
olllcer's posse witnessed the suicide.
I I? m m I
There is wore Catarrh ia this section of the
country than all other diseases put together, and
not It the last few year* was supposed to be incur*
able. For a greet many years doctors pronounced
It a local disease, and prescribed local remedies,
and by constantly fu?ling to cure with local treat
ment, pronounced it ineu^ble. Selene* has pror
en catarrh to be a connututlonal disease, and
therefore requires constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney A Co.
Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitutional onto on
tho market. It la taken internally In doees from
10 drepa to a teaspoonfnl. It acts directly ou tho
blood and mucous surfaces of the tyatem. They
offer one hundred dollars for any case it fails to
cam Send for circulars and testimonial. Ad
dree*. F. J, CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
ejuSeU by Dra?ut?, 73c.
^?ll? Fasslry mu, ?re t
are the hast.
IUni t't'i'xph'ht'i ifuill-tlrirrrs: In
fancy I see you at your desk, mopping
the trickling streams of sweat from
brow and neck mid hack <>r luuuls e\ -
cry liandkereliiet' damp, your collar
collapsed, cutis limp, blotters bloated
with nicibturo. I hear the electric tan
Hying, the rattle of ice in the pitcher,
niid as the foreman comes in tor more
iropy, you groan over the almost insuf
ferable heat, to which the dust adds a
distress. Accept my sympathy.
Highlands is t/n- jtlntr in sueli un
speakable weather as it is said Ander
son is experiencing. Here is the man
ufactory of ozone? health-giving, ap
elixir of elastic vigor. There is ayouug
man up here of ? *? summers w ho de
clined to die sonn? twenty years ago,
and tied to this place from Colorado to
keep from being buried in an old man's
grave. Iiis step and hearing give
promise of very distant senility. Von
should have heard him carrying his
parts in a concert which I have just at
tended, lie sang as easily as a boy of
forty, and with as much /.est as grand
father Miller plnys his beloved violin.
The fervent wish is expressed that the
superb voice of uncle .loc Cunningham
may remain as long in tune, both in
volume and depth, as Dr. O'Fnrrclt's.
That was a pleasant a "Recital," given
by visiting talent, in the Kpiseopal
Church, for the debt on the organ.
Hut as one and another of the cultiva
ted voices had finished their sweet
songs. 1 did wish that our own match
less Miss Caro could have been there.
Her pure and smooth and powerful
voice would have bathed the whole
valley in liquid music, and stolen into
the hearts of every listener and crys
tallized in their memories almost the
compressed perfume of song.
Testifying as to what I have experi
enced?without uttering a reflection?
go to Mr. Norton's for table comfort,
which a mountainous appetite needs.
His fare is excellent, abundant, tooth
some, varied. His most estimable wife
superintends in pcivwN every dish that
is placed upon her table. Besides, an
almost perfect system throughout the
house of gauze windows and doors
keeps Hies vigorously excluded. One
pity is that the windows do not lower
from the ton as well as raise from the
bottom. The Norton house is the pop
ular house this summer, and quite a
number of the Anderson people are
here?no need to call names; you can
tell them easily when all C e Summer
Hitters shnll have'reached home.
!n the higher mountains there are no
rodbugs to annoy you, no black gnats
to exasperate, no mosquitoes to keep
you awake, and but few Hens to sur
prise you, Hut go to the valleys and
coves: Look out! and keep looking,
und then scratch, and when you have
finished, commence all over again.
[Jive mo Highlands, with every hill and
mountain to climb before I get there.
Hero is the air, here is the water; you
can here eat and sleep and grow fat.
und return home rested and full of
(zonic, energy for the Fall trade.
Mr. Kditor, sell a few cords of wood,
uid come even for a few days.
Corner Creek Kipple*
Bain, rain! Yes, we are uavingplenty J
it lain at present. We arc- undergoing j
v September gale it seems, and the
farmers are getting most anxious for
the sunshine to pe?l forth from the.
i>. ue sky above so they enu go to gath
ering their cotton into the houses and
their fodder into barns. It is estima
ted that our farmers will make about,
three-fourths of a crop this year, much
ticttcr than that, of other sections we
liave seen, for, honestly, we have seen
lields of cotton thut it would take ten
icres to make one bale.
Miss Mary Lewis, a most charming
ind admirable young lady from Helton,
fisited her cousin, Miss Janie Bigby, a
tew days last week. Come agnin, Miss
Lewis, for some of our boys hnve sad
icarts since your return home.
Miss Lizzie Gossawnv, one of our
belles, and Miss Clara Simpson one of
lionea Path's belles, accompanied by
four humble correspondent, spent last
Saturday night ana Sundny with Mr.
J. I. Crowther and family near Antre
rillc. We spent the night very plens
intiy in the parlor with the young
folks. Sunday morning soon came
.vi t h the dark clouds rolling by, which
threatened rain at any moment. Hut.
is there was to be preaching at First
"reek, nothing could hold our party
from going. Traveling a distance of
three miles soon found us at the
Jhurch, where we listened to a most
excellent sermon from their efficient
>astor, l?ev. \Y. 1). Moorer. But in the
ueantime the rain was pouring down
vary fast. So, Mr. Kditor, we had to
-ravelin the rain. But, oh, my! the
roung ladies were so afraid they would
$et their white dresses soiled. Never
theless we soon reached our destina
tion, where we ate a hearty dinner,
md again to the parlor, to listen to
iome music. It wasn't long 'till we
found ourselves journeying towards
mr home to think of the happy hours
(pent in this home. Miss Simpson
itay'ed and will visit relatives down
there a week. We wish her a jolly
Miss hou < ?assaway closed her school
it the Academy last Friday, after a
seven-weeks' duration. She treated
he school to candy, which was highly
ipnrecintcd by the pupils.
There will be sixteen converts to
?e baptized at Barker's Creek next
Hugh Bigby, of P?tzer, spent last
light here with his father.
The health of our people is very good
it the present writing*
J. Brown Gossawoy has accented a
losition with the firm of S. B. Robin -
ion to Co., at Honen Path, aud began
Wishing the Intelluekckr con tin
led success, we are yours very truly,
O. K. Gassawav.
August 20, ItW.
? An instance of a man holding two
itlices* in violation of the constitution
rf the State has developed in Colum
ns. Gov. McSweeney has notified
Senator Marshall of the Riohland del
igation that a vaoanoy exists on the
>oard of supervisors of registration
'or that county in consequence of the
act that'Mr. J. J. Roach has accepted
he position of constable to Magistrate
? The ouc-half of the world that
loesn't know how the other half lives
I'lu' protracted meeting curried on
last week by Uev. J. F. Singleton, as
sisted b\ Kov. T. A. Heid, closed l-'ri
day e\ cuing, l?cv. Mr. Singleton uiadi
a splendid impression during Ins shori
stay here, and our people were sorry
(liai Im- could not be longer with us.
II? was ablv seconded in bis ellbrts b\
tin- Itev. T. A. Kecd, of Uharlestoi:.
who is visiting bis cousins, Messrs.
Ilotiu and 1 terry Alien. .Mr. Singleton
left on the S a. in. passenger train lor
Mr. Kllis .1. IIiu.'U a bee, one of our
most popular voting men, who has been
visiting Uev. I*.. \V. Mason ami family,
at Magnolia, Suinter County, basic
turned. Mr. ami Mrs. Mason, with
their two bright boys, aie pleasantly !
rcmember< d here, ami have many warm i
friends who take an active interest in i
Messrs. Tom I task in ami llaskiu
Sherard, of MolVcttsvillc. were in town
Sunday and Monday.
Mr. v.. ?.Mcschine, one ofourinosi
enterprising farmers who, accompanied
by his family, has been visiting friends :
and relative's ami attending to Iiis bus- j
iness interests in bis native laud, 1
France, fora few mouths, has return- j
ed io his place, a few miles from town, !
much pleased with his trip.
Mr.Gibbcs linker, of Washington. I),
i ('.. accompanied bv bis wife, is visiting i
his father, Mr. T. 1 laker.
Dr. I.indsey, of Due West, is visiting |
Kev. 11. ('. I'Vnnell, and assisting him I
in a protracted meeting, which began
in the Presbyterian church Saturday.
MissAddie Horton, of Clinton, is vis
iting her uncle. Mr. E. K. Horton.
Mr. Theo. Watson, of Anderson, is
visiting Mr. .1. K. Allen.
Messrs.,!. K. Allen, Theo. Watson,
II. It. Allen. .1. It. Moseloy, Jr., Dr. A.
H. Matthews, Mr. I.. (_'. Cliukscnlcsuud
! Miss Laura Clinkcales went, to Klber
i ton last week during the Carnival and
returned much pleased with their trip.
f Mel). Houtox.
August 29. INDU.
The cotton market has opened rather
early this year, and comments are of
ten heard on our streets ns to tho fact
that tin* sales for one day not long
since were over fifteen thousand, as
against six thousand for the same day
last year. The average price here is
about .0.1.75, ami so far about twelve
bales have been marketed. The farm
ers are picking the crop ns fast as pos
sible, and are watching with interest
for the day when the oil mill gin out
lit will be ready for work. It is expect
ed that the outfitwill be. ready in about
Lowndcsvillo is reveling in tho pleas
ure of having with her several inter
esting visitors, who serve very accepta
bly iii heeding tho old town awake.
Miss Lura Agnew, of Donalds, who has
been visiting Miss Meta Allen, is one
o.i the foremost, and much regret was
expressed when she left Sunday.
Miss Sadie Hutfrann, of Seneca, is
visiting the Misses Fennell.
Misses Zulu and Daisy Brock and Mr.
Juo. McDavid, of Due West, drove
over from H?nea Path Saturday. Tbo
Misses Brock arc the guests of Mr. J.
T. Latimer, and Mr. McDavid returned
Monday to his home.
Miss Jennie Todd and Mr. Ucorge
Parker came up from Augusta Satur
day afternoon and are now with Mr=
.5. x . Latimer.
Misses Addie Horton and Julia Simp
son, of Clinton, are. visiting their uncle,
Mr. E. lt. Horton.
Mr. M. P. M ( Calla and sister, Miss
Leila, were in town Sunday, the guests
of Mr. ?. Bolin Allen.
Mr. Itaskin Sherard, of MolVettsville,
is with his friend, Mr. iL B. Allen.
Dr. Kniest Watson and Wade Sher
ard, of Iva. were here Friday evening
to attend the partv given by MiRS Meta
The young people of the "city" and
visitors were pleasantly entertained
Friday evening by Miss Meta Allen, at
a party given-a< her father's home,.just
out of town.
Mr. Carrol Latimer and sister, Miss
olive, who have been visiting relatives
and friends here, returned to their home
at Helton Saturday morning. They are
the son andd2ughtcrof Hon. A. C. Lat
imer, tho Representative of this Dis
trict in the National Congress! who was
born near here, and they left a pleasant
impression with our people. While
here they wer?' the guests of Mr. J. T.
Mr. J. 1?. Leroy returned from the
mountains of Jackson County, N. C,
Saturday, bringing with him a very
huge stuffed rattlesnake skin.
Mr. It. E. Moseley has has retained
from Nashville, Tenu., but stayed only
a few days with us, as ho left Saturday
afternoon for Anderson
Mr. Jno. C. Allen, the principal of
the Lowndesville High School, is vis
iting i:i town."
The oil mill contractor, Mr. L. L.
Stevenson, left for his home in Elber
ton by private conveyance Saturday af
ternoon. McDavm? Horton.
Sept. ?, isntr.
? A Scotch university professor,
irritated to find that bis students had
got into the habit of placing their hats
and canes on his desk instead of in
the cloak-room, announced that the
next article of the kind placed there
would be destroyed. Some days later
the professor was called for u moment
from tho class-room. A student slip
ped into his private room and emerged
with the professor's hut, which he
placed conspicuously on the desk,
while his fellow* grinned and trem
bled. The professor, on returning,
saw the hat, thought some rashly ob
stinate student had been delivered in
to his hands, and, taking out his knife,
he cut the offending article to pieces,
while vainly attempting to conceal the
smile of triumph that played about
his countenance. He was in a very
bad temper the next day.
? Young Dr. Thomas Jennings, of
McCormick. who was shot by a negro
on an excursion on the Charleston and
Western Carolina railroad on the
Fourth of July and seriously wounded, !
has about recovered from his injuries.
He eloped last week with Miss Lillie
Talbert, youngest daughter of Dr. 11.
.T. Talbert of McCormick. They went
to Augusta, 6a., and were married.
- Amount of taxes collected in
Suinter County under the income tax
A l.t-t year was sT'.'.T?.
Blaek.-tock is a model town i i
the -list rvalue of the Sabbath! Sro
mm day mails an- sent oil or received
at tin' pi'-t ofliee there.
? Primary ideations for city officer.*
were held in Spartanbur.: and (?re?u
ville last week. Spartanburg polio.'
1,1 hi votes t.. Greenville's 070.
? \ ink ilolloway, colored, was
killed by Ikhtniir* in Greenwood
County. Aug. 27; two pistols and a
pair of knueks wore found,on hi
? The South Carolina Telephon'
Company have about ant tilings i:>
readiness to begin building their new
telephone Hue which will connect
Columbia with the I'ce l?co and Pied
mont sections of tho State.
Lewis Smith, the seventeen year
old son of Dr. J. M. Smith, of Willis
ton, in trying to remove a pistol from
his pocket, dropped the weapon which
was discharged, mortally wounding
his mother, who died within a few
? Nesbitt&Son, proprietors of the
Fork Shoals mills in Greenville coun
ty, ?are contemplating enlarging their
plant and forming a stock company so
as to develop tho property to the full
est extent. This Fork Shoals plant
is an ideal one.
? Clarence Anderson, a Spartan
burg farmer, has done all his plowing
this year under the shade of an um
brella. Ifc carried a common um
brella stretched over him, the stall
being placed behind on his back fast
ened with a strap.
? The body of Kd Hayes, who dis
appeared several weeks ago, was found
last Wednesday in Tiger river, Green
ville county, partly eaten by dogs. He
had beer, shot and the coroner's jury
finds that James Suddcthdid the kill
ing. Suddeth has been arrested.
? Gov. McSweeney has. removed
Magistrates Hay and Kennedy of Bam
berg oounty, who some time ago by
failing to do their duty, aided G. W.
M. Williams, the diobarredlawyor, to
escape. Williams was wanted in Geor
gia as well as South Carolina, but the
Magistrates allowed him to escape tho
officers of the law.
? At Latta, Marion County, tj&e
6-year-oid daughter of Dr. K. A. Bass
accidentally shot and killed her little
brother, four months old, with a parlor
rifle, carrying a 22 calibre ball. While
tho child was handling the gun it was
accidentally discharged, the ball
striking the infant in the forehead,
coming out at the back of the head.
? Kev. J. R. Riley, who has been
a faithful pastor of the Presbyterian
church at Pickens, has tendered his
resignation and will ask the Presbytery
at its next session to put him on the
retired list, on account of old age.
Dr. lliley has been pastor of the Pi ^'j
byterian church for the past sixteen
? Attorney General Iltllinger Iva?
notified cv-Superiutendeni of the
Penitentiary Ncal's bondsmen that
they must pay up his shortage at once
or he will enter suit. He has asked
whether Till man, Evans and the
others have paid their bills. Other
wise ho will, under the resolution of
the board, enter suit for collection.
? Jim Dickson, colored, was killed
by lightning while picking cotton in
his father's field near Sumter. Four
others who were in the field with him
were stunned at the same time, but
they soon recovered. A heavy storm
of wind, rain and lightning came up
suddenly and the hands in the fields
were caught before they could reach
? K. D. Free, who was appointed
treasurer of Harnwell county on the
death of his father, the former treas
urer, reports to the governor that he
finds a shortage in his father's account
of $8,700. The shortage was over
$10,000, but there were funds to his
father's credit to reduce it. The son
tells the governor that his father left
him property enough to wipe out the
shortage which will be done.
? William Strait, a relative of ex
Congrcssman Strait, of South Carolina,
was arrested in-York county, last week,
charged with having attempted to
poison his mother-in-law, Mrs. Kidd.
Strait sent Mrs. Kidd a dish of grated
green corn. Notioing it had a bitter
taste, she gave it to the dog. In a few
minutes tho dog died with convulsions.
It is said arsenic has been found in the
corn. In the evont of Mrs. Kidd's
death Strait's wife would have inher
ited her property. ^
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