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TUB DVauOHATIO TICKET.
For President . *
HORATIO SEYMOUR, OF N. Y.
GEN. F. P. BLAIR, OF MISSOURI
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KEPKESKNTATIVES IN CO NO BESS.
First Congressional District-Harris
Second Congressional District.-A,
Th ird Con^ession<il'>D??li'fc7i*-J. P.
Fourth Congressional District.-W.
STATE KLiEOTOIJAXi TICKET.
For Stale at Large-J. P. Thomas,
of Richland; J. D. Konnedy, of Ker?
First Congressional District-R. F.
Graham, of Marion. /
Second Congressional District-B. H.
Rutledge, of Charleston.
Third Congressional District-A. C.
Haskell, of Abbeville.
Fourth Gongj pssionalDi8li-ict-E. C.
MoLure, of .Chester.
Saturday- Morning. Sept. 26.1888.
A Eutopnsn War.
That ! a 'great , deal of the war tal&
which forms the usual staple of for?
eign correspondence ia purely sensa?
tional, ought to bowell known by this
time by intelligent readers. Thc
correspondents of the English, as
well ns American newspapers, at thc
principal capitals of Europe, are
never lacking, in. their efforts foi
effect, oven if it is had at the expense
of accuracy. There seems to be,
however, at present, general uneasi
ness in the most intelligent European
circles respecting tho relations ol
France and Prussia, which permitted,
may be followed by a general Euro
pean war. M Guizot, the distill
gnished historian and statesman, in i
late essay on the state of Europa
remarks that while he has no donbi
of the desire of Napoleon for peace, c
reduction of the anny is the onbj
effective pledge of peace. This woulc
seem to be hitting tho nail on th?
head. It is tho putting and keeping
the French army up to a war point
that renders the public distrustful o
the protestations of Napoleon that hi
seeks only peace. A reduction of" tk<
army would produce a conviction o
his sincerity that words never can
There aro also rumors Of negotiation
between Frapco and Spain, lookinf
to an alliance of the two countries
thc object of which, on tho part o
Franco, is said to be to roleaso it
army of occupation at Rome, thoreb;
rendering them moro available fo
active operations elsowhere, by tin
substitution of 30,000 Spanish troops
in consideration of which tho Em
peror would guarantee tho Spnnisl
throne against domestic revolutioi
and loroign interference. Whethe
such un alliance would not be likel;
to alienate Ituly, which is scarcely ii
a mc'jd tb Bubmit to Spanish inter
vention, and thereby diminish in
stead of strengthen the support whicl
it is desirablo for Franco to obtaii
outside her limits, is a matter whic!
the Emperor of tho French is prc
bably as capable of intelligently COE
sidoriug, ns those journalists wh
have voluntcred to give him thei
advice on the subject. Ho has bee
feeling his way hitherto with gre?
caution, and is represented to b
rather behind than ahead of the pul
lie sentiment of France in the dil
position to decide by arms whothe
that country is to bo superseded b
I'russia in tho military leaderahip <
Europa. It is needless to say that
general European war would bo, fe
the present, at least, a great injury 1
thc industrial interests of .Europi
and to tho interests of common
goncrally. What might ariso out <
it, what alterations in the map <
Europe, what change in dynasties, (
in the forms of Government, is
mattor of speculation, which it
difficult, with tho lights of expet
once, to roconcile with the hopi
which some seem to entertain, thi
tho social and political condition <
tho masses of society will be impro
ed and elevated by the ordeal,
bas not yet been thc rosall that sui
den and sanguinary convulsiona \
Europo have permanently enhano(
tho position and influence of tl
"bono and muscle" of nations, wi
aro looked lo as tho main relianco
fighting tho battles of both peaco
and war. We have had many signal
iusfcances in history, that even lTfjr$|
people rhay lose their liberties by
surrendering. tbomse?ea ;?>_ ??M|
sion for aggressive war and foreign
domination. PertiapSNmr ownNjffl*
tory is not destitute of admonitory
lessons on this point. But civil liber?
ty is a plant of slow growth, which
must bo nourished by other dews
than those of bloody strife, and shel?
tered, as far as may be, frcm the out?
break of destruotivo clemente, if it
would attain a full and stable develop?
ment. In England this has bcon ac?
complished, in general, by peaceful
processes, and under tho influence of
that progress of civilization which has
improved tho physical comforts of all
classes, and softened and reflnod, in?
stead of hardoning and depressing,
the public mind and conscience, as is
almost tho uniform result of war.
Tho Baltimore Sun intimates that
those, who crave tho .excitement of
beholding nt a safe distance stirring
military events in Europe, may pos?
sibly bo gratified, but is unable to
agree with thoso who anticipate from
them any advance in free principles,
or tho general interests of humanity.
- ? ?? ? ?
, Thc Suffrage Question.
.?i''This subject is much discussed in
tho addresses ruado to tho colored
people, during thc prosent canvass,
though, in truth, it is not directly
but only remotely involved in thc
issue. Tho position which wo occu?
py is, that thc present Government
is tho oreaturo of unconstitutional
enactments by Congress, and, there?
fore, void and of no rightful authori?
ty, except so far as it may bo derived
from tho necessities of tho hour.
This objection, if it be well founded,
will remain truo aud inseparable,
whether the radical party or tho De?
mocratic party succeed in tho ensuing
elections. The radical party cnn
never make that lawful which is un?
constitutional, and tho Democratic
party cannot mako that unconstitu?
tional which is lawful. So, however
this canvass may torminatc, the pre?
sent government of South Carolina
only awaits tho decision of a compe?
tent court to declare its unconstitu?
tionality to vanish into nothingness.
With it falls negro suffrage, and thc
State reverts to its lawful uud right?
ful proprietors, the white man, whose
it is by occupaiiou, conquest, treaty
and law. When tho government
shall thus bo restored to the lawful
citizens of tho State, tho question
will como up what shall be tho status
of tho colored people? Shall they bo
admitted to any political privileges?
If to any, to what and upon what
terms? These questions aro now
eagerly asked by tho intelligent
colored mau, and boneo tho suffrage
question is frequently brought under
discussion at this timo. Tho answer
is to bo found in tho resolutions of tho
Democracy adopted in tho Conven?
tion organizing the party in April
last. They have said thc colored
people shall bo recognized as a part
of tho body politic, aud that they
shall be admitted to suffrage, upon
proper qualifications of property and
intelligence. It is objected by sonio
of them that this will introduce a dis?
crimination against tho colored peo?
ple, because wo require qualifications
of them which aro not required of
tho white man. It is his by a descent
of generations, acquired by his blood
and treasure, and God alone can
ever require him tb ? surrender
it. Being Lis, the colored race
ask him, tho whito man, who alone
can possibly grant the groat
boon desired, to admit tho colored
mau to share with him, in this God
gifted inheritance, by becoming a
voter. Wc have tho right, and we
alone, to bestow or to withhold it.
We, therefore, have tho right to im?
pose terms upon any and all seeking
admission to citizenship. Wo impose
terms upon tho foreign-born whito
man. Why should wo not impose
thom upon tho colored man, who
asks for this great privilege? Self
protection demands that wo grant
only a limited suffrage. We aro now
enduring a stato of ruin and anarchy
brought upou us by universnl negro
suffrage The first uso made of this
power, unlawfully conferred, was to
lay it at the feet of foreign masters,
at whose bidding it is blindly wielded
to our injury and tho utter ruiu of
the colorod pcoplo. With this expe?
rience before them, tho citizens of
th'v 3tnto would bo madmon to grant
more to tho present generation of
colored men than what tho April
Convention offorod-a qualified and
limited right of suffrage. As this is
the only form in which they eau law?
fully receive this right, they oan
choose betweou this and a total ex?
clusion, whoo tho lawless dream of
carpet-bag ascendency shall have
beon swept away by tho breath of
constitutional law.-Camden Journal.
Throe negroos have been arrested
and lodged in tho jail ut Charlotte,
N. C., on tho charge of burning the
residence of Dr. W. A. Pressloy, of
Steel Crook, several weoks ago.
Positiveproof is said to be in the
possession- of Dr. Presley, of the
guilt of tho parties.
?... ? K...^??c.-o"
Some things aro best defined by
negation, and reconstruction is illus?
trious, in the list. Whatever it pro?
posed to do, it notoriously has not
done. : It rudely thrust aside the
peaceful^ method of tho Executive,
. set on'vfoot at that happy momeDt
vf hen, by General Grant's testimony,
the Southern people were all ready to
return to .their duty, in tho Union.
Reconstruction set ont "with very
large promises. Nearly four years
are gone by, and.what has the perr
form ?mee all. amounted to? A radical
Congress quarreled with the Presi?
dent, and brolco up tho Governments
which he had initiated in the lately
rebellious Southern States, because
they wero afraid, of losing political
power by tho prompt admission of
their representatives. That is the
key to this whole story. Graut testi?
fied, from personal examination, that
tho Southern people were all ready to
resumo self-government and send
representatives to Congress, and
Sumnor led off by denouncing the
report as a "white-washing" affair.
Tho fault of all this delay, then, was
not with tho people of the South noi
with the President, but with Con?
Two years ago, reconstruction had
taken suoh shape, after a vnriety ol
manipulations,-that it nil hinged or
tho acceptance or rejection of tht
fourteen th amendment by the people
of the Southern States-that is, il
thoy chose to enlarge the . limita ol
suffrage, then they were to bo cn tit lee'
to a corresponding .increase of repre
8ontation. The very fact that Buch i
proposition was seriously (to appear
ance) made to them by Congress
proved that they were still States ii
tho Union-that they had full ane
unqualified control of the suffrage
question in their own localities-ant
that Congress could not, coustitu
tionally, set aside their civil right
by military power. But, having sue
cceded in carrying tho Congressiona
elections by this deceit, the radical;
soon threw off their disguise and sei
up tho army rule, naked and simple
in place of their constitutional plan
The sword governed; it took tin
placo of popular elections; it became
magistrate anel judge; it supplante?
tho fourteenth ameudment anel ever
other; anel, under its rulo, which i
to-elay praised to tho skies by tin
radical press for the quiet they clain
it has restored, (whilo so many mur
ders and outrages we reported a
taking placo, nevertheless,) th
blacks aro sot uppermost, the pene
of the South is not yet reestablished
prosperity has not returned, nm
radicalism complains, by way of ai
electioneering argument, that th
body of tho people are disaffected
It would bo next to miraculous, i
they were not. General Grant testi
lied, threo years ago, that there wa
a remarkably good feeling arnon
them, anel that they were ready t
return to their places and duties. J
thero is such a change ns is charge
now, Congress and the party tim
controls it aro alono responsible
But this is what reconstruction hu
led to, and this is what it means.
It eloes not mean restorntioi
Three years ago, the radical papei
woro speaking in aelmiration of Wad
Hampton's frank anel manly cours
in nelvising thu people of South Care
lina, white anel black, to begin au
profit by the costly lessons of til
war, anel to placo themselves in ha:
monious relations with the Unio
without elelay. Now, tho san
papers aro folliug violently upon hil
as an "unsubdued rebel," who woul
rovivo war in the South. Yet thc
do not show that ho has changed i
all in his sentiments for the Uuioi
It is radicalism that has made tl
mischief by its growing usurpation
for which it has over and over ngai
been conelemned, anel just as oft?
supported, afterwarels, by its ou
leaeling journals. How long ago wi
it that these journals were proclair
iug, in thc very roundest terms, th
tho men of tho South who open
fought us in tho field wero the on
to become tho firmest friends in
state of penco? Yet, brave men lil
Waelo Hampton aro abused by the
for presuming to be present in
National Democratic Conventio
and to aeldress tho citizens of Ne
York in favor of the common Unio
Reconstruction eloes not mean i
storatiou, and incieleuts like this she
it. It means tho cooking up of ne
Governments for the South, half loe
anel half Congressional, the swo
stickiug through on ono siele and t]
bayonet on tho other. It eloes n
mean au equality of tho Southe
with tho Northern States. T
equality is sought to bo permanent
destroyeel by the very act of adinitti:
reprosontatives. Restoration invoh
good feeling. It implies frnternii
It doos not hint of threats nor lift
tho rod of power. When the Uni
soldiers nt Appomattox rushed in
the arms of the Confederates wi
whom they had just been engaged
deadly contest, and when they divi
ed their own shortened rations wi
the half-furnished troops of Lee, tl:
was done in the true spirit of frat?
nity and forgiveness, and in such
spirit restoration is at any time pi
siblo. But the radical journals ho
at a National Convention that ope
its eloors to tho loading officers of t
former Southern armies, and ory c
that such a Convention seeks to :
vivo war. Our bravo troops at Ap]
mut tux meant war just as much. H
is restoration ever to bo effected, if
not by bringing back to tho Union
the interests and affections which
have been alienated from it? And is
that done by military satrap? and
Freedmen's Bureaus, and ncjjmadio
carpet-baggers, each and ail standing
insults to the spirit and intelligence
of a bravo people, or by the frank
avoTrtal of A readiness to live together
again under the equitable rule of. the
supromtr*?BW, as in the happy and
Reconstruction, being confessedly
"'outside of the Constitution," ofter
the basis of the proposed fourteenth
amendment was abandoned, by what
authority is it attempted to bring
tho South under ita changeable
terms? Wo went to war solely to
preservo tho Constitution, and we can
establish permanent peace only as we
seek to perpetuate it. As for com
pelliug tho Southern States to accept
a law to which they have never been
asked to yield their assent, it is an
outrage on every conception of
Union, an insult to the idea of
equality among tho States, and an
assumption that will not stand the
test of Republicanism. But that is
what Reconstruction is, separate and
asido from thc Constitution, and
every whisper of disturbing it is de?
nounced as rebellious, n threat of re?
volt, disloyal, and to be condemned
at the polls. Where is the party that
can hope to stand before the Ameri?
can people on au issue between the
Constitution and n measure like this
"outside of the Constitution?" Can
there be any rebellion except against
that supreme law? Can any be dis?
loyal but to that? Is there auy dis?
obedience before that which the peo?
ple will be prompt to condemu? Well
said the Chief Justice, that "it was
time that all good men combined to
put down tho jacobins, who seek tho
ruin of our Government." When
they put their reconstruction laws
before the Constitution, sneering at
the latter, but declaring it to bo im?
pious to disturb the former, they
make au issue which is unmistakable;
and upon it they will got the lust
verdict they will ever ask from the
Americau people.-Boston Post.
AsoTHEit RIOT-THU LIUEJJTIES OF
TnE LOYAL LEAGUE.-Another case
has como to our notice, which plainly
shows what liberties the slaves of the
Loyal League enjoy. For some time
past, au old negro man, who was
working on the plantation of Mr. A.
E. Parler, iu St. James' Goose Creek,
was a member of and regular attend?
ant on the Loyal League meetings.
But, finding that his employer de?
ducted from his wages tho time he
spent from his work whilo in attend?
ance, and, having sense enough to
kuow that he must work in order to
live, and that the League, the great
palladium of liberty, so-called, would
not feed him, ho determined to sever
his connection therewith, and attend
to his daily avocations. He did so,
but these conservators of the publio
peace were very much dissatisfied
thereat. They immediately held a
high court of inquisition, and re?
solved that this honest, sensible freed?
man was derelict in his duty, and
that it was their business to see that
ho obeyed their instructions and ad?
hered "to tho League. Having de?
termined upon this, their next step
was to carry into effect their resolu?
tion. They accordingly collected
their forces, nrmed them, and pro?
ceeded, in number about thirty, to
the plantation of Mr. Parler. Ar?
rived here, they demanded that tho
freedman- who had left their body
should be delivered to them for pun?
ishment, which demand being re?
fused, they forcibly abducted him,
and carried him oft'to a neighboring
clump of woods, where they tied the
offender against their mandates to a
tree, and inflicted upon him all mau
uer of indignities.
Mr. Parlor reported the matter to
Governor Scott, who turned it over
to State Constable Hubbard for in?
vestigation, and that officer, after a
full investigation, arrested a negro,
named Joe Birch, and two others,
named, respectively, Williams and
Irwin, and bro- ght them to tho city.
Joe Birch is tho Presideut of the
august tribunal, whose majesty the
honest old freedman had violated by
refusing to idle his time in their
company, and, together with the two
others, was implicated as tho ring?
leaders of the affair. They have bceu
lodged in jail, and await their trial ut
tho next General Sessions. Cases of
this nature are becoming frequent
throughout the entire State. They
are a fair indication of tho intention
of tho radical party to reduce their
dupes to a lower and more degrading
state of bondogo than that from
which they preposterously pretend to
have delivered them.
Half a dozen convicts mado their
escape .'rom tho State Prison, at
Sing Sing, New York, on Sunday, by
seizing a small sloop just as she was
approaching to discharge a load of
blasting powder, and securing tho
two deck hands in tho hold of the
vessel. While a portion of the party
put the sloop about, and headed her
for tho opposite shore of the river,
tho others pinioned the guard and
held him in front " of them, thus
shielding themselves from the fire of
tho guard on tho wharf. They
reached the opposite shore and dis?
CASH.T-Our terms for subscription,
advertising and job work, are caah.
Wo hope this will bo definitely an
derstood, an* that parkes having
business with tho office will come
prepared to comply with the rule.
DOTBLE BADGES.-A number of
little shavers, of the Seymour and
Blair persuasion, bavo been made
very indignant, during the past few
days, by the discovery of the portraits
of Grant and Colfax beneath the pho?
tographs of their favorite candidates.
We suppose these "doublets" were a
portion of the lot referred to by a
New York paper several weeks ago
made up for Grant and Colfax, but,
ns they did not sell, they were covered
over with the Seymour and Blair
portraits. It's nil right, boys.
FIRE.-About 5 o'clock, yesterday
morning, our citizens were aroused
by the alarm of fire, caused by the
burning of the stable aud barn of
Mr. J. M. Crawford, in Cotton
Town. Mr. Crawford's teamster had
gone into the country, with a wagon
and team, at an early hour; and,
whether the fire originated from
sparks from tho light which he is
supposed to have used, or was the
work of an incendiary, it is impossi?
ble to. say. All the mules and other
live stoek in the building were res?
cued; but a quantity of corn, fodder,
and other provender, with tools, etc.,
were destroyed. The loss is covered
RESIGNED.-D. T. Corbin, so-called
Seuator from Charleston Keounty,
resigned, yesterday, the office of
I Judge of the First Circuit, to which
be was elected a few weeks since.
Corbin's motive is not apparent, and
in the absence of any explanation, it
is fair to presume that he was actuated
by a sense of his overwhelming re?
sponsibilities as Senator, United
States District Attorney, Arc, Sec., ?fcc.
DESERVED COMPLIMENT,-Asan evi?
dence of the good feeling entertained
by our citizens, and of theil) just ap?
preciation of the efforts of the Demo?
cratic members of the so-called Legis?
lature of South Carolina, an enter?
tainment was provided last night, at
the Nickerson House, under the able
supervision of Mr. Wright. Col. J.
P. Thomas presided at the table, John
McKenzie, Esq., acting as vice-Pre?
sident. After a sufficient time had
boon allowed for those who were hun?
grily disposed, to appease their appe?
tites with the substantials plentifully
provided, the Presideut arose, and in
a brief address thanked tho members
for the fidelity with which they had
performed their unpleasant duties,
during the session which is about to
terminate, and concluded by request?
ing all present to fill their glasses and
drink to the "health and long life of
our honored guests-the Democratic
members of the so-called Legislature
of South Carolina." A general and
rapid popping of corks was the re?
sponse and the request was fully com?
plied with. Hon. Jos. Daniel Pope
seconded the proposition of Col. T.,
asserting that the handful of Demo?
crats were justly entitled to the Scrip?
ture! L commendation, "Well done,
good and faithful servants." After
the applause which followed theso
suggestiuns bad subsided, Senator
Symes, of Lancaster-"one of them"
-expressed his earnest acknowledg?
ments and sincere thanks for the
cordial manner in whioh he had been
treated by the Columbians, and more
particularly for the present demon?
stration. He was followed by Repre?
sentative Moore, of Anderson, in a
neat little speech. Gen. E. M. Law
was then called upon, and in the
course of his remarks declared that
the watch-word of the people in this
campaign should bo "work," "work,"
"work." He promised that his Dis?
trict-York-would be found right.
Messrs. Pieman, McMaster, Palmer,
Talley, McKenzie, Gibbes, Wells and
others wero called upon, and replied
in sparkling little addresses, which
wero warmly received. One of the
speakers paid a just and high compli?
ment to tho uprightness* and honesty
of purpose of tho only colored Demo?
cratic member of "tho great unlaw?
ful"-R. M. Valentino, tho preacher
shoe-maker. About 12 o'clock, tho
party separated, aile* ? "three times
three" for "Seymour aud Blair and
the Democratic members."
SPLENETIC.-Tb o Senate yesterday
passed a resolution, refusing to pay
Leslie, tho suspended," his per diem
beyond tho day on which they inter?
rupted his functions. It is worthy of
note, that in the absence of President
Bruiser, a mulatto named Bainey was
in the Chair, and a majority of the
Senators present were negroes. "And
the colored troops fought nobly."
THB LEGISLATURE.-The Great Un?
lawful wero occupied all pf yesterday
in mere matters of detail, iu the pro?
gress of which nothing of public-in ^ A.
terest transpired. The following bills
were read a third time and passed:
To organize Circuit Conris; to author?
ize tho Governor to leave tbe State,
under certain circumstances; to pro?
vide for the establishment of Quaran?
tine at Georgetown, Charleston and
Hilton Head; to organize Townships.
AN ADVERTISEMENT FOU WHICH WE
ARE NOT PAED.-Mr. R. J. Donald?
son, Senator so-called from Chester?
field, posted a publio notice in the
two Houses of General Dissemblers,
that he would purchase the bills re?
ceivable of the State, which ore to be
paid to his colleagues in the absence
of greenbacks and the exhaustion of
the Chatham Railroad appropriation.
If Donaldson would take the pains to
inquire at what rate these bills receiv?
able may be expected to rule, as soon
as the public ascertains that'?40,000
worth of them have been thrust upon
the market, and that thoir future is
unmistakable, as they have no Re?
deemer, he would pause before he
proceeds further in his unhappy spe?
MAIIJ ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office opeu during the week from 8}?
a. m. to 7 p. m. On Sundays, from
_ to 5 p. m.
The Charleston and Western mails'
are open for delivery at 5 p. m., and
close at 8J.? p. m. Charleston night
mail open 8^ a. m., close 4V? P* m
Northern-Open for delivery at
8lij a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery 5
p. m., closes at 8>? p. m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at,
tendon is called to the following ad*
vertiscments, published for the first
time this morning:
Meeting Typographical Union.
John Templeton-Gregg's Hall.
L. Carr-Largo Sale.
W. J. Laval-School Notice.
R. C. Shiver-Dry Goods.
The monotony of the late long ard
dull season has been broken by tue
arrival of a large lot of new dry
goods at R. C. Shiver's, whioh, on
account of their beauty and cheap?
ness, aro drawing crowds of buyers.
TnE LOYAL LEAGUE.-A rumor is
current on tho streets this morning,
that Wimbush (colored Senator) has
written to the officers of the Union
League, advising them to disband,
and that at a meeting held last night,
the organization was dissolved. We
placo but little faith in the rumor,
though as it is barely possible that
some glimmering of good sense may
have at last entered their benighted
pates, we give currenoy to the report,
and hope that it may be true.
These secret, mid-night oath
bound organizations, are as unneces?
sary as they aro dangerous. They
are a perpetual source of irritation,
and will necessarily give rise to
counter-organizations, and thus en?
danger the pnblio peace. So far as
they aro morely political organiza?
tions, they are improper and dan?
gerous, and incompatible with any
healthy political action in a well-or?
dered State, as they aro subversive of
all individual independence. So far
as they are designed to be a quasi
military organization, they are un
j necessary^ because tho rights of the
i colored peoplo are secured and pro
I tected by tho laws, and there is no.
I disposition to molest them in the
I exercise of those rights. There is no
reason, thou, for their existence,
j unless their design be to present a
I solid phalanx of opposition and
offence to tho whito people of the
couutry; and if this bo really the ob?
ject of their existeuce, then they had
better dissolve at once, for the whites
aro prepared to resist any aggression;
and, if it is attempted, they will be
swept like Autumn leaves before the
It may bo that the leaders of the
radical party have come to their
senses. We would be glad if it were
true, for it would bo a harbinger of
poAoe-but folly and treaohery have
taught us to bo cautions, aud it is
not unnatural that we should suspoct '
them of hidden motives even when
they appear to do right.
Two brothers, named English, re?
siding in West Virginia, had a diffi?
culty, tho other day, and one of them
! was killed.