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WOMEN IN COUNCIL
THEiCONVENTION OF STRONGiMIND
EKFEMALESIPITHILY DESCRIBED. I
?
"I Told Von There Would Kc Kxtra Snap
in this Movement When Southern Wo
men Joined It."
Washington. Feb. 20,-1 went to
the womon's rights convention on Thurs
day night and had much entertainment.
The ladies in the audience boisterously
enjoyed the wholesale denunciation of
monster man, while the men vigorously
and chivalrously applauded the many
hard hits at their sex. Miss Susan B.
Anthony, a small, grim, energetic old
maid, presided, and dearly relished the
multiform compliments paid her by her
vociferous sisterhood. Miss Anthony
is sometimes called "Colonel Susan,"
\ but this is the designation of some
\ masculine wretch. In the audience
y Frederick Douglass ? stood up, like a
great bronze giant, with a forest of(
coase srey hair. In old days Douglass
used to . preside at these meetings, but
seems to have fallen into disrepute since
he turned Ins back on the negro and
married a white woman. All of'the
speakers were quite old or mature, ex
cept the last, a German-American lady,
who had a comely face, a splendid voice
and the true lire of eloquence.
Miss Anthony, in a prim, starch way,
like a veteran campaigner, told her o"ft
repeated story of the wrongs of persons
who happened to be bora of. J-Uo female
gender. The old lady punched and cu:t
ed her misguidad brethren and warned
them that Tier spirit would haunt them
until justice was done.
A buxom Boston lady, rising 50 years,
sententiously pursued the same theme,
and severely rated statesmen who tried
to make woman a nonentity. She said :
"When Sara Bernhardt came to this
country, people were curious to sec her.
She was exceedingly thin and was joked
about her attenuation. ? One day, a man
was told to look in a carriage window if
he desired to behold the famous actress, j
He did so, but declared that, he saw !
nothiag. .^Then you saw Bernhardt,'
was the instant reply.17' The Boston
lady proclaimed that denial of suffrage,
made women nothing.
The fun commenced in earnest when
Mrs. Merriwether, who announced her
self as a Southern woman from the
crown of her head to the tips of her toes,
took the stand. She was considerably
advanced in middle age, but foil of fight.
She went from Memphis to St. Louis.
A novel of hers, "The Master of Kose
leaf," was a lurid attack upon the
Yankees and their reconstruction of the
South, but the last chapter was so hor
rible and. revolting that it sunk the book
out of sight, I understand. As Mrs.
husband was a Democrat, I presume
she has modified her opinions, but she
and her sou created something of a dis
turbance by calling forth and prodding
out the traditional "negro in the wood
pile." The idea of a black brute having
the franchise to the exclusion of the
most exalted white woman roused the
indignation and wrath of Mrs. Mer
riwether aud her "baby boy," a chipper
and cheeky lad oi 19 or 20 years of ai,re.
This lady made a rattling harangue, full
of wit, sarcasm and bitterness. Argu
ment was lacking somewhat, butill?stra
tration abounded. She read a letter
from Senator Vest, who uncompromis
ingly opposes the woman movement,
and then, bit by bit, and line by line, held
him lip to ridicule as no man has ever
yet dared to do. She had not read the
minority report of the Senate committee
on woman suffrage, signed by Senators
, Brown and Cockrell, but heard about it:
and yet she assailed it all the same,
with a little spice of blasphemy, in the
beginning, and a concluding offer to
teach a better Bible doctrine to the two
Senators, whom she invited to go to
Sunday school. She discussed the Utah
bills of Senator Edmunds and gave apa
teut recipe for exterminating polygamy,
winch is worth attention. ' T would."
she exclaimed. * "allow the Mormon wo
men to keep their suffrage raid disfran
chise the men. Then I would send
strong minded members of our associa
tion out there as missionaries to teach
Utah sisters to be strong minded, too.
Then a Mormon' man would not want
more than one wife, as one strong mind
ed woman would be all he could en
dure!" I am quite prepared to credit
this assertion aud to go beyond it. In-!
deed, an irreverent scamp says, that in- {
Stead of one such woman, he prefers!
twelve wives of the other kind. Mrs.
Merriwether claimed Sam Jones as a;
Tennesscean, and emoted him to show i
the superiority of woman, lie had heard !
a lady make a prayer so fervent that she ;
seemed io bring heaven down to earth.
"Xow," ejaculated Mrs. Merriwether. |
"I never knew any man, preacher or
otherwise, who ever brought licavc-nand
earth within 10.000 miles of each other."
Aud yet there arc some saintly men m ;
this world, and the Redeemer of it was
uot a woman.
??Colonel" Susau reluctantly call? d
time upon this fiery Southern matron,
and. wagging her head significantly,
jerked out: ?*! lold you there would j
be extra snap in this movement when
Southern women joined i!."
Then. ;::!<?;? a nu!d protest from Mi.-s '
Anthony, lue sou of Mrs. Merriwether.
was introduced by his fond parent, lie
had just come from Europe, and. after!
handsomely complimenting !::s mother,
proceeded to make months ;tl Ihc wo
men of Spain and Italy, who. not being
strong-minded, have caused. In hU opin
ion. ii:e ducnv of those nations. u? 1 ?
\>.L r-i i::i and Jt .lv :.-.?mi;:irc rather
Va\vr::i''y w't'i Mi.-.o'a: a::-!'Tennessee,
m (ho.quality oi- men and women, loi
say nothing of art and science. The j
yot;n:: hopeful got iuhisdvnamitoon the
"nigger." The explosion came later!
on. Col. Susau cut him down when he
began to quote Tuccilus, and brought'
forward Sirs. Llara ZSVyman, ofXewj
Col M Glover Jan 1, '86 '
9. ()]
York, the German lady mentioned in
the beginning of tlris article. '?
Her address was so noble, so grand,
so pure, so full of thought and spirit, that
it dwarfed the flippant, boisterous beings
I around her. and lifted the whole conven
tion iuto dignity and sublimity. She
compared the American and German
governments as well as the American
and German women, pointing out skill
fully their respective virtues and defects.
She anathematized the rich American
women who shrank from maternity and
cared for nothing but display. The pic
ture she drew of an ideal republic, re
fined by women in all particulars, was
so beautiful and exalted that the men
present more thau the women paid her
homage of an applause that was sincere,
although reason bewailed that such an
Arcadia did not and could not exist this
side of paradise. 1 declare, under the
inspiration aud magnetism of this gifted
and devoted woman, my senses were
taken captive for the moment, and even
Susan 1). Anthony and her sardonic
sisterhood melted into something lovely
and serene.
Hut there was-a rude awakeniug. In
stead of dismissing tlie audience under
such a powerful and pleasing spell, old
Susan had to lug out a tall, venerable,
white haired ami bearded man who was
said to be colored, but could hardly lie
so discovered. This man was presented
as ''the noblest. Hornau ofthem all." and
some of the audience seemed to hail him
as such by clapping their hands. In a
deep, solemn, sonorous roice he proceed
ed to rebuke young Merri wether for bait
ing the "negro in the wood pile," and,
in a tone of resentful thunder, shouted:
''Southern people can never lind eterni
ty long enough to make atonement for
the wrongs done the negro?" The audi
ence in part echoed that :? ntiment, and
the colored orator was aboat to amplify
his wrathful indignation when Colonel
Susan nipped him in the bud. The
"noblest Roman" succumbed to the
resolute little white woman, and retired
with dramatic resignation. As she strode
back, like H?rest as Spartacus, Mrs.
Merriwether her bangs all awry and her
frame heaving with excitement, rushed
;to the footlights, and, in defiance of Miss
Anthony's quick remonstrance, shouted:
"Ladies and gentlemen, what that boy
said was from his head and not his heart.
It was inadvertent. He was brought
up to believe in freedom lor the black
as well as white mau." The "noble
Roman" bowed his head in proud pro
pititation. Miss Anthony shook her cork
screw curls bcnignantly. and the strong
minded were uproarous. Hut the effect"
of'Mrs. Xeyman's radiant prosepoem
was dissipated iu a smell of sulphur and
the purgatory of disccrdaot clamor.
Whdo these strident women, rich or
comlbrlablc, arc making fierce demand
ihr andVagCy buadroda of their sistorhood
ask only for honorable employment and
the right to earn an humble living. Pos
sibly they wouid be more fortunate if the
ballot were given them, but probably
not. I am for giving these sisters of
ours the most enlarged opportunities of
making their way in the world, but the
suffrage may not be best for them, and
I am inclined to think that the vast, ma
jority do not desire it. especially at the
South, where the evil, because ofa pecu
liar race environment, would be some
thing infernal and intolerable.?J. 11.
Randall in Augusta Chronicle.
STARVED TO DEATH IN BED.
Pitiable Dsatll of Congressman Smalls
Step Daughter.
The Palmetto Post of the 25th hist.,
says: Charlotte Williams, a step
daughter of Congressman Smalls, was
found dead in her bed on Monday morn
ing, in Beaufort, under circumstances of
the greatest poverty and neglect. When
hep two little children woke up they
found their mother stiff and cold beside
them. The damp, squalid apartment
m which she was found was the base
ment of an old neglected house, with no
window panes in the sashes and the
fireplace without a spark of lire or a
cinder, and her only covering was a
thin quilt upon a rickety bedstead, and
some meagre furniture and tinwerc about
the dirty floor. A bottle of gin with
lightwood chips steeped in it was at the
bedside, The spectacle of poverty aud
squalor as presented tu the jury of in
quest was siekeneuing. She was a lewd
woman, to be sure, but no more than
some of the well-to-do of her race. The
colored men. composing she jury were
loud in their condemnation of Smalls for
his neglect of her. A verdict was
rendered that she came to her death from |
want ofattenliou.
A Iiu]>i<y l-'amJly.
A strange story?so slrauge that in
fiction iL would be condemned for its im
possible situation-comes from Milwau
kee. Five years ago, Mrs. Hcrucmnu.
wife of William Hcrncman submit
ted quietly loadivorcc lor which he sued
on the ground that she had borne him
no children. William soon afterward
married again, aud now has two children.:
About two months ago ho removed to
Milwaukee from' Michigan, where lie had
divorced his first wile. A lew days la
ter the lirsi wifn arrived in Milwaukee,
aud begged so pilcousiy lo be near her!
Ibrmer husband, whom she said she still
loved more than life, li.ai Mr. Ilcnicman
aud hi:; present wife look her In ns hutise
keeper. They are now ?11 living under
the same roof, and ilii' former who I
sc< ms to he exceedingly grau lid for her
privileges and font I of her former hus
band's children. The love thateanurge
a wo;,!;:!? to accept this Situation ma-;
be irresistible.- Chicago N'evvs.
The Host salve m tkJ'wor! dVnr Cuts.
Bruises. Sores. I-leers. Sub Rheum.;
Fever Sores. Tetter. Chuppcd Ihm !-.
Chilblains. Corns, and Skin* I'ruplieiis.
and positively cures Piles, or iVi pay
required. It is guaranteed iogrve perfect
satislact:??:j. or moncv rchmdt I. Price
25 cento per box. For sale by Dr. ,T.
CWanunmaker.
T1 );: ?' if , v / cr. ?? ? ; ?:
SA^GEBTJRGr, S. C, TH
IN A BAD FIX.
An Emigrant Agent Named Walker Makes
Many Other Walkers.
A correspondent of the Laurensville
Herald, writing from Waterloo in that
county, says: "On the 13th of Febru
ary Mr. Walker,thc emigrant agent that
skipped by the light of the moon from
our town last year, stepped off the train
to take a look at our town. He recog
nized some faces, and said he would pay
us a visit soon. The next day Mr.
Boyd, bis sub-agent, appeared in our
town, demoralized the labor. For some
distance around all the negroes that
could be induced to go to Arkansas be
gan to collect at the depot, with their
baggage, ready to take the special train
that Mr. Boyd had ordered for them.
They spent three days waiting for a
special train. In the meantime" Mr.
Boyd had left for Greenwood to hasten,
on the special train. On Friday forty-:
seven colored and- one white emigrant
left our -town for Arkansas. They
were stopped at Greenwood to change
cars for Atlanta. Five days have pass
ed, and they arc still at Greenwood,
without transportation, money or food?
with their baggage locked up in the de
pot, being held as security for freight
charges. The most of them are anx
ious to return to Waterloo, and some of
them have endeavored to get Ihcir for
mer employers to pay their way back to
Waterloo: but our citizens seem dispos
ed to let them freeze out. Boyd basin
deed left them m a helpless condition.
At this writing,. Monday 22d we learn
that the most of them are walking back
to Waterloo and have, left their baggage
in the depot at Greenwood. The white
emigrant alluded to is Hobt. Ilendersou,
son of James Henderson, of St. Albau's
Grecnvill countye. His lather would do
Well to make immediate search for him."
"LAY ON MCDUFF."
The Korshaw Gazette on the Threat of the
Fertilizer Companion
Two of the greatest drains upon our
country since the late war, without com
mensurate good, (in our judgment.) has
beeu worthless insurance companies and
trilling fertilizers. They have sapped
deep, aud to the quick.' They have play
ed a heavy game upon the upright, hon
est working mau, and these wounds are
slow to heal: leaving bchiud them scars
deep-cut aud lasting.
The old insurance business, which
was a tarnish uponall honorable trans
actions in most cases, is about dead and
a new, healthy growth has taken its
placoj but Its counterpart still stalks
boldly in the noon-day sunlight, seeking
whom it may devour. It bears the
geutle and euphonious name of fertilizer,
and although no good seems to come
from most of it, it frowns and kicks if its
utter worthlessness is shown up to those,
whSsorarronogC itrseeks. :' '
Recently some of the shortcomings of
these manufactures have beeu brought,
to light by a careful and thorough
analysis. This is public property, and
the newspapers taking hold have so used
it. For this sin, libel is threatened, war
is declared and general destruction made
imminent. It is indeed laughable?we
should say contemptible if it were sor
rious; but, alas, it is nothing. As well
might a paper be libelled for calling
Benedict Arnold a traitor, or Judas Is
cariot a betrayer.
"Lay on, MoDulf, and damned lie he
who first cries mold, enough.'"
SHOT DOWN IN THE STREETS
St. Louis Dentists Ifigkt it out Oil the Side
walk to the Dentil.
St. Louis, Feb. 25.?Dr. Edward II.
Coatcs shot and fatally wounded Dr.
A. B. Keith, tit the corner of Four
teenth and Pine streets, this morning.
Both of the men are dentist, audit is
stated that jealousy lias existed be
tween them for a long time. Mr. Coatcs
has been endeavoring for a year past to
procure a divorsc from his wife, but has
been . unsuccessful in his efforts. Dr.
Keith has. in the meantime, been the
defender and sympathizer of Mrs.
Coatcs. He has been accused by the
lady's husband of improper relations
with her. Coatcs has been despondent
for some time, and this morning an
nounced his intention of drowning him
self, and started for the river to carry
out his purpose, but upon emerging
from the house he met Dr. Keith, and
alter an interchange of some hot words
he accused Dr. Keith of having caused
all his im happiness, and the latter deny
ing it a struggle ensued, both men fail
ing to the ground. Upon Keith's rising
aud attempting to walk away his anlag
ouist drew a revolver Ironi his pomui
and fired it with the above result. Dr.
Keith was taken to the city hospital,
where he died at 1.40 this afternoon.
Darned in Deuth.
On Friday night hisl the house of Bill
Crafton, colored, who lives iicar'lhc Old
Wells, was destroyed by lire. His sou
Charley, eighteen years of age, aslccq
at the time, was burned up, as also hisr
daughter Lula, fourteen years of age.
and a colored man, who lived m ar Wil
liston, S. C The father only escaped
by iho cracking or bursting of a mirror
which stood near the head of his bed.
the noise of winch av.-nkc him. In the
house at the time was a boul fifty dollars
hi ni nicy and it is surmised thai probnl ly
robbery preceded the lire.? Edgciicld
Advertiser.
Dn>i?a Dead While Unking?Snccrli.
Des Moixe.3, [o\v.\. February 25.? j
Judge James T. Mitchell of Nebraska
while addressing the convention ofllic
early Iowa law makers in this city this
evening dropped iL..,' on the il.mr of
the opera house. lie was ju.sl conclud
ing his speech wiln the sentence. "J
love ihy n] ] toldicK of Ii ".va!" when he
?ell to the floor, dying immediate! v.
-??' inured services \v< re h< Id this even
ing. i!i- fonner law partner, Fred
Lehman of this city, and several promi
nent ?.:(Isen* of iho Stale made ad
dresses.
URSDAY, MARCH 4, 181
THE WAY TO DO IT.
A NEGRO LYNCHED ON ACCOUNT OF
A GROSS OUTRAGE.
Indignant Citizens of Spartaulrarg Hang
tho Assailant of Mrs. Lancaster on a
Tree In the Slain Street.
SpartaxnuKG. S. C, March 1.?
Abe Thomson, the negro committed to
jail here yesterday7, for a felonious as
sault ou Mrs. Laucaster. near Glenn
Springs, last Friday, was taken from
prison this afternoon by a crowd of citi
zens without disguises, and carried to a
grove on Main Street, about half a mile
from the Courthouse, and hanged to
the-limb of a tree. lie was about 20
years old and of brutal passions. He
assiuilted a negro woman last, week, but
she'being very strong resisted him. He
also attacked a white woman on Friday,
i who'escaped him. This was before he
! came across his unfortunate victim.
Mrs. Lancaster- is a bUrhly esteemed
'woman, the mother of two children, and
about to become a mother again. While.:
in jail-Thomson confessed to the crime, |
and when they carried him out to the
grove he was asked If he had anything !
to edy.i He said: "Yea; I did UuTdced. j
? I do not know what made me do it. 1
; deserve-to be hanged. Give mc a little
time to pray." After praying awhile j
he was swung up and .left [hanging.
Several persons in the crowd were
drunk;, but the greater number were
sober. Coroner Evins is now holding
an inquest. He will take charge of the
body and have it buried. The banging ;
took place at o'clock, and at 7 the
town is as quiet us Sunday. Several
colored men wero in the crowd that
entered the jail. The keys were taken
by force from the jailer,, whose hand
was lacerated in the scuffle.?Xcws and
Courier._
AT APPEAL TO COTTON PLANTERS
Lei them Unito Together to Protect Them
selves from the Speculators.'
Memphis, Texx., February 2C?
The Inter-State.Agricultural Conven
tion, which has been in session at Jack
sou, Tenn., since Wednesday, adjourn
ef-this evetiing. The following resolu
tion Was adopted, with an amendment
to include breadstuffs aud Ions products
as Veil as cotton:
The Yoanipulation by speculators of
the cotton crop of 1885-SG, which so de
pressed prices that they have fallen be
low the actual cost of production, forces
upon the planters of the South the
necessity of" relieving themselves, as far
as in their power lies, from the influence
of so ruinous a system as that which
now controls the chief exportable pro
ducts of the country, and with this end in
view the representatives of the agricul
tural interests of Tennessee, in couveh
?ii^Tr^ssTOblcdr' yaii upon., our brother
plimtors or all the"' Southern States to
protect themselves by united action.
Emboldened by past success, the specu
lator has lixed the standard price for the
cotton crop of 1880-87. This, he has
done before the seed has been put in the
ground, or even the ploughs have been
started. Cotton futures for the mouths
of October, Xobcmbcr and December,
1880, and January. 1887, are to day
quoted in Xcw York at from 8.70 to
8.85, according to months. This means
not exceeding 8:] cents for middling cot
ton iu Xcw YorK, or SJ cents at the
principal shipping ports o.f the South, j
including such cities as Xcw Orleans,!
Charlaston, Savannah, Augusta. Mobile.
Galvcston and Memphis. Middling col
ton at these cities selling for cents j
means not more than 7] ccuts to the i
planter, who must pay freight, insur
ance and regular commission charges,
which generally average from :,' to 1
cent per pound. Xow, iu view of these '
conditions, so ruinous to our interests,
wc appeal to the intelligence ol the cot- !
ton-grower, and ask linn can he pay the j
expense of fanning and make even a*
bare living by selling cotton at 7.' edits |
! per pound J1 The answer is already j
j given iu the negative. The next ques-i
lion following upon this is : What is the
remedyr We answer: 'Diversifiedcrops;
plant one-third less cotton and more
grain and grasses, raise, hogs and hominy,
let cotton be the surplus crop, instead of
producing six and a half million indes
make only four and a half million bales.
By tins means wc may realize a large
i price for our labor, and at the same time i
; live independently of speculating sharks
? who prolit by our losses. In addition
to this, the Legislatures of each of the I
Southern States should be petitioned to
make dcallings for future delivery, un
less cotton is actually on hand to sell ?
and is actually delivered to the contract
ing purchaser, a felony punishable by
line and imprisonment, not less than one
thousand dollars aud two years in the
penitentiary. The time, is now pro
pitious for united action, and we appeal
to the press of the South to aid us in our
eflbrls by giving every publicity to this
protest, an appeal which we ferl cannot :
but result beneficially if prompt m ac
tion and lived up to honestly.
A Little Iii i?>.
Billic Hucthins, ofLawroueeville, Ga..
is a hero. A can of powder dropped into
a basket ol chips and was thrown on ibe
lire before which stood BilHc's ihre- Y.i
lle girls. The boyjumpedforihecan.but
just asbc seized it the powder explod i '..
The Hille girls wer:- not hin t at all. but
:l:c boy v,;;.; badly burned, -on:,- one
asked him why be grabbed the powder, j
No answered as well as lie could, for he
was siisi'ernit; intensely. "To save the
girls."
G::.ii;iFebruary 2.3.?Tis? sb-uv
house ?>!'W". j;. L'leey, . u Main f.lrcr-1
was lolally d? *troyctl by dre lais i:: CU
ing. It ? ? Uppo: e ; i... have be<ui the
?15.000. It war insured In the fedioxv-;
ing companies: I'lieislx.' Iloyal, Liver
pool. London and Glo! ' "itv of Lon
don and Tnuisatlanlic. Tola! Insurance
$11.000. ;
PMC
CRESCENT BONE FERTILIZER.
What Commissioner Rutler Say*?The
Fanner has Received More than he has
Paid for.
To dealers selling and farmers using
the "Crescent11:
Gentlemen:?Some of the nc wspa
pcrs in South Carolina have recently
published a sensational article headed,
"Fraud in Fertilizers." in which a large
number of the best and most popular
brands are stigmatized as fraudulent and
'armcrs arc advised to "shun" them.
This charge is baseless and arises from
misapprehension on the part of the
Editor who published the original article.
It docs great injustice to many honora
ble and prominent gentlemen, and works
injury to the farmers, by misleading
them and creating unfounded doubt and
suspicion of the best Fertilizers, causing
them to purchase articles of lower
grade.
By reference to the Official Report of
the Commissioner of Agriculture, which
refers to Fertilizers sold and used a year
ago, it will be found that those in the so
called "Black List" in nearly every
instance exceeded in commercial value
tiie guarantee given by the manufacturer
and that where the Slate Chemist shows
a falling oil" in any Special Fcrtillzca'ni
any one constituent, it is more than
made up by an excess in others*, in other
words, the average of the Fertilizer was
better than the guarantee and "the Far
mer has received more than he Haid for."
One of the most palpable cases show
ing the groundlessness of the charge dl
"Fraud," is that of the Georgia Chemi
cal Works. Acid Phosphate (of Augusta
Georgia.) Their guarantee was 10per
cent," available Phosphoric Acid and 1
per cent of Potash, Commercial value
$14.00. The State Chemist makes the
sample he analyzed show 12.35 per
cent. Available Phosphoric Acid, (b9S
Potash, Commercial value .$17,04, or an
excess of $3.06 in Available Phosphoric
Acid aud a deficiency of 2 per cent in
Potash, and so with many others, show
ing the utter absurdity of the charge of
"Fraud." Variations in Analysis are
impossible to avoid, and Prof. Shcpard,
former State Chemist of South Carolina,
tells me he cannot in scarcely any in
stance make two Analyses of the same
sample and get the same per-centages.
Analyses arc simply approximations
indicating the average quality of the
Fertilizers, ? for it is impossible for any
man who lias ever lived, or will live, to
mix millions of pounds of four or five
different ingredients and have every
tcaspoonful to contain exactly the same
proportion of each constituent to the
100th part of a grain. Isold about 1,
700 tons of the Crcsent in South Caroli
na last year, or 3,400,000 lbs., which
were mixed with the utmost care and
contained the best ingredients, but not
withstanding ..this fact, no two separate
tcaspoonful would analyze by auy Che
mist, exactly the same in Available
Phosphoric Acid, Ammonia, and Potash,
if one ingredient overran, the other
would probably fall below.
The Commissioner's report shows
most of the Fertilizers not italicized were
sold on a low guarantee generally .S per
cent of Available Phosphoric Acid. 2
per cent of Ammonia, and 1 percent of
Potash.
Commissioner Butler, writes me as
follow:', in regard I" the "Crescent11 sold
last year:
Static or South Carolina, j
Department of Agriculture, >
Columbia. S. C. Feb..' 19, 1880.)
Mr, Ferry M. DeLeon. Suvannah, Ga.
Dear Sir:?Upon the evidence pre
sented to me. I am satisfied that an
unintentional error was committed by
the party representing the firm selling
Crcsent IJonc Fortilizcr at Sparlanbtirg
last season, and by the agent represent
ing the Department of Agriculture, in
reporting that the guarantee on sacks
was Available Phosphoric Acid, 9j per
cent, Ammonia, 2:j per cent. Potash,'2;
per cent, and that the same should have
been, Available.Phosphoric Acid, !> per
cent, Ammonia. 2 per cent. Potash, 2
per cent.
And the Commercial Value therefor
would have been 919,70, instead ol s23,
fi8, as printed in the Official Report ol
Analyses of Fertilizers. Our Analyses
of Crescent Bone gives you, Available
Phosphoric Acid, 8 I I per cent. Ammo
nia, 2 ol per cent, Potash, 2 2.S per cent.
Commercial Value $20.09, as against
your guarantee o/'819.70.
Yours truly,
A. P. Butler.
Commissioner of Agriculture.
In other words the Crescent was $1.00
per ton better than the guarantee, aud
the identical goods in question were
hugely used last year and gave general
satisfaction, and by the analyses ol
Pro,'. Liebigof Baltimore, a Chemist of
national reputation, were fully up to
gnaraulce in eeery vuhalUucid. I have
some thousand tons stored al the ."--?".itli
Carolina liailroad, which I'pof. Shcpard
i- now analyzing aud as soon as receiv
ed, ! will nublish the Analyses. You
can rely on the Crescent being a first
idass Fertilizer in all respects and upon
its spring satisfactory results with pro
I.er care and cultivation in average
fons. Feuuv M. OkI.kon.
i;.. died d> !?;?;?.; Ii Inn . Tmyi
Detroit, Micir.. Fob 25.?This
morning Alexander Hose, an employee
of the Electro Light Company, asceii I d
the lower at Gratis avenue and Mack
(?lre?'t for tSic purpose of replacing burn
ed out carbons, lie ha ! just reach d
the platform at the lop when ho sud
denly fell "V? r the railing and came
down headforemost to the ground, a
distance of 150 feet. II ;s b ?ly was horri
bly iiuiiigtcd and he lived but a abort
lime, lie was twenty three wars of
e ?1.50 peb axnuaL
A BLOODY TilAGEDY.
KILLED HIS WIFE AND THEN BLEW
OUT HIS OWN BRAINS
j Mysterious "Wife-Murder au<l Suicide by it
Stranger from North Cnr^liuu?'Nine
Orphuns.
GltEEXVILLK, March 2.?A horrible
tragedy occurred .at Piedmont llr&morn
ing. James W. King, a resident of
[Piedmont, after accompanying fr> the
I depot Iiis brother-in-law Philips, who
took the up-freight train, returned to his
j dwelling in the village, murdered his wife
I by stabbing her in tiie breast and tin oat
j with a knife, and after this bloody deed
: cut his own throat.
Parties who suspected something
j wrong broke open the door of then- room
land found Mrs. King lying on the floor'
I in a pool of blood and her husband lying
j across her, both dead, and ihe knife
? lying in King's breast. What led to
this dreadful event seems to be. wrapt in
; mystery Evidently King and his wife
j did not live amicably together. A cir
, cumstauce creating this belief is that
King bad recently notified merchants
of Piedmont not to let his wife have
goods.ou his account. King earned his
I Hying by ditching and some of his chil
'J'drcn worked as .operatives in the Pied
? mont Factory, Hut little can be learned
J of the people. They came to Piedmont
' as strangers from North Carolina. It .
' is surmised that King had some family
trouble and had become insane when he
committed the awful tragedy. King
was about forty-live or fifty years of
age. They 'leave, it is said, nine chil
dren several of them very young.
A GHOST-HAUNTED COMMUNITY
The Scene of it Tripple Tragedy Said tobe
the Iloiti:? of I'erturbv-tl Spirits.
NEW HAVEN, February 2-3.?The
residents of Kilhngworth, a quiet little
towu on the Sound, are very much ex
ercised over a haunted house. On a
, lonely road near the centre of the town
stands an old house of peculiar con
struction. It was in this mansion that,
a decade ago, Mrs. Horace Higgins cut
the throats of her three children while
they were asleep. They were buried in
the village charchyard, and although the
other graves there arc covered in sum
mer with an abundant growth of grass,
not a blade ever grows on the graves of
the children.
Their mother was adjudged insauc aud
confined in a room overlooking the
graves, and every night until she died
she would stand at the window gazing
on the clock in the church tower near
by, moaning and craving pardon for her
crimes.
For many years the house had the
reputation of being haunted, aud it al
most continuously remained tenantless
until last summer, when the Hay family
of Boston took it as a summer residence.
The first night they slept there the two
tenants were nearly scared to death by
the apparition* of a woman in White
.standing at their bedroom window.
Loud aud unearthly noises echoed
through the house. The. next night Mr.
and Mrs. Hay say they saw the appari
tion and they promptly gave up the
house, Recently only these facts were
learned by the villagers aud since then
several weird sights have, it is said,
i been seen in the old mansion.
~ GOING HOME.
, The Chhmiuoji Getting Kcudj to Leave
the In it.-.! States.
Wong' ( 'hing Foo, a Cliiiie.se lawyer
from New York, who has been attend
ing sonic court proceedings in St. Louis,
is quoted as authority for the statement
that lue Chinese community in St. Louis
has received what is alleged to be a
genuine copy or an Imperial Proclama
tion, requesting that on?or before the
fifteenth day of the liftb moon of the
present year (May l;3) all subjects of
the Tai Tszing Empire (China) now re
siding in the L'niled Slates of America
return home, and instructing them that
upon application to their Consuls free
transportation will be provided from any
part of the Tjnited Slates to any part of
the Chinese Empire, except the pro
vinces of ToUllg Tung, whose cilizeus,
because of superior numbers, are rc
quired to pay hall fare. The proclama
tion, while ii embodies no threats,
I broadly intimates that the Chinese Uov
[ eminent intends to speedily retaliate
I upon the American export trade and
i American residents in China for the
j long-continued outrages upon Lite Cht
i uesc in VX\< country. This design, if
carried out, will destroy an annual rx
? port of fJ.S0.0O0.O0ii and expose 9.000
Americans to the terrors of Imperial
' prosecution. Most of the SO.OOO ('hina
, men in litis country at-.: ?"?[?? led (?>
I obey Ihe proclamation.
The lllalr Hill.
The IJiair Kduealionnl bid appropr
iates in iIs present form ?7,000.000 Ihe
! first year, si".' >?>.? 00 the second, ?13,
000.000 the third. Sio.000.000 Uus
f-jurlh, vi 1.00 1.0 ? tin filth, t'.'.'?'0,000
the sixth. vT.' ?0.< thescvi iithand ?j,
000.000 the eighth year. The money is
lo be di.-trbul;-! ;:a: ; .!ie Stales and
Territories u:i the ' asis ?. I illiteracy, and
no .- late or Tt iTilnry is lo participate in
; the benefits of the bill that doe. not
provide a Ireo school system. Sepcralc
schools fur white and colored children
iare uot reckoned a violation of Lhi.- eon
.lonateau Reynolds >? Pembroke.Me..
i:j an avctl mail who has aiwavs gloried
in being called an inii.Ld. Laslbiiuduy,
lie caused to he iv :d in ihe Methodist
i.-ulpii !'! Pembroke :i duration nc i
by h!m. in which !.?? >:>M: ??! dpslrc "now
tocotmleraci the evil 1 may have
i .iv.-i i. ! believe I? ?:? a | er on to live
and die happy they must believe in the
Lord ?.-;> Chri ' as recorded hi tho
Scripture-." Years, ?:? m--! e.-r-s.
when tliev -' n't taken ma:.'s senses'
away, bring .". man lo his senses,

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