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-1 CHARLESTON MYSTERY.
A GHOST ON THE PUBLIC STREETS
CAUSING IMMENSE EXCITEMENT.
Crowds Gathering to See It?Views Taken
at a Safe Olstance?a Citizen Ventures
Near und is Sent Flying Home?Pistol
Halls Haie no llUect on It.
There bak been immense excitement
for the past two weeks on "Meeting,
about Calkoun street, caused by the
uightly appeareuce of a strangely*ac
ting apparition, like a woman in black.
It is tall, wears no hat, ami regularly at
the dead hour of night perambulates the
vicinity. It is unapproachable, and
regardless of the crowd that gazes at it,
and the carious remarks and inquires
made abouv its singular conduct, carries
out its programme. Although it is but
a woman lii appearance, it lias inspired
sucfc fear taat no one will venture to go
close to it, or endeavor at short range to
discover its identity. Whom it is, and
where it came from, and where it disap
? pears to tire mysteries unsolved. A
prominent citizen a few da}-s ago de
termined to look in its face to see if
possible what it was, but he had no
sooner got within good teach of it when
it gave him a blow- that made him stag
ger. He drew his pistol and tired away
at the" object, and expected to see ?
lifeless corpse on the pavement, but
when the wnoke cleared away there it
was, as before. This was too much for
his nerves at that time of night, and he
took to his heels aud made a bee line
for "his home. His door being locked,
he jumped the fence and fell sprawling
on the.groand. He then breathed freer,
but with'bated breath. About midnight
there can be seen bold and intrepid men.
with an arsenal of arms about them,
dodging around the tree-boxes, peeping
at the weired spirit?but will not venture
near. Parties of a dozen or more men
have nightly volunteered to solve this
mysterious ghost, but uoue have been
bold enough to unravel the mystery.
The citizens can be seen late at night at
their windows peeping out of their bowed
blinds with fear and trembling, anxious
ly looking for the nightly visit of this
awful thing. Men, women and children,
white and colored, are on tip-toe of
excitement about the ghost, the citizens
in the Upper Wards are gathering
tosether at the street corners discus
sing the ghost question, aud committees
of strong armed men are being formed
to patrol the quarter indicated, to see
if they cannot ascertain the cause of the
trouble, and allay excitement. No one
has yet had the hardihood to meet the
apparitiou face to face, fearing the
consequences. The ghost must be
captured and disposed ot in some way.
If it c?mjot betalwu-by. fdtce, It must oe
-overcome by strategy." Auy way will
do, so long that positive results are
reached. The public pulse needs relief.
THE ANARCHIST MURDERERS.
a Perfect Volume of Indictments Against
the Chicago Gang.
Chicago, May 29.?It is learned
' that Spies, Schwab, Fielden, Parsons,
Fischer, Engel, Lingg, Seliger, Schnau
bel and Neebe were indicted under six
charges. The first two are contained in
two voluminous indictment, in which
the defendant are named collectively.
One of these is the "bornb" indictment,
which charge them with wilful murder
in igniting a fuse and casting a bomb
into the ranks of the police; the other
is the same except that "revolvers and
bullets" is used iu place of "bonib."
Besides these there is an indictment
against each of the ten men named
charging them as individuals with the
crime of murder by bomb throwing, and
also another set of indictments charging
them with murder by pistol shots. In
addition to the two series of indictments
charging the defendants with murder
there is also a series charging the ten
personsnhmed with "conspiracy to mur
der." These words "conspiracy to mur
der" taking the place in this series of
the words "kill" and "kill and mur
der," which are mentioned iu the first
two series. Six conspiracy indictments
each in turn charge conspiracy to kill
and murder the six officers who have so
far died from the effects of wounds re
ceived during the riot of May 4th. The
first named of the deceased officers aud
the name of another being given in each
indictment, one name only being given
in one indictment._
A Train Wrecked.
A special from Bound Knob, N. C,
to the Charlotte Observer says: The
following is a correct statement of the
disaster at Mill creek near Bonnd Knob.
A new truss bridge of 110 feet span had
but a short while been completed across
Mili creek, and to-day. as freight! train j
KNo. 4 approached the bridge", the first
Car next to the engine was derailed by a I
broken wheel. As the train ran on the I
bridge the broken truck ripped up the
guard rail and knocked out a portion of j
the main braces, which caused a com-!
plete wreck of the structure, and nine
teen cars, most of which were loaded
with coal, were spilled into the creek.'
Engineer Kerby bad his leg broken just
above the knee. The train was under
full control and running very slowly.
The#trai:i hands on top saw the cars
going into the stream and all jumped
off witho.it slightest injury.
Murdered by His Own Sons.
Mountain Grove. Mo., May 2D.?
Sunday morning Wayne Anderson, a
wealthy farmer of this county, was
fouud murdered here. He attended the
Masonic Lodge Saturday night, leaving
the hall about 12:30 a. m.. aud started
home, two miles aud a hall north. He
was found Sunday morning lying on his
back, shot iu the throat aud breast.
Yesterday, during the Coroner's in
quest, two sons of the deceased, Ed.
and Henry, and a companion named
Ewing Sanders, confessed the crime.
5<Ool M Glo7cr Jan 1, 'SC . Q
HE TOASTED JEFF DAVIS.
Mr. Saumlers Hauled Over the Coals after
Siting a Good Stroke of B?sinens.
NEW Yokk. May 25.?Comrade S.
M. Saunders of Moun t Yernon. in West
cliester Couuty.a member of Farnsworth
Post 170, G. A. R.. bas estranged him
self ftbm fellowship in the post, and has j
imperilled his standing as a patriot in j
! the' village of ins res"'<mce. by having |
(proposed tiic health ci*Jefferson Davis'
1 at the centennial anniversary of the
Chatham Artillery nt Savannah, Geor-1
! gia. in the early" part of May. At a
iheeting of Farnsworth Post, in Mount;
Yernou, on last Friday night, there was
a short discussion of the matter, aud
Major Jenkins, Commander of the post,
and a clerk in the New York Custom
House, was directed to learn from
Captain Saunders the facts iu the case.
Captain Saunder's reply lias hardly
served to allay tlie excitement, for he
not only admits having proposed Jell"
Davis's health, but lie refers to the re
sponse of the ex-President of the Con
federacy as ''containing more bright and
loyal expressions in sympathy with the
federation of this great country tha?
could be expressed by a hundred*thous
and men who really do not know the
great principles of the Christian faith?
peace, forgiveness to all mankind."
) Since the receipt of this letter from
Mr. Saunders a proposal to court mar
tial him has been discussed, and there
is some feeling in Mount Vernon that
he should be dismissed from the G. A.
R. of the State. Others in the post are
in favor of asking his resignation, as be
im; the easiest way out of the present
embarrasenicnt, and it is possible that
this latter course will be pursued. ( Cap
tain Saunders' brother-in-law, who has
j undertaken his defense, says that Cap
tain Saunders acted in -Iiis individual
capacity, an 1 not as a representative of
the G. A. R. He admits, also, that he
acted as he did partly from politic
motives, as he has commercial dealings
with the South as a wine merchant.
In fact it turns out that Mr. Saunders
had been iu Savannah for a week before
the banquet, and had worked up a fine
trade. In particular he had sold to the
Chatham Artillery 200 cases of his ex
cellent champagne, which, in point of
fact, was the very brand iu which he
pledged the health of Mr. Davis, and
which doubtless inspired the latter
gentleman to utter the bri; ht and loyal
expressions of sympathy referred to.
Mr. Saunders is a member of the Old
Guard of this city.
A HEINOUS CRIME.
A Father Hunted in Tivo States Kor An
sault on His Own Daughter.
S Skeaff^cCarley^centlj' received n
letter from a p?rty near Charlotte, j
North Carolina, making Inquiries about
one George Moore, formerly of this
County, who had been committed to jail
in Mecklenburg for an outrageous as
sault upon his own daughter. Some
time in February he left this County,
and it was reported that the colored
people around him had threatened to
lynch him, as it was believed that he
had again assaulted the same girl, who
is only about fifteen years ol age. When
he left he took the" girl with him and
located near Charlotte, and as stated
above lias been arrested and lodged in
jail on a charge of rape. When he left
here he changed his name to Robert
Hall, and under this name he was ar
rested. His right name is George
Moore, and he is a notorious character.
In 1873 he was tried and convicted of
manslaughter, and was sentenced by
Judge Mackey to life imprisonment. He
was pardoned after being in prison for
several years by Governor Hampton,
and returned to this County. In 1883
he was again tried and convicted of
larceny of live stock, and sentenced to
imprisonment in the Penitentiary. His
term expired a little over a year ago,
and he had been living in the County
until February, when he left for the rea
ison above stated.?Winnsboro News
and Herald, May 26.
A Distressing Occurrence.
Wolfeborugh, X. H.. May 28.?
Yesterday afternoon Rev. T. C. Jerome,
pastor of the Congregational Church of
this village, with his two sons aud
daughter and a young man named Davis,
went out on the lake on a fishing excur
sion, and failed to return at 3 o'clock as
expected. A steamer which arrived at
four o'clock reported having seen
I an overturned boat near Janmstown
I Island. Search was made and late in
j the eveuiug the bodies of the whole party
; were recovered. Mr. Jerome was a
; wealthy gentleman, owning about I
j $250,000 worth of property. He came j
l from New York two years ago. Irene \
Jerome, the artist and authoress, is a
sister ot the deceased.
Why There is Talk of Lynching.
Chattanooga, Tenn.. May 25.?
i A young confectioner uamed Graffin
j Ay res was arrested here to-day charged
I with a nameless crime towards two of;
j his young sisters. One of them has
I given birth to a child. He made three |
! attempts to commit suicide when he
learned that his guilt had been discover
ed. He is in jail and there is talk ot
j Frightful Eruption of Mount .Etna.
i Catania, Sicily, May 27.?The
lava from Mount iKtna is advancing to- j
wards Nicolosi at the rate of forty metres ,
! hourly, aud is now one kilometre of'
' the town. The adjacent country is I
; also menaced and the inhabitants are \
' flying from their homes. All the!
streams and water courses in the district j
j have dried up and a water famine
j To keep cool during the aproaching
j warm weather drink ice water kept in
Coolers bought from P. W. Cantwell, |
j in them the ice keeps longer, water
tastes better, and they are the best and ?
! cheepest to be found. Call and exmine. I
RAiNTGrEBITEGr, S. C, TH
MURDER WILL OUT.
MAXWELL MAKES A CONFESSION OF
The Secret Divulged to a Detective In Jail
M a Forger?Preller Injected -with Mor
| pliln? mtfl Tlien 4,Klxe?l" irltll Chloro
St Louis, May 24.?Iu the Maxwell
trial to-day some sensational evidence
was given by J. F. McCullough, a de
tective who under the direction of Detec
tive Furlong, District Attorney Clover
i and his assistant, McDonald, forged a
j check on an Eastern house and presented
! it at one of the city banks.
Lie was arrested and placed in jail arifl
i assigned a cell adjoining that of Max
j well. He testified that immediately
! after his incarceration he introduced him
self to Maxwell and worked himself into
j his confidence, and about ten days after
j wards he became eDgnged in conversa
tion Wltn -Maxwell about the murder
case. During the coversation. defen
dant told witness that the only point in
his case about which he felt uncertain
and uneasy was that concerning the
money. lie said that if he could only
prove that he had plenty of money when
i Preller came to St. Louis he would have
i no doubts about a speedy acquittal.
! Witness offered to fix that all right, but
told defendant that he must know all
j about the case or he could do nothing.
: Maxwell then made a free and full con
: fession of all the particulars of the case,
beginning with his first acquaintance
with Preller on ship board. He noticed
that Preller had in Iiis P9seession a large
amouut ol money; how that they
separated in Boston, Preller going to
Philadelphia arid Maxwell coming to
St. Louis. Defendant in his confession
said that on Friday night after Preller
joined him in this city he- told him
(Maxwell) that it would be impossible
i for him to pay defendant's way to Auck
| land, whither they had arranged to go
j together. This, said defendant to wit
ness, angered him greatly, and he
) determined then to "fix" him for his
i meanness. On the following night he
I and Preller were sitting in the former's
j room, when the latter complained of
! severe pains in his side. Maxwell said,
j "Oh! 1 can fix that all right; I have
j treated such cases before." He then
injected hyperdermically into his friend's
arm a sufficient amount of morphine to
I render him unconscious. After he had
been In this condition for some time he
! bound a cloth saturated with chloro
! form about his friend's head, aud this, he
confessed to witness, "ended the busi
ness." He then secured all of Prellex's
money, about $6,800 in all, besides npst
of his valuable personal efi'ec.isV .au&J
planned his escape, tljs-detnffs'orw^rMr*
are so well known._
A TENTY-ONE YEAR MYSTERY.
Sickness Wrings Confession from a Vener
able and Wealthy Manieren
On the night of May 24, 1865, just
twenty-one years ago, Joseph Titus, a
colored man, living In Burlington, K.
J.. disappeared lrom bis home. Six
months afterward his body was found
buried on au island in the Delaware
River, directly opposite the town. The
skull was fractured and there were evi
dences of other wounds. Although the
best detectives in the. State attempted
to solve the'mystery it could not be un
raveled. Soon after the finding of the
body John Wesley Garwood, a prosper
ous farmer, left the town and took up
his residence in Durand Station, Michi
gan . Last Thursday Mayor Silpath re
ceived a letter from John Husten,
Sheriff of bhawassa county, Michigan,
which stated that an old resident of
Duraud's Station, John Wesley Gar
wood, had been sick for a long time and
the doctor who was attending him had
given lnm up. During his illness Gar
wood had asked to have an interview
with the Sheriff, and had confessed,
while suffering from what he supposed
would be his fiual illness, that he had
murdered one Titus, in Burlington,
twenty years ago, and told bow he had
buried the body where it was found.
Garwood didn't die, however, and fear
ing the Sheriff would take some actlou
against him because of the. crime, he
went to him and begged bun uot to
expose him. The Sheriff wrote to the
Mayor, the letter' also said that Gar
wood was now about CO years old and
had become a very wealthy man. May
or Silpath has turned the letter over to
the police authorities, and they are rak
ing up all of the history of the crime
that they can. A requisition will be
issued and Garwood will be brought to
Jersey and tried for his crime.
SUICIDE IN COLUMBUS.
Accused of Infidelity, a Lady Shoots Her
self Through the Heart.
Columbus. Ga? May 28.?Yester-1
day afternoon, about 3 o'clock. Mrs.1
Silas Foster committed suicide by shoot- ]
Ing herself through the heart. i>\\c was
about 25 years old and had been married !
about two years. She and her husband
coUld uot agree. He charged her with ;
infidelity aud mistreated her on more I
than one occasion. About three weck^
ago they separated, aud Mrs. Foster i
made repeated threats that she would '
kill herself. Yesterday she fastcued
herself up in her room with a little three- j
year-old son of a neighbor, and m a'
siiort time the occupants of the bouse
were startled by the report of a pistol.'
The door was torced open and she was
found lying on the bed breathing her \
last. It is said that her miud has not
been well balanced since last Christmas,
and that she had previously attempted ,
to take her life. Foster is an employe
ol the factories. When he heard of the
suicide, this afternoon he. walked into I
his wife's room, took a look at her, and
walked out without betraying the slightest
emotion. The weapon used by Mrs.!
Foster tu taking her life was a little cap j
and ball single barrel pistol. '
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IJBSi)?Y, JIJ1S"E 3, 183(
A STRANGE ACCIDENT
A Romantic Story?Saved from a Charge
' J^*1V' ? ?' Murder.
SokgEOBGE's Bay. N. F., May 22.
A French brig arrived here Thursday
from Saint Malo, North of France,
bou^bnia"fishing expedition to Port-au- j
Ch'otar. She diverged from her course i
to fend on-shore Miss Louse Joumeaux, j
whd&was rescued from a shell boat at j
seaitboot twenty miles from the Island j
of Jersey. Herstory is this: That on '
Suw^y, April IS having left church, she
went rout boating with a gentleman
companion. -While rowing the oars
man lost one of his oars, and in the
effort/ ttf r?scue it he lost the other.
Beinijfa'gocd swimmer, he unhesitating
ly jumped over to" recover his oars.
Mennwjjile the wjnd was freshening and
the tide was settingfrom the shore. He
lost ;sigl\t of the boat and must have
sun? Jajps Journeaux was then alone,
and'during, the two days and nights was
?Tif?hgabo?t in her fragile craft, which
was ajnaOsf filled with water and at the
comply mercy ofwind and tide. When
the French., brig providentially arrived
on th&scene she was in a most hopeless
condition. She was taken on board the
brlgofcuFcared for, and failing to reach
Jersey^was brought 2,000 miles away
ffomdjome to the West coast ot New
foundland. Meantime, Fame, her com
pariidb', succeeded in reaching shore, and
a boat* was dispatched in search of the
misslirlf shell boat, but without success.
Farnerwas arrest?d next day and exam
ined ?before the Mayor of St. Heilere,
and ccfemitted to custody on a charge of
murdSsi. The sentry at Elizabeth Castle
depos^ that about" the hour of the oc
currence he heard cries of murder oil"
St. H^afcr's harbor. The circumstanci
al evidence against Fame is now dis
proved by the living woman's evideuce.
NEW USE FOR PINE STRAW.
A North Carolina Company That Makes
It Into Yarn.
"Got any uews, Captain?" asked an
Enquirer-Sun reporter of Captain G. M.
Williams, of the Swift Manufacturing
Company, yesterday evening.
'?Well, yes" replied the Captain.
"I've got something out at the mill
that Is new to me. It was sent to me
by the Acme Manufacturing Company,
whose mills are situated near Wilming
.?"What is it?" queried the reporter.
"Ifc^iSaj'am made of long leaf pine
straw., I never saw anything like it
before, and it is entirely" new use for
pine straw. The yam is somewhat of
the character of jute, and seems tobe
etuianr strong, it is said to be fine for
.biigging, and is also rccommeued for
PJUqws. and^nattresses^ as it is claimed
^Vhdcver thought of pine straw being
made into yarn or being put to any
other use than covering Irish potatoes
or the stable floor? Indeed, this is an
age of progress, and the question is,
"What next?" Who knows but what
pine Straw will yet be made into the
bagging that covers every bale of
cotton produced in this country??Co
lumbus Enquirer Sun.
SUICIDE IN NEWBERRY.
A. Negro After Quarreling With His Wife
The Newberry Observer of the 27th
instant says: On Friday last Mattison
Antney, colored, who has been living
with Mr. N. H. Young for a year or so,
about one and a half miles South of
Prosperity, committed suicide by hang
ing himself to a tree in the pasture.
He had some trouble with his wife Fri
day morning, and threatened to cut
his throat with his razor. He left the
house asying he was going to kill him
self ; but no one thought anything more
about it. He did not come home, and
it being too wet to work it was thought
that he had gone to hi9 father's. He was
found Monday morning, and Coroner
Bass held the inquest. The jury found
a verdict that the deceased came to his
death by hanging at his own hands.
The razor was found upon Iiis person
when examined. It was evident from
the struggles that he endeavored to save
himself after stepping off the. fence, as
he was astride the fence, when found,
and his face showed that he had a strug
gle, as it was scratched up considerably
where it had come in contact with the
body of the tree.
The French Princes.
The French Radicals have made
another effort to compass the expulsion
of the Orleans princes, and this time
they will probably succeed. The Cabi
net is reported to be in favor of it by a j
majority of one, and the Chamber is
more radical than the Cabinet. The
proposition is an unwise one and the1
best politicians are at present, as they |
have been heretofore, opposed to in-1
creasing the popularity of a rather patri
Otic family by making martyrs of its !
members. Nevertheless their claims
are preposterous and intolerable and
they obstinately refuse to abandon a jot
of them, and the Republic is too precious :
to too many people lor it to be expected i
that what bears evcu a superficial resem
blance to a standing meuance of it
should be viewed with equanimity or
even wisdom bv the masses interested in
Its preservation. It is not in any dan-?
,'er, bet it is difficult to persuade French j
Republicans that it is not when they
observe the airs the Orleans family has
riven itself lately.
The Charleston Oil Mill Sold.
Charleston, S. C. May 27.?The i
Charleston Oil Mill was sold to-day for;
the benefit of the creditors of the Char-!
Icston Cotton Seed Oil Manufacturing
Company to A. G. Black ot New York,
representative of the American Oil
Company, who proposes to establish au
extensive oil mill here.
If you want fine Patent Flour, called
Oven Lifter, call at Cornelson's.
TO RESTORE CAPTURED PROPERTY.
The Treasury Prescribing Kules lor the
Washington, May 24.?A few
weeks ago Congress passed a bill which
has already beeu noticed in these dis
patches, authorizing the Secretary of the
Treasury to restore to their rightful own
ers certain property captured during the
war and now on deposit in the vaults of
the Treasury. This property consists
of watches, jewelry, silver plate and
other valuables that were seut to the
War Department from time to tune,
much of it having been captured iu
Georgia aud South Carolina during Sher
man's march to the sea. One very large
lot belongs to citizens of Columbia,
S. C, and was captured while being
taken in' wagons from that city to a
place of intended concealment. Other
articles were taken from the bo?ies of
dead soldiers on the battlefield, or from
the wounded who died in the hospitals.
This property has since been lying in
the vaults of the Treasury unnoticed
until Treasurer Jordan took charge,
when he recommended the passage of a
bill to restore it to its owners. Acting
Secretary Fairchild will write an order
to-morrow prescribing rules for the guid
ance of claimants, who are requested to
furnish a description of the articles claim
ed, and affidavits to show their owner
ship at the time of capture, aud the cir
cumstances under which they were
captured. Upon the receipt of these
affidavits the Secretary will advertise
for two weeks, at the cost of the claim
ants, in the newspapers nearest their
residences, a notice setting forth the
nature of the claim, and calling for in
formation from the public concerning it.
The Secretary will also require a bond
of not less than the value of the property
claimed to indemnify him in case it is
given to the wrong person. At the end
of a year all articles remaining unclaim
ed will be advertised, and then sold at
auction for the benefit of the govern
A CHALLENGE FOR CAPT. SAUNDERS.
j MaJ. Wm, K. A. Bird Wants Hiin to Prove
His "Love for Jeff Davis."
New York, May 20.?Captain S. M.
Saunders has got himself into a heap of
trouble since he drank to the health ol
Jefferson Davis, at the banquet given by
the Chathman Artillery at Savannah.
Ga. Now he has a duel on his hands,
for William E. A. Bird of No. 4 Maiden
Lane, who served in the war aud rose to
the rank of Major in the Fifth Cavalry,
last night sent him the following:
"Captain S. M. Saunders. 19 South
William street, city.
"Dear ?Sir; Believeing that you
are a brave man, I would like to meet
you at ten (10) paces to decide your
love for Jell' Davis (Winchester rifles to
decide), and .would name Pat Eagan,
Eighth street and University place, as
my best friend. "Yours truly, ?
"U'jr.E. A. Bird,
"late Major Fifth Cavalry."
The Major said he and another broth
er fought on the Northern side aud two
other brothers went with the Confedera
cy. All but himself were killed. He is
the son ofDr Bird, who wrote "The
Gladiator," "The Broker of Bogota',
and "Jibbenainosay." He is full of
fight and hopes that Captain Saunders
Terrific Explosion?Two Persons Instantly
Barxeoat, N. J., May 27.?An ex
plosion occurred this' morning at the
United States Dynamite Works, two
and a half miles from the village of
Tom's Kiver, the vibration of which was
felt throughout Ocean county. The
building in which it occurred contained
two hundred pounds of dynamite, and
was blown to atoms. Two men were
killed, their bodies being horribly muti
lated. Several persons were at work in
the buildiug, but bad cone out just be
fore the accident, and thereby narrowly
escaped death. The plastering was
shaken from buildings in Tom's River
village, window glass was broken at
Forked Kiver, thirteen miles distant,
and doors were forced open by the con
cussiou at Wartetown, seventeen miles
away. The sensation was similar to
the effect of the recent earthquake. This
is the third blow-up which has occurred
within the past few months at these
works, but fortunately in the others no
lives were lost.
Arizona Terrorized by Indians.
Chicago. May 29.?A special from
Tucson. Arizona, asserts that the
Indian situation is growing serious. It
is feared that a general outbreak from
the San Carlos reservation will take
place. It is said that there is no room
for doubt that the hosliles are being re
inforced from this reservation, and that
the long continued success of the hos
tiles has emboldened others. General
Miles is very active, and is enlisting
rangers from the most determined men.
A company is being recruited at Tucson
which will take the field at once. South
ern Arizona, it is stated is in a state of
High and Dry. ^.
During the recent freshet,. * '-'ties
of cotton were lying on the grouud at
McAliley's Mill, on Sandy River, Ches
ter County, where no one ever dreamed
the river would reach It. The water
reached it, however, it floated off down
the stream. Mr. J. Smith Hardii) and
Mr. John Sanders got into a bateau with
a quantity of rope and followed the cot
ton as it floated on the water. They
finally managed to get it among sonic
trees and tied it securely. The river
has fallen, aud the cotton hangs suspen
ded in the air twenty-live feet from
the grouud and some distance from the
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CROWING A MAY QUEEN.
THE CLOSING EXERCISES OF THE
Miss Jessie RiggS Chosen by her Coinpan
[ ions us their Queen?An Exhibition of
Orakoeuitro. May 28.?The closing
exercises of Miss Rebecca S. Alber
gotti's school For young ladies and little
boys took place here last evening in the
presence of the friends and patrons of
the school, and quite a large number of
our citizens. The principal feature of
the eveuiug was the crowning of
Miss Jessie Riggs. who had been chosen
by her companions as May Queen.
The exercises were held in the large and
picturesque grove adjoining the school
building, where the throne had been
, erected and comfortable scats provided
for the audience. This out-door ar
rangement was certainly a happy
thought, and is greatly to be preferred
to the crowded halls at this season of
the year in which our school exhibitions
are usually held.
At the appointed hour the students
of the school marched in double rank
from the sthool-room to the Iront
of the throne, where the order, "open
rank," was given, and the queen
ly little queen,, accompanied by her
attendants, entered and ascended the
throne. The picture at this juncture
was complete.- The beautiful throne,
with its elaborate drapery, and back
ground of evergreen festoons, and the
company of beautiful girls iu their robes
of snow white, as seen by the soft
light whicn flowed out from the myriad
of Chinese lanterns which bedecked the
. shadowy grove, just as twilight faded
' into darkuess, presented a scene calcula
ted to stir the emotions, aud upon which
the eye delighted to dwell. The crown
ing of the queen was so arranged that
each child of the school had some part
' in the picture, and all of them acted
their parts nicely.
At the conclusion of this part of the
programme, the class#in calisthenics
was introduced, and for nearly an hour
delighted the audience with their exhibi
tions in this hcathlul xcrcise. This is
a new feature of the school, and is
. under the chanee of Miss Fannie Mose
, ley, the accomplished assistant of the
school. Miss Moseley has met with
llattering success in this department,
and calisthenics will doubtless hereafter
loin a permanent feature of the school.
Mies Albergotti's school has long
since become one of the fixed institutions
of our growing city, and continues to
increase iu usefuluess and patronage
under the management of its accomplish
ed aqd popular principal.
The music last evening was under the
direction of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kohn,
of our city, and added greatly to the en
joyment of the delishtful exercises of
the evening.?News and Courier.
FATHER. MOTHER AND SON.
A Tale of Poverty and Wretchedness Re
lated Ina Police Court.
New York, May 30.?There was at
least one light heart within the anxious
precincts ot the Jefferson Market Police
Court yesterday morning?a child's.
Now hurling many syllableb Polish jaw
breakers at Justice Duffy, now slyly
eluding the vigilance ot bis guardiaus,
now engaging in single combat with a
policeman's legs, a four-year-old boy
extracted all the enjoyment he could
out of his new situation. With each
prank came merry burst of laughter.
And all this while the tale of the degra
dation of his parents was beim: told.
The woman, Rosa Ferfankof, was
twenty-two years old, wore good clothes
and had regular features and a clear, dark
complexion. She had been arrested,
together with other women, on the
street the night before by Policeman
Kiernau, of the Merce;1 street station.
Klernan told Justice Duffy that she had
frequented of late the neighborhood in
which she was arrested. As she seemed
to be uuuscd to such a buisuess he had
previously contented himsell with warn
ing her away.
Through an interpreter the woman
told her story. She had 15,000 gulden,
she said, wheu she was married to
Moritz Ferfankof, in Poland, several
years ago, but all the money was lost,
aud when she, her husband and her lit
tle boy arrived here eight months ago
they were penniless. Her husband got
little or nothing to do. and finally com
pelled her to go on the streets. When
she brought home no money he would
The husband had come to court with
the little boy to see his wife arraigned.
Justice Dully, on learning of his pres
ence, ordered his arrest, and, after an
investigation, committed him to the
Workhouse for nine months. The wo
man he sent to Castle Garden with a
view to having her returned to Europe
by the Commissioners of Emigration.
The boy went with her, dancing and
shouting with glee as he passed from
dark quiet court room into the sunshine.
The woman was unconcerned through
A Ten-Year-Old Murderess.
The Aikcn Journal and Review of the
27th instant: Jaue Walker, a little
colored girl, about ten years of age, was
committed to the County Jail last week
by Trial Justice E. A.Eubanks, of Mill
brook Township, on a charge of murder.
From what we can gather it seems that
Jane was required by her parents to
mind the child of a near relative, and
becoming tired ot her charge administer
ed concentrated lye to It. which caused
its death. Jane upon being arrested de
nied the charge, but admitted that her
mother had often warned her that con
centrated lye would kill anyone who
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