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ESTABLISHED IX 18(
A CHARLESTON MYSTERY.
A GHOST ON THE PUBLIC STREETS
CAUSING IMMENSE EXCITEMENT.
Crowds Guttering to See it?Views Taken
at a Safe Distance?A Citizen Ventured
Near and is .Sent Flying Home?Pistol '
Balls Have no Effect on it.
There has been Immense excitement
lor the past two weeks on Meeting,
about Calhouu street, caused by the:
nightly appearance of a strangely?uc-1
ling apparition, like a woman in black.
It is tall, wears no hat. and regularly at
the dead hour of night perambulates the
vicinity. It is unapproachable, and
regardless of the crowd that gazes at it,
and the cirious remarks and inquires
made abou". its singular couduct, carries
out its programme. Although it is but
a woman in appearance, it has inspired
sucb fear t:iat no oue 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 are mysteries unsolved. A
prominent citizen a few days ago de
termined to look in its lace to see if
possible what it was. but he had no
sooner got within good reach of it when
it gave hiin a blow that made him stag
ger. He crew his pistol aud tired away
at the object, aud expected to see a
lifeless corpse on the pavement, but
wheu the smoke cleared away there it
was, as before. This was too much for
his nerves at that Lime of night, and he
took to his heels aud made a bee line
for his home. His door being locked,
he jumpec the fence and fell sprawling
on the ground. 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 none have been
bold enough to unravel the mystery.
The citizens can be seen late at night at
their windows peeping out oftheir 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!
together r.t the street coiners discus
sing the ghost question, aud committees
of strong armed men are being formed
to patrol the quarter indicated, to see I
if they cannot ascertain the cause of the
trouble, aud allay excitement. No one
lias 3'ct had the hardihood to meet the
apparition face to face, fearing the
consequences. The ghost must be
captured and disposed ot in some way.
If it cannot be takeii by fcice, it ruustbe
overcome by strategy. Any way will I
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. Fieldeu, Parsons,
Fischer, Engel, Lingg, Seliger, Schnau
bel and Xeebe were indicted under six
charges. The first two are contained in
two voluminous indictment, in which
the deiendant are named collectively.
One of these is the '"bomb" 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 in place of "bomb."
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
persons~namcd with -conspiracy to mur
der." These words "conspiracy tD mur
der" taking the place in this scries of!
the words "kill" aud "kill aud mur
der," which are mentioned in the first!
two scries. Sbc conspiracy indictments
each in turn charge conspiracy to kill j
and murder the six officers who have so
fat died from the effects of wounds re-!
ccived during the riot of May 4th. The
first named of the deceased officers and
the name of another being giveu in each I
indictment, one name only being given !
iu one indictment.
A Train Wrecked.
A spec al from Bound Knob, X. C,'
to the Charlotte Observer says: The ?
following is a correct statement of the 1
disaster at Mill creek near KonndKnob.
A new truss bridge of 110 feet span bad
but a sho.'t while been completed across
Mill creel:, and to-day. as freight? train ?
?No. 4 approached the bridge, the first
car next to the engine was derailed by a
broken wheel. As the train ran on the
bridge the broken truck ripped up the
guard rail aud knocked out a portion of
the main braces, wiiich caused a com-'
plete wreck of the structure, and nine- j
teen cars, most of which were loaded
with coal, were spilled into the creek.'
Engineer Kerby had his leg broken just!
?above the knee. The train was under;
full control and running very slowly, j
The.train hands on top saw the cars
going into the stream and all jumped
oil' without slightest injury.
Murdered by His Own Sons.
Mountain Gkovk. M<>.. May 20.?
Sunday morning Wayne Anderson, a
wealthy rainier of this county, was
found murdered here. lie attended the
Masonic Lodge Saturday night, leaving
the hall about 12:.:o a. m.. and started
home, two miles aud a half north. He
was found Sunday morning lying on his
back, shot in "the throat and breast.
Yesterday, during the Coroner's in
quest, two sons of the deceased. Ed.
aud Henry, and a companion named
Swing Sanders, confessed the crime.
}<Col M Ohler Jan 1, 'ISO O
HE TOASTED JEFF DAVIS.
Mr. Saunders Hauled Over the Coats after
^felngu Good Stroke of Business.
New York. May 25.?Comrade S.
M. Saunders of Mount Vernon, in West
ehester Count) .a member of Farnsworth ;
I Post 170, G. A. Ii., lias estranged him
self from fellowship in the post, and has
imperilled his standing as a patriot in
the village of his residence, by having
proposed the health of Jcflers?n Davis
I at the centennial anniversary of the
j Chatham Artillery at Savannah. Geor
' gia. in the early part of May. At a
j meeting of Farnsworth Post. inMoun:
[ Ycrnon, on last Friday night, there was
t a short discussion of the matter, and
i Major Jenkins, Commander of the post,
|au(1 a clerk in the New York Custom
t House, was directed to learn from
Captain Saunders the facts in the case.
\ Captain Saunder's reply has hardly
; served to allay the excitement, for he
j not only admits having proposed Jell'
' Davis's health, but he refers to the re
sponse of the, ex-President of the Con
federacy as "containing more bright and
loyal expressions in sympathy with the
j federation of this great country than
could be expressed by a hundred* thous
I aud men who really do not know the
! great principles of the Christian faith?
peace, forgiveness to all mankind."
; Siucc 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.
\ Ii. of the State. Others in the post are
in favor of asking his resignation, as bc
? iuir the easiest way out of the present
cmbarrasement, and it is possible that
\ this latter course will be pursued. Cap
tain Saunders' brother-in-law. who has
I undertaken his defense, says that Cap
tain Saunders acted in -his individual
capacity, an 1 not as a representative of
the Gr.* A. li. He admits, also, that he
: acted as he did partly from politic
'. motives, as he lias commercial dealings
\ with the South as a wine merchant.
' In fact it turns out that Mr. Saunders
! had been in Savannah for a week before
j the banquet, and had worked up a line
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 in which he
' pledged the health of Mr. Davis, and
which doubtless inspired the latter
gentleman to utter the bright and loyal
expressions of sympathy referred to.
i Mr. Saunders* is a member of the Old
; Guard of this city.
A HEINOUS CRIME.
A Father Hunted in Two States For As
sault on His Own Daughter.
J Slicrifi''McCarIey';teeently received a
j letter from a party ucar Charlotte,
j North Carolina, making inquiries about
j oue George Moore, formerly of this
County, who had beeu committed to jail
in Mecklenburg for an outrageous as
i sault upon his own daughter. Some
time in February he left this County,
and it was reported that the colored
people arouud him had threatened to
lynch him, as it was believed that he
had again assaulted the same girl, who
is only about fifteen years ot age. When
he left lie took the girl with him and
located near Charlotte, and as stated
above has 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 i notorious character.
In 1873 lie was tried and convicted of
manslaughter, and was sentenced by
j Judge Mackey to life imprisonment. He
was pardoned, after being m prison for
j several years by Governor Hampton,
[and returned to"this County. In 18S3
he was again tried and couvicted of
I larceny of live stock, aud sentenced to
imprisonment in the Penitentiary. His
! term expired a little over a year ago,
and lie had been living in the County
1 until February, when lie left for the rea
son above stated.?Wmtisboro News
and Herald, May 2G.
A Distressing Occurrence.
Wolkeborugh, X. H.. May 28.?
Yesterday afternoon Rev. T. C.Jerome,
pastor of the Congregational Church of
this village, with his two sons and
daughter and a young man named Davis,
went out on the lake on a fishing excur
sion, aud failed to return at d o'clock as
expected. A steamer which arrived at
four o'clock reported having seen
an overturned boat near Jannistown
Island. Search was made and late in
the cveuing the bodies of the whole party
were recovered. Mr. Jerome was a j
wealthy gentleman, owning about I
$250,000 worth of property. He came
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.?
A young confectioner named Graffin
Ayres was arrested here to-day charged
with a nameless crime towards two of
his young sisters. One of them has
given birth ton 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
Frightful Eruption of Mount .Ktiin.
Catania. Sicily. May 27.?The
lava from Mount .Etna is advancing to
wards Nicolosi at the rate of forty metres
hourly, and i> now one kilometre of
the town. The adjacent country is
also menaced and the inhabitants are
1 Hying from their homes. All the
streams and water courses m the district
have dried up and a water famine
i To keep cool during the aproaching
' warm weather drink ice water kept in
Cooler? bought from 1\ W. Cantwell,
in them the ice keeps longer, water
'. tastes better, and they are the best and
! cheepest to be found. Call and exmine.
RAXGrEBTJEOr, S. C, TH
MURDER WILL OUT.
MAXWELL MAKES A CONFESSION OF
The .Secret Divulged toa Detective in Jail
an a Forjrer??Preller Injected with Mor
phine and Then ??Klxetl" with Chloro
St Lours, May 24.?In the Maxwell
trial to-day some sensational evidence
was given by J, F. MeCullough, a de-1
tective who under the direction oi'Detec- j
live Furlong. District Attorney Clover
and his assistant. McDonald, forged a
check on an Fasteru house and presented
it at one of the city banks.
lie was arrested and placed in jail add
assigned a cell adjoining that of Max
well, lie testilied that immediately j
after bis incarceration he introduced him
self to Maxwell and worked himself iuto
his confidence, and about ten days after
wards he became engaged in conversa
tion with Maxwell about the murder
case. During the covcrsation, defen
dant told witness that the only point in !
I his case about which he felt uncertain
and uneasy was that concerning the
mouey. He said that if he could only
prove that he had plenty of money when
Preller came to St. Louis he would have
no doubts about a speedy acquittal.
Witness offered to fix that all right, but
told defendant that he must know all
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
j with Preller on ship board. lie noticed
j that Preller had iu his posecssion a large
j amount ot mono}*: how that they
; separated in Boston, Preller going to
\ Philadelphia and Maxwell coming to
! St. Louis. Defendant in his confession
said that on Friday night after Preller
joined him iu this city he told him
(Maxwell) that it would be impossible
for him to pay defendant's way to Auck
land, whither they had arranged to go
together. This, said defendant to wit
' ness. angered him grcatlv. and he
determined then iO "lix" him for his
meanness. On the following night he
and Preller were sitting in the former's
room, when the latter complained of
severe pains in his side. Maxwell said,
;k-Oh!l can lix that all right;! have
! treated such cases before." He then
' injected hyperdcrmically into his friend's
! arm a sufficient amount of morphine to
! render him unconscious. After he had
: been in this condition for some time he
bound a cloth saturated with chloro
i form about his friend's head, and this, ho
? confessed to witness, "ended the busi
J ness." He then secured all ot Prcllex's
j money, about $6,800 in all, besides i$>st
j of his valuable personal effects.' and.)
I planned his escape, the details or w!i^
are sc well known.
A TENTY-ONE YEAR MYSTERY.
Sickness Wrings Confession from a Vener
able and Wealthy Murderer.
On the night of May 24, 1S05, just;
twenty-one years ago, Joseph Titus, a j
colored man, living in Burlington, X.
J.. disappeared lrom his home. Six
months afterward his body was found
buried on an 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 1
body John Wesley Garwood. a prosper-1
ous* farmer, left the town and took up j
his residence in Durand Station, Michi- i
gau. Last Thursday Mayor Silpath re-!
ceived a letter from John Husten, j
Shcriti" of Shawassa county, Michigan, |
which stated that an old resident of j
Duraud's Station, John Wesley Gar
wood, had been sick for a long time and
the doctor who was attending him had
given him 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 dual illuess. that he had
murdered one Titus, iu Burlington,
twenty years ago, and told how he had
buried the body where it was found,
Garwood didn't die, however, and fear
ing the Sheriff would take >ome action
against him because of the crime, he
went to him aud begged ban not to
expose him. The Sheriff wrote to the
Mayor, the letter also said that Gar
wood was now about 00 years old and
had become a very wealth}' man. May-,
or Silpath has turned the letter over to
the police authorities, aud they arc rak- \
ing up all of the history of the crime
that they can. A requisition will be i
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.?Yestcr-i
day afternoon, about 3 o'clock, Mrs.
Silas Foster committed suicide by shoot-;
lug herself through the heart. She was .
about 25 years old and had been married |
about two years. She and her husband
could not agree. lit: charged her with
infidelity and mistreated her on more 1
than one occasion. About three weeks '
auo they separated, and Mrs. Foster
made repeated threats that she would
kill herself. Yesterday she fastened j
herself up in her room with a little three
year-old son of a neighbor, and iu a
short time the occupants of the house
were startled by the report of a pistol.
The door was lorced open aud she was
found lying ?n the bed breathing her
hist. It is said that her mind has not
been well balanced since last Christmas,
and that she had previously attempted
i to take her life. Foster is an employe
of the factories. When be heard of the
suicide, this afternoon he. walked into 1
his wife's room, look a look at her, and
walked out without betraying the slightest
emotion. The weapon Used by Mrs.
Foster in taking her life w;is a little cap
I and ball single barrel pistol.
ITRSX)AY, JUXE 3, 1S8C
.A STRANGE ACCIDENT.
A Kumuutfc Story?Saved from a Charge
: * of Manier.
St, George's Bay. X. F., May 22.
A French brig arrived here Thursday
from Saint Malo, North of France..
bouriji'oirfa fishing expedition to Port-au-,
Choix. She diverged from her course
to send on-shore Miss Louse Journeaux, i
whdr-was rescued from a shell boat at
sea about twenty miles from the Island
of Jersey. Ifcrstorv is this: That on
Suuwjy, April 18 having left church, she
went*out boating with a gentleman
compauion. While rowing the oars
man -^pst* one of his oars, and in the
effort, fd rescue it he lost the other.;
Being'a.good swimmer, he unhesitating-;
ly jumped over to1 recover his oars, j
Meanwhile the wind was freshening and :
the tide was setting from the shore. He I
lost :gight of the boat and must have
sunK? Alias Journeaux was then alone,
and "wring,, the two days and nights was
drifting about in her fragile craft, which
was almost filled with water and at the j
complete mercy of wind and tide. When
the Ejerich., brig providentially arrived |
on th?jScenc she was in a most hopeless I
conditioh. She was taken on board the !
brig Vind'cared for, and failing to reach j
Jersey"*was brought 2,000 miles away
from ?j?on:e to the West coast ot New
fouaanuld. Meantime, Fame, her com
panion, succeeded in reaching shore, and
a boat, was dispatched in search of the
mi6siirg shell boat, but without success.
Fame was arrested next day and exam
ined before the Mayor of St. Hellers,
and committed to custody on a charge of
murdeV. The sentry at Elizabeth Castle
deposed that about the hour of the oc-'
currence he heard cries of murder oll'J
St. H?ffcr's harbor. The circumslanci-1
al evidence against Fame is now dis- j
proved by the living woman's evidence.!
new use FOR PmnFsTRAW.
A North Carolina Company That Makes
it Into Yarn.
"Got any news, Captain?" asked an
Enquirer-San reporter of Captain G. M.
Williams, of the Swift Manufacturing J
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 i
by the Acme Manufacturing Company, j
whose mills arc situated near Wilming- j
.."Whatis it?" queried the reporter. i
"If is a yarn made of long leaf pine I
straw. I never saw anything like it'
before, and it is entirely new use for
pine. straw. The yarn is somewhat oi
the character of jute, and seems to be
equally strong, it is said to be fine for
bagging, and is also rccommened for
'pjll?ws and^uattresses- as it is claimed
?^^^-??MFijdy for catarrh.'"
^vhoever thought of pine straw being
made into yarn or being put to any
other use than coveung Irish potatoes
or the stable lloor? Indeed, this is an
age of progress, and the question is. j
"what next?" Who knows but what'
piue straw will yet be made into the ;
bagging that covers every bale of!
cotton produced in this country ??Co- j
lurabus Enquirer Sun.
suicide in newberry.
X Negro After Quarreling With His Wife
The Xe wherry Observer of the 27th
instant says: On Friday last Mattison
Antney. colored, who has been living
with Mr. X. II. Young for a year or so.
about onp and a half miles South of.
Prosperity, committed suicide by hang- i
mg himself to a tree iu the pasture.
He had some trouble with his wife Fri
day morning, and threatened to cut!
his throat with his razor. He left the J
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 his father's. He was
found Monday morning, and Coroner
Bass held the inquest. The jury found
a verdict that the deceased came to his 1
death by hanging at his own hands, j
The razor was found upon his person 1
when examined. It was evident from '
the struggles that he endeavored to save j
himself after stepping off the. fence, as
lie was astride the fence, when found, J
aud his face showed that he had a strug- j
gie. 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 probablv succeed. The Cabi
net is reported to be in favor of it by a
majority of one, and the Chamber is
more radical than the Cabinet. The
proposition is an unwise one and the
best politicians are at present, as they
have been heretofore, opposed to in
creasing the popularity of a rather patri
otic family by making martyrs of its
members. Nevertheless their claims
are preposterous aud intolerable and
they obstinately refuse to abandon a jot
of them, aud the Republic is too precious
to too many people for it to be expected
that what bears even a superficial resem
blance to a standing menance of it
should be viewed with equanimity or
even wisdom bv the masses interested in
its preservation. It is not many dan
ger, brt it is difficult to persuade French
Republicans that it is not when they
observe the airs the Orleans family has
given itself Intel v.
The Charleston Oil Mill Sohl.
Charleston, s. c. May 27.?The
Charleston Oil Mill was sold to-day for
the bcuelil of the creditors of the Char
leston Cotton Seed OH Manufacturing
Company to A. (i. Black ot New York,
representative of the American Oil
Company, who proposes to establish an
extensive oil mill here.
It' you want tine Patent Flour, called
Oven Lifter, call at Cornelson's.
TO RESTORE CAPTURED PROPERTY.
The TreuHury Prescribing Killen for the
Guidance of* Claimants.
Washington, May 24.?A few
weeks ago Congress passed a bill which
has already been noticed in these dis-1
patches, authorizing the Secretary of i he j
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 scut to the
War Department from time to tune,
much of it having been captured in
Georgia and 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 bodies 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 arc requested to
furnish a description of the articles claim
ed, and affidavits to show their owner
ship at the time of capture, and 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
j of a year all articles remaining uuclaim
; cd will be advertised, and then sold at
auction for the benefit of the govcrn
A CHALLENGE FOR CAPT. SAUNDERS.
Maj. Wm. K. A. Bird Wants Him to Prove
His "Love for Jeft*Davis."
Xi:w York, May 26.?Captain S. M.
Saunders has got himself into a heap of
trouble since he drank to the health of
Jefferson Davis, at the banquet given by
the Chathman Artillery at Savannah,
(t'a. Xow he has a duel on his hands,
for William E. A. Bird of Xo. 4 Maiden
Lane, who served in the war and rose to
the rank of Major in the Fifth Cavalry,
last night sent him the following:
"Captain S. M. Saunders. ?) South
William street, city.
"Dear Sir; Belicvcing that you
are a brave man, i would like to meet
you at ten (10) paces to decide your
love for Jeff Davis (Winchester rides to
decide), and .would name Pat Began,
Eighth street and University place, as
my best friend. "Yours truly,
"Wm. E. A. Bird,
"late Major Fifth Cavalry."
The Major said he and another broth
er fought on the Xorthern side and two
other brothers went with the Confedera
cy. All but himself were killed. He Is
the son of Dr Bird, who wrote "The
Gladiator," "The Broker of Bogota',
and "Jibbenaioosay." He is full of
fight and hopes that Captain Saunders
Terrific Explosion?Two Persons Instantly
BarNEOAT, X. 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 River, 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 building, but had gone out just be
fore the accident, and thereby narrowly
escaped death. The plastering was
shaken from buildings in Tom's liiver
village, window glass was broken at
Forked River, thirteen miles distant,
and doors were forced open by the con
cussion at Warlctown, seventeen miles
away. The sensation was similar to
the effect of the recent earthquake. This
is the third blow-up which has occurred
withm the past few mouths 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 hoslilcs arc being re
inforced from this reservation, and that
the long continued success ofthehos
tilcs 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 ill 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
McAlilcy'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 oil'down
the stream. Mr. ,1. Smith Ilardin and
Mr. John Sanders got into a bateau with
a quantity of ropo and followed the cot
ton as it floated on the water. They
dually managed to get it amoug some
trees and tied it securely. The river
has fallen, and the cotton hangs suspen
ded :n the air twenty-five feet from
the ground and some distance from the
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E $1.50 PEE ANKTTM.
CROWNING A MAY QUEEN.
THE CLOSING EXERCISES OF THE
Miss Jessie ltiggs Chosen by her Compan
ions as their Queen?An Exhibition of
Oraxgekurg. May 28.?The dosing
exercises of Miss Rebecca S. Alber
1 gotti's school Tor young ladies and little
hoys took place here last evening in the
i presence of the friends and patrons of
j the school, and quite a large number of
! our citizens. The principal feature of
the cveniug was the crowning of
: Miss Jessie Kiggs. who had been chosen
' by her companions as May Queen.
' The exercises were held in the large aud
J picturesque grove adjoining the school
I 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 trout
of the throne, where the order, "open
rank," was given, and the queen
ly little queen,, accompanied by her
l attendants, entered and ascended the
! throne. The picture at this juueture
I was complete. The beautiful throne,
I with its elaborate drapery, and back
! ground of evergreen festoons, and the
[ company of beautiful girls in their robes
j of snowy white, as seen by the soft
j light which flowed out from the myriad
, of Chinese lanterns which bedecked the
[ shadowy grove, just as twilight faded
i into darkness, presented a scene calcula
i led to stir the emotions, and upon which
: the eye delighted to dwell. The crown
ling of the queen was so arranged that
j each child of the school had some part
I 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
j delighted the audience with their exhibi
! tions in this hcnthtul xercise. This is
j a new feature of the school, and is
j under the charge 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
I form a permanent feature of the school.
Miss Albcrgotti's school has long
since become one of the lixed institutions
of our growing city, and continues to
increase in usefulness aud patronage
under the management of its accomplish
ed aud popular principal.
The music last evening was under the
direction of Mr. and Mrs, Henry Kohu,
of our city, and added greatly to the en
joyment of the delightful exercises of
the evening.?News and Courier.
FATHER, MOTHER AND SON.
A Tale of Poverty ami Wretchedness Re
lated la a Police Court.
New York, May 30.?There was at
least one light heart within the anxious
precincts of the Jefferson Market Police
Court yesterday morning?a child's.
Now hurling many syllableb Polish jaw
breakers at Justice Dully, now slyly
eluding the vigilance ot his guardians,
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 being told.
The woman, ltosa 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 Mercer street station.
Kfernan told Justice Dully that she had
frequented of late the neighborhood in
which she was arrested. As she seemed
to be unused to such a buisncss he had
previously contented hnnselt with warn
ing her away.
Through an interpreter the woman
I told her story. She had 15,po0 gulden,
she said, when she was married to
j Moritz Ferfankof, in Poland, several
! years ago. but all the money was lost,
and when she. her husband aud her lit
tle boy arrived here eight mouths ago
they were penniless. Her husband got
little or nothing to do. and finally com
pelled her to go ou 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,
j The boy went with her. dancing and
'shouting with glee as he passed from
! dark quiet court room into the sunshine,
j The woman was unconcerned through
A Tcn-Year-Old Murderess.
The Aiken Journal and Review of the
'27th instant: Jane Walker, a little
colored girl, about ten years of age. was
I committed to the County Jail last week
by Trial Justice E. A. Kubanks, 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 tlreJ oi her charge administer
ed concentrated lye to It. which caused
its death. Jane upon being arrested de
nied Ihe charge, but admitted that her
i mother had often warned her that con
centrated lye would kill anyone who
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