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A TALE OF BOODLE.
JAY GOULD'S HELP TO B LAI NE AND
HOW IT GOT LOST.
How the Plumed Kuight KxpeeteU to Buy
his Way to the White House?The Money
Forthcomingliut Stolen By his Agent*.
What did John J. O'Brien and Robert
.G. McCord do with the $50,000 of Jay
Gould's money, which they received to
help elect Blaine president in 1884? Is
the question that is now bothering the
local repubheau politicians. Men who
are in a position to know sav that
O'Brien and McCord were handed that
sum of money, but there is great doubt
about their having used it for the sdecess
Of the grand old party. There have
been many stories told about the $50,000
which Goiild contributed to bribe'yotcrs in
this city-and Col. George Bliss has charg
ed that money was put where it would do
the most good, and has insinuated that
O'Brien has not given an account cf the
manner in which the sum was spent and
that the result of the election does not
show that the money was used to any
The true story of Gould's $50.000. as
told by one acquainted with the facts, is
as follows: "Mohn J. O'Brien aud his
side partner in the business of politics.
Bob McCord, went to Stephen B. El
kins, and engineered an introduction
to Gould. O'Brien and McCord had a
consultation with Gould in the Western
Union building on the Saturday preced
ing the election of 1884. O'Brien told
Gould that money was necessary to
elect Blaine; that the machine in the
city had barely enough funds to meet the
routine expenses of the election ; that if
a big sum was not forthcoming Cleve
land would pcdl a heavier vote in Xew
York county than was anticipated.
O'Brien also told Gould that if he could
have a good sized pile of greenbacks be
would scatter it among the district
leaders, who would use it to cut down
democratic majorities on the east and
west sides of the city, which would more
than make up fox the losses to the re
publican party from the independent
and mugwump vdtc in the centre of the
islaud. O'Brien also gave Mr. Gould
to understand that a deal had been
made with Tammany hall. Under this
agreement Tammany hall was to give
Blaine 20,000 votes and in return Grant
for mayor was to be run out of the re
publican boxes in eight assembly dis
tricts. -O'Brien intimated that he and
John Kelly had formed the compact.
Tammany hall, however, wanted $25,
000 to be used by the organization to
carry the deal into effect. Gould listen
ed to O'Brien and told him to call on
Monday. O'Brien and McCord did not
fall to put in an appearance.- They came
lu a Cftrtfnge aud fully prepared to carry
away the boodle. They did not see Mr.
Gould this time, but met his partner.
Connor. O'Brien and McCord bad
$50,000 in bills in the carnage when
they drove away from thp Western
They were at once driven to the Me
tropolitan hotel, where they hired a
room. The money was taken to the
room by O'Brien and McCord. After
they had remained there together an
hour O'Brien left McCord in possession
and m charge. O'Brien hurried to police
headquarters, where all the district
leaders had gathered in his oflicc?the
bureau of elections?at his request.
O'Brien told each one to go to the room
at the Metropolitan hotel, where they
would find McCord. who would give
them their share for their districts. The
leaders all knew that there was to he a
big sum distributed and most of them
knew it came from Gould. The amount
distributed at the Metropolitan hotel to
the leaders by O'Brien aud McCord did
not exceed $.'10,000. The average was
$1,250 a district. Some districts got
more than others. Xo one knows to
this day what became of the difference
between $30.000 and 850,000. O'Brien
denies that he ever received a cent from
Gould. One of the republican leaders
wishes to know if O'Brien will deny
that he received $50,000 from Connor.
After the election the leaders, who
bad got what O'Brien and McCord
chose to give them, begau to talk about
the distribution. Several of them charged
that the entire amount of Gould's boodle
had not been distributed and they hinted
that O'Brien add McCord bad "not lost
anything in acting as bank the day be
fore the election. Gould became sus
picious of O'Brien and McCord, and
gave his opinion that tiic $50,000 was
not properly used. It was. his opinion
that if the money had all been used for
the purpose for which it was given,
Blaine would have polled a larger vovc
in the city anil would have carried the
State and been elected. .lohn Kcllev
be ard ol tlii: statement O'Brien had
made to Gould about a deal with Tam
many hall, and repudiated it. The elec
tion proved that there was no deal with
Tammany hall, and that Gould had a
political confidence game played upon
A few weeks niter the election the
republican executive committee held a
meeting. Gould's donation of$50,U0U
to O'Brien and McCord was brought up
for discussion. The charge was made
that O'Brien and McCord hail received
that sum from Connor directly, and
from (iould indirectly. Wm. II. Town
ley was chairman id'the meeting, and
Police Justice Smith secretary. State
ments were made by several of the dis
trict leaders about tic: sum-- handed
them by O'Brien und McCord at
the Metropolit?)? hotel the day before
the election, li was resolved to request
O'Brien to appear before the committee
to answer certain questions about the
distribution <.; ilie money. Tin- commit
tee held four sc-hoi>> before O'Brien
appeared before them. lie wasasked by
Police Justice Smith if he had received
any ntonev lroni Gould and he declined
to answer the qucstiou. lie also de
clined to answer how much money
lie did distribute at the Metropolitan
hotel, from whence it came and other
important questions bearing on the
subject. O'Brien said that he received
the money in confidence and would not
tell the committee any particulars.
The sessions of the committee were
brought to a close and the investigation
into O'Brien's and McCord's steward
ship of the $50,000 election boodle did
not amount to anything "?New York
MAY WEDS DECEMBER.
A Connecticut Man Seventy-live Yearn
Old Marries a Girl of Fourteen.
New London, Conn., dune 20.?
Considerable of a sensation has been
cadsod by the marriage of Daddy Weeks,
aged seventy-live, to sissy Brown, a
fourteen-year-old girl, who is wearing
her lirst long dress. The parents oil
the icirl allege that they exerted proper
care and showed their affection by re
jecting Week's suit two years ago.
When the marriage was first heard of.
the hoodlums turned out in force and 1
made a great racket with horns and j
drums, oaptain Brown. Sissy's father.'
j was once in command of vessels plying
ou the Sound, and was the skipper of
the ill-fated steamer City of New Lon
don when she burncfl and sunk in the
Thames River near Mootville. There
was a rumor that Captain Brown was '
made agreeable to the marriage by a I
pecuniary consideration and that old
Weeks promised Mrs. Brown $100 and
a piano to secure her good offices, but'
had not made payment. Leonard Car-!
roll, the local agent of the Ilainanc So
ciety of Connecticut, heard this rumor,
and this afternoon he investigated the j
story. He took the sense of the neigh
borhood on the matter and then sought
the young wife and questioned her under
oath. She denied that any compulsion
had been used and insisted that Daddy
was the man of her chocc. She thought
he was a kind old man and people said
lie had property. ??Everything is all
right so far," she said, "and people had
better keep their noses out of other
people's business." The girl is quite
attractive and fairly intelligent for her
years. She hardly looks as old as she
is. The clergyman who married them
is himsell an old man and much respect
ed in the town. Daddy and Sissy have
gone to housekeeping.
Effect* of No License.
A most thoughtful and careful obser
ver, a citizen of Ocouee County, says
that Bickens County certainly, is the
best example in the United States of the
good effects of no license system. lie
knew so many men in this county that
had quit the use of whiskey cntirly.
since its salo had beetr-fbrhidden by law,
and however great may have been che
trial to them as individuals, they no
doubt rejoiced in the change.
We arc not so well prepered to speak
in regard to the other towns in this i
county, but under the license law, tiie i
streets of this town used to echo with
profauity from the lips of men who call- |
ed themselves gentlemen; but now If
there is one such, it is said to his credit,
that he is heartily ashamed every time !
lie makes the mistake.
Those in the country who arc still j
obliged, from habit, to use a little
whisky, gracefully submit to the incon-;
vcnicncc and trouble necessary to pro- j
cure it. for the sake of having snares and
pitfalls removed from the youthlul and
the unwary. Viewed in a social, moral.;
political or religious light, how infinitely
preferable is this, to what we mere
wont to endure.?Pickcns Sentinel, loth j
"The Hermit of the Swamp."
Reading, Pa., June IC.?a strange
character was found dead in a swamp in
this County to-day. His name was
John J. Prcsscr, and he had lived the
life of a hermit there for a great many
years. He was evidently seized with a
lit, and, falling into the mud, was
smothered to death. He was very ec
centric in his ways, and frequently re
mained hidden in his but for many
weeks. lie was looked upon as a miser,
and upon his body was found $840 in
gold, currency and notes, and it is be-)
lieved that a great deal more is buried in j
out-of-the-way places in the swam])
j where he had made bis home. He re-1
; ceived a regular allowance to a consider-:
able amount, but never spent $l"> a year
on himself, lie never shaved nor had ;
; his hair cut, and was an unpleasant ob
ject to behold, his hair being several
.feet long, lie lied at the approach of!
j females, anil had many eccentricities,
i lie was also a man of considerable cdu- ;
cation, but where he came from will,
probably never be known. He. was j
known all over Eastern Pcnnvsylvauia I
i as the "Hermit of the Swamp."
Great multitudes ol lish have recently 1
been found dead in the waters of Shal
lotto river. Brunswick county. North I
Carolina. The river empties intoTubb's :
mlet from the ocean, about thirty miles
southwest of Wilmington. The water
' i> covered with an oily scum which ex-j
I tends far out into the ocean, and has
? been noticed live miles from the beach.
This oily scum, which is supposed to |
have caused tin- mortality among the
j fish cannot he accounted for. though]
some suppose that a vessel with a cargo
of oil had loundcred in the neighbor
hood. The wind seems to have no effect
upon the oily water, and the surface is
as smooth a- glass. The dead ti-!i arc
drifting up on the shop: by thousands
I of barrels, and arc of ail kin-!- overseen
m the vicinity, except I lie whale. It i>
supj?oseil thai there are no live lisli left j
in Shal lot te river, or within ten miles of:
il- month, There nival excitement
over the affair, tin ugh no one has ever;
thought of the probability that there is I
oil territory in the vicinity, and that an
unknown oil spring has found its way to j
the surface of the ground. |
KAXGEBUKG, S. C, TB
THE PICKENS HORROR.
CAUSE OF SIX DEATHS IN FAMILY
OF JOSEPH HARDIN.
Dr. Wllhlteof Andemon Makes mi Exami
nation as H Member of the State Hoard
of Health?A Sickening Story of Filth
und Neglect?The Neighbors Shun the
Hardins, Fearing Tliey Had Cholera.
Dr. P. A Williite, who is a member of
the State Board of Health, received a
notice last Thursday from the Executive
Committee of the .Board, requesting him
to go to Bickens County and investigate
the" cause of the sickness and mortality
in the family of Mr. Joseph Hardin, a
brief account of winch appeard in the
Intelligencer last week, copied from the
Columbia lteirister and Greenville Xews.
Dr. Wilhite left the city Friday attcr
noon and returned on Monday. Sever
al rumors in reference to the cause
of the deaths had been published, and
with a view of getting the truth of the
matter we sought Dr. Wilhite on Tues
day and asked him to toll us about the
family and the cause of the deaths. The
following arc the main facts of what he
related to us:
"When I reached Bickens C. H. I
procured the services of two citizens and
two physicians, one of whom was and
had been attending the family, and im
mediately proceeded to the house of Mr.
Hardiu. who resides about four miles
North of the town. When we reached
the house we found a most deplorable
state or affairs. Mr. Hardiu lay on a
bed in one corner of the room, a son
about twelve years of age on another
bed, Mrs. Hardin on a quilt on the floor,
and in two feet of her lay the corpse of a
daughter. This was the sixth death
that had occurcd in the family in a few
days' time.' The atmosphere of the
room was almost intolerable. The
bed clothing had been soiled to that de
gree that a good portion of it had been
thrown out into the yard.
"Having heard the rumors about (he
well boingpoisoned. and that snakes and
dead dogs had been found in if. I at once
proceeded to examine it. After no little
trouble. I succeeded in hiring a man to go
down into the well and carefully exam
ine it. There was nothing in the well
hut pure, clear water, aud of course tiiis
was not the cause of the sickness.
"Mr. Uardin attended the. United
States Court at Charleston this Spring
as a witness. I! ; left that city on the
day of the washouts on the railroads and
was delayed at Alston for a day or two.
While at Alston he was attacked with
the dysentery, and when lie reached'
home he was prostrated with the disense.
Soon after reaching home his children,
eight in nuiubor, who weic jusu recover-j
ing Irom the measles, were, one after j
anothci, stricken witli the disentery un
til all were down, one not being able to
miuister to the wants or comforts of the
other. Mrs. Hardin was also prostra
ted with the same disease. In this con
dition all of them lay in one room, which
was about 18x20 feet square. There
were only two beds in the room, and of
course some of the family had to he on
the lloor. Three ol the children died in
a short time, aud this alarmed the neigh
bors, who refused to go near the house
or assist in relieving the afllicled house
hold, as it had been reported through
the neighborhood tbjit Mr. Hardin had
returned from Charleston afflicted with
cholera or some other terrible disease.
As soon as the condition of the family
readied tiie ears of the citizens of Bick
ens C. H.. Mr. Boggs, editor of the
Sentinel, and a few others visited the
house, and. alter doing all they possi
bly could do for the sufferers, made an
effort to hire some one to stay with the
family and wait on them, but their ef
forts were in vain.
"Mr. Hardin is a poor, hard-working
man, but is honest, upright and respect
able. Before I left there, I had the
family moved into an old vacant house
which stood near by. The stench where
the sick lay was intolerable, and I knew
that if they remained there not one
would survive. All of them were afllic
ted with a malignant case of dysentery,
and, coming on them Immediately alter
the measles, made it tenfold worse.
My opinion is that the, deaths were
ensued lrom neglect or the want of prop
er attention, though, it is possible, tiiat
the disease would have proved fatal even
under flic best treatment."
"Had the family had any attention
from a physician, doctor?"
"Oh, yes; Dr. Bramlctt. a young phy
sician residing in that section had attend
ed the family, and had used every effort
to relieve the sufferers, but could do
nothing tinder the circumstances.
"Have the citizens done nothing to
relieve the family?"
"Yes, the citizens of Bickens Court
House have gone to work to relieve the
sufferings of the family, and will no
doubt do everything possible lor them."
Dr. Wilhite is one of our oldest and
most prominent physicians, am! has
been practicing medicine for years. lb'
says he has never seen or heard of a
family so badly afllicled.?From the
Anderson Intelligencer. June 2-1.
Starvation in l.oiii>iana.
An Alexandria. La.. Special says:
??As reports come in the damage bj the
deluge of last week is growing more and
more serious throughout the parishes.
The people now begin to see the ter
rible calamity which has vi>ilod I hem,
and they shrink al I he very thought of
??To pul the matter gently, they have
been almost ruined aud many see star
vation staring them in the lace. .\i ibis
time many places in the parish an ill
miller water. The euro crop '.- a failure.
Cotton is almost ruined and but little
will be made. The hill people are die
greatest sullercrs and they are too poor
to help themselves. Aid will have to
be furnished them."
XTRSDAY, JULY 1, 1881
A NATURAL HIGHWAY.
Wants Our Narrow Gauge to Go to
Mebritt's Bridge, S. C, June
1G.?I would like to have your say-so
about a Railroad from Johnston to
Orangebnrg. Will the Greenville.
Ninct}'-Six and Jolinston Narrow Gauge
extend the line to Orangeburg 'i There
never was a more perfect natural route
tbaff^this one for building a Railroad, j
From Edisto to Johnston, a distance of.
16 or 18 miles, not more than 2 or 3
miles would require grading?the bal
ance of the distance nothing to do but
bed the road. The 2 or 3 miles of grad
ing, would uot be bcavv work. The ;
River never gets more than 4 feet out
of the banks. From the river to the
Ninety-Six dirt-road?7 miles, which
could be shortened to g?there would be
gradin?, but not heavy grading. Along
the Ninety-Six dirt-road for 30 miles
there would be little to do but bed the
road. Two or three miles would cover
all the grading along this road to
Orangeburg. The Road would run
through the liest farming country be
tween North and South EdistOS, and
well timbered. I have no doubt the
Townships through which it would run,
would raise money enough by taxation
to grade and timber the Road through
the respective Townships. I have never
yet found a man that would not be will
ing .to do his part. I have been a sur
jvcyor for over forty-five years, and
know all this country, and I would take
pleasure in showing an engineer what
the. God of Nature has done to aid in
this work. The Road would help your
town and our County. Please let me
L<*5 ?rom You. Ii you think there is
; anything in this letter that would be of
j any benefit to you In stirring up the
matter you are at liberty to do with it
I A8 you think best. Respectfully,
W. E. Sawyer,
We thought wc could make no better
disposition of our friend's letter than by
giving it a place in our columns for the
information and consideration of our
Railroad men, who are always on the
lookout for new worlds to conquer in
that direction. Rut wc would say for
the information of the writer above com
munication, who may not be aware of
the fact, that the Road to which he al
ludes is being extended to Augusta, the
survey between that city and Johnston
bcingAbouteompleted, and the grading
contracted for and already commenced.
We believe it was the original intention
of the projectors of this line to run from
Johnston to Orangeburg, or to some
point on* the other branch of the S. C.
Railroad, or to some point on the coast,
but die latter scheme seemed imprnc
Oim?^&'L Ldi. PBfijgB'! ?*-loa?tr-aud an
idi|P?J$B *wrtfeff?+fft?*nmp pr.nM-.ptlrr
point was necessary to the success of
the enterprise. If the present survey is
built and successfully operated, as wc
believe it will lie, the extension of the
line through Mr. Sawyer's country is
only a question of time. And possibly
the time is not far distant.?Johnston
An Unnatural Mother.
XEWRERRY, S. ('.. June 20.?A dead
baby was found in the well on a tene
ment house on Mr. J. P. Pool's place in
town this morning. Suspicion rested
on Worthy Williams, a uegro girl who
lived in the neighborhood and was sup
posed to have given birth to a child
somedays ago. The Coroner .summoned
a jury aud began the investigation,
which ended this afternoon with the
verdict that the infant came to its death
by drowning, at the hands of Worthy
Williams. The woman made a state
ment, saying that on last Saturday eve
ning, about dark, she gave birth to a
child, that the child was dead, and that
one Lou Harris took It away in a cigar
box, and that was the last she saw of it.
Lou was arrested, but discharged. The
box was drawn from the same well m
which the child was found. Parties
have been using water regularly for
drinking and cooking from this well.
The woman was committed to jail to
await trial at our next Sessions Court.
Tom Ochiltroe'* Opinion of Smalls.
The New York Star is guilty of this:
?'Hon. Timothy J. Campbell and Hon.
Tom Ochlltrce (who. by the way, says
he proposes to run the next time for
Congress as a Democrat from one of
the city districts, instead of from his old
district in Texas.) were in a group of
diners at the Carlton Club last evening.
After Tim had concluded the recital of
his latest experience in Washington Hie.
the Congressman from the Eighth turn
ed an inquiring glance upon Tom
Ochiitrcc, as he asked in the next
breath: "Do you know Smalls, of
South Carolina:'" "Yes." was (he
reply. "What sort of a fellow is he.
anyway:'" innocently asked Tim. ??oh,
Smalls is worth about $1,SU0 on the
block any day." was the answer of
Ochiitrcc. as the two statesmen fell lo
over a dish of deviled crabs unmindful
of the roars oflaughtcr of the company.''
A Terrible l utr.
DETROIT. .Minn.. June 24.?'William
Kclaher ulia.t ' I teddy," who killed
Ollicer Convey yesterday while resisting
arrest, was l.-iken from jail last night by
a large crowd of disguised men, escorted
to :i ucighboriiiy grove, hung to the limb
?>! a tree ami his body riddled with bul
li :s. Sherill' I'iiuiey attempted lo de
fend bis prisoner but wus overpowered.
Kelahcr w;ts a gambler, and w:is known
in Minncappolis w here he lived for a
lime as a hard character.
Itutler'M Iteluike of I'lmult.
Says tin: New Vor!; World: During
ihr- Senate debate yesterday in Ihe h'ilz
lohn Porter case. Senator Fhimb. of
Kansas, challenged the integrity and
braver) of the entire South. Senator
Butler, of South Carolina, pointedly
notified him that lie was a coward. This
was a good deal nearer to scenes of
carnage than Plumb ever l'oL before.
HAUNTED BY HIS DEAD WIFE.
The Terrible Hallucination Which Canried
the Dcutli of Edward Hebron.
Xew York, June 28.?When on her
deathbed three mouths ago Eva Hebron
of Bound Brook, X. J., warned her hus
band Edwin not to marry again if he
valued his peace of mind. Before she
passed away Mrs. Hebron obtained her
sorrowful husband's solemn promise
that he would live and die a widower.
(The wife died contented and was duly
A short time afterward Hebron mar
ried again, taking unto himself a buxom
widow of forty .Summers. Iler name,
was Mary Chandlce, and she was a Ro
man Catholic. Hebron immediately
renounced his faith in the Methodist
Episcopal Church and embraced Catho- j
licism. In many other ways lie also en- !
dcavored to show his affection for his
new wife. But the neighbors remarked
that he was'restless and seemed unwell.
He said himself that he could not sleep.
One night lie was awakened from an un
easy slumber by an alarm of lire. He
leaped out of bed, and going to the win
dow saw the Episcopal Church in flames.
He watched the darting llames for a mo
ment, then staggered hack with an ex
pression of horror. His wife asked what
was the matter, but lie did not appear
to hear her. A strange fascination
seemed to hold him. Suddenly he shrank
back again, placed his hands before bis
eves as if to shut out an awful vision,
and trembled in every limb.
4,Scc," he cried, "see, the spirit of my
dead wife comes back to haunt me! Ob.
I Eva, why do you reproach me! O
God!" he shrieked, "deliver me from
this nwlul curse! See how she sneers
' and mutters, 'As you loved me in life,
j as you cherish my memory, as you value
i your peace of mind, I charge you never
to marry again.' Don't look at me so,
Eva. Your eyes will kill me. Forgive
me, Eva. Do not scorn me. 0 God,
can the dead thus return to (ho world to
tantalize those who have wronged Ihcm?
Heavens ! She brings an army ot ghast
I ly creatures to end my life. Ten thous
and devils! How they jeer and gibe!
The terrified man fell prostrate to the
lloor with a pitiful moan and fainted.
From that night Hebron believed he
was a doomed man. His dreams were
hideous, his wakeful moments frightful.
There always hovered about him, it
seemed to his imagination, the hauntiug
spirit of his buried wife. Darkness and
daylight were the same; the dismal sha
dow was ever present. The man be
came a monomaniac. One morning his
countenance looked more ghastly than
j ever, and be told his friends be bad a
I horrible dream. He thought Eva's
fsVdritnn lay by Iiis" side. The idea
I frenzied him. lie leaped from tiic l-crrT"
but the spectre followed. At length it
[ pinioned him to the wall with one long,
; bony finger. He thought he felt his life
! blood ooze from his pierced heart and
: drip to the lloor. Then he thought his
I departed wife licked up his fast-flowing
: blood with ghoulish greed.
; "So," she screamed, "1 sup the vital
j ity of my false husband !"
This story convinced Hebron's friends
j that he was insane, then steps were about
j to be taken to have him removed to an
? asylum when one morning last week he
was found dead in bed. No one dis
' puled that lie died from sheer fright.
[His neighbors do not believe that ?he
i was insane, hut they think that he was
j over-superstitious. Hebrou left a will,
recently made, dividing a few thousand
! dollars' worth of property between his
j wife and his sister. -Mrs. Hebron has
j decided to contest the will on the ground
i that hef late husband was insane when
i he made it.
WENT TO WHIP AN EDITOR.
Thrown Down the Step? and Bounced Out
i Dutte, Mont., June 24.?Yester
j day afternoon a man named Gco. Miller,
of Anaconda, conceiving himself to he
j wronged by the publication in the Daily
I Miner of letters from that place con
: ccrning his daughter, who eloped and
i was married here by a minister, with
j six-shooter accompaniment, went into
j the Miner office and asked to see the
: editor, C. S. Zicgcnfuss, in private. At
! the bead of the stairs Miller pulled his
; pistol and, saying : "I'll fix you here,"
shot at Zicgcutuss. who threw up his
j arm at the moment, and the bullet en
tered the wall over his shoulder* The
1 iwo clinched, and Zicgcnfuss threw his
I would-be murderer downstairs, falling on
! top of him and almost crushing the life
Out of the Anaconda man. Miller was
hustled out of the office and arrested,
but Zicgcnfuss will not prosecute.
i'liir.ADEi.iMiiA. June 23.?A special
dispatch says: "Exactly 214 people
were, poisoned at las I Thursday's picnic,
near I'lcmington. X. J. six of these
persons will probably die and twenty
are in a precarious condition. It is now
believed thai the ice cream plentifully
supplied and fn ely eaten caused the
trouble. Whether the inside of the
cream freezers was lined with sulphate
of /.inc. or whether arsenic was put in
the cream purposely, still puzzles the
doctors. One of the doctors lias been
doing some amateur detective work. In
his capacity as physician be gives the
opinion that the poisonous substance
was arsenic, and as a detective he ex
presses the beliel that it was put in the
cream by some murderously inclined
person. Many persons who ate of the
cream when Ii >i made- suilcrcd no in
convenience, while all who ate alter the
rrei ze;-? had he n opened a short time
are siek. The vi. lims dispersed to their
homes, ami it was si veral hours hcti?re
any of them came under medical treat
ment. They are widely scattered over
a district partly village and partly fanui
if tlx- Itulldlng.
E 81.50 PER AXXUM.
WAKING UP THE FARMERS.
THE WORK OF THE LATE CONVEN
TION ONLY TENTATIVE.
An Interesting Letter from the Chair
man of the Committee on Organiza
tion?What Is Desired mid Recom
We clip the following letter from the
News and Couirer: .As chairman of the
committee on organization of the late
Farmers' Convention I am in receipt of
a number of letters in reference to the
future conduct of said organization, and
as another member of the committee is
in receipt of similar inquiries, I ask
.space in your columns lor a short open
letter ot answer and explanation, aud
it is due both to the parties writing to
me and to myself to say that my delay
in answering was caused by severe per
The committee on organization L not
now charged with the duty of aiding in
the formation of clubs and county asso
ciations; the president of the conven
tion appointed one man in each county
to aid ill this work. It is expected that
the official statement of the convention's
doings will be published tu the June
bulletin of the department of agriculture
by reference to which it will be seen,
who was appointed to the discharge of
The organization is not ??launched for
the campaign" nor is it expected "that
it will die out after the election." The
purpose of the convention' was to pcr
! petuate the organization. It arranged
j to form a .State association nextXoveni
j ber, which it Is hoped will be permanent.
The representation from the counties to
the Stale association next November is
tobe on the basis of representation in
the Ccneral Assembly, and may be
elected by acounty mass meeting. But
surely it is not necessary to argue the
advantages of organizing. Let there be
a club in every township or community,
and an association in every county in the
Slate; let there be a general discussiou
of the convention's recommendations
and the farmers' interests, aud all good
men may dismiss their fears, for before
the November meeting of the State as
sociation they will have reached safe
conclusions as to the importance of adop
ting them or the necessity of rejecting
It could scarcely be expected that so
j large a body as the late Farmers' Con
vention, in attempting so much in so
short a time, should fail to make mis
takes. The recommendations of the
convention nre-'?ubmilted to the consul^
eration of the Jfarmers of the Stat; "
Let them organize, pass upon them an]
render. theiPverdict"'at the asadViatiC
next November. ? ? ' ZL
^jsSW?i b rmrn f? d^fflfff^imfi
the convention's recommendations is
not sufficient reason why he should not
identify himself with the movement un
less he thinks the organization of the
farmers is sufficiently dangerous, on
general principles, to justify its being
throttled. I submit that the better way
would be to joiu the movement and aid
I in shaping the policy.
E. T. Stack 11 ot'.si-:
Little Uock. S. C, June 10, 1886.
Murder and Suicide.
i Baltimore, June 20.?This morning
j Mrs. Ella Forsythe, who is employed in
j a printing office at 18 North street, went
! lo her work as usual, and when she was
I ascending the stairs her husband, George
! 0. Forsythc, ran to the door and tired
' two shots from a pistol at her. As
I soon as she fell her husband turned the
i weapon against himself and fired once,
! the ball passing through his heart and
j killing him instantly. Mrs. Forsythc
! is dangerously wounded. She is re
presented as a very industrious woman,
and was working for the support of her
self and child, the father haying failed
to provide for them. He has kept a
low groggery since he abandoned his
family. Forsythc was 21 years old and
his wile 20. They had been married
two years. Ho had expressed Iiis de
termination to kill both her and him
self, and was accompanied by one of bis
friends this morning on his mission of
death. Frank Vau Sant was arrested
to-day as an accessory to the shooting
of Mrs. Forsythc. The parly trom
j whom the pistol was bought this morn
' ing recognized Van Sant as the party
with Forsythc when the purchase was
TllO Dirt Too Thill.
Some eight years ago a community
was started at North Anaheim, the
leading tenets of which were to hold all
; property in common and to conliuc their
diet to fruit, vegetables and grains in
, their raw stale. The experiment has
been conducted with the utmost zeal
ami good faith, but whatever may be
the financial result, concerning which
we have no data, ii has proved a gas
tronomic disaster. The Los Angeles
Ib rald says that one after another has
left the society by resignation or starva
tion, until only a few are left hanging
on the verge of life. Tin- end of the
j experiment :s now not far oil'. The
spiritual adviser of the society. Walter
Lock wood, is slated to be so nearly
starved to death that In: is loo weak lo
leave h:s bed. ami .Mrs. 11 hide, the wife
jof the founder of the community, is in
the last stages of inanition for waul ol
Kepi Millet I'litll IL Married Another.
Lob'isvii.LK. .laue 27.?iicasou
Stamper and Mrs. I fat lie I/mkuis who
married last night at Ashland. Ky.
While the couple were being congratu
lated. Frances Files rushed In and at
lempted lo sliool the bridegroom. He
look tlie pistol away and the woman
was arrested. Miss Hies said Stamper
had j romised b> marn In r and deserted
her. She charges him with having kill
ed Charles Black, two years ago, and
says that she washed the murderer's
bloodv shirt soon after the killing.