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ESTABLISHED IX 1S(
A SHOCKING CALAMITY.
THREE SISTERS DROWNED WHILE
BATHING IN A BAY
A Home llobberi of all its .Sunshine?The
Parents Well-Nigh Crazed by Grief Over
Their Terrible Berevenient.
Hand in hand they tripped merrily
along together to their death?Nellie,
aged twelve; Lizzie, aged ten, and Sadie,
aged eight. As their little feet danced
over the sand, the wind carried then
shouts of laughter back to the home
which they had just.qaitted, and brought
a smile of affection to the face of their
mother. Then the sea swept the three
children away. The light of the house
hold was out and It would be long be
fore that mother smiled again.
They were the three children of
Henry Wyjaan, a fisherman, living at
Far Rockaway, not far from Breezy
Point, which is about midway between
the village and Rockaway Beach. On
one side was the ocean, on the other
Jamaica Bay. Their home was a plain
but comfortable cottage. They were
interesting children, of sweet disposi
tion, and were not only favorites with
their playmates and with the neighbors
generally, but were frequently petted by
strangers and visitors who happened to
come across them playing on the beach.
They were the delight of their parents.
Accustomed by his vocation to the
water it was natural that he should re
gard lightly tiic danger to tiie children
of bathing alone, and the little girls
themselves had 110 fear.
Yesterday morning they went to
their mother aud asked permission *\>
go bathing. The little ones bad been
accustomed all the season to do so at. a
poiut in Jamaica Pay, which had been
selected for the reason that the water
was smoother there. It was supposed
to be perfectly safe to leave them in the
water alone. Mrs. Wyman consequcntly
gave the desired permission without any
hesitation, and the three little girls ran
joyfully up stairs. A few moments
latter their little feet came patting down
the staircase, and Mrs. Wyman saw her
three daughters, looking in their bath
ing suits like three little cherubs ready
for bed. To each she gave a farewell
kiss. She liitlc knew that it was the
last time her lips were to press their
soft cheeks in life.
"Now, take good care of Sadie," was
Mrs. Wyman's parting injunction, as
with an affectionate hand she adjusted
the bathing suit of her youngest child.
k,Yes, mamma, we will!" lisped
Xcllic and Lizzie. Sadie broke away
from her mother. She had a pet lieu,
which she had caught sight of In the
yard, aud she wanted to run after it.
Her. sisters caught her.
"Take Nellb's hand aud give me
_yotirs." said the eldest sister, wliojfelt
tho conhdonce r^stdr^^Wl9fW
mother, and who wanted to take good
care of both the sisters. Thus they left
% their home forever, Sadie between
Nellie and Lizzie. Mrs. Wyman
watched them fondly as they waded
through the sand nntil they disappear
ed behind a dune. Then she went back
to her work without a premonition of
the calamity about to fall on the home.
A man some. distance away saw them
pause at the water's edge, let the dying
wave wet their feet and then run back
on the dry laud with merry shouts. The
man turned his looks elsewhere and
ceased to think of them.
Xo eye witnessed their death. It is
believed that they died baud in baud.
Probably one of them waded out of her
depth or stumbled and the others were
overwhelmed by a wave in trying to
save her, too loyal and devoted in their
little, hearts to loose their hold on the
hand they grasped, even if it meant
Only their cry for help was heard. It
reached the ears of their mother in the
cottage, and with pale face and anxious
heart she ran down to the beach. It
reached the ears of the people around,
t.r.d they hurried hi the direction whence
il game, eager to render assistance. But
oue und all they could see only the
crested waves breaking on the shore.
The ba}' had seized its prey and carried
it beyond the sight of men.
Mrs. Wyman was well nigh crazed
by ssrlef. It was loim before, she could
be persuaded to leave the fatal beach.
It was feared that she would lose her
reason, and it was only by the use of
opiates that she could be quieted.
The father's grief was as great. .He
had left home early iu the morning, and
did not learn ot bis great loss until a
messenger was sent fo him. lie re
fused at first to believe she tidings.
"They can't be dead." lie murmured
At last he understood what had hap
"My God! my childreu!" bemoaned.
"Xoll'ie. Lizzie. Sadie ! Dead ! all dead !
my God I my God! all drowned !"
When be reached his Ik.me lie was a
broken down man.
Lasl night, Mrs. Wyman. half con
scious, was calling aloud for her chil
dren.? Xew York Herald, August II.
Knocked HcaU by :i i"i,t Ulou.
Chicago, August 17.?Dr. V. L.
Trow bridge bad a street altercation yes
((rday with Fran!; Packard, a barber. A
!>!'>u- from Packard's list laid the Doctor
Hat on !ho sidewalk. He immediately
lost consciousness and died two minutes
later. Ii is supposed death was due to
heart disease superinduced by Packard's
blow. L'ackanl affirms that Trowbridgc
Severe Storm in Dakota.
A!:i:ki>kkx. Dakota. August !7.
A heavy wind ntul rain storm again vis
ited Ibis vicinity yesterday and -wept
over a fitly mile radii;-, doing more
damage than any previous storm. At
Newark, thirty-live miles Xortheast ol
here, on the new extension of the Mil
waukee road, the suffering was the
heaviest. Four persons were killed and
another was fatally injured.
"Col M Clover
Jan 1, '86
COMPLEXION OF THE NEXT HOUSE.
Thf Democrats Have Hope? of Keeping
Most of the members of the House go
(home now to atteud conventions and to
fix up their fences for the fall elections.
Before they come back to the capital
again they will go through a campaign,
and at present the speculation is as to
the complexion of the next House. The
I Bepublicaus expect to make gains'in
the House, but they hardly expect to
' overcome the Democratic majority.
I The Democrats are in considerable of a
tangle all over the country, but their
quarrels are chiefly over internal faction
al ascendaucy. and will be mostly
settled in convention. Many men now
in Congress will not return, but it is
claimed by Democrats that the grand
summing up will show as many Demo
crats in" the next Congress .as tins, if
uot more. One of the best informed
Democrats about the House told a Star
reporter to day that he found, after a
careful study of the situation, that there
were just live Stales where the Republi
cans might make gaius. These were
Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and
Ohio. They would probably gain two
in Michigan, two in Indiana, and pos
sibly two or three m Ohio. But in the
SLatc the Democrats were in better
shape than was generally supposed.
Halstead, he said, had aroused internal
trouble among the Republicans, while
the Payne affair had drawn the Demo
crats together to resist the Republican
SERVED HIM RIGHT.
a Ilmtal Scoundrel Illing by it >Iol> tit
MaC'OK, Ga., August 13.?James
Moore, a white man, was taken from the
County jail in this city last night by one
thousand citizens and lynched. He was
hanged to a tree in front of the notorious
assignation house of Sarah Robinson,
whither he had decoyed Mamie Little,
an innocent white girl, and committed
a rape upon her. Mamie Little is a poor
hard-working girl, of unblcmishd repu
tation in Savannah, where she came
from. She arrived in Macon a few days
ago, to seek employment. At the de
pot, being a stranger, she met Moore
and asked him if he could direct her to
a good boarding house. Moore called a
hack, and placing the unsuspecting girl
iu it drove her to auotorions assignation
house,- where, at the point of a pistol,
he compelled her to submit to his brutal
passion. Everything that has bceu
gleaned tends to establish the fact that
the girl's character is all right. She is
of good sense, with a pretty fair knowl
edge of good breeding, as is evinced by
her conversation. The poor girl was
most outrageously handled by her ruffian
|M^lunt;i^iusM?ro* Ij&a -been-iong
Known' auu uuiversilly detested as a
ruffian and a conscienceless fellow. He
was on the police force, but was dis
charged .last year for druukenncss and
disorderly conduct, and since then his
has been familiar figure in police circles.
He was a married man, aud Iiis wife and
several children survive him.
DID THEY ELOPE?
Mysterious Disappearance of a Married
Man and a Widow.
On Monday, the 2nd of August, says
the Abbeville Messenger, J. P. Vaughn,
a respectable aud well-to-do citizen of
the Sharon neighborhood, left home
with his mules cud wagon, to do some
hauliug. he said, in the neighborhood of
Mt. Carmel. About the same time a
Mrs. Sutherland, a widow with five
children, of the same neighborhood, dis
appeared. Inquiry in the Mt. Carmel
neighborhood lias disclosed the fact that
Mr. Vaughn has not been there iu the
past ten days. These two occurrences
put together have caused quite a com
motion in the usually quiet neighbor
hood, and speculation runs high as to
the cause of the disappearance of these
parties. These mules driven by Mr.
Vauyhn, we understand, arc mortgaged
to Messrs. Walliugford and Russell, aud
in addition to that, Mrs. Vaughn, the
wife of J. P. Vaughn, has given Wal
lingford and Russell a mortgage on a
piece of laud owned by her. The seein
iugly deserted wife was iu town yester
day in consultation with attorneys, to
sec what redress, if any. she had. Mr.
j Vaughn has heretofore borne a good
. charactor iu the neighborhood, and his
j family are. unable to account for his
j strange conduct in this, affair. His
! friends predict that everything will turn
; out all right, while others are dubious
j about it.
A WHOLESALE MURDERESS.
Sh ?? I'oisoi?:. Kleven Relative* In (.?-t
Mouey from Itciiciil Associations.
Boston, August 12.?It is understood
that the Somervillc police have in forma
i tiou of suspicious deaths of at least
; eleven persons directly or indirectly rc
i lated to Mrs. Sa.*ah Jane Uobinson. who
i:- under arrest, and who were insured in
: benefit organizations, the money in most
, cases falling into this woman's hands.
?V son "I William J. Uobinson da d Ibis
' morning at his mother's house in terrible
convulsions, with all symptoms ofpois
loiung. Medical Kxaininer 1 birell com
menced an autopsy on the body this
i afternoon. Mis. Uobinson and Thomas
11. Smith, her supposed accomplfci. were
brought into Somervillc Court this fore
noon. Mrs. Uobinson came in trembling
and appeared very much shaken ami
shattered in mind aud body. To I hi
complaint, which charged liicm with
"mingling poison with medicine, vvilli
intent'to kill Win. .1. Uobinson." bold
pleaded not guilty. Judge Slorj held
Mrs. i; ibinson iu"i??3.('0ffand Mr.Sinitli
hi $35,000. It is said that since ilu
death of Mrs. Uobisou's husband clever
of her relatives have died, all withii
four years, and Mrs. Robinson bcncfilct
by all of the deaths.
ANGEBTJBGr, S. C, THU
DEAD IN A MILL POND.
WAS IT ACCIDENT, SUICIDE OR MUR
A Mysterious Tragedy ill Greenville Coun
! ty?A Young Lady Found Drowned?A
Thomas J. Curclon is ;i respectable
and well known farmer who lives iu
Grove 'township, nine miles from the
city, ou what is known as the "Old
Adams' Mill" place. His house Is about
250 yards from Reedy River, where it is
yet dammed for a mill which has been
abandoned. Mrs. Cure ton is a daughter
of John Adams of this city, and, like
her hnsbnnd, has a number of relatives
living here, all people of the highest re
Ou Friday Mr. and Mrs. Cureton came
i to the city, leaving the house and their
j younger children in charge of their
daughter Mary A. Cureton, known as
' "Mamie," a handsome girl of eighteen
years. According to the testimony of
! one of the children, a girl of ten years,
a young white man drove to the Cure
tons' gate in a buggy about 10 o'clock
in the morning and handed Mamie, who
went to him. a note. The. child over
heard him say something about, mcetiug
i somebody ''at the river at one o'clock."
j The man, who bad come from the direc
; tlon or the city, then drove away.
Miss Cureton returned to the house,
dressed herself in her best clothes aud
distributed her other clothes and
I trinkets among the children, leaving
I with them a handsome gold ring that her
j father had given her aud putting on her
finger a plain black gutta percha ring.
Site then kissed them good-by, saying
she was going oil' to be married, and
left. They made some attempt to follow
or detain her but were repulsed.
When Mr. and Mrs. Cureton return
ed at night they were astonished and
distressed by finding their daughter gone,
and by the account they received from
the children of her departure. She bad
no love affair that they knew of. but
they were forced to believe that she bad
i run oft'to be married, although they werg
j at a loss to imagine who she bad gone
with. A messenger was sent to the
I nearest preacher, but no information was
received and nothing more could be
done until yesterday morning. Then
the direction in wlne'i the missing girl
was going when last seen was obtained
from the children and search was begun.
In a path leading through a cotton field
to the river Miss Cureton's tracks were
found. They were followed easily in
the soft ground to the brink of the river
where a high and steep bank leads down
to the deepest part of the mill pond, the
water being about ten feet deep there.
Down this bank there, were d!3tinct marks'
,p?tbe^ioels of her Shoes.-where she had
slid from the top to the water, apparent
ly standing straight with her feet close
together. " The neighbors were called,
and with poles and hooks made for the
occasion the pond was carefully dragged.
Aller a long trying search, impeded
much by logs and bushes which accu
mulated in the pond, the body was
found about 100 feet down the: river
from the place on the bank described
above. It was brought to the surface
by a pole which bad caught in the
dress. The young lady had apparent
j ly died peacefully and without pain.
1 There was no distortion of the face
and the arms were crossed on the
breast as if arranged for burial. Evcry
, thing about the body was just as Miss
' Cureton had left her home for the last
Coroner Mc?cc was notified by W. M.
Lcndermcn, who had found the body,
and immediately went to the scene of
the tragedy. A jury of intelligent cit
izens was summoned and the inquest
was begun. Dr. G. Tupper Swandalc,
of this city, made a careful examination
of the body. He found that death had
been caused by drowning and that there
bad been no other injury ol any kind,
and Ins autopsy and evidence based on
it failed to give the least clue, to the
mystery. The facts already giveu were
brought out by the testimony. The
closest examination of the place where
Miss Cureton evidently went into the
water failed to discover any track but
her's or the least evidence of a struggle.
Her father aud mother testified that she
had at times during her life been in a
condition of mind In which she did not
have the full use of her faculties, al
though she bad never been violent or
really insane. It would have been easy
enough to conclude from this that the un
fortunate girl had irone to the river while
; sullcriug from a slight attack of insanity
1 and fallen in accidentally or purposely
drowned herself. Hut the case wasmystc
i rious and the jury was perplexed by the
story of the strange man from the city,
: the note and the conversation about the
meeting at the river, told by the child.
Close and sharp examination Sailed tu
shake her evidence The statement she
bad first made was' stuck to iu every de
tail so faithfully as to carry conviction
oi iu truth. The grief-stricken parents
could give no idea of who the man was
or what was in the note, which could
not be found anywhere. No mar. hud
been pcrlicularly attentive to Miss Cure
ton, and ii w ould have been almost im
possible for licr. living at home and u>
quietly as site did. to have had Iriciub
who were unknown tu the children oi
could not be recognized from their de
scription. I Tor good character was be
yond a whisper of question, and all ii.'
evidence wenl to prove liinl shewn?
without doubl ?: pun :i girl n . . v< i
brcalhcd. The jury could onh find ai
open verdict and rendered ou< to tin
etl'ecl thai the deceased can i: lo bei
death from causes unknown. The gene
ral belief is that die appenranci of Um
mau with the note was merely a coinci
dence. Ibul it was somebody on buisues:
with Mr. Cure-on. and that the club
yot the fragment oi conversation s!u
overheard confused with something he:
USD AY, AUGUST If), 1}
sister said, or with her .subsequent de
parture for the river at 1 o'clock. If this
be true, publication of the facts ought to
bring- an explanation, and it will be
evident that the tragedy was the result
of accident or design in time of mental
distraction. Otherwise the mystery will
remain, for it cannot be imagined what
person would have a motive for luring
MisS.Cureton to the river bank to mur
der her or how a murder could have been
committed without a trace of the mur
derer or struggle being left. Another
theory that Miss Cureton may have
rea?y gone to meet some friend and fallen
into: the river while waiting is met by
the fact that nobody was seen in the
neighborhoo(I and that no affair of the
kind-, could have been carried to that
length without the knowledge of the
A MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR.
Abduction und I'roblc Murder Of i? Von nur
Lady by a Rejected Suitor.
Looaxsi'ort, Indiana, August 14.
There is great excitement over the
abduction and probable murder of Miss
Luella Mabbitt, au estimable girl, living
South of here. Last week, Amos Green,
a rejected suitor, drove in a carriage to
her isome, seized her and carried her oil',
i He returned home next morning and dis
appeared. Miss Mabbitt has not been
seen since then, and as Green threatened
her life, it is believed she has been mur
dered: An organized search for her has
been vainly carried on. A trail has
been found leading to Wildcat creek, and
some believe the body will be loutid in the
stream. Thursday night a mob, believ
ing Green's mother knew the wherea
bouts of her son. went to her house.
A rope was placed around the old wo
I man's neck and she was threatened with
death if she did not reveal the hiding
place of her son, but threats of lynching
were of no avail; the mother refused to
open her mouth to betray her son. The
mystery is deepened by the disappear
ance of another of Miss Mabbitt's suit
ors, John Ycrkis. On the night of the
abduction. William Walker made a call
on Miss Mabbitt's sister, and he has
since been arrested as Green's accom
plice. Mrs. Green lias has also been ar
A NUN AND A~YOUNG GIRL.
They Jump from a Train at Full Speed.
Frightened by an AS>sinthe Drinker.
A,sensational incident, with rather
serious couseiuft.nces. has occurred on a
Prench rail- While a train was
going at the usual rate of speed, between
j?ice " and Marseilles, two women were
seen to jump from it. evidently in a state
ot wild 'alarm. They were picked up,
'both of,them being very badly injured
by their desperate leap. - They proved
to ">iO_ _jvnn and a young girl named
Bassett, who was traveling with the nun.
The cause of their singular conduct was
the behavior of a strauger, who had en
tered the compartment in which they
were, notwithstanding that it was re
served for the ladies. The man was a
sailor, who bad been drinking absinthe
to excess and was in a state of hilarious
intoxication. When he got into the
carriage he immediately began to sing
wildly at the top ot bis voice and to be
have liken violent lunatic, smashing the
windows and proceeding to wreck every
thing within his reach. The nun and
her companion thought the man was mad
and were in fear of their lives, so they
I jumped from the door while the train
j was going to escape from him. The
j ladies are severely hurt and the man is
I under arrest.
A BALL OF FIRE
Which Darned to Death an Indiana Far
mer?Believe It or Not.
Daniel Riley, a prominent citizen of
Crawford County, Indiana, was instantly
killed Monday evening by a bolt ot
lightning. Mr. Riley was sitting in the
front room of his residence near Boston
mending a pair of scissors. A slight
shower was falling at the time, but there
was no sign of an approaching thunder
storm. Suddculy a huge ball of lire en
tered the window and passed apparently
up the chimney. The family, were sit-<
ting on a veranda in front of the house,
and noticed the phenomenon, ran in the
room where Riley had been sitting, and
found his body lying on the lloor burnt
j to a cinder and entirely unrecognizable.
I A black streak was found on the carpet
j passing within a few inches of the chair
i where Riley had been sitting and thence
j toward the lire-place. A horrible Jodor
i as of sulphcr filled the room. The story
' is vouched lor by a number of eye-wit
Trotten Killed by Lightning.
An Omaha dispatch of the 'Jth instniil
says: At 1.Ml) this morning lightning
i struck the main stable, of the Omaha
Fair Association, containing sixteen
j valuable horses, of which eight were
either instantly killed by electricity or
burned to death. The animals were in
Lraiuing fur the races and were of excel
lent promise. .'ohu Simpson, a groom,
was lying asleep in a stall within four
feet of where the lightning struck, lie
was knoc ked four Ii et ami thrown against
the wall. Although stunned ho at oner
realized the situation and veiled ami
aroused life other hostlers, all of wlmm
worked desperately to release the ani
mals, which wi re rushing about in their
box stalls crazy with excitement. All
the doors were thrown open and great
efforts were made In drive the horses
nut. but several ol thorn could not be
forced to move ami were left l" their
Itail N'.-u- From Texas.
Marshall. Tkxas, August 17
Vi r\ unfavorable reports are coming in
from evry par; of Lastern Texas in
reference b> cotton, which, owing uilhci
to rains or extreme hot weather, is shed
ding its forms rapidly. If this contin
ues long it will entirely destoy the I'm
j crop, wTiich will reduce the vivid a'
1 least one-third.
A MURDER CLEARED UP.
Vlnce Uelliiiecr Tells Why He Killed
Tlic following letter was written by
Vincent Bellinger to a friend in Barn
well from Norfolk, Ya., under date of
July 30th, 18SG:
Fkiexd Billy:?Finding that the
United .States has ?'jjo-ne- back ou me,"
1 leave for Cuba to-day. I leave my
untiva land forever. You have shown
me kindness when I needed it. I have
injured myself by standing by my friends, j
and yet, all who were once my friends
in Barnwell, have comdemned me with
out a hearing.
My object in writing this letter to
you is to put myself iu the proper light
about, shooting the negro near Grahams.
The following statement is correct. I
do not make this statement expecting it
to have any weight at my trial, for I
will never have one. I will never be
taken alive. I do not fear death, and
my only motive in leaving South Caro
lina, was to avoid killing those who
might attempt to arrest me.
But to come to what was beaded in
the Charleston newspapers, "A foul
murder by Bellinger."
While in Orangeburg County, I stop
ped near Cannon's Bridge, bitched my
horse, and when I woke up he was gone.'
I met a negro who told me that Curtis
Faust bad taken up ahorse that answer-'
i ed to the description of mine. I went;
I to a negro aud offered him live dollars
j to take me to Fausts. The ney;ro sent
I bis son. Jeff Bruton (a big burly uegro '
I about 20 years old) with me. The nc
S gro got a quart of whiskey in Grahams;
Ion the way be drank freely, (I drank
; nothing.) this is the hardest part of my
talc to believe. When within one mile
of C. C. Fausts, and at a church the
negro got out of the wagon to get some
wider at a well. While at the well, be
asked me what I would give him for the
horse; he was drinking: I told him thirty
dollars (?30); couutcd out the money
and gave it to him. 1 took out rtiy
memorandum-book; wrote a bill of sale
and asked him to sign it?iL was a bright
moonlight night; so bright that I could
write without any difficulty. To my
astonishment the negro said, damn von. I
have got your money and will give you
no bill of sale. lie then walked up to
me and put his bund on my shoulder ;
his general manner showed light; I told
bun to give me back my money; he
closed his baud on my shoulder;"I step
ped back and shot him at a distance of
about 10 steps. While I was cocking
my six shooter, he turned and I shot
j him again. He ran down the road in
the direction of several negroes who had
*Now Bijly, I*waikin thia_posiliou at
I nighti.^hot mah^who Tkucw was
mortally. wounded^^fVfih^was I to do
j without a single witness? Tho negro
i had my money, so I took the horse out
of the wagon, went 3 or 4 hundred yards
on the road; told a negro that a man was
badly hurt at, the church and I wanted bis
saddle to go after tnc doctor. I went
from there to where I sold the horse,
and took the train to Augusta.
Now Billy, I tell you this in order to
retain your respects, although I will
never see you again, I will lind some
comfort in thinking thai I have left a
few who do not look on mc as a "mur
derer." 1 have never yet killed a man
I only iu self defence, or when I thought
j my lite waa in danger. If those who
condemn me would look back, they
would see that I could have killed, and
the law of S. C, would have sustained
I went to Colorado after seeing you
and sold an old gold claim (that 1
thought worthless) for live thousand
dollars. If I could only have gotten
this money sooner, my life would have
! bad a better coloring in the future. But
as it is I have joined a band of despcr
ate men, who are lighting for liberty m
Cuba, as we fought in the right of seces
sion; if we win all will be right, If we
fail we will be shot.
I doubt if you can road this letter, as
I I write it on tiic tug boat taking us out
! to sea, and it is rough.
? Plesc let the Darnwell Sentinel copy
I the part of my letter relative Jto the
! killing of the negro.
! I would have kicked back at the news
paper reports about me but t bad not
?? got out of the picket line.
Billy, if you ever need a friend, day
j or night, who is willing to put up his life
I for you. call for Vixce Bklli.vokk.
A (ilituitly Discovery.
Panama, July 31.?The work oi
creeling the new theatre is progressing
satisfactorily. The building is to be on
! the site of the Los Moojas Convent, the
outer walls of which are very massive
1 and will be kept standing. The work
now goinu mi is the pulling down of the
inner partition walls, which are a bo til
twenty inches thick. In the course ol
this work ou Friday last there was dis
covered witlfln the masonry, in an creel
posiloii. a perfect male skeleton, to
which was attached a cross made ol
wood on which bad bpeu an inscription,
but it is not legible now. Almost im
mediately after the discovery the skele
ton fell to pieces, and the skull and
bones can be sc? n lying on the ground.
The skeleton was Inund iu the wall which
was very near the idler.
Ci-.i/t il I.;, Drink.
liKAN'ii II.Vl-lll.S. Mh II.. AligUi-d 1 I.
A cold-blooded murder was perpetra
ted at dockyard. Mich., -" day. and a
lynching is. probable. The murderer.
John I'oyd. being drunk :.ll night, stole
;. revolver from a shop, wi :>i lo Ihr
house ??!' William IL Johusou. a promi
nent citizen, called him out and shot
, Iiim through the hi art. Iloyd bears :i
bad name, bin is ol a good family,
After the shooting be coolly walked down
the street, threatening to kill all he mcl
and bragging of what he had dune. IK
I also attempted to shoot two other .-iti
zeus. He 1-: under urrc-rt. awaftr-ig ai
E $1.50 PEIi ANXUM.
RICHLIND MAKES RETORT.
WHO SHOULD THE NEWS AND COU
The Support of Col. Miles by the Churles
ton Delegat ion in the lute Convention?
"Let the Punishment bclnflicteil.''
Columbia, S. C. Aug. 11.?Some
time ago the Chronicle mildly advised
the News and Courier to let Georgia
politics alone as it would soon be "mon
keying with its own Gubernatorial buzz
saw." The Xews did not take this ad
vice, as it felt sure of the succeess of its
own candidate in South Carolina, and
preferred to extend its operations be
yond the borders ot the muddy Savan
nah. If it had wisely listened to the
advice of its amiable contemporary it
might have met with greater success at
home. Its caudidate for Governor was
defeated and it is in much the same con
dition that it charged the Chronicle with
being after the Bacon defeat, in -ka very
unhappy frame of mind." It is easily
worried and the slightest allusion to
combination, etc., is exceedingly '"vex
Your correspondent ventured to re
peat a rumor current during the Con
veutiou that "a part of the Charleston
delegates only gave Col. Miles a half
hearted support." The Xcws and Cou
rier to-day vigorously denies the ??cruel
story," and then proceeds to prove its
correctness. It says: "With but four
or five dissenting votes, the Charleston
: delegation resolved that it was injurious
to have two candidates for State offices
and the preference of the delegation, in
about the same ratio was for Mr. Miles."
&c. There were then "four or rive" of
j the delegates who were not "enthusias
j tic" supporters for Mr. Miles; and who
[?preferred to retire Sir. Miles in favor of
j General McCrady's candidacy.
Your correspondent simply repeated
a rumor which has now been confirmed
by the Xews and Courier, and if that
journal wants to ??pillory" anybody it
is respectfully referred to the writer of
the editorial from which I have quoted.
Let the punisement be inflicted. If the
Xcws and Courier is not satisfied with
its own confirmation of the report, lcc it
order a poll of the Charleston delegation
and sec if it cannot find some "half
hearted supporters" of Mr Miles among
those delegates. If it fails to discover
any such individual, your correspondent
will make the proper correction. In
the meantime, with the report corrob
orated by the Xews and Courier, he
docs not Icel at liberty to retract. To
do so would be a reflection upon the.
Xews and Courier, aud your correspon
dent would not be guilty of that for any
consideration.?Kichland in Augusta
Chronicle, , ? , , ^ , ^,?, i ^ . ?
THE FOE IN BERKELEY.
i A County Convention Which Brenk? l'p
in n Koir.
Mr. Pleasant, Aug. 1L?Agree
able to the call published in the county
papers, a convention of the Republicans
of Berkeley county was held at the
Court House at Mount Pleasant yestcr
hay. Senator Robert Simmons took the
chair and called the meeting to order.
After ordinary routine proceedings
tbc question of the election of a county
chairman arose, and J. II. Ostendorff,
now of Beaufort and formerly of Char
leston, except on election days, when
ho hails from Wappclaw, Christ Church
Parish, called for a conference of the
several precinct chairmen. This was
held and Ostendorlf claimed that he had
been elected county chairman for four
years, and that he still held over for
two years longer. In this he was sup
ported by W. H. Ahrens, of Summer
villc, and W. H. Thompson, colored,
an old politician and would-be Con
i grcssman. The precinct chairmen dis
allowed OstcndorfPs claim, and after so
reporting the convention broke up in
, general confusion.
' A. little while after this irregular ad
journment Senator Simmons called a
: meeting of "all good Republicans of
? Berkeley" and took the chair, with W.
j II. Singleton as Secretary. Senator
J Simmons made a little speech, the gist
! of which was that if any compromise in
! the coming election for county officers
was to be made with the Democrats the
colored Republicans were to make it
and not Ostendorfl or Ahrcns. This
was received with great enthusiasm, and
on motion of W. II. Singleton the Rev.
A. V. Ford, D. T. Middlcton, P. J.
U.yas. Robert Simmons. X. J. (.'lark.
J. Collins and T. Middlcton were ap
pointed a committee to confer with the
Democrats, with full powcrto make any
compromise they saw fit.
A Cry Kor Kreml.
ArsTix. Texas. August II. Gov
ernor Ireland to-day issued the following
proclamation for the relief oft ho drought
sufferers: "Whereas it has been made
known to mc that on accounl el the
unprcccdeute.il drought which has pre
vailed in the Counties of Brown, t.'olc
maii. ( allaghan. Kastlai I. Stephens and
others contiguous, many families arc
sulferiiig for wan I ol food. Now there
fore, I. .lohn In land. Governor, confi
dently call upon the people of other
sections to contibute to the relief of
their distressed fellow-citizens, by for
warding, without dein;., funds loCounh
.liid'/e- i'i Lhe sever.'.! ( ounlios a-kim:
An Kufin? I':.i,ii!y Munlereil.
Maxicai'a. Akizona. August \1
Bernard Martin, with his wife and tw
children, of Weaver. Arizona started
.Inly 20 for Kric, !'a.. !bi ;. visit. N'oi
being heard from a search was institu
ted, which resulted in l.mlius Ihc charred
remains of the entire family betweeu
Vulture .Mine and l'lm nix. Marlin was
known to have Lad $-1.000 with him.
realized from the sale ol his ram he. He
was waylaid by robbers, and the entire
family murdered and the remaias. bn?n?d
to cover the crime,