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Over Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars
Contributed to the Earthquake Snflercrs.
Chakleston, Dec. 14, 1880.?At a
' meeting of the City Council to-night,
Mayor Courtenay submitted the pre
liminary report o*f the Executive Com
mittee, showing that the total amount
received by them for sufferers bv the
earthquake was $634,258, and that the
disbursements amounted to 84*18,119.
The report say: "The committee have
repaired in all about 1,185 houses out of
a total of over 7,000 in the city, at an
average cost of about $250 each, (not
. including over 100 houses at Mount
Pleasant and in the vicinty of the city,
and not including the contributions,
amounting to 820,733, sent to the Sum
merville committee.) Of the balance
of $180,139, the committee- will reserve
?886,139, as in their opinion, it is an am
ple sum for the plastering and closing
up of the unfinished business of house
repairs, and will make a special deposit
with the City Treasurer of the sum of
6100.000 to be applied to the rebuilding
of the city hospitals and alms house,
repairs of public school buildings, Or
phan House, Old Folks' Home and
other charity expenditures for the poor.
They -would remark that this disposi
tion" of a portion of the contributions
sent to Charleston is in consonence
with the wishes of the donors, ex
pressed by them in letters to the
Mayor. Certainly no better use could
be made of this sum of money: none
which would be more satisfying to the
donors everywhere, than to replace the
wrecked buildings necessary for the
comfort and care of the needy, sick and
poor, and thus make permanent the
memorial of the munificent giving of
the American people in this our year
of great calamity." With the commit
tee's report are "tables showing the re
ceipts from the different. States and
- cities. These are, however, necessarily
incorrect, and do not include the dona
tions received by the relief committee
appointed immediately after the earth
quake, the receipts by individuals for
relief purposes and by charitable or
ganizations. It is estimated that the
total subscription to the earthquake re
i lief fund will amount to about 8815,000,
? leaving a loss of over live and a half
1 millions by the earthquake of 1886 and
r cyclone of August 188o, to be borne by
f individuals, corporations and the gov
DISTRESS IN CHESTER.
Colored and White Citizens in Want of the
Necessities of Life.
Ciiestek, December 15.?A public
meeting, composed of both white and
colored citizens, was recently held in
Bossville Township, of this county, for
the purpose of discussing the situation
and taking such action, if possible, as
will lead "to the relief of the poor and
suffering people of that township, A
considerable number of colored persons
who were present narrated their un
fortunate condition. They said they
y were without monev, without corn,
f without wheat, without meat, in short,
without everything necessary for the
support of life. Their corn was swept
away by freshets, and their cotton had
been applied to the satisfaction of their
obligations lor rents and liens. They
had nothing, and under the present cir
cumstances could make nothing. The
landholders present at the meeting in
Tormed (heir suffering colored friends
of their inability to help them. They,
too, were in an unfortunate condition.
The failure of the corn crop and the
partial failure of the cotton crop had j
left them without money and in debt,
and as a consequence their energies!
and resources would be taxed to the
uttermost to meet the wants of their
own families. Their only way to furn- j
ish supplies to the needy colored popu
lation was by mortgaging their lands,
and they did not feel justified in resort
ing to this extremity. Nothing was:
done at the meeting save the appoint
ment of a committee, composed of an
equal number of white and coloredciti-'
yens, who were directed to ascertain I
more fully the condition of the people
?of the township and report at another
meeting to lie called by the chairman.
If their condition justifies the com
mittee in making a call for help, they
will first appeal to the State Covern
ment, and, if the response to the appeal
is unfavorable, they will then call upon
the General Government for help. !t
is hoped they will manage in some way
to meet the situation without calling
upon the State or General Government
Frauk Sander'* Fate.
TOCCOA, C\., December 21. There-'
ported burniuirof Frank Sauriers, the
murderer of live members of the Swil
ling family, proved to be incorrect, as
lie was returned to jail. Yesterday,
however, a party of 125 men surround
ed the jail at an early hour, battered
down the door and took Sanders to a
convenient tree, where they swung him
up. It has developed that Mrs. Rachel
Batty, who lived in the neighborhood.!
was an accomplice in the crime, and
that it was the design of herself and
Sanders to get married with the money
thus gained. The woman has been put
in jail, and there are fears of another
A Whiskey M urder.
Columbia, S. C, December HJ.?Gas
ton, a prominent farmer of Chester
county, shot and killed Iiis son-in-law,
V. E. Estes, on Tuesday night. Both
men had been drinking, and becoming
involved in a dispute Este? caught his
father-in-law around the ne?k and be
gan to choke him. Gaston drew his
pistol and shot Estes through the heart
killing him instantlv.
A MURDER MYSTERY.
A Barkeeper Kills his Customers and
Throws them in a Dry Well.
Richmond, Va., December 20.?Rich
mond is again stirred by a murder
sensation. This time it is the result of
a wife's ante-mortem statement in re
lation to a crime committed by her hus
band. It appears that some months
iigo Richard Shinnick, keeper of a bar
room in th.3 vicinity of the Second
market, on Sixth street, which is
patronized promiscuously by whites
sind blacks, sold out his business and
soon afterward left the city for the
coast, leaving his wife behind. Satur
day Mrs. Shinnick, who has been ill
with consumption, complicated with
other diseases, finding her end fast ap
proach'ug and having received all the
religious" ministrations of her faith,
made known her desire to make a pub
lic statement. Police Justice Richard
son was sent for, and to him the dying
woman related the details of a murder
perpetrated by her husband over a year
ago. Shinnick lived over a barroom,
and his wife was frequently called
upon to assist him. She says that one
night last fall, between the hours of 11
and 12 o'clock, she happened to enter
the bar by the back door, when she saw
her husband, who was in front of the
bar counter, strike and knock down a
white man with a pair of brass knuck
les, that he turned and, seeing her,
ordered her to go up-stairs, which she
did. She could not rest, however, and,
creeping down stairs again, she peeped
into the bar. when she was horrified by
seeing her husband drag the man's
body behind the counter, rob it of a roll
of money, raise a trap at the end of the
bar mid push the body into an old well
under the door. Upon this information
the police to-day went to work to find
the remains by pulling up the iloor and
hunting for the hidden well, but up to
8 o'clock to-night had made no dis
covery. The whole place, however, will
be thoroughly overhauled. Last full
State officer "Carroll, the city treasurer
of Staunton, und W. II. Crawford, clerk
of Band County, left their homes for
Richmond, since which time none of
them have ever been heard from, and
the belief strongly prevails that one of
these was Shinnick's victim. The last
that was heard from Shinnick he was
in Cincinnati, whence he wrote hist
month two letters to an ex-detective
asking information as to what was go
ing on in Richmond, if he was talked
about in any way, and what was said
about him; if his wife had ever given
out anything about him, and saying
that he had gotten a divorce from her,
and he wanted to come back to Rich
mond. He warned the ex-detective to
say nothing about his writing to him.
The Cincinnati authorities have been
telegraphed to arrest Shinnick if he can
ODD SORT OF ELOPEMENT.
A New York Alan Runs oil With His Moth
Nyack, December 14.?Andrew Cole
man, aged about 30, and Mrs. Holmes,
his "stepmother-in-law," as they call it
in Xanuet, have disappeared from
Xanuet together. About eight years
ago Coleman courted in orthodox "style
Miss Annie Mason, one of the prettiest
girls of this vicinity. Every one sup
posed that they would marry, and
therefore ?very oik; was surprised
when Miss Mason married Brewster
Holmes, a 50-year-old farmer, who lived
near Middletown, and who was a wid
ower, with a 19-year-old daughter. Af
ter four years* of wedded life Mrs.
Holmes was left a widow. Coleman
was one of the executors of the estate,
which, when settled, left Mrs. Hohnes
and Alice, the daughter, in independ
Coleman married Alice in August,
1885, and leased and finally fitted up
the Lewis homestead near Pearl River.
Mrs. Holmes went there to live. Last
Saturday Mrs. Coleman drove with a
friend to Xyack and did not return un
til night. When she reached the house
her servant, Ella Brodie, handed her
an envelope, and said Mr. Coleman had
left it. Mrs. Coleman neglected to open
it until after supper, when, to her sur
prise, she found an enclosure of $150
and a brief note informing her that
Coleman had been called away and that
Mrs. Holmes would explain later.
Ella said that they hud gone away
together at 2 o'clock, "each with a valise.
The puzzled wife worried and won
dered until yesterday morning, when
her doubts were removed by the receipt
of a letter mailed by Mrs." Holmes on
Saturday night in Jersey City. The
'?You may as well know all at once.
Andrew and I have left you forever.
After your treatment of him you can
hardly blame him. I know lie loves
me and I love him. Search for us will
be fruitless. Andrew left you $100. I
added *?u. You can dispose of the
property in the house as you think best,
and as to your future home, why not
make it with Uncle.L? With us you
could not be happy. Perhaps you will
be alone. If you sue for a divorce you
will have mi opposition. Remember,
.Mice 1 am only your stepmother.
Abler: .M. Iloi.jiiis."
Mrs. Coleman at once hurried for ad
vice to the friend with whom she i>
now staying, and inquiry was made as
to the doings of Coleman and Mrs.
Holmes on Saturday afternoon. It is
thought thai they took a West Shore
train from Ulauveltville or Xyack
Turnpike station to Jersey City. Mrs.
Coleniiin said to-day:
"?This misfortune has fallen upon me
so suddenly and so heavily that i hard
ly know bow to act. I have written
niv uncle in Duchess County tiiat 1
will come to him this week, lie is my
poor mother's brother,and isthebest
friend I have in the world. 1 always
tried t<> do my duty as a wife, and"]
loved niv husband. My stepmother and
I were not us friendly as we might
have been, but I never dreamed of any
thing like this occurring. Lt.seems in
credible even now."
The exact nature of Coleman's busi
ness does not seem to be known. lie
has been described to-day us a lawyer,
an insurance agent and a drummer.
When a boy here he was a farmer. He
is a short, stout, aubui'u-huired man.
with a heavy beard and side whiskers,
Mrs. Holmes is a fine looking and very
bright woman, somewhat older than
Raleigh, X. C. December 16.?
Joseph Blackwell, a negro, was com
mitted to jail at Oxford yesterday,
charged with outraging Mrs."Alice De
ment, a highly respected white woman,
living'near Oxford. Blackwell has
confessed the crime.
A Mother's Crime.
Chicago, Dec. 17.?When Joseph
Kosn, a cutter employed in the Clark
street tailor shop, returned to his home
last night he found the door leading to
his flat locked and barred. When the
door was forced the bodies of his wife
and 13-months old child were dangling
from the transom of the bedroom door,
suspended by pieces of shawl straps.
Their domestic relations are said to
have been pleasant, but Mrs. Kosn be
came nearlv crazed when her child
took sick recently. It is supposed that
she committed the deed when tempor
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GIBSON?FRIDAY?On November 11,
lRSij, by Gabriel Summers, N. P., Lewis
Gibson to Sunie Friday.
t LL PERSONS ARE HEREBY
1 3L forbidden from entering upon my land,
near Sr. Matthews, S. O, for the purpose
of cutting and hauling off wood, hunting,
fishing, or otherwise trespassing. Any vio
lation of the same will be prosecuted.
Dec23-4t THOS. LEGARE.
Office Couxty Commissioners, (
Orangeb?KO, S. C, Dec, 18th, 1886. \
VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
JL i that the Board of County Commission
j ers Orangeburg County, will elect the fol
lowing officers, on the first Monday in
January. 1887, at 12o'clock :
OVERSEER COUNTY POOR.
JANITOR OF COURTHOUSE.
PHYSICIAN TO JAIL AND POOR.
Applications will be received by the un
dersigned on or before January 1, 1S87. By
order Board County Commissioners.
B. H. MOSS.
Dec 23- Clerk.
Tin-, Stair of South 4'nrollna,
BY BEKJ. P. IZEAU F.SQ., ritOBATE JUDGE.
"YXTH ERE AS, B. G. Frederick has made
V 1 suit to me, to grant him Letters of
Administration of the Estate and effects
of Robert Washhmton. THESE ARE
THEREFORE to cite and admonish
all and singular the kindred and
Creditors of tlie said Robert Washington,
deceased, that they be and appear; before
me, in the Court of Probate, to be held at
? Orangcburg Court House on the 1st day of
January, 1887 next, after publication here
of, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to shew
cause, if any they have, why the said Ad
ministration should not be granted.
Given under my hand, this 15th day of
December, Anno Domini, 1888.
Benj. P. Izlah,
Dec 23- Probate Judge O. C.
A M FETING OF THE HOARD OF
-i a. County Commissioners of the County
of Orangcburg, will be held at Taylor &
Bull's store in said County, on the 14th day
of January, 1887, at 12 o'clock, to consider
the expediency of opening and laying out a
Public Road or Highway, beginning at a
point on the Old State Road near the line
between Lyons and Goodbys Townships
and opposite. Lyons Postollic.e and running a
direct route or line, as nearly as practicable,
northerly 011 said road pass" said Postoflice
to the Public Road at Jericho Church in
Lvons Township in said County.
All persons interested are hereby request
cd to lie present at said meeting of the Board
of County Commissioners, to offer testimo
ny for or against the opening of and laying
out of the said proposed Public Road 01
Highway, as the County Commissioners de
sire to be fully informed as to die expedi
ency and advisability of opening and laying
out* the same. By order of the Board of
County Commissioners of Orangcburg
County. Provided the same shall not be
an _xpcnso to the said Countv.
B. II. MOSS,
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BY BEKJ. 1'. I7.LAU, ESQ., PROBATE JUDOE.
TJITHEREAS, Lawton II. Wannamaker
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him Leiters of Administration of the dere
IJct Estate and effects of M area ret Ann Gar
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day of December next, alter publication
beieof. at 11 o'clock in 11??.* forenoon, t<
shew cause, il any they have, why the said
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Noveir ber, Anno Domini 1S80.
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Nov 2.">-0 Probate Judge 0. C.
TAj parties holding
2\. lands adjoining the lands of L. M,
Keitt Estate are hereby notified that I rt<
not accept the plat made by Surveyor Mel
lichamp as a correct showing of my line:
ami boundaries, as no authentic plats wen
submitted for his guidance, and the resuli
not in accordance with long recognized
landmarks. AH sales of lands made by
parties holding adjoining lauds must hi
subject to tin* re-survey, which I will ordei
and have executed at mv earliest, convent
eiicc. ANNA KEITT.
Vor !>??:? I?-.
i)OK acres of woodland
_r)*) (oxct'pl about 5 acres under cult!
vatiou,) lying between the old Charlestoi
Road ami the River Road, about 2 mile
from Orangeburg^s. C. The above land
being cut into Seven Tracts, from 20 to ?
acres each, a plat of which can be seen a
the office ol'the undersigbned. For partic
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