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A FLORIDA COON HUNT.
Incidents, Accidents and Fun to Be Found
in an Old-Fashioned Way.
"Come," said the Major, flipping the
ashes from his cigar, "let's go coon
"Why, certainly; wheni do you
"I will come for you at 4 p. in.," he
answered. "It is ten miles to the
plantation-our starting poin t for the
hunt. I'll ride Selim and bring my
black mare for you. She is a daisy, if
she is a little frisky. Good day."
At 4.30 p. in. we mounted our
horses and rode out toward the setting
sun. It wa a beautiful afternoon,
with just a imuspicion of fall in the
cool, sweet breeze. On either side
were tangled ma-ses of wild and
shaggy undergrowth, the flotsam and
jetsam of the redundant life of nature.
Giant oaks and stately pines stood
uard over these and lofty bamboo
tines climbed to the top for a more
extensive view. Sometimes the road
ahead of us would seem to come to an
abrupt conclusion, the overarching
trees appearing to form an impassable
barricade. As we approached they
would open ranks and onward we
would go. About five miles out we
came to a little stream and stopped to
water our horses. This little stream
was clear as crystal, the bottom being
of hard clay. It slipped out of the
woods in the cutest manner and,
spreading out to a width of three feet
in the road, sparkled and glittered,
then dashed into the darkness of the
SOME FUN TO BEGIN WITU.
A mile further on a little episode
occurred that afforded me considera
ble uneasiness and discomfort and the
Major a like quantity of amusement.
I was riding along, carelessly con
versing, paying but very little atten
tion to my horse, when a little spotted
fawn ran across the road. My horse
stood still about one second, trembling
in every limb, nostrils distended, wild
with terror, and then made a tremen
dous leap to one side, throwing me
half out of the saddle. Here my
Indian experience came in hand and
I soon recovered control. There was
a series of plnnging, kicking and rear
ing, a desperate effort to rub me off
against the trees, and then Kitty,
having found her master, settled down
to uqiet again.
AN OLD-TIME RUINED HOME.
Passing through one large, well
cultivated plantation, we came to a
second one, and here our journey
efided. A long avenue, lined with
snIh bayonet, led to the old man
sion; once a stately edifice, but now
almost in ruins. It was nearly in the
centre of a grove of immense live oak,
.,kubg with masses of soft, gray moss.
a gled vines and creeping roses hid
the rotten planks of the wide
piazzas. On the second floor but two
rooms were habitable, one being occu
Pied by the bachelor overseer, the
other was the guest chamber. The
only furniture of the latter was a cot
and some chairs. A wide, open fire
piace gave an. air of comfort to the
irge, dingy, shutterless room. This
dilapidated mansion had once been the
summer home of one of the wealthiest
planters in the county. What scenes
of merriment the crumbling walls had
witnessed! What shouts of joy and
langhter! What strains of long-or
g'otten music, to which tiny feet kept
timel In these rooms the Wail of the
new birth has been beard! Here the
'fir bride has stood upon the threshold
of a tateful, untried iite. From here
too,'the deadi have been carried fort h,
for the tomibstones gleam white in the
grove some distance in the rear of the
hb'use. Here it was the handsome,
stalwart, chivalrous owner don ned the
Confederate gray and went forth to
battle for the cause of his people.
Here, also, was he brought back cold
/and still, shot at the head of his regi.
ment, died on the field of honor.
- A SOUTHERNS SUPPER.
From some hidden recess the y-oung
overseer brings forth a corpulent black
bottle. We half ill our glass with a
reddish-looking fluid-I am positve it
was not milk-and then talie seats at
the supper tabie in the lower room
It is a bachelors' repast, for we are all
Isachelors, and we enjoy it, for good
old' Aunt Jenny knows exactly what
,we want. A plate of biscuit, plump
and snowy white, a large dish of
chicken fried to a delicious golden
brown, boiled potatoes, bursting their
brown jackets off in their eagerness to
be eaten, coffee, strong as Sampson
and black sa 3iggerdemnos, rounded
out the meal. After snpper we lit our
pipes and sat out on the crumbling
porch while waiting the preparation
of the hunting armament. The might
air was full of sound. The grotesque
laughter of the mule came to us from
the far-off stables; the chattering whirr
of insect life made the darknes; melo
dious with mnoncotony of sound. Sonme
times a shadowy flag of wing and a
harsh note showed wher.e some be
lated bird was going wearil- home
WE nUNT TilE COOS.
"Fall in," said the 31ajor, and off we
started. Josiahl and his son Tke, both
of the color warranted to kect> in any
olimate, led the column. They have
torches, made of fat pine and carry
under the left arm bundles of the
same. The overseer follows, equally
well equipped. The Major and I
follow him. We leave the plantation
and tramp through an immense field of
brown sedge. Circling around us,
obedient to the call of Josiah, are the
famous coon dogs, "Bill" and "Shep."
At the word they forge ahead eagerly,
and on we go. After a weary trail
through the tall grass we come to an
immense oak tree and Josiah halts
with a smothered ejaculation. There
is a cleared place tinder the tree and
signs of a recent camip. We notice
traces of tire and see a huge pile of
corneobs and some few chicee-. bones.
"What is it, Josiah?".the Major asks.
"Nuffin' but er- ole camp oh dema
ref'gee niggers. Been gone er~ bout a
week, I 'low. Wush I'd cotehed 'em,
doggone dei-e tr-ilin' pot-licker skins:
Mus' a bin three er~ fo' ob 'eim. Dat's
whar my big roos'er went las' week".
Now we have to ci-oss a -wimt,itasmuig
stream, show ing dairkly grieein uncd-r
the flairing ligh'tot the torches.
The bridge is a homie-mnade, homo
pathic one of two raiis width, sup
ported by ickdey, Swaying pole,
guarded by an equally rickety hand
rail, The water lok to be of fathom
less depth . Th nxetroe-s and the
oveeer ao over the bridge as care
lessly as it it was as~ stable and solid as
the 'connecting link between . New
York and Brooklyn. The 31ajor eyes
it dubio~uly and teilis me to go tirst.
With snail-like pace I cross it safelg.
Now he tries it, first picking up a pole
to steady his path. In the middle of
the bridae the pole-which proves to
in he goes. How the the overseer and
I laugh, for the water, deemed almost
a mile in depth, does not reach the top
of his botts. As he scrambles up the
bank we greet him with renewed
laughter and cheers, but become very
solemn when he says in a quizzical
tone: "Boys, you forget that the flask
is in my pocket." Now we come to a
cane-brake and plunge in boldly, no
matter bow coldly the swamp mud and
water runs. After tram1iing about a
milo~we halt to hear from the dogs.
We build a fire and break off some
canes to throw upon it. As they catch
tire the quick, sharp snapping sounds
like the skinwish tire of war time.
Awaken ed (frei pleasant dreams by
the unwonted heat, a deadly moccasin
glidVs fl within reaching distance of
the Mt jor- There is the sharp, quick
bark of 1 Derringer and, its head shot
off, the snake writhes out its life.
wE FIN) THE COON.
The frantic yelping of a dog. "Dat
Shep," Josiah savs. Another dog
joins in. "Dat Bell, coon done treed."
"I golly, pop, he in dat tree ober dar
on aire of de swamp," shouts Ike.
"Ilush ro-a motif, you fool niggah,
don' vou s'pose old Josiah know whar
am?" is the paternal reply. All fatigue
is forgot ten. Torches are replenished
and on we ru'h to the spot indicated.
Ike is right. A rather slender tree
hangs over the swamp. On one of
the liml)s we see something grim and
silent, i:s eyes shining like coals of
fire. ut few words are spoken.
Bell is leaping against the trunk, Shep
sits on the ground, steady, motionless,
watching the enemy above. "Ike,
climb the tree and shake the coon off."
It is the overseer who speaks. The
grinnirg Ike scrambles up the tree and
crawls out upon a limb under the one
on which the coon is perched. le is
nearly to where he can reach this limb
when sita, the limb on which he is
breaks and down he goes into the
swamip. Both dogs are on him in a
minuie and roll him over in the water.
-'Tu'n me loose, I tells yer; tu'n ie
loose. Can't yer tell a nigger from er
coon? 'fu'n me loose!" The dogs
slink away abashed and resume their
former )ositions. Up the tree again
goes Ike. This time he reaches ,the
limb safely and gives it a vigorous
share. Ilo! here comes the coon.
"Sick him, Shep! Sick him, Bell!"
A short, sharp tight and Mister Coon
relinquishes the ghost.
THlE CURTAIN DROPS.
It is 2 a. in. when we regain the
house. Thanks to Aunt Jinny's
thought fulness, a good fire is blazing
in the tire-place and on the table is a
huge cake of some unknown style of
architecture. We are hungry and eat.
We arC chilled through, but a hot
whiskey punch restores the circulation.
Now fo a little folding of the hands in
sleep. I dream that I am a coon, and
the M.ajor, a big yeller dog, has. me by
the throat, when a vigorous shake
rouses me out of this pleasant dream
and the genial voice of the Major says:
"Get up, old man. The horses are at
the door. 1o, for home". Early as
it is, Aunt Jinny is up to bid us good
bye. This means a dollar apiece,
which we gladly give her, and then
ride out into the glory of the awaken
ing day. ii NMILTON JAY.
THE fIIARP: HIPS OF LAVRORERS.
Dr. Tabluage Discourses on the Gent-ral
WVickednless of EmLIployer1.
In a rcent sermon, Dr. Talmnage. in
his tusuai draimatic and eloquent fashi
ion, pictured ''The Genuine il-ardships
of Workinn Classes."~ It was the third
of his series of lectures on the labor
qestioni. A large audience more than
took u p the seating capacity of the
Tabernacle. Ilis discourse treated of
the darker sideC of the life of tile a-age
workers, especially the working girls.
"In tile olden ~time,"' said Mr. Tal
mage, "the Children of israel weire
God's chosen people, but to-ay the
American people occupied that proud
position. Few persoins realize the
trials and burdens of anybody but
themselves. It is idle to say that be.
cause some of the falso friends of labor
did unlawful things the cry for reform
is all hullabaloo. The great question
of the day is the labor problemn, and it
must be solved in a short time. Whbo
will deny that the largest employing
firm to-day is Grip, Gouge, Grindem
Here the speaker read extracts from
a late repor-t, in which a factory girl
was quoted as testifving before a labor
commission that she was only able to
get four months' work in the year, and
then sh~e could scarcely earn S3 per
week. ile also read the list of fines
to which the employas of a large cot
ton mill were subjected. it contained
such items as twenty-five cents fine for
washing one's hands. Foir eating a
piece of bread at the looms another
irl wats docked a dollar. A poor
piner- who told a fellow employe
that her mother was about to die had
to pay twenty-five cents tine. Mr.
Tamage th ought that there wvas no
fair re n on why women, especially
those e mployed in the g overmnent
ciices in Washlington and in the punblic
Ischools, should do the same work as
the m~l~e employ as and get only half as
much par. Hie said that there were
00 ewing girls in New York and
Brookh ni who (lid not get half enough
to feed and clothe thiemselves, while
their emipiovers were rolling in wealth.
Some of them made shirts for six
cents a dozen and died of slow star-a
tion. The needle. he said, killed more
people than thle sword.
Carlisle's Presidential Prospbcts.
There is a buzz of talk going on
now about Speaker Carlisle being a
Presidential candidate ini 1888. it is
strange how that old woman's super
stition about the Speakership of the
House being a short cut to the Presi
dency still prevails. Mr. Blaine
thoght so--every man who ever sat
in the Speaker's chair has thought so.
The fact is, the Speaker of the IHouse
stands jus one chance in thirty of giet
tn in the White House. There hiave
beeni thirty $oeakers, and of these Only
oie-ami'es N. Po. andi lie was an
1ecidnt-ever became P1-sident. Mir.
Cla com)es tiret with the gratest
tenme.th of service in the Speaker's
y air. lie was elected to pmiede over
i Conresses. I Ie had the I-re.,
"enial rabie-s badly. Next conies
Andriew Stevensonl, 01 Virgtiniia, who
was eleted four- times, andt wats aliso
bitteii by the tar.jntulat., James (.
Blane, debuyler Colfax anid Sanmuel .
Randall follow, each of whom served
rce Congresses. Ever-ybody. 'knows
how Brothner Blainc and poom- Mr. Col
x raved and cavorted when tl.e virus
got into thleir- blood. Mr. Randall bas
ore nearly escap~ed than anyv nani
who ever- s'it in the Speaker's chair;
but he, too, has~ had faint symiptomls.
Now that Mr. Carlisle has been inoctu
hated, a case of mor-e or- less developed
mania may be expected. But to be
Speaker is to take one chance in thirty
of vr being- Presidant
A TRIBUTE TO JOHN KELLY.
What a Once Hostiile Journal Now Says of tho
Dead Tammany Chief.
It is. not as a philanthropist or as a dis
peuserof large charities or as a man whc
went much about doing good to his fellow.
man that John Kelly will be chiefly knowr
in history. yet we doubt whether there it
another citizen of New York whose deatl
would touch so many hearts with a sens(
ofpersonal loss. Unquestionably the sincert
and widespread sorrow occasioned by his
death is due in some degree to the generou
and charitable nature of the man. but it ii
the leader rather than the friend whom
most- of those who followed and trusted
him in life will mourn to-day. The politi
cal followers of Mr. Keliy belong, for thc
most parl. to a class whose emotions are
easily stirred :md in whom the sentiment
of lovai!!v to a leader appro aches much
mtore ne:' rly contines of personal alTeetion
than is t le case with the members of coolet
blooded and less enthusiastic races. A life
of pnoinn;d and manifold activities had
made1(i1 .ltmii Kelly not only prominent asth(
skilled leader of a powerful faction of the
local Democrac. but it had also won for
him the homndless confidence of something
like a third of the legal voters of this great
city. To these voters. not the most dis
cri minating part of the electorate, but un
deniably a very active part. Mr. Kelly
was the visible embodiment of every politi
cal ieasuire :ad every political principle.
lie was i to hem not merely Tanmany Hall
and soun 1 Democracy, but the Constitution
an11d the country. So long as he retained
his hI ih :ad his part in politics John
Kelly ca.ried under his hat the principle
of hlis fimmendiate party. and the member,
of that party will lament his death as i
kingdom nourns its sovereign or a republi
The pblice's tribute to the memory of
John K.-lly will gain much in sincerity
and in impressiveness from the )ublie's
feelin t.t he was an honest man. Per
onal ho ::estv counts for much in life. ever
in this ey, where the dishonesty of puhlic
Imen is pro veriial. lut in death it Count"
for ever thing, since it has not yet beconi
customary with respectable persons to join
in rever.-it e'.remonies over dishonored
dist. A id the consoling reflection thal
in all the struggles and the tumults of hih
life. i a'I the ottices he held, and in hit
private r.-hations Mr. Kelly's personal char
aeter conuiianded tile respect of his bitter
est political enemies will serve as the com
fort and solace of his near and intimatt
friends anid the criticisms which it is in
evitabie and not to be regrett.ed that hi
public c:-reer and services should undergo
Fxiloion in a Firework% Factory.
The Unexcelled Fireworks Company. o0
which E. F. Linton is the President, oc
cupies f ur detacheid buildings on the cor
ner of I'nnett anl Liberty avenues, Eas:
New York. where 200 men are employed:
These buildings are spread out over an aert
of ground. ind all were in full operatior
Tuesday. Shorily after 11 o'clock ther
was an' xnlosioni in the building No. :3
Bennett avenute. and the brick wall fell ir
with a crash. There were not man work
men in ohat building. and tile firemen pre
vened the llames which were caused b3
thle expilsion from spreading to the ad
When the debris had been cleared awa3
the body of Ilov.ard Johnson, an opera
ti'e. w: tound. A large -e bolt hia
been sh, t into bis clest. and his foot hat
been to:n off iat the ankle. Death inus:
have en-ed almost iist.antaneous. Nea.
hiis, body,! another emipiove. Jamnes Basker
was fou::d insensiblc, b]ut still alive. I
will recet. .'r. lThe danage to the buildinm
:nn hi' :'epaired for about $1,000. Th<
cause of the explosion. the force of whiel
bro:k' winlows in tile Bennett street sekool
5t0 feet awny. is not known.
Biinie"' Nuirih and Nonth.
article ei ''-~-uiess North andu South.
sus that thie peopl'e of the Sothl huave suf
fe'redl !h::e *t' io. inerrutttion to their mza
t:'ri:al j'pity. Tl tinseutled state o.
:Lfitrs i:'th Noth.' i continues. ''ha
caused a gret deal oft caipitalt to riow fron
'te Nor tin fioim Grieat .lriain to tin
South. it' is~t''n' ltd that during the tirs1
three mem als of this yetr full'y $:36.000,t0t
h'as been invested in the Soth in new un
dertakins most of' it fromi the North and~
fiom Etlad. Tis is something which
shoul intere:,t the Northern workingman.'
To this the Richmond (\ a.) D)i2patch adds:
"This i' something~ wic~h should interest
the Sothe~rni wvor'inn too. It speaks
v ohunes for the conservaitismi of our work
Iin"'- elass~e, and is very' suggecstive." The
f'ct is "lso signiicaot that the w'orkini
popuulati *n of the Souith so much prefex
toil to talki that the iron works of Chatta
nooga.i Lirmitnham and North Carolina,
the oil ritineries of 3Memphis, Helena and
New Oreans, and the cotton factories of
Sou1th Carolina and Georgia, are till b)usy,
itthouit . strike. boyeott or lockout.
Clwr~stt eacinig C'hr'onide.
Th'le 'Trouabesome Redskin'.
rThe cmmnandant of Fort Bliss, near El
Paso. Texas. has received irders fronm Gen.
Aliles to immtediatevlyimove his troops to
sonic point in Arizoai to aid in the' prose'
cutain of the war against the Apaches. It
is understood that these tr'oophs will strike
directly fo r the Giha River country in hopes
of im'ecepting thet band of eutthiroats. All
is bustle ::ad ecaitemenitat the fort. Troops
are being light ly equ ippid for long marches
and lirg' qanitiies of pirovisions anil med'
icintes arne bein' loaded, wichel seemis to in.
dienate that Ce:. 3iles~ ' propse's to remain
OUt aill smamertt~t if 'necei"5aryt. The vigorouts
act ion of thi il5ilcer .ine:- is tauiptio n
of the commna.d of this departmenut cauises
gener'al 'a i-ifaction :mdii ha~s done more
than tiy other' onie thin'g to riuiet the peo
pil', restore coG..ideceI ihe G;overnmeni'It,
and prevent 'i g'"nerai upising of the border
The U te Indians purchaiseid large quanti
ties ot ermns atnd ammtunition: in Durango,
Col., Ilast week. Theyi alsio purchased a
number of saddles and at greater number of
useful aric(les thtan usual. It is expected
by some thait they aire preparing to make
trouble if the removal scheme is not carried
out sit isfatctorily.
WIhat the Km:.is Want.
('muavimn, 3May :31.-This nmornig's
session of the Knights of Labor conv'ention
wais by fair the miost implotatnt in its results
to theptublic at large, if not to the order it
self. of any session of the convention. A
resohitiotn was adopted requesting Congress
to dechlire the inationaul eection idayi a lepdl
iolidav Ai leuter w'as 'nid-ned sent to the
\rn'manated Association of Iron aitd Steel
W ork. T Ihe cont' tt and cbaracter of
ihe Icener'" re withheld ui' it has been ire
(eiv'ed by the' iah''mnatedl Association,
tthitbt goiod will 'and the spirit of fra
trnit v. It was- reolvedi to appoint at on1ce
-nd1 -nd to \ 'iiiintn a speciail comit
..e r i tolok ifter the laibor legisla
ln no pen J~i ini" bifore Congre~ss.
-Ac t Like a ( harma,"
This is what MIrs. MIayer, of' Baronnie
tre'et, New Orleans, says of' Brown's
.on Bitters. A "('balnn"l works quietly,
urely, prepf~ly, thoroughly and with
elightful effect. Tint iu jst the wvay
his wonderful family" medicine worlts on
nivalids wuho have h'heen sufi'ering' the
ru'ns of li'er comphntt, dlyspepsiat and
mpnioverished blood. TIhose who know
ts worth sav it is a comonulete ctu'e for
yspepsia, wveakness, malai-ia, neuralgia,
The best plume in wisdom's pinion is the
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS.
Facts of Interest Gathered from Various
John Kelly, the Tammany chief, died
on the 1st inst.
There is a scheme afoot to enlarge the
n1avy of Spain.
Thirty-two new cases of cholera have
been reported at Venice.
Captain Bonham, of Abbeville, has been
very ill at Providence, R. I.
An epidemic has broken out at Chemnitz,
Germany, arising from eating raw beef.
United States Minister Cox and lady
dined with the Sultan of Turkey Sunday.
Major H. C. Russell, a Mississippi gam
bler. suicided at Indianapolis Sunday.
In China the fe for medical attendance
is from 5 to 10 cents a visit.
Henry Ilavemeyer, sugar refiner, died
suddenly, on Wednesday, at Babylon, L. I.
Over $30,000 has been raised in Chicago
for the families of the killed and wounded
The police of Belfast, Ireland, seized a
quantity of arms consigned to parties in
The Normal Institute for Richland will
begin on the 19th or 20th of July and last
Silence never shows itself to so great an
advantage as when it is made the reply to
calumny and defamation.
Opportunities are importunities. They
are like flowers that fade at night; seize
them, therefore, while they last.
Orangeburg is now without a telephone,
the Bell Telephone Company having taken
their instruments away.
On Saturday night last the Quirk resi
dence, about a mile from Florence, was
burned to the ground.
The Rev. J. Q. Wertz has accepted a
call to become the pastor of the Lutheran
congregation at Orangeburg.
Mr. 31. B. Anderson shot and wounded
a large eagle near Three-and-Twenty Creek,
Anderson, on last Wednesday.
The deceased wife's sister bill has been
sat upon by the House of Lords again.
This was expected.
The Washington fund collected for the
purpose of buying Mrs. Hancock a house
now reaches nearly $10,000.
The Grand Division of the Sons of Tem
perance in South Carolina will meet in Co
lumbia in July.
The United States Consul at Samoa has
established a protectorate over King Ma
Ex-President Fish, of the New York
Marine Bank, is now an assistant to the
Auburn Prison chaplain.
Mr. Ejijah Wilson, of Abbeville, aged
91 years, fell from a wagon last Saturday
and injured his spine.
Dr. W. 0. Baldwin died at his home in
Montgomery Sunday. He was ameng the
most eminent physicians of the country.
W. H. Giger shot and killed Deputy
United States Marshal J. W. Higgins at
Carthage, Tenn., Monday. Old feud.
The Cbiago Grand Jury returned 34
additional indictments against the Anar
In the first game of faro on record, the
inventor (incorrectly callek Pharoah) went
in a little too far and was done up.
It is now thought that the present trouble
in the fisheries question is a blessing in dis
guise, and will hasten a lasting settlerien.t.
Fourteen thousand miles of railroad track
were changed in the State ef Georgia from
the broad to the narrow gauge wi' in a few
. On Saturday W. G. Riley, town mar
shal of Abbeville, was accidentally shot
while attempting to quell a row. le will
Tbe residence of Dr. Henry Faust, near
Graham'~s, ()ranm:bim: County, was aecci
dentally hurtwa Th lay. Loss $1,000;
(Capt. Pierce, o.f :-San Carlos Reserva
tion, Arizona. is 9 i $12) :.piece for the
headls of hostile ios ?oux;l in San Pe
The Pall Mail G':ette, of Moi:ay. calls
upon the G'.erinment to take immediate
steps to nmet the threatened Ulster rebel
Dre George W. Pyle, his wife and two
children and a hired man were brutally
murdlered on Monday in the Cherokee N
tion, Indian Territory, by unknown parties.
A freight house in East St. Lous was
destroyed by an incendiary fire yesterday,
and an officer shot at twice while entering
the building. Loss estimated at *75,000.
A closed (door meeting of Chicago So
cialists was held Sunday night to raise
means for the defence of Spies, Schwab
The subscription raised for the families
of the Chicago policemen killed and injured
in the Hay Market riot, now exceeds $70,
000 andI is still increasing.
Friday afternoon the wife of Silas Fos
ter, of Columbus, Ga., shot herself through
the hear-t. Her husband charged her with
The Provincial Mayors throughout Bel
ium have issued orders prohibiting the
Socia' ist demonstrations annouinced for
The President has nominated David
L. I Iawkins, of Missouri, to be Assistant
Secretary of the Interior, rice Jenks, re
The measles and spring fever have been
:onducting a joint canvass in Georgia for
s.mne time. Both sides have found full
There is no longer any concealing the
fact that prohibition has full possessin of
Georgia. In North Georgia the peache-s
re rotting a nd falling from the trees.
Anarchist Most was sentenced Wednes
ay to the New York Penitentiary for one
ear andl fined $500: Baunschineg, nine
onths and $250; Schienck, nine months.
The Blue and the Gray mingled in
('harleston, West Va., on decoration day,
o pay their floral tribute to the dead sol
iers of the late war.
A petition from the Knights of Labor
m~s been presenited to Congress to abolish
ational banks and establish national loan
Mr. Thomas Adams, of Prosperity, says
e saw a horse and buggy tioating down
he Saluda when the water was up last
A rattlesnake measuring four feet five
nches in length, with fourteen rattles, was
illed by a colored man, nor Slan's Bridge,
n Colleton, on Wednesday- last,
A dispatch from Australia reports that
he steamer Lycemoon, from Melb ournc
for Sidney, was wrecked off Green Cape,
eventy persons were drowned,
Deputy Collector J. B. Elkin catpture~d
'. Bellew and destroyed a hartre distillery,
nar Landru's, Greenville County, early
A destructive tire broke out in Pensacola,
la., Tuesday, burning thirty buildings.
ne hundred people are homieless in conse
~un. Loss $60,000; small insurance.
The Count and Countess of Paris have
eturned to their residence at Eu to make'
reparations for their departure from
rance in anticipation of an order of ex
The U'nited States Consul at Samoa has
laced that (!omain under the protection of
he American flag, at the request of Kin
Malietoa, and notified President Cleveland
f his action.
Rev. Sam Jones has modified his views
pon base ball, and now admits that it is a
ealthful and harmless sport in itself, and
ny beome objectionable when it is made
the occasion of betting and the like. The
national game may now proceed.
The conviction and punishment of all the
men in Illinois who preach chaos and prac
tice bomb throwing would not deliver the
State from anarchy, Her divorce laws
would still remain to menace her tranquility.
The inclination of the American girl t,
marry a coachman is justly characterize.
by the Pittsburg Ditpatch as an "extraordi
nary freak." Most wives prefer to take the
"reins" in their own hands.
A fight occurred in the Minnesota Legis
latureSaturday, between Premier Norquay
and an opposition member, on account of
the defeat of the motion of confidence in
the Norquay government.
New Orleans is a little straitened for
money, and last week borrowed $16~>,000
at 8 per cent. interest to meet the pay rolls
of officers and other employees for the
months of March and April.
The Pittsburg Oakland and East Liberty
street cars, of Pittsburg, Pa., were tied up
Monday on account of the failure of the
company to make out the twelve-hour
schedule as promised.
Congtessman Tillman vigorously defend
ed the manufacture of oleomargarine.
which, lie said, was the poor man's butter.
and denounced the proposition to tax it out
Rev. Dr. Michelis, Bishop of the Old
Catholics in Germany, who persistently re
fused to accept the decree declaring the in
fallibility of the Pope, died at Frieburg
The Salvation Army Congress opened in
London last Saturday. It will remain in
session a week. Two thousand oflicers and
many thousand members from all parts of
the world are present.
It is authoritatively stated that Chamber
lain and his Radical supporters have made
up their minds to abstain from voting on
the home rule bill, thus ensuring its success
of the measure on its second reading.
A North Carolina Coneressman has re
ceived from a constituent a request that lie
borrow a sum of money from the United
States Treasury, to be secured by a mort
gage on the constituent's farm in the old
The United States revenue cutter Dix
brought to Pensacola, Sunday, the Spanish
fishing smack Chlotilde, which she captured
for violating the fishery laws. The captain
has been reported to the Washington au
The annual report of President Gruner,
of the New York Cotton Exchange. states
that it is a subject for regret that the busi
ness of the Exchange had felt the effect of
dullness which had prevailed in the trade
during the year.
The acreage in cotton of the cotton grow
ing States last year was 17,322,388 acres.
The crop for the season was 5,774,665
bales, equal to 2,742,966.011 pounds of lint
or about 8,228,898,033 pounds of seed cot
Two children of A. Leidy, Boyertown.
Penn., aged respectively 3 and 5 years,
while rummaging in a bureau drawer dis
covered a loaded revolver. The eldest shot
his brother nearly through, but the physi
cians think he will recover.
An understanding has been reached con
cerning the bill for the expulsion of the
French princes, requiring that!the Count of
Paris and his wife and children and Princes
Jerome and Victor Napoleon should be ex
pelled immediately afterthe bill was passed.
The committee of the Knights of Labor
waited upon Presidem Bliss and other of
ficials or the Boston and Albany Railroad
Monday and secured a raise of wages of
freight handlers and track layers. Those
getting $1.50, $1.75 and $2 per day were
advanced to $1.65, $1.90 and $2.15.
Henry S. Hannis, the famous distiller,
died on~Wednesday afternoon at the Nor
riston (Pa.) Insane Asylum. He was one
of the largest operators in whisky in the
United States, and just after the late war
was ratedl as one of the millionaires of Phil
adelphia, his native city.
Special dispatches received at Milwaukee,
Wis., state that tires are raging in the tim
ber lands along the Escanabha Rtiver. in
volving a loss of thousands of dollars.
Forest fires are also burnming at Junction
City and in the vicinity of Sturgeoni 1ay,
and they are raging fiercely :! ong the line
of railroad North a:! S.::th of Phllips.
Wis., much valu;.d-i timber imving bee-n
The National Line steamer America,
which sailed from Liverpool for New York
May 26. arrived at Qucenstown, May :30.
having put back in distress. On Friday
last, while in latitude 50 degrees North.
longitude 18 degrees West, a piston rod
was broken, cracking the bottom of the
cylinder. The America has return-.< to
Liverpool for repairs, which it will take a
month to complete.
A negro boy, living with Walter Gray at
Laurens, was killed by lightning on Sunday
afternoon. H~e wa~s standing near an open~
door. The planks on the door where lie
was standing andi those of the door on the
opposite side of the room were splintered
and the chimney was slightly damaged.
Several other persons were present, but
scarcely felt the shock. The boy killed,
was about 12 years old.
The debt statement issued to-dlay shows
a decrease of the public debt during the
mnonth of May to lbe $8,828,565.91: cashm in
the Treasury; $490,406,:301.78: gold certiti
:ates outstandling, $80,120,02:>: silver cer
tifcates outstanding, $80,184-,120: (ertifi
:ates of deposit outstanding, $1;3.055.000):
legal tenders outstanding. $346.7:3.46:
fractional currency. (not in-luding the~
mount estimated as lost ordetyd.
It is hard for our Carolina nreaders to be
ieve the reports and accounits of Genemcral
Gordon's style and sp)eechesm whenm he ap
pears on the stuimp. Well, it was har-d
enough for Generad Gor-don's frien mds in
Georgia to realize that they- were- his own
ords and sendhm-nts, and inny who hai I ve
eard him do not believe that they are at
hs heart: still he has adopted the styl dite
cribed in the public prints, ad the reports
re substantially correct.-A uguses Chr on.
An interesting experiment in skin-gra~ft
ng is being conducted in San 1-ranc-isco.
he patient was badly burned five months
ago by nn explosion. His limbs, face andi
ands were covered with htge sores which
efused to heal. Skin-grafting was resorted
4, and fully fifty pieces of tiesh fr-onm rela
ives of the sufferer have been grafted.
'he flesh from the thigh of a live chmkeni
as also grafted successfully. The case is
oe of the worst ever known in San Fran
isco, and the result is awaited with inter
est by physicians.
Thomas J. Cluverius,- the voung l-awvyer
who is in jail at Richmiond, Va.. under
entence of death for the murdler of Lillian
Mandison, does not sleep soundlly now. The
gard who has been placed in his cell to
atch him says the prisoner- wakes up
very night about nmidnighmt and aippears
estless from that time on. lie talks~ about
his ease to the guard, and expre-sse-s the
pinioni that the Cour-t of Appeads will give
his case a rehearing. His long contiinemnt
s beginning to tell on hin.
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