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A TALK WITH ONE OF THE PR'iE.I
Some Interet4ing lucideuts of flis Child
hood's Days-The (2ualities Which hay
Since Distinguished Uim 1nlaifeste'd 1
CFrom a Washington Letter.)
I had quite a pfeasant conversatior
last evening with one of Presiden
Cleveland's old schoolmates, who is nov
occupying a position here in one of th
Government departments. The oul
schoolmate of the President's was bun
at Fayetteville, New York, the town tia
Mr. Cleveland visited some weeksao.
He told me that Fayetteville is a beau
tiful village of some 1,000 or 1,SOO in
habitants, lying in a romantic regioi
about seven miles east of Syracuse, anc
is noted among other things for its pro
duction of lime. The Cleveland famil'
removed to that place in the year 1840
when the Rev. Richard Cleveland, thi
President's father, became pastor of the
Presbyterian Church, and when Grove:
was only three years old.
The gentleman referred to relatei
some interesting reminiscences of thi
President's boyhood days at Fayette
Their first school days were preside<
over by 0. D. Blanchard, who is -ia
"moovs" A Gr.EAT FAvoRITE.
"'Grove,' as the boys all knew him,'
said my informant, "was always a favor
ite in and out of school. He was i
strong, good-natured youth, about a
studious as the average school boy, anc
did not, as I recollect him, evince an3
special liking for books. Ineed, ther
was nothing about him when we were
school boys together that indicate(
"uture greatness. There were nani
-ther boys there who were called bright
.r. Although 'Grove' was full of fiu
And joined in all the boyish sports, sue!
as riding down hill, snow balling anc
the carrying off of front gates, there wa
a certain marked earnestness in his man
nor which distinguished him from the
other boys. When we went to the
Fayetteville Academy, 'Grove' belonget
to a debating society, and I frequeutly
heard him in debate. He was not really
a fluent speaker, but I remember ver3
well that he rapidly developed into i
close and forcible reasoner. If his argu
2nentative blows did not flash wid
brilliancy, they were heavy and effective
for a boy of fourteen years of age.
rIUNG CLEtELA-ti) couaat;*rzoz.
"Grover was a decidedly courageouw
boy. He would patiently bear a grea1
deal of hectoring before lie would tight
but he was a hard antagonist when hm
wrath became kindled. I recollect ont
ocession when he gave an exhibition
mot only of his courage, but also of hi
ability to defend himself agamst the
sante of a fellow almost twice his size
Thisindividual was one of our scLoo
bullies. Young Cleveland had ister
vened to protect a small boy from i
severe oufling which the bully was in
flicting upon him, whereupon he turne
and said: 'If you don't shut up I'll sial
your mouth.' 'I don't think you will,
said Grover very cooly, as he straight
ened himself for battle. But the bull3
did slap him, and 'Grove' went im
rough and tumble, and in a very shori
time he had his enemy down bellowing
loudly for mercy. He was let up witn
bloody nose, and a reputation as
* fghter irretrievably lost. This greal
victory established the conqueror's title
to hero of the school, and we were neve:
thereafter afraid if we had 'Grove
Cleveland on our side. He was one o:
the~ few boys who dared to make the
jiazrdous ascent of the belfry of int
academy by way of the lightning rod.J
remember that a few of us climbed ul;
one night, when he was of the party, tc
usher in the Fonrth of July by rmngin
the bell at twelve o'lock. We were
little early and went to sleep in th<
belfry, around the floor of which ther<
was no railing to prevent our rolling oil
I believe on this occasion the trustees
-or somebody else in authority, had for
bidden the ringing of the bell, but w<
couldn't see how the nation's birthda:
could be properly celebrated at Fayette
yille, at least without 'whooping up' thi
old bell, and so at 12 o'clock we miad<
her :ing! While we were making all th<
noise we could up there we heard othe,
noises in the building below us, an<
ha'ig the fear of the trustees before oua
cyes, rapidly suid down the rod! W<
reached the ground safely with the ex
ception of Grover, one of whose leg
caught on a split in the rod, which hek
him there firmly and he could neithe
get up nor down. We liberated his
finally, after much difficulty, but his lei
was pretty badly hurt. He was alread,
very fond of fishing, and I sat with bin
many aday on a log on the banks o
Limestone creek and fished for suckers
IBe was a quiet and earnest fisherman
and usnally took home a good string.
have always thought it a little singula
that he never aared for horseback ridin:
s a boy. I have no recollection of eve
Sing him on a horse's back. I don't
wever, think he was afraid of a hors
5' any means.
IlE CTEE IN A DBUCG SrOBE.
"When Grover's father moved fror
Fayetteville, young Cleveland entered;
drug store at that place, where he re
mained until 1853 or '54. H~e boar dei
with his employer, and was at that tin
one of the most popular young men i:
the town. He was always genial, frien:lU;
and accommodating, making a fnrst ehes
clerk. He was a im friend and a:
agreeable companion, though niot
olined to be demonstrative, more at t
listen quietly than to lead in2 conIves
tion. He was thoroughly upright, truid
ul and conscienitious, and all who kne,
3iiro regretted when, at the age r f sever
teen, e left the village to join his father
family ii Clinton.
"If young plleveland was not a brilli:.
toy at the aedemy, he was certain)
,noted for patient industry. If he d:
act excel in any particular branch, hi
status for general proficiency was eqax
do that of the best of his fellows thern
Geometry was not taught at the Fayett<
vile Academy in our day. Algebra wa
b iggesboL the matbematMa instrm
tions given, and this was one of his
favorite stulies; 1nded, his mental cur
rent a-,pered quite early to run toward
the exact scienes, alcu to logie esptzeial
lv. .distorv w: 6 aLo-ther of his chosen
s'tudies. meaber of his father's
church had a fine library to which many
of us had free atccss, and Grover availed
himself of the opportunity thus ofered
to enrich his mind with historical read
ing, for which he always showed an
especial fondness. Plutarch's Lives, as
I remember, was in this library, and I
am very sure that he and I lingered over
those charmEd pages about the same
time. I have no doubt that they laft an
indelible impression L- his ycu'g mind,
as they surCy did oCa my own.
TOOK A LIVELY INTERFST LN POLITICA.
"I'rcally cannot say whe'.ier he was
much of a newspaier read t. A small
weekly paper was published there, and
besides the Syracuse daily papers were
taken by many persons at Fayetteville.
As we know, there can be no doubt that
he took a lively interest in the great po
litical issues vhich were then wrenching
asunder parties, and beginning to shake
the country to its very foundation. As
he was not old enough to vote when he
lived at Fayetteville, I never knew vny
thing of his politics. His father was a
I Democrat, but I saw him once at an
Abolitionist meeting, where they were
exhibiting a runaway slave, who for this
purpose had been ser-t over from Sy ra
case, which was th-n a station of the
'Underground Raiiroad.' I think, how
ever, Elder Cleveland, as he was known,
-took no part in the meeting.
WHY RE DIDNIT GO TO COLLEGE.
"When Grover left Fayetteville to go
to Clinton it was generally understood
that he would prepare himself for col
lege and enter the ministry. I know my
mother used to say, 'Grove Cleveland is
a good Christian boy and will become a
grcat preacher.' He has quite recently
told why he did not go to college. He
surely did not lack the desire, but rather
the pecuniary ability. His father's
family was large and his salary would
now Le regarded as a mere pittapnce.
After providing for the necessaries of
life for his children, there was not much
of a margin for the expense and support
of college training for all the boys.
Grover found himself obliged to forego
the cherished hope of his youth, and he
choked down the great disappointment
manfully and struck out boldly for him
self. It would appear to have been so
ordained, that he should through trial
and struggle develop himself for the
great work which his country would re
quire of him.
"I think those who know Mr. Cleve
land well as a boy and a young man are
not at all surprised at the resolution,
stern determination, and unswerving de
votion to what he believes to be his
duty, regar,-ess of personal conse
quences, which have, in a marked degree,
characterized his whole public life.
-I" CLEVELAND GIRLS.
"Of course, I know the girls, Rose and
Mary, his sisters, the latter now Mrs.
Hoyt, of Fayetteville, but I don't recol
lect anything of public interest to say
about either of them. I saw them
almost every day in and out of school.
The only thing that I recall as having
imoressed me is the fact that in certain
mental qualities and manners Miss Rose
Cleveland showed a marked resemblance
to her brother Grover, as I nave at
tempted to describe him. Otherwise,
there does not occur to me anything
that distinguishcd her mentally from her
school friends. Both girls were beloved
and highly respected there."
HEAiLTH OF GIR LS.
Why They Droop and Stoop, Losing the
Beauty of Vigorous Youth.
A lecturer whose words were reported
in the Life and Hope spoke the other
day as follows:
One of the principal reasons why so
many healthy girls become invalid wo
men is owing to the mistaken ideas and
restraint of the mother. When the girl
is young she romps and plays and tum
bles about the floor without restraint,
and is healthy. In most instances much
too soon long dresses arc put on, and
the giri is put under a double restraint,
and is expected to at once become a
lady. Hampered by her clothing, which
prevents the free action of the muscles
of the body, or if she indulges in any
childish plays, or is seen by the mother
in any but an upright position, she is
told that such is not ladylike and only
-suitable for boys. She soon begins to
think she must not bend her body and
must keep constantly in an upright posi
tion, except when asleep. The result of
-this teaching is the supports of, the in
ternal organs are weakened. Thae mus
eles of the back not being used become
weak' and relaxed, and she stoops lor
-ward; immediately stays are provided to
take the place of the muscles. The
tshoulders begin to droop forward;
Sshoulder braces are at once put on to
isupply the place of the muscles provided
;by nature to hold them in their proper
rposition. Thus relieved from all action
they soon become relaxed and useless.
[Thus nature is supplanted by art until
the poor girl is more a composition of
steel, whalebone and rubber than of
imuscle, flesh and blood. By this time
e her mental education is finished, and
the proud mother is enabled to introduce
to the world an accomplished lady, and
at the same time a weak, dependent, in
Eepeelaly to Womren.
i .-ee ~ ~is .*ewnge espc:diyj~ to womeIC,"
ad the gled,'- 0 rwuty. Lord Byron.
-1 Surch het ws~ in bui hum1~or'::heilhe wrote
niy we 'r sur, that arec carryin u
ers of them do-:n to earlygraves Tiihere
I i hone for tLo-' wI bo' sur, uo inIt ter how~
A -ll of the be.st muhes. .9:3 cash :- ud
balance N ovember: 1, at spot cash prices
on a Piano. $10 cash and iyalarnce 'yo
~ember 1, at spot ca-sh prices on an
Organ. Delivered, freight free, as ye
earest dp)ot. F~ifteen days test trial
nud freight both ways if not satisfactory.
Write for circumars.
N. W. TRUMP,
- * Columbia, S. C.
S) Nex to politics, notItung creaites more
r-Jnaob in the honse than the last baby.
ALL ABO'T BUSTLEs.
.1Su iev of Great Interest t:>Men. Wopwn
ani Children--Aud Especially to Freight
(From the N Tork Times.)
A very interesting controversy has
been agitating the minds and hearts of
the freight agents of transcontinental
railroads, the pool commissioners, the
Inter-State commerce commissioners,
and California dry goods merchants since
early in February.
And it is all about bustles. Although
this article has long occupied a place of
dignity and prominence in the wardrobe
of the properly appareedl woman, and
has formed an important item Ia the
business of nterchants, manumacturersI
carl oonists and coromnon carri:rs, it had
nt , 1til "ihe July rev;sior, occupied a
place on the freight tariff. Then un
classiftled dry goods paid 83 per hundred
frcightage to San Francisco, while hoop
shirts, under the classification of wire
goods, were assessed only $1.50 per hun
dred. It was consequently the custom
of merchants to ship bustles as "wire
goods" or "hoopshirts" indifferently, so
describing them in the bills of lading and
paying the lower rate of charges. Thou
sands of cases had thus been shipped
and passed by the freight agents without
question, and the goods had been sold
and gone into circulation, when an un
lucky manufacturer, in February last,
sent to Stiefel, Sachs & Co., of San
Francisco, a case of these goods describ
ad in the bills of lading as "bustles",
The guileless California freight agent,
knowing little and professing to know
nothing of this mysterious distender of
my lady's dress and supporter of her
skirts and hoops, looked in vain for the
rate on bustles in the tariff catalogue.
He, therefore, charged the rate on un
classified dry goods of $3 and precipi
tated the contest by sending in his bill.
The merchants protested against the
payment, and the matter was referred to
the general traffic managers of the roads
in New York.
Some of these were married men who
professed to know something about bus
ties, for all of their wives were supposed
to wear them. An elderly gentleman
from among the benedicts was indignant1
over what he termed the "low subter
fuge" of classing bustles as hoopskirts
or wire goods when there wasn't a bit of
wire nor a hoop of any kind about them.
He ought to know, for his wife had worn.
a bustle for years. The article was made
of feathers and cloth; two long narrow
bags just wide enough to-to-well, to
escape being sat on, were sewed togeth
er, the larger one below, and fastened
on with strings. Some of the younger
men seemed amused at his description,
and one inquired if old n-wspapers were
ever employed for stufling insteid of:
feathers. A wise lookiz'g mian, of ma
turn Ytears and a large fal-y of girls,
said lie had it on the best o autlority
that the newspaper bustle existed only
in the columns of alleged funny papers.
A well constructed bustle was filled with I
curled hair and a still better quality
with wool. In former years he had
purchased cu'-h articles himself and he i
felt that he was an aatherity upon the
The preponderance of testimony, al
though it did not agree as to details,
was clearly so far against "wire goods"
and "hoopshirts," and the trailic mana
gers seemed about to sustain the charge
of three dollars per hundred, as un
classified dry goods, when a young mar
ried man with a scab on his nose, who
had listened thus far without speaking,
said he thought there must be something I
in the wire theory of construction. He
had gone home a little late the week be
fore a little the worse for wear, and was
making a manly effort to get to bed
without disturbing his silent partnerI
when his foot caught in something thatI
felt like a bird cage about his ankle and
he pitched forward until he reached the I
mantel, which he found with his nose. I
He uttered an exclamation which trans
formed his silent partner into one of the
most stive kind of partners, and corn
peled an explanation. A light being
produced the wreck of the object that
had caused him to fall was brought up
for imprecation and analysis. It was his
first offence, and his wife therefore al
lowed her concern over his mishap toI
dominate her indignation over the con
dition in which he presented himself.
So she plastered his nose and said the'
wreck didn't matter; it could be easily.
"But where's the rest of it, and what's
become of the bird?" he asked.
"The bird! what do you mean?" his
"Why, isn't that part of a bird cage?"
"A bird cage! Ha! ha!-why, yes, if II
am your little birdie, as I used to be
that's my bustle." she said.
This explanation &ave color toth
"wire goods" theory, but still they were
not sufficiently informed and more light
on the subject had to be obtained.1
After debating various propositions as to
where they should go for that light, they
finally concluded to go to the shippers1
themselves. Here they met Mr. Strauss,
th bookkeeper, who explained to them
that the bustle of commerce was com
osed of wire and hoops and crinoline.
In former years they had been built of
cotton and excelsior and hair and wool'
and feathers and other things, but never,
he thought, of newspapers. Now they
were nearly all of wire, and as there was
no classification of bustles and the
article had superseded hoopskirts, they
~felt that they were only doing right in
billing them as wire goods. At any rate
these were wire goods and they would
maintain their right to their classifica
Ition as such. Apples were always fruit,
but not all fruit were apples, and al-.
though not all wire goods were bustles,
and bustles in this day and generation
were wire goods.
This view prevailed. The elderly mar
ried and the wise looking father of so
many datigders looked as ii they had
foroten to remember something, and
silently chimed in with the generalijudg
ment, and bustles were alloweaI to pass
as wire goods over their lias, payingI
one dollar and fifty cents freight per one
hundred pounds. "But the freight agents
were unwilling to give up completely,
Iso they have had the tariff commissica
ers tin the newly classitied articles at two
dollars per one hundred.
Thie limijtedl exprCSS west-bomiid en the
Pittburg, Fort W~ayne mnd Chieego road.
~rased into an eaist-bound express near
Lima, Ohio. An engineer was seriously
Shurt There were manr narrow ecapesc
A CALL TO TUE FARMERS.
Captain TiIlman' Appeal for a Good At
tendance at the Next Convention.
To the Farmers of South Carolina:
The agitation known as the "Farmers'
movement" crystallized last November
into a permanent organization under the
name of the "Farmers' Association of
South Carolina." The objects for which
we then organizcd were clearly set forth
and are as follows: The encouragement,
protection and advancement of our agri
cultural interests, and the securing of
such reforms and the passage or repeal
of such laws as will compass these ends
and enable us as tillers of the soil to
secure at least _. fair share of the profits
of our lJ bor.
We seek to clevate and educate the
farmers of tic Ste by any and every
eans pesile. a- to briug about such
changes iii tur yst:m of farming as will
preserve t.e fer.i'tv of the soil and in
rease the protits Lherefront.
While we deprecate political agitation,
we will not hesitate to assert our rights
as citizens and taxpayers; and, feeling
that we have just cause of complaint,
we will continue to demand a fair and
proper recognition of our rights and
needs, and will use our ballots to
The dominant element in the State
has thus far bailed our efforts in this
1irection and ignored our reasonable
::omphlaits. It rests with you, farmers
f South Carolina, to show whether y ou
will remain tie tools and slaves of an
)ligarchy, and deport yourselves as ser
rants who have no rights except to obey;
>r, whether you will prove to your arro
gant lawmakers that you are the masters
md not the servants of those who hold
power only by your votes.
You have the power, you have the
brains, you have now the nucleus of an
>rganization which will erable you to
wct in concert throughout the State, and
ll that is neceseary is persistent and
Let the next meeting of the Farmers'
kssociation be composed of such mate
al and of such numbers as will show
'bosses" that we mean to have reform,
)r, if we fail to secure it, will show our
armers that we can next year retire
;hose to private life who stand in the
Under the terms of our constitution
,he number of delegates from each coun
;y association is five, and the date of
>r meeting is Tuesday of Fair week,
The executive committee of the Farm
r6' Association, for good and sufficient
easons, have decided to defer the meet
ng until Thursday, December 1, at 11
)'clock, in the hall of the A.gricultural
Department at Columbia.
Those counties having no organiza
ions of iarmers are urgently requested
:o organize at one-, or to call a mass
neeting on salesday in November and
ppnit delegates. Let the convention
A: fail, so that there can be no cavilling
tbout. this and that county not being
represeLtCd. All have the right and all
Lre invited, even though they send men
;ho are opposed to the "Farmers' move
Two farmers' conventions have met.
Mad their 4ines have been ignored:
he third may inspire more renpect.
By order of the executive committee.
B. E. TumriiN-, Chairman.
A Confederate Veterans' Orgauization.
The Confederate veterans at Pensacola
ire endeavoring to introduce uniformity
Lmong the Confederate Veteran orgam
sations. To that end it is recommended
'that the Confederate Veterans form
~hemselves into one grand body, to be
mnown as the Confederate Veterans;
hat the subdivisions be known as
amp of Confederate Veterans, that the
amps be numbered from one up; that
he ioy-laws be uniform; that the meet
ng of the camps of a State be called a
livision camp, a meeting of less than a
iate be called a brigade camp, a meet
ng of more than one State to be called
Scorps cam>, and that a meeting of the
mtire organization be known as the
;rand camp. Until a grand camp is
eld, to indorse or alter these sugges
;ions, and to elect their officers, it is
suggested that the following officers be
leclared selected for the purpose: First,
o organize and give consecutive num
ers to all camps. Second, to secure a
ull roster of all camps in existence.
hird, to call a meeting of the Grand
amp during next July or September.
he following officers are suggested:
irand Commander, S. B. Buckner, of
entucky; Adjutant General, Wmn. H.
Pamer, of Virginia; Treasurer, Wi~iam
'reston Johnson, of Louisiana; Chap
sin, Rev. 5. William Jones, of Virginia.
Uhe movement appears to be a good one
md it is not improbable that it will meet
with a hearty and general response.
The President's Tour.
WAsmxc-ros, September 24.-The ar
rangements for the President's trip have
been completed. The party will consist
>f the President and Mrs. Cleveland,
md probably Secretaries Bayard and
Lamar and Colonel Lamont.
They will start on Friday morning of
ext week on the Pennsylvania R.oad.
?he first stop will be made at Indian
spolis for a Lew hours, and the next at
'erre Haute, Ind., for a few minutes.
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday will be
spent in St. Louis, Wednesday in Chii
sago, Friday in Milwaukee and Sunday
with Postmaster General Vilas at Madi
son, Wis. On Wednesday night travel
will be resumed ana St. Paul and Min
neapolis will consuine Thursday and
Friday. On Friday anight they will start
for Omaha across Minnesota and Iowa.
On Saturday Kxansas City will be reached
on the castward retwun Sunday will be
spent partly in Memphis, and on Mon
day, October 1, th e Pr.esident will open
the Piedmo'nt exhibition at Atlanta, Ga.
Other dates are still unsettled, but
Montgomnery, Ala., is pretty sure to be
visite, and after a detour to Chattanoo
ga, ivuoxville and Nashville, Tenn., the
dire 'e "across the mountains will be
hrou' irginia to Washington. They
hope to reach here on October 22, ready
to begin work on the followi'ng Monday.
* )rgauic weakness or le-s (;
powe in air sex, howvever !e~dneed,
sped ily :mdt permanently en:redi. Enclose
10 cen:s in samips for bo&ok of particulars.
Worlds Dispensary Medical Association,
Buffalo N. Y
J* IS TOM WOI.FOLK ILT 7.L
Doubts Ra.ed ap to tei ReaL AnthiIr tf
Dreadfin Murder Near Mac-,.
(From ihe New York Times :
Tom Woolfolk, now in tLe Atlanti
jail, charged with the murder of the mi
members of his family, may not b<
guilty after all. There have been rumon
ever since the tragedy that others thai
Tom were concerned in it. Frani
Walker, Woolfolk's attorney, disguised
as a painter, visited the scene of the
murder and gained information whiel
made it certain to him that a negro was
guilty of the crime. .
To-day's Constitution contalued
special from Canton stating that Jacli
Debose, a negro of suspicious looks and
demeanor, had been arrestcd by W. A.
Kitchen, Shrii1 of Cacroke couit:
and ;as held.as an escaped enve-t.
While confined in jail t-e negro ad
enough to warrant the sheriff in notiVy
ing Colonel Walker that he was of the
opinion that the negro was concerned in
the Woolfolk tragedy. This eveting
Colonel Walker went u, had a tlk with
the prisoner, and now expresses himself
as feeling perfectly satisfied that the
negro is the real murderer of the Wool
folk family, or, rather, that he was con
cerned in the wholesale killing.
The names of three other negroes .e
also obtained in conversation with the
prisoner. The negro admitted knowing
who did the murders and promised to
tell Colonel Walker if he would promise
to help him out. This Colonel Walker
could not promise outright, but he final
ly suceeded in inducing the negro to tell
him who the three others were who were
associated with him in the killing.
These names agreed perfectly with those
previously learned by him from other
Colonel Walker feels confident that
the negro is the party who did the kill
ing and expects to prove these facts be
vond doubt. Certain it is that this
negro knows enough to implicate othtrs
besides Tom Woolfolk as the murderers
I of the Woolfolk family, whether he im
plicates himself or clears Tom Woolfolk
or not. At least this is Colonel Walker's
I honest opinion.
The negro is an escaped convict. It
is said he was sent to the chain gang for
I stealing an axe from Woolfolk. At the
time he swore vengeance upon the
Woolfolk family. Colonel Walker thinks
the fellow got it by killing the family
while the others were robbing the house.
E, escaped from the chain gang several
days before the killing and was in the
neighborhood of the Woolfolk place at
the time of the killing, but has not been
there since. Colonel Walker has stoutly
denies Tarn Woolfolk's guilt all the
ATLANTA, G... September 21.-A story,
hideous in its details, is told by Jaek
Debose, the eclored man held in Cant.r.
jail fur th-e murder of the Woolfoik
Debose says that Captain Woolfolk
had ill-treated him, and he determined
upon revenge. He took into his con
fidence three confederates, and about 2
o'clock on the morning of the murder
the four stood at the front gate leading
to the house. The front door was open,
and they made their way into the hall,
except Debose. who stood on the oi
ide as sentinel. A scream frCsn Captain
Woolfolk told that the body work within
had begun. A blow was struck at Mrs.
Woolfolk, which missed her and killed
the baby. One of the men cut down
Richard and Charley Woolfolk as they
rushed in. Another engaged Miss Pearl,
who was attracted by the sereams of the
others and was hurrying across to her
father's room. She fought him like a
tigress, scratching his face, and in the
desperate struggle she was considerably
bruised before she was killed.
The third murderer had meanwhile
entered the room occupied by Mrs.
West. There he found Annie Woolfolk
in the act of escaping through the win
dow, when a blow in the back of her
head crushed her skull. Two more
blows dispatched Mrs. West and the
Rosebud. While this bloody work was
in progress Tomn Woolfolk jumped out
of the front window and ran like a deer
down the pathway and spread the alarm.
"He brushed against me as he ran,"
says Debose, "but was so excited he did
not notice me." The four men then
searched the house for the money, which
they failed to find. They then quietly
separated, each promising to take care
of himself. For two days Debose re
mained hidden in the swamp, his mother
tking his meals to him. On the third
night he escaped the county and has not
been there since.
The committee appointcd by the
Inter-State Extradition Cor-ference have
drafted a bill to be forwarded to the
Governor of each State, and presented
to Congress with a memorial for its
adoption, after the State authorites have
suggested amendments that will have to
be passed upon by the Conference.
The principal provisions of the pres
ent draft are as follows: A person arrest
ed in a State other than that in.which the
llge crime was committed may be
bailed during extradition proceedings,
but must present himself within twenty
or thirty days for extradition. At the
end of that time the accused shall be
discharged if the agent of the State in
wich the crime was committed be not
redy to receive him. Should the accused
tu not able to furnish bail, he shall be
discharged after thirty days imprison
ment if the agent is not ready. T.he
agent mzust have written authority from~
the Governor of the State, surrendering
tio. accused and any official using vio
lene, threats or undue influence to
compel or induce an alleged fugitive to
leave a State to which he had remove d
himself. shall be guilty of felony, pgin
ishable :ith fionm five to ten years im-.
orsomat "t hard labor. A prisoner
shall aot be trested uporu a civil or
eriminal proce until a reasonable time
after the extradition proceeding that he
may have an opportunity to return to
'the State from which he was taken.
Should the demanding Governor become
satisied that the extradition proceedings
have been revoked for private purposes
he may revoke th same and discharge
E.. S. Wheeler, :im ixsoveut ron impuor:er
of New IIven, whose recent failure. w.P
lI:ilties of 92.000,000''~ and ::ctual asses~ (
less than $100,000, causedl such a serstiou,
has been arrested on the charge of obtain
The miia ot iody and rni rriment
at Dockstader's last evening opened out
with an uu m by the eC"re company
clothed lia fill dress, wit- black satin
i knickerbockers and black hose. That is,
the Comp)1y-not the overture. Mr.
Monico thea emitted a baritone solo
calied "Litte 63ulor Tom," and Mr.
Lew Dockstader sang a topical song en
titled "Never, in the Wide, Wide World."
This song may not live long enough to
sta-t off some future Donnelly on an in
ve*tigation as to wbethi-r 31r. Edward E.
Kidd'r or some other flue.nt poct wrote
i, but it was a snecas, and Mr. Dock
-tar wasvt kept ivy * adding on new
ve ~se ud hewas tired.
Aloncg ab out this time Uhe conversa
tion on the part of Messrs. Dockstader,
I Rnkin end Moreland drifted in the
direction of kissing, and Dockstarder
alluded to the act in a way calculated to
ca!l attention to General William T.
Sherman, who sat in the off box within
ten inches of the end man. The able
and efficient warrior blushed a bright
pink from the top of his large, rectangu
lar head to the roots of his reddish grey
Tr. Jose then sang ru alto song callk.d
"The Song that Reached My Heart."
It was a touching song, and several big
strong men went out to shed a tear after
it was over. They came back eatirg
pop-corn, and in time to hear a bass solo
by Mr. Filmau, who has a wonderful
command of the lower notes. ir
Rankin then obliged with a vocui mono
logue, assisted by his voice, entitled,
i "Simply Nothing at All." It was fanny,
and a great many people were heard to
smile in a sincere way that compelled
Mr. Rankin to compose some more
songs. It was a rare treat to see the
great composer think.
There was a tenor solo by Mr. Reiger
an~d a pneumatic railway sketch, some
bnjo bus'ness by .Edwin French, a take
cif on pugilism, Toetsia Wootsie song
by Mr. Dockstader, more music on a
dark blue xylophone, and afterwards the
Fall of the New Babylon, by he entire
In this nrt the student of ancient
history will fiud nuch to interest him.
Tha scenery is wonderfully true to na
ture, the gates of the city having the
words "push":a "pull" together with
the Kings's coat-of-arms omblazoned
The King is seen approaching with his
retiue and lanother man, whose name
is not given i tebills. They converse
in low*. resured to-s and then go
away to hu I Sund.y, they
stadt cu" 'r" esp-ially f Lnit sid2
dof)r s. The "g wa'rs a piug hat and
a heavy Lea'l of w k .which he peir
mits the id to .sough (rough. A
batter:- run Is l by one horn, but
last evening refused to batter and seemed
to "balt up" in his ines. He was then
led away and the Persian army was re
pulsed. Tih royal district messenger
sleeps thro-1gh the attack and the stand
ing army sits down. Then the h.l-lat
This batet is not calculated to do
grat injury to the mcr-is of our young
and growing city. In 11c first place,
men do not succeed well as ballet girls,
for they forget themselves and lay aside
all reserve. Some of this ballet are also
qute i''n. The coutames are not the
kind worn 'by baliets in the Babylouisu
days. They are too modern and belong
to a later period.
Over a thousand people take part in
the N ew Fall of Babylon, including the
audience . Any one who sees this show*
will go away convinced that prior to
their fall th e Babylonians had a pretty
good time. Bra.Nn:.
The Gran~d Army and the P'reident.
From' the Grand Army Rlecord, de
voted to the interests of the Grand
Army of the Republic, these extracts are
taken: "Comrades, the men who are
outraging American citizenship and be
lying the loyalty of our order by their
disrespect to thne President, are partisans
who want to ruale regardless of the liabil
ity of ruin to country or to orgamiza
tion." * * "Freedom's soil is no
place for displaying prejudice on account
of race, color or religious belief; and the
man who so bemeanis himself is a traitor
to the sublime cause of liberty and un
worthy the equality vouchsafed to every
true .nAerican" ' * "The Grand
Army of the Rlepublic is not in politics,
but there is no lack of politics in the
Grand Army." * * * "Bitter par
tisanship will soon take the place of trtue
comradeship in the Grand Army if this
spirit of hostility and insult to the ma
jority of the citizens of the country in
the uersonm of their chosen representa
tive, the President of the United States,
is not speedily discontinued. It is the
last straw that breaks the camel's back,
and it may be~ one word or act too many'
that will divide the Grand Army of the
,uIohn Wananeaker, the great Philadjl
phia merchant, recently spoke as follows
abou~t advertisirg: "I never in nmy life
used such a thing as a poster, or dodger,
or handbilL. My ph:a for fifteen years
has been to p'uy so much space in ea
newspamer arn Li it up with what 1
wanted. I wudntgv navrie
mnent in a nesppe no 10 circulation
fr5,000 dodgers or posters. If I wanted
to sell cheap jeicilry or run a lotter
scheme I might :me posters, but I wos d
not insult a doesn readig pubillic wii
handbia.' The elas- of people who red
suJh things rrpor material to look t
fer support in nierceaile : iairs I deal
direetly wit th uliher. I say '
im:. *Low lon yiji -;ua let mse rua :
caolm of mt thog your pay-e
fo :: '0 < 'JO " :. the case msay :
I1l.t hhn.z teatigng, and if I thi'
sire, i. t.ve m the cuopy. I lay aside
the prouis ou a narticaiar line of goo&
fo nei sing purposes. 'ilac first ye.
I lai s-ine N,000J; last year I laid atside
and' spent . 41I.000. I have done bettr
this vear, and shsall increase that sum a
the o>roim warrant it. I owe my succe':
to tie ewsppes, and to thenm I sh::
freely ove a certain protit of my years
As a rak-. the lou~eest hotel bill of fare is
the one that g.ives rewest wholesome and
Preparations for Executing the Law Upon
(Irm.n the New York Times.)
Preparations have already, begun for
the execution of the seven Anarchists in
the county jail on Friday, November11.
Sheriff Matson will receive $700 for that
day's work, as the county allows him
8100 for every man hanged. Just how
the big job will be accomplished has not
been decided. The three Italian mur
derers were hanged together on the same
scaffold, and that bit of enterprise taxed
to the utmost limit the existing hanging
capacity of the !ail. One scheme is to
hang the men in pairs, leaving Albert R.
Parsons to the last as the seventh or odd
man. The law says the men must be
executed between the hours of 10 in the
morning and 4 in the afternoon, and it
is thought that the intervening time will
suffice for the work on this plan. If this
mode is adopted, the modern weights
will be used. Sheriff Matson is opposed
to the plan, because of the long-drawn
out agony of a day's work at hanging,
and favors the old-fashioned platform,
trap and drop.
There is just enough room in the jail
corridor to erect an extension gibbet
twenty-eight feet long, giving four feet
space for the drop of each body. Seven
ropes will hang from the cross beam,
which, in turn, will be suppo.ted by five
iron arms. The traps will be arranged
t:> dsop from a long bar extending the
length of the platform, by which the
seven traps can be released simultaneous
ly and the Anarchists be all launched
into eternity together. The extension
gibbet will be erected privately in some
secret place during the next fortnight,
and experiments will be made until it
works in a satisfactory manner. If the
condemned Anarchists really hope for
success in appealing to the Federal Su
preme Court or to Governor Oglesby,
their hope is not shared by Sheriff Mat
son, Jailer Folz or State's Attorney
Grinnell, and all necessary preparations
for the execution of the sentence will
The sheriff has tried hard to keep
from the papers the fact that he is pre
paring to put away the doomed men,
and he will have succeeded until the
publication of this. Spies, Schwab and
Engel are confident that their execution
will take place at the time fixed by the
Supreme Court, and Parsons is the only
one of the number who expresses con
tidence in the ability of their friends to
save their lives.
STARVING A JURY.
An Ancient Method of Forcing a Verdict.
Jurymen are better off in these times
than in the good old days, when it was
the law to endeavor to starve them into
a verdict. It is bad enough now to be
put to loss of time and money, with little
or inadequate recompense, without be
ing starved or fined in the bargain.
In the early part of the reign of Henry
VIII. Lord Cief Justice Reed tried an
action when on circuit in which the jury
were lockeAi up, ',ut before giving their
erdict had eaten and drunk, which they
all confessed. This being reported to
the judge, he fined them each heavily,
and took the verdict.
In Bilary Tern, sixth Henry VIII.,
the case came up bEfore the full Court
of Queen's Bench on a joint motion to
set aside the verdict, on the ground of
informality of trial, the jury having
eaten when they should have fasted, and
next remit the Lines under the peculiar
circumstances of the case. The jury
averred that they had made up their
minds in the case before they ate, and
had returned into court with a verdict,
but, finding the Lord Chief Justice had
"run out to see a fray," and not know
ing when he might come back, they had
retreshments. The Court confirmed both
the verdict and the fines.
In "Dyer's Reports," a case is report
ed of a jury who retired to consider their
verdict, and when they came back the
bailiff informed the judge that some of
them (which he could not depose) had
been feeding 'while locked up. Both.
bailiff and jury were sworn, and the
pockets of the latter were examined,
when it appeared that they all had about
them "pippins," of which "some of
them confessed they had eaten, and
the others said they had not." All were
severely reprimanded, atd those who
had eaten were fined twelve shillings
each, and those who had not eaten were
lined six shillings each, for that they hadl
them in their pockets.
FRAUD IN COLORADO.
A Newspaper Man, an Interilew and a
DEL NoRTrE, COL., September 20.-A
week ago last Sunday a young man ar
rived here and registered as E. L. Vance,
Mexico. He announced that he was a
special correspondent of the New York
Herald, and exhibited a telegram signed
James Gordon Bennett, instructing him
to interview Senator Bowen upon the
leading questione of the day. He was
well received, and obtained an inter
view, not only with Senator Bowen, but
other prominent citizens. The follow
ig day he proposed to leave by stage
sor Villa Grove. Prior to his departure
he asked one of his new acquaintances to
identify him at the bank, where he pre
sented a $'200 check on the Chemical
National Blank of New York, signed by
James Gordon Bennett and payable to
Edward L. Nrnce. The check was
cashed. To-day telegrams were received
stating that Mr. Bennet had no money
in the bank and denouncing Vance as a
frauid. Vance is tall,.very slender, dark
complexion, wore eye-glasses and a
sligiat moustache. BHe showed a wide
ne wspaper experience and an ability to
catch the unwary.
Mi pjrhol in ojaio.
The ope'~ration of) the l.aw. of last winter,
wic~h r pe:dtai tiue Ohio statue authorizing
we e'imn f separ&ae .chools for
wre pupils, s proucing friction in
m:a lces. A t xord. the colored
pup is nearl a1 deserted their own schools
"Id~ appli for "admisio to white schools.
A pu 'i meeting was held( and the school
-ni was-keu to' oer the colored pupils
to their owr school. The school board
comiee' l w ith the request, and the colored
people pr oos to apply for a mandamus.
AtYeo Springs heschool board has
:uil tihe Legislature can meet and take
some~ actionl. At Rjily, a suit in man
danmus has been entered to compel the
school hoard to admit colored pnnnils.