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BLAINE CAN NAME THE MAN.
No Longer a Candidate, He May Be a Republi
can Warwick---Republicans All at Sea
Booma Growing Meanwhile.
(From the New York Star, May 31.)
Not in many months has so much dis
cussion been excited among the politicians
of both parties as was provoked by the
publication in the Star yesterday of the
second and final letter of declination from
Mr. Blaine. In most quarters it is accepted
as conclusive, and as leaving no room for
the slightest encouragement to hope that
anything that can happen in the near future
would influence Mr. Blaine to change his
mind and face the trials and disappoint
ments of another presidential campaign.
A near relative of Mr. Blaine was seen
by a Star reporter yesterday, but he insisted
on the suppression of his name. He said:
"Mr. Blaine does not want to undertake
another campaign He is doing all he can
to prevent his name being used and he is
doing it concientiously, and with a persist
ence that he hopes will result in an agree
ment on some other name. He has written
a great many letters like this one to Mr.
Reid to other confidential friends and they
all have this object in view. He hopes it
will be successful and that he will be spared
such another trial as he had in the last
campaign. But, if everything fails and
the nomination is given to him unanimous
ly, I still think he would accept and make
as gallant a fight as he could. He is a Re
publican of-the Republicans. His declina
tion then would ring the death knell of the
President Richard A. Cunningham of
the New Amsterdam Club had carefully
studied the letter and thought that it meant
Mr. Blaide's peremptory withdrawal from
politics. "He is out now for good, and
that's the only construction to be placed on
his letter," said Mr. Cunningham. "If it
is true, look out for a circus at the Repub
lican National Convention. There will be
a big fight for an empty honor, for that's
what it would amount to. Still nobody
knows but Blaine would jump in at the
Colonel Michael C. Murphy was not a
little surprised and wasat a loss to diagnose
the Republican situation. "If Blaine is
really out," saidhe, "it complicates matters
very much for the G. 0. P. Many Re
publicans took Mr. Elaine's first letter as a
bid for the nomination, and of course the
Blaine men went to work with a will. Now
they don't know just what this means o1
jst exactly what to do. I guess they'd
beet take him at his word."
Senator Erwin, at the Fifth Avenue
Hotel, wouldn't say much. "If I were tc
write a letter like that, my friends would
know how to interpret it. It's a good letter
andwll give the boys a pile of work. ]
Senator Warner Miller, who had such i
time of it at Buffulo to be delegated to the
National Convention, didn't like to talk
He thougebt, being a delegate, it might b
immodest or compromising, but he didn'1
see how anybody who knew James G
Blaine could put more than one construc
don on that letter. "In fact, it was alto
gether a work of supererogation for him tc
write it," said the Senator, "for we al
= knew what he meant by the first letter. I
means that he is out and we must look for
"And that other man-?"
"Ah, there now; you really don't mear
that, do you?" said the handsome Senator,
* miling and moving away. "See me ai
great regzat for Blaine's with
drawal, and that h n<
body mistak " . bert P. Porte]
American Protective Tari
" is that no other Republican coul
-draw on the Democrats for votes as b
oald. The Irish element were stron
friends of Mr. Blaine and I think many c
tbemwilldeeply regrethis preventing ther
easting their votes for him. There ison
thing I want to say, and that is this, thi
bonest Democratic papers, such as the Stai
- havfrom the first given Mr. Elaine th
credIt of knowing whathe was about whe
.he wrote his Florence letter, and accepte
ias final. The Mugwump press, on th
'cotary, tried to discredit it, and in doin
so have only discredited themselves."
"Well, after Blaine, who?" ventured th
"E~ dlmcnlt matter to say, and ther
are a mniber who will have a good deal t
sh' out It. Sherman has a kind of
g, and Gresham has friends, toc
As for me, I think Harrison and Pheli
would make a winnineg ticket. It may t
-a combination thatbhasn't struck everybod
as yet, but I think it would suit agoo
pple whom I know."
this new Idea percolating throug
hIs head, the repotrhunted up Mr. Jaj
P. Poster, the. Prsdent of the Nationm
- Reg~fennLeague. Mr. Foster preface
hi-ramma b~y saying that the Lewe
made up of representatives from3, R
publican clubs, with a membership of ha]
a mmIan, every man of whom would hav
done what he could to make Blaine's su<
*"The Republican party will have resa
to rertMr.BElaine's withdrawal," said he
was~he the one man of all others bea
calenlated to insure sucess. "
"Oh, yes, to be sure," said Mr. Fester
"thepatyis rich in good men for Pres
denlaltimer.There are a dozen wh
"Well, for first choice, Gresham or De
Mr. James A. Blanchard, Vice Presiden
of the Republican League of New Yor]
State, thought that the party was strong
enuhto stand it.
"Its the greatest blow that has come t<
the party in a long time," said Corone
'uet with Blaine we could have mad<
a winn ihbut now-well, Depes
can carry ewYork State, and he's m3
Mr. A. R. Whitney, a delegate to Chi
cago from the Sixteenth District, said his
people were solid for Depei#, and that h4
was practicaly instructed to vote for him
Sherman S. Rogers, of Buffalo, didn'1
think there was any need of borrowing
trouble. He was rised that any Re
hulcu ad doubted . Blaine's sincer
tywhen he sent out his first letter, and
toewho didn't began to cast about fo2
"Oh, there's lots of them. Don't think
that Mr. Elaine is the whole Republicas
'at though he was one of its pillars and
wcease to be."
General Nehemiah M. Curtis, the depart.
lent commnander of the G. A. R. of New
YokState, who came to town to see and
lpaein the parade, said that up in
the letter made a decided sen
ato.Teconfirmation of the news wa
not' uepcd, but the question on every
lipwas"Whonow?" The General wouldn't
undertake to say on whom Elaine's mantle
would fall, but he did say that Chauncey
K. Depew was highly thought of all
"Alisn is the man for the West," said
John S. Clarkson, of Ghio, "and when it
comes to Chicago some folks will be sur
prised at his strength. The Republicans
who say they didn t believe Mr. Elaine's
first letter are only those who didn't want
...-t.I knew him well enough to know that
he had studied every word, and that no
power could drag him into another cam
paign. The friends of Senator Allison
acted on the good faith of that letter, and
that's why they have gthered strength for
him so early in the Ws.
Mr. James W. Arkell, who, besides the
editorial cares of the Judge, writes double
-leaded breyier for the Albany Evening
Journal, says the Republicans cannot
afford to take upaless pronounced protec
tionist than Mr. Elie and that that man
is Chaney M. Depew. His nomination
will solve the Republican problem. In
t+is his 1wothereditor Mr. Elliott F. Rhep
pard, agrees with him. He says now its
Depew as a matter of course.
Joe Manly, last night. said he didn't
know what action the Maine delegation
will now take. They have had no consul
tation since the election of delegates by
their respective Congressional districts.
BLAINE WILL RUN NO MORE.
A Letter that Settles the Talk about illy
[N. Y, Star, May 30.]
The following letter from Mr. Blaine to
Whitelaw Reid, the editor of the Tribune,
was received in this city yesterday. It for
ever sets at rest the question of the Maine
statesman's ambitions with respect to the
presidential nomination. He will not ac
eept a nomination in any event, and may
be regarded as out of the field of practical
PAIUs, May 17, '88.
Whitelaw Reid, Esq:
My DnAn SIR-Since my return to Paris
from Southern Italy on the 8th inst. I
have learned (what I did not before believe)
that my name may yet be presented to the
National Convention as a candidate for the
presidentional nomination of the Republi
can party. A single phrase of my letter of
January 25 from 'Florence (which was de
cisive of everything I had the personal
power to decide) has been treated by many
of my most valued friends as not absolutely
conclusive in ultimate and possible contin
On the other hand, friends equally de
voted and disinterested have construed my
letter (as it should be construed) to be an
unconditional withholding of my name
from the National Convention. They have
in consequence given their support to emi
nent gentlemen who are candidates for the
Chicago nomination-some of whom would
not, I am sure, have consented to assume
that position if I had desired to represent
the party in the presidential contest of 188.
If I should now, by speech or by silence,
by commission of omission, permit my
name, in any event, to come before the
Convention, I should incur the reproach of
being uncandid with those who have al
ways been candid with me. I speak, there
fore, because I am not willing to remain in
a doubtful attitude. I am not willing to
be the cause of misleading a single man
among the millions who have given me
their suffrages and their confidence. I am
not willing that even one of my faithful
supporters in the past should think me
capable of paltering in a double sense with
Assuming that the presidential nomina.
tion could by any possible chance be offered
to me, I could not accept it without leaving
in the minds of thousands of these men th
impression that I had not been free fr
indirection, and therefore I could not ac
cept it at all. The misrepresentation o:
malice have no weight, but the just dis
pleasure of friends I could not patie ly en
Republican victory, the pros ts o
which grow brighter every day, n be im
periled only by lack of unity in uncil o:
by acrimonious contest over' men. Th
issue of protection is incal .aably stronger
and greater than any ma ,for it concern,
the prosperity of the p ,nt and of genera
tions yet to come. W re it possible fo:
every voter of the Re ublic to see for him
self the condition and recompense of labo:
in Europe, the party o free trade ^'
United States would n
port of one wag- rit een the tw
ocpr l'may not be directly in ou
power as philanthropists to elevate th
- European laborer, but it will be a lasting
stigma upon our statesmanship if we pei
f mit the American laborer to be forces
I down to the European level. And in th
e end the rewards of labor everywhere wil
9 be advanced if we steadily refuse to lowe
f the standard at home.
Yours very sincerely,
J.s G. B .
A' 'Groat" Indian Doctor.
eA few weeks ago there appeared in th
neihborhood of Shady Grove Church
inxBelton Township, an Indian, accom
Spaniedby his wife and child. He se
Scured a house on the plantation o
y udge W. F. Cox, and took up hisabod<
there. In a very short time it wae
Snoised around that he was a medica
Sdisease. Several darkeys who wer<
affiicted consulted him, and he begar
treati' them. In a few days the'
cli hat they had been entirela
r cured of their diseases, and since the3
I his practice has diyincreased. People
both white and blcwho are afflicto
t with cancer, white swelling, rheumatism
-dyspepsia, etc., etc., are fiocking to hir
from miles around, some coming fror
Sboth Greenville and Laurens counties
Sand in nearly every case the personi
claim that the Indian is benefiting them
eOn our trip into the eastern section o:
the county last Sunday, we passed b
the home of the "medicine man," anc
Swe venture the assertion, from what we
saw and heard, that there were no lesa
than one hundred persons to see his
during that day. The Indian claims tc
be from Little Bock, Ark. He user
herbs and plants, and manufactures his
own medicines. He makes no charget
for his services, and is satisfied wit]
whatever a patient gives him. He is said
to be very illiterate.-Anderson Intelli
Shot the Sheriff's Posse.
Sr Louis, May 30.-Sheriff Allen, of St.
Louis county, and three deputies crossed
the Missouri river at Musick's Ferry this
morning with a warrant to arrest King,
-Eurd and Groegan, charged with stealing
a horse and ferry boat from John Smith.
Three miles below the sheriff and deputies
found the boat, but upon nearing it the
sheriff and deputies were fired upon with
pistols and shotguns by the parties in pos
session of the boat. The three deputies
were all wounded, and one of them has not
been heard of since. H. Breckman crossed
with the sheriff to this side, and received
the contents of a shot gun in the abdomen,
and is thought to be fatally hurt. C. C.
Garrett, a deputy, was shot in the forehead
and right arm. Otto Ashefet, a volunteer
deputy, is thought to have been killed, as
he has not been heard from or seen, Sheriff
Allen has placed the matter before County
Attorney Mudd, who has sent the sheriff
to arrest John and James King, Henry
Groegan and Lewis THurd.
PIA2'08 A1iD ORGANS.
We are prepared to sell Pianos and
Organs of the best make at factory
prices for Cash or easy Instalments.
Pianos from $210 up; Organs from $24
up. The verdict of the people is that
they can save the frcight and twenty-five
per cent, by buying of us. Instruments
delivered to any depot on fifteen days'
trial, We pay freight both ways if not
satisfactory. Order and test in your
own homes. Respectfully,
N. W. TRUMP,
* Columbia, S. C.
DEAR MB. Eprron:-Won't you please
tell your male readers that SS will buy a
fine, strong and serviceable pair of
pts, made to order by the N. Y. Stan
dadPants Co., of 66 University Place,
New York city? By sending 6 cents in
postage stamps to the above firm, they
will send to any address 25 samples of
cloth to choose from, a fine linen tape
measure, a full set of scientific measure
ment blanks and other valuable informa
tion. All goods are delivered by them
through the U. S. Mails. A novel and
practical idea. Advise your readers to
try the firm. They are thoroughly re
liable. Yours truly,
LAMENT OF THE -BLOODY SHiRT.
A Ia Whitman-Swnburne.
I am in the shirt business, the political shirt
business, the ancient bloody shirt busi
ness, the shirt all o'er deep dyed with
gore and ruddy stains and freedmen's
pains and negroes' chains and moans
and groans and dead men's bones and
freedmen's skulls busted and Republi
can hearts thrusted with dagger's blood
rusted and every decent man Ku-Klux
0, that deep-dyed, traitorous, treasonous,.
villainous, poisonous Democrats unite
with us in decorating Union soldiers'
graves. I would rather far they flung
mud on those sacred mounds. I s0
in this yearly growing affiliation of n3
party with their party, this brotherly
love and lack of sectional hate, naught
but ruin to the dear old sacred, hal
lowed Bloody Shirt. I see, alas! its
blood-red stains washed away. .I see
it going. Its tail is being rert asun
Oh, shucks! and John Brown m ldering
and so forth and all that sort of thing
and Garrison and Sumner ani Chand
ler and Andy J., and all the rest of
our sacred band who believed in blood,
and tubs full of it. and was and battle
and shootin' and cuttin' ajid stabbing
right and left. Right f-oot, left foot,
hay foot, straw foot and streets a foot
deep with Democrats aria traitors-Oh,
where are you now,. and can't you
come back a day twc} and raise a row
and brighten up and carmine and touch
up the dear old Bloody Shirt ?
Oh, sad was the day 'hen the blue and
the gray marched .n peaceful array as
they did yesterda on upper Broad
way. Oh, saddqr and madder and
badder I feel as'squeal and I feel how
the fates steal still so gently o'er me
stealing this horrible feeling that all
the old gor shirt feeling is from the
united coun ry peeling. My head is
reeling witbi such peaceful dealing.
Oh, let me gysomewhar, there's a bar near
or far, or I'm dry for whisky, for I
need t assauage this terrible rage with
some ing strong and long, something
fier . and wiry and raspy and nasty.
[N. Y. Star, May 31.
Evolution and the Presbyterians.
n this position of Dr. Woodrow, (which
the only part that concerns the Church
t all), he is sustained by a respectable and
growing minority in his own church, and,
in the church-at-large, by the overwhelm
ing majority of the great thinkers and
1 writers of our times. I name a few: Dr.
- Robert Flint, divinity professor in th
Presbyterian University of Edinburgh
Scotland; Professor Calderwood, mora
- philosophy chair, in the same institution
Professor Henry Drummond, of GlasgoR
Presbyterian University, whose immorta
- book, "Natural Laws in the Spiritua
World," has passed through its fifty-seconc
edition, and now yields him the handsom
sum of $15,000 per annum- in royalties,
5 Every line of the book assumes the trutl
of evolution, and yet the Free Church o:
Scotland raised him at once to his nrof
sorship upon the rp.,,toat; ned by hi
' wo k! M ne, in his discussion o
. ersoll, takes the same ground. a
- anybody can see by reading his article ii
> the May number of the North Americal
r Review. And Mr. Gladstone, for the firs
e time, so far as I know, adduces in this con
9 nection the words of Bishop Butler, con
fessedly the ablest defender of Christian
I ity in modern times, showing beyond :
e doubt that Bishop Butler's patient and calm
I reflection had already entertained, as fa
r back as May, 1736 (the date of his master
piece, "The Analogy of Religion to th<
Course and Constitution of Nature"), th
great thought which Darwin has develope<
with unrivaled power and cogency. Sei
North American Review for May. Thi
a venerable James McCosh, D. D., LL.D.
,ex-president of Princeton College (Presby
. terian), is just out in a book, "The Re
.ligious Aspect of Evolution," in which b~
ftakes the self-same position as my friend
SProf. Woodrow. The volume is from the
Spress of G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York
1and therefore is accessible to all readini
Speople. I need only to reter to it.-Dr
Win. E. Boggs in Memphis Appeal.
A Little Child Run Over by a 8treet Car.
A colored child about 3 years old, the
son of James Pettigrew, residing on Wash
ington street on the premises of Mr. Ed
ward Horlbeck, was quite seriously hur
this morning by car No. 17 on the Enter
p rise Railroad, and now lies in the City
It appears that the little boy, with hi:
sister a few years older than himself, were
selling plums at Mr. Horlbeck's gate, wher
the little girl threw a switch or stick on the
Ecar track and the boy went to get it. Cai
No. 17, in charge of Mr. Ben Lamb, wat
coming down the street, and on the dowi
grade. The driver saw the child, but could
not stop his car in time to avoid the acci
dent and one of the wheels passed over its
leg, inflicting a severe wound. Policeman
Carroll picked the little fellow up and he
was carried, as above stated, to the City
Hospital, where his wounds were dressed.
He is still under treatment at the Hospital.
-Charleston Sun, May 31.
A Good Flogging More Efrectual.
Andrew Tally, a negro prisoner, was re
leased from jail last Monday on expiration
of sentence. He was arrested last August
on a charge of stealing a hat worth seventy
five cents. Twenty days later he was re
leased on bail, and at the October term of
court he was convicted of petit larceny.
Not appearing for sentence, a sealed sen
tence was left and a bench warrant issued
for his arrest, which was effected on the
18th of October. He then remained in jail
until the February term of court, when the
sealed sentence was opened and he was
sent to jail for ninety days, which expired
last Monday, he having been in jail alto
gether eight months. That little case of
petit larceny has cost the county about one
hundred dollars. A good flogging, admin
istered under sentence of a Trial Justice,
would have been far more effectual punish
ment and would have cost the county little
or nothing -Anderson Journal.
A Fight With Indians.
DcLrn, Minn., May 31.-Two deputy
sheriffs went to Deer Lake Indian Camp,
in Itasca county, ten days ago, to arrest an
Indian, Cutface, for the murder of a white
man, Joe Bonville. Arriving there they
learned he had left, and followed him to
Net Lake Camp. Enticing him to their
canoe, they bound him and started off.
The alarm was given and sixteen bucks
gave chase, soon overtaking them. After
a fight, in which both sheriffs were badly
handled but not seriously injured, Cutface
was released and both the white men can
tured. Through the intercession of an In
dian who spoke English, the sheriffs were
released, but told that they would not be
allowed to take any Indian for killing a
A Pair of Pugnacione Policeans.
Caicicoo, May 30,-A Herald special
from Cape Girardeau, Mo., says: "Judge
David L. Hawkins, Assistant Secretary of
the Interior, and W. V. Leech, a promi
nent citizen of this city and Democratic
candidate for the Legislature, fought in
the street, in front of the city drug store,
last evening. The difficulty grew out of
a letter written by Judge Hawkins from
Washington regarding the appointment of
postmaster at this place. Friends inter
fered and separated them before either of
them was badly hurt. The fight created
quite an excitement, and friends of both
parties fear that it will not end with this
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
prem. of Interest Gathered from Various
The St. Paul, Minn., knitting works
have been burned. Loss $117,000.
't John Bright has passed the crisis of his
3ilness and his condition is more favorable.
\The six newly-elected bishops of the
Northern Methodist Church have been con
Three of the six nominees on the Ala
bama Republican State ticket have refused
to accept the nominations tendered.
Leprosy is spreading at a dreadful rate
in Russia. Thirty cases have been officially
reported in Darpah alone.
Parnell, much improved in health, has
returned to London for the reopening of
The Republicans in the Second District
of North Carolina have nominated G. A.
Mebane (colored) for Congress.
Charles Bell, of Marlboro, Mass., was
accidentally shot and killed by a com
panion while gunning yesterday.
Henry Kreutzer, of Covington, went to
the graves of his children near Cincinnati
yesterday and committed suicide.
Professor Virchow, after his last micro
scopic examination of Emperor Frederick's
throat, declares that the glands are per
The Hon. W. R. Morrison thinks the
Democratic Convention will nominate
Thurman for Vice President if he con
sents to be a candidate.
Twenty-nine Social Democrats of Berlin
have been sentenced to imprisonment for
terms ranging from two to six months for
circulating seditious prints.
At Wilkesbarre, Pa., William Leslie, a
reporter, has been committed to jail for
contempt in refusing to testify before a
grand jury about a prize tight.
The project to build a grand hotel in
Charleston is well in progress. At a pub
lic meeting last night the subscriptions in
money amounted to $117,130.
It is estimated that the reduction of the
public debt during the month of May
amounts to $4,000,000, $12,000,000 having
been paid for pensions.
In New York yesterday the Richmond
Grays, escorted by the 9th regiment, in
spected Castle Garden and viewed with
much interest the landing of a ship load of
At the annual meeting of the National
Civil Service Reform League in New York
Geo. Wm. Curtis, who presided, was re
elected president for the coming year,
making his seventh election.
The National Prohibition Convention
nominated Clinton B. Fish for President
and John A. Brooks for Vice President.
The South Carolina member of the execu
tive committee is James A. Tate.
Mrs. Lewis Wingo was killed by light
ning Tuesday afternoon, near Wellford,
Spartanburg county, while she was sitting
near the fireplace. Two children were in
the room at the time, but were not hurt.
As a rule everything eatable at a ta t
should beP l wior fork
J de prunes, however, may be taker
with a pruning knife.
A reporter who attended a banquet con
cluded his description with the candid state
ment that "it is not distinctly remembere
by anybody present who made the las
The word Birmingham, so common ir
naming towns and cities, is compoundet
of three words, which together mean "thi
hill which is the home of the broom," ai
"If it be true that the hairs of ones heat
are numbered," said the man after he hat
escaped from his wife's clutches, "ther
will be one angel at least who will show ul
with a big deficit."
Horseradish yields from two to four ton:
per acre and sells from five to ten cents
.pound. The worst drawback to its cul
. ture is the difficulty of eradicating it wher
it once gets a firm hold on the land.
SrHenry Parker, premier, has consentec
toopen the Austrahlasian conference or
Chinese labor at Sydney, Australia, or
July 12. Chinamen rectntly released un de;
writs of habeas corpus in accordance witl
the decision of the Supreme Court hav4
returned to Hong Kong.
At Chicago, Nelson Morris, dressed beef
shipper and meat packer, has bought bacl
from the Cattle Trust the Fairbank's Can.
ning Company, and has satisfactorily dis
solved all relations with the Trust. Thi
consideration paid on the repurchase was
"Did your son take the valedictory ix
college?" said a gentleman to a lady who
was enthusiastically praising the ability of
her offspring. "No, indeed, he didn't,'
she replied, with pride; "he didn't take
anything He is the healthiest boy you
A wreck occurred three miles from
Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, on the Louis
ville and Nashville Railroad, in whibh En
gineer Quinn was killed and Firemen Rich
ardson and Beckman Farley fatally injured.
The engine boiler exploded and twenty-one
fi eight cars were demolished.
Fire broke out yesterday morning among
the drapery stores in Edgeware road, Lon
don. The flames spread so rapidly among
the inflammable material that many em
ployes were hemmed in. Six women were
burned to death, and It is feared others
have perished. Search is being made
among the ruins.
"I could gaze at the moon for hours,
Mr. Sampson," she said, in a voice full of
sweetness and pheumonia. "I never tire
of it." "Ah," he responded, "would that
I were the man in it!" "Yes," she assented,
softly. "And why, Miss Clara?"'he asked,
getting ready to take her hand. "Be
cause, Mr. Sampson," she said, shyly yeil
ing her eyes with their long lashes, "you
would be four million miles away."
Trial Justice-Had you ever saw this
man before? Witness-Yes. "Had he
camei before you had went?~" "No." "Is
them your egs what you say was stolen?''
" Yes." "Vi ould you have recognized
them if you had seen them before they was
brung here?" "Yes; I would have knowed
them." "Speak grammatic, young man!
It ain't proper to say 'have knowed'; you
should say 'have knew.'"
The largest auction sale of flannels ever
held in New York was made yesterday by
Faulkner, Page & .Co., commission mer
chants. Over 1,000 buyers were present,
from all parts of the couniry. About 14,
000 cases were sold aggregating about
$2,000,000. The sale lasted all day. Scar
let flannels brought from 12 to 25 cents,
plain white 16 to 25t cents and quichee
white flannels from 23+ to 43rr cents.
In the Senate yesterday the bill reviving
the office of general of the army, and au
thorizing the President to appoint General
heridan to that office passed the Senate
by thirty-four yeas to seven nays. The
bill provides that the office of lieutenant
general of the army shall expire with Gen
eral Sheridan's promotion, and that the
ofice of general of the army shall expire at
his death. The seven Senators voting no,
were Berry, Coke, Harris, Reagan, Sauls
bury, Vance, and Wilson of Maryland.
A Train Blown from the Track.j
PITTsBtaa, Pa., May 29.-Wcrd has
just reached this city that during the heavy
wind storm that passed over Western Penn
sylvania yesterday, a passenger train on the
Pittsburg and Western road, while running
at a high rate of speed, near Clarion Sta
tion, was blown from the track -into the
ditch alongside. All of the passengers and
passengers and trainmen were injured,
some of them seriously. Miss Aldy Rankin
of Clarion was fatally hurt.
HAIL AND HURRICANE.
Further Reports from the Big Storm in the T
PITTSBURG, Pa., May 29.-The storm
which swept over Eastern Ohio, West Vir- a
ginia and Western Pennsylvania yesterday E
afternoon was of a very destructtve char- si
acter, and the aggregate loss to buildings, F
crops and railroad and telegraph lines will a
foot up many thousands of dollars. Several e,
lives were also sacrificed and a number of v
persons were injured about Point Pleasant t<
and Huntington, West Virginia. At Can c
ton, Ohio, Beaver county, Pennsylvania
and through the oil regions the storm was j
particularly severe, the hail falling in tor- I
rents, while the wind was very violent. s<
Near Ravenswood, West Virginia, Mr. and (
Mrs. William Powell were killed by light- C
ning while sitting in their home. At I
Charleston, West Virginia, Mrs. Robert I
Shannon was killed by a falling tree. At n
Bridgeport, Ohio, a six-year old son of d
Joseph Powell was caught by a rush of s
water in a narrow ravine and drowned. I
Two campanions made a narrow escape. L
At Bellaire. Ohio. a railroad brakeman n
name Costello was killed while endeavor- 1
ing to manage his train during the storm. '
At Canton, Ohio, houses were lifted from
their foundations and the steeples of several s
churches were wrecked. The south wing I
of the new Hamden Watch Works, 200 1
feet in length and three stories high, was r
blown down and is a total wreck, and the c
Dueber Watch Case Works were badly
damaged. There were many narrow es
capes from death by the fall of the Ham
den building. A workman named Miller
was probably fatally hurt and Jos. Myers,
adother employee, is seriously injured.
The loss is estimated at $70,000.
In Beaver county. Pa., fully $20,000 of
damage was done to property by the storm,
but as far as known no one is injured. At
Oil City the roof of the Arlington Hotel
was blown off and the guests rushed from
the building panic-stricken. Titusville
also suffered severely. Frank Burchfield
of Pleasantville, croising Pine creek bridge
in a buggy, was blown over into the water.
The vehicle was reduced to splinters and
the horse was lifted bodily and carried one
hundred yards. (Burchfield was badly hurt.
Mrs. Barlee and family, who were out
driving, were also thrown from their car
riage and slightly injured.
Through the oil regions derricks were
blown down and much damage was done.
About this city the storm was not so
heavy, but specials from many other points
represent the hail falling as falling as large
as hen's eggs. Telegraph lines are (town
badly, and in many places the railroad
tracks are covered with debris from the
hills. The damage to orchards has been
particularly heavy, many trees in the re
gions visited by tile hail being stripped of
every leaf; and other crops suffered in a
corresponding degree. The total loss will
probably reach several hundred thousand
CIUCAGO, May 29.--Dispatches from
Western and Northern Illinois report that
the hail storm of Sunday night and yester
day did considerable dam
fruit crops. A '~ any horses and sev
eral b A cattle were killed by lightning.
Farm buildings were damaged to a consid
e.able extent and in Elgin thousands of
panes of window glass were broken and
chimneys were destroyed.
Reports from Iowa and Kansas say the
- fall of hail was terrific. The hail stones
I were piled up and drifted in many places
t from two to four feet deep in the morning
and large sections of country were covered
with a sheet of ice. The damage to gar.
dens, fruit trees and vegetation is incalcu
lable. Windows were broken, vegetables
beaten into the ground, and fruit and for
est trees stripped of foliage.
OMAHA, Neb., May 29.-Two children,
a son and daughter of Hugh Beckett, four
teen miles southeast of Beatrice, were
drowned during the heavy rain on Sunday
night. Mrs. Beckett and four children
were at home alone when the rain came
up. The house stands near a stream, in
which the water rose rapidly. Fearing
the house would be washed away, Mrs.
Beckett, taking two children, aged 4 and .5
years, and bidding an IS-year-old daughter
tto follow with the baby, left the house. In
crossing a small gulley the mother became
frightened and fell, losing her hold of the
children, who were swept away into the
stream below, where they met their death.
The other daughter and the baby, after a
severe struggle, reached the shore and
Why She Didn't "Holler.'.
A young woman from the country was
suing her ex-sweetheat for breach of
promise, says the Texas Siftings, and
the lawyers were, as usual, mkig all
sorts of inquiries.
"You say," remarked one, "that the
defendant frequently sat very close to
"Yes, sir," was the reply, with a hec
"Close enough so's one cheer was all
the settin' room we needed."
"And you say he put his arm around
"No I didn't."
"What did you say, then?"
"I said he put both arms around me."
"He hugged me."
"Yes, he did. So darn hard that I
come purty near hollerin right out."
"Why didn't you holler?"
"That's no reason. Be explicit please,
"Cause I was afeered he'd stop."
The court fell off the bench, and had
to be carried out and put under the hy
drant for the purpose of resuscitation.
Destructive 25aorm. In Ohio.
XENIA, May 30.--At Fairfield yesterday
lightning struck the parsonage of the Re
formed Church, setting it on fire, and
though the flames were extinguished, there
was great damage done.
Nnw LEXINGTON, May ;.-A terrific
rain and wind storm occurred late yester
day afternoon, blowing the roofs off the
opera house and the Catholic Church. The
St. Aloysius Academy was also unroofed.
HILLsBORO, May 30.-A terrific storm;
of rain and wind set in here about 9 o'clock
last night and did a good deal of damiage.
lon. John L. Hughes and his wife were.
seriously injured while driving along the
Belfast pike. Their buggy was blown.
over and Mr. Hughes was fatally injiured.
.A LL CASES~RSty MTO c
kIR A SFS MA~LE F WALNIT C
THAT SAME OLD CAME.
he Jewelry Swindler in Priently Garb Turns
Up in Washington.
WAsuIsGTON, May 20.-Early last w.ek
man called at the residence of the ev.
A. McGuirk, S. J., pastor of St. Aioy
us' Church, and introduced himusel. as
ather McCarthy of Montreal, presenting
the sasiwc time what purported to be a
,rtiticate of transfer. Father MIcCuihk,
ery much pleased with the suave visitor,
ndered him the hospitality of the paro
Yesterday Father McCarthy went to the
rwelry house of George B. Desio, on
eunsylvania avenue, and directed that
>me diamonds be sent to Father Mc
uirk's, from which to select a present for
ardinal Gibbons from the Jesuits of
ashington. Desio called there and
'ather McCarthy, in cassock and beretta,
let him at the door. McCarthy took the
iaionds, valued at $700, and went up
airs, ostensibly to show them to the
nests of the household. That was the
ist Desio saw of McCarthy or the dia
ionds. The swindler div sted himself of
is robes and slipped out the back way.
'he police of the country will be notified.
A Brooklyn jeweler wn- victimized in a
imilar manner last week, and within the
ast six months the same game has'been
laved in four or five other cities. The
nethods in all the cases have been identi
al, and this makeg it probable that the
ane man has perpetrated all the swindles.
The EngliNh Sparrow a Peat.
The English sparrow which was intro
luced in this country about a decade
go, has become a terror not only here
)ut all over the country. He was first
et loose in Fairmount Park, Philadel
1hia, for the avowed purpose of extermi
sating worms and caterpillars, but it has
peen said that he immediately became
he boon companion and bosom friend
>f these vermicules. He quickly made
his way to the South and seems to be
:ommitting havoc in the feathered king- +
3om in this section. An observer says
"he thinks that he hears fewer of the
South's greatest songsters, the mocking
birds, now warbling than ever before,
and believes that the feathered singers
are abandoning this section. The only
way he can account for their disappear
ance is the advent in this section of the
English sparrows, which have become
the greatest nuisances wherever they
have made their appearance. They are
turbulent and pugnacious little birds,
and all other birds which do not possess
the same characteristics make haste to
abandon their favorite retreats and leave
the sparrows in possession of the field."
It would be a great pity indeed if the
South's favorite birds should be forced
out or exterminated by the English
sparrow, and any means to exterminate
or drive him away should be resorted to,
as one mocking bird is worth the whole
(Botanic Blood Balm.)
The great Blood Purifier and Tonic.
It cures Scrofula, Kidney Troubles,
Catarrh, Skin Humors, Rheumatism,
Eruptions, Boils, etc., and is a wonder
B. B. B.
(Botanic Blood Balm.)
The great Blood Purifier and Tonic.
It cures Scrofula, Kidney Troubles,
Catarrh, Skin Humors, Rheumatism,
Eruptions, Boils, etc., and is a wonder
The Wallingford Wheel Works at Meri
den were struck by lightning yesterday
morning and were totally destroyed. Loss
$60,000; insurance $2:3,000.
Frank P. Fleming~, of Jacksonville. was
nominated for Governor by the Florida
Deiocratic Convention on the fortieth bal
lot, after a tedious contest of two days.
The nomination was made unanimous
amid great enthusiasm. Capt. Fleming is
a native of Florida and a leading lawyer.
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$3.00 CUAM PANTS
But it tom. esrmethicg moe than low prices tomate OUT
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wears like lather.
1 EXTas to ourlow
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ti~ seklngauch all yroredtL
ducts of three mlit, sad that
hardly ,atadei our demand.
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N.Y. STANDARD PANT CO.,66 Unlver
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Being agent for almost the entire State
for Liddell & Co., of Charlotte, N. C., I
am in a position to offer close figures on
their Variable Feed Saw Mills, New Era
Boilers, Boss Presses, Straight Line
Engines, Shafting, Pulleys, &c. Their
engine, of which I have sold a number,
is the most satisfactory I have ever
handled, and I earnestly recommend a
consideration ot its merits to all pros
pective purchasers. Van Winkle, Pratt
and Winship Gins will be offered as
cheap as manufacturers' discount to
dealers will allow.
The Improved Deering Mower with
its durable and Unbreakable Steel
Pitman Connections, in one of its three
sizes-one-horse, two-horse and giant
and the Thomas Imperial Hay Rake and:
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Barbour Cotton Seed Cruaher in the fall.
Wind Mills, Force Pumps, Brick Ma
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Write for descriptive catalogue.
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Successor to McMaster & Gibbes and
W. G. & L. D. Childs, COLUMBIA, S. C.
CHARLOTTE FEMALE INSTI fUTE.
No Institute for Young Ladies in the
South has advantages superior to those
offered here in every department-Col
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Only experienced and accomplished
Teachers engaged. The building is
lighted with Gas, warmed with the best
wrought-iron Fnrnaces, and .a Hot
Water Heater, has Hot and Cold
Water Baths, and first-class appoint
ments as a Boarding School in every
respect-no School in the South has
W FALL SESSION BEGINS SEP
TEMBER 5, 1888.
For Catalogue, with full particulars,
Rev. War. R. ATKINSON,
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