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VOL. III. MANNING, CLARENDON COUNTY, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1888. NO. 19
JOSEPH F. RHAME,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MANNING, S. C.
JOHN S. WILSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
MANNING, S. C.
F. N. WILSON,
MANNING. S. C.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MANNING. S. C.
prNotary Public with seal.
W M. H. INGRAM.
ATTORN'EY AT LAW,
Office at Court House,
MANNING. S. C.
M. CLITON GALUCHAT,
PRACTICES IN COURTS OF
CHARLESTON al CLARENDON.
Address Communications in care of Man
J OS. H. MONTGOMERY,
ATTORNEY AT L AW,
Main Street. SUMTER, S. C.
prCollections a specialty.
W. F. B. HAxNSwoRTH, Sumter S, C.
B. S. Dm'szxs. Manning, S. C.
1 AYNSWORTH & DINKINS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,I
MANNING, S. C.
D R G. ALLEN HUGGINS,
- OFFICES -
MANNING AND KINGSTREE.
Kingstree, fronm 1st to 12th of each month.
Manning, from 12th to 1st of each month.
9 A. M. tol P.M. and 2 to 4 P. M.
J J. BRAGDON,
REAL ESTATE AGENT,
FORESTON, S. C.
Offers for sale on Main Street, in business
portion of the town, TWO STORES, with
suitable lots;on Manning and R. R. streets
TWO COTTAGE RESIDENCES, 4 and 6
rooms; and a number of VACANT LOTS
suitable for residences, and in different lo
calities. Terms Reasonable.
Louis Cohen & Co.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Importers, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Dry and Fancy Goods.
jSamples and prices cheerfully sent
on application. Orders entrusted to
me will receive my prompt personal at
tention. Will be pleased to see my
friends from Clarendon County.
ISAAC M. LORYEA,
With Louis Cohen & Co.,
CHARL ESTOY, S. C.
Max G. Bryant, Jas. M. T in,
South Carolina. New York.
Grand Central Hotel.
BRYANT & LELAND, P~oPRIEToRS.
Columbia, South Carolina.
-The grand Central is the largest and best
kepthotel in Columbia, located in the ET-.
ACT BUShi:SS CENT ER OF T HE CITY,'
where all Street Car Lines pass the door,
and ims MESUis not excelled by any in the
Notice of Application for Charter.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN
application will be made to the General
Asspmbly of the State of South Carolina, for a
'Charter for a Rail Road, to be known as the
Wvilson and Summerton Ral Road, leading
from a point at or near Wilson's Mill, on
the Central Rail Road of South Carolhna,
in Clarendon County, in said State, to
or near to Summerton in said County,
and thence, if deemed expedient, to a
point on the Manchester and Augusta
Rail Rad. at or near Antioch, in said
N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I
have made arrangements with Mr. WV.
K. Bell, of Manning, to promptly forward
me any telegrams or other o~icial commuml
cations. By this means I shall be able, in
a tew hours, to attend any inquest.
P. C. COCHRAN,
Coroner Clarendon County.
7F. VON SANTEN & SON,
FANCT GOODS, TOYS,
Costing from $4.50 to $40 each.
263 King Street,'
CRHA.RLESTON, S. C.
~McGahian, Brown & Evans,
Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, and
Nos. 224, 226 and 228 Meeting St.
Win. Biurmester & Co.
H AY AND GRAIN,
Red Rust Proof Oats, a Spe
Opposite Kerr's Wharf,
CHALESTON S. C.
MEN CURSED WITH GOLD.
TALMAGE SCORES THOSE WHO BEND
BENEATH THEIR WEALTH.
They Would Take Every Cent with Them,
Buy Up Half of Heaven and Rent It Out
-Loans at Two Per Cent. a Month and
Corners in Harps and Trumpets.
The Brooklyn Tabernacle was crowd
ed Sunday when the Rev. Dr. Talmage
preached on "Superfluities a Hind
rance." For his text he took Chroni
cles, xx., 6 and 7: "A man of great
stature, whose fingers and toes were
four and twenty, six on each hand and
six on each foot; and ho also was the
son of a giant. But when he defied
Israel, Jonathan, the son of Shimea,
David's brother, slew him."
"The race of giants is mostly extinct,
I am glad to say," said the reverend
preacher. "There is no use for giants
now except to enlarge the income of
museums. But there were many of them
in olden times. Goliath was, according
to the Bible, eleven feet four and a half
inches high. Or, if you do not believe
the Bible, the famous Pliny, a secular
writer, declares that at Crete a monu
ment was broken open by an earthquake
disclosing the remains of a giant forty
six cubits long, or sixty-nine feet high.
So, whether you prefer sacred or pro
fane history, you must come to the con
clusion that there were in those olden
times cases of human altitude monstrous
and appalling. David had smashed the
skull of one of these giants, but there
were other giants that the Davideauwars
had not yet subdued, and .one of them
stands in my text.
"'Behold how superfluities are a
hindranice rather than a help!' In all
the battle at Gath that day there was
not a man with ordinary hand and ordi
nary foot and ordinary stature that was
not better off than this physical curiosity
of my text. As physical size is apt to
run in families, the probability is that
this brother of David who did the work
was of an abbreviated stature. A dwarf
on the right-side is stronger than a giant
on the wrong side, and all the body and
mind and estate and opportunity that
you cannot use for God and the better
ment of the world is a sixth finger and
a sixth toe, and a terrific hindrance.
The most of the good done in the world,
and the most of those who win the bat
tles for the right, are ordinary people.
Count the fingers of their right hand
and they have just five, no more and no
In illustration of his text Dr. Talmage
spoke of the "Swamp Angel." It was a
big gun, he said, that during the war
made a big noise, but muskets of ordi
nary calibre and shells of ordinary heft
did the execution.
"President Tyler," he continued, "and
his Cabinet go down the Potomac one
day to experiment with the Peacemaker,
a great iron gun, that was to a~fright
with its thunder foreign navies. e
gunner touches it off and it explodes
and leaves Cabinet Ministers dead on
the deck, while at that time all up and
down our coasts were cannon of ordina
ry bore, able to be the defense of the
nation, and ready at the first touch to
waken to duty. The curse of the world
is big guns. After the politicians who
have made all the noise go home hoarse
from angry discussion on the evening of
the first Monday in November, the next
day the people with the silent ballots
will settle everything, and settle it right,
a million of the white slips of paper they
drop making about as much noise as the
fall of an apple blossom.
"Clear back in the country to day
there are mothers in plain aproD, and
shoes fashioned on a rough last by the
shoemaker at the end of the lane, rock
ing babies that are to be the Martin
Luthers, and -the Faradays, and the
Edisons, and the Bismareks, and the
Gadstones, and the Washingtons, and
the George Whitefields of the year
1938, and who will make the twentieth
century so bright that this much lauded
nineteenth in comparison will seem a
part of the Dark Ages. The longer I
live the more I like common folks. They
do the world's work, bearing the world's
burdens, weeping the world's sympa
thies, carrying the world's consolation.
Among lawyers we see rise up a Baus
Choate, or a William Wirt, or a Samuel
L. Southard; but society would go to
pieces to-morrow if there were not
thousands of common lawyers to= see
that men and women get their rights.
A Valentine Mott or Willard Parker
rises up eminent in the medical profes
sion, but what an unlimited sweep would
pneumonia and diphtheria and scarlet
fever have in the world if it were not for
for 10,000 common doctors."
Dr. Tal1mage then bitterly assailed the
principle of grasping for money. To
provide for one's family, he said, was
commanded by Scripture, but to accu
mulate millions, a curse instead of a
blessing, a hindrance instead of a help.
"It was once said by D'Israeli," he
continued, "that a King of Poland ab
dicated his throne and joined the people
and became a porter to carry burdens.
And some one asked him why he did so
and he replied: 'Upon my honor, gen
tlemen, the lcad which I quit is by far
heavier tnan the one you see me carry.
The weightiest is but a straw when com
pared to that world under which I
jabored. I have slept more in four
nights than I have during all my reign.
I begin tolive and to be aking myself.
Eect whom you choose, for me who am
so well it would be madness to return to
"'Well,' says somebody, 'such over
loaded persons ought to be pitied, for
their worriments are real and their in
somnia and nervous prostration are
genuine.' I reply that they could get
id of the bothersome surplus by giving
it away. If a man has more houses than
he can carry without vexation, let him
drop afew of them. If his estate is so
great he cannot manage it without get
tng nervous dyspepsia from having too
much, let him divide up with those who
have nervous dyspepsia because they
cannot get enough.
"No! they guard their sixth finger
with more care than they did the origi
nal five. They go limping with what
they call gout, and know not that, like
+ho gaint of my tedt they are lamied by
a superfluous toe. A few of them by
large charities bleed themselves of this
financial obesity and monetary plethora,
but many of them bang on to the hin
dering superfluity till death, and then
as they are compelled to give the money
up anyhow, in their last will and testa
ment they generally give some of it to
the Lord, expecting no doubt that He
will feel very much obliged to them.
"Thank God that once in a while we
have a Peter Cooper, who, owning an
interest in the iron works at Trenton,
said to Mr. Lester: 'I do not feel quite
easy about the amount we are making.
Working under one of our patents, we
have a monopoly which seems to me
something wrong. Everybody has to
come to us for it, and we are making
money too fast.' So they reduced the
price, and this while our philanthropist
was building Cooper Institute, which
mothers a hundred institutes of kindness
and mercy all over the land. But the
world had to wait 5,800 years for Peter
"I am glad for the benevolent institu
tions that get a legacy from men who,
during their life, were as stingy as death,
but who, in their last will and testament,
bestowed money on hospitals aud mis
sionary societies," said Dr. Talmage,
warmly; "but for such testators I have
no respect. They would have taken
every cent of it with them if they could,
and bought up half of Heaven and let
it out at ruinous rent, or loaned the
money to celestial citizens at 2 per cent.
a month and got a corner on harps and
trumpets. They lived in this world
fifty or sixty years in the presence of
appalling suffering and want and made
no effort for their relief. The charities
of such people are, for the most part, in
paulo-post future tense, and they are
going to do them. The probability is
that if such a one in his last will by a
donation to benevolent societies tries to
atone for his lifetime close-fistedness,
the heirs at law will try to break the will
by proving that the old man was senile
or crazy, and the expense of the litiga
tion will about leave in the lawyer's
hands what was meant for the American
"0, ye overweighted successful busi
ness men, whether this sermon reach
your ear or your eye, let me say that if
you are prostrated with anxieties about
keeping or investing these tremendous
fortunes, I can tell you how you can do
more to get your health back and your
spirits raised than by drinking gallons
of bad tasting water at Saratoga, Ham
burg or Carlsbad-give to God and
humanity 10 per cent. of all your in
some and it will make a new man of
you, and from restless walking of the
door at night you shall have eight hours'
sleep without the aid of bromide of
potassium, and from no appetite you
will hardly be able to await your regular
meals, and your wan cheek will fill up,
end when you die the blessings of those
who but for you would have perished
will bloom all over your grave with
violets, if it be spring, or gladioli, if it
Continuing in this style for some
time, Dr. Talmage spoke of the gifts
with which nature endowed man, and
how they should be employed.
"I was reading of three women," he
said, in conclusion, "who were in rival
ry about the appearance of the hand.
and the one reddened her hand with
berries, and said the beautiful tinge
made hers the most beautiful. And
mother put her hand in the mountain
brook, and said, as the waters dripped
ff, th1 her hand was the most beauti
lul. And another plucked flowers off
bhe bank, and under the bloom con
tended that her hand was the most at
tractive. Then a poor old woman ap
peared, and, looking up in her decrepi
tude, asked for alms. And a woman
who had not taken part in the rivalry
ave her alms. And all the women re
solved to leave to this beggar the ques
tion as to which of all the hands present
was the most attractive, and she said:
'The most beautiful of them all is the
ne that gave relief to my necessities,'
ad as she so said her wrinkles and raga,
and her decrepitude and her cody dis
appeared, and in place thereof stood the
Christ who long ago said: 'Inasmuch as
ye did it to o'ne of the least of these, ye.
a.id it to Me,' and who, to purchaso the
service of our hand and foot here oni
earth or in resurrection state, had his'
wn hand and foot lacerated."
The Shaarpshootera~ of McGowan's Brigade.
The following letter has been written
by Captain W. S. Dunlop, State Auditor
f Arkansas, to Mr. David Moore, of
I have been engaged for some time ini
writing up the campaigns of the Battal-i
ion of sharpshooters of Mc-Gowan'sI
Brigade, and have about completed the
first draft, which will have to be revised!
and re-wrntten before publication. I re
ret, at every step, that I cannot recall
the names of the gallant corps, and have
concluded to write to you and every
Sharpshooter that I can hear of in order
to supply tis deficiency. 1 want youl
to put on your studying-cap and gather~
up every name you can, and send the
list to me, with the rank and postoflice
address of each, it living; and the date
and circumstances of death, if dead, that
I may be able to make a roll of the
whole command. Every man of the
Battalion was a hero, and his name
should be embalmed in the history of
our struggle. Do this, and let me hear'
from you without delay. If you remem
ber any incidents connected with our
campaigns where any of our men be
haed with distinguished gallantry or
performed any feat of daring in any of
our numerous fights, I would like to
Sergeant B. K. Benson, of Brunson's
company, calls to see mec very of:en. He
is a drammner, and lives in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. L. K. Robertson, another member
of the Battalion from Abbeville, is living
in Scott county, this State. I spent two
nights and a day with him last May. He
is a successful physician and has accu
mulated a good property in Scott con
ty. Tnese are the only Shtarpshooters .1
know of in Arkansas; I would like to
have a re-union of the Battalhon, what
do you think of it?
Any information responsive to the
above may 1.e sent to Mr. David Moore,
Columbia, S. C., or to Captain W. S.
IPanlop, Little Rock, Arkansas.
To prevent shoes from creaking, soap
the soles well, and rub soft soap into the
seams where the sole is inined.
THE CLEMSON BEQUEST.
A Statement from Col. K. W. Simpson, to
correct a Misapprebension.
The following card from Col. R. W.
Simpson, executor of the Clemson es
tate, was published in the Anderson In
Mr. Editor: In your issue of Septem
ber 6th you copied an article written by
a correspondent from Columbia to the
Augusta Chronicle, under date of Au
gust 31st, purporting to give some in
teresting facts in regard to the late Mr.
Clemson, of South Carolina. One of
these interesting facts stated therein I
quote: "Years after Mr. Calhoun's
<teath, Mrs. Calhoun became financially
involved. Mr. Clemson assisted her by
lending her money on Fort Hill, taking
a mortgage therefor. This was after
wards foreclosed, and the property thus
came into Mr. Clemson's possession."
The writer adding at the close of his ar
ticle these words: "This is the property
now known as the Clemson bequest."
Mr. Clemson died seized and pos
sessed of three-fourths of the original
Fort Hill tract of land, amounting to
814 acres. Any one interested in know
ing how he came into possession of
these 814 acres can easily do so by ex
amining the records at the Court House
The facts stated briefly are as follows:
Some yare after the death of the Hon.
John C. Calhoun Mrs. Calhoun sold the
Fort Hill tract of land and a number of
negroes, she being the legal owner
thereof, to her son, Col. Andrew P.
Calhoun, and to secure the purchase
money Colonel Calhoun executed to his
mother a mortgage of all the property
so purchased by him. This debt being
unpaid, Mrs. Calhoun, in 1865 or 1866,
executed a codicil to her will, previously
made, in which she devised to Mrs.
Thomas G. Clemson, her daughter,
three-fourths of the mortgage debt due
to her by her son Col. A. P. Calhoun,
and the other one-fourth she devised to
her grand-daughter, Mrs. Gideon Lee,
and directed that if the mortgaged
premises (Fort Hill) should be taken for
the debt, it should be divided between
Mrs. Clemson and Mrs. Lee, in the same
Mrs. Calhoun died July 25th, 1866.
An action to foreclose this mortgage was
commenced against Col. A. P. Calhoun
in the Court at Walhalla, but whether it
was commenced by Mrs. Calhoun in her
lifetime, or by Mrs. Clemson and Mrs.
Lee, after her death, I do not at this
moment remember, and eventually
reached the Supreme Court. The Court
gave judgment against Col. Calhoun for
about $40,000, and ordered the land to
be sold, and the proceeds to be applied
to the payment thereof. In obedience
to this foreclosure the land (Fort Hill)
was sold at Walhalla, and was purchased
by Thomas G. Clemson as trustee for his
wife. Mrs. Lee having diedin the mean
time, Mrs. Clemson and Mr. Gideon
Lee, acting as guardian for Floride,
Mrs. Lee's only child, had the land
partitioned by commissioners, in accord
ance with the terms of Mrs. John C.
Calhoun's will above referred to, Mrs.
Clemson receiving 814 acres, three
fourths of the value of the whole tract,
and Miss Lee 300 and odd acres, one
fourth of the value of the whole tract,
and each immediately went into posses
sion of the parts awarded them.
Mrs. Clemson died September 22nd,
1875, leaving of force her last .will and
testament, in which she willed, be
queathed and devised all of her estate,
real and personal, to her husband,
Thomas G. Clemsom, in fee simple.
This is the real estate in the Clemson
equest. Mr. Clemson in willing this
14 acres, a part of the original Fort
ill tract, to the State for the purposes
f erecting an Agricultural College there
o, carried into effect not only his own
wishes, but also a promise to the end
ade to Mrs. Clemson, who also
lesired the establishment of an Agri
ultural College on Fort Hill. One
ther erroneous statement currently re
orted I take this occasion to correct,
hat is, that Mr. Clemson received his
oney also from Mrs. Clemson. It is a
act that no part of the money be
qeathed by Mr. Clemson to the State
ame to him through his wife; it is all
his individual propety.
Rt. W. SnesoN.
Tbe Dowanger German Empreus.
Dr. Mackenzie declares she is the
leverest woman he has ever met, and
er numerous friends in the literary and
artistic world are no less prompt in their
expressions of admiration for her brill
ancy and genius. But with all her
brilliancy her case is a sad one. One
way or another her life was one of dis
ppointment, with, however, the im
:ense satisfaction of a leal, loving
usband, who was her ideal of a man
ad who, even in dying, developed such
grand qualities as to render him a source
f greater pride and an object of deeper
The fearful afiuiction which casme upon
hem lifted up their hearts, and made
her capable of writing that immortal
legram in which she announced his
eath to the Empress Augusta. She was
lways right-minded, but self-willed. The
pride of spirit was for years brought out
by her drop dowu from England, where,
in her youth, every one was loyal to the
Queen and her children, to prosaic,
arsh, matter-of-fact Berlin, a capital
breft of poetry, without antiquity, and
having no tradition but that of drill
sergeantismn. Women were not held in
honor, although the princesses of the
house of Hohenzollern had for gener
ations shown fine mental qualities.
This to Queen Victoria's daughter was
unendurable. She respectedher mother,
herself and her sex, and she set before
her the task of ameliorating the condition
of girls, as a way to the future elevation
of Prussian women. She is very rich.
As Princess Royal of England, Empress
Dwanger, Empress Motner, a wife of
sorrows, a woman of a right mind and an
pright heart, she is perhaps a better
instrument for doing good than were
she the Empress-Consort, fettered with
oficialities, and a butt to the hatred of
batedintriguers. With herrank, money,
intellect, experience, prestige and mind,i
she may win for herself a glorious namel
in patronizing arts, and promoting works
of charity and social reform.-Cosmo
It is reported that John L. Sullivan is
bettr and that he has be-gun to eat. The
next telegram will probably contain the
.mnoncment that he has begun to drink.
THOUSANDS OF SPORES DAILY.
They Arrive Done Up in Packages in the
Baggage of Florida Refugees.
(From the hew York Herald )
Dr. Robert T. Morris of 133 West 34th
street said yesterday when called upon
that he worried very little about the in
troduction of yellow fever into the city.
But he said that thousands of the spores
are coming daily done up neatly in
packages with the baggage of Florida
"As a matter of fact," said the doctor,
"yellow fever is not at home here in
New York, and not being quickly in
fectious, as infectious diseases go we
feel in the profession that our present effi
cient health board will easily prevent
any epidemic of importance. There will
be a few more cases probably, but there
is not enough danger to cause any alarm.
Yellow fever is well known nowadays,
as a germ disease. The microbes re
produce themselves pretty rapidly in a
warm, moist atmosphere, but they are
quite heavy and settle near the ground,
so that the winds do not carry them any
great distance. Besides, it is necessary
for a person to take into the lungs an
enormous number of the microbes in
order to become infected, I wouldn't
mind taking in a few hundred of them
this afternoon, but if I were in a heavily
infected neighborhood and coming into
hourly contract with millions of the
microbes, I should be as badly frightened
as any nervous old bachelor who has
nothing to live for.
THE SYSTEM A MENAGERIE.
"Why," said the doctor, "don't you
know that your system is daily a perfect
menagerie of cifferent disease spores that
are entering and passing through it? A
person in ordinary health is not apt to
be troubled by any of the spores stopped
to feed upon him, but if his health is bad
they may atack him just as spores of
fugisprout in decaying trees.
"Yellow fever spores," continued the
doctor, "must be concentrated in order
to be dangerous. Why is it that they
become concentrated in a certain street
or a certain yard, it is hard to say; which
but they act something like the spores
that cause 'rust' on salt codfish. Go into
a storehouse in which 'red rust' is grow
ing, and you will find it very abundant
by a certain box or upon a certain table,
and the bales of dried fish in one corner
of the room may be all red, while those
in the middle of the room are not attack
"So, again, you will see in the woods
that the spores of a certain species of
mushroom are abundant along one path
or near one bill, while in similar ground
round about there are few toad-stools
and the spores of the microbe which
produces yellow fever are distributed
unequally for some reason best known
WHAT MEDICINE CAN DO.
"These microscopic vegetables that
grow in the blood and cause yellow fever
are pretty small, but their growth. and
propagation are governed by natural
laws as definite as those which rule the
cabbage and the cucumber. Can I de
scribe the symptoms of yellow fever for
you? Why, certainly! But I shall not,
or every person who read the description
would discover that he was a sufferer
from the disease in about twenty-four
"Con medicine help the yellow fever
"Of courseit can;inthe way of making
him more comfortable and in avoiding
angerous complications, but cannot
imit the disease. The disease is not as
Fatal as most people suppose it to be
yway. In the 1878 epidemic in
onana only about sixteen per cent. of
the cases proved fatal, and in the practice
f agoodphysicians the relativemiortality
ercentage was much less."
The Country Newspaper.
It is only a country weekly! Yes,
that is all, but do those who allude to it
with an intentional sneer ever reflect
upon the duties and mission performed
y the poor, obscure county weekly
which is as much, nay more, to its few
undred readers in the country, as is the
great metropolitan daily to its thousands
f readers in the cityY Oh, no, they
never think of placing an estimate upon
the worth of a country paper; it has
none within the narrow limits of their
uperficial and contracted brains. They
will not admit the utility of any form of
a newspaper save one which is crammed
ullof telegraphic dispatches, giving the
ninute details of some revolting and
nauseating social scandal, or containing
n inanuite variety in detail of foreign
events. But the financial, agriculturai,
:ommrcial, religious and social condi
tion of his fellow-citizens residing within
the boundaries of such an individual's
own county, are to him as a sealed book;
he has never opened the pages of his
ounty paper to inquire within; put im
to the test and you will find that he
nows more about the Hottentots of
Central Africa than he does about the
people of the surrounding country. We
turn away from the contemplation of
this human superflnity, of which there
ire thousands, and view the practical,
common-sense man, who wishes to be
.nformed as to the pursuits, condition
nd prospects of the people of his own
mmediate State and county. He finds
in the home paper the information he
seeks. The country organ is to him the
camera lucida which faithfully portrays
ll that occurs; it is, in a great measure,
the reflex of the character of the people
omprising the country wherein it is
published. But what is the interest
which even the practical, common-sense
man derives from it, compared to that
which is felt and entertained by the
ountry people themselves? It is every
thing to them. In it i3 found news
which they alone, prob~ibly, can appre
ciate and understand; information re
garding their friends and neighbors, the
-ondiionpof the crops and the market
quotations, matters of local considera
tion in which they are interested, and a
hundred and one different things which
affect and interest them, both privately
nd publicly. The county newspaper is
to a county what-nutritious food is to a
convalescent-it helps to build up all
that is good in it. The county that is
without one is like a waste plain without
elevation from which a person desiring
to examine the surroundings can
make no observation.-Southern Trade
A lemon cut in haldf and rubbed over
th kithen table will remove the grease.
BURNING AN INDIAN W: GC.
A Young Squaw Suffers Two hotrs of Tor
ture Before Released by L-ath.
The story comes on good authority a
Los Angeles of the burning of a younj
squaw by Mojave Indians because sh<
was accused of practicing witch era. Th<
scene of the torture was near t - .olora
do River in the eastern end of &._ Bcr
nardino county. For the last two monthi
a strange disease has attacked membe.u
of the tribe. Its spread at last becaiz.
so alarming that the Indians becant
panic-stricken and slaughtered their doge
and burros as a sacrifice to appea. the
anger of the Great Father. This proving
of no avail a council was held.
Every buck in the tribe was present,
The medicine men sat around a hng'
pot, which was filled with herbs, wi:.d
the bucks were squatted in a semi-circle,
some distance away. The medicine mez
watched the steaming of the herbs unti
the mess had been biled down to a tea
cup full of liiid. Then a male pigeon
and his mate were taken from a basket
and held by the medicine man while the
liquid from the herbs were poured down
their throats. The male bird, when re
leased, flew away. The female bird
fluttered a few Yards and fell helpless
and dying on the ground. The medicine
men now seemed crazed with excitement.
They leaped to their feet and danced,
while the backs sat in sullen silence.
While the medicine men were in the
midst of their incantations they declared
that there was a witch in the tribe. The
female bird had died while the male bird
had flown away into the night. This
test determined the sex of the evil doer.
When the bucks heard the words of the
medicine men they became wild with
rage. Each brave suspected the other
of harboring the witch in his tepee or
cabin. But a final test was to be made.
With yells and imprecations the frenzied
Indians drove their women to the place
where the council had been held and
where the white pigeon still lay among
the herbs and grasses. The squaws were
driven in single file, the medicine men
watching with nervous excitement the
face of each as sh.: passed the bird.
Finally, a young squaw, the daughter
of Croso, a sub-chief, stepped out of the
ranks and was about to pick up the bird,
when the medicine men with loud yells
seized the girl and pinioned her arms.
The unfortunate squaw pleaded piteously
for her life, which she seemed to foresee
was in peril, but her cries were of no
avail, her own relatives assisting in drag
ging her to the council place. The death
of the female pigeon was conclusive
evidence that a squaw was the witch.
The first squaw to touch the bird was to
be the guilty one.
The poor girl, who was but 18 years
old, was stripped of her clothes, tied to
a stake and a slow fire built under her.
For two hours she lingered in awful
agony, and while her death screams filled
the air the braves danced about and the
fire and the medicine men muttered in
cantations. When morning came noth
ing but the whitened bones of the girl
and the black embers of the fire remain
ed about the stake.
The disease from which so many of
the Mojave braves died is believed to be
malignant typhoid fever. The details of
this strange story were brought to Los
Angeles by ranchers who had been at
tracted to the camp of the Indians by
the noises which attended the tenhile
death of the girl.
THE NEW COTTON BAGGING.
Liverpool is Willing to Accept ?'heeted
(From the N. Y. Daily Commercial Bulletin,
The following dispatch was aceived
t the New York Cotton Exchaig from
he Livepool Cotton AssociatioL yester
ay: "Cotton sheeted bales .re good
elivery. Besolution will be moved to
ake such actual tare."
This was an answer to a disytch sent
recently by the Exchange asking the
sentiment of Liverpool buyers on the
sbstitution of cotton (or other) bagging
n place of the regulation jute ' 'epig.
While considerable doubt is ' i ressed
aong members of the Exchange as to
te desirability of changing frum jute to
otton, yet nearly all are in favor of do
ng something that will place the ma.t
etirely independent of the jute comibi
ation. No official action has as ,yet
een taken by the Exchange in the
atter, but now that the Liverpool
arket has expressed a willingnee& to
end its support to the new moven..nt
ests of the three materials that hw~
een offered by different firms to the
Exchange will be urged. Still the sub
ttuton is a very serious matter, affecting
he entire trade, and among the more
autious the sentiment is to move slowly
ad wisely. Whatever substitute is made
will be first subjected to a very severe
test, though the leaning is to the new
otton fabric, as if adopted it will mate
rially increase the domestic consump
tion, especially in the line of low grade
otton, which would be utilized and
which now quite often goes a-begging.
he three substitutes offered fur jute
agging are cotton, wire cloth, and a
abric manufactured from the needles or
Leaves of the pine tree.
$100,000 Reward For a Cure.
Senator Plumb has introduced in the
Senate a bill offering a reward of $100,
[)00 for the discovery of the cause, remedy
nd treatment of yellow fever. The bill
equests all persons who recover from
yellow fever after treatment by some
opyrighted method to notify the Sur
geon-General of the recovery, and that
all physicians who have under treatment
y any copyrighted method any person
who may die from yellow fever shall
otify the Surgeon-General of the death
nd the method of treatment; and when
a record shall have been had of some
emedy which shall have cured 981 of
1,000 cases treated, then the inventor or
iscoverer of that method shall be paid
the reward of $100,000. Under the terms
of the bill all remedies entered for this
cmpetition shall have been copyrighted
with the Librarian of Congress.
"What is it that makes the rich man
richer and the poor man poorer?" shouted
Socialist orator, the other evening. The
proper answer to this question woul have
been "Monopoly," and the Orator waited
for some one to give it. IHe was therefore
very much disgusted when a newly lledged
ember who had not been properly posted
ot up and yelled, "Beer!"
Dr. R. M. Smith has been nominated for
Sentr from Snartanurm,
WANTED TO GET OUT.
A Voice that Startled an Expressman Who
Was Resting on a Coffin.
(From the Kansas City Journal.)
He was an express messenger <n the
Santa Fe a few days ago. It was a night
run, and there were two passengers in
the car. Just as it began to grow dusk
tie trained stopped at a .small station..
and a dead body was taken aboard.
Nothing particular was thought of this,'
however, and as there was nothing to do, .
and the train would not stop again fora
long distance, both messengers preparea
to go to sleep. One of them decided.
that the box containing the body would
be a good place to rest on, so he arrangel
himself comfortably thereon and went
to sleep. . i
How long he slept he has no idea; but
suddenly, as if in a dream, he heard a
voice say: y: .,r.
"Let me out."
The messenger, startled, half a&KlN
for a moment, when in no unoertaintone,
came the words, apparently from withina
the head of the box on which he slept:.
"D-n you, let me out!"
It is quite a distance from where the:
box lay to the other end of the car, but,,
the messenger is positive he cleared it in
two jumps. Trembling with fear, &
shouted to his companions, but before
he had a chance to tell his story the self-.,
same voice exclaimed:
"I want to get out of here."
Neither of the men spoke for a mo
ment, and then the man who had first
heard the voice said: "Jim that corpse
wants to get out."
Jim thought for a moment and then
"Well, I reckon it wouldn't be right
to keep him in there if he wants to get
So the two cautiously made their way'
to the he head of the box and debated
what to do, when the same muffled voice,.
was heard to remark:
"Polly wants a cracker."
Then the mystery was explained.
Some one at Denver had expressed. aar
parrot to a friend in Kansas City~ . Its,
cage had been sent away and forgotten,
and the bird had naturally bebouie'
hungry and thirsty. So it waited as::
long as it could and then made itself
heard in the manner that so horrifieda
the express messenger.
YELLOW FEVER MICROBES.
They Look Like Sugar-Cane Joints and
Bilions Inhabit a Drop of Blood.
(From the Macon, Ga, Telegraph.) -!
Said Dr. Clifton; "A yellow fever.'
microbe has the appearance of three
joints of sugarcane. I -got them fiom'
Washington in a glass tube that some-:.
what resembles a gourd. The tiny mi
crobes are placed m the big ens;, but by
looking at it you. could never 'tell the" -
there was anything but air in it. Thar
small end is sealed up and the microbe
are in there, though apparently dead
Some microbes live in such places foa
twenty. years. We will suppose. now,
that we want to look at some of them
under the microscope. Upon the little.
glass side we put a drop of gelatine of
the consistency that will not run. We
take a cambric needle, and after heating
it to destroy all microbes that may. be
in the air, we quickly break the seal of
the glass tube and insert the needle,
drawing it out quickly and resealing tlh'?
neck of the tube. We insert the needle.
in the drop of gelatine on the slide and
quickly put on the little cover to shut
such gems or microbes that may be.
floating about in the air. Then we place.
the slide under the microscope. In
forty-five minutes the microbes have
fully aroused from their Rip Van Wink
le sleep, and now you see what curious
things they are. As I said before,'they
resemble three joints of sugarcane,- but.
the joints are not straight, but at oppo
site angles. Take this fellow, for instance,
and you see a joint drops off, leaving
him with two joints. Presently another
joint joins on to the dropped joint, and
by this time a third joint appears on-No.
1. Now look at .No. 2, and there is a
third joint. Now a joint drops from
No. 1, and by the time it gains another
joint No. 2 drops a joint, and this,- with
the joint from No. 2, join together, and
there is microbe No. 4. Another joint
grows on Nos. 1 and 2, and one drops
from No. 3, and, these joining together,
make microbe No. 4, and so they go
until the little drop of gelatins is a work
ing, seething mass of microbes. Now,
thesemnicrobesare in the bloodof ayellow
fever patient, and there's where they
live. They get into a blood corpuscle
and eat out all the red part, as a darky
eats out the red meat of a watermelon,
and the blood is then a drop of clear
fluid. To give you an idea of how many
can crowd into a corpuscle of blood, let
me say that it takes 3,200 -corpuscles
strung together to make an inch. Well,
you can string just 150,000 microbes
across the diameter of one corpuscle,
consequently you can guess billions after
billions of microbes in a drop of blood.
The theory is that these microbes eat up
one's blood so rapidly as to take it all
away from him in a very short time.
Some men can stand the letting of more
blood than others, and consequently
some men recover from yellow fever."
Anna Dickinson as a Boomerang.
INDIANAPonIs, September 2.-Anna
Dickenson is proving a formidable ele
plhant to indiana Republicanism. Her
harangues are doubtless injuring her
cause. She alludes to the President as
"the hangman of Buffalo," and says the
bloody shirt is a live issue, with a good
deal more such nonsense. She ma-le an
address at Richmond, and the Register,
the Republican organ, says:
"Anna D~ickinson should stick to the
lecture platform. She is capable of doing
no good in politics, and the best advice
we could give to Chairman Qna would
be to call her inat once. The Reubli
can national committee surprises people
by sending such speakers as Miss Dick
inson here without knowing what she is
going to say."
Women on the Stump.
Helen M. Gouger a strong minded
woman, has challenged Anna Dickinson
to a joint political debate. It was assert
ed that Miss Dickinson, who has just
opened her campaign for Harrison at
Richmond, Ind., had refused to accept
the gage of battle, but the Republican
Joan of Arc, with a strength of expres
sion worthy the most experienced stump
speaker, nails this report s "a point
blank lie." The "blank" can be filled izn
to uit the taste oi the individual.