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'CAN MI LIVEFOREVER?
DR. HAMILTON DIFFERS WITH DR. BROWN
SEQUARD ON THAT POINT.
The Idea That New Life Can Be Infused
Into a Man Is Scouted by the Official
Head of the Government Staff of Phy
sicians and Surgeons-He Says Dr.
Brown-Sequard Must Be in His Do
(From the St. Louis Republic.)
Dr. Brown-Sequard, the great French
specialist in nervous diseases, declared
before the Biological Society of Paris,
of which he is the president, a few days
ago, that after twenty years of experi
menting he had discovered a true elixir
of life, a substance that would rejuve
nate the old and make strong the feeble.
He contended that if the living cells of
a young and vigorous being could be in
jected into another where the vital spark
was low, his organism must vibrate in
unison with the fresh life. Many year
ago the doctor advanced views of the
same character in a lecture before tlft
medical faculty of Paris, and has since
been engaged in experimenting on the
subject by treating old and worn out
animals. Finally, as he states, he
reached such perfection that he tried his
elixir upon himself with startling re
sults. The doctor is now 72 years old
and, presumably, is subject to the weak
nesses and infirmities of age. His re
viving substance, he explained, was de
rived from certain organs or glands
taken, still quivering, from live animals
and reduced at once to a pulp in a mor
tar with distilled water. From this
compound he extracts an essence which
he uses as a hypodermic injection. T'e
doctor administered to himself a cubic
centimetre with a hypodermic syringe.
just as morphine is injected. He do
clares that the day following this experi
ment, after two injections of this vital
essence, be felt himself transformed.
Before that time half an hour's work
standing up in his laboratory exhausted
him. Now he declares he can study
three hours uninterruptedly without the
least repose. His appetite has increased,
his sleep is sweet and refreshing, his
stomach performs its functions admira
bly, and his intellectual labor is per
formed with wonderful ease and clear
ness. His feeling has also been youthful.
Dr. Brown-Sequard declares that the
dose he took was equivalent to ten years'
The statement by so eminent a doctor
as Dr. Brown-Sequard that he has ais
covered a means of renewing life is well
calculated to cause the flurry it has in
scientific circles. Dr. Brown-Sequard
used to be well-known in Washington,
and in fact, throughout America. Ten
years ago he was probably the leading
authority on nervous diseases. He had
a great many personal and professional
friends, and is a widely read medical
Surgeon General Hamilton was asked
by the Republic correspondent what he
thought of the announcement that had
cone from Paris. "I saw it," said Dr.
Hamilton, "and I am very much sur
"''rnJ it is true that Dr. Brown
Sequard made such a statement as he
has been reported to have made to the
- Biological Society, I should ascribe it to
the wandering fancies of an old man in
bis dotage. Dr. Brown-Sequard is some
-eighty years old and, naturally, his
mindis not so clear and vigorous as it
nsed to be. I used to know him well up
to eight or ten years ago, and I know
that he had never made any experiments
in the direction indicated by this story.
40the statement that he has experi
mented twenty years must be exagger
ated. This effort to find some drug that
will extend life or rejuvenate people is,
as every sensible person as well as every
physician must admit, chimerical. Ex
perimentation to tlis end in the line in
d'ested by this story of Dr. Brown-Se
quard would neve- contemplate it. seri
orsly unless he is, as I fear in this case.
getting into his dotage. Why, if he did
kill any animal and from a part of its
body made a distillation to inject into a
living person's blood, instead of pro
longing the subject's life it would poison
him. By the decomposition which sets
in after death the portion of the body
taken for the - elixir would become
poisonous and dangerous instead of life
g&iun. Every physician is anxious to
prolong~ the lives of his patients. Desire
for long life is universal, but no physi
can in his right mind would think of
injecting decoctions of defunct animals
into a patient in the hope of extending
his life. The way to strengthen life is
to conserve it-not to try to renew it
I think that it is impossible to pwlong
life'indefinitely, but the way to do is not
the way indicated by this story about
"What causes death? The wearing o']t
of the organs of the bodtv. If we can
present~ or retard the wearing out of
these ofgans we can prevent or delay
death. Now, suppose it is possible to
find accurately by experiment the
amount and kind of food necessary to
the performance of a certain amount
and kind of labor. Then you sit down
with a-pencil and a piece of paper and
make a schedule of your day's work.
Suppose you say you are going to read
one hour, that you will write three
hours, that you will talk two hours, that
you will drive two hours and sleep eight
hours. .-raen..ghen you have your pro
gramme for thelity's exegions all made
out, you find out ho~fiuch brain food,
how many ounces of muscle food, how
much niti-ogeneous food, how much of
each kind of food is required to do the
work you have to do. Find out what
food will best do the work, find out first
how much of it you need to do the work
you are going. to do, and then act ac
cordingly. Then eat nothing but what
-is necessary to do the work. In cold
weather yon $ust eat food to keep you
warm, too. 'Drink only what is neces
sary. In this way you reduce the wear
on "the organs of your body to just what
is replaced .by the food and there is no
surplus nourishment to get rid of. Of
course it is not possible to find out jut
what food and just how much of it is
- necessary to do your work. If it was,
you- might prolong your life indefinitely
if von liked, according to this plan.
But even if you could find out all this,
don't you see there would be other diffi
culties? Suppose you had taken your
daily supply of food to do a day's work
acording. to the programme we have
laid at:- You start for your mile walk
and a bulldog chases you two miles out
of your way; you see your plan is all
upset. You have eaten only enough
muscle food to walk a mile, then a bull
dog chasing you might be fatal. There
might be a hundred circumstances
during the day that would destroy your
Aut if just the amount and kind of
food necessary to a certain amount and
kind of work could be found and mea
sured, and if a person could eat just
enough and the right kind of food to do0
the work he does, I do not think there
is any doubt that he could prolong his
life ~indefinitely. Some day medical
sience will be far enoagh advanced to
make this possible, and then people who
are not exposed to unexpected exertion
can prolong their lives far beyond the
age reached by old people now, if not
"But this tale of an elixir of life is all
bosh. There cannot be any such a thing.
I do not think D~r. Brown-Sequard would
descend to anything like charlatanism,
but this sort of thing is nothing else. I
should rather think that .if the story
were true, which I doubt, it is the result
of the wandering speculations of an old
mn in his dotae Dr. Brown-Sequard
is a man of too great knowledge and ex
perience and too thorough a student to
take-up such an idea as that indicated
in newspaper stories-au idea that the
veriest tyro would recognize at once as
"Probably ever since the study of
medicine began people have been pre
tending to find an elixir of life. The
philosopier's stone and the elixir of life
used to go hand in hand. ,Medical his
tory is full of accounts of operations of
eharlatans who pretended to have dis
covered an elixir of life. One very suc
cessful one was Dr. Graham. He grad
uated in Edinburgh and opened a mag
nificett house in London he called the
Palace of Health. He delivered lectures
on longevity and preservation at a
guinea apiece and sold a preparation
that he claimed would enable one to live
forever for ?1,000. Many noblemen
were his patrons. But Dr. Graham died
when he was fifty-two years old.
"In all ages and countries there have
been imposters' with elixirs of life.
This idea of making the elixir of parts
of human or animal bodies is going away
back into the Dark Ages, when medi
:'ne made of human skeletons was sup
posed to be of especial efficacy. If
there is any part of a human body or of
an animal's body that has any medicinal
virtue it has not been discovered yet."
"Would the infusion of blood from
the body of a strong, healthy person into
the veing of a weak or ill person pro
long the life of the latter'
CURtES For OLD AGE.
"Not a bit. No permanent good
could be done by any such an operation.
This prolonging life by medicines is all
bosh. But the ideas those old fellows
have about it are amusing sometimes.
Here is an old English book of 'Cures
for Old Age.' Lord Francis Bacon wrote
a large part of it. In his cure lie enu
merates gold, pearls, emeralds and
other precious stones as efficacious for
the cure of old age. But he says 'the
bezoar stone and unicorn's horn have
lost credit with us' as of value in pro
longing life. - A large part of this book
is by Friar Bacon. who (lied in 1292.
During his life he was imprisoned for
magic and witchcraft. He says the
following ingredients form a sure
cure for old age: Gold, coral, rose
mary, the bone of a stag's breast, aloes
wood and part - of a snake. In
-The Code of Ihealth,' by Sir John Sin
clair, printed in 1807, is a recipe for an
elixir of life, used extensively by a
Swedish doctor. By its use the doctor
lived to be 104 ye..rs- old, and other
members of his fataily to be over one
hundred. The elixir is made as follows:
One ounce and one dram of sugar of
aloes, one dram of zedoria, one dram of.
gentiana, one dram of saffron, from the
Levant, one dram of fine rhubarb and
one dram of theciaqua of Venice. The
elixir was said to have wonderful effi
ciency in prolonging life. Really it has
very slight medicinal properties, if any.
Hoffman, a celebrated French doctor,
was also the discoverer of an elixir of
life that was famous. 'Hoffman's Mix
ture,' a prescription of some old doctors,
is a medicine still in use by doctors and
is often prescribed. There have been
lots of these elixirs made of all sorts of
odd things. They were rife when alchemy
and magic were rife, and when the doc
tors were astrologists and theosophists.
Even in more modern years there have
been so-called ehixirs of life, and quacks
have become rich on their sale."
DEATH OF MRS. TYLER.
Widow of the Late Er-President John
RICHMoND, Va., July 10.-Mrs. John
Tyler, wife of Ex-President Tyler, died
at the Exchange Hotel this evening
from a congestive chill. Mrs. Tyler bad
only been at the hotel since Sunday
evening, having come from a visit to
burg, and was to have left here Monday
on a visit to another son on the James
River, but feeling unwell she. kept her
room. Tuesday at 11 o'clock she was
taken with a chili. D~r. Edward McGuire
was sent for, and he was soon joined by
Dr. Hunter McGuire; but medical skil
proved of no avail, and she died at
10:15 o'clock this p. m.
Mrs. Tyler leaves four childrei-Lyon
G. Tyler,'president of William and Mary
College, Virginia; Gardine G. Tyler,
who lives in Charles County, Va.; Dr.
Lacklan Tyler of Washington city,
and Mrs. Willham Ellis of Montgomery
County, Md. 11er children have beeno
telegraphed for, but it is doubtful if any
of them will be able to reach the city
Mrs. Tyler's Funeral.
RICHMOND, Va., Ju'u 11.--All of Mrs.
Tyler's children, excepiTmg Lachlan Ty
ler, who resides at Elkhorn, W. Va.,
and Mrs. Ellis, who lives in Montgom
ery County, Va., have arrived here.
Arrangements for the funeral were coin
pleted to-day. The ceremonies will be
gin at the Exchange Hall, wvhere Mrs.
Tlers remains lie in state. The fu
neral services proper will take place at
St. Peter's Cathedral to-morrow morn
ing at 11 o'clock.
Among the honorary pall-bearers are
Gov. Fitzhugh Lee, Mayor H. Taylor
Ellison, Speaker Caldwell of the House
of Representatives, all the Judges of the
City Courts and other distinguished
citizens. The active pall-hearers include
the names of most of the junior mem
bers of the bar, Congressman G. D)
Wise andl others. After the ceremonmes
at the Cathedral, Mrs. Tyler's remains
will be conveyed to Hiolywood Cemetery
and interred between the graves of her
late husband ex-President Tyler, and
daughter, Mrs. Win. IL Spencer. There
will be a large attendance at the fu
TARRED AND FEATHERED.
A Minnesota Physician Punished for
Maltreating His Wife.
CLaYrON, Minn., July 7.-For some
time past Drm. Stephen B. Newell, a
wealthy retired physician aiid one of the
largest~landed preprietors in Minnesota,
has beeni in the habit of abusing his
wife, an invalid, who has been bed
riden for years. lie would go home
druik at all hours of the night and
order the poor woman to cook supper
for him. Being ulnab~le to comply with
his demand, she was compelled to suffer
the most shocking ill-treatment. New
ell was repeatedly warned by neighbors
and residlents of this lac~e to turn over
a new leaf, but he paid no attention to
the remonstrance, even threatening to
shoot the first man that interfered with
Last night, while drunk, he attacked
his wite with an umbrella, and beat her
until she lost consciousness. News of
the affair was brought here and officers
arrested Newell. The officers returned
with their prsoe at 1 o'clock this
morning. ando were- met on the outskirts
of the vilage by a band of miasked men,
who biound amnd gagged Newell, piaced
him astride of a ril and bore him
through the pirinciplol5 sre-ets. The mob
took hin to the court house, deprived
int of his clothing and coveredl him
with a mixture of tar, feathers and
sand. Newell was then liberated and
was made to promise that he would
leave Murray County within forty-eight
hours. lie retturned home and word
ws receivedl from there to-night that
both Newell and lhis wife are dlanger
ousy ill from thle etreets of the treat
met they received, Mrs. Newell not be
ing expected to survive the night.
Newell's brother (vs he Will institute
proeeiigs against the mob, which was
made up of the most prommitent people
f the villagre and Contv.
PUGILISM FROM A CHICAGO PULPIT
A Presbyterian Divine Finds the Recent
Meeting Full of Valuable Suggestions.
(From the Chicago Tribune.)
"If Mr. Brobst has never been a pro
fessional trainer his sermon is a great
compliment to his imagination," said a
gentleman from Clark street who was
attracted to the Westminster Presbyte
rian Church last evening by the an
nouncement that the minister would
preach on "Prize Fights."
Mr. Brobst turned the thoughts of his
audience into pugdistic channels at the
outset by reading about "God's strong
right arm" in the ninth verse of the
ninety-eighth Psalm. He quickly fol
lowed this by a lesson from Paul's pas
sage: "I have fought a good fight."
Then he prayed that the audience might
enter the arena of Christian faith. Fi
nally be selected for the choir the most
combative hymn in the song book,
"Brightly Gleams Our Banner!"
Having thus prepared is audience,
Mr. Brobst rolled up his sleeves a little
from the. cuffs, and attacked the subject
of the discourse. His text was the sen
teuce in Paul's first letter to the church
in Corinth: "So fight I, not as one beat
ing the air."
'The gaze of this nation and foreign
countries," he said, "is now centered on
two men. The telegraph is throbbing
with their movements. The daily press
is given up to accounts of their condi
tion. The pictorial press is filled with
cuts of their every muscle. The world
has followed them South to New Or
leans. Three Governors have issued
proclamations to prevent their meeting.
But they will meet, and they will meet
"Who are those two men? They are
two rained pugilists-two men of
brawn . One is John L. Sullivan, who
has amiassed a fortune of over $600,000
through his prowess in the prize
ring. The other is Jake Kilrain, who
thinks he can knock the Boston cham
"See them as they face each other for
Mr. Brobst squared himself behind the
pulpit. Ile threw his fists before his
breast in a defensive, yet ready attitude.
Ile slugged from the shoulder, he
sparred, he countered, he even closed
with the pulpit, and could easily have
thrown it over the ropes- from the ros
tram. People almost rose in their seats
in the intensity of their interest.
"Has the world advanced since the
days of the Coliseum?" asked Mr. Brobst,
after a pause in which he rubbed him
self down with his handkerchief. "Has
the world advanced? See the money
poured out like water to witness this
modern encounter. It used to be poured
out in Rome in the same way. But
Caesar then poured it out. The nobility
poured out. Maidens poured it out.
But the President of the United States
is not on his way to New Orleans. And
the th-ee Governors who issued their
proclamations will not act as referees.
No ladies will be present. In view of
this difference in the class of attendants
then and now, 1 say the world has ad
"Look at the preparation these two
men have gone through," he said. "A
short time ago they were drnkers, sen
sual, beastly. But for weeks and months
they have been. temperate-they have
denied themselves. They have passed
through the severest training. Talk
about taking up your cross, Christiars!
You ought to be ashamed of yourselves!
Take a lesson in hardship and denial
from these pugilists! Think how they
1-rve worked to be ready for a fight
which may last only a half hour.
"What a lesson this is to us!" went on
Mr. Brobst. "Many of us are letting
the time for preparation slip by when
we have heaven's battle to fight.
"See the force they exert in the ring,'
said Mr. Brobst, "the will power, the
determination . Tey hurl themselves
agaist ach the. Thy sruge for
hour after hour, round after round,
until one falls.
"They bend their every muscle and
every thought to the fight," continued
Mr. Brobst. "They are willing to kill
themselves to achieve victory. Take
another lesson, Christians!
"Then look at their skill. They have
spent years learning the art of parrying,
and striking, and grappling. Their
training has aroused the faculties of
their brains so that they are rational in
their work. They know what they are
doing ini the thickest of the fray. Min
isters hear it said that if they want to
preach good sermons they should go
into the pulpit and leave it to God to
tell them what to say. But it takes
skill to preach a good sermon. Minis
ters, take a lesson from the prize fight -
ers! Christians, take another lesson!
"Look, next, at the courage of these
two men. We hear of Sullivan's boast
-ing and Kilrain's self-confidene. If we
could get near enough to them to-night,
just on the eve of the battle to-morrow
morning, I expect we could hear their
earts beat with anxiety. Reports get
started that this one and then that one
is going to back down. You hear it
said that their trainers have to spur them
up to make them come to the scratch,
Well, it takes courage to walk into a
prize ring and stand up before a hu
man catapult, and take the chance of
of having your jawbone knocked out of
recognition. But did you ever hear of
prize fighters failing 'to come to time?
These men will conme to time in the
morning just as the Brooklyni champion
a few weeks ago showed up fresh after
losing one side of his face.
"The eyes of the world are on these
men." said Mr. Brobst, "and they will
face each other. Take another lesson
from their courage,. Christians!
"Look at the toughness of these two
men. They arc no delicate fellows.
They are not to be scared by a fire
racker. They arec not to be paralyzed
by a scratch. They stand up .a that
ian ini Brooklyn did anid take ox-felling
blows. What contempt these men in
their toughness have for suffering.
Take :mothier lesson, Christians. We are
called on to suffer. Learn how to do it
from these pugilists!"
Mr. Brobst made a rush at the pulpit,
grappled with it in an eloquent perora
tion, and pronounced the benediction
over an audience which would have
acked him on the spot against any
featherweight in the ministry.
THE CRONIN CASE.
Extradition of Martin Burke-Habeas
Corpus Refused in'.the Case of Beggs.
WINNIPEG, Man., July 1.--Argument
in the proceedings for the extradition of
Martin Burke, under indictment in Chi
ago for the murder of Cronin, was
oncluded here this afternoon, and
Judge Bain gave an order for his extra
CnICAGo, July 10.-Judge Tuley in the
ircuit Court this morning declined to
issue a writ of habeas corpus in the case
f John F. Beggs, Senior Guardian
f No. 20 Clan-na-Gael, now in jail
ud'-r indictment charging him with
onspiracy to murder Dr. Cronin. The
writ was asked in order that the pris
ner might be brought into court for a
earing on the question of his admission
o bail. The State opposed it in order
o avoid disclosing the nature of the
vidence against accused at the present
Death of a Prominent Railroad Man.
WILMINGTON, N. C., July 12.-Col. L. C.
ones. superintendent of the Carolina
Jentral Railroad, (lied here of heart
ailure to-night, after a sic.kness of four
as. He was an accomplished civil
ngineer and one of the most popular
mn in the btate.
A NEW RELIGIOUS SECT SPRlNGING
UP IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
It Finds Its Votaries Among the Low.
est and Most Ignorant Classes in
Sumter, Darlington, Kershaw and
Chesterfield Counties-Some Peculiaa
and Extraordinazy Doctrines-A Good
Field for Missionary Work.
Ices. W. L. Wail in Souther n Cheritian Advoecat
It may not be entirely uninteresting
to the readers of The Advocate to heal
something of a new sect that has sprung
up in Sumter and some of the adjoining
Counties. Some years ago, a man b3
the name of Boyle, who had been s
Methodist, and who resided near Lynch
burg, in Sumter County, conceived the
idea of founding a new sect. His fol
lowers were first called "True Light
Baptist," but they are commonly known
as "Boyleites." They have spread up
both sides of Lynch's River througi
Sumter, Darlington, Kershaw and
Chesterfield Counties, and perhaps
farther, taking hold of the lowest and
m'ost ignorant classes. It is not i
large denomination, and, thanks to the
intelligence of our land, never can be
but its followers are very stubborn it
their belief, so that it is almost impossi
1'e to reclaim one of them. Their mosi
prominent and popular doctrine is that
it is an unpardonable sin tor a preaches
to receive pay for his work, and this
closes their ears to the efforts of the
regular ministry. 'They have no regular
ministers, but claim that every member
of their church is inspired of God to in
terpret the Scriptures, thus making-ever)
one of both sexes ministers of the gos
pel. It is not uncommon for women tc
preach among them. Another favoritt
dogma is that they constitute the onl3
true followers of God, and that all othei
denominations are heading straight foi
the devil. They believe in immersion, of
course; but with this distinction, that il
must be administered by one oftheircom
munion to be of any avail. They reject the
Old Testament entirely, and receive onl3
such portions of the New Testament a:
suit their purpose, rejecting any pas
sages that are opposed to their peculiar
beliefs as uninspired. They claim tha:
the observance of the Sabbath was ab
rogated along with the Levitical law
and hence reject Sunday as a day to bi
observed in the worship of God. The:
perform ordinary work on Sunday, o1
engage in any sports that they desire
and have been seen fiddling and dancing
on that day. They believe in the dam
nation of the infants of unbelieving (i. e
non-Boyleite) parents who die in in
fancy. They believe in the social equal
ity of the races.
Just what else they believe. in I an
unable to say. Fortunately my work i:
not plagued with.very many of them
but they flourish around Marshall'
Church in the East Kershaw Circuit
and have churches of their o*n it
some portions of Kershaw County
As a rule dense ignorance prevail:
where they flourish. I heard a man sal
not long since, that he once taugh1
school in the neighborhood where the3
now claim the majority of thepeople ai
their. adherents, and that only
two out of the sixty pupils it
his school knew their letter,
when they first came to him. Gener
ally, they will not permit a minister o
the gospel to read the Scriptures or en
gage in prayer in their houses; and i
they concede that much to him, the:
laugh and talk while heprays,and pay D<
attention whatever to him.Just what to d<
with such .'characters is a problem'.
believe that tha employment of conse
crated missionary school teachers among
them, who will gradually elevate then
socially and morally, is the only trut
The estimates given below are based
upon replies received from 212 special
correspondents of the Department oa
Agriculture, covering every County it
the State. One hundred and two cor
respondents report the weather favor
able and nineteen unfavorable.
There has been a decided improve
meut in the condition of cotton since
June 1st, the seasons having been very
favorable throughout the month. Seve
ral correspondents report the croi
"grassy" on account of excessive rain
fall, but generally the crop has beer
well worked and is "clean." The con
dition on July 1st is: In upper Carolina
90; middle Carolina 84; lower Carolhna
91. Average for -the State 88, against
84 at the same date in 1888, and 76 or
thc 1st of last month.
The reports show good prospectsfo
an average crop, though in some sections
crops on bottom lands have been dam.
aged by freshets and in other sections
the bill bug and bud worm have caused
slight damage. The condition of upper
Carolina is reported at 100; middle
Carolina 96, and lower Carolina 95.
Average for the State 97, against 81 at
the same date last year and 84 on the
1st of last month.
There has been a slight improvement
in condition of rice since the 1st of last
month, and it is-reported in good condi
tion. It is estimated that there has been
a decrease since last year of 3 per cent.
in the area of the rice crop. The con
dition on Jrly 1 is: Upper Carolina 95,
middle Carolina 96, and lower Carolina
96-average for the State 96, against 93
at the same date in 1888, and 89 on the
1st of last month.
WHEAT AND OATS.
The small grain crop was harvested in
fine condition. Wheat was slightly in
jured by rust. The yield is estimated at
S bushels, or very nearly an average.
yhie product is rep~orted as being 1 per
cent. greater than last year. The quality
is reported as being better by 91 corre
s~ondents, same by 3:3 and inferior by 11.
The yield of oats is estimated at 11
bushels per acre. Fall sown yielded 15,
and spring 7 bushels per acre. The total
product is estimated at 15 per cent, less
than last year. Th% quality is reported
better by 41 correspondents, same by 73
and inferioir by 80.
The smaller crops are reported in good
ondition-Sorghum at 93; sugar cane,
94; sweet potatoes, 89; irish potatoes,
82; garden products, 85; peaches. 109;
apples, 79; pears, 84; grapes, 98; berries,
97; watermelons, 93.
AcQuitted of Libel.
The case against Newman Crenshaw,
. K. Hunter and George W. Sadler, in.
ieted for libel against several promi
ent people in Walhalla and West Union
y posting obscene hand-bills, after
pending over two years, was brought to
trial at Walhalla last week and resulted
in an acquittal. The trial was com
menced Thursday morning, and was
given to the jury at 6:30 Friday after
noon, and a verdict of "not guilty"
was returned at 1:30 Saturday morn
ing. -Crenshaw was represented by ex
Judge T. H. Cooke of Greenville, and
Johnstone & Cromes of Newberry, rep
resented Hunter and Sadler. The pros
cution was conducted by Solicitor An
cl and ex-Solicitor J. L. Orr.
Religious Intolerance in Russia.
S. PETERSBURG, July 12.-The gov
ernment has totally suppressed the Lu
thern Church in Russia.
GEBONIMO, THE TRAIN BOBBER.
A Fearless Bandit Who Has Made a For
tune by His Lawless Acts.
"Of all the smooth and slippery out
laws now loose and enjoying perfect
freedom, the smoothest and slipperiest
is Geronimo, the train robber of Arizona
and Mexico," said A. A. Herring, the
mining man of Castle Dome, Ariz. I do
aot refer to the wily Apache chief, who
a short time ago led in so many depre
dations on the frontier, but to
his white namesake, who, if any
thing, possesses more cunning.
"Not much seems to be known of
Geronimo in many Pacific coast States
and Territories outside of Arizona and
the mountainous regions to the South.
He flies from one side of the Mexican
line to the other in a few hours, and is
as hard to get sight of as a will-o'-the
wisp. He goes into .the most civilized
towns of the frontier whenever he wants
to, and nobody seems to have the nerve
to tackle him.
"Geronimo was connected with two or
three of the heaviest robberies on the
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe road a
year or so ago. He lent a hand in the
last hold-up on the Southern Pacific.
No detectives are after him, or if they
are they make no headway in capturing
him. He seems to have the right to go
"His fnances are considerably. im
proved by his robberies of Wells, Fargo
& Co. Mine owners, too, caught out
with well-filled pockets, as well as nume
rous travelers, have paid tribute to him.
Mexican and American cattle and
horse owners have also suffered.
These depredations have been car
ried on for three and possi
bly for five years. A very round sum
must have gone into Geronimo's ex
chequer in consequence. People most
intimate with the circumstances of his
plundering figure his gains at from
$100,000 to $200,000. Perhaps not
less than twenty men have been killed
also. Yet he has been regarded as a myth
by many who have only beard about him
in a curious way.
"I assure you be is about the liveliest
blood, muscle and bone myth. however,
that there is agoing. There are no flies
on him, and evidently it is a good man
who will get him-a second Bob Gar
land, or somebody of that sort. He
knows the mountains as well as Billy the
Kid ever did, and better than any out
law now living. - He came to
Tombstone first three years ago,
and went under the name of White.
"He stayed for a short time around
the gambling houses. He never was
known to engage in honest labor. lie
was a fair gambler, though lte never
played for big stakes. He seemed to
play for pastime more than anything
else. In a short. time he disappeared
and went to Clifton. Then be began
his open career of crime. His last hauls
were on the Atchison and Southern Pa
cific roads, where, it is believed, he got
$20,000 each time. Then he went to
Mexico and was captured by the regular
troops while driving away some horses.
But the Sonora jails were not strong
enough to hold him, and he is now back
in Arizona. He often visits Tombstone,
and a short time ago was seen playing
billiards in the Comet saloon there.
"He has no headquarters, and his de
vices to elude pursuers are always suc.
cessful. Nothing is known of his pres
ence till the day after he has left a place,
and there is no doubt that those who
know where he is keep still about it, for
fear of death at his hands. His com
panion is a renegadge Mexican named
Frederico. It has been said that Ge
ronmmo is a Mexican, but this is a mis
take. He is white, or very nearly so.
"Geronimo is a dead shot and officers
or anybody else are not in a hurry to
try their skill against him. Some stiff
rewards have been offered by the rail
road and express companies for him
and private parties have also offered
"The Governors of Arizona and So
nora have offered something like $3,000
each. There is money in his scalp if it
can be got, but to get it is the trouble."
--San Francisco Examiner.
Dr. Cyrus Edson of the Health De
partment of this city says that the water
supply-from dug or driven wells-of
twenty towns he visited last year was
impure, and in most cases its pollution
caused prevalence of typhoid fever.
Wherever persons are congregated in
houses and villages this "filth disease"
-discreditable to the boasted civilizai
tion of the nineteenth centur!-is epi
demic. From Greenland to India, from
England to China, it holds fatal sway.
Yet it is easily preventable, but its rav
ages grow more deadly from year to
year, the teachings of science, confirmed
by experience, seeming to be lost on the
people at large. . Elaborating and illus
trating this expression, he talked as fol
lows to a recent Commercial Advertiser
"The fever is rarely due to any other
cause than polluted water, milk or meat,
and is most frequently propagated by
contaminated well water. It is safe to
say that there is not a well in the coun
try the water of which it is safe to drink.
Hence most of the cases of typhoid oc
curring in this city in the fall are caused
by water drunk from wells during the
summier outing. Those wells furnish
nice, sweet-tasting water, which will im
press the drinker with its purity; but
they are really what the Bible calls
'whited sepulchi-es.' The wells are sunk
near the houses, often under the floors
of the kitchens, near which are built the
cesspools. The wells draw their supply
of water from inverted cones, the base
of which is the ground surface The
cesspools contaminate the cones, and the
germs of typhoid are thus spread.
"Another cause of thie fever is ice
lice, from infected water which have
been shown to be a source of danger.
The germ is not destroyed by extr:eme
cold. The germs that caused the
Plymonth epidemic were exposed to a
temperature of twenty-two degrees be
low zero. Dr. Fordyce Barker recently
showed that of twenty-two cases of ty
phoid fever developed at a popular wa
tering place in this State during one of
last summer's months, it was found that
only those who used ice from a lake near
by were affected. This ice was cut from
a point near the entrance of a sewer,
which drained the town or a portion of
it. The use of this ice was stopped, and
the epidemic ceased. Milk may be the
carrier of typhoid germs, and may be
come infected either through the water
used in washing cans or get the germs
through the digestive system of the
The conclusions, based upon well
authenticated data, are thus summed up
by Dr. Edson, and they impress anew,
for immediate and universal application,
the constant need of cleanliness and use
of the safeguard of a high degree of
heat applied to water, milk and meat
for humran consumption.
"First, the typhoid is due to a germ,
in bacillus typhosus; second. this germ
is contained in the sputa of typhoid
fever patients; and, thirdly, the bacillus
typhosus is easily destroyed by disinfec
tion with efficient agents, such as heat,
mercuric bichloride and carbolic acid.
T'yphoid fever never infects the atmos
phere; never arises de noco, and the
causes of the disease in the order of
their frequency arc as follows: First,
infected water; second, infected milk;
third, infected ice; fourth, digital infec
ions; fifth, infected meat."--Exchange.
GERMANY'S latest effort is to monopo
ize the product of Krupp's cannon fac
toies Rnt Krupp can't see it.
CLAIMS TO BE CHRIST.
HUNDREDS OF NEGROES LED BY
Abandoning All Work to Follow a Luna
tic to the "Promised Land" in the
SAVANNAU, Ga., July 10.-Forty miles
below here, in the extreme Southern part
of Liberty County, exists an astonishing
and anomalous state of affairs. The ne
groes have abandoned their patches,
have turned their cattle in on their
crops, are deserting the turpentine
farms, saw mills and plantations, and
are flocking around a pseudo Christ,
who is preaching to them daily. So
thoroughly are they infected with a re
ligious craze that a surprising and inter
esting evolution is taking place in their
material and social condition.
In obedience to the impostor's com
mands, wives have separated from their
husbands, children have left their pa
rents, and in many instances whole
families have deserted their homes to
follow him. He tells them that on Fri
day, August 16, he will load them
Northward to the promised land, Ca
naan, and in the meantime they must
prepare themselves by prayer and fast
ing for the march. He is a white man,
betweeg thirty and thirty-five years of
age, a little above average height, and
of spare build. Christopher Orth is the
name of his fleshly ~body, he says, and
Jesus Christ of his spiritual body. Long
ringlets fall from his head, which is
large and of unusually fine proportions.
Over 400 men, women and children
have been accepted by him and con
stantly attend him. Women, however,
constitute the greater part of his flock.
The colored people in that benighted dis
trict place wonderful faith in him, and
the band of 400 does not begin to repre
sent the number that believe in him.
For two weeks after his sud1en ap
pearance the negro preachers did their
utmost to persuade their people not t<
listen to the man. Finding that thei
advice was not heeded the preacher
sought the influence and aid of the
prominent white citizens of the County
So the consulted Capt. E. P. Miller, a
wealthy planter; ex-Congressman T. M.
Norwood, who has a country place it:
the County; Capt. Gus Fleming and
others. The whites were deeply inter
ested, too, for as the craze spread th<
question of labor became a serious one.
Whether the man was a lunatic or shari:
working the negroes for money was nol
certain. The decision was reached tt
arrest Orth for vagrancy, and a warrant
was issued upon the oath of a color cd
preacher and politician named Stiles,
who came within seven votes of being
elected a member of the present Georgia
Legislature. Colonel Norwood was re
tained to prosecute Orth. Race trouble:
were feared, but Orth told his follower
to do no violence. He had prophesied
that he would be seized and had declared
that no harm would come to him. He
believers would -have torn the officer
piecemeal at the slightest word of
command from their "Christ," as the
called him, but he went willingly and
was followed twelve miles on foot under
a scorching June sun to the trial place,
Flemington, by 300 men and women.
Fully half of these were armed, maul
of the women carrying muskets and
shotguns. A hundred or more who sup
posed that the trial was to take place at
the County seat, Hinesville, took a short
route across country through the wood.
and swamps, and missed what suhse
When arraigned before the County
magistrate Orth exhibited several dol
lars, and the charge of vagrancy and
being without means of support was
dismissed. Another warrant was im
mediately issued charging him witi
being a lunatic. The law gave him ter
days before a commission of lunacy
cot' - * rei.~T4N3
set, last wee , the impostor appeared
with a following twice as large as he
Colonel Norwood subjected him toa
long and rigid examination. Outside the
crowd kept crying a werd chant: "They
have takea our Chrisf! Buckra man
want to kill our Christ, but they can't"'
Orth stated that he formerly lived in
Centrevile, Ohio. His familiarity with
the Bible astonished court, jury and
"if you are Christ show us a miracle,
suggested Mr. Norwood.
"Get thee behind me, Satan; I will not
be tempted by you" was the response.
"You are charged with being a luna
tic, and unless this jury believes other
wise you will be sent to an asylum.
Show us the nailprints in your hands
and convince the jury that you arc th(
Christ who was crucified," said the
"This is the natural body which you
see, corruptible, perishable. It is not
the bo/i' which was fastened to the
cross on' Calvary. The spirit, though,
which is in me is the same living spirit
which was in the body that was hung
beside Barabbag. My spirit is ini every
"Was it in George Washington?"
"Yes, and ini Abraham Lincoln, too.'
"Was it in Jefferson Davis?"
Nothing could induce the self-styled
Christ to undertak~e to perform a mira
cle. He refused to turn water into wine
on the ground that it would be taken as
sanctioning the use of ardent and fer
mented spirits. "I did that once, and
the act has been misconstrued ever
since," he observed.
"I am about to tihe a chew of to
bacco. If you can palsy my arm and
stop me, I and the jury will believe in
you," said the ex-Congressman.
"I don't care whether you chew or
not, and I don't watnt to maim you for
life," Orthi retorted.
T he commission de lunatico inquir
endo quickly concluded that Orth is in'
sane, and recommended that he be sent
to the State Lunatic Asylum at Milledge
ville. That institution, however,
is overcrowded, and the superin
tendent has declined to take more pa
tiets for the present. Liberty County
has no jail, and to send Orth here and
have him confined would be an expense
on the County. So the lunatic was re
leased until some provision is made for
his ease by order of one of the Judges
of the Co'unty. He continues to preach.
The negroes regard his release as un
questionable evidence of his divinity
and power, and the fanaticism is spread
ing with greater rapidity than at any
previous time. If the authorities do
not remove him in a few days the whites
'and blacks will run him out of the
County without doing him any violence.
For this year, though, the negroes'
rops are gone, and when winter comes
they will have to be supported.
Killed by a Fall.
George Todd, a son of Mr. John N.
Todd, aged sixteen years, was thrown
from a horse in his father's yard, on
July 2nd, and killed. The horse stum
bledl and fell, throwing George h~adlong
on .the ground. He never sp)oke, and
after lingering two days, died without
regaining consciousness. The fall pro
duced concussion of the brain. He was
buried at Bethel Presbyterian Church
on the 5th instant, Rev. J. E. Fogartie
onducting the funeral services.- Wal
PENsION COMMISSIONER TANNER. in his
zeal for the success of the pension grab
bers, has not lost sight of his own house
hold. He has two daughters employed
in the pension office-one at $720 and
the other at $1,800 a year. Corporal
Tanner evidently believes in pensions
An Unwelcome Guest.
"There is a guest we all detest,
Forever at our side;
He clings to as so fondly,
Whatever may betide.
"We hate him and abhor him,
But when we cross his will
lie glares at us sardonically
And grasps us tighter still.
"He is the terror of all lovers
Whbt need to say more?
For if he comes in the window
Love flies out of the door.
"He is a prince (.f empty pockets,
Oat at elbow, out at knee:
IIe's the kinz of all the millions
And his name is Poverty."
HE'S A TRUMP ANY WAY.
Why a Western Democratic Editor
Doesn't Want to be IPostmaster Any
The following document has been re
ceived at Washington from the editor
postmaster at Mount Carmel, Ill.:
MoUNT CARMEL, June 7, 1889.
To Ron. B. Harrison, President, Etc.
Sm: By the grace of God and Grover
Cleveland I am postmaster at Mount
Carmel. My official term will expire
January 20th, 1890. In addition to
editing the mails of this city I am also
the editor of the Mount Carmel Register,
a live, local Democ, .tic newspaper, es
tablished in 1839, and published at $1.25
a year, cash in advance; a discount of
twenty per cent. to ministers and
While the office has agreed with me,
and I have in the main agreed with.the
office, and while I might reasonably en
tertain the hope of holding on for eight
months longer, yet I feel it my duty to
tender you my resignation.
Being a Democrat, I have preached
that "to the victors belong the -spoils."
I feel disposed to practice that which I
Your immediate predecessor hoped to
build up his party by keeping the oppo
sition in office. You are probably
aware, if you are at all familiar with
the vocabulary of true and trite sayings,
that his name is now Dennis.
I am moved further to tender you
my resignation because of the anxiety
of a barnyard full of patriots to succeed
me. I believe that a tariff is a tax.
They do not. Therefore they are of
your own kith and kindred, and he
who provides not for his own household
is worse than an infidel. I am toid
that you are not built that way.
But to resume the thread of my dis
course: The boys who are anxious to be
my successor are very hungry; they
have been feeding on shucks and icicles
for four long, weary years; the official
calf is fat and they yearn to taste its
tender joints. They fought (among
themselves), bled (at the nose), and are
willing to die for the G. 0. P. When I
asserted that you were the Chinaman's
candidate and ate rat tail soup with
chopsticks, they swore by Dudley and
Foster that it was a campaign canard,
and threatened to detail blocks of five to
fry the fat out of me. Fortunately
for me their threats were never
carried into execution. They car
ried torches, drank with the
coons, sang "Granpa's hat will, just
fit Benny," and did divers and many
foolish things, none of which would they
have been guilty of doing had they not
scented an aroma of postoffice on the
crisp morning air. And the pmans of
praise which they sounded when it be
-came evident that you "had got there,
Eli," will never be a Sahara in my mem
For these and other reasons unneces
sary to mention, I tender you my resig
nation, with the hope that my successor
will be animated by a similar spirit in
1893. If he is, your Democratic sue
cessos will be spared the painful neces
sity oM "turning the rascal out." I am
FRANK W. HAvILL, P. M.
COTTON SEED OIL INDUSTRY.
Great Activity in the Building of New
Mills- The Trust Gobbles the Southern
BALTIMORE, July 10.-The 3fanufae
turers' Record says: There has lately
been unprecedented activty in the
building of new cot-ton seed oil mills,
most of which are independent of the
Cotton Oil Trust, though the Trust has,
it is generally reported, recently virtu
ally secured control of the Southern Oil
Company, with its eight large mills.
The Record published this week a com
plete list of all the cotton seed oil mills
in the South. showing 213 m'ills, with an
aggregate capital of about $20,000,000,
against forty mills, with a capital of
$3,500,000 in 1880.
THE EA'RTHQUAKER AGAIN.
A Slight Shock Experienced in Charles
ton Last Night.
CHARLEsTON, July 11.--[Special to The
Registr]-A slight shock of earthquake
was felt here at 9:47 to-night. The du
ration of the shock was about three
seconds. the movement North to South
and the motion vibratory, accompanied
by a slight noise.
The Shock Felt at Kingville.
RINGvILLE, July 11.-[Special to The
Register.]- A slight shock of earthquake
was felt here this evening at 9:42 o'clock.
Laughed Himself to Death.
ATLANTA, Ga., July 9.-Jake Morris,
janitor of the City Hall, and who be
longed to every secret order in the city,
laughed himself to death last might. He
attended the Masonic lodge of which he
was a member. .When he left the lodge
room lie was accompanied by Professomr
Otto Sphar, who had lost his hat and
was compelled to go bareheaded until
they reached Morris's room. Professor
Sphar noticed that his friend laughed
immoderately, a thing which seldom
happened. This miorninig Morris was
found dead by the servant. The theory
is that he laughed so immoderately as
to bring on palpitation of the heart, to
which he was subject. Morris invested
all his earnings in life insurance and
leaves his two daughters about $24,000.
Her Face was Her Fortune.
She was as pretty as a picture and so
aimated and lively that it did one good
to look at her. She was all this, but she
is not now. Poor soul, the roses linger
o more in tier cheeks, the former lustre
f her eyes is gone. She is a woe-begone
ooking piece of hunianity now. She
as one of those troubles so common to
omen, andl needs Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription. It recuperates the wasted
trength, puts the whole system right,
estores the roses and the lustre and
akes the woman what she once was,
right., well and happy. "Favorite
rescription" is the only medticine for
omen, sold by diruggists, undera posi.
ire fpuIrre(I/ee, from thle manutfact urers,
hat it will give satisfaction in every'
ese or money will be refunded. Tism
uarantee has been printed on the bottle
rapper, andl faithfully carried out for
For all derangements of the liver,
tomach and bowels, take Dr. Pierce's
ellets. One a dose.
IT SEEMs certain that Governor Gor
on will have no opposition in his aspi
ation to a' seat in the United States
enate. General Gordon would seem
o be about the most successful man in
mericani politics. He gets all he
ans, for the sking merely.
A Brave Lady.
A lady well known in Plainfield (N. .)
society, who has a great aversion to a public
use of her name, is gifted wvta an amount of
heroism, pluckyandcalculating courage quit
beyond that of most men. At two different
times last summer she had occasion to exar
ise this trait of her character. Sho was
visiting in Wheeling, W. Va., when the first
A little child, not more than three years
old, was playing in a narrow alleyway, and
was seated upon the stone pavement. Turn
ing suddenly from the street came a large,
heavy truck, to which were attached large
Norman horses. The driver did not see the
child until too late, when, sudalenly pulling
up the horses, he struck the great iron gate
that stood open at the alley entrance. The
gate, torn from its hinges, tottering, fell to
ward the helpless child, now threatened with
This little Plainfield woman was passing
at the time. In horror she saw the child's
danger- from the now plunging horses and
falling gate. Quicker than it takes to read
it she sprang from the sidewalk to where the
child, affrighted, sat, and, grasping it,
dragged it away just as the sharp iron pick
ets caught her own skirt, tearing it, but
not injuring her. And she did not faint or
tremble, either, but simply pinned up her
skirt and hastened home, more concerned at
her disheveled appearance than at anything
A little later in the season, while on a
short visit to a New Jersey seaside resort, a
cry of fire was raised in the hotel where she
was staying. It was in the afternoon, and
this little Plainfield lady was taking a nap.
The fire alarm awakened her, and going to
the hall she found it filled with smoke. She
heard the wailing cry of a child's voice com
ing from a room near by. With not a
thought of danger she groped her way along
the floor where the smoke was least suffocat
ing, and made her way into the room whence
came the child's voice. It was here that the
'iro was, and the little one had fallen upon
the floor in its efforts to grooe out of reach
of harm. Half smothered she rescued the
child. The fire was soon put out, but the
little lady took chances just the sa:no as
though the danger had been more pressing
and greater.-New York Press.
Husband and Wife.
If you sec a lady and gentleman disagreeup
on trifling occasions, or correcting each other
in company, you may be assured that they
have tied the matrimonial noose. If you see a
silent pair in a car or stage lolling carelessly,
one at each window without seeming to know
they have a companion, the sign is infallible.
If you see a lady drop her glove, and a gen
tleman by the side of her kindly telling her
to pick it up, you need not hesitate in form
ing an opinion; or
If you meet a couple in the fields, the gen
tieman twenty yards in advance of the lady,
who, perhaps, is getting over a stile with dif
ficulty, or picking her way through a muddy
If you see a lady whose beauty and accom
plishmentsattract the attention of every gen
tleman in the room but one, you can have no
difficulty in determining their relationship
to each other-the one is her husband.
If you see a gentleman particularly cour
teous, obliging and good natured, relaxing
into smiles, sayin'g sharp things, and toying
with every pretty woman in the room, ex
cept one, to whom he appears particularly
cold and formal, and is unreasonably cross
who that one is nobody can be at a loss to
If you see an old couple jarring, checking
and thwarting each other, in differing opin
Ion.before the opinion is expressed, eternally
anticipating and breaking the thread of each
other's discourse, yet using kind words, like
honey bubles floating in vinegar, which are
soon overwhelmed by a preponderence of the
fluid, they are to all intents man and wife
it is impossible to be mistaken.
The rules above quoted are laid down as
infallible in just interpretation; they may
be resorted to with confidence, they are
based upon unerring principles, and deducted
from every day experience.-Atlanta Con
The Favorite Timon for Suicide.
Statistics show that the months in which
the fewest suicides occur are October and
November, while the greatest number occur
In April, May and June. July iind Septem
ber also have a goodly share, the latter pes
most frequently in damp and gloomy weath
er, for the months just mentioned as being
the most prolific are certainly those in which
the skies look brighte4 and the earth is fair
est. Another remarkable fact in this con
nection is that the progressive increase and
decrease In the number of suicides coincide
with the lengthening and shortening of the
days, and, as M. Guerry has shown, not only
the seasons of the year, but the days of the
month and of the week, and even the hours
of the day, exert an influence, the constancy
of which cannot be mistaken.
As a result of his elaborate research he
found that the greatest number of suicides
among men occurred during the first ten days
of tihe month, and from Monday to Thursday
of the week. This is accounted for by re
membering that the majority of workingmen
receive their wages either on the first of the '
month or the Inst of the week, anid that "pay
day" is often followed by dissipation, de
bauchery and remorse. Oettingen completed
this interesting observation by. showing thai
the larger number of suicides among women
take place during the last half of the week,
when they are most apt to feel the effects of
man's prodigality and wrongdoing. In re
gar dto the hours of the day, wo know, from
Brierre de Boismont's examination of 1,993
cases of suicide in Paris, that the maximum
number occurred between 6S a. m. and noon,
and thereafter regularly declined, reaching
the minimnum at the hour before sunrise.
Charles W. Pilgrim, M. D., in Popular Sci
How It Was Settled.
The novel fact that Gen. George L Becker
was once elected to congress, but was beaten
out of his seat by a game of seven-up, is prob
ably known by very few at the present time.
It was in the fall of 1857. The territory of
Minnesota had just been organized, prepara
tory to admission as a state the following
year, and three men were elected to the lower
house of congress, to wit: George L. Becker,
of St Paul, James M. Cavannugh, of Cham
field, and W. W. Phelps, of Red Wing, all
Democrata. When the census of the terr
tory was taken for the benefit of congress it
turned out that the new state would be en
titled to only two members of the lower
house. There were three very much discons
eted young men. for they were brimming
with life and ambition, and neither of them
relished the idea of giving up the captured
prie. However, after a siege of contriving
and bickering, in which neither gained a
point over the other, young Becker laughing
ly suggested that they decide the matter by a
three handed game of seven-up. The other
two jumped at the proposition, and in less
than two hours proved to Mr. Becker that he
ad made a very bad suggestion for his own
interesta Becker accepted the defeat grace
fully, but was unable to restrain a feeling of
contempt for the hands the other fellows
played.-$t. Paul Pioneer Press.
Big Eiver and Great Dlamage.
On Thursday of last week the Wa
teree had fallen to about cighteen feet,
when it suddenly took a turn and
started to rise again at a rapid rate. It
rose to twenty-eight feet four inches and
overed nearly all the low land; along
the river, doing immense damage to the
growing corn and a good deal to cotton.
For five years the farmers along the
river have lost heavily, but each year
they have gone to) wor-k amgainm with a
desperate determination to regain their
losses, if renewed energy and hard
work would enable them to do so, but
ach succeedhng year has blasted their
oes u:ntil nouw utter ruin will be the
lot of many of them.. Il y'i Piy But
there is no hope for~ the piresen~t crops.
They, like those in former years, are
gone, and the work and money spent on
them is lost-amden Iourjwd.
Hanged for Murdering a Policeman.
CHARLOTTE, N. (C., July iI.-Williamn
Weddington (colored) was hanged here
to-day at 12:30 inside the jail for- the
murder of Policeman .Johin Pierce of
Monroe, Union County. Mfay 5, 1888.
Weddington made no remarks on the
~eatfold. Thle ei;.ht-v'ar-old son of
ierce 'witnessedl the 'hanging of his