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,NO DISCRIMINATION ON ACCOUNT
OF RACE OR COLOR.
A White Man and a Negro Hanged from
the Ends of One Rope-Masked Lynch
ers Batter Down the Doors of the Mor
ganton Jail, Drag Out Two Murderers
and Hang Them Over a Railroad Bridge.
Five Minutes to Pray.
CHaRLwrE, N. C., September 11.
[Special to The Register. ]-There is
great excitement throughout Burke
County on account of a double lynch
ing which oc.' rred at Morganton early
this morning. Two murderers-Frank
tack. (white) and Dave Boone (eol
ored)-have been confined in Morganton
jail for about one week. Their crimes
are separate, but they both paid the
penalty at the ends of one rope.
Stack on the 9th of last month very
brutally shot down and instantly killed
Robert S. Parker in his garden at Ruth
erford College. Mr. Parker was mak
ing preparations to enter the Methodist
Boone murdered a white man named
Bolden at camp meeting on Sunday
night, September 1st. When Stack was
captured and placed in jail, some eight
days ago, fears were then expressed
that he would be lyuched and an extra
guard was placed about the jail to
A few days afterStackwasjailed Boone
was placed in prison also,and then talk of
lynching wasagain heard, and theguard
about the jail was retained. People be
gan to think feeling was gradually dying
out, but early this morning 200 masked
men silently rode into Morganton, and
marching to the jail, demanded the
keys. They being refused, heavy ham
mers were taken from the buggy which
had been brought along for the purpose
and the doors were soon battered down.
Only a few blows were required to
break the locks on the two cell doors in
which Stack and Boone were confined.
As the men stepped in Stack's cell they
found the murderer lying on the floor,
muttering a prayer. 'Whes commanded
to get up he made no attempt, but shook
like a leaf. Then two men jerked him
to his feet and started out with him.
Boone was carried out into the hallway
of the jail. Then both were brought
together and securely bound.
The two murderers cast a glance at
each other, but did not speak. When
bound they were carried and placed in a
double seated buggy by the side of two
Then the march to death was begun.
The mob moved off slowly and cau
tiously. They carried the two murder
ers to a railroad bridge near by, and af
ter carrying them ont into the middle of
the bridge a twenty foot rope was tied
in the middle to :he crossties. One end
of the rope was adjusted about Stack's
neck and the other was tied about the
neck of Boone.
The murderers were then given five
minutes to pray. The leader of the mob
drew a watch from his pocket and timed
them. When the time was up
he gave the signal and both were
pushed off the bridge, and their bodies
were dangling over a small stream.
Some shots were fired at them, and then
the mob dispersed and quickly galloped
The officers of Morganton are mak
ig special efforts to capture the lynch
ers. Warrants for many parties have
been issued and many arrests are ex
pected to follow.
Pubie sentiment does not seem to
justify the lynching.
Only Saturday morning of last week
John Sigmond (colored) was lynched in
Gastn Contyfor rape.
This may be a mighty dry 'subject to'
takabout, but a great proportion of
human happiness after all rests on a
When a conflagration destroys Port
land or Chicago. or an earthquake fells
sea ity like Charleston, the whole nation
grows sorrowful over the huge disaster.
But when the crackling flames eat up
hundreds of millions of feet of market
able timber in the West we somehow
feel that the trees can be easily spared
and hardly give the subject another
ctig timber is, however, one of the1
coosa interests of this -country. A
'welkwooded tract of land is a bonanza,
and now that the South enters the field
with two hundred varieties of wood, and
enough of each kind to satisfy the de
mand for two or three generations,-there
is canse for public rejoicing.
These woods are adapted to every
.brane efin~anufacture into which that
eT~rial enters. Black walnut. yellow
poplar, white oak, hickory, ash, live oak,
juniper, yellow pine are to be found in
abundance, and fill a very important
place in our diversifled industries. They
are valuable for furniture, ship building,
hollow ware, agricultural implements,
railroad ties, car building and the thou
sand and one other purposes for which
special woods are necessary.
Yellow pine is as saleable as cotton or
wheat. The demand for it is always on
the increase. It is strong enough to
-bear the heaviest weights, and is used
everywhere, both in the construction of
houses and in the shipyard. Of thi's
there seems to be an almost inexhaust
ible abundance in the South.
The cypress is made into shingles, the
-black walnut and thegum tree are useful
for cabinet purposes, the cottonwood of
the Mississippi Valley is converted into
a thousand useful forms, the white oak
of Kentucky, Louisiana and Tennessee
is made into staves.
Northern lumbermen have been quick
to use their opportunities, and during
the last ten years have brought a score
of million of acres as an investment.
Soutbern enterprise is by no nmeans be
hindhand,forin every State the rhythmic
swing of the woodman's axe bears
testimony to 'the enterprise which is
bound to develop all the rich resources
within reach.-N. Y. Herald.
* John L. as a Committeeman.
Chairman of Congressional committee
-I take it for granted, gentlemen, that
we shall report favorably on this bill
that has been referred to us, defining
the barbarous practice of holding boxing
*contests with skin-tight gloves in the
-District of Columbia as a felony, and
prescribing a penalty of not less than
one year in the penitentiary
[Enter Committeeman Sullivan, the
honorable member from Boston.]
The Chairman (resuming)-Er-Mr.
Sullivan, we were-ah-considering this
bill in relation to sparring exhibitions.
What is your opinion of it?
Congressman Sullivan-It's a bloody
shame to bring in such a bill as that. I
kin lick any feller that's in favor of it,
blank my eyes, an' I'm willin' to do it
~right here if necessary
The Chairman (with alacrity)-Mr.
Sullivan's judgment, gentlemen, is that
of an expert. I take it for granted,
gentlemen, that we shall report unani
*mously against this infamous bill.
A Venerable Hunting Horn.
Mr. A. M. Black of New Port, has in
his possession a horn used by his great
grandfather in fox hunting, which -is
over one hundred years old. It is
beautifully engraved, the characrs
representing a fox chase, a lion seeking
prey, and other figures. -The engraving
-was done with a penknife, and shows
the wonderful skill of the workman in
this art. Mr. Black prizes it very
bighly ..-ork Enterprise.
Fortune Never Dies.
What's the use of chasing fortune? Fortune
Have 3 our grief, butfnever grievance. Waste
no time in sighs.
Everything will come to you. The world will
For rivers only run one way, and t ver toward
Overhead the stars are living-always-day
The sun into some weary soul is ever flood
Make your soul your mirror; walk with Wis
dom, Meekness, Pride.
A wise mao's pillow tells him more than all
the world beside.
Love your neighbor as yourself. bat not your
Thesweetesw' thing to-living man or dying
ran is life.
Love, ambition, hnner, wake the world
whenever it would nod
And h -ly aspirations inust soar up at last to
He will hear you and will listen, and will an
swer by and by;
The poorest and the meanest yet have one
friend up ou high.
So gather up your manhood from the ashes
And live ror honor, friendship, love and
charity and truth: --Once a Week.
South Carolina at the Paris Exposition.
A let ter has been received by Commis
sioner Butler from Mr. T. E. Horton of
Greenville, now in Paris as a special
commissiolner jepresenting South Caro
lina at the Exposition there.
Mr. Horton writes in reference to the
circular descriptive of the State re
sources and advantages that it has re
ceived several compliments, and was
styled a document "very much to the
point" by a gentleman from Birming
ham, England. Mr. Horton discovered
a pamphlet concerning Kansas in an out
of the way place in the Exposition build
ing, and says of it that it is "bulky and
tiresome, aud will not be read, I believe,
by one man, while our little laflet is
perused by ten
Speaking further as to the contrast te
tween the Kansas publication and his
own Mr. Horton says: "The Kansas
pamphlet is left on a table to be picked
up by chance passers. My circular is
handed directly to the visitor by a pretty
girl, who is ready to answer inquiries in
English or French. and if I do not bap
pen to be present she can tell the in
quirer just where I may be found. You
see the difference."
Mr. Horton says that he has on his
list the names of the following persons
who desire further information concern
ing our State: Professor Bernt Hottsi
nark, Hoalstad street, Kristina, Norway.
who is in charge of an agricultural
school in Norway and speaks English;
A. Girard. Beymouth, Syria, a negoirant
connissuire, who says he knows of seve
ral persons contemplating going to
Florida or South Carolina; T. B. Hussey
of North Berwick. Maine, who is thinking
of coming to this State.
Mr. Horton expects to leave Paris for
home some time in October.
How to Tell a Good Horse.
Unless a horse has brains you can't
teach him. See that tall bay there-a
fine-looking animal, fifteen hands high.
You can't teach that horse anything.
Why? Well, P11 show you a difference
in heads, but have a care of his heels.
Look-at the brute's head-that rtunning
nose, that tapering forehead, that broad,
full place below the eyes. You can't
trust him. That's an awful good mare
as true as the sun. Y6u can see breadth
and fullness between the ears and eyes.
You couldn't hird that mare to act mean
or hurt anybody. The eye should be
full, and hazel is a good color. I like a
smal, thin ear, and want a horse to
throw its cars well forward. Look out
for the rute that wants to listen to all
nyersation going on behind him.
~he horse that turns back his ears till
be almost meet at the points. take mig
'sure to do ~thng
hors wih adisingface is cowardly,
and a cowardly brute is usually vicious.
Then I like a square muzzle, with large
nostrils, to let in plenty of air to the
lungs. For the under side of the head,
a good horse should be well cut under
the jowl. with jaw bones broad and
wide apart under the throttle. The
next thing to consider is the build of the
animal. Never buy a long-legged,
stilty horse. Let him have a short,
straight back and a straight rump, and
you've got a gentleman's horse. The
withers should be high and the shoulders
well set back and broad, but don't get
them too deep in the chest. The fore
leg should be short. - Give me a pretty
straight hind leg, with the hock low
down, short postern joins and a round
mulish foot. There are- all kinds of
horses, but the animal that has these
points is almost sure to be sightly,
graceful, good-natured and service
A Boston Girl's Bluff.
The proprietor of a fashionable West
Ed hotel does not receive young ladies
who arec unaccompanied by chaperons,
even though they hail from the United
States. The other day a saucy young
dasel from Boston went bowling along
Picadilly -in high spirits and a spick
and-span new hansom. The "fetching"
combination p~ulled up at the -- hotel.
She bounced in and asked if she could
have a room for the night. Before the
clerk could twist a smile with which to
decorate his regrets that every apart
ment in the house was engaged, the
young lady snapped out: "My mamma
will be here to-night from Liverpool.
i've telegraphed for her."
"-Oh. very well; in that case you can,
peraps, be accommodated," gently sug
grested the clerk. The new arrival went
on, in a voice tremnlous with irrita
tion, "Perhaps you'd like me to send
for my father, too, and my sisters, and
my ecousins, my aunts, and a grand
father or two." "Mamma will answer
t he purpose nicelv," t be clerk rerlied with
serenity. " Oh,~I'm glad to knor that,''
replied the Boston lassie with a toss of
the head. "Because, it it will appease
your suspicion as~ to who 1 am, l can
'hiow you my visiting card, a certificate
of my bir-th,the pedigree of my family
for thiree generations back, and the
vaccination mark on my right arm."
The clerk bowed humbly. and the young
lady trotted off to her apart met.-Lrun
The Virginian Gets There.
"Speaking about mint juleps," said a
well known Board of Tiade man to a
Kansas.City Times man, "I attended a
barbecue down in Kentuncky once where
they made it in ttubs and placed cane
rods about live or six feet long in them,
so that thbe audience could walk up and
take a suck of t he fragrant stuff ad libi
tu. That's wvhat I call the lap of lux
"Humph, that's nothing," said Marion
Knowles, the geuiial traveling passenger
agent of the Savannah. Florida and
Western, who is a native of Richmond,
Va. "Last year I visited a fine old gen
tleman living. in Georgia. He had eight
sons, and lived in a fine old plantation
house. Standing on the broad veranda
one could inhale the fragrance of a ten
acre field of mint that stretched far
away from the foot of the lawn. I re
tiredl early and arose at sunrise and
stepped out onf the veranda, where my
host and sons were awvaiting me. As
soon as I alppeared~ the old man shouted
to a colored man who was doing some
trivial chores on thc lawn:
"Hy, there. John; take that scythe
and go down into the patch and mow
enough mint for breakfast."
'That's what I call true hospitality,"
added Knowles, and silence prevailed for
THE NEW HOUSE.
Possibility that the Republicans will Lose
WASHINGTON, September 8.-Those
who study the undercurrents of North
Carolina politics say that it is not un
likely that Congressman Brower's pro
posed bolt from the Republican caucus
for Speaker will result finally in his
acting with the Democrats in the organ
ization of the House. His political
future in the Republican party is already
destroyed, and the Republican candi
date in his district is already named in
the person of young Thomas Settle, the
son of the late Judge Settle, who was so
long a Republican leader in North Caro
Young Mr. Settle is only twenty-five
years old, but he was elected District
Attorney at twenty-one and has already
a reputation as one of the best stump
speakers in the State. Curiously enough
he had not determined to be a candi
date for the' Congressional nomination
until Mr. Brower secured the defeat of
his mother for postmaster at Greens
boro and the appointment of one of his
own creatures. The Democratic candi
date will probably be David Settle, the
uncle of young Thomas, who was Mar
shal of the District under Mr. Cleve
land. Mr. Brower is reported to believe
that by standing out against the Repub
lican party for the repeal of the internal
revenue taxes lie can defeat both parties
in his district as an independent candi
date for Congress.
The tobacco tax, he argues, is pretty
sure to be repealed, and if he makes
himself a special champion of repeal he
is likely to get the credit of it even
though ha is not the real instrument. If
he could place himself in this attitude
be would undoubtedly be very strong in
this district and draw votes from both
parties. His friends believe he can
draw enofgh to win. In either case he
would have little to lose, for he is al
ready out of favor with the Republican
organization, and it took the united ef
forts of McKinley, Quaid and Goff, as
bosses of the Republican National Com
mittee, to prevent his being forced off
the ticket last fall for voting for the
Mill's bill. "
With Brower in opposition, Nutting,
of New York, ill, and only three Republi
can members elected in the new States,
the Republicans would muster only 165
votes in the House, or one less than a
POISONING HER HUSBAND.
A Highly Sensational Case Under In
vestigation in North Carolina.
CHARLOTTE, N. C., September 11.
[Special to The Register.j-The Coro
ner's investigation in the Morris case at
Reidsville, which has been in progress
for a week, was adjourned yesterday
until Monday next, on account of the
illness of Mrs. Morris, who is the next
witness. Her testimony will be watched
for with great interest.
One year ago Mr. D. E. Morris, one
of the oldest and most substantial busi
ness men of Reidsville, was married to
Miss Cora May Scales, a very pretty
young lady and the acknowledged belle
of the town. It is said that Miss Scales
did not love Morris, and her marriage
to him was against her wishes. This is
plainly evident from the fact that im
mediately after the ceremony was per
formed Mrs. Morris absolutely and un
conditionally refused to live with her
husband as his wife, and they lived
apart until Morris's death. However,
of late they have both lived in the
same house, occupying separate apart
meuts. Some days ago Mrs. Morris
asked her husband to have his life in
sured for ten thousand dollars, and
have the policy made out in her favor.
T'risyas doneund the policy was deliv
ered to'11er~ Morris told ius wife that
he had also made his will and had be
queathed to her property worth $20,000.
In a day or two Morris was found dead
in his bed. Although the circumstances
looked suspicious, on account of Mrs.
Morris's connection, no action was taken
against her and Morris was buried, her
friends declaring he* was a victim of
But after Morris's body had been in
the grave one week a Coroner's jumry was
summoned, the body exhumed and the
stomach cut out by Drs. Broughton of
Reidville-and Gregory of Greensboro.
These physicians pronounce the heart
perfectly sound, and say that death re
sulted from the effects of chloroform,
and that a much smaller dose than that
used would have produced death. The
stomach has been sent to the State
Chemist for analysis. It remains to be
seen whether Morris took an overdose of
chloroform or whether it was adminis
tered to him.
Four lawyers are employed on the
case, and several days will yet be re
quired to hear the evidence. Mrs. Mor
ris is now in a very critical condition,
her nervous system being entirely un
strung. Three physicians are attending
her, but it is feared she is beyond recov
ery. Highly sensational developments
are expected. Mrs. Morris is connected
with the best families of Rockingham
County. She has been placed under a
rest to await the Coroner's jury.
Died on Her Wedding Eve.
Near Bowder Springs, Ga., Monday
last, what was to have been a wedding
proved to be a funeral. The daughter
of Col. John McFadden had met Mr.
Edward Smith of Charleston at Tallulah
in the early summer. The couple soon
became lovers, and the young lady re
turned home before the season was out
to prepare for her wedding, which was
set down for Monday. Her father, wbo
is one of the leading planters of Cobb
County, resolved to make the wedding a
grand social occaeion. The bridal
trosseau was ordered from New York,
and young ladies were present from
several States to act as bridesmaids.
Sunday night t be bride expectant ar
rayed herself in her robes for the in
spection of her friends. For a few-mo
ments the greatest hilarity existed, when
suddenly Miss McFadden put her hand
to her forehead with a scream and fell
to the floor. She was dead. The b~ody,
arrayed as it was for the weddingt, was
laid ~out for burial, and when Mr. Smith
rode up at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon,
which was the appointed time, he found
he was at a funeral instead of a wed
ding. He was so overcome that he
could not go to the burial, which took
place at 4 p. mi.
Grave Charges Against a Pastor.
The colored people of Conway hold
an indignation meeting last Monday
night at the A. M. E. Church. The oc
casion was to protest against the indig
nity of one of the young female mem
bers swearing an illegitimate child to
Re;'. R. E. Primus, the pastor. Lizzie
Jones, who has been induced by some
body into doing wrong, and the wrong
has developed into a capacity of separate
existence, and last week she swore
before Trial Justice Gillespie that the
father of the wrong was the Rev..RH. E.
Prim us. The ostensible reason for the
meeting last Monday night was for the
friends of Primus to express their indig
lation at the injustice and calumny of
the allegation against their pastor:
They painted the picture of the girl
with the infant wrong in her arms, sat
urated it with oil and burned it. High
words passed between sonme of the old
and prominent members, and resort to
more violent measures was prevented
only by the departure of some of those
concerned. -orryl Herald.
Lady Mandeville threatens to go on
the stage unless her father-in-law, the
Duke of Manchester, pays her husband's
THROUGH THE HEART.
A BROOKLYN MILLIONAIRE MU.
DERED IN HIS OFFICE.
By an Impecunious Old Man With Whom
He Had Had a Lawsuit-"If You Don't
Give Me $500 I'll Kill You !"-A Delib
erate, Cold-Bloodea Murder.
NEW YoRK, September 13.-F. w.
Gesswein, the millionaire tool manufac
turer of Brooklyn, sat in his office at
No. 39 John street, at 11 o'clock this
morning, talking to his superintendent,
C. F. Koester, when the office door
opened and Christian Deyhle, an old
man with whom Gesswein had some
trouble recently over a patent suit, en
tered. Deyhle requested a private inter
view with Gesswein. Mr. Koester
stepped into an adjoining office.
As soon as Mr. Koester left the
office, Deyhle demanded $500 from Gess
wein. Mr. Gesswein politely refused to
give him any money. Deyhle replied:
"I am an old man. You have beaten
me in my patent case. I must have
money to enter the Old Men's Home in
Philadelphia. If you do not give it to
me, I will kill you!" and before Gesswein
could rise from his chair Deyble drew a
3.-calhbre revolver from his pocket and
fired one shot, which passed through
Gesswein's heart. He staggered to his
feet and screamed for help, then fell to
the floor and died before an ambulance
could be summoned.
When Koester heard the shot fired,
he rushed to the door in time to inter
cept Deyhle, who attempted to run
down stairs, and handed him over to
Officer White of the first precinct.
Christian Deyble is a mean, insignifi
cant looking German, with a full strag
gling beard, and apparently over 60
years of age. When searched at the
Old Ship puhce station a few scraps of
iron, a matchbox and a few cents in
change-were found in his pants pockets,
and a revolver was taken from his coat.
Things a Woman Can Do.
The Boston Times in a spirit of fair
ness admits, and even proclaims, that
there are some desirable things a
woman can do. Here is a sample batch:
She can come to a conclusion without
the slightest trouble of reasoning on it,
and no sane man can do that.
Six of them can talk at once and get
along first rate, and no two men can do
She can safely stick fifty pins in
her dress while he is getting one under
his thumb nail.
She is cool as a cucumber in a half
dozen tight dresses and skirts, while a
man will sweat and fume and growl in
one loose shirt.
She can talk as sweet as peaches and
cream to the woman she hates, while
two men would be'punching each other's
head before they had exchanged ten
She can throw a stone with a curve
that would be a fortune to a baseball
She can say "no" in such a low voice
that it means "yes."
She can sharpen a lead pencil if you
give her plenty of time and plenty of
She can dance all night in a pair of
shoes two sizes too small for her and en
joy every minute of the time.
She can appreciate a kiss from her
husband seventy-five years after the
marriage ceremony is performed.
She can go to church and afterward
tell you what every woman in the cou
gregation had on, and in some rare in
stances can give you some faint idea of
what the text was.
She can walk half the night with a
colicky baby in her arms without once
expressing the desire of murdering the
She can do more in a minute than a
man can do in an hour. and do it better.
She can drive a man crazy in twenty
four hours and then bring him to para
dise in two seconds by simply tickling
him under the chin, and there does not
live that mortal son of Adam's misery
who can do it .
A system of gambing in Calcutta on
rain is carried on in a "compound" off
the Burra Bazaar, where, when a rain
cloud crosses the sky, a crowd collects
of eager, excited men; some rush about
frantically, others perch themselves
high on adjoining roofs and gesticulate
wildly to friends below, while all gaze
anxiously at the sky. These are the sutta,
or rain speculators, and the system, as
explained by the lessee of the compound
in which it is carried on, is extremely
simple. On the roof of his office is a
ditch which will hold eight s'urs of
water. if a rain cloud bursts and the
fall exceeds this amount, the overflow is
discharged ipto the compound by a
spout. This decides all the bets, those
who wagered it would rain winning.
The bets are entered by the propi-ietor
in a book, the commission being os~e
pce per rupee, and the transactions be
ing all settled at 10 o'clock the following
morning. A defaulter is hardly ever
known; the gamblers are mostly money
lenders, men of substance, and well
kLown to each other. Thief are a class
by themselves, and the stakes are usu
ally inconsiderable, whereas in Bombay
it is not unusual to have thousands of
rupees on the rain. The system has one
advantage-rain clouds cannot be ma
nipulated; they cannot be loaded like
dice, or "faked" like horses; thero are
no handicappers, no starters, no owners
and no jockeys.- Times of india.
Catholicism and Temperance.
The following, says the New York per
ad, is significant as showing the drift
of Roman Catholic opinion on the .sub
ject of temperance. It is from the
Catholic Uniperse, published in Cleve
]and. Ohio, and is the most radical opiu
ion on the subject we have seen in print
for a long while:
"The saloon at night is the panderer
of ninety-nine hundredths of the crime
and vice of a large city.
"Close the saloon at night !
"Let the city of Mexico plan be fol
lowed in our large cities-six a. m. to
six p. m.--and give the father and hus
band an opportunity to make the ac
quaintance of his family. The saloon
ist ought to himself work for that oppor
tunity and make his calling more re
spect able and less odious.
"Draft a bill closing saloons from six
p. mn. to six a. m., with imprisonment
and penalty that will dismay offenders;
closing saloons on Sunday; making the
license no less than $1,000; punishing
with imprisonment and fine the adul
teration of liquor or sale of adulterated
-Then, organize your committees; go
to Columbus and push this legislation.
Let bishops, priests and ministers thbrow
their open influence into the scale of
this moral movement."
A Sad Story.
A da~y or two ago one of the old
professors of the University of Missis
sippi attempted to commit suicide. lie
was an old man and had been ousted
from his position at the last meeting of
the board of trustees because he had
outlived his usefulness. With no other
means of support, and a bsolutely with
out means, the poor old man sought
refuge in death, and that at his own
hands. It is a sad story, and one too
often exemplified. The nature of his
business was such that he could not
accumulate against the proverbial rainy
day, and the State cannot provide for
him after he is unable to discharge the
duties incumbent upon him.-Montgom
IMERSED N BOILING OIL.
The Inhuman Method of Ea mining Sun
pects Praticed in Ceylon.
The District Judge at Kalutra, in
Ceylon, had before him recently three
persons, including a village headman,
charged with causing grievous hurt to
four others by requiring them to plunge
their right hands into a caldron of
boiling oil. The medical evidence
described the hands as being in "a sod
den, suppurating condition," the fingers
being in some cases deformed. - In
all cases the injured persons were
unable to follow their ordinary avoca
tions for about a month. The facts of
the case, as stated in the judgment,
were these: A woman in the village had
some plumbago and rice stolen from
her; a headman made inquiry, and,
falling to obtain a clue to the theft, an
nounced that it would be necessary on
the third day to hold an ordeal with
boiling oil. This appears to be a not
uncommon custom in remote parts of the
country, and the formalities are as
Some oil from newly gathered king
cocoanuts is manufactured by one of the
friends of the complainant; this is
poured into a caldron and heated to a
boiling point. Each of the suspected
parties is supposed to dip his hand into
the vessel of boiling oil, and is at liberty
to sprinkle as much of the hot oil as he
brings up with his fingers on the person
of the complainant, who stands close at
hand. Any exclamation of pain Oil the
part of the suspected person is construed
into an admission of guilt. If no such
exclamation is made the innocence of
the party is supposed to be established.
In the present case the evidence estab
lished that the pressure on the accused
was not merely moral; they were forced
to dip their hands into the burn
ing oil. No force appears
to have been used in bringing
them to the scene of the ordeal; they
collected there in response to the orders
of the headman, who, seated on a
platform opposite the vessel of oil,
appears to have acted as the presiding
judge. Each of the complainani.s de
posed to the fact that they were re
luctant to submit to the orde:d, but
were forcibly dragged up to the caldron
by the other two accused and their
hands plunged into the boiling oil.
They had sufficient self-control to ab
stain from calling out, except a boy of
17, who cried out lustily, and was there
upon pronounced the guilty one. The
judge took the fact that it was a cus
tom into account, but refused to dis
miss the prisoners with a warning, as
suggested by their counsel. He tined
,them 100 rupees each, with the alterna
tive of rigorous imprisonment for ten
Sea Oats-A New Industry.
The Savannah News mentions the
fact that shipments of sea oats from
that place to New York and Europe
have begun. The plant cannot be found
anywhere but on the South Atlantic
coast from Virginia to Florida. It
grows in the greatest abundance in the
vicinity of Wilmingtou, but we doubt if
any one here knew that it had a market
value. The New.- says: "It is growing
immensely popular in the North anl
West and in Earope. Ten years ago
Mr. Gardner went North and carried a
sample of the oats, and he readily got
as many orders as he could fill. The
oats retailed there as high as 25 cents a
pound. The New York houses which
urchased, exported them to Europe,
and there a trade was opened. Orders
are now being received dir-ect from
Europe by Savannah firms. The West
has grown very fond of the plant and
large orderseare being received from
that section. Over 10,000 pounds could
have been shipped from Savannah this
year if the facilities had been sufficient.
The price of the oats has decreased con
siderably since they were first shipped
North, but there is a good profit now."
A Carolinian in Russia.
Mr. Thornwell McMaster of 'this city
has lately received a letter from Mr.
John S. Scott of Marion, who last Janu
ary went to Russia to act nnder the Rus
sian government as an instructor in the
art of raising cotton in Central Asia.
Mr. Scott, when he wrote, was in Mos
cow, to which place he has returned
after spending some time in the Russiau
provinces in Central Asia carrying out
the object of his mission, which was to
introduce there, so far as possible, the
methods of the cultivation of cotton in
vogue here. Mr. Scott writes that he
found agriculture there carried on
mostly by irrigation, and that while he
found some things in Europe to excite
his admiration, he found tmany things
in the Orient to excite his pity. He has
been granted leave of absence to return
to this country, if he can return by
January next, and will endeavor to come
to South Carolina in time to attend the
State Fair.-Columb'ia Register.
Fight Between Deer and Snake.
A gentleman narrated to-your corres
pondent a fight he had witnessed some
time back near Ci ;co, Texas, between a
deer and a rattlesnake. He saw the
dear some dist ance from him engaged
in cutting up peculiar antics. He could
not understand what it meant, but upon
creeping near he beard the rattling of
the snake and understood that a fight to
the finish was in progress. He waited
and watched. The deer would run for
ward, jump off the ground, throw its
four feet together and come down with
all its force in one place, then bounded
from the ground as if a rubber ball, re
treat, snort, ruffle up its hair and return
again to go through the same proceed
ings. This was kept up for some min
utes. In the meantime the snake was
perceptibly weakening. Finally the deer
cautiously approached the snake-, raised
one foot and pawed it until satisfied the
snake was dead. After the battle. was
over and the deer gone, the ground was
found to be beaten down, the grass de
stoyed and the snake pawed almost to
yiees.-St. Louis Republic.
Negro "Regulators" in York.
A few nights ago a baud of -seven ne
groes visited Isaae Massey, of their own
color, who lived on the lands of Mr. A.
M. Black, in the Tirzah neighborhood,in
York County, and chastised him by giv
ing him five lashes each. He was accused
of payinig improper attentions to the
wife of a colored man qf the neighbor
hood named Kennedy. The story goes
also that Massey owed one of his assail
ants $2. 50, but the debt was cancelled
by Massey taking twelve lashes. He was
then required to leave the neighborhood,
which he did without any further in
ducements. Other parties of a like
character have been warned that "their
turn would come next." Notes have
been left at several negro houses warn
ing the men to leave or they would be
"regulated." In one of the letters of
warning was wrapped a pistol ball. It
is said the negroes are growing restless
over the matter aad are arming them
selves for protection, and trouble is
Wore Saloons Than Groceries.
A new business directory of Johns
town, Pa., and surrounding burroughs,
contains the names of over five hundred
business and professional men. It also
shows that there are now thirty-six
grocery stores and fifty-one saloons open
in the place. A complete list of the
dead in Cambria borough has been made
by Mail Carrier Bridges, and he finds
that there were 324 people drowned in
the flood. This district was below the
stone bridge, and the full force of the
water did not catch it. It is the only
absolutely correct list of any part of the
floodedAdistrict yet published.
SEE WAS A WOMAN PIRATE.
Death of the Notorious "Spanish Belle,"
Who Gloried in Her Career of Crime.
A notorious woman, known all over
the Pacific coast as "Spanish Belle,"
died at Elmore, Idaho, last Sunday,
aged eighty-seven years.
' here is scarcely a mining camp on
this coast that this woman did not visit
during its prosperity since the days of
1849. Her history, if correctly told,
would fill a large volume says the St.
Louis Globe-Democrat, and it would. be
a volume of bad deeds only, for no good
deeds have ever been attributed to her
in the knowledge of those few who have
known her history for the past forty
years. It seems that she gloried in the
crimes she committed, and during her
convivial moments would relate some
incidents of her past life.
From this source it is gathered t hat
at ar early age in her native land of
Central America she became the mis
tress of a noted sea pirate named Valzaj,
whose vessel wias a terror to the mer
chant ships plying the waters of the
She boasted that her duty was, when
the ship anchored at a port of promi
nence, to decoy rich men aboard the
vessel, where they would surely he
robbed and murdered. She followed
this criminal career until the dis:overy
of gold in California, when she left her
pirate paramour and landed in San
Francisco in the summer of 1849.
She soon drifted to the gold mines,
and followed every excitement from
that date until the time of her death,
plying her nefarious calling, and a
terror in the community in which she
happened to cast her lot. It is said
Spanish Belle boasted of having mur
dered four men herself alone for money.
How to Get Rid of These Detestable Lit
The practical question is, says the
North American Reciew, how can one
so control these conditions as to limit
the multiplication of mosquitdes? Ob
viously the answer is: limit their natu
ral breeding grounds! When swamps
are dried up, when stagnant pools are
illed up, when brackish lakes ard slug
gish streams are drained and dredged
and graded, so as to give free current to
their waters, when the swamp grasses,
weeds, sedges, and various plants in
which mosquitoes find refuge after
transformations are cut down and
cleared away; when, in s e
scythe, lawn mowe - g ax and
gard o diligence, thrift,
cleanliness and care have turned our
country into a cultivated garden, the
days of the mosquito as a pest will be
Culex pipiens and all other species of
culicido (the family of mosquitoes and
gnats) will still have their representa
tives in the land; but they will be shorn
of their power to deplete the veins of
summer cottagers and guests and the
purses of summer landlords.
The second factor in limiting the num
ber of mosquitoes is that of natural
enemies. Of these only two may be
mentioned- .the dragon-fly and the
.spider. It is a strange illustration of
human pervesity that these two animals,
whose lives are spent in serving man,
should be largely under the ban 'of
human prejudge. The dragon-fly is
dreaded, the spider is hated, and yet
they are nature's checks upon the mos
quito and other insects that otherwise
would make our earth well-nigh unin
Stanley a Conquering Hero.
Stanley, according to the .Jouscement
Geographigue, is marching toward the
East coast of Africa with Momhossa, in
the British possessions, as his objective
point. He has not been idle all this long
time. He has, probably with the aid of
Emin Pasha's troops, been waging war
in Unvoro and Uganda, and has estab
lished~the authority of the British East
Africa Company from the Upper Nile
region to the East coast. WVhen he
emerges again into civilization it will
not be as a seedy adventurer in rags and
tatters, but as a conqueror with a realm
at his disposal. Dr. Peters suspected
that this was what Stanley was after,
which accounts for his desire to go to
Emin's relief in spite of Bismarck. Emin
does not, it appears, accompany Stanley.
He finds it better to be a potentate in
Africa than a private citizen in Europe.
To Cross the Cumberland Mountains.
Plans are completed and work will be
begun shortly on C. P. Huntington's
new line of railroad f rom Richardson,
Ky., to Pocahiontas, Va. Richardson is the
terminus of the Chattarol road recently
purchased by Huntington, and Pocahon
tas is the terminus of a bran'ch of the
Norfolk and Western. The distance is
135 miles. The work is to be done largely
by Louisville people. The surveys have
been made leading up the Big Sandy
Valley and across the Cumberland
Mour ains at the Breaks of Sandy. Sev
eral thousand men will be put upon the
grading within a few weeks.
St. Paul Grins.
St. Paul is one broad grin over the
discovery by an evening paper that the
Minneapolis directory is padded with the
names of dogs. A reporter found the
following on page 225 of the Minneapo
lis directory just issued: "Carl Baxter.
colored, watchman, Crescent Club."
Carl turns out to be a mongrel dog. The
St. Paal people declare it would have
been bad enough had the Minneapolis
people 'introduced the names or
thoroughbred dogs into their directory,
but mongrels are out of the question.
To Break the Cotton Ring.
LrvERPooL, September 13.-A joint
committee of Blackburn cotton masters
ad mill operatives has been appointal
to consider means by which the ring
controlling prices of cotton may be
A White 'Possum.
One night last week, while Mr. T. A.
Spradley. living a few miles East of
Camden, was out 'possum hunting, he
caught an opossum that was perfectly
white. Its eyes are pink. It is the first
albino 'possumn we have ever seen, and
it is quite a curiosity.--Camden Jo:irn di.
Death of Dr. Tucker.
ATLANTA, September 9.-Dr. H. II.
Tucker, an eminent Baptist divine, tried
this morning from the injuries sustained
in falling from the secondl story window
of his residence on Saturday night. lie
was one of the most prominent men of
his church, editor and proprietor of the
Christian Index, once chancellor of the
Uiversity of Gecorgia, and president of
A Colored Lieutenant for the Army.
WasHINGTON, September 10.--Cadet
Charles Young, a graduate of the Mili
tary Academy, has been appointed to be
an additional Second Lieutenant in the
Tenth Cavalry. This is the colore'd ca
let who failed last June in mathematics
and was given another chance (luring
the Summer~ to make good his deliceiency.
A horrible warning to habitual gum
chewers, says the Raleigh Call, is con
tained in the shspatch which states that
a charming belle of Washington has been
compelled to abjure the delights of so
ciety and go into retirement for an
abnormal enlargement of her jaw,
caused entirely by persistent and exces
sive mastication of the fascinating but
dangerous gum. Young ladies who do
not desire to have too much jaw should
take heed and govern themselves accord
Mr ALrN'JGr , S. C.
A GRADED SCHOOL FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.
Twenty-Second Session Begins Monday, September 2, 1889.
R EY. T. .J. ROOKE, MRS. E. C. ALSBROOK.
Miss Marie Graves, of Virginia, a skilled and experienced teacher of Music
td Art has been employed as assistant
Thorough instruction given in Hebrew, German, Greek, French, Latin,
Book-keeping, Calisthenics, and Kindergarten. (No extra charge)
The Department of vocal and instrumental Music will receive careful and
systematic attention Special attention will be given to Reading. Spelling,
singing, English Composition, Penmanship, and Drawing
The Department of Fine.Arts will include Charcoal and Crayon Sketching,
Water and Oil Painting, Lustra, Kensington, and other ornamental work.
The school is non-sectarian. Boarding pupils are required to attead Sun
:lav-school and Church at least once every Sabbath.
The most approved text books are used. The blackbaard is deemed an es
ential in the class room. The meaninq of an author is invariably reelpired of
each pupil. In all work done, in whatever department, and whatever the ex
tent of ground covered, our motto shall always be -mronorn-as. To this end
we shall require that every lesson be learerd, if not in time for the class reci
tation, then elsewhere. No real progress can be made so long as the pupil is
allowed to go on from day to day reciting only half-perfect lessons.
TERMS PER MONTH OF FOUR WEEKS.
Primary D.partment (3 years' course),............. ..$1.00, $1.9, and $2.00
Interuiedliate De-partient (2 years' course),..................... .... 2.50
Ilg',her ).-partmnuit (2 years' course),.................... .-10,!l :3.50
Collegiate D..partment (3 years' course), .......... .. .. .....--- . -114 - 4.50
1nie. incluiLng use of instrument,.... ......................... 3-)
Painting and Drawing,............................................ 4.0
Continge-nt Fc, per session of 5 months, in advance................. . -
Board, per iolntli,............................... ........ --- - -
Board troni Monday to Friday (per month)...................... . 0
Before deciding to what school to send your children consider the superior
advantages of the Academy for a thorough business education and prepara
tion for Colleges andj Universities.
OTTO F. WIETERS,
Wholesale Dealer in Wines, Liquors and Cigars,
No. 121 East Bay, Charl
CharFeston Iron Works,.
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Marine Stationary and Portable Engines and Boilers, Saw
Mill Machinery, Cotton Presses, Gins, Railroad, Steam
boat, Machinists', Engineers' and Mill Supplies.
1en?airs e.re-uted with prom plaess and Dispatch. bendfor price lists.
East Bay, Cor. Pritchard St.,
_ CCharleston, S. C.
R. C. BiaaLrr, President. -
C. BissEx. JENsno. Gen'1 Manager. RICHARD S. G.rrT, Sec. & Treas.
-The Cameron & Barkeley Gompany.
-AND AGENTS F)R
Erie City Engine and Boilers, Atlas Engine and Boilers, the famous little
Giant Hydraulic Cotton Press, Eagle Cotton Gins. -
We have in stock one each 60, 6i5, and 70 saw Eagle Gin, only shop worn,
that we are offering wav below cost. Send for prices.
Oils, Rubber and Leather Belting, and a complete line of Mill Supplies.
We Guarantee Lowest Prices for Best Quality of Goods.
CA MERON & BARKELE Y CO., Charleston, S. C.
SEOKENDORF & MIDDLETON,
No. 1 Central Wharf,
CH.A.RLESTON, S. C.
F. W. CAPPELMANN,
lhEALER IN CHOICE GROCERIES,
WINES, LIQUORS, TOBACCO AND CIGARS,
S. E. Cor. Meeting and Reid Sts., CHARLESTON, S. C.
Chioie- FlIor a specj:ity. Sugu-s sold near cost. No charge for drayage. Goods delir
red1 free to depot. Conntry orders prompty attended to.
IF1 J.PLZ/l, Precside-nt. F. S. RODGERS, Treasurer.
Atlantic Phosphate Company,
c-K . T--m T N S. C.
ST AND A RD F ER TILIZE RS,
AND TMPORTERs OF*
r-efe aerman3 I~aton.
PELZER, RODGERS, & CO., General Agts.,
BROWN'S WHARF, CHARLEsTON, s. C.
Mn. M. Lr.r of Mannuing. will be pleased to supply his friends and the public gener
ally, wvith any of the above br-ands of Fertilizers.
a: TT0y$ Hemme's Restaurant,
22S King Street,
Op.Academy of Musie,
OSLUMECl-A RLESTON, S. C.
OF PURE COD LIVER OIL
MN HYPOPHOSPHI'ES COLD L'
Almost as Palatable as Milk. ,.
mnsitive stomach, when the plIsn oil
htsis much more efficacious. H
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Persons gain rapidly while ting L. r heCr
Physicians to be th, Finest and Best prepa.
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COLDS and CNR ONIC COUCH8S. Bostores the Senses of Taste, Smell.
The great remedy for Conmpian, and and Hearing.___
Wasting in Children. Sodbu al DrMit A particle Is applied iatoecnostrnl mnd
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