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- L vi. MANNING. S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1890.
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A PPEALS TO UNCLE SAML|
THREATENS TO KILL THE POST
." -8 !a S nsat tion.- Postoffice Inspectors
and a .liarshal sent Down.
sHIsTON, Feb. 8.-Edward L.
Duckworth. reecntly appointed post
ma.ter at Sharon, Taliaferro county,
Ga., has representted to the postoffice
departmemiL thaL he- is prevented by
threats ot-personal violence and hostile
demonstrations from taking posession
of his office.
Several letters from Du-kworth and
others, corroborative of his statements
have lately been received at the depart
ment giving the details of the situa
It appears thrt Duckworth, who is
understood to be an Independent Re
publican, was some time ago appoint
id postmaster, to succeed a Democrat,
who, with his friends, it isrepresented,
has since used every means to prevent
his successor from taking charge of his
THREATS OF PEB.SONAL VIOLENCE,
and even death it is stated, were pub
licly made aid heaped upon him.
On one occa!on a coffin, labelled
"Radicals mus, sie" was placed on the
porch of his " ouse. A mob of angry
men was almost dconstantly in front of
iiis door making (threatening demons
On another occiasion a number of
TilE UNRWLY ELEMENT,
it is stated, enteted his house and by
tht eats compelled him to sign a letter
of resignation.- As soon as they wcre
gone, however, Duckworth telegraph
ed the department that it was obtained
while under duress, and asked that it
One the 5th of the present month
Duckworth wrote the postmaster
general that he could hold out no
FEARING HE WOULD BE KILLED,
and asked that his resignation be ac
-epted.:. After consultation with the
President and First Assistant Post.
master General Clarkson, Postmaster t
General Wanamiker last night tele
graphed Duckworth as follows:
Whatever power this department I
nas will be used to protect you andput
you in posession of the office to which
you Lave been appointed. Communi
cate freely by telegraph the full facts 1
if interfered with further, and immedi
ate action will be taken. 1
INsPECTOR AND MARSHALS.
He also ordered two postoffice in
spectors t. proced immediately to
Sharon and investigate the whole mat
Attorney General Miller also ordered
the U nited states marshal to the scene
of the trouble.
Duckworth was recommended for
the office by a large number of i eputa
b14 citizens, including one or more of
nitional influence, as an honest and
THE BOSS QUAY.
'lh-, Collosal Scoundrel of the Century
- 'he New Yorlk World Uneartha His
. tThe oNew York World, in its issue
ot Monday prints a nine coium biog
raphy, "to be continued," of Matthew
Stanley Quay, the pr'esent leader and
act:ve force of the party which Mr.
~Hoar, of Massachusetts, says contamn
nine-tenths of the country's virtue and
The story begins with the beginnng
- M Dr. Quay's career and tracks him
Sall through~ It states that his first ap
pearance was asia memberof the Penn
glvania Legislature in 1865;thatin this
.pacity he received and kept $13,000
-e'iven him to use to secure Governor
furtin's election as United States Sena
t. erand afterward sold out to Cameron,
whfo was opposing Curtin, for a yet
arger price. Later in life he was the
eading spirit in sundry schemes of
-M~under and bribery, including one
Audacious performance in which he se.
:ured the pairdon of one Kemble, who
.oleaded guilty to accepting bribes
Whliie in the Legislature, the pu
uaving been to prevent a trial whch
would have brought Quay's connection
with that spcal aflair before the pub
lic Kem le was afterward made
president of abank which, when Quay
became State Treasurer, was a favorite
--tate depository. The charge is made
'hat Quay was implicated with the
asie of the State treasurer in the
theft of $260,000 from the State, mos~t
which Senator Cameron repaid to
Srvent the defeat of the party that
nuld have followed exposure andi for
rt of which he took Quay's note.
o e of those documents for $25,000;re
mains unpaid unto this day. Quay is
id to have secured his election as
a easurer by pretending to supprt a
-rominent Republican Cathli for
ihat position and then secretly incit
. prejudice against him because of
eis religion, taking the strength or
anized for him and adding to it the
power controlled by Quay personal
~of the private life of this chieftain
of the party of virtue and intelligence
the biogapher speaks with refresh
ing frankness. Quay is described as a
desperate, habitual, unscrupulous but
.msuccesful gambler, a periodical
drunkard and a dehauchee turning hii
residence at Beaver, Pa., into a broth
el, to the scandal of that quiet town.
Shameless treachery, bribery, embez
zlement, jury packing, arrant perso
nal cowardice and relentlees cruelty
are amtong the methods and attribute:
*ascribed to him. In the entire story
there does rnot appear one redeemi
act or trait to relieve the blackness o:
BIG METHODIST SG HOOL.
~thern Church to stabllsh a Nationa
Ko Xniverbity at Washington.
* WsHINGToN, Feb. 15-The Po!
t s announced that the Methodia
church intends to found a national u
*eiiyin this city, and that arrang
vensts are making for the purchase<
the ninet3-acreraet of lan on tn
e.President Clevelands country how
a -aste for the university
aBishop Hurst, whose residence is
thsciy is at the head of the mov
this and has paid an option, of $1
00)on the property, which is to
sold for $100,000.
Sixty colored emigrants left Ne
br-1 his week. The say th
are ers g k better land, a o
peting t find better white people
receive higher wages.
Mar Anderson publicly ackno
eg% erengaement to yong
An uterestlug Lettle From the Florence
The following very interesting letter
on the subject of tobacco culture was
written by Mr. F. M- Rodgers, of Flor
ence, to President Tupper, .f the
Chamber of Comimerce of Cherleston.
Mr. Rodgers speaks "ex cathedra,"
since he is the man who produced the
crop, and is now getting up a fac
-'FLORENCE, Jan. 24,1890
Mr. S. Y. Tupper Pres'dt., Charlei
"DEAR sIR-Yours of Jan. 22 is at
band and noted. The cultivation of
tobacco in this section has been grad
ually increasing for the last four y e-trs.
The acreage the present year will be
very greatly in excess of that ot ihe
past season. Not less than 1,500 acres
will be set. from the present milica
ions. it will be planted to o"me ex.
ex' in the counties of Marion, Daring
on, Sumter. Clarendon. and Larcas
ter. Nearly every mail brings mc let
berz of enquiry irom var:ous portions
f the State upon this subject- As re
ards Spartanburg (ts :nentioted in
our letter) I can give you rno definite
information. I am aware thatt three
ears ago it was tried there, tut met
with failure Iam confident,h-iwever,
bat this result was due to improper
lectiou of soil, error in cui tivtton
:rjudgment in some way. I feel, as
aured that Spartanburg can pr.duce
be "weed" as profitably as any sec
aion of our state when proper condi
ons are complied with.
"With continued success it is simply
t matter of a year or so when tobacco
vili be the staple and money crop of
ohis section. In this locality ne:-.lv
very farmer will plant it to more or
ess extent. I know of many farmers
'last year being their first experience),
ho have made net profits per acre,
aryiug from $43 to $112. I know of
>ne who has heen in the business for
several years, who got on six and one
alf acres gross returns of nearley $2,
00. It cost him not more than
75 per acre to grow and market it.
"There is more enthusiasm here
Lmong the farmers in regard to this
natter than has been mani.csted by
hem on any subject for some time.
Che stock of the tobacco factory has
iarly all been subscribed. Twenty
er cent of the same is now being col
ected. A meeting will be held on Fa.
2, when officers will be elected. The
natter of establishing a warehouse is
"I note your rematks in regard to
obacco being a leading industry in this
tate years ago. The tobacco prc duced
n those day s was an entirely different
.ype, being the dark, heavy varities,
ir cured. The product of the present
a the yellow kinds, which are cured
)y artificial heat. It has been proven
)y practical results that tobatco can be
-aised here far more advantageously
han in any section that has thus far
:aken hold of the industry. Owing to
he length of our season and natural
idaptability of the soil to the growth
)f tobacco, we can produce twice as
nuch per acre, besides the quality of
he leaf being unexacellee.
Boping the information I have
given will meet your wants, I am very
F. M. RODGERS, JR.
Beginig Wora-Much Can be Drue by
Esey Mes enger.
While on a 2ying visit over te Cen
tral one day last week we had the
pleasure of meeting Col, R. E. Bowen,
who had just returned from Fort Hill,
where be bad attended the mneeaing
of the Executive Committee of Clem
eon College, of which he is a member.
The meeting of the committee was for
the purpose of looking over the prop
erty, selectirng sites for the buildings,
and ascertinning- generally the best
mode of proceedure in the buildings of
the college and structures, and also
to decide upon plansland specifications
The State will furnish fifty convicts
to work in the preparation of the plan.
tation and houses. It was found that
th lumber and brick could be obtain
d of the property.
A committee of three will be sent to
Miasissippi to examine and ascertain
the methods of the management of the
Agricultural college in that State.
The next -meeting of the committee
will be held at Pendle.on.
The Colonel informs us that in look
ing over the register at Fort Aill he
found that between 1,500 and 2,000
people had visited that noted and
honored old place since July last.
RIOT IN A CHURCH.
A astr's Personal Remarks Causes a
Cx.RLOTIE, N. C., Feb. 10.-During
services in a Virginia county church
about thirty miles from Sparta, .J.. C,
last Sunday, the Rev. Joseph M. Strooke
during the course of his remarks, said:
"There is a man in this congregation
who is so mean and unfaithful to his
wife that it is a wonder God does not
rain down fire and brimstone upon bis
head and consume him."
The preacher pointed his finger to
wa ds Thomas Coleman, who occupied a
seat near the pulpit, and as he did so:
that individual jumped to his feet t:> in
quired if the parson meant to be person
a in his remarks. No sooner was Cole
man on his feet than half a dozen d'
cons were up demianding that he Si
down. Everytbing was in an uproar
and an attempt was made to eject Cole
man. He resisted and, seizing a stick o
wood lying near the stove. he began t
wield it hard and fast, kuocking fou
men to the floor and fatally wounding
Jeremiah Ferguson. One man wrencbe<
the club f rem Coleman and delt him
deadly blow across the head. Hie the
walked out of the church and has n'
been sees since.
SThe riot lasted six minutes and wi
- participated in by many of the congr
ee gation,~ who used clubs as weapon
ff The killed were: Thomas Colema
te Jeremiah Ferguson. The injured wer<
V Edward Clawson, Robert Edwards, Jol
e, Peeby. __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
in THEY OUTWITTED HIM.
), e Ruled Like Reed, Bar rho Sent
be Left the state.
SHEtZNA, Mont.. February 9.-Afi
the adjournment of the Senate yesterd
* afternoon, eight Democratic senato
h- incensed at the ruling of Lieutenai
ey Governor Richards in counting thi
;I- prosent, took trains in different dira
or tiens. They said they were going I
yond the state line to get out of1
wil- reach of the sergeant-at-arms. Tb
a. ote absence will block all legit
THE NEW COMPIRACY.
THE BOLD CRIME OF QUAY AND
An Attempt to Grind the Minority and
Rob them of their Rights.
Evidance multiplies to prove the
statement made in The Gazette that
Mr. Reed's election to the Speaker
ship was the result of a bargain, in
which Chairman Quay promised to de
liver certain votes and Reed t* pass
such measures as the thrifty Peng i
vania boss required.
Mr. Quay performed his part of the
contract, and up to date the Speaker
has kept his faith.
Will he be able to carry all of his
party associates with him for the pro
gramme arranged by Mi. Q'ay? That
is the question. And upon its answer
depends the important legislation of
There are sign? which point to
doubts in the minds of the co-conspira
tors from Maine and Penasylvnn ia as to
heir joint ability to dictate the legis
ation of the House.
The first block in the way was the
Jisagreement of the republicans on the
4uestion of the rules. It seemed to be
rreconcilable. Had the Quay-Reed
rules been reported immediately after
he holidays there is good ground
or the belief that they would have
>een modified on the floor of the
Then came the extraordinary spec
acte of a House act ir g ulpon the high
.s: queslotio of privilege witheot a
porum, and the postponemont of
he considerati of rules. Why was
It is ao open secret that the course
"rsuead was cunningly devised to
bow tho-se republicans who had spok
n unfavorably of the Reed code, that
utsuch riles were necessary. In plain
anguage the disgraceful scenes of the
ast fortnight were enacted to co
rce niemnbers into adopting objection
What legi.lation may have been
greed upon last December. Iy .Messrs.
uay and Reed, may be surri ed from
be record of the former in state and
The programime in
ludes an election !a:., which will put
. con:ressionaL and Presidential elec
ions in the hands of the most profli
;ate and unscrupolous officals, if we
1ay jud by t:.- class of thugs and
:onv cts heretofore seietted as super
-is 's and dputy marshals by pre
-ious republican administrations. It
s also said that they will g:> further,
fther cau, and put these supervisors
.t the poiling b:oths at every election
or mem.bers of the several state legis
itures, ii the pretense that the fact
hat state legislatures elect United
tates Senators gives Congress the
ight to rogulate them.
There are statements afloat, too
;tfrongly corroborated to be mere base
ess rumors that certain mammoth jobs
.nvol ing enormous and unnecessary
ppropriations, are contemplated, and
hat the beneficiaries have already ar
ranged with Quay for liberal contribu
ions to carry the coming fall elections
nd the Presidential election in .'92.
f these we saall speak hereafter, as
we obttin further proof.
In :he meantime it is the duty of the
iemaocrats to oppose, by every parlia
entary method, on the floor of the
ouse, nil purely polhtical legislation
,hich may be of doubtful con~etitution..
ality, andl to' make no obstruction
htever to bills which are necessary
or the condutet of the business of the
ountry, howe er objectionable they
a d'em them, in the matter of the
If they do this they can confidently
appeal to the country as patriots, who
pposed with all their might uncon
stitutional legislation, by unconstitu
tional me thods, while they v. ere al
vays ready t o transact the business of
the country, arnd placed no obstruc
ions in the way of legitimate legisla
An Attempt to Blackball Clevelaml.
When Grover Cleveland's~ name was
submitted in New Y ork, on Monday,
for membership in the Society of Mied
ical Jurisprudence, Lawyer John J.
Delaney took the floor, and launched
forth into a tirade against Mr. Cleve
land and argued against his election
on the ground that he was unfit to be
longed to the Society.
Mr. Delaney said that when Mr.
Cleveland was presisa.ent of the. Uni.
ted states he hiad appealed to him in
b half of a 'citizen of the Union who
was imprisoned unjustly in a British
dungeon, and Mr. Cleveiand had neg
lected to pay the slightest attention tc
the appeal. The case referred to by
Mr. Delanev was the~t of Dr. Thomas
Gallagher, 'formerly a resident, o
Broolyn, who a few years ago visited
Europe, and was arrested ten days
after his arrival ;in London, charged
with being implicated in a dynamite
plot against the British government
As Mr. Delaney uroceeded with hi
argument against the election of Mr
Cleveland, there we-re signs of disap
proval from the other memibers.
At the conclusion Lawyer Osborne
of Brooklyn, made a v'gerous protes
against the utteranices of the previou:
speaker. Hie had been acquainte<
wi.h Mr Clevelaind longer than Mr
Delaney, but did not feel offended be
cause he was not appointed to som
Mr. Clevelanrd's name was vote
upon first and he w:as elected, ever
one vo-.ig in the aflirtative excei
M.ir. lauey and one other gentli
.A nethk-Dealing Joke.
C rotte Chricle .
Fuill particulars of the death of Mc
rsnR. Ave:y are obtaied from
leter fromi .M 'r. MoraL', of Morganto
to her aunt, Mr:s. Harvey White,
thi cityv which says: "Morrison A
er' death was so sad. Two you
men came with the body. They s:
Morrson was taking this wretched'
ripe " and had gotteu some whirJ
nd quinie to take for it. His 1:
room-mates passing by the room oi~
nacqaintance, saw a bottle mark
"Pure Rye Whisky," and thought
would be a good joke to take it c
. nd so they took it to ther room, t
st i; on the mantlepiece. _Morris
Shad retired, and next morning wI
hat up, het tok up this bottle
y wr. his medicine, and it was cr
sacid. He knew in a moment he
-poisoned. He walked to the wa
rastand andi fell perfectly uncoriscil
eand was dead in twenty minutes- TJ
e - s ay the roomxf-mated who brought
be b'tle in, is marly crazy. None
eir them drink at all, and it was onl:
a- joke, taking, as they thought,
whiky from this other fellow."
Some Members Boll With Rage, but a
Conservative Spirit Prevails.
A dispatch from Washington says:
The Republican majority of the House
has at last reported the rules. The Re
publicans nrst secured the Hall for their
caucus. When they adjourned there
was scarcely time for the employes to
throw open the doors and secure a
change of air in the hall before the Dem
ocratic members began to file in to at
tend their caucus. They appeare- in
good number, and were presided over
.v Mr. Holman. The only subject dis
cu~zcd was the new code of rules. The
Democrats were at a disadvantage in
that the members were not supplied
with copies, as were the individual Re
So Mr. Carlisle was obliged to read
and explain the rules from his private
copy. Naturally this was slow work,
and most of the session of the caucus
was consumed in this way. There was
little discussion. Now and then some
member would boll over with indigna
tion and expres3 himself forcibly as
some particularly obnoxious rule was
read and its effect pointed out.
Mr. Springer thought the rules m.ant
that the watchman were gagged, the
watch-dogs chained and the treasury
thrown open to plunder. But the gen
eral sentiment was that no matter how
obnoxious the rules are they were asked
for by the Democrats and would be con
sidered in a fair spirit.
Mr. Carlisle was accordingly instrnc
ted to negotiate with the majority man
agcrs for a proper and reasonable time
to consider the rules in case they should
be reported tomorrow, inasmuch as the
Democratic members are without copies
The Republicans will also be requested to
allow a debate of reasonable length upon
them when they are called up for consid
eration, and if these concessions are
granted the democrats will interpose no
unususl obstacles to action upon them.
CHARLESTON OR PORT ROYAL.
A sensational Rumor Hian it, The Three
* s Railread About to Change its Ter
naus to the City of Great Expectations
-The Line Said to be from Blacksburg
to Newberry and Thence to Port Royal.
COLMBL, February 10.-Momentous
news! Watch Port Royal! Col. R. A.
Johnson, general manager o. the three
C's Road, with Dr. J. G. Black of the
airectory, is in Celumbia tonight for the
purpose of arranging with contractors
for the building of the Newberry and
Augusta branch of the great road he
represents. He told a represtative of
he News and Courier, at 11 o'cloca to
night, that the contract for the compie
tion of that branch from Blacksburg to
Newberry would be given out as soon as
possible, and that, the first forty five
miles would be completed within eigh
teen months. Contractors are here con
ferring with him.
But the most important news is this:
Col. Johnson says tbat a strong pressure
is being brought to bea" upon hia over
pany to run this so called Augusta
branch from Newberry to Port Royal,
instead of Augusta. and that it is very
probable that this wll be done. The
Appletons, wbo own a great deal of
property at Port Royal have offered the
most liberal inducements to the manage
ment to make that harbor their seaboard
Col Johnson argues that by running
h's line to Port Royal he would secure
practically all of its business, while by
directing it to Charleston he would
have to divide freights with the South
Carolina Railway. He thinks it certain
that a harbor like Port Royal cannot be
much longer neglected, and that his line
might as well be the first to possess it.
H does not tell what has been decided
upon, but he talks enthusiastically
about Port Royal. Watch that bottled
port ! N. G. G.
BRICE PUTS HIS FOOT IN IT.
Ohio Proposes to Make Diim Pay for is
Claim of Citizenship.
LIMu, O., Feb.4-There will be a
bearing at the office of the Auditor of
Allen county next week in the most im
portant civil suit ever brought in north
western Ohio. The issue involved is the
outcome cf the question of thbe citizen
ship of Senator-elect Calvin S. Brice.
who for the past five years ha~s evaded
payment of taxes in this city, because of
claiming citizenship in New York, on
all personal property, under which head
the law includes stocks and bonds. Mr.
Brice's Senatorial fight has forced the
location of his citizenship at Lima, and
as a consequence he has at once made
himselr liable for nearly $70,000 back
taxes and penalty.
Mr. H. W. Morganthaler, Special Tax
Collector for Allen County, has in his
po:session an immense amount of papers,
each paper making a link is a chain of
evidense that is entirely complete. It
has been calculated that the amournt of
Mr. Brice's personal property subject to
taxation in Lima by reason of his citi
zenship, is somewhat over $2,800,000, in
vested in the following corporations:
East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia
Railway, Richmond & Danville Railwcay,
Lake Eric & Western Railway, Danvill<
Terminal Railway Company, Duluth
South Shore & Atlantic Railway, th
SAtchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and th
United States Express Company. Ot
-this amount there is due about five years
etaxation at a rate varying from .20 ti
3.3 per cent. per year, to whbich will b
dadded a 50 per cent. penalty.
It is not known what Mr. Brice's de
fes ilbe, but it is likely a desperat
efiort will be made to compromise.
As the officials of the country are a
political supporters of Mr Brice, and
one of them is said to have received
ten-thousand-dollar check for Lhs serv
ces in the late canvass, the auditor's a
ation has been kept quiet. The hearir
nwill be with bolted doors. As Speci
-A Collector Morganthaler receives percen
~.age on the collection of back taxes, it
hardy thought he will consent to
oRepublican.. bhenld hot Complain.
uu oston Herald.
d Tbe proposed gerrymander by t
Democrats in Ohio is wrong, as all geri
t; mandering is wrong, but the indignati
u expressed ag~ainst it in Republican qu:
ionters is very much a case of the pot ce
i ing the kettle black. Ohio is one of 1
ad worst gerrymandered States now. 'I
ht fact is that today in Ohio it takes 79,1
ic Democrats to elect a Representative
as Congress, while 20,003 Republicans
n- it, the gerrymander amounting to ai
u, ference of 53,245 against the De~mocrn
eyy We repeat that gerrymandering is
the jectionable, to the verge of dishones
of but a party that has done an have
a Republicans of Ohio in this respect,
hee still whines upon the subject as if
were vituous is simply disgusting.
COTTON GOING AHEAD.
INTERESTING FIGURES FROM
THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRI
Nine-Tenth 4 of the Crop in the Market
State rernres-When Pieking Closed
nalen and Prices of Seed-Proortions
of Lint to Seed-South Carolina's the
Largest of all.
The cAtton returns of- the Depart
ment of Agriculture for February give
local estimates of the proportion of the
crops which has lef t the plantation. A
consolidation makes 90.6 per cent,
leaving 9.4 per cent, still to go -for
ward. About nine-tenths of the crops
h4, therefore, been reported in sight
oris in small stocks unreported in the
hands of country merchants or in tran
sit. State averages are as follows:
North Carolina, 89
South Carolina, 90
The average of the close of picking
is about the same as last year in Geor
gia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Pennes
see; earlier in the Carolinas, Florida,
and Arkansas and later in Alabama
ank Lexas. The average of oounty
dates is December 12th, ranging from
November to January. The propor
tion of seed sold to oil mills has been
found difficult to estimate but is ap-.
parently not much over twenty-ive
per cent of the crop, possibly between
900,000 and 1,000,000 tons. The larg
est propotion reported is in Louisiana,
followed by Georgia, Arkansas, Texas,
Mississippi, Alabama and the Caro
linas. The average State prices as con
solidated. are the Carolinas and Geor
gia 18 cents per bushel; Tennesse 17:
Florida 16; Alabama and Mississippi
15; Louisiana 14; Texas and Arkansas
The returns of quality are very
high, except in Virginia and North
Crlina, and is Tennessee and Ar
kansas. It is superior in all the States
of the Gulf ooast. The per centage of
lint from seed cotton is as follows:
North Carolina, 31 05
South Carolina, 32 G7
Georgia, 32 02
Florida, 32 03
Alabama, 1;1 05
Mississippi, 32 03
Louisiania, 32 05
Texas, 32 04
Arkansas 32 02
The damage by insects was greatest
in Arkan as and Texas. In Florida,
Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and
North Carolina it was general but less
severe. Georgia and So;uth Carolina
nuir tess. Tne oss from Ine D0li
worm was in Georgia, Alabama. Loui
siana and Texas greater than that
ANOTHER VILL AINOUS SCHEME
lelplag the Republicnns of Ohio to lRetain
Their Stolen Goods.
A dispatch to the Atlanta Constitu
Representative Wickhani, of Ohio,
to-day sprung a surprise on the House,
which has stirred up the democrats alt
most as much as some of Speaker Reeds
It was in the shape of a bill to re
qur that the congressmen elected
from the state of Ohio to the next con
gress shall be elected from the districts
as now constituted in that state. The
purpose of the bill is to prevent the
state from being gerrymandered by the
present democratic legislature.
At first the bill ap. eared to be to
call attention to the proposed gerry
mandering of the districts in Ohio by
its present demo-:ratic legislature, but
Mr. Wickham says he intends to push
it to passage, as it is based on the
fourth section of the first article of the
constitution, which says that oongress
may, at any t'me, change the regula
tios in any state under which con
gressmen are elected. The Ohio demo
crate have been counting on the pres
ent democratie legislature to gerry
mander the state in such a manner as
to make at least thirteen out of the
twenty-one congressmen, demo
A few years ago the republicans
gerrymandeted the state and now
have sixteen of the twenty-one con
gressmen. The democrats up to the
p resent time were confident this could
be almcet reversed, but this Wickham
has fallen into the democratic party
like a bombshell, for they know that
the republicans will vote for it, and
that Reed will put it through, whether
or not the democrats vote. It is an
other republican measure to keep their
party in power.
COL. B1UCK'S MAN.
Georgans Kiektug abushe Ame.&~ rica
WVasumiO'rw, Feb., 7.-A negro
named Dudley was nominated yester
day as postmaster at Americus, Ga.
the home of Representativo Crisp. Tro
day the Georgia senators and repre
setativns received dispatches, signed
by white and colored men of boti
parties, protesting against the nomina
-Dudiey is said to be not only ignor
eant and illiterate, but of bad charac
ter. He was a delegate to the Chicag'
conention and voted for Harrison
S and this seems to have been what se
a cured his nomination.
-Col. Buck, 'he Georgia Republical
Sboss, at first denied that I e endorse
g Dudles, but afterwards admitted h
a had signed the man's papers. Th
- Georgia senators expect to secure am
si ple evidence, from both Repubhicar
a and Democrats, of Dudley's uniitnei
"IN HOCK" SIGNO.
* Cea.,tiierha Prince Asaigned te Jail
1- Pr.Is, Feb., '7.-By prompt actic
>n ' h overnment to-day nipped int
rbud what was apparently intended
l- be a royalist couped etat modell'
he after Louis Nepolean's mad dcsce
he upon Boulonge. Conisecunce, Da:
'51 of Orleans, the oldest son of the Cou
to of Paris to-day bearina~a letter writt:
do and signed by the Count de Paris a
i- nouncing to the faithful and to all ol
*ts. ers -,hat counts abdication. He al
b- had with him a manifeste addressed
y; Ithe peonle o' France. His coming ii
the the country in violation of the .1
nd proidtiing all the heads and <hr'
it hprs of reigning families, is a re
A GJOD STORY.
Chauncey Depew's Attempt to serve Chent
Itis not perhaps a secret that our
Chauncey is, like Mrs. Gilpin, of a fru
gal taind, and is thrifty with his stories
and jokes. A fter the press has once got
hold of his good things he never uses
them again, at least in tbat particular
community, but no man can have a
whole set of brand-new brilliants every
day of his life, and a little discretion
and a good memory will make one's
store go a long way without being guil
ty of repetitions to the same audience.
But the discretion of even Chauncey is
at fault at times, and the other night he
suffered because or it. The daughter of
a certain famous American who has
h'therto made his home in the West, has
been visiting in New York, and was one
of the guests at a dinner of very distin
guished men and women last week. She
is a woman accustomed to the intellec
ual best of the men who go in to dinner
with her, and on this oocasion she re
garded with some surprise the efforts of
the man who had taken her in to dinner
to amuse her. He looked like a person
of ability, but she gradually gained the
impression that be was laboring under
the delusion she was a wild Westerner
who was many years behind the times
and had not heard any modern jests.
When this idea became firmly rnoted in
her mind she was at no further pains to
conceal her indifference to his efforts,
and at last in despair her dinner com
panion remarked, "Miss-, we don't
seem to get on. What is the matter? I
wish you would tell me frankly." "I
will," she said, laughing a little. "I
am cross because you have been telling
me Chauncey Depew's old storices
all the evening. I don't know him
myself, but I've heard all his stories over
and over again, and I don't think I can
stand any more of them agais." Her
companion paused a moment, then
shook all over with amusement and de
light, aid said: "Miss , your
frankness is simply enchanting, and I'll
confess in my turn. I thought ysu were
a very young girl, and from so far away
in the West that you were not likely to
have heard these stories, so I was using
some old stock on you, but I see my
error, and now I will tell you some sto
ries of Chauncey Depew's that I am sure
you've not heard."
From that moment the Western girl
declares that such a stream of brilliant
talk, anecdote and witticism poured
forth that she never noticed what she
was eating, and was desperately grieved
when the hostess gave the signal. to rise
and she was separated from her clever
companion. Going home in a cab, she
said to her father: "Do you know the
name of the man who took me in to
dinner? I didn't catch it, but I found
him perfectly charming." "My dear
girl," said her father, "you don't de
serve your pivileges. Of course you
found him charming. That was Chaun
cey Depew !"-Brooklyn Eagle.
ONLY A PINT OF WHISKEY.
A Terrible Tragedy In Newberry County.
Suppened to be the Result of Hard
James B. Clary, a farmer, who lives
five miles from Newberry, attempted
Saturday afterocon to shoot his daughter,
a young lady about 18 years old, but his
distol was wrested from his hands and
the attempt thwarted, Neighbors were
sent for for protection. All were in the
room together when Clary, in a fit of
madness, grasped a hatchet and gave his
wift several blows on the head, which
will probably prove fatal. Sine was in
an unconsious condition last night and
the attending physician could not say
how badly she was hurt. I have not
heard today, but supposed she is still
Sheriff Riser went out last night and
brought Clary in here and lodged him
in jail, where he now is.
As tz, the cause of this sad affair it is
supposed Clary's mind is unbalanced, ox
he is suffering from delirium tremens.
About two years ago, after drinking
heavily, he bad delirium tremens, and
during one of these spells shot his little
son with a pistol, but not seriously.
Those who know say he has not been
drinking much quite recently, and when
is town last Wednesday with his wife
and daughter be took only one pint of
whiskey home with him and has not
been in town since. I have not seen
him to day, but parties who did say he
talks at random and says that persons
tried to kill him last Thursday night;
that they were watching around his
house with long knives, etc. In fact, no
one was there. He has a wife one
daughter and two sons, and has been a
well-to-do fe.mer. His wife was a
Charleston lady, a Miss Vernon.
TWO YEARS IN PRISON.
The Young Duke of Orleans tientenced
Yesrdar-Disorder in the Court-Room
PAnis, Feb. 12. -The Duke of Orleans,
son of the Count and Countess of Paris,
and who came to Paris last week with
the avowed Intention of enlisting in the
French army, and who was arrested on
the charge of violating tae law exiling
from France all pretenders to the French
throne, was again arraigned before thE
Tribunal of the Seine today. He was
adjudged guilty of violating the law.
and was sentenced to two years imprison
.The court-room was crowded wit?
spectators who had gathered to watcl
the proceedings against the young Duke
When the prisoner was arraigned, th
crowd broke out with loud cries for th
.army, the Duke of Orleans, and the re
public. They became sa demonstrati'
that gendarmes were called to clear th
- Before judgment was announced, th
Duke addressed the Court in his own be
half. He said: "I came to France t
1 serve as a common soidier. I have nott
e ing to do with politics, which only cot
e cerns my father, whose obedient son an
- faithful servant I am. I knew that 13
S entering France, 1 rendered myself liab!
to the law, but that knowledge did n<
stop me. I love my country, and wiI
to serve her. I am guilty of no criee
The Duke will be allo wed to rema
in the Conciergie prison for ai few wee
in before being removed to jail. The Go
ernent grants himi this privilege,
n order to give him an opportunity to a
e peal from the sentence of the Court.
A Beautiful Church.
at Mr. H. M1. Flagler, one of the coal<
ce millionaires, is building a church fort
at Presbyterians at St. Augustine, Fla.
in is nearly completed, and will be, it
- said, one of the finest ecclesitstic
h- structures in America. It is compo
o in architecture and will cost, it is es
to mated, $400,000. Mr. Flagler intend:
to as a memorial of his daughter, who di
tw suddenly on a yacht off Charleston h
,b bar a few months since. Mr. Flag
sh jhas also built a handsome church for i
uMoit in St., Augustine.
PRIMUS JONES DEAU.
Tho Premature Ending of a U'eful and
Honorable LIfe- The Energette Georgia
Planter Who han Done So much for bi
Country, Passe- Away.
The Atlanta Constitution of Sunday
says: Prinus Jones died at 1:50 p. m.
yesterday. He had been ill for two
wceks with pant-m;nia, in his rooms at
the Hotel Weinweister, where he 'ad
all the nursing and attention that loving
hearts and tender hands could afford
Doctors Dan Howell, W. T. Stockton,
and Dr. Todd attended him, and despite
all their skill they were unable to avert
the course of the disease, which was one
of the most aggravated cases of pneuno
nia, caused f:om exposure, Mr. Joces be
ing a man who relied on his iron consti
tution and was ever indifferent to any
sort of exposure.
Thfe news of his death will carry sad
ness to tbe hearts of thousands who
knew, loved, admired and respected him
for his many splendid qualities of genu
Perhaps no mau was better known In
Georgia, and no man had more friends.
Ife was generous, warm-hearted, ener
getic, acd honorable in all his deaiings
with his fellow men. As a farmer he
ranked among the leading men of the
Sate, and as a legislator his actions
were all dicat-.d by m'tives that would
redound to the good of the country.
A B1tLLiANT CAREER.
Hon. Ptimus W. Jones was born in
eriwether county, May, 10th, 1846.
ie was the-sun of the famons "Cotton"
John Jones, whoze nauwe was a byword
among the planters of Georgia years ago,
when he used to Le the leading cotton
rowver of that section.
Young Prinus was but sixteen years
f age wheu h:s name was enrolled un
der the banners of the confederacy and
he marched with company F from Merl
etber as a part of the forty-first Georgia
regiment to join Bragg's army in the
west. For many months he followed that
flag, through all the grim vicissitudes of
Before the war closed he lost his
health, and vas compelled to leave the
HIS CAREER AS A FARMER.
His father sent him to his Baker coun
ty plantation, where young Primus com
mensed his career as a planter. In 1866
e produced the "first bale" that after
wards toade him famous as a farmer.
He loved the life of a planter, and he
stuck to he plantatiot.. He knew there
was money in cotton, aad he proceeded
o demonstrate the fact. Ever since
that time for a quarter of century, he
has proiuced the -fat bale" Prom year
to year, and has distauoed all competi
tors. People learned to expect that first
bale, season after season, and nobody
was ever able to break his record. Be
ides cotton Le raised vast amounts of
provision crops, and the "Primus Jones
watermelon" has attained a wide re'puta
At his death his farm c0n0.rf1,700
acres of fine las the greater ph I
which is in cultivation, and ne avcraged
last year thirty balea to the mule, be
sides his other crops. His estate is esti
mated at fifty tbousa.nd dollars, all of
which his been accumulated by sturdy
industry, in spite of the fact that he was
lavish and open-handed, and generous to
a degree. He owns, besides tis planta
tion, valuable real estate in Atlanta.
The Neal Loan and Banking company
were hi., bankers, a-id he did a great
deal of business with them.
BRUTAL BLACK CAPS.
A Neirro Womau Brntally Beaten by
Negro Women in South Carolina.
A strange story comes today fromn Al
lendale, a small hamlet in Barnwell
ounty, recar the scene a! the recent
inchings. Hattie Frazier, -a negro
oman, and her infant a month old, were
the victims of a queer biack-cap out
When the new of the butchery at
Barnwell Courtbouse reached the Allen
dale section, Hattie Frazier was one of
the negroes who did not join in the cho
rus of condemnation of the act. On the
contrary, she op)enly expressed the opin
ion that the murdered men had only got
what they deserved. Since thaatiume,
the woman has been in bad odor with
her race. She had received threats from
time to time, but treated them with
scorn. One night last week, however,
while asleep in her house with her in
fant, she was aroused by a noise indica
cating that some one was trying to get
in at the door. Not suspecting any
thing, she went with her child in her
arms to see what was the matter. Ar
riing at the door she was seized and
dragged away from the house, sut.jected
to a most brutal beating. The lynchers
were in masculine attire, and wore black
masks and caps. A fter beating the wom
an nearly to death they left with a warn
ing that they would return the next
night and finish her if she was found in
After the departure of th black-caps
the woman dragged herself back to her
house, where she found her child lying
on the ground. The next day she iden
tified two of her asailants. They were
negro women living in the vicinity, .and
were at once arrested and lodged in jail.
These women turned State's evidence
and confessed that the flogging was
done by a band of from 20 to 30 negro
women who were dressed in male attire
with black masks and caps, and who un
dertook to punish their victim fo:
her expression of opinion about
the Barnwell negros fate. Upon their
testimony, 15 negro nomen residing in
the vicinity were arrested
The affair has created considerable ex
citement in Baruwell county. Greal
efforts were made to keep the mattel
-quiet, but the story leaked cut to
-SAT ON HIS VICTIM'S CORPSE.
A South Carolina C-,r,er KAil aMa
Canid hilds th'e Inquesr.
C11ARLEsToN, S. C., Feb. 12.-Th
spectacle of a coroner holding an in
nquest o-er a man he hniself kille
S was presen ted recent:y in Fiorence cour
- tv. Coroner S. T. Birch shot and kille
S a' negro whom he caught in the act c
- stealing potatoes from his yard.
After the kiilir~g Burch came to tow
aud g...ve himself up to the sheriff. 1]
was released this morning on a writ<
1 habeas corpus and g i~ve con~d or $,0
e An inque:=t was held over the body ye
It terday morning, the coroner presidi
s5 ad the jury found a verdict in accor<
l with the. above facts.
t Geography.-Teaccer (to dull doy
e the class)--Which New Englanb Sta
r- has two capitals? Boy-New Hampshir
ler Teacher-Indeed Name them. Boy
h Capital N and ppital H.-Harpea
BUARU II!' AUMUUltULm.
AN IMPORTANr MEETING HELD IN
Re-election of Pe.ident Hagood-Phe
Phute LicenseN Granted-the Experlment
Lmttions Provided for-An Immilratles
A zent iRecognized-Favoring the Seheme
for a National Board of Agriculture..
luvestigating the Possibilities Okra
COLUMBIA, February 7.-The State
Board of agriculture met at 10 o'clock
this morning and remained in session
almost continuously until about 8 P. M.
To-night the follo wing information as to
its work was obtained: Ex-Governor
Hagood was unanimously re-elected
The department's four acre fish pond
lot in Columbia was turned over to
President McByrde tor the current year
to be used for experiment station.
The b'ord refused to grant the peti
tion of the State Agricultural Society
for an appropriation to be applied to &n
!gricultu:l experiment station near
Official recognition was graoted to R.
H. Ferguson, of Buffalo, N. Y.. who is
endeavoritg to plant colonies in South
Carolina. and the commissioner was
recommended to give him such assistance
in his work as he 'night deem -advisa
NATIONAL BOARD eF AGRICULTURE.
On motion of Col Duncan the move
ment init!ated by the New Jersey board
>f agriculture looking to the organism.
:ion of a national boarJ of agriculture
was endorsed, and the board promised
to have South Carolina represented at an
agricultural congress, which it is pro
posed to hold at Washington, in advo
acy of such a national board. The
board also endorses the proposition of
the New Jersey board that reports of
State boards of agriculture and State
horticultural societies be caused by Act
A Congress to be carried free in the
The board determined to continue
work at the Darlington and Spartanburg
periment station and made the usual
ppropriation of $5,000 eaeh for cary
ng on their work this year. ,
EXPERIMENTS wITH OERA.
The director, Mr. McBryde, was in
tructed to make experiments to ascertain
the quantity 'f okra stalks which can be
rown per acre on average upland and
ottom lands, and the cost per pound of
producing the fibre. The director was
instructed to make monthly, or as often
is practicable, to' the commissioner of
griculture for publication, reports of
the progress cf experimental work at
3ations and the result of such experi
ments as are of public interest.
TIE PRIZE ACRE OF CORN.
Governor Hagood offerel the follow
ing resolution, which was unanimously
-.The State board of r
a recognize with pride the
tact that in competition with the whole
United States the largest crop of corn
rown has been by a South Carolina far
mer. They further recognize the fact
that this is the largest authenticated
rop of Indian corn ever grown to the
cre in any part of the world: there
Resolved, that the thanks of the board
be aid are hereby tendered to Mr. Z. G.
Drake for the honor he has by his
achievement conferred upon his State
ad the demonstration he has made of
the possibilities of her soil .and cli
On Mr. Porcher's motion the board re
uested Mr. Drake to report to it the
results of future crops grown on the
prize acre, with the view of ascertaining
the continuing effect of the fertiliaera
used in making his famous erop.
It was determined to hold a State
Farmers' Institute at Ridae Spring,
Edgefield countv, if the citizens of the
county desire it held there, and to ea
curage the holding of county institutes.
N. G. G.
THE HAWES MURDER.
Dick Hawea 5'ays He Dired John Will.
to Kill His Family.
BuIMINGHAM, Feb. 10.-Dick Hawes,
who is under sentence of death for the
murder of his family here over a yea
ago, has made a confession. He named
John Wvlie as the murderer of his family,
and acl~nowledges hiring him to do it.
A telegram says Wylie has been ar
rested in Atlanta, and that he will be
brought here. Wylie denies all knowl
edge of the crime.
Queen Victoria's Narrow Escape.
The story comes from Ottawa, of the
narrow escape of Queen Victoria and her
attendants from a fatal railroad accident
in a tunnel in Derbyshire. The train
which bore the royal party, it is stated,
was in the centre of the tunnel, its loco
motive was broken down, and the loco
motive which was hurried to its assist
ance by the divisional superintendent
could not move the disabled engine, and,
of course, could not move the train be
hind it. While matters were in this
shape another train dashed into the tun
nel, and was only prevented from plung
ing into the rear coaches of the Queen's
train by the warning reports of three
torpedoes exploded in succession on the
track. Happily, the signals were beard
and the threatened collision was avoided,
and the Queen and the members of her
escort escaped with their lives.
It is srue, as is mentioned casually in
the dispatch, that the incident which is
so thrillingly described occurred about
forty years ago, out the knowledge of it
has been thoughtfully withheld from the
public until now. It is perfectly proper
and timely therefore, to say that we are
sincerely glad that the royal party escaped
from their perilous position without in
jury, and to express the hope that they
have fully recovered by this time from
the severe fright which they experienced
In their youth.--News and Courier.
Going Nearer tile Raw Material.
SAn important machiue manufactur
-ing company in Pennsylvania, have
concluded to erect at Meridian, Mis
sisipjA, a building for the moanufac
ture 01 ear~4in products of' their w orks,
which have a l'arge sale in the South.
~Hitherto the iron used in these manu
factories has been shipped from Bir
mingham and Chattancoga, and the
- product reahipped into the South.
Business sense has dictated that a loca
tion for the manufacture of these..ass
particular goods shall be found nearer
the region of the raw material and
near the market as well. Therefare,
M ~eridian has been Ghosen,
eTwo Birds with One Stone.-Ted
What a lucky fellow he is! Ned-I
s shoud'say so. His fiancee's birthday
amn a Christmas.-Harper's Bazar.