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S. L Al Iu U L -i.
BIL V Ta L.
HE GIVES HIS EXPE.iENCES ON A
CERTAIN DOMESTIC OCCASION.
And ne -auk or a ( aTltky (f subject i
at Yy Fr"ee ami E'asy 31anner.i
I thuglit it was Sheicrimani. No, I
did 't eithecr-t. somuehow it remninded
me of Sherman. We had company
for dinmer-chldren and gran-chil
dren and other kinfolks, and were
winding up the general re-past with
strawberries aid cream when sud
denly there was a clap of thaunder
that shook tlie eleniwts and brought
a storm of wint and rain and hail so
swiftly th at it stopped the feminine
conversation. Mrs. Arp looked at.
me and I loo ked a'. her for a mo
ment. Ticre was a wild racket and
a rattiing overhid and against the
wnNUdo.ws, and in the back hall. like a
thousand guns had onIaed tre upon
our de'o d houselld. Tim long
back h;1 was oen to the wind aid
the hail-one~s rolld and bounced
furiou'st throu. i and into tie
front 11and1 covered the fioor.
Most of rk.e marbles. but
many wr- :- *V-ehmts, and
suha falor .i as .at b.eenl scu
i thes parNts fo .rr and yeaurs.
The wind lew like aorung eyelo,
and took a,1lla to close the win
dows and slatm the doors. Mrs. Arn
looked out aiid exclaimed: --Oh the
pit. J., .ust see tie hail crashing
through the glass." The horse :id
the cow were grazing in the front lot,
and sudde-1)y waked up to the sitaa
tion, and set out on a run. and ai
loped round an-d round, but found na
place of ref u;e. The peacock seroar
ed, and made for the House. but ii
beautifl tail was in his way. He
had too much rudder for his ship.
and soon found himself away down:
in the grove. To,) much tail is bad
dressing for anything in a storm.
Old Fido, our superannuated dog
gave an indignant bark, and slowly
trotted to the piazza. The -leave
and twigs from the forest trees i
the lawn filled the. air and tra'veled
with the storm. The ground was
white with hail, and it banked uy
against the house and fence several
inches deep. Iwouldlike to be up in the
clouds and see how that thing is done.
The children screamed with delighi
and wonder, for they had never seer
anything like it before, but it was nc
delight to me, for I knew that it car
ried destruction in its pathway. I
thought of. the farmers' cotton thai
had just made a narrow escape fron:
the frost. I thought of my garder
and green-house, and all the pretty
flowers and plants that I had toiled
'so faithfully over to please Mrs Arp.
I could see them bend and shrinls
before the icy blast that stripped
them of their leaves and flowers
More work; more work for me, I ru
minated. And sure enough m3
beautiful squash vines that werE
just beginning to bloom are torn all
to pieces, and so are my butter bean
that were just reaching their young
tendrils to the poles.
I said I thought of Sherma-I al
ways think of him in May when the
strawberries come. Just twenty-su
years ago we had a strawberry feasi
one night at our home-strawberry
and cream for supper and a little
later on old Sherman began to scat.
ter his unfeeling shells right over th<
house, and we all waked up to the
that General Johnston had ordered
another fall back, and that Rome was
being abandoned to her fate. I hai
partaken too much of strawberries
and cream and they were holing:
secession meeting within my corpo
rate limits. but all suffering and beni
up as I was we had to get up and de
part those coasts prematurely, in the
darkness of a foggy night, and mean
der away to parts unknown with vig
ilance and alacrity. All night long
we hustled from the foul invader and
left our beautiful home to his merca
and our strawberries and cow to hi!
appetite. And that's why I though1
of Sherman when the hail-storn
broke up omur feast.
But it is all right. I can plan
more beans and more squashes.
Shave already planted my garden twic<
this spring, and I can plant it again
It is not near so bad as war, and
thanks to the good Lord for his mer
cies, we are not running from Slher
man now with a one-horse rockawa:
full of infantry and the materntal an
cestor looking back every few minute:
to see if the yankees were comning t<
take them from her. But now every
1 hing is calm and serene. There arn
some litile disturbance in the politica
horizon, but they will soon pasi
away. Just before an election ther<
are so many fellows "sidewipin
around huntin' for the orthograph:
of an office," as Cabe says, that th<
people do get eicited a little, but i
will soon pass away. Them what i
in want to stay iii just one morn
term, they say, so as to wind up thei
business, but its alway's one mor<
term. It's like "tomorrow"' tha
never comes. TheseAlliance men an
going to wake up the old veterai
politicians for one time I reckon. bu
they 1.ad better watch their leai
horses, for some of them won't pull
pound except they are in the lead
and they are not worth a cent to holc
back when the wagon is on the dowr
grade. Watch your lead horses,J
say. A long time ago there was
know-nothing party that called them.
selves the American party, and theia
motto was, "Put none but American
on guard tonight." It was a party o:
good principles and good patriotisir
and good intentions, but ambi
tious men got at the head of it and
they wouldn't work anywhere but ii
lead, and they run away and turned
the wagon over and spilt the contents,
one of whom I was which. It was
an oathbound secret organization and
on that account was attacked by
Alex Stephens and others, and was
overthrown. Well, it does make at
outsider feel helpless. Idon't wonder
that our members of Congress ar
disturbed and our aspiring lawyers
who would like to go to the Legisla
ture, but we can all risk the farmers
one time and then judge them by
their works. If they do any worse
then send Larry Giantt to Congress]I
don't care. He wants fifteen cents
for cotton, but let him go. I traveled
with seventy five women to Rome and
back to Atlanta last wveek and they
were all for Larry because of that
splendid tribute to woman he had in
his paper-that penitent confession
that he had not been as considerate a
husband as he should have been.
These good w~omen were on a State
tempenee mission to Rome. but I
dont think thiey alluded to Larry's
exalted Mn. perance( proelivities. It
wa' U: '' '&g iL ihis late sui1
the nmue uma at lilled i.L:m
with ad. t. Mthey were not
for Colonel Slaugh?ten or anything or
for any T4c is the high rail
road mentiwi~ogive.s nhmau! n
to excursions-, ftnd 1.reued,0cm
A(eld oiee.-A a , ed
said one of themu. * y n canl
start out on a chamapagne or wiLSkey
excursion, and go anywhcre for a
nonmial fare; but here are seventy
five noble women. whose mission is
to save the young aen from ruin and
sIave the State a n sae &r ads and
everything lse. faid l. Slaughter
says you haven't got women! -nough
-You iust pay i'l [ wish
the Colonel could a - there.
He would have thoughd thcre were
woniwn enough. My op~inionI is there
were 150, at least. One good woman
ought to be counted as two men.
anvhow. I cc.unt ta my
h111. C0lonelSlaug A. d -!( better
recollsider and refmI that 10 money.
Tile llission of ilts noble wonu-n is
wvorth more to the railroads than a
,we!s. (-Xcursion1. It enubr.lces the(
ood sober conduct - irn ofli
&:ds, from the prestents to the
brakemen. and will gie mem' sober
",tniel's who won't get hurt and
ithn sue for damages. I had rather
be Larry Gantt than Colonel Slaugh
ter now. I don't know where Larry's
fan" is nor tl - size of his Cott)l
pa1h. )ut 1e may have ifteenl cents
a poundl fo all the cotton he raises,.
and nobody will complhin. We are
all for Larry at uy house. Bi. An r.
GAMBLING RU!NE'I HIM.
D>rummer R ohd -ion GeSAl fint!) Regenftvin
& Co.of Atlanta.
Adolph Robertson. the traveliin.
siesnal of j. llegenstein & Co. of
Atlanta, who was recently arresedin
Opelika, Ala., ha s mllade a full col
He says 'Ie g:unbledaway ins firimA
money and is short -1.110.25. He
denies, however. that he comm!litted
forgery. with which he has bei
chargedas the drafts he had -ashed
were signed in his ().;n name :mdc
drawn on the house that emuployed
him. Robertson was 1roighlt tc
Atlanta and a warrant was swori
out against him for lareny afti
Robertson wvas called on at tht
station house by a number of He
brew friends who offered to do what
lay in their p..ow. to help him. H<
furnished the names of those whc
won from him Regenstein & Codu
moiley, and the parties will be called
upon to return it. If this is prompt
ly done.perhap a settlement will be
effected and the case against thc
drummer not prosecuted.
Otherwise sensational develcp
I ments are threatened. Robertsor
wants the money to turn over to lm
employers to stop the prosecution,
Should it not be forthcoming his in
tention is said to be to expose al]
those who played poker with him ir
Alabama, among them some official
of the highest local standing in Bir
mingham and Opelika.
ALIVE IN HER COFFIN.
She SIts Up, Moans, Fanls Black Dead, and
. is Barica.
NEWPOR T, liY., May 22.-The .wifi
of John Korb, 40 years of age, hivmn
on the river road near Four-Mills,
ws to appearances dead last Monday
after a long spell of sickness. Th<
body was prepared for burial, and or
Wednesday._.gile the pall bearerl
ere carrying the~ casket -irem th<
church, they heard a noise inside th<
coiin, and upon removing the lid the
woman was found to be alive, but tot
weak to speak.
The greatest consternation amonl
relatives and others in attendance en
sued. When the woman opened he1
eyes womenl screamed and ran aboul
as if demented. Some fainted
Many of the men lost their presenc<
of mind, and it was only when th<
woman sat up that aid was extended
She could not speak, and was evi
dently frightened at her situation
She was taken into the church ani
made comfortable while a physiciai
was sent for. Before he arrived th<
woman moaned, started toan uprigh
position, and then fell back dead.
The physician on arrival pronouncei
her dead, and she was buried at once
There is mu ich excitement in th<
neighbothood, and many believe sh<
should not have been buried.
A Brooklyn Man, While Asleep, Cags ane
NEw YORE, May 22.-Frank. D
Echemendia, a Cuban music teache:
who had just begun business at 481
State street, Brooklyn, took a nove
method of bringing his name befor
the public. On Thursday mornin
ne failed to appear at the breakfas
table, and when some of his fellow
boariers visited his room they founi
him bound and gagged on the bed ani
in a dazed conadition, as though h<
had been chloroformed. He was im
mediately released. A handkerchie:
was tightly bound about his head
and his hands had been tied behini
his back. His 14-year-old brothel
Albert, who occupied the room wit]
him, said he had been awakened b:
his brother's moans but he could
throw no light on how he came to b<
When Mr. Echemendia recovere.
his senses he said he was unable tc
explain the condition in which I<
was found, except on the hypothesis
of robbery. It was found that hih
clothing had been rifled, and his
watch, chain, key and $4.50 in mon
y had been taken. When the case
was reported to Capt. Earley of thc
tenth precinct he assigned Detectivc
Reynolds to make an investigation,
and that officer very soon succeeded
in establishing the fact that Eche
mendia had gagged himself. A search
of the room disclosed the missing
valuables, and the bottom was knock
ed out of the sensation.
After Detective Reynolds had sat.
isfied himself that the gagging was
done by the man himself Echemen
dia accompanied him to the station
house and there acknowledged to
Capt. Earley that he must have done
the tying himisel. He said that he
was a somnambulist, and though he
has no recollection of anything that
happened after he retired to bed, lhe
(jqite certaiin that no one except
eself had any hand in the matter.
-The United States Supreme
Court was rendered an opinion hold
ing to be unconstitutional the law
of Mnnesota requirinlg that all thc
fesh meats. sold in the State shall be
Icut from amnimls slaughtered within
th ~State and inspected twventy~our
rs!! beft- .. wh ihter. The caeis~
rv ID. Barber, na an is f great inter
est to the dr essed beef men,.tt who wiu
| n ecse.
A DEAD FACE AT HIS WINDOW.
sheka IUoirib)X 1)i-<.Very Shtde by a hurt
of; a litisburg Hotel.
Pra rmaSay 22.---estterday
:t -ust of oe's5 HoteI. wNas
-makene-md from h is 4wiunr by
mIjthing like a tapping at his win
dow. He got up in bed and
nected out into Le night, and was
thrilled with horror to see the white
face of a corpse. The body was hang
ing by a chain arotud its neck from
a window on the floor above, and the
wind in swaying it about caused the
n1oise that awakened 'Waggoner. The
ev.s of :he corpse were wide open,
anld the 1: ands were clasped together.
A.; soon as lVaggoner recovered
ron the shock he alarmedtlic house
hohl. Tie body proved to be that of
. ino. Smith. an oil driller. He had
gone to his room alout midnight,
taken the cha1in used as a fire escape.
wrapped it twice ar xid his neck and
swung out of the window, where he
hun111g until he was strangled to death.
Seve'al years ago Smith lived in
Ebensburg. A mxurder was commit
ted there in which he was implicated
with a manx named Bowls and another
named Brooks. Bowls fled and
Brooks was killed. Then S;nith
turned State's evidence and got clear,
but he was from that time on known
in the oil country as the niiarderer of
John Smith. To be called 1 this
name preyeid upon his mind and led
to his suicide.
UNVEIUNG OF LEE'S STATUE.
Extensive i'retrations for the Event--A
Let ter'jvron: .Xrs..Jefferson Davis.
RienoMxn. XVa., May 19.-Exten
sive preparations continue to be
made to receive the military and vet
erans who will attend the nveiling
cereonoies of the Lee statue on thea
29th in4t. Among the distinguished
unests who have aILready signified
thicr inten ton of being present arc
G enerl Dabney Hf. Maury. M. C.
Butler, James Longstreet. Senato'
John S. Barbour, GovernJor Daniel
E. Fowle, Colonel Charles Marshall,
General Maarcw J. Wright, R. L.
Walker, Colonel Charles S. Tenable,
Geileras A. L. LongJo-iz'ph E. John
son and B. '1. Johson.
The olowing le(ttvr was received.
from Mrs. Jeltere:n D-lvis:
UE.1rVon: HoUsl, Lay 1. 1890
To His excellency Governor P. I.
McKinney. President of the Lec
Monument Association: Dear Sir
Plea:-;e accep.. On the part of my
daughter. who is still in France. and
from me my sincere thanks for you
kind invitation to be present at the
unveiling of the statue of our great
general. R. E. Lee. His fame is the
proud heritage of all the Souierr
people. and our whole family feel in
tensely gratified by the knowledge
that a fitting nonumenxt has beer
reared to perpetuate his wisdom an1
valor in the beloved city that he sc
long and ably defended.
Sorrow and physical infirity will
- prevent my being with you. I trus
that nothing will mar the grace anc
dignity of the ceremony over whiel
you will preside and to which th<
Southern people havelooked forwari
with such glad expectations. Believt
me, dear sir. your's faithfully,
V. JEFFE1soN DAvIs.
A HORROR IN HAVANA.
Explosion of a Barrel of Powder in
Burning BUilding-Twenty- two People
Killed and One Hundred Wounded.
HAVAN, May 22.-At. 11 o'cloel
Saturday night lire broke out 11
Ysasi's hardware store. In a shor
time the flames reached a b~arrel o:
powder in the building and a terrilil
explosion followed. The whole strue
ture was blown to pieces, and tw~enty~
two persons were killed.
Among the dead are four fire chiefs
Senores Miussett Jenicoviech, Osca:
Conill and Francesco Ordenez, an<
the Venezuelan 'rnsul, Senor Fran
cesco Silva, who happened to be ia
front of the building at the time o
the explosion. In addition to the
killed over one hundred persons were
IThe explosion caused the wildes
iexcitement thr'oughout the city, ant
thousands flocked to the scene of dis
aster. The Governor General, civi
Governor and all the principal au
thorities of the city were promptly 0:
the ground and did everything i2
their' power to aid the injured anm
calm the grief of the stricken relative
of the victims.
Several houses adjacent to th
wrecked building were damaged b,
Gangs of men are at work on th
debris. Many human limbs hav
been taken from the ruins. The rela
t ives of missing persons supposed t<
1 be in the ruins are gathered on th
spot, and as the bodies are brough
out the scenes are most distressing
SThe conduct of the authorities i;
the subject of universal praise. Th<
highest oflicials have incurred per
sonal risk in conducting the searci
for the dead and have ofl'ered the usa
of their' own carriages to conv~ey thi
injured to hospitsls. Ysasi, proprie
tor of the wrecked hardware store
has been arrested.
It is feared that there are severa
more victims in the ruins. Over th<
the theatres an' Chamber of Comn
merce anid many other buildings flage
arc hanging at half-mast. Every
where are signs of mourning. Up ti
the present time the number of deat
The Republican Plan.
The plan of the Republicans in th<
House is said to be to allow each mai
of that side to file his protest anm
make his speech against features o:
the bill likely to be unpopular witi
his constituents,. but all will vote fo2
it as a whole. several Republican
Presidential iispirants in the Senate
-however, have theft' knives out, and
will hack and cut the bill in such
-way that McKinley will not recognizi
it upon its return to the House. Ii
is said to be the intentionl of Allison
Sherman anid Cullom to put a knif(
into McKinley's Presidential aspir'a
tions by cutting his bill to pieces.
The Clemson College.
GREENvILLE, S. C., May 22-At a
meeting of the Clemson College trus
tees, held at Pendlet on on Tuesday
and Wednesday, a large amount of
detail work in connection with the
beginning of operations on the Col
lege buildings at Fort Hill was dis
p)osd of. The contract for three
nlon b.ricks was given to Poole &
Co., of Newberry, and a contract for
sawing the iumbler, to be secured on
the place. was let to Griffin & Co.. of
Pickens. Bruce & Morgan, of At
lnta, were chosen architects for tile
College buildings. Arrangements
were made for working a force of
twentv conviets just received from
the Peniitentim-Iy. The Er'st wvork will
be done on the experimenlt siationi
and laboratory buildings, the inten
tion being to have the .station ready
fohpra~n y October.
THE FAIRMERS) UcmER-:.:
S-,.eontiCon-, itationo Thxose Oppon:d
t.) tizm .ctionl of thle Karch iovnin
e-afIc.ni Tilh1131 i annerPIS' C-11
frn be:mII its; sessim i P: the sit
I il~ 1(101 ,! Swit( ~d J( eIoli'. a :t)9
'l'ck thisP morni. The several
count'.es were represeinted as follows:
bbeville--Ellis G. Graydon: Ai
ken-A. WV. Cush manl aid Claude E.
Sawyer: Anderson-Lewis J. Camp
bell: Barnwell-L. W. Yomnans:
Berkeley-C. St. G(. Sindkr: Charles
ton--W. G. Hinson: Chester-R. T.
Mockbee: Clarendon-J. A. Mills. S.
J. McFadden and W. M. Plowden:
Edgefield-T. I. Denny; Fairfield
Thomas XW. Woodward and T. L.
Johnson; Florenct-E. W. Johnson;
Georgetown-S. M. Ward: Horry
Jeremiah Smith: Kershaw-A. H.
Bovkin and H. Baum: Laureus-W.
G. Sullivan and S. 1). Garlington;
Maxion-D. W. Betlhea; Newberry
J. R. Davidson: Orangeburg-J. A.
Peterkn 'in I Dr. J. W. Summers;
Richland-J. C. F. Sims: Spartan
biug-J. W. Stribling: Sumter-John
J. Dargan: Williamsburg-Edward
Harper. York-Iredell Jones.
It will be seen that twenty-four
counties vere represented by thirty
one conferees. The counties of Ab
beville. Aiken. Berktley. Chester.
Edgeich. Florence. Georgetown,
Horry ad Newberry. which were
not represented at the first Confer
ence, had conferees present to-day,
while the conferees who attended the
first meeting from Br avort, Colle
ton, Ciesterfield ;ii :u I HIOnl ITere
unable to be presOInt. but sent letters
expressinlg thir earty sulpport of
the objects of the conferencev.
Messrs Iraydon and Sawyer are
not farmers, but are leeplterested
in the movement, and were adiutted
to the Conference.
The Conference wNas not a pIllic
one. sitting with closed doors. There
wa no occasion for ipblicity, how
ever, as the discussions w(re desul
tory and connittee-like. Nearly all
the conferees spoke. giving reports
of the condition of sentiment in their
several counties and their individual
opinions as to the best course to
It was early made manifest that a
convention would not be called.
Speeches for and against such aetion
were made, but when a vote was had
only three or four voted for a con
vention. The large majority did not
desire to adopt any plan which sa
vored of Tillanism or looked likE
going outsidelof theDemocratic party.
The Anti-Tillman Conference met
again at 3.30 and after voting down
propositions to nominate a candidate
for Governor and to appoint a cam
paign committee adjourned. Mem
bers of the conference subsequentl.
met and discussed the availability oi
various prominent gentlemen for thE
office of Governor. A poll being ta
ken, it was found that a majority ex
pressed themselves in favor of Gen
John Bratton, of Fairfield, Col
James L. Orr, cf Greenville, being
close second. It is understood thai
when the conferees go home those it
favor of Gen. Bratton will interesi
themselves in having letters writter
to him from their counties request.
ing him to announehimself as a can
didate. This is news picked up her<
and there. The conferees when ap
proached said, what was true, that th<
Conference itself had taken no action
-that they would like to get as man:
Scandidates as possible out: tha1
whatever was 'lone would be
pone unoficeially and that the expres
sion of opinion would bind nobody
A conferee stated that there was
a very strong feeling that Col. Ort
-was the most available man, buti
had been found impossible to ascer
tain whether he would make the race
if requestedato do so. His associates
he said, did not want to leave with
-out expressing a preference, whie]
Swould indicate a nucleus for commo.
action. A number of the conferee!
left on this afternoon's and to-night'
trains. Some will remain until to
morrow. The situation does no
seem to have been affected much b:
the Conference. What is done here
-after will be by individuals. Any on<
1who becomes a candidate will have<
fair showing to develop his strengt]
but those who propose to run shoul
not put off the start too long.
Col. John J. Dargan wa~s asked to
day whether he would not meet C:1pt
Tillmnan at Eastover, in this county3
on the 28th inst., and have a littli
public talk with him about that "Ju
'las" business. He said: "The cit
izens of Eastover originally invitei
Capt. Tilman and me to addres:
them on that day. I accepted th<
invitation, but was then informei
that Capt. Tillmnan would not b<
there, and that the meeting wat
strictly an Alliance gathering. Nov
I think these strictly Alliance gath
erings are very much neoded at tli
time all over the State, and I wouli
not like such a purpose on the par
of the people of Eastover to be de
feated, but at the same time it wouli
have suited me very well indeed i:
the original programme could hav<
been carried out, as it will be a greal
disappointment to the people of ad
,oning counties who were invited t<
attend and hear the joint discussion.'
Col. Dargan was told that the Green
ville News had suggested that any per
sonal issue between himself and Capt.
Tillman should be settled at som<
other than the Democratic camnpaigr
meeting at Anderson. He re-plicd
-I would infinitely prefer meetint
Capt. Tillmnan at a time and plac<
which would not interfere wit]
any regular Democratic meeting
at which meeting the charge againsi
me might be fully stated and freel:,
met, but if no such meeting can bt
had, and the people of Anderson pre
fr not to have the discussior
there the people of Sumter will cer
tainly accept Capt. Tillmnan's propo
sition and hear him at the meeting ii
that city, although I don't 'desire the(
advantage of confronting him in
my own county, One thing is eer
tain, the meeting between us is inev
itable, and I would prefer that it
occur at the earliest day possible.
Met by me Capt. Tillmnau will be,
evenl if I have to wait until he goes
to Sumter. You can say that a meet
ing in Edgefield or Laurens will be
entirely satisfactery to me. Let
Capt. Tiinan namec the timec nd
place.-Speci-dl toNews and Courier.
Two Youthf'ul Fiends.
MIANceHEsTER. N. H., May 1 9.-Ludie
Danielson and Alex Anderson. aged
12 and 17 years respectively, were ar
rested last night on complllaint of the
mother of Charles B. Howe, a deli
cate 10-year-old lad, charging them
with acts rivaling those perpetrated
ry Jesse Pomneroy.
It is alleged that the boys took
Howe into a shed, stuck p)ins into
neariy every part of his body, poured
boiling water on him, burned his face
with powder, and left him insensible.
'TMS OF INTEREST.
aLs : (i oa tfor the Litir in
-Foreign coal to tl! mon o 7.
.10 torns entered theLL Fi1:eiseo
port during April.
-The MIaine Savings Bank in Port
land has 325 unknown depositors.
of which number twenty.-six have not
troubled their deposits since 1859.
.-A London gravedigger died re
cently while pursuing his calling, his
dead body being found iii a grave by
those who wentin search of him.
--D young lady. 19 years of age,
named CyrenaA. Boyd, died at Sacra
mento. Cal., of blood-poisoning caused
by having h-er ears pierced.
-At a sale of autographs in Lon
don a letter of Queen Victoria, dated
1854, and telling what charming skat
ing parties they had at Christmas.
brought 14 Ss.
-The young woman of Wilkes.
barre. Pa., who married the Mexican
giant in a rink at Scranton before 3,000
people has returned, disgusted with
-Some 3,000 women of Greece
have petitioned their government for
puldie schools in which all female
subijcts may be educated in the lib
eral arts and industries.
-The new German milizary rifil
has a range of 3.900 yards, and will
shoot through the bodies of six men
standing o )(hiid the other at a
distance of seven pace-s.
-Stamling near the yard at Jona
than Farmers. in Oglethorp' county.
Georgia. is a I ed cak tree, which
lmleasurcs t wenty seven feet in ciremn
ference two feet from the ground.
It is hollow, and the recess within is
sufficiently large to acconnuodate
half a dozen men.
-Grasshoppers are very numtroM
on the Grass VAlley slope of the
Sierra Nevada. In the edge of it
snow line they come forth in greal
munilbrs. As the edge of the snoN
erelps up the mountain the grass
hoppers rise out of the yet moisi
-A chili of six years old in Mar
chester. M1e.. drank half a pint o:
whiskey that had becen obtained foi
medicinal purposes, and two days af
ter died of alcoholic poisoning.
-Nature plays queer freaks witl
the flower seeds sent oat by th
Agricultural Department at Wash
ington. A man received a package
of seeds labeled '-gi:mt pansy- plante(
tiem in a flower bed and soon had
s1ai -rop of turnips, while a numbe:
of seeds labeled "kouble pinks" pro
duced. Iong-leck squashes.
-Th latest experiments mada
wit, carrie-r niigeons in connectio
with I'e various European armie!
show that the normal velocity of th<
carrier in calm weather and for i
short distance is about 1,210 yards :
minte. With a very strong wind ii
the direction of the flight a bird ha:
eacihed 1.900 yards a minute.
A Comit tees PartI isanship.
The sub-committee of the Hous,
committee on elections, which won
to Arkansas to investigate the Clay
ton murder, will, it is said, out c
courtesy to Mr. B3reckinridge, dela;
its report until his retini. Itis uni
derstood the report will be of th
most radical partisan character. Th
committee permitted their investiga
tion to be managed entirely by th
brother of the deceased Clayto
and his counsel. The only infractio
iof the dignity of the committee an<
the only disorder of any kind attend
ing~ its sittings. was when Mc~lurt
Sthe counsel for the Claytons, delibel
ately marched up and slapped in th
face one of the witnesses on t
other side. If this had been don
by one of Mr. Breckinridge's friend:
it would have been her alded all ovc
Sthe North as an instance of the r-u:
fianism of the Southern Democrac2
tAs it was, it will be quite safe t<
~predict, no criticism will be passe
upon it in the report of the com
Smittee, as no rebuke was administe:
ed by the chairman of the committe
at the timne it occurred. Of a thous
Iand or more witnesseR summonei
nine-tenths or more ~were negroe!
The object of summoning them wa
to prove they bad voted for Claytor
and their votes were not countet
SAfter all a numrber of them swor
they had voted for Breckinridge. Th
committee proposes to examine sonm
Imore witnesses in Washington, whic
Sis entirely unnecessary, as the ctharat
ter of its report has long since bee:
A Remarkable Maariage,
A letter from Scotland Neck, N. C.
-to the Richmond Dispatch says:
remarkable marriage occurred nea
Lewiston a few days ago. Somec-twi
years ago a <iuartermaster in th,
United States army at Fort Rjile
Kan., advertised for a female corres
pondent with a view to matrimony
A young lady in Bertie County nam
ed Eliza Drew jokingly answered th<
advertisement. She could not rcat
nor write, but some friend wrote fo:
-her- Her letter was answered. phc
tographs were exchanged, and it i:
said that one hundred and fifty let
ters passed between them. The young
lady was poor. had worked in th<
field, cooked and washed all her lif<
is not good looking, weigrhs 22'
nounids, andi wears a No. 8 si-oe. Sh<
wrote the young army officer all tihes<
facts, but to the surprise of every
body he camne a short time ago wit]
plenty of money, stayed a few day:
at the girl's house, gave her mone;
to dlress herself up, and married bet
He took her ofT on a bridal tour t<
Washington city. Ho says he wil
-show her somnething of the world
bring her hack to see her parents anc(
then take her t~o Kansas."
-Ex-Senator (Thas. W. Jones. o:
Florida, has been adjudged insan<
and committed to St. Joseph Ikereal
by Probate Judge Durfee.
-The Chinamien of Astoria, Ore.
are amusing themselves with a huge
top made out of an empty t sventy
ive pound white lead keg. A squarc
opernig is cut in the side, and it
takes three men to spin it. one to heki
the top and two to pull the string
with a stick which sets it in motion.
While spinning it sounds like the
whistle of a steamer and can be heard
throe0 blocks away.
It is said that the canvass for the
Spe'akership of the necxt House has al
ready begun. It is a sigrnificant fact
that all the gossip on the subject refers
to Democratic aspirants. It seezos to
be universally admitted that the next
House wiui be Detuocratic. The country
could ha rdly standI another such House
as that nlow performLig in Washing
1 Chlifean Tii , ti( ! 1 -the
4iiuetlsp nsI fr7)1 mvt'' hi Jt'sh i-e
of Chilino Vi-jo. Itsiend of grievin,
the i re 1 solved to take advantage
hi absen( to obt:ln possession of
1 spm-perty. hle was; prevallent
at the thue, and she procured the
body of a man who had died of the
(pidemic and had it clandestinly con
veyed tot her house. There it was de
cently coftined and she said that her
husband had died of cholera. The
nature of the disease did :not allow of
the customary waking, and burial
quickly followed death. After erect
ing a tombstone to his memory the
disconsolate widow took legal steps
and soon obtained possession of all
the property. A few days ago the
husband. who has i)cen carrying on
business inl Con-peiou, turned up in
Chilian Vuijo. What promises to be
a cause celebre has already begun.
Killed as they Prayed.
BERLIN. May 22.-The village of St.
Mahlen, near Hildesheim. has been
visited recently by several hail storms
which have done a great deal of dam
age. Today the people gathered in
the church to pray for a cessation of
the storms. While the services were
in progre-s a thunder storm came up
and the ciurch was struck by light
ning. Four persons were instantly
killed, and twenty were injured, four
being rendered completely blind.
The people were panic stricken and
in the mad rush for the doors, two
chihlren were crushed to death.
Mills to the Farmer's Alliance.
Representative Mills has answered
th. letter of the Farners' Alliance 0:
Milan county, Texas, asking him tc
favor the establishment of sub-treas
uries. His answer is published ir
the National Democrat, and contaiin
He xays when the governeni-nt ba
gis to take charge of cotton. wheat
corn, oais and tobacco it will go on
:ld in time bacon, pork. beef. butter
cheese, lard, hay and all other farn
products will demand that govern
meit take their surplus and advanc
them 80 per cent. on it.
lie adds that the only way in whici
the farmer can be helped is by th<
success of the tariff reform for whic
- Cleveland fought and fell. Regret
fully he declines to support the A
In closing he says. 'I am too o
- to ch:mge my convictions. I am I
Demo rat because I l)ieve that th
l great sum of the woes which hu
t manity suffers comes from a disrc
gard of Denocratic principles. I cal
- afford to retire to private life, but'.
ciin not afford to share the guilt c
participating in that which will brin:
i distress and suffering to millions c
5 my fellow citizens."
A uncl to the Dea.th.
SEALE, Ala.. May 22.-A duel to th
death was fought here between Loui
Smith and Edward Elkins. travelin
salesmen from Montgomery, Ala. -
year ago the two men quarreled o:
account of a young lady both wer
2 paying attention to. They did nc
tsee each other again until yesterda
~when they met on a country road b
accident. Both drew pistols an
opened fire at the same time. At ill
thir-d shot a bali struck Elkins in th
breast, killing him almost instantly
Smith is thought to be fatall
1Thc Macklenburg Ann iversary.
SCUAntOTTE. N. C., May 20.-Tb
one hundred' and fifteenth annive:
sary of thec Meckdenburg Deelar-atio:
of Independence was celebrated her
to-day. Senator Vance was the or-t
t or of the day. In his speech he sait
every aggieved cla.ss seeking redlres
e ould be careful not to let redres
he turned into revenge. Governo
Fow~le and State Auditor Sanderli:
2The finest trades parade ever see:
in this city was muade by the loc:
m ierchants, assisted by- four- militar
com1pL1anie and nine lire c-omupame
There were four- enbiries for the mili
etavy prize drill-Raleigh Stat
Guards. Wilmington Light Infantra
Monroe Light Infantry and Charlott
Hornet's Nest Riflemen. The Wi
mington c-ompan~y wxon the first priz
of .'O00: Char-lottc the second. 610(
and Monroe the third, .$25. Th
fiemen's prize contests and the ban,
otsts wdll take place to- morrox
The State iremen's Association is
L--According to a California pape
the Chinese at San Jose, Cal., leas
property from white men for twelx
months in the year and e-narge thei
tenants for thirteenmnontis. there bt
ing this inumy months in the Chines
2 l_-C~tiforniia has a fruit pest in th
gray linnetit. far worse and muox
damaging to fruit raisers than th
-English sparrow. If some means ax
not systematically anid methodicall;
adopted to exterminate this bix
there wvlll be very little pr*fit in fr-ui
raising in those sections where decid
u ous fruits are exciusively 1r~du-ed
- -_ExPresid-nt Cleveland, in th,
SI evnt of attending the Garfield mcmo
rial dediention in Cleveland, Ohio. thit
week. will be teindereda rCeeption~ bU
the Thurman Club, the leading Demi
oeratie- or-aguiz:tin of that city. Tan
reception will include a serenade am
-the presentatijon of an elegant bon
quet of Power:;. Every miani of th<
club will appear in full unifor-m.
-It is stated that Senator Mat
thew Stanley Quay has at last deter
mined that there is no0 mxore viirtut
in silene-e. He therefore proposes ic
bring action for libel against Tht
World, andi possibly against severa
other newspa per~s that have atssisted
in exposing is rec-ord as an embez'.
zlr and defaulter. The Pexnnsylvam
-nia boss has tried "dignified silence,
-on temptuous silence" and several
other brands.but found the-m all pow
e-less to r-hieve the embarrassmnent
of his position. He has therefort
r-ached the conclusion that some
thing else imust be0 done to stemi the.
tide of popular disapproval that i
setting so strongly against him.
-The rep~ort of the sub-committee
of the House judiciary committee-,
which went to Georgia aind Alabamas
to investigate the chiarges that the
oi ials of Federatl -oturts arc in tne
habit of making fictitious zurrests to
. utply their fees,. ha~s not yet been
pr1epared. bult it is understood that
they were convinced of the accuracy
of the charges. and1( that the report
will be0 a vigoroeus one. They will
p~robably reconuend investigation of
the methodls of the marsh:dls and
other court officials in the bac-k coun
Eatmag With a ni
0 f Ye'
vat ih i forkI atheapnchg
'i:me~r ortK. "l-l try not to forget,
'.t de:i. 2: 1 wa't brought uip to it.
:to do what they'e br.ought
lie did hiot remember at the dinner
narty. Ilis knife went to his mouth a
dozen times. Next day. when the fam
iiv was (ining aloe., the old judge dt
tected his son, Frank, with his knife at
-E"ating with your knife. sir? Leave
the table! thnnder4l the old judge.
-You'll eat bread and milk till further
"Really, paps, I think you are too
hard on poor Frankie," said Mrs.
Dewey, as 'she little fellow left the ta
ble. 'The faces of the elder boys and
the grown up daughters showed that
they agreed vith their mother.
-"lie ate with his knife," growled the
'So did you at dinner," retorted Mrs.
"Dont I know it!" returned the
judge. "Don't I know it! I eat with
my knife because I was brought up to
it. but that boy vasn't brought up to
it. None of my children was brought
up to it, and if I catch any of 'em do
ing it, as sure as I live.I'lf lock 'em up
on spoon-victuals until they learn the
use of a fork!"- Youth's ConpanO
Monkeys and Their Prey.
The way in which monkeys catch
and land crabs is described by a sports
man who made an expedition to the
jungle around Signapore, and there
he enjoyed sport which makes the
contemporaneous records of Indian
experiences pale into insignificance.
The monkey lies down at on his
stomach, feigning death. From the
countless passages piercing the mud in
every direction thousands of little red
and yellow crabs soon make their ap
pearance, and after suspiciously eyeing
for a few minutes the brown fur of the
monkey they slowly and cautiously
sidle up to him, in great glee at the
rospect of a big feed off the bones of
Master Jacko. The latter peeps through
his half-closed eyelids, and fixes upon
the biggest of the assembled multitude.
- When the crab comes within reach out
dashes the monkey's arm, and off h(
scampers into the jungle with a cry o
delight to discuss at leisure his clever
ly earned dinner. "Rarely did th
monkeys seem to miss their prey,
adds the describer of this scene.
saw, however, one old fellow do so
and it was ludicrous in the extreme t<
see the rage it put him in. Jumpin(
I for fully a minute up and down on al
fours at the mouth of the hole int<
which the crab had escaped, he posi
- tively howled with vexation. Then h<
- set to work poking the mud about wit]
his fingers at the entrance to the pass
age, fruitlessly trying every now an<
, again to peep into it." These sam
monkeys. the so-called pigtail variety
are taught by the Malays to pick fim
for them in the forests, The monkey
select the ripest fruit, and their mas1
ers, by following their movement,
catch them in a cloth before .hey reac
the ground. The monkey is too wel
trained to attempt to eat any fru
while at work, but when suficient ax
1gathered he is duly rewarded for h
cSt. Peter's Wonderful Dome.
If we happen to be at church c
Thursday morning, when the public
allowed to the roof and dome, or,
we have a written permission, any da
ewill do, we will make the ascent. Alon
series of very easy steps brings us to ti3
roof, which is of great extent, and hi
on it small dlomes, and also housesi
which workmen and other persons en
ployed in the church have their home!
Above this roof the great dome rises-t
tho immense height of 308 feel
Around the outside of it we see stron
iron bands that were put there 1C
years ago, when it was feared that tI
dome might be cracked by its ow
enormous wei'eht. There is an inne
and an outer ffome, and between thes
Swin dingr oalleries and staircases, vern
hard on t~ic legs, lead to the top, whic
is called the lantern, where we can g
out on the gallery and have a fine vie
of the country all around. Those wh
choose can go up some narrow iro
1steps and enter the hollow copper ba
at the very top of everything. Whe
we look at the hail froii tihe ground:
seems about the size of a football, bt
it is large enough to hold sixteen pel
sons at once. On our w~ay down, b<
fore we reach the roof, we will ste
uoaninside gallery andI lo'k dow
intot the church, andl as we see the littl
mites of people walking about on t
marble Iloor soi far beneath us we ma
begin to wonder, that is some of us,
Ithose iron bands around the outside
the dome are really very strong, for
they should give way while we are u
there-but no matter; we will go dow
"A- Sovereign Spectacle."
eA letter in the S:lt Lake Tribus
describing tile sno0w- storms in th
Sierras. says: "T'he 11aLkes come1 dowi
eas larg~e as a man's palm. Thecy eatel
and cling to thle hlmbs of the glorifice
pies and turn themi into ten ples. Th<
trunks of the great trees are t:he pillar:
while all above is a mass of exquisita
work in green and white. Thlere ari
efestoonls anid streamers. and the sof
soginig oif tihe wind comes to the ea:
ie themill.~ed beat of the breaker
unon)0 a w coa~st. It reqires strone
n'rtes nt to be itmpressedl with thI
immllensityV andt wild grandeur of every.
thing around llt. When01 a mloun~tainl storn
i onds all its solen pilpeS andh startO
tuon thet imarchi, it is a sovereign specta
The Samnaria of To-day.
F rom" an article on 'Sonie Waside
-Places ini Palestine." in tile C'entury, we
quote tihe followving: "I am free tc
confess that I (lid not nmeet the prover
bial good Samaritan as I journeyed
through this much-favored country. If
one meets a tiller of the sodilhe will
sidle oil as fatr as the narrow pa:thl wili
allow, and scowlingly watch the
travelr's approach. The offer of a
piaster will bring him to a standstill.
"'How far is it to Nain?'
'God knows,' comes the fervent
"'How long will it take to go there?'
'As long as God pleases,' lie an
swers, with a shrug of his shoulders
and a pull at his pipe.
"'Shall I reach there by noo-n?'
"'If God permit.'
"'But may I hope to make the dis
tance in an hour?'
"As God may direct,' he answers,
"Is Nain distant, or is it very ne'ar?'
"'hei'e, he answers, moving his
finger through a wide arc. If one ex
tracts a more nebrhb~orlv spirit than
this from a Samaritan he must ha:ve the
my~sterious power~ of a dervish.'
Baltimore Free Pulhic LiIn--u-ye..
Te free public library estab idedI in
Ba :ltiore live years ago by En>ochi
Pratt, at an expense of about :31,:?50.
(I0, is accompishinig a great work
amog the reading ('lasses. Latst y'ear
the number of bootk:, issue reached
'1,40. The r'otus1~ ar~e eroi't edt daily,
nd' it hasL' beielt a greait educa':tional
fore in the cty. heing '*-peci::iy val
abl to the po'or. Bre'hit's the main
ibrary there are tivec branches located
A Very Woma-l
F ..tl a ..s tile re e.
III;* 0.vlwu itiv -piit it down t"
t' Pit '*Our rcIaly' tp 1 e at e k i; tow l.
,.ou, swear :ny i:LdIY ko(a.S SO SWet and saNlnt
'he Is an agel un tigu but the whiLg
until you'14 vwd. aud then we hear you swear
She Watft no C.O1 of bonnets, gOWnS, and
To heavenly heghts abore life's plain proede,
Cold facta. a%'ver's fancy lightly vauntS,
She~ Is n pttr.rt'A of puire perfectlon
Si110l you Ind tim- silo Is fuLl Of faults.
T1' not a gcb-Mss. but a very woman,
This lldo! that but now you did adore.
0. do .C)u love her iat she 1.3 human?
Ali. no: Ali. no: You do but love ber
IN MARBLE CANON.
Quick Work Down Stream by an Adveote
urous Exploring Party.
To give you an idea of the number
of the rabids from the head of the
Colorado River to this point. near the
mouth of the Little Colorado Rtive'.
a distance of about 290 miles, I wil
say there are just 200 rapids, not count
ing small draws or rilUes, and from
Lee's Ferry to this point a distance of
eighty miles there are just 100 rapids,
writes a Deuver Republican correspond
ent. We have run the greater part of
this 100 and portaged but few, and over
many of then our boats have danced
and jumped at the rate of fifteen miles
per hour, and over some, by actual
measurement, at the rate of twenty
miles per hour for half a mile at a time.
Standing irf the bow of one of the
boats as she goes through one of these
chutes, with first the bow and then the
stern jumping into the air as she shoots
from wave to wave, with the spray of
the breakers dashing over one's head,
is something the excitement and fasci
nation of which can only be under
stood by being ex rienced.
That part of ' arble Canon from
Point Retreat for forty miles down to
the mouth of the Little Colorado River
is far the most beautiful and interest
ing canon we have yet passed through.
At Point Retreat the marble walls
stand up perpendicularly 300 feet from
the water's edge, while the sandstone
above branches back in slopes and
cliffs to 2,500 feet high. Just beyond
this the canon is narrowest, being but
a little over 300 feet wide from wall to
wall, while the river in places at this
sta-e of water is not over sixty feet
wife. The marble rapidly rises till it
stands in perpendicular cliffs, 700 to
F 800 feet high, coloved with all the tints
of the rainbow, Out mostly red. In
) many p laces toward the top it is honey
combed with caves, caverns, arches
and grottoes, with here and there a
1 natural bridge left from one crack to
- another, making a most grotesque and
I wonderful picture as our little boats
glide along that quiet portion of the
river so many hundred feet below.
At the foot of these cliffs in many
places are fountains of pure sparkhng
water, gushing out from the rock-in
one place, Vassey's Paradise, several
hundred feet up the wall-and drop
1 ping down among shrubbery, ferns and
it flowers, some o which, even at this
e time of the year, were found in bloom.
S Below this for some distance, are a
number of these fountains with large
patches of maidenhair ferns cinging
to the wall, ifteen to twenty feet above
the water, green and fresh as in the
Smonth of May, and with the sparkling
1water running down over them they
1make a most charming picture.
YOur weather has been most wonder
gful through the whole winter. The
ethermometer has never registered at 6
?o'clock in the morning lower than 24
ndegree above zero, and in the sun im
Sthe middle of the day has registered as
high as 75 degress. We have had but
one snowstorm down in the canon and
one rain. The sun has shown brightly
Snearly all the time, though for eight
edays at one time it never shone on us,
we being under the shade of the cliffs
all the time.
"He Evened Up."
Col. Mosby relates the following
~amusing incident which occurred in a
~cavalry fight in the Shenandoah valley
In the midst of a sharp cavalry cn
gagement with Sheridan's men in a
charge near Berryville there came rid.
inlg into our lines like a whirlwind a
tYankee soldier on a black horse. A
score of me-i tried to stop horse and
rider, but the old black's blood was up,
and he went on clean through our
lines before he was under control. The
~rider was sent to Libby prison, and we
mustered the black charger into the
confederate service. A few days later
we chiarg'ed some of Custer's men, and
that old horse was ridden into the en
agement by one of our soldiers. The
b lck evenedl up things, too, for he
carried his rider into the federal lines,
and never came back.
Where Wild Fowl Go.
Until the acquisitior-. of Alaska by
the United States it w'as a matter of
wonder where certain wild fowl went
when they migrated from temperate
climes on the approach of summer, as
well as snow birds and other small
species of the feathered tribe, says the
Sitka Aaskan. It was afterward found
that their habitat in summer was the
waters of Alaska, the Yukon River and
the lakes of that hyperborean region.
A reporter recently interviewed C. J.
Green, of Norton Sound, Western
Alaska, and he confirms the statement
of Dall and others. "People wonder
where the wild fowl come from," said
he. "They see the sand-hill crane,
wild goose, heron and other fowl every
spring and fall pursue their unwearied
way, but, like the wind, they do not
know whence they come or whether
they go. Up on Golovin Bay, on the
north shore of Norton Sound, is the
breeding place of these fowl. All the
birds in creation, seemingly, go to that
country to breed. Geese, ducks, swans
and thousands upon thousands of sand
hill cranes are swarming there all the
time. They lay their egos in the blue
stem grass in tIhe lowlan~s, and if you
go up the rivcr a little way from the
bay the noise of the wild fowl is almost
deafening. Myriads of swallows and
robins are there, as well as millions of
magnificent grouse wearing red combs
and feathered moccasins. This grouse
turns white as' snow in winter. You
can kill dozens of juicy teal ducks or
grouse as fat as butter-balls in a few
moments. The wild fowl and bears
live on salmon berries, wvith which aP
the hills are literally covered."
Flowers as Political Emblems.
One result of the election has had a
strange effect on the flower market in
Paris. Since the election the price of
red carnations has gone down like the
shares of a bubble company. While
the white carnation is quoted in the
Marche aux Fleurs at the respectable
o~ure of 1 franc a dozen, the red is
ohered freely at no more than 7 sons.
Neither in Paris nor anywhere else does
anybody care to be identitled with the
symbol of a failure.
William S. Burroughs, a young St.
Louisan, who ten years ago did not
know that he had mechamcanl genius
nough to use a file, has perfected in a
trong, durable, comp~act machine of
2,16.5 pieces an adjunct to the counting
house that is already in successful
operation in fifty banks. It is an add
ing machine, w'hich is saiid to work
more rapidly andi more correctly than