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THE HORRIBLE WORK CF AN INSANE
An Almost Incredible Story of Insanuity.
The First Child Died Oct. 1-1. and the
Last One Taken III with Samie Symip
toms Dec. S.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Dee. 2o.-The
Courier-Journal says: Mrs. Je-sic
Higbee, a neatly dressed aud prepo
sessing young country- woman. was
placed in jail last c-ening. Against her
-_ name on the slate was wrliten the com
mon-place charge of lunacy. but behind
that eehe accusation of a crime so hor
rible as to be almost incredible.
-The unnatural mother is accused oJ
poisoning four of her children with ar
senic. One at a time they died from th<
vame fearful drug. but not until the lasi
little life had bcn taken was suspicior
She next made a futile attempt on hei
own life with the same poison. Sincc
then she has attempted to kill her hus
band. She is undoubtedly a mad won
an, however, and this fact is the only
thing that relieves the horror of her aw
Until the past three mouths there
were no signs of mental failing on the
prt/of the nother; and until an examin
ation of the bodies. which took plac<
:.. here, she was thought to be perfectly
, herstrange ations in the past hav
been attributed-to grief over the firsi
The unfortunate woman is. a native o
this city, but since her marriage had bee
hving on a plantation in Meade county
Her husband is well known and is one
of the most promment farmers in that
P section. No definite cause has been
assigned for the strange and unnatural
crunes. Until the death of the 1irst
chiM she was remarkable for her devo
tron and care of her little ones.
, - The first murder was cozmmitted on
eiening of October 14, and the otherz
- ed at intervals of two weeks
Duritifthe ilutss of each child the
S tlii.showed a stolid indifference
~ er fient~s and physician con
strued as grief. Each murder was care
tully planned and cunningly executed
Though every child was attacked wit:
the samesymptoms and died with the
s asmodic cramps which accompany
arsenic poisoning, the suspicion of nc
one was aroused until after the death o!
the fourth child, when the mother at
tempedher own life.
The'women is 23 years of age, ani
was ihemother -of five children, the
eldest of which-was 8 vears of age. I I
wasonly for the sake of the fifth child
iand in order to save its life from the in
human mother, that the husband told
his suspicions and suggested a' posi
mortem examination of the children.
Itwas then for the fir%:.,time learne
that - ictims thein
,ork. and that w * pretend.
to give them delicacies ~efore send
them to bed, she in rea wasa
Jainging for their. death.
]vin ther illness. :snfringsam
lthe deaths'of each of these victim's
tirs. Higbee moved about the sicl
aooms, fulfiling .the physician's instrue
and-administering the medicines a
fhe ight time without showing anN
signs of grief or betraying herself as the
~uthor.of their deaths. Her manner,
maore than anything else, threw the hus
~bndii and physicians off their guard. and
eted any suspicions which may hani
Aftr the death- of the third child het
-- were strange, but this was at.
ed to her supposed grief. She sel
e, and moved about the hious<
- Dec.8,. the'day before the oldes
and the last victime, was taken ill
fliabee expressed -herself as ver
leiiaous about the child's health, an
asked her husband if he thought the pa
iint looked well. He replied that ha
oht shie was Tooking unusually well
prayeeheiould not snifer the fati
d the other children. At this she re
~'that no one could tell when the;
~oing todie,-and that she had
-tment that they all would be dea
of two weeks. The next mornin
Halle, the oldest child, startedt
1,Ms Hig~bee told hertot -to both
shaouf hirlunch, as she would arrang
~herself'. While the rest of the f amil
9fthe -room she buttered ses
seral biscuits, and when the child cam
n ahad them wrapped op in a napkur
~he meother kissed the child good-byi
;nd told her to come home as soona
isS~hool was over. .
During the dorning, whdle the- chi]
-d'as absenityMrs. Higbee~called her ha.
2band, and again began asking about th
iabsent child's health. He attempted 1
her~but she was not to be con
n d several ~times was heardi
~tshe was certain the child won.
eas'the others had.
I'fe first intimation which Mr. 1Higbe
2( t~at his wife was murderingr h
children was the fact that it was hardi
a-n bour after she had ceased tal ki
ab1e ebild at school, when the littl
eted, suffering from cramps,
-victins had been attacked- I
erelapsed into uncoi
~dremained so until he
nsband then told his feal
*ng physician, and reques
nake a post mortem examit
is, however, was so bitterl
the mother that the matt
d. She become indiganat
learned what was intende<
.ened to kill .any one Wl:
be dead very soon myself,"sl:
her husband, "and they can ct
a choose, but no one sha
s. apparently, so real th:
suspicions were, f'r
ti1~ ~ sband das informe~d the
b~i diiswere corroborated his grii
~a iible. H~e then told that he ar
bis ife had not lived 1.appily togeth<
for the past six months. and feared th:
~her deed was the outcome of her unhal
Spiness. Dr. Pusey, who is regarded
an expeit on the subject of insanit:
mad'e a careful resume oi the ease a:
examined the condition of the moth~e
H e pronounced it an unmistakable ca
of puerperal insanity. broughtabout!
too rapid child breeding and continuot
nursmng. fler mental condition was a
gravated by loneliness andl re-mors
From the Iirst she showed an insat
jealousy of her husband and upbraid.
h~m for faithlessness. Nothing. he cou
say had the slightest eireet upo~n :ze
ad she stood firm in the belief that
wished to get a divoce.
SWhen taken it. to custody, Mrs. Hi&b
showed the same indifference whi<:h iu
characterized her actions from tirst
~last. She walked into her cell compose
and quiet. When asked the names
her three youngest children she said si
Th~bonly remaining child is a girl.
Sears of 'age, with light hair and bl
eyes. She cried bitterly and clung
heranother when the latter was plae
in thspatrot w agon and driven to ja
])gDgegeglays that in all his experien
he~ had'n-ever came across a case so pat
doxcaland batling. "T here is no dou
about her beind inrane. but it would
a difiicult tin for any one who is not
s pecialist -to -imagine her so. I ha
never seen a similar case, or a more h<
WHITE CAPS I NtOIANA
slay WorthItss Charattert for O&ff;.a
and "General C:ssedness."
NEW ALBANY. Ind , Dec. 19.-~ WS
has been received here from the SOith
ern portion of this sta-e of the manner
in which some worthless characters
were ilayed by the so-c died White Caps
in that section.
The littl- town of A.entor. Dubais
county, on the Louisvill, Ftansville
and St. Louis rairoad, fifty miles west
of this city, was the set-ac of their opera
tions. Th-re is in that town a saloon
:of unsavorY reputatieni among the bet
ter ehss of citi zens, -1 Samuel Brov a,
aged 21 vears, :nd single, and J. Beard,
aged 2i veots, with a wife and two chil
dren, have been devoting their entire
tine or late to the effort of drinking up
al the liquor iii this siloon, refusng to
make any provision for the support of
those depende-nt upon them.
Both had received w:amas from the
Whi 'te Caps, lnt pa l no attention to
these notices. rather boasting that they
-could clean out a regiment of those
-Wip Ips,' as they termed the
knights of the switch.
At a qiarter before 12 o'clock on Sat
urday night. as itrown and Be.rd were
enjo'ing their cups "t the saloon, the
White Caps suddenly pounced down on
them. Thtvy took both men from the
saloon to the n oods near by, and t%:ing
theim to trees, gave them a whipping
with switches that drew the blood at
every lick. lbth pleaded for mercy as
the lic:s rained down u:pon their bare
I backs. U1t in vain. The night riders
knew no aerey for such fellows. The
pair we e fairly laytd, and it will be
some time before they are able to be
out, Both promised to reform.
A few nghts before this visit t wc
othe mn, iamed Darwin ard Jones,
were taken from their homes, neat the
Crawford and Dubois county lines,and
"dressed down," as the White Caps cx
press itfor "ofleuses against their famna
ilies and geneTal cussedness.
Scrambling for a Iome.
11ILLIwAIKtEE Dec. 20.-A special tc
the Evening Wisconsin, from Wausu
says a great raid on the land office tc
file claims on the land in the great rese
voir strip began at 9 o'clock this morn
ing, and thus far the filing has proceed
At an early hour this morning 3avo
3Mueller directed Capt. Bellis, of thE
Wausu Light Guard to march his com
pany to the Court House square to pre
serve order, and forty-five blue coats
with glistening bayonets, took up sa
tion close to the land oflice. The arri
val of the militia put an effective dam
per on the ardor of the homesteader,
who would not get in line, and every
thing was peace and quiet when Regis
ter Saunders slid back the wicket foi
the first filing.
Up to noon forty-five claims aggre
gating eight thousand acres of the besi
land in the strip had been filed and ,
line .of over one hundred men were stil
waiting at the wicket. Ei't-h*inerec
settlers left ly3stiwght-Aith supplies t(
t-on -th land. Besides having t(
I cntest with these squatters, men wh(
filed claims this mornirg will probab3
have to go to law with Byron J. Hamil
ton, the Vausu lawyer, vho walked m
to the land ollee shortly before 9 o'cl-cl
and laid down an application with th
necessary fees and tendered them to I h(
ceiver. The tender was refused ant
Iimilton announced his purpose o:
At iclaire there was almost a riot
The win w-Ps of the land olice weri
smashed,.b the lard officers succeed
edi in gnellinMhe disturbance. Th<
trouble was caused-by ai policeman, wh<
was stationed at the 'vicket to preservt
order, tiling a claim 'or himself. li1:
application was ref usea..
Miss Richardson, daughterv1-'ieJ
Richardson. of Chippewa Falls. fought
heroically, and when she reached thi
desk her hat wa's gone and her hair waw
dishevelled, but slue got a tract worth
85.000. Two men fainted and were
laid out on the sidewalk.
The Care of the Robbers.
Sr. PETER. im., December 20
The cave whereiL the Younger ant
.ames gang bid during their raids or
Northtield, where six mnen were killed
Shas been discovered, and at the sam<
-time the mystery of the disappearanlc
~'of the your~est of the ,James boys ha:
Sbeen solved. His ski leton has bee
Sfound in the subterran-:an rendezvous
A party of hunters traversing- Grea
Fav Ravine in Nicolt County foun<
0an old door opening inlto a commol
dugout. IHewed logs at the rear form
eed ~ a "blinai" door, which led int<
another room, twenty feet long an<
sixteen feet. wide, along one side o
which bunks were arranged, and fran
the number of these at least thrt;
persons had found1 sleeping accommec
dations there. Tlhis room contained
several ben ches antd seols, an~ old ta ih
dtin plates an~d cups, kettles, cook stav
and various cool-ing utensils, and th
'*skeston referred to. There was als-'
leter referiinir to thes theft of sown
horse suppoasedl io have bee~n writtej
Lby .Frank James to .Jim Younge:
0 till another aparmenat was foun
were the horses had been secreted. th
artiici .1 cave being iarze enough:'
eaccommodate twenty head at a time.
Over the Ocean in Little Boat.
E w ~nYORK, Dec. 19.-News has bee
~'received by the .3 orton Lifeboat Conr
Spany in this city of the arrival of thL
lifeboat F. L. Norton off Gibraltar. A
Sthe yacht passed she appeared all righ
Sand signalled that everybody ab.-ar
Captain Norton, on whose plans th
-Norton lifeboats are built, sailed froi
1-this port on November 20, accompanie
vby his wife and his 16-year-old nie
~The lifeboat is 5S feet long. no larga
- than an ordinary yacht, and is fitte
with a double bottom. holding a veir:
ing supply of water, which Captain No:
ton maintains acts as ballast, an
makes her unsinkable and steady at it
same time. Her passage is a remark:
bl -odoe for she doubtless stoppe
atFayal, in the Azores, for coal.
She is the second smail yacht. bui
itafter the unsinkable model, to cross t1:
aAtlantic successfully. The first wvt
the Neversink, which went to l'ar
-t during the exposition in the summerc
1S9. Captain Norton is on his w~ay 1
Touon-, France, where he will exhib
it anged in B,-rkely.
-Adam Thergin, a negro about 3i0 yem:
tjold was hanged Friday at 3It. Pleasal
for the murder of another negro name
Jackson. in Berkeley County, last la:
orgin met his death very calmly, sa;
ag he was going straight to heave>
-There was not much of a to-do arunt
Ithe gallowvs. lie came out envelopedi
a shroud, an:l when the noose was a<
-justed began to sing, "On1 Zioni's brigl
-and Ikowing mount." The preparation
were in the meanitimie completed, an
clhe was told to bid good-bye to the c'olo
iled minister, which hi'- did. His nec
,w as broken. and hie died almost instani
elv. Uie had no relatives but an age
father, who took his body. 3Iorgin sh<
ris vitim in the back and claimed
was self-defense, Hie added, hioweve
tothat Jackson had a pistOl when he sh<
d.him, but no pistol was found. 3Morgi:
Salthough defended by the ablest colore
lawyer in the State, was convicted. 1E
persisted to the latthatm it was a e
iX A Canadian Wreck.
i jQ-EC. cec. 1.-Word is jusn
t ceived from St. Joseph do Levis that 11
Lidwest bound Halifax express train wei
.i.throuh the bridae at that place short
e be-ore un. Th~e entire train exce)
a de baggage c-ar and eu-gine went dow)
A numbcr of lpassengeis are killed al
ee others inujuredl. Assistance was si
a from Levis. No particulars have b'<
ereceived as to the numiber killed andi
luredl but it is sai the ears were smas
"I WILL DIE FIGHTING."
SITiiNG BULLLS DECLARATIONS
PROVED TRUE TO THE LETTER.
The Story of the Expedition Which Coit
the Lives ofthe Famous Chief, ot Seven
of T1i, Followers and of Five of The i n
STANUING OCKw A(GENCY, N. Dak.,
Dec. 17.--Gud Almighty made me;
God Almghty did not make me an
agoney indian, and I'll tight and die
lighting before any white man can
make me an agency Indian."
This was the declaration made by
Sitting Bull to General Miles on the
occasion of their first meeting, and the
detailed reports o the great mdicine
tuan s death which began arriving at
the agency yesterday gave to the de
claration the full force of a pronhecy.
All eyewitnesses agree as to the facts
that every circumstance considered,
make the final tragedy involving the
extermination of probably the brain
iest Indian that ever lived one of the
moost picturesiique and characteristic
incidents of Amewrican history.
The expedition which started from
this agenev for Sitting Bull's canp for
tv miles distant, to take him deal or
alive, with the chances ten to one of
his death. was no haphazard foray of
semisavage Indian police and ill-advis
ed armv subordinates. It is conceded
that the operati'n against Sitting
Bull's personality was suggested by the
effectual quelling produced by the re
moral of Medicine Arrow, the great
Chevenne leader, when the Cheyennes
threatened an unprecedented uprising
Sitting Bull's promise to die tighting
had much to do also in shaping the
determination for a sudden, decisive
result, as well as the old chief s oft-ex
pressed wish to be remembered as the
last Indian on the continent to give up
his rile. When General Miles left
Chicago headed in this direction it was
the beginning of the end.
SimultaiieOLIS with the General step
ping quietly aboard the train at the big
railrodd depot at Chicago the expedi
tion, whicn had been with equal quiet
ude under preparation at Fort Yates,
wilhch forms part of the agency, was
also readv to move. Almost at the
same montent that General Miles's car
glided out for the Northwest the mem
bers of his little command here sileitly
took their departure and were quietly
lost in the darkness that enveloped the
wilderness stretching to the camp or
Sitting Bull, on the banks of the Grand
The van was led by men of Sitting
Bull's own blood. Superbly mounted
and accoutred, every one wore the
bright brazen buttons 'md showy blue
cloth uniforms of Unce Sati's service.
This was no mere cincidence. It was
to be part of the great object lesson to
the ghost danIcets and a demonstration
of the value of General Miles's new
method of solving the Indian problem
by turning the Indians wholesale into
soldiers. One thing is-certain, the band
of wellfed, warmly clad, copper faced
athletes that led the way for the white
soldiers bent on a mission of utility,
was a strikinir contrast to the starving,
ragged, crazy v:retches that formed
such a menace in the Grand River
Close behind the blue-coated Indian
horsemen's hardy ponies, but taking a
slower pace on the frozen trail, came
Capt. Fouchet's cavalry command.
The cavalry were encumbleredl with t wo
pieces of inc.dern light artillery, ma
chine guns similar to those which so
speedily settled the fate of Louis Riels
half-breedi foilowers, when his noted
Liut. Gabriel Dumont made a stand
against Gen. Middleton in the British
Zi imst (.utbreak. To the rear of
Fot t's cavalry, and at times taking
a :oi. quick step for ward, for the
night wi - bitterly cold, the infantry
cammand (-LCol. Drum swuing along in
the darkness. M~iitcult matrch
it was. ..
The distance andl the e of
the troops to withstand the fatigW .
such a journey had been figured ouP
nicely and when the first faint light of
dawn appeared the expedition was
within eaisv distance of its destination.
The brokeni order of a triple separation
of forces bad been carefully preserved,
and the Indian police were the nirst to
sight the huddled cluster of ugly-look
ing tepees on the river bank..
Despite the early hour all was astir
in the village where, on evey hand, was
evidence that a hurried exodus was
Icontemplated. Tlhe ponies of the po
rlice were pushed for all they were
worth, andl before Sitting Buil's (lazed
adheents had half a chance to realize
-the situati on' a diozen of the police had
Spuled their panting animals up short
on all sides; of the chiet's abode. No
time .was wasted in ceremony. The
Sproud old medicine man was hust.led
Sout, hoisted on a waiting horse and in
a trice faced toward civilization. IIe
raved and splittered in a fury of rage~
for a moment and then straightening
up, shouted hoarsely, not for help, b.it
ea commiand to his followers. D)esptite
Sthe threateninlg of the police and W in
enesters alternately direted at his head]
and those of his kinsmen, the old medi
eue man retained his presence o1 mind,
aand with powerful voice continued to
direct his owni rescue. Suiddenly there
e~as a puff of smoke beside a tepee and
5 he sharp crack of a Winchester. .The
I.policeman at Sitting Buit's right,
figrasping the chiet's bridle, reeled in
the samddie and topph-~d over a.2d was
etrampled under the hoofs of the ponies
anowv in the mud helter skelter of retreat
dfrom the village.
.The shot was instantly answered by
'ra volley tr nm the police at their blank
deted tribesmen, many of whom were
--already mounted and in a frenzied pur
suit. -~The police volley told with dead
ly effect, and the firing in a momient
.ewas general on btoth side.
-Sitting Bull could be neard in the
dconfusion sitill attempting, though
ca~tive, to direct the fight. Raising
Ithis gaunt forma he was beckoning his
.esons and warriors on when, without
.swarning, his bodly straitghtened rigidily,
:sthen dropped limp on the hard prairie.
fThe police halted round the corpse. not
0knowing for the inomnt biut it was a
ittrick of th.e wily old chief. The sudden
muovemnt a'nd the fall of Sitting 1Bull
disoncrted the purstueis, who, remiain
n at a distauce, tiredl at int ervals to
w S~'ars the police. Tlhe latter held their
tround. knowing tiat, the cavalry,
dunder Capt. Fouchet, would be at hand.
'-To the surprise of all. however, the
hostils, whio had been consultitng
1.among thei~ves, begam a movlinent
dto close inl from all sPi' s. The tiring
Ufrom the WVinchesters was now ra-doub
led by both parties, the police uising
itther ponies as protectin.
5It was at this critical j ucture t hat
tiCapt. Fouchet's menI dashed up and the
-machie gun~s, which had been p~ut in
kposiion, opened on the retdskins. The
-latter were too dismayed at this unex
dpected onslaught to stand for a muo
m tents, and all bolted for the river.
tAccording to another report, wvhen
rthe Indian police tinder Liet. Bull
Ut ead aud First Sergt. Shave IIead
entered the camp and aunouueed thei;
derrand. Sitting Bull expressed his will
ngnss to go with the~m, but said he
Cwanted to make somne preparations foi
the ri e, and ordered his horse to bt
got ready. While Bull Head and Shave
Hed were in the shack where the old
CIchief was getting ready, two bucks en
10veloped in blankets entercd the shack
itand throwing o0f their blankets openet
*v ire on the police. Sitting Bull's wilt
Ihd gonie out andl set up a howl, whiel
eems to have been the signal for thn
itiT-: Cincinnati G z.ette is disgustet
with the Farmers' lliance. D~eacor
*i mith says it is "saturated with South
.mntiet" Gomd for the. A lli
A riiled ani.
IjhaLo, Cal., Dec. 19.-The pi-trified
body of a t an has been hrought ht-re
froi Cant aCanyonabout sixty miles
from towr. T lie bod y was discovered
by two me i named Packwood and Ba;r
rett, who % ere building a dam. Part
of the foot was exposed, and when the
whole bod, was exhumed it was found
to be wonderfully preserved. The
body lay on a rock covered with earth,
parts of it being buried to the depth of
twelve feet. The body was straight
and measured seven feet in length. The
man was physically perfect. The face
is clearly defined, the nose, eyes, fore
head, mouti and chin being natural.
The neck is long and rests on muscular
shoulders. The - arms are long and
shapely, the left being folded high on
the breat, with the hand resting nar
the throat, while the right comes
diagonally across the body and rests on
he stomach. The hair is gone, '-ut the
ei rs are el-arly' outlined. The hands
are perfec:, the nails and wrinkles in
the skin of the lingers being as natural
as life. 'I se same may be said of the
icet. the tendons showing the contrac
tion familiar to physicians in cases of
death fromi strychnine. The body
weighs six hundred pounds.
Cantuia anyon is dry iust of th
year. The indications are that tne
body has b -en buried for ages. In the
same canyin is a petrified forest. The
body is st pposed to be of an early
Spanish e.cplorer. A. glance at- the
petrificatio'i, as well as the character of
the discov' rers. preclude the idea of
:iy decept on like the "Sold Muldoon"
giant fraut in Colorado. The curiosity
will be sen: to the California Academy
v^hird Party Talk.
WAsAINGTox, Dec. 19.-In 11is speech
on the reapportionment, Mr Tillman of
South Carolina, had something to say
about a third party movement, and
warned th< politicians of both parties
to look out for lightning.
There is an impression here that a
third party will be organized, and that
it will cut quite a figure in the next na
Mr. MceP -erson. clerk of the house, a
well posted, observant politician, thinks
that such a inovement is impracticable.
because he does not believe the Alli
ancemen of the south will desert the
Represexative Morrill of Kansas,
who com-s frorn a state where the
farmers pr:,ved a potent factor in the
elections, is disposed to differ with
Clerk McI -erson, and thinks that an
Alliance en adidate will not only he put
in the iekdtfor the presidev'ny, hat that
they will ne strong enough to carry
seve.rd stites. The names of these
stafes he d not venture to give.
Represenrative Pickler of South Da
kota.. was one of the delegates to the
Ocala convention, and he came back
here very sensibly impressed with
everything he saw and heard. le says
the northwest Republicans and Demo
crats are ready for the revolt, and at the
convention he found many southern
Democrats who stood ready to desert
their party whenever the Alliance bu
gle was sounded.
Judge Crisp and Mr. tynum, on the
Democratic side of the house, i epresen'
ing the two distinct sections. believe
that the discontent now manifested by
the farmers grows out of conditions
made by the Republican party, and
that in the event of athird party move
ment that party would be the chief
Drew too Much Water.
JACKSONVILLE, -December.. 19.
While boring a well on his vineyard and
orangery. situated on the outskirts of
Econ fnna H~enry Hardcastle recently
Istruck what must be an immense under
ground river and which poured its water
outh at such a tremendous rate that the
men who were doing the boring narrow
ly escaped being overtaken by tile flood,
which, gushing down the side of the
slight incline on which the fruit farm is
situated, had soon worn a channel in thre
dry bed of an ancient creek. This i
soon filled with a rushing, furious tide.
which finally emptied itself into the A p
palachicolat md which has continued to
flow unchected or without signs of ds
cl, with e ily a slighit mninef flavor.
Fih by the thousands have been thrown
ut an'd are of several varieties, some of
which are of a kind unknown to ichthy
ologists, be ng perfectly colorless, whule
others are transiueent and gelainous, and~
al are withe ut eyes, and very small, ex
ept a few ( : a sort; resembling our pick
eral. andl wiich measure from a foot to
three and a half in length, and are pro
vided with 'ery large pointed teeth.
~ Great damage h~as been done to lis
fruit and 'vi es. and Mr iardeastle, see
ing no prospect of the 1100(1 abatiug, has
offered a revard to stimulate the ingen
uty of the ~ ocal enzineers to find a way
f controll:dg anld utilizinir the water.
People fronm miles around have been
coming in < -owds to inspect the wonder.
and one or :.wo venturesome spirits have
narrowly ercaped drownin:g.
A New S-:ret Political Organization.
GAniDEN CIrY, Kan., Dec. 24--The
new secre. political orgamization re
citly refe 'red to by thiepress at large,
known as ie "Knigh ts of Reciprocity,"
is about to form a State organizaltin by
organizing a grand lodg~e for the
.ate otf (ansas. Numbers of the
prominent members of the order rare
iow here i obedience to an order pr.
nulgated i y the Supreme .Jludge of the
Supreme L'dge of the United States
nd foune :r of the new order. who
called a m<' ting of tihe chief justices of
suordinat' lodges of the State to meet
here to-da-- for the purpose of estab
lishing a state lodge. A sutlicient
n um her ofr hier justices are present. re
presenting mubordinate ldges recently
organized a the State. All the pre
lijinaries 'f the ineeting have been ar
ranged for mnd the s-'ssion will be bri-f.
The meettig is strictly se-cret and no
details will be given out for publica
tion. Numerous applications are be
ing received by the supremie officers for
dispesati.)Is to organize new lodges
throughout the United States and all
indications point to a rapid growth of
Senator vance's Election Assured.
RA LEIG H. N. C.. D~ec. 26.--President
Carr of the North Carolina State Alli
ance addressed a letter to Senator
Vance last weei, in which he asked
the following question :If the Legis
lature instructs you to advocatearid
vote for th.. sub-treasury plan of finani
cial reform. wvill you carry out such
instructions in goodl faith ? In reply
Vance said :I hold that the will of
the people, clearly and u neqiivocally
ex pressed, mu tst be obeyed, unless com
pliance would involve the representa
tive in a moral wrong, in which case it
would be his duty to resign and give
place to a representative who would
obey. Good faith in the observance of
instructions and public pleudges is abso
lutely essential to a governmtent based
'n the popular will. The Progressive
Farmer, the Alliance organ, says the
Legislature wil! instruct Vance to sup
port the sub-treasury plan, which will
remove all objections to his re-election.
Au n'ndianai Traaedy.
FonTi W~AYE, D~ecember 26.-Wesley
Ttilis, a prominent y oung busmness man
Iof New Corydon, a town forty miles
sotht of hiee,~hot and inistantly killed
Miss Veroa Ei. T ravel this morning
and thien eo nmnitted su icide. Tullis has
for a long ti ne been paving attention to
tile girl. I er mother objected to the
match. This morning lie entered a
grocery kepit by MIrs Travel and asked
the girl to ii .arrv him. She referred him
to her mnot -r, who ordered him out of
the house.. Hie drew~ a revolver and shot
V\erona th ough the heart. lHe then
.1turned uponu he-r mother. tiring at her
t wice without effect. Tullis then blew
Iout his bra ns, and fell lifeless upon the
In dwea bd the grirl.
the Lost Feinud.
INDIANAPO.LIs Dec. 19.--A strange
,ase came to lItgit at the: new D -nison
hotei, which, up.n investi gation. prov
ed to conitam, a romance in rea! i.
The other day, a well drers-eil wom;n
re.:istered as Niu Mark of anzbv rv, o.,
and riot uitil this iowintr did her
pres -nc in this city lead to ai. suspi
eior;3 that her mission here was n Wi imi
portant one. At 1 o'clock in ;t, ter
noon -ie entered the lobby with an
ther lady, who registere1 as Grave E.
Stark, also of Sarbiry.
"The lost is fomi," Nina rntarked
to the clerk, and the two p:tid 'ihir bill
and left on the afternoon tr iin for
Sandbury. The attention of the hotel
clerks was first called to ihe ineident h
Gill. a clerk at the hotel cigar stand.
Ile learned the story from Nina s!tark.
Stark is her maiden name, and Grace
Stark is the wife of her brot.her. Grace
went west with her husLand sonie time
ago. and they settled in Colorado. They
did not uet along well toget ri-r, :nd on
some pretensg !arrk induced Grace to
come to this city. She did so, and not
long ago her hasband died i i Colorado.
Grace stayed hrre, and her peoplr- at
Stanbury became uneasy about her.
They made every etThrt to learn where
she was, b-it failed. Finaliv, they
traced her here, and found sht n as an
iniate of ine Home for Frieudless
Women. The reason thr-y tried so hird
to find her was hecause h-r husbaid's
father died recently in Satibiry, and
her share of the es.tate! is said to ue
Heavy .Mtortality in New in'>' n%.
NEW OULEANS, Dec. 23.-The weekly
report of the city's mortality shows the
largest numbher of deaths during any one
week ever recorded here. save whei the
yellow fever prevailed in epidemie form
twelve years ago-236. The large death
rate is due, in the opinion of prominent
physicians, t) the prevalence of the
grippe, of wiuch there are now nearly
3,000 cases under teatment here.
An Execution Kills a SheriT.
SHERBROOK, ONT, Decemb': 1J.
Remi Lamno:itaue was hangred here this
morning for the murder o! his brother-in
law, Napoleon Mychel. Sherl' Webb,
who had charge of the executuin. thed
suddenly from heart disease. It is be
lite';d that the excciteent attending the
arraageients was the cause of the fatal
I have just returned from the North with
the largest and best assorted stock of
that has ever been offered by me since I
have been in the business. I am prepared
to compete with the largest merchints in the
town. My stock consists of
DRESS GOODS, TRDIMINGS, HOME
SPUNS, PANTS GOODS
of all kinds, and in fact everything that is
kept in a
Dry Goods Store.
I also have the best assortment of GENTS
FURNISHING GOODS in town, and my
Clothing and Hats
I can sell cheaper than any one else. If you
want first class family and plantation
give me a trial, and I will convince you that
it is to your interest to buy from ime.
Manning, S. C.
SUMTEIl, S. C.
First class accommodations and excellent
table. Convenient to the business portion
of the town. 25 cents for dinner.
J. H. DIXON, Proprietor.
C. 'ULEIN & CO.
Flour a Specialty.
Nos. 171 and 17:3 Eatst Barv Street,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
M. Drake & Son,
BOOTS, SHOES, & T RUNKS
23.5 Meeting St., CHlAR~LESTrON, S. C.
'rgest stock, bes! assortmnent, lowst pies~
.. . CActuIIA. A. M. flIowN- 1nDET- P. EvANS.
MCGAHAN, BBOWN & EVANS,
Dry Goods, Notions,
Boots, Shoes and Clothing1
Nos 220, 228 & 230 Meeting Street
CHIARLESTON. S. C.
. ThOMAS, Jn.. JT. 3. TH-OMdAS
Stephen Thomas, A. A BTo1
JEWELRY, SILVER & PLATED WARIE
Spectacles, Eye Glasses & Fancy Goods.
:e.'Watches and .Jewelry rep~aired b3
-257 KING STREET,
CH1A RLLESTON, 5. C'.
Carrington, Thomas & Co.
JEWELRY, SILVERWARE AND FANCY GOODS
No. 251 King Street,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
General Commission Merclhant,
AND DEALER IN
LIME, CEMENT, PLASTER PARIS, HAIR, FIRi
BRICKS, AND FIRE GLAY, LAND PLAS
TER, AND EASTERN HAY.
Agens for White's English Portland Cement
34 & 190 East 1lay, Charlesitoni, . C:
JOHN TL CONNOR,
-CO3DtISSiUN M ElIh'1 \NT
CHARILESTON, S. C.
Solicits consigni.iants of cotton on which
.F * AGE-T EQUITABLE LIFE As
MANNING. S. C.
OOSEPHi 1'. 1al!ALE,
.1 'i"Ti;.VEY .*T LAW. ii
.,IANNING. S. C.
011:? . W7'~,ION, H'
d.\NNING. S. C.
ATToi;XEYA;1T L. Au,
-%,i.\NNING, S. C.
'Nitary Pubilic with scal.
. ALL EN Ii(GGINS, D. D. S.,
-a-Visit, 1anning every month o two
Ti[E TIME- OFFICE IS FITTED UP IN
a rthat warranits it in soliciting
yOir p.:trona. for j.ib printing. Send us
vanr r.iwls whb :. l :ta prompt atten
tion. J'iC a1 l1 ali the CitleS. atisfac
tn Iu.rant 1 s in mind.
FORESI N DRU G STORE,
FORESTON, S. C.
I keep ml n hand a full line of
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
FA.NCY AN ) TOILET AitTIC LES, TOILET
SOAPS, PEIlFMIERY, STATION
ElY, CIGARS,GAILDEN SEEDS,
and such articls as are usually lept in a
tL.st cass drug store
I have jus.t addedd to my stocka line of
PAINTS AND OILS,
and ai: prepared to sell PAINTS, OILS
in quat i tics o suit purchasers.
L. W. NETTLES, 1. D.,
Foreston, S. C.
. S. J. PrRY'. t. P. Sr ioNS .A.... PINGLE.
Johnston, Crews & Co.,
JOBBERS OF DRY GOODS,
Notions and Small Wares,
Nos. 49 Havne & 112 Market Streets,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO.
OF NEW YORK.
R. A. McCURDY, Prest.
- Surplus, $9,657,248.44.
Thle oldest, strongest, largest, best
cmuanIv in the world. It "makes as
E' IR. Canley, A~yent for Ker~taw and
. 4 4uLLu2 famb. -..
ED. L. (GERNAND,
Columbia, S. C.
I RAND CENTRAL HOTEL,
COLUMsIA, s. C.
[s the larges;t hotel in the city, and has,
darin'. tie past year, been thoroughly reno
vtld r-modeled, and refitted with all mod
er: imoirovemenfts'. Centrally located, and
(tir4 1t1ineet for the accommnodation
ot its pautrons. Has ; spacious. light, and
nrv sample rooms. Hit andl cold baths. el
.g.,. Cuiin under snpervision of
F- E. E.Pt, :seof Lookout Point Hotel,
L i oo t: tnia. Tin. The proprietor
hopes he 'trict attntion to the wants of his
u tou aert a -hare of' patronage.
I\X1 GERiS, E. E. POST,
e ,. ai
FIFTEEN DAYS' TRIAL
IN YOUR OWR HOUSE BEFORE YOU PAY ONE CENT.
Don't nay an agent $5 or $60, but send for circular.
THE C. A. WOOD C0? it,3J
SEINES, NETS, TENTS, AND SPORTING GOODS
Doi.he Barrel Breech Loading Shot Guns,
choke bored, $S to $100. Single Breech Load
ing Shot (Guns. $4 to $23. Every kind of
Breech Loadin and Repeating Rifles, $3 to
$I. MIuzzh' Loading D~ouble Shot Guns,
$5 to 6:.. Single' Shot Gns, $2.50 to $12.
Revolvers. $1 to S2I) Donble Action Self
Cockers, $2.o0 to $10). All kinds of Car
ti des, Shells. Caps, Wads. T1ools, Powder
a.s lSh.t Pouches, Primers. Send 2
c'n for i lustrated Catalogue. Address
J. I[. .)liNST-ON. GliEAT1 WESTERN
GUN W"ORKlS, Pittsburg, Pa.
Manning Shaving Parlor.
AIR IETINl .ARTISTICALLY EX
eented i nd shaving done with best
r 'cs.Sril atteintion paid to shampoo
a !.ite' hwis I hav;e had considerable
\1perince in ~ sera large cities, and gntar
at' saifaction to my! custome~rS. Parlor
ne\t door to ilin T imes.
L n. HAnrmIT
ADGtR 83flTT. F AJ P1ELZER, Specie. p&.tnel,
SMYTH & ADLER,
Faciors and commission Merchanis,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
OTTO F. WIETERS,
Wholesale Deaier in Wines, Liouors and Cigars,
No. 121 East Bay, Charleston, S. C.
OTTO TIEDEMAN & SONS,
Wholesale Grocers and Provision Dealers,
172, '174, and 1.76 East Bay Street,
F. J. PELZER, Pr . F. S. RODGERS, Treasurr.
Atlantic Phosphate Company,
AND IMPORTERhS OF
L>Ere Grerm3a a' it
PE LZER, RODGERS, & CO., General Agts.,
DROWN'S WHARF, CHARLESTON, S. C.
Mr. . LEvI of Ma.n wil be plosed to supply his friends and the public gen
ally, with any of the -aove braads of Fertilizcrs.
MOLONY & CARTER,
Dealers in Corn, Oats, Bran, Hay, Flour, Feed.
244 & 246 Meeting St., Opp. Pavilion Hotel, CHARLESTON, S. C..
.PContracts made for ear load lots or less.
W. E. HOLMES. LELAND M100=.
W. E. HOLMNES &CO.,
White Lead and Colors,
Oils and Varnishes,
Glass and Brushes,
Mill and Naval Store Supplies.
STREET LAMPS and LANTERNS ofALL KINDS
OFFICE, 207 EAST BAY, CHARLESTON, S. C.
Charleston Iron Works,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Marine Stationary and Portable Engines and Boilers, Saw
Mill Machinery, Cotton Presses, Gins, Railroad, Steam
boat, Machinists', Engineers' and Mill Supplies.
*it epairs executed with p.rompine~lCs and Di.spatch. &endfor price lists.
East Bay, @or. Pritehard St.,
Charleston, S. C.
Wholesale . m th -
AGENTS FOR HOLMES & COUTETS SEAFOAM WAFERS AND ENGLISH BISCUIT
464 and 466 King St.. CH ARLESTON, S. C.
SASIIES, DOORS AND BLINDS ?78 to 48& Meeting~ St. CHARLESTON,S. O.
THE BEST AND THE CHEAPEST,
All goods gnaranteed. Estimates firnishedi by return mail. Large stock, protap;
shii~nts. Our goods do not shrirzk or warp.
Geo. E. Toale & Company,
- MANt.AC~TUREiS OF AND' W1oLsLE DEALERS IN.
Doors, Sash1, Blinds, Moulding, and General Building Materi8|.
Offiee and Salesrooms, 10 and 12 Hlayn.: St., CHARLESTON, S. C.
OLD CLOTHES MADE NEW.
SEND YOUR DXEING TO0 THE
CHARLESTON STEAM DYE WORKS,
All work guaranteed. 310 King St.. CHARLESTON, s. C.
SMOKE HENO CIGAR, THE BEST NICKL.E CIGAR 8SO.D,
B.A. JOHNSON, Sole Agent,31anning, S. C.
SOL.JSEAm, Wholesale Groser, State Agent,
1usa mast may Cliarieston. S. 0.
Lilienthal & Blohme,
suctessors to .1J. Li.lienthal &- *an. Poreoso
SA . O L N_ M I L Ls
And dealers in Prepare'd Flout, Grist an.rd Meal, also Hay, Grain, Flour, Mill Feed,
etc. S. : 3rcs2. 34, ar.d :'; Beaul'i~n St.. ClI.ARLESTON. S. C.
Gome to Sumter 'BOtLMANN BROTHERS,
and inspect my larg stc of Clothin,.
Hts, Shoes Gecnts Faninn Gods Dr W holesale
Gods Hairdwre, Grems T iare
Crockery. in fact everythinrg that 15is klt in
a r"""la Grocers,
GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORE,
I will give my customer,.s spec il bargins
and pay the highest .rcesfor Iides, Furs, 15'7 and 169, East Bay,
and all kinds ot counttv prodnee.
I. M. K A RE SH, CHARLESTON, S. C.
Liberty Street, Sumiter, S. C.- - -- _ _
Jux F. Wausa. L. H. QIraotrW.
CHAR ES 0 LES IE JOHN F. WERNER & O0.,
Cosignmntsy ofputy eoa 164 & 166 East Bay and 2S & 31
soleied. Vandue Range,
Ofice Nos. 18 &:20 Marke-t St., E. of East lkty
CHRLSTNS.C.( A L STNS.U