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UNCLE WILLIAMS PiCTURE.
Vcte Wllian, last July
Had his picture took,
"Have It done, oi course," says I,
"Jst the way you look!"
(All dressed up. he was, fer the
Barbecue and jubilee
The Old Settlers helt.) So he
Last he had it took.
Lide she'd coaxed and begged and pleaa.
Sence her mother went;
But he'd cough and shake his head
At all argyment;
Mebby clear his throat and say: -
"What's my likeness'mount to, hey,
Now, with mother gone away
From us, like she went?"
But we'd projilck'd round, tell we
Got It figgered down
How'd we'd git him, Lide and me,
*'-Drivin' into town;
Bragged how well he looked, and fleshed
rPound the face, and freshed
With the morning air; and breshed
His coat-collar down.
All so providential! Why,
Now he's dead and gone,
Picture'pears so lifelike I
Want to start him on
Them old tales he ust to tel
And old talks, so sociable,
And old songs he sung so well
'Fore his voice was gone!
Face is *ad to Lide, and they's
Sorrow in the eyes
Kisses it sometimes, and lays
. It away and cries;
I smooth down her hair, and 'low
He Is happy, anyhow,
Be' there with mother now
Smile and wipe my eyes.
-James W. Riley, In Century.
FOR UTUAL BENEFT.
&Reading-Room Plan That Was
a Great Success.
"Oh dear!" exclaimed Mrs. Perkins,
dropping down into a chair, after
fishing her week's ironing; "I do
wish I had a little time to read! Not
that I complain, but it do seem as if a
'woman's work was never done."'
-L Her cousin Gertrude looked up from
the block house which she was building
for the amusement of eighteen-months
old- baby May, and two sympathetic
linds showed themselves between her
"Poor Nannie! You do have a busy
life-and you are only two years older
than I! But if I were you, I should not
iron tUose every-day sheets and pillow
easei ind towels so conscientiously;
a* I khouldn't wear .so many white
sk ts,. nor dress the baby in white
- '40W. yes you would," sighed Mrs.
Nanuie. "I used to think just those
thoughts. I knew before we were
married that Harry's salary would not
be large enough for us to keep a house
maid, and I thought our housekeeping
'wouid-be a sort of play affair. I did
idiae so many good resolutions about
-letting things go, and furnishing our
house simply and dressing simply, but
oh dear! There is just about so much
to do, no matter whether you think you
will get along easily or not. Monday
is washing day; Tuesday, .ironing;
Wednesday, baking; Thursday, sweep
ing, Friday, mending and sewing, and
- SatMday, baking again!"
es, Nannie," hesitated Gertrude,
but then she went bravely on. "In
the Irst place, your washing is larger
than it need be-hush! you must listen
&-t is.. Your starched clothes and the
baby's. May would be just as sweet if
siVedressed in colored ginghams,
- and she would have a great deal better
time, and be healthier, too. I don't
woede-that you do not want her to
- my mn ihe sand, the way you dress her
~ so that is reform No. 1."
S'Mrs.Nanie ooked as ifshe wanted
Sto be convinced of this, but that it
ould take too much heroism and in
eg ~endence, so long as Mrs. Fuller, op
Lamson..next door, al
~ways kept their little ones so daintily
Fdressed. But Gertrude kept on:
* So, if your washings were smaller,
~ our ironings would be so much easier,
- 'o. 'Harry ought to have his linen
sept to the laundry. It is enough to
Sbreak your backto bend over that table
9 .odlqg. Then comes Wednesday's
work. You cook too much-yes you
do, Nannie!'-that is, you could set a
si table. You have too many
pies and cookies and doughnuts. You
;kn'wit takes an awlfully long time to
N uta those things; and there are
eserts that are more whole
some and easier made-cold puddings,
3slies with- cream, custards, and you
always have fruit in the summer. Why,
my dear gir,.onare just spoiling your
c omplexion~by'staying in the. house so
asb~ -and standing over that hot
"But I-have to, really," interrupted
'dN1o, you must lse.Ihv ae
~ou at least two hours each day, and
now comes Thursday. Nannie, you
diow that you sweep when it is not
necessary. And when you furnished
yourhoge youonght to have used more
s'tra aing.! But then, I. suppose it
s~'d;eem handsome enough; yet if
you would only wait for alittle dirt to
s how itself! Oh. I have been so eras
perated.to see you sweep, sweep, swceep;
and now I am going to say all I want
-to, havug begun so fluently," she
laughed a little, but continued earnest
'ly, "it always gives you a nervous head
--aehe after sweeping, for you are not
content with stirring up one room, but
a~yo go through all the rooms that you
"But Aunt Martha looked as if she
-tbpught I was a very shiftless house
S"Oh, Aunt Mafirthsa! yes, she is one of
that kind of women tvho polish their
stoves until you can see your face in it.
I don't believe in the old-fashioned way
of -housekeeping, neither do you, but
you haven't quite the moral courage to
defy gossip. And your sewing, Nanie:
Again, you dress the baby as if it were a
little princess, and it is not in good taste.
Children ought to wear very simple
frocks instead of tucks and flounces and
insertions. And your own gowns might
be-made with fewer stitches; and instead
of hemming your sheets and pillow
cases by hand, you mightuse your ma
"Oh, no!" protested Mrs. Nannie, in
K"Well, if you keep on this way, by
the time you are ten years older. and
'you ought tobe a young, fresh, healthy
woman at thirty-five, instead of which
you will be thin and tired and sallow,
with a chronic head and backache, al
ways staying in the house, unable to
walk or enjoy any thing out of doors;
never reading, but engrossed and wor
ried for fear you are not as good a
housekeeper as Mrs. Winslow; your
horizon bounded by a dishcloth, a
broom and a needle! Oh, Nannie! you
are too good and sweet and clever to
become a mere machine!"
- a little silence; then Mrs.
~Nannie spoke, and her voice was a little
husky, yet ther as a new rmngin
it, as if she would - beyond her
world that was growing so rrow.
"What would you have me do.^ here
is .no library in town--this is ob
little New England village-and I don'
believe there are women enough here
who would take interest enough to
forma a magazine club."
"Have you ever tried?" asked Ger
"No-" Mrs. Nannie hesitated.
- "Well, I have a plan. At the end of
theweek I will tell it to you, if it sue
ceds, and you must agree to the con
And so the matter was left. -
When Saturday night came and the
work and all been done. and baby May
was sound asleep, Gertrude drew Mrs.
:\anni- down on the sofa beside her,
took a paper from hcr pocket and said:
*'How would you like a reading-room'?"
Mrs. Nannie's eyves grew bright.
"Well, - ou may have one. I have hirel
that room over Mr. Urown's store. It
used to be Mrs. .laekson's dress-miaking
rooms. Well. I have hired it for a year
-that is my share. Oh, never mind, it
wasn't much. Well, here are nearly
fifty names: they represent twenty
families, and each person pledges only
one dollar apiece, which makes fifty
dollars, for papers and periodicals.
You can select what you wish-prob
ably a daily or two: the leading maga
zines-an art magazine, book review,
juveniles for the young, and whatever
else you wish, for there will be a few
more dollars added yet. I have been to
Dr. Moore. and he has kindly offered to
have the floor painted. Mrs. Williams
has given her old drugget for a large
rug: Mr. Barnes has sent over several
pictures, and some of the young people
are going to put up red Canton flannel
draperies at the windows, and others
are to donate chairs and tables. The
room will be very cozy and attractive.
Every thing will be in working order
by the first of October."
.This is like a fairy story! You are
a witch, I believe. No one else could
have ever opened these purses."
"People seemed very willing, after
the first hesitation, of course. It all
will not cost-them more than two dol
lars apiece for the year-wood and
lights, you know, included. Any way,
it is a good experiment to try. I should
advise you to form a club, and meet at
least once a week; then the library can
be kept open two or three hours each
afternoon and evening. You can all
take turns, you know. if it is necessary
to have some one there."
"It is pericetly lovely:" exclaimed
Mrs. Nannie, unable to say more.
The next summer Gertrude came to
visit her cousin, and though, of course,
she had heard about the success of her
little literary undertaking, she was
glad to see for herself how much good
had been done.
"We could not get along without it!"
said 'Mrs. Nannie. "Why, we have
something to think about besides our
selves and each other. We know what
is going on in the world, and it has
given us a new interest in life. Then,
too, we grow more social; I think you
will see that the people are very much
improved. Everybody is so kind. We
have had books given us. We found we
needed a cyclopedia for reference, and
when 'Mr. Simms, the clergyman,
bought a new Britannica, he gave us
his old set. And he is such a help to
us. We have a regular class in Uni
versal Literature, and Political Science,
too; 'Mr. Simms teaches us. We women
are learning a great deal about our
country, and I think the voters are
growing a little wiser. The boys are
better behave'd and more polished, and
the girls more cultivated. We married
people do what we can; then it is so
pleasant to get out together. We have
something to talk about besides bon
nets, pies and the baby's last tooth,"
laughed Irs. Nannie.
"And you can 'slight' housework a
little?" questioned Gertrude mischiev
ously, then added: "Why, you look as
young as you did when you were first
"So Harry tells me," blushed Mrs.
Nannie. "I manage to walk a little
every day, too. I agree with you, there
is nothing like fresh air and sunlight.
Harry has me use dumb-bells and in
dian clubs, and .now is going to put up
some chest-weights. I used to say that
I had all the gymnastics I wanted with
a broom and wash-board-but books
broaden one so."
Gertrude refrained from saying: "I
told you so"'
"I think the men like it immensely.
Instead of getting off by. themselves
and smoking in some store, they always
find companionship at the club-room,
and we are not intellectual enough yet to
frighten them. How narrow we were
growing, until you came here, like a
good Samaritan, and led us in the right
"It is deplorable," admitted Gertrude,
"to know how provincial villagers often
become, and it is so unnecessary., I
know that individuals can not always
buy books nor subscribe for magazines,
but on this niutual benefit plan a great
deal can be accomplished with very lit
"I am going to write about it!" ex
claimed Mrs. Nannie. "I presume there
are hundreds of villagers just as be
nighted as we were. Why, we could
not tire without our reading-room; and
more than that, we have learned how to
work without becoming slaves, or jaded,
faded old women."-Mi-s. Merry, in
Good Housekeeping. ...
Bru tes ia a Biting Match.
SHiArOlxIs, Pa, June 22.-In West
Coal township~early yesterday morning,
Patrick Ryan and James Levitt en
gaged in a ten-round biting match, a
contest that has rarely been equaled in
brutality by ably struggle between hu
man beings. F or some time there had
been bad t~lood between the men over
the latter's wife, and when the prnnci
pals met on Saturday night they con
cluded to have a "prize" light with bare
knuckles. It was midnight when they
met, with a couple hundred friends, on
a dancing pavilion. After fighting a
few rounids the principles agreed to
turn the struggle into a biting mateh.
Their hands were strapped behind their
backs and time was called. Ryan
dodged Levitt's rush, and before the
latter could recover Ryan's teeth had
torn a piece of 11esh from his opponent's
cheek. Levitt immediately retaliated
by sinking his molars into Ryan's neck.
Ryan sprang on his half-fainting op
ponent and delhberately tore almost
half of the lower jaw out. The specta
tors, not being able to stand further
brutality, interfered, stopped the fight,
and both men were carried home.
Indiaus on a Drunk.
NEW ORI.EANS, June .22-A special
from Paul's Valley, Indian Territory,
says sixty Chickasaw militia, who left
here Wednesday in charge of Governor
Byrd and United States Agent Bennet,
to meet the United States troops West
of bere and eject six thousand United
States citizens who are living in the
country without permits. all got drunk
twenty-five miles West of this place.
An eye witness says they hav'e a barrel
in the commissary wagon and-a gallon
jug in each saddle. Some of them went
into a fairmer's yard and shot down
horses. 'They halted a white farmer,
atused and threateined to shoot him be
cause he was white. This much whis
key mind with sixty Indians. wno are
clothed with some authority, is liable
to cause the loss of' several Jives, as
when they are drunk their only de'sire
is to shoot and kill.
A Death-Deallalg Stornm.
LITTLE RoCK, Ark., .June 20--A de.
structive storm passed over Eastern Ar
kansas this morning. Ihouses were un
roofed and blown down, fences carried
away and a large area of timber land
a laid waste. MIrs. Julia Shadrick
was Miued by a falling tree. John Stan
ley who "ashauhng ties in the woods,
was crushe "eneat h falling timbers.
Two boys name llollingsworth are
missing and it is fea they have been
killed in the woods.
Death of Ex-senmator MicDonla. 1.
IsNIAA'oLIS, June 21.- Ex-SenaL
McDonald died at 11.35 to-night. Hie
passed away very peacefully, without a
struggle, surrounded by his family, who
were a in attendance at his bedside.
A FEROCIOUS DESPOT.
H.G.--HANDED OUTRAGES PERPE
TRkTED BY BAL!ACEDA.
iarberous Punixhmueut Inflicted Upon
Thoso Who arA Supposed to Sympathise
With ths Revolutionists-A Reign of
NEW Yom. June 22.-Many start
ling facts in connection with the revolu
tion now raging in Chile. which throws
light upon the ferocity and despotism of
Balmaceda, are now given to the public
for the first time throuah the United
Press. The three gentlemen. two of
whom are prominent Chileans, from
whom these facts are obta:ned, are at
present in New York, having arrived
here last week. They have witnessed
the conduet of the revolution from its
inception, and speak from actual knowl
The conibintd stories of the ~three
show that Balmaceda is well termed the
"tyrant," in Santiago, where his head
qu irters are, no one dares to utter a
word against him. He has a cross of
red painted on all the houses of neople
whom he suspects are not wholly in
sympathy with him, and into these
marked residences his police and sol
diers go at any hour of the day or night.
They ransack the rooms, on the ground
that they are looking for revolutionists
who are supposed to be hidden there.
The soldiers demand wine and food, and
after having as good a time as they wish,
depart, only to repeat the offense in
some othr markcd residence. The peo
ple in these houses are forbidden to lock
No one is allowed to ride on horse
back through the streets after 5 o'clock
in the afternoon; no three persons are
allowed to walk the streets in company
at any time of the day, and no two per
sons can stand and converse on the
street. It is a veritable reign of terror
for all who, either through fear or inter
est, have faied to cast their fortunes
The storekeepers and all who employ
laborers have to furnish each one with a
tag, showing that they are regularly em
ployed by such a merchant at such -t
place. If the laborer is caught on the
street, going to or from his work, with
out this tag he is gobbled up by the sol
diers of Balmaceda and impressed into
his service. This system exists in Val
One of the gentlemen referred to was
walking along the street past a jail yard.
He heard some terrible shrieks from
some one on the other side of the wall.
He enquired of a soldier the cause and
was told that some of Balmaceda's sol
diers were punishing a man who had re
fused to work for him by driving tacks
and pins into his hands and fingers.
The next day lie saw a horrible pun.
ishment meted out to a Chilean who had
been overheard to say that he was will
ing to work his hands off for the revolu
tionists.- The poor fellow's hands were
placed on a block and his fingers pound
d to a jelly by a big mallet in the hands
of a soldier. Ile was then told that he
could go and work his hands any way he
wanted to, and for any one.
Ter roriba at Porc-Au-Prinlce.
XEW YCRK. June 19.-According to
a it-tter received from Port-au-Prince
esterday, President Hlippolyte at
empted on May 29 to take four political
prisoners from the Mexican consulate in
the lHavtien capital. When the entire
diplomatic corps called on the .Presi
dent. May 30, to protest against this vio
lation of international law, Hlippolyte
attempted to play a high-handed game
of bluff, and lhe might have succeeded
had not lihe German consul threatened
to repoit the mtatter to his government.
Minister Fred. Douglass, it is said in
the letter, stood trembling with fear
and heard the black ruler inault the flag
of every civiliz-d nation almost, inclu
ding his own, and he did not dare offer
any protest. Terrar reigns supreme at
Port-au-Prince. Erlppolyte continues
to kill his supposed enemies, but they
accumalate faster than he can kill them.
The real instigators and leaders of the
movement against him have escaped
his vengeance. Some of them are sec
retly at work in Port-au-Prince. Hip
polyte, the writer thinks, is undoubtedly
crazy. It Is stated that when the consuls
called on him he became angry and
rushed out of the room, and was soon
after beard playing a flute in the next
room. The consuls were leaving, when
the minister of foreign affairs came in
and begiged them to remain, sav
ing the President had been summoned
away on important matters, but would
return immediately. The minister then
went out and apparently remonstated
with Hlippolyte, as he soon re-entered
the room arnd excused himself on the
same grounds mentioned by his minis
ter. - _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _
A Minister and a Mason,.
BosToN, June 22.-During the regular
Monday meeting of the Baptist ministers
in Chapel Hall this forenoon the Rev J.
B. Stoddard addressed the Conference,
at its surazestion, upon the influence _of
secret. societies upon the Church, and in
the course of his remarks he strongly de
nounced Masonry, declaring that when
a man swears allegiance to Masonry he
swears allegiance to a code antagonistic
The Rev Mr. Cleveland, of Melorse,
who was in the audience, arose to a point
of order, and, with suppressed emotion,
said: "'I am a Mason and I cannot listen
to this unjust and uncalled for abuse."
Chairman Moran put the question to
the meeting of sustaining the pomnt of
order, and it was defeated--50 to 7.
Instantly Mr Cleveland rose and, ad
dressing the secretary, said: "I request
that you drop my name from the roll of
embeiship of this Conference. I do
not care to be a member ol any body
that refuses to sustain any decent point
Then taking his hat he left the hall
and Stoddardifinished his address.
Lynched the Wrong Man.
- RIonLAND CENTRE, Wis., June 23.
Irwin Fowler, of Viola, Richiand
County, has confessed that he had a
hand in the murder of old Reuben
Drake. his wife and two grand-children
in May, 1888, for which Andrew Grand
staff was lynched three days after
wards. It is reported that Fowler mm
plicates Jeff Bowker and Frankt and
Elijah Carey, who were uinder suspi
cion at the time of the murder. Great
excitement exists in the vicinity where
the bold crime was committed and in
consequece of Fowler's contession
violence may result.
A Pliague of Locusts.
LONDOx, JTune 18.-The most thrill
ing stories come from Algeria of the
ravages of the locusts, in many dis
tricts not a sprig remains on a farm,
'and the inhabitants are in a famishing
condition. Their onliy resort for food
is the locusts themselves, of which vast
quantities are being consumed. The
IFrench colonial authorities are taking
steps to stay the plague as much as pos
sible b.y the use of scientific means.
The Criamber of Deputies has voted
60,000 francs to be used in destroying
the locust plague in Algeria.
One Hundred Horses Barned.
PLADELIEA, June 25.-Fire broke
cut in the large three-story brick stable
attached to the city gas works at
Twety-fourth and Chestnut streets at
r 5this morning. The building wvill
be a-otal loss. Over 100 horses were
in th'miilding arnd these are all be
DON'T SERVE COLORED PEOPLE.
How the Civil Rights Law is Evaded in
President Hlarriiou's Home.
INDIANOPOLIS, June 19.-"We don't
serve colored people here,"said a waiter
of one of the leiding restaurants of the
city. 'How do we do it ?' Well. we do
not decline to feed them. This is
the way we get around tie law. A col
ored man comes in and takes a seat
at the lunch counter. le cAils for pork
chops, say. We say, 'Are you willing to
pay our pr-ce?' le invariably answers.
' What am the priev?' And w e mention
a rate so high that he depart s without
ordering to seek a more reasonable
"Out in Washington whtre I used to
work," said be, "i-he restaurant's have
another way of evadiUg the law which
isS100 fine for declining to serve a ne
gro. There they keep two bills of fare,
one for the whites and one for the
blacks. If a colored man takes a seat
in a restaurant the waitee places before
him the 'black' bill of fare, which reads
something like this- 'Two boiled eggs,
75 cents; pork chops, $1;ham and eggs,
81.50,' etc. Of course he does not order
and he never returns to that restaurant.
The corresponding articles in the 'white'
bill of fare are: Say 20, 30 and 40 cents.
It was through the misuse of these two
bills of fare that I lost my job there.
Absent-mindedly I gave a -white' bill
of ,fare to a smart colored department
messenger. Of course he ordered and
was allowed to eat. It could not be
helped. The next day he returned, but
this time he was given the 'black' bill
of fare. To our consternation he gave
the same order he had the previoue
day. But this time I gave him a check
for $1.75. He walked up t o the cashier
and planked down a half dollar piece,
saying he would duplicate his order of
the day before and would pay the same
rate and no more. He threw the half
dollar in the glass case and made a break
for the door, but we seized him and
locked him up in a room while I went
for the police. When I returned with
blue coat he was gone, having jumped
out -through a window. le had the
proprietor arrested. The judge fined
nim $100, holding that a public caterer
could not charge one price one day and
another the next."
One strange feature about this
evasion of the law is that colored wait
ers are the most zealous in excluding
colored men rrom the restaurants in
which they wor. It will be remember
ed that a colored waiter was discharged
from service in a Chicago hotel last
winter because he refused to wait upon
a nobleman from Siani, saying that he
would not serve a "nigger."- Sentinel.
rhe Weather and tho Crops.
The weekly weather and crop bulle
tin of the Souih Carolina weather ser
vice, in co-operation with the United
States Signal Service, for the week end
ing Saturday is as follows and is not
very encouraging to farmers:
The rainfall tor the past week was
about the normal, fairly distributed and
beneficial to all crops in most sections
of the State. The temperature was
about the average and beneficial to all
crops. Sunshine was about the average
amount which was very beneficial to
ctops, and. while no excessive rains,
destructive winds nor hail was reported,
yet. ievertheless, the constant showers
and the heavy and continued rains of
the previous weeks have kept the lands
too wet to perform the usual amount of
farm labor, and the result has been
that a large portion of the cotton crop
is in the grass, and in some instances
almost hopelessly ruined. The rains,
whilst they have benefited the cotton on
clay lands, have to a great extent in
jured that on sandy lands, scalding the
young plants and thereby causing
iuch of it to die out. The stands are
generally very imperfect; cotton is
small and from present appearances the
prospects are very discouraging.
The condition of the corn crop con
tinues to improve, and the prospect for
a full average crop is now almost as
The fall i-ats have been harvested and
the yield is much larger than antici
pated, but the area is smaller than last
The early rice is later than usual,
planting having been retarded by
heavy and continued rains. In some
sections nut more than half the crops
wee planted until the present month.
he crop is up and growing finely, and
with continued favorable weather it
will be increased over that of last year,
The Iowa Democracy.
OTTowA, Iowa, June 24.-Thc Dem
ocaric State Convention today renomi
nated Governor Boies by acclamation.
The ticket was completed as follows:
Lieutenant Governor, I. L. Bestow;
Judge Supreme Court, L. G. Kinne;
Superintendent of Schools, J. B. Knoep
fier; Railroad Commissioner, Peter A.
The platform was adopted by a unani
mous vote. It demands the repeal of
the prohibitory liquor law and favors
the passage of a carefully guarded license
tax law; advocates the Australian sys
tem of voting, and favors State and na
tional control and regulation of railroads.
It denounces all trusts, pools and
combines, and favors the election of
Uited States Senator by a direct vote
of the people; demands free comnage of
silver and that it be made full legal ten
der; favors liberal and eeuitabme pension
It denounces the McKinley bill, the
motives of its authors and defenders and
the theory under which it is submitted
for the approval of the American people.
Such legislation, it says, increases the
cost of the necessaries of life, promotes
dishonest manufactures; trusts and
combines, creates sectional envy despoils
the many for the benfit of the few, threat
ens the country with an aristocracy based
upon ill-gotten gain, and above all cor
rupts the polities of the country so as to
seriously endanger the perpetuity of
it denounces the wasteful and lavish
appropriations of the last Congress, and
concludes by recommending a liberal ap
propriation for the display of Iowa's re
sourccs at the World's Columbia Expo
Richmnond Wants the Honor.
RICDIOND, VA., .June 18.-A meet
ing of the Chamber of Commerce and
the Davis Monument association was
held this evening, at which a preamble
and resolutions, prepared by Mayor
Ellyson and Gen. Peyton Wise were
unanimously adopted. The resolutions
provide for the appointment of a comn
mnittee to secure the permanent inter
ment of Mr. Davis' remains in Rich
mond, and another to at once formulate
and cause to be exected a plan for col
lections for the purpose of a monument
to Jefferson Davis; and that t'iese col
lections be turned over to the JefYerson
Davis Monument association, chartered
by the State of Virginia, should it be
det erined to erect the monumenthere,
or to the appropriate parties, should it
be decided to erect it elsewhere.
Threw his Child Into the Sea.
NEW YoRK, June 21.-The steamer
La Bretagne, which arrived here to
day from Havre, reports that JToseph
Feys, aged 41, a steerage passenger, a
native of Switzerland, while conversing
with his family, consisting of his wvife
and five children, suddenly dragged his
five-year-old son, Pierre, from his moth
er's arms and threw him into the sea.
The child was lost, an'i the father, who
was insane, was seized by the otlicers of
the ship and put in irons. lie had
threatened to throw all his children
CALEsToN, S. C., June 23--A
slight shock of earthquake occurred
here at 11:27 p. m. There was a distinct
boom and shock. No damage was done,
and the earthquake was so slight that
t eapnr the notie of half the popula
DAShED INTO A DIICH.
FEARFUL FATE OF AN EXCURSION
TRAIN NEAR CLEVELAN-D.
Eight Cars Leave the Track-Several
Coaches Suashed to Splinters-.For.v
People lt.jured-Several Fatally-Train
Was Running Sixty Miles an Hour.
CLEVELAND, Jun- 21.-A frnhtful
wreck o:curred on the Nickle Plat
railroad thirteen miles% west of Clevv
land this afternoon. The West Side
Street Railwaycompany gave an excur
sion to Oakpoint for the benetit of their
employees. There were two trains con
sisting of ten cars each. The t'rst see
tion left on time at 2 30. The :second
section was delayed and did not. leave
Cleveland until about 2 o'clock.
When three miles west of Dover, the
second section jumped the trsck, ditch
ing eight of the ten cars. Seven of the
cars were overturned and four of them
were torn into splinters. Many women
and children w ere caught under the
debris. About forty were badly hurt.
Edwara Rodgers was horribly man
gled. His head was crushed into a pulp,
one arm partly severed and his breast
crushed. Rodgers was a member of
the Shamrock baseball club, and at one
time was a professional player on I he
Ten or twelve were fatally injured
but their names could not be learned
owing to the reticence of the hospital
Every ambulance in the city was
called ind met the special train that
went out for injured. They were taken
to the different hospi:als.
A man taken to the University hos
pital died this evening. Many women
and children had their arms broken
and were otherwise injured.
The newsboy. John Higgins, was
seen by a Press News reporter, but he
was so badly hurt he could not give a
clear account of the wreck, but says
the train was running sixty miles an
hour wheD they left the track. His
clothes were torn nearly off. His face
was cut and he was badly bruised about
The engine buried itself in the ditch.
The engineer and fireman saved, their
lives by jumping.
The cars rolled down the embank
ment six feet into a ditch wnich was
filled with muddy water. The passen
gers were covered with mud and as
nearly everyone was bleeding from cuts
received, it was difficult to tell how
badly they were hurt.
The car next to the engine was
mashed into splinters and all who were
in this car were seriously hurt. There
were at least twenty that had to be car
ried from the special train that brought
them to Cleveland to the ambulances
which numbered fifteen or more.
It is not known what caused the train
to leave the track but it is supposed the
AiKEN, S. C., June 19.-A general
smashup occurred on the South Caroli
na road near Aiken at 9 o'clock this
morning. A freight train from Augus
ta to Charleston, consisting of twenty
four boxes of coal, stalled on the hill
about a mile from the depot. The con
ductor divided the train into two sec
tions, leaving the second behind, in
tending going on with the first to the
shifting yard. When the first section
reached the cut that runs through the
heart of the city the train parted by the
breaking of a coupling pin. The de
tached part., owing to the terrible in
clination, rolled back toward the sec
ond section. Owing to the distance,
the detached part had a chance to go
with great speed, and wheu it reached
the boxes left behind it utterly demol
ished them. Four boxes were splin
tered to pieces and pitched on top of
one another, the coal being scattered
every where. A construction train with
a large force of hands set to work to
clear the debris and repair the track,
which was injured. All trains going
north and south were delayed until
1:20 p..m., when the train from Charles
ton to Augusta passed over in safety.
This wreck occurred where the bank is
100 feet high, a slanting position, and
it was fortunate that nio brakemen
were aboard the wrecked cars. The
coal will be saved. A brakeman on
a Charleston bound train was killed
this morning at Hamburg. lHe was
caught between two -ars and mashed
to death.-The State.
'-The Devil's Sink-Hole."
SAN ANTONrO, Tex., June 22.-J. C.
Carr, an old Texan, for t wo terms Ser
geant-at-Arms of the House of Repre
sentatives and at present interested in
the presentation of Indian depredation
claims at Washington, has returned
from the RIo Grande section and re
ports a singular discovery in the cen
tre of Ed wards County. It is known as
the "Devil's Sink-Hole." It is a circu
lar opening six feet across and descend
Recently it was partially explored.
A man was let down by a rope 150 feet
and at that point he found a ledge from
which ran a passage way seven feet
high and wide enough for three men
abreast, and running at a steep decline.
He followed it 300 feet and came to an
immense lake of water, ice cold. H~e
had no means of determining its ex
Itent, but a stone hurled with all his
force splashed in the water fully seven
Ity yards away.
The bank of the lake wvas covered
with pieces of rock looking as though
they had been blasted. Some were
brought to the surface, and they assay
ed about thirty ounces of silver to the
ton. All of that region is rich in silver
indications, and it is supposed that the
mysterious cavern is an abandoned
Spanish mine and has other exits and
entrancas. It .will be thoroughly ex
plored by competent prospectors.
A Malicious Mule.
SEBEWAING, Mich., June 19.-A terri
ble tight between a man and an infuri
ated mule occurred in Heymnan's black
smith shop on Wednesday. The mule
had an aversion to being shod, and had
to be thrown. Heyman said he would
shoe that mule in the regular way or
die. With the help of three men, Hey
man finally fixed the shoes and went
to the door to cool off. lie had hardly
done so when the mule broke away
from the man holding him, and with
distended jaws made for Heyman. The
mule chased Hleyman all around the
shop, stretched his snapping jaws to
leyman's face and bit oiY the nose and
lower right cheek. Hleyman fell to the
floor and the mule deliberately pounded
his prostrate body. The doctors fear
Heyman will die of poison from the
foam-lecked lips of the mule.
Thomas J. Stack Acquitted.
COLUMBIA, S. C., June 19.-The case
against Thomas J. Stack, indicted for
the murder or John Hammnet, and
which has been in progrees since Mon
day at Lexington C. II., was given to
the jury on Wednesday night, and at 9
o'clock yesterday morning they came
into court with a verdict of not gmilty.
Mr. Stack returned to the city yester
day after being discharged from custo
dy, and received numerous congratu
lations upon his safe delivery from the
clutches of the law.-Register.
Singular Ver dict.
INDIANAPOIS., June 22.-Harry
Carpenter, a wealthy farmer in this
county. committed suie~de by shootinog
iimelf on F'ridlay. The coroncr 's jury
retunedl a verdict Saturday, saying:
"The dlece ised killed himselt iin a fit of
despondency, caused by brooding over
the increase in taxes under tile new
Democratic appraisement law of the
JONEs, the Edgefield family exter
minator, has put on his striped garb
and for the next twenty-one years he
will work for the State as a pen iten
WILL THERE BE A SPLIT?
An Intere-stion Alliance Conference Re
JACKSONVILLE. Fla.. June 24.-A
Jackson, Mis. special to thic Ti -es-Un
ion says: Dutring, .he visit here of Polk,
Livin-ston. McDowell and Willitts, Al
liance lights, sone interestin develop
ruents came to the surface in relation to
National Alliauce tuatters. The Na
tional Alliance leii-lative council met im1
Washmntonm last February and created
a ]eCislative comiiiue cu oitu of
three menibers, of w. hich U. S. Ilall.
presitltt of the Missouri Alliance. was
one. The inuictions or thii coujmittee
were to formulate measures growiu out
of the Oca!'a demands, to be presented
to the 52d Congress. IHall, fromi the
inception of the sub-treasury measure,
has been one of .iLS strougest opponents.
When lie was elected a member of the
committee it was retardcd as a victory
for anti-treasury ites, aid it was so pra
claimed and as an indication of the ulti
mate abandonment of the scheme.
Hall. after his election, commenced
to w -rk with increased vigor against the
scheme and with his coadjutors had suc
ceeded in organizing a movement cover
ing the entire Southern States, as is
shown by the call for a meeting of the
Anti-Sub treasury Leag.ue at Dallas,
Texas, on July 10 next. This meeting
promises to be largely attended and or
ganized opposition to the sub-treasury
measure and Macuneism will be defi
nitely inaugurated, and on this circum
stance hangs an interesting tale.
Within the last mooth remonstrances
have been sent to Hall by members of
the leuislative council, and members
have also urged upon President Polk the
necessity of taking action against Hall.
Polk has had considerable correspon
dence with Hall, advising him to desist,
and very recently submitted to him one
of two alternatives, either to cease his
opposition to the sub-treasury bill, or to
tender his resignation as a member of
the legislative committee. In the event
of his non-compliance he was given
plainly to understand that he would be
suspended. and was given until July 25
to make his answer.
It is believed that this is a decisive
troke of policy to frustrate the objects
of the Anti-Su'-treasury League at Dal.
las, Tex., and to iutlue'ce less intrepid
opponents to the measure than Hall to
steer clear of the Dallas council.
Those who know President Irall as
sert positively that he will decline to be
coerced and to give up his convictions,
but, on the contrary, he wili resign and
fight the sub-treasury scheme harder
than ever. It is believed by many that
this will split the National Alliance. and
that an independent organization will
row out of the Dallas meeting as the re
sult, with a more liberal policy in many
respects, and especially as to member
CNCINNxTI, June 17.-A Knoxville
Tenn.. special says: At New Manville,
Green county, Saturday, a cloud-burst
did great damage. The place is remote
from railroad and telegraph communi
cation, but information comes today of
the calamity. The fall of water was
something terrific, and a small creek be
came a raging river, 100 yards wide.
The storehouse, residence and outbuild
ings of T. N. King were swept away,
the flood coming so quickly he did not
even have time to close his store doors.
The postoflice was kept in his store,
and everything was lost. An iron safe
weighing 1500 poundls was carried one
furth of a mile by the force of the
water. A number of other houses were
carried a way, and all the crops along the
creek bottoam lands were destroyed.
The water came down so fast that the
people barely had time to flee to the
ridge, and if this had not been near,
there would have been serious loss of
life. Ccnsiderable stock was drowned,
but no life was lost so far as reported.
The property dlamage will amount toa
If Au Were.Like Him.
GREENVILLE, PA., has a liquor dealer
who publishes the following "card" in
the last issue of the Progress:
"To alt whom it may concern: Know
e that byv the payment of $350) I am
permitted to retail intoxicating liquors
at my hotel in this city.
"a' the wife who has a. drunkard foi
tely dissipated, I say emphatically, give
me notice in person of such case or cases
in which you are interested and all such
shall be excluded from my place,
'Let mothers, fathers, sisters and
brothers do likewise and thEir request
will be regarded. I pay a heavy tax for
the purpose of selling liquors and I
want it distinctly understood that I
have no desire to sell to drunkards or
minors or to the poor or destitute.
"I1 much prefer that they save their
money and put it where it wvill do the
most good to their families. There are
gentlemen of honor and men of money
who can afford it, and it is wvith these
that I desire to trade."
Died a Hero's Death.
O1AHlA, NEB., June 20.-A twelve
year-old school boy inamed Miles dieda
hero's death dturing the recent storn
near Norfolk. The school house is sit
uated in a ravine.. The water begat
pouring in through the windows before
the teacher and the pupils realized theH
danger. Young Miles conducted the
,teacher and seven pupils safely through
the torrent, but several others clrifted
away, an:1 in his effort to save these he
was drowned. Cora Iamlin and Anna
Cox also perished.
Senator George's Flop.
CANTON, Miss., June 24.-The Mis
sissippian, the State Democratic organ,
publishes a seven column letter thi
morning from Senator George, in which
he declears in favor of the Ocala pl-at
form, excepting as to the sub-treasury
and land loan features and government
ownership of railroad and telegraph
lines. Col. Livingstone, the leading
Southern Allianceman, says the letter
is a wonderful oxposition of the Ocala
demand, and will place Senator George
in a strong light before the Alliance.
Drowned In Icy Bay.
VICTORIA. B. C., June 19.-The steam
er Queen, which has arri;'ed from Sitka,
reports that the revenue critter Blear
has reache-d Alaska from Icy Bay, bring
ing the news of the drowning of Lieut.
Robinson aind four of the crew of the
Bear, and A. C. Moore,.of Russell's
party. The drowraiug occured while
the piarty were tryfing to make a land
ing in Icy Bay with Russell's Mount
St. Elias party. The U.-ar le-t Sitka
on the morning of the 14th for Behring
A. Hundred Horses P'erish.
PmLADnLPIIIA, .June 23.-Fire broke
out in the large three-story brick stable
attached to the city gas works at
Tent-forthr and Chestnut streets at
1:15 o'clock tis morning. Oven l0t
horses were in the building, and those
are all believed to have been burned t(
death. The Baltimore and Ohio rail
road station, opposite, was threatened.
at one titue. At 2 o'clock the liremnen
gained control of the flaires and con
ined them to the stables.
Crops Monaced by Insects.
I:ADING, Pa., June 17.-T he whieat
fields in many parts ofBerks. Montgom
ery and Cheste-r Counties are suffering
severely from th-e~ ravages of -wheat
lice," which have made their appear
ence by the millions. Potato farmer:
herebouts are very much frightened
by an uusual visitation of potato bugs
Ix five Maine counties, wvhere the
population is nearly all "native Ameri
cans," the Maine' Bible Society ha:
found 10,413 families who confess thal
they never go to church and 982 fami
lie's who do not own a Bible. A sad
SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, ETC.
7. 9, 11, and 13 Smith Street.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Write for prices and estimates.
Mattress M gf' Co.,
High Grade Moss, Hair, & Wool Mattresses.
Office & salesroom, 552 and 554 King st.,
Redneed price list, for fall trade, 1890.
Mattresses,-assorted stripe ticking:
No. 1, Straw and Cotton, $2; No. 2, $2.50;
No. 3, S2.75. No. 1, Excelsior and Cotton,
$3.50; No. 2, S3: N'. 3, 83.50. No. 1, Husk
and Cotton, $3; No. 2, $3.50: No. 3, S4. No.
1. Cotton MIattress, 40 lbs., $5; No. 2, $7; No.
3. $8. Prices quoted on Wool Mattresses if
desired. No. 3, Moss Mattresses, $5; No. 2,
S6; No. 3, $7. No. 1, Hair Mattress, S10;No.
2, $15; No. 3, $20. Bed Spreads, $1.50 to $3.
Comforts, 95c. to $4.50. Blankets, 90 cents
to $5. Feathers in best ticking at 75 cents
pound, plain or fancy stripe made up.
Lounges in fimitation wvalnut, oak, and ma
hogany. In raw silk, S4: carpet, S5:moquett
plusb, S6.50. Upholstered cots, $2 to $3.
Spring beds, $1.50 to $3. Buy direct from
the factory. Send cash by express or postal
note to T. H. McCALL, Gen'l Sup't.
213 Meeting St., Opposite Charleston Hotel,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Ma nnfacturers' Agents.
Machinery, Supplies, Oils.
Attention mill men! We are now offer
ing the best and latest improved
Iron, Steel, Pipe, Nails, Fitting, Belt
Lacing, and a full line of' Phosphate and
Mill Supplies. State agents for
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and lowest prices. Agents ,wanted in every
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CHARlLESTON, S. C.
IMPoflT ERs, MANUFAcTURIEns, & DEALECS IN
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Kainit, Blood Acids, Dissolved
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Hnldby Mr. M. Levi, Manning, S. C.
Get prices before buying.
WM. BURMESTER & CO1.
Hay and Grain,
AE MANUFACUERl Of ERI~ L XEAL
Opp. Kerr's Wharf, and 23 Queen St.,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
157 and 169, East Bay,
C'HARLESTON, S. C.
Jo a . WENER. L. H. QUIRnoLO.
JOHN F. WERNER & CO.,
164 & 166 East Bay and 29 & .31
CHIARLESTON, S. C.
Carrington, Thomas & Co.,
JEWELRY, SILVERWARE AND FANCY GOODS,
aNo. 251 King Street,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
S. THOMAS, Ja. J. M. THOMAS.
Stephen Thomas, Jr. & Bro.
JEWELRY, SILVER & PL.ATED WARE,
Spiectacles, Eye Glasses &~ Fancy Goods,
.eWatchecs and Jewelry repaired bay
257 KING STRE ET,
H. An HOYT,
[Succe.;ar to C. I. Hoyt & Bro.]
.argest and Oldest JewaIry Store in
SUMTER, S. C.
A very large stock of Britannia wale, the
very best silver plated goods made. 550
;ofd Rings on band. Fine line of Clocks.
Wedding Presents, Gold Pens, and Specta
Aes. A big lot of solid coin silver just re
eeived, at lowest prices. My repairing de
partment has no superior in the State. Try
round first and get prices, then come to me.
You will certainly buy from me.
L. N. FOLSOM,
Successor to F. 11. Folsom & Bro.
SUMTERI, S. C.
WATCHES, CLOCKS JEWELRY.
Th e e Sei
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The ,elebrated Royal St. John Sewing
Machine, and Finest Razors in America, al
ways on band. Repairing promptly and
neatly exeduted by skilled workmen.
Orders by mail will receive careful atten
L 1, Leh i's lewoky Nre
I have in stock some of-the most
artistic pieces in this line ever brought
to Sumter. Those looking for
Tasty Wedding Presents
will do well to inspect my stock. Also
on hand a maanificent line of Clocks,
Watches, Chains, Rings, Pins, But
tons, Studs, Bracelets, in solid gold,
silver, and rolled plate.
Repairiig of all kinds will receive
prompt and careful attention.
L. E. LEGRAND,
SUMTER, S. C.
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF CLARENDON.
I N ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVIS
ions of an act of the General Assembly,
ratifed on the 9th day of February, 1882, I
will be in the court house in Manning. in
the office of the clerk of the court, the first
Monday of each month, for the purpose of
allowing persons coming of age since the
last general election to register, and to at
tend to any other business pertaining to my
official duties. S. P. HOLLADAY,
Supervisor Registration Clarendon Co.
P.0O. Address: Panola, S. C.
OF NEW YORK.
R. A. cCURDY, Prest
The oldest, strongest, largest, best
company in the world. It "makes as
surance doubly sure."
E. B. Canley, Agentifor Kershaw anid
Clarendon, Camden, S. C.
ED. L. GERNAND,
Columbia, S. C.
James F. Walsh,
WHOLESALE LUQUOR DEALER.
IGHH GRADE LIQUORS.
199 Meeting st., CHARLESTON, S. C.
EAT AND DRINK!
I have opened a first-class liquor saloon
in the city of Sumter, in the Solomons
building on Liberty street, where I will
keep the choicest brands of
LIUORS, TOBACCO, CIGARS,
and all kinds of smokers' articles. My sa
loon will be managed by a first-class bar
tender, who will prepare all the latest in fan
cy drinks at the shortest notice. I have also
gone to conuiderable expense in preparing a
in the rear of my saloon. My tables will be
illed with the very best the market affords,
and this branch of my business will be un
der the supervision of one who has served
as chief cook in several fine restaurants.
The traide of myv
is respectfully solicited. Come to see me,
take a drink of something good, and then
sit down to a meal that will serve as an invi
tation to call again.
WOLKOVISKIE & CO.,
Sumter, S. C.
Manning Shaving Parior-s
HAIR CUTTING ARTISTICALLY EX
ecuted, and shaving done with best
razors. Special attention paid to shampoo
ing ladies' heads. I have had considerable
experience in several large cities, and guar
antee satisfaction to my customers. Parlor
n~x door to Manning Times.