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I dreamed last night that I had dIed
My soul had found released:
I lay with wearv hands al rest,
Withi troubled hearts at peace.
And yet, my spirit hovered near- -
Iseemed to feel, I seemed to hear.
I dreamed-ah! 'twas a gracious dreanm
That, lying so at rest,
You came. and knelt beside me there.
And loving kisses pressed
Upon my brow so white and chil,
Upon my lips so dumb and still.
You called me each eidearine name
Our happy love had kn own;
For all the anguish of the past
Your sorrow did atone:
Yet, though your tears rained o'er my fa'x,
I could not break from Death's embrace.
Oh, bitter-sweet! The boon I craved
While living came too late:
To know it mine, yet give no sign
Oh, mockery of fate:
Almost I seemed Death's spell to brealz.
And thrill with life for your dear sake.
I felt-my happy pulses throb.
My'heart with tumult beat:
My pallid cheeks grow warm and red
Beneath your kisses sweet;
And then-ah me, how real it seemed:
I wokato find I had but dreamed.
A STORY OF
THOMAS P. MANFORT.
Mr. Scraggs' countenance fell, and he
looked down rather sheepishly. For
once in his life he had made a mistake,
and by his precipitaney had got himself
into a trap. But he was not the sort of
man to allow himself to be cast down,
and realizing that the best way out of the
difficulty was to put a bold face on it,
he quickly rallied and looking up with
a hearty laugh said:
"Well, we're all in a bad boat here,
together, my friend, and we understand
each other, so there's no harm done. A
man can't afford to be too particular
about his assertions in this country,
you know. Ha, ha! you were rather
surprised that anything like that
corn should grow -here, and I don't
wonder at it. That was shipped in
from back east. But about that loan.
How was that?"
"I see you advertise eastern money to
loan, and I wanted to borrow two or'
three hundred dollars on my farm."
"You have just one claim?"
"Yes, one hundred and sixty acres."
"And how much did you want on it?"
"Three hundred dollars will do."
i "Three hundred. Humph, I'm afraid
it's a little more than I could advance
"Why, it's less than two dollars per
adre, Mr. Scraggs."
"Yes, I know; but you see this land
is not very valuable at present, and the
chances are that it will get to be worth
less. Lands that don't produce any
thing won't sell. You know that."
"I thought fifteen dollars an acre was
cheap, and that next year the price
would be twenty or twenty-five." John
was not in any good humor, but the
chance to poke the agent this once was
-too good to be lost.
"Stuf: stuff:" Scraggs replied. "You
know what that sort of talk is worth.
I'll let you have two hundred on the
land, but I can't go a cent more."
John held off for more, but finding
that Scraggs was firm he finally ac
cepted the offer. Seraggs got out his
papers and began making out the notes
"Ilold on--a minute," said John. "Let
us know something about the terms.
I see you advertised them as easy."
"Yes, long time and easy terms,"
"Well," said John, "what are they?"
"Why, as to time, you can have three
to five years. We don't loan on less
than three years."
"And I've got to pay interest on
the money that long whe~ther I need it
-so long or not?''
"Yes, that's our rule."
"And as to terms?"
"Well, we make that easy, IV ture
you, Only nine per cent."
"That's not bad."
~ "Then there's a littlo matter of com
missions, you know, to be added in.
Let's see: it will amount to about four
per cent., I reckon, making eighteen
dollars for interest and eight dollars per
year for commissions-twcnty-six dol
lars in all. Then you give us your note
for two hundred and we pay you one
hundred and fifty."
"One hundred and fifty?" John re
peated. "What becomes of the other
"That is kept back as a premium."
"Great God, man, do you want me to
take one hundred and fifty dollars and
pay ,you seventy-eight dollars for the
use. of it three years, and then at the
end of three years pay you two hun
dred?. Is that what you mean?"
"Yes, if you wish to put it in that
"And you call that easy terms?"
"Can you get any that are easier?"
Seraggs answered, with provoking
Green made no reply but sank back
in his chair perfectly dumfounded,
and sat there staring at the agent in
blank wonder. Scragzs waited some
time, then turning about said, care
"Do von want the loan?"
"No, I don't want to be robbed,"
Green replied, "and you offer to do
Seraggs drew out the drawer and be
gan replacing the papers in his desk.
"It don't matter to me," he said,
"whether you accept the accommoda
tion or not. There's plenty of calls for
the money, so wec are none the worse
off if you don't take it."
"Accommodation," Gireen' repeated.
"Is that what you call it?"
"I have heard robbery called a good
many things in my time, but I never
heard it called that befor'e."
Scraggs smiled complacently as he
finished placing the papers and closed
and locked the drawer. lie wa~s in the
position of a man having all the ad
vantages, for he had the only money
there was to loan in all that section
and he knew the people were com
pelled to have it. a-nd, let them grumble
and talk as they would, they must
sooner e'r later come to his terms
and accept them as a favor. So
he co'uld afford to smile with the
complacency of an angel as lie listened
to Green's words. ie knew well
enough that G;reen would be glad to
get the~ money on any terms, so it was
not necessary for him to use any argu
ment or waste time or breath in the
matter. With calm indiff'erence he
turned his attention to some other af
fair, totally ignoring John Green's
John and Mary left the office and on
the outside they talked the matter over
for se'veral minutes. Theymc agreed that
it was an outrage to be forced to sub
mit to such highhanded, heartless theft,
but they could see no way to avoid it.
It was simply that or starvation.
"We'll have to accept his terms,
John," Mary said, "for we're in his
subn t. and I pray in 'Lord to elp us."
Yes. we'll have to submit." John re
peated. "We have no choice in the
inatter. Come ou and let's get the
thinr done." JIoin led the way back to
tie .tlie. Seraggs was busily writing
at his desk, buy glanced up as they en
"We'll have to take that money, Mr.
Serag"~ John said.
"So vu've c)nl1ud to accept the
accmmoation. eh'' Seraggs replied
irougiit forth the papers.
-N.." J ha saId. "we have only con
eided t get robbed."
eV,11 ca it what you please,. Mr.
n aid Srags, "but it is an ae
em m Ld in. just the same. If we
di. i-t *et vou have the money you'd
surer, for 'you can't get it anywhere
el-e on any terms."
John had(1 no inclination to argue the
niatter so be made no reply, and
Irea s proceeded to draw up the
i i a few minutes the writings
were completed, signed and delivered,
ad J.,hni received his money. He and
1ary immediately left the oflee. and
w ful hearts walked down the
stret,. ndtaf ter making some purchases
at the store drove home.
When old Farner Green announced to
the world that he had disowned and dis
inleritel his son he felt he had put the
finishinr stroke to his duty. When he
thundered forth the awful edicthe ended
his connection with this story, so we
gently drop him out of its pages feel
ing that his absence can well be spared.
Islatchiord, however, cannot so read
ily be di-posed of, since he figures in
the narrative..to the end, therefore it is
necessary to "o back and give a little
furthe'r account of him.
At the time John and Mary married,
Hiram DlI- tehford had been a widower
for two v.ea s. and he remained so until
after hi- laughter removed to Kansas.
Soon after that event, though, he met
i1ss Sarah sp~icler, an elderly spmnster,
and ask" her to share his home. Miss
Spickier having been on the matri
mnonial market for a good many years
with no bidders for her hand, was des
perate enough to accept any sort of
offer. and accordingly she snapped
Blatehford up in short order.
Miss Spiekler was anything but
pretty, and her temper was soured and
her intelleet none of the strongest. yet
she had not been in the Blatchford
home a week, as 'Mrs. Blatchford, be
fore she had her husband under her
thumb, and held complete sway over
everything and every body about the
Blatchford was her slave from the
first, and with him her word was law.
Whatever she wished she had, and
whatever she commanded to be done
was (lone without delay. She married
Blatchford for his money. and she was
determined from the first to have it.
A month or so after his marriage
Tlatchford began to study about his
daughter, and the more he thought of
her the more he became convinced that
he had ill treated her. In short, after
so long a time he came to the conclu
sion that he was as much to blame as
Mary, and, knowing that she must be
sufering privations, he decided to ex
tend to her the hand of fricndship and
offer to her and John some pecuniary
assistance. Having come to this con
elusion, he hastened to mention the
matter to his wife for her sanction.
Sarah listenod unitil he had unfolded
his plans. then with uplifted hands and
staring eves exclaimed:
"Well, did I ever hear of such a thing
as tha~t: Iliram Blatchford, have you
lost all your senses?"
"Why, Sarah," Hiram replied, taken
back, "what's the matter?"
"Matter?" Sarah repeated. "Well, I'd
a never a believed it, never."
"Never believed what?" Hiram asked.
"Why, that you could ever have been
taken 'with such fool notions, Hiram.
Whoever heard of the like of it?"
"Why, I-" IHiram stammered and
"Why, you," Sarah put in, "want
to be a fool, Hiram TBlatchford, a regu
lar out and out fool, you do. That's all
there is of it. The idea of you making
the first step towards a reconciliation
between you and your daughter, when
she threw you away for the sake of
John Green. Yes, if I was you I would.
I'd go and get down on my knees to her,
and own that I was in the wrong. Yes,
I'd do all that, and beg her with tears
in my eyes to conie back to my arms."
"Yes, I know whtit you thought,
~iram. I know that your soft, silly
heart prompts you to make a fool of
yourself. lBut before you do it, ask
yourself iI it would be right. Wasn't
you alvays kind and indulgent to Mary,
and didn't you (1o everything for her
that a father could do?"
"Yes. that's true." Ihiram replied
with no little inward satisfaction, and
with a growing foeling that he was a
much abuised parent.
"Then you have (lone your duty, IHi
ram. more than your duty, and if any
body is to bend the krnee let it be the
one'ho has (done wrong. I don't be
lieve in a father being made a slave to
the whiu~n and~ wishes of an ungrateful
child. If I had ever had such a father
as vou. mndi had ever crossed him in one
wish even. I never would have forgiven
myself. I couldn't ever looked the
world in the face after being so heart
lss an~d unzrateful. Oh! Hiram. what
a noble. loving. forgiving nature you
have, and ho'w unfeeling must have
been the child who could so ruthlessly
trampl' u:pon it."
At this poiint the good Sarah, who all
alo ng had shown strong symptoms of
wennl, was so overcome that she
could restrain her tears no longer, and
broke dow.~n and poured forth in a per
feet ilc'od on her husband's shoulder.
liram was deeply touched. and lie was
forced toexert himself to keep back the
tears o: self pity' that welled up in his
own eves, lle had never before real
med h: w deeply he had been wronged,
and never before had he understood
how miuch he had been mnartyredl. IHis
heart went out to himself, and he pitied
hmse'l t romn the bottom of his soul
"There. t here, Sarah." he said, "don't
let the tenderness of your heart cause
you to grieve too sorely for what I have
been made to suffer. I promise you
that I shall not forget my wrongs again
soon. since the weakness that possessed
me for. a short time is gone. No, I'll
never make any advances to a child
who so far forgot her duty to me and
treated zme with such cruelty, and I am
glad that you recalled me to myself in
time to save me from taking the step I
Sarah checked her tears and by de
grees her Lobbing ceased. The effort
she had madehladI been a great one, and
her soul was terribly sore from the
efets of it, but she had saved her hus
band from abusing hinmself and sinking
his dignity, and she was satisfied. Of
course she had saved him from all ex
pense on Maryv's account and kept that
much more money for herself, but that
would not count for anything with such
a noble soul as that of the angelic Sarah.
"H iram," she said when she had got
her feelings sufficiently under control
to be able to cease her tears and sobs,
"I ho'pe I have not said too much. I
am so-rry that your daughter cannot oc
'upyv the place inl your heart that a child
sould occupy in the heart of a parent,
anI I know I would be' the last person
to aid in estran;gingr you from her. Per
your good so deeply at heart that I
eouldn't help saying what I did. It was
all for the sake of your loving, generous
"I know that, Sarah. I do not mis
I understand you. I know how it pains
y.>u to have to say such things, but you
feel it to be your duty, and you do it. I
thank you, my dear wife, with all my
"I HOPE I HAVE NOT SAID ToO MUCH?'
heart, for your disinterested mindful
ness of me. Let us now drop the sub
ject and try to forget it. It is not right
that you should afflict yourself with
thoughts of one who is so far beneath
you in point of goodness, and I will try
and think of her with as much charity
as possible. It is a sad thingto feel the
ingratitude of one's own flesh and
blood-a sad thing to be a parent
spurned by the child for whom I have
done so much. But I can live over it,
Sarah, and perhaps in time forget.
There, we will say no more about it."
The good Sarah was quite willing to
let the subject rest, since she had
gained her point. Dinner being at
that moment announced, she went out
and took her place at the head of the
table, from which position she beamed
smiles of love and tender sympathy on
the old fool, her husband, who sat op
posite her nursing his martyred soul.
Not once. as he sat at that board
laden with a superabundance of the
choicest viands, did old Blatchford feel
a tinge of pity for his poor daughter,
who was an outcast from home, a
stranger in a strange land, denied
even the food necessary to stay the
pangs of hunger. And yet he condoled
himself and imagined that he had a
wounded heart; lie, a man who was as
void of heart as the veriest flint.
A week or so after the incident de
scribed Sarah came to Hiram with a
letter from an adjoining state, in which
letter she was informed of the death of
a married sister. Her sister had left
three children, and Sarah's tender
heart prompted her to take them and
care for them if Hiram wasn't averse
"Bring them right along," Hiram
said; "we have plenty and they must
not suffer. Send for them at once."
Ai! old man, where was your con
science, your sense of right, that it did
not prieck you when you thus opened
your home to a horde of strangers, and
admitted them to the place that be
longed to one who needed it more?
Where was your good angel that it did
not whisper to you of the sorrow and
trouble, the foundation of which you
that moment laid with your own hand.
Bitter, bitter wvill be the regrets follow
ing that act, old man, and though they
may follow at a long distance, they will
surely follow, and terrible will be their
weight when at last they come.
The orphans were duly installed in
Blatchford's house, and by him were
educated and supported. The eldest, a
boy named liarry, was taken into the
bank, and of him we shall hear more
later on, as he figures quite extensively
in this history, which would probably
be less sad if it were less true.
MOTnEn AND DAUTER.
With their dearly secured "accommo
dation" John Green's family managed
to get through the winter without suf
fering anything beyond severe priva
tions. Their clothing and fare was, of
course, common and limited, but that
was nothing so long as it kept them
from starving and freezing.
It was a long, dreary winter, especial
ly to Louise, off on the prairie, with no
friends or companions, and no books
or papers, and with nothing to do but
to drag idly through the days. The
nearest neighbor lived two miles away,
and, that being Markham's, they might
as well have been forty miles away for
all the good they were to Green's, for
since that night when Markham talked
so abusively to Louise there had been
no intercourse between the two fain
Louise grew pensive and melancholy,
and it was plain that she longed for a
different life, though she never uttered
a complaining word. Once shortly
after Christmas she and her mother
were alone in the cabin,'and after they
had sat a long time silent Louise sud
"Mother, I wish I could manage some
way to go on with my education."
"So do 1, Louise," Mary answered;
"but I can't think of any way that it
can 'be managed. If we had the books
I could help you with your studies, but
we haven't the money to buy books."
"I know that, mother, but I was
thinking that I might borrow some."
"I don't know who you could borrow
them from, Louise. I don't suppose any
one about here has them."
"I know who has them," Louise re
plied, "but I don't know whether you
would want me to get them of him.
Paul has lots of books that he brought
from school with him, and lhe has often
proposed to let me have them."
"Paul Markham?" Mary asked.
"Yes," said Louise; "he has the books
I need, and he has begged me to take
"Louise," Mary said after awhile,
"you know how old Markham talked tc
you that night you went to the store,
and you know we have had nothing tc
do with them since, and you know that
we can't accept any favors from Paul."
Louise arose and going to the win
dow stood for a minute or so looking
out into the snow-covered prairie.
Unconsciously she let a sigh escape her,
and, though it was soft and low, the
quick ears of her mother caught it.
"Louise," Mary called, "don't fret
about the books, for we shall try to get
"It is not the books, mother," Louise
replied as she came and put her arms
about her mother's neck and laid her
face on her bosom. "I can wait for
"Then what makes you sad, my
child?" and Mary stroked her daughter's
hair and tried to lift the bowed head.
"What is it you sigh for?"
"I-I'm afraid you and pa do not like
Paul," and Louise buried her face
deeper on her mother's breast. "Hie is
so good and generous and is all the
friend I have in the werld aside from
'ou two, and I'm afraid you do not like
"Why, I'm sure I have nothing
against him, child. I~e is a quiet, lion
est, industrious you! g man, and if it
wasn't that he is a Markham I couldn't
say a word against him."
"Hie is a Markham, mother, but he is
not like his father. ie is as generous
and kind as he can be, and I do wish
you and pa would be friendly with him."
someting ue ing this uneommon
interest felt by fL .ni-e in Paul, and for
several minutes slh was ndilecided how
to proecd. F inaty sh iKgk the giers
head in her ia~is and lifteA it n until
the faev. was ippwite her own, and if
she had wanted any further evidn,'
confir:n the truth if her surunes, she
would have found it in the telltale
bfushes that swept over the fair vouing
--L.,uise." she sail. ''dn't k Ip any
take sIch :L .l,-p iii t in I I ':I
er. for I ':n' heilp 1i' . t b liv im .i
These la-t vod wer .-,ihn cr in a
faint whiisper, but larv understood
them, and drawing hvr child to hir.
pressed her close to her bos',Im. and
thus they reinalied for a long time.
JMarv was the first to break the silence.
"Paul shall never reeive anythingit
but the kindest treatient from me."
she said, "and I know . winn will treat
him as a gentleman. 'aul is a good
man, and if you love him he .shall have
mv love, too."
"Thank you, mamma, I knew you
would like him, for my sake. and you
will like him better when you know
how good and noble he is."
Then another long silence followed,
after which Mary said:
"Has Paul spoken to you of love,
"No, lie never has. That is, not ex
"And are you sure you love him?"
"I know I love him, mamma, he is so
good and kind, and is all the friend I
have aside from you and pa."
The mother smiled faintly at the
girl's earnestness antd stroking the soft,
brown hair gently, said:
"Loaise, you are young yet, a mere
child, and I'm afraid you do not know
your heart as well as you think. You
have a great liking for Paul as one is
apt to have for a good friend when
friends are few. You admire his kind
ness of heart, for, poor child, you have
"'LOUISE, YOU ARE YOUNG YET, A MEI
liaown little enough of such in your
life. You like and esteem Paul above
all others, but perhaps you may not
love him. Love is a broad and a deep
thing, and you are too young to under
stand what it really is. Go on thinking
of him as you do, if you wish, and al
ways treat him with the kindnest con
sideration, but do not go beyond that. -
If he speaks to you of love do not en
courage him, and make him no prom
ises. Tell him that you are young and
that I wish you to wait a year or two
longer before you enter into any com
pact affecting your whole future life.
But perhaps this is all unnecessary pre
caution. Hie has said nothing, and per
haps he may not say anyudng for a
long time. .It may be-are you suro ho
loves you, Louise?"
"I know he does, mamma. I-I can't
tell you how I know it, but I do know
he loves me; and some day he means to
ask me to be his wife. I am sixteen
now, and in a year or two I shall be a
woman, and then lie will speak and
you will not object Will you?"
"No, not unless I have better rea
sons than I know at present. But a
year or two is a long time, Louise, and
we need not consider now what we
will do then. It may not be necessary
for me to say aye or nay to Paul, for
you may see him differently then. You
may see some one else that may sup
plant him in your heart."
"Oh, mothcr, that is impossiblel No
one can be to me what Paul is. I could
not be so ungrateful as to give him a
second place in my heart, when he has
been so good to me."
The mother smiled again. She was
assured from these last words of her
daughter, that Louise had mistaken her
heart, and that what she felt to be love
was only gratitude and friendship.
She understood how easily one of
Louise's age, and one placed as she was,
could deceive herself, and she could not
believe that the child knew her own
heart. For a long time she was silent,
and for a time doubts, fears and misgi"
ings possessed her She realized how
easily one of the girl's age and temper
ament could be deceived. She was in
experienced, and knowing nothing of
human nature, judged all mankind by
her own standard, and reckoned all
hearts like hers, pure, innocent and
honest. Whether she really loved P'aul
or not, lie was her idol, and she looked
up to him as a paragon of perfection,
and was that, confident and trustful that
she would not, and could not, doubt him
Such thoughts as these ran through
the mother's mind, anid she trembled
for tho safety of her child. Then she
recalled all she knew of Paul. lie
was a man of perfect character, and
in all the years she had known him lie
had not been guilty of an ungentle
manly act. This rev'iew of the y'oung
man's past somou'hat reassured her,
and she felt thank ful that it was Paiul
who held such an inlhuence over her
daughter. She was far safer with him
than with most men.
So after considering the matter well,
Mary decided to say nor do nothin"
to antagonize her daughter's senti
ments. She remembered only too viv
idly what the result of such action hail
been in her own case, andishie knew that
young levers could not lie driven. She
realized that harsh measures would
only bring the lovers closer together.
and result in the very thing she was
anxious to avert-a premature mar'
riage. So at last, taking Louise's hand
in her own, she said:
"Do as I have told you, Louisei; treat
Paul as kindly as you can, and remiem
ber him as your best friend, hut do not
make him any promiss He knows
you are too young to think of marriage.
and lie will not think it hard to leave
you free for a yea:r or two longer. You
arc free to keep company with him and
to love him, and whe you are a year
older, if y'ou waint to promiise to be his
wife yo'u can do so with my consent. I
think I have offered fair terms, Louise.
and I hope you will consider them
"I do, mamma, I do, and I am willing
to do as you say, and I kniow P'aul will
be, too. I will never have any secrets
from you, and never go contrary to
your wishes. Panl and I will wait, and
neither of us will think it hard, since
you wish it, but nothing, mother. ean
part us. Nothing, noi~th ing."
Alas that Louisa's fondl hope was
doomed to be blasted, anid that ine uin
dreamed of should come between her
and Paul-come in a way. too, to bring
hexthe trying ordeal of her life.
[TPo be continned,]
TEN MEN TO BE HANGED.
The itnrstlt of te Camirt of .usions in
most dcath-dealng sentEnce in the le-zal
anas Of th 4; .tate. Cxcept in cases 0!
in IrreCtion,. Was pased at Laurens to
dlay, tCn 1C:4r0 men beinU Melteuct d to
be h:mnd !.:r the muneir of another
\j1,~, IIL& ;i ai A iki';-iui .J-di A
neaiuns 'lioritou 'tcc alsu colored.
arraugzed a Odwl to Lake his 1-1'e aitid car
er. it cut succe s:,lui AL Lis- term
P4 the Lauras ourL thile a were all tred
together or the crime, and all conviLted.
A lot10iol was made for a new trial and
reiused. anid Judge Hutson sentenced
the whole t-n to be hanged on October
At the same term of Court Ike Kin
ard, colored. was con victed of the mur
dzer of Samuel G. Oxner, a white man,
and was sentenced to be hanged on Oc
tober 16, this making elcven negroes
sentened t'. death at these bloody as
sizes. The Court of General Sessions
has adjourned. The State -ained every
case. Six ne-roes were sentenced to
the Penitentiary or to pay lines.
THE CRIME AND THE TRTAr..
The murder of Thornton Nance, for
which the ten negroes were sentenced
to-day t ) be hanged. occurred on the 5th
day of August last at a negro church
near Mountville, a station on tie Geor
ia. Carolina and Northern Railroad,
about eleven miles from this city.
From the testimony it appears that
John Nance had written - letter to the
wile of John Atkinson and that this
band of negroes went to the church for
the Jurpose ol having a row with John
Nance and itiade a threat that they
woull kill the ne-gro that niuht.
This hand of --diabolhcal demous,"' as
the solicitor termed them. proceeded to
the necro church to execute this desigtn.
They did not attend the sevices, but lay
inl wait ariotind the chuich until the ser
vices were over.
The night was a (lark one, but the
band was clearly recognized by a torch
which Edmund Nance, father of the de
ceased, held for his wife and little chil
dren to see the road home. After a lit.
tle the quarrel grew warmer. and bullets
were llying in all directions.
Sam Nance was shot through the
lungs, another negro was shot through
the bat and Thornton Nance was killed.
The trial was begun on Tuesday last
at noon and was ended last night about
11 o'clock. The State was represented
by Lewis W. Simkins and Solicitor
Schumpert, and the murderers by John
son & Richey.
The detence argued ably for the band.
For seven they tried to prove an alibi,
or the remaining three they claimed
that the evidence showed that Thornton
Nance was klled by Henry Suber, one
of the negiocs who fled and had never
The jury remained out about three
hours and returr.ed a verdict of guilty.
with a recommendation to the mercy of
the Court. The prisioners were orought
into the Court room about 11 o'clock
this morning to receive the sent.once.
A motion was make by Mr. Johnson$
for a new trial on the cround that his
Ponor had erred in the charge to the
jury. The motion, however, was over
The negroes appeared to he little con
eerned during the whole of the trial, but
there was a sad scene in the Court room
a the Jiudge pronounced the sentence of
death. Thie wIves and relatives of the
prsoners were present and could not
restrai.1 their feeling, and broke torth in
bitter wails, and w~ ere ordered by the
Court to be carried out.-News and
Lintless Cotton 5eed.
It looks as if there is really some
thing in the claim made by Mr. II. T.
Ferguson, of Spart.anburg, that there is
such a thing as lintless cotton seed.
Not long since we saw a boll of it which
came out of the field of Mr. L. WV.
Weeks in the Fork, and last week we
saw a statement in the Marion Star
that a gentleman of that county had a
few stalks of it in his field. We learn
from the Greenville News that Mr.
Cureton. the manager of the cotton seed
oil mill in that city is experimenting
with the lintless cotton of II. T. Fergu
son, living near Woodrutf, in Spartan
In speaking of the matter the News
sas: The object ot Mr. Cureton's ex
perients is to lind what value the seed
has as an oil proauct r and as a fertilizer.
A News reporter saw several stalks of
the cotton at the oil mill. They were
iot unlike the ordinary stalks in ap
pearance and no diffe-rence can be seen
in the green bulls until they are opened.
Th-n the observer is astonished. I~e
sees nothing but a boll full of green seed
such as he would ind on opening a pea
pod. The merest trace of lint is found.
The stalks in the possession of Mir.
Cureton contain one or two open bolts
aid when a close inspection is made
there is again snrplrise. The seeds stick
in the boils until they are well matured
and if not picked drop out. When ripe
th-v are intensely hlack in color and
resetmble the seed of the famous Peter
kin catt on. The are I rger than the
o:rdiary seed. M1r. Cureton has not
: uiy compieted his ex periments. but he
has made a few simaple tests. He says
theC seed has much miore oil than the
ormary seed and far more meal. Hie
belive.4 t hie cottuin cat; be easily culti
vated and will yit Id fromn 300 to 400
ushels on the acre. lie believes, from
what lie now sees, that there is a great
fture for the cotton as an oil producer
and fertiiizei maker. The stod are
gathered much like peas and the cotton
is harvested much like other eotton.
Mr. Fergusoni h as an acre in cultivationi
ilard~ Timfe~s in O~klahoma~.
G-riunu-:, 0. T1. Sept 25-A courier
jut in from Chiandller says thie situation
there is a terrible one, and that hundreds
of people are h-aving. Mluddy, nauseat
ing water st-ls for 25 cents a glass, and
horses are dying~ by the score. On the
road no water is to be had for twenty
miles, and the sides ol the road are lined
with exhatusted teams. Unless the towvn
site is opened soon, riot and bloodshed
will follow. lireati is 50 cents a loat,
and other t hings in proportionl.
A (-OLoIi:t> politician of North Caro
lina propose-s to run for congress next
fal on a unique platform. ie promises
in event of an election to endeavor to
have Congress provide for the payment,
at the rate of $l300 per head. of the
4,000.L0 slaves set fre e by the late war,
$2.K0 of this amount to be paid to the
owner of such slave or his heir and
100 to eac-h freed nian or his heirs.- It
will take $I,200,000.00C t o do this, and
he proposes to supply the funds by is
suing 2 per cent. itty year bonds to that
SC.:4xron 11AN4al, of )Mcrth Caro-I
lin:, says the Farmiers' Alliance does
not threateni the Deniocratie party i
his state, the light being nierely between
w factions of t he party for sumpremiacy.
The Alliance faction wish te get con
trol of the party, not to d-stroy it. Ile
does not see that there is any third par
v in it. The above is exactly the con
dItion of atfairs in South Carolina.
A white man was found dead in Lex
ingtou County the other day, and the
following original verdict was render
ed by the jurmy of inquest: "We lind
h~ttthe deceas'd came to his death
froni what was t-he matter with hIm
ore he died."
TIlE MURDER OF A MAYOR.
SH .T IN THE BACK BY A BRUTAL
Mayor Henneman of Spartanburg, While
D)chargin;; His Duty asuan Officer of
the Ilac,-, Rtecelves His Death Wound
at tIm 11fland of John wVilams. Colored.
.IrA n a, S. C. Sept. 27.-Hon.
J. A. f 'iinatne, mayor, of Spartanburg,
wa.t -ot. aud killed !hi- eveningat 6:20
o'clock by J1n Wilianu, colored. He
bre-athed zabuut half an hour before life
Williams and his wife were quarrel
ing in their house, beyond the Green
ville branch. Mr. leaneman was pass
ing by, and went in to command the
peae. About the ti'ne he got in the
yard, To P1ltice, a whi e man,oame up.
Ile sa) s Williams was standing on the
steps and his wife was inside the house
abusing the mayor. Place asked Mayor
Hlenneman if he needed any help to ar
rest the negro. He said: "No, I have
sent for the police, and they will make
Williams then cursed the mayor and
told him to get out of his yard, or he
would fix him, and then he went into the
house. The mayor said:"You are going
after your pistol, are you?" And then
he drew out his pistol and followed the
negro in the house. A scuffle ensued.in
which Place thought the woman was
taking a prominent part, and soon be
heard a pistol fire. In a short time Mr.
Ilenneman and the negro both came
rolling out of the door and fell to the
ground, the negro having the mayor's
pistol. They scuffied and rolled several
feet, when the negro shot the mayor
while lie was in a recumbent position,
on his side. The ball entered just above
the hip and penetrated the cavity.
Williams made no effort to escape,
and proposed to surrender the pistol tQ
Place and go to jail with him. Wil
liam's wife says that Mr. Henneman
fired at her husband in the house and
she shows the place where the bal en
tered the wall.
When arrested the negro said that the
mayor ordered him to hold up his hands
when lie came in the house. So far as
is known at present, Place and Wi1
liams's wife are the only witnesses U
the shooting. About 8 o'clock the body
was moved to Mr. Henneman's house,
where the inquest will be held tonight.
Williams' wife has been arrested, and
she says that Williams was beating hei
and abusing her when the mayor came
in to stop the quarrel. She says he fired
his pistol to make her husband surren
der when the scuffle began, and they
both rolled out of the door. She did
not witneas the shooting from the out
The negro, in his talk to Place, and
after he was carried to jail, showed s
vindictive spirit and seemed to exult i
his deed. The negroes of the city are
considerably excited, and they think the
killing a great outrage. One said be
was willing to join in a crowd to lyac
Williams. The town Is considerabl2
excited. Groups of people are on the
square, and there is the usual talk of
lynching. Sheriff Nicholls is in the jail
and will remain there tonight.
The sympathy of the whole commun
ity goes ont the stricken family in this
hour of affliction. Mayor Hennemas
camne here from Norfolk about the year
1859, and s~arted the jewelry business,
ini that he has been quite successful.
T wo years ago he was elected mayor o1
the city. He leaves a wife, two daugh.
ters and his son George at home. Rut
ledge Hlenneman, the oldest son, is at
Greenwood, and Dr. John B1. Hlennemas
is a professor at Hiampden Sydney Cok.
lege. The coroner empanelled a jur,
wnich viewed the body and then ad
journed to meet tomorrow at 9 o'clock
to hear the evidence.-The State.
Famine. Awful Fa.
S-r. P ETERSB3URG, Sept. 24.-Reporte
received here from Tamboff and its ad
jacent provinces announce that the
Zemstvos have provided for the resow
ing of land and to furnish supplies of
grain until ,January next. After that
there will be the greatest difficulty te
ensure food for the people. As the cot
lection of taxes is imiposslble, the salar
ies of locatl administrative bodies have
been suspended. Even if funds to sup.
ply grain are obtained the distribution,
which will be over wide famine tracts,
will be difficult, and the maintenance
of hospitals, schools and asylums is
The scarcity of oats and hay is comn
pellinig farmers to sell live stock at
mock prices. For instance, a horse for
2 roubles, a cow for S roubies ana colti
from 20 to 50 copecks. A fter a recent
county fair in one district the skeletons
of forty horses were found by the road
side. The animals had been killed for
Destitution is also staring in the face
a large number of people who have
been enmployed on the public works, as
the work on the latter must stop when
frost set in. The massis of the people
rely entirely on the Government to help
thenm. This being the state of affairs in
the psesent miii weather, the gloomy
prospects held out by coming winter
can be readily imagined.
An analysis of the bread sold In many
places by unscrupulous merchants re
vealed the fact that absolutely poison
us mixtures are sold. Several mer
chants have been arre-ste d at Morshauck,
andl will Le summarily tried, Many
spec inus of sucfi bread consist of 70
per cenit of earth and sand and 30 per
cent of refuse finrinaceous products.
A mong many conjectures regarding
the causes of the failure of the cropa it
is suggested that the drainage of hun
dreds of verst of the vsst swamp of
Pinskt resulted in flooding the Unieper
in thes spring and in the lowness of the
water late in summer, thus causing a
diminution in thet rainfall in the east
ern proviinces. Almost all of t he Gov
erlnn-nt ollicials have voluntarily con
tri buted a portion of their salaries to
the famine fund. Tnie public talk of
bringing bread from Ameria and
Cornered1 by His Crime.
31 NEi-:.oLIs, Seot. 25.-Con
since has iinally orcea .jaedo dsrown
to confess a murder that he committed
eihit y'ears ago. Since 1883 Brown has
ben tiecinir from his crime. but it has
pur isued himi the length arid breadth of
the conitinlent. A t last in Minneapolia
he uis confessed to Superintendent of
Thiere i., one man whose heart will
dve a great. bound of joy when he hears
o the confes-ion. Ie is Convict Gray,
a "lifer" in the penitentiary it Chester,
ill. Gray has been t ought the ruur.
derer instead of Brown. lHe was con.
victedt at Salem, 1ll. Brown's confes
sion will set him free. Brown's story
was so str'ange that the chief at first set
him down as a crank. The man was so
eat t however, that the chief ordered
him locked iup, and sent a telegram to
Chester, Ill. This morning the answer
come: "HoldI the mn; will send for
The story of the murder is a strange
oe. Urova was tramping and got into
a box car. ie stumbled over a man in
the dark and a tight ensued. Brown hit
the man with a coupling pin and fled,
Not long after Gray, another tramp
ume along and went t~o sleep in the
sme car, not knowing lie had a dead
man for compulany. The next morning
when he arose he found that his arm
had lain in a pool1 of blood. He tore off
the bloody sleeve and died, That sleeve
e'autsedl his arrest, conviction and sen
tence to life imprisonment, lHe does
ot even know who the real murderer
was. Brown claims to come :r )m a
well-to-do Southern family, but will na
gi hiseali name.
Panto in a Churob.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 24.-Just
before 12 o'lock l-'st night a panic oc
curred in the Harmony Baptist Church,
colored, during which one woman was
killed, three others received iital injuries,
and about twenty people were seriously
crushed and bruised. The church stands
on West State street i ear the outskirts
of the city, and an all night revival
meeting was beine held there. Suddenly
the gas lights began to dicker badly,
owing to soue defect in the pipus The
audience was nide up of nearly tive
hundi ed negroes. all under nore or less
religious excite.eat. The weird flicker
of the lights at once appealed to sup
erstitions or the worshipers as super
natural visitations. The ;deacou arose
to leave and the whele audience then
arose t their feet.
The lights then went out entirely.
One frenzied worstiper shouted -judg
ment. judgment," at wh.ch the crowd
became wild with, ftar. A grand rush
was made for the narrow doo There
were cries of "murder." "tire" some
body yelled "dynamite." Men, women
and children were packed toglther like
sardines in the small entry. Stronter
ones tramped the weak and rashed out
over their prostrate bodies. Many
jumped from the windows and were in
jured in the fall and by broken glass.
The panic lasted . fifteen or twenty
minutes, and when the building was
lighted up aam over a dozed people lay
bruised and bleeding on the foor. One
girl, Maggie Clark, aged 16, was dead.
Medical aid was summoned and the in.
'ured soon had their wounds dressed.
At least three were fatally injured. The
accident attracted nearly two thousand
people to the neighborhood, and quiet
was not restorea till morning.
She Leved Kla it Peverty.
ATLANTA, Sept. 24.-Richard Hornig,
a poor German, settled near Anstell
some time ago. He was an henest,
hard-working farm laborer, and won
the respect and confidence ot all who
kne w him. He received but little at
tention from the women in the settle
ment. But there was one poor girl,
Miss O'Shields, who was always kind
to the stranger, and their friendship
boon ripened into love. As both were
very poor, matrimony was not thought
A few months ago a letter with a
foreign stamp arrived at the Anstell
postoffice, directed tfRichard Hornig.
It announced to him ethe death of his
lather in Germany, and that he was
sole heir toS,000,000 marks. Mr.Hornlg
visited Germany, had no trouble in
getting his fortune, and returned to
Anstell last week. Of course this
change in Siadition mae marked
change In the" e'ption acIerded him.
But his heart Wi still true to. e little
woman:who had been his frie3 wen
he was aor stranger, and Toi made
her his ;tody.
Miss OSields was taken from the
cotton field and arrayed in silk and fine
linen and surround by all the luxuries
that wealth could buy. Her husband
says that he intends 0 send her to the
best schools in the old world to fit her
for her new life. When asked why he
did not marry an educated girl, Mr.
Hornig replied that such showed him
no attention when they thouiht him a
penniless stranger, and he wo id always
feel, should he marry one of them, that
his wife wanted him only for hus mone.
He knew the bride he had selected trul
loved him, and this, he said, was what
he desired above all else.
she Met U e cs.
PLAINFIELD, N. J., Sept. 2f.-Peter
Vanaradale, of Plainfield, was out rid
ing with his wife last night near somer
ville, when his team of ponies begas to
run away. He told his wif, to -jump,
which she didi. In a moment he re
gained control of the horses and dreve
back to where his wife was1 li
road. Lifting kar up he
ofidthat she was dyin , die
the earth Mrs. Vanadale's hiead was
crushed in by a stoile, breaaksg her
neck. 8be leaves a fagity of lIslleones
ot 14 High sat quarreled with his
wife anid left herz ? -w days ago. ThIs
mornidg white going to hi. work 's
strange man thrust a pistol into his face
and shot at him,but miraculously miss
ed him. Two more shots were fiired
before he was disarmed. At the police
station the gunner proved to be none
other than Lewis' wfe in male attire.
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