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the Bible Tru
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citizens in es oe hoerr 'araiil
mng Dr. Taa.ceoIs u e
City by inaktin zhJ : of 0. S"
university. His ' was i'overbs
17, "Surely, in -v .th
in the s ight i! an:i .".
~Early inm nng i w,,:: utW*m,'
a towler 0? ': ' . W" I
hastened -ro7 ..I'e mou:n eorIeh
and into ths f We p out h -
ue;, aucd coverd V th e oI as
weil as we couli. WVe arru;ed the call
bird, its fee:. ta .::d 1; wins RappIne
in inY!tatia to fow~ s heaven to
sett!e down there. We redred into a
booth of branches a-;i Vn waie,.d
. .ter a Lil. 190.2n ou. of tC door of
the booth. we saw - fe of brdf in te
sk". Thev came : 7. 1 nearer,
m-! en Ue J Ld di V t: d16arte dL
away. Altnia .%e waite~d .-,!I!er a whide ,
w. sa- a .mbcx tock i Mrd They
cane _,'acrr and l rer uri i at the
mUmCr whe iel were O o "oop B
the.y darted away.
The lowler was very -,:ch disaT,- d
pot:atedU' as --ei 'la. e Qaid to o
ee::h a,' a hat is the m E" and I
"Why were rot these biids et::ht?" c
We went out and exarmined the net and s(
bi a 11uitr of a raucht of a tree part of tl
tbe net nad beeu Conspicu(usly exposed. C
aLxd the birds coming very ::ar had seen b
their peril and dArted aw::y. When I S:
saw that, I said to the old towler, "That W
reminds me of a passage f bcripture:
'lurely in vain is the net -,,read in the rc
sight of any bird'" No v the ne t rn
my text stands for temptation. y
The calf bird .a sm ten pts men on p
from point to point and fromni ora:.h t- P
bran2ih uni:l they are about to dro.p into s(
the net. If a ma3 finds out in time that I
it is the templaticn of the devil, or that P
evil men are nttemptm to cawmtre his a
soul for tinmz ani tot eternity. the man
steps back. - He says, "I aM not to be I
caught in :hat way; I see what ycu are
about; spurely in *ain is the net spread a(
in the sight of an; bird." h
4 There are two classes of temptations p
-the superhcial :-ad the subterraneous di
-those above !ound, those ander d
ground. j": a manz could see sin as it is, o
he would no ate em .race it than he t(
would emb:ace a per. Sin is a daLg.i- 1]
ter of bell, et . is garlanded and rohed
and trinke ed. voice is a warble. t
Her cheek is the Fting sun. Her fore- i
head is an auro. She says to mel: C(
"Come. wak t?: path with --e. It -s I:
thymed an pri..sed, nc the r s- tl
wiached w h t.- cdors o te hang t
ardens o0 hesve The rivers are r> t<
era of Wine. and . you have i.' do is 'o W
drmk thean t uahees upast sparkie c<
with diam u a .ets. and chr,.-'- e
prasus. -e! 1 -s all bloomrn and r
seate clouA and ven.v
Oh, my ient for one moment 1le "
choiring oi all i eoncerted voices of a
sin ,:ould be husl. I, we should see te IS
orchestra e:the r wit h ot bre .to blo ;- f
ing through fier4i te, andI te skelet.'n
arms on drams e thunder andi darkness o
beating the chomus, "The end thereot is Is
It is not the -impty vessel; but the t
laden merchanuaan that is the temnp:as. ti
tion of the pirate. Aud a young man
empty of bead, emptj~y of heart, empty e
or life-yo~u wi.s no Toung Men's a
Christian Association to keep nim safe;
he is safe. He ill not gamb'e unless a
it is with somebiy else's sta.kes. He c,
will not break th:e Saboath unless some-* a
body else. pays ne horse hire. He will y
not drink unles ;some one else treats b
him. He will usng aroandi the bar hour ~s
after homt waldiag for some aenerous t:
voung maa to come int. The generous a
youngl man~ come. in and1( accosts him. v
and says, "Weil. wiL you have a drink a
with me todas?" The mni~t, as though
it were a sude.n thing for him, .sas, a
"Well-weil, 11 your Sist sa it, .I wilt
Too mean to go to perdition~ unless e
somebody else pays lhis e.xpenses: For t:
such young men 'we will not tight. We a
y ould no( miore 'contend :or them than e
Ttar and ?.hiopia wom:;d iht as to
wosQ'ou! id ave the great &ara ds
er;bt.or those youn~g men who are
t-uoyantL and eunusiasL.i, itc e whbo are c
detemn.ined to l. c.omeihing ior time and e
l.'r eternity-Xor thets? ve wi t h:, and d
We nlow deci.are everiassius war against a
all the induenr~ces that assa.1.them. and a
we ask ali gooua men and iuth~roists e
to wheet .!fto line, and all th~e a:mi.ies of
heaven to 'bcar down upon the fee. and u
we pray Almignity Godx *.iat with the ,
hnerbAlts of us wrath hil strike
down aind consume ah~ these induences
L1hat are attemaptung to dlestroy tie etung i,
nmen lor w;homi (inst died.
The ziret ciass of te.:p'taions that as-1 t
saults a young mtan is led on by the e
skeptic. He wih t d:.tiiL that hei a
ant inmdel or atheist. O., noi he is a r
Tiree thinker;" he isa- ofn you. "ho.- 11
eral" men; he is Iree and sty in relig- f,
ion. Oh, how uceral he is he is o0
-liberal" :.hat h will giv.e anyv h~s Bi
ble; he is so "ibera" thatt he will give
away the thront or eterred justi e; he is
to -lioerai" thao. he wol be :vi'!!u te
give God cut a iC .n'verse he :5 so0l
"hiberal" that a.. wouu g- e up hi ow
soul and~ the eds oi a'll hs rriercs y
Now wha:, more could yo*u as in e
way of hber .r Te veim CI t~ds
ekeptic 1:a pre. ly just orc troma the e
country. Thro; ih tne inte vnu' ,
iriends be has e.ni placed in a hop. s
On Sa; rdaz . ekeptic s' 'to L::n, r
"W~ell, w hat xt: wou going t; :1o toor ur- .n
row?" h.: says l am go* o. iure .." 1:
'Is it poss; na .; ske .c. t
"Well, 1 *ised a do th~osa ti-:::gs; I a~s s
brought iup, i -: xpse. sa voa ne-. in' i
a religius fam.. , and i. Miee all -
those thigs,. L got. over :tthe act t
:s, sinee. car. -~ . o tow yae read a t
great det,. an. :iave Ic' Ln ..ha .ore t
are a great in . 15 thin.g' in the J~nle
that are :.dieu. ss. 3o0, .r instar ce, r
all that .-Out .' serpen. 'bing cused .J
to crawl 12th ardet, o! rd c iser:ase
.s had t: tante':rs ae 'a.
you see d t - v'on.ei
irom th~ e veray Ltul itt ,r
pent tha.. It eau.s.iv ~
tore it v4as et d .t .e
crawled aftev i2rn *c
organza o '~r'tanizauon' of the s-t
that stor. al~u h'o s allor~ng .
Jonah,c0: Jo::.. nwalacrite wiue, t
aiYc-h Vas. it ont nz. tuvnydif
ference, ie ma rg is absr .t is ridia
~ous to suppo :.at a mnai could have
,spiratin would have been hindered;
e would have been digested; the gas
-ic jeice would have dissoived the i
riue and coagulated albumen. and
oniah would have been changed from
ropi et nLo chyle. Then all that story
jout the miraculous conception-why.
is 1erfectly disgraceful. Oh, sir! I be
eve mr tie light of nature. This is the
ineteenth century. Progress. sir; pro
ress. I don't blame you, but after you
ive been in town as longas I haveyou
ilt think just as I do." .
Thousands of young men are going
awn under that process day by day,
aidj there is only here and there a young
sn who can endure this artillery of
orn. They are giving up their Bibles.
he light of nature! They have the
Zht of nature in China; they have it in
mudostan; they have it in Ceylon.
lowers there, stars there, waters there,
mds tbere. but no civilization, no
mes. no happiness. Lancets to cut and
iggervants to fall under and hooks to
ing on, but no hapnes%
I teil you, my young brother, we have
take a -elgiona 01 some kind. We
re to choose between four or tive.
2all it be the Koran of the Mohamme
iu, -r the Shaster of the Hindoo, or
ie Zndavesta of the Persian. or the
oniucwus' writmngs of the Chinese, or the
'cy QSeriptures? Tate what you will;
od heping me. I will take the Bible.
;ht t)r ail darkness; reck for all foun
uici:; balm for all wounds. A glory
at h:Ls its piares of fire over the wil
rnes; march. Do not give up your
Ask them what infidelity has ever
>ae z, lift the fourteen hundred millions
: hc race out of BarbarisTa. Ask them
hen :riidelity ever instituted a sanitary
)imnssion, and before you leare their
>ictv once and forever tell them that
:ev lave insultel the memory of your
Lristan father, and spit upon the death
1d of your mother and with swine's
lout rooted up the grave ofyour sister,
ho died believing in the Lord Jesus.
1. these people scoff at you as though
ligiona and the Bible were fit only for
eakminded people, you just tell them
>u are not ashamed to be in the com
mny of Burke the stateman. and Ra
2ael the painter, and;Thorwaldsen the
:uptor, and Mozart the musician, and
lackstone the lawyer, and Bacon the
ilosopher, and Harvey the physiciau,
id John Milton the poet.
Young man. hold on to your Bible.
; is the best book you ever owned. It
ill tell you how to bargain, how to
t, how to live. how to die, how to dress.
)w te walk. Glorious Bible! Whether on
rchment or paper, In octavo or duo
cimo, on the center table of the
rawing room or in the counting room
the banker. Glorious Bible! Light
our feet ad lamp to our path.
old on to it!
The second class of insidious tempta
ns that comes upon our young men is
d on by the dishonest employer. Every
>mmercial establishmeDt is a sekool.
i nine cases out of ten the principles of
te employer become the princioles of
i employes. I ask the older merchants
> bear me out in these statements. If,
hen you were just starting in life-in
>mmerdal life-you were told that hon
ty was nbt marketable; that, though
might sell all the goods in the shop,
u must not sell your conscience; that,
bile you were to exercise all industry
2d tact, you were not to sell your con
;ience; it you were taught that gains
tten by sin were combustible, and at
te moment of ignition would be blown
2 by the breath of God until all the
,endid estate would vanish into white
hes scattered in the whirlwind, then
iat instruction has been to you a precan
on and a help ever since.
There are hundreds of commercial
stablishments in. our great cities which
:e educating a class of young men who
ill be the honor of the land, and there
ie other establishments which are edu
iting yolung men to he nothing but
tarers. 'Wnat chance is there for a
ung man who was tauzlht in an esta
lishment that it is right to lie, if it is
nart, and that a French label is all
iat is necessary to make a thing French,
ad tat you @ught always to be honest
-en it pays, and that it is worng to
.eal unless you do it well?
Suppose, now, a young man just
r ting in life enters a place ot that kind
here there are -ten - 9eng mien, all
rilled iv the infamous practices of the
tablishment. He is ready to be
mght. The young man has no theory
comercial ethies. Where is he to
't his theorvy He will get the theory
.om his employers. One day he pushes
is w:t a little beyond what the establish
leut demands of him, and he fleeces a
astoner until the clerk is on the verge
i eciug seized by the law. What is
one in the establishment? He is not
real::ned. The head of the establish
int says to him, "Now, bs careful; be
tretu, young man, you might be
t;~~fbut really that was splendidly
oe; you will get along in the world. I
rarrant you." Then that yong man
des up until be becomes head clerk.
[e has found there is a premium on in
One morning the employer comes to
2e establishmient. He goes into his
untis room and throws up his hands
ud sho~uts, "Why, the safe has beeni
>bbed!" What is the maattir? Noth
i nothing; only the clerk who has been
racticing a goodl while on customers is
racticing a little on the employer. No
ev principle introduced into that esta
lishment. It is a poor rule that will
o work both ways. Teu must never
tal ualess you can do it well. He did
well. I am not talking an abstrac
on; I am talkiug a terrible and a crush
I stand before young men this morn
z who are ander this pre~ssure. I say,
~me out of it. "Oh!" you say, "I
m't; I have my- widowed mother to
apport, and if a man leyes a situation
ow he can't get another one."
say. come out of it. Go,
ome to your mother and say
her, "Mother, I can't stay in that1
biep andt be upright; what shall I do?'
nd it she is worthy ot y'u she will say,~
Come out of it, my son-we will jast~
arow ourselves on him who hath proa.
ted to be the God of that widow and
te fatherass; lie will take care of us."
LI tell you no young man ever per
ianentiy autlered by such a course of
A man said to his employer. "I can't
'ash the wagon on Sunday morning; I
m wiling to wash it on Satnrday after
.oon, ut, sir, you will please excuse
se. i can't wash the wagon on Sunday
0ning." His employer said, 'You
as: w ash it; my carriage comegs in
ver Saturday night, and you have got
o wash it on Sundlay morning." "I
a do it," the man said. They parted.
The Lord looked after him-grandly
vooed atter him. H~e is worth today a
u.dr.d told more than his employer
e was or ever will be, and he saved
right. There are young nia im thU
house today who, under this storm of
temptation, are striking deeper and deep
er their roots and spreading out broader
heirbranches. They are Daniels in Ba
bylon, they are Josephs in the Egyptian
court, they are Pauls amid the wild
beasts of Ephesus. I preach to enecour
age them. Lazy hold oi God and be
There is a mistake we n.,ke about
yeang men. We put them in two clas
ses; the one class is nioral, the other it
dissolute. The moral are -:afe. The
dissolute cannot be reclaimed. I deay
both propositions. The moral aie not
safe unless they have laid hold of God,
and the 'dissolite may be rec:himed. I
suppose there are self righteous men in
this house who feel no need of God. and
will not seek after him, and they will go
out in the world, and they will be tempt
ed, and they will be flung down by mis
fortune, and they will ao dvvn. down,
down. until some night you will see
them goinx home hootinz, ravin::. shut
ing blasphemy-going home to their
mother going home to their sister. going
home to the young companion to whom,
only a little while ago, in the presence
o1 a brilliant assemblage, flashng lights
amd orange blossoms, and censers swing
ing in the air they promised fidelity and
purity. and kin daess perpetual.
As that man reacbes the door,- she
ill oven it, not with an outcry. but
she will stagger back from the door as
he comes in, and in her look there will
be the prophecy of woes that ar' com
ing, want that will shiver in need of
Eire, hunger that will cry in vain for
bread, cr uelties that win not leave the
heart when they have crushed it, but
pinch it again and stab it again, until
scime night she will open i.he door of
the place where her companica was
ruined, and she wilt fimig out hcr arm
from under her raggEd shawl and s-1y,
with almost omnipotent eloquence:
'Give me back my husband! Give me
back my protector! Give me back my
all! Him of the kind heart and gentle
words and the manly brow-give him
back to.me!" And then the wretches,
bese and filthy, will pus% bact their
matted locks and they will say: "Put
her out! Put her out!'' Gh! self right
eous man, without God you are in per'.
Seek after him to-day. Amid the ten
thousands temptations of life there is
ao safety for a man without God.
.But I roay be addressing some who
have gone astray, and so I assault that
other propositition that the dissolute
iannot be reclaimed. Perhaps you have
nly gone a little astray. While I speak
are you troubled? Is there a voice
witbin you saying: "What did you do
that for? Why did you go there? What
lid you mean by that ?" Is there a
memory in your soul that makes you
remble? God only knows all our
earts. Yea, if you have gone so far
as to commit iniquities and have gone
through the whole catalogue, I invite
you back this hour. The Lord waits
for you. "Rejoice!% young man in thy
youth, and let tby heart cheer thee in
the days of thy Youth; but know thou
hat for all these things God will bring
thee into judgment."
Come home, young man, to your
rather's God. Come home, young man,
to your mother's God. Oh! I wish that
all the batteries of the Gospel could
to-day be unlimbered against all those
influences which are taking down so
any of our young men. I would like
to blow a trumpet of warning, and re
eruit until this whole audience would
march out on a crusade against the
vils of society. But letkone of us be
Oh, Christian workers, my heart is
high with hope. The dark horizon is
blooming into the morning of which
prophets spoke, and of which poets
have dreamed, and of which painters
have sketched. The world's bridal
hour advances. The mountains will
kiss the morning radiant and effulgent,
and all the waves of the sea will be
come the crystal keys of a great organ,
on which the fingers of everlastuag joy
shall play the grand march of a world
redeemed. Instead of the thorn there
shal come up the fir tree, and instead
of the briar there shall come up the
myrtle tree, and the mountains and the
hills shall break forth into singing, and
all the trees of the wood shall ciap their
A Spilt In The Z'urty.
NEW ORL~EANS, Dec. I.-The lot
ter question has caused a sphit in the
Democratic party of the State. It is
the most serious that has ever occurred
inILouisiana. Both factions of the lotter y
wig and the anti-lottery wiag held
aucuses last night in Baton Rouge.
The caucus of the latter lasted nearly all
night and was very exc~ing. It was
finaly decided to ask the lottery men t~i
put an anti-lottery p'lank in th'e party
platorm, threatening to bolt it it -.as re
jected. It was rejected, and! the bailt
The State central committee aet this
morning, but none of the antis attended.
The codmmittee appointed hunted up the
absent members and were told that they
had left the party for go'od and had
started a new party, and would hold a
separate convention. The regular
Jemocratic conventoa. composed of pro
~ttery men, met at Ihke's IHall. Fiity
parishes and wards were represented
and 544 delegates were present. The
antis met with thirty-nne parishes and
eleven wards and 474 delegates in at
tendance. Both conventions deyoted
themselves mainly to organizing. The
Regulars will nominate ex-G'overnor
McEnery and the antis will vote for Mr.
Adams, president of the Farmers' Alli
Xurdered in Their Cottage.
JACKsoNVILLE, Fia., Dec. 12.-A
New Smyrna special to the Times
Union says: Miss. A. IL Brnce, Mrs.
L. D. IHarch andi her little son and Mas
ter Frank Packwood were found mnur
dered late this afternoon i the cottage
recently leased by them for the winter
six miles: below this town on the East
coast of Florida. The throats of all
four were cut from ear to ear and they
had been dead apparently from 18 to 30
hours. There is no clue to the murderer.
As several tramps have Leen seen in
this neighborhood lately suspicion na
turally rests on them. A posse of nearly
lifty men has been organized and it
started to-night on horsebacK and afoot
for the scene ot the tragedy. The vic
tims had recently come from the North
to spend the winter here and were not
known generally. No further particu
;ars are procurable to-night as the
Pack wood cottage is nearly seven miles
from a telegraph oflice.
A suicidai Mania.
CHARLEsTON, 5. (2., D'-cember 9.
John Mehaffey, a stone cuttr employed
on the government building here, at
tempted suicide to-night by shooting
himself in the left breast. ~le had been
married bout one month a~n( brought
his bride with him wheii he. came here
about a month ago. Bothi he and his
wife are said to be from Atlanta, Ga.
Had steady employment, go pay and
was not a drinking man, and no do
mestic troubles. No cause is assigned
for the act. The city seems to have a
kind of suiidal mania.
A RUW IN IE H USE.
AN ANGRY DISCUSSION BETWEEN
HASKELh, EVANS AND OTHERS.
The :ew CourTy Bill the Causo t. the
Row-What Was Said and Hew the
Membors Vote-d-The Binl xinled and
coLmrU, 6. C., Dec. 17-T'Ie bil to
provide a new system of county gov
ernments, the full text of which yu
published a few weeks ago, corae up in
the House Tuesday as a special order.
After four or five sections of tlhe bill
had been read Mr. lasxell moved to
strike out the enacting clause.
Senator Beasley, of the confvence
committee, thooght it would ne icetter
to wait to hear what the conference
committee had done.
The President doubted if iny ac.1tion
noula be taker. on a hill not on the
Senator Wilson referred to Joint!
Rule 4, and argued th:at under it tle
amendments from the Hlouse.eonstitu
tiug the message of the louse to the
Senate, could be considered.
Senator Smythe proposed '.o re ove
all doubts with a motion that th06 '
ate require the conterence to returnt to
the Senate the bill and all amendmeint.
Senator Evans suggested that the
conler-Ces be alo wed to report m dua
The IPresident repliei orielr to Sen
ator Wilson. explainug his ru'ina and
its propriety, and then proceecca wo
put Senator Smytho's motion.
Senator Evans moved to adjou nd
uvon the President declarinw tht mio
tion lost demanded a dtvie'oi. The
Senate iby a vote of IS to ' r'fused to
Senator Evans then moveu as a sub
stitute for Senator Smythe's imotion
that the Senate conferees be requ!red
to report the results of the conference.
He again demanded a divisi-m and was
Senator Snvthe's motion wras then
adopted and Senator Be ssley h;iaded
up the bill and amendments. v.hich
were read by the clerk.
Senator Evans moved to contin-e tbe
debate until to-morrow. Lost-lb to 11.
Just here SenatorBighai arose. Two
or three hours before, while Senator
Bigham was innocently perambulatingi
the lobby with an enrolled bill in his
arms, the famous fish patrol-amend
ment had come up in the monotonous
course of business and been ruthlessly
assassinated under the very ears of its
parent. Senator Dozier hving offered'
a motion for non-concurrence, which
went through by default. Being in
formed of this, Senator Bigham had
been on pins, and in the midst of the
filibustering on the free pass bill arose
with the untimely suwgestion that- the
vote of non-concurrence in the fish
patrol bill be reconsidered. A romr of
laughter greeted this unexpected in
terpolation of extraneous, ancient and
iish-like matter. Senatbr Bigham was
informed of the fact and sat down.
Senator Woodward then spoke on the
free pass bill. He said a Senator who
had voted for the bill had told him he
would support it no further, as It was
a lap in the face of the Admlnistra- 1
tion. Nobody had the right to say the
bill was a slap In anybody's face; but
he wanted to know if the time had
come when Senators of South Carolina
were to be controlled in their action on
the Iloor by the fear of slapping sonie
body's face; when anybody was to be
treatetl as a Czar and have his feelings
and wishes deferred to by the represen
tatives of the people in the conduct of
public business and the execution or
their sworn duty.
Senator 6trait, a member of the con
ference committee, made a peppery
speech in reply- He said lie stood on
record as against free passes. Hie had
always refused them. Bt he believed
the matter should be left to the people.
It was for them, not for the Senate, to
say who should or should not receive
free passes. That was a matter for
every man to decide for himself. Oniy
a few years ago, as the Senator from
Fairfield had said, an anti-free pass bill
had been passed through the Senate
and pigeon holed in. some of the House
comittees, he supposed by some of the
men who issued free passes from the
Speaker's desk 'and wanteQ to continue
doing so. There were men, he saio,
wo gave out free passes with their
own hands. He wanted to see them
exposed. Some of the very men who
were now urging andt lllibustermfg -and
trying to get this oill through had
voted against it when i' was up in pas
years. inorher element was in nower
now; that explaimed their- change of
He thought hinm-elf that th v
ernor had been uwar; mn acestimg the
passes, but the Governor was ready toI
go before th-e people and anse. H~e
b elieved and the Pole beneved~ thiat
men in the Legishe' ure had bee~n burm
boozed and debaiuch.ed byv such means.
"The Movemnt" had p0u mos a
tese out and would purge yet further.
On or two i'ces for ,bam'onezing r'no
deba chng remaged rin tlus eCy. Men
were carried to the wine. cubS arid
other place', and '-hen thu- had Ob!n
drenched theyv were ln ('fldin t
promise anythig, an. die th"y -
overed they foudl themsel-ve bouni.
Sen ator Smythe said he did not Know
who the Senator alluded to. Hie and
his colleague, two of the Senators who
were inathe Senate wh-'n tiie bill alinwe
to was offered before,. had voted for it.
Senator Buist said he had beeni comn
ing to Columbia frm Charleston~
twelve years and had never a' cepAe(!or
iven a tree pass, and had voteu for
Senator Woodward's bill nhen it was
Senator Dozier, as one or the oh
Senators, declared that he had never
accepted or used a free pas and had
voted for Senator Woodwa'rd's bil le
fore, Hie proceened with some remnarks
which seemed ve" rueek. but carried
some pepper. lHe spoke of the war of
the Reform element agains~t the dlan-!
erous custom of free piises, of Giov-I
enor Tillman's denunciaLtion. of it, and
o the hue and cry raised when the
newstpapers annlonneed' that the Gov
ernor himself used the passes. Hie
tught the sentimtent of the people on
the suject had been fully expressea.
Senator Timmiermnan moved tond
jurin. Lost on call of ynis and nays-12
A vote was then~ talken on Sentm~
Wood ward's resolution toconeor i she
House amentdments to the free pa:ss
bll, and the resolutton~ was~ agreed to as
am. uist, escha!up, Dozier, Jeu
kns Keitt, Mausou, McDMir:, Mcodv ,
Peake, Sanders, Stoan, Smiith. R. M.
Sith, J., S sythe, Stokes, Verdier,
Willlam?, 'Wisoo and Weed vard-.
NasSenatorn JDaabeg, Deasl' -,
Eans, Fergusoin, Gleni, Hem'phi,
Srait andi Timnmer :nn4
n justice to absent Senators it may
be aid that theire was a general beliet
that nothing would be d.one atter the
railkationt of buis~ an~d the spronging~
of Seuattor Wood ward's re::outionr wasl
The usual reconsideration~ clinch was
pt on and the Se-nat." au.journed until
.Uigham on the lloor making a point of
order because the body was declared
adjourned just as he was moving the
lish patrol into position.
OTIER PROCEEDINGS OF TIIE SENATE.
Lieutenant Governor Gary again pre
sided to-day, his throat being again in
satisfactory working condition.
The resolutions of the Methodist
Conference regarding the opening of
the Workl's Fair on Sunday and the
running of Sunday trains were read
and referred to the committee on A'ed
The judiciary comr.mittee rel)cL'wd
favorably on bills to amend .iection
1,326. Gen.Stat.; to authorize the keeper
ot Elm wood Cemetery to arrest tres
passers without warrant; to regulate
the number ard pay of trial justices in
Oconee; to authorize the cowmssioners
of Beaufort to advertise for and pay
claims against old Peaufort and to ap
ply the surplus, if any, of the fund in
their hands, to flx the compensation of
trial justices in Lancaster County
when acting as coroners; to amend the
Act relati.ng to trial justices in York
and Spartanbrg counties: also on joint
resolution to provide for the payment
of the sheriff of Georgetown County.
The same committee reported un
favorably Mr. Child's bll "to regulate
the saleof liquors," (the prohibition
bil.) and bills to fix the day for pay
merit of notes, etc., maturing on Sua
day or legal holidays; granting the use
o1' ovster beds in Cape Romain to a
private company: to amend the Act
for'ikig the sale of liquors at Jones
Ville, Union County. All went on the
An uifavorabl" report from the same
cormttee on the bill to amend the Act
regulating the sali of pistol cart.ridges
by addicg rifle cartridges and brass
kuekle9s was acted on imnrceiateiy
and tu bill was killed.
The linance committee reported
fatorably en bills to provide for nse of
the 1o wner fund in tne State treasury;
t:> anthorize the )tate treasurer to in
vest the proceeds of etLiin securities
of the ClmCruso4 estate in State secu
Mr. Ernest Uary said that ha thought
when the geutleman from Richland
rose to 3peak he had some objection to
the bill. To his surprise he had taken
the opportunity, but to disciuss the
Chief Executive. If there bad been
whippers In here and they had whipped
him (Mr. Haskeil) our ot power, it was
a grand day for South Carolna. I
have served with him in the House
when he had power that was surpass
ing. What brought whippers in? No
fact contributed more than the power
which he exercised. It was a proud
day when he was whipped out of the
domnain in which he exercised so much
power. I hurl back his insinuations
with contempt. I-could not sit quietly
and allow him to regard me as
whipped. The people have by popular
vote taken the county commissioners
out of the Constitution, and there is a
necessity for some such legislation as
this bill. The system works well in
Georgia. Why will it not work equally
well in South Carolina?
Mr. Evans rose to a question of priv
ilege. "I wish," he said, "to reply to
the false insinuations of the gentleman
Speaker Jones: "The pendidg ques
tion is to strike out the enacti~ clause
of the bill."
Mr. Evans: "I did not call him to
order and stated I would reply and he
made no objection. If ever a man de
served contempt as a whip. it is the
eatleman from Richland. I desire to
ling back into the teeth of this man,
who comes like an ass in a lion's skin."
Mr. Haskell: "I will not call the gen
teman to order, but approbrious epi
thets must cease."
Mr. Evans: "I aum responsible for
anything 1 say."
iMr. H askell: "P'shaw" I was fight
ing for my State before you were born."
M1r. Evans: "Oh! yes, you were fight
ing like a good fellow. Like a wasp
whse head has been crushed tries to
use its sting, so the gentleman from
Rihland acts. For ten years the State
suffered, but at last she rose and
whipped out all such irom: her halls of
legislation, which should have been sa
cred. Ar. we to submit to such epi
thets? lHe attempts to reflect on the
character of the Chief Executive be
ause he has interfered with a co.rpora
tion in which hei tad money invested.".
Mr. Ilaskell: "That statement is ab
solutelv false. .I have not a dollar in
vested in any ccrporationi in this State.
and never have bad acy money invest
ed In phosphates."
Mir. Evans: "Phosphate legisittion,
like that adopted by the General As
s~mbly last winter, has been demanded
by every Attorny General since 18763."
Mr. Hiaskell: "That is not true."
MIr. Evans: "Did not Attorney Gen
eral Conner ree~mnmend it? TIhe gen
te:r';m is getting up this discussion.
simly for the~ newspape'rs. but the peo
pe of South Car olina are not governed
by what the m-spap;ers write, but by a.
tree and honest ballol. The ge-ntieman
fromn Riciilan has not mentionled any
objections~ to the bill.'
Mir. Ilaskeli: "I mentioned a fe w ob
jtVins. but perhaps thcty do not count.
it would double county expenses."
Mr. Evans: "You did niot show it."
.r. ilaske!!: "1 gave it as my opin
ion and cne cpinion of. soire shrewd
inacers, who have studied the sub
jet. Perhaps it is an objection that
does :'ot appeal to the young muan.
The reports say he presented'Admin
.sraton bills,' and he pushed them as
far ae his light weight would allow.
The young tec atemupts to talk about
th ich, but when he :;ete ecol he wal
rconize the fact that. that is all bun
com be- that no one would attempt that
withm me. I do niot like to speak of my
on servic*es. which have been given
:thout rewvard, asked or received,
from~ th State. When a boy I went in
the~ ar-my -nd served as best I might.
HiT pers'inal ilings I will treat with
the c-ontemupt the! deserve. IUts state
ment that I had money invested in a
ptshate corporation is untrue."
air. Evans: "I did not state you had.
I said I imaigimed it."
Mr. ilaskell: "'I never owned a cent
of stock in any phosshate corporation.
The gentleman in his cooler moments
will withdraw his attempted insults,
ad I will then withdraw :ny con
Mr-. Evans: "It'll withdraw nothing."
The next passage was amid much ex
citement, and co':ld not be heard plain
l. It seerms that Mr. Evans insinuated
that a newspap'er stenographer bad
been in the ballduring one of Mr. Has
ke's speeches and was taking it do-wn.
Nlr. Evans insinuated that Afr. Hiaskell
had brought him there to report his
speech, and had teld him to omit cer
Mr. Hlaskell, in tones like ice and
with a steely look in his eyes, asked
Mr. Evans what he meant to insInu
Mr E vauis exlaned hIs utterances as
b~t he mmght.
Mr Hlaskeli then stated that the
stenographer was in his employ. ans be
wrte sornewhat poorly owing (with a
pc liar smile) to a sight. accident. H~e
bad given the stenographer some pri
vae directions wh-u he spoke to him
and had said nothing to him about any
work he was doing fur a paper.
Mr Norton next advanced to the de-.
chairman of tle onme MIn a
and mining Le wishe.td to rehe the m
sinuationl tnat the phosphate commis
siou ,-ill was prepared in the Govern
Mr liasleii: "I did not saY in ihe
Governur's o:Iice. bit down stairs.'
When Mr Norton returned W th
charize Mr Iaskell impetuously askea
if it was not true that Governor Till
man had himscef tesulied that he pre-(
Mr. Norton: 'ie cLuly prepared thi
Mr Hfaskell: "The tes-irnony befo
the phosphste investigat;og committCe
is that he pre'ared the bill and th't
the amendmeats were brred ty
Messrs Smith and Aldricl, the attor
neys of the -'Arrmers' and Caroinra
Mr Norton c-opped thi3 subject, A n
asked it It was not true that t'he trs
nrer of iichland County ',Rd te
$1600 or 601,70 behind ien he came(
to settle with the COiptroli:rG
ana was it not true tht tholsands of t
doilars had bee'n turnrd ito the treas
urv frcm discovered frauds.
Mr Jones attempted to call th p
ers to order, but Mr Haskell s.id tha
in justice to Richland's treasurer, who
was as honest a man as ever hved. he
would say that if Mr Norton meant to
say tliat the treasurer was a defaulter!
the assertion was untrue.
Speaker Jones said th 'ocadig ques
tion was a motion tc strike out :.u en
act.i-. clause. -
Mr F ysaid he si un,. rstoo s"
and -,ould coie1! I!s r e1ia:k t th.
quesLi,xi. IIe opposcd l'!. becinse
it wo!cd increas county various
ly from 1%' to 5 miA DS the variUS
counties. T". 'dL to->, i o"mid be *
pf'!s!bie to get good :nen the v -u
townhips to serve on an r I.
(ut pay. The State wa n1t ready foz
the measure. It s -ud 't: be g'ed
nor, but sho"ld hle sub tI' o a C)o7
Mr Giove opposedi ti : hu
he admaitted sonme of "s provisions
Mr Evans moved to ta the '1- otion
to qtdk out the eractiu"' ctuse. Car
ried by a vote of 52 to 2?
The furthec consideratio th hil 1
was then postponed zutil e ay,
when it- w1s afai a takea ;p.
A good deal of discussic: occkrrd
when the section ralating to 1he Lown
ship road com issiorier came up. The
bill provided that tiiese cornmssioners
should be appointed by -hr Governor;
that on refusal to srve hey should
forfeit $50. The only privilege provic
ed for them was that they should be ex
ampt from road and jury druty.
This was amended so that the furfeit
was made 825.
Mr Harden moved that they be given
$2 per day for their services.
Mr Evans contended that it should
remain as it was; that the idea was :at
if no compensation was given, good I
men would consent to serve.
The memoer from Alkeni was sharp
ly plied with questions as to whether
he would serve as road commissioner
without pay, and on his saying he
would forreit $50 first. there was a gen
eral laugh, and it was evident that Mr
Evans had broken the back bone of his
31r Wilson moved to amend !o that
each commissioner draw :2 per lay for
not more than ten (lays in the year.
Mr Evans move(l to table this. Iis
motion was lost and he moved to '
amend by making it .1 per day.
Mr Dean spoke in favor of, Mr. Wl
son's amendment and his forcible and
practicable remarks evidently had
great effect. This amendment pre- i
Mr Connor moved to amend the bond
of the county supervisor by making it
20,000 instead of $5,000. He supphrted
his motion very strongly, .bukt accepted
an amendment by Wilson to mage it
Mr Evans moved to table. This was
The bill provided that $1.30 could be t
paid by persons liable to road duty as a
comutationi tax, in lieu of ro-ad di utyi
A motion was rua'i to change ths
31r Kirkland said he wished in behalft
of his county to enter a protest again t
this, the mo-ct vicious system he could
think'of. The plant in tne bill for work
ing the roads was based on a radialy C
wrong system. The county supervisor,
like the little bose that n.- will be. w'.1
have power to assign any uuant ii thea I
county to a conti:tetor for road auay
and the contractor could put him slongf
sde of a convict asc provioed irn the bili
Hie entered nis personal protes. Ths
was an attempt !. corupe!C, against a
consttutional prcvisui, mnen to pay a
per capita tax. It was a rounda?bout I c
way to evadie the constituio.
Mr Fowler said he had- rov-ar ex'w-t t
ed to see a boy a.- 'ln;; iel: -~ m"a,
wrk so hbe to ri'ia p- r lbrar. e
This would I)? an~ unc'u j:s' ar mi ded
coniiradctio" to thaL, un.
Mr S A Grah-am em-2 to indeficia
y postpone the bil'i.' Ti- was ca'i
by a v'ote of 46) to 44 as flicO:
Yeas-Attaway, Barkley, bi se---, Bowen,
Brennen, Erown. C->rp.-.'t'er. Ce'nor,
Grum, D~ean, Eady, Eidcr; Fiey,, coiA,
Fwler. Fox. S. A. Gra!m Hari m
Hart, Harvey, flaske. 11a'a, Huges I
Kirkland, Mears, M.:Mil~o M:!y,'
Mooney. Moses, Patton, avenel, RLo W
land, Rutledge R-usse, Sarrtt, Simo"n
Sullivan, Tupper. UEme:.' onKolunit,
Whatley, Wilsou, Woods, Whye, Zt::- i
Nays-Speaker Jones', Aiermau, Ierea~
Boozer, Liowden, Breazae, Browni;, t
Buist. Cox, DuBose, D)ukes, D~urc Fre ar.
Evans, T. A. Grnham., G:e- r, Gutr,'
P L Harden. Hlutto. Jeffeis iad
McCall, McFaddin, Meatyre. D) W~ 'e
Laurin, McWhile, Moseey, orPt
terson, Riley. Robertsonu, Scott Snanin, '
Stackhouse, Taylor, Todd, Townes, Tray
o, Watts, Wcife, Wuoodard, deii
A MOTiON TO ADiJaiURN.
Matters began to gyt interesting about
this time. Mn. Evans jumipeai to lhs feet]r
and began to speak, saryIi tis was a pe
uliar way to do. Mr. Hw.:hes interruptedal
with a motion to clinchc the vote just taken, ,
and Mr. Evans moved to adjourn, ami~d
much laughter. .
T1he motion to ad journ was put, and dur-'
ing its progress thiere~ was much~i bustling
around. Tlhc vote was the' exact opp~osit
of the former Tote, being 4ri to 4.4, in favor
On T'hursdaa the vote by' which the bill
was killed the day before was recon. idered
and the Lill restored to the calenarai.
WVAYreoss. (3., D~c. 12.-.c N-w
lratord. F"la., last mght, G . Meci.
more, a traelling s~alsrm. was aiss:s
snated and robed. H-e wa ns Ott cn a
colecting tour. and was sciocesi to'
hae on his pe~rson~ aoutZ1.0 - L*::
ing the hotel in the direction of th
depot to take the train, he had to ps
by a watri tank, where he wacs found
afterwards, wit Fia'-ead crushed. mi a
dying condition, dad wih his wpre!t
turned insid' ont. A ar -cial tra infra-m
the young ma'n's haome, with lity
fiends. arrived her- t r-ay T o2
groes were ar.recta c~ 'u p',icn ad
oe was ricdled wi'u b-ll-. Th.
other s gua-rded in jai..- s r.
abilities he ..vi 1- yh . to~-ni- .
Felirig Is rning ver h'
SE;NATO!: TUi'i' . a IN'IA
introducei z-. bit: in e Ccros to '.rnd
the coustitution sc that the' Plresidett
mai'y be el'cted bcy direec: vote of th
pec ple. Such a change~ t is most desir ,a
$IOGUTH CAROLINA SUCKERS.
w . earta.bur= Gentlemen Invest
$1,000 in "Green Goods."
J;Isltv CITY, N. J., Dec. 16.
lic,.el C. Frisby and Gar-ison Ferruth,
oth from Spar anhurg County, S. C.,
.er arested by Detective Kilcanley at
he Central 1.ailroad station in Jersey
ity to-day while they were waiting f~r
train that would take them home.
hev had with them a neat box filled
ied with nackages of green paper cut
the exact size of bank notes, with
ood bills on the outside of ca .h pack
e. They were taken to police head
carters where they told the supzrinten
ent their story.
Several monthas ago they got circulars
inued -G. Watts of No. 141 Mott
treet. New York." telling them how a
cw dollars vould buy lots of others un
listinguishable from those issued by
:ncle Sam. Stolen plates were used
o make the bills, and they were all
iWnt. The men sent on f6r some of the
.tuiL and received word that it had been
brwarded by express. It did not come
o haud and they reluctantly concluded
hat the express company had lost it.
LClen they sent for more. 'That, too,
ras lost in transit they supposed, for
atts assured them that it had been
xircsset to them. They made up
he~r minds to trust no longer to express
morpanies. They would g to New
Tliy wrote to Watts and were in
rucLed to go to the Columbia Hotel,
So. 111 North Broad street, Philadel
>hia. where they would be met by an
enUt of Watts. This , they did and
e:e met yesterday by a man called
1ip." He tock them to a place on
lot:. street where they met one Harry
ma;er and a man named "Big Bill,"
hose name was Miner. They gave up
,c00 in good money for, as they sup
osei, $ ol,000 ol coanterfeit and started
er :Iwme by way of tie New Jersey
lentral. Whran they saw the box
)pene~d and lound that there was only
in it they were as much disgueted as
her were surprised.
They were sure that the "goods"
ere there. as they had seen the box
)rei)ared and nailed down. They were
LUxIous to punish the gang who had got
o much ot their money, and Superin
endent Smith, remembering that a batch
>f Southern gentlemen arrested by Kil.
:aniev ha, gone to Mott street and had
>een entertained by "Harry Miner"
ud Big Bill, sent them to the Superin
:endent of Police Murray in New York.
Dropped dead from Fright.
GREENVILLE, S. C., Dec. 16.-Mil
on Leatherwood, a prominent colored
nan of the Pelham neighborhood, drop
)ed dead ias* Saturday from fright. The
ase is one of the most peculiar ever re
orded. Three or four weeks ago a large
og began fighting a small dog belong
ag to Leatherwood. The dogs were
ighting under Leatherwood's house.
Zecuring a stick Leatherwood went un
ler the house and separated the animals.
Ls the large dog ran trom under the
Louse, it snapped Leatherwood in the
ice, Itdicting a'painful wound. It was
eported that the dog was mad, but this
as found to be untrue and Leatherwood
aid no more attention to the niatter,
xcept to express some uneasiness. On
don'day of last week, Leatherwood went
.way on a trip. He returned Thursday,
nd while on his way home met a white
(cnd, who jokingly said to him: "Leath
rwood, the dogs that that dog bit have
one mad. You had better look out."
eatherwood took what h~ad been said
o him seriously, and when he went to
iS home told his family he wouldgo
nad. He paced backward and forward
his room and talked about nothing
lse. His family and friends told him
ha t the dog that bit him had not gone
sad and no other dogs in the neighbor.
tood were afflicted with hydrophobia.
othng could dissuade Leatherwrood
rom the idea that he would die from hy.
ruphobia. Hecontinued to move ner~
ouly and excitedly in his room and on
at urday the exertion and suspense told
n him and he dropped dead in his room.
I was 53 y ears old and was the most
roient colored man in his neighbor
o .-News. ______
!,eathx in the Window.
Ni.:w Yonx, Det. 15.--From last
aztrday morning until this afternoon,
: vassengers, conductors, and guards
a the elevated ratilroad have noticed an
1 man. wearina :IpcOtacles leaning on
esill of a .windo w on the sixth iloor of
'e tenement house No. 645 Greenwich
eet. Hais arms were crossed on the
semet, and upon theim rested his
cad, with the face turned sideiways, as
botg wtching something going on in
he str't Hour after-hour, as the
uberless trains sped by, the motion
Ss Iigure of the man stIll remained. and
Sfr nemale it a point tQ look up
ud son:e;thnes remarked to puaengers
ete pclir position the old man as
,ed;r loking out .of the window.
-hc e raea that lie had been
rn'th al ttie, but supposed it was a
tit is to come to the window at
qu' nt atervais. This afternoon, a
amman up;on nearing the old man's
b.d, looked ut. . The old man's at
rwidow acaln," he remarked. A pai
c':er, who chanced1 to be' Dr. Donlin,
hc coroner's assistant, glanced in the
recii indicated. His professional
y dcc eted ia an insta.nt that the man
asdad. that he would remain there
stl :ay untess disturbed. The
ucor al'.bted at the next station, sum
toed a couple of policemen, and going
a the 01(d man's apartments, found that
s suraise was correct. The old man,
:ho proved to be Richard harvey, tlfty
even ears old, was focundl kneeling on
t loor, with his head resting on the
jndow-sii, as already described. He
ad pr'ably died of apoplexT. and was
arnty stricken down as he strug
cd t theu window for air.
M:'ims, Tenn., Dec. 12.-Detectives
aIs morninagarrested Talion Hlall, alias
todtes, alai Booton. The prisoner sai~d
e a killed ninety-nine men prmi-l
r in Kentutcky and West Virginia,
xe :Sst victim being a sergeant of po
ec in Maysville, Ky. Hail is wanted
a Boonvile on the charge of having
e't tire to that townl a number of years
go. It is said that Hlall killed his pres
lit wi fes first, hus~band in order to get
i: ont of the way that he mIght mar
yher. I- is about forty-live years of
o, six feet till and an athlete. IL
mars a black~ beard, and is altogether
dsprs: looking character.
Plaved Fool Once Too Often.
BDio;;:, Dec. 10.-Lieutenant
anid,~ a. :amateur parachutist, who
aesl droppedlC sacely from a balloon
;.0 leet in the air. to-day undertook
> clse that. per'ormance and hun
ced of !ashionable socty people and
houd of cthers assemibled to see
E.n do itt the bight of 40'0 feet,
osever Lis balloon burst and as his
achute was unprepared. Mans
old ebi and was dasheod to pieces on the
rumd w-cor ihe eyes of his friends.
A .LUKIWA TIAUEU.
THE 0ARKEST PAGE IN THE TERRI
BLE HI . ORY OF CRIME.
A Mother and Her Two Childres and a
Young Lady Murdered-Evidence of
Heroic Resistance on the Part of the
JACKSoNVILLE, FLA., Dac. 17.
The details of the trxgedy e - New
Smyrna are coming in slowly.
Packwood left home Fr-ay moru li,
for Maitland to be gone two days. lirs.
L. D. Hatch, a neighbor and dear friend
of Miss Bruce, came to spend a day and
night with her during Packwood's ab
sence. L. D. Hatch is a carpenter and
orange grower and has lived near .ew
Smyrna for the past fifteen years. Both
he and his wife came trom Maine.
Irwin Jenkins was the first to discover
the crime. He is a negro who calls at
the Packwood house every Saturday to
do errands and light jobs. At 9 o'clock
in the forenoon he knocked at the- door
and got no answer. He saw the w n
dow smashed in and then called . he
neighbors, who made an lnv:stigaeL-on
and notified the sheriff and coroner. No
positi e clue as to the murderar has as
yet been found. Several footprints were
found in the sana under the window.
Some were made with No. 7 or 6 boots,
box toe, the wear on the outside )f the
heel being mr-h deeper than .side,
which would in-.cate that the wearer
was bowlegged. It was first L.hobght
that the crime war the work o. tramps;
but this was subsequently (ispelled by
finding a trail leadiuz aronaa. te yard to
the north and then iro,'uo the ham
mock south to the coac. conrtry.- Pack
wood has suspicions o someoody, but
r ases to disclose them uatil the proper
time arrives. There are rumors or a
discarded lover, who had sworn. Yen
geance and that robbery was not the
object of the crime, but that it was rape
and murder. The murder or Mis. Hatch
and her two children was- undonbtedly
to destroy evidence of an assauls uPon
and the killing of Miss Bruce. The e
volver and shot gun were the property
oi Packwood, and either Miss Bruce or
Mrs. Uatch had undoubtedly used.them
in self defence. The negro, Jenkins,
has been arrested, but nobody. 'lieves
that he knows anything 6f 'the crme.
The coroner's j urv has not yet rendered
a verdict. Two hundred armed citizens
with blood hounds, and on horseback,
are scouring tne country.
One of the first men to reach the scene'
atter the alarm had been given, tells
this story-of the crime: --When- we
reached the house we all crowdedround
the broken window and peeped in. Be
fore our eyes was the appalling specta
cle. On her face by the window in a
pool of blood, Airs. Hatch lay with a
bullet wound in te inside corner of her
left eye. Her face was blackened with
powder. The other bodies lay.nearber.
When the crash.came she had evidently.
been near the window. - When the mur
derer entered her little son, frenzied
with fright, had probably fled, as'aiibild
would, and had sought refuge in the bed
clothes of the bed lounge at ths othei
end of the room. He was torn from
there, shot over the left eye, and his
throat was cut in three places...: His
head was almost severed from his body.
The bed clothes were stained crimson.
While the murderer was entering the
window, Mis Bruce had apparently se
cured an old pistol, Smith & Weisson,
which was bandy, and tired at him. 'The
ball rook effect in the window frame.
The murderer, heedless of, this! on
slaught, continued his terrible work.
By this time Miss Bruce had gone to
the closet and secured a double barrelled
shot gun. Sus levelled it at the mur
derer as he approached, butunfortunate
ly both hammet s snapped on the shells
that had been exploded many days be
fore. He overpowered her and ac4
plished his devilisb purpose, probably
after killing her little nephew. 'After.
this part of the tragedy, the -murderer
shot her through the right cheek, the
ball crashing through her teeth, strik
ing the walls and falling on the:.bed.
There must have been another straggle
for possession of the gun. He tore it
from her grasp, and swinging it around
his head with both bands clutch.'ng the
barrel. drove the stock against her- face
with terrible force. The blow struck
her between the forehead and nose, mnd
crushed in her skull. Every bone in
her face was broken. Thea with a kee'i
read knife he stabbed her in the neck,,
cutting out a square section of flesh and
finishing'iwith two terrible gashies on
"Frankie P.ackwood, a beautiful gold
en haired chiid of five years, was found
on the floor at the foot of the bed with
his throat cut. His features had been
marred. The floors of both rooms were'
completely covered with blood, aqd4 the
mattress on the bed on which Mls&
.tsruce lay was soggy with blood. . The
curtains and walls were spattered free
"When the neighbors cleaned up the:
premises the blood had to be carrid
from the rooms in dippers. It was then
ecooped up in masses-and thrown ent;
then the remainder was sopped up with
soap and the spots were scrubbed and
strewn with flour; but even this did not
hide evidences of the bloody crime."
A New Smyrna special to the Times
Union says: "The ::onvictio'n is grow
ina here that the murders at the Pack
wood house were committed by some
body belonging to this neighborhood, or
at least familiar with the premises and
surroundingr country. All the victims
had their day clothes on, which shows
that the crime was committed in the day
time. The victims had evidently spent
Friday night unmolested, as the beds
remained unmade and slops were still
standing in the chamber jars. A batch
of yeast or dough on the dloor benind the
stove continued to 'rise' till 5 o'clock p.
m., an d in a pot on the stove was-a half
boiled ham in water showing that the
fre must have gone out, leavmng it so.
It was 9 o'clock when the negro discov
ered the broken window. [t was 10.30
o'ceck when the neighbors first enteredi
the house. One of the women who
washed the bodies (about noon) says
that the backs of Miss Bruce and Mrs.
Hatch were stili perceptibly warm, for
the bodies had laid on their backs un
"The thcory is that the murders were
cmmintted just after breaktast Saturday
mo, ning about C.30 or 7 o'clock. Pack
wood saill refuses to state whom he sus
pects, and none of the neighbois appear
to know anything of Miss Bruce's love
affair, if she had one, and nobody, as
far as known, is missing from the neigh
"The coroner's verdict will not be
rendered until tomorrow. The funeral
of the victims took place from D). L.
Hatch's house this morning. Nobody
here in New Smyrna knows what part
of Maine Hatch and his 'dead wife came