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MR W1LBORN TALKS
ABOUT CCMING CATHER!NG CF COT
A Preltminary Visit-H- WftL G a Over to
Atlanta This Week to :ccure the Hall
and Make Arrange ments.
President Wilborn of the State Far
mers' Alliance, who recently issue:
the call for the convention of the Cot
ton Growers of the South which is to
be held in Auanwa on December 14.
Was in the city for a short time yes
terday. Daring is stay he was seen
by a representative of The State and
talked most interestingly of the cut
look for the convention.
Mr. Wilbcrn had a big ile of kt
ters endorsing his action and convey
ing the intelligence that delegas
would be present from all parts of the
South. He said that a number of
them came from southern ban hers and
merchants, and he found that this
class of citizens was as outspoken in
regard to the purpcse of the conven
tion as any other.
Mr. Wilbora says that the Southern
Bankers' convention has been called
to meet in Atlanta on the 15th, I -e
day following the gathering of .bt
cotton growers gatheri g. He miil
invite its members to come one day
earlier and be present at the growers
In regard to Mr. Hector L-se's call
issued the latter part of last week:, he
says he does not take it that that call
is in any wise in con flict with the con
vention be has cal, d He understands
that Mr. Lane is president of a per
manent organization which meets
once a year and that this convention
is simply the annual meeting cf that
organization. He has written Mr.
Lane enclosir.g a copy of the report
of the recent State convention held
here and inviting him and his associ
ates to join forces with the growers
who will assemble in Atlanta.
Mr. Wilborn states that he has bier
in correspondence with the proper au
thorities in regard to the securing of
cheap railroad rates for delegates from
all points in the southern States. He
is satisfied from a letter he has recent
ly received from Commissioner Rich
ardson that the rates will be granted.
Mr. Wilborn says that early next
week he will go over to Atlanta and
make all the preliminary arrange
nents for the holding of the conven
tion. He will secure a suitable hall.
He says that the advices he has re
ceived indicate that one of the largest
halls that can be, obtained will be
necessary for the comfort of the con
vention. Mr. Wilborn will remain in
Atlanta for several dars.
M.. Wilborn has received a very
strong letter from Mr. I. A. Suggs,
the secretary o the Cotton Growers'
convention held at Galveston, Texas,
in August last. Mr. Suggs is locate d
at Greenville, N. C.; in his letter he
offers hearty co cperation and says:
"If the matter is stirred up properly
in the minds of the farmers a remedy
can be found and I think the most
effective plan is the one suggested by
the convention of August 2." The
following extract from these resolu
tions, a copy of which was enclosed,
will be of some interest:
Whereas, the history of cotton pro
duction shows that the world's demand
has increased at greater ratio than the
world's supply, and as measured by
the surplus on hand at the end of each
cotton season, the surplus has grown
less for more than twenty years. prov
ing the falsity of the cry of over pro
duction as prclaimed by speculators
and revealing facts that under proner
conditions would have made prices
steady and improved during that time ;
Whereas, these other conditions
make is necessary that legislation be
contrived and enacted to relieve cot
ton prcducers from these oppressive,
unjust and ruinous conditions; there
fore be it
Resolved, That we urge the people
of the cotton-growing states, isitig;
the co-operation of the citrzens of ali
other States of the Union, to irsstt
upon and secure legtislation in every
possible form to prevent the existing
injury to our cotton trade produtced
by speculation and gambling in our
We ::ommiend as just and necessaryI
the suppression of cotton "futures,"
.and to that end we ask the co opera
tion of all people in securing such
State and Federal legislation as shall
-come within the legitimate domasin of
-Federal and State legislation. We
urge legislation to suppress the opera
:tion of any system of dealing in what
:is cornectly known as futur es; that it
-may be made unlawful for any firm,
-corporation or the agents of any such
to ceal in the sale or purchase of cot
It should be made urdawful for any
bank or banking institution, telegraph
telephone, express or other corpora
tion or person, their cilicers or agents.
to take, receive or transmit any ~es.
-sage money, bid or de posit for invest
ment in cotton futumes in our respect
ive States, or to be transmit'e.d b,
others from such States; that i:1.e
made unlawful for- any person, firm,.
or corporation to p.ulilh or prin. or1
circulate by any method the pricesn
bid of the proposition of sale or- pur
chase cf futures in the Statesso legis
We urge that these at d other neces
sary measures for the relief of tr-e peo
pie be taken up by political con'.en
tions regardless of party lin.es, incor
porated in their piatfIorm's a-' d made
into laws for the common gocd;- be it
Resolved, Tr~at national legislation
is necessary in the mcre comp jlete sup
pression of m'arket gambling, and v:e
urge our fellow citizens of every State
to use all honorabie means tc secure
sucn legislation as shall comply with
the constitutionai linmitations of our
federal power; that iney urg upon
their representative in congress to en
act such legislation as vill p'event
any per son, trnr or corpora-'-', orl
their agents from traras 'itting fo
one State to another pro)osines fo
the sale or purenase o0 fuures '-rom
one State to the cit zo-s ciats
that all expre ss, Itlera..n, tele phone
or other companies or perhaps ti an
interstate capacity shou'.ld be preves-~
ed from promoting furuore gamnoimg
between the States; that the transmis
sion of money, mzessages or any comn
munication regardirng the sale or par
chase of futures be excluded from the
United States mails, to the end taiat
this public evil be suppress d anid the
people be freed from ine rumroos con
dlition now throst upon them by ine~
concentrated mnanpulation of specu
lators and gan:.lers in trade.
We respecaudy recomaiend to the
memorial ze congress thrcu2h tiier
'esn'ectivc State i?seatures to enact
:tich laws as will protect t.e people
from this grent and growin evil
kroa ss ccmrnercial gambtling n
fut urts.-Clunbia State.
IT WAS ONLY IN JEST.
But YNw Both Art Sorry That They D.d
Scelal circles in East Macon, Ga., a
pretty little suburb of Mac:n. are all
stirred up over a j-ke perpetrated by
two clever and popular young people
and its conse quences.
At a pleasant ittle social -athering
Sunday nignt. Miss Sailie May Block
er, a charming young lady of the set,
and Mr. Clifton R. Mann, a promising
young railroad man of social standing,
also, suddenly annrunced that they
:er: n:arried. This surprising state
nrent was received by the youug peo
ple preteit l:ke a thunder clap from
a clear sky. It was known to all of
them that the young foiks have been
exceedingly fond of each other's scci
ety recently, and that Cupid was slyly
working an inroad into their hearts,
was pretty generally believed, but the
announcement that they had been se
cretlv married some time age, was re
neived as a huge joke for a time. They
both, however, avowed that it Was
true, and tiat they were not joking.
The situation grew somewhat seri
ous when the lady of the ho's', Mrs.
Sykes, decided to make a test. She
said it wasa matter that ouzht not to
be joked about, and it is said by par
xies who were present, that she pleas
antly remarked that if the young peo
pi_ were really married a good test I
vould te for them to then and tihr!
give the salutations that a duti'u&
bridegrcom would bestow. and a ge:
uine bride, however, demur, right
naturally expoet- In plaia words, as
the story goes, the young people -e
asked to kiss etch o-her in public to
prove that they were not j-s lag a ou'
treir marriage, and it is said thit th:s
stipulation was readily met by the
.oviug c'Luple whc, it sers, were de
:ermined that the j ,ke. having been
started, nu't go, ttough this p r, f
the story is daied by the young la iy.
So far all went well, and the youn
:e:ple were warmly and cordially
congratulated. But they little draam-!
ed that they were playing with fire
The bridegroom left that night for'
H-lena, where he holds an important
place with the Southern railway. The
bride remained in Macon at the home
of Mrs. Sykes, where she had be
boarding and where the affar occur
red. She declared the next day that
it was all a j )ke, and then dirs. kes
said if she had reilly not married the
-oung man she would have to leaven
her housl She said the j lke haa been
ca-r:ei f.:r. Cue ycuug lady did
not lea'v'e the boardin house. and so
far as the vorlu nows. there has
een no marriage yt. The young
man was in Helena today, and sa to
the Constitution that these was no
trueh in the report that he was mar
ried He claimed igr.orance of the lit
tie occurrence. He simply denitd the
report that he was married, which re
port, by the way, had appeared in
solemn form this morning in the Mi
con paper without the ghost of a smile
to let the public know that it was a
Just what will be the outcome of
the affair is not known. Both of the
young people are well known agd
higaly esteemed. It ma r be that their
wedding day is fixed for the near in
ture, and tney were just a little too
jestful by reason of tLeing overjoy ful
in annourncing it in the rather singu
lar manner they engaged.
The folly of their joke has appeared
to both cf them. Their friends de
plore the affair resulting as it did in
so much publicity. It seems to have
proved a tragedy of errors fron be
ginning to end. All of their friends
pleasantly -.eclare that notning is left
for them to do now but make the joke
hold good by getting married sure
The srtart ot Oae Muua1n are-.
"HIad I 'caught my train that night,"
laughed the man wno had nothing to
do for a quarter of a centu-y but sit
and waca pine trees grow to swell his
bank account, according to the Dstroit
Free Press, "I would probably be a
farmer now, try ing to raise a mort-I
gage and a fe# other things. I had'
gone to a little town in lower Wiscon
sin to see a colt there that a man want
ed to sell me. I was a good jadge of
stock and shrewd on a trade, 'out a
greener country lad hal nevor broke
into town. I would have walked back
to the farm after I found myself too
iate for the train, but I saw a handbill
announcing a show that nighit and
couldn't resist the temptation to see i
though it did cos: :. quarter.
"In my hilarious appreciation I was
more of an entertainment than the'.
had on the st ;ge, espt cially as I was
sterly oblivious to the fact that I dYi
not look lke any one else in tae audi
ence. Towards the end a huge felio '
came cut, tossed cannon balls in ta
air, held men out at a-in's leemth, an
li'ted heavy weights. A~~e t'si
shonint of h:s prowess ne otice~d $ i
'oanv oze whom he could not taro :
:n 2 minutes. I was :he cr.,ck wre:-t
er of all cur s~ciion, thougn no one
ares-nt kue v i:, and i fe - st~u
tue~ cn:.li-ae was sime" durc:v
me. I turnied hot and~ co-ld dun
fen seconds of i.tense sile~e T'C
I spranig up, and as I camie ou rm
old blouse, shotd; ''l go .ua
losh.' Laere wvas a roar of 'ag
ter, and then some of tus2 a' nt m
urgeJ me no: to g up~ t-uere anad ha r
my neca Ole3au. But one o- mia
tldtmeo 'in. I- wa a ~g b
through the lisor- wih ae. tigoe
There was a li:ce esia-ey a'xus a t
igme tne $'9 Gut tne crowi nue
methome with him, and inaw-~
nad charge"o all the **s~s in ":, l
er campli. Ia tiue I ocane a erI
ter, and hec cared h way to1u'
mie rich. Tait vas real a :natchfo
i... fa o l tv . . a- tr
a -''i~-ig ti.s. the caot caoj
caut -hi*r'. Tle o' zz at o-nce ui
ope a rhad. Sa ran aerea~niug.
int n cing roo n. Her fati
happened ;tobe in, and, keeping hi
presene of 'udad,' sez d a ;>aca:: of
"ater and p u-ed. it over the- dre
neI Tne l:Ins were s-.ctced, o
aO4 tefore ah ner ri was ba'reed it
and a large section of~ the~ sei: a.
ed. Hler cotning alsog:tea snu e
arms, back and shoulders wtere gadl~
HO c'W PATR C~~ ;vLS EL
YOR viTH VOTES TO .
Up :u Uir:b;y or Voters Ch2aTgtd l a)
! S:dera-Tho Colored tMian ad' lirth
Sells Hi j ate to the Htghesc iadd' r.
the ens nnit a.'.' hotly A n1%
'ted i'onever held ia Augut,,
(Ga., res ulteUl ed esd&u in the c
.ioUi o r:\ 1it '.d St.tt na*6 r:
:k Wtalsh fo~r M.u:, i"~ scam"
a tr re cx~ . ..ed t: 'v eea1r .
and Cc"nCiIind ?)?_ ' - r.
Wr~cIIwas electd b ai puaity..
na:was a "'str:C : ) oar sis:^r c2
thre". good m~e:. ,'"thd no etc:--e fu~r
passion and v" peto2; it invcl dC
no Vital public 'iter-sts. Yet it wasSfl 'catsadcutriirez
and was tnarka -: a'_ i:.ri :i :nta
ii,.iv. Tre tl c::c as a st::U great
er disgri.ce. T e Augu'sta Ereni'ec I
Hierald, which supprorted Yr. K rr. ist
very frank in' it.~s . e is to the
way ia dvale" V N' ' 5eired, Sty
iAt 1 o'cicc : it\ o Zenerai~y t?"
ken. for ,rant tat.~ 'dr. W::1:: Lad
.on and of a 'arg no:mlt~ ~
by- a ms;' ;rt , trap:'~a
T- 5.]~ .'o' .." 'a .i '' a 5 s
ge'lerai o^n:r2 'nen,:'a
ci; .l :to 6-e a' :"'
was~a the bstrLa"s'
t):. wh se hands Lad z. t:
yV, t Ws s~t" t 2iJ rite
.!~'L.s that knAX 2)
uf ' . cn ' as nrxxci as .ii:; :v
Ke*'. men a')~t get a-'c'a ou
mmi. I' the .-r. mne~ t:' s
groii was b-?c:L"+ thWa -sea c
ttist votes :-,re b-113' C "~ld
, ne H-erald say~s f 1*'.:
SOi FI:ed..; r 31 .,_
thlen rcLxre a j'rgl
'vcre bou,;ntrrt tJ ....Z i:..
Sae c that t:.e o:o . L...- J'
.he nrgmoes wire cirne', ;i_ tIlo
was no;t made to persiP'. or 2!-A1.1
them It as to see ." e" tl'i mak
the uMne at hand gof. t1.:
man nmost ad~ept at br . o .e-I
man who could make mney v o fa
thes. with the negroes-,; as t: wci
k--r -rho was in demand. in
w~e discuassing" t'his feat're 1. ^. c~"aul
paiga. It ha~s had its tu. n i
!nq Iestiona3c cr ve; made.
toaooy by Kerr men, ti V Lse and
Ds, t r !iin tuiat frthoaLst time i!
A J1F E'S RCM= NE.
A y-(n:.xx m i:'n o Watched seventy Years
H:- La .er. -
ihe in aven frierds cf Mss
ie-ind a Day learned Thursday of her
d"ath in 1pringfe d. Mass. She was
S ve rs old and a representative of
the oldest families in New England.
She h ad lived all her life, with the
ex eption of a few years -pent in this
n c. io the old Day homestead'.
)s Dv as the oldest daughter of
. '- D 1 an.d was corn N vember
181) Tne old homestead is near
" he f r* c urch in West Soringfleid.
a quaint old house, a landmark
n the to -n. and was never shown to
-:i~itors without the accompaniment
of a ro:n n tic story o love and con
S'-ver t years a . 2.i-s Day had a
CV a 'r. hte lver was a sailor,
and cn 'nis d -.a e for his last voy
ae Miss Day R, :&se(i to place en ry
m a ghE. ctaudle in the wiidow
o .:et hi: if Ye returntd in the
a t e nievce returned. but Miss
Day never abandoned hope of seeiner
hIm n.ai, suad last night was the first
i several Tears that a cindle has n.t
sore in the wdi.;. It was because
the taid that had so faithfull per
ior:d that duty was lying cold in
Miss Dar was theeidert of six chii
dr., ^ll ofbm liveL to more than
lotted Ibree score and ten years.
ie'" ea ' was s;)n~ at home,
: : h.ted in the public
ois Ater she attain
e tsuetschool for
o r, t m, Iatver.ale. Ltr she
e -e to \e U" ilra to c--ntiuae her
ya',whie - e s^-3 _r:ed a smiali
;;} :Ce acucol. :y c::c s'e conducte
oR' ont a _ -ar.
: Dav :vs no and! ahat unt i
- --r 1
J'tn a ?"'_Rw 't o, n d aeath, n
o as'esut1ir-d as 'rokeof paral
I - ears azo :r' last 5i-se
.1.t. fev dary' d'nration. S :e
.'a-es ta s s:er -Mis Lydia Oakis
-i Hrs E idow of Is.nae.
:,:d v r.ird with r
la I. o d-ns- &d am '' Ar
-sarda~~ l<si of tmsAbfa
te sko Li<:fl?e --o cosc-Pre::
sor De&- of ::; Ydae T-:-_o'occal school
d Hir.e- D y, o' ti's city.
T:e old Dav om-.stead is one of !.e
Ts: picturesc1e p'e: .u the to.'.
I as buit i & 1J by Miss Dy's
r r::ndfather, J->sat Day, on
bwd o 'd by t ae fir.t minister o?
t 'tenm .;ra: :u sav that bac:.
e nas ws an ud errouind p.s
S o i~ne d's:a .ce a ti
b - It ss S.asd l se
!) .tvs c rnas me the
Sintaen red' iaes n iteon
urd a',te free u ca n
3 to :' 'oard. Mss D. . 's
d ed to t ceh r and lay se
eel th .r -arolhe r ten left br
fre h av ing th; madte a cut wita a
a:C't on toe Jtiaiuscotius f h
frwat room, which remats there to
S.+etrlo WahSi Moonstine.T
rMn :oonshiners Wedesdy made a
Cigar against United Stat auty
uarshals ive riles from Greenville
and store.d a victory. Marshbals Way ne
Ferusan, J. B. and A. A, P tilips
and L D ;:uart :.de the raid. Te
moonspacnge ar opsd theail bt
thina elae The ispreoosearcn
wasd walted itae itmah s The ait
daauger i. :rfter andh sn.cheyr
.ranh manshne~ stsad it. At ight
iCentrarrne for wthei cuputy bonr
sh~alet re aid stilro Pittelandv
miles A.v G enille t ~ on ad ar
rims, the mar~shais ent toip thentp
;ad thled itos ambush.n Thed wast
:uauswerearme wit Winchesters
and he arshlarpistls. apfirst
i-Surtfell withhstigh boneip
shatere. Helid whr he fsell si
rest then-moces-inrs. Piis.I wnt
.o ard tehous o3. P2.t-: and waofies
aa-ec. t the pant of th ncester.
G' a', ita Pittuian, oand wntile
tng twc a o-t1 c marshals ppeare
the dei :n mra. It was
:aaned -vner e fell and after ite
o:..r eLliger le:~t he was subeta to
- av ria should seek re
e Ur:i 'Oni*: fads is a
en1 .co. F'or suen.
u emi e Pes may
- --H. s amy..' peopia
u t~d .hedar ad u-.or
n, 1I:, i
- .0 a . cc
-hLI - r? anWd nzdoy.LWhi
1THOU SHALT NOT K!LL
B!SHCP CAPERS ADDRESSES THE
Crime in Carolna-calls on tiinisters to
Preach Against Alarming i:crease of
tcmic!des-Day Se: A part,
In the light of the recent statenent
that the record of crime in this Sta;
during the year just ending as show:
by the solicitors' reports to th iimct
of the attorney general. is just about
twice as heavy as it was last year, so
far as me number of bornicides is con
cerned, the following address to the
clergy, ;-sued Thursday by the bishop
of the diocese of South Carolina of the
Episcopal Church, will Le re::d with
t some interns;:
Diocese of South Carolina,
Columbia, S. C.. De.. I, 1597.
To the Clergy of the Protestant Epis
cooal Ch, ch in the Diocese or
Scuth Carolina, and to cur
ren, all other Ministers of the G::
| pel throughout tne State. Greetie:
Beloved in the Lord, at the las.
meeting of our diocesan council the
following preamble and resolutions
were adopted, to wit:
Whereas, the groving disre;ard of
human life has caused the crime of
homi:ide to become more and more
orevalent and brant in our land.
until the biood guiltiess cf our peo
nie has becaine an ctiance and crying
shame to thisensibiiiies of the church
and State: and
Biving that public cpinion should
be g eaty intiaenced, a:id can be most
sio[y formed. upou the principles o'
Christian miora ity.
Resolved, That this council do e:.
p'e's its solemn condemnation? of tbn
terri-le evil; and in order to arouse
wholesome publicsentiment upon th
mo;: serious sui c:,
P:soled, fureer, rat the bishop
b' retq aested to call u L tot 'r:y
of th? disc e t, Ureic uJn so'm"
Sacday. to b, aopot am: i b6y I-r.
R~esolved, r ther, T16 ibe ishe
or 'tjt:ed toyissue an addr essj pay
i-g, in tse r aie o! this counelL, the
C. operation Of the clergy o: al
chwuch~es and: religious dlenomiestions
in this effort, and rtques':cg taen to
j)ia the clergy of tis church n up
one day to be so aopinted, in prec'.
in, u-" one subject, and appeli ,:
to ise people of the S te to put a':
the curie of blood guiltin -s, wa
cries out, a's frona the la1i aga
In. com'piiance wi th e a .
en 1 el, I beg to address yoiu this
r. Ti'e sin of nurder is uponu
H omic.es are of freq vna di~sess m
!ocr:r- ce, and in our judgrmcat tae
nubli conscience ne'-ds to b- ist:uc
zed a :d iut pub:it mind aroused to a
sense cf the danger which tareatens
the character of our People.
They need to be instructed upon the
sacretuness o human life as a girt of
almighty Q -4, whose prerogative is
to take why. ,e alone can give.
Without .irrant from him no man
may lawfully take his broth-r's life.
The soldier on tne battlefield, the
coffcer of the liw in dis hsrge of his
prescribed duties, the c:tizin de
feice of his own life may a ife,
without incurring the guilt of mur
der, for they act by warrant of dele
.ted authority of "rulers," who are
-Gd's ministers," an'd "baer the
sword," by Divine authority, "to pun
ish evil doers,' but such murders as
have of late outraged the law of God,
and degraded the sacredness of life,
and dishonored the courage and char
acter of our people, can lay no claim
whatsoever to the sanction of Divine
WeufeeL beloved, that public senti
ment needs to be aroused to a higher
and nobler estimate of human life.
IWe call upon our clergy to re buke the
murderer. an~d to proclaim the ia of
AlMmighty God given to coineorate
and bless the~ life of ev-ery man, made
in his iage, upheld by His Provi
dence, und redeemed by the precious
blood of His only Son, our Saviour,
I there fore appoint Sanday, the 19th
of December, trie fourth Sunday in
a dvent, on whic.- day i.call upon tM
clergy of the diocese to preach against
the crime of murder,no -v so prevalent
~in our State; and I most respectfully
invite our brethren, the iaisters oi
Christ, of all denominations, to unit:
Iwith us on that dsy la upholding ti-:
maj-sty of God's la, the sacredaes
of nu~man life, and the honor of our
belovedt State. Faittfudy.
Bishopo t he Diocese of Soutn Caro
sufr :i-:g on the Kionclike.
TheCainet Tziursday considered
:e abjc. of sendin relief to the
. vde i' the Kboudike. Presidea!
" 0J~inley receiv a telegram fro~
For se :egr, C a:nber of Cor
m.:c:- s*aia thttee was du-ng
1 d.mu.n 'ud iLcing on0
me LIry food for ree i n
ootto.Te abne conide
eve v y e Cewsieu tined
c sted ay an cae.nso l
res.A )- I: as dete arLtL .:ts
Sup le/ i'.. Indy~ ~ plaas2
Ipa Itis pra,; asv,,t
so throug the-i hea.-- son ura
ouned 1 (itash a, sC ld.
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'UH A>O AS2UT POSTAL OF
-a e I Treub:es-oolored .Ostmssa
a -i s'ant Fzed a:-Said to be Thor
e rif Associated Press dispatch
i Te iser yesterday gave infor
n sion of an alleged attempt to shoot
: sss:t .c-stmaster at Lake City,
nae . Brailsford.
Frther fac:s learned yesterday
rim a getleman living in Williams
r urg co uty, indicate that possibly
Stre is te be a repetition of a Georgia
atfi r it. , 11s state.
Tne postmas er at Lake City is a
negro named Brker. Before he aasum
ed t:h d uties of his office, he was shot
by sa'ne uoinncwn party, but was not
secriouiy hurt. Baker didn't make a&
much fuss about it as his black broth
postmaster in Georgia, and very little
_as ever been said about it.
BD.ker, of course, believes that he
:s =hot because of .is appointment,
as i.s after the rc nination that the
b..t before he took
a o e ui e. He immediately
: oed autaori es at Washing:
3:.t'er evidenay didn't conid
e l h to bother with, as the
S ifor med him that it had
ao j 1. &ont i. the matter, as
.oiz ' Qid not occur in the post
;iL. Tnas Baker barely missed an
zraity of attaining national no
info-me . the postoifice depart
wen: : lter on, that the white people,
:io do all the p>stal business of the
,ere refusing to patronize the
)r~'Oca, but mailed their letters on
h e trai. As B .ers salary comes
'; m she cancella ion of stamps, this
w a moe serious matter to him than
> i sht, for it meant he would
f.: glory only. The govern
': e 1):.a hi rescue and ordered
ip sa"crs to be locked when
- n passed Lake City, and in
*t: the po :al c:rks not to receive
i uli. Thais compelled the people
tronize the postoffice.
This t did not want to do for two
:e as: irst, beca.use the postmaster
aud is assistant are thoroughly igac
sn: and inconpeteni.
Second, bec.use the postoffi.e is sit
aled in a negro cabin, half a mile
'ro.r tie bacess portion of the town.
a:: p ostoic is ina pasture, and near
:tie p'e'ra la.e. The mail is handed
oa: a id- w and there are no ac
co'n istns whatever for patrons
ii:. Taere is no protection
n eeher. No wonder the
Sd o: a to conduct impor
Siaess in such a place and with
a7raa nr3, too.
s siia :at tne oostmaster andhi3
,.ans have no more idea of what a
o-aey order is, for instance, than a
has of Suads7. They have sense
enough to acknowledge this fact, and
.hea a money order is asked for they
frankly state that they don't know
anything about them, and advise peo
oe to try the exprass company, which
hey are forced to do.
The shooting of Brailsford, the as.
sist an, occurred outside the postoffice,
also. hance, the government is with
Te gestien n who furnished the
pacts related, stated that Rev. A. McA.
P...an aot on his bicycle and rode
oner to tepasture to get his-mail.
It had to -iss t arough the paturei
pte to re .:n the postofice cabin, and
ais mail we~s handed to him by Brajis
~ford, who very kindly consented to
o:>en and close the pasture gate for
him. While performing this service,
a shot was fired at him.
Mr. Pittman called out at once to
the snioeter to be careful, as he was
.oteut. No more Liring occurred, and
wis i ound that several buckshot had
odedi Brailford's anatomy, but
c0 stuc a vital spot.
Tepostmaster telegraphed this to
I ash"ngon but seems to have gotten
'e :'mr b hert.
-S is uosedrthe tw worthies wiUl
contmue~ : hold their joos and possi
b.y be m ets in the future for after
dark gu..:ners, until some great com
motion is created in the country.
L e Caty people have had consid
eb - tr"oil with their republican
postmas.ars. Harrison appointed a
[very o noxious white man to the
:a: and rte people transferred their
c'usiness to the Scrantan postoffice.
Ine aahoriis soon realized that an
I *o".petnan hr: been put in of
I dee and had him remnoved. Wheth
erth resent administration will fol
o r the example, remnains to be seen,
bu:inepeoleof Lake City think
'm 'se:tie their postofilce trou
t -ouambia Register.
One Lene Bobber.
ci from Keokuk, Iowa, says
rcober, with his face hidden
~ a and armed with a revolver
dto rob the passengers on the
biad tSt. Louis. K~eokuk and
:. .estern train which arrived
ea Thurs~day morning. A
p andi a theatrical comn
~ard :hecars. Therobber
trange, about forty mile.
.Soon after the train left
- iJ et drsperado, who had
a * in tesmoking car, put a
s face, and drawing a re
r:ed t brough the car. Pis
d. he demanded the money
bles of~ the passengers. There
:u&le t get out of his way,
of the men in the coach
r *ou'd and attempted to
'- a:dt,~ who fired three
-.*i'aver, none of which
*e *0: h is mask in the
i dilyescped from the
- rwih esprang to the
.anwas going at
bandit secured no
es~ LAcid Lj.
o-" the Georgia
estties, composed of
s Wedneyday, held
e n the Ozeefinokee
d to give ap acon
ve Someof the
- n~tee were Rp
- Bayaton and other.
- :' aconvict camp in
purpose of inspec
Sepu in a freight car
tre miles over a
se camp.Oa the re
ahemidst of the
opped the train and
e frt ~ om each for the
. te amount was
:a as stopped again
2:~s e nduet: returned
more money. He was
was in the party and