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? SEROI? GIRL
SigLU a Te'?'perate fattie .With'. A
-~ Huff? Alligator.
AKSDSD WITH A BV?m?U
/lllii? NeUon Atraol;c(| tho ltouUio
rina aavod Hor invalid at<Hh?r
?nd tho Family of
A braxo. glrl?s desperado fight with
an eporrpQUS alligator Is described by
an. Atlanta Journal correspondent at
Marble Falls, Texas. Allie Nelson,
who lives with her motlier and young
bi other and sister in a cottage on the
banks of the Ra you Magee, is the
heroine of tho remarkable adventure.
It was about fl o'clock in the even
ing when Mrs. Nelson, who ls an in
valid, called her daughter's attention
to a curious grating sound that came
from the room next door. The
children had been playing there but a
short time before, and thc mother, who
was exceedingly nervous, felt worried
. at the slightest hint or danger.
Alice Nelson, though she Is only 17
years of agc and frail in appearance,
has a rare amount ot pluck and deter
mination. She arose quickly and
hastened to the children's room. The
spectacle that met her gaze as she
threw open the dour was sufficient to
unnerve a stronger person.
A HORNING LAM 1' HER WEAPON.
In the dickering light of tho lng lire
she saw her little brother and sister
asleep upoo the hearth rug-wearied
with their play they had lacked eneivv
tocllmhon the high four-post bcd in
the corner. Crawling fd owly over Un.
(loor in thc direct ion of tho lire was a
great slimy alligator. Green foam
dripped froni its ponderuus jaws and
its wicked stony eyes glittered with a
balefvl light. Alice Nelsen- perceived
that notan Iustaht was to bc lost ir
tile lives of the little ones were tri bo
saved. Already as she stood in the
doorway the big reptile was within
about live feet of tho little girl's re
There was no time to look about for
a proper weapon. Seizing a large oil
lamp from a, table within reach of her
arni the girl leaped forward willi a
scream, calculating lo di aw the atten
tion of thc reptile from tho children tn
herself. As with open mon Lb it turned
toward her she raised the daming lamp
above her head and threw it willi ail
the strength she possessed into the
open jaws of thc monster.
With an angry bellow thc saurian
snapped his saw-like, teeth together;
and then, while the jets of burning oil
enveloped his head; he plunged around
the door lashing his tail and writhing
with agony. Chairs and tables were
smashed to splinters, and the noise of
. thc breaking furniture combined with
the bellowing of the saurian quickly
aroused the household.
CHILDREN SCREAMING WIT11 KIUCUIT.
"I never once thought of my own
danger." says this heroic girl. "My
mind was lixed upon reselling the little
children, who were screaming with
frigiit and so dazed by the awful scene
that they could do nothing lo help
Thanks to the power of will, Alice
Nelson was able to cope successfully
with her terrible antagonist. .She
avoided his charges and tile deadly
sweep of his tail by her rapid dodging
from side to side. Without losing one
of the moments so precious to her lu
the unequal contest she picked up the
children and tossed them upon
the high bed in the corner out of the
The cries of her mother, who still
lay on her couch in the front room
ignorant of thc exact cause of the
tumult, attracted the girl's attention
and she would have run to her, but as
she turned her head the alligator was
almost upon her, and at tho same mo
ment the front door blew open and
the two house dogs ran in to the aid
of their young mistress.
It was because the front door had
not been securely fastened that thc
alligator was enabled to gain access lo
thc house. Prowling about in search
of food-young pigs or stray puppies
-the creature had penetrated to the
children's sleeping room without be
ing observed by any one in the small
Goaded by the. barking and snap
ping of two dogs the saurian floundered
out of the children's room and made
straight for that in which lay the in
. . HOT COALS IN ITS MOUTH.
Mrs, Nelson says that when tho al
ligator crawled imo her room it made
straight for thc glowing embers in the
hearth. It was evidently confused as
most wild beasts and reptiles are-- by
the light and was partly blinded lo
the objects around it.
Alice Nelson might have taken re
fuge upon thc bed in her mother's
room, but recollect ing thc good use to
which she had put thc lamp, she.
grasped a large lire shovel and filling
it full of red not coals dashed it again
at thc creature's open mouth.
Enraged by this second fiery attack
the alligator doubled suddenly alu ?nt
and leaping clear or the Hour fell upon
the planking of thc Moor with such
fury that"the whole house swayed and
shook with thc shuck. Thc noise of
thc impact, mingled with Hie loud
bellowing was such that Miss Nelson
stood for a moment completely un
nerved and on thc point of fainting.
But she rallied lier benumbed facul
ties, and in thc hope thal, the .saurian
might he driven out ol' thc house by
thc dogs she encourged them to bark
and snap at its tough, slimy hide,
which even their sharpest fangs could
T?IH ll A TTL 14 WON".
As the now thoroughly maddened
saurian floundered about in agony
upon tin; Moor tile girl's eyes fell it pop
the tall andirons, one of which had
been shoved into ?he coals and was
already glowing red with the heal.
In a desperate attempt to drive thc
creature out she picked up this i roi)
arid hurled ?tat the glittering, vici
ous eyes. Hut apparently the crea
ture was heedless of this form of at
tack by this time, for it only bellowed
"The last part nf the experience,"
said the girl, in telling or it after
ward, "was the. most terrible of all.
I bad run to thc back door aller a
heavy axe which I knew rested lhere,
and with lids in my hand I Tushed
back lo my mother's bed room in time
to lin'! the alligator with its front
feet resting on thc bed.
"It was making clumsy efforts to
drag its whole body up lhere, where
my mother was crouching in terror.
I knew that in spile of its awkward |
movements and the hums that had j
disabled lt tills maddened icptilc could
still deliver a well directed blow with j
lU powerful tall that wo.ui? fell nh bx.
"So I had to be very- caUtlu??, In
approaching. Dut ut last the opp?r*
tunlty was presen ted, and I stood
near enough .to tho venomous head tu
raleo tha heavy weapon In my lmridn
and deal a Rtrolcif ut tho neck Just
hack of tho skull, Tho steel crashed
through hoth thu -tuugh-hlrto and tho
Unhjliev haue and Ky hurled to tho
helve, ; sprung away just In tlmn to
he out of re tm h or tiip dealt) utrugglo."
When the f rienda of Mw family "ar
rived aqd wpre Void whajihafl-hanp?n.
pd thoy could hardjy ofedjtthe story.
'Tho gl'oat saurian lay quivering ??ii
the flour, and tho hopse Ipcked ns if it
had. bepp wrecked qy~'vaiidals and
shagen by a eyuKai?
The alligator was drugucd to tho
hanks of the bayou, where it still
showed mast orly evidences ur vitality
as lt was heiiiif chopped tu pleurs.
M hs Alice Nelson is now thu heroine
in* tim neighborhood, and her admir
ers arc preparing t<? present her with
?i good rille that will send steel bullets
through tlie toughest hide. *
GEN. WILIE JONEF APPOINTED
T<ii Succeed ?he Ijiite Mr. linkes on
thc DispciiHury Hoard.
Governor Heyward lias appointed
Gen Wilie .Innes to succeed the late
A. F. II Dukes on the board of direc
tors of the State dispensary. Gen.
Jones had accepted thc appointment,
but will not stand for reelection at the
hands of thc legislature at the expira
tion of his tenn in January of next
year. Ile has served bri Hie board be
fore, having been chairman bf the lirst
hoard organized after the management
was transferred from a board consist
ing of certain Stale olllcials to a board
elected by the general assembly. The
following statement was niven out
from the governor's ellice last night:
" This app. iiil.nieilt was made after
much careful consideration. There
were many applicants for Hie position
and many well qualified to discharge
its dulles. Hut, alter most carefully
considering the situation the governor
concluded to appoint Gen. Jones be
cause of bis previous long and clllcicnt
service as a member ?if tile board, his
eminent fitness for the position by
reason of ins long business training
and the very high esteem in which he
is held by everybody in thc Stale.
"Gen. Jones was not an applicant
for tho position and has consented to
accept only to lill the unexpired term
with thc distinct understanding that
he will not consent lo be a candidate
for reelection before the coming legis
The State slate says the appoint
ment of Gen. Jones will no doubt cause
no little surprise, but will probably
meet with general approval, for he is
well known over the Stale and is
chairman of the Democratic party or
ganization. There are now in Colum
bia a number of delegations waiting to
urge upon the governor the claims ol'
their respective candidates and to
them the news of the appointment
may come as a shock.
The people of South Carolina can
not appreciate how the governor has
been besieged for the past three days.
The telegraph companies have ret" >d
a harvest. Mic special delivery lei ? ..;
have come by dozens and the long dis
! lancee 'phones have been kept busy.
Having taken time by the forelock the
governor no doubt has avoided a lot of
annoyance in the way of oilier appeals
for Ilim to appoint this, that or the
other one tb a place which seems to bc
coveted very much.
Ail Old Soldier* Pall.
At Augusta. Ga., oh Wednesday,
George Moore, au ex-federal soldier
and one of Sherman's men on his
march through Georgia, was arrested
and lodged in jail to await trial for
burglary. He entered Hie home of
Mr. J. W. llohcrlson, on Walton Way,
and stole a gold watch. On his per
son, when arrested, were found quite
a lot of jewelry and other valuables
supposed to have been stolon, also
papers showing ilia0 lie was drawing
a federal pension, and a pathetic let
ter from his sister in Kentucky, beg
ging him to give up his vagabond life
return homo and reform, He was
formerly a member of Co. Il Fifth Ohio
Volunteers and is nearly sixty years of
Work of II Mob.
Wednesday night at an early hour
Andrew Rainey, a negro, was taken
away from Constable Hell by a mob
and so badly beaten that, he died.
The constable was on the way to Haiti
bridge, Ga., with llalt.ey to place him
in jail to await trial on Hie charge of
arson. He was suspected of having
fired the residence of Fred Lang, a
farmer, living Hi miles in Hie country
in the night and when the family
were asleep in till house. Near the
town a mob overtook the deputy and
prisoner and demanded thc latter un
der pain of death. Ilalney was ter
ribly beaten and his skull was frac
tured. Aller Hie beating he was car
ried to the jail, where he died.
A lt i ch Thiel'.
Geo. T. Gilbert of Waycross, Ga.,
must go to thc pen for robbing
freight cars, though he is a man ot'
n cans, being worth $2*>,000 or $30
000. His..effort to have his sentence
commuted to a lino were unavailing
..uni he must dollie penance rei) ii Ired
by Hie law. This is as il should bo,
and we hope to sec the lime when all
judges ivllj iloas thisone did. Wileri
a rich man di.os a crime, lot li i'm take
the same physical punishment that is
meted ont to the lowest eliain gang
darkey. This lends to bring all crimi
nals flown to a common level, whore
they belong. A man's money should
avail nothing, when lie is guilty of
violating Hie laws of tho land.
A Million forTuske/iee.
The trustees of thc Tuskegee Nor
mal and industrial institute in Ala
j bama have received $000,000 towards
the endowment fund from Andrew
Carnegie, who attended the recent
mooting in behalf of the Tuskegee iu
sl i tule, where ox-President (J rover
("loveland presided. Tho trustees
wi li meet soon lo lake formal action
in accepting thc gift and al Mic same
time lo take measures Instill further
i Increase the endowment.
j Tim Journal, of fayette, Kan.,
says the account of a recent race
trouble in its town was "gros dy ex
aggerated." It gives the "simple"
facts without exaggo titi rig Hiern, as
follows: "Thc white people of the
town simply tied four negroes, one
man and three women, to a l roo and
in rsc whipped thom Hil they were
bloody and Hie man fainted. Tile
wi men, weit; handled a little rougher
than they ought lo have bet II. being
dragged from their beds In their night
gowns. The people of Fayette arc
peaceable and quiet and will notadopt
severe masures unless driven to it."
I'ho Bravo Follow? FOURUC ??til
T?jolr A ul limn I lion dava Out.
The British war ooloo at London
Thursday recoivcd from Brig, Gen,
Mn no luir, in command of tho Bf. tish
farooa In Sotnallland u dispatch datad j
90 ralle? westv/4rd of Qaladl. SuipalJ
land, April l?i W foRovvg:
,lJ regret tq report that a flying
column under toe command nf Co],
Cobbe, which left G nindi, April 10, U
reoqqQOlter the roar} to Walwa!, lind a
mysterious oheck April H- Firing
Was heard ii) tho di ruction of a H mal]
party, under tho ouuimand of Col,
Oil voy, wbiph had hoon sent in a wus?
tcrjy direction to rcuunnolter,
"Col. Cobbe dispatched Col. Blunk
ett with 1(10 men of the Second hut-!
talion or the King's African Hilles, 48
of the Second Sikhs and two- Maxim
guns for the extrication of Capt. Oli
vcy, If necessary. As a matter of
fact Capt. Ollvcy had not been en
gaged. Col. Plunkett, on joining the
detachment, coutinucd to push on.
At 11.45 Col. Cobbe heard a heavy
lire In thc direction taken by Col.
Plunkett and at about 1 in the after
noon a few fugitives coining In re
ported that Col. Plunkett had been
defeated with loss.
"The news has been fully corrobo
rated since and I have to report the
total loss of Col. Plunkett's party, with
the exception of .'17 Yaos, who have ar
"The latest information extracted
from the fugitives is to the effect
t.iat Coli Plunkett pushed on after
the enemy's force to open country
several miles westward of Gumburru,
where he was attacked by a very
strong force of mounted troops and
thc enemy's infantry, who attacked
at close quarters. He kept back the
enemy until he had no inure ammuni
tion, when he formed a square and
charged with bayonets in the direc
tion of Col. Cobbe's Scareba. He
mored some distance In this manner
but a'great many men, including Col.
Plunkett himself, were killed ur
wounded by the pursuing enemy.
"At last the enemy's Infantry over
whelmed the square and annihilated
them all with tho exception of thc 37
fugitives above mentioned."
Another dispatch from Gen. Man
ning, who immediately un hearing of
the defeat of Col. Plunkett startod
for Gumburru with 4(10 men, says fur
ther Information reached him fruin
Col. Cobbe to the effect that the lat
ter, with 220 troops, was encamping
with plenty of food and supplies and
four days' water.
Found Itu ried In n Vegetable Garden
Tho Greenville correspondent uf
The State says: The Sunday sinners
with the opening of spring time are
seeking the shade of the woods again,
where their favorite pastime ls shun
ing cards and drinking mountain dew.
Chief Hall, with Constables Altom,
Bell, Conley and Whitmire, reinforced
by Sheriff Gi heath. Deputy Herman
Rallonger and Jailer Holcombe, raid
ed the l:irj,rc body of woods near the
overhead bridge on the Paris Moun
tain road for gamblers and liquor
sellers, and succeeded in entrapping
four negroes, three of whom were
taken to Jail, charged with selling
liquor. The otllcers saw that on enter
ing the woods they say crowds of
white men and negroes down on their
kness in circles, which is the regula
tion attitude of crap shootes, and the
moment the o ll lee rs came In sight they
scattered In every direction.
This piece of woods ls a'rendezvous
on Sundays fur factory operatives
and trilling negroes, who engaged In
gambling, selling liquor, drinking and
lighting, according to taste and In
clination. The constables on return
ing to thc city raided a negro house
near thc Laurens depot, where they
found and confiscated several bottles
of contraband liquor. Munday after
noon they made a visit to Cripple
Creek, near the Air Line dep.. where
(:rimc doth abound at all times, and
went to thc home of George Bollng.
colored, where he was digging In his
garden. After he had dug a space of
about 20 feet the oflleers invited him
Into the house with them and a search
was made for liquor.
Constable A'tom felt the need of
exercise, and returning to the garden
he picked up the grubbing hoe, with
which he went over the same ground
that George was digging, and a wo
man asked him not to dig up her seed,
but Allom struck a few more licks
and unearthed four bottles of liquor.
George Holing was immediately arrest
ed and taken tu Jail for sa fe-keeping;
as lt is against the law to grow whis
key In this way. His mother ls a
white woman with a negreo family
who has served a term in Jail for sell
ing liquor, and she went ahead of the
olllcers so that George might hide the
whiskey she knew was in his posses
TnE most, signillcant feature of the
progress of the settlement of thc race
problem is the change in sentiment
of the oort bern press on the subject.
The New York Sun, one of the most
rabid Republican papers in the coun
try, has turned almost completely
around in its position, lt admits thal
Hie good, law ahidihu citizens of the
south must settle the question to
their own satisfaction, and says thal,
there is now a better understanding
in thc north of the burden the south
has to bear.
PREACHERS of Pennsylvania are
vigorously denouncing the bill muzzl
ing the press, and calling un thc
governor to exercise the veto power.
Thc Slate says lt is natural to lind
the pulpit championing a free" press,
fur in so doing it stands fur light and
honesty In public allai rs against crime,
corruption and everything unclean.
Preachers and the worthy papers are
working on pantiled lines and they
often lind themselves traveling to
gether in the same road.
NEW York and South Carolina siro
the only Slates in the union without
louse divorce laws, says the New York
Sun. "There ls a marked difference
In the mural sentiment in those two
States, however," says tho Columbia
State. "A New Yorker may step
over the river in .Rr,ey, get a divorce,
return hume, remarry at unce anil be
unaffected hy thc incident. South
Carolina seatiment is as discouraging
to the system as are her laws."
TUE Indianapolis police were com
pelled to turn in a riot alarm thc
other day lo save the life of a negro a
crowd of white men wanted to kill.
Such a little Incident; says the Wash
ington Post, but gu to show the geo
graphical rarrilllentibns uf the race
THt?laoN HAND; ^
EuiBia Haa Broken Faith With the
I?f GOBBLING UP MANCHURIA.
Vu lesa tho Huon I a na Mooodo from
Tliolr Oontftnd QI> China a
Groat War Moy bo ?
till" If ?'suit.
A dispatch from Peking China, says
Russia lias demanded that China sign
an agreement practically ceding to
her the sovereignty of Manchuria and
excluding ottier nations from that
country. The Russian charge d'af
faires, M. Planeen, has informed
Prince Ching, president ofthc foreign
office, that no further steps in the
evacuation of Manchuria will be taken
until this agreement is signed. Prince
Ching refused thc Russian terms, but
his refusal probably pleases Russia as
his acceptance would have done, as j
either alternative means the relinqu
ishment of Chinese sovereignty in
Manchuria. T'1C Russian demands
are as follows:
First, no Manchurian ports or townB
are to be opened; second, no more for
eign consuls arc to be admitted into
Manchuria; third, no foreigners ex
cept Russians are to he employed In
the public service of Manchuria;
fourth, the present status td thc ad
ministration of Manchuria is to ie
main unchanged; fifth, the cusU ms
receipt0 at the port of No well win g
are to be given to the Ilusso-Chinesc
bank: sixth, a sanitary commission to
be organized under Russian control;
seventh, Russia is entitled to attach
the telegraph wires and poles of all
Chinese lines in Manchuria, and
eighth, no territory In Manchuria is
to lie alienated to any other power.
WILL MAKK A ritOTKST.
A Washington Dispatch says Minis
ter Conger at Peking has cabled Sec
retary Hay a synopsis of the demands
upon China by Russia respecting the
control of Manchuria. This account
agrees precisely with the press report,
of Russ'a's latest coup from the
Chinese capitol. Secretary Hay wilt
take no action In thc matter until he
has communicated thc facts to the
Pressldent and learned the latter's
The present impression here is that
Russia's action is distant breach of
raith with the United Slates. Russia
pledged itself three times formally in
documents that ate on record that the
"open door" should be maintained in
Manchuria and that Russian troops
would be withdrawn as soon as peace
was restored. Finally thc latter
promise took the shape ol treaty
stipulations. lt was provided that
ttie evacuation should take place with
in three distiuct periods.
The Russian soldiers should nave
quit Manchuria .on the 8th of this
month, according to the treaty, bfit a
plausible explanation Tor the tempor
ary retention of the remaining Rus
sian troops was offered by Russia in
the claim that the country was-still
disturbed, and that vigorous-nr^ ? !?;
measures were necessary for purposes
Olllcials declare that there is no
danger of war with Russia over the
incident. The government of the
United States will record its ideas of
what should be done in Manchuria,
and, as a result of Secretary Hay's
projected conference with the Presi
dent, lt is probable that a further re
monstrance will be added, but lt is
anticipated that Russia will, for the
time being at least allay foreign op
position or at least that of Hie United
States by carrying out its pledge as
to the open door.
(iver Throe Million I)?.II;?r.>, Paid itt
This State JjiiHt 11'ear.
Thc comptroller general's office ls
preparing the annual bulletin of the
business done in this State, by thc
foreign insurance companies last year.
By "foreign" is meant all companies
which lia ve agencies in this State and
not chartered under the laws of thc
There was a great advance, in thc
volume of insurance and in the
amount of premiums. It is a fact
worthy of note that the amount of
premiums paid by residents of South
Carolina to these insurance companies
was more than double the amount re
ceived Into the State on account of
losses. The following advance figures
will be of interest to Hie great army
of insured in South Carolina:
Foreign lire insurance companies
wrote risks of $31,549,428.41. Pre
miums received were $330,350.00, and
losses paid were ?22t>,707.07.
United States lire companies
Risks, $58,104,785.42; premiums,
$804,517.31; losses paid, $407,153.10.
Life companies-Risks, $15.803,
007.70; premiums, 82.030,480. ll; losses
Accident companies--Risks, *21,
322,220.40; premiums, $12,308.01;
losses paitl, $341,105.50.
The total volume of risks written
by life, lire, and accident companies in
1002 was $127,130,442.02, au increase
of $13,883,924.54; the total amount
of premiums received in l!>iJ2 was
$3,294,050.011, and increase ot *403,
87(>.f>2 or au increase of over 15 per
cent; the total amount of losses for
1002 was $1,020,054.40, an increase of
i2l.?O,U05.8O, or over 20 per cent, above
'Plie following license fees were re
ceived by tlie. State from the insur
ance companies: From foreign lire
insurance companies, $3,081.75; from
United States lire insurance com
panies, $8,222.f>8; from life, insurance
companies $13,352.40; from fidelity,
accident and surety companies, $2,
910.54; mortgage company, $100:
fraternal societies, $175. This makes
a total of $28,448.27.
TliK law in regard to children work
ing in colton mills goes iuto etfect
May 1. After lha. date no child un
der 10 years shall bc permitted to
work in any c ititon mill in this State
and no child under 12 years shall be
be allowed to work in a mill from 8
o'clock in the evening lill 0 in the
morning. In 1904 the tige ls raised to 11,
and in 1905 to 12. Exceptions are
made in cases where the labor of
children under prescribed ages is ab
solutely necessary to support a wid
owed mother or a helpless father.
THE PENSION l????,
An tnoieaie or Over Five iidtidbeU
Name? Over batt Vanr,
Tao comptroller general haa w?de
'publia tho number ot pensioner* in
eaoh oQunty, Tuero are GOO more, IPI?
yeir than last year, tho total now.
amounting to 8,230 against T.660 last
yoar, The inoreaso Ha*? boen 8^cr 1
tbrougout the atato, The state boa rd.
haa endeavored to hold the Hst down
and to re&trlot tho pension fund to
those who wore absolutely entitled to
its boneflts, It will ba interesting to
know that the most numerous class of
pensioners will th's year get only
$17.35. whereas last year they gob
$19.05. This reduction In tho arnott it
to go t? the pensioners Is simply be
oause of the increase in the number
adjudged to be entitled to the benlits
of the fund. It will be something or
a Bupr'8<5 to many who have been,
watching pension legislation to see
where most of the pension fund goes,
as ls Indicated by the numbiir or pen
sioners In each of thc counties. The
comparative Hst ls as follows:
Total Number Pensioner.?-".
Counties. 1902. 1903.
Abbeville. HI 148
Aiken.-. 2=14 258
Anderson. 440 44,3
Bamuerg.?.; - . 55 ti?
Harnwell............ .. 125 137
Beaufort. 37 35.
Berkeley. 110 HO
Charleston..-. 108 118
Cherokee. 201 202
Chester. 1 lu 135
Chesterfield.'. 200 228
Clarendon . 138 132
Collefon. 334 353
Darlington. 227 . 215
Dorchester . OH 80
Edgegeld . 103 117
(tai rneld. 124 . 121
Florence. 175 101
Georgetown. 43 51
Greenville. .'IOS ? 418
Greenwood. 130 KIO
Hampton. 170 191
Horry. 207 233
Kershaw. 30 135
Lancaster. 258 257
Laurens. 245 258
Lexington. 171 211
Marion. 231 244
Marlboro. 138 158
Newberry. 153 159
Oconee. 204 3tlli
Orangehurg. 158 183
Plckcns. 250 220
Kiohland . 107 214
Saluda. 151 159
Spart anburg. ?351 DUI
Sumter. 200 131
Union. 1 (5** 170
Williamsburg. 152 174
York. 2ii4 315
Total. 7,750 ii,250
POISON SENT BY MAIL.
A Mun Hutu Prepared Food From
Package mid Pn.Hi-) Dead.
A special dispatch from Pensacola,
Fla., to the Atlanta Journal says: Ro
land L. Morgan, a gentleman who
came here several years ago from El
gin. lil., and established quite a set
tlement tit a point In Pensacola Bay,
six miles from the city, received a
"package or prepared food through the
mail Monday and upon swallowing
less than a spoonful was dead In fifteen
Later examination of the body
shows unmistakable evidences of
strychnine poisoning and a test of t! e
food he eat was made demonstrates
that it contained enough strychnine
to have killed a dozen men. Morgan's
relatives can attach suspicion to no
one, as he had not a known enemy.
In view of this the conclusion is made
that thc poison was meant for some
body else, although addressed to Mor
gan. Tiie food came in thc manufac
turers' package, this hoing enclosed
with common white paper. Thc post
mark is indistinct and postal authori
ties arc at a loss to say what is thc
Three deaths came near being caused
by the contents of the package. 'As
soon as the same was opened Mri-.
Morgan and her mother tasted and
immediately became deathly sick. Not
profiting by this warning Mr. Morgan
himself mixed some milk and placed
it in his mouth. Rigor set in at once
and thc deathly stulT acted so quickly
that lie fell into an orange bush near
by and badly lacerated his face. De
tails of thc case were printed in thc
afternoon papers and caused a sensa
tltn Morgan was well fixed llnancially
and his relatives stand among promi
nent people in Illinois and Ohio.
Mr. P. J. Riicker, of Columbia,
writes ns follows to The State: "An
egg wrapped in paper, packed in a
close box in hot weather will keep
three months better than one laid out
in Hie air three days. It is the air
that ruins fresh meats, fruits, lish, ice
or eggs. Wrap an egg the day It is
laid and lt will never hatch. Eggs
left In open air in July or August will
hatch in three weeks without a hen
or an Incubator, so they are not Ht
to cat In tine", days unless they are
wrapped. Nature has prepared scales
on fish, peelings on fruit, shells on
eggs to keep the air off them. A fish
wrapped in paper in hot weather, not
cleaned, will keep 24 hours better
than one cut and salted two hours.
There is Just as much sense in wrap
ping up meats, tish and eggs in hot
weather to keep them as there is to
wrap np ice to keep lt. All 1 ask of
you is to try it; wrap good with paper
and tie so no air can get to them.
Wrap eggs tho day they are laid, the
same as you would lemons, and pack
lu a close box. There ls one thing
certain that we have not learned al)
yet-we only live to leam. Solomon
just learned that he was a fool when
he got ready to die and cried out that
all was vanity." lt would do no
harm to give these recipes a trial.
lt ls now practically certain that
seven perished In the wreck on the
Kile at Red House, N. V., last week.
The bodies recovered arc but pieces of
human fies h and bone burned to crisp
and cannot be called bodies. They
bore no clue by which they could be
identified and railroad officials are
unable to do anything toward identi
IN questioning the logic of allowing
the negro suffrage when refusing tho
ballot to the Indian, the New York
Sun asks: "Is the rasclal difference
less fundamental In the case of the
African than that of the Indian'r1 Are
the ultimate possibilities in the way
of training any more apparent at
Tuskegee than at Carlisle?"
KEW ENGLAND'S WAIL. ' p
r .--~ - .
Tho t?outh U Slowly tout Study Clo*.
? ina Hov Cotton Milla.
At Boston, MOM,", on Wednesday In
an address of welcome to th? delegates
to tho unouiil meeting of tho New
England Gotten Manufacturer*' awsq
dallon, Lieut, Gov. Curtis Qulld, Jr.,
reviewed the general condition of co tr
ton rniinufuuturinti In New England
and made comparisons between tue in
dustry In th?t cectlon and In tbp sqqth,
He declared ihut in splto of compe
tition New England held the scepter
of cotton manufaclurn in th h country
Uttd called attention tn tile fads nindi
he salli indicated one grave calley of
unrest in this particular industry.
He quoted ligures shoeing the In
crease in the number nf active coll?n
spindles in Hie county from 1890 1892
and said it was idle tu depy lite fact
the rate of inciense in the south was
much swifter than in New England.
He gave further figures showing that
the south, in comparison with New
England, pays live-eights ILS many
operatives a little over n third as much
wages for operating alxjut a third as
many spindles and said: "Not proxi
mity to the cotton fields, not climate,
but cheap labor, (ung hours, together
with utter absence of excitement, and
extreme moderation of taxation ex
plain the growth of tim south.
' "Ry the substitution or tine goods
for coarse goods in our factories, Mas
sachusetts lias managed to put ol? the
day of settlement, even to show an In
crease, but ultimately the set day of
settlement must come and wo must
face and deal with conditions that
i have reduced thc spindles in some or
our northern States. Massachusetts
with thc shortest time limit and thc
, oldest age limit of any Suite in the
union lias to face the compctilion of
States that limit neither age nor time.
Thu.solution of the problem is not in
admitting little children in the Mas
sachusetts mills nor In lengthening
the. hours in Massachusetts, but here
and now tu begin a crusade that the
demands of hu maid ty, enforced by law
in Massachusetts, shall be enforced by
law in all the States. Lot us hot drag
Massachusetts down to the level of Ala
bama; let us lift Alabama to Ihe level
of Massachusetts. Let us have uni
formity of factory laws throughout the
United Stales, lt is idle for Massa
chusetts to stand alone with wise re
strictions when Alabama ?nd Routh
C?rqlln? compite with Hie loll of in
farit ti II gc rsi awaiti t Hie labor ?.f uni.
WOULD WELCOME JEoUS.
A Kubill Sn; a the ?I?:\VM Wiilllll H.
the "Kinf? ol" Glory "
"ir Jesus Christ should ieturn to
earth tomorrow he would be welcomed
in every Jewish synagogue in the land
and every Jew would say willi bax id,
'Lift up your heads, ye everlasting
d jors, and the King or Glory shall
come in.' "
This vvas thc climax or the lecture
which Dr. II ireh delivered Thursday
nie,ht before the Epworth League or
St. James Methodist Church at Chi
cago. A big audience gave the speak
er a storm or applause. He eulogized
thc Lord's prayer, repeating it in uni
son with Christian friends.
"The Jews," said Dr. Hirsch, "do
not believe In original sin and Inherit
ed depravity. They believe every man
ls a responsible, free agent, and is not
Involved in Hie guilt of his fathers ?ir
"As they reject thc doctrine ol
original sin, they reject , of course, the
doctrine of redemption from sin. They
I.clieve in the Messiah, but the Me?
s-iah of thc Old Testament is a tem
poral prince, who shall reign over the
Jews after they shall have been re
united and have become a nation
again in Palestine.
" The Jews hold that Jesus preached
nothing but Judaism, the .supremacy
of the commandment to love God and
man, thc doctrine or the fatherhood
of God, thc doctrine that the Sabbath
was made for man, the abrogation of
thc law of retaliation, the obligation
to love even one's enemies, and even
the Loni's prayer, which, we redily ad
mit, is the sublimest petition ever
framed In the human language; all
these we claim were taken from Jewish
writ ting, some of which were com
posed hundreds nf years before Jesus
"Jesus was crucified by a Roman
Governor ?md Roman soldiers, and
though his crucifixion was instigated
by Jews, it was by a few jealous priests
and not by thc mass of the jewish
"SQ far as modern Jews are con
cerned, tiley regard Jesus as'one of the.
noblest spiritual teachers that ever ap
peared In thc world. The socalled dis
ciples of Jesus have persecuted the
Jews with savage ferocity for ages ai tl
the Jews have borne their perseculiot s
with lamblike gentleness and silence.''
Ten Mon Killed.
Ten workmen engaged in making a
funnel on thc Mexican Central's ex
tension at Tux ham, in the stale of
Jail.s leo, lost their lives In a cave-in
caused by several earthquakes coming
in rapid succession. The first shock
caused the falling or interior workings,
and when the gang or workmen went
to clear away the debris they were
caught by a second cave-in. which re
sulted from fresh shocks.
DR. BIGGERS HUCKLEBERRY
Bowels and Children Teething.
It is THE GREAT SOUTH RUN
lt EM EDY for the bowels, lt is one
of the. most pleasant and olticiicioiis
remedies for all summer complaints.
Al a season when violent attacks of
the bowels are so frequent, some speedy
relief should be al hand. The wearied
mother, losing sleep by nursing the
little one tee tl ling, should use this
FROM 11 EN KV W. (?HA DY.
The Const Hut ion Edi toni I Rooms.
Atlanta.(?a., May 2.'i; 1887.
Dr. Waller A. Taylor; Atlanta, Ga.:
Dear Slr:--1 have never given a
certificate on merits of any medicine,
but I lake pleasure In breaking my
rule on this subject In behalf of your
Riggers Huckleberry Cordial, lt is the
besi medicine I have ever seen for usc
in Hie family. Kif ly cents invested in
a bottle of this medicine, and put on a
shelf convenient for use in Ibo begin
ning of any bowel trouble, will often
save life, and will save in almost any
family ten time its cost in doctors'
bills. I have a friend whose life, in my
opinion, was sit veil hy Hie prompt use
of this cordial. It ought tobe in every
family hi the land, especially at tills
sear.on of the year. I take pleasure in
thus testifying to it merits.
Veiy truly yours,
HENRY W. GRADY.
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ALMOST A MIRACLE.
DILLQU, 8. C., Au tr. lBth, 1CCI.
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bed? It contfnita to-Si-?!0 ?B?^IP*? ?? ?,v? "P ?ny.work ?nd to UH
io muobto that l^VfiTJt?*,'.? u?m njy aras and banda wera bcdly drawn,
feeTtiuohod mVbJD?* i Ji*2 fhS^'Mr logs were drawn back until my
i^LuJi?? i?y D ' *aa.as helpleaajjia a, baby for nearly twelve mo nt bi.
The muso ?a of nTv ?rm. a?^iS!Ln^V?l?!?."j*f ? 9^ nearly twelve mouthe.
many*Z S over. 7w??tr2??,?0i??S^?i^3?nd shriveled up. I suffereddeath
carno ta BOO mo. Ho told mo to try Tou r fi n^\7. ri,p- *wlo*? Ot onion,
of tho modiolne and I begin to taUn"?ndboio^ti,1? V./?6*?* mo one 5ottI?
bojran to got bettor. 1 uied flv? andr J K-I? ????.thB Of8* bottle wu uaed up I
That waa two Teare ago.?nd m^ he??tb^^^ ?"'?^
no.aymptorus of rheumatlem. I rora^?'^^nroMAO?D?" ?T'f?pTSne?^
remedy for rhoumatlam on the markot I cannot a**?T T.,rtwT#i?^.thS J***
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toB#52^?^&Tii&tb0 ald .of "utchoa; inT?b?utlbre'emonths att?fte?^
to Uko lt, I could walk aa good as anybody. Bud weut baok to work again. . .
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ancestry of tho shoemaking trade in
the United States. Tho llrst shoemak
er came over in tho Mayflower. His
name was Thomas Benni, and he und
an income from the London company
of ?100 n year and received fifty acres
of land on which to settle. Seven
years later tlio city of Lyun was
founded, and ever since lt lins been
making shoes for the world, riilllp
Kortlnnd, a nntive of Buckingham
shire, was the first shoemaker of tho
city of Lynn. lu George Washington's
day Lynn had 200 master workmen
und OOO journeymen Hhoeinnkers, turn
ing out every year no less than 300,000
palra of fine shoes.
NuvlfiiittiiK the Elbe.
A curious means of moving boats ls
employed on the river Elbe-a chain
200 miles long nt the bottom of tho
stream, which ls too swift to navigate
In the usual way. The boats nre 180
feet long and provided with 200 horse
power steam euglnes which turn a
drum fastened on the deck. The chain
comes in over the bow, passing along
on rollers lo the drum, around which
lt ls wound three times. The chain ls
then enrried to the stern, where lt
drops back into the water. The steam
ers tow live barges containing 1,500
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?li*- Of course. I've been supporting
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Co LON KL Watterson calls Grover
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A dispatch from Clinton to thc
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Smith, 17 years old killed his father,.
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avenge what ho states were the
wrongs of his father toward his moth
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inflicted three gashes on his head wi Uh
an axe from which he died during the:
night. The lad surrendered to the:
pollca. The victim was 42 years old.