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ihe To AT of Realization of Alleged
Prophecy Terrinos Them.
uN?? ??RI?I??HNED TO DEATH.
Many Serran?a and Lmborui'U Ran
Away and Are Btill In tho
Wonda. Watching f?r
The negroes in Charleston are in a
terribly excited condition over tho
prophecy of a crazy negro woman that
the elby would bc destroyed by a great
lire and that every one living In it
would bc burned up. Thc woman said
tlie city would be destroyed Tuesday
night of last week, but the passing of
the set time without thc catastrophe
did not help matters as the negroes
are still excited. The Charleston Po.^t
says negroes spent last night again in
the streets, parks and ulong the water
front, fearing that thc senseless
prophecy of thc woman may yet be
realized. Many of the negroes who
crossed the river by the Ashley bridge,
and in small beaus, when they saw
thc reflection of tho lire in the
suburbs, have not ret urned to the city.
Many households were again Thursday
morning without cooks and other ser
vants. A large number of laborers
also skipped oui of thc city, and they,
lia vc not yet rutu rued to their posi
tions. Thc reassuring, winds of thc
employers have had some effect uimii
the frightened negroes, but this was
not sulllcicnt lo keep many from re
maining up half the night,, for fear
that thc expected catastrophe might
catch them in their beds or rooms,
which seemed a thing to be avoided.
lt is remarkable that such a condi
tion of affairs should prevail for so
long a time among thc negroes, but it
is all owing to the general ignorance
of the thc people. Some of the
negroes have taken even their children
from school, fearing that accident
miglit befall fehem there. There is no
estimating the loss of life and thc ex
tent of thc exodus which would have
ensued on Tuesday night, if an alarm
of lire had been turned in while thc
negroes were so terror-stricken. A
panic would have taken place, which
would certainly have had very serious
consequences, considerably reducing
the colored population of Charleston.
The coroners and police would have
beeb busy and the city hospital would
have been taxed tu its utmost ca
pacity. There would have been
enough crazy negroes to lill the entire
asylum al Columbia. As it has hap
pened, the situation was had enough,
hut il would have boen worse, if thc
tire hells had rung, for lt would have
carried the conviction of the destruc
tion of Charleston deeper into the
hearts and minds of thc negroes.
Adelle (?atthors, colored, aged T">
years, died suddenly Wednesday after.:
noon on premises No. -!."> Church
street. Coroner O'Donnell was noti
fied and upon investigation if was
lound that she died from heart
disease. The friends of the dead wo
man declare that her death was caus
ed from fright. When the red glare
was noticed in thc northern heavens
Tuesday night, caused by the burning
of a negro ci ut ich and four- cabins
three miles outside thc city limits,
the women was terrified and she re
mained awake all Tuesday night,
singing and praying. The terrible
nervous strain under which she labor
ed sill that night and Wednesday was
more than she could stand. Wednes
day she was seized with a sudden
nervous attack and she died before
medical aid could reach her. The
Gaitliers woman was thrown into a
terrible state of excitement over thc
alleged prophecy that the city went ld
be destroyed by lire on May 2i>. She
believed that thc prophecy would be
fulfilled and oh Tuesday she watched
for the fire and prayed for deliverance.
When night came on and t he whole
heavens in thc northern part of the
pity were lit up by thc tire outside of
the city limits, the old woman became
wild. The excitement was more than
her nervous system could stand, re
sulting in her death. '
Sonic Ciouil Advice.
Recently when Hooker T. Washing
ton spoke to a Chicago audience Hon.
James IT. ICckcls, former comptroller
pf the currency and now president of
the Commercial National bank, of
phicago, introduced him. The At
lanta Constitution says Mr. Eckels is
ii man of great prominence in the
business world of the west, and his ut
terances upon any subject arc always
of value; but much more than ordinary
interest will attach to his discussion
of thc particular matter, to which he
turned his attention upon this occa
sion. His argument that the real solu
tion of the negro problem will be found
when the people ol' the north realize
that it is vastly more importune to
give to the negro flic industrial train
ing necessary to lit him for good citi
zenship t han to prate about social und
political "rights" may not bc new, hut
the fact that it comes from such a
source is important, lt is in the
nature of cumulative evidence going
to prove that thc thinking people pf
all parts of thc north are beginning to
see the negro problem lu thc proper
light. When men like .Mr. Kckels and
Mr. Cleveland and Dr. Parkhurst join
in Impressing upon thc people of the
northern states that what the negro
most needs lu Ills preparation for use
ful citizenship is industrial educa timi
-the intelligent education ol' thc
hand; when such men realize fortliem
sslvcs, and show to their fellows that
the people of thc south are working
earnestly and honestly on these lines
and when they point out thc lolloy pf
those who demand impossible things
for the negro, they pr .ve themselves
real friends of the negro race. That,
northern sentiment is rapidly coining
tia realization of the truths ol' the
race question is well for t he country
and well for the negro.
Minnie McMorriK, MS years old,
colored, was instantly killed by light
ning at the home ol' her lather, Lige
McMorris, four miles from Laurens.
Thc girl had been in the garden ami
was struck as she was returning to
the house. A younger sister was
thrown to the ground hy the shock,
hut was nol seriously injured.
Tut-, Colli th bia State says thc season
(d' lish stories has been open with Olio
that makes a long reach for Un- blue
ribbon, lt. also has considerable in-rit
as a hailstone production. At Wins
ton-Sale m, N. (J.. it. nailed tremend
ously and rained lish, "of thc pen h
variety,"' simultnucoiily. In many
instances "thc tish wi;tc incased in
ice." Fourteen bonis aller the storm
tlie hailstones weighed s ounces each.
i EK9ATI0NAL DEATH.
\ Yo\t?? Husband !? Poisoned tn
Hall County, Qa.
A ..dispatch from Gainesville, Ga.,
to i-iin Atlanta Journal pay? th? coro?
nor of that county recently held an lu?
vostluatlon of pcouliar circumstances
surrounding the sudden death of Wiley
Tanner, a young man of one of the
most prominent families of the south?
eru portion of the county, which oc
curred near his home Saturday about
Young Tanner !s 18 years of ?ge,
and was six weeks ago married to Miss
Onie Duncan, the l?-ye?r-old daugh
ter of Mr. Frank Duucan, due of the
most influential citizens of this coun
ty. Tile pair lived with Mr. Tanner's
parents until lust "Wednesday, when
they furbished their home and went to
housekeeping, living happily together.
Saturday at noon Hie young man
came home-from his work and begun
thc mid-day meal. Ile drank-a small
quantity of buttermilk, which he de
clared possessed a peculiar taste, ile
rose hastily from the table and ran to
his fathei's store, where he soon wa?
suffering agonies, lie exclaimed,!'
"I've been poisoned," and id a few
minutes was dead: Ile had been sick
somewhat for several days and had
been taking medicine, lt was report
ed that he was poisoned with strych
nine, but whether he was accidentally
poisoned, or whether he died from
other cause is to be determined, if
possible, at Uie conclusion M?'the coro
ner's investigation, when thc chemists'
analysis ol Hie iron ten Ls of tho dead
man's stomach will be made known.
Scores of rumors arc a Moat, which if
half true would make a sensational
caso, hut it is impossible to verily
them. The body nf Mr. Tanner was
buried Monday at Chestnut Mountain
church and 1,000 to I j200 people at
tended t lie service.
NEED OF GOOD HOADS.
How Country lill? In greatly Improv
ed by Them,
Iii a recent meeting called for the
purpose* of promoting public interest
in public roads the Hon. \V. J. Bryah,
ol' Nebraska, said:
lt is important for thc welfare of
our government and for the improve
ment of our civilization that wc make
life upon thc farm as attractive as
Notwithstanding Hie introduction
of free letter delivery, the. telephone,
gas manufacturing plants and the
extension of electric car lines, there
still remains a pressing need for bet
tter count ry roads, a need emphasized
and made more apparent by thc pave
ment of city streets. As long as mud
placed an embargo upon city traille,
tlie farmer could bear ids mud-made
isolation with less complaint, hui
willi the improvement, of city st reets
and willi the establish ment of park's
and boulevards, the farmers' just de
mands for better roads linds increas
ing expression. The people now realize
that bad roads are indefensible, and
are pr?parer! lo eonsidei t hc remed y.
Home and Farm repeats and com
mends thc words of Mr. Bryan willi
great, satisfaction. We take pililo in
the rellcction that in the very hey i li
ning ol' the movemet for free rural
delivery Home and Farm stood for
equal privil?ges for farmers and
merchants. There was no reason why
men living within 10 minutes' walk
of Hie city postollieeshould have their
mail delivered to their doors four
times a day wiiiie farmers living live
and ten miles from the postollice had
to KO after the mail themselves.
But the free rural delivery ls only
one in a series ol' tilings needed to
make Hie tann more attractive. We
all recognize the fact that Hiere has
been a drawing oil' of young people
from our agricultural pursuits to our
grcatcilies. 11 is one of the tenden
cies ot' the times thal we simule! do
what we can to counteract. The chief
method of counteracting it is to make
the farm life attractive in ail its as
pects. It is now attractive for its
healthfulness, its freedom from excite
ment, its quiet and serene beauty, lt
is unattractive in that it is isolated,
that Hiere is little social intercourse
or social pleasure, and in the distance
fro.ii school and from church privi
leges. There are great changes going
on in life in America. Thc extension
of the electric car lines through the
rural districts will undoubtedly do
mindi to draw people from the towns
to the immediate vicinity ol' Hie
towns, and gradually bring Hie more
rem?le districts into direct connec
tion with a certain part of town life.
But tho farmer needs to consider
especially tile value of good roads.
This would make life more at tractive
on the farm, hut primarily it is a
measure for making farming more
profitable through all years, g md and
bad. Jt is not possible to estimate
thc cost, had roads entail upon thc
farmers ol America. Wo have greatly
reduced the cost of transporting farm
products from a railroad depot to Hie
great, markets ol' t ile world, hut il
costs about as much now as it eyer
did lo get Hie faun crops from the
Heids to the railroad station. The
thing for the farmers io do is lo re
duce this cost by act ing together and
securing better roads all Hie yea'
Ilrothcr Homes Shocked.
The modest editor of thc Barnwell
People had a great shod; not long
since. Here is the story as told hy
Ilrothcr Bolines in his paper, thc
Barnwell l'copie: "Tue esteemed
Aiken Journal and lleviow advises the
editor ol this paper to use his pass
more, travel about and learn how the
country has moved. Ile has no pass,
unless verbal permission to lisli in
Connor's pond or help himself in the
sherill's watermelon kingdom be so
considered. However, after reading
the Journal ami Review's Araluan
nights description of that play ground
of tlie plutocrats lie concluded lo quit
Kip Vim Wiliklcism for a day and un
der Capt. Murray's chaperonage went,
to Aiken. As tlie train pulled up to Hie
depot he looked from a west window,
and the lirst sight was enough- a wo
man wearing a man's hat, a sorter
slate colored longtail over coal, brown
ieggius, riding a-straddlc a pestled
tail, mule colored, shamcd-faccd pony
pacing through the rain and mud. Ile
didn't get off. hut hurried on to
'Augusta and took thcCiast Linc hain
for Ha rowell and its old time ways,
- ii na i 3 y r< signed to the dismemberment
' thal, cleated Aiken county."
Served Him Ui^lii.
Dr. Leland Dorr Kent ol' Roches
I ter. N. V.. was sentenced on Monday
: lo 20 years imprisonment for inducing
?Miss Dingle, a trained noise, to com
mit suicide. Tliey had agreed to kill
themselves. She carried out tlie
agreement, bul lui cut Ids throat and
got well. Mrs. Kent, Hie wife, has
! become insane over the affair.
A ROMANTIC 8C3ND.
An f nolltont of the Buttlo ui'Qetty*.
buru In Recalled,
A nu unlit io scene wm: wlin?Wi?? nt
Haleigh, N. C. recently whim Cul.
John II, Laue WUK Introduced tn Mt?,
diaries H. McConnell, of Chicago and
Col. Lune grasped tho hand of the
man shot him dqwn upon the
Held . .ottysburg forty years ago and
almost Killed bim. Cpl. W. ll. S.
Burgwyn, of Weldon, arranged this
meeting between t>iera. Mr. McCon
nell served in the Twenty-fourth
Michigan regiment of thc Iron Bri
gade of the Potomac. Ills company
was almost nuhilated at Gettysburg
and bo has been much interested in
that great battle. A few years ago
lie. wrote lo Col. A. M. Waddell, of
Wilmington, to secure some informa
tion and his letter was referred to
Col. W. II. S. Burgwyu, of Weldon.
This led to a correspondence between
Col. Burgwyn and Mr. McConnell. .
Later they met in Richmond, Va.,
when Mr. McConnell remarked that
lie H red thc last shot from lils com
pany and brought down tile oolor
orarer of the Twenty-sixth North
Cand?na regiment. "Then you are
thc man who shot Col .lohn II. Lane,"
declared Col. Burgwyn. Arrangements
were then made for thc meeting
which look pince here Firday, and Mr.
McConnell said: "Yes I have come all
tho way from Chicago and brought my
wife for no other purpose than to grasp
thc hand ol thc gallant man 1 tried to
kill and thought then that 1 succeed
ed." The heaviest losses recorded iii?
any modern battlefield were in thc
Twenty-sixth North Carolina regi
ment, with a loss or 110 per cent., and
tile Twenty-fourth Michigan, with SO
per cent. less. Col. Lane and Mr. Mc
Connell are survivors of these gallant
In reply to a reporter's question
Mr. McConnell gave this account of
the shooting of Col. Lane: "Thc
battle was nearing its close at Gettys
burg,'' he said, "and only eight men
of the fifty-four in our company in thc
Twenty-fourth Michigan regiment
were left. Our ammunition was ex
hausted, but 1 had one cartridge left,
which was to be thc last shot we li red
at Gettysburg. As I loaded my rille
my lieutenant commander said:
'Charlie, see that splendid color-bear
er, cannot you throw him over?" and
lie pointed to the colonel not as far as
across this street from me. 'I have
my last cartridge and I am going to
try.' 1 replied as I rested my nile
against a small tree and took careful
aim at the man waving his colors and
shouting to bis men. I li roil, saw him
f?ll and then hastened to join my
comrades retreating through Gettys
burg to Gulp's Hill."
"Ile is Hie man who shot inc."
interposed Cid. Lane, laying his hand
alTcotionaiely on Mr. McConnell's
shoulder. "It was just as the battle
euclid and 1 had turned lo cheer oh
my handful of men and was waving
our colors that the ball struck mc."
Col. Lane raised his blank locks and
showed the ugly scar on his neck,
just below thc base of the brain, whine
the well-nigh fatal ball passed. Col;
Lane, ls the only siirviug colonel of
I he illustrious Twenty-sixth regiment;
Coi. Harry K. Burgwyn, brother of
Col. W. IL S. Burgwyn, was killed in
the. same hattie that enuc so near
costing Col. Lane his life.
Col. W. H. S. Hurgwyn took Col.
Laue and Mr. McConnell on a drive
over Hie city. They went out lo
Crabtree, where the Twenty-sixth
North Carolina regiment was organ
ized, and Col. Lane saw his lirst ser
vice as a private in Company 10. The
camp was then under Col. Burgwyu
as coin mandant. They then went to
thc cemetery to view the monument
to Col. Burgwyn. visited the Soldiers'
home and spent an hour with the old
veterans, then to the State library to
see thc painting of Hie three colonels
of tho Twenty-sixth North Carolina
regiment, Vance, Burgwyn and Lane.
Col. W. H. S. Burgwyn then gave
them a dinner parly at Hie Varboro.
Cul. Lane left for his home in Chat
ham. Mr. and M rs. McConnell go to
Weldon to visit Cid. and Mrs. Hurg
wyn. Mr. McConnell is president of
the Veterans' Association of Hie Iron
Brigade ol thc Army of the Potomac
at Chicago and is a highly successful
wholesale druggist. Ile is six feet
tall, well proportioned, with his hair
and mustache almost white, stands
perfectly erect and appears as agile as
a youth. _
Whipped liv White Caps.
A Spartanburg dispatch to The
Stale says Thursday afternoon .lim
I'ru itt, colored, accompanied hy his
wile, Alma Pruitt, from the Cross
Anchor section, arrived in the city
and appeared at Magistrate Kirby's
oftlce; They relented a pitiful talent
misery how sonic while men had
taken .lim Pruitt fruin his house last
Tuesday night and administered on
lils hare, limbs a severe whipping; so
lacerating and bruising him that he
was scarcely able to walk, lt a ppears,
however, that be made out. t journey
lei that city one week later. Ile was
certainly well Hogged. Neither .lim
nor his wife seem to know why the
men whipped him. The white cappers
threatened them with death it' tiley
1 made any mention of t lu; lawless oc
currence. Magistrate Kirby referred
them, hy letter, to Magistrate Mike
Patton, at Cross Anchor, who will
doubt less investigate thc eas?; and put
au end to such proceedings.
A WISH LADY. The Abbeville
Medium says: "A practical woman
rei).arked the other day that the most
interesting things in the newspapers
to her are thc advertising col ii inns."
"Long ago," she said, "1 quit buying
of those who didn't ad vert ise. It has
always -..cerned to me that the mer
chant who advertises in invites me to
trade with him, while the one who
does not advertise impresses me with
the idea that lie doesn't care enough
foi- my trade lo ask for it; Then,
loo, 1 have lound that the manage
ment who advertises has fresher goods,
for the reason, I suppose, he. sells
A LOT of young fellows in an (lido
town had a good time with a tramp
last week. They toidi him into a
good hath, shaved him and cut his
hair. They then bought a new suit
ol clot hes, white shirt and standing
collar ami dressed him out complete.
Hut when they attempted to burn his
hobo clothes lie objected and fought
tor them with such desperation their
suspicions were aroused and upon
.?."arching they found $1.100 sewed up
in t he coal.
'PiiK I'M I //gerald Enterprise says:
"P-r-e-e-t-d-e-n-t is what stands be
tween (Hover ?md a third term."
Whereupon The Hawkinsville Dis
patch anti News sagely remarks:
"Call it precedent if you want to, hut
the correct word is 'voters.'"
? DEATH TRAP
lu tb? Stat? HoufiQ Doolam A Spode!
?Ji?lSNT WOBK 18 DEFECTIVE.
Tho Cn vernor ls TJl'ROCl to HavO
tjio Wholo Hu H i ii rsi) Torn
Out nntl New System
The State house indeed contains :i
death trap. Its basement is polluted
with foul and poisonous gases which
lind their way into thc otlices of cer
tain ollleials, as reported in The State
recently, and the State will be put to
some expense to correct thc evils.
This condition of affairs was
brought to the attention of the secre
tary of state recently and he referred
thc matter to thc governor. The lat
ter asked a special committee to in
vestigate the alleged dangerous con
ditions, arid this coimnittc submitted
its report to the governor Friday.
It was charged in the outset that
only the plumbing and sewer pipes
in the basaient were in a bad state of
repair, yet tile committee found that
tlie work recently finished lintier tho
direction ot' Architect Milburn is also
in bad shape. The members of the
committee were men who arc entirely
disinterested: Dr. T. Grange Simons
ol Charleston, president ol the State
hoard ol' health; Dr. James < vans,
secretary of Unit hoard; Dr. d. W.
Babcock and Mr. U X G in cr, at
torney general and the legal adviser t f
the State board ut health.
This committee not only condemns
the sanitary arrangements, but calls
attention to the heating apparatus
which distributes air through the
building in the winter. This air, it is
shown in the report, is not tit and
sume changes are necessary. The
legislature refused to make an appro
priation for a heating apparatus, but
something must be done next winter.
'lite governor has no funds with
which to undertake this work and
may bc forced to borrow the money
with which lo meet thc expense ol'
tearing out the rotting piping and
the now useless and filth birling
false walls In the basement.
N K W WO UK CON'DUM N KO.
Thc committee regretted that they
found much to condemn. "Thc whb'e
design is crude and the work is done
imperfectly in many particulars." As
to the new work just completed under
tlie direction of Mr. Milburn the
"The urinals under thc new porticos
wen: choked lip and the Hushing appar
atus defective; the ventilating shalt
is t io small rind its frequent change
of direction should he made hy gentle
curves and hot by sharp angles; thc
Ventilation ol" thc toilet room is de
fective: thc fresh air inlet tit side
of steps showed no (mirent of air upon
lighted candle: we could discover no
hack venting of t he water closets on
account of concealed plumbing; the
reducing couplings of water pipes in
dicated inferior plumbing.''
OM) WORK A I) rc A Tl l THAI'.
In regard to the conditions in the
basement, work done about IS) years
ago, the committee says:
"All rooms in cellars were foully
kept, ill smelling, and showed lack ol'
ventilation. Tlie room used as a waler
uloSet now used as a store- -
old records were dark, damp and foul
smelling and their air shafts vented
tluir cases into the rooms above.
"lu these rooms nothing seems to
hive been done, except to remove th
howls of the old water closets, leaving
the soil pipe connections as dead ends
"(Kmeealed plumbing prevented
careful scrutiny of work under Honrs.
"The private water closet mi first
lld?r above basement was tilled with
foul air which is discharged into thc
main corridors and no fresh alrrlhgress
was provided for. The Hush ?tu the
closets was Instillicient.
"A dead wall was behind the
eastern waler closet in which iron
grating were placed for ventilation,
drawing air from the interior nf the
buildhig. open lead pipes supposed
to bc back vents discharged into the
Il KATI NO AlH'AKATUS.
As to the heating apparatus the
"Air supply totally inadequate and
derived from the basement, with no
direct outside fresh air intake, thc
whole central cellar being dependent
for,air supply on two small doors at
east and west ends.
"The entire cellar was without
dooring and very dusty.
"Therefore, all air distributed to
the. building was cellar ,air and con
taminated with dust and ground
Upon the above Undings the com
mittee made the following recom
"That all water closets In the main
building with their p-.tmhing, pipes
and fixtures lie immediately renewed
and all connections leading to these
lix tu res he cut olT outside the build
"Thal thc new waiter closets he
connected at once with the new city
"That tiie new water closets under
the main steps north and south have
special ventilation secured hy electric
or other appliance.
"That all cellars and passage ways
in the basement be thoroughly cleans
ed and afterwards doored with
asphalt or cement.
"That independent outside fresh air
intakes be provided for thc furnace
rooms and basements.
"Wc would Urgently recommend
that an experienced sanitary engineer
be employed to devise .a proper system
of heating, ventilating and ptimbiug
t he building. '
The committee ex pres fed their obli
gation to Assistant Surgeon General
ll. D. Geddings of thc United States
public health and marine hospital
service, who made t he inspection with
them, Tor valued suggestions made in
the pr?paration of the report.
SIC Whit -MAIN STOI'l'KI) Ul*.
The report of the commission sub
stantiates thc reports made hy sani
tary inspectors recently. Mr. Stall
ings, an expert plumber and sanitary
Inspector, and Mr. ladens, tho sanitary
inspector Tor the city of Columbia,
practically covered thc same ground
in their reports. In addition Mr.
f?dei] s calls attention toa matter upon
which tim committee was not called
upon to investigate:
"Your sewer from thc building lo
the river is now completely stopped
and discharging its foul contents into
tlie open gutters ol' Gervais street.
This is n dangerous condition ot
tblnga und wa nu immediate remedy.
X vespeot tully recommend that tho
plumbing In the State housn be over?
haulod and made to conform to the
plumbing laws of tho olty and that
tho system ba ennncoted with tho
sanitary sewers In Ger vain Rtreet,
where it will ho systematically Hushed
and Inspected."-Tho State.
Count Cassini'? explanation of those
Russian massacres will hardly be ac
cepted at full face value by the Amer
ican public. If one-tenth the stories
coining from Europe arc true, race ha
tred or fanaticism must have been at
the bottom of the terrible happen
ings at Kishinef. Those who arc; in
teresting themselves in raising funds
for thc relief of the suffering and dis
tressed .lews will certainly have the
hearty cooperation of all charitable
and Christian people. The tendency
to hold thc Russian government or
the Russian church responsible for
those massacres may not be war
lt cannot bc possible that the au
thorities of the church gave open, or
c ren sc cret, sanction to such at roch lei.
lt cannot be possible, even in remote
Kishinef, that there has been no pro
gre s from the days when bloody deeds
were performed under guise of Chris
tianity. Nor should wc as yet con
demn the Russian government for
those lawless outbreaks on the pait
of the people of one community tr
province of that vast empire. Un
fortunately wc have had lawless out
breaks of various kinds in our own fair
land, ll is probable that thc czar is,
directly or indirectly, no more ri
sponsible for those Kishinef atrocities
than was ?fie president ol thc United
States for the shooting down of negro
miners in Illinois whose only crime
was a desire to work. Not until it is
proven that thc proper governing au
thorities have failed to mete out ade
quate punishment to the law break
ers and murderers should they he. con
demned. lt is to bc boped i however,
that the czar realizes that he is ou
trial before the enlightened public
opinion of tile civilized world.
The so-called upper-class in New
York must bc a tough set, when mor
als are considered. The New York
World says the marital complications
among them will soon call for the
creal ion of the new profession of di
vorce secretary. Only ah expert, who
gives his whole mind subject, can pos
sibly keep track of the .sinuous
convolutions of domestic life in the
aristocracy or smart set of the
metropolis. The charming Mrs. A.,
married only live years ago, has
just Hied a petition for a divorce
in Newport. Mrs. A's sister has
riven Uv married into the distin
guished family of thu lt's, whose
divorces, with those ol' their connec
tions hy marriage, have diffused a
pleasant tinge nf scandal from Paris
to San 1'raiicix-i. Mrs. A.j is a niece
of the celebrated Mr. C., whose trans
continental career with Hie famous
English ucl r< ss and fa viii ile of loyalty
was succeeded by a marriage with a
belle of tile hallie noblesse, who di
vorced liim two years ago and is now
Mrs. U. Il is thought that Mrs. A.
on securing her freedom will marry
M r. E., w 1 lose w i fe obi a i ned a d i vi ?ree
from liim last Slimmer ou a charge of
infidelity. When that suit was
brought it was intimated that Mrs.
E. would cite a young society matron
as co-respondent, lint as Mr. E. made
no defense Hie lady's name was not
mentioned, lletween Hie simultan
eous polygamy of Utah and thc con:
seen li ve polygamy of Newport and
New York there seems lo be. nothing
to clioo.se, except in matters if taste
A dispatch from Washington to
The Slate says war is on between thc
faculty of Columbian university and
seven of flic male students ol' this
year's law class over the awarding of
the degree of doctor of civil law to
Mrs. Erimia Relia Kailey, formerly of
South Carolina, whom these st udents
claim is "mentally unqualified for
such a high degree." President Need
ham of thc university lias stepped out
on thc tiring line in defense ol' the
South Carolinian. "Only those candi
dates for degree of doctor of civil law
who present, themselves upon Hie stage
for their degrees will receive them."
The male, students emphatically as
sert: "We arc firmly resolved not to
go upon the stage to receive our de
grees if one is conferred upon Mrs.
Hailey." Seven of Hie .eight male
members of thc class say this, and thc
eighth, the son ol' thc Peruvian minis
ter, Mr. Calderon,hasalligned himself
with Mrs. Hailey and the faculty. As
far as can bc learned the protesting
students arc really opposed to Mrs.
Hailey's graduation merely because
she is a woman and the first woman
in thc United Stales to receive lids
high degree, lt is now a question as
to whether the faculty or a few stu
dents shall run the university and
President Needham declares the fac
ulty will not yield au inch. Ile talks
determinedly and the chances are de
cidedly in Mis. Hailey's favor.
A (iispaclii froth Itarncsvillc, Ha.,
says toe sherill has lirrested George
Allen, a well known citizen ol' Pied
mont, charged willi the murder or
George ll. Worthen, whose body was
found near the roadside May IO.th. lt
is alleged t here was a serious quarrel
between Allen and Worthch imme
diately preceding the murder. Anna
Eambro, a negress, was arrested as an
"IIONOU," says The Stale, ' has had
a backset in Hie German navy. En
sign Il lissner, who ran his sword
through the body of Iiis friend, Artil
leryman Hartmann, because lie failed
lo give Hie proper salute, has been
sentenced to lour years imprison ment
and degradation. The young officer
maintained that Hie regulations re
quired him to force obedience and that
he was compelled by honor lo kill his
friend when he failed to salute as
d i rec ted ^_
Miss DOUA E. Thompson, a hospital
nurse at Manila, received hy will about
8200,000 from Mrs. Alicia Armstrong
of Mount. Vernon, N. V. She was
the widow of a wealthy banker.
George W. Todd, the "wheelbarrow
hermit," of Syracuse, N. V.. leif all
Iiis property, some "lens ol' thousand
dollars*' to Mrs. Peter .1. Jordan of
Brockton. Mass., from whom he stoic
a purse at the Brockton Fair in 1888.
Helias tohis credit in various banks
OlO.ooo lo Sf.0,000.
A KANSAS City judge has decided
that Hie aristocratic members of a
church congregation have no right lo
deny a humble worshipper Hie occu
pancy of a seat among them. The
Sparianburg Journal thinks that the
notable Hiing about this decision is
Huit the courts should ever be called
to pass upon such a point.
A Had Slat O ol' A ll a i r.s.
They Were Jouions.
An Ugly ('nurur.
omen of All Mk?i
Tho ipoolallst H npw indispensable, In nil walks of life (hero )< a domnnd for Um ni ?h.
\ruo can do ono particular thing botter than any ona else,and such a man il o:?c '.vito baa confined
his endeavor to, anti centor?o, all of bis energy and ttbflUy;pn the -?rieo|alty lie lus bho*vi:\ fof-ht? ?.
life's work. . '. ??' .. ... .'jt?J'?'^Sp,
Early in jay professional ca.-^er I realized that OUronlo Disease l wo.-o not Iro?nr? clvcd the
a lennon which their Importance warranted. I saw that llicso diseasei required a fjie: |-ii t!t\
ness which tho busy practitioner, could never acquire. For inore'tiiaa twenty year.1 I. have >'c
votcd myself exclusively to tho study and treatment of theso'disoases, Rnd'tho'f?'t f.jUU phyal- :
clans recommend mc to their patients ls an evidence of my skill and ability 1:1 my social line, i
give special counsel to physicians with obstinate and obscure cases.
I have devoted particular attention to chronic diseases of men omi women, and no other
class of disease requires moro intelligent nnd expert treatment, lt ii r. fact that a majority of
men owe tho seriousness of tbelr condition to Improper treatment, ard a failure to realizo tho
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Overindulgence, Indiscretions nnd excesses nru not the only
causes of an Impairment of sexual strcnulli. Such a derange
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etc., which gradually weakens and Injures thc system be.'nro tho unfortunate victim realizes
the true nature of bis trouble. Nervousness, weak buck, dizziness, loss of memory, spots before
the eyes, despondency, etc., often arc thc first symptoms of an.lmpairnientof manly .vigor, and If
neglected serious results are sure to follow. 1 want to talk to every man who lias any of these
symptoms of weakening of his manly functions. 1 can promptly correct all Irregularities, and
under my skillful treatment you will have restored all of the strongth and glory nf your-.inun
hoori. Whether you consult me or not, do not jeopardize your health by experimenting with
ready-made medicines, free samples, so-Called quh fe cures, etc.. as the most delicate organs of
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This disenso is thc enlargement of veins of thc scrotum, which fill with stagnant blood, causing a constant drain upon
thc vitality, lt weakens the entire system and saps away all sexual strength. 1 cure this dispaso with the same ii n I -
Probably more mon are afflicted with Varlcooole thoa
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I will tell vim frankly whether or not you ara an unfortunate victim. I will guarantee to cure you without tho use ot strong and Injurious
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SS I ii tuan liuilding, 22i S. I i road Si., Atlanta. Ga.
HAD TO RESIGN
Uli I'oNiili.ii as a Toucher in Hm
Mr. it. I). Kpps (?f South Cand?na,
who has been for three years attempt
ing to guido Hie young Filipino to in
dustry iii rid books, has resigned as in- _
struetor ol* our new churres. Mr j
Kpps has ever since leaving this state
tor thc Philippines acted as corres
pondent of this paper, and l is letter
have contained some ol' tho most in
le rest i nu information about thc
country ami its people that lias come
to America. It was Mr. Kpps who
gave lo the people ot' the United
States through the columns ol' The
State, the first In formation received
in this country about the use of the
"watereuro." These reports were at
Hist vigorously denied by the war de
partment, hut the anti-imperialists of
Huston pressed the investigation, it
was forcee' >u the attention of con
gress, that hotly took the matter up
and all the revelations In regard to
cruelties practiced in thc thc Philip
Undoubtedly the reports of thc usc
of the ''water cure,'' resulting in a!
public investigation, have bettered
the condition of the natives who have J
come in contact with the American |
soldier, lt is therefore somewhat sin- ?
gular that Mr. "Kpps' resignation, ac- |
cording lo Filipino papers just rc- I
eeivtd, was forced by Gov. Taft be-j
cause of his criticism ol Filipinos,
their shiftlessness and general "'cus
sedness." His views on this subject
appeared in Thc State about four
months ago. At t he time his lotter
was writ ten Mr. Kpps was teaching at
Pueblo of Hay, Laguna province. In
some manner the information printed
in The State traversed i?,OOO miles and
leached the eyes of Gov. ('ailles, the
native governor Laguna, lie made
complaint: Mr. Kpps was .summoned
to Manila and evidently freely stated
that lie had furnished the information
attributed to him. i
We would regret that Mr. Kpps has
lost a remunerative position through j
the publication of his opinions in The j
State if it were not that, hu expresses j
himself as being tired ol' a work to j
which there is little response. And we
aro sure that if he should return to
his native State there will be oppor
tunities offered him which will prove
advantageous both to himself and his
Making ll|> Los! Time.
The Chesapeake anil Ohio local pas
senger train, eastbound for Richmond
was wrecked one mile cast of Charlot
tesville at I o'clock Tuesday after
noon hy the. spreading of I.ie rails at
a sharp curve. The t rain was a half
hour lalo and was endeavoring lo re
gain lost limo. 'I'.vu persons were
killed: T. I). Hall of liiehmbnd, Va.,
the engineer, and Charles Snyder ol'
Richmond, Va., the liremin of the
wrecked train. No OIK- was seriously
injured, hut some, persons su Ile red
bruises. The engine is a complete
wreck. Tho mail coach and two pas
senger coaches were demolished.
The Boiler H.vploilcd,
Two men met instant death Thurs
day afternoon af a pumping station
of the Southern railroad al Bridgeport,
Tenn., hy the explosion of a twenty
horsepower hollier; The dead men
are: Prank Owens of Knokvillo, pump
inspector of the .Southern, and .lohn
Planchard, engineer at the pump sta
tion. The building was practically
To lie Kim by Negroes.
A large factory for the manufac
ture ol' all kinds of tobacco, to bc
run exclusively by negroes, is to be
established in I! ich mond, Va. lt is
said that Andrew Carnegie is backing
Hooker Washington in the enterprise.
What They Say About the Metal
or UNCLR SA M.
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what such people, as
American Window Glass Co.
W. Maynard, Capt. U S. Navy,
Pox Acetylene Generator Co.,
Standard Plate Class Co.,
have to say about Ibis piece of goods.
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After a service of one season at. White Stone Lithia Springs, as resident
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At New York four persons were
su If Oca ted td death and three other*
were so badly burned that it is feared
tiley will die. Thc lire early Wednesday
was in the (lye story apartment, house
it Nd. :t6o West One Hundredt h and
Thirty-tit'lh street. The lire is said
to have been of incendiary origin.
Dr. Diggers Huckleberry Cordial, for
the Bowels and Children Teething.
It is T11R < ! R FAT SO UT MERN
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of Hie most pleasant and ollleaciows
remedies for all summer com plaints.
At a season when violent attacks of
t he bowels are so frequent, some speedy
relief should be at band. The wearied
mother, losing sleep by nursing the
little one teething, should use this
FROM 11 EN BY W. GRADY.
The Constitution Edit oral Rooms.
Atlanta, Ga., May 23? 1887.
Dr. Walter A. Taylor, Atlanta, Ga.:
Dear Sir: -f hilve never given a
cert ideate on merits of any medicine,
but 1 take pleasure in hreakng my
rule, on this subject in behalf of your
Biggera Huckleberry Cordial, lt is the
liest medicine I lia ve'ever seen, fdr usc
in tlie family. Kif ty cents invested in
a bottle ol' this medicine, and pul on a
shelf convenient for use in the begin
ning ol'iiny bowel trouble, will often
save life, and will save in almost any
family ten time its cost in doctors'
hills. I have a friend whose life, in my
opinion, was saved by the prompt use
of t his cordial, lt ought tobe
Inexpensive to lay.
Easy tn keep in repair',
liight and very durable.
Wa te i pv?i f and ordorlcss.
Not atfected by change of tem
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Ilktish steamer Huddersfield,
ipimuii, was su\eu ny ine prompt use Tllc irtish steamer lliifldcrsiield,
.1 this cordial, lt ought tobe in cue ry hj , sailc(r.,,ora. Antwerp Wednes
a m i ly m the land, especially at this , :, Tringa' i.wbmri:
;easo..ofilmyear. I take pleasure in day evening f^ ??^'V, ^?^f;
bus test li ving to it merit s. collided with Hie. Norwegian steamer
t hus tesl Hying
Very truly vc?-s,
ll EN RY \V. GRADY.
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Pto. The Huddersfield .foundered.;;
Twenty-two Austrian and Italian
immigrants lost their lives. The crew
?I were saved, lt mjjelievcd thc immi
grants wore crushed in the collision.
I Thc bows of the Uto were damaged.