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IN THE MOUNTAINS.
A Thrilliti tend ltemarkable Story.
In the fall of 1870 1 was traveling
eastw ard in a stage-coaoh from Pitts
burg over the mountains. My fellow
travolors were two gentlemon and a
lady. The oldest gentleman's ap
paraLce interested me exceedingly. I
in years lie seemed about 50; in air
anot iannor he was calm, dignified
and polished, and the contour of his
features were singularly intellectual.
Ie conversed freely on different topics,.
until the road became more abrupt
and precipitous; but, on my directing
his attentiou to the great altitude of
a precipice, on the verge of whloh our
coach wheels were leisurely rolling,
there came a marked change on his
countenance. His eyes, lately filled
with the light of intelligence, became I
wild, restless and anxious-the mouth I
twitcht d spasmodically, and the fore- I
head was beaded with a cold perspira- I
tion. With a sharp, convulsive shud- I
der, lie turned his gaze. fromthe giddy
height, and clutching my arm tightly
with both hands, he cling to me like
a drowning man.
" Use this cologne," said the lady,
handing me a bottle, with the Instinc
tive goodness of her sex.
I sprinkled a little on his face, and
he becaime more composed; but it was
not until we had entirely traversed
the mountain, and descended into the
country beneath, that his fine features
relaxed from their perturbed look,
and assumed the placid, quiet dignity
that I had first noticed.
" I owe an apology to the lady," said
he, with a bland smile and a gentle
inclination of the head to our fair coin
panion, "6 and some explanation, and
to my fellow-traveler also; and perhaps
I cannot better acquit myself of the
doublo debt than by recounting the
cause of my recent agitation."g
" it may pain your feciings," dell
cately urged the lady.
" On the contrary, it will relieve
them," was the respectful reply.
Having signified our several desires
to hear more, the traveler proceeded :
" At the age of 18 1 was light of foot
and I fear (he smiled ) light of head.
A fine property on the banks of the
Ohio acknowledged me solo owner.
I was hastening home to enjoy it,
and delighted to get free from college
life. The month was October, the air
bracing, and the mode of conveyance
a stage like this, only more cumbrous.
The other passengers were few-only
three in all-one old gray-headed
planter of Louisiana, his daughter, a
joyous, betwitching creature, about
17 years old, and his son, about 10 years
"They were just returning from
France, of which country the young
lady discoursed in terms so eloquent as
to absorb my entire attention.
"The father was taciturn ; but the
daughter was vivacious by nature,
and we soon became so mutually
pleased with each other, that it was
not until a sudden flash of lightning
and a heavy dash of rain against the
windowa elicited an exclamation from
my charming complanion, that I knew
how the nIght passed. Presently there
came a low rumbling sound, and then
several tremiedous peals of thunder,
accompaniedl by successive tlashes of
lightning. The rain descended in tor
rets andi an angry wind began to
howl and moan through the forest
"I looked fr'om the window of our
vehicle. The night was as dark as
ebony ; but the lightning showed the
danger of our road. We were on the
edge of a frightful precipico. I could
see at intervals, huge, jutting rockcs,
far away down its side, andl the eight
made me solicltious for my fair comn
patnion. I thoeght of the mere hair
breadths that were between us and
oter'nity ; a single little rock in the
track of our coach wheels, a tiny billet
-of wood, btray root of a tempest-torn
tree, restive horses, or a careless
driver. Any of these might hurl us
f rem our . sublunary existence with the
speed of thought.
"Tsa perfect tempest,' observed
the lady, as I withdrew my head from
the window. ' How I love a sudden
storm !Thore is something grand
about the winds when fairly loose
among the hills. I never encountered
a night like this, but Byron's magni
ficent description of a thunderstorm in
Jura recurs to my mind. But are we
on the mountain yet ?'
" 'Yee ; we have begun the ascent."
" Is it niot saidi to be dangerous ?'
" 'By no meane," 1. replied, In as easy
a tone as I could assume..
" I only wish it was daylight, so that
we might enjoy the mountain scenery.
B~ut what's that ?' and she covered her
eyes from a sheet of lightning that
illustrated the rugged mouniitalns with
'"Peal after peal of thunder instantly
succeeded ; there was a very volume
of rain coming down at each thunder
burst, and with the deeper moaning
of an animal in dread ful agony break
ing upon our ears. I found that the
coach had come to a dead halt.
"Louise, my beautiful- feliow-travel
or, became pale as ashes. She ixed
her eyes on mine with a look of anx
loous dread, and, turning to her father,
she hurriedly remarked:
"'We arc on the mountains."
" '[ reckon we are,' was the uncon
-" With instinctive activity, I put
my head through the window and
called to the driver, but the only
answer was the moaning of an animal,
borne past, me by the swift winds of
the tempest. I selized the handle of
the door and strained in vain--it, would
not yield. At that instaunt I felt a
cold hatnd in mine, and heard Louise
faintly articulate in my ear the follow
ing appalling words:
"'he coach is moving backwards."
" Never shall I for'got the fierce
agony with which I tugged at the
coach door, and called on the driver
in tones that rivalled the fierce blast
of the temp~est, whilst the conviction
was burning on my brain that the
coach was being slowly moved back
"What followed was of such swift
occurrence that it seems to me like a
" I rushed against the door with all
my forco ; but it withstood my utmost
efforts. One side of our vehicle was
sensibly going down, down, down.
The moanIng of the agonized animal
become deeper, and k knew from his
desperate plunges that it was one of
our horses. Orash upon crash of
thunder rolled over the mountain. and
vivid Rashes of lightning played over
our heads. By its light I could see
for a moment the old planter standing
orect, with lis hanids on his son and
daughter, his eyes raised to heaven,
and his 11ila moving as if in prayes.
I could see Luis turn her ashy cheek
oward me as if imploring assistance;
ind I could see the bold glance of tne
>oy Aashing indignant del ance at the
war of elements, and -the awful danger
hat awaited him. There was a roll,
6 desperato plunge, a harsh, grating
ar, a sharp, pieicing scream of mortal
error, and had ut time to clasp
.ouiso firmly with one hand around
,er waist, and seize the fastenings
6ttached to the coach- roof with the
Other, when we were preolpitated overi
" I can distinctly recollect preserv
ng consciousness for a fow seconds of
,ime, how rapidly my breath was be
ng exhausted, but of that tremendous
lescent I soon lo'st all further knowl
dge by a concussion so violent that I
vas instantly deprived of all sense and
The traveler paused. His features
vorked for a minute or two as they
lid when we were on the mountain;
xe passed his hands across his fore
lead as if in pain, and then resumed
i1s thrilling narrative.
" On -a low couch in an humble room
>f a small country house, I next open
id my eyes in this world of light and
hade, joy and sorrow, mirth and mad
iess. Gentle bands soothed my pillow,
fentle feet glided across my chamber,
mid a gentle voice for a timo hushed
611 my questionings. I was kindly
,ended by a fair young girl of about
.6, who refused for a while to hold any
!iscourse with him. At length, one
norning, finding myself sufliciently re
iovered to sit up, I insisted on know
rF the result of the accident.
''You were discovered," she said,
sitting on a ledge of rock, amidst the
)ranches of a shattered tree, clinging
,o the roof of your broken coach with
>ne hand, and the insensible form of a
ady with the other.'
"'And the lady !' I gasped, scanning
ho girl's face with an earnestness
,hat made her draw back and blush.
" 'She was saved, sir, by the means
hat saved you-a friendly tree.'
"'And her father and brother ?' I
"'We found both crushed to death
6t the bottom of the precipice and we
mried then in one grave by the clover
>atch down in our meadow.'
"'Poor Louise ! poor orphan ! God
>lty you !' I muttered, in broken tones,
itterly unconscious that I had a
"God Lpity her, indeed, sir," she
aid, with a gush of heartfelt sympa
hy. 'Would you like to see he- ?' she
" I found her bathed in tears for her
indred, and she received ie with
orrowful sweetnessof manner. I need
iot detain you by describing the offorts
made to soothe her grict, but briefly
Lquiint you that at the last I succeed
d, and 12 months after the dreadful
>ccurrence which I have related, we
tood at the altar as man and wife.
3he still lives to bless me with her
milos, but on the anniversary of that
ierrible night she secludes herself in
er room, and devotes the hours of
larkness lo solitary prayer.
" As for me," added the traveler,
ivhile a faint blush tired his noble
brow, "as for me, that accident has
educed me to the condition of a physi
al coward at the sight of a mountain
"But the driver," asked the lady
passenger, who had listened to the
story with much attention, " what be
came of the driver, and did you ever
learn the reason of his deserting his
" His body was found on the road,
within a few steps of the place where
the coach wont over, lHe had been
struck (load by tile same flash of light.
ning that blin~led the restive horses.'
And thus ended the thrilling and
remarkable story of life.
THREE TAKES OF ROMANCE,
The D~uke's Vendetta; a Stor~y of
Venice and Houston.
Over the scene hangs a deep star
It is midnight In Venice.
On the balcony of a magnificent
ducal palace on the waters of thc
Adriatic sits the Countess Giuccioli.
By her side is Pete Skidmoro, the
talented young American palalter.
The brilliant but soft light of an Italian
moon floods the marble stop)s of the
palace and the crystal sea wvhere
shadowy gondolas wind in and out like
the mazy figures in some half-remem
" Do you love me ?" acks the coun
tess in low, over-ripe tones.
"Easy," says Pete, kissing her jewel
As he speaks a black gondola giidea
pabt, and something is thrown and
falls at, the feet of the countess.
" Copo di Baccho !" she exclaims.
" It is a vendetta !"
The gondola glides past again, and
some1 oneO in it hisses some words ir
Italian through his clenched teeth.
" That must be a steamboat," says
Pete, " and the escape valve is out of
".1t Is the D~uke Rivoli," says the
cou ntess. " He loves ine to distrac
tion. You must fly."
" Why ?"
" He has declarecd a vendetta."
" What's that '9 Anything like a
div idend ?"
i Do n->t je:mt. Fly, oh, fly, ore it is
too late. One kise, and then fare
As Pete Skidmore kisses the coun
tess another prolonged hissing sound
comes fr-om the gondola. Pete looks
up at the summit of Mount Vesuvius
in the distanco.
" Sounds like we were going to have
another eruption," he mutters to him
Poete then puts on his shoes and
goes back to the palace where he
It was twenty minutes to 6 o'clock in
Pete Skidmore has finished his art
studies in Venice and has returned
to Houston. Hie has arisen early, and,
to oblige an old friend, is painting a
bai-n a dar'k-r-ed color for s-i, one-half
in ad vance.
He often sighs when he thinks of
Venice and the dark, languishing eyes
of the Countess Giuccioli, and through
his head runs the refr-ain of a song she
ured to sing.
" Barcip a bettal muppa ganon mne."
Suddenly the ladder is jerked fr-om
undler him, and he falls into a bucket
He colors quickly and iles to his
The Duke dl Rivoli stands before
" Zis cs zo vendetta to ze death I"
hisses the duke between his clenched
teeth. "I havecomno to keel you."
" What for ?" asks Pete.
" R-r--r-r-revengo ! " says the duke.
" lor w hat ?' asks Pete.
"I married z acounltOSs !"
Moonlight on tle Adriatic.
" The Dunhess fivoli. nee Giudahit
waits upon the balcony. A gondola
glides to the steps and the Duke di
lIuvoli springs out.
The duchess hastens to meet him.
"Did you kill him?" she whispers.
I did not."
"What I Did you fail in your mis
sion ? It is possible that a Rivoli
could declare a vendetta and then let
it go to protest ?"
" Peace, Fiammetta," says the duke.
"I do not deserve your reproaohes."
"What did you do to him?"
"I loft him running a weekly news
paper in Toxas."
The duchess sinks down, coveri her
race with her hands and shudders
" Oh. Luigi I" she sobs. " Revenge
Is all right, but was thero any need to
be so inhuman ? You should have
killed him."-Houston Post.
SLAVES AND SLAVERY.
Facts anad Flu-res From the His
tory of the Traffle.
It is estimated by competent author
ities that for every slave brought from
Africa to America ton Africans were
killed in their native country during
the capture. The same authorities
assert that of the number started from
the Dark Continent for the now world
oae-lifth died during the voyage and
one-third before they became hardened
to slave labor. The fit-st English ship
regularly ongaged in the slave trade
was commanded by Sir John Hawkins
and was named the Jesus. Qaeen
Elizabeth commissioned the comman
der, and gave him as a crest a fettered
During the last century the British
Parliament passed laws rogulatiug the
slave trade. Their provisions were
intended to regulate the attention
given 6o slaves on board ship and to
insure a plentiful supply of food and
water. In 1780slavc-y was abolished in
Pennsylvan ia by grad ual umancipation;
in New Hampshiro in 178-1, and In tho
samo year this example was followed
by Connecticut and Rnodo Island ; emn
anoipation caine in Vermont in 1799,
and in the samne year i Ne w York; in
New Jersey the slaves were compelled
to wait uatil 1804.
In 1816 the National Colonization
Society was formed, comprising an
members many men of prominence in
both the Northern and Southern States.
f ts object was to assist the emigration
of free negroes from this country to
Africa. The only substantial result of
the movement thus inaugurated was
the establishment of Liberia. In 1787
a society was organized in Pennsyl
vania toamellorate the condition of
the slaves in this country. Benjaiin
Franklin was its first president. A
little later a New York society for the
same object was formed. John Jay
was its first pi-esident, Hancock its
second. Similar societics were soon
formed in several other States. In
1783 the Supreme Court of Massacbu
setts declared that the clause in the
constitution " all men are created
free and equal," was a bar to the ex
istonec of slavery in that Common
In 1870 serf liberation came in Rou
mania. The Boyars, or country land
lords, were allowed the option of giv
ing half their farms to their former
serf or selling the whole at 26 shillings
p~er acr-c. The word slave or- slaves
occur-s only twice in the Bible, once in
Jer-emiah 2: -14 ; the other time in
Revelation 18: 13. 'rho word bond
man, servant eor their equivalents, Is
of ver-y fr-equent occurr-ence. In Sparta
young lads were tr-ained to beat and
even mim-dder slaves fur amusement, or
as a practico in arms. During one
night no less than 3,000 unfortunates
were thur massacred in the streets of
One result of Russian slavery is the
fact that nearly all Russian estates
at-c mortgaged to the government
until 1912 as security for the advances
made by the czar at the time of the
manumissisn of the surfs. After the
.Jewish war- and the capture and de
struction of Jerusalem by Titus se
many Hebrews were sold into captivity
that the price of slaves'in the East,
Asia Minor and Greece, wvent down to
about fifteen shillings. The slave
trade in A frica has desolated a tract
of countr-y extending fifteen degrees
on each side of the equator and clear
aetross the continent, having an area
of 4,000,000 squar-c miles, or a fourth
larger than the United States. Russian
emancipation of the serfs took place in
18611. A t that time 22,000,000 serfs who
had been the property of 103,000 noble
men werec given their freedom. The
cost of the emancipation to the gov
went was ?65,000,000. The prosperity
of the newly manumitted setrfs in Rus
sia is shown by the fact that in 1879
the former slaves owned 186,000,000
actres of latnd. In 1815 the Congress of
Allies, which assembled at Vienna to
readjust the aff'air-s of Eumrope, p~assed
a sttrong resolution against the slave
It is computed that 10,000,000 In
dian slaves 'perished from Spanish
brutaity dut-ing the -century and a
half that followed the discoviry of
Amnerica. D~uring the "' hundr-ed days"
Napole:on, in the tmidst of his prepatra
tions for war with all the reCst of NE
roe issued an edict abolishing the
In the D)utch West Indies the slaves
wcro etmancipated in 1863. It isstatedl
that, 46,000) wor-c freed, their ow net-s be
ing compe~tnsted at the rate of ?32 for
each slave. D~uring' the sixteenth,
seventeenth and 'oighteonth centut-ies
no less than 3,000,000 slaves wet-e car
riled by English, Frmench and Dutch
ships froem Africa to Amet-ica.
In the Ronmn slave mat-ts, slaves
from beyond the sea, that is, ft-em
Afr-ica, had theit- feet chalked and
their eyes bet-ed to indicate the place
whence they caime. The King of Da
htomey and othet- African monat-chs
estimatoe thoit own dignity by the
number of skulls of beheaded slaves
thety are able to show about, theit
houses. 'Tho Spanish adventurers who
conquemred Mexico, Cettral America
and Peru, took back with them to Spain
great numbet-s of indian slaves to -sn
hmance their dignity. In Rome the
slaves of a man of rank gave thmem
831lvos airs on account of the position
of theirm mastet-, and their pmrecedence
was admitted by the slaves of humubia
men. Trhe utnder-takem-s of Rome kept
fetmale slaves to act as professonal
tmuurne mis. One who coul.' really sted
tears anU i iuate gric' with sucjess
brought .as much as $700.
Slavery was abolished in Breall in
1889, when there 'tre freed 800,000
males and 700,000 'emales, the ownom-s
being comp'ensated at the rate of ?30
to ?100 for- oail' slave. The beginning
of A frican ala iory in this country was
in 1619, when twenty negroes were
br-ought from Aftrica to Vit-ginia by a
lDutch ship and sold to the colonIsts as
slaves. T1ne stor-y of Pocllio thrtoing
dislobeCdioni, slaves ito his fish pondsl
to fattont his (carpl is told wilth such
particularity by several historians
that it is impossible not to baileve in
The Missoitt- Compromise ocoupied
the attention of legislators at various
times from 1817 to 1182.1. As late
us 1800, 4,000 -African slaves were an
nually transported from the Dark
Ontinent to Cuba. The repeal of the
Missouri Compromise by the enact
mont of the Kansals and Nebraska
bill. was in 1854. The number of slaves
orOncipated in the United States by
Lincoln's proclamation in 1863 was
3 980,000. A do6tor brought in the
slave markets of Rome from $200 to
$600 according to his -reputation for
skill. During the sixty years ending
v Itb 1847 1,02.000 slaves were tran
spurted from Africa to the Americas.
It Is estimated that not less than
180.000,000 African slaves have perish
od to glut the avarice of slave traders.
In 1840 all serf in the Austro-Hungar
ian district were liberated, their own
era being paid in government scrip.
In the Roman slave markets slaves
were always sold.naked, and those that
were not warranted sound wore a cap.
After a Roman victory slaves were
often sold on or near the battlefield
in great numbers foP a few cents each.
Roman slaves were often educated
men. The doctors, musicians, actors
and men of other callings were often
The Emperor of China is said to have
have 230,000 slaves. Wealthy Romans
often owned as many as 10,000 slaves.
During the Saxon and Norman times
in England children were publicly sold
in the streets of Euglish towns for
slavos. By the laws-of the Twelve
Tables debtors might beO selzed by
their creditors and held as slaves
until the debt was discharged. British
emancipation in the West Indies took
place in 183-1. It is estimated that
780,000 slaves were freod in that year.
Slavery was abolished in Cuba in
The Dances were the first to abolish
slavery in their West Indian posses
sions. In 1817 the United States agreed
with Spain to abolish the tradoin
African slaves. The John Brown raid
spread the wildest excitement through
the country in 1859. The serfs of the
M.ddle Ages wore bought and sold
wil the estates, like the cattle. In
1781 serfdom was abolished in the Ger
man Empire by Joseph Ii., then em
peror. In 1867 the Spanish govern
ment doeclared slave trading on the
high seas to be piracy.
Save in the Ottoman Empire, Persia.
Arabia, Siam. China, and the Interior
of Africati cunW iul, zaury is now
extinct. In the Southern States o,
this country from 1833 to 1847 it is
stated that 18,600 slaves were manu
mitted by their masters. Every weal
thy Greek and Roman had slaves who
did his copying.-St. Louis Globe
"'o be Awarded to Those From This
Superintendent of Education May
field received the following from Mr.
W. H. ieyne, who is president of the
University of Nashville, Tenn.:
Dear Sir : The following scholar
ships will expire at the close of this
Ella May Brown, Anderson ; Annie
U. Dean, Dean; J. D. Dunovant, Mine
Crock; J. W. H. Dyches, Blackville;
Jennie B. Guiguard, Columbia; A. F.
Harmon, Lexington; Rebecca J. Len
nard, Reidville; Melita E. Lucas, So
cicty 11111; Marion R. McMillan,
Charleston ; Mary Lou Major, Green
wood ; Frank A. Miller, Hartsville ; RI.
L. Neves, Tygerville.
For nine of these vacancies I hereby
nominate the following non-scholar
ship ~students, in accordance with
A rtiel 3, paragraph 2 of the " Circu
lar of Information," a copy of which is
Lottie P'. Crosby, Anderson ; R. F.
Fleming, Greenwood ; Janie C. Gray,
Williamston ; Meriton H. .Johinson,
Con way ; Luttie C. Jones, Lau rens ;
L. M. Lauso~n, Oats; C. C. Lowis, John
ston ; Louisa E. Mcintosh, Dovesville ;
E. Lilla K(ibier, Newberry.
After these appointments are made,
there will remain three vacancies to
be filled by competitive examinations
as per Article 4, paragrap)h 1 of the
The students will consider It a kind
ness if you will notify them as early as
possible of their appointment.
It will be seen that an examination
for three competitive scholarships will
be held. Mr. Mayfleld said that the
examinations will be held in his office
on July 2i-22.
The qlualifications for becoming a
competitor for a scholarship are as
follows: The applicant must not be
less than seventeen years of age, nor
more than thirty, of irreproachable
moral character, in good health; with
no physical defects, eccentricities, or
habits which would interfere with suc
cess in teaching ; and must make a
pledge of intent to teach for at least
two years after graduation.
The use of tobacco in any form is a
disquali fication for a scholarship.
The rmin imumi literary qualifications
required of all students matriculating
for a degree are as follows :
English gramnmar, English composi
tion, United States Hisatory, geography,
complete ; mathemnatics, .l. arithmetic,
..omnpleto; 2. lItementary Algebra, com
plete; 3. geomnetr-y, two books (Went
worth), Latin, beginner's batin books:
Colar's Gato to Cosar.
When schiolar-ship students reach
college they wvill not be re-examined
Those who desire to compete forj
scholarships wouldi do well to com
municate w ith Superintendent May liold
BlWYOND Dlurr', -Among the
many good things told some years ago
of Colonel Utley, well known ats a Wis
consin editor and also as the hero of
more than onle milli1 tary story, is a lit
tle incident which lllustraLtes his abil
ity to make a good natured joke.
D~uring the wvar, while Colonel Utley
was in command dof a Wisconsin regi
ment stationed in Kentucky, he attain
ed some notoriety b~y allowing his men
to) harbor and protect a poor negro,
boy who had ceced from hiJe master.
The boy tme north, and the master
broughit suit for his value against
QO day the colonel went, from his
home to Milwaukee, and while there
he mnesa friend who asked him how
his case was progressing.
"'Very well," rep~lied the colonel. '.I
think I shall win it, although I have
the smartest lawyer at the Milwaukee
b~ar against me."
"Why he isn't our smartest lawyer
by any ilans," saId the friend, with
"Oh, certainly he is," responded the
colonel, with conviction.
"Hlow do you know?" persisted his
"Know! Why man alive, he atc
know ledged It htiimsel f!"
----A writer in theo Londlon Speaker
declares that the greatest aid to diges
tion Is conversation at meals, end that
lanah tei amosnt a cnu.e fr.,sp.--a
FREE COINAGE COUNT AT CHICAGO.
SILVER STILL L3ADS THE RXCE.
The Trend or Opinion Is Towards a
Free Silver Platform in Chicago
anti Candid(lates to Match.
The New York Journal hus received
from the Democratic leaders in nearly
every State in the Union opinions as
to the probable strength of silver or
gold In their delegations to the nation
al Democratic convention at Chica o.
Many of them also discuss the proba
bility of the adoption of a unit rule by
their delegations. This canvass seems
to show that the West and South will
be largely for silver, while the East
and the middle States will declaro for
gold, or at any rate against free silver.
.ihese opinions from their character
clearly indicate that a crisis in flnan
cial matters will be reaclhed when the
Democratic convention assembles and
that the silver men will very likely
control the convention.
The deductions from all these re
ports can be sen by a glance at the
Southern States--West Virginia,
Virginia, North Carolina, South Care
iina, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas,
Western States-Illinois, Missouri,
Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Mon
tana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon,
Utah, Arizona, California, Oklahoma
New England Statos-Maino (,livid
ed), Now Hampshire, Massachusetts,
Middle States-New York, Pennsyl
vania, New Jersey, Dl3aware, Mary
Western States-Wisconsin, Iowa,
Doubtful States--idliana (divided,)
Ohio, Alabama, Florida.
The situation in Indiana is thus sized
up by one of the fairest-minded and
brainiest men in the Hoosier State, thc
-Ion. John W. Korn, of Indianapolis:
"INDIANAPOLIS, April 17, 1896.
"'In lmy opiniou fully one-half, if not
a greater number, of the Indiana dele
gates to the Democratic National Con
vention will be for free silver. The
only two districts that I regard as cer
tain to send sound noney men are the
seventh and twelfth. -This is due to
.he fact that the silver men have been
aggressivc, while the sound money
.non have been temporizing and ver3y
:onservative. It is possible that the
lelegation may be equally divided.
There is no unit rule in Indiana, and
our position is that every delegate
abould be allowed to vote as he pleases,
both in the adoption of a platform and
in the nomination of candidates.
"JollN W. KERN."
As to the Kentucky delegation the
following telhs its own story :
Louisvi LLe, Ky', April 16, 1896.
'In mly Oi)llion, the delegation from
Kentucky to the National Democratic
Convention will be composed of "
sound money men and 6 free silver
men. The sound money men will, of
course, be for Carlisle for President.
A. J. CA.I OLn.
The information from Illinois, from
all sources, agrees that a silver dele
gation will represent that Stato at the
Fr om Tennessee comes the following
from J. Douglass Anderson, secretary
of thae State Democratic executive corn
" Abo~ut-45 out of the 9(1 counties have
selected delegates to thec national cona
vention. All of these counties have
instructed for tree silver except three.
which are uninstructed for local rea
sons, but they will vote for~ silver.
Not a county in the State will instruct
against silve3r. Each congressional
district recommends to the State con
ve3ntion two men as delegates to Chi
cago, aind the convention passes on
these recommendations and elects four
maoro froem the State at large. All the
delegates will get their instructions
from thae State convention, and the
delegation will vote as a unit. There
will be no gold men in the convention,
except by courtesy, and they will make
no effors ta go contrary to their in
From the replies of a half dozen
well-informed gentlemen in Georgia,
all of whom agree in the main, but
seem at sea with reference to the
adoption of the unit rule, the version of
Hon. A. G. McCurry is here given. He
will be one of the most promising
leaders of the new senate and is an
active candidate for president of the
body. He says :
" In my opinion the State conven tion
will certainly adept the unit rule.
One district of the li in Georgia will
elect gold standard delegates, makineg
the delegatIon stand 24 to 2, but the
State will vote as a unit, and that
means Georgia's 26i votes will be cast
in favor of the restoration of silver to
itsi place as primary monecy."
F'ranklin P. Owen, chairman of the
Rhlode Island State commaittee, reports
that that State will se3nd a " sound "
money (dologation to thbe Chicago cou
vention. lFrom Massachusetts the in
formation is that the delegation froem
that Stato will favor the same. Thea~
same seems true as to the New Hamp
shairo delegation, while from Maine
wvill go a mplit delegation, thao delegates
at large, however, favoring "' soumi
money, it, is thaought. Th're New York
delegates wvill he a unit for thbe goid
standard. The same will ver'y likely
be the case as to the Pennsyl vanla and
Maryland declegations.'. Southa Caro
lna will send a solid silver delegation.
Governor i'lvans, among others, re
sponds to the Journal's request for in
formation, and says:
" Our State Is a unit already on thec
money question. There Is no posible
chanac. of a delegate geing from S .uth
Carolina who is not uanal terably and
uanequivocally In favor of thae free
coinage of silver at iU to 1. They wil'
supplort no candidate or lahtforma not
ndorsing this 'posi Lion. No i nstrue
ltions will be given and none but true
moe having thme confidence of thec peo
ple will he elected as delegatos in
As to thae North Carolina dolegation
those telographed seem to agree that
at Chicago that Stato will also be r'e
presenteod by gentlemen favorng free
aoinage at I16 to I. Possibly two thirdh
rof thi' Virgainia delegation wudi fiv*,r
Minnesota, it is reported, will enda~ a
"' sound " money dolegation, Kansas
will sund a sp~lit delegation.
As to the Now .Jersey delegation, It
will be for a single money at mndard.
The same is reported as to the Wison
Connecticut, it is claimed, will send
a sound money delcegation. Flor'ida
!aeoms in doubt. Wyoming will send a
divided dlegation, some authorities
think, though the maoirity incline to
the belief that thbe delegation fromn thaat
State will favor free silver.
Ohio, It Is claimed, wvill send a
" sound " money deleg-ation to Ch icago.
though tbere are grounds for doubting
The unit rule, it Is generally hold by
those whq put themselves on reeord.
will prevail at the Denwocratio national
MILrjONS IN IT.
Strong Company to Develop 1the Cal.
houn Falls Power.
Application has been made to the
Secretary of State for a commission
for Patrick Calhoun, Alex. C. King
and Vm. P. Calhoun of Atlanta and
Granville Beal of Abbeville to servo as
corporators of the Calhoun Falls Coul
pany. Under the new law, the fees for
the commission amount to $211, which
is turned into the State Treasury.
The Ualhoun Falls on the Savannah
River are known far and wide. There
thousands of horse power has annually
been wasted, but the proposed coin
pany intends to utilize th is tremendous
voluIne of natural energy. It asks for
authority to build plants to develop
this water power and transmit it by
electricity to its own proporty, the
property being described as 12,000
acres of land in Abbtaville County, S.
C., and 4,000 acres in Elbert County,
Ga., the Savannah River dividing the
tracts; to build and' operate factories
and to sell their products ; to lay out
towns ; to dig canals and waterways;
to build electric plants and transmit
electric light and power ; and to build
connecting lines of railway. The coin
pany is to h) capitalized at $2,050,000.
in 20,-,00 shares of the par value of
$100 each. At least $1,050,000 is to be
common stock, while the cornpany asks
to be authorized to issue another mil
lion dollars of j)referred stock.
The sito selected by the Calhoun
Falls Company is an excellent one for
such an undertaking. The Seaboard
Air Line and the Port Royal and
Western Carolina railroad will aitord
fine railroad facilities for the complany.
Recently fourteen thousand acres in
Calhoun Falls was purchased by Mr.
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I Dellvecreel In o vur railroadi doeot, all a
y freig t. carr 1 'pai. itted this diescrip
b llion ca,. 'liibv. Thiis spl0led Cooking
.Stove; is No.. ,i; b.14* i-r 14 Inch piot holes
10.x ISli ine l- ea ;. inc md ire box, 21 iniches
y high ;li ', inen ,op; nico' san.,oth casting.
SI hiavoe ~l . h . .ave m,,nle for ny trade
y after us., owe cil-a. otaiinleg all theo good
e osao ll m ibim j'rie"-d aieves, and
;.eleaef u, he .. -elt I,)n.io features.
p 1I 'omin all do, r IIh.- lestNo. 8 eCooking
Rio y'e ,,uade, Iis I 4' I o . FaitI ed with2
fbOrn, 2 pu (iov. nW, 4k silleta, 2 griddles,3
y a in an.,,.1 j-. ii 'lfoi-, I eiibow, I col
p a,1i eI wir .r I . 2 c's kj pIolIS, 1 iron
f ten kettle, I.-<bovil. We warnt, to miakoe eus.
y tormern and II ti. :4 In every part of theo
SSouth, for the pi i.u ri., of lnt roeleucing our
b butsiness to new u.ni 4-. and to renow our
pacquainitanle ir h .1 - n...des.
SWe will ship ulhi, hauln t ooking Stove
pand the abovie dtui 21 b-~ .'' u are to any depo
y hntecash.. ,n5 I Ii ht eler. This Sq
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H 1i GIVeti Six Days Tilo Iit ' aivo
Cuba or Elso be Fi'ultherl'ain I ivh.
IIAVANA, April 22.-Rev. Albrt,
Dia, the American ]1apist mis
sionary, and his brother, Aired. who
woro arrosted last week hau 1)b_1
set at liberty, but, havo been oril'
to leave the country bo-o the A.xph'd
tion of six days from the time of O I.h.
MCes. '0,1Leary and I)arby, repre
Buttative-s respectively'f TiW >.a
delplila ililietin anL Ih'.rper' \\1...x i.,
who wore arreeted a M . I' '
been releasecd on h h* - ':h w
furnished by the Amelwai viu( cot.
Latte Iast. night this mesagj -V& wa.(re
coived by Dr. Ticnor : I
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nor, AIdanta, Ga.---l) not, (*to, ,a'
I need protection quik m v
Dr. Tichenor .It once w ired ! e co1.
tents of the mCssage to -eRemey
Olney, Congressmlan iImtek a0..i N;r.
Hoko Smith, at Washingt omi.
Dr. Tichenor has received hLouma.ml
of symiathetic lottel-s from a1 over
the States, bo I1a1 ny. iii 1 au t., L,;, i -. , a;s
been impossible to Imauke even a (IIr-al
acknowledgement. of them al: by 1ma1
They are all read with grctt , fic
ti0n, however, aUil arc~ plaecu i n 0.
Condousod Soliedule in EfITeo
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