The Easley Mssnr.
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VOL. 1.] EASLEY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1884. [NO. 16
A LITTLE MISTAKE.
%he felt he'd claimed her as his own,
For woman's wit lis quick to see
Tl'he growth of seeds by Cupid sown
Just after ten.
She blushes red wien slow she hears
The low-toned words he just has said,
And trembling on the verge of tears.
She blush-s red.
And startled at the look she bears,
For, ere lie finished, her soft head
Droops and to his shoulder nears.
ie hastes to say 'midst hosts of fears,
,1 love-I love that. gitigerbiread
Your dainty little han,3d prepares !"
She blusies red.
ONE HUNDRED LIVES LOST.
The Terrible Shipwreck of A Savan.
WASIrxNGTON, 10.30 P. M.-A ru
mor has just reached here that a Bos.
toln and Savannah steamer has met
wit I a disaster, involving great loss of
BOSTON, Janary 18.-The vessel re
ported lost off Gay lead, Martha's
Viiieyard, proves to be the steamer
"City of Columbus,"' G(pt. Wright, of
I le Savannah line, which left Boston
f'or Salvallah yestelrday afteinoon at 3
o'clock. F. V. Nickerson & Son,
1 geIts of the line have received the
following dispatch : "New Bedford,
Mass., January 18.-F. W. Nickerson &
Son : The steamer "City of Columbus"
is ashore on Devil's Bridge, Gay Head,
and Is fast breaking up. About one
hundred lives were lost. Will leave
on early train in mnorninf. Saved by
revenue cutter "Dexter." Signed. S.
E. Wright, Master."
NEW BEDFORD, MASS.., January
1.--Thnefollowing is Capt. Wrighlt's
statement regarding tile loss of th
Steamer "City of Columbus :
The "City of Columbus" left Boston
at 3 P. M. on Thursday, carrying 80
passengers and a crew of forty ive.
At 3.45 A. M., ont Friday. Gay Ihead
light bearing South half east, the ves
sel str'uels on the outside of Devil's
Bridge buoy. Tlhe wind was blowing
a gale wvest by north. Thle vessel im
mediately filled andl keeled over the
water' breaking in andl flooding the port
side of the saloon. All of the paIssen
gers excepting a few womenI and
children camne on dleck, unearly all wear
ing life preservers. All of the boats
were cleared away, but were immedi
ately swamped. Th'e majority of t he'
passengers were washed overb~oard.
seven passengers left tihe vessel on a
raft and about forty more took to the
rigging. At 10:30 A. M., a Gay IHead
lifeboat put off and took-sev'en persons.
Anothe life-bat nut off between 12
and 1 o'clock. 'The revenuo cutter
Dexter came along at about 12:30 o'
clock and sent oft' two boats. T wenty
one persons, one of whom was dead,
were placed on board the Dexter, and
after all the persons were taken from
the vessel the Dexter proceeded to New
Bedford. Three persons died after go
ing on board the Dexter,
Four dead bodies were brought to
this city on the Dexter. They are all
men. One is not identified. Two are
identitled as Helon Brooks of North
horo, Mass,, and Fred Chandler of
Ilyde Park, Mass, The other is a nman
slposed froma card found in his
pocket to he one of the inrm of C. R ich
ardson & Co. of the Clinton Market,
One of the paseigers lost vas A. J.
Morton, lately connected with the Bas
ton Globe, w-> was going South for
his healt hi.
The City of Columbus ldl(] eighty
lirst-class aII twenty-two steerage
passengers, about oue-t hird of whomn
were ladies and children, and a crew
of forty five. 'The total number of per
sons saved is 23. 5 dead bodies have
been recovered, and 1 9 sois are thu
uniaccouited for. 17 of the saved 1n1d
4 of the dead were broight here, and
6 su1p)osed to be living and one dead,
are at Gay lBead.
The following isa full list of those
lost; Win Wright and wife of Boston
E S Rand and wifelawyer of Roxbury;
T M Hale, ptoduce dealer, of Boston;
Levi Lawrence residence unknown; G
H1 Kellogg residence unknown; Dr 11
C Bartlett and wife residence
unknown; Mrs S Keane residence in
known; Mrs D Rt Small, of Southamp
ton, Mass; Miss Beach, unknown;
Mrs Giban, residetice unknown; Oscar
Jasigi, Turkish consul-general, of Bos.
toi; A J Morton, of the Boston Globe;
Helon Brooks, Ioro, Mass; Mr
and Mrs 0 A Rand I son, of Boston.
Mrs Henry Slade, -, Chelsea Mass; R
B Belyea, wife and t wo children rei
dence unknown; Mrs J Atchinson,
residence unknown; Mrs L Davis, res
idence unknown; Mrs H J Kellogg,
residence unknown ;C Richirdson and
wife, residence unknown;. S Van,
residlence unknown; Henry L~ Bachel
dor and wife, of Dorchestor; C~ F
James. residence unknown, James A
Merrill, of Boston; Henry L Daniels
and wife, residenice unknowvn;
The follow in g are the names of
those taken ashore at Gay Head, one
of themi is known to be dead, but it is
not known which one: Henry Collins,
third engineer; Wmn Spalding, p~urser;
MachLel K~enedy, waiter; Edward 0'
Brien, waiter; John H~ol mes, pliman.
One passenger, namre unknown.
Tihie following are among those on
the raft whose fate Is unknown: ;A
Morrison, cheif engineer; E d wvin Fuller
first mate- Augustus Har'lin. 5Cc0nn(l
mate; Wm Murray, assistant engineer;
Win Fitzpatrick, pantry-man; Rich
ard Sullivan, of Prince Edward's Is
Brewster Cameron after Deputy Col.
lectors and Marshals.
THE, cowissioner of internal reve
is said to be very indignant over the
report of Mr. Brewster Cameron, of
the Department of Justice, reflect
ing on deputy collectors of inteinal
revenue as parties to improper arrests
in the Southern States for dha purpose
of piling up fees. The commissioner
declares that internal revenue oflicials
:ave no iIntere&sts in common with the
marshals, anl(d are paid salaries instead
of fees. But Mr. Cameron asserts that
throughopt the States where illiet still
ing is practiced it is usual in many inl
stauces for th.. depuIty collectors to be
also deputy marshals, and when this
is not th! fact the depilty collectors
works in colltuion with the marsh:ds in
making eases. They d raw. witness fees
and mileage when they do not act di
rectly as deputy nmarshals' Another
party to schemes foi making fees is the
U. S. Covnisinler, whO 1asthe pow
er of exacting such liberal fees as to
make every cIse before him pay from
$ 10 to $12. By the means and devices
resorted to by j he officials every arrest
for infraction of the internal revenue
laws cost the goverlnment sums rang
ing from twenty to fifty dollars before
it gets to the courts. In North Caro
lina, and South Carolina, Georgia, and
TLennessee,the cases ieard by the con
iissioner, but weich never come to
trial in court, aresaid to be in the I)ro
port.ton of ten to one at least, and in
some districts are forty to one. In one
dlistrict it was shown th it a company
of forty illicit distillers and dealers in
illicit wilskey were piursuaded to ap
pear before a United States Commis
sioner, plead guilty and give bonds to
appear at court. They failed to appaer;
the bonds which were worthless, were
declared forfeited, and beinch-warrants
were issued; these were served and the
parties brought again before tihe same
comminissione r; were again bon ded to
appea atcourt, and( again failed. This
was repeated three timaes; each time
the commissioner, marshal, and wit
nesses received1 their fees. Tihey were
finally brought into court, plead guilty,
were recommended to mercy, and sen
tence was suspended. Not one was
Mill waukee reports a rare ihistance
of fraternal affectiorn. A young man
there got his brother' under the infiu
enice of drugs and then eloped with
his wife. Such tender solicitude is
seldom evinced in this sehlih world.
Tlhe preachers who write and com
mit their sermons are the ones who
lpractice what they preach.
A CHAPTER ON FLams.--You can
sometimes catch a baseball on a fly..
The most Irritating fly Is the Spanish
The Latin name for a certain kind
of fly is tempue fugit.
Flies are always on hand early li'
You have all seen a kite fly.
Some flies are always In jail.
Longfellow speaks of a fly as a bird,
when he says: 'Fly proud bird of free
You can draw a fly with a drop of
molasses better than with a crayon.
We have often seen flies handcteifed.
Flies make a point where business is
At the boarding-house table did you
ever see the first new butter-fly of the
Some people employ the )lin1( to
keep flies from the room.
The spider Is the only creature which
invites the fly to his parlor.
A conjugal quarrel is a promoter of
Stage files are painted. time flies whol
iy unadorned by art.
A W. conservative In his reading&
he always sticks to his owii paper.
Butchers and grocers exhibit flies oin
You can draw a fly in the milk of
When you 'darn a fly' you do nol
need a necedle and worsted.
Although flies don't stay long II oneI
place, they always carry a trunk.
There are musical flies. People often
speak of that base fly.
When you see a kite fly, it is not
cruel to stick a. pin in it.---Luthr G.
A Goosts IS A DOMETic ANIMAL.
---ORANGEBUR, January 18. -In th
Court of General Sessions the most of
the day was occupied in hearing cases
on appeal from the, courts of trial jus
tices. One of t b.se cases was brought
under the Stock law, and involved the
question whther or not a goose is a
domestic animal. '1The p~roof was that
ihe damiage haid been (lone to a crop
of peas by a flock of dlomestic geese.
Counsel for the defence claimed that a
goose W.as not a dlomestic animal as
contemnplated by the Act. Solicitor
Jrervey, who arr'ivedl here this mnorningw
and resmed1 th~ duities of his oflice,
contended that the goose is a domestic
Judge Ke rshaw, after hearing argi m
ment, decided with the solieitor. The'
goose is now made by Circuit Court
law a domestic animal,, and is subject
to the provisions of t he Stock law. Thei
great question which agitated thec
country somc years ago as to whethe'
the Australian duckbill platyb)us was a
bird or an animal may now he set ali
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