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MYSTERY OF MYSTERIES.
Spooks and1 Hobgoblins to the Rear -
Manifestations that Produce Con
sternation and Terror in a Polk
[Fromli thie Cedar' Town (Ga.) Adv'cr.]
InI a recent issue of the '"Adverti(s'r"
we gave ,I accollnt. of a visit to I h
hoeic of W. E. ll1orst, inl this c(ouity,
for th'- pirlpose of wiessing examples
of the rleputed extiaordiniary amd ill
xp)lic'ale powers pssessel by hi
(lauighiter, Miss L1ula. We told what
Our cye's h0 witnlesse'd-how that b%
the touch of l. hands a chair or other
object became violently rest less:uiul ti
governable. We h'a1ve reports now of
mysterious manife-,tatins aboit il
Iilurst household beside whicl t h'lee
pireviolsly told Sim-acks of rather dini
nu1tive wolidelr. We woild he slow to
recorI a st atemnelnt of thvese mys t erous
(ceniei's if we were not assured of
their trut hfulness by as rerpect alble and
trustworthy people as (dwel in our
whole section, thi young lad (y herself,
hierin fathie al mot h -ir, hr CuIsi.
Miss Wimiberly, and her iuncle, Clan'
('nee Wo'od, being witniesses. We are
tol that recently whlile Miss Luila was
(en gaged wash inlg dishes she heardnt a
rattle noise anmon g some knives mal
forks on a tab~le at her back. Oni turn
ig round she observed a knife mnoving
restlessly amiong t h' ot hri cutlery.
S'he watched it. and1 s:aw it aseeli fromi
the tabhle, whirl in the ali for a numbiner
oIf times, alnl desenid with a fore to
ie floor, falling and~ lying ini t he con
neri of the room. This not to be0 ac
(oute~td for OCCuirence excited imuich
wondier amonig thme mlemnbers of thle
household, but was only to be followed
by others still nmre mnvst eriotus. Miss
Wi mberly is thle conistant room-mate
of Miss Lula. She missed a garmnent
from amilong her clothiung anid sulpposed
it to be0 stolenI. A uitiinhori of otheri
garmnnents were suibsequitintly isse'd.
I he disappearance of whliich coul not
be reasoniably accounted for. Finially
Miss Wimnberly looked for sonme gan
mnent she had just placed ini a t runkml
amnong some1 otheri clothes and secure
ly shut the lid. It was not to be found.
No hiumnan hanid hiaving been about the
trunk since sile had placed it there, slit
w~as inaturally inuch m~ystified1. Won.
way their visions shotulk be startled and
their reasons taxed, the members of
the hotisehold are taken sevdrely aback
by the discovery by some one of a
missed handkerchief, hanging over a
picture in the room. T his might be ac
coiunited for by attribitting Its appear
auice there to some unlknown human
han( andl the members of the h'mse
hold so believe, and All leaving th
room, securely loek it. Returningy very
,h>t iy, anot h-r missetl gariment is seen
hanging from the cornIices of O hv win
dow. Thiree peisons sit in t h,- room
aid instant.ly- appears before their vis
iol a missing garient hanving over
the hatlboar-d of the bel. Anothei
rniilit not missed, bit instantly re
cognliized, v ppea rs on a picture inl the
room11. A hait kntown to Nomve bween
placedl ill a burevau raw inl onet( rooml
an1d the Irawer 1oCketl, is foiiald in a
(arevless position ill a Closet inl antodher
voom neross the hall. A tap from a
bolt Ciiune fron a rootinll from whichi
there is Ito eltranev from the onie slie
OCen1pietl, aind tappingr Miss Winibewrly
lightly oil the ch1 wk fell to the floor.
Some simall mini1eral specilmenls ,t art
from 1 ialint li. the occpy ill the rooin
andi ( scater violentiv over the loorm.
tart ling. 1 ih Sens.es o)f ftho4e Who Ob
sevrve theml-. -On1 anl evilnIingembraceswv
hi the periof I coveritg these m:mife.-ta
lioils, Mr<. I1-lurst hIad washeI a innh
I 'r :uul left it silt ilig on t le <1 in'in'g
roohm talek. W hLe sit ting inl l:)the r
100111. mlbieIrst'.- of Ihe f;uiniy hem- a
nioise in thle btall, emeir it, anld oev
(11h. t.umbilIler ly ing inl a Corier, :is ii
hurlcled to:-cibly. hy somie handl
Mr. WVool, mne morn11ing" eml-ed Ik
undle, anld 1:hiin the ur-m and
bru1ish on a hak vra:ah, i ceallei the
attention of Ii , felI:ldes of the houlse to
the fact anld r-ode oil'. TI'l-v remewherw]
the facts :an very shortly after, the h
dies, w h'le sit ting roniaill t h -ir', oh
servo tie f(ormer illpiilent 1embotla4,1
0roml all ornianet'lal proje-ctionl over
thIe 11m1111 l. 1I.t (ne evelinno. recelt
ly, after a portion of t he f:iily It il
retired, while Miss I (iirst aie1 h1 -r couis
in were siting abouit t h. tire inl 1th -i1
room11, a hii k(ory~ nt tiew from the&'*
kniew nlot wherei', anid stru'ick thle per
soin of Miss W~iimerl, thiein bouindinl~
struc(.k that of Miss Lula1:. A few muin
uites Iltdr th~e laittr ui 11ttered a p('ir'ctin
scre'(ami t hi it sent a1 thrill of ter'ror over
the (entire4. hiouisehnhtl. ml bi rouight biet
f: rn' excited andi( anuitzed( fromi his
own'i r'(oom to her'i side. She iniforme
himi thiat somei ting~ h)( l pulledl bi
hlir t~ wice ini succession,~ ma h It kniew
what it was 01 h'r intor e xperienice.,
tedl to us, but we will end( no0w wit1
whiat w*e have unmntionied. As- we h'av<y
before statedl, the fmnily of Mr'. Ihurst
ais wvell as the ot h'r neariI rel'ativ'es wvh<
have beeni made my st ilied wvitnesses o
these oc(1icureces, ar'e ~iong t he muos
ti iust. worlthyi it elligenut, h on~ora:bb
:uul1 respectabille of lihe counltry. Thuel
tr'ied for' a tion-' to re(conlile whacdt the'
hado seen with the4 p)owers of s01m<
knownm hiw when' the r'easoni fauiled a
untanigling a singole mlysteryV, tintil a
last t hey ne('eted~C whaut they3 have seti
as facts without e~xphina~ition, als a11
othe1r initeligent per'sons with like4. ex
peienl ces and a11Ufter' like contsider'ation1
liad passed over. 'Tlie )xdy of
Bowers was mangled almost be
yond recognition, and the enginte
which passed over him was be
meared with blood on the front
[)ortion and pieces of flesh were al
io found about the wheels and
brack. An inquest was held and a
verdict rendered in accordance
with the above facts, which exon
irates the railroad authorities from
blane. The deceased was a broth
er to Lee Bowers, the postmaster
at Prosperity' .-Columbia Reg
IHoW IE GoT IN.--The other
night at tle opera house an,11 old ne
aro veit to the door, feeling hi
way aliong with a cane.
Whar's de show man? he asked.
' Here I am, replied the manager
of a Humpty-DI)umpty trou1p(.
Would yer let, a po' ole blin'
man go inter de house ?'
It won't (10 o11 any good to go
in, o1l maln. You can't see anly
thing, and there is no talking il
Wall, lemmle go inl anlyway. I
inlt been ter a 'tai unent in so
long I'se hougry for it.
All right., Old man, g'o up stairs,
and a bov was called to show the
old fellow to a seat.
Durilug the performance thw
manager looked up inito the gal
lery and saw the old negro laugh
ing 'lit to kill himself.' (Toing up
and approaching the ol( follow the
anIgry sho"lwman sai(:
Thoughlt you were blind ?
Sahi? looking up with a puzzlel
1 Say I thought you were linid.
'What made you think dat ?
Because you salid so.
iNoa, salh, I (d int. I axed yer
ef yer'd let a ole bili' man go in
ter' de show an' yer'se'f is de one
what saidl I couldnlt't see.
Well, y'on'll have to get out ot
I saly yonll haive to 'get. out. of
WXho, mue ?
Jes' caseC I ain't blint' ? Wh y;
man, yer' oughiter be glad (dat I ken
see. Ye oughtenter want ntob ody
ter, h)e bl1in'. ~Jes' lemtmne stav an'
I'll shet mIy eyes duin i' (de rest o
de show? Won't (10 it ! H uh,
fas4 t man I ebber01 seed what wanlted
folks tr be bhIn'. Oh, i'll go out
of (dat's wvhat yer's a hintin' at.
Wants me ter' go jes' Case I'se en
.joyinl' mnyse' f. D ar's some mighty
fituny folks in dis hieah worl', no -
how .-Ark ansn w T.1rna l r.
harrassing, not to say harrowing
-The KnIights of the Golden Rule
had the largest attendance for many
months at tleilr meCltng last Monday
night. Past Commander George G.
Wells installed the' otlieers for tle en
suling termil anld a good degree of en
thusism was manifesteid by the mem
bersh'p. Steps were taken lookmin to
the formation of a Grand Olapter for
the State. Thi order is growing rap
ily and is on the high road to success.
It. has weath'lred aLl adverse gales and
is ill hetter condition thani ever before,
h-Greenville Daily News.
THE Pos s'rE.RisHW1 6I1 ii tr , R EE x -
woon. -The people of 'Greenwood
have ju 1t groun( for indignation at
the action of Congressman Macke3
in his effort to oust the present
most excellent postmastr to grive
the oflice to LOUis Wailler, tihe most
Objectionable colored mai that 1
Could have been seec te(l. I Ie is
the same man for whom an ineens
ed crowd Searched one (day at Ab-1
beville durl'ing the caUmpaig of
1876. If he had been founvd that
day the probabilityN is that lie woUhl
not now be a source of troub le to
oi r friends at. (A ree' woOd.
It is said that .ouis Waller has
despaired of getting the llee be
Cause of his inability to give the
neceosary bond, and it is thought
i hat the department at Washin g
ton, whenl inforied of his chiarac
teri, would not trust the ofileial
buisinleciss with one whloe repuita
tion for in1teg(1r ity is better than that
Mackey's effort to make Waller
postiaster for a p'Ople who despise
him, ad the (list inglIishic(d consid
eration wh11ich hIlie shows to the
ISquires anong the colored citizens
hereabl~oult inlSI~ sninmg them pu1blic
documecnt~s from~ which they may
store'( their inds(. wit hi valuiable ini
for'mation, may mneani somneth ing.
Is it p)ossible that anyv Radical is
pull1 ing the wviires thlrou~gh Mackey
Ito ad vance his inater'est in the comn
Kru.IL4EI Ar K1r,Q(ons's IIiiu..
The~ do(wn frmeigrht train on the C'ol
umbia and GI reenville r'ailrioad duc
here at 4.2() a. mi. yesterd(ay rat
over anid killed a white man niamey
)Johnf Iowers, at Kihgor'e's Ilill, *i
umiles South of Newhberry. The fa
tal ac(cident occurr'ied between i
-andl 3 a. mn. but nothing was knowi
of' the ocurr'ence un ttil after th<
tr'ain arr'tivedl in Coltmbia. Th<
I dleceased was initoxicated1 and has
tlaid or fallen on thectrack. II<
leIft; Newberrly with a flask in hih
pocket. WImen the engineer pass
edi Kilgore's Ihill he felt the lomo.
)tive jar a little, butt thought it wa
a onlr a slig-ht oabsructioni whi on ln