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SI14e of W. T. Barrett.
(Condensed from Daily News.]
On Friday last, W. T. Barrett com
mitted suicide in Greenville. He was
an Agent for an Insuktauce company,
and had became a defaulter to his com
pany. A coroner's inquest was held,
and the following testimony elicited:
After viewing the body of the deceas
ed the inquest was adjourned to the
City Hall. The first witness sworn wias
John E. Wilkes. Hlis testimony was
to the effect that about 6 p. n. Mr Bar
rett came to the store of Dr. F. A. Wal
ter and stated to the witness that he
had just gotten out of a buggy with Dr.
Rutledge, and that they had been to
visit a servant girl in the West End who
was very sick, dying of consumption.
ile wanted to know how much forty
powders of morphine of a quarter grain
each would cost and stated it was for
charity. Witness replied that inl case of
charit3 the charge would be 50 cents,
and asked why Dr. Rutledge did not
come hinself. Mr. Barrett replied that
he did not have time, but had sent him
and he was in a hurry as he wanted to
catch the street car as it went to the
depot or he would have to walk over
the river, Witness put up the powders
placed them in an envelope and mark
ed it "Morphine-one powder to be
taken as directed " tie t hen entered
the sale inl the poison book as required
by law. Mr. Barrett took the package
and left, goingr ats witness supposed to
the street ear.
The next witness was F. 11. IHeartt,
Olerk at Sloan Bros.' drug store, who
stated th:ut Mr. Barrett caine to the
stoie about 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
Witness came from dinner and found
(fhe deceased in the stoic. Mr. Sloan
said to witnesas lie came in, ''wait on
Mr. Barrett." Witness asked him what
he wished aid he said inl reply that he
wanted ten grains of morphine. W it
ness asked him what he was going to
do wit hl so ituch morphiine. The reply'V
was that he wanterl It for himself and
was used to taking about .t grain a day.
After a little talk witness declined to
let him have the ten gr,ainS, but as de
ceased said he was sutdiering from head
ache, lie gave him a dose consisting of
a quarter grain. Mr. Barrett put tim
powder in his poect and left t he btore.
Witness thought nothing more of the
matter until on his return from supper
lie stepped into Dr Walter's to consult
with Mr. Wilkes about the affair.
Dr. 11. R. Rutledge was next sworn,
and testified to fliding a two oue
glass upon the washstand and nine
empty powder papers upon01 the floor,
together' with t he envelope that COnl
tained themi. TIhere wvere other papers
ini the water bucket; but the contents
of the nine paper's were sutieient to
cause dleath. Tlhe inry rendered a ver
diet as follows: "'That the saidJ Wm. T1
Barrett caime to his death on the 14th
(lay of March, 1884, from an overdose
of morphine administered to himself.'"
It has been discovered that the de1
eeased was indebtedI to his comnpany to
the amount of about $250, having fail
ed to send in tihe sum due the compa
ny when he made collections.. This de
liciency was pr'obably a chief inentive
to. self-destruction, to wf.n
Telegr'ams were sent tohis wf n
friends on Friday night and dur'lug the
morning. A reply was received from
his wife at Ashville, about noon. She
asked if her husband had left any mecs
sage andl if it would be best for her to
Come on. An answerin~g mnessage was
at once sent telling her that .it would
be useless for hie.m to come here. T1he
message asked for (diree'tions as to tihe
disposition of the remains-whether
they should be interred here or senAt to
Ashylile. This reply was~ received f rom
her: "Bury him hnr Greenville and
save me a lock of his hair."
Hils remains were placed in the City
vault to await orders for' transfer if so
desired b)yh a tielativgs.
---Sbibefaui for THE MRE8EMOIE.
FIRU IN ANDERSON.-A fire broke
out on Sunday afternoon in the three
story brick building known as the Un
iversity Boarding House, The build
Ing was destroyed. It was situated on
Main street. The loss was about $5,000,
on which there was between $2,500 and
$3,000 insurance. The ,building was
occupied by Prof. H1. G. Reed, who
boarded a number of the students.
-Daily News.
---rhe season for shooting-hirds clos
ed on Saturday. Put til) your bird
shot, sportsmen.-Daily News.
Easley Academy.
First Session for 1884,
will begin January 14th,
and continue Six School
Months.
TER~ S.
Primary Dep'm'nt, per month, $1.50
Intermediate " " 2.00
Acadenmic " 3.00
Select Course, " " 2.50
Incidental Fee, per Session, 50
Music extra.
Board in private families, per
Month,.......................... 10.00
Each scholar's pro rata of Public
Fuinds will be deddetedi from his Tui
tion during the Public Term, which
begins -1anntary 14.
OW- For Particuhlarq. address
C. W. MOORE, Principal,
Easley, S. C.
jani 4, 1884-3mn
C. P. RUNIONI
Easley, S. C.,
Still '"The Leader of Low 1rices.'
:o:
AS A MAGNIFICENT LINE
OF
just received. Wh1iile shopping in Eas
ley, don't fail to call on him, awl) he
will sell you at prices to suit the CLoSE
rIMms. He is also the Agent for the
High grade
SEA FOWL GUANO,
Ammonia 3.11.
Also, Russell Coes Dis
solved Bone Acid Phos
phate and Premium Guano.
Give himi a trial on the Sea Fowi
(GUAN() and make a bale of cotton to
the aere.
C. P. IRUNION.
Terrible Slaughter.
FOR THE NEXT FORTY DAYS
ROBINSON & WYATT
E ASLEY, S. C.,
-Will sell at the LOW EST 1ig'ures,
the remainder of their Fall
and Winter' stock of goods,
consistin~g of
Notions, Clothing,
Hard ware, (Groceries,
'und Griocer's Drugs, in ,or'der to make
room for their
SPRING STQOCK.
'We keep constantly on handl~ a full
line of 'choice Grocerles. Tobacco, &c.
ar&Give us a call and we will be sm e
to sell to you if low pices are desired.
Jan 18-..2m
RICHMOND & DANVILLE
RAILROAD.
PASSE NGER DEPAR TSMEN'r.
On after Feb. 3d, .1884. Passenget
Train service on the A. & C. Air-Line
DivIsion will be as followA :
NORTHWARD, EXPRK3S No. I1 I)A ILy,
Leave Atlanta............ 3 33 P M
Arrive Gainesville..... . ( 09 Pmj
Lula...............A...... 6 42 p1
Rabun Gap JuncB...... 7 37 P m
Toccoa............C.... 8 15 p 31
Saneca i .D..... 9 24 pAt
Central............... 9 19 P M
Lilberty......---........10 17 Pm
Easley's....................1034 pm
Greenville.........E ......11 02 pm
Spartanburg. ...F....12 27 A V
astonia........ .. 2 29 A NI
Charlott e ............... 328 AM
NOrI IWARD, MAIL,, No. 53, DAILY.
Leave Atlanta................. 8 45 A M
Arrive Gainesville....... 10 49 A M
Lila.......................11 17 A Al
Rabun Gap Junetion. 11 59 P 31
Toccoa....................12 39 p At
Seneca Git y............... 1 41 P M
Central............. 2 34 iPM
Liberty.. ............ 2 52 P M
Eiavley's .................. 3:07 P A
G(reenville . ......... 3 35 p M
Spartanhurg .......... 4 54 P1M
Gastotia ............ 58 P
Charlotte.............. 7 43 pm
SOUTIIWARD, ExRRE.s. No. 50, DAILY
Leaive char lotte.................. 2 08 a I
Arrive Gastonia ...... ........ .3 00 a Im
Sp :rtanou rg.......... 5 14 a Im
G.reenville................ G 36 a in
Easley's............7 11 a In
Liberty........ .....7 30 a m
ce n tra l ..................... 8 04a in
Se city............... 8 30 a In
Toccoa ................ .... 9 0 a Im
Ral)bn Gag Junct ion, 10 35 a in
Lula ........................11 24 a in
Gainesville ...............11 52 a m
Atlanta ................... 2 08 p in
sc) rWARD, MLlf, No. 52, DAILY
I'I% 6Chu-lot te.................. 1 12 p m
A riv- e Gastoniaj.................. 1 56 p m1
sparta i)r11g. ......... 3 54-p m
4reenville ............... 5 20 ) in
E asley's ........... 5 53 P
Libert y.................. 6 10 P m
Ge ntiral..................... 6 32 p m
Seneca (ity............... 7 05 p in
To.coa.................. . 8 20 p n
R bill Gap Junction, 9 01. p m1
ua.. .* ....... 9 35 p In
Gainesville.........,10 05 p m1
Atanta............12 23 a m
Accommodation Train, (Air-Line Belle)
GOING NORTH.
Leave Atlanta..............5 33 p mn
A rrive Gainesville............7 50 p mn
Accoimmodait ion TI'rain, (A ir-Line Belle:
GIOING S3OUTH[.
L've Gainesville.,............7 08 a mn
A rrive A tlant a.............9 05 a mn
No. 18--Local Fr'eight, Going South,
Leave Charlotte - - (1G12 a nm
A rrive Gaffney's - - - 11 17 a mn
Arrive Spartanburg- - 1 20 p m
Arrive Greenville - - 4 58 p ni
Arrive Central - - - 8 ('5 p w
No. 17.-Local Freight, Going North,
Leave en1traI - - - 4 10 a n
AM ive Greenville - - - 6 13 a ii
Arrive Spartanb~urg - - 9 37 a n
Arrive Gaffney's - - - 12 '27 p n
Arrive Charlotte - -- 7 00 p iir
All freight trinsi 0on this~ roadI carr.'
passengers. All paissenger' trains rio~
through to Danville and wit hi Va. id
Iaand Rvwy, to all Eastern cities, and1( al
A tlanta with all lines diverguing. No.
50 leaves Richmond at 1 00 p) m, and
No. 5i arrives theice at 4 00 p mn. 55
leaves Richmond 1 28 a mn. 53 arrives
there 7 41 a mn. The local fr'eighmts stoi:
at above stations8 20 to 30 minu~ttes.
BUFFET SLEEPING CARS WiTil
OUT CHANGE.
On trains~ Not. 50 an: 1L New Yor1,
and Atlanta, via Washington and Dan.
ville, Greensboro and Asheville.
On trains Nos, 52 and 53, Richmond
and Danville, Washington and Augus.
ta, Washington and New Orleans.
1' Through Tickets on sale at
Charlotte, Greenville, Seneca, Spar
tanburg and nainesville to all points
South, Sotuth west, North and East.
A, with N E it R toand from Athens.
B. with N E u R to and from Tall
hlh Fails.
C. with El. Air-Line, to and tron
Elberton awl Mworsville.
D, with Blue Ridge i R to and from
Walhalld, &e.
E, with c and G R R to aud from
Newberry, Alston and Columbia.
F, with A and s and g U and C a R
to and from Hendersonville,Alston &e.
G, with Chester and Lenoir R R to
and from Chester, Yorkville and Dallas
It, with N C Division and C C and A
R R to and froma Greensboro, Raleigh,
&c. EDWIN BERKLEY, Supt.
M. SrAUGIHTER, Gen. Pass. Ag;.
A. L. RvIs, 2d V P & Gen. Man'r.
.. ..... .....................................
South Carolina Railway Company.
C ioninenig Snnday, January 20,
C4. 1884, at 4 p m. Passenger Trahius
will I un as follows until further notlice,
"Eastern time :"
TO AND FROM CHARLESTON.
EAST (DAILY.)
Depart Columbia at 6 40 a i 5 31 p in
Dte Charleston at 1 23a mn 10 10
WEST (DAILY.)
Depart Charleston 7 00 a mi 4 00 p m
Due at Columbia at 11 40 " 10 35 "
TO AND FROM CAMDEN.
East (Dally except Sunday.)
Depart Columbia at 6 40 a m 5 34 p m
Due at Camden at 155 p m &3t 5
West (Daily except Sunday.)
Depart Camden at 7 15 a m 4 15 p m
Due at Columbia 11 40 " 10 35
TO AND FROM AUGUSTA.
East (Daily.)
Depart Columbia at 6 40 a m 5 34 p m
Due at Augusta at 12 05 p mn 7 10 a mn
West (Daily.)
Depart Augusta at 6 08 a i 5 00 p mi
Due at Columbia at 11 40 " 10 35
CONNECTIONS
made at Columbia with Golmubia ani
Greenville Railroad by train arriving
at 11 40 a i, and departing at 5 34 p
m. At Columbia Junction with Char
lotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad
by same train to and from all points on
both roads.
At Charle~ston with .Steamers fo
New York oni Saturday; and on T1ues
day andl Saturday with Steamer for
Jacksonville and points on St. .Johun's~
River; also, with Charleston and Sa
vannah Riailroadl to and from Savana
nah and all points in Florida.
At Augusta with Georgia and Cen
tral Railroads to and from all points
West and South. At Blackville to and
from points on Barnwell Railroad.
Th'lroughm ticketsecan be puIrchased to all
points South and West by applying to
D. MCQUEEN, Agent, Coltunbia, S.C
JOHN B. PECK, Genieral Manager.
D C ALL4EN,Gen. Pas. and T'~k't Agt.
R. ID. GARRETT,
Watch Maker and Jeweler,
Main St., Greenville, S. C.
Watches, Jewelry, &c., Repaired at
Reasonable prices-Work Guaranteed.
Watches and Chains Replated with
Gold or Silver.
A nice line of Christmas Presents
on hand, and at lowest rates.
D~ec 21-tf
JOS, W'ESTON,
Boot & Shoe Maker,
Rcar End R. R. Poole's Grocery,
Main St., GREJEMV1LLE, S. C.
Boots and Shoes made to Order, and
guaranteed p~erfect fits.
Repair'in gboth tieatI y, cheapliy and
p~romptly <done, for Cas.
Dec 21-1 v

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