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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C, SEPTEMBER 7, 189.
A JIN(;LE OF JOY.
ain't this life were livin' b le-t?
'oney in your noul h
03%n corn in the winsome west,
%Ielons in the svuth:
Hear the bugle's call,
Green corn in the sunmer time,
Punkins in the fa!l:
Ain't this life we're livin' jest
Brimmin' full o' joys?
'Fiddles goin' south an' west.
- Swing your Icweethearts, boy
h ear the bugle's.call.
Meions in the summertime.
Punkins in the fall.
-F. L. Stanton,in~Chicago Times- Hera ld
aiT "BT3 EYES.
Mrs. Robert Livingstone was a
woman of superb dignity. Yet any
one of her city friends would scar'e
1v have recognixed her in the rather
&kumsy figure running and stumbling
up the rough canon road that led
from' the lower bean field to tihe
ranch house. Her black skirts were
not held up, but allowd to trail a
little and catch the line dust and
tar weed stain as she hurried on.
Nothing of trIlling importance could
have f'rc-i Mar y ivi ngstone thus
far to. forget, her elegant self, even
alone-in a canon.
The fog was coming up from the
sea and slowly closing in and deepen
ing the shadows of the gorge. It
was already late' twilight, and the
loneliness and gloom of the place tor
tured her over tense nerves. A little
owl flew with a shrill scream over
her head, and she screamed with it.
A belated ground squirrel rustled in
the underbrush up the bank, and
she felt that all the terrors of the
jungid'were upon her.
- Asharp turn in the trail brought
her'at last in view of the house and
the welcome glimmer of a light gave
her a little courage. She quickened
her-steps still more in her eagerness,
forgetting that. the canon stream
crossed the road at the bend, and,
missing the board,.she stepped in an
kle -deep. Even this she scarcely
noticed, but splashed on over thr
slippery stones. It was only when
sie reached the gate, breathless and
disheveled, that she seemed to be
able to think.
"I can't let: Allen s
would ask all manner of questions
ind not be put off, and I could not
tell him that. Oh, no, no!" But 1
just then a slight, youthful figure ap
at the veranda steps, stand
"What makes you so awfully late,
mother?" he called out to her. "I
thought you 'never would get here,''
and the thin, complaining voice wis
even a little more iilpatient than
usuaL ."Sing is on one of his worst
rampages and is mad as hops because
dinner is late. I was even a'fraid to
ask him to light the lamp and I've
been sitting out here in the dark~ for
ages. If there's a dish left out there
it won't be his fault. Listen to that"
and just then a tin pan seemed
to go spinning across the kitchen.
"I am very sorry, my dear," said
Mrs' Livingston, quietly? "'but I wa
detained by the engineer, lie sanys
the thresher~ engine is broken, arnd
he must go to Seco Grande to-mor
row for repairs. Some of the mn
were to'be paid off. and I had their
accounts to look over. I wil be ;;iad
I when your fat-her gets home, iar
- s ting is too important a time for
me to be left alone. Poor A~he.
W~hat a forlorn -tinre you've had:
Come in aud:it,'Il ma~ke up for i,"
and she pr~'eeded him in to t he dai'k
Quickly lighting the laimp, shej
said: "'Turnit up moire, dear. afte-r
it has burned a little, and tell Sing
to have diniier in five mi nutes. I'I
be right otut,"' and shre hurried to he~r
room, leaving her sonwodrn
vaguely that his mnothter's imod..
should tremble as she hlvd the mnatebt,
and secretly wishing she had not heft
him to frge the irate Sing alone.
Allen Livingstone was .17, buat long
accustomed to having ev'ery win I
tempered for him, lie was naturaly
timid anfti not at little spoiled. M rs.
Livingiti.n, lavished upon him that
yearning and tenderness that a
hiopelessly crippled child calls forth
from a mother's pity. Hie was at
once her idol andl her sorrowv and his
slighrtest wish was law.
Dinner at the ranch house was
even more quiet than~ usual that eveni
Ing. 3Irs. l ivingstone appeared tired
a preoccupied, while Allen frett ed
hildishly over t he rather wvarmned un
llavor of things on tihe table.
went in sullen rotine.A After the
coefice, 3r.Livingstone putt her a:,
lovingl~y over her son's shoulders a:d
they went out to the parlor thui~s.
'"I have a lovelyv sch.'me, dhears
she said. "WhV ile fatheir is aiwamy I
think it. would ,be nice for you
come over tint sleep in youri al
room adjoining mine. It will be iiore
sociable and we :wm play we are bothI
young :rgnlin. What do yo think ?
--I doni't. mind -it.'."Mid.\len.in'lif
ferently, lighting a delicate eigari a.
The house was one of those tirimi
tive Spanish structtures, built 'f
adobe, one story and three sides facing
an open square-very. pleasant and
artistic with the deep verandas, vine
covered aiid cool, and the little court
always full of flowers and stunshinre.
but not so convenient and practicaml
for everyday comforts as somne more
Lmmodernlans for homes. T1he imin
part of the hotuse is taken ump by t he
living rooms, leaving the sleeping
oo-s in the wings and far sepa
It had been a trying tine for Mrs
Livingstone, when bor itusband had
insisted that Allen shonld give u p
his little bedroom next to theirs.
which he had always o.-curied, and
go across the court. The boy was no
longer a baby. he said, and he had
always needed that room for his own
private use. He wanted a place for
his desk and books and the big safe
which held the family valuables and
vften considerable sums of gold and
silver, as he preferred to pay his men
in coin rather than by check in the
But his wife had never been recon
ciled to having her delicate child out
of the sound of her voice at night,
and many a time had she stolen out
in the darkness to listen at his win
d3w to see that her darling was
sleeping well, and to indulge in a
long moment of adoring worship, as
she strained her eyes to see the pale
face on the pillow. "I will go
around the veranda now, dear," she
said, as Allen smoked. "and bring
your things for the night. The couch
is vory comfortable, and it will be
lovely to have you back."
The chill air struck her unpleas
antly as she opened the door. Sh':
shuddered a little and drew her shawl
"What a fog!" she exclaimed.
"The beans will be again delayed.
It's worse than the conflict of hay
making and showers in New Eng
Coming out of her son's room a few
moments later, with her arms full of
his clothing she was startled by a
slight. noise across the court. It
seemed like some heavy thing drop
ping with less sound than its weight
would suggest. In the misty dark
ness she could see nothing.
Mary Livingstone was known far
and near as a woman of unbounded
courage and self reliance. During
her husband's frequent business
trips to San Francisco she stayed and
ruled the little kingdom like a queen.
Not a man on the ranch but was glad
when Mrs. Livingstone was boss.
The house in the canon was her cas
tie. where she and Allen, with the
faith ful Sing, abode in security which
none dared to molest. If anyone
had told her a week ago that this
night she would be a haunted crea
ture, trembling and unstrung, tor
mented by an evil presentiment and
dreading she knew not what, she
wou'd have laughed the prophet to
The parlor door had been left a lit
tle ajar, and she pushed through it
ind on to hrown naatmejit.
hands are full V11 be redlyfr yu
Drawing the shades, she set reso
lutely to work about making her son's
room comfortable for the night. She
dared not think, or she felt that she
would scream from sheer nervous
The daintv silver toilet articles,
which were his pride, she arranged
n the broad desk. and soon had the
low lounging couch transformed into
an inviting bed, with even a hot water
bag tucked in at the foot. She
took from her closet shelf his lit
tie toy like night lamp, which had
been one of his childish idols, and
lighted it, and, .after one or two little
final touches here and there, she
"It's time small boys were asleep.
Lock the front door, dear, and come.
I have such a funny story to read
Allen hobbled in, a slight frown on
his delicate face at being babyed. and
surveyed the little room.
"Its as cold as a-barn here." he
said. '"What makes it so cold? I
lo't want to go to bed yet.'
"Ohl, ::es, you do. It's getting
late. You'll soon be nice and corn
foable in y-our old nest. You will
fini it wvarmed."'
"Uhi well, I suppose there's nothi
ing else to do," lhe complained.
"Where's the story?"
"'i'll begin it right now, while
you're gett ing ready." and Mrs. Liv
ingstonie settled herself by her lamp
In less than half an hour she
equietly peeped in to find her hoy fast
slep. She wanted to stoop and
kiss the white forehead. but she de
nied herself lest she waken him.
Nearly closing the door she walked
restlessly about her room a few mo
mnents, aimlessly touching this and
looking at that.
She took her account book out of
the dIraggled dress she had wvorn
down the canon andl looked it over a
little, soon putting it aside. She
tried to read, but the words followed
each other uinder her eyes in an uin
kwn tongue. She took up her
Bible, and even that seemed to hioldI
no word of peace.
Something as people in great peril
go ove- their past life, she fell to
thinking of hers, but she was soon
brought ba-k face to face .with the
present. The thought that she wa
struggling so to keep in abeyance 'at.
lmst semed to break its bounds and
fill her soul with an irresistible fas
enaion: she dwelt upon it and (lid
not try to ptit it aside.
Three nights ago, at midnight, she
had awakened studdenly, being con
sious of a noxious presence near, and
swly there had grown from it two
dark. glit tering eyes close to her& -'n
which held her gaze with terrible 'n
ent ness. The ev-ening in the canon
he- had been there before her aill
thewari. and she had almost su
cumbedi to their terror. For the first
time she had noticed that the brows
n corners of the eyes ha beeni
litly upturned, like the Mongo
iam. What did it all mean? Thle
end was not yet. What would it be ?
These thoughts seemed to enthrall
It was nearly 11 o'clock. Would
it come to-night? Outside, the
iht.as mo enathly BaiUl and 801
one- Why didn't the wind blow'
Anytiing that would break the spell
She turned the light down, and
threw herself wearily on the bed as
With the first stroke of the clock
at midnight sho woke from a troubled
leep. In a moment she became
distinctly conscious of a smoky odor,
the minniistakable scent of a Chinese's
loithing. A slight noise on the
floor caused her to sit up quickly. A
man's head and shoulders were
slowly emerging from under the bed.
Dne sickening moment she wavered,
then sprang out upon him, holding
him down for an instant; but he
turned. and there glared up at her
those same eyes-the fiend like eyes
:f her vision, and the man was
She grappled with him in super
human strength, how nany desper
ite. struggling moments she never
knew. Jt seemed an eternity. Not
a word was uttered. She saw that
his superior strength must gain in
the end. le constantly tried to
reach for a knife, which evidently
was caught in some way, for he failed
to get it in his hand.
At last, Allen heard the noise and
ppeared at the door, almost faint
ing with fright.
His mother spelled out to him:
"G-e-t t-h-e a-x q-u-i-c-k," then
added: 'Go to bed, child."
The boy had presence of mind to
go around, as there were many locked
doors in the way through the house .
The Chinese, afraid of some out
side assistance, began to beg.
"31a catchee money-me no kill.
You gib key-me no kill. You no
ib, ine allee same killee you, killee
Allie, too. You gib key."
Mrs. Livingstone said nothir, and
in an incredibly short time for him,
Allen came in. panting and dragging
the gleaming ax.
The fiend saw it and became like a
madman. He shrieked and bit at
the strong white wrists that bel.J
him like a vise. He foamed at the
mouth in his fit of rage and fear.
"Allen," she said, "get the trunk
rope in the closet-be quick."
After an almost hopeless struggle
nd a little weak help from her son,
she managed to tie one hand, then
both together, and had Allen make
the other end fast to the bedstead.
The rope was old, and if it gave
way they were lost, for it was the
only thing of the kind available.
Her knees were still on his chest.
Allen," she commanded, "go
He was almost stupefied, br.t
obeyed blindly. In another instant
lie heard an awful blow and a short
shuffling round, then a long moment
of silence, but he dared not go in
1'resently his mother appeared
holding her wounded hand. She
looked to him in the dim light like
an old woman. Her face was ashen
and drawn, and her dark hair had
turned almost snow white. Ie looked
at. her mutely.
M dear." she said, slowly.
"o knows it was the only way.
He gave me the power to save us, or
ou and I, Allen, would this moment
have been in the traitor's place."
She gave an involuntary shudder,
but turned and locked the door on
the ghastly scene.
Taking some antiseptic solution
she bathed her hand thoroughly and
bound it with some of Allen's hand
kerchiefs. She then sipped a small
glass of whisky and water and lay
down beside her son. So the long
nig't wore away.
There have been few changes in
Seco Valley. The lima beans grow
on the broad, sunny lowlands, are
harvested and grow again. The can
on brook st ill sings its love song to
the blossoming hillsides. The owhs
and mocking birds, the squirrels and
the lizards, live as before. but the
vines run rampant over the broad
pazas of the ranch house in Secc
Canon. Only a few complaining
doves have their home in the low
When Mr. and Mrs. Robert Living
stone returned to live in New York
their friends welcomed them with
open arms. It was hinted that. not
being to the manor born. Mr. Living
stone had not covered himself with
glory or lined his purse with gold in
his ranchingv scheme; but it was the
change in Mrs. Livingstone that ex
cited the most comment. The snowy
hair, the restless, hunted expression
and absent manner spoke of some
stupendous change from her old self.
T1o only one trusted friend (lid she
confide the mystery of her life. Every
night at 12? ''clock there appeared to
her two fierce, hard eyes, which
would not turn till she was nearly
beside herself with horror.
Character Readin2 From Teeth.
Characlier reading from hanjdwrit1
ing from shoes, and from the face,
has now heen succeeded by a char
atr r-eading from the teeth. A
dentist asserts that a careful study
of teeth will reveal the fact that they
invariably indicate, accordling to
their shape and setting, the tem
perament of their possessors. (1ne
has only to note the teeth of one's
friends and relatives to verify- his
observations on pointed, projecting.
short., square, tangled. ev-en and
pearly dentures. Those that are 'ong
and narrow, we are assured dlenote
vanity; those that are long and pro
jecti ng indicate a grasping disposi
tion; trea.-hery is shown by the poS
session of small. wvhite separated
teeth, and inconstancy is revealed
by overlapping teeth.
inegar is mentioned in the Egyp
tian records as a medicine in the
GLEANINGS FROM MANY POINTS.
important Happenings, Both Home
and Foreign, Briefly Told.
Wi Deliver the Opening Address.
Judge Emory Speer, of the United States
Court for the Southern District of Georgia,
has accepted the invita'ion to deliver the
opening address at the Cotton States and In
ternational Exposition. In his letter to
President Collier Judge Speer says: "I beg
you to convey to the boa d my high sense of
the honor they have conferred. I accept
with pleasure their invitation, so kindly and
cordially supported by your own expressions.
Indeed, I am unaffectedly happy to be con
nected with an occasion auspicious for Geor
gia and the South. and instinct with the
-vitality and patriotism of your great, broad
Newsy Southern kotes.
At Hogansville, Ga.. Mr. W. N. Sims sold
the flrst bale of new cotton on - Saturday
evening at 10% cents.
The Buckeye Marble Mills at McMillan's
Station, Ten., was burned. Loss. -10.000;
fully covered by insurance. .
The first bale of this season's cotton re
ceived t his y-arat Opelika. Ala.. was brought
in by Mr. T. A. Whatley, of Beat 7. It was
classed as middling. and brought 7 cents.
In the delta region of Mississippi boll and
army worms and caterpillars are playing
havoc with the cotton. The farmers are
flghting them with Paris green and poisons.
At Ik'.-man.Ky.. on Monday, Will Butcher,
a negro. was taken from the city lock-up
early in the morning and shot to pieces by
Whitecaps. 8Sunday night he had killed a
white man while resisting arrest.
At Louisville. Ky.. Henry H. Wolfe & Co.,
wholesale clothiers. assigned. The indebted
ness of the firm is said to be between $200.
000 and ?250,000, and it is elaimed that the
assets will equal, if not exceed, that sum.
Mr. Marshall McDonald, of Vest Virginia.
who for the last seven years has held the
position of United States Commissioner of
fish and fisheries, died at his residence, in
Washington. of piLlmionary disease, after an
illness of several mouths.
At Hot Springs. Ark.. the dead bodies of
Dr. E. M. Remington and his mother were
found Monday at home by a colored girl.
They were alnost unrecognizable. Thesu p
position is that the son. who has been dis
couraged for sometime on account of having
no practi-o, killed his mother and then
The following is the official statement of
the cotton "rop of the United States for the
year ending Auust 31.t. 1895. as posted at
the Charleston Cotton E whango on Tuesday:
Port receipts. 8.006.177 bales; overland.
1.087.101. Southern consumption, 807,973;
total '-rop 9.901.225 haes. Total bouthern '
consumption. 862,83S bales, including 54.865
bales taken from and couite-i at Southern
This year's pilgrimage to Lourdes is the
largest on recerd: 8.000 persons left Paris in
special trains ron one day recently, and were
joined by 9.000 more from way stations.
An official report has just been issued
shows that there were 2.025 cases of cholera
and 118 death from the disease in the gov
ernment of Voliynia. Russia, between July
11th and August 17th.
In Norway a new law has been passed
which makes girls ineligible for matrimony
until they are proficient in knitting, baking
and spnning. Crtiflcates of proficiency
have to be earned, and without these no girl
A dispatch from Shanghai says that the
sixteen persons sentenced for participation
in the massacre of missionaries at Kueheng
have been executed. The dispatch adds that
as yet nothing has been done in regard to
the claims made by the British and American
ministers respecting the attacks on mission
aries at Sechuan.
At Phila-lelphia, Pa.. the firm of Gaulbert,
McFadden & Caskey, proprietors of the Fair
Hill Iron Works, have announeed an increase
of 10 per cent in the wages of their men, to
go into effect at once. This is the second
advance of 10 per cent made by this Arm
within a year. the first having been given
some months since.
The parade at Washington in honor of
Labor Day occupied the principal streets of
the national capital all the forenoon. Many
thousand representatives of organized labor
turned out in procession, making a display
which, for diversity and attractiveness, has
never been equalled on a like occasion in
Washington. Fully two-thirds of the trades
in line were uniformed.
At Bpltimore, JTohn Van Hest, Wisconsli~,
knocked out George Smith, in the twenty
fifth round, before the Eureka Club.
At Louisville, Kid McCoy bested Dick
Moore, the middle weight champion of the
northwest, in six rounds, Monday night,
Disasters, Accidents, Fatalities.
At Central City, Col., the accidental flood
ing of the Americus and Sleepy Hollow
mines caused the death of sixteen miners by
Libertyville, a small town thirty-five miles
from Chicago, narrowly escaped total de
struction by fire Saturday morning. Fifteen
buildings burned. Loss, $75,000.
The New Jersey Populists.
The Guhernatorial State Convention of the
People's party of New Jersey was held at
Trenton en Monday. Win. B. Ellis, of Tren
ton was nominated for Governor after sever
al1 others had declined the honor.
There were thirty-six delegates at the con
vention, which was presided over by Thos.
H. Proctor, of Cunmberland county, chair
man of the State Committee. One woman
delegate was present, Mrs. E. J. Whitehead,
There was a long discussion ov at the adon
tion of the party platform. The committee
on resolutions reported a long platform re
affirming the national platform adopted in
Omaha, in 1892, with a number of planks of
The chairmam was ordered to send the fol
lowing telegram to Eugene V. Debs, recently
released from jail in Wcodstock, Ill.:
"The People's party in convention assem.
bled at Trenton, on Labor Day, sends greet
ing to Eugene V. Debs, champion of the op..
pressed, and illustrious victim of the viola
tion of the American citizen's con stltutiona
right of trial by jury."
Wire Rope 199)0 Years OIl
While conluetin.; a series of testn
nithm a 100) ton testing machine at the
Yorkshire College in England, which
included the testing of a eteel wire
rope, Professor Goodman Edated that
such ropes were not a modern inven
ficu, and that he had recently seen a
bronze wire rope one-half inch in
diamneter and from twenty to thirty
feet wvhich had b~een found buried in
thec ruins of Pompeii and which must
htave ben at least 1900 yearS old.
FIRST WOMAN SHER!FF,
Mrs. Stewart Has Been Appointel in Mis
sourl to Succeed Her Husbaid.
3Irs. Helen C. Stewart has been appointed
by the County Court to succeed her husband
as Sheriff of Greene County. Mo. She will
serve until the unexpirel term is filled out
by the election of a Sheriff to take the place
of her husband, who died in the harness.
The indieattons are that Mirs. Stewart will
be nominated and elected at the pr!s ti sue
An effort was made to have the County
Court appoint her brother to the place, who
would turn over the fees to Mrs. Stewart.
Her brother is Willian D. Garwood. general
bi':zaie agent of the St. L- uis and S:w
MRS. HELEN C. STEW At!'.
Springfield. Greene County, Mo. First
woman Sheriff in the United Statez.
Franciseo railway, and was perfently will
ing to go into an arrangement of that kinl.
But in this age of bloomers and new women
Mrs. Stewart promptly put her boot down
on any such a policy and declare:1 that she
wanted the office. "0. I can run the office
with my son." said Mrs. Stewart. "He is
now Chief Deputy and can greatly assist
The Missouri law in regard to women
holding office is vague. If Mrs. Stewart
should be eleeted to fill out the unexpire-l
term the legality of her position would come
to ni issno. Mrs. Stewart is a woman of
about forty-five. short and rather heavy.
s: is good-looking and intelligent. She
has not Uxen ilentifleil with any of the
women's rights movements in Springfield.
She is a womanly woman, but can be firm
enough to qas Sheriff If duty demands.
A COLORED STATE FAIR.
A Local Mass Meeting Decides to Act
With Its 31anagenhent.
Monday night a mass meeting of the
colored people in the interest of the
.,i. <-o"rc ,.to frir wam hefd in
brief address that the railroads would
allow a cent a mile each way rate.
The following resolutions were
Whereas the colored citizens of the
city of Columbia and Richland county
have met iD mass meeting for the pur
pose of considering the various indus
trial interests of the colored race and
the State relative to the propriety of
encouraging an exhibit for the State
fair which is to be held at Columbia,
S. C., beginning November 25th, and
ending November- 29th, 1885, and-to
effect such other arrangements as alhall
be deemed fit and proper in carrying
out the purpose and object of the
meeting. Therefore be it
Resolved, That we, the colored citi
zens of the city of Columbia and c->n
ty of Richland, in mass meeting us
sembled, do, in view of the present
peace and harmony prevailing among
the people in the various avenues of in
dustry, urge and encourage our peo
ple to prepare a large and creditable
exhibit for the State fair which will be
held under the ausp~ices of t-be colored
~Agricultu ral and Mechanical Associa
tion of South Carolina.
Resolved, That we recommend that
this meeting appoint a general comn
.mittee on attractions and amusements,
to be divided into as magy bsub-comi
mittees as the chiirman of,the . com
mittee may deem necessary.
Resolve'd, That we further recom
mend that this meeting select two dis
tinguished gentlcmen of acknowlddged
ability to deliver addresses on the ca
pability and progress .of the negro at
the State fair.
-The committee prov'ided for is to he
appointed at a meeting on Monday
night next. George Washington Mur
ray and the RevR: E. Hart were se
lected orators, as pros ided in the last
Cotton Picking Started.
Ini Spartanburg County cott)n iek
ing biegan in a very -smiall way this
wek. The early-lots began to -open
andl thec farmers thought best to gather
it before a rain. .The ginning of cot
ton has undergone a revolution in this
count y. Fifteen years ago toll was al
ways ~charged. One-tenth .was th'e
price in the old days.' Then it dropped
to one-twelfth and finally when compe
tition was5 sharp got down to one
twentieth. WXhen cotton was 10 cents
that 1aid $2 to $2.50 a bile. One gin
nr now prpoe to gin a bale and
furnish bagging and ties for 75 pounds
of seed cotton. At present prices that
is about $1 .85. The largest gin in the
country proposes to gin at:75 cents a
bale and furnishhbagging and ties at
cost. That reduces the price to about
$1.35. The old ginners who twenty
years ago~ made about four dollars a
bale by ginning do not uriderstand
how it can be done at the present
prices. The farmers seem inclined to
keel) the production of cotton reduced.
Even the rise in price does not encour
age them to plan for larger crops. They
now talk as if they would .continue to
buy grain on a small scale and plant
cotton cautiously. They know if they
rush into the btusiness headlong the
prce will dr-of on them.
In the gardens around London there
are more rpecimnens of the cedir of Le
Man than na Mount Lebamion itself.
Director Bauer Has Issuedthe Follow
ing Interesting Bulletin.
The past week was characterized by
its excessive heat, which, with the wet
condition of the ground and generally
light winds, gave the weather a hot
house condition and with a similar
forced growth to crops. Corn profited
by those conditions, and that of latest
planting is now fully or nearly ripe, so
that now the entire corn crop is fully
made and entirely independent of heat,
cold, drought or rain, exepl so far as
thoso conditions would affect gathering
and housing it. Cotton in places grew
too much to weed under forced growth,
and on light sandy land growth ceased
and the plant is turning yellow and
shedding its leaves as well as its
shapes. Small field crops made won
derful growth and are generally in ex
cellent condition. The showers of the
week hindered rice harvest some
There were two or three local wind
storms that damaged crops, in the
vicinity in which they occurred, to a
small extent; and bottom lands in
Lancaster County were flooded and
some corn ruined. In Aiken County
much swamp corn was drowned in the
freshet of the previous week, but the
sum total of the damage to crops is
The reports, with but. few excep
tions, state that the weather was un
favorable for cotton which continues
to shed freely in all portions of the
State, the rust has become more
general during the week. Boll worms
are not reported from any but Edge
field County, where, however, they
have done much injury already.
Cottou is opening freely over the
entire State, but picking has not been
actively begun in the western coun
ties, but will be during the present
week. The bolls are said to be of
large size generally -and the staple as
a rule of high grade.
Fodder pulling is fast nearing com
pletion in all but the extreme north
ern portions of the State. A great
deal of fodder was damaged by the
rains and the weather generally was
unfavorable for curing. The hot
moist weather of the past week
ripened corn very fast and has made
The harvesting of rice has been
pushed in the Georgetown and lower
coast regions, but was hindered con
siderably by showery -weather. The
grain is said to -1. f'ul large -and
yielding- well.- Soget'Iland rice
harvested; - the crbp..e-y ftne
* he tobacco crop about all been
the sales progress, sbowrng remunera
Peas are generally doing finely.
Sorghum boiling well under way and
the yield of syrup satisfactory.
Sweet potatoes doing well, but run
ning too much to vine.
Late fruit excellent, and the apple
crop in Greenville county promises to
exceed the best of former years. Pas
turage excellent. Peanuts; turnips,
also good crops.
Lands being prepared for winter
vegetables and oats.
THlE COTTON CROP, 9,901,000.
The Newv Orleans Exchange Puts It at
That for the Year Ended Aug. 31st.
The New Orleans cotton exchange state
ment is as follows:
The cotton crop of the United States for
the year ended August 31st. 1895.is as follows
the figures being given in round thousands:
North Carolina,.465,000 bales; South Caroli
na. S00.000: Georgia. 1.:300.000: Alabama. 1.
000.000: Florida, 60.000: Missi3Sippi. 1.20('.
000; Louisiana. 600.000: Arkansaus. 8->O000:
Tennessee. 350.000; Texas. 3.276.000. Total
The Texas crop. which amounts in exact
figures to 3.275.858 bales. includes 120,9S2
bales. g-own in Indian Tlerritory.
The statement of overland this year in
eludes 80.000 bales by two railroadk that
have not hitherto been considlered as cottonl
The cotton crop for the United States for
the year ended August 31. 189J5, giving port
receipts, overland and Southern consump
tion, is as follows:
Port receipts. 8.006,170 bales; -Southern
consumption. 807.9t73 baies; overland. 1.087.
101 bales; total crop. 9.90!,251 bales. The
total Southern consumption was 862.8.38
nales, and included 54.865 bales taken from
and counted at Southern'outports.
*The L abor Dag pa rade in Milwaukee was
the largest ever seen there. -Publir business
in the city was largely suspended, and there
was a general observance of Labo-r.Dye
At Kansas City. Mo., the' day was marked
by the dr~eatest< l-rboi- deionstration ever
held. Fully. 0-.000- were in line, and ,the
floats wecre nuj~meas and magnificent.' -
At Atlanta. Ga.. Labhor Diiv was celebrated
by .a pir~.de-of .flfteen hundred working men
through fthe pi-ncipal streets.
Mobile. Ala~.'eelirated the day by a large
street paradeef the principal labor organiza
tions together with the police and lIre de
~ 'At Dulnth..-Minn.. over 1.000 men marched
in the Labor Day parade. One of the fea
turcs was the presence of Mrs. Aiken, a dele
gate to the Trade Assetnbly, at the head of
the column. She isa' sister of Roy Good
wm., one of the six American Railway Union
direetors who were imprisoned by the~ Fed
eral Courts for contepipt.
Buffalo. N. :Y., celebrated 'the day by .a
monster parade in which 51000 working men
took part and by athletic games and speech-.
making at- Germania Park.
At many other points the day was duly
ohserved,. while at other pla"es -no attention
was given it, matters mnovinn~along as usual.
I MMIGRATION COMING SOUTII.
Over 40,000 Aeres of Land - old to
Northern and Western People.
. A Southern States magazine special says
that the recent siles of landl along the M. &
0. B. Ri:to Northern and Westten ipeopl
aggrega.o 40.000 a-res. Of this arnocunt 22.
000 ae-rs ha~ve Iben soldI to a colo niz:ation
company organized at Sioux City. Iown
whbch proposes to settle~ people from law;
and other Western States ',n this tract. The.
land-will be laid out for farning purp'ies,
with.,atOwn ini ocnne'-tioni with it for-,ru4
settlers as pref'-r town life. This procperti
is locnted about si~ity miles north 01 3Iobile
a v- $( army or eim neeties IS de~vtazn
South--ra Newv England, destroying some hi:
ori-- elms. Money has been appropriated
[or their extermnination b-rsral cities.
THE LABOR WORLD.
The latest statistics show that Sweden had
in 1893 4764 factories. employing 112,031 la
Thirty labor organizations have drawn up
a platform and are making arrangements to
enter politics this year.
The woolen factories of this country are
mostly located in New York, New England.
Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Hop-pickers have formed a union to en
force their demand for the restoration of
their former wages, reduced last year.
The Order of Railway Telegraphers pay to
its grand officers alone $10,000 salaries each
year and feels that it gets the money back in
The International Co-operative Congress
at London has passed a resolution advocat
ing greater activity in the establishment of
- The name of every telegraph operator who
figured in the American Railway Union strike
is openly announced by the Western Union
to be on the black list.
The wages of the Mtna Mills employes at
Bemis. Mass., have been increased five per
cent. The action is entirely voluntary on
the part of the mill's management.
Seventeen thousand mill workers went on
strike at Dundee, Scotland. They agreed to
resume work if granted five per cent. in
crease in wages, instead of ten per cent.
Mrs. Thomas Lewis, wife of a poor coal
miner of Knightsville, Ind., has just heard
that she is the sole heir to $100.000 left by.
an-unale in California, of whom she had not
heard for thirty years.
The Window-glass Workers' Wage Com
mittees of the Eastern, Western and North
ern Districts met at Atlantic City, N. J.. and
completed the wage scale. It calls for fif
teen per cent. advance along the entire list
M. Thivrier, the French "workingman"
Deputy, has just died. He made it a point
to appear in the Chamber in a workingman's
blouse, and had once really been a miner,
but long before his election had given up
The Countess Cacilia Plater-Zybeck. one
of the wealthiest women in Russia,'has been
enrolled in the guild of mastertailors of War
'saw. She is at the head of the cutters'
school in that city and does much to help to
The Newmarket (N. H.) Manufacturing
Company has increased wages ten per cent.
This company has run through the hard
times without a shut down, and has paid its
help in cash every week. The increase af
fects all operatives.
The Bulletin of the American Iron and
Steel Association says that during the month
of June the steel rail mills of this country
received orders for 170.000 tons of steel rails.
Not for many years have so many rails been
ordered in one month.
The employes of the Franklin Copper
Mine, Houghton. Mich., have had their
wages restored to the figure paid before tho
cut caused by the panic of 1893. A general
cut was made then in all the copper mines of
the lake district. The example of the
Franklin was speedily followed by eight
NORTH CAROLINA FACTORIES.
The State Has Twice as MIany Cotton
Factories as in 1890.
The State Agricultural Department
at Raleigh issued a specialy valuable
bulletin giving lists of all manufactur
ing~ enterprisesn-N t4 arnl -
That portion of it which is of greatest
interest is in regard to cotton millo.
This shows thate eleven mills afe now
in -course of construction, that the
stock in eight more has been sub
scribed and that 149 are now in opera
tion, spinning or weaving. Besides
these, there are twelve knitting mills,
one silk mill, one towel mill, four bag
mills and one manufactory' of sash
cord and cording. There are thirteen
woolen mills in operation. The total
of all is 192; Alamance county leads,
*having 22 cotton mMis; Gaston has 21,
Randolph 15 and Mecklenburg 13.
There are mills in 41 of the 96 coun -
ties. There are reported 19,000 looms
and 756,000 spindles.
Henry G. Hester, secretary of the
New Orleans Cotton Exchange, has
sent Governor Carr the following tel
egram: "I congratulate you and the
people of North Carolina on her re
markable progress in cotton manufac
ture. She is now practically equal to
South Carolina, the largest cotton
consumer in the Southb. By the actual
census of mills North -Carolina has
consumed of this year's crop 227,000.
bales, an increase of 55,000. over last
year. She has new spindles which
may be brought into play. in 1895-'96
whic-h, with fair trade condition,ahould
increase her total to at least 250,000.
In 1890, North Carolina consumed
114,(l00 bales. So -your State has prac
tically doubled her cotton manufac
turcs u itlhin the past five .years."
DEATH OF FOUR. CHILOREN.
Three From Rattiesna'ke;' Itites and One
by Dr ,vynng.
Three children of a widlw na-.ne l.Jenkins, .
living at Salliva'i. M i., wi'a b t play went -
to a place na'ar the barn to) gathir eggs. Tlrr
.place was rather out of t he wav.aaf danger
ous. owing to snakes, whieh'are numerous
in that region. One chill thrust Its hanud
into what it supposed wvas the hen's nest and
quickly withdrew it. exelaiming that the hen
had peeked its hand. The other two chil
dren put in their hands with the same result,
and lhen set up~atondl ery. The mother was
at the well with her infant, and the alarm so
e.xcited her that she lefi- the child and ran to
ihe assistance of the three older ones, who
hap been bitten. by'a rattlesnake. D'uring
the excitemnent the infant fell -into the well
and was drowned: The three children died
SIX MEN HELti' RESPONSIBLE,
Biame Placed' for the New York City
The inquest into the cause of the collapse,
in New York City. of the Ireland building,
through which, on August.6; fifteen inenlost
*their lives, was brought-to a conclusion. he
jury, after a consultation lasting more thai -
four hours, returned a verdict fixing the
blamne on six of the men connected with the
eree:ionf of the building and'"exonerating
Joseph Guider, the plasterer. andl Jefferds
The jury found that the building was put
up with a criminal disregard for fiuman
life. They charged that the responsibility
for the collapse rests upon the architect.
Blehrens: the. builder, Parkei: his master
mason. Murray: his general superintendent,
Walker: the assistant to Behrens. Youdale,.
nthe Buildjjng Inspector. Buckley.
The Sault See. Marie Canal, between
Lakes Huron and Michigan, now car
ries 20,000,000 tons a year, or twice
the w-eight that passes through the
[Suez Canal annually.
Mrs. Woodard, of'Ovid, Mich., celebrated
recently her 100th birthday in pretty god