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?i i II in lim.ifffrn^ot'' a
lh?i UullUiN KiisG.
A MAN WHO CUIVTIVATKn SEVENTEEN
THOUSAND A? Hi s OK UND.
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Tho .Remarkable Career of Colonel Rich
nriliton.-llo KIIM from n Poor Hoy to be
ihn Richest riMBter In th? World.
Tho doath of Colonel Edmund Bloh?
t?rdson, the cotton king of I ho world,
Which occurred at Jackson, Miss., on
Monday night, wan not un?ke tliat of
William II. Vanderbilt in its sudden
ness and general character. Ho left
Jackson the Sunday before on a visit to
Vicksburg, and his son, W. Ii. Rich
ardson, who was with him lhere all dav
Monday, says he had never econ his
farther in better apparent health or in
finer spirit*. O t li is return trip to
Jackson his fellow traveler? comment*
ed on his extreme jocularity. Ho ar
rived at Jackson at a little before 10
o'clock Mondav night and went to
supper in tho Edmunds House restau
rant. Ho intended taking the 1:110
ni^ht train for New Orleans. Aller
Hopper ho crossed the si reel to see
to some persons who were making
clothing for thc convicts which lie em
ployed. A few moments later Iiis
crleB for help wcro beard. Ile knock
ed at the door of Nelson ['otter, a col
ored man who lived next to thc Euro
pean HotiRO. A colored woman opened
thc door ami Colonel Richardson
feebly staggered in and sank in a chair
beforo thu lire. Tho frightened woman
ran into the street for help, but before
it came lie had tallen to thc floor dead.
Tho breaking of a blood vossol in thc
brain-apoplexy-is ascribed as thc
Several years ago thc mother of Col.
Richardson, then ninety years old,
was on her way from North Carolina
to Jackson to spend thc holidays with
her son, ami dietl on the cars just be
fore reaching her destination.
Col. Richardson was reported to be
thc richest mun in thc South. Ho waa
certainly tho richest man in this sec
tion of tho South. Many years ago he
was a largo planter in Mississippi, btu
lost nearly all Iiis property by tho war.
Ile afterwards established the linn of
Richardson & May, in New Orleans,
which became thu largest cotton
house in thc world. It is said to have
handled 120,000 balee of cotton a year,
and its aggregate dealing* were put at.
over $10,000,000 per annum. Col.
RichareBon's personal fori une is esti
mated at between $5,000,000 and $G,
Col. Richardson was thc most exten
sivo planter of cotton in the world.
He had seventeen thousand acres under
cultivation, and his average harvest
wa? twclvo or thirteen thousand bales.
Ho had, besides, a largo area planted
in corn, oats and millet. In ail, bc
had 20,000 acres of html under cultiva
tion. To the practical planter, fami*
lar with the difficulties Ol cotton plant
ing, these figures speak volumes. No
one else can appreciate thc executive
ability requisite to conduct success
fully snell immense planting opera
Col. Richardson was born in Cas
well county, North Carolina, six miles
from Danville, Vs., then only a vil
lage, on June 28, 1818. His father,
James Richardson, was a country
merchant, and planter, and died in 1820,
leaving a widow and seven children.
When about ten years of oge young
Richardson was sent to ,vhut was
called an "old field school." When
the hoy was fourteen years old his
mother obtained lor him a situation in
Danville at $30 a year and board.
That motlier must have been a woman
of great loree ami character ; so anxious
wa*, she that her boy should he able to
save his salary that she had his clothes
spun ami woven at home. Shu fur
nished him with money for candy and
oilier boyish necessaries of existence
amt for an occasional visit to sonic
passing circus. "Anti how much," ho
once asked, "do you suppose 1 saved
out of timi salary ? Why, just $30."
After having remained in Danville
four years be romoved to ( linton,
Miss., when lie obtained a position at
$75 a month. In a year's limo he
again returned IO Virginia and ob
tained a position in Brandon, und in
the following fall went imo business
on his own account. He soon sohl
ont, however, and moved to Jackson,
Miss., where lie worked as a clerk
until 1840. lu that year thc executor
of his mother's estate settled with him,
turning over to him 2,800 in money
and a few negroes. He then estab
lished himself ns a merchant sm) con
tinued in business at Jackson until
1818. Rv that time he had math.; about
$30,000, which in those days was
thought to be aline start in file. In
May of that year he married Miss
Patton, of Huntsville, Ala., a sister of
ex-Oovcrnor Rooert Patton of that
State, and engaged in planting. In
I860 ho agaid went into business at
Jackson with liss brother and John
W. Robinson as partners, ami opened
branch stores at Brandon, Canton,
Morton and Newton. I ti 1852 ho
entered thc cotton commission busi
ness iu New Orleans, retaining Iiis
plantation ami conn try store interests
until 18G0, when he sold them.
In person Col. Richardson was of
comiiiaudiie: presence, over ?ix feet in
height and stout in proportion. In Iiis
domestic life lie was fortunate and
happy, and he leaves behind him a
widow, four sons und a daughter.
Atlanta Mouthe Open.
Six months ago wo had no demand for
B. II. B., hut now our i ct,u ? demand is such
that we arc forced to buy in gross lots. We.
attribute tho rapid ;MK! enormous demand
to the comparative sbv and price of lt. H. II.
(being large bottles for tn, and its posi
tive merit. It sell? well ?mi gives our cus
tomers entire satisfaction. Our sales have
Increased 500 per cent, within a few months.
per Fred B. Palmer, M. D.
ATLANTA, Suno 12, ISfW.
During the psst few months l hare given
R. H. II. severe tests In thc cue of Rlood
Diseases, and unhesitatingly pronounce it
a safe, sure, harmless and speedy Rlood
Purifier, fully meriting tho confidence ?if
the publie, My customers are delighted
with Its effects, and tho demand ha? so
wonderfully increased that I have been
compelled to buy by th? gross, as lt is the
BEST selling blood remedy I hand o.
# W. A. tin A it AM, Druggist.
-A disastrous cyclono passed over
thc middlo counties of England last
week. Thc railway station at Strat
ford-upon-Avon was unroofed and
traffic on the lines of tho railroad was
stoppet! for soi.it! time. A number of
building cranes wore blown over at
Wednesbnry and tvo person killed at
that place. Report from all sections
traversed by the cyclone say that
trees were uprooted, houses unroofed
and damages of other sorts sustained.
ADVTOB TO MOTHBHS.
MM. WIKSMW'S SOOTS'**} Sraor shoo kl al*
wars bs) paso fer children teething. It. soot lies
tbs eblld, softens the gums, allays au pata,
?ores wlttd celie and Is tho beta remedy for
?.arr acas. Twenty-irs oents s bottlo
< ? > . H l'.MUtr.it UH ATK1W GO IN.
The ltegent Park Ij?ke? tho :...?. of An
other Accident-No UT?I Lost, Owing tu
the Shallow Wutcr-IntoiiKO Kxi-1 lemont
What might bave preved (o have
buena most serious disaster accident,
rivalling the disaster of 1867, occurred
on the lOih inst, in Regent's Park,
London. The weather was delightful,
thong i a thaw had set in, ami tho laked
in ihu parks wereerowded with ?katers
who have bad a "royal lime" of it
during tho recent severe weather
throughout Great Britain, A? ilion?
was a prospect (hat a I haw would soon
put an end to tho sport, an unusual
number of persons were enjoying
themselves on tlie iee. Suddenly there
waa a series ol loud, cracking reports,
ami the ico on one of tho ponds gave
way and at least a hundred men,
women and children were submergea
in the chilling water beneath. A cry
ofliorroraro.se from the vast throng
of people Oil tho ice and in thu neigh
borhood of thc lakes, whilo those who
were lucky enough to escapo made a
hasty scramble tor thc shore.' Thc
"life-savers" and police, assisted by
hundreds of volunteers, soon pullet!
out tho drenched pleasure-set ker?
from amid the slabs ol' floating ice.
Women and children naturally suffered
thu most Iroin their involuntary cold
bath, but up to thc present, thanks lo
tho fact that the water was not very
deop, no serious results bane been re
ported. Intense excitement prevailed
throughout London when thc news ol'
lim accident was spread throughout
thc eily, mimv recalling thc fatal lodi
of January, 1867, when, in thc same
park, at least two bundled people
were suddenly submeigcd through thc
breaking of thc ice, forty-one of whom
Previous to thc calamity of 1807
lhere were a long scries of isolai od
accidents on thc icc, which did not
seem to have put thc authorities upon
their guard, which was crowned by
one ol' fearful magnitude The icemen
hud openly expressed opinions thal
the icc was unsafe, being formed
chiefly of melted snow, yet about ooo
skaters were permitted to exercise
upon it on tho afternoon in question,
and over two thousand people watched
I heir grace lb I movements with pleasure.
Suddenly, and without any warning,
the ice at the sides gave way and in a
few seconds llie entire sheet split up
into fragments a few yard- square.
A general rush was made to tho banks,
winch, unfortunately, broke up tho
soft ice into smaller pieces. Scores ol
skaters who had been enjoying them?
selves on its surface slipped down be
tween the pieces and appeared to bo
at once Bucked under thc icc. A few,
with great presence ol' mind, threw
themselves Hat upon tho surface ol
I he broken icc, and thus preserved
their own lives ami were instrumental
in saving others. As it was, at least
200 persons were at one limo strug
gling in thc water and uttering heart?
rending appeals for assistance. Thc
ice-mo ii on duty, assisted by hundreds
of spectators and the police, did their
best to drag people to land, but in thc
excitement of the first moments' sur
prise many went down never to risc
to the surface again alive, the slabs ol
broken ice floating on top of their
struggling forms. Men, women and
ahilaren were seen clinging to the
edtfes of tho broken ice, shouting foi
insistence, which those who witnessed
their suflorings were powerless b;
render, and in a brief time, chilled and
benumbed, sank with a lew faint
waves above the water. A strong
force of police was soon on tlie spoi
and rendered great service in pre
serving order and permitting system
atic eflbrtstobc mad J for recovering thc
bodies. Thc number drowned was
tl ii it 11 y found to be forty-one, and thc
calamity threw a feeling of sadpes?
over tho entire metropolis. After this
event thc newspapers were crowded
willi communications suggesting plain
fol' preventing the recurrei.ee of sued
a disaster, among them being the fill
ing up of tho lakes to a certain depth,
thc latter suggestion, being acted upon
shortly afterwards, and it. is doubltest
due to this (iud that no lives wore losi
by the recent catastrophe.
Regent's Park is situated ?ii th'
northern portion ot London, and
covers an area of 470 acres, occupying
the site of Marylebone Park, which ii
the time of Queen Elizabeth was nset
as a hunting ground. Regent's Pari
owes its preservation to the iulciitioi
of George III. to erect a royal palace
within ils grounds. Thc Park con
tains the iraniens of the Zool?gica
Society ami of thc Royal Bot?nica
Society, as well as tho grounds of ti
lbw privait; villas. In summer timi
t tic northern half of the park Isdovotct
to cricket, and in the soothest cornel
there is a flower garden (d' authjur
design. Thc Artificial like, the scent
of thc late accident, is situated in Hu
southwest portion of thc park.
.FOHN SH KUM AN KKKKTKl).
Nine I il ium i nt h of th? Ohio lions?' I n
Heated i?n?l their I'lncen Killed with Rc
The Committee on Privileges am
Elections in Ibo Ohio House of Hep
reseiilatives reported a resolution t?
ii 11 - ? ? : 11 thc nine Democratic, member!
from Hamilton county. Thc r?solu
Hon was amended ?o as :<> piovide thai
a henririg bo accorded to the unseated
members, It was then adopted mulei
a call of tho previous question, and
tho seats were thereupon dec'urcd
vacant, amid the greatest confusion.
The nine Republican members cann
forward and wero sworn in by thc
Speaker. They were cheered by thc
Republicans and were jeered at by Hie
Democrats. Tho Speaker ordered thc
unseated Democratic members to turn
over tho keys of their desks.
Each branch of the Legislature voted
separately on a candidate for Un ted
States Senator on tho 13th. in thc
Senate Thurman received twenty votcB
and Sherman seventeen - a Democratic
majority of three. In thc HonsoThur
man received forty-one votes and six
ty-seven a Republican ma'ority o
twenty-six. At noon tho Legislatnro
voted in joint convention for a Sena
tor, and John Sherman was of course
-Last Wednesday tho salos of post
age stamp", postal cards and stamped
euvelopos reported to tho Post?nico
Department an being issued to post
masters was the largest yet made. Tho
sales amounted to $8f>V?t?O. There
were over 6,000,000 postal cards and
40.000,000 sumps included In these
-??In 1883," writes John Boy'e
O'Reillv, "I predict, tho legislative
stage of the Irish question will have
arrived; and the union with England,
which shall (hm have curse I Ireland
(or nine-tenths of a coi.LT,rv, will be
eil \ I I A M) AN1> THE SENATE.
Trouble in . winu llctwocn the rtealdent
?ml th? l'i>|icr If iiuno of Congre**.
(?S/w'".' Dispatch to the Neu? and Courier.)
WASIIINUTON, January 14. - Tho
Democratic Senators this evening held
an Informal conlorenoe and designated
thrco of their number to call upon the
President fer thc purpose of ascertain
ing his position respecting the remov
als hu has made, and what course ho
expects Ids party friends in tho Senate
to pursue. This sicp luis been brought
about by the determined and continu
ed opposition, by the Republican ma
jority, to nil nominations made to va
cancies occasioned by suspension.
I Inri ng the past, week scvorul ex
citing scenes have been enacted in tho
executive sessions of thc Senate over
certuin nominations that carno up for
consideration. The Republicans bav
in", made an effort to wring certain
confessions from thc beads of depart
ments regarding certain appointments
ami failed, now declare that they will
refuse to confirm any ono nominated
in placo of a suspended Republican
unless they secure the desired informa
tion. They have held a caucus also.
Th?> President's Position.
WASHINGTON, January 14.-The
statement that President Cleveland luis
determined that, no answers shall be
civen to requests from thc Senate for
information as to reasons for removals
or suspensions from office is authorita
tively denied. No such request has
yet hecn addressed to the President hy
the Senate. Several communication?
were sent to tho chairmen of Senate
committees to-day from various ex
ecutive departments in response to tho
requests for information as to thc rea
sons for suspensions or removals and
appointments. In each case it was
stated that thc department hud no in
formation as to the President's reason
for the suspension or removal Which
was thc subject of inquiry. Thc pa
nel's transmitted relate solely to the
tit ness ot'appointees and say nothing
about the character or qualifications of
the officials displaced. No issi has
yet been raised with the President on
this subject, lt is further learned that
thc President as yet has cither ex
pressed nor formed any determination
as to what he wilt do in case a possible
issue is raised.
ACTi OF THE I.KGISI.ATl'KE.
S U.KS OK REAL ESTATE.
AN ACT to amend the laws as to the Sale
of beal Estate adjusted to be sold.
SkCTION 1. lie it enacted Uv the Sen
ate and House of Representatives of
thc State of South Carolina, now met
ami sitting in General Assembly, and
by the authority of thc fame: That
whenever real estate ls adjudged to be
sold by a Master, such sale may take
place by consent ot thc parties to thc
cause, or their attorneys, or, when in
fants arc [janies, by the consent of ?bc
guardians ad I item sf such infants, or
their attorneys, in any county which
the ( Joill't may direct.
SKO. 2. That all such sales heretofore
made, sm) otherwise valid, are hereby
? LAIMS rou IMPROVEMENTS.
AN ACT to authorize defendants In actions
to recover land to set up a Claim for Im
Be it enacted by thc Senate and
' House of Representatives of thc Stato
' of South Carolina, now met and sit*
! i?HST iii General Assembly, and by thc
' nullan ?ty of thc same :
SECTION 1. That III any action herc?
: after brought, or now pending, and
which has not been beard, for the re
covery of lands and tenements, wheth
er Mich action bc denominated legal or
! ?quitable, thc defendant who may have
; made improvements or betterments on
such land, believing at thc time he
1 makes such improvements or better
I lucius that his title thereto was good
' in fee shall be allowed to set up Iiis
1 answer a claim against thc phiialif? for
1 so Hinch money as t be laud has been
increased in vainc in consequence of the
improvements so made.
A JOINT R?SOLUTION proposing an Amend?
ment to Section 1 and .'>, Article II, of
the Constitution of the State of South
! Carolina, relating to tho Enumeration of
1 the Inhabitants Of the State.
? Article II of the Constitution shall
I tie so amended that hereafter, in pince
ol'Sections 4 and ? of said article, the
? following shall be substituted and
known ns Section 4, to wit:
. "SECTION 4. Thc House of Itetrc
I sentatives shall consist of one hundred
I and twenty-lour members, to bo ap
. portioned among the several counties
. according io the number of inhabitants
j contai ned in each. Au enumeration
. of the inhabitants for this purpose
, shall be made in eighteen hundred and
i ninety-one, ami shall bo made in thc
. course ol every tenth year thereafter,
in such manner as shall bc by law di
rected : Provided, that tho General
Assembly may at any time in its dis
cretion adopt tho immediately pre?
. ceding United States census as a true
. mid Correct enumeration of thoinhab
liants ol (hoseveral counties, and make
. the apportionment and assignment of
Representatives among the several
counties according to said enumeration :
' provided, however, this umendmcnt
-hall not prevent tho General Assem
' bly from providing for an enumeration
ami apportionment prior to 1891, in
thc manner now provided for by law."
I JUDGES OF PROBATE.
I JOINT RESOLUTION to amend Section 20,
Article IV, of thc Constitution of this
, Mate, hy making the term of office of
the Judge of the Probate Court four
' years Instead of two years.
1 lie it enacted by thc Senate and
House of Representatives of the Stato
of South Carolina, now met and sitting
in General Assembly, and by tho an*
I thority of the sume:
, SECTION l.That the following amend?
| inent to thc Constitution of i he Stato
be submitted to tho qualified electors
, of thc Stato at the next general elec
tion, and if a mojority of tho electors
qualified to vote for members of the
(Jouerai Assembly voting thereon shall
volo in favor of such amendment, and
two-thirds of each branch of tho next
(.curial Assembly shall, after such
election niel before another, ratify the
said amendment by yeas ami nays, it
shall lie. a part of t he ( '-ci tit ut ion, to
wit: That Section 20, Articlo IV, of
thc Constitution be amended by strik
ing out the word "two" on the last
lino of said section, and inserting in
lieu thereof tho word "four." So that
thc section when ainonded will read
as follows: A Conrt of Probate shall
be established in each county, with
jurisdiction in all matters testamentary
and of administration, and in business
appertaining lo minors and the allot
ment of dower, and in oases of idiocy
ai>d lunacy, and persons non compos
menti?. Tho Judge of said Court
.hall bc elooted by tho qualified elec
tors of tho respective counties for (he
toi m vf fynr years.
M?m 8??? ??f??ft??
(tKSKUAI, MV WS IT K MS.
Vnct* ot lutercat, Gathered fru?a Various
-Tho outlook for homo rulo la not
so bright in Ireland.
-The thermometer in Atlanta, Ga.,
was below tero last weok.
-There is imminent danger of a
water famine in Cleveland, O.
-On Thursday lost navigation on
tho James river was entirely stooped.
-The new British Parliament is to
meet on Thursday of tho pr?tent week.
- Kidson Hall block, ia Macon, Ga.,
was burnt last week. Loss $75,000;
-There are nineteen foroign born
members of presold National House of
-Thc Chin?se laborers aro being
supplemented by white men in Sacra
-Minnie Dishner, Nebraska's ..sleep
ing- beauty," lias come to after a sleep
of seventy days.
-Thc fashionable young man of the
cold Northwest wears a tall silk bat
and velvet ear muftlors.
-Tho office of tho Western Union
Telegraph at Marion, Ala., was burn
ed with all its contents on Sunday last.
-Wm. West, of Edgeflold, lost his
cotton house and nine bales of cotton
by fire last week.
-Klmoro Ganter and bis three
monthn-old child were buried on thc
same day in Bntesburg last week.
-Phil Collum, colored, killed hi?
daughter Hattie in Kdgelleld by thc
accidental discharge of his gun.
-Jesse Yarborough had his leg
broken by a piece of timber falling on
it while digging a well in Lancaster.
-Thc house of tlic Kev. C. Lee, ol
Spartanburg, was burnt by an acci
dental fire; loss covered by insurance.
-M. De vc! le, tho now French min
ister of agriculture, never saw t
plough, so they say.
-In New York city within thc lasl
twenty years lhere havo been bul
tlllrtj-lilliO deaths from hydrophobia
-Tho proceedings by thc Govern
mont against western eattlo OW tieri
for fencing public laud will bc pushed
-Thc dwelling of Mis. I). WU
Hams, of Oiangeburg, was burnt
with thu entire contents, a few night
- Scipio Seabrook, ?MI old citizen o
Charleston, was run over and badil
burt by a car of tho Enterprise Hail"
- Mrs. ('athanan Tassai, an ngei
resident of Charleston, died on la?
Wednesday from being accidenta!!;
burnt, the day before.
-Mrs. Louisa Kiddle, of Laneastci
tripped on tho iee and fractured be
right arm near the shoulder and brok
her collar bone.
- While on a rabbit bant in Nort
Carolina last week, Tom Mowery wu
accidentally killed. His heud was she
irom his body.
- A washerwoman and her chi ld rei
named Duubrisky, living in Nei
York citv, recently fell heir to $150
000 or $200,000.
-The State of Texas ls coverc
with snow and dead cnttle are to I
found in every direction Tho catt
mon will suffer heavily.
-The Powers have summoned Sc
via, Bulgaria and Greece to disart
promising them thnt Turkey will fi
low their example.
- Prince Bismarck is the first Pr
lestant that has ever received tl
decoration of the Order of Christ. Tl
badge is worth ?G00.
- Sir Walter Haleigh's original 1
bacco pipe, which excited the dinga
of Queen Klizaoeth, was sold recent
at au auction in Loudon.
-Mr. Barnum has bought Alice, t
widow of Jumbo. Alice has been i
object of interest to little Londoners
tho Zoo for many years.
-The editors of several newspapo
of the City of Mexico have been ii
prisoned for making libelous attie:
on the authorities.
-A little boy named Floyd fell in
the race nt the Camperdown Mills
Greenville during the freezing weath
and narrowly escaped drowning.
-On account of ice blockading t
tunnels travel on tho Western Nor
Carolina Kailroad between Sa'.Lbu
and Asheville was for several ds
- President Grcvy has signed
decree granting ainncMy to porso
convicted of political offenses sill
1870, and reducing sentences of mai
offenders agaii 8 thc common law.
-J; W. Honduran! a prominent c
izcu of Staunton, Va., was d?capit?t
last Thursday at Goshen by a Chet
peake and Ohio train. Ilia head a
ono arin were severed from the bod;
-The rush of negroes hninigrati
from thc Ooldsbnro section of Noi
Carolina to tho Georgia turpentl
districts continues. From ono to th:
car loads leave every day.
- Hannah Edward?, an old coloi
woman residing at the junction of
South Carolina and Charleston Si :
vaunah Kailronds, was burnt to dei
-A negro child was burnt lo de
in Spartanburg by its clothing takl
fire, and Mr. Steve Camp had his hal
badly burnt while endeavoring to <
tinguish thc flames.
- Gross carelessness unused thc de
of an engineer and three firemen
two freight trains on tke Haltim
and Ohio Hailroad, hear Coba
Mich., on Thursday.
-The farmers in Wales are derna
lng n permanent reduction of twen
five per cent, in rent?, fixity of toni
and compensation tor making I
provemonts on their holdings.
-Bradlaugh has been sworn in a
member of Parliament. Some <
truthfully says: "Now that he ls
longer a martyr, Mr. Bradlaugh \
also cease to bo a nuisance."
-A call wat issued last week for I
fourth annual convention of the c
zens' law aud order leagues of
United States, to be held in Clncinn
on the 22nd February.
fe Co.'s book-keeper, arrested I
crookedness, causing the firm's fallu
has found a defense. Ho lout mon
to one of the firm, which has not ;
-The London Daily Telegraph si
the government will introduce a I
In Parliament abolishing the office
Viceroy of Ireland. It is knowle?!
ef this fact that induces the Earl
Canarvan to resign.
-Secretary Lamar ha? sent to i
! Attorney-General a oommunlustl
expressing the opinion that suit shot
be brongbt In the name of the Unti
nun l?iartflirriii mmWtiMmimm^jM^tp? m nm
Staion to test tho validity of Hell's
original telephone patent.
-Irapahoo Indians have beon (tent
to tho penitentiary for ono year for
killing cattle in tho mountains. It is
admitted that tho act was committed
that they and their families might be
saved from starvation.
-Tho Duke of Westminster, in a
recent speech at Chester, said ho de
plored tlic fuel that Parnell had de
luded Ireland. Tho British right arm
ho declared, was still powerful and
England would never grant home rule
-Tho New York health department
last veer condemned and destroyed
795,410 pounds of meat and fish, 216,
000 pounds of fruit, 37,905 pounds ot
canned goods, 72,700 pounds of candy,
and large quantities of other kinds of
-A boiler in tho basement of St.
Mary's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne,
Ind.', exploded, killing the engineer.
Anthony Evans, and a little school
girl, and entirely wrecking (ho edifico.
The clergy man's residence was badly
wrecked ; loss about $05,000.
-A special dispatcli from Leaven
worth, Kansas, says it has been learn
ed that Attorney Gencrul Hrudibrd
has begun quo warranta proceedings
in tho State Supremo Court against the
county attornev, mayor and other city
ofne.ors, charging them with hoing in
collusion with whiskey sellers.
- Stephen McPherson, colored, who,
lu November last, struck Robert J.
Cook, business manager of thc Pnila
delphia Press, with a hatchet, was
convicted last week of tho charge of
assault and han cry with intent to kill
and sentenced to imprisonment for six
years and six months.
-Tho Ryan boys, of Newark, N. J.,
who were taken to Paris to I:o treated
by Dr. Pasteur for hydrophobia, ar
rived at New York last Thursday by
tho French steamer Canada. Thc
boys look thc picture of health. The
treatment of Dr. Pasteur is bot loved to
have (diceted an absoluto cure.
-State Veterinary Surgeon bridges,
of Pennsylvania, wont to Lancaster
lafd Thursday and visited (Ince herds
of cattle affected with plctiro-pncu
monia. Eleven head wcro killed after
being appraised. Tho disease is rc
ported in two other herds in thc coun
ty and is spreading.
-A special from Deming, N. M.,
says: ,JA gentleman who is con
nected with the Territorial Govern
ment affairs is authority for the state
ment tlint tho Territorial Government
is actually negotiating willi Cel. Bay
lor, of Texas, a great Indian lighter, to
raise a body of rangers to come into
Now Mexico mid exterminate tho mur
-Serious volcanic dist tu bancos have
occurred near Guayaquil in tho last
f w days. There have been at differ
ent places showers of earth and ashes
accompanied by loud rumblings. The
Cotapaxi volcano is supposed to be in
eruption. Thc real stale of tho moun
tain is unknown, owing to the inter-1
rnption of the telegraph. Slight i
shocks of earthquake have also been
A Dlnigufttcd Florida Colony.
Of the one hundred colonists from
Scotland who were induced hy glow
ing proluiscs of fertile lands and bir
fortunes in thc southwestern section of
Florida to emigrate lo that place last
November not one is contented in his
new home. Thc place selected for the
founding of the colony is Sara Sota,
the land at which has boon found lo
consist of white saud, and is not in
any rcs|>ect up to what it was war
ranted to bc by the circulars and pros
pectuses, furnished thc immigrants.
One of the colonists on his way back
to Scotland stopped over in Savannah
a day or two and told a doleful story
of his experience and that of the oilier
members of the party. Ho ascribes
the mistake of his associates lo a too
ready acccptauco of roseate colored
descriptions contained in the circulars
sent out by thc promoters of the
scheme lie blames tho agent for not
riving tho colonists a correct idea of
what they had ta expect, and thinks
that tho wiso thing for colonists to do
before leaving comfortable homes for
a new country is to send an agent of
their own chosing to telect u location
and arrange for accommodation. Most
of the colonists have determined lo
return to their own country.
Tho Buceeaa* sta Atin?la Article
hast Achieved In the Lone
"Wt I.ITO aud Permit Ot ur rn to E*l?t."
DEXTKU, TEXAS, March 15, 188.V
IJl.oon BALM CO. : It is a great pleasure
to us to statt; to you that your 1). B. lb
takes the load of all blom! purlticH In this
country, on account of the cures it hus
effected since we have handled lt. We had
a case of scrofula bi our neighborhood, of
long standing, who had used all liaient
medicine* which were recommended to
him; beside? this, he als-* had several doc
tors attending him, but everything failed
to effect any good. He grew wur.se every
day, and had not loft his bed for the last
six months. We had seen him several
times lu our little town, though lt lias been
more than fifteen months since we last saw
him, and we suppose this was the last time
lie was sble to ?onie, to town, as he lives
about eight miles in thu country. Ills
name Is Servonka, and we got a nelahbor
of his to persuade him to try H. II. ir, and
after using only ONE norn.E he left his
bcd fm thc first time In six months.
To tlie present tims he has used less
than three bottles, and he ls walking
around visiting Ids friends In the neighbor
hood. Ho has gained strength and flesh
rapidly. All scrofulous sores aro healing
finely, and you never saw a happier man
than ne ls. Nearly everybody for miles
around has heard of this wonderful cure,
and ail who need a blood remedy call for
the H. H. Ii.
We had a cane of nasal catarrh In our
own family (a little girl of four years old),
who hau been using lt. B. B. for about two
weeks, and already seems to hr shout well.
We have onlv three bottles left, and
want you to ship us six dozen bottles.
We take pleasure in recommending
B. D. D. as a medicine worthy of th? entire
confidence of the public, (ts action ls
more rapid than any blood remedy we ever
bandied. LIKDTKK HltOS.
Did you Sup
pose Mustang Liniment only food
for horse?. It to for ioftamma
tlon of ftli a tah.
POR COUGHS AND CROUP UM
3MC XJ Hi XJ HG31 TXT -
Ta? ?wee? in?, M galhortd from ? li ?.> of lb* HM ??roe,
Crowing aloag lb? loill ?Ue?m, lo the Booth rr? Stat**,
ronni nt a lUntliMni ?ipaeloreot prlnelpl? thal IOOMHI
lb? phUipo prodoeleg lb? ?erlr morning tooth, ?na ?Urna
Ut?? the ?hlU lo throw uff lb? flit? n>?mbr?o? In troup and
whoeplogooaib. When combined with lb? heeling mool
lejluooi iwlaelple I? tb? mullein plant ?f lb? ?ld (UM*, pro
..?wi la TiTtoa e Canotli Hi'iinr of ?.wier QDH ???
M o UL ai M eb? naeet known remedy far Coae.be, Croup,
Whneplng-C?ae,b and CoaenmpkUn : and eo peLuble, any
eblld (e pl?ae?d to HVe ll. AM roer drnrttet for li, Prto?,
t?*. ?n I SI. WAXTKR A, TATLOH, Atlaata, Qa.
Ute UR. BIOOKKS' H U C R I? UK K H V CO KD! AT, Rx
Marrboea. Djaeaeer/ and Children Toelblog. fe? ?al? bf
25 YEARS IN USE.
Tho Qroatott Medical ?rhi*nph of th? Ago!
8YNIPTOIY18 OF A
I.oaeornppctltc, lleetvola coallvc, Pain In
tb? hoad, >\ li ii n. dull ncnaatlon In tho
bach pnrt, Pnln antler the eiliouldcr
blade, Fa 11 nena nftcr oat Intr, TT Ith rx dis
inclination to exertion of body or mind,
Irritability of temper, LOTT nplrita, with
a foollnir of havlnar neglected nome daty,
Wmrliirn, Dlr.r.luoas, Fl n tieri mr at tho
Henri, Dota before tho oyo?, llcndaoho
nv ft- the riant oyo. Ueatloaaneaa, with
fltfal drontna, Highly colored I ri nc, and
TTJTT'i 1*1 I.I.8 aro especially adapted
te anon onn ?, ono tloso cflocta auch n>
rhntiRf of fooling AH to ?.?ir>nl?l? tho miterer.
They Inereme ?he Ap|ictlt*,an<l mino tho
body to Take on FUelt. tutu (ho Metern I?
monrlahetl. anet by ih'ir Tonic Action on
tho I'luoftU ve Ot ami?, I tc? II lor N toola nro
TUTTS HAIR DYE.
GHAT IlAtn or WHIRKEHB chungad to n
OLOSBT BLACK liy a SIIIRIC application of
thia Dre. It Imparts a natural color, acia
lnstantannoualy. Sold by Druggist* i 6?
sent by express on receipt of Si.
Vfloe, 44 Murray St., Now York.
InfheTOnO growing Counlrios of Europe,
Ills composed of the roost approved
which are introduced into a pure
generous Wino. Tho very (most
heilig ?ls nieclicalbAsis.iti.i confidoncllv
recommended aa a cure and preventive ot
FEVER AND AGUE ,
and all other disensos nrigi'natiui* from
For purifying tho
imdimprovinfj thc Secretions.CTiroma.
Rheumatism, Olo o dpoison in ?,."? certain
cure for Dyspepsia, Cramp in the stomach,
an immediate relief for Oysentry.Colio.
Cholera-morhus and kindred diseases,
GsnoralWeaknees.Nervous and Mantal
Oobility, a souvcroign remedy for Liver
Complaint.and diseases of the Kidnios,?n
excellent appetizer, arida
without a rival*.?
in short) ror invigorating all the functions
of the system, it is unequalled.
-JD O SE -
A small Wine glass f ull.thrce times a day.
Sold by all Druggists and dealers generally.
TOPAZ CINCHONA CORDIAL CO
Soi* J5-opn$:om>?. Mamifncturtrt.
SPAT? TAN 13 Uli Q. S.C.
Price per Bottle S 1.00
Th? demand for lb* Improead M ABO? A MAMU*
CIA HO? ls ?ow eo larva thal a ??conti addition to th*
factory hal bacome Imperativ*. Do not require one.
qaarUr m oe h tuning a* llano* on Ute prsvalliuj
tr.re?t-pln ayntein. Conetilt Catalogue. fro?.
100 Style? ot ORGAN*, iSJ to tOOO. Fur Caib, E*?y
PaymenU, or Healed.
Mason ft Hamlin Organ and Plano Co.,
KKW YORK ; BOSTON | CMCAOO.
Tlie Soluble <luann is a'highly concentr?t
Grade Fertilizer for all crop-t.
ASM I.KY COTTON AND CORN COMI
two crops and nlSO largely used hy tile True
ASHLEY ASH F.LKMKNT.-A very chi
tilizcr for Cutten, Corn and Small (?rain Ci
ASHLEY DISSOLVED BONEj ASHLI
Grades-for une alone mid in Compost bea]
For Terms, Directions, Testimonials, and
publications of thu Company, address
THE ASHLEY P1I081
A Clear Skin
is only a part of beauty;
but it is a part. Every lady
may have it ; at least, what
looks like it. Magnolia
Balm both freshens and
Pianos anil Organs
WORLD'S BKST MAKERS,
FACTORY PRICES ON THE EASIEST
TERMS OK PAYMENT.
BIQHT (IRANI) MAKERS AND OVER
THREE HUNDRED STYLES TO
MASON A HAMLIN,
RENT Sc ARION.
MASON & HAMLIN,
mid RAY STATE.
Pianos and Organs delivered, freight
paid, to nil railroad points South. Fifteen
days' trial and freight botli ways lt not
fc?f~Order and test In your own homes.
COLUMBIA MUSIC HOUSE,
LUDDEN <fc BATES' S. M. H.
N. W. TRUMP, Manager,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
An infallible specific for
all the disc asea peculiar
to woman, such as pain
ful or Suppressed Men
struation, Falling of tho
Womb, Leucorrlioa or
CHANGE of LIFE.
If taken during thUcrlti
cal period, ?reat suffering
and danger can be entire
Send for our book containing valuable
Information for women, lt will be mailed
free to applicants.
TUE BUADKIKI.D ItKOUtiATOR Co.,
Box ?H, Atlanta, (la.
Sold by all druggists.
PLAID SHAWL GIVEN AWAY\
Through i lie tallurt of a Urge manu
facturer of Cashmere Tattern Pring?
li?t com?) Into our hand?
?.I,:??., nt nf riakl
, perfett good,, which ve
[?foj.i.c loixrunt loth? I?,Ut. la
Ina following manner: Scn.lv? oe;
cr mi for 0 maa. "'ur notion lo
Korra and Hoi? old. alaine
i W Mfi ihuiiraied baMV,devoted
kio '-'atm and lloutenotd topic?.
IStorle? and general mltcellany.
land we will tend you one of Ihaaa,
?UaMlir.l .kania ?alt l.y mall
hpaid, or we will tend < thawla
\ mliv rinlloni lo one addie,, foe
_i.o> Satlafaotlon jruare.nl?ad
or money refunded. Ad dr cia
FA nat ANO II0l.'Si:il01,l>. H.. 4/. Hurt ford.lona..
too??. Aewittocni?. NotexpfoulT*. Thri
ed Aninioniated (iuano, a complete High
"ODND - A complete Fertilizer for these
ikers near Charleston for vegetables, etc.
?ap ami excellent Non-Aimnonlaled Fer
rop?, and also for Fruit Trees, Grape
ET ACID PHOSPHATE, of vory High
for tho various attractive and instructive
P?ATK CO., Charleston, 8. C.