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LAI KENS C. LIM S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1886.
big job of Clothing
FAIR BUT FRAIL.
A PATHETIC CASE IN AUGUSTA
TllO Sud Misstep ul" MISH (Jeitiude
Mlxaoil, a l*rclfy anil Woll IMucalnl
ynun g i,inly Barnwell County, s. C.
- Slio Steals A Diamond l'.ju?nnd a
Gold Watch? Th? Manilo??w iharlly.
From tho Augusta Chronicle of Sunday.
Several days ugo the Chronicle
contained an account of Mrs. Hen
ry Hicks being robbed of a hand
some (duster diamond ring valued
at $500. and a gold watch worth
$200. The jewelers were not i lied
anti ii description ol'thc stolen jew
els given them.
Yesterday nflernoon .e sequel
of the affair threw a number of
Broad street people into a ripple
of excitement and furnished police
headquarters with one of the most \
Startling cases that luis been pine- '
ed on the hooks for many days. A
young lady, attired in deep mourn
ing, entered the jewelry store of
Mr. .1 li. Peary. Sim was very
pretty and did not appear to be i
more than 17 yours of ago. she of- 1
fered to Mr. Curtis, who waited on
her, a large cluster diamond ring to
pawn it for $50, saying slio needed
money. Mr. Curtis said ho was
sorry lie could not accommodate
ber Sim left, but was followed
down Broad street by him until he
leached Policecommfosionci Muru
bergers place of business, when tho
latter was told of tho circumstance.
Sergeant Bowers then kept the
young lady in sight while police
headquarters was communicated
with. Lieutenants Unod and Des
monds hastened to Broad street,
but nothing could be done until
Mrs. Hicks was communicated,
It tums out that during tho lat
ter part of lust week, Miss Gertrude
MixSOIl ol Barnwell county caine
to Augusta, bringing with ber let
ters of introduction and recommen
dation fiann relatives arid friend
there. Ono of these was to a gen
tleman employed in a Broad street
store, and he, thinking that Mrs.
Hicks inic;ht desire the services of
a companion or (derk, sent .Mis
Mlx.wn to her,
Miss M i y son hud been given an
excellent education by her adop
ted parents, who aro In luther
straightened circumstances, and
on her return from boarding school
in Baltimore, she determined to
earn her own living and assist her
ftged parents. With this intention
?he ca i 0 to Augusta. Mrs. Hicks
was very sorry that she could not
offer the pretty applicant a home,
und ns the distance back to the city
was quite considerable, asked lici
to remain for dinner, ami showed
ber ernest to bur own room that she
mimili prepare ber toilet before
dining. Mrs. Hicks that afternoon
missed the articles ment ioma),
which were in a Jewelry casket on
tho bu nulli.
Win n Mrs. Hicks came down to
the city yesterday afternoon, at
the request of Lieutenant Hood, tho
young lady who bad offered llu
ring for sale was just then coming
out of a store and was pointed out
to her. She recognized lier at once
ns her caller of a week previous,
and a messenger wus sent lo over
take her and inform her that Mrs.
Hicks wanted to speak to lier.
When she arrived ut the vehicle
in Which Mrs. Hicks sat, she was
liskoil to get In, ami when she hesi
tated, Lieutenant Hood gently in
They then drove to police bead
(juators. Here Miss Mixson was
almost overcome when asked for
the ring. She denied having any
knowledge ol it, but on being as
sured that such assertions were
unavailing, as they know of ber
visit to the jeweler's, she opened
her purse and handed over the
missing ring. Thon she was asked
for the watch; tho same denials
were gone through and tho ?ame
persuasions made-that it would
mitigate tho offense to surrender
the articles. Finally sho dro\V the
missing WAteh from her bosom and
handed it 0?'or. Miss Mixson ba
boon in Aiken during thcjpitst week
and arrived lu the city yesterday
morning nt 11 o'clock.
Tho ease w na a particularly try
ing tine to all concerned in it, and
the hardest part remained yot to
lie done, for there was nt? other re
course than to commit this cultur
ed, sensitive young girl, for she is
no less, to tho gloomy recesses of
tho city Juli. There she wus tnken
lust evening, and as she passed un
der its portals, a shadow foll over
tho young Ufo that cannot be soon
[A augnsta Chronicle of Monday.
Tho story of the sad experience
Of Mils Gertrude Mixson of Barn
well county, H, C., was read with
regret by many good people in All?
gusta yesterday, and sim wus visit
ed at tho jail ty both ladies and
gentlemen. With offers of friendly
omi financial aid.
Tho Chronicle's acc. tint of the
I oin tn 1 incident aroused much
sympathy lu behalf of the poor girl,
which lesultod lu an organized
and successful effort to release ber
from her unfortunate situation.
In conveisntion with a Chronical
roporter yesterday afternoon Mis*
M xson made a plain statement of
her connections with the unfortu
nate affair, and did not attempt to
palliate tho offense by any exten
uating plea. Slie i Imply said that
lt w as a misstep taken in tho mids!
of temptation, and her only re
course w as to face tho shadows ami
build a bettor futuro upon tho ruins
of tho past.
Miss Mixson, through tho hindu
ness of ostimable Indies, has boon
given omploymomt whore she eau
lead an upright mid honorable lifo
and earn a competent livllihood.
Lot Christian people draw tho
manilo of charity over this dark
chapter in her young lifo.
Prob ?bit ion and Polities.
( Baptist Courier- >
Il is evident that there is a gen
eral movement to project tho ques
tion of prohibition into tho politics
of tho Southern states, ami the In
dications are that ii few extreme
prohibitionists in South Carolina
will unite in (hts movement. The
plain purpose ?s to begin tho organ
i/.atian of n third political parly,
and it is expected in some quarters
that all prohibitionists w ill help to
give life ami hoing to tills nonde
script. Possibly it w ill be attemp
ted to read out of the ranks stielt
prohibitionsts as nny dare oppose
tho beginnings of such a move
ment, for one we wish lo put on
record in tul vu nco our entire dis
sent from any stub proceeding.
South (ai roi i na can least alford to
.jeopardize its highest and truest j
interests by engaging in Ibo folly
of n third party organization. It
would imperil white supremacy,
and this is sufficient reason alone
on tvhieh to base our opposition, ns
the moral ami religious welfare of
of this State is best subserved by
the maintenance of honest, upright
gnvcrmciit, under tho control of,
Its liatiVC White people, nnd wc
have only to lecilll our past expo
liono to demonstrate tho truth <>f
assertion. Mut prohibition itself
cannot be advanced by Ibis menus,
for If it were successful ill defeat
ing tlio reigning party, ii could only
lit) SO through the agency of (hose
who would luiv?i other ends lo ac
complish, and who haver never yet
shown any devotion lo Hie princi
ples of prohibition. Power mid pelf
would be tin' idling motives, und
prohibition would 'oe the cat's paw
With Whiell I') lake the chCSIItltS
out of t he ii re. NVe have no leur
that this generation luis so far for
gotten the memories of a former
degradation, whose scars arc yet ti
blot upon our civilization, us thal
any considerable number of South
Uurlininn.H would engage in the
supremo madness of trying to help
tho CUllSt! of prohibition in this
way, Mut it is not impossible to
linil mell SO deluded ns to Impi
mi organization of tills sort would
ttchicvu success where other mens
ures have failed, We believe in
organization and at the proper
time, under favorable auspices, we
think it would be wiso to marshal
the temperance forces in thi< State
for tho one purpose of advancing
its interest^. To begin such gu or
ganization nt thc outset of a politi
cal campaign would Inevitably con
uco! its purposes with the cam
paign itself and to make a thorough
organization of townships and
counties would most likely project
the question immediately into pol-'
?tics, which would lie disastrous
and unfortui oto, iii our judgment.
Weare not an alarmist in any sense
of tho word, but wc feel that it is
opportune to say a word against the
introduction of unwise mensures!
for tho advaiiccinent of prohibition,
flood, true men may be led astray
I y plausible means, und it might
l>e an easy mutter to commit them
in some degree to the adoption of
wrong ??leus occasionally. Such
mistakes have been made, and
hence a warning voice at this time.
Tho Krowci'Courtei\ in Hie follow
ing oxtruel from its lust issue, giv
es expression to our views ex at Hy:
Temperance is net a political
question, but is simply a moral one.
We have supported it through thick
and thin-in adversity as well as
prosperity. We do not believe n
greater misfortune could happen
to tho tom porn nco movement binn
to lug it into politics. If it ls lo
timi its way into polities it will be
a COllVonlent bobby for second class
politicians lo ride ?tito oin co on,
ami w ?ll eventually fall to secure
tho blessings winch otherwise
might attend Its success, There
i s no room-- no necessity for n I bird
party of nny kind, mm ii less thc
one to control the prohibition ques
tion, Tho must ?I could do w ould
be to detent a great moral move
ment, instituted for the good of nil,
but sometime-, abused by its best
friends in their honest, laudable ef
forts to rftaho it successful.
The residence of J ll. W. Ste
veas,near Lancaster, was destroy
ed by lill incendiary lire Sund ty
morning, Moss about $2,000j no in
Biirnnce, Pho water was poured
out of tho buckets and rt barrel
Which was full Of Water hud been
turned over by (bo incemlnries in
order Unit tho lireinighl not 'oe ex
A con tom pora ry asks: "How
shall WOmon carry their purses to
frustrate thieves?" ..Why. carry
them empty. Nothing frustrates u
thief more than tnsnutch a woman's
purse, after following her haifa
mile, anti then find that it contains
nothing but a recipe for spicod
Iieacht * mid e faded photograph of
THE PROPOSED GRAND COMBINA
TION OF POUTICAL CLUBS.
CU AI HM AN COUDHItT.
Noni ,1 li ! m. AllOIlt lill) History of Buoll
Organisations-Tho tirent Good to II?
Acrompli-lwil l>y Co-O|>cruttoil - Now
Let livery Democrat Go to World
NEW YOHK, April 80.-Th?) young
Democrats of this city havo i nangu rat isl
a movouiont which la at onco so Blaiplo
and offoctlvo that
it must rapidly
It con tom platos
nothing less than
of all the young
Democrats of the
country in a con
geries of (dubs,
in a i n t a I liing a
t I o tl wit li each
O t li o r, and de
voted to Inquiry
and discussion that will lead to each and
every inombor hoing rooted and grounded
In tho bcd rock principles of tho faith.
This is the way tho D?mocratie, party in
the United States was originally organ
ized and gained its early victories; and
this system ls nil it lacks to chango proba
bility to tlc glorious certainty of an over
whelming victory in November next.
Political clubs are as old ns politics.
Originally, of course, they woro secret,
for there was no press and speech was not
free. Put nowadays only the business
management need bo a private affair, ami
the moro open tho discussions are the
botter for t ho count ry, for Into democrat io
principles havo such strength and merit
iu thom -elves that tho more they are dis
cussed tho moro firmly do tho plain and
commonsense people grasp thom. The
Young Men's Democratic clubs of New
York, Brooklyn and sonic other cit les call
Upon tho Voling mon elsewhere lo join
with thom for intelligent agitation in
favor of reduced taxation, an economical
administration of tho government, strict
Construction and rigid enforcement of nil
laws for tho protection of tho people
against ?.trusts" and corporations, a roser
vatioa of public lands for actual settlers
und trao civil service reform. Willi these
principles tho organized forces of Young
Democracy can break in pieces all who
oppose them and heat down Satan under
their lu :.
The history of tho first Democratic
clubs in this country is a good one to re
peat. When tho fathers framed tho con
stitution they said it (and not the private
notions of Adams or Hamilton) should bo
the supremo law of the land, and that it
should he strictly construed on this prin
cipio: Tho general government shall ox
ercis.i only such powers as arr granted hy
this constitution, and such as aro noces
r BU OIN IND uurcKiat.
CONO lt USAMAN M 'li IN XI!Y.
Bary to carry Into offoct the granted
powers; but "all other powers arc reserved
to tho . tat.-; respectively or tho people"
language could net be plainer Yet when
th - Federalists gained a majority In con
grOSS they proceeded to sot aside tho plain
limitations, mid insist that "congres, had
power to mnko any law which, in tho
opinion of tho majority, was good for tho
general wolfaro." '.General welfare'"
that unfathomable bog, to which all lines
of legislative usurpation tend, and which
has repeatedly threatened to swallow up
ihe reserved rights of the stales, the trial
hy jury mid freedom nf speech, mid nil t ho
Safeguards of tho citizen'II liberty Se iar
did tho Federalists go in their centralizing
gladness that they actually authorized
tho president to arrest at lils own dis
Crction and .send out of tho country
any foreigner whom bo .suspected of heilig
Unfriendly; and provided that any editor
or publisher who "ridiculed i ho prosidout"
Should he Imprisoned at the discretion of
a federal court of which tho judges were
appointed hy tho president I
Thomas JolTersou look nu appeal to tho
people and organized thc young Republi
cans of t hat day into clubs for t ho study
and BlippoH of the constitution. Joffcr
Bon had but lately returned from Franco
where tho revolution was in progress, BO
Ju ridicule Hie Federalists called lila clubs
"Jacobin-' cr "Democratic." Tho latter
nnme wan proudly accepted, and tho
Democratic chiba carried tho Jeffersonians
to victory In tho election of ItlOO. Lit
tin moro Ulan llireo scor.> years passed
away bo foro tho old Fi doral 1st i labu waa
revived-that tho president could arrest
und e .ile ; : will these whom Ills military
jos: \u QI IM v CU AUX KS OOlUiH.
J. V. MOIlltfftQN.
tribunals might deem fit objects-but lt
did not hist long, lt was too lato in tho
doy for tho A mei lean peoplo to submit to
that sort of thing. Now wo havo a now
Bot of evils, and the occasion ls ono that
calls for tho young Democrats to arouse,
organize und agitato for reform and lib
hi Ih? preliminary conference nt tho
UjlTuian house, hi thia city, several of
?lie brightest y ou? g Democrats of BOV?
r.'.l states wore present. From tho
Massachusetts duba carno Josiah Quiney
uni Harvey U. Collison; J. P. Morrison,
Clarence A. Aldrich, Samuel II. Bullock
aild others from Baltimore, while Charles
Ogdon, Uoorgo K. Baylor, 0. S. Mont
gomery nnd John W. Dougherty repre
sented tho ardent young Democracy of
Omaha. Congressman McKinney waa
present as a spectator at drat, but soon
got ail dicion tty interested to ninko a
snappy little speech. Mr. Ferdinand
Urttckor, of Bast Saginaw, Mich., was ono
of tho active now mon, now at least to
Now York. Frederick VV. Coudort waa
mudo chairman and John W, Dougherty,
of Omaha, secretary.
Thc discussions wore lively. New York
und Indianapolis were warmly urged os
the places fur holding t bo con void ion of
'.lillis; lint in memory of many old limo
Democratic victories organized nt Balti
more, that city was finally selected. Tho
conference indorsed President Clovoland,
and unanimously resolved that thu young
Democrats of tho nation should bo organ
ized to go in with a whoop.
ON THF BK INK OF SUICIDE.
Newberry*** Default i Hg I'ost
otliee Clerk Captured .lust
When young Haw kins, who rob
bed Hie New hurry postolllcc, w as
captured in New Orleans, tho fol
lowing letter was found Oil Ililli,
Ht! wns in u room in I hu < 'haime! le
I lot el, nuder (he name of .1 um; 1 la
"Nr.w Om,KANS, April L'I>, l.sss
"1 guess my lime is about up. 1
nm out of money, in tlisgrnee, des
pondent, in constant dread <>f ar
rest, und death ls the only remedy
1 can think of. I Udorf 1 take tills
Inst step, however I wish t?> give
some directions about the disposal
I of my body, und lo say n few words
I about myself.
"I nm .lohn Haw kins nf Newber
ry, S. C. My father, Hov. .1. I Inw
j kins, I). I>., a minister nf the Luth
eran church, I i v i s nt ll aiglet's, ( >r
angeburg ( 'minty, South Carolina.
: I le may be telegraphed lo at Or
iingchurg c. IL, S.O. lt ls not nec
essary to send my body home. I
I think ono of the Lutheran churches
of New Orleans will bury mo for
my father's sake, and ho will pay
tin.-ox penses of hie funeral, which
. must be very plain.
'.There ar?' some letters, two
photographs ami a diary in my
large valise, room ."> Chillmettc
? House, which I would like sent
home tu my motlier. l'or thc rest
t of w hat I have with 1110 it makes
: no difeaeiice what becomes ol it.
"If 1 could only soo 111v mother
now, and tell her all thill is within
my heart. The thought makes nie
i incapable of writing.''
When urti -ted be Wits lound to
I lie armed with ll Smith & Wesson
revolver, and had in his pocket r
tiud il money order for if-I OU on thc
1 Southern Lx press Company.
I lawk ?nv was taken bock to'New
herry on Saturday last carried be
fore United States Co'iiniisioner .1.
S. Ried, and admitted to bail in
the .sum of $2,000. Ile gave the
i bond without trouble. A prelimi
nary examination will possibly iso
J held on Thursday next.
It has been very cool for (he hist
few day sj some frost and tho cot
I on Just coming up looks 'sick,'and
gurdon truck greeny. We are nee
ding rain. When! and outs both
sude ri ug for water, especially
-pring oats. Cotton is coming lip,
.lessie K, Vance, tho son of Capt.
S W. Vaneo is now at home for a
i few days. Ile bus been attending
the school of Prof. Hodges nt < i reen
wood since January last, whore lil
lias taken a very high stand in bis
?lusses, making au average of 08
-I I out of a possible ino on elovon
We uro now feasting on Straw
berries and green peas at our
? We bail tho pleasure of seeing
Col. J. Wash Watti In our section
a few days ago. Tho Col. hus a
great immy friends through here,
whom il would delight to see him
elected ( 'h-rk ol'Court.
The Wadsworth Turniers club'
met at tho Wadsworth Academy
i on Saturday evening at throe
! o'clock. The meeting wu* very
plea-ant; the chili pltHSeR [rcsolll
! liol s endorsing the address of Ks
; cenlive committee of Canners is
I sued a few day s ngo Also reso
? bilious to support only candidates
for eitlier house ol' legislature w ho
are in fnvorof accepting the Clem
son bequest, and bidding a consti
tutional convention. Also resolu
tion lo utilize con viet labor on the
publie ronds, I hat is, convicts seilt
tencetl for a less term than t elvo
months, nml offenders sentenced to
Imprisonment by trial Justices,
subject for discussion for next mee
ting which will be on the I Ot li Mas
ut :i o'clock P. M.
We hnvo just hoard with deep
sorrow of tho (lentil of Mr. H. lt.
Hhikcly ut Clinton. Mr. IHukely
wns a high-toned, noble go itleniun.
A man who will be very much ink
sed and whose plaee will be hurd to
(HI in Clinton.
QUKRN VlCTOB?A might properly
be callo I "tho mother in-law of Eu
LAI KENS C. LIM S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1886.
big job of Clothing
public improvement, elsi?, in ibo
progress of the times, w'll ho left ill
tho cold. I will help in an humble
. way ns much as I can.
J. T. Johnston.-I .subscribed $:'>i)ii
once bo fore, but will now double
J. W. Todd.-Will give ut least
Capt. Albert Dial.-Am heartily
in favor of the plan.- and will sub
Dr. J, T. Pool.- Have practiced
medicine for 14 years in tho midst
of factories. ll ave subscribed to
several factories and got good pri
ces for my stock-. All tho factories
in Spa rta n burg that ' have been
properly manned lhavobeen a suc
cess. A factory at Laurens is bound
to bo a success If tho proper super
intendent and directors uro secur
ed. I Will take :?:!.".r)0 worth of
H. E. fi ray.-Wo must have a
factory. I will give at least ??00.
lt. C. Watts.-In favor tho facto
ry ami will give $1000.
J. H. Watts.-Will glvOiflOOO.
J. <>.<". Fleming-Think tho plan
perfectly practicable and will give
Orr, < ?wings <fc Dobo-lu for thc
factory. Will do a good part.
S. I. Todd Would nc glad to ?00 tl
factory here and may laka slo -k.
J, M. Robertson Don't know wini
Will become of the town without;
ft clo ry. Can't say bow mindi steel
I might take.
T. Robertson I see the Importanci
of a factory, ami will probnly taki
N. ll. Din- Weean have tho hie
tory and must have it. If Lauren
had throe li ve men we could gel ;
factory -Will give $1,(100.
TUM KINO SHOALS.
W. A. \V
There is no use "boating aron m
the st II m p" any longer. The fill'
mer- know, und I know loo, (hil
they are imposed upon hy sharper.*
and swindlers more than any ut hoi
ela-* of peuple. A Way back ill old
ell limes (ho farmer- had no largt
salaries lo pay lo state olllcers. Tin
salary was small and the otlicer
were few, then the laboring pcoph
could well alford to pay i: withoti
tl lg I ng deep down into their pockets
Roi HOW it lakes almost all the - ur
plus money that the farmer ha- t
pey these big salaries.
11 e may sweat, he may labor froil
the rising 'till Hie sotting of the SUN
hut it is all in vain, ho only gets ?
living, ami hardly that. The rc
maindcr of hi- wages must go fo
fn.r, to-pay these "big salaries.'
Cul them down, make them les
und thus lighten Hie bur len of th
Why can't lhe fin nier wear fin
clothes, drive lino stock, sit in th
-bade and talk, ami live SUIllptll
ously ? I'lo would bo able to do s
if he could only get a salary (roi
?1:2,000 to $8,000. $8000! Why if th
average farmer could bo able to gi
$200, he would be proud and illili
he was doing splendidly.
Rut these ollices must be lille
and a .-alary must bo paid lo cac
ollices, but w hy pay such an outr;
gOOUS OHO? Why give tin-cream i
your labor v
Will our future legislators legi
late upon this matter, and lesse
these large -alarie-'.' I hope so.
Rut the farmer is imposed upo
by other classes. In past ages th
preachers of Ibo gospel always di
their duty and required ll O moue;
All recompense thal they receiv e
was given them as the menibci
could spare it and saw lit to d<> s
They tilled the -nil for (heir livili
as their fellow fanners did, Till
did md s..y "you shall pay that, <
we will tum you out ofchtirc
No, they never did it and I reck?
they had about as nundi rcligh
ami lived as well as anyone.
The Doctors tull, in many i
stance moko ouormous charge-,
sometimes wonder ?why they a
not tho richest mea in tho worl
We niu-t have Doctors though
any price, but il does seem to n
Hitit if they had any sympathy f
Ibo poor fanner they could lessi
their charges some. Then tl
lawyers too, lake a large portion
lite fa rim rs support. They are ve
el viii and sympathising until Hu
get you in their clutches "then loo
nut 1 ??ck you're gone."
ftome lawyers say Hint they ?
way- -ave $50 per month duri
lively business months. Win
does these dollars comos fro ll
Prom Cue farmers either direct
Ol' indirectly. Uni I here is no ii
lo dwell upon ibis, wo ?ill km
(hat)tho farmer ls tightly press
upon ail side-, niel (here i-but 0
romody-.united action by thc fi
mers. The;, mud elect men w
will suppress llieso troubles a
who will shorten lim large salar
w ithin (he right compass. Men w
are not working solely for their o
interest, but for the WoKliro ott
And now I will say to the fanni
wh > will take no part in the V
mora Movement, that you ?ire co
milting a great mistake in not <
lug so. If you only k new the gi
that it Is working for you, you woi
not hesitate one moment InJoltll
it. I do not Bay (his (o simply
talking, but 1 say it because I rou
believe lt is the truth.
The farmers In this neigh borh<
have about finished planting, :i
according to my Judgment tl
have planted as largo a crop of c
ton ns over, I do not ?think thot
that there will be ?pi ?ie ns lurg
?rop of sorghum plant d Ibis,
there was last year.
BY MAIL AND WIRK
NEWS OF THE WEEK FROM THE
WORLD AT LARGE.
lt is expected thnt tho now cot
ton mill nt Pacolet will ho in ope
ration by tho 10th of May.
A lodge ot* tho Ancient Order of
United Workmen has boon organ
ized at Newberry, with a member
?hip of fifty.
Work oil thc Carolina, KllSXVillo
and Western Railroad is progress
ing rapidly in tho neighborhood of
; l oenville
.1. WILLIAM FI.LT? II LI:, a noted
Boston spiritualist, is lecturing in
( 'on neel icu I upon the subject, "Why
doo not ( ?od kill tho devil ?"
Amos Cook, an aged and respec
ted citizen ol Lancaster County,
dropped dead Monday, w hile stan
ding in his gate talking to a friend.
The Lexington Dispatch hears
complaint from tho Pork of the
mails lining tampered With and
that for some time past letters and
packages have been opened or lost.
on tho 17th instant Mrs. Hoy
ward Coker of Clarendon County
attempted to light n lire with kero
sene oil, when thc eau exploded,
siic was terribly burned und died
the next morning.
Tho taxpayer- of Wiso township,
ridgefield County, ure taking legal
steps lo prevent tho issuing of the
bond- VOled to aid in thu construc
tion of the Carolina, Cumberland
( ?ap nnd < 'bu ngo Railroad.
Rice A- Coleman, the contractors
building the florence Railroad,
have engaged seventy-live Italian
le borers from New York to luke
the place of Hie convicts who have
been ordered in by the penitentiary
A driving association has boen
organized a? Marion, tho object of
which is to improve the breed or
blood of their horses abd develop
! bein and their speed. A good Had -
ting course is being constructed on
the fair grounds.
An Ohio paper-ays the "death
sentence in New York will hereaf
ter bi- delivered by electricity.''
The only way to do this is to fill tho
trial judges with Jersey lightning
and got thom lo breathe upon con
And now Donmnok bas issued
an edict forbidding importations of
American bacon ami sundry other
pork products. The swine men of
tho \\e<( ure indignant, says tho
Orango County Farmer, and talk
loudly about retaliation, but it will
amount to nothing. The best Hiing
they can do, and the only sensible
thing, is to change their feeding
methods und produce pork or ba
con that i- at least sufeto eat.
Domocrntle Surer** Assured,
j Though Republican journals* .and poll?
j i i ians try to inaUc themselves Ind hi va
thal the Democratic party i. in a had way
in tho ove ?if tho presidential campaign,
tho turmoil and t run hie really sena to ho
an their sidu. Tho ohio convention loft
m Impression on Ute i ? 111 ? 1 i < - of doubt and
danger. Thora was a surfeit of protesta
tion. There was a suspicion that things
wi re nui a:t Uta resolutions seemed to
make thom. Thura wera inferences that
tho eon ven l lon could smile on Senator
Sherman, and, Uko tho cruel Duke of Glos
ter, murder while it smiled. Thora was
; at least a montai r?servation in tho muller
of presenting a president iul candidato that
shows u st ato of division und jealousy and
a flightiness of purpose.
While charging nil sins and cowardice
in connection with tho tariff rptostlon on
tho Democrats, the I tupa h! lean lenders
display ft tendency lo abandon that issn??
and tall hack on 11 ,<? animosities of tho
uar They do not havo intieli luck lu at
tacking Uta administration. They aro
constantly confronted with their sneering
predictions that tho material and moral
I interests of tile COU ll try would go to
pincas nialia- Democratic raia and with thu
practical refutation of th. ir dreadful fore
bodings. A yoar ugo they Insisted thut
under HO Circumstances COltld tho Demo
crats nominate- tuiybody olso than Mr.
Cleveland for president In ?888, They
glarlilud in tho Idea that there was only
ono man for tho Democracy, and that ha
was not in accord with all factions of the
homo, rat ie party. Now they led not less
confident ..f Mr. cleveland's renomination,
hut they have discovered that ho ls for?
luklablo and do not Uko tho prospectas
well as tiiey did twelve mont hs since.
Rvon In Ohio, tho homo of favorito son
Sherman, tho underlying opinion of imin
aglng Republicans seems to bo that they
can <lo no bettor than to take up ti1(, nuui
who was benton In 1884. The lloptibllcau
bosses aro doing nothing in ohio to com
mand them to tho people, nnd their repre
sentatives hi congress are simply playing
an obstructive policy that will not cultl*
vate popular sympathy for their candi,
dates for president and vice president,
Whoovor they may he. There h groat
strength lu tho demonstration of the
Democratic party for tho affairs Of gov
ernment, and D?mocratie unity and 'ao
i i vii y will give tho party of tho peopla
another national victory this year, either
with Cleveland or SOtnO other leader.
Cincinnati Enquirer. \
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Tho I'arty of KroUonnllt.ro. ~~"m
Tho RopubltOOn party for nearly ? quai l
1er of a century bas boon tho party of
aoctlooaltsm. It hos beat the drams and
tooted the horns to call n ' loyal" north to
voto against a "disloyal" Bouth; lt has
waved tho bloody shirt, and lt has cou
tinned to canonizo every politician, large
and small, who ha? aught to say to th?
discredit of the south-Atlanta Conatlttt
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