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THE ALLIANCE DEMANDS.
WHAT^8ENAT0R_GE0RGEi of missis
sippi, THINK8 of THEnT
lie Accepts t liciu ?11 But Three?Why II?
Cttut Accept The**?HIiI'Ud to Io?r?ui
the Momt Circulation.
The Associated Press dispatches an?
nouoced sometime ago with a Moorish
that Senator (jeonre, of Mississippi,
who in nuking a light for re-election,
had swallowed virtually all the de
mands of the Ocala alliance platform
except the sub-treasury bill. The Birm
ingham Age-IIerald now prints the sen
ators' letter In which the alleged swal
lowing was done.
The Ocaia derrJands are likely to be
the centre of interest and political dis
cussion during the next few months
and all who wish to understand the dis
cussiotiH and references and to be in
formed in current politics should be
thoroughly farailier with them. They
have been published widely, but here
they are again. Cut them out and
paste them awuy ?
"1. We demand the abolition of na
tional banks; we demand that the gov
ernment shall establish sub-treasuries
or depositories in the several States,
which shall loan inouey direct to the
people at a lo? rate of interest, not to
exceed 2 per cent, per annum on non
perishable farm products, und also upon
real estate, with proper limitations
upon the quantity of land and amount
ot money; wo demand that the amount
of tho circulating medium bo speedily
Increased to not less than 850 per capi
"2. Wo demand that congress shall
paps such laws as shall effectually pre
vent the dealing In futures iu all agri
cultural and mechanical productions;
preserving a stringent system of pro
cedure in trials such as shall secure the
prompt conviction and imposition of
such penalties as shall secure the most
perfect compliance with the law.
"3. We denounce the silver bill re
cently passed by congress, and demand
m lieu thereof tho freo and unlimited
coimigo of silver.
?*4. Wo demand tho passage of laws
prohibiting alien ownership of land, and
that congress take prompt action to ob
tain all lauds now owned by aliens and
foreign syndicates, and that all lands
now held by rail roads and other cor
porations in excess of such as is actual
ly used and needed by them, be re
claimed by the govermrvnt and held
for actual settlers only.
"5. Believing in the doctrine of equal
rights to all and special privileges to
none, we demand that our national leg
islation shall bo so framed In tho future
as not to build up one Industry at the
expense of another. We further de
mand a removal of the existing heavy
tarilT tax on Ilm necessaries of life that
the poor of our land must have. We
further demand a just and equitable
system of graduated tax on incomes.
Wo believe that the money of the coun
try should be kept as much as possible
in the hands of tho people, and hence
we (Inland that all national and State
revenue shall be limited to the neces
sary expenses of tho government econ
omically and honestly administered.
"?. We demand tho most rigid, hon
est and just Stale and national govern
mental control and supervision of the
methods of public communication and
transportation, and if this control and
supervision do not remove the abuses
now existing; we demand the govern
ment ownership of such means of com
munication and transportation."
Senator (Jeorgo favors the safe and
gradual abolition of tho right of nation
al banks to issue money to represent
tho government bonds they hold. He
points out that sudden and general re
tirement of the bank notes would dan
gerously decrease tho amount of money
in circulation. He 1 avers increasing
the amount of money in the country
from $24 to 850 a head as soon as possi
ble, lie outlines a general scheme lor
the limited increase of the issue of
treasury notes, to the amount of 810 a
head for our population, this money to
bo paid out by the government in meet
ing its regulnr expenses. He thinks
the duties and internal revenue taxes
should be so regulated us to leave tho
government income less than its cost,
the deliciency to be met by issues of
treasury notes so as to keep a small
stream of new money continually flow*
^ ? vug jnto_c i r c u 1 a 11 o n.
Selimtoi JUeorge favors thyreo coin
age of silver, "ftXTv^av.rjjg opera
tion by State and Federal legislatives
and courts to proYent trading in fu-1
tares and to outlaw debts incurred In
futures transactions.. Most of the
States, he says, already have lawp to
prevent alien ownership of lands. He
evidently regards this matter as of lit
tle importance. The ownership of
lands by corporations can, he says, be
regulated by the States, except in the
territories and the District of Colum
bia. He, does not believe any govern
ment has the power to confiscate or
take away property given to or bought
by corporations unless the property was
given on conditions which have not
een complied with. In this case he
favors forfeiture. He thinks there will
be no danger of corporations holding
idle lands If they are justly taxed. He
is squarely against government owner
ship of rail roads and telegraph lines.
He believes tho Stato and federal gov
ernments can by supervision and use of
the power given them by t he constitu
tion check or prevent the wrongs now
done by such corporations. If the gov
ernment can not do so now, however,
it could not do so if it owned the roads
and lint s. They can not be conllscated.
To buy them would cost seven billions
of dollars, the interest on which would
be an enormous drain on the people;
while a million and a half new govern
ment employees would bring a Mood of
corruption and add so enormously to
the strength of the party in power that
a change without revolution would be
Nearly half the letter is a strong ar
gument against tho sub-treasury and
loan schomes. Tho cotton grower, Sen
ator (ieorgo Mays, would have far the
worst of the sub-treasury schome. Peo
ple- can make over and patch old clothes,
and with tlie cotton crop locked up for
h'.ghor prices tho demand would fall
away. Consumers would cease from
buying or wait until the timo when the
borrowed money would be due aad
the crop be forced on the market. Peo
plo must eat, however, and the corn
and win at growers might hold their
products and let them out gradually
at high prices, according to the demand.
'1 he Southern farmer would pay more
for his food and get less for his cotton.
Furthermore, tho senntor argues, the
sub-treasury scheme would not increase
the volume of currency in any South
ern Stnte. It would practically amount
to the cotton grower selling his crop at
current rates. Instead of getting his
money from the buyer he would get It
from tho government. No more money
would be paid out as loans on cotton in
ware houses than would be paid for it in
The lind 1 m schemo the senator
thinks worse hnn the sub-treasury.
Only one-fourth cf the adults of the
country own land. If there was any
htneflt from the suggestion it would bo
con lined to them. The currency, how
ever, would be practically irredeemable
and thoreforo depreciated in value.
The tendency of such law would be to
^encourage the opposition to land owners
already strong at the North and to de
velop the spirit of communism.
Senator (Ieorgo says the money in
circulation In tho South in thogreater
part of the year is not more than 04 or
85 whilo at the North there is from 870
tc 880 a head. The currency is not only
insufficient but the Inequalities ot Ita
distribution make the trouble more
serious. This results, he says, from the
fact that the South produces only raw
material. Wo snatch our man and mule
power against machinery at the North
doing tho work every year of more than
two hundred million men, eating and
wearing nothing requiring no feeding
but fuel. All tho profit of hauling
manufacturing and selling onr raw
material Is made and kept at the North.
Our only profit is in the margin there
is between the cost of production and
the selling price.
This evil, Senator George thinks, like
the drain of money from the pockets
of tho people into the treasury, can be
relieved by free trade, or a tariff strictly
for revenue, such as is virtually de
manded by the Ocala Platform.
So far from swallowing the Ocala
flat form. Senator George accepts only
boee parts of It which are sound demo
cratic doctrine and are in accord with
democratic principles and contentions.
The sub-treasury scheme, the land
loan scheme and the government ower
ship of railways and telegraph lines are
all founded on extreme developments of
the republican principles of paternalism
and contempt for the constitution,
which Is the solemn compact by which
ttie,stales are bound together. They
were probably put In to catch the re
publican vote, to fool the people with
new and apparently hopeful offers re
lief and to enable some politicians who
had been left out by the old parties and
failed on the old lines to get oQlces.
No congress will ever pass the sub
treasury bill or anything like it. No
man who could be elected president
would sign it. If it should become a
Ip.w it would ruin the Southern farmer
iirst and all other farmers later. The
only people who would secure any ad
vantage from it would be some specula
tors, brokers and traders. They would
suffer from it in the end, for anything
which causes widespread disaster ana
disturbance must Injure everybody.?
Condition of Cotton.
WASiiiNttTON, July 10.?July returns
to tho Department ot Agriculture show
sonio imnrovomeut in cotton condition
during the month of June. The general
average for tho whole breadth nas ad
vanced three points, standing at 88.0.
This is threo points below the July re*
turn last year and one above that of
1880. In but four seasons since 1874
have July returns been so low. The
Blight Improvement noted has been quite
general throughout the whole belt, the
result, of favorable weather during the
month. Tho crop is universally late
ranging locally from a tew days to two
weeks or more. I n the Atlantic and
Eastern Gulf States especially the plant
Is small and backward and lack of suit
able weather fur chcpplng out has made
fields very grassy. Germination was
slow and Imperfect and replanting failed
to secure perfect stands. Locally, eon
siderabla areas have been plowed up and
given to other crops or abandoned en
tirely. Prom the Mississippi Westward
the plant, while somewhat backward, is
of good color making generally vigorous
growth, while plantations running a
suiiieien t number of plows are reasonably
clean. There is some complaint of lack
ot labor. Tho outlook iu Texas is es
pecially good, plant vigorous, Heids well
woiked and fruiting begun. Worms are
reported from but two Counties, both in
Texas, not even the invasion of the Iirst
brood being noted anywero else. Tho
returns of condition by States are as
follows: Virginia. 82; North Carolina,
77; South Carolina, 80; Georgia, 85;
Florida, 94; Alabama, 87 Mississippi,
91; Louisiana, 90; Texrs, 95; Arkansas,
93: Tennessee, 82.
Did Not S?y It.
We are glad to know that Hon. Wm.
C. Gates, of Alabama, denies the report
that he said sometime ago that the
Democratic party should declare war
on the Alliance and heat it out of ex
istence. In an interview recently he
said that he ravors all the demands of
the Alliance except the sub-treasury
and land loan bills and government
ownership of railroads, but conder^ns
Alliance methods to control th* Den o
cratic party in tho South and cor. .nit
it to the support of these three objec
tionable measures. He says that the
complaints of the farmers aro just, but
some of the remedies proposed by the
Alliance are infinitely worse than the
disease; that the Democratic party
favors a reduction of taxes, more ex
tended markets for agricultural pro
ducts and a greater volume of sound
money. He adds that if the Democrats
get control of the government the
farmers will find in these measures the
relief they seek and are entitled to. lie
strongly condemns all secret methods
in politics, denounces the three meas
ures named as the most radical, pater
nal and centralizing of any ever advo
'cated by apypartyjn the United States'.
He calls on the Alliance leaders to furn
ish a bill of particulars as to their
Democracy and favors making a test
opinion in every convention by resolu
tion against these three measures. He
thinks with the Democracy united vic
tory is sure in 1892.
A ii k ii tiro I'mnlly.Mu' dered.
Omaha, Neb., July 10.?A special
from Ellis, Neb., says: Mrs. Drallen,
of Biitice, Neb., went to Ellis, Neb., to
visit her brother. John Peterbun, a
farmer, living one and one-half miles
from Ellis. Repeated knocks at tho
door failing to obtain a response. Mrs.
Allen entered, and a horrible sight met
her eyes. On the floor lay her brother,
with a bullet hole through his head, and
an empty revolver lying beside his dead
boy. Mrs. Allen called to her driver,
and the two made further investigation.
On a bed lay Mrs. Peterbua, dead. Be
side the wife and mother lay the dead
body of the two-year-old babe. On the
loungo in another room lay the deud
body of Petcrbua's ten-year-old son.
Upstairs were found the dead bobies of
Peterbua'8 two daughters, aged thirteen
and fifteen years. Each one had been
shot thrugh the head evidently while
all but Peterbua were asleep. It is be
lieved Peterbua himself committed the
horrible deed, probably in a fit of insani
ty. One son, aged seventeen years, was
saved from the slaughter by being absent
from home at the timo.
(lovernor Tlllinan KndorMd.
The following resolutions were
adopted at a meeting of Newberry
county Alliance held July 4th:
Whereas the Farmer's Alliance is a
non-political organization; and whereas
there is a disposition on the part of
some of our leading Alliancemen to in
troduce political measures into the Al
liance that will bring about dl&cord und
detriment to the Democratic party of
South Carolina; and whereas there is
an effort on the part of some Alliance
men to create opposition to Governor
B. R. Tlllman on account of bis views
on the sub-treasury bill; therefore,
Resolved, 1st. That we pledge our
undivided support to the Democratic
party of South Carolina.
2d. That we will oppose any effort or
measure that tends to the destroying of
the Democratic party.
3d. That we heartily endorse the
views expressed by Governor B. R.
Tlllman on the sub-treasury bill so far
as Its merits have yet been discussed.
Planoa and organ*.
N. W. Trump, 134 Main Street Co
lumbia, S. O. sells Pianos and Organs,
direct from factory. No agents' com
missions. The celebrated Checkering
Piano. Mathushek Piano, celebrated
for its clearness of tone, lightness of
touch and lasting qualities. Mason &
Hamlln Upright Piano. Sterling Up
right Pianos, from $225 up. Mason &
Hamlln Organs surpassed by none.Ster
ling Organs, 050 up. Every Instrument
guaranteed for six years. Fifteen days'
trial, expenses both ways, if not satis
factory. Sold on Instalments.
The importunes of purifying the
blond cannot be over-estimated, for
without pure blood you cannot enjoy
good healh. P. P. P. (Prickly Ash,
Poke Root and Pottassium) la a mirac
ulous blood purifier, performing more
cures in six months than all the sarsa
parlllaa and so-called blood purifiers
THE GEORGIA CRUSADE.
8AM8MALL WEAVER, POLK AND SIMP
Wearer Telia What they Propose to Do
?ad Jerrr Toll* How Ho Captured the
other Fellow's Books and Shoes.
Atlanta, Oa., July 16.?Atlanta was
the- central point of the great Alliance
rally to-day, thousands of people being
present at Piedmont exposition grounds.
The aufienee was noticeably an agri
cultural one. hundreds of farmers com
ing many miles and thousands from
this and surrounding Counties to hear
the distinguished speakers. Mayor
Hemphill welcomed the multitude to
Atlanta in an address which was en
thusiastically received. Colonel L. P.
Livingstone, President of the Georgia
Alliance and Congressman fro in tins
district, presided. The first speaker
was General J. 13. Weaver, of Iowa.
He declared iu the beginning that the
Alliance movement was greater than
the Republican party, the Democratic
partyi or the People's party, because It
was the people. He asserted that the
pools and trusts of. America were skin -
ning Itepublicans and Democrats alike.
There was no politics in trusts; it was
with them us it was with the Dutch
man. He was asked what his politics
were and his ieply was: "Fifty cents a
bushel for corn and five cents a glass
for lager beer. My politics is bust
ness." He said it was high time for
the farmers to make their politics busi
ness. "I am a follower of Thomas Jef
ferson" continued the speaker. "1
worship at Ins shrine politically. When
he said eternal vigilance was the price
of liberty, he did not mean the vigi
lance of the politician but the vigi
lance of the people." Weaver brought
forth ihn wildest applause from bis
hearers by declaring that there are now
thirty-eight millions more people here
than there were twenty-tlve years ago,
but strauge to say theie is live hundred
and two million dollars less of money.
He laughed at the farmers for saying
that times were dull and asking each
other what made them dull. He told
them to feel in their pockets and they
could answer that question for them
selves. "1 feel," said the General "that
the time nas come when we do not care
a bugbee nor a iig for any party. We
know what we want and we are going
to have it. If the old parties get in
our way, why we'll run right over them.
There won't be as much of them left as
there was of the Republican party in
Kausas last fall." Continuing, Weaver
exclaimed: "1 tell you, my friends, the
industrial people of this country cannot
afford to loso another Presidential elec
tion. We must meet the capitalists of
this country iu open field and we must
conquer them. If wo are kept for
another live years under their laws now
in operation we shall be the veriest
slaves to a lot of plutocrats." He ad
vocated the free coinage of silver, and
concluded with a fraternal messuge
from Northern Alliancemen to their
Colonel Livingstone then introddced
L. L. Polk, President of tho Alliance.
He begun by saying he believed and he
knew before God that the frumers had
cause for complaint. They had at last
awakened to the fact that they had
been for years systematically deceived
by designing politicians and dema
gogues. He declared that the day hud
passed when the farmers could be de
ceived, for they had gone deep down
into the question and found that tho
trouble wuh them was in the rotten,
Wicked financial legislation of the
country. Colonel Polk called forth en
thusiasm applause by drawing a pic
ture of the sufferings of this Southern
land after Sherman had laid It waste
with sword and torch. He elicited ad
ditional applause by declaring that
these sufferings were nothing as com
pared to the sufferings caused by John
Sherman whose blighting iniluence hud
been hit in every hovel in America
und in the homes of every honest, la
boring mechanic. Georgia farmers
had sent petition after petition to thu
halls of the legislation, every one of
Which was returned witit scorn and
now they propose to make a change in
the form ot petitions. They are going to
send petitions therein the future about
six feet long, petitions with brains at
one end und boots at the other. Turn
ing to Weaver, Polk exclaimed: "Now,
General, go home and tell your boys
that our bovs who wore the gruy and
faced them midst the blaze of battle
haver joint: I hands with them to help
them strike the shackles from tho arms
of fifty in ill Hons of industrial people"
In the midst of tho enthusiam which
followed Weaver advanced to Polk
with outstretched palm, saying: "We
aro with you, Colonel, heart and soul."
At this the large audience literally
went wild. "The ghost of a third
purty haunts the pillows of many in
our iund by night." continued Polk.
"Let me say thut we have hud third
parties sturted but the farmers did not
They were started by straightout
Jeffersonian Democrats and not AUl
ance Democrats. Yet these fellows are
wondering if tho Alliance is going into
the third party movement. Wo have
a good example to go into a third party,
although the results of these parties
are not very encouraging to us. "If
there is a third purty Inaugurated in
the S uth," said the speaker, very de
liberately, "it will be due to the domi
nating, proscrlptive und intolerant
spirit of so-culled Democratic leaders.
I have been a consistent Democrat
since the war and now I do not want to
Interfere with party lines, but I have
just this to say, we want justice and we
aro going to have justice. If wo can
not get it, as true Alliancemen we
won't hesitate to wipe old parties out
of existence no more than we will hesi
tate to wavo our hands. If a third
party is established, It will be nothing
but tho blind work of the old parties.
He bitterly attacked Cleveland for
surrendering or trying to surrender the
people to Wall street and the money
power, and said that the Alliance would
carry the standard of the people's rights
to the front and meet and overwhelm
Cleveland and Sherman and all othor
forces that monopoly could muster.
Jerry Simpson was Introduced next
and whs cordially received.
He referred to his warm reception
here during the war, and said that
Kansas was always sure of being well
received in Georgia. A year ago, on
the 5th of August, he made his llrst
speech in Kansas. "Fame and notoriety
have," said he, "been given me by other
fellows, born of ridicule, the same spirit
that has actuated the enemies of reform
in every age." He said that in France,
when the French revolution broke out,
12,000 people owned nearly all tho lands,
and 25,000,000 people In Franco were
slaves, sold with the land. "There
came a time when there was a desire
for a better system of government, and
there came up a party of the people.
They met with some opposition. Aris
tocrats sneered at them and they were
called the party without breeches. So
when the movement sprang up in
Kansas, there was the same sentiment
from this same class, sneering at the
farmers movement, and they said:
Why there is Jerry Simpson, come up
from the farmers; an Ignorant farmer,
he don't even wear socks.' Some of ou r
people came to me and said, That will
never do, you have got to contradict
that/ 'That Is all right,' said I, 'it oc
curs to me that while I have got socks
there are many of my constituents who,
under this system of society, can't get
socks. I don't believe I want to put on
style over them, and though I might be
sockless and even shirtless, the other
fellow had them, and I was a'fter him.'
I not only got his socks, but I got his
"Humanity is the same In every ago.
This movement has met with nothing
but ridicule. You are very good people
as long aa you stay In the old parties
and vote politicians into power, but as
soon as you see wealth begin to steal
away from you, and you demand a new
deal, the} begin to sneer at you and
say you n ist leave this to tkeold party,
we are b re to inquire what the old
parties h ve done for us in the past
and see If there is an excuse for this
great upi dng of the people."
Mr. Sum jeon then showed how, with
division oi' labor, a new system of so
ciety spm ig up in which the factory
made the shoes man used to make and
treat corporations controlled business,
'he laws of the country must be adjust
ed to the new conditions ot society.
The same is true of onr banking instl
tutions. You surrender to them a ter
rible power, the chance of gathering to
themselves a large part of the countrys
wealth. Under the necessity of adjust-,
leg oursulves to the new system the
farmers' moveu ent sprang up. The
Kansas farmer thought these things
could be got'en from the Republican
party but wbeu we got outside of that
party it hud a good effect. Tbe people
now have control. We have about one
hundred and ufty thousand miles of
railroad, built at a cost of 93,000,000,000
and the railroad have added six hun
dred million of dollars of watered stock
on bonds. I'hey charge dividends on
that and it comes out of tbe people. I
say It ts a tribute on the whole people,
simply because wo have passed over to
them the privilege or regulating their
o a n affairs, l'ustmaster General Wan
a maker told me he had found nearly
every Congressman in control of rail
road corporations and there bad been
no change in the mail contracts since
1873, when he wanted to establish a
postal telegraph system.*'
An unexpected feature of the day
was thb presence of Rev.Sam "W. Small
who followed Simpson and attacked
both parties in the same general way as
the other speakers. He announced that
he was going to get on the third party
train at the next stop. At night Thomas
Watson, Congressman for this State,
spoke in the hall of the House of Rep
resentatives to a largo audience. Ills
speech was In in the same line as those
delivered during the day. Athens Is
tho point of rally to-morrow.
Tim WeHther und tu? Crop*.
The weekly weather and crop bulle
tin of the South Carolina weather ser
vice, in co-operation with the United
States Signal Service, for the weekend
ing Saturday, is as follows, and is en
couraging to farmers:
The reports tor the week from the
weather-crop correspondents show that
the rainfall has been about normal, and
fairly distributed; temperature about
the average, with an average amount of
sunshine- -all of which has greatly ben
Tho cotton crop has undergone a
great improvement over that of the
previous week, and while it is growing
very rapidly and much of it is relieved
of the grass, still tho fact remains that
the plant is smaller and later than the
average for years, and must affect the
Rain has fallen in most sections of
the State, but in some localities it Is
much needed at this time. The bene
ficial effects of the rains were some
what neutralized by the succeeding cool
weather. Hut it' the present seasons
continue there is yet time for a favora
ble change in crop conditions.
The corn crop is a fair average and on
upland is reported in good condition,
tho recent ruins having been very bene
ficial to this crop as it is now maturing,
but corn on bottom lands is very young
The rice crop is a fair average and in
line condition, and up to this time has
sustained nolujury from either drought
The melon crop is now ready for mar
keting and is being shipped to North
ern cities, but the melons are not as
large as when compared to other years.
Cooked to Dentil ou the it nil.
ASPEN, Col., July 12.?A horrible
railroad accident occurred at Aspen
Junction, eighteen miles west of As
pen, ou the Midland Road, at 11 o'clock
on Saturday night.
A special train, consisting of a bag
gage car and one passenger coaeb. was
returning to Aspen from Glenwood
Springs. The passenger coach con
iaineo about thirty passengers, mostly
Aspen people. The train was backing
from a water tank to switch to the As
pen track, when the road engine, was
run out ot the railroad round house,
and t tie rear en d of the passenger train
hit the check valve on the side of the
boiler, which exhausted the hot steam
into the broken end cf the passenger
car, scalding thirteen passengers?live
men, seven women aud one child. The
car was thrown from the track.
The passengers arrived at Aspen iu
a baggage car at 1.30 a. m. All that
was possible was done to relieve the
sufferings of the unfortunate passen
gers. Those who have died at present
writing are: Mr.and Mrs. A. B. Rogers,
of Woodrie, Annie Phelan, of Cardiff,
Col., aged 17 years, Mrs. W. J. Willoby,
of Glenwood, Col., Mrs. John G. Raid
win, of Glenwood, Col., Mrs. Frank El
lis and baby, of Aspen.
The wounded, who still live with
hopes of recovery are: Frank Ellis,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Leonard and sis
ter, Mary Ann O'Donnell and Frank
The coroner's inquest will be held
this evening. Mrs. Willoby was the
wife of tho assessor of Garlield County.
Mrs. Haid win's husband is in Chicago.
A Remarkable Occurrence.
Hound Lakk, N. Y., July 15.?An
extraordinary scene occurred at the
Christian alliance meeting here this
morning. Miss F. Louise Shepard. of
250 West Forty-fourth street, New
York, a weaitl.y young lady, who
joined the alliance six months ago,
spoke from the platform and an
nounced that she had given ail . her
jewels to tho Lord and now proposed
to give $250 to pay the expense of a
missionary to the heathens. She asked
if any one would help her along. A
number of the congregation, men and
women, arose and donated their jewels,
rings, watches, watch chains, ear-rings,
etc., and money to the same purpose,
until the little altar looked like a jew
el case. Miss Shepard was overcome
by the scene and could not restrain her
Tho nrake* Failed to Work.
Colorado City, Col., July 15.?A
disastrous freight wreck occurred at an
early hour this morning on the Colora
do Midland at Ute Pass. Fireman
Wilson and Engineer Moore were killed,
and eleven cars loaded with ore and
bullion were totally destroyed. The ac
cident was caused by the failure of the
brakos to work while descending a
steep declivity, the train rushing down
at a i right fill rate and jumping the
track at the first curve.
rolioned !>r Dad Milk.
Louisvillk, Ky., July 15.?Near
Russellvillo yesterday the family of J.
H. Cornelius, a well-to-do farmer, was
poisoned in the food at supper. Ber
nard Cornelius a nephew, uled before
the doctor could be reached. Five oth
ers are dangerously ill. The symtoms
aro of arsenic. The poison is supposed
to have been In the milk. There is no
cause known for anyone to have given
Rheumatism Is cured by P. P. P.
Pains and aches in the back, shoulders.
1<nees, ankles, hips, and wrists are all
attacked and conquered by P. P. P.
This groat medicine, by its blood
cleansing properties, builds up and
strengthens the whole body.
The world breaks the hearts of its
best benefactors, and then, after many
days, builds them sepulchres. If you
would raise the age in which you live,
you must live above it, and to live
above it is to bo misunderstood, perhaps
A complete Bedroom Suit for 910 50
freight paid t > your depot. Send for
Catalogue. Address L. F. Padgett,
W. H. G1BBES, Jr., & Co.,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
SOLE AGENTS for UDDEL & CO.
|Auo Di.uu In
Engines of uesrlaJl make, Leomottre and Tubular Bnlers, Traction and oth
er Mounted Engl?*)? of the bait and istest i in proved style, Saw Mills, Grist Mills*
Gins, Bom Cotton Presses, shingle Machines, Plsluers and Wood Working Ma
ohtnery, Brick Ma< hln?rv. Cotton Seed OH outfits, Ac.
A large Stock of ENGINE Fittings, of all kinds and Rises, In Stosk for prompt
doll very and at Rock Bottom Prices.
BELTING snd PACKING at LOW Figures). A large stock cf Pumps, ofsll
sixes and styles.
BEARING Mowers, Reapers and Rakes always in stook.
ur Mr. K. R. BAUGHAM, Lsorens, 8. C. who is fully
competent, will be
pleased to call to see you. or answer any communication directed to him, and
will sell you as cheap as If you were here in Person.
We buy for cash and pay our Traveling Men a Salary, thereby saving the Cea
sumer Agent's Commission?Qulok Hales snd Sruall Profits Is oiir Fort.
Write to Mr. Hhu?Ii?jii. or to us dlrcoi. ai.d get prices and discounts.
Old Englues traded tor.
W. H. GIBBES, Jr., * CO.,
COLUMBIA, 8. 0.
NORTH SIDE PUBLIC SQUARE, - - - LAURENS, S. C
Over KENNEDY DUOS., Store.
Keepr constantly on hand a large assortment of Coffins and Caskets
oth Wood andMetalic, which will be sold low down. Furnished at
ny hour day or night. Hearse sent when desired,
viyo KENNEDY BROS.. Successor to J. M Robertson.
DID SHE POISON THEM ?
Mr*. Hannah I>sr**jr Secessd wf Killing
Indianapolis, Ind., July 16.?The
case of Mrs. Hannah Dorsey, who has
been suspected of poisoning six or eight
persons, including four husbands, bus
not been particularly noticed by the 1 n
dianapolis papers, because the suspic
ion was largely the outcome of the heed
less gossip oi people who lived in the
Doraey neighborhood. The examina
tion ot the remains of Mrs. Taylor, the
mother of Mrs. Doraey, has not been
completed yet by the chemist. Shu was
the last oue to dis in the same house
with Mrs. Dorsey. The chemist found
some arsenic but he says it may have
been that used by the undertaker who
embalmed the remains. lie is testing
the smbalmiug fluid, and will report
mere fully next week.
Mrs. Dorsey, who has been referred
to in many papers as "tho ludiauapolis
Borgia/' is now in tailing health, and
her physician fears a serious result un
less a marked change occurs soon. She
was seen at her home by Coroner Mau
ke r today. She stated that she was a
victim ot circumstances sufficient to
have wrecked others completely, but her
sense of innocense alone has sustained
her during a trying ordeal.
Public attention was attracted to this
peculiar case when Coroner Manker be
gan as investigation of the death of Mrs.
Nancy Jane Wright several weeks ago.
After a chemical analysis dlscL tc (evi
dence* of prison in the stoma/m ' or oner
Manker told Mrs. Dorsey that he was
suspected of admiuistsring poson not
only to Mrs. Wright, who is her sister,
but to her mother, Mrs. Mary Taylor,
who died a couple of weeks previous.
Mrs. Dorsey strenuously denied auy
knowledge of the poissne, and said she
could throw no light upon the matter.
Afterward Dr. Manker had Mrs. Tay
lor's remains exhum-jd and arsenic was
found in the stomach. This discovery
occurred last week, but today was the
first opportunity the coroner found to
secure another statement .from Mrs.
Dorsey. The coroner told her of the
discovery of poison in Mrs. Taylor's
stomach and asked for an explanation.
"Aft God is my judge, and realizing
that It Is probable that I have but a short
time to live, I want to say, Doctor, that
I am a Innocent of any act leading to
tho death of either my sister or mother
as you are. There is only one thing
that I do know that night assist your
investigation, and that is that my sister
frequently threatened to kill herselfand
my mother, too. 8he was an extremely
high tempered woman, and on one occa
sion when she and mother quarreled I
hoard her say that she would killed her
self and get mother out of the way too.
Her little girl, Lizzie, heard her make
the same threats, and so did my slster
inlaw, Mrs. Taylor, though at different
?'Do you suppose," asked Coroner
Manker, "that your dead sister then car
ried out her threat by poisoning her
"Yes that is ray opinion, sluce It is
shown that their stomachs contained
Continuing Mrs. Dorsey told her mari
tal history. Her first husband was Dan
dan ley, who died of sunstroke two years
after his marriage, she says. The sec
ond was John Temple, who, after living
six yearn with her, went from bronchitis
to consumption and died. Her third,
Albert Conklin, died in Illinois of con
gestion of the brain, sho .my?. after liv
ing three years with her.' Her fourth
was Joseph Stenett, whdidied in the
spring of 1890. Mrs. Dorsey was mar
ried to her present husband last Febru
Coroner Manker says: "Clippings
from papers at the time show that Conk
lin worked where he was employed the
day before his death, and, instead of
dying irom congestion of the brain, died
of a violent stomach trouble."
WHY NOT USE OURS?
Mill RAY'S IRON MIXTURE
GBNU1NK BLOOD TONIC 1
Is a Blood Purller sad Spring Medlclnel
W* are the Manufsetures and Sol* Pro
prietors of both.
This Is the tins of tus ysar th* system
reeulr** a tenle and th* bleed a purifier.
Our stock of Drugs. Meslclnea, Choail
?als aad DrufftUt* Sundries la oomylst*.
Our facilities for filling: your orders osanst
be sxeslled, W*ssllelt ysur pstroaage.
The Murray Drug Co.,
COLUMBIA, 8, a
A SICKENING SIGHT.
Tho Hotting Metualna of an Unknown
White Man Found.
Augusta, Ga., July 14.?The do
composed remains of an unknown white
man wus the ghastly discovery which
was made by ltufus Harris, colored,
late Thursday evening over in Carolina,
near the two-mile post of the South Car
Kufus and a companion went out coon
hunting Thursday afternoon. When at
the edge of the swamp, and while- he
was going towards his dog, which had
treed a coon, he walked tuddeuly upou
an object tho sight of which made his
blood run cold and a shiver to pass over
There, right in front of him, lying on
the ground oh his back, with his arms
stretched out. was a dead man, or rather
what was <>nce a human being. It bad
been there so long that the color of the
man could hardly be recognized.
Tho body of the unknown man was
fast decomposing. Nothing remained of
his head but the skull. Ills legs were
disjointed from the trunk, and only the
bones remained. The flesh was gone
from the hands, and only the bones re
mained. The vest and coat of tho man
was still on, but were last falling to
nieces. These garments wero of a
brownish hue, and apparently made of
goods of hue texture.
About three yards from what--remain
ed of the body was found.a pair ot pants,
that, when .-touched, began to fall to
E'icces. These goods also seemed to
ave the appearance of having been of
excellent material, when first purchased.
The body was lying partly in the water,
about 150 yards from the railroad track,
and in the edge of tho low, marshy
swamp which extends all along the rail
road iu the vicinity of Horse creek.
Tho news of tho ghastly find did not
get out to any extent until yesterday
morning, when it was the subject of
much talk especially in Hamburg. A
good many people, among whom was a
Chronicle reporter, visited the place
yesterday morning and went down in
the swamp to look at the mysterious un
known. The sight was so repulsive that
a glance nt the object was as much as
an ordiuary person could stomach. Tho
picture is too nauseating for details.
Although a great many said Unit he
was a negro, there can be no doubt, from
exposed portions of the body, that the
remains are those of a white man.
Mr. Getzm yesterday morning tele
graphed to Alken for a coronor to hold
an inquest, but m there is no evidence
to give a clue as to who the man was,
the investigation will hardly reveal any
Some ol those that saw the body think
that the niau was killed, as the locality
looks as it it would bo just the place to
hide a crime. Others, however, think
that he was drunk and wandered down
there from the railroad track while in
that condition and died. The remains
have evidently been there for several
weeks, possibly several months. During
high water in the river all that section
is inundated, and it is possible that tho
body is that of some man drowned in the
river many miles from hero and washed
Rheumatism.?James I'axton, of .Sa
vannah, Ga., says he had Kheumatism
so bad that he could not move from
the bed or dress without help, and that
he tried many remedies, but received
no relief until he began the use of P. P.
P. (Prlekly Ash. Poke Root, and Potas
sium), aad two bottles restored him to
THE LAURENS BAR.
II. Y. SIMPSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW?
LA JKBNS. - -_-_ ft, Q,
W. If. MARTIN,
ATTORNEY AT I. A V/.
hAUHHAo, ? A. C'
I T. ?UNION. W. ?. 1UOHK
JOHNSON A ltlCIIKY
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Orrioa?Fleming's Corner, Northwos
side of Public Square.
LAURKNS, H? - S.O.
BALL BAL L,
Attiiiiti at Law,
LAURENS, - - - - S. C.
_ Ott. 32, 3m
W. W. KENNEDY.
i'fl'OHNKY at law
MpMiai attention given to tho Inveatl
k*tien of titles.
LaurensC. H.S. C.
the Freitnt. f
A UnvAT Okfhh tb it *tay nor Again
Bs Kkpjutbd. bc do hot delay,
"Sthike While t be Iron is Hot."
Write for Catalog* e now, and say what
?paper you saw this advertisement In.
r Remember that j sell everything that
Egomi to furnish lug s honio?manuiactur
K?, some things and baying others In the,
(largest possible lots, which enables me to,
wipe out all oorapetition.
HERE ARB A FEW OF MY START
A No. 7 Flat top Cooking Stove, full
Jslze, 18x17 inch oven, fitted with 21 pieces
?of ware, delivered at your own depot,
%U freight charges paid by me, for
only Twelve Dollars,
i Again, 1 will sell you a 5 hole Cookln
Range 13x13 Inch oven, 18x2? tuch top, lit a
ted with 21 pieces of ware, for THlR-1
ITKKN DOLLAR?, and pay the freight tol
DO NOT FAY TWO PRICKS FOR?
I will send you a nice plush Parlor suit,'
.walnut frame, either In combination nr.
|banded, the most Btyllsh colors for 33.50, <
to your jallroad statiou. f rulght paid. j
J 1 will also sell you a nice Bedrouios uu
?ponsistlng of Bureau with glass, 1 bigh]
mead Bedstead, 1 Washstaud, 1 Centre4
gtable, 4 oane seat chairs, 1 caue seat and
back rocker all for ltt.SO, and pay f relgh
to your depot
Or 1 will send you an elegant Bedroom
Salt with large glass, lull marble top, tor
f|30, and pay freight.
Nice wluuow shade on spring roller s 407
Elegant large walnuts day clock, 4.00 i
Walnut louugo, 7.001
Lace curtains per window, l.ool
I cannot describo every thing In a small!
Jadvertlsement, but have an lmmenae store
?containing 22,600 feet of floor room, with
Iware houses and factory buildings In othev
[parts of Augusta, making in all the lar
Igest business of this kind under one mau
hgement in the Southern States. These
ntorsaand warehouses ere crowded with
[the choicest productions of the best facto*
rles. My catalogue containing illustrations
of goods will be mailed if you will kindly
Say where you saw this advertisement., i
pay freight. Address,
L. F. PADGETT,
Proprietor Padgett's Furniture, ?tovo
and Carpet Store,
1110-1112 Broad Street, AUGUSTA. GA.
IA -tyring hWlme
man and WOMAN.
I'. .J. P will purify and vltallre your
Mooo, create a good np|h>tit<?and give your
whole syst ?in tons ?im stnuigth.
A prominent railroad r.tif ?rlntcndent Ht
Stivniinah, suffering with W?Jsrl?, Dvspep
sis, and Rheumatism sa' . .mc . i
P. P, P. be never felt ho wel! In hl* lifo, an? \f
foots or. If he uoulil llvefcrcvor, if lie k.i.i 1
always *cot p. P. P."
If you are tired out fx v. v. . ...um.
cluno confinement, take
P. P. P.
If you aro feeling b-'dly In the spring
and out of sorts, tako
P. P. P.
If your digestive organs need toning up,
P. P. P.
If you suffer with heartache, Indigestion,
debility and weakness, take
P. P. P.
If you suffer with rcrvons prostration,
nerves hum nine and a general let down
of tho system, take
P. P. P.
For Blood Poison. Rheumatism, Scrof
Old ?w?; Malavi*, Chronic Female
P. P. P.
Prickly Ash, Poke Root
?Jj The beat blood purlftor In the world.
>| r.lPPMAN Bftn&, Wholesale Druggists,
& I.iprM*m'u Block, Savannah, fia.
17ff' ^ lyref >,fif T^.-TTWsCTBBaaaWsalTm
DO YOU WISH TO
itu ikons or vent own
THEN BUY THE THOMAS STEAM
PRESS AND SEED COTTON
It is tho most perfect systoni In use, un
loading cotton from wagons, cleaning and
delivering it into gins or stalls. Cotton
does not pass through fan and press re
quires no put loy nor bolts. It saves tune
TALBOTT & SONS'
ENGINES AND BOILERS, STATION
ARY AND PORTABLE. OLD DO
MINIRN MILL" to 300
TALBOTTS SAW MILLS. IMPROVED
FRICTION AND ROPE FE KD
?200 TO fb'OO
LUMMUS AND VAN WINKLE COT
TON GINS AND COTTON PRESSES.
Wo offor Saw Mill Men and Glnnors
tho most coinplcto outfits that can bo
bought and at bottom prices.
V. C. BADHAM,
Columbia, S. C.
THE TALBOTT ENGINE IS THE
Advice to Women
If you would protect yourself
from Painful, Profuse, Scanty,
Suppressed or Irregular Men
struation you must use
CAnTenavit.i.E, April 20,18ss.
This will certify that two member* of my
Immediate family, after having sufforttd for
years from Menstrual Irregularity,
being treated without benofltby phyBlela.n?,
wero at longth oomplotely oured by one boQM
of Bradfleld'e tfcmnlo Rogulator. lu
effect Is truly wonderful. J. W. Sth a no i?.
Book to " WOMAN " mailed FMJR, whloh oontaln*
valuable information on all female dlscoMB.
BRADFIELD REGULATOR CO.,
VOX BALE BT A.LI, DM UO GIST A
First Class Work!
Very Low Prices.
Buggies, Cntriages, RoRd.Carts, Wagons,
ato., Warranted Second to none.
Inquire of nearest dealer in those goods,
or send for Cstsloguo?Mentioning tlilf
HOLLER & ANDERSON
BUGGY CO.. ROOK HILL, 8.0 %
Jt ' ? <
Before assuring your
life, or Investing your mon
ey, exauilue the Twenty
Tear Tontine Policies of
rollcles maturing hi
1801 realize cash returns
to the owners, of amount*
varying from 120 to 170 pel
cent, of the money paid in,
besides the advantages of
the Assuranco during the
whole porlod of twenty
The following None
of the manv actual case*
maturing this year:
Endowment Policy No. 04,025.
issued in 1871,afage27. Amount,96.000,
Premium, f239.?0. Total 1'remhliuq Paid,
R K B U & V S
at cud of 'lontlno Bfirtlod In IKOli
CASH SURRENDER VAU'F., $8,440.40,
(Kqual to |171S10 toreach
glOo paid In premiums,
which Is equivalent to n re
turn of all premiums paid,
with Interest at 7V? per
cent, per annum.) Or, in
A PAID-UP LIFE POLICY KO1U10.470.
(Equal to $405.80 for each
glut) paid in premiums.)
A LIFE ANNUITY of ftm.M
One fact is worth a thousand thcoiles
There is no Assurance extant in any com
pany which compares with this. The
Equitable Is tho strongest '.oniiiany in Iho
world and transacts the largest business.
For fuithcr information address or apply
to the nearest agent of the Society, or write
W. J. RODDEY,
April 8-aiu ROCK LIILL, S. U.
THE LAUGEST STOCK.
MOST SKILLED WOKKMEN,
LOWEST PBICI -
Mil Carolina Ma* Worts
F. H. HYATT.
Is the best place in South Carolina Ol
Southern States to secure satisfaction in
American and Italian Marble Wink. All
Send for prices and full Information.
F. H. HY/\TT
April 8 ly COLUMBIA, s. c
victokv pok xiii: KAxa.oce
ExhlbiU'd side by side with Its leading
competitors at the State Fair, 18D0.
Tho Superintendent and Committee of
the Mechanical Department, in Inspecting
those features not included in the Premium
List, deem worthy of special mention the
Sailor Seed Cotton Elevator, Distributor
and Cleaner exhibited by W. II. Glhbes,
Jr., & Co.
The system operates most efficiently, and
much improves the sample, facilitates Um?
ginning of wet cotton, and saves largely In
labor and cost of handling,
The Committee recommend to Hie l at in
ersof the State an investigation Into llw
merits of these devices.
[Signed. 1 D. T. duncan,
W. II. G1BI5KS. Jit., A co..
Columbia, s. c.
State Agents and Dealers in fllst cla ?
Machinery, Buggies, Wagons, Ac.
SrEClAi..?To tost the advertising value
of Thh Static, wo will sell to any farmer
roforring to that paper one. of (hebest Dow
Law Cotton Planters made for 4.K5, cash
The usual price is ?5.00.
W. 11. Gl SB ES. jr.. A co.
mi-i-.*a.\ nnos., Whoiet tie rronuti,
SoU Proprietor*, Llppintn't Block. Rtvtnnth. U *
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