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he thing you do, dear,
? thing you leave undone,
es you a bit of heartache
i netting of the sun.
lor word forgotton,
tter you did not write,
er you did not send, dear,
ur haunting ghost? at night.
e you might have lifted
a brothers way;
?f hearteomo counsel
ore hurried too much to say.
ig touch of the hand, dear,
title, tvinning tone,
ou had no time nor thought for,
rouble's enough of your own.
AM) THOROUGH ORGAN
'ort to Organize the Negroes
ugliout the Btato?A Oaniputgu
bo Constitutional Convention.
, 15th, lust.
egro ministers of the State
anizod themselves Into a union
urposo of getting tho negroes
Carolina oompactly organizod
irulng fight on tho constitu
lvontlon matter. Tho organ
i to bo one which will doubt
* noarer getting all tho no
'ing in the eamo direction
other organization Into
>y have been collected. The
now to bo utilized for tho iu
of the voters In what thoy
l told will be a fight for thoir
p. Tho State convention
may bo tormod a gathering
3al preachers," Insofar as pol
r Into tho fight against tho
The idea In forming an
was to havo 1'heads"
??ovoraents in tho gener?
uld at onoo notify ouch
n turn would instruct
aoh backwoods church
to for and how to act.
jado_lt a promlnont
toatury of tho convontlon^thw'fyifoy
woro after no offices or anythiug of
that k\nd. Thoro was quite a light
made b\ so^oral old lino nogro Repub
licans Ii whoso minds tho memory of
the olTett of tho purchasing power of
"boodlei' in controlling tho "organi
zation" Ituck, tho contention bolng
against Vn organization of any kind.
But thes* woro promptly voted down.
There wrt> a unmerciful wasto of gas
and tho sessions lasted all day und in
to tho nlgkt in consoquoncos.
Tho contention was held in tho Cav
alry Baptitt church and notwithstand
ing tho deep snow and tho bittor cold
weather samothing ovor GO delegates
were In attendance, representing most
of tho counties of the State. Many let
ters woro read from negro ministers in
all sections of tho Stato, expressing
regret at thoir Inability to attend, at
tho same time stating that each was in
hearty sympathy and accord with the
objects of the convention as sot forth
in the call.
Tho convention was called to order
by tho Rev. E. H. "Wilson and the pro
ceedings woro oponed with tho singing
of tho hymn, "A Chargo.to Keep, I
Have." It wus lined out in "blocks^ of
two lines and the Rev. J. C. Daniela led
Rev. J. B. Mtddleton, qjf Camdon,
led In prayer. He.aald they,, wore as
sombled now as cltizons of tho Stats*
Ho prayed for God'a-Jblessing on thoir
work. During tho ""fervent prayer
thero wore 6ome vigorous " Araous"
and "Oh God's." They needed
tho Lord this very momedt j
right here now. They w'shed
to do what would, please the Lord.
They lovod their State. It was thoir
nativo plaoe. Oh, God ; oh,' Christ,
oh, Holy Ghost; Great God pf Heaven
hear us today and help us. Ho con
cluded with tho Lord's prayer. Tho
Rev. Mlddleton wore gold oye-glasses
and a silk skull cap and lookod, savo
for his dark skin, not unliko Li Hung
Tho convontlon then listened to tho
reading of a lesson from tho Biblo-f
the 9lst Psalm, by tho Rov. J. G. T
Rone, of Charleston. j
Rev. H. M. Ralfford was olo'"
temporary chairman. Ralfford y^j
black a negro as one could dndJ^ii
wore a clean, white standing
and a white four-in-hand tie. /.. ,
Ralfford wont up into tho A^TJSS
addroBsod tho convention ?
dignified manner, with/j^Jg*
was roraarkublo und not
ing. He spoke of the
and homo-mado ri^&JiJ?}??'
and proceeded to doli? an 088ay (,n
it. fie hoped that thj ^ere none
such present today. (Ae8? "Amen!
Amen!") He then g A.owf 1 0 read"
ing an essay urging ?Jf^??
to do vtW .he wasAln<f' . tl? tlVr\n
Uvti Thds uu?-"110''6 hound by no man
?nii party^P^y wore raon?froo men
_and thef*U8t now l"-*6 above all
^aHo?thoipnt on to glvo advice. A
mlnister'tMy w?? to glvo waring of
any wrorf" danger or anything that
mlght,bcrroatonod calculated to in
jure tho^P'0- ^UHt laws should bo
cnoctodf tho pooplo. You minis
ters hat'16 pooplo ; you liuvo thoir
confj j0lfiyou ean control thorn. You
are tho?tor ?' advortlsomont nmuui;
tj10m> liberate much, plan well and
' id co-operato with that:
.. for tho bsat lntorcsts of ovory
oif* . Ho defondod tho ministers
alJT tho obasgo. that thoy wore!
rrff. m o v ^gion and politics. It is 1
tlmo that good men, willing to work i
for the people, should come to tho
front for ill tho people. If tho offices
could bojbecured as things woro ho
would roliso thom.
Rev. Gtorgo W. Rows, of Charleston,
was madl temporary secretary.
Rov. W. U. Chappollo asked that
committal's on address and resolution,
on constitution and one on education
be appointed. Ho suggested that ono
from eacbi Congressional district com
pose tho obmmitteo on addross.
Tho Ro?. "Elder: " Mr. Choor, I ax
dat a lanninitten on grievances is up
pointed too." (Laughter.)
The convontlon then proceodod to j
mako up tho roll of delegates.
THE AFTERNOON SESSION.
When the convention reassembled I
the commltte on organization made
its report as follows :
" Wo, your committee above named,
beg loave to submit our roport.
"Offloera?Chairman, B.C. Brown;
secretary, W. P. Jones.
"We recommend that thero bo an
oxocutive committee consisting throe
ministers from oaoh congressional dis
trust and that nlno of said committee
constitute a quorum."
There was then much dlaoussion an
to the political feature of such an or
ganization and the idea scorned to be
goneral that the establishing of such
an organization was carrying polities
into religion's circles. Tho discussion
was fast and furious and it was easily
seen that thoro was muoh opposition
by a fow to such an organization. A
motion was then oarrled that tho re
port bo laid on the table temporarily.
For a half hour thoro was the worst
kind of a tangle which was brought
dear by Prof. Wilson making the
point that the committee was simply
to select officers as pormanent ohalr
man and seorotary of tho convention,
and had gone boy on* its powers in
making tho second part of the report.
Dr. Brown, of Charleston, was then
made pormanent chairman, and A. B.
Jones, of Spartanburg, pormanent soc
rotary, by tho adoption of tho first part
Of the report.
A. D. White wanted tho ohalrman to
explain to the convention that they
did not want to organizo a now party
over the head of tho " Grand old Ro
Wilson then moved that the com
mittee on constitution tako tho mattor
up aud bring In a proper report. Hart
said that the committee on constitu
tion should liuve reported first, and so
THE NEW ORGANIZATION.
The committee on constitution thou
submitted tho following report :
Proamblo and constitution of tho
Whereas, thero arc patent causes
which impel tho minlstors?tho load
ers of tho raco-^jj organizo themselves
Into such an organization as will bet
tor protect us as a race along civil and
political lines, and
Whereas, wo, the ministers of the
State of South Carolina, havo met in
convention, that wo might seeuro to
ourselves and our chlldron that price
less legacy bequeatod to us by God
and tho united effort of a common
country, bo it
Resolved, thereforo, that, to estab
lish justice, Insure domestic trinquil
ity, provldo for tho common dofonso,
promote tho general welfare and so
curo tho blessings of liberty to us and
our prosterlty, wo do organize our
selves into an organization known as
tho Ministors' Union of tho Stuto of
South Carolina, from and by which ti
State oxocutive committoo shall bo
appointed, not consisting of more than
flvo nor loss than throo in oach Con
gressional district, to work with and
through tho county executive commit
tee, to organizo iu all the counties in
vgejgUOQ 1. ? -IfcShfiAJ^hothA^dirty of tho
State oxocutive committee to appru'nt'
in each county a county oxocutive com
mittee whoso duty itshall bo to organise
In every precinct in tho county, and
see that all of tho raombors of each
olub are furnished with registration
Sec. 2. It shall bo tho duty of the
Stato orocutive committee to canvass
or cause to bo canvassed every county
in tue Stato, instructing tho voters
how and for whom to vote.
Soc. 3. Tito executive committee
shall have full power to act in tho
absence of this convention whenever
and wherever eraergoncy domands.
Soc. 4. It shall be further tho pro
vince of tho oxocutivo committee to
levy a tax, which shall bo apportioned
to the various districts, sufficient to
employ legal talent to test tho legality
of acts by which tho laws governing
us have been enaotod and that shall
bo enacted against tho rights and
privileges of franchises guaranteed t<
us by the Constitution of tho Unit?*
Hart moved to adopt, whon Mi/*
ton .?'OSO and'said that they.'" '
strike out tho portion looking?.or"
ganlaation. It was danger-*' JJJJ
would likely find that politic*."0 ??u'1
grab up tho organtza^ou^,^
would doubtless bo UBedZitfA^X ltd
usefulness. Ho moved i7f*52?u~1|1
J. H. Johnson und mJJJJ***??l
to disfranchise SCSS^JT^A
this Stato, dfi?7A?& thim >?* r,tho
?i.vhfo ?V.O....J58d to thorn by tho Con
?f?S^U^/?ere'<>re bo it
^SSSJS^ we, tho ministers of
tilirnSti ' South Carolina, urgo upon
our nuSr9'to regi8ter to a man and be
roa?v^ vot,? 'or mttU ?1' 80t ?t
men aro ?PPosec* 10 such dise'rimi
. n among its citizens, irrespective
? Arty or name.
/art said it was wrong to ask tho
Lcople to organize whon tho men who
wero to load thorn refused to organize.
Ho wont on at somo longth in an im
passioned spooch to say that organiza
tion could not bo dispensod with. Thoy
had to havo men watching all tho tirao,
Otherwise the peoplo could not bo in
formed who to voto for, otc.
Middloton mudo a brief rfiply, and
thon tho Rov. J. C. Tobin got tho lloor
and ho made "Homo howl." Ho was
8tirpri80d to soo mon stand thoro aud
say "don't organizo," oven while tho
throats of our childron yet unborn aro
preparing to bo cut. 1, for one, am
here to shod my last drop of blood and
havo my body burned and tho ashes
thown to tho winds before I'll do it.
[Groans, and "Yes, yes.") Ho was for
a light all tho way through. Wo can
leave this country; I can, for I havon't
anything but my grip and coat, and It's
almost worn out. Ho talked war from
boglnning to ond and said if thero was
any man thore who was not arousod to
his utmost ho ought not to bo thoro.
Middloton?Wnoro is the money to
do this coming from?
Tobin?Whoro you got your support
Tho chairman said that it was time
to stop talking and got to work.
A motion was thon put to lay the
minority report on tho table. A stand
ing voto was taken, tho threo old negro
preachers?Middloton and the Ricos?
sitting. Tho motion was carried by a
voto of 34 to 7.
It was then decided to adopt tho ma
jority report by sections. .
When tho preamble was struck out
tho mon opposed to tho organization
made an otTort to strike out ail refer
ence thoroto. Only sixtoen supported
this effort. A similar off ort was mudo
with another portion of tho preamble,
but it was voted down.
Middloton said ho was trying toavoid
political parties buying thorn.
Chnppello said that this was an insult
to tho Christian ministers. Wo camo
horo to work with all tho parties which
will work with us to save our rights
from tho wreck. (Applause.) Wo don"t
come horo to please any man or sot of
mon. Wo aro here to keep u telegrap
lc wire running from tho precinct to
hoadquarters. Tho political loaders
are looking down to '90. Wo don't
want tho State, and wo aro not going
to got It. Monoy, intolllgenoo and
tense, have to run tho government. Wo
don't want to put ignoranco back in
there. God knows there's onough of it
in thore now. Wo don't want tho offi
ces. (Rico?I wonts all I can got out
of 'om.) We don't want to be cowardly.
The while pooplo know mistakos had
boon made even in 1870. If you don't
believe it, read The State. It Is said
that ho who alts on a hot stove will rise
ain. Middloton site on such a utove.
o've got to strike these kind of poo
le out of the way. Chappello called
'or the previous question on tho wholo
Middloton ropliod to tho poraonal
slashes of Chappelle. Daniols pleadod
for unity of notion. Jacobs had consid
erable to say by way of explanation as
to why they wanton organization. He
believed that a white man who had to
fight disrespects a map who won't come
out and fight. The olroumstanoes had
been so different. The people of tho
North had been letting things alouo
because they know wo wore ignorant.
He went on for somo tiino to expluin
Middloton said if they organized, tho
whites would all got together again.
M'ddleton presented a brlof report
from tho commlttoe on education,
which was most appropriate and it was
instantly adopted. The report stated
that tho committoo thought education
was a most important question, "but
this is tho ti inc. for tho consideration
of other matters.." (Laughter.)
Then tho latter portion of tho report
of the committee on organization was
taken up again. After a long fight by
the couirulttoomou, the chairman fin
ally ruled that it was for the conven
tion to till tho various olllces provided
for in the constitution. A large num
ber wore nominated for Stato chairman
and the fight narrowed down to Hurt,
a mau who would "work from de sou
board to do mountaiu tops," as a dele
gate exprossed it, and W. D. Ohapelle
was elected by a voto of 33 to 12.
T. J. Clarko was elected secretary
and Ii. S. Blee, "a man who was too
ole ter run ter Kauody," was made
troasurer. A. special committee was
appointed to select tho commltteomon.
?ishop Saltor was introduced to tho
convontlon, and at 7 p. m. a recess was
taken till 8.
THE NIGHT SESSION.
At the night session tho special com
raitteo reported, recommending tho
members of tho Stato executive com
mittoo, aud they woro elected, as fol
First Congressional DistricV-W. W.
Beckett, W. P. Carolina, J. a. Gowdy.
Second District?J. H. Pu/oy, R. H.
Porrin, G. G. Daniels.
Third District?D. T. Mo Dan lei, B.
J. Hamsey, A. H. Robertson.
Fourth District?II. M. Rayford,
H. Horndon, H. Watklns. 1
Fifth District?Ii. D. White, M/L
Hall, N. A. Rice. /
Sixth District?J. E. Wilson, W R.
Roborts, J, P. Brockingtou. /
Sovonth District?A. G. GoodSGAi W.
M. Thomas, J. R. Johnson. /
Tho committee on address reported
-^her-lttalo^l-Vy ?3a iiilnoift1y-A,iJ.,^,i-j
The following address, bein/tl'o rd-"
port of tho minority, was a/>pted by
tho convention : /
To tho colored citizens A tho State
of South Carolina: W< tho, UQgro
ministers of South C*-y*?lin?? 1,1 oon
vontiou assembled, for/the purpose, of
organization, that wy??y ^to elTee
tually assist our pel/10 10 ?Going their
rights aud prlvilf08, guaranteed to
them by tho Con4*utlo,a?f V10 Umtl-(l
States, deolare/?680 PHnolples as the
platform on wAoh wo'stand.
Wo ussen/10 not for tho purpose
of further!** ta0 interests, or to be
swayed b* uny Motion or loaders of
faction-/"11*' as Christian citizens, who
view /tlhapprchonsiou the attempt
now viln^ n,ado to secure in tho com
jUir Constitutional convention, the
..Jctloal disfranohisomont of our peo
'0 in this Stato; we assemble for tho
purposo of Counselling together upon
the wisest and best course to ho pur?
med by us in order to meet tho emer
gency that confronts us, and to Issue
idvico to our people, which acted upon
shall bo patont in securing to them the
full enjoyment of guaranteed civil acid
Wo boliovo that the wido inlluenee
if tho minister of tho Gospel lays upon
him a corresponding responsibility and
that therefore ho should use his knowl
edge and inlluenee for tho good of his
people in ovory way, as a religious
teacher and leader, appreciating also
tho fact that good citizenship is a reli
gious duty tobe urged and inculcated.
1. By encouraging tho mon of tho
i*aeo to put forth ovory effort to secure
registration certificates, that they may
oxorciso tho rights of freo men and
citizens, and in case of donial of tho
right to register to be prepared to fur
ls h ovidonco us to tho ground for such
2. By eucouraging ward and pre
Dinot meotings, in which information
may bo given as tho political situation
und to arouse enthusiasm looking to
ward a broader and bettor citizenship
in tho Stato, bused upon true patiot
3. By showing to tho peoplo tho
special dangers that raonace oven
thoso holding registration certificates,
who have moved since receiving such
certificate from one placo of residence
to another, even in tho same ward and
precinct; such certificate not changod
to correspond with tho present place of
residence being of no use in securing
tho right to vote.
4. By encouraging our peoplo to
ieoui'6 information as to tho purpose
and policy of each party and to he pro
pared to voto intelligently for those
principles and candidates that 'stand
for right and justice to nil men.
Tothiaond wo recommend that every
minister of tho race use his lnfiuonco
In tho homes aud gatherings of his
pooplo to inculcate right principles,
to spread information, to promote
oducation and to impress upon tho
mon of the raco tho importance of a
truo appreciation of tho rights of
Citizenship, that his rights may bo
respected, his children educated and
his homo and family may bo protected, j
And upon tho work of tliis convontlon
of ministers wo ask tho favorable con- !
sidoration of tho citizens of this entire i
Stato and country and invoke the I
blessing of Him whoso name wo bear
beforo tho world.
Wo also recommend that our people
sacrifice willingly thoi** moans to se
cure thoir guaranteed rights through
the highest courts of tho land.
Tho following resolutions wero also
Whereas, The Constitutional con
vention that will ho held in tho State
is fraught with many dangers, in re
gard to the social, political and In?
telloctual Interests of the negro ; and '
since our pooplo must be informed i
uJ>on tho gravo issues that confront ?
thorn, thoy ueod a colored newspaper j
In thoir home* that will keop them
informed upon the issues of tho day,
a4 well as will bo helpful to them in j
other ways: and since tho Peoples'
Recorder is such a paper, published at I
Columbia ; therefore, bo it
Rosolvod, That wo tho ministers of
this convontlon, do lioartiiy endorse
this papor and will use our influence
in circulating it in tho homos of our
Resolvod, That we will publish O'ir
communicntionsdn this Constitutional
campaign in this colored papor, t'10
People's Recorder, and all other col
ored papers of tho State.
?It is said that whon Geo. du Mau
rior and tho Harpors woro negotiat
ing about "Trilby," tho author do
olined the publishors' offer of a royalty,
and decided in tho favor of a lump
aum. Thla was something handsome,
no doubt but ho would probably havo
got more on tho royalty plan ; not loss
than $30,000 on tho salo of 100,000
o iplos. _
?Congressman Champ Clark, whon
hla son was a baby, placed *10,000 in
surance on his lifo, which tho lad is to
got as aoon as ho comes of age, and ho
1b to take a trip around tho world for
his educational benefit.
A TALE OF THE MOONSHINERS.
DRAMATIC CONFKSSION OF
Hunting an Informer Whoso Mother
Approved tlie lynching?The Ltead
er of the Ku Klux Captured in Ar
Atlnnta Kvening Journal.
Tho light of justice is boginniag to
fall brightly upon tho facts in the
Worloy outrage, ouo of tho most das
tardly erimos over committed on the
soil of Georgia, and today tho an
nouncement is mado that Judge Mc
Cutchln, suspected as tho leader of tho
ku-klux that shot Worloy in tho cot
ton field in Murray Cou ty, has been
eupturod ; that ho is on his way to the
scone of his ullegod orimo from Ar
kansas, where, for many days, ho has
been a fugitive from pursuers.
In additiou to this, and auother light
upon the dark deed, was tho dramatic
confession of Aoso Black in opon court
before Judgo Newton this morning.
Thoro was a silence as profound as
death when Black entered his plea of
guilty and whon ho told tho story, al
most surpassing boliof, of how Worloy
had been taken by sixty mounted men
in disguise through Bloodtown Into
Bloodi.own gorgo, and hanged in the
darkness of tho night to a persimmon
Officers of tho court, judgo, mem
bers of i lie bar listened to t he nurra
tlvo of tho crime, and from tho first
word spoken to the last tho mon held
thoir broath, for from out tho dark re
cess of tho mountains has come a tale
Which almost surpasses crodulity.
Never in unv court room has thero
been a more dramatic scono, and ovory
one was effected when Black told how
Worloy's own mother, standing bo
tween lior son and hor grand-daughter,
sided with tho whitocappors and gavo
hor content to hor son's death.
Tho man MoOutohill is supposod to
be tho ring leader of those who shot
and killed Worloy, while Anse Black
Is ono of the mon connected with the
hanging of Worloy a few days boforo
'-HeBfy W?Frey 1lw>il -in- -Msii'ray
County, the home of many moonshin
er.!, lie was suspected of being a sys
tematic spy for tho rovenuo men. His
reputation in thin respect bocamo
noised abroad and ovory moonshiner
in tho mountains knew of Uonry Wor
loy and hated him, beoauso thoy bo
liovod tho government had no right to
tax tho product of their industry, and
hated him hecauso lie took thorn to
jail and took food from out thoir wives
and children's mouths.
There was a suggestion of a conspir
acy. Tho idea grew. It took root in
many a still on many a hillside. Fi
naliy it crystal i/.ed into a dotorniina
tiou to rid thomselvea of their enemy
by putting him boyoud tho power of
ever opening his mouth. It was de
cided to hang him. Sixty men carried
the conspiracy into executive, but
Worloy escapod miraculously.
Tho moonshiners woro relentless, In
satiate. They determined now to
abandon cover of darkness, to shoot
him whore thoy found him, In opon
day, in tho country road?anywhere.
Tho sontonco of doath had boon pro
nounced and Worloy would havo to
suffer the penalty for his treachery.
A few days after this Worley was
found dead by the sido of a mule
which he had been plowing.
But tho story is horo as told by Anso
Black, an oyo witness to tho hanging.
District Attorney James received in
formation that Black was willing to
confess. Black camo to Atlanta and
notified Mr. James that ho was willing
to entor a plea of guilty.
Judgo Newman recolved tho plea in
opon court, and asked tho man to stand
up boforo him.
" What, havo you to say boforo sen
tence is pronounood upon you ?" asked
When Black arose, to the imagina
tive , ovory mountain fastness arose
with him, (or ho is a type of tho moun
tains. Tall, angular, high cheek
bones, more like an Indian than a Cau
Caslan, with onduranoo, but not quick
ness wrltton in every lineament, tho
mind's eyo followed him through tho
winding paths of tho Blue liidgo, saw
him peer through tho foliago for rov
enuo men, saw the rod radiation of the
lire under tho still upon his sharp and
bron/ed features. Uncouth, strong,
shrewd looking, eagle-eyed, Anso
Black looked like some great rock tow
ering from tho brow of his own blue
Ho had a rough but effective way of
telling the story, and a voice of sur
prising sweetnoss withal.
?' I want to say a fow words about
my connection with this thing," said
the man of tho mountains, as ho look
ed ubout him and sighod deeply in the
aceontjof the Cracker "boforo you son
tonco mo. 1 am guilty. I was pres
ent with tho crowd that hanged Henry
Worloy, aud I say what I do so that
tho court may ho as light as it can up
" It was in the lattor part of last
spring that s'xty mon of Murra/ Coun
ty got together and made up thoir
minds to hang Henry Worloy for ro
porting. Each man was on hordoback
and hud black masks on thoir facos. It
was a kinder dark night. Everybody
was armed ono way or another. Some
had guns, somo had pistols, somo had
rilles. Tho men thought thoro might
be trouble in getting Worloy, and men
woro taken along to hold tho horsos in
tho case, of shooting, so thoy wouldn't
bo frightened at tho fusilado.
"Tho men rode up to Worloy's
house and halting the horses nearby,
most of them, except those that held
tho horsos, went to Worloy's house.
Sevoral mon took cotton balls saturat
ed with kerosene, which burned
brightly as thoy approachod the houio.
Tho loader of tho crowd knocked at
tho door and asked for Worloy. Wor
loy's mothor camo to tho door and
uskod what wo wantod witli Honry.
Wo told hor that wo wore going to
hang him for reporting. i
"Worloy's UM-lo daughter camo to
tho door and all three of thorn stood
thero. Wo told Worloy that wo had
oomo to hang him, and that thero
wusu't any use rosistlng, that ho would
have to come, and that we intended to
take him alive or doad.
I "Worloy wastorrlbly senrod and bog
! ged for morcy, said ho wasn't guilty of
i roportlng and got down on his knoos
j to us."
Tho prisoner paused horo a moment
1 to remark that he novor was so soi ry
for a man and that he would novor for
got Worloy's pitiful looks as bo crouch
: od on tho porch on Iiis humble homo.
j "Worloy's mother was talkod to by
our mon. They told hor that hor sou
I had boon a traitor to hor peoplo and
I that sho ought to bo willing to havo
him put out of tho way.
" Honry," snld tho confossor, " look
1 od at his mothor and askod her If sho,
too, was against him. Sho said ' yos,'
aho was going to lot tho mon tako him
: for ail sho cared.
" Worloy broke down thon nnd orlod
like a baby und told tho mon that If
his mothor had gone back on him thoy
could tako him and do what thoy
ploaaod with him.
"Ho novor resistod ua and whon we
told him to got on a horse ho did it.
Worloy was tied with his hands bo
hind Iii m and rode in the middle of tho
crowd of men on horseback. He never
spoko. We went up the Bloodtown
road, through Bloodtowop to Blood
"Describe," said some one, "how
tho hills are here."
"Tho hills on each hand almost
straight up a thousand feet high, a
crook runs between, and the road for
throo miles runs through this creek.
Its awful dark here in the night time.
Whon wo bad got to a lonoly part of
tho Bloodtown gorge we halted tho
horses and selected a persimmon troo
t > hang Worloy to. Somebody led tho
horso under the tree and tiod a rope
around Worloy's nook. The other ?nd
of tho rope was thrown over a strong
limb, and throo men caught hold of tho
end thut hung down and we strung
him up, got on our horsos and rode
down tho gorge apioco. Worley was
swinging backward and forward whon !
we left him thero to dio. The last
man had gottou almost out of sight of
him when he was seen to knock up
against tho troo and wrap his logs
around tho trunk. Quick as lightning
he managed to got his hands loose,
untied tho nooso from his nock, and
lighting on his foot, ran faster than any
man I ovor saw. A yell went up from
tho crowd and tho mon fired fifty shots
at him as ho ran. Thoy never caught
up witii Iii in, and thnt was tho last wo
saw of him that night."
Whon Black Had completed his
story, thoro was a complote Bllonce in
tho court-room, the full ghastlincss of
tho crime having sunk deep into the
breasts of ovory ono.
Tho Confession of McCutcheon. Iscad
or of the Gang.
Tho noted loador of the white caps,
James McCutchoon, was discovered in
Arkansas by his pa.'tnor in a patent
medicine llrm. At tho instance of tho
Imrtuor ho was arrested and carried
>uck to A la n la, where ho was lodged
in jail to await trial for his awful
Driven by the most relentless ro
dr.01^8- &?dl V&f&Qiutav tho cidmo in
which he had participated, Mc
Cucthoon had become reckloss and iu
difTorontas to his future, and tho con
fession ho has niado was entirely vol
untary and of his own accord.
Ho first told of his escape to Arkan
sas after tho commission of tho crime
and how ho had passod the tirao in
that Stato in constant dread of being
recaptured and brought to his native
Stato to answer for tho foul deed. Ho
said that tho Idea of being hunted and
reminded of what ho had dono filled
his consoionco with tho deepest re
morBo and that life in his condition
was misorablo. So powerful had been
his fears and dread of boinir captured,
ho had become almost indifforent, and
mndo little effort to conceal his identi
Ho told of his connection with tho
Murray County whltocappors and how
thoy whipped mon for informing, and
said thut no was prosont whon thoy at
tempted to hang Honry Worloy on the
7th of April. Ho said that ho was con
nected w'th four raids of tho ku-klux
and told tho details of thoso raids in a
most intorosting mannor. Whon he
reached tho Worloy murder point of
his story McCutcheon said :
"Thoy (tho ku-klux) camo to my
houso and told mo to moot tho boys at
Jim McKntiro's. I went and thoro was
nino of us thore?Harris Bramlett,
James Mciintlro, Frank Gilbert, John
Henry Gobcr, Sance Morrison, Tobe
Smith, Goorgo Hartsol, James Par
sons and mysolf.
"We all started off towards Henry
Worloy's houso and had gone about
throe miles whon it bogan to rain.
Wo stoppod to wait until it hold up
and Sanco Morrison loft us thon. All
of us wont on to Worloy's houso and
stayed around it all night, expecting
to shoot him when ho camo out tho
uoxt morning. Wo scattored on every
side of tho houso, so that wo would bo
ouroto soo him, but whon ho camo out
wo woro afraid to shoot liim thero anil
lot him go on to his field.
"Somo of tho men woro sont down
tho road loading from his houso to
tho fiold, but they would not shoot
him. We all thon went out in tho
woods a short distance from whoro
Worloy was at work and talked about
how wo would kill him.
" Finally it was decidod to dotail
throo mon to go ovor whero Worloy
was and bring him out in tho woods
whero tho other mon woro. Frank
Gilbort, Tobe Smith and mysolf woro
dotailed to go and bring him outside
whoro tho others woro waiting. Wo
woro afraid of Worley and thought ho
was armed und decided to go over and
find out before wo tried tobring him
outsldo. Tobe Smith, Frank Gilbert
and mysolf went ovor whoro Worloy
was and talkod to him about different
"Aftor uwhllo wo loft him and went
back to whoro tho crowd was. Thon
Tobe Smith, Frank Gilbort and mysolf
wont back ovor in tho fiold tho second
timo and whon wo got near whore
Worloy was plowing I lovolod my gun
at hirn and told him to throw up his
hands. Ho madeamovomontand Tobe
Smith shot him with a pistol. As ho
fell back I shot him with my double
barreled shotgun aud Gilbert shot him
at the samo timo.
" Wo saw that wo had killed him and
wo ran out of tho fiold into tho woods
and thon wont up on Fort mountain
and stayod until lato in tho cvoning.
Wo all soparatod thon and wont
Tho prlsonor told his story in an
earnost mannor and it conclusion ho
appeared to bo groaMy roliovod. Ho
was told that by making n confession ho
placed himsolf in grout dangor of los
Ing his lifo aftor tho mannor in which
tho whltocappors attempted to take
Honry Worley'a by hanging, but it is
said that ho declared tiiat ho was de
termined to mako a clean breast of tho
It was loarned that in McCutchoon's
confession ho implicated a number of
wollknown citizens of Murray and othor
north Goorgia counties as boing mout
hers of tho whitocoppers' organization
and taking part in tho raids In which
ho was along, but thoir naraos could
not bo loarnod.
A WOMAN'J? QUKBTION8.
She Wants Idght on the Currency
Tho Chicago Horald has rocolvod
tho following lottor from a oitizon
whoso wlfo is atudying tho currency
" Editor of Too Horald-?Evor Binco
womon bogan to como to tho front in
politics, organizo suffrage clubs and
mako public speeches, Mrs. Watson
baa mado mo oxtromoly uncomfortablo
by asking all aorta of questions about
tho tariffand about olvllsorvico reform
and about tho monoy question and
about a hundred other things that I
know all about, but hardly fool capablo
of making oloar to tho understanding
of woman. In thia orisiB it occurs to
mo to shift somo of #ho burdon and
restore tranqulllty *>the household by
repenting Bomo 01 those quoationa to
Tho Horald. If The Horald fails to
anBWor sho w UI conclude they aro un
answorablo and let the matter rest
I unsolved. Tho great source of troublo
now is the position of Mr. Carlislo with
I his currency bill. Mrs. Watson wants
to know whether the making of money
I is afunotion of govornmont or whether
, it should bo loft to individual and
I corporate enterprise to furnish tho cir
culation medium that measures ox
ohangos and liquidates dobts ?
"She wants to know if the making
I of money should be loft to private en
I torprlso why Mr. Carlislo provides in
his bill for any governmental inter
ference ? t
" She wants to know if the making
of money is a function of government,
whj government doos not attend to
its business aud not dolegato its powers
to a class of individuals or corpora
"She wants to know if money should
be mndo of a commodity of high rela
tive value llko gold, aud if so, why
govornmont doos not stop when tho
gold is coined instead of issuing a
volume of paper promises to pay equal
to eight times tho number of gold
"Sho wants to know what elasticity
of the ourroncy is and how money can
bo mado to circulate freoly when there
Is a panic abroad in tho land, every
Eroductivo industry paralyzed, overy
ank hoarding its money and every
man who has a dollar refusing to part
with it until driven to it'by diro neces
"Sho wants to know if tho quantity
of gold in tho world is sulllcient to do
the business of the world. If not, and
it must bo supplemented by a system of
papor, bused on our faith that there is
some gold somewhere, in which the
paper will bo redeemed when wo want
it, which is tho best foundation for our
faith, eoufidenco in individual and cor
porate banks, or confidence in a gov
ornmont that represents tho honesty,
tho integrity and ability to pay of tho
" She wants to know if papor money
must not, of necessity, bo a credit
money, depending for its circulation
upon tho faith of the people in its ulti
lli?to redemption ?
"If it is a credit money, if not tho
credit of the govornmont (tho whole
people) stronger und hotter than tho
credit of individual or corporate
" She wants to know if Mr. Carlislo
thinks thoro is money enough in the
"If that is bis idea, why doos ho
not provldo for inflation by the cheaper
route of froo coinage of silver instead
of authorizing a lot of banks to issue a
quantity of promises to pay gold that
thoy have not, and may never bo able
to ootal n ?
"She wauts to know, if thoro Is any
wny to stop peoplo doing business ou
credit, and with a credit money ?
"If thoro is no way, Bho wants to
know why Mr. Carlislo and the other
groat statesmen don't stop fooling with
tho monoy question and find out what
it is that makes panics, shakes credits
and brings hard timos and givo us a
a DKFAUIjTINO dispknhkr.
Governor Kvans Takes Prompt Ac
tion in His Case?The MliorCngo
Fully Covered by the Hondsiucii.
The Stato, 13th inst.
Governor Evans has commenced to
apply tho law to tlioso dispensers who
have been fouud to bo defaulters, as
ho expressed it a few days ago. And
tho first man among these officers of
tho Stato to find himself in the holo is
Mr. B. O. Evans, tho disponser at St.
Matthews, in Oraugoburg County.
Tho otliciai inspoctor has gono over
this dispensor's books, and finds that
thoro is a shortage of between $2,200
Govornor Evans said that tho matter
of tho oxlstenco of this shortage was
only roported to him on Saturday hist.
He at onco sent Inspector Scruggs to
St. Matthews to tako chargo of the
dispensary ar.d make an investigation
of tho book:) and accounts, no report
ed that tho amount of tho defalcation
was as givon above. Govornor Evans
says be cannot understand how tho
county board of control could have lot
tho shortago occur without noticing it.
Tho Governor says thoro was nothing
loft for him to do but to act promptly,
In ordor to preserve tho discipline of
tho entire management of tho dispen
sary. Consequently ho has sont tho
bond of tho disponser to Messrs. Bow
man & H. H. Brunson, attorneys at
Orangeburg, and ordered them to pro
ceed at onco te bring suit upon tho
bond to recovor tho amount of tho
shortago. Bo lias also decided, iio
says, to have Dispenser Evans prose
cuted to tho full extent of tho "law for
grand larceny and broach of trust.
On tho disponsor's bond aro Messrs.
Philip Rich and Frederick J. Buyck. t
both men of woalth, and tho loss will
bo fully oovorod. Governor Evans
says tho shortage, so far as ho can as
certain, falls entirely on tho county
and does not ofTect tho funds duo tho
Stato. Tho Govornor has ordered Mr.
Scruggs to closo the dispensary and
turn it over to some person whom tho
board of control shall select to act us
Governor Evans has not yot taken
any logal stops against any of tho other
disponsors who' havo boon found to bo
defaulters, but his action in this case
indicates what course ho will likely
pursuo with all of them.
The State, 14th inst.
Govornor Evans yesterday received
from Dispensary Inspector Scruggs his
roportof his investigation of tho ac
counts of tho dispensary at St. Mat
thews. Ho roports that tho total short
tago Is $2,282.83. Tho bulk of this am
ount falls on tho Stato and not on tho
county, as Governor Evans thought.
Thoro is now duo tho State, so Mr.
Scruggs roports, $2,038.80. Tho amount
duo tho county on account of unpaid
profits is only $244.47. The stock on
hand at tho dispensary as accounted
ou Monday by Mr. Scruggs, when ho
took chargo of tho dispensary, was
worth $1,510.10. Disponser Evans has
purchased from tho Stato sinco tho ro
opening of tho dispensaries in August
last, $0,280.14 worth of liquors, and tho
total stock carried sinco tho reopening
amounted to $7,550.19.
Govornor Evans now bolioves that
the shortago has been accumulating
for BO'no time, and ho thinks that thoro
must have boon something misleading
j about tho roports or the shortugo
I would havo boon discovored long ago.
; Govornor Evans has alroady forwarded
i all tho necessary papers and instruc
I tions to tho attorneys in Orangoburg
i reproscntlng tho Stato und ho says
tho State will loso nothing and Dis
! pensor Evans will bo made to suffor.
j Govornor Evans says this should bo a
; warning to othor dispensers. Ho says
: that all dispensers and othors con
nected with the system might as woll
' undorstnnd that tho Stato's business is
not a thing to bo " monkoyod with."
Ho says he intends to show absolutely
no leniency with any ono in suoh a
matter where State's monoy is lnvolv
FI UK IN TIMMON9VILL.K.
LargoBlock of Frame lliitldtngs De
stroyed?The Block Was Mliuiincd
by Insurance Companies.
TlMMONSVIXiLE, Fob. 12?Tho largest
fire in extent und uutnbor of Buildings
destroyed that TlmmonsvUl?' has over
oxporionced broke outlast night about
I 12 o'cloek, and this morning the fumous
j wooden row containing historic "Fort
Su tutor " is In ushes.
I Snow bad fallou to a depth of sev
eral inchos, and continued during tho
Uro to pour a steady shower of Hakes
that actod as a wet blauket to ull
buildiugs adjacent the doomed block.
This was a long row of wooden build
ings, all connected, on Haiiroad street,
right in tho heart of town. It had
long been condemned by tho insurance
companies, and consequently tho In
surance was light and many of tho
Tho origin of the lire is unknown.
It was first discovered iu the rear of a
largo store house kuowu as tho Mc
Laughlin building, tho back and upper
parts of which wero occupied by negro
tenants, aud rapidly spread east and
west till thoontiro block was inllames.
But for tho heavy fall of snow no doubt
tho wholo business part of tho town
would this morning bo in ruius.
Tho following list showr ho ;hi?f
Store ownod by George A. Norwood,
occupied by W. W. lfarrell, grocery
below and dwelling above; value of
building $1,000, stock $2">0.
Largo two-story doublo storo and
dwelling above, owned by W. J. Lock
hart, kuown as " Fort Sumtor;'* value
$2,600; unoccupied. A fow goods
bolonging to M. Kohn wore stored
horo. Value about $100; no insurance.
The McLaughlin building, vulue,
$1,000, No insurance.
Barber shop and fixtures belonging
to B. M. Whlto, estimated value, $500.
Shop belonging to (Jhloe Owens, a
negro woman, valuo, $2.'>0. No in
Storo and, stock of groceries belong
ing to U. W. Witcover, valuo, $1,200.
Storo belonging to D. 11. Trax'.cr,
lately occupied l>y -J. A. Bowers,
groceries, but unocoupied at time of
firo, valuo, $1.000. Small insurance.
Shop occupied by C. T. Stoue, jowler,
valuo small. No insurance.
Several small houses occupied by
negroes wore burned. None insured.
The total loss is in tho neighbor
hood of $12,000; insurance not over
Tho firo was stopped on the west by
tho brick building ownod aud occupied
by tho Bank of Timmonsville, with
Masonic Ball above. Tho building
was slightly damaged from broken
blluds, etc., but is fully Insured. All
the valuables of tho bank were re
PROFIT IN HA ISING BBAVBRS.
A Unique Industry in an Out-of-tho
Way Corner in Tennessee.
Ono of the chiof industries of Lako
County, Tenn., is beaver fanning. The
county is cut by numerous littlo rivors'
and creeks, and tho Western corner is
touched by the Mississippi Hiver. Reel
fool, Lake is ulso within its borders.
Tho county has but ono town of any
size. It is the seat of government,
called Tiptonvillo. Tho bauksof these
streams uro fringed with eottonwoods
und a species of elm that has a warped
and stuntod growth. These small
streams and tho trees that grow along
their hanks are the valuable features
of tho beaver farms.
While other farmors are crying ruin
and deploring low prices, tho bearer
farmers onjoy themselves rolling up
bank accounts that aro no way threat
ened by dry seasons, hailstorms, or a
demoralized market. There is always
a demand for beaver fur, and for tho
good article tho price is always satis
factory and unvarying. With $?00 in
his pockot a man may establish a bea
ver farm which will yield him from
$1,000 to $4,000 in throe years, if suc
cessful. Ifoliist purchases from ten
to lifteon acres of land through which
runs a stream. At a point whore tho
stream is narrow and tho banks stoop
a dam is built. This is dono by fi lling
a few trees across tho bod of thestroam
and filling in with dirt and stones. In
this way t.ho water is held hack, SO that
two or three acres of land are flooded.
Along tho banks of the stream and
around the pond, wire netting from
t'VO to three feet high is placed, eu
ch. ,ng all tho trees that Can possibly
bo taken in. Now and then, however,
a fanner loses some of his colony,
which escape up or down tho stream
by burrowing under the fences, but he
has theohance of getting somo of ills j
neighbors' animals, and,he makes no
A colony of twelve females and four
males la sufficiently largo to start with.
The animals art) purchased in the
Saskatchewan vailey in Manitoba,
where they aro trapped. A colony of
sixteen eosts $160. They are place J in
the ponds iu tho spring when tho water
is high; and all tho farmer has to do
is keep Ms dam and fences up and
prevent hunters from klllling the ani
mals. Tho farmer experiences but
little trouble with poachers, for it is
generally understood that a man
caught in tho aot of beaver hunting on
land that doesn't belong to him is to
get a bullet in his skin rather than
trial by jury.
It take, tho animals but a short time
to become accustomed to tholr new
surroundings. In a few days they
begin building their huts of mud and
sticks. They work vigorously on the
trees and somo of tho smallest ones
aro gnawed olT. The first your tho
farmer rocoivos no income, The ani
mals propagate,rapidly, and by fall in
tho second year the colony has greatly
increased in numbers.
Tho first two years on a beaver farm
is a tedious existence. Tho fanner
divides Iiis time between caring for
his colony and hunting. Upon the
latter ho depends principally for his
food. Hut little monoy is spent in the
constructions of dwellings. First, an
oxcavntion llvoor six feet deep is made
in tho ground, anil around this stakos
are driven closely together. When
fixed in tho ground they stand about
six feet high. Two tall, strong, posts
aro set in tho cou'.ro at each end, and
running from one to the other is a ridge
pole. Long poles aro slanted from
this over tho ends of tho surrounding
Stakes, projecting sovoral inches. On
tho roof thus made cakes of sod aro
laid, dirt is then thrown over it. and
tho whole is covered with sod. Around
I the outside, dirt is heaped until tho
; ends of the roof polos are covorcd.
j Tho whole, from a distance, looks liko
i a tontsbapod uphoavai of tho ground.
Tho ontranoo is a squaro opening in
j ono ond. Although thoro is nothing
! attractive about tho architecture of
this abodo, it is a very comfortable
dwolling, and protects tho ocoupnut
againt tho winter freezings porfootly.
; Boar skins and dear pelts scattered
over tho lloor and pieces of rough fur
nituro covered in tho same way, add to
tho comforts of the plaoo.
Tho best of foeoling usually exist
between the residents of this out-of
tho-way corner. >j The farmors aro,
for tho most part, m?n whose lives
havo buea pa?scd on the Woatorn
hunting grounds. ThoyV are hardy,
alow-going iuou, who taKe_ kindly to
tho hv?"?>it lifo they live, but who"
the time cotuoi\ (vu soiling tho produc.
of their farms (boy go down to Cairo
or Mom phis anJl engage iu a uouple of ,
wooks of high ?U ving that uwkes the
good citizens troiu"u."? aud the mjIoou
keepers richer. They "spoud their
money like water, and' not infrequent* *
'y> g? back to their farms with empty
pookets. Notwitlrstanding their rough
ways, they uro good hearted, und tbov
extend tho warmest hospitality
Tho slaughtering season begins
December aud lasts through January.
If there aro soverul farms on one
stream tho farmor whoso corral is
nearest to the mouth of the stream
kills first. When ho lias lluishod. the
next one above him bogies, and so on
to tho last farmer. Tho work begins
by drawing oil* the ponds by moans of
lloodgates thut are covered with wire
netting to prevent tho an i mal-; from
passing through. When tho mud
houses of the beavors aro exposed tho
farmer goes from ono to the other and
tups on them with a club. 'JWio noiso
frightens tho animals out. From the
formation of their logs they aro nuttrf"-?
ally slow-runners. They uro knocked
kneed, and their hind legs are wide
apart. When they leave tho huts they
are despatched with clubs, it requires
but a short time to kill them. When
tho colony is planted thoy aro brand
ed, and at butchering time thoso aro
preserved (or breeding purposes. It is
said of the heaver that it lives, active
and vigorous, to the ago of fifty years.
As soon as the killing is done tho
gates uro closed and tho farm ll*v '
again. The polls uro taken
dead beavers and stretched ovci .
made of bent elm strips. The fur sido
is on the inside. Saltpetre is rub
bed into the flesh of the skin and it
is oxposed to the atmosphere for two
weeks ; then the pelts aro packed in
bales and taken to market.
The pelts are classed according to
their size and 'he length of tho fur.
The poorest brings * ". and from that
" ,uro tho prices range t?"*d?. Tin
fur is used in the manufacture df ?rkot?i
hats, and garments for women. A
good deal of it is shipped* to China,
where it is made into expensive shoes
for aristocratic women.
NO FINANCIAL LEGISLATION.
The House Kills the Gold Bond
Boheme?A Republican Suggests
Washington, Feb. 14.?-Another
day's debalo in the House upon the
financial question has but served to
emphasize the foot that no legislation
affecting the (inanoial situation is to bo
expected from the Fifty-third Co?
gross. A week ago the House refused,
by a vote of 102 to 135, to ndopt tho
last Springer Hanking and Currency
bill, which contained a provision
authorizing the issue of long-time low
inlet est bonds, and today, by tho still
more decisive votoof 107 to 120, it de
clined to authorize the issue of $05,000.?
000 3 per cent, gold bonds with which
to replaoe the I per cent, bonds con
tracted for with the Morgan-Belmonjr*'
syndicate iu payment for tho pur
chase of 3,500,000 ounces of gold coin.
The consideration of tho joint resolu
tion for the purpose, reported yester
day from the Committee on Ways and
Means, by Chairman Wilson, occupied
all of tho session of six aud a half
hours, and the; discussion attracted an
attondnnco of spectators which over
flowed 6 tho public; galleries and en
croached upon that reserved for the
diplomatic corps and distinguished
Tho debate followed, in a general
way, the linos of the debate on tho
Springer hill last week, but the opposi
tion today was muoh more aggressive
than on that occasion. .Mr Wilson
was aided in advocating the m.?a*
by Messrs. Rood (Ron.) ? Maine;
Payne (Rep.) oi" Now x.?4c; Turner
(Dem.) of/a, and Bynum (Dom.),
of lu'Mu.. ...4i members of the Com
mittee on \Vays end Mouns, who urgod
that the joint resolution was a busi
ness matterUioroly, free from politics
or anything of that kind, the passage
of which would result ":i a saving of
$16,000,00010 tho people. Their efforts
were seconded by Messrs. Daniels
(Ron.), of Now York", Stone (RopA
of Pennsylvania : und Efondrix (Dem.),
of New York : Springor (Dem.), of Mil*
uois, and Cooper (Dein.), of Florida.
The opposition to tho passugo of the
joint resolution was led by Mr. Hop
kins (Rep.),of Illinois, and Mr. Bynum
(Dom.), of Nebraska, mombors of tins
CommittOOOn Ways and Means, und it
devoloped somo startling points. Mr.
Hopkins averted teat the President
was not animated by a patriotic motivo
in sending his latest messngo to Con
gress, but a desire to Utlloud upon that
body the responsibility for atiansac
tion negotiated by his formt r law part
ner, that would in t the syndicate repre
sented by him $25,000,000, Mr. Bynum
declared tho schomc proposed in tho
joint resolution to be but another stop
in the accomplishment of tho conspir
acy to str?ng lo silver, and ho assured
the House that so serious did ho con
sider it to he that were there any prob
ability of Its passage and tho forfeiture
of his life would prevent it, ho would
glitdly lay down hisdlfo in that battlo.
Mr. Johnson (Rep.),of Indiana, hint
ed tit impeachment, and Mr. Hepburn
(Hop.), of lowu, said that tho Republi
cans who favored tho measure pro
posed a new policy, a repudiation Ol all
the declarations of tho party in tho past
land the Institution of a now policy that
called for a now following. Other
speeches against tho joint resolution
were made by Messrs. Mc.Mlllin, of
Tennessee; Wheeler (Hem.), of Ala
bama, and ("convenor (Hop.), of Ohio,
members of the Committee on Ways
and Means; Llvingstou (Dom.), of Geor
gia; Northway and Hullck (Reps.) of
Ohio; Bland and Batch (Doms?) of
Missouri: Kein (Pop.), of Nebraska J
Simpson (Pop.), of Kansas, and Van
Voorhees [Hop.), of New York.
The vote was taken at '? o'clock upon
the question: '?Shall tho joint resolu
tion be ougrossod and read a third
time V" the result being as stated?yeas,
120; nays. HIT.
"The bill is dead,"officially dcclurod
tho Speaker, ami at 5.30 p. m. tho
House adjourned until to-morrow at
?Bcauregai'd Wilson, who lives near
Ya/.oo City, Miss., worked nine mules
tho past your and niado 300 bales of
cotton. After disposing of his crop
at an average of 5 cents a pound and
paying ilia expenses his net profit
amounted to $3,050.
?Tho Salkohatchlo River Is on a
boom, and tho shad fishermen uro look
ing very blue. Very few havo been
caught up to thisatime, and, unless the
rains coase, tho catch this season will bo
quite small. Quite a numbor havo em
barked In tho business this yoav.
?Sinco September 1, 1804, tho not
receipts of cotton at 1'ort Royal have
boon 111,501 bales as compared with
47,038 bales the previous season, an
increase of ill,403 balos. y